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 HOT  NEWS  NUMBER 46.  AINSWORTH, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1892.  TEN CENTS  Tin-: KooTF.vt-- roivniv.  '. ?_  1*  I  I  The following is tin* first of a series/if articles  from   the1  pen of V. Phillips-Woiley, editor of  tlu������ Victoria Daily News,   who  recently  spent  some time in the country.   So many people who  have   hern   here  of late  have been prejudiced  against the country (either through having  bought wild-eat claims, or through not having  found good prospects lying around, waiting to  be located hy the first man who comes'along)  that it will be interesting to hear the opinion of  a man, unbiased, who ha* seen that about  which lie writes :  ** There are more roads than one into the  Kootenay mining district, but for men on this  side, the one way via the C. P. It., Revelstoke,  the lakes and Robson is good enough. The 0.  P. U. always manages to cater both for a man's  mind and lor his body. To the mind, through,  the eye, the great, railroad offers"a 11 that is best  in'Canadian scenery, and to the stomach it of-  , fer* about as good cooking as you will meet  with outside the big cities.  ������������������ There is only one great fault that I have to  find with the C. P. R. Being a Canadian line it  is a little too bad that it carries with it none of  that ambrosial liuid known a* Canadian "rye,"  We don't believe,that either inr. Abbott ���������or any  of the. other magnates who direct the fortunes  of the C. P. R. are bitter teetotallers ; we refuse  to imagine that any of them have a personal  antipathy to the mild and .innocent,fluid, hut if  theyhaVe, we would beg them to waive their '  Kcrupl^S'for once and let r.ngli>h, Scotch, Welsh  and Canadians, and men of all other nationalities enjoy their harmless drop of toddy on the  .dining' cars. Even C. P. R. scenery would  look better by moonlight to men ''gom' th,*o'  the rye."  kt We have pledged ourselves to'write the  truth, the whole truth and nothing but the  truth concerning this trip of ours, and that |  being so we are bound lo admit that if the j  hours of waiting to be spent at Revelstoke could j  he somewhat curtailed it would- be a (list iuet ;  gain tot ravel lers. ;  ** Revelstoke is built like a town which is not i  at one, either with itself or the C. P. R. from j  which it wanders away as far as the Columbia \  will let. In design Rcve.stoke reminds one of a j  Russian village, with one and only one interim- j  liable sheet.* The only sign of enterprise and ;  lifeabout it are. the real "esttile agents1 placards j  which blossom out amongst the burnt pine j  stumps and the bale, -while/ boulders. The j  'energy "and' vigor of the. country has rushed j  111 rough, the 'tow,n hf spend itself in the/moun- .A  tains bevond, and all that r t* ma ins is a forlorn j  population which spends, its time in whittling j  and smoking *; T & 1} " tobacco and expectorat- j  ing with nice precision over the floors of the ;  saloons.. ��������� 'j  ���������'." We were glad indeed when the lime came to   j  got on  board the (Vdumbia <S: Kootenay Steam-���������]  Navigation -company's, steamer   and ..join; the  'i  stream   which Hows steadily towards the miu-   \  ing camps.    There is not lung to fnid fault with  of/these boats.    On  the contrary t he ���������accommodation is excellent and the- table as good as the'  'accommodation,    whilst     the' ot.Hci.als ...are,:sti.  obliging that they will even  "dump"' a passenger who is kern about   sport  at any point of i he .;  route 'which   takes   bis   fancy  and  llmro are a  'o-ood rnanv   pones  at   winch  a n.a.n wuh a rule-  might d(^ welt .to '-alight'.  '.Of'course the scenery. ;  is 'beautiful.     Columbia   lakes  and   mountains   ;  are sullieient ly well  known to need  no doscrip-   :  tion   here,   and   yet   these points   like   the   Oeer--.  park point for iii.stance. which,  when the sun is  making the Ink" look ..like a. great  jewel throb-   \  bi.iig with lib','catch  audi arrest even the eye of   :  incn   well   used   to  1 he   beaut ie.s of. Columbian   i  scenery.     11" ever  there  was  an ideal spot for. a  hmrters   camp   in   September,   when   the   deer   \  carry   their a lit lers just   fresh  from the.velvei,    I  and the trout are well  on  the rise, it is here on   j  the Arrow lake.    A   talk with  mr. Clousho on   I  the wav  in  from   Revelstoke. elicited t he in for-  mat ion   that   although   the  season was so late  that the real rush of miners had not yet commenced the tri-weekly boats carried an average  of 25 travellers per trip. The majority of the  prospectors go in, it seems, from the Spokane  side; a large number of those who go in from  Revelstoke being traders, and the total immigration from the States being much larger than  that from Canada. The Americans are more  addicted as a race to min|ng than the Canadians, and their past history has done much to  foster and develope such tastes.  " Early on the morning after our start we  passed the townsite of Nakusp, near the southern end of Upper Arrow lake. This point appears likely to he of very considerable importance iu the near future, as it will be the western end of the shortest trail from the Upper  Arrow lake into Slocan, the distance, between  the 2 points being only 18 miles. The townsite  is well adapted for the pin pose to which it has  been dedicated, and a few temporary habitations had already been erected when we passed  through, while V pack train way running between the lake and the .summit, at which point  Jack Walsh, the owner of the pack train, has  opened a small ho.el. The trail is said to he a,  good one as far as it goo's, but up to the middle  of this month it had'not been carried through  to the Slocan lake, although the gold commissioner, captain Fitz Stuhbs, had made the journey from end to end. From the eastern cud of  ih'e trail to El Dorado (the principal town in  Slocan, and the nearest to the mines) is.a distance of 8 miles by boat, and there is a house  belonging to mr/ Madden upon the lake at  which boats, beds or a square meal can be oh-,  tained. The fact that an Indian came on board  at Nakusp with four freshly killed helir skins,  j-peakes volumes for the place as a sporting  center. It was Saturday night when we passed  along the Robson & Nelson railway on our way  KILLED   BY   <iOLI>   I>l!VT,  was not a man amongst them who did not believe as firmly in the futuie of the. Slocan country as in the future of that great republic from  which most of them hailed. Summed up  roughly, the gist of public opinion expressed by  men met by us on our way in came to this.  There is plenty of ore and very valuable.ore at  that in Western Kootenay, hut the fact that-  none is being brought out is beginning to shake  the confidence of the men who have not Iven in  the country.to see .for'.themselves.. The heavy  cost of -freight from .the..,'..mines; ��������� the lack of  means', of ���������transportation' to the -.smelters ; the  want of smelters on /the spot, and the duly of  $30 per ton on lead, are the chief obstacles in  the way of the development of the mines.  Luekil v Mil these obstacles seem likely to diminish. Freight from the Silver King, for instance,,  is very different now to what it was when the  first shipment of ore was made from it and the  erect ion of such smelters as the Hendryx smelter at Pilot bay will do much to simplify the  posit ion.  Still it is the.opinion-of-many competent men  j hat' the mine owners are somewhat to blame  for holding, their property- like, town lots, wait  ing. for a Vise, instead -of getting in and doint  some development work themselves. If a mine  is a. good one, it is 'Worth' working, if not it is  not ''worth buvi.ng is the coinnient of many outsiders and it ' is a .comment'which requires a  practical answer. All men at any rate-are tlmr-  oughlv agreed that the sale (^f the. Hall mine to  a strong company which will at once take it in  hand and develop it and -ship ore out .-of 'the  eountrv. will be the best thing 'that could happen to'the Nelson district and the signal for a .;,  great deal'more'mining activity'all rouiul. It  Is pleasant to remember that the news of the  completion of such a sale seems daily expected  by men ���������most likelv to he well informed on tho  subject." At anv rate of our own knowledge we  can' sav that a' first-class expert from the old  count iv and a first-class mine are now together  on the Toad mountain, and if there is no deal i.s  the result, it can only  have split over terms.  From news brought from the Rock Creek  mining districts there is little doubt left in the  minds of his friends that'Morris Moss has been  made away with. It is thought he never left  Spokane after his return there from the Rock  Creek mine. He had a large amount of gold  dust upon his person at that time, and it is  thought that he was killed by some of the hard  characters that infest the city of Spokane, or  had been followed from Marcus and murdered  in Spokane.   ,  About the middle of June mr. Moss Jeft Victoria for the Rock Creek mine, of which he is a  part owner, intending to be gone H days. He  arrived at the mine in good health and was  there for the washup. He received th** dii>t  yielded therefrom from mr. Hey wood, amounting to a large sum; the exacts alnount is not  known, but it reaches into the thousands.  From Rock Creek he went to Marcus, a small  town in the state of Washington and a former  terminus of the Spokane & Northern railway.  He hft Rock Greek June 22nd, and reached  Marcus several days later. Since then nothing  has been heard of hiiu "whatever.       :      ,  Mr. Moss has many friends in Marcus, and in  reply to telegrams making inquires as to his.  wh/reahouts, telegraphed that they knew?  uothing about him, except that .he had arrived,  in Marcus in good health. t. ,\     ,  At Rock Creek it was generally supposed that, ;;, /   f||j  mr; Moss had gone: direct   to   Victoria.    Mr.'/j^Sl^  <-l  ���������*&.  -'it  _' 'i it -i%gj  I *_f! ������  - >i --^fi  _*___jkia  he  because 'the  parties  day afternoon. Last evening he, in '-company, ,.%���������^a?#  with a number of inr, Moss's friends, talked the /^ru^  matter over. Thev are all about convinced that  their friend has been foully dealt with. They  say, however, that there is just one chance that  he may be safe. That is, at Marcus he determined'to go up to Kootenay, and with that intention would have gone hy train to Little  Dalles, and thence by"steamer into the Kootenay district.  Mr. Moss was a man easily approached and  easv to become friendly with a stranger. It is  feared, he let his identity and connection with  the Rock Creek inine,;themqst successful one  of the year, heconie known, and lost his life in  consequence."' -���������:"/' .'��������� '/"/���������'..���������-//.���������".;'/'������������������/'.  ���������ifetective, Miller has: :beeh engaged by the  friends of mr./Moss, and he left for Marcus to  investigate the case on Friday. ,A report from  him is heiiig anxiously looked; for.;  Morris:'Moss is perhaps the best known individual in British Columbia. For 30 years he  has lived and done business in the province all  the way from Cassiar to Victoria. As a fur  buyer and trader he won an en viable reputation  for honesty and fair dealing. He was Victoria  agent and buver for Leihes <fc/Co., San Francisco, and part Owner of the Laura Creek Mining  Company,   which   owns   the   Rock   Creek  mine.  Mr. Leihes of gan Francisco, anxious over the  non-arrival of his old friend and trusted agent,  has been in V ictoria for some days and lias been  transact ing t he business which inr. Moss usually  does for him.  aiood tor ^liKMfOO.  "The most valuable autograph in the world  is J hat of Shakespeare/'said a dealer. -There  are oulv three genuine autographs of Shake-  fspeare in existence, and those are altogether  out of the market. Bring me a genuine Shakespeare and I'll undertake to pay you $5CMXX).  yes. tfl(H'UKX), for it within a year. It ...might  ���������101/ sell immediatelv for a very large sum, but  it would be sure to do so as soon as collectors  were satisfied as to its genuineness and became  properly excited about it." HOT SPEDTGS NEWS:   ABTSWOETH, B. C, JULY 20, 1892.  * _  1        !  - r  i   :  r  ���������j*    ~  ji^-.  Ml _  I'  ft:  IT  1  ' -  1?  1'^    '   ,  "  1-  ' 7'  *  1"           1  . [     '  n  *  ���������".  7V/������ HOT SPRINGS NEWS IS PUBLISHED ON WED-  nesdays, and toil I be mailed to subscribers at ''the.fbllo-iving  rates, payable in advance: Otie year $4, six "months. $2.50,  three months $1.50. Advertising rates gh*en on application.  No communication or letter over an -anonymous signature  will be printed. BOGLE & WHALLEY, Proprietors.  THE    IVOR KINGMAN'TALES.  The Homestead troubles and the riots in :"the  Cceur (TAleiies point to a condition of affairs in  some branches of American industry which has  only to become general to menace not only industry as a  whole but the  very fabric of the  nineteenth century civilization^ which is based  on industry.    And there is much to show that  this condition of affairs is becoming general,  pot in the steel and mining industries alone, but  in ail the industries of the continent.    "There  " is a tendency," says the advisory board of the  Homestakestrikers,04*to concentrate business in  " the hands of a few men, giving theq^a des-  ��������� *-* potic power over tl^eir employes, who const.-'  *' tutie, the great mass of the people, and instead,  '** of this power meaning 'the right of employers  " 'to manage their own business,' it is coming to  "mean-*the right to manage the whole coun-  *"'fcry;?" which amounts to this, that monopolists'are being erected by some process or other)  in all trades;  that the principles of competition  are  being set aside, and that those trade uich  nopQlists are#also becoming the monopolists of  power and can make and unmake laws to protect themselves.    Everyone admits that this is  so.    But Republicans sayT it is in spite of high  tariff,  and  the  Democrats that it   is   because  of it.      And the   probability   is   that   neither  are    right. ���������   Because    the    same   process    is  noticeable,    not     so     marked,     perhaps,    but  still   distinctly    noticeable   among   the   industries of G reat Bri tai u, where; the free trad e con -  troversy   has    long    been    relegated    to    the  academic discussions of antiquarians and other  unpiacticle   people;   and   after all it   .matters''  little what  the Democrat'or Republican says.  The workman,, as a.  workman, is the man directly affected and as soon as he knows he is  being hurt be has the power to make opinions  on the question carry weight.    And 'whether he  knows it or not he is drifting slowly hut steadily  towards  the   principles   of   socialism*    The  Homestead strikers declare that the employes  and  the public   have equitable  rights in state  protected industry, and thatthe public interest  is a higher consideration than the private property, even of a millionaire; monopolist.    The beginning of  the  10th  century  is  forever  made  famous bv the revolution of industry, caused 'by  the introduction of machinery   and   the practical  application  of  the  principles  of political  economy.    It is a curious speculation  whether  the 20 th is to be ushered- in .by a -practical ���������application of the principles of socialism backed  by  the power of the mob.  require explanation.    We hear much of a railway system connecting Slocan with the outside  by way of Nakusp,  and also of a railway into  the mineral belt by way of Kaslo.   But we are  likely to hear a great deal more about them lie-  fore we see thetn.    Projected railways.'have a  curious habit of being delayed from spring to  autumn and from autumn to spring, and it is so  ea������yt^> construct railwaf^s in the jhnagination  and so difficult to obtiiin capital to bring them  into  existence,   that a  railway's  being  talked  about   is no  guarantee that  it   will   he   built.  And in the meantime while0 the  Arrow  Lake  railway,   the   Crow's   Nest   Pass  rr.ilway  and  the Kaslo-Slocan  railway and  the Fort Sheppard  & Nelson   railway   are   slowly   materialising it  would   not be  a   bad   thing   to"  have  a navigable  river by means  of which   to tap  the Slocan country.    We believe that the water  ways of the country- a?'e controlled by tin* Dominion government.    Why should not the Dominion government at least go so far as to investigate the feasibility  of this scheme.    We  are supposed here in Kootenay to be more or  less undeveloped rebels and disaffected persons.  It is a great mistake.    We are, according to our  lights,   loyal to   the  best  interests  of Canada.  Aud if the Dominion government  would do a  little towards exercising the functions of government in  some other \yays than by refusing  railway charters our relations  with the east,  and out opinion of it, would improve.  j. A. KIRK  J. F.  RITCHIE  I  KIRK & RITCHIE  Dominion    and    Provincial , 'Land  Surveyors. ,   ������  Office  over   Bank    of   British   Columbia,    Xelson,   B.C.  ARTHUR   E.   HODGINS,  (A.���������__. dan. Soc. C. E.)    .  GIYIL ENaiNEEB, AM) AEGHITEGT,  Victoria St., Sext floor lo Hotel Fhair, Selsou, II. *'.  ARCHITECT AND SUPEEIilTE^DENT.  Plans furnished on 'application.-and estimates given free.  Carney Building West--Baker Street.  >  FRANK, B. HARPER,  ������������������    NELSON, B. C.  ^-E^C-Ses, our o?x-a:-E3 yioi_i]Nr-  Music���������'furnished for all occasions.  ;. G. ARTHUR, M. Dc  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoitciieni:,  Telephone 4a. Office: dStanley and Victoria Stress  COULD  MADE  THE   SLOCAN   RIVER:. BE  NAVIGABLE?  This is a question  which it is our business to  ask, not to answer.    The answer could Only be  given   by an engineer  who had   made'a proper  study of tiie river.    But  numbers  of  practical  men who have travelled up'and down the river  and are  familiar with its features have maintained that it could  be  made navigable at comparatively    small     expense.      The    advaning.es  which   would   accrue  to   the   whole  Kootenay  country   from   having   Slocan   lake  connected  with   the   Columbia,  e\:   Kobtonav   railway,   bv  means of a navigable stream,, are too obvious to  "G_   ~vr.   BUSK,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. K., XI.. Can. Sue. C. F. J  PROVINCIAL -:- LAND'-!- SURVEYOR  J3J?i_X_.ir,OXJ_R3   33-   O.  Telephone Connection.  JOS. PARKIN  './"'NELSON,; B.C.'  Plasterer,  Bricklayer and  Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken  for  work  at  ail   points   in  West Kootenay.  Nelson Sash, Blind & Door  ���������������������������:���������'���������'.; -^_A.OTp'.iR"3r   '.  Store Fixtures and Stair BuiMijig a Specialty.  D. McOallum & Co., Proprietors.  J^^Ii^lTYURNER,  Nki.son, h. c.  PIANOS AND ORGAXS TUNED AND  REPAIRED.  R. J. MOWAT & CO.  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  (  always on hand for <t ore littih^n, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract 1o erect all kinds of buildings and iniarantce  satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine: and Blult sts.  B, C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United State**.;)-  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER,  Properties reported on. All assay's uratertaken. Furnaces and cwiJct'i-trntiiiK plants planm.*d und erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought'and sold. Box  T31, Vancouver, B. C.   Terms cash.  EEINALH k SKINNER.  Contractors and Builders,  ':: ''.ainsworth, b. o. '. ���������  The above ilrni wilt, contract for all' kinds of carpeider  work. Plans and specifications .furtushed on sliort not ice.  All kinds of..'mi'-iing and null work attended to.  ^^^^^^^^^^  JJj;  ,iI\^WOEtTHv  15. ������V ��������� ������������������-  Drills arid Medieines.- Wall  I 'a j������er. Paints and Oils,  . To'hacco and Cigars, Fishing Ta,ekle,  Stat '..ionery, -etc.  Carpenter a Pack Train  ;        Packing from ,'Kldora.do to the Mines,  xu^rrxi}   2   CDxiiiS'Tfs   _a_   jpoxjjsttd.  Orders at Hunter &  .dc!Cinnon's or K. C. ('arp<'nt.e;r, Kldo-  rado (...']{���������>', or th:���������'���������>���������'!gh <li.'-"c! irorn' Nelson incrclinnts.  Telephone-lo.-  J. R. WILLIAM; ..  Lieenl iate of 'the I loyal College of Physicians of Lundoti  _\Iembeivof the K03.il ColJe.-,re of .Surgeons of ���������IC'ii^-Jand.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  A.S.TOL  Ad.^A 1 jdja; anci  WARD   a   DICKEY  of    " >n Francisco.  A8BAYEES,  WEST BAKER STREET  ,\ n\ pi'i'pMi'rd lo a^>,.;iy all -kinds of ore   .[VI ine< rxajnined  olio' rcpoiMi <i on.    Orders will rort.-ive-nrompi ���������;������;tenl ion.  ^-.x.L.A.isr   X-__������i_A_asr  Plastorer and Bricklayer  Will < on! ra.<i  tor all kinds of work.'    M;itrrials fnrni.-'hed  an<i esiinia; es txi \ en for work in-any town  in  Knot cony  Lake ('ount ry.  At' N<'!noi!   and   Pilot.   Pay  or delivered at any point-on  the'.lake in any quanlily.   .Address P.( >. hox  IT, Nelson.  ��������� hft  CHEMIST,  AIXSWCPT1L B. ('.  jirc.^iared lo assay all kinds of ore.    Poppera>say by oleo-  troiy.-is.    .All orders will receive prompt a! tent Ion.  Next door to Ainsworth holed.  Merchants,  complete'   S  ( 'oiisi.;t nl 1\  Jiaiiour  ���������   B_..5;a.r  Ivlminic  aiicl  Co,  Trading  Eoul   Estate   .Agents.  w  ������'������������������ ha \'c  1)  -vera.l  ���������n-\i   of  .vlcreh.andi-e   and   M inej-.-/ :-ij])plies  00   U.and.    We 'make  a   Specialty   of  iiopor. a t i<m..  (,'  m n  J  \ 'i'l'V    <  Ot     OK"'.  ['���������-di'alde  1:>7- in   Balfour for sale HOT SPRINGS NEWS:  AINSWOETH, B. 0., JULY 27, 1892.  K.M'K.   K.4ST.  J.ieiitenaiit^overnor Koyal is at Calgary look-  in jj; into smallpox matters. "  The legislative assembly of the N. W. T has  been called to meet on August 2nd.  In the shooting ilt B.sh*y, f(���������. the Graphic  prize lieutenant Uevelie of the 22nd battalion,  Canada, made the highest possible score.  Over $4000 worth of watches in the Toronto  warehouse of the Waterbury Watch cnnipanv  have been siezed by the customs on a charge of  under-valuatioh.  In {he shooting at Bisley, July 19, Canada  secured J of the 120 prizes in the daily Graphic  cup compel ion. Stall* Sergeant Og^. of Guelph,  made a score of 20 points and got 5(5th place.  Hun, mr. Amherst of New South Wales, is in  Montreal, en route to Great Britain. He is the  grand nephew of general sir Jeffrey Amherst,  who received the capitulation of French Canada  in 1720.  Montreal has not placed inspectors on the  Canadian Pacific trains from the Pacific coast,  but the mayor says on the first indication of  danger all trains will be inspected and quarantine regulations enforced.  , <  ���������Enquiry has been niade as to the rumor about  lord Stanley's resignation ass governor-general.'  Assurance was given that it was entirely conjectural and  unfounded and that  there'was   no  truth whatever in the story.  at  'Crops'in Indian Head and Regina district are  fairly well advanced, good healthy growth, hut  shorter straw than last year. Hai'vest promises  to be as early as last season, and on well prepared land good returns may be expected.  A terrible storm swept .over the township of  Oconabee July 15th, doing great damage. A  , large number of barns and farm houses were  blown down or unroofed, horses and cattle*  killed -and. crops destroyed. Several persons  were struck by living timbers and seriously in-  j u red.  Cheese shipments from Canada to the old  country, this year, are going to heatthe record.  The value of the, cheese shipped, so far, is $2,-  500,000. Up to July 10, some 453,01)0 boxes were  exported, against 392,000 boxes for 1 he same  time last year. Great Britain is taking all the  cheese Canada can send.  A prominent Montreal gentleman, now in  Ilalilax, says that a big possibility exists of the  C. P. H. buying up the Springhill mines; that  in fact, negotiations are .now going on with that  endin View, aud with every possible chance of  a transfer. The most of the stock of the Spring-  hill Mining company is owned in Montreal and  by parties interested in the Canadian Pacific.  The British government is again insist ing that  Canada shall fulfil her part of the contract in  putting the naval station at .Ksqiumalt, B.C., in  a state of defense, for which purpose minister of  militia, Howell, will leave for the coast next  week. It is understood that over ^IJKXMKKl will  he expended on the fortifications and defences  of British Columbia. The British government  has also drawn attention to the deplorable condition of the Lake short1 defenses.  Bepresentntives from Manitoba cities and  towns have been invited to a convention at  (Jrand Porks, North Dakota, September 1 and  2. 1o discuss reciprocity between the United  Slates and Canada. The commercial bodies of  St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, Detroit. Buffalo  and other border cities on both sides of the line  will be represented. An extension of the trade  relations, lake''navigation and the deep water  channel to the sea will be the leading questions  discussed.  .Th-r.i-K'ooiiiv  The"origin of a late crazy song is thus disposed  of by Augustus Dunlap: "The stories about  the origin of " Ta-ra-ra/boom-de-ay " are gett ing  quite amusing, and so many have had claim to  being the discoverer or'..composer of it, that the  mystery is almost as deep as-the authorship of  " Beautiful��������� Siiow/' In the long long ago I saw  the original [mem of "'Beautiful Snow*' in poor  mi', Watsons hand writing and read it in Harpers' Weekly, and before that time even 1 hoard  "Ta-ra-ra. boom-do-ayy' I have watched the  paragraphs    Boating   on '-the -crest   waves    of  BRITISH   COLUMBIA  IRON  WORKS,  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler  Makers,   and   Manufacturers  of  All  Classes of Machinery.    Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   MIXIFAITIKEKS   OF   THE  Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such a������ Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet and other  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  FOISTING ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES.  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOTTVEB, B. 0.  J. ������. CAMPION,  Secretary-Treasurer.  i   i  d. E. W. MACFARLANE.  Manager.  journalism, and for 6 months waited for one,  of many that could tell, to come forward. Not  being myself as old as to remember the advent  of the song in America, I can only tell what I  heard About its importation, which was neither  from France nor England, but from Africa, for  the song is **negro" in every eretail. There  lives upon the west coast of Africa a tribe of  hardy seafaring black men, known all over the  South, West Indies and South America as Kru  men. They were unlike the other slaves capture^! and brought over in many particulars.  Their noses were not flat, no "nigger.driver."  ever drove them to any great extent, they did  not as a rule mix with the other slaves, and  could he implicity trusted both on land an(J at  sea. They were magnificent sailors, and as sailors were ** worth more," hence they were mostly*'  employed on the water���������one of their conditions  being,'if free, that they should be allowed to see  boom-de-avc," and with the 4 boom' all would  give a mighty pull, just as any other sailor today pulls when singing. The negroes at the  docks of New Orleans caught the refrain and 50  years ugo it had reached far into Louisiana,  where a Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay was shouted when  anything was to be hoisted at the sugar mills.  People that knew New Orleans ever 20 years  ago, and "looked over" Mahogany hall, on  Basin street, must remember the song, and  many thousand people must have heard .it, at  least"a dozen years ago. as sung by a negress in  St. Louis. "Ta-ra-ra-boom-de-ay" means "easy,  easy, up she goes,"���������and there you are, all reports to the contrary notwistanding."  LD  CITY  Slocan Like at mouth of Carpenter  HUNTER & McKIMOTT  DEALERS IN  GENERAL   MERCHANDSSE  AND   MINERS'  SUPPLIES.  all the mines ho far-discovered in Slocan district,'and is  easily accessible from Nelson cither summer or winter,  being distant but IK) miles.  HALF  SLOGAN   RIVER.  E  )'  THI..OX-LV  STOPS'!XU   PL.-U'E   OX   SLOCAX   KIVEBl  GOOD  ACCOMMODATION FOR THE   PUBLIC   ON THEIR   WAY  TO    SLOCAN   LAKE.  The Bar is Stocked with the Best of Liquors and Cigars.  BROWN & BATES,   Proprietors.  B. H. Lee & Co.  Real Estate and Mining Brokers*  Conveyancers.  AGREEMENTS OF ALL  KINDS DRAWN UP.  33_r._vsrJo. _3. o.  --���������iT  -_Tjt  '���������<!���������'  I  -  l.lX  ' Pi  'W  '���������"]  ife!  T   -   .������- ^j_$38?  1      ^Vsi'(J-M.-^������j  _���������-' "- -~-'S'_i%^  , - - - ~_������l������ls  - ���������   '>&$  _, -, :v/&m  -^_j;_s3V'K  - ",* fi_?**wS  ', ��������� ^WM  "7'''H'^MM  KASLO LOTS: FOR SAEE  AND  WANTED.  ���������.  -.��������� ������~ ',  Agent for the kelson Sawmill Company.;.,/  B. H. LEE,  Notary Public.  office  Near Steamboat Landing.  < *7l' MM  ���������    $ 77?,i?lll  . . ._*tt fWr^  ������������������ ���������' ' v������.*m  .-CA7VJ  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  owners, miners, and prospectors  FROM   KASLO   CITY  ��������� TO THE SL00AU MDfES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLJSOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  ' '**.  n,  JOHN FIELDING  J  CIVIL ENGINEER, PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.  KASLO and THE  MINER OFFICE,  NELSON,   B.   C.  uSStB  OAN  The EASIEST and QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOGAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY, rack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  &"-WATSON  KOOTENAY  LODGE,  .ITo. 16,  I. 0. 0. F.  Meets everv Monday night at 20 o'clock in Hume's Hall;  Officers: J. H. Matheson, N. G., G. W. Aldous, V. G., W.  Hodson, Secretary, J. Fred. Hume, Treasurer, visiting  members cordially invited to attend.  >^"*<-���������'*>**!*  WJ<W������;t4W^������������rtw-.������-.* J;-;  ~~ "*^^'r^?IISriiiVii������ -4*  I  HOT SPRINGS NEWS:  AINSWOETH, Rtt, JULY 27, 1892.  j"  i.  i  i <  j '  1/ ''  ������7W '  3- ���������   ,  '  pis -,w >  in"1-1"*',  ,_   ^  v   ft1*. ?* L1 ������J  LSifn  ______ _ _.  SALE   OF   TOWN   LOTS!  Columbia and Kootenay Railway Nav. Co.  Xi-A.JSTI_>    DEPABTME1TT.    ZSTEILSO-ISr.  This Company now Offers for Sale a Nuinber of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms.   Rebate Given for G-ood Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOR PARTIOULAES APPLY   -   -    F.   FLETCHER, LAND COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. 0.  KASLO   NOTES.  The rev. mr. Martin has built a neat little  residence on Bavenue.  Jim Delaney arrived here safely in the Victoria.   No mishaps occurred.  A. S. Farwell is now surveying a townsite at  McGuigan lake, close to the Washington.  John R. Toole has left the camp to make arrangements for taking hold of some properties  here.  O. P. Garrison is now at the Blue Bird, where  a considerable force of men has been put to  work/  John B. Wilson has been appointed postmaster at Kaslo. The postoffice will open on  the 1st of August.  Mr. Eaton is busy on his claim the Whitewater, on Whitewater creek. He has already  taken out several tons of ore which assay most  satisfactorily. He intends to start shipping  within a fortnight.  The trail to the Lucky Jim is nearly completed. It leaves the main trail at Watson's  store. The distance is about a mile and a quarter, and the grade an easy one, Mr. Young reports the property to be improving at every  shot.   ,  Messrs. Startman, Ashfield, Cameron "and  Sanders have struck a big thing between the  head of Wilson creek and the north arm of the  north fork of Carpenter creek. The ledge is  traceable oyer 2 claims and varies in width from  2 to 20 feet. The ore is free milling silver ore,  and runs very high. The vein is a true fissure  in pophyry and granite. The 2 claims are the  Dolly Varden and Archie.  William Lynch came into town last night and  reports that a 50-foot tunnel has been started  under his superintendence^bn theWashington.  The tunnel is being run on the lead at a point  whe^e the slope of the lead is about 50 degrees,  so that a depth of some 60 feet will he gained at  the end of the tunnel. He states that the claim  could not look more promising than it does, and  all independent parties who have seen the property corroborate this.  BOOMING   THE   LARDEAU.  C. F. Blackburn of Seattle, who is a practical  geologist, and owner of the Mammoth silver  mine in the Lardeau, conducted a large party  of American prospectors to the vicinity of Trout  lake a few weeks since, and most of them have  made locations. Others are waiting for the  high water to recede in order to commence  placer mining. Mr. Blackburn, in the course "of  an interview, said: "After an exhaustive personal  examination of the Lardeau region I am  convinced it is a rich gold silver section, and a  very extensive one.    The placer gold found on  the Lardeau is fairly coarse and easily saved.  Good paying prospects were obtained for eight  miles along the river, beginning at a point half  a mile from Trout lake and extending up to the  junction  of the  north  and south forks of the  Lardeau.    The south fork is likely to  be good  for several  miles, and'the gold .obtained there  was   considerably   water-woru,   and   evidently  came from the auriferous ledges further up the  river.    The entire geological  formation  of the  Lardeau and Trout Lake region is favorable for  the ex .stance of gold and silver mines.    Several  fine galena ledges have been found, and the ore  is much above the average grade of silver.  Prominent among these discoveries may be  mentioned the claims owned by messrs. Stauber,  Abrahamson, Haskins and others. All these  claims have a good surface showing, and I have  no doubt that their development will result in  the making of big paying mines. That many  more discoveries will be made I have no doubt,  as only a small area of the country has been  prospected. Practically nine-tenths of the Lardeau region has never been properly examined  and searched for mineral.  As I have said, the formation is eminently  favorable for both gold and silver in l&vge quan-  tities. This entire mountain region is of a  metalliferous nature, and to the practical miner  and prospector may be seen on all sides indications that are sure to lead to important discoveries. All that the country needs to bring it  out as a great and prosperous mining camp is  simply an influx of prospectops and miners, in  whose hands an intelligent use of the pick and  drill would soon make it a veritable Eldorado.  "The facilities for mine development in the  Lardeau are first class. Plenty of wood and  Water*, and railway transportation through the  low passes would be a very easy matter. It is  about time these rivers aud mountains were  made to give up their treasures for the use of  mankindr-and this year is a good time to begin.  "Besides the Lardeau. there are the Fish  Creekjand Duncan River districts, both of which  are worthy of attention, as they are known to  be extensively inineralized."   *  G.  ,   J.   P.,  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  AUCTIONEER  SNAP!  NEWLY    FINISHED    HOUSE  DESIRABLE   LOCALITY  MUST   BE   SOLD   AT    ONCE  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   NELSON.  D. CARTMEL^"  Consulting Engineer and Machinery-  Agent, Balfour.  Engines, boilers, and machinery of all descriptions.   Rock  drills, air compressors, etc.   Agent for the B. C. Iron  Works, Vancouver.    Estimates given;  FOR   SALE.  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner otliee.  TO   RENT.  Corner store, Houston & Ink hloek.    For particulars apply Miner olhce or Galena Trading Company, Pilot Bay.  FrederictoN  TOAD   MOUNTAIN,  ADJOINING    THE  D^-ISTID'Y  AND   WITHIN  300  FEET   OP   THE   FAMOUS  SILVER KING MINE.  The above Townsite   is  now   on   the  Market,  further particulars apply to  For  H.   ASHBY,  General Agent, Nelson.   Oftlce, next to the Bank of B. C.  BREMNER & WATSON,  AIXgWOKTII. B. ���������.  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR  HIRE.  ���������t  Contracts taken tor hauling supplies,".machinery* ore, etc  to and from mines in Hot Springs district-  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Agent*    for   OnvicH-Saywnrd     Sawmill    Company's  Lu in her,  Moldings,  and   Hliiiigles.  Telephone 96.  m  ..  ADDITION   "A"  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AKD UPWAEDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  Jo welt & Haig, agents for Nelson and district,  or lnnes & Bichards, ���������Vancouver,'B.C.  JOWETT & HAIG;  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS,  NELSON, B.C.  DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERTHIP.  The copartnership (unregistered) heretofore existing  between the undersigned, under the firm name of Lean Sc  Parkin, carrying on business as plasterers and masons at  Nelson, B.C., has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.' All accounts due the firm are payable to Allan  Lean, who will discharge all liabilities.  Dated at Nelson, 2������Jth June, 1892.  Witness: ALLAN  LEAN,  John C. Hayes. JOE PA UK IN.  In future the above business will be carried on by Allan  Lean.  man


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