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 The Mines, in  Kootcuay are Among  the 1U cites t. in  America.  The Ores are  JIigh-<>ira<lc in iioUl,  Silver, Copper,  aud  Lead.  h  tfUMBEE 91. X  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH   26,   1892.  U A YEAE.  STltlEUX-U   OUT    FOK   THE-:   SLOCAN.  Of the strangers that arrived in the several  lake towns  during, the week, more than  half  struck out for the Slocan district after a rest of  a day or two.    The route generally taken was  the one up Slocan river, as it has transportation  facilities and stopping places.    Some of the boys  who built boats, intending to boat their supplies  from-the railroad to the mouth  of  Carpenter  creek,   had   experiences  that did-not  tend   to.  either increase their good opinion of the country or of their skill as navigators of rapid-running 'streams.     As   a  reward   for   wading   in  water up to their necks for days at a time their  boats  were swamped and" provisions lost, and  those who returned to Nelson for fresh supplies  were not  backward in advising other "tender-  feet"  like  themselves   to  hoof it  up  the  trail  rather than  risk their lives in trying to boat it.  Wilson & Perdue's pack train  will be making  regular   trips   between   the   railroad   and   the  lower   end    of   Slocan   lake   next   week,   aud  and Monaghan's line of bateaux is already in operation, and will  make daily trips between the  lower end of the lake and the mouth of Carpenter creek.    John Sanderson, as foreman, started  from Nelson on Friday to repair the trail along  the river, and next week mr. Fitzstubbs, assistant commissioner of lands and   works for the  district, will make a personal survey of the trail  with the view of straightening and completing  it.    A trail will also be built from the mouth of  Carpenter creek to the mines.    Stephenson, the  Portland boat builder, arrived at Nelson d"-->.'.!.r  'the week,.and.will leave for the mouth c/i^V^-.-  penter creek  on Tuesday.    He has altered the  plans for the new steamer���������to the end that the <  boat will have larger freight capacity and more  room for '.passengers.'   He says that, with ordinary luck, he can have her runningin six weeks'  time.    There  is a good  stopping place  at   the  forks   of   Slocan   river  and   another   is   being  erected at the lower end of the lake.    Judging  from   the  number of applications for licenses,  there-will.be as many hotels at the town at the  mouth of Carpenter creek as at Kaslo, the much-  advertised "city" at the mouth of Kaslo creek.  Several of the men who have gone in during the  week are interested in claims, but as the claims  are   buried   under   several  feet of   snow,   they  might   as   well   remain   at   their   comfortable  homes until the snow disappears.    A few sales  are reported, but at figures  that are fictitious,  for surelv no sane man would pav 5 and 6-figure  sums  for properties  that they have  not  seen,  and perhaps, for  that  matter, were never seen  by anyone else.    Boys, take it easy  until later  on, and   by first seeing what you  buy you will  save only not  many regrets, but have a much  higher opinion of your fellow-men.  What  the Steamboats  Are Z&oingv  All the steam craft on Kootenay lake are now  in commission. The Spokane is making two  trips a week between Bonner's Ferry and Nelson, touching at Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo,  and Balfour.    The Nelson started on Thursday  from Nelson for Bonner's Ferry. At the time  of leaving manager Troupe had not fully decided on what routes she would run. The old  reliable Galena and her equally reliable captain  showed up at Nelson on time on Monday, and  will so continue until the season closes. She  will run between Pilot Bav, Ainsworth. and  Nelson, going up to Kaslo twice a week. The  Idaho is engaged at towing logs. The little Surprise has a brand-new captain, named McMillan,  direct from Scotland. Captain McMillan was  one of the crew that brought out to the coast  the new Clyde-built twin-screw steamer for the  Dominion government. On the Columbia river,  the only boat running is the Lytton. During  the week she made three trips between Little  Dalles and the mouth of the Kootenay, having  little difficulty in making the rapids at Rock  Island and Tincup.    A line had to be used at  both places, but the delay is short. She will  continue to make three trips a week to Little  Dalles until the stage of water will permit the  running of boats through to Revelstoke.  SMALL   NU������������ETS   OF   SEWS.  During the week; the arrivals at Nelson, via  Little Dalles route, numbered 84: arrivals at  all lake points, via Bonner's Ferry, numbered  about 60.  -;:-. The McDonald & Henderson building on Victoria street has been rented for a hotel by A. H.  Rebsbech and S. Mills of Vancouver. Mr. Reb-  sbech was at one time in the same business at  Yale.  J. E. Boss was in Nelson this week looking the  ground over for a site for the Northwestern  Sampling & Milling Company's wojrks. It is  understood the works "will be erected -at-Nelson,  provided the business men contribute toward  the cost of building a side-track to the mill.  This the business .men are inclined to do, provided the railroaclycompany will use the track  so built, for the receipt and delivery of freight  without extra charge.  New advertisements:    Joshua Da vies, t he Victoria auctioneer, will sell  121  lots in Nelson on  provincial government account, on Wednesday,  April 27th.    None of the lots are so located that  they  can   be used for business purposes.    The  terms of the sale can be learned by reading the  "ad." which   is   printed  on  page  8.      William  Wilson  announces  that the Nelson Livery and  -Feed  Stable  is  prepared  to transact,  business.  M.  S. Davys has formed a copartnership  with  C. E. Perry and J. H. Gray, under the firm.name  of Perry, Gray & Davys,   to" trausact a general  surveying, real estate, and mine brokerage business.    The firm   will- have offices at both Victoria and Nelson.    R.  C.  Campbell-Johnston of  Vancouver*  announces  that he  is  prepared  to  make accurate assays of ores, having had practical   experience   in   many   countries.     Lean   &  Parkin and dr. Arthur also make their business  and wants known in this issue of The Miner.  The  commissioner-  of   lands  arid   works   has  reserved 40 acres on the north side of the outlet,  directly-opposite.Nelson, for the use of the pub--  lie as a place for the storageof powder- and other  explosives.    Proper action.  Forrester Dalv, manager of the Bank of Brit-  ish Columbia, returned from Spokane on Thursday, accompanied by mrs. Daly.  The tunnel  on  the Grizzly is in over 300 feet  ���������and.that on the Lizzie C in 110 feet.    The face  of both tunnels are in "good" indications.,  Another report: That the recorder and constable for the new Slocan division is to be a son  of Gilbert Malcolm Sproat's.  On the last trip, the Spokane's machinery  got out of order and she is now laid up at Bonner's Ferry for repairs. She will probably be all  right again by Thursday.  Manager Troupe of the Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Company's lines of steamer's  says that Kootenay lake was as rough on Thursday last as he ever saw Puget Sound. Why, of  course, this country is not to he surpassed in  anything���������not even rough weather.  Wants a Mine.  Among the arrivals at Nelson during the week  was Robert C. Adams of Montreal, a gentleman  who retired from active business some 10 years  ago, but who now puts in his idle time working  mines  in the province of Quebec.    Before  leaving mr. Adams took a look at the Tenderfoot group back of Ainsworth and at the Tarn  O'Shanter on the east side of the lake. The  latter he pronounced a good-looking prospect.  Mr. Adams sort a hankers after a mine, and if  one cannot be had by purchase, he believes it  can be found by prospecting, and to that end  will outfit a prospecting party to operate in the  Slocan country. He will return himself later  in the season.  mi:  ims-.us  of the;  i������kosi������ector.  The disposition of the prospector is pretty  well illustrated by the story of a man now lying,  ill in a hospital at Salt Lake City. He went to  Alaska three or four years ago���������went as high  up as he could by boat, we believe, to a point  which is only 30 or 40 miles from one of the  sources of the Yukon river. A glance at the  map shows that the Yukon at first runs in a  northerly direction across for six or seven hundred miles to Fort Yukon, which is exactly on  the Arctic circle, and then it bends west and  flows 1500 miles to Behring sea. This man was  working at placer- mining up there and lived  almost under the Arctic circle for two winter's.  He brought back with him $6000 in gold dust to  San Francisco, intending there to buy a pump  and some olher machinery to enable him to  reach deeper diggings than he was able to without the aid of machinery. On reaching Frisco,  he concluded that $6000 was only half as good  as $12,000 and so bought stocks when he thought  they were low, with the intention of selling  them when they were high: He.bought at the  wrong end of the list, and he struck out intending to go back to the Daly mine at Park City,  Utah, and work long enough to-get another  stake to go back under' the Arctic circle to pursue his mining.  He reports it a rich placer* country; he is enthusiastic over its future probabilities and seems  to confirm Humbolt's theory that the great center of the mineral deposits of the United States  would eventually be found in Alaska.    But just  think of him !    As far north from San Francisco ,  as New York is east, alone in the most profound  wilderness, under the Arctic circle,, winter and  'summer pursuing his occupation of digging gold  without  the possibility of attention   in case Of  sickness or accident, without   the  possibility of  help, no  matter what .might come to him, and  with the dead certainty before him that he never  .could'get .'out except by floating 1500 miles down  a. mighty river and then landing on the seashore  hundreds  of miles  above  where any  ordinary  ships sail.    And after going through that experience once, and closing the result of his work,  returning to his old occupation of working by  the day, in  order* to raise a stake by which to  repeat that experiment.  There is nothing-like the dream of the prospector. He gets his eye on the golden mountain  and he follows the broken trail to ward it week  after week, month after month, year after year,  and.is never satisfied, until at last ho'wears himself out either* under the tropic sun of the south  or under where the northern morning lights the  Arctic night, and the dream fades oiit Tnto the  other light which dawns beyond all the mountains of this earth.  '- Smpracticiible.  Mr. Kellie, seems to be using his best efforts to  defeat the residents of Nelson who are endeavoring to furnish the town with light and water.  In so doing he imagines he is working for the  public good, but at times Iris ideas are a trifle  impracticable. As a,sample: The Nelson Electric Light Company are asking for the right to  take enough water* from Cottonwood Smith  creek to run the company's plant, the water* to  be diverted at a point above the falls. Mr. Kellie, solely in the public interest, wants the company to take the water* from a point between  the end of the Nelson Sawmill Company's flume  and the falls and to return the water so taken  back into the creek within the same points. In  the distance named the creek falls about 10 feet,  and ihe water- privilege would be about as user  ful as a fifth wheel to a wagon.  Settled.  A report reaches Nelson today that the strike  of the trainmen on the Canadian Pacific has  ended, the company granting the demands of  the men.  MB������������wii*������MBBMBgMMgi^  MlHg������lMMUWM������WUMJUIHBIHW������amiHJ.. IW Z~J2������Z~Z������Z3lZZZZJSZZ  ���������Sfrg^gga^asfiftw^^  l^to^^.r^^^tV^^r���������^r7.f',H~^''^^"^Trf^^'':���������t,^^^*:*>^  I &.'',.  2  If-r  If':'  Is  I*-  THE  MINEE:    KELSON,   E.   0., SATUEDAY; MAEOH  26,   1892.  ST.   PETER   AT-'.'."THE 'GATE.  St. Peter stood guard at the golden gate  With a.solemn mei.h and an air sedate, ;,  Wheri up to the top of the golden stair  A man and woman, ascending there,  Applied for admission.   ���������They'came and stood  Before St. Peter, so great and good,  in hopes tlie"City of Peace to win-  To ask St. Peter to let them in.  The woman was tall, and lank, and thin.  With a scraggly beardletupon her chin,  r The man was short and thick, and stout,  His stomach was built so it rounded out,  His face was pleasant, and all the while,  He wore a kindly and gentle smile.  The choirsin the distance the echoes awoke,  And ihe man kept still while the woman spoke.  "Oh, thou who guardest the gate," said she,  " We two come hither, beseeching thee  To let us enter the heavenly land,       ���������  And play our harps with the angel band.  Of me, St.- Peter, there is no douot,  There's nothing from heaven to bar ine out.  I've been to meeting three times a week,  And almost aJ ways I'd rise and speak.  "I've told the sinners about the day  When they'd repent of their evil Way,  I've told my neighbors���������I've told'em all  'Bout Adam and Eve, and the primal fall,  I've shown them what they'drhave to do  if they'd pass in with the chosen few,  I've marked their path of duty clear���������  ' .Laid out the plan for their whole career.  "I've talked and talked to 'em loud and long,  For my lungs lire good and my voice is strong,  bo good, St. Perer, you'll clearly see  The gate of heaven is open to me,  But my old man, I regret to say,      <.  Hasn t walked in exactly the narrow way,  He smokes.andhe swears, and grave faults he's got,  And I don't know whether he'll pass or not.  "He never would pray with an earnest vim,        y,  Or go to a revival, or join in a hymn,  So I had to leave him in sorrow there  While 1, with the chosen, united in prayer, '.  Pie ate what the pantry chose to aiioL'd,  While I, in my purity, sang to the Lord,  And if cucumbers were ail he got  It's a chance if he merited them or not.  "But Oh! St. Peter, I love him so  To the pleasures of heaven please let him go!  I've done enough���������a saint I've been.  Won't that,;atone?   Can't you let him in?  By my grnn gospel I know'tis sb e  rrnat the unrepenled must fry below,  But isn't there same way you can see  That he may enter who's dear to me?  Et's a narrow gospel by which I pray-  But the chosen expect to find some way  Of coaxing, or fooling, or bribing you  So tiiat their relation can am Die c-lirough.  And say, St. Peter, it seems to me  'J his gate isn't kept as it ought to be.  You ought to stand right by tne opening there,  And never sit down in that easy caair.  "  "And say, St. Peter, my sight is dimmed,  But I don't like the way your whiskers are trimmed.  ri hey're cut too wide, and. outward toss,  They'd look better narrow, cut straight across,  Well, we must be going, our crowns to win,  So open, St. Peter, and we'll pass in !.'���������'  ���������X- .* * * '  *   .'       ' -X- ''..-.    * -X-  So St. Peter sat quiet, and stroked his staff,  Bui, spite of his oriice, he had to laugh,  Then said, .with aTiery gleam in his eye,  "Who is tending this gate,���������you or I?"  And then he arose in his stature tall,  And pressed a button upon the wall,  And said to the imp who answered the bell,  "Escort this lady around to hell!"  ���������x -x- -v -x- -x- -x- ���������*��������� ->:���������.  The man stood still as a piece of stone,���������������������������  Stood sadly, gloomily there alone.  A life-long, settled idea he had  That his wife was good and he was bad.  He thought if the woman went down below  That he would certainly have to go;���������  That if she went to the regions dim  There wasn't a ghost of a show for him.  Slowly he turned by habit bent  To follow wherever the woman went.  St. Peter, standing on duty tnere,  Observed that the top of his head was bare.  He called the gentleman back and said,  "Friend, how long have you been wed?"  "Thirty years," (with a weary sigh)  And then he thoughtfully added, "Why?"  St. Peter was silent.    With head bent down  He raised his hand and scratched his crown.  Then seemed a different thought to take.  Slowly, half to himself, he spake,  "Thirty years with that woman there?  No wonder that man hasn't any hair!  Swearing is wicked.    Smoke's no good.  ..He smoked and swore,���������I should think he would!  "Thirty years with that tongue so sharp?  Ho! Angel Gabriel!    Give him a harp!  A jewelled harp with a golden string!  Good sir, pass in where the angels sing!  Gabriel, give him a seat alone,���������  One with a cushion���������up near the throne!  Call up some angels to play their best,  Let him enjoy the music and rest!  "See that on finest Ambrosia he feeds.  He's had about all the hell he needs.  THE  DOTY ENGINE 00  OF   TORONTO,   03STTARIO.  MANUEACTHEEES OE ALL DES0BIPTI0NS OE MAEINE AND STATIONARY  EtritisliI'oliiimMa  iSraiicii :   520 Cordova Street,*'Vancouver.'.'  0. f;:ff^ JOHN, Manager.  Keep in  stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc. -  'Estimate's/for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  AMD  SINKING  PUMPS FOR  MINES.  It isn't hardly the thing to do  To roast him on earth and the future too." .  '���������x- ���������* .:      ''���������-������      ������������������,   * '-*;,-,-      * .       ��������� * . *��������� ���������  They gave him a harp with golden strings,  A glittering robe and a pair of wings,  And he said as he entered the realm of day,  "Wei], this beats cucumbers, anyway!"  And so the scriptures had come to pass  That "The last shall be first and the first shall be last."  Tl������c Profits" of .a ftrnl>-Stalke.  In the January number of the Great Divide,  H. A. W. Tabor relates the story of his life as a  ''miner, from his arrival in California.gulch,..Colorado, in 1860, to the discovery of the Little Pittsburg mine in 1878.    For the first two years he  worked placer claims and cleared about $15,000.  After that he kept a general merchandise store  and  post office^, but������������������'���������'always had prospectors out  whom he grub-staked, though for many years  they found nothing for him. Finally, April 15th,  1878, he grub-staked August Rise-he and George  F. Hook, wheat once began to dig on Fryer hill.  The whole camp laughed "derisively, for the opinion had for years prevailed that one might as  .'well expect to gather figs from thistles as find  mineral in Fryer hill.    Rut they were getting  three meals a day and they kept digging.    At a.  depth  of only 27 feet  they  struck carbonates  running 200 ounces of silver to the ton���������and in  that moment was born the Leadville of history,  the greatest mining camp the world has ever  known.    Tabor and Rische bought Hook's one-  third interest for $90,000 in cash; in November  of the  same year Tabor and  others formed a  syndicate and bought Rische out for $262,500,  which was cheap; a nd  the camp had in f hos.e  few months, stimulated by the strike, grown to  a city of 30,000.  T"^ ���������  rianos  Jas. McDonald & Go.  Kelson  and Revelstoke,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses a^ade to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Dpherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :     "  No. 4 Houston *fc ink ISuilriiiBg, ���������Foscpliiiic Street.  0.  desire to give notice to their patrons that they intend  shortly to discontinue the GROCERY AND PROVISION  department of their business, and devote themselves entirely to the ENGLISH CLOTHING, and MEN'S FURNISHING department, which they will continue to offer  as heretofore at prices that defy competition. A fresh consignment is awaiting the opening of navigation at Bonner's  Ferry. Their stock of PROVISIONS AND GROCERIES  still on hand will be sold at once on reasonable terms by  private sale. All correspondence will be treated as  confidential.  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  Lake country. t>.  n order to obtain the full benefit of the coming season's  rise in values.  LOTS   AT   REASONABLE   PRICES  and on the best terms can be had of C. HAMBER, West  Baker street, Nelson, duly authorized Nelson agent for the  Kaslo-Kootenay Land; Company, Limited.  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine,  owners, miners, and prospectors  TO THE SLOGAN MINES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. AH. orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  DEALERS  IN  ENERAL   MERCHANDISE  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate Within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but 60 miles.  The EASIEST and QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. Pack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  The owners of 320 acres, including hay meadow, wish to  let the same, under an improvement lease for a number of  years. Good dwelling house and buildings. Particulars  may be had from Green Bros., Ainsworth, or from Cockle  Bros., Crawford's Bay.  ��������� VI  mmav&ttsffatemvtttmEB  ��������� I'JtiM - THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH 26,   1892.  Will open with; a complete  stock of Bunder's/ Shelf-  and  Heavy Hardware, Iron,   Steel, Nails, Doors,  Windows, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.   Miner's Tools a specialty.   Full lines in every department.  Cor. Baker and Josephine  son.  H. BYERS, Manager.  W'OKSHIPINW    THE-'   GOLDM "! CAJLF.  A large gathering of eminent Presbyterian  ministers recently broke into applause at the  voice of Jay Gould when he announced that  "after many years' deliberation he had become  convinced that the Presbvterian church was the  best and truest religious organization in the  country," and then subscribed $10,000 to the  cause of church extension. Rev. dr. John Hall  told hovvrnr. Gould had once given him a free  pass for a'return ing missionary, and one of the  clergymen who spoke on the duty of generosity  and the dangers of selfishness which beset the  rich, closed with an apology for venturing to  treat of such a subject in such a presence. One  of the causes of the decline of respect for the  church is the religious sanction given by great  metropolitan pulpits to vulgur toadying to ill-  gotten wealth, says an editorial writer on the  Seattle. Post-Intelligencer. Of this class of  wealthy men, whose ship is loaded to.the gunwale with pirate spoils, Jay Gould is the most  notable living representative. Everybody knows,  including rev. drs. Pax ton, John Hall, Alexander, Parkhurst, Henry M. Field, and Briggs,  that Gould robbed the "Erie railroad ; that from  from a dividend-paying road it ceased to return  anything; so that the poor investors in its stock  were frozen out *bf it by the combination of the  Erie ring and the Tweed judiciary. Everybody  knows that Gould illegally over-issued thousands  of shares in his fight with Vanderbilt and that  after the "ring" judges were impeached and removed that Vanderbilt made him disgorge;  everybody knows that Gould came out of the  Erie road with twelve millions of dollars, pure  plunder that this great robber was permitted to  carry away by the English stockholders in order  to get him out of his position, entrenched as he  was behind a venal judiciary and a corrupt  legislature.  Gould has been able, with his twelve millions  stolen from the Erie road, originally owned to a  considerable extent by comparatively poor and  humble persons, to amass an enormous fortune.  There are a number of smaller fry who have  done the same thing with equal success, arid this  is perhaps the most dangerous class in this country, because they are corporate rascals and  pirates who threaten by their* banded millions to  capture congress, as they have more ihan once  state legislatures, and make tlie laws of the land.  It is but a few years ago that Jay Gould, through  his lawyer*. Wager* Svvayne, persuaded a United  States district judge to'appoint one of his confederates receiver of the Wabash road, that  Gould had robbed. Judge Gresham, of the  United States circuit court, promptly reversed  the proceeding, throwing Gould's tool out of the  receivership with words of stinging denunciation of all the parties to this corrupt conspiracy  to defeat justice.  When the body of that great scoundrel "Jim"  Fisk was borne to his New England-home to be  buried, it was received with larger honors than  if he had given his life for his country in its hour*  of bitter need and agony. When Fisk's monument was dedicated in'1874, on Memorial day,  in the presence of thousands of people, a clergy-,  man holding a reputable position delivered an  address. And this was the way that a quiet,  country town in New England celebrated a day  sacred to the memory of national self-sacrifice,  by worshiping the -memory of a- man who died  as the fool clieth, the victim of a long quarrel  which began in rivalship for the favors of a  courtesan, who was fairly described as the most  reckless robber and roost dazzlingand .'dangerous  example of a successful knave the country has  seen ; a man who has. made his name infamous in  two hemispheres. This ma n Fisk was the confederate'in a.ll Gould's conspiracies to rob the Erie  railroad ; was the executive'hand of all.the'fraud  of which Gould's brain was the fertile source.  Gould and Fisk from 1867 until Fisk's murder in  January, 1872, were the Castor and Pollux of  corrupt conspiracies to wreck and rob railroads  and fill Wall street with fraudulent issues of  stock. The infamy of Fisk and Gould is as historically inseparable as the infamy of pope Alexander VI. and his brother Caesar Borgia. There  is no more historical doubt that Jim Fisk and  Jay Gould were the successful robbers and dis-  mantiers of the business trusts that they admin-  istered than there is that Benedict Arnold was  a traitor. And yet when Fisk was buried not  a local paper protested agaiust the extravagant  pulpit honors paid to a life of social shame and  unbroken business villainy.  If Jay Gould should die today he would be  sure to get Ihe same honor's paid to his old partner* Fisk. whose death excited a greater sensation of noisy local regret than that of Sheridan  or Sherman.  One day we takeoff our hats when Ihe n i^tty  pall of Grant is borne to the tomb, and the next  we are applauding a Fisk or bewailing a prizefighter and gambler. We are a queer people,  surelv. As a rule the real heroes go to their*  rest, unwept, unhonored, and unsung, compared  with the coarse-haired, red-necked ruffian who  has raved and fought, or some cool, plausible,  foxy knave who has cheated or stolen his way  through life. And the priesthood are largely  responsible for this worshiping of false gods.  A Wise Iiiterwretatioii of Law.  Under New York law a man can not contract  to pay his wife wages for any service she may  porform either for him or under his direction.  The New York court of appeals has decided that  although a married woman can make a- contract  to work for* a stranger and enforce that contract  and have her* earnings for herown, she can make  no such contract with her husband. The husband can not compel the wife to do any unusual  or extraordinary work for him, but if she does  such work she cannot compel him to pay her for*  it, no matter what the contract may be between  them. "Such service as she renders him," the  court says, ''whether within or without the  strict line of her duty, belong to him, and if he  pays her- for them it is a gift." The right to  contract, with husband or wife does not exist in  New York state, because, as the court says, "an  unlimited right on the part of the wife to contract with'her husband would afford an easy  cover for* fraud, and would be a perpetual menace  to creditors."  . F. Teetzel  Co.  DEALERS IN  o s: :e :&������ i o .A. Hi s.  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WHOLESALE     DEALERS     IN     CMSAKS.       RAYMOND  SEW INC*    MACHINES   IN. STOCK.  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  LANDSCAPE  PH0T0GKAPHERS.  "Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.   Also, always  on. hand a stock of  MIEE0KS, PICTUEE  MOLDINGS,  STEEL EN-  GEAVINGS, ETCHINGS, AND PH0T0-  GEAVUEES,  WEST  KAKEIt   STKEET, NELSON,   It. C.  aiLKER & WELLS';  B'ostoflice Store,   Nelson,   SS. ���������.  AND GENTS' FUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL   LINES  OK  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  WEST   IBAKEK STKEET.  rovE  \jj   !   The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go for any kind of copper, tin,  and sheet-iron work is  Mining  STOCKS  and  PEOPEETIES  Negotiated.  I  W. KIRKUP'S, HoUStOH-Illk Block,  Orders Taken   for Colorado Stocks.  3STELSOIT,   IB_ O.  MMti^mMBawiBiiaBMawl '���������M.l  ,1.1  M;.\.  m  'PS'  ���������te, .  I  1:1  ������.!  I fcl ������������������'!���������:  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAECH  26;   1892.  The Mixer is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following eash-in-advance  rates: Three months $ 1.50, six months ������2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of ������3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a-line for the lirst insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make ah 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-.ok child is given ; if  ���������       weight is not  given   #1  will  be   charged.   Marriage  announcements *\vill be charged from |1 to $10--accord-  .  ing to the social standing of tlie 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 stock. !  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  JSIfrlTOB&l A i,-  ;KEMAKKS;  As predicted, the question of freight rates was  not the only ope affecting the mining industry  of  the Cceur d'A.lene country.    It seems, now  the freight   rate  has   been  adjusted,  that  the  question of wages looms up, and will not down.  Last fall the miners;, unions demanded that, all  men" working underground,  whether skilled .or  unskilled, receive not less than $3.50 a day, the  amount  then   paid   miners.    This demand was  resisted  by several of the   mining  companies.  However, the men won ; but their victory was a  barren one, for within a few weeks the'mines  were closed down because of the railroad companies  increasing the rate for transporting ore  to the smelters in the east.    While many of the  ��������� mine���������'���������owners' are willing to pay the old scale of  wages, that is, $3 a day for unskilled and $3.50 a  day for skilled labor, none of them appear willing to pay the rates prevailing at the time of the  close down.    In statements  to   the press, they  claim   that   unskilled  labor   should   be  content  with less pay than  skilled, and if that reason  was not alone a good one, the low price of silver  .must of necessity cause a cut, and if the cutis  made it will be one. that will affect both classes  of workers.'   The men, on the oilier hand, seem  determined to make an effort to maintain the  $3.50 rate.    They claim that  the  unskilled man  underground must of necessity be a handier and  more intelligent man than his co-laborer on the  surface, and that, besides, the underground work  is ihe more hazardous; that being the case, he is  entitled to the same pay as the  skilled miner.  Under the circumstances, the men would be wise  to  concede a point,  at least  until the price of  silver   is  again   above  the   $l-an-ounce   notch.  Moreover, they would be wise if they agreed to  a sliding scale, the rate of wages to be governed  by the price of silver.  In this conflict, many of the mine owners are  not naturally antagonistic to the men or the  labor organizations; but, as business men, they  do not care to carry on their enterprises at a  loss. If the men and the employers would  .���������meet each other half way, the class of employer's who are antagonistic to labor organizations  would lie compelled to join the procession. The  signs of the times are that both the fair-minded  employer and the fair-minded laborer will soon  be in bloody conflict with the classes that antagonize every effort that is being "made to  better the condition of the man working for  day's wage.    No better thing could happen the United  States than what the Seattle Post-Intelligencer  fears will happen unless the Chinese exclusion  laws are repealed. Says that paper: "It is re-  " ported that China threatens to prohibit the  " citizens of the United States from visiting that  a  ���������" country, and is seriously thinking whether it  is not time for her to cancel her treaties with  " our  country, to recall her subjects,  to expel  " all Americans from her borders, and to cease  ." all relations and intercourse,, diplomatic and  " commercial,    with    the    United    States.     If  "China ever,  because  of   our  needless acts   of  " in ternat ional insolence today, closes '.her ports  " against   us,   we   will   not    be   permitted   by  " England to blow them open, if we could afford  "to make the attempt.    If our missionaries are  ���������������������������*.' expelled and our mechanics sent home and a  "state of non-intercourse proclaimed by China  "against the United States we shall deserve it."  In what way are the people of the United States  benefited by having- either diplomatic  or commercial  relations   with   China?     Certainly  not  by the presence in their midst of .the, thousands  of Chinese scattered-, throughout the states and  territories  of  the   west;   certainly   not   by  the  customs and vices introduced by the  Chinese;  certainly not by their industry and thrift, for  the accumulations of that industry and  thrift  are sent to China for invest men t.    Their presence has made a few  rich men richer, but for  ���������every.-- man   so   benefited    a   thousand   young  men   and   women   have   been   ruined   or   polluted.      Of    what   advantage    to   the    United  States is the  trade  of  China?    The volume of  trade is now so small that a. steamship sailing  once a'"-month from  San  Francisco has hardly  business   enough   to  pay  expenses.     If   China  should   close   her  ports   to   the  people  of   the  United States, a fewmissionaries would alone  be: forced to seek other fields of usefulness, and  they  would   not  need   go  far   from   Seattle to  find-theni..'-..'-.-' ���������''���������-���������-." .  While from 75 to 150 -miner's were steadily em-  ployed in the quartz mines of this section of  West Kootenay district during the year 1891, no  mention-is made of the fact in the annual report  of the minister of mines. Probably the gold  commissioner of the district���������being an old Car-  ihooite���������does not consider mining for quartz as  pertaining to the business of mining.  The annual 'report of the minister of mines  and the reports of newspapers''do not agree as to  the mineral wealth of West Kootenay. The  one is as meagre as the others are copious.  The strike of the train men on the Canadian  Pacific extends from Montreal to Vancouver.  The'grievances of the men were considered by  the officials of the road, and of course, rejected,  as all grievances are nowadays���������rejected, too,  by upstarts who gain position because of their  lickspittle proclivities. The men will be defeated, for the whole force power of the Dominion will be used to protect the scrubs who will  go to work, a class that can only get employment when decent men are forced into idleness  by having their reasonable requests ignored.  The seal poachers of the coast will yet embroil  Great Britain and the United States in war.  When the war is ended the poachers will be under a flag the number of whose stars will be increased as a result of the new territory over  which it will float.  Tlie  Long-I&istance Telephone and Induction.  The Electrical World records the fact that a  gentleman in Buffalo who was recently conversing through the long-distance telephone with a  friend in Cambridge, Massachusetts, distinctly  heard the starting and stopping of the electric,  ears on the street in Cambridge, in front of the  office of the friend with whom he was conversing.    The same person who communicates the  above refers to a still more remarkable circumstance, in that instance, however, illustrative of  electric induction. The incident occurred in  Paris, when certain noises produced at the electric light station in London were heard through  ���������the/telephone in Paris. The wonders of electricity appear to be so rapidly accumulating that  thinking and observing men are at a loss as to  where their credulity should cease. The possibility suggested by Telsa and his friends in regard to the newly discovered powers of induction, seem almost beyond human belief; but the  facts coming to light from day to day lead us on  from one point to another, until we are completely lost in astonishment, and don't know  where to stop. The events of the last year appear* to point most conclusively to the fact that  we are as yet just upon the threshold of still  greater triumphs than any which have yet been  tfmet with in the study of the wonderful possibilities of electricity. V  ObservetheCustoms  Htegiilations.  No goods shipped by '-way of Bonner's Ferry to  Nelson, Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour, or Kaslo,  will be passed Rykert's ���������custom-house unless invoices accompany the goods and the captains of  steamer^ are given power-of-attorney to enter  same for duty.f If shippers aud consignees will  conform to the above rules, unnecessary delays  and much "kicking." will be avoided. ''  proprietor of the  DPIOIESriEElS,  EAL AND  S  Corner ESliiir and  Wai*d Streets,  'nelson, b. C.   -v'--  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be Used.    Will furnish  ������  SADDLE AND PACE ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district. ������  WILL   C0NTEACT  TO  0AEEY  PASSENGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE  LOTS  IN NELSON.  -   ��������� ��������� t ���������  Stove and Cord wood  for Sale.  W.  J.  WILSON.  VV.  PERDUE.  PROPRIETORS  OF  NELSON AND ADTSWOETH.  Will contract, to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any/mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country-  Are also running a  TJElJ^JlliT  between the railroad and Slocan lake, and will contract to  forward, prospectors' supplies from Nelson to the  mouth of Carpenter creek.  IVelson   Office   and   Marliert,   11   East   ISnKcr. Street.  Ainsworth   Market,   Sprague   Street.  Fifty axmen wanted at Pilot Bay to cut wood and clear  and.    Apply on the ground to   CAMERON & BLACK.  All the hay on Yuill's ranch, 12 miles above. Nelson, is for  sale.    Address or apply to Houston & Ink, Nelson. THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.O.,   SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 26,   1892.  o  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner, Deputy Sheriff, and Notary Public.  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. OOENEE BAKEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON, E. 0.  Telephone 21  Loans negotiated on  Nelson property..//.;' Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town lots,  lands,  and mining claims handled on commission.  MR.   KELLIE   AND   IBIS   CONSTITUENTS.-  If mr. Kellie has not succeeded in obtaining as  large appropriations as he deemed his district  entitled to, he certainly has succeeded in gaining  for himself the disfavor of the members of the  government.     Probably no other member has  had more/denunciation hurled at him, and much  of it without cause.    While mr. Kellie is an enthusiast as regards the resources of the district  which he represents, and,  like all enthusiasts,  goes to extremes in his demands, the members  of the government were unwise in taunting him  because  of the failure of some of  the  mining  ventures in which he was interested.   Thousands  of men, in the last decade, have been unsuccessful in mining ventures, and the chances are that  the failures will largely outnumber the successes  in the next decade.    Mr. Kellie, since his election  to the legislative assembly, has not only been  ',.. untiring in  his efforts to attract  the attention  of mining men to West Kootenay district, but  has   been  czealous  in   his   endeavors   to   make  r the   district    accessible,.     In   his   zeal   he   has  trod   on   the   toes   of   several    hangers-on    of  the   government   and   their  especial   favorijtes!" ���������  For  this  he   has  been   roundly  abused during  the.   session.      While     mr.    Kellie.    has    been  unwise i$  advocating visionary   measures   and  asking for appropriationscheyond  the district's  needs, his constituents do not question his honesty of purpose.    With the knowledge that can  only be gained by experience, mr. Kellie might  take rank with some of the more polished members of the government who have so mercilessly  ridiculed   him.     Of   one   thing   his   opponents  should not be too cocksurp,   that is,  that mr.  Kellie is not backed up by the people of his district.    If an election  was held on the adjournment of the present session, mr. Kellie would be  returned against any of his detractors, whether  resident of the district or of Victoria, and that,  too, by an overwhelming majority.    Mr. Kellie  stands well with the classes who elected him���������  the miners, prospectors, and mechanics���������classes  that have  increased largely since the election  of 1890. '   Ulnst Report iioth  B5a������l and  ftoori.  As the faithful chronicler of passing events,  the journalist must report both the bad and the  good, but he is bound editorially not to confuse  and disregard the distinction between right and  wrong���������that is, between the eternal, verities and  the eternal fallacies and depravities. What sort  of information is proper for publication and  what is improper is well understood by all newspapers of any potential influence or consequence  and the distinction is generally-sharply drawn.  The so-called vulgarisms of society have as genuine a place in a newspaper as they have in the  immortal literature of the world, its history,  its poetry, its drama, and its fiction. No great  newspaper could ever be a tea-table organ, a  Sunday-school book, or a literary "Dude's Own,"  without being utterly false to its functions, to  present a map of the life of the world for the  day, not only its sanctified and sanctimonious  life, but its unsanctified life, and volcanic eruptions of evil. Any other rule would make a  newspaper as false and half-faced a mirror of  human nature as Shakspeare would be without  any shapes but moral heroes for men, and  portraits of women save those who are altogether lovely and inflexibly chaste. Human  nature is as full of clowns, bawds, villians, hypo  crites, sinners, and saints today as when Shakespeare painted it in all its forms, high and low,  that stand for life. A tea-table newspaper is  like "Don Quixote" without Sancho Panza; like  the play '"New Way-'.to Pay Old Debts" without,  sir Giles Overreach. This liberal theory of the  province and scope of jurnalism is sometimes  bitterly denounced by men who ought to know  .better as responsible for what; is termed the  Satanic press. To refuse to make a public journal as austere and didactic as a religious tractor  a Sunday-school book does not make the newspaper a Satanic press, any more than all literature is Satanic that impartially acknowledges  the presence and power of evil as well as good  in this life, and describes the daily march of  human life as conscientiously as it would that of  a. great army, with its heroes and its poltroons,  its true soldiers and its stragglers, its great commanders and its abject camp followers that cozen  the living and plunder the dead.  Widows Blad no  BUusIies in Conceal.  The bridal veil had its origin in a piece of cloth  which was anciently held over* the bride to conceal her maiden blushes. In the case of widows  this canopy, which was called the "care cloth,"  was considered quite unnecessary.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  SMES  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.    Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, E. 0.  Representatives   at   Vancouver,   Nevr   Westminster,  and   Victoria.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  'b<:st b5ab������2<;bs. .stjkb^t, tfSSLSt&tf,  H8. c.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTERESTS in tlie  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  OWN YOUR OWN HOME.  The undersigned have for sale the following desirable  residence property:  One-story cottage and  stable, corner  Silica and  Ward  streets; ground 50x120 feet; price ������2000.  ' One-story cottage on Victoria street; ground 25x120 feet;  price ������1000.  One-story cottage and stable, corner Victoria and "Ward  streets; ground 50x 120 feet; price ������3000.  Two-story cottage on Victoria street; ground 25x120 feet;  price $2000.    Now rented for ������25 a month.  HOUSTON & INK,  Real estate agents, Nelson, B. C.  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAB������ITAL (sill paid up), $B������,0O0,0OO  REST,        .        .        .        . 0,000,<IOO  Sir DONALD A. SMITH President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  NELSON BEAN0H, 13 EAST BAKEE STEEET.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  S   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  $3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITAL (pairt.up), ������000,000  (With power to increase.)  KBSSBSBmS FIJNfl*,   ������������������0,000      .  BRAKTCIIESr  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWi stminster, B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE:  (JO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce find 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.  .,_-:Ji;  A BSmitch of this ESniik will he esinS>Iis8ie������l in the  iioaienny Luke District (sit NELSON, It. 4.'.) as soon as  the season opens in the spring of 1802, and will undertake  collections, remittances-(to and from all points), and a general banking business. WM. C.  WARD,  Victoria, B. C, December 10th, 1801. Manager.  PIONEER FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general financial business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  y UKNEKAl!   AtJEXt'Y  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  tog  )������imim  5H^9^^^ THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   E.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 26,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  'THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with  a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  'JL'  -tnx.  _kLi        '_L' -A_, -ti  J���������i  JtLl  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELSOX,:"lB. C.,.  er������  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROO  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  i  East Baker Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Ear is Dispensed Eine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   et   Tl&KGil.IXIJS PICOPKIETOKS  TKAIJL,   IS. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  il'MHl Table; 4*oo4l Beds ; Sffya.s-���������lose Liquors.  A   KOOTENAY   EVANGELIST.  /'/The following lecture was recently delivered  in Montreal by that well-known hardware evangelist, Hamilton Byers junior, one.of;'the most  eloquent missionaries sent from this section to  eastern Canada. It is copied from the Montreal  Gazette: ,' , ������������������/,,;:: .���������."���������������������������.������������������ .  The Kootenay district of British Columbia is  coming to the front as the great;Eldorado of the  Dora in ion.    I ts go Id and sil ver beari n g s tre tches  are attracting1 the attention of the capitalist, and  the day is not far distant when it will rival Colorado in its yield of the precious metals.    Travelers from the far region of the west arriving in  Montreal are full of stories of, the great mineral  wealth with which the district teems.   Mr. Hamilton Byers of Nelson, who is in town on a purchasing trip for the  Grtlena Trading Company  of that  lively city, told the Gazette last night  something aOout the resources of the Kootenay  valley.    "The people of (Canada," he said, "have  not  begun to realize what a prize t hey ha ye in  our valley.    If it  was not for American  enterprise, do you know, it would never have reached  its present stage of development.    Five  years  ago W. A. Hendryx of New York saw its possibilities, and expended no end of labor and capital in nursing them, until today he has for his  reward a section of country/opened up which  in the near future will be a star in the crown of  the Dominion.    Dr. Hendryx in the five years  he has worked in the valley has sunk fully two  hundred thousand dollars.    His first act was to  put steamers on  Kootenay lake and river, and  it is  to  his  credit that in   the  early days he  charged the same rate for freight as he does today,   although   now   there   is   heavy  eompeti-e  tion.    He  was  not  afraid  to  risk  his  money, L  and   the    result   has   justified   his   judgment.  An   American   company,  of  which  the doctor  is manager, is erecting a smelter at /Pilot Bay,  which will not cost less when completed than  $250,000.    This company had for three months  an  expert in  the lake  country   examining  the  ores, and his reportwas most gratifying.    This  smelter will do the work of the entire district.  It may seem strange, but it is a fact, that the  greater number of the pioneers of the'Kootenay  are Americans.    They were the first to see its  capabilities and had pluck enough in them   to  put their capital aud time in it.    Now, however*,  I am happy to say, though somewhat late, Canadians are beginning to see what they are missing, and are turning their attention towards it.  They are  beginning to  recognize  that  in the  Kootenay they have something worth possessing, and that British Columbia holds in its eastern   border one of the biggest pockets  of the  precious metals to he found on the continent of  America.    The mines consist'bf gold, silver, copper, and lead, and we only require to strike tin  to   make  our happiness complete.    Five  years  ago Kootenay district did not contain more than  50 inhabitants,  while at the  beginning of  the  present year there are fully 3000.    We expect by  July to make the figure 15,000.  The area is about  160 miles square.    What we want now is capital,  brain,   and  sinew.    Those  who   can  work   can  make money  in the district.     The  climate  is  simply delightful.    There are no extremes  of  heat and cold.    The  country is well timbered,  and although the general soil is of a character  usual   in a mining country,  nevertheless, scattered through the valley are stretches of land on  which can be raised crops of grain and vegetables equal with the  best.    The cost of living is  higher  than   here,   but  you   can   procure-good  board for $7 a week.    Schools are springing up  in  the   more, populated sections,  and the little  town of Nelson is being fitted out with the latest  modern improvements.    Wages for miners are  $3.50 a day.    Jt would not be advisable for anyone but workers to  make a break for the Kootenay for some time to come.    We expect a large  immigration   this year  from   Idaho,  Montana,  Washington, and Oregon.    Even now they are  coming in across the national boundary in prairie schooners, and on horseback, to take up free  mining   claims.      If   the   people   in   the  older-  provinces    do    not    look    out,   they   will    not  be   in   it   at   all.     The  Montreal  and   British  Columbia banks have both established branches  at Nelson, and the Canadian Pacific, Great Northern, and Northern Pacific are each hustling to  see which will first get into the district and do  the   business.    We have a splendid waterway,  six  magnificent, steamers plying on the Kootenay, and two more are to be added this coming  summer. Before concluding, I would just like  to say that Canada last year used 19,000 tons of  lead. Now, this lead came from Mexico. Herein the Kootenay we have an inexhaustible supply' at home, and this alone should prove the  value of the tract of country I am talking about.  Mr. Byers, before he goes back, will leave $40,000  with Montreal firms for his company, besides  large purchases he has made in Toronto and the  states. Among the items are 50 dozen miners'  shovels. Mr. Byers is a Kootenay enthusiast,  and he believes that its future will be of immense importance to the welfare of the Dominion.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B./'C.  Telephone 43.  EIEST-0LASS   IN  EVEEY   EESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   BS NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-E0GM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGAKS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS. "  S. DAWSON ���������;.B. CRADDOGK  PROPRIETORS  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINERS   AND  MINING   MEN.  RATES   SI.50   AND   $2.50   A   DAY.  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, BV���������.  The   Silver   liing   is   in   it I'm-   the   Season   of  ISU2,  The   Table  will   he  fi'n.snrpas.setf.    <fcuieft and  Well-Lighted   ���������lnh   ISooms.  No Liquors and Cigars but the Best.  JOHNSON   Sl   MAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  NELSON.  Rates $3 and $4 a day. Hot and cold water; electric  bells; billiard and club rooms; baths. All appointments  first-class. E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  miwjMMwaiBMim������j lU.IUHlgBt'MI^JlgJi^'Wift'Hi  ���������S73^^^  uaiginy   * jumh.i in ay*t THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  MAEOH  26,   1892.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that GO days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to-purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Charles E. Taylor and and R. F. Perry's N.  E. corner post, about two and one-half miles east of the  town of Nelson, on the south bank of Kootenay river,  thence south 20 chains, thence west 80 chains,- thence north  20 chains to the south bank of Kootenay river, thence east  following the sinuosities of the shore line of Kootenay  river to the place of commencement; containing 1G0 acres  more or less. CHARLES E. TAYLOR,  Nelson, February 24th, 1892.   R. F. PERRY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after.'date'I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works;for  permission*to purchase the following described tract of  land situate, in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post placed, upon the east bank of Slocan river, said post  being about 4 miles from the mouth of Slocan river, thence  running east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence following the meanderings of  the river to the place of commencement; containing 160  acres more or less. RICHARD STUCKEY.  Nelson, January 19th,1892. -  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief, commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase a tract of land .situated in West  Kootenay district and descri bed as follows: Commencing  at a post marked Eli Carpenter's southeast corner post,  near the junction of Carpenter and Seaton creeks, and  about 6 miles east of Slocan la ke, thence running north 40  chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 80 chains to initial post; containing 320 acres  more or less. ELI CARPENTER.  Nelson, January 5th, 1892. ������  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post on Queen's Bay marked Arthur E. Hodgin's S. E.  corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, more or less to the lake shore,  thence following the shore in a southerly direction to the  point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  ARTHUR E. HODGINS.  Nelson, December 15th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a  post marked Charles A. Sloan and Henry P. Jackson's  northwest post, on the south shore of the west arm of  Kootenay lake opposite the southwest slake of the town  of Balfour, thence running south 40 chains, along the eastern boundary of the Colum bia & Kootenay Rail way Company's block 12, thence east SO chains, thence north 40  - chains, thence west following the meanderings of the outlet to point of commencement; containing 320 acres more  orless. CHARLES A. SLOAN,  HENRY i\ JACKSON.  Balfour, B. C, 19th February, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  a.pply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked B. H. Lee's S. W. corner post, about high  watermark on north bank of Kootenay river, about6 miles  east of the town of Nelson, thence north 80 chains, thence,  east 80 chains, thence south to the bank of Kootenay river,  thence following the meanderings of Kootenay river to the  initial post; containing 450 acres more or less.  BENJAMIN HENRY LEE:  Nelson, February 20th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked W. N. Rolfe's S. E. corner post, on the Kootenay river nearly opposite the town of Nelson, thence north  20 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 20 chains  more or less to the shore of the river, thence easterly along  the shore of said river to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres, more or less. W. N. ROLFE.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked T. Lee Peters'sN. E. corner post, planted on  the south side of iKootenay river, at the outlet, thence south  40 chains thence'west 40 chains to the east line of the Columbia & Kootenay railway block, thence north 40 chains  to the river, thence following the shore of said river east-  erlv to the point of commencement;(.containing 160 acres  moVeorless. T.LEE PETERS.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days afterdate we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake planted about half a mile cast of Forty-nine creek,  on south side of Kootenay river, marked "Neil McLean's  northeast corner," running thence 20 chains south, thence  80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, thence east (following the banks of the river) to initial stake; containing 160  acres more or less. NEIL McLEAN.  Dated, February 20th, 1892. M. C. MONAGHAN.  _..  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  f)ermission to purchase the following described tract of  and situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. D. Townley's northeast corner, planted  on the south shore of the Kootenay river about 500 feet east  of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway where  same crosses the Kootenay rapids, thence 20 chains south,  thence 80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, to the shore  of the Kootenay river, thence in an easterly direction following the shore of the Kootenay river to the place of com  mencement: containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right of way of railroad company in area claimed.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892. J. D. TOWNLEY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. Hamilton's northeast corner, planted 350  feet above the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway  Where the same crosses the Kootenay rapids, on the north  side of the river, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence east 20 chains, thence following the shore of  the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting right of way of  railroad company in area claimed. J. HAMILTON.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  ���������apply* to; the chief commissioner of lands "and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked F.G. Christie's southeast corner, on the  north bank of Kootenay lake, nearly opposite the mouth  of Cottonwood Smith creek, thence north 20 chains, thence  west 80 chains;' thence" south 20 chains, thence east 80  chains following shore of Kootenay lake to initial stake;  containing 160 acres more or less. F. G. CHRISTIE.  Revelstoke, B.C., February 19th, 1892.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that W. M. Wallace, as ageVit for  the Neosho Mining Company (Foreign), has tiled the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favor of the mineral claim known as the "Neosho," situate  in Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within 60 days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B.C, MarchJIOth, 1892. *  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  existing between us, the undersigned, as Lindsay & Aldous  in the town of Nelson, has this day been dissolved by  mutual consent. All debts owing the said partnership are ,  to be paid to G. & N. Aldous at Nelson, and all claims  against the said partnership are to be presented to the said  G. & N. Aldous, by whom the same will be settled.  ���������Nelson, March 12th, 1892. G. M. LINDSAY,  Witness: , ������ ....        N. W. ALDOUS,  James Neeland. GEORGE W. ALDOUS.  DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, doing business at Nelson, British Columbia,  under the firm name of Madden-Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual-consent. All debts due the firm are payable to Thomas Madden, who will pay all debts owing by  the firm.  Dated at Nelson, British Columbia, February 26th, 1S92.  Witness: HUGH MADDEN,  John Houston. THOMAS MADDEN.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Ainsworth,  for a license for a hotel at Kaslo City, West Kootemi'v district. McANDREW & MURCHISON.  Dated, March 17th, 1892.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application to the licensing.board, at its next sitting at Nelson,  for a license for a hotel known as the Pioneer House, at  the mouth of Carpenter creek West Kootenav district.  Dated, March 18th, 1892. AYLWIN BROS.  APPLICATION    FOR   LIQUOR    LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application  to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Nelson, for a  license for a hotel at the mouth of Carpenter creek, West  Kootenay district. M. MALLOY.  Dated, March 21st, 1S92.  NOTICE.  The business agreement heretofore existingbetween Hunt  & Dover and Robert Strathern, as jewelers, is no longer in  effect, the undersigned alone being responsible for debts  contracted and to whom all accounts must be paid.  &---.��������� HUNT & DOVER.  "~ Nelson, B.C, March 8th, 1SD2.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue taxes, for 1892, are now due and payable at myoflice,  Nelson. T. H. GIFFIN,  Nelson, February 13th, 1S92. Assessor and collector.  MAKINC!  "THE    BSOOMEBMX*,;.  Three years ago I lived close to an  aboriginal  camp in New South Wales, writes Arthur How-  lett Coates in St. Nicholas. This camp was only  about two hundred yards from our settlement  and it was my daily custom to walk over to the  moorong, as they call it, and study the1 habits of  the blackfellows, as the original natives of Aus-  trala are called.  I was naturally more interested in the boomerang than in any other of their'weapons, and  with a little practice soon learned to throw it.  In the language of this tribe, the Wong-ei-bong,  which is situated in the Bogan River region, the  boomer ang is called a womera.  I shall therefore call it a womera. The womera  is made from what is technically known as an  "elbow" from the kurrawung tree, and sometimes ..from the yarran and myall trees. All of  these trees belong to the acacia tribe and have  sweet-scented wood.  The blackfellow, having found a suitable  elbow, chops it out of the tree and, as it. is generally too heavy to carry home, trims it on the  spot into the rough outline of the forthcoming  weapon; v'yJ-'.-:  After about two hours' labor the -womera will  be reduced to three or four pounds weight, but  it is still a long way froin being a finished  weapon. As it now appears it is a flat, heavy  club, longer and thinner at one arm than at the  other. The black is a decidedly lazy specimen  of-the human species, and he will as often as not  lay aside his uncompleted weapon for a week or  perhaps a longer period. When he resumes  work the Wood will have become -hard'-and dry.  and consequently difficult to work upon, but. it  never once occurs to him that he is now paying  for his former indolence. Time, however, is of  little or no consequence to the black.  After some further paring down the weapon  is charred all over, and this part of the work is  quite skillfully done, no one part being more  burned than another. The charcoal is chipped  off, and the black fellow then licks the weapon  all over with his tongue and places it in a smoky  fire of green boughs, which warms it and makes  if quite pliable.  The Wicked  Oirrl.n umber  Ihe  ESightcous.  Political mountebanks und corrupt adventurers not seldom have a large following for a time,  just as clerical acrobats not seldom preach and  pray to crowded congregations. There is nothing '.very remarkable about it. The spirit*medium  frauds, who are exposed every month, find fools  to gull and knaves to conspire with despite their  exposure. The popular love of 1 istening to a  fluent '/rascal in politics, or a spotted Christian in  the pulpit, is the same vulgar' curiosity that4  makes many prefer whiskey to water, because  there is nothing naughty in drinking water. It-  is the same passion for the night side and back  side of nature that makes the crowd read with  relish the. obscene book or nasty newspaper;  that cnakesopersons who ought to know better  admire a'successful knave more than they do a  successful honest man. There will always be  vile books and vile callings with a large constituency, and this fact only proves that the "Devil's  Opera," shows lugger houses sometimes than the  non-sensational church of Christ, for the reason  that the number* of people of this world who  seek to be simply amused or excited surpass  those who seriously seek mental enlargement,  moral instruction, and-spiritual illumination.  A   NewProcess lor Ts'euriing iitiUl  Ores.  A new electric amalgamating process has  recently been given what is stated to be a successful working test at the Southern Cross Company's, works in Butte, Montana.    The process  is the invent ion of four Butte mining men���������the  Hand brothers and messrs. Edwards and Merrill  ���������arid it was under mr. JDd wards direct supervision thai", the tests were made. The process may  be briefly described thus: First, dissolving the  gold contained in the ore and thus getting it  into solution ; second, precipitating it by means  of electricity into a body of quicksilver at the  bot torn of t he pan���������for* it is a pan process. Quite  extensive experiments have already been made  upon Southern Cross ore with the process,  though not upon what might be properly termed  a working scale, and very satisfactory results  have been shown. A 10-stamp mill has been  equipped to give the process a thoroughly practical demonstration.  instantaneous   Sklior]o<>Tapliy.  The remarkable degree of perfection to which  instantaneous photography lias been brought'is  fully exemplified in the following paragraph:  In order to photograph a flying insect, the exposure must last only l-250()ih part of a second.  This the French photographer, M. Marey, claims  to have accomplished by the aid of anew instrument invented by himself. He has also photographed the blood globules circulating in a vein.  jfe1!  ������������������������W!  ...-aw  -^S=^^5g^^  T!&?^'  ��������� ���������*i.v-������'-  '    .'sis:1  ���������i l -. ��������� i������iv  ^ST^ JH^i-^Z  yi7<-i? L^S(iiid������j<.\nf  *���������  8  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH 26,   1892.  * /<  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned G-oods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  !     . and compare Prices. '  1.1 ���������:  tf>  Si  .'���������is  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON, B. G;  SMALL  ,fflJ������������EtS    OF. ��������� KBWS.  - Trainmaster Hamilton of the Columbia &  Kootenay railway has issued the following temporary time-card for the running of trains on  his road: Trains connecting with the steamer  from Robson for Little Dalles will leave Nelson  at 15o'clock on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays.  The 30-foot lot on the southeast corner of  Baker* and Josephine streets was sold last week  for $4000 cash to H. J. Scott, agent at Victoria  of the Hamilton Powder* Company. The improvements on the lot cost $1750. Houston &  Ink were the sellers.  Work on the government wharf is about at a  standstill, owing to the non-arrival of a raft of  timber and lumber from 'Buchanan's mill. Contractor Dunn says the raft got down to a point  within sight of Nelson, wheji the wind verecl  around and blew up stream, and has continued  *to blow in that.-'direction for the last 8 days.  Dan is beginning to believe thathe is beingpun-  ished by the Almighty for some of his early-clay,  transgressions of divine law.  . Mails will leave Nelson on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. No regular dates for arrivals can be announced.  The snow is less than 2 feet deep at the forks  of the Toad Mountain road, and within a month  teams will be able to get through to the Silver  King mine.  The latest report from the upper country is  that a party of engineers, in chai gecof A. Stewart,  is in the held making surveys for the branch  road south from Revelstoke.  William Kirkup has disposed of his interest in  the Ward Ferry preemption of 160 acres.  R. 0. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, "Vancouver, B. C.    Terms cash.  ery  e������i  WSLLIAiVJ   WILSON  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE,  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of 30b teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street in rear of Postoffioe; Office with "Wilson  & Perdue.  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem.;InsL C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray,   ,  0.12., P.L.S.  PERRY, GRAY&DAYYS  Provincial Land Surveyors  Real Estate, and Mining Brokers.  Railway   reconnaissance   and   location   contracts   taken  Prospecting outfits organized, mines-reported, on,-  and assays furnished.   Estimates prepared.  OFFICES:   Victoria���������Room 4, Spencer's Arcade, Gov:  eminent street.   Nelson���������Baker street.  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will contract for all kinds of work, materials furnished  and estimates .given for work in any town  in Kootenay Lake country.  at Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on the  lake in any sized quantities.   Address P. O. box 47, Nelson.  An  experienced lime burner wanted.   Apply immediately to DR. ARTHUR, Nelson.  ^^.XTCTIOiSTElEl^S.  v������^.\  THE  TOWN   OF   *  Vf ���������  Under instructions from the chief commissioner of lands  and works, on behalf of the province of British'  Columbia, we will sell by public auction,  at 11 A. M.; at the town of Nelson, Kootenay district, on  Particulars, with maps, will be issued on the 15th instant.  Terms of sale: One-third cash, one-third six months, one-  third twelve months, with interest on deferred payments  at the rate of six per cent per annum. Crown grants $5  each. JOSHUA DA VIES, auctioneer.  Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  Clothing, and G-ents' Furnishings,  iners' Supplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT.���������Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. AGENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest Crated Water  Co.; Gooderham & Worts' Whisky.  TELiEraoisnE: s.  M^JCMiUUUiMI'AVlM^liJia^.lll.^

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