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Array ^  /'  Only Paper  Printed in the  Kootenay lake Min������  ing Districts*  For Rates  of Subscription and  Advertising;  See Fourtn Page.  OTMBEE 12.  NELSON,  BEITXSH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE ,6,  1890.  U A YEAE.  ������OOB������   NEWS   FR091-.TRAIL-  CREEK.  Authentic news was received this week from  Trail Creek, among the arrivals at Nelson from  that camp being R. E. Lemon, William Perdue,  John Miles, and N. Hoover. Mr. Lemon .states  that he sacked 600 pounds of ore from the Josie  and sent part of it to D. C. Corbin at Spokane  Falls, from which he got returns of $60 in gold,  $2.50 in silver, and 8������ per cent copper. The  other part was sent to the Revelstoke smelter;  but the smelter people sent back word that they  could not handle it, and gave no returns of its  value. Ellis of Nelson made assays from the  same samples as sent to Spokane Falls and Revelstoke, and got $60 in gold and $5 in silver, not  making an assay for copper. Mr. Lemon claims  the ore was a fair average of the ledge, which is  9 feet wide on the Josie. Mr. Perdue reports between 75 and 100 men in the district, and that  considerable work will be done this fall, as 12 to  16 blacksmith outfits are already on the ground.  He also reports that the character of the ore is  changing as depth is attained j the gold ore of  the surface ehanging into galena. M. A. Mc-  Dbugal, J. H. Hope, and John Buchanan, who  were prospecting on Sheep creek, were driven  out by fire; but have probably returned by this  time, as the late heavy rains wdll have put out  the fires. They report finding good float. Mr.  Miles made one location, and says the country  has a good appearance. Mr. Hoover thinks so  well of the Lily May that he will expend $3000  in developing it. ~ He has purchased over $500  worth of supplies from R. E. Lemon at Sproat,v  and will put 10 men on the work. R. E. Lemon  says he will also put men on the Josie.  A mining man named Boss has visited  the camp, and, it is stated, offered the owners  of the Center Star $2500 in cash for a $25,000  bond on that claim, the bond to run 6 months.  The owners refused, they wanting $3000 in cash  for a $30,000 bond. Mr. Boss took samples out  to Spokane, and was expected back on Friday's s  boat. It is stated that he also made the claim-  owners a proposition, to the effect that if they  would guarantee him 50 tons a day, he would  put a concentrator in the camp within 60 days.  Mr. Ellis of Nelson will take a look at the camp  next week, and on his return The Miner will  give his views as to the new camp's worth.  D. C. Corbin of the Spokane-Northern has  his eagle eye on the camp, and.-.will put on a  boat of his own -if "'the output justifies it. At  present the steamer Lytton makes landings at the mouth of Trail creek on both her  down and up trips Tuesdays and Fridays,  supplies are brought in from Colville and Sproat;  prospectors from this section purchasing at the  latter place, while those from Washington pur-  cha se at the former burg. A mr. Pol ton has a  good restaurant and stopping place at the landing, and E. S. Topping, late of Nelson, is at work  * on a 25 x 50-foot hotel.  In conclusion, to put it straight, the boys all  say ''Trail Creek will ship more ore within a  " year than Toad Mountain and Hot Springs put  " together; that it is a camp the blankety  " blanked government has had nothing to do  " with, therefore it is not buggered up; that the  " blankety blanked blank C. P. R. has not got a  " floating 4-m ile-square block clapped over the  "camp; and that none but wide-awake broad  "gauge men are interested in the district."  Boys, The Miner hopes your ore is all as high  grade as your language is expressive.  Will be Sawing Lnmfeer Within a Fortnight.  The Da vies-Sayward; saw-mill at Pilot Bay, on  the east side of Kootenay lake, is now so near  completion that its manager expects to be able  to make a trial run within a fortnight. Its machinery is of the best and of such variety as  will enable the owners to turn out every description of manufactured lumber. The logs cut last  winter   by   Robert   Yuilli  and   banked   at   a  point about 12 miles up the river from Nelson,  are being placed in booms to be towed to the  mill, the Idaho to do the towing. The mill-  owners have also called for tenders for delivering 500,000 feet of logs at the mill this year and  3,000,000 feet next year.  To be at Navigable Water by November 1st.  General superintendent Abbott and superintendent Marpble put in a day this week at Nelson, looking the field over for depot grounds.  They say the company will make every effort  to get the road to navigable water below Nelson  by November 1st. The end of the track is now  within 3 miles of the Slocan, arid the grade is  finished to within half a mile of that river.  Keefer & Co. have their work on the north side  of the Kootenay well in hand, and superintendent Marpble stated that orders would be given  them at once to put men on the rock work between Nelson and the crossing at the falls.  There may be trouble in getting in the bridge at  the crossing, as the water is higher by several  feet than usual at this season of the year, but  contractor McGilliyary is not a man to allow  little obstacles like high water to delay any work  he undertakes. Fifty-five men from the Cornwall canal are on the way in, and will be turned  over to Keefer &; Co. to rush their work. The  terminus at the Columbia end is to be moved  from Sproat to a point about a mile  further up the river, so as to give the  company better facilities for handling ore.  The grade at the steamboat landing ������ at  Sproat is so steep that an enginecan vhandle but  2 cars at a time during low  company does not own the land a:t Sproat and  it does that on which the new terminus will be  made. If the railroad people are in earnest, no  doubt they can complete the road this fall in  time to get out 2000 tons of ore to the smelter at  Revelstoke. The officials expressed some doubts  as to the ability of the Kootenay lake steamboat  owners to move 2000 tons of ore between now  and December 1st; but they may rest assured,  if a guarantee is given that the road will be  completed by November 1st, the ore will be at  the receiving point designated by the company.  Placer Mining on Bird Creek.  Chinese have taken up a number of claims on  Bird, the first creek west of 49 and distant about  10 miles from Nelson.    This spring a slide came  down the creek, in places sweeping the bedrock  clean. Above this slide is the ground taken up.  Sluice-boxes are being hewed from cedar, and  the Chinese expect tobe taking out pay within  10 days. It is stated they have already made as  high as $5 a day to the man, but that they will  be satisfied if the ground pays $1.50 a day.  Chinese are better placer miners than whites,  for the reason that they work the ground closer.  Surveying the -Townsite' of Nelson.  James F. Gorden and E. A. Wilmot, surveyors  from Vancouver, are now engaged in surveying  the    townsite   of   Nelson.      It   is   understood  the work is being done jointly for the province  and the Canadian Pacific, the Jatter having  acquired a portion of the site. Fully a month  will be required to complete the survey, and  lots will then be placed on the market. Joint  ownership in the townsite will add to the value  of the property and put a quietus to all rival  townsite schemes.  lo  Stamp* l&ropping Day and Night.  For a few days  last week the water supply  was so low in the  Poorman ditch that 5 stamps  of the mill were hung up; but recent rains  caused the supply to increase so that 10 stamps  are again dropping, not 10 hours a day, but 24.  The ore now being stoped is high-grade, and contains little or no sulphurets.  SILVER    IN    ITS   NATIVE   PURITY.  Old-time prospectors are fond of displaying  "pocket pieces" of ruby silver from the mines  of Nevada, horn silver from those of New Mex-  ico, pure slugs from the early-worked mines at  Silver City, Idaho, and wire silver from the  pockety districts of Arizona. These same old-  timers will solemnly affirm that there is nothing  in British Columbia but low-grade, rebellious,  refractory, potmetally conglomerates, and that  nothing but disappointment is in store for the  men who have faith in the country. But notwithstanding these gloomy predictions, something turns up daily to prove the old-time prospector a bad guesser. Last Saturday a strike  was made in the United ground, in Hot Springs  district, that caused quite a commotion in that  lively camp. At a depth of 22 feet an 18-inch  chute of high-grade ore was uncovered, which  gives assays of over $13,000 to the ton. The  native silver is in the form of wire, and some  fine specimens have already been taken out.  The United is an 8-fobt ledge of solid galena, the  owners having 800 tons of ore on the dump as  the result of 4 weeks work.  Tlie New Discoveries on Goat River.  A rumor to the effect that the Indians had  killed 4 white men and driven others away from  the new discoveries on Goat river was current  in Nelson last Saturday morning. Many believed that there was foundation to it, as on  leaving here "Jap" King had said that if the  Indians gave him any trouble he would do them  bodily harm. Happily the rumor was without  foundation. J. C. Rykert jr., collector of customs at the boundary line, came up to Nelson  on the Galena Thursday, and on being questioned regarding the affair, stated that the  Indian who had caused all the trouble was then  engaged in packing supplies to the prospectors  in the new camp. Mr. Jftykert states that the  discoveries are distant about 15 miles by river  from the custom-house, but less by the trail.  The ledges are from 2 to 6 feet in width, the  gangue being white quartz. The ore is galena  and carbonates, mainly the former. Assays  made by Ellis of Nelson gave a return of 58.8  ounces in silver to the ton, and 58.71 per cent  lead, which shows that the ore is of good grade,  if the samples assayed were a fair average of  the ore. Already 20 odd men are in the new  camp, and among them are prospectors who  know a good thing when they see it.  2000 Sacks Ordered for an ������re Shipment.  The owners of the Hail mines on Toad Mountain have ordered 2000 sacks, to enable them to  make a shipment of ore this fall. The shipment  will probably amount to 250 tons, and if the ore  averages as well as former shipments, the total  value of the 250 tons will not be far from $100,-  000. This ore was taken from the crosscut run  from the 100-foot station last winter. The shipping ore of the Kootenay Lake country is necessarily high-grade, as transportation charges  are high. Former shipments from the Hall  mines cost $38 for freight charges alone, and, as  the same facilities have to be used, the rate will  be no lower this fall. The tunnel now being  run on the Silver King was in 162 feet on Monday, or about one-third the distance it is to run.  A Couple of News Items from Hot Springs.  A strike on the Neosho, in Hot Springs district, caused some of the boys to make a midnight trip to stake off extensions on that claim.  The new strike was made at a point about 150  feet south of the old workings, the ore being  high-grade. A. D. Wheeler of the Skyline and  Krao has gone out to Spokane Falls to hurry up  the hoisting machinery for these claims. The  output of ore at the Skyline continues of about  the same grade.  uMuuuAiraam!  aaUMMMIWWMB-WiM^^  ^^^H^^M^WJiK!^^^ THE MINEE:   3TELS0ET,  B.  0���������  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 6,   1890.  G-oods  and  Supplies  Delivered at any Prospect, Claim, or Mine in the  Hot  Springs Mining District.  0.___3_������_T  ^,XJI_,XJ   linesof  ERS' SUPPLI  STAPLE GROCERIES  D STEEL,  FLOUR AND FEED,  BOOTS AND S  LDE  DRY GOO  Brags and Cigars in stock at Ainsworth.  AINSWOKTH,B. 0., and REVELSTOKE, B. 0.  BRADY MAKES A SECOND" Hit VAIL FOR IIBEKTI,  Kamloops Sentinel 30th: Thomas Brady,  serving a term in the Kamloops jail for stabbing  Billy Gorman at Nelson in June last, made a  break for liberty oil Tuesday, and for a time  was successful in his attempt. Brady was working with the chain gang on the road in front of  the Grand Pacific hotel.     About 4:20 o'clock he  disappeared from the place where he had been  working.      Guard   McLaren   notified    messrs;  Smith and McLean at the hotel of his loss, and  they immediately instituted a search for the  missing man.    The  guard took  the prisoners  back to the jail and continued the search with  several others, but no trace of the escaped prisoner was found.     In the meantime government  agent Hussey telegraphed an accurate description  of the man east and west,  and   several  searching parties scoured the adjacent country.  On Wednesday constable Garment started out  in pursuit of the prisoner, having heard that he  had been seen in the neighborhood of Ducks.  He got ori his trail and followed it to Shuswap,  where on Thursday Brady was captured by Alexander McBryan, about 6 o'clock in the morn -  ing...   He came into McBryan's hotel and that  gentleman noticed that he answered exactly to  the  description  sent  out by mr.  Hussey���������the  tatooed star on his right hand over the thumb,  and a heart on the third finger of the left hand  making his identification  certain.     He seized  Brady and was struggling with him when constable  Carment put in  an  appearance.    Brady  was brought back to town by the constable on  Thursday  night and  lodged in the jail again,  where he now languishes in double irons.  Brady informed the constable that when he  evaded the guard he hid himself around the  Grand Pacific and was several times almost discovered by the searchers. Late in the night he  started out for the mountains, and lastly took  the trail for Ducks, having previously got rid of  his irons, it is supposed by means of some tools  secured at the Canadian Pacific round-house.  He also managed to get $5 and some clothes to  cover his prison garb. At Ducks he procured a  meal and some clothing and then proceeded for  Shuswap by an erratic path. He attempted to  steal a ride on a freight train, but was put-off.  Then he tried to make the Salmon Arm trail by  night, but was unsuccessful. Getting bold he  sauntered around Shuswap, after again changing his clothes in some mysterious way, until  captured.  This is Brady's second attempt at breaking  jail, he also having made an unsuccessful attempt at Nelson the day after he wras sentenced. __   Sulpbnret.s Treated  by a Nov Free-Milling 1'rocess.  That there will be little difficulty in treating  the sulphuret ores of the gold district lying between Eagle and Rover creeks, west of Nelson,  by the McArthur-Forest process is almost beyond dispute. Tlie process has been tried at  Denver, Colorado, on ores from Chihuahua,  Mexico, with the result of saving 90 per cent  gold and 60 per cent silver. On low-grade refractory ores taken from Boulder, Gilpin, Rio  Grande, Conejos, and other Colorado counties  the result was even better than from the Mexican ore. In South Africa 1^ tons of concentrates from the Randt, containing 80 per cent of  pyrites, were treated as a test, giving a result as  follows: gold in concentrates before treatment,  24 ounces 10 pennyweights; gold in residue after  treatment, traces; extraction over 99 per cent.  This method of treating concentrates has the  advantage of great simplicity and economy,  combined with the highest efficacy in practice  and results. In Scotland, where the McArthur-  Forest company has its main plant, ores from  Chili are treated, and enough money is made to  create a value of $16.50 for stock worth $5 at  ..par.'.''"' - '' '  ���������.-.'���������   '   :--.. ., ,  .;".       ".��������� '  Got tlie Drop on a Desperado.  The  earthly  career  of   the   notorious Hank  Vaughn of Umatilla county, Oregon, came near  drawing to  a close last week at Athena.    It  seems that Vaughn had mortgaged a quantity  of grain, which he was hauling to his place on  the   Indian   reservation.     The  mortgagee  objected, and received no satisfaction.     He then  proceeded with deputy sheriff John Hailey of  Pendleton   and   constable   James   Stamper   of  Athena and demanded mr. Vaughn  to  return  the grain.    The demand was refused.    Vaughn  was  met by them  on the   street   in  Atliena.  When constable Stamper read the order of the  court, he -whipped out a revolver quick as a flash  and covered the officer.    Deputy sheriff Hailey  was too quick for Hank, and the instant the latter pulled his pistol the deputy also leveled a  cocked revolver at Hank's head, ordering him  to drop his pistol or be killed.    This was complied with.    Afterward, it is said, Hank walked  Up  to one of his horses, and laying his  head  against the animal's side, wept like a child.    On  being asked what was the cause of his grief, he  said:    "It's all right, but I do so hate to give  up."    Had he not obeyed, the officers would no  doubt have killed him.    His  record is  dangerous.    He is a man well known to the officers,  and no chances would have been taken.    He has  a record of killing 4 men, and has  been shot all  to pieces himself on 2 occasions.    He is noted  for his desperate deeds.    Deputy sheriff Hailey  is  the  son  of John  Hailey, the  veteran stage  man of Idaho, long connected with Gilmer, Salisbury & Co. .      .  Complimentary.  The followiug complimentary notice of The  Miner is from the Edmonton Bulletin, recognized as the ablest local paper in the Northwest  Territory: "A copy of The Miner, published  at the new mining town of Nelson, in the West  Kootenay district of British Columbia, has been  received. It is an 8-page paper, the pages a  trifle larger than those of the Bulletin. Although published in a very new town at present  very far frorn railway communication, The  Miner excels in typographical appearance any  newspaper published in Canada."  Expert Koelt Drillers.  The miners'union picnic at Anaconda, Montana, on the 26th, drew a large crowd.    One of  the attractions was a drilling contest, which resulted as follows: William Page of the Green  Mountain mine, 32������ inches; Charles Joy of the  Granite Mountain mine, 25^ inches; Dennis  Reagan of the Anaconda mine, 25 inches;  Charles Hurlow of the Silver Bow mine, 26������  inches; Frank Northey of the Bi-Metallic mine,  26 inches.  ���������_OX_   'IiV   SEAIMJIff   OF   A   MYT3ff���������������A_   MIiVE.  In 1845, a partyof 'immigrants under the lead-,  ership of Stephen Meeks left the usually traveled route of the Malheur river in Oregon and  traveled up that stream, intending to cross the  Cascade mountains at the head of the Willamette valley. Cloudy and foggy weather set in,  obscuring the landmarks, and the party got lost  and wandered about the great basin in which  Harney  lake  is  situated, and for some weeks  suffered intensely for food and water.    During  this  wandering some one  brought into  camp  some substance supposed to be gold dust.    Out  of this find has grown the mythical mine, sometimes  called the Wagon Tire mine and sometimes the Blue Bucket mine.   The term "wagon  tire" was applied because  it is said in testing  the ^substance, some of it was beaten flat on a  .wagon  tire,   from  which  circumstance <it was  concluded the  substance was gold.     When it  was concluded the/yellow stuff was.gold, one of  the  enthusiastic finders exclaimed:    "Why! if  that  is gold, I can fill a blue bucket with it;"  and from this expression it is sometimes.called  the Blue Bucket < mine.    The parties were too  '���������much  pressed  with  hunger and thirst to stop  and locate the mine.     It must also be borne in  mind that all this occurred in 1845, prior to the  discovery of gold on this coast, and at that day  people were not familiar  with gold, either as  dust or coin.    From  that day  until  this, wild  tales of these mystical mines have been told, and  many have  been   the  expeditions  which have  been fitted out to refind this mine.    In a Pendleton paper we see it announced that a few days  ago a party started out sanguine of finding the  mine.  _alK>.iielierc Unmasks England's Military Pets.  The   privileged   regiments   like   the   Guards  have long since lost all raison d'etre, says La-  bouehere  in London  Truth.    They exist, as far  as I can learn, only to furnish sentries at the  royal palaces and at the opera house during a  fewT weeks of the year, and to afford those sons  of the aristrocacy who condescend to accept  from the state outdoor relief through the army  estimates a means of doing so with special eclat  and swragger. Both these functions are -how out  of date. The sentry duty would be better .per-, *  formed by the Metropolitan police, and the time  has arrived when relief can only be afforded in  conjunction with the labor test.  The Guards officers join in the first instance  with very little idea of devoting themselves to  a profession as officers do in other regiments;  but primarily for the sake of the social advantages that attach to being "in the Guards."  They get through their minimum of duty in  style. The serious business of their lives comprises dancing, hunting, dressing, picknicking,  yachting, cards, billiards, and flirtations, ending  occasionally in the divorce court.  They rarely fight, because they rarely get the  chance. . When, however, they do get the  chance, they invariably fight like devils. My  idea, therefore, is that we should make soldiers  of them in place of dandies and men about  towrn. This would be done by placing the  Guards on the footing of other regiments, abolishing all their privileges, and giving them their  turn of work.  m  ���������roaiwfwii'nw _w mi juul n THE  MINEE:   NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 6,  1890.  Corner West Vernon and .Stanley.Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TWO-STOEY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE  IS  NOT SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited. "  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  *       AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  OTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  ".','"NELSON, B. ���������.  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.  Q?ZE3l_Ej   ___>___* trC  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  "The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District.  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  - NELSON, BS. C.  PROPRIETORS.  The 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.  IS   THERE   SUCBt   A   THING   AS'.'. MICK'*'  Arthur McEwen, whose reputation as a versatile writer is second to none on the Pacific  coast, tells the following in the Virginia Chronicle on "uncle" George Hearst, the mining man:  AH very rich men who have made their own  fortunes are believers in luck, as they have reason to be.     George Hearst, who thinks of a  million as ordinary men do of a dollar or,two,  owned to me once that he regarded his possession of a great fortune as a sort of a miracle.   "I  was 49 years old/' he said," when the row made  over the discovery of the Comstock silver mines  in Nevada set the whole coast wild.    I had been  disappointed in the work I had been  at, and  found   myself   pretty   nearly   broke.     I   had  enough to buy   a  horse   and   the   outfit  and  started over the mountains with a party of the  boys.     That broke me,  and I wasn't feeling  happy, because I'd worked and struggled and  speculated for a good many years, and it struck  me as rather rough that a man of my age should  have to start out, as I did then, like a young fellow.   There were about 10 or 12 of us in the  party, and as I was blue  they let me rather  alone,  and   my   mustang   being   rather Aworn  down,  I stopped on  the   trail,   put  my  arm  through the bridle and picked out a rock to sit  on.    The  rest of the boys rode on, but I sat  there.    There wasn't auy reason why I should  particularly, only I did.    The whip I had was a  willow' switch  I'd pulled from a tree as I rode  along.   As I sat there I switched the dust of the  trail,  and thought  'shall I go with them or  shall I go back?'    I switched and switched and  thought and thought.    I saw behind me all the  hard work I'd done, all the chances I'd taken  and lost on, and felt old, and used up, and no  good.    My sense told me to turn back and make  my fight where I was known.   There was safety  in that anyhow.    But I'd been camping night  after night with the boys ahead of me, and it  made me lonesome to think of parting company  with them.    So  after switching and switching  the dust on  the trail,  and feeling weak and  human because  I yielded, I mounted my horse  again and rode on after the party.    I got to the  Comstock and in 6 months I made half a million  dollars.    That was the foundation of what I've  done since.   Now, why shouldn't I have turned  back when I  hesitated?     It would have been  sensible, ' conservative' to do that.   But I didn't,  and because I didn't I won.    If you're ever inclined to think  there's no  such thing as luck,  just think of me/'  ������  Koofenay District Will Follow Suit.  On returning from the Republican state convention at Boise City to his home at Osburn,  in the Coeur d'Alene country, judge Clagett,  speaking of the fight in the convention, said:  " I never saw anything like it in my life. You  "see, the people down there have no adequate  " notion of the wealth and population of the  " panhandle. We found a strong combination  "banded against us. Everything was cut and  " dried before our arrival. At first we found it  " impossible to feaze them.    We assured the  " convention  that   the panhandle represented  " nearly one-half the taxable property of the  " state, that its population was large and con-  " stantly increasing, that we did not come into  " the convention as beggars craving alms, but  ." as freemen and republicans we demanded of  " our peers our just rights.    In short, we made  "it clear to the convention that the panhandle  " must have a senator, and, what is more, we  " carried our point."   What is true of the Cceur  d'Alene country, in the adjoining state of Idaho,  is true of the Kootenay Lake country in this  province.    The people on the coast have no adequate idea of the future possibilities of this  section.    They do  not imagine  that within 2  years Kootenay district will have a larger population than all the remainder of the province,  not counting the towns of Victoria, Vancouver,  and New Westminster; that a greater tonnage  in freight will be received at and shipped from  West Kootenay than to and from all other portions of the province combined; that the district's wealth will compare favorably with that  of any other district in  the  province; and that  its people will know their rights and send men  to the legislative assembly who will maintain  them.  EAST   BARER   STREET.  A. J. MARKS, C. VAN  NESS,  PROPRIETORS.  LARGEST  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.  o  NELSON and SPEOAT.  Will contract to deliver fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  PACK    TR Al  running between Nelson, and Sproat, and between Nelson  and adjacent mines.   Will contract to deliver  mining machinery on any mine in  the district.  .-������������������ .        -j  All Freight Shipped via Canadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly forwarded to destination.  *  CORRAL AND STABLING  at both Nelson and Sproat, where saddle animals can be  hired and job wagons engaged.  NELSON OFFICE AND MAEKET:  Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.  THE   STEAfWER   LYTTON  LEAVES   REVELSTOKE  on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 a. m.  LEAVES   SPROAT   FOR   LITTLE   DALLES  on Tuesdays and Fridays at la,ra.; returning the same  day to Sproat.  LEAVES   SPROAT   FOR   REVELSTOKE  on Tuesdays and Fridays, half an hour after arrival from  Little Dalles.  Revelstoke, August 31st. J. A. MARA, Manager.  Corner East Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson,  MADDEN BROTHERS,  PROPRIETORS.  This hotel is new and centrallv located;the rooms are  large and well furnished ; and the bar stocked witn  good liquors and cigars. THE  MINEE:   NELSON,   B.  C,   SATUEDAY, SEPTEMBEE 6,  1890.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in7advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7, cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All .advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will.'be counted as 12 lilies.  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 standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in.stock.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name.   Communications with such signatures  cas  "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 Deianey and James Gibson, Spokane Falls;  J. H. Matheson, Donald; Sam Woods, Westminster;  F.B. Wells, Revelstoke.  "EDITORIAL   REMARKS.  The lead-ore schedule of the McKinley tariff  bill passed the United States senate on Friday  of last week  by a strict party vote, the only  Republican wTho voted against it being senator  Plumb of Kansas, who, the Butte Inter Mountain claims, is interested in a smelter at Helena,  Montana,  "and is therefore in favor of cheap  " lead from British America, regardless of the  "profits of lead mine owners and the wages of  ..." lead "miners."   While The Miner is a strong  believer in the protective system as a means of  developing the manufacturing interests of anew  country, it must differ with the Inter Mountain  as regards the above statement.    Practically all  the lead likely to be produced in Canada for  some years will come from Kootenay district.  ��������� Its mines are owned principally by Americans,  and   the   miners   employed   are   of   the   same  nationalities as those employed in the mines of  Montana and  Idaho.    They are now paid the  rates   prevailing   in   Butte,   and   there   is   no  good   reason    to    believe    that   they   will   at  any   time   work  for   a   less   rate.     All   other  expenses   incurred   by   the   British   Columbia  mine owner are fully as great as those incurred  by the mine owner in the lead districts of Idaho  and Montana.    In  fact, they are likely at anytime to be put to an expense not incurred by  mincowners in   the  United  States, that is, the  payment of duty   on   mining machinery.    At  ;present,-to aid the  mining industry of this province, the Dominion government allows all mining machinery not manufactured in Canada to  be  admitted  free  of duty.    This order may be  rescinded at any time.    If the above conditions  prevail, how  is  it possible  for lead to be produced at a cheaper rate in British America than  in Montana?   The natural outlet for the ores of  this district is to the south, and our product will  be  of great   value   to   the   smelting   interests  which are so largely centered in Montana.    All  the machinery required in the working of our  mines   will   necessarily   be   purchased   in  the  United States, as little of it is at present manufactured in Canada.    These facts alone should  have great weight with the Montana representatives in Congress.     The  conditions in British  Columbia  are  unlike  those   prevailing  in   old  Mexico.    In that country the mines are owned  principally  by   English  capitalists.    Their  employes are native  Mexicans, who are paid less  than a dollar a day.    Owing to this difference in  cost of production, the American lead producer  could not compete with the producer in Mexico,  and naturally asked congress to protect him by  placing a prohibitive duty on lead ore, no matter what percentage of the precious metals it  carried. _____  This legislation, should it become Tlaw, and no  doubt it will, will necessitate the immediate erection of smelters in Canada, and the placing of  a prohibitive duty on imported lead. While  home consuhiption will not use our entire product, the markets of China and Japan are as  free and as accessible to iis as to the people of  the United Strates. And in time the machinery  used in the mining industry will be manufactured in Canada, and then, and not till then,  will her mine owners be as independent as those  whom the Inter Mountain is now so zealously  laboring for.   The persistent efforts made for adequate mail  facilities by the people of the mining camps in  this section   of   West  Kootenay district may  possibly result in attaining the desired, end in  time.    Postoffice inspector Fletcher has awakened to the fact that there  is a mail route between Sproat and Nelson, and that the mail is  carried over it once a week.    He even  goes so  far as to make enquiries as to whether it would  be better to change the day of departure from  Nelson from  Wednesday to Monday.    But, so  far, he says nothing about giving Ainsworth a  postoffice, or compensating the owners of the  Galena for carrying letters stainped with Canadian stamps from Nelson, the terminus of the  present route, to Ainsworth.    Hot Springs district  'has   fully   200   miners,   prospectors,  and  others within its limits, or adjacent to it. Many  of these are Canadians and loyal to the crown.  But their loyalty is becoming a little shaky because  of   this  indifferent treatment from  her  niost gracious  majesty's postal  authorities  in  Canada.    The cost of extending the service from  Nelson to Ainsworth and the establishment of  an office at the latter place would be fully met  by   the   revenues   received   from   the   sale   of  stamps.   This alone should convince postmaster-  general Haggart of the urgency of the matter  and of its justness.          General superintendent Abbott of the Pacific  division of the Canadian Pacific, while at Nelson  this week, stated that his company would carry  the mails free from Sproat to the Slocan., so as  to enable the contractor to make the round trip  between the end of the track and Nelson in one  day; or that his road would go even further, it  would carry the contractor free from Sproat to  the end of the track, if the authorities did not  see fit to swear in the conductor of the train as  a mail carrier. The authorities cannot now  have good excuse for not expediting the  service between Sproat and Nelson to 2 trips a  week, and extending the service to Ainsworth.  The end of the track will be at the Slocan within  10 days, and steamboats are now, as they have  been all summer, making 2 trips a week between  Nelson and Ainsworth. These are facts,, mr.  Fletcher; now do your duty like a good, broad-  gauge official, and your action will be duly recorded by the only paper in the province which  believes you are a good man but an awful slow  and penurious postoffice inspector.  While this postal business is under discussion,  The Miner most recpectfully calls the attention  of mr. Mara to the necessity of giving mail  facilities to the people in the new mining camp  at Trail Creek. The boats of the line of which  he is manager pass by the doors of that camp  4 times a week.    Judging by the result of his  efforts in behalf of the people of Ainsworth, it  would be utterly useless for him to ask the Dominion authorities to extend the route from  Sproat to Trail Creek. Will he then be as generous and accommodating as dr. Hendryx, who  manages the steamboats plying between Nelson  and Ainsworth, and carry all mail matter for  the pioneers of the hew camp free and for nothing? The Miner will gladly make the announcement free and for nothing. Mr. Mara,  you have the floor!  ���������  The workingmen of the province have an able  representative in mr. Cotton of the Vancouver  News-Advertiser if he but upholds their interests in the legislative assembly with the same  ability that he does in the paper he edits. At  present he is engaged in an editorial controversy over the Wellington coal miners lock-but  with the Colonist of Victoria, and, figuratively  speaking, he wipes the floor \vith the editorial  writer of that corporation organ.  The Butte Inter Mountain is very much afraid  that the farmers of Montana will be forced to  compete with the farmers of the Northwest Territory if the duty is removed from grain. The  Inter Mountain need not worry over that matter. The farmers of the Northwest Territory  are raising but little grain for export, and that  little, even if it should find its way down to  Montana, could not be sold for less than the  Montana-raised grain, for the simple reason that  the conditions are so similar in the two countries  that the cost of production is the same. The  Inter Mountain in its good work of downing  free-trade Democracy can easily find better subjects on which to spread itself in double-leaded  ��������� brevier. ..,__ ������������������ '���������.���������-.'.'.-��������� ,:  >\  The expenses incurred by candidates in the  late provincial election are being handed in by  agents. In Westminster district the expenses  incurred by Livingston Thompson amounted to  $276.08; by Thomas E. Kitchen, $47,22; and by  C. B. Sword, $170.81. Is it not about time for  the agent of the successful candidate in East  Kootenay to file his expense account���������if it has  not already been filed? If itemized in detail, it  would make mighty interesting reading for the  friends of the defeated candidate.  A Quebec paper named L'Etendard is about  .establishing a branch office at Fall River, Massachusetts, wrhere there is a large French-Canadian population. The principles advocated by  L'Etendard are in direct opposition to those upheld by liberty-loving people everywhere, and  can only find adherents in communities willing  to be kept in leading strings by a priesthood  ruled and directed from Rome. It is strange  that French Canadians in Canada and the  United States are willing ��������� to be ruled as slaves  by church zealots who have been expelled from  even old Mexico because of their baleful intermeddling in political affairs.  Are Our Minerals  Worth   Exhibiting?  A cordial invitation is extended to the miners  of West Kootenay district to exhibit samples  and specimens of their ores in the North-Western Industrial Exposition, beginning at Spokane  Falls on October 1st. The directors have appointed Randall H. Kemp mineralogist, and he  will have full charge of all exhibits in the mineral line. Mr. Kemp has visited this country  several times professionally, and is on record  with the statement that this is the greatest  mineral section in the known world. As he has  such a favorable opinion of our country, it is  quite natural to believe that he will take special  pains to enlarge upon its merits before the  thousands of mining men from all quarters who  mmmmmstmmmmi^^mmi^mim^mmimmimm^^SB^^T^^?^-.v$htK.'Vft%���������.*���������.-.������>���������*��������� v������i ���������,;..,-jC"i<?''sEJT^?  tin...--. THE  MIITEK:   ITELSOIT,  B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE  6,  1890.  Dealers in Dry (roods, G-roceries, 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 G-oods  - ���������   ��������� ��������� ���������.���������;.":'���������:���������������������������-     -.:;���������''-'������������������'��������� and compare Prices. ���������'.���������''������������������/���������.  Main Street  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, HELSON.  Will visit the exposition arid inspect our ores.  Therefore it is necessary for us to have as full  and complete an exhibit" as possible, and on account of the distance and delay in shipment,  samples should be forwarded as soon as possible.  To the Editor of The Miner: We are, no  doubt, all aware that an industrial exposition  will be held at Spokane Falls, opening on the  first day of October next. Everyone in this district will be alive to the benefit of having the  ores from the various claims throughout this  district exhibited on that occasion. A. S. Beebe  has undertaken to forward all the samples for  such purpose to Spokane. He is now engaged  in collecting samples in this camp and will be at  Nelson for the same purpose in a few days.  Every person who may take any interest in such  an undertaking is requested to send samples to  The Miner office at Nelson within a fortnight, as  mr. Beebe will be unable to visit all the claims  for the purpose. Hi Anderson.  Ainsworth, September 4th.  A   Country   of  Avowing   Isnportaaice.  That Bonner's Ferry is becoming a center of  population is evidenced by the fact that registrar William H. Chambers reports 62 voters registered   there   the    first    day   of   registration,  against a total  vote  of 12 at   the last election,  with  5  days   for   registration   yet remaining.  The valley of the Kootenay to the south of the  boundary line has settled up   quite rapidly  in  the last 2 years.   A petition, numerously signed,  has been fbrwa.rded*to Washington, asking that  a township,-with the Ferry as a starting point,  be at once surveyed, so as to enable settlers to  acquire title to  lands.    Recent correspondence  between judge Chambers and the surveyor-general leads the petitioners to  believe that their  prayer   will be   granted.    .'.     ....    Finds   of  rich m in era! are   reported  almost daily in the  upper Kootenay.    ..    ..    ..    The Great Northern surveying outfit is at the mouth of Libby  creek, working towards Bonner's Ferry.    . .  Richard Fry has  all his boats hired  to people  looking for  lands and homes.     ..     ..     ..    The  social event of the season was the opening, on  the night of the 80th, of W. J. Kinney's hotel.  The hotel building is new and 25 x 62 feet in size,  and will be elegantly furnished throughout.  Mr. Kinney built the first hotel at Ainsworth in  the Hot Springs district. Among those present  to join in the dance were mr. and mrs. F. Mason  of Spokane Falls, mr. and mrs. Grossman, mr.  and mrs. Leutz, mr. and mrs. Flint and miss  Flint. Patrick Clarke, manager of the famous  Poorman mine at Burke, in the Cceur d'Alene  country, was also present. He was on his way  to examine the Big 8 claim on Calehan creek.  A New Tamping Material for Biasiing.  Rossiter W. Raymond, in the New'York Engineering and Mining Journal, has the following  suggestion concerning the best material for  tamping drill holes, which ought to be of great  interest to miners in the Kootenay Lake  country:  The variety  of tamping materials employed  in  blasting  is  very large, and  the subject has  been discussed many times; but I do not remember having seen any mention of a material lately suggested to nie by A. Mezger, a mining engineer of great experience and skill. I  refer to jig tailings about |-inch in diameter of  grains. Mr. Mezger says that this crushed and  sized material works .much better than sand,  packing without any ramming, so as to make a  ?good tamping even for black blasting powder.  The application is very simple. Into holes inclining downward more than 40 degrees the  tailings are charged with a funnel; for holes  nearly level or inclined upward, they are filled  in cartridges of one thickness of paper, which  burst asunder when only slightly pressed with  a tamper. The effect is always satisfactory;  and as there is no pressure on the primer, this  tamping material is especially to be recommended as diminishing danger in the use of nitroglycerine and its compounds. Mines where  concentration "works are in operation can easily  be provided with the material in abundance.  flow-a Vocation was Acquired in a I}ny.  Ever since Tom Collins made that, mistake in  falling a tree the w7rong way he has been looking around for another vocation. He has finally  stumbled on to it. Being a joint owner with one  of the owners of The Miner in the Texas Steer  mineral claim, Tom is wont to call round to this  office to consult his partner as to to the best  means to handle that valuable property so that  they can realize oh it before the time.expires in  which to do the assessment 'work required by  law. In these frequent consultations his quick  eye caught on to the ease with which his partner set type, and the other day, on learning the  boxes, called for a stick and rule. A take of  reprint copy was handed him, and he set it up  in a very creditable manner. Yesterday, having  a new-beginner's confidence, he asked for apiece  of manuscript, and was politely told to furnish  it himself.    The following is the result :  BAQbd; AQAIN  -yMO.N-p US   ..'  BilL_'Perdue came in from Trr^il Creek Thursday. He says that there are about one hundred  Prospecters in that camp, and a[so states that  there are tAvelve Qlaims now being worked  systematically; an that the Ore is much higher  grade at a depth of thirteen feet than on surface.  He says that some sales have been made others  now pending, mr. Perdue is a rustler from rus-  tleville Ohio We hope that He will strike it big  as a Scared  ������ oif in the new Camp.  The above is not bad for a new beginner, seeing that he is from North Carolina. Tom is now  sure of a winter's job, his mining partner declaring him in on the work of getting out The  Miner during the "closed season," which begins  in December and ends in April.  Another Industry Started.  That the Kootenay Lake country has within  its limits all the materials needed in the erection of good buildings is being proven by actual  tests. That we have the finest granite on the  Pacific coast is now an acknowledged fact; that  we have almost limitless areas of timber has  long been known; and that our clay will make  splendid brick has been demonstrated at Nelson.  The one thing needed was lime rock. That, too,  has been found in the vicinity of the Hendryx  Blue Bell, on the east side of Kootenay lake.  A kiln is now being burned and the lime will be  ready for shipment by the 15th. The lime is of  first quality in strength and whiteness, and 2  barrels of it will go as far as 3 of the common  product. The company owning the kiln is  known as the Kootenay Lime Company, and it  intends burning 4 kilns of 400 bushels each this  fall, and will burn more if the demand requires it.  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. O/lice arid 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. G.  DEALERS IN  BOOTS AND SHOES,  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos,  cigars, stationery, etc.  Postoffice Store, Nelson, B. 0.  Geo. E. R. Ellis, F.C.S.  Member of Society'of Clieniacal fmliistry;  Author oi* "Practical -Organic Analysis," of  "lhe Iron Ores of tlie World," Etc., 'Etc.  Expert   in.- tlie   *'B������iuci>ird"   Mining   Suit.  MINING   EXPERT   AND   CHEMIST  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  _ 00  Silver and Gold '. :  2 00  Three samples for Silver or for Lead '. v.. 3 50  Mineral properties managed and reported upon.   Interests of non-residents attended to. THE  MINEE,:; KELSON,   E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE  6,  1890.  CREAM"- OF    THE    WO_������_D'S<   NEWS.  The Calgary & Edmonton have 2 miles of switches laid  in its yards near Calgary and fully half a mile of cars  stand On the tracks. The Manh-Mclvehzie grading outfits,  started north on the 28th, their teams making a procession  a mile in length. Sub-contracts are said to be let at 10 cents  a yard.    t   -; '��������� ,   '' .'; ���������  ������������������'.'.,. ������������������  Cariboo district has a quartz mill at work at last. The  Island Mountain mill started up week before last, and has  been running,continuously day and night. ;  The Exchange National Bank of Spokane Falls is ������2475  loser by cashing a raised draft for a mrs. Gantt of Little  Rock, Arkansas.    Tlie bank people say she; was identified  'by another customer, and-the customer denies the accusa-,  iion.   No trace has yet been found of mrs. Gantt.  Loring Leak, a well-known teamster, was killed on the  grade from the California mine, near Wallace, Idaho, on  the morning of the 27th. He was coining down the grade  with a 4-horse team and wagon and a load of ore. The  brake gave way, and lie was pitched forward and broke  his neck.    Two horses, valued at $900, are badly injured.  The Democrats are making an effort to carry Washington this fall. One of the "efforts" is the purchase of the  Tacoma Ledger for $125,000.- Other efforts will be required,  as 'Washington isi Republican by about 10,000.  The Democrats of Idaho have nominated Ben Wilson of  Boise county for governor, Alex Mayhew of Shoshone  county for congressman, S. F. Taylor of Bingham county  for lieutenant-governor, E. A. Slier win of Shoshone  County for secretary of state, Tim Ryan of Ada county for  state treasurer, J.H. Wickcrsham of Ada county for  auditor, major Kelly of Nez Perces countj' for superintendent of schools, and R. J. Johnson of Ada county for attorney-general. The ticketi will be beaten clean out of sight  by the Republican ticket headed by George Shoup of  Salmon City for governor and Willis Sweet of Moscow for  congressman. The state lias a population of 84,229, and a  vote of about 20,000.' -a-   Peter Scnumacher of Anaconda bested Matsada.Sorak-  "ichi in a westling 'match at Butte, Montana, on the night  of the 27th, before 1000 people.    It was a Grseco-Roman  match, best 2 falls in 3, vvitli strangle hold barred.    Schumacher won first and third falls.  A London cable says that the agitation ill', favor of the  pardon of mrs. Maybrick. lias assumed a new phase. Dr.  CM. Tidy and dr. RawdoiiMcNamara, 2 of the most noted  physicians in England and acknowledged authorities on  poison, have issued a pamphlet in which they prove that  mr. Ma3rbrick:s symptoms were not only consistent with  ordinary acute dyspepsia, but that they pointed from  rather than co the presence of arsenic as to the cause of  death, and perfectly consistent with the theory that it was  medicinally ���������administered.-' Several thousand copies of  this pamphlet has been circulated by the Maybrick committee, aud as a result there has been a great increase of  public.opini6n in favor of the unfortunate woman. Another  appeal will shortly be made to home secretary Matthews  to restore her to liberty and her unhappy children. Correspondence is now going on with a view to the formation of  an auxiliary committee1 in. New York for the purpose of  promulgating an American petition in her behalf, and also  to endeavor to enlist the sympathies of president Harrison .  and members of his cabinet in the same direction.  The recount at Portland, Oregon, has progressed far  enough to prove that the June count was a botch. It looks  as if the reeniinieration would'add nearly 10,000 to the population of Multnomah county.  The Stair coal.mine, near Medicine Hat, Northwest Territory, is a sad failure. The company operating it are to be  wound up by an order of court, the liabilities being heavy.  On the 7th John L. Sullivan made his first appearance before an audience composed of the wealth and fashion of  Bridgeport, Connecticut. The play was Harrison's new  comedy-drama, Honest Hearts and Willing Hands. Sullivan's pronunciation was excellent and a great disappointment to those who expected to hear Bowery slang from  him. In.the fifth act his slugging powers were also an  astonishment, as he floored JoeLaimon in about the second  round in the set-to which is a part of the drama.  The most gigantic railroad system ever. constructed in  Canada, with the single exception of the Canadian Pacific,  is about to be started. The promoters are chiefly French  and English capitalists. The scheme is. to build a railroad  eastward from Quebec some 80 miles to St. Charles bay, on  the Labrador coast, from which point large steamers arc  expected to make the voyage to Milford Haven, Wales, in  '6h days. By this route it is expected that passengers and  perishable freight can be carried from Chicago to London  inside of 7 days. The company calls itself the North Canadian Atlantic Railway & Steamship Company. Tlie capital of the company is $20,000,000. The provisional directors  will be Henry Isaacs, lord mayor of London, Robert N.  Fowler, member-of parliament, Thomas Woods of Milford,  Charles G. Mott, director of the Great Western railroad,  AArilliam R. Batch, banker of London, and sir Douglas Fox,  the eminent English engineer, who is aisothe consulting  engineer of tlie company. The head office of the company  is-in England, and the English directors have sent out one  of their number, mr. Batch, to make'preliminary, arrangements;  The coin pany will have 1000 men at work by spring.  At noon on Sunday, the 21th, connection was succcssfully  made between the two ends of the Grand Trunk railway  tunnel under tlie St. Clair river at Sarnia. A large augur  hole was bored through the remaining distance (10 feet),  which enabled the men working on the Canadian side to  talk to the workmen on the American' side.  The Black Hills has another "monument to man's cupidity and man's gullibility in the Montana mill," says the  Dead wood Times of tlie Kith. Five thousand tons of ore  were milled, which gave a yield of from $1200 to $1500, or  less than 50 cents a ton. In 1884 the Greenwood mill  resulted in a like fizzle. Both mills are among the finest in  tlie world for treating low-grade free-milling gold ore.  Men, women, and children are dying by hundreds in the  fishing settlements on the French shore of Newfoundland.  After death their bodieslio rotting, without a soul to give  them christian burial.  H. L. Davis, familiarly known to old-timers as "12-foot"  Davis, arrived in Arancouver recently. Mr. Davis has been  continuously engaged in mining since 1859, and has during  that time prospected on every creek in Cariboo, at Big  Bend, and Cassiar, and has lately been in the Peace River  country-   The name of "12-foot" Davis was given him from.  the fact that during the early days of Cariboo, when a  number of claims were yielding enormous returns, mr.  Davis discovered that 2 of the best of them, lying side by  V. side, had between them 12 feet more than the law allowed.  ���������^He secured the 12 feet, and took out of it over $1000 for  every foot. ������������������'.���������'������������������'.  The London Chronicle, in a leading article, expressess its  belief that at the general election Scotland will return a  delegation pledged to demand Scottish home rule. The  writer deplores the fact that there .Is no Adams or Jefferson or Hamilton in English politics to grasp the situation  and turn it to national advantage. The signs of the times  seem to' pass unobserved by statesmen, who are unable to  see anything outside of the beaten path established by tradition.-       -    ..*.'���������',   A' /      - A ,",:������������������-'���������'  , Salvator, at Monmouth park, New Jersey, on the 28th,  made a mile in 1.35A-, beating the best previous record by  nearly 4 seconds. "Salvator, from his breeding and his  looks, is the highest type of a thoroughbred horse that  ever graced the American track. Large, powerful, and  strong, he shows not a trifle of grossness but exhibits the  highest quality and the most exquisite finish. While in  repose he is majestic, in action he moves with a grandeur  of movement that stamps him the equine king that he is.  The deepest mining sha-ft in Australia is the George  Lansel, No. 180, at Sandhurst, which has readied 2,640 feet,  or exactly half a mile below the surface. The last reef  passed '"through was 2600 feet below, and from indications  it is believed that it will prove both a large and valuable  . lode.    ���������,������������������''. ''���������������������������.-'  The total expense of a recent run on ore at the Tripp  "mine, on the Mokalumne river, California, was equivalent  to 61 cents per ton for mining, hauling, and milling.    The  run amounted to 1,200 tons, yielding an average of $1.45  per ton. u '  :  A The wrestling- match between Evan Lewis, the  "stranglcr," and Daniel McLeod, champion of the Olympic Club of San Francisco, took place on; the 26th at  San Francisco in the presence of over 2,500 people^ The  match was for $400 a side, Lewis to throw McLeod Stimes  in an hour. The "strangler" who weighed 24 pounds  more than the Olympic club man, carried out his contract,  winning the 3 falls in 49 minutes. The first bout lasted313  minutes 2SJ seconds. The final bout was very exciting,  McLeod assuming the aggressive, and 3 times in succession almost succeeding in making Lewis's shoulders touch  the carpet.  ?Lhomas B. Humphreys died at Victoria on the'morning  of the 25tli. Deceased wTas ailing for some months back.  He Was a prominent figure in public life in the province  f or many years and occupied portfolios in scA'eral governments.  E. T. Gait returned to Lethbridge from Great Falls by  the new railway as far as the boundary, thence overland  by carriage. At that time the railway was completed just  over the line, so that the men are now working on Canadian soil. They would be at Milk river, 55 miles from Lethbridge, by Friday, the 22nd. The track was expected to be  at Lethbridge by September 10th.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROV/N   GRAFTS  For MINERAL  CLAIMS require to be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than the British Columbia Gazette; their;publication in Thk  .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 knpwn 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, 1830.  Notice is hereby given that the Pacific Bullion Mining  Company, by their agent, Henry Anderson, has filed with  me, under the provisions of the Mineral Act, an application  for a crown grant to their claim "Spokane," situate about  one half mile west of the Hot Springs, Kootenay lake, B. C.  Adverse claims, if any, are required to send in their ob-  i ections to me within 60 days from date hereof.  . GEO. C. TUNSTALL,  Assistant commissioner of lands and works.  Hot Springs, B. C, July 6th, 1890.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   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: V  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 40 chains, thence west 100 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence oast 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. 1S90.  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 SO 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 sixty days after date we intend 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  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  north 80 chains ; tiieiice east^chaihs; 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: SAY WARD,  Per Geo. T. Kane.  Kootenay Lake, B. (X, -August-11th, 1890.  LAND.- NOTICES  Like tlie following must be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than   '  the British Columbia Gazette, and cost FIFTY-FIVE CENTS ,.'���������'  a line for tlie required publication in THE MlNliK.-  Notico 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 lands for  timber purposes: a." ' ���������        .  Commencing at a post about 35 chains south of Pilot  bay, on the east side of Kootenay lake, directly opposite  the Outlet, tlience south 40 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence west 80 chains; containing  320 acres more or less.     , JOSHUA DAVIES,  A  ..-"'���������, W. P. SAY WARD.  Kootenay Lake, July 8th, 1890. By Geo. T. Kane.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date we, the  undersigned, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of  lands and works for permission to 'purchase one hundred  and sixty (160) acres of land, situate in ,.West Kootenay  district and described as follows: < : c  Commencing at a stake marked H. S. & M. S. I).��������� N. W.,  on the Gold King trail, three miles south of Nelson; thence  south 40 chains;' thence east 40 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence west 40 chains to the point of commencement. ...',-..,'��������� HAROLD SELOUS,  o    Nelson, B. C, July10th, 1890.         M. S. DAVIS.  I hereby give notice that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase 160 acres of land described as fol-  Ioavs:. ��������� '   . - ������������������'������������������-. (,.'. ,, ��������� ,  Commencing from a post on a point of rocks on the east  side of a ..bay behind, cape Horn on Kootenay lake (known  as Parret's bay), thence southerly along the shore of the  lake and bay 40 chains, tlience east 40 chains, thence north  40-chains, tlience west 35 chains, more or less, to the shore of  the lake, thence following the sinuosities of the shore line  to the point of commencement.     WILLIAM, THOMAS.  Kootenay Lake, July 4th, 1890. .'',.'���������  I hereby give notice that" sixty (60) days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to purchase 160 acres of, land described as  follows: , '  Commencing at this (N. E.) corner post, thence west 40  chains, tlience south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,,more  .or less to thesiiore of the lake, then following the sinuosities of the shore of the lake to the point of commencemnt.  H. W. WALBEY,  cPer William Thomas.  Kootenay Lake, July 4th, 1890.  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.  BUILDER  -AND    CONTRACTOR.  Plans and   Specifications Furnished Free.  Shop on East  Baker street, next  door  west of Madden  House, Nelson, B.. C.  ._ _____ ''SSi^IliJEESTT��������� ���������  PiQNEER   BARBER  SHOP.  Shaving, Hair Gutting, Shampooing,  IS   HONED.  East Baker street, next door to Postoffice, Nelson.  John Houston. Charles H. Ink.  W. Gksnek 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.  Office in The Miner building, Baker Street, Nelson.  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 THE  MINEE:   NELSON,  B.  C,  SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 6,  1890.  7  Will Contract for the Erection of  Stores, Dwellings, "Wharves,  "ills, Bridges, Etc,  on hand, with which to manufacture Store  Fittings, Tables, Desks, Etc.  ���������  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  _TELSO_T3   _3_   C_  r, ���������*  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 loth. G.O.BUCHANAN.  o     __^_i \s \/l._'_*_._."_/ j  \ja. o     __   _.._e    J_/ JL ������  (Late partner of John McYicker's, Salt Lake City)  Mining Engineer, and. Proviricial and IT. S. Surveyor.  ..."    AGEMT FOR .HAND'S1''FIREWORKS.  Masonic Temple Block, 'Vancouver, B. 0.  RATES FOR ASSAYING.  Silver, Lead, or Gold.. .$2 00  Zinc or Arsenic.. V  5 00  Copper, Silver and Gold. $2 50  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.  to be had in HALP-T0N lots, or more.    Apply to  Ward Street, in. rear of fioveniment Oifiee, NE_,SOX.  nn  All claims against the Nelson City Improvement Company, Nelson Cits' Townsite, or Pilot Bay Saw Mill Company, properly vouched,, must be forwarded at once to the  undersigned. No claim will be allowed after sixty (60)  days. JOSHUA DAVIES.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  ,__������__&__"' .CLAIMS 'a'RECOK1>EI>.  Following are-the mineral claims recorded in  the government office at Nelson during the week:  Saturday, August 30th���������The Victoria, situate on the  west side of, and about-1������ miles from, the Columbia river,  and about 6 miles from Trail Creek; Daniel T. Davie's, locator. The Hard Jack, about 2 miles from the Columbia  river and about 6 miles from Trail creek; Arthur Murphy  locator. The Mountain Queen, on the west side of, and  about 2 miles from, the Columbia river, 6 miles from Trail  creek; R. R. Cameron, locator. The .'Chance;- on the west  side of, and about Ii miles from, the Columbia river; Arthur Murphy, locator.  Monday, September 1st���������The Cliff, on Red mountain,  about 1 mile from Trail Greek; Gay Rceder, locator. The  Little Rock, on Red mountain, about 1 mile from Trail  Creek; Gay Recder, locator. The Buckeye Boy, situate 7  , miles west from the Columbia river, and 1 mile north from  Trail Creek; ���������\V. A. Jones, locator. The Way Up, about 6  miles from the Columbia river: and 1 'mile.-from' Trail  Creek; W. A. Jones, locator. The Teddy, in Trail Creek  camp, being an extension of the Monte Christo; E. D.  Cooper, locator. The Little Joker, situate on the Sheep  creek divide, at the north end of the Forest King; Norman  McLeod and R.R. Coleman, locators. The Red Cloud, on  the east slope of Red mountain, about 2 miles from the St.  Elmo and three-quarters of a mile from the Centre Star;  A. D. Coplen, locator. The Mary, about 6 miles from the  Columbia river, on the east side of Red mountain, half a  mile north of the Robson, and half a mile east of the Excelsior; John J. Kelly, locator. The Pride of Trail Creek,  in-Trail Creek camp on the south of the Enterprise and the  Idaho; C. G. Harvey, locator. The Yellow Jacket, in the  Trail Creek camp, bounded on the north by the Monte  Christo and on the south by the Virginia; Charles Drouin  and Axel Johnson, locators. The Standard, at the west  end of the Monte Christo; Charles Drouin and Axel John-  ��������� son, locators. -.,"���������'  Thursday, September 4th���������The Oklahoma, in Trail Creek  camp, half a mile north from the Comstock No. 1, and 1  mile south from Red mountain; John Miles and E. D.  Cooper, locators. The Kootenay, in the Trail Creek camp,  on the east of the Columbia claim; Philip Aspen wall, 16c-  ator. ' : ��������� ���������     .   ,   ������������������'''.���������.���������'. ,v  Preliminary- Worit on ��������� tlae '���������.Nicaragua Canal.  A correspondent of the New York Tribune,  writing, from Grey town, Nicaragua, gives an  excellent detailed account of the operations on  the Nicaragua canal. There are now besides  the engineers and mechanics, 1200 laborers at  work, of whom 700 are employed by the canal  company and 500 by the railroad contractors.  These contractors are engaged in constructing a  railway line, 10 miles in length, from the San  ���������'���������'Juan river to where the cut begins on the Atlantic side. This, task is expected to be completed by November. It would appear from the  correspondent's story that very little actual excavation has been done. The company has  devoted its chief energies to the preliminary  work of erecting wharves, store-houses, barracks, and a hospital, and constructing a jetty,  which has already had the effect of deepening  the channel, so that large vessels can come  right into Grey town harbor, where they have  not floated for many years. The officers in  charge of the work, the engineers and skilled  mechanics, are almost exclusively Americans,  and the tools, machinery, and provisions are  drawn from the United States. Most of the  common unskilled workmen are Jamaica  negroes, who were found most efficient on the  Panama canal. Only, a small portion of the  working' force is composed of native Nicar-  aguans. '  Cattle 'Losses cE.sti_iate<i at 05  Per Cent.  Last winter was a hard one on the cattle ranging west of the Rockies, the loss being caused by  deep snow. "In the valley of the Kootenay, between the boundary line and Bonner's Ferrvthe  loss was considerably over 50 per cent on an  average, while individual losses ran as high as  75 per cent and over. Reports now come from  Nevada that the stockmen of that state are just  beginning to realize the extent of their losses,  which will reach fully 95 per cent. A herd in  Humbolt county that had sought shelter from a  storm was covered up with snow and died;  another herd went in on top and suffered the  same fate. And so they kept piling on top of  one another and dying as the snow drifted over  them. They .were-piled 30 feet high. It was  like the French cavalry that went into the  sunken road at Waterloo.  An   Unique  Political  Announcement.  G. W. Giffin of Truckee, California, makes  the following unique political announcement:  "I a.m a dependent candidate for the office of  road overseer in and for district No. 5���������dependent upon the voters of said district. I am preeminently sound upon all the leading questions,  from the tariff all the way down to 'Who struck  Billy Patterson ?' and if elected will do my duty,  and if defeated will submit without kicking."  N.'A HILTON,  ONTRACTORS  AND  WILL   CONTRACT   FOR  THE   ERECTION   OF   ANY   SIZE  WOOD   BUILDING.  furnished and bills for material made.  CARPENTERING.  attended to promptly.  Shop on Baker Street, between Hall and, Hendryx.  G  Horse-Shoeing a Specialty  All'kinds of ���������Vonoing'and Repairing _xccui,c'd  Neatly and  Promptly.  Ward'Street, opp. Government Office, Nelson.  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  DBMS,  PATENT  MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.- ,       ,  CIGARS    AT   WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  _D_^TT(_rC3~ISTS-  Prescriptions carefully compounded, from pure drugs, by  a graduate in pharmacy.   A full line'.of patent medicines and toilet articles carried.  <<l>nly _>rug Store in. Lower Kootenay.)   SPROAT, IS. i'.  KEYE_ST01_E, -B. ���������.  aSAMTEWARE 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.  Baker Street, near Josephine,  All Work   Turned  Out Promptly  and in First-Class .Style.    \one nut.White  Help Employed.  ALICE   FOSTER   __I_^.nsr^_<3-__I__  ARRIVAL    ANI>    DEPARTURE   OF    MAHiS.  Mail arrives at 5 o'cloc P. M. Tuesday and departs at  7:30 A.M. Wednesday. Letters for registry must be handed  in 30 minutes before departure of mail.  Nelson, July 24th, 1890.        J. A. GILKER, postmaster.  ���������' ���������   4 ���������"������������������������_ ���������    T > -    ^   ������  vs J:**,..-i������W,;i'.if 8  THE MINEE:   NELSON,  B. C,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 6,  1890;  in Street,  REVELSTOKE  Railroad Avenue,  SPROAT.  \V-_5_OXJ___S______iJ   A3STD   BETAIL  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hiram Walker & Sons' Whiskies.  Cor.!  treets,  Si_A__   NUGGETS   OF   NEWS.  The Chinese who located claims on Bird and Rover  creeks had disputes among themselves as to their respective rights, and called on mining recorder Giffinto  straighten matters out for them. This week mr. Giffin  went over to Bird^creck and measured the claims for the  different claimants, and now our wholesale merchants are  doing a rushing business in rice, picks, and shovels.  A crown grant to the Ayesha, a claim in the Hot Springs  district, is being applied for. Some time ago surveys of  tlie Morning and Evening claims, in the Toad Mountain  district, were made for the same purpose by A. S. Far well.  Potatoes from McLaughlin's ranch, to the south of the  boundary line, are selling in Nelson for 3| cents a pound.  In boiling each potato is tied round with a string to keep  it from falling apart, they are so mealy.  In taking a barge load of lumber from his mill.to Ainsworth, G. O. Buchanan came near making a losing. A storm  blew up, and the waves and heavy swell came near swamping the barge. It was in tow of the Surprise, and when it  arrived at Ainsworth the lumber was partly under water.  While at Trail Creek, William Perdue had a great run  of luck. He helped discover a mine worth millions and  lost $121 in good greenbacks in doing so.  One night this week a big poker game enlivened the otherwise dull town of Sproat. Over $600 was in one jack pot,  which was finally won by an Okanagon cattle man, raising  a Sproat man out of his boots by a $2000 bluff.  The Galena pulled out Friday morning earlier than expected, and the American mail was left behind. As all  letters requiring prompt transmission are forwarded that  way, a number of important ones were in the sack. The  parties interested chartered a canoe and hired 2 Indians to  furnish the motive power, hoping that the Galena could be  bailed opposite the outlet on her return from the Blue  Bell. The canoe and its crew were in command of W. A.  Baillic-Grohman, an experienced navigator. The run was  made to Busk's point in good time, but too late to catch  the Galena, she having passed up an hour before.  An Osoyoos country cattle man named Coston delivered  202 head of cattle to Joe Wilson this week. Half of these  were crossed to the east side of the Columbia, the other  half being held below McLcary's ranch on the west side.  They will be driven to Nelson and held in the mountains  at the head of Anderson creek, where there is good grass.  On learning that his old frfend and tillicum Tom Barrett  had become a benedict, Mike Driscoll, proprietor of the  Palace hotel at Rykert's , custom-house, bethought himself  that he should go and do likewise. It does not take mr.  Driscoll long to act when his mind is made up, and now invitation cards are out for the ceremony that will make  Michael Driscoll esquire and miss Lucy Poti happy in the  knowledge that what belongs to the one shall also be  in the possession of the other.  Merely to show outsiders that Nelson can be reached  promptly if connections are made, the following instances  of rapid mail transmission are given: A letter postmarked "Asheville, North Carolina, August 25, 12 m.,"  was received at Nelson via Revelstoke on September 2nd,  at 5 p.m.: and a newspaper dated "Deadwood, Dakota,  August 30," was received at The Minek oflice the evening of the 3rd. Tlie newspaper came in by way of Kootenay, Idaho.  Since arriving here, 2 weeks ago, H. Jacoby has settled  all outstanding claims against the Nelson City Improvement Company and the Nelson City Townsite Company.  To do this required great good temper and much tact, all  of which mr. Jacoby is possessed of in a great degree.  C. C. McKay came in from the Columbia Lakes country  this week, and reports crops looking first-rate around  Windermere. The grain in is principally oats, little or no  wheat being sown. Rogers, Taggart, Jackson, Clark,  Stoddart, Mathers, and colonel Baker are tlie only ranchmen in that country who do anything in the way of general  farming, and they will be well paid for their enterprise  this year.   Mr. McKay reports the upper country very dull.  J. C. Rykert jr. claims that he has the finest vegetable  garden in Kootenay district, and is shipping cabbages to  the railroad contractors that weigh all the way from 12 to  21 pounds apiece. He also has melons, cucumbers, and  tomatoes of wonderful lusciousness and enormous size.  Dan O'Ray and Dave Lorrimer have put up 30 tons of  hay on Crawford's bay.  It is blue joint and of good quality.  Of the 55 laborers brought in by the railroad company  for Keefer & Co., 51 of them jumped the job and started  for Washington by way of Trail Creek.   They were fol  lowed by John McLeod, a justice of the peace, and C. C.  Sproule, Keefer & Co's master of transportation and commissary general; The only way that laborers can be kept  on the work will be to pay them the rates prevailing on  like work in Washington and Idaho.  The government disbursed several hundred dollars last  Saturday to Bob Yuill's bridge gang, who are at work on  the wagon road to the Hall mine.  v There are 21,200 bricks molded in the Nelson brickyard,  and the owners expect to have a kiln of 35,000 ready for  burning by the end of next week. The bricks will be a  dark red in color, and if the clay burns as well as it  molds the bricks will be of good quality.  J. W. Reade returned this afternoon from a trip to the  gold claims on 49 creek; and gives it as his opinion that  there is some good ground in that locality.  J. Fred Hume came in from Revelstoke today. He states  that the steamer Lytton arrives at Revelstoke between 1  and 2 o'clock, giving travelers ample time to see all the  sights in that wonderful town before the arrival of the  Pacific express on the Canadian Pacific. The Lytton is  now getting more business from points south of Sproat  than from points north of that place. No ore is being received at the Revelstoke smelter, and fears are entertained  that the works will not be blown in this year.  Telephone wires are being strung along the railway  track east from Sproat, and complaints are made that the  poles are so short that the wires are likely to decapitate  horsemen passing along the trail.  An accident occurred in Davys & Tolson's logging camp  Friday which resulted in a requisition for sticking plaster.  Tom Collins filed the requisition and the injured man bandaged up his own wounds.  Work on the wagon road to the Hall mine is being  pushed right along, about 30 men being employed by contractors Lewis and Kennedy and bridge foreman Yuill.  The graders are camped at the Giveout crossing, some 2  miles from Nelson, and the grade, with the exception of a  few stations, is completed some distance beyond the camp.  The bridges are first-class, and the grade equally as good  as that of the first mile out of Nelson-  Mrs. Ellis, mother of G. E. R. Ellis, arrived at Nelson by  the Galena on Monday, making the trip from England  alone.  An effort must be made to extend the float used for a  wharf out at least 200 feet further. A little disinterested  public spiritedness, backed by a few dollars in ready money,  will do the work in a couple of days. Logs can easily be  procured oh the north side of the river and floated over,  and trade is not so rushing as to prevent business men  from laying off half a day and putting the logs in place and  planking them over. A meeting to attain the above end  will be held at The Miner office tonight.  Winslow Hall of the Hall mines came in from Colville  this evening.       .   Telephonic ���������oi_iiiimieatioiL.'Promised.  Preliminary arrangements are being made for  the organization of a company to construct a  telephone and  telegraph line  from  Sproat to  Little Dalles. If built the line will give the residents of Toad Mountain district communication  with the outside world, as the Canadian Pacific  is putting in a telephone line between Sproat  and Nelson. At Little Dalles connection would  be made with the telegraph line belonging to the  Spokane Northern railway. The line can be  constructed for about $3000, and part of the  amount has already been subscribed. The line  must be built this fall.  TIED I  Tenders for the Delivery of Logs.  Tenders will be received at The Miner office in Nelson or  at the sawmill at Pilot Bay, until the 20th instant, 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.  C. S. F. Hamber,  Notary Public, Nelson.  AG. Thynne,  Vancouver.  AND  have moved into their new office, 105 West Baker street,  where they are now ready to transact business.  OFFICES:  NELSON, B. C, j VANCOUVER,  No. 105 West Baker Street. | Water Street.  SPECIALTIES FOR J Q BATS  15 EAST  ,   BAKEE  STKEET.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office;   No. 5 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.

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