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 /'I 7;  ��������� ?  f^fr.  '���������riXJ*rft?.7������H'*-r?Tjr*~*^-"-"'  '���������A   X  h...-  ���������A    ���������;  ��������� V  ������������������  ������������������"     -  ���������*���������  . V--  V  Only Paper  Printed in the  Kootenay lake'' Min-  injr Districts.  s-  ;4 " A\ ���������:���������������/ ,  :���������. ���������-< '*.._:������������������ ...-'^i.'  .,��������� For Rates '."   ������������������  of Subscription .-and'  Advertising  SecFourth Page.  FUMBEE 3.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  SATUEDAY,  JULY  5,   1890.  $4 A YEAR.  .    OOIMS   D    THE   HOT   SPRINGS    DIVISION.'.-,.  The Airline, a recent discovery near  Cedar  creek, and some  distance  north  of Wheeler's  Skyline, promises to be,a lucky strike, as the ore  is of much  the  same character as that of the  Skyline.    It is owned by R. Watson-.and Frank  Ernest, who  have not, as  yet, done sufficient  work on it to determine its value.....'".;.... Vel-  noweth    &     Duncan     are     taking     fine    ore  out of the   No.   1.      They are working north  of    the    old     works,     and     have    also     discovered      ore     at     the ^northern     boundary  of   the   Claim,   the   trend   of   the   ore   chute  being in   a   northwesterly    direction..........  Arnold & Bremaud have brought in some very  good specimens of ore containing native and  ruby silver  from  the Toin O'Shanter, a claim  about 2 miles north of the Blue Bell.    It is the  first find Of native or ruby silver made on the  Hendryx side of the lake, Consequently it is important.............  Hobert   Jackson,  a  "chee  chaco,"has made a discovery of first-class galena  and carbonate ore  on  a fraction  between the  Highlander and the Lady of the Lake.    He has  recorded the claim as the Little Minnie.........  The water in the Skyline shaft has gone down  somewhat below the first level.    The men are  stoping and taking out first-class ore.   Wheeler,  McCune & Co., the owners, are getting in steam  hoists and pumps for both the Skyline and the  Krao...... ...... Mr. Nor they, the contractor for  sinking the Little Donald shaft, had to abandon  the job, as 2 horses on the whim failed to keep  the   water   out.      Davenport   &   Stevens,   the  owners, will put on a steam hoist and pump, so  that the mine can be worked.     The Little Donald is an ore producer........ ... .Dan Clark and  James Van Hook are running a tunnel on the  Lady of the Lake. The formation is hard, but  they expect to reach the vein in a few days.  Railroad Work Well  Under Way.  Within 10 days the first 5 miles of the grade  of   the  Columbia &  Kootenay  branch  of  the  Canadian Pacific will be turned over by Whitehead, McLean & McKay to the company, who  will   do   its   own    tracklaying   and   surfacing.  From that time  on  work  will  progress  more  rapidly, as it is mostly earthwork up to and on  this side  of the  Slocan  river.    As soon as the  track is laid on the first 5 miles, hauling supplies  over the tote road around the rocky .bluff can be  done away with, which will also enable the contractors to make better headway.    At the Nelson end contractor Keefer has the right-of-way  cleared as far as the line is definitely located,  and   has   grading   outfits   strung   along   from  within a mile or two of the falls to a point near  the west end  of his  contract.    The Galena on  her Monday trip brought in a number  of laborers from Spokane Falls, who immediately on  landing were  marched  down  the trail to the  camps.    Mr. Keefer has subbed a portion of his  rock  work, and will probably sub several stations between Nelson and the falls if the line, is  located on that survey.    He is getting in supplies and men so that the wTork is well under  wray and the tracklayers will not be delayed on  his end of the contract.  _a  A Great Mogul Visits  Us.  Thursday  night about 9  o'clock Nelson was  visited for the first time by a gentleman who is  acknowledged to be one of the foremost railroad  men in the world. W. C. VanHorne is president  of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company,  whose system of roads is fast becoming one of  the largest in America, and visited this section  to decide the route to be taken by the Columbia  <fe Kootenay branch. He was accompanied by  general superintendent Abbott, superintendent  Marpole, engineer Stewart, member of parliament Ba/rnarcl, legislative assemblyman Baker,  and other lesser lights. They started out from  Sproat on the backs of cayuses and landed at  Nelson on the deck of a rowboat loaned by contractor Keefer.    The line of march was over the  right-of-way to Keefer's camp, thence by the  river and portages. One of the party said they  were sore from riding and wet from boating.  Their stay was short, as at 6:30 a. m. Friday,  after presenting a siwash with a cigar, inr. Van  Horne led the way down to the river bank,  leaving our people in an anxious sweat as to  whether Nelson was to be a railroad town or a  -'���������siding.  ' . *r  Mining Locations Recorded This Week.  Following are the mineral claims recorded in  the government office at Nelson during the  week:   ���������'������������������ ,,   '.;��������� . '������������������'.������������������������������������ :" / .  Saturday, June 28th���������The "Evening Star,"  situate about 1 mile south from the government  trail, on the right bank of Sandy creek; John  Terkelson and , Richard Myers, locators. The  "Morning Star," situate on Sandy creek, to the  south of the Evening Star, from a Stake in the  center of the creek to the north end of the  Spokane; John Terkelson, Richard Myers, and  Freeman E. White, locators. The "Jersey  Lily," situate on the north side of the Kootenay, on a small creek emptying into the river  about ������ a mile above the mouth of 49 creek, and  about 1 mile north from the Queen Victoria;  Matthew Geraty, locator.  Monday, June 30th���������The "Pittsburgh," situate, on 49 creek, about 1 mile above the  government trail on the west bank of the said  creek; Rufus Dangan, Ole Hangen, and William C. Chase, locators. The "San Luis," situate on Sandy creek, ������ of a mile south from the  government trail, on the west side of and crossing the creek; John Terkelson and Richard  Myers, locators. The "Hector," situate on the  north side of Anderson creek about 4 miles from  its mouth and about 100 yards from the creek;  George E, R. Ellis and Pietro Morosi, locators.  The "Franklin," situate on the south side, about  3^ miles from the mouth of Anderson creek, adjoining the Kelp; George E. R. Ellis and Piefcro  Morosi, locators.  Friday, July 4th���������The "Gertrude," situate  about 1| miles south of Nelson and about f of a  mile west of the Hall trail; Claud S. F. Hamber, locator. The "Josephine," situate on the  south slope of the divide above the west branch  of Anderson creek, adjoining the "Cub;" John  P. Larnatte, locator. The "Union," situate on  the north side of the Kootenay, about 1 mile  above the mouth of 49 creek, running in a northeasterly direction from the bank of the river;  J. Stephen W. Rainforth and WT. E. Kennedy,  locators. ,    ��������� '  "Under Which Fag."  Nelson has a citizen who is intensely patriotit.  He was born on the banks of the St. Lawrence,  down   in   the   neighborhood of   the   beautiful  thousand isles.    He is not positive whether he  first seen the light of day on the New York bank  or on the Ontaria bank, so he remains in doubt  as to whether he is a full-fledged American,  owing allegiance to the mightiest republic on  earth, or a proud subject of Britain, the greatest  empire on earth. On ordinary days the quan-  dry does not worry him greatly in his eager pursuit of fun and that which makes the mare go;  but on natal days he, to be sure of not making a  mistake, celebrates with equal vim and patriotism the first and fourth days of July. He is as  enterprising as he is patriotic, and as great a  rustler as ever came west over the C. P. R. On  the 1st (Dominion day), not having any bunting  of his own, he rustled The Miner's home-made  emblem of Britian's power, also its flag with 42  stars and 13 stripes, made by a Donald girl, and  boldly flung them to. the winds from poles  nailed to the front of his Baker street hardware  store. Not satisfied with the generous praise  accorded him by our citizens for this display of  Canadian patriotism, he kept the flags till the  4th, and again hoisted them alongside other  starry banners that he managed to get in from  Spokane Falls. George Bigelow is like Stanley;  he is in doubt as to the flag under which to  claim citizenship.  OPERATIONS   IX   TOAI������    MOUNTAIN    DIVISION.  The claims on 49 creek, about 8 miles southwest of Nelson, are looking good and improving  as wTork progresses. Many of them are, as yet,  mere prospects; but their Owners have faith in  the country, and know that there is always a  ready market for free-milling gold properties  such as they believe they have.... ..... .Assessment and development work has been begun on  many of the claims between the Silver King and  the Toughnut, a distance of over 3 miles.    At  the former, work is being pushed in the tunnel;  at the latter, as soon as a suitable trail can be  cut work will be resumed.... >.. ...  At the Poor-  man, the 10-stamp mill is running during the  day with satisfactory results, and ore hauling  has  been  resumed.    Twelve to 14 men are at  work  in  the mine..........Several   claims  on  Anderson and Sucker creeks have been bonded  or  sold  to parties who   are   handling  outside  money.. ..... ... .The nickel claims oh the north  side of the river are attracting considerable attention, and are believed to be rich in ore carrying that ductile metal.  A Hitch in  the Bonding Arrangements.  There appears to be a hitch in the bonding arrangements recently made to allow Canadian  goods to come in to the ^Kootenay Lakes country by way of the Northern Pacific to Kootenai  station, thence in by way of Bonner's Ferry.  Mr. Crane, who is associated with mr. Lemon,  went out to the station to hurry in the goods,  but was unable to get trace of them, and now it.  is believed that the goods are at Revelstoke.  The bonding arrangement was a good one, as it  enabled our business men to purchase Canadian  made goods, which in several lines are superior  to the American, from houses with whom they  previously had dealings. If the bonding arrangement falls through, they will be compelled  to purchase all their goods in American markets, as it is impossible to bring in many lines of  goods over the trail between Nelson and Sproat.  Our business men should take prompt action in  the matter, for if the bonding arrangement miscarries, it means that they are at the mercy of  one railroad company���������not a pleasant position  to be placed in. What is wanted is competitive  freight routes.   The Slocan and Kootenay Ferries.  The government advertised for bids for the  privilege of operating ferries at the crossings of  the Slocan and Kootenay rivers on the trail between Nelson and Sproat, the awards to be  made on or about June 1st. While the fact is  not generally known, the railroad company's  bid was accepted, and it became the owners of  the ferry franchises. A new boat has been put  in at the Slocan to replace the one that went  out in June, and a boat has been put in at the  falls on the Kootenay, instead of at the old  crossing at Ward's, the company claiming that  they could not purchase mr. Ward's boat at a  reasonable figure. The government rate of toll  is now charged at both ferries, that is: 10 and  25 cents per man and horse respectively. Mr.  Ward continues to operate his ferry, and all the  travel goes that way, as the trail by way of  Keefer's camps is rough, and there is more or  less danger to passers from the rock blasting  operations. .,   Rich Ore.  The richness of the ore at the Poorman  mine  is beyond dispute. Numerous pieces of ore,  showing rich in native gold, have been found  lately. On Saturday last a piece weighing  about 5 pounds was picked up. It contained  $15 worth of gold.  Metal  Market.  Latest New York quotations: Bar silver,  $1.04J an ounce; lead, $4.50-������ a hundred; copper,  $16.35 a hundred.  ���������__.u���������L_i_i_���������.������i__i���������_.ini���������iiM^  B������������l__^^ THE  MINEE:   NELSON,   E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 5,   1890.  M::  A   MIx\Tfi_RAI_    OWE.  The following was written by an A 1 mining  engineer, and read by dr. R. W. Raymond at a  banquet of the American institute of mining engineers at .Washington :\  The furnace-man his Mary Ann  Once praised in smelting mood;  And kindly they who heard him,say,  He did the best he could!  His mining pard, a'modern bard,  Of San Francisco, Cal.,  Begs me to read the following screed  About iniss Minnie Rail.  Let others be content, says he,  With -what the poets sang;  I stake my claim to love and fame  On no such common gangue!  Once and again I sought in vain,  Till cupid, expert god,  The sulph-eyed niaid to me betrayed  With his divining-rod.  .,/ Theii his long bow he drew (you know  Experts do that!), and.laughed,  As in my soul he made a hole  With love's discovery shaft!  I well-nigh swooned to feel the wound;  Indeed, so great a shock,  Methinks, would quite, like dynamite,  Make a whole country rock.  Ah, she was fair, as she stood there,  Gently to me inclined;  Her hanging;head, just tinged with red;  Her fcSot, so well-defined!  Her gentle breast no faults confessed  By fitful heaves and throws;  No thermal tides her slick insides  Disturbed in their repose.  A broidered line of selvage fine  Her graceful figure traced.  Ah, surely ne'er such body fair  Displayed so little waste!  To bide with her, the apex were '  Of sublunary bliss;  Such joy as swelled when Eden held  The paragenesis!  Her iron hat she doffed; arid that  Left her bright face revealed,  The while his word I thought I heard:  "Assay me, and I'll yield."  O .���������..'���������', '  Quoth I, "Dear witch, the prospect's rich;  "But I've been there before.  "I've ta'en my pick till I was sick,  "And tested o'er and o'er.  "A silver glance has made me dance  "Till skips wore out my pumps.  "Lcould do naught with all I wrought  "But add it to my dumps!  "This warned me I should never try  "To prove love's different sorts  "By turning lens on specimens  "At single pints or quartz.  "Grown wiser so, I fain would know  "As prudent scientist,  "What you will be in quantity.  "In short, will you persist?"  With modest mien and ruby sheen,  She whispered-low, '"Will you?"  (Whoever tries two crystal eyes  Will know this tale is true).  "At least you can," I re-began,  "If you're refractory state;  "Mispickle there looks very fare,  "But won't amalgamate."  "I think, said she, "that I should be  "Not difficult to treat  "With stamps enough, and pans and stuff  "Of various kinds and heat!"  Said I:    "'Twere well if I could tell  "Which way your course will trend.  "Will it or not unto m'v lot  "Be faithful to the end?  "These strikes of folks, they are no jokes,  "I'd bar that trouble here;  "If here at last my lines are cast,  "I want my title clear!"  She answered:    "Such a claim's too much  "For me to grant, I think;  a  a  "If you don't like my present strike,  "You'd better drift or sink!"  "One question more," I said, "before  "I act upon the rest:  "Could I expect a good effect  "From having you well dressed?  "Your gravity I fain would see  "Specifically figured;  ' 'Would you prefer a Rittinger ?"���������  She answered, "I'll be1 jiggered!"  Arid such a glance she shot askance,  I felt myself unable  My passion's weight to concentrate  On my heart's shaking table.  I changed the theme.    "Did you ne'er dream,  "In earlier days than this  "You passed through strange-mysterious change,  "Or met a morphosis?  "Have you iie'er cliiiibed in clouds sublimed  "From scenes, of igneous strife,  Or have you led thus far, instead,      ������       .,:.������������������  "A sedimentary life?  That is, sweet frierid, did you ascend,  "As every parvenu must,  "Or come throunh chinks, as Emmons thinks,  ' 'Down from the upper crust ?  "Not that I care from what or where  "Your beauty came to me;  "I judge by fruit and not by root,  "Your geological tree.  "Yet there are those who still suppose  "If they can tell, whence was it?  "They're on the road that parts a lode  "From merely a deposit."  "Naught do I know, if from below  "Or from above I came;  "Only this fact is quite exact:  "I got here all the same!  "So tease me not to tell you what  "To me is all unknown,  "And fear no harm, but put your arm  "Around mv mineral zone!"  "Enough!'   I cried;  "my charming bride!  "Your worth I do devine;  "Till beyond doubt you peter out,  "I'll proudly call you mine."  A Plant   Possessing; Astonishing  Powers.  There has been discovered in the forests of  India a strange plant, which possesses to a very  high degree astonishing'magnetic power. The  hand which breaks a leaf from it receives immediately a shock equal to that which is produced  by the conductor of an induction coil. At a  distance of 6������ yards a magnetic needle is affected  by it, and it will be quite deranged if brought  near. The energy of this singular influence  varies with the hours of the day. All-powerful  about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, it is absolutely  annulled during the night. At times of storms  its intensity augments to striking proportions.  During rain the plant seems to succumb, and  bends its head during a thunder shower. It remains there without force or virtue even if one  should shelter it with an umbrella,. No shock is  felt at the time of breaking the leaves, and the  needle is u aaffected by it. One never by chance  sees a bird or insect alight on the electric plant;  an instinct seems to warn them that they would  find their sudden death. It is also important to  remark that where it grows none of the magnetic metals are found, neither iron, nor cobalt,  nor nickle���������an undeniable proof that the electric force belongs exclusively to the plant.  Light and heat, ^phosphorescence, magnetism,  electricity, how many mysteries and botanical  problems does this wondrous Indian plant conceal within its leaf and flower!  Of Interest to Pick and Drill-Sharpeners.  Among the interesting facts in metallurgy is  that the strength of steel is reduced by being  hardened in water, but both its hardness and  toughness are increased by being hardened in  oil. Iron, heated and suddenly cooled in water,  is hardened, and the breaking strain, if^ gradually applied, is increased, but it is more likely to  snap suddenly; it is softened, and its breaking  strain reduced,, if heated and allowed to cool  gradually, and, again, if brought to a white  lieat, iron is injured, if it be not at the same  time hammered or rolled.  John Houston. Charles H. Ink.  W. Gesner Allan (a Notary Public).  Houston, Ink & Allan.  AND  Will purchase and sell milling claims and town lots;  collect rents; write bills of sale, bonds, agreements, mortgages, deeds, certificates'of incorporation; etc, etc.  Aid in procuring crown deeds for lands, Nelson town  lots, and mineral claims.  Office in The -Miner building, Baker Street, Nelson.  EAST    BASvElt   STREET,  .'. J.. MARKS, C. VAN  PROPRIETORS.  I ESS,  LAMEST  HOTEL IN  NELSON  AFFORDS   SPLENDID   VIEWS  '    *   ' OF   BOTH  TOAD MOUNTAIN AND KOOTENAY RIVER  Best brands of liquors and cigars always in stock.    The  table furnished with the best in the market.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Agent for mineral claims ; crown grants obtained   for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished.  Ofi-ice at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C.  Electoral District of West Kootenay  Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the  Qualification and Registration of Voters Act, I shall hold  a court of revision at the court house, Farwell, on Monday,  the 4th day of August, at 10 a. in., to hear and determine  objections against the retention of any names on the  voter's list. G. C. TUNSTALL, collector of votes.  Farwell, June 2nd, 1890. THE  MINER:   2JELS0H,   R, C,  SATURDAY,  JULY 5, 1890.  Dealers^ Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty,  The stock is full and conrolete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  and compare Prices.  ain Street, EE VELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON.  ������IiOHMA_**S    IHIPR ACTIO AK_LE   SCHEME.  The curiosity of the people of Kootenay lake  has been excited on hearing that mr. Grohman  intends to begin work at the rapids below -Nek.  son, claiming that by doing so his company  is carrying out its contract with the government for preventing the overflow of the lands  On the Kootenay riVer; a contract which was  supposed to have lapsed and all concessions connected therewith absolutely forfeited by noncompliance -with the terms thereof. Surely the  government have not been so blind to our own  arid the general interests of the province as to  grant that company an extension  of time  in  connection with that project, knowing that the  scheme of reclamation, as proposed, is not  practicable by a company with limited means.  Below Nelson mr. Grolimah proposes to widen  the river at the rapids,, removing the earth on  the north side to a depth of 6 feet between high  and low water marks, doing the same on the  south side of the river at the Narrows, 2 miles  below the lake. He claims that this will prevent an unusual rise in the lake, and consequently prevent the overflow of the lands in  question. Such reasoning, however, is utterly  fallacious, and will only prove to be a "delusion  and a snare" and serve to trap the unwary in  the old country alici those unacquainted with  this locality.  The Kootenay riVer from the south end of the  lake to Bonner's Ferry is practically a level. No  doubt ages ago this lake extended to that point  but has been filled by the deposit of silt from  the rivei% leaving only a narrow and exceedingly tortuous channel, in which the current is  very sluggish; and the water is forced through  and the.current induced not by the fall (as there  is none) in the bed of the channel, but by the  pressure of the water from above; therefore, unless this channel is straightened and the normal  level of the lake lowered at least 10 feet, the  overflow cannot be prevented. The lowering of  the lake, would be beyond the financial ability of  mr. Gfrohman's company, to say nothing of the  action likely to be taken by the Dominion  government to prevent the destruction  of navigation on the Outlet and the Kootenay river. This opinion is entertained by engineers who have gone into the subject and  have studied the extreme and sudden rises in  the lake���������as much as 14 inches in 24 hours over  this enormous area���������which will give a slight  idea of the great body of water passing through it.  A tract of land is also reserved for mr, Groh-  man's company, being the overflowed land near  the mouth of the Lardeaux.  Only a small portion, and that nothing more  than a sand flat, is covered by overflow from  the lake the most extensive and best lands in  that vicinity are overflowed by the river itself  being far above the level of the lake; the river  having a great fall and very rapid, any work  performed at the outlet would utterly fail to affect the overflow of that land in the slightest degree. All the lands proposed to be reclaimed  at both ends of the lake are chiefly valuable for  hay, many spots near the river being suitable for  raising vegetables, and would no doubt be now  occupied had this curse of a reserve for an impracticable scheme not existed. As it is, such  ..men will not go onto and make improvements  on land which they do not own, and all the vegetables and iii time most of our beef will be  brought in from ranches on the Kootenay river  south of the boundary.  The public will perceive what a grave injustice  is being done by the present policy. All the  lands referred to have been under reserve for 6  years, during which time the Kootenay Valleys  ff Company has made no appreciable effort to  carry out its undertaking with the province.  Its sole object appears to have been to retain all  concessions by hook or crook. Possibly the government are not so inuch to blame in the matter, having been misled by false representations  and made to believe that the Grohman scheme  was the only one for inducing a settlement of  the overflowed lands. The scheme will end in  failure, and the work soon to be commenced will  be of as much use as the canal built in upper  Kootenay, which is about as useful as a railway  to the moon. The government should, therefore, either compel the Grohman company to  live up to the letter of its contract, or begin  proceedings to annul it, as it can be safely said  the only benefit the company has ever conferred  on this section is the importation of the "Mud  Hen!" .   '\. ' ������������������ !/ :  Believes in .Doing-'Actual Work.  G. C. Tunstall, gold commissioner and government agent for West Kootenay district, arrived  at Nelson on Thursday, and went to Ainsworth  on the Galena on Friday. While at the latter  place, he will decide as to where the trunk  wagon road is to start from, which is to tap the  Hot Springs mines, and. make arrangements for  its building. On his return to Nelson he will  confer with the people and learn their wishes as  to the construction of the trunk road to the  mines on Toad mountain. Mr. Tunstall believes  in the system that will give the most actual  work for the money expended, and in that belief he is backed up by every man in the Kootenay Lakes country who is desirous of seeing it  speedily developed.  Nelson to 'Slave Sessions of the County Court.  Judge Ward Spinks, whosp  district includes  Kootenay as well as Yale, arrived at Nelson for  the first time on Thursday. He decided that it  would give better satisfaction to try Brady  under the Speedy Trials Act at this place,  rather than put witnesses to the expense and  trouble of making a trip to Revelstoke. Judge  Spinks states that hereafter he will hold sessions  of the county court at Nelson, and compliments  the people of the lakes country for their peace-  ableness and their ability in settling disputes  without recourse to the courts.  Sidewalks.  Some scheme  should be adopted to compel  non-resident and non-improvement lot owners  to build sidewalks in front of their property.  Corner-lot Greene should be made take the initiative.  DEALER IN  AND   GRAIN,  VEGETABLES,  BUTTER AND   EGGS,  FISHING   TACKLE.  Ward Street, Nelson, B. C.  S BARRETT,  LAGKSSVIITH  Horse-Shoeing a Specialty  All kinds of Jobbing and Repairing Executed  Neatly and -Promptly.  Ward Street, opp. Government Office, Nelson.  o        -____������������������       ___v������       J_____a.__.XOa       X   ��������� VaU������  Member of Society of Chemical Industry;  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," of  ���������'The Iron Ores of the World," Etc., Etc.  Expert   in   the   "Bluebird"   Mining   Suit.  ERT   AMD   GHEtVtllST  NELSON,  B.  C.  REVISED   ASSAY   CHARGES.  Silver, Gold or Lead. .  .$1 50  Copper. ,..  -.  2 50  Silver and Lead  .2 00  Silver, Gold and Lead  3 00  Silver and Copper.   . 3 00  Silver, Gold and Copper  <_ 00  Silver and Gold  2 00  Three samples for Silver or for Lead 3 50  Mineral properties managed and reported upon.   Interests of non-residents attended to.  BOOT AND SHOE SHOP  NELSON, B. C.  I am now prepared to make to order boots and shoes of  all kinds, at as reasonable rates as they can be made for in  this part of the country; also,  _R__EI_E:>_A.I_E?,I_N"Gr  neatly and substantially done, and all orders promptly  attended to. The patronage of the public is respectfully  solicited.  _e_-. "W"- zraz.A-iea^iES.  _Q_fl____RR5__R9ntE  __a__a_������____j__________^ ���������THE.-'MINER.:   NELSON, * B. C,  SATURDAY,  JULY 5,  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2:50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Reading or Local Notices 25 cents a line each  insertion.   Contracts made.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not  given .$1 will be   charged.   Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to$10���������accord-0  ing to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters : The Miner, Nelson, B. C,  (with "via Kootenai, Idaho," added if mailed in tlie  United States.)  ���������  Authorized Agents : Henry Anderson, Ainsworth;  James Delariey and James Gibson, Spokane Falls;  J. H.  Matheson,  Donald; Sam Woods, Westminster.  EDITORIAL    REMARKS.  There is no question but that the mining districts on Kootenay lake have a good  name on  the outside, and that that good name is based  on.solid"merit.     There is no mining country in  America today that can make, for the amount  of work done, as good a showing of mineral in  sight as the 3 districts of Hendryx, Hot Springs,  and Toad Mountain.    This  showing has  been  made  without machinery, as, with  the single  exception of the Blue Bell, all development work  has been done entirely without the aid of steam.  But, while the showing is so entirely satisfactory, a stage has been reached when the employ-  ziient of steam  hoists and pumps is an actual  necessity. To purchase these requires capital, and  the average claim owner is not a capitalist.   The  question then to be considered by the thinking  claim owner is whether to let his ground remain  unworked or sell to some one with means who  will work it.    The Miner believes it the better  course to sell, at a reasonable figure, to the operator with means, as every claim in a district developed into a mine enhances the value of every  other find in the same district.     The value of a  district is not gauged by the number of locations  made in it, but always by the number of paying  properties worked in it.     Claim owners should  be liberal with buyers, and not ask mine prices  forc mere    prospects.      In    the    long   run,    a  cash buyer is taking chances, for all claims can  not  be profitably worked.    Boys,   be  sensible.  When a liberal spot cash offer is made you, take  it.    Money in pocket is better than the average  bole in the ground.      ____  Whether the election deposit requirement of  the present provincial law is a just or wise provision is questionable. The friends of the provision claim that there are very few men of any  ability who would find the least difficulty in  procuring the funds necessary to qualify as a  candidate. If this be a good reason, then no one  but men of wealth should be eligible to hold  office; the poor man should be denied that right  by legislative enactment. The right to vote, in  this province, is guaranteed to every male subject who has attained the age of 21. The privilege of voting for the man of his choice goes with  that right. If entitledto the one he is entitled  to the other. No candidate should be required  to make a deposit to defray the expense of election ; or if such deposit be required, then all candidates sjiould be required to deposit and forfeit  equal amounts.   The people pay the taxes; they  are riot contributed by the individual members of  the "government" that happens to be in power,  as some people think; and they are not contributed solely by the supporters of that "government." They are paid by the whole people, arid  the people should have the privilege of voting  for whom they please without being required to  pay a forfeit for doing so. In but few legislative districts are candidates returned by acclamation; and the cost of holding elections in  contested districts is not affected by the number  of names printed on the ballot papers. The  deposit requirement should be stricken from the  election law. .  The land laws of the province are liberal to  men who wish to take up lands for agricultural  or pastoral purposes. Such lands can be acquired on payment of from $1 to $2.50 per acre,  and the expenses of surveying if on unsurveyed  lands. But no such liberality is extended to the  miners arid prospectors and pioneei's who settle  on and make valuable lands reserved for town-  site purposes. These men are compelled to go  in the open market and bid against outside speculators for lots on which to build a "shack," a  cabin, or a house. This is not fair. The man  who wishes a 50 x 120 foot piece of ground on  which to build a home should be allowed the  privilege of purchasing the same from the province at a nominal figure; providing always that  he be required to live on and improve it, as is  required of the pre-emptor on agricultural lauds.  By the official canvass J. M. Kellie is declared  the representative-elect to the legislative assembly from West Kootenay.   This is no small honor  to confer on a man whose residence in the district   dates back  less   than  a  year;   but   The  Miner  predicts that the  honor has  not been  misplaced.      It   believes   that  mr.  Kellie   was  elected by the  meii  whose  interests  are   connected with the mining industry, and by them  alone.     That  industry heretofore  has had no  true representative  in  the assembly,  and mr.  Kellie wrill be its sole representative in the assembly-elect.    That he  will  neglect the   interests  of   miners  and   mine operators  is hardly  probable, for it is the interest  in  which he is  personally concerned.    While the present mining law is liberal in its provisions, many of its  sections are conflicting and ambiguous���������almost  impossible of construction���������a result of their being drawn up by  men who kriew but little of  quartz mining.    It will devolve on mr. Kellie to  see that these conflicting sections are repealed.  The section requiring a working miner to take  out a license should also be repealed.    It is unjust and  unfair.     And last,   mr. Kellie should  use his best efforts to have the royalty clause of  the Railroad Aid Act repealed, or set aside by  an order-in-council.    While the  royalty clause  is not mandatory, the sooner it is made a nullity, the sooner will confidence be restored to a  business  that, within  a few years, will be the  first industry of British Columbia.  The average Englishman can see no good in  the institutions of America, not even in matters  political. He says that there is no such a thing  as political morality in the United States���������that  it is all political immorality. He says the president is largely controlled by capitalists; that  many members of the senate and house are controlled by wealthy corporations; that the state  legislatures are owned by capitalistic rings;  that in all the cities there is such an amount of  robbery, jobbery, and corruption as would make  a conservative Englishman stand aghast at the  enormity of the crime and the  barefaeedness  with which it is carried on. The average Englishman may be right; but somehow the average  Englishman in Canada���������no Englishman deigns  to vote in the United States���������soon drops into  the groove, and becomes expert at' 'robbery, jobbery, and corruption." It is safe to allege that  communities in the United States or Canada���������  ������������������whether; cities, towns, villages, or country districts���������-whose people are wholly American or  Canadian, are as honest morally and politically  as like communities in England. There is much  to condemn in the methods adopted by partisan  pbliticans, both in America and in Great Britain;  but that the people, as a whole, of either country are politically corrupt is not true, and no  one but a misanthropic pessimist would make  such unjust charges.  '<������������������.  Whether the people of Nelson are to have a  wharf can be decided bv themselves.    A sum of  ���������      * ���������,'������������������<  money has been appropriated for public works  in   this  district.    If the  people  want  a wharf  they can probably get it; but if they get a wharf,  there will be just that much less expended on  wagon roads.      It  can not be disputed that a  good   wagon   road from   Nelson   to   the   Hail  group, with a branch to the Toughnut group, is;  a necessity.    These roads must be built, for the  more accessible a claim is, the more readily can  it be developed into a paying property.    Good  roads also give outsiders a good impression of a  district   and   a   government.      Of   course,   at  present, the district's reputation is all right, but'  the govern men t's is a little shady, and it is the  plain duty of the people to help the government  regain a good name.    The Miner is of opinion  that, outside of enlarging the float now used as  a wharf (which can be done for $200) and locating a wharfsite, nothing more is necessary to  be done in the matter this year.     If this actiori  be taken, the amount available for road building will be sufficiently large to complete a main  trunk road, provided the mine owners interested  make good the promises they have made.    It is  definitely  known  that the  money  will not be  frittered  away on useless  surveys,  but, on the  contrary, will be expended on actual road building.    Let the work be awarded to the lowest responsible   bidder, and  see that  the contract is  strictly complied  with, both  as   to   work  and  time of completion.    The local officials, without  interference from Victoria, are fully competent  to attend to the business.  Promises made by candidates before election  are often forgotten after election. Representative-elect Kellie did not, while in this section,  make any extravagant promises as to the number and amount of appropriations he would secure for the people here; on the contrary, he  promised, in a general way, to look after the interests of the whole district. He now renews  these promises in a letter to a friend in Nelson.  Mr. Kellie writes: "I shall always be anxious  " and willing to forward the interests of southern  " Kootenay, and hope its people will give such  " support as will help me in working forthe inters  " ests of the whole district."  At Nelson mr. Giffin performs the duties of  mining recorder, tax-collector, and constable.  The mining business at the Nelson office is now  of such volume as to require the recorder to be  in constant attendance at the government  office, but the duties of tax-collector and constable often make this impossible. While the  district is as peaceable as any in the province,  a constable should be on duty, and at time3  assist the recorder as tax-collector. If the appointment is made, great care should be used  in selecting a suitable person.    No person seek-  __ v\_  M  F7E^ittF<?^*<^&Z^.KF^^ _SB5BB  THE MINEK:   NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  JULY 5,  1890.  Has received almost a complete line of Staple  Groceries and Provisions, and will have them  on sale in his new building by the middle  of the week. He has fine lines of Fancy  GrrocerieSj as well as Clothing and Furhitiire,  on the way in from Spokane Falte and Winnipeg.   His Prices will be BED-BOCK.   -  "\  y  <  CO  <  L_iw_n  ____���������  Long-Handle Shovels from Massachusetts,  Miners' Picks from San Francisco,  Striking Hammers and Drill Steel from Pittsburg,  Nails and Spikes from Wheeling,  Tin and Sheet-Iron Wares from Chicago,  Builders' Hardware from Connecticut,  Table and Pocket Cutlery from Sheffield,  Etc., Etc, Etc., Etc., Etc., Etc.  ing the position merely to be the more able to  dommeer:--oyer''people-'hot., of his own class or  caste should be appointed. Let the appointee  be a thoroughly competent man, who has great  discretion combined with strict integrity.  If the papooses of untaxed Indians were  counted, Nelson would have a sufficient number  of children to entitle it to a public, school. As  it is 6 bright little boys and girls are undoubtedly happy in the absence of "the other 9,  15 being the number required for a school  district. -   ., ��������� ��������� ���������'   ��������� .-.-���������.-   .     ,   ;;^;:.  Its .defects   Pointed   ^ut.  To The Editor of the Miner: In your number of June  28th, in.an article headed " JBogustowri," you make a remark about the wharf built last fall and winter for the  Nelson Improvement Company, in these words: "A  wharf, so faulty in design as to make it practically  useless was built," etc. As the wharf was built under my  supervision, I should be glad if you would kindly-  point out to your readers which is the faulty part of which  you complain. If you will make your headquarters in the  cabin built by mr. Anderson, a few years ago, near the end  of that wharf, I will undertake that the Galena, or any of  the boats navigating the lake, will take and deliver all  the freight of whatever kind you may be desirous of shipping to or from that place.     .Charles Westly Busk,  Outlet, Kootenay Lake, July 3rd.  In answering 1 he above. The Miner has no  desire to east a reflection on mr. Busk's ability  as a designer of wharves. The wharf referred  to is generally acknowledged to be of little use  ��������� in its present condition. In the first place, a  wagon and team can not be driven on it to receive freight as it is not wide enough to make a  turn. A good teamster might be able to back a  truck along its length, but ��������� he-would be taking  chances of backing his outfit into the river. In  the second place, at tlie stage-of water that prevails in the Kootenay -for 8 months in the year,  the upper floor of the. wharf is too high to unload freight on, and the lower floor equally inconvenient; both floors being useless without a  tackle hoist. Finally, if,the wharf was serviceable," .why did the chief promoter of "Bogus-  town," Joshua Da.vies of Victoria, let a contract  for a lighter, on .which- to unload the freight  consigned to his "city," the lighter now being  tied to the "wharf- that was built under mr.  Busk's supervision.  The Fight On.  There is no doubt but that the Canadian Pacific officials have picked out all the good lands  adjacent to their projected road to the Crow's  Nest pass, and that mr. Grohman, manager of  the Kootenay Valleys Company, will have to  fight-for the lands to which he thinks his company entitled. That his schemes of reclamation  are impracticable is the opinion of many who  have studied the topography of the country; but  mr. Grohman is persistent, and as long as the  stockholders of his company are willing to put  up money, he will find a way to expend it. Mr.  Grohman writes The Miner, under date of Victoria, June 28th:    "I take great interest in your  locality, where as early as 1882 I have often  camped among perfectly wild' surroundings.  As you know, I am manging the affairs of the  Kootenay Valleys Company" reclamation  scheme, which I hope to be able to carry to  a successful termination before long. We  propose to commence active work in September, the stage of water before then not permitting the advantageous handling of large  boulders at jn'esent submerged. The necessary plant, tip wagons, etc., left Victoria a  fortnight ago, but as they were shipped via  Revelstoke they can not reach the Outlet till  the advance tote road of mr. Keefer's contract  is completed, wrhich will be by August."  ..Cut This-Out Jiud Paste it in Your Hut.  Prospectors cannot be too careful in staking  claims.    The law is plain in its provisions as to  the:number of feet that can be taken; up; as to  the number and size of the stakes required, and  as to the time in which a claim must be recorded  after day of location.   If the plain requirements  of the law are complied with, litigation, that  bane of the'mining industry, Will be reduced to  a minimum. The following requirements prepared by officials well versed in the mining  laws of the province are so plain that they should  be easily understood by anyone following the  business of prospecting. If cut out and kept for  reference, -.much vexatious trouble will be  saved: ___  In taking up a mineral claim the following  formalities are absolutely necessary:  (1) Before locating the locator must take out  a miner's license.  (2) In staking the claim, place 3 stakes at  equal distances along the center line. Each  stake must be at least 4 feet above the surface  of the ground, squared on four sides, and each  side so'squared .must measure at least 4 inches.  A tree stump 4 feet in height and squared 4 x 4  inches will answer in lieu of a stake.  (3) On each stake a notice must be. posted giving the following particulars:  The name of the claim.  Length of claim in feet.  The direction of the center line.  The date of the notice.  The name of the claimant or claimants.  The following form of notice fills the above  conditions:  x  Take notice that the undersigned,  has this day of  x  ��������� , A. D., 189���������, located amineral  claim, known as the -, 1500  feet in length and 600 feet in width;  the direction of the center line is   to -. .  X  (4) Record your claim with the mining recorder of the district in which tlie location is  situated.  Any one failing to observe any one of the  above conditions is liable to have his claim  jumped. The necessary forms in blank can be  had at the government office at Nelson.  QEAY PLANNEL  NAVY BLUE CLOTH  FLANNELETTE  PEE0ALE ������  PINE BELFAST LINEN  0AMBEI0  At ROCK-BOTTOM PRICES for next 7 days.  R    STREET,  JJLJ.  DEALERS IN  9  BOOTS AND SHOES,  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos,  cigars, stationery, etc.  Postoffice Store, Nelson, B. 0.  Kootenay Lake Saw-Mill,  41.   ������. .IHICHAXAK,.���������Proprietor.  cAll kinds of rough lumber and dimension stuff on hand  or sawed to order; also T and G flooring, Y ceiling, surfaced lumber, rustic^ and sawed shingles.  Capacity of mill 20,000 feet per day, which ensures the  prompt filling of large orders. Lumber delivered at any  point on Kootenay lake.  Postoffice address, Nelson, B. C.   Mill 14 east of Nelson.  m  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  DRUGS,   PATENT  MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.  C.GARS    AT   WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  J-OTDRY,  Baker Street, near Josephine,  All Work  Turned  Out Promptly  and in First-Class Style,   None but White  Ifieln Employed.  ALICE   FOSTER,   _J^A.__ST__^.G}-_l������!_Et.  ���������mu-iuimUMW  um������m_MMwmi������A������iu_M5  mim__i____mi_i______^^ 6  THE  MINEE:   NELSON,  B.   G./ SATUEDAY,  JULY 5,  1890.  BUILDERS.  %  Will Contract for tM Erection of  Stores, Dwellings, Wharves,  Mills, Bridges, Etc.  SEASONED   LU  ��������� ��������� ���������' .'���������'..-���������<        -���������'������������������'  on hand, with which to manufacture Store  Fittings, Tables, Desks, Etc.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  zsr^33__.so__sr, _b. o.  NELSON and SPEOAT.  Will contract to deliver fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  P AG  TRAS  running between Nelson and Sproat, and between Nelson  and adjacent mines.  , Will contract to deliver  mining machinery on any mine in  the district.  All Freight Shipped via Canadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly forwarded to destination.  CORRAL AND STABLING  at both Nelson and Sproat,. where saddle animals can be  hired and job wagons engaged.  NELSON OFPICE AND MAKKET:  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  1  JU  ___CI_RXJ_ED3r  PROPRIETOR  eer  Vernon Street (next door to Lakeview House),  NELSON, B. C.  Shaving, Hair Cutting, Shampooing.  The English Kitchen!  The only restaurant in Nelson.   Meals cooked to order  at short notice.   Lunches served.   Fish dinners  and Omelets a specialty.  _������o. 3 East Baker Street.  Hugh Madden, Fropr.  CREAM   OF   THE   WOR&D'S   NEWS.  In the British house of commons W. H. Smith stated, in  reply to a question regarding the transfer of Heligoland to  Germany, that a bill1 would be introduced to ratify the  cession. Smith was asked to produce the opinion of the  naval and military authorities concerning the transfer,  but declined to do so. The house having gone into a committee of the whole on the licensing bill, the chairman  moved that the first clause, applying $1,750,000 to the purchase of licenses, stand as part of the Dili. Stovey did not  resume his speech which was interrupted on Tuesday, and  the question was carried without debate. A division was  taken and the clause was carried by a narrow ^majority of  4.   Vote was 228 to 224.  At Denver, Colorado, nearly 1,500 carpenters, who went  out in sympathy with the striking mill, machine, and  henchmen, have returned to work. They will, however,  contribute to the support of the strikers, and all lumber  from the mills refusing to grant the strikers' demands will  be boycotted.  At Purvis, Mississippi, the grand jury have found an indictment against John L. Sullivan for prize lighting. A  petition to judge Terrel is being numerously signed by  leading citizens, praying that a fine without imprisonment  be imposed upon Sullivan.  At Buffalo, New York, in a throwing match for ������>25, between Jim O'Rourke and Harry Vaughan of the New  York Player's league club, the former won, throwing the  base ball 134 yards 2i inches. Vaughan's best throw was  128 yards.  Frank Provost was acquitted at the assize court at Donald of a charge of assault on Joseph LaPage (deceased)  with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The facts of the  case are: Joseph LaPage and some other Frenchmen were  drinking at Fort Steele. A fight took place and LaPage  received an injury on the head. This occurred on March  4th, and he died 5 days later. The medical testim ony was  to the effect that LaPage had died of epilepsy.  The London police are furious at the contemptuous silence with which chief commissioner sir Edward Bradford  has treated their petition, requesting permission to hold a  meeting, and they threaten, to hold one without his consent. It is quite apparent sir Edward purposes ruling  the London department as he did the native police in India,  and it is equally plain that an attempt to do so will fail.'  The rowing match between James Stansbury of New  South Wales and William O'Connor of Toronto, champion  oarsman of America, which took place on the Paramatta  river June 23rd, was won bjr Stansbury.  The British house of commons is enquiring into the uses  made by the Skimmers, Haberdashers and other London  companies of their estates in Ireland. Some of these companies are among the most unfair of Irish landlords.  They got their lands either as gifts from English sovereigns, or bought them up at very low rates for investment  when war had made Ireland a desert, and they have always administered the property; for all it was worth to  themselves without much regard to the interests of the  tenants.':  " :': ' "   The czar has issued a ukase freeing Sevastopol of all  taxation oh real property in honor of the defence of that  stronghold by the Russians in the Crimean war, which',  event is shortly to be celebrated on an imposing scale.  It is stated upon good authority that the French government recently made an offer of $400,000 to the Austrian inventors of smokeless powder for the secret of the manufacture of that explosive. The sum was large, but the  offer could not be entertained, as the secret had been sold  only a short time previously to the Italian government for  an amount somewhat smaller.  The Commercial Bulletin has an article on the gold supply from estimates made by the director of the mint. Circulars were sent to 7472 banks and bankers, and reports  were received from 6693, of which 1013 reported no gold  coin held. Seven hundred and forty-one banks, from  various causes, have sent no information. California has  the most gold, $11,474,416, and New Mexico the least, $7,380.  New York city banks hold $936,822 in gold. The director  of the mint calculates that the banks outside the national  banks of the United States hold $34,000,000 in gold.  The free coinage bill, it is claimed, will be vetoed by  president Harrison.  A Boston news bureau announces that it has it on good  authority that the Atchison railway is delaying its contemplated deal with the Pennsylvania railway for an outlet to  the Atlantic, and instead, through the messrs. Baring of  London, are endeavoring to secure control of the Baltimore & Ohio system. As the Barings have a large interest in that corporation, and have a promise in the large  block of stock of Baltimore city, the company in this case  will start a line from China and Japan to San Diego and  the Barings will establish a line from Liverpool to Baltimore, making a continuous traffic route and control the  entire business from Asia to England.  Lieutenant Wyse has arrived at Panama to arrange  with the Colombian government for the extension of the  concession in order to complete the Panama canal, having  been sent by the liquidator of the Panama Canal Company.  The Lake park, a strip of ground extending from Madison street south to Twelfth, and from Michigan avenue to  the lake, has been decided upon by the World's Fair  officials as the site on which the fair will be held. It is a  most accessible location, being within a few blocks of the  business center of the city.  Josiah Potts, aged 48 years and his wife, aged 43 years,  were hanged on June 20th at Elko, Nevada, for the murder of Miles Fawcett. a rancher, 70 years of age, at Car-  lin, on January 1st, 1888. Fawcett called oh the Potts  family to collect a loan, and was brained with an axe by  mrs. Potts. The husband buried the body in the cellar of  the house. After some time the Potts sold out their property in Carlin, including that which had belonged to  Fawcett, for which they had forged a bill of sale, and removed to Rock Springs, "Wyoming, where Potts obtained  a situation as machinist with a mining company, and where  his good habits and superior skill soon raised him to the  position of foreman.  HANSEN & H  CONTRACTORS  AND  "WILL   CONTRACT   FOR  THE   ERECTION   OF   ANY   SJZE  WOOD   BUILDING.  PLANS and ESTIPATES  furnished and bills for material made.  JOB  C  attended to promptly  Shop on Baker Street, between. Hall and Hendryx.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELS'OX, B. C.  SODERBERG  &  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETORS.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE  TABLE  is  acknowledged   the best  in the mountains.  TBI__]   _B_A__R,  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  "The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  NELSOtf, b.-<c.  AHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The reputation made for this house by its former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  _"���������* *__���������   ���������*���������!_���������  fjt������   _.:_:. \r  jrr_ -_-., p* m ng_____  THE  MINEE:  1TELS0U,  B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 5,  1890.  DOMINION    BAY    AND     THE,   FOURTH'.'.-OF\'/JIILY.^  ^Surprising as it is perhaps to those unacquainted with the people of this section of British Columbia, it is nevertheless a fact that Dominion day and the fourth of July were celebrated at Nelson with an equal enthusiam; and  those who were most active in commemorating  the consolidation of the Dominion were equally  to the front in keeping green the memory of  that momentous day that one hundred and  fourteen years ago first gave independence to  Uncle Sam.  On Dominion  day, the imperial flag floated  above the government office, and the maple leaf,  the beaver, and the stars and stripes were indiscriminately unfurled to the breeze on the various  business houses���������the particular flag depending  not so much on the nationality as the resources  of the firm.    The three essentials to successful  celebration were plentiful���������giant powder, flags,  and inspiration.    At intervals during the day  sticks of giant powder were detonated, but as  the wind was rather strong the effect of the fine  echo here was lost.    But J. C. Corbaugh and S. R.  Divine, both citizens of the republic to the south,  were going to celebrate anyhow, and often and  loud the sharp crack of the jfowder reminded  people of the importance of the day.    The town  was very orderly���������beyond one or two notable  characters who sat on hotel steps in a state of  ���������".���������maudlin loyalty and hiccuped everlasting allegiance to the queen, the direct effect of whisky  upon fidelity to her majesty was not easily seen.  On the fourth it was different; there was more  vim, more gusto, more method in the festivities.  On  the  eve of that day E. S. Topping  went  around for subscriptions to procure the sinews  of war.;  Every one asked "chipped in" something, from The Miner's devil to the Englishmen, and $22 were raised.    With this a box of  giant powder was  bought; 'with 50 pounds of  No. 1 tribute was to  be paid to  Uncle  Sam s  pluck.    The morning of the 4th was bright and  clear,  and just at dawn  revolver shots  were"  heard in various parts of the town.    Who the  enthusiasts were is unknown.    At 1 o'clock the  first sally of powder was fused under the artistic  direction of messrs. Divine, Topping, Boecker,  and Oraddock.    Thirteen loud reports drowned  the  shrill whistle of the  steamer Galena and  roused the boys from their slumbers.    In  the  still  of  early'morn the  eoho was  grand.    At  mid-day 16 more shots were fired.    The flags  that had floated on Dominion day were, with  the exception of the government's, still flying���������  a few additional stars and stripes were unfurled.  Inspiration and independence were  plentiful;  enthusiasm and good fellowship were plentiful;  strictly sober republicans and democrats were  plentiful, also.    They commemorated their great  national day with as much freedom as if they  had been in a mining town on  United States  soil.    In the evening the balance of the giant  powder   was   detonated.     Hurrahs  for   Uncle  Sam  once more resounded through the  town  and   good  old  Canada "rye" was  again  called  into requisition, and the fight for independence  was refought in  wordy debates.    An attempt  was made to get up a stag dance, but as most of  the active celebrators had a shakiness about the  knees, and .miraculous visionary powers, it was  thought more preferable to have a little vocal  music, and such choice little patriotic gems as  "Mary Kelly's Beau" were rendered in a highly  creditable manner.  Taken all in all the boys acquitted themselves  well as men and patriots, and by their actions  proved that they were entitled to the liberty  gained by their ancestors, and guaranteed them  while residing under the flag of Great Britain.  Hercrafter Will Take Chances on Dry Land.  John Evans, who for 2 months has been acting as captain and purser of the government  ferry-boat at the Slocan crossing, has resigned  the position and returned to active life in the  future metropolis. Mr. Evans is conceded to be  one of the best boatmen in the country, but has  concluded to follow a business on dry land in  which there is less risk and more money.  Quick Time.  On his last trip to Spokane Falls, H. F. Keefer  took a siwash canoe down the Columbia to the  Little Dalles, thence to Spokane by the Spokane  & Northern railway. Mr. Keefer left Sproat in  the forenoon, and says he could easily have  "made the terminus of the railway at Marcus in  time to have caught the down train, thus making the trip from Sproat to Spokane in 10 hours.  Still Room for One More.  The Miner's 20 x 30 building is a sort of combined print shop, real estate office, grocery store,  crockery emporium, and receiving hospital.  Yet there is still room in one corner for a jeweler, and, on a pinch, accommodations would be  given a sign painter. At present one of The  Miner outfit is the only man in Nelson who can  help the physically afflicted, and he has turned  the ram pasture on the second floor into a retreat for men with bruised thumbs, sore legs,  and disfigured cheeks. If he had but the tools  to pull teeth, his time would be entirely occupied in caring for the afflicted. A grocery-  man's "tea from Japan" and "crockery from  everywhere" occupy half the floor space, while  the other half is set apart as a ring in which to  settle pugulistic difficulties, continually arising  between the groceryman and a real estate and  mining sharp who has desk room in the southeast corner of the building. The printing material occupies the vacant nooks. Boys, The  Miner office is the one building in Nelson  where you are all alike welcome! Tho subscription rates of the paper can be found on the 4th L.  page.. .���������    . ;    ���������. . ���������������������������;'���������    ;     ���������   ���������   -,,  A Store with a Plate ftilass Front.  Contractor Andy Wallace, with the aid of  Duncan McGillivray and John McNeill, is getting J. Fred Hume & Go's store in shape to display goods. The building is 2 stories and fronts  40 feet on Vernon street. The front of the first  story has over 270 square feet of plate glass in  windows and doors; the upper story being  lighted by 10 windows. When the building is  completed, about half the rustic is now on,  manager Atherton will have ample room to  turn round in it, and have a splendid opportunity to show his skill and taste in "dressing" its  window's.  ARRIVAL   ANJ>   DEPARTURE   OF   MAIJLS.  Mail arrives at 5 o'clock P. M. Mondays and departs at  7:30 A. M. Tuesdays. Letters for registry should be handed  in 30 minutes before departure of mail.  Nelson, B. C, June 20, 1890. J. M. GILKER, P. M.  ID-RTJGl-a-ISTS.  Prescriptions carefully compounded, from pure drugs, by  a graduate in pharmacy.   A full line of patent medicines and toilet articles carried.  <Oi_ly.I>rng Store in Louver Kootenay.). SPROAT, IS. ���������.  Like the following must be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than  the British Columbia Gazette, and cost FIFTY-FIVE CENTS  a line for the required publication in THE MINER.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date  I intend to make application to the chief commissioner  of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land:  Commencing at a post situated at the mouth of Kaslo  creek, on the south bank, at high water mark of Kootenay lake, in the West Kootenay district, thence west 80  chains, thence east to Kootenay lake, following high  water mark of same to the initial post; containing 200  acres more or less. GEO. T. KANE.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date  the undersigned intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner of lands and works for permission . to  purchase the following described tract of land situated  in the  West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a point marked by a stake on the  east side of Kootenay lake, near Pilot bay, thence running east twenty (20) chains, thence north eighty (80)  chains, thence west forty (40) chains, more or less, to  the shore line of Kootenay lake, thence south, following  the shore line to the point of commencement; containing about 200 acres.  SAYWARD-DAVIES LUMBER COMPANY.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date  we intend to apply to the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase  the following described tract of land situated in the  West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a stake on the northwest side of a  small lake, known as "Silver" lake, thence east 160 rods,  thence south 160 rods, thence west 160 rods, thence north  160 rods to initial stake; containing 160 acres.  JOHN McNEILL,  THOMAS A. R. BLACKWOOD.  Nelson, B. C, July 5th, 1890.  <���������OOI>   AMENDMENTS   TO   THE   MINERAL .ACT.,  The following amendments to the Mineral  Act were passed at the last session of the assembly: ���������. . ..  REGISTRATION  OF CLAIMS.  Section 4. It shall be lawful for the lieutenant-governor in council to divide any district  into mining divisions, or to portion off any part  pf a district as a mining division, and to establish in such mining division an office for recording and registering certificates, records, documents, or other instruments affecting mines,  claims, or mining property situate within such  mining division, and to appoint a fit and proper  person to perform the duties of mining recorder  in such office. 5. Upon the establishment of a  mining division, and the opening of a recording  office therein under the authority of the last  preceding section���������  (a) Such office, and none other, shall be the  proper office for registering and recording all  claims, records, certificates, documents or other  instruments affecting mines, claims, or mining  property situate within such mining division,  and whenever, by the "Mineral Act," or any  act amending the same, any act or thing is required to be done at or in the office of the gold  commissioner of the district, such act or thing  shall, if the same affects or concerns any claim,  mine, or mining property situate within a mining division, be done at or in the office of the  mining recorder of the mining division wherein  such mine, claim, or other ���������'mineral property is  situate;  "MILL SITES.  6. The lieutenant-governor in council may,  upon the application of a free miner or a mining  company, grant to such free 'mirier .or mining-  company a lease for such period and upon such  terms as the lieutenant-governor shall think fit,  of an area (not, however, to exceed 5 acres) of  unoccupied crown land, not known to contain  minerals, to be used for a quartz mill, concentrators, or for any other works for reducing  ores, or for any other purpose which would  further the profitable working of the applicant's  claim. ,_ "��������� ��������� ���������  (a) Application for leases of land under this  section, accompanied by a plan of the proposed  site, are to be sent in duplicate to the gold  commissioner of the district wherein the area  desired to be taken is situate, who shall immediately forward it, with his report, to the lieutenant-governor in council. Prior to such application the ground applied for shall be marked out  by posts of the legal size, and a written notice  of application, signed by the applicant, shall be  affixed to any of the said posts, and thereupon  the land shall be secured to the applicant until  the lieutenant-governor's decision shall be made  known. A copy of such notice shall be put up  at the office of the gold commissioner.  In_liicnti.il People Becoming Interested.  A company called the Alberta & British Columbia Exploration Company has been organized in London,.with W. A. Baillie-Grohman as  general manager. The capital of the company  is large, and influential people are said to be at  its back. Its general manager is reported as:  desirous of directing the company's activity to  this locality, in which he has abiding confidence,  both in respect to its mines, as well as other resources, which would be rendered productive by  the proper development of the first-named.  Able  to Wjillc.  T. C. Collins, who 2 weeks ago tried to hold up  a falling tree with his left shoulder, and got seriously injured in the attempt, is around on  crutches. He complains of a stiffness in the left  leg and a slight lameness in the back. Tom  will soon be as good a man as he ever was, and  just as handsome, as his bruised cheek and  blackened eye have resumed their usual appearance.   Will  it he Noticed  Favorably?  The   petition  forwarded  to  the  government  asking that 1000 additional lots be at once surveyed aud put on the market in the Nelson  townsite, had the signatures of over' 100 good  men attached to it. The petition should have  consideration, and no doubt it will, as the commissioner of lands and works is noted for no one  thing more than his friendship for the poor. ���������:='~j.?^s; ETiv^tetm ������������(���������,.  8  THE  MINEE :   NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 5,   1890,  M^    Street^  EEVELSTOEE  Railroad Avenue,  SPEOM.  ���������^Ar_E_EOI-i_ES^_.T_1_E������]   ^.JSTID   BETAIL  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hiram Walker & Sons' ������_iiskies  SMALL -'.NUGGETS. OF   NEWS.  C. S. F. Hamber has purchased the Abbie  location from Mathew Geraty and George H.  Col well, paying spot cash therefor. He will  begin work on It within the month. The Abbie  is distant about 2 miles from 'Nelson,' arid, its ore  carries silver, gold, and copper.  Letters mailed at Victoria on Saturday afternoon reach Nelson on Thursday (5 clays); but  they do not come by way of Revelstoke���������if they  did they would reach Nelson in just 9 days.  Parties who desire prompt delivery of their correspondence should address all mail matter:  "Nelson B. C, via Kootenai, Idaho." Possibly,  in time, the Canadian postal officials will give  the people of the Kootenay Lakes country the  mail facilities to which they are justly entitled.  There is no necessity for sending outside for  assays. At Nelson as reliable assays can be obtained as at Salt Lake, Butte, or San Francisco.  The assayer's name is G. E. R. Ellis, and his  charges are reasonable.  Hansen & Hilton, who have the contract for  building R. E. Lemon's store and Ward & Coming's hotel, have both buildings well under way;  and if the necessary material could be procured  would have their owners housed within 2 weeks.  Joe Wilson brought in 10 head of cattle Wednesday; enough to furnish this camp with  tender, juicy steaks for 14 days.  Hugh. Madden will begin the erection of a  24 x 40 2-story hotel as soon as he can procure  the material. He has moved his restaurant  building so as riot.to interfere with the work.  Ed Corning returned from Vancouver on  Wednesday, accompanied by mrs. Corning and  their 2 children. If 5.other men would do as  "Ed" has done, Nelson would have a public  school, or know the reason why.  G. O. Buchanan is at work on the Baker street  bridge, arid has most of the material  on  the  ground.  He says he will have the bridge com*  .pleted.on contract time���������July 10th.  Collins & Ewing have over 100,000 feet of logs  out for the Davys & Tolson saw-mill, and the  latter have everything in readiness for their  plant, expected in on the next boat from Bonner's Ferry.  The Nelson Improvement Company, of which  George T. Kane is manager, have, it is stated,  decided to erect their saw-mill on the east side  of Kootenay lake, below the point known as  "Cape Plorn." The plant is now at Busk's Point.  There was active competition this week in the  straw hat trade. But 2 of the local merchants  had hats in stock���������J. E. Walsh and J. Fred  Hume & Co. The former sold 13 and the latter  12; proof positive that Nelson is a coming commercial metropolis.  George Biglow is in receipt of most of his  new stock of general merchandise. He is also  in receipt of a new shirt. George needed the  new shirt as badly as some of his new  were needed by the people of Nelson.  Hill Brothers got in and rustled this week.  They got George Bigelow's store in such shape  as to allow goods being placed in it, put in the  "ornamentation" on The Miner building, the  goods  cornice on the Gilker &; Wells store, besides  putting in a refrigerator in Joe Wilson's meat  market.  G. H. Cacly, a mining man who has spent a  month looking up properties in this section, left  on Friday for the McMurdo district, 40 iniles  south of'Golden. Several Vancouver parties  are operating in there, and mr. Cady goes to  ��������� look at a property for one of them.  "Captain" Carter, a prospector of note, reports making a discovery at the head of Sandy  creek; the ore, he says, being copper-silvergiance.  The locality is a good one; the "captain" a good  prospector, and, no doubt, the find is good also.  M. A. McDougal and J. H. Hope begin development ...work on Monday on a claim adjoining  Hendryx & Dolan's Toughnut.  The Miner is^in 'receipt of 27 new subscribers  and 0 new potatoes f_*om Ainsworth. The 27  new subscribers will enable us to paint the front  of our building red, and the 9 new potatoes enabled Hugh Madden to give a "square" meal at  ���������the English Kitchen.  Although the sign painter has not yet put in  an appearance, Johnson & Mahoney have adorned the "pioneer hotel of Toad mountain"  with a sign, which reads: "Lakeview Hotel."  If the-'"grub" at the Lakeview is as good as the  sign, the patrons of the hotel will have no "kick  . coming."  Two well-known gentlemen, who hold official  positions in the province, arrived at a Nelson  hotel during the rainstorm about 1 o'clock Wednesday morning. One of the proprietors, who  was awakened by the knocks, mistook them  for bacchanalian revelers, and refused them admittance. Luckily, one of the gentlemen is a  linguist and made his wants known in plain and  forcible Swedish.    They were at once admitted.  The steamer Galena, with captain Hay ward  in command, is ever prompt and reliable. Her  whistle is heard-.with delight at 6 o'clock p.m.  oii Mondays and Thursdays, but "cussed" just  as regularly at 4 a.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Ponteggio Camillo, an Italian laborer, who  had been working on the grade near the falls,  came to town on Saturday to swear out an information against a foreman for assault and  battery. Being unable, however, to procure a  witness, he was recommended to allow the case  to lapse and so save useless trouble, which he  did. Camillo's left cheek was badly cut internally. Several complaints have been heard of  brutal treatment of laborers by their bosses.  Bosses should be a little more humane, and the  chances are their men would be better laborers.  Billy Gorman, the man stabbed by Brady  about 3 weeks ago, has recovered and is at work  for Davys & Tolson. Brady has elected to be  tried under the Speedy Trials Act, and will be  arraigned before judge Spinks on Monday at the  government office in Nelson.  M. S. Davys, who purchased the Hume tract  adjoining Nelson on the east, has decided to  survey it in lots, and offer them at public auction. Part of the tract, to the east of the granite  bluff is level, and would make desirable outside  residence property.  C. S. F. Hamber,'  Notary Public, Nelson.  A. G. Thynne,  Vancouver.  AND  i&mg$  AN D  ***������,  8  General Commission Agents.  executed with promptness and dispatch.  ING STOCK and GLAiSVSS  bought, bonded, and sold.  OFFICE   IN   THE   fVIlNER   BUILDING.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 5 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  mtffotsmama

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