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Array \  HUMBEB 7.  AOTSWOBTH, BBITISH  COLUMBIA,  OCTOBEB 24, 1891.  TEH CENTS  THE    BEST   HOJTK   TO    THE    MUM? AN    DISTRICT  IS UP NORTU FOKK OK KASLO CRKKK.  It is now pretty well determined that the dis-  tance from K;tslo City on Kootenay lake to the  new finds in Slocan district does not exceed 25  miles. The valley tlirough which the trail or  wagon road will run is wide and of a very grad  ual ascent, probably suitable for a railway whenever the inines are sufficiently developed for the  construction of one. ft is now reported that the  ow;ner������ of the townsite at Kaslo City will push,  forward the construction of a trail this fall, and  if the claims come up to the expectations of the  discoverers, a wagon road will undoubtedly be  built early next summer.    Over such a road the  freight on ore should not exceed $10 a ton from  the mines to Kaslo Citv and $2 a ton from the  latter place to the smelter at Pilot Bay. That  this will be the route adopted seems now more  than probable. Slocan lake is estimated to be 10  miles distant from the new discoveries, and it is  generally believed to be about the same altitude  as Kootenay lake, that is, 1750 above sea level.  ?i  0-w\  Reciprocity  /���������  ���������  ������  "~\  V  _������  ������  0'  ���������  ^  '  1  ���������  Maid of Erin  Mountain Chief!    Two Jacks  Mayflower  >i-  OWN  rhe'refore, the grade  of a wagon road 10 miles  on* at 400 foot to the mile, or one toot to !.->,  which  is a   reasonable grade,  would ^tam an  altitude of 1000 feet, or about the bight ot U\c  iddi-  Noble Five claim; there would then be an 8  tional2HX> feet to reach the Maud. h, orb ;  tional miles of wa^on road. But after reaching  Slocan lake other difficulties would be encountered before ore could be got to the railroad at the  mouth of Slocan river. There would be 20 miles  of lake navigation and 30 of pack-train or wagon  transportat ion.    By the Arrow lake route, there  would be about 20 miles of lake navigation and  about the same of pack-train or wagon transportation through the. pass from the head of blocan  lake to the lower end of Upper Arrow lake. The  advantag^^Sloc^^  ";  Continued on Fourth Page. 31  i i  J J  t  I  ������',  fry*  ' J-r_,-=3-  ���������3f rj  /i";  IP  HOT SPBJHSS HEWS:  AINSWOBTH, B. 0., OCTOBEB 21* 189L  F//_i HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON SAT-  urdays, and will be mailed to subscribers at the following  rates% payable in advance z One year #/, six months $2.50,  three months $1.50. Advertising rates given _��������������� application.  No communication or letter over an anonymous signature  will be printed. HOUSTON & INK, Proprietors.  Dot ^rmgs gittos.  DOES    NOT    UNDERSTAND   THE    CONDITIONS.  Of late the  Kamloops Sentinel has devoted  considerable space to the lead question.   In its  issue of the i7th, it says that the two smelters  already in British Columbia are idle because unable to procure the ore necessary to( run them  continuously; that their owners are both able  and willing to purchase ores, and have not failecf  to buy all ores offered them.   To the Sentinel,  the situation  appears to be like   this:    "The  ** smelters are ready to receive and pay for ore,  44 which is not offered to them.   They want it  "in large quantity and in continuous supply.  " On the other  hand, are miners   who  have  " ore, either on the dump or in the mine, who  " seem unwilling to move it or in ine it because  " the political conditions of the country do not  "pVmit them to get the United States market  '..-^ Value for it.   Why would it not be a wise  " measure to break the dead-lock by mining the  ^ ** ore and selling it in the best market?"  The Sentinel may not be mistaken as regards  the ability of the smelt eh to purchase ail ores  offered them, but it certainly does not under-  stand the conditions ��������� that keep mine owners  froin shipping the output of their mines.   It is  a  well-known fact   that   the price of lead at  Montreal  or Toronto is  from 60  cents  to a  dollar per hundred pounds less than at New  York, and that the price at these two Caiia-^  dian cities is  governed,  not  by the price in  New York, but by the price in London.   The  difference in the price in Montreal or Toronto  and the price in New York is about the profit  there would be in mining the low-grade lead  ores of British Columbia; hence, until the conditions are changed, mine owners must of necessity leave the ore in their mines.    If the lead  miners of the United States were not protected  by a duty of $30 a ton, they today would be in  the same fix as the lead miners of British Columbia, that is, unable to sell their low-grade ores  at a profit.    But the duty imposed by their government protects them against the lead miners  of   Spain,    whose    product    is    marketed    at   |  London.    And   it is  safe  to assume that  the   |  smelters of  British Columbia will remain idle   j  until the Canadian government raises the dutv \  on lead from the present rate ($8 a ton) to one   j  of $30 a ton. !  How long would the ranchmen around Kam- j  loops.continue raising vegetables or grain,"if the !  vegetables or grain could not be sold at a profit?' !  Not long. So with the lead miners of East and j  West Kootenay districts. They cannot afford '  to mine their lead ores'as..long as the ore will   I  of money needed to buy ores to keep even a 50-  ton smelter running continuously? If it is not,  the following, which is the substance of an interview had with John S. Baker of Tacoma by a  Spokane reporter, may enlighten it. Mr. Baker  owns a large interest in the smelter at Tacoma,  a concern that has not been shut down a day  since it first started up. Even though the  smelter has is not run to its full capacity, mr.  Baker said "the amount of capital that must  " necessarily be tied up has made us rustle at  "times, but by the aid of the local banks ami  " good management we have so far been able to  " keep a sufficient supply of ore on hand."  When asked how much capital must necessarily  be tied up in ore, mr. Baker replied, "Not less  " than $200,000; and the ore must be on hand  " constantly. We are compelled to pay cash  " for ore in order to pretend to compete with  "other smelters in the country." Does the Sentinel pretend to say that either the smelter at  Revelstoke or the one at Golden has $200,000 on  hand with which to pureha&ores; or does it pretend to say that the local banks at either Revel-  stoke or Golden could lend needed aid if called on ?  NELSON SAWMILL CO.  Yards   At rnd of Flume t������ Kelnoa.  Mill:  Two Mile* Kouth of N<-l*on.  Manufacture  LUMBER,  MOLDINGS,  '  BREMNER & WATSON,  AISSWOKTII, tt. C.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR HIRE.  Contracts tafcen for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from, mines in Hot Spring district.  ALL TEAMING  WORK  UNDERTAKEN.  Agents   Tor   navies- Say ward    Sawmill    Company s  Lumber,  Holdings, and  Shingle*.  HENRY & ADAMS,  PIONEER DRUG STORE,  AIXSWORTH,   B. ���������.  Drugs and Medicines, Wall Paper, Paints and Oils,  Tobacco and Cigars, Pishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc.  J. A. MELVILLE,  ARCHITECT, *  CONTRACTOR  AND   BUILDER,  AI \S WORTH,   B. V.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  T.  A.   MILLS,  1'IOXEER  SIGN WRITER,  PAINTER AND  DECORATOR.  Address:    Nelson Hotel  not bring 'enou  fyK   tii  pay the expenses of mining,  ���������transportation,.and smelting.  HAVE   THEY   THE  MONEY  TO  BUY ORES?  The Kamloops Sentinel says the owners of the  smelters at Revelstoke and Golden will purchase  all ores offered them, and are financially able to  handle the ores needed to run their smelters continuously.    The News cannot dispute the assertion   of  the Sentinel, for it  knows  little or  nothing of the financial standing of either the  smelting1 company at Revelstoke or the one at  Golden.  But is the Sentinel aware of the amount  LEAN & PARKIN;  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Wm Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished  and estimates given on application.  ���������.Agents for the sale of LIM K.  Address all communications to Nelson, li. C.  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner <>f hinds and works for  permission to lease for cult ing timber the following described land : Reginning at a post marked "soot beast corner of G. H. Wright's timber lease," near the trail recently  built up Schroder creek, said post being about 3 miles from  the month of Schroder crock, thence running west along  said Schroder creek KM) chains, thence; north SO chains,  thence east toward Kootenay lake 100 chains, thence south'  to place of commencement ; containing 1200 acres more or  1<^- G. R YVRHH1T.  Ainsworth, October 22nd, 1.SD1.  SHINGLES  The mill H now in thorough order  And Will Cut 20,000 Feet a Day.  Orders for special-size Ktuflf will receive prompt  attention.  " Th������ Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber- good, bad, and indifferent ~ on  hand or made to order.  a. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January lath.  The Davies-Sajrward  Sawmill Company  MANUFACrriJKKUS  OK  -fa-Ma ^_ir  t-ti  OF ..KVKRY DKSCRIP'riON.  PRIOELIST  (OKI.IVKKKi)  .\T  NK{>iOS\   AINSWOHTH,   OR   MAI,I ()l|{).  X  X  i������iti:ssi;i>.  1 tlooring, I inch, per IS].. .    .  ������> inch.     "    ���������...'.'���������  ->  No. 1 ceiling, i inch.  No. 2        "       6 i,���������*h.  Rustic,  Select clear, 1)1),  No. 1 common, 1).  Bar and counter tops  No. I common, per M  Xo. 2  Culls.  Shingles.  clear, per foot  KOI ������.II.  %v  00  27  00  :<2  00  27  00  27  oo  ���������10 00  2r>  ���������oo  27  oo  10  ?20  00  la  00  12  00  4  aO  MO I HI ><.>,.  crown, base, etc.. etc., per foot.  Head, panel  Wills at Pilot ISn.v. koolciiay Lake  ._J<k 10(>  S. C. Spalding,  Manager  K. F. I������i:tHt\,  i-vnl at \clsoit.  ltlfi:>aViJf:  ������1 WATSON.  A������;������-nl^ at   iiimnoriih. J   * il- *p  ���������r���������-"  j������ ���������������������������-��������� i.,  is___  ������������������.g���������~tiv jT-.tjM<t twpfwnjBWBimmii.. wlr\r:im*i,  .0  EOT 8PBI_GS HEWS:  AIHSWOETH, B. C, OCTOBEB 2k 1891.  .'*  -r^r-  ���������:   COLO* EL    HAD   THK   PROP.  5-    '" <  **I met a real Kentucky colonel the other day  f.row''Louisvilje,"said a young VVashiiigtoii man  to a Star writer, f* He", was-in all respects a most  admirable representative of that peculiar type  whicli only such social conditions as existed before the war could have produced, and which is  so rapidly passing away never to return. To  me the old gentleman was quite a study. His  dress was faultless, though old-fashioned and  after a mode of elegance which was of years  gone by, and his nuumers were of the true  courtly style. Of such ;is he few indeed are  now left, I*fancy, so mild of manner and yet a  subdued suggestion about him of the true fire-  ea t er.  "The colonel invited me to take a drink. It  was at a bar-room near the caijitol. As well as  1 could perceive during the snort time of my  acquaintance with him he invariably extended  a like com tesy toevery oite he met. Doubtless  he had followed the practice Jong, inasmuch,as  the end of his nose was of a redness such as no  mere casual potations could have incurred, lie  took Bourbon whiskey," of course, and it is unnecessary to say that he took it straight. There  wasn't a tremor in his long and well-made though  wrinkled hand as he held the liquor up between  his eyes and the light. > With am elaborate compliment' and an accompanying graceful gesture,  lie drank it off and plunged anew into a story  he had been telling about the war.  "*\Ve were in the trench just under the redoubts,1 he was saying, 'and only 0 men in my  company were left alive. Close by where 1  stood a group ol a dozen brave fellows had been;  blown to fragments by a shell, so that the  ground was literally bestrewn with bits of flesh,  and so slippery with blood that -'  '"���������Humph!1 - ,  * "The exclamation came from a tall arid.loosely  built man with a dark mustache, who stood at  t he other end of the bar. The colonel turned on  his heel slightIv, slared at the person through  his gold-rimmvli eyeglasses, dropping them from  his nose'again, and went on.  "*As I was saying, the ground was literally  piled with dead/ hy gad, sir! But just at this  moment the tide of battle turned. The Yankees  fell back and '  ���������������������������That's a d-d lie!'  "Again it was the tall man with a dark mustache who spoke, drawling out the words which  tea Kentucky colonel have an import of insult  tlie deadliest conceivable. The demeanor of the  latter was one of perfect' calmness, but the repressed passion which raged beneath; his ruffled  shirt bosom was betrayed by his nose, which  siiddenlv'turned perfectly white. Once more  adjusting his- eyeglasses and gazing .through.,  them for a Uioment steadfastly at the .interrupt er, said.:    '���������-"������������������. . '-'      ,  .*������'Sir, this is a .conversation of gentlemen, in  which you coulcl necessarily have no pa.rt.; I  may go-so far as to say that in any conversation  of gentlemen vou would be out of place.' Pausing for a moment t o cough slight ly,,he added:  'Furthermoi-e; sir, vou will .withdraw that remark you have Just made, or you will not leave  this room alive. ,    ,        i  <\hi concluding his remarks the colonel p:acett  his hand on his revolver, half drawing it from  his hip pocket, and-in that  attitude, while still  razing intent Iv at  the" tail .man  with the (lark  came    verv  mustache,   awaited    a. reply,   ���������'It  promptly:    The  tall man apologized profusely  and wanted to shake hands. "      ���������  ������������������"No sir!1 said the colonel, drawing hunselt  up -with his hands 'behind him. "Vou are a  hfackifuard. sir, and a Kent ucky gentleman does  not shake hands with a-person ot your kind. J he  best   thing   you can do is to get out of here at  once.  "When  the   tall   man  had  slunk out of the  room tlit* whisky bottle was again set forth upon  the bar.    Tin* old gentleman lifted his tumbler to,  his..lips, and  1 .noticed that there was not the  slightest tremor in the fingers that held it.  4,kl don't see how you could do a thing like  that so well, off-handed, colonel,' 1 said. 'It.  seemed to me that life and death might be the  question of a moment, and your nerve astonished-me.' '  ,  "'My'dear boy/he replied, 'the matter was  less extraordinary and perhaps less dangerous  than if appeared to you. The minute that the  insulting  words   were said  my  entire line   ot  i  action was planned out in my rnind in a flash.  To begin with, you will remember that I taunted  the fellow, saying that he was not a gentleman.  1 even repeated, the taunLand paused a moment  to give bim an opportunity to attack uie. If he  had not been a coward���������if he had been going: to  tight at all���������he would have attacked me then.  What was my object in that? Simply to give  myself the plea of justifiable homicide which  would hold good before a jury. When I demanded his apology or his life I had the drop on  him and there was. only one thing that he could  do. There was not a moment during the disagreeable n ess when I was in any danger. I  have been through a great many troubles of a  tragic nature, and I tell you that the man who  keeps his head wins. Never lose your nerve in  a quarrel and always keep in mind the plea of  self-defense, which you will need if you kill  your adversary.'"  A tiood Time to <|ulf. Poker.  The following poker story is not inappropriate  now that the poker craze is having full swing in  Ainsworth:  "I was reading in the Tribune this morning,"  said a gentleman at the Cadillac, Detroit's  best-known hotel, "about the heavy gambling  operations carried on at western hotels. I'll tell  you a true story about one of these games if you  clo not use my name. Not that 1 care so much,  but on account of the firm I am now with. I  was iu business in Kansas City and had a  splendid young fellow for a partner. He would  play poker and trv to beat the horses. I often  warned him of the clanger of this l>ut he persisted.  It was near Christinas time, and one morning  became into the store and said: 'Last night I  lost $900 at poker. I still owe $500 to the game  and have today to make it good. I am going to  raise the money somewhere and want you to  go and pay it for me as 1 am never going to  enter a gaiubling-rooui again,'    1 felt sorry, for  I:  the young man, and after, dinner he handed me  $500 and 1 went up to pay it.    When I entered  the room a-big.hu?gh went up; and the men, all  my personal friends, and. the wealthiest in the  .city, began to guy me about my partner.    Jack  IlaVerly was there and said that the young man  had sent his old partner up to beat the game.  Now,  in years gone by I had played a pretty  stiff game of poker myself, and it nettled me,  ... ,        , ...       g0^  Luck was with ine from the first, and in an hour  I. had-canceled the $500 my partner owed and  was ahead of the game. 1 played another hour  and cashed in $1500, having won back a.11 my  partners losses of the preceding night and J51000  to the' goodv I carried back a receipt for.$500. to  him and said nothing. On Christmas day I  turned over to him a check for $900, and had m  my own name $1100 in the b^nk. I never told  him how 1 got the monev, but neither of us has  touched a card since. Winning $20Q0 in 2 hours  is about as much disgrace to a man a$ losing  that amount. The gang often invited .me to  play after that, but I would never tempt fortune  ���������the second time.^ _______  Kelter tlmir a IMvining Rod.  There is another craze in Colorado over a patent a man claims to-.have by means of which the  rich portions of a vein of .mineral can be at once  discovered.    Just what the machine is nobody  seems to know, but it is a small instrument that  can   be readily carried in the hand,    the first  trial was on the Brownlow, in  Park county, a  property that at one time had a quantity ot good  ere   but* which development has failed to make  profitable;. Here it is given out-that the machine  indicated that tlie rich ore had been left and that  all work that   was   being put. on developing a  feeder.    With the machine as a guide operations  ���������were changed, and the result'is, according to the  owners, that the hi ine is in as good pay ore as it  over was.   The owner of the invention, is now  Irving his hand in Clear Creek county.    Every--  body'is atixiouslv awaiting the result, but few,  however, have any faith in the thing.  Easily ������������������rncUcnble in  Hot Springs District.  The new cable railway on the Stauserhorn in  Switzerland furnishes a good illustration of the  conversion of power. A turbine-wheel, duven  bv a waterfall, sets a dynamo in operation, which  in turn moves a cable line which draws the cars.  THE   LOST '-'.'CABIN.   MINE.  -, it  The  story comes from Wyoming  that the  fiimous **Lost Cabin Mine*' has been discovered.  -I hope, this discovery is a "true bill," hut I would  rather wait for further particulars before agree*  ing that the most famous as well as the most  mysterious mine in  the country has actually  been brought to light at last.    It has been found  and lost so many times that one feels slightly  skeptical regarding reported "finds."   It cost all  the original discoverers their lives with the exception of Allen   Hurl-butt,  who brought the ������  story to civilization with the intention of leading a party back to the claim which he was  never after able to locate.   "Old Pancake" Corn-  stock, he of Virginia City, Nevada, fame, ms  made a pauper through searching for the mine,  and fills a suicide's grave as a result of bis disappointment.   Bart Beckley and Jack McDonald,  chums, spent years hunting for it.   The former  tired of the quest at last, but the other turned  up in the Montana camps one day full of excitement and mystery, and it was reported again  that the mine was found.   Suddenly .AfcDoiiald  took sick and died, and that was the end of the  affair for the time being, as he had communicated his plans to no one.   Joe Sweeney, a pros--  pector from the southern mines, tried0his luck>4  and thought he had found it in ������ canyon in the  Big Horn range.   So certain was he that the as- 4;  sociated press took occasion to announce that  the  "Lost Cabin lead was found at last."   On  investigation no gold was'found in the;lead, soV  it could not have been the mine everyone was  interested in.   Jack Nye, a Nevada man, dis-;  covered a place a good bit like Sweeney's, made  a big fuss about it, and eventually disgusted  himself and all the enthusiasts who believed in ;  him.   Again during the terrible times of the  famous Sitting Bull dimpaign, the one in which ;  Custer lost tiis life, 3 daring fellows forced their, >  b ,:, ^  way right into the heart of the Indianftcounti;y;/^ J^gfi  fbundoneof the richest leads evey known, and;  believing they had found the celebrated imne,1-  loaded themselves with nuggets and rich specimens, and started in a boat down the little Big  Horn, on their way home.    One night they observed the camptires of Indians on the shores  and attempted to steal nast in the darkness, not  knowing that it was Sitting Bull's camp, for  nearly 3 miles stretched along the shore, and  containing the  largest concourse of   warriors  ever gathered  together on this continent,   at  least within recent times.    Of course they were  discovered.   Two of the party were killed; the  third niade his escape in the prevailing gloom  and after wandering for days, without food and  almost naked, reached a set tie mentc in ore dead  than alive.   He man aged to tell his story, showed  some proofs, and lapsed info gibbering idiocy.-  What the unfortunate trio   really   found has  never been learned.    Since then the Lost Cabin  mine has been undiscoverable^  '*m  Henry Anderson,    .    ,.  Notary Public.  John L. Hetallacb:.  AllderSO^  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers^ Etc.  Crown lirants obtained  for Mineral Claims.  Agents for Absentee ���������laim Owners.  Collections Made.  Corrt*j*woiidettC��������������� Solicited.  Office in .Townsite-office. Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. C.  To the Mercharits of the  Kootenay Lake Country, and others whom it may  Concern and Interest:  Mv ������tock of sample goods, consisting of the following  linS is now open for inspection and I am prepared to revive orders for any amount. Fine c^ttang of aJl ^rte,  (under-and over-), boots hats, (oyer 100 d^^nt,^g  ing-men's,, boys', and girls'), towels, t���������u���������������1*l���������^et5Iallket8,  carpets, mats, needles thread, fP������on, bnttonj etc. ^  Prices will be quoted to merchants !;.a#^in^P^S___  wharf, thus saving them all trouble with custom or treignfc  agents, and so forth.   Special inducements fo ^ash^*y  ments on   large orders.   Call fydin^0^fi^,ieSS.  ordering your fall supplies, and I/h^. J^"^  A small stock also on sale to ~talI������^���������������cl������: fir R r  CHARLES WESTLY BUSK, Balfour, B. C.  * \ 1=  6<  a . -to-  ������fl&ii*  :lt������fe  :   hA^m--''re--!.--  ^%_g^_*&!.^������g'.lfe  ������  IP  mm  mm  illSflfe  Kffi  '���������':  HOT SPBESGS HEWS:   ADTSWOBTH, B. 0., OCTOBEB 24. 189L  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH.  BROS.  Wright Street,  AINSWORTH  X>_S3_A_I__3_aS  XXT  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  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 possible.  THE    BEST    ROUTE   TO    THE   SLOCAN    DISTRICT  ,.  Continued from, First Page,  mm  is, that it is all down hill; while divides mast of  necessity be crossed by both the Arrow lake and  Kaslo creek routes. For th> present, however,  owing to the short distance and ea**y grades, the  Kaslo creek .route seems likely tp be the favorite  both for travel and freight.  -It is rutrtored that the Canadian Pacific and  the Columbia & Kootenay Steain Navigation  companies will make every effort to take the ore  out hy the Arro^w-4a__e-_^ute; hut it is, also,  rumored that the Pilot Bay smelter owners will  strive to bring, the ore eastward. If these  rumors have a basis of truth, it is evident that  the trade of the Slocan^ district is to be a bone of  contention, with the advantage slightly in favor  of the towns arid transportation systems on  Kootenay lake; Next fall the Great Northern  railway will he at Bonner's Ferry, which is  .within reach of all the towns on the lake, and  the Northern Pacific will also0bie there, if rumors  are* correct. ������But the "voad������, pf all roads, that  should be built at once is the3eJton.& Fort  Sheppard���������a road that would give us uninterrupted all-the-year-round communication with  the outside world.  The Slocan Lake Country.  It is difficult to get accurate information as  regards   the   Slocan   lake   country.   Although  there are several men in Nelson who have been  oh the lake itselfV__they know little or nothing  of the country lying between Kootenay and  Slocan lakes or the country between the latter  and the outlet. William Springer, at present  aeting as foreman of the Dandy mine, sends  The News a rough sketch of the country. He  has been on the lake 3 different times, going in  once by way of Slocan river and twice by way  of a low pass between the outlet and the lower  end of the lake. Mr. Springer's sketch shows  the lower end of the lake to be on a line with  the mouth of Coffee creek, and not more than  30 miles distant from Nelson. There are 5  creeks flowing into the lake from the east and  4   from   the   west.      Southwest   of   the   main  lake is a small one, called Little Slocan  lake by the Indians. The course of the Slocan  river is a little west of south, a large creek  which beads opposite 7-mile creek above Nelson  emptying into it about 4 miles from the lake,  and another known as the west fork emptying  in about midway between the lake and its  month. Mr. Springer locates what is now called  Seaton creek a little south of opposite the mouth  of Kaslo creek and about midway of the lake.  As soon as other data can be obtained, The  News will use mr. Springer's draft as a ^basis  for a map of the country.  ���������i������������������������������������ ���������   .. .     ��������� ���������i���������-  MIXEKAL CLAIMS RECOKI>ED AND TRANSFERRED  LOCAL   AND    l'EltSOKAI..  AT AINSWORTH. HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT.  Tuesday, October 0th.���������The Lake view, situate about 1000  feet north of Lewis creek and about 5 miles cast of __ootc~  nay lake; C. Von Moserkerke locator.  Wednesday, October Uth. ��������� The Corkkagass, situate  about 2 miles nortb<bf Schroder creek and about 2 \ve*t of  Kootenay lake; Peter Let locator.  Thursday, October 15th.���������The Iron Hand, situate about  15 niiles west of Kootenay lake, and about 1 mile above the  mouth of Bear creek, a tributary of the North .Fork of  Kaslo creek; Thomas McGovera audWilliam Franklin  locators. The Racket, situate on the,northwest side of  Kaslo hay on. the west side of Kootenay lake; James Hren-'  nand, James Pringle, John Henry, and E. J. Adams locators.  Monday, October 19th.���������The Hardscrabble, situate about  3 miles west of Kootenay lake on Schroder creek trail;  James Morris<cy and Pat Gannon locators,  Tuesday, October 20th.���������'the Tycs, situate on the south  bank of Schroder creek about 8 miles west of Kootenay  Jake between the Prince Edward and British Lion; John  Gates and Adam McKay locators.  BILLS OF SALE.  Thursday, October 15th.���������Columbus M. Parker to the  Western Consolidated Mining Company,'a full interest in  the Silver Bell, situate south of the Sunlight in Ho! Springs  camp; consideration ������1. George Francis to Aleck'McIx������od,  an undivided ������ interest in the Contractor, a fraction situate  between the Blue Bell and Kootenay Chief in Hcndryx  camp; consideration 31. Aleck McLeod to \V. A. Hendryx  an undivided J, interest in tlie Contractor, a fraction situate  between the Blue Bell and Kootenay Chief in Hcndryx  camp; consideration 35. William Lynch to A. A. McKin-  non, an undivided ������ interest in the Sunnyside, situate on  Cedar creek in Hot Springs camp; consideration SI.  Monday, October 19th.��������� Charles Chambers and T. T. McLeod to Samuel Lovatt, an undivided g interest in the  Moonlight, situate in Hot Springs camp; consideration  ������250.  "Wednesday, October 21st.���������West ley T. Dclaney to W. A.  Hcndryx, an undivided i interest in the Galconda, situate  on the east side of Kootenay lake and adjoining the Kootenay Chief; consideration $75.  The boiler for the Krao hoisting works is expected next  week, and arrangements have been made to have it hauled  to the mine as0soon as it arrives.   Superintendent Me*  Donald expects'to have the hoist in operation within 2  , weeks.  -  The deal for the Dellie is said to he practically closed,  messrs. Bailey and Alperson selling to V\rr H. Merritt of  Toronto for 315,000 cash; Mr. Merritt has expended about  J^oOO in development work since he acquired the bond, and  is reported as well pleased with his bargain.  Mr. aiid mrs. A. 1>. Wheeler and mr. and mrs. II. Anderson arrived home on Thursday from a visit to the coast.  A. W. McCunc and W. L. Hoge, uftcr viewing their properties in Hot Springs district, left on Tuesday for Salt Mike  and Anaconda, their respective homes.  The telephone wires were kept hot the fore rvart of the  week transmitting messages regarding the wonderful tlnds  in Slocan district.  Already there are threats of litigation over several of the  claims located in Slocan district. There is no good reason  why the law governing partnership interests in other businesses should not apply to* be business of prospecting and  mining. It is an absurdity that the locator of a claim  should be compelled to "rtivy" it with everyone with whom  he has had business relations.  M. Kinney and \V. K. Murray have mafic a sale of the  ���������Josephine, Incentive, Isabella,. Dawn of Dajvand Utiby  mineral claims to messrs. Hall and Graham of Butte, Montana; consideration $1000. J. C. Uykert has, also, sold a  half interest in the G. \V\ K. to Thomas Marks of Port  Arthur, Ontario; consideration $2000.'  E. A. Bielenberg and William Moulsle leit Ainsworth on  the 0th for the new .Slocan district, going by way of the  Skyline mine. Since then nolhing has been heard of them,  ana their friends be^in to feat* that they are lost in the  mountains.  About 20 acres of ground is being cleared at Pilot Bay  for the smelter site. Soundings and surveys for the outer  or lake wharf have also been made, and it in estimated  that 500,000 feet of timber, exclusive of the covering, will  be used in its construction.    It will be 700 feet long.  The telephone company put in a switchboard find established a central office at Ainsworth this week. H. Gieger-  iek, McKay & Devlin, Olson & Trenery, Munlock Morrison, Skyline mine. Number One mine, and Green Bros, can  now talk direct with .J. Fred Hume & Co.. H. K. Lemon, (J.  A. Bigelow & Co.. Wilson & Perdue, \V\ F. Teetzel & Co.,  Carncv & Barrett, Mahoncy & Johnson. Dawson & Crad-  dock. Nelson Sawmill Cos yard and mill. Silver King mine.  Dandy mine, -Grizzly Bear mine, C. P. ii. station, and  Houston & Ink at Nelson, and with C \Y\ Bu^k at Balfour  and Biu-hauan's sawmill on the outlet. As soon as a edible  can be procured, it will be laid from Balfour to Pilot Bay,  so as to give- the sawmill and smelter at that place direct  communication.  The merchants of Ainsworth and NeNon claim that the  Mara steamboat line shows the **hog" in raising the rate  $00 a car on all freight between licvelstoke ami Bobson,  They can get even by shipping by another litie next year.  RICH  5  Having Purchased the Stocks Carried by  Tlie Lindsay Mercantile Go.  and Fletcher & Co.  H. GIE  is prepared to supply Prospectors, Mining Companies, and the General Trade with  everything in the line of  MINING AND MINERS'SUPPLIES,  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Tinware, Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, etc.    The stock carried will  be sold at Low Prices and on Favorable Terms.  _A_(_K___STT   FOE   <3-I_____TT  POWDEB   COMPACT.  (The best powder made for use in mines.)  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,      j\ "T   P^S"T7^|^T=? rri-T__r-  (In building lately occupied by Fletcher A to.)

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