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The Miner Feb 25, 1893

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Array a  O-f ~*  _.-������  f-  >'������������������  ,.^\J  The Mines in  Kootenay are Amoug  the Riches t in  America.  The Ores are  MfgS_������������ra<_ie in &ol������9  Silver, Copper,  and Lead.  frUMBEB 138.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY 25,   1S93.  $4 A YEAE  A '-DIG IN THE lEIISS FOR KNCULAND.  Following are extracts from an. article which  appears in the London Mining Journal of  January 21st, and for which Mr. Can nan, of the  firm of Owen <fe Cannari, of Golden, is responsible. Though we cannot agree with Mr. Can-  nan in his contention that the' feeling throughout West Kootenay is exclusively American,  yet it is impossible to gainsay the truth of his  remarks about the lack of enterprise shown by  British capitalists :  "Though minerals were known to exist in the  Slocan country for years   they have,  like the  fabled princess, lain dormant till  the  prince  in  the shape of American enterprise came, a little  over a year ago, and  at its   touch   the  sleeping  country has sprung  into  life,   its  pulses  being  now filled with energetic, restless  and  pushing  American life, which has swamped  the  owners  of   the   soil,   and   here   we   have   the   strange  anomaly of a  country  nominally   part of the  British   Empire,  whose  people  are American,  whose capital  is  American,   whose  mines are  American, whose wealth is flowing into  American .pockets, whose very politics are American,  and whose only regret is that it  does  not  form  part of the American Republic.  "The Slocan country which, roughly speaking,  may be said to lie between the Arrow Lakes and  Kootenay Lake, being bounded southward by  the western arm of the latter; first began to be  visited by American prospectors in the latter  part of the summer of 1891; though too late to  achieve much that summer, they .carried back  such a tale of the country's mineral wealth to  the Western States, where they wintered, that  the country found itself the following spring  , invaded by an army of something like 2,000  American prospectors, and fast upon their heels  came American entei prise and capital.  "Properties were staked and sold,   roads and  trails were built, towns   were  started,   and   the  railway   charters applied  for   with   American  money, and to-day the visitor  to   that   country  hears   everywhere  expressions   of   regret  that  nature has placed West Kootenay north instead  of south of the 49th parallel, and   frorn   none so  loud as the English  and  Canadians,   who for  years have waited in  the country hoping that  perhaps the British public  might after  one of  the periodical lessons 'wh ich it receives  on  tht  value of some of its pet  foreign   securities, turn  Its  attention   to developing  the  wealth  of its  colonies.   But   they  have waited  in   vain,  for  wisdom is only justified by the children, and we  doubt  whether   the   investing public  of  Great  Britain have any family relation  with Minerva.  " We do not wish your readers to run away  with   the   idea   that   Slocan   contains   all   the  mineral wealth and activity of West Kootenay.  Par   from   it   (as subsequent  letters  on   Toad  Mountain,  Ainsworth,   Hendryx,  Trout Lake,  Lnrdo and the Duncan will show) but it  is  the  district which, thanks to American   enterprise,  is  making the   most  rapid advance.    Situated  between.the lakes,.as already stated,   it   represents  roughly  a-  rectangular, parallelogram 60  miles long by 40 miies wide,   a'nd   in   this  small  space is contained   more   mineral  wealth   than  exists in the  same  area, or   twice   the  area for  that matter, in any other country in  the world,  excepting none, and Slocan is destined to be the  largest silver-lead   camp  the   world   has  ever  seen.    The ore deposited in three-fourths  of its  properties is  in   solid   veins  free  from  gangue  matter, and  ready for direct  shipment to the  smelter, while the average silver returns for the  whol' country will stand at 125 to 150 ounces of  silver per ton  of 2,000  lbs.; some  of  the  ores,  which are fabulously rich, rivnning 2, 4, 6 and up  to 10,000 ounces in silver, are not taken  into account in  making this statement,   but no  low  grade ore has yet been found, and   the  working  average of the country will, we are satisfied, not  prove less than 125 ounces.  " In the fall of 1891, as we have already stated,  the American prospector first  entered  the  Slo  can; winter put a stop to operations, but enough  had been seen to establish the ��������� wealth of the  country, and in the spring they returned in increased numbers, followed by the shrewrd  Yankee seeking a new field for investment.  "In a country where hardly a trail existed in  the spring of this year, contracts have been let  for the hauling out of over 4,000 tons of ore during the winter as follows: Freddie Lee, 2,000;  Idaho, 1,000; Blue Bird, 400; Montezuma, 200;  sundry claims, 500 tons. Had it been possible  in the short time to construct the necessary  roads, etc., 30,000 tons of ore could have been  shipped to American smelters during the winter  There are between 700 and 800 claims recorded  .in the. district, three-fourths of which are in  American hands.  "Some of the Canadian papers are commencing to cry out against Americans obtaining  such a hold upon British territory, but, so far  from agreeing with them, your correspondents  consider the Americans richly entitled to what  their enterprise is winning them, and may they  continue to corhe in in increased numbers, for,  humiliating though it may be for a British subject to confess it, the fact remains that Americans have the energy and understand the developing of a new country in a way which we  do not, and were not only Slocan, but the whole  Province of British Columbia an American  State, .it would advance more in three years  than it is likely to do under the present rule in  ten.  "In   considering, the  amount   of  money invested in the country your readers  will remember-that as it is all In mine prospecting, and no  large sums are paid for* properties, it represents  a much greater mining activity   than   may appear at first sight. '  "There has been invested in  the Slocan  dis-'  trict by Americans in   mining since  spring,   in  development   work,    $100,000;   paid   on   bonds,  $125,000; amount of bonds still running,   $570,-  000.    In the same period there has been invested  by British and Canadian capitalists���������in development work, paid   on   bonds  and   in   bonds  still;  running,   $45,000.    We  leave these facts   with  your readers, as   we  stated  at  the  commence-,  merit of this letter*, for their careful and thoughtful   consideration.     Our   fathers   "built   themr  selves ah everiast ing name" for a spirit'.'of energy  and enterprise.    Have we inherited nothing but  the name ?"  NiSLSON  WATERWORKS.:'  We understand that the Nelson waterworks,  whose cost price   was   under  $4,000 and  whose ���������  present, value is very nearly nothing, have been I  floated as a company with  a   capital of $15,000. ;  -How-much'of this stock the original owners re-;  tain by way of payment for the works we don't ���������  know, nor how much money the company have j  in the treasury to develop the system. But if  they are not prepared to spend a considerable *  sum in securing a proper water supply to the ���������  town, all that we. have to say is that tln-re is  considerably more water* in the stock than is  ever likely to be on the premises of Nelson's  citizens through the agency of the company.  This has been a severe winter, and numerous  accidents to the water supply  have   necessarily  occurred.    The cellar of one man of business in '  the town was flooded and filled  with   water  up;  to the level of the street before the supply could  be cut off.    Another  had  a quantity  of goods  destroyed or at least injured by a local flood on i  his premises.    A third woke up  one  fine morning to find his bar-room floor  coated   with   two.  inches of ice and a steady  stream  of water still  making its way over his hotel wherever the law  of   gravity   would  permit.    To  crown   all,  the :  main connection across the Baker street bridge,  -over Ward creek, is now lying a heap  of ruins  in the bottom of the  creek.    We  do  not  sup-  nose that all these accidents should  be  laid at :  the door of the water company.    In Vancouver  the number of burst pipes and  broken  stoves  has been appaling, and there is no  reason   why  Nelson should claim immunity from   what may  reasonably  be  put   down   to   the   exceptional  severity of the  weather.    But  what we have  just cause to complain of is   that  the company  , has made no provision  to  have  the system,of  waterworks put in order, now   that   the  inerry  spring   is   arriving.    Some   public-spirited    individuals have  patched  up  a connection   with  West Baker street by means of fire-hose, but as  the m-.iins are frozen on the  other side  it* does  not amount to much.    If the water supply system is not overhauled  at once   it  will   become  valueless.    And not only  in   the interest of the  "citizens of Nelson, but also  in  the  interests  of  the shareholders of the  water company, something should be done without delay.    The supply from the present source  is  inadequate and  the mains are too small and badly laid.    There  is nothing to prevent another  company from  going to work, laying down   a  proper system,  and reaping all the profit.    The  charter of'tjie  present company gives  them   no  monopoly of  Nelson's water supply.    And if in  their own interest they donot  see fit   to  look  after  their  property, they may and will be brought to face  competition   in   the  interests  of the people of  the town.  THE R__VE__9'r<������&__ SMRI/rKR.'  An article  appears  in  a  recent, issu������  of the  Northwest Mining Review  of Spokane, which  we should say, judging from internal   evidence,  comes from the pen of Mr;   Holdich,   of Revel-  stoke.      The   article   booms    Revelstoke,  and  Kemp's mineral springs, and  winds . up  with;a  pertinent sentence to the effect that "the output  from the Slocan mines is very  light at present  as most of them were only discovered   last  fall,  but   when   the   long-promised   railroad    is   in  operation wre shall see such a   Kootenay  as  has  not been seen yet;.and it rests with the present  owners of the Revelstoke  smelter-  to  either let  their property fall into decay (and into the riy<?r  also) or by the exercise of a little common sense  to start in now and to reap the harvest  that assuredly will reward the first company  that successfully runs smelting and  refining  works in  north Kootenay/  j������  "THE IBIfcBffLANOEK.  The Highlander mine, located at Ainsworth,  is a property which is sure to pay the owners  handsome returns on their investment, says the  Northwest Mining Review. The mine was purchased by Henry McMurrow, a young attorney,  who at that time resided in Philadelphia. The  purchase was made for himself and a friend,  also of Philadelphia, and work was immediately  begun to develop the property by a crosscut  tunnel which was to tap the ore body at a considerable depth. The work went" rapidly forward nnt it three veins .were crosscut, all carrying ore. ,:  The most considerable of these veins, where  crosscut shows over two feet of ore, which  assays 40 ounces in silver* and over 60 per cent,  in lead. ��������� ��������� ������������������  The other veins do not show so much ore. but  are good clean veins, carrying silver and lead.  At this time the work is suspended, but a large  force of men will develop the property farther  in the spring, and as soon as the smelter at Pijot  Bay i3 "blown in" the ore' will be laid dow'n  there at a cost of about $5, including ruining.  This makes the Highlander a most desirable  property, and Mr. McMurrow, who is now residing in Spokane to be near the scene of operations, and the co-owners, are well pleased with  the outlook.  A new mining district is to be created in  British Columbia, to include Kettle River, Rock  Creek, Boundary Creek and Camp McKinney,  which includes the water* shed between Kettle  and Okanagan rivers. Mr. Wm. G. McMynn  has been, recommended for the office of recorder  in the new district.  i_r  m  Si  wManHi-irnmn  UP. m i Bnnwanwii u  mvmmmttmmtm  AtmiviwituaBvm'insimm  vuH.mtmwnBmuni  muimBiiLtt!\im\mmimBmmwnwim&.imi4iM3!rAmviarri  nmvsmummmm,  iMumw_^www������^  ffiiSft! ' If  111  W^VWRA^I:������.  ^-M_j������-ij-j-^j*^iLMft^*et;_j**_'gOJfl������w^T*^^3'g������ire^ru_e^.^^  p  li   *?  \$  w  I? ���������  n  ���������i i  I  If  ISM  fey  ?4  ! $ _  ill  ji  Ii  ���������fen  ,11  IP  III 7  IP  was--  ���������J-'  mi  ���������_!$>  P:  fr.  i  1  iP'  Bi>o ;-  ���������>sn  P;  fcife';  I'M  *  Safe--.  i  I  5*_  I-  I:  IT  s  i'  "4?  m  w  I  1'  I  i  i  THE  MMEB:  NELSON.   B.   0,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY  25,   1893.  KASLO    NOTES.  I have no story to tell. Matters have been  pretty quiet here lately, as the absence of communication, save by the precarious sleigh road,  has stopped the usual number of people from  coming in.  T. J. JDa,vies has returned from his trip up the  Lardo and Duncan rivers, but as he has gone  to Nelson,Where you will see him, I will not  give you a ''narrative' of his exploits. Suffice it  to say that he and his companions, Stevenson  and McKenzie, have had a very trying trip, but  have returned none the worse for it.  An institution modeled on the lines of "The  Shack" at Nelson has been started here. It is  not so ambitious as its elder sister, as it is content with two -'modest rooms over the Balfour  Trading Company and a Chinese cook. However, it seems likely to be a success, arid the  members are enthusiastic in its praises.  The telephone being now in working order  between Kaslo and Nelson, communication is  possible but difficult. The vag. es of the  animal are humeroiis and exciting. Nothing  of a private nature can be discussed, as  every instrument is connected with every other  instrument, and what is whispered into the  sympathetic telephone ear, becomes public  property at once.  It being a slack time, the usual rumors are  going round that every mine in the Slocan is  pinching put. I am not a mining expert, but I  should imagine it would be a very ^wonderful  thing if these high grade mines could be worked  continuously with the same amount of ore all  through. People tell me that in a limestone  country a great deal of dead work has to be  done in order to get ore, and there is no reason  why this should be an exception. So far the  ruruors..want confirtoation, even as regards any  one mine. .  .-/,-'-''.������������������'������;  Our energeticfire brigade has let the contract  to construct tanks in our streets, and we have  now got two large holes dug in the centre of  Front street, which are eventually to blossom  into tanks. In the interval a money-or-your-  life subscription jcommittee holds a conversational pistol to the head of the community and  compels them to deliver shekels.  The Nelson has just arrived with a large consignment of passengers, bound for Kaslo, so  that, in spite of the inclemency of the weather,  the influx is beginning.  POODLE DOG  &r   EST A  T  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  i  NOW OPEN  AT ALL HOURS, DAY OR MIGHT  MRS. W. G. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson am������l Kevelstolte,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern arid coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston *& Ink Building, ������SfosepIiine Street.  ���������^.  'Z*Tzx**s*tnavrr7V'2*'%F*  ������^a���������-  *������*__<  The above Townsite will be placed on the market  shortly. It is situated on the north end of Trout Lake,  in the famous Lardeau country, which is going to be  one of the richest mining regions in America. Numerous  rich claims haye been found close to this townsite,  which will make it the distributing point for an  ��������� ������ -���������.''������������������.. " - ���������   .   ������������������  immense tract of country. It is the only level land on.  the north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend  money on streets and other improvements in the spring.  The trail from Lardeau City, on Arrow Lake, to  Kootenay Lake runs through this townsite. The first  One Hundred Lots will be Sold for  '9  For Further Particulars Apply to  At the Head Office, Nelson, B. C.  Or to HENRY CROFT, Victoria, B. C.  ppta  "*1~ TSw��������� ^i ~'^Vj f~r^rf^ .���������S,.- * r'-.V THE   MINEE:  JTELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, FEBEUAEY 25, 1893.  u  ____M__u___ri-n_ifi������ I'll ������ejiii___u-  t C���������5=  HBR^HES S������������x<3  ������:  O^f"  K1BB I  FRO  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and Great Silver Ledges of the  Lardo^^^^D will bring the centre of the Lardo  ines within 12 miles, thus saving carriage over 18 miles of Lake and Trail.  Situated. Level Land.   Tlie Onlj^ Point on Upper Kootenay Lake.  &,  XX     X      XX      X  X     X     X     X     X     X      X     X  E*2_a  X      X      X       X     X     X  _p������_2s-������;  rzw*    _j       t? fe,  n  n  S  ESi.     H   _T ft_asa  _333_3|  S3H23  ���������WSti  '*% B*?FS  \fe>  ������  ^���������'I I :?___5_c_  =5���������i-  -._?xr_'--.-l_ci,^  rz^__r_3j_oj__i������__jtiiaJCcrr������  C-���������������_______!  arly in the. spr  Yi  ��������� *_ ".  i _-���������  pper i\oo"oenay Laxe, uonn  I Wl  JUCMkU  1.  in-  -n  T )r~-  ix, irom mis pomi to me loot o:  ctin.fi: Duncan with this town,  A.'  e  _&  1   a  ^  I  ���������r  5     J  9 *���������'  I __-������_���������  jwh  ���������B  C?K  3 ^  "H  ������  -^9.  i^-  For further information as to prices for lots, terms, etc., Apply to  $fl_������g__S6^^  wuai.Afa^ti  HB_aa_aBSMBB_ffla__ii-^^  _f_j?  .*\* i  tJJ -"-".Vi j  !<_'...{'._, ���������p  nit  I..  Sill  I  f  II'  I  M.  si  I' ������������������'"  si ii;)  m  m  II  Ii  m  j(  m  ���������*>������_������������������  m  m  m  m ���������  m  I'vA  I lie  Yak  r-)^~^rt~iJw.i^JrJ.j_____,i_^jl^,ctf^^^^ ia>.  ai2'_JtoSr.,Si(niij^li_WIi_ "_���������������.;_.'__��������� A"-S_rf_-^__' "X'*_.~;pjn_i_������v?.v._;__ttfi  -5>j������ww[^Vu.,^*iw������i_sj____rx_.^rt������)ij_ ,  R  In.  fa  s������-.  THE   JVOTEE:  KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY, FEBEUAEY  25,  1893.  - The Mixer 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 ������4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month: A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents aline for the first insertion and 7 cents aline  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. 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" Now is the season of our discontent"���������it is  certain, however, that the season cannot last  very much longer, and as soon as we can get  communication once more with the outside  world, such a busy time will be seen in Nelson  as has never before been experienced by the  district.  The means of transit.have not been really so  very,much -worse than in past winters, but the  expectations entertained were so much greater  than in formeryears, and the shock of being deserted by the C. & K. S. N. Co., after their loud  protestations that, come what might, the Arm  should he kept open, the partial failure of the  Bonner's Ferry wagon road, the severe frost,  and the undecided, half-and-half kind of a thaw  have, combined, rendered traveling from Nelson to outside points a dangerous business, and  an unpleasant necessity.  By this time next year  it  is  certain, judging  from present indications, that  no one will have  to travel into or out of the country by means of  sleigh roads and pack trains unless he prefers to  do so.    It is  stated'oivthe very best authority���������  that of the President of  the  company���������that it  has been definitely settled that the terminus of  the N. & F. S. Railroad will be at Nelson.    It is  also moderately  certain   that  the C. & K; Railway will build up the Slocan River, and that the  C. & K. will have running powers over the N. &  F. S., and vice versa..    From what Mi*. H. Abbott is reported to have said in an interview, after  his return to  the  Coast,   from  his  trip  to the  East, one would be justified  in  considering the  line from Revelstoke to the head  of  the  Upper  Arrow Lake, to be as good "as   built.    Whether  this branch will go much farther  than  this, for  some time to come, may well be doubted.  Mr. Abbott, in   the course  of this  interview  said: "I am authorized to spend $750,000 on the  Pacific Division this year'  in  renewals  and permanent improvements.    I may say that it is the  intention of the C. P. R. to build  up  and develop a trade between the  coast   cities���������the wholesale centres���������and the mining camps of  this section.     As regards  the  Kootenay lake  mining  camps, the company is keeping  these  in   view.  A few days ago the C. P. R.  secured control of  the Gait road running from  Dun more, on our  main line, in  a southwesterly  direction  to the  Crow's Nest Pass, to within 100 miles  of   which  place  the line  is   now   constructed,   and   upon  which active operations are to commence in the  spring.    The intention is to carry  that line in a  westerly   direction   through    the   southeastern  section of the  Province to  Nelson.    This will  enable the G. P. R. to accommodate  the miners  in all parts of Southern   Kootenay,   in   which a  prosperous mining era is anticipated,   the effect  ,of which upon the trade of this Province will be  a beneficial one.    Mr. Van Horne is  fully  alive  to the importance of the surface indications and  other resources of the immense territory . lying  sou th of t he presen t  main  1 in e,   and   is yearly  spending large  sums  of money in  making exploratory surveys with a view to  carrying  out  the line through to the Coast."  The railway companies, by  their promises of  activity in the  spring,   have  awakened  all the  smelting works in the country  from   their long  sleep.    Mr: Gjeorge Alexander  and  others seem  to be   uaking efforts to get the  Golden" smelter  to   work:   theWin nip eg ���������'shareholders ������������������of- the  Revelstoke smelter are said to be trying to buy  out the English holders of stock, with a view to'  starting the   works  going  again   on   a paying-  basis and in an efficient   manner; and. notice is  given in the Gazette of the. 9th   inst.,   that  application will   be  made  to,E the  Legislative Assembly for an act to incorporate a  company for  the purpose of erecting, maintaining and operating, at the City of Vancouver, a smelter,   with  all   the   necessary   blast   and   other  furnaces,  works,   plant   and   machinery   for   extract ing  metal from ores, and  manufacturing steel  and  iron        manufactured       articles       of       every  description, with power to   own,   hold  and  acquire land,   mines,   mining   privileges,-timber  limits and timber leases, bonuses  or  other aids  from the Dominion or Provincial  Governments  or otherwise, and to build,   own,   maintain and  operate ships,   steamers  and   vessels, of  all  descriptions, wharves and railways in  connection  with tne said  works  and properties  or  otherwise, and generally to have and exercise all such  other powers and privileges as are  necessary or  incidental to the said works and properties,  or  any of them, and to provide a guarantee by the  Province of five per centum   per annum,  for a  period of 20 years, on  $1,000,000 of the   capital  stock of the company,   together  with   freedom  from Government and municipal taxation for a  like period.  Some ������f these smelters have local work to do,  of course, but the greater part are making a bid  for the Nelson-Slocan-Ainsworth-Kaslo district.  It will be a case of first come, first serve; though,  in time, ail will, no doubt, have plenty to do.  There can be no doubt but that every one  who is interested in West Kootenay means to  "whoop it up" during the coming summer.  ������?____  IB  B  provincial land surveyors,  notary public, conveyancing,  OGFIOES:   NELSON    AND   IKASLO,    B.   G.  erj  LS  NELSON  &WfLLIAMSO  PROPRIKTORS.  HAY AND GRAIN FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hirel 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  EXCHANG-E NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE.  STATE  OF  WASHINGTON.  Capital.  Surplus  .$250,000  .$30,000  FOREIGN AND  DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS  OP MINERS  AND MERCHANTS  '    SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  THE  !W HOTEL,  GITY5 ;   ;:  M U.'L VE Y   &   CLE ME NT,  PROPRIETORS.  <3  WINES,  LIQU0KS  and  OIGfAES.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  EELIABLE, PEEFEGT, TH0E0UG-HLY 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.  i^Doi_,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. isi.  b  r,i THE MINEE:  NELSON.  B.  0,  SATUEDAY,  PEEEUAEY 25,  1893.  -<������>:  gjEsa  a  1. The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Gamps.  2. The Only Flat Land, not Subject to Overflow, and the Only Harbor at  the North End of Kootenay Lake.  3. A Railway Point; vide 0. P- R. Reports  4. The Head of Navigation at the North End of Kootenay Lake  5. The Terminus of the Government Trail to the Mines  ������:  :������  Examine the Map of West Kootenay  Examine the Head of Kootenay Lake!  Examine the Townsite of Lardo!' and  ������:  OL^jL/  :������  1  As previously announced by notices already published, the  first 200 lots having been sold, prices are now advanced to  \  PSS5B&  ^.  ���������^9_  TERMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. 0.  MANAGING AGENT.    .....  .,  ��������� ,i      i   t LI.       -  Ii  "     ���������     -     '- LI l _.i������������������-T^   ' ��������� J"IL- "���������"���������'."." *!'-""   '"j"'.*?  - *���������������*���������..'II*-'  ���������."���������  ���������Ti ;*j,-2-_  '*    ������".!���������  ^ \jlr.       _*    .<"������     ii,'  "���������' -/ ..%���������<:;���������?������'"-V -_':'���������.' i;-v. ��������� j ������������������'  ���������<���������       i'"   v.  _������_& tf im__r istrvxf*z*r^*,r'  ���������VM&nvtx'zMurjtixa-zumKia 3H-i_.imqw>:aT. ���������  I  ili  B'l  ��������� \n  !p  i'>Vi  1$  P  \-1  m  i !;>>  |i  n  Ills  $  k  I  if  i_8  Eft  W  m  W  m  IS.!  r?_3  k__",j'  ���������Wu:  1*3  s  1  1$  m  IS ���������':  ^  TEE  MINEE:  NELSON.  B.  0,   SATUEDAY,   PEBETJAEY 25,   1893,  THE P__.OVIJ.CIAIL I������ARLIA]t--_-.T.  The committee appointed to enquire into the  claims of certain applicants to purchase land at  the mouth of Carpenter Creek and at the head  of Slocan Lake, of which J M. Kellie is chairman, seem to be making satisfactory progress.  The following petitions have been presented:  From John Hendry, D. J. Munnand Alexander  Ewen for a private bill re railway along Kootenay River to Kootenay Lake.  From J. R. Robertson, J. B. McKillican and  IT. G. Ash by, for a private bill to incorporate  The Bediington and West Kootenay Railway  Company.  From P. C. Dunlevy, W.'H. Ellis and others,  for a private bill to incorporate The Lardeau  and Kootenay Railway Company.  From Charles G. Major, John WulLfsohn and  Arthur W. Jones, for a private bill to incorporate The Nakusp and Slocan Railway Company.  From Charles Thomas Dupont and Frederick  B. Pemberton, for a private bill to incorporate  a railway coinpany (Trail Creek and Sheep  Creek).  From C. T. Dupont, PI. S. Mason and others,  for a private bill to incorporate The Kootenay  Central Railway Company.  From the Nelson Electric Light Company,,  Limited, for a private bill to amend their corporate act.  FA���������TS ABOUT SEJ-VB.K.  Silver has achieved two notable victories, one  in the  Senate  and   one   in  Congress.  Neither  body will interfere   with   the  operation   of  the  Sherman law at present.   The silver men among  the legislators say the Sherman bill is a hostage  ami, ugly as the child may be, thep will hold on  to  it  until   they   get   something   better.    The  American commissioners to. the Brussels conference have sent in their report to the President. They say that towards the close of the  congress a more favorable view towards silver  was noticeable as a result of its deliberations.  The price of silver remains steady between S3  and 84, and financial papers take a more favorable view of the situation. A further fall is not  looked for at present. Time has been gained  and as the consequences of abandoning silver to  its fate become more obvious, it, is less likely  that any action to further depreciate silver will  be taken. ���������   '��������� ��������� -      ���������"     ������������������-������������������������������������     .  . ������������������THE ���������.������������������_*.'������. BUJNTINft.A.PASS.  Mr. Stewart's mission in  West Kootenay  at  the   present juncture is,   we are  informed  on  good authority, to investigate the existence of a  supposed pass by way of St.   Mary's River into  West   Kootenay���������objective  point,   Pilot   Bay.  The C. P. R. is evidently determined to investigate very thoroughly before beginning to build.  Whether such a pass exists or, if it does, is  feasible, we beg leave to doubt. Men who know  the country thoroughly say the Crow's Nest  Pass road must come, by the Moyie Pass and  Goat River or else not come at all. But as Mr.  O'Shaugnessy said in his letter to Nelson citizens: "A mistake in location would be a serious  one." Verb. sap. experientia docet, echoes the  shade of Rogers.  A petition was circulated in Nelson this week,  and was signed by every business man, protesting  against  the proposal,   on the  part   of the  postoffice inspector, to send in  the  Nelson mail  by way of Bonner's Ferry. The lake towns may  get their mail sooner when it   comes  in by this  route���������but then, again, they may not���������it is certain, however, that as matters at present stand,  Nelson would not be benefited  in  any  way by  the proposed  change, and it is to be hoped that  Mr. Fletcher will realize this and act accordingly.  Most of the weather prophets of West Kootenay were induced, by the  thaw that set in the  early part of this week, to prophesy  the breaking up of the winter and  an  early spring.    Are  .they right ?  General   Founders,   Engineers,    Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOE.3-    MAXUFA���������TIJ__F_3_S    OF    THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam  Los Haulms: Machines.  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.  HOISTING ENGINES  AND  SINKING PUMPS  FOE MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANOOUVEE, B. 0.  J. W. CAMPIOE", J���������  E.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Agent West Kootenay.  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 companjr with power to construct,  equip, maintain and operate a railway from a point near  the international boundary line, at or near Bediington, 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  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 IGtli day of December' 1892.  .  SHAFER   GOLD   AMD   SILVER   MINING  ."���������COMPANY.;-   -    V  "-..."��������� (Foreign.)  Eegistered    the   16th   Day   of   December,    1892.  CJ-RTIFICATE  OF  REGlSTRATtOjSr.  This is to certify that I  "Shufer   Gold   and   Silver-  have this day registered the  Mining    Company,"   (foreign)  nnder the Companies Act, Part IV, Regisf ration 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, zinc and other minerals, in the State of Washington,  in the Province 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 ofV C. J. LEGGATT.  < Joint Stock Companies >      Registrar Joint Stock Co'ys.  \     British Celumbia.     J  NOTICE  Wonderful  Mineral,   Claim,   Situated  on  Miller  Creek Slocan District.  Take Notice that we, Nathan E. Lay, free miner's certificate No. 42556, William T. Jones, free miner's certificate No. 4.2631, and E. Smith Miller, free miner's certificate  No. 42632, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a. certiticate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the Gold  Commissioner and action  commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  JOHN ELLIOT, Agent for Applicants, Nelson.  Dated this 18th day of January, 1893. 134-8  Notice 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 municipality, under the name of the City of Nelson, of that certain locality in the Province of British Columbia described  as follows: Being a subdivision of lot 95, group 1, West  Kootenay District, as shown on the official plan of the  Town of Nelson, coriiprising three hundred and seventy-  two acres, more or less.  Dated at Nelson the 7th day of February, 1893.  F. M. McLEOD.  E. APPLE WHAITE.  136-4: A. J. MARKS.  NOTICE.  Springfield  Mineral  Claim,   Situated   on 'Miller  Creek, Slocan District.  Take Notice that we, Nathan 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. .   .- ��������� v  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   I MR MOVEMENTS. .  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 certificate of improvements.  WILLIAM H. SMITH.  Dated this 24th day of January, A. D. 1893. 134-8  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 linos to any adjacent mine or mines, and  with power to build wharves and docks, and erect and  maintain telegraph and telephone lines and ail necessary  works. BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated this 14th 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  from a point at or near the town of Nelson, in Kootenay  District; thence westerly along the Kootenay River to the  Slocan River, thenceamrtherly along the Slocan P.iverand  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 and docks and erect and  maintain telegraph and telephone lines and all necessary  works.  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.  BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated the 14th day of December, 1892.  - J  i  '  4\  ������������������ii  f>    f  <r  id  .,  it  %���������'  Ti  :('  1  <������K  m  _���������.*_���������       t     I. THE   MISER:  NELSON,   B.   C,  SATUEDAY, FEBRUARY  25,  1893.  t_e_e_e_ TO"vvr*_rsrsiT,_E] o_i_r t_h:_h  The Terminus of the Kaslo-Slocan Wagon  Post Office Centre  JOHN L. RETALLACK, Agent.  MINING NEWS OF THE WORLD.  encourage in  The^m.anufacture of aluminum by an electrolytic ^roccVss is to he gone into quite extensively  at Forges, France. The falls of the Praz River,  giving 2000 horse-power, are to be utilized and a  plant:ejected soon.  Mr. Holdich has made two inspections of the  Revelstoke smelter, and is drawing up a report  to forward to the directors of the company in  London. He finds that the arrastre.was de-  sighed and built wiongly. The stockholders in  Winnipeg are endeavoring to form a syndicate  in that city to buy out the English stockholders.,  W. C. Hadley, of Santa Fe, N. M., who tor  several years supplied the Director of the United  States Mint with statistics on New Mexico, has  just forwarded his reports for 1892. Of the total  of the precious metals produced by New Mexico  in 1892, 41 per cent, was gold. The ruling low  price in silver and lead is of course responsible  for the reported falling-off in those metals, but  at the same time there is much to  relation to the gold output.  W. S. Hart, a Colorado geologist who has. been  employed to assist iti collecting the Wyoming  mineral display for the World's Fair, has unearthed a bed of petrified palm trees at Rawiings  and shipped 4,000 pounds of the find to Cheyenne.  The specimens are rare and beautiful. The display found will include flat rocks carrying prehistoric tracks of birds and animals.  The Dakota tin mining business seems to have  fizzled out like that of California.. The Harney  Peak Tin Company's mines have been closed  down indefinitely, throwing 300 or 400 men out  of employment.  The new mining camp, christened Vanderbiit,  lies in the east, corner of San Bernardino county,  Cal., 36 miies north of Goft'station, on the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The mines in this  district are gold-bearing, with but. little silver.  The Gold Bronze is shipping ore which runs by  the carload at $150 per'ton gold. The Gold Bar  is very high grade gold, and the ledge is from  three-.to.eight feet in width. There are a number''of other excellent-looking properties being  opened. The altitude of the camp is about 4,500  feet.  vxur^taartK7irm*^Sn^i^ x__/:^vNtvC__r;^^5i_(������^_3_A^  Hunt & Dover,  JEWELERS   AND   WATCHMAKERS.  B  (Notary Public.)  Mining and Eeal Estate  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.  tfo.   1,  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   NELSON,  B. 0;  Lots for Sale in  55  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125  AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson,  values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A.  Jowett, agent  for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission A  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  ?  ons  ������C3������H__i .���������ryrrwir  -__-_________������t_^s---<:_-i  JUST ARRIVED-CHGICE CIGARS  LA VINCEDORA,  HENRY CLAY,  EXCEPTION ALES,  SENSITERAS,  HIGH LIFE, &c.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  O-  ^r.   zbttsuk:-,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL ~!~ LAND -;- SURVEYOR,  OaL.C. j BALFOUH,    33-    O-  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The Miner office   {   Telephone Connection.  G. W. 5_1C_IA1������_>SQN  Nelson, IS. C.  It. J. BE A LEY  Kaslo, IS. ���������.  RICHARDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Financial Agents,  $10.000   TO   LOAN  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  OOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf.  NES,SO.\.-'K. <T.  AXEL  JOHfMSOfvS,  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 host  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  Is slocked wit    all   brands of liquors and  cigars.  East Baker Sired,  Xelson,  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.  IIALONE   <&   TI_E������II,_.IJS _������5_0_������_-IE _'**&_*  NOTICE,  Mail to New Denver will leave Nelson  weekly on  Mondays. W. S. MURRAY, Contractor.  FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its details with office fittings.    Price, $100.  Apply Miner office.  ___________      ______ , /  !i__<i  1  i_r.V! -+  K'E'S*!^'_*���������_���������  ������^:vfe__-_??  t:        "'- "        ��������� j. * ' v ���������������������������/���������"   I i ������i   ���������       ���������l.L.'c. i" ��������� ������������������",������������������������������������ "���������'��������� _."��������� ' ���������HW^Tijfwi ii maw-mi'n-pi' ���������  . ������',.' ���������'."'A���������" 4 .��������� J'���������"'"ft-?. ;���������*'. ft*1->V "J    >iTv trI**^?-.?i:Vji.nJ. ��������� y.  ��������������������������� t." J ���������������������������-><* J  ��������� " ���������_!.������_���������<���������'*������f# i  P: SB  j tr^?i -  L ���������;'_���������  P������vU  If  s  I  ft. ���������  tea  i!  _j^.  *f  if  81  _<t  ������   ���������  .1  III  m  mr  lis  I  to  Pa  111:  Is?  If  liX"  If  I''"  I-  8  THE   MINEE: NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, FEBEUAEY 25,  1893.  iituated at the Head of Navigation on  'ow Lake, West  st Arm of  , B. 0., is  !*EQtn___C  To the EichestMines in WestKootenay^District,-situated on Rsb  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.  n  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.     LardeauXity is. not a  town  competing  with several ,other points in the same district. It is naturally the best point for sup:  plying 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  a  MELSOM AND KASLO,  CHANGE IN TflBE 31 AIL JKOEJTl  On and after the 15th of February Her  Majesty's mail, for Kaslo. Balfour, Pilot Bay  has been sent by way of Bonner's Ferry. Like  most official actions, the change has been made  just when it is not likely to be of much use and  when it may very likely cause serious inconvenience to citizens of the towns on the Lake.  From this merciful dispensation Nelson has fortunately bedi excepted until it can be discovered whether, via Banner's Ferry will be the  best  way  for our  receiving  the  mail.    A few  weeks ago  such   an  arrangement   would   have  been  decidedly   beneficial  to  the   lake   points.  The only thing likely to  result from   it  now is  the piling up of mail matter  at Bonner's Ferry  until the Kootenay River opens. There is bound  to be an interval of two or three weeks between  the time when the sleigh road  will become  impassable and before the river is open to   navigation.    Looking to past years it  will be the 20th  of March, at the earliest date,  before   the  Bonner's Ferry route is available.    For  how   nfany  days longer is the sleigh road to be relied upon ?  We have the assurance  of  authority  that   the  Lytton will be started on   the  Lower Columbia  on the 1st of March if  not   earlier.    The   train,  . we understand, will go from Nelson   to  Hobson  on Monday.    Whether the boat   will   be able to  make  the   trip  so early there  is   no means of  knowing.    But as, according to all experience,  the Columbia River remains stationary in height  or  even   falls  during  the  first   three   weeks in  March, and last year the  traffic  began  on   the  20th  of March, there  is  no  very  valid  reason  why   it should  not.    So  far  as  the   outlet  to  Kootenay Lake is concerned, it cannot be more  than a matter of days until the.__Nelson   arrives  at Nelson.    It is a very fortunate thing  for the  country that just when communication by way  of Bonner's Ferry becomes impossible, a through  route to all points will be opened  through  Nelson.    Whether it is so fortunate for the citizens  of Kaslo and other Lake  points  that  this  precise moment has been   chosen  for altering the  mail route is open to question. The inhabitants  of Nelson may congratulate themselves that  their mail, which is much larger than that of all  the Lake points put together, has been exempted  from this arrangement.  *aeyrag^<g3_ygr__3crea_____^ ^ _w*>r-.  _TS_"?r3__r____3__.__ __BTJ-,__r_?j_n-'^r'' _>__��������� i^_' ���������____. __i_fea_-*_m v. p  NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken   for  work  at all   points   in  West Kootenay.  A 'hJTU    IT.  Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  E_"  E_.fl  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its details with office nttings.    Price, $_00.  Apply Miner office.  THE  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE 'OV  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PRICESTO  SUIT THE TIMES  st on  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  AC  ���������_*���������  %_P'  AND   MINING.'.ENGINEER. '.-'/'  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating, plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, Vancouver, B. O.    Terms cash.  . B. O- ���������  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,  SHINGLES, LATHS, MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK/  TURNING-LATHE WORK.  -   ON   HAND   OR   MADE   TO  ORDER   -  TEE  LU������!  i    T_  __.  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Glass  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,000 feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard.  ������.  O.  BIJCMANAM.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  laXi-A-nsr   nL.:_______.__>r  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  UHE   FOR   SAM.  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  >1  V.  ��������� 'i j  W  ���������(���������}  !���������������������������  ������������������>_  * 'flr  t '.i  v5l  ijl  'A  I  11  URMJMLUIMU  LM������������MM������fll������������M������M THE  MINEE: NELSON.  B.  0,  SATUEDAY,  PEBETJAEY  25,  1893.  L_A._csr_D   XD_e___?_A__RT_M:___]_csrT.   nsr_Bi_.so-Csr.  his Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms.   Rebate' Given for Good Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOE PAKTXCTJLABS APPLY    -    -     F,   FLETCHER,  LAND  COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. 0.  JfEW'S ������IJ������������ETS.  WhiLj boring for water, petroleum was discovered at Hanover, Ontario.  San Fi'MHcisro received in January 115,360tons  of coal. Of this 47,537 tons came from , British  Columbia.  S. M. WhaHon, who has large interests in  the.Slocan country, has recently returned from  Texas, where he has been for (he la^t two  months. Mr. Wharton says t hat a. hn-ge number of his friends will visit tliis conn try in \he  early spring.  The Columbia River, from Revelstoke to the  Upper Arrow Lake, is covered with ice nearly  the entire distance. Communication is kept up  with the Lardo by traveling over- the ice, and  stopping a night at Hall's Landing.  The British Columbia members of the Dominion Parliament and Mr. George Alexander,  Calgary, interviewed Hon. Mr. Foster at Ottawa, last week to urge an increased duty on  lead. Mr. Alexander stated that if reasonable  protection were afforded the Golden smaller  would be immediately blown in.  A deputation, composed of employees of the  military and civil seryices,-- recently waited on  Lord Lansdowne, Viceroy of India, to complain  of the lo3ses*they had .sustained and are sustaining through ihe depreciation in si I yer ami f he  fail in the value of the rupee. Lord Lansdowne  said the Government was only waiting fur the  report of-'the Herschell Currency.' Commission  to take action. He added he was convinced  the Government could not a^k th->3<>in military  and civil services to tolerate indefinitely the distress arising from the condition of the currency.  . fMOTSGE.  QUEEN BESS MINERAL, CLAIM.  To all whom it may concern: Take notice that I, J. II.  Moran, free minor's certificate No. 42,748; intend, 60 days  from the date hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner  for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim, and further  take notice that adverse claims must be sent to the gold  commissioner and action commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  J. H. MOP.AN, New Denver.  Dated this 28th day of January, 1893. 137-8.  . ���������   NOT.GE.   ���������  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned  have deposited  with  the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa a  plan and description of the site of, the  wharf proposed to  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 fijed in the  office of the Registrar General of Titles at Victoria," .and  that the same persons have applied to the Govemor-in-  Council for annroval thereof, in accordance with the provisions of Ohapt< r 92, Sections 5 and b\ tie vised Statutes of  Canada. R. ,K BEALKY.  JOHIN HIKKOH.  HORACE W. BUCKE.  ���������Dated at Kaslo, this 12th day of January, 2893.  APPLIGATEQN   FOR  - LICENSE.  TIMBER  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  o:: the outlet of Kootenay Lake, directly opposite G. 0.  Buchanan's old millsite, commencing at a stake marked  W. W. W., N. E. No. 1, thence west along the water front  Umiles to stake marked W. W. W., No. 2, thence north _���������  mile to a slake marked No. 3, thence cast 1_- miles to stake  marked No. 4, thence h mile south to place of commencement. " W. W. WEST.  Dated at Nelson, November 30th, 1892.  171  a ���������  Jj  KE  L  V*  !*������s<olfic������  Store,   Nclso.t,   ES.  ���������.  U  AND GENTS' FUMISHDTG- G-0UDS.  ALSO,   FULL LINES OF  D    8*K  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  D Jill XL  y ' ' '  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  ���������A.r*������T.iL .<j������;..ie_'.'.Sfii>>, iS������������K>,00������    .    $3,O00,<M><>  (With power to increase.)  SS JKSS3KVK FllS E*.   ������320,������0������  l,10������,������MIO-  jSTEiuSonsr bbamoh.  BUAITCHES.  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  "Vancouver, B. C., Portland, Oregon,  . New Westminster, B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nan aim o, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS A1\TD 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 Yonc;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  fc>A v 1 Dfuti ijEiJAitTMi_iM r.  On imd after 14. January  next  the   rate . of interest on  dope-sits will no 3_- per cent, until further notice.  diiil UJii  NEGOTIATED.  Address,  Nelson  or  Kaslo- B. 0.  MLE_)^AYli0_rSA_-R  2 c; A TONS Baled Hay for Sale on Road or River Bank,  OKJ   Address M. H. BACON, Bonner's Ferry.       133-tf  _HX OF MONTRExui  CAPITAL <a_l pairi i:i������>, $13,000,000  REST,        .... <������,*00,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. MUMMONB, Vice-President  ���������E. S. CLOUSTON, .General Manager  Nelson Branch:   ST. "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.  BRAM^1  AVIIMGS   E  Rate of interest at present four per cent  si,  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45.  Office :    Stanley and VictomTStreets  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.:  Edward ADpIewaaite <������c Go.  __   JL  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C* '���������"���������  S  S  T~^ f~H\ ^T^  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 15th day of October, iS!.t\ until  the 1st day of June, 1893. '*     ''������������������'.  N. FITZSTUBBS;-;.  G:oJd Com missionqz.  Nolson B. C, November 15th, 181)2,        ' ./. Y.,.....'���������  W. M. MAGEINiMONrG. E,  (Ass. Mem. Inst, C.'E.)  Wktef Supply, litigation,  Water  Power*, /Bridges  "''.'Structural Work, Etc.  Ofiice over Bank of British Columbia. 133-tf  ������Mi_*i"S'������jf_*g  i!gby_������_i  M.B      VI l.-'^'.li  '"C  "iTr^T  TivT-V-^T^'  f^l v. i, i_ ,���������>  ^tTTVrw^.  i.:jki *������������������������;. j :,iff.������i ��������� r- ������������������������<'". is."  ���������^^;'  .-u  ~,������':"^."<^ i..-**.tAV.-.S '^-'.'.���������'-.:'.t7P~^ ir  ������������������ ;r  TT-T?"' r^T-  \\*'l"i1jr ''���������'' _���������r>l'."   T '���������*r'-ji ,-;���������-.���������". v'-milllMmHimmailujiimmJuitm������mtum.mmim I!  fas  159 ���������  PI  1$  p  P  10  THE   MINEE:  NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25,  1893.  ) i  -t������>Z  .9-  i   t  I  j !  ! !  J. I-  'I    i  i      >  1    !  ;     <  J    J  -*s~  re*-  I i  ; i  Dealers in Dry Qoods, 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 inspect Goods  and compare Prices.  J"OBI__N"   _A__   TT_X_RJ_>n_E:B,_   _MIGh_R.  i %  i i  u  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, E. C.  _L������CAL AND PERSONAL.  J. H. Bowes left Nelson on Thursday morning  for a vL-dt to the Coast.  J. Elliot will  probably  leave Nelson  for the  Coast on Monday for a six weeks' visit.  C. W. C. Taber, a rising young lawyer from  . the East, means to try his luck in Nelson  when  the flowers bloom in the spring.  E. C. Carpenter has gone up to Three Forks,  presumably to get his townsite in proper repairs  for being put on the market.  T. J. Davies returned to Kaslo on Tuesday.  It was his intention to cross the outlet by the  <k Hoover Canal," and travel on snowshoes along  the shore.  T. Madden received the following telegram  from Quebec this morning: "You are happy  father; beautiful daughter; wife and child well."  Hearty congratulations Torn from all hands.  According to t,he Kaslp-Slocan Examiner of  the 11th inst., which came to hand last mail  only, there are 30 men at work on the steamer  which is being built at Bonner's Ferry, and  which is to so far surpass in comfort and beauty  anything that has been seen on the lake up to  date.  The concert to be given by the Nelson Social  and Literary Club on Tuesday will take place in  the Odd Fellows' Hall, over Hume's dry goods  store. Judging from the rehearsals the audience"  will get good value for their two bits. A negro  song in costume will, it is expected, be one of  the great successes.  According to the mail contractor who, by the  bye, had a narrow escape of being drowned in  the outlet on Thursday, between here and Balfour, falling through the ice into Water which  reached his shoulders, Jim Buchanan succeeded  in smashing the ice to within nine miles of  Nelson, and then gave it up as a bad, cold,  thankless job.  O.  G.  Dennis  came down from   Kaslo this  week, and is not desperately anxious to  return,  at any rate until he can travel all the way  by  boat.    Mr. Dennis has,   for  the  past 10 or 12  years, lived in a stock-raising country, where if  they have to go to the woodshed to chop  kindl-  ling, they saddle a cayuse and do the journey on  .horseback, and is not accustomed to walking 15  miles or so over snow, the crust of which breaks  at every step and drops one down a foot or two  into the slush below.    In the present case Mr.  Giffin had to saddle Charlie and an  ambulance  horse   and   sally   forth   to Uhe   rescue.    As a  novelist would put it: "When O.   G.   was  once  again mounted on his trusty steed,  he felt the  wild, hot blood of his ancestnrs  surge through  his veins, and he knew that he was saved."  Born���������At Kaslo, the wife  of A. J. McMillan,  of a son.  _  Rice Morgan,   of the .Tacoma Smelter  Company, arrived in Kaslo this week.  Dave Bremner and Jack Watson started for  Kaslo on Wednesday.  J. K. Buchanan, commander of the Kaslo, is  in town.  Frank Fletcher has been appointed a notary  public for and in the West Kootenay electoral  district.  Dr. E. C, Kilburn of Seattle has decided to  put in two tunnels on rhe Northern Belle. R.  H. Kemp of Kaslo is looking after the business  and will see to the letting of the contract.  Ed. Atherton has been appointed postmaster  at Watson. We wish him joy of his job, but  so far as we can ascertain, after careful inquiry,  a postmaster's life is not a happy one.  It was decided oh Tuesday evening, at the  meeting of the Nelson Social and Literary Club,  that lynching is justifiable under certain circumstances.  "The Loan of a Lover" is the title of a vaud-  ville that the Nelson Roman Catholics mean to  perform. Rehearsals commence on Monday,  and in the course of a month or so it is expected  that the company will be in working order.  Alexander Stewart, the C. P. R. surveyor, arrived in Nelson on Thursday. His being/in the  country at this time of the year and so soon  after Mr. Abbott's utterances on the subject of  C. P. R. extension, is, to say the least, significant.  J. C. Hooker has returned from a prospecting  trip in the St. Mary's River district. As is to  be expected, he didn't see much, but what he  did see was sufficient to cause him to make up  his mind to make a visit to the country in the  spring, when the snow has gone.  The last issue of the Western World published  a picture purporting to be an '..illustration of a  Slocan mining camp, but which we happen to  know was used some years ago by an Eastern  publisher to enrich the pages of a dime novel  which he was issuing, entitled "Boy Bill the  'Bacca Biter, or Give us a chew or I'll scalp you."  The latest news with regard to the Nelson is  to the effect that she has Jim Buchanan's scow  at Kasslo, and has it made ready to run in  front of her on Sunday next, when she means  to start in and make a determined attempt to  reach Nelson. There should be no great difficulty in her doing so, and the betting is decidedly in favor of her success, 5 to 2 on her  reaching the Government wharf by midnight  Sunday being offered and taken.  < i  ET I  ON THE  Any Investment Made Now Will Be Trebled in Less  Than Six Months.   '%  ���������^$������������������  For the Many, Town Lots Are Always a Better Buy  Than Mineral Claims.  -*$���������  LET   J^i'V%f  The only possible point for Four Mile District,  one of the Richest in the Slocan Lake Countr^  SALE BY  JOHN HOUSTON & Q0.,  AGENTS, NELSON,  -IN" FOUE MILE OITY-  Are in Blocks 6 and 11.   All the  Lots in these two blocks have been  purchased by the undersigned, and  are now on sale at $75 for insides  and $100 for corners.  Terms: Half cash, balance in 4  and 8 months without interest.  D. LaBAU and 0. H. INK,  HOUSTON BLOCK, NELSON.  5;  )).  it  i '  {  ' /  1U  i i.  V  < *1  >r\  ;��������� 'H  t  u\  i  }  (  \  'i  _������.  IS  M. SlSJA.  m  ;? V. v T  I \: ���������/���������  V.A  ^m^eaas^mmsssKanamssmsmrastmsm  Bmasmnmmmwam  xju/snimmHitviminsmm  <MS1*_Hil������_A������l-UfL!llPJllH  ^_wi__u_M_B_iBMBifflMuw^  .-?< ft.  ."j


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