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The Miner Oct 21, 1893

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 T!ie Hi lies iu  Kootenay arc Among  (lie Kichcst  in  America.  T:������������Orcs    are  _i*������;;~<������r:ii;o  in   ^<>1<1.  Silver,  0.->j)|)cr,  au;I  E,e:nl.  Es.-^5>2rzcsi32ssBaHSSE������naaxaBCxa33ssic  snoaiai  Ltefajmimittfii*  iraTHiaMirwn������yw������3.wiiMiw.ii^|L,i  [iumi .._.i..im������*re  iwjiHrnLAHriiiiif'n  i.U^i.^   urT T~?^. -, '  -y-.r-,������T   jry^w  Whole "NumberCr46. >/Y *  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  October 2 r,   1893.  Subscription Price $2  per Year  Cash is  the . . .  Best I introduction  7 b Present to  USTONIAN LAND POLICY  RO ! ALL YE THAT THIRST FOE TOWN  LOTS IN NELSON'COME.  H������su  ���������lake of (he   tinvcnuncnt  "Honey amsl Without. fl'rir.w,  8,niul   Without  lor ESehol<l the  Voice of thi'  " 3'roZil .S0J111 " is  Crying  in  the Wilderness.  Should you wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  Ms Big Stock of? Groceries,  LJ'qu6rs;'.''H and  Miners[supplies .afford.   ;  ustst \  Carry  ete Stocks of all lines of  General Merchandise,- except Hardware.  Liquors  and   Cigars  Trade only.  Agents for Anheusei  eer, the best Made in  handled  to the  Loins  ^erioa,  s  o  .kT"1  ^  OF  r<cn-y?:  ���������:\.d  a.  fccfc  les,  SOCS4S.  e-sVesiery,  ISJ*  jlvar^are,   SlfeoWsji  I25 &la<E;  areroo  01  Great Bargain can be &  BAKEE   STREET,  /tad  or  Cask.  The auction sale of government, lots  last Saturday continues to furnish the  chief topic of conversation in the town.  Tt is safe to say that no single move; on  the part of the government has created  more local dissatisfaction. It is a dissatisfaction which can be borne very philosophically, even by the government,  for one half of the complaints are urged  from diametrically opposite reasons  from the remaining half. Complaints  of such a nature, that to please both  parties would have beeri impossible.  The sentiment of one half the kickers  is voiced by the Tribune which says  locally :  "The best thing that both the government and the Candian Pacific "can do,  that is if they want to see Nelson a town  is for them to offer 100 lots at auction,  at,'an upset price of So, the purchasers  to  erect  buildings within   six months."  This is backed editorially by poin ting-  out an evident inistak'e in the fixing of  the upset prices on the lots on the east  and west sides of Ward creek. The  editorial comment then continues :  The officials at Victoria act as if thev want to  "cinch" the men, who by living herb,'arc. improving the town and making property valuable.  This, it is argued by the, friends of these officials,  is done in the interest of the speculators who  have bought lots in Nelson. The micsfcio'a might  be asked, " What would-be the value of the speculator's lots were no buildings erected?" And no  buildings will be erected as long as the government demands as much for a lot from the man  who iiius*. build; as from the man who is not required to build, and who only buys for speculation. It would be bettor for the town, better for  the govern merit,���������and bettor for the speculator, if  the government would say to those looking for a  location on which to build homes : "Go to Nelson  select two 25-foot lots, erect a home thereon  within a specilicd time, and at the end of that,  time the crown grant will be delivered to you on  payment of the usual fee of ������5." In that way  population would be centered at Nelson, anil  there would be a demand for business property.  As it is now there is no demand for either business or residence property. Business men do not  locate in towns in which there are no families;  and men of family will not locate at Nelson for  the reason that residence property is held at  prices far beyond its value.  While, it must be conceded that the  editor of the. Tribune is as well posted  on real-estate transfers and prices, to  say not hiug of speculation, as any mail  in the, .Kootenay, the above-must not t  swallowed thoughtlessly  In the first place, even if the govern-!  ment made a mistake originally in its I  town lots policy, the mistake was of  such a nature that any attempt to remedy it along the lines suggested by the  Tribune, would be a far greater injustice  than following the present lines'to the  end.  Several   years   ago   the    government  laid out a townsite at this point  in   connection with (he C. P. R., the idea being  that under  ordinary circumstances this  would become  a  central  receiving  and  supply point for the region round about.  This idea shared by others who purchased lots in good   faith   from   the  government at what, was  then the going price.  These men endured the unavoidable discomforts   attendant     upon    first  settlement   in   a   new   country.    They  built  homes and established  business   houses.  These,   properties; were given something  of a permanent value by the faith of the  owners, that t he government,   who  sold  the real   estate   would  protect   the purchasers  by   pursuing  such   a  course  as  would maintain   the   values.    Certainly  the throwing on   the   market  of  an unusual and uncalled  for number of lots at  uncertain intervals, and at merely nominal prices, would destroy whatever present VcJue the property  of  the   original  purchasers   may   have,   and   leave'   the  government' open    to    the     charge   of  obtaining  their  money under false pretences.  The question as to the value of the  speculators' lots in case no buildings  were erected becomes pointless when  careful considered. Town lots, however  fertile the soil, do not furnish within  themselves a means of subsistence. The  mere act of giving a man a lot on which  to build will not provide for his   family,  knowing full well that local feeling will  enable him to serine, the lot, at materially reduced figures, as compared with  current prices, when the auction sale  comes around.  KASLO1!] CITY OFFICIALS  on  at,  higher  least  than  The upset price placed  some of the iots was no  prices paid t wo years ago for adjoining  property. Those who invested their  money at that time in the belief (hat  prices would advance will hardly agree  with the statement thai the government is acting in the interests of speculators.  If 10!) lots were placed on ihe market j  at the present time, at an upsel price of j  So per lot, the result would be that half |  a dozen heads of families might secure1  lots and the. rest wouid either remain  unsold or fall into the hands of those  who could alford to fulfill the building-  conditions on speculation, and wait till  the government  lots  were  disposed of.  One  fact which  should  not  be overlooked is (hat   (he   government   is  RECEIVE THEIR APPOINTMENTS  WEDNESDAY.  ON  The .Vow YEtinicipal Engine will hv  Against the   Theatre   t'oiiii<iiiu.  lire  i  Council    will    Endeavor    lo    Secure  Hei'und oi' <;overiLitient Taxes.  IMreefed  The City  i  The Kaslo Oily council held its second  meeting  on   Wednesday  evening.    The  various  standing  committees   were appointed;  and   the  council  proceeded   to  M~(>k   the selection of city officials.  holding these lots in trust for the people  of Nelson but. for the people of the  entire, province. People whose taxes  and whose property have gone to subsidize railroads to build to this point, and  who have a right to expect a reasonable  general return.  The question in ight be asked, "Why  will the Tribune land policy not fit other-  localities? '���������; Why has'not its editor the  courage of his convictions?" In the  town of New Denver for instance, he  could furnish such an example of the  force of his argument as would cover  the government with -'everlasting confusion. Why not say to home-seekers  " 6o to New Denver. Look over the  McGillivray addition. Select, two lots.  Build on them, and hand over $5 for a  deed, and the lots .are yours." In this  way "population . would be centered in  New Denver, and there would be a demand for business property. Business  men do not locate in, towns where there  are no families." ^  Is, it possible that men of families are  not locciting at New Denver because  "residence property is held at prices far  beyond its value."  Come along Brer, John, let's see how  the thing works.  PAYING UP ON LOTS  ne  Those who Slave S'urchased S.ots Consider ii!  Advisable to Cash in.  During the week a rumor was spread  to the effect that the majority of those  who had purchased lots at the sale had  thrown them up. Inquiry developed  the fact that all but two of the first  payments have been made, and those  two are expected iu a tew days, as a  short, extension of time was  them.  In a conversation with  matter it: was   learned   tl  ment endeavored to base  on a combination of  the  the present condition of the market,  intention was--manifested to favor t  1-Jarry Anderson, formerly of Retal-  lack & Anderson, oi\ Ainsworth, "was  appointed city clerk.  -. Arthur Sherwood, formerly employed  by the management of the Comique as  constable, in accordance with the terms  of thelicense, was appointed Chief Const able. Cole Marchison was appointed  Assistant-Constable.,  C- W. McCann, as city solicitor, will  steer the civic -barque through the  troubled legal waters.  The Council then considered a lengthy  petitition re the Theatre Comique. This  place was designated as a standing  menace to law and order, and a disgrace  to the town. This petition was engineered by the saloon-keepers and quite  extensively signed by the citizens. The  petition was discussed at some length,  and was referred to the police committee  for report.  It was resolved to take steps to secure  and furnish quarters for the holding of  futm e-meetings-of council.  Steps will be taken to secure a rebate  on the licenses and other taxes collected  from thetown by the provincial government. It is hoped in this way to gather  some funds for the immediate carrying  on of the affairs of the city until such  time as the local.revenues begin to come  in.  'After some informal  discussion of > he  sit nation, the council then adjourned.  Mi  WANTS.HER OHILDEEN  H,yneh   Will   Slave   (hem   or   Sen<3  hei  gi anted  regard  to the;  jat  the govern-  the upset price  last prices and  No  hose  who had squatted on lots, and such will  at no time be the policy of tlie government.  While this may be true, there can be  no doubt that some from the fact of  their being squatters secured bargains.  In certain circles a feeling exists that  tlie government is too lax in dealing  with these cases.  As to those who have squat ted on government lots which they failed to purchase at the sale, nothing has as yet-  been definitely settled, and no official expression of opinion could be secured,  in view of the tone expressed by the  officials in Victoria it is not unlikely  that squatters will be .tree ted with scant  courtesv.  Will   Slave   (hem  IDnshand to .Bail.  During the  week a sad-eyed   woman  clothed in   widow's   weeds,    waited''on  Commissioner   Fitzstubbs   and    poured  into his sympathetic ear the old. old  story of man's duplicity. The details of  the story are about as follows: She was  married to Frank James Lynch some  years ago, and two children were the result of i he union. While residing in  Portland, Oregon, the couple separated  THAT KASLO MAYOE  .YSahes   a   .Siidieinl   Skip   in    linloading   his  Vagrants on \elson.  Mis   worship, Mayor  Green, of Kaslo,  attired in his robes of  office, seems bent  on   making   "the   punishment   fit   the  crime." with offenders who come  under  his notice.  This   week   he  sentenced Scofty Mac-  Dougall to three months   imprisonment  mcy and  JNTELSOJST.   B.  C.  and a town can  either within it  employment fo  are built only :~>  tied that his in  by so doing, i  owner of the 1<*  very little.  The term spe<  tion as to whef ;i  any more to tl  ary course inv<  the going prici .  by a decline oi  d  than to the in;  government   J  iti<  :'������ it furnishes  . the vicinity  -ants. Houses  ������������������:i.er   is   satis-  7e advanced  7-  ions  of   the  ��������� oncerns hi in ;  for vagrancy and bundled Scotty off on  the the steamer Ainsworth, bound for  Nelson as lie t bought, for a three inont lis  sojourn with P. C. Miles.  The officials at this end did not see the  joke in harboring and feeding the surplus population of Xaslo, so Scotty was  given a. return trip to Kaslo on Thursday.  As the new city proceeds with housekeeping it will have many things in  municipal ethics to learn, which as yet.  neither she nor her sponsors have  dreamed of.  'i;.m xo  drl'be  in   the  ne'y in  a.q lies-  applied  ordin-  a lot at  ���������usees  of losing  an  advance,  :' s a favorable  ���������'eets   a house,  Keen ami Itohinson  BSoii<Ie<l  The Reed and Robinson group, on  Four Mile Creek was recently bonded  by John Finch and Potsv Clark for  $10,000. A further bond of $10,000 has  been placed by the same parlies on the  Jenny Lind, an adoining claim.  The Reed and Robilison was bonded  by Messrs. Jowett and Chadbourne for  $1.0,000, on behalf of a London company,  but it was dropped at the beginning of  the tliver slump.  owing to a series of difficulties, and Mrs.  Lynch assumed the charge of the two  little girls, then only infants. They  were placed in a home for children, and  there remained until Lynch, who had  permission to visit them, succeeded in  carrying them,off under the eyes of the  astonished nurse.  Since thai time they have remained  with Lynch. About,., this time Lynch  became acquainted with a woman called  Neta Parker, and the children wore  placed under her care where they have  remained since last spring. Lynch was  j engaged in the saloon business during  ! the summer at Ainsworth and Kaslo.  ! A few weeks ago he came (town fo Nel-  i son and married Miss Parker. After  'this the newly wedded couple left for  i Revelstoke just in time to avoid meeting  | wife number one, who is ''in.iking a <le-  l termined effort to secure the custody of  ; her children.  In concluding   her   ^tory   Mrs.   Lynch  j stated that the only   excuse   that   could  i be urged  for  the  second   marriage   was  j the fact that   divorce   proceedings have  | been intituled,   and   are   now   pending,  i which Lynch evidently   iniended   to   let  i go by default, and   which   he   may   have  | supposed  were  completed.  j     Mrs.   Lynch   was   given   a   requisition  ; for the children, and a   warrant   was   issued for the arrest of Lynch on a charge  of bigamy.    Tlie mot her will proceed   to  Revelsroko and give the father t he alternative of giving up the children or  going  to jail.  FAILED TO FORK OVER  The CoimI on (lie .Yla.je.slie Cor   .SHi.OO.')   li.cl   no  It.v [M-faull.  Constable V. .Miles is considerably better off now than he was this morning.  He had the .Majestic claim bonded to a  Mr. Pierce, and he failed to take up the  bond. The .Majestic: is a free-milling  gold proper! y located about three-fourths oi'ii mile west of the Poorman mine.  The lead shows 21 feet of clean quartz,  and is strong and well defined. It has  been traced "for a distance of 1300 feet  and stripped at various points. Average assays give t he ore a value of $-���������"> per  ton. Pierce drove the. tunnel in to MO  feet, and left 250 tons of ore on the dump  but, his eastern backers failed to come to  t iinc, and so now Paddv considers  self $10,000 ahead  by the fact.  mn- THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C,  SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 21,  189  ���������' *-r>-awm.���������vz.T.rr?r.  r=TJ71TnSlKX2CS2ZainiM*3:nV>J.TMrr/I2^������ZK3a  2Era=r������G3Eri-^2K3233Zi13S3EI'IZrClir  ���������n,*r- ^*TT^^V3rr^rZTJZEsCE32LE!Z?r2iX?tZ  pTjf^'gtTmrry.Tr.T.f ��������� i,vrm.JiF*tti>22ximttrTxx!tts?2aes^^  A  BEOKEU LEDOE  "Turns   them   to shai^...and   gives   to   airy  nothing a local habitation an?l a name.���������Shake's.  ������<r   ������������������  .   That   scientific   men   are   not  able  to  escape  from   the  common   fate of their  less   informed    brothers,    and    fall   into  gre.vions errors, is proved by   the  career  of the great Darwin.    He came upon his  evolution    theory,   and   astonished   the  world    by     boldly   declaring    that    our  beloved though   remote   ancestors   were  in the habit of swinging   from bough to  bough iii their native forests.   In casting;  about in the animal   world   for   the pro-|  hable ancestor   of   man, Darwin appears J  to have entirely  overlooked   the  claims j  of that   humble   hut useful  animal���������the!  mule.     In   this   animal   there   certainly | ^  Lots for Sale   in       NAKUSP   DAWSON and ROBSON  appears quite as many ol  the characi er- j ./     istics usually called "human" as  can be,  found in any   ape, notwithstanding any  A  new Railway  under Construction.  \!, ���������  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat  of Government of  PVest K00 ten a y.  Choice Building and Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE EREGTSQN OF GOOD BUILDINGS  I  Apply for 1'rices, 'Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissiouorC. & K. Uy. Co., Nki.so-n, B.C.  closer resemblances in the inert1 physical  outline: Chief among the points of  resemblance between man and the  mule, i.-; ihe inherent tendency of both to  .1-  is   nothing much   lo  kick 'at, a shadow  will  do   quite  as  well as the substance.  The   business   man   has    his   moments  when he lays aside his " cash customer "  Law writing from Chicago, regrets that  the map wa.s not entered in the arts  competion  at the Columbian exhibition.  CE������WS <UBi..t&'ir A^PIMCATffttK.  smile   and   give   vent  to his feelings in j  language more picturesque than poetical, i  . . ,      ,,.,., .     .,,    ,,. .. .When times are   bad   he.   kicks   because !      \H M  I-c j U U   \     \ A       U  kick.   J.vick they must, and will.  If mere . >Jii.L,Illl   1    O     OilL/JL/i  they are bad and trade;   is  dull.     When   ���������  things shift a point or two for the bettei.  he kicks because they are not better yet.  P.OTiGE   OF   APPLICATEON.  The government sale of lots occasioned  the latest and most vigorous kick iu the  vicinity of Nelson. A number of people  grew tired of waiI ing for the uncertain  and widely separated sale of lots by the  government, and squatted on the government lots, and after building anything   .roni   shacks   to  several    vigorous  houses, waited,  demands   had  j        Ni.:i,sox, West I_oot__s\\y,        \ y."? Y VIII-  . Pkovinch ok J3i.rrj.SH Columhia. V-i-J*   uw of  Those   whom   he   is   owing show a grim ;  To wit:  of execution  issued at  :lie suit  a warrant,  of A. J. Marks  13i.uk Jay 1YIjn:-:u.\i, Claim  New Don ver Manning District.  rjpAKE NOTICE THAT W'B, R. ,JC. J,KMON,  j -"- free miner's certificate ,Xo. -J:J..'JI_, ami Scott.  1 McDonald, free miner':-, cerlilicate No. I!i,!_���������">, in-  1 tend sixty clays from f!;:t>.' hereof fo apply to tlie  ! Gold Commissioner for a certificate ol improvo-  ��������� monts for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  j Grant of the above claim.  __nd further take notice  thai  _A.fl(-i    .-><_������ ������-i������i_    > 15  been made for a sale of lots, the govern  ment fell into line and the sale was held, i  While if is ti ue that i . is a   difficult and ! customers,    all   fm nish   f  determination to have their money at 1 and Charles Van Ness, issued and to mo directed  once, and those against H horn he is against the goods and chattels of K. 1). _\ini---  holding r.ccountsshowan equal firmness I worth.  ;., ., \.ni.iii-iiv ili,> _>,���������;) Vww,-. r\i'   ,-,,n] ii>iQii<    I     I have seized ami  taken   in execution  all  the; , , ", ,*   *,     ,,.   .'    \,"   "- ,' " ,       ,.  in <t\ oiumg tne evil nom   01   settlement.      . .,,,..       ! mu-M, be sent to Ihe Mining Rocoruer, and action  .,,,,,. 1 .,      . ,     c 1 right, title, and interest, o!   flic said A. J). Aims- ,,   ,.       ., ,.       ,        ,...     ,  i'et stocks, laid in during   a   moment or , .,     .   . ,  .        ..... ���������    ,    ! commenced bcio-rclhoissuaneool such certificate  ' ������ I worth,   in  a certain mineral claim known as the :    ... .  weakness   fail   to   sell, while   the   stock , - jjuiralo,- which is an  undivided   one-sixth in-! 'n       C'"Cn  which   goes   aslry   on   .a railway line, is   forest in the said claim, as  on  record in the min- j Dated this first day of A\i������ usf, I SOU.  demanded in an  impatient   manner   not j ������U_   recorder's ofiiee at Now Denver, district of j   at all soothing fo his fellings. The carelessness of clerks ami the  crankiness of  lemes   for  his  almost impossible task to please, everyone, still it. is usually almost as difficult  to displease on every side. This, however, ivus accomplished by the recent,  sale. And accomplished with a completeness of detail worthy of a more important cause1.  West Kootenay. Province of British Columbia  situate three and one-half miles up Four-Mile  Creek adjoining- the North Star mineral claim, in  the Slocan'mining division of West Kootenay  District, Province of British Columbia, to recover  ! the sum of ?t27o.'.i7, amount of said judgment  values ' besides sheriff's costs,   and charges  authorized  are fumbling about with the. most, appal   ' '^   ,1VV'  eloquence and his kicks.  The   rich   man   kicks    because  Ail   of   which   f shall   expose for sale at the  court-house, Nelson, on  the 20th day of October,  W  ROBIMSON,  Deputy-Sheriff.  ing recklessness.     Investments   counted  perfectly safe, suddenly take on a shaky j A. D., 1S93, at the hour of It o'clock in the fore  look   when   his  funds  are   wrapped   up '��������� noon.  beyond all   hope.    Visions  of  the poor- j Nl!lson> 0iiL 13i mi.  house wander in his bewildered brain, as  one  disaster  after  another  is   reported  with a regularity quite exasperating.  ��������� The poor man kicks. If he is out of  I work   he  kicks   because   he cannot find  In th'1 first place the government was  dissatisfied. Jt felt that the mere act of  squatting was an injustice from the,  known fact that in all cases, competitive  biddmir is shut off when the time comes  for the squatter lo buy. No one will be '��������� anything to do, and dozens of little bills  mean enough to bid against a home j are pressing. If he is at work, he then  which a man has built in nood faith. has .iusfc cause of ^on.plaint in the. small-  The result is that such lots never bring "ess of llis wages, the number of his  more, than i$5 above the upset price.' To I h(H"'s of labor and the hard iialuteof  this price at anything like the 1 Ins task,  figures  for real  estate  is  to call  This sale is adjourned fill Saturday, 28th day  of October, ISiW, at. tlie same hour and place.  j XV. P. Rokinson,  j Nelson, Oof. IStli. 1S93. 'r>opiit.y-ShcrifT.  TKXWK5-S.  NOT.CE.  JOTICK is hereby given (hat Prank J^itch, as  agent for IWaxwell Stevenson, has filed the  necessary papers, [and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the' " Jiighlander "' mineral claim.  The " Highlander" is situated about half a  mile south of Ainsworth, and one-quarter of a  mile from Kootenay Lake.  Adverse claimants will forward their objee  lions within sixty days from the date of this  ���������publication.  N. jnTZSTO'JJJJa,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, JJ. C, Aug. 23, ISi.a Aug 2ii  NOTSOE.  JMQTEGE.  Till,  if ALL  MINES, LIMITED.  place  forth a howl of   indignation   from tho.-  ~J-Ni)l_KS for hauling ore in sacks from the  Silver King mine,   to  a  point in  or near  The miner kicks  because   after   spend- ] Nelson, will be reeoivod up to noon, on 27th Oct.,  interested, and to fail   to do so is to take I '"a  their wares fo a poor market. The  torn has been to give these squatters a  numher of privileges not usually accorded to the ordinary purchaser, and  several attempts to cut these privileges  down have notmet, with success; The  government has grown -.weary of playing the short end of tlie.game, and- now  has solemnly registered its kick' and'  says: " This is the last time."  ling  months, or  even   years  of toilsome : at the office of the company, Nelson, 13. C.  'search after mineral, the market slumps  cl[.       , ---      L    j     ToTiilPr-s must state the rate per ton on ore, and  just at the. time when h;1   makes   a  good; the number of ions that the tenderer will be pre  Then the real estate men are kicking.  They say that government sales are  invariably held at a time when timet, are  dull and there is little, doing. They also  say that the upset price is placed away  below the going market price of similar  lots held by others, This has, so they  claim, a tendency to keep the market  depressed, and from the uncertainty of  the times when thev sales will be held,  encourage people to hold off for an  auction, instead, of buying in the regular ! luoI.nm������r.  way as thvy ordinarily would.  location, and a saleYs almost impossible. I pared to haul within a period of 14 days from the  The  investor  kicks   when   he   finds the! ^tc of contract.  prospect which he regarded as promising, suddenly deprived of its immediate value, and he is forced to await the  slow pi-ocess of " better times "to even  up. -  And so it goes.    Man kicks when he is  born ;  kicks as, he lives ; and kicks when !  he comes to die. |  The   lowest,  or  any  accepted.  tender,   not   necessarily  II. IS. CROASDAILE, Agent.  MJNlitlAL ACT,   iS!������.  Notice of Application for Certiiicate of  Improvements.  "Jay Gould" Mineral Claim.  rjPA_-I_ notice that 1, as agent for-tho Shafer  -*- Gold and Silver Mining Company, free-  miner's certificate No. 'i:3,(ilU, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to ihe Gold Commissioner for a certificate: of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crow 11 Grant of Ihe above  claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  m ust be sent to the Mining .Recorder, and action  commenced before the issuance of such certiiicate of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON.  Dated this ISth day of August, 1S93,  Ainsworth, J3. C. Aug 2������  MOT8GE.  NOTiCE.  VI OTIC.I. IS lfl_Rl_]3Y GIVEN THAT A. S.  -* PARW PLL, as agent for Oliver Durante and.  Alex M. Taruot, lias filed the necessary papers,  and made application fur Crown grants in favor  of- the " Centre Star" and " Idaho" mineral  claims, situated about five miles west from the  Town of Trail. Adverse claimants will forward  their objections within 'JO days from the date of  this publication.  N.   PtrZSTLJ1313S.  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson,  13. C., Sop:. (������th, 18!W.  'r-K.fi.'.tfS'MBS.'ir.iTBWX 'ITH33P', T.tiJS.KS  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  u"i 5 &,  mmu  Tlie Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  Prom KELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TBEABAf*     'a'O   A Sib   K-'5J������>.-?3    A'SiS^OX     IPABBjV.  ���������SAYDTG- PAKEWELL  umner  -���������:��������� i ydek,,  'i'Sie. 3'rieiid.s ������S' Scv. Thos. D3. K������������k������������#������ S'rertJ'iiS ���������  Rev.-Thos.'-.H. Rogers, who enjoys the I  distinction of being the  first Presbyter-j Get quotations Oil  these  ian missionary located in   the  Southern Materials from  Kootenay   district;,   took   leave   of   his j  many friends in Nelson, on   Wednesday.! ���������Ja������0s  <P������  On   the evening prior to his departure  ~���������  j a large number of his friends assembled  The  squatters   conic  in   to  swell   the! at  the   residence  of  Oapt. McMorris to  chorus of kicks.    They say that, without ' tender   him   a   farewell.    When the refreshments   were,  served,    a   neat    little  purse, which would  assay  well   in kind  people a. town cannot be   built, and that  those who are. willing to come in and ; ^vi6.|it..s iim\ g()],i, was placed beside, his  make Homes here should be treated with | cup, as a token of the esteem in which  much more consideration   than the gov- i his friends held him.  The.  clergyman s  lot   in   the   western  There  are  erninent has shown them.    They kick at <:  mining town is no sinecure.  the upset prices, saying that  generally too  of   the market,   and   in   support of this ! are not so large.  s, saying that' tliey   were ; S() m;my opportunities for natures of the  ligh considering the state ; "good Samaritan " stripe, and   stipends  Mr. Rogers was never  NQTiCE.  OTICE IS HPR1CBY GIVJON THAT A. S.  FAItWKLL, as ayent for the Josephine  Mining Company, has filed the necessary papers  and made application for a Crown grant in favor  of the " Josephine" mineral claim. The "Josephine" is a northerly extension of the "Highland,"  Lot 258, Group 1, and is situate about 2h miles  north-west from Ainsworth. Adverse claimants  will forward their objections within CO days from  the date of thispiiblication.  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B.C., July 20tb, 1893.  MINERAL ACT,  1S93..V  Notice of application for Certificate of  Improvements.  " Shafer " Mineral Claim.  rff-lAKJS notice that I, as agent for the Shafer  ������������������*-    Gold  and   Silver   Mining   Company,   free  miner's certificate No. 43,010, intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements,  for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before Ihe issuance of such certificates of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON.  Dated this 18th day of August, 18.'5.'J,  Ainsworth, li. C. Aug 2(5  NOTBCE.  Direct Connection at Hobson every  'ITsir-siSay, 'H'hHB'MJiiy   hiss!  S:i2 3iEa������I:iy  Evening,,  With Steamer for Ukv.m.stoici:, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific ISastbound  and Westbound throuf-h trains.  TllliOUtlll   TlCKi-.'IS   lSSl'Hl),  JiAUUACIO ClIICClClOl) TO JJlCS'l'lNATlON,  No Customs Likkiculties.  J'jiiuipmcnt Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time,etc., apply  lo nearest agent.  .8. HASaEltTOS, Agent, Nklsox,  Or to ������������B-:0. M������D,. ZJHJWWX,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  CCOLUMBIA   &���������  j    KOOTENAY t  STEAM   WAY.   CO.  (limited)  TIME   CARD    HO.   8.  In.  INTO  EFFECT  SUNDAY,   AUGUST  13,   1893  i-   <u,   f^.i   11,.-,*-   ,.Q������������������   tv���������,  l,,^ ; backward in  this  respect.    By personal                   .                .  point out   the  tact  that   * ery  few lots j so,ic.itation and endeaVor he hasf assisted   were sold outside of  those   held  by  per- j luai)y a deserving as well as undeserving NOTICE  sons   compelled   to   buy   or    lose  their j case   of   distress, and   even   those who  homes.   Finallv everyone joins hands in I never   listened   to   his   preaching  have ] Notice of Application for Certificate of Improve  ', \-~   s-     "i ��������� i       rpi, i some idea of the extent of his usefulness,  a grand combination kick.     The govern- ,     My   n        s   goes   to   Nanain.o.    The  merit methods of disposing of lots is ��������� vacancy caused by Mr. Rogers' resig-  contrasted with those of the (J. P. R. ! nation will be filled by a young mission-  Fro m the   latter   company  a  lot can be | ary, Mr. Black.   purchased at any time and a definite | cJapf. Duncan and J. Dunlop arrived  contract entered into. Those desiring a j f,.um ]-ian creek to-day. They located  government lot must await the slow pro- ; the Fern claim, a gold property, last  cess of a public  auction sale, or run the i spring,   and   the   summer's   work    has  \. ,. ' shown satisfactory results,  chances or a squatter.    The   Perry Mining   Map con tines   to  .,    , ,1 n      ,     make   friends  with  those   who  require  Anyone who  unmagmes that the pio-. ,lliything   like   authentic    information  pensity to kick is confined to those who concerning the- different mining divi-  deal in real estate, is very much mistaken. | sions of West Kootenay.  .Coimnissioner  ments.  Wellington Mineral Claim.  rpAKE NOTIC.K THAT I, AS AGENT FOR  A the Kootenay & Columbia Prospecting and  Mining Company Limited, free miner's certificate  No. 44,298, intend sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certiiicate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the f  <ovc claim.  And further take oticc that adverse claims  must be sent to the fining Recorder, and action  commenced before tin, issuance of such certificate  of improvements.      r  EDWARD WATTS  Dated this first day of August, 1893. Aug 5  MINERAL ACT,  1S03, !  Notice of application for Certificate of i  .Improvements. |  "Bobtail" Mineral  Claim. i  TVy AKK notice that I, as agent for the Shafer I  Jl Gold and Silver Mining Company, free- |  miner's certificate No. <IS,G1(), intend sixty days j  from date hereof, to apply to the Gold Cornmis- !  sioner for a certificate of improvements, for the j  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON  Dated this ISth day of August, 1893.  Ainsworth, B. C. Aug 2(5  NOTJCE.  REVELSTOKE ROUTE  St it. COLUMBIA connecting with Canadian.  Pacific ['tailway'at Revelstoke for all Jfiastern  and Coast points Leaves Robson���������Tuesdays, and  Fridays at 7 p.m.  Leaves Revolstoke���������Mondays and Thursdays  at.5 a.m.  Passengers from Nelson should take the C. &  K. train leaving at 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  NORTHPORT  ROUTE  STKAMKit COLUMBIA, running in connection will) the C. & K. [tailway and tlieS. F. &N.  Railway between Nelson and Spokane, making  close connection at Spokane,with Northern J?aci-  tie, Great Northern and Union JJacilic for all  points east and west.  Leaves Robson���������-Tuesdays and Fridays at  5 a. m.  .Leaves North port���������Tuesdays and Fridays at  1 p.m. Passengers for Spokane should take C. &  K. trains leaving Nelson at 3 p. in., on Mondays  and Thursdays.  Tourists from Spokane for Glacier, Banff and  other C.P.It. resorts make close connection at  Robson with boats for Revelstoke.  KASLO  ROUTE  Stkamek NELSON  Sunday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Monday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Tuesday���������Kaslo to Nelson.  Wednesday���������Nelson to Kaslo, thence to  Lardo and return lo Kaslo.  Thursday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Friday���������"Kaslo to Nelson.  Saturday���������Nelson to Kaslo and return.  -VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY  -^ days from date hereof I intend to apply for  a Crown grant to the " Etna mineral claim  situated on Toad Mountain, West Kootenay District. This application will be made under clause  35, " Mineral Act, 1S91."  Copies of the field notes and plat can be seen at  the office of the Government agent, Nelson.  CHARLES VAN NESS.  Nelson, B.C., July 10tli, 1893. 158-8  Steamer leaves Nelson for Kaslo on Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 a. m., and on Sundays,  Mondays and Thursdays at 3 p. in.  Steamer leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Mondays  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m.,  and on Saturdays at 3 p.m.. connecting with  o,ll trains on tne C. & K. railway to Robson.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc..  apply at the  ^*MHCompany's offices, Nelson, B.C.  J. W. Troup, Manager  rauwnnumumBiuujiij&ii!  HHftUiUUBitffllMMdJMI^^ THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B.C.,  SATURDAY,    OCTOBER  21,  189  .3'  a'jEazn&ttssBi  ^zraynrquTpgH  > m- jw������ ujw.������������iuwlwu  a5������^ir^aBaayg^&'g3KiHAJifcJiiUH5HBsaaaaE  :c  ^fclincr.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, provided  the staff is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in Canada, or the United States, for  ��������� one year on receipt of two dollars. Those  ���������desiring sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ten cents.  ������CoNTit.\CT Advkktisements inserted at the rale  of !;3 per inch, (down the column) per month  and as much more as patrons will stand.  Transient Advkktisements inserted at the  ,    '   rate of 15 cents per line first insertion, and 10  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  ��������� Advertisements running for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Curc-AU, Private Remedy, and Next-to-  Pure-Reading-Matfer advert foments are not  wanted.  ���������Joii Pkintino of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices fo match,  Address  The Miner Printing & publishing Co.  nelson,   b.c.  RECORDS JN SPEECIi-MAR'JNG.  Those who h.-ive been laboring under  the impiession that the senate must be  ���������by this^time exhausted by all thcstream  ���������of talk, were evidently laboring under a  4>ig error. According to dispatches Senator Allen recently made i\ record for  long wind which eclipses anything before heard in the senate.  The pi ess reports stale that probably  never before in the history of the United  States legislatui e w;ts there seen such an  ���������exhibition of physical enduiance as that  .shown by Mr. Allen. Commencing at  ���������5.10 in the niternoon, he concluded his  speech on Ihe stroke of 8 o'clock the  next, morning, having thus bi-en on   thn  lloor for l-i.:, hours. Dining that time  In- occasionally sipped from a cup of tea  font this was his only nourishment-.  "When he finished his eyes were as clear,  liis voice was as strong, his gestures  ���������were as vigorous as when he took the  .floor. His respites were few, when he  suit to the clerk to have read certain  ^exceptions, but even then he remained  upon1 his feet without the slightest evi-  "~<itence of fatigue. -.<*���������   -  Ml. Allen's speech breaks all  previous  records, and  his   powers   of  endurance  won  for  hi in--the  admiration   of   those  ���������who were opposed to his tactics.  Prior to this Senator "Faulkner was  the holder of the highest record, he having held the floor for 13 hours during t he  .long debate on the Force bill.  This brings to mind several other exhibitions of "wind and bottom " made  <by legislators. Australia is credited with  amerabeiMvho spoke continuously for  .23 hours on a land measure in the local  parliament, and by so doing won his  point.  To British Columbia, however, must  be given the doubtful credit of .placing  ���������on record the longest speech tlie world  .has yet known. It is currently reported  that Hon. Amor DeCosinos, then a  .member of the provincial legislature, had  opposed a measure calculated to deprive some settlers of their land. By  various processes the bill had been reserved until near. the. close, of the session. At 10 a. m..of the day preceediug  that on which the legislature must close  DeCosinos took the floor and began  to speak against the measure. The  friends of tlie bill let him run on for a  few hours thinking that he would tire  -and tjnit, after which they would pa.ss  the bill as they had a safe majority.  Evening arrived and DeCosinos produced a huge, bundle of papers and a  stack of books which lie insisted on  reading as evidence. Then for the first  time the. scheme dawned upon the house  ���������and the friends of the bill tried to drown  ������us voice with cat-calls and shuffling.  He only rested his voice. The members  slipped out to dinner in squads, and  came back to slumber, but the talk  went on.  When the hour of noon struck next  day, it found a haggard man, with blood  ���������shot eyes, cracked and bleeding lips,  with his voice only a hoarse whisper,  but still talking, as he had been for 26  hours, without pausing, sitting down,  or partaking of refreshment of any  kind.  The house closed and the bill was  ���������defeated.  and kitchen of the Kaslo jail at the disposal of the new city. Judge of his  astonishment when he returned from a  trip, and found a 90 days "vag" from  Kaslo under the tender care of Paddy  Miles.  It had apparently not dawned on the  newly Hedged mayor that from now on  that city must care for her own criminals and at her own expense. The vagrant was promptly treated to another  lake excursion, and the town council  are busy considening ways and means.  On the Commissioner's last trip to  Kaslo a delegation, consisting of the  mayor, council and some of the leading  citizens,'waited on him and requested  that officer Craham be allowed to remain with them. The matter was made  optional with the officer and-he declined  the honor.  The delegation was surprised and not  a little crestfallen to learn that ihey  would be expected to pay the rwages of  auy officei of the peace stationed with  them.' By the lime the rate payers of  Kaslo get through with a police system,  the jail maintainance, a fire cepartnieul,  lighting, water, and the general corps of  officials necessary to carry on the business of the neg municipality, the emptiness of the honor will probably dawn  noon them.  In the meantime the officials are  almost daily running against lit tie snags  which make them pause and muse  "' There are more things in heaven and  iarth Horatio, than are dreampt of in  your philosophy."  officers above mentioned, associated as  members of the said company, must be  simple share-holders.  T. J. Lendrum, mining recorder at  Ainsworth, has resigned to pay a visit,  across the Atlantic E. M. Sandiland  the provincial constable, will succeed  him as recorder.  BANK   OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  COLUMBIA  (Incorporated liy Royal Charter, 1862.)  UAS'lTAL (i>iii������I up), ������tt<NMK>tt     .  (With power to increase.)  kkskkvii; fiixip, &>������<mh>o  $2,92<M>00  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  SOLi:    MA.VtII-MCTIigEKKS    OF    THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  usr els oust zBE,^^.3sroi3:-  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  INTliOBUGTOEY  STRUCK A SNAG.  The old-fashioned saying, "Like a  young hear, with its troubles all before  it," would fit the town of Kaslo quite  nicely just now. Commissioner Fitz-  .stubbs a short time ago placed the  cells  In these days of hustle and bustle,  when fortunes are accumulated in a  night, and little legal deciuuents with  large imposing seals call mammoth  wealthy corporations into existence in a  breath, when millionaires jostle each  other for a place at our restaurant tables  Us hard, very  hard, lo lell who's who.  Owing to the isolated position of some  of Ihe imporanl mining points in the  district, and tlie difficulty experienced  by those immediately- iuierested in .the  .mineral- properties in securing definite  information respecting the foreign companies desiring to do business with them,  lest-they should be entertaining angels  unawares, the Miner, proposes when at  all possible, to look up the records of  such companies and give its readers the  benefit of these investigations.,  it would tie .quite interesting to many  at present to know something authentic  of a company known as the American  Development Company, which for the  past year or so, has, under different generals been operating in the Kootenay  district. .-"Perhaps the best known representative of- this company is \V. D.  Middaugh, who figured as the head of  the mining department of the company's  extensive speculations^ The land interests of the company were looked after  by General P. W. Scott, who was reputed to have almost untold thousands  behind him.  The affairs of the company went along  swimmingly until the depression cornered the loose change in the United States  and then lirst one, and then another of  the company slipped across the line to  take the temperature and respiration of  the financial invalid.  W. D. Middaugh returneo and the  mining interests are receiving his attention, though operations are not quite so  extensive as some expected they would  be. The General has not come back  and the land interests are evidently  taking care of themselves.  An eminent American Attorney reports as follows from the records of the  .Suite of Minnesota:���������The American  Development Company was organized  and incorporated under the laws of  Minnesota, on December 12, 1892. The  capital stock is .$50,000. It. does not  appear how much has been paid in.  Stock is to be paid as called for. The  highest amount of the company's legalized indebtedness is placed at #10,Oct).  The incorporators are A. E. Humphries,  president, Duluth, Minnetota; George  B. Milligan, secretary-treasurer, Duluth,  Minnesota; George .1. Atkins, vice-president, Duluth, Minnesota. The stock is  in 500 shares *it par value of $100 each.  Under the laws of the state, if a similarly incorporated company exceeds the  amount of its legalized indebtedness,  creditors can only hold their officers and  stock-holders for double the. amount of  stock held by them, but in case of fraud  the officers would be liable for the full  amount.    Any  persons  other   than   the  BRAWGPIES =  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimp and Kamloops.  United Status���������Siin Francisco, Portland, Tacp-  ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  AGENTS AND C0RSESP0NDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  brancho1--; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  -branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and branches; Molson'.s J-iank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED  STATES���������Agents Canadian  Bank of  Commerce, Now Yovk :  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  DEPARTMENT���������  QAVLXGS  Deposits received at ������1 and upwards, and  interest, allowed (present rate) at3i- per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1S93. Agent.  Wo 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, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and "Westminster Ave., VANCOIJVEE, B. 0.  a   CARTSVfEL," J. W. CAMPION, d.  E. W. R/IACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  jHOTKa^s.  4J.i.asB'Ji'A& (all e>;>3������3  "5>K $!'->,<>������<>.������<������������  EI EST,        .... <������,������)frtt,4HK>  Sir    DONALD, A.   SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,....Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON............V7 . General Manager  Nelson'-Branch:. ."ST. :W> Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  WATSON,   B. O.  asE������M:.iii������.  '?.  TIIhs TOWN OF "W.VS'MO.V is situated between  J3car and Fish Lakes, on the Kaslo-Slocan  wagon road, 20 miles from Kaslo and 10  milesfrom Now Denver, is the most central  point in Slocan district.  The W.4TSOS BBOTKL is one of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country. The dining room and kitchen are in charge of female  help of experience. The bar is stocked with  the best brands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREft/I^ER   & WATSON,  PROPRIETORS. '.'"."'.-".'  C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.,  CORONER FOR  WEST JvOOTEXAY,  Ofiiec over Nelson Drug Store,  West Jiaker street,  Nelson, B.C.  D,  la;:au,  m. d.,  stroKTfxc; <j;oo������>������.  Branches in London'. (England),''New York  and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers.  Grant commercial and travelers' credits,  available in any part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  ��������� SAVINGS'   BANK- BRANCH.  Rate of interest at present 31 percent.  PriYSf.oiAX and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and' .<.   Houston  Block,  Nelson, I3.C.  Telephone   12.  SiriEYEl'INtt.  A,     S. GOING,  CIVIL   ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  ������������������--    LAND-SURVEYOR.  ICOOT  LAKI  1  is  \nsm  At the mouth, of La France  Creek. The Lake Port  and Outlet to the Famous St. Mary's River  and the White. Grouse  Country.  Seven Miles from, the Pilot  Bay Smelter, and 125  miles from Bonner's  Ferry or. the Great  Northern  Kailway.  Winchester Kities iu 88-56,'- 40-65,  40-82, 45-70, 45-90, and 50 140 culibers with  octagan barrel, i.-ricr-, S18.00.  TVii_iChester i.ifles. in 44 calibres  either model of-'73 or '72, price 816.00 with  c;cl;i<*:-!u, or S15.C0 with round barrel.  Marliu Rifles, model of '89, with  octagan barrel, 44 calibre, price ^18.00  Mnrlin Rifles, model '03, 38-55 calibre, octfigan barrel, case-hardened mountings, price $20.00.  Tisdnli Sz Greener shot guns.  Newhous.o, Hawley and Norton's  bear, beaver, and oilier traps.  Rogers' Hunting Knives.  Houston Clock,  .Nelson,  B. C.  mim.\<;  F.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,"  Nelsox,  B.C.  TWKNTY   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE   IN THE  152-52 AMERICAN  CAMPS.  \ix  C.  CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  M ETALLURG1ST, ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER  Properties reported on. . All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores g: v;n. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 731.Vancouver. W. f'  "V--A.3NT O O UVEIR  MIXI X( r   KXGIXEKR,  AXIJ ASSAYKK.  Ofliees Victoria .Streel.  EUilMfcSM;   .W.-tTKKIAS, .  / HE SUBSCRIBE It HAS EN  STOCK or en route from the  Coast :  N.EL.SOX.  H. C.  vb <'i7o\i:s:ics.  1 Carload Glass,  Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash   and Doors.  2 Carload Dry   Clear Eir   Elooriiig, 4-  inch.  j Carload Dry Clear Eir Ceiling, 4 inch  third   Cash,   balance   m.]1 Car/oad Factory  Cedar,  6 and 13 months with-1������������������'       An  Im,"euse  stock ������f c���������������������������������  out interest.  A Limited Number of Lots  are now on the Market  in the above Townsite.  Prices $50, and ������15. Terms  \\r   i*. i:oMiN^ON\  (JEXEIJAL    AUCTIONEER  NELSON.    B.C.  \V.\nti:;>.-Consignments of Household Goods,  Surplus Stock. Etc., for Auction.  Prompt returns.  All business transactions strictly confidential.  Lumber,    Shingles,    Laths,  Mouldings,  Apply to  H. WA'tBY, Kaslo.  | Etc., as usual.  G.  O. Buchanan,  B. H. LEE;'f Maryville. Kootenay Lake  C. HAMBER G-en. Agent.; Sawmill^  kelson, B. C. \ nelson and kaslo.  NELSON  LIMYaMFiD jTAELES  WSLSOM    8l   WILLIAMSON,  i'KOI'KIKTOKS.  HAY AND   CiftAIN F0K SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all Irainsand  steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals  for hire. Freight hauled and all kinds of job  teaming attended to.  gtrcot.   Office with Wilson & Perdu  l-C * !      >��������������������������� giiw. wmT.'-' "���������<>���������-��������� ->���������'". *-j" ���������'������������������s,'-"j-"..���������.;���������; "���������wvKfiy.-ie-.. vj .���������.-���������������������������.-���������"������������������y."'������,"~'* 'Hi r.,p.|*"-~r*~*^'1 '':.���������."?'*' "f,**,"* -*"^i\���������^'-iriw,''J''*,y''Vii?Kn?*^flc.''"'ri' ��������� \ '^"-   **' .,'��������� ���������."f^y���������'''������������������',"^>',���������'', ��������� ��������� -';.'��������� .L������'-. ���������' "��������� ���������.^"'i*ryr"-Fr'-" "T'.~-T >- -y. t.* ���������' ������������������ ^"^JZt���������l^t���������?*V^rY���������^~**ri^,^ rj'~. ������'A ������������������������������" yffJTvn.i-s^ ���������, ,.-;t;: -..rs?':;i. ���������������������������:; ..���������  ���������_-.iV-a������'.J-l i.3  *-.-...-t  ,v  uv tt.^.-*..,V-~,as...-*j.idH,,-^tf.*..V-i,������NK*-...������������������*���������- f^.^������������������.^v.-.���������^,������������������:fl'S^���������.,, .o',1.'.-���������'. ���������* Hf Kfe .H?'. .������������������.'���������--.'���������'��������� .������:,'���������������������-.-". V-1 -,i..*l������: xi. \\*.* -,. ������^,   :&V\;!\'-   '���������;:.��������������� AV torts- \~~;*,- ���������1-..Jj. .i.iViv'-^v.'.f..^J.,-..'f.j^,;'.v;: v. -  >������..'.." . V -.-.���������!X. ^^\7lii^,:;i:vl������-,l  .t1 '-'������������������  *. W "������������������ r  4  THE MINER,  NELSON,  B.G., SATURDAY, OCTOBER2T,   1893.  EZEasmywraaatM', jki\ww������,^.i*.jj.inM������naignm������mKrCT,w[iui������.'uj,i, j>i-imjuj. J1.Ti^a.,Liuiri-j^K7������,~..^....MjCT������tTg;^j������j.Tj.-:Liij jrgCTmr  BEOWN BEAE STOEY  UxiM;rieiiccs  Sear   Wail  of   Two    Iliiittc.s  t^rcck JLa.������j|. Week.  Lounging in a comfortable home, and  scanning the columns of. the '.Miner for  the latest'news from the Kootenay, one  is pi-one to forget the thrilling and  varied experiences which attend those,  engaged in   building   tip a  country,like  this, Narrow escapes from impending  destruction become "so common as to  excite but little comment, and men  juggle with death with as little concern  as tne 'conjurer tosses his trick knives.  Occasionally however the most iron  nerves become a lit tie unsteady as was"  proven the other day, From the classic  shades of McGill, to the turbulent waters  of Hall Creek, came Tom Brown, in  search of gold and . adventure. The  former has proven scarce, but the latter  is plentiful. '.'..,.������������������  Recently Brown and a friend named  G. Henderson, sallied forth in search of  something to slay. Brown had a Winch esler, on the barrel of which wis  stamped the mystic symbol7'45-S2." and  the friend carried a revolver which only  lacked the wheels to pa,ss for a "Maxi tn."  In their calculations they figured on  deer, but like many another thejr failed  to place their figures high enough. They  had not tramped far along the mountain  side when Brown spied d deer track and  both stooped down to examine it.  When they again stood upright a  third in vicinal hove into view, and proceed to join the1, party of interested  hunters. Within a few yards of them  stood a "silver-tip." Brown hestitated,  raised his rifle, then paused. Across his  mind Jiashed a thought : " What if, by.  my rash thirst for blood, I am leaving  some orphaned and tender little one to  face the coming winter "without a parent's care." This reflect ion quite overcame the tender-hear:ed .Brown, and he  lowered his rifle to wipe away a tear of  sympathy. In the meantime.his friend,  realizing that no format introduction  had taken place, blushed and retired  the various mine managers with a view  to getting them to establish such a rule  here. ;"-   7 ;'.,���������������������������'-.  The question of incurables was also  taken up, ancTdiscussed 'to.'considerable  length.1 It was recognized that the hospital should Hot be burdened with such  cases, but as no means could be suggested for their disposal, it was decided to  care for thenrunt.il they ���������could be sent to  their friends. The discussion, was  brought about by the fact that there is  one such patient in the hospital at the  present time.  J  DRAWING NEARER  TH������  Kails on fEtc Nelson ami BVh-J SIi������'i>j������ar<2  Within a Ooze 11 Miles.  The rails on the, N. &'F. S. railroad  will be into town in three weeks. The  tracklayers are withina dozen miles of  the town.  The  construction   work  will  bc-  pleted to the lake level this winter  Q  com-  The  there  The  work is so well 111 hand now that  is no longer any need for hurry  delay in tracklaying is occasioned by  the method pursued in trestle building.  The timbers are not brought on the  ground until'the rails are laid'up to the  edge of the stretch to he covered by the  trestle. This saves much teaming, and  compensates for the delay which the  method occasions. 0  Engineer Taber who is in town this  week is assured that it is Corbin's intention-to operate the road this winter.  ^ assorted stock Oj  Groceries, Dry Goods, Bootsr:a/^ Shoes, Hardware,  Crockery and Glassware, in the Kootenay District  aria7 asiwei sei7t for cash only,"we\can] afford to sell at  prices wM this for  SEWEE CONSTRUCTION  Again Brown raised his engine of destruction, but. met such a look of yearning  appeal in the soft pansy-blue eyes of the  bear that he desisted, ana fell back on  the the main line. This left his friend  in tlie front. The latter paused unlim-  bercd his gatling gun, and would have  opened fire, but the bear fortunately  remembered "ah engageimmt elsewhere,  and solved the problem   by clearing out.  Both the bold, bul tender hearted  hunters heaved a sigh which scared the  squirrels, and the remainder of the day  was spent, in pointing out the weak  points in .the others plan u\: attack.  VAGRANT CHICKENS  <,'or<lMoo<I, Co:il Oil, assiS SHIicr 3*n������i������eriies  ISccoiiic Very SiesJJvc,  There is an increasing number of  complaints about petty piiierings in and  about town. People are constantly  missing various small articles left in  sheds and back kitchen.--. Tins of coal  oil, sections of wood piles, an occasional  suit of under clothing left on the line,  potatoes and suco. things have, taken to  themselvss wings and floated away in  the stilly hours of the night in a manner  at once awe inspiring and exasperating.  One merchant who laid in a stock of  chickens for his win; er consumption  complains that his family must average  two chickens per day to each member  according to the way they are going.  Ed Traves is among the sufferers.  Some time ago he purchased a lot of  thoroughbred chickens at an considerable cost. One morning he was informed, that one of his $8. hens was missing.  A frantic search failed to produce any  clue to, the whereabouts of the hen.  This experience was repeated several  rimes on successive disappearances  from the roost, until at last the news of  some fresh disappearance called forth  nothing, put a suppressed sob of emotion.  Now Ed is preparing to paper his henhouse, to make its sole remaining occupant as comfortable as possible for the  winter. He then intends to practice up  on the. harmonica, to the end that he  may cheer up the lonesome hen, so that  she will stay with him till spring.  These petty thefts are becoming so  numerous of late that now a. careful  watch i* beging to narrow them down  to a certain locality.  Birdshot in broken doses has been  recommended by experts as a specific  for kleptomania, and might be tried to  advantage on some of these gentry who  are ma>png themselves too numerous.  To Kcgiu at Once oil Wan' orcek���������Teiulcr  Opened M' ..day.  TheO. P. R. h^o received at the loba  office, form '...gineer A. E. Hodgins, the  plans and specifications for the Ward  creek sewer. These "call for a closed  drain the size of which will be 20x28  inches inside measurements,, The box  is to constructed of 2 inch cedar, and all  the sills will be of cedar.  The drain will be t-both water and air  tight so that no foul smell can escape,  and when proper connections are made  along its length will be a grea,t improvement. The work will begin at Victoria  street and extend to low water.  Tenders have been received this week  'and..will be'opened.on -.'Monday, and as  the work must > begin at once after the  awardingfof tte contract, construction  should be under way by Wednesday.  Mr. Hodgins will superintend the building of the sewer.  yotirself.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Sto G������  Klcthodisf..Mission WorK.  The report comes from Hamilton^ Ont.  that the Methodist Mission Board has  fixed the. proportion of appropriations.  British Columbia gets $6,235 for clomes-  tic missions; $20,-111 for Indian work;  in addition, to which'is an extra of $-1,25-1  for Chinese work. c  ;     PARAGRAPHS.     7 7  J. D. Graham, formerly constable at  Kaslo,will be stationed at Nelson in  the future.  T.J. Finucane. of Winnipeg, will succeed L. Craig as accountant at the Bank  of Montreal.  The Bank of Montreal recently purchased the Barret block which was  sold under a mortgage held by Mclnnis  and Burns of Calgary. The price said  to have been paid for the property is  some $0,500.  W. F. Teelzel came in from New Denver during the week. He has grown so  enthusiastic aboutthefuture of the little-  town by the Slocan hike, that' he-'lias  closed out his drug business in Nelson  to J. Gibson, his funoer partner, and  will in the fui ore devote his attention to  his properly interesns in New Denver.  A, JO WE  TT  Auctioneer and Commission  Agent.  REPRESENTING  No. 1, JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON, B. 0.  The-Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix. Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident, Fund Accident,  Society; also the Sandy ' Croft' Foundry Company, near-  Chester, JSngland, makers of all kinds of mining nuv-  cliinery,cair compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  ft  99  DIRECTORS' MEETING  Ways aii������! lloans of (lie IvooJi'iiay Lake EBos-  jiitul are l������isf.iiss������:il.  The Board of Directors of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society held a  meeting on Monday evening for the consideration of ways and means.  The present consideration of the hospital was discussed, and it was resolved  to get the institution in good shape for  the3 reception and care of patients as  soon as possible. ,  rt was pointed out that 111 all mining  countries it was the custom for the  mine owners to collect a monthly hospital tee from each of the employees, and  pay it over to some hospital 111 return  which the men are ent itled to free treat-  in case of sickness or accident. It  solved   that  the secretary call on  Mining Moles.  The East Kootenay placer claims have,  been laid over till June 1, 1S94.  Little is being- done in the Similki-  meen as capital is needful to work the  placers.  Gold , Commissioner Cummings, of  East. Kootenay, has located a wagon-  road to Mark Creek and St. Mary's  district. The route chosen was up  Cherry Creek and across Luke Creek to  Mark Creek, a distance of fourteen  miles.  The Bedrock Flume . Company are  operating on Bock creek, in the Okana-  gan country. They ha.ve been working  about two months, sinking shafts on the  sides of the river and tunneling under.  They are reported to have good prospects.  The night shift on. the Bunker Hill  and Sullivan, one. of the. principal properties in Ward nor, Idaho, has been  laid off, and 20!) men are thereby out of  employment. The unsatisfactory state  the lead market is assigned as the cause  of the lay-off.  The Thunder Hill mining company j  has recently negotiated a loan of $30,000 j  which sum will be used in paying outstanding accounts, and in developing  the property. The first, work to be done !  will be to thoroughly prospect a new j  claim recent ly acquired by the company, j  a.nd said to be Far more valuable than 1  was at first, supposed.  The result of the season's work on  the North Star mine, recently bonded  for $-10.(KM), is reported as follows: The  ore body consisting of a mixture of carbonates and .galena, has been exposed  by four cuts. No. 4 cut, about 150 feet  south of the shaft, shows 60 feet of ore  from wall to wall. No. 3 cut shows 50  feet of ore, and two bodies of galena  each about 10 feet wide. The other two  cuts present almost equally fine showings. An average sample of the galena  is reported to have returned an assay  71 ounces.  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  rebate for buildings erected  The best residential  property, in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W.   A.  Jowott, agent for Nelson and district,  ,(,',- Junes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  A.  JOWETT, ,.���������>.���������. |  Brokers, Auctioneers and Commission Agent.  AT  & 125.00  .lOSKPIUNK  STUKETS,  NELSON, B.C.  PANTS,    PANTS,     PANTS.  Perry' Prospectors' Map of  "West  Kootenay.  Showing the Mining-Camps  of Kaslo, Slocan, Nelson  Ainsworth, Trail-Creek  and Lardean.  T  Pocket  Form,  Half Mounted,  Full Mounted.  $2.50.  3.00.  4.00.  To make room for Fall Stock.  I will sell fifty pairs of Pants  at $7; $8; and $9  three for $20, $23  also suits, from  $30,  each, or-  and $25���������  up.    Now  "is the  time  ���������4-/-.  save  money.  Corner  T"~TC?~R  '1.1    J      B  u  "Ward- and.  Baker Streets:,  Wo carry  hotels  full linos of all kinds of furniture for residences.  ,-and'offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at. prices lower than eastern and coast.  We' are also   agents   for  f   <S^)\������tf������������^w--  EVANS   PIANOS   AND    DOILERTY   ORGANS.  NKI.SON   STDIJK  So. i SSiMJ.sSois A Unit Et to J D<25 nji". .Josi'pliitK' S(s-������-f������.  of  \\  A   recently   finished,  equipped hotel at Duncan  erected on two of the best  townsite, for sale or  11-  City  lots  to  men  iv as  i-es(  Attains EI������;cl������'<I lrosn <ari !���������<><>.  The final Oarihoo election figures have  been   received.    They  give  Adams   122,  .Tohnst,-in 90, and Murphy 08. Mr.  Adams is therefore elected despite the  fact that the districts to he heard from  rendered the 16 majority first reported  in the incomplete returns, somewhat  doubtful. Adams is a government/ supporter, having declared himself to that  effect at the opening of the camp^'gn.  desiring the  immediate  pro-  pos-  ; in   the  i lease.  J Any one  I perty can  have  'session.  For tetms apply to,  ! C. HAMBER,  j \    Nelson,  B. C.  You Drink Beer, oj Course  Tken Drink the Best.  ?  Ml  -*������:  B<- sure you get it.    The best (jiialty and lowest prices in?  Liquors, Cigars, and Provisions at  O En  J3A1CKR STREET,    NELSON.  AGENTS   l-'Oli  Hiram Walker &  Limited  ?on S,  and  Fort Garry Flour Mills  Manitoba  P. O. box G9.  Telephone 24..  fr  \  Ml  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, 13. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS',.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing  documents drawn up-  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  . >//<  .-/J  M  m  \  ntwwwwwwjinBttW  mwmiW)MII������������M^


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