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The Miner Dec 24, 1892

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 Tlie Mines ii&  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  >   The Ores are  High-Grade in Gol������l,  Silver,  Copper,  and -Lead.  NUMBER 129.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA/SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 24,   1892.  U A TEAR  AINSWORTH   THE' SCENE   OF 'A HMD ENTERPRISE.  A Tunnel 1,400 Feet long: Will Re Run From the  lake Snore���������An Air Compressor Plaint Will Be  Placed at WorS_ on April 1st.  Mr. Johnson, representing the Schaeffer Gold  and Silver Mining Company, of Washington,  lias completed his arrangements for the purchase of the Mamie, Hamburg, and Lady of the  Lake claims at Ainsworth. He has also located  two claims on the water front. It is his intention to run a tunnel in from the level of Kootenay Lake to tap the ledges on these claims.  During this winter work will be carried on by  hand, and a contract has been let to D. W.  Clark, Alexander McLeod, Milton Luther and  Tom Garvey, all of Ainsworth, to run 300 feet  of the tunnel, the work lobe completed by the  1st of April, 1893. An air-compressor drill will  then be put on and the tunnel pushed to completion. It gives some idea of the magnitude of  the enterprise, when it is borne in miud that  the tunnel will pass under Loon Lake at a depth  ��������� of 1,200 feet. Mr. Johnson expects that the  company will expend about $25,000 in "tapping  the ledges. He is much exercised over the duty  on mining machinery. Air compressor drills  are not manufactured in Canada at all, and yet  a 30 per cent duty is exacted on their importation. This taxis calculated to injure mining  interests and benefit none. It is the same with  the other machinery required. More suitable  machinery can be procured in San Francisco  than on this side of the line, but the budding  industry of, mining must be handicapped in  order that some manufacturer may have a  ready-made monopoly to drop into when the  time comes.   THE ���������. P. R. AMU* WEST- KOOTENAY.  TBie   Official   Bosses 'Arc . 8Segai-.1i.i-i3  to . .Wake. BJp..  .-.'Freight   TraHie  Into   West   Kootenay . by   Other  Roads an   Eye-Opener���������Construction   on  the Arrow -Lake Road Will Begin in. Early'Sprang.'  The C. P. R. is beginning to realize  that it > is  losing   its  grip   on    West   Kootenay..   A  spur  from   Robson   to  connect   with  the   navigable  part of the Lower Columbia  would  have  been  built but for  the  fact that  keeping  open   this  mute is  only  an  experiment   which   may  fail.  Besides, it. could only  be  used  one  year.    The  Nelson &  Fort   Sheppard  Railway   will  do   up  t he Lower Columbia route for good and ail; and  the fact that during one-third of their  running  season all the freight and passengers   handled  by the C. & K.. and at all times  a  considerable  proportion come    in by that   route   is  causing  grave anxiety.    An   attempt   will  be   made  by  .'the company to hold its own in West Kootenay  by  pushing  forward work on   the  Revelstoke  and Arrow Lake line at once, and construction  will be begun with the first  opening  of spring.  Representations are being   made  in   influential  quarters   }o   induce  the company   to   build  a  branch   up Slocan  River.    But  whether  there  will be any result or not remains to be seen.  T-JUTH W_a___   OSIT.  Mr. W. A. Jowett has been interviewed by  the Victoria Colonist, "There is," said he  "ai���������*tter outlook  in  the  Slocan  than   I  have  eve  Anown ^lifor e.''  ���������A-  After giving a list of  the  mines that will ^working all winter, he says  "At a very low estimate these mines will have  ready for shipment in the spring some 10,000  tons of ore, averaging $.100 and upward per ton.  There will be paid out in wages by the mines  now working, over $12,000 per month, in  addition to which must be considered the wages  earned by those engaged in transporting the ore  from the mines. The Nelson and Fort Sheppard  railway will be a great thing for this  country.  The lack of a railroad from Revelstoke to the  Upper Arrow lake will necessarily throw the  traffic towards the south. The prospects of a  general awakening in the spring are far better  than ever before. This section, unlike almost  any other, has turned out prospects which have  been readily purchased by capitalists, who have  pushed development work,and the consequence  is that, the greater number of them are now producing. This leaves the prospectors in good  condition to do an active summer's work, and  the results are sure to be good. The mines so  far found have been, in most cases those which  have shown surface indications, the lodes having  been exposed by suowslidesor otherwise. More  systematic . prospecting will open leads now  covered by drift. As far as can now be seen the  mines are, with few exceptions, improving as  depth is gained."  THE ���������.- ������ft K.. S. N. CO.  The tactics of this company in running the  steamer Nelson are leading citizens to inquire  where the functions of a steamboat company  end and those  of a hotel  comoany   begin.    So  _L ������/ 0  long as the Spokane   and  the  Ainsworth were  running the convenience of passengers and the  freight-sending   public   was   carefully  studied,  but now passengers have to be housed aud kept  on the Nelson at their own expense and against  their own wi.il, because there is no other means  of transit. The steamer Nelson thinks nothing  of tying up for two solid hours at a woodpile  when there is no other boat to be distanced and  no competition to be feared. This policy is  shortsighted and fatal, and the sooner the C. &  K. learns that serving the interests of J he public  is the best way of serving its own the better.  FO-"SGI-Wit AHEAH.  Contracts have been let   for  all   the   work on  the Spokane & Northern as far as the boundary  line.    On the actual line of the  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard no contracts have been let   and   none  ��������� willbe until the return of Mr.   Corbin   from the  East, wh i ch is ex pec ted i n   a bo u t am o'i 1 f h.    A  representative   of the   San   Francisco    Bridge  '"Company, has inspected the site  of-the   bridge  over the Pend d'Orille, but the contract has not  been let.    Mr.   Roberts  is   of opinion that the  most suitable bridge will be a cOmposite,one part  wood and part steel, which can be built  so as to  be adapted to a double line of rails.   Mr. Corbin,  it is said, is in favor  of a  single  span   ail   steei  bridge.    This will be   more  costly  and   can   be  adapted only to a single line.of rails. If a single  span   all   steel   bridge   is   decided upon the San  Francisco outfit   will   in   all   probability  secure  the   contract;   a    composite   bridge- would   be  built by eastern   parties.    The   bridge   is   tp-.be  about 500 feet long.'  THI-.SIJLVER CKISaS.  The silver conference at Brussels has resulted  in a failure as it was destined to do. There is  no subject on which there is greater difference  of opinion than on that of the currency. Every  expert on the subject has a different theory  from that of every other expert, and they all  profess the most unmitigated contempt for  each other's opinions. A collection of financiers and economists from the four winds of  heaven, each and every one belonging to nations differently situated with regard to the  currency question, could be trusted to agree on  no definite and practical plan for the solution of  the problem. The opening sessions of the conference were marked by a paralyzing indeiinite-  ness. No one seemed to know where to begin.  Then Baron Rothschild threw  himself into the  breach, and all the practical discussion during  the conference arose out of his proposals. His  plan was, in brief, that the United States  should continue its present purchases of silver,  and that the European powers should combine  to buy an amount equal to ������5,000,000 ($25,000,(300)  yearly for five years, at 43d. per ounce, and that,  if silver should rise above that price the purchases should be immediately suspended. In  submitting his plan, M. de Rothschild said that  it must be admitted that the world generally  transacts business on a gold basis, and that a  double standard, with the exception of a. very  modified form, does not exist even in those  countries professing to pay in either metal.  And he went on to say that it would be dangerous, possibly suicidal, for England to introduce an innovation in her currencv system. He  cited Germany's action in 1873 and the action of  Italy, Russia and Austria in amassing gold, as  conclusive proof of the appreciation by great  European countries of the advantages of a gold  standard, and, he added, that whatever international agreement should be made, and whatever ratio should be established, gold alone will  always be chosen as the favorite medium of  setttling large debts or making large remittances; that it   would  be impossible  to  remit  large sums of silver abroad  owing  to  its   bulk,,  and that gold would be sent even if it had to be  bought at a premium.  In his view a universal arrangement of the  currency question was impossible, inasmuch as  the wealth, resources and expenditures of no  two countries being alike, it would be impossible  to carry on the trade'of the world on a sound,  stable basis if the debtor were allowed the privilege of paying in whatever currency suited  him. The question remained whether or not it  was possible to extend the use of silver, thereby  stopping a further fall in price and its disastrous  consequences. He submitted his proposal, he  said, not as an absolute lasting remedy but as a  palliative. And he warned the conference that,  if it adjourned without having accomplished  any definite .result, a serious fail in silver would  take place.  A great  deal  of  discussion   appears to   have  arisen but of Baron Rothschild's proposals,   but  the conference has failed to agree   on   any  definite plan.    The American delegates   placed   before it  their  pet  panacea  of  international   bi-  metalism, but met with little or  no  encouragement, and, so far as   we know,   llie  conference  has left the silver  question   where   it   found   it.  What, then, is to be done? Is an alarming  fail  of silver  going  to  take  place? Hitherto   there  have been  no  signs  of  it.    Silver   is  low,   hut  does   not   show   any   immediate  symptoms   of  going  lower.    If   America  ceases   to   purchase  silver and if the  Indian   mint  is  closed,   silver  must come down with a crash.    But if America  ceases to   purchase   silver  and  makes   no   provision for the use of silver  as   money,  commercial disaster, in   which America,  herself will be  the greatest sufferer,   will   be   the   result.    America must face a commercial panic, a  tremendous appreciation of gold,   and   ihe   necessity  of  her going to to the European markets  and borrowing   gold   on    most   unfavorable   terms   to  herself.    If the Indian mint   is  closed, England  Will   have   to   face   commercial   and    political  trouble"in   the   east,   not,   perhaps,   sufficiently  serious to endanger her rule there,   but   enough  to cause her grave disquiet.  Crises so clearly foreseen do not often happen; dangers which are obvious are generally  avoidable. And the practical sagacity of the  English and American races leaves good ground  for hope that a way out of the difficulty will  yet be found. There is not gold in the world for  commercial purposes. Commerce is already an  inverted pyramid of. credit with the gold basis  at the bottom. In silver we have a metal  recognized as. a useful currency all Over the  world, and sufficiently valuable to form a solid  basis of exchange. If some way cannot be  found by the intelligence of modern trade to  make use of it in its sore, need of  medium, "there is something rotten in  State of Denmark; .  a  circulating  the  _-__OT!F_n:-S_3s_^wi_������SwteaF���������3^^  -  ���������������������������-���������. .1'.   ...>-!������. -������������������i.-*i-,_   --    --"i. ���������-������ .._���������- j ���������  :x.,*p^?>y7  "���������'X.':-'.:  !.��������� ^������������������-rs"������-.������-Tg;\'--.''Tf.,?TrKi"?..-r! ������ ������w :���������' ?',>������������������'  7,,il.  i.^���������:-l-';'-'   ������������������';���������-���������  ������������:.������-  "''#������$!������'!.',' . -.-/���������  :f|������if :���������':��������� " ��������� V-  l������?IS'I;-' ������������������'��������������������������� ���������"���������',  '���������%%%:<������������������'������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ,.������!��������� y-:.-������������������ .���������������������������������:  fe;-| ���������'������������������-*��������� ������������������'������������������������������������' ���������:���������'���������  '���������%:���������!.''V::.,.-,'.'  i|t-  pil  Sijjgi .'���������'':  mm  p  I* i  P  W  h  si  I-  $ ���������  i  2  TEE  MIJNTEE:   tfELSOrT,   E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE 21   1892.  KASI.O   NOTES.  Sixty-live passengers arrived in Kaslo by the  Nelson on her last trip from Bonner's Ferry.  Mr. Giffin, of Nelson, has lately been visiting  us, and expressed himself as well pleased with  the progress of Kaslo.  I understand that Mr. O. T. Stone is now the  agent for the townsite company at Kaslo, vice  Mr. Norquay resigned.  I hear that the R. E. Lee has been bonded to  Mr. Retallack. for $20,000. Mr. Alexander, the  genial purser of the Ainsworth, is, I believe,  largely intferes't ed in this property.  A quantity of lumber is now piled at the corner pi; A avenue and Fourth street, and I hear  that a line hotel is to be built there, and is to  be superior to anything as yet in Kaslo.  A meeting was held at 8 o'clock  on  Saturday  evening for the  purpose of effecting  the  permanent organization of a Kaslo Board of Trade,.  and the chief representative men of Kaslo were  ���������"'' present. ':.. '':���������.''J:...-".-,.'.'.  Some of the directors of the townsite company have been paying us a visit. .Let us hope  that their visit forbodes some improvements.  A wharf, for instance, as shown on their plan,  and a few other matters might engage their  ���������attention. ������������������ -' . . "  John Fielding, C. E., has pre-empted a beautiful piece of land across the lake, in a norths  easterly direction from Kaslo, at the mouth of  Campbell Creek, and is now building himself a  dwelling there. In the summer, no doubt, he  will have many visitors, but in the winter the  trip is too cold for the average man.  People who have been lately in Spokane say  that the excitement over the Slocan district is  intense, and every thing points to a rush here  next spring. In the meantime our energetic  citizens are doing their best to prepare for the  incursion as buildings are going up all the time,  while the demand for stores and offices even  now is greater than the supply.  Last Sunday the Ainsworth took a large number of passengers to Lardo, where the townsite  was duiy inspected, and the trail which is being  pushed on to connect with the Government  trail was followed by many. Mr. Retallack,  the agent, reports having sold about 150 lots  already, and has enquiries from Spokane for  lots, the attention of Spokane people being apparently concentrated on the Lardo and Slocan  country,  A subscription list was sent round last week  for the purpose of keeping communication open  between Kaslo and Bonner's Ferry, by means  of a wagon road, at the point where navigation  will be closed to the railway, and over $690 was  collected in a few hours, which is more than  enough to do our share, the balance having  been already collected in Bonner's Ferry. Accordingly there is now every prospect that  communication with the south will be open all  the winter.  00LUMBIA& K00TENAYSTEAM  NAVIGATION COMPANY. LIMITED.  NOTICE TO SHIPPERS-  It is the intention of the Columbia & Kootenay Steam  Navigation Company to continue running between North-  port and the mouth of the Kootenay River as late in the  season as it is possible, twelve and one-half (12^) cents per  100 pounds will be added to the through rate on all freight  received after December loth, In ordor to cover extra expense of transferring by team at the mouth of the Kootenay, which is unavoidable during the winter months.  J. W. TROUP, Manager.  Nelson, December 14th. 1892.  Notice is hereby given that at the next Session of the  Legislature of British Columbia, application will be made  for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of  constructing, operating and maintaining a line of railway,  commencing at a point near the town of Nelson, in Kootenay District, thence following the West Arm of Kootenay  Lake to Balfour, thence along the west shore of Kootenay  Lake to Ainsworth, thence to a point at or near Kaslo,  thence running up the main fork of Kaslo Creek to Bear  Lake, thence to a point at or near the Forks of Carpenter  Creek, with power to build branch lines to any mine or  mines adjacent to the line of railway, and with power to  build wharves and docks and erect and maintain telegraph and telephone lines, and all necessary work.  fo    l BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  .Dated the 14th day of December, 1892.  MEE0HAKT  ii  Hungarian Patent,"  " Strong Bakers,"  " Straight  ������  MOOSOMIInT, Assa.  Dealers in all kinds of  Chopped Feed, Oats^  Bran, Shorts,  Chicken Feed, Etc.  Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.    The finest quality of OATMEAL and CORNMEAL can be  obtained in any sized sacks.    Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.  SPEOIAL   ATTENTION   GIVEN   TO   THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   TRADE.  OF*FIC*ES =  Moosonlin, N. W. T., and 25 Park Street, Ottawa, Ont.  West Kootenay Electoral District.  A Court of Revision and Appeal, under the "Assessment  Act, 1888," and amendments, will be held at the Court  House, Nelson, on Saturday, the 31st day of December,  1892, at the hour of 10 in the forenoon.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  Nelson..December ,6th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the Legislature of British Columbia at its next Session for  an act to incorporate a companj1- with power to construct,  equip, maintain and operate a railway from appoint near  the international boundary line, at or near Bedlington, in  the Province, of British Columbia, thence folio wing up  the Kootenay River to Kootenay Lake,e thence along the  west shore of Kootenay Lake to its northerly extremity,  with power to construct branchos to the headwaters of  tire Lardeaux and Duncan rivers, in said Province, and to  construct telegraph and telephonetines and to equip and  operate the same in connection with the said line of railway, together with the usual powers to acquire lands,  privileges, bonuses, or other aids from the Dominion or  Provincial Governments, and to make traffic or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other companies,  and for all other usual and necessary powers rights and  privileges.        JOSEPH HETHERINGTON BOWES,  Solicitor for Applicants.  Dated at Nelson, the 16th day of December'1892.  udsons  m rm*mja**m*ttaKWmEaa xrmum' a __������������������.< i _-__-_-_-_:  -DEALERS IN-  AND  Agents for Fort Garry Flour Mills .;  MAN"ITOBA.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Notice is hereby given that at the next Session of the  Legislature of British Columbia application will be made  for ah act to incorporate a company for the purpose of  constructing, operating and maintaining a line of railway,  commencing at a point on the international boundary, en  the right fork of. Sheep Creek, thence running north along  said creek to the Trail Creek Mines or, more particularly,  to Red Mountain, with power to build, maintain and  operate branch lines from any point or points on the main  lines or branch lines to any adjacent mine or mines, and  with power to build wharves and docks, and erect and  maintain telegraph and telephone lines and all necessary  works. IBODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated this 14th day of December, 1892.  TO WHOM IT IVIAY CONOERM.  Take Notice that I, Joseph Edward Boss, of the City of  Spokane, United States of America, (free miner's certificate No. 41642) being the lawful holder of the mineral claim  Young Dominion, recorded by H. Howson, on the 10th  day of June, 1892, in the recorder's office, New Denver,  intend applying at the end of sixty days for a certificate of  improvements on the said claim for the purposet. of obtaining a Crown Grant therefor, xlnd further take notice  that adverse claims, if any, must be sent to the Gold Commissioner at Nelson, and action commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  T   F   ROSS  Dated this 28th day of October, 1892.  Hunt. ex. Dover,  JE VVELERS   AND   WA TCITMAKERS.  NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken  for work at all   points   in  West Kootenay.  -A.XiXj-A.JN"     X_.  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  -LIME"- FOR   SAMS  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  EGOTSATE  ���������i  Address,  Nelson  or Kaslo, B. 0.  Jas. McDonald  Nelson and Kevelsftolte,  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 Fianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON  STORE:  No. 4L Slowston ������S I-__������ Building, Josephine Street.  g-tiwaiwiHwiw  m mimmh t m vuint  mmnnwunnMamiuJMmiwu  WHJWMWIMHWU  IW1_tMJl--JyU_HWLPI--W-M< -LUIU-ILIM! M.HBM!* THE  MINEE:   NELSON,   B.   C,  SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE 24,   1892.  1.  2.  3.  4.  The G-ateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Gamps.  The Only Flat Land, not Subject to Overflow, and the Only Harbor at  the North End of Kootenay Lake.  A Railway Point; vide 0. P- R. Reports  ThB Head of Navigation at the North End of Kootenay Lake  The Terminus of the Government Trail to the Mines  O:  :������  ������  Examine the Map of West Kootenay!  the Head of Kootenay Lake!  Sxamine the Townsite of Lardo! and  H  :������  As over 150 lots have now been sold locally to.business men  of district; apply early in order to avail yourselves of  present prices, viz,:  a  TERMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  The streets and these first 200lots will be cleared free of cost; after which prices  will be advanced and further improvements made.  ���������BM-0--0-  m  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. 0.  D  MANAGING! 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Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  Subscribers in arrears will be notified by mail this  month, and are requested to forward tlieir subscriptions before the close of the year.  EiHTOS-lAJL   Hf.lMA-i_.KS.  It is customary at this season of the year to  wish everyone a Merry Christmas-and a Happy  New Year, and one cannot do better than follow out the custom in this case. A Merry  Christmas is a matter easy enough of attainment, but a Happy New Year depends so much  on individual characteristics and the eccentricities of fate, that it is extremely doubtful  whether any amount of wishing will affect the  outcome of the. matter at all. The best that  one can do is to endeavor to discount evil chances by foresight and hard work; to buck against  hard luck for all one is worth; and to do to  others as one would be done by. This is what  every man practically undertakes to do when,  he passes the compliments of the season. If  every one were to live up to the agreement, we  should all of us stand a rnnch better chance of  having a good time during the coming year  than is at present the case.  According to a majority of the American  newspapers, the best thing that Jay Gould did,  since the day of his birthj was to die. Be this  as it may, there can be no doubt but that he  was a man of magnificent ability, and that  whenever a rich or a great man dies, there are  hundreds of other men, neither so rich nor so  great, who cannot refrain from sneering at his  abilities or the honesty of his Ways. It is also  certain that Jay Could was, by a long way, the  most successful railway man of his age; and it  would be interesting to investigate the manner  in which this success was brought about. He  himself tells us all that is necessary in order  that we may understand the whole .principle of  his policy.  A few years ago, speaking before the Congressional Committee, which had been appointed to investigate certain of his methods,  he told the story of his life and of his numerous  business enterprises. All through, . though  speaking" with the utmost modesty, he shows  up as a long-headed, cool man of the world, but  the key note of his railroad policy was struck  when, referring to his connection with the Missouri Pacific, he said: " When 1 took this railway it was earning $70,000 a week. I have just  got the gross earnings for the last month, and  they amount to '$5,100,0000, and we have accomplished that result by developing the country, and while we have been doing this we have  made the country rich,   developing coal  mines  and cattle raising, as well as the production of  cotton. We have created this earning power  by developing the system."  It was not by means of charters, of land  grants, of t>hrewd speculations in real estate or  other side issues that this road, within a few  years, was made to earn $18 when before it had  only inade $1. This would be a good ^subject  for our railway magnates to think upon during  Christmas week, and form an excellent motto  for then! to hang on the walls of their offices.  In-order to make a railroad pay, the country  through which it passes must be developed. To  make tho country develop the 'railroad is a case  of putting the cart before the horse.  Our howl about the mail service has, it seems,  had some effect.    Mr. E. H. Fletcher, postoffice  inspector,  for   the   Province,   when   asked,   recently, for information as to  this  matter, said:  "The   mail   service   in    that    section   of   the  Province is being improved as  fast  as   the requirements of the country  demand, and our department is only too anxious to keep pace with  the growing needs of the country.    Last winter  the Nelson people only had a weekly service by  pack train, but this winter we are  endeavoring  to do considerably better, and really the winter  service, so long as navigation   is  open,   will  be  as good as in the summer.    True  enough   there  may have been, and as a  matter  of fact  there  was, a temporary delay in the  service   between  Kaslo and Nelson, and Nelson and Victoria, but  this was while the change was being made from  the summer to the winter contract.    This latter  contract has been entered  into   to  provide for  the winter months, and its  execution   is  in the  hands   of   Captain  Troup,   of the  Columbia &  Kootenay   Navigation   Company,   a    pushing,  energetic man, who, Lam sure, will carry it out  to the best of his ability.    The contract calls for  two mails  per  week  from  Nelson   to  Victoria  and the same  number inwards, and whatever  benefits in this particular are enjoyed by Nelson  will  be   participated  in   by  Kaslo,   Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth   and    Balfour.      When    navigation  closes entirely and it  is  impossible  to  run  the  steamers any longer, there will be a  mail each  way every five days by pack-train. The steamer  on Kootenay Lake is being ironed over to enable  her to cut through a moderate thickness  of ice,  and it is expected the pack-train .will  only have  to run  from four to  six   weeks."   If this  contract is carried out, and we have  no doubt but  that it will be carried out as far as  can   be, we  have no kick coming.    But how about Nakusp  and New Denver ?  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray,  ClL., P.JL.S.  PEERT, QRAY & DAYYS  E  provincial land surveyors,  notary public, conveyancing.  OFFICES:   Room i, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson.  ���������= BLUE RIDGE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Glass  Accommodations for Travelers.    Eest  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES  MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  NELSON  Livery & Feed Stable,  WILlBASVI   W-LSON,  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND GIUBT 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.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF WASHINGTON.  Capital $250,000  Surplus.....  ..$ 30,000  FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS OF MINERS  AND MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  HOTEL  VICTORIA   STJ._J.ET,   NELSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  & REVSBECH, Proprietors.  THE  ���������    ���������  ��������� B  HOTEL,  e      a  MULVEY "&   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES, LIQU0ES  and  CIG-AES.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  HOTEL.   KASLO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  ARCHIE  FJLETCII-B'R, Proprietor and Manager.  J.  TAYLO  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  EELIABLE, PEKPECT, THOROUGHLY TESTED  Every business man in a mining camp, where  ������?^La *e SCtrCei2nud money and valuable papers  safes7, aVe ������lie- ������f J' & J*  Taylor's  ������rDon,t wait till after a fire.to purchase one. THE   MDTEE :  NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY, DECEMBEE  24-,  1892.  MINING NEWS OF THE WORiD.  i;*  Lava rock from Shoshone county, Idaho; will  used in   the  construction   and pavement of  :e Idaho building at the World's Fair.  The coal measures of Snake River are attracting more attention as time goes on. It is now  ' hough t. that a great coal district will soon be  [ii active operation. .  Ore assaying $13.25 in gold and 7.5 oz. in silver has been taken from some of the mining  Properties located on Falls Greek, about eight  miles from Hope, Idaho.  Great excitement has been created in Arizona  ">ver the rich placers on the San Juan River.  One man washed out $700 in one day, and another $2,000 in 36 hours. f  Rich copper ore has been discovered in the  Priest Lake country, Idaho. The ore is said to  be ten inches wide and in place. Quite a number of claims have already been located.  A party, headed by C. F. Blackburn, M. E., of  Seatitle, attempted to enter the Lardeaux country to examine the large gold and galena ledges  but were turned back by heavy snowstorms.  The sale of the Amethyst, New York, Hillside,  Golden Eagle, Cuba and Hidden Treasure, in  Creede, Colorado, aggregates $8,000,000, and if  'carried put will be the largest deal ever made  in Colorado.  "The owners of the Diamond '"mine at Eureka,  Nevada, are arranging to exhibit a three-ton  galena boulder, from the mine, at the World's  Fair. It will carry at least.200 oz. silver and 78  per cent, lead per ton.  A strong company has been" formed, with  $100,000 in bank, to start up the old Alaska  mine, Sierra county, Cal. Owing to bad management and other causes the famous mine was,  clqsed down about six years ago. It has a  splendid record as a gold producer.-  Two mining experts have left for the West  Coast of Vancouver Island to prospect certain  iron ore properties for a big Pittsburg syndicate. Samples of the ore have already been  treated in the smelter, and give a good showing���������so good that the property is".about to be  developed.  There is a report of a new strike in the south  end of the Dragons, on the eastern slope, two to  two and a half miles distant from Turqnois,  Arizona. The ore was discovered by a wood-  chopper. The ledge is said to be continuous for  four chains in length, the outcrop at places  being very prominent and strong and the assays  go in the hundreds. Turquois is wild over the  strike.  W. W. Purdy is in Victoria with a choice collection of mica brought clown by him from his  claim, 8,000 feet above see level, on the Rocky  Mountain range, and distant from Kamloops  276-miles. The district is practically unknown,  and Mr. Purdy himself cannot do more than  locate his claim. It adjoins that of Louis Vie,  of Kamloops, who located on the information  of Indians, who spoke of "glass in the ground."  The samples brought down by Mr. Purdy run  from six inches to three feet square, and are  really beautiful. Even the croppings are superior cuts. As there is said to be an illimitable  quantity of the mica, Mr. Purdy is sanguine of  a fortune. He goes to San Francisco to make  arrangements for a market.  Two old miners recently caine in from the  Mojave Desert, loaded with very rich gold  specimens taken from a new strike which they  recently discovered in the Argus range of mountains. The ledge assayed is eight feet wide and  assays $136 per ton in gold, and also carries  silver. The mine, which is named Clare Belle,  is in the northern boundary of Inyo count y,  eight miles from Mojave. They claim to have  found the old Argus mine, which was worked  in the year 1863,^ but was abandoned at that  time owing to the savage Indians. The ledge,  which they claim to be the Argus mine, is 157  feet thick, and 10,000 tons of chloride silver ore  is said to be in sight, which assays from $45 to  $386 per ton. The Argus mine was lost in the  early days and has been hunted for by miners  the past 20 years, but until recently never has  been found. The Indians in 1863 killed the  miners who then were working the rich prospect, and they have held the country from  prospectors to some extent.  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   .91 ANUFAjCTBJB'tEUS    OF   THE  Kendall: Band Mill, B.G.  Log Hauling Machines.  We 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.  H0ISTIN& E_?^ ilNES.;  ��������� Oorner Alexander Street and Westminster Aye., VAUOOUVEE, B. 0.  D.   GARTSVSEL,  Agent West Kootenay.  J. W. CAMPION, J. E.  Secretaiy-Treastirer.  Manager  .   -' r        .���������,'"������������������������������������'���������   NOTICE.  WASHINGTON   MINERAL   CLAIM,   IN   SLOCAN   MINING   SUB  DIVISION.  Take notice that we, the undersigned, Tom Edgar Jefferson, free miner's certificate No. 41,870, Samuel Kiiisley  Green, free miner's certificate No, 40,277, and William'.  Lynch, free miner's certificate No. 39,754, 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.  Dated, 18th of October, 1892. T. E. JEFFERSON,  .S. E; GREEN,  Wm. LYNCH.  '" NOTIICE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days from the date  hereof, I intend to apply for a crown grant to the " Try  Me" mineral claim, situated on Toad Mountain. This  application will be made under clause 35, " Mineral Act,  1891." Copies of the field notes and plat can be seen at  the office of the Government Agent, Nelson.  Nelson, B. C., Nov. 26th, 1892. HAROLD SELOUS.  GROWN   GRANT   APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that M. S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the "Golden  King," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  -   Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.       Gold commissioner.  _________  SLOCAN STAR, SLOCAN KING, JENNIE, MINERAL CLAIMS.  Take notice that I, Byron N. White, free miner certificate No. 40226, intend 60 days from date hereof to apply to  the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvements .  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims. 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.  Dated, this 20th day of September, 1892.  _________  Slocan Boy Mineral Claim, Slogan District, West  Kootenay, B. C  Take notice that we, E.J. M. Hale, free miner No. 40257;  Jno. W. Goss, free miner, No. 42784; S. K. Green, free  miner No. 40277; S. J. Silverman, free miner No. 42490; 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.  N. E. LINSLEY, Agent for the Above.  Dated this 30th day of October, A. D. 1892.  Notice is hereby given that Harold Selous, as agent for  G. H. Colwell, B. Thomas, J. A. Turner and F. M. McLeod,  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the  "Hidden Treasure,', situated "on Toad Mountain, West  Kootenay District. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from the date of this  notice. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Dec. 3, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that James Fox, as agent for A. H.  Kelly, E. S. Topping and A. M. Esler, has filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favor of the mineral claim known as (.the "Ollie," situated  on  Toad Mountain,   West   Kootenay District.  claimants, if any, will forward  days from date of this notice.  Nelson, B. C, Dec. 3rd, 1892.  their "objections  Adverse  within 60  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that M. S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the 4t Golden  Wreath," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N,  FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.      Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Henry Anderson, as agent  for John N. Squire, has filed the necessary papers, and  made application for a crown grant in favor of ���������the'' mineral  claim known as the Tiger, sitjiate in the Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if  ��������� any, will forward their objections within 60 days from  date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, 7th October, 1892.  Notice is hereby given, that Harold Selous, as agent for  W. R. Will and R. G. Tatlow, has filed the necessary  papers and made application for a crown grant in favor of  the mineral claim known as the "Ivanhoe," situated on  Toad Mountain. West Kootenay District.  AdArerse claimants will forward their objections within  60 days from the date of this publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 26th, 1S92. Gold Commissioner.  Notice- is hereby given that Harold Selous has filed the  necessary papers and made application for crown grants  in favor of the mineral claims known as " Yankee Girl i  and "Annie," situated on Toad Mountain on the divide  between the east and west forks of Give Out Creek, West  Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants will forward their objections within  60 days from date of this publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 26th, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  that E. D. Ainsworth, for him-  Brockhausen and D. C. Joslyn,  Notice is hereby given  self and as agent for E. E.  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the  "Copper King," situated on Toad Mountain, West Kootenay District. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within 60 clays from, the date of this notice.  N. FITZSTUBBS,      .  Nelson, B. C, Dec. 5th, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  " ^tTceT  The Columbia & Kootenay Railway and Navigation  Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its  next session for an Act authorizing it to construct and  operate a railway between a point on its present line and  Revelstoke, together with such branch ���������or brandies, not  exceeding in any case thirty miles in length, as may be  hereafter authorized by His Excellency the Governor in  Council, and for other purposes.       ,J. D. TOWNLEY,  Vancouver, November,24th, 1892. Secretary.  CROWN   GRANT   APPLICATION.  To All Whom it May Concern:  Be it known that we, James Richey, (free miner's certificate 41,883) Matthew Guthrie, (free miner's certificate  42,677) Jno. Fitzgerald, (free miner's certificate 41,738) and  John King, (free miner's certificate 40,951) being the lawful holders of the mineral claim Okanagan, recorded by  Matthew Guthrie aforesaid, on the 2nd day of June, 1892,  in the office of A. Sproat, mining recorder, Slocan, intend  appplying for a crown grant of the same by purchase, as  provided in section 35 of the Mineral act, 1891, as amended  in 1892. J AS. RICHEY,  M. GUTHRIE,  JNO.    FITZGERALD,  September 5th, 1892.       JNO. KING.   FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its details with office fittings.    Price, $400.  Apply Miner office.  I  .i  *  \  "?  if  I  I  I  I  i  8  1  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The Miner office  'IB^mwmmmm^im^mMS^wmm^im^mimmssmsmmi^msm  i9__93_-__!_8__!'_ ������-..������  I  .if.'?; i   :  s?-' ! :  ?_!���������*      ���������  .*&('!  Hi;  IJSf  !  ������V>     !  j&f!  ,'  i f 5 <    '  *_i   s ������ ���������  fy:,f * i  Ww !  f&-_ '  h'4 i.  jefSM I  It ���������' i  Hi! ?  >:";'"!    j  r&_ i    s  IllU'y  I  ���������K;f I   I*  t^<tT, | ,   S  i^b-v; I ' -:  I JjT> hi  I     ,   j  ���������Mi      *t  ���������"Mi's ���������-  IS) I  ^ - '���������* -   ':.  .���������ui; *_; j. ^       j '  -2f X * J,���������   ������  ���������1"!-;   j''  to -M  likl ���������_  F^l   ft  0  [Ml ft  MS  ft S*  II!.  -; %  BE* #  #'$  H   r  ������' \i   ?'���������  ;-|  ft*  8  &;--1  ���������.������������������*'. i  6  THE   MUSTER: JSTELSOJST,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, DECEMBEE 24, 1892.  _  SSEEKSSa  ILES   FR������  - ��������� :   T ,  '- a  The Distributing Point for tlie Duncan Gfoid Fields and G-reat Silver Ledges of the j  Lardo District. A Trail from this Townsite will bring the centre of the Lardo i  Mines within 12 miles, thus saving carriage over 18 miles of Lake and Trail. I  Beautifully Situated. Level Land.   The Only Point on Upper Kootenay Lake.  X     X     X      X      X      X  XXXXXX      XX  X      X      X      X     X     X  -^������  ; TT=T  in the spring a trail will be built froin this point  ier T7"  -^9_  ������*-  For further information as to prices for lots, terms, etc., TEE  Mmm-: NELSON,, &  0., SATUEDAY, DECEMBEE 24, 1892.  T_E_E_E3  TO^W"3SFSIT:_������I   OF TZEEEIJEC  The Terminus of the Easlo-Slocan Wagon  iffl L. 1  Post Office Centra  >  PROPOSED RAILWAYS.  What may be called the. increase in speculation value of West Kootenay this year, has led  : to numerous applications for railway -charters.  There are three conflicting charters applied  for, for a right of way between Balfour and  Kaslo, two of the proposed railways making  Nelson their terminus, arid one.designed to connect wit h the Great Northern at Bonner's Ferry.  There is, in addition, a short line contemplated  to tap the Trail Creek country. .Last, but not  least, the C. P. R. has applied for a charter to  connect West Kootenay" with Revelstoke. To  say a word in favor of any and all of these railways would be superfluous^ We have already  spent some time in putting forward the  economic considerations which must affect the  construction of railways in West Kootenay,  and nothing more need be said on that head.  There is one point which ought to be emphasized and and borne in mind by every inhabitant, not only of West Kootenay and  British Columbia, but also of Canada, and that  is, that every railway  which connects Canada  with the States  is of  direct   and  incalculable  benefit. No one can deny that Western Canada,  the greatest new country under the sun, is in a  backward stage of development compared with  the Western  States.    We have only to compare   Winnipeg   with  Chicago,   Calgary  with  Denver, or Kamloops with Spokane, to be eon  vinced  of that.    And  it does  not   require the  demonstrations of political economy to make it  clear to the man of average common sense that  to connect Western Canada with  the  Western  States by means of railways,   is the means  by  which their commerce and prosperity  will  become approximately even,    (riven two pools of  water at different levels, if a drain is cut between  them the two pools will never  rest  until their  waters have found the same  level.    This  illustration holds good for all Canada; at the present  time it is peculiarly applicable  to West Kootenay.    Just so soon as West Kootenay has equal  facilities for  the  mining and shipment of ore  with  the State   of  Montana, West  Kootenay  must have  her Buttes,   her Helenas   and  her  Anacondas.    It  is. therefore the policy of the  Province to encourage the building of all  those  roads,  north,   south,  east  and  west.    But  en-  couragemeut must be given wisely or it will do  more harm  than good.    The  whole system of  railwav charters is a  mistake; if advantage is  taken of it to put  valuable privileges in  the  hands of irresponsible  speculators,   it  may become   an   abuse.     Every   charter   applied  for  should be granted, and we sincerely hope  that  no obstruction  will prevent anyone from obtaining a railway charter in West Kootenay.  But they should he granted with stringent conditions regarding the commencement and completion of the work, in  order that  no  obstacle  may be placed in the way of men  who  can and  will build: roads,  by charters falling into the  hands of men who cannot and won't.  :ffikis_ ISal-cr 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 Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   <&   TI_E������ILLBJS -PROPRIETORS  (Notary Public.)  ining and Eeal Estate  BEOKEE,  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 STEEET,   NELSON, B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  a  Adjoining the. government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWABDS  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 Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  ER & WATSON,  AINSWORTfll, B. C������  AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR  HIRE.  -Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Telephone 96.  &. W. RICHARDSON c, |  Nels__i, _H������. ������������������  It. J. BEALEIT  Kaslo, B. ���������.  EICHAEDSON & BEALE Y  Real Estate and Financial Agents,  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  J. A. KIRK  J.  F. RlTCniE  KIRK & RITCHIE  }  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office  over  Bank    of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  NELSON. 16. C. -6  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROO  THE TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is acknowledged  the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS. BAR JUST ADDED.  THE   _B___._E_  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars._  ^a ���������.���������?j._rf w������; !-���������:*'  r i? f*  T_*_ ���������������������������       mi. ������������������  ���������������������������^'������������������yi.u iiih.iim   ii  175"  ,r-:':L?,"Ty?rm v.?-.��������������������������� <  ,.,v _.,���������.,  r-;r,l���������.',T"n i  tbbembbb__-__������--������������--_^ ynamj_a_TOt<������-'=3_^-*>iWflr^  *������������M>W-<uanuiMn*ac^^^  ���������ifefe' f4 ���������������������������  '���������mm  :���������������!#  8  THE "MINES:  NELSON,,! .K C,  SATTJED^' DECEMBEE^.  1892.  ffef-yy-y  w:;;;- v-W"  l||^y ���������������������������������������������'  "S^llp'^H^ ���������'���������-���������������������������'  WW  WmM.  m  P  m)  IBF;  is?.-  Kas:  ___������  Flour, Feed and  '������  .eaay-  MING TACKLE AND  CH-JKCH. OR   READING ROOSI.  To the Editors of TheMiner: Sirs,    I regret  that my attention was^not-'balleel  to  a  note in  your Editorial "column' of; the  10th  instant, in  time for  roe to make an answer to  your courteously worded enquiry respecting the  Reading  room.     If I   may  be .allowed  the privelege,  I  should like to say a  few words  concerning the  . present position   of  our  Church,   words   which  ^vill. I am* sure, reach  a faiv.larger- circle, than  that which   will surround   my platform on Sunday.    In the first place  then,   let   me  correct a  certain misapprehension  which  exists in some  quarters touching the amount of  Miss Breton's'  r;.. donation.'   All that  we  have   received   is $250  .towards., a building which  has cost  over  $1100,  and this $250 was collected, not for Nelson as a  city,  but for the Church of England  in Nelson,  ''\'Sand"'-subscribed   by the friends of the diocese of  i -New:./.Westminster in   England,   and  acknowledged from time to time in our Bishop's record,  published in that country.    This lady, moreover-  has^within the last   month,   visited  Nelson, in-,  spected the building1, and perfectly'understands  the present condition of affairs.    In the second  place let^me say just what  we have done, and  what we "hope lo do, with'this donation.   Every  . i=Qne ���������,k no ws. that $2������>0,   by   itself,   could ..never  " Uuild;a,Reading room, or do more than  pay for  one year's~rent of such quarters   as   the  Good-?  will  Society of  Kaslo  have engaged.    It was  /:-i/ ther-efore proposed by the Bishop that we should  use'^tliis inoney in the building ..of our place  of  worshipr abstaining from consecrating it wholly  to the service of God, and  using it as  soon as  possible and as far as we could afford, for recrea-i  tion purposes also; and this we heartily hope to  do, giving as good a return  per annum   for the  money entrusted to  us, as we can see our  way  to do.    But as Rome  was  not  built  in   a day, .������  neither is Nelson," nor Nelson's  Church, and at'  present we are,  like  most of our. neighbours,'  hard up, and aching for help.    The building cost  $1100.    Towards this Miss Breton collected $250.  Nelson promised  on   subscription   list $370, but  paid only $170.    The Ladies'Guild, by Theatricals, Concert, Sale of work,etc., nobly raisedover .  $260.    The Sunday collections have amounted to  about $220, of this sum the poor parson, during  eight months,   has  drawn  only $120,   allowing  $100 of current  income to  go into the   building  fund, and at   the present  moment he is personally liable to the Bank  for $390 for a  Church  note, now over due.    Let Nelson pay its  prom-  isedsubscriptions,and no one will go more heartily into opening the Reading room than myself.  Naturally as  a  congregation  we   could do  no  more than allow, under proper restrictions, the  free" use  of our hall.    All expenses, connected  with cost  of   literature,  light,   heat,   damages,  cleaning etc., must  be  borne by those who  accept our roof.    To us the Hall is 'chiefly' a place  for the hallowing of the  Sabbath  day, and  the  worshipping of Almighty  God; "incidentally"  for a portion of its value, it is a house of amusement and innocent recreation.    A new financial  committee Will  be appointed   in  January,   to  ay. .Groceries of all kinds.   Hams and Bacon.  ���������Made Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps.  ��������� >  3.- WEST BAIEE STREET, NELSON;  .wi_*oi___I hope every backward subscription, and  many new ones, will be paid, then we will do  our best to open our "house" to all, and to make  the winter go as cheerily as possible. Wishing  all your readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy  New Year,    I remain,    Yours faithfully, ":  A. J. Reid, Vicar of Nelson.  TZEaZZEC  mfZ*.yrr~L^.-.^-^^Ti^r-v:LaL   ^  |     COR.  BAKER"������ND   WARD   STREETS.  yLa.  LUMBERj-ROUGH AND DRESSED,  shingles; LATHS, MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  . TURNING-LATHE WORK,  -   ON   HAND  OR   fViADE   TO ORDER   -  >*������ Z "���������ar-rmr: -Mtrn  Vfl II im__. 'i1 r*  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,000 feet of Lumber in  the iNelson Lumber Yard.  ������.  O.  BUCHANAN.  P-O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  MEALS AT ALL HOURS,  DAY OR MIGHT  s   ���������  MES. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  _-__������������������-T-LB JU-  l~-^fff   IWJWIJMI    _JH-������TOT-.������-WlW-|..   -|    |,  G_    TW   BTD"S:  Assoc. M'.lrist. C.E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL-.~.~, LAND -,v SURVEYOR;  JB^i^JFOTJtt,    ___3'_.   O-  Telephone Connection.  Nelson.   Music . Emporium.  Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines (Improved  Singer) Staple and Fancy Stationery, Books, School  Supplies, all kinds of Musical Merchandise.  Call    and    see    ws    in. our   new   stand   HOUSTON  .  SSIiOCK,   Ba__er: Street.  "Prevention is better than cure.'" Every business man'  should have a copy of "The Customs Tariff."  ���������'������������������������������������'    (A.M. Can. Soc. C. E.) ���������    -���������  0IVIL EMIEEEE ATO AEOHITEOT^  Vietoria St., Next S>oo_* to Hotel .Pliair, Nelson, 15.'������������������.  TIME   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  NELSON.  Hot  and   cold water;   electric bells; billiard and club .  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class. ���������'  "'    .-     - -    ���������    ..-     ..��������� \ \  E. E. FHAIR, proprietor.  R 0. Campbell- Johnston  (of Swansea, India,. and :tha:Uni,ted States.)  AND -MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Fur- A  naces and concentrating .plants" planned and erected. :!  Hea4ment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, Vancouver, B. C. - Terms oasjb.......     -  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Co. Ld.  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, NELSON, LYTTON & KOOTENAI  5*  LITTLE   .DALLES'  ROUTE:  Thifrsdav^^rfn? ^th ������f Ko+ot1en^ on Mondays and  ��������� J? i y at 3 p' 2������' Passengers take train leaving: Nelson at 1 p. m. on above mentioned days. s  KOOTENAV  LAKE AND   BONNEK'S ' FERRY   ROUTE:  SaluMatlfSS IK N?H������.n at 3 P-���������. <m Tuesdays and  Ferrv %/Hfvn^fc Pay^Ainswprth, Kaslo and Bonner's  n^JZ^SS&g? Bonner,s Ferry-ht 5 a- m>on  r.   TROUP,   Manager  mrnm?$mwMmMMsmm?.mmmM������?m[i T������IS  MINES:  NELSON,  B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE 24.   1892.  Q  This Company now Offers for Sale. a. Number of Choice Business or Eesidential  Lots on Easy Terms.   Eebate Given for G-ood Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOR PARTICULARS APPLY    -    -    F.   FLETCHER, LAND COMMISSIONER, NELSON,��������� B. C.  FIRE !  At 8:45 p. m. on Wednesday last the  fire bell  raqg,  and   three  minutes  later the  hose  was  playing on the stable on Victoria street  owned  by Hunt &  Dover.    The  water had   but small  effect on the flames as a hurricane was blowing  at   the   time, .and   the   attention   of   the   lire  ;.. brigade was given to  preventing  the  adjacent  buildings from burning.    Within   half an hour  the water gave out, and the fire had  things all  its own way until 10 o'clock, when, to I he great  alarm of many who had "gone home to get warm,  .. the alarm bell  rang for the second  time, only  - for the purpose, however, of bringing the scattered spectators  together  in  order  to start a  .-"bucket   brigade."   The   red-hot   coals,   which  were being carried all  over town   \\y the  high  wind, were soon extinguished,   to  the great relief of  everyone  who  owned  property in the  neighborhood.    It would have  been  impossible  for a fire to have happened in  any  other place  in town without there being the greatest danger of a general burn out.    Mr.   Dover had. on  Wednesday afternoon, moved all his furniture  "and jeweller's tools ".'.hi to the building,  and laments the loss of the latter more than anything  else.    This fire should point a moral even  if it  does, not adorn  a  tale.    The amount of water  thafrcould be thrown with the apparatus at our  command is of no use at all when once a fire is  well started; what we .-want-is a  hook and  ladder brigade, which could pull down a building  of this  class   in   short order; when  the debris  could be much easier put out than any standing  building.    The  lire  wardens,   who  have  never  done   a- tap  of  work since  they  were elected,  might spend one or two afternoons in  a profitable   manner   in    examining   the   position   of  several   stove-pipes   that    nightly    belch    out  showers of sparks.    The cause of Wednesday's  lire is only a  matter of conjecture.    The* loss,  which is not heavy, is partially covered  by insurance. .  c . "'*'���������'���������'  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the Legislature of British Columbia at its next Session for  an act to incorporate a company with power to construct,  equip, maintain and operate a railway from a point near  the international boundary line, at or near Bedlingfton, in  the Province of British Columbia, thence following up  the Kootenay River to Koolehay Lake, thence along the  west shore of Kootenay Lake to its northerly extremity,  with power to construct branchos to the headwaters of  the Lardeaux and Duncan rivers, in said Province, and to  construct telegraph and telephone lines and to equip and  operate the same in connection with tho said line of railway, together with the usual powers to acquire lands,  privileges, bonuses, or other aids from the Dominion or  Provincial Governments, and to make traffic or other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other companies,  and for all other usual and necessary powers rights and  privileges.  JOSEPH HETHERINGTON BOWES,  Solicitor for Applicants.  Dated at Nelson, the 16th day of December' 1892.  Notice is hereby given that at the next Session of the  Legislature of British Columbia application will be made  for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of  constructing, operating and maintaining a line of railway,  commencing at a point on the international boundary, on  the right fork of Sheep Creek, thence running north along  said creek to the Trail Creek Mines or, more particularly,  to Red Mountain, with power to build, maintain and  ^operate branch lines from any point or points on the main  ffej lines or branch lines to any adjacent mine or mines, and  ������gf with power to build wharves and docks, and erect and  ^maintain telegraph and telephone lines and all necessary  1 - works. .   JBODWELL & IRVING,  S"  ���������I  I  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated this l_th day of December, 1892.  GILKER & WELL  I*os_.<>flicc Store, Nelson,  AS. C.  AND GENTS' FUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  S   AT  BAM OF  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL <pai<l' ?ip), Jg<iOO,000   .    $3,000,000  ������������������'���������'���������"'.'.. (With power to increase.)  KESEKTEi *W-������,  ������220,000  1,100,000  isT-iuXjSoasr 0Bi^-A.asrojE_c_  ZE3__^-A.3STOI3:E3S _  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewW( stminster.B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B.C Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C, __ ,'  HEAD OFFICE: 60 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 Yorx;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  On T?nd after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits wilJ bo 3_c.per cent, until further notice.  FI  T TAILOR,  Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL KANGE OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  JPTITOJE& TO SUIT TZE_E__������_ TIMES  mmmamlm^wmmii>jm^^ ���������'  M__^.l___MJ-._----W''JC  MH^^w^wWM^mw >mwmiixwuuMimm**i^LH*m>  : OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL <a_l paid up), $12,000,000  REST,        .       ... 6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, ��������� Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Nelson Branch:   N. W. Oor. Eaker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.   -  SAVIESSGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Of Swansea and Wigan.)  Analytical Chemists and  REVELSTOKE.  ers,  ������  Mr. P.  C.  STOESS, Nelson, will receive samples from  Kootenay Lake District.  ' Baas a .    \g^e  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  elephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 2_.  Edward Applewhaite & Co,  S, E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  ~ WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  All Placer Mining Claims in this District, legally held,  may be laid over from the loth day of October, 1892, until  the 1st day of June, 1893.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson B. C, November loth, 1892.  .';   til  Ml ������/''���������%-������: . '  :$"#'$il' ���������''  Jill"  j<wnto_���������nMuat������n_y���������i^casftaa^affagiamg^  "yT^f-^flTrrfY._ ^.iI|iH^^jt^m������.^i.IV���������^^-^w������1JM.r.n������^-a^-.^V..."TJ^.'-.^  mm  fpilf'  ',!������������������  .'.r-  ��������� ���������;:���������  .. * ������������������-  '-,1:  ���������. -���������&���������;:  t-  't.v  ���������t';.  .{!���������������������������  *.:������������������  "fl  ���������I.  #| ���������*������������������  10  THE   MINEE:  NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY, DECEMBEE 24,  1892.  ;f  1 ._. ( * v,  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' SuDulies.a Special  XX X ~  %J  f]  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the Dublic will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  and compare Prices.  m  c-  .10116  !'.'f  i  -LOCAL AND PERSONAL.  Horace W. Bucke is down from Kaslo.  Mrs. and the Misses Corning left on Thursday  for Spokane.  The churches in Nelson have all been decorated for Christmas.  F. W. Jarvis was in Nelson on Wednesday  on business connected with an hotel, which he  purposes building at Bear Lake,  J. Boelofsky has closed  down  his  Kaslo  res-  ,   taurant until the spring, and is making an effort  to spend Chiistmas day in Vancouver.  George Johnstone, of H. M. Customs left on  Thursday for Vancouver, where he will remain  until the spring.  W. R. Will came down from New Denver on  Wednesday. He has property on Toad Mountain which he values at $8,000 and which is to  be surveyed.  J. F. Ritchie has finished his survey of Kootenay City. On Tuesday, when on his way in to  Nelson he says that 12 men left the train at the  boundary, who said that they were "going to  start -work on the Pend d'Oreille bridge the day  following.  The owners of the steamer Ainsworth have  changed their -minds about laying- her up for  . the winter, aud mean to run her again on the  Nelson-Kaslo route. On Monday she took a  load of horses up to Lardo City where they will  put in the winter.as.best they can.  It has been said that the blizzard which we  experienced on Tuesday and Wednesday last,  would, in Winnipeg, have been regarded as a  chinook wind, and "would have had no effect  other than bringing out the 'skeeters in good  shape. This may be true enough, but we  doubt it.  Harry McMillan came down from Crawford's  Bay on Wednesday for supplies. Harry means  to spend the winter trapping in that neighbourhood. He has had very fair success up to the  present, and with the help of an increased number of traps, hopes to make a good clean-up in  the spring. Martin are pretty numerous, and  with deer and cariboo, are daily coming lower  down the hills.  The survey of the Kaslo-Slocan railroad has  been completed. Messrs. Munn and Hendry,  who own the charter for this line, have been  taking a look at things up there during the past  week, and went down to New Westminster on  Monday, to report progress. They were accompanied by William Bailey, formerly editorial  manager "of the Westminster Truth, and of the  Calgary Tribune.  7, 9, and 11 East Yernoii  .tree  NELSON,. B. 0;  H. J. Love was down from. Kaslo on Sunday.  E. E. Applewhaite made  his pioneer  visit to.  Kaslo on Sunday last.  W. A.  Jowett  returned  from  the  Coast  on  Tuesday.  Mrs. EL F. Daly left Nelson.on Monday on her  way to England by way of the Coast.  W. Carrington and G. B. Nagle, the townsite  owner, were in town on Sunday last.  Tom Collins has sold his interest in the Belle  Vue to his former partner, Ike Holden. Tom  goes across the line for the winter.  The Idaho, '_ Dardanelles, Freddy Lee and  Washington all shipped out ore, during the past  week, by way of Nelson and Northport.  W. W. Clifton has gone down to Portland for  a month's holiday, his place in the Bank of B.  C. having been taken by John Stewart, who  came up from Vancouver on Tuesday.  H. Ashby has gone down to the coast with  thr) intention of selling every lot in both Duncan  City and Argent a. He means to be back again  here by the end of February.  T. Jefferson and Ralph Clarke, of Spokane,  who -are largely interested in the Washington,  were in town on Tuesday and Wednesday, and  left for home on Thursday,  BobYouill has retired to theSilverKingoffice,  formerly owned byBogle & Whalley, to "down"  a severe attack of^, sickness. He hopes to be  out again by the 2oth.  A considerable number of people came down  on the Ainsworth last evening to catch a special  train from Nelson, in order to reach Spokane in  time to spend Christmas day there.  At the very moment when we were engaged  in writing the paragraph in this issue, headed  "Fire," some of Nelson's .citizens were  engaged  in forming a Hook and Ladder Brigade? An  efficient executive committee has been appointed, and we hope to hear of considerable progress  being made in the organization of this most useful institution.  The dance given last night by the Nelson  Social Club was a most enjoyable affair. At  the last moment it was found that the Carney-  Barret hall was not available, and the dance  accordingly took place in the rooms of the Society. Some 15 couples took the floor, and danced  to music provided by George Keefer and Billy  Hill, until an early hour this morning.  NELSON BOARD OF TRADE.  The adjourned meeting of the Nelson Board  of Trade took place yesterday afternoon at 4  o'clock.    The   committee  which  had  been  ap  pointed, reported to the meeting, and  some dis-J  cussion followed as to the benefits to be derived  from a board  of trade.    Interim   office  bearers 1  were  then   appointed:  R. E. Lemon, president;  W. A. Jowett,  vice-president; J.   Elliott, secretary; A. H.   Buchanan,   treasurer;  and   an   ex- 1  ecutive committee of five, viz.,   Messrs. Teetzel,  Wilson, Gilker, Hume  and LaBau.    The   meeting then adjourned, the committee having been  instructed to draw up rules and regulations.  ROBBED PETER TO PAY PA"fiJL.  The-advantage  of employing  Chinese  labor  was forcibly demonstratedcto our leading druggist the other morning, when he was awakened  from his .beauty sleep by a. continuous thumping  at the bad<_ of his store.    Getting up to find out  the cause of the disturbance, he discovered that  the Chinaman, with  whom   he had  contracted  for the delivery of a cord of wood, was industriously transferring logs  from a neighbour's  pile  to his own. The heathen Chinee, when reproached with his perfidy, was not in the least abashed,  explained   that   it  was   all   a  matter of  business, and that, it was the  best  he  could dp for  the money. " ,   ���������.- ��������� " ���������       . - -v.. ���������  CORRECTS MISTAKES.  The Kasl#-Slocan Examiner will this week  publish the following letter, which will remove  any lingering doubts that may be felt by the  creditors as to the recognition of their claims  by the bank :''...  Editor Kaslo-Slocan Exami?ier:  Dear Sir:���������My attention has been directed  to an article in your issue of 26th November in  reference to the delinquencies of R. F. Daly,  our late agent at Nelson.  On behalf of the bank I would ask you to correct the statement therein that a number of  persons would (through the criminal conduct of  Daly) lose the money they had deposited at  interest with the bank. You will, 1 am sure,  be pleased to know that this is not the case, as  the bank will at qhcie recognize their liability to  pay the depositor in each instance, only requiring to be satisfied of the bona fide character of  the transaction before meeting the payment.  I am glad to say there are only a few instances  of these depositors; and the bank would, in any  event, be scrupulously  careful  to vindicate its  integrity in such circumstances.  Yours faithfully,  Wm, C. Ward, Manager.  Bank  of B. C. Victoria, 9th December, 1892.  - \\ ' - -,     ..:         -���������^���������������������������-���������-T-.���������������-������������������������������������ ��������� ��������� ���������  ��������� i    i.ii u ���������---���������pr������������������-~-r-ii-"������������������ir-i-vi-n'i-j-i.t       ,....,.,  ., i���������;;-....>���������!. ..���������!.!���������. ��������� ���������������������������������������������������/ ''IVl'i^'H'" V-y���������T1V^'g"?-^T-TTW.V. %'   '���������>" ���������.*������? jt 1 j". s"'-* - ��������� * "i"~ BTT1 ~ ���������!7*.1W-,T." yn^rtg^r *"\ "fl ' -���������sFryrrrsr-*-m-MirT-r.rmr _1_������w-.������-CT-r ....... .j.���������..��������� , .       <_y^?^_y  ���������'���������c^'Jwr*-'  *������r_������i H . ������������������*���������"���������  ������_������'.'* "j1"-  %^  jr..ji,?<.-j  I


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