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 &  i  " >~Ji.  i;-'-  i  The Mines in  Kootenay are Anion  the Richest in  America.  g  The Ores are  High-Grade in Gold,  Silver, Copper,  and Lead.  3TOMBEB 136.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY 11,   1893.  $4 A YEAR  DISORDER IN KASLO.  One   Man   Imprisoned    for   Two   Months ��������� Another  Heavily  Fined���������Rowdyism   Must  Town.  Cease   in That  Justices of the Peace Green and Bigelow have  made a praiseworthy attempt to quell the un-  ruliness and disorder which have, been making  too much headway in Kaslo. They have used  their powers to imprison one street rowdy for  60 days and imposed a heavy fine on another.  The question  is simply  whether  Kaslo is to  form a disgraceful exception to the  good  order  prevalent in British Columbia,   or  whether the  law and order of which we are so justly  proud  is to be preserved there.   An   element   in Kaslo  seem to think that the   unrestrained  license of  IT. S. mining camps will   be  permitted On   this  side of  the  line; and   hitherto   they   have  had  somes   reason   for   their   belief.      Some    time  ago there was a  scrap  in   Kaslo  and   one   man  was cut up pretty badly.    The offender escaped  scot free through want  of evidence.    It is time  these   rowdy  citizens   were  disabused  of their  notions on this subject,   or we  will  soon   have  ordinary   scrapping   giving   way   to   shooting  and then the nuisance will require  stern   treatment indeed to stop it.    Disorder  must  not be  allowed to make  headway.    An   ounce  of prevention is worth a pound of cure.    The institutions of this country provide   that  if   one-man  takes the life of another- he shall certainly hang  for it,and hitherto he always has; but they also  provide  that   disorder   in   (he   str-eets shall be  followed by two or three   months'  reflection in  the gaol,  and  if  exceptions  are 'made  to  this,  rule, we shall find people who   think   there will  be exceptions allowed to thaether.   The central  authorities are bv  no   means   blameless:   there  are too  few  J. P.s in   West  Kootenay, three in  all between Nelson and  Kaslo, we ������������������'believe, and  no stipendiary  magistrates.    In   Kaslo,   with a  population of over 1000 people, a  large  number  of them transients from the States, there is one  policeman and  no  resident   authority.    If any  serious defiance of law and  order  occurs it wiil  reflect grave discredit upon the Government at  Victoria.    * ,   '    .       GRILLED HIS'CALF.'  '���������A.; story-reaches us, for the truth of  which we  cannot vouch, but which, at  the  same  time,  is  fairly    well  authenticated;   it  reads,   however,  so much like a miner's yarn that nine people out  of ten will put the thing  down  as   being an out  and out fabrication.    Be that as it may, we give  the story for   what  it  is   worth.    It   would   be  -unfair to the relatives and   friends  of   the  subject of the following  adventure  to   raise  hopes  which may never be  fulfilled; so  that   until we  are more certain than   we  are  at  present  that  the details of  the  case as told to us m&y be considered   authentic,    we -prefer  to   suppress ..all  names.    It may be remembered  that   some two  or three  months  ago,   two   men   started  on   a  prospecting trip along the trail  that  runs   from  Arrow   Lake   to   Cherry  Greek.    One   of  these  men left camp one morning for a day's hunting,  and was never seen  again   by  his  companion,  who,-after searching for him for 10  or  12 days,  returned to Nelson to report his loss.   The story  that now7 reaches us  is  to   the  effect  that the  lost man is alive and well at Cherry  Creek, but  that he has only one leg.    The loss of the other  member he is  said  to  account for  as  follows:  "After leaving  camp," he  said, "I travelled for  some four or Ave miles"without seeing anything  to shoot at.    However,   after  having been out  for some two hours and a half,   whilst   passing  through thick brush, I put up a deer,   and   taking a snap shot, wounded him  pretty severely.  He was not too much hurt to  make good going,  and I had followed him as  fast  as   I  could for  perhaps half an hour, when  suddenly,   without  the   slightest warning,   I  slipped  on   the   wet  moss, and went crashing, feet foremost, through  a   narrow   belt  of  thick   brush,   and   then   fell  through the air for  a  clear  hundred and  fifty  feet onto the ground  below.    I   must have remained insensible for some three or four hours,  but at length came to, and, on trying  to  move,  felt an agonizing pain in   my  left  leg.    On  examining it I found that the shin bone was sticking through the flesh just   below   the  knee and  that the lower part'of the leg  was   badly  torn,  so much so, in fact that'o.nly a few muscles and  sinews connected' the  foot  and  calf  with  the  knee.    It is a marvellous thing that I  had  not  bled to death whilst insensible.,   The only thing  that saved me was that  I  had  fallen' amongst  some dead timber, and that a broken  stick, had  been pressed by the weight of my body and the  right leg  against   the broken limb,  just on the  artery.    I   bound   my   leg   tightly   above   the  knee, and began shouting.   I hadn't much voice  left and couldn't have   made  much   noise,   anyway nobody heard me.    I was fearfully thirsty,  and, suffering1 dreadful pain,   managed   to   drag  myself for, perhaps 200 yards, to a  place   where  I found a very small-pool of stagnant"'water in  a dried  up  creek.    I  then  fainted   again,   and  when I awoke it was getting cold  and  dark.    I  managed to light a small fire  and  got  through  the night somehow.    Next day I  could  find no  more water, and the flies began   to   bother   me;  towards evening I must have  become  delirious  and   continued  so,   off and   on,   for*   two  days  longer.    When I came to my  senses  it  was to  find myself lying  on   my   chest,   in  front  of a  small fire, with a  bone  in   my   hand,   from   off  which I was ravenously tearing chunks of meat,  and enjoying the first good meal that I had had  for four days. When the bone was picked clean,  I began to wonder  where' the   meat  had  come  from.    I was feeling much stronger and   better,  and turned over on my back to thinkjthe matter  out, when I found to   my  horror that.my  left  lef; had been cut off just,below the knee, and on  examining the remains, of the   meal   I  had  just,  made, I knew that in rny  frenzy   I  had  myself  cut it off and eaten it.    I was found  that  afternoon by a party of Indians who were  out hunting and '-brought' by   them   to   Cherry  Creek,  where   I   intend     to   remain   for   the   winter.  Though  my  leg  undoubtedly saved  my  life, I  don't intend to diet myself on that class of food.  Beans and bacon are good  enough  for  me as a  general thing."  <FREE SILVER IN IXDIA.  The silver  question   is   more  acute  In   India  than even.in the United  States  at  the  present  time.    India,   from   time  immemorial, has had  its currency based on the free currency of silver;  and for marry years the gold value of the rupee  has been steadily falling. This movement has  variously affected different classes in India and  opinions are widely divergent as to what, or  whether any remedy is required.  On Anglo-Indians serving the Government on  fixed salaries, calculated in rupees, the depreciation has unquestionably worked great hardship,  through their   having   to   make  so   many  payments  on   the  gold   basis  in   England, for the  maintenance   and   education   of their  families  there.    And   there  is  a strong  feeling among  them that the Government   should   interfere to  rehabilitate the value of  the  rupee, by restricting the coinage  of. silver arrd   thus  practically  adopting   a  gold  standard.    Among  the ..merchants  and- traders   it  is   not   depreciation   so  much as the instability of* the rate of  exchange  which is found  fault  with.    Before  there was  telegraphic communication  between   India and  Europe trading in the East was indeed a  speculative business, and a  large   margin   had   to be  allowed  for  possible fluctuations  in  exchange  during the transit of news.    This has, to a large  extent, been obviated; but the instability which  exists has a bad  effect upon   both   export and  import trade.    At the same time the merchants  are by no means agreed that the  best remedy  will be the adoption of a gold standard.  There is yet another class   whose  relation to  the currency is most important, in fact, it may  be said, all important���������the  producing class, the  peasant and  the mechanics.    The  last 20 years  has witnessed a great   advance in   the  position  of this class.    The population of India  has increased 35.000,000 during that period.    The,obligations   of    the    peasantry    have    decreased,  famines   have   become  less   frequent  and   are  more easily handled when they do occur.    This  is partly due to the magnificent organization of  "the Indian Civil Service and  the  equal administration of justice,   and  freedom   from   unjust  exaction which are secured under  British  rule.  The   building   of   roads   and   railways,   which  render* the produce of the country more easy to  distribute, and lessen   the effect of local scarcity  in particular districts,   has ' also 'had  its  effect.  But this favorable condition   of  affairs is attributed by the inhabitants of India themselves to  an   "unrestricted   supply  of   cheap   silver."    A  memorial   was  lately   presented  to  Lord  Her-  cheli's Indian currency committee, which is now  dealing   with   the   Indian   currency"  question,  from the  inhabitants  of  Poona,   which   is   the  centre   of   native   public   opinion   in   Western  India, and it is worth quoting:  "During the last 20 years the burden of obligations of the peasantry appears to have pressed  more lightly on them, a favorable result which  your memorialists consider has been due to the  operation of an expanding export trade, in  which India has had the advantage of an unrestricted supply of cheap silver."  Surely the spectacle of a nation of 288,000,000  people, living and prospering under a policy of  the unrestricted coinage of silver, is an' object  lesson which should not be altogether* lost upon  the producing classes of the North American  continent. What free silver has done foi* India,  joined to an expanding export trade, may not-  free silver be also able to do for them under  similar conditions.  NELSO..V SOCI-1L CLUR.  The mock trial held on Tuesday e.venjng was  the most ambitious effort the club has yet made  and -"must be admitted to have been an unqualified success^- The house was full, all available  sitting and standing room being taken up by an  audience-which was nothing if not appreciative.  The case-taken'up was  an   action   for damages  where   two   men   had  been   joint  owners  of   a  sheep.    The plaintiff wanted to have  the sheep  sheared and the defendant did not.    The plaintiff accordingly sheared his  half  of  the  sheep,  and thereafter it wandered into  a thicket, was  caught in a briar bush and worried to  death by  a dog.    The plaintiff sued  for damages  on the  ground that, if the defendant's half of the  sheep  had been shorn it   would not have been   caught  in the briar.    The defendant, replied that if the  sheep had not been   shorn at all it would never  have   wandered.    The leading   counsel  for the  plaintiff made a brilliant touch when he.showed  that the sheep was the pet of  Mary,   the   plaintiff's daughter, and the id enseal animal regarding which the pathetic lines 'had   been   written:  Mary had a little lamb,  Its fleece was black rs ink;*  At evervone that Mary wunk,  The lamb was sure to wink.  The  exhibits   in   the  case,   designed  by  Mr,  O'Farrell, were also   very   funny,   consisting  of  the dog before  and  after  worrying   the  sheep,  and of a very highly  colored  picture  of Mary  and the little lamb.  Mr. Elliot as the skilled witness for the de-  fense^Mr. Theophilus Snively Gladstone Roar-  back, was a great success; while Mr. O'Farrell  as junior counsel for the defence was fairly convulsing. All the others who took part also did  their share towards the general effect.  At the next meeting of the club six members  will read short papers giving their opinion of  the character of Mr. Gladstone. This is a novel,  and should form an interesting, contribution to  the proceedings of the club. Messrs. McLeod,  Elliot, G. O. Buchanan, Reid and Turner have  been appointed to read papers.  tt> pit  Ml  V.   ?  If  j ������  I  I  il '.  H  fcfe  "��������������� ���������H  II  if  m  is.-  vs *;  Ill  si  ft  is V  !?  1 I  ���������M'V  ���������$'������������������'���������  'If  ������?���������  ���������?!=  :II;  t  THE   MBTEE  NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY, FEBBUAEY 11,  1893.  WARDNER Iff SPOKANE.  Jim Wardner is one of the most scientific  boomers that has ever operated in this country, or else the Spokane Review is inaccurate  in parts of its report of an interview, published in its issue of January 28th, in-which,  amongst other things, Mr. Wardner says:  " I anticipate that Kaslo willhave a population  of 6,000 to 10,000 this year* and eventually  20,000. , It drains a larger and more productive  region than is tributary to either* Dead wood,  Helena, Butte, Denver or Leadville."  When asked as to the transportation prospects, he answered that "President Hill of the  the Great Northern spoke the other day of a  passenger boat. Let me say that the boat for  the Kootenay Lake  next year  must  be  some-  General   Founders,    Engineers,    Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE    MANUFACTURERS   OF   THE  and Mill  0. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauling Machines,  tiling like the Flyer on Puget Sound. It must  be supplied -with reclining chairs and glass  windows, affording travelers an opportunity to  obtain full benefit of the magnificent scenery.  Machinery will beat Bonner's.Ferry to-morrow  We keep in stock a full supply of 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.  for a new   boat.    This has  been   taken  from a  said to  ���������. -������������:  S. N. CO.  Captain J.   W.   Troup has  recently   been   in  Seattle for   a  few  days,   and  during   his  stay  there has   been   interviewed.    He  reports   that  prospects are very  bright  for  a  good  season's  business in the Kootenay country, as miners are  crowding in there very rapidly, and it promises  to be a very active year in  the  development of  the mining resources of the country.    Good  for  Troup.    But how   miners   can   he  crowding  in  rapidly is a puzzle .that  the  residents  of West  Kootenay are at present unable to solve. Owing  to the catch-as-catch-can-and-when-you-can system   on   which   the C. & K. S. N. Company  are  conducting their business, it is   extremely  difri-  for anybody to get  anywhere, leaving  rapidity  of movement out of the question altogether.  TBIE GOYKR.VOIt GENERAL.  The Montreal Star's cable from London says:  44 To set at rest all conjectures about the successor of Lord Stanley of Preston as Governor-  General of the Dominion of Canada, I have authority to state that the Right Honorable John  Campbell Hamilton Gordon, seventh Earl of  Aberdeen, will succeed His Excellency.  Willamette steamer at Portland, and is  be very good.,  "Captain Tibbetts is endeavoring to organize  a company to put in such a. boat as I spoke of |  for passenger business. If he is successful, that  boat will be fully up to the standard indicated  by Mr. Hill. The water of that lake requires  not only a speedy but also a seagoing craft, as  the surface is at times exceedingly rough."  The above statements may beaccurate enough.  ���������We have no kick coming with regard to them,  anyway, but the following sentence is decidedly  inaccurate in several particulars:  "It "may not be generally known that the  Slocan miner's have, a ready market at Kaslo  for their ores. Transactions are made in this  way: George Hughes has a bonded warehouse  and issues warehouse receipts on all ores consigned to him. These warehouse receipts, with  twro assay certificates, are recognized as good  collateral at John M. 'Burke's bank, the Bank  of British Columbia or the Bank of Montreal of  Kaslo.  It certainly is not generally known that "the  Slocan miners have a ready market'at Kaslo for  their ores."    It is of course .perfectly  true   that  money can be raised on ore in   Kaslo,   but  it. is  only done because the Tacoma smelter has expressed its willingness to advance money to the  extent -of 75 per cent, of the assay value  of the  ore in the  bonded warehouse, and  to .endorse  notes   for the-'."owners of ore  to  that   extent,  ���������Neither the Bank of Montreal nor the  Bank of  B. C. have branches in Kaslo, and.it is  only by  special arrangements  that   they will -make.-advances-on warehouse receipts. At present there  is only one  instance   where  such   arrangement  has been made.    Kaslo is a good live town, and  has a future before   it,   hut  it   is  a   mistake  to  claim more  for  the   town   than   is  justified by  facts.    It is in the interest.of Kaslo   that  exaggeration of this description should be corrected  HOISTING ENGINES-AND  SINKING PUMPS  Th  X  OB MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VArTCOUVEB, B. 0.'  :L, .       J. W. CAMPIQxT, Ja E.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Agent West Kootenay.  Manager  ��������� ijiwi-inc-n- w^r,-^^  ompany  Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  Oil  DEALERS  IN-  3 ������3sa  HAS  ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OP  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PRICES TO SUIT TUB-TIMES'  0. Campbell- Johnston.  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  Agents for Fort Garry Flour Mills  NELSON, B. C.  BAKER STREET,  ' NELSON,  B.C. -  Plasterer,  -Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  ..Contracts  taken .for  work  at all   points  West Kootenay.  in  :iN!NG; "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.  A-LXj-A-'IDsr    n.:  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will con tract'for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  ,;IIM   FOK   SALE"  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ���������ENGMEEB ArTD AE0HITE0T,  Victoria- St., ffcxt Door to fiffotel Phaiiv Nelson, B. ���������.  ���������= BLUE EIDQE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo. on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Class  Accommodations for  Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  Jas. McDonald & Co...  Nelson and Kevelstoikc,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans  Pianos and Boherty Organs.  PRICES   MODERATE.  NELSON"   STOKE :  No. 4 Houston <& Inlc Building, Josephine Street.  McDonald  Bros.  Proprietors.  NOT8CE.  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 oflice of the Government Agent, Nelson  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 26th, 1892. HAROLD SELOUS.  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The Miner office  FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its details with office fittings.    Price, $100.  Apply Miner office.  iW.r-  V������r������:i'f.1ii������"H  ������~sv !>-������i-,s.'; v\  THE  -MINEE-: "NELSON,  B.  C.,  SATUEDAY, FEBEUAEY 11, : 1893.  BgoasautLMaiygKro  $=m  E ESSSSSI  bpmts������b������  for the Duncan G-old Fields and G-reat Silver Ledges of the  A Trail from this'  iius savin  site will bring the centre of the Lardo  arriage over  miles of Lake and Trail.  Level Lana  e umy romi on  er Kootenay  e.  X     X     X      X      X      X  [S333  X    X     X,.   X     X     X      XX  X      X      X      X     X 'X  8 IP3  12  i  i  .i^ftor  %*J  ass  (a  !���������  Srsal  E?  a!c������i3  Early in tiEi-e-SDri  rrm  4.4  oint- to. tlie foot of the  -HSZ  ~6=-  For further information as to prices for lots, term  Ea&ffi&siaE&sgE  wsaagaai Esss^^^a  j1^1' U ii^jyiuiftj^^p  !il,ii..������,  ...u...- ���������"-���������;   i.i-  ���������5      I *     . 'ft     Mir.*-!  "i   V,A  ���������t/   ..���������*. ������',iH   ,    J*.   ���������  4  ..  ��������� v.--- -i ������������������- ���������".��������� ���������.������������������-<i��������� ���������.'{*���������.-*;.i. ���������.-. .- ���������.  -���������*' . - *~  ..��������� ���������������.* ���������������  ...      'I..1!.  "..'   " ���������iVTT"  ������T*75r.T  i, .;���������  ��������� '.v"-":"j'>r  n-'7Wi"  '1 ivnn-iT-iK  SBSt  &  fcBPsS  KWfiT  La. if...: S&fy.  BTTr-rr&t+iliY. fin*  _^i!.t_j.-jLr:-.V_������.j. Jit*':  IF  tf  18  IH  i  ;1  ������  ri;  ���������.f:  :|f?  v������s:  m-  THE  MINEE:  NELSON.   B.   0,  SATUEDAY,  FEBEUAEY 11,  1893.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following" cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $1.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of V 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 $10���������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.-,  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 and  are requested to forward their subscriptions at once.  EDITORIAL   KJBUI ABfig.  Good wine needs no bush, and a good mining  country needs no booming. The exact meaning  of the word boom seems to be by no means  clear; we take it, however, that it generally  signifies not only to advertise a place for all it  is worth, but for more than it is worth. Of  course when one says in conversation that a  place is booming:, one does not necessarily or  even usually mean that efforts are being made  to advance the price of real estate in that place  by unfair, means, but still the application of the  wprd as an adjective to the name of a townsite  is not as a rule regarded as a compliment by the  owners of that townsite.   A boom-town is not  ��������� ��������������������������������������������� -.������������������ ������������������      <i  a nice thing to have anything to do with, and  anyone who booms a place without having very  good reasons for doing so, ought to be punishable in some way other than by the expressed  contempt of his fellows. There seem to have  been quite a number of excitements of late in  America which have been started by interested  parties, without there having been the smallest  justification,for a rush. The San Juan stampede  is an example of this. Thousands of men from  all parts of the States spent every cent they  owned in going to the immensely rich placer  fields which were reported to exist in that district; many of the thousands have returned  home absolute paupers, and as many more remain there simply because no other course is  open to them. This doesn't do a country much  good, yet some one must make money on the  process, as the thing is always happening.  In West Kootenay there are no booms. A  rush of business affects now one place and now  another, but there is something to more than  justify the excitement, and every man in the  country realizes that it is not by creating a  false and selfish interest in the place, but by  doing his best to advance the interests of the  district, that he is going to make his pile. This  is as it should be, and it is by means of plain  truthfulness that our district will shortly become known as the richest on the earth.  We have always been in favor of having a  land registry office located in Nelson, and we  believe that every inhabitant of the place agrees  with us in so thinking; yet it strikes us as being  somewhat inconsistent of land owners to howl  about the inconvenience they are made to suffer  through having to register in Victoria, when on  examination it is found that some two or three  only of the owners of lots in Nelson  have their  crown grants registered. Such carelessness  seems almost criminal���������it is certainly unwise.  Of this we are very sure that the first Nelson  lot owned by ourselves will be registered just as  quick as the circumstances of the case will  allow, whether the office be atthat time located  in Victoria, Nelson 'or Timbuctoo.  We have been unfortunate in having no skating this year,  and the glad  free spirit of the  Western young man has had to find sources of  amusement other than  that  of falling on the  back of his  head.    The consequence has  been  that everyone at  times,   and  for most of the  time, seeks, seclusion  and thinks  deeply as  to  jokes that he may play off on  his fellowman.  As the outcome of this, one of our parsons  was  seen this week  wandering round  town  with a  card pinned to his coat tail on which was written "This style $8.50.    He is worth  more than  that, however.   The ���������������������������): & E:  Navigat ion  Company has come in for a large  amount of chaff,  most of the cartoons being extremely clever.   It  is just as well that we should be able to work on  the surplus of our high spirits, for  the summer  cometh when no man will have time to cartoon.  a  ENGINEERS.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  ,      NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCING.  OFFICES;   Room 4, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson.  Nunt & Doverr  JEWELERS  AND   WATCHMAKERS.  OODLE-DOG  COR. BAKER AND   WARD  STREETS.  MOW OPE  MEALS   AT ALL HOURS,  DAY OR MIGHT  MBS. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  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 640 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 west along the water front  l^miles to stake marked W. W. W., No. 2, thence north ������  mile to a stake marked No. 3, thence east 1������ miles to stake  marked No. 4, thence ������ mile south to place of commencement. W. W. WEST.  Dated at Nelson, November 30th, 1892.  NELSON  Livery & Feed Stable,  Bum Lu  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GffiAIN FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle>nd pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdne.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF WASHINGTON.  Capital.  Surplus.  ..$250,000  ..$ 30,000  FOREIGN'AND  DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS  OE MINERS AND MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  ���������->>.  THE  HOTEL,  SLOGAN  OSTY,  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,  LIQU0ES  and  CIGAKS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  KELIABLE, PEBFECT, TH0E0IJGHLY TESTED  Every business man in a mining camp, where  banks are scarce and irioney and valuable papers  are plenty, should have one of J. & J. Taylor's  safes.  ������^*Don,t wait till after a fire to purchase one.  J.  A. KIRK  J. F. RITCHIE  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office  over  Bank    of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,  B.C  (Deputy SherifF.)  LICENSED AUCTI0NEEB  NELSON, B.C.  Auction sales made at any point in West Kootenay  District. Town lots and mining claims bought and sold on  commission. A ..general real estate business transacted.  Office for the present at residence, corner of Carbonate  and Kootenay streets. 134.  M������M  MMMlSBJllitM^^  .J THE MDTEE: NELSON.  B.  0,   SATURDAY,  FEBEUAEY 11,  1893.  TOWN   OF  -<������>  THE  ~6*-  1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  The (xateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.  The Only Flat Land, not Subject to Overflow, and the Only Harbor at  the North End of Kootenay Lake.  A Railway Point; 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:  .O  Examine the Map of West Kootenay!  Examine the Head of Kootenay Lake.!,  Examine the Townsite of Lardo 1 and  ���������4  m  O:  :������  previously announced by notices already published, the  first 200 lots having been sold, prices are now advanced to  -=������>:  TEEMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  crozEOsr. l. eetallace:,  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B,, 0. MANAGING AGENT.  ti, Iriil ���������        ^    1 "in ���������     ��������� ��������� ���������    |i ��������� *       . \      " m ������������������ ���������   ��������� S ������������������������ ��������� ������������������������������������������ ���������  ,..1 "MiMiggiBm���������^  j  Lit 1> fcAG^aMW^Urj ������������������fcH���������- ������. --  I "ft*  I  p  1&  Pi  IBS  IS"1'.  mm  I  I  si'  JS.1  m  It'll';  m  1'rjCfi'  i  fete  I  III  11*1  tee-  \w  m  1 "*J  6  THE  MINER.:  NELSON.  B.   0,   SATUEDAY,  PEBEUARY 11,  1893.  THE C. P. R. TALKS.  Tagne as a Delphic Oracle���������Going to Tap the Country toy Means of Schemes Hopes and Opinions���������No  Definite Promise of Construction.  The following letter has been received in Nelson in answer to the memorial sent to headquarters by the citizens:  Montreal, 29th January, 1803.  My Dear Sirs.���������The communication signed  by yourself arid a number of others, upon the  subject of railway facilities in the Kootenay  District reached mein due course, and was read  with interest. There is no question to which  more serious consideration has been given during the past year than the best means of providing facilities for the mineral,,territory between our main line and the international  boun dairy. The co'urit ry, as yo'u know, is an  expensive one iu which to build railways,;-and- a  mistake in location would therefore be a serious  one. We think, howeyeri; that we have Wry  nearly matured a eohipiehensive plan for the  whole district, and I hope that during the current year we shall be able to commence work  on a portion of the system.    Yours truly,  J. J. Shaughnessy,  Vice-President.  Possibly no more was to be expected. The C.  P. R. is trembling and quivering before a great  plunge and dreads a mistake in location. We  understand the following to be an outline of  their great and comprehensive scheme: They  project a line from Revelstoke to the Arrow  lakes, the terminus to be at the head of the  Upper Arrow Lake. Having arrived there,  they will wait for developments, and eventually  will build down to Kootenay Lake by way of  the Lardo. They also will build from Slocan  Crossing to Nakusp," leaving the Arrow Lake  and Kootenay Lake waterways as the connecting links of their system, and putting on  steamers which will double discount all Jack  Frost's endeavors. -'The'.probability- is that the  only patt of this sche.ne which 1893 will see carried out will be the branch line from Revelstoke  to the Arrow Lake. But there is an off chance  that the line from Slocan Grossing, to Nakusp  will be^ begun^from^theSJ.c>canjprpssing end. It  is a vpry..o.if--'"c������.anceJ"'al.tii���������iug'h.'. toj any one who  knows the coimtry, the whole salvation of the  C. P. R. liesv in connecting Sloca-.n Lake with  1 he Columbia 'and Kootenay Rail way.  THIE MAIL SYSTEM."  That West i . .>tenav is not the only district  around that has*.a kick coming as to the present  system of mail distribution is evidenced by the  following from the Northport News:  "The   mail   from   British   Columbia   passes  through Northport without being distributed.  It goes 130 miles to Spokane, is then distributed  and the mail for Northport returned, arriving  here four days after it passed through. This  enables Spokane peopie to receive their mail  four days before we. do. This is not right, and  it will, no doubt, soon.be changed."  SMA&L NUGGETS OF NEWS.  George Hughes of Kaslo is hauling 20 tons a  day from the Washington and Freddie Lee. He  has in his warehouse perhaps 500 tons, and has  made a fender to carry 150 tons from the Jackson group in response to their advertisement.  The success of Cripple Creek as a great gold  mining district is now assured beyond question.  The dead work has been done on alarge number  of claims and many mines are on pay ore.  Travel into the camp continues unabated, on an  average fifty people going in daily. The Colorado Midland has 300 men employed in completing the extension into the camp and as soon as  the branch line is in operation a new impetus  will be given to the camp.  Mr. J. C. Anderson has returned to Victoria  from a two years' exploration of the West  Coast of Vancouver Island, in the interests of  the Washington Prospecting Company of  Seattle. He is highly pleased with the results  of his labors, and reports ^having discovered a  piece of ground near Barclay Sound, some six  miles in width, which he declares to be the  richest bed of marble on the continent. From  the samples which Mr.   Anderson  has  brought  down with him, and which he forwarded to  Seattle yesterday evening, it is clear that he  has struck something very rich. In addition to  the marble beds, Mr. Anderson has located three  good bodies of iron .���������pre/, as well as some fine  quartz and placer gold. His company means  business, and intend to work their claims for  all they are worth.  < 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 a.nd maintaining a line of railway  from a point at or hear the town of Nelson, in Kootenay  District; thence westerly along the Kootenay River to the  Slocan ..River, thence northerly along the Slocan River and  Slocan Lake to a point at or near the town of New Denver  and on through the Nakusp Pass to a point on the Upper  Arrow Lake; with power to construct, maintain and operate branch lines from any point on the main line to the  headwaters of Carpenter Creek and Four Mile Creek and,  with power to build wharves, find docks and erect and  maintain telegraph and telephone^.lines and all necessary  works.   :'      '. ���������'.���������'������������������ ./'  <\-i*  * ���������',.. .���������  :���������-    CORBOULD, McCOLL, WILSON & CAMPBELL,  ...; ' ../.   ���������.'..,..        Solicitors for Applicants.  ���������Dated at Nelson-this 7th day of January, 1893. 131-6  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.  .   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 Bediingtou, 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 brahchos 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, arid'to make traffic or other ar-!5  rangements 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.  FER   GOLD   AND   SILVER  GQMPAMY.  (Foreign.)  MINING  Eegistered    the   18th   Day   of   December,    1892.  CERTIFICATE OFrREGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered the  "Shafer Gold and Silver Mining Coinpany," (foreign)  under the Companies Act, Part IY, Regisfration of Foreign  V>/OLlJ p���������lVl.JlX\-'Oy" C\zIaV������  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, znc and other minerals, in the State of Washington,  in the 3'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 eaclr.  The term of existence of the said company is Fifty years.  The place of business of the said coinpany is located at  Ainsworth, Pnovince of British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and  affixed rav seal of office this 16th day of December, 1892, at  the City of Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia.  Seal of the Registrar ofV ..-     C. J. LEGGATT.  Joint Stock Companies >- Registrar Joint Stock Co'ys.  British Columbia.     J  {'  NOTICE.  Thirty days from date I intend to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a liquor license for my hotel situated  on Carpenter Creek at the mouth of Sanders Creek.  133-4 A. G. KIRLIE.  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.  Take Notice that I, Joseph Edward Boss, of the City of  Spokane, United Sta.tes 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 action commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. E. BOSS.  Dated this 28th day of October, 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  mirier 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 miist 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.  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, togetherWith such branch or branches, not  exceeding in any case thirty miles in length, as may be  hereafter authorized' by His Excellenc3^ the Governor in  Council, and for other purposes.       J. D. TOWNLEY,  "Vancouver, November 24th, 1892. Secretary.  Notice is hereby given that-Harold Selcusj as agent for  G. H. Col well, 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 for-,  ward their objections within 60 days from the date of this  notice.- ' N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Dec,. 3, 1892. .       ;      Gold Commissioner.  Notice is horebj' 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 "OUie," situated  on Toad. Mountain, West- Kootenay District. Adverse'  claimants, if any, wi.il forward their objections within 60  days from date of this notice.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C, Dec. 3rd, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Harold Selous, as agent for  W. R/ Will and, R. G. Tatlow, has filed the. necessary  papers arid made application for a crown grant in favor of  the mineral-claim known as the" Ivanhoe," situated on  Toad Mountain. West Koorenay District.  Adverse claimants will forward their objections within  60 days from the date of this publication.  ���������'���������������������������������������������- N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C.. 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 die mineral claims known as " Yankee Girl;  and " Annie," situated on Toad Mountain ''on the divide  between the east and west fbrkS'Qf Give Out Creek, West  Kootenay District.     ���������'-���������"���������'    '^/', "���������:>.-. '-:^-;::'-;    :-y ���������' ^���������'^^������������������i:^i.  Adverse CJaimauts will forward'their: objections within  60 dajrs from date of this publication.  ;.:.   N. FITZSTUBBS,     -,;  >    Nelson, B. C, Nov.,26th, iS92.: Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given���������' that, E. D. Ainsworth, for him  self 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 known1 as the  "Copper King," situated oh 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,   ,T.,.   Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that at the next Session of trie  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,  comiuencing 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  Tines 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. BODWELL& IRVIiNG,:  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated this 14th day of December, 1892.  '      ~~. NOTICE.  Springfield  Mineral  Claim,   Situated   on  Miller  Creek, Slocan District.-   /  Take Notice that we, Nathari E. Lay, free miner's certificate No. 42556; William T. Jones, free miner's certificate No. 42631; and E. Smith Miller, free miner's certificate  No. 42632, intend, sixty days after date hereof, to apply to  the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim.  And further 4ake notice that adverse claims must be  sent  to  the  Gold  Commissioner and action  commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  JOHN ELLIOT, Agent for Applicants, Nelson.  Daten this 18th day of January, 1893. 134-8.  CERTIFICATE   OF   IfVIRNOVEMENTS.  Mountain  Chief   Mineral   Ciaim,   Slocan   Mining  Division.  Take Notice that I. William H. Smith, free miner's certificate No. 40200, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim, said claim being recorded by me at  the Town of Nelson, District of West Kootenay.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced  before the issuance of such cartificate of improvements.  WILLIAM H. SMITH.  Dated this 24th day of January, A. D. 189a. 134-8  7  hi  ''2  m  m  j * r  \ #r THE  MIKEE:  NELSON.  B.  0,   SATUEDAY,  FEBETJAET 11,  1893,  1L,^.1<TJD    JDttJB-A.ttTJMEttJSrT^    IsTBLSOIT.  This Company now Offers  Lots on Easy  - /,  FOE PARTICULARS APPLY  for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Eesidential  Rebate Given for Good Buildings oil  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  F.   FLETCHER, LAND COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. 0.  THE C. ������& R. STAGNATION COMPANY.  The Cartoonist Gets His WorSt iie. on the C ������& K. S.  N. Company ��������� The Window of Their Oilice Gaily  Iftecorated.  A most elaborate cartoon has been placed in  the office window of the C &. K. S. N. Coinpany, for the amusement and edification: of  passers-by. One of Messrs. Wm. Edmunds Jr,  &   Oo.'s   advertisements   has   been   used  as  a  groundwork. The large bottle which crosses  the card diagonally has been covered over with  white paper, and the scroll which usually bears  the legend "Dublin XXX Stout, Messrs. Wm.  Edmonds & Co.," has been similarly treated and  now reads "Columbia & Kootenay Stagnation  Co.," while oh the bottle there is an elaborate-  picture of the Nelson in a cobweb for a trade  mark, and the production is described as v,Our  Nelson Brand: Not to be opened till the 1st of  June," and at the bottom is the warning: "To  be carefully kept from ice." Mr. Christie is  cleverly depicted on the neck of the bottle,  driving one of the pigs which belong to .The  original advertisement, to the World's Fair by  the tail. The effect of llie 'whole is most artistic and Mr. .Christy will, rio doubt, have an  opportunity of admiring its merit when,: lie re-  turns^hornei, ^We understand that he will bring  back wi^h him a large Collection of six-shooters,  bo vvie-kn i ves and horse-whips when he re turns.  wnw==^������*a  Notice} is hereby given that one month from date we,  the undersigned, intend to apply to the Lieutenant-Governor in: council for-the.incorporation into a city munieir  pality, /under the name of the City. Qf^Nelsori, of that certainlocality in the Province of British Columbia described  as foliows:! Being:'a subdivision of -lot 95, group 1,'��������� West  Kootenay District, -as shovvn on the official, plan of -the  Town of Nelson, comprising three hundred and severity-  two acr^s, mare or less.    ��������� '.;���������'"'��������� , ������������������,  Dated/at Nelson the 7th day'ofFebruary; 1893."'   "���������'���������  ���������������������������;.,,-���������!>���������     . .        .,.:���������"���������   F. M. McLEODi: ;.v;:/v  ..���������..;.���������, E. APPLEWHAITE. =���������  .������������������.136-4   ~::j   ::���������-. ^Y-       '��������� "':A-' J- MAT^KM:  X���������:'���������,'"'".  -   /������������������-. ���������.'������������������ '���������;���������    , ���������  -NOTICE'     -     ;:    ���������      -ycy  Wonderful Mineral Claim, Situated on Miller  -i. ������������������' Creek Slocan District. <  '=��������� Take Notice that we, Nathan E. Lay, free miner's ceir-  tificate No. 4255(3, -William .T. Jones, free . miner's:..certifir  cate'No. 42331, and E. Smith Miller, free miner's certificate  No. 42632, intend, sixty flays from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of- improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent, to the Gold  Commissioner and action  commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of'improvements..  JOHN ELLIOT, Agent for Applicants, Nelson.  Dated this 18th day of January, 1803. 134-8  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have deposited with the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa a  Dlan and description of the site of the wharf proposed to  De constructed by them upon the front or foreshore at  mean high : water, of lots 20, 22, 23, 24, block B, Third,  Fourth, and Fifth streets, block A and I, and along Kaslo  Bay 800 feet west of the west side of Fifth street, Kaslo  City, District of West Kootenay,. Province of British Columbia, being a distance of 2,400 feet, and that a duplicate  of such plan, and description has also been filed in the  office of the Registrar General of Titles at Victoria, and  that the same persons have appliod to the Governor-in-  Council for approval thereof, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 92, Sections 5 and 6, Revised Statutes of  Canada. R. J. BE ALE Y.  JOHN HIRSCH.  HORACE W. BUCKE.  Dated at Kaslo", this 12th day of January, 1893. ;  NOTICE.  Mail to New Denver will leave Nelson weekly on  Mondays: W. S.MURRAY, Contractor.  GILKER & WELLS'S  B*<>sloMcc Store,  Nelson,   15. ���������.  ArTD GErTTS' FUEHISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  T   IVIED SCI  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  BANK OF  .(Incorporated by Royal Charter; .18624^   -.-  capsta l {paid iup),: ::������ooo,ooo  .'(With power to increase.)  $3iboo,������0O ;  ��������� RESERVE FUND;;.i'ie820iil������Op..i,;-.,;. ���������������������������.::;    1,100,000  ;";;;;BR^^GBTES:'" :":;;",  Victoria^,B..C.;-:     .;a-;    ...San Francisco, California,    ;  Vancouver, B. C,..;,.; ....  Portland;Oregon,   .  NewWi stminster, B.C.,.''Seattle, Washington, ;  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma; Washington.  I. :������������������    .   Karaloops, B. C       V   ,  "; ...'���������.:/  SEAD OFFiCE'i:#p; Loinbard street, LONpO]S[,:England.  ���������-  - ' AGEHTS AND ��������� CORKESPONDENTS:;   .: ���������   .  CANADA���������Banko������rMontrealand branches; , .  Canadian Bank ofCommerce arid branches  Imperial Bank of Canada arid branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba; and   .      ' -   "  .-        ,-���������'. Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal,; New YorK ;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEBlRTMENT.  On "End after 1st January' n ext the' rate" of interest on  deposits'will be 3? per cent, until further notice.  nelsonTexchaii ~  Address,  Nelson  or  Kaslo. B. G.  250  BALED HAY FOE SALE.  TONS Baled Hay for Sale on Road or River Bank,  Address M. H. BACON* Bonner's Ferry.      133-tf  ��������� A PITAS, (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,        .        .        . <������,������00,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND; Vice-Presuignt  E. S. CLOUSTON, : General Maha:gir  Nelson Branch:   ~N. W. Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago  and in the principal cities in Cariada;  ���������  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable trarifers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  Telephone A5Xi   ;.... Office :   Stanley and yictoria^Streets  P. O; box 69.  r eleplione 21.  XeosCo.  S. E; corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AC-ENS,  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, 1802, until  the 1st day of June, 1893.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nolson B. C, November loth, 1892.  W. M. MACKINNON, 0. E.  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation, Water  Power,   Bridges  Structural Work, Etc.  Office over Bank of British Columbia. 133-tf  m 3������������a*������]^**������i*l!d^  Buini *'".*"'g'f-^*f������;.T**;'*,'r;YfiJiJ'*t"rffrfiiafriii<ir'ai  I;  i  i if  '���������i  "1  IP-  !  ���������t  fit:  P'  I'  if a  Mr-':  IwJ'"  fe  I  ,1  to  felt  feV-  ������S  8  TEE  MINEK: JTELSOIT.' B.   C,   SATUEDAY,  PEBKUAEY 11,  1893.  Situated at the Head of  rer  Lgation- on the Northeast Arm of the  Lake, West Koot^  To the Eichest Mines in West Kootenay District, situated on Fish Creek, North  of Lardeau City, and in the Lardeau Pass, Southeast of Lardeau. The Mines are  reached by Trail from Lardeau, which is naturally the distributing point for  supplies, and the shipping point for ore from these Eich Mining Fields.:  ���������ii-  Now on sale at the office of the undersigned. The terms are reasonable, and there is  every reason for stating that a handsome profit will be realized on all lots purchased at  present prices. Arrangements have been made for the clearing of a portion of, the  Townsite, for the erection of hotel and stores, and for various other improvements, so  that Lardeau City will build up rapidly in the early spring. Lardeau City is the  entrance point for the Lardeau Pass, which reaches through to the head of Kootenay  lake, and application has already been made for a charter to build a railway from  ; Lardeau City to lake Kootenay and Nelson. Lardeau City is not a town competing  with several other points in the same district. It is naturally the best point for supplying the surrounding mining country, and there is a brighter prospect for it to-day  than there was for Kaslo a year ago. Lots purchased in the latter, last year, have been  sold this summer at an advance of from two hundred to a thousand per cent. For  further particulars apply to   <  ELSON AND KASLO.  .MINING NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Marcus Daly and other owners of the Anaconda Smelting works and residents of Butte  and Anaconda have been in Great Falls, Mont.,  for the purpose of meeting J. J. Hill, President  of the Great Northern Railway and of the town-  site company. The object of the meeting is to  arrange terms on which the smelter and refinery  at Anaconda can be moved to Great Falls. As  located at present, it is greatly hampered by  lack of water power.  The greater part of the business centre of  Gem, Idaho, including ten buildings, and involving a loss of over $20,000, was destroyed by  fire January 27th. The flames attacked that  section of the town lying south of the Northern  Pacific track and is believed to have been incendiary. It originated in Miners' Union hall,  and several persons assert that a man was seen  coming from the rear of the building perhaps  half an hour before the flames were  discovered.  Samples of gold ore taken from Marmora  mines, Hastings county, Ontario, will be exhibited at the World's Fair, and the owners of  the mines expect great results to follow when  the richness of the ore from Canada becomes  known in this way.  A Cripple Creek 12-foot hole has answered  the oft-repeated question, " Is there any tellu-  riu ii in this district?" The reply is positively in  the affirmative. A sack of ore from this find  contained tellurium in great abundance. The  entire sack was tested and gave the enormous  return of $15,750 to the ton.  Not far from Hahn's Peak,in northern central  Colorado, where there was a big gold excitement some years ago, are new fields that were  discovered in the winter of 1891-92. The district is known as Four Mile, the best diggings  being on a stream of that name. Water is  scarce during certain months of the year, but  when the snow is melting in the lofty mountains, where there is a heavy fall, numerous  gulches and little watercourses furnish an  abundant supply of water to work ground with  rockers. It has not yet been demonstrated  whether Four-Mile is  "poor   man's diggings,"  but it is known that quite a, number of washers  took out a lot of gold during 1892 by panning  and rocking. Recent reports from there indicate that men are constantly going in. A  favorable report was published in a Colorado  paper within the past few days aud based on a  private letter from a man who went there to  investigate for himself. In conclusion,  article states: "There is no mistake about  in paying quantities in the Four-Mile District.  There  has   been   no great  this  gold  rush  in the latter  place, but the number going in that direction  is on the increase; and you may look out for a  boom in the near future."  Old Mexico is enjoying a mining boom. Excitement prevails over the discovery of gold  fields near Ures, in the State of Sonora. It is  estimated that the new camp has a population  of 15,00 people, mostly Mexicans, with a few  American prospectors from Southern Arizona.  Traces of old workings have been recently discovered, and this fact gives color to the belief  that the long-lost mines of fabulous richness of  the Aztecs are about to be rediscovered. There  has been no trouble so far between the prospectors and the Yaqui Indians, although the latter  view with sullen silence the encroachments  upon their domain. Governor Torres has for  some time been trying to attract the attention  of American miners to his domain. There is a  suspicion that this latest excitement was deliberately planned. In confirmation of this it  is noted that within the past few weeks certain  newspaper correspondents have been making  special pleas on benalf of Sonora.  TKE II������AIIO SHIPMENT.  19 sacks sent test vyent as follows: Eight sacks,  110.5 ounces silver and 66*50 per cent, lead; one  sack, 125.50 ounces silver and 35 per cent, lead  carbonate; five sacks, 139.8 bunces silver and  33.3 per cent, lead; five sacks, 90.50 ounces silver  and 66.8 per cent. lead. -Of the shipping  ore 195 sacks went 170.5 ounces silver and 66 per  cent, lead; 187 sacks went 205 ounces silver and  66.8 per cent. lead. The company deducted, oh  the 187 sacks, 2|per cent, for moisture, and on  the 195 sacks, 3| per cent, for moisture. They  deducted 5 per- cent for loss in smelting and $2!2  per ton for treatment. We paid Hughes, con-  ractor, for hauling, $936; freight, $317.40; duty,  $393.48. It strikes me that is as good a showing  as one could possibly look for."  It is proDer to explain in this connection that  the ore in the 19 sacks sent for test Was ledge  matter, gathered from various parts of the  claini and entirely the surface showings. Mining  men consider this one of the most satisfactory  returns yet received from a test shipment of  Slocan ore-.-  TIKE  Mr. Albert Behne, the original locator of the  Idaho group of mines in the Slocan country,  who is in Spokane on business, is in receipt of a  letter from Mr. J. F. McNaught, now largely interested in the claim, giving the returns from  the first shipment of ore from that splendid  property. Mr. McNaught writes substantially  thus:  ������������������The carload of Idaho ore netted $1,712.66.  The ore went far beyond our expectations! The  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  KASLO, B. C.  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,  SHINGLES, LATHS, MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  TURNING-LATHE WORK,  -  ON   HAND   OR   MADE  TO ORDER   -  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,000 feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard.  ������.  ������.  BUCHANAN.  P.O. address. Nelson or Ka^io..  til  k  ii  II  %  'd  vj  3  i  r'it  BMiH������3fflil������BiM^ THE   MINES:  NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, FEBEUAEY 11, 1893.  TIBIIEI  TOWIsTSITB   OJF TZHIE  The Terminus of the Kaslo-Slocan Wagon Road.   Post Office Centre  Agent.  KASLO    NOTES.  Things  "Frozen out" is very nearly true of our condition. I suppose, like ourselves, you have  been enjoying seasonable weather. The thermometer has registered some degrees beJow  zero, from 2������ to 7������ according to the different instruments and degrees of credulity., The reports of frozen beer bottles, etc., are loud and  Jong. The blizzard of the north howls through  our unseasoned timber, and the slight warmth  emitted from a red hot stove is but a small  oasis in a desert of chili and dreary aspect.  However we are all pretty cheerful. mi '  look well and most people are'satisfied.  As I mentioned in my last letter, Jim Wardner has bought 85 acres adjoining the present  cleared portion of the town. The price is $40,000,  of which $2,000 was paid .down, the remainder  to be paid in instalments. %.?������������������ "  We are forming a fire brigade here. J. M.  Burke, was elected- president O. T. Stone, vice-  president; and R. J. Bealey-j������secretary-treasurer.  At present the idea is to have ladders.- buckets  and tanks, the tatter to be excavated in the  principal portions of the town and to be kept  filled with water. My own1 idea is that some  hand fire extinguishers in bottles in every room  would be the best thing, as it is the beginning  of a fire we want to check. When it once gets a  hold, nothing we can do with buckets and tanks  would be of any use. "*���������'..'  There was quite a  large  excursion. to  Lardo  townsite   last  Saturday   and,  in ��������� spite ol the:  wintry"weather, the place was thoroughly inspect e'd. The road from the townsite. to the  Government trail is ������������������practically- completed, and  the work of clearing the; townsite is. going on.  apace, and will continue till finished. The Nelson did the trip under two hours and came back  flying. There was a merry party on board and  singing and dancing were both resorted to and:  kept up with great go.  ^.  A. W. Bucke and Ford are storing ice in their  ice house, the first supply having been brought  in by the Nelson to-day.  Whether you will get this or not is wrapped  in the dim bosom of a shadowy futurity (this  expression would do for a -prize puzzle, but it  sounds very well, 1 think), for I [hear- that you  are frozen in and only traffic along the bank of  the river is possible.  The stage did not meet the Nelson at the head  of the lake, and, after waiting a day, the passengers were brought back, so, I suppose, till  the cold snap goes, communication may be  shut oft*.  O-   ~w\  "R"  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. B.  PROVINCIAL -s- LAND -;- SURVEYOR,  ZB-A.IH.IF'OTXIR.,  Telephone Connection.  :b_  o.  (Notary Public.)  ining and  Real Estate  G. W. RICHARDSON |  Nelson, IS. ���������.  It. J. BE.4XEY  Kaslo, K. ���������.  RICHAEDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Financial Agents,  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No.   1,  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   1TELS0N,  B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  59  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential.  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W.  A.  Jowett, agent  for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Eeal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Ag e  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  JUST AEEIVED-CHQIGE 0IGAES  ON EEAL ESTATE SEOUEITY.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  PBOPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its.guests thus obtaining splendid^views  of both mountain and river. ,  THE  ROOmS  THE  TABLE  are:comfortable, in size and      is  acknowledged  the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  THE  BAR JUST ADDED.  IB^LIR,  Is stocked wit    all brands of liquors and cigars.  LA VINCEDORA,  HENRY CLATYY  EXCEPTION ALES,  SENSITERAS,  HIGH LIFE, &c.  Hudson's  Bay   Company.  '!���������       Co-'' . ���������  idtdelsoin".  l  o_  SHEEIFF'S SALE APJOUENED.  The sale of the " Dunderbird" mineral claim has been  postponed until Monday, February 20th, at 2 o'clock p. m.,  at the court-house Nelson. W. P. ROBINSON,  Nelson, B. C, January 31st, 1893. Deputy Sheriff.  East Baiter Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MA1.0NE   ������&   TRECJIMLIJS PROPRIETOR  m  I������  ..  V" J?  ���������������&*:  ^^^^^^^^a^m^Bm^msMsmmsm^mm^mmi^'ii^ms^mwmm  ^^ll^tWi^^JU^UiU^iBSS  ������Bsaa!gss^r;������jiMajai^^^ m  mi������  m  rJ���������K  M  m  m  -IP  "$  W  II  m  1  My  P  p  m  k> ���������  -ilX���������C^.-tS.W~r������  10  THE   MOT5B :  NELSON,   JB.   0.,   SATUEDAY, FEBEUAEY 11,  1893.  aw  i'pK -  W  w  M  H  I  p  ������  m  m  m  m  I  Ipi  M  m  WfoV'  m-  p$ -  m  m  jjs.r  m  1 &b  f!  %  Is������'.  's^i  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the uublic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect .Goods  and compare Prices.  CTOIHIIET   ^_   TUB  lLi  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON, B. C.  LOCAL AND PERSONAL.  H. H. Moody, who has been working all summer for Bremner & Watson, is lying very ill at  Kaslo.  J. F. Ritchie left on Thursday morning for  the Kettle River country, where he will be surveying for the next week or two.  Died: On Sunday last, under the influence of  frost and gin, M. S. Davy's black Spanish  rooster.    Deeply lamented. No cards.  Dan Dunn nearly had his head kicked off on  Thursday by the wild cay use that had been  hitched to the mail toboggan.    ; ^  On Thursday the Lake mail got as far as  seven-mile where the mule that was carrying it  fell through the ice, and then returned to Nelson. The contractor left again yesterday writh  the mail on his own back.  W. W. West has almost completed the hull  of a steam launch which he means to put on the  water in the spring. The machinery has been  ordered from Victoria and will be on hand  whenever communication is re-established in  the spring.  H. W. Bucke, B. Ii. Lee, D. Bremner and F.  W. .Tarvis came down from Kaslo early this  week, and did not enjoy the trip much. Once  they were here it was all right, though. On  the way down Dave Bremner struck his toe  against some protuberance and sprained it  severely.  Over 600 tons of ice have been put up in Nelson, most of it this w:eek. This is a large increase on last year's stock. It is expected that  the Lake country will make great demands on  Nelson for ice. The finest ice that has ever been  known in West Kootenay is being stored this  winter, some of it measuring 13 inches in depth.  The contractor had an enjoyable time in  getting the Lake mail off on Thursday morn-  ins-. He had a horse attached to a toboggan,  and everything arranged in the most beautiful  and scientific manner. The only trouble was  that as soon as the horse began to move he also  began to kick, and in two minutes had knocked  the carefully devised toboggan   to  matchwood.  The mail, which left Robson on Saturday, arrived here on Wednesday last. The trail is very  bad, but the chief cause of delay was the ice on  the Kootenay at Ward's Ferry.    It was  fotmd  necessary, in order to get the mules across, first  to shovel the snow off the  ice,   then  to smash  and cut a passage across the river so as to allow  of the passage of the scow,   the  ice not   being  strong enongh to  permit   them   to walk   over.  Allan McPhee, who  manages  the train, seems  to be no worse for the jab in the ribs  which he  got from the siwash's knife last summer.  yesterday  dark. It  and   will  . The Nelson  Social   Club   gave   one  of   their*  pleasant little social dances last evening.  F. M. Chadbourne is on his way down to Nelson. He has been having a bad time of it lately  with rheumatism.  G. O. Buchanan and Sam Green leave for the  Coast on Monday on wagon road business, and  it is probable that J. H. Bowes will travel with  them.  Kenneth McLeod and John San don left Ainsworth for Sandon's ranch. The boat has been  found on the lake bottom up, but nothing has  been seen or heard of the two men.  The telephone is now open to Kaslo. Yesterday at about 2 p. mo Ken o Jack rang up the  central and told Jack Gibson that he was a  darned fine chemist;  An engine started  at   about noon  for Robson and made the  trip  before  will, it is expected, return to-morrow,  probably bring the mail with it.  W. Hunter came down from New Denver  yesterday, and reports that though things are  quiet there just now, yet nobody is at all discouraged as to the ultimate outcome of the  place. Hugh Man is taking out quite a lot of  ore through from New Denver to the head of  the lake.  The steamer Kaslo is lying ice-bound in the  outlet and nothing can be done to mend her  propeller by breaking another flange off or to  plate her with iron until the weather moderates.  -As soon as she can be got at below the water  line and put in shape, she will be headed for  Nelson, under full head of steam by her intrepid  chief in command.  The Rev. T. H. Rogers, who last week started  for New West minster, got as far as Buchanan's  old mill and found that he had an indefinite  time to wait for the Nelson. On arriving at the  end of the sleigh road he got left again, as the  stage line and the steamer do not seem to connect. Finding that he could not reach the  Coast in time to attend the Grand Lodge meeting of Odd Fellows, he returned home, arriving  on Wednesday evening, after a hard day's  walk from the open water.  We are glad to hear that a subscription has  been started for Sam Sturch. Up to last evening the following amounts had been received:  R. E. Lemon, $25; G. G. Buchanan, $10; W.  Hansen,-$10; Tom Ward. $5; Axel Johnson, $5;  J. Lawrence, $5, E. E. Phair, $5; The Miner,  $5; A. Stewart, $2.50; A. Dolan, $2; C. S. F.  Hamber, $2; Miss Sadie Brown, $1; Miss Mollie  Smith, $1; a total of $78.50. R. E. Lemon will  be glad to receive any subscription that may  come along. Any one sending money along  may be sure that they are helping a good honest  fellow out of a hole.  Sam Sturch, known in Nelson annals as the  Pinto man, drowned his team yesterday while  attempting to bring down, on the ice, nine deer  which were killed somewhere in the neighborhood of West's ranch. Sam is a steady, hardworking fellow% and has played in terribly hard  luck. Last summer he lost a mare only a day  or two after he had bought her for $200. However it's a long lane that, has no turning. .  GREAT-LIKEL SBJST AT KASLO.  Kaslo has been stirred to its deepest depths  by an action affect ing the character and' purse  of two of its most prominent citizens. It seems  that in the Kaslo Examiner of Saturday there  appeared an article which was understood by  Mr. Kemp of the Tribune to contain a libel on  his character. When Mr. Kemp had sufficiently  recovered from the stupefaction which this discovery caused him, he is said to have turned to  the minions about him and exclaimed: "Hail  the black cat iff to the mineral spring that is by  the wayside and there let him drink forever while  I talk to  him   of its properties."   At length  he  was persuaded to withdraw this  fearful  threat  of punishment and   proceed   by  the  ordinary  method of a summons. Promptness and secresy  were  necessary.    If  any  inkling-of his awful  doom reached  Mr.   Musgrove's  ears it was well  known   he  would  flee  the country   and place  many a league of arid   waste  between   himself  and his enemy.    All unsuspicious he was, as the  vulgar phrase hath it, nabbed by the officers of  the law and hailed  before  the  seat   of justice.  The portentious drama had now  advanced one  act.    But why need we detail the formalities of  justice where guilt was so  apparent and  retribution   so swift  and  so ^severe.    The  weighty  judgment  of  that modern Lycurgus, Mr. G. O.  Buchanan, is. we understand,' to be inscribed in  letters of gold on a piller of granite  and   set up  for a memorial and   warning  to  all  journalists  who have not enough   of delicacy  in  handling  the tender reputations of their' fellow  citizens.  Suffice it that the defendant was   found   guilty;  damages nil, with costs.  Since the days of Messrs. Pott and Shirk, of  the Eatonswill Gazette and Independent respectively, and the fearful libel contained in the  " Lines to a Brass Pott,"  Oh Pott if you'd known  How false she'd have growm  When you heard the marriage bell tinkle,  You'd have done then, I vow,  What you cannot help now,  And handed her over to W    *    *    *'  no  such journalistic  feud has   been  known to  history.    And our only regret is  that we  have  not the pen of a Dickens to chronicle it.  ������*j  iitwai������ii������mmBitHi������^^  :


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