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 *iBXAi.iii\t*.<������ifi vtotniriiJirjM n.  Only  Paper  Printed  in tlie  Kootenay Splice Mining IMstrietf-s.  ;   For -Rates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth' .Page.  NUMBEK 51.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   JUNE   6,  1891.  $4 A YEAE.  NOTHING    POSITIVELY- KNOWM.  Although mr. Ramsay, the. manager of the  several interests in the Silver King mine;'.and  mr. Croasedaile of Victoria, his attorney, are  botli in Nelson, nothing positive is known as to  the negotiations that are said to be pending in  regard to the working of that great property.  Mr. Ramsay came direct from Scotland, and it  is rumored "that a Scotch syndicate will buy and  work the 'property. It is also rumored that  Montana men have made a bid for it, and the  arrival of A. M. Esler and professor Parks of.  Helena���������they coming in on the same train with  mr. Rauisay���������is looked upon by many as an indication that there is something in the rumor.  The only statement that The Miner can make  based on inside information is, that a smelter  will be built at Nelson by whichever party acquires control of them ine.    ,  lj������rii'tiiig on ' tne JLe<ige.  Development work is being steadily pushed on  the Wild Cat on Eagle craek, Hugh McRae having a contract to take out 100 tons of ore. Work  was first commenced at a point in the old tunnel near where the second crosscut was run in  the endeavor to recover the ledge, but was abandoned because of the unfavorable appearance  of the rock encountered. Operations were then  commenced in the main tunnel, at a point!  where the ledge was first struck, and a crosscut  run to the."'foot-wall. A drift is how being run  on the ledge, and within 20 feet the surface at the  Catamount end line will be reached. The character of ore is the same as that on which the recent trial run was made���������quartz carrying free  gold and sulphurets.  Rerecording not Necessary.  In   answer to   the  questions   asked   by  The  , Miner, the minister of mines decides that a  claim recorded under the old act requires no re-  record after the 20th of April, 1891, and an owner  has a full year from the date of his last certificate, of record to do assessment work. Now,  .���������will the minister of mines decide another point,  that is: Must applications for crown grants be  made according to the provisions of the new  law or according to the provisions of the old  law? A well-known surveyor says he will make  no surveys under the new law, but will make  them all under the old law. The Miner holds  that he is wrong ; that the old law is wiped out,  and that the only law in force is the new act.  Reports Irons tlie Eagle Creels. Gold Belt.  D. B. Campbell is the latest railway contractor to engage iri-mining operations. He has  purchased an interest in the Forest, a claim adjoining the Wild Cat, and is developing it.  Enough work has been done to expose the ledge,  showing it to be well defined and of good size.  John Miles has at last uncovered what he has  been looking for ��������� a sure-enough ledge. He  struck it on the Majestic. The ledge is 4 feet  wide, the  vein   matter being  oxidized   quartz,  carrying free g  old.  The Placer Wiggings.  Owing  to the stage  of  water, .a   number  of  owners of claims on Hall creek have had to quit  work. John Lodge and his partner and the  French boys are still at work and are reported doing well, theirs being bench claims. On 49 creek  the hydraulic company is in full swing, with  good prospects ahead. On the same creek, and  above the hydraulic company's ground, several  of the boys are taking out good pay sluicing.  Tlie Heavy  Burdens of Many Offices.  G. C. Tunstall  is no longer one of  us, a fact  that will be regretted by 9 out. of 10 of the free  miners in West Kootenay district. But while  not one of us, he will yet be rather an important person over in Yale district, as the following  announcement in the British Columbia Gazette  goes to show:     "George Christie Tunstall,  esquire, S.-'M..',. to be gold commissioner for that  portion  of the Yale electoral district which is  situated to the west of the 120th meridian, and  to the north of the southern limit of the railway  belt; government agentat Kamloops ; collector  of votes and returning officer for the Yale electoral district ; district  registra.r of the supreme  court for the Clinton judicial district, and registrar for the  county   court   of Yale;   assistant  commissioner, oflands and  works for the Kamloops land division; to receive applications^ for  registration and record under the provisons of  the  land   registry   acts;    district   registrar.-of  births, deaths, and marriages under the "Births,  Deaths, and Marriages Act, 1872;" registrar under and to carry out the "Marriage Ordinance,  1867," and the "Marriage Ordinance Amendment  Act,   1872;"   assessor   and   collector  under  the  assessment and provincial revenue tax acts; collector   of   revenue   for   the   Kamloops ^polling  division of the Yale electoral district; and clerk  of the peace for the Yale county court district  under "An  Act  to   Constitute Countv Judges  Criminal Courts."    No man in British Columbia  is better constituted to bear the heavy burdens  of so -many-offices, and  no man in the province  would   profit   less   by   holding   them,  for the  "judge's" heart  is a Jblanked sight bigger than  his salary.  ',.     SMALL   NUGGETS   OF   j������EWS;"  The poles for the Kootenay Lake Telephone Company's  main line are in between Balfour and Yuill's ranch and  will be through to Nelson in 2 weeks. A line will be  built at once from Nelson to the Silver King and Dandy  mines and from Ainsworth to the Krao, United, Number  One, and Skyline mines.  Regular trains on the Columbia & Kootenay railway  will leave Robson on Mondays and Thursdays at 6 P. M.,  arriving at Nelson at 8 P. M. Regular trains will leave  Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 P. ,M., arriving at  Robson at 4 P. M. If the travel will justify it, special  trains will be run from Nelson on Mondays and Thursdays  and from Robson on Tuesdays and Jb ridays, to enable passengers to and from Spokane to make connections with the  Little Dalles boat.  <. " Hi " Sweet :is fast becoming a capitalist. He not only  owns a good-sized block of stock in the Kootenay Lake  Telephone Company, but has large interests in Goat River  district mineral claims. This week he added to these interests by purchasing a fourth interest in the Montana  from dr. LaBau, paying $1000 therefor.  This week the east half of lot 2 block 1 was sold by J. F.  Ward to J. Fred Hume ; consideration $1800. This lot is  situate on East Vernon street, next to Hume & Go's store,  and the. price obtained, the highest yet received for Nelson  dirt���������being $72 a front foot. Alfred Hill sold lot 4 block 12  to R. G-. Tatlow of Vancouver; consideration $1500. This  lot is situate on West Baker street, and the price paid $50  a front foot.  Many of the "old-time" residents of this district will be  surprised to learn that "Nick" Noon can no longer be  classed as a prospector and miner. He is attending lectures  at a medical college in 'Frisco, and in 2������ years expects to  graduate as .a full-fledged sawbones. Thus is the making  of a good man spoiled, says his old friends and partners  "Tom" Collins and "doc" LaBau.  After completing surveys of the Democrat, Newmarket,  Forest, Iroquois, Dandy, and Royal Charter claims, A. S.  Farwell left for Victoria to see that no unnecessary delay  occurs in issuing crown grants. These claims are all  on Toad mountain and either adjoin or are adjacent to the  Silver King. , " ,  The owners of what is locally known as the "Hoover" addition to the townsite of Nelson have awarded W. C. McLean a con tract to grade Stanley street for a distance of 3  blocks, and clear Gorf, Robson, Observatory, and Hoover  streets their entire length. The contract is now being carried out.  A wagon road to the depot has been graded, a freight  warehouse frame erected, a foundation for a passenger  depot put in, a Dominion Express Company shingle hung  out, telephone connection made .with tlie company's office,  a passenger coach brought round the sharp curves, and 300  tons of freight forwarded���������all done by the Columbia &  Kootenay Railway Company within the last 30 days.  The machinery for the new boat at Bonner's Ferry was  transshipped at Nelson on Wednesday, and forwarded by  the Surprise and barge, the Galena aiding in towing the  barge through the Narrows.  S. Oppenhcimer and A. W. Siegcl, 2 of Spokane's solid  business men, arrived at Nelson on Friday on their way to  Ainsworth. They have interests in companies that own  several claims in Hot Springs district, the best-known  being the Crescent and the Dictator. They report their  companies willing to open up their properties, provided the  ore can be shipped at a profit.  A sample taken from the croppingsof the Sutter, a claim  located on Giveout creek, 3 miles south of Nelson, gave an  a>ssay return of $3 in gold and $18 in silver. Its owners believe they have a pretty good thing.  ORE.  CAN    RE .SHIPPED    AT  A, PROFIT.  The Canadian Pacific has made a rate of $14.50  a   ton  on   ore  shipped   from   Nelson   to   Great  Falls, Montana, a rate of $11.50 on ore shipped  from Nelson to Tacoma, Washington, and a rate  of $6.50 on ore shipped from Nelson to the smelter at Revelstoke. This rate will enable claim-  owners to ship lead ore at a profit, of $15 a ton,  providing the ore carries 40 ounces of silver to  the ton and runs over 50 per cent lead. Mr.  Boyle, president of the Revelstoke Smelter Syn-C  dicate, is now in Hot Springs district, as is also  C.G. Griffith, general agent of the United Smelting & Refining Company. The latter' company  operates smelters at Great Falls and East Helena and a refinery at Chicago. The former  company has a smelter at Revelstoke, which it  hopes to have running within the month. As  long as there is only a difference of three-quarters of a cent in the price of pig lead at New  York as compared with the price at Montreal,  the American smelters can pay the duty on lead  ore and outbid the local smelters, because of  the greater capacity of their works. While the  duty of a cent and a half a pound on the lead  contained in the ore makes away with a pretty  large percentage of the total value of the ore,  yet claim-owners can still ship ore at a fair  margin of profit, for the reason that the bulk of  the shipping ore in Hot Springs district carries  considerably more than40ounces of silver to the  ton. ������������������''   ���������.  V :       ���������       '       , . _ ,  Work Resumed  on tlie Skyline.  On Tuesday work was resumed on the Skyline, under the superintendence of Scott -McDonald. Three shifts are employed, and a crosscut  is being run from the bottom of the shaft to tap  the ledge. This force will not only soon be increased, but men will be put to work on the  Krao and other claims owned by the McCune  company. It is reported that that company  will have 150 men on its pay-roll within 60 days,  and if the report is only backed up by the appearance of the 150 men, a showing will be made  in Hot Springs district. Mr. McCune is expected in next week. ,  A.Valuable  Claim Jumped.  About half a mile to the north of the Number  One is the Delia, a claim said to be among the  good undeveloped prospects of Hot Springs,district . It is own ed by William A] person of Spokane. Last Monday a man named Robert Jackson jumped it, claiming that the stakes which  mark its center line are not of the size required  by the mineral act; also, that the last assessment work was not done on the ground.- Jackson has named < he location the Hidden Treasure.  A Company that Means  Riisiness.  That  the Esler  company 'means, business  is  evidenced by the fact ihat within 24 hours after  his arrival at Nelson, mr. Esler had.20 men at  work on the Dandy. This force will be increased  as soon as a boarding-house can be erected, the  present cabins being too small to accommodate  more men. Mr. Esler has also got control of  the Ollie, the first westerly' extension of the  Dandy, by purchasing E. S. Topping's interest.  Ore  in  Rotb  Tuuncls.  When G.'C. Howe of Duluth, Minnesota, purchased the Fourth, on Copper creek in Hot  Springs district, he was not sure as to the value  of the ground. Since work was resumed this  spring ore has been struck in both tunnels, and  foreman Trewarthen thinks he can make a. mine  out of the property.  Forty-eiglit Feet of doort Ground.  The boys who are at work sinking a, shaft on  the Kootenay Chief, at Galena bay, have made  a disco very���������a discovery of 48 feet of vacant  ground between the Kootenay Chief and the  Blue Bell, both crown-grant claims.  $  Mfciff "&'-'��������� "fr'^T-'-V/fcfc"--"^^ ^^."^t'!'^'^', \^ ^^:^ i? Wal)*.JVJ*3''^<*j������'\.>^ THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE  6,  1891.  Main Street,  Wright Street,  dealers msr  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware,  ies; Provisions, Boots and Slices,  Furnishings; Etc., Etc.  3ST-  IB-  Having bought the stock and book debts of the late firm of, E, S. WILSON & CO., all parties having outstanding accounts  , ,    are requested to call and settle them as soon as possible,  it  THE   'KAIL WAY   PKOB1FJI."  The author of this work,  A. B. Stickney, is  the president of the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas  City railroad, and the^man who not long since  said   no   railway   manager   would    keep   any  agreement longer than it suited him to break it,  can   hardly be   considered   an   "anti-railroad  man" in the common acceptance of the term.  His principal business is the ������������������management of a  railway, and half his fortune is invested in railways, the other half being in manufacturing,  banking and real estate. He, therefore, claims  to be-in a position to consider the railway problem with impartial it. y, or at least without any  bias against the railways.  His views are not in accordance with those of  the average   railway  manager   or   student   of  transportation questions in the United States,  but they are such as have been gaining ground  for some years.    He first takes the ground that  the object of the so-called granger legislation is  not to destroy the value of railway property,  but to  protect other property from  being destroyed by the methods of railway management;  in other words to prevent discrimination, and  he believes that the people have dealt with the  question in a fair-minded spirit.     His  theory,  broadly stated,  is  that railways are properly  agents of the state; that the. revenues collected  by them are not in the nature of payments for  services rendered, but in the nature of a tax levied and collected by exercise of the sovereignty  of the state under its permission and license. In  accordance with this idea the fixing of rates becomes a function of the state, to be exercised by  a commission endowed with full authority.   The  author recognizes the difficulty of harmonizing  State and federal action in this matter, but believes that if there be any present constitutional  difficulty in the way of bringing the whole subject of railway traffic within the authority of  congress, the logic of future events will require  and produce amendments to that end.    He be-  , lieves that governmental control of rates should  be regarded with favor by the  companies, because experience shows that they are powerless  to make and maintain uniform and stable rates,  or  to prevent ruinous  competition.    It should  also be favored by the people, because the present state of affairs cannot continue permanently.  Consolidation is likely to result sooner or later  unless the state interferes.   The laws now forbid  the consolidation of competing lines, but they  cannot forbid a common individual ownership.  Should present competition result in the financial collapse of numerous extensive systems, a  few great bears will be able to bid in the properties,   recoup   themselves    by    non-competitive  rates, and become  the  billionaires   of the future.    As far as the present safeguards are concerned,   the  author holds  that" the   interstate  commerce law has many excellent features, but  that the machinery provided for its enforcement  is utterly inadequate.  Belong  to  tlie  Same Class as Consul  Ewing.  It has long been the custom of the Detroit,  Belle Isle &  Windsor Ferry Company, which  does business between Windsor and Detroit, to  observe the holidays of both countries by decorating its boats with flags. Queen Victoria's  seventy-second birthday anniversary was on the  24th  of   Mav  and   the   Canadian  government  ordered it celebrated on the 25th. That morning not a flag waved from the poles of either of  the company's ferry boats, the Hope or the Victoria. When Canadian customs officer Beers  noticed this he, ordered the captain of the  Hope to get out his bunting. That officer  complied willingly, but when he ordered  the captain of the Victoria to do the  same that officer absolutely refused until  ordered by superintendent Clinton. Beers sent  for Clinton and roused the latter's ire by ordering the flags displayed at once. Clinton flatly  told Beers that he would do nothing of the sort,  and hot Words passed between the men, Beers  telling Clinton that he would have the Victoria  tied up unless the flags waved in the breeze.  .Clinton wilted at this, and the cross of St.  George floated all the rest of the day on both  boats. Beers claimed that he had a right to do  as he did, as the boats do an international business, and work under a Canadian charter. Collector G-eorge H. Hopkins of the port of Detroit  and the United States district attorney deny  this right. The full details of this affair were  sent to secretary Blaine by wire.  The  Morning Mine Sold.  Spokane Spokesman, May 26th: The Morning mine has at last been sold to a syndicate of  New7 York and Milwaukee bankers. By the  terms of the sale $300,000 in cash is to be paid  within 60 days, the remaining $300,000 to be  paid in a year, a year and a half, and two years.  The payment is to be secured by one-half of the  mine. The first $300,000 will be distributed  among the crediters of Charles Hussey: $40,000  goes to a mortgage creditor in Chicago, $150,000  goes to the Coeur d'Alene creditors, and $110,000  goes into the Spokane National Bank for the depositors end other creditors. The papers have  been drawn up and the parties have gone to the  mine to get an order of the court confirming  the sale.  Wallace Miner, May 30th: Everything indicates that the sale-of'Morning mine is practically consummated. The parties purchasing the  property have produced satisfactory evidence  to receivers Porter and Chase., and Warren and  Charles Hussey that they will carry the deal  through, and the forfeit money has been accepted by receiver Porter. Judge Holleman  has sanctioned the proposed transfer. Receiver Porter was seen yesterday evening.  He expressed himself as confident the sale  would go without further delay. The purchasing parties agree to pay $600,000 for the mine,  $300,000 of which is to be paid within 60 days.  Mr. Porter thinks this sum will be paid within  30 days, as the buyers are anxious to get control  of the mine as soon as possible. They will put  up a 200-ton concentrator as soon as they get  possession. The present concent .rat or, mr.  Porter says, is doing better work than ever before and the mine is in fine condition. With  the cash payment of $300,000 and the securities  for the balance, mr. Hussey can easily command  $400,000, which will place him on his feet again.  4* ISase " Bullion from the Wild Cat.  "H. F. Keefer has a bar of base bullion, valued at $300, which is the product of a mill run  of 18 tons of ore from the Wild Cat mine in the  Kootenay country, in which he owns a large interest.    The ore was treated at the mill of the  Poorman mine, and had the variners been in  operation, the returns would have been still  more satisfactory." The above is from the Vancouver News-Advertiser, and the ownerof that  $300 bar must feel just a little sore at having it  called "base " bullion. The little bar is gold 99  fine.  9  AINSWORTH, K. C.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR   HIRE.  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN,  9  Sutton Street,  AINSWORTBff,   15." C.  JOSIAH  BROWN............ PROPRIETOR  (Formerly of Virginia, Nevada.) v  The only short-order house in Hot Springs district.  Porterhouse and tenderloin steaks a specialty.  Meals at all hours.  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions, Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  duty on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  i ���������        Bam a        Baarf������ H  B    H    2 Tk B "������ y  (Late Assayer for the Anaconda Company, Butte, Montana.)  ASSAYER and CHEMIST  '  ��������� ' AIKSWORTII,' B. C.  Assay Charges.���������Gold, silver, or lead, $1.50 each. Gold  and silver or lead and silver, $2. Copper, $2.50. Silver and  copper, $3. Gold, silver, and lead, $3. Gold, silver, and  copper, $3.50.  ASKSWORTfll,  IS. c.  Gold and silver or lead  Gold, silver, or lead, $1.50 each  and silver, $2. Gold, silver, and lead, $3. Copper, $2.50.  Silver and copper, $3. Gold, silver, and copper, $3.50. All  copper assays by electrolysis.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Agent for mineral claims ; crown grants  obtained   for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished.  Office at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C.  1 >V^������...i.-<<.������  fltt  i iii.ii a' ��������� tfv������*'������y? i THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  C,   SATURDAY,  JUNE" 6,  1891.  3  George C. Hunt  J. Dover  Josephine Street  Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturing Jewelers  for the Trade.  DEALERS IN  DIAMONDS  SILYEEWABE  CLOCKS  JEWELRY  CHRONOGRAPHS  AND  ALL. FINE WATCHES  Carefully Repaired : and   Satisfaction   Guaranteed.  Nelson Store, for tlie Present, in "Miner" Building.  Branch. Store at Donald, B. 0.  uames Mcdonald & co.  carry large lines of plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $6.50 to $500. Hotels furnished throughout. Office and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire, hair, and wool  mattresses in stock. Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Bros, pianos and Doherty organs-  JOSEPHINE STREET, NELSON.  DEALERS IN  GECJB3yEIO^^Il,S.  PATENT MEDICINES,  T';a t:\wssaIiE   mailers   in   cigaks.    Raymond  SEWING 'MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Oor, East Baker and Ward Streets.  AM ASTONISHING STORY OF RUSSIAN TREACHERY.  The recent arrest of the nihilist, Degaief, in  south Russia for the murder of Soudieikin was  the termination of as remarkable a career as a  Russian  nihilist ever  ran.    Eleven  years ago  Degaief was a captain of the guards.    He was  keen, enthusiastic,  well-educated,   and  discontented.    He was an idealist, and a firm believer  in the badness of the state of affairs in modern  Russia.    He was not then a nihilist but he had  in him all the materials from which nihilists are  made.   He drifted slowly and naturally into the  society  Of  radicals, and became steadily more  extreme in his political views, till a day came  when he found himself at the head of a conspiracy against the life of the czar.    The conspiracy  was discovered, all the conspirators  were  arrested, and Degaief was condemned to die.    He  accepted his  fate  without a whimper.    Three  days before the date set for executing him, the  door of his cell was opened to admit Soudieikin,  whom  Degaief  recognized immediately as  an  old and long-forgott;en comrade in arms.  "How are you, old fellow ?" said the chief.  For a moment Degaief felt hope, then relaxed  into a state of resignation, and answered :   "My  last opportunity to speak for myself, isn't it?"  "No, comrade," was the reply. "I bring you  the pardon of the czar."  "What! What! Then he requires from me  some service in return." *  "Nothing at all. You are free, Unconditionally free. Come home with me and we will talk  about it."  Degaief went. In his study Soudieikin said:  "You know our old friendship. Well, that saved  you. I went to the czar and interceded for you,  giving ray word of honor that, if freed, you  would quit your old ways. I have the good fortune to enjoy the czar's confidence, and he  granted me the life of my friend."  Degaief sank in tears at the chief's feet, and  protested his determination never again to make  common cause with the nihilists. The chief  continued:  "What do you expect to do now? Your return to the army is impossible. I can offer you  my secretaryship, with salary enough to pay for  your daily bread. You will be, in case you accept this, a member of the secret police and my  right-hand man. Go home, think about it, and  decide without undue attention to my advice."  Full of gratitude, Degaief hastened to enlist in  the service of the chief. He put head, heart, and  hand into his work. He pursued his old colleagues day and night. Nineteen nihilists were  brought by him to death, and scores were sent  through his influence to Siberia. Degaief obtained the full confidence of his chief. Soudieikin had estimated him correctly in everything  save his susceptibility to the pangs of remorse.  Degaief could not forget his old radical tendencies. The scorn of his former colleagues scorched  him till he could endure the pain no longer. He  went one evening to the house of a nihilist  leader and swore by his revolutionary past to do  anything required by the revolutionary party  as the condition of his reinstatement.  "Kill Soudieikin," said the nihilist leader.  "Degaief requested a day in which to think  over this suggestion.    Twenty-four hours later  he gave  his promise  to murder the man who  saved his life.  The full significance of this promise Can hardly  be comprehended without an understanding of  the position of Soudieikin at that time.   He was  at the height of his power.    He was only nominally   dependent on the  Third   division.     He  came and   went as he  pleased,   had constant  access to the czar, was master of agents answerable only to  him,   and   had   unlimited   credit  at   the    Imperial   bank.     He   was,   in   short,  nearer   to   omnipotence   than  any   other  officer of   police   before  or  since   his   rime;   and  all this power he applied with all hi3- amazing  energy to the extinction of nihilism and nihilists. He occupied lodgings in several quarters of  St.   Petersburg.    Every  evening,   however,   he  met Degaief in  the third  story  of a   modest  dwelling   house,  occupied   otherwise   only   by  small   tradesmen,   who   knew  nothing of   the  identity of their fellow tenant.    Here, Degaief  decided, the chief of the secret police must die.  Two nihilists took rooms on the third floor in  the next house, and with the outside wall adjoining the outside wall of Soudieikin's apartments.    During the day-time when Soudieikin  was absent, for three  weeks  tlje conspirators  laboriously scratched and filed away brick and  mortar between them '..arid their victim. Not a  blow was struck, not a fragment was cut. The  powder from the walls was carried off in the  pockets of Degaief's accomplices. At last only  a thin sheet of plaster and paper separated them  from the chief's study.  On the night Of the murder Degaief and the  man who had saved his life sat together at the  study desk.     Degaief let fall  a heavy paperweight, the wall was burst in with a blow from  a hammer, and the three hihilsts sprang upon  Soudieikin.     For   ten   minutes   all   four   men  struggled up and down the room, and then the  chief was struck down dead by Degaief.    Half  an hour later the nihilists hi disguise left the  neighborhood, and hurried off to announce their  deed to a company of waiting revolutionists in  a far-off basement.    The murder was discovered  orr.the next afternoon.    Shortly afterwards Degaief 's accomplices were arrested, but as they  were only his creatures they were let off with a  life sentence to hard labor in Siberia.    Degaief  could not be found, although his portrait was  scattered over the length and breadth of Russia,  and high rewards were offered for the capture  of him, alive or dead.    Eight years later, while  attempting to enter Russia with false passes, he  has been overtaken by retribution.  All this is not the fairy tale told by czar haters  qr nihilist haters. It is the plain, unadorned  narrative of the Russian courts, in which the  details of this remarkable crime have been revealed.  C. Hamber,  Notary Public,  Nelson.  A. G. Thynne,  G. G. Henshaw,  Vancouver  Eeal Estate, Mining Brokers,  AND  Insurance Agents.  REAL  ESTATE.  We are now offering some of the best residential lots in  the southern addition to the townsite from $135 up. Good  terms. No Building Conditions. These lots are good  value. Good business lots in all parts of the townsite at  reasonable figures. Now is the time to buy. Call and see  our list.  MINES.  Mining claims and mining interests handled advantageously on small margin. Quotations given on all classes of  mining machinery.  Citizens of Canada, fire and accident; Equitable of New  York, life. '.Good Companies; Good Rates.  NELSON 0PPI0E, 105 WEST BAXEB STEEET.  Vancouver Ofllcc, 346 Water Street.  3  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:   Stanley Street.  Dental fillings, guaranteed for one year, neatly and carefully done in gold, amalgam, or cement on Tuesdays and  Fridays from 2 to 4 P. M.  N. HOOVER  still has a few more cases of CONDENSED MILK for sale. 4  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE  6,   1891.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months Sl.oO.'six months ������2.50, one year $4.  Transient. Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the.firstjnsertion 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.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  ���������envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock., ���������        ���������'. ,,    .       . / "  .  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.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old \Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters:  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EDITORIAL    REMARKS.  On the morning of the 2nd the following press  dispatch was sent out from Ottawa: "Sir John  '" A. Macdonald has had another paralytic  "stroke���������the third since the late election cam-  ...'" paign. He still lives arid, that is all that can  " be said." Passengers who arrived at Nelson  on Thursday evening report that sir John died  on Wednesday night. By his death, Canada  loses her foremost, politician, for among the  many able men who have taken part in Canadian  politics in the last 40 years, no one of them was  the equal of sir John A. Macdonald as a party  leader. That he was tin scrupulous in his methods will not be denied; but when a man once  enters politics, to become successful he must  adopt the maxim, "the end justifies the means."  He was at all times true to what he considered  Canada's best interests; was ever loyal to the  British flag; and no man could be more steadfast to his political friends. Canada has lost her  ablest son; Great'Britain a staunch adherent;  the Conservative party a leader that cannot be  replaced.   No one thing has contributed more toward  making Nelson what it is today���������the main town  in the Kootenay Lake country���������than the fact  that its people have acted as a unit in all things  that concern the town. Let them so continue  to act, and the lead the town has secured will be  maintained. But let them once split into factions���������no matter what the interest is that  causes the split���������then the good feeling that  should always accompany prosperity will have  an end. In the,matter of street improvements,  the question that alone should be considered is:  the greatest good to the greatest number.    A  ir>  O  question that can be decided only by a general  consultation of property-owners. Let the consultation take place at once.  It has been suggested that the people of Nelson subscribe a sum to be used in properly celebrating the natal clays of the two peoples who  are engaged in developing and upbuilding the  Kootenay Lake country. Canada's natal day is  July 1st; that of the United States, July 4th.  A meeting to take action in the matter will be  held at The Miner office on Monday evening  next at 8:30 o'clock sharp.  The attention of the provincial government is  called to the danger to which the public records  at Nelson and Ainsworth are exposed. If the  record books in the offices of the mining recorders at these places were destroyed, endless  litigation would be the result. This can all be  averted by the expenditure of a few hundred  dollars for safes. The Miner suggests, if the  money can be procured in no other way, that  $500 be taken from  the road, bridge, and trail  appropriation for the district and used for the  purpose. _____  That the sum of $2000 was set aside for a wharf  at Nelson cannot be disputed, for was it not so  announced in the Revelstoke.jStar, the government's official organ in West Kootenay district.  Notwithstanding   this   official   announcement,''  the sum.is said to have been diverted to other  uses ?    If so diverted, what party or interest interfered  in   the  matter���������a  purely local affair?  Did the Canadian Pacific "stuff "its friend, commissioner of lands and works Vernon, with tales  of  the ease, with which teams could  approach  the railroad whart'���������?'   Or did  the  promoters of  the  Nelson & Port Sheppard railway work on  the feelings of their friend, provincial secretary  Robson,   by statements  that, as  an   infant, industry, their road could only survive by giving  it as large a slice of the foreshore rights at Nelson as was given that other infant���������the Columbia & Kootenay branch of the Canadian Pacific?  The Miner believes  the latter "crew" got in  their work, and are now doing their level best  to beat Nelson out of a public improvement to  which she is fairly entitled.  The  present   time-table  of  the   Columbia  &  Kootenay   railway   is   very   unsatisfactory   to  travelers to and from United States points.    By  the present arrangements, travelers from Little  Dalles are compelled to  remain at Sproat from  the afternoon of Tuesdays and Fridays till the  afternoon of Thursdays and   Mondays;   whilst?  travelers from Ainsworth and Nelson, bound for  Little Dalles, must remain at "Sproat from the  afternoon of Tuesdays and Fridays till the morning  of   the  following   Fridays  and   Tuesdays.  This  is   not   accommodating   the   public,   and  trains should either be  run over the road every  day, or at least on  Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.    The reason given by the officials of the road for running regular trains but  2 days a week is, that if trains were run oflener  it would interfere with the work train that is  used  in   ballasting  the  road.      That  difficulty  could be easily got over by starting the regular  train from Nelson at 12 M. of the 4 days above  mentioned.    At any  rate, the traveling public  should be accommodated ; and the railroad company should not discriminate against passengers  to and from the sections to the south of the international boundary line.  Between the "backcapper" and the foolish  idea that a prospect should bring a mine price,  the average claim owner is nearly always in the  "soup." If in a fair way to make a sale, the  "backcapper" will step in and scare off the intending purchaser; and when not scared off by  " baekcappers," intending purchasers are 9 times  in 10 scared off by the high prices asked by the  claim owner. The "backcapper" should mind his  own business; and the claim' owner should learn  a little business sense. Possibly, then there  would be.more sales of prospects in both Toad  Mountain and Hot Springs districts.  The "People's Party of the United States" was  born and christened last week at Cincinnati.  There was no lack of sponsors, 1417 of them assisting at the ceremony. The new party proposes to make paper money as plentiful and  cheap in the United States as it is in the Argentine Republic. In that case it can, perhaps,  afford to carry out the pension plank of the  platform, which, so far as can be understood  from its peculiar verbiage, proposes to give  the old soldiers greenbacks enough to make  up  for  the  discount   which  they suffered  du  ring and immediately after the war. It is  a "tariff for revenue only" platform, with all  which that means to the workmen in protected  industries who were represented in the convention. There are some .-other ideas incorporated  in the resolutions. , Of the platform as a whole  it may be said that what of it is new is not good,  according to present lights. The new party began life with the lung power of a healthy babe.  It will be fortunate if it don't-get winded before  ��������� ���������' 1892:.: ������������������       .    __/__ ������������������-;,.;��������� ������������������,-���������'.������������������������������������;"     /    '. '     '  Two Men.  iiilleil  in  a. BgiiiiJhvny   Accident..  Kamloops Sentinel, May 30 th :   The worst accident that has ever occurred on the Pacific division of the Canadian Pacific was that of Wednesday   morning  last,  by   which one man  was  killed outright, one so seriously injured that he  died the fallowing day, and two so badly hurt  that  they  are now lying in a very precarious  condition.    On Tuesday evening at 7:25 a freight  train of 21 cars left Kamloops for Revelstoke in  charge of conductor McDonald.    Therest of the  crew was made up of A. S. Morse,, engine driver;  Thomas  Irwin,   fireman;   and  John   Jamieson  and William Carter, brakemen.   Another brake-  man iivthe employ of the company, F.J. Tenny,  rode on the engine.    Besides  the above-named,  F. McCarthy of Revelstoke  and John Hay of  Douglas, Manitoba, were on  board���������the former  with one -"car of cattle and the latter with a car  of  horses.    At  2:50  A. M., and when within 4  miles   of    Revelstoke, a   wooden    bridge    was  reached.    The structure is about 60 feet in width  and spans a low-lying   marsh  or muskeg at a  height of about 10 feet.    A fog prevailed at the  time, but even through this it was noticed that  there  was  smoke in the neighborhood  of the  bridge, which is approached in a somewhat, circuitous way.    Before anyone on board had time  to reflect upon  the cause of the smoke, the engine had struck the bridge, and went down with  a crash.    The engine and tender almost doubled  up, and 6 of the cars swelled the wreckage.    Engineer Morse was thrown out with great violence,   and,������������������ covered   with   the   broken   timbers,  iron, etc., lay stunned and helpless until kicked  into consciousness by a steer in its desperate efforts to free  itself  from   the jumbled pile.    For  several minutes he lay there helpless, every moment expecting that the brute would finish the  work, and deprive, him of the life which the calamity had spared.    The steer had to  be killed  before Morse could he rescued.    He had his leg  broken, and  his body  generally badly bruised.  Fireman Irwin  is supposed to have been killed  instantaneously, as when   his  body was picked  up it was found to be 'mangled beyond recognition.    The  head   was   completely  smashed   in.  Tenny was so severely injured that he died the  next day in  the Royal  Inland hospital at this  place.    He was buried under a pile of wood from  the tender, and, while so situated, the escaping  steam and fire from the engine Were playing on  him.    So badly was he scalded and bruised that  no hopes were entertained for hi^recovery.    He  was a married man, whose wife/and family are  living in Omaha,, Nebraska.   Jamieson, who was  braking on the fore part  of the train, now lies  in the hospital in a. precarious condition.    His  leg is broken  in  two'places, his  head and body  terribly bruised, and  his general condition very  low.   Hay,   MaCarthy,   McDonald,   and Carter,  being in  the rear of the train, escaped, unhurt,  and through their gallant exertions the others  were taken out.    All the cattle were killed, and  but 3 horses escaped.    Carter took the track to  Revelstoke,  and   telegraphed   to Kamloops for  medical aid.    A   special ��������� train  was at once dispatched from  here with dr. Tunstall on  board,  and it covered the 133 miles in 4 hours.    All that  medical skill could suugest was done for the sufferers, who were brought to Kamloops as soon  as.the  line  was  opened.    Investigation showed  that the piles of the-bridge had been fired from  beneath, and hence the accident.    Had the mishap not occurred to  the freight, it is'more.than  probable.that the passenger train  east,  which  would have been  on  the spot at about 9 o'clock  that morning, would have gone down, when the  loss of life would have been great.    The body of  Irwin was shipped to his  home in the states.  Tenny was buried this evening at the cemetery,  and although a busy day in town the funeral  cortege w7as large.  ,.������������������    ..i  .���������...!'    ...ft,-   ,i...'Mjf'i    !-���������< '."in ���������, > ,j ...v'l- .���������-���������* -���������'   ������������������..,- f,.������^.^.--   Wn  ."���������.���������'������.���������������..,...*���������!.'."! '3.-J-.--,.  m  ft  l'. v>  t' :."��������� .' THE MINEE: NELSON, B. CL, SATUEDAY, JUNE 6,.-. -1891.  Dealers in Dry 6-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and comnlete in every Department,' and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  , and compare Prices. .     ,; ���������"������������������'/������������������'',  . ���������-  ain Street; REYELSTOEE.  9 and 11 East Yernon Street NELSON.  Jm  A 'CURIOSITY    IN    AIWEKTISIXG.  The following,criticjjue of The Miner's advertising rates is from the Inter-Mountain of Butte,  Montana:' ���������. \ . ��������� ���������..''.. '  Now,comes The Miner, published at Nelson,  British Columbia, with the following announce-:  merit among its published rates of advertising:  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.  Just why the weight of the little stranger is of  so much importance that a. statement of it will  offset the charge for publication is a/curious  point. It looks like an attempt at unjust  \discrimination, as light-weight youngsters are  the ones likely to have their avoirdupois unau-  nounced; but why that fact concerns the editor"  is a peculiar circumstance, unless he is looking-  for a future heavy-weight champion, or <%  good hearty boy to train up as bouncer for the  sanctum. Then to base the charge for a marriage notice on the social standing of the bridegroom is another peculiarity. The usual newspaper custom is to disregard the social status  when a charge is to be made for such notices  and consider only the ability of the bridegroom  to pay. The obvious motive of 'our British 'Columbian' contemporary is, by establishing such a,  rule, to insure himself reliable data on which to  base his write-ups. Here, perhaps, is the way a,  sample notice, based on the information called  for in the advertisement, will appear :  Born to the wife of John First-time May 9, 1891, a child.  Sex, masculine;   class, heavy-weight;  tips the  beam,'on'  stepping into the ring, at 12 pounds ; umpire,dr. Bigfee.  This form could be modified to suit the occasion, grading down in about this manner: Ten  pounds, welter-weight; 8 pounds, middle-weight:  5 pounds, light-weight; under 5 pounds, bantam  or feather-weight. As for the difference in the  kind of marriage notices, it is fair to assume  that the British Columbia paper really, means,  that instead' of the fee being according to the  social standing of the parties, the rule is intended to work the other way, and that the  social standing of the parties (to be stated in the  notice) will depend entirely upon the size of the  fee that has been paid for the same.  The wording of the notice is not at all ambiguous, as the Inter-Mountain would make it appear. It reads just what it means. As an illustration : A notice of the marriage of editor  Reed of the Inter-Mountain would be published  at the minimum price, while one announcing  the marriage of mechanical superintendent  ELester of the same paper would cost the maximum figure. The one is not in society; the  other is up to his ears.  >0BER   LEASE.  Thirty days after date I in tenet to make application to  the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission  to lease for lumbering purposes the following tract of land:  Beginning at a stake on the west bank of the Lardeau  river, about 4������ miles from its mouth, thence south 80  chains, thence east to the river, thence north along bank  of river to the place of beginning; containing 610 acres  more or less. G. O. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, April 16th, 1891.  GrEu. E. ft, ELLIS, F. 0. S.  MINING   ENGINEER   AND   CHEMIST,  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," the "Iron Ores of  the World," etc.; expert in the "Bluebird  Mining Suit" (Butte City);  NELSON, B.C.Will examine and report on, or superintend the development of, mining properties in West.Kootenay; advises on the treatment of ores, and furnishes specifications of mining, milling, and smelting plants.,  ASSA.Y . CHARGES : Gold, silver, or lead, $1.50 each.  Gold and silver, or lead and silver, '$2. Copper,, $2.50.  Silver and copper, $3. Gold, silver, and lead, ������3. Gold,  silver, and copper, |4 ; and so on.  DTLDERi  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  ARCHITECT,  CONTRACTOR   AND   BUILDER,  NEIjS.O'N,- B. C.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of building's.  PIONEER  PAINTER   AND   DECORATOR.  Address:   Nelson Hotel.  BEIGE AND ST0HE MASON,  PLASTERER.  Will contract to do brick and stone work, also plastering  and calcimining. Leave orders at J. Fred Hume & Co's,  9 and 11 East Vernon street, Nelson, B. C.  o   ..  W.  J.  WILSON.  W.  PERDUE.  &     PE  PROPRIETORS OF  AT  NELSON AND AINSWOETH,  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meatSf and deliArer same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country-  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  nyE^^-ISZE   C03STTRACTS  with merchants for hauling freight to or from railroad  depot and steamboat wharf.  NELSON OEEICE AND MARKET,  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  PROPRIETOR OF THE  PI o zisriE IE IR,  AND  Ward Street,  rear Govern incut IJ������uiI<!ing,  NELSON, B. C.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Eto.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  ALL .T1SE   R'������YS   ���������0   TO  No. 15 ESaXver Street,  when they are looking for fun.   The best of wines,  liquors, and cigars always on hand.  Will undertake any work or contract in Avhich pack animals or teams can be used.    Will tarnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   C0NTEA0T  TO  CAEEY  PASSENQEES  and baggage to and from hotels ; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  i railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS  NELSOM. 6  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.   G.,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE  6,   1891.  DO NOT USE POOR MATERIAL  in buildings when first:claa8  OLD1NGS,  arc for sale in any quantity by the  NELBON  SAWMILL CO.  '.'���������'���������'.., ...���������.���������   o ��������� '������������������'...-,  Yard:   At end of FlMiue ill Nelson.  Mill s  Two Miles South of Nelson.  Builders concede, that the lumber from our mill is ALL  OF FIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in the rough and  dressed.   Parties ordering any of the above  material from us will have the same  delivered   promptly   in  any  part of Nelson.  cut and run down the lumber flume, and sold  at low prices.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber- good, bad, and indifferent ��������� on  hand or made to order.  0. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  The Davies-Sayward  ny  MANUFACTURERS  OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PEICE  LIST  (DELIVERED AT NELSON,   AINSWORTH,  OR  BALFOUR).  BRESSEI*.  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 inch,       "  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  ROUGH.  No. 1 common, per M   ������20 00  No. 2        " "     15 00  Culls, "    12 00  Shingles, "      4 50  MOjX������IN������S.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2������@10c  Mills at Pilot Bay, K.ootenay Lake.  Geo. (x. Bushby,   .   .   .   Manager  MINERAL CLAIMS RECOROEB AN������ TRANSFERRED  AT NELSON, TOAD MOUNTAIN DISTRICT.  Friday, May 29th.���������The Mayflower, situate on the first  west branch of Rover creek ; John Case, Stewart Gentiles,  Thomas Mulvey, and James McKerhen, locators.  Saturday, May 30th.���������The Shiloah, situate on Morning  mountain and about 1200 feet north from the Morning mineral claim; Silas John, locator. The Ada G, situate between 49 and Eagle creeks, near the Kootenay river, and  being the third north extension of the Royal Canadian;  J. H. Chapman and Alfred Bunker, locators. The Copper  Lead, situate about one mile west of the Royal Canadian,  about 70 feet north from the government trail; J. H.  Chapman and Alfred Bunker, locators. ,  Monday, June 1st.���������The Fcr Argenta, situate on the west  slope of Toad mountain, about half a mile north from the  Silver King ; Isaac Lougheed, locator.  Tuesday, June 2nd.���������The Jordan, being a fraction lying  between the Democrat, Old Dominion, Newmarket, and  Goldehdale claims ; Nathan E. Lay, locator.  Wednesday, June 3rd.���������The Skybird, situate������ on the  north side of the Kootenay river, opposite the mouth of 49  creek, about 2 miles from the said river; C. C. Sproule, locator. The 89, rerecorded by J. M. Scrafford. The Lucky  Number, situate on Toad mountain, and joining the north  side line of the Dandy; B. H. Lee, locator. The Denver  City, situate on the west side of 49 creek, about 2 miles  above the government trail; Rufus M. Dougan, locator.  '-..'���������   ,(5y ������������������  TRANSFERS. "..'���������.���������.  Tuesday, May 26th.���������Sale, by Thomas Barker, of entire  interest in the Myemer claim to A. L. Davenport, for $1.  Sale, by Thomas Barker, of a one-sixth interest in the Blue  Cloud and a one-third interest in the Eagle Nest claims to  M. C. Monaghan for $500.  Thursday, May 28th.���������Sale, by Joseph Pownder, of a one-  half interest in the Alaska claim to Dougald Carmicbael  for,$50. Sale, by Charles Van Ness, of a one-fourth interest in the Uphia mineral claim to R. C. Ferguson for $10.  AT AINSWORTH,  HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT.  Saturday, May 30th.���������The Lone Star, situate about 1 mile  west of Kootenay lake and about 1 mile north of Wood-  berry creek ; W. R. Elsasser, locator. The Last Chance,  situate about 1 mile north of Woodberry creek, and joining the Lone Star; Harry L. Jackson, locator. The Rainy  Day, situate about 1 mile east of the Skyline and adjoining  the Kootenay King ; William V. Papwoath, locator. The  Ferguson, situate between the Little Cedar and the south  fork of Woodbury creek, about 2 miles west of Kootenay  lake and adjoining the side line of the Fergus ; F. A. Bielenberg, locator. The Hard Cash, situate about 2 miles  west of Kootenay lake, and adjoining the Jeanne Mae;  E. A. Bielenberg, locator. The Belcher, situate about 3  miles west of Kootenay lake, and adjoining the south end  of the Delia; Thomas Shearer and Charles Chambers, locators. The Hoosier, situate about 3 miles southwest of  Kootenay lake, between the Badger and Bruno claims ; J.  O. Swift, locator.  Monday, June 1st.���������The Contractor, on the east side of  Kootenay lake, and being a fraction claim between the  Blue Bell and Kootenay Chief claims; Tom McGovern,  Alexander McLeod, Denis Devlin, John Mclnnes, and  George Francis, locators. The Dawn of Day, situate about  half a mile east of Kootenay lake, about 500 feet southeast  of the Tarn O'Shanter and adjoining the Queen of Sheba;  G. O. Buchanan (h), W. E. Murray (i), and M. Kinney, (i),  locators. The Lulu, situate about 1 mile west of Kootenay  lake, between the Amoor and Indian; James Kyle, locator. The Hidden Treasure, situate about half a mile  west of the No. 1 and adjoining the Belcher ; Robert Jackson, locator.  Tuesday, June 2nd.���������The Mount View, situate about 4  miles west of Kootenay lake, on the north bank of Krao  creek; J. G. McGuigan, locator. The Silver Bell, situate  about quarter of a mile west of Kootenay lake, and being  the third southerly extension of the Tariff; J. G. McGuigan, locator.  Wednesday, June 3rd.���������The Lowlander, situate about 1  mile northwest of the town of Ainsworth, and adjoining  the north end of the Hector; J. O. Swift, Ivy Holland, and  Charles Chambers, locators.  A Prospector Swears Off.  c  A resident of Ainsworth writing to a friend in  Butte, the letter being published in the Inter-  Mountain, says: "Ainsworth is but a small  town, but it is the supply point for a large mining country, and as there is but little ground to  build on good lots will be worth say $5000.  There is inoney in real estate here and at Nelson. JNelson will be the big town of this country. Men stand on the sidewalk and say this is  the greatest mining country in the world. From  a street decision there is no appeal. I have not  overdrawn anything, but come short in many  particulars. If I were to write as "loud" as I  think you would say I am excited or drinking. I  have not tasted a drop on British soil, and never  shall. When a man finds the dump of life chiefly  composed of waste rock, it is time to change his  former course, and in order to do that he better  go to a new country. I think I have reached  the bottom of the incline of my misfortunes.  A man that drinks too much is shunned by the  better class  and  laughed at by the   "rabble."  Good-bye to all villainous d  compounds.  "I will close by making a few remarks :  " Come here and you will become better satisfied with yourself "and with life. It does not  take long to make a fortune if you put money  in the right place. Some men here are now  rich that landed with nothing but a hole in their  pocket. Come here, the lightning rod of good  fortune may strike you."  Canadian Pacific Eailway  OTTE NATIONAL HIGHWAY. ������������������.���������������������������  Through Passenger Service from Ocean to Ocean.  LOWEST FAEES TO ALL POINTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Kootenay liak.c Shippers will be consulting   their  own  interests .,'"���������'���������  by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's,  STEAMER   "LYTTON"  leaves Sproat's Landing for REVELSTOKE every Tuesday and Friday, making connection with ^^  VAN00UVEE,  NEW WESTMINSTER  VI0T0EIA,  ���������������  o  .ft  j   o-  ZJVLOIl^TTZRESlA.IL.,  TOBOIsTTO,  ST.  le-A-XTI^  AND  ALL POINTS EAST. ",      '> ���������    ;  For rates,  maps,   time-tables,  etc.,  etc.,  apply to any  agent of the company.  ROBERT KERR, D.e E. BROWN,  Gen'l Fr't and Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gen'l Fr't & Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vancouver, B. C.  THE    COLUMBIA    &   KOOTENAY    STEAM  NAVIGATION   COMPANY,   LIMITED.  THE STEAMER LYTTON  will leave REVELSTOKE every Monday and Thursday  at 4 A. M. for Robson- and Little Dalles, connecting  at Robson with the Columbia & Kootenay R. R.,  and at Little Dalles with the Spokane ,  ' & Northern R. R.  Returning, will leave LITTLE DALLES every Tuesday  and Friday at 9 A. M., arriving at Robson between  3 and 5 P. M.,and remaining from 15 to 30  minutes, then proceeding to Revelstoke.  F. &. CHRISTIE, Agent,...-.  , REVEjLSTOKE, B. C.  ERCHANTS  OF THE  KOOTENAY  LAKE  DISTRICT,  And   Others   Whom   it   May Concern   and Interest,  During my trip to the east last winter, I made arrangements with manufacturingc firms and others for the establishment of a WHOLESALE BUSINESS in this district.  A consignment of samples���������about 15 or 20 cases���������will be  here about the end of May ; and merchants are requested  for the general good of themselves and the district to defer  placing any further orders till they have seen my samples  and obtained quotations.  C. W. BUSK, Balfour, B. ���������.  FOOT   OF WA RI>STREET,  ISAIAH   STEVENSON, Proprietor.  Boats to hire by the hour or day at reasonable rates.  Boats built and repaired.  TRAIL,  B. C.  TOPPING & HANNA...... Proprietors  Good. Table;   Good I&eds;   BIyas-���������lose Liquors.  BALFOUR,   B. C. ���������  BO^-T   BTJILDEES.  Hold your orders for Peterborough canoes until you see  specimens of our work and obtain our prices.  ph. ..sf.H.t .���������< -Vv"-��������� THE MINEE:    NELSON,  B." 0.,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE  6,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B.C.  H.   &   T,   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage  cowards Kootenay river, and, is newly  furnished throughout.  t zei :e    t .a. ble  Is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  ��������� being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  jiladden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Corner West "Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TW0-ST0EY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AjTD THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  JAS. DAWgO!  PROPRIETORS  BALFOUR,   B. C.  FLINT .& GALLOP, Proprietors.  The BALFOUR commands a fine view of the Outlet and  Lake, and will be kept second to no hotel in  Hot Springs district.  Balfour is easily accessible.to the mines in Hot Springs  district, and is in the center of a large area of mineral country not yet prospected.    It is also  within easy distance of the Kootenay  Lake and .Pilot Bay sawmills.  TRAIL CREEK, B. C.  W.   R.  POHI/TON '.PROPRIETOR.  The Gladstone is the best kept hotel in the Trail Creek  mining district, its proprictorbcing a caterer of experience.  The table will always be supplied with the best of everything obtainable. The bar is stocked with choice liquors  and cigars, including Hiram Walker & Sons' pure rye  whiskies.   Good stabling for animals.  E NAY H  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  ���������'NELS0N, B. C.  SODERBERG  & JOHNSON,  PROPRIETORS.  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.       v in the mountains.  tzhzze :b_a.:r,  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies.sold except Hiram Walker & Soils'  celebrated brands.  a  The 'Finest Hotel in Toad  Mountain  District."  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NEJLSON, 15. ���������.  ..M   &  PROPRIETORS.  A HONEY,  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.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  THE!  HOTEL AND EESTAUEANT,  EALS   AT  ALL  OPEN  'DAY   AN������   NH2I1T.  Eooms and Sleeping Accommodations for 30 People  NO. 13   EAST BAKER  STREET.  PROPRIETORS.  Prospectus of the Kootenay Lake  Telephone Company, Limited.  The Kootenay Lake Telephone  Company, Limited, a  chartered corporation, will erect a main telephone line  from Nelson   to Ainsworth, via Buchanan's sawmill and  Balfour, and branch lines from Nelson  to  the mines on  Toad mountain and from Ainsworth to the mines in Hot  Springs district, with central exchanges at Nelson  and  Ainsworth.    The capital stock of the company is divided  into 5000 shares of a par value of ������10 each.    Of these, 250  paid up shares have been apportioned to the promoters of  the company for defraying the expenses incident to the  procurement of the charter, which leaves 4750 shares to  erect the company's line.    The estimated cost of the proposed lines is ������7000.   To raise that amount 2500 shares are  now offered subscribers, subscription books to be opened  at Nelson and at "Victoria, and payment to be made as follows:   $1 per share on subscription; ������1 per share on June  15th, 1891, and 50 cents per share on July 15th, 181)1. Tf more  shares are subscribed for than placed on the market, then  the shares shall be allotted pro rata.    The  subscription  books of the company are now open at the office of Houston, Ink & Allan, Nelson, and at the-office of Bod well &  Irving, Victoria. JOHN HOUSTON (president),  R. E. LEMON (vice-president),  J. E. WALSH (secretary),  CHARLES H. INK,  Nelson, B. C, April 29th. Provisional directors.  The Alberta & British Columbia Exploration Company, Limited, (Poreign).  Registered the 22nd day of April, 1891.  CERTIFICATE  OK REGISTRATION.  .     This is to certify that I have this day registered "The  Alberta and British Columbia Exploration Company, Limited," (Foreign), under the "Company's Act, Part IV, Registrationof -Foreign Companies."  The objects for which the company is established arc :  1. To apply for and obtain any legislative or other powers necessary-for'tlie construction, maintenance, and working of any rail way or railways, British, colonial, or foreign,  and to negotiate for and endeavor to obtain con von tions,  charters, subsidies, grants, aids or other assistance in furtherance of such objects or incidental thereto.  2. To undertake the construction and establishment,  and the management, maintenance, and working of any  such railway or railways,,either itself or make them over  wholly or partly to other companies or persons.  3. To take con tracts, British, colonial, or,,foreign, and execute them either itself or by sub-contractors.  4. To undertake the labilities of any company, association, partnership, or person. ���������  5. To aid any body politic or corporate, or company or association or individuals with capital, credit, mean's,, or resources for the prosecution of any railways, works, undertakings, projects, or enterprises. '-'������������������-., ���������'  6. To prosecute and execute, directly or by contributions  or other assistance, any such or any other railways, works,  undertakings, projects, or enterprises in which, or for tlie  proscution whereof, or on. the security whereof, or of aiiy  profits derivable therefrom, the company shall have invested money or embarked capital.  7. To buy or otherwise acquire and sell on its own account or for a commission all kinds of property, real and  personal, moveable and immovable, and to'manage, develop, mortgage, sell, dispose of or otherwise deal with all  or any part of the property of the company as may seem  expedient.  8. To take or otherwise acquire and dispose of shares,,  stock, debentures, bonds, or, other securities in any other  company, British, colonial, or foreign, and to pay or agree  to pay under any contract to be entered into by the company, or for services rendered to such company or this company, in cash or in such stock, shares, or debentures or any  part thereof.  9. Tore-issue any stock, shares, debentures, bonds, or  other securities with or without the guarantee of the  company.  10. To purchase or otherwise acquire, settle, improve,  and cultivate lands and hereditaments, British, colonial, or  foreign.  11. To purchase, hire, construct, or manufacture any  rolling stock, machinery, or plant.  12. TO develop the resources of any land and hereditaments by building, planting, clearing, mining, or otherwise  dealing with the same, and to subscribe out of the funds of  the company towards any purpose calculated to improve  or benefit such property.  13. To stock lands and to breed and deal in cattle of all  kinds, and produce and to colonise the same, and to aid  and encourage emigration.  14. To-make, provide, maintain, and carry on, use and  'work, or contribute towards the making, providing; main-    -  taining, carrying on, using, and working any such railway  or railways as aforesaid, and also tramways, telegraph  lines, canals, reservoirs, wells, aqueducts, roads, streets,  piers, wharves, and other works which may de deemed expedient for the purposes of the company, or contract with  others to do the sanie. *  15. To promote or concur in promoting any company or  corporation, whether British, colonial, or foreign, and to  acquire, hold, and dispose of shares, stocks, or securities of  any such company or corporation, and to pay the expenses  of the promotion and underwriting the capital of any company or corporation so promoted.'���������".  16. To mortgage, with or without a power of sale, and  otherwise deal with all or any of the property and rights of  the company, and to raise money in any manner which may  be thought advisable, and partly by the issue of debentures  or debenture stock, charged cither in themselves or by, a  covering deed upon all or any part of the company's property, and to lend money and to negotiate loans of every description.  17. To procure the capital for any company in any country, but particularly in England or Canada?, for the purpose of carrying into effect any objects of any company  formed for the purpose of agriculture, or for acquiring or  working mines or eoiieries or other purposes, and to issue  the capital of such companies and to subscribe for, purchase, dispose of. and otherwise.deal in the shares, bonds,  and securities of such companies. '    -  18. To sell the undertaking of the company, or any part  or ..parts thereof for such consideration as may be thought  proper, whether payable wholly or partially in cash or in  shares, stock, or debentures or other securities of any other  company, British, colonial, or foreign, now formed or hereafter to be formed, and to distribute any of the property of  the company among the members in specie..  19. ' To'make, endorse,-accept, and execute promissory  notes, bills of exchange, and other negotiable instruments'.  20. To-exercise all or any of the powers given by the  "Companies Seals Act, 1801" and the "Companies' (colonial) Registers Act, 1883."  21. '1 o do all or any of the above things in any part of the  world, either as principals or'agents, contractors or otherwise, and to procure if thought necessary, the company to  be constituted or incorporated as.a corporation, or its nearest equivalent, in any country or colony whatever.  22. To do all such other things as arc incidental or conducive to the above objects.  The capital of the company is ������20,000, divided into 200  shares of ������100 each.  The place of business of the said company in the province  of British Columbia is situated at 21 Bastion street, Victoria, in the said province of British Columbia.  jl In  testimony   whereof I have hereto set  / ~    "\        my  hand and affixed my seal of office  \       j    S        i       tms 22ncl ������"ay ������f April, 1891, at the city of  1 j        Victoria in the province of British Col-  \ _^J        umbia.       (Signed) C. J. LEGGATT.  r Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  3Sr  ��������� ��������� ������-.:.<:  M^ THE  MINEfi:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  JUNE  6,  1891.  e lirocer  ��������� ��������� ��������� ;>        "  Gents' Purnishings  AGENT  FOR  HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY AND  HIRAM  WALKER  &  SONS' WHISKIES.  treets,  ain Street,  Revelstoker-Br=fi  SMAIJL    NINJGETS    OF   NEWS.  While Nelson has the"greatest number of buildings,  Ainsworth boasts of the only 3-story building in the Kootenay Lake country. The building occupies a fine site  overlooking the Lake, is owned by Roderick McLeod, the  capitalist and mine owner, and when completed will be  used for a hotel. v^=,,  Ainsworth has two assay offices, the last one established  being the "Germania," in charge of Alfred Stolberg.  Within 10 days the Kootenay Safe Deposit Company, will  be ready to do a general banking business at Nelson. Mr.  Taylor, the manager, is from Kingston, Ontario, and was  formerly the manager of the Vancouver branch of the  Bank of British North America. The company will also  provide safe deposit boxes for. customers who wish to store  papers for safety.  The United States has appointed an immigrant agent  and deputy collector of customs at Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  The office is held down by J. I. Barnes, formerly of Brown  county, South Dakota. Mr. Barnes paid, the lake country  a visit this week, putting-in the time fishing and studying  natural history. Refore leaving he was of the opinion that  the people on the north side of the international boundary  line enjoyed as much liberty as those on the south side.  Harry Young of Colville came in this Week to take a  look at his Toad mountain properties: He reports the Colville section of country all right, notwithstanding the fact  that the newspapers of that town suspend occasionally.  The Old Dominion mine has 20 meu on the pay-roll, and the  Bonanza is shipping 3 carloads of ore a week to the smelter  at 'iacoma, the smelter at Colville being idle because of the  scarcity of dry ores.  F. G. Christie, agent of the Columbia & Kootenay Steam  Navigation Company, was in Nelson on Friday. He reports his company ready to handle all ores offered it. The  new boat at Little Dalles would how be making daily  trips had there not been a hitch in the forwarding of the  machinery. The new boat at Nelson will be launched next  week, and within a month it is expected will have made a  trial trip. Mr. Stephenson has 20 men at work, and part of  the machinery is already in place.  E.J. Roberts, chief engineer of the Spokane & Northern  railway, Was at Nelson this week looking after the transshipment of machinery for the new boat at Bonner's Ferry.  In 1887 mr. Roberts was chief engineer of what is now the  Great Northern railway, and made a record that any man  might be proud of. In March of that year he put engineers in the field near Minot, Dakota, and by November the  company had a railway in operation to Great Falls, Montana, a distance of 550 miles,  Mr. and mrs. J. C. Rykert spent several days at Nelson  and Ainsworth this week. Mrs. Rykert has the proud distinction of being the first lady to pioneer the lake country.  THE  Kootenay Safe Deposit Co.  NELSON, 16. ���������.,  will shortly transact a general banking business in the  Houston & Ink block. C. TAYLOR, Manager.  Odcll & Squire, merchant tailors, now occupy their new  store in the Houston & Ink block on Josephine street, and  will be pleased to meet all customers.  Nelson, June 5th.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between Oscar Soder-  bcrg and Axel Johnson, doing business as hotelkeepers at  Nelson under the firm name of Soderberg & Johnson, is dis-  solved. All accounts due the firm must be paid to Axel  Johnson, who will also pay all firm debts.  OSCAR SODERBERG,  Nelson, May 26th, 1891. AXEL JOHNSON.  NOTICE.  The undersigned will continue the business at the old  stand, the Kootenay House, and will be pleased to have a  share of public patronage. AXEL JOHNSON.  Nelson, May 26th, 1891.  LUMDELL  rokers,  Corner fiaker and Stanley Streets,  ��������� ',    NE&SON,   15. C.  I T>r ^7"E5 S TMEITTS  FOR NON-RESIDENTS A SPECIALTY.  RENTS   COjLJLE���������TE������  .I>EI5TS    COULE���������TE������  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date we  intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase a tract of land described  as follows:  Beginning at a post marked N. W. corner post on the  west shore of Kootenay lake about three miles south of the  mouth of the Lardeaux river, thence south 40 chains,  thence east to the shore of the lake, thence following the  meanderings of the shore to the place of beginning, containing 160 acres, more or less. T. J. DA VIES.  Ainsworth. B. C., June 1st, 1891. G. B. NAGLE.  NOTICE.  In the matter of James Ryan, E. Matson (alias Korpi) and  Henry Martin (alias Huntula), deceased, intestate.  Notice is hereby given that all persons having accounts  collectible from the estates of James Ryan, E. Matson,  (alias Korpi) and Henry Martin (alias Huntula), deceased,  intestate, are requested to forward to the undersigned a detailed statement of such indebtedness; to whom, also, all  persons indebted to the said estates are requested to pay  all monies due, within 60 days from the publication of  this notice. W. GESNER ALLAN.  Nelson, B. C, June 6th, 1891.    NOTICE.  The RAILWAY HOTEL at ROBSON will be opened on  or about the loth of June. The hotel is advantageously  situated near the railway station and steamboat landing  and will afford all the desirable comforts. The kitchen  will be superintended by one of its owners, N. Sicotte, who  is a caterer of long experience. Mr. Sicotte will be aided ,  by messrs. Levesque and Provost, wrho are also equally interested in the hotel. The table will always be supplied  with the best of everything obtainable. The bar; will be  stocked with choice liquors and cigars. The whole will  be strictly first-class in every respect.  Robson, May 29th. _____ .  NOTICE.  A sitting of the county court of Kootenay will be held at  Nelson on Saturday, the 20th day of June, 1891.  Nelson, May 12th, 1891. T. H. GIFFIN, registrar.  LAY-OVER   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given, that in consequence of the prevailing high water all alluvial mining claims situate on  Hall creek, in the District of West Kootenay, will be laid  over until the 1st day of July.        G. C. TUNSTALL,  Nelson, May 21st, 1891.  Gold commissioner.  NOTICE.  Purchasers of lots in Balfour are hereby requested to  take notice that they can obtain titles to their property as  soon as the final deposits are paid, which are now due.  Money may be paid to mr. Selous at Nelson or to myself at  Balfour. C. W. BUSK.  May 16th, 1891.   ~~ ADMINISTRATOR'S   NOTICE.  In the matter of the estate of Joseph Wilson, deceased,  intestate.  Persons having claims against the above estate are requested to present them to the undersigned, at Nelson,  B. C, for settlement; to whom, also, persons indebted to  said estate are notified to make payment of all moneys  due. W. J. WILSON, administrator.  Nelson, B. C, May 23rd, 1891.  EC O \U "EG Ti  EAST  TERN ON-.STREET,   NEAR   HAUL  THE GRAND  WILL BE  CONDUCTED   IN  GOOD  STYLE  '���������V: AND/AS  IT FRONTS ON THE OUTLET  IT IS ONE OF THE  BEST SITUATED HOTELS IN NELSON.  THE DINING-ROOM IS NOT  SURPASSED  BY THAT OF ANY HOTEL ON THE LAKE  AND THE BAR WILL  ALWAYS   BE   STOCKED   WITH    CHOICE  LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  N  &  BLO  PROPRIETORS.  BERG,  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  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.  I'osioflice Store,  Nelson,  JR. C.  AND GENTS' PURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINKS OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  5SKfffi&SUMi,Ul!i4lllWi.MLi!J,ipi!li?Ji!������S^["  ^^s^^S*^^  ftfXPJft

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