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 \<U-  *c(  :r-  ,X/  V;  ''������������������'��������� The-.'Miia.es. .in  Kootenay ave Among  .    the Richest in   .  America.  The. WiT.s^ai'ft'-.1'-   ���������  /.'.IBsgh-tfiJ'rade -'-In 4Zi>iil9  .Silver,   Copper,  'UiHi  ]Lea������I.  NUMBEE 108.  NELSON   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   JULY  23?   1892.  U A TEAK.:  AS OTHERS SEE BT.  The vast majority of mining men who have  been through the Slocan countrvreturn with  most favorable impressions as to its future, as  is evidenced by the following expressed opinions  of those who have most recently' examined the  numerous locations made there.  Prospectors and others, lately returning from  this  newly discovered region, have had opportunity   of    examining   locations,   .minus- their  covering of snow,  and all agree that there-is.  enough  surface   ore  and   indications  in  sight,  to warrant the assertion that it will unquestionably make one of the great silver-lead producing  camps  of the  northwest.    The Sioean, like all  newly discovered mineral districts has not been  exempt from the usual exaggerations that have  tended  to  'work'it  an   injury.     If   men   who  bought " snow locations" are bit, it ill becomes  them to give the country a "black eye," particularly when unirnpeached testimony  gives  evidence of the masses of valuable ore in sight on  numerous   locations,   enough    to    warrant the  statement" that it will make  a  camp."    There  is perhaps no more conclusive assertion a miner  can   make than   this, as it signifies all that can  be expected of a mineral region.    There  never  was a worse boomed or exaggerated mining district than   the   Cceur   d'Alenes.    Long   before  $1000 had, been   mined  from   Pritchard   creek,  thousands  were on  their way in, lured thither  by  the stories  of   fabulous  wealth  easily   obtained.    Bitter disappointment and loss was occasioned to the.credulous, but experienced men  saw that it would " make a camp" and "stayed  witb it."    The result has been that" the area of  the  mineral   belts,  and   their   production   has  reallv  exceeded  the   wildest   exaggerations   of  1881."  J. A. Alger, one of the owners of the Nellie  mine, in the dry ore belt of the Coeur d'Alenes,  recently returned from the Sioean country, and  says that it promises to be one of the best producing centers in the country, but as yet, is  very inaccessible. Roads are not yet completed  and trails do not extend all over the country.'  The mountains are very steep, therefore hard  to prospect, and the location laws which enable  a prospector to locate. 1500 feet square, only putting up 2 stakes to indicate his possession,  works a hardship on later arrivals who may  prospect for days on property already located  without discovering the fact.  Mr. Alger says that there is a great showing  of high grade ore in the Slocan and prospectors  bring in ore from new discoveries nearly every  day.  S. K. Green of Spokane, has just returned  from a:month's sojourn in the Slocan country,  where he has valuable interests. Mr. Green  brought a fine lot of silver galena samples with  him, and his report of the mineral wealth of  that region while very conservative gives assurance of another great producing mineral  belt to be added to "the already large list of  northwest mines.  Sale of JLols at X������w IKuiver.  The large party who left Nelson to attend  this sale did not have the picnic, so far as  weather g'oes, that they expected. The trail  from Nakusp was in bad shape from rain and  progress across it slow, while the rain poured  down overhead and soaked the clothes of the  speculators, although it did not damp their enthusiasm for New Denver real estate. Some of  the party made New Denver on Saturday, but  the majority camped at the Halfway house, on  the Nakusp trail and made Slocan lake on Sunday.    They  found   the  camp  at   New   Denver  booming. The inrush of visitors and the enthusiasm over the latest mining developments in  Slocan, combined to make things cheerful for  everyone. At the sale on Wednesday prices  ruled high.    Only a hundred lots were sold and  there were more than a hundred purchasers  anxious to acquire them. The total receipts  amounted to between $28,000 and $30,000. The,  Highest price was paid by R. E. Lemon of Nelson, who gave $675 for a corner lot on the main  .'street.. The greatest good feeling was maintained among the bidders, and pioneers,: who  had built cabins on lots were allowed to have  them at the upset price. The same courtesy  was extended to Eli Carpenter, after:-'whom  Carpenter creek was called and whose nariie the  townsite bore for a long time. New Denver  now takes its rank among the recognised towns  in .West-.Kootenay and it is by no means the  least important.  MIJVEKAL  CLAIMS  ttl&'OROKft Aflfl*   TR.AtoSFEKR83B������  RECORDED   AT   NELSON.  TOAD   MOUNTAIN   DISTRICT.  Annie McFarlane���������Situate 2������ miles southwest of Silver  King.   A. J. McFarlane, locator. ���������  Valley of Achor���������Situate on Toad mountain, adjoining-  Silver Tip.    Edward Watts, locator.  Mammoth���������Situate on   west  bank   of   Hall   creek, 4������  miles west of Silver King.   A. J. McFarlane, local or.  ��������� ���������Montreal���������Situate on east bank   of 49 creek. Edward  Loonier and Adel Laurier, locators.  Coronet���������Situate on the headwaters of Rover creek.   J.  E. Walsh, locator.  Beatrice���������North extension of the St.   George.   James  Neelands, locator.  Premier���������Situate on west bank of Eagle creek.   Joseph  Bradshaw and George Wright, locators.  Highland King���������Situate 2 miles southeast from Nelson.  Peter Grant and Donald McCuaig, locators.  TRANSFERS.  Newmarket and Forrest���������������������������J.  R. Cook   to  J.   E.   Boss,  10-48 interest.  Democrat���������J. R. Cook to J. E. Boss.   Whole interest.  The CE'ofler Scheme.  It is universally conceded that the death of  the hon. John Robson will have the effect of retarding the realization of the crofter scheme.  It may be regarded as a misfortune that the  whole business is not brought to a standstill.  The crofters are, doubtless, a very worthy class  of men, hard workers, and frugal, but they are  as unsuitable as the average German for playing  the part of pioneers. It is a part of their inheritance not to be able to move'out of a beaten  track. They are unresourceful, and in 'any occurrence out of the common, helpless. They  prefer   to   adhere  to  the  ancestral  custom   of  scratching the ground with a piece of stick to  using the latest improvements in the way. of  ploughs and harrows. As situated now they  have to work hard all the year round to make  a bare livelihood���������transplant them to British  Columbia, where the crops grow without a large  amount of labor on the part of the farmer, and  in time they will degenerate into a colony of  loafers.  If they must come, let them be distributed  over a tract of country such as is generally considered unsuitable for agricultural purposes���������  West Kootenay, for instance���������where much the  same conditions obtain as they are accustomed  to, and they will be, eventually, far better off  than if their start had been rendered comparatively easy at the commencement. From a  sterile country they will be able to extract a far  larger crop than anyone else; their produce will  fetch a higher price, thus compensating for their  raising a smaller quantity of marketable stuff  than they would in another situation ; they will  do the greatest amount of good to (he greatest-  possible number; and will become, in addition  to being a hardy race, a people able, to fight with  and overcome any or all of those dangers and  difficulties inseparable from the life of a pioneer.  Recovering.  Mr. Morrison of Spokane, who is lying sick at  New Denver with pneumonia, not typhoid fever  as was reported in our last issue, is reported by  dr. Labau to be doing well and on the fair road  to recovery.  THE    C;C2������3,I������X    B>'Ai,K4VK ���������-TMWKLE.  George Pettibone, justice of the peace'at Gem,  and one of the loudest agitators in the recent  disturbance, has 'been arrested. .During the  'melee at Gem Pettibone was shot in the left  hand. When the soldiers arrived he,, took to  the hills and would probably have escaped had  it not been that the wound became so dangerous and pain fid that he must have a doctor and  came to Gem last night and fell into the arms of  the troops. Instead of being put in the guardhouse he was lodged in jail and a. special guard  put over him. A charge of murder will probably be laid against him, as Ttsaid he fired the  first shot that killed Bean.  The prisoners are bearing'their captivity with  a great deal of-patience. Some of them are inquiring when United States Marshal Pinkham  will come and take them to Boise. Thus far no  definite charges have been filed against them.  This has been the cause of a good deal of com-  plaint on the part of the friends of the -union.."  There is talk that unless general Curtis prefers',  charges at once a. resort to habeas corpus proceedings will be made.  There is no-truth in the report that destitution exists among the families of the. strikers.  Both money and provisions are being constantly  received from Butte and Spokane.  More non-union men are coming in daily. J.  A. Finch put 98 to work this morning at the  Gem.-.A n urn her are at work clearing away  the debris of the Frisco mill. Work will begin  at once on a new one.  It seems probable now7 that all trouble is over.  All hope of the union now recovering its supremacy is being given up even by union rtieu  themselves. Many of them woidd gladly go to  work to-morrow if they wore given the opportunity. Emissaries from Butte are still going  about quietly giving hints that .when the soldiers leave, the scabs will have to go, but these  people are no longer able to instil the union  prisoners with that idea-. A.strong effort will  be made to bring the scabs into'the union'arid  it is probable that this will occur, but it will be  the work of many months.  Business is increasing in anticipation of work  being- resumed. This has been a hard season on  the merchants who deal with workingmen.  Nearly all the union-men who were concerned  in the disturbance are in custody or else have  made their wav to Canada. If any are in the  hills now their number must be.very small.  <.U'fJinji ESelfeiv  E.  C. Carpenter,  the   energetic   and   popular  secretary of the Slocan Milling Exchanges is  recovering from 1 he effects of his cut foot, and  has sold his pack train.  .4 8J������erl   Kdwart!.  It is stated that the prince of Wales will visit  Canada next year and will make' a. trip to the  Pacific coast over the Canadian Pacific railway,  visiting tlie Chicago fair en  route.  SO     SBBlil!2[M>\'.  The rumor that a Chinaman   in   Nelson   was  suffering from smallpox is absolutely without  foundation ; the most searching inquiries have  been made with the result that we can assure  oui' readers that the rumor was a rumor and  nothing more.  4'ci*&ittc:ilc   of   SurorporatiiKi.  A certificate of incorporation has been issued  to the South Fork Hydraulic and Mining Company. The amount of capital stock of the  company is $150,000, divided into 150,000 shares.  The trustees are John R. Baker, William Pol-  leys, and John R. Smith, who will manage the  affairs of the company for the first three  months. The principal place of business of the  company is at Quesnelle Forks, B. C. THE  MINEE:    NELSON  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  JULY 23,  1892.  THE   TKIITn.'  R. E. Gosnell, British Columbia editor of the  Winnipeg Commercial, writes to a New Westminster paper as follows :  "I observe in your issue of June 30th a pessimistic view of the Kootenay reclamation  scheme copied from the Washington Farmer.  It is scarcely necessary taking into consideration all the circumstances of the attack to refer  in detail to the statements contained in the  journal in question, which were penned in gall  and bitterness, but as you suggest that the  '��������� iudf>*ment-isJ)iased " on account of the visitor  being from Washington state, it might be as  well to give the real reason for the unfavorable  comments.  '"���������In the first place the impressions of a news-,  paper -correspondent  on   the practicability   or,  feasibility  of  a scheme -involving engineering  knowledge, would hardly be taken in a court ofp  law or anywhere else as opposed to those of the  engineers  in   charge,   more  especially as these  impressions were obtained in the most cursory  way.    In   this   province   the  name   of   G.   A.  Keefer,'.who and his partner are resident engi-  dent engineers, is sufficient reply to any strictures of the character referred to.    No one who  knows iniv Keefer would believe that he or his  partner, mr. Smith, would undertake a scheme  he did not honestly believe he could Carry out,  nor would he risk  his  reputation   on   what a  ���������'lay "man   could see  meant failure to begin  with.    Personally I have not the slightest   interest in the Kootenav reclamation scheme, but  there is every reason to believe it will prove a  success and that it includes a tract of country  equal in richness and possibilities to anything  in the province.    It is  very evident  that  the  "writer knows nothing of the principles of land  and does not Understand his  own objections,  which  he  has  absorbed  second   handed   from  others quite as ignorant as himself.    ,  "When I was in the Kootenay country there  was a gentleman   travelling through  it  repre-  ���������f enting himself to  be the editfor of the Washington  Farmer', an  unctuous   appearing   individual with long hair,  "plug" hat and parson  cut coat.    It is alleged that this gentleman had  poor success  in a  business way,  as a man representing a,farming paper might expect in a  mining country.    In fact his reception was anything but co!-dial and as he floated down and  out of British Columbia past the lands to be reclaimed it is not to be wondered at that he felt  a little sour and resolved to take revenge on the  only promising stretch of agricultural land that  had yet met his gaze since entering Kootenay.  This,   to my mind,  is a complete and satisfactory explanation of the article on  " the Kootenay Valley " in the Washington Farmer.    The  person who wrote it was undoubtedly the same  person   who   was   so   unceremoniously   passed  along while  representing  that journal  in   our  southern interior."  PROVINCIAL    NEWS.  Traffic over the Cariboo wagon road is increasing.  A freight train was wrecked near Albert  Canyon early on Friday morning.  A handsome steamer, similar to those plying  on the Arrow lakes, will probably be built this  year by the C. P. R. for the Okanagan lake  traffic.  The heavy storm on Okanagan lake on Monday night did considerable damage to the wharf  at Penticton, washing off the/planking and  loosening the cribbing.  In conversation, in Winnipeg July 12, senator  Mclnnis, of British Columbia, said his colleague,  senator Macdonald, would probably be appointed lieutenant-governor of the Pacific province.  At the last sitting of the county court at  Vernon judge Spinks stated that there seemed  to be an impression that the hog nuisance could  not be stopped. It could be, however, and  those parties who persisted in allowing their  hogs to run at large and foul the water might  be sent up to the assizes. This course was pursued in Kamloops some year's ago. He did not  wish to interfere with the residents of the place,  but if they persisted in committing this nuisance he would certainly commit them.    If the  Now in Progress.  J.   H IJzt JVC S ~  One-Fourth Cash, One-Fourth in 3 Months,  Months, with interest on  at the rate of 8 per cent  per annum.  EBATE   OF  Will be made from the sale prices on the first 20 lots on which buildings  shall have been completely erected before the 1st November next.  PILOT   BAY,  22nd June, 1892.  W. M. NEWTON, Agent.  present state of affairs were allowed to continue, there wrould be more sickness than in any  place in the interior.  = -. From a private letter received from Reed's  island, news is heard of a shooting |affray between 2 loggers, one of whom, named Ashton,  is now lying dangerously wounded in his cabin.  Ashton and his partner Charley had a quarrel,  which led to blows, when the latter got a gun  and fired 5 shots, one of which took effect in the  bottom of the chest bone, inflicting a dangerous wound.  Considerable excitement prevails in Fort  Steele on account of the recent rich discoveries  which have been made. Already several claims  have been located and no doubt several more  records will follow. The lode so far has not  been thoroughly and definitely traced, but the  out-croppings are such as to indicate an enormous deposit. The ore carries copper, silver  and gold, all in paying quantities, the silver returns running over 100 ounces per ton, with  copper 25 per cent, and gold $10.  H.M.S^ Nymphe has arrived in Nanaimo harbor from Behring sea. The trip, according to  the statement of one of the officers, has been  uneventful. . Professor Macoun, who went up  with her was transferred to the Melpomene.  The Nymphe called in. at Port Etches about  June 18th, but the Coquitlam had not then arrived. There were 8 or 9 sealers there waiting  for supplies. The Nymphe did not see a single  sealer in Behring sea and everything was perfectly quiet. The commander is awaiting instructions from the admiral. When the  Nymphe called in at Port Etches the U.S.S.  Mohican was awaiting the arrival of the Coquitlam.  Consulting Engineer and Machinery  Agent, Balfour.  Engines, boilers, and machinery of all descriptions.   Rock  drills, air compressors, etc.   Agent for the B. C. Iron  Works, Vancouver.   Estimates given.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  TOTER & McKIMON  DEALERS IN  GENERAL   MERCHANDISE  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but 60 miles.  SLOCAN  RIVER.  Offices and stores on Josephine street.  BOGLE & WHALLEY, The Miner office.  FOR   SALE.  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner office.  THE   ON&Y  STOPPING   PJLACE   ON   SLOCAN   RIVEK  GOOD   ACCOMMODATION FOR THE   PUBLIC   ON  THEIR   WAY  TO   SLOCAN   LAKE.  The Bar is Stocked with the Best of Liquors and Cigars.  BROWN & BATES,    Proprietors.  ������- ���������fsjs-.r.'S'-.p *  f  .i| vi,  u    sir ���������  v ������tb. *-*������ ,*\  T"T.V1 '��������� ������������������������ ���������"������������������ "������rm��������������������������� ���������  ^  -f  I * ���������    ���������Jl,v*" m\   I ,vr  THE MINEE:    NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  JULY 23,   1892.  DEALERS  HIGHEST   GASH   PRICES   PAID   FOR   FU  RA    BLOC  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.  BACK   EAST.  The Canadian World's Fair building cost  $15,000.  At the Canadian Pacific sale of lands at Edmonton last week 7,000 acres brought $30,000.  Joseph Hunter and. wife are in Ottawa, on  their way to Quebec to meet hon. mr. Robson's  body.  Premier Abbott will probably go to England  this fall, in connection with the Bering sea  question.  The receipts of the Intercolonial Railway  traffic have exceeded the expenditure during the  last three months.  Boring at the Deloraine artesian well has been  successful, and. water has been struck at a  depth of 1800 feet,  Joseph Jackson, ex-m.p. for South Norfolk,  has been appointed sheriff of Norfolk, succeeding the late mr. Deeds.  Marcil, paying teller of the bank du Peuple,  Montreal, dropped dead July 12. He was connected with the bank for 39 years.  Sixty-five million lobsters have been hatched  as the result of the first season's work of the  government hatchery at Pictou. -  The earnings of the Canadian Pacific for the  traffic week ending July 7th, were $415,000. For  same week last year they were $374,000.  A young Montreal artist named Sagour, has  obtained one of the chief prizes, out of 300 competitors, in the chief art academy at Paris.  Thirty barrels of smuggled whisky have been  seized at Rimouski. There is as yet no trace of  the schooner which resisted capture last week.  The body of Lee, the last of the Minnie Wa  Wa victims, was found recently opposite  Quebec. He will be brought back to Montreal  for interment.  The government has amended the order-in-  council respecting canal tolls rebates by giving  to American Lake Ontario ports the same privileges as to Canadian Lake Ontario ports.  It is rumored in railway circles that the Canadian Pacific Railway will shortly acquire the  Anchor line steamship City of Rome for the Ja-  pau route. The Fangoria, of the Guion line, is  also mentioned as a possible purchase.  A relief boat left Montreal for Newfoundland  on July 14, laden with provisions. A thousand  dollars have been subscribed by 2 citizens and  telegraphed today. The city will vote a sum of  money, and public subscriptions will be opened.  The alleged blockade of elevators with half-  dried grain from Manitoba, is denied by the  Canadian Pacific railway officials. They state  that the total quantity of low grade Manitoba  grain, now stored in the elevators, is only 30,000  bushels, and is no larger than in any previous  year.  The Dominion government has declined to  carry out the contract made by Mercier with  Jean Dangers for supplying stationery, and also  refuses to recognize the letters of credit to the  amount of $85,000, irregularly issued by Mercier  to Langers, much of which the latter has already been discounted at the banks. Another  important departure of the government is the  decision that all their servants must either devote their whole attention to public business or  resign. This will compel senator Thibaudeau  either to resign or give up his office as sheriff of  Montreal.  McIMTR  .'   o  PIOITBEB  RAL and  Corner Bluff and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.  WILL   CONTRACT  TO  CARRY PASSENGERS  and baggage to and from hotels ; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove jumI Coi'dwood for Sale.  NELSON  ed Stable,  LLIAM   WILSO  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  _A_:isr:D  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT- IN STOCK.  JAMS   AND   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.  ALDOUS   BROTHERS,   ZPROS.  APPL1CATSON   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that John Miles has filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favor of the mineral claim known as the "Majestic," situated about one mile west of Eagle creek, and (3 miles west  of Nelson, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if  any, will forward their objections within (50 davs of publication. N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson. B. C, June 1st, 1892. Gold commissioner.  NOTICE.  By the terms of the sale, all accounts due The Miner  for advertising and job work, prior to May 1st, are payable to Houston & Ink. All amounts due for subscription  are payable to Bogle & Whalley.  HOUSTON & INK.  Nelson, April 25th, 1892.       BOGLE & WHALLEY.  ������. F.  Co.  DEALERS IN  ���������G- ���������  CHEMICALS,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTEGLES, ETC.  WHOLESALE,   DEA&EltS .   IN    CM2AKS.   _   KAYJMONI> '  SEWIXft   MACHINES "IN 'STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  Postoflic.e Store,  Nelson,   Si. C.  AND GENTS' FUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES  OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  OSGARS   AT   WHOLESALE  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson  and Kevelstokc,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos ana Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Blousfon ������fc Ink ESuii<lan������, .loscpZiinc Street.  1  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS  ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OK  Plain and Taney Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods now on hand.  ZPZRIOE������ TO  SUIT THE TIUVHIES  A������ THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B," 0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 23,   1892.  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  thaii 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  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-���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  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.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  The following agents have been appointed and  are authorized to collect money, to receive advertisements and transact all business, in their respective localities, connected with The Miner and Hot Springs  . News: Ainsworth, Bremner & Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. H. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek,^  E. C. Carpenter.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EDITORIAL' JIEAIAKKS.  Senator Mclnnis of Victoria, in'the course of  conversation last week, with regard to the next  appointment to the lieu ten ant -governorship of  British Columbia, said "that  he thought,  that  hon. mr. Dewdney could have the office if he so  desired.    He did not think, however, that mr.  Devvdney had  any longings in "that direction.  The latter was administering the affairs of the  Interior  departments    very  satisfactorily, and  was  likely to  stay  in  that position  for some  years.    The appoint ment of senator'Macdonald,  mr. Mclnnis' colleague,  would no doubt result,  as such a move was the most popular one so far  advanced.    The -crofter scheme would probably,  be retarded through ������the death of mr. Robson,  but in the end, as the appropriations had been  made,   the  transfer of a  large numher of this  class  from  Scotland  to  the   Pacific   province,  would soon be accomplished."  Mr.  Mara, whose name was at one time frequently mentioned as a candidate for the position, so soon to be vacant, seems to have dropped out of the running altogether, leaving senator  Macdonald   to  walk over the course.    To  our mind neither the one or the other of these  gentlemen would make an ideal governor, but in  a case like this, where there are so few to select  from, we have reason to be thankful when anv-  one fills the .office who is not a lay figure pure  and simple���������one who with some grace takes advantage of the numerous opportunities of exercising  that  hospitality for which the position  gives so much scope.     The smallpox in Victoria has, according to the  Victoria press, given Vancouver a splendid opportunity of venting a large quantity of pent up  spleen on "her unfortunate rival." Victoria  tries to prove that the smallpox came originally  from Vancouver ; whilst Vancouver asserts that  Victoria has been smitten with the plague in  consequence of having bought sugar which was  not refined in the Vancouver sugar works.  There can be no doubt that, tlie disease first occurred in Vancouver and Victorians made a  mistake in not, at that time, adopting those  measures which the people of the terminal city  have now put into force ; they would have been  perfectly justified in so doing, and would have  prevented the spread of the disease.  From all accounts Vancouver really does seem  to be behaving in a more pig-headed and spiteful manner than is necessary for her safety. A  clean bill of health from incoming boats is not  sufficient for her, she must quarantine everyone  for 14 days, and this in defiance of an order  from the supreme court of British Columbia.  The new premier is not the sort of man who  will permit the law to be defied in this open  manner, by anyone, and we should say that the  offending mayor and corporation will hear of  the matter again distinctly to their disadvantage.  We have received a copy of a work entitled  Mines of Montana, by T. A. Macknight, published by O.K. Wells & Co., of Helena. It is  most tastefully got up and the reading matter  is excellent. The short time allowed for compilation is responsible for some few errors ; the  correction of these and the addition of a comprehensive index would make this work invaluable for purposes of reference.  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  Real Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  J^J^T   CITT  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  Office:  SELOUS   BLOCK,  Y   Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST BAKER  STREET,  NELSON,  B. ���������,  . FIBE   INSURANCE:  I represent the following safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN London, England.  CITY OF LONDON e; London, England.  ATLAS London, England.  QUEBEC  .Canada.  LIFE:  EQUITALBE  ,. ..New York.  W. J.  WILSON.  W.  PERDUE.  PROPRIETORS OF  NELSON AND ADTSWOBTH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Nelson   OJiicc   iuul   DHnrkct,   11   East   Baker   Street.  Ainsworih   Market,  Sjprsigne   Street.  Accommodation  for  Travelers at the End of the  Slocan Trail.  An assayer's outfit and labaratory complete in all its details with office fittings. Apply to Mrs. G. E. R. Ellis,  Nelson, B.C.  If elson Sawmill Co. Ltd,  Yard;':   At end of Flume  Mill:   Two miles south of 'Nelson'  Manufacture    ,���������>..'  Tlie mill lias a capacity of 20,000 feet per day  Orders will receive prompt attention.  ������.������. EOLFE, Secretary  (We. do not tender on Contracts.)  e JJa���������s-$a  PILOT BAY, KOOTENAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OP  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVER!7 A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  ELL-SEASONED  ROUGH   AND  F8NISHSNG   LL  Vertical Grain Shingles,  Lath, Moldings, etc  Stocks are held at iTELSOrT, Geo. H. Keefer, Agent,  and at AL������SW0ETH, H. A. Cameron, Agent.  S. C. Spalding, - Manager.  THE  e  Will be Eunning aoout August 1st  at Kaslo  and will be the largest and best equipped Sawmill in  Kootenay. Large stocks of lumber now on hand at Kaslo,  at the old mill site and at NeJson.  A carload of Sash and Doors for sale.  ������.  ������.  BUCHANAN.  P.O. address. Nelson or Kaslo.  APPLICATION   FOR  GROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent  for A. W. McCune has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the "Black Bird," situate in the Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within 60 days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 14th, A.D. 1892.   Gold commissioner.  MmbrnMaffimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmifflmm  teases  ill   .!**,���������   -������l������|   .^F.IW'Tfl  J.",;J>-!-:vr''*!,'.i ilij THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   C,  SATUEDAY*  JULY 23,; 1392.  'MINING   NEWS.   ������E\ -THE" WORLD.  Work will be resumed at Texada island on  the claim of the Texada Gold and Silver Mining  Company at once, and a shaft sunk.  The net exports of gold for the five, months  ending with May were $16,902,790, and the net  loss to July 1st will not exceed $3-1,000,000, as  against about $88,000,000 in the first, half of 1891.  A mining expert has visited the famous Tem-  escal tin .mines at' San Jncinto, San Bernar-dino  county, which have failed. The mines began  operation in April, 1891, and were expected to  produce from 100 to 200 tons of ingot tin per  month. Instead they are now producing only  19 tons, and there is but little ore in sight.- Two  million dollars has been expended by the English stockholders in developing the mines, and  the cost of operation recently has been $8000  per month above the receipts. The superintendent has gone to London to lay the facts before  y the company.  Although  the output   of   copper  and   silver  .'from'the Anaconda company's  properties will  be  somewhat ^curtailed  during  the   next   few <  months, the checks will, it has been given out,  not   interfere   with   the  number   of   men   employed in   the mines, as the. company proposes  to  go  right ahead with  some needed developments.    The shafts of several of the properties  will be deepened, and the workings of some will  be   retimbered   and   better   secured   in   places  where  such work   is needed.    During the last  3 or 4 months each mine has been  taxed to its  utmost to supply ore for the works, in consequence of which space  was left that must  be  attended  to  in   order to  ensure safety ,tof  the  mines   and employes...'The'shaft at   the  Anaconda   will ��������� .be  deepened  500   feet   during   the  coming year, while all others that have not yet  reached   the 1000   mark   will be   sent   to  this  depth.    "Work on the shaft between the Mountain   Consolidated -and  Buffalo  is  progressing  rapidly.    The  formation  at the point where it  is being sunk"' is solid granite, which, until the  vein is encountered, will make it second to the  Boston & Montana company at Meadervilie.  A  .sfreat  strike  of   gold   ore  is   reported   at  !~>  accounts  11  is  The  Creede, Colorado, and from all  the greatest since the Amethyst strike.  new territory lies 25 miles up the Rio Grande  rviver";from 'Creede. The district lies to "the west  of Cunningham gulch,' on the south side of  Grassy hill. There is no slide rock and .the  leads, are .bare of :;wash. Mineral indications  are in oxidized iron leads. Dan-Kelly and D.  R. -Nebille are the .lucky owners of the new  strike. They .have ah immense lead, 18 feet  wide, with a pay streak of 5 feet, which averages $225 in gold and silver and 40 per cent lead.  The. mineral occurs in a conglommerate of  quartz, following the oxide of--iron on top. The  vein has only been sunk on for a few feet and  the result is surprising. In the 5-foot pay streak  one of the 5 streaks composing it assays 53-������  ounces of ^silver and 10������ ounces of gold, another  runs 265 ounces "silver with a 1 race of ��������� gold.  From a number' of assays- made the average  value of the streak is $225 a ton. Another  strike has been made in the Ethel, the quartz  and galena giving an average assay of $125  in  in gold, 45 per cent lead and 35-ounces of silver.  There is a great deal of excitement over the  strikes.  .KijpliBaj^s SiJM*y. <>������" ������*���������"  Interview.  An Australian paper said very humorously:  "B.udyard Kipling landed on this island at 12  o'clock, and at 12:15 he had formulated an Australian policy,"  " Yes, that is very funny," said Kipling, " but  it is not. true.    This  is  how   it  was:    A young  reporter cornered me just after  I  had landed.  I treated him kindly, but I said, firmly, that I  was not to be interviewed.  "I have no thought of interviewing you," replied the young reporter, with a touch of sadness in his voice. " I ask a much greater favor  than that."  It turned out that the reporter was a man  with a. theory who had been persistently sat  down upon by his superiors'on the press. He  had an Australian policy that he knew would  be of the greatest benefit ;.to the country. No  paper would print it. His modest request was  that Kipling would let him put. forth as his theory  the schemeof the young novelist.    " They will  OFFICE,   VICTORIA,  B.C.  WORKS  NANAIMO,  B.C.  nVE-A.nNTXJ^-A.OTXT^^^I^^S   OjET   ;������������������.i-J W n ������WIJ    ������JJ������JW.������HJL.l  -jam umat&*aja   .'       ������-i--Vh..j  S'-T-B ���������&  J"fc  Safety Fuse. Detonators  Branch Office and Magazine  at riJBLSOff.  9f Un I. is w  |,U WW K������  WHOLESALE   DEALERS   TJ^T  Ilectr id Blasting Apparatus;  ���������&  up  E elson Agent.  print it," he said,'./'if I give it as coming from  you." '       '"   .  "All right," agreed Kipling,/'fire ahead."  So   the  young  reporter  got  in   four   mortal  columns telling the people of Australia how to  run their country.  "I never read the article," continued Kipling, /'but there must have been some amazing  theories in it, from the storm it raised. I hope  that young man realizes my forbearance in  standing all the unmerited abuse heaped upon  me for,it."  D. B. Bogle,  Notary Public.  E. .P. Wiialley,    ,  Notary Public.  JL'ij c������ WMALJLJlj i  EEAL ESTATE,  -mSUEAEOE AND MIMHa BBOKEBS,-  OOBTEYAffOEEB.  FOR SALE:���������Lots on Baker and YernonStreets, Nelson.  Lots in Kaslo City.   Acre Property in Nelson.'  Desirable Business Property to lease in Nelson for o and 3  years.    Good-Terms.  STORES   AND    OFFICES-  TO   RENT    IN    NELSON.  IMIIISriSIR,   BLOCK, '��������� IB-i^IECTiilR,   ST.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 21.  Ldwam Applewhaite' oc uo  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine-streets,  .    NELSON, B.C.  ���������.'.:���������  Tjmw^  r  INANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town   Lots   Lands   and   Mining   Claims   Handled  on Commission.  NOTICE-,  Notice is hereby given that from this date R. F. Perry  ceases to act as agent for this company, and any accounts  paid to him, for our account, after this date will not be  recognized by us. All persons having claims on us must  forward them for approval prior to July 15th, or they will  not be recognized. Geo. IT. --Kocfor has now been appointed our. agent, for the sale of lumber only, fie will  receive all payments due us, and any accounts against  the company may be sent to him to forward to us, "or the  company direct.  DAYIES-SAYTv ARD  SAWMILL CO.  Pilot Bay, July 4th. Per S. C. Spalding.  TO   RENT. ~~~  Comer store, Houston & Ink block. For particulars apply Miner office or Galena Trading Company, Pilot, Bay.  oM  fl"TJT> "F  ������������������/nCJABWA-'IL-<aJi i������iii'������i wp),; $S2,CMMl������Jtttt '  ; ;��������� '���������'. K-ESiV.- '������������������'.     ���������     ��������� .'      ���������  " ���������..' <M*������Oj.������p������' ������������������.;������������������������������������  Sir vDONALD A. SMITH,.....  .....-,...,..,.... President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,..'.-,,.:���������'....: ..Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON,.......... ,,.���������........ .V. .General Manager  kelson Branch:   E"."W. Ooiv Baker arid Stanley. St  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal citi.es iii Canada;  Buy and sellstcrMng exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  ,'.'.". .     part of the world;   "������������������������������������   , .  ��������� '/Drafts issued ; Collection's made; Etc. ���������      "    'u  B'RAN G.  s>avin:gs  BAN  ��������� ���������     '��������� Rate of interest at present'four per cent  riiTQIJ  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  (With'power to increase.) " . ��������� ���������   ������������������  jBSr^Lisr'OEE:^:  1=5-=.  Victoria, B.C, . - ������������������ San Francisco, .California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NevvWt.stminstcr,B.C.,   Seattle, AVashington,  Nanaimo, B. C, . .-   T acorn a, Washington.  Kamloops, Is. C.  HEAD OFFICE���������:* XJ0 Lombard street, LONDON, England;  AGENTS A1TD 00RSESP0NDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;';  .Imperial Bank of Canada, and.branches;   ,.  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  ��������� Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������A gen Is Hank of Montreal, Now-York;  Bank of .Montreal, Chicago. ���������.-...���������  .:  *    SAYINGS  DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rale of 1 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  HENRY. CROFT  |ra>a  10a  hi \?"  a   K kern  &m<  Jb"A  T  AND  URANCE AG  Office:   West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  H. ASHBT, Manager.  a������������i������s������������������a������^^ 6  THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 23,  1892.  KATTLEKS    AT   SEA.  It is generally accepted that the poisonous  rattleris a dry-land snake, but like many other  popular beliefs, this is wide of the mark. On  the Texas coast there are many broad bodies  of water, and frequently mile after niile of  trackless waste intervenes between point and  point or island and 'island. The experienced  boatmen who travel these broad bays and  bayous can tell a different story about the rattler. They know that his favorite "place of abode  is along the water fronts, where sufficient brush  or other means of concealment can be had and  that a swim of a few miles is but a pastime.  Said an old boatman :  ''I have seen rattlers swimming far. out in  Matagorda bay, at least 8 miles from the nearest point of land. They seem to have a location  in view, and nothing can make them turn back  or depart from their course. I have tried to  make them face about, or move along a different point of the compass, but all to no purpose.  The snake loses much of his courage and ferocity  in the water, for instinct teaches him that he  cannot strike to advantage. He swims well and  will try to escape, and I have known him to  dive, but the regular route will always be resumed, and the bee returning to the hive with a  deposit of gathered sweets to be converted into  honey could not be in oreexact." c  It is the testimony of all who have made a  study of the rattler that he will always try to  return to the place of birth. We have illustration of this instinct on the Texan coast.  Fronting on the Gulf of Mexico in places are  low sand islands partly covered with cactus,  brush and other vegetation, in addition to the  ^native grasses. These islands are the homes of  hundreds of rattlers. They were submerged in  the great storm of 1875 and every living thing  washed away and not a snake remained. They  were found in swarms on the mainland for days  after the storm, but it was noticed that they  gradually disappeared, and it was soon discovered that they returned home by swimming  across the bays and bayous, and the succeeding  season found as many of the dangerous reptiles  on the islands as ever. No rattler was drowned,  and the hope entertained by the returning people that they were all destroyed was soon dispelled.  Slow to Catch Fish.  An old-time hunter, now living in a section of  country where trout fishing, deer and bear  hunting are part of the education of the inhabitants, owes his success not only to his courage  and love for his business, but in a great degree  to his ingenuity. How it happened that when  other fishermen failed to catch trout he alwavs  turned up in camp with a long string of speckled  beauties was, for a long time, an aggravation to  the parties under his leadership, but a few days  ago  he,   in   a   burst   of  generous   confidence,  gave up his secret to one of the party.    He said  that  for a long time he had tried all kinds of  experiments and plans to get the upper hand of  the  timid  beauties,   but failed,  until, one day,  about 2 years ago, when he accidentally picked  up a  broken  piece of reed pole, in one end of  which one of his boys had fixed a piece of glass.  Thrusting the end  of  the pole carelessly and  thoughtlessly into the creek, he placed his eye  close to the upper end,  which reached a couple  of feet above the water.    To his astonishment  he found that he could see quite a distance into  the water almost as plainly as he could see objects on the land with his naked eye.    That fact  threw him into a train of thought out of which  he evolved an instrument with which he could  get trout in any pool, although the fish may be  at  the   bottom   and   refuse to bite.    He  got  a.  piece of reed about 7 feet long, and on the lower-  end, after he had burned out the pith and joints  perfectly  smooth,   he   fixed  a  round   piece   of  glass, fastening it by a cement to the edges of  the pole.    Along the outside of his pole he attached, through small rings, a slender steel rod  with a barbed point.     With his pole under the  water and his eye at the upper end he had no  difficulty  in   locating  his  game,   and   by   very  slowly and quietly getting its range he would  when the point of his submarine telescope was  within a few inches or a foot of the fish, let  loose a - small but strong spring at the upper end  the spear, driving the spear into the fish and  securing it past escape. He says it is a sure  thing, and all that it requires is a good eye and  a cool bead. \  HOTEL  VICTO  -VICTORIA.   STREET,   NELSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &  REVSBECH, Proprietors.  HOTEL,   KASLO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.c  ARCHIE  FLETCHER, Proprietor aimI-'Manager.  RODS, REELS, LINES, CASTS, FLIES & MINNOWS  IN GREAT VARIETY.  ���������       WHOLESALE  AND RETAIL.  Orders  by  mail receive  prompt  and careful attention  Charles E. Tisdall,  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily.0 Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  TIME   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Go. Ld.  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, ffELSOff, LYTTOff & KOOTENAI  REVELSTOKE   ROUTE:  One of the above steamers will leave REVELSTOKE  for Nakusp and Robson at 4 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, arriving at Robson at 6 p.m., where connection is made with the C. & K. Railway for Nelson and  all Kootenay Lake points. RETURNING, leaves ROBSON for Nakusp and Revelstoke at 9 p.m. on TUESDAYS  and FRIDAYS, arriving at Revelstoke at 3 p.m. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays, where connection is made  with the C. P. R. for all points.  LBTTLE   MALLES   ROUTE:  The same steamer will leave ROBSON for Trail Creek  and Little Dalles at 5 a.m. on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS,  arriving at Little Dalles at 9 a.m., where close connection  is made with the S. F. & N. Railway for Spokane. RETURNING, leaves LITTLE DALLES same day, on arrival of S. F. & N. Railway Company's train at 12:30 p.m.,  for Trail Creek and Robson, arriving at Robson at 6:20  p.m., where close connection is made with the C. & K.  Railway for Nelson and lake points; and continues on to  Revelstoke as per above schedule.  KOOTEXAY   LAKE  ANJl>   SSONSER'S   FERRY   ROJUTE:  STEAMER NELSON leaves NELSON for Pilot  Bay, Ainsworth, and Kaslo at 8 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, returning via these ports same day; for  Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, and Bonner's Ferry at 3 a.m. on  TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS. RETURNING; leaves BONNER'S FERRY for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and Nelson at  3 a.m. on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS.  DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The   unregistered   partnership heretofore  existing   between the undersigned under the firm name of Olson &  Trenery is dissolved from  this date.   All debts due the  firm are to be paid to C. Olson who will pay all firm debts.  July 15th, 1&)2. T.  TRENERY,  Witness: CHARLES   OLSON.  D. McPhail.  Tioiim  HQTJSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Class  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald  Bros.  Proprietors.  JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  Finest wines, Liquors and Cigars in the Market at the Bar  THE DINING   ROOM IS UNDER  THE   SUPERVISION OP  J.   J.  CARSCADEN, EXPERIENCED   CHEF  Special Attention to  Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  SLOGAN CKOSSDTG.  PROPRIETOR.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  HEADOTJAETEES for MUEEAY & MATHESOFS  PACK TEAIrT.  ELD0BAD0 CITY  First Class in Every Eespect  GET  &    HEMDE  PROPRIETORS  (Jura's  ining  Is now opened at the  EL   VICTORS  VICTORIA   ST., NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call,  JOHN   GURN. THE ffl^  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. O.  THOMAS   MADDEN  Proprietor.  The Madden is OentraUy Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  07 BC iE      T ^ B L IE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH   THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  WEXSOtf, IS. C,  AXEL JOHSSSSQIM,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  TIBZIE   IB-A-IR,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Baiter Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country-  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the b.ed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   ������&   TKECHjIiUS PROPRIETORS  TRAM,,  B. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  Good TaMe;   Good Beds;  IByas- Close Liquors.  CARNEU1E   IN   THE    SOUP.  The borough of Homestead has been put 'under/  martial law. This is the ontcome of the unwarranted arrest of strangers. ' Homestead's  locked-out men are not entirely pleased over  the threated strike today at the Union Iron  works in Pittsburg. The general opinion among  the Homestead men is that more assistance can  be given them if the men remain at work than  by coming out. There are today ;an unusual  number of men in the steel works, but whether,  thev  are'.'non-union   workmen   has   not   been  learned.  The non-union men whom it was said would  be placed in the Carnegie works on the 14th,  did not 'make' their appearance. The reports  that they would come caused quite a gathering  at the railway station and along the tracks.  The leaders of the locked-out -'work men have decided to turn over to the proper authorities all  rifles taken from the Pinkertons that can be recovered, Hugh O'Donnell, being in doubt as to  whom the weapons should be delivered, telegraphed this afternoon to attorney-general  Hensell, at Harrisburg, as follows: "'What  disposition do you advise should be made of  such Winchester rifles taken from the Pinker-  tons as we can recover."  A meeting of foremen, superintendents of departs, and boss mechanics of Carnegie's Homestead mill was held, at which they resolved they  would not operate the ."works' under an armed  guard. These men .have not been on strike and  have not until now taken any action favorable  to the workers. This decision practically means  that the .mills will not be run with non-union  labor, and that Carnegie must settle with its  Homestead men before resuming operation.  One prominent leader said it could not be resumed without the co-operation of the foremen,  as no men can be found to take their places even  if non-union steel workers are obtained.  The members of the Amalgamated association employed in the Carnegie mills at 29th and  33rd streets, have carried out their threat to  stop . work unless a conference was opened by  president Frick with the Homestead workmen.  Shortly after 2 o'clock men began leaving in  squad and by 5 o'clock the mills were practically deserted. This is the busy season in these  works and builders will be especially effected by  this strike.  The State militia guards at. all important  points about town were doubled tonight and a  picket line one mile long was thrown out between the town and the Carnegie -mill. No reason could be learned for this sudden activity of  troops further than the fact that the men were  seen gathering in large groups about the town  and in several,saloons there was more drinking  and louder talking than usual.  The willingness of the strikers to surrender  the captured rifles is significant in showing that  there is very little disposition toward another  conflict at arms.  At a meeting of the London Trades council  the following resolution concerning the-Homestead trouble was passed : "Resolved, that we  earnestly protest against the employment by  Andrew Carnegie of a gang of armed bullies to  coerce the men struggling against a reduction  of their wages." The council also expressed the  hope that the men .would-continue their fight  against the company, and criticised mr. Carnegie on the ground that he did not prosecute  his " well boomed philanthropy " at home rather  than on English soil.  The noted criminal lawyer and-distinguished  jurist, judge Yaple, publishes at length his  views of the legality of Carnegie's action in  employing and arming the Pinkertons. The  judge says: "No stronger condemnation than  the authority of Blackstone on the common  law, of the acts of Frick for Carnegie, in hiring  from Pinkerton armed men from several states  to go armed to retake and hold the Homestead  works can be found, or is needed. It fastens  upon Frick, Carnegie, and Pinkerton a heinous  crime, the crime of shedding human blood and  outraging the peace of society. No armed  forces are to be employed for such purposes except as are Under government authority and  control. A sheriff has only the right to employ  the posse comitates of his own bailiwick.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, 13. C.  Telephone 13.  HKST-CLASS   IE"   EVEKY   RESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE  IS'.'WOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS(STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  >OfM .' '       B.  CRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  ���������rn  i  BAKEE     STEEET  DAY    AND      NIGHT  Private Boxes for Ladies  W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietor.  TIHIIE  rx���������\  JL I  ETTZROiPiE^-irsr ^i_,^^isr.  M. J. BROWN  PROPRIETOR.  The above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.    The table is one of the  best in the the town.    The bar keeps the  finest brands of: liquors and cigars.  NELSON.  Hot  and   cold  water;   electric bells;  billiard and club  rooms;  baths.    All appointments  first-class.  K, K. PHAlIt, proprietor.  Ho !   For the Slocan Mines !  This House, situated at the forks of Carpenter, North  Fork and Seaton creeks, in the immediate vicinity of the  Slocan Mines, is now open for business.  RATES:   Beds 50 cents, Meals 75 cents.  E.    ���������.    ���������AB6B������KXTEB6,  Proprietor. 8  THE MISTEB:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 23,  1892.  r i  i '  K������j  ^S  j&$i  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and insiDect G-oods  c ,'"���������". ������������������':.���������������������������:������������������ and compare Prices.  Telephone.; 2 7,  7,.-9,������������������ and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, E. 0.  SMALL   .flgJ���������������iETS   <*F   KEWS.  The rehearsals for the performance to be given  in aid of the church fund are in progress.  The railway surveying party running the line  to Nakusp, are midway down the Upper Arrow  lake, encamped on the east side.  J. M. Buxton of "Vancouver, accompanied by  the hon. Sydney Parker and mr. and mrs. Firman of England, is at fishing shack No. 2.  The new church of England building was  opened last Sunday morning. Bishop Sillitoe is  to pay Nelson another visit in the course of a  week or two.  H. E. C.'oasHclaile left Victoria on July 13th  for England, joining messrs. Win slow Hal! and  Macdonald at Revelstoke. Mr. Oroaseda.ile had  some difficulty in getting through the quarantine regulations, but eventually contrived to  reach Revelstoke on time.  named his claim the Ruccan and sold out the  same clay for $2700 to a mr. Wharton, who had  been camped within 200 yards of the strike for  some time.    It was cheap enough.  dinger Sewing Machines  For sale by monthly payments and delivered at Nelson.  Address .    '  THE SINGER MANUFACTURING COMPANY,  Spokane, Washington.  Tlie   Sunrise.."-'".  E. Dempsie of Spokane, who owns an interest  in this claim, paid Nelson a short visit during  the past week. He contemplates doing some  considerable amount of development work on  his claim in the near future.  ANNUAL   SVJEETIISSG.  The annual general meeting of the shareholders of the  Kootenay Lake Telephone Company, Limited, will be held  at the company's office, Room 6, Houston building, Nelson,  at 12 M., on Mondajr, August 1st, 1892.  Nelson, July 6th, 1892. W.  A.  CRANE, secretary.  ;-Wla������8 to Hear It.  O. P. Garrison, who, with T. N. Burke and E.  E. Coy, recentty purchased the Blue Bird from  messrs. Thompson and Whittier, is in Nelson.  Mr. Garrison is an old Coeur d'Alene miner, and  in conversation says, if the Slocan ledges do not  punch out���������as there is very little prospect of  .their doing���������and if the lead, when sunk on is  half as rich as the surface showings, that the  Slocan country will be one of the richest mining  districts in the world, and that there is nothing  in the Coeur d'Alene to equal it. Mr. Garrison  intends to start work at once on his claim.  FOR  LBQUOR   LICENSE.  I, the undersigned, hereby give notice that I will 30  days from the date hereon apply to the stipendiary magistrate at Nelson, B.C., for a hotel license, said hotel business to be carried on at Nakusp, tin West Kootenay district of British Columbia.  Dated at Nelson, this 12th day of July, A.D. 1892.  HARRY PHAIR.  PABD.  Nelson, B.C., July 19th, 1892.  To C. Hamber, esq., agent Equitable Life Assurance Society, Nelson, B.C. Dear sir: I beg to acknowledge the  receipt in full of my claim, under policy held by the late  Mr. T. B. Lewis in your company, and have to thank you  for the prompt and satisfactory manner in which your  company settled the claim.   Yours truly,  ���������  &��������� AUGUSTA LEWIS.  Prospectors' lAieli.  Mi'. Brown of Nelson,   experienced an  extraordinary strike of good fortune while prospecting in the Slocan country.    He had only been  out 2 days when he happened to strike across a  gulch  somewhere   in   the  neighborhood of the  Noble Five group, from   which  the  snow   had  only gone off a day or two before.    This ground  had been traveled over by hundreds of prospectors and the ground all round it was staked off  in   'snow   locations.'    But   it   was   left   to   m..  Brown to walk into 8 feet of solid galena which  was. cropping* right  out   of   the   ground.    He  WEST   KOOTEMAY   DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given that West Kootenay district has  been subdivided into a northern and southern division for  the convenience of public business, namely:   AH that portion of the said district situated to the north of a line  drawn as follows:   Commencing at a point situated on the  cast shore  of Upper Arrow lake, one mile north of the  mouth of Nakusp creek, thence due east to the summit of  the watershed between the valleys of the Arrow lakes and  the Kootenay lakes, thence northerly to the south end of  Trout lake, thence easterly on a line passing through the  north end of Upper Kootenay lake to the eastern boundary  of the   district.   Again  beginning  at the point of  commencement, thence due west to the western boundary of  the district,  shall be known as the Revelstoke division.  All that portion of the said district situated to the south  of the aforesaid line shall be known as the Nelson division.  Lands and Works Department, "Victoria, B.C., 8th Julj',  1892. W. S.  GORE,  Deputy commissioner of lands and works.  Settled.  The case in the British courts at Victoria, involving a one-twenty-sixth interest in the  Kootenay Bonanza mine, was decided on the  5th instant in favor of James Durkin, who purchased the interest in question from J. C.  Cobaugh. It is reported the suit was brought  to determine the rights of all parties in the  property, and the termination has resulted satisfactorily to all concerned. There is no ill feeling  among the parties, as may have been supposed.  The above; is quoted from one of our Victoria  exchanges. Nothing has yet come to hand a,t  the record office here as to the terms of the decision. Rumor has it that Durkin has had to  give a quit claim to the Kootenay Bonanza  Company in consideration of $25,000.  Wliat W. Hall ami .J. McS>onaM Tafce to Scotland.  The record of a power of attorney from Wins-  low Hall,  Oscar Hall, Charles Hall, John Hall,  Thomas Hall,   J.   C.  Cobaugh, William Miller,  W7illiam White, Osner Oakes, William J. Oakes,  W. Harablin Oakes, Henry Oakes and Olive B.  Oakes to Win slow Hall and John McDonald has  been filed at the record office here. The instrument recites that the above parties do business  as miners with Robert Day and Ebenezer Ramsay, and that whereas they and the said Robert  Day aiid Ebenezer Ramsay have arranged and  agreed to sell and transfer their said claims  (the Silver King, Kootenai Bonanza, American  Flag, Koh-i-noor, and Victoria) to a company  formed in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, it is  expedient and necessary tha/t they should appoint proper persons to act in their behalf in reference to the said sale and transfer. They accordingly appoint Winslow Hall and John McDonald, whom the deed arms with most extensive powers.  id:e.a_X-.:e:rs   tjst  I  ~W~IE3:0 ILIES-^ILj  J.  ;1S        "


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