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Array #  b  "���������Vafph1  ^r  i-   r \ ���������  ^  #  Tlie Mines in  Kootenay are Among  tlie Kiehest in  America.  The. Ores arc  High-Grade in Gold,  Silver, Copper,  an<l Lead.  NIIMBES 89.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH   5,   1892.  $4 A YEAE.  AII>   TO    RAILWAYS.  It is generally admitted that the mineral resources of British Columbia, if developed, would  not only place mining in the front rank of provincial industries, but greatly benefit the grazing  and farming interests by creating a home market  for products of the farm and range. But the  in en engaged in developing our mineral resources  aie greatly handicapped, as compared with men  engaged in like enterprises in of her portions of  of Canada. The transportation faeilities are in-  'adequate; in fact, for four or five months in the  year they have no means of communication with  the Outside other 1 han pack animals. When  communications are open, all freight is handled  so often that the cost of transportation is out of  all proportion to t he m ileage, and the result is that  ore that could be shipped at aprofit to reduction  works in the-United States re in a ins in the mine  or on the dump. ������  The people of the lake country are naturally  Miixious for a change,  believing that' once "the  mines in  this section were proved to he paying  ventures, the effect would be beneficial to other  mining sections of   the   province.     Capital   is  timid, especially so in mining ventures, and the  oft-repeated   saying,   "O,   there   are   no   mines  north of the international boundary line!" must  first be pr*()ved merely the vaporing c>f pessimists,  andthehest section in which to make the experiment is in the camps on- Kootenay lake.    In  making th^experiinent,  railways  are needed,  and how to get%hem: is a question that concerns  tJhe legislative assembly as longas it retains the  pOw^er to grant or deny charter's to such enterprises.    In the past, charters have been freely  granted to applicants, but always to applicants  more likely to hawk their charters around for  sale than to engage in actual railway construction.    The following are a few of the charters  obtained for railways in this province, namely,  the Kodtenay & Athabaska, the Crow's Nest &  Kootenay   Lake,   the   Canadian   Western,   the  Ashcroft"(fe Cariboo, the- Okanaga ri & Kootenay,  and the  Farwell  &   Nelson.     Although  these  - charters carried with them grants of 20,000 acres  of land to, the mile, not a mile of railway has  been built by either of the companies, and several  of the -charters have lapsed.    The experiment, therefore, of granting charters and lairge  laud bonuses "to speculators  has resulted in no  good  to  the province, and   the  experiment of  granting charters  and  small land  bonuses  to  men of known-ability to carry out their undertakings might have a. different result.  With that  end in view the people of the lake camps have held  public meetings and adopted resolutions addressed to the assembly, praying that certain railways  be granted land  bonuses, provided guarantees  were given by the companies that the proposed  roads would be built without de-lay^:  The meeting at Nelson was held on Monday night, and  although the attendance was. not large the majority of those present favored asking the legislative   assembly  to  grant  the   Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard  railway  10,000  acres  of land  to the  mile, and a committee was appointed to carry  out the wishes of the meeting.    The committee  thought it unwise  to ask  the assembly for a  larger grant than is. desired by the men   who  propose to build the road, and on consultation  drew up the following resolutions, which they  will present to another public meeting called for  tonight.   As these resolutions are in accord with  public sentiment, they will no doubt be adopted  and forwarded, together with a petition signed  by residents of the camps in thevdivision, to the  assembly.    It is generally believed that if the  legislative assembly grants the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway a bonus of 5000 acres of land  to the mile, the road will be built and trains running through to Nelson early in the summer of  1893:  Whereas, the section of the province known as the Kootenay Lake country, a section whose one industry���������mining  ���������if'developed would add largely to the material wealth of  the whole province; and  Whereas, the development of that industry is not only  greatly retarded, bat made oppressively expensive by the  closing of all transportation routes for from four to five  months in the year: and  Whereas, relief can only be brought about by the building of railways that will connect the mining camps in the  lake country with the railway systems already in operation to tlie north and to the south ; and  Whereas, the immediate construction of such connections depend to a great extent on provincial and Dominion  legislation; :     ;  Theref ore be it resolved, that it is the sense of the people  of Nelson mining division of West Kootenay district that  the legislative assembly of British Columbia will be acting  in the best interests of the people of the province if reasonable aid is extended railway companies who will guarantee the building of these connections at an early date; provided, however, that the aid extended is not grants of land  other than alternate sections of not to exceed 5000 acres to  the mile, such sections in all cases to be taken from lands  lying along the lines of railway so built; and that the right  to the minerals (other than coal) in the land so granted, as  well as the surface rights allowed under the provisions-of  the Mineral and Placer Acts, shall: remain vested in the  crown; and be it further    ,  Resolved, that any and every such railway so aided and  making Nelson a terminal point be granted right-of-way  and terminal grounds through and in the government  townsite of Nelson, so that such railway or rail wa.ys will  be on an equal footing with railways previously built with  the aid of grants of land from the province; and be it  further .  .  Resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be' forwarded  to mr. Kellie, the member in the'legislative assembly for  West Kootenay district, with 'the: request that he present  them to the assembly, and take such individual action as  will most speedily bring about the desired for result.  Liberal Appropriations -Well  B3xpeit<le<!.  The report of the commissioner of lands and  works gives the following as the amounts expended on roads, trails, and bridges in West  Kootenay district during 1891:  KEVELSTOKE SECTION.--v~  (xrading and clearing streets in Revel- -.'" '" ���������  stoke...'.....; ������1070 12  Extension of Gold Hill trail.........,...     352 50  Bald Mountain trail.   ^.     314 50 ��������� ���������  -Big Bend trail     .5250  Smith Creek trail,v. :...:.......     500 00  Trout lake end of .Lardeaux trail.......   '2229 92  ILLECILLEWAET  SECTION.  Fish Creek trail.  ..$2136 90  AINSWORTH SECTION.  Kootenay lake end of Lardeaux trail. .$ 3489 71  Schroder Creek trail........... .'���������.-.  552 07  Kaslo Creek trail. ........:... 512 00  Number One wagon road ($450 refunded  to Revelstoke Smelting Company).. 4324 25  Cedar Creek wagon road..........:..... 13.35-00  $ 4,519 54  2,136 90  GOAT RIVER SECTION.  Groat River and Duck Creek trail.������������������'.">. .$  658 50  Repairing trail to East Kootenay      273 00  10,213 03  931 50  ��������� ������������������������������������   '! '  ������������������������������������ ���������  :    -NELSON SECTION.  Toad Mountain wagon road.....;. V.... ...'$��������� SOOO 00  Repairing trail at Sproat .................       50 00  Rover Creek trail. ...,:....:.....,;..���������������������������....   ��������� 600 00  Grading, streets in Nelson (one-half of .  which is to be paid by the Canadian  Pacific railway)  .    4595 14  TRAIL CREEK SECTION.  Repairing trail between Trail Creek and  Sproat:..:..:..... .. .. ........$  Repairing trail between -Sproat and the  boundary line.    ....:,........  Trail from Columbia river to boundary  of' Vale district.:.   13,245 14  100 00  203 00  784 36  Total.  1,147 36  $32,193 47  May not I>e as  large as  HixpecU'iI.  M. D. Mahoney returned to Nelson this week  from Spokane, where he had been on important  business for a month.    Mr. Mahoney believes  that the rush to this section will not b^ as large  as indications promised in the early part of the  winter. The causes that have brought, about  the change are the discoveries made in Colorado  and the boom in Spokane over the advent of  the Great Northern railway. Hundreds who intended taking in the Kootenay Lake country  are either on the way to Crede or Cripple Creek,  Colorado, or will go as soon as practicable in  the spring. Hundreds of others who intended  to make investments in the towns in the lake  country will now stop in Spokane and make investments there. While this may be disappointing, those who come here will, no doubt, do well.  NEWS    15 Y    TELE-ttKAPII.  The Fitzsimmons-Maher fight at New Orleans  on Wednesday night was won by Fitzsimmons  in the thirteenth round. Eight thousand sporting men witnessed the contest and betting ran  high.      Honors   were   about   even   np   to   the  seventh round, when Maher began to get groggy  and at the call of time for the thirteenth round  lie failed  to come to  time.    Fitzsimmons was  but   little injured.    .     .    .     On   Tuesday  mrs.  MarieNevens Blaine gave to the public her answer to secretary Blaine's letter.    It is well written   and interesting.     She 0denies  the  charges  flatly and requests that the full text of her* letters  quoted by Blaine be  published, if not she will  give their contents and prove to the world the  justice    of    her   case.      Quite    a   controversy  seems:   probable.     .     v    ���������    In   the    senate   on  Thursday   the   Idaho   con tested   election   case  was    closed    in    favor    of    Dubois,    the    vote  standing   55  for  Dubois  to  5  for*   Claggett.    .  .    .    Congressman Springer of Illinois  is dangerously-/ill at Washington,-���������������������������'and-, his family and  friends are prepared for the worst.    The crisis  is his condition  was expected yesterday by the  attending physicians.   -.-   .    .    Joe and -Frankie  Moran, a couple with an unenviable reputation,  were arrested on   Wednesday at K>>otenay station, Idaho, for counterfeiting.    The tools and  molds used were found in their possession; also  the metal out of which the coins were made.    .  .    .    Quite a sensation was caused in  Spokane  Falls on Thursday night by an article that appeared in. the. Evening Chronicle which stated  that mayor Frotheringham, who left for Chicago 10 days before with $1,200,000 city bonds to  place with a Chicago banking firm, had not been  officially heard from, and no information from  the city officials can be had of his whereabouts.   .  .    .   'Bar silver was quoted at 90f cents an ounce  in New York on the 3rd.   Ainsworth People   ask   for Specific Appropriations.  On  Friday   night, the  people  of  Ainsworth  held  a public  meeting and passed resolutions  condemning The Miner for advocating lump  appropriations for. roads, trails, and bridges for  West Kootenay, and placed themselves on record as favoring specific appropriations for such  works..' They asked that a pnropriations be .made  for completing the trail fro in Kaslo City to the  Slocan  mines;   for.  ane  from   Ainsworth,   via  Fletcher's  ranch,  to  Kaslo  City;   one  for improving the wagon roads at Ainsworth; and one  for a trail from  Crawford's -bay to the headwaters of the St. Mary's river*.    The. Miner is  sorely grieved that its advocacy of lump appropriations does not suit the people of Ainsworth  or   the   people   Of   Revelstoke;    but   the   best  evidence    that    can    be    brought    forward   to,  prove    that   lump '.appropriations   are   in   no  wise  sectional  and do much   more good than  specific ones is the report, of the chief commissioner of lands and works printed oh this page.  By that report, the $32,000 appropriated for the  district was expended on no less than 21 different  roads and trails, of these 11 are situated in Ainsworth   and   Revelstoke   sections.     But,   then,  these   two  sections are the most important in  West Kootenay district, and the wishes of their*  people will have to be complied with.  Little  of Eifiiportanee to l.-hroiiicle.  There is little of importance to chronicle from  the mines on Toad mountain.    The face of the  Silver King tunnel is in ore its full width,  although the ore is-not solid. The Dandy drift  continues in about the same character of ore as  previously reported, and no change is reported  in the Grizzly. The gold claims over on Eagle  and 49 creeks look promising, and by the time  capitalists looking for gilt-edge properties begin  to arrive, the gilt-edge properties in that section  will be in good shape. The gold claims on the  north side of Toad mountain are being developed, and one named the Sunrise is pronounced  the best gold prospect in Kootenay district.  >.%f Si*  f^5  ii Sf \M  'r:**2*tt?  BiigM^^ THE  MBTEE:    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEBAT,   MAEOH  5,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &  T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is 0 entraUy Located,  with a frontage  cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  THE      T .A. IB I_, E  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,  NELSON, B.-C.  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid viewrs  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  TIEHIIE   IB^-IR,  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  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 Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   &   TREGILLUS PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   B. ���������.  TOPPING & H ANN A Proprietors  Good Table ; ���������ioo������l Berts ; Myas-Close Liquors.  FALSE    PRETENCE   COMMISSIONERS.  The New York Sun's Washington correspondent, referring to the withdrawal of the Canadian reciprocity commissioners,  says:    If the  Canadian commissioners shall return to Canada  and make misleading statements as to the commission  here, as  did  sir  Charles Tupper  on   a  former occasion, the probability is that the administration will not ^ the statements to  go  uncontradicted,  but will publish  what did  actually occar, in order to protect it from the  imposition to which it was subjected last spring.  It is understood that the secretary of state took  pains to have the statements of the Dominion  commissioners  reduced  tc>   writing.   * It  is  announced in Ottawa that the Dominion ministers  are expected to���������soon return from Washington.  It can be stated authoritatively that secretary  Blaine will piece nothing in the way of their immediate return.    It is known that the president  and secretary \Blaihe are indignant that diplomatic courtesy has again been so audaciously  abused,  as it has been by the Dominion commissioners in coming to Washington to desire  to negotiate a treaty, when  they had  no  authority whatever to even enter upon the preliminary  consideration   of  that question.     When  they arrived here it was supposed that they had  full authority to conclude a convention, which,  if approved by the president and submitted to  the senate, would be binding upon the United  States, and upon  the  British  government.    It  now appears that they came for the purpose of  endeavoring "to look into the hand of the United  States," and to ascertain, if they could, whether  there would be any prospect to reciprocity, even  if they  could obtain  from   Great  Britain  any  authority to negotiate a treaty.    The president  and secretary Blaine now find that they have  twice been used to effect a Torv and anti-Ameri-  can purpose in Canada.    There are intimations  that,  if   the  Dominion  commissioners: do  not  omit  the  ordinary courtesy of calling on   the  president to take leave,  the latter may avail  himself   of   the  occasion   of   announcing  in   a  speech to them how much this government feels  that it has been trifled with.    It is said that sir  Julian Pauncefote, the British minister, is not  altogether pleased that he has been made a cats-  paw for the second time by the Dominion government for purposes of its own, and that he  feels very much embarrassed that he should have  introduced the Dominion cabinet officers to the  secretary of state and the president, knowing  that  the  United  States  officials presumed,  at  least,   that   the   Canadian   commissioners   had  some authority in the premises.    There will be  no treaty made by the present administration  with the Tory government at Ottawa.    This is  one of the results which is made clear by the  masquerade hereof the past week, and the cause  of reciprocity, which the Tory cabinet pretends  to have so much at heart, has been apparently  injured by the campaign of false pretense here.  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  Lake country.  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. " ���������'���������   '  Plasterers and Bricklayers  "Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.,  Materials furnished  and estimates given on application  Agents for the sale of LIME.  Address all communications to Nelson, B. C.  Comer West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FIEST-OLASS   IN   EVEEY   EESPEOT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-KOOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGAKS  AND THE FINEST BEARDS OF LIQUORS/    \  JAS. DAWSON B.  PROPRIETORS  (i  The; Pinest Hotel in Toad   Mountain District."  THE SILVER KIN  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  i\EfcS������iY, B. C.'  JOHNSON   &   MAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.   The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  Telephone 21.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Rcvelstolte,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������& Ink Building;, Josephine Street.  LANDSCAPE  PHOTOGBAPHEKS.  Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.   Also, always  on hand a stock of  MIEEOES, PIOTUEE  MOLDINGS,  STEEL EN-  GEAVLNGS, ETCHINGS, AID PH0T0-  GEAVUEES,  WEST BAKER   STREET, NE1LSOM,  B. <U.  '^."������������������.^''������������������������������������^T:^ ^'V*^ TFWrxrz  \,rl .-���������. ..     * .:i  T.' "*��������� - ." ���������'-"i [FT^'lr''^"'gB'fflM8B'iMftlM  .iVJU������jiwauii������.Mi.u.JuiimiaNi5Uuiu"iK������* THE   MDTBE:    NELSOU,   B.   0..   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH  5,   1892.  EAL   ESTATE  Telephone 38.  ASMCE   AGENT,  Town  Lots,  Acreage,  and  Mining  Properties  Bought and   Sold  on Commission. ,  SPECIALTIES:  Mining   Conveyancing and Abstracts -of  Title to Mineral Claims.  Agent   for the   Standard   Life Assurance   Company of  London.  OFFICE =     WEST     ^ZEJZmNrOIDT     STEEET,     ISTElLSOISr.     ZB_    O-  PAY    NO    ATTENTION   TO   OUTSIDE    BOOMERS.  There is a good deal of "rot" printed as to the  routes to the Slocan Lake country, and the fol-  lowine* from the Bonner's Ferrv Herald contains  misstatements that should be corrected. The  facts, as repeatedly printed in The Miner,  are: The discoveries on the headwaters of Carpenter creek are on the Slocan lake slope of the  divide between Kootenay and Slocan lakes.  There are no trails, much less wagon roads,  within several miles of the locations, arid the  actual distance of these supposedly rich mineral  deposits from points accessible by rail and  steamer is, in a great measure, guess work. The  trail from Kaslo City has been completed for a  distance of 12 miles, which leaves an estimated  distance of IS miles to be built. Kaslo City is an  embrvo town 12 miles north of Ainsworth. It  is owned by a syndicate of coast capitalists, who  are  using   their   best  endeavors  to   sell   town  lots.    As yet, there is but one boarding house on  the site and a building that will  be used as a  general store by Green Brothers of Ainsworth as  soon as a stock of goods can be got in.    There is  no sawmill at the place, as  advertised  by the  agents of the townsite owners; but it is reported  that G-. O. Buchanan, who has a. sawmill on the  outlet 4: miles below Balfour, will-'remove  his  "mill to Kaslo City, and as he is offering his residence property at Nelson for sale, there may be  foundation for the report.    It is also reported  that J. E. Boss of Spokane will erect sampling-  works at Kaslo City, but as the report is coupled  with the number of lots.already sold in the town-  site,  the  report may be   nothing "more  than a  real estate "fake."   Kaslo City is distant about  30 miles from the discoveries on Carpenter creek,  and its future depends not so much on the mineral deposits in that section, as on the deposits  near Kaslo creek and its tributaries.   Ainsworth,  and not Kaslo Citv, is the commercial town on  Kootenay lake, and is likely to remain so.  By way of Nelson, the'distance to the discoveries on Carpenter creek is about 70 miles, over  the following route: By rail to Slocan leavings,  11 miles; thence by trail to a point 1- miles south  of Slocan lake, 25'miles; thence by row boat to  Eldorado City at the mouth of Carpenter creek,  21 miles: thence up Carpenier creek to the discoveries, 10 miles. There is no trail up the  creek, but one will probably be built by the residents of Eldorado dry before the one from  Kaslo City is completed by the owners of that  t (.) w i j site. El d o i acl o C i t y, fo r a time at 1 e as t, i s  bound to be tlie point from which prospectors  and others will work who have faith in the mineral belt on the Slocan lake slope of the divide,  and is even now more of a "city'1 than its pretentious rival at the mouth of Kaslo creek.  Parties intending to visit this section should  pay no heed to the statements made by real estate boomers, but purchase tickets through to  Nelson or Ainsworth, where reliable information can be had for the asking.  The Bonner's Ferry Herald article is as fol-  fows: "From Bonner's Ferry 2 fine steamers,  the Spokane and the Nelson, will carry passengers and freight to the Kootenay Lake country." On reaching the lake, one1 of two routes  may he chosen. One is to run up the lake to  ~:islo City, at the mouth of Kaslo creek. Here  -ley land within 16 miles of the principal locations in  the  Slocan  district.    A  road is com  pleted to within 8 miles of the mines. The other  route is to pass through Nelson to Ward's ferry,  and then go up the Slocan river by wagon road."  Is  ".3ake" ftowu to Harrinan Again.  J. C. Cobaugh, who at times was the richest  man in all Toad Mountain district, has established an assay office in Colville, and is fully prepared to do up the most mysterious specimens  that come under the light of his profession, so  says the Kettle Falls Pioneerv  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.  .-NELSON, B. C.  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  leZR-XOZES TO SUIT THE TIMES  The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go' for any kind of copper, tin,  and sheet-iron work is  "W. KIEKUFS, Houston-Ink Block,  nsrsLSoisr, b_ o_  OWN Y0UE_0WN 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 and a. half cottage on Victoria street; ground  25 x 120 feet; price $1400.  One-story cottage on Victoria street; ground 25x120 feet;  price ������1000.  One-storv and half cottage on Victoria street; ground  374-x 120 feet; price $2500.  One-story cottage and stable, corner Victoria and Ward  streets; ground 50x 120 feet; price $3000.  HOUSTON & INK,  Real estate agents, Nelson, B. C.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  ES  CONVEYANCING,  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   Mb. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  Representatives-   at   Vancouver,    New   Westminster,  ami   Victoria.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST 1SA.KEK  STKEET,.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  ..............NELSON,   B. C.  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTERESTS in the  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  owners, miners, and prospectors  CITY  TO THE SLOCAN MINES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses, will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  GE  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  R & McKIMO  DEALERS   FN  MERAL   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 i) miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson cither summer or winter,  being distant but 00 miles.  The EASIEST and QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. Pack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  j'tmnuta  it  mm  i&4 4  THE   MDTEB:    NELSON,   B.   C,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH 5,  1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six 'months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down .the. column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of lessv  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  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.  EDITORIAL   'REMARKS'.  All Canadians of every shade of political creed  must approve the vigorous action which is being taken by the Dominion govern men tto secure  a creditable representation of the resources, productions, and progress of the Dominion at the  forthcoming World's Columbian Exposition at  Chicago. It is gratifying to learn that the keen  interest manifested by representatives of our  various industries bids fair to make the task of  those who have charge ef the matter compara-  tively easy. No other country, excepting of  course the United States itself, occupies so  favorable a position in reference to location, and  there seems to be really no good reason why  Canada should not profit almost* as niuch. by  such an opportunity to call the attention of the  world to* what this country is, what its people  have done arid are doing, and what its vast territory and unbounded resources make it capable  of doing for the future of the race, as the great  republic itself, and that too without haying to  share the grave financial responsibilities which  the latter has shouldered. It is to be hoped that  the people and government of British Columbia  will co-operate heartily with the Dominion government and its commissioners in their efforts  to make the Canadian exhibit one of which the  country can be proud.  John  Robson   Cameron   writes as follows in  the Hamilton Spectator of John Robson, pre-  mier of  this  province:    "Hon.   John  Robson,  " premier of British Columbia, is also provincial  "secretary, minister of agriculture and mines,  "and   minister   of   education.     In   Ontario  it  " takes about 5 men to do the same work, each  " with a large and expensive department.    But  " mr. Robson is a hustler, and is possessed of  "rare executive cibility."    Wo  will go farther  than John   Robson  Cameron   in   extolling, mr.  Robson's  abilities.    We even believe the province would be better served if mr. Robson would  "fire" the chief commissioner of lands and works  and his assistant and "the attorney-general and  his assistant and the finance minister, and then  turn  in  and  run   the. whole ���������'shooting-match"  himself.    Complaint is often made of the want of encouragement to native literary talent in Canada,  but the Revelstoke Star, in publishing letters  from "Plebian" of Nelson, shows a disposition to  encourage native writers, however low-grade  their literary abilities.  A Canadian statician named Johnson recommends that Canadians have as little to do with  American silver as possible, because, in the event  of the passage of a free coinage bill by the congress of the United States, the value of silver  will depreciate. Many Canadians differ with  the views entertained by mr. Johnson. They  believe that the passage of a free coinage bill by  congress will tend to lower the price of gold and  increase the price of silver. They believe that  the output of the gold mines of the world is  growing less each year and the amount of money  required is becoming greater, therefore, it is unfair to the creditor class to make all commercial  transactions on a gold basis. However, the people of British Columbia are not likely to take  mr. Johnson's advice. They have been in the  habit of taking at par all kinds of American  money, and by doing so have suffered neither  inconvenience nor loss.  If silver, after being used as money for centuries by commercial peoples, was made a commodity by legislation in the interest of the  great banking houses of London, it is safe to  assume that it would resume its money function  the moment it was remonetized by legislation in  the interest of the people. The great banking  houses of London are not likely to favor any  legislation that will restore silver to its old  position, because if restored their arguments  against the white metal would clearly be shown  to be prompted solely by self interest.  Judging from the numbers so far received,  the editorial writer on Victoria's new morning  paper, the News, has received positive instructions to discuss no question that concerns the  interests of the people of the province.  The members of the legislative assembly  elected as Independents have not only compelled the government to', modify many bills introduced as government measures, but have  forced it to order investigations that may result  in showing that several ex-officials, while in  office, were notorious self-seekers. It must also  be admitted that the government has gracefully  admitted the errors of its way on several questions, and adopted the views of the Independents  in the same spirit in which they were offered.  e-t:  DEALERS IN  OIHlIK] jMZIO.^IL.S.,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WHOLES AJLE  .'DEALER'S     IN     ���������I������ARS. _ RAYMOND  SEWSNCi    MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  Postoflice  Store,  Nelson,   B5. ���������.  AND GENTS' PURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  Nelson Sawmill Co. Ltd,  Yarti:   At end of Flume.  Mill:  Two Miles South of Nelson.  Manufacture  Tlie mill lias a  capacity of 20,000 feet a day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. N. EOLFE, Secretary.  Tolson block  End  Telephone 2  (T  Offices |End of. Flume  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber���������good, bad, and indifferent ��������� on  hand or made to order. Telephone  connection with Nelson, Balfour,  and Ainsworth.  G. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  'he Davies-Sayward  awmiil Company  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PEIOE  LIST  (DELIVERED  AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,   OR   BALFOUR).  DRESSED.  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M  $32 00  No. 2         "        Cinch,     "  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, t inch,       "  32 00  No. 2        "       6 inch,       "  27 00  Rustic,                                 "  27 00  Select clear, DD,             "        iO 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  MOLMXtfiiS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2������@10c  Mills at Pilot Bay, Kootenay Laisc.  S. C. Spalding,   . ���������. .   .    Manager  R. F. PERRY, Agent at Nelson.  RREMNER & WATSON, Agents at Ainsworth. ti  1  U  [l  W  1 *" ���������  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH  5,   1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner, Deputy Sheriff, and Notary Public.  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. 00ENEE BAKEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON, B. 0.  Telephone 24.  n  Loans negotiated on  Nelson property. Collections made. Conveyancing documents  drawn up.  Town  lots,  lands,  and mining cairns  handled on commission.  AS   TO    PROFITS    IN   MINING.  The general public in eastern Canada have a  very faint and indefinite knowledge of the extent to which legitimate mining is carried on in  the territory west of the Rocky mountains and  on the Pacific coast. Few eastern people stop  to consider or think where the gold and silver  they handle comes from. It may be a crop  grown somewhere, for all many of them know.  These are the ignorant, unthinking class, of  course, but there is auother more intelligent,  not having the excuse of ignorance, which loses  no opportunity of railing against mining. Even  while handling the product of the business, and  experiencing its benefits,  they  not only decry  mining, but do their best to discredit all who  are engaged in the pursuit. This prejudice has  grown out of losses sustained by hasty, ill-advised investments, taking the statements of irresponsible speculators as facts, without giving  th������m the careful investigation that would be  given to any ordinary business project submitted  for investment. The careless, hastv method of  investing naturally led to losses, as it would in  case of equal neglect to give time and attention  to any other schemes presented nearer home.  A  want  of   knowledge of  the   business   was  more often   the cause of  the failure to  realize  profits than the want of merit in  the property  itself.    A board of directors composed of men  totally ignorant of the proper method of working a mine, hampering it with heavy expenses,  extravagant salaries, sending out sons and relatives of the directors to take charge of the property totally unfitted, ignorant of the first principles of mining, naturally involved a waste of  money, expended without judgment, and resulting in debt and the ultimate abandonment of  good properties that in many cases, falling into  the hands of competent men,  were  developed  into paying and profitable enterprises.    Such instances are numerous, but this one experiment  seemed to prejudice the original investor against  all  further investments  in   mining properties,  who were unwilling to believe that the failure  in   the past lay with themselves,  and not the  properties they had owned.    The miners in the  country west of the Rocky mountains are today  hand in hand in prosperity with the lumbermen,  cannerymen, great fruit raisers,  and the merchants, in fact, he stands in the front rank of  profitable producers, while his product is permanent in its benefits, never perishes.    Every dollar he produces has a value to the world at large,  and is that much added to its wealth and circulating medium in a form to be seldom affected  by the change of dynasties or the downfall of  governments.    There is always a market and a  demand for his goods.  If a capitalist contemplating an investment  in mining was to give the same attention to investigation that he would in the purchase of a  piece of real estate, or any other investment, he  would be no more liable to losses; proper care  and careful investigation would enable him to  invest with equal judgment. A list of 75 mines  in the United States and Canada shows as profits  paid to the stockholders since incorporation the  enormous amount of $132,000,000, besides which  there are hundreds of small mines not incorporated being worked as private ventures, of which  product no note is taken, ;and to the above we  mav safely add $18,000,000, making a grant total  of $150,000,000 as the result of ''mining" invest  ments. It is not a bad showing for a gambling  business. How many railroads could, at present  rate of profits, and how long a time would be  required to show equal results? and it must be  borne" in mind that these mines are still pegging  away. Mining pays better as now conducted,  gives better returns, larger profits, than any  other form of every day business.  Slioiilrt we he Content lo   Remain Stationary**  The pessimistic spirit is, says the Toronto  Week, as hateful to us as to the most sanguine  of our readers, but we find it, nevertheless,  quite impossible to be satisfied with the logic of  a certain species of argument which is being  made to do yeoman duty on many platforms  and in many newspaper articles. The object is  to prove that Canadians ought to be reasonably  content with their present circumstances because their people, the farmers for instance, are  man for man at least as comfortably off as their  neighbors in the United States, which is beyond  all question one of the most prosperous nations  on the globe.    Now we believe that the premises  are correct, but we cannot accept the conclusion.  We see no reason to doubt that on the average  there is as little destitution among ns as among  our neighbors, that in proportion to population  the numbers of the unemployed may be as few  with us as with them.    But before we can be satisfied With this as an argument which should  bring us content we feel constrained to look into  the   circumstances  of   the two  cases  and   see  whether the conditions are such as to make the  comparison just.    Very umch depends of course  upon the point of view.    What is a reasonable  and right ambition for a young country situated  as  is  our own  and  possessing   its admittedly  vast resources?    Ought  it to  be  content  with  remaining virtually stationary with respect to  population,   so long  as  its five   millions or so  of inhabitants are able to maintain themselves  in tolerable  comfort?   Again, it  is  beyond all  question that hundreds of thousands of Canadian citizens by birth or adoption have left the  country and gone to the great republic within  the last few years.    "What would have been the  present condition of the country had all these  remained in it?    Most of them left no doubt because of their inability to find remunerative employment at horne.  Ought a young conntry with  magnificent resources to be content so long as  it is unable to retain its own  citizens and  find  room in addition for a goodly number of immigrants?     Sir John  Thompson  said at Halifax  that the country could never have a policy which  would prevent our people leaving to  try  their  fortune in  other countries.    Are we to understand that this magnificent Dominion, with its  almost unlimited sources of wealth in soil, forest, mine and sea, is to be content if by natural  increase and immigration combined she is able  to a little more than counterbalance her emigration?   Are we, in a word,-to be content with a  comfort  and  prosperity   which    result   largely  from the fact that we have at our doors a great  nation, able and   willing to receive and absorb   |  the surplus and overflow of our population from   I  year to  year?    Or* is it not rather the part of   j  true patriotism to cherish a determined discon-   j  tent with ourselves and our position so long as  things are as they are, and to take no rest until  the true cause or causes of such a state of things  have been determined and the true remedy, for  a remedy there surely must be, applied?  AM OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,0<W,000  REST ������, 000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon. GEO. A. DR UMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  KELSON BEANCH, 13 EAST BAKEE STEEET.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  BANK OF  RITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  $3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITAL, (paid np), ������C00,OOO  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE FUND,   ������220,000      ."  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWcstminster,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches ;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  A. Krancli of this BSank will he cstalriishcil in I Sac  Kootenay Lake S&islricl (at NELS4MV, 15. 4'.) as soon as  the season opens in the spring of 1892, and will undertake  collections, remittances (to and from all points), and a general banking business. WM. C. WARD,  Victoria, B.C, December 10th, 1801. Manager.  ~ THE KOOTENAY "  AFE DEPOSIT CO.  PIONEER FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general financial business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  GENERAL  AUENClf  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  i?..  k-v , 6
THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEJ)AY,   MAEOH 5,   1892
JLA^P   NOTICES.
Notice is hereby given that (50 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 It. F. Perry's N.
E. corner post, about i wo* 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 tlie place of commencement; containing 160 acres
more or less. CHARLES E. TAYLOR,
Nelson, February 24th; 1892.   R. F.PERRY.
Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply, within GO
days, to tlie chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,
which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing''"
at a post marked IL TI. Arthur's N. W. corner, planted
near south bank of Kootenay river, three and, one-half
miles west of Nelson, thence running south 20 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 20, chains more or less
to the river, thence west following meanderings of river
to initial post; containing 100 acres more or less, excepting
right-of-way of railway included therein.
Nelson, February20th, 1892. R.H.ARTHUR.
1 Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and woi*ks'" tor-
permission ��� to ��� purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in "West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked E. Percy Whalley's S. E. corner, at the, S.
W. corner post of lot 225, thence north SO chains, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains more or less to the
water, thence following the shore line to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.
E. PERCY WHALLEY.
Dated Nelson, February 20th, 1892. ,
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked. B. H. Lee's S. W. corner post, about high
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.
Notieeis 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 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 soutlr 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 jKootenay river, at the outlet, thence south
40 chains thence" west 40 chains to the east line of the Columbia & Kootenay railway block, thence north 40 chains
to the river, thence following the shore of said river easterly to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres
more or less. T. LEE PETERS.
Nelson, February 22nd, 1S92.
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 stake planted about half a mile east of Forty-nine creek,
on south side of Kootenay river, marked "Neil McLean's
northeast corner," running thence 20 chains south, thence
SO chains west, thence 20 chains north, thence east (following the banks of the river) to initial stake; containing 160
acres more or less. NEIL McLEAN.
Dated, February 20th, 1892. M. C. MONAGHAN.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend
to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked- J. D. Townley's northeast corner, planted
on the south shore of the Kootenay river about500 feet east
of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay rail way where
same crosses the Kootenay rapids, thence.20 chains south,
thence 80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, to the shore
of the Kootenay river, thence in an easterly direction following the shore of the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting
right of way of railroad company in area claimed.
Nelson, February 19th, 1S92. 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 SO
chains, thence east 20 chains, thence following the shore of
the Kootenay river to the place of commeiiccment; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting right of way of
railroad company in area claimed. J. HAMILTON.
Nelson, February 19th, 1S92.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked Bert Crane and Duncan McRae's southeast
corner on the north bank of the Kootenay-river, about one,,
mile below the Kootenay & Columbia railway bridge,'
thence 40 chains north, thence 80 chains west, thence 40
chains south, thence 80 chains east following the shore of
Kootenay river to place of commencement; containing 320
acres more or less, except right-of-way of 'railway company
in area claimed. BERT CRANE,
Nelson, January 18th, 1892., DUNCAN McRAE.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief .commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate dn West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked CD. Kinnee's southeast corner about 40
chains west of Kaslo bay, thence running 40 chains west,
thence 40 chains north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40
chains south; containing 160 acres. C. D. KINNEE.
Ainsworth, December 29th, 1891. '
Notice is hereby:given that 00 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described, tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district:, Commencing at
a ��� post .'marked F. G. Christie's southeast corner, on the
north bank of Kobtehay 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. G., 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 on shore
of Slocan lake at a stake marked J. R. Cook's southwest
corner, thence 80 chains horth on east side of Hume &
Hunter's purchase application, thence 40 chains east, thence
80 chains south, thence ,40 chains west to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.
Dated, December 6th, 189L JOHN R. COOK.
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 the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at ���
a stake near the outlet of Slocan lake marked David B.
Bogle's northwest corner post,; thence running east 40
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 80 chains; containing 320 acres more or less. '
Nelson, 31st December, 1891. DAVID B. BOGLE.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase a tract of land situated in' West
Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing
at a post marked Eli Carpenter's southeast corner post,
near the junction of Carpenter and Seaton creeks, and
about 6 miles east of Slocan lake* thence running north 40
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence east 80 chains to initial post; containing 320 acres
more or less. ELI CARPENTER.
Nelson, January 5th, 1892. .
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
^permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post on Queen's Bay marked Arthur E. Plodgin'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 arid works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a
post marked W. J. Wilson and William Wilson's southwest corner, near north bank of Kootenay river and about
4 miles west of Slocan outlet, running thence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
west 40 chains to place of commencement; containing 160
acres more or less, except right of way of Columbia &
Kootenay railway in area claimed.
W. J. WILSON,
WILLIAM WILSON.
Nelson, B. C, February 20th, 1892.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend
to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a
post marked Charles A. Sloan and Henry P. Jackson's
northwest post, on the south shore of the west arm of
Kootenay lake opposite the southwest stake of the town
of Balfour, thence running south 40 chains, along the eastern boundary of the Columbia & Kootenay Railway Company's block 12, thence east 80 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence' west following the meanderings of the outlet to point of commencement; containing 320 acres more
or less. CHARLES A. SLOAN,
HENRY P. JACKSON.
Balfour, B. C, 19th February, 1892.
APPLICATIONS    FOR    LIQUOR   LICENSES.
Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application to the licensing board, at its nextsitting at Ainsworth,
for a license for a hotel, to be known as the "Grand Central," at Kaslo City, West Kootenay district, the firm to be
known as Condon & Co. M. E. CONDON,
E. H. DAVIDSON,
JOHN McPHEE.
Kaslo City, B. C, February 11th, 1892.
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 forks of Slocan river, West Kootenay district. CHARLES BROWN.
'������'..-.���: \" R. K. EVANS.
Slocan River, B. C, February 11th, 1892.
TIMBER   LEASE   NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner,of lands and works for
permission to lease for lumbering purposes the following
described tract of land, situate in West Kootenay district:
Commencing at a post marked C. J. Dupont's N. E. corner,
about5 miles southwestof the town of Nelson, thence west
40 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence west 20 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence south
40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence past: 20 chainsthence south 20 chains, thence east
40 chains, thence north 140 chains, to the point of commencement; containing 840 acres more or less.
February 1st, 1892. C. J. DUPONT.
Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue taxes, for 1892, are now due and payable at my office,
Nelson. T\ H. GIFFIN,
Nelson, February 13th, 1892.        Assessor and collector.
��� . .   ���    ��� ' ���       ' ��� ���   ' '-'  .-/-,'.	
DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.
The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, doing business'at Nelson, British Columbia,
under the firm name of Madden Brothers, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due the firm are payable to Thomas Madden, who will pay all debts owing by
the firm. '
Dated at Nelson, British Columbia,,February 26th, 1892.
Witness: HUGH MADDEN,
John Houston, THOMAS MADDEN.
NOTICE.
This is to notify anyone that may be interested, that
Thomas Duffy does not own a lot in the town of Trail, and
that the house he has built does not of right belong to him,
the undersigned having paid for all lumber used in its construction and boarded mr. Duffy while he was building,
for which we have not received a cent.
TOPPING & HANNA.
Trail, B. C, February 14th, 1892.
STRAY   HORSE.
Strayed on to the premises of the undersigned, onevbay
horse.   Same will be delivered to owner by proving property and paying all expenses. ALLEN McPHEE.
���'���-.. Sproat's Landing, B. C��� February 14th, 1892.
,'��� .������;';'; NOTICE.     . '
A competent accountant offers his services to take charge
of a few sets of books at a moderate charge in each case. ,
All business treated as strictly confidential.   Address A.,
care The Miner.
A   SENSIBLE-EDITOR.
The editor of the Kettle Falls Pioneer talks
horse sense in the following: "This sheet is not
bounden to nor backed by any faction or corporation, but purely a legitimate business enterprise, and the organ of its publisher, who is
especially working for the interest of Kettle
Falls, as well as Stevens county in general; not
for a ring. We are at liberty to express our
own opinion, politically or otherwise. Dictations as to the policy of the Pioneer from outsiders are not wanted- We know we will make
mistakes, and lots of them, but then" we will
shoulder the blame with good grace; if the mistakes are too glaring we will then give some
wiseacre that knows all about as to how a
newspaper
should,  be  managed  take  editorial
charge.1
IIo>v a Chief of Folice  Feathered His  Nest,
Testimony has been taken for several weeks at
Tacoma in settlement of  the  estate  of Harry
Morgan, a notorious gambler and owner of a
gaming house, the Theater Comique, and an
estate valued at over $100,000. His widow
alleges fraud on the part of administrator C. P.
Chamberlain. Frank Cantwell, formerly connected with the gaming department, in testimony said that Mark Dillon, chief of police at
the time of Morgan's death, two years ago, had
given the Comique and other gambling houses
immunity from the police and had gotten one-
fourth of the proceeds of all the houses. Cant-
well said this was common talk among the
gamblers, and said that it paid $30,000 a month.
Crosses  tine  Atlantic -in Less than Six Ways.
The passage of the steamer Majestic, which arrived at New York on February 24th, is, relative
to distance, the fastest ever recorded. She came
2865 miles in 5 days, 20 hours, and 22 minutes.
This would make her time on the short route 5
days, 15 hours, and 54 minutes, the fastest ever
made. Her average speed this trip was 20.41
knots per hour.
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������ ��cwfrtTaB��i..aM,-��j.ffac - :. If  If  THE   MINER:    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAEOH  5,   1892.  L \  1*'  **  ,  AMENDMENTS   TO'  THE    LAN1������    ACT.  w  \s ���������  From the reports of the proceedings of the legislative assembly printed in the coast papers it  is impossible to state with any degree of accuracy what the Land Act will be on the adjournment of the assembly. In debate the commissioner of lands and works admitted that the  notice cancelling the reserve on lands 2 miles on  each side of Kootenay river and outlet had not  been given according to law, and that therefore  section 11 of the new Land Act would have to  be passed to remedy the defect. According to  1 hat -admission, the land that was supposed to  be open to sale and preemption on February 20th  is still under reserve, and when open to sale and  preempt ion ca n only be aequired' uncler the pro-  visions of the new act, which does not permit  the purchase of unsurveyed.land. The government has certainly made a bad mess of this particular reserve business, and while many individual applicants have suffered loss in time and  monev. no good has been done an vone. Another  point that cannot be understood by the newspaper reports, is the passage of the. following-  resolution :  "The provisions of the act shall not apply to  '*. thecases of any bona fide location of land,  followed by compliance with the provisions of  the Land Act, and due notice of intentions to  apply for leave to puichase, which may have  been advertised as required by law, previous  to the 22nd of February, 1892, and notwithstanding anything in this act contained, any  person having given such notice and having  fully complied with tlie provisions of the Land  Act, may be permitted to purchase the land,  applied for, if the purchase he '-'carried to com-  " pletion on or before the 30th of September,  " 1892, but not later, and if the chief commis-  " sioner of lauds and works shall he satisfied,  "that but for the passage of this act the pur-  "* chase would have been allowed to proceed."  Does the resolution mean that the government will allow all persons who applied for land  prior to February 22nd to complete their purchases? If so, are those who made applications  to purchase land on Slocan on the same footing  as applicants for land in other sections? There  is no good reason why they should not be, and  if they are the government merely allows them  their rights.  i������  a  Woi*lvnig;inei& l������o!>1������ed Right and heft.  A number of the boys who worked on the Columbia & Kootenay railway last spring, and who  afterwards went over to work on the Great  Northern, have returned to Nelson. They all  bring back the same reports as to the bad treatment accorded workingmen by the contractors  who built the Great Northern. What the contractors did not withhold in the way of road  taxes, and poll taxes, and discounts on time-  checks, and discounts on their own bank checks,  the saloon-keepers and rounders got from the  men by practices disgraceful alike to the ruffians  who perpetrated them and to the officials who  allowed them to be perpetrated. From reports  brought to Nelson, the local officials in Idaho  are little better than the official robbers hung  by the vigilantes in Montana in the early sixties.  The men who worked on the Columbia & Kootenay did not receive large wages, but what they  earned they got; and after they got it, the officials at Nelson did not allow rounders to perpetrate barefaced robberies.  TIae  Matchless  Stroke of a Waster Hand.  John S. Wise of Virginia, speaking at a dinner given on February 12th by the Union League  Club of Brooklyn, New York, said: "I speak  as one who, while yet a boy, embarked enthusiastically in the Confederate cause. The nomination of Lincoln I pictured in boyish fancy as  the elevation of a bad man by an insane faction  with cruel, quixotic purpose. I laughed in my  heart in the spring of 1860 at the thought, that  anything could uproot and destroy the social  and political fabric by which I was surrounded.  Within 5 years from that time I stood upon that  same spot, a paroled prisoner of the army of the  dead Confederacy. Mr. Lincoln had an unquestioned  right  to  proclaim   the  freedom   of   the  THE JOHN DOTY ENGINE COMPANY, LTD.  OIF  TOROITTO,   OIISTT^DRIO.  MANUFAOTUEEES OF ALLDESCEIPTIONS OF MAEINE AND STATIONARY  ESritisIi  Coliiiiiltaa  ISrancIt:   520 Cordova  Street,   Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  v packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  *, "Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING ENGINES AND  SINKING  PUMPS FOR  MINES.  slaves as a war measure. None but a bold,  strong, independent nature would have assumed  all the responsibilities for the danger which the  step involved to himself, his friends, and his  cause. Looking at its consequences, friend and  foe now concur that it was a matchless stroke  of a master hand. Lincoln 'will be remembered  for all time to come, by friend and foe alike, as  the great, sad, almost lonelv helmsman of the  union in the hour of its peril, who steered by  the unfailing light of a single constellation, who,  never veering a point, was always guided by his  self-made chart, 'with malice to ward none and  charity for all.  5 35  Tlie Cripple Creek  Forwiatioii Is B'orphyry.  The mineral of the Cripple Creek district in  Colorado is  found  in a porphyry belt 5  miles  wide bv 10 miles in length, and is almost invar-  iably gold quartz. The blowouts discovered on  every hill and the lava and burnt quartz would  seem to indicate that the mineral found is the  result of volcanic action, and the similarity of  all the ore in the district is evidence that it all  came from a common source. It has been forced  up through a soft porphyry, leaving the adjoining granite undisturbed.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  0IVIL ENGINEEE AND AECHITEOT,  TOLSON   B:UIOM$������.....     NELSON, IS. IV  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary Public,  Etc.  Office, "Victoria street, Katnloops, B. C.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  C. E. C. BROWN, L.D.S.  Special attention given to care and treatment of diseased  teeth. Crown and bridge work of the most approved  modes. Gold plates, as well as vulcanite, inserted. Teeth  regulated. All work warranted. Will visit West Kootenay at the opening of navigation and spend the greater  part of the summer. Due notice of Aasit will be given in  The Miner.  January 19th, 1892.  ~R. J. MOWAT & CO. ~  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine and Bluff sts.  w. J.  WILSON.  VV.  PERDUE.  WILSON &  PROPRIETORS OF  ..AT.  NELSON AND AINSWOETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  CORRAL AND STABLING  ��������� AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  During the winter  EXPEESS   PAE0ELS  AND   LIGHT   FEEIGHT  will be promptly forwarded to and from  Colville, Trail, Nelson, Balfour, Pilot Bay, and Ainsworth.  NELSON OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  Telephone 32.  ANGUS McINTYRE,  PROPRIETOR OF THE  PIOITEER  9  KAL and STABLE  Corner ISliifT and   Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or. contract in which pack animals or teams can bo used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL 00NTEA0T 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,  s  Stove and Cordwood lor Sale.  mnmim ii ������M������ji������ja.uju'iia'Majia������armjujj/3-.iiuiauuigijmjaiiTiBi^B������������,iiiir.i^ni  IMim������UM������llWMll������U������JUftMmi>MiUMm^  Bi������������mimiiMiMiil������ii|iJ!LIJJ.I,Jl.������mil������iii������1������^^ 4.  t  r  is-  I,  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 5,  1892.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, 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.  ili  ! '  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Ve^  t  P  it  I  ���������a*  til!  SMALL   NBJfiCiETS   OF   NEWS.  What a rustling there will be among ambitious politicians in the lake country should the  Robson government see fit to pass a redistribution bill by which an additional member would  be allotted to .West Kootenay. And it can be  truthfully stated that the more ambitious the  politician the less fitted for the office.  The postoffice* like the hotels at Nelson, now  has all the modern conveniences. It is fitted up  with lock-boxes and drawers and pigeon-holes  and wickets and obliging clerks and a genial  postmaster. The boxes number 96 and the  drawers 13. The annual rental will be $6 for  the boxes and $7 for the drawers.  Jim McCartney, well-known at Nelson and  Ainsworth as a short-card sport, was seriously  wounded in a fracas at Moscow, Idaho, recently.  The fight was made with guns, and Jim got  plugged twice, he being unarmed.  Among those who came in on the Idaho from  the head of the lake was A. Carney, who had  been out as far as Bonner's Ferry. He reports  the ice in Kootenay river solid for miles, and  that there is no likelihood of its going out until  the -water begins to rise. The owners of the  Spokane expect to make the.first run.to Kootenay lake points about the 20th. There are quite  a number* of people at the Ferry waiting to  come in.  Dan Dunn, who has the contract for building  the wharf at Nelson, says the piles are all out  and that he will begin driving them on Tuesday.  Horse-power will be used for driving the bents  near shore and an engine for those at the outer-  end. The piles are cedar, tamarack, fir, and  hemlock.  The Nelson Sawmill Company will put in a  dry kiln at the yard with a capacity of 5000 feet  daily. This company is now prepared to  promptly fill orders for all kinds of lumber and  all sizes of dimension stuff".  Report of the Nelson public school for February: Fourth class���������Willie McMorris, Robbie  McLeod, and Jasper Phair. Third class���������Etta  Muir, Leonard Gould, Nelson Buchanan, Fisher  Williams, Minnie Gould, and Stella Breeden.  Primer II.���������Leo Buchauan, Ray May, John Du-  hamel, and Samuel Stuckey. Primer I. (senior)  ���������Dora Taylor. Primer I. (junior)���������Bella McDonald, Sadie Stewart, Flora McDonald, Harry  Farley, Hugh McDonald, May Perry, Alex McDonald.   :, ��������� ������������������:.;.  There is considerable unfavorable comment  on the captain Troup interview's published in the  Spokane papers. The people at Bonner's Ferry  are particularlywrathy. They say it is absurd  to talk of people going into the Slocan country  by way of Nakusp creek. The more routes  opened into a new country the better, and the  opening of one up Nakusp creek will not hurt the  Slocan country, however much it may injure the  trade of Bonner's Ferry. Such statements are  hurtful: ..only, when they, are misleading. At  present there is no trail from the Upper Arrow  lake to Slocan lake, much less a stage road ; and  it is doubtful if even a trail will be built on that  r on te th i is. yea r.;:       :  Are not the people" of Ainsworth excessively  forward in kindness "in asking; the .governnieht.  to complete the trail from Kaslo City to the  mines on Slocan lake? According to the statements made by the agents of the Kaslo City  townsite, a wagon road, and not a trail, will  be rushed through to the Slocan country in the  spring, the townsite owners standing all the  expense.  Among the arri vals -at Nelson this week was  John McMillan, at one time a ranch owner near  Calgary in Alberta, but now looking around for  prospects, he having followed the business of  mining for years in Montana before settling in  Alberta. Mr. McMillan cannot have better luck  than he deserves, for he is a good man in any  country. -  It has got to be generally understood in this  section that unless the aid of a certain clique is  obtained, no favors, to say nothing of blind jus- -  tice, can be obtained at the land office in Victoria. Somehow7, applicants who are Englishmen born hold the age over applicants who are  British subjects but happen to be Canadian born.  Within a week 2"of the large panes of glass in  the front windows of the Nelson house were  broke by someone leaning against them. The  proprietors of that hotel think it passing strange  that as long as the  glass in the windows re-  .mained'vplain  no  one should think of leaning  against them, but once the glass is artistically  lettered that they should be so desirable leaning  .. places.:  The owners of several mineral claims southeast of Nelson would like to know7 why parties  at Nelson were allowed to purchase land covering these mineral claim's; all the more so after  vigorous protests had been sent in against allowing the purchases. Perhaps surveyor-general Gore will rise and explain.  Allan Lean reports that the lime burned by his  firm near Crawford's bay will be ready for delivery next week. He already has contracts to  plaster a dozen buildings at Pilot. Bay and  Nelson. ..  A party made up of Hugh McRae, Pat Noo-  nan, Jim Gray, Arthur Dick, and Bill Houston  left Nelson for Slocan lake on Tuesday, intending  to go up Slocan river in boats. They go into  that country to find out for themselves what  there's in it.  '".' '  "..'/'!'"' .,."������������������'������������������'.'".'.!." ."' "?\.  The only sale of Nelson dirt reported during  the week was lots 13 and 14, block 16, by Ho us-  to11 & Ink t(ir Angus McIn tyre; considerat ion  $425.   ���������"''���������.-���������:  Someone must have a grudge against the fire  company, for no other, reagon can be assigned  for the willful cutting of. hose that happened to  be left outside the hose-house the other night.  A little British justice sternly administered  should be ineted out to the party who did the  cutting.  M. J. Brown and R. E. Lemon left for th out-  si de o n T h u rsd ay* Th e f o r in er goes to br i n g i n  furniture for the Tecumseh house and the latter  to bring in the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway.  VEGETABLES!  Cabbage, potatoes, carrots,   turnips,   parsnips.   Prices,  delivered at wharf, furnished on application.  ?4  February 20th, 1892.  AMBROSE MORGAN, Nelson.  Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  Clothing, and Gents' Furnishings.  Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT.���������Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. AGENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest iErated Water  Co.; G-ooderham & Worts' Whisky.  TErLErPIEIOISI-IE]   s.

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