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Array Only Paper  Printed in the  I������ootenay Lake Mining I>istriets.  For Kates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth Page,  FUMBEE 11  KELSOK,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE   20,   1890.  $4 A YEAE,  WHAT    IS    BEING     OONE     ON    TOAD    MOUNTAIN.  The tunnel on the Silver King is in over 200  feetj and is being driven at the rate of 12 to 13  feet a week.    Some 250 feet have yet to be run.  A contract was let last week for the erection of  '.''riew buildings, 'and:the work is now under way.  Ore sorters are at work, and shipments averaging 4 tons a day are made to the landing at Nelson.    Joe Wilson has the contract for packing  the ore, the train of 24 packs making a round  trij} a day.   The price paid is said to be $10atori.  At present the trail is in fair condition, but it  is just as sleep as it ever was���������part of the ^distance raising over 1000 feet to the mile.    At the  Dandy, the west extension of the Silver King,  work  is suspended pending the erection  of a.  boarding-house near the  shaft, so as  to allow  work to be carried oh during  the witer.    The ,  shaft is down some 20 feet on the ledge, and is in  ore carrying grey copper, that is improving as  depth is attained. - The ledge is well defined, and  is uncovered sufficiently to prove its continuity  for the whole length of the claim.    The shaft  will be sunk to a depth of 100 feet this winter.  A. H. Kelly, one of the owners, is now doing-  assessment work on an adjoining parallel claim  to the south.    He reports striking a ledge that  looks  promising.    Assessment, work  has  been  done on Lay & Topping's Giyeout, a claim that  is'-.the west extension of the Dandy.   "Si" Johns  and "Billy" Hansen own the Last Chance, the  second  extension.    They are  doing the assessment work, a.nd expect to uncover a ledge that  will make them both capitalists.    Mike Kealy's  Yankee Girl is the next claim; on which work is  now being done.  On the  Iroquois ledge, the Union Jack, the  eastern extension of the Iroquois, shows over 2  feet of ore, carrying galena and gray  copper.  The ground is  owned   by  James  Durkin  and  Harry Young of Colville.    No work is being done  on the Iroquois.    The Gypsy and Hidden Treasure, first and second  western extensions of the  Iroquois, are owned by'John,.R. Cook and C. H.  Randall,   respectively.      The   latter   ha,s   done  about $400 worth of work on the Hidden Treasure this summer.    Next to the Hidden Treasure  is the  "Vineta Boy,  owned  by  Charles  Malley  and Frank Goodman.    It shows a strong ledge  of oxidized iron, on which a shaft has been sunk  30 feet.    The impression is that if sunk on to a  depth of 75 to 100 feet, the ore would turn into  lead and be a paying proposition.    Bruce Crad-  dock  owns the  next  claim.      The assessment  work  has been done on it this season.    Adjoining the  Vineta Boy  and  Craddock's claim to  the  south is  the Jim   Crow, on which a short  tunnel has  been  run   and  an  open  cut made.  While apparently there is no well-defined ledge,  8 to 10 feet of the country rock is seamed with  stringers ���������   of    ore   and    strongly   mineralized  throughout.     The   ground   is   owned   by Ben  Thomas, Charley Lundberg, Charley Town send,  John Johnson, and Pat Grace, who also own the  Iroquois. !  Taking into consideration the known richness ;  of the Silver King and Kootenay Bonanza, but I  little headway is being made on the other claims j  on Toad Mountain. Everyone is looking for- j  ward to the time when the Hall properties will !  pass into the hands of a~strong company, then it ���������  is expected that capitalists will be more eager ;  to take hold of and open up other ground believed to be rich.  i  Unused  to Modern  Furniture.  One  of Nelson's  hustling business men'paid   i  Spokane Falls a visit last week, and, of course, |  put up at the Hotel Spokane, the toniest tavern i  in the village. He says he was given an |  elegantly-appointed room on the first floor, and !  treated as if he was the owner of Nelson's great- j  est mine, the Silver King, instead of only being j  the possessor of a Trail Creek wild cat. He is  one of the "boys" when away from home, and  had to take in the town. Returning to his room  in the early hours after midnight, he undressed,  then looked around for a bed on which to  dream of houries uncaressed, but could not see  anything except his own reflection in the mirrors that seemed to stand and hang everywhere.  Not wishing to show that his knowledge of  inodern furniture was confined to a shake-down  and a candle-box, he swore to, himself that he  would sleep standing before he would go down  to the night-clerk and ask for assistance to find  the bed. After pulling out all the drawers in  the bureau and the wash-stand, he overturned  half a dozen chairs and stumbled up against a  mirror that seemed to reach to the ceiling. The  jar caused it to swing back to the carpeted  floor, revealing; to his great astonishment, a  luxurious couch. Satisfied that he had fouud  what he had been looking for, he next attempted  to blow out the incandescent light, mistaking it  for an ordinary suspended lamp. After several  fruitless, attempts he gave it up in disgust, saying to himself as he crawled into bed, that he;  was either drunk or too far, away from home.  NEWS    NOTES    FROM    BIOT V SPSfcffNCiS. ���������  The Skyline is reported  closed to outsiders,  but the ore output continues, and of a character  fully as rich as previous shipments.    . .     .'....   . .  Men are at work on the No. 1, under the superintendence of John Thompson.    That property  and the United were inspected this week by dr.  Campbell, manager��������� of the mining and smelting  company at Revelstoke.     . .     ..     ...    It looks as  if high-grade pre was at last struck on the east  side "of the lake, as dr. Hendryx is taking some  good-appearing ore from the great Blue Bell.  McLeod & Franklin are sinking on  the  Glengary, the second claim  south  of the  United, and are reported in ore that promises  good returns.    ....   ' . .    The Tenderfoot, the  south extension of the  United, has been purchased by W. W. Sprague. from Frank Ernest  and Ralph Watson, the men who recently sold  the Fourth for $9000 cash.    The Tenderfoot was  also a cash sale.    ..    ....    ..    An expert named  Milligan was in  the district for several days,  looking the ground over, it is said, in the interest of the Northern Pacific.     If the showings  justify  it,   that road   will   at once   commence  work on the Kootenay branch.    ..     ..     ..    Development work on the Fourth is being pushed  under   the    foremanship   of   mr.   Trevarthen.  . .     . .     ..    W. W. Sprague has been appointed  George J. Ainsworth's agent at Ainsworth, vice  G. B. vVright resigned.  Finds Fault with a Trail.  C. 0. McKay of the Columbia Lakes country'  states that he intends   bringiug in a bunch of  beef steers to Crawford's bay, so as to help supply the demand for beef in the camps on Kootenay lake. He says that the trail up the St.  Mary's "river from Cranbrodk, and for which  colonel Baker secured an appropriation of $1000,  ends nowhere, and that he is compelled to drive  his cattle to Rykert's custom-house, and there  ship them aboard a barge and have them towed  to the bay. He thinks the appropriation was  frittered away, as the amount was ample to  have made a good trail from the upper Kootenay country to the lake.  Petitioning for  Postal Facilities.  An effort is being made by the people of Bonner's Ferry and of the valley between that place  and the boundary line to get the mail route extended from the Ferry to the international  line, there to connect with one from Nelson, via  Ainsworth, to Rykert's custom-house. It remains to be seen whether the officials at Washington are as dilatory as those at Ottawa.  Ore to -lie Snipped from the Skyline.  E. S. Wilson has taken a contract to pack ore  from the Skyline mine to the landing at Ainsworth, and will send all his pack animals up by  the next boat. Fifty tons of ore are already  sacked, and the output of shipping ore is about  2 tons a day. The ore will be sent to Montana  for reduction. ' ���������' '  TO   THE   SLOCAN    AT    LAST.  The track of the Columbia & Kootenay branch  of the Canadian Pacific Was to have reached the  west bank of the  Slocan this afternoon.    This  brings it within 16 miles of Nelson.    The square  timbers for the bridge cribs will be in place next  week,  ana  the  truss  the  week  following, the  timber for  the  latter being framed at Sproat,  By that time the  2|   miles  between the Slocan  and  the" west end   of   Reefer's   work   will be  graded, which will give  the  tracklayers  clear  sailing  for  a  stretch of  7 to 8 miles, the only  thing likely to delay them   being the trestle  work, which seems to be lagging because of the  small force employed.    On completion- of the 2������  miles east of the Slocan, Whitehead, McLean &;  McKay will rnove their outfit to Sproat and be- <  gin work on the extension  from that place to  the new terminus, which  has  been located up  the Columbia about 2'miles.    Keefer..& Co. have  all their work on the north side of the Kootenay  well under way, and   part of their force  were  moved to the soutji  side this week, mr. Keefer  making his headquarters at the place known as  Davenport, 4 miles down the river from Nelson.  The work on the south side is heavier than that  on the north side, because of the .difference in  the  character  of the rock���������-that on the north  side being rotten and  seamy, while that on the  south  side is  solid granite.     Two carloads of  giant powder froni Victoria are already on the  ground, and another will  probably be  needed  before the work is completed.     It is stated that  contractor Campbell will be  furnished a number more men, to  enable him  to  maJte better  headway with the trestle work, and that a portion of Whitehead, McLean & McKay's force  will be transferred to Keefer & Co.    One thing  was clearly demonstrated   on   the   work   this  summer, that is, that Chinese are far inferior to  whites as laborers.    No one of the contractors  on the Columbia & Kootenay will again employ  Chinese if white labor is obtainable.    The timbers for the Kootenay bridge will be procured  on the lake, the 54-foot sticks being obtained at  the coast.i  fioat River Ifei.st.rict  Promises Well.  Ten locations  have  been made  in the  Goat  river district, several of them with good surface  indications. About a mile northeast of "Jap"  King's claim, Thomas Shearer and his partner  have made 2 locations on a ledge fully 8 feet  wide. The croppings, he says, are similar to  those on Toad Mountain, showing copper  pyrites, peacock copper, and galena. "Jap"  King has 2 feet of solid galena in his 4-foot ledge.  Dr. LaBau is running an open cut on an extension of King's claim. Ten men are now in the  camp. "Sandy" Divine and mr. Hall, the  assayer, are at work further"up the lake, the  Goat river camp being located nearly due east  from the lower end of Kootenay^ lake and  reached by a trail that leaves Kootenay river a,  mile below Davis's-ranch. Preparations are being made to -work the claims all winter, and  hopes.are entertained that a shipment of ore  will be made before navigation closes. Mr.  Shearer states that miners -making locations  there are put to considerable inconvenience and  expense by not knowing where to record their  claims, and believes that a commission recorder  should be appointed for the district.  Sure Indications of Placer Hoggings.  The old-time traveler on the government trail  between  Nelson  and  Ward's  ferry would, by  seeing the muddy water running in 49 and Bird  creeks, imagine himself back in the placer districts of northern California. Quite a number  of Chinese are at work on the latter creek, one  of the railway gangs deserting almost in a body,  preferring the more congenial labor of washing-  out gold to that of shoveling gravel on a side-  hill cut. The hydraulic company on 49 creek  are at work, and their first clean-up will be a  surprise to doubters who claim there is nothing  in placer mining.  .ea  ���������fc.������" THE  MDTEE:   NELSON,  B.V 0.,  SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBEB  20,  1890.  Goods  and  Supplies Delivered at any Prospect, Olaim, or Mine in the Hot  Springs Mining District.  j  PP LI  TAPLE G  CARRTr   FULL   LI3STES   OIF1  ���������AND STEEL,  '..   -���������  FLOUR AND F  BOOTS A  USLDERS' HARDWARE,  :   DRY GdODS,-      ;  Drugs and Cigars in stock at Ainsworth.  AINSWOETH, B. C, and REVELSTOKE, B. C.  c  PREFERRED. .'SPIRITUAL   REPOSE   TO   INTELLECT-  'UAL- UNREST. '"-v.'..  After all that has  been written and may be  written about the great Roman Catholic prelate who has just passed away, the life of John  Henry Newman will remain a mystery,  except  to the few who may be specially qualified by  nature to enter into sympathy with the experiences   of   a   spiritual   personality   so   nearly  unique.     We     say    "spiritual"   rather     than  "mental" because we are convinced that the key  to dr. Newman's career is to be found  in his  spiritual as   distinguishable from   his   mental  characteristics.    We have no wish to enter the  field of polemical theology, but we shallnot, we  think, unduly disparage any claim to a rational  basis which may be made on behalf of the religious system to which he became so influential a  convert, when we express the opinion that dr.  Newman was driven to the Roman Catholic fold  by the force of religious rather than local considerations.   In the exercise of that free agency,  which,  in  later  years,  he described  as  man's  special   endowment,    he   found   himself   constrained    to    choose    between    two   divergent  courses, the one leading to an arena of constant  intellectual unrest, the other to a haven of permanent spiritual repose.    The emphasis must at  every point, it  seems to  us, be placed upon the  word   "spiritual," for, though dr. Newman did  not shrink from  the most vigorous exercise of  his subtle and powerful intellect, his nature was  so constituted that he could never stop short in  the religious sphere of what stood to him as infallible certainty.    The devout mind which resolves  at all cost and hazard  to maintain the  right of private judgment must accept, as one  consequence, the possibility of being from time  to time tossed hither and thither on a sea of uncertainty.      On   a thousand   occasions   and  in  reference to a thousand obtrusive questionings,  it is obliged to take refuge in  the limitations'.of  the human  faculties and  the  imperfection   of  human knowledge, and to console itself with the  assurance,   "What thou knowest not now, thou  shalt know hereafter."   But there are certain  natures which can never endure the thought of  resting in, still less of contending for that which  may, after all, prove to be a half truth, or but  one side of a many sided truth, or even no truth  at all.    The soul cries out  for certainty, and in  the anguish of its unrest and  longing persuades  itself that because uncertainty is so painful and  unsatisfying, certainty must be attainable.    For  natures of this  type such ideas as those of discipline and development through struggle have  no affinity.    They cannot understand or accept  life as a school for development or an evolutionary stage.      One does  not need  to go  to the  Roman   Catholic  communion   for  examples  of  the facility with which  even strong minds can  bring   themselves   ultimately   to   believe   that  which they wish to  believe or are persuaded it  is duty to believe.     Dr. Newman's frank declar-  taion "in his later years that he had found the  rest and  peace  for  which  he  sought, his  emphatic denials that his mind was still subject to  doubts  or misgivings on theological questions  show how complete was his success in attaining  the place and attitude., we have almost said the  spiritual Nirvana, for which his soul had longed.  To what extent such peace, attainable through  mental surrender rather than mental conquest,  is either desirable in itself or conducive "to true  spiritual growth and influence is a question into  which we need not enter.  Should not he Ashamed of the Old Ifeays.  Mrs. Mackey, wife of John W. Mackey, the  oneTtime Nevada mining man, but now of the  Postal Telegraph Company, seems to be having a good deal of trouble in getting her social  position fixed on a secure basis.    For the past 3  or 4 years there haye been suits from time to  time against newspapers and individuals who,  it was charged, had libelled mrs. Mackey by referring to her as having been a washerwoman  before her marriage with her present husband.  One editor in England, who had either originated or published the report, was mulcted in  damages, which mrs. Mackey promptly promised to turn in to some charity. Still other suits  have been either begun or threatened, until the  prospect has been good that mrs. Mackey would  end her days in litigation for the purpose^of establishing her social position. Recently^ the  rumors nave been put afloat again, and mrs.  Mackey or her husband has offered rewards for  the detection of the persons who have started  them. It seems that they have their origin, so  far as this side of the water is concerned, with a  woman suffrage agitator in Washington; and  mrs. Mackey has been advised by friends and  counsel here that it will be futile to make any  attempt to punish the supposed, offender. It is,  therefore, probable that no suits will be brought  in this country for the purpose of fixing mrs.  Mackey's social status in Europe. All this will  seem very amusing to the average American.  Everybody knows that in this country there is  no such thing as social position, except that  which persons may make for themselves; and  the question of their birth or employment does  not enter at all into the matter, except that the  latter shall be honorable. Mrs. Mackey should  not be ashamed of, or wish to forget, the days  when she assisted, her mother to run a boarding-  house in Virginia City, Nevada; for there it was  that she "caught"*the man that placed her in a  position to gratify her inordinate vanity to become a leader in society in European.capitals.  Get Scared at the Approaeh   of an Investor.  The disposition to  place fancy values on properties a,s soon as  a prospective investor makes  his appearance is not confined to the mining  camps on Kootenay lake. The owners of undeveloped claims in California, Nevada, Arizona,  Montana., and Idaho districts also become scared  as soon as a buyer approaches. The thing  works about this way: Claims for which negotiations have been conducted have enhanced in  value (to the owners) every day succeeding that  on which the subject has been broached. Today  a claim can be bonded for $3000, and all is  lovely. Tomorrow "my partner refuses to sell  for less than $4000." The latter figure is no  sooner agreed upon than "we have been thinking it over and have concluded that we can't  give the claim away ��������� our bonding price is  $6000." And so they talk day after day, backing and filling, until negotiations are broken off  in disgust. Claims that could be had for $1000  before the prospective investor puts in an appearance, are held at 5 times that figure within  a week afterwards.  THE    PRINCE    OF   WALES   NOT ������OF   A   RAO   SORT.  If  the   chivalrous  and  knightly character of  the Austrian emperor reminds one  of ancient  rather than of modern times, that of the prince  of Wales, on the other hand, must be regarded  as thoroughly in keeping with the present age.  England's future king is  exceedingly what the  French describe as "fin du siecle" (end of the  century),   whereas  Francis   Joseph  of Austria  would be set down by many as "vieux jeu" (old  fashioned). The one is the knight of the round-  table epoch, the other the gentleman of the last  quarter of the nineteenth century, and possessing all the merits and a few of the vices oi the  English club man of today. That the prince is  quite as fully imbued with the sacred character  of royalty is clearly to be seen from the harsh  and cutting manner in which he has resented  his siste.7' Louise's marriage to lord Lome and  that of princess Beatrice to the Hebrew-descended Henry of Batten berg? While, however,  he loses no opportunity of making these 2  bro thers-in-law of hisfeel the Impassable gulf  which separates his ra,nk and station from  theirs, he is most careful to conceal from the  general public his opinions as to the divinity  which hedges kings and their offspring from the  common herd. lie possesses in a most marked  degree that principal ingredient of power, influence, and success, namely, tact, and it is to  this influence in j>articular that he owes his  widespread popularity.  Good-natured almost to a fault, his otherwise  sound   judgment   and   common   sense   become  sometimes warped   by  the insidious influences  of unworthy friends.    When his record comes  to   be  written   in   the   Great   Book,   it   will be  found that  the chief ancl almost only wrong doings  of this  most   happy and   pleasure-loving  prince will be on the score  of bad companionship.    It is, however, impossible  to  retain any  notions as to the divine or sacred character of  his royalty after hearing him  bandy witticisms  of  a   rather   risque   nature   with   a   sprightly  French actress, or when watching him absorb a  hearty midnight supper in some boulevard restaurant with  a few  boon companions.    Moreover, it seems rather  incongrous that light reverend fathers in God, such as the archbishops of  Canterbury and York,  should   ever   be  called  upon to kiss the hand  which has a moment before  clasped that  of some frail   queen  of the  opera  bouft'e;  and  rather than  to  attempt  to  force one's self to.regard his jovial royal highness with the-awe-arid veneration due to an anointed of the Lord, if not in esse, at any rate in  futuro, it is preferable to continue to  consider  him in the light of a  warm-hearted and ever-  obliging comrade, as an honorable and  kindly  gentleman in every sense of the  word, and as  a man whom, either as prince or peasant, anyone  would  be proud and happy  to possess as  friend.       __  Silver-Lead Mines  Worftted Refore Christ.  Talk about the silver-lead mines of this,country   lacking   permaney   brings   to   notice   the  famous silver-lead mine of Laurium in Attica,  Greece, that was being worked over 400 years  before Christ, and was then probably several  hundred years old. It has been worked more  or less ever since, yet it is still being mined so  successfully as to pay regular dividends.  ���������tj,i-. THE  MINEE;   NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 20,  1890.  EAST    RAKER    STREET.  A. J.  MARKS,  C. VAN   NESS,  PROPRIETORS.  LARGEST HOTEL IN NELSON  AFFORDS   SPLENDID   VIEWS  OF   BOTH  TOAD  MOUNTAIN AMD  KOOTENAY RIVER  Best brands of liquors and cigars' always in stock.   The  table furnished with the best in the market.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELSON,,, B.-'C.       :  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.  is stocked with the best liquors and   cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold, except Hiram Walker & Sons'  - celebrated brands.  Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.  LBAVJ3S    KKYELSTOKE  on Mondays and Thursdays at i a. m.  LEAVES   SPBfcOAT   FOR   I.ITTI,E   I&ALLKS  on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m.;  returning the same  day to Sproat.  LEAVES   SPROAT   FOR   RKYELSTOK.B  on Tuesdays and Fridays, half an hour after arrival from  Little Dalles.  Revelstoke, August 31st. J. A. MARA, Manager.  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.  BUDGET   OF   NEWS   FROM   BONNER'S  ''.FERRY-.  Judge W. H. Chambers is having a petition signed by the  citizens of this place and the valley, asking the board of  county, commissioners,, at their first meeting, to appoint 3  viewers to look out a public road, starting at the Catliolic  church, 2������ miles west of Bonner's Ferry and on the liorth  side of the river; thence running to Second creek, 2 miles  along the course of the river.   The country along the proposed road is thickly settled, and there is not even a good  trail now.   The road is a public necessity.   Judge Chambers is also alive to the needs of Bonner's Ferry people  (who would appreciate and enjoy a good daily mail service), and is having a. petition circulated and signed to  have the present semi-weekly mail increased to a daily  service.    Bonner's Ferry will not long be behind in the  .comforts and enjoyments of life; it is being tilled up by. en-"  terprising, progressive people.   A petition is also being  circulated for the establishment of a postofnee with semi-  weekly service at Thompson's ranch, 35 miles down the,  Kootenay, and in the center of the stock-ranch country;  and an office and like service at the international boundary line,'55 miles down the river.   The miners and settlers  at these points demand that-these offices be established, as  they are entitled to adequate mail facilities.  George Irvine and Patsey Clark have bonded the Cabinet  and Heron claims on Callahan creek, up the Kootenay 35  miles from the Ferry, the amount of the bond being $00,000.  Already they have employed men and are making preparations for the winter's work. George! R. Trask, a United  States mineral surveyor from the Coeur d'Alenes, issurvey-  tng ihe Boulder Creek Mining Company's property for a  patent. Boulder Creek district is 15 miles above Bonner's  Ferry, and this is the first official survey ever made in the  Kootenay valley.  Mrs. Martin Fry of Spokane Falls has arrived at Bonner's Ferry, and will spend the winter on the 'ranch with  her sons Alva and Adelbert. Mrs. O. D. McTaggart of  Sacramento, California, joined her husband on the 10th.  Mr. McTaggart is the contractor for building the new  ferry-boat. Agent Van Doorn of the Northern Pacific at  Kootenay, accompanied by nirs. Markley, miss Kittie  Markley, and mrs. McFarland, all of Cedar Falls, Iowa,  took a view .of the Ferry and surrounding country last  Sunday. S. B. Wright, president of the townsite company, '  was elected school director at the election held on the 1st.  Bonner's Ferry will pay a good salary to a first-class lady  teacher, to take charge of the public school for the ensuing  term. '.'���������'���������'.    V ..    '    .  >./ NEIGHBORHOOD  GOSSIP.  Fred Dubois is having a boom in Bonner's Ferry precinct. Judge Sweet for congress will get a large majority  here. Robert S. Bragaw is getting more popular here  every day; but is slow about returning records. M. C.  Athey of Shoshone is not known here. Charles W. O'JSTeil,  candidate for district attorney, was a pioneer of Eagle  City. George Ellis is a popular commissioner; Frank D.  Hill need not fear. The electors of this precinct would  like to gaze on H.' M. Casey. James E. Dolan of Kootenay  station is mistaken when he says that lie carries the votes  of Bonner's Ferry in his vest pocket. Captain Haj^ ward of  the Galena will carry voters on election day from the  boundary line to the polls at Bonner's Ferry. Sheriff Martin paid us a visit on the 8th. He was well received by his  old-time friends. Come again, uncle Billy. Mr. McClure,  Democratic nominee for sheriff, was with us on the 8th.  Mac is an old-timer in Idaho, and made a good impression  among the boys.  Tim Callahan and D. D. Lancaster of Spokane Falls recently returned from the Upper Kootenay and have  located a ranch near the Bonner's Ferry townsite. Khmee  & Kennedy's new concert hall will be opened to the public  about October 28th. Mr. Kennedy leaves for the east tomorrow to engage female artistes. A Northern Pacific  surveying party arc in camp at Bonner's Ferry, and a  Great Northern party near the falls of the upper Kootenay. Dick Fry will give a ball in his hotel on the evening  of election day. Everybody is invited. The new ferryboat, building under the supervision af mr. McTaggart,  for the Bonner's Ferry Townsite Company, will be the best  boat in the new state of Idaho. Arthur B. Baines, business manager for mr. Fry, has purchased the McChesney  ranch, adjoining the townsite. William Eaton, the well-  known merchant of Bonner's Ferry, has about recovered  from his recent illness. c A. THOMPSON.  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, September 15th.  No Need for Blneasiwcss.  Considerable uneasiness is expressed in certain quarters because silver does not at once go  up to 1.29, the maximum amount allowed bylaw. The reasons for the delay are obvious and  consistent with the expected operations of the  bill. In anticipation of the enactment of the  law and the increased value of silver a great  amount was withheld from market and stored  away for higher prices.    The amounts taken by  the government for the first few months will  gradually reduce this reserve silver and before  the close of the year the surplus will have been  consumed and the demand and supply resume  their normal conditions.    Meanwhile the existence of this surplus gives a field for speculation  which Wall street is not slow to avail itself of.  The needs of the holders who have carried their  bullion for some time also affects prices and it  will not be until competition from this source  declines that silver will arise to its proper level.  All fears of foreign competition have been dissipated and it is only a disposition of the present  home supply  that  controls  the   market.    The  continued purchase of 4,500,000 ounces monthly  by the government will soon settle the domestic  question and the parity of supply and demand  sustain the highest price fixed by "law.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &   T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  THE;    T -A- BL.E..-,;  is supplied with every thing in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  VVSTH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TW0-ST0EY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE  IS   NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  J AS.  DAWSON  PROPRIETORS  "The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  SOSS8   &  AHOISSEY,  PROPRIETORS.  Tlie reputation made for this house by its former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  $&  m  SfflV Vjj !;;  '". r  ���������! i:  I] If  ' w ��������� ������������������������������������  ;p'  at  e, !-  PC;'  "   i-  ��������� I ���������  ;:-P  "i ���������  M J:  ft.  ���������'jtiS jJ'i  III  Ill  |s?'V  *?���������  4  THE  MINEE:   NELSON, B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 20,  1890,  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  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Letters to,the Editor will" only appear over the  writer's name., Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc.; etc.,  will hot be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters : The Miner, Nelson, B. C,  (with "via Kootenai, Idaho," added if mailed in the  United States.) ____  Authorized Agents : Henry Anderson, Ainsworth;  James Delaney and James Gibson, Spokane Falls;  J. H. Matheson, Donald; E. S. Topping, Trail Creek;  F; B. Wells, Revelstoke.  ������I>ITORIAIi   REMARKS.  Intending investors in prospects or mines in  the Kootenay Lake country need not fear the 5  per cent royalty clause inserted in the act aiding certain railways in British Columbia.  Neither of the roads mentioned in the act have  begun actual work, and until they do they have  no right to ah acre of public land. All claims  now recorded in Kootenay district are free from  railway interference. The above statement is  nriade because the impression prevails among  outsiders that all mines, or prospective mines,  in British Columbia are not only subject to a  royalty tax, but to interference from railways.  The British Columbia mining law, although  ambiguous in several of its clauses, is just as  liberal to the prospector and mine-owner as is  the law of the United States. The provincial  government, by appropriations, aids in building  wagon roads to mines and trails to new districts. Taxation is lighter than in the neighboring states of Washington, Idaho, and Montana.  If mine development is more backward than in  the United States, it is because of lack of capital and transportation facilities. The latter  are in a fair way to be realized, and the former  will, no doubt, follow in the wake. So far as  surface indications go, there is no better  country in America fer the prospector, miner,  and mine-investor than right here in the camps  around Kootenav lake.  In Hot Springs and Toad Mountain districts  are found free and refractory gold ores, placer  gold, peacock and grey copper ores running high  in silver, low-grade copper ores, nickle, lead ores  high in silver, low-grade galena ores, ores carrying zinc and antimony along with gold and  silver; in fact ores containing the precious metals in all sorts of combinations. Backing up  this great mineral wealth is an unlimited water-  power, only awaiting the income of capital to  ��������� makeit useful'in turning our ores into bullion  or matte. Less than 200 miles distant is the  most promising undeveloped coal field in the  northwest���������that of the Crow's Nest pass���������which  only awaits the advent of a railway to become  the center of a great industry, and from which  future reduction-works and smelters onJKoote-  nay lake will draw their supply of coal and coke.  These are facts, easily proved by any intelligent  man who will take the trouble to look the country over for himself.  In  commenting on the report made by the  Nelson grand jury to chief-justice Begbie, last  month, the Victoria Times says;    "Small com-  '���������' miseration, however, is due the Kpotenayites.  " For all that they have  been  neglected, and  ���������'for all that the beneficent designs of colonel  "Baker must have been apparent a year or two  " ago, enough of them voted for him to insure  "his misrepresenting them for another period.  "Had the chief-justice  in replying to the pre-  " sentment recited  the story of Actaeon eaten  " by his hounds, he  would  have  instituted a  "parallel between  Kootenay and the govern-  " ment, perfect in  all  its parts.    The story of  " Actaeon  typifies perfectly Kootenay's condi-  " tion.    She  is being devoured  by public ser-  " vants of her own  choosing."    Probably the  editor of the Times is not aware that the Kootenay district that returned colonel Baker over  his opposition opponent Brown, in 1887, is now  divided into East and West Kootenay districts.  The grand jury that criticised  the provincial  government   for  its   unwise   land   policy  was  made up solely of residents of the southern half  of  West  Kootenay district, not one of whom  in   any   way   aided    the    return   of   colonel  Baker  to  the  legislative  assembly from  East  Kootenay district.    The people of West Kootenay are in opposition to the land policy of the  present government, and are not backward in  expressing their disapproval.    They claim it is  clearly not the meaning of the law to allow the  Canadian Pacific to float 4-mile-square blocks,  granted in aid of the Columbia &  Kootenay  branch,   over townsites,  pre-emptiors,   timber  limits, and recorded mineral claims; that these  blocks should be taken from the waste and unoccupied lands of the province, and shall include  no former claim of any kind whatever within  their   limits.     The   Times   makes   a   mistake:  West Kootenay is not devoured by public servants of her own choosing.    She has chosen J.  M.   Kellie   as  her public servant,   not colonel  James Baker.    As yet mr. Kellie has not been  guilty of devouring any public lands or public  moneys; and the men who elected him are not  at all alarmed that he will be guilty of an offence  that seems habitual to too many of British Columbia's assemblymen and public servants.  The following extract from a speech delivered  in the United States senate by mr. Sanders of  Montana should be carefully pondered by colonel  Baker, who is supposed to represent the interests of the miners of East Kootenay in the legislative assembly:   "The miners of the United States fulfill in our  social and political economy a mission as  complete and perfect and isolated and courageous in itself as do the soldiers who fight  your battles or as do the sailors wrho carry  your commerce on every sea. They do it  under circumstances of greater discouragement than either of these two classes I have  named. I am satisfied it is no exaggeration, it  has been put down in figures as true, that a  hundred cents of the precious metals have  cost on an average throughout the United  States at least a dollar and a quarter. I have  not a particle of doubt but that is an underestimate of its value. The perils that surround this industry, the disappointments that  characterize its pursuit, the courage with  which it is followed, all entitle miners to respectful, to careful consideration whenever it  comes to legislate in their behalf."  <<  u  a  a  ������(  a  i.  t<  n  tt  n  ti  it  a  it  a  tt  a  a  That the Chinese are industrious is not disputed by the people who oppose their ingress  into Canada; their admission is opposed because  of the fact that they are industrious. They industriously underbid the wrhites at all labor in  which they engage, and undersell them in the  open market with the product Of their industry.  That the friends of these industrious Asiatics  will make an effort at Ottawa this winter to repeal the restriction act is beginning to be a  belief among those  who   are   opposed  to  the  Chinese invasion that would surely follow the  repeal.    Last week  a deputation,   including 3  gentlemen  from  British  Columbia,  waited on  sir John A. Macdonaid with the hope of obtaining his aid in securing legislation similar to that  passed by the congress of the United States.  In  replying to  their statements, sir John admitted that Europeans were far preferable to  Chinese as emigrants, but the Dominion parliament had not the power to exclude them.    Personally, he believed it would be a mistake to  prohibit   their   coming.     Evidently,   Canada's  premier believes any measure to be a bad one  that tends to restrict trade between Canada and  China.    The people of British Columbia are toc  be sacrificed to the greedy traders of the eastern  provinces, who would make prostitutes of  their  kindred on  the Pacific coast as long as  they profit by the prostitution.  J. M. Kellie, member-elect to the provincial  legislative assembly, is now on a visit to the  camps in this section of West Kootenay district.  He comes to see the country for himselJf, and  learn its needs directly from the people who are  upbuilding it. Mr. Kellie does not pose as the  representative of any party or faction, and does  not claim the power of forcing large appropriations or concessions from the present government Or any future government. He claims  that he will try and obtain what the people of  the district are entitled to, and that their interests will be carefully looked after. Mr. Kellie  will remain 4 to 6 weeks, and in that time expects to visit every claim or mine of importance  in Hot Springs, Toad Mountain, Goat River, and  Trail Creek districts.     - -  There is one thing the people of the eastern  provinces can learn from the people of the Pacific coast province of the Dominion, and that is,  tolerance and good feeling.    During our provincial exhibitions, to ewhich our neighbors to the  south are invited, the flag of the United States  is not only displayed from exhibition buildings,  but from private residences and business houses  as well.    This is not because the people of British Columbia are  less  loyal  to  Great Britain  than the people of  the eastern provinces,  but  beause they are broader-minded and more hospitable.    Toronto is called the .most American  of Canadian cities.   To its annual exhibition are  sent products and manufactures of every state  in the union.    Thousands of Americans visit it,  and necessarily spend a large amount of money  in Canada.     As a graceful compliment to these  visitors   and   exhibitors,   a   handsome   United  States flag was displayed from the grand-stand  on the opening day of the exhibition last week.  The sight of this emblem of liberty seems to  have been distasteful  to the ultra loyalists of  Toronto,   and   one   of   them    named   Gray,  a  colonel of militia, ordered the flag taken down.  This was done amid a good deal of hissing by  those  who  witnessed  the act.     The flag  was  again hoisted by the manager of the exhibition,  who defied the "loyal" colonel to again remove  it.      That   "loyal"  colonel should   migrate   to  New York  or   Boston,  the only cities in  the  United States whose people are so intolerant  that a display of a British flag makes them en-  1  7> "   ���������> 1  ,������=,. THE MffiEB:   IJELSOff,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  SEFTEMBEE 20,  1890.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  ;.���������.:������������������'���������..������������������������������������.'  and compare Prices.  Main Street, REVELSTOKE.  ���������9. and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  raged. He is out of place in the premier province of Canada, whovse people should be as tolerant as they are progressive. They should gi ve  Gray the bounce from that militia colonelcy.  Incomparable -.Fishing and Hunting.  Colonel Anderson put in 2 days last week fishing in the Kootenay at Ward's ferry, 14 miles  below Nelson. The colonel physically is the  largest officer in the British army, standing 6  feet 6 inches in his stockings and weighing 305  pounds.    He is on his way from active service  in India to his old home in Scotland.   In talking  with Tom   Ward, who, by the way, is a native  of  India, and can  converse in Hindustanee as  fluently  as  in   English,  colonel Anderson said  that he had  never  visited   a;   more delightful-  country    than     the    seetiop   of   British    Columbia* through    which   he   had   ;just   passed;  that   the   scenery    was   grand,    the    climate  splendid, and the fishing and hunting incomparable.    He said there was a tendency to underestimate the need of the virile, masterful qualities which have built up and alone can maintain   and   defend    the    civilization,   of   which  English-speaking people are recognized leading  representatives; that there was no better way  of counteracting this tendency than by encouraging bodily exercise, and especially the sports  which develop such qualities as courage, resolution, and endurance.    The best of all sports for  this purpose was  big-game hunting, mountaineering, and wildness life with all its keen, hardy  pleasures.    In replying, Tom said he had pretty  near all the wilderness life he wanted, as he had  put in several summers in the Big Bend country  and at the crossing, and the only solace he had,  after.3 years of solitude, was to know that every  sucker "that came along didn't know  as much  a,bout draw poker as he did.  Mica Discovered tsi  British"''Columbia.  Kamloops Sentinel, 13th:    On the 30th of July  Alexander     McLean,     Alexander     McArthur,  Frank Savon a, and Fred  Griffin started  from  Kamloops  on   a  northern  journey,   with  Tete  .Tua-ne Cache as their objective point.    After 29  days hard traveling, during which time  they  had many thrilling adventures and experiences  and endured many hardships, they reached the  end of their journey. The history of their tough  trip was carefully chronicled in a diary kept by  mr. McArthur, but it was lost 2 days before the  party reached home. Eight rivers, besides innumerable creeks and sloughs were crossed, and  many mountains climbed. The first 100 miles  was comparatively easy, but after that the party  had tremendous difficulties to contend with.  The trail was covered to a great extent with a  woody growth of 10 to 15 years that-had to be  chopped away, while in other places the country  had been devastated by fire, and covered with  the fallen and charred remains of a once dense  forest. In such places game was scarce and the  men went on short rations.  Just before the Tete Juane Cache was reached  the party made the ascent of a high mountain,  taking 8 hours hard climbing to reach the sum  mit. From their elevated position they could  see to the southeast the snow-crowhed,heads of  the mouarchs of the Rockies, mounts Brown  and Hooker, both of which are credited with  being over 16,500 feet above the level of the sea.  All around as far as the eye could see rose the  sparkling minarets of mountain peaks, clad in  the purity of everlasting snow, a scene of sublime grandeur and matchless magnificence, once  seen never to be forgotten. In making the ascent of the mountain,mr. McJLean came near  ending his career in a fissure, 2^ feet wide and  apparently bottomless, in the rocky canyon up  the side of which they proceeded. He slipped  on a piece of icy moss, tumbling into the fissure  unnoticed by his companions. He managed to  catch on to a projecting piece of rock and with  the assistance of his rifle, placed across the  ^fissure, crawled out.  A camp was������������������'made at the Tete Juane Cache,  and after prospecting around in that vicinity, a  number of mica claims were located and staked  out. They brought home some fine samples of  mica, and expect to make millions out of the  find. Mr. McLean states that the trip was the  hardest he ever experienced, although 17 years  ago he passed over the same ground on a trip  from Cariboo to Montana. In those days the  trail was in a much better condition than "at the  present time.  Saw Signs,  but CJot no &amc.  Tom Collins and Charley Ink, 2 of Nelson's  noted sportsmen, returned on Monday from a  hunting trip up in the neighborhood of the Texas  Steer mineral claim, on the east fork of Cottonwood Smith creek.    The only game they killed  was a chipmunk and a wood rat���������the latter with  a club in the cabin in which the hunters camped  over night. Tom reports seeing fresh deer  tracks and bear signs, but that Charley scared  the deer by firing at chipmunks and squirrels,  mistaking these little animals for the larger  game. Charley says the only signs of game  Tom saw were those seen in his dreams, he  having recounted numberless bear stories before  "turning in" of a- night. The two are planning  another hunting trip; this time back to Illinois,  the game to be captured by the in snaring  charms of love's soft talk.  ���������Tlie  Decay of  Delicacy.  The   difference    between    the   truly   modest  young woman of the preceding generation and  the conventional young woman of today is  pointed out with many illustrations, some of  them of a most striking nature, by Elizabeth  Stuart Phelps in the Forum for August. A  study of modern society has convinced her that  we have suffered a great loss of delicacy; and  that in society delicacy is strength. This  change, which the building of great fortunes  has brought into our social life, she traces  through all our thought and activity; finding  that there is a lack of delicacy in our art, and in  our literature, and throughout the whole range  of American activity. The article is an arraignment of the indelicate tendencies of society, by  a woman. Especial emphasis is laid upon the  evil of low-necked dress.  . No better real estate in-  -, vestment! Beautifully  .and centrally located at  . the head of the west arm  . of Kootenay Lake,nnsur-  . passed for fishing, boat-  . ing, and hunting! All  .steamboats to and from  . Nelson and Bonner's  .Ferry call there! Lots  ..'��������� 50x120; streets 60 feet  . wide! Prices, $25 and  , $30; terms, to suit pur-  .chasers! Lots selling  . like hot cakes 1 Buy  . early! Maps and further  . particulars from H. An-  . derson, Ainsworth; H.  . Selous, Nelson; or 0. W.  . Busk, on the ground.  W-AJN"TED I  Tenders for the Delivery of Wood.  Tenders will be received at The Miner office until the  23rd instant for 40 cords of 24-inch stove-wood, to be cut  from dry tamcrack or fir; the wood to be delivered and  measured in Nelson.  Nelson, B.C., September 13th, 1890.  a portable engine and complete sawmill outfit. The whole  in good order. For particulars apply to GENELLE  BROTHERS, Sproat Landing, B. C. I  6  3HE MXHSJt;:.  $ELSO#, JB.  0.f MTTJEPAY, tSSPTEMBEE ^0, 1690.  KELSON and SPEOAT.  Will contract to deliver fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  T  running between Nelson and Sproat, and between Nelson  and adjacent mines.   Wiil con tracts to deliver  mining machinery on any mine in  the district.  All Freight Shipped, via Canadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly forwarded to destination.  CORRAL AND STABLING  at both Nelson arid Sproat,.where saddle animals can be  hired and job wagons engaged.  NELSON OPPIOE AND MAEKET:  NO. I! EAST BAKER S  Member of Society of Chemical Industry;  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis,"'.of  "The Iron Ores of the World," Etc., Ktc.  Expert   in   the   "ISlnehird" /Mining   Suit.  NELSON,  B. C.  REVISED   ASSAY  CHARGES,  Silver, Gold or Lead  -.. ������������������ ; . $1 50  Copper........... ,...................  ; 2 50  Silver and Lead...... ........". ;. 2 00  Silver, Gold and Lead.  3 00  -.Silver and Copper.......... ?-,...... .'���������...   3 00  Silver, Gold and Copper   ........ 4 00  ���������Silver and Gold................... y. ..  2 00  ���������Three samples for Silver or for Lead..���������-.........-........ 3 50  Mineral properties managed and reported upon.   Interests of non-residents attended to.  er, Ph. Dr.  (Late partner of John McVicker's, Salt Lake City)  ^Mining Engineer, and Provincial and U. S. Surveyor.  AGENT FOR  HAND'S  FJREWORKS.  Masonic Temple Block, Vancouver, B. C.  RATES FOR ASSAYING.  Silver, Lead, or Gold.. ..$2 00 [,Copper,SilverandGold.������2 50  Zinc or Arsenic  5 00 j Silver or Gold bullion;. 3 00  Silver and Lead or Silver and Gold.      2 00  Iron, Lime, Silica or Manganese..  .........    5 00  Sealed sample for Lead, Silver and Gold.......:.......   4 00  Sealed sample for Copper, Silver and Gold.     5 00  Lead bullion, for Silver and Gold      2 00  Assays from Kootenay district promptly attended to.  Makes reports on and surveys and maps of mines. Thirty  years experience; speaks 10 languages.   Terms, cash.  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.  Baker Street, near Josephine,  All Work  Turned  Out Promptly  and in First-Class Style.   Rone hut White  Help EinjoJoyed.  ALICE   IFOSTIE^.,   II^^IISr^G-IEIE^  ]_ SIEECIEIK/Iir t H! ^r"^  PIONEER   BARBER  SHOP.  Shaying, Hair Cutting, Shampooing.  East Baker street, next door to Postoffice, Nelson.  MAIX   CHUNKS   ������F.NEWS   FKOM   ������������]*AO������.  There are on exhibition at Manuel & Ruttan's store as  fine samples of grain and hay as can he-found anywhere in  '.Canada. They were grown on mr. Manuel's ranch near  Golden. .������������������ .  J. C. Steen.has lot^a- contract to lath and plaster the Selkirk house, the best hotel in the mountains barring one  thing, that is, offensive little bugs that infest beds.  The court-house and jail is undergoing repairs. Boards  and tarpaper are being placed on the roof and mud thrown  against the sides. The total expenditure for all this will  not exceed $75. What has become of the $3000 promised  for a new court-house? Was it merely an election-dodge  promise?  There is talk here of colonel Baker being called on by  premier Robson to take a seat in the government as minister of railways, a new portfolio. If a new,election is the  result of this talk, colonel Baker will never be returned, as  his unpopularity increases just as the measures he ''fathered" last winter are becoming better understood.  Jim Bailey returned from the upper Kootenay country  the other day with a matched team of fine horses. When  at Golden he endeavored to get one of the many vvOuld-be  cowboys of that town to ride them. In declining they said  v they wore leggings, wide-brimmed hats with leather bands,  big jingling-spurs, and other cowboy accoutrements for  show, and not because they knew how to ride a horse.  "Cassiar" is down the Columbia, in the Bush River country, hunting' for an old companion (Kimpton's burro) that  strayed away from him oh a recent trip. No doubt, the  donkey got tired hearing "Cassiar" oft-repeating that  musical gem, "The Protestant Boys."  It is whispered among the boys that "Shan" Ruttan is seriously thinking of going and doing what many of our  young men have gone and done���������take to himself a partner  for better or for worse.  Mr. and mrs. Van Antwerp will give a reception and  dance on their return from their honeymoon tirp to the  coast.   ,.  The late Canadian Pacific picnic to the old "Summit" of  the Selkirks was a success in every way, and perfectly enjoyable to everyone who attended except those who strayed  off in the bush. They, no doubt, thought themselves a little better than the railroad boys and girls and got a good  wetting for their "upishness," as doing their wanderings in  the woods a heavy rainstorm set in. On the return home  trip, a sharp spurt down the steep grade by the engineer  caused a number of the weak-nerved maidens to faint,  they believing-that the train had got beyond the control of  the crew.  ('���������- - ,. "  Our leading jeweler intends to take in a partner and  branch out in a new business as soon as he has perfected  himself in the new calling. \That he is making rapid improvements was evidenced by his graceful waltzing at the  late C. P. R. picnic. A dancing academy, with mr. Hunt  as night dancing-master, would not only be a great addition to Donald's places of amusement, but be a good thing  as a business venture.  A CJold Mine tliat Pays J>ivi<lcnci$.  The gold ledges on Eagle and 49 creeks, west  of Nelson, may not be as large or as rich  as  those of Nevada county, California; and their  permanency can  only  be  guessed at,  for the  deepest shaft on any one of them is down but  little over 100 feet.     As an indication, however,  of what may result in   the future, the following  in regard to the famous Idaho mine, near Grass  Valley,   California,  will   be  interesting  to our  prospectors and intending investors in Kootenay  mines: "The ledge upon which the Idaho is located  was formerly known  as  the Eureka, and was  opened first in 1865. It is situated about 2 miles  east of Grass Valley, on the east bank of Wolf  creek. At first the stockholders used steam  power for mining and milling purposes,: and  during the last year that this was true the enormous quantity of 8500 cords of wood were  consumed. About this time 2* enterprising Englishmen, Edward and John Coleman, brothers,  who had before been the principal stockholders,  became also the managers of the mine and the  running expenses were reduced materially.  First water power was substituted for steam  power, and finally the most approved machinery  was introduced, until it can be said without  question that this is the best managed mine in  the whole world. At present there are betweem  200 and 300 men employed in the mine. The  yield to the end of the fiscal year 1888, according to official reports, was $9,207,227.25 worth of  gold. It has probably now reached nearly $11,-  000,000. The running expenses per week average $5100.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN   GRANTS  For MINERAL  CLAIMS require to be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than the British Columbia Gazette; their publication in THE  MINER will cost the applicant FIFTY-FIVE CENTS a line.  Notice is hereby given that A. D. Wheeler, in behalf of  himself and partners, has filed 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,  Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, are notified to send their  objections to me within sixty days from date of publication. G. C. TUNSTALL, goyeminent agent.  Revelstoke, September 1st, 1890.  Will Contract for the Erection of  Stores, Dwellings, Wharves*  Mills, Bridges, Etc.  SEASON ED   LUMBER  on hand, with which to manufacture Store  Fittings, Tables, Desks, Etc.  Skop: Oor. Baker and Josephine Sts^  HAISEI & HILTON,  AND  BUILDERS.  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.  Horse-Shoeing a Specialty  All kinds of Jobbing and Repairing Executed  Neatly ancl Promptly.  Ward Street, opp. Government Office, Nelson.  is running full time.  Plenty logs! Plenty lumber!   Plenty  shingles!   Get your buildings erected and finished while  the weather is line.   Low prices!    Prompt delivery !  Nelson, August 15th. G. O. BUCHANAN.  TEDI  Tenders for the Delivery of Logs.  Tenders will be received at The Miner office in Nelson or  at the sawmill at Pilot Bay, until OCTOBER 13th for the  delivery of half a million feet of logs in 1890 and three  million feet in 1891. Logs must be cut according to specification, and delivered and measured at the mill.  Nelson, B. C, September 5th, 1890. THE  MINEK:   xTELSOK,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER 20,  1890.  CREAM    OF   THE   WORWS   NEWS.  George B. Ghiselin, a well-known mining man, died at  the Gilsey house, New York on the 11th. In 1861, when  Mason and Slidell were dispatched to Great Britain by the  ��������� Southern Confederacy, Ghiselin was sent after them by  way of Canada as an emergency man. He was the only  ambassador to reach the English shores, and he was the  first agent of the Confederacy to warn Davis that his contest was a hopeless one.   Returning to the United States  ',. he was one of the first to develop the mining resources of  the south. He opened up mines south of Louisville, Ken-  ��������� tucky, and afterwards joined Henry Meigsin j^eru, where  they were associated in mining,and railroad enterprises.  Until 1885 Ghiselin operated in Pacific coast mines. His  will, it is understood, transfers his interests to his two  children, Hope "Vernon Ghiselin of Arizona and his son  ''Dixie" of St. Louis.  W. W. Wihole of the Berkley Athletic Club of New  Vork ran a half mile in l:i0:|- at Peoria, Illinois, 'on the  11th, breaking the world's record for that distance. He  made the quarter in 36 2-5 seconds.   .'  Dunn ell of Minnesota, chairman of the committee on the  eleventh census, has introduced an apportionment bill in  congress on the basis of 1 representative for each 178,871 of  V population. < This would provide for a total representation  of 354. Under this apportionment Alabama, California,  ,.'. Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon,  'iexas, Washington, and Wisconsin would each gain 1;  Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, and Pennsylvania each 2,  aud Minnesota and Nebraska each 3, while Ohio and Virginia would lose 1.  Trouble with the Cheyennes has, again broken out in  ' eastern Montana, and this time promises to be more serious .'than before. Oh Saturday last Hugh Boyle, a young  cattleman near the Cheyenne reservation, started out to  hunt stray cattle, and not returning, search was made and  'his..horse", found without saddle or bridle. Thoroughly  alarmed, his relatives obtained the hell) of a detachment of  Soldiers quartered near thorn, and started on an organized  hunt. His body was found, and hehad been killed by  Cheyennes.    .��������������� , ���������   ������  A great deal of ill feeling has been stirred up by Andrew  Carnegie's recent speech at Dundee, Scotland, wherein he  indulged in an attack upon the upper classes of England,-'  while eulogizing the corresponding classes of America as  little short of angels. 'Lhe prevailing tone of the criticisms  upon the speech is, that while it is appropriate for mr. Carnegie to speak highly of the country and people whence he  derives his great wealth, it is very base of him to go out of  his way-to. assail the people arnbng'whom he chooses to live,  and whose society he eagerly solicits. Among the remarks  made by mr. Carnegie, and which has caused tlie greatest  offense, was the declaration that "were it not for the fact  that-the property of the aristocracy is emailed, so that they  can use only the income, they would drink and gamble  themselves into poverty within 5 years."  A committee-of 5 of the ex-employees of the New York  Central railroad, called on president Ciiau-iicey M. Depew,  at his office at the Grand Central-depot, on trie lltiv. Mr.  Depew refused to reopen the issues of the strike, stating  that the.strike is now over, and there is nothing left for  them to do; also that vice-president VV ebb's action had been  endorsed by the directors, and there, was nothing left to  settle.;  T. IT. Harper of Burke, Id alio, has discovered what is  believed to be a continuation, of the great Sunset ledge.  The discovery was made at a point near the trail from  Burke to Murray, and is a 12-foot cropping of white quartz  and carbonized iron carrying galena. C. H..Reeves and  Henry Day are interested in the discovery, and many believe it will develop into another big mine for tlie Coeu'r  d'Alene country. !  The French-Canadians are put out by an incident which  occurred at the reception to prince George of Wales at  Montreal on the evening of the 11th. The mayor proceeded  to read an address, first in French, when the prince remarked: "In English first, please, mr. mayor." The  prince in his reply, spoke in French and Englisn.  Professor Huxley has a son-in-law who is something of  an artist and still more of a wag. A recent picture from  Ms studio represents his young wife, the professor's beautiful daughter, fast asleep in an arm-chair. At her feet, its  pages tumbled by the fall, is a book, of whicii the title,  "Lay Sermons by Huxley," may be plainly discerned.  The distance between th e ends of the Fair haven Southern  tracks, the end from New Westminster so'utn and the one  from Fairhaven north, is 4-i- miles. McCoy & O'Brien have  a train consisting of a locomotive and 20 cars and a large  number of men working from New Westminster south to  meet the forces working -north from Fairhaven.  The American Powder Company. was. incorporated at  Springfield, Illinois, last week. It is learned that it is to be  a trust, which will close up a number of small works in the  United States.  All crops in Oregon are reported extra good this year,  the yield of wheat, oats, barley, and hay being exceptionally large.  Charles A."Girdlcr, one of the best known practical mining men in Arizona, died at Prescott on the 20th of last  month.  A cloudburst at the head of Eureka gulch, at Bullion,  Idaho, came near demolishing that lively Wood River mining camp. On top of the divide between Bullion and Bear  creeks, the cloud opened and torrents of water fell. An  immense body of water rushed down the narrow defile of  Eureka gulch, sweeping everything before it. The town  of Bullion lies on both sides of the narrow canyon, and  down through it swept tlie floods. Women and children  ran screaming up the hillsides for safety. The., streets  were filled with mud, tailings and all kinds of debris. After  the waters subsided many dwellings had to be shoveled  out.   Luckily no lives were lost.  Patrick Boland, a miner and at one time president of the  Butte miners' union, is the nominee of the Republicans for  state senator from Silver Bow county, Montana.  The union miners of Wellington who were locked out by  the Dunmuirs, now that the works of the latter are in  danger of 'destruction from a fire raging in pit No. 3, tendered their services, free of charge, to aid in putting out  the fire.   The offer was not accepted.  There is considerable talk in New York city about a race  between   Salvator   and   Kingston.     Kingston   has  been  troubled by rheumatism most of the year, but is all right  now. A..few. days ago he made a run of a mile and an  eighth over the Gravers:eyi"'couTseH'ahd is said to have done'  It In a wonderfully short time. Phil Dwyer said: "I will  bet $20,000 he can beat any horse in the world a mile and  an eighth or a mile and a quarter." This leaves no room  for doubt that it is only necessary:for J. B. Haggin of San  Francisco to, express a willingness to back, Salvator  against last year's champion to get a match.  /Tlie Pedigree of" a Strange Article of l>rcss.  Taking advantage of the fact 'that the bustle  is likely to make its appearance again, after a  protracted retirement, a newspaper man reviews  the pedigree of this strange article of dress. It  is literally as old as the hills, and, although caricaturists here ridiculed it, theologians thundered at it, and lawmakers assailed it with slat-  utory1 enactment, yet it still lives, and will so  long as women exist on the face of the planet.'  In the days of Pericles and Aspasia, the  Athenian women built out their hips by some  sort of a bustle, and this fashion must have been  kept alive during the dark ages, for with the  renaissance came the vertugado from Spain���������a  sort of pad which served to puff out the skirt.  In a very''short time this primitive bustle was  supplanted by the farthingale, or hooped petticoat. The gallant king Henry of Navarre issued  an edict against the farthingale. In 1719an eminent French woman was cited to appear in  court and answer for her contempt. She did so,  apparently, wearing the offensive;:, bustle and  glorying in her owd audacity. But fancy the  feelings of the judges when informed by the accused that her hips and circumambient roundity  were all her own. They took her word for it  and discharged the fair prisoner. In 1718 it was  bigger than ever and took tlie name of panier or  basket. This was the grandmother of our  wooden crinoline.-��������� In order to accommodate  the queen, cardinal Fleury ordered that a seat  should always be left vacant -each'' side of her.  Before the advent of, the panier, actresses had  been accustomed to wear a short skirt, reaching  only to the knee, made of coarse stiffened linen,  but the crackling noise was so great that they  had been abandoned'.' But the bustle is coming  back again next season. It will be a modest, re-  tirino- "little bustle, and it will not offend- the  most fastidious. ������������������..   ���������  John Houston. Charles H. Ink.  W. Gesner Allan (a Notary Public).  Houston, Ink & Allan.  Will purchase and sell mining claims and town lots;  collect rents; write bills of sale, bonds, agreements, mortgages, deeds, certificates of incorporation; etc, etc.  Aid in procuring crown deeds for lands, Nelson town  lots, and mineral claims.      ,  Ollice in The Miner building, Baker Street, Nelson.  APPL5CATSOMS   FOR   TiEViBER   LEASES  Require   to bo published   nine  weeks  in a newspaper other than the British  Columbia Gazette; their publication in THli  MINER will cost  the applicant FIFTY-FIVE CENTS a line.         ___,  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to lease the following1 described tract of  land, situated in the West Kootenay district, for timber  purposes: ,.  Commencing at a post, marked M. S. D. and J. L. R., situated at the foot of the east slope of Iron mountain, near  Trail crock, thence south 40 chains, thence west 100 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence east 100 chains to the initial  post; the whole containing 400 acres more or less.  M.'S. DAVYS.  JOHN L. RETALLACK.  Nelson, B. C, August 19, 1800.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  i Kootenay lake, at the southwest corner of .1. C. Rykert's  ! timber limit, thence east 280 chains, thence north 80 chains,  ! thence Avest 280 chains, thence south 80 chains to initial  ; post; containing 2040 acres more or less.  j _Aiiijwo_rthLJulyJi0^LJ.S9(l J. C. RYKERT JR.  ��������� Notice is hereby given that sixty days afterdate wo in-  j tend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  ; for .permission to lease the following described tracts of  | land, situate in West Kootenay district, for timber  j    purposes:  j 1. Commencing at a post situated about one-half mile  i northwest of the northerly end of Crawford's bay, at the  ! southwest corner of G. O. Buchanan's timber limit on. the  i. east side of Kootenay lake, thence west 80 chains ; tlience  : north 80 chains ; thence east chains; thence south 80 chains  J    to initial post; containing (140 acres more or less.  2. Commencing at a post situated at the southeast corner  of the above described tract of land, thence east 80 chains;  thence south-30 chains; thence west 80 chains; thence  north 30 chains to initial post; containing 240 acres more  or less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAY WARD,  Per Geo. T. Kane.  Kootenay Lake, B. C, August 11th, 1S90.  carry large lines of plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $6.50 to ������500. ... Hotels furnished throughout. Ollice 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.C.  p & Co.  STOVES AND TINWARE,  (HfcANITEWAEE AND LAMP  GOODS.  Tin, Copper, and Sheet-Iron Ware Made to Order.  First-class work guaranted.    Particular attention paid  ���������        to mail orders from, mining camps.  B H       ggSBB E&2S3      a       tfassaa 882SBB EHEBljl  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  DRUGS,  PATENT  MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.  CIGARS    AT   WHOLESALE    AMD    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  Prescriptions carefully compounded, from pure drugs, by  a graduate in pharmacy.   A full line of patent medi-  .   cin.es and toilet articles carried.  (*>u3y Brug SCore iu Lower Kootenay.) '. Sl'ROAT, U. ���������.  "The Columbia Mining Company, Limited, (Foreign).  Registered the 7th day of August, 1890.  CERTIFICATE OF  REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered the  "Columbia Mining Company,  Limited," (Foreign), under  ; the "Companies Act," Part IV., "Registration of Foreign  Companies."  The objects for which this company is established are:  To buy, own, sell, lease, work, and develop mines and  mining claims; to mine, buy, sell, ship, and treat ores and  minerals; build, own, lease, and operate concentators,  stamp mills, and all machinery and apparatus which may  be used in treating and" reducing ores; buy, own, sell; and  lease real estate, mill sites, water rights, water fronts and  wharves; to build and operate railroads, vessels, tramways, and wagon roads; to deal in all kinds of merchandise and engage in all such other things as are conducive to  the attainment of the objects and purposes of the said  company.  lhe capital of the said company is five hundred thousand (500,000) dollars, divided into five thousand shares of  one hundred (100) dollars each.  The time of the existence of the said company is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Ainsworth, West, Kootenay district, province of British  Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal of ollice this 7th day of August, 1890, at the,  city of Victoria, province of British Columbia.  .    C.'J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  The Empire Consolidated Mining Company, (Poreign),  Registered on the 11th day of August, 1890.  CERTIFICATE  OF  REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered the  "Empire Consolidated Mining Company," (Foreign),  under the "Companies Act," Part IV., "Registration of  Foreign Companies."  The objects for which this company is established arc:  To buy, own, sell, lease, work, and develop mines and  mining claims; to mine, buy, sell, ship, and treat ores and  minerals: build, own, lease, and operate conccnti-ators,  stamp-mills, and all machinery and apparatus which may  be used in treating and reducing ores; buy, own, lease,  and sell real estate, mill sites, water rights, water fronts,  and wharves; to build, and operate, and equip railroads,  vessels, tramways, and wagon roads; to deal in all kinds  of merchandise and engage in all such other things as aro  incidental and conducive to the attainment of the objects  and purposes of the said company.  The capital of the said company, is five hundred thousand (500,000) dollars, divided into fifty thousand shares of  ten (10) dollars each.  The time of the existence of the said company is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Hot Springs (or Ainsworth) in the province of British  Columbia.  In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 11th day of August, 1890, at the  city of Victoria, province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT.  Registrar of joint stock companies.  WMMMMIBMlMMBMMBMMi^^ 8  THE  MMEE:   STELSOrJ,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEK 20,  1890.  Main Street,  REVELSTOKE  Railroad Avenue,  SPROAT;  -w^exozlssaiiliei azestId retaijl  , i  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hh'am Walker '&. Sons' Whiskies.  i-u  epnme streets  Small  nuggets .of news.  A joint stock company is talked of for the purpose of  building a large hotel at Ainsworth. The building will be  something after the style of the C. P. R. hotel at Banff, but  smaller. The hot water from the springs will be introduced  throughout the building, and invalids visiting the place for  their health can thus get the benefit of the medical waters  without leaving their rooms. The capital stock of the  company will not be less than $100,000, and they believe  that after the completion of the Kootenajr & Columbia  railway the place will become a fashiona.ble summer resort,  especially for the citizens of Spokane Falls and the Puget  sound and coast cities.  Revelstoke Star, 13th: William M. Glover came in last  Saturday from the Big Bend. After 25 years steady work  at placer mining he will give it up for the present and go  down the river to look around among the quartz camps of  Kootenay lake. He reports the Last; Chance people in  950 feet without reaching the bed-rock.  The near approach of the railway to the Slocan is manifested by the daily whistling of the work-train engine.  Tom Ward says the whistling is the death-knell of the  "Rustle house." Tom surely does not expect to have a  "soft snap" all his life.   '.-���������'������������������ ,  The time for putting in tenders for the delivery of logs at  the Davies-Sayward mill on Pilot Bay has been extended  to October 13th. Tenders should be in duplicate, and one  copy -forwarded to Joshua Da vies, Victoria, the other to  George T.Kane, Pilot Bay.  It is<claimed that the stage of water on the Columbia below Sproat will prevent the steamer Lytton making many  more trips this season, aud that she will even be compelled  to lay up altogether, as the stage of water in the river below Revelstoke is lower than at this time last year. This  news, if true, ends all hopes of getting Kootenay Lake ore  to the Revelstoke smelter this fall.  A kiln of 40,000 bricks was fired this afternoon by the  Nelson Brick Company. They expect to be able to furnish  bricks for���������chimneys in about 14 days.  A cabbage weighing IS pounds, a half bushel of potatoes  ���������the largest of which weighed one pound���������and a peck of  well-flavored tomatoes were part of the cargo of the Galena last Thursday. The vegetables were grown on J. C.  Rykert's farm at the boundary line, and are on exhibition  at The Miner office, merely to show the capacity of the  soil of the Kootenay valley.  Minister of customs Bowell," accompanied by J. S. Clute,  collector of customs at New Westminster, passed through  Nelson this week, on a tour of frontier customs-house inspection. They came by way of Crow's Nest pass from  Fort McLeod, Alberta, and intended taking in the customs-houses at Fort Shepard aud Osoyoqs Lake.  A. L. Davenport and Thomas Barker started this week  on a hunting trip through the mountains lying to the north  of the Kootenay. They expect to find cariboo and bear,  and as they are both hunters of renown, the Poor man mill  and office will, ho doubt, be littered with trophies on their  return.  We arc informed that mr. Corbin has expressed his intention of putting on one or more steamboats on the Columbia river next season, larger and with better accommodations than those now plying upon that river. He said to  our informant that the. wants of his railway required a  daily steamer to accommodate the1 travel. 'lhe Columbia  &��������� Kootenay Steam Navigation Company have also contracted with a Portland firm of shipbuilders to construct a  large boat at Revelstoke, with lS-inch cylinders and about  30 feet longer-than the Lytton. The latter boat is found to  be totally until ted for the lower river, having too little  power to'steam'the Kootenay rapids, and having too few  staterooms for the tourist travel. It is to be hoped that in  building new boats the traditions of tlie past will be abandoned, and something capable of keeping up with modern  improvements adopted.  Personals: James Delancy, a former resident of Revelstoke and Ainsworth, but now of Spokane Falls, came in  tin's week to take a look at his 30-foot lots on Baker street.  Jim found everything to his liking: even the big boulder  on one of the lots. Dr. Campbell returned from Hot  Springs district on Thursday, and left early the next  morning for Revelstoke. Henry Jacoby, having satisfactorily settled all outstanding claims against the Nelson  City Improvement Company, left for Victoria on Monday  morning, going out by way of Sproat and Spokane Falls.  R. E. Lemon came in on Sunday, and reports having received good returns from samples of Trail Creek ore sent  out to Spokane for assay. He left on Tuesday morning for  Revelstoke, hoping to! get needed rest in the quiet repose  of that slumbering smelting center. Mr; Robinson of the  Revelstoke smelter is taking a look at the mines and prospects of the lake district, and expects to size up the country before returning northward. Donald Dunn, the railroad man, was in Nelson on Sunday for the first time. He  brought along samples of rock from the Gilt Edge, a claim  that he 'expects to make a "killing" out of. Tom Allen  came in today from Vancouver, having left that.village on  Saturday last. He will remain around here for a few  days. John McLeod came hi Thursday and took over the  land cleared on the Hoover preemption.  It is rumored that D. C.cCorbin will'.put a boat on the  Columbia, to run between Little Dalles and a landing on  the Kootenay, 2 miles east of Sproat. By making a landing  on the Kootenay the obstructions and rapids in the Columbia above the mouth of that river will be avoided.  Daniel P. Kane has taken up a preemption on Crawford's bay, adjoining the land taken up the Cockle boys.  A number of "fore-runners" and "adA'anee guards" of  capitalists seeking investments in mines have, been in Nelson during the week. If the capitalists get as badly  tangled up in mines as the "fore-runners" did with.  tangle-foot whisky, the outlook for this camp is a sad one  to contemplate.  Today J. W. Cockle and his brother covered the distance  between thePilot Bay saw-mill and Nelson (25 miles), in a  row-boat, in 5 hours. From Buchanan's mill to Nelson  they had E. S. Wilson, C. C. Sproule, and E. A. Morris  aboard, and made the run up in 3{: hours. This fast time  was made with a boat of their own make.  . C. W. Busk of Balfour states that as soon as the hotel  now being erected in his town is completed, he will put  men at work cutting out a trail from Balfour to Ainsworth.   The distance is 8 to 10 miles. '  For sale���������-16 Al dairy cows���������reducing stock for winter���������  price $40 per head on board steamer. For further particulars apply to Fred Fraser, Revelstoke, B. C.  John Kirkup came in from Sproat this evening, and reports running across a bear, almost as big as a 2-year-old,  in the trail on the zigzag a few hundred feet west of Wilson's slaughter-house. "Jack" hurried to town and the  bear hurried on up Cottonwood Smith creek ravine.  The government will sell lots in Nelson the latter part of  this month. They will be sold at auction, with a building  clause. Twenty per cent of the purchase price in cash, the  balance in 12 months.  lEoundary-Iiiiic Lawd OwucrsSup Ifrisputc.  On liis outward trip  last week, W. A. Baillie-  Grohman,  manager' of-the  Kootenay  Valleys  Company, Limited, notified J. C. Rykert jr.,  customs officer at the boundary line, that he  was trespassing on lands reserved for his company under the reclamation scheme. He, further, forbid mr, Rykert cutting hay on the land.  Mr. Rykert claims that he preempted the land  years ago, and that while his -preemption was  not allowed, the commissioner of lands arid  works gave him to understand that he should  get title to the land at the proper time. Mr.  Rykert, also, claims that he has expended over  $8000 in improving the land, and that he has  lived on and continuously worked it since settling there in 1S8L It is understood that mr.  Grohinan's company wants the land for a town-  site, and that a surveyor has already been ordered to plot it. Many people would like to  learn in what way the Kootenay Valleys company have earned title to any land on the lower  Kootenay. They certainly have not reclaimed  an acre .from overflow, and mr. Rykert claims  that his land is high and dry at all seasons of  the year, and therefore.' does not come within  the lands reserved for the reclaimers.  HATS I  HATS I  AT  J  T  C. S. F. Hamber,  Notary Public, Nelson.  A. G.  TlIYNNE,  Vancouver.  AND  X  ������       ���������  mwgg  '���������^fc  AND  %  &  CONVEYANCERS  have moved Into their new office, 105 West Baker street,  where they are now ready to transact business.  OFFICES:  NELSON, B. C, i VANCOUVER,  No. 105 West Baker Street. J Water Street.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made txnd returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 5 East, Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  DEALERS  IN  GENTS' FURSSS5SHSMGS,  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos,  cigars, stationery, etc.  Postoffice Store, Nelson, B. 0.

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