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 i Only Paper  Printed in the  KLootenay lake Mining Districts.  For Rates  of Subscription and  Advertising  ffUMBEE 15.  KELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE   27,  1890.  See Fourth Page.  $4 A YEAE  THE-  WEEK'S   MIXING /NEWS   SUMMER   UP.  In   Hot  Springs district the main- subject of  discussion is the success or failure of the Best  patent smelter.    The patentee is on  the ground  engaged in clearing a site for a plant of 20 tons  capacity.    The location selected is at the mouth  of Woodbury creek, 2 miles north of Ainsworth.  The pump and hoist for the Little Donald was  brought in  from  Butte   this   week,   and   contractor  Northey  is  now engaged in getting it  up to the ground and in place.    The machinery  for the Krao was ordered from Chicago some  time ago; but the  manufacturers  made a mistake  in  shipping  it,   and a   "tracer" found  it  down on a Southern Pacific sidetrack in Arizona.   It is expected in next week.   A gentleman  who claims to know a little about mines states  that the Fourth j recently  purchased for $9000,  "is  sure to  be  worth  half a million '.within a  year."    Its owner is a .wheat-buyer from Minnesota, and if the above  prediction  proves  true,  speculating in mines is a more profitable business than speculating in wheat on   the Dulutli  board of ��������� trade.  At Hendryx, the Blue Bell was visited by E.  W\ Herrick and J. Thompson jr., 2 businessmen of Minneapolis who are owners in that  great- property. They were surprised at its extent, and now believe that their investment in  British Columbia lead ore will turn out better  than some of their investments in "twin city"  real estate.  In Toad Mountain district the only thing  worthy of note is the ore shipments from the  Silver King. Six days a week Joe Wilson's  train of 24 pack animals makes a round trip between the steamboat landing and the mine.  The estimated value of the ore brought down  daily is from $1000 to $1200, each sack of 100  pounds being worth about $15. The Surprise  and barge transports the ore from Nelson to  Bonner's Ferry, making 2 trips a week.  At Eagle creek, the Poorman company is at  work making preparations to start a< tunnelthat  ���������will'tap the ledge at a depth of BOO feet. A Pel-  ton wheel is being placed in position, and a Burleigh drill has been ordered. This company  means business, and everything undertaken is  carried out successfully. The Royal Canadian  has been examined by a number of "experts,"  and a deal is now said to be in progress, which  if made will'place that property in the hands of  men backed up by Ontario capitalists 'who' are  not. afraid to invest a few thousands in gold  prospects.  Samples of ore brought in from Goat River  district by Thomas Shearer gave returns of $59  in silver and 20 per cent lead, Ellis of Nelson  making the assays.  On the north side of the Kootenay, attention  is being attracted towards the nickel ledges, of  which Atherton & Garrity's is the best known  because of it5 great width. This ledge is being  crosscut on. the surface, and assays made gave  returns of $40 in nickel, along with a small  value in silver and gold.  On the'��������� promontory-between ��������� the lake and  Crawford's bay 4 men are. at work on claims  that show wide ledges carrying galena and carbonates. On. one claim is a 5-foot vein of mica,  but of so poor a quality on the surface as to  render it. of no commercial value.  within 6 inches of the gunwales with a miscellaneous cargo, consisting in part of whisky,  beer, powder, fuse, steel, flour, crackers, butter,  and cigars. The run through the first rapids  below Sproat was made successfully, but the  current below the rapids carried the boat to the  west side of the river, where she upset in the  breakers, "Ward and Kelly having great difficulty in swimming ashore. The bateau floated  down the river, and is now beached below the  mouth of Trail creek, and said to be intact. Part  of the goods were found floating in eddies close  to the scene of the upset. The cargo was valued  at $500, of which about $150 has been recovered  in a damaged condition.  ��������� Hart Bad JLuck  with  a   First Boating   Venture.  Owing to the steamer Lytton being hauled off  the river below Sproat, trouble is experienced in  getting supplies down to Trail Creek. Men who  understand boating saw a chance to make  money easily and rapidly, and one of them,  known as "Long Kelly," induced Harry Ward  of WTard's ferry to make a venture. A 80-foot  bateau was purchased from ranchman McLeary,  and over 2000 pounds of freight secured. They  were warned by mr. McLeary not to.put more  than 1200pounds aboard; but mr. Kelly heeded  not the advice and  loaded the boat down   to  The Rover Creek iioltl Prospects.  Rover creek is coming to the front as a gold  bearing district; recent assays of rock from  some of the prospects there giving large returns. The claim at present attracting attention is the White water,owned by John Wallace  and M. S. Davys, the latter having secured one-  half interest for driving a tunnel and doing  other development work. The last rock taken  out was very rich, picked specimens running as  high as $3000 to the ton. An all-round average  of $80 was obtained from 15 assays. Mr. Davys  was at Rover-creek during the week and made  arrangements to have 2 tons of the rock shipped  to the Revelstoke smelter for a working test.  Should the returns of the 2 tons be as favorable  as those of former assays, mr. Davys will move  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company plant  from the Golden King claim to the ground and  begin operations as soon as practicable. A trail,  also; will be cut from the "Whitewater- ground  down the creek to Ward's ferry, a distance of  about 6| miles... Confidence in Rover creek  prospects depends largely on the success of this  enterprise, and many hope mr. Davys has a,  good thing.     _ _____"___   Relieve*! to Re the Mother &ode.  About a quarter of a mile up Eagle creek from  the Poorman, McRae & Keefer have 21ocations  called the Wild Cat and  the Catamount.    On  the Wild Cat an open cut and tunnel has been  run in, 75 feet uncovering a 12-foot ledge of  white quartz, carrying iron and copper pyrites  and a little galena. Assays of the iron pyrites  gave a, return of $36 in gold. The ledge, from  its size, is believed to be the mother lode of the  Eagle Creek district. The owners'of the Wild  Cat and Catamount are jubilant, and as one of  them is a man of means, development will not  lag on account of the scarcity-of money.  Nelson Handicapped  by  Blundering Olticiais.  The impression prevails that but few lots will  be sold at the auction sale on Tuesday, as few  residents of Nelson are able to expend $500 on a  building, as required by the notice of sale. If  these lots had been ottered with a building requirement within the means of the average Yd an  in a new camp, not less than 100 lots would be  sold, and as many comfortable dwellings be  erected within 3 months. But the fates have  willed it that Nelson is to be perpetually ���������handicapped by blundering officials at Victoria.  The   Future   of  a   Camp   Depending   on   a   Tunnel.  At Ulecillewaet the Selkirk Mining Company  is running a 500-foot tunnel on  the Lanark, the  work being done by contract. This tunnel is  expected to tap the ledge at a depth that will  solve the problem, "Are the ore bodies of Ulecillewaet camp shallow deposits or veins that go  down?" McKinnon has a few men at work on  the Maple Leaf, a. claim adjoining the Lanark,  and has 5 horses packing ore to the railway, for  shipment to the Revelstoke smelter.  The  Price of Silver Slowly .-Falling.  The latest obtainable quotations from   New  York place bar silver at $1.15$ an ounce.  TRAIC   CREEK    STIUL    ROOMING.  Advices received from Trail Creek this week  are, in effect, that while the camp is not a good  one to prospect in, owing to all the?ground being staked off, the showings are improving as  work progresses. Mining supplies are abundant, and development will continue during  the winter. There are between 75 and 100 men  in the camp, and money is plentiful. Prospects  change hands readily "at figures ranging in the  hundreds.��������� ....'Taking the steamer Lytton off the  run between Sproat and Little Dalles is causing  considerable inconvenience, and probably will  prevent ore shipments this fall; but arrangements are'��������� being made to run small boats between the landing and Little Dalles as well as  to Sproat. Perdue & Stewart's claim is reported  a dandy, with a ledge 30 feet wide. E. S. Topping has received ''returns from samples taken  across 18 feet of the Le Roi ledge. The assays  rather astonished the owner, they being the  best from the camp, the highest going $217 in  gold to the ton. If the ore will mill with the assays, mr. "Topping states that 5 feet on the  hanging-wall of the Le Roi will yield $142 in  gold to the ton (hot counting the copper), and  that 6 feet on the foot-wall will give returns of  at least $40 to the ton. Mr. Ellis of Nelson returned from the camp last .week, haying gone  there in the interests of R. E. Lemon, the  owner of the Josie. He is now at work assaying samples taken from several of the leading  claims.  The PresentArrangements < Suit the  People.  It is proposed by the postoffiee officials at Victoria to have the mails brought to Nelson on  Tuesdays and Fridays^ and the return mail sent  back on the same days so as to connect with the  construction train at the Slocan.    The present  arrangement of arrival and departure of mails  at Nelson is the best that can be made under the  circumstances. The mails arrive at Sproat on  Monday and Thursday evenings and are sent out  Tuesday and Friday mornings to the Slocan on  the construction train, arriving at that place  about 8 o'clock. The Slocan is fully 16 miles  from Nelson, and a pack animal cannot cover  the distance in much less than 5 hours, as a delay always occurs at "Ward's ferry; therefore,  the mail could not arrive at Nelson before 1  o'clock. The return trip requires fully as much  time, and the mail would' reach the Slocan too  late to catch the construction train that leaves  for Sproat at 5:30 p. m. By the present arrange-  in ent, mail matter for Nelson is not held at  Sproat either in going, out or coming in, and  people here) have ample time between mails to  attend to correspondence. Instead of tinkering  over the arrangement of a. schedule, the Victoria officials had better be making arrangements to give the people of the Kootenay Lake  country adequate mail service during the coming vvinter.  The ColuBiibia and Kootenay Railway..  The rails are laid to the Slocan, and the cribbing on which will rest the bridge piers is being  placed in position at that stream. Whitehead,  McLean & McKay's graders are now at work on  the east side of that river. They expect to finish  up their contract by the 15th of October, as the  remaining section is but 2������ -miles long and all  light work. Keefer & Co. began work on the  Nelson side of the Kootenay this week, and the  dull quiet that prevades the town is broken 2 or  3 times a day by shots that make windows rattle  like dice in a. box. A gang of 8 men came to  Nelson on Friday, and-went on up the river to  take out cedar for piers for the bridge across the  Kootenay. The right-of-way has been cleared  from Sproat to the new terminus, a mile or so  up the Columbia. A contract has also been let  for clearing 100 acres for a townsite, D. McGillivray being the successful bidder. i  <  I  THE  MINEE:   MlLSOtf,   B, 0���������   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 27,  1890.  Goods  and  Supplies  Delivered at any Prospect, Claim, or Mine in tlie  Hot  Springs Mining District  o^_~r.:r-������- full lizd-ties oif*  BBDi fit   HUB  STAPLE GROCERIES.  %& O     1     EoillBLlf  BOOTS A  CLOTHING.  Drugs and Cigars in stock at Ainsworth.  AINSWORTH, BV G., and REVELSTOKE, B, 0.  ������t  !  jf.'  iff  K  ill  iir  m  tiOI-DE.VS   CHIEF 'TRIBUTARY   illltfOtt   DISTRICT;  The South Fork camp, if we make such a distinction, is situated on a tributary of the Spilimichene some 20 miles back from the Columbia,  andvconnection  is made  with  Golden  On  the  C. P.R. by  17 miles of water navigated by the  steamers of the Kootenay Mail Line.    The mineral veins  which  traverse this  section < of the  Selkirks  pierce  the  mountain   sides   near the  source of the>creek in a west-by-iiorth and east-  by-south course,   having a general dip  of between 50 and 60 degrees in a southerly direction.  The country rock, could arll be classed under the  sweeping assertion of slate and granite; however a, close1 study of the different strata teaches  us different.    Granitic rocks^are numerous, but  mostly of a sedimentary character, as gneiss  and schist;  while   argilaeeous slate,   talc,  and  calcareous  shales  prevail  throughout  the district.   The different veins are nearly all encased  in slate, with -dolomite or syenite as wall rock.  The gangue is invariably calcareous, and ribbon  veins at times lead into small pockets of dolomite spar, impregnated with  galena and other  silver-bearing ore.    The property to receive our  attention  first is  owned  by  Wells, Alymer ������������������������&  Pollock,   and consists  of a group of some 12  claims, located so'as to make poaching an impossibility  on  their grounds, and  the  leading  claim is known as the Vermont,    This property  is situated on a precipitous bluff which is capped  by the remnants  of a small glacier,  and that  well-known mineral stain discolors the rock so  as to  make  it easily distinguished a long distance off.    The surface of the Vermont is literally cut up  by  what  some might  term  gash  veins of galena, biit which so far.have evinced  no desire to pinch out���������a freak which veins of  that class invariably possess, and often at the  wrong time for the financial benefit of the operators.    These ores assay from SO to 800 ounces  of silver per ton; the last-mentioned being from  a seam carrying a large percentage of gray copper.      There  is   a   windlass   tramway   on   the  grounds for transporting the ore to the creek-  bottom,   the product being conveyed from the  workings  to the  tramway by means of   rawhides   and   muscle.      There are some   8  men  employed in and around this property, while 2  pack trains are carrying about 6 tons weekly to  Carbonate landing  on  the  Columbia,   10   tons  having been shipped from  thence to Golden already  on the  steamers.   Opposite these claims  and on the western side of the creek is another  group  of claims  worthy of note.    These are 3  claims  running from  the creek-bottom to the  apex of the mountain���������over 2000 feet above the  creek and nearly 10,000 above sea level���������on a  vein wdiich. is decidedly a kidney one.    The first  2, known as the Syenite Bluff and the Agnes,  are the property of Lowe & Daniard and show  up well in places.    The first is a fine 'prospect,  galena meeting the eye at   every point; but the  ore requires to be concentrated before shipment  will be a paying venture; there are  3   tunnels  driven at different levels to a distance of 30 feet  and over.   The Agnes extends beyond the limits  of apparent timber-line, the vein being hidden  in places by accumulated slide matter.    The uppermost half is well defined and easily traced,  the mineral changing into a bismuth ore, Victoria returns giving 53 per cent of that metal.  The last and highest claim in the group is called  the   Dark   Horse   and  is owned by Morrison,  Percv & Molloy.    A tunnel is in some 90 feet,  but the site was unfavorably chosen, as it requires about 50 feet more to reach the bod3* of  mineral on that portion of the vein. This property is commencing to ship an output of galena,  while the bismuth is kept on the dump awaiting a favorable market. These claims are admirably located for tunneling, which greatly  economises the expense of development. The  creek has a splendid and powerful fall above  these properties, and the erection of a concentration plant would be a paying investment, as  ore could then be shipped,which is now consigned to lie on the dump awaiting some easier  facility for transportation than by the present  tortuous and expensive p^tck trail.  The last expression brings us back to what of  late  years has   become a veritable eyesore in  Kootenay, and was used as a means of attack or  defence by the candidates in the last election; it  has  evidently healed lip of late and I am very  chary of again probing it.    But, to borrow a brilliant quotation of our premier in  the political  strife referred to, "If you don't succeed at first,  try,       try       again."       So,      accepting        the  cue,    we    cast   our    scruples   to    the   winds:  We have nothing to find fault with in the route  selected for the present trail, as it would be difficult to find a much easier one by the nature of  the country it traverses.     The route is admirably  selected,  although  the   grades are  a little  steep in places, still at such ascents the footing  is good and we cannot expect to find easy grades  for 20 miles on a mountain; but there are portions of the  roadbed in a  wretched sta.te  for  loaded animals to pass over.    I mean in such  places where the soft and springy nature of the  ground makes corduroying a necessity, and on  side hills where grading is required  to  make  footing a possibility.    After every high wind  the trail is blocked by fallen timber; this happens especially "on the first quarter of the distance between the river and the first summit.  Now when pack-masters have to lay off a trip  every few weeks to chop out the trail and patch  up mud-holes, they naturally add to the price of  freight in order to make one week's work balance with another; so that the blood, so to speak,  is sapped out of ore before it  reaches Golden.  We dont mean to infer that this could be remedied at once, that might be asking too much  of the present reigme; still it could be materially  helped and at no very great expense.    Still better, if after a thorough inspection of the different  properties this fall, should the prospects guarantee it, would it not be advisable to construct  a sleigh road this winter, as it wrould not require  an enormous sum to construct such a highway  down the valley of the Spilimichene, should that  route prove to be a feasible one.    Captain Armstrong of the Kootenay mail boats has generously  offered to construct such a road under  certain conditions.    Now if captain Armstrong  can find a feasible route for such a road and has  faith enough in the prospects to build the road,  why dont the government enter into some contract      with      him      for      the     construction  of it;  it  would become the route for a  trunk  road to tap Jubilee, Spilimichene, Big Buttes, and  Bugaboo creeks, and a sum expended on such a  road at once would do away with the annual expenditure upon trails, which will be in the same  condition the following spring.    Transportation  of ores by a sleigh road in winter would not cost  half as much as by trail in summer.    Again, the  outlet by a sleigh road would admit of a carrying capacity of at least five times greater than a  trail, so that if it turned out as favorable as  expected the Golden works could be kept running in full blast by the output of this district  alone.    This needs some discussion.  Neil L. Morrison.   .  Carbonate, September 8th.  a ���������������  Fay Ike  Kill  and   Shoo! 'tfiic ^Landlord."  A blue-grass idyl has been circulating .through-  southern society in New York "city for a month  past. It is a tale of 2 Kentuckians���������one a  major, the other a colonel���������who, after a night  cof luck at poker in their native town, determined to gratify an oft-expressed desire to visit  New York. They went, and after 2 days of  sight-seeing the colonel suggested to the major  that a trip to New York would not be complete  without a dinner at Delmonico's. The major  agreed. It was deemed that it would hardly lie  considerate to take mr. Delmonico unawares,  and in order to prepare him for so unusual an  event as a swell dinner for 2, the Kentucky gentlemen went to the restaurant early in the day,  called for the head waiter, and told him what  they wanted.    "Spare no expense," they said.  They dined at 6. It was a splendid drnher.  They tasted wines of all kinds that' th'eyjhad  never heard of before. They ate a great deal  and drank a great, deal, and each told the other  stories that both knew by heart. The banquet  lasted 3 hours.  They called for their bill. The waiter placed  a check, face down, on the menu. The gentlemen were toasting each other as the waiter did  this, and when they placed their glasses on the  table he was gone. They saw what appeared to  them to be a scrap of paper on the-menu.and  brushed it off. The old fellows were ignorant of  the customs of French restaurants, and they  concluded that the menu must be the bill. The  colonel began to figure up the prices. It seems  that they had eaten a great deal, but the names  of the dishes were in a language unknown to  them, and, anyway, they were not in a mood to  bother about trifles.  But the colonel gasped when he figured up  the total.    It was $960.  "Great Heavens, sah!" he exclaimed to the  major. "It is $960. If we pay this we can't  get back home."  "We might," suggested the major, faintly,  "we might jump out of this window and run."  "No, sah," said the colonel, bringing his fist  down on the table, "we are Kentucky gentlemen, sah. We will pay this bill, sah, and then,  sah, we will shoot the landlord, sah."  An  Unique Ka.se Rail Nine.  Joliet,  an  Illinois   town  40   miles   south   of  Chicago, has a wonder in the base ball line.   It  is an expert amateur base ball club, all brothers.  There are 11 in the club, the father being umpire and the youngest brother the mascot. These  are the Lennon brothers, sons of John Lennon,  a prosperous marble dealer, who in addition to  the-10 boys has 8 girls. The boys range in years  from 15 to 24, and the team is* called the Lennon Brothers' nine. They have played a large  number of amateur games with clubs from  neighboring towns, and have invariably won.  The father and mother are still young, healthy,  and active, neither appearing to be over 45, and  are as full of live and sport as their large family  of boys and girls. THE  MINEE:   NELSON,  E.C.,   SATFEDAY,   SEPTEMBEK  27,  VernomStreet, near Josephine,  V   NELSON, B. C..���������-':���������'���������'������������������  SODERBERG &. JOHNSON,  PROPRIETORS.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE TABLE  O" ��������� ���������  is acknowledged  the best  in the mountains.  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  NO whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  ������������������������������������.' . . -   ' ���������. ...:,.' a  celebrated brands.  EAST   RAKER   STREET.  A. J.  C. VAN   NESS,  PROPRIETORS.  LARQEST HOTEL IN NELSON  AFFORDS   SPLENDID   VIEWS  OF   BOTH  TOAD MOUNTAIN AND KOOTENAY RIVER  Best brands of liquors and cigars always in stock.   The  table furnished with the best in the market.  ootenay  Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.  THE   STEAMER   LYTTON  REAVES   REVE&STOKE  for Sproat on Mondays and Thursdays.  LEAVES   SPROAT  for Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Owing to the low stage of water, trips have been discontinued between Sproat and Little Dalles.  J. A. MARA, Manager.  Revelstoke, September 20th.  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.  TEAMSTER   JIM.  It ain't jest the story, parson, to tell in a crowd like this,  Weth the virtuous matron a frownin', and chidin' the gig-  glin' miss,  Ah' the good old deacon a noddiri' in time weth his patient  snores,  An' the shocked aleet of the capital, stalkin' away through  the doors. /:--,---:;-' ���������' ���������  But then, it's a story thet happened, an' every word of it's  ,'.:������������������ true;, ',  An'sometimes we can'help talkin'of the things thet we  sometimes do.  An' though good society coldly shets its doors onto "Team-  ��������� ster Jim,".-',  I'm thinkin'ther's lots worse people thet's better known  than him.  I mind the day he was married, an' I danced at the wed-  - ��������� din',.too; -:  An' I kissed the bride, sweet Maggie, daughter of Ben  V." McG-rew., "..���������.���������. .; ���������  I mind how they set up housekeepin', two young, poor,  happy fools,  When Jim's only stock was a heavy truck an'four Kairi-  tucky mules.  Well, they lived along con tented, weth their little joys an'  eares,   "       . . ������������������   -  An' every year a baby come, an' twicet they come in pairs;  Till the house was full of children, weth their shoutin' and  Slayin'and squalls,  eir  singin' an' laughin'  an' cryin' made   Bedlam  wethih its walls.  So, they lived along in that way, the same from day to day.  With plenty of time for drivin' work an' a little time for  Play,  An' growin' around 'em the sweetest girls and the liveliest,  manliest boys,  Till the old gray heads of the two old folks was crowned  with the homeliest joys.  Eh?   Come to my story? 'Well,-that's all.   They're livin'  just like I said,  Only two of the girls is married, an' one of the boys is  ���������dead. ���������  An' they're honest an' decent an' happy, an' the very best  ^people I know,  Though I reckon in brilliant comp'ny they'd be voted a  leetle slow.  Oh, you're pressed for time���������excuse you ?   Sure.   I'm sorry  I kept you so lOng;  Good-bye.   Now he looked kind o' bored like, an' I reckon  that I was wrong  To tell seen a commonplace story of two sech commonplace  ...   ���������' c lives, . : ; '-' ;���������-.-���������  But we can't aU git drunk an' gamble an' fight, an' run off  with other men's wives. V    '  ���������Robert J. Burdette.  Wby loadoii is fbe  Healthiest  City in tlie World.  London's population, twice as great as that of  New York, is scattered over an area of 1209  square iniles, by reason of her superior transpo-  tation facilities. London is the most healthful  city in the world. Its death rate is the lowest.  Tenement houses are almost unknown. Work-  in gra en have little cottages of their own in the  suburbs, with gardens, green grass, and trees.  This because the people have room enough and  adequate, cheap, rapid transportation.   It is possible to live 20 miles from the center of London  and reach the city in less than  an   hour, at a  cost of 4 cents a trip.    In other words, the trains  of London travel 3 times as fast as the trains of  New  York,  and are from  20 to 400 per cent  cheaper.   Compelled by an act of parliament, all  the roads of the great city on the Thames run  special workigmen's trains at certain hours in  the morning and permit the workingmen to return in special coaches attached to the regular  train at night.     At first it was necessary for  parliament to force the roads to recognize the  needs of the working people, but railroads soon  found that they could lower the rate established  by law and still make money by charging the  almost ridiculous small fare of 4 cents a trip, or,  when the trip is 20 iniles long, about one-fifth  of a cent a   mile.     The   ordinary   third-class  ticket for one trip   costs 25 cents.    In  other  words, the working man gets a rebate of 21 cents  a  trip.    The   rates   for   other   passengers   are  equally reasonable.    Season tickets, which correspond  in some respects to the commutation  tickets issued by the railroads near New York,  enable suburban residents to travel to the city  at the rate of from 12 to 18 cents a day.    These  tickets entitle the owner to as many trips a day  as he may be pleased to take, and permit him to  get on and off as many times as he wishes at  any and all stations.    With all the stops, and  they are  very frequent, the average time for  trains is 20 miles an hour.    These trains supply  nearly all  the  transportation   that is  needed.  There are no horse cars in the city proper. Cabs  and omnibuses of a type much improved since  the days of Charles Dickens charge absurdly low  fares to passengers.  "The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  KEVIEW HOUSE  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  ���������.>nels6n, b. c.  JOHN SON   &   MAMONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The reputation made for this house by ite former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TW0-ST0KY HOTEL 1ST NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  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.  PROPRIETORS  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. O.  H.   &  T.   ftflADDE  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  THE      TABLE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE  BAR. IS   STOCKED. WITH THE  BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  $*f  !��������� i amaiM mmi an ju. m  ���������WMUMMMEftkim tfMltiaHUBMMKltyilHWJflg  ������ THE  MINEE:   NELSON,  B. ,0.,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 27, 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.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down tile column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines'of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  ������������������must bo paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Reading or Local Notices 25 cents a line each  insertion.    Contracts made.  Birth Notices free if weight-of child is given; if  weight is not given .$1 will be "charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from ������1 to ������10���������according to the'social'stahding of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates.   Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  ;-in stock. -. ���������       - ���������'���������������������������",  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters: The Miner, Nelson, B.C.,  (with "via Kootenai, Idaho," added if mailed in the  United States.)  <.,..-���������  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. V  EOITORIAIi-' IfcKMAKMS.  In June .last the provincial government'" was  petition ed  to survey   in   lots   the unsurveyed  land  reserved  for a townsite at Nelson.    The  petitioners asked  that a number of the lots be  disposed of to actual residents at an upset price���������  of not 'more than $50���������on condition that they be  improved; the lots  to  be  surveyed as soon as  practicable, so as  to allow improvements being  made before the severe w^eather of fall and winter set in.   In answering the petitioners, on July  17th,   surveyor-general  Gore stated   that "the  " government did  not  consider it desirable to  " survey or sell any more lots in the '-town of  " Nelson at present.",  At the time the petition  was forwarded; but 132 lots had been surveyed,  more than  half of the number being held for  speculation   by outsiders.     Many prospectors,  miners,   and mechanics,   although laboring at  some distance from  Nelson, desired to have a  permanent home in the town, but were unable  to  do  so,   owing to the high figure at which  lots were held���������the figures ranging from  $200  for 30-foot  lots  to  $1000 for 50-foot lots.    The  government   took   no   further   action   until   3  weeks ago, when a party of surveyors arrived  and began surveying the remainder of the reserved land.    The  survev is  now almost corn-  pie ted, and  the government gives notice that  the lots, which are all 25-foot front, will be disposed  of to  the  highest   bidder   on   the   30th  instant.     Each lot will be sold subject to the  erection  of  a building   of   not less  than  $500  value within  6 months  from the date of sale;  any purchaser failing to  erect   such   building  within the stipulated period shall forfeit his deposit (20 per cent of the  purchase price),   and  the sale will'be canceled.  If the government wished 'to prevent poor  men from settling at Nelson no better coarse  could be adopted than requiring them to erect a  $500 building on a 25-foot-front lot, the erection  to be completed within the 6 months of winter,  ���������for, practically, winter begins and ends within  the time stipulated in the published notice of  sale.   At present there are but few men in this  camp who are able to purchase a lot and expend  an additional $500 in erecting a building thereon, but there are a large number willing and  able to purchase lots and build homes, provided  the lots could   be obtained at reasonable prices,  $  and with no restrictions as to the value of the  improvements. There might be an excuse for  this action if the townsite was of limited area,  but there is room enough within its boundaries  for 1000 houses, with each house on a plat of  ground twice the size of the lots now offered for  sale.    , ,��������� '    f;   \v "      ; a' '���������.'."���������������������������;������������������  That the government is acting in good faith  in the matter is not to be questioned, but someone has given the acting commissioner of lands  and works bad advice. No sensible or disinterested person, having-.in view the welfare of the  people who are doing so much to develop this  district under many difficulties, would advise a  course of action that will result in driving poor  men out of the country, for no man cares to  live in a section in which he cannot acquire a  home.   -'.'���������       . ,;' .''. " '��������� ���������' ''-.;���������'���������'  The Columbia & Kootenay Railway Companj--  has located the remaining 7 of its 4-mile-square  blocks, each block said to contain 10,240 acres of  unoccupied, unreserved, and  unrecorded lands.  One of these blocks (No. 13) commences  at a  pbiiit on the west bank of the Columbia river, 2  miles  south  of  the  mouth  of Trail creek, its  boundary lines running thence 2 miles due west,  thence 4 miles due north, thence 4 miles due  east   (crossing   the   Columbia river),  thence  4  miles due south, thence 2 miles due west (cross-  sing the Columbia river) to the place of commencement.     It will  thus   be   seen  that this  block includes within its boundaries 4 miles of  the Columbia  river, a navigable /stream  over  which the province has  no jurisdiction  whatever.       Reserving    such   a    block   of    "land"  is a farce* even if it did not include within its  limits land already taken up by settlers. But the  block in question does include within its lines  preempted land, and if it does, how can the government issue the Columbia & Kootenay Hallway Company a land warrant for 10,240 acres,  which  it is required to  do under law?    It is  plainly the intent of the act to grant the railway company   4-mile-square   blocks   of   unoccupied and unrecorded land, and not to.grant it  blocks covering preemptions and recorded mineral claims.    But the intent of the law is evaded  by the provincial government for some hidden  reason. __.  That the question of annexation is not a sentiment, but one based on the pocket-book, is  beginning to be felt by all thinking Canadians  now that the McKinley tariff law has closed the  markets of the United States to the farmers of  Canada. In conflicts between mere sentiment  and the more worldly pocket, sentiment usually  takes a back seat. The farmers of Canada raise  a surplus of produce. Their only available market is the United States. This market is closed  to them by the passage of the McKinley tariff  bill. They appeal to the mother country for assistance, and are told to shift for themselves. It  is, then, simply a case of work for a mere living  or annexation and prosperity. That the latter  is the course sure to be adopted in the end, and  its coining is already foreshadowed by the following editorial expression from the Telegraph,  the oldest and ablest English paper in Quebec.  It says: "If we are permitted to gauge the cur-  " rent of events in Canada, we think annexation  " to the United States is making great headway among the people. It is coming, and  that before long. Sir John Macdonald may  "preach all kinds of doctrines, he may climb  " upon Johnny Bull's back, and be the last man  "oil earth .to accept the platform, but dollars  " and cents will bring it about. The McKinley  " bill was passed  by a large majority, and that  ������(  a  "dealt a sharp blow to the commerce of Can-  ~Jl ada. England, we are told, is as ready to give  "-up Canada and Newfoundland as we England.  " We are positive that at least this part of the  " country would be in a thriving condition if we  " had America into' one general confederation.  "A few days ago the stars and stripes were  "raised ove ther custom-house in Montreal, and  " now they are flying over the Toronto exhibi-  " tion. What is to prevent them being raised  " over the nation at some future period ? Some-  ���������, "'-'thing must be done, because we cannot stand  " this tinkering at Ottawa any longer. This  " country is, in plain words, going to old Nick,  " and if at the next general election the Re-  " formers do not become aware of the situation,  "we will"'be starved out of existence by the  "United States tariff. England, is neither a  " mother nor a friend to us. If capitalists of  " London can buy the great stock companies of  "the United States; if they can place millions  "of dollars in the plains of that country; if  " they are scared to invest a single dollar in  " British securities, then let us annex, so as to  "secure their aid and hand."  There should be a determined effort made to  secure a more complete exhibit from the prospects, claims, and mines of Toad Mountain district at the Spokane Falls exhibition. So far,  less than a dozen-specimens have been forwarded from this locality. Every indication  points to a 'large attendance from abroad.  Spokane people are interested in the district,  and it is but natural that a large exhibit is expected, and it-should be made. Money spent in  such; an effort will be certain to have large  returns.        .  No country has attained good government by  the suppression of free speech, and in no country  is  the right of  free  speech   maintained   with  greater   vigor   than   in   England.     Yet, while  claiming and maintaining this undoubted right,  ^Englishmen    deny   like    rights    to   Irishmen.  While John Burns, Ben Tiliett, and Tom Mann  are allowed grea/t freedom in discussing questions vital to the interests of the laboring men  of England, John  Dillon, Michael Davitt, and  William   O'Brien   are arrested   and   cast   into  prison for discussing questions equally vital to  the tenant fa.rmers of Ireland.   It certainly cannot be more illegal  to advise laboring men to  unite and  resist the  demands of extortionate  capital as represented by the  owners of shipyards and docks at  London and Southampton  than to advise tenant farmers to resist the exactions  of extortionate capital as  represented  by the absentee landlords of Tipperary and Cork.  Yet, while  the  former action   is   allowed and  considered an alienable  right  in  England, the  Salisbury   government  consider  the latter action a crime in Ireland.     John Dillon and .William O'Brien are now in jail, arrested for "con-  " spiracy and  inciting tenants on a Tipperary  " estate not to pay rent."    Are Englishmen becoming as unfair in regard to freedom of speech  as they are reputed to be in all athletic contests  in which are aliens pitted against them?  The worthlessness of expert {ertiinony upon  any subject is rapidly becoming general, and in  no business is it of so little value as in mining.  Experts may now be retained by either side in  any controversy and will give testimony to suit  their employers. Chemists, engineers, architects, artists, testers of handwriting, and doctors are found every day in the courts giving  evidence against each other as experts. The  Kootenay Lake country has been overrun with  WVwrimWIMUMIIIUJFHntRI  WffH^������B^w>ijmwwwfm THE  MIrJEE,:   NELSON,  B.   0., SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 27,  1890.  5  Dealers in Dry G-oods, G-foceries, ProYisions, Ganiied Groods, Hardware, Etc.   M a Specialty,  ''    '''* ��������� '. ��������� .< * ' I' . ��������� '   ' .''���������'��������� - ..''''������������������.���������'' ���������������������������'���������- n . ���������.'"���������. '- ' " '��������� ������������������   ���������  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage io; call and inspect, G-oods  ���������..;' \-:: .-������������������ ���������'���������    ..';,..������������������'��������� and compare Prices. '..������������������������'"''��������� ��������� "'. ������������������..���������' '  Main Street, REVELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  mining experts this summer, and the opinion of  no two of them agreed on any piece of property  examined. No grea/t mine in America has yet  been opened up and worked on the report of a  mining expei-t. On the contrary,'many mines  have turned out well that were condemned by  them. The best way to prove the yalue of a  piece of ground that shows good surface indications is to work it. To do this requires money,  muscle, and faith, not expert opinion.  ���������'.   &' ���������.. ' ���������    ��������� . -        -���������<������������������.  JLovc Batlly Ilamrticappert'by Age.  The aborigine maiden may not be as handsome or as accomplished as her modern white  sister; but, like her white sister, she has inherited mother Eve's power to compel poor weak  men to do her bidding. Scattered, in the val-  ' leys throughout that vast extent of country,  extending from Old Mexico on the south to the  Arctic on the north, and from the eastern slope  of the Rockies to the ocean-laved Coast range  bordering the Pacific, are men who have forgotten kindred and foresworn country, all for the  sake of winning some dusky maid  for a consort  and helpmate.    Here in the Dominion's "sea of  mountains" hundreds of good  men have reared  families who look up to and   receive motherly  counsel from native princesses  who would not  exchange the airy freedom of the tepee for the  luxurious comforts of the gilded palace of eastern civilization.   And what hundreds have done  in  the past,   hundreds are yet willing  to  do.  Down near Rykert's custom-house on the Kootenay are men���������scions of proud families���������whose  only ambition is to found a family based on a  transmingiing of their aristocratic  blood with  that of the red Si wash,    These men are the subjects of''much playful sport, now that the festive  prospector has invaded  that section.     One of  these old warridrs, ���������'. a   Mexican   war   veteran,  whose age, based on his own admissions, reaches  almost half of that of Methuselah, is enamoured  of a superbly developed little  goddess of love.  As jealous of her as  her parents are greedy in  their demands  on   his  purse, he cannot bear to  listen to discussions in which her graceful form  and winning beauty are the subject.    The boys  put up a job on him-the other day, one of, them  telling a crowd in his hearing that the in aid had  forsaken her aged  love for the tender caresses  of a well-known medico-prospector.     This was  more than the old man could stand, and calling  to  his  little  dog, he spitefully hissed,  "Come  on Maje !   vou son of a gun, come home," as he  rapidly disappeared on   the trail  leading to his  intended father-in-law's camp on   the banks of  the sluggish Kootenay.  MiifBBfliufmg  J'olittcal   Kevelsitions.  As  Boulangist  revelations  continue the vile  condition of French politics becomes daily more.  , apparent. The statement of the duchess d'Uzes  of the manner in which she contributed 3,000,000  francs to the Boulangist cause caps the climax  of disgraceful disclosures. Blowitz says in the  London Times: "In my opinion it is not the  business  of a correspondent to systematically  depreciate the; country whose history he is engaged in recording from day to day, and the  revelations to which Boulangism has given rise  are so humiliating for all those concerned that  they will iii the end involve France herself and  the entire French people. In this astounding  affair some have bought and others have sold  themselves, well knowing the nature of the  transaction, but there are others, highly honorable people, who have sold themselves,, without,  being conscious of the character of their action.  Still all seemed to consider their country as  something that it was entirely proper to turn to  account and to make the most out of, and no  one appears to have placed the, welfare of the  fatherland above personal interests. There was  no occasion to destroy Boulangists; they were  dead already. It is "the Royalists and their  prince who are being slaughtered, and it is  France who is being degraded and made to suffer loss. Everyone referred to "in these disclosures suffers more or less in honor, excepting  the duchess d'Uzes, who appears in no worse  light than that of an extravaganfe who wishes  to pose as a nineteenth century Joan d'Arc,  brandishing in one hand a sword forged at the  mint, and flourishing with the other a banner  of bank notes. It does not glorify the monarchy  to know that the comte de Paris, in spite of his  immense fortune, would not give a penny,  while he permitted a woman to contribute millions. On the other hand the republic gains by  this simple announcement. But what have  been lost are 3 years of tranquillity, respect due  to monarchy, and the good repute of her princes.  A Prizc-Figlit that Did not Come ������AT.  The McAuliffe-Slavin fight which was to have  come off in London, England, at the Ormonde  club, last Monday night has  been indefinitely  postponed.     The men  were  arrested  Monday  .morning and  bound over to keep  the  peace.  The Ormonde club has decided to take no steps  till after the magistrate's decision, and should it  be unfavorable, a purse will probably be offered  to be fought for on the continent shortly. A  great many think that as far as the club fight is  concerned McAuliffe and Slavin will not meet,  and that the only chance of bringing the Australian and American together now is to have  them fight under London prize ring rules at  some interior place on the continent, the same  as Slavin and Jem Smith fought. General disappointment prevails at the unlooked for termination to the great international battle.  Some say that Slavin "blew the gaif" himself,  as it was reported he was on a. spree Sunday  night and was out of condition.  *?*?   "~*=s^?i  .=  .'SMS,,-. ���������> ->&-J5Fi~-. j>rt *-'?/! r������-  NOTICE.  A court of revision and appeal, under the assessment act,  will be held at the government office, Nelson, on Saturday,  the 18th day of October, at 10 a. m.  G. C. TUNSTALL,  Chairman court of revision and appeal.  Revelstoke, September 18th, 1890.  No better real estate investment ! Beautifully  and centrally located at  the head of the west arm  of Kootenay Lake, unsurpassed for fishing, boating, and hunting! All  steamboats to and from  Nelson and Bonner's  Ferry call there! Lots  50x120; streets 60 feet  . wide! Prices, $25 and  . $30; terms, to suit purchasers! Lots selling  .like hot cakes! Buy  . early! Maps and further  ���������'. particulars from H. An-  -.. derspn, Ainsworth; H.  , Selous, Nelson; or C. W.  . Busk, on the ground.  John Houston. Charles H. Ink.  W. Gesner Allan (a Notary Public).  Houston, Ink & Allan.  REAL   ESTATE.  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 lauds, Nelson town  lots, and mineral claims.  Office in The Miner building, Baker Street, Nelson. H [j  I1  ii  M  11  THE  MIEEft':   SELS-ONV  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 27,  1890.  KELSON and SPEOAT.  Will contract to deliver;fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  AGK    T  luin'niiig between Nelson ��������� and������������������ Sproat, and between Nelson  and adjacent .mines.   Will  contract to deliver  ���������'-.'-���������������������������       mining machinery on any mine in        ,  the district.  All Freight SMjjped.-via Canadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly forwarded to destination.  1 &OBi i  at both Nelson and Sproat, where saddle animals can be  hired and job wagons engaged.   V  JTELSOlf OfPIOE AND, MAEEET:  NO. II EAST BAKER STRI  Member of- Society of l-IiesafiseaS. Sastlnstry;  -Author' of "Practical ^rgjoaic Analysis," of  "The Iron Ores of the WorJ������I," Etc.,  Bite.  Expert   in' 'the   "KIsieMi-d"   Alining'   Suit.  1N3NG 'EXPERT   AMD   CHE  '  ,': NELSON,  B.   C. ���������       ''.'-.-  REVISED   ASSAY   CHARGES.  Silver, Gold or "Lead ..." .*..............-.   Copper.......'..'.....- ..'..��������� ������������������-....  ....... .-���������.".-.������������������  Silver and Lead ..........:............. ....  Silver, Gold and Lead. '���������...'.. .. V7vfT?.'.-...... .*..'...  Silver and Copper...'......... ... v..    Silver, Gold and Copper   Silver and Gold.  .........-.'.-'.  Throe'samples for Silver or for Lead................'..  Mineral properties managed, and reported upon.  ests of non-residents attended to..  1ST  . . $1 50  ., 2 50  ..2 00  .. 3 00  .3 00  .. 4 00  :'. 2 oo  .." 3 50  Inter-  , Bredemeyer, Ph.  (Late partner of John Mc vicker's, Salt Lake City)  Mining Engineer, and Provincial and U. S. Surveyor.  AGENT FOR   HAND'S   FIREWORKS.  Masonic Temple Block, Vancouver, B. 0.  Silver, Lead, or Gold. ...$>2 00  Zinc or Arsenic  5 00  RATES FOR ASSAYING.  Copper, Silver and Gold. $2 50  Silver or Gold buUion.. 3 00  Silver and Lead or Silver and Gold V.. V     2 00  Iron, Lime, Silica or Manganese     5 00  Sealed sample for Load, Silver and Gold........'     4 00  Sealed sample for Copper, Silver and Gold... V     5 00  Lead bullion, for Silver and Gold.V..... '.:     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.    v ^  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 Wivsi-Oass Style.   None but White  Help Employed.  ALICE   FOSTEH,   3VC-A_2sT_A-(3-SJR_  .A.- IE  I^XJRTjJdTZ  PSONEER   BARBER   SHOP.  Shaving, Hair Gutting, Shampooing.  East Baker street, next door to Postofiice, Nelson.  .���������SMAIiL   ���������M8L\KS    OF- NEWS.  FltOftl    DONAXIK.  Mountain fever has broke out in McKenzie & Go's tie  camps at the Blaeberry, there being 16 cases (1 fatal) up to  the'20th, among the number Edward Langham, manager  for the firm. The men in the camps are nearly all from the  east, about 100 arriving recently, and are subject to the  fever, not being acclimated.  Notices for tenders for a new court-house and jail are,  posted in town, the new buildings to be erected on "Quality  Hill," about 50 3rards south from the steps at the east end  of the C. P. R. station, and fully half a mile from the business part of town. That fact matters little, for the provincial officials are a muscular lot, and a short walk for  refreshments will not be minded by them.  Peter McCarthy of Calgary, one of the principal stock-  , holders in the Golden smelter, was in Donald a few days  last week.   He stated that the"smelter company intended  to at once begin the erection of another stack for copper  ore exclusively  and another bridge across the Kicking,  -Horse.  '     ���������.'���������',.' ��������� .   ''������������������" '��������� '  v   '  Provincial auditor Smith of Victoria, on his way home  from a -2-month vacation trip cast, spent a day here looking  over the government agent's books. Everything was found  straight as a string. While the people like to poke fun at  the officials because of their peculiarities, yet it nmst be  acknowledged that they perform their public duties honestly and well. ���������   ..'.��������� -'���������'.''*  This week O. G. Dennis,  constable,  tax-collector, and  c  mining recorder at Fort   Steele,  brought in   an   Indian  charged with burglary.   He will be tried at Donald on the  5th of November.  J. C. Greene and H. Moody, 2 of Golden's representative  citizens who have the peace and welfare of that growing  city much at heart, brought a man here on the 19th, claiming that he was insane. On examination by medical experts it was found that the mail was simply suffering from  a slight attack of delirium tremens.  Sam Hammond, manager of the C. P. R. store-car, is a  great dog fancier, and has large kennels at Golden. While  mr. Hammond makes a specialty of pointers and setters,  he has in training a few English ^bull-dogs that he will  match against anything in the province���������not for fighting  but for good looks.  Napoleon Geniar, the stalwart telegraph-line repairer,  whose headquarters are at Donald, is off.west on a trip.  He took his best girl along, believing that a bird in the  hand is worth 2 in a rose-bush.  J. Dover has returned from a second trip to Nelson and  Ainsworth, and says if all tableware and jewelry was as  thickly plated with silver as some of the specimens of ore  he saw at the United mine, in Hot Springs district, there  would be less difficulty in selling watches and spoons along  the line of the Canadian Pacific.  , -.. The "EiFcct of Two Letters.  An eastern paper prints the following pathetic  little story: She was a little old woman in  black, with the least bit of white niching about  her heck���������just such a creature as it takes to  bring- one down to the real thought of humanity, out of the hurly-burly of everyday existence  to the little sorrows and little ,rays of sunshine  that go to make up life as it is. Everybody  noticed her as she came in the car. Her sweet  old face didn't have  many wrinkles in  it, and  the   passengers   wondered   if   she   wrasn't  the  prettiest girl in her crowd when she wascyoung.  The little old lady had 2 letters in her hand,  and after she had given the conductor her nickel  she opened one of them, at the same time adjusting a pair of steel-rimmed spectacles to her  nose. As she read the letter a smile gathered  all over her face and then broke into a laughing  chuckle that everybody in the car noticed.  Another smile came, then a laugh and inore  smiles and the letter was finished. The little  old woman was the happiest person on the car,  and she seemed to want to say something to  somebody. As she put away the first letter and  began opening the other one she turned to a  lady sitting by her and said:  "That letter is from Johnny; my boy, I mean.  He's been gone a long time now, and every Saturday I get a letter from him. He never forgets his old mother, John doesn't, and some  day he will come back to see me. You don't  know the comfort of such a son, young lady."  The second letter was taken from the envelope and the little old woman began reading,  In a moment she started and then jumped to  her feet, staring wildly at the sheet she had in  her hands.  "No, no!" she screamed. "No, it is not soil can't be so."  The little old woman reeled, and a big, burly,  hom^-going laborer caught her in his arms.  She was taken from the car, accompanied by a  number of the passengers, and lifted to a drugstore. When she was finally laid down one of  the passengers put his ear close to her heart,  and then rising shook his head.    "  The little old woman had died. In one of her  hands a letter was clasped and in the other she  clutched a rumpled sheet. The bit of paper was  taken by one of the passengers, who read aloud  to the others:  "Dear Madam���������It is with pain that we disclose to you sad news concerning your son. As  he was returning to the mining camp from the  postoffice last night, his horse threw him  against a rock and he never spoke again. He  died this morning."  ���������frie������*v Engineer of/'tlie...Northern' Pacific Coming.  A Wallace, Idaho, dispatch of the 20th says :  "Chief engineer Kendrick of the Northern Pacific, is 'inspecting-the. Cceur d'Alenes, to see the  prospects for ore shipments from there. When  through with the Cceur d'Alenes inr. Kendrick  goes up to the Kootenay country to inspect' the  ore prospects in that region from a shipping  standpoint, and see what lines are required to  develop the traffic.''  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges,,etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  .';; SEASONED   LUMBER'- ������������������']������������������  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Oor. Baker and. Josephine Sts.  CT  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  Ali Kinds' of Jobbing and Repairing* Kvecuted  Neatly and  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 fine.   Low prices!   Prompt delivery !  Nelson, August loth. G. O. BUCHANAN.  "W"_aj������Tt:e:d i  Tenders for the Delivery of Logs.  Tenders will be received at The Miner oflice 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 MIHEB:   NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 27,  1890.  .CREAM'   OF -THE   WORLD'S' SEWS.  The order Of precedence in the British army is as follows:  Life guards, horse guards, dragoon guards, cavalry of the  line, horse artillery, engineers, grenadier guards, Scots  guards, Coldstreams, then infantry of the line. When  actively employed a British general commanding-in-chief  receives $53.75 a day; a general not in chief command, $10; a  lieutenant-general, $27.50; a major-general, f J5; a brigadier-  general, $12.50; exclusive of all allowances for forage, etc.  A report comes from Montreal that William Whyte, superintendent of the Western division of the Canadian Pacific, with headquarters at Winnipeg, has been promoted  to be master of transportation of the entire system, viceT.  A. McKinnon, who leaves to accept the position of general  ;   manager of the Concord,& Montreal railway.  The Ontario cabinet has been reorganized as follows:  Oliver Mowat, premier and attorney-general; G. A. Ross,  minister of education; C. A. Fesler, commissioner of public  works; A. S. Hardy, commissioner of crown lands; Richard  Harcourt, provincial treasurer; John Dryden, minister of  agriculture; J."M. Gibson, provincial secretary.  W. W. Dixon, a lawyer of Butte, has been nominated for  congress by the Democrats of Montana to make the race  against Tom Carter, the Republican nominee.  The Dalles National bank of The Dalles, Oregon, was  robbed last week of $10,000. The robbers made an entrance  into the vault by tunneling beneath it and working their  way into the safe through the bottom. The job must have  taken 3 weeks and been carefully planned.  At noon one day last week the wife of judge McHatton  of Butte, Montana, entered her bedroom, where she found  a burglar. She ordered him to turn his pockets inside out,  which he; did, giving up a few valuable articles and her  purse containing $10.  The Louisana lottery is doomed. The congress of the  United States has passed a law prohibiting the use of the  mails to any newspaper containing lottery advertisements  or to matter addressed to lotter companies.  The fight between Jimmy Carroll and Andy Bo wen at  the Olympic theater, Mew Orleans, for $3000 a side, was  won by Carroll in 15 rounds. It was the prettiest lightweight battle of the year. Bowen was badly punished.  The betting favored Bowen, who weighed about 120  pounds. The fight was witnessed by a large and representative sporting audience.  ,������������������ July 23rd advices from Cassiar state that last winter was  a severe one at McDame creek, in January the mercury  not venturing out of its bulb, except for a couple of hours  in midday. It ranged from 15������ to 20������ below zero until the  15th of April. Snow fell oh the mountains all through  June. Reese & Go. began sluicing on the-17th of June.  Donald McQuaig is working with John Allen on Snow  creek, but will spend the winter in extending his tunneK  on Quartz creek. Thomas Ruckley on Bear creek is making $4 or $5 a day. There is no news from Thibert or  Dease creeks, except that J. Porter has sold out to the  Diamond C. company.  John Robertson, Canadian inspector of customs at c  Tacoma, was found dead.in his bedroom on the afternoon  of the 17th in the rear of his office in the Northern Pacific  railroad freight building on the Wharf at Tacoma. Half an  hour previous the deceased was checking freight at the  warehouse a short distance away while the boat was being  loaded, and had gone to his office to make out a receipt or  memorandum for the man handling the goods. As he did  not return the man wrent to his office and found him dead  in the bed room adjoining. He had evidently felt the illness coming on and lay down without undressing. The  deceased released all bonded freight at Kootenay station,  Idaho, bound for Nelson and Ainsworth.  Rails are laid on the Westminster Southern 10 miles out  from Liverpool, on the east bank of the Fraser, and the  track would now be at Blaine, Washington, had rails been  On hand as expected.  A stick of timber was cut for a Port Blakely mill company last week by John Coles, at his camp in Mason county,  Washington, that measured 136 feet in length, 81 inches in  diameter at the butt, and 48 inches in diameter at the top.  "Captain" J. -H. Taylor of Great Falls, Montana, has just  returned from a hunting and fishing trip across the Marias  pass, and brings word that no work save surveying is being done beyond that point by the Great Northern, and  that the railroaders will go into winter camp at Cutbank,  near which place some heavy work is to be done. A trestle  180 feet high and which will require 800,000 feet of lumber  will be constructed at that point. Another at Two Medicine pass 211 feet high, and the second in height in America,  the highest being the Stony creek, west of Donald, on the V  Canadian Pacific, will contain between 1,000,000 and 2,000,-  000 feet of lumber. The work from Assinaboine to the  summit is easy, the country being open and devoid of timber. Upon the summit itself is a treeless park covered  with a luxurious growth of wild timothy. Several outfits  have been cutting hay there and have up 1000 tons. On  the western side of the divide there is plenty of timber, but  no heavy cuts are necessary. The Marias is probably the  easiest pass in the range, and it will only be necessary to  make a cut of 8 feet on the very summit to conform with  the grade. Graders are busy constructing a wagon road  from Assinaboine, which will be utilized tin bringing supplies to Cutbank, where a large storehouse is in process of  construction. Beyond the divide the Great Northern will  pass down the middle fork of the Flathead, cross the main  fork and proceed up Bad Rock canyon into Pleasant valley  and the Kootenay country.  W. G. Conrad has left Fort Benton, Montana, viav Great  Falls, for the Northwest Territories. He will visit Lcth-  bridge, Macleod, and Calgary, and make arrangements to  close out the mercantile establishments of his firm, 1. G.  Baker & Co., at those points as soon as possible.  A joint resolution has been introduced in congress to  authorize the postmaster-general to transport Australasian  closed mail from San Francisco to New York for Great  Britain at reduced rates or free of cost. The resolution  authorizes the postmaster-general to make such concessions respecting the transportation from San Francisco to  New York of closed mails made up in the Australian colonies for Great Britain, either by reducing the charge for  transportation or granting transportation free of cost to  the colonies, as in his judgment may be necessary to secure  the cooperation of the colonies in continuing after November next the direct mail service between San Francisco  and Auckland and Sydney, which is now maintained by  reason of the subsidy paid jointly by the colonies of New  Zealand and New South Wales to the steamship company  now performing the service and which will expire by limitation in November, 1890.  The roadmasters of the United States and Canada who  hfive been holding:a convention in Detroit, made a flying  trip over the Michigan Central railway one day last week,  making the run from Windsor to St. Thomas, 111 miles, in  114 minutes, including a stop.  Mr. Ahearn, the champion driller from Colorado, is winning friends during his stay in Butte. He says he proposes  to win the match with William Page if possible, and is  confident that the money will be^his if he drills fast  enough. He also states that another champion stands  ready to challenge the winner of this contest, and that Colorado will nOt refuse him that satisfaction should the first  prize fall his way. He will remain in Butte long enough  to give all who desire a go at him, and will then return to  Denver.   Page has a record of 31������ inches in lo minutes.  A disastrous wreck occurred on the night of the 19th on  the Reading railroad, near Schoemakersville, Pennsylvania. At the point there is a curve about 18 to 20 feet high.  Shortly before 6 o'clock a freight train ran into a coal train,  throwing several cars onto opposite tracks. Before the  train hands had time to warn any approaching train  of danger the Pottsville express, carrying about 150 passengers, cameround a curve at the rate of 45 miles an hour,  and ran into the wrecked coal cars. The engine went down  an embankment, followed by the entire train with its human freight. The scene was one Of great horror. The cries  of the imprisoned passengers were heartrending. Some of  the passengers managed to crawl out of their prison and  arouse the neighborhood. Word was telegraphed to Reading and surgeons and a force of 300 workmen were taken  to the spot. The work was slow and the dead and dying  were taken out with great difficulty. So far 20 dead and 50  wounded have been taken out. .'., ������  IN   THE   TOWN   OF   NELSON.  Notice is hereby given that a public auction sale of lots  in the town of Nelson, West Kootenay district, will be  held at the government office, Nelson, on TUESDAY,  September 30th, beginning at 1 o'clock p. m.  Each lot will be sold subject to the erection of a buillding  of riot less than $500 value within 6 months from the date  of sale. Any purchaser failing to erect such building  within the stipulated period shall forfeit his deposit and  the sale will be cancelled.  Terms 20 per cent cash, and the balance in 12 months  with interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum.  W.'S. GORE, surveyor-general.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, 12th September, 1890.  RESERVE---KOOTENAY   DISTP'CT.  Notice is hereby given that, in pursuance of the provisions of section 3, of the "Columbia and Kootenay Railway  Subsidy Act, 1890," the unoccupied and unrecorded crown  lands situated within the following described blocks of land  have been reserved from lease, sale, or settlement, viz:  Block 13.���������Commencing at a point on the west bank of  the Columbia river, 2 miles south of the mouth of Trail  creek; thence two miles due west; thence four miles north;  thence four miles east, crossing the Columbia river; thence  four miles south; thence two miles west to the place of  commencement.  Block 14.---Commencing at a point on the south side of  the mouth of Toby creek, on the west side of the Columbia  river, at the north end of the lower Columbia lake; thence  due west four miles; thence north four miles; thence east  four miles; thence south four miles to the point of commencement.  Block 15.���������Four miles square, situated at the south end of  lower Columbia lake, on the west side.  Block 16.���������Four miles square, situated at the mouths of  Sheep and Skookum Chuck creeks.  Blocks 17 and 18.���������Each four miles square and situated  south of Fort Steele.  Block 19.���������Four miles square, situated on Elk river, and  including Elk river falls.  Provided that this reservation shall not affect any lands  which are included in any grant, lease, agreement for sale,  or other alienation from the crown, or which have been set  apart for any special purpose prior to the date of this  notice. W. S. GORE, surveyor-general.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, September 18th, 1890.  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, government agent.  Revelstoke, September 1st, 1890.  APPLICATIONS   FQR  TIMBER   LEASES  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 sixty days after date we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to lease the following 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 creek, thence south 40chains, 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, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease the following described tract of land,  situate in West Kootenay district, for timber purposes:  Commencing at a post three-quarters of a mile east of  Kootenay lake, at the southwest corner of J. C. Rykert's  timber limit, thence east 280 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence west 280 chains, thence south 80 chains to initial  post; containing 2040 acres more or less.  -   Ainsworth, July 30th, 1890, J. C. RYKERT JR.  Notice is hereby given that sixtydays after date we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to lease the following described tracts of  land, sftuate in West Kootenay district, for timber  purposes:'., ;  1.   Commencing at a post situated about one-half mile  northwest of the northerly end of Crawford's bay, at the  , southwest corner of G. O. Buchanan's timber limit on the  east side of Kootenay lake, thence west 80 chains ; thence  c north 80 chains ; thence east chains; thence south 80 chains  to" initial post; containing 640 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. SAYWARD,  Per Geo. T. Kane.  Kootenay Lake, B.C., August llfch, 1890.  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 TV., "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 concentrators,  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.  The 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 office 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, (Foreign).  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 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 concentrators,  stamp-mills, and all machinery and apparatus which may  be used in treating and reducing ores; bujr, 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 are  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 Britisli  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.  I  a portable engine and complete sawmill outfit. The whole  in good order. For particulars apply to GENELLE  BROTHERS, Sproat Landing, B. C.  % 8  THE  MINEE:   NELSON,  B. C,  SATUEDAYr SEPTEMEEE 27,  1890.  Street,  REVELSTOEE  Railroad Avenue,  SPEOAT.  W-KCOTI.JEIS^LIL.E   ^^DN"3D   RETAIL  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hkain "Walker & Sons' Whiskies.  !  Pill!  ernon  SMALfc   ;-NII*ti������KTS ���������' OF.   SHEWS.-  At the Davys & Tolson mill the additional pipe has been  placed in position, and the power is now ample to run the  mill successfully. The fiume is completed to the yard,  ���������which is located near Cotton'wood. Smith creek bridge, and  the first lumber was run through it today. Operations  are expected to be in full blast on Monday.  Haying is over on Crawford's bay, and Dave Lorrimer  and Dan O'Ray are now-'sojourning respectively -at Nelson  and Ainsworth. Before leaving the bay they got out cedar  Jogs for a 26x30 story-and-a-half house for the Cockle  brothers. The house when completed will be a model for  pioneer ranchmen to. pattern."by. It will6 have a conservatory and hot-house as additions, to enable the owners to  raise flowers and early strawberries, luxuries no well-regulated mining camp can do without in "mid-winter.  Reports from Pilot "bay are that work 'oiiff the Davies-  Sayward mill is progressing slowly and well. The engine  and boiler are in place, but the frame of the .mill is not yet  up. As all the machinery is to be placed on the second,  floor of the building, it is not expected that the mill will  be cutting lumber earlier than November 1st. The logs  taken out by Bob Yuill last win ter are all at the mill.  As unofficially stated last week in The Miner, the  steamer Lytton will not run from Sproat to Little Dalles  hereafter. This is caused by low water in the Columbia,  there being 18 inches less than at this time last year. The  Lytton will make the usual 2 trips a. week between Sproat  and Revelstoke, leaving the latter place on Mondays and  Thursdaj'-s, and the former on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The Idaho brought.in a miscellaneous cargo.on Thursday. Besides 10 tons of dredging machinery for the Grohman reclamation work, she had aboard a cow and calf for  C. W. Busk of Balfour, a horse for J. C. Rykert jr., and 2  tons of supplies for the Davies-Say ward mill company at  Pilot bay.  Born at Nelson, on Monday the 22nd, to the wife of A. E.  Shirley, a daughter; tweight, 12J pounds. Mr. and mrs.  Shirley should be presented with a house and lot, not because of their many virtues, but because of their being  tho parents of the first white child born in this great  commercial center.  J. E. Walsh has sold his stock of goods to T. V. Thur-  burn, recently from Florida.  John Buchanan is.building a boat at Marcus to run in  the Trail Creek trade, and Cleveland & Kelly are bringing  one down from Revelstoke to engage in the same traffic.  Mining recorder Topping writes, under date of the 25th,  that in all probability, the people of his camp "will-chaw-  regularly the coming winter."'  Billy Perdue and Ed Stewart are reported as discussing  the size of the diamonds they will sport in the near future,  their Trail Creek claim furnishing the wherewith to purchase the diamonds.  The Kootenay is the first hotel in Nelson to have an addition made to its front. Patrons of that hotel can now  enjoy invigorating air and beautiful river scenery from a  portico.  It is reported the Kootcnaj*" Lake custom-house is to be  removed from Rykert's to Balfour, the new townsite at  the outlet. If the change be made, the custom-house will  be 8 miles from Ainsworth and 20 from Nelson.  Last Saturday .James. Deianey rode up to the Rustle  house at Ward's ferry on his way to take the boat at Sproat.  He had a grip tied to the saddle with a short lariet. On  dismounting, the horse shied at seeing a skunk sitting in  Tom Ward's easy chair in front of the hotel. The grip  slipped from the saddle and fell at the horse's heels. -The  horse, mistaking it for the skunk, kicked it into smithereens, the only articles remaining unsmashed, for some unaccountable reason, being 2 bottles of 6-year-old rye.  Personals:   S. J. Smith of Conneaut, Ohio,  and E. W.  Herriek, and J. Thompson jr.'of Minneapolis came in on  the Galena on  Monday, and went on up to Hendryx on  Tuesday.    When  in Nelson they were  shown specimens  of ore from the Poorman and the Silver King that made  them all wish they had  mines instead of paper mills and  real estate offices.   These gen tleinen are on a trip to the Pacific coast, and  will  take in  no finer country than that  visited on  tho  north  side of the  international boundary  line.     Dr. Hendryx   went  out   to Kootenay   station   on  Thursday,-expecting to-meet his brother   Andrew B. of  New Haven, Connecticut.   The latter is half-owner in the  Toughnut as well as being interested in the Blue Bell.   R.  E. Lemon came in from Revelstoke and Sproat on Fridajr,  and reports captain Sanderson and the snag-boat Dispatch  repeating the  work they were engaged at last fall and  winter, that is, sawing snags off at the low-water line and  cutting   trees overhanging  from   the   river  bank.    Mr.  Lemon had no difficulty in finding the bed at his Nelson  hotel.   E. S. Wilson and James Deianey went out to Spokane Falls on Tuesday; the former to purchase goods for his  Ainsworth store, the latter to resume work at the White  House, Spokane's leading carpet emporium.   F. W. Robinson, after looking at many of the prospects and mines in  Toad Mountain and Hot Springs districts, left for Revelstoke on Friday, highly pleased with what he saw.     J. M.  B. Smith, provincial auditor, put in  a few days at Nelson  looking over the books at the government office and a  prospect or two in  the neighborhood.   Mr. Smith is an  old-timer in the province, and personally visits its different districts, in that way obtaining knowledge that stands  himan no good stead in his official capacity.     He was on  his return from a vacation trip east,  and went on to Victoria by way of Spokane Falls.   Fred Chilcott, a traveling  man known everywhere west of lake Superior, arrived in  Nelson, last night.     Mr.  Chilcott  represents   Thompson,  Cod ville & Co., wholesale grocers, Winnipeg.  John McLeod  came in from Sproat this evening, and reports the piers of  the Slocan bridge in, and the false work so far advanced  that wrork on the truss will be commenced on Mondav.  An3rone wanting to purchase good'milk cows should address Fred Fraser; Revelstoke, B. C. ,.  The Nelson Brick Company has successfully burned a  first kiln of 40,000 bricks. They are of good quality, and  a bright red in color. The same company will also have  lime from Galena bay by the next boat.  Work on the wagon road to the Hall mines has been temporarily suspended, owing to a disagreement between the  contractor and the committee having the work in charge.  About 3 miles of the road are completed. The bridge gang  are still at work.  16 Al DAIRY COWS. Reducing stock for winter. Price  f40 per head on board steamer. For further particulars  apply to FRED FRASER, Revelstoke, B. C.  SUCCESSOR- TO  ���������aker  asTEJLSonsr.  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  DRUGS,  PATENT  MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.  CIGARS    AT    WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  F  )BUGGISTS.  Prescriptions carefully compounded, from pure drugs, bv  a graduate in pharmacy.   A full line of patent medicines and toilet articles carried.  (Only fi>rug Store in Lower-K-oolcnay.)  SI*KOAT, B. C  DEALERS  IN  BOOTS AISJD SHOES,  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos,  cigars, stationery, etc.  Postoffice Store, Nelson, B. 0.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  \S  Town, lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  carry large lines of plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $8.50 to $500. Hotels furnished throughout. Office and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire, hair, and wool  mattresses in stock. Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Bros, pianos and Doherty organs.  4 STREET, REVELSTOKE, B.C.  irkup  KEYELSTOKE, 15. ���������.  STOVES AND TINWARE,  GRAMTEWAKE  AETD LAMP  GOODS.  Tin, Copjfer, and Sheet-Iron "Ware Made to Order.  First-class work guaranted.   Particular attentiongpaid  to mail orders from mining camps.  Notice to Debtors and  Creditors.  The undersigned having disposed of the stock of merchandise at No. To East Baker street to Mr. T. V. THUR-  BURN, all merchandise accounts due me are payable to  him, and all claims against me for merchandise will be  settled by him. J. E. WALSH.  Nelson; B.C., September. 22nd,.T890.

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