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The Miner 1890-11-08

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 Ortly Paper  _*r_n_e<l in tlte  Ii.ootes.ay Ijal.e Iff in ���������  inji JtHslricfs.  For  .talcs  of Ssibsci-ipfkm aii������l  _-<ive-'<iK_ng  j    See  EPmirtli  Pai?e.  NUMBEE 21.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   NOVEMBEE   8,   1890.  U A YEAE.  StfCll   I'LA^S-R    GROUSI*    DISdOVKS.El).  Many of tire richest quartz mining districts in  America, owe their discovery to the prospector  for placer.    It was a placer prospector that discovered the famous Oomstoek lode at Virginia  ,   City, Nevada,,    It'was. a. placer prospector that  first uncovered the rich carbonates at.Lead.viile,  (Colorado.    It was placer prospectors on Silver  Bow creek who made the first mineral locations  0      vvhere now stands Butte, Montana, the largest  mining camp in  the world.    It was the placer  prospector,������������������.'.who  fearless of tlie savage Sioux,  that made it, possible for the quartz niining industry to be carried on successfully in the Black  Hills of Dakota.    It was a placer prospector that  discovered the great Tread well mine at Juneau.  Alaska.    It was a placer prospector that blazed  the Way into the Coeur d'Alene country, acouu-  try that numbers its.rich quartz mines in double;  ���������'.���������'.figures.    While searching for placer, in the fall  of   18S6,   the   Hall   puii-ty   discovered  on  Toad  Mountain, 7 miles from Nelson, what"many be-'  liSve to be the richest group of quartz mines on  earth.    'What the Halls searched for in vain has  been found by others":     John Loge, an old-time  placer prospector, who won Id  rather locate 100  feet of ."pay gravel than 10,000 feet of low-grade  quartz  croppings, is  the  lucky  finder.    While  prospecting with Sam  Mc&skill,  they  struck  what   they were in search  of on a  creek that  empties   into   Salmon    river.      The    discovery  ground is not more than 8 miles from the Hall  mines and is easily accessible.    The diggings are  shallow   and   the   gold   coarse.      The  14^ pans  washed yielded bet\yeen :$3. '.and .$4 in igojLfh one  ���������r.  pap  yielding over a dollar's worth.    Mr? Loge  estimates   the  diggings  to  be worth  fully  an  ounce a day to the man.    A  rush  may  be expected to the creek early ___ the spring, as.'there  is plenty of  water* and a   cousiderable area   of  workable   ground.      While  the   output .of  our  placers ..will   never   equal   that  of   our  quartz  mines, the yield from this new creek,-.combined  with that from the hydraulic claims on 49 creek,  will help swell the total output next year up to  a figure with 6 ciphers after it.  A  iio'lil Pi-ope*i-_y  thi.it, .LooJc.-j  Well.  About half a. mile southwest of the  Poorman  mine and mill, and distant less than 7 milesfroin,  Nelson, are 3 claims that promise well. The  one on which considerable work has been done  is called the Wild Cat, the first, extension-north  being named the Catamount and that to the  south the Forest. A tunnel is in on the Wild  Cat about 10 feet, 20 odd feet of the distance being on the ledge. The-width.-of tlie ledge is not  known, as the ��������� hanging-vva-11 only has been  struck. Lying next the hanging-wall is a streak  of decomposed vein inatter rich in free gold.  The gangue is. white-quartz, carrying iron and  copper pyrites and a little galena, giving assays  all the way from .$10 in gold and $8 in silver up  to 10 times these figures.- A half interest in the  Wild Oat has been held under a developing  bond for some time, and the bond, will be taken  up, without doubt. At present men areat work  erecting cabins for winter .quarters. The Wild  Cat; was located in May last and is less than 3  miles from the railroad crossing of tire Kootenay. It is owned by McRae & Keefer---provided  the latter takes up the bond. The Forest is  owned  by John  Lo<>-e and Dan  McDonald and  V <3>  the Oatnmount-by Hugh McRae and partner.  ii_i8cel.af.eoim  5-it. lug. Notes.  "Sandy" Divine claims  that Goat River district is the best one on the lake to p'i'ospect in;  that he and his partners have made some good  finds this fall. Mr. Divine has gone out to  Spoka..ne, but will probably return again this  fall. The owners of the Umatilla, and Uncle  Sam, Nelson's nearest claims, are running a  drift on the ledge both ways from the shaft at a  depth of .40 feet. Local capitalists are taking a  look at the Queen Victoria, a copper' prospect on  the north side of Kootenay river, 12 miles from  Nelson. A gold prospect, named the Sundown,  distant about 4 miles south of Nelson, is the  cause of much discord among its 3 owners. One  of the 3 wants to hold his interest without either  doing, or putting up for, his share of the assessment work. The mining law of the province  should be amended so as to compel such people  to "aide." A number.of mining suits will come  up for trial at the term of county court commencing at Nelson on the 13th, among the number that of the owners of the Evening against  the owner's of the Toughnut, the former claiming part of the surface, ground of the latter.,  MRSmil   MATIBS6S.- ff.V. ��������� 'liOT   .-$P_-'E_jtiS    _MST__I���������T.  ' The owners of the United have extended the  government road from  the Krao to the United,  a distance of half a mile or so.    The foundation  of   the  Un ited   shaft-house is  completed,   and  the pump and hoist will be placed in position  at once, a/mechanic from Revelstoke being On  the ground to do the work.    The ledge on the  United  has  been  traced, by recent  work,   for  near its entire length, and dr. Campbell, manager of; the  company  that owns the  ground,  believes it a sure-enough mine.  The tunnel being  driven on  the Fourth has  not yet reached the  ledge, the country rOck through which it runs  being    exceptionally    hard.      Foreman . Trew-.  a.rthen, howrever, expects  to tap it by the 15th.  Tom McLeod and Andrew Jardine are doing development .work on  the Neosho, aclaim now  owned by a dozen or more people.    The Neosho  is the claim out of which E. D. Brown expected  to. majke. a million; but one of his many streaks  of bad luck came along at tlie wrong tirne^ and  j   he failed to re-record his" ground.'::-;;The'-;'Upraise:';'  1  on the No. 1 is in 65 feet, the rock being favorable, foreman Whaleu is making a good showing with the men under him.   'Good ore is being  taken  from   one  of   its  prospect shafts.     The.  Krao machinery is being pla;ced in position, dr.  LaBau having charge of the work.    The Skyline  machinery is a.t the end of the wagon road, awaiting the arrival of Joe Wilson's pack train.    Over  at the Blue Bell, on the east side of the lake, dr.  Hendryx has closed down work for the winter,  and there will-be no one, except a watchman, at  that property until spring.  The Cni-eat  _Sa._!  ]*_I__c ��������� ii������f.aj������;ai:ion En������_e������_.  The crew  who jumped  the Hall mines last  winter, and who attempted to  maintain their  rights in the courts at Victoria, have >vith-  dr'a'wn the suit and abandoned all claims to the  property. No better hews could be received at  Nelson, for the future of the whole distract, as  well, as the future of the town, depends in a,  great measure on the speedy development of the  Silver King and Kootenay Bonanza mines,  'While the jumping caused the Halls to lose one-  half, the property, yet, if carefully handled, their  retained interests "will in time make them all  wealthy, as this group of claims is considered  among the'.richest in America.; The ore is of  such a. character-that it is not affected by the  McKinley bill, and if reduction works are' not  erected on the lake, the Ore will readily find a  .market at the smelters in the United States.  Mr. Ramsay, one of the owners associated with  the late mr. Atkins, has returned from England  and is now at Miles City, Montana. He is expected at Nelson this month. When he. arrives, plans will probably be arranged for working the mines on an extensive scale in the near-  future.  _'re.������-ic.s a  C.Jreat Fwifsre .or T!_is i-ouasiis-y.  A gentleman, named Johnson, from Australia  is loeking the lake country over in the interest  of English capitalists. He has formed'a very  high opinion of the merits'.of Hot Springs'district, arid is now7 at Nelson to take a look at the  properties in Toad Mountain district. Mr. Johnson states that thousands of pounds of English  capital,will be invested here next year, and that  one of the large raining camps of America is sure  to be built up some where in the lake country.  Ji\*,OlJ__._^_S*ii     __S.P'J������__T������     fi'-.t-Jhtl     TK.-tiL     ���������T,___i'____.  A number of Trail Creek real (-state and claim  owners arrived in Nelson this week: among  others William Perdue, Alexander Currie, and  Philip Aspinwall. They bring encouraging reports, and all have faith in the outcome of the  district.   ;Hoover & Bordau  are working 0 men  on the Lily May,opening it up so that a large  -force can   be put on in the spring.    They have  built good log houses for a dwelling and a black-  smithshop,     and      burned     charcoal     enough  to  last   them through  the winter.    They have  also brought in   15,000 pounds of supplies from  Spokane Falls. Considerable work has been done  on. Bordau & Morris's Homestake.    The ledge is  15 feet wide and shows good galena.     Several  deals are under way.     Bill Springer'  is out at  Spokane Falls,'-and  has either sold nis claims or  taken in, a partner 'wh oh as money with which  to continuedevelopment w'ork.    E. S. Topping  has been out at '.'Spokane Falls for 3 weeks, negotiating  a  sale.    Harry Sheran has done the  assessment work on  the claims owned by R. E.  Lemon   and himself.     Joseph  Michaud.   Felix  Ruel, and Albert Barrett will put in the winter  working  their, ground,   the   2   former-  leaving  Sproat this week with 2500 pounds of supplies on  a raft;    Cha,rles Harvey, .who is interested with  the Ward boys in claims, took down 1500 pounds  on the same raft.    He will also work all winter.  Charles Drew and "Long" Kelly were a.board  the raft as passengers.    Gay Reader will put in  the winter proving-;tlie','worth of his locations.  George Sheppard and partners will also remain  in  the camp! until spring.      Aleck   Currie   has  built a log house oh his preemption a,t the forks  of the creek, a,bout 5  miles from  the Columbia,  river, and will put in several acres in vegetables  early in 189.1.    About 20,000 pounds of supplies  are at Little Dalles awaiting transshipment, the '  steamer Lytton  having disappointed   the  consignees in not making another trip, after its officers promising faithfully to do so.'  The supplies  will either be brought up by bateaux or- by pack  animals.  A MismulQi'sUimling ai! Ai-omskI.  T. H. Giffin, mining recorder at Nelson, and  John Kirkup, constable at Sproat, returned on  Tuesday from Goat River district. They went  there to investigate the alleged difftculties between the prospectors and the Indians, and  after' hearing both sides, came to the conclusion  that there was a misunderstanding all around-���������  the'Indians not understanding the claims of the  prospectors, and the prospectors not under-,  standing tlie demands of the Indians. The latter* claim that -wha:t they did was not by the  counsel of any vvh it e nia.ii or men, and was entirely within their rights, as they understood  them. .They were counseled by mr. Giffin that  if they intended locating'mineral claims that  they-n.iust. conform with the law, just as white  prospectors do, '-and that if they 'had a grievance  the officials would give then, patient hearing  and fair treatment. The "bad" Indian, who  caused the difficulty, is now packing in supplies  for "Jap" King, the 2 having smoked the pipe  of peace.  <?iJi-S-������-<:.b-s   Wa.S.nm   Two ..-111.1!   a   _2al_'  _-ii.es  of  .\elsofii. '���������'  Work is being'pushed, steadily on the Columbia & Kootenay  railway, Keefer & Co. having  their entire force on tlie south side of the river,  with headquarters 2-h miles below -Nelson. R.  Fitzgerald, who has a sub-contract at the crossing, is also well along with his work. Lack of  timber caused a slight delay on the crib-work of  the Kootenay bridge,' but a ��������� large raft was  towed down on Friday by the Surprise. H. F.  Keefer is still absent at the coast, a.nd it is not-  known here whether or not he has been ordered  to finish the grading to Nelson. D. B. Campbell, the trestle and culvert contractor, has let a  contract for the timber needed for the work on  the south side of the river np to the 2-^-mile  point. THE  MOTEE:    FELSON,  B.  0.V SATUEDAY,  NOVEMBEE 8,  1890.  G-oods  and  Supplies  Deliv^  0-A._6?,_E?,'_Z"   __rXTX__l__   I_iIlSr___13   oie?  LI  D STEEL,.  D Fl  ODS,  Drags and Cigars in stock at Ainsworth.  AINSWORTH, E G., and REYELSTOKE, B. 0.  carry large lines of plain, medium, arid high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from..$6.'50 to.$50.0. Hotels furnished throughout. Office and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire, hair, and wool  mattresses in stock.' Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Bros, pianos and Doherty organs.  MAIN STREET, REVELSTOKE, B.O.  B-EVJE-jSTOS-.., B. ���������.  GEAJTCTEWARE  AND LAMP  GOODS;     ���������  Tin, Copper, and Sheet-Iron Ware Made to Order.  First-class work guaranted.   Particular aftention"paid  to mail orders from mining camps.  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  (Branch store at Donald.)  DRUCtS, patent medicines,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.  OSGARS    AT   WHOLESALE    AMD    RETAIL,  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  .fcjjihav of Society of'���������S_<.',_E_acal Industry  AHiSaoi* of.'**P_-ii������*i<:J-_ OrtfaMicAi-JiSysis,"' o  "The Iron Oi-cis of. the World,-*��������� Klc.,.Etc  Kxycrt. m   the   *'_51i_el������ird"' M_.__.k,  g-  Si-_t.  iVISSSSIMG.  EXPERT   AND'-CHE  NELSON,   B.  C.  REVISED   ASSAY   CHARGES.  Si! ver, G old or Lead   Copper   Silver and Lead...'.'....     Silver, Gold and Lead  ....:....   Silver and Copper..   Silver, Gold and Copper.   Silver and Gold,.....    Three samples for Silver or for Lead  1ST  .$i  .. 2  . 2  . 2  .3  ..  i  ..  2  .  o  50  50  00  00  00  00  00  50  Inter-  Mineral'properties, managed and  reported upon.  ests of non-residents attended to.  W. Bredem.eyer, Pli.  (Late partner of John Mc Vicker's, Salt Lake City)  ASSAYER,  Mining Engineer, and Provincial and U. S. Surveyor.  AGENT FOR   HAND'S   FIREWORKS.  Masonic Temple Slock, Vancouver, B. 0.  RATIOS   FOR  ASSAYING.  Silver, Lead, or Gold. ..$2 00 I Copper,Silverand Gold.$2 50  Zinc or Arsenic  5 00 j Silver or Gold bullion .. 3 00  Silver and Lead or Silver and Gold.   Iron, Lime, Silica or Manganese   Sealed sample for Lead, Silver and Gold.   Sealed sample for Copper, Silver and Gold   Lead bullion, for Silver and Gold    2 00  Assays from Ivootenay district promptly attended to.  MakesVeports on and surveys and maps of mines. Thirty  years experience ; speaks 10 languages.   Terms, cash.  2 00  5 00  I 00  5 00  THE   MINERAL'   ACT   OF ..KlMT'lS-l"   COM'JMJREA;.  The.Miner of August 9th and 16th contained  Parts I and H of the "jMarreral Act," along with  notes by a gentleman well'posted on the subject.  Below will be found Part III, which contains  the sections regarding registration of claims and  free miner's general rights.  PART III.'.'; '���������������������������..'  REGISTRATION   Off   CLAIMS   AND   FREE   MINER'S  GENERAL RIGHTS.  _1. Every free miner locating a mining claim or mineral  claim mustrecord the same -with the gold commissioner or  mining recorder of the district within which the same is  situated within 3 days after the location thereof, if located  within 10 miles of the oflice of the said gold commissioner  or .''mining recorder. One additional day shall be allowed  for such record for every additional 10 miles, or fraction  thereof. Such record shall be made in a book to be kept  for the purpose, in which shall be inserted the name of  the claim, the name of each locator, the number of his  certificate, the locality of the mine, the date of his recording the same, and such other matters as may be deemed  requisite by the gold commissioner or mining recorder.  The essentials of a record are: 1. Name of  claim. 2. Name of each locator. 3. The number of each locator's miner's certificate. 4. Locality of mine. 5. Date of record. 6. The  'record to be made in the office of the recorder  for the mining division in which the claim is  situate. (See section 42, b, a). It should be  noted that the onus of seeing that the record is  in accordance, with the act is on the miner and  not on the recorder. . The act reads "Every free  miner, etc., must record." As a. matter of fact  the recorder always makes the record, but in  doing so he is merely the agent for the miner.  A record not fulfilling the requirements of the  above section is virtually no record. A mineral  claim, like all mining claims, has to be recorded  annually. (Section 46). The miner should see  that the re-record contains the same essentials  as an original record, but it is open to dispute  whether this is absolutely necessary. The number Of the certificate to be inserted in a re-record  would be the number for the current year and  not the number on the original record. The  object of the number of the certificate being inserted in records and re-records would seem to  be to cause the mmei.% when recording or rerecording, to produce his miner's certificate.  2. If a free miner, or any person applying for a free1'  miner's license, makes application at.'tlie recorder's office  during his absence, and leaves the fee required by this act  with the officer in charge of said office, he shall he entitled,  to'havc a license or record from that date. 1881, c. 10, s. 27;  1888, c. 31, s. 12. ���������  At the end of the first line of this subsection the -words ''or record" are evidently  inadvertently omitted.  -12. The lieutenant-govcrnor-in-council may appoint any  person to be a mining recorder in and for any part of the  province, for the purpose of issuing free miners' certificates  and entering mining records; and the certificates and records issued and made by such recorder shall be as valid  as if issued and made by a gold commissioner. Every  mining recorder shall forward to the gold commissioner,  if any, of the district within which the mining recorder  shall discharge his duties, the transcripts of the records  made by the mining recorder, as soon as practicably may  be atter the making of the same. 1881, c. 10, s. IU; 1887,  c. 22, s. 2.  12a. It shall be lawful for the lieutenant-govemor-in-  council to divide any district into mining divisions, or to  portion off any part of a district as a mining division,  and to establish in such mining division an oliice for recording and registering certiiicates, records, documents, or  other instruments affecting mines, claims, or mining property situate within such mining division, and to appoint  a fit and proper person to perform the duties of mining recorder in such oflice.   1890, c. 31, s. 1.  12b. Upon tlie establishment ;of a mining division, and  the opening of a recording office therein under the authority of the last preceding section:��������� :'���������.;  (a.) Such otlice, and none orbor, shall be the proper oflice  for registering ainl recording all claims, records, certificates, documents, or other instruments affecting mines,  claims, or mining property situate within such mining division, and whenever, by the" Mineral Act," or any act  amending the same, any act or thing is required to be  done at or in the oflice of the gold commissioner of tlie district, such act or thing shall, if the same affects or concerns  any claim, mine, or mining property situate within a mining division, be done at or in the office of the miningEace-���������  corder of the mining division wherein such mine, cdainr*br  .'other mineral property is situate.  A record maele in any but the proper- office for  the'ruining division in which the claim is situate  is no record.    Miners should, therefore, be ex*.-  ',. tremely careful in ascertaining in which division  their claims lie. .--���������'   >  (b.) A transcript of all records, certificates, documents,  or other instruments', affecting mines, claims, or mining  property situate in such mining division, shall be sent to  the recorder of such mining division, and shall be kept in  such office as part of the records of such oflice, and all  transcripts of such records, certificates, documents, or  other instruments shall prima facie be deemed to be true  copies of the several records, certiiicates, documents, or  other instruments of which they purport to be transcripts;  and such transcripts, or copies thereof, when certified by  the gold commissioner of the district, or by the recorder of  the 'mining division in whose office they are kept, shall be  admissible in evidence in all courts of judicature in this ;  province.  (c). It shall not be necessary for the mining recorder  of a mining division to forward to the gold commissioner  transcripts of the records made by such mining recorder  affecting mines, claims or mining property situate in such  mining division.  Reading this sub-section with section 42 it  would appear that when a district, is not subdivided into mining divisions the recorder must-  send transcripts of the records to the gold commissioner, as required by section 42. But when  the district is subdivided, and the recorder is the  recorder for a division, then by this sub-section  he is relieved of this duty. .  13. Where auriferous land is discovered in a part of the  province so situated that the provisions of this act as to free  miner's'certificates and records of mining property cannot  be justly applied or enforced, by reason of there being no  gold commissioner of mining recorder in the locality, it  shall be lawful for the miners of such locality to hold  meetings at such times and. places as may be agreed upon,  and at such meetings, by a two-thirds vote, to make.rules  consistent with this act for their good government, and to  appoint one of their number to issue free miner's certificates and to enter records of mining property; and such  certificates and records shall bo valid notwithstanding any  informality therein. *  11. The gold commissioner or mining recorder may require any miner applying to record a claim tofproduce his  certificate, and.upon non-production thereof to refuse to  record such claim or any interest therein.  15. Every free miner or company, of free miners may record his or their claim or set of claims in one record on payment of two dollars and fifty cents; and every "leave of absence" may contain all the interests exempted from representation. 'I wo dollars and fifty cents shall be charged  for such "leave of absence" and for any bill of sale or other  ���������document or.matter recorded.  [This section, except that portion which declares that tlie  sum of two dollars and fifty cents shall be charged for  ''recording any claim, bill of sale, or other instrument, is inapplicable to* mineral claim's].  The effect of the first part of this section, being declared to, be inapplicable to mineral claims,  is that there must be a separate record for each  mineral claim. Elsewhere in these notes it has  been submitted thus: There is nothing in the  act to prevent a firm from holding a mineral  claim for each partner, on the same ledge and in  the firm's name, but it is quite clear that there  must be a separate record for each claim. It  would also appear to be necessary that each  record should give the names of the pa-rtners  and the numbers of each of their miner's certifi- THE MIKEE: KELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, NOVEMBEE 8, 1890.  cates and, of course, comply with all the other  requirements of section 41.  .46. All claims, not being real estate, must be re-recorded  annually; but any free miner may record his claim for "a.  period of 2 or more years, upon payment of. $2.50 for each  year included in such record.    1881; c. 10, s. 29.  See section 41 and notes thereto.    Also notes  to section 54.  17. The books of record shall'l during reasonable hours,  be open to public inspection free of charge.   1881, c. 10, s. 35.  18. Every copy of, or extract from, any record in the said  books, certified to be a true copy or extract by the gold,  commissioner or mining recorder, shall be received in any  court as evidence of the matters therein contained, and  the sura of 50 cents .shall be charged for each copy or extract so certified.    1881, c. 10, s. 30.  19. Every bill of sale of a mining interest, or of any  fraction thereof, shall be recorded within the time prescribed for recording preemption claims; and if any owner  of such bill of .sale shall wilfully neglect or refuse so to do,  he shall be liable,,to such fine, not exceeding $50, as any  gold commissioner may order.    1881, c. 10, s. 37.  n-P-reernption claims must Vie recorded within 3  clays after the location thereof if located within  10 rniles of the office of the said gold coram is-'  sioner* or mining recorder.    One additional clay  shall be allowed for every additional 10".miles"or  fraction thereof.    (Sec4 section  41).    The  bill of  sale does not become void for want of recording.  The penalty for not recording is a fine. ,Sections  50 and 51 appear to mean that af document shall  not have  any  effect   until  recorded, and   shall  speak from the date of record if not recorded in ������  the   allotted   time.      There   appears  to  he no  reason why a document should not be recorded,  although the time allowed under section 49 has  expired.  50. In case of any dispute, <the title to claims will be  recognized according to the priority of their registration,  subjecttd any question as to the validity of the record itself, and subject further.fo the terms, conditions, and privileges contained in section 11 of this act.    1881, c. 10, s. 31.  Section 41 provides for time to record after  locating a claim. It would appear that registration should be calculated from the 'date of  staking  in  cases   of   locating  claims   if   made  within the allotted period, and in cases of documents, from the date of the documents, if recorded within the allotted period, and if not so  recorded, then from the date of record.  51. No transfer of any mineral or other claim, or of any interest therein, shall be enforceable unless the same or  some memorandum thereof shall be in writing, signed by  the transferrer, or by his agent authorized in writing, and  registered with the gold commissioner or mining recorder.  1881, c, 10, s. 32. -...���������'���������  52. The transfer of any real estate acquired under the  provisions of the "Gold Mining Amendment Act, 1873,"  or under this or any act relating to minerals other than  coal, shall be in writing, signed by the transferrer or his  agent authorized in writing, and need not be by deed or  under seal.   1881, c. 10, s. 33.  53. Every free miner may sell, mortgage, or dispose of  his claim.  51. The interest of a free miner in his claim shall, save  as to claims held in fee simple, be deemed to be a chattel  interest, equivalent to a lease, for such period as the same  may have been recorded, renewable at the end Thereof,  and subject to the conditions as to forfeiture, working, representation, registration, and otherwise, for the time being in force with respect to claims.  [This section is inapplicable to mineral claims.]  3 The question has frequently been raised but  never, in the writer's experience, been judicially  decided, whether a lapse between the expiration  of a record and the re-recording of a claim constitutes a. flaw in the title to such claim.   Should  the  claim   be "jumped" before  such  re-record  there can  be little doubt but that the original  claim-holder would dose his claim, but the question we wish to consider is, what would be the  effect of the claim  being jumped after such rerecord.    Section   54 unfortunately  only applies  to mining claims.   It seems necessary, however,  to consider its effect in order to arrive at a true  solution  of  the  above question   as   to   mineral  claims.      This   section   declares   that   "a,   free  miner's claim shall    *    *'   *    be equivalent to a  lease for such period as the same may have been  recorded,   renewable  at the  end   thereof."    It  would   seem,   therefore,   as   to   mining   claims,  only necessary to determine the position of a  lessee, whose lease  has  expired and in   whose  lease there is a condition of renewal.  The following decision appears to settle this  point beyond question : A agreed to let premises to B for 3 years, and at the expiration of  that term to grant him a lease for an extended  term. Three years having expired, B continued to hold on for 4 years without asking for a  lease. He then required a lease. Held that  B's option had not determined and that he was  entitled to the extention of the term. Moss v.  Barton, L. R. Eq. 474.  A lapse, therefore, would not constitute a flaw  in the title to a mining claim.  As to mineral claims, however, it has been  specially enacted that, this section is inapplicable. It may be well argued, therefore, that,  as to mineral claims, the above deductions cannot apply and that suchVa, lapse would constitute  a fiavv in the title. The writer is by no means  satisfied as to the true construction of the act  on this point.     '���������'���������''';"  55. Every free miner shall, during the continuance of his  certificate, have the exclusive right of entry upon his own  claim, for the miner-like working thereof, and the con-  ",. struction of a residence thereon, and shall be entitled exclusively to all the proceeds realized therefrom : Provided  that bis claim be duly registered and faithfully and not  colourably "worked : _Jroviclqd, also, that-the gold commissioner may, upon application made to him, allow adjacent  claim-holders such right of entry thereon as may be absolutely necessary for the working of their claims, and upon  such terms as may to him seem reasonable.  1881, c. 10, s. 10.  5(5. In addition to the above rights, every registered free  miner shall be entitled to the use of so much of the��������� water  naturally flowing through or past his claim, and not already lawfully appropriated, as shall, in the opinion of the  court having jurisdiction in mining disputes, be necessary  for the due working thereof.   1881, c. 10, s. 11.  [Sections 57, 58, 59, and GO a.re not applicable to mineral  ,;' claims.]   c .'������������������,. <������������������'":���������/ .'.'���������''./ C  , 61. Where the supply of water is insufficient to work  hydraulic or other claims requiring water to enable them  to be worked, such claims shall be laid over by virtue of  this section during such insufficiency, but no longer, except by leave Of the gold commissioner. /  [Section 62 does notapply to .mineral claims.]  63. Tunnels and shafts shall be considered as belonging  to the claim for the use,of which they are constructed,  and as abandoned or forfeiteed by the abandonment or  forfeiture of the claim itself.  61. Every forfeiture of a claim shall be absolute, any  rule of law or equity to the contrary notwithstanding.  [Section 65 does not apply to mineral claims.]  This section does not apply to mineral claims,  and the act nowhere makes provision for the  case of one member of a firm failing to comply  with the requirements of the act where mineral  claims are owned by the firm.  65. Every free miner, on application to the gold com-,  missioner of the district, shall be entitled to a printed copy  of this act.   ' ���������    ,  .-/;.-��������� MILL' SITES. ���������"*���������:  66a. The lieutenant-governor in council may, upon the  application of a free miner or a. mining company, grant to  such free miner or mining company a lease forsuch period  and upon such terms as the lieutenant-governor shall think  fit, of an area (not, however, to exceed five acres) of unoccupied crown land, not known to contain minerals, to be  used as a site for a quartz mill, concentrators, or for any  other works for reducing ores, or for any other purpose  which would further profitable workingof the applicant's  claim.  (a). Applications for leases of land under this section,  accompanied by a plan of the proposed site, are to be sent  in duplicate to the gold commissioner of the district  wherein the area desired to be taken is situate, who shall  immediately forward it, with his report, to the lieutenant-  governor in council. Prior to such application the ground  applied for shall be marked out by posts of legal size, and  a written notice of application, signed by the applicant,  shall be affixed to any of the said posts, and thereupon the  land shall be secured to the applicant until the lieutenant-  governor's decision shall be made known. A copy of such  notice shall be put up at the office of the gold commissioner.  A legal post is at least 4 feet high, squared on  4 sides and at least 4 inches on each side so  squared.    (See section 73.)  Application for Water Eight.  Notice is hereby given, that I. intend making application  to the assistant commissioner of lands and works for West  Kootenay district, under the water, sections of the '*'Land  Act," for authority to divert two hundred and fifty inches  of water from East Fork of Cottonwood Smith creek, the  water to be taken from said creek above a small fall which.  is near the "Fairview" and "Airlie" mineral claims, and  distant about four miles in a southeasterly direction from  the south line of the Nelson townsite reserve, West  Kootenay district; the water to be conveyed in pipes or in  a flume or ditch along the western slope of the mountain  to a point, at or near the town of Nelson, where it can be  utilized for running reduction works, electric-light works,  and for furnishing power for manufacturing purposes and  water for household purposes and uses ; and more particularly for running a concentrator for working ores from the  "Umatilla-Unclc Sam" and "Lizzie C" groups of mines, in  which I am an owner. The right to be for a period of  ninety-nine years.  Dated at Nelson, B.'C, the 21st day of October, 1800.  THOMAS C. COLLINS.  Application for Water Eight.  I hereby give notice of my intention to apply to the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works for authority  to take one thousand inches of water from Cottonwood  Smith creek, near Nelson, in West Kootenay district;  commencing at a point where the said Cottonwood Smith  creek first enters my preemption, or at any point where it  flows through or at its exit from my preemption or thereabouts, to be conveyed through the lands reserved by the  government and my preemption, to any portion of the said  town of Nelson where water will be required for milling,  manufacturing, and household purposes for a term of  ninety-nine years. J. D. TOWNLEY.  Nelson, October 22nd, 1890.  No better real estate investment! Beautifully  and centrally located at  the head: of the west arm  of Kootenay Lake, unsurpassed for fishing, boating, and hunting! All  steamboats to and from  .Nels on and Bonner's  Ferry call there! Lots  50x120; streets 60 feet  wide! Prices, $25 and  $30; terms, to suit purchasers! Lots selling  like hot cakes! Buy  early! Maps and further  particulars from H. Anderson, Ainsworth; H.  Selous, Nelson; or 0. W.  Busk, on the ground.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  _������__tt.S������0N, ,IS. C.  SODERBERG  &  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETORS.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  rrr  B-A__e_  is stocked with the best licpiors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  will do all kinds of  CLEARING   AND   CONTRACT   WORK  in and about  Estimates given on work.       Address, Balfour via Nelson.  !IBI%a������ji,'l������ THE  MINEE:    NELSON, "B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  NOVEMBEE 8,  1890.  Tub MrNJBR is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance,  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year;$_.  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.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock;      / , ���������  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name.   Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber,"  "Veritas," "Citizen," etc..  etc.,,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters: The Miner, Nelson, B. C,  (with "via Kootenai, Idaho," added if mailed in the  United States.) ___ ^  Arj'rnoRrzED Agents : Henry Anderson, Ainsworth;  James Delaney and James Gibson, Spokane Falls;  J. H. Mathesoh, Donald; E. S. Topping, Trail Creek;  F. B. Wells, Revelstoke.  Quartz mining is a business into which the  element of competition does not enter, consequently it is a business  that should  be more  eagerly  sought after  now that  the^ McKinley  tariff bill has cut down the profits of so many  ma/nufacturing establishments in eastern Can-  ada.    It is.a business that pays a larger percentage on  the  energy and capital invested than  that of any other industry.    It is a legitimate  business, and it is attended by no greater number of uncertainties and difficulties than accompany other branches  of trade and commerce.  There is no immediate danger of an over-supply  of the products of mines, and it matters riot how  much your neighbor operator takes out of his  mine so long as he does not trespass on your  property���������your product always finds  a ready  market and does not come in competition with  his.    Supply aud demand does not cut any appreciable figure in   the business; and, another  thing, mine-owners rarely have labor difficulties  to contend with���������strikes seldom being resorted  to by men following quartz mining as a trade.  In the   Kootenay Lake   country hui_dred,s  of  mineral  locations   have   been   made,   many  of  which  show  good  surface   indications.    These  locations can  be purchased at  figures ranging  from a few dollars to a few thousands, and need  only energy and capital to prove their worth.  No priest or preacher, either Catholic or Protestant, is more outspoken on questions affecting  the welfare of the people than archbishop Ireland of St. Paul, Minnesota.    The question of  compulsory attendance at public schools is becoming a real live issue in severatof the western  states.    In Wisconsin, for instance, at the election held on Tuesday last, the fight was made  on that issue, the tariff question being scarcely  considered.     For thus   favoring a  measure  to  which the Church of Rome is known to be opposed, it was reported that archbishop Ireland  had been  notified to appear at the Vatican for  discipline.    On being interviewed regarding the  widely-circulated report, the archbishop   said:  .-" Compulsory education is a matter of civil or  44 social policy, and not a matter of religion;    It  " does not come within the purview of eeclesi-  ** astical jurisdiction.    It appertains to citizens,  ���������<> not to churchmen, to decide it.    For my own  " part, as a citizen, I favor compulsory educa-  '* tion.     If occasion  offers,   the  movement in  "Minnesota will obtain my political support."  Michael Davitt, a man  who has always been  considered a friend of Ireland and the Irish peo  ple, and a man whose honesty of purpose has  never been questioned by Englishmen even,  asks why external help is asked or expected for  Ireland, when there are $150,000,000 on deposit  in the Irish banks, a small fraction of which  would avert starvation and the shame of asking  alms. Mr. Davitt is probably not aware that  it is not the people who have money deposited  in banks that contribute to " funds " for the relief of human misery or for the promotion of  ''public-spirited'- enterprises. The bulk of the  money contributed for such purposes always  comes from people who carry their bank-rolls  in their vest pockets. ���������;  The attempt on the life of dr. Hendryx at the  Blue Bell mine should receive thorough investigation at the hands of the authorities, and the  guilty parties should not be allowed to escape.  The Kootenay Lake country has an en viable  reputation for being law-abiding, and that reputation must be maintained. It is useless to  attract the attention of people on the outside to  the resources of this section if lawlessness is  permitted to obtain a foothold. There are but  fewmen who value wealth more than life, and  only the adventurous seek riches in countries  wherelife is unsafe. There is no fear that justice would not be meted out to the parties who  committed the crime were they once in custody;  and the authorities should work to the end, that  no man who commits an attempt on life escapes  arrest; so that as wh olesom e a fear of arrest  would prevail among the lawless class as now  prevails among them as to the certainty of punishment should they be brought into court.  ������������������'",: Mr. Corloin Offers to Carry Mail Matter Free.  The camps in the Kootenay Lake country  should have adequate mail facilities during the  winter, and any action which tends toward  bringing about the desired result should be appreciated by the public. Believing that all  mails for the Kootenay Lake country could be  brought in more easily by way of Little  Dalles than by way of Bonner's Ferry, a Nelson  businessman wrote the president of the Spokane  Falls & Northern railway, asking him if he intended keeping his road open to Little Dalles  during the winter months. The following is the  answer received:  Dear Sir: Replying to your letter of the 19th instant, I  say: In the absence of steamer connection at Little Dalles  this winter, it is not likely that this company will run regular trains to that point. I expect and intend to have a  satisfactory connection with your country next spring, but  that does not help you in the matter of obtaining mails  this winter. 1 desire to say, however, that I shall be glad  to carry your mail from here to Marcus during the winter  months without any charge whatever, if you can make  this suit your convenience. In this case it would be necessary for you to arrange to have a sack herethat could be  locked, I suppose. There will be quite a number of people wintering at Trail Creek, who will need some mail  facilities, and it would seem that some arrangement could  be made with that camp and Sproat by which the mail  could be taken from Marcus through to Nelson. Anyway,  I will carry your mail from here to Marcus without.any  charge, if it will accommodate your people.  Spokane Falls, October 29th, 1890. D. C. CORBIN.  Now that the Dominion postoffice authorities  have called for tenders to carry a semi-monthly  mail between Bonner's Ferry and Nelson, it is  of little use attempting to make any arrangements whatever with mr. Corbin's road. The  people at Trail Greek may be able to raise a sum  sufficient to give them a monthly mail by way  of Marcus, but those at Sproat will probably  get their mail matter by way of Nelson. In  any event, mr, Corbin's offer shows a willingness to help our people out in their difficulty.  ���������A  Contented ..and   Independent  Class  of Laborers.  The members of the English colony iu Nelson  accuse The Miner of being biased against  everything English, because it happens to reprint little articles that prove the average.  Englishman to be a good deal like the average  man of other nationalities. How does the following suit them, being quite a flattering picture  of 0a class of their countrymen generally believed to be down-trodden and ignorant, receiving but small pay and not too many of the  creature comforts? The sketch is by a newspaper correspondent named Burr:  '"It,has been said, 'The material welfare of a  country is always found in a good peasantry.'  If that be true England niust be a very wealthy  domain, for nowhere during a traveling experience of many years, and of many miles in many  countries, have I ever seen so contented and independent a class of laborers, as the men who  till and the men and women who tend and reap  the crops of the United Kingdom.   The ordinary  farm laborer in the United States knows no such  degree of comfort and pleasure as his brother  'who works upon English soil.    Only in the most  favored localities of  our own   country is   the  farm    laborer   so    well    housed    and    looked  after   as   in   this,Which   I   had   always been  taught ground its work ing men to the bone, that  the few might have and the many might wait  or suffer.    This may be true of some industries  here, but it certainly does not apply to the agricultural  laborer.     Taking 3 widely separated  and typical sections of southern, northern, and  middle England, I have investigated the subject  by actual contact, with the people and by mingling in their every-dav life.     It has been a de-  lightful study, for there is no more interesting  character of his Class in existence than the English peasant as you find him at home, stolid as  he  may  be.    He   generally   has  pleasant  sis|r-  roundings.    His wife is neat, tidy, and industrious.  While his  children   are  cleanly,  polite,  pretty,   and,   above all,  healthy.    His  humble  home is a bower of beauty, no matter how poor  he may be.    His wife is a good housekeeper, not  only in the economies, but in the decoration of  his home, and no matter how unsightly or old  his house may be, it is always made attractive  by pretty white curtains at  the windows and  boxes of flowers on the ledges.    In fact, posies  are everywhere.    There is always an attractive  little flower   garden  in  front- and a  vegetable  patch behind the abode of the humblest peasant  who is willing to work, and dirt and untidiness  are practically unknown where there is industry.    This goes a long ways toward making life  pleasant and its thorniest paths comparatively  cheerful."  'HTME,  EEAL ESTATE ATO MINIEGt EE0KEES  AND  INSUEAtfCE AGENTS.  We now represent a company prepared  to take risks in the Kootenay Lake  country^on buildings, stocks, saw-mills,  mining machniery, etc., at low rates.  F! R ST - OLAS S   GOiVIPAISSY  Offices���������105 West Baker Street, Nelson, 15. C, and  McConnell Block, Water Street, Vaneonver.  Horse-Shoeing a Specialty  All B__nds of Jobbing and Kepairim*? Executed  Neatly and Promptly.  Ward Street, opp. Government Office, Nelson.  ������������������renj-g-g^^  .'���������.'...   ���������    rT^"..^*.'^!? THE MKEB:.; KELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  NOVEMBEE 8,  1890.  Dealers in Dry: G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is fall and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  ������������������.���������" ' ���������...'���������'���������������������������'������������������' ". ���������.-:-.,: '.'"������������������'��������� .and.-compare .'Trices. ,.'������������������ .;':_,_.'..'���������"���������.���������.������������������"���������'-'.' <  Main Street, REVELS'  9 and 11 East Vernon Street. NELSON.  There will be at least 2 towns of importance  in the  mining districts adjacent to Kootenay  lake, although others may he built up as the resources of the country become developed.   In the  the district known as Toad Mountain, NELSON  is at present the only town.   The site is owned  by the Province and by the Oanadian Pacific, and  is situated at the headof navigation oil the out*-  let or west arm of Kootenay lake.   NELSON  will be the eastern terminus of the Columbia &  Kootenay hranch of the Canadian Pacific.   When  that hranch is completed to a connection with the  main line at Calgary on the east, and through to  Hope on the west, NELSON will he the chief  division point.   At present it is the main commercial town in the Kootenay Lake country, and  every effort will he made by its people and its  owners to maintain that lead.   In Hot Springs  district, where over 300 mineral locations have  been made, several of which are already developed  past the prospect stage, AINSWOETH is the  only town to which they are all directly tributary, its site being less than 6 miles distant from  any and but 3 from most of them.   The townsite  is owned by George J. Ainsworth, a California  capitalist, who will make every endeavor to improve it.   Already general merchandise stores,  hotels, and other businesses are established, and  the future of the town is assured.   Business and  residence lots in both Ainsworth and Nelson for  sale by HOUSTON, INK & ALLAN, Nelson.  Application for Water Right.  I hereby give notice of my intention to apply to the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works for authority  to take three hundred inches of water from a spring of  water now flowing in three branches through my preemp-.  tion near Nelson, in West Kootenay district, at any point  from its source or throughout my preemption, to be conveyed across the land reserved by the government and my  preemption, to any portion of-my said preemption or the  town of Nelson where water will be required for irrigation  manufacturing, milling, and household purposes; for a  term of ninety-nine years. J. D. TOWNLEY.  Nelson, October 22nd, 1890.  NEWS  'PARAGRAPHS'   BY   MAIL.  It was officially announced at Ottawa on the 3rd that  the Dominion government had decided to reduce the rate,  of postage to a 2-ceh t instead of a 3-cent rate throughout  Canada and the United States.  The championship lacrosse game at New Westminster  on Saturday last was won by the New Westminster club (  by a score of 3 to Vancouver's 2. The result of the newspaper reports of the game is threatened libel suits .right  and left, the News-Advertiser coming in for the greater  share. '.,-.;".'.''���������'���������  The census office has announced the population of the  United States as 62,_80,5_0. The figures are exclusive of  white persons in the Indian Territory and Indians on reservations and in Alaska.  Edmonton Bulletin, 18th:   The Montana miners bound  for Peace river are still  stranded in Lesser Slave river,  being unable to get up with their weak force and large;  outfits.   The 2 who went to Calgary for supplies have not  returned yet.  A lively canvas is going on among the electors of Glasgow university, Conservatives and their Liberal-Unionist  allies having put up chief-secretary Balfour for the oflice  of lord rector. The Liberal candidate is lord Aberdeen,  who recently made a trip through British Columbia.  Secretary-for-Ireland Balfour is rushing forward arrangements for the construction of railways in the distressed  districts of west Ireland. The work of building will furnish employment for many laborers besides those living in  the districts through which the roads go.  The great Union stock yards at Chicago are to have a  rival. Armour, Swift, and Morris have purchased 3700  acres of land in Lake county, Indiana. The land cost them  ������650,000, and by spending $1,000,000 more in improvements  they claim they will have better facilities than the Union  for handling stock. They expect to save $3.50 on each car  switched, the switching price at the Union yards being $_.  ImprisoiiccI Foa.juis to be Pardoned.  It is stated on the authority of a leading ministerialist, that on the first day of the coming-  session of parliament, queen Victoria, upon the  recommendation of lord Salisbury, will, as  an  act of grace, grant a conditional discharge to all  men undergoing life sentences for participation  in the earlier Fenian movements. Balfour has  more than once expressed the opinion that these  misguided men were angels compared with  nationalist members of parliament, especially  such members as O'Brien and Dillon. It is  claimed by Tories that such dispensation of  royal prerogative would be intensely popular in  Ireland. Liberals claim that since the Davitt  revelation regarding the manner in which these  unfortunate enthusiasts were duped by British  government officials and men in its employ, it  can only be considered as a simple act of justice,  though somewhat tardy in execution. The unexpected character of the proposal to pardon  these alleged Fenians is peculiarly significant  just now, when regarded in connection with  very strong and circumstantial rumors of dissolution at Easter.  A  Real, Live, denoine Boomer from B������ome--sv_lIe.  Vancouver Telegram, 1st:    G. B. Wright of  Ainsworth, a. rising mining town on Kootenay  lake, was in the city yesterday at the Hotel  Vancouver. Mr.' Wright conducts a large mercantile business at Ainsworth, and is largely interested in the townsite itself and also in a  number of promising mining claims. He is an  ardent advocate of the importance of the district as a mining center, and says with a more  liberal expenditure of money by the government in opening up roads, a large section  of  agricultural country  could be  brought within  easy distance of Ainsworth.    "Hot Springs district has, a magnificent future before it," said  m r. Wright in the course of his rem arks.    '4 The  great drawback is that tliere is not enough interest taken in the development of our mineral  resources by  our own people.    Nearly all the  capital invested so far has been brought in from  other countries, chiefly from the United States.  However, we  are now   in   a   position   to   get  all the money we want, and  the work of development will be proceeded with vigorously as  soon as spring opens.    A few hundred tons are  now   being   shipped    to    Revelstoke,   but   all  the   higher   grade   ores    can    be   more    profitably    shipped    to    Spokane    Falls,   where  large     works     are     being    erected    for    the  treatment of ores."    He says there are now 40  mines in the Hot Springs camp, all being worked  and developing  well.    The chief drawback at  present is the lack of transportation facilities,  but this will be remedied   in the near future.  Before spring opens the Oanadian Pacific and a.  branch from the Northern Pacific will be constructed   to   Ainsworth,  and   in   less  than  18  months mr. Wright thinks the Great Northern  will have its main line running down the valley  of  the   Kootenay   and close to  the   principal  mines.    Mr. Wright says that over 5000 people  will settle in the Hot Springs district by spring,  and following this influx will be one of the biggest mining booms ever known in this country.  Recently a claim sold for $100,000, and mines are  changing hands every week at prices ranging  from $5000to$20,000. He expressed dissatisfaction  at the manner in.which the exhibit of ores sent  to Toronto and other places had been received  by Canadians, and regretted that so little interest had been manifested in eastern centers.    He  said that the exhibit sent to Spokane was the  principal attraction at the exhibition, and had  clone the country an immense amount of good.  H00YEE ^CRiDiDOCE^  Nelson,  9.. ���������������.  Dealers in all kinds of Farm Produce  Consignments of Fresh Fruit will be Received Weekly  from Spokane Falls.  GOOD CORRAL AND STABLING.  All accounts due and all bills against the late firm of  Cook & Hoover will be settled by the above firm.  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions, Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  duty on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  EPBtffllP_^^  i___j_w_S_"!- *_ar_CT_r___yc72_^3?r;  sa^ts&se^ssisrssss^j^  6  THE  MINER:    NELSON,  B.   G���������   SATUEPAY,  NOVEMBEE  8/ 1890,  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  '_-_.   &   T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  witli  a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T _EEC ___3       "JO _A_ _E3 HL _EH  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   S3   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON* B. C.  ONLY TY/0-STQEY HOTEL W NELSON.  THE SAMPLE-EOOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE .CIGARS  A_TD THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  ���������HUNTER...' JAS.  PROPRIETORS  ON  "'The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District.  > *  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets.  IVELSO..,  SS. ���������.  JOHNSO  ������T  PROPRIETORS.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  ������������������ 3  ��������� ,by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  The reputation  made for tin's house by its former pro-   j  prietor, J. F. WARD, "will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining- Men.  ''HOW    "JIM" , WAS-I>i\E__    JftlAIMS.-  $SO,O0<>.  Half tlie men in the Kootenay Lake country  know "Jim" Wardner- either .personally or by  reputation, and many of them will be interested  in hearing how he made a "stake", in the Coeur  d'Alehes in 1886-87. It is quite an interesting-  story and was told by himself the other day to a  .Spokane Spokesman-.reporter, as the 2 were sipping "whisky sours" at the  bar of  the  Hotel  .Spokane.    ;  "It was, 1872 in Utah," mr. Wat-drier began,  "when I firstmet Johnny Flaherty and .Avas interested with. him'., in  various  deals.    We  met  again in the Blaek 'Hills��������� in  1876.    He was then  an owner in the Father de Srnet and the Home-;.  stake.    He sold out to George Hearst, who was  operating   in    the    Black "Hills,    for   $50,000.  Flaherty staid there and Hearst and his friends  took him in on  the Gopher with 3-or4.-assess-:,  ments, and Flaherty3 ended   by landing, on his  uppers.    In the fall of 1886 I pulled a toboggan  , into ���������'��������� Jiagle, and soon had a freight line established into the new mining region of the Coeur  d'Alenes, hauling freight at 25 cents a pound.  , Flaherty I  encountered  again,  trying to find  bedrock  on   Pritchard   creek.     Flaherty  next  went on the South Fork prospecting audi went  to Murray-.    Helocated the Phil Sheridan, while  Phil O'Kourke and Kellogg located the Bunker  Hill.   0Ohe evening about 5 o'clock in October,  1886, Flaherty came into my place at Murray  and told me that he would put In e on to a great  discovery.    It was out on the Jackass trait and  I was to find the place by blazed trees.    I rode  all night, and when I came to where -Flaherty  had told 'me,61 found only a prospect that Kellogg and Sullivan  had located.    I saw   what I  never saw before.    It was a solid vein of -galena  between 2 walls of rock.  I took some pieces and  put them in Sullivan's overalls to carry back to  Murray./   1������ gave  the   same   some   money   to  last them while  I sent the specimens to' San  Francisco.  " When .the report came back from 'Frisco we  found put for the first time the value of the  Cceur d'Alene mines.    I made a contract with  the owners of the Bunker Hill to take out 50,-  000 tons at $5 a ton, and a share of the profits.  We hadn't worked it a great-while'before the  ore changed, and it wouldn't pay $5 a ton for  taking it out.    I had to do something.    I took  some of the ore and started out.    All there was  on the Coeur d'Alene steamer that trip was a  grindstone   and a passenger  with  a  pass.      I  found the ore to be a fine concentrating ore.    I  went to Helena.   Sam Hauser was away, so was  A. M.-'Ester.    The assayer told me I had better  goto Custer City, 170 miles east, and see a man  there.    I went.    I found the man I went to see.  and   he  told me he had done better than the  other fellows���������he had lecirrred how to smelt-my  ore, but not at a profit, and my company would  have to bust.    He thought the ore a good thing,   j  and referred me to Have Thompson of the Com  mercial National, bank-at Portland. I went to  see Thompson. He looked up to the ceiling and  counted the fires, as he told me that he could do  nothing until the next Jul v.. He had been dis-  a.ppomted in some Colville mines, had a big estate to settle up and could do nothing before  that time. I told him by next July it would be  all over with me. I then had 40 men at work at  $3.50 a day with nothing in the bank to pay  them. I came back to Spokane Falls with an  even $50 in ''cash and owed $3000 at the mines.  People here smiled when 1 told them I wanted  money for a concentrator. Drum heller said  sheep were good enough for him. 1 got a letter  from the Northern Pacific refusing to give .-me a  pass and telling me they could fill up their  trains with such people as I was. I got a pass  'afterwards, though I was pretty well down.  Walter .1. Beam came to me one day and said  there, was a telegram for me. I_.got it and found  it was signed A. M. Ester. It said I had better  come to 'Helena immediately. I borrowed $50  and started. Sam Hauser*,' I heard when .1  reached Helena, wanted to see me. Lie told me  the ore was a line concentrating ore, and there  was something in it if the quantity was sufficient. ; i  "As I sat there I knew I had a fortune if I  could get any one to believe the truth. I told  Hauser all about the mine, the quantity of ore  in sight, and the contract I had.  "'I came here in 1866 and have seen many big-  liars,' he replied, 'but you are the most colossal  liar I ever saw.'  .'"������������������'That suits me to a T,' I replied, 'and that is  the biggest colossal m ine I ever saw.'  "I then told him I would like a; man, to go  back with me, and if the mine bore out my statement to have aid in building a concentrator.  He asked on what terms, and I told him I was  not making terms; he was doing that. 1 also  told him I wanted a man/who could put $10,000  and loan, me $5000. He agreed to; that, and  Esler and I started back. It took, us 2 weeks  to get into the Coeur d'Alenes from Spokane  Falls, owing to the great depth of snow. But  the snow was what saved me. ..Had there been  rip snow on the divide between Murray and  "���������Wardner, some of the checks, issued to the .men  at work in the mine might have been presented  at the bank in Murray before the money borrowed from Hauser Was placed to my credit; if  they had I would probably not be here today."  Mr. Wardner then told how the concentrator  .was in operation by July' 1st, 1887, and how it  paid from the start. The Bunker Hill,and Sirl-  li va.h mines'-passed into the possession of "Sim"  Reed of Portland, on April 22rd, 1888, for $1,000,-  000. Over a table at the Arlington in .'Spokane  $731,000 in cash of the purchase nroriey passed.  That began the boom of Spokane Falls, when  people realized that a mine in''her tributary district would bring a clean million,  "Governor LLauser made $155,000 on his contract. I remember that I cleaned up just 80,000  good American dollars. I also remember that 1  went into a jewelery store to buy a diamond  and found 4 of the other fellows.there ahead "of  me buying diamonds. We had ���������'been drinking  beer in the Coeur d'Alenes, but now we took to  the finest wines, finding- fault with all .'..-'.the  brands.:; < '    - ', ������������������'-." '���������   "���������  ���������' When I awoke the next morning I said to  myself, 'Is. this a dream. Can it be that,after  being broke for 15 years I am loaded up?' I  saw a cockroach on the wall. It looked awfrrJ  big. Just then I saw the corner'of a bank-book  sticking out of my coat pocket. I jumped out  of bed, and there I saw on the credit side $80,-  000. I.was-the happiest fellow you ever saw."  Mr. Wardner related howthe now prosperous  Idaho town of that na.mecame to be called after  him in gratitude for what he had done in opening the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines. Mr-.  Wardner besides being interested in mines is a  large, owner of Fairhaven real estate, and expects that town to be eventually the leading-  city on Puget sound.  Al McKINNON ��������� -Proprietor  Largest  and   Best   Situated, Hotel  in Ainswortli,  the Only Town in Hot Springs {B. 0.) Mining District.  -   -fflffK ���������_*___*&_-   Is* ���������IT:a>TS.IS-_-,A'������-.SM_>.  by that .of any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country. The  rooms are large and well furnished. 1 he bar is stocked  with the- best brands of liquors and cigars.    Kate, $2 a day.  __3___������-3S_l  sp&m3 m,    m'  JF -xv\ (������=?S_* *.r_2������ '  is the best hotel in 1. ALFOUIL the new town at tlie outlet of Kootenay Jake, 8 miles from Ainsworth and  20 from Nelson.  Grood Beds.   Meals at all Hours.  WILLIAM   THOMAS    PEOPKllflTOK  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Agent for mineral claims ; crown grants  obtained   for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished.  Office at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C.  m  &���������������  /  J  -__._������UiaJM������AUIHyW'^UWB  _W_J_MlHg������H'HgMeiB  MU)iM___imiimi-JMil-H^  i|_.)--.i-HinarHwiw 5j_ig;$*S^__j^J>..^^_^>;_jjJ  THE  MINEE:    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   NOVEMBEE  8,   1890.  NELSON and SPEOAT.  Will contract to deliver fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  running between Nelson and Sproat, and between Nelson  and adjacent mines.    Will contract to deliver  mining machinery on any mine in  the district.   ���������',-<������������������  All Freight Shipped via Oanadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly for warded to destination.    -  Kt  i^W_-  at both Nelson and Sproat, where saddle animals can be  .--. ���������'-''������������������, ������������������   hired and,job wagons engaged.  NELSON OFFICE AND MAEEET:  g**  *& &. a  0  ���������diair Pacific Eailway  OUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY.  y  Through Passenger  Service, from Ocean to Ocean,  zesto o_E_c^____<rG}--e:s-      c  LOWEST FARES TO ALL POINTS  To secure QurcK despatch and low*cst freight rates  S_������������S,en;iy fcal.cSSiii^crs will be consulting   their   own   interests  by shipping by the  ��������� The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  leaves Sproat's Landing for REVELSTOKE every 'Tuesday and Fridajr, making connection with trains'for'  VANCOUVER,  NEYy WESTMINSTER, S*j ^  g fXv_zo__NT*__7_e._a_-___.x.,_  fe f TOEOKTTO,  VIOTOEIA,  a?. ^_?__^_.xjx_,.  <lO:E������ZO-___XBfo"  AND ALL POINTS  EAST.  Por rates, nmps,   time-tables,  etc.,'etc':,  apply'to any  agent of the company.  ROBERT. KERR, D. E.  BROWN,  Gen'l Fr't and Passenger Ag't, -As's'fc Gen'l Fr't& Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vancouver, B.C.  "R"7"  i'T"  A  Steam Navigation Go., Ltd.  ���������it\T.-  t,a?rui  V  ___ i*  's s^J-  JL__AV.ES   SWMMT  for Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Owing to the low stage of water, trips have again been  discontinued between Sproat and Little Dalles.  Revelstoke, October 30th.  J. A. MARA, Manager.  ������d*������  : NOTICE.- |  A court of revision and appeal, under the assessment act,    !  will be held at the government oflice, Nelson, on Monday,  the 10th day of November, at 10 a. m.  G. 0. TUNSTALL,  Chairman court of revision and appeal.  Revelstoke, September 18tb, 1890.  ��������� ft*. A.-VI    taV    THE    W**_,B,_V<.    NKWS.  ���������APPLIOATBONS ' FOR   CROWN   GRANTS  For MINERAL   CLAIMS require to be published nine weeks in .a newspaper otlier than the British Columbia Gazette; their publication in TlIE  MlNliR will cost the applicant FIl-TY-FlVE CENTS a line.  Notice is hereby given that Duncan Gilchrist, Charles  Rossiter, and Frank Leslie Fitch have .tiled tlie necessary  papers and made api>lication for a crown-.grant in favor of  a mineral claim known as the "Union," situated in -the  Hot Springs sub-division,.Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, are-notified to forward their  objections to mc within sixty days from date of publication. G. C. TUNSTALL, gold commissioner.  Revelstoke, October 8th, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that A.. L. Davenport and Charles  Hussey have-filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in favor of a mineral claim known  as the Poorman, situated, on Eagle crock, ''West Kootenay  district.  Adverse claimants, if any, are notified to file their objections with mc within 00 davs from date of publication.'  G. C. T [INSTALL, government agent.  Revelstoke, September 2ith, 1S90.  Notice is.hereby given that A. I). Wheeler, in behalf of  himself and partners,-has tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the Ayesha, situated at the Hot Springs,  ivootenay hike.  Adverse claimants, if any, are notified to send, their  objections to me, within sixty days' from date of publication. G. C. TUNSTALL, government agent.  Revelstoke, September 1st, 1S!)0.  Notice is hereby given that the Revelstoke Mining Company has tiled the necessary papers and'made application  for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as  ���������tlie United, situated in the Hot Springs camp, Kootenav  lake.  Ad verse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  to me within 00 days from date of publication.  G. C. TUNSTALL, government agent.  Revelstoke, October 23rd, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that James M. Buckley, Edward  J. Roberts, and William II. Jackson have filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favor of a mineral claim known as the Arkansas, situated  in the Hot Springs subdivision, Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, arc notified to forward .nonobjections to me within 60 davs from date of publication.  G. C. TUNSTALL, government agent,  Revelstoke, October 23rd, 1890.  An east-bound passenger train on the Northern Pacific  was wrecked 3 miles east of North Yakima, Washington,  at 1:30 o'clock on the morning of October 29th. When"running at the rate of 40 miles an hour, to make up lost time,  one of the axles of the tender broke. This caused it to  drag and tear up the track. The I following cars were derailed, and, pushed by the terrific impetus of the heavy  train behind, were piled on each otlier and carried in that  condition about 900 feet. A number of passengers wore  seriously, '.but none fatally, injured. ,\  A thousand men are fighting forest fires between San  Rafael and Bolinas, California. Thousands of dollars  worth of farm property has been destroyed.  J. Girardin, owner and captain of the French schooner  Mivogard, was arrested lately at Codroy, a. village on the  Newfoundland shore, where tlie. French have fishing  rights, for visiting the harbor and insisting on' the right  to sell goods 'without entering the vessel or, paying duties.  The Newfoundland authorities seized tlie schooner and  sentenced the captain to a fine of .'#70 under the "license  act, and a fine of $800 and the confiscation of the,"cargo  under the customs revenue- act. Pending payment the  captain was imprisoned' and the Aressel held. Girardin  broke jail and with French aid overpowed the English  watch, regained possession of his schooner, and .went to  sea." Sheriff* Gill's, recaptured, the vessel and made the crew  prisoners. The government; steam cruiser Fiona lias proceeded to Codroy with judge Ifromlsc and a posse of police  and will take .the-'prisoners to St. Johns. This will force  , the Newfoundland-French-difficulties to an1 issue.  William Webster, manager of the "Union Steamship  Company of "Vancouver, is on his way to Paisley, Scotland,  where he intends getting a steamer built for his company,  to run between Vancouver, Nanaimo, and Comox.  It is reported that professor Jock of Berlin, Germany,  having discovered a cure for consumption by inoculation,  has abandoned lecturing and will devote himself to experimenting. <��������� !  Barn urn's circus train in 5 sections left Macon, Georgia,  on- the morning- of October 28th for Athens on the Covington & Macon railway. Five miles from Monticello the  trainmen lost control of the third section on a long down  grade, and it dashed into the rear of the second section, on  the end of which was the cook's car preceded by a car containing horses, A man in the car was killed and another  badly hurt. Eight horses in the forward car were killed.  Two engines pulling the third section were derailed and  badly damaged, as were G or 7 cars following. The fireman  of the first engine was instantly killed: The engineers of  both engines and the other fireman jumped.  Ivan PetrotT, a native of Russia but long a resident of  Alaska, has practically completed the census of that division of the United States. Alaska's population is between  35,000. and 38,000. A noticeable ..fact is the large increase  in the white population, and of the growth of the industries and the development,of the resources of the country.  The McKinley tariff bill has closed the last of the 10  pea.rl button factories in Birmingham, England, thro wing-  over 8000 people (mostly women) out of employment.  The neighborhood of Woodstock, Ontario, is gaining unenviable notoriety. Not only did Burchard murder Ben-  well in that locality, but, more recently, a young German  has been masquerading in Blenheim township as a: wealthy  cowboy. He married a daughter of a farmer named Mac-  anella after a very brief courtship, and purchased several  farms, giving notes therefor, payable the 1st of November.  He now turns out to be a Pennsylvania horse-thief named  "'"ler, with a dozen wives.  DO NOT USE POOR MATERIAL  in buildings when iirsl-class  arc for sale in any quantity by the  NELSON  SAWMILL  00.  Yard:   A. i-.sai  of iTliiisie in   _������>,!ho*s.  __5II:   Two  Miles  Sou.Bn  of Nelson.  Builders concede that the lumber from our mill is ALL  OF FIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in tiie rough and  dressed.    Parties ordering any of the above  material from us will have the same  delivered    promptly   in   any  part of Nelson.  /pr-  <_l  cut and run down the lumber flume, and sold  at low prices.  o  M.   S.  BJAVVS,       .0. IS.  TOfcSO.-?,  MAN-AGKIiS.  enay Lake Saw-Mill.  IOOjOOO feet Lumber on hand at NELSON.  AINSWORTH.  MILL.  50,000    "        " "  soo,ooo   "      " "  Parties Purchasing Lots in Nelson  OW   KBI-L->-'a[<i;  COJVBFBTMMYS  will be liberally dealt with in regard to lumber supply.  .Gr.-0--:BTTO-_-C^_k.__q"___-__>r:'  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee "work finished on time.  SEASONED'  LUMBER'    ^  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  , Undertaking attended, to..  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  en,  AND  Will contract for the erection of any size wood building.  Plans and estimates furnished and bills for material made.  Job carpentering attended to promptly. Leave orders at  Kootenay hotel, East Vernon street.  i>- i^V .v .���������.S -^ _   ..V  LAY-OVER   NOTICE.  All alluvial claims legally held in West Kootenay district, will be laid over from the 1st instant to the 1st day of  June ensuing. G. C. TUNSTALL,  Nelson, October 1st, 1890. Gold commissioner.  _-__-__tfTO_A-_imit__g__^^ amsm  smsTTtssaws  BEiaistiBamsasB^^ai^v^ammBsgBaassBBiBiwamssaa H-..-A .'��������� !!.<������������������,-���������.-.IjrJ-.-rm  8  THE MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  NOVEMBEE 8,  1890.  Main Street,  REYELSTOEE  Railroad Avenue,  SPROAT.  "T  ���������WSOIiESAI-li]   ^__.j_nTI_)   .RETAIL  Agent for the Hamilton Powder .Company and Hiram Walker __ Sons' W3iis_d.es.  Mi.  "'������f  street.'  SjWA_.Ii-.7.ai������������__TS    OF   NEWS.  A resident of Nelson recently lifted 1310 pounds dead  Aveight.. Ho did not'use harness, and the weight was 3  saw-mill castings. -.     . v  No trace has yet been found of the body of Thomas  Burns, drowned in Kootenay lake on October loth.   John  Sandon, however, has put in. an appearance, and is reported as saying he is not fool enough to get into water  ,   that he couldn't wade through to shore; should he upset.  Several Nelson lots' changed hands this week, at prices  slightly in advance of those'paivd at the auction sale. .As  no lots were 'bought-'by outsiders, persons wishing to.purchase now ca,n be accommodated by resident owners. A  number of Balfor lots, also, were sold during the week, one  real estate agent filling out about 25 agreements. ,  It is reported  that .George J. Ainsworth  has sold  the  town'site of Ainsworth to a "syndicate of Mon treah capitalists^ associated with that prince of hustlers, G. B. Wright.  If mr. Wright is given the management of the business,  "Ainsworth  will be  the best "boomed" town in the lake  ���������country. '-:-���������'..',, ���������.  ..  The trestles and culverts for the 2_ miles from the eross-  ... ing of the Ivootenay to. the .130 station will require about  20,000 lineal feet of round and flattened timber, all of  which E. J. Wilson, the Ainsworth merchant, has contracted to take ...nut and deliver, the first delivery to be  made by the 25th instant.  One mercantile house in Nelson reports sales of over  $20,000 in the last 2������ months. Pretty good for a 1-horse  merchant.in a 1-horse town.  The second barg-.load of lumber from Buchanan's Kootenay Lake sawmill was landed at Ainsworth this week.  Enough lumber is now on the ground there to supply tins  year's demand. ���������<-'..���������  Thomas Shearer and partners have finished the work  of cutting the trail between Balfour and Ainsworth. Mr.  Shearer reports the trail about 11 miles long, with an  easy grade, except down to and out of Coffee creek.  Tlie Surprise and barge left Nelson on Friday afternoon  for Ainsworth with 19 of Joe Wilson's pack animals. They  will be used in packing ore from the Skyline to the end of  the wagon road, now at the United mine, distant abuiit 2_  miles from the Skyline.  The "miH" between the 2 well-known railroad construction employes has been declared off", owing to the commissary sergeant's chief trainer, being out of condition.  It is a real pleasure to, edit a 1-horse newspaper, do job  work with half a dozen founts of type, help a teamster with  a baulky span of mules haul a winter's supply of wood,  rustle money to build a wharf, and then be, politely told  by a 1-horse liotelkeeper that you are tiying to "'run rhc  town." ������������������   .     -L    .������������������,..  The boys down at Trail Creek have a good deal of fun in  a quiet way.    One of their number recently cached himself  for 10 days in a hollow cedar log to escape service of a warrant that was never sworn out against him.     When told  that he was "jobbed/' he took it good naturedly and spent  tlie proceeds of  the first shipment of ore from the Josie   i  mineral claim (in which he has a working interest) in set-   j  ting up drinks at the Gladstone house for the men who    j  "���������jobbed" him. . j  J. '!_. Dolau, inspector of customs.at Kootenay, Idaho, j  convoyed a. cargo of goods through  to "Nelson this  week, j  His indignation can be Imagined when informed by col lee- j  tor Rykert at the boundary line customs-house, that the ;  goods convoyed   were on  tlie free list and allowed  to be i  entered at any port in the broad. Dominion/and further ���������'-,  that he could not collect a cent for convoy expenses from j  the parties to whom the goods wore consigned. ,  One day   tin's  week,at  Nelson a well-known   hotclman    j  with a. "flush" ran up against a-��������� well-known railroadman  with "2 pair of sevens." By the way he "kicked," the collision musthave hurt the. hotclman.  ^More .freight for Kootenay Pake points is arriving at  vKootoi'-ay station, on the .Northern Pacific, than can be  handled by the freighters. The result will be, if the goods  are not forwarded, that many of the lake merchants will  run out of staple goods long before navigation opens in the  spring. ��������� "'   ���������-������������������-  Before leaving bis Trail Creek ranch. Aleck Currie appointed Ed Stewart, chief farmer in charge.    Aleck will be  lucky if Ed docs not g<  Mine-owner  away with all the seed onions by  spring. 'Mine-owner Hoover, along witli his other improvements on the Lily May, has built a hen-house and  stocked it with a- choice lot of Black Spanish and Ply mouth  Rock 'chickens.    The  chances are   his nearest neighbor,  Billy Perdue, will rustle a goodly share of the eggs before  spring, as Billy is noted for no one thing more" than being  powerfully fond of hen fruit.  E. S. Wilson has decided that tlie Ainsworth branch of  his firm's business ovei'tops the Revelstoke branch, therefore has decided to manage it himself this winter. He is  now out at Kootenay station, hurrying through bonded  goods. , / :   ''������������������'.-.--,  Not Ionsr since an expert 'would-be burglar opened the  safe of a Chicago hotel simply by sandpapering the ends of  his fingers so that, they were so sensitive that lie could feel  by the"jar when the knob of the safe was turned to the  right number of the combination. That expei"tc was a long  way ahead of the expert manager of a Nelson store, who  received a new Taylor safe from Toronto this weekJ 'He  could not open tlie-safe, after reading the printed directions  and learning by heart the iiumbers of the com bination.  A young man, known as "Kid" Lynch, was arrested at  a cabin a mile below Ainsworth this week on a charge of  having robbed an old man of a watch and a ring. The  jewelry was found in his possession! He was arraigned  before "stipendiary magistrate Tunstall, who happened to  be at Ainsworth, found g-im_tY^and" given a 0-month jail  sentence at Kamloops. Lyffc"li is now at Nelson, on his  way to serve the sentence.   Quick Work.'  ���������A-parts", made up of messrs. Tunstall, Campbell, Collins,  Jolinson, Burns, and 3 others, were 12 hours in making the  distance between Ainsworth and Nelson in a rowboat to-..  clay, having encountered head winds all the way. They  report the"Surprise, with Joe Wilson's mules, at Balfour,  the lake being too rough to venture further. '  <Co3-tril������ia-i.'0-:.".   to  tltc   WSfuu-f Fsmd,  Nine out of 10 of the people of Nelson are liberal in helping any work that is for the public  good, whether it be for a hospital in New Westminster or a needed work? at home. Three  weeks ago over $50 were raised to improve the,  facilities for unloading freight and passengers  on the float anchored in the river,-and this week  $1.10 were subscribed for the same purpose. The  mouev was paid cheerfully and without grumbl-  ing, no one questioning the need of the improvement or the honesty of the man who has the  work in charge,  liters:  R. E. Lemon....... -.' ...  Ward & Coming '.-.  Soderberg & Johnson..  J. Fred Hume & Co...  Davys & Tolson....   Harold Scions..   Bruce Craddock ���������...-.  Johnson &  Mahoney..  The following are the contrib-  ������.90  Hunter & Dawson..   ...  .$o  .    5  IT. & T. Madden   -5  .'      0  Marks & Van Ness   .    o  . 20  (bilker & Wells ..'.   .    5  .    5  j oseph Wilson   .    5  .-   0  T..V. Thurburn.'   ;   5  .    5  C. L. McCammon '.'...  5  5  Houston, Ink & Allan .. .  5  A W^n-Kuowi. <?__������_������������;��������� iv.a.i-jg'esf SB.o. .'__!���������.''  A most disagreeable shock was given the people of Ainsworth last Sunday on hearing that  some prowling would-be assassin had fired a  shot at dr. Hendryx the evening before at the  Blue Be] 1 mine.    It appears that dr. Hendryx,  accompanied by mrs. Hendryx, went out of the  bouse after dark; mrs. .Hendryx carrying a  lantern and walking ahead, the doctor slightly  behind. Vv nen a. short distance from the house, a  shot was fired, evidently at the doctor, by some  one concealed in the shrubbery near a.n outhouse  in the vicinity of fhe dwelling, the shot passing  close fo mrs. Hendryx and 'striking the ground  near the doctor. An alarm was at once given  to the men in the mine boarding-house close by,  but no trace could be found of' the miscreants.  A boat was sent over to Ainsworth, but unfortunately the people there were not warned; and,  although the men. in the boat saw a boat land  near the si wash lodges, the occupants of it es  caped to the timber before they could be recognized. So far, there is no clue as to the identity  of the would-be murderers. There appears to  have'.been 2 men, as 2 tracks were discovered, on  the road or trail the following morning, leading  away from the spot from whence tlie shots were  i rea. w  H  LLAJ!iJt.#  DEALERS IN  i.OOTS".".'ANP SHOES,:  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos,  cigars, stationery, etc.  e k  ,.   JD������   (j.  I-Ekes  iJL&ic J.���������_.. Walsh)  Has now on hand Medicines,  Fishing Tackle, Stationery,  ���������Clothing, Hats, and Sundries..  -'���������''���������' . _5 5_a.si .-Safoeiv Street, 'JVclsoii.'"'  Por Sale at THUBBUBFS a double-barrel 12-bore  FOWLITIG-PISOE���������Damascus twist.    ���������  NOTARY -PUBLIC.  ..ESTATE. AND. F  CONVEYANOMM-l  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. .Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   l\To. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  a span of MATCHED CHESNUT HORSES; 8 years  old; weight, about 1200 pounds each. Warranted sound  and good to work.   Will also sell harness and -wagon.  WHITEHEAD & Mc.LEAN.  Slocan, B. C, October 13th.  "MS  PS  ������  iRM____aai_������  * ���������


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