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 ri  HOT  ADTSWQBTH, BBITISH  COLUMBIA, WED3TESDAY,  SEPTEMBEB  7, 1892.  NUMBEB 52.  TEF GEHTS  o  ���������*������. __���������<  BBITIS1I   GUYANA  M  i-.i  i i  1   ':  British Guyana in the north section of the  eastern part of South America is 550 miles in  length and 280 miles wide, with an area of about  90,000 square miles. With a population of about  288,000 souls, 115,000 are negroes, 105,000 East Indians, 29,000 mixed races, 12,000 Portugese,  nearly 4000 Chinese and 7000 native Indians.  Lying between 2 degrees and 8 degrees north  latitude, the climate is hot nearly all the year  round. The temperature, however, is exceedingly regular, ranging from 75 degrees to 90 degrees as extremes, average 80 degrees, and seldom varying uiore than a few degrees above or  below that number. The rainfall averages 75  inches per annum, with 2 wet and 2 dry seasons  in the year.  As   the   eastern   trade  winds  blow   nearly  regularly, on the whole, the climate is really  healthy. The coast lands are simply extensive  niud banks, stretching from a few to 50 miles inland, and rising only a few feet above the sea  level at their junction with the first low hills of  the interior. Inland, the country is first hilly  and then mountainous, rising in successive  stages till it culminates in the great sandstone  table land of Roraima, J000 to 8000 feet above  the level of the sea. The larger rivers of British  Guyana are from a mile to20 miles wide at their  mouths, and from 200 to 000 miles in length,  and are navigable from 50 to 150 miles from the  coast. Numerous rapids and falls form obstructions to further navigation at present, but  when these are removed or passes made round  them these rivers will be navigable for small  steamers for at least double the distance mentioned.  In fact, the country is full of these natural  highways leading into the interior from the  coast. The low lands along the coast, as well as  the greater part of the high lands of the interior, are Covered with dense tropical forests  containing a great variety of valuable timbers.  On the high lands there are also many large  and beautiful savannahs or open grassy plains,  where the scenery-between mountain and plain  and rolling downs is grand and beautiful beyond description.  The coast lands of alluvial sediment brought  down by the great rivers from the highlands,  consist of red and yellow clay, blue mud, fine  sand, and pegassc or tropical peat. At a depth  of about 3 feet in Georgetown, the blue clay  has the consistency of soft soap, and when a  cart passes-or a cab rolls along the street, the  ground underneath and all along quivers like a  great bed of jelly when shaken. Inland, in the  hilly country, granites and gneisses are common, are generally dark gray color, fine grained  and felspathic.  Greenstones,'chiefly diorite, occur in great  variety. Porphyries and porphyrites are very  plentiful, and these are also fine grained, felspathic, in composition, and dark colored.  Sr-histose mudstones (rough clay slates) also  occur, blue, red and brown' in color, and these  are at times highly charged with oxide of iron.  In some localities large quartz lodes are numerous. Several veins rich in gold have already  been discovered in working shallow placer deposits. Extensive deposits of rich iron stone  abound in various parts of the country.   The  high table-land of Roraima in the interior, as  well as parts of the country adjacent to it, is  composed of a series of sandstones, conglomerates and shales, horizontally bedded.  The gold fields'lie from 50 to 200 miles inland,  and the auriferous belt extends over a length of  200 miles. The gold occurs in shallow alluvial  plains from'2 to 8 or nine feet deep, in creeks,  gullies and ravines, sometimes in the bed of the  preseut creek, but more frequently in older  beds parallel with the present creeks. The  wash dirt varies from a few inches to a couple  of feet thick, and from a few feet to as much as  a Hundred yards in breadth. The writer  saw one bed over a hundred yards in width.  The wash dirt consists of quartz gravel and clay  with a layer of decomposed vegetable matter on  top or sometimes under it. As a rule the pebbles in the gravel are slightly rounded, but sometimes are sharp and angular, thus showing that  they have travelled no great distance from the  parent quartz lode. The stripping on top of the  wash consists of a stiff, greasy clay, red and yellow in color, and the dense tropical forest covers the entire surface of all the auriferous country so far discovered. Most of the gold is fine  and very ragged, some of it is coarse and nug-  gety. One large nugget found on the Potaro  realized over $5000.^Stnall specimens of gold  'quarts are found in mos^) of the places, and  large blocks of stone, rich in gold have been  found in a number of claims. As yet, there has  been ng deep sinking and the richest ground is  generally found in small ravines amongst the  lower ridges. As a rule, the placers are rich,  and few parties will work a torn or a sluice for  less than an ounce of gold per day and 3, 4, 5  and 6 ounces are frequently obtained, and at  times as much as 12 ounces have been washed  from a single torn in good ground. Gold is  brought down from the fields in quantities varying from a few dwts. upwards and parcels of 10,  20 and 30 pounds weight are not uncommon,  while recently one   lot   contained  97   pounds  weight.  The export of gold for the year 1890 amounted  to 62,015 ounces, and the amount for the current year up to date, December 16, is 64,275  ounces, or about half more than last year, with  a considerable quantity still to come down. The  chief gold fields are the Potaro, Mazaruni, Cn-  yuni, Puruni, Baramaand Barimi, each situated  on a river of the same name. Rich gold placers  are also found in French and Dutch Guyanas  and in Venezuela.  Diamonds of fair size, but rather off color,  have also been found in the Potaro, Mazurini  and Barama districts, that is.through the whole  extent of the gold belt, showing that they are  widely distributed, and thus indicating that  valuable deposits of these gems may be discovered in the near future. A few sapphires and  some garnets have also been discovered, but  none of any value that I know of.  It is well, to bear in mind here that the ruby  has the same composition and crystaline form  as the sapphire, differing only from the latter in  color, and that where one is found the latter is  likely to occur, and also that rubies when large  and of fine quality, are of greater value than  diamonds. Beautiful red jasper is found in the  interior, and also milk white chalcedony.    Iron  occurs in many parts of the country, in large  deposits of hematite and limonite, and generally is well diffused amongst the rocks of the  country, the diorities and red slates being  specially rich in iron* Oxide of magnanese is  also plentiful, and the large boulders in the  creeks and rivers are frequently covered with a  coating of it, which shines like polished black  lead. Not one-hundredth part of the country  has been prospected, ^o that it is utterly impossible to conjecture what other valuable metals,  minerals, and precious stones may be discovered  in the future. With the exception of the coast  lands, and the sandstones and conglomerates of  high table lands of the interior, the whole country seems to be more or less auriferous.  In prospecting, a party of say 6 men, with one  large boat to carry tools and provisions to last 3  or 4 months, are required, and the total cost, including wages, will amount to $600 or $800. The  time required to reach the fields varies from 4  to 12 days according to the field chosen. A  prospecting license cost Is., and a placer claim  has an area of srfacres. No rent is charged for  the claims, but the government charges a  royalty of 90 cents, or 3s. 9d. per ounce on all  gold produced in the country.  British Guyana is within 14 days of England  by the present line of mail steamers, and with a  ^QQiLline of steamers it could easily be reached  urlO days.. ... . ��������� ������������������^������������������f:-:^:^ ������������������-.' v *  All the work here is done by blacks, and costs  on the average about ������1 per week each for food ;  and wages.   White mme^ not do the  work in this climate, and they could not exist  on the rate of wages paid to the negroes. But  for hardy and experienced nien, prospectors accustomed to hot climates and to roughing it,  with at least from ������200 to ������300 hard cash each,  there are good chances to make something  handsome. .    . . ������������������" " ��������� '"  A Tale of the Ozarks.  The Ozark mountains of Missouri present a  field for lovers of the curious which is not to be  found on this side of Old Mexico. The whole  country was at one time under the dominion of  the Spanish, when they first explored this part  of the continent, and their relics are to be  found all over the hills in the shape of excavations and old mines, and in many instances  their very tools are to be found just where they  left them 100 or 200 years ago. But it is not  only their relics and tools that are left as a reminder of the Spanish explorers, but they have  left legends and stories which have been handed  down with implicit faith from generation to  generation until they have become part of the  history of the country. '. v ~ . .-  About 18 miles soutwest of Galena, says the  St Louis Globe-Democrat, is an old Spanish  mine which is reputed to be rich with gold and  silver as well as with lead, and no man has had  the temerity to work the mine on account of  the story which is attached to it, and the certain uncanny feeling which is said to overcome  anvone who dares to profane the place with his  presence. The story is that in this mine great  riches were found by 7 men who were so overcome by their good fortune that they could not  agree as to the division of the find, but each was  eager to have the whole for himself, and the result was that one by one they were killed by  their companions until but one man was iett,  and then it is related that during the night he-  was set upon by the whole ghostly band and  was chocked to death by the spirits of the men  whom he had helped to murder.  -,���������**!  53  l.__.'.  *   '->$i  -'>"������  Z4-  14_srfi  ���������V>W  "ft v  frfX"  t'ftei  4 "If5.''  , -tA  *'-������S  a   tg    V*'  i K Xil  ������4S  "*_*_  l* id  0      1  ���������VI  -ly,  J Ci  .- HOT SPJHJTGS HEWS:  AIHSWOBTH, B. 0., SEPTEMBEB 7, 1892L  THE HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON WED.  ncsdays. and will be mailed to subscribers at the following  rates, payable in advance: One year $������ six months $2.50,  three months $1.50. Advertising rates given on application.  No communication or letter over an anonymous signature  will be printed        BOGLE <&������ WH ALLEY\ Proprietors.  ot: .Springs lottos.  0 '.,   v.  t   a  MINING   LAW  REFORM:  On all hands it is agreed that the Mineral act  of 1802 has worked irretrievable mischief to the  prospector; has reduced the mineral jurisprudence of this province to chaos, and has sown  the seeds of a crop of litigation which will eventually entail aserious tax upon the province's most  important industry. We have already pointed  out a few of its defects and some of the hardships it involves. It remains to show how these  all, or nearly all, spring directly or indirectly  from one central defect which vitiates the usefulness of the whole act, because it denies the  fundamental principles of mining and cuts off  the prospector from the full benefit of his discovery. Very little attention has, as yet, been  directed to this particular section of the mining  law, because, as in the case of the most deep-  rooted and dangerous diseases, its effects will  not be felt till the mining industry has more or  less arrived at maturity. We refer to the section which deprives the claim-owner of what  are known as extralateral rights.  To go back to first principles, what the prospector discovers is a mineral lode, that is to say,  a section of the earth's crust, of indeterminate  length, which may be of any width and which  descends at an indefinite angle for an indeterminate distance into the bowels of the earth.  This a correct theoretical definition of a lode.  -Practically, a lode may not be quite continuous,  the angle of descent may vary in the same lode,  the lode may even take an upward turn and  then go down again. But the mineral lode must be  legislated for according to its type, and eccentrics must be squared off by common sense as  they occur. It is impossible to make general  rules to cover every particular example.  We imagine that the prospector has a right  to what he discovers, in so far as his right does  not interfere with the rights of anyone else.  This is sound law from the time of Justinian  (we might say Adam ) downwards. It has been  judged expedient in the public interest to limit  the prospector's right in the length of his lode  to 1500 feet. Opinion has decreed, and law has  backed itUp, that this is a sufficient appropriation for one man. If a prospector were to claim  more than this he would come into collision  with the rights of other people. But the same  does not hold with regard to his claim in a vertical direction.  No one has a better right to the precious mineral beyond the side lines of his surface location  than the miner who has demonstrated its existence by following his lode down to so great'a  depth.  While the miner's right is thus clearly demonstrated we quite realise the difficulties which  led to the passing of an'act which denies that  right.    No question  has ever given rise.to so  much legislation as this matter of extralateral  rights in   mining.    The  subject is  involved in  much legal and practical obscurity, which has,  however, all arisen from the fact that the surface rights of the miner were considered as having something to-do with determining his extra-  lateral rights.    Which is not really so.    What  determines his rights is the length of the lode  contained within the boundary lines of his  claim. And according to the most enlightened  decisions of the U. S. mining courts the miner  is only entitled to work that section of the lode  bounded by lines drawn at right angles to its  general direction from the points of contact between the surface croppings of the lode and the  boundary lines of his claim. Thus the lode is  worked along its entire known length in parallel sections, which cannot interfere with each  other, and 'regarding which no dispute can arise  which cannot be settled by the instruments of  the mine surveyor.  In our own law it is the denial of those rights  which has given rise to the most monstrous  absurdities of the present system. It is that  which has led to a claim's being allowed 1500  feet width, a futile and foolish expedient, as the  apex of more than one lode is frequently to be  found within 1500 feet, and lode No. 2 may dip  .outside the claim within 50 or 100 feet.  The extraordinary size of a claim, again, has  made it difficult to6legislate that a prospector  should blaze a line round the boundaries of his  claim, because without a survey it is impossible,  even approximately, to define those boundaries.  And from the want of defined boundaries has  arisen all the trouble of overlapping claims and  the consequent confusion and possibilities of  fraud. The miners of this country must take  the matter up. They must see to it that a co^  herentand rational law regulates the industry  in which they have everything at stake.  SUMMONS.  In  the Supreme Court of British Columbia.���������Between John  A. Mara, plaintiff, and Yee Tong, defendant.  Whereas, John A. Mara of Kamloops, B. G., has commenced an action against Yee Ton������ of Nelson, B. C, in the  Supreme Court of British Columbia, by writ of that court  dated the 11th day of January, 1832, which writ itfindorsed  with a claim for $91.87 for debt and interest.  And Whereas, an order was made in this court on the  31st day of August, 1892, for substituted service on the  said Yee Tong by advertisement, in The Miner newspaper  for 3 successive weeks.  Notice is hereby given that the said defendant, Yee  Tong, is required to appear in this action within 8 days,  otherwise the action will proeeed against him, and judgment niay be given in his absence. The said defendant,  Yee Tong, may appear to the said writ by entering an appearance personally, or by his solicitor, at the otnee of the  district registrar of the Supreme Court at Kamloops, B. C.  FRED'K J. FULTON, of Kamloops, B. 6.,  Solicitor for the plaintiff, Jonn A. Mara.  Kamloops, B. C, 3rd September. 1892.  PI LOT BAY  The Smelting Establishment for the Nelson Division of West Kootenay  For information as to town lots, apply to  W,   M.   NEWTON, Resident Agent.  Hunt &��������� Dover,  JEWELERS  AND   WATCHMAKERS.  ARTHUR   E.   HODGINS,  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  GIVIL ENGINEEB AND AE0HITE0T,  Victoria St., Xext Door to Hotel l'luilr, \el.son, IS. ������;.  "w\. _r,_ oia:_E]ST_isr_E_i"Y"  AEOHITECT AND STJPEEMTENDENT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  Carney Building West Baker Street,  E. C. ARTHUR.  D.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  JOS. PARKIN  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason  Contracts taken for work at all points in  West Kootenay.  *">"*^**M*W"*"         ���������������������������^-������l        !���������!    ���������!���������_���������_���������������������������f������������������������_���������_���������������������������-������������������___________���������_________������������������������___���������HI. Hil ll_���������_���������p^������������������.      ������������������������������������    ���������___���������������������������!    I-IIW���������W  R. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING  ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All at^ays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, Vancouver, B. C.   Terms cash.  HORACE W. BUCKE  LAW   AND   CONVEYANCING  Office near       Urrltl..  Steamboat Landing.  KASLO, B.C.  O-   "W\    BTJSEZ,  Assoc, M. Inst. C. EM M. Can. Soc. C. E,  PROVINCIAL -i- LAND -{-SURVEYOR,  _3_A_I___r,OXJ_=e,   _3_   C_  Telephone Connection.  D. B. Boole,  Notary Public.  E. P. Whjlllky,  Notary Public  BOGLE & WHALLEY  00NVBYAN0EKS  INSURANCE AfiEHTS  All forms';of Agreements Drawn up.  MiaSTEIR.   BLOCK,   _3___.___I_e3__^   ST\.  ^_]L_IL_A._^    Xj_E_AJ_ST  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates Riven for work in.any town in  Kootenay I>ake Country.  LIME   FOtt   SALE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  The Balfour Trading Co.  H tLFOl It,    R.���������.  Merchants, Mining and Keal Estate  Agents.  A complete Stock of Merchandise and Miners' Supplies  Constantly on Hand.   We make a Specialty of  English Goods of  direct importation.  We have several very-desirable lots in Balfour for sale  JOHN FIELDING  CIVIL ENGINEER, PROVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR.  KASLO and  THE   MINER   OFFICE,   NELSON,   B.   C.  A. STOLBERG,  ASSAYER and CHEMIST,  AINSWORTH, B.C.  Is prepared to'assay all kinds of ore.   Copper assay by electrolysis.   All orders will receive prompt attention.  Next door to Ainsworth hotel.  J.  A.   KIItK  J.   F.  HITCH IK  J  Telephone 45.  Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  KIRK & RITCHIE  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office  over  Bank   of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C.  ^1  A THE MDfEE:   NELSON, B.  0., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBEE 10, 1892.  BAY  DEALERS   IN  Groceries, Liquors and Oigara  HIGHEST  CASH   PRICES  PAID   FOR   FURS.  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  3VC-A._R_A.    BLOCK:  <lti:_1I   (IF   THE   WORLDS   \EWS.  Live fish havr* recently safely been sent in the  mails from India to the British Museum.  Germany's new military bill reduces the term  of service, but adds 60,000,000 marks to the budget.    ���������  The British  war office   authorities   are  dis-  ���������pfiteh'ittK to India the first installment of the  improved magazine rifle.  An uprising in Bolivia is expected at any  moment. A very uneasy feeling exists everywhere throughout the republic..'  A new species of bear has been shot in Thibet.  The animal was chocolate colored, with a white  collar, and is quite unknown to naturalists.  The steamer Islander, lust returned from Alaska, brings word that tlie small-pox- has brokeu  out amongst the Indians. Precautious are being  taken to prevent the spread of the disease.  At a meeting of the Canadian cabinet on September 4, the cholera question was the subject  of discussion aiid it was decided to issue stringent quarantine regulations to meet the urgency of the ease.  Louis G. Brenan, the inventor of the^lamous  $55(1,(KK) torpedo, is by birth an Irn^rfitian, but  has spent much of his life in Australia, lie was  offered $850,(XX) for his torpedo by Russia but  preferred to sell it to England.  A report conies from Buenos Ay res that  $5(XMKXMKX) in currency passed through Celman's  hands while he was president of the Argentine  Republic, and that the country derived but little  benefit from it. This sterns to have been the  biggest game of bunco on record.  The total strength of the Chinese army is  about 6<XMXX)men,' of whom more than 200,000  are permanently stationed at Peking. The arms  of these troops are of the most primitive types  and consist principally of long spears and knives  secured to long poles, bows and arrows and clubs.  Moorish corsairs recently boarded and robbed  a Spanish trading vessel between cape��������� Juby and  Rio-Doro, and captured 11 of the 16 members of  the crew. After seeming the cargo the pirates  deserted- the ship. When the trader was boarded by the corsairs, five of the crew made their  escape in a boat which was subsequently picked  up at sea by the Spanish schooner Venguaza.  After rescuing the five men tlie vessel proceeded  to the spot where the .Jacob was attacked, a distance of 15 miles, and found lhe vessel had been  set adrift.by the pirates.  The-steamer -Kibe from Hamburg arrived'in  the Tyne, Kngland.- September 1, with one of  the otViccrs down with cholera. He was removed to the floating hospital provided for  cholera patients,' but died this morning^ Tlie  steamer has. been placed in quarantine. There  were reported throughout Russia on Friday  ;Kl_! new cases and HU1 deaths from cholera. In  'the city-of St. Petersburg 101* new cases and 10  deal lis* were reported yesterday. It should be  stated that tliese figures include only the cases  taken to hospitals. Compared with (he official  figures of Thursdav returns for. Russia show a  decrease of 2Stil new cases and OlSi deaths. The  steamer Clement arrived in the Mersey from  Hamburg, where 2 of her crew died from the  epidemic. On the voyage 7 others were attacked with the disease/ They landed at Falmouth, and the other 4 are still on board the  steamer. They are recovering and the vessel  has been placed in quarantine.  Princes who cannot Borrow*  In regard to the Prussian royal family there  is an excellent law, No royal prince is allowed  to borrow* and no one is allowed to lend money  to him. If any one does lend he cannot recover.  Acting on this law, Frederick the Great never  repaid any Prussian who had lent him money  when he was heir to the throne, for he deemed  that such a person had not only violated the law  but ought to lose his money for having done an  improper action. Were one of the English  princes to borrow money, and an application to  be made to parliament to repay it, the strong  probability is that the house of commons would  follow the example of Frederick the Great.  w. J. WILSON.  W. PERDUE.  WILSON & PERDUE,  PROPRIETORS OF  EAT MARKETS  NELSON AND AINSWORTH.  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   Office   and   Market,   11  East   Baker Street.  Ainsworth  Market,  Spragne  Street.  O. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S.        M.E.  J. H. GrRAY,^  PERRY, GRAY & DAYYS  CIVIL AND  MINING  ENGINEERS.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  NOTARY PUBLIC, CONVEYANCING.  R. H. CAVILL,  Late of Swansea. .  ___^SS__=3-JL       O Jb_ '-t! TC-JU-  Mining properties reported on.  Mines bonded and developed.  OFFICES:   Room ._,��������� Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria. Opposite Hotel Phair, Nefson.  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   NORDHEIMER   PIANOS,  BELL  ORGANS  SINGER  SEWING   MACHINES  Tuning and Repairing promptly attended to.   Prices Reasonable.  jT_____rao_rw__is, M.E., fc&  Member of the Institution of Mining- and Metallurgy, Kng., and of the  American Institute of 5lining Engineers. &c.  < <MH������ AIfoert St., Ottawa.)  Reports on Mines and Mineral Properties.  HOTEL PHAIR, NELSON.  J. R. WILLIAMS,  Lie  ieentiato of the Roval College of Physicians of London;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.        Telephone 40.  ������. F. Teetzel & Co.  DEALERS IN  DRUGS  PATENT MEDICINES,  toilet Articles, etc.  MALI, TAPERS, and FISHING TACKLE,  RAYMOND       SEWIXG       MACHINES      Ui      STOCK.  Cor. East _^^;-^M^Ward Streets;  Telephone 36.  aiMR & WELLS'S  IN>stoffice Store, Nelson, It. C.  CLOTHING  AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  PATENT   MEDICINES  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE   ONLY.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co,  Nelson an<l Revelstoke,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE:  No. 4 Houston __ Ink Building, Josephine Street*  FRED J. SQUIRE,  MERCHANT TAILOR,  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.  _P_=iia_-_S TO STXIT T_______ a?i_yc_33  n  -  &  _  0    I  kMl  **4  1   'fall  :, wj  '-   <������*%)  I'll,  u*-*  ������_'i ���������*"  ������JKS  VIA   -j������l,  ( "Ik  T3������  if  ft  "A  4 ii  **������ ���������-<���������  ;f  v'"!  f  si  "i mump  4  /  HOT SPEINGS NEWS:   AINSWOETH,  B. 0., SEPTEMBER 7, 1892.  0:  SALE   OF   TOWN   LOTS!  Columbia  Railway Nav. Co.  II______>r_D    DEPABT__:E_>rT,    __T_������!XiSO__T-  -J>  This Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms.   Rebate Given for Good Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOR PM__0TJI__ES APPLY    -   -    F.   FLETCHER, LAND COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. 0.  KASLO   NOTES.  Buchanan & Dawes have bought lots 13 and  14, block3.  Messrs. Fielding and Bucke have move������d into  their new offices on Front street.  D. Giles has bought lots 19 and 20, block 5, on  Front street, and is building an office there  which he intends to use himself as a real estate  and ui in ing broker's office.  Three mines aroe now shipping ore regularly���������  the Whitewater,0Best and Dardanelles, the first  installment of the last named reached Kaslo on  the 7th inft. consisting of 2600 pounds of steel  galena, averaging in value $500 to $600 per ton.  , Messrs. Hendry and Ewen, the managing directors of the Kaslo townsite company, arrived  on Tuesday last, and on Wednesday evening attended a large mass meeting of the citizens of  Kaslov called to put the finishing touches to the.  wagon road project. Mr. S. S. Baillie made a  long speech, describing the present situation of  the mine-owners on the Kaslo-Slocan divide, and  avowing for himself and others their intention  to send their ore out by^ay^Of Nakusp if a  wagonr road from there is put in,.and .'no attempt  is made to improve tlie present means of transport to Kaslo. Several other gentlemen spoke,  all agreeing in insisting on the importance of  pushing through the proposed road, and urging  the representatives of the townsite company to  supplement the amount already subscribed by  the citizens by a donation large enough to ensure the road "being built, at any rate, as far as  Bear lake this fall. The matter was eventually  referred to a small committee to talk it thoroughly over with messrs. Hendry and Ewen.  The resnit of the conference is seen in the advertisement for tenders published in this week's  Miner. Kaslo has had a hard and a long fight  of it, but by sheer pertinacity she is at last  within measurable distance of getting what she  wants, and what will, she firmly believes, ei^  sure her rapid and continuous growth.  Kaslo Itoad Meeting.  A very enthusiastic meeting to discuss the  prospect of raising sufficient funds to construct  a wagon road from Kaslo city to the mouth of  Cody creek, in the Slocan country, was held tit  that city on Thursday evening at the Presbyterian church. About 250 persons were present,  including in that number messrs. Hendry and  Ewen of the townsite company, and a great  many of the prominent mine-owners in the  Kaslo-Slocau region. All parties seemed inclined to be liberal in their subscriptions to the  proposed road. The citizens of Kaslo had  signed negotiable notes to the amount of $10,-  000. The townsite company expressed a willingness to give about an equal amount, and the  different mine-owners expressed an opinion  that an equal amount of subscriptions, to be  paid in ore from their body, could be obtained.  Altogether, it looks as if the wagon road may  be built. _____ ____  PKOYINCIAL   NEWS.  Yesterday morning a destructive fire occurred  whereby the British Golumbia Iron works, Vancouver, one of the largest and most prosperous  industrial establishments of the city, was completely destroyed, and at present time, with the  exception of the company's offices, the whole of  the buildings, machinery, ������������������etc., are in ruins.  Encouraging news is brought from Yale by  William Teague. There are at present about 25  men doing development work and prospecting  on-. Si wash creek. On several claims assessment  work is finished, and the owners are now turning their attention to searching for new lodes.  l_ord Haghen, said to belong to one of the  first families in the peerage of Ireland, has been  arrested for vagrancy in New West.minster and  sent to the common jail for 2 months. His lordship was at one time inspector in the Royal  Irish constabulary, and still draws a handsome  pension for past services, which, however he  squanders on drink almost as soon as received.  When under the influence of liquor the old constabulary spirit asserts itself in him and he  stays up whole nights in some dark corner waiting to arrest an imaginary offender.  The Tomb of Elciiriug.  During the cruise last year of the Aleut, a  schooner attached to the Russian Siberian flotilla, the officers of that vessel landed on Behr-  ing island in search of the grave of the discoverer of those straits. The bones of Behring and  his companions in misfortune were found buried  beneath a simple cairn of rough stones carelessly piled. The officers resolved to replace the  cairn by a more worthy memorial, and on their  return to Vladivostock a collection was set on  foot among the officers of the Siberian squadron, with the result that a handsome and durable granite toombstone, surmounted by ah  iron cross, has now been completed. The memorial will be transported from Vladivostock  and placed over the lonely grave on Behring  island next month. Captain Vitus Behring, as  is well known, was a Dane by birth, but was in  the Russian naval service when his important  discovery was made in-1728. He died Decern-.,  her 4, 1741 (������>.S.), from scurvy, on Behring island, where lie and "his coiripanions had sought  refuge after the foundering of their ship.  DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby givon that the unregistered partnership  heretofore existing between HENRY ANDERSON and  JOHN L. RETALLACK, agents, of Ainsworth, B. C, is  by mutual consent this'day dissolved. The business will  be conducted as before by HENRY ANDKRHON alone.  H. ANDERSON.  JOHN L. RETALLACK.  Ainsworth, September 5th, 1802,.-  We have in stock a car of rattan and willow goods, just  received. ��������� JAS.  McDONALD & CO.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  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 REVSBECIL  Nelson, 8th August, 1892.  DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  subsisting between us, the undersigned, as owners of the  steamboat Ainsworth, on Kootenay lake, has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing to the said  partnership are to be paid to David Bremner of Ainsworth, and all claims against the said partnership are to  be presented to the said David Bremner, who assumes all  the liabilities.  Dated at Ainsworth this 20th day of August, A. ]>., 1802.  Witnesses: I").  BHEMNER,  O. H. Burden, SAMUEL LOVATT, ���������  J. HiKscir. VV. JEVONS.  _nt____so2st :__:__ _a.t :__:___:_?,:__:__ t  FLOUR, FEED, and HAY.   GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS.   HAMS and BA00N.  DEY GOODS, KEADY-MADE CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, and CAPS.  fishing t_a.o___:__-___ ______t_d :F^___isra3r GOODS.  ~W~  i  IIEIR,

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