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 ?!*���������  HOT  NEWS.  ���������'������-  NUMBER 27.  AINSWORTH,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 16,  1892.  TEN CENTS.  a\  a<t to  Kwatnt:  jiimm;  imktsi:ukiiii������k.  1. This  Art  may  be  cited as  the "Mining  Partnership Act."  2. This Act shall extend and apply only to  partnerships formed or to be formed for mining  purposes (hereinafter termed "mining partnerships"), and in the construction and interpretation of this Act the wort Is "mining purposes"  shall include the purpose of locating and recording claims or mines under the mining laws for  the time being in force, or of. purchasing or  otherwise acquiring the same or any interest  therein, or of working the same; and the word  "working11 shall include the developing the same,  and also the obtaining thereout any precious or  other metal (other than coal) by any mode or  method whatsoever, whereby the soil or earth,  or any rock or stone, may be disturbed, removed,  carted, carried, washed, sifted, smelted, refined,  crushed, or otherwise dealt with for the. purpose  of obtaining such metal: Provided, however,  that when a mine is held as real estate, the  owners thereof shall not be deemed to be partners until they proceed actually to work the  same.  X Every mining partnership shall be governed by the provisions hereof, except in so far  as the same, or anv of them, mav in any case be  repugnant to or inconsistent with the express  provisions of written articles of partnership, or  other agreement in writing. No such article or  other agreement shall, however, in any way  affect the dealings between partners and third  parties, unless and until- the same shall have  been recorded with the mining recorder.  4rfi Nothing herein contained,jsh'all" affect the  terms of any agreement'foi a partnership into  which parties may have entered previous to (he  recording of a claim or claims, or their rights  under such agreement, or make an express agreement to become partners or to share the profits  and losses of mining necessary to the formation  or the existence of a mining partnership, but  any such partnership may be formed with such  incidents, and evidenced by such actions of the  parties and customs of miners, as would heretofore suffice.  5. A mining partnership shall, for the pur-  loses of the application 1 hereto of the provisions  lereof, be constituted when a claim or claims is  or are recorded in the names of two or more,  and the co-holding of a. claim or claims heretofore or hereafter recorded shall constitute the co-  holders partners: Provided, that the1 terms of  this sect ion may be excluded bv a recorded wilt-  ten agreement bet ween the parties.  ().    A mining partnership shall, unless sooner   i  .dissolved   by   operation   of  law   or act of  the   j  parties, be "deemed  to exist., for'the whole time   !  during-which a-claim- or claims is or are recorded J  in file ..names of two or more. j  7.    A mining -partnership shall not be dissolved   j  by the sale, assignment, or '.other 'disposition' by   !  a part ner of his share* in the part nership, nor by   I  the.death," bankruptcy;' insolvency, or general   j  assignment for the benefit- of creditors, nor by   \  the lunacy or other disability of a partner.'   In   )  any  such   case,   the  person '.upon, whom   such   j  share,  or any  port ion  thereof/shall legally do-   !  '���������volvtrsha.il become-a. member of the partnership,  and ent it led to its ���������benefits .and liable to its bur-   ;  dens in respect of ..and in proport ion to t he share,   I  or portion'.! hereof, which-in any stub case shall   !  heroine vested  in him. and subject as respects a   I  purchaser,   to   the 'provisions   hereinafter   eon-   j  tained.- j  S.    A ���������member of a mining partnership shall be   j  ���������deemed to have ceased to be a partner from the   !  ��������� time of filing'in f he oHieeof the mining recorder  a notice of abandonment of his share or interest  in the partnership, or of the dissolution of the  partnership between himself and his -copartner  or copartners.  0. Not withstanding anything in the "Mineral  Act, ISM." the "Placer Mining Act, 1X01,"or any  other Act contained, a. mining partnership may  locate and record in t he. partnership name, or in  the .joint names of-the partners, as many mineral  claims .on the same vein or lode, or twice as  many placer'claims in the same1 locality, (but sb  that not more than oneTialf of such placer  claims shall be creek claims) as there are members in the partnership. The name of every  partner, the number of every free miner's certificate, and the partnership name shall appear  on such record.  10. Ne free miner, being a member of a mining partnership holding by right of location a  claim or claims, shall be entitled to hold by right  of location, in his own name or as a member of  another partnership, any intei est in any other  claim on the vein or lode on which, or in any  other placer claim in the locality in which, such  partnership claim or claims is or are situate.  11. Should any part ner cea-e to be the lawful  holder of a free miner's certificate, such failure  shall not cause a forfeiture of any one of the  partnership claims, provided there be at least  one partner who possesses a valid existing free  | miner's certificate; but the share of the partner  j so in default shall become the property of the  ! remaining partner or partners in the proportion  | of their several interests in the mine.  I l2i The claim or claims held by partners in  { mining, whether purchased with partnership  ! funds or acquiied by lease, location, and record,  ! or otherwise, together with all tunnels, ditches,  ; flumes, pipes, canals,, aqueducts, water rights,  ] mill-sites, machinery, tools, and all other things  ' belonging thereto, or used in the working there-  of. shall he partnership property.  13. f Each member of a mining partnership  shall share in the profits and losses thereof in  the proportion which the interest or share he  owns in the partnership property bears to the  whole capital of the partnership, or-the whole  number of shares into which the same is divided.  11. Each member of a mining partnership  shall have authority to bind the partnership by  dealings on credit "for the purpose of working  the claim or claims, provided such dealings appear to be necessary, and are usual in the conduct of such business; hut no member, manager,  superintendent, orother agent thereof shall have  power-to bind the partnership by borrowing  money, or drawing, accepting, endorsing, making, or otherwise dealing with bills of exchange,  promissory notes, or other negotiable instruments in the name of the partnership, without  express authority from the members thereof.  15. Each member of a mining partnership  sha:l have4 a specific lien on the partnership  property for all debts and liabilities owing and  incurred by the partnership, and for all advances  in monev or money's worth made by him for the  ��������� ��������� ���������  use of the partnership.  10. Any member of a mining partnership may  without the consent of his copartner or copartners, contract for the sale of, and may sell, transfer, assign, or otherwise dispose of, in whole or  in part, to a third party, or to a copartner, his  interest in the partnership property and assets,  but such partner, personally, and also his interest so dealt, with as aforesaid, shall remain liable  for all debts or liabilities of the partnership contracted or.incurred before the recording of such  ���������contract, sale, transfer,' assignment,' or other  disposition.  17. A purchaser of an interest in a mining  .pari heirship-shall take and hold such interest  subject to any lien or liens in favor of the.remaining part ner or partners for all debts due to  creditors thereof, and for all advances in money  or money's Worth made for the benefit of the  part nership.  IX. -Tht������ decision of the. partners holding a  majority in interest present at a duly summoned  and regularly constituted meeting shall bind the  partnership in the conduct of its business: and  at every such meeting each partner shall be entitled to such number of votes as shall bear to  the aggregate number of the votes to-which the  whole of the partners may be entitled the same  proportion which his share or interest in the  partnership property bears to the capital of the  partnership, or to the whole-number'of shares  into which the same is divided.  19. The votes of partners may be given either  personally or by proxy. The instrument appointing *'a proxy shall*he in writing under the  hand of the appointed, and attested by at least  one witness, but no particular form of proxy  shall be necessary. Proxies may be either  special or general. A special proxy shall be  valid only for the matters and the time specified  theiein; a general proxy shall be valid until  cancelled.  20. Every mining partnership may decide  when, for what time, and in what manner to  work the partnership claim or claims, and may  determine the number of men to be employed,  the amount to be levied by assessment to defray  the partnership expenses* and the manner and  times of levying such assessments: Provided  that no assessment shall be levied while any  portion exceeding twenty-five per cent of any  previous assessment shall remain unpaid, except  where the powers vested in the partnership by  this Act for the collection of such previous^  assessment shall have been exhausted: Provided, further, that the assessments levied on  any partner may he paid, in whole or in part,'  by work on the claim or claims, so long as such  work shall be satisfactory to the partnership,  and that in case of any disagreement in connection with such work, the same may be deter--  mined in a summary manner by the court hav-'  ing jurisdiction in mining disputes.  21. At least 80 days' notice shall be given, of  the amount and time of payment of each assessment. -  22. Upon the failure of any partner to contribute his proportion of the annual expenditure c  required by the mining laws for the time being"  in force,'or to pay the assessment or assessments ���������"  levied upon him, his interest in*the partnership  property may be sold by the partnership for Xh4:  payment of the debt, and any further assessment"  which may have become payable/on or before  the day of sale,  together with all costs and;  charges occasioned by his failure as aforesaid!/  Notice of any intended sale shallbe posted for'  30 clear days before the day of sale in a conspicuous place on the. mining property, and also on  the court house or mining ieeorder's office nearest thereto, and shall be served on the defaulter  personally, or left at or sent by post addressed  to  his last  known   place of abode; and if the  partner so in default shall be without the province, such notice shall be posted as aforesaid for  (50 clear days before the day of sale, and a copy  thereof shall  be published once a week for 8  weeks in a newspaper circulating in the district  in which such mining property is situate, and a  copy of the first issue of such newspaper containing such notice shall he posted to his last  known address.    Such sale may be conducted by  the sheriff or any constable or auctioneer, and  shall be by public auction to the highest bidder.  The bill or sale executed by the officer selling  shall be prima facie evidence of his authority to  sell, and of the ieguiarity of all proceedings up  to and including ^ale-arid shall confer on the  purchaser snot title as  the owner had.   Any  surplus remaining after the satisfaction of the  debt and charges as aforesaid shall be paid over  to the defaulting partner.  \'.'./':Vv:^';'':v\ ���������  LIMITED LIABILITY.  23. Any mining partnership which may desire to limit the liability of its several members  shall comply with the requirements following,  that is to say :  (1.) Shall" hie with the mining recorder a  statement .-.containing the name of the partnership,  with the addition thereto of the  "-words-"'.Limited; Liability;" the location and  size of every partnership claim, and the particular interest of each partner. The said  statement shall be verified by the statutory  declaration of at least'two partners:  (2.) Shall place upon a conspicuous part of  every...such claim, in large letters, the name  of the partnership, followed by the" words  "Limited Liability."  24. After such requirements-shall have been  complied with, the wotds "Limited Liability"  shall form part-, of the partnership name; and  no partner shall be liable for-'any debts or liabilities of the partnership contracted or incurred  thereafter and during its continuance.as a lim-  -   '?.  51  mi  I  ' - $  ,!������|  1    XV     't  -.' ,,?,.Vu^  ������ .V'    u  If        Jl?*t ^  , r   "   *n   *'  -*1  v> 1 2  HOT SPRINGS NEWS:   AINSWORTH, B. C, MARCH 16, 1892.  SaVf >   j',^  w ���������> i  -   <r  i  U  ill,  &;   ���������  f#a .f  ftV  I?  ited liability partnership, 'beyond an  amount  proportioned to his interest in the same.  25. Every such partnership shall appoint a  manager, by and in whose name it may sue or  be sued and may defencITn any action'���������; and no  action or suit at law or in equit^jsliall be brought',  against any member of such partnership for  any debts contracted fot: or by the partnership,  unless such member shall be the manager there-  pf: Provided, that nothing in this sect ion contained shall be deemed to apply to any particular contract which shall have been authorized  by the person to be charged therewith.  A notice  ���������01 every such appointment of manager shall be  filed in the office of the mining recorder.  26. All contracts within the scope of his authority, made by the manager for the time being  for the purposes of the partnership, shall be  binding upon the partnership and upon the assets  thereof, and such assets may be seized aud sold  in any action against such manager for any debt  incurred by him on behalf of the partnership.  27. The death, removal, or resignation of such  manager shall not abate such action .or proceeding, but the same may be continued and prosecuted ill the name of the next succeeding man-  r ager for the time being of the partnership. And  if such partnership shall neglect or fail to appoint such succeeding manager, then such action  or proceeding may be continued and prosecuted  in the name of the partnership.  28. Every such partnership shall keep a correct account of its assets and liabilities, together  with the names of the partners, and the interest  held by each in the parr nership, andshall within  the first three days of each and every month,  prepare a balance sheet, showing (inter alia) the  names of the creditors thereof on the last day  of the month immediately proceeding, and the  amount due to each creditor, and shall file the  same among the papers of the partnership; and  such balance sheet, and all books on account arid  jit'her. books of the partnership, shall be open to  the inspection of creditors at,, all reasonable  hours.  : 29. No such part nership shall declare any dividend or make out of its profits any payment or  advance of money to a partner while any part of  its debts or liabilities remains unpaid or undischarged.  80. Should any such partnership make default  in compliance with any of the provisions of this  part of the Act, it shall, from the time of such  default, cease to be a limited liability partnership.  THE HOT SPRINGS NEWS JS PUBLISHED ON IVED-  nesdays, and will ������������������ be mailed to subscribers at the following  rates, payable in advance: One year $4, six months $2.50,  three months $1.50. Advertising rates given on application."  A'o communication or letter over an anonymous signature  will be printed. HOUSTON ���������&= INK, Proprietors.  at spring  o  ������-.  MAKE   YOUR ASSESSMENT   WORK   COUNT.  The following,'clipped from a Montana paper,  contains a few good points, but we hardly agree  with the  opinions  expressed.    We know  of a  good   many  prospectors ��������� in   the camps  of  the  Kootenay Lake country, who, when they do assessment work, try to make it count for developing their properties.    The  Montana  paper says  that those who have mining locations should be  eonipelled to work  them,-get a patent, or give  them  up to persons who would make an effort  at development.   We'can't agree* in this respect.  We believe that the mining laws can't be made  too lenient for the prospector, for if it were not  for him  how  many mines  would be discovered  today?    And so far as patenting-is'concerned,  that  don't  help the. matter,��������� for thousands.Of  cla ims in the Unit ed St a tes .1 ie idle.    Folh> wing  is what the Montana paper says:  "There are hundreds, possibly a thousand per-  " sons, in Montana who have no permanent  " abiding place nor enough of clothing to protect.  " them from the blasts of winter, yet each and  " every one of them have from five .to twenty-  "five prospects, in as many camps, that  they  have  owned  from one.-to fifteen years.  .<  " Many of these prospects contain  good ore,  44 but the limited amount of development on  44 them precludes the possibility of any mining  44 investor taking hold of 'them.    Occasionally a  *4 man will come along who thinks he sees in one  44 of these* prospects enough to base the belief  44 that he can develop it into a mine, and decides  44 to make the attempt.    He finds the owner and  44 asks the price.   One hundred  thousand dol-  44 lars, says he.    The capitalist goes away dis-  44 gusted and the owner, who cannot show ten  44 dollars' worth of ore who has not spent ten  44 dollars in development work, sits down and  44 waits for a sucker.    Of course he does not find  " a nian green enough to pay an unieasonable  44 sum for a mere prospect aud as soon as-the  44 snow covers the ground he begins to "repre-  44 sent."   By continuing the shaft  or tunnel?  " Very rarely.    He picks around for an hour or  44 two trying to find a place where the lead crops  44 out where the ground is softer.    He continues  44 this for three or four days and declares that  *��������� he has  represented-its the  law directs.     He  " continues  this from   vear to  vear and then  44 complains thajb no  buyer is found.    He will  44 continue this course until he fills a pauper's  '* grave.    The time and labor thus expended is  44 worse than thrown away, for lie kuowns no  more about his mjme at the end of the year  than in the beginning.    Had he expended even  44 a few days time each year in systematic (level-'  44 opment he would have dug out the few pounds  44 of ore iu sight or demonstrated the fact that  44 he   had   a mine���������hence something   to   sell.  " Those who have mining locations should be  44 compelled to work them, get a patent, or give  44 them up to those who would make an effort at  44 development. There would be millions of dol-  44 lars of money spent in purchasing of mines  44 every year if the holders of prospects would  "show up what they have or be more liberal  44 towards the would-be purchaser."  THE   MINING   PARTNERSHIP   ACT.  In this issue of The News is printed the text  of "An Act to 'Regu'late/.-Miiiing-'Partnei'ships"..  introduced iii'the assembly by attorney-general  Davie. It is well enough in its way; but its way  is not what was wanted by miners and prospectors. There is no great necessity for a special act  to regulate mining partnerships, more than for  a special act to regulate black smithing .or saw-  niiliing partnerships. All that was needed  was a clause in the Mineral Act making the  recording of all prospecting agreements obligatory, to the end that prospectors could  not be subjected to vexatious lawsuits by  parties laying-'claim .-to'' a share of their finds  because of furnishing grub stakes. The grubs-taker would also be protected, because1, before  furnishing .-'prospector's supplies, he would see to  it ..that articles of agreement protect *mg his interests we're first placed on record.   Sect ion 1 1 of  the act is dangerous, for no-sensible-business *  man will enter into a partnership under-a law  that allows each member of the partnership to'  contract debts. The whole act is -evidently'  based on lines that might .work .well in placer1  mining, but on tines that will be found unworkable in .quartz mining.  Another Tovtiisitc Speculation.  The City of Kootenay Land &- Improvement  Company has been formed at   Victoria with a  capital stock of $100,000 already subscribed. The-  provisional  directors  are dr.   Hanington, (J. A.  Keefer, and C. (i. Ballent yne.    A valuable tract  of land situated at   the  proposed southern  terminus of the  Nelson tv Fort  Sheppard   railway  and   the  northern   terminus of the'Spokane' A:'  Northern railway has been acquired, and will be  subdivided and improved,    ft is the intention to   '  proceed with  tin*- survey as soon as navigation   j  opens on the Columbia. j  one  CIEOT7ITS.  Call.  .. 1 ring  .. 2 rings  2 rings  Nelson District---(Central Office Call, 1 Long Bang.)  No.       Names of Subscribers.  t> I Nelson s&iwmill Co. (yard)   -1 Nelson Sawmill Co. (mill).     j Grizzly Bear Mine   3*[ Dandy Mine  3 rings  vSilver King Mine  4 rings  5  C. & K. Kail way depot  1 ring  X  G. A. Bigelow & Co  1 ring  10   Houston & Ink  1 ring  12   Hotel Plmir ....    1 ring  19 Carney & Barrett  1 ring  20 Hank of Montreal     1 ring  21 Silver King Hotel  1 ring  21   Applcwhaile. Allan & Co ,1 ring  27   J. Fred Hume & (*<>. (store)  1 ring  29   J. Fred Hume (residence)  1 ring  32   Wilson & Perdue ...  1 ring  30*   \V\ F. Tcetzel & Co      1 ring  38   David B. Bogle t,.. 1 ring  40   Dr. J. It. Williams  1 ring  43   International Hotel  I ring  45   Dr. K. C. Arthur  1 ring  40   Merchants' Hotel  1 ring  50   It. E. Lemon  1 ring  Ainsworth Distmot���������(Central Office Call, 2 Kings,)  Cnited Mine  .. 1 long and 2 short rings  i imucu imiuo    * "������������������K ������mi,- *������ih#il mi*)  52- Halfway House (Mrs. .Jackson) 1 long and 1 short ring  (skvline Mine  2 long,and 2 short rings  53 Club Saloon (McKay & Devlin)  1 ring  54 Ainsworth Hotel (Olson & Trenery)  1 ring  55 H. Giegerieh  !  1 ring  58   Green Brothers  1 ring  50   T. J. Lendrum (mining recorder's otliee)  1 ring  90   Brciiincr & Watson..        1 ring  BALKOCK St'BKCKIBERS.  C. 'W. Busk , 3 rings  Balfour House (It. S. Gallop)....... 1 short and 1 long rihg  Buchanan's Sawmill -1 rings  The central exchange at Nelson is in The Miner otliee  and that of Ainsworth in Green Brothers'store, whore all  |   non-subscribers should,go to send messages, as subscribers  i   are not permit led to allow noivsubscribers the use of their  telephones.   Messages for transmission by telegraph will  be sent from either of the central exchanges.   Messages  between Nelson aud Ainsworth, 50 cents; in either Nelson  or Ainsworth districts, 25 cents.   Kent of instruments $5  i   a month, payable six months in advance, and ������5 for making  j   connection vf within one mile of central exchange and $10  I   per mile if uiore than a mile distant.   Address all eone  I   munications  | KOOTENAY LAKE TELEPHONE CO., Ltd,,  ! Nelson. B. C.  11 EN 1 i Y A X l)KkRON.  SM.iry  rublir.  John L. Rktamuck.  Anderson & Retallack,  Heal Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  IVowit <.rants obtained  for Mineral  Claims.  Agents for Absentee Claim Owners.  Collections Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  Oftice in Townsite otliee. Sutton street. Ainsworth, B. C.  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEER DRUG STORE,  Al\SMOSMII.   ������. r.  'Drugs.and Medicine*'. Wall Paper, Paints and Oils.  'tobacco and Cigars. .Fishing Turkic,  Stationery, etc.  TOWN LOTS FOR SALE  AT   A'l'NSWOHTH.  2 lots corner Wright and Wharf-si reels; price $2000.  1 lot on. S-uttoh street; price $1000.  IX   NKLSON.  Lots, on Vernon, Baker, and .Silica streets.  HOCSTON &-INK.'real estate agents, Nelson.  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby- given that I intend to apply within 00  days to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase l lie following described t ract of land,  which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing  at'thc northeast corner post of ]<>t 1st, group I. thence running -to chains west along (lie northern boundary of such  lot. to its'norlh west corner post., thence 10 chains north  along t he eastern boundary of the Columbia. \' Kootenay  Kail way Company's block number 12, I hence east lOchains  more or less to the shore of Kootenay lake, thence southerly along the shore line to the point of commencement;  containing PJ0 acres more or less.  CHAHLES westlv bcsk.  Balfour, February 201 h. 1S02.  #  I  t  ���������'/.  t HOT SPRINGS NEWS:   AINSWOBTH, B. 0., MAEGH 16, 1892.  I  i  'P.".',.  t  \������Tt;s fboii   i  m:u   iiimm;  cexter.  The following rather readable sketch, was  printed in the February number of ^Minerals," a New York publication, and was evidently penned last fall, about the time the Hendryx party were negotiating for the Hall mines:  You never can tell from market and real estate  reports  whether a   western   town has its  future before it or behind it, but British Columbians take considerable stock in the new town  of Nelson.    It   is on  Kootenay lake, just where  it tapers down into its outlet, Kootenay river,  that joins the Columbia a  little  way north of  our border.    Until recently this wns thought to  be a country t hat  would pay best for ranching  and farming and a company with Uaillie-Groh-  man   at  the head   of it has been  gathering up  land aud putting on airs in a way to make itself  unpopular.    It   built a canal to join  the  headwaters of the Columbia aud Kootenay. making  an island of a tract /JOB miles long, that is traversed by the snow-capped Selkirks, and now it  is trying to drain the lake by picking the stones  out of the channel below Nelson so ns to ,give  Kootenay river more headway.    The lake may  have gone down  half an inch in consequence,  but   those  who have watched it say not.    The  object of the  Baillie-Grohman  party being  to  dry the flats along'the river between the international ttt?ttmltt?^4������������e and Kootenay lak������������ for  gardening and pasturage, it will have to'adopt  more summary measures than that for bailing  . out   the  lakes, and  until recently people have  been asking what they were going to do with  their farm produce if they raised *any.    Nelson,  however,  offers to eat  it, for Nelson   has got  about H00 people of its_ own. and keeps 14 hotels  for other people.  Sonietitnes as many as a dozen  strangers arrive there on one train and the Nel-  sonians offer   to  let theni  have corner lots at  from $3(KX) to .$5000.' . Not many takers reported  up to datel   Tim i;eas'on.for.J$eJgon���������being there  is mines, rich mines, big mines, but mostly mines  that nobody knows anything about and that are  being played with -not worked.  . If you "climb up through the bushes behind  Nelson and look toward the southeast you will  see a liberty  cap shaped peak  about 8tK)0 feet  high and about- 5 miles away looming over the  shoulder of a wooded hill.    That   is Toad  mountain, and it is probably the richest- mountain on  eart-li ���������tli4Lsj.'iche.s.t,  at ���������'.������������������least,, that   is   known.  ��������� Prospectors are scrambling- all over the Kootenay country and a good deal of pay stuff may  turn up in the next year.    On .Toadf'.mountain,  beside the Silver King, there are theGrizzly and  the   Dandy,   and  a half a  dozen   other   mines  hardly less rich.   The silver is found in combination with  copper, but there is some lead in the  neighborhood,   and   platinum   and   cobalt   are  found not far away.     Assays from   the Silver  King have shown as high as $10,80u of silver to  the ton, and that is doing as well as'could be expected.    Ail this treasure,' when it is taken out,  has got to be carried down the trail to-'Nelson,-.,  and-that-is^why Nelson is there and why it is so  self-complacent.    Some of its residents declare  that it willben San Francisco if yougive it time,  but this >eenis unlikely for t he same reason that  you cannot get a quart into a pint bottle -unless  it is a quart V>f'.'restaurant wine-or 'Coney. Island  beer.    In -..other words there is not room to.put  San   rY.mcisro -where Nelson   is.    It   looks halt  full  no\v\.fo'r.it-.h{is only a valley about  a   mile  square to grow in and if it ������������������spreads any farther it  must get iip some pretty steep stairs, and  build  the stairs,    The mountains shut   it -in on  three  sides. tlie.Kooten'ay form's a bar in front and l.fs  of no- use  to  go., across,  tin*   river because  t lie  mountain  there   is so-.s.t.*������ny a'nd-steep t hat-you  want teeth and nails to climb it.    And the prospectors-and   hunters  are raising  Ned with the  woods.'-  They have burned .off about  a ..million  dollars'-worth of  timber so   far this year, and  hills that  used  to he covered  with a growth of  beautiful forest, with trees a thousand \ eai sold  and   over a    hundred   feet    high,   are   covered  now  onlv. with   ashes and   blackened  stumps.  Many of the 'tires are set from sheer carelessness,  the men going away after cooking their breakfast without troubling'themselves to stain}) out  the embers,   the  first,  wind  that   rises, carrying-  sparks    into   the   brush.    The   prospectors,   no  doubt, set fire to the woods on purpose, in order  to  iret   at the lodges  better.    To gain ;i possible  dollar t hev destroy ten dollars.    -By day the air ���������  reeks  with   smoke and at   night the mountains'  a re out 1 i ned on a glare of red. There are severe  penalties for destroying woods,',hut nobody.goes  around enforcing them.  There are   penalties  for all kinds of wrong  doing, for that matter, some of them written,  'some of them agreed upon off hand.    No lynching has been attempted in Nelson, and in copying the immoralities of the usual frontier towns  l he place hasn't got far yet���������you can't expect a  Leadville where people wear double* peaked caps  and checks��������� but the steadier citizens point to a  row of one-storv cabins, huddled like pariahs  under the locks at the north end of the town and  say t hat they must go very shortly.    One of the  tirst decisive acts in the history of Nelson was a  wholesale banishment of gentlemen  who speculate in poker futures and ketio turns.    Said an  old (sic) resident:    "They wuz about CO crooks  here ami we give 'em 24- hours notieeto chassay.  They  weren't   ugly,  nowise, but they  wuz no  telliu' what   trouble we might get into on account of Vin and we know the place wuz better  without 'em than with.    Well, sir, soon as they  seen we meant business they sneaked���������the whole  (JO.    They aiut no towns here but this, and they  wm&n't no railroad, but in 24= hours they wuz out  of our jurisdiction.   Some others ha* come in  though, and t bey's got  to be another sneakin  match in a few nights.    The temper of tne public on this point is illustrated in a peremptory  circular,   tacked  along   the   Kootenay   trails.  Liquor   is   sold   openly,    but    there    is   little  drunkenness.    Perhaps one of the most picturesque  "jags" lately exhibited was that of one  the Hall family.    He rode into town one evening and gathering a willing party of assistants  about him proceeded to drink a hotel dry.    His  thirst gave out  before his money did, so with  the   remark,   "Tin   worth   $100,000,   and   I'm  going to spend it," he ordered unlimited beer,  ' took one sip from each bottle���������which cost him  50 cents���������-and flung the rest oO the floor.   Then  he wanted to tlirow the bottles at the tuniblerV"  and through the windows, but he and the landlord had a misunderstanding about-that and a  night of unalloyed hliss was-ended by his being  ignominiously 'dumped into bed with his boots  on.    Nelson hasasawmill and alittlesteaniboat  that is pushed up Kootenay lake to Ainsworth  by a stern-wheel; it has a bank and two or three  stores and a dressmaker and a carpenter's shop  aud a newspaper, The Miner, a "sassy" little  sheet, printed on a kick press, and a lahratory  for assays and a .real  estate dealer, too,   who  .'isn't, going iiiad with pressure of business.    A  philosopher in  a flannel shirt said:    "People,  w ho come here' usually start bind end foremost'-  to get rich.   They layout $200 on the mines and  $l(k)0 on real estate. "As the value of real estate  is .'determined entirely by the mines, it ought to  be just the other way."'Most of the people are  willing to get rich, but they are quiet about it.  Perhaps most of .them' are quiet, anyway, for  t hey have knocked around the���������.world. en<nigh to  feel the- need of a  litt le. rest.   Like every new  town, it gathers men of all sorts, and more than  one of them could  tell a story that would read  like a romance.   The justice of the peace is ah  old prospect or and hunter who has been permanently lamed by scurvy, .acquired in Alaska one  winter, when he was chasing reindeer with the  thermometer at 70������ below zero and living princi-  pal.Iv-oti. hope and scenery and invigorating atmosphere.    Another 'old' timer'has been down  the Mackenzie, clear to the Arctic, across Alaska,  into Siberia, where he was arrested as a suspicious character, and he says that he penetrated  into Tartarv where no white man had been before him, with a   band  of 200 or 300 men for a  personal  guard    all this on  prospecting  tours.  Then  there are the dear old prevaricators, the  stand-bys of-every mining camp, who tell how  much they used to be worth and how much they  are  going  to lie  worth, and after bewildering  you by  talking in six figures will allow themselves to be led up to it common  25-ceht drink, '  like mere gentlemen of'leisure.    What fish they  have caught, aud what game they have tackled!  Bears.- now, 'and. especially grizzlies: what wonders they have done with'thein !    But bears* are  realities* about Nelson.    The  woods are full  of  them.    One was killed there two rods from the.  largest  hotel, and  after a"slaughter of butchers  meat vou  can. rely on it   they are not far off.  They can 'smell a dinner as far as a tramp can.  And speaking of''tramps, the place has been  stirred up o\ era robbery--the first of its kind,  and one that Nelsonians declare would never  have happened if the United States border were  farther off.    One dark and dismal night���������on ac  count of the delay in -"'getting' the gas works  started the nights are frequently dark and dismal��������� one   of  ihose  nights   the station  agent  at the terminus of tlie 28-inilc railway, below  the town, had his attention drawn, as the reporters say, to a g" ik-man  who was leaning  through his window a,������d pointing two pistols at  his head.    This gentleman directed him to call  in the telegraph operator from his cubby hole  and when this had been done he caused him to  tie the operator's hands so that he could be of  no value to anybody.   Then he requested him  to   open   the  safe and as the   agent   was an  unconscionable   time  doing   it,    in   the   hope  that   some   citizen    might    drop   in    with   a  howitzer   and    relieve   him     from    his    embarrassment, the   gentleman   who was studying his hack through the window said that if  the door was not opened in a certain number of  seconds, he would feel called upon to damage  hiin with lead.   So the door came open and, in  accordance with instructions, the agent handed  out a wad.    As there was another wad beside it  the gentleman at the window asked what was  the matter with his taking that, too. The agent  said it was his own little fortune, and the gentlemen at the wmdow said that in that ease he  did   not  want  it;, in fact,  he was  not after  wealth, but merely wished to entertain himself;  at the expense of the railrord company which  had done him an injury;*   All the same he took  $400 that belonged to the conductor who'takes  the train Over the road twice a week.    Then he:  bowed politely and promising the agent a box of  cigars in return for his courtesy he disappeared  into space.    At least, that is������ what the track  hands say, who were chatting two or three rods  from the station, all this tirip*,'for when the  agent summoned them, and all hands started to  beat up the brush, there was no sign of the gen*  tlemen with the blackened face who had called:  at the window.   This wilj be the talk of the  town until corner lots go tip to $5000���������and,that  '',  a ' lip  '* it  TO  will be quite awhile.  '#'--  i  f'  <l     it  n rtMs  "Stakes in I lie Snow Won't Go.*!  [Adapted from a Colorado paper.]  Yes!   Slocan is a roaring camp,,boys.  The best camp in our day,  So just turn up that lamp, boys,  And listen to what I say.  Let us start in right and straight, boys,    (���������  Give all men a fair, square show,  But stick to it early and late, boys,  That "stakes in the snow don't go.'  CHORUS��������� '   ";���������'    . '"*'!������������������. ';/���������''  !!.- ���������- ������������������;-";;  Stakes in the snO w don't go, boys,  Stakes in the snow don't go. u  You may take the trick  With a shovel and pick;  But sta k'es in the snow don't go.  The praise of the camp we can toot, boys,  Twill grow better by-and-by;  But many a tenderfoot, boys,  Will pass in his checks and die.  And some of the Bitter Creek gang, boys,  "With their boots on" may have to go,  For I tell you again and n gain boys,  That "stakes in the snow don't go."  -Chorus���������-"        '������������������������������������' i- .- ������������������      .���������������������������.-,'��������� ���������.-���������'.������������������    V  You know I'm a man������of my word, boys,  And I never went back on my pards;  I read the news and I pay for iny booze,  And I play a fair game of cards.  But a man who will jump a claim, boys,  Will not have a ghost of a show,  For without shouti'-or yell, we'll drop him t o-  He will never see any more snow.  "Chorus.' .  ''-if'-'  &J-" 'ft  ��������� riteX  -k-h  if  ���������- Pre*! _^  f-giwcS,!  -well,  & <*  BREMNER & WATSON,  AI.\������>i'ORTII, K. ���������.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR  HIRE.  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Agents    tor   llavies-Saywanl     Sawmill .'.Company**  "���������'Lumber, 'Moldings, -ami   Shingles.  Telephone Do*.  "TTIoiatW^  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  alwavs on hand for store littinps, desks, tables, etc.  Will comracf to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop : corner Josephine and Blulf sts. 38������R������|B3������������E^B^^li*^  HOT SPBDTGS NEWS:  ADTSWOKTH, B. C, MAEOH 16, 1892.  t������������lrt' <<���������  "aaS'x  i  SfJfSft Of ?>  Si**"1  T&  V'"  >��������� '  jfe,  i*:;!f^  OTl  Svti>M\  ���������1%  *<  r  f. v  t  Wright Street,  AINSWbRTM.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  JDELA-LIEIRS   IIEST  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and  Dry Goods, Clothing, Men's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  Having bought the stock and book debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & 00., all parties having  outstanding accounts are requested to call and settle them as soon as nossible.  Telephone 58.  LOCAL   AM)    rEItSOXAL.  A drainage dispute at Ainsworth resulted in  the. fining of a prominent Sutton-street hotel-  keeper for using abusive language to her most  gracious, majesty's peace officers. Boys, you  should settle your family troubles down on the  'Cult us Potiach mineral claim, where there is  enough level ground for a 21-foot ring.  ". The Spokane brought in 15 tenderfeet for  Kaslo, 8 mine owners for Ainsworth, and Billy  ;MeX������ean (a stowaway) for Nelson.  , . An enthusiastic meeting was held at Ainsworth to raise funds to complete the trail up  'J������aslo creek to the Slocan mines. It was esti-  ihated that $1500 would be required to do the  .work. ��������� ,       6     '  Joe Streit is the, proudest man in all Ainsworth���������now that he is able to walk without  crutches., ' . .  A hearty welcome was extended the. Spokane  on her first trip by the people, of Ainsworth,  who see in her a,means of reaching the outside  .without going through Nelson. A salute of 10  giant powder guns was fired.        '      -  The crib-work of the new wharf is above  water, and good headway is being made with  the, work." 0 _ '  S. D. Taylor, editor of the Bonner's Ferry  Herald, paid the,lake country a first visit this  week, coming in and returning on the Spokane.  Mr. Taylor reports Bonner's Ferry growing and  its business houses doing a good trade. Most of  the buildings are being erected between the  ravine and the site of Fry's hotel. He reported  that the track of the Great Northern was to  have been laid to Bonner's Ferry today, and  that the east end was about 130 miles distant.  The tracklayer's are laying about 2 miles a day  on each end, and connection will be "'made by  Maj^ 1st. The Herald has been greatlyiuiproved  since taking up its quarters at Bonner's Ferry,  and it is now one of the best papers in north  Idaho.     ,.'.''-. -.- ���������.- -,.-��������� .���������'..-.''���������   " ������������������'':-���������  James. Anne.l was drowned in the out let, at a  point about midway between Balfour and Buchanan's "mill, on Saturday last. He was at  work at Row'e's wood camp,  on the south side  of the outlet, and had crossed to Brenmer's  camp on the north side with some of the men  employed there. On returning he fell out of his  dugout and was drowned, the body being found  in about 20 feet of water a short distance from  the. shore. He was under the influence of liquor  at the time. Mr. Annel was a native of jvild-  man, Manitoba, where his mother now lives.  He was well known along the line of the Canadian Pacific, having liven* for a time at Donald.  In the absence of the coroner, Gr. O. Buchanan,  who is a justice of the peace, held an inquiry;  but there being no evidence that death resulted1  from other causes than drowning, the remains  were buried at Balfour on Monday.  Henry Cody, Ed Becker, and Charles Kent  will leave Ainsworth next week foi Slogan, going  in by way of Kaslo creek. They expect to be  gone" about 15 days.  Balfour is the only wholesale point on the  lake. Retail merchants in I owns like Nelson buy  largely from its one wholesale bouse.  '��������� Mc Andrews <&: Murehison are applying for a  hotel license at Kaslo Citv:  The Galena made a trip,to Bonner's Perry this  week, returning to Pilot Bay on Thursday night.  She hi ought no passenger>.  YV. J. Wilson, who intends putting in a stock  of general merchandise at Kaslo City,-was one  of the arrivals on the Spokane.  It is rumored that the owners of the townsite  of Ainsworth will incorporate under the "Companies' Act," and soon thereafter will begin  grading streets and putting in water and electric  light works.  The Spokane's cargo was principally coal oil,  lard, and beans. A. few potatoes were brought  along, so .-.thai the people of Kaslo will riot have  to live on beans straight.  G. 0. Buchanan is making preparations to  move h^s'.sawmill from -its present site on the"  ���������outlet to Kaslo City, where he lifts, valuable timber limits. The millmachinery will not be  moved until high water, when it can be 'more  readily handled.    The pi ill. when0 erected at its  new site \vill be one of the most complete on the  lake, as the latest and most-improved in'ac'hhi.ery  will  be added, including a new 00'-horsc-po'\ver March 17th.  boiler with sawdust-burning lire-box, a turning  lathe, molding sticker, and jig saw. A dry  kiln will also be built. Mr. Buchanan wants it  understood that\l heold pioneer sawmill is *4it it,"  and that it win not take second place for any  outfit in inland British Columbia. Mr.'Buchanan has also large timber limits on the l>ar-  deaux, where loggers will be at work next week.  It is rumored at Ainsworth that (J. T. Kane,'  the founder of Kaslo City, was married the fore  part of the week at Fry, Idaho, to miss Julia,  the third-daughter of Hicharil Fry.  No one in the vallev of the Kootennv was bet-  \* r known than "old man" Thompson, the ranchman, whose death is reported by passengers who  arrived at Ainsworth on the Spokane. Jesse B.  Thompson was a native of Illinois and an old-  time pioneer of Montana, where he lived unr  til the Black Hills excitement broke out. He  put in several years in that country and .finally  concluded to drive a stake in Idaho, settling on  the ranch on* which-he, died 4 years ago. He  leaves a widow and a grown-up sou 'by a,-.first  wife*. At hough at t hues given to using emphatic  language, his heart was in the right place, and  liis death will be .regretted by many people  along Kootenav river on both sides of the line.  Voir*  Front  n   llulfnur <"orrt������*|*nn<I<������itl.  There is neither smelter nor sawmill'in thi*  town, and we do not want either: we are not  fashionable people. There is no railroad terminus here; but if it *were not so"close we could  put up with that during tin* winter months, as  steamboat ing has not been a great success lately  and row boa is do not make good sleighs. Our  .residents, .who ha v e -gardens are getting them  ready for- the season's work,oas the snow has all  gotiei- The .'tunnel, on the Outlet, a claim half a  mile from the town, is in 27 feet, .''The;'vein'  mat ter is about 2tt feet wide and carries gold and  silver. Visitors, whether dropped-.by (lie .royal.  mail steamer .-Idaho-' or- the palatial .'.Spokane, do  not tarry with us longer than a (lavor two at a  time; but all -depart, satisfied that Balfour's 1<>^  cation is the most eligible one on the lake for��������� a-  trreat Cominei-eial citv.  Having .Purchased the Stocks Carried by  The Lindsay Mercantile Co.  and -Fletcher ������������������& Co.  is urepared to supply Prosuect'ors-,- Mining Companies, .-and the General Trade with  everything in the line of  SUPPLIES,  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.    The stock carried  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  will  (The best  j'jow.der -'made for use inmincsj  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,     ^A-I~I^S"^7^  TEH.E^jE3:OjN"E   55.

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