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 Only  Paper  Printed  in."'.'t__e.  Kootenay  Lake Min-  ii*g Districts.  For Rates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth Page.  NUMBER 57.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY^  JULY   25,   1891.  $4 A YEAR.  MINING!   EXPERTS'..WHO."ARE   NOT   WELL  POSTED.  The Kootenay Lake'..country has this season  been   visited  by   a number of   mining   experts  from    the    United   States,   and   no   difference  how   long  .their   stay   or  how   extended   their  observations they all have the same opinion regarding the future of the country.    But while  admitting   that   few,   if any,   districts  in   the  United States present as good surface showings,  they somehow manage to temper their praises  with   the oil   of  discouragement.     One   of the  latest to visit the lake country was W. H. Fowler  of San Francisco.   When in Nelson, he admitted  that he never saw anything equal to the surface  showings in Hot Springs district, and predicted  a great future for the conn try," provided, always,  that litigation could be prevented.    Since leaving here he has been in the Okanogan country,  in  the state of  Washington, and in comparing  that section   as a future mining  country   with  this he says:    ikThe'.'���������mines'- in British  Columbia  give promise of great richness in ore, fully equal  to those of the Okanogan district, but unless a  mine in.British Columbia- is phenomenally rich,  it  will not pay to work, owing to the duty on  machinery.    On a recent visit there 1 had a conversation  with a  custom  house   officer,   and .1  found that it was impossible, to get  American  '���������mining:machinery across the line without paying 30 per cent duty.    It is permissible to carry  machinery across the line if there is no machinery  like   it  manufactured  in   Canada.    But as  they manufacture nearly all kinds of machinery  in Canada, the privilege does not help us much.  The machinery manufactured in Canada is far  inferior to the American m ining machinery, and  is almost  worthless.'���������"���������Therefore, in order to de-   |  velop the mines -'.there it becomes necessary  to   j  use American rnachinery, which is subject to a   j  80 per cent duty, and which consequently takes   ;  off  the  greater  part   of   the   profits   from   the j  mines."   If mr. Fowler- used the language above   I  quoted, he is simply ignorant: of the real diffi-   j  culties that the British Columbia claim owners   ;  have to meet and  overcome.    The cost of   the   j  machinery required to open up and work a mine   j  is   not one  of the  difficulties   to  be  overcome.   ;  The only  machinery '.manufactured  in  Canada   I  that could be used in and about mines is engines   j  and pumps, and perhaps rock crushers; all other   ;  machinery   would of   necessity come   from the   j  United States   and be'admitted   free  of  duty.   :  While petty annoyances are met with in bring-   !  ing in machinery, owing to custom house regu-   ;  lations, yet they could be reduced to the mini-   \  mum   if purchasers  of  machinery   would   only   ���������  post  themselves   as   to   the   kinds   of   machin-   ,  ery   manufactured   in   Canada.     The   engines   !  and    pumps    made   in   Canada    are   probably ,|  equally    as    good    as    the    American    make,  .j  and equally as cheap.    Anyway, the amount of   ���������  duty paid   on  importations of  mining .machin-. |  ery    is   more    than    offset    by   low   taxation,  freedom from  litigation, and   expenditures for ���������;  roads   made   by the  British  Columbia  govern-  .-���������  ment.    The main difficulty the mine owner in  British Columbia hasto overcome, is theprohib-   |  itive duty placed on  lead  ores by  the   United   I  States.    If mr. Fowler would  use his influence   |  with his government and get lead ores  placed   j  on the free list,  the mine owners of this section   ;  would not quarrel with him as to the relative   |  richness of their mines as compared with those   j  of any district in the United States in-which he   j  is interested.  TBirec  Weary  Prospectors.  Tom   Barker, M.  C.  Monaghan,   and   George  Keefer returned to Nelson on  Monday, after a  3-week prospecting trip on the headwaters of  Salmon river. They left their camp on 49 creek,  taking the old Toughnut trail. They went over-  Red mountain to the head of the north fork of  the Salmon; then followed that stream down 10  miles to a big creek coming in from the west.  On ascending the creek they found a basin covering quite an area of good-looking grass-covered  land. In the basin were any number of cariboo,  but having left thejr rifles at their camp on 49  creek, they did hot manage to get fresh meat.  Returning to the mouth of the creek, they went  down to the forks of the Salmon and over to the  head of the Beaver, a creek that flows west into  the Columbia.     They  claim  that   there is fine  farming land along  both forks of the Salmon  and also  on   Beaver  creek,  and   that  no  finer  cedar  timber  can   be  found   anywhere in   the  niou.n tains than  on these streams.    Return ing,  they followed up the south fork of the Salmon  to Hall creek, where John Lodge and a. number  of others are placer mining.    They report the  outlook promising for the boys on that creek,  several of them having their claims in shape to  begin sluicing, Lodg-e and his partner alone having put in oyer 2000 feet of flume.    They report  making rip.-finds on the trip, except in one place  on the north fork, where about a hundred fine  colorsnvere obtained to the pan.    On the 6th 3  inches of snow fell on the summit of Red mountain, and the night of the 5th was so cold  that  iqe-formed in water buckets.    The route taken  was   through a rough  country with   but  little  feed   for   horses.      On   their  return   the   party  looked as if they had lost most of their every^day  clothes,one of them  having on  nothing save a  pair of California drawers and a hat;  ON .'.-THE    EAST " SIDE    OF    KOOTE.UV    LAKE.  -' "   ' - ���������-.������������������.���������.'��������� .j  ' ?-'   ' ,.���������.,:.  ���������<���������.���������''���������' '    ������������������  The owners of the fraction  bet ween the Blue  Bell and the Kootenay Chief claim they have  more solid ore on the surface-than is on either of  the big end claims for the same distance. Alec  McLeod, Tom McGovern, George Francis, Jack  McGinnis, and Dennis Devlin are the owners.  Thev are the boys who had the contract for  sinking 100 feet on the Kootenay Chief. 'They  put down a 6x6 shaft 100 feet in 60 days, earning  $6.10 a day each. The shaft is in ore all the way.  On the Tarn O'Shanter, the ledge is stripped for  a distance of 300 feet and a tunnel in 30 feet.  The'"-face of the tunnel is in ore, with a high-  grade streak on the foot-wall. Down at Crawford's bay, R. H. Kemp has 2 or 3 locations  which he hopes will some day yield him a sufficientsum to make him independent of enforced  labor. No news of importance from Duck creek  or Goat river.  The.  Bill  will'not'be Disallowed;  The latest advices from Ottawa are that the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway bill will not be  disallowed. Its, promoters will now have the  opportunity of making good their promises, that  surveys would be commenced immediately on  assurances of the allowance of the company's  charter. It is rumored, however, that the charter is for sale, the price at which it is held being  $100,000.   Mining-'.News  from  Hot Springs  District.  Ore is being hauled from the Number One  mine to the landing at Ainsworth for shipment  to the smelter at Revelstoke. Over 200 tons are  now sacked, and the contractors expect to haul  from 6 to 10 tons a day. The mine continues to  look away up, as does the Fourth, in the same  camp. The Skyline crosscut had not reached  the ledge up to Wednesday night.  important Public Meeting.  A meeting to discuss the lead question will be  held at the school house, on West Baker street,  on Monday, evening. Every miner in the district should attend, for the. question is one of  more than local importance; it is one on the  solution of which depends the future of all the  mining districts of the province.  Striven  Onto a Stocky  Shore.  During" a storm on the lake the Idaho's barge  went ashore about 4 miles from the mouth of the  Kootenay. It was loaded with supplies for the  Great Northern railway. Part of the cargo was  damaged.  Metal   Market.  New York, July 22.��������� Bar silver $1.00_, copper  $12.50, lead $4.37_.  ���������WHAT    IS    REING   .DOME'   ON     TOAH    MOUNTAIN.  The Dandy company, in  stripping the ledge .  above the lower tunnel on the Dandy, last week  uncovered a body of fine-looking ore, which gives  higher returns than that from the surface on the  upper end   of  the  claim.    The  road  has  been  swamped and the stumps  blown  out, so  that  machinery can now be got on the ground,    At  the Grizzly Bear, the tunnel face is under cover,  charcoal is being burned, and the boarding-house  is almost completed.    On the Vineta Boy, Ben  Thomas,   Charles   Malley,   and   John    Oonners  are sinking the shaft, now down about 30 feet,  50 feet  farther.    At  the  Cumberland, a  claim '  recently discovered by  Harry  Ward,   Charles  Dundee,  and  A.  R. Seaman, a shaft  is  down  several feet in ore that shows grey and peacock  copper.    The ledge is reported to be fully 6 feet  inwidth are apparently in place. The manager of  the Kootenay Bonanza Mining Company advertises for tenders for .from. 250 to 500 feet of tunneling on the Silver King,which means that the  owners  of that property  want  to know  what  they really have before they accept any of the  offers made for it.  The wagoi:r road is completed  to within a short distance of the summit of the  mountain, and will be at the Silver King next  week.    About 60 men, besides  those employed  on the wagon road, are working for wages on  the several claims on Toad mountain.   The only  sale reported this week was  the Lulu,..a claim  adjoining the Silver King on   the north, to E.  Ramsay,   manager of  the   Kootenay  Bonanza  Company. .. ���������       "'',...���������'    '        ' -''���������  Rears a Charmed JLife.  One of Nelson's oldest residents bears a sort of  charmed life.    Last summer he felled a tree on  himself, and lay at death's door for a long time. ...-.-  As soon as he was able to get around alone, he  went down to Colville'and., when returning he  was chased by a pack of wolves, but escaped  with only a bad scare. This spring, while driving a team, the Wagon-reach broke, a hind-wheel  coming within an .inch of running over his head.  Later, while drawing logs, his left hand got  hitched along with a log, almost resulting in  pulling the arm from its socket. Last week,  while hauling a load of furniture from the railway^ depot, the load being top-heavy���������not so  much by the weight of the furniture as from the  driver being seated astride the highest part of  the head-board of a $500-beadstead���������it toppled  over on a rough piece of road, throwing Nelson's  o. r. headlong onto a heap of boulders, and bruising him so that his friends did not recognize him  for a day or two. He thinks now that he had  better sell out all his possessions in British Columbia and, move back to North Carolina, where  he would be in no danger except during election times���������he being a good Democrat.  Seeing for Himself.  Owing to the reports circulated at Victoria, to  the effect that the new roads in this portion of  the district were being  poorly  constructed, J.  . M.  Kellie,   member for  West  Kootenay,  concluded to see them for himself.    He arrived at  Nelson last  night, and  today, accompanied by  gold commissioner Fitzstubbs, made a trip over  the  Nelson   and   Toad   Mountain   road.     The  Miner predicts that he  will find  all   the new  roads in  the lake country good  ones, notwithstanding the reports.  Claim  Owner* Should   Not Be Discouraged.  On looking the ground over, the local officials  of West Kootenay do not feel justified in authorizing the immediate expenditure of any  large sums of money on a wagon road in Trail  Creek district. This should not discourage claim  owners, but should have just the opposite effect.  They should at once go to work and prove that  there is something in the camp besides stakes.  At present, it is said, there is but one company  doing work in the district���������the Le Roi���������which  employs 5 men. THE   MBTEi.:    NELSON,   B. ::q���������   SATURDAY,   JULY  25,   1891.  ____5^jj_i___S    ,  j'f^^ix^i-,.        V_ H-a   .     Ml  . K3 ?.3 i,-.J     _M YA'i?  !?���������   1  This raDidl  being: tlie center of tlie well-known  n unrivaled field  v presents; a  investment..;  The . townsite proprietors are now  'esmence  terms a limited  SPRIR  smess and speculative  sell on reasonable  "or-particulars apply to  iS_T"'  uttok: ST__3,_e__e_T.  _\._3-_H\TT.  t_K__ea_.'jj^;__3!g .   ., ^tat  5  A-Il^SWOBTHv S_ G  1L.ONBOON'S    JLATEST ': SENSATBON.  Within the last few days, writes a correspon-  ' dent of a New York paper, there has been a re-  ������ vival in  clubland   of  the rumors ..according.'.to  which lady Randolph Churchill's name is made  to appear implea.santly  with that of the elder  son of the'.prince.of'Wales, Albert Edward Victor.    NoKvithstanding the persistent character  of these rumors, I cannot accept them as true.  For not only did the -prince of Wales dine with  lord Randolph just before the latter left London,  but he was also present at the Paddin'gton railway terminus when lord Randolph took his departure for  South Africa-,'-and  the parting between   his wife and   himself, which   cook place  just before he stepped into the railway carriage,  was marked by-'mrich a.il'ection.    That there has  in times past been a serious breech between this  talented couple 1'know for a.fact.    And, indeed,  until a few month's ago the relations bet ween them  were strained to the-breaking point.    But I am  equally convinced  that  there has been a reconciliation, brought about by lord Ra ndolph'sclever  sister Cornelia., lady Win borne.   Lord Randolph  is an extremely ambitious man, and is perfectly  aware that any'suit brought in the divorce court  against his popular wife, and incriminating his  future king, would destroy forever his absolutely  certain prospects of eventually becoming prime  ���������minister of. the British.-Empire,    He. has therefore no intention of endangering his future again  as he did on one memorable occasion at Windsor  Castle, when, irritated by the obtrusive and objectionable display of prince Eddy's calf love for  his wife, he suddenly and without the slightest  warning resigned his office as chancellor of the  exchequer  and-as  leader of  the house of commons,   deeply    offending   the   queen   thereby-.  There is one -trait-above all  others which lord  Randolph has inherited from the great duke of  Marlborough, and that is a very shrewd, keen,  and, above all, calculating spirit.    It is this calculating spirit, coupled with and second to the  assurance of his wife's undoubted purity, which  may be relied  upomto prevent him  from  ever  appearing in the divorce court against, his future  king.  Lady Randolph Churchill is one of the 3 daughters of the late Leonard Jerome of New York.  She is a beautiful woman, and is considered one  of the best'cross-country riders in.England. Her  sisters are both  married to Englishmen; one to  Morton   Frewen.   who   for  a  time  was  larsrelv  interested in stock in Montana and Wyoming;  the other to John Leslie.    Just   now lord Randolph is masquerading as a special correspondent  and is on his way to Mashonalahd in South Africa, and is writing a series'of letters to an English  syndicate which, pays him at the rate   of  $1000 a, letter, an extravagant price, considering  the quality of tlie stuff furnished.   As for prince  Albert Victor of Wales, he is really a poor specimen of humanity,  blotched, ungainly, dull,  insipid, and is only tolerated because of his rank  and his fortune, for he may possibly some day  become king of England,  unless his   wretched  physique gives out before the death of the prince  of Wales. He is known in England as "Collars,  and Cuffs."  foresee  in .'Mae,; C/Olor-''"'������TT^<>l<r.rT.'''"'  - "Most  people suppose," said an assayer to a  New   York  Tribune -reporter;  "that all   gold is  alike when refilled, but this is not. the case.    An  : experienced man can t elk tit a. glance what part  of the world apiece of gold comes from, and in  some cases from what  part of a.  particular gold  district the metal was obtained.  The Australian  gold, for instance, is -distinctly"redder than the  Californian, and the difference'in color is always  perceptible,., even   when   the  gold  is  1.000 nne.<>  Again, the gold obtained from the placers is yellower* than   that which  is   taken   directly-from  the quartz.    Why this should bethe case is one  of the  mysteries of metallurgy,   for the placer  gold all comesfrom the veins.    The Ural gold is  the reddest found anywhere.    Few people.know  the real color of gold, as it is seldom seen unless  heavily alloyed,   which  renders  it redder  than  when  pure.    The purest coins ever made were  the $50" pieces that; used  to   be common in  California.    Their coinage.was abandoned  for two  reasons���������first, because the loss by.abrasion' was  so   great,   and,  secondly,   because   the   interior,  would   be bored   out and   lead substituted,  the  difference in weight being too small to be readily  noticed  in   so large   a  piece.    Thesteems were the most valuable ever struck.  octagonal  At   !������������<������   ..ISoor.  I-thought myself.indeed secure,  < So fast the door, so firm tlie lock;  But, lo! he toddling comes to lure  My parent ear with timorous knock.  My heart were stone could it withstand  The sweetness of my baby s plea,  That timorous, baby knocking, and,  "Please let mo in : it's only me." -.    ,  I threvv aside the, unfinished book,  Regardless of its tempting charms.  And, opening wide tlie door, I took  My laughing darling in my arms.  Who knows but iii eternity  I, like a truant child, shall wait���������  The glories of a life to be,  Beyond the heavenly Father's gate ?.  And will the heavenly Father heed  .The truant's supplicating cry,.  As at the outer door I plead,  "Tis I, 0 Father! only I!"  HDeaila of a WolB-5_Baow.fi MercfiiaiaK  Edgar Marvin, of the firm of Marvin & Tilton,  who has been for vears American vice-consul at  Victoria, died at his home in that city on the  15th instant, of an attack of hemorrhage of the  liver. Mr. Marvin had been for many years a  resident of Victoria, and no man in the province  had more or warmer friends. His hospitable  home was the best known of any in Victoria,  and stranger's from the United States were always sure of a welcome there. His name was a  synonym for kindness and charity. Many an  old-timer scattered throughout the interior of  the province will drop a tear to the memory of  Edgar Marvin. He leaves two sons, Edgar and  William, the latter of whom was recently married in California.  Tlie Kbotenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate,. Limited, of Eevelstoke, B. 0.    "  ' '   ��������� o ...  are prepared to -sample and .purchase  all kinds of  T|l������  1j ������~^s   a -a ,  Ve.5 i\uJ JLeU*   y    wJL  nL_i   *_*/_.*  ',  I  /a  I  fcS I'M   1 ..;>���������" "-f^    r-:f___      \;".'-j^.  o fey   f-'i      y->    Pi t*\      ^v*  ���������^fe_#.^s   -li. k_s_a^__#  _  Prices and all information furnished oir application.  J. CAMPBELL, manager.  rn  1  lotne-iviercnantso  ���������   v .- ,. . . .  , _ .''''',.��������� <-">   .  of the Kootenay Lake Country, and others whom  it may Concern and Interest':    ���������  _ My slock of sample g-oods, consisting' of the following  lines, is now open for inspection, and Lam prepared to receive orders for any amount. Fine clothing of a.ll sorts,  (under- and over-), hoots, hats, (over 100 different, including men's.-boys', and girls'), towels,,ties, braces, blankets,  carpets, mats, noodles,.jbread,,cotton, buttons, etc.  Prices will be quoted.to merchants f. o. b. at the nearest  wharf, thus saving thorn all troubierwith custom or freight  agents, and so forth, .-Special inducements for cash payments on large orders. Call and sue the stock before  ordering your full supplies, and 1 think you'will be pleased.  A small stock also on sale to retail customers.  CHARhBS  WESTLY   BUSK,  Balfour, B. C. ;  9^  BALFOUR, B. C.  T*  TS -~-  -__/  r,^ G-oods- and Groceries,  LITE -PER  CENT DISCOUNT  will be allowed on ail retail  CASH purchases, of" over $5,  on any line of goods.    Liberal discounts on CASH  wholesale orders.  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District.- B. 0.  Miners' Supplies, ProYisions, Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  duty on goods-at Canadian custom-house on the river. "  &  ^_������  SON  E2in___  rrsst  ^^_f  &?4M>T   #F   W/.'__a&   STILKKT,  ISAIAH   STEVEFSOrT, Proprietor. ,.  Boats  to hire  by  the hour or day at reasonable   rates.  Boats built and repaired.  A N lj  _!  JfSt  KE2_ I   1 ^35S#  IgAIJ^HiBt,   15. 4!.,  Q.A.T   __3XJIH,ID_I]JB.S_  Hold your orders for Peterborough  canoes until you see  specimens of our work and obtain our prices. THE   MINEE,:    NELSON,   B. C,   SATUEDAY,   JULY  25,   1891.  Main Street,  Wright Street,  SWORTH  :D:E_____J__:E_:E_S   IUST  ers' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware,  Dry G-oods, Clothing, Men's  i, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  TsT     _B_ ���������  Having  the stock and book debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & 00., all parties having outstanding accounts  are requested to call and settle them as soon as possible.  A:   FIS5ST    SCSB^B;    1������H\\HJ.  Tlie school children of Kelson enjoyed a treat  on Tuesday last, in the shape of a picnic gotten  up for 'then.r by rev.   mr. -Rogers,   the  minister  \vho  has   voluntarily   taken   upon   hiiiiself   the  trouble of opening a school here.    The children,  to the number of, 24, accompanied by their  mothers and grown sisters, left 1 he vvharf on  the Galena.; captain Hay ward kindly letting the  party oil' at the picnic ground at 4*Bogust()vvn."  The afternoon was spent'in swinging, ball playing, and other sports. 0 An excellent lunch was.,  also -partaken of. One..of t h'e features, of t he day  was the presentation of a small test inionial by  the children. It was arranged in this 'manner:  The little girls marched up to mr. Rogers in  parties of 2s and formed a circle around him.  Julia Corning acted as spokesman of the party.  She said:  "Mr. Rogers: Lhavebecn selected by my associates to  express to you our sense' of .appreciation for your kind  efforts in-establishing-a school at. Nelson. Youhave taken  upon yourself the self-rim posed task of the tedious duties  of a teacher,"and by so doing are placing us under lasting-  obligations to you. Not only do we appreciate your kindness, but our parents "as well, who desire to express  through mo. their thanks. I .-have been requested to hand  you the enclosed which we beg of you to accept as a slight  token of our regard and esteem. Our love goes .with it, and  we most sincerely hope that your stay among us may be  pleasant and that, when time takes you from us you may  take with you health, prosperity, and"happiness."  Atthecloseof miss Julia's remarks, Dora Taylor  presen 1 ed mr. 'Rogers w if h apurse con tain i ng $45.  The minister, taken by surprise, w;b somewhat  embarrassed owing to the fact that the testimonial was altogether unexpected,' responded in  a. feeling; manner, thanking them for their kind  expressions. lx^ the -evening some of the party  returned 'by 'way of the trail, -while the1 others  .came back on a scow. The day was a perfect  one, and the picnic was thoroughly enjoyed by  all present.  ^3i8������_j������j������-  a   ILegitiMisile   _i������������_aasS,r.V.  The volume on '"Mines and Mining" just issued  by   the   census, bureau   of   the    United    States'  has   proved   a   revelation   to   those   who   have  money to invest.   It has been pretty well understood for some years that a great deal of money  from   the eastern   states  and  Cireat   Britain   is  earning a large income from  mines in the west-.;  ern   states   and  territories.    'Very little   is said  openly  upon   this   subject,   upon   the   principle,  probably that when men have a good thing they  ry to keep it  to themselves,'and the  policy of  .ilen.ee is an important factor in any such desire.  If is'generally recognized  also that mining has  ���������built'np the'western section of the country and  that such  prosperity as is  reported   from   that  section   comes   mainly   from   that source.    But  exact figures have a business ring  to them',that.  is lacking in generalties, and the present aggregate reported  by the census  bureau is well  calculated to surprise and attract investors.    When  figures such as the census bureau has just issued  come   to the attention  of investors under conditions like the present it is not to he wondered  that  inquiries   are   set  on   foot, by  those   who  want to  place   their   money  safely and   profitably,   with the view of learning just where  it  may be placed so that it will be as safe in respect  to management and business care as it is in any  other line of industry.    The census^figures show  that the mineral products of the United States  s  amounted in June of last year to $556,988,450,  the greatest total ever reported for any country;  that there are 30,000 industrial mining establishments in the United States, employing 512,144  persons, paying in annual wages $212,409,809,  and engaging capital to the amount of $1,173,-  000,000. In other words, the mineral products  immediately available at that time amounted to  more than 50 percent of the capital invested in  mines. Since there is no possible doubt of the  accuracy of these figures, except that they-probably, understate,the. present situation, it is not a  matt er of surprise t hat invest ors recognize -pain-'  ing as a legitimate industry, and are anxious to  get on the track of mines and to associate themselves with mining men who understand the  business, and who apply to it the same sense  and the same" economy of management that are  applied to"other enterprises.  An  Artisl   That Would  Not IfiaggJe.  Every man has his price, though it is in the  case of renowned persons occasionally high.  No one understands; this better than Worth, the  Paris milliner, as any woman who wears his con-  feet ions can vouch for. There ' is a good story  told of how one misguided woman ventured to  remonstrate with the man milliner because he,  charged her $500 for address, which at first sight  seemed to ordinary people rather an expensive  gown.  "The material,"said the lady, "could be bought  for-$100, and surely the work of making up would  be well paid with $25 more."  "Madam," replied the outraged tailor in his  loftiest manner, "go to Constant, the painter,  aud say to him: 'Here is a canvas and colors,  value $1. Paint me a picture-on. that canvas  with these paints and I will pay you 33h cents.'  What will he answer? 'Madam, that is no payment for an artist.' No, but 1 say more.. If you  think my terms are too high, keep the dress and  pay me nothing. -Art does not descend to the  pettiness of haggling."  History does not record the lady's reply.  'TUc-Morning and   SSvciiing; to  tie 'Worked.  The Spokane. Review of the 19th says: "A. D.  Coplen of Latah, Washington, has gone to Trail  Greek district to look after several claims in  which he is interested, including the McGinty  and Jumbo, which are promising -copper and  gold properties. These claims have not yet been  developed to any great extent, but the ledge is  believed to be a* good one. From Trail Creek  mr. Coplen will go to Nelson, where he intends  to begin work on the -Morning and Evening  claims, in which a number of Spokane people  are interested, including E. E. Alexander. These  claims have been idle since last fall, when a-crown  trrant was secured for them."  B_ii������ii.sS_ lltKEEtor.  A bit of post mortem humor was brought: to  light recently, when the will of a well known  English doctor was read. In this document the-  doctor leaves his entire estate to his 2 sisters,  and concludes with a clause, containing this extraordinary language: "To my wife, as a recompense for deserting me aud leaving me in peace,  I expect my sister Elizabeth to make, her a gift  of 10 shillings, to buy her a handkerchiefpn which  she may weep after my decease."  ER ������������������'_ WELLS',  l*osf office  Store,   Nelson, -'_(.".���������.  AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL LINKS  OV  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  Landscape Photographers,  : ���������-WEST BAKER STREET,  NELSON.  Views of Nelson and  all  the most'interesting scenery in  British Columbia.  Dealers   in   Steel   Engravings,   Etchings,   Photo-  Gravures, Archetypes, etc.  Picture Mats and all kinds of Framing done to order.  NELSON, B, C. .:��������� ';',.   /  are now settled in  their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PEICES TO  SUIT THE TIMES  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:    Stanley Street.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public, etc.  Mining matters, collections, and all commercial business  attended to.   Conveyances, agreements, and other  documents drawn up.  Tolson  fi;uil4liii������             Kelson, 16. ���������.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  0IYIL ENGDIEEB, AND AE0HITE0T,  TO_,SON   K8TBSJ>I$������.  . .\'KB,S<I������N, K. t\ THE  MOTEE:    NELSON;   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY  25,   1891.  A-N.'-.'ODJMLY   marked '.iiixd.  A short time ago there was born in Helena,  Montana, a girl child,' which is perhaps as oddly  , marked as ever a human being was. On the left  side there is a representation of a railroad track,.  ;    running from .under-the arm-to: the hip.    About  half way between the -point of beginning and the  end the track takes a curve, running partly over  the chest.    Right in the center of this curve and  under the track, is the representation of a child's  laced shoe, with the laces showing plainly.    At  ���������  first only the nurse and doctor were aware of the  peculiarity.   When "preparing .to" bathe the baby,  for the first time the mother saw the picture.  Foi��������� a moment she was at a ,16ss to account for  it, but soon she remembered an -incident.in her  childhood, which had been forgotten for many  ������   years.    The mother, when 5.. years of age, lived  '.in'.Virginia,on a farm.    Several iniles from her  home was a rail way station, and often this child,  with her brothers and sisters, would go down to  see the train pass.   One day while playing along  the track the little one got her foot caught under  a  rail,   and while   thus   imprisoned   she  lieard  the  whistle  of   a  coming   train-.     She   was  so  badly frightened she could not cry out; but one  ,, of her sisters, noticing her predicament, rah out,  cut the lacejs of the shoe, and she escaped.  Speaking of the matter, the mother says she can recall  even just how the rail, with  her foot under if,  looked when she heard the whistle of the train,  but that it should have made such an impression  as to be transm itfed to her child, she can scarcely  realize.    This marked baby is the third born to ..  the lady, the others, having no marks whatever  upon them.  ��������� A Cosily &;i__e of Btiiecarnt.  ''Did you ever hear how the marquis de Oaux  lost Patti?" said a, Russian- gentleman who was  in Chicago a short time ago. "He lost her  through his passion for cards," he went on, "and  baccarat was the game.    No, he did not make a  bet of her; but her running off with Nicolini  was a result of tlie noble husband's gambling.  It was at St. Petersburg, where Patti was singing, that the rupture occurred. The marquis  ���������was.introduced at the Yacht Club, where high  play at baccarat was going on. Here, as at the  Jockey Club at Paris, a. visitor is given unlimited credit, the, member who introduces him being responsible. The marquis lost many thousands of francs more than he could raise next  day; so he took his wife's casket of jewels and  placed it in the hands of his creditors. These  were Russian officers. They at once returned  the'jewels to the diva, sending a note to the  effect that they could not accept as the spoils of  fortune the jewels which had been earned by a  woman. This disgusted Patti with her noble  marquis, andciit was immediately afterward that,  the world, heard that she had eloped with the  tenor."  A Uu.siness-llke Saiicide.  S. W.  Welborn, a sporting man, committed  suicide in Salt Lake City recently by means of  sulphate of morphine.    Among his effects was  the following letter:  "To the coroner and public in general: To  save all trouble and controversy as to the cause  and means of my sudden leaving this land of  catastrophes, where for me the case was always  in hock, I will say that my death is of my own  doing and premeditated, while in full possession  and control of all my faculties. Contrary to the  belief of a great many theorists on suicide, I  have arrived at the conclusion that my life is a  failure, and that the surest way to avoid further  disappointment and trouble is by the morphine  route, to the place where every-man,'gets a  square deal and the cards break even for square  men. I bear no ill-feeling to any one, and that  my associates will see that I am decently laid  away and that a notice of my death appears in  the St. Louis papers is my last request. Good by  to all. S. W. Welborn."  The deceased was 32 years old and a resident  of St. Louis, Missouri.  Poker not a &amc of OJiaucc.  A jury in the district court at Butte, Montana,  decided that poker was not a game of chance  but a game of skill. George Cooper was tried  for runuing a poker game without the gambling  license required for games of chance. He admitted running the game, but claimed that no  license was necessary for a poker game, and the  jury rendered a verdict of not guilty.  SBaggestive Figures..-������������������  The figures in the left hand column show the  debt per head for the Horn in ion of Canada for  the years given. Those in the right-hand colli rnirfoiMiie United States:  ' Canada.  1868....::........................ ..$22:47  1872 .......................Y 22.77  187(5 ..;.,........ 31.54  1880.;............,........:......... 36.17  1881..;.......... :....".....;.;: 39.55  1888;.. ������������������..'������������������........................... 47.17  18Si)    .......... 46.79  1S90............     47.51  1891, June.;............ ,..:.; 48.00  The total indebtedness of the "JD<  July was $257,500,000...,  United States.  $67.10  52.96  45.66  " ; 38.27  ;      ....'���������        25.90  16.94  15.12  . 14.63  14.00  > in in ion last  jaivs'es Mcdonald Sl go.  carry large lines of plain, medium,'and high-grade  furniture. , Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $6.50 to $500. Hotels furnished throughout. Office and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire, hair, and wool  mattresses in stock. Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points .will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Bros, pianos and Doherty organs.  JQSEPHSfME   .STREET,-;.NELSON.'.'  -n; hoover  still has a few more cases of CONDENSED MILK for sale.  Le Eoi Mining and  Smelting Company (xoreign).  Registered the'22nd'day of June, 1891.   -  CERTIFICATE  OF REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The Le  Roi Mining and Smelting Company" (Foreign), under the  "Companies Act."  The objects for which the said company is formed are:  To carry on the business of mining, milling, smelting and  reduction of ores of all kinds; to buy, sell-and deal i?i mines;  to buy, sell, lease or bond mines and mining properties, and  generally to deal in and handle mines and minerals of every  description within the United States..and' the province of  British Columbia, and to erect and maintain mills, smelters and all appliances for the reduction or handling of  metals and minerals, and to do all things necessary or  proper in connection with the foregoing objects, as aforesaid. ���������  The amount of capital stock of the said company is two  million five hundred thousand (2,500,000) dollars, divided  into live hundred thousand shares of the par value of live  (5) dollars each.  The time of the existence of the said company is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is_-located at  Trail, British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 22nd day of June, 1891, at the  city of Victoria, province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  The Lindsay Mercantile Company (foreign).  Registered the 24th day of June, 1891.  CERTIFICATE  OF  REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The  Lindsay Mercantile Company" (Foreign), under the "Companies Act."  The objects for which the said company is formed arc:  Generally to deal in all kinds of merchandise and securities; to buy and sell groceries, provisions, liquors, cigars,  tobaccos and to do a general retail and wholesale jobbing  business in groceries and agricultural products in all their  branches and details; to own, lease and improve such real  estate as may be necessary and proper for the carrying on  and carrying out the general purposes of this business; to  lease, sell or otherwise dispose of, in such manner as the  board of trustees may think tit, such real estate as it may  acquire; to borrow money for the purpose of this business  and to issue bonds, notes, bills or other evidences of indebtedness therefor, and to secure the same by pledges of its  property by mortgages or otherwise; to loan the money of  the corporation on such terms as the board of trustees may  deem expedient, and to accept and receive mortgages and  other securities therefore.  The amount of the capital stock of the said company is  fifty thousand (50,000) dollars, divided into five hundred  shares of one hundred (100) dollars each.  The time of the existence of the said company is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Ainsworth, British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 24th day of June, 1891, at the  city of Victoria, province of British Columbia.  C.  J.  LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  To H. J. Edson, Nelson, B. C���������Sir: I hereby notify you  that the partnership between us in the Merchants hotel in  this place is dissolved froiix this day.   Yours, etc.,  Nelson, B. C. July 13th, 1891. JOHN SINDAR.  Witness:- Arthur G. Smith.  The undersigned accepts the above notice, and agrees  to a dissolution of the firm of Edson & Sindar, now doing  business as hotel keepers at Nelson, B. C.  Nelson, B. C, July 13th, 1891. H. J. EDSON.'  NOTICE   OF-'ASSI'ONMI  Pursuant to the,"Creditors Trust Deed Act, 1890."  Notice is hereby given that Hadley J. Edson, of the firm  of Edson & Sindar, of the town of Nelson, in the province  of British Columbia, proprietors of the Merchants hotel,  has by deed assigned all tlie partnership property and  effects of said firm to George A. Bigelow, merchant, of the  town of Nelson, aforesaid, for the benefit of all the creditors. The said deed was executed by said Hadley J. Edson  on the 15th day of July, 1891, and bj~ the assignee on the  same day. GEORGE A. BIGELOW, assignee.  1    Nelson, July 18th, 1861.  NOTICE" TO .BALFOUR LOT HOLDERS.  The paymentson account of purchase money that ha\re  beenmade for those unimproved lots upon which the final  payments now overdue have not been paid by Tuesday,  June 23rd, will be forfeited and I shall resume possession  and resell the same. In fact you must either pay or clear;  you have paid your money and can now take yo\ir choice.  ���������-.���������������������������"' CHARLES WESTLY BUSK.  Balfour, June 10th, 1890. -  ..'MEETING.. ;-  The annual general meeting of the shareholders of the  Kootenay Lake Telephone Company, Limited, for the purpose of electing a board of directors and: transacting other  business, will be held at the company's office in Nelson, B.  C, on Monday, August 3rd, 1891, at 2 o'clock p. m.  J. E. WALSH, secretary.  Nelson, B. C., July 13th, 1891. _  ; TIMBER. - LEASES.   ~~~      ���������   ������  . '  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date, I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to lease the following described lands for  timber purposes : Commencing at a post on the east side  of the north fork of Kaslo creek, about 21- miles from the  mouth of north fork of same, in the West Kootenay district ; thence north lyO chains -thence west 20 chains ; thence  north 40 chains; thence west 20 chains; thence north 40  chains; thence west 20 chains; thence north 40 chains;  thence west 20 chains; thence north 20 chains; thence west  40 chains; thenoe .south.'60 chains; thence east 20 chains;  thence south 40 chains;'thence east 20 chains; thence south  40 chains; thence east 20 chains; thence south 220 chains;'  thence east 60 chains; thence north 160 chains, to initial  post; containing 1440 acres, more or less.  GEORGE T. KANE, for Alex. Ewen.  Nelson, B.C., July 8th, 1891. . :-'-'���������."������������������'  .Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date, lin-  ' fend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to lease the following described lands for  timber purposes: Commencing at a post at the southeast  corner of G. T. Kane's application to purchase, viz., lot 209;  thence west 1 mile; thence south 2 miles; thence east, 1 mile,  more or less, to tlie shore of Kootenay lake; thence north,  following the high water mark of Kootenay lake, to initial  post; containing 1-80 acres, more or less. Commencing at  a post about 2 iniles north west of the mouth of-Kaslo creek;  thence west 1 mile; thence south !_- miles; thence east 1  mile; thence north l-_-miles, to initial post; containing 960  acres, more or less.  GEORGE  T. KANE, for Alex. Ewen.  Ainsworth, May 1, 1891.   i. 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 a tract of land described as follows : Beginning at a stake situate about three miles from  the south end of Kootenay lake, on the east side of the  . valley"; thence north 80 chains; thence east SO chains;  thence south 80 chains, more or less, to the shore; thence  west alon_: said shore to the place of beginning; containing  640 acres, more or less. G. O. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, B. C, June 20th, 1S91. -..:'���������   "       '    "     ~~~~LAND   NOTICES. .  Notice is hereby given that sixty (00),days after date  I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase a tract of land described  as follows : ' ��������� . ^  Beginning at a post mari I NT. W. corner post placed on  the south shore of Trout lake about 20 chains west of the  outlet of said lake, thence south 40 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence north to the Lardeaux river, thence west,  following the meanderings of the shores of the Lardeaux  river and Trout lake to the iilace of beginning, containing  160 acres more or less. ��������� "    ROBERT F. GREEN.  Ainsworth, 10th June, 1891. __^_'_ _������������������_  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date we  intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase a tract of land described  as follows:  Beginning at a post niarked N. W. corner post on the  west shore of Kootenay lake about three miles south of tlie  mouth of the Lardeaux river, thence south 40 chains,  thence east to the shore of the lake, thence following the  meanderings of the shore to the place of beginning,"* containing 160 acres, more or less.  Ainsworth, B. C, June ls(, 1891.   Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date, we intend to apply'to the chief commissioner of land and works  for permission to purchase the folio wing described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post on slough bank west of the mouth  of Duck creek, and about eight miles from the south end  of Kootenay lake; thence running north 40 chains; thence  east 80 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence westerly following the shore of the slough to the commencement post;  containing 320 acres, more or less.  T. .1. DA VIES.  G. B. NAGLE.  Balfour, B. C, June 27th, 1891.  T. G. PROCTER,  F. H. FLINT,  pryce Mcdonald,  r. s. gallop.  I"  V  BBMMMMIM^^  liMa������a__Wi__my^^  iun__i������wttji mMyMd_wHii������wwj������M' THE   MINEE,:    NELSON,   B.   0���������   SATUEDAY,   JULY 25,  1891.  DO NOT USE POOR MATERIAL  in buildings -when first-class  SViOLDINGS,  arc for sale in any quantity by the  [ILL  CO.  Yard:   At .end. of Flume In  Nelson,  >II1I:   Two  ^liles  South  of Xclsoii.  Builders concede that  the lumber from, our inill is ALL  OF FIliSrr-CLASS FINISH, both in tlie rough and  ��������� dressed.   Parties ordering any of the above  material from us will have the same  delivered   promptly   in   any  part of Nelson.  cut and run down the lumber flume, and sold  at low prices.  Nelson, January loth.  es-saywn  MANUFACTURERS  OK  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PEICE LIST  (DELIVERED   AT NELSON,   ATNSWORTH,   OR   BALFOUii).  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M   No. 2 "        6 inch, "   No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch, "   No. 2        "       0 inch, "   Rustic, ���������> ���������'  Select clear, DD, "    ........  No. 1 common, D,  dj>,     "   ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;.;;  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot   ...  __<>i;<;ii.  No. 1 common, per M   No. 2        " "          ..  Culls, "    .  Shingles, "       ..'.  MOLDINGS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot  2^@10c  Mills at Pilot 35ay, Kootenay Lake.  ������32 00  27 00  32 00  27 00  27 00  40 00  25 00  27 00  10  .... $20 00  15 00  ....    12 00  ....      4 50  Geo. G-. Bushby,  Manager  It. F.-PERRY, Agent at Nelson.  BltESfNEJR  *fe WrATSO!V, Agents at Ainsworth.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber��������� good, bad, and indifferent-- on  hand or made to order.  a. 0. BXJGHAMAN.  MEW . ON , HIS. : OIAGINATION.  C F. Williamson, who is a partner of Charley  Olson's iii the hotel business at Ainsworth, writes  an occasional letter to the Butte Inter Mountain,  in which he does not fail to properly picture the  mineral resources of the Kootenay Lake country. Mr. Williamson's letters are readable, but  in making them readable he sometimes draws  on his imagination for facts,- as the following  extract fi'om his latest goes to show:  "Dominion  Day and  the Fourth of July, the  natal days of the two.-countries, were celebrated  here in great style, Americans and Canadians  mingling together in  the friendliest of spirits.  An   excursion  came up from Nelson   to   Ainsworth, and when the decorated steamer,  with  barge in tow loaded with excursionists, arrived  the excitement was at its height.    Flags of both  nations  were displayed  from   every  housetop,  and 20 shots were fired on  the rocky shore Gf,  Kootenay   lake,   welcoming   the   excursionists  from  the sister  city.     As  the  steamer  slowly  steamed   up to  the  landing  the  Nelson   brass  band struck up "Yankee Doodle," and the great  throng on  shore replied  by giving-3 cheers for  George Washington.   The procession headed by  the, INIelson band filed up the street to the Vancouver house, from the balcony .of which a uiost  fitting speech for the occasion was delivered by  mi-. Houston^editor and manager of the Nelson  Miner.     A sumptuous repast was served at the  Vancouver, house, and  it  goes without saying  that the guests partook of all the delicacies, from  mountain trout  to bacon, for which the Kootenay Lake country is so famed.    The excursionists returned to Nelson in the evening, all feeling  satisfied that the first celeb rat ion' here of the 2  natal days marked a most  important epoch in  the historv of the Lake country."  How a  Granger ������ot the   BSe.'st of  a   ISilliarri   Sharp.  The Milwaukee Sentinel prints some good billiard stories told in that city recently by Jake  Schaeferand Carter, the experts. "Only one  man ever got the best of me, and that was an  old gentleman from Wisconsin," said Carter. "I  met him in a billiard hall at Chicago, and he  proposed that we play a game.    I  was to triple  discount him. We played one game in which I  fooled along and let him beat me quite badly.  Then he proposed that we play for #10 a game.  I was a. little surprised at the old fellow's nerve,  but I said all "right, and we played. I 'thought'  to myself, now, I'll just 'railroad' this old feliow  along, lex him win the first game and see what  he will want to play the next one for. So 1  threw off and let him win. As he made, his last  shot he threw his cue down, took the money  from the stakeholder and started off. 'Hold on!'  I said to him, 'come back and we will play some,  more.' 'Oh, no,' he said, T never play you professionals more thau one game. I guess you are  the sucker' this time,' and he walked away  chuckling, while the crowd gave me the laugh."  May  the  Lord   Hasten  the   Day.  It would be a good thing for the province if  the following is based oh facts. The sooner the  Dunsmuir's cease to be employers of labor, the  sooner will permanent prosperity reign in the  coalmining towns on Vancouver island :  Nanaimo  Free  Press:     Again   is  the   rumor  current that Dunsmuir <fe Sons have sold, or are  about   to  sell,   the   entire   Wellington   colliery  property to an English syndicate,    it is further  stated that the syndicate have experts now at  Wellington  taking  stock  of the seams of coal,  the   hoisting rnachinery,  the  rolling stock, the  wharves and   bunkers, and  the   real  property.  These gentlemen are certainly making a minute  and exhaustive examination of all the surroundings of the  Wellington colliery property, even  to measuring the heights of the coal, the length  of the railways and wharves, and the capacity  of  the   machinery.     The   Dunsmuirs   make no   j  secret   of  their  willingness   to   dispose  of   the   j  property at a suitable price.  Records of  the  Fastest  Mile.  The fastest mile run  by a railroad train   was  made in 50J seconds.    The fastest mile made in  rowing in a single boat took 5 minutes and 1 sec  ond. The fastest mile ever made by a running  horse was run in 1 minute 35������ seconds. The  fastest mile by a man on a tricycle was made in  2 minutes 49 2-5 seconds. The fastest time oh  snowshp.es for a mile is recorded as 5 minutes  39| seconds. The best time for a mile by a man  on a bicycle is recorded as 2 minutes 25 3-5 seconds. The fastest mile ever made by a man  swimming was done in 26 minutes 52 seconds.  The fastest in ile ever accomplished by a man  walking was made in 0 minutes 23 seconds. In  running, the fastest mile made by a man was accomplished in 4 minutes 12_ seconds.  Rank Failure  at Colville.  Kettle Falls Pioneer, 16th: The iStevens  County bank at Colville suspended last Saturday, under an assignment by B. P. Moore to  John JB. Slater.     The total assets are estimated  at $32,000, including real estate, not now saleable except at a sacrifice. The amount due depositors is .-.about $11,000, and mr. Moore is said  to owe his father $5000. . He was relying oh senator Jones of I^evada for $10,000' that never;  came. William J. Calbraith has brought suit  by attachment for $2200, on the ground that  Moore had no legal authority to make the assignment. Other suits will follow. Bad management is assigned as the cause of the failure,  but "major" Moore's conduct in leaving town  Monday, in an unusual manner,dias occasioned ,  some harsh criticism. *  BUILDERS.  Will con tract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on lime.  SE___.SC3isT_������]3D '_L_ TJT UVCIB __]_=_  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  (Successors to R. J. Hilts & Co.)  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine and Bluff sts.  PIONEER  PAINTER   AND   DECORATOR.  Address :    Nelson Hotel.  BRI0K AM STONE MASON,  PLASTEEEE.  Will contract to do brick and stone work, also plastering  and ealcimining.    Leave orders at .1. Fred Hume & Go's",  and 11 East Vernon street, Nelson, B. C.  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished   and estimates given on  application.  Agents for the sale of LIM E.  Address all .communications to Kelson, B. G.  ARCHITECT,  CONTEACTOE   AM)   BUILDEE,  A INS WORTH,   IS. 4).  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings. THE  MIrJEE,:    NELSOT,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY  25,  1891.  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, AH 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.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates.   Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  ��������� .- .in stock/- ���������  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name.    Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber,"  "Veritas," "Citizen," etc.,  etc.,,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  The lead ore schedule of the McKinley-tariff-  bill, closed the United States as a market for the  lead ores of British Columbia.    Since the going  into effect of that bill, the mine owners of this  province have been looking around for a market  for the product of their in in es.    They find that  the demand of the Canadian markets is so small  that one  mine  in Hot Springs district  would  alone furnish the supply, and they have about  come to the conclusion that the only hope for  them   is to  regain  the markets of the  United  States   by  means  of  reciprocal arrangements.  They    claim,    that   as     the     lead    mines    of  Canada   are    owned    largely   by   Americans,  who   principally  employ  American   labor  and  use  mining   machinery   manufactured   in   the  United States, that they should be placed on a  different footing 'with the mine owners of Old  Mexico, who are generally Europeans, and who  employ   none  other  than   cheap   native   labor.  Lead cannot be produced cheaper in British Columbia than in the adjacent states of Idaho and  Montana, and not as cheaply as it is produced  in  Colorado and Missouri.    The natural outlet  for the ores of this province is to the south, and  the  product   of*our  mines   would   be  of   great  value to the smelters that  require ores that will  mix with the dry ores of their immediate neighborhoods.    The authorities at Ottawa should be  furnished with reliable data and statistics, so as  to   be able to present  the case intelligently at  the  conference  to   be   held   in   Washington   in  October.   A writer in  the Spokane Review attempts to  refute the statements made by The Miner, that  silver should be on a parity with gold as money,  and that the United States should take the lead  in restoring the white metal to the position it  held   before  being   degraded   by congressional  legislation.    The writer states that "silver can-  " not measure the value of anything, any more  " than paper, unless it is remonetized in all the  "civilized   nations."   Silver is  on  an   equality  with gold today in half the commercial world,  and were it not for the  manipulations of the  money   lenders  in   London,   Berlin,   and  New  York, it would  today be on  an equality  with  gold in the other half.    The same arguments are  now used in the United States by the goldites  that were used by the same class in the same  country 15 years ago, when specie resumption  was a live question.    They predicted financial  ruin should an attempt be made to resume specie  payments   unless  the  specie on  deposit in the  United   States    treasury   and    sub - treasuries  equalled the amount of paper money in circulation.    Their predictions were mere vaporings,  as the result proved.    That their predictions in  regard to the free coinage of silver would surely  be proved mere vaporings should a free coinage  bill become law in the United States is evidenced  by the fact that the price of silver rose from 91  cents to $1.21 on the passage last year of a law  that was but a halfway measure.  The commerce of the world is increasing each  year, which neccessarily creates a demand for  more money. If it is necessary to have a circulating medium based on coin, if certainly is not  fair to have it based oh gold alone, a metal that  is becoming scarcer each -year'; for the natural  result of gold becoming scarcer is an enhancement of its value, and whoever buys it must pay  dear for it, whether the commodity traded be  grain, cattle, cotton, or silver.  The press of Canada is never tired of drawing  unfavorable comparisons as between the officeholders of the United States and those of Canada. The former are always described as corrupt, a natural result of the elective system in  vogue in the republic. But, if reports from Ottawa are half-true, some of these corrupt officials  have gained a footing in the Dominion. With  a minister of public works on the rack, charged  with accepting bribes from contractors; wTith a  post master-general charged with keeping h is  mistresses on the pay-roll of his department for  years without rendering services; with a superintendent of public printing an absconder because of peculation; with a chief engineer of  the public works department a confessed bribetaker; with a deputy head of the interior de- '���������  partment on the ragged edge for irregularities,  and'-the'secretary of'v the same department dismissed for crookedness, it would seem that Ottawa, not Washington, is the headquarters of  dishonest, and corrupt officials.  The Toronto Globe publishes the full text of  sir John A. Macdonald's will.There is a. clause  in it which has been suppressed in the versions  given to the public by his friends, namely, that  in which he bequeathes "any shares of the capital stock of the Canadian Pacific railway whereof I may die possessed, and whether standing in  my name or that of any other person for my  benefit.";. Editorially the Globe says: "It is ob-  " vious that his (sir John's) Canadian Pacific can-  "not have formed part of the. proceeds of the  " testimonial presented to lady Macdonald and  "invested in her name, for in that event sir John  "would not be enabled to dispose of it by his  " will. Would it not be well for the executors  "to clear up the matter and explain why they  "have concealed the existence of this property,  "from the knowledge of the public? If such is  "the case they can't be too explicit; we are not  "suggesting that deceased acquired the stock in  "question by wrongful means, but we are simply  "asking for light upon the subject, which his  "admirers must wish to see illumined to the  "fullest extent."   Nina Van Zandt, the Chicago girl who made  herself notorious, in 1886, by a proxy marriage  to a man condemned to be hung, has already  forgotten her dead Anarchist husband, August  Spies, and gone and married an Italian. The  dispatches do not state whether the new husband is one of the rank and file or a leader of  the Mafia, the Italian murder society.  How long since is it that mr. Van Horn made j  the statement that the Canadian Pacific would ;  not use its influence to defeat legislation grant- j  ing charters to railways that would be of benefit I  to Canada? Yet, notwithstanding he did make  such a statement, his company had influence  enough to defeat the passage of a bill that would  have  allowed  the  building  of a  railway  that  would have benefitted the people of southern  Alberta and southern British Columbia. Has  mr. Van Horn lost his influence with his company, or does he consider the people of the above  sections of Canada citizens of a foreign country?  Like all managers of great railway corporations,  iriiv Van Horn believes that the end justifies the  'means,' and- never hesitates to utter a bald-  headed lie, if by uttering it his company gains a  point.  .- -. '-_  .       .-.-.���������.," ������������������;.-.'���������'. -;��������� ���������';���������"  The fore part of this month', the British Columbia Southern Railway bill was up before the;  rail way..committee of the house at Ottawa, and  was opposed by every influence that the Canadian Pacific could bring to .bear..   The friends of  the bill even went so far as to agree to hand oyer  all the rig-hts obtained under the bill to the Canadian Pacific if the  latter would only   agree to  build' the road at once.    This offer-.was met with  the answer:   "We intend  to .build' through the  "Crow's Nest pass ourselves, but are not ready  "yet. 'We" intend to take our own time in build-  " ing the  road, and do   not propose to let any  "other company build ahead of  us."    The influence of the Canadian Pacific was paramount,  and the, legislation asked  for was denied.    How  long are the people of Canada to be dominated  by','a- corporation'-whose  stockholders   are   certainly not Canadians and  whose  manager is a,  foreigner* by birth?   Just as long as they elect  creatures of that corporation to represem thenr  in their legislative assemblies.  The Canadian Pacific does not confine itself, to  thwarting men who wish to build railways in  Canada. It even gets down to such small business as opposing the 'making., of--'public improve-'  ments at small towns on its line of road. The  influence of its officials in British Columbia has  been brought, to bear to prevent the-local"'government building a wharf a.f Nelson, so that the  people of the town and of the whole lake country would be in a. measure independent of its  branch road that begins on the Columbia and  ends at a mud fiat near Nelson. The provincial,  erovernnient either does not understand the sit-  nation or is completely in the 'power ,of the  brother'of Canada's premier, who happens to be  general superintendent of the Pacific division of  the Canadian Pacific.     Which is it?  It even goes further in its smallness. It does  its utmost to paralyze all local enterprises, unless  officials of the road are in some way interested  in the enterprises. It does this by threatening  opposition or by giving discriminating freight  rates. It subordinates its legitimate business of  a common carrier to attempts to ruin towns and  cities in which it has no real estate interests.  Instead of the Canadian Pacific being a factor  for good, the policy pursued by its officials is  making it hated by every decent man in the  province. ,   The people of Nelson should take steps to ait  once secure the incorporation of the town. Until it is incorporated, needed public improvements will not be made. If not incorporated  within the next month or two, all hopes for its  immediate incorporation may be abandoned, as  the railway company will then be in a position  to defeat any attempt made in that direction..  The size of The Miner has been increased, by  the addition of 4 pages, merely to induce the  boys to renew t heir subscriptions. Terms at top  of first column on this page. New subscribers  will be allowed the same privilege as will be  granted old ones, that is, paying in advance.  mmmmmms/^mwms^^smmmmmm^i^m^m^wmm^^mm^mmmmm!  BSI{B_������K__^^  ���������it_W__^_H_M������lii������iJ������iuu)iu THE  MINEE:    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY  25,  1891.  Dealers in Dry G-Qods,G-roceries, Provisions, Can^  TKe stock is Ml and comDlete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  ������������������.-���������������������������'��������� '.-'."  '"'���������������������������      and compare Prices. ��������� "������������������"���������.',,.  Main Street, REYELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  MIXB-KAL CLAIMS. JfcEC������.RI>E������ ANO  TRAXSFERREI*  AT   NELSON,  TOAD   MOUNTAIN    DISTRICT.  Wednesday, July loth.-���������The Brown Bear, situate on the  east slope of Toad mountain, 2_- miles southeast from the  Silver King; Benjamin Swan locator.  Thursday, July 16th.���������The Mayflower, situate i mile  southeast of Poorman mill; Gilbert H. Gladwin locator.  Saturday, July, 18th.���������The Belleville, situate 1 mile  above Ward's crossing; Nels Hanson locator. Re-record  of the Forest claim in favor of John R. Cook, J. F. Ward,  J. E. Boss, and others. Re-record of the Newmarket in  favor of John R. Cook, J.,F. Ward, J. E. Boss, and others.  Monday, July 20th.���������The Transit, situate on the east  slope of Toad mountain, 2\ miles southvof Davys's sawmill;  A. E. Hodgins, David B. Bogle, and H. P. Jackson locators.  Wednesday, July 22nd.���������The Martin, situate on west  branch of, Giveout creek, being south extension of the  GroundHog claim; Donald McLochlan locator.  Thursday, July 23rd.���������Re-record of Union Jack claim in  favorof James Durkin, j; H. Young, and Guy Haines.  BILLS OF SALE.  Saturday, July 18th.���������W. H. Schwerdfeger to Nels Nelson, \ interest in the Viking claim, situate on the south  side of Kootenay river, & mile west of Ward's crossing;  consideration $50.  Tuesday, July 21st.���������Benjamin Swan to David B. Bogle,  \ interest in the Brown Bear, situate on the east slope of  Toad mountain ; consideration $50.  AT AINSWORTH, HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT.  Friday, July 17th.���������The Shasta, situate on the south fork  of Cedar creek, about i of a mile west of and running parallel with the Number One; Lee W. Parkisonlocator, the  Vesuvius, situate about 3 miles west of Kootenay lake and  adjoining the northeast side line of the Delia; W. H.  Franklin locator. The Justice, situate on Woodberry  creek, about 1 mile west of Kootenay lake, and running  parallel with the north side line of the Pearl; Julius  Lauzon, E. Kingen, and W. P. Wakefield locators.  Monday, July 20th.���������The Summit, situate about 2 miles  west of Kootenay lake and about ������ of a mile west of the  Gallagher; Charles Ro_siter and 0. 0. Con nap locators.  Wednesday, July 22nd���������The Cavendish, situate on the  west shore of Kootenay lake, about 1 mile south of Ainsworth ; Revelstoke Mining Company locator.  BILLS OF SALE.  Thursday, July 16th.���������Ernest Harrop to John H. Fink, i  interest in the Ellen ; consideration $300.  Wednesday, July 22nd.���������Grant H. McKean  to Francis  W. Flint, ������ interest in the Snowbank; consideration $50.  4 ���������.pla_ii  E&avies Has Another Harrow  Escape.  For the length .of time he has followed a seafaring life, no man has experienced as many  narrow  escapes from  a  watery grave as T. J.  Davies, captain of the staunch steam launch  Midge. Time and again he has been caught in  storms on Kootenay lake, but he always arrived  at some port smiliug as pleasantly as if just returned from a hunting trip on which he had  bagged a brace of rabbits and a dozen or two of  partridges. On his last trip down from the Lardeaux, a piston-rod of the boat's engine, through  a mishap, became so bent that the engine would  not work. Being a mile or more from shore and  a storm coming up, the captain was in a quandry  as to what to do. He hadnt an oar aboard; not  even a board from which he could fashion a paddle. But being a man of resources, he bethought  himself of the axe with which he splits wood.  Trying it for a paddle, he found that headway  could be made. He finally reached the shore,  managed to straighten the piston-rod on a rock,  and reached Ainsworth the next day, smiling  as usual.  Will he Ready Mext  Week.  The steamer Nelson is rapidly nearing completion and will undoubtedly be finished some time  next week.   During the past week the pilot-house  has been completed, the smoke-stack put up,  and the wheel covered. Carpenters are now  finishing the interior and painters are busily engaged in putting the boat in proper colors. The  dining-room and ladies cabins will be in white,  the boiler deck in prussian blue, and the engineer's room will be grained, while outside of the  eaves on the upper deck the color will be paris  green. The officers so far appointed for the  steamer are: Captain, D. C. McMorris; mate,  William Simmons; pilot, August Manenteau.  Captain McMorris left Nelson yesterday on the  Galena, to learn the Kootenay as far up as Bonner's Ferry. The first trip of the new ooat will  be to Ainsworth, the company announcing an  excursion to that town at the low rate of $1 for  the round trip.  ������. F. Teetzel & Co.  DEALERS  IN  CHEMICALS,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTBCLES, ETC.  WHOLESALE     BfcEALERS ���������" IS     .���������I������AItS.      RAY!W������ftn>  SEWIXtt    MAt'JIINES   IX   STW'-ft.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  PIONEER DRUG STOEE,  ,.   AINSWORTH, ���������_..'������;.  Drugs and Medicines, Wall Paper, Paints and Oils,  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc.  G-EO. E. H. ELLIS, E.G.S.  MINING   ENGINEER   AND   CHEMIST,  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," the "Iron Ores of  the World," etc.; expert in the "Bluebird  Mining Suit" (Butte City);  NELSON, IS.' C.  Will examine and report on, or superintend the development of, mining properties in West Kootenay; advises on the treatment of ores, and furnishes specifications of mining, milling, and smelting plants.  ASSAY ���������HAI-���������_KS : Gold, silver, or lead, $1.50 each.  Gold and silver, or lead and silver, $2. Copper, $2.50.  Silver and copper, $3. Gold, silver, and lead, $3. Gold,  silver, and copper, $4- ; and so on.  George C. Hunt  J. Dover  Josephine Street,  Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturing Jewelers  for the Trade.  DEALERS IN   -1  [DIAMONDS  SILVERWARE  CLOCKS  JEWELRY  AND ALL  FINE WATCHES  Carefully   Repaired   and   Satisfaction   4_imranteed.  and  All Orders by Mail  B������rompt!y  Attended  to.  No. 1 Houston & Ink Building, Josephine Street.  Branch Store at Donald, B. 0.  LB _SB_ B ___? __.     S    _r^_H_H  (I.ate Assayer for the Anaconda Company, Butte, Montana.)  ASSAYER and CHEMIST,  AINSWORTH,   K. ���������.  Assay Charges.���������Gold, silver, or lead, $1.50 each.   Gold  and silver or lead and silver, $2.   Copper, $2.50.   Silver and  opper, $3.   Gold, silver, and lead, $3.    Gold, silver, and  copper, $3.50.  AINSWORTH,  B. C.  Gold, silver, or lead, $1.50 each. Gold and silver or lead  and silver, $2. Gold, silver, and lead, $3. Copper, $2.50.  Silver and copper, $3. Gold, silver, and copper, $3.50. All  copper assays by electrolysis.  i__v_____M__t_K^ WWRW-, qS'SFH'Hi-JW",  *%&&%&$& KTjHSS^KESFS  ������_ui������uninni  'i.*^.' V<������t'l.'*4^"������'' ^^-''''T'T^rTTr^VT'?:?^"^^^  y  WR  SIS^  3_"3^l  TO^ftVUiti  _55  flWP  4, n i  HtadPfeSt  ^TOIS 8  ,THE.vMfflER;    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   JULY 25,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON,  B. C.  H.   &   T.   MA DDE  I 'ropriotors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with  a frontage  cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T _E_C ___      .TABLE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under tlie immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden,, a caterer of large experience.  THE BAR -IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  ^m spina m  Corner "West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TWO-STORY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE   TABLE   IS   NOT  SI  S3 ED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-E00M IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIG-AES  AND THE FINEST BEANDS OF LIQUOES.  B..CJRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  BALFOUK.' B. ���������.  TLINT & GALLOP, Proprietors.  The BALFOUR commands a line view of the Outlet and  Lake, and will be kept second to no hotel in  Hot Springs district.  Balfour is easily accessible to the mines in  Hot Springs  district, and is in the center of a large area of mineral country not yet prospected.   It is also  within easy distance of the Kootenay  Lake and Pilot Bay sawmills.  ALL   TUB   B4>������3   tt<>   TO  No. 15 Baker Street,  when they are looking for fun.   The best of wines,  liquors, and cigars always on hand.  -INTEGRITY   OF ;QUAJ_ITY.  Probably 'it is of as much importance to know  how to retain a market asto know how to get it.  Integrity in quality of goods is indispensable.  Not many years ago English  manufacturers  of   cotton   goods  came,.near  ruining  valuable  markets for such goods in the east, by sending  to these markets miserable, sleazy, light-weight  goods loaded with size to give them  artificial  weight arid' the appearance of better cloth.  These markets have, never been the same to  them since. Lost confidence is not easily restored. If, as a celebrated English statesman  once remarked, "confidence is a plant of slow  growth," it is certainly also a hairol plant to  nurse back into vigorous life when its roots-have  been cut by commercial deceit. A ease in point  occurs to us.    ' . '.:" '  The   late    B.   T.   Babbitt,   the. famous   and  wealthy manufacturer of soap, established  his  business on the basis of strict commercial integrity, and his name was always honored among  New York merchants.     Some twenty yen rs before his death, he made the European tour, leaving at the head of his business a young man,of  great energy and executive ability, but, as the  sequel will show, of rather elastic principles.    It  was arranged with his deputy that  in addition  to his regular salary he might have during mr.  Babbitt's   absence  a   certain   share of   all   the  profits of the business, whereupon immediately,  as soon as the chief was out of sight, he put into  practice a scheme of adulteration  of the soap  without,   a   corresponding   reduction  of .price."  The soap selling freely, upon the strength of its  former reputation, the. immediate: returns were  large, and the profits(P) divided  unto the^enterprising  schemer  from   this  selling  out  of   his  chief's business were,   before  mr;..Babbitt's  return,   enough  to .enable  the  trusted  agent   to.  retire with   sufficient capital  to start and cou-  duct a large'manufacturing' business of his own.  In   narrating   to   the Writer  this  disagreeable  episode   not   many  years, after its  occurrence,  mr. Babbitt said it cost him nearly a quarter of  a '.million of dollars to remedy the injury to his  business thus effected by a, few months of sha.rp  practice.'    He sent to his customers, all over the  United States, letters requesting a return of the  inferior goods, which he replaced with, those of  standard quality, and  by a judicious  but enormous expenditure in  advertising-gradually- recovered the lost trade.  k  The   Pinest Hotel in  Toad   Mountain  District."  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets.  iVEJLSO.V. IS. C.  EY,  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building find furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.    The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  iJi  Mutton  Slreet,  AIXSWOIETAI,   ii. 4\  JOSIAH BROWN  . PROPRIETOR  (Formerly of Virginia, Nevada.)  The only short-order house in Hot Springs district.  Porterhouse and tenderloin steaks a specialty.  Meals at all hours.  THE  Kootenay Safe Deposit Co.  XELSOX,  IS. ���������.,  transacts a general banking business at No. 6 Houston &  Ink building. C. TAYLOR, Manager.  O Jl? _E_ _____  EAST  VEKSOX''STJEB-KT, 'WEAK JIAXL.  .������������������ .THE-. GRAND     .;v. -",."���������'  will be oonlluoted in good sty%b  ...- '��������� ������������������������������������:��������� :.���������������������������:'.'��������� '���������:''-'.'���������'::and; as  it fronts on the outlet  it is one of the  best sittjated hotels in nelson.  :THE DINING-ROOM IS NOT  ���������.',,.--'-':.'.' ���������'.''���������    SURPASSED'' .:.':: ���������:.','.  BY THAT OF ANY HOTEL ON THE LAKE  ,: AND THE BAR WILL    .     .: .' ���������:������  1  ALWAYS   BE   STOCKED   WITH    CHOICE  LIQUORS AND GIGARg.  N  &  BLOSV1BERG,  PROPRIETORS.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  '-��������������������������� ���������      '.- &��������� _������������������..-  ��������� ���������   . iVELSOiV.  ES.���������.   .."  PROPRIETOR.  THE  HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  TH������   ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE   TABLE  is  acknowledged   the best-  in the mountains.  T_E_  _B A   \rj>  is stocked .with  the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons' ,  celebrated brands.  East Raker Street, .Sclsoii,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district.  and is the head quarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  ��������� ..initio Kootenay Lake country.-  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  JMALOSE  A'  ������I_A_EK i'_gO'l������_lIETOJtS  TRAIL,   IS. 1'.  TOPPING & IT ANN A Proprietors  Ciood  Table-; Good ISeds: Hyas-���������losc. Liquors*.  F-&&  'BBS  _   ]>**'I'll"     _wtk  X?  W__������LI���������.11*111 UUW  _g-_i _lfM___,UU lU'LIIHHI 11 THE  MINEE:;���������;.. MLSQ'_T'i.:'-B..i0.i-- SATUEDAY,  JULY  25,   1891.  W.  J.  WILSON.  W. PERDUE.  PROPRIETORS' OF   -AT .v.-  NELSON AND AINSWOETH,  Will contract to supply mining companies aud steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country..  -."."���������       "'.".-.. : AT-NELSON,   .,  where saddle and pack animals can always-be hired, and  .      teams obtained for job teaming-.  '.���������'_M:^Ai_E_:__]    OdlTTEAQTS  with merchants for hauling  freight to or from  railroad  depot and steamboat wharf.  NELSON  OEFICE   AND  MARKET,  fa.  PROPRIETOR  OF  THE  r~E  ~\j  Ward 'Street,   rear  tiioveriBissesst  _������__ILg������fi_i*>',  NELSON, B. C.  rasa f_, ps gi. a k'jetj s=sk>> &*>> ������-_ a   /s  c-yss  -i___VlNk.R  &��������� WmI  PACK A  ABSSWOSETES, 13. i\  r_  Q  l.* ^_>/\i_jl/S_.__..'H  FOR   HIRE  __���������(  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.  to and from mine;-; in Hot Springs district.  ALL   TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Aji'enJs     Sor    S&a viea-Sayward-   SawsssiS!     <'������������___s>������ibb.v's  Lumber,   SB o ids ���������������������'.*������,   and   SSiaii^-les.  Just arrived at Robson's bakery a car-load of Ogilvie  flour. To insure rendy sale, it will be offered at a low  price. For sale at bakery on Bluff street and at Robson\s  store on West Baker street.  Will undertake any work or contract in-which pack animals or teams can be used.    Will furnish  SADDLE AND PAGE ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mou stain, district.  WILL   GOffTEAOT   TO   OiEEY  PASSENG-EES  I  and bag-gage to and from hotels ;  also, freight-  to a,nd from-'steamboat wharves'and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO..GRADE LOTS  IN  NELSON.-  .Slove  astrf  C'ordwood   for Sale.  I>OMIXI������N    VOTERS'   LIST.  The Abbott goverrimeritV^.dominated^as���������it is  by the Canadian Pacific railway, cannot remain  long in power. Its defeat would, of course, be  followed by another general election. In that  case it is the duty of every citizen, entitled to  vote, to see that his name is on the Dominion  voters' list. If in doubt as to whether your  name isI, on the list, send it in anyway. Mr.  justice Walkem at Kamloops will place your  name on the list, if not already on. At the next  election the voters of Yale-Kootenav district  should return a man to the Dominion house who  has a little more backbone and a little more in-  .-.dependence than the present member, John  Andrew Mara, of Kamloops. The following  shows who are entitled to be placed on the list:  After June 1st the revising1 officer takes the lists  now in force arid by means of the assessment,  rolls of last vear and other information, ob-  tained, makes up the list of those .who should  be added. At the, same time he ascertains, by  all means possible, those ..now on the list whose  .names ought to be removed, and makes a list of  thoseproposed to be struck off. Up to the 1st  of August,' any 'person- having the proper qualification may. apply bytaffidavit to be put on, setting forth in his affidavit any one of the, grounds  upon which he is entitled to be added to the list.  These grounds are briefly as follows:  1. Owner of ceal estate���������In a city this is $300;  .in towns, $200; in villages or country sections,  $150. v o  '   2. ' Tenant���������The  rental  must   be  at   least  $2  monthly, $0 quarterly, or $20 yearly.  3. Occupant���������Theiiccupant itinst have been a,  bona fide occupant, for. one.year prior to appli-  ca I ion, of rea 1 property of the value of $300 in  cities; $200 in towns, or $150 elsewhere.  4. Income���������Applicant must be a resident in  electoral district aud -derive an income of at  least $300 a. year earnings in money or money's  worth, or from some profession, calling, trade  or investment, in Canada, or has so derived such  income, and been a resident of Canada for one  year next before being -placed upon the lists.  5. Farmer's son���������Applicant 'must have resided  with his fat iter one year before being put on the  list, and as many sons may be put on as the  value of the father's property will admit, allowing each son the same amount as entitles the  father to be put on.  6. Owner's son���������Applicant must be the son of  an owner of real estate other than a farm, and  the father's '-property must be sufficient to give  each son applying a qualification equal to that  required of an owner. For example: In country  districts, if an owner's property is valued as $750,  the'-owner and 4 sons may be placed'on the list,  as this would allow $150 each.  7. Tenant's son���������Applicant must be son of tenant of farm of not less than"20 acres and leased  for not less than 5 years, and have resided with  his father at least one year before going on list.  8. Fishermen���������Applicant must be a fisherman  and the owner of real estate and fishing gear,  which together are of the value of at least $150.  9. Annuitant���������Applicant must have resided  wit bin the electoral dist rict one year before being-  put on the 1 ist, and in receipt of- a'life anuuitv  secured on real estate in Canada, of at least $100.  It is to be noted that all persons on the old  lists who were qualified as income earners, or as  sons of owners of property, will be left off the  new-list,-as tlie law makes the list provided by  the cit ies and incorporated towns and the assessment rolls of the 'municipalities the, basis of the  new lists. Those qualified therefore on income,  or as sons of owners, will require to make a new  application supported by the necessary proof.  The revising officers will provide the necessary  blanks. This is a. point to which 'persons <juali-  fied to vote should give attention. In fact every  qualified elector should see to it that his name  is on the list.  Whisky  as  an   AisestSaetse.  "I have for some years past been advocating  the use of whisky as an anesthetic in certain  surgical'operations,-' remarked dr. Love of St.  Louis to a group of interested auditors in a  hotel rotunda. "I recall to my mind a ludicrous incident in this connection that occurred in   my practice  only a   few days since.    A  negro came into my office and asked me to  operate on a felon. ''Fore God, doctor,' he exclaimed, 'don't hurt me; I'se drefful '������raid of  pain.' 'Joe,'said I Ht will cost you $5 to give  you chloroform, but I have something that will  put you to sleep and you wont feel the operation,  and the whole job will only cost you $!.' I then  took a half a/ pint of whisky and divided it up  into three doses, and ordered- him to take them  with a half hour intervening. Along in the evening I got into my carriage and drove to the  negro's cabin and knocked at the door. The  only response was loud snoring. I pushed the  door open and found that my patient was not  only sound asleep, but was alone. I took the  hand afflicted with the felon, unwound the rag  and proceeded to cut open the thumb. The only  sign of consciousness was when the knife!struck  the bone, when' he gave a most tremendous snort  and a jerk of the arm. I fixed up the wound  nicely and laid the arm on his breast, and .on  taking hold of the left hand to arrange it also, I  found, tightly clutched a dollar bill." I relaxed  the fingers, took out the bill, put it into my vest  pocket and withdrew,'--leaving- -iny patient"stilt  snoring as loudlv as ever:"  Mow  to Measure '.Ore,...  The following may prove valuable  to miners  who desire to .'know-how much ore they have in  sight:    One  cubic foot of  lead  ore weighs  474  pounds; thus a vein of galena lead ore 1 foot-  wide 6 feet high and 6 "feet long will produce  16,532 pounds, or a vein H- inches wide .will net 1  ton, 3 inches wide 2 tons, 6 inches wide 4 tons,  etc.   This rule will be a safe guide to ..estimate by.  Canadian Pacific Eailway  OUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY.  Through Passenger Service from Ocean to Ocean.  ."...'��������� JSTO   OHA-TGES.���������   ...   ���������  LOWEST FABES TO ALL POINTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Biooleiiay Lake SBBij>pet*s AviJl be eoti-  .'suiting'������������������'their   own   interests  .by shipping by tlie  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  s������ i ���������\s-r-rr\M99  leaves Sproat's handing, tor REVELSTOKE every Tuesday and Friday, making connection with trains tor  VAffOOUVEB,  NEW WESTMINSTER, S  VICTORIA,.,  g rivroisrt_r______.i_:,  TORONTO,  co 1 ������3'JL'_   JEr___.T_J ____i_  ^ Ich:ic_^g-o,  AND  ALL  POINTS. EAST.  Por rates,   maps,   time-tables,  etc.,' etc.,. apply  to  any  agent of the company.  ROBERT KERR, D.  E.  BROWN,  Gen'l Fr't. and Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gen'l Fr't& Pas'r Ag't.  \\*ixxrpi':a, Manitoba. Vancouver, B. C.  THE    COLUMBIA    &.   KOOTENAY    STEAM  MAV5GAT505M   COMPANY,   LIMITED.  THE STEAMER LYTTON  will leave RtfVKLSTOKE every Monday and Thursday  at i A. AI. for- Robson and  Little Dalles, connecting  at Kobspn with the Columbia & Kootenay .R. It.,  and at .Little Dalles with the Spokane  St Northern It. R.  SSeiuiiiiug, will leave LITTLE DALLES every Tuesday  and Friday at 1) A. M., arriving at Robson between  3 and ;') -P. M.,and remaining from To to 30  minutes, then proceeding to .Revelstoke.  V. $i. .4-'HI_IST__., Agent, l_KYI.LSTOK.i_,  15. ii.  Ho! for the Lardeaux!  The steam launch MIDGE "will leave Ainsworth every  'Wednesday-morning for the Lardeaux during the summer.  T. J. DAVI.ES, captain.  Ainsworth, B. C, July 13th, 1891. 10  THE  MBTEE:    KELSON,   JB.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY  25,  1891.  CREAM-  OF   THE   WOKLIKS --UTEWS.  The Consolidated California and Virginia mine  at Virginia City, Nevada, yielded last month,  from 10,250 tons of ore, $279,177.74, of ��������� which  $125,112.84 was gold and the balance silver. The  average yield in bullion per ton was $27.23, of  which $12.20 was gold and $15.02 silver.  In connection with the statement made in  Dublin that Parnell had paid the costs of the  O'Shea divorce case, captain O'Shea.'s solicitors  write that such is not the case. They say Par-  nell offered to pay one-half of the costs in May  last and the balance within one month thereafter. This proposition, the solicitors say, was  accepted by O'Shea, but no������thing has been heard  from Parnell since. The solicitors declare that  they have; experienced the greatest difficulty"in'  serving a bankruptcy order on Parnell, who is  now moving to have the court set it aside on the  ground that he is not domiciled in England.  Maeleod Gazette, 16th: A number of Pincher  Creek stockmen have been gathering beef during  the past week. Altogether they have turned in  over 400 head of prime ..steers to I. Gv Baker &  Co. The price paid is $45 for 4-year-olds and $40  for-3s. ���������������������������' ���������   _._:���������   ������������������,-'  The census gives the following as a result; of  the investigation into the product of lead ores  in the United States: Colorado 70,788 tons,  Idaho 23,172 tons, Utah 16,675 tons, Montana  10,138 tons, Arizona 31,158, Missouri 44,482^  The mineral-.palace at Pueblo, Colorado, was  opened on the 5th instant. An immense and  valuable collection of minerals is displayed, and  there are mine models, machinery, etc. San  Juan and Pitkin counties have the most complete exhibits of the mining counties of the state.  The building cost about $150,000, and is specially  devoted to the mining industry.       0 "te.  v; The. committee counting the money in the  United States treasury on the .transfer of the  office ft'om mr. Houston to mr. Nebecker, has ������  completed its work. The total amount of money  counted was $614,511,582.32, of which $175,950,000  was gold and silver coin, the rest being paper  money. The money was found -correct'to a cent.  The count has been in progress 2 months and  most of that time 60 people have been employed  in the work.  Since the Welsh tin works shut down, because  of the McKinley tariff, 20,000 workmen, on whom  100,000 people depend for support, have been out  of work. They have subscribed funds to send  60 delegates to America to see what prospects  Welsh tin workers-have'-there, and arrange for  emigration if prospects are good.  A dispatch dated Eastport, Maine, July 16th,  says: "For the past month there has been excellent fishing in Passamaquoddy waters. It is  difficult to tell where the boundary line is, and  American vessels have been chased by the Dominion cruiser' Dream, her officers claiming  Americans were fishing in Canadian waters.  Eastport fishermen were fishing today, as usual,  when the Dream suddenly appeared and seized 7  boats, landed the occupants on Goat island and  towed the boats to St. Andrews, New Brunswick, where they will be confiscated. Considerable excitement prevails, and a resident of Oam-  pobello, who is believed to be an informer to the  Canadian authorities, was run out of the town  by a crowd Of indignant citizens."  Godfrey Demers of Red Lodge, Montana, shot  and killed a well-known Yellowstone valley  stockman named James R. Dilworth on the 10th.  A team representing the Manhattan Athletic  Club of New York city made its farewell appearance in Manchester, England, on the 18th.  In a 100-yard dash Luther Gary of the Manhattan finished first in 10 2-5 seconds. In the hammer throwing contest C. A. J. Queckberner of  the Manhattan club was also victor, throwing  128 feet. Mortimer Remington of Manchester  won the quarter of a mile race in 50 4-5 seconds.  Spokane Review, 18th: E. H. Marrum, of the  firm' of Marrum & Fitzgerald, merchants of  Walla Walla, is in the city from Crossport,  Idaho, where he has a store. He says Crossport  is a queer town. It has 22 saloons, several dance  houses, and is in every sense a wild western  town. It is 40 miles from Kootenay station, and  is supported by 3000 railroad laborers employed  along the line of the Great Northern. "It is  pretty lively at times," said mr. Marrum, "and  you can see 10 fights in 5 minutes frequently.  They don't cut or shoot, but they use their fists  freely. Nobody tries to stop the fights, but everybody looks on with the utmost,unconcern. When  they think one fellow has enough they take the  other fellow off, and so it goes. The population  of the town varies from 200 to 2000."  At. Kansas City, Missouri, On the 16th Joseph  Leuven mark dove from a platform 8^ feet 3f  inches high into a Jake at Washington park,  near the city, beating the world's record.  George Francis Train arrived at Fairhaven,  Washington, on the 14th, having made the trip  around the world in 64 days, beating his previous  record by 5 davs, miss Bly's by 12, and miss Bis-  land's by IS.     "  The Burlington, Iowa, great airship company  is no more.. The capitalists who had gone into  the $10,000,000 incorporation with mr. Pennington, became convicted there was nothing in the  enterprise and have dissolved the company.  Pennington proposed to fly his new machine  from Burlington to New York, carrying 4 people in 6 hours. Nearly."two-thirds- of the required subscription had been secured.  The Calgary & Edmonton Railway Coin pany  are laying out a townsite on the south bank of  the Saskatchewan river,opposite Edmonton.  The Pacific Club of San Francisco has been  offering inducements to Peter- Jackson to meet  Joe McAuliffe again. The latest offer is $5000,  which Jackson has refused. He can see nothing  in fighting McAuliffe, notwithstanding the big  purse, and says that he would he going backward in fighting him again. Peter's friends also  have the same views, and have advised him not  to accept the match. McAuliffe, replying to the  Pacific Club's offer, said he would be willing to  meet Jackson for an even $2000. McAuliffe's  friends are working hard to get him a match.  A dispatch  from Colombo, Ceylon, says the  health of Arabi Pasha, which has been steadily  declining for the past 2 'years,' has now reached a  state gravely alarming to his friends, of whom  he has   made thousands  since  his  banishment  from Egypt to Ceylon, a little more than 7 years  ago.    From time to time within the past 6 years,  various persons of standing and influence have  voluntarily  undertaken  the  thankless   task   of,  appealing to the British government for his release, with the uuvaryiug result of meetingwith  an   unqualified    refusal    on   the   part    of    the  home     authorities,    and     upon    one    or    two  occasions     the     petitioners     have     been     informed    that   Arabi   ought   to   consider   himself forever  thankful  that   he wras not   put  to  death,   as   his  original   sentence   decreed.    The  present information concerning"-the rebel exile   j  is that another effort to obtain his release and   J  return  to Egypt, to end his days in the land of   j  his birth, is  being made, which  has the  moral  and material support of hundreds of prominent  officials and residents who have been his friends  and associates throughout his enforced stay in  Ceylon, and those who have the matter in charge  are-encouraged; to hope that  they will   be successful. ....'''  John Robson, premier' of British Columbia,  was in Toronto on the 17th.  The first flotilla of boats engaged in actual  traffic passed through the new Manchester ship  canal, from Ellismoreto Mersey, on the evening  of the 19th. Traffic on that section of the canal  has been thus permanently opened.  Samuel Bedson, ex-warden of the Manitoba'  penitentiary, had a stroke of paralysis at Ottawa,  on the morning of the 16th, and died the next-  evening. Mr. Bedson was well known in collection with the part he took during the rebellion  of .1885.  it is rumored in political circles in Montreal,  that in view of the movement in favor of imperial federation, premier Mercier of Quebec,  who has returned from Europe, will make an  open declaration pronouncing in favor of independence, as the time has now come to choose  between the two. It is also stated that in view  of the threatened war between the allied powers  of Europe, the next agitation here would be to  secure for Canada complete neutrality in case of  any conflict, the same as exists for. Belgium-in  Europe.  A paper in Paris is publishing a series of articles making some horrible "revelations" in regard to the prevalence of immorality in England. Great Britain is described as the female  slave mart of Europe. The interesting statement is made that every country mansion in  England has its padded room, wherein girls who  have been lured, to their destruction are kept in  a slavery worse than death, and finally secretly  put out of the way.  A drowning accident off Victoria harbor on  Sunday afternoon resulted in the death of 5 people. One body has been recovered. The names  of those drowned are: J. H. Edwards and 2  sons, William Morrison, all of England, and GK.  Mclnnes of Vancouver. The provincial police  are searching for the bodies, but it is hardly  likely they will be found as a strong current  prevails in the locality. The sole survivor, Edward ..Mutch, who was rescued by a boat's crew  from the United States steamer Marion, was  2 hours clinging to the overturned boat. He  tells a harrowing story of seeing his companions  dropping off one by one and he expecting every  moment to share their fate.  Mr. Spurgeon, the eminent London preacher,"  has had another relapse. He passed a restless  night on the 20th, and was very weak next morning. At the Tabernacle on Sunday there were  scenes of rejoicing, over, the prospects of his re-.  ,co-very. On -Monday prayer meetings were resumed and great anxiety prevails.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that John R. Cook as part-owner,  and agent for others, has tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the "New Market," situated, on Toad  mountain, west arm of Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, are required to tile their objections with me within sixty (CO) days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, IB. O., 20th June, 1890.  /Notice is hereby given that John R. Cook as part owner,  and agent for others, has tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of a mineral  claim known as the " Forest," situated on Toad mountain,.  west arm of Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  to me within sixty (00) days from date of publication,  o N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson. B. C 20th June, 1891. .������������������"���������'  Notice is hereby given that James Fox, Aaron H..Kelly,  and John R. Cook have tiled the necessary papers, and  made application, for a crown grant in favor of a mineral  claim known as the " Dandy," situated in Toad mountain  subdivision of West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  to me within sixty (60) days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B.C., June 20th, 1801.  Notice is hereby given that Joseph Edward Boss by his  agent, John Robertson, has tiled the neoessaiw papers and  made.application'for a crown grant in favor of a mineral  claim known as the "Troqnois," situated on Toad Mountain, west arm of Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, will Tor ward their objections  within sixty (GO) days from date of.publication.  N. FI 1ZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C.,20th June, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that M. D. Mahoney has filed the  necessary papers and made application for a crown grant  in favor of a mineral claim known as " the Democrat,"  situated on Toad Mountain, west arm of Kootenay lake.  Ad verse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  to me within six v (00) days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (GO), days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Telephone" from the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining division of West Kootenay district, and contains .16.S acres,  more or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of  said claim. JOHN HOUS'I ON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C, July 18th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (.60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Gladstone" from' the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions--of. section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs; mining division of West Kootenay district, and contains 19.8 acres,  more or loss, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of  said.claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. -10044.  Nelson, B. C. July ISth. 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of tins notice we intend to'-purchase the mineral claim  "Cultus Potlach" from the province of British Columbia,  under the provisions of section 35 of* the "Mineral Act,  1891." Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining-  division'of West Kootenay district, and contains 11.66  acres, more or less, as per surveyors plat placed on No. 2  post of said claim.  JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C. July ISth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Garfield" from the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining division of West Kootenay district, and contains 10.5 acres more  or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of said  claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C. July 18th, 1891.  i_r  tt  ?  SB? *  IS*.  % THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JULY 25,   1891.  11  _?  BRITISH 'COLUMBIA   '.-MINING    NOTES.  A Vancouver special to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer of the 14th says: "R. G. Tatlow, who  has just returned from the"interior, reports that  when he was in the upper Kootenay country  there was great excitement over a rich find of  gold on Wild Horse creek. The new find is said  to be far richer than anything yet discovered in  the .-province, and sain pies which have been  brought down assay about 70 per cent pure gold.  All the ground in the locality is taken up."  Kamloops Sentinel, 18th : Oliver Red path returned to Kamloops on Saturday frolii Revelstoke, where 3 tons of ore from-, his Claim on the  North Thompson had been sampled at the  smelter. The assay proved the ore to average  $56 per ton in silver and. lead, which is a very  satisfactory showing. Wjth proper means of  transportation from the mine to Revelstoke,  there is no doubt there is a good thing in it.  Expenses are, however,"pretty steep at present :  $10 per ton from the mine to Kamloops, aud $8  per ton from Kamloops to Revelstoke.  Victoria Colonist, 17th: A passenger from  Duncan station by yesterday's train from Na-  naimo says the excitement, there is intense, and  the workmcHi,have dropped,the ordinary implements of their labor* to seize the pick and shovel  and search for gold. G. E. Bissett, while working on the excavation for one of the new bridge  piers, where-the railway is to cross the Gow-  ichan, unearthed a couple of nuggets of'pure  gold,, which rumor places a value as high as  $3000 upon. Whether the nuggets aie the only  ones in the 'neighborhood or not will soon be  known, ascthe ground is. being well turned over.  Further particulars of the find will be awaited  With interest.  Revelstoke Star, 18th : During the past week  dr. Campbell, manager of the Kootenay Smelting &o Trading Syndicate, and mr. Roeser, the  assayer, have been busily engaged in making  preparations for the blowing in of the smelter,  here, and should no accident occur the fires will  be started in the furnace On Monday. Dr.  Campbell says they have not the most encouraging proposition to begin with, as the ores they  will treat in the average carry a larger percentage of zinc than smelters generally care to  handle, but as the mines in the province are developed they hope for much better things. The  ores they now have on hand are from' Illecillewaet, Field, Cherry Greek, and the North  Thompson. Ore is also expected next week  from the Number One mine at Ainsworth.  New   Westminster1   Columbian,   14th:    N.  T.  Thompson   of  Granite   Creek,  manager  of the  Tulameen Improvement & Hydraulic Company,  is in town, and reports that the work in connection with the platinum and iridium mines of the  company on the Tnlameen river is progressing  in a satisfactory manner..   A 5-foot flume has  been   constructed, aud   though   it   was  at first  thought   water would   not   be.  got   in   till   next  season,   it   is  found   that it   can   he   done  this  season,    the    company   expecting   to. make   a.  cleanup in  less than 1   months.    It   was found  necessary to (ait a road in solid rock through an  overhanging  cliff, and   there   is now a grade 6  feet   wide  and   a  third . of   a  mile   long '.made'  through it.    The. sawmill  is at Nicola, and will  be packed in to the  mines.    Everything about  the claim  is looking satisfactory-, and 12 to 15  men are kept constantly at work'.   It will be necessary to procure the hyd raulic machinery within  60 days, as it will take 30 days to get it packed  to  the mines.    The   company   has   pushed  the  work from the start.    It is their intention to put  on every possible man   that can  be worked to  advantage.  Tragic Meeting or .Two   Lovers in   a   <TIn>a-o   BDenot.  At the Union depot in Chicago the other day  there occurred a dramatic incident  that those  who witnessed  it will not soon forget.    Anions:  the passengers leaving the train just in from the  south wras a distinguished-looking gentleman,  and clinging to his arm was a beautiful girl. To  take the Joliet train there came down the steps  a burly officer in citizen's clothes, and by his  side was the former society favorite, George  Lipe, convicted of forging his mother's name to  valuable documents, who, in spite of all the influence brought to bear, will have to serve his  term in the penitentiary. A steel band was  about the prisoner's wrist attached to another  about the officer's wrist.    The two couples met  directly in front of the big gates.  Oh,  papa!" exclaimed  the  girl, as  her face  lighted up with pleasure, here is George, come  to meet us after our long journey."  She rushed forward to meet the convict, and  impetuously grabbed both his hands. The shock  that the sight of the manacles producecl was  positively frightful. Her great eyes opened, her  face blanched, she tried to speak but could not,  and then she fell fainting into the arms of her  father, who bore her to,a carriage. The convict  during this ordeal was a pitiable-lpokiug object.  He uttered no word, but as he passed through  the gate it was seen that his lower lip was covered with blood. He had bitten through it.  The girl was his fiancee, who had been in Mexico  all the winter.  . Exiled.. . .   ..;���������  It comes to you; of ten in silence,  When the firelight sputters low���������;,  When the black, uncertain shadows  Seem wraiths of the long ago'.;'���������  .; Always with a throb of heart-ache  That, thrills each pulsive vein, ,  '     Comes the old unquiet longing.  For the peace of home again.  I'm sick of the roar of cities,  And the faces cold and strange ;������������������  I know where there's warmth and welcome,  And my yearning fancies range  Back to the dear old homestead,  With an aching sense of pain,  But there'll be joy in the coming,  When I go home again.  When I go home again!   There's music  That never may die away.  And it.se.ems.the hands of angels,  Gn a mystic harp at play,  Have touched with a yearning sadness  On a beautiful broken strain,  To which is ray fond heart wording���������  When I go home again. ".-. ;  Outside of my darkened window  In the great world's crash and din,  And slowly the autumn shadows     l  Come drifting, drifting in, ������  Sobbing the' night wind murmurs  To the splash of the autumn rain ;  But I dream of the greeting  When I go home again.  A...Brute  Efcisfig-wres  a  Beauty. ..-<-  Several stories,, are afloat in London  with regard to ''Abingdon" Baird's alleged assault on  mrs. JLangtry, but the following  is told  by one  who saw mrs. Langtry just after the assa.uft had  been   committed-and while the blood was still  streaming down  her face.    Some time ago mr.  Baird-bought York, house, at  Regent park, for  mrs. Langtry and also paid off her debts in connection with the Princess theater, of which he  is at present the leaseholder.    On a recent occasion mr. Baird returned home unexpectedly and  found  a, gentleman dining with  mrs. Langtry.  Without more ado he 'proceeded to put him out  and  then-'.went for the  lady and knocked her  down.    Then, it  is stated, he kicked her in the  face in such a way that it is said she will now be  disfigured."  Mrs. Langtry had  to   be carried to  bed and   was  attended   by a. surgeon,   who  declared it probable that she will  never be able to  act   again.    Mrs.  Langtry  began   action for an  assault against mr. Baird, but he repented of his  deed and. to prevent further action paid her the  the sum of ������25,000 in Bank of .England notes.  C-Sieap  B']!io5ai������;-i_.  A stranger once walked into a Massachusetts  court and spent some'time watching the proceedings. By and. by a man was brought up for  contempt of court and fined, whereupon the  stranger rose and said: "How much was the  tine?" "Five dollars," replied the clerk. "Well,"  said the stranger, laying down the money, "if  that's all, I'd like to jine in. I've had a few  hours' experience of this court, and no one can  feel a greater contempt for it than I do, and 1  am willing to pay for it."  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  T  ___<  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.    Conveyancing doeunients drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  C. Hamber,  Notary Public,  Nelson.  A. G. Thynne,  C. G. Henshaw,  Vancouver  Real Estate, Mining Brokers,  AND  Insurance Agents.  REAL   ESTATE.  ... < <mOo<1  Business  Lots for SaletiiisWeelc.  Streets are being cleared and graded in the Hoover Addition. Lots selling,, fast from . $135 to $300 per lot. NO  BUILDING CONDITIONS.-   Terms one-third cash;   bal  ance on time.  SViBrSIES.  Mining claims and .mining interests handled advantageously on small margin.    Quotations given on all classes of  1'      ���������    - f ��������� ���������','���������< '*  mining machinery.  Citizen's,of Canada, tire and accident; Equitable of New  York, life.'  4>ioo<l Companies;  Good Kates.  NELSON OFFICE, 105 WEST BAKER STREET.  Vancouver   Office,  ;{4<>   Wilier Street.  1 ' Henry Anderson,  !   ' Notary   Public.  John L. Kictallack.  nderson & Retallack,  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  Crown  Grants  oB>tainc������!   for  Mineral   Claims.  Agents   tor  Absentee  Ciaian   Owiuts.  Collections   MatSc.'.-..  forn'S]|M>iM!������'ii<'<'  Solicited.  Oflice in Townsite oliice. Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. C.  state   Brokers,  Corner   Bakerand   Stanley  Streets,  ������������������.\K_SOX;   B. C.  I_^VESTlVtI__>rTS  FOll   XOX-KESil)KNTS  A   SI'KCIA LTV.  KK.VE'S    COLBiECTKII  John  Houston.  b>b:bts <coi.LB<:c'ri-:e*  ('hakli'Js Ff.  Ink.  Houston & Ink  BUY   AND  SKLI.  Town Lots  and   Mineral   Claims,  ox commission.  Have now for sale 2 of tlie best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots: lots in  Ainsworth ; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  Oflice   in   Winer   Building,   Baker  Street.  '.<#  i%?e!^s^^  *���������:.--��������� 12  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  C,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 25,  1891.  saie urocer ana Liquor  'Furnishings andSportinj  AGENT  FOR   HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY  AND   HIRAM   WALKER   &  SONS'  WHISKIES.  Corner Vernon and Josephine Streets  Main_Stoet, Revelstoke, B. C.  SMALL .NUGGETS " 'OF'   NEWS.  Nelson  the  is now the seat of government for  West Kootenay district, government agent Fitz-  stuhhs having decided it to be not only nearer  the, center of population than Revelstoke, but  nearei*=where the bulk of business of the district  originates. The official safe is now housed in  the log shack need for a combination recorder's  office, court-room, and lock-up.  Last week 17 men were at work on the Lardeaux trail, and about 1^ miles of it, were cut.  The first 8 miles will cost about $200 a mile, the  remainderof the distance(27 miles)being through  a comparatively easy country.  The Great Northern steamboat, which was  snagged on her first trip above Bonner's Ferry,  has been repaired. This week she ran down the  Kootenay as far as Ball's ranch, after hay. She  is reported as fast, making the distance between  the Ferry and Ball's (15 miles),,in a hour and 7  minutes.  It is reported that the Northern Pacific has  engineers in the field between Bonner's Ferry  and Kootenay station; and that its branch road  between these points will be built at once.  The Tremont hotel on East Baker street has  Eartly changed ownership, J*  is half interest to Alfred Tre  ames Clark  egillus.  selling  An Austrian, named Komnel Ritfield, was  brought down from Ainsworth on Tuesday by  constable Lendrum. Some time ago, showing,  signs of insanity, he was examined by dr. La  Ban, who instructed his friends to watch' him  closely. Last Saturday he attempted to stab  himself, and it was decided by the authorities at  Ainsworth that he better be cared for. Accordingly, lie was brought to Nelson and taken to  Revelstoke by constable Scoley, where he will  be kept for a time to see if his condition  improves. c  The Tecumseh, on Josephine street near Baker,  is Nelson's newest hotel. The dining-room will  be opened on Wednesday, the proprietor, N.  Shellenberger, stating that it will be second to  none in the lake country. The hotel will be  formally opened with a ball and supper on Wednesday evening, the 29th instant.  West Kootenay now boasts of having 2 stipendiary magistrates within its limits: mr. Fitz-  stubbs at Nelson and mr. Sproat at Sproat's  Landing.  If postofiice inspector Fletcher would put in  less time traveling, the money paid him for expenses would go a long way toward giving out-  of-the-way interior points better mail service.  Colville valley, Washington, is now furnishing  all the beef cattle killed in the camps on Kootenay lake. The ranchmen of that section having  no home market for their surplus cattle, sell  them at reasonable prices. The beef is of prime  quality-.  Personals: J. Fred Hume and bride arrived  at Nelson on Monday night and are domiciled in  their cottage on Bluff street. Fred Richardson  has returned from a pleasure trip that extended  as far east as Banff hot springs. He now assists  G. A. Bigelow run the "Miners' Supply Depot"  on East Baker street. Lou Doll, the Calgary  jeweler; Tom Blackwood,  the Winnipeg soda-  waterman ; Bob Green, t he Ainsworth merchant-;  John McLeod, the railway manager' at Sproat;  Alec McLeod and George Francis, bonanza  kings of Hot Springs district, and Frank Hammond, ex-mayor of Colville, were among the few  prominent men who took a look at Nelson's well-  deftned streets during the. week. Mr. and mrs.  Boyle passed through Nelson on Tuesday on the  way to Revelstoke, to be present at the starting  up of the smelter. Mr. Boyle will probably build  a residence at Ainsworth, his large min ing inter-'  ests in Hot Springs district requiring that he  live in the district.  Property owners who want water for either  domestic uses or for the prevention of fires are  requested to call at The Miner office and make  arrangements for a supply. Enough 2 and 3-inch  pipe to lay mains in the principal streets is now  at the depot, also ^-inch pipe for house connections. Parties using the water* are only required  to pay a fair proportion of the cost of the plant,  the putting in of the plant being in no sense a  speculation. When in, it. will be possible for  property owners to secure insurance in responsible companies at reasonable rates.  R. E. Lemon's hardware store is now open.  Fine line of Gurney & Go.'s-stoves and fixtures,  shelf and heavy hardware, and paints and Oils.  First-class tinsmith employed.  R. W. Busk is now in  Nelson with samples of  goods��������� imported by G. W. Busk of Balfour-.   The  samples are open for inspection at room number  6, Tolson's block.    For particulars see advertisement on second page.  The Lindsay Mercantile Company has sold its  stock of goods at Ainsworth to the McCune company, mr. Giegerich, who arrived from Anaconda on Tuesday, taking over the stock on his  arrival. Mr. Giegericn reports everything at  Anaconda very quiet, owing to the smelter being shut down. He intends bringing his family  to Ainsworth and making that place his home.  Js offered by the Kootenay Bonanza Mining Company for  such information as will convict the party or parties who  stole certain stores this week from the wagon road camp  on Toad, mountain. E. RAMSAY, manager.  Nelson, B. C, 24th July, 1891.  Tenders wanted for driving from 250 to 500 feet of tunneling on the Kootenay Bonanza Mining Company's property. Offers to be submitted in writing on or before July  31st. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  For particulars apply to E. RAMSAY.  Nelson, B. C, July 23rd, 1891.  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  steamer Nelson will, on her first trip, carry passengers  from Nelson to Ainsworth and return at the rate of $1 for  the round trip.       F.G. CHRISTIE, agent.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Malone & Clark, doing business as proprietors of the Tremont hotel, is this day dissolved  bv mutual consent, James Clark retiring from the firm.  All debts due the firm are payable to John Malone, who  will also pay all claims against the firm.  JOHN MALONE,  Nelson, B. C, July 21st, 1891. JAMES CLARK.  TIMBER   LEASES.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date, we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease the following tract of land for timber purposes on  Duck creek: Commencing at a. post and tree on the trail on  the south side, about 2 miles'from its mouth, thence east 30  chains, thence north 60 chains, thence east 10 chains, thence  north (ft) chains, thence west 50 chains or 60 chains, more or  less, across the creek to foot of the mountains, thence south  along creek and mountains 120 chains, thence east 10  chains more or less to place of commencement; containing 560 acres more or less according to survey.  JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAY WARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, H. C, July11th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease the following tract/of land for timber purposes on  Goat river : Commencing at a post 1 mile south from Goat-  river on east, boundary of Meadow Valley Land Company's  survey post marked sections 24 and 25, thence south 20  chains, thence east 60 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence north 80chains, thence west20chains,  thence north 80 chains or 90 chains, thence west 10 chains or  15 chains, thence north 30 chains, thence west 20 chains or  30 chaii.s, thence south 20 chains, thence west 50 chains,  thence south 80 chains, thence east 10 chains, thence south  20 chains, thence west 40 chains more or less to a post on  the south bank of Goat river marked section 25, thence  south along said section line 74- 65-100 chains to place of  commencement.; containing about 2000 acres more or less  according to survev. JOSHUA DAVIES.  W. P. SAYWARD.  -Pilot. Bt_vi _r������iJ__lui>' Lake, B. C, June 25th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease the following tract of land for timber purposes on  Goat river: Commencing at a post on the edge of the  meadow on the south side of IT. Anderson's claim, at or  near his southwest corner, thence east 70 chains or 80  chains, thence south 110 chains more or less to the Meadow<  Valley Land Company's survey, thence west and north  along the boundary of said survey and boundary to place  of commencement; containing 500 aeres more or less.  JOSHUA DAVIES,  VV. P. SAYWARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, B. ('., June 20th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days afterdate we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease the following tract of land for timber purposes on  Duck creek : Commencing 20 chains north of a post on the  Meadow Valley Land Company s survey marked sections  34 and 3, thence east 20 chains, thence north 50 or 40chains,  thence west 30 chains, thence south 10 chains, thence west  30 chains, thence south 30 chains, thence cast 20 chains,  thence south 10 chains, thence east 20 chains to place of  commencement; containing 240 acres, more or less, according to survev. JOSHUA DAVIES,  " '    ( W. P. SAYWARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, B. C, June 17th, 1891.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to buy a tract of land described as follows:  Beginning at a post marked northeast corner, post placed  on the west, side of the Kootenay lake at the mouth of the  Lardeaux river; thence west 20 chains; thence south 40  chains: thence east 20 chains, to the shore of the lake::  thence following the meanderings of the lake shore to the  place of beginning; containing 80 acres, more or less.  Ainsworth, July 15th, 1891.   _   _ _  R.F.GREEN.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend,  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase a tract of land described as follows::  Beginning at a, postmarked southwest corner post, situate at the northwest corner post of Johns and Andrews's  preemption, about 1 mile north of Goat river and about 1  mile east of Kootenay river; thence cast 60 chains; thence  north 60 chains; thence west 60 chains ; thence 60 chains  south to place of beginning; containing 320 acres, more or  less. J- W. DAW,  Ainsworth, July 20th, 1891.  _:\._?__>____'I^__rT..-  ~~~        NOTICE.  All persons desirous of visiting the Whitewater mine or  mill will first obtain written permission from the undersigned, without which no admittance is given.  M. S. DAVYS, manager.  *

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