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The Miner 1892-06-18

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 fttfflWiiTf^rtuwftWmlM^nnthn^ilnli-Ww  Mrti<riWM>iWhiM������aaMaear^M^afrr*yr*u  gi:������fWiyifPt**t*,������>'*,vi'HfWi^fW*riM'  ^���������\  \j  : f  f  \  i  y \  (<���������  L^:  Tlie Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  The Ores are  High-Grade in Gold,  Silver,  Copper,  and lead.  KUMBEB 103.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   JUNE  18,   1892.  U A YEAE.  SLOCAN   NOTES.  On Sunday last, during the thunderstorm, 2  men near the Slocan Star were struck by lightning, one of them being instantly killed, the  other was insensible for some hours, but eventually recovered. C. P. Wolley, who was in  the vicinity at the time, was one of the first to  arrive at the scene of the accident and helped  id carrv the men down to Eldorado.  A body, very much decomposed, was, found  last week oh the Kaslo slope. It was not re-  cognisable and there is no telling who it  originally. It is thought, however, that it  may be Charles Randall, who has not been seen  or heard of since he left Nelson last winter.  It is definitely settled that the sale of lots in  Eldorado will take on July 20th. The boys who  have put in a hard winter there are hoping that  the lots won't be run up on them, as they think  it would be hard luck, after their having been  through so many hardships in order that they  might have a good show in the place, to have  the lots sold at a price that they could not pay.  C. Phillipps-Wolley, who is hunting in the  neighborhood for grizzly, had a shot a tone the  other day, but failed to bag the animal.  Eldorado City;.  So called for the last time. It has been decided that the name of this camp is to be  changed. What name is to be given it is not  yet known.    The sale of the town lots has been  put in the hands of nar. Jo wet t of Jowett & Haig,  and will probably take place on the 15th of July,  or as soon after that date as possible. Thefown-  ers of houses built on lots will be allowed compensation for their improvements, and it is  probable that houses built on what is now a  street will be ranked as if on the lot nearest  them, but this is not settled yet. Mr. Jowett  will leave for Carpenter creek in a day or two  to appraise improvements and arrange about  the sale. The upset price of lots has been fixed  at $100 and the terms are one half down and the  balance in 12 months. But it is possible that  this may be altered to one-third down and the  balance in 6 and 12 months.  Too Soon.  Fishermen who have been in Nelson looking  for sport have gone away disgusted, and saying  that there are no fish either in   lake  or  river.  There are, however, lots of trout, but the water  is too high and feed too plentiful for them to  rise at a fly. In the course of a month or two  anyone, with a bent pin and a piece of parcel-twine, will be able, in an hour or two, to  catch more fish than he can carry. The Chinamen who fish from the government wharf are  able, with a piece of meat, to catch numbers of  small white fish, but they have to do a tremendous amount of swearing (in English) for every  fish they catchJL_ .    -  .  The Nelson Electric Eight Company.  It  is to   be  regretted that the operations of  this company have been retarded because they  could not arrive at a satisfactory agreement  with messrs. Sproat & Farwell, the,owners of  the property through which they must flume  the water they make use of from Cotton wood-  Smith creek. The matter will come up for settlement before the court which meets in Nelson  next week, and which is empowered to act as an  arbitrator in such cases.  Building in Nelson,  Although  building in  Nelson   has  not been  booming during the last month, a  number of  buildings have been, are being, and are about to  be built, indicating.a steady advance in the requirements of the town. Conspicuous among  those is the fine block with which messrs. Carney & Barrett have replaced the store that was  burned down this spring.    Pierre Rodier, tin  smith, has also put a 2-story block, with 30 feet  frontage,  on   the  corner of Ward and Baker  streets.    On   Vernon  street,  J.  F.   Hume   has  built a large additional warehouse ; mr'; Jiszko-  witcz has  built a 2-story block with basement  opposite  J.   F.   Hume  &  Co.'s store,   the first  building on the north side of Vernon street.   R.  F. Perry is at present busy putting up a group  of 5  cottage  residences  between   Vernon  and  Lake streets.    A large blacksmith shop is also  being  built on  Lake street.    On   Silica  street  messrs.   Col well and Stucky have nearly completed  their houses and the frame of the new  English church is up.    Mr. Beckensale has made  considerable additions to his hotel building on  Silica street.    A new block is contemplated on  the north side of Vernon street,   opposite  m r.  Lemon's  store, and  will shortly be built.    An  addition has been made to the Nelson brewery  which   will  be  in  operation after the lawyers  settle with it.    The foundations of the new Canadian oPacific   railway   land  office  on   Baker  street will be laid early next week.    The Nelson  sawmill  company intend  to put up  a drying  kiln at the end of the flume.  KASLO   NOTES.  XOCAL   ANI>   FEKSONAIi.  J. Scoley, ex-constable, has gone to Pilot Bay  to work for dr. Hendryx.  A. L. Belyea, of the law firm of Belyea &  Gregory, Victoria, arrived in Nelson on Thursday. He is a large shareholder in the Kaslo  City Land company, and it is on business connected with this that he is here.  D. Cartmel, late chief engineer of the government dock at Esquimalt, whilst steering J. T.  Davies's scow slipped, and falling against a piece  of cordwood, broke a rib.  C. W. Busk's wind-mill at Balfour, is now at  work.  Charles Van Ness was thrown from his horse  on Friday evening. With the exception of a  slight kick on the inside of the thigh he escaped  unhurt.  Nelson in EMuiger.  On Wednesday Nelson stood in some danger  of repeating Vancouver's experience of 6 years  ago.     The   contractors    in    charge   of   street  clearing on Silica and Carbonate streets chose  that morning, which was dry and calm, for setting fire to the brush and logs they had accumulated on the these streets.    The logs were not  properly piled,  but  lay  scattered just as they  had fallen.    About 11 o'clock a furious wind began to blow down Cottonwood-Smith creek valley and the fire began to run in the direction of  the houses on the south side of Silica street.  At  one time it could not have been more than 50  feet from  buildings on Silica street, and from  the frame  of  the  new   English  church.    Fortunately the ground was clamp and the fire did  not spread very fast.    At another point on Silica street,   east of Josephine street, it was in  clanger of speading over the bluff and clearing  out east Baker street.    And until the rain came  on and the wind fell considerable anxiety was  felt for the safety  of the residences  recentlv  built  by Messrs.   Colwell  &  Stucky  on   Silica  street.    The  main  part  of   the   town   was   in  greater danger from a fire which was started  almost on   the door  step  of  the Presbyterian  church  at the west end of Victoria street.    A  large pile of logs  on  the opposite side of the  street from the church caught fire and blazed  merrily  while   the   wind    carried   smoke   and.  sparks  over  mr.   Carney's fine new  block   on  Baker street, and the fire crept rapidly through  the  brush  to  the school  house.     Fortunately  there was length enough of hose to attack this  point from the hydrant at the corner of Victoria  and Stanley streets and  the clanger was soon  over.    So long as the back parts of lots remain  uncleared, and contractors are allowed to light  fires  in  streets  they  are clearing through the  centre of the townsite, Nelson can never be said  to be out of danger from this cause.  David Porter and E. A. Bielenberg have  located two claims, the Anglo Saxon and the  Celt, on Watson creek four and one-half miles  above the forks of Carpenter creek. Some of  the ore sent down here looking promising. They  report the lead to be a fine fissure vein in granite.  Two survey parties left on Wednesday to  locate the railroad line from the forks of Kaslo  river to this town. Messrs. Keene and Fielding  will be the engineers in charge.  The trail is now all but through to the Noble  Five.    The grades have given no serious trouble.  On Wednesday evening a largely-attended  general meeting was held in Green Brothers'  store to consider the best means of protecting  the town against fire. A committee was. appointed to estimate the probable cost of bringing water into the town in a flume from Kaslo  river and decide on the best point to take the  water from. A fire brigade was also formed  which practically consisted of all the residents.  Mr. Mahoney was elected chief> mr. A. Fletcher  captain and mr. Murchison lieutenant. A fire-  bell, buckets, ladders, etc., are to be secured at  Once.  The town is building up at a great rate. On  Front street Mahoney's hotel and Coy's building  are now under construction, and three other  buildings are being started. Devlin & McKay  are putting up a hotel 24 x 60 feet next to Kane's  hotel, H.Giegerich is building a store 24x50 feet  with a warehouse 24x25 feet on lot 19 in block  8, and H. Banm has started a 4-storey house  24 x 50 feet on the next lot to Coy's. Harrocks  & Rice, assayers, are building on A avenue a  2-storey 24 x 50 store, and mr. Fletcher has put  up a barber shop on Fourth street behind the  Grand Central hotel.  ��������� ^  The price of real estate is steadily rising, and  very few of the owners of ���������property who are  now in town can be tempted to sell.  Bremner & Watson have got their store on  the trail between Bear and Fish lakes opened.  They report a rushing business. There is still a  demand for pack animals.  Didn't Want.to Pay Up.  Two Englishmencwho visited Nelson last week  in search of fishing left on Wednesday last, not  having been very successful.    At  the  railway  station there was'some dispute about the rate  payable for having had their baggage taken  down to the fishing station and back, and to  and from the hotel. The rates were perfectly  reasonable, but the gentlemen, being more accustomed to sixpenny cab fares than to Western rates, did not think so. One of them struck  the driver on the side of the head with a walking stick, in order to emphasize some remark,  and was surprised on picking himself up to find  that he had cquired 2 black eyes and a bloody  nose in a remarkably short space of time. The  amount demanded was paid. It is seldom that  anyone coming into Nelson with a rooted idea  that he owns the world, leaves the place without his belief being somewhat shaken.  The BSanli of Montreal.  Sir Donald A. Smith, speaking at the annual  meeting of this concern, said: "A branch has  been established at Nelson, B. C, the centre of  the great Kootenay mining district. This agency  has been opened not because they expect to  make a very large profit at first, but to be ready  for business which must of necessity rise as the  surrounding country is developed. It is a fact  that the country of Kootenay is one of the richest in America in minerals."  Mown from tlie Mountain. <  Messrs. Chas. Roepel, H. E. Croasdaile and J.  McDonald came down from Toad mountain on  Wednesday. Nothing certain is known of mr.  Roepel's opinion, but judging from appearances,  he is very well pleased with the mine.  i THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JUNE  18,   1892.  THE'  NITRATE   FIELDS   OF ';; CHILI.  The caliche, or  raw nitrate of soda,   is not  equally distributed over the pampas of  Chili.  The most abundant deposits are situated on the  slopes of the hills, which probably formed the  shores of the old lagoons.    An expert can tell  from   the external  appearance  of  the ground  where the richest deposits are likely to be found.  The caliche itself is not  found  on the surface of  the plain, but is covered up by two layers.    The  uppermost, known technically as chuca, is of a  friable nature, and consists of sand and gypsum,  while the lower���������the  costra���������is  a rocky  conglomerate of clay, gravel and fragments of feldspar.    The  caliche  varies  in  thickness from a  few inches to ten or twelve feet, and rests on a  soft stratum of earth called cova.  The mode in which the caliche is excavated is  as follows: A hole is bored through the chuca,  costra and caliche layers till the cova or soft  earth is reached below. It is then enlarged until it is wide.enough-to'admit of a small boy being let down, who scrapes away the earth below  the caliche so as to form a little hollow cup.  Into this a charge of gunpowder is introduced  and subsequently exploded. The caliche is then  separated by means of picks from the overlying  costra and carried' to the refinery. Both in appearance and composition it varies very much.  In color it may be snow white, sulphur, lemon,  orange, violet, blue and sometimes brown, like  raw sugar.      ���������-..     .   ���������.   .  .  A Haunted  Aline.  The miners of Webb city district are greatly  exercised over the appearance of a ghost in one  of the mines there. The peculiarity of the ghost  is that it is a man without a head, who appears  at the end of the shift and signals a warning to  the workmen. The apparition has been seen by  as many as 10 miners, and has appeared to 4 at  one time, all seeing it at the end of the shaft  when their attention was called to it by the one  ���������who first espied it. The ghost is a recent, appearance, and it is supposed to be the spirit of  Joseph Shult, a miner who was killed in the mine  by a descending cage about 10 years ago. The  miners have a certain sign which is given when  there is danger of a shot, and this is the signal  which the spirit has been giving each time it  has been seen. The ghost was first seen about  the 1st of April, but as it was reported by a man  who is addicted to heavy drinking, the story received no credence. It was next seen by a man  who has a good reputation for sobriety, and  then the talk began. It has since been seen by  a number, and all are of the opinion that some  terrible disaster is impending in that mine on  account of the constant repetition of the danger  signal. The probabilities are that the mine will  be abandoned by the men soon, for they are  getting greatly worked up over it, and there is  a possibility of a strike caused by the ghost.  The men who have reported the matter are all  honest in their convictions, and have left the  mine and sought work elsewhere.  A Great B������lace lor Ifcucks.  Captain DeJETaas has been engaged in mining  in Alaska for the past two years. He is enthusiastic on the subject of Alaska and says that at  the  mouth of  Yukon  river immense flocks of  wild ducks and geese gather every spring, and  it is his opinion that large factories for canning  these birds, which could be captured at a trifling  expense, would prove particularly profitable investments. The money received from the sale  of the feathers would almost pay the cost of the  birds in Alaska.  To Room Northport.  Marcus is up in arms at the attempt to remove  the  postoffice one and a half miles further up  the river.    It is said it is being done to boom the  new town of Northport. Marcus is the nearer  to Grand Prairie, and they look with disfavor on  any change. The attention of congressman  Wilson is called to the matter, as the change  will cost the government more money for transportation and be a great inconvenience to the  people there.  THE JOH  DOTY ESGINE COMPANY,  OIF  TOROIsTTO,   OITTARIO.  MANUFAOTUEEES OF ALL DES0EIPTI0NS OF MAEINE AND STATIONAEY  British Columbia Branch:   520 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  * 0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and mill Supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather beifcing, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made'on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING PUMPS FOR  MINES.  TIME   CARD  FOR   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Co. Ld.  Are now Eunning their Steamers on Kootenay  Lake and Columbia Eiver as follows:  The fast and.elegant STEAM ER NELSON will  leave Nelson at & A. M. on Tuesday and Friday for Bonner's Ferry, calling at Ainsworth and Pilot Bay, arriving  at Bonner's Ferry the same evening. Returning, leaves  Bonner's Ferry at 4 A. M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays,  calling at way ports and reaches Nelson the same evening.  FOR KASLO CITY and way ports leaves Nelson at 8 A.  M. on Mondays and Thursdays, returning the same day.  LITTLE    DALLES   ROUTE:  The fast STEAMER COLUMBIA  leaves   Robson  daily, except Sundays, at 4 a. m., making close connection  through to Spokane via the Little Dalles.  REVELSTOKE   ROUTE:  The STEAMER LYTTON leaves Robson for Revelstoke at 9 p. m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays,  making connection with C. P. R. trains for east and west.  RODS, REELS, LINES,  CASTS, FLIES & MINNOWS  IN  GREAT VARIETY.  WHOLESALE   AMD RETAIL.  Orders  by  mail receive  prompt  and careful attention  Charles E. Tisdall,  W. J.  WILSON.  W. PERDUE.  WILSON &  PROPRIETORS OF  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  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   Office   and   Market,   11  East   ISakei*  Street.  Aiiiswortli. Market,  Spraguc   Street.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the following additional  mining recording division in the West Kootenay electoral  district has been established, namely :��������� ,  6. Slocan���������Alexander Sproat, recorder���������to comprise all  the country" on Slocan lake and Slocan river above its  main fork, including the west branch of the Slocan river  and all streams and tributaries flowing into any of the  said waters.  Notice is also given that the limits of the Nelson mining  recording division, as defined on the 9th day of December,  1891 j are altered by excluding that portion of country contained within the aforesaid Slocan division.  JOHN  ROBSON,  Provincial secretary and minister of mines.  Provincial secretary's office,,April 26th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial .revenue taxes, for 1892, are now due and payable at my office,  Nelson. T. H. GIFFIN,  Nelson, February 13th, 1892.        Assessor and collector.  DISSOLUTION   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  subsisting between us, the undersigned Michael J. Brown,  and John M. Yates, carrying on business as hotelkeepers  at Nelson, in the district of West Kootenay, province of  British Columbia, under the name style and firm of Brown  & Yates, has been dissolved by mutual consent as and  from the 17th day of May, A. D. 1892. All debts owing the  said partnership are to be paid to Michael J. Brown at  Nelson aforesaid, and all claims against the said partnership are also to be presented to said Brown by whom the  same will be settled.  Dated the 18th day of May, A. D. 1892.  Witness: MICHAEL J. BROWN,  C. W. Greenlen. JOHN M. YATES. ���������  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Henry & Adams, conducting business as druggists at Ainsworth, B.C., is this day  dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the firm  are payable to dr. J. Henry, who assumes liabilities.  Witness: Dr. J. HENRY,  Alfred Stalberg. E. J. ADAMS.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Brown & Evans, as  proprietors of the Half-Way House, Slocan River trail,  is dissolved from and after this date. All accounts due  the firm are payable to Charles Brown, who will pay all  debts. CHARLES BROWN,  Nelson, 1st June, 1892. R. K. EVANS.  DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The unregistered copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned under the firm name of Apple-  whaite, Allan & Co., as real estate and financial agents at  Nelson, British Columbia, has this day been dissolved by  mutual consent. All accounts due the firm are payable to  Edward Applevvhaite, who assiimes all liabilities.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 11th day of June, 1892.  Witness: EDWARD   APPLEWHAITE,  David B. Bogle.      W. GESNER ALLAN.  DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERTHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between D. S. Cameron and David -Black under the name of Cameron &  Black, doing business as contractors, is by mutual consent  this day dissolved. D.  S.  CAMERON,  Witness: DAVID BLACK.  F. A. Wood.  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays. THE   MINER: -NELSON,   B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE 18,   1892.  DEALERS  HIGHEST   CASH   PRIG  PAID   FOR   FURS.  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  CREAM   OF   THE   WORLD'S   NEWS.  The Brazilian seriate has passed a law granting amnesty to political prisoners.  The anti-Parhellites have made a call for funds  to aid them in the coming election.  Storms and floods are doing immense damage  to crops in county Donegal, irelaud.  Plans have been arranged to erect a villa for  the pope on the grounds of the Vatican.  The Swiss government have forbidden the  playing of lbaccarat at the Kursaal in Lucerne.  An African missonary reports that he has  been able to make almost all of his\journeyings  on his bicycle.  In a full return of the vintage of Spain last  year the total yield of wine is estimated at 540,-  000,000 gallons.  Steps are being taken to develop the resources  of the Upper Congo in the matter of India rubber, the demand for which is increasing yearly.  At the end of the year the Telephone Company  of Austria will cease to -sexist, the government  assuming control of all the telephone lines of  the kingdom.  More than one-third of the total number of  sailing vessels building in the United Kingdom  are in course of construction on the banks of the  river Clyde.  The aggregate production of pig iron in Belgium in the first 3 mouths of this year was 486,-  095 tons, as compared with 160,572 tons in the  corresponding period of 1891.  The mice plague in the south of Scotland  shows no sign of abatement. The board of agriculture has sent out circulars requesting full  information about the affected districts.  The Cobden club blandly assures the British  colonies that the only practical fiscal federation  of the Empire must be based on their adopting  the free-trade policy of Great Britain.  The underground electric railway proposed  for Paris is to traverse the city in the direction  of its greatest length, which will cause it approximately to follow the course of the Seine.  The British government has placed in the  hands of messrs. Yarrow, the well-known torpedo-boat builders, the contracts for the construction of two steel gun-boats for the Victoria  Nyanza.  Advices from Guatemala state that 12,000 citizens have signed an accusation against ex-president Barillas. It is stated that president Barrios is under a sworn obligation to save general  Barillas.  General Booth announces a great need of  funds to carry on the Salvation Army. He recalls his announcement that the $500,000 given  for his darkest England scheme would require  $150,000 annually for maintenance, as only $20,-  000 of that had been furnished so far. So the  scheme is almost at a standstill.  Paris anarchists are now diligently cultivating  the art of dining for nothing. Bands of them, it  is said, now enter eating houses, call for substantial repasts, dispatch them and then refuse  to pay the bill. When the landlord remonstrates  these free "diners-out" threaten to blowup his  establishment with dynamite.  The official report in Catholic Missionary Review on the troubles in East Africa says that  the Catholic kingdom of Uganda has been destroyed and the king, bishops, and 17 missionaries driven out by the Protestant natives sup  ported by British agents. They bombarded the  Catholic mission, and set fire to it, the doctor  and a Catholic chief being killed.  There is more tonnage laid up on the river  Tyne and the northeast coast ports of England  at the present time than ever before in the history of shipping, there beiug no less than 400  idle vessels, representing about 300,000 tons.  The physicians of the mad king Otto of Bavaria had an audience last week with the Bavarian regent to represent to him the condition  of their patient. His condition is that of great  feebleness, and if he does not die soon, he will  be dethroned.  In Paymago, Spain, a band of women robbers  has been discovered by the police. They had  their den in a cave on the outskirts of the town,  where they met on the first night of every  month to plan burglaries. They had in the cave  a full stock of burglars' tools and also 15,000  francs worth of plunder.  The rumored death of Emin Pasha in the interior of Africa is confirmed. His death is supposed to have been caused by small-pox. Emin  Pasha, whose youthful name was Edward  Schnitzler, was born in Oppeln, Silesia, in  March, 1840, and was the son of the late Ludwig  Schnitzler, a merchant there.  NOTICE.  A court of assize, nisi prius, oyer and terminer and general goal delivery will be held, at Nelson, in the county of  Kootenay, on Wednesday, the 22nd day of June, 1892. By  command JOHN ROBSON,  Nelson, May 26th 1892. Provincial secretary.  'A  NOTICE,  r-a)?^  Notice is hereby given that a sitting of the county court  of Kootenay will be held at Nelson on Thursday^Jhe 23rd  day of June, 1892.  Nelson, B. C, May 25th, 1892.  T. H.  GIFFIN,  Registrar county court.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license to sell  liquor at the summit of Napusk creek, about 12 miles from  the Arrow lakes. J. E. WALSH.  May 23rd, 1892.  Notice is hereb3r given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a  hotel at the forks of Carpenter, Seaton, and North Fork  creeks E. C. CARPENTER.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license to sell  liquor at the head of Slocan lake. JACK EVANS.  May 23rd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license  for a hotel at the head of Slocan lake.  May 23rd, 1892. ROBERT MADDEN.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a  hotel at Kaslo. M. D. MAHONEY.  June 4th, 1892.  APPLICATION   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 6 miles west  of Nelson,|West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if  any, will forward their objections within 60 days of publication. N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson. B. C, June 1st, 1892. Gold commissioner.  . F.  Co.  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS;,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETO.  WIIOLESA&E    DEALERS     IN     CI&AKS.      KA������MONI>  SEWING   MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  aiLKER & WELLS'i  Postoffice Store, Nelson, IS. C.  AM) GENTS' FUKNISHItfG GOODS.  ��������� ��������� ��������� : ' * .  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  S   AT   WHOLESALE  Jas. McDonald & Go.  Nelson mid Revelstolke,  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 and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������fe ink Ifcuilriin^, Josephine Street.  JJ  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  &  HAS  ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Fancy "Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods now on hand.  PEICBS TO SUIT THE TIMES  I  alt  ISfi  rgwO  ���������5f*  ���������-.;.'���������������* 4  ���������KINZB.:    'KELSON,  ������;  0.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE; 18,   1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will,be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-iri-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $i.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of ������3 ah inch (down the columif) 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. ;  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 signaturesr  as  "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc.,  etc./  will not be printed oh 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 lo-  ->      calities, connected with The Miner and Hot, Springs  1   News:   Ainsworth, Bremner & Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, T. J. Roadley; Carpenter Creek, E.  C. Carpenter.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  KS&ITOflfclAL '.REMARKS.  On June 13th, D. O. Corbin is reported to have  had m satisfactory interview with the.minister  of justice ; the subject of the interview was; no  douht^the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railroad, as  mr. Corbin On being questioned as to what his  intentions were with regard to this road, replied that he would not decide, until he had returned to Spokane. If the Spokane.papers had  any foundation for the statements they have  made there is very little doubt but that the  Spokane-Northern will build as.far as the Pend  d'Oreille river, and some other company (under  practically the same management) will continue  the line onto Nelson. _  Sir John Thompson and the premier have  both given it as their opinion that a Dominion  charter is not necessary, and that the railway  can be built on the Provincial charter. The  only point that is at. all doubtful, is whether the  Pend d'Oreille river can be. called a navigable  stream. If so, it is believed that the permission  of the Dominion government must be obtained  before it can be bridged ; the river is, however,  so shallow, and particularly so in the neighborhood of where the railway is likely to cross,  that it is not probable that this objection will be  urged.   It has been saidf outside of Nelson, that the  sale of the Silver  King  would kill  the  town.  What   a pity it is that so many people in the  different towns in the district can see no  farther than their own doorsteps; and believe no  good of any town bat that in which they live.  The Siver King, when sold, will have a pay roll  of some $60,000 a month.    The spending of this  will  form  but   a  small  portion of the .benefits  which Nelson and the whole district will derive  from the working of such a mine.    The attention of capitalists, who never heretofore heard of  the place.���������will be  attracted;   mines  and   prospects will have a market; and real estate will  become more valuable; and this not  in any locality bat in the whole disirict.  The green goods man is on the warpath again.  Not long ago one of his circulars was sent to an  Ainsworth merchant, and this week Nelson has  been honored by his attentions. As is always  the casethis gentleman insists-on a face to face  ��������� interview, in order that, as he says, "You can  see. me and what you are buying." What you  are buying, you generally do not see, until after  your face to face interview. The price of bricks  in Nelson is at present $15 a thousand, 1.5 cents  each, that is.    It is much cheaper to buy at this  price in the home market than to go to New  Y~ork with a view to purchase a probably inferior article at $500 apiece. The Americans are  a great nation, but they cannot dispose of their  surplus stock of bricks to the inhabitants of  West Kootenay at so large a figure as this.  TT  PIO ISriEi IE IR,  RAL and STABLE  Corner Bin IF ami "Ward Streets,.  \   "nelson, b. c.:   ,:;,'  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.  WILL   00NTEA0T  TO  CAEEY PASSErTGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN. NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood for Sale.  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  Real Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  "-.;,.:' Agent for  SLOCAJ^"   citt  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  Offioo. SELOUS   BLOCK,  VJIIIUU o      Corner "Victoria and Stanley Streets.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  AND    .  Insurance Agent,  WEST  IS'AKBSR  STS������EET? NELSON,   B. C.  FlfifcE   INSURANCE:    ���������  I represent the following safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN London, England.  CITY OF LONDON London, England.  ATLAS...:. London, England.  QUEBEC. Canada.  'LIFE:  EQUITALBE   /.. ^ New York.  of San Francisco.  ASSAYERS,  WEST BAKER STREET  Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Mines examined  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention.  JOHN FIELDING,  CIVIL ENGINEER, PROVINCIAL LAND SUR  VEYOR.  HIE   MINER   OFFICE,  NELSON,   B.   C.  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.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   UCENSE.   .  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a wholesale  license to deal in wines and liquors.  June 4th, 1892. GALENA  TRADING   CO.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license to sell  liquor one mile west of Bear lake, Slocan district.  June 11th. T.  TRENERY.  Olson &awmi  Yard:   At end of. Flume  Mill:   Two .miles south of Nelson  Manufacture  The'-mill''has a capacity of 20,000 feet per .day''  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. 1L EOLPE, Secretary.  (We do not tender on Contracts.  TIKIS  WILL BE EE EUOTIrTG BY JULY 1st  at Kaslo  during the summer of 1892. New and improved machinery  will be put in. A drive of choice logs, consisting of white  pine, white spruce, clear cedar, etc., will be brought down  from the Lardeau. Tlie mill will be run at its present site  until the new establishment is ready. An abundant stock  of rough and dressed lumber, shingles, etc, now on hand.  All orders promptly filled. Prices and terms will be adjusted to meet any competition.  March loth, 1S92. G.  O.  BUCHANAN.  PILOT BAY,  KOOTENAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  IN- THE KOOTEiSTAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  WELL-SEASONED   ROUGH   AND  FINISHING   LUMBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  Lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at rJELSON, E. F. Perry, Agent, and  at AlrTSWOETH, E. A. Cameron, Agent.  S. C. Spalding, - Manager.  __ ��������� i  i  i  IP THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   Q./ SATURDAY,  JUNE  18/ 1892.  5  MINING    NEWS   OF   THE   WOKID.  The Ooeur d'Alene trouble is settled. The  Poorman and Tiger urines at Burke have signed a  written agreement. The miners are allowed  $3.50 for all underground men'. Ten hours will  be a day shift and nine hours a night shift. The  hospital will be run as before. The union is not  to interfere with the employment or discharge  of men. It-'is the general opinion that this settles the whole difficulty. Everybody is rejoicing. G-uns are being fired; The unions claim  the victory.  The Austrian congress of the Social Democracy makes a public statement on the subject of  the silver mine calamity near Przbram, Bohemia.  It is claimed in this report that when the  miners, after the fire broke out,-started to.get  out of the rnine, the officials drove them back,  saying there was no danger*, and that this was  the cause of the great loss of life. Another incident, showing, it is claimed, neglect on the  part of the mine officials is that the key of the  house containing the fire engines belonging to  thymine could not be found until after a long  search, and when the key was found and the  engines were ready no water could be obtained,  and. the fire had unrestricted headway. It is  urged that the guilty officials be held to legal  responsibility: Investigation regarding the  cause of the fire indicates that it was started by  the lighted tapers of a small wooden altar  erected to the patron saint of Bohemia by some  of the miners in one cf the galleries of the mine.  Dr. Grriesbach of the Geological Survey of  India, has returned to Rangoon from a tour of  exploration to the north of the Bhamo, reports  that near Myitkina, in a district absolutely uninhabited, he has discovered most remarkable  alluvial gold deposits, stretching for a great distance up the course of streams and no less than  15 miles in width.  A remarkable diamond has been recently  found on the Koffeyfontein Diamond Mining  company's ground in Australia, which appears  to be of such value that even competent judges  hesitate to name a price commensurate with its  worth. It is said to be of a beautiful shade of  pink entirely devoid of spot or blemish, and to  weigh 13^ carats.  The McArthur-Forrest Gold Extracting company has "forstalled" all danger of litigation  and trouble by buying the Simpson process,e  which was an older patent and very similar to  their own, with the exception that they precipitated on zinc plates instead of zinc shavings.  Those who thought to escape paying the royalty  on account of this conflict, will now have to  "look pleasant and ante-up."  J. K. Campbell, representing the English  syndicate which has bonded the Sooke iron  mines, will, with an expert, shortly examine  the mine and report. The syndicate have  bonded  the  mine  until 25th  July.  A  Panther Story.  The latest Indian panther story is unhappily  distinguished from its recent predecessors by its  tragic sequel. Lieutenant A. L. Harries, of the  Third Lancers, Hyderabad Contingent, was following a trail, attended by two dafadars, or sergeants of his regiment, in the long grass near  Hingoli, in the Deccan, when suddenly a huge  panther sprang upon him at such close quarters  that he had only time to fire a snap shot. The  ballet failed to stop the brute, which seized its  assailant by the left forearm, and shaking him  violently threw him to the ground. Hereupon  Dafadar Lai Mir Khan courageously seized the  panther with both arms around the neck and pulled it off. The animal now turned upon his new  foe, knocking him down and bitting him badly  on the left breast. At this point Dafadar Kasim  ran up armed with an iron spear, with which  he struck the panther on the back with such  force that it let go its hold and turned upon the  Dafadar. Mahomed Kassim, however, was prepared, and received the brute with a tremendous  blow upon the head, knocking out one eye.  This was virtually the end of the battle. The  animal had clearly had enough of fighting for  that day, for he slunk away, followed by Mahomed Kassim, till lieutenant Harries, shouting  to his brave attendant to stand aside, brought  down the panther with a well-directed rifle ball.  Mr.  Harries then carefully cauterised his own  nyC^.lSrTX^^k.OTTTK,^] JRS   OIE1  'v^:e3:o:ii.:es^:lj:e idie.A-Ilieir, iist  Safety Fuse Detonators.   Electric Blasting Apparatus.  BAIK OF MONTREAL  .wounds and those of his attendant Dal Mir  Khan. After this, however, the party were, un-  fortunaly, compelled to' travel a distance of 17  miles, and the next day lieutenant Harries was  seized wit K feyerv followed by blood poisoning,  to which he succumbed on the sixth day. Fortunately his brave defender, though severely"  wounded, is reported to beprogressingfavorably.  Kii<lyai*������l Kipling.  Rudyard  Kipling is  in Vancouver awaiting  the sailing of the Empress, by which he and his  bride will go to Japan.    He said the people in  England were being aroused to the vastness and  great future of the northwest of Canada.    At  onetime absolute ignorancehad prevailed among  educated Englishmen regarding Canada.    They  had looked upon the northwest as part of the  American republic, but they had awakened to  the fact that a boundary line existed, and that  the Canadian portion of "the continent was much  the more desirable for settlement.  He was oh his way to India, but proposed remaining for a time in Japan, China and New  Zealand. After his visit to India it is his intention to take up his permanent abode in "Vermont,  United States, where his wife had been born.  He had purchased some property there with  that object in view. On his first visit to Vancouver he had come directly from San Francisco.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  AND  FINANCIAL AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  NELSON  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.  DAB'ITAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,...'.'.  '.'���������..���������       .        . 0,000,000   President   Vice-President  ...... General Manager  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,   Hon.  GEO: A. DRUMMOND,.'.  E. S. CLOUSTON,   Nelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the ��������� principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial 'and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world ���������;"'..  ������ Drafts issued ; Collections made; Etc.  SAV  S   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at;'present four per cent.  H COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  $3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITAL (paid -.up), ������600,000  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE FUJNB*,  ������220,000-   .  BBAITCHES:  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWcstminster,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B..C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  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���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  D. B. Bogle,  Notary Public.  E.   P. WlIALLEY,  Notary Public.  BOGLE & WHALLEY  EEAL ESTATE,  -INSUEANCE AND MINING BROKERS.  CONVEYANCERS,  FOR SALE:���������Lots on Baker and Vernon Streets, Nelson.  Lots in Kaslo City.   Acre Property in Nelson.  Desirable Business Property to lease in Nelson for 5 and 3  years.   Good Terms.  STORES   AND    OFFICES   TO   RENT    IN    NELSON.  MUSTIEIR.   IBLOCIK:.,   ZB^iKZZEIR,   ST.  mm  b-S.-'-J  .   1,1  BaaasMBsmm^ 6  THE   MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,  JUNE  18   1892.  This Company" now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Ea^y Terms.   Rebate Given for G-ood Buildings on   ������  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOR PARTICULARS APPLY    -    -    F.   FLETCHER,  LAND  COMMISSIONEE, NELSON, B.G.  fflASUlBESa*    MFJE' ".IN    .CHINA.'  A  Chinese  engagement   dates its   beginning  from the exchange of red cards   between   the  parents of the contracting parties.    These cards  in many districts are immense documents almost the size of a horse blanket.    They are important for  the reason that they are used as  evidence in case of disagreements in the future.  We  seldom   hear  in   China of broken engagements.    Yet   if   a   quarrel   cannot   be   settled  peaceably  recourse is had to the .law, and the  judge usually  imposes  a heavy  fine upon the  party who has broken the contract.    The chief  incident in a Chinese marriage is the arrival of  the bride in her bridal 'clothes before the house  of her chosen one.   That is a de facto fulfillment  of the contract.    The wedding day is determined  by the parents of the groom. The imperial  calendar names the lucky days, and on such  days the so-called "red celebrations" take  place, both in the city and country. The same  bridal clothes may he used several times. In  districts where it is customary to celebrate the  weddings in the forenoon the weddings of the  co-wives take place in the afternoon or in the  evening, according to the Ostsiatishcher Lloyd.  The Chinese thus hope to make them less important. That the chief part of a Chinese marriage is the arrival of the bride at the house of  the groom is illustrated again by the fact that  the sons are.often married without being present  at their own weddings. It is not believed to be  fortunate to change the wedding day when once  decided. If the future husband, therefore, happens to be called away on the wedding day the  marriage takes place by sending the bride to his  house.  Chinese law recognizes 7 grounds for divorce  from a woman���������childless, improper conduct,  neglect of the parent of the husband, a tendency  to steal, jealousy and iucurable disease. A  natural consequence, of the importance attached  in China to male'heirs is that, where they are  absent, the husband marries a co-wife. This,  however, is not general and is limited to families of wealth. The bad results of the system  are recognized by the Chinese themselves. The  practical Chinese, therefore, have adopted a  more simple way of obtaining heirs���������the adoption of children who belong to side branches of  the family. In this way the family line is kept  intact. In the absence of male descendants in  the side branches of the family, the sons of  strangers are adopted. The Chinese prefer this  method to marrying second wives.  "Skeelers" Not in It.  The man eating fly of Central America inhabits the low lying coast regions, and is much  dreaded by the natives for the fearful results  which follow its sting. Naturalists call it Lucilla  hominivora. The average specimen is about a  third of an inch long. It has a big head, with  the eyes on top. Its cheeks are a golden yellow,  its abdomen dark-blue with purple bands, i(s  legs black, its wings unusually big, and they  produce a continuous and loud buzzing when in  motion.  The  person   bitten by this fly gets a. disease  called mysias.    It generally begins with an itch  ing of the  nose,   then   that  organ  swells  and  bleeds; next it becomes ulcerated, and in these  o  ulcers may be found the larvae of the fly. The  whole face becomes swollen, erysipelas sets in,  followed by meningitis and death. A man has  been knowm to shoot himself after he had been  bitten rather than face the tortures he knew  were certain. Cure is difficult. Subcutaneous  injections of chloroform sometimes do good,  but as often fail. ( One man, however, has been  cured by lemon juice injected into his blood.  Not tx ESritish Columbia Slimier.  The following is a verbatim report of a conversation between a city sportsman and his  backwoods guide, Bill Buckshaw:  >'You have killed moose, Bill, I suppose?"  "Some." /  "Any big bulls?"    "Some."  "Where?"    "Back vonder."  "Were you ever charged by one?"    "Onct."  "How was that ?"    "He come at me."  "Had you wounded him?"    "Yas."  "How did he come?"    "Acrost the swale."  "Couldn't you stop him with another shot?"  "Hadn't on'y a muzzle-loader."  "Did he get close to you?"  "Clost as you be."  "Then you killed him?"    "No."  "What then?"    "I dumb up."  "Where?"    "On the root."  "What root?"    "The big pine root."  "A fallen pine?"    "Yas."  " What did he do?"    "Lammed into into it."  "Into what?"    "The root."  "How?"   "Lickety pelt.   Headfirst.   Twiet."  "Didhe go off then ?'\   "I near did."     <  "He shook the root, eh?"    "You bet."  "But you held on?"    "Sure."  "Were you sitting?"    "Stannin."  "How  could you  hold  on?"    "Branches  of  root."  "Well, what then?"    "I fetched him."  "Oh, you had another  shot?"    "Got  loaded  up."    "Then you0killed him?"    "You could'a'  killed him yourself then."  " With that," says the sportsman, " I gave up  the questioning and imagined the details. After  a. long silence Bill said:  ,.  "That cured me of muzzle loaders."  APPLICATIONS   FOR   "TIMBER   LEASE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 das^s after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  a license to cut timber on the following tract of land:  Beginning at a post_on the west side of the big creek about  two miles from Slocan lake, thence north 120 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 120 chains, thence west 80  chains to place of beginning; containing 960 acres more or  less. G. O.  BUCHANAN.  Carpenter Creek, May 18th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a  license to cut timber upon the following tract of land,  described as follows: Beginning at a post on the west-  shore of Slocan lake about H- miles from the inlet, thence  west 120 chains, thence south SO chains, thence east 120  chains more or less to the lake shore, thence following the  lake shore to the place of beginning, containing 950 acres  more or less. WILSON  HILL,  Carpenter Creek, May 9,1S92. Per G. O. B.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and-works for a  license to cut timber upon the government reserve at the  inlet of Slocan lake, consisting of 640 acres more or less.  ALFRED   HILL,  Nelson, B. C, May 4th, 1892. Per G. O. B.  Lot, office and office fixtures, in Ainsworth, centrally  located and suitable for real estate agent.  BOGLE & WHALLEY,    ;l  Miner Office, Nelson, B. C.  SLOCAN   RIVER.  ������& ���������  THE   ON1LY  STOPB������Ii\<&   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.  0HABLES BROWN,     Proprietor.  KASLO EECEIYXNG- AND  00.  ARE NOW PREPARED TO  RECEIVE,  CARE   FOR,  AND  FORWARD  ALL   GOODS   FOR   SLOCAN   MINKS.  E. E. COY,  Manager.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  DEALERS IN  -   MERCHANDISE  AEMD   SV3INERS'   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.  ELDORADO CITY  First Class in Every Eespect  ET  END'E.RSO  PROPRIETORS  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.  EATES:   Beds 50 cents, Meals 75 cents.  E.   C.   CAKPENTER, - - -        Proprietor.  ''I XMMMafmi/ *9Mi4MHMHn*i.t-"muilii,-lmlf)tmmf mttn.jt ton***taM/������*MI***>*t������-Wrrta ������mtWM i������-Ma ��������� Wif tr**Ht>viiWK������r**t1*  THE   MDTEE:    JSTBLS0J9,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE  18,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts,       THOMAS   MADDEN  NELSON,  B.  C. Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally, Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout;  THB;.,TABLB  is supplied with everything in the'market,; the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a,  c      caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY H  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  NELSON* B. C.���������.,'.     .,.. ���������'.  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.  the :b^_:r,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Raker 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 Fine Liquors and Oigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   ������&   TKEGmLUS PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,  B. C.  TOPPING & H ANN A Proprietors  Good Table 5 Good Reds ; Myas-Close Liquors.  ANGLING FOR THE OCTOPUS.  "It is no-trick to catch them. They are pulled  <��������� out with hook and line from the deep waters of  the sound, just like fish, and are found on the  rocky bottoms  of   the fishing  banks,"  said a  fisherman.  "Look at this," contiuned Nick, raising the  slimy mass of legs and pointing to a perfect  counterpart of a parrot's black beak. "That's  its mouth. Just like a parrot's, only much  larger and more powerful.wV^fae-n- once those  jaws fasten on the bait they never let go until  landed on the deck of the boat.  "No; they seldom give us much trouble.  That is part of a Greek fisherman's early education. Experience has taught the men how to  handle them safely. The only care necessary is  to prevent them fastening their suckers on the  sides and bottom of the .boat. If, by accident  or carelessness, they should succeed in doing so  the octopus is safe, for the suction of those cuplike disks is so great that nothing but the knife  can dislodge them, and, as they can't be reached,  they get away.  "The men know by the weight on the line  and its action when an octopus is hooked.Then,  by means of poles the line is kept away from  the boat, and, watching a favorable opportunity,  ��������� with the assistance of boat hooks the fellow is  suddenly yanked on board and left to thrash its  life, away on deck. Of course the men have  learned to keep carefully out of reach of its  tentacles.  "On a clear day and in clear weather one can  see an octopus at great depths. Their bodies  usually lie hidden under shelving rocks, leaving  only one or more of those long feelers visible,  moving cautiously back and forth. By-baiting  a hook with a white rag and dropping it close  by, it is fun -.to-watch their movements. They  pretend not to see the  bait, believing  it  is a  living prey.  "They will advance their feelers inch by inch,  and gradually their body, and retreat again, as  if to draw on the intended victim. Playing the  bait back and forth excites their cupidity, and  when satisfied of the result the beast .makes a  spring for the bait that, for lightning rapidity,  beats anything on record* Of course it fastens  its razor-like, double-back-action l^eak into the  rag and holds on like grim death, allowing itself  to he pulled out. of the water rather than let go."  Tlie Tired Woman's Epitapli.  Here lies a poor woman who always was tired.  Who lived in a house where help was not hired.  Her last words on earth were:   "Dear friends, I am going  Where washing ain't done, nor sweeping, nor sewing,  But everything there is exact to my wishes,  For when they don't eat there's no washing of dishes.  I'll be where loiid anthems will always he ringing.  But, having no voice, I'll be clear of the singing.  Don't mourn for me now, don't mourn for me never���������  I'm going to do nothing forever and ever."  Fouglit to a Fiiiislt.  A  surveying party were  lately treated to  a  sight which is seldom seen.  The men were working up a canyon when  they heard a peculiar crashing noise. Looking  up, they saw on the cliffs high above the stream  and about a quarter of a mile from them two  noble bucks standing with heads lowered about  ten feet from each other. Thus they stood, eyeing each other and pawing the dirt for fully a  minute. Then they made a simultaneous spring  and came together with a noise like a falling  tree. So violent was the concussion that the  animals were thrown back until a distance of 10  or 15 feet again intervened between them. The  men, fascinated with the sight, watched the  deer go through the same performance again  and again.  Finally, after a more than usually violent rush,  the bucks did not separate, but struggled as if  apparently trying to push each other back, it  soon became 'plain to the men, however, that  instead of pushing they were pulling away from  each other. In other words, their horns had become locked, and from raging combatants the  bucks became frightened animals and were only  bent upon securing a divorce. The party then  conceived the idea of taking advantage of the  helpless condition of the bucks and capturing  them. They made a great rush for the scene,  but  before 'they  reached  it the deer in  their  struggles approached too near the edge of the  cliff and both of them fell to their death in a  pool below. When the party reached the water  the deer were found locked in each other's horns,  quite dead.  Comer West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FIKST-OLASS   IN   EVERY   EESPEOT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS   NOT  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.  B. CRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  :b-A.:k::kj:r   stir-ieet  NOW    OPEI  DAY    AND      NIGHT  Private Boxes for Ladies  W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietor.  TIEIIEJ  ietxio.oie'ie^jn" ^i_,^^nsr_  M. J. BROWN  PROPRIETOR.  S*3S  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  tin est brands of liquors and cigars*..  fSJELSON.  Hot  and   cold water;   electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  EKC" 8  THE   jtafEE:    -JJELSOSfi   B. C,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE  18,   1892,  Dealers in Bry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware a Specialty,  ,   The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the tmblic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect (roods  and compare Prices. ".','. )'���������'  Telephone^ 27.  7, 9, and 11 East^ ^  SMAIiL ���������'NUGGETS   OF : MEWS.  J. E. Walsh is down������from Nakusp creek, l j.  reports business booming. He has arranged  with the. Canadian Pacific railway and Columbia  & Kootenay Navigation company fi)r through  rates for passengers and freight from ail points  to Eldorado, city. People are beginning to go  into the Slocan country by the Nakusp trail,  which is. an easy grade through to the lake. The  small controversy about the name of the creek  is settled. The Golville"Indians say that Na  Kusp (pronounced Na Koosp) means Long  Point, whereas Napusk means nothings  During the absence of E; E. Phair in Spokane,  J. Walker ran.the hotel, and managed it like a  veteran hoteLman.  John Fielding, C.E., P.L.S., has completed  the survey of land north and south of Kaslo  city, which it is believed will be put on the  market by Victoria parties as a townsite. He  expects to survey a townsite some 4 miles up  the trail. ...,; ��������� ;.. -.,..:.'  The lake has risen, so much that boats will  soon be unable to make a landing at the centre  stage of the government wharf.  One goat and a band of 200 sheep came in by  the Spokane, Friday, for messrs. Wilson &  Perdue.  C  BEffiEI  B B  Office:   West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  , ,H. ASHBY, Manager. v-  SLOGAN OEOSSIrJa.  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.  JAMES E". TURNER,    NELSON,  B. C. u  RIANOS AND ORGANS TUNED AND  RRRAIRED.  IE3-   Cr_   G-j^-T^X^J^G-tttttt,  PROPRIETOR.  ���������<3  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the-choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  HEADQUAETERS for MUEEAY & MATHESOFS  PACK TRACT.  Nelson Sash3 Blind & Door  FACTORY  Store Fixtures and Stair-Building a Specialty.  D. McOallum &  Co., Proprietors.  HOTEL  TO.RENT,  IVcvviy built and centrally located, for a term of years.  Containing 22 rooms with every convenience for a good  paying business.   More bed-rooms if required.   Apply to  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO., Nelson, B. C. ,  J^:  TO WHOSVI  IT SWAY CONCERN-GREETING.  Whereas one Arthur Stanhope/Farwell pretends to have  some right or title to lot number rsix in gro.tlp one of the  district of Kootenay in the province of British Columbia,  which lot of land is situate and lying within the Canadian  Pacific railway belt, and claims to be entitled to sell and  dispose of the said lot or portions thereof. '-'������������������'������������������ ������������������",'������������������'- ->:  Notice is hereby given that the said Arthur Stanhope  Farwell has no right, title or interest whatever in the said  land, nor is he entitled to the possession thereof: -but that  the said land is the property of arid is vested in her Majesty  the Queen in right of the dominion of Canada,; from whom  alone a valid title to the said land can be obtained. -. /  The public are, therefore, warned that'deeds or conveyances of the said land or any portion thereof; niade by the  said Arthur Stanhope Farwell will convey ho title or interest to the purchaser, nor any rig^ht.to possession, and  that all persons purchasing any portions of the said land,  from the said Arthur Stanhope Farwell will do so at their  own risk and peril.       By order,  r.  ;:,-  ��������� -   JOHN R. HALL, Secretary.  Department of the Interior,  Ottawa, 3rd June, 1892; *:  ^jpT7  NOTICE.  All persons having inoney claims against the government, within the district of West Kootenay, are requested  to send them to the 'head office, Nelson, before 30th June.  N. FITZSTUBBS, government agent.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATIONS-  Notice is hereby given thatl intend to make application  tiohto the licensing board at its next sitting for a hotel  licet -e to sell liquor at Summit City, Bear lake.  Ainsworth, June 7th, 1892.     ��������� F. W. JARVIS.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application tovthe licensing board at its next sitting for a hotel  license to sell liquor at Kaslo city, Kootenay lake.  Ainsworth, Jv ne loth, 1892. DE VLIN & McKAY.  APPLICATION   FOR   TIMBER   LEASE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days afterdate I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner.of lands and works for a  license to cut timber for lumbering purposes on the following described tract of land: Commencing at a post on the  east bank of Kootenaj'- lake, about one-half mile north of  E. N. LaFrance's pre-emption claim, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 120 chains, thence west SO chains more or less  to the shore of the lake, thence south along the lake to the  point of commencement.        - JOSEPH PORIER.  Pilot Bay, June 15th, 1892.  l&Sty fSESi  HOLESALE.  tOrt  mmmmmmtiimmmwmmmmmmmiimm  lM3W^^


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