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 ���������<Wi iTlLKtfZS*3X*l3"ZXlt^E-Zl  wg^TTiiraMnarffiriatfiirimirtiim^^ n   ..*  ��������� t  (' i  ct  11  The Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  The Ores are  ��������� -  Iffigh-Girarte in Gold,  Silver, Copper,  and Iiea������l.  FUMBEK 101.  KELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,  JUNE 4,  1892.  $4 A TEAE.  THE   SLOCAN    COUNTRY.  In pleasing contrast to the discriptions of  Slocan on which we commented last week is an  article in the Victoria Times. The writer has  followed a different course to that usually taken  when writing up a country. He has heen over  the ground himself and speaks solely of what he  has seen. Those who know the Slocan country  will recognize the correctness and justice of the  following:  It has not perhaps occurred to those who have  looked only at the maps of the country to consider the Slocan river and lake as one of the  parallel series of north and south lines of depression. A trip from the junction of the Slocan  with Kootenay river up the Slocan river and lake  and up the valley to the summit of the Nakusp  Pass, wTill enable the traveller to see that here  for at least a distance of 80 miles the crust of the  earth has been broken through at the same time  and  in   the same general manner as have been  the greater number of the series that have been  named. As in Kootenay lake and the Arrow  lakes, it can be seen that the edge of the crust  west of the line of cleavage sank and the eastern  edge rose up and came forward, overlapping the  other. This edge, standing perpendicular or  overhanging, finally broke off with its own  weight, and fell forward, forminga curious range  of foothills. The Cape Horns and Bluebell blurt's  of Arrow and Kootenay lakes are on Slocan lake  to be seen on even a grander scale.      '  '  For more than thirty miles at the soutnern end  the Slocan valley has become filled to a height  above water level by drift brought through the  valley and by slides from the sides. The flow of  water suffices to keep clear only a narrow river  bed which zig-zags through the valley, forming  angles of incidence and reflection with the rocky  walls against which it strikes. For more than  'Wu miles further towards the north the water  Ties from wall to wall. . All .loose material that  has so far fallen into it has been lost in apparently unfathomable depths. Where the shores  consist of loose rock or gravel, they can be seen  in the clear water of early spring 100 feet or  more, extending downward like riprapped slope  of a railway embankment, and only imagination has so far suggested what the depth may  be before bottom is reached. Still further north  the valley rises gradually, then passes over a :  low summit, and then by a broken course con- :  nects itself with the south end of Upper Arrow  lake.  Among the large creeks running into Slocan  lake is one on the east shore, halfway up, now  known as Carpenter creek. Its headwaters interlace with those of Kaslo creek. The prospectors who have made the famous mineral discoveries last fall came by way of Kaslo, but they  did not fail to observe that the principal prospects were very much nearer Slocan lake than  they were to Kaslo and on the Slocan side of the  summit. Attention was thereto directed to the  feasibility of a route by which men and supplies  could be got into Slocan lake. The Slocan river,  at a medium stage of water, affords fair boating.  There are no bad rapids, and many stretches of  easy water are found. Except for one or two  log jams, a loaded boat can be taken up without portaging. But boating is slow and hard  work, and so, with characteristic enterprise, the  Nelson people decided to cut a trail.  The distance is about 30 miles, and parts of it  required grading as well as chopping. A government commissioner might easily have spent  $5000, but with a fund of $2000, voluntarily contributed the work was rushed, through and then  winter -closed down a very passable trail connected the 0. & K. railway with the foot of  slack water, 4 miles, below the lake.  Impetuous adventurers, who have known  what, it is to arrive too late at other mining  camps, tramped this trail during all the months  of winter.    Early in March the snow was gone  from it, and since that date some hundreds of  pedestrians have gone over it, notwithstanding  the reiterated warnings published that the mineral discoveries could not be visited until May or  June. The battle royal between the land-grabbers and and the 'government is a matter of history, but a compromise has been reached by  which the govern ment has confiscated the principal prizes that were in the lottery, and allowed  their competitors to retain the blanks.  The government might with some propriety  and with great occasional profit to the treasury  amend the mining laws and so administer them,  that while all land should be open for record as  mining claims, they, the government, would  exercise the:'discretion of hold ing for t h emsel ves  anything which might be of any apparent  value. This action would be of the same grade  of dignity as is that by which they offer their  vacant lands upon certain terms to all comers,  and then step in and hold from applicants anything which it appears will turn- out to be of  special va-1 ue. ' .       "V  Our woiild^be speculators have found at Slocan lake; the 2 points most likely to become  townsites, reserved by the government, and  they are forced to content themselves with trying to guess where f he principal business streets  will fall, and seek to gain some advantage by  squatting upon the corners.  The site at the mouth of Carpenter creek affords a mile square of level bench land, made up  by ������he boulders, gravel and sand brought down  by the creek, and now overgrown by small-sized  trees of poplar and jack pine. The early arrivals ran a line for a street along the front and  staked the lots for themselves. Later comers  %ave extended the survey and appropriated  what they thought desirable, while those who  came still later have refused to recognise the  original platting, have run out streets upon a  new system and occupied the corners so formed.  Fortunately a surveyor is now upon the ground  and the Gordian knot will be cut.  One gathers from a hasty trip through the  Slocan region the impression that here a new  theatre has been thrown open, upon the stage  of which, during the next few years, and after  that for many years to come, many thousands  of human beings will display their activities.  The early squabbles over townsites and corner  lots will pass out of 'mind, as have the disputes  that may have taken place among the earlier  trappers as tofprior rights to this or that beaver  dam. But the solid rocks which nature here  has tilted up in such immense masses contain  mineral wealth which for many generations  will give employment to thousands of men, and  a population will gather here which will learn  to love the rugged magnificence of their surroundings. The chaos of a mighty world; will  round into form, and the rude and jostling fragments of mind and matter, take their places in  the fabric of a mighty state.  More & ratling.  Engineer Hodgins has received instructions  from the government and the Canadian Pacific  railwa3r to get out plans and specifications for  clearing and grading the following streets in  Nelson :  Latimer street from Kootenay street to Hendryx  KASLO    NOTES.  Mill  i <  a  ii  i i  a  Carbonate  a  a  ( t  a  a  Silica  a  a  Josephine  a  a  Falls  a  i i  Vernon  (i  Silica.  Victoria  t c  t i  Kootenay  a  Falls.  Park  a  i i  Front  a  Vernon.  Vernon  a  I i  Park  a  Hall.  Lake  a  I i  Ward  a  Park.  Hall  i i  i t  Baker  a  Government wharf  Front  a  ii  Ward  a  Hall.  Josephine  a  i i  it  4 i  Vernon  i i  tt  Front.  It is the intention to have this work done by ;  degress  in  order that at least   $2000 a month  may be spent in wages throughout the summer  months.  Two more rich strikes are reported this week  from the vicinity of Bear and Fish lakes. Some  of the rock has been brought down here, and  looks to be as rich as every find in this district  has proved to be up to date. Assays are now  being made.  The traffic up the. trail is steadily increasing,  and the packers have all the freight they can  .carry.  Building is going on briskly. Green Bros.,,  have just completed a frame building on A  avenue, block 7. Messrs. Brennan & Suck-  smith's residences on Front street, are now finished and occupied.  The church on B avenue is temporarily com-,  pleted, and the first service was held by the rev.  mr. Martin on Sunday evening, the 22nd ultimo.  Archie Fletcher has bought the corner lot  next the Grand Central hotel, and is building an  addition to his present house which will double  its size. On the opposite corner mr. D. Ma-  honey has bought two lots, and is going to  buildan hotel there.  Mr. Coy has rented the pavilion used for  dancing on the 21th df May, and converted it  into a feed-store. He is also putting up a 3-  stbrey building on Front street.  A good deal of real estate has changed hands  in the last week at prices ranging from $225 to  $800 per lot. Messrs. Coy and Mahoney were  the principal buyers.  Contracts for grading Front, Third, Fourth  and Fifth streets and A and B Avenues have  been let, and the work is now being vigorously  carried on ; the contract for a bridge across Kaslo river on Third street will be signed tomorrow  (Thursday), when the drawings for the wharf  and 2 warehouses will be completed, and tenders for building them will at once be called for.  Tenders for clearing the right-of-way for the  Kaslo & Slocan railway will be asked for about  the 15th instant, as soon as the engineer has the  location finished.  The   Whitewater  Mr/Alexander, who is negotiating in the interests of a foreign company for the purchase  of the Whitewater, returned to Nelson on  Thursday. The Whitewater has an average  across the lead, which is a big one, of $24 to the  ton in free-milling gold. The present owners  have been hampered in their efforts to develop  the property by the defective qualities of the  mill they have on the ground. It is unsuitable  for the hard rock of the Whitewater and has in  addition suffered in its wanderings about'the  country. With a 20-stamp mill in full blast the  Whitewater should prove a bonanza to anyone  operating it,   Is ft a Ho ?  The presence in Nelson of mr. Chas. Roepel, a  world-renowed mine expert, means a great deal.  Mr. Roepel himself has little or nothing to say  with regard to the Silver King, but it is generally  understood that, should the property prove anything like so valuable as represented, the bond  ���������which is already signed���������will be taken up and  the mine will be sold for a million and a half.  B������iIot Bay.  Last night dr. Hendryx received 3 carloads of  machinery, being a first installment of his smelter outfit. Work is being pushed forward on  the townsite. ���������  The Davies-Sayward Sawmill company will  be drowned out if the water rises another 2  feet.  'i  ���������   To Restrict the Copper Output.  The Tharsis Sulphur and Copper company  has decided to join the movement -to restrict  the output of copper within the limit of tune expiring Julv, 1893. This move will diminish the  amount of copper on European markets 20,000  tons.  MAUHmmiMLIUWJM^I.  MMwJUJMluJunMuiunu  &J5T  H.|Sv  il������(v'-f.J  ri   J'  ���������ll*ll THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE  4,   1892.  A    JACK    FILL.  One of the western members.of congress, who  has seen a great deal of life on the plains and in  the mining camps, tells an interesting story of  a game of poker and  a subsequent tragedy, of.  which  he   was  an   involuntary   witness  a  few  years ago.    It was in one of those live mining  towns in New Mexico.    Everything was on the  boom, and gambling houses were in full blast, as  they are in all frontier (owns.  'fc I dropped in one day," he said,   "just to see  how the boys were getting along.    A game of  poker was in progress at one of tlie tables, and  it attracted me, as there were 2 men in it whom  I   knew   personally.    They   were 'both  pretty  rough  characters and one of them' was a  desperado who was feared from Texas to Montana.  He was one of those quiet fellows,  of nervous  temperament,  who said little at all times,   but  acted quietly and desperately in a crisis.    There  was, a good-sized jack-pot on  the table, and it  was his opponent's  deal.    The cards came out  one  at  a  time,'- and  I  noticed   that   our quiet  friend,   whose  face   unchjr iuost   circumstances  never changed, appeal ed to get pale as he picked  up his last 2 cards one after another.  ���������"������������������"���������I saw that there was something unusual in  his manner, but I did   not   understand why he  should  manifest   such   agitatiou   when   nobodv  was creating the least diversion of any sort.    It  was clear, to me afterwards.    His opponent, who  was dealing,   watched him   narrowly.    As   the  quiet  man   picked up his last card he  reached  quickly towaid his belt as if to pull a revolver.  His motion  was  anticipated   by   his opponent,  w lie'in a flash drew from his own belt a revolver and commenced firing across the table.    At  ihe second shot  the  desperado  fell   across .the  table, his life blood ebbing/from a bullet-wound.  He was  ca; ried   out,   and  the  hand   which   he  held  exposed to view.    He had drawn a jack-  j'uil on red sevens.    That was what had caused  what had iii-  is a supersti-  his face to change and that was  spired him to pull a gnu. There  "li<������'n among gamblers in the west that he who  sits"in a game and draws in a pat hand, a jack-  fifll of red sevens will never leave the game  alive. The nervous desperado had drawn this  fatal hand and ha>i immediately reached for his  revolver, feeling that a crisis had come. His  opponent had been too quick for him "and shot  him  dead."  Saw Himself tHe.  The following story is told about- dr. Wilsey,  who saw himself die out west and came to life  again.    The doctor told how he saw himself go  /)ut,of his body, saw his body,lying on the beet,  with his wife and sister kneeling by his side and  weeping.    He thought it a great joke on them  that   they  should   not   know   he   was as   much  alive as ever.    He laughed outright at the kjoke'  .and was surprised that they did not hear him  laugh. He went out of the house down street,  and then struck off into the country, thinking  to himself. "This must be the road people  take when they die." He hadn't gone far when  a voice warned him that if he got beyond a certain point he couldn't get back. But the sensation of being free from his body was so delightful and the landscape was so inviting that he  felt no desire to return. All the while, however,  he seemed to himself to be attached to his  physical body by a tine, almost invisible thread,  which kept drawing him back. He lost consciousness, and when he revived he was w  lying on his bed with his family around him.  a,ga i n  Morse-Work.  Ahorse will travel 100 .yards in 4 and a half  minutes at a walk, 400 yards in 2 minutes at a  trot,  400 y a I'd s in   1   minute  at   a  gallop.    The  usual work of a horse is taken at 22,500 pounds  raised 1 foot per minute for 8 hours per day. A  horse will'carry 250 pounds 25 miles-per uay of  8 hours. An average draught, horse will uraw  1,000 pounds 28 miles per day on a level road,  weight of wagon included. The average weight  of a horse is 1000 pounds, and his strength is  equivalent to that of 5 men. The greatest  amount a horse can pull in a hozorizontal line is  900 pounds, but he can only do this momentarily.  In continued exertion probable half of this is  the limit.    He attains his growth in 5 years.    A  THE J0HI DOTY ENGINE COMPANY, LTD.  OIE1   TORONTO,   ONTARIO.  MAOTTAOTUEEES OF ALL DESCRIPTIONSOF MAKINE AND STATI0NAKY  ISriiish Columbia  BSraiadi :   530 Cordova Street,  Vancouver.  0.,P. ST. JOHN, Manager.       >   '.:  Keep in stock, a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fitting's, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting; Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc. ���������  -     ��������� Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention. .'���������' i  HOISTING  EMQSENS AND  SINKING PUIVIPS FOR  MINES.  horse will live 25 days on water without solid,  food, .17 days wiibont earing or drinking, but  only 5 days on solid food without di inking.  SSats!  It .h-is often been said that  the glove-makers  of Paris make use in their trade of the skins of  rats which are caught  in   the sewers,  but this  has been denied.    Certainly the material would  not bestrong enough to successfully counterfeit  thumb part only,  the kid unless it was for the  which is genera1 ly of a Thinner and different  kind of leather from the rest. A thrifty Welshman at one time exhibited himself publicly in  England attired in a costume composed from  top~lo toe of rat-skins, which he had spent 3 years  and a half in collecting. The dress was made  entirely by himself. It consisted of hat, nee-Kerchief,' coat, waistcoat, trousers, tippet, gaiters  and shoes. The "number of rats required to complete the suit was 570. Most curious of the gar?  inents was the tippet, composed entirely of rats'  tails.  Fifty, men to chop cord wood at Kootenay Lake, 8 miles  above Pilot Bay. Apply at Balfour Trading Company's  store, or on the work. C. N. LA FRANCE.  Five-Room Cotmg-es to rent on Vernon Street. Apply R. F. Perry.  ~~ NOTICE.  Until a permanent oflice can be secured, the Nelson  central exchange of the Kootenay Lake Telephone Company will be in G. A. Bigelow's store.  W. A. CRANE, secretary.  Nelson, April 30th, 1892.  NOTICE.  All general orders or guarantees in favor of any foreman.  or jobbers on my account are canceled from this date.  Parties getting credit on my account, must have my special  order of later date than this notice.  Nelson, May 26th, 1892. G. O. BUCHANAN.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   TIMBER   LEASE.  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 on the following tract of land:  Beginning at a post on the west side of the big creek about  two miles from Slocan lake, thence north 120 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south 120 chains, thence west 80  chains to place of beginning; containing 960 acres more or.  less. G. O.  BUCHANAN.  Carpenter Creek, May 18th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend to  apply to tlie chief commissioner of lands and works for a  license to cut timber upon the following- tract of land,  described as follows: Beginning at a post on the west  shore of Slocan lake about U miles from the inlet, thence  west 120 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 120  chains more or less to the lake shore, thence following the  lake shore to the place of beginning, containing 950 acres  more or less. WILSON   HILL,  Carpenter Creek, May 9,1892. Per G. O. B.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a  license to cut timber upon the government reserve at the  inlet of Slocan lake, consisting of 640 acres more or less.  ALFRED   HILL,  Nelson, B. C, May 4th, 1892. Per G. O. B.  FOR  RENT.  Offices and stores on Josephine street.  BOGLE & WHALLEY, The Miner office.  Office, Victoria, B. C.  Works, Nanaimo, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS OF  -A.nsr:D  WHOLESALE DEALERS IN  SAFETrOTp,L)ETGNiTGBp,  ELEOTEIG BLASTING APPAEATUS.  Will open a branch office and magazine at Nelson on-or  ���������   f.: about May loth, 1892.  HP HP  _������lg-ie^sto? foe jb. o_  RODS/ KEELS,  LINES,  CASTS, FLIES  & MINNOWS  '. .   : IN  GREAT VARIETY.  WHOLESALE 'ASI>  RETAIL.  Orders   by   mail receive   prompt   arid 'careful attention.  Charles  E.  Tisdall,  VA1TCOTJVEB  W.  J.   WILSON.  W.  PERDUE.  WILSON & PERDUE,  PROPRIETORS  OF  NELSON AND AINSWOETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Nelson   Office   and   Market,   11   East   Baker  Ainsworth  Market,  Sprague  Street.  Street.  iMMMS  mmmmmmmmmmimmsmm  Hs.Vt*���������"-������������������-if ?..������> aEWWEtifeeaMfiiMa;  m vj������fjT-i-nr >jMa)mwn mi w l mumum  ITZ HT'l "' ���������" ; ~���������."    \i    '" "''. f.'j"U"'��������� V~"-l"  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JUNE 4.   1892:  Will open with a complete  stock of Builder's, Shelf, and  Heavy Hardware, Iron,  Steel, Nails, Doors,  Windows, Paints,'Oils;- Glass, etc.   Miner's Tools a specialty.   Full lines in every department.  Gor. Baker and  fouS.,  son.  R BYERS, Manager.  EXTRACTING   METALS    15 Y    ELECTRICITY..  One of the most important applications of  electrolysis is the separation of ..-metals' from  their ores, or reduction of ores, as it is usually  called. The crude ores are first reduced by  chemical means to salts capable of being elec-  trolyzed, or decomposed by the electric current.  The principal ores that are reduced in this manner are those of gold, silver,' copper, zinc, lead,  magnesium, aluminum and sodium.  Bunsen  was the first, one to separate metals  from   their Ores  by  electrolysis.    This  was  in  1854.    By this process  he  obtained aluminum,  barium, sodium, and magnesium, operating on  the chlorides of these  metals.    Sir Humphrey  Davy obtained potasium and sodium from potash and soda, experimentally, in 1807.    Bun sen's  method of reducing  ores 'consisted., mainly-'in.  submitting the fused chlorides to electrolysis in  a glazed porcelain crucible, maintained at a red  heat, and   divided  into 2 compartments,  by a  porous earthenware  partition  reaching  nearly  to the bottom.    He used coke carbon electrodes,  the metals going to the cathode and the chlorine  to   the   anode.    Bunsen's   method   of  reducing  aluminum was subsequently improved on by St.  ��������� Claire Deville.    Beequerel, about. 1855, obtained  silver,   copper and lead from their ores by the  electrolytic process.    He first reduced the silver  ore to a chloride, and  the copper and lead ores  to  sulphates.    The   economical   production   of  current   by   dynamos   has   revolutionised   the  early methods of the reduction of ores by electrolysis, which was the battery currents.    The  batteries were expensive to maintain, but even  the dynamo current is not always the most practical and economical.    The salts still generally  employed  are  the  chlorides,   though   the  sulphates, nitrates, and acetates are preferable for  some   metals.    The   manner  of   preparing   the  salts from their ores is by roasting, fusing, pulverizing,   treating with acids and  other operations, according to the nature of the  ore and  other  conditions.    The salts are afterwards reduced to liquid form, either by fusion or solution in water.   A .Singula!- Offense,  The charges that are made against the Chilian government, of despotism, etc., recall a  story told by colonel Thomas H. Nelson after  his return from Chili, where he represented the  American government as minister under the  administration of Abraham Lincoln. He said:  " On the day after my arrival at Santiago, the  capital of Chili, I received a message from an1  American then in jail at that place, who desired  to see me as early as convenient. 1 called at;  once, and found a man who looked not unlike  Joe Jefferson when he made up as Rip Van  Winkle. He said his name was Story and that  he had been in that place 6 months, which was  by no means inviting,- and all his elfoits to find  out why he was incarcerated or to secure a hearing had been without avail. He desired my assistance. I called at once upon the minister- of  foreign affairs and requested some information  as to the cause of Story's imprisonment.  " The minister had never heard of the case,  but said as I was to be 'presented' tomorrow he  would inquire into the case, and by the time I  was installed as envoy extraordinary and minis  ter plenipotentiary he would' take up the case  with me. Imagine my surprise the next day on  learning that my countryman was charged with  'contempt of court,' and that his 'contempt'  consisted "of entering the 'supreme court and  s'eati n g hi m self within the bar, when h e h a d  crossed his legs and looked directly at. the  judges.' I said: '* There could have been no  contempt intended. It is an American characteristic'  " When I entered the private room of president Lincoln to take my final leave previous to  my departure for this city, my post of duty, I  found the president in a chair tilted back, with  the middle of his. back on the edge of the seat of  the chair and his legs tied, it seemed to me, in a  double bow-knot on the marbel mantel. I assure you there has been a great mistake made  by someone.  "The case was brought to the attention of the  court, explanations made and apologies accepted.    The chief justice of the court then ��������� enter-r  ' tained mr. Story, who by the way, was an able^  as well as an .'accomplished gentleman. He lived "  and died in Santiago, having gone there for his  health."  PROPRIETOR OF THE  OITEEE  AND  Corner  SSBiifl" and  Wjird  Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract, in which pack animals or teams can he used.    Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   CONTRACT  TO   CAEEY PASSErJG-EES  and haggago. to and from hotels ; also, freight  to and from steam boat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS  IN  NELSON.  Stove  ami   Coi*������I\voo������I   Tor  Sale.  NELSON  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  &RAIN FOE SALE.   u   Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  ������. F. Teetzel & Co.  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WIlOfJSSALI?     I������K ALKIES     IN     CKKAEtS.      RAYMOND  SISWINtt    MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  GILKER & WELL  PosfoHicc  Store,  Nelson,   BS. ���������.  AND GENTS' PUBLISHING GOODS.  .ALSO,   FULL LINES  OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT    WHOLESALE    ONLY.  Furniture and Pianos  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and  BSevelsfoke,  carry full lilies of all  kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.    Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 BBoiislon ������V ink ISuihliim, Josephine Street.  EROHAIT TAILOR,  Josephine street. Nelson, IS. C.  HAS  ON   DTSPLAY A  FULL   RANGE OV  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring- goods now on hand.  PEICES TO  SUIT THE TI1VCE3S  fe  i  m  K  K/gmxmBmm&mmmiiEm  liiHHIBMIJBBMMHF" ITSSg THE   MINEE:     KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JUNE  4,", 1892.  Tins Miner js frinted on Saturdays, and will he  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months'$1.50, six months ������2.50, one year ������1.  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 i;or  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 neriod 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 kree ii-aveiciit ok child is oivenvie  weight is not given $.1. will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to $10--according to the social standing of the bridegroom.'  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as, "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.'  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in s'.ock. ���������  The following agents have been appointed and  are authorized 'to collect money, to receive advertisements and transact all business, in their, respective localities, connected with The Miner and Hot Springs  News: Ainsworth,. Bremncr & Watson; Pilot Bay, O.  B. How-ell; Kaslo, T, J. Roacl ley: Car pen tor Creek, E.  C. Carpenter.  Address all Letters:  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  t hey have read ; arid.of new mineral discoveries.  We shall endeavor to get over this difficulty by  publishing concise iuVws on mining matter's  under  the  heading  of   ^'Mining  News   of   the  World."   ������������������������������������' " ';���������'���������'. ���������'���������:'  '  ���������'������������������  Until further notice Steamer Galena Will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  TIME   CARD   FOT?   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steanr Navigation Co. Ld;  BOEtaTOEtBAL   ESKj^S AE8-K.S.-  Col. the hoh.Jas. Baker is now minister of  education and iinmigi ation. He goes '"immediately to East Kooieoay to obtain the. sanction  of the electors of that district; to his appointment. We helieve that he will he returned  without opposition. The electors' know that it:  will he difficultr to get a man in the province  who will do :nore for theni in the govern 111ent  and in the legislature, and represent them more  fitly, than colonel Baker.  Col. Baker is ah enthusiast. He believes t ha,t  Kootenay should have railway communication  with the south as well as the east, the west and  the north. He contends that British ���������'Columbia.'  in general, and Kootenay in particular, should '  have all the advantages as regards the construction and direction of railways that are possessed  by any part of the Dominion of Canada. He  will not, if he can help it, have its trade restricted or hampered in any way. Col. Baker  has done a great deal in the past (.o obtain -railway coinmunication for Kootenay, and as a  member of the government, he will he in a position to do more than he could as an independent  member of the house.  It is well known that Col. Baker is a man of  liberal mind and wide sympathies. He knows  what hardships the new settler and the miner  have to endure and to overcome, and he has always been ready to give bis support'to-laws  which were intended to ameliorate their condition ������������������ arid to lessen their difficulties. He is an  advocate for fair play and equal 'rights, and all  classes are, we are sure, safe in placing their interests in his hands.   That the Canadian Pacific/ railway should,  build through the Crow's Nest pass is 1o be  greatlv desired both by colonel Baker and by  the inhabitants of East Kootenay as well as by  ourselves. The quickest and easiest way to  spur the Canadian Pacific railway into, doing  something definite, is for'the coming new minister to take a direct, interest in the Nelson and  Fort Sheppard railway. When once this rail-  way^gels a good start it will be imperative that  the Canadian Paciiic railway should���������if it wishes  to do any business with West Kootenay���������extend  its freighting facilities.  A large number of prospectors and miners;  from every country are spread over the Knot e-,  nay district, and it is hard for them to hear any ���������  news'of their old haunts : of mines they know ;i  of places in which they have worked, or of which  Are now Running, their-Steamers.on,Kootenay   ,  Lake and Columbia Biter as follows:  The fast and elegant STEAIV3ERNELSOM.>vill  'Bonner's'-Ferry.at 4 A. M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays,  calling- at way ports and readies Nelson the same evening.  FOR KASLO CITY and way ports leaves Nelson at S A.  M. oil Mondays and Thursdays, returning the same day.  ���������'"...LHTTLK   .D&AK..1.ES    MOilTiE :.  The fast'-STEAMER COLUMBIA leaves Robson  daily, except Sundays, at 4 a. m., making- close connection  through to Spokane via the Little Dailies. '  K,EVKLST������KB������V"'-R.OIi'rE :'.������������������'���������''_"'  The-STEAMER LYTTON .leaves.'Robson for Revelstoke at'J p. m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays,  making- connection with O. P. R. trains for east and west.,  D. 13. Bogle,  Notary Public.  E.   P.   WlIALLKi,  Notary Public  -0GLE&WHAL1  ���������R���������n JUndn  'Y  5������L  P*  Lots and Acre Property for "Sale in .Kelson, Kaslo  and Slocan. *  Send for our Map   of   Toad  Mountain  Mining- District.  iVISNER  OFFICE,   MELSQN,   B.   O  Nelson Sash, Blind & Door  :E\A_OTo:R,"sr  Store Fixtures and Stair Building a Specialty.  D. McOaJlum  &   Co., Proprietors.  j..   irk_ _i_  m  aoK iram  Packing- from Eldorado to the Mines,  :r_a.t:e]   3   ozeitstts   .a.   ^ottzstzd.  Orders at Hunter & McKinnon's or E. C. Carpenter, Eldorado City, or through direct from Nelson merchants.  NOT8GE.  By the terms of the sale, all accounts due The Miner  for advertising and job work, prior to May 1st, are payable to Houston & Ink. All amounts due for subscription  arc payable to Bogle & "Whalley.  HOUSTON & INK.  .Nelson, April 25th, 1892.        BOGLE & WHALLEY.  NOTICE.  All persons having" accounts against Dunn & Cameron  in connection with the Nelson wharf contract are hereby  notified to send the same immediately to the undersigned.  Nelson, May 25th, 1892. G.  O.  BUCHANAN.  Attorney for J. C. Cameron.  - Ysirri :   At .; enil  <>f Flume  'Mill:   Two  ni5E.cs soul-It' of Nelson  Manufacture  The  mi SI   lias  a. e-apstcity. of 730,000 feet jjer tiny  Orders will receive prompt.attention.  ������������������ ���������"(';  W. I. R0LFE, Secretary.  (We do not tender on Contracts.)  tieue  ibotenay Lake Sawml  WILL BE REM0YED RED REBUILT  during the sum mer of 1892. Nevy and improved machinery  will be put in. A- drive of choice logs, consisting of white  pine, white spruce., clear cedar, etc., will be brought down  from the Lardeau. The mill will be run at its present site  until the new establishment is ready. An abundant stock  of rough and dressed lumber, shingles, etc, now on hand.  All orders promptly tilled. Prices and terms will be adjusted to meet any competition.  March 15th, 1S92. ti.   O.   BUCHANAN,  PILOT BAY,  KOOTENAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS  OF  IN  THIS  KOOTENAY  LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVK ON   HAND HEADY FOIt DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  WELL-SEASONED   ROUGH   AND  FINISHING   LUfVIBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  Lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at NELSON, E. F. Perry, Agent, and  at AINSWORTH, H. A. Cameron, 4 gent.  o     0.  ng5  ger, S&Fit.irt'.Yf^ig������ Bit rg-^fli ^s������aia  n"n,mWirtmimmtip,  THE   MINER:    NELiSOJU.   E.   0.. SATURDAY,  JUNE -.4,   1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner.    Notary Public.  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B. 0.  Teleijhone 24,  Loans  negotiated on   Ne'son  property. Collections made. ,  Conveyancing documents drawn  up.  Town lots,  lands,  and minino- claims handled on  commission.  HUNlNii    -NEWS 'OF ��������� ��������� TIIK    WOBH),  ' A-large fault fissure has h'een discovered ing  the mi bun tains between Eagle Park and Robinson, Colorado.  Samples of a shipment of ore fmm the. Extension -mine at Breckenbridge assay $1755.90 gold  per ton.  A big strike was made in the New Zealand  mine on Bull mountain, Cripple creek, this  week, an assay ot the quartz running $258.  Copper Rock, the new Colorado miliing cauip,  is 13 miles from .Boulder, and is named from a,  dyke of eruptive porphyry that is srained with  copper of "so bright a green  that h. can l;e ^etui i  for miles.  One of the richest gold fields in  Cali  orrna is  The  found near Yuma in placers and quartz.  Picacho placers, 17 miles from Ynma, have produced nearly $1,000,000 by dry washing. A  co in pa n y has been f prri'i ed t o work t hese rn in es  by bringing water* from t he. Colorado river, it  is" estimated by .reliable -expertsth.it there is now  in this gravel at least $5,000,000.  Following is the Alaska-Treadwell mine's  cleanup for the past month: Shipment of bullion. $50,00d ; t on s of < >r e mill ed, 19,330 ; to n s of  sulpherets treated, 467. Of bullion there came  from sidphurets c-������l-i,450. Gross expenses for  period have been $27,000.  The famous old Banner mine, Oroville, has  been leased for a term of 2 years, with the privilege of purchasing it during that time. Thar  mine yielded in pioneer days about $700,000  from surface diggings and has never beei: prospected to any depth. There is now a force of  men with L. H. Ayer as superintendent, cleaning out the shafts, and is preparing to sink several hundred feet, or' as deep as is deemed necessary.  An analysis of the product of the leading  mines of .tlie Witwatersrandt fields shows some,  noteworthy figures relating to the product of  gold per ton of ore crushed from the leading  mines of that field, namely: The largest i e-  tnrn was made by the .Robinson mine, which  obtained 8816 ounces from 8007 tons crushed,  3351 ounces from tailings. 628 ounces from concent] ates, and 14-01 ounces from concent rates  purchased from o her companies. The treatment, of tailings on this field is still being carried on with material success, and the Me Arthur-  Forrest process alone was responsible for no  less than 10,000 ounces of the total yield for the  month. The Rand output is now thought to be  giving as much gold as the total yield from 1 he-  Russian mines; a most important and opportune event, when there is such a stress for the  yellow metal. Fully 1600 stamps are at work in  the field, and the average yield of gold for  January was 11.04 dwts. per ton of ore reduced  representing a value of about $9.62 per ton of  matter milled.  Considerable misapprehension exists both in  this country and abroad as to the mines and  ���������mining exhibit which is to be made at the exposition. Ar world's fairs heretofore the mineral  and allied exhibits have been shown in the  manufactures building or in annexes to other  structures occupied by exhibits having but remote relation to anything of the*mineral description. Many press notices and comments indicate that the* impression prevails widely that  such is to be the case at the exposition of 1893.  But that is far from being true. " Mines and  mining5"7 has been made a separate and distinct  "department'' of the classification of exhibits  and will have the exclusive use of one of the finest and largest of the exposition buildings. The  mines and mining building1, measures. 350 by 700  feet, has a total floor splice of almost 9 acres and  cost $265,000. The fact is that at the World's  Columbian exposition, for the first time in the  history of such enterprises, the mining industry  and products are accorded the recognition which  their exceedingly great importance to the  wealth and ".prosperity of ail civilized nations  really demands. Mr. Skiff, chief of the department, says that it is already assured that in the  mines and mining building will be gathered in  1893-incomparably the .largest array and most  complete and most instructive evidence of the  mineral wealth and progress, of the-mining industry ever collected or attempted.  On last mondav negotiations" were closed in,  Chicago, which, it is said, will open anew iron  field, the extent and wealth of which has never  been reckoned by steel manufacturers. The  successful close of the deal is said to bring into  associations some of the wealth est mine owners  in the country. The property has been quietly  secured, and the inen who now own the 31 mining claims that cover thedeposirwill put a value  upon it any where from $15,000,000 to $25,000,000.  Fifteen millions of almost pure iron ore of the  Bessemer steel quality are said to be in sight,  and work has already begun on the highest  development of the property, which will include  railways and possibly smelting works to be  owned by the company. The ore lies in the  so called Hanover vailt-y-of New Mexico, about  50 miles from Silver Ciiy, New "Mexico, and 150  miles from.El Paso, Texas. A new railway is  to be built directly from'Silver City to the  mines. It is understood that the men all share  equally in the purchase and ownership and that  cash was paid for the property.  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  '2*���������A   ��������� u"N    *���������." ' *���������"**  .J    L?     V  0  1 &  J. II. Gray,  C.E., P.L.S.  :i  *!  IG!  l'S.  PROVINCIAL LAND SUltVLYOJLS,  NOTARY PUBLIC,   CONVEYANCING.  :r,_  je������-   cavill,  Late oi Swansea.  ASSAT     OPPIOB.  Mining1 properties reported on.  .Mines' bonded, and developed.  OFFBOES:    Boom  L Spencer's Arcade, Government.  street, Victoria.   Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson.  S  ;Ui  i V i  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST  ISAKKEt  STREET,     NELSON,   16. ���������.  F3S6E.   IXSIJBJA.\������:E:  I represent the following- safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN London, England.  CITY OF LONDON London, England.  ATLAS London, 'England.  QUEBEC Canada  LIFE:  EQUITALBE.  ... New York  :;���������A1*JT.AL (ail paid ������i>), $13,<MM),0<W  REST,     ';..'       . .        . (5.000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,.:.:.....;'..". ���������; '... .President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, ���������.���������.;....Vice-President  E. o. Ci-OU^TON, .'..'...... :'*.' General Manager  E'elson :��������� Branch:   I .' V'. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts  Branches in London  (England), New York and Chicago  and:in tlie principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange arid cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers'credits, available in any  part of the world ;  Drafts issued ; Collections made; Iilc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  o        Kate of interest, at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862  4'A3*BTA&, iimid ������i������K &<������<MM>00    .    $������,WW,<MMV  (With power'to increase.)  BSKSEBtVE FBJSS*,   ������2f.N>,WW      .    .        1,1<M>,000.  Victoria, B. C. San Francisco, California, ;  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NcwWi stininster,B.C,   Seattle, Waslnngton,  Nanaimo, B. C, 'J aeonia, Washington.  Kamloops, 13. C.  HEAD OFFICE: b'O 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.  SAYINGS  DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of I per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  Real Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  Town   Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.    Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  Office:  SELOUS   BLOCK,  Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  %.  ���������'.'.������������������ ���������.���������.(.-i:. ���������_.!��������� j. .  ���������*jj.,i- ii...i^c-.-sn.';������������������.'���������"-.��������������� v':5'������.*-.Vs.:i.-.---f.i;-.  ;":r.^' ���������������"','; KF7? TiT^ Tfvm Kgmxmammmmamwui.  .l.ift.1* ;mi  W  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE 4,   1892.  DEALERS  IMI^IR-A  BAEEE STREET,^ M  A   $ E \S I li iLE    PA K S <> N.  The rev. dr. W. T. Rainsford of,,New York,  treats the saloon question froiti a commpn  sense point of view. "The day has come," he  savs,  reaching  " when   the  church,   to  be successful  in  the  masses,   will    have    to   compete  with drinking saloons by opening respectable  places of this character." The doctor is right  in supposing that a .'saloon, run on the principles he advocates, would pay. More money >  would be taken in a .day than vvould be put into  the collection plate in a month. In an interview he states his opinion very clearly.  *' You ���������caniiot,'1. he says,  " stamp out an evil  such as saloons.    I have never advocated  attempting reforms in this-way, and I do not believe that they are practicable.    -What we must  do is to provide substitutes which wiJl not   be  tainted by vice and unwholesome surroundings.  In a thickly populated city an  attempt to  do  away "with, saloons is simply impossible, but we  can do the next best thing, and that is we can  provide the beer demanded by those who want  it.  and elevate the standing of the saloon to a  level which it/ has  never occupied.    Businessmen of--the-church can  open   saloons and   run  them profitably.   I do not mean to give away the  beer, but to sell it at good prices, with a profit.  Let   the   saloons   maintain .-themselves.    They  could do so.    I only, wish that I myself had the  money with which to demonstrate-that this is  the only successful  way to deal  with this problem.    Would I sell whiskey in these saloons ?  No, I don't think that I would; but beer, light  wines, coffee and  chocolate I certainlv would.  Reading   rooms   could  be introduced  and  the  saloons made an attractive place of resort without   intemperance.    What   is   more.    I   would  have them   open   Sunday   during   the   proper  hours, but they would be so managed that they  would conform strictly to the laws and   in   no  way evade or break them.  " I purpo e to advocate this idea right along  and present it in such a way that, it will appeal  to business men, who will awaken to the necessity of providing a better and temperate substitute for the saloon of today. As I have already  said, this cannot he done by preaching from the  pidpit, it must he'demonstrated that the principle is the right one. Some time ago I spoke  at a Young Men's Christian association on this  subject. As you might suppose, it was like  throwing a red flag before a bull, afjdjmet with  a storm of protest and opposition."' /However,  before I completed iny address, I had/the larger  part of the audience with me. 1 am convinced  that there is no other way to combat the vices  of the citv."  C'sih'I.  Walk Slraij������IiJ.  The fact that people lost on a desert or in a  forest invariably walk in a circle is due to slight  inequality in the length of the legs. Careful  measurement of a .-eriesof skeletons have shown  that only 10 per cent had the lower limbs equal  in length ; 35 per cent had the right limb longer  than the left : while in 55 per cent the left leg  was the longer. The result of one limb being  longer than the other will naturally be that a  person will, unconsciously, take a longer step  with the longer- limb, and consequently will  trend to the right or to the left according as the  left or or right leg is the longer, unless the ten  dency to deviation is corrected by the eye. The  left leg being more frequently the longer, as  evidenced by measurement of the skeleton, the  ���������'inclination; should take place more frequently  to the right than to the left, and this conclusion  is quite borne out bv observations made on a  number of pprsons when walking blindfolded.  Further, on measurement of the arms, it is  found that in 72 per cent the right arm is longer  than the left ; while in 24 per cent the left arm  is the longer, showing that a considerable majority of persons are right-handed and left-  legged. The inequality in the length of the  limbs is not confined to any particular sex or  race, but seems to be universal in all respects.  ~0^  NOTICE.  A court of assize, nisi prius, oyer and terminer and gcri-.  eral goal delivery will be held at Nelson, in the county of  Kootenay, on Wednesday, the 22nd-day of June, 181)2.   By  command JOHN ROBSONV  Nelson, May 23th 1892. Provincial secretary.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby giv<en that a sitting of the county court  of Kootenay will be held at Nelson on Thursday, the 23rd  day of June, 1892. T.  H.  GIFFIN,  Nelson, B. G., May 25th, 1892.     Registrar county court.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the following additional  mining recording division in. the West Kootenay electoral  district has been"established, namely :���������  (j. Slocan���������Alexander Sproat, recorder���������to compriscall  the country on Slocan lake and Slocan river above its  main fork, including the west branch of the Slocan river  and all streams and tributaries flowing into any of the  said waters.  Notice is also given that the limits of the Nelson mining  recording division, as defined on the 9th day of December,  1891, are altered by excluding that portion of country contained within the aforesaid Slocan division.  JOHN   ROBSON,  Provincial secretary and minister of mines.  Provincial secretary's office, April 2(Jth, 1892.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license to sell  liquor at the summit of Napusk creek, about 12 miles from  the Arrow lakes. J. 15. WALSH.  May 23rd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a  hotel at ihe forks of Carpenter, Seaton, and North Fork  creeks E. C. CARPENTER.  Notice is herebj' given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license to sell  liquor at the head of Slocan lake. JACK EVANS.  May 23rd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license  for a hotel at the head of Slocan lake.  G  May 23rd, 1892.  ROBERT MADDEN.  Notice is hereby given that 1 intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a  COtm?x -i VI11 IS^018011'13^- A-  A.  LEWIS.  Ma,\ 11 th, 1892.  ftm, S h,   .���������lcrcb?' ^ven that \vc intend to make applica-  fnrVhrSi i1,0 u1S1^' b,oar? at its ncxt; ������tting for a license  ivi ���������������h    ���������,������llc ^"Slo-Slocan trail near the lakes.  May /th, 1892. BREMNER   &   WATSON.  B-A-iKiiEie,   st:e?,:e:e]t  NOW    OPE  DAY    AND      NIGHT  Private Boxes for Ladies  W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietor.  KASLO RECEIVING AND  FORWAEDINa CO.  ������     ARE NOW PREPARED TO  RECEIVE,  CARE   FOR,  AND  FORWARD  ALL   GOODS   FOR   SLOCAN   MINES. '  E. E. COY,    -    -    -    Manager.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek. '  DEALERS  IN  AND  ERCHAND  I8NERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer yor winter,  being distant but GO miles.  Is rapidly becoming one of the chief points in the Kootenay Lake Country. Lots can be had at reasonable figures  and on good terms.   Write or apply, to  C.  HAMBER Agent, Nelson, B. C.  Ho !   For- the Slocan Mines !  This House, situated at the forks of Carpenter, North  Fork and Seaton creeks, in the immediate vicinity of the  Slocan Mines, is now open for business.  RATES:   Beds 50 cents, Meals 75 cents.  CARPENTER   ������S   HUttONIN,        -        -        Proprietors.  awuWUHMlMM mi HHtrmanmiemamma THE. MINER:... JSTELSOHj.JB.   0..   SATUEDAY,  JUNE  4,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.        THOiVSAS    MADDEN,  NELSON,   B.  C.      >' .Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with  a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and is newly  .furnished throughout.  T ZE3I IE       T -A- JB H,CB;  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  .-..,. .....being, under.the immediate supervision of a      .'. ;  caterer of large experience.  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  "NELSON;-B. .:���������..  ".  AXEL- JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.   .  THE   ROOSVIS  THE   TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the  best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  TZHZIE   ZB-^JR,  is stocked with all brands of liquors a-nd cigars.  flSasi SSalier SisvH;,   Xcison,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  :   and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   ������!fc   TKECJILIiUS., PROPflMETOKS  TRAIL,   K. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA ....Proprietors  ftood TaMc; Good Beds ;  IIyas-���������lose Liquors.  HKT   ON    THE   TRACK.  ���������"Of all ariinials  that wander along the railroad ti-Hck," declared a veteran locomotive engineer to a Washington Star leporter, "goats are  the most irritating.    It's next to impossible to  kill  them, and that's not the least tantalizing  " feature about tlieni from tin5; standpoint of our  ���������'��������� professipn.    No   matter   hb\v  fast;you  may be.  running or how  quietly you steai  down  upon  him, the goat will see you out of the corner of  his eye and manage.to get away just in time to  miss  the cowcatcher as the  engine  rushes .by  .him ..at  lightning speed.    Cows and horses are  generally disposed of with ease,  though sometimes they get '.under the wheals and cause a bad  wreck.    But they're so larg-e that the pilot gvts  ��������� under thern and throws them to one side.    The  goat, though, nearly-always succeeds in gett ing  us   worked' up to  aUrigh pitch of nervousness  and t hen cont rives to gvt off without a scratch,  and that's what wedbn't likeM r       c  ;  . ''Speaking of striking animals on the rail."  continued the engineer, "the one thing we most  dread to meet on the track is, a hog. Nine  chances out of 10 the. hog'll throw'yoiL He is  tough and greasy, you know, and if the engineer has any show at all, it's best .'for' hiiii to  stop the train as. quick as it can be done and  drive the animal off f he track.  "When the pilot of an engine hits a. hog it  ������������������usually knocks him down, and then ���������rolls him a  few yards before 'the trucks 'strike him; and  when they do there is great danger of their  leaving the rails. The-drivers are almost, cer-  taiiic to f'olibw the trucks :and y6u're 1 uoky if  you don't go down the'batik. So. you see what  havoc one pig can make with a'railroad. Another disagreeable thing about a pig is that he  never :st (ips squealing-' from t he time he is hit  until he is stone dead;   ; '-���������.���������������������������������������������'.  .������������������-���������������������������  "Sheep are the:most pitiful of all animals to  run down. They seem to realize the danger  they're in and huddle toget her bet ween the rails  awaiting deaih. - 'Their .innocent eyes stare at  you so mournfully and sadly that they haunt  you for days to come. A locomotive seems to  take a savage delight in destroying sheep. It:  throws them in every direction and will kill a  whole 'flock in: an instant.  "I struck a flock of geese once," proceeded  the engineer. "Well, I '.never though r. there  were so many feathers in the world; , I couldn't,  see anything nut feathers for 10 minutes, and  when we reached t be station  my engine looked  _    ��������� '   "  T ''     ' ���������       * "  as if she had i-oceivod a coat of lar and feathers.''  Here" tlie engineer's eyes began to spa.'kle,  and he stopped talking to hold his fat sides,  shaken with suppressed laughter over.a' funny  recollection. '"'Mentioning feathers," he explained alter a pause'/ "recalls to my mind a  comicai exp'ei. ieuce I had a few years ago in running a "lac-o limned passenger 'train .over the  JCeniisylv aui'a mam line from Pittsburg to Phil-,  aueipuia. VV'e'ct gone through the town of  jo.imungual, on tne Juanita, without slacking  up, auu���������"���������iiciu wtnrled safely around the base, of  when  we struck a. little  tne -ridge east oi.. there,  s.ie;Cii   of. s Craig he   level  between  high  dirt  banks known as rfuyder'.s cut.    I Cast my eyes  on ahead a.*-we scudded along to a wagon-road  crossing near ihe lower end Of th������j cut. Jusr  as we'approached it a'-2-horse team Was driven  down r.ouj tne turnpike at i he right side, apparently . with the intention to cross. But instead of crossing the team stood still. 2 men  were in the wagon and they seemed to behaving an ahercai ion as to whether they should  cross or go oack. As a compromise they just  stood there on Che trat'xv. I reversed the engine  andwhisued down 'brakes, but it was too late.  We struck the leatn Ijjust in the middle, and  then��������� O, my !'' Here the engineer laughed  without restraint,  men in the  Then   he   resumed :     k" The  were,  evidently farmers   re-  wagon  turning Irom town in a boisterous humor after  a day's marketing, carrying home with them a  queer cargo of ' score goods.' Curious to relate  they weren't hurt in the least, nor were the  horses. The wagon, until we cut it clean in  two, contained a feather bed, a keg of nails, and  a barrel of whiskey. Now, we struck them all  at the same time. The nails flew 'way up in  the sky, as it seemed, and came down with a  peppering rattle over the roofs of all the coaches  m the train for at least5 minutes. The feathers  scattered  far and  wide through the air like a  driving snow storm, and seemed io come from a  thousand  burst ed   feather   beds instead of one.  The whiskev 2:01 mixed with the feathers and  spurted high up in e\eiy direction, falling in a  finespiay principally over the engine, the tender and the first couple of coaches.  The whiskey  and,feathers clung to tlie top and sides of tlie  cars and against  the window panes for the remainder of the trip,   and   the   passengers, as I  was told afterward, all   got  thirsty   with   vain  longings  from   sniffing t he rum-soaked atmos-  'phere."   It was altogether the  funniest   mess I  ever   was   in,   and   the  strangest   combination.  Think   of  it���������nails,   whiskey  and   feathers���������all  flying  through   the  air  and   following   us   for  miles   and   miles.    Oh,   my!"    And   the   jolly  engineer laughed again and again  until he actually cried, at the picture he had in mind.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.;  FIEST-GLASS  if  EVEEY : bespect.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout,"  THE   TABLE   IS; NOT  SURPASSED  by any.hotel in. the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED/WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OP LIQUORS.  v  PROPRIETORS  TIEEIEI  r^  L>  SXJ3E?,ODPE-A.XT   ^>lL,L������2<r.  M. J. BROWN  PROPRIETOR.  "he above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.    The table is one of the  best in the the town.  'The bar keeps the  finest brands of liquors and cigars.  SLOCAN   RIVER.  THB3   OSLY   .ST03������B������IX<;    B'LAl'S-:    UN    MAW AN    BE IV Kit  GOOD   ACCOMMODATION   FOli  THIS   PUBLIC   ON   TIUHR   "WAV  TO    SLOCAN    LAKE.     .  The Bar is Stocked  with the Best of Liquors and Cigars.  CHARLES BROWN,     Proprietor.  m  a  J.   -&-J  KELSON.  Hot  and   cold  water;   electric bells;  billiard and club  rooms; baths.    All appointments  first-class.  K. K. PHAIR, proprietor.  Sg^Sggjggggjgl^^ ' /��������� '.  8  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  Q.,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 4,  1892.  Dealers in Dry (roods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   M^  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the Dublic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect Goods  and compare Prices.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELS  B. C.  SMALL   NUGdiETS   ,������F    NEWS.  on  C. Phillips-Wollev has bought lot 7, block 1  for $3600. " ,:'   -  Mr.   Frank  Fletcher' returned  to  Nelson  Tuesday.  Mr. J. M. Buxton of Vancouver is in Nelson  this week. ��������� i"  Government steamer Quadra was wrecked in  Rose harbor, Queen Charlotte Islands, on the  14th of May.  Alexander Sproat, the recorder, left for Slocan on Monday.  A. E. Alexander, a phrenological professor,  paid Nelson a visit this week.  J. C. Cobaugh has gone from Colville to the  Okanagan country to prospect.  Jack Walsh left Nelson oh Tuesday for Colville to bay a pack train to run on the Nakusp  trail.  Walter B. M. Davidson, F.G.S., is in Nelson,  spying out the nakedness of the land, or the  fuilness thereof.  Thei Nelson Electric , Light company have  some 10 or 15 men at work on the dam on Cottonwood creek.  .Professor Parkes, the mining expert who reported on the Silver King last year for Franklin  Parrel, is in Nelson.  Thesteamboat cup, whichshouldhavebeenrun  for at Kaslo, will be offered for a prize, probably,  at the Kootenay Lake 1st July celebrations.  Colonel Baker, M. P. P. for Kootenay, has  been taken into the provincial cabinet with the  portfolio minister of education, and he is also  spoken of as becoming the next premier.  The land department of the Columbia &  Kootenay railway is about to build an office on  the corner of Baker and Falls streets. The  building will have about 40 feet frontage.  The Canadian Pacific railway is calling for  tenders to remove from 2 of their lots and bury  in the cemetery 2 bodies. One of which is old  Bart Henderson who died of fever some 3 years  ago.  The completion of the Houston & Ink block,  on the corner of Josephine  and Baker streets,  was celebrated by a ball on Tuesday night.  There was a large attendance and dancing was  kept up to a late hour.  C. Phillips-Wolley, managing trustee and  editor of the Victoria Daily News, landed in  Nelson last Saturday evening. He has since  visited the lake towns and means to have a look  at the Slocan country before leaving for the  coast.  Letters have been received in Nelson asking  for information about Fred. Ibbatson,, of Toronto. Anyone knowing anything likely to discover his whereabouts will greatly oblige by  communicating the same to the rev. A. T. Reid  of Nelson.  The promoters of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway are now fortilied by the opinion of  sir John Thompson and of the Supreme court of  Canada that a dominion charter is not necessary  for their line. This is the best gurantee that  they will get one. The route will be surveyed  during the summer and construction began in  the fall.  Professor Saunders will visit British Columbia  in a few weeks, his object being to try and work  up an exhibit for the World's Fair. It is suggested that a display of British Columbia woods  and minerals, a pyramid of salmon, and other  exhibits calculated to set off the industries and  natural resources of the province, would be  appropriate.  The following shows the standing of the  pupils in Nelson public school for the month of  May: Fifth classWW. McMorris, R. McLeod,  J. Phair. Third class���������Etta Muir, Nelson Buchanan, Mabell Colwell, Leonard Gould, Thos.  Lewis, Edna Lewis, Minnie Gold, Roy Troupe.  Second class���������Ray May, L. Buchanan, John Du-  hammei, Samuel Stucky. Primer���������S. Stewart,  Jeddie Gould, V. Hodsoh, Robert Bell, Clara  Gould.  It is rumored that mr. Roepel, who is expert-  ing the Silver King, is acting in the interests of  some of the most influential shareholders in the  Tharsis Copper company of Glasgow. The  Tharsis is next to the Rio Tin to the largest producer of copper in the world. The chairman of  the company is sir Charles Tennant, a chemical  manufacturer in Glasgow.    Sir Charles Tennant  is reported to have cleared three and a half  million dollars during operations of the Paris  syndicate formed to corner copper a few years  ago-     ', J'. ������������������'_  ,  CARD   OF   THANKS.  The misses Kellett desire to tender through the columns  of The Mustek their hearfeit fcb&h&s. to the people of Nelson and vicinity, it being impossible for them, befogs leav^,  ing for Ainsworth, to call personally:-and thank^aTl who  have extended such generous sympathy,and ki^lhess tor  theirs in their time of great trouble.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that John Miles has filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favor of the mineral claim known as the " Majestic," situated about one mile west of Eagle creek, and 6 miles west  of Nelson," West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if  any, will forward their objections within 90 days of publication. N: FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson. B. G., June 1st, 1892.        ,    Gold commissioner.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to tlie licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a  hotel at Kaslo. M. D. MAHONEY.  June 4th, 1892.  .    . ���������(���������������������������'.  Perry, Gray, Davys & Oavill.  R.    H.   *;AVBUL,    M.   E.,   ASSAYjER,   NEjLSOi\,   b.    c.  E.-C. Carpenter will act as agent for R. H. Cavill, M. E.,  and all samples left with him at Eldorado will be forwarded and certificates returned as promptly as possible.  ELDORADO 0ITY  First Glass in Every Bespect  PROPRIETORS  3DE3^.I_.EI^S    msr  /  wmmmmmimmmmmmmmmmmimmmm  mmssm  ilH������^ttBMfiflWU^jjtUi!JJ<jabliM&jmift^lu^ag������BamimBWgMiiiiiuiM  ���������mms  few*  j!"LJ

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