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The Miner Mar 12, 1892

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 f   .,.'*���������'  ..-,,  ���������.^^^^������*^^*j  ' ,'   '   '"if,' ;"J'.'i'. ,fr  ���������;���������   ���������//���������;������������������'///'���������������������������  Y-.&.-rk'-F -���������������������������  i"- ���������.'  j*  "2556^  The Mines Isk  Kooteisay arc Among  the  Richest in  America.  Tine Ores are  flfligli-tfjiratfc in 4*oi������l,  Silver, Copper,  ami lead.    -  NUMEEE 90.  KELSON,   BKITISfr  COLUMBIA,   SATUKDAY,   MAECH- 12,   1892.  U A YEAE.  f  l  H  ���������V  THE   SILO���������AN    WAR    IS   OVER.  TELEGRAM.  ��������� i  Hon. John Robson, Victoria: Are applicants  for the purchase of land on Slocan lake on the  same footing as applicants in' other sections of  the province now that the Land Act Amendment Act is law, and. does that Act cancel the  reserve-placed on Slocan Lake lands?  (Signed) John Houston.  Nelson, March 10th, 1892.  REPLY.  John Houston, Nelson": The Land Act only  cancels reservation on each side of Kootenav  river and outlet. An order-in-council has been  passed lifting Slocan reserve three months hence,  with the exception of two blocks, each one mile  square; one at the mouth of Carpenter creek,  the other at the month of the creek flowing into  the north end of Slocan lake. Those persons  who made application to ...acquire la nd around  Slocan lake prior to reservation of December  31st; and who complied with the provisions of  the Land Act, will be allowed to complete ..their'  purchasers; provided, they do not interfere with  the smaller, reserves specitied. o  (Signed)'        John Robson.  Victoria, March llth.?  Thus ends the Slocan Lake land 'controversy,  a controversy that would probably never have  been started had  it  not been for the intermed-  dlesomeness of a resident of Nelson, who is not  regarded a representative manor good citizen.  The government is to blame for depriving enterprising men  of their  property  rights  without  first carefully examining into the merits of the  question ; and the few residents of this section  who wrote letters sustaining the action of the  government are  equally blamable.     However,  now that the controversy is at an end, it,is to be  hoped the lesson will be alike beneficial to the  government and self-seeking intermeddlers; According to mr. Robson's telegram, the rights of  all applicants will   be considered except those  who  applied  for  the  purchase   of land at  the  mouth  of  Carpenter  creek  and  at the   mouth  of   a   creek   flowing    into   the   north   end   of  the lake.    At the mouth of Carpenter creek, the  applicants for the purchase of land are Wilson  Hi 1.1 and A. S. Farwell and Josiah Fletcher; at  the"mouth of the other creek, E.G. Arthur and  E. A. Bielenberg are the only applicants.    The  applicants whose notices were'printed in The  Miner prior to December 31st, the date of the  reserve notice1, are:    A.  M.  Wilson,  160 acres;  A. Adams, 160 acres; Alfred Hill, 320 acres; A.  L. McLean, 320 acres; James Dawson, 320 acres;  James Delaney and Thomas M. Ward, 160 acres;  Bruce White and John Sandon, 160 acres; W.  P. McCulioch, Thomas MeGovern, and Charles  Chambers, 320  acres; A.   D.  Co pi en, 320 acres;  Ross Mahon, 320 acres; W. G. McLean, 320acres;  Arthur C.  Dick, 160 acres; T.  J. Road ley, 160  acres; Harry H. Ward, 320 acres; R. E. Lemon,  320 acres; John   G.  McGuigan, 160 acres; William   Hunter and J. Fred Hume, 160 acres; G.  A. Bigelow and M. Malloy, 320 acres.    The one-  mile-square blocks reserved at the mouth of Carpenter  creek   and  at the   mouth  of  the  other  creek  will  probably be made government town-  sites,   which   will  tend to  render valueless the  "mineral" claims located at the mouth of one of  these creeks.    Peace,  white-winged peace,  will  once again reign throughout all the region round  about Slocan lake.  Navigation and Railway Notes.  On the arrival of conductor Elson and bridge  foreman McGrath, a work train was started out  on the Columbia <fc Kootenav, and trainmaster  Hamilton says the road will be in shape for  t raffle long before the arrival of the boats at  Robson. The little steamer Marion, with Bob  Sanderson in command, is to leave Revel-  stoke on the 15th, and no difficulty is expected  in making the run down to Robson, as the ice  is all out of the river below. Revelstoke.  There seems to be a doubt as to  whether work  will be commenced this spring on a branch road  south from Revelstoke, and it is rumored that  the road through Crow's Nest pass will be built  instead.   SMALL    NIIfcUETS. OF   XEW'S.  About 30 men left Nelson on Thursday morning for the Slocan country", going by way of  Slocan river,.. ;Four boats were taken along and  supplies enough to last 2 months. Within, a.  month 1000 men will be in that section, but  prospecting cannot be carried on to advantage1  much earlier than the middle of Mav. ���������  ���������  A map showing the location of the mineral  claims on Toad mountain and that mountain's  position toNelson and the navigable waters of the  West Arm of Kootenay lake has been prepared  by A. E. Hodgins for David B. Bogle, who will  have it printed for distribution. The locations  of the claims are based on "actual surveys, hence  the map.will be much more accurate than some  of those recently issued in Victoria.  Mrs. Isaac Holden died suddenly of heart disease on the evening of the 4t^ Her death leaves  3 young children' motherless, but who through  the kindness of vnrs. Taylor, mis. Woods, and  mrs.;'AIdpus will be cai ed, for. The funeral on  Sunday was largely attended, rev. mr. Turner  delivering the funeral sermon at mr. Holden's  home and conducting the services at the grave.  Mrs. Holden was born in Simcoe county, Ontario, and was aged 38 years.  Now. that the snow has disappeared and the  ground pretty well dried, out, would it not be  ad visa We *f or the" residents of the lake towns to  pur in a day or two' cleaning up the streets,  alleys, .and back ya rds? Not hing creates a better  impression on strangeis than evidences of cleanliness, and cleanliness begets health fulness.  Person als: A m on g the a rri v a Is at Nel son this  week were: Charles Van Ness from his old  home at Terre Haute, Indiana, after an absence  of 6months, in which he went as far south as  Monterey, Mexico. On his return nothing surprised him more than the front of his hotel.  Jacob Dover, the jeweler, returned from a winter's campaign along the main line east and west  from Donald. Edward Watts, the mining man,  came, in from Ottawa. W. F. McCulioch, the  government assayer, arrived from Victoria.  Jeff Lewis, the prospector, came from Washington. J. R. Robinson, capitalist, looking for  good investments. About 30 others arrived, but  they did not register their names at The Miner  office.  While helping these two public-spirited citizens, Tom Ward and Billy Hanson/build a sidewalk on Hall street, John Sanderson gashed his  leg with an ax; Had John been a late arrival  from England he might be excused for such  clumsiness, but being an old-timer in British  Columbia he deserves to be laid up for a week or  two, which he will.  The only sales of real estate reported this  week were lot 8 block 11 and lot 7 block 12.  through Applewhaite, Allan & Co. The former,  a 50-foot Jot on West Baker street, brought  $3000, and the latter, a 30-foot on the same street,  brought $1800.  E. S. Topping, the mining recorder at Trail  Creek, sends The Miner the following, under  date of the 10th: "We send you news of another  strike at Trail Creek. While doing assessment  work on the Gold King, Thomas Heady struck  the-richest, gold ore ever found in the Kootenay  country. He crushed it in a hand mortar and  washed out several nice nuggets. He also  brought down a number of tine specimens,  which are now on exhibition at Trail. The size  of the vein is not yet known, but it appears to  be from 3 to 5 feet wide. The Gold King is in  the same group as the IXL, and the discovery is  about 1600 feet from where the rich ore was  found on that claim."  David B. Bogie and E. Percy Whalley have  joined forces to carry on a real estate and conveyancing business. Mr. Whalley will make  his headquarters in the Slocan country, mr.  Bogle remaining iu charge of the Nelson office.  OUTSIDE    NEWS    B6Y   TKLE4JIKAF1I.  Bar silver was quoted at 90g at New York on  the 10th.    .    .    .    The Cceur d'Alene shut-down  remains about  the saine,_with no new developments   in   the   freight-rate   controversv.     The  Mine Owners Association are apparently unable  to reach a settlement of the difficulty with the  railroad companies'as hoped for     .    .    .    John  McComb junior, a well-known  Okanagan mining man, has gone insane at San Francisco.    .    .  .    On  Thursday the men at work on the Great  Northern   railway  unearthed several  skeletons  inside the city limits of Spokane.    The spot, is  supposed  to have been an   old Indian  burying  ground.    ...    A real estate deal,   consideration $260,000, was successfully closed at Spokane  on  Thursday,   St.   Paid  capitalists  paying the  inonev.     .     .     .    The Republican state conven1  t ion a t Indianapolis on the lOt h endorsed the can-  didacy of president Harrison for renomination  for the presidency by the Republican party.    .  .    .    The publication of the Blaine letters, which  the divorced  wife  of James  G. Blaine junior/  was to have given out on the 10th, pursuant to  her letter of the 1st installt, has been delayed  Owing to her sudden illness in New York city  on   Wednesday.     ...    Mrs.   Sarah   Alethea-  Terry, one of the most widely-advertised women  on the Pacific: coast and the heroine of many  court-room  scenes during the  trial of her suits  against the late senator Sharon, has  been   adjudged   insane    and    committed   to   the   California, state insane asylum at Stockton.    ...    .=���������  John L. Sullivan has deposited $2500 with the  New York World as a forfeit to tight any man  in.the world '(barring colored men) for the championship of the world.    Sullivan's first choice is  Mitchell, then Siavin, then Corbett.    It is probable a fight will be arranged with one of these  ; three, to take place in August, for the largest  purse ever fought for in a prize-ring.    .    .    .A  terrible blizza'rd has been raging through northern Minnesota and Dakota, the past three days.  Returns are yet meagre, but many farmers are  known  to have perished and the loss to stock  will   be   great.    .    .    .    The  settlement  of  the  affairs of  the Spokane  National  Bank  is  progressing very satisfactorily.    A second dividend  of 15 per cent has been ordered by the comptroller of the currency, and the third dividend  of 15 per cent, making in all 45 cents on the dollar, will be declared in two or three weeks time.  It is expected that all the indebtedness of the  bank  will  be paid within four-months at the  latest.   .    .    .   Congress at Washington is chiefly  engaged in discussing the tariff question.    The  free coinage bill comes up in about ten days.    .  .    .    Secretary Blaine  was  taken   suddenly ill  the fore part of the week, and his life was despaired of at one time.    There has been, however, a  rapid  change for the better, and  with  continued improvement he will be able to leave  his bed in a few days.  Kotli  Mine aiMl  Mill   Will  l>c Started   lip.  A. L. Davenport  writes to parties in  Nelson  that he will be in by April 1st, and on his arrival  active operations will be commenced at both the  Poorman mine and mill.    This means that 25 or  30 men will be steadily employed and that this  district will have an output of something more  tangible than great expectations. The Poorman  is a gold mine 6 miles southwest of Nelson and  within 2 miles of the Columbia & Kootenay  railway ; the mill has 2 batteries of 5 stamps -  each.         __  A Second  Bank Started.  The lake  country  has now branches of two  of the solidest banking institutions in Canada.  R. T. Daly arrived at Nelson on Monday to open  the Bank of British Columbia's branch, and  temporary offices have been secured in J. Fred  Huine & Co's store on Vernon street. Mr. Daly,  who will be the manager of the Nelson branch,  was formerly teller in the bank at Victoria, and  he will use his best endeavors to do a share of  the business of this section.  $ THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.   C,   SATURDAY,  MAEOH  12,   1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNEFt ALLAN,  Coroner, Deputy Sheriff, and Notary Public.  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. OOENEE BAKEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON, B.C.  Telephone 2L  Loans negotiated on  Nelson, property.  Collections made.  Town lots,  lands,....and.mining" claims handled on commission.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  A /SUVARE   RACE.  weight   that  Colon el John Griggs, age 6S  plus two hundred, was the" "fust'settler in Tom  Green county, Texas, and the only man livin'  who helped scoop out the place where the river  runs." The colonel is the hero of an exciting  bear story, which deals with the remote antiquity of Tom Green county, which he tells on  himself in great gusto, as follows:  "I was a right smart younger then than I am  now, but putty nigh as hefty.- I was livin' in a  cabin near the edge of the timber. One day I  went out hoss hunt in' on foot, and like a 'tarnal  fool I just clean neglected to take a gun along.  The b'ar and I inet about a mile from the cabin.  I started for home, and the b'ar loped along in  the same direction. The faster I run the more  determined that b'ar was to see that I didn't get  lost away from him. I was considerable of a leg  shaker, then, like! am now, but I couldn't shake  that b'ar off.  "When   I got  in sight o' the cabin the b'ar  warn't four  rods  behind.    I could hear him a-  puffin' and  snortin',  and my hair stood  up  so  high it just seemed like I couldn't make no headway agin'the wind.    My wife threw open the  door of the cabin  and  yelled 'Run, John, run!'  and you bet that's what I was doin'.    I thought  I was a good-by and gone John Griggs, and I  run.    The wind was all on  the outside of me,  but! kept on a-runnin',  and all the  time  my  wife stood  there  in  the doorway and  yelled,  'Run, John, run!'  "Well, I got there fust," and the colonel wiped  from his brow the clammy perspiration which  the recollection of his narrow7 escape had caused  to accumulate there. "I got there fust, and fell  in a heap on the floor, while my wife barred and  barricaded the door. I was clean gone, teetot-  ally tuckered out, but bime by I got my breath,  and I said, 'Wife,' said I, givin' her a reproachful look, 'wife, do you think I'm a born fool?'  '"Why, no, John,' says she, but sort o' lookin'  as though she mo'n half did, 'course I don't;  why should I?\  "'Well,'said I, 'you stood there in that door  a hollerin' to me to 'run, John, run!' Now, do  you think I'd play off in a race like that?'"  Killing a Man.  They do not call it murder when men meet to  slaughter each other in battle. They simply report   so   many   dead,   wounded   and   missing.  When vou fire into the smoke concealing the.  other battle, line, you tire in the hope to kill or  wound. It is your duty. Battles cannot be  won without killing. You load arid fire���������load  and fire���������move to the right or left���������advance or  retreat, and when the battle is over yon may  have fired fifty rounds and yet you have not had  a near sight of the enemy; you have simply fired  at him, and you cannot vouch that a single one  of your bullets has found a liviug target.  Here is a brigade of us in battle line across an  old meadow; our right and left join other brig- -  ades. We have thrown down the rail fence,  gathered logs and brush and sod, and erected a  breastwork. It is only a slight one, but enough  to shelter us while lying down. A division of  the enemy break cover half a mile away and  comes marching down upon us. The field pieces  behind us open on their solid columns, but they  are not checked. Under the smoke we can see  the work or the shells, but they cannot halt that  mass  of  men.     The   grape  and  canister   does  awful  execution,  but there  should be a dozen '  guns instead of six. >  They are' going to charge us. The guns cannot prevent that. Orders run along the line,  and we are awaiting until every bullet, no matter if fired by a soldier '.with his eyes shut, m ust.  hit a foe. I select mv man while he is vet be-  yond range. I have eyes for no other. He is a  tall, soldierly fellow wearing the stripes of a  sergeant. As he comes nearer I imagine that  he is looking as fixedly at me as I am at him. I.  admire his coolness; He looks neither to the  right nor to the left. The man on his right is  hit and goes down, but he cloes not falter.  I am going to -kill that man! I have a rest for  my gun on the breastwork, and when the order  comes to fire I cannot miss him. He is living  his last minute on earth! We are calmly waiting until our volley shall prove a veritable flame  of death. Now they close up the gaps, and we  can hear the shouts of their officers as they  make ready to charge. My man is still opposite  me. He still seems to be looking at me and no  one else. I know the word is coming in a few  seconds more, and I aim at. his chest. ^1 could  almost be sure of hitting him with a stone when,  we get the word of fire. There is a billowT of  flame���������a. billow of smoke���������a fierce crash, and  1000 bullets are fired into that compact mass of  advancing men. Not one volley alone, though  that worked horrible destruction, but another  and another, until there was no longer a living  man to fire at.  The smoke drifts slowly away���������men cheer and  yell���������we can see the meadow beyond heaped  with dead and dying men. We-advance" our  line. As we go forward I look for my victim.  He is lying on his back, eyes half shut, and  fingers clutching at the grass. He gasps, draws  up his legs and straightens them out again, and  is dead as I pass on. I have killed my man! My  bullet alone struck him, tearing that ghastly  wound in his breast, and I am entitled to all the  honor. Do I swing my cap and cheer? Do I  point him out and expect to be congratulated?  No! I have no cheers. I feel no elation. I feel  that I murdered him, war or no war, and that  his agonized face will haunt me through all the  years of my life.  The Thickness of a Buhhlc.  The most powerful microscopes render visible  a point about 1-100,000 part of an inch in diameter. There is reason for believing that a single  molecule is much smaller even than that. One  reason for this has. been deduced from the soap  bubble. Scientists have measured the thickness  of the envelope of soapy water inclosing the air  of the bubble when it had become so thin as to  produce rainbow tints. At the appearance of  the shade of violet it was one-fourth of the  thickness of the length of an ordinary violet  wave of light���������one-sixty-thousandth of an inch  ���������thus making the thickness equal to one-two-  hundred-aud-forty-thousandth of an inch. As  the bubble continued to expand a black patch  formed adjacent to the pipe from which the  bubble was being blown, and the thickness of  such patch has been found to be only one-fortieth  of the thickness of the violet section, or about  one-fifty-millionth of an inch.  APPLICATION    FOR   LIQUOR    LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application  to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Nelson, for a  license for a hotel at the mouth of Carpenter creek, West  Kootenay district. C. A. GOULD,  Dated, March 10th, 1892. E. M. WALTER.  '.CAPITAL' (all paid up), $12,0,00,000  ���������BEST,'-.        .        .        . 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH......  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,  E. S. CLOUSTON,,...   ���������'-..,.... President  .... Vice-President  .General Manager  NELSON BEANCH, 13 EAST BAKEE STEEET.  Branches in'London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  " Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers'credits, available in any  part of the world ; .  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  $3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITAL (paM up), ������0(10,000  (With power to increase  RESERVE FUND,   ������220,000      .  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewW< stminster,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS.:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  ��������� A Branch of this ESaiik will he established In the.  Kootenay Lake I*as<rief (at NELSON, 85. C.) as soon as  the season opens in the spring of 1892, and will undertake  collections, remittances (to and from all points), and a general banking business. WM. C. WARD,  Victoria, B. C, December 10th, 1891. Manager.  PIONEER FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general financial business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  GENERAL AGENCY  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager. THE  MIInEE:    KELSON,   B.  0.,   SATUKDAY,  MAECH 12,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor. -,  The Madden is CentraUy Located,  with a frontage  cowards Kootenay rivei\ and is newty  furnished throughout.  ..y;.:-:.::.;,THE;.: T J&. 3B JL, ZE3  is,supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the 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.  EL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELSON, ��������� B. C.1  AXEL  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR^  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  East Raker .Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by tha"t of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  M ALONE   ������ft   TREGILLES...:....  PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   B. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA .. Proprietors  iimxl Table ; Good Be������ts ;   llyas-Close Liquors.  THE   SLOCAN    LAKE    RESERVE.  In reply to the motion for the bringing down  of all the correspondence relating to the reserve  placed on Slocan lakeland, the folllowing letters  and telegrams were presented the legislative assembly. By the correspondence, it seems that  the government acted solely on the strength of  one letter written, by Charles E, 'Taylor of Nelson. His letter is dated December 14th, and  could not possibly have been received at Victoria before the 26th. That the go vera men t  acted, promptly is evidenced by the fact that  the notice proclaiming the reserve is dated  .Decernher 30th. If the. government had  known the character and standing of mr.  Taylor it would have hesitated longer than 5  days before taking action on a matter that concerned, directly and indirectly, the welfare of  hundreds of men in the Kootenay Lake country,  and by hesitating would have saved itself from  making explanations that do not appear well in  ' ..print:  -.  Nelson, B.C., December 14th, 1891.  Hon. John Robson, Victoria���������Sir: I beg to bring to  your notice the Avay in which the Land Act is used by a,  few speculators for speculative purposes, thus defeating  the intention of its framers to benefit the general public.  You are well aware that in the Kootenay district there is  but little level or arable land, and I find thatas soon as any  mining excitement occurs a certain class of people, principally saloon keepers of Nelson and Ainsworth, rush in and  stake off land. This is not doife for the purpose of bona  fide settlement, or even with the intention of working it  "in future," but solely to lay it out as a townsite and to sell  the lots at a high figure. Now, I respectfully submit that  all land for that special purpose should be in the hands of  the government, and I would draw your attention to the  present applicants on the Slocan lake and river, who  answer the above description.    Yours respectfully,  (Signed) CHAS. E. TAYLOR.  Manager of the Kootenay Safe Deposit House.  Victoria, B. C., January 6th, 1892.  Citas.E. Taylor, Esq., Manager Kootenay Safe Deposit  House, Nelson���������Sir: I am desired by mr. Robson to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th ultimo, in  which you bring to his notice the action of certain land  speculators in the Kootenay district, and to thank you for  the information supplied. I may add that, as regards the  vicinity of Slocan lake, steps have been taken to reserve  all lands from sale or preemption for the present. Yours  faithfully, (Signed)       A. CAMPBELL REDDLE,  Deputy provincial secretary.  TELEGRAM.  Nelson, B; C, January 13th, 1892.  Hon. John Robson, Victoria: The following resolution  was passed, unanimously at a largely attended public meeting held here today: "That this meeting strongly disapproved the action of the government in reserving the .  Slocan lake lands, considering such action highly impolitic  and likely to be most injurious to the progress of the Slocan  country, and, that if the reserve is intended to apply to  lands already staked and applied for, we consider it  flagrantly unjust.  (Signed) GEORGE A. BIGELOW, president.  W. GESNER ALLAN, secretary.  TELEGRAM.  Nelson, B. C, January loth, 1892.  Hon. John Robson, Victoria:   Your telegram received.  Reasons given are unsatisfactory; does the reserve apply  to land staked before December 31st.   If it does you may  expect serious trouble.  (Signed) GEORGE A. BIGELOW, president.  W. GESNER ALLAN, secretary.  LETTER.  Nelson, B.C., January loth, 1892.  Hon. John Robson, Victoria���������Sir: I understand that  those land-grabbers interested in the "Slocan" land held an  indignation meeting (?) and sent you a telegram condemning the government, Canadian Pacific railroad, and everybody else in general. I merely wish to say that public  sentiment will approve of your course in reserving such  townsites for the public benefit. I cannot understand how  a person such as a coroner, deputy sheriff, who, in fact, is a  servant of your government, can countenance such meetings, and even go the length of acting as secretary.   Yours  respectfully,  (Signed)  LETTER.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR.  Victoria, B. C, January 25th, 1892.  Esq., Kootenay Safe Deposit House,  I   have now to acknowledge the re-  of the loth instant, on the subject of  Chas. E. Taylor,  Nelson���������Dear Sir:  ceipt of your letter  land grabbing.  I thank you very much for this and your former letter  on the same subject, as information of this kind, coming  from a reliable and independent source, is calculated to  strengthen one's hands in resisting the wrong and doing  the wright.   Very sincerely yours,  (Signed) JOHN   ROBSON,   Provincial secretary.  Nelson, B. C, January 27th, 1892.  Hon. John Robson, Victoria, B.  C���������Sir:   As a representative of the mining industry of the West Kootenay  allow me to thank you for the action you have  taken in the matter of acquiring land in the Slocan coun-  district, allow  trv. The parties���������whose schemes of deriving a rich haul  by the sale of town lots, &c, the government has thus defeated���������are, almost without exception, the very last ones  in the district who would spend or have spent, even $100  per annum, upon the development of mineral claims. The  bona fide prospectors and miners are with you in this matter, for they know���������from past experience���������that these land  speculators seize hold of every stranger that arrives and  pester him with rash statements as to the advisability of  leaving mining property sternly alone, and of investing in  their real estate. Some of them, even, do not hesitate to  resort to falsehood, making disparaging statements and  false reports re claims they have never even seen, which,  in any case, they vvould be incompetent to value.  The men^ therefore, who own claims in the Slocan, are  greatly encouraged by the belief, that visitors to the new  camp in 1892 will be free to devote their sole attention to  the mineral wealth of the new discoveries.  I may add that I am^disinterested in this matter, for 1  own no interest whatever in any of the Slocan discoveries.  If a townsite be needed, let the government establish  one.    Yours respectfully,  (Signed) GEO. E. R. ELLIS,  M.E. F.C.S.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  riRST-CLASS   W   EVEBY   EESPEOT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  \ newly throughout.  THE  TABLE  IS  NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CrGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  JAS. DAWSON B.  PROPRIETORS  "The   Finest Hotel in Toad   Mountain  District."  E SILVER KING  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  SON   &   MAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.    The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  Telephone 21.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Itcvclstokc,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  nelson stoke :  No. 4 Houston ������v Ink BSuil<Iin<>, .loseplaiJte Street.  One Per Cent a  can be obtained for small amounts, loaned on short time  and well secured. Apply to HOUSTON & INK, real  estate and mine brokers, Miner building, Nelson.  tarn  ra.W;  ;1*;.: ������.-**������^������"^irt>r:^i^Wfi|iW*vaWAjW'.'f?^  THE  Mltf^^ MAEOH 12,   1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will, be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months ������1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at" the  rate of -$3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will re inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  ���������each.''make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than,3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not  given  $1  will be   charged.   Marriage  announcements will be charged from.$1 to $10���������according'to'the social standing of'the bridegroom.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc.y etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration..        ,  Job Printing in good style at fair rates.   Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account "papers kept  .'in.stock.' . ,.  .  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  '   EDITORIAL  .''UEiiiA'KK'S.  The Miner contends that' the.-appropriation,  for roads, trails, and.bridges in West Kootenay  district should be a lump' one, instead' of separate sums for specified purposes.   This contention  is   opposed   by the people of   Ainsworth   and  Revelstoke.    The people of Ainsworth say that  if a lump appropriation is made, Nelson will be  sure to get more than  its share, because of its  people  being  niore wily than the residents of  other  sections  of   the  district.    The people of  Revelstoke claim that that town has never had  its due   share  expended   within its limits,  and  that it never will until separate sums are appropriated for specified purposes.    The people of  Ainsworth   are   needlessly   alarmed,   and   the  people of Revelstoke are inclined to be wasteful.  But a small .percentage of the lump sum appropriated last yeai^ was expended in Nelson mining  division���������less than $3000 in all���������while both Ainsworth and Revelstoke were  well taken care of.  A separate appropriation of $8000 was made for  a<:wagon road from Nelson to the mines on Toad  Mountain,  but only  on  condition that a large  sum be expended on the same road by the companies working mines on that mountain.   These  companies expended fully as much as the government on a road that is in no sense a private  one.    Can the mine owners of other sections of  the district lay claim to an equal display of public spirit?   However, The Miner's reasons for  advocating   a lump appropriation are:   1���������The  money   will   be   more  economically   expended;  2���������Roads and trails not needed will not be built;  3���������Roads and trails that are needed can be completed in one season.    It is a well-known fact  that if a sum is appropriated for a. certain work,  the amount of the appropriation will all be expended,   often   wastefully.     It  is   also a  well-  known fact that roads and trails considered absolutely necessary in mid-winter are often found  to be not at all necessary in mid-summer.    And  it is also a well-known fact that roads and trails  absolutely necessary are delayed from year to  year because of the inadequacy of the sums appropriated for the purpose.    Then, again, established roads should be kept in  thorough repair,  and if they can be so kept by the judicious working of a small force at times when repairs are necessary, why should sums be appropriated for the  work that may prove either too small or too  large?    We maintain  that the government will  act in the best interests of the district by making a lump appropriation.  The government and the railway officials state,  respectively: The govern men t���������that the Slocan  Lake land wTas not reserved for the rail way company; the railway officials���������that the land was  not wanted by them. These statements must, of  course, be taken as the whole truth and nothing  but the truth.    Now, will the organs of the gov  ernment and t he railway company be equally  fair and withdraw'-their, 'charges.that.the land in  'qu.estion was takon up -by a ring of dishonest  speculators? We will gamble a new hat that  they will do nothing of the kind; but, instead,  will reiterate their charges, which are as foolish  as ���������.���������unjust. But, then, the average government  organ is remarkable for no one thing more than  pig-headeclness, and none more retparkable for  it than the Vancouver Telegram.  ��������� ;���������'. Gr.";E. R. Ellis, the assayer, has  the  unquestioned right to his opinions; but when he states  that  the bona  fide prospectors and  miners of  ���������''this.section sustained the government in its action in the Slocan Bake land question, he makes  a statement directly at variance with the expressions of Over 200 free miners in this section.  The 40-odd men who applied for land on Slocan  lake and river are to a man free miners, and it  js within bounds to say that 50 per cent of them  have expended dollar for dollar with mr.* Ellis  in developing the -mineral resources of Kootenay  district, even although they may not  have as  many  claims  recorded  in  their  names as mr.  Ellis has in his.    All. men "are not attracted', to a  mining country through a desire to engage in  mining, because all men are not experts in that  business, and a man is very foolish to engage in  a business in which he has not had a little practical experience.    Mr. Ellis would have the government believe that the men who deal in real  estate; try to retard  the  development of   the  ���������inines.    If t hey do, they certainly act unwisely,  for if the mines are not developed real estate is  not likelv to be either saleable or valuable.   We  believe the real estate men, in their own way,  are doing as much to develop the Kootenay Lake  country as the class of mining men of which mr.  Ellis is a shining light.  The organ of the government published at  Revelstoke says that the real estate owners of  The Miner are in the ring of speculators who  grabbed all the-good land'on Slocan lake. The  organ is mistaken. The only interests the owners of The Miner have on Slocan lake is an interest in a steamboat being built to ply on  that lake. Surely it is not a grevious sin to  build steamboats to transport "bona fide miners  and prospectors" to the scene of their operations?   A Letter not Approved of.  To the Editor of The Miner: In reference  to the long letter from Nelson which has appeared in the two. last issues of the Kootenay  Star, and the editorial remarks thereon, as far  as I have heard any expression of opinion, I can  safely say that the sentiments expressed are not  approved by the people of Revelstoke, who, as  a whole, are anxious that Nelson and neighborhood should go ahead with increasingly rapid  strides. Revelstoke, from its situation, will naturally share in the prosperity and advancement  of the Kootenay district.       '   W. A. Jowett.  Revelstoke, February 29th.  The letter referred to will do Nelson and this  section no harm, for it is evidently the mere  vaporings of a. lunatic, and the newspaper printing it is probably edited by a man better fitted  to run a garbage cart than a newspaper in a respectable community.  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished and estimates given on  application  Agents for the sale of LIME.  Address all communications to Nelson, B. C.  son  Yard:   At end of Flume.  M i 11:   T >vo M lies Son Hi of Nel son.  Manufacture  .Tire mill  lias  a capacity of ������0,000 feet a  day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. N.K0LPE, Secretary.  Offices/'Tolson block,  umces\End of Flume.  Telephoned.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  " ' ;       ,'���������������������������������������������        ��������� ��������� ��������� . ���������. ��������� - .0   ���������  always ready for business/Lumber- good, bad, and indifferent--- on  hand or made to order. Telephone  connection with Nelson, Balfour,  and Ainsworth.  GL 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, Januarj7- loth.  Davies-Sayward  Sawmill Company  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PRICE  LIST  (DELIVERED  AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,   OR   BALFOUR).  DRESSED.  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M  $32 00  No. 2         "        6 inch,     "  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       "     32 00  No. 2        "       6 infch,       "  27 00  Rustic,                                "       27 00  Select clear, DD,              "  40 00  No. 1 common, D,             "  25 00  DD,          "  27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot  10  HOIK; SI.  No. 1 common, perM  $20 00  No. 2        "             " '.  15 00  Culls,                      "        12 00  Shingles,               "        4 50  MOILDINCIS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2������@l0c  191111s at Pilot Kay, Kootenay Lake.  S. 0. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  K. F. PERKY, Agent at Nelson.  BREMNER  oft WATSON, Agents at Ainswoi-Oi.  msmstommxmtszmmsxsjammxnm THE  MINEfi:    NEESOH,   B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  MAKOH 12,   1892.  Telephone 38.  AL   ESTATE   AN  ANCE   AGENT.  Town  Lots,  Acreage,  and  Mining  Properties  Bought and   Sold  on  Commission.  SPEGIALTIES:  Mining   Conveyancing' and  Abstracts  of  Title to Mineral Claims.  Agent   for the   Standard   Life As:  surance   Company of  London.  OFFICE ^".^S^ttSTj;- "VrESN"Qiq'     STdREET,     J^TFIl.SOnsr,     IB.   C  MRf- ALLAN \S������fcL'AKES ,<IIlitl$E'LF.  To the Editor of The Victoria Colonist :  My attention has just been drawn to an article  in your issue of the 7th, inWliich I am represented as approving the Slocan reserve. Your  reporter evidently misunderstood me. I thought  the reserve,, unjust when it was announced;!  thought it so when conversing with- your representative; I think so now.    While fullv recog-  "* ������... c*,  nizing the prerogative of the government to  reserve what lands that may think pre>per, I  haye always deemed it unfair for thern to- harass  the Kootenay country with the ^application- of  reserves which are totally inconsistent .with,  their conduct in other districts. Whatever may  be the outcome of the Slocan trouble, there can  surely be no doubt but that those who have  spent time and money in pioneering the-Slocan  have a right to any increase there may be in the  value of the lands they have staked. The claims  were staked according to the act at the time,  and to refuse these applications will, 1 think, be,  as I, among many others, voted at Nelson,  "flagrantly unjust." W.Gesner Allan.  To the Editor of The Miner:   I was not  aware,until a few days ago, wh^n niy attention  was drawn to the fact by mr. Kellie, that I was  quoted in the Colonist as having expressed approval of the Slocan reserve.    I made  no  such  statement.    The import of my remarks was that  the people of the upper country acknowledged  and ceded to the government their prerogative  to reserve what lands they thought fit; but that  to reserve lands after they had been staked according to an act, the conditions of which had,  in every respect, been fully complied with, was,  we considered, flagrantly unjust; that any pro-  tit that might be reaped���������supposing the claims  should eventually  be  worth $2000 or $3000, as  was suggested���������we considered but a fair emolument to compensate the pioneers for the hardship and risk entailed in opening up a new coun-  -try.    I pointed out that the country was being  retarded in its growth by the reserve, and that  we considered it unfair to discriminate against  the Kootenay country by the application of reserves which were not consistent with their conduct as regarded land applications in other dis-   i  tricts.    Such was my opinion when in Nelson;   j  such was my opinion when I acted as secretary   j  to  the people's   meetings: such   is   my  opinion   j  now.    I  was  informed  that the action   of the   |  government had been largely influenced by the   j  representations of Charles E. Taylor, in a letter   i  dated December 14-th, 1892, a copy of which ap-   j  pears in the the Colonist of the 20rh instant.   In   j  conclusion, allow  me to say that, as far as liar-   j  old Selous and myself have  been  able to learn,   j  there is no prospect of the reserve being lifted,   j  W. Gesner Allan.       ;  Victoria, February 27th.   . |  BSuruiMl  in Effigy.  Charles E. Taylor, manager of the Kootenay  Safe Deposit House, has made himself obnoxious  to the bona fide residents of Nelson mining  division of West Kootenay district by his action  in the Slocan reserve question, and he was  burned in effigy at Nelson on Wednesday night.  Mr. Taylor was only too willing to be declared  in with one or two of the applicants for land  on Slocan lake, and his letter would never  have been penned had he been declared in.  One of the applicants says mr. Taylor frequently called at his place of business and  repeatedly stated that  it was a shame for the  government to take the action it did. This  would indicate that mr. Tavlor is a janus-faced  hypocrite, and the greatest disgrace that can be  heaped oh a man has been heaped on mr. Taylor.  The following is a letter from that individual:  To the Editor of The Miner: It is rumored around  town, thatT spoke disparagingly of the saloon-keepers in a  letter to the lion. John Robson re Slocan. I have not a  copy. of. that letter, but if my memory is correct, all I said  was that the claims were mostly taken up by saloonkeepers in this district, meaning thereby that these gen tie-  men, owing to their business,; intended to speculate in  townsite property not to settle thereon. The point I wished  to make was that a townsite is best in the hands of the  government and the public given an equal chance to acquire property. I made no secret of my action and com-  batted this view with many in Nelson, although I .must  say, without much success. This is my simple explanation,  and I have no apology to offer these gentlemen, because I  did not insult them nor did I intend to. ',"������������������-.  Nelson, March 8th.  , CHAS. E. TAYLOR.  Resuming its Normal Condition.  I:   ' ������������������'���������' ' ���������' . '     ���������' ( '       '    '     ,  A year ago Kootenay station, Idaho, was the  most important town on the Northern Pacific  between, Missoula and Spokane Falls, and The  Miner had no less than 4 subscribers there.  Today, if its importance is t'6 be guageel by the  habitation of The Miner's 4 subscribers, the  town is rapidly resuming its normal condition  of being the dullest and most lonely place on  the Northern Pacific,not, even excepting Pack  River siding.  desire to give notice to their patrons that they intend  shortly to discontinue the GROCERY AND PROVISION  department of their business, and devote themselves entirely to the ENGLISH CLOTHING and MEN'S FURNISHING department, which they will continue to offer  as heretofore at prices thatdefy competition. A fresh consignment is awaiting the opening of navigation at Bonner's  Ferry. Their stock of PROVISIONS AND GROCERIES  still on hand will be sold at once on reasonable terms by  private sale. All correspondence will be treated as  confidential.  TOVESI  The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go for any kind of copper, tin,  and sheet-iron work is  W. KIRKUPS, Houston-Ink Block,  OWN YOUR OWN HOME.  The undersigned have for sale the following desirable  residence property:  One-story cottage and stable, corner Silica and Ward  streets; ground 50x 120 feet; price $2000.  One-story and a half cottage on Victoria street; ground  25x 120 feet; price $1400.  One-storv cottage on Victoria street; ground 25x120 feet;  price $1000".  One-story and half cottage on Victoria street; ground  37;Vx 120 feet; price $2500.  One-story cottage and stable, corner Victoria and Ward  streets; ground 50x120 feet; price $3000.  HOUSTON & INK,  Real estate agents, Nelson, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  ESTATE AND   iVIINES  CONVEYANCING.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled  on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  ..Representatives   at   Vancouver*,    New   Westminster,  an������i   Victoria.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Beal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST  BAKER STREET   .NELSON,   B. ���������.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTERESTS in the  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  owners, miners, and prospectors  TO THE SLOCAN MINES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  DEALERS   IN  GE  NERAL   MERCHASSIDBSE  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to i) miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but 00 miles.  The EASIEST and QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. Pack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  &&  ^mmmm^m (VW?C->Y>*M!������tt  rici:;.rr m(K*&.zt%'*-r?������V ���������,-.  6  THE  MINEB:    NELSON,  JB^ 0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAECH  12,   1892.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that (JO days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of,  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Charles E. Taylor and and R. F. Perry's N.  E. corner post, about (wo and one-half miles east of the  town of Nelson, oh the south bank of Kootenay river,  thence south 20 chains, thence west SO chains, thence north  20 chains to the south bank of Kootenay river, thence east  following the sinuosities of the shore line of Kootenay  river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. CHARLES E. TAYLOR,  Nelson, February 24th, 1S92.   R. F. PERRY.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply, within 60  days, to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,  which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing  at a post marked R; H. Arthur's N. W. corner, planted  near south bank of Kootenay river, three and one-half  miles west of Nelson, thence running south 20 chains,  thence east SO chains* thence north 20 chains more or less  to the river, thence west following meanderings of river  to initial post; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right-of-way of railway included therein.  Nelson, February 20th, 1S92. R. H. ARTHUR.  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 the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Bert Crane and Duncan McRae's southeast  corner on the north bank Of the Kootenay river, about one  mile below the Kootenay & Columbia railway bridge,  thence 40 chains north, thence 80 chains west, thence 40  chains south, thence 80 chains east following the shore of  Kootenay river to place of commencement; containing 320  acres more or less,- except right-of-way of railway companj7  in area claimed. BERT CRANE,  c   Nelson, January 18th, 1892. DUNCAN McRAE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situate, in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post placed upon the east bank of Slocan river, said post  being about 4 miles from the mouth of Slocan river, thence  running east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west' 40 chains, thence following the meanderings of  the river to the place of commencement; containing 160  acres more or loss.  Nelson, January 19th, 1892.  RICHARD STUCKEY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase a tract of land situated in West  Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing  at a post marked Eli Carpenter's southeast corner post,  near the junction of Carpenter and Seaton creeks, and  about 6 miles east of Slocan lake, thence running north 40  chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 80 chains to initial post; containing- 320 acres  more or less. ELI CARPENTER.  Nelson, January 5th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post on Queen's Bay marked Arthur E. Hodgin's S. E.  corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, more or less to the lake shore,  thence following the shore in a southerly direction to the  point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  ARTHUR E. HODGINS.  Nelson, December 15th, 1891.  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 the following described tract of  land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a  post marked W. J. Wilson and-William: Wilson's southwest corner, near north bank of Kootenay river and about  4 miles west of Slocan outlet, running thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains to place of commencement; containing 160  acres -more or Jess, except right of way of Columbia &  Kootenay railway in area claimed.  ���������      W. J. WILSON,     t  WILLIAM WILSON.  Nelson, B. C, February 20th, 1892.  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 the following described tract of  land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a.  post ��������� marked Charles A. Sloan and Henry P. Jackson's  northwest post, on the south shore of the west arm of  Kootenay lake opposite the southwest stake of the town  of Balfour, thence run'ning south 40 chains, along the eastern boundary of the Columbia & Kootenay Railway Company's block 12, thence east 80 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence west following the meanderings of the outlet to point of commencement; containing 320 acres more  or less. CHARLES A. SLOAN.  HENRY P. JACKSON.  Balfour, B. C, 19th February, 1S92.  Notice is hereby given that 00 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a: post marked E. Percy Whallcy's S. E. corner, at the S.  W. corner post of lot 225, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains more or less to the  water, thence following the shore line to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  E. PERCY WHALLEY.  Dated Nelson, February 20th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked B. H. Lee's S. W. corner post, about high  water mark on north bank of Kootenay river, about 6 miles  east of the town of Nelson, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south to the bank of Kootenay river,  thence following the meanderings of Kootenay river to the  initial post; containing 450 acres more or less.  BENJAMIN HENRY LEE.  ,     Nelson, February 20th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief Commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked W. N. Rolfe's S. E. corner post, on the Kootenay river nearly opposite the town of Nelson, thence north  20 chains, thence, west 80 chains, thence south 20 chains  more or less to the shore of the river, thence easterly along  the shore of said river to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less. W. N. ROLFE.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  'apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked T. Lee Peters'sN. E. corner post, planteclon  the south side of jKootenay river, at the outlet, thence south  40 chains thence west 40 chains to the east line of the Columbia & Kootenay railway block, thence north 40 chains  to the river, thence following the shore of said river easterly to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. T. LEE PETERS.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given thataG0 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake planted about half a mile east of Forty-nine creek,  on south side of Kootenay river, marked "Neil McLean's  northeast corner," running thence 20 chains south, thence  SO chains west, thence 20 chains north, thence east (following the banks of the river) to initial stake; containing 160  acres more or less. NEIL McLEAN.  Dated, February 20th, 1892. > M. C. MONAGHAN.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. D. Townley's northeast corner, planted  on the south shore of the Kootenay river about 500 feet east  of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway where  same crosses the Kootenay rapids, thence 20 chains south,  thence 80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, to the shore  of the Kootenay river, thence in an easterly direction following the shore of the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right of way of railroad company in area claimed.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892. J. D. TOWNLEY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. Hamilton's northeast corner, planted 350  feet above the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway  where the same crosses the Kootenay rapids, on the north  side of the river, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence east 20 chains, thence following the shore of  the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting right of way of  railroad company in area claimed. J. HAMILTON.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked F. G. Christie's southeast corner, on the  north bank of Kootenay lake, nearly opposite the month  of Cottonwood Smith creek, thence north 20 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east 80  chains following shore of Kootenay lake to initial stake;  containing 160 acres more or less.   '       F. G. CHRISTIE.  Revelstoke, B. C, February 19th, 1892.  TIMBER   LEASE   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date J intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and -works for  permission to lease for lumbering purposes the following  described tract of land, situate in West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post marked C. J. Dupont's N. E. corner,  about 5 miles southwest.of the town of Nelson, thence west  40 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence west 20 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence south  40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thence east 20 chains thence south 20 chains, thence east  40 chains, thence north 140 chains, to the point of commencement; containing 840 acres more or less.  February 1st, 1892. C. J. DUPONT.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue taxes, for 1892, are now due and payable at my oflice,  Nelson. T. H. G1FFIN,  Nelson, February 13th, 1892. Assessor and collector.  DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, doing business at Nelson, British Columbia,  under the firm name of Madden Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due the firm arc payable to Thomas Madden, who will pay all debts owing by  the firm.  Dated at Nelson, British Columbia, February 26th, 1892.  Witness: HUGH MADDEN,  John Houston. THOMAS MADDEN.  NOTICE.  A competent accountant offers his services to take charge  of a few sets of books at a moderate charge in each case.  All business treated as strictly confidential. Address A.,  care The Miner.  AMENDMENTS   THAT   ARE    NOW    LAW.  The act to amend the Land Act passed its  third reading and went into effect February  23rd.    It is given in full below :  1. Section 5 of the "Land Act" and. section 2  of the /'Land. Act Amendment Act, 1890." are  hereby repealed and the following is substituted,  therefor:  "5. Except as; hereinafter appears, any person being the head of a family, a widow, or  single man over the age of eighteen years, and  being a British subject, or any alien, upon his  making a declaration of his intention to become  a, British subject before a commissioner,.-notary.:,  public, justice, of the peace,'or other officer appointed therefor, which declaration shall be in  the Form No. 1 iu the schedule to the''Land  Act," and upon his riling the same with'the  commissioner, may record any tract of unoccupied and unreserved crown lands (not being an  Indian settlement) not exceeding one hundred  and sixty acres in extent: Provided, that such  right shall not be held to extend to any of the  aborigines of this continent, except to such as  shall have obtained permission in writing to so  record by a special order of the lieutenant-governor in council."  2. Section 9 of the "Land Act" is hereby repealed and the following is substituted therefor:  "9. Every piece of such unoccupied, unsur-  veyed, and unreserved land as aforesaid, sought  to be preempted under the provisions of this  act, shall, save as hereinafter is provided, be of  rectangular or square shape, and one hundred  and sixty.acres shall either in ea$u re fort y chains  by forty chains (equal to eight hundred and  eighty yards by eight hundred and eighty yards)  or twenty chains by eighty chains (equal to four  hundred and forty yards by seventeen hundred  and sixty yards). Eighty acres shall measure  twenty chains by forty chains, and forty acres  shall measure twenty chains by twTenty chains.  Alllines shall be run true north and south and  true east and west."  3. Section 21 of the ''Land Act" is hereby  amended by striking out after the word ''acres"  in the fourth line all the words down to and including the word "Cascades" in rhe fifth line,  and the words "or his agent" on the eighth line  and the words "or their agents" on the ninth  line.  4. The clauses substituted for section 29of the  "Land Act" by section 4 of the "Land Amendment Act, 1891," are hereby repealed.  5. Section 5 of the "Land Amendment Act,  1891," is hereby struck out and the following  substituted therefor:  "5. Such of the lands of the province, the surveys whereof have been duly made or adopted  by the government, and confirmed by notice in  the British Columbia Gazette, may, whenever  so ordered by the lieutenant-governor in council,  from time to time be put up at public auction  (of which auction due and sufficient notice shall  be given), upon such terms and conditions as  may be considered advisable."  6. Section 54 of the "Laud Act" is hereby repealed and the following is substituted therefor:  "54.    Leases of surveyed unpreempted crown  timber lands which have been previously offered  to public competition may  be granted  by the  lieutenant-governor in council for a term not to  exceed  twenty-one  years, to  any   person, persons, or corporation duly authorized in that behalf, for the purpose of cutting spars, timber, or  lumber, a.nd actually engaged in those pursuits,  who have tendered the highest cash bonus, subject to the  payment of an annual rental of ten  cents per acre, and of a royalty of fifty cents per  thousand feet on the scaled measurement of the  logs cut on the leased premises:    Provided, also,  that the  lease shall contain  provisions  binding  the lessee to erect  in such part of the province,  as may be approved of by the chief commissioner  of lands and works, a lumber mill appurtenant  to the limit and capable of cutting not less than  one thousand feet of lumber in inch boards per  day of twelve   hours for each and  every  four-  hundred acres  of land included in  such lease;  and any such lease may be subject to any general stipulations which the lieutenant-governor  in  council  may   see fit   to  impose:    Provided,  further, that any tender which may be made by  any person who is not  the owner of a properly  equipped saw-mill in some part of the province  appurtenant to the limit desired, will not be considered unless accompanied by a certified check  equal to ten cents per acre for each and every  1/  ���������fts4.",hV.1'S  TT  -!?_������-?;��������� ^. THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   MAECH  12,   1892.  acre contained in the limit tendered for, as a  guarantee for the erection of a suitable mill  within two years."  7. Section 55 of the "Land Act" is hereby  repealed.  8. Sections 56 and 57 of the "Land Act" and  section  10 of the "Land Act Amendment Act*  ���������1891," are hereby repealed.  9. Section .73 of the "Land Act" is amended  by adding thereto after the word "ties" in the  fourth line, the words "shingle or other bolts of  E COMPANY, LTD.  cedar," and  by striking out all the words after  ���������the word "measure" in the ninth line.  10. Wherever the words "chief commissioner  of lands and works or surveyor-general" occur  in the "Land Act" the words "or surveyor-gen-,  eral" shall be struck Out.,  ..11;.'',--The-reservation- placed upon crown land  in West Kootenay district, notice of which was  published in the British Columbia Gazette, and  dated twelt'th Deceiuher, eighteen h u ndred and  eighty-nine, is hereby rescinded.  l2. Itshail be lawful for the lieutenant-governor in council from time to time to make rules  and regulations, not inconsistent with the statute, for the carrying into effect a "rid operation  the true intent and meaning of the "Land Act"  and amendments thereto, and such rules and  regulations shall from time to time be published  in the British Columbia Gazette and signed by  the chief commissioner of lands and works, and  shall have the effect and force of law.  13. The provisions of this Act shall not apply  to the case of any bona tide location of land followed by compliance with the provisions of the  "Land Act" and due notice of intention to apply for leave to purchase which may have been  advertised as required by law previous to the  twenty-second day of February, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and notwithstanding anything in this act contained any person having  given such notice, and having fully complied  ���������with the provisions of the "Land Act," may be  permitted to purchase the land applied for if the  purchase be carried to completion on or before  the thirtieth September, eighteen hundred and  ninety-two, but not later, and if the chief commissioner of lands and works shall be satisfied  'that-but-for the passage of this act the purchase  ���������would-have been allowed to proceed.  14. This act may be cited as the "Land Act  Amendment Act, 1S92.';  c Creede, Colorado.  This new mining district of Colorado I ha4" has  recently come into prominence is on the line of  the  Denver & Rio  Grande  railway,   320  miles  south and.west from Denver. The Creede station  is in a narrow pass about 150 feet wide, the walls  of which rise wit 11 a slope from 700 to 750 feet.  Willow creek, a small stream traversing this  pass, empties into the Rio Grande river 4 miles  from the station. The mines are found on the  slopes of the two mountains which form this  pass. One of the most notable of these mines  is the Holy Moses, which was originally located  by N. C. Creede and is on what is known locally  as Campbell mountain, while the Ethel and Last  Chance are on Bachelor mountain, and so is the  Amethyst. The altitude of these mines is somewhat greater than Leadville. Already a street  has grown up in the gulch, very much in the  shape of a corkscrew, three-fourths of a mile in  length. There are through trains every day  from Denver to Creede, and the fare is $15.35.  Living is said to be reasonable as to prices and  quality;    Freight on ore to Denver is $8 per ton.  AIL <&hb* 4������ilk".i;il.s  Are  of S:t������i>orJc������I  SSraittfs.  Vancouver World, February 23:  "W. P: Robinson, who during the boom days held the office  of county court bailiff in Winnipeg, arrived in  the city a few days since, and today he received  official notice of his appointment as deputy  sheriff of the Nelson district under sheriff Redgrave of Donold. Mr. Robinson is an old friend  of sheriff's officer Patterson of this city, through  whose assistance he received his present appointment. Mr. Robinson leaves for Nelson in a few  days."  , Cabbage,  potatoes,  carrots,   turnips,   parsnips.   Prices,  delivered at wharf, furnished on application.  AMBROSE MORGAN, Nelson.  February 20th, 1892.  OXJ1  TOROl^TO;   OHSTTARIO.  MANIJPAOTITEEES OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS OF MAEINE AND STATI0NAEY  British Columbia  Branch :   52<> Cordova Street,  Vancouver.  ���������������������������/���������'������������������^'���������'^  Keep in  stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilersand engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  GINES AND  SINKING  PUMPS FOR  MINES,  W..J.  WILSON.  VV. PERDUE.  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  Lake country.  n order to obtain the full benefit of the coming season's  crise in values.  LOTS   AT   REASONABLE   PRBOES  and on the best termS: can' be had of C. HAMBER, West  Baker street, Nelson, duly authorized Nelson agent for the  Kaslo-Kobtenay Land Company, Limited.  WILS  PROPRIETORS OF  .AT  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country:  . NELSON, 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.  irirxoies to suit the times  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  During the winter  EXPEESS   PAE0ELS  AND   LIGHT   PEEIGHT  will be promptly forwarded to and from  Colville, Trail, Nelson, Balfour, Pilot Bay, and Ainsworth.  NELSON OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  Telephone 32.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGINEEE AND AE0HITE0T,  T������&SOtf   BS8IffLE&Itf������         NELSON, IB. ���������.  Barrister at   Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public,  Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  PROPRIETOR OF THE  CORRAL and STABL:  Corner  BSlufF and  War<l  Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telcp  one 45.  Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephoned.  E.   C.    B  5  Special attention given to care and treatment of diseased  teeth. Crown and bridge work of the most approved  modes. Gold plates, as well as vulcanite, inserted. Teeth  regulated. All work warranted. Will visit West Kootenay at the opening of navigation and spend the greater  part of the summer. Due notice of visit will be given in  The Miner.  .January 19th, 1892.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.    Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL C0NTEA0T TO 0AEEY PASSENGEES  and baggage, to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN  NELSON.  Stove and Cord wood for Sale.  h*  miiMMMi'jMiw^miuimajwi^^  BJS5SSBE5  Kiffll������������M3fSW..^MUSUmiMfJ,M4^  t m  11  mi  h  8  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATTJEDAY,  MAEOH 12,   1892.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned G-oods, Hardware, Eta   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Denarj;ment, and'the pubHc will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  and compare Prices.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and II East Yernon Street, 1ELS0N, B. G,  L SM Ail,   -miGGETS    OF ���������  NEW8.  The Land Act Amendment  Act, printed on  another   page,   will   generally  be  admitted  as  legislation in the right direction; but, at the  same time, no good reason can be advanced for  permitting the commissioner of lands and works  to withdraw land from preemption a,t -will.  Even bets are made that the Spokane will  reach Nelson before the Lytton will reach Robson. Captain Troupe says the latter boat will  leave Little Dalles on the 20th, provided the  stage of water.in the Columbia is increased by a  foot. The Spokane can leave Bonner's Ferry at  any time after the ice goes out of-Kootenay  river.  ., In answer to numerous inquiries, The Miner  can state truthfully that there are no vacant  houses, suitable for residences, in any of ,the  towns in the Kootenay Lake country. There  are, however, any number of vacant lots, suitable for residence buildings.  The cells in the government building at Nelson  have been torn out, and recorder Griffin has now  a roomy and comfortable office, even if its walls  are but hewn cedar logs adorned with the "land  notices" of the Slocan "Lake land grabbers.  Now that he is daily using- the bridge on Bluff  street, Charles B. Taylor will probably call at  The Miner office and pay the amount of his  subscription to that public work.  William Elson and M. J. McGrath arrived at  Nelson on Monday night. They came direct  from the main line of the Canadian Pacific,  where they have been employed since leaving  here last fall. They report more snow: in the  Selkirks than at any time since 1SS6.  Pile driving was commenced on the new wharf  on Thursday; a sidewalk is being laid on Hall  street from, the steamboat landing to Vernon  street; a 12-foot sidewalk was laid from the corner of Josephine and Baker streets to the Tre-  mont hotel and a plank walk from the Silver  King hotel to Albert Barrett's meat market;  the frame of the Presbyterian .church is up; the  stone foundation is in for the new Houston <fe  Ink block; the door and window frames of the  Post office and The Miner office were painted a  spotless  white���������indicative  of the  character of  the men who run these institutions; the Madden  house and the new hotel building on Bluff street  were painted green j to indicare the nativity of  their owners; and considerable headway was  made on the Barnard, the Mara, and the Selous  buildings.  Fifty axmen wanted at Pilot Bay to cut wood and clear  land.   Apply on the ground to   CAMERON & BLACK.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that W. M. Wallace, as agent for  the Neosho Mining Company (Foreign), has filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favor of the mineral claim known as the "Neosho," situate  in Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within 60 days from date of publication.  N.FITZSrrjBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, March 10th, 1892.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  existing between us, the undersigned, as Lindsay & Aldous  in the town of Nelson, has this day been dissolved by  mutual consent. All debts owing the said partnership are  to be paid to G. & N. Aldous at Nelson, and all claims  against the said partnership are to be presented to the said  G. & N. Aldous, by whom the same will be settled.  Nelson, March 12th, 1SD2. G. M. LINDSAY,  Witness: .'"'.-���������       N. W. ALDOUS,  ���������������������������James Neeland. GEORGE W. ALDOUS.  LANDSCAPE  PHOTOGRAPHEKS.  Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.   Also, always  on hand a stock of  MIEE0ES, PIOTUEE MOLDIrTGS,  STEEL E������-  GEAVINGS, ETCHINGS, AND PHOTOGRAVURES,  WEST  ISAKBSSg   STREET,        . .. .-,,. .NELSON,   55. C.  . E Teetzel  DEALERS  IN  M  S.  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  W^VLESAJLE     I>EA1,S{1RS     IN     Cli&AltS.       KAYAIOlVlft  ' . SEWItf������'"MACHINES   tX   STACK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  Fosloiliec  Store,   Nelson,   IS. ���������.  AND GENTS' FUEtflSEOTG GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  G-roceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  Clothing, and (rents' Furnishings.  Miners' Supplies a Specialty;  WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT.���������Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. AGENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest iErated Water  Co.; G-ooderham & Worts' Whisky.  TELEPHONE   S_  -ft  3r?mj?&g^^  SJilliBSBIiig^^


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