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The Miner May 7, 1892

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 S3asaflM������������_B_S____E_!  ���������<$  ���������V.-  Thc Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  The Ores are  High-Oracle in Ciolil,  Silver, Copper,  an������l Lead.  NUMBEE 97.  NELSON,   BEITISE   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   MAY 7,   1892.  $_ A YEAE  THE   MOST    RECENT    MLXEKAL    ACT.  The new Mineral act, or rather the old one as  amended, has received the assent of the lieutenant-governor, and is now in force.  Sec. 11 of the act, as amended, limits the free  miner's right to cut timber to "such timber as  "may be required for the purposes of the claim or  claims worked by him alone, or by him in partnership with another or,others."  Sec. 14 and 15 have been repealed, and are replaced by the following to which careful attention should be given  by every prospector:���������  " 14.    Any  free   miner  desiring  to  locate  a  mineral claim shall, subject to the provisions of  this act, with respect to land which may be used  for mining, enter upon the same and locate a  plot of ground, where possible not exceeding  1500 feet in length by 1500 feet in breadth, in a  rectangular form, that is to say, all the angles  shall be light angles, but the lines need not  necessarilv he meridional. In defining the size  of a mineral 'claim it shall be measured horizontally, irrespective of inequalities on tlie ������ur_<i_e  of the ground.  " 15. A mineral claim shall be marked by 2  posts, each post being at least 4 inches square  and 4 feet above the surface of the ground. The  posts shall be numbered 1 and 2, and upon each  post shall be written the name given to (he  mineral claim, the date of the location and the  name of the locator. Upon number 1 post there  shall be written, in addition to the foregoing,  'Initial post,' the approximate compass bearing  of number 2 post, and a statement as to whether*  the claim lies to the right or left of the line from  number 1 to number 2. Thus: '(Name of  claim),' '(date),' 'A. B.'s claim,' 'initial post,'  'direction of number 2 northest,' claim lies to  right (or left) of line from number 1 to number  2 post.  " It shall not be lawful to move number 1 post,  neither shall it be lawful to move number 2 post,  except for the correction of distance by the  Provincial Government surveyor. Numbers 1  and 2 posts shall govern the direction of one  side of the claim.  0 " (a.) The owner of a mineral claim shall be  entitled to all minerals which may be within his  claim, buthe shall not be entitled to mine outside the boundary lines of his claim continued  vertically downwards.  " (6.) This act shall not prejudice the rights  of claim-owners who have located their claims  under former acts.  Sec. 24 is amended to allow work done outside a claim to count as assessment work, provided the G. C. is satisfied it is bona fide development work. This section also now gives partners statutory right to do the assessments for all  on.any one of a group of claims, provided they  file a declaration of their intention with the G. C.  Sec. 25 now reads : " In case of any dispute as  to the title to a mineral claim, priority of record will determine the right, subject to any  question as to the validity of the record, and  subject also to the compliance by the free miner  with the provisions of this act.  Sec. 37 is amended so as to lay more on the  shoulders of an adverse claimant. Such claimant must now, without any demand on the part  of the defendant, ''show with reasonable particularity the nature, boundaries and extent of  such adverse claim."  By sec. 56 the plat of a claim required, when a  certificate of improvements is applied for, must  now be made by an authorised laud surveyor.  These are some of the main changes. A section now entitles the free miner to a copy of the  amended act on payment of 25 cents. If the  government cannot afford to give away copies  of the Mineral act to the men from whom it  takes $5 a year, by way of license, The Miner  can, to those from whom it takes $4 a year for  value received. Next week we intend to publish, as a supplement, a word for word copy of  all the amendments, which  being  cut  up and  pasted into their copies of the old act will save  our subscribers the cost of the new act, and  will be, at the same time of solid use to them,  there being, at present, no copy of the amended  act in the country.  fcOCAL   A\n    PERSONAL.  T. Mulvey was in town the beginning of the  week and has gone out again to boss the Slocan  trail. A bridge over Lemon's creek has been  started and the trail will be completed to the  lake within a week or two.  John Robson is going to London, Eng., shortly  to arrange matters, relating to the crofters and  the Commercial company, between the Imperial  the Provincial governments. The hon. John  will boom British Columbia on the other side.  Jack Watson has been over the trail from  Kaslo. He reports about 3 feet of snow at the  head of the trail, an easy grade for packing to  and from the Noble Five group, but seven miles  of trail still to cut.  Franklin Farrel will spend his summer holiday in the Kootenay country.  Mr. McCune, of the Skyline and Krao, passed  through Nelson this week on his way to Spokane. He has gone out to procure machinery  for his Ainsworth properties.  Mr. Perry left Nelson on Tuesday to survey  the government townsite at Carpenter creek.  It was his opinion that the pioneers of Slocan  Lake who have built on and improved property  at Carpenter creek would receive fair treatment  Irom the government.  Under the formanship of Andy Wallace work  is progressing rapidly onthe wharf which w7ill be  completed within a week or so. On Wednesday  the Nelson made her first landing at the wharf  and unloaded several tons of hay there.  The total output of gold from the Cariboo district, exclusive of Omenica, for 1891, footed up  $195,000. Considerable work will be done there  this summer.  Harold Selous has moved into his new block  on Victoria street. His office on Baker street  has been rented to C. Phillips, who will run a  restaurant and short order house there.  Mr. Mara proposes to ask, in the Dominion  parliament, for a return, showing the number  of voters in the several electoral districts of  British Columbia, and the number of voters in  each polling district.  Twenty-two claims in the Slocan country have  been recorded at Nelson since April 1st. During  the same period there have been 11 locations in  Toad Mountain district.  Mr. Croasdaile is in town for a few days. The  trip to the Silver King is a tough one and the  trout in the lake won't bite. Mr. Croasdaile  must come back when the summer is farther  advanced.  David B. Bogle has been .appointed a notary  public for- the province of British Columbia.  The firm of Perry, Gray & Davis has gone into  an office in the Selous block until the Barnard  block is completed. They are now ready to survey land or mineral claims anywhere in the district.  An assay of ore taken from the stringer,  which the drift on the Silver King cross-cut, a  week or two ago, gives 83 ounces per ton silver,  and 14 per cent, copper.  At. a meeting of the provisional directors of  the Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited, it  was decided to offer 2500 shares of the capital  stock of the company for subscription, the payment to be made as follows : 25 per cent, on  subscription, 25 per cent, on August 1st, 25 per  cent, on November 1st, and 20 per cent, on  February 1st, 1893. The subscription book is  now open at the office of the secretary in G. A.  Bigelow's store. The> contract for building the  dam, flume, and power-house will be awarded  next week. The directors elected John Houston,  president; J. A. Gilker, vice-president; J. Fred.  Hume, treasurer;  and  W. A. Crane, secretary.  KASLO    XOTEft.  John Keen, the resident engineer of the Kaslo-  Kootenay Land  company,   has   been surveying  lots at   Kaslo   for   recent  purchasers'   who  are  about to build. He left Kaslo on Thursday to  superintend the repairing and completion of the  pack trail to the mines.  L. Norquay, the townsite agent, is doing a  brisk business in town lots at Kaslo. A number  of sales have been made during the spring at advancing figures.  The Kaslo hotels are overflowing. Half a  dozen new business buildings are being bull I, as  well as several residences. ;  G. O. Buchanan's lumber- mill at Kaslo is  nearly completed.  A heavy pack train (the first) and 11 men left  Kaslo on Wednesday morning by the trail to  the mines.  One hundred and fifty men are camped between the Kooienay and Bear lakes waiting,  for the snow to go oif the hills.  SLOCAX   NOTES.  The steamer is making rapid strides towards  completion, all the timber's being now in place  and two rows of planks on.  Some 15 men are at work on both ends of the  trail from Nakusp creek, on the lower Arrow  lake, to the head of Slocan lake.  All the trails in the district should be in good  working order- by the time that any serious  prospecting can be done in the mountains, as  there are men at work on the trail from Eldorado  to the mines (which has now been cut as far as  the first forks of Carpenter creek), as well as on  the trail from the railroad track to the outlet.  The latter* party being engaged, at present, in  cutting through the bottom lands about 4 miles  this side of the halfway house.  A snow slide on the Noble Five claim, has, it  is said, laid bare a large bed of  rich ore.  C. fi\ it. Sale of Town Lots.  The C. P. R. unloaded $31,250 worth of town  lots this week.    The  majority  of the  lots sold  were on Baker and Vernon streets, west of  Kootenay street. The rest were on Vernon  street, east of Kootenay and on Lake and Front  streets. Mr. Jowett was the heaviest buyer.  His purchase totalled* $19,900. It is under-stood  he was acting for an outside syndicate. It is  still open for anyone to purchase lots from the  C. P. R. at the scheduled prices ; but any who  wish to build on property they buy will receive  liberal treatment from the company.  It   Isn't   a   Combine   of   CoiiB-.se.  The C. & K. Railway Company and the C. &  K. Steamboat Company have arranged that the  latter shall take all the through freight booked  to points on the lake, the steamboat company  giving reduced rates on such freight. This cuts  out the Galena,'which is not permitted to handle  even goods addressed to the Hendryx smelter  outfit. It is not a question of the Galena's giving ihe same rates; it has not been asked.  There is nothing in the nature of monopoly or  combination here. It is simply a convenient  arrangement advantageous to the best interests  of���������the two par-ties concerned.  To liny  tlie B)an<Iy.  Mr. Croasdaile.'s business in Nelson is said to  have been to acquire control of the Dandy for  the Silver King company. But the owners,  messrs. Esler, Fox & Kelly, ai e not inclined to  part with a property which is showing up so  well as the Dandy is now, at the figure offered.  Claims iteeordetf at Nelson.  Tuesday, May 3rd.���������The Ulverston, on Toad  mountain,  bj^ G. E. R. Ellis.  Wednesday,' May 4th.���������The Puna-hie, situated  1 mile from 49 Creek, S. W. of the Nevada, by  Felix Ruel. THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  MAY 7,   1892.  A    KLIftl*   MAN'S   SBIOT.  I had come down to the ford over the Smoky  Hill fork of the Kansas river to the west of  McPherson, when I observed a white man  mounted on a mule, with his Winchester lying  across his saddle, who was evidently waiting.  His head was inclined- to the front, like one  listening intently, as I rode up he cried out :���������  "Hello, soldier!"       ;;  "Hello to you !"  " This is the White Horse ford."  -,-��������� --"'Yes.",.-"���������.:���������.-.  "There is alone Cottonwood to the left and a  large rock to the right ?"  "Can't you see that there is ? "  "No. 1 have been blind for the last year.  These landmarks used to be here, but I didn't  know what changes might have taken place."  "I rode closer to look into his eyes.    The lids  were closed as if in sleep and had  a   bluish  ap-  ..���������   pearance."    ..      ��������������������������� u   ' '��������� v-0-':"'";'.'���������.������������������.'  " The flame of a coward's gun did it !" he  observed as he dismounted. "Will you lead me  to the rock ? Ah, I'm all right now I Never  mind the mule���������he vvon't stray. Opposite me  on the other side is a dead cot ton wood,with  one side of it blackened by fire."  ';,: ".Yes." ���������; "  " Now, look to the east over the trail running  along the opposite side of the bank, arid^tell me  if you see anybody."  " Yes, I do. About three miles up is a man  coming on horseback."  "Thank you.    I am in time.    Sorry to bother  you, but if you  were  blind  I'd  do as much for  you.    As soon as you can make out the color of  ���������the horse tell me what it is."  ������������������������������������������������������Q " It is a bay," I aaiswered him   as   the horseman came nearer.  " Is he riding fast ?"  :  '"Yes.";' '-;--,-:'0  " Does he wear a black felt sombrero? "  " No ; a white one."  " Ah, that's good. Now. then, please keep  quiet!  He stood behind the rock with his rifle in his  hands and bent his head to the east to listen.  From the smile on his face I think he heard the  footsteps of the coming horse while yet a mile  away. The river was only a few yards wide at  that point, with a wagon road running along  the other bank east and west. Only the one  man was in sight.  " He's coming fast," observed the blind man.  " Yes, at a gallop."  ���������'Now he's passing the  twin  cotton woods !"  " Yes."  " Now he's at the curve where the waters  of  the spring run down ?",  " Yes."  "Now  he's on   the   straight  stretch to  the  ford?"  "Yes."  " Bay horse, white felt sombrero, long black  hair and bushy, black whiskers ?"  ��������� "Yes."'  "Good! I can't miss him."  Up went his rifle, pointed straight at the dead  Cottonwood opposite. The big rock hid us from  sight of the flying horseman as he drew nearer;  but he did not appear to be looking around him.  He was leaning forward in his saddle and gazing straight ahead. I did not realise the situation until too late to interfere. Had I been told  in plain words what the blind man was there  fori should not have put forth a hand. He  would have turned on me and killed me off hand  had I meddled. For two or three seconds the  rock hid the horseman. Then he shot out into  view from the western face. The blind man  had been holding his rifle to his face for 10  seconds. He could not see the.sights, but it was  the natural way. His hearing served him as  well as my vision. On the instant that the rider  was in line opposite he fired, and the man threw  up his arms, lurched right and left, and finally  pitched headlong to the earth.  " Will you kindly cross over and see if he is  dead ?" asked the blind man as he lowered his  rifle.  I mounted and forded the stream. The man  lay on his back, arms outstretched and his hat  30 feet away. His eyes were shut and his jaw  falling. From his right side the blood was pouring out on the sunburnt crust, while his right  hand clinched the barrel of his rifle with a death  grip.    I rode back and said that he was dead.  THE JOHN DOTY ENGINE COMPANY, LTD.  OF  TOBONTO,   OInTTABIO.  MANUPACTUEEES OP ALL DESCEIPTIONS OP MAEINE AND STATIONAEY  ISritish Columbia Branch :   52������ 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  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.  "Thanks���������many thanks ! "  replied the blind  man.    "The  boys  routed   him  out  above this  morning, and I  was sure he  would  pass this  way-" -��������� ���������  ''Who was he?"  "The coward who blinded me! Will you  please lead ine up my mule? Ah, here he is! I  can get along nicely now. Good day to you, sir;  and I repeat that I am much obliged���������very much  obliged/sir."  And he road off'to the east and left me sitting  on my horse and staring after him and wondering if I had dreamed it all.  ANGUS McINTYEE,  LANDSCAPE  PHOTOGRAPHERS.  Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.   Also, always  on hand a stock of  MIEEOES, PICTURE MOLDINGS,  STEEL EN-  GEAVINGS, ETCHINGS, AND PH0T0-  GEAVUEES,  WEST I5AKEB6   STKEET, ..KELSON,  B. C.  KER & WELL  l*ostoffiec Store,  Nelson, IS. C.  PROPRIETOR OF THE  PIO-TEEB  RAL and STA  Corner ISlufF and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.     '.-  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack ani-  , mals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PAGE ANIMAIS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.     ^  WILL   00NTEA0T TO OAEEY PASSENGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood lor Sale.  W. J.   WILSON.  WILSON  W. PERDUE.  PERDUE,  PROPRIETORS OF  AND GENTS' PURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  PATENT  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CSGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY  Furniture and Pianos  NELSON AND AINSWOETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Nelson   Office   and   Market,   11  East   Baker  Street.  Ainsworth   Market,  Spragise   Street.  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and H&evelstoke,  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. _ Houston <& Ink ISaiiEding, Josephine Street.  NELSON  & Feed  LLJASVJ   WIL  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND GRAIN FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street   Office with Wilson & Perdue. THE   MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,   SATUEDAY, MAY  7,   1892.  Will open with a complete  stock of Builder's, Shelf, and  Heavy Hardware, Iron,   Steel, Nails, Doors,  m Oils, Glass, etc.   Miner's Tools a specialty.   Full lines in every department.  Cor. Baker and Josepy^  anager.  NEW    MEN    NEW," MANNERS.  (������������������  At a meeting .held  in  The Miner office on  Sja.turday evening Inst the appended rules were  drawn   up  for  the  guidance of   the new   proprietors :������������������      a  EDITORS.;' '  1. Editors are expected to work from 12 to  half-past, every other "Wednesday;  2. Editors who prefer to work: iiv their shirt  sleeves" will please wear the silk-emhroidered  suspenders pr-ovided by the office.  ���������' 3. Each editor will be provided with a skilled  typewriter and stenographer, blonde or brunette, as may be preferred.  4. Editors are expected to be uniformly polite  and courteous to the office boy.  5. Colored servants in livery -will be provided  to save editors the manual labor of placing rejected manuscript in the waste-paper basket.  6. Editorsvvill please not swear at the proofreader.  7. The paste will be scented with heliotrope,  violet or ylaiig-ylang, as may be desired.  COMPOSITORS.  1. It is expected that each compositor will be  a member of at least four labor unions.  2. The rates of pay will be increased as often  as desired.  3. The hours of labor will be diminished every  week.  REPORTERS.  1. Fach reporter will be provided with a  brougham   upholstered   with blue satin.  2. The proprietors will always be glad to receive advice from the reporters with regard to  the policy of the paper.  3. Terrapin and canvass-back duck will not be  served at reporters' desks after A p. in. Champagne and pate-de-foie-gras sa nd which es may  be ordered at all hours.  4. Reporters will not be permitted to accept  free tickets to places of amusement. The office  will provide as many tickets as reporters may  wish for themselves, their friends or relatives.  Bt>xes at the opera must be applied for three  days in advance.  5. All expense accounts will be paid without  question.  6. Reporters will not be expected to appear in  evening dress before 6 p. m., after that hour it  will be obligatory.  7. Any reporter who does not care to work on  an assignment, will please notify the city ediror  with reasonable promptness, so that it may be  given to some One else.  GENERAL RULES.  1. Salaries will be increased the first and fifteenth of every month.  2. Any employee wishing to borrow money  will be cheerfully accommodated by applying at  the business office.  3. Any employee who is not satisfied with the  brand of cigars supplied by the office will oblige  the proprietors by complaining.  All employees are entitled to 10 months vacation. -���������-���������������������������    More  Precious Than  Fine  ttold.  Last week W. Pellew  Harvey,  of Golden, B.  C, received from   Yale   with other samples one  containing some metal mixed with magnetic  iron ore. The sender had no idea what it was,  and asked for its discrimination. A test was  carefully made, resulting in the discovery of a  very rare  combination,   viz.,   native gold amal  gam (mercury and gold combined by nature.)  The assay value of f he sa me was about $187,000  per ton. Little is known as to the extent .of  this find. As far as can be learned this is the  first discovery of such a nature ever made in  Canada, and possibly the record assay. Similar  finds, however, have been made from time to  time in Transylvania, California and Colorado.  This'-metal had recently been passed as of no  value.  Kepreseiitaf fives   sit   Vancouver,..- New   Westminster*.  ��������� and   Victoria.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  . ��������� and. .. .:'���������. '������������������  Insurance Agent,  WEST-ISAKElt STREET,.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC ������������������������������������"���������'  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  .............KELSON,  15. ���������.  REAL ESTATE and MIN  ING INTERESTS in -the  district handled to the  best, advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  C.E.Perry, M.S.Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray,  C.E., P.L.S.  PEREY, G-EAY & DAYYS  CIVIL AND  provincial land surveyors,  notary public, conveyancing.  __"_>_      _____      C_y__?^_ V ____!____,  Late of Swansea.  J_  ASSA1T     OZETIFIO  Mining properties reported on.  Mines bonded and developed.  OFFICES:   Room  4, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria. Next Bank of B. C, Baker street, Nelson.  ERCHANT TAILOR,  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS  ON  DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Fancy "Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds, and Serges.  Spring goods will be in on first boat from Revelstoke.  IPl^IO-ES TO  SUIT T_E_I__] TI3VE_������1S  JOWETT & HAIG-,  Mining Brokers, Real Estate Agents  and Commission Brokers.  NELSON AND REVELSTOKE.  Options and working bonds, on good prospects wanted.  Temporary otlice in McDonald's furniture store.  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  Oince, Victoria, B. C.  Works, Nanaimo, B. C.  POWDER  COMPAIY.  DYNA  MANUFACTURERS OF  _9|__|__i _R___  XE  STING,  ____sr.T_>  SPORTING  POWD  WHOLESALE  DEALERS IN  SAFETY FUSE, DETONATORS,  ELE0TEI0 BLASTING APPAEATUS.  Will open a branch office and magazine at Nelson on or  about May loth, 18U2.  _E_E_ J~. SCOTT  ___.C_KH._SrT   FOE   33.   O-  TIME   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Go. Ld.  Are now Running their Steamers on Kootenay  Lake and Columbia River as follows:  The fast and elegant STEAMER NELSON will  leave Nelson at 4 A. M. on Monday and rl hursday for Bonner's Ferry, calling'at'Ainsworth and Pilot Bay, arriving  at Bonner's Ferry the same evening. Returning, leaves  Bonner's Ferry at 4 A. M. on Tuesdays and Fridays, calling  at way ports and readies Nelson the same evening.  FOR KASLO CITY and way ports leaves Nelson at 8 A.  M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, returning the same day.  LITTLB.    E^AIJJ^    ROUTE:  The fast STEAMER COLUMBIA leaves Robson  daily, except Sundays, at 4 a. in., making close connection  through to Spokane via the Little Dalles.  ItEVELStOKE:    ItOHTK:  The STEAMER LYTTOfM leaves Robson for Revelstoke at 5) p. m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays,-and Saturdays,  making connection with C. 1\ R. trains for east and west.  ?our Trading Co.  BALFOUR, B. C.  AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS.  A complete stock of merchandise and miners'supplies constantly on hand.    We make a specially of English  goods of direct importation.  We have several very desirable lots in Balfour for sale.  ������������_gf������������������_g������^ THE  MINEE:   .'NELSON,. B. ^0.,   SATUEDAY.  MAT  7,   1892.  ii^_snp.;'.';" 33DB_p____s,_r__E_������]_sr_7;  isr-EXjSoisr.  This Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms.  FOR PARTICULARS APPLY    -    -    F.   FLETCHER,  LAND  COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. C.  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 less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  Weight is not  given  $1 will be  charged.   Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Letters to the'Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc.,  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.  EI>IT*������H1A&    REMAKKS.  The Miner; since its first Dumber, has had no  political, or other sort of plum in its mouth to  hinder its plain speaking. Its founders have  never allowed self-interest to prevent their  blaming what they thought to be wrong, or  praising what was right. No matter whom or  what they discussed, exactly what they thought,  they said, and what they said they thought.  It is on such lines as these that a paper intended for miners, prospectors and men, should  be run ; that The Miner has been run on these  lines and has been so great a success, is proof  positive (if proof of so obvious a fact be needed)  that this is the proper course to pursue.  It is not our intention to try to please everyone; to do so we would have to keep silent on  many subjects, which, in our opinion, for the  welfare of the district, ought to be spoken  of clearlv and distinctive either in blame or in  praise.   For two greenhorns to continue the success  of a papei', which has had the benefit of so  much experience and sterling worth, will be no  easy task, we never expected that it would be;  but if an earnest desire for the advancement of  the country and a great faith in its capabilities  be factors in the prosperity of a paper, then the  circulation of Tile Miner will not decrease.  We have appointed correspondents and established agencies at every point of importance  on Kootenay lake? and in the Slocan country,  and when these get into working order, as will  soon beThe case, every event of interest will  find mention in our pages.  " 'Tis not in mortals to command success,  But we'll do more���������deserve it."  We hear by wire'from the east that the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway has been refused  a charter,���������what truth there may be in  the re  port we do not know,���������but from Victoria we  hear on'good authority, that at its last sitting  the provincial legislature threw out every bill  in which the C. P. R. was interested. It is possible, of course, that neither of these reports  is true, but the mere fact of such rumors being  coupled together and coming from independent  sources, gives an appearance of likelihood to  the whole, and, at the same time, shows the  temper of the people and of the legislature.>  We are in receipt of many inquiries'as-to.  whether it is advisable, at present, for intending prospectors to come into the country. We  can only say in reply that the snow is still lying  low oiithe mountains; and that, taking into consideration the sort of weather which we are now  having, it will be a good month before it will be  possible to prospect with any sort of success.  Wait a bit, when the time comes, we will let  you know about it.    ^ ______  The editor of the Kootenay Star seems to be  quite unable to refrain from casting out hasty  remarks* on the manner in which The Miner is  and has been conducted. The only possible explanation of his conduct is that being quite unable to get out a paper up to the standard of  The Miner, he is consumed wTith envy and  malice, and instead of rustling around to find  news and scrape together a stake large enough  to buy some new type, he sits in solemn silence  in a dull, dark office and utters nonsensical  twaddle, such as his soul delights in.  MULVEY & CLEMENS  OTEL  Accommodation  for  Travelers at the End of the  Slocan Trail.  KOOTENAY  LODGE,  No. 16,  I 0. 0. F.  Meets everv Mondav night at 20 o'clock in Hume's Hall.  Officers: J. rl. Mathcson, N. G., G. W*. Aldous, V. G., W.  Hodson, Treasurer. Visiting members cordially invited  to attend.  P. STIRSKY,  (Formerly of New Westminster) Repairs Watches, Clocks,  and Jewelry in first-class style, and  Guarantees Satisfaction.  STORE No. 2 in SELOUS BLOCK, Corner Victoria  and Stanley Streets.  Nelson Sash, Blind & Door  FACTORY  Store Fixtures and Stair Building a Specialty.  D. McCallum & Co.,    Proprietors.  D.-B. Bogle,  Notary Public.  K. P. Whalley,  Notary Public.  BOGLE & WHALLEY  ESTATE,  SURANCE, AND  INING  BROKERS,  CONVEYANCERS  Lots and Acre Property for Sale in Nelson, Kaslo  and Slocan.  Send for our Map   of   Toad Mountain Mining District.  INER  OFFSCE,   NELSON,  B.  C.  THIS  SPACE  RESERVED  FOR  Merchants Exchange Day  AND  Night Restaurant.  Harold Selous' Late Office, Baker St  C. PHILLIPS, Proprietor.  HALF WAY H0U  SLOCAN   RIVER.  THE   OflLY  STOPPING   PIvACE    <l>ff   SJLOCAM    KIVER  GOOD   ACCOMMODATION FOR  THE   PUBLIC   ON   THEIR   WAY  TO    SLOCAN    LAKE.  The Bar is Stocked with the Best of Liquors and Cigars.  BK0WN & EVANS,    Proprietors.  ZEIOTZEX-.:-    KASLO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  ARCHIE   FLETCHER,  Manager. -���������trhi-HiM���������fclWrt  ���������irtum 11 irimwiwi  THE  MINEE:    ffELSGff,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,   MAY 7/ 1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner.    Notary Public.  Postoffioe Box 69.  S. E. O'OBNER BAKEE A_TDJ0SEPHI_TE STREETS, NELSON, B. 0.  TelejDlione 2_.  Loans negotiated on   Nelson property. Collections made. Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town lots,  lands,  and  mining^ claims handled on commission:  THE   HELM ������ II R-������ KAY . TIB EATJKIC AL   C������ M PA N Y.  On Friday evening this company finished a  week's engagement in Nelson. Their performance of Fanchon was noticed in last week's issue.  On Saturday ''Sqlomon Isaacs, or Queen's Evidence," attracted a large audience to Madden's  hall ; on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, "Hazel  Kirk," "Kathleen Mavourneen," "The-Ticket of  Leave Man," respectively,  were hilled.    It is a  pity that this company could not make, a longer  stay with us, as the grace and beauty of miss  Kate 0DagIeish, the versatility of mr. Charles  Grav, and the all-round cleverness of the com-  pany, provided a very pleasant evening's amusement. The company will, we understand, return to Nelson in the course of a. month or so,  when they will, it is hoped, have a more suitable  place in which to perform than they at present  have. A hall adapted for theatrical shows and  concerts ought to be a paying investment, and  could, be erected at no great cost.  Whether it. was that the stoiv of Bob Brierlv  appealed more directly to the audience who witnessed his sufferings and the courageous efforts  of his devoted wife, or whether it was that the  company pulled better together in The Ticket of  Leave Man true it is that Wednesday evening's  performance seemed  to give more satisfaction  than any of its predecessors (if.we except Kathleen Mavoiirneen).    Miss Kate Dagleish   was in  turn despondent and hopeful, and throughout  womanly,  and   mr.   F.   R.   Armstrong, got the  hang of the Lancashire dialect far better than  one would have expected to hear it in this far  country.    Two clever  bits of   character acting-  were  given   by   miss   Ada.   Wheeler   and   mr.  Charles Gray, as mrs.  Willough by  and  Melter  Moss.    Mr. Louis Belmour, miss Alia Da maris,  inr.   N.   McGregor were all strong in  their respective  parts,   whilst   mr.   Eugene  Kay,    mr.  Silas   Robinson and mr.   Frank   Reuclt did the  very best possible with their somewhat hopeless  roles.    Last evening East Lynn   was given to a  large and appreciative audience, when miss Kate  Dagleish played with much  pathos  the part   of  mrs. Carlisle; mr. Armstrong gave a- manly and  natural  rendering of her ill-used husband; mr.  McGregor, as the bad, bold sir Francis Levison  made a polished villain;. mr. Gray as the old family butler, had a- part to play which did not give  his great talents sufficient scope; miss Ella Dam-  aris  showed  her  versatility   by   playing,   in   a  charmingly  sympathetic  manner,   the  part  of  Barbara Hare.    The rest of tlie  company were  all first-class in their respective parts.  Locomoti ve engineers  are,  Tom i!yph<*r\s  Ei.j������-Sb_o.  as a class, said to  be superstitious, but J. M. Pinckney, an engineer known to almost every Brotherhood man,  is an exception to the ride; He has never been  able to believe the different stories of apparitions suddenly appearing on the track ; but he  had an experience last Sunday night on the  Northern Pacific east-bound overland, that made  his hair stand on end.  By the courtesy of the engineer, also a Brotherhood man, mi-. Pinckney was riding on the  engine. They were recounting experiences, and  the fireman, who was a green hand, was getting  very nervous as he listened to the tales of wrecks  and disasters, the horror of which were graphically described by the veteran engineers.  The night was clear  and   the  rays from the  headlight flashed along the track, and although  they were interested in spinning yarns, a sharp  lookout was kept, for they were rapidly nearing  Eagle Gorge, in the Cascades, the scenes of so  many disasters and the place which is said to be  the most dangerous on the 2500 miles of road.  The engineer was relating a story, and was just  coming to the climax, when he suddenly grasped  the throttle and in a moment had "thrown her  oyer;" that is, reversed the engine. The air  brakes were applied and the train"'/brought to a  standstill within a few feet of the place '/where  engineer Cypher met his death 2 years ago. By  this time the passengers had become curious as  to what was the matter, and all sorts of questions  were asked the trainmen. The engineer made  an excuse that some of the machinery was loose,  and in a few.minutes, the train was speeding on  to her destination.  " What made you stop back there ? " asked  Pinckney. "I heard your excuse, but I have  run too long oh" the road not to know that vour  excuse is not the truth."  His question was answered by the engineer  pointing ahead, andsaying excitedly :���������  " There !    Look there!    Don't you see it?"  "Looking out of the cab window," said mr.  Pincknev, k,I saw about 400 vaids ahead of us  the headlight of a locomotive."  " Stop the train," I cried, reaching for the  lever.  "'Oh, it's nothing. It's what I saw back at  the gorge. It's Tom Cypher's engine, No. 33.  There's no danger of a collision. The man who  is running that engine ahead of us can run.it  faster backward than lean run this one forward.  Have I seen it before? Yes, 20 times. Every  engineer, on the road knows that engine, and  he's always watching for it when he gets to the  gorge.'  " The engine ahead of us was running silently,  but smoke was puffing from the stack, and the  headlight threw out rays of red, green and white  light. It kept a short distance ahead of us for  ��������� several.miles and then for a moment we saw a  figure on the pilot. Then the engine rounded a  curve and we did not see it again. We ran by  a little station, and at the next, when the operator warned us to keep well back from a wild engine that was ahead. The engineer said nothing. He was not afraid of a collision. Just to  satisfy mv own mind on the matter I sent a. tele-  grain to the engine wiper at Sprague, asking  him if No. 33 was in. I received a. reply stating  that No. 33 had just come in and that her coal  was exhausted and her boxes burned out. I suppose you'll be inclined to laugh at the story, but  just ask any of the boys, although many of them  won't talk about it. I should not myself if I  were running on the road, it's unlucky to do so."  It is commonly believed by Northern Pacific  engineers that Thomas Cypher'sspirit still hovers  near Eagle'Gorge.  A   Strange    Accident.  " I understand," remarked the polite reporter  to the manager of the C. & K. Railway, "that  there was an accident on yourrailway last evening."  " Indeed.    Do you know anything about it ?"  " Only that it happened to the train which  was due here at 10:30."  " That train came in to the minute, sir, said  the manager firmly.  " Are you sure of that?"  " Of course I am."  " Thanks. That must have been the accident  referred to," and the reporter dodged out safely.  cl  "W"-   busk:  Assoc. M. Inst. O. E., M. Can. Soc. O. E. D  PROVINCIAL^- LAND -!~ SURVEYOR,  BALFOUR.    IB-    O.  Telephone Connection. "  Oorbould, McOoll, Wilson & Elliot,  Barristers, Solicitors, etc.  OFFICE, Lately Occupied by Bogle & Whalley,  Vernon  Street, Nelson, B. C.  CAPITAL (all paid np>, $13,000,000  ���������  It2_S I * ��������� ��������� ���������  Sir DONALD A. SMITH   Hon.   GEO, A. DRUMMOND,  E. S. CLOUSTON,.......: *  0,000,000   President   Vice-President  ..General Manager  Kelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  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  - c  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������000,000   .    $.'1,000,0410  (With power to increase.)  ibeh:$i.icvi. fij\i������, ������230,000    .   .     1,100,000  33 :r,____ zlst o :h: IE s =  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NcwWi stminstcr,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 00 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.  OIFIEIISr   POE   _3XTSIlsr__]SS-  This bank is now open for business.   Temporary office in  J. Fred Hume's store, East. Vernon street.  s_^_^ri3src3-s iD____p_^i?,T_yn__]_srT-  Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits.  : * 6  THE   MI_TEE:.'    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   MAY  7,   1892.  ONE   HUNDRED    YEARS   A������������.  On the 30th April jvist 100 years ago H. M. S.  Discovery, captaill Vancouver, sailed slowly up  the straits of Juan de Fuca, and tacking in between Race Rocks andfthe shore sailed on a line  for Beacon Hill, Victoria. Soon after came  another and smaller vessel following in her  wake and running close up to the wind outside  the Race. She also turned in, and in the bright  spring morning the two together made a pretty  sight as they came on, with white sails reflect-  ing back the sun and gaily bending to the breeze  that freshened as the ships approached the land.  Captain Vancouver was at this time on his way  to Nootka to demand its surrender from the  Spaniards and only remained long enough to  take sketches of what is now Esquimalf harbor  and the surrounding points and bays, but the  three days occupied in so doing were thoroughly  enjoyed by officers and men who had been at  sea for a bout a year with scarcely a break.  On leaving Victoria t he. great navigator started on his mission, and one day in the following  month reached Nootka Sound, where several  Spanish vessels lay waiting for liim. Here, on  the deck of the Discovery, Spain formally^^ resigned jto^reat Britain all rights and privileges  to the locality, and declared henceforth she had  no jurisdiction there. Amid the firing of cannon Vancouver, with his own hands, ran up the  Union Jack on the flagstaff of the Spanish fort,  and the Indians who crowded round hailed the  glorious red flag as it fluttered out in the wind,  telling them that the reign of cruel mastery and  the yoke of the imperious Castilian were things  of the past. Only a few weeks ago. a visitor to  Nootka was allowed by the Indians to look at 2  Spanish brass cannon, that they prize more  highly than any of their possessions, and which  shine as bright to-day as they did when they  boomed out a sullen salute to the British ensign  100 years ago. V  During Vancouver's coast surveys, he was at  one time off Plumper's Pass. Here he dispatched  a boat's crew, with lieutenant Rogers, along the  coast. They crossed the mouth of the Fraser,  but it was dusk, and they missed the great river,  but went on and landed at Point Grey. When  they returned to the ship the lieutenant told  Vancouver that they had passed through a great  quantity of muddy water, which might well  have proceeded from some large river. So, by  the barest accident, the Fraser river was not  then discovered.  Throughout his books, which he wrote at the  expense of the Crown on his return to England,  in 1794, Vancouver expresses himself as to the  probabilities of the island, and describes the  climate, weather and scenery in several places as  being magnificent. He was a man of great daring and extraordinary scientific skill, and that  he was a magnificent navigator- is proved by the  fact that he passed such a long period of time on  a treacherous and unknown coast without having an accident of anv kind to either of his ves-  sels. Alibis coast surveys were subsequently  verified and found to be perfectly accurate, except on one point. That was that everything  was one degree out, owing to an error in the instruments then used. On his return to England he was greatly honored by his sovereign,  and his services to the world at large will be remembered as long as there exist geographical  societies and kindred institutions.  Not  All   BS<M'i* ������en<l  Skillies.  I't is pretty hard work to get out a newspaper  that will to a moderate degree only, please all  its readers ; but when restrictions are placed on  the editor to the extent that prevails in Turkey,  it must be impossible to publish a paper that  anyone would ever think of reading, unless, indeed, from a severe sense of duty. The Sultan  has recently issued the following instructions  for the g*uidance of newspapermen :���������  1. Give preference to all news regarding the  health of the emperor and his family, the condition of agriculture and progress of industry  and commei ce.  2. No novels must be published that have not  been approved by the minister of education and  guardian of public morals.  3. Long literary and scientific articles must  be   avoided.    The   words,   "To   be  continued,"  inust not be used, as they excite  too  great expectations.  ���������"._. Leadsahd pointed lines must riot be used,  as they produce offensive suppositions and irritations and may be mistaken as equivocations  concerning his imperial majesty.  5. Carefully avoid the names of prominent  people. Should a governor or inferior officeholder be accused of theft, embezzlement, manslaughter or other* crimes, the event must either  be suppressed or represented as not proved.  6. It is absolutely prohibited to publish petitions regarding the abuses of -the administration'.  7. It is not allowed to report attempts of  murder against princes, or riots in foreign countries, the knowledge of such events being not  profitable to our loyal and peaceable people.  8. These new instructions shall not be published in your paper, as it might cause dissatisfied men to pass evil criticisms and remarks concerning them.  To a literary-man," the most cruel of these  rules is number 3. As things at present stand  the man who writes, week bv week, for a news-  paper or periodical, when unable to see how he  is to get his hero or heroine but of a tight place,  has only to insert, "To be continued," and he  hasa week longer to think out the situation. The  statements in rule 4, with regard to leads and  pointed lines, are very true. For instance, the  title of this article might be applied, not only to  his imperial majesty, but to almost anybody or  anything. Rule 5 is a good one, especially if  one should happen to be a governor or inferior  office-holder. Rule 6, however, if put into force  would close up The Miner office in a very short  time, as it is one of the stand-bys of an editor or  a member of the opposition in parliament, when  short of matter to write or speak of, to abuse ;  the government. Number 8 is the wisest rule  of the lot, and the truest.  Tlie <iioo.sc Blonks Biigli.  A mistake that is  very generally made is the  popular phrase,   "Everything  is lovely and the  goose hangs high."  Now, this is entirely wrong.  It should read, "Everything is lovely and the  goose honks high." This saying originated in  the Northern States, where, in rainy, foggy or*  stormy weather it is a well-known fact that the  geese fly low���������skimming along over the very  house tops. In fine and pleasant weather you  will remember that they fly in long strings so  high in the heavens that ..their peculiar cry,  "Honk, honk," can scarcely be heard on the  earth below, hence the old saying that everything is lovely when the goose "honks high,"  and not "hangs high," which is a most nonsensical perversion of the original old New England saying.  c. e. g. brown7l.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 visit will be given in  The Miner.  January 19th, 1892.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a  hotel at Slocan lake, where the Slocan trail joins the lake.  Dated, April 25th, 1892. THOMAS MULVEY.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license  for a hotel at Slocan, near Columbia & Kootenay railway  crossing. P. J. GALLAGHER. '  Dated, April 21st, 181)2.  ~~ NOTICE.  Until a permanent office can be secured, the Nelson  central exchange of the Kootenay Lake Telephone Company will be in G. A. Bigelow's store.  W. A. CRANE, secretary.  Nelson, April 30th, 1892.  NOTICE.  For the present the undersigned will have desk room in  the office of G. A. Bigelow. W. A.-Crane is authorized to  give receipts for money paid on accounts due to them as  former owners of 1 he Miner. HOUSTON & INK.  Nelson, April 50th, 1892.  NOTICE.  By the terms of the sale, all accounts due The Miner  for advertising and .job work, prior to May 1st, arc payable to Houston & Ink. All amounts due for subscription  are payable to Bogle & Whallev.  HOUSTON & INK.  Nelson, April 25th, 1892.        BOGLE & WHALLEY,  The Davies-Sa^ward  Sawmill Compa  PILOT BAY,  KOOTENAY LAKE.  ���������THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  IN  THE  KOOTENAY  LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  WELL-SEASONED   ROUGH   AND  FINISHING   LUMBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  ...-lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at NELSON, -E.-.F. Perry, Agent, and  at AINSWOETH, H. A. Cameron, Agent.  S, 0. Spalding, V Manager.  T-E-Z-ZJ  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  WILL BE BEM0VED ADD REBUILT  at Kaslo  during the summer of 1892. New and improved machinery  will be put in. A drive of choice logs, consisting of white  pine, white spruce, clear cedar, etc., will be brought down  from the Lardeau. The mill will be run at its present site  until the new establishment is ready. An abundant stock  of rough and dressed lumber, shingles,, etc, now on hand.  All orders promptly tilled. Prices and terms will be adjusted to meet any competition.  March loth, 1892. ti,  ������. ''BUCHANAN.  Teetzel & Co.  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS.  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WMOLES.4JLS-;     ffrEALEtftS     IN     ���������1������AKS.      ISAYiWONI*  SEWING    MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  WANTED.  Fifty men to chop cord wood at Kootenay Lake, 8 miles  above Pilot Bay. Apply at Balfour Trading Company's  store, or on the work. , C. N. LA FRANCE.  SALE   OF   GOVERNMENT   LOTS.  Purchasers who have not yet received (heir agreements,  can have them by applying to mr. Daly, manager of the  Bank of British Columbia.  I  ^SlSVi!  mimimmmmmmmm/mmiiim  ^ra____ay__M_������������iigi^^ THE  MINEE:    KELSON,   B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  MAY  7,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.        THOMAS    MADDEN,  NELSON.  B. C. Proprietor.;  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  1? ___! IE      T _<__ _3 I_. IE  te 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, opposite wharf,  '   'NELSON, 16. C. ��������� ���������  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.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  TIHIIEJ  _3___:e,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Raker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Tahle 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   ������&   TRECJILLBJS PKOPKIETOKS  TRAIL.   IS. C.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  Cood TaMe; <ioo������l Reds ; IIyas-���������losc Liquors.  METHODS    OF    FRENCH    WRITERS.  \.  We have recently been treated to some auius  inar information  concerning  the  way in which  the great French authors do, or have done, their  work.    Viet or Hugo, forinsta nee, always wrote.  standing at a high  desk   especially constructed  ���������for him, throwing off sheet after sheet as fast as  he  filled  it,  till he would be quite snowed up  in .-.leaves, of foolscap.    He often rose in the in id-,  die of the night to note down an idea or a verse.  He got up for the day   usually at 6 o'clock, and  would devote 6 or 8 hours per diem to his work.  He made but few corrections, his poems being  thought out complete in his brain before he put  pen to paper.    It is  a  well-known fact that he  indulged in   the  arduous  task  of composition  while traversing the streets of Paris on the top  of an omnibus.    When working out some great  conception he would  spend  hours in this way.  The elder Dumas used to begin work by taking  off his coat.    He would then roll up his shirtsleeves up to the elbows and would seat himself  "fit his writing-table, covering with dizzy velocity  sheet after sheet of blue office paper   with   the  delicate caligraphy, legible as copper plate and  fine as  that of a fashionable  lady,  which had  proved his first bread winner in his early days.  His son also uses blue glazed paper of the largest size, and always writes with a quill pen, several dozens of which are prepared and placed in  neat bundles on  the desk  in   his library.    He  likes, he says, to hear ihe quill  pen  "scream"  on the paper.    His comedies are executed in the  silence and seclusion of the country.    Alphdnse  Daudet spends  whole days at his desk, trying,  in   the  ardor of   composition,   to   distract  his  'thoughts'from   the  tortures  inflicted upon him  by  the  chronic  rheumatism   that has afflicted  him for long years past.    He  is  so  very nearsighted that he writes with his head bent down  close to the paper, almost touching it with his  nose. .;;> .'���������������������������.-���������.;., '.������������������������������������   '  Einile Zola's habits are extremely regular. -He  takes a walk every morning, usuallyleaving his  house, whether at Medan or at Paris,   about   9  o'clock.    He lunches at midday and writes from  1 o'clock till 6, receiving  no   visitors and transacting no business in tneeafternoon.    He has a  particular liking for large and massive pieces of  furniture, so his  writing  table  and his library  chairs are of colossal proportions,   as is also his  inkstand, which is bronze and represents'a lion.  De Musset always wrote  at night, in a room  brilliantly lighted  up  with   lamps and candles.  Sardou receives callers before luncheon, and is  invisible from  1  o'clock  to  dinner time, being  absorbed in writing.    He writes a very minute  hand,   corrects,   changes  and .alters, his   work  continually, and is far from being satisfied with  what he has done, even when it finally leaves  his hand.    He  is an  incomparable stage director for his own plays, and often 'makes on the  margins of   his manuscripts rough sketches of  the scenery and of the  attitudes of the personages that he considers necessary for certain important situations.  George Sand always wrote at night, and when  the fever of composition was   upon her she was  wont to work all night.    There is a story told of  her finishing a novel at 1'o'clock in the morning  and   immediately  taking  up  a fresh   quire  of  paper and writing the first chapter of a new one  before she retired to rest.    Like Victor  Hugo,  Francois Coppee has need of motion when composing his poetry, and works out his ideas while  taking long walks through the streets of Paris.  Guy de Maupassant planned out his novels and  stories while on his yacht, and once returned to  land, he put his matured ideas upon paper with  great rapidity.    Henri Rochefort is an excitable  writer.    He begins his work   always in  a. very  correct costume.     Then, as he proceeds, he will  first tear  off his   coat,   next   his waistcoat, and  then his collar and cravat.    It is fortunate if he  does not ruin his shirt front by pulling it open,  regardlest of buttonholes and studs.  Mow   tlie   Sierra    IiM.iuit.s   Make   ICread.  They make it of acorns.    The shells and inner  skins are carefully peeled off  and the meats are  ground up into a pulp between smooth stones.  Large holes are then dug in the ground to  answer for kettles and thepulp is put in. Water  is poured over it, after being heated to the boiling point, until the whole mass is about the consistency of cream.    A squaw stirs this up care  fully with a fir bough, skimming off any specks  that may float. The mass is then left standing  till the water, is all absorbed by the earth. It is  then carefully .removed, especial pains being  taken to separate it from the soil. It is then  .dried, and When needed for use is mixed with  water and baked before the fire in thin cakes.  Is  Ihe   World ���������oo'Iiiig?  Whilst we are waiting discontentedly for the  full warmth of a������Nelson spring and grumbling  because there is still a suggestion   of winter in  the evening air, England  is experiencing such  weather as has  not  been seen  there since the  English  were a nation.     On  April 16bh,   when  the lanes should have been bright with blossoms, ihey were buried twelve inches deep in  snow, the: springing crops were buried out of  sight and winter reigned supreme in the season  of spring. Railroad travel it seems was impeded, the movementsof ships interfered with,  the Salvation Army shelters in London were  filled to.overflowing, and great hardship caused  amongst the poor."'We begin to wonder whether  it is only that we are growing older, and there-  fore think spring less fair and summers colder  than they were when we were young. Is it not  true that the world is getting-'nearer to its age  of ice, when force shall conquer energy and all  the mass of matter which we call the world shall  have been bound in  fetters of silence bv death.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  rrasT-OLASs nr eveky eespect.  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-BOOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIOARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  JAS. DAWSON B.  PROPRIETORS  _?_3ZE!  etjeop>:e:.a.:dt _>_._^_t_  BROWN & YATES,  PROPRIETORS.  The above house lias been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.    The table is one of the  best in the the town.    The bar keeps the  tine.st brands of liquors and cigars.  HOTE  NELSON.  Hot  and   cold  water;   electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  -JJ VU___1HU___UM_W  iimuimuimmu  li-M^e'E'iimaijTOMm^TMi^MM'.iii^^  m&t&mmMmi&mttM^mmjiiwmrmsi  __man i^i__i_tfi_Msu_wa  mmrmrms-" >��������� 8  THE  MINES:    NELSON,   B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  MAY- 7,   1892.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is fall and complete in every Department,, and the unblic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect G-oods  ,   and compare Prices.  -*.���������*>_--  .-"2.'    ������������������ i-  i.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON,-B. C.  SMALL    i\8i���������ii������ETS    OF    SEWS.  B. H. Lee has heen appointed a notary public  for West Kootenay district.  Mike Dodds has made a great find of galena  on Duck creek. Indications are that ihe Goat  river district will not be left behind this year.  A rock slide took place on the Northern Pacific on Thursday. Consequently no freight arrived in Robson bv Friday's boat from The  Dalles.  The Houston & Ink building is being wired for  electric lights. The Galena Trading company  will be installed in their store in that building  next week.  The steamer Nelson will, from Monday onwards, go to Kaslo and way ports <m Mondays  and Thursdays, and make her trip to Bonner's  Ferry on Tuesdays and.Fridays.  Mi*. Brown of the half way house, reports the  finding of some very rich float near the forks of  Slocan river. Prospectors are eagerly waiting  for the snow to disappear. The ore is grey  copper.  Mr. Mahoney of the Silver King hotel is about  to leave Nelson for  Slocan   Lake.    A������������������ farewell'  ball was given in his honor at ihe Silver King  hotel on Thursday night, and dancing was kept  iip to a late hour.  The bank of British Columbia is now established in its premises in t he .Barnard block, corner  of Stanley and Baker streets. The e^tablish-  jiient in Nelson of such institutions as the batik  of British Columbia and the bank of Montreal isf  an indication and guarantee of Nelson's solidity.  There will be plenty of business for both,  piece of toast to warm him up and comfort him.  If a man is warm and thirst v. there is nothing so  refreshing as a biscuit and a little chopped hay.  And when one is cold and hungry, dry toast is a  great consoler. It reminds one so pleasingly of  the hot tea usually associated with it. Fortified  by the toast, thisenterprising speculator finished  his long vigil, and when the office door opened  at 10 o'clock next morning he was ready, and  got satisfactorily in front of Ihe four other men  who had lounged round after, breakfast.  NOT8CE.  W. H. .Kronon, Great Northern Restaurant, Main Street,  Spokane-, Washington, wishes to know the whereabouts of  Pat Nolan, an oJd Nevada miner.  HOTEL   TO   RENT.  A Superior Hotel, well situated, oh corner of Stanley  and Silica streets, containing large Bar and Dining rooms,  usual oflioes and Bedrooms.   For terms apply to  \V. GESNER ALLAN, Nelson.  APPLICATION   FOR   TIMBER   LEASE.  Notice is hereby'given that 30 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a  license to cut timber -upojiv the governmentfreserve at the  outlet of Slocan lake, consisting of (MO acres more or less.  Real Estate & Mining Broker  Nelson, B. C, May ith, 1S92.  ALFRED   HILL,  Per G. O. B.  He..tiot 'There.  At  the Canadian Pacific Railway company's  sale of town lots in Nelson one of our most recent arrivals, in the way of real estate men, was  determined to get there first.-on Monday morning. He took lijis.blankets and camped in the  passage outside^ inr. Fletcher's office. Nights  are still cold in the mountains and in that particular passage there is an ail-t he-year round  through-draught uiiequalled in British Columbia. He did not sleep niiicli. At 6 o'clock a good  Samaritan  who   was  passing,   procured  hi in   a  DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing^between the undersigned, under thfftrm name of .Johiisoh & Mah(>ney, as  proprietors of the Silver King hotel; at NeNont British Columbia, is dissolved from and after this date; All accounts  due the firm are payable to John Johnson, who will pay all  debts. M. L. MAHONEY,'-:  ������������������Witness:   John Houston. JOHN JOHNSON.  Dated at Nelson, B. C-.,'April 6th, 18I-S2.  ~~ NOTICE  TO  WATER  CONSUMERS.  Section 38 of the bill chartering the Consumers' Waterworks Company, Limited, reads: "If any person being occupant, tenant or inmate of any house, or otherwise' supplied with water from the said waterworks by the company,  sells or disposes of the water thereof, or gives it away, or  permits it to be taken or carried away, or uses it, or applies it to the benefit of others, or to any other than his or  her own use or benefit, or wrongfully neglects or improperly wastes the water, every such person shall on conviction  thereof before any Justice of the Peace, be by such Justice  adjudged and condemned to pay a penalty for every such  offence not exceeding $25," etc. From and after this date  the above section will be strictly enforced,  HUME, INK  & CO.,  For the Consumers' Waterworks  Nelson, May 4th, 1802. Company, Limited.  <   WILL   SELL  BY   PRIVATE   TREATY   ON  Monday, 16th May,  1892,  $50 FOE INSIDE, C0ENEES $75  FIRST   COME   FIRST   SERVED  Slocan City, at the part of .Slocan. Lake at the End  of the G-oyernment Trail and  AT  COMMENCEMENT  ���������OIF1   STi  Is the Softest Snap in the Slocan Country.   The  only property on Slocan Lake with  OXJ_Ei]_A._R   TITLE.  "Vvr_E_i:OXJ_EIS.A.X___r!���������  _?__.rJ___i_p_E_:o_srEi s.  [_ ���������. "^i/a. *��������� *  .' "-. 1 "vf.TI���������  ���������*&  * ".Til.*.    "V     '. U*     "T? "i  ..  frv?^ ���������;.;,��������� 'Ji- ���������*& *������������������*  -__.*'���������  -ft"X-1-"-T",,.riJ--'  -r !-  ill J'   ��������� I-*..     ,1  ;������T3���������;: wi-' jyir-.-Twrpr  2"v-|_v T? 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