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 \:  ���������}}>'  Tlic Mines in  Kootemiy are Aiuong  7'' the Iiic3B.est in  America.  Tlie Ores are  Higli-Cirade in 43oM,  Silver,  Copper,  and Lead.  r"-  ITOMBEE 130.  NELSON   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAT,  DEOEMBEE 31,   1892.  $4 A YEAE  THE   JLARS&O    AND    DUNCAN    MINING   TEltRlTOKY.  The following from the  pen  of  C.   E.   Perry  gives   a  birds-eye  view  of  the  Lard o-Duu can  ���������district,   and   should   be  of  interest   to  many  readers on the outside who are looking forward  to investing in this country in I he spring.    Will  not   Eastern   and   "Victoria capital   be   wise   in  time?  "At the north end of Kootenay Lake a large-  sized stream enters its waters.    This is the now  famous Duncan jJRiver (miscalled  on   the  G-ov-  ernmeut maps the Laruo).    The  Duncan  River  has  a width  of  from  150  to  250  feet,  and  at  .flood pours a very large  volume  of  water into  the  Kootenay  Lake.    The valley of the stream  runs almost due  north,   inclining  at   its  upper  end   slightly  to   the   westward,   and   varies,  in  width from ������ mile to 1^ miles.    Fourteen   miles  ' up river, Hauser, or  Upper  Kootenay  Lake is  ..reached.-   This.lake is about 10 miles long by an  average width of one mile.    There is no land of  any value along the shores of Hauser  Lake, except ing  at   the  southerly end,   whore  Messrs.  Keeling &   Simpson   have  a  fine  flat,   Duncan  City.  "Mineral claims are staked out oil the eastern  shore,    where  a large   body  of   quartz��������� occurs  along  the   bluffs.    Assays   of   these  prospects  show free gold $4 to $8 per ton.    At  the  north  end. of   Hauser Lake   the   valley   narrows and  steep, rocky bluffs are frequent.    Ascending the  Duncan   Hauser.Creek  comes  in from the east.  Rich placer and  gold  quartz   were   found  here  last season.    The river op^us into meadows and  timbered flats.    About ten miles up are the first  -of the  Davies-Sayward timber  limits.    All the  . numerous streams coming in   from the east and  west contain colors, and many rich strikes have  been made in   the   mouutain   ranges   bordering  the river.    Some 15. miles up  stream many rich  prospects in placer and gold  quartz   have   been  located.    Cuddies   camp, Cameron   and  Reno's  camp, and the  Hall   placers   are   the.   most  important.    A great portion of this   mineral  field  is still untouched,   waiting for   the  prospector.  Already some daring  spirits   have   ventured in  the field,   but   beyond  making  snow   locations,  .���������cannot expect to obtain ang good results.    This  Duncan   country 'cannot   fad    to    show   some  wonderful   strikes   next   year,  ingress are not difficult to men  : canoeing and roughing it.  . '" '   Tlife-Lardo.  v'The Lardo empties into the Duncan some  eight miles from the head of Kootenay Lake.  'It .is. a "rapid- mountain stream and a difficult  one for canoes. However, a very good pack  trail, built by the Government, provides a ready  means of transit from head of -Kootenay Lake  -5fo   Trout   Lake,   some   25   miles,   and   reaches  The  means of  who understand  the' c e n t re   o f   t h e  mining  discoveries.    Trout  Lake is about 20 miles long and  on   the  mountain chain lying  back  from   the  eastern  shore  nearly all the rich .discoveries are placed.   Foremost comes the Great   Northern  group  on   the  north fork of Trout Creek, at the  northern end  of Trout Lake.    This group has been, bonded by  the millionaire Rockefeller.    Next  in  order are  the Seroy, Gainer and Nagle group of 7 claims.  Then, nearer to   the   lake,   lies   the  Silver  Cup  group.    Along the ridge, following the  contact  of limestone and slate, are the   Wagner, Taylor  and Kennedy group of five claims,   the Abbott  and Barrison claims, the King   William   group.  Further  west,   the  Orphan   Boy  group,   about  one  mile   from   Haskins Landing.     These  are  the most important on the east  mountain slope  of Trout Lake,    on the  west  the  Seroy group,  near the northerly end of the  lake,   has  shown  good returns.    There are a number of deserving  discoveries beside those named.    They are, however, as yet the best known and assay showings  demonstrate the extraordinary richness of "the  ores.    A,rush to the great mineral area, covered  by the watersheds of the Duncan  and Lardo,  is a certainty.    Plans are being made as to outfits, cost and date of departure; and,  although  the season  opens   very late in the hills, fleets of  canoes and boats of every make   will  move for  these mines in the ear^ spring.    To  attain the  best results, a four months' supply and an early  departure is best, as in   the   months, of March,  April and May the waters  of  the   Duncan   will  be low, and passage by canoes and  boats  easy.  In June the flats  overflow,   and  navigation is  difficult, tedious  and  not   without  danger.    A  trail cut at the head  of "Kootenay  Lake  at   its  north-easterly corner, for some 7  miles,   would  avoid navigation of the worst part  of  the Duncan.    Generally,   for   mining   operations   in   a  rough, rugged, mountainous country, the means  of access to the Duncan-Lardo district are very  easy.    Supplies can be brought very  readiiy to  almost the spot required, as, with the exception  of a few unimportant log jams,   the   Duncan is  navigable in  all for  nearly 45   miles,   and   the  good trail up Lardo can be readily packed over.  It would be possible to run light draught steam-"'  ers  to Hauser  Lake, if some   improvements of  the river were made.    These  mainly consist in  removing snags and cutting log jams.    A sum  of   $8000 or $10,000 would  do wonders.    In all  human probability  there  will, be  a great  and  growing interest in this wonderfully  rich   minting zone.    Now is the time to urge on the  Government the necessity of appreciating the magnificent territory we   possess   in   the   Kootenay  district.    It is   now  no  conjecture.    We  know  by proof that here is a country of unexampled  richness, whose wonderful   prospects  and  mar-,  velious development has awakened the  interest  and excited the enthusiasm of men   trained for  years   in   mining,   possessing   intelligence and  means, and endowed with energy and push. All  along the line the story goes, as the ore returns  from every smelter prove its wondrous   wealth.  The cry is "on to the border'."  QUESTIONS FOfil THE CITIZENS  OF NELSON.   '  Nelson is at present in the most  critical stage  of its development.    It is possible  now  for the  citizens   10  take  advantage  of    its  unrivalled  position with respect to the rest of West Koote-  uay, and by their energy and united action give  Nelsons that  position   as  a  distributing  centre  and business capital to which from its   location  it    is   entitled.    Every  city  of importance on  this new continent has been created at the outlets of tfcide from some large section of country.  New York would never  have   been  New   York  had it not been   the point   where the  trade  to  and from the old   world   converged; Chicago is  only Chicago because of the  enormous  agricultural  area of   which   its railroad   system   has  made it the centre.    Montreal is Montreal only  because,it is the point which controls  the   trade  in   by and  out. from  the St.   Lawrence.    And  similarly there is but one point in   West Kootenay to which goods can be shipped in   bulk and  then  distributed  over "the'-.country,   and   that  point is Nelson.    We do not   wish   in   any   way  to disparage  other places  in   West Kootenay.  All the other towns, with the exception   of Na-  kusp and Robson, owe  their existence and depend for their future on the  mineral  they have  immediately   behind  them; but Nelson's  position makes it the only point which can   become  a distributing centre for Toad Mountain, Slocan  Lake, Ainsworth, Kaslo, Lardo, Pilot Bay, and  Goat River.    In   these other  places  there  are  mining districts to be  opened  up,   in Nelson a  town   must  be  developed.    And  to develop  a  town something more is  needed  than   position  and natural advantages. There must be citizens  who live in its progress and  are  ready to put  their shoulders to the wheel to help  it  out.    If  we have such men in Nelson,   now  is the  time  for them to come forward.    The completion of  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Railway  and the  opening up of the Silver King mine  next  summer will give Nelson its  opportunity.    Is  it to  be taken or missed ? No town can ever  amount  to anything  which is  governed on   the same  principle   as an   Indian  reserve.    The  citizens  themselves   must   direct   their  own affairs, in  short, the incorporation of the town is a matter  which if delayed will seriously affect   the  prospects of Nelson, if carried through   at  once will  enable  Nelson  to  take  position   as   capital of  West   Kootenay   and   to   keep   that   position.  There are not. wanting those  who  decry  incorporation.    They say   that   the  time   is   not yet  come,   that   such    and  such   obstacles   will be  placed in the way, that   the^int crests   of people  interested in Nelson  do   not   lie in the direction  of incorporation.    But   the interests of the citi-,  zens of Nelson do, and if they work hard enough,  they will gain their ends.    This matter must be  taken   up  without delay;   it  must   be   pushed  through with  enthusiasm  and   unanimity and  obstacles   will   disappear,   difficulties    be   surmounted, and we shall soon be able to  point to  the  Nelson   in  which  we  all have  so  deep   a  stake, as possessed of civic, machinery by which  we will be able to manage our own  affairs and  to appear before the world  as  a  civilized  community, not a reservation of unfortunate, white  men.    A 43SA.ND SUCCESS.  The social entertainment given under the auspices of the Methodist church, in Carney &  Barrett's hall, on Tuesday evening, was the  most successful affair of the kind ever held in  Nelson. ��������� > ���������  Mr. G. O. Buchanan  took   the  chair a  little  after 8 p. in.,   and   after  a few  remarks introduced the choir who started the musical part of  the entertainment with an  anthem.    A  recitation   from Mr. ,T. K.   Buchanan   followed.    Mr.  Buchanan was taken   by  surprise,   but   rose to  the occasion and convulsed the audience with a  few  quaint  remarks   while he  was   gathering  himself  together. . A  quartette,   in   which  the  Messrs. Shaw and   Turner  took   part,   was  the  next item,   and   Mr.   Hamber  followed   with a  solo, doing his best under the disadvantage of a  Severe cold.  Thy Rev. A. J.  Reid   was  then   asked,  to  address the meeting, and in   a  few   words  gave a  sketch of the origin of Xmas and its significance  to a  Christian  community.    Mr.   J.   K.  Turner  then gave a charming rendering .of   k'The  Skippers of St. Ives; and the first half,of  the  enter-  tainment closed with a   very  creditable  exhibition of club-swinging from the Rev. Mr. Smith.  After   a light supper had   been  served,   the  audien ce was play ed  in to  order by Mr. P. Turner with short pi^lude on  the  ()rgah.   Its fault  was it was too  short.    Mr.   West then   recited  the "One Legged Goose," and made his audience  roar at the humor  of   the  piece.    The  solo   by  Mr. Chad bourn, which followed, was the'/feature  of the evening.    Mr. Chadbourn was enthusiastically encored,   and  responded   with  Longfellow's Ballad of the Bridge.    Mr.  Bowes had a  hard task in being called to address the audience  after Mr. Chadbourn had, as Shakespeare, puts it,  had a mortgage  on   their  ears.    But   in   a. few  happy words he entirely  caught  the feeling of  the meeting.    He reminded the citizens present  that they were not merely individuals  engaged  in   the pursuit   of  money,   but   members of   a  society,   and  said  that  one  advantage  of the  winter's seclusion in Nelson was to draw people  closer together; and to make them   realize that,  independen t of rcce, creed and denomination their  interests were one, and that it  was   their  duty  to act together in   developing  the  resources of  the country.   Mr. Bowes was loudly applauded,  Another quartette, a solo by Mr. Turner and an  ���������anthe^m .by ..the choir closed   the  musical   programme.    The chairman then called on the Rev.  Mr. Turner to give an address.    Mr. Turner was  excruciatingly funny and fully carried  out St.  Paul's precept that there is a time to be merry.  After the National Anthem  had   been  sung,  the andience broke up in high good humor with  themselves and  everybody else.    The thanks,  not only of the Methodist   body, but of  all the  citizens of Nelson,   are  due  to  the ladies and  gentlemen who organized such a successful entertainment, and we venture to hope it is  only  the forerunner of many more.  ��������� I  fcrtfi  ��������� *  - -   F  %**<>���������?.  IlPffTs^M^ .-wff^waaj^^ivii'i^a^*!* SAeniSfiteriaafftfaiisaat^*^^  *r������Xe***xwa<&^jia3S^^  WW������iafllll|IIIILIil������WiIWW(W'WW������M>W"������������ta������������������M������MW���������wmmii     -m i ������������������    ��������� nrr    i|i    r n-f.~     ffpnii  -.JjSS'.  S&IS, sj-.  Mil'  ftpl  itill--  IP  111  mm  m  ������1  PI  MP  mm  m  I  Si  pf;  IT  lid  mm  m  m'  Sli  If1'  RSW.  iPr  #  ������  i  ft  m  l  i  Pi  m  \ti  THE MINEE:  ffELSOtf,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,  DEOEMBEK 31   1892.  GOOI������ FOK CANADA.  Mr. Watts, representing the Eastern   owners  of   the   Wellington  mine in   the   Slocan,  has  placed the first diamond drill in West Kootenay.  We have time and  again  had to  refer  to the  energy of this company  in  opening  up  their  property, and another mark has to be set down  to their credit. The diamond drill is the indispen-  sible auxiliary of scientific modern mining and  the appearance of one in West Kootenay is a  most promising sign of the times. We incline  to believe that it is want of opportunity rather  than of will which has led our Eastern fellow  citizens to speculate in Colorado mining stocks  rather than get to work in their own West and  open up mines there, and-we hope that the time  has come when all that will be changed.  ISILLY'S YARN.  Billy Lynch and George Crump have been  down in Spokane. They were interviewed-by  a Review reporter, and the former told the following harrowing tale:  ��������� Jiist before coming out of the mines he and  Mr. Cramp had a harrowing adventure. They  had made a visit to the Bluebird and Rico mines  and were-returning to the Washington when  they were overtaken by night. In the darkness  they missed their way,' and, after crossing  several Snow slides, they concluded that they  had better camp for the night. Lynch was sure  ihey were in the vicinity of the Hennessy boys'  cabin on Bonanza King, but they, failed to find  it and put in the night, which was fortunately  calm and clear, beside a camp lire which they  started with difficulty. They had no blankets,  provisions or even an axe, and came near perishing with cold before'they got the lire started.  In i he morning they found they were only 200  feet from the cabin they had been looking for, '  and got back to the Washington after a hard  trip without any mishap. The snow was so soft  that their snowshoes were of little service, and  they frequently sank down in drifts up to their  chins.  TAKE MOTIGE.  The Fire Ward ens of the Town of Nelson hereby give  notice that, on Monday, the 2nd day of January, 1893,  they will make an inspection of thefluevS and chimneys of  all buildings within the limits of Lake street, Falls street,  Carbonate street and Cedar street, and all persons having  defective stove pipes will be requested to put them in  order'-without delay, and to have chimneysof brick built  to connect with all flues. Any person failing to do so  within a reasonable time of such warning will beprosecuted  J. FRED HUME,    \  G. A. BIGELOW,     >-Fire Wardens.  , DAVID B. BOGLEJ  SHAFER   GOLD   AND   SILVER  COSV3PAMY.  (Foreign.)  Begistered   the   18th   Day   of":December,   1892.  CERTIFICATE "OF REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that 1 have this day registered the.  "Sharer  Gold   and   Silver Mining    Company,"   (foreign)  under the Companies Act, Part IV, Registration of Foreign  Companies,  and  the  Companies Act  Amendment   Act,  1889.  The objects for which the company is established are:  To carry on the business of mining for gold, silver, copper,  lead, z-nc and other minerals, in the State of Washington,  in the i-'rovince of Britisn Columbia, and at other places  in the United States and in British North America, and  of operating quartz mills and smelters for the purpose of  working the quartz and ores from mines owned or worked  by'said company, and ores and quartz brought to such  mills and smelters by other persons or corporations.  The amount of the capital stock of the said company is  Four Hundred Thousand Dollars, divided into four hundred thousand shares of one dollar each.  The term of existence of the said company is Fifty years.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Ainsworth, Pnovince of British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and  affixed my seal of office this 16th day of December, 1892, at  the City of Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia.  /Seal of the Registrar of\ C. J. LEG GATT.  < Joint Stock Companies >      Registrar Joint Stock Co'ys.  ^     British Columbia.     J  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that GO 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 SELOUS4 \  Prospectors'Iocation notices for sale at The Miner office  MERCHANT MILLEES, M00S0MIN, Assa.  BRANDS:  "Hungarian Patent,"  '' Strong Bakers,"  "Straight Bakers."  Dealers in all kinds of  Chopped Feed, Oats,  Bran, Shorts,  Chicken Feed, Etc.  Prices g������en Sacked or in B.ilk.    The finest quality of OATMEAL and OORNMEAL can be  obtained-*! any s.zed sacks.    Quotations cheerfully furnished on application!  SPEOSAL   ATTENTION   GIVEN   TO   THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   TRADE.  OFPICES =  Moosomin, EW.T, and 25 Park Street, Ottawa, Ont.  ���������'., M. MACDONALD, Agent for N. W.T. and Kootenay District, B.C.  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,.  1S92, at the hour of 10 in the forenoon. ���������    -  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal.  Nelson. December Gth, 1892.  TO WHOrVI IT MAY CONCERN.  . Take Notice,that I, Joseph Ed ward. 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 purpose of obtaining, a Crown Grant therefor. And further take notice  that adverse claims, if any,''must be sent to-the''Gold Commissioner at- Nelson, ^and'\\aetipii::i'c6ffim:enced before the  issuance of such certificate of imprdveinehts."       ' "       ���������   -  J. E. BOSS.  Dated this:28th day of October, 1892;   \������..       .._..:_ ';:������������������...   ..,, . r.;.  1  uason s  -DEALERS  IN  AND  Agents for Fort Garry Flour Mills  3vr^.nsriTo:B^._  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  :, ������������������' X  ,Htmt <������r Dover,  JEWELERS   ANB   WATCHMAKERS.  <"*������  T  Address,   Nelson  or Kaslo, E. G.  COLUMBIA* K00TENAYSTEAM  NriVIGATIOJtf COMPANY. LIMITED.  It is the intention of the Columbia & Kootenay St'eani  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 ordsr to cover extra expense of transferring by team at the mouth of, the Koote  nay, 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.  BOD WELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated the 14th day of December, 1892.  'a        B     g^k  NELSON,;B.C. :   - '  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken   for  work   at. alJ   points   in  West Kootenay.     ,���������  Plasterer and Iricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  . Kootenay Lake Country.  LIME   FOK    SAM5  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at anj^ point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  'urniture am  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Rcvclstokc,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and oiiices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������& Ink Biiil<liifig> ������Ioscp!aine Street THE  MINEE: NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  DEOEMBEE 31.  1892.  -r&  TOWN   OF  Qr-  -^������_  -TH l������:  BIB Bnm  1^-  B  T  i.  2.  3.  4.  5.  The Gateway of the Lardo-Dunean Mining Camps.  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  The 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!  Examine the Head of Kootenay Lake  Examine the Townsite of Lardo 1 and  ELVE  ������:  :0  ULLKJIL  As over 150 lots have now been sold locally to business  of district, apply early in order to avail yourselves of  present prices, viz.:  TERMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  The streets and these first 200 lots will be cleared free of cost; after which prices  will be advanced and further improvements made.  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. 0.  tm  MANAGING AGENT.  SB  f-'-r- . f^l^fJ^tuUS JSti'jeS^AmCLrMmiari^TMjsfjx^^-MnM~ftyu^yiM^^^^...^v-wrr.Y.rl1rfnl ���������m��������� ���������Mlrr  $3-;.  ?(..--,  t'A.X  Vie, *  Si'-.  $&  I'M'-  m,  m  mi-  I  ������.  IE;;  4  THE   MINEE:  NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, DEOEMBEE 31,  1892.  t  \r������  The Miner its printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to-subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Thifee months ������1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will Br, 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 a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months'considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  .  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is- not given ������1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to ^--according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Letters to -the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen,", etc., etc.,  wiltnot 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'iare requested to forward their subscriptions before .the close of the year.  T    EOIT01&&A&   REMARKS.  The pen'is "mightier than the sword, but a  combination of plum pudding, mince pic and  whiskev can down either or both of these.  The British Columbia  Legislature  begins  its  session on The.2<3th of next month.    One  of the  earliest matters  taken   into  consideration will  be last year's Mining Act.    If the miners of this  district mean to take advantage of the plan proposed by Colonel Baker, viz., that every  practical miner should  write  to  him   expressing  his  ideas  as   to  what   alterations are  needed, and  what improvements could be  made,   it   is  time  for them lo be getting out their pens and paper,  and to be puttingon their thiukingcaps,as, when  once the session is begun, it is not to be expected  that the Provincial   Secretary   will  have* much  time to give to the consideration of every letter  that he   may  receive   bearing  on   ihis  subject.  We understand that he has received,   up  to the  present, a large amount of correspondence from  various parts of the Province, although but few  people in West Kootenay seem   to  have  taken  this  opportunity  of  expressing   their  views at  headquarters. _//____%>_  In our last issue/we acci/clentally omitted to  mention that most of oii^Canadian mail, con-  taining our issue of the^IOth inst., was last week  returned to this office'with the addresses erased.  It is asserted that this must have happened  during transit in the mail bags, but how on  earth the mail bags could be sufficiently intelligent to erase the name of the town to which  the papers were posted, is a matter of which  no explanation is attempted.  The Golden Era quotes the following interesting result of a practical test made in  California  of treating gold tailings by the McArthur-For-  rest (cyanide)  process.    "In   view of the  many  comments on the cost of the process  the details  of one of the many experiments  made  for  the  purpose of determining the actual  commercial  status of the   process   under favorable  circumstances, will be interesting to the owners of the  gold-claims lying to the  south-west  of Nelson,  all .of which carry ore that will average $8 per  ton.    The  material  operated  on   was   arrastre  tailings, equivalent to 30  mesh; free  gold had  all been   extracted  by amalgamation; average  assay value by very careful sampling was  $8.27  per ton, three tons were leached 48 hours  with  2,400 nounds of four-tenths of one per cent, solution; three tons   were leached  120 hours  with  3,000 pounds of two-tenths of one per cent, solution, in both cases until the tailings assayed but  a trace.    Assay-value  of the six  tons, . $49.62;  amount extracted, as shown by bullion   returns  from Selby of San  Francisco,   $46.75, of  which  about 75 cents was silver; equivalent to 94.2 per  cent,   extracted,   leaving 48 cents  per   ton,  or  $2.87 in all, which disappeared during  the  process.    Cyanide  used,   7.65 pounds; at 50  cents  per pound for 98 per  cent,   would   be about  65  cents worth of cyanide per ton  of ore  treated,  zinc was used as  the  precipitating agent,   and  apparently worked to perfection."  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray,  O.E., P.L.S.  PERRY, G-EAY & DAYYS  PROVINCIAL land surveyors,  NOTARY PUBLIC,   CONVEYANCING.  OFFICES:   Room 4, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Plotel Phair, Nelson.  ���������* BLUE RIDGE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Class  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  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 Bedlington, in  the Province of British Columbia, thence following up  the Kootenay River to Kootenay 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 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.  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  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.  ~~~ NOTICE.  Slocan Boy Mineral Claim, Slocan 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.  NELSON  Livery & Feed Stable,  LL1AM   W!L  proprietor.  HAY AND  GKAIN 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 BANE  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF  WASHINGTON.  Capita]..:. '. $250,000  Surplus -;$ 30,000  FOREIGN AND  DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS OP MINERS AND MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made;  HOTEL  VICTORVA   STREET,   NELSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &TREVSBECH, Proprietors.  THE  HOTEL,  8LOOAM   CITY,  MULVEY   &' CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,   LIQH0ES  and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  HOTEL,   IKI-A-SILO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  ARCHIE  FLETCHER,' Proprietor and Manager.  D J.  TAYLOR  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  EELIABLE, PEEEEGT, THQEOUGrKLY 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.  ������^\Don,t wait till after a fire to purchase one.  "I  4  i*������-  '"6  MiWMiaiMIMaM THE   MUTER :  NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, DEOEMBEE 3i,  1892.  mcmey<+jt������rj!**3s^nttfS2  L- t~S=  ' a  .-if span  i- i  ������:  IILES   FROIVS   KASLO  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan Gold Fields and Great Silver Ledges of the  A Trail from this Townsite will bring the centre of the Lardo  2 miles, thus saving carriage over 18 miles of Lake and Trail.  iiated. Level Land.   The Only Point on Upper Kootenay Lake.  Lardo District.  ithin  w  eau  XXX      X      X ^ X  X  fetr*^ a   S  psan  X     X     X     X     X     X      XX  X      X      X       XXX  gsrsa  p  %  K-������*5SS  3 y  ia  *-3=t  *  '������������������T^i*",' V!  r"*"-'^' T-^iT^TyT&^TIflytT^ST-^T?^  .iiiuuiUim   ������.-or~������������~^rei^������,><������.-.T������<^-������~.:������������������.��������� rj������^T���������������c������-.-������..������~. ���������>. ,rw-1Tli���������*2  Jfc=r*  from this point to the foot of the  Upperr KootenayLake, Oonnecting Duncan with this town.  9  ������  ?  # '**  k*rt*������j  9  -^..  <P-  For further information as to prices for lots, terms, etc., Apply to  MM^^ K*HMRWOTXwSfM*s*Mfc  r-xjitfiwnrt ������a afowacttai  #15  Sis  mi'.  p  If;  It  Ms-  I  I  it;  It  THE   MINEE:  NELSON,   B.  0.,   SATUEDAY, DEOEMBEE' 31,  1892.  i:  It  ������&������������������.  I  s  d3  1  *  KASLO   NOTES.  Your correspondent has been absent for some  little time from Kaslo, and in consequence these  notes will be b?it brief. It is also a question  whether they will reach you in time for publication as it is doubtful whether a boat will go  down.  The wagon road committee are soliciting fresh  subscriptions as there has been   some  difficulty  as to taking over the road, and  in   consequence  the supply of money has slopped.    They intend,  howevr,  to   raise  enough   money  to  pay the  men, who have been working, their wages; and  thus a breathing- space 'will be 'afforded during  which matters may be arranged.    Nothing very  definite has been stated to   the  public,   and the  slight veil  of  mystery   which  hangs  over the  proceedings, is  not  altogether  a   good   thing,  though no doubt necessary.    In   the   meantime  the  solid   fact  remains  that the road has been'  completed.   .  We have been enjoying numerous samples of  weather lately, from very severe frost, which  some idiots call exhilirating, to slushy thaw.  These kaleidoscopic changes at all events add  variety to life.  It is rumored that G. O. Buchanan has sold his  saw mill and timber limits to a Spokane man.  Should anything like the boom which is expected next spring take piace, (his should prove  a remunerative investment.  W. Teetzel, of Nelson, has been up  here.    He  has recently opened a branch of  his drug  store  here under the management of Mr.   Williams,  late of  Revelstake.    Mr.   Williams,  language of a  contemporary,   is  a  and obliging gentleman,"   who   will,  to use the  "courteous,  no  doubt,  ao a very good  ousiness.  It is a matter for consideration where room  can be found to accommodate the various railways, for which charters are to be applied for  next session. As a matter of policy it would  seem advisable' to drop this charter business,  and let anyone build anywhere at his own  sweet will, proper compensation being given to  injured innocents, I should say interests.  Snow-balling is not so active as I have seen it,  but.oh Thursday last there was a tine triangular  match bet ween three small boys on Front street.  Half the town turned out to look on, and encouragement was loud and long till the matter  ended by one being left victor. '  I understand that Christmas was kept up in  proper style at Kaslo, but being absent I did hot  seethe fun. -  J. L. Retallack leaves us shortly for Spokane  and the coas|, where he intends to place Lardo  (with an 4to" please) lots and other properties on  the market. In the spring he will return to  these climes, ready  of Americans.  to met the advancing hosts  JAtlK EVAWS' JMKDIORIAX,  Some   time   ago   Mr.   Seroy came   into   this  office and left a $5 bill to start a subscription to  put a headstone on Jack  Evans grave  at   New  Denver.    By subscriptions received inand about  Nelson, the last of which was a sum of   $3 from  Mr. Marpole, the amount raised is now somewhere in the ueighborhood of $25. We do .not,  know much about such matters, but we are  quite sure that a suitable headstone cannot be  imported to New Denver for anything like (his  sum. We have no doubt that a sufficient sum  to pay this fitting tribute to the memory of an  old pioneer could be raised if some one at New  Denver would take in hand to collect subscriptions from Slocan men. We should be glad to  see Mr. Seroy about the matter the next time  he is in Nelson.  THE COLUMIBIA HAVER.  Over 300 tons of supplies are side-tracked at  Northport waiting shipment into West Kootenay. The steamer Lytton will endeavor to  make one or two more trips, but her chances of  doing so depend very much; on the weather.  The great difficulty is that at the present stage  of water she cannot carry more than 18 or 20  tons of freight and that with every trip a considerable risk of disaster is  taken.    But there  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of  Al  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOUS    i������JAiWEA���������TUKEKS    OF    THB3  Kendall Band Mill, B. C.  Log Haulini  Shingle  ; Machines.  achines, Steam  We keep in stock a full supply^ Engineer and Mill Supplies, .such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet and ot  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  H0ISTIM ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS ' FOE MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave.,  VANCOUVEB, B. 0.  D.   CARTIViEL, J, W. 0AMPI0JS,    , j, e,  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. '  Manager  is little doubtif the weather does not get too  cold she can be kept on all winter, provided  that freight rates will enable her to run without  any loss. .We do not think that any man would  object to freight rates which would obviate the  necessity of packing provisions into the country.  Meantime the Lytton is preparing for emergencies and on her present trip, will stock Trail  Creek and Kobson with feed for the pack animals necessary to carry West Kootenay's mail.  Work is being pushed forward on the Spokane  <fe Northern from Northport to the boundary.  The expectation is that the line wi,!l be completed as far as the Pend d'Oreille River and the  bridge built by the first of May. It is probable  that but for the question of supply a force of  men would be put on to begin grading at the  Nelson end of the road in February, but as  things stand at present t his will not be done  until'supplies can be shipped in from the outside. Negotiations have been entered into with  the navigation company to handle 50 carloads  of supplies and material to be distributed at  points between Northport and thec Pend  d'Oreilie.  ������������������ APPLICATION    FOR   SPECIAL ' TIMBER'''"  LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that I have made application to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works,; Victoria, for  a special license to cut timber on 610 acres of. land, situate  on the outlet of Kootenay Lake, directly opposite G. O.  Buchanan's old millsite, commencing at a stake marked  W. W. W.,.N. E. No. 1, thence we^fc along the water front  Hmiles to stake marked W. W. W., No: 2, thence north ������  mile to a siake marked No. 3, thence east lh miles to stake  marked No. 4, thence ? mile south to place of commencement. W. W. WEST.  Dated at Nelson, November 30th, 1892.  NOTICE.  WASHINGTON  MINERAL   CLAIM,   IN  DIVISION.  SLOCAN   MINING   SUB  Take notice that we, the undersigned, Tom Edgar Jefferson, free miner's certificate No. 41,870, Samuel Kinsley  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. K. GREEN,  Wm. LYNCH.  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  b. _ N. FITZSTUBBS,  notice.  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 mineralclaim known a- the "Ollie," situated  on Toad Mountain, West Kootenay District. Adverse  claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60  days from date of this notice.  Nelson, B. C, Dec. 3rd, 1892.  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 pa.pers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the " 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 necessaiw papers, and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim, known as the Tiger, situate 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, 1S92.  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 " Ivahhoe," situated on  Toad Mountain. West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants will forward their objections within  60 davs from the date of this publication.  '.'.'    N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. 0.< Nov. 26th, 1892. 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  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. 28th, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that E. D. Ainsworth, for himself and as agent for E. E. Brockhausen and D.C. Joslyn,  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim, ki^own as the  "Copper King," situated on Toad Mountain, West Kootenay District. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within 60 days from the date of this notice.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Dec. 5th, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  WOTICE.  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 branches, 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 40,954) 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.  j Apply Miner office.  0*O  ran B  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The Miner office  ���������m  A  1  1  *a  iaSffiSt  itfelF?  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'    i'.k     ���������;. .      .,��������� *t������rp --'.i >-..-.-, I4* "'\jiJ!���������".%. * t ��������������������������� !-. ���������������������������Vrj'   ,\-J>:*,��������� -     ..-! :-:*,-v,*������a-w> ������������������< ii.-.^V -'Ji''\ I71 ���������77i'������-"\jt "^I'iF1   kit''���������-m .-.,vui.^^CIJi;i',.;7Ti S j.^^T^FV^fl.V H*8  t,������'   .-ov.'   .n.-^i. ���������r'-i****\      i.  ���������   .mjm -���������'������"���������������������������>. ,.,-^t\-������\*,..i.1.;. ���������������v,f,:;v^^^-.���������**,--. ; .'���������-���������'���������������������������.���������-'.. ii*".; :���������������.- A".'.--.;+i *;,-������;.��������� ���������i^-n.y . ������������������.^r --w.������ ,.yri ������������-���������. it-f fVH^V-s". ^'"-;���������:���������; ^; ��������������������������� ������.-.-ui^-yvWi?."j:--' THE   MINEE :  NELSON,  B. .0.,  SATUEDAY, DEOEMBEE 31 ���������  1892.  /TV  THE  TO"V^riSrSITES   OIF TIHIIE  m  lie iiasio  on Road.   Post Office Centre.  'ALLACK, Agent.  A MERRY X.WAS.  Christmas in Nelson was spent   right merrily.  Numbers of her  citizens   whom   the  rush  into  the Slocan had attracted to  Iiasio,   returned to  her and aided the hoys at   home   in making the  time   fly.    Numerous   convivial  dinner  parties  took place, and the champagne corks flew to  the toasts of the season. A sleigh load of the  boys solemnly took in the town at about 11 p.  m.\ accompanied by an orchestra of two, sporting a kazoo and a mouth organ. They made a  curious mixture between a circus procession  and a funeral. The pac-i* was funereal but the  frolic was circutial. We understand they went  slow lest the passengers should fall off. They  rounded up all the hotels, and solos, speeches,  choruses and instrumental music from all the  members at once made a very pleasing and  diversified entertainment. After that we presume they went to bed, but,on thai point we  have'.tip certain information and prefer not to  commit ourselves.  ���������  ���������   ���������   ,' U. ������.��������� KUCHA'S AiVS'GRIEVANCE.  Mr. Buchanan's grievance with the Telephone  Company is very simple. He says that at the  general meeting he was appointed treasurer of  the company, and that since then neither accounts, cash nor vouchers have passed through  his hands. The only occasion on which he even  approximately fulfilled t he f unctions of treasurer  was when the company was in danger of being  sued for $7.0 which wss ^owed... in wages, and  for which amount Mr. Buchanan honored a  draft on his private purse. Most treasurers  have a grievance that they see too many accounts, especially about this time of year. Mr.  Buchanan's grievance is that he sees too few.  There should', we imagine, be very, little difficulty in remedying this state of affairs.  TfllE FIRE WAlfcftESTS.  The fire wardens of Nelson were duly elected  by the citizens; that is, they were elected by  G. A. Bigelow, D. Bogle and J. Delaney. No  one else took any interest in the matter, and  the names of the present fire wardens were put  down in order to save the election from becoming a complete fiasco. What wonder is it that  their duties have pressed but lightly on men  who really received no mandate from the  citizens to look after their interests in the matter of fire; and that the gentle recriminations  which have followed their inactivity did not  seriously disturb their quiet ? However, they  have now determined to givo the citizens some  excuse for not re-electing them when the time  comes round. On Monday they will make a  visitation to which cholera or grippe will be an  in considered trifle. Defective stove pipes and  chimneys will be cut off root and branch. The  Are wardens are fully determined to make their  names odious and thus secure the privilege of a  quiet life at the next election.  East Efiaiker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  mi  1  'he 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.  JM ALONE   &   TREGHTiirS.  .......PROPRIETORS  B  Minim  ([Notary Public.)  and Eeal  JL.  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association, the Phcenix 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  39  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWAEDS  "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 & Eeal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  AltfSWOKTII,  15. ���������.  AND SADDLE HORSES  FOR   HIRE.  on tracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to aYid from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Telephone 96.  ���������i. W. RICHARDSON |  Nelson, 1������. ii.  R. .9. KI3ALKY  Kaslo, 65. C.  BIOHAEDSON & BEALEY  ReaLEstate and Financial Agents-  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  J.  A.  KIRK  J.   F.  RITCHIE  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office   over  Bank    of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  Ks-:i.sotf, ss. <j.  AXEL  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE  HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  THE   IB-A-IR,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  ���������MMMlwllMMIlllMJUUtflllJUtt^^  ������������������Il������MiM������!g^^ g  8  THE   MINEE :  NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY, DEOEMBEE 31, 1892.  ���������XL  9:4-  'mi  SO  ft  Flour, Feed and Hay.   Groceries of all kinds.   Hams and Bacon.  T������  )ry Goods, Eeady-Made Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps.   '  FISHING TACKLE AND FANCY GOODS.   WEST BAKER STREET. NELSO  MIKING NEWS OF THE WORLD.  The first thoroughly reliable reports that have  come from the new'placer diggings in south  Utah have just been received through the return of a party of old California miners who  were among the first to go into the new district and have prospected iv. thoroughly. They  think there is gold there and that it will eventually become a" gold camp, but all those who  are now rushing in expecting to gather gold by  the handsfi.il will be disappointed, alia very  hard times are in store for them, There are at  least 1,000 men already in camp, and practically  nothing is being done except by the Arizona  and Utah Mining Company, which has located  . all the best ground. The weather is cold, provisions are enormously high, and although  colors can be found anywhere in the sand, a  man cannot pan out half enough to pay his  board. Hundreds of people now there are  anxious to work for the company, and aie doing  the most disagreeable kind of labor at very low  wages to get enough to take them home.  The .cement gravel channel discovered a inon ih  or so ago near Minersvilie, California, is developing big pay. The gravel was found by  inexperienced men, who drove a tunnel under  some ground Chinamen had abandoned as  worked out. The Chinamen had worked over  the surface of the lead of auriferous gravel.  Where the pay is the richest the gravel is a  hard cement, but it carries what. is. called by  miners "gourd seed gold," and will pay big  worked in a mill or a rastre, or by any other  device that will rapidly disintegrate the material. It is unquestionably a prehistoric river-  channel deposit, and many miners believe the  lead runs no; th and souih rhrough Trinity and  Siskiyou and into Southern .Oregon.  -*'��������� Sand bars in the Colorado Niver contain gold  in paying quantities. If the bed of the river  could be worked it would show up immense  quantities of virgin gold.  In the vicinity of Cerbat, Arizona, is some  splendid placer ground. The only drawback to  the successful workings of the gulches in that  place is the lack of water. Colors nan*be. panned  from the sand in the big wash in which the  town of Cerbat is situated, and every ravine  debouching into this wash contains gold in paying quantities. Some years ago a dry washer  was used on the hillside near the Esmeralda  mine, but owing to its clumsy construction it  would not pay.  R. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINIMG   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.  Vbiceaauaaai  T  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  MEALS AT ALL  HOURS,  DAY OR MIGHT-  ranaueanm^MKLa=K  MBS. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  lPWMgJ.IHja.*������.lg������^CTaWtf.W������l������lll MM   .   II  ���������Nelson- Mitsic   Emporium.  Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines (Improved  Singer) Staple and Fancy Stationery, Books, School  Supplies, all kinds of Musical Merchandise.  Call    iiiiil    see    as    in   owi*   new   stand   HOUSTON  SSLOCK,    BaSiCi-   Street;....  "Prevention is better than cure."   Every business man  should have a copy of "The Customs Tariff."  NELSON.  Hot and cold cwater; electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  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. AdArerse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.       Gold commissioner.  NOTBOE.  SLOCAJST 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 26th day of September, 1892.  TIECIKi  ootenay Lake Sawmi  KASLO, B. C.  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,   .  SHINGLES, LATHS, MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  TURNING-LATHE WORK  -  ON   HAND   OR  E   TO  ORDER  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,000 feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard.  4i.  O.   BEICMLLiVAxY.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  Assoc. M.Inst. C: E., M. Can. Sob. C. E.  PROVINCIAL -;- LAND -^ SURVEYOR,  BALFOUK.   B_   O.  Telephone Connection.  (A. M. Can. Spc.' C.-E.)  0IVIL ENGINEER AND AKQHITEGT,  Vfctoa*aa S3;., Slext 'f>oor ������o Motel. Plmijy kelson,  IB.'. C1.  TIME   CARD   FOR' .TRAVELERS  The Columbia ���������'& Kootenay  earn  gation.Oo. LcL  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, NELSON, LYTTON & KOOTENAI  LITTXE    DALLES    ROUTE:  Str 'Lytton leaves Mouth of Kootenay on Mondays and  Thursdays at 3 p. m. Passengers take train leaving- Nelson at 1 p. m. on above mentioned days.  KOOTENAV LAKE AMD BONNER'S FERRY ROUTE:  ������^tr*/iNel!on A?,ave5������ Nelson at 3 P- m. on Tuesdays and  Saturdays for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo and Bonner's  Ferry. Returning, leaves Bonner's Ferry at 5 a. m, on  Mondays and Thursdays.  J.   W.   TROUP,   Manager,  &'  v>m  I  I  1  1  i  ! i  f''i  I  .*(  %  iti  H't  M  .if  V  I  il  J  S ������  1  y.-C  1  Ill  m THE MINER:  NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  DEOEMBEE 31   1892.  9  UUi  L^^3srz3   :o:E:R.^:R,T:M::E]:F>rT  Jl  Phis Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or  Lots on Easy Terms.   Rebate. Given for Good Buildings on  3  s^s  FOB, PAETIOULAES APPLY  g*a  S6S3  Rasa  LAND  COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. 0.  .AT FOUR 91ELE ���������REEK.  When Mr. J. M. Harris was sfieu recently  with reference to the report that he had bonded  two claims adjoining the Grasly group, on Four  Creek .in the Slocan country, he said: "Yes, it  is true I have bonded thn Lancaster and the  '(Jliinax, but the price is $20,000 instead of  $10,000. They are on fhoi divide between Four  Mile and Carpenter, and directly in line between Grady's claims and the Idaho, which  Gove & Wardner la;ely bonded."-  TH35 AJIf ERfiCAN BOY.  W. T, Smith, superintendent of the Spokane  & Great Northern Mining Company's operations, says of the American Boy: '"The new  opening is 500 feet above the discovery shaft.  The vein is only two feet wide, but the high  grade pay streak is much larger' than at the,discovery, and instead of sacking one sack of first-  class ore per day per man I can now average 15.  "Samples of iirst class ore that I brought  down yielded 27.per cent, lead and 152 Ounces  silver per ton, and second class 6 .per. cent, lead  and 62 ounces si] ver and $7 gold per ton. "When  I left the New Providence shaft was down ten  feet and showed 14 inches of ore, -all highly  highly mineralized and showing a great deal of  native silver. <  "The Republic incline on the 4-0-foot level  was also in about the same distance and showed  10 to 16 inches of solid galena and tin pyrites.  The latter proyerty belongs to Messrs. Buckley,  Roberts and myself, and the ore in the .-bottom  of the open shaft, from which the present work  is being driven, averaged over $200 in gold and  silver per ton. The new ore looks better, but I  ha veil o t had a n a v era ge sa n 1'pl e. tes (ed y el.  "The company will continue ! he mining and  shipment of high grade ore during the winter.  If the present supply of high grade ore continues our force will be increased as-fast .as room  cad be made for more miners underground."  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the Legislature of British Columbia at its next Session for  ari 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 Bedlington, in  the .Province of British Columbia, thence following up  the Kootenay River to Kootenay Lake, thence along the  west shore of Kootenay Lake to its northerly extremity,  with power to construct branches to the headwaters of  the Lardeaux and Duncan rivers, in said Province, and to  construct telegraph and telephone lines and to equip and '  pnv    _  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 18th 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  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.  ������"   T    T'  f/TfO  STELLS'I  S'osioftScc Sioa'e,  Nelson,   IS." ���������.  AM) GENTS' PUENISHnTG- G0UDS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  m c:.  UjffiTW  ISBBB   Eft.   I?   o=?M������  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  OB  >RS   A'  T   WH  'i j 3  Bo 5  M  3BITISH  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  Ti  CAPITAL (paid up),: 16000,000  (With power to increase.)  RESKKVE F*JN������,  ������390,000     .    ,  $3,000,000  i,ioo,Oi������o  3srs3i_.soisr 33:R,.A_:rsro:E3:-  BRAnSTCHES:  Victoria, B. C., San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  New Westminster, B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C. ^J^,. ^  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: \ one;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  On i3nd after 1st January next  the rate  of interest on  deposits will be 3& per cent, until further notice.  CHANT TAILO  Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PEICES TO SUIT THE TIDVCES  ���������w ���������>*" "T";  J3  73  T  ���������AI'JTAL (all \>uUl up), $������2,000,000  REST,        . 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, :  .President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, ' Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  I>Felson Sranch:   1ST. "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. .  SAVING?  S. BANK.   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  ^a"  53^  11  (Of Swansea and Wigan.)  Analytical Chemists and Assayers,  REVELSTOKE.  Mr.  P.  C.   STOESS, Nelson, will receive samples from  Kootenay Lake District.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  eplione 45.  Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewliaite & 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 15th, 1892.  fSlillili^  ..���������*."* *Vlf   i iSSSsjiW  *-  Mr  F->-~  i.*k  lit  I  1  10  TEE  MItfEE:  ffELSOST,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY, DEOEMBEE 31   1892.  t  J 1  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty. :Ih  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the Dublic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect Goods  and compare Prices.  3ST   -A^.   TTTIRZESTIBIR,,   IMIG-ie  ��������� -dT  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East: Vernon Street, NELSON, B  fcOCAfi AMD. PERSONAL.  r  After to-day write it "1893."  C. W. Bask has gone down to.Victoria.for the  winter.  The Nelson made a special trip to Kaslo on  Thursday with the mail, returning to Nelson on  Friday.  G. M. Sproat has departed to Victoria, but  will be back in the spring and blossom anew  into the townsite business.  Hector Sproat has gone to spend a few months  in England. , Such is the result of owning property in Bear Lake City. We hope he will have  a good time.  T. J. Davies, of Lardo City fame, was in Nelson this week. He also is a bird of passage on  his way to England. Who would not own a  townsite in West Kootenay ?  ��������� J. A. Whittier passed through the city on  Tuesday on his way to Spokane. Mr. Whittier  has hankerings after a trip East but does not  know if he will get so far.  G, W. Hughes passed through Nelson this  week. He has succeeded in getting 25 tons of  feed intothe Slocan for his pack animals. He  says that the road will be completed to the town  of Watson by the end of the year.  Bob Yuill is now recovering from a severe attack of illness. He says the Silver King Company's office on Vernon street is the only place  in Nelson for a sick man, so warm and free from  draughts is it. ....  The citizens of the Lake country have made  arrangements with Commodore Buchanan to  have their mail carried in from the head of  the lake should the outlet between Nelson and  Balfour be.closed for navigation.  Andy Revsbeck, of the Victoria Hotel, has  lost his pocketboqk, containing about $100 in  cash, promissory notes to the value of $600 and  other valuable papers. He will allow anyone  who finds the pocketbook and returns it to him  to keep the cash.  M. W. Wallace has closed down the Neosho  mine at Ainsworth and has gone out to Seattle  for a month or two. Mr. Wallace has just returned from a trip through the Lardo-Duncan  country, and complains of considerable reticence among the boys there about their claims  and a difficulty in getting ore specimens. jHe  thinks this is a mistake.    So do we. "  J. M.Burke, accompanied by Mr. Gullum of  Spokane, took in Nelson on his return journey from Kaslo. Everything is now complete  for the starting of J. M. Burke & Co.'s bank at  Kaslo. Their banking license will date from  January 1st, 1893. Mr. Gullum has taken a  large contract to ship ore from the Bluebird  mine.  G. B. Wright came down last night.  The Roman Catholic Church, -which is being  built on Silica street, is making good progress  in spite of the bad weather.  A new organ for the Church of England has  come to hand, and was used for the first time  for the services held on Christmas.  B. H. Lee of Kaslo  spent a  merry  Xrnas  hi.  Nelson among his old tilikums.    He returned to  Kaslo on Friday.  T. J. Roadley, who threwup the job of agent  for The Miner at Kaslo to become a bloated  bondholder, has been appointed a notary public.  A debate on the question of Socialism will be  held in the Presbyterian Church on Tuesday  night, in which the leading legal talent of Nelson is expected to take part.  The Lieutenant-Govei nor of British Columbia  has asked tbefDominion Go vernmentto'delineate:  the the undefined international boundary between the 116th and the 118th degrees of west  longitude.  There will be a short watch-night service held  in the Church of England Mission Hall on Saturday night, commencing at 11:30 o'clock. All  are, cordially invited to attend. The Sunday  services will be at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.  E. E. Coy took in The Miner office while in  town this week, to read his latest effusion in  the Spokane Review, and promptly fired off  another missive (we nearly wrote missile) at the  editor. "Anything to advertise Kaslo," said  the enthusiastic citizen.  R. E. Lemon, the Worthy President of our  Board of Trade, has been a very sick man'this'  week, but is getting better, we are glad to say.  He went down to Northport to look after his  goods on Monday and got badly chilled on the  way back.  C. Chambers has bonded the Chambers mine  to ,T. M. Burke for the largest sum yet paid for  any mining propertvin the Slocan, and has gone  out to Spokane for a little rest and change. He  is meditating a trip East, to which he is surely  entitled, having been West since'74, but hates  to leave the chances he sees sticking out big in  West Koot enay. .  MINIx\������ DEVELOPMENT IN WEST .KOOTENAY.  The report which E. D. Ingalls, Dominion Inspector of Mines, will shortly present to the  Government, will contain interesting information concerning our district. Among other  things, a list of the shipping mines is given, and  it is stated that the Mountain Chief and Mountain Boomer will also ship ore shortly. The  amount of ore shipped  to date  is estimated at  160 tons, while 40 to 45 tons ������are being brought  down to Kaslo weekly,butare notsent on to the  Smelter as the navigation companies will not  guarantee delivery. The correct spelling of the  name of the mine which is known as the Rico  or Reko appears to be Ruecau.  With regard to work done more in onr own  immediate vicinity, not so much has been heard  of it during the past year, as, owing to excitement about the Slocan, the Lardo, Crawford's Bay and other places, attention has been  drawn away from the > mines on Toad Mountain,  but still it is satisfactory to know that their  owners have faith enough in their properties to  stay with them.  As to Toad Mountain mines: A considerable  amount of work has been done on the Silver  King. Even if one knew how much, the penalty  for divulging the secret (at present) is death* so  that it is advisable to keep dark on the subject.  On the Dandy, a 400-foot tunnel has been  driven, tapping the ledge 120 feet from the surface. A level has been run on the ledge from  this tunnel for 200 feet.  The assessment work done on the western  end of the Iroquois exposed a very large ledge  carrying gray copper yielding high assays. Last  Year's^work on the Grizzly Bear was continued  and shafts sunk to tap the "vein. On the Silver  King, also, a shaft has been sunk onto the vein.  The Hidden Treasure has had the assessment  work, only, done on it, whilst the Last Chance  Jim Crow and many others show fair  veins, carrying copper and silver" in  quantities.  .On   Eagle Creek,   the   Poorman  others: About 150 tons of ore  have,  from these mines and  put   through  mill.    Results show $25 to  $30 per  gold and a large percentage in sulphates.  Between the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company's droperty and the Silver King group some  very good showings have been discovered, giving assay returns of 40% copper' and $30 * gold to  the ton.  On Hall Creek a strong ledge of gold-bearing  qucirtz has been discovered, giving returns of  $10 to $30 per ton.  The placer mining on Hall Creek has paid  from $5 to $10 per day per man, and on Salmon  River present indications are that a considerable amount of work will be done there next  year.  On Rover Creek, a shaft has been sunk 20  feet on the upper tunnel of the Whitewater,  and a crosscut has been driven 18 feet in the  lower tunuel to tap the main ledge.  On the Snow Water, a tunnel has been driven  35 feet to tap the vein. Two men will be working there all winter.  Oh the Mayflower and other claims in this  neighborhood, assessment work has been  done,  average  paying  group   and  been  taken  a 10-stamp  ton   in  free  %M  T~. l'J[Tev?ss������?>-;  i^^s^'^asag-;^ '" r*~*"'~- "~���������r..y ������.���������;������.,  laiBiMmwaa'  gsiaiJi^HJiaaiMffliB^^

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