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Array .���������VV"-"  The- Mimes in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  The Ores are  fllgh-Grade in ���������k>M,  Silver, Copper,  and Lead.  -%  NUMBER 145.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,  APRIL 15, 1893.  $4 A YEAS  \?  BAENAED MAKES HIS EEPLY  HE   BLAMES   A.   E.   HODSIN'S   FOR   LAST  WINTER'S GRUEL PROSTS.  There is a Wonderful Difference, However, in the  Stories of the Two Men, Which Can ������lily Be  Accounted for in One Way���������Someone is Off the  Line of Truth.  F. S. Barnard, the president of the Consumers' Water Works Company, from his long  range at Victoria, has replied to the protest  sent him by Nelson's - business men respecting  the condition of the water works system in this  city.  In his reply Barnard says that his attention  was called to the condition of the system  through the columns of The Miner as well as  their communication, and he immediately sets  out to shunt the responsibility for the break -  dowe upon A. E. Hodgins.  Barnard states that Hodgins had no right to  go out of town without seeing that the works  were in good condition, the implication no  doubt being,that Hodgins was responsible for  the twenty and more degrees of frost which  played the deuce with the company's pipes last  winter and left many of the mains useless ever  since.  Unfortunately for Barnard, Hodgins arrived  in Nelson on the same train as did the president's explanation, and he at once disabused  the minds of those so informed by Barnard.  As he contends that his connection with the  Consumers' Water Works Company required  nothing more from him than the collection of  water rates oh commission and as he had no  authority whatever to spend a single dollar he  did not occupy much time in convincing his  hearers that they would be obliged to locate  the blame elsewhere.  THE CERTIFICATE ARRIVES.  Incorporating the South _ootenay Board of Trade���������  A Strong. Membership.  Secretary George .A. iBigelow, of the South  Kootenay Board of Trade, :received this week  the certificate of incorporation of the above  Board.  On  the  upper left hand corner the certificate  bears  the formidable sea! of the Secretary of  SState and Registrar-General of Canada, in a  wealth of red sealing wax and ornamented with  two flowing green silk streamers.  The membership of the Board is set out as  follows : W.N. Rolfe, R. JE. Lemon, Grange V.  Holt, George A. Bigelow, Jaines McDonald, C.  Hamber, Charles VanNess, H. S. Sweet, Fred.  J. Squire, J. A. Gilker, W.J. Wilson, W. F.  Teetzel, John Ayton Gibson, T. A. Mills, A. H.  Buchanan, J. W. Tolson. C. E. Perry, F. J.  Farley, George Stephenson, T. A. Garland, per  A. D. Aikenhead, Edward Applewhaite, George  W. Richardson, George C. Hunt, J. A. Turner,  J. Fred Hume, James Smart, J. W. Jowett,  Wm. Perdue, John  Houston and David. Bogle.  A meeting of the Board was called for this  afternoon, but as it is desired to secure I he cooperation and sympathy of all the merchants  and business men in South Kootenay it is not  likely any business will be transacted, but that  another meeting will be called so that a repre-  sentative meeting of the entire district may  be had.  The charter members of the new Board were  well represented at the meeting held this afternoon  in  the  Houston  building.    R. E. Lemon  occupied the chair, and after the reading of the  charter by Secretary Bigelow the board was  duly constituted,  It was decided to elect the officers and the  minimum number of councillors, with the understanding that they tender their resignation  on Monday so as to necessitate another general  election, which will ensure a fair representation  of the membership throughout the district.  The council wrill meet and draft rules and bylaws in the meantime.  The following officers were elected :���������R. E.  Lernoq, President ; J. Fred Hume, Vice-  President ; G. A. Bigelow, Secretary-Treasurer ;  A. H. Buchanan, Charles VanNess, W. F.  Teetzel. G. V. Holt, T. B. B. Turner, G.C. Hunt,  F. J. Squires and J. A. Gilker, members of the  council.  JOSHXJADAVXES HAS A SCHEME  FOR INCORPORATING " HIS NELSON " WITH  " THE NELSON "   MUNICIPALITY.  It _ooks as if There litis Been a Consolidation of the  Land Interests of the Nelson ������& Fort Sheppard  Railway land " Department With Those of the  Owners of the Townsite Adjacent to Nelson.  Joshua Davies is expected to arrive in town  this evening.  Those who have seen Mr. Davies in town  affirm that he has undergone a change^of" spirit  and that he is now anxious that all should make  a long pull, a strong pull and a pull altogether  for Nelson.  There many events in  recent history which  have doubtless had this effect upon the Premier  real estate boomer of the province.  The Official Gazette of April 6 contains notice  of   the incorporation  of the  West Kootenay  Land Company, the trustee of which are none  other than  Joshua Davies and W. P. Say ward,  of the Davies-Sayward syndicate, D. C. Corbin,  of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway,   and E.  Crowe Baker and Thornton Fell, of Victoria.  This company by its certificate of incorporation  is authorized to conduct a general real estate  and financial agency business, acquire and dispose of mineral properties, and in fact transact  any business io which there is any chance of a  profit, from the maintaining of a school house  to the running of a wayside inn.  It looks almost as if there would be a consolidation of the land interests of the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard Railway Company and that of the  several townsites held by the Davies-Say ward  syndicate. This is not impropable as those  interested in the railway construction and the  laud speculation have somewhrt identified thier  several interests during the past few months.  Davies has probably realized that the merchant princes of Nelson are not tumbling over  one anothea in their haste to acquire residential  sites within "His Nelson " townsite, despite the  refreshing walk of two miles which they would  have every morning on their way to the city.  He is now seeking to have the town which some  one has dubbed Bogustown incorporated with  Nelson, and upon the many advantages of such  a scheme Mr. Davies will probably enlarge  upon when he again puts in an appearance in  Nelson.  A company possessing the properties that the  West Kootenay Land Company is likely to  possess will be one of great strength, and if the  promoters are as much in earnest as they profess to be concerning that strong pull for Nelson  they can do the city an almost incalculable  amount of good.  FOUE MILE CITY DISPOSED OF  A MINNEAPOLIS AND DULUTH SYNDICATE  PURCHASE IT.  And in Consequence there are Several Modest Speculators in Nelson Who Have to Congratulate  Themselves on a Satisfactory Turn of Their  Moldings There.  There was quite a flurry in real estate circles  in Nelson this week which was not by any  means unwelcome to the holders of outside  townsite realty.  It was caused by the purchase of the townsite  of Four Mile City en bloc, the purchaser it is  said being W. D. Middough, who is in this city  in the interests of Eastern Minnesota and  Illinois capitalists.  The purchase price has been given out as  $18,000, from which has to be deducted payments already made by individual holders of  lots in the townsite.  An attempt is being made now to buy in all  the lots which have been disposed of since the  townsite was placed on the market, and as  rather liberal advances are being offered over  the prices paid by the first purchasers the major  portion of the lots are being secured.  There aresome, however, who. have.decidedto  holdonttovtheir:lots in  Four Mile City;; arguing^  that as they have not cost much to acquire, it  will  not cost them   much to hold on  and see  what there may be in it later on. . -  The consequence of the sale has been noticed  at the Bank of Montreal this morning when  numerous holders of Middough's cheques had  them cashed.  Nelson Hotel Restaurant Open.  A. C. Durkin and A. Lyall have  opened the  restaurant and diningroorn in connection with  the Nelson hotel. Sunday's dinner to-morrow  evening at 6 o'clock promises to equal if not surpass the previous reputation of the house.  ������r. Arthur's _oss.  The  funeral  of the infant son  of Dr. Arthur  took place this afternoon,  Rev. T. H. Rogers,  pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  The deceased child was not considered robust,  but the awful suddenness of the death was a  severe shock to the parents. The child took ill  shortly after five o'clock on Thursday afternoon  and died in ten minutes; *  The World Man on the Wing.'  J. T. Wilkinson, travelling representative of  the Vancouver World, is in the city.  They are on the Move.  Contractor Larson's  engineer and a car load  of tools and other appliances for carrying on the  work  of construction  of   the  Nelson   &  Fort  Sheppard railway is reported to be atNorthport  on their way to this city. It is said that 2500  men will be put to work inside of two weeks.  Engineer Roberts was on his way in to Nelson,  but. was called back owing to illness in his  family.    ANOTHER BIS REAL ESTATE DEAL.  The  addition  to the New   Denver  townsite  held by George A.  Bigelow was sold late this  afternoon to W. D. Middough on   behalf of his  syndicates for $10,000. For the signatures con-  sumating the purchase $1000 was paid, and during the day another $4000 was turned over. The  balance ip to be paid within thirty days.  {  I  MMwmummmwmwm&miMMItWWim j:  I:  V;  n  V  1. >  Jr  It    ''  11   i'-'  '.1  I'. V.  I. i  f i  ������w  Pi  I  IS  P  iff  _���������  THE MINER :  NELSON,  B. C,  SATURDAY,  APRIL 15, 1893.  Situated at the Head of Navigation on the Northeast Arm of the  Uppe  To the Eichest Mines in West Kootenay District, situated on Fish Creek, North  of Lardeau City, and in the Lardeau Pass, Southeast of LardeaUo The Mines are  reached by Trail from Lardeau, which is naturally the distributing point for  supplies, and the shipping point for ore from these Eich Mining Fields.  Now on sale at the office of the undersigned. The terms are reasonable, and there is  every reason for stating that a handsome profit will be realized on all lots purchased atv  present prices. Arrangements have been made for the clearing of a portion of the  Townsite, for the erection of hotel and stores, and for various other improvements, so  that Lardeau City will build up rapidly in the early spring. Lardeau City is the  entrance point for the Lardeau Pass, which reaches through to the head of Kootenay  lake, and application has already been made for a charter to build a railway from  Lardeau City to lake Kootenay and Nelson. Lardeau City is not a town competing  with several other points in the same district. It is naturally the best point for supplying the surrounding mining country, and there is a brighter prospect for it to-day  than there was for Kaslo a year ago. ^ Lots purchased in the latter, last year, have been  sold this summer at an advance of from two hundred to a thousand per cent. Far  further particulars apply to  :lson and kaslo.  LAESQF GETS THE CONTEACT  e.  POR DOING- THE  GRADING WORK ON  THE  NELSON^ PORT SHEPPARD.  He lias Quite a Reputation, as a Contractor for  Railway Work:, Having Undertaken Contracts in  Connection With the Three Great Trunk lines of  the North American Continent.        ^  For the past few weeks much interest has  been evinced in business circles in connection:  with the grading contract for the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railroad. Among the applicants for  the contract were a few men of local repute and  the sympathy of those on this side of the line  was, naturally enough, given to them.  The contract has been awarded, but they were  *' not in it," so to speak. The successful.man is  Peter Larson, a man who has undertaken similar work before and has invariably completed  his work with satisfaction to the railway companies and with profit to himself.  Larson is reputed to be a very rich man,  worth upwards of $1,000,000, and he owes it all  to the successful carrying out of railway contracts. He has undertaken construction work  on the Northern Pacific and the Great Northern  railways.  He also held a contract under James Ross on  that section of the C.P.R. between Calgary and  Revelstoke, which contains the heaviest grades  and highest trestles of the entire C. P. R.  system.  Larson has the reputation of being a.pusher,  and when he starts on his work it may be expected th'B't. he will rush it through as speedily  as human ingenuity can suggest.     '  Passengers  on  the Lytton  on  Tuesday had ;  less   walking   to  do  than  any yet this season. :  The steamer reached the mouth of Kootenay  River.  J. Hoover, President^  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANE  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF  WASHINGTON.  Capital.... . ..  .$250,000  Surplus. ..'...���������  ........... :���������'...$ 30,000  Q  Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  FOREIGN AND  DOMESTIC  EXCHA   GES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS  OF MINERS AND MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  W.. M. MACKINNON, 0 E.  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation, Water Power, Bridges  Structural Iron Work, Etc,  Office corner Homer and Cordova sts., 133-tf  VANCOUVER, B. C.  J.  TAYLOR  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PEIOESTO  SUIT T___Ll TI_v__lJS  KG. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  "and mining engineer.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, Vancouver, B. C.   Terms cash.  ���������e BLUE EIDGE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  Pirst  Glass  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Oigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  EELIABLE, PEEFE0T, TH0E0UGHLY TESTED  Every business man in a mining camp, where  banks are scarce and money and valuable papers  are plenty, should have one of J. & J. Taylor's  safes.  ������__)on,t wait till after a fire to purchase one.  ^LnL-A-:isr   :__:  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  II1G   FOR   SALE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  f  ���������I'FTt^.l'.l   f"  '   (-���������'  : -*.������ i'  i'^!������������������!*���������    ������������������������������������������������������������p ���������[  )     ���������   ���������    ������������������������f"g���������'-       ^i-i-sb ,--;��������� -i���������       --        .  "���������        111       ������''*  * 7       --  ���������V  ���������-. ;.: :*f "_-.jy_j_*_"f Jl"__,���������!  "VT^T^-snTF-y-fT��������� THE MINEE :  NELSON,  B. 0.,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL 15, 1893.  ____������=_  N������l  ������:  34   MILES   FROEVI   KASLO  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan Gold Fields and Great Silver Ledges of Lardo  District, A Wagon-Eoad to Argenta at Head of Kootenay Lake is under Construction. A Trail will shortly be Constructed from Duncan to the centre of the  Lardo Mines. Beautifully Situated. Level Land.   The Only Point on Upper    * it*-  Kootenay Lake.  in 014  Another Advance in 10 Days,  XXX      XX      X  XXXXXX      XX  X      X      X       X     X     X  IB  "      ~~|           Vtiiir 111  .-=ZT~i���������-3 :   e only  oint of Shipment for Duncan City and the Gold Fields.  oad is Under Construction from this Point to the foot  of the Upper Kootenay Lake, Connecting' Duncan with this Town.  the Dangerous Navagation of the Lower Duncan  and shortening the Distance to Upper Kootenay Lake seven Miles.  _:  v  z ���������������-���������-   /  For further Information as to Prices for Lots���������,. Terms, etc, Apply to  3 is:_a_sXjO  ������5 ���������rZZLf't fifes VJ������,:  5.Vib.j':^i'ft������i.",jjj^������i^rto<.'rirrfW������*iA^i^.^rr  IfV'  4  THE  MINEE:  NELSON.  B.   0-,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL  15,   1893.  o  -7*  VI    1  Thb Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $E50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of; $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents Ji line  for each additional insertion. Twelve linesjxf^g words  each make an inch. All advertisements fprihted for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisemfhts of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Letters to the Editor will only appear' over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  /Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  (S,      weight <ds not  given  $1 will be  charged.   Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  ���������sw  i.1  V  3   A  i J  r  1  POLITICAL   PHENOMENA.  A wonderful change   has come  spirit of our own Mr. Kellie's dream,  on  ^vb^  the  Parliament  buildings  over   the  Since his  he  has sat  down with the faithful at the Ministerial dinner  an^d has announced in the House that he considered the Government acted in the best interests of the Province in postponing the redistri-  tion measure.       ^_   Tliere was a time when the Victoria Colonist  reported Kellie's speeches in this wise :  ������ " Mr. Kellie supported the amendment of  Hon. Mr. Beaven," or " Mr. Kellie opposed the  Premier's amendment," but that practice has  now passed away.  ^   It is wonderful how great minds remained  fixed in their convictions. When Mr. Cotton's  want of confidence motion was before the  House Messrs. Milne, Beaven, Brown, Forster, v.  Keith, Cotton, Kitchen, Sword, McKenzie and  Semlin were convinced that the Government  had broken faith with the people in postponing  redistribution, while Messrs. Baker,^=Davie,  Vernon, Eberts, Stoddart, Booth, Nkfoa,.  Pooley, Turner, Martin, Hunter, Croft^R^gersJ  Anderson, Fletcher, Watt, Home, Kellie^  Punch, Grant, and Smith were convinced that  the Government had not.  THE SILVER QUESTION.  An eminent economist in Great Britain has  proved by comparative tables of prices that the  same amount of goods can be bought for ������68 in  gold now which would have cost ������111 in 1873,  before silver received its first death blow as a  basis of exchange. This represents an appreciation in gold of 48.75 per cent, between 1873 and  1893, and a corresponding fall in prices. It is  difficult to see how Mr. Gladstone could arrive,  as he did in a recent speech, at the conclusion  that gold had only varied between 3 and 4 per  cent, in the present century, when it has been  proved to demonstration that gold has varied  48.75 per cent, during the last 20 years.  Compare this variation with that of silver.  The gold value of silver has declined during  those 20 years 46 per cent. But during this  period there has been a general fall in prices of  48.75 per cent.  Consequently   it    would appear   that   while  silver has  varied with relation to gold its relation to commodities has remained constant.   Or  to put it in another way, the price of-wheat and  the price of silver have declined in an  approximately  equal  ration  during  the  last 20 years.  What has  really taken  place has been, not an  immense  decline in the real value of silver, but  an immense  appreciation in the value of gold,  not its intrinsic value, but the value it  receives  as the unit of value and  the basis of exchange.  When  people  talk of the threatened extinction  of the silver industry they might as  well  talk about, the threatened extinction of the  wheat industry. Eminent authorities recen tly  quoted by the Statist question whether there is  a single farmer in the United Kingdom who is,  allowing for a reasonable interest on capital  invested, in a thoroughly solvent condition.  And if things have not yet reached such a pitch  on this side of the water it is only because the  mortgage value of the land itself has not yet  been fully eaten up. Yet how many farmers  to-day in the United States and Canada are  living, not on the products of their farms but  on the land itself through the mortgages they  are compelled to raise on it.  Another authorityosays that when the cotton  industry of the^STorth of England is practically  bankrupt even the bankers of Lombard street  may open their eyes to where the present monetary policy is leading them.  It might seem at first glance that if all prices  have declined equally in relation to l*o?ld no  great harm would result, as the intrinsic value  of commodities has not changed, and a twenty  dollar gold piece now merely represents that  much more wheat or silver or copper than it did  before. But closer inspection shows the disastrous result of the appreciation of the precious  metal. The man who borrowed ������111 in 1873  has now to sell 48.75 per cent, more of the commodities he is producing in order to meet his  obligation, and the interest he has to pay on his  loan is increased by the same percentage in  relation to the means he has to pay it.  When it is realized that this state of affairs  applies to the total production of the world it-  reacts with tremendous effect upon wages, and  bears especially heavy upon new countries  which are necessarily heavy debtors, it is not  difficult to imagine what people mean when  they speak of the present depression in trade as  unparalleled in the history of the modern  world. ������.���������-        . '������������������.������������������'.'������������������.'.���������.���������'���������."  TWO POLLf/CAL COMEDIES.    *  The lovers; of " good reading " in American  newspapers continue to have their appetites  satisfied in the reports of the speeches and  actions of Canadian fools at both the eastern  and western extremities of the Dominion.  In Quebec  ex-Premier Mercier, the apostle of  Political Purity who was  turned out from  the  Provincial Government crib when the electors  considered  he had fattened long enough at the  public expense, is alternately flitting across the  line  to the United States and back again to the  Dominion,  prating annexation.    The name of  Mercier is not yet sweet enough in the Province  of Quebec���������since the recent political scandal���������  to cause any well-wisher of the Dominion any  concern whatever.    "When  the  Count, in order  to illustrate the injustice  which Confederation  has wrought Quebec, refers as he has done to  " the  millions of dollars,  which,  belonging to  the Province of Quebec,   have gone  into  the  Federal chest to  enrich the other provinces,"  those who remember recent disclosures in Que-  bee  will be prompted to ask the Count,  *' Were  there not thousands and thousands  of dollars  which rightly belonged to the Province of Quebec,   which  did not   find   their  way   into   the  Federal  chest to  enrich  other provinces,   but  which  went  down the trousers' pockets of his  political jackals while  he  was entrusted with  the management of Provincial affairs ?"  When Hon. Honore Mercier, Hon. J. R.  Robideaux, ex-Attorney-General of Quebec,  Hon. Charles Langier, formerly Provincial  Secretary, L. J. A. Papineau, who was with his  father in the rebellion of 1837, and J. X. Perault  of Montreal, ex-member of the Commons, are  mentioned as the leaders of the Quebec move  ment the secret of the trouble comes out. The  people of Quebec will hardly be such fools as to  be deceived by such a job lot of discontented  office-hungering politicians. No, no, Count ;  the people of your province screwed down the  lid on your political coffin a year ago. "������������������'  The other set of discontented spirits represent  different constituencies on the Mainland in our  Provincial Legislature, and by their repeated  threats of getting out their Wmch'Sters in re-D  resistance to Provincial enactments have made  themselves fair butts for the ridicule of their  friends and the contempt of their political  opponents.  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has been liberally fed with accounts of their antics, and in a  recent issue credits them with being intent on  wrecking the present Government. The outline  of the policy of the so-called secessionists as  taken from this journal will no doubt amuse  The Miner readers :  " It is proposed that the erection of these^  buildings and the failure to bring down a redistribution bill be used to cause the Mainland to  become disaffected. This will be done at once,  before the Government can possibly arrange to  float loans, and as soon as the people are sufficiently prepared secession is to be declared and  the Mainland is to be proclaimed a separate  province. The next step will be to form a provisional government with the following slate :  Premier and Secretary of State���������F. C. Cotton.  Minister of Finance���������J. C. Keith.  Minister of Education���������J. Balfour Kcr.  Minister of Lands and Works���������J. M. Duval.  A corps of constabulary is to be formed for  various reasons, and at the head of this department will be Major-General Twigge, and the  direct command is to be given to Capt. Tatlow.  Not a single lawTyer has identified himself with  the movement, and therefore no Attorney-  General has been slated."  And it may be that there are names of men  upon the above slate who have no desire to be  mixed up with these turbulent spirits, but they  alike will be ridiculed, though through no fault  of their own;  CURRENT COMMENTS.  It    was   expected   that   when   the   Colonist  sounded the keynote   the   Vancouver   World  would  commence   warbling    the   Government  jtune,  but  such  has  not  been the  case in the  matter of the new Parliament buildings, as the  following from the World will show :  "The sparing of the rod frequently spoils the  child, and whilst the World deems it its duty to  accord the Government a general support, it  declines to be dragged through the mud, like its  Victoria morning contemporary."  The Province of Ontario has decided to admit  \ women to the practice of law in that province.  J^GG^nmittee has been appointed to prepare  rules for^tixe admission of women. There are  cases in which women may prove formidable  rivals for their legal brethren.  A YOUNG MAN WITH FIFTEEN YEAR'S EXPERIENCE in business, and now manager of a first-class ,  general store in the N. W. T. wishes to communicate with  some live man who is willing to furnish half the capital  required to open up a store in some important town of  Kootenay, B.C.   Address J., care of The Miner.  TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALL DEBTS  --M due the firm of Bogle & Whalley, as per account rendered, which are not paid before the 1st of May, will be  placed in our solicitor's hands for collection.  David B. Bogle.  E. Percy Whalley.  Nelson, April 1.  RESTAU  Meals at all Hours  of t_e  Day and  Night.  154-tt  3  AND LUNCH COUNTER  Cold and Hot Luncheon.  Now ready for business.  One and all, call and see me.  BEN EDINGION, Proprietor.  ���������&,  >xmmMm%wmmmu\mwaAmimiit!tlMll  , "���������: K-".'*���������  .-'���������I,-' ivJ* I *^ V ������t/.*������.j, -',  i .. .*��������� it*.  i-Tiv  " ii M " nt ������������������. ','"'*���������  .'.VW  i ft  ': ,*������������������''������������������"������--> ln*Vfo .'j-1 ��������������������������� ��������� ���������"? THE MINER :  NELSON, B.-O.V SATUEDAY,  APEIL 15, 1893.  ^  THE  1.  2.  _���������  4.  5.  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.  The Only Flat Land, not Subject to Overflow, and the Only Harbor at  the North End of Kootenay Lake.  A Railway Point;1 vide 0. P- R. Reports  The Head of Navigation at the North End of Kootenay Lake  The Terminus of the Government Trail to the Mines  Examine the Map of West Kootenay!  Examine the Head of Kootenay Lake!  Examine the Townsite of Lardo! and  ������:  As."previously announced  first 200 lots  havin  vanced to  notices already published, the  been sold, prices are now ad-  z&-  TERMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  ���������__���������������������������������_  J  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. 0.  MANAGING. AGENT.  i i . &~-,i JL'iKwsiBM=i*=Baaitea,;r������ jr.  &'&������&2������iz,jSs!*a!3!&a22Si'a22*i  !^XlI^iiSl^iMSkUJ������������Sl^s!������!XA^aiujii.  THE MINEE :  NELSON, B. 0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL 15, 1893.  \wm: ������������������'���������  ���������1#^':'--'  Wjij' ��������� ��������� ���������  1'^ "'������������������"���������  :-:'#r*  ���������:-.rf.-;::  Jv  ' 15* ���������"  ' Sir-'  .'SW--  ;I;  #'  ft  ft."  .ft :.  -������������������iEr:  ;-i-'  I'IS;  I'.- V*3* ���������  feu  - *^,-  fjl'  " I  !���������  j-  K  P  P  GEEAT   EXPECTATIONS.  A Fine Lode of Silver Ore at  larrto���������Harold Scions  lias an Even Chance for JLnck.  TVhen the trail was being built from Lardo to  the head of the lake a large ledge of quartz was  uncovered  at  the  foot of the big-bluff within  five minutes' walk of the hotel.     No  attention  was paid to it at the time by the workmen.   But  a few days ago T. J. Davies went groping round  with a pick and  found  a small   seam   where  galena and antimonial silver was mixed up with  the rock.    He immediately staked a claim along  the Jake-shore,   more  with  a view topreservivg  the  water  front for the use of J. Sucksmith's  sawmill from any other other locator, than because he thought there was much in the find.  *     On Sunday last Harold Selous,   who was paying a visit to the head of the lake, staked off a  claim up the hill.    And  in the afternoon of the  same day  Gr. JB. Nagle and some  others  were  prospecting along the ledge and they struck a  streak of sr1* ' ore i^out six inches in width,  which was Ay about ten feet away from the  original find.  The ore Is not unlike much of the Slocan ore,  but as it has not yet been assayed it is impossible tosay of what -grade it may turn out to be.  Neither is it possible to say yet .whether the  find is of any importance or not, but it points  to the existence of mineral in tl|e neighborhood  of Lardo, and this will undoubtedly lead to a  thorough examination of tlie^g^round to the east  and north of the town.  The formation is very similar to that above  Ainsworth;  ,-.-������������������',.���������     >,  An abandoned tunnel, some thirty feet deep,  demonstrates the fact that it is not the first  time the hill has been prospected for mineral.  ANOTHER PROMISING PLACER.  The Rip Van Winkle placer mine, near  Lytton, will ^probably be one of the next great  excitements1 in this country. The mine is  equipped and in working order. Mr. Hobson, a  placer miner of thirty years' experience in California, is in charge, and those who should know  challenge you to find a better man for his work  in the province.  All that the company is waiting for now is  for the break up of winter, and already warm  winds are blowing and soft rains falling.  At the end of this month there will be a great  camp of interested ones in this placer watching  the first fortnight's work and waiting for the  first wash up.  Public opinion says that the mine is a sure  thing already, and shares that were bought last  summer at $1000 are sought eagerly but vainly  at $4500 to-day. c>  The men who are waiting for that first wash  up don't care to " stand on velvet." When  those boxes are opened up they expect to see  something which will practically guarantee  them several hundred per cent, per annum on  their investment. "Whole hog or none " is  their motto, and they, together with "good old  Jim," who led most of them into this good  thing, deserve all the luck in the world.  Shoulder to Shoulder���������Kootenay.gCariboo and  the Fraser should work for the advancement of  themselves and the province, and if, with our  gold and silver, our coal and iron, our timber  and fisheries, we cannot manage to whip any  other country of like size on God's earth, it  won't be because we are wanting in natural  resources, but in men to develop them.  (Deputy Sheriff.)  LICENSED AUCTIONEER  NELSON, B. C.  Auction sales made at any point in West Kootenay  District. Town lots and mining claims bought and sold on  commission. A general real estate business transacted.  Office for the present at residence, corner of Carbonate  and Kootenay  treets. 134  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE    BfAMIIFA���������TIJ_B_S   OF   THS2  I  Band Mill, B. G. Shingle  Log Hauling Machines.  S;:.-; Steam  AfS3Ve keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet and other  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES AND  SINKING TUMPS  FOR MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., YA1T00UVEE, B. 0. ���������'���������-'.].���������������������������-.  &  Agent West Kootenay.  J. W. CAMPION, <J  Secret ��������� Vy-Treasnrer.-'  Manager  "THE     LONDON     MERCANTILE     ASSOCIATION,  LIMITED "   (FOREIGN).  <i$i-;-  Registered the 24th Day . of February, 1893.  CERTIFICATE   OF   REGISTRATION.  "The  HTHIS is to certify that I have this day registered  x London Mercantile Association, Limited "(Foreign),  under' the Companies'Act," Part IV., "Registration of  Fc/eign Companies," and the "Companies' Act Amendment Act, 1889." ,  The objects for which the Company is established are:  (a) To carry on a mercantile, commercial, banking, and  financial business, both as principals and as agents :  (b) To purchase, apply for and otherwise acquire or  make advances upon (either for the purpose of obtaining or  when obtained) any Acts of Parliament, concessions, permissions, licences, or grants for any public Or other works  or undertakings, and to dispose of the same, either for cash  or for shares or bonds in the said works or undertakings,  or in other works, undertakings, or companies, or in Government, Municipal, County, State, or Provincial securities, and to found or establish companies or associations  for carrying out the above, or for any other objects, and"to  assist, by procuring capital or otherwise, any company or  association.  (c) To purchase or otherwise acquire any business or  other undertakings or property, either in whole or in part,  and to amalgamate with any other company or association.  (d) .To purchase, hold, extinguish, or again re-issue the  shares of the Company, at the discretion of the Directors.  (e) As agents or as principals, to purchase or sell any  stocks, shares or securities, and to act as agents for collection of dividends or coupons, or in any other transaction  whatever. .  (f) To carry on the busi ess of contractors, or of agents  for public and other works, or other businesses or under-  akings. x  (g) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, any land,  works, property, effects, stock-in-trade, and good will of  any person, firm or company.  (h) To sell, let, demise, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of or deal with all or any part of the property of the  Company.  (i) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them  The amount of the capital stock of the said Company is  fifty thousand pounds, divided into five hundred shares of  one hundred pounds each.  The place of business of the said Company is located at  Nelson, Province of British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I   have hereto set my hand and  affixed my seal of office this 24th day of February, 1893, at  the Citv of Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia.  [L. s.] C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of loint Stock Companies.  NOTICE.  "M"OTICE is hereby given that the Miner newspaper  including the plant, stock, and goodwill of the business  heretofore carried on by the firm of Bogle & Whalley,  has been transferred by thfm to Clive Phillips-Wolley  of Victoria.  By the terms of the Bill of Sale all accounts due to the  Miner for advertising and job printing prior to March 1,  1893, are payable to Messrs. Bogle & Wiialley.  All accounts for arrears in subscriptions, and accounts  for advertising and job printing (after March 1) are payable to the Miner Printing and Publishing Company.  (   DAVID  B.  BOGLE,  (Signed)     \    E. PERCY WHALLEY,  V   ROBT. A. RENWICK  Mngr Miner Co.  NOTICE.  Thirty days from date I intend to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a license to sell liquor in a hotel situate  on the Government land 10 miles above the town of Lardo.  A. C. PEARSON.  ; -    NOTICE.  Springfield  Mineral  Claim,   Situated   on  Miller  Creek, Slogan District.  Take Notice, that we, Nathan E. Lay, free miner's certificate No. ���������556; YV'illiam T. Jones, free miner's certificate No. 42631; and E. Smith Miller, free miners certificate  No. 42(332, intend, sixty days after date hereof, to apply to  the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of '.'���������improvements;  for the (purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim.'.  And further 4ak.e notice that adverse claims <��������� must be  sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced  before, the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  JOHN ELLIOT, xVgent for Applicants, Nelson.  Daten this 18th day of January, 1893. 134-8.  ,:    CERTIFICATE   OF ^IMPROVEMENTS.  Mountain  Chief   Mineral  Ciaim,   Slogan   Mining  Division.  Take Notice that I. William H. Smith, free miner's certificate No. 40200, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim, said claim being recorded by me at  the Town of Nelson, District of West Kootenay.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  WILLIAM H. SMITH.  Dated this 24th day of January, A. D. 1893. 134-8  NOTICE  Wonderful  Mineral   Claim,  Creek Slogan District.  Situated  on  Miller  Take Notice that we, Nathan E. Lay, free miner's certificate No. 4255(5, William T. Jones, free miner's certificate No. 42631, and E. Smith Miller, free miner's certificate  No. 42632, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim. -  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the Gold Commissioner and action  commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  JOHN ELLIOT, Agent for Applicants, Nelson.  Dated this 18th day of January, 1893. 134-8  NOTICE.  QUEEN BESS MINERAL CLAIM.  To all whom it may concern: Take notice that I, J. H.  Moran, free miner's certificate No. 42,748, intend, 60 days  from the date hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner  for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim, and further  take notice that adverse claims must be sent to the gold  commissioner and action commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  J. H. MORAN, New Denver.  Dated this 28th day of January, 1893. 137-8.  DISSOLUTION   OF  PARTNERSHIP.  \\TE, THE UNDERSIGNED, HAVE MUTUALLY  vv agreed to disolve the heretofore existing unregistered partnership between us. From and after this date,  the firm of Ward & Dick ceases to exist, H. H. Ward paying the debts of the partnership.  A.W.GOODENOUGH, (HARRYRHkWARD,  Dated this 29th day of March, 1893.  LIQUOR  LICENSE APPLICATION.  lNJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  -^ from date I intend applying to the Gold Commissioner, for a license to sell liquor in my hotel, situate at the  south end of Trout Lake where the Government trail goes  to the Lake.  April 1, 1893. H. P.. JACKSON  Si  11  i  ��������� I 1- I1M^1������| M tHfl���������WU������ ���������!��������������������������� i-w^WT'^T^Twy i        m, i -m m   WW  IT*"I ���������!������������������ T������/*r^-i  -**- **; '^X.^^������������������������������������/^::^v4.^^���������,^>;^^^  ../>-:: >V>;o^-  fcY., THE  MINER:  NELSON.   B.  0��������� SATUEDAY,  APELL 15,  1893.  ___:_t:d   _D_:_D_^_^_,3_:_3_T_,,   iisnEJi���������SO-T-  This Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Eesidential  Lots' on Easy Terms.   Rebate Given lor Good Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOR PARTICULARS APPLY    -    -    F.   FLETCHER,  LAND  COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. C.  TO REVELSTOKE. a      ;  With apologies to the late Lord Tennyson.  When you're snoring, snore but gently, mother  ������������������...dear,'   ���������;���������'..'���������' '  c ������������������ '        .      '-.;.;.;'. -  For the drowsy folks of Revelstoke are sweetly  slumbering hear ;  'Tvyere cruel  to arouse  them  and cause them  hepdless pain  For most of them are far too tired to fall asleep  ���������'..again..  .; .. ���������'���������  I th o u gh t  they might awTaken when the bright  springtime drew nigh,  But the  town  is quite forsaken and its people  slumbering^ lie. ���������  The  shadowy   wings  of  Morpheus   encompass  them around  And e'en the dogs in Revelstoke lie sleeping on  the ground.; v^  The wine; of life, once sparkling bright^ow  stagnates in the cup, ~  E'en Death despairing, passes on���������he cannot  wake them up.  For the good folks of Revelstoke 'neath Morpheus' spell must groan  Till the boss Archangel Gabriel shall topt'his  loud troth bone.  Then mother, dearest mother, snore as softly as  .   .you may -���������  For you must  not  waken  Revelstoke  till the  Resurrection day ;  I'm  sure   t'would   be  a  pity  to waken them in  vain  For they  haven't energy enough to  fall asleep  again. ;     "���������*���������  GrlLBERT W. A. RANKEN.  Revelstoke, April, 1993.  Tlic Friiice as a Philosopher.  Prince Bismarck  keeps  up his reputation for  sharp  epigram.    ���������" .When   we  read  a  medical  book,"  he says,   "we imagine we have all  the  maladies-described, but when we read a book  on morals we find that our neighbors have all  the faults that it points out." And that is why  the purveyor of patent medicines rolls up more  ducats than the man who purveys the truths of  the Gospel. ������������������     '      .        ���������  \  Lil's Face and Form Her Foi'titaie.  The   entire   property    of   George   Abington  Bairdf the noted sporting man, better known as  "Squire Abington," is left to his mother for her  lifetime, and uponJher death to be shared among  the cousins of the deceased. Nothing whatever  is bequeathed to persons with whom the deceased sporting man was on terms of intimacy.  Lil. Langtry is ���������ot mentioned, although at one  time she. was considered Band's heir.  Ciciitlcman Jack's Wile.  Mrs. James J. Corbett, the wife of the champion pugilist, is to become an actress.    She is to  appear with her husband in " Gentleman  Jack,'" taking the place of Miss Belle La Verde,  thesoubrette of the company, as Polly Graham,  the college widow.  Cutting ������own Railway Time.  Commencing June 1 the time between Winnipeg and Vancouver by the Canadian Pacific  railway will be shortened 20 hours, the time  of trip being 58 hours. From New York it will  be six days. St. Paul passengers will be able to  make direct connection.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite &Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  ��������� A   NELSON, B. C.      .   :  I  I  2  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  .."A\  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.    Collections made.  Convejrancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands   and   Mining   Claims  Handled  ��������� e     > on Commission.  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken   for  work  at  all   points   in  Weyt Kootenay.  t_3:e  ootenay Lake Sawmill  KASLO, B. C-  LUMBER, ROUGH^AND DRESSED,  SHINGLES, LATHS, MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  TURNING-LATHE WORK,  HAND   OR   MADE   TO  ORDER  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,00   feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard.  &.  O.  BUCHANAN.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  MONTREAL  CAPITAJL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,       i       .       i       . 6,������00,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,....,  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,.  E. S. CLOUST on,;. .'.....:......   President   Vice-President  .. General Manager  ���������������������������'   - : ���������/ A>'  Nelson Branch:   N. "W^Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3������- per cent.  E. C. ARTHUR, M. D.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office :   Stanley and Victoria Streets  RITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL <pai������l up), ������600,000  (With power to increase.)  $2,920,000  RESERVE FUNB>,  ������200,000      .    .       1,265,333  isr_L3__.so_<r _3_?,__isro__-  BEANCHES =  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWcstminster.B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Karaloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New YorK;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAYINGS DEPARTMENT.  On imd after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits will be 3? per cent, until further notice.  BALED HAY FOR SALE~~  ORf\ TONS Baled Hay for Sale on Road or River Bank  _iUU   Address M. H.BACON, Bonner's Ferry.       133-tf  i_l������mui���������J������yiLIMIIJi_lll^^  'W% f w.  7n-"TT^!"  [-  T*\\>     ������������������,,���������  ������-7i-i-i"'Wt-i7.���������'.j, yj ��������� i  ���������4,1-  -yrr  ^T^T^iTF^1^  ��������� 1  -i     ..'"  m ������������������"*':> :��������� liT'T���������  ���������i ���������-..���������, .  iv*J  I ... itl .   . .V. ������>  .Mix  '  ���������-t���������  ��������� ^1* ! ������\_^j^tesr__  i aa_aac������wa^^jr������������fecaasBaattas^^  sitacx.UN'^Li^>e^visasjattria^<i������ft2irt  8  THE MINEE :  NELSON, B. C,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL 15, 1893.  IV,-..  It?" ���������.^  Ik:*.  !&���������!,  Int.,  I_^  %���������������-.  17..1  1 r'*\  1 Iff*.  1 >wC  ������*  fc-:  (ft  -���������%\  "���������I  -.'���������)  h v'  f  \\  J       i  HE ADVEETISES KOOTENAY.  The Practical Manner in Which a C.P.R. Conductor  Evinces Wis Patriotism.  It   is   individual   patriotism   and   enterprise  after all  which  makes a country, and it is the  want of  these qualifications which causes even  countries as rich  as  Kootenay  or Cariboo to  wait through long years for  the development  which should have come to them in their early  c days.  Luckilv British  Columbia has some  men of  the  right stamp in  the right place, and one of  these is H. D. Hume, conductor of the dining  car Claremont on the Canadian Pacific railway.  Whilst at breakfast on the car your /correspondent's, attention was directed to a little group of  - travellers who were standing around a glass  case in  the car and handling specimens of ore.  My breakfast ceased to interest me. I knew  the gleam of our galena, and on enquiry Sound  that on his own responsibility Mr. Hume had  collected specimens from Kootenay and put  them where they could be best seen by the passengers who are constantly passing through his  car.,i;,  Now this man, of his own accord, has constituted himself an unpaid advertisement of our  countryv and he is, from'his position and opportunities, a very valuable one.  Mr. Hume's example is worth copying. Every  man and woman in British*Columbia has a  chance of doing something for their jountry on  similar lines. .  A OAEIBOO MINEE'S YAEN.  Concerning tlic WorKing of an  Invention  for  Collecting Gold 3>ust.  E. Johnstone, a -/.Cariboo, miner; speaking of  the prospects of the Golden North country to a  Victoria Colonist reporter, said :���������i{ Active preparations are being made for the coming season,  which promises to be the best Cariboo has seen  for many a long year. At North.and South  Quesnelle particularly is there activity, and  from there a fleet of boats will, it is said, start,  for the Peace River with a big party on a new  enterprise. Mr. Sampson will be in charge, and  it is said that he has a big capital at his back  for the working of his new invention for collecting fine gold dust. To illustrate the efficacy of  the machine he ground up a $5 gold piece, cast  the dust in the stream, and at several perches  down collected $4.95 of the original scatterings.  That's good.  " Charles Ramos is doing big work on Slough  Creek. He is nearly 230 feet down to bed rock,  with grand prospects. He has a big power  machine up there, and all will be in full swing  as soon as the season opens/" ^  ?5  .Two Banks Close Their.Doors.  The Miners' Exchange Bank,   of   Wardner,  Idaho, and the Cour d'Alene Bank at Wallace,  have closed their doors. Everyone waited  patiently for^the arrival of Mr. De Lash mutt,  ex-Mayor of Portland. De Lashmutt says that  the banks will pay every cent of indebtedness.  The liagle Mine Under Water,  The Eagle mine at Chewalah, which is owned  by a Spokane company, is reported as  being flooded, and the big pump that has cleared  the works of the accumulating dampness for  several years is now 102 feet under water. At  best the accident will cause a shut down at the  mine for some little time to come.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCING.  AND    KASLO,   B    C.  ���������-���������\:y-  ^������.  ���������&&���������  The above Townsite is now placed on the  .������������������____________      , .' ; : "   ~ ~ " "     " ~"        " '-     \ !   /"���������".- ; "7      ! ��������� v.-   "* :  It is lituatedTO the north end of Trout Lake,  in the famous Lardeau country, which is going to he  one of the richest mining regions in America. Num  rich claims have heen found close to this townsite,  which  will make it the distributing point for an  immense tract of country.   It is the only level land on  the north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend  money on streets and other improvements in the spring.  The  trail  from  Lardeau City, on Arrow Lake, to  Kootenay Lake runs through this townsite.   For 30  days from date^ One Hundred Lots will be Sold for  //~  J-  a  For Further Particulars Apply to  Offices at Nelson, and Kaslo, B. C.  Or to HENRY CROFT, Victoria, B. C.  .'���������ii  I  o ^  THE MINEE : NELSON, B. 0.,  SATUEDAY, APEIL 15, 1893.  THE O.P.E. GETS A MOVE ON  AND   THEEATENS   TO   BUILD    OTTO   THE  SLOGAN   AT   01TCE.  The Officials Neither Deny Nor Confirm the Reports  Concerning the Contemplated Building Operations, Which May 15c Taken as Meaning that  There is Something of the Ring of Truth in them.  As far as can be learned there is every reason  for believing that the C.P.P. will speedily commence building operations with a view to getting into the Slocan country.  This is rather surprising, in view of the recent  opinions expressed by Henry Abbott, the superintendent of the Pacific Division of the C.P.R.,  evincing considerable uncertainty with respect  to the contemplated construction.  The basis for the belief that the road is to be  constructed at once  is in  the  report that the  Dominion Government by an order-in-Council  has given   the  company a charter to build the  road, which carries with it the customary bonus  of $3200 per mile and the accompanying report  that the Provincial Legislature has been asked"  to assist  the road in the form of guaranteeing  the railway company's bonds at four per cent,  for a period of 25 years.  The road is to run from Revelstoke to the  lower end of the Upper Arrow Lake, and from  Nakusp to the head of Slocan Lake.  Enquiries at Vancouver elicited no definite  answer respecting the truth of the rumors, but  the fact that they are not denied tends rather to  strengthen! them.  Indemnity for the Sealers.  The Federal Government has received by  cable from England the sum awarded by the  Imperial Government to British Columbian  sealers for the losses sustained by them by being  excluded from the Bering Sea during the sealing  season of 1891, the indemnity amounting to  about $100,000. It will probably be distributed  through the Collector of Customs at Victoria.  jar  Nelson Hotel Eestuarant  A carefully prepared cmenu, under the supervision of a  first-class chef.     Sunday dinner at six o'clock.  DURKIN & LYALL, Proprietors.  NEWSPAPER  A  NEWSPAPER      AND  Job Plant that originally  cost $1,800, and which is now  i^n      i������%a    ���������A,i<r     on view in Victoria,  will be  JUO      PL AIM!       sold for $1250, on easy terms  of  payment.     A  small   ex-!  t_'ip,_n OAI   S_T penditure would enable the  I" wi"- 0/\L.I_ purchaser to fit out a neat  little weekly newspaper office'  with job plant.  This is a splendid opportunity for a good printer with  small means.    The plant consists of Colt's Armory press,  10x15 bed,  with throw-off, patent ink disc, ink fountain,  and steam attachments,  and having cost laid down in  Victoria $410.   One small Gordon press.   One 24-inch Sanborn paper cutter,  100 fonts job type, brevier body type,  six fonts wood type,  four imposing stones,  cases, stands,  cabinets, chairs, galleys, etc.  Will be sold en bloc on easy terms, or any single article  for cash.   For further particulars apply to or address  Alf. W. Wood, The Miner Office, Nelson, B.C.  J. A.  KIRK  J. F. RITCHI5B  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office  over Bank    of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C  NELSON  Livery & Feed Stable,  WILSON & WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND  GEAIN FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson, and 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 I&ouston ������������ InK Building, Josephine Street.  EGOTIATE  Address,   Nelson  or  Kaslo, B. 0.  ���������  (Notary Public.)  Mining and Eeal Estate  BROKER,  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No.   1,  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   NELSON, B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A.  Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.   JOWETT,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  LOOK AT THIS  (BARREL OR  CASE.)  Por any good Liquors, Oigars, Tobaccos, Plour,  Groceries, Etc., Go to the  Hudson's Bay Company  MARA  BLOCK,  BAKER STREET,      -       -       NELSON, B. C.  ������. W. RICBffARBSON  Nelson, B. ������������������  K. J. BEALEY  Kaslo, B. ���������.  EICHAEDSON & BEALEY  Eeal Estate and Financial Agents,  $10.000   TO   LOAN  ON EEAL ESTATE SEOUEITY.  ESTAU RANT-  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  NOW OPEN���������  AT ALL HOURS, DAY OR MIGHT  MES. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  East Baiter Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Oigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  BSAIiON-   _   TBECHULUS PROPRIETORS  O-   "WV   _3 TTS_C  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL ~;~ LAND ���������-!- SURVEYOR,  BALFOUR,   _3.   O-  Telephone Connection.  ���������TluitTOjem^KiaiMM'KMisAit,"-1-    -v.- ���������������������������  ���������'.;���������  ���������ii '��������������� y.iria.rw.vc--  ?T������gVK' >i������:-"  ���������sress^^ WJW.^A������������.r-i  ft I  $  >;*  i.  i>f' -  I'**-  I J"-.- '*���������  ���������TO  I^i". -  1������4  m  li  p!  #1  IV'-t'  H  V-i,   "s  .*->r  |i.i,  U>  v<  ...   >  ��������� ���������**���������������:  m  iA  tip  ;-���������������  '   1'  >���������  i"-  (.   ^-  t      i  9i * r J  <iY  ft  .j$  I J- ;!���������  ���������mi  I'm  -Mi  10  w>  THE  MTfiTEB: NELSON.  B.  05,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL 15,  1893.  Dealers in. Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  ^/cjp^jhe stock is full and complete in every Department, and the nublic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect G-oods  **   ' and compare Prices.  j~o__cisr  Telephone 27.  .; TTTE,_sr__i_^,  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON,  B. 0.  NELSON PEESONAL EEGISTEE  THE MOVEMENTS  OF  OUE CITIZENS  AND  OTJK VISITOBS.  Everyone May Know the Whereabouts of Everybody  Else���������Visitors to The Miner Office May Record  the Movements of Themselves and Their Friends  Who Wander.  Joshua Davies is expected to arrive hereto-  day from Spokane.  AIL W. Wood, of. Victoria,; joined The  Miner's force this week. -^  ^ .-���������  W. F. Teetzel returned to town oh Tuesday  from a trip to the Capital. ,  John Elliott is again in town and ready for  the.season's crop of legal work.  Chas. W. West has returned to Kelson for a  few days previous to taking a summer on the  hills.  R. C. Ferguson, of the Royal City Planing  Mills, Vancouver, is in Nelson this week ori  business.  H. Ash by left for Kaslo this week, where he  has made arrangements for handling his many  real estate enterprises.  R. E. Lemon Is again in Nelson after enjoying a few weeks on the outside. " Glad to get  back " is His greeting.  C. Hugoriin bias, returned to Carpenter's,  Forks, having spent a few days in Nelson on his  wTay from the Coast.  G. A. Reefer, C.E., of Keefer & Smith, will  arrive in Nelson soon, and will very likely make  this his.headquarters for the summer.  Ben Edington has  opened a  restaurant and  lunch counter in counection with the Merchants  hotel.    Patrons  will  be  accommodated at all  hours.  J. H. Bowes, who has beeu suffering from an;  attack of typhoid fever for the past three weeks,  is doing as well as can be expected. He is under  the care of Dr. Arthur.  John Dean, contractor, of Victoria, has combined business with pleasure on his trip to this  section. His object is to get a glimpse of the  country, and his proceeding has been to attach  himself to H. B. Smith's survey party.  Fixing the Store1 Up, -  Postmaster Gilker proposes putting a  more  attractive front  on   his  store on Baker street.  When the alteration is made the premises will  boast of ..double doors and two attractive show  windows.    Mas Opened an Office.  George N. Taylor, the architect recently from  the Sound,, has opened an office on Josephine  street. It may be expected that creditable  architectural drawings will emanate from it.  Made Them Pay Duty,  J. C. Rykert somewhat surprised a company  of hard-looking characters as they were crossing  the boundary line on their way to Kaslo.     He  surmised that they were all carrying " guns,"  and calling a show of hands, compelled each of  the beauties to pay duty on.his weapon." Those  who carry firearms for. display, may find it an  expensive luxury if, their faces are sufficiently  attractive to call for a show-down of hands at  the line.  THE GOVEENMENT SAYS NAY  WHEN ASKED   TO GUARANTEE THE BONDS  OP THE BRITISH PACIFIC  The Modern-' Railway Projector- Attempts to ESniM  Railroads With the Same Weapon With Which  Samson Slew Mis Scores���������There Was a File .of Money  Behind the Scheme, a &ong Way ISehind It..  If railways could be built with an energetic  use of jawbone British Columbia would be made  a perfect spider's net of railways, but as they,  cannot a great many of the liries projected by  financial adventurer's and Jaw Siniths are seen  on paper only.  Although the'promoters of the Canada Western railway, or, as it is now called, the British  Pacific railway, received a liberal land grant  from the Provincial Government, and have  since assured the people of the province7that  there was .something like ���������6,(X)0,(XJ& behind the >  scheme, they were unable to proceed .unless.--the  Government guaranteed the Company's bonds.,  For awhile there were those who feared that  the Legislature would swallow, the bait; but  such has not proved the case. From his seat in  the House Premier Davie declared himself in  this wise :    r * ������������������.-:��������� ���������.���������^^'--..-^---i^.--'-  *' I may at once set hon. members': mindsnat::  rest and tell thern that no bill giviug^a guarantee will be brought down this.session^ and that:  no such bill is in contemplation by the Government this session. Imay say that, although  communications have been had about giving a  guarantee, no decision has yet been come to,  and no assurances have been given further than  that if the promoters will form a syndicate or  company of unquestioned strength which is  prepared to build the road the Government will  be prepared to take into their consideration any  proposition which may be made for a guarantee."  In response to Mr. Semlin's inquiry respecting  the securities of the British Pacific Hon. J. A.  Turner replied that the bond of R. P. Rithet for  $50,000, and the collateral bond of Frank Bake-  man and others to the Minister of Finance,.had  been deposited in the First National Bank.  Chicago.  By reason of the Government's action the  chances are that the great railway of wind will  continue to be a thing of the future unless the  promoters can lessen the distance between the  scheme and the ������6,000,000 which appears to be  such a long distance behind it.  The Kootenay Central Railway bill has been  withdrawn in the Legislature by Mr. Croft.  In its hacked condition, after consideration in  the House, it was not deemed desirable.  COLONEL BAKER PLAYS PAPA  AND CAUTIONS THE PEOPLE OP NELSON  WHO HANKER APTER INCORPORATION.  The Government Will Not Minder in Any Way the  Movement in Favor of the Sncorporation of This  i!ity���������A S>elay Has Keen Experienced Through a  Mistake in Preparing the List.  \V ��������� :    ' .  Through one of those oversights which frequently occur when there is haste, a delay :has  occurred in the incorporation proceedings for the  City of Nelsom  In getting up the list of property-holders  favorable to the scheme of incorporation the  citizens handling the work were led to believe  that they would be required to have a majority  of the. owners of "realty as indicated in the Registry office, but when they had completed their  labors, as they thought, it was found that they  would have to have a majority (in value) of the  registered holders as shown on the assessment  list of 1892. This will necessitate a revision of  tneir work to some extent.  While  in   Victoria R. E. Lemon   interviewed  Col. Baker, the Provincial Secretary, relative to  the   matter of incorporation, and received from  him assurances that the Government would not  ��������� in any  way attempt to hinder the consumma-,  'ration of the "citizen's ^i^^siii this respect.  v   i" But you shotiid'iiV'ate before  ^yoivinove in this matter,''icautioried Col; Baker,  ^'*.';.thHtv.----N-eJson is a young city and   will require  considerable    expenditure>  for   some   years   to  come.    You must makeup your minds that you  are able to walk alone before you sever yourself  'from..the Gouernment's apron strings.    Several  places recently incorporated have come  to the  Government soliciting help, but they were told  by the Government, * We do riot know you.'   It  will be too late to change your minds in Nelson  after incorporation."  Going to Survey the Townsite.  H..B. Smith,   of Keefer & Smith,   Victoria,  left  on  Thursday for Fort Sheppard, where he  has some work in the surveying line in connection with the new townsite. When this is completed he will take up some work in connection  with the Kootenay River dyke.  There is Plenty of Money,  A. H. Buchanan, of the Bank of Montreal,  has notified depositors in the Savings Bank  department that after May 1 the rate of interest  on savings bank deposits will be reduced to  three and one-half per cent. A similar reduction has already been made in  the Coast cities.  Major Nieholles _etires.  The latest  militia general orders issued contain   the announcement of the  retirement   of  Major John Nieholles from the British Columbia  artillery.    He retains his rank.  m  mummsmaammxiiii  EESBJSSlKKffi

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