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 &M������lsx*&aiGBi8!ttisa������������&2b������ia  w *  ��������� \  *+*,  r\  ,.(���������  The Mines  in  S������ootenay are Among  :Lte I*??jsliiest  in  America.  *v Tlie Ores are  IBagh-tf.'i'ade in iioltl,  ���������^Silver,  Copper,  and l^end.  NUMBER 114.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBER 3, 1892.  U A YEAR.  THE    SAM K    OILl>    STORY.  James O'Neill, who recently returned to Victoria, from the Kaslo-Slocan country, is full of  its praises. >'I went up," he said, " expressly to  get at tlie facts, and I can truthfully say that  the richness of the section surpasses any des-  1 cription I can give of it. The showings on the  r best claims are, according to experts and practical mining men, the largest and best���������for the  ' development work done���������on the earth. I am  assured that there is more than a million dollars in sight on the Noble Five group alone.  Besides, the Washington, Lucky .Jim, Blue Bird,  Freddie Lee, Grand Republic and many others;  are true fissure veins, and for the amount of  development work done, have an, immense  amount of ore in sight, it is impossible to get  an assay from auy of the best claims,  that will  run less than $100 in silver to the ton, while  some assays run as high as $8o00. The lowest  assay from the Grey Eagle is $303, the highest  $3,081.60 in silver, to say nothing of lead, etc.  My conviction is that it is hodohger a question  of quartz or quantity of ore, but simply a question of transportation. Mining experts, prospectors and miners ate unanimous in saying  that the big leads seen in this district are world-  wonders. Judging from the excessive width of  new material, the high degive of mineralization,  the massive solid form of the mineral''as exposed in croppiiigs in veinsof sulphide ore, the  frequent occurrence of ore chutes and the remarkable value of the ore returned by many  tests���������an average, value of 250 ounces Silver per  ton and about 50 per cent lead���������I am forced to  believe that this will prove to be the greatest  camp in North America. If men in Victoria,  who have money, will just get in now and buy  up a lot of the best p. ospects in this district���������  which are really mines���������and stay developing  them, they can, in a short time, make-Victoria  the wealthiest city in Canada, as these prospects  will pay for developing, and a handsome dividend besides, and when developed will be worth  untold money."  F. S. Barnard, wrho,'with regard to investing  money in this district, practises what he  preaches, after giving a glowing account of our  future says : "The miue owners in the Slocan  district and the property owners at New Denver  are looking anxiously for* the commencement of  work on the wagon road from Nakusp to Slocan  lake. This work is looked upon as of great importance to the province, for it means that ore  can be shipped out and supplies taken in at a  moderate cost. It will establish the townsite of  New Denver, and divert the trade and travel in  a direction that will be beneficial to Vancouver  and Victoria. AH in all, it is safe to say that  the Kootenay country-is in the most promising  condition, but it seems strange that more interest seems to be taken in it by the people -of  Spokane than is evinced by either Vancouverites  or Victorians; the great importance to our  coast cities of the development of'Vmr interior  cannot be over-estimated. Their growth from  this time forward must depend upon a solid and  substantial business to be created.'by the consumers and producers of the interior."  Trouble with the Indians.  The  Kootenay   reclamation  works  are  at a  standstill,   the  Indians   refusing  to  allow   the  work  to  proceed.    It appears that the line of  the company's dyke runs through some Indian  gardens on high spurs of the river bank which  are not subject to overflow. There is an  Indian reservation there which the operations of the company have respected, but  the Indians have spread over all the  available land on the river bank, and  they refuse to have their potato patches  trespassed upon with all the disregard for compensation for the value of their crops peculiar to  the noble red man. "Mr. Little reports that they  have not yet proceeded to open hostilities, but  so fast as the engineer placed m stakes a party  of Indians pulled them up again and threw  them away. He himself was interviewed by a  dozen, all well mounted -and armed wit h Winchesters, and gi ven to understand there would  be trouble if he did'.not desist from, the work at  once. There are between 70 and SO Indians in  the neighborhood, all armed and mounted, who  can if they choose make quite a disturbance.  Mr. Little had, no choice but to stop the work  and come down to Nelson and wire to headquarters./ Meantime captain Fitzstubbs leaves  on Sunday to find out the position of affairs and  the feeling of the Indians. The settlers about  Goat river ha.ve many complaints against them  for their thieving propensities, and it would be  best for all parties if the government were to  place them all on the reserve and keep them  there.  ���������������������������_.-' ���������  v! -' ������������������ ��������� ���������;'-������������������":;   ��������� : .- ; - ',-.: ���������'��������� ���������  liEFT   FOK -eI������AKTS .. IJ-MKXOWM.  snaxax*;   xotes.  The man Lewis, who was arrested on a charge  of forging Charles Pearson's name to an order  for goods and was confined in prison awaiting  trial, has succeeded in breaking gaol and making good his escape, presumably to the American side. He chose his time for the attempt  well, captain Fitzstubbs and constable Miles  both being absent. He evidently had everything well prepared, and the slickness with  which he contrived his escape leads to the suspicion that he had '��������� been there before." The  outside entrance to the yard of the prison is secured by a. heavy gate barred and padlocked,  and while exercising in the yard Lewis had  evidently got at the combination of the padlock  and contrived to open the gate. It was customary for him to be's-ent into the yard for a  short time just before retiring. And on the  night on   which  he escaped constable Graham  sent him into the yard for a few minutes. After  a while it occurred to the constable that his  prisoner was taking a very prolonged airing and  he followed him into the yard only to find the  gate open and the bird flown. Lewis was a  very curious character. He' prayed hard, lived  hard and gambled hard. In prison his bible  and hymn book were his constant companions,  aud he could preach a sermon aud tell a loose  story with equal facility. He was a dark com-  plexioned, well set up man with a slight black  mustache, and except that he was a little too  stout had a striking resemblance to the stage  Mephistopheles. According to his own account  he had seen a great deal of the world, both in  North and South America.  The  Kelson  ������&  EFort Sheppnrd.  The engineers have experienced considerable  difficulty  in getting a good grade into Nelson  by way of "Bogustown" without running the  line far beyond Anderson creek. Three lines  have been run, but none of them have resulted  in a satisfactory grade. The engineers' next  undertaking will be to find out if a suitable  grade cannot be found by running the line round  the base of the hill across Cottonwood Smith  creek and cutting into the Col urn bia & Kootenay  railway about a mile and a half below Nelson.  Bffosne  to Onr  ftlosmliiiiis.  M. S. Davys returned from his trip to Illecille-  waet on Monday.    He says that things are quiet  up   there   at   present.      Mr.   Wrightman   has  bonded   several   claims  in   the  district and  is  doing development work on the best of them.  The Lanark is at present shut down. Most encouraging reports continue to be brought in  from the Fish Creek district, R. E. Fishburn  especially being confident that he has a good  thing in that country.  J. E. Boss is daily expected in Nelson on business connected with the Iroquois.  AVoi k on the Iroquois has uncovered a ledge  about 18 feet wide with about 4 feet of high-  grade ore.  ^.Messrs. Jevons and Ash worth have struck it  rich while .doing assessment work on a claim at  Ainsworth. v   '  A new bond has been taken on ihe Bluebird  by messrs. Burke and Garrison, mr. Taylor buying out mr. Gov's interest in the old bond.  Work is progressing on the Great Western  and the Iron Hand, lately bonded by the London Mercantile Association, and indications  point to the presence of an enormous body of  ore on the Iron Hand.  A number of samples of ore from the Priest  Lake country were brought, to Nelson the other  day by a prospector. The ore looks good and  runs high, assays giving 1300 ounces silver; and  according to reports large bodies of it have been  found.  For nearly a year the boys on the Lizzie C  have been pegging away at a tunnel through  the hardest of rock. They are now nearing the  place where they may expect to strike the load.  It is to be hoped they strike it soon, and strike  it rich..  Rumors about 1he sale of the Silver King continue to fly round the country. The latest was  that the Bank Of British Columbia had received  a cable that the transfers were signed and the  money paid. This 'was.-:an. inartistic lie, as the  "wires- happened to. be down when the cable was  reported to have been received.    <-  There is little doubt in .anybody's mind that  the deal will be completed shortly, and meantime preparations are'being made lo accommodate a force of men during the winter.  So far as is known the intention of the purchasers is to place a concentrator on the mine,  run the concentrates down the hill, and put up  a matteing plant at Nelson. Mr. Roepel thought  the most suitable site for such a plant would be  on the shore of the outlet, where the steamer  Nelson was built. The copper matte would then  be shipped to Swansea.  The latest reliaable news is that something definite will be decided about tlie  Silver King deal by the 5th-of September, although when news'-.'reaches Nelson is another  question. The return of .messrs. Hall, McDonald, and Croasedaile will not be long delayed.  R. B. Dugan has struck it rich on 49 creek.  He has struck the old bed of the stream. A  layer of quicksand covers the paystreak, which  he has contrived to get through for the first  time, and although lie has not yet reached bedrock, he took out 10 ounces of gold from the  gravel below the quicksand, in an hour and a  half. A lease has been ..applied for to work a  stretch of ground above his claim, and a company will be formed to take hold of it.  Rumor hints that a very rich find has been  made on one of the claims bonded by judge  Bond last 'winter. Serves judge Bond right.  He laid himself out to bond "wild cats" on the  chance of something been found on them, and  then because the country was not solid ore from  Kootenay lake to Slocan lake generally, and  particularly on the portions of this area in  which he was interested, he went out and  " blackeyed" the district. If he has lost a good  thing grief over his loss will, be strictly confined  to himself.          Biandsome   Block.  The  Carriev  block  on   West Baker street is  now completed.    The lower story consists of 3  stores 22x65 feet,  2 of which are occupied by  messrs. Carney & Barrett. The upper storey is  divided into office rooms and a hall capable of  seating 400 persons. A feature of messrs. Carney & Barrett's meat market is their ice-house,  which can accommodate a carload of beef and  registers 33������. 'TH������-.'Mn[EBt;-'''.^  MIiVIx^-M    NEWS-' OF   THE . WOKJLD..  By an explosion in a coal mine at Aberkenfig,  Glamorgan, Wales, on August 24, 141 miners  were entombed.    It is feared all are dead.  S. Mason of New Orleans, has bonded from  the owners, P. M. Walker, Charley Holden and  Tom Downs, the Silver Cup, for $10,000, 10 per  cent down, the balance in 6 months. It is sit-  uated in the Lardeau. Samples from this claim  '-- assayed very high (1314 ounces silver) which is  apt to be the case \yith selected samples.  From the north fork of Sheep creek comes the  news of a rich "strike of free milling gold quartz.  The discovery was made only last Sunday week.  The vein is large and looks more promising than  any yet se^n in that district. The discovery  was made the same as most of the other rich  mines in the northwest���������by accident. The discoverers were .riding along the Sheep creek  trail,' when one of the animals slipped and rolled  down the hill. When, the miners went down  after him they picked up some rock that had  ��������� been knocked off the vein by the animal and  found it to be free 'milling gold quartz, and very  rich at that. ,-\ a*.'-  One of the biggest ruining deals in Colorado  h as bee n con sum a ted.', in t he sale of the O i phan  Boy M.������ '&   M.  company's pre>perty at  Copper  Rock, consisting of 3 claims, to a New York and  London syndicate at a cool figure of $1,000,000.;  The purchasers have bought the controlling interest at the rate of $1 per share, and stand prepared   to  take   up  all  outstanding  or  floating  stock at the same figure.    Anyone in possession of Orphan Boy stock can sell the same to  the new company at $1 per share'.    Major Wm.  Wise, president of the ''.���������company,; has not yet  been seen as yet.    N. C. Merrill, secretary, said  that the sale had been made, audi hat $25,000 of  the purchase money was placed in escrow until  the transfer of title could be made.    It has only  been 6 months since the Orphan Boy was discovered, and all that time it has 'been the talk  and the wonder of Copper Rock.    This property  side 1 ines the claims of Copper Rock Gold Mint  company, and in the past there has been much  friendly rivalry between the 2 companies as to  which possessed the best ore.   There is no doubt  but that the Copper Rock Gold Mint company  will have as good ore as the Orphan Boy as soon  as they can  gain  the same depth  that the Orphan  Boy now has.    Orphan  Boy  is surely a  wonderful property and the new purchasers are  to ',be--congratulated on  securing so valuable a  mine.   A new. si amp mill has just been started up  and we understand was included in the purcase  of the property.    The balance of the purchase  money  must   be   paid   inside   of   thirty   days.  Prof. Tild'eu  of New York Js given  credit for  the   placing  of the  property.  ��������� . . c '-.      .. - .   Novel.'Executions. '  The sultan of Keddah, in the Malay Peninsula, has a remarkable method of carrying out  the sentence of death upon condemned convicts.  It is doubtful if this method of execution is  practiced in any part of the world. The sultan  is the ruler of a country containing about 60,000  people.  On the morning of the day fixed for the execution the sultan, accompanied by his ministers, goes out a mile and a half from his palace  to a vacant space reserved for the execution of  criminals. Nothing can be seen in this place  except the graves of the condemned, and a large  tree which is called the tree of execution. The  sultan takes his seat in a chair at the foot of the  tree, while his ministers group themselves  around him on the ground. Then the condemned man is brought forward and is made to  kneel at a distance of 40 feet. His arms are tied  behind his back and he is naked to the waist.  The executioner places upon the left shoulder  of the condemned man a piece of cotton cloth.  He then takes in his hands a lance of justice,  which is very richly ornamented with silver,  puts the point upon the man's left shoulder and  grasps the handle firmly with both hands.  When these preparations are made he looks at  the sultan who is holding, the sword of justice  in his lap. The sultan suddenly raises his hand,  and this is the signal for the fatal blow.  At this moment the  executioner,  who is al  ways a Hercules in strength, with one vigorous  biow d'rives the lance through the man's shoulder and into his heart. He dies as ^quickly as  though he had been shot through the heart, and  probably he is not conscious of suffering any  pain. The executioner then withdraws the  weapon, and staunches the small amount/of  blood flowing from the wound with a cotton  cloth, in conformity with the rites of Islam.  Usually the body of the victim is turned over to  his family, who purify it by ablutions and hold  elaborate funeral ceremonies. Jules Claine, who  recently witnsssed one of these executions, says  that in his opinion the spectacle is not nearly so  revolting as that of some other methods of inflicting capitarpunishment.  A JLs&irul oi"Cresit.Promise*-'  Every one who has read Stanley's book, or  who has followed the adventures of the great  explorer's in the newspapers will at once recognize the name of Jephson, who was one of his  most trusted lieutenants on the last expedition.  Jephson has been with*Emin Pasha for a long  time, and in his recent lectures he has said that  central Africa has a great future before it, and  that its development is only a matter of time.  Tobacco of a very fine quality grows almost  everywhere. Cotton, however, he thinks, will  be the staple crop. Emin has already cultivated  considerable quantities of it successfully. Mr.  Jepson expects the proposed railroad to Lake  Victoria Nyanza to work wonders. He says  that the present cost of transportation of a bale  of cloth from the coast to the lake is 5 times as  great as the original cost of the fabric. ,  Until .further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays. i  TIIVSE  CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Navigation Go. Ld.  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, NELSON, LYTTON & KOOTENAI  One of the above steamers will leave REVELSTOKE  for Nakusp and Robson at 4 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, arriving at Robson at 6 p.m., where connection is made with the C. & K. Railway for Nelson and  all Kootenay Lake points. RETURNING, leaves ROBSON for Nakusp and Revelstoke at 9 p.m. on TUESDAYS  and FRIDAYS, arriving at Revelstoke at 3 p.m. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays, where connection is made  with the C. P. R. for all points.  LBTTLE   B>ALLKS    ROUTE:  The same steamer will leave ROBSON for Trail Creek  and Little Dalles at 5 a.m. on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS,  arriving at Little Dalles at 9 a.m., where close connection  is made with the S. F. & N. Railway for Spokane. RETURNING, leaves LITTLE DALLES same day, on arrival of S. F. & N. Railway Company's train at 12:30 p.m.,  for Trail Creek and Robson, arriving at Robson at 6:20  p.m., where close connection is made with the C. & K.  Railway for Nelson and lake points; and continues on to  Revelstoke as per above schedule.  liOOTEXAW   UKE Atf3������   BSONS&BrS   FEitifcY   KOSJTE:  STEASV1ER NELSON leaves NELSON for Pilot  Bay, Ainsworth, and Kaslo at 8 a.m. on TUESDAYS and  FRIDAYS, returning via these ports same day; leaves  Nelson for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo, and BONNER'S  FERRY at 3 a.m. on SUNDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.  RETURNING, leaves BONNER'S FERRY for Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Nelson at 3 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS.  Regular Passenger Service has been inaugurated on the  Great Northern Railway, and in order to make close connection with trains the above card has been adopted. Passengers for all Kootenay points leave Spokane at 7:30 p.m.  on Sundays and Wednesdays.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATION,  Notice is hereby given that I intend applying for a hotel  license at the next sitting of the licensing board to sell  liquors at Fredricton B.C. A.  COCHRANE.  u.  OTIAVPC!     T  . ..;-^JlA^I;JlIp���������',���������������������������/;ur;.  Notary Public and Conveyancer,  AUCTIONEER  ���������������������*���������  ���������)  NE W L Y    FI N IS H E D    HOUSE  DESIRABLE   LOCALITY  MUST   BE    SOLD   AT    ONCE  JOSEPHINE   STREET, "NELSON.  PIOaSTEEB  AND  Corner.-Bluff - aiul Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.     .-:..:  Will undertake any work or contract in which, pack animals or teams can be used.  WILL COUTEACT TO 0AEEY PASSEE"GKERS  and bagga^ge to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS iN NELSON.  Stove shmI Cordwood for Sale.  ^k. 1<T ID  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   AND   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.  ALDOUS   BKOTIHIIEDRS.,   PEGS.  ery  fLLIAM   WILSON,  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  G-KAIN FOB SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  DSSSOLUTBON   OF  GOPARTNERTHIP,.  The co-partnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between the undersigned under the firm name of Brown &  Bates, carrying on business as hotel keepers at Half Way  House, Slocan river, has been dissolved by mutual consent.  All accounts are payable to Charles Brown, who will discharge all liabilities. CHARLES BROWN,  July 28th, 1892. FRED BATES. THE  MOTEE:    NELSON,   B.   G.,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 3,  1892.  vi ���������  S  PASD-vFOR   FUR:  BAKER STKEET, NELSON, B. 0.  PKOVfftfCIAJL   i\EWS,  Thecrops are turning cnit well at Okanagan  Mission this year.  John A. McDonalcl M. P. for Victoria, N. S.  has left for British Coluriibia.  The Davies Say ward Mill and Land company  give notice for application for incorpoi atioii  with capital stock of $SCO,0C0 in $100 tharee.  Returns from Cariboo give dr. Watt a majority of three at Snowshoe Creek, and mr. Morrison one. majority at Forks of Quesheile. Watt  has now a majority of six with three places to  hear from.  The Indian little Johnnie, who shot Indian  Michael dead last week near the Mission has  not yet been caught. Constable Tompson is out  with Indians after him, and is taking every precaution to prevent his leaving the country.  H. M. S. Nymph, having been cleaned and  overhauled has left the drydock at Esquimalt.  The Warspite will not go in until September 6,  by which time Chief Constructor Humphries  will have arrived from England to superintend  the work. He had charge of the last Work  done on the flagship.  Messrs. Reynolds & At wood, with whom negotiations for the Rattler mine and mill .we* e  in progress for several days past, returned accompanied by F. J. Fulton of Kamloops, solicitor for mr. Reynolds. The sale was made to  mr. Reynolds for $10,000. As the result Of the  deal the Joe Dandy is running full time and  yielding handsomely for its owners. A very  rich specimen was found in it last week.  G. A. Dow, of the Cromwell house. Victoria  is in a fair way to strike it rich in the mining  business. He, with others, is interested in the  Waverley Hydraulic Mine at Barker ville. Recently the property has been improving, and an  offer of $100,000 has been made for it. There is  a likelihood of the mine being sold at that figure.  If mr. Dow does so well in the mine, it will only  be a just reward for patience, persistency and  hard work. He located the mine in 1869 and  worked it for a number of years. He withdrew7  for a time and then, late in'the 70's, took hold  again and has pushed it forward eversince. He  with an old friend, John Pomaroy, are the  pioneers of the mine, and both still hold their  interests . A big cave-in occurred recently, just  before the clean-up, but despite that the prospects are encouraging.  Mr. E.'B. Hermon, of the surveying firm of  Garden, Hermon & Burwell, who has been surveying for the government on the northern  boundary of Vancouver Island, for some months  back, states that another tract of valuable land  was lately discovered by his surveying party,  near cape Scott, containing at least300,000acres  of the very best land for grazing and stock raising purposes. The land is a perfect park country  and is said to be superior to any other section  in the province for stock raising as there is an  abundance of water, whilst the grass, in consequence of the humidity of the climate, is always  green and in good condition to be fed upon. It  is situated some 3 miles inland from the coast,  25 miles north of Fort Rupert, 200 miles from  Vancouver, and 280 miles from Victoria. Other  sections have been surveyed, in which there are  found to exist considerable areas of excellent  land suitable for all classes of farming. No one  had any idea that such tracts existed as have  recently been discovered at the head of the island.    The policy of the government in prosecut-  ng these surveys is a comm eiidable, as well as  a profitable, one for the province, as not until  surveyors penetrate the interior are people  aware of the richness of the inheritance  which they possess.  'Elumlmg. AlMmt. ltSsidstoiies.  The madstone story is going its rounds,again.  It is  the property of this wonderful agent to  stick to a  raw.;., surface  of flesh   and suck   the  poison out it.    That is,  the owtiers say so.    As  a matter of fact, says the Brooklyn Eagle, no  inorganic substance can suck except by the aid  of machinery.    Again, in  99 cases out of a 100  the dog bites are harmless and .there is no poison  to be sucked out.    Thirdly,  credulity is one of  the most effective cuaes in the materia medica  and ought to be used often er, where people have  ���������"'no-real disorder.    The  whole  tradition of the  madstone comes from the absorptive power of  any anhydrous  mineral.    Such a stone is filled  with  pores  and   by  a  process  akin to that of  capillary attraction the water that it has lost���������  in the course of centuries, perhaps���������it will soak  up again when  in  contact  with  liquid.    If one  wishes to know the action of a madstone let him  put a piece of tabashe^r or dry clay or shale to  his tongue.    It'will stick.    That is all there is to  it.    There are millions of tons of madstone in  every state in the union, and every family can  afford to be without it.    These stories of .mysterious stones that have come from the far east  or that  were bought at enormous prices from  voodoos and hoodoos and wizards are all humbug.    If a person is bitten by a snake or % dog-  it will do him no harm to clap a  chip of anhydrous stone  to  the cut surface.    It will stick,  just as it will  to his tongue or his eye, but let  him likewise consult a physician.  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray,  C.E., P.L.S.  & DAVY!  provincial land surveyors,  notary public, conveyancing.  U       B    U ���������       ttaPJf-*.   \U    U (Ana Bra J  Late of Swansea.  _A_SS.A_^r     OTPIGE.  Mining properties reported on.  Mines bonded and developed.  OFFICES"   Room  1, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson.  TURNER  BROS~.,  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson, B.C.,  Have   opened   out a select stock of   Stationery,  Books,  Bibles, Sheet Music, Small Instruments, Sewing  Machine Needles, Oil, etc., etc., etc.  BELL   AND   NORDHEISVIER   PBANOS,   BELL  ORGASMS  SINGER   SEWING   MACHINES  Tuning and Eepairing promptly attended to.   Prices Reasonable.  J. LAINS0N WILLS, M.E., F0S.  Member of the Institution of Mining- ancl Metallurgy, Eng*., and of the  American Institute of Mining- Engineers, &c.  (200 Albert St., Ottawa.)  Reports on Mines and Mineral Properties.  HOTEL  PHAIR,  NELSON.  . F. Teetzel  DEALERS IN  OHC^IiyniO-^LS.  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETO.  Waa-OMSALK     EMAILS'] ELS     IN     ���������B������,U!:S.       BMYi������IONI������  SESWSXC}    SBAOBSNES   Iff   STO-UK.  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  fl'tosfoilacc  Stove,   RcIkoii,   R.  V,.  eya^gpa  AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES  OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  S   AT   WHOLESALE  Yimiture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Go.  Xel.soii  asMl KcveE.stokc,  cany full lines of all  kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and ofliccs.    Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  Nl'JLSON   STORK:  No. 4 BBonsioti *V Bio Si SSaiiltiiiB^ .0o.seg>!iiBM' .Street.  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS  ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE  OF  Plain and Fancy "Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods now on hand.  PBICES TO SUIT TZE3CIE TIUVEIES  y*%  ���������7.���������a rTT  ,-**   to  vrr  ^���������rrT^^-^^-^^^-r^v-v^w^^r^-^- ^^���������s^rr^-FTT^^ ���������4  THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 3,  1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following casli-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 the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.   *.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  a 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 asl2 lines.  Birth  Notices free-if weight of child is given;, if  . weight is not   given   $i will be   charged.   Marriage  announcements "will be charged from ijjil to ������10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Letters to this 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.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock. '���������'���������..��������� V '',;��������� V,  The following agents have been appointed and  are authorized to collect money, to receive advertise-'  ments and transact all business, in their respective localities, Connected with 1 he Miner and Hot Springs  News: Ainsworth, Bremnerfe Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. H. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek,  E. C. Carpenter. ,;  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  l^m^lUASj   SHIM AKli'S.-  In 1S83 It was cieeiued "expedient in the interests of the province that a wagon road should  be  constructed  through Eagle pass, from   the  Shuswap lake to  the  Columbia river,'5 and an  act was passed to enable such a road to be constructed.    This  act  provides  that,    instead   of  paying cash for work done on  this road,   the  goveinircnl may 'give..- warrants for land in the  Yale and Kootenay districts.' The act stipulates,  however,   that a crown grant shall only be issued for unoccupied, unrecorded and unreserved  crown   lands;  and that no script shall be given  for lands ab that,  or any subsequent time ,  the  property of the clomhiion government, in consequence of the construction of the O. P. R., or  for land on  Kootenay lake included in the Columbia.  & Kootenay Railway & Transportation  company's reserve.         '  Application to purchase land under this act  has been made in this district, and from ail accounts it seems probable that a crown grant for  the land iu question will be issued.  Now the would-be purchaser cannot claim  that at the time of application the land was un-  snrveyed; and there is a clause in this act  which provid.es that in such a case the lieutenant-governor may, if deemed expedient, cause  the lands applied for, to be offered for sale by  public: auction, and, further, that if the price offered is inore than a dollar a.n acre, the applicant, shall not be entitled to the surveyed lands  applied for, unless he pays the additional sum  required to make up the purchase money.  If the lieutenant-erovernor can be induced to  consider a public auction expedient, then a large  part of the injustice of the act is done away  with. Otherwise the Kagle pass wagon road act  affordsa very easy means of evading the provisions of our last land act, and many who would  never tliink of pre-eni pt ing .160 a.cres won 1 d be  glad to acquire a section or two in such a simple  manner.    Speaking of surveys reminds us that it is  necessary for all who made application to purchase land in or before February will have to  get their property surveyed and their payments  made before the 30th of the present month, if  they wish to hold it.   Everyone who has lately visited this district,  on their return to the outside world has raised  a howl to the effect that more wagon roads,  more trails, and more facilities for the transport  of ��������� freight; are wanted in the country; everyone,  too���������and this is the extraordinary part of it-  seems convinced that this is a valuable and  great idea that has just occurred to themselves,  and to themselves alone, whereas .the 'fact*of  the matter is that everyone who has lived in  tlie district for any length of time has devoted  a large part of his energy to shouting for roads,  more roads, and better roads.  " An item was published in the Sentinel last  " week, taken from the Victoria Times, reflect-  " ing upon the action of gold commissioner  " Fitzstubbs 'of Nelson, for ' pardoning' one  "Robert Stewart, sentenced to a month's im-  " prisonment for stealing, after serving 25 days  " of the sentence. The clemency exercised by  " mr. Fitzstubbs in this case was doubtless  "authorized by the rules which entitle a pris-  " oner to a remission of 5 days of his sentence  " for good behaviour. We take pleasure in  " inaking ������this explanation and correction in  "justice to commisioner Fitzstubbs."  The above taken from this week's Kamloops  Sentinel is a sample of what will be the usual  course of proceedure with regard to our ex-cOn-  ��������� stable's communications to the press. At first  his aspersions may seem to have something in  them, but on,investigation they will always be  found to be the sneaking insinuations of a base  and cowardly creature. The more conspicuous  Gordon makes himself by- this writing to the  papers the greater and more complete will be his  fall when he.is found out, as he soon must be,  thank goodness.  ���������'��������� '''NOTjQE.'V  Notice is hereby given that an application will be made  tothe legislature of British Columbia, at its next'Session,  for an act to incorporate a company to construct, equip,  operate and maintain a standard gauge line of railway  from the town of Nelson, on the Kootenay lake, to the  head of the said lake at or near the mouth of the Lardeaux  river, and to construct, operate and maintain telephone  and telegraph lines in connection therewith.  Mci-HILLI^S, VVOOTTON & BARNARD,  August 13, 1S92. Solicitors for applicants.  JOWETT :& HAIG  No.   1,  J03EPHINE STREET,   NELSON,  B. 0.  iMotice to  Prospectors  and  Mine  Owners!  We are placing on exhibition in our office specimens of  minerals found in this district, with a view of attracting  the attention of visitors and investors coming to Nelson.  Any minerals forwarded us, with full particulars, assays, etc., will be properly labelled, and any explanations  regarding them cheerfully given to enquirers.  All visitors to Nelson or others interested in minerals  are invited to inspect this collection.  Lots for Sale in  S'P  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson,   values sure to increase.   Apply  Jowett & Haig, agents for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  JOWETT &  HAIG,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS,  NELSON, B.C.  awmill  PILOT BAY,  KOOTENAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR-DELIVERY A FULL  ������������������:'   ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  ELL-SE  L  Vertical G-rain Shingles,  Latli^ Moldings, ������tc.  Stocks are held at NELSON, Geo. H. Keefer, Agent,.  *v and at AINSWORTH, S. Pawcett, >fi gent. ,     .  >?���������  anager.  THE  Will be Eunning aoont Angiist 1st   ���������..<���������  at Kaslo i  and', will be the largest and best equipped Sawmill in  Kootenay. Large stocks^'of lumber now on hand at Kaslo,  at the old mill site and at Nelson.  A carload of Sash and Doors for sale.  ii:  ������.  BUCHANAN.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  B  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  Real Estate ���������&. Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  LOOAJN   CITY  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Convej'ancing Documents Drawn Up.  0  nQ , SELOUS   BLOCK,  bo ���������      Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  T"  e       JL.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST   B5A&.EII  STHfcEET,  NELSON,  ������. C.  EfiUE    fl3S5JIfcAN���������E:  I represent the following safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN  ���������.. .London, England.  UNITED .Manchester, England.  ATLAS London, England.  QUEBEC. Canada.  LIFE:  EQUITALBE  New York.  Agent for J. & J. Taylor's Safes.  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner office  ���������M������MBiMMr-Tti4t^iy'Hw *��������������� w^w m w^??^r^^^ wWBtwtwt'gsft^t ff������ K?,rG^na3ST**sr*r&ar?i?&tt  I I  ���������fc.i  i  f-p  SE  MINEK:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 3,   1892.  THIE     1PI, AGUES    <>E   EGYPT.  It is said there is no apparent decrease of  cholera at Hamburg in spite of the cold weather.  The disease has also appeared on the islands in  the Elbe. Hundreds of wealthy people have  quitted Hamburg. -X.bere is no dearth of doctors.    Several nurses have died.  Official statistics show that up to August 26  t here we're 1028 cases of cholera there and 358  deaths from the disease ; at Altona, between  v Tuesday and Friday, there were 64 cases and 22  r deaths. .       ;' -  j .���������'..< Two cases of Asiatic cholera have occurred at  ? Glasgow. The patients were a man and woman  {���������': who were immigrants on their way from Ham-  ; burg to the United States. The authorities at  i Glasgow are taken all ���������precautions to prevent  ;. the disease from spreading.  Outgoing ti'ansatlantic steamships from New  York carry a vei'Ysmali passenger list-which'is.  dueto the prevalence of cholera in Europe. So  thoroughly have .the people become frightened  that a number cancelled passage, secured for today. .'". '.���������' ���������"������������������   -.  The treasury department at Washington is  acting promptly on all matters having bearing  oh  the cholera epidemic,  and  nothing will  be  left undone that will tend to keep the infection  from the shores of this country.    To all intents  and    purposes    there    now   exists, a   national  quarantine ."with   the   co-operation of national  and state authorities in the matter, resulting in  the formation of a cordon  which will  make it  extremely difficult for a case of cholera to reach  the shores, of the United States.    Surgeon-general Wyman of the  nrarine hospital service is  now considering the proposition to continue the  disinfection of baggage during the winter. This,  it  is   thought, will prevent the importation of  cholera germs.    The. old revenue cut fer Ewing  will be taken  to Chesapeake bay, anchored off  shore  and 'fitted   up  as  a  hospital,  so  if   any  cholera, patients are found aboard of incoming  ships they will not have to be landed.  '<��������� It is evident, that the people living along the  Canadian ' border are apprehensive the disease  may enter the United States by that route, as 2  telegrams were received at the treasury department  to-day,   one  from   Troy,   N.Y.,   and   the  other from  Minnesota,   regarding the  precautions   taken.    Acting   secretary  Spaulding  replied that, the provisions of the department circular regarding the disinfection of baggage will  be immediately  enforced  along  the  Canadian  border under   the   direction   of  the Supervisor  o-eneral of the marine hospital service, who has  taken steps for the appointment of medical inspectors at all points where immigrants cross  the border.      .           All Sorl-s of WeafrSser,  There is a locality in Montana which has the  greatest range of temperature of perhaps any  spot on earth. That place is Havre, which is  situated near the Canadian line. The town is  12 or 15,000 feet above the sea level, but despite  that I have known the thermometer to register  as high as 90 deg. in the shade, and the temperature the next day wotdd perhaps drop to 32  deg. The sudden changes are accounted for by  the fact of the town's peculiar location. It is on  the western slope of the Rocky mountains, and  so situated as to catch the full force of a hot  wave peculiar to that region and called chinook.  What creates this hot. blast or where it comes  from the scientists of the government bureau  have for years been patiently endeavoring to  determine. They know it's a scorcher, and  that's all they know about it.    It is very similar  in its queer antics to the simoon of Sahara, and  is dreaded almost as much as that monster of  the burning desert.  tliitli JJ'laceivs fifriscovcreri.  Captain Farmer of the steamboat Torpedo,  which is running between Newport and the  '.Metaline mining district, reports a big find  being made hear the Blue Slide, which is about  40 miles below Newport. The find consists of  placer gold and rubies. Some of the rubies have  been taken out and examined and pronounced  extra quality. The gold is fairly coarse, is of  a good grade^and from $6 to $10 per day to the  man can be taken out. Several prospectors  from Newport and vicinity intend leaving for  the ..discoveries in a few 'days..  "\ More tf-Sian tire SS������ii������ Cam Carry*' ���������.<  The Japanese have a remarkable arrangement  that scoops vasts quantities of fish into an" en or-'  nious bag of netting hanging beneath the bottom of a vessel. In this receptacle something  like 30 times more'cargo can be conveyed to mar-  ket than could be carried by the ship in the ordinary way. Furthermore, the-merchandise' is  by this method brought into port alive and consequently fresh.  P. O. box 69  V  ���������JLJ  Telephone 21.  dward Applewhaite & Go,  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B.C.  riH<  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up".  Town  Lots  Lands   and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  MINERAL CLAIM BEST.  Take notice that we, E. H. Hughes, of the city of Spokane, state of Washington, United States of America,  free miner's certificate ino. 'L1858, David Porter of the same  place, free miner's certificate No. 35)680, and George W.  Hughes of the same place, free miner's certilicate No.  11,800, all lawful holders of the said claim, intend in 00  days from the date hereof to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvement, for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the said claim. And. further  take notice that adverse claims must be sent to the gold  commissioner and action commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements. .  Dated, this 26th dav of Julv, A. D. 1SC-2, at, Nelson.  E.  H.  HUGHES,  DAVID  POUTER,  GEORGE W  By Joseph Hethington Bowes,  Agent for said applicants.  HUGHES.  DISSOLUTION   OF. COPARTNERSHIP..  The copartnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Deianey ���������&  Corning, carrying on business as hotel keepers at Nelson,  B.C., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the firm are payable to Corning & Clement,  who will discharge all liabilities.  Nelson, B. C, August 3rd, 1892.  Witness:  Isaac Holden.  .JAMES DELANEY,  E. C.  CORNING.  APPLICATION   FOR   GROWN . GRANT,  Notice is hereby given that S. S. Bailey and William  Alperson have riled the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  "Dellie," situate in the Ainsworth mining division, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their obi ections within 60 days of publication.  NT   FITZSTUBBS  Nelson, B.C., July 13th, 1892. Gold commissioner.  Just arrived at Jas. McDonald & Co's, consignment of  miners' cots and camp stoves.  ������AB������JTA!L (ail paid up), $83,000,000  IS EST;      .... <>, 000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,.. President  Hon. GEO. A. D.RUMMOND, Vice-President   Gcneral Manager  E. S. CLOUSTON,..  Nelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  'Branches in London  (England), New York and   Chicago  , and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated't>3* Royal Charter, 1862.)  -$3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITA Ei (i������jiM up),' ������000,000.  (With power to increase.)  KESEflfcVE fiim'EP,   ������������20,000^'  .  Victoria, B.C., San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Orcgou,  ,Ne\vW( stminster,B.C.,   Seattle,'Washington,  Nanaimo, B.C, Tacoma, AVashingtoii.  Kamloops, Bl C."  HEAD OFFICE:  00 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS &AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; ancl  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED 'STATES���������Agents .Bank of Montreal, New Yoi-k;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAYINGS  DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of -1 per cent per annum will be allowed  ,  on all time deposits at present.  ,���������  REAL  m  Qam  AND  T.  Office:   West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  H. ASHBY, Manager.  To Miners and Prospectors  MY NEW  "MINER'S    GU  j?  Expressly built for the  Kootenay Country, is admirably  adapted for the use of miners and prospectors.    It  is light in weight and shoots either ball  or shot equally  well.  My ANNUAL CATALOGUE   is just out and  will be  mailed to any address on application.  My Stock is Very Large and Complete.  Charles E. Tisdall,  ft*Tre������t*-F*WB7flg^ w L\ii&srrwpeirr*?xtt!.'' w  *  I  I?  6  THE  MINEB:    iniLSOItf,  B.   0.,   SATHBDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 3,  1892.  .CfitEAM  ,OF 'THE '���������'������������������WOIfclD'S' NEWS.  John B lack stone sold tlie site of tlie city of  Boston for #150 in 1635.  T.he.    French.- forces' have   begun   hostilities  against  the  Dahoineyans'.  Locusts have invaded the province1 of Buenos  Ayres, in the 'Argentine, and. are doing great  damage tci crops. ',.���������'���������.  Tlie Congo state forces at Benakamba have  been annihilated and commander Hbdister tortured and beheaded.  V '��������� '������������������.''  /England's imports for July, coin pared with a  year ago, increased $835,00*0,������������������ and her exports  decreased $1,240,000.  The uprising of the Arabs in Congo state is  said to be in obedience to a proclamation of  "holy war"-from Mecca.  The census of India, just completed, shows  that country to have a population of 280,000,000,  a gain of 11 per cent over 1881.  United St a tea miiiisteiv Patrick Egan has an-  n on need to the foreign office at Valparaiso that  he intends to leave Chili by the end of the present hi o nth.  The earth on which the depot of the New Orleans, Fort. Jackson & Grand Isle railroad at  New Orleans was constructed has caved'in, ancl  the buildings were a total wreck. The loss will  reach $30,000.  A new series of postage stamps, in commemoration of the discovery of America, will soon be  issued. They will bear various' designs, all,  11 owe ve i', rep rese n ti ng a h i s t oric character o r  some incident in, the life of Christopher Columbus.  The total immigration to the United States in  the year ended June 30, 1892, amounted to..619,-  . 320 souls. This large foreign influx' has been  twice exceeded. In 1881 the numher of irnmi-  grants was 639.431 and in 1882 the figure rose to  788,992.      ���������;-,.*���������  Reports from Buenos Ayres state that;in consequence of the hostile spirit in congress and  the threat to impeach him, president Pellegiini  has resigned, and congress has asked 1 he president-elect, Laensepna to assume the functions  of the office.  When    lieutenant   Baker   suggested   to   the  Krnpp representative-   that his gun   be. left on  the trucks,  Herr Lauter said  it would   depend  altogether on  whether thev had theii* own car  or were compelled to use one  manufactured in  this country,    A special  track   will have to be  laid on the grounds on  which   to   haul the gun.  A heavy foundation  will also  have to   be prepared on which  the gun  can  stand,    In speaking of the. matter, yesterday,  lieutenant Baker  said:    "Our biggest guns are about 45 feet in  length.    The Krnpp gun will be, I think, ..about  87 feet long.    If it   were fired  on the lake front  the concussion would be so great that it would  shatter nearly all the window glass in Chicago.  . It   would   carry a bail from  the lake front  up  over the house, tops of Evanston,  a distance of  15 or 18 miles.    Its initial   velocity is 4500 feet  pei- second."'  The gun will be shipped to America  by   a special   steamship   and transferred to  Chicago  from   the  seaboard   by cars made expressly for it.  Tine Fasuoass .32;i2cyoifi.  The  famous smuggling schooner Halcyon  is  out upon the ocean   with 2,500 pounds of opium  and 60 Chinese aboard.    The  destination of the  vessel is  some point   within  the United  States  where contraband cargo can be secretly landed.  The Halcyon left Victoria, late in the afternoon  of August 24, and sailed down the straits to the  Pacific ocean. The tug Wanderer came up from  Cape  Flattery last, night and she reports that  the schooner had crossed her' bow at a distance  of  half a mile.    The smuggler gave the tug a  a  wide   berth,   and   kept   well   over  in   British  waters.    Agents  of  the   treasury   department,  who   have   been  watching the Halcyon in Victoria for several days, have notified the authorities in Washington.    They furnished full particulars of the cargo.    An attempt will probably  be made to land the opium and Chinese at same  desolate and sparsely settled point on the Oregon or California coast.    The crew is well pro  vided with arms and aiiiunition, so the report  says. The value of the opium aboard the boat  at present is about-$30,000. The amount paid  for smuggling Chinese into the United States is  $50 per head. If the cruise is successful, the  profit realized will not be less than $10,000. Officers along the coast have been notified to watch  for and intercept the Halcyon.  The Leper Colony.  Dr. Milne of Victoria, who visited the leper  station at Darcy island a few days ago, reports  that the unfortunates there are as comfortably  off as could be expected. Tliey are all Chinamen. They have -a large piece of ground under  cultivation, in which are planted turnips, beets^  cabbage, potatoes, lettuce and other such articles.    They have   about   70   chickens   and   9  young pigs, all their own 'raising this season.  There is no change to note so far as the disease  is concerned, except that in two. cases it is making rather rapid progress. One of the Victoria  Chinamen has developed lung trouble, and is  not likely to live long. The other is the Chinaman who came from New York, and is known  as the Vancouver Chinaman. ���������  'ilk ;      I  NEATL\  r  AND  QUICKLY  EXECUTED  AT    THE  MORTGAGE   SALE.  Notice is hereby given that under ancl by virtue of a  power of sale, contained in a certain registered mortgage  made by Leopold Walter to the vendors, default having  been made in payment thereof, tenders will be received by  the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon on Wednesday, the  11th day of [September, lSt)2, for the purchase of the "Nelson Brewery, ' comprising 2 frame buildings, tubs, casks,  and other stock in trade and appliances. This property is  ��������� well situated in the rising town of Nelson and is the only  brewery in the neighborhood. For further particulars apply to GORBOULI),' McCOLL & CO.,  Dated, 19th August, 1S92.     Vendors solicitors, Nelson.  ' [   APPLICATION'   FOR-CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent  for A. W. McOune has iiled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the "Black Bird," situate in the Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within GO days from date of publication.  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 11-th, A.D. 1SF-2.    Gold commissioner.  PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant-governor has been pleased to  make the following appointments: July 1st, 1S92.���������George  Goldic, esquire, to be mining* recorder, to reside at Windermere, in the East Kootenay district. August loth,  1892.���������James Fergusson Armstrong, of Golden, esquire, to  be a justice of the peace for and within the countj7 of  Kootenay.  SITUATION   WANTED.  Bookkeeper,   12   years   experience,   thoroughly   understands bookkeeping in all its branches, capable of taking-  charge of office work.   Apply Miner office.  House on Silica si reet.    Rent ������15 per month.  Ashby, next Bank of B. C.  Apply  H.  An assayer's outfit and labaratory complete in all its details with office fittings. Apply to Mrs. G. E. R. Ellis,  Nelson, B.C.  JOHN JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  Finest wines, Liquors and Cigars in the Market at the Bar  THE DINING   ROOM   IS    UNDER   THE   SUPERVISION    OF   AN  EXPERIENCED  CHEF  Special  Attention to  Miners.,  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  SLOGAN OKOSSDTGr.  PROPRIETOR.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  1 he bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  EEADQUABTEBS for MUBBAY & MATHES0FS  ���������-'PAGE'TRAIN".  THE  Tif  yj HOTEL,  SLOGAN   CITY,  MULVEY   & ' CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  '     WL������ES,   LIQUOKS  and  CIG-ARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  THE  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  n   i  ������\>������  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Glass  Accommodations for Travelers.     Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald  Bros.  Proprietors.  Is now opened at the  TEL    VICTORIA,  VICTORIA   ST.,  NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  JOHN   GURN.  HOTEL,   IKT^SILO-  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  AKCIIIE   FJLETCISEIS, Proprietor and Manager.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LSCEMSE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply at the next  sitting of the licensing board for a hotel license to sell  liquor at Kaslo, B.C. ANDREW REVSBECH.  Nelson, 8th August, 1S92.  & R  n  *��������� >  l!  THE  MOTES:    rTELSOxT,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEB 3,  1892.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B.C.  Telephone 13.  FIBST-OLASS   IN   EVEBY   BESPEOT.  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-BOOM IS.STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGAKS  AND THE .'FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUOKS.   ,  PROPRIETORS  zB-A-isriEie,   steeet  Private Boxes for Ladies  W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietor.  TTTTn  ZETTZROzeinL^iN" ^>T-,j������i$r-  M. J. BEOWN  PROPRIETOR.  The above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.   The table is one of the  best in the the town.   The bar keeps the  finest brands of liquors and cigars.  NELSON.  Hot  and  cold water;  electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  HOTEL  VI���������TOKIA   STREET,   NELSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS & REVSBECH, Proprietors.  GOLD    MINING   ON   THE ' FRASER.''  Reports from the neighborhood of Lytton  seem to indicate that something like the revival  of the historic period known as the "Fraser  river excitement," may be anticipated before  long. At a, point about.3 miles north of Lytton,  is likely to be the first scene of hydraulic mining on a considerable scale. At the place mentioned, is situated the Van Winkle bar, where  300 miners, between 1860 and 1863, took out immense amounts of gold. From time to time the  ground has been worked over by Chinamen,  who have reported to have made on an average  $2 a day with their crude ".methods and a scanty  supply of water.  For more than a year past messrs. de Wolfe &  Munroe of Vancouver, have had men out prospecting for the most eligible sites for hydraulic  operations.     Among   several   locations   which  they finally selected as appearing likely to yield/  good results was the old Van Winkle bar, about  3 miles north of Lytton, on  the Fraser river.  The banks rise in a series of steps or benches,  the distance  between   the levels, being on  an  average about 150 feet.    The facilities for bringing water for the  hydraulic  appliances  from  various creeks are excellent, while the situation  is not unfavorable for the disposal of the tailings, or dump.    In order to get as much information  as  possible  before   actually   incurring  large expenditure the syndicate, which messrs.  de Wolfe & Munro have interested in the matter, had 4shafts sunkcand 2 cuts made to test  the gravel and ascertain that  the gold-bearing  deposit was of considerable area.   It is said that  the results ascertained by means of this experimental work were very satisfactory, and that a  mr. Hobson, a well-known mining expert from  California; who examined the property about 2  months ago, spoke in the highest terms of it.  Two  weeks ago he made a second inspection  and suggested that a deep cut should be made  on the second bench.    This was done under his  directions, and, as was anticipated would be the  case,   the  old channel of the Fraser river was  discovered.  From   other reports which have come down  from Lytton it is believed that the gravel will  prove as rich as any found in Cariboo.    Water  is on the ground from Last  Chance creek, the  syndicate  having acquired  the  old ditch  and  water rights and widened it, so  that they will  have between 1000 and 2000 inches of water with  a head of 400 feet.    The ditch is about a mile  and a half long, and from the pen-stock there  ���������will be 3000 feet of 17-inch pipe, for the present  fitted with a No. 6 Giant with a 7-inch outlet.  This will be sufficient to put through from 5000  to 8000 yards a day, according to the condition  and quality of the gravel.    It is expected work  will be actually commenced in October.  The syndicate own about 650 acres, extending  for about 2 miles along the river. The second  bench is about 160 feet above high water mark  and the third bench about the same elevation  above the second. It is believed by some persons that the mother deposit of the gold which  has been taken out in the past will be found in  the third bench. Should that theory prove correct the syndicate have a bonanza.  Empty Room Towns.  There are 20 well built towns in Kansas without a single inhabitant to waken the echoes of  their deserted streets. Saratoga has a $30,000  opera house, a large brick hotel, a $20,000 school-  house and a number of fine business houses, yet  there is nobody even to claim a place to sleep.  At Fargo a $20,000 schoolhouse stands on the  side of the hill, a monument to the bond voting  craze. A herder and his family constitute the  sole population of what was once an incorporated city. This is a sad commentary on unhealthy booms. Those Kansas towns, like Wichita, advertised themselves as phenomenal  boom cities. For a while "everything was  lovely and the goose honked high," but at last  dry rot took hold on the boom towns and killed  them.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.       THOMAS   MADDEN  NELSON,  B.  O. Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage  cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  TH OS      TABLE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH   THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  "    NELSON, B. ���������.-���������'  PROPRIETOR,  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 tlie mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  THE   DB^IR,  is stocked with ail brands of liquors and cigars.  East, Raker Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and tlie bed-rooms are newly furnished.  Ill ALONE   <*   TRBiGBLLBJS PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   R. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  Good TaMe;   Good Beds;   Bffyas- Close Liquors.  nsaae-ui^-uuafuijwiji^^^  *au**MttUjjbUU^iJiB*ui^^  mMMmmMM������������������ ,im^MMMMLMMm-,.������.U.lU>M.,l I  MBMiiWM������MiiMi)]Uui4)iuuaM������.'mma I**?   :  hi i  r,  J*  **��������� ���������  111  !i!  'Hi  if ?  !)  lit  P  if  I  Is'!  1  If ||  I- F  Is-',  8  THE  MIKEK:    NELSON,   B.   0.*   SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 3,  1892.  gtttftciw&a&j  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every':Department, and the nubiic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect Goods  ;,.-.-, and compare Prices.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East ITernon  TT1Lt  ,    VJ.  LOCAL. -ANB   PERSONAL*'  R. H. Cavill was up on Toad mountain on  Wednesday.  Mr, Jowett returned to Nelson on Monday-  after a short visit to the coast. He reports business very cjuiet, but steady.  B. H. Lee, the Kaslo correspondent of The  Miner, was in town Thursday on business connected with the Kaslo wagon road.  John Hirsch leaves tonight on a survey to  Goat river. He expects to be absent for a fortnight or so.    Look out for the Indians, John.  The last -dramatic, performance has been considered so;great a success that, preparations are  being .made to give another show towards the  end of this month. ,     ���������������������������  The LaBau-Van Ness bottling'works are now  nearing completion, and there is a carload of  first rate beer in the'.-cellar. In a few weeks the  works will be running.  Messrs. Perry, Grey & Davys are sending out  a surveying party. to Goat riser, to survey timber limits, ������o night, and the. week following will  have a party on Duncan river.  The drying kiln of the Nelson sawmill company is now in working order, andon Monday  last the first kiln-fail of lumber was put through,  when some of Nelson's foremost citizens indulged in the luxury of a Turkish bath.  Mr. 01 ute has taken the measurements necessary to enable the steamer Ainsworth to be  registered.' The owner of this boat is by no  means sitting down, waiting for developments,  but is using every means in his power to insure  the boat running before long.  Captain Fitzstubbs and A. E. Hodgins returned from Nakusp on Thursday. After a.  careful examination of the trail it has been decided to commence work right away on the  wagon road. This will be good news for those  owning mines in Slocan, who intend to make  shipments of ore, as this road will afford an easy  and cheap route to Canadian sinciters.  The-Slocan  Trailing' ������&  ft'avi&aXaosi.  Cosiapany.  The first general meeting of the shareholders  of the Slocan Trading <fc Navigation Company  was held at Nelson on Tuesday.    The company  was incorporated last winter, and of its $25,000  authorized capital $6000 has been paid in and  expended in the building of a. steam boat-to-ply"  on Slocan lake. The hull of a 60-foot propellor  was completed early in the summer, but through  the failure of the John Doty Engine Company  of Toronto the machinery, which was contracted  to be delivered in April, was not all shipped  from Toronto iintil lat.c in August. This delay  has been a most expensive one on the company,  the loss on the business that could' have been  done amounting to fully hail the cost of the  boat. The shareholders���������all of whom do business at Nelson and New Denver���������decided to  put the machinery in the boat at once, and it  will he running within a month if no more mishaps occur. "When completed the boat will  have cost nearly $10-000. The shareholders^  elected J. Fred Hume, John H. Cook, William  ���������McKinnon, James Deianey, and John Houston  "directors, for the ensuing year. The directors  elected J. Fred: Hume president, James Deianey  vice-president, and jWilliam McKinnon ���������secretary-treasurer...-.'        ;  e'  The FsiraMe ������r 3;2ac ������>easa������^ea?.  Now   it   came   to ypass   that  behold  a  man  journeyed from a far country.    And after many  days  he  came  to  the city   of  Kas Do, a place  builded  by the waters of Koot Enay.    And  he  abode  there many  clays.    And  they say unto  him, How goeth the matter ? And he answered  and said, I am an hungered. Neither purse nor  scrip have .1. Then asked he for beans, and  they gave him a pickaxe. And it. came to pass  'on the third day that behold he came out from  the camp of Kas with his clothes rent and earth  upon his head. And so it was that he came to  Nels On, a place that aboundeth in metals, even  as Ophir. And it came to pass that he took a  pen and wrote therewith the name of a stranger  and a Kasloite.  Then coineth to him the chief justice of the  place and sayeth, Wherefore hast thou done  this thing? And he answered and said, I will  not beg, to work I am ashamed. And they cast  him into prison. And he winketh his eye privily and sayeth, Let up for a moment, I pray  thee, let  up, and   peradventure  will  I   escape.  And they let up, and he girded up his loins and  ��������� ������at-  ������������������' -".���������'.'"'-'.'.'.. ,   ������������������-  And they lamented over him with this lam en-:  tat ion: . -      . '":;" ���������;<������������������ :  Lo he that was with us has fled from out  our gate. Tell it not in Kas. Publish it not on  the page of The Miner, lest the Hoo Dlum rejoice ���������  that the way of the wrong-doer triumph. We  are distressed for thee, our brother le Wis. Our  love for thee was wonderful, and we would have  had thee sojourn among us. Thou wert swifter  than an eagle, thou wert stronger than a lion.  When there was none to see "thee thou gottest,  inasmuch as thou haddest no leg-iron.  'DISSOLUTION; OF. COPARTNERS Hi S-V^  Notice is hereby given that  the partnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between the undersigned, under  the firm name of Reiuonald���������'& Skinner, carrying on business as contractors and builders at Ainsworth, has been  this day disolved by mutual consent.  R. REIUONALD.  August 25, 1892. W. A. SKINNER.  CROWN .GRANT   APPLICATJON.;       ;   ���������  Notice is hereby given that 00 days from date I intend to  .apply for a crown grant to the mineral claim known as  the Minnie, situate to the south of the Kpotenay Bonanza  claim, Toad Mountain.   Copies of the field, notes and plat  can be seen at the government agent's ofrice, Nelson.,  August 23, 1892. JOHN McDONALD.  .    NOTICE.-^ ���������,'   ^  Mah Sam, who runs the Vernon street laundry, and who  isabout. to leave for China, has disposed of his business to  Mali Sam Lunde.  August. 29, 1892.  A-little farm well tilled and Aldiborontiphoscophornio  Chrononhotothologos can be obtained at turner Bros'  new music and stationery store for the moderate price of  10 cents. ,:���������".  W.  J.   WILSON.  w. perdue.  PROPRIETORS  OF  ffELSOff AND AINSW0ETE.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Nelson   4HSi������e   iUMl   Mas'&et,   11   Knst.   ISaltei-   Street.  Ainsvroa-th   Market,, SpR*ag'������c   Street.  ZDZE-A-ILIEIRS    IlsT  >.&>*SIIV*TF-y>*V^>rt   ;    -I���������ff^-Sf^  ^������������������^/.:���������n^wra^^T3^gTJI^TSl^^^'^'^"^^  I  m  sMMM-MHawymi-iuK-m^

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