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The Miner Jan 14, 1893

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Array li  In  The Mines in.  Kooteuay are Among  the i&icltest in  America.  TIte Ores are  High-Grade in Gold,  Silver, Copper,  and ILcad."  NUMBEE 13 2.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,  SATUEDAY,   JANUAEY 11   1893.  $4 A YEAR  THE   RAILWAY   PIM&BJLEM   IN   WEST   KOOTEHAY.  1  \/  The District of West Kootenay is at present  that portion of British Columbia having the  greatest expectations and attracting an ever-  increasing attention from the outside world. It  is peculiarly situated as regards its internal and  external means of communication with other  portions of the Province, the sea board and the  great mining, financial and commercial centres  south of the boundary.  West .Kootenay District lies between 116������ and  119������ of west longitude and the 49J to a little beyond the 51������ of north latitude. Its length, taken  through its centre, will not fall short of 230  miles, having a width of only some ten miles  near* its northerly end, increasing to fully 90  opposite Slocan Lake and 75 at the international  boundary, covering an area of fully 8,000 square  miles. Two great water systems drain the territory���������the Columbia and its tributary the  Kootenay. Several lakes cover its surface.  Kootenay, the largest, is 100 miles in length and  has an area of 200 square, miles, and the other  lakes, rivers and streams will, represent fully  one-fourteenth of the entire area oi: the district,  which is covered with waterways.  The broken, serrated peaks of the Selkirk  range of mountains form the backbone  of the district, and the numerous streams fed by  the snow-clad peaks, and pouring their waters  down the rugged slopes attest its character as  a mountainous country. Nature, that had with  lavish hand dispensed the beauties of fertile  vale and swelling upland to the south and east,  seemed to have left this portion of the Province  to take its most unkindly favors. Picturesque,  indeed, in all that makes Alpine beauty, but  lacking all else.  It seemed as if this sterile waste, this array of  snow-covered,. cloud-piercing, knife-edged summits was formed for purposes foreign to the  use of man. How little can we judge and how  little do we know the laws governing the great  infinity of nature's workings. Here, inside the  rough exterior, lies stored the wealth eagerly  coveted and as eagerly sought by mankind ever  since the world began.  ��������� The extremist views of the possibilities of  West Kootenay's mining future may not indeed  be true, but enough has been proved in the past  year to fully rejoice the heart or any one wishing '..weli to the interests of the entire Province  of British Columbia. c- -  Attention was attracted to great gold and  silver ledges forming the -well known Toad  Mountain mines, and a rush of adventurers  seemed to;point to a continued output of mineral  wealth. Unaccustomed as our people are to  quartz mining, the delay due to inefficient means  aud the slow development always a necessity  with this class of work, prevented local capital  from making a determined venture and achieving a brilliant success. Indeed the history of  attempts at quartz mining had-been -hitherto  one series of disaster, beginning in. Cariboo in  1878 and cuiiuiirial ing on the Iileciliewaet in  1891. To trace the reasons for these failures  one has to read the history of the times. Ignorance and faulty management would cover two-  thirds of the ground; and, last, but not least,  the lack of am pie capital to insure success, and  in many cases, lack of courage to see the outcome. "Expenditures rauging from $200,000  down, costly machinery rusty and disused,  mark this epoch and tell their own tale. Mines  of proven richness lying idle attest the fact that  knowledge cannot be bought; it is the gift of  long training and experience in the most difficult study, the study of the rocks.  The wealthy men of the Province, the old-  timers, have accumulated their wealth generally after years of hard plodding work, they  are not the class of men to risk.their all in ventures of which they are ignorant, however  glowing the outlook   may  appear.    A  few,   in  deed,   did   venture,   bu)  finding  no   returns,  pocketed their losses and determined to  sin   no  more, in the way of quartz mining. Many, too,  have had to do altogether with the good old  placer days of '49 and '61, and will hear of nothing but the golden sand. And, generally, as ga  body, Canadians cannot be called very speculative, and few, very few, indeed, know anything  of mines or mining. We have, it is true, our  Nova Scotia gold fields, covering a very limited  area; our nickel, silver and tin mines, yet few  remain our property���������some held by English  capitalists, many more by Americans. All this  going to account for the seeming apathy of  Canadians generally and British Columbians in  particular, to the greatest showing in mineral*  prosnects ever beheld on the continent of  America.  It is a question, of no little difficulty, in a  broken and rugged country, to define accurately  the position, that the means of communication  should take, their exact terminus, and the most  advantageous points to be reached to directly  develope the trade and resources of the district  to be traversed. Happily in West Kootenay  nature has clearly and unmistakably marked  out the course to be followed: First, by the  navigable' waterways of Columbia River and  Kootenay Lake and River, and those streams,  like the Duncan and Lardo, which are in a  sense fit for transport by boat or canoe.  Until late in April of each year the   waters of  the Upper Columbia are not navigable, and the  connection with the Canadian  Pcicific  Railway  at Revelstoke is in consequence closed for nearly  five   months.    The   other   two   outlets   to  the  south, via Columbia to Northport and by Kootenay Lake and River to Bonner's Ferry, although  open for a longer period, still have the disadvantage of being subject to stoppage on the shortest  notice.    It is not at all  necessary  to   point out  the losses incurred by shippers and others from  such  indifferent   means   of   transport.    It   becomes a self evident fact that  raihvay communication, and that alone, will supply  the   needs  of West Kootenay and  develop  her  resources.  The Nelson & Fort  Sheppard  Railway, now in  course of construction, will prove a great  boon  as affording ready means of egress  and ingress.  But, although it will open up the rich   mines of  Toad Mountain, it  does  not reach  the  central  mining belt.    A feasible and  easy way can be  obtained via Slocan   River aud  Lake,   tapping  the entire field of Slocan.    It seems as if such a  line would have been constructed  by the C. P.  R., but that corporation  has  possibly  realized  the fact that the physical geography of the district   forces  communication  and   trade southward, and cannot be ^stopped.    To  keep up legislation  to  cramp resources and  deter capital  has now ceased to alarm, and cannot at all delay,   any  more than can a straw  dam the torrent of Niagara.    The projected lines, for which  charters are being applied for to the Local Legislature  this year, have apparently  the   object  in view of reaching the ore "centres.    An extension of the Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard  to  Kaslo,  and a line up the Kootenay, following the western shores of Kootenay Lake, with   branches to  the summits  of the  Lardo and  Duncan.    The  Canadian Pacific  is  also  applying  for permission to extend their connection southward, and  would seem   to   be  trying for as  much of the  mining trade as would naturally find  an outlet  to  the  north.    A   line   up   the   Slocan  River,  reaching to Denver, would control  many of the  rich   outputs   of   the   Slocan.    A line through  by Nakusp to the head of Slocan Lake would be  inoperative for many months  in  the  year, and  unless connected directly with the   main line of  the Canadian Pacific, could not be a successful  competitor  with   shorter roads  to  the south.  Other roads have been talked about." One from  Revelstoke, passing head of Upper Arrow Lake  and striking inland to Trout Lake would reach  the mining grounds on the  Lardo and its  summits.    There is  yet another,   the  extension of  the Canadian Pacific through Crow's Nest Pass,  the point of entrance to  West Kootenay as yet  unknown   or  but dimly conjectured.      All   or  nearly all these  railway projections  or extensions   are    the  result   of  the  great    and  vast  probabilities and growing   importance of   the  mining centres of British Columbia. Liberal,  progressive legislation is demanded to ensure a  full harvest from as fair a field for enterprise as  ever nature supplied or the creator bestowed on  a favored country���������West Kootenay.  it ETROSPiiCITI VE.  In our article in last week's issue on Nelson,  we omitted to mention among the newcomers  the firm of Richardson & Bealey, who do a real  estate and financial business in Nelson and  Kaslo. . -  Trail Creek.  The glories of Trail Creek have been eclipsed  by the Slocan this year; but the standard properties there have been continuously developed,  and there is a prospect of a railroad tapping the  camp ere long. There are those who claim that  Trail Creek will be the greatest producing camp  in British Columbia yet; nothing has occurred  this year UKdishearten that faith.  Slocan liiilce, New l&envcr and Nakusp.  The progress, or want of it, of this district  during the past year has been a mirror of the  incompetency of our Government to handle the  development of a new country. At Christmas  time, 1891, Slocan Lake held the promise of  great things. Nelson's citizens had made winter  connection between it and their own town;  men were passing in to New Denver (then  known as Eldorado) with every intention of  making a town of.it. Everything was propitious. As the spring opened the richest mines  were proved to be comparatively close to New  Denver. But the Government had stepped in,  and its conduct in relation to Slocan Lake may  be summed up in one sentence: It burked private enterprise and did nothing itself. We  sincerely hope that when the pioneers of this  country discover another new country, the  Government will leave them alone to make a  kirk or a mill of it themselves; they cannot do  worse, they may do a great deal better.  We have some things  to  say about Nakusp  and we may as well say them  here.    The issues  involved in  the  railroad  development  of this  country are too serious  to  make us  avoid the  the risk of offending a few  in  the interests of  the  many.    It  would  have   been better to-day  for Slocan Lake had it been separated from Nakusp by an impassable barrier, instead of being  connected by an easy route as it is. The Nakusp  pass has been made use of as a fair wind to fly a  real estate kite.    Here are some facts about the  Arrow Lake and Nakusp, which we have on the  authority of one of  the  oldest pioneers of this  country: First, the narrows betw7een the Arrow  Lakes   are  in  the  habit  of freezing up  solid;  second, the ice frequently extends  up  north of  the bay on which Nakusp  is situated.    It may  not freeze this year nor next year nor the year  after, but it is liable to do so any  year.    Therefore Nakusp  can  never  be  the  outlet for the  regular  output of a  mining  country without  railway connection,   and  this railway  connection   can   only  be  acquired  at   enormous cost,  and such a line  would   have to compete  with  cheaper and easier routes to the south. Another  important point is that a line  from  Revelstoke  to the Arrow Lakes  will  not  keep  navigation  open all winter, even to Nakusp, unless the arm  of the Arrow Lake is   bridged, because the drift  ice   on  the Upper Columbia  piles   up on  the  shallows at the head of the Upper Arrow  Lake  often to the height of 12 or 14 feet.    And the  arm of the Upper Arrow  Lake freezes solid so  that such a line would give but a very  doubtful  entry into the Lardo.    The  conclusion  of the  whole matter is that the future of  Slocan Lakf1  depends on the Slocan River  route; till that is  opened out there will be little or no progress to  report.    If the 0. P. R. is about to do  anything  with the other route at all, it must take  one of  two courses, either build clear down to Nakusp,  across to Slocan Lake and thence south  to  Slocan Crossing, or it must build through the Lardo  to Kootenay  Lake.    Both  these lines  will, no  doubt, eventually be built, but so much at least  may be said, Kootenay Lake  is  the  centre and  key to the whole situation. PI  hi &  1  KB  rrl  I* I  \i I  Itf'  i'l  'I J  THE   MINEE:  NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY, JANUAEY  14,  1893.  ���������I  a  w  Mi  m  ��������� <���������-&'  *3K  \m  km  wm  1  tsli  ������  I  ISM  ml  j  f-'SS  '���������111  :i  :  GOING AHEAD.  A Big Enterprise Tributary to Nelson Will Re Started  in tlie Spring���������$100,000 Will Re, Spent on Salmon  Kiver.  Mr. Reeder, representing Eastern capital, was  in Nelson this week on business connected  with  the lease of some placer ground on  the Salmon  River.    The absence of the, gold  commissioner  has made some delay in the matter,   hut  everything will soon be in   a shape  for  commencing  operations.    It is the intention of the capitalists  represented   by  Mr. Reeder to  woik  about  80  acres on a bar, and they are prepared for an expenditure of between $50,000 and $100,000 in developing the property.    Work will be begun on  a large scale probably   in   February  or  March.  The completion of the Nelson-& Fort  Sheppard  Railway will make the enterprise directly tributary to Nelson.  .C. ������S K. S. Hi. CO.  When the Lytton ceases running, the schedule  for the Nelson may be changed, but she will  run on schedule time next week.  The first pack-train will leave Northport with  the mail on Tuesday  next.    The  mail  between  Nelson and the Lake points is liable to give  some trouble. The Canadian and foreign mail  might be made up in separate bags and shipped  in to the Lake by way of Bonner's Feriy, but  the American mail is all sent to Nelson and has  to be sorted here. Consequently the route^be-  tween Nelson and the Lake must in some way  be kept open during the few7 weeks the outlet is  liable to be frozen over. Of course this route  ooiild easily be kept open, but the steamboat  company is afraid that with the closing, of the  Columbia River business may be so restricted as  to make it inadvisable to incur the expense involved.  E. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  iNSNG   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.  00LIM STEAM  NAVIGATION COMPANY. LIMITED.  Nelson, January 11th, 1893.  The steamer Lytton will make her last trip from the  mouth of Kootenay Biver to Northport on Monday,  the 16th instant.    Due notice wiil-.be given of the  resumption of navigation on the Columbia Eiver.  132-1  J. W- TROUP, Manager.  TAKE   SMOTIOE  That I, the undersigned, have received from Charles  Stewart the sum of ������2,500, being one-half of the purchase  price of a one-quarter (:[) interest in the mineral claim  Daisy. J. C. YUILL.  Nelson, Jan. 13th, 1803. 132-3  - MOTiOE. ~~  The close season for Char, salmon trout, and trout of all  kinds, is from October 15 to March 15.  MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Fishery Office.  Fort Steele, B. C, Dec. 20, 1892. 132-1  NOTICE.  Sec. 94 of the Indian Act, referring to the sale or gift of  any intoxicant to Indians, applies to all Indians, non-  treaty Indians, illegitimate half-breeds, and to all persons  of Indian blood (not necessarily of full blood) who live  with bands of Indians or who follow the Indian mode of  life. The penalty for this offence is a fine of $300.00 the  costs of prosecution, and imprisonment.  MICFIAEL PHILLIPS, Indian Agent.  Indian Agent's Office. Fort Steele, Dec. 20, 1892.      132-1  FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its details with office fittings.    Price, $100.  Apply Miner office.  MEE0HANT MILLERS, M00S0MBT, Assa.  il  a fNj.  Hungarian Patent,"  Strong Bakers,"  "Straight Bakers."  Dealers in all kinds of  Chopped Feed, Oats,  Bran, Shorts,  Chicken Feed, Etc.  ������������������"t m ���������wrHasssas  Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.    The finest quality.of OATMEAL and CORNMEAL can be  obtained in any sized sacks.    Quotations cheerfully furnished on" application.  SPEGSAL   ATTENTION   GSVE^   TO   THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   TRADE.  OZb'IFZEOIES =  Moosomin, N.W.T., and 25 Park Street, Ottawa, Ont.  M. MA0D0MLD, Agent for N.W.T. and Kootenay District, B.C.  NELSOM.  Hot  and   cold water;   electric bells; billiard and club,  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  Nelson   Music   Emporium.  TURfSSER   BRQS.^   ���������  Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines (Improved  Singer) Staple and Fancy. Stationery, Books, School  "Supplies, all kinds of Musical Merchandise.  Call    an������I    sec   .ns    in -.our   new ."stand, -'HOUSTON  BlOCK,   Ralier   'Street.-   -  "Prevention is better than cure."   Every business man  should have a copy of "The Customs Tariff."  *'Hunt-. & Dover,  JEWELERS   AND    WATCHMAKERS.  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, 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 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  TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.  Take Notice that I, Joseph Edward Boss, of the City of  Spokane, United States of America, (free miner's certificate No. 41612)being the lawful holder of the mineral claim  Young Dominion, recorded by H. Howson,  on the 10th  _���������-   ���������������-. .^.J.^w...  -DEALERS  IN  E  ������ssa^tBe,B  AND  Agents for Fort Garry Flour Mills  IIV������_A. 3STIT O IB.A.-  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. O.  NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts   taken   for  work  at all   points   in  West Kootenay.  J^.^,T.  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  EiIMIS   FOR   SAMS  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 4.7, Nelson.  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson a������������l. Revelstoke,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  day of June, 1892, in the recorder's office, New Denver, __,'.'  intend applying at the end of sixty days for a certificate of        Kira n Q   PiQ "n no*   a n r\    T)f\havi~XT   ClvCPQ n Q  improvements on the said claim for the purpose of ob-       JJVCMJLb   ������IcMj.Ub   (Mill   JJUiifcU bj    Vig<Mib������  improvements on the said claim for the purpose of ob  taining 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.  CROWM   GRANT   APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that M..S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessaiy papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the "Golden  King," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. PITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.       Gold commissioner.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 HosistoiB <& 2i!?v Rtnfaliiag, Joseph is&e Sti*cet.  APPLICATION   FOR   SPECIAL  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  on the outlet of Ivootenay 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  limiles 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 h mile south to place of commencement. W. W. WEST.  Dated at Nelson, November 30th, 1892. It  l(  h  h  |j.r  lif ���������  is  THE   MINER :  NELSON,   B.   0.,' SATURDAY, JANUABY 14,  1893.  ^  In  ������:  LES   FROIVS   KASLO  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and Great Silver Ledges of the  Lardo District. A Trail from this Townsite will bring the centre of the Lardo  Mines within 12 miles, thus saving carriage over 18 miles of Lake and Trail.  Beautifully Situated. Level Land.   The Only Point on Upper Kootenay Lake.  X     X     X      X      X      X  XXXXXX      XX  X      X      X      X    X     X  t������������������tr's=-.  any m  spring a.trail will be built from this point  ootenay Lake, Connecting Duncan  to the foot of the  this town.  ���������^  ������  For further information as to prices for lots, terms, etc.,  ^i  m 4  THE   MINEE:  NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY, JANUAKY M, 1893.  1 s  If    f   'K  8  j  ���������fe5  1  H  lite  ffi;     '  s  -it.lf-'  IS  & 't  11  III  Jf'R  $8 $'"  Ill  t* f  !  s  1  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 ������4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of, $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given ; if  weight is not given $1 will be charged: Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to #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 win be notified by mail this  month, and are requested to forward their subscriptions before the close of the year.  EDITORIAL    REMARKS.  An American expert on copper has  expressed  an opinion that "all the accessible copper mines  in the United States have  been  found."    What  nonsense! There are regions in  the  States  yet  that no man has ever teen,   and  that  no   man  will  see for .years  to  come.    In  the  Western  States, thousands of square miles have   been, as  yet, absolutely unexplored, and it is  safe  to assert: that in a very large portion of this unknown  land copper  will   be   discovered.   At present,  owing to the comparatively low price  of silver,  a copper proposition ranks  next in  value  to a  gold mine.    Silver mines, unless  the  ore is  exceedingly I'ich, as in   West   Kootenay, partake  rather of the nature of a white  elephant, being,  as they are, unwieldy, expensive  to keep going,  and   being somewhat   unmarketable.      While  there is nothing to point to any decided  rise in  the price of silver, a correspondent in  an   Eastern exchange asserts   that  the prospects  of a  considerable advance in the price of copper were  never greater than at  the  present  time.    This  may be fairly inferred from the fact that copper  is even   now  exported  from   America at even  higher figures than rule   in  that  country,   and  the tendency of the foreign market  is  still  upward.    One of the  most  important   factors  in  the consumption of copper is  the electric railroad business, which, should the  developments  expected during the  coming  year  materialize,  has a brilliant prospect before it, such as will be  unprecedented in the history of electric railroad  building.    We  have heard  nothing  further as  to the accuracy of the  report   which   went  the  rounds of the  press some  months ago,   to the  effect that the long lost art of tempering copper  had been rediscovered.    If it   be   true that it is  possible to harden this metal to  such an extent  as to enable it to be used, where  desirable, as a  substitute for steel, there can be but little doubt  that with all these inducements the   market for  copper will become better and   better,   and  this  market it will be the business of West Kootenay  to supply. In Montana, according to the Mining  and Scientific Press, the copper ore is combined  with sulphur, antimony  and arsenic, and it requires a long series  of smelting operations to  secure pure copper, so that 10 per cent ore there  is no more profitable than   than  four  per  cent,  ore at Lake Superior. The Montana mines have,  however, an  advantage  in  the  fact   that one-  third of an ounce of silver goes  with every per  cent, of copper   There can   be   no gainsaying  the fact that Montana is a great  mining State,  and yet  we  have, right   here, as  good   properties as any that are found in that State,   not so  highly developed, possibly, but none the worse  for that, seeing that by the time our mines have  become large producers their products will command a higher figure  in   the, market  than  has  ever been obtained from  any  mine across the  border.    And, again, if copper has  been  found  strong enough, even when found in  an   impure  and, so to speak, adulterated  state, to  build up  towns and cities of considerable  size such as  Butte,   Helena and Anaconda,   surely  we  are  safe in   predicting   that,   when   this  metal   is.  found, as it undoubtedly is in this district,   in a  comparatively   pure  condition,    being   accompanied, also, with a large  proportion of silver,  we shall in the near future see Nelson become a  town as large and of as great importance as any  of these which we. have mentioned.    It   is  only  a matter of time, and the length of that  time  depends on the slowness or rapidity with wbich  our mines become  producers,   which,   in  turn,  will be influenced by railway advancement.  The re-commencement of work on the Silver  King would help us forward rapidly to this end,  and news of this deal is consequently read with  the greatest interest. There never was a demand  yet for which there has not been provided a  supply.  From the outside world rumors reach us, from  time to time, that the deal has been completed.  Of course indications point that way, but we  must beg leave to doubt that anything suffi-  cientlv definite is known of the business to  justify the positiveness and exactness of the reports which have been spread in this district  during the past week. Coming from unauthentic sources, as they do, they are most certainly  unreliable.  Looking at the matter from a commonsense  point of view, it is certain that a vendor is more  sanguine of making a sale in less time than the  events, in nine cases out of ten, justify. And  it is not probable that men are going to plank  down one and a half or two millions of money  unless they can see, very clearly, some chance  of making interest on their, investment within  a reasonable time.    Work on the Silver King could not now be  easily commenced until well on in the spring;  in the meantime the intending purchasers hang  off in the hope of reducing the price of the  property by two or three hundred thousands,  and are certain, at any rate, that their money  shall not lie idle for two or three months. What  could be more natural ?  Complaints have reached us during the past  week, from several of our merchants, that the  steamer Nelson has no definite time at which  she moves from the C. P. R. wharf to the Government wharf, and that considerable inconvenience and delay have been caused by this  fact. This is a matter which might easily be  remedied, surely.       The transportation companies which do business in this country have been, of late, playing  a "one down, another come on" sort of game.  No sooner was the Bonner's Ferry route closed  than it was thought to be practicable to run  steamers on the Columbia, and now that the  latter route is to be closed the former is again  open. This see-sawing from one line of travel  to the other is satisfactory to a certain extent,  b'lt is liable to be somewhat embarassing to incoming travellers.  NELSON  Livery & Feed Stable,  LLIA  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  .Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF  WASHINGTON.  Capital $250,000  Surplus $ 30,000  FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS  OP MINERS AND MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  HOTEL  yiOTORIA   STREET,   NELSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &  REVSBECH, Proprietors.  T��������� LAKE-VIEW h������tel,  SLOCAN   CITY,  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,  LIQU0ES  and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  ZKCOTZEX.     KASLO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  ARCHIE   FLETCHER,  Proprietor and Manager.  J.  AND J.  TAYLOR  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  SELLABLE, PEBFECT, TH0B0-UGHLY TESTED  Every business man in a raining camp, where  banks,are scarce and money and valuable papers  are plenty, should have one of J. & J. Taylor's  safes.  ^*Doi),t wait till after a fire to purchase one. m  h  l'\  . t  if  h  fe  ll  ft  til  THE  MINEB:  NELSOff,  B.  0.,   SATURDAY,  JA3TUAEY  14   1893.  5  TOWN   OF  -<������>_  THE  1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  T  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.  The Only Flat Land, not Subject to Overflow, and the Only Harbor at  the North End of Kootenay Lake.  A Eailway Point; vide 0. P. E. Reports  The Head of Navigation at the North End of Kootenay Lake  The Terminus of the Government" Trail to the Mines  ������:  :������  Examine the Map of West Kootenay!,  Examine the Head of Kootenay Lake!  Examine the Townsite of Lardo! and  HE  ilB  FACTS  %������&-  :������  As over 150 lots have now been sold locally to business men  of district, apply early in order to avail yourselves of  present prices, viz,:  TERMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  The streets and these first 200 lots will be cleared free of cost; after which prices  will be advanced and further improvements made.  BETALX  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. 0. MANAGING AGENT.  w������rm^m������ra������inawiMY������Ji������^ijMiu^jii^u'._..,..,jrtiM,Ml; >. 'WWawixAnurtRjM'.a-bM:  ������CIi������,r������JH.*il*������j  trsK^iA JW**S-l*m**4M>**i-~iDaiXi������4* M <r<  sii&j-:^^<jri4M^>**ii^^'fftCi^/^^  " tLIW������.?"fc2������V,A|j'J<  U^-f^v iill^-^ff-^'^i-jj^^a^cs^a (.^*.ii...������^tf*rj������'iis^2s*&u^ttwr:s.^^  h *$  I-.' fea  Pi  K If  I'? P  THE, MIREB:  NELSOH,  B.  0.,   SATURDAY,  JANUABY  14   1893.  Pit  'Si  u  ��������� "BR  If  Hi  III  Sag  III  I 111  II  .pli  I  Hi'  111  tar���������  111  li  Ml  pi  lit  Ml ^  [ft  S3  if  .f  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOUS   MAKITFACTUKEKS    <>F   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. ��������� Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauiinj  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., VAITGOUVEE, B. 0.  d. -cartmel.  Agent West Kootenay.  J. W. 0AMPI0N, d  Secretary-Treasurer.  W-  MACFARLAFt  ���������ftfi-rxr&i^s^;  Man ager  IWIftEB. THE HAJtlMEtt.  Messrs. Carney & Barrett's goods, seized  under an execution, were on Thursday put up  for auction by the sheriff. The sale went merrily and realized the amount required with ease.  There, were lots of bargains, but on the whole  pretty fair prices were realiztd. The sale was  not without its humors and at one time, when  the sheriff said that what he held in his hand  would surprise the audience, the question arose  whether it did surprise the audience or not, and  this caused some amusement.  PRESBYTERIAN CIICRCJBI ASKPAL MEETffNG.  On Thursday night the annual business meeting of the Presbyterian church was held in the  church, and was largely attended. Various reports were read and approved, which showed  everything connected with the congregation to  be in a flourishing condition. The treasurer was  able to announce a small surplus. Messrs. McLeod and Gillies were elected to till the place of  the retiring managers.  Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PEICESTO  SUIT THE TXUVlIES  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGINEEE AND ARCHITECT,  Victoria St., Next, Jfcoor to Motel Pltair, Nelson, U. ii.  o.  "w.   ibttsik:,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL ~!~ LAND -^SURVEYOR,  BALFOUE,   B.   C.  Telephone Connection.  NOTICE.  date  Notice is hereby given that GO days - from the  hereof, I intend to apply for a crown grant to the "Try  Me" mineral claim,situated on Toad Mountain; This  application will be made under clause 35, "Mineral Act,  1891." Copies of the field notes and plat can be seen at.  the office of the Government Agent, Nelson. .  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 2Gth, 1892.       . HA ROLD SELOUS.  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 coinpanjr with power to construct,  equip, maintain and operate a railway from a point near  the international boundary line, at or near Bediington, in  the ProA'incc of British Columbia, thence following up  the Kootenay River to Kootenay Lake, thence alotig 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 HETHER1NGTON BOWES,  Solicitor for Applicants.  Dated at Nelson, the 16th day of December' 1892.  SHAFER   GOLD   AMD   SBLVER   SVISNSNG  COMPANY;  (Foreign.)  Registered    the   16th   Day   of   December,   1892.  CERTIFICATE  OF REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered the  "Shafer Gold and Silver Mining Company," (foreign)  under the Companies Act, Part IV, Regisfration of Foreign  Companies, and the Companies Act Amendment Act,  1889.  The objects for which the company is established are:  To carry on the business of mining for gold, silver, copper,  lead, z nc and other minerals, in the State of Washington,  in the Province of Britisn Columbia, and at other places  in the United States and in British North Americn, 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 off\   ��������� C. J. LEGGATT.  -< Joint Stock Companies >���������      Registrar Joint Stock Co'ys.  V     British Celumbia.     )  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The Miner office  NOTICE.  Slogan 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. 1C. Green,-free  miner No. 40277; S. J. Silverman, free miner No. 42490; intend, sixty clays from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of i mprovements for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be sent  to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before  the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  , N,. E. LTNSLEY, Agent for the Above.  Dated this 30th day of October, A. D. 1892.  ��������� /;fi: NOTICE..'"���������' ��������� ���������'���������  The Columbia St Kootenay Railway and' Navigation  Company will apply to the Parliament of Canada at its  next session for aiv, Act authorizing it to construct and  operate a railway b'otw'e'en"a point on its. present line and  Revelstoke, together with such branch or branches, not  exceeding in any case thirty miles in length, as maybe  hereafter authorized by His Excellency the Governor in  Council, and for other purposes. J. D. TOWNLEY,  Vancouver, November 24th, 1892. 'Secretary.  Notice is hereby given that Harold Selous, as agent for  G. H. Col well, B. Thp.ina'.s, J."A. Turner and F. M. McLeod,  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the  " Hidden Treasure,', situated on Toad Mountain, West  Kootenay District. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from the date of this  notice. v -, N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B,,C., Dec. 3, 1892.   . Gold Commissioner.  ��������� Notice is hereby given that James Fox, as agent for A. H.  Kelly, E.S. Topping and A. M. Esler, has filed the neces-  sary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favorof the mineral 'claim known as the "Ollie," situated  on Toad Mountain, West Kootenay District. Adverse  claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60  days from date of thisnotice.  ���������������������������-.,.'.;���������:/������������������'���������������������������/': N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson,, B.C., Dec. 3rd, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby ;given that Henry Anderson, as agent  . for. Johu-N. Squire, has filed-the necessary -papers, "and  , made application for a crown grant in favorof the mineral  claim known as the Tiger, situate in the Ainsworth mining, division-of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if  any,", will forward their ������������������'objections within GO days from  date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  . . T"    '..'.".'V Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. O;, 7th October, 1892. v  Notice is hereby given that Harold Selous,. as agent for  W. R. Will and R. G-.Tatlow, has filed the necessary  papers and macle.application for a crown graht in favor of  the mineral claim known as the "Ivanhoc," situated on  Toad Mountain. West Kootenay ���������District.  Adverse claimants will forward their objections within  60 days from the date of this publication.  .  . ' N. FITZSTUBBS,  ;Nelson, B. C.v Nov. 26th,-1892. Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Harold Selous has tiled the  necessary papers arid made application for crown grants  in favor of the mineral claims -known as " Yankee Girl;  and "Annie," situated on Toad Mountain on the divide  bcjl���������ween the east and west forks of Give Out Creek, West  KciotenayDistrict.   -. <, ;���������..,-',  Adversei claimants, will forward their objections within  60 dajrs from date of this publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 28th, 1892. Gold Commissioner.'<*  Notice is ;.hereby given that E. D. Ainsworth, for himself and as agent for-E.E. Brockhausen and D. C. Joslyn,  has filed the necessary papers and. made application for a  crown grant in favor of the'mineral, claim known as the  "Copper King," situated on Toad Mountain, West Kootenay Dislrict. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within 60 days from the date of this notice.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C��������� Dec. 5tb, 189:  Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given f hat M.S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary -papers .arid made application for a crown  grant in-favor of the mineral claim known as the " Golden  Wreath," situate in" the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district.     Adverse claimants, if any "���������-���������  ward their -objections- within 60 days from dap ������������������ ���������  cation.'    "L        : "- N.  FITZSTT  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1392.       Gold commissioner.  ..." . ",'������������������  GROWi5?'GRANTTAPPLIOATgOI^r-  To All-Whom'-it:May Concern:  Be it known that we, James' Richey, (free miner's certificate 41,883) Matthew Guthrie, (free miner's certificate  42,(577) Jn'Oi Fitzgerald;,'(free miner's certificate 41,738) and  John King, (free miner's certificate 40,954) being the lawful holders of the mineral claim Okanagan, recorded by  Matthew Guthrie aforesaid, on the 2nd day of June, 1892.  in the officcof A. Sproat, mining recorder, Slocan, intend  appplying for a crown grant of the same by purchase, as  provided in section 35 of the Mineral act, 1891,'as amended  in 1892. J AS. RICHEY,  M. GUTHRIE,  JNO.    FITZGERALD,  September oth, 1892. JNCX KINGL   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'boinpany for the ])urpose 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 Minos or, more particularly,  to Red Mountain, ��������� with power to build, maintain and  operate-branch lines from any point or points on the main  lines or branch lines to any adjacent mine or mines, and  with power to build wharves and docks, and erect and  maintain telegraph and telephone lines and all necessarv  works. i BOD WELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated this 14th day of December, 1892.  m  ���������i m    rr-r i I lie  _Jj._*_.  __������   uVl  V^-l  .",*-*���������   .'/r^,'  'j*  i'  ���������^1 r- MMMnMH1 Mill ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������    M U ���������    ������������������*���������   MVTM-I ������������������������������ Bf ���������l'WI������"l ^ "RlfW   T     ��������� M  ./'���������  " * rJ A  ���������*.  " '"������ v*.'l'    .*' '������ .r\   '*  ���������"JTT  1. ''>.* It  Iff  ���������  ty  THE MINEB: NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  JANUAEX 14   1893.  7  JL X  II  THE]   TO'V^/'lsrSITE!   OIE1 THE  The Terminus of the  agon Road.   Post Office Centre  JOHN L. RE  MINING MEWS OF VISE WOKLD.  The Spokane & Great Northern Mining Company has increased its capital stock to $5,000,000  upon a vote of its shareholders, held in the company's office on January 6th. This company has  established an office in Victoria, and is exhibiting fine specimens of the ores from the various  claims of that company in the Okanagon country. The ores range from free milling dry gold  and silver to the ordinary argentiferous galena,  aud assay from $100 to $300 per ton. There are  some excellent prospects in that section.  The Mining Review, of Spokane, will publish  a full description of the Kaslo-Slocan country,  with a map showing all the principal locations,  as soon as a correct map is made of that country.  In the Idaho world's fair exhibit will be a rare  element. Zirconium taken from the placer fields  in the Neal district. Zirconium is valued at $65  per ounce.  The new gold camp, 16 miles northwest from  Central City, Colorado, is being rapidly developed. The veins are, with few exceptions,  wide, and the ore will average throughout the  camp $75 in gold.  In Governor Pattison's address to the Pennsylvania Legislature^ he refers to the spirit of  insurrection at Homestead. It cost the state  $430,000 to put down the Homestead insurrection. The governor says the sheriff did not try  to put it down, and that Alleghany county  ought to stand the cost.  A $6,000 gold brick was deposited in the  Baker City, Oregon, bank, the result of a  three-weeks run on ore taken from the Baisley  Elkhorn property. During the same period five  tons of concentrates, valued at $50 per ton, were  taken from the property also.  Up near the head-waters of  Idaho ������*������������������ tributary of the Snake,  ,:*>,������ averaged $850 for two  ���������-Turner'when snow water  lized. Itie new fields are 50 miles away from  any settlement, and for that reason have not  attracted many miners. A physician named  Sawyer, who heard stories of the richness of  the ground in that section, went up there last  summer. He put in several months prospecting  the gravel and satisfied himself as to the value  of the deposits and the availibility of the water-  supply for working the ground. Dr. Sawyer  found that the pay dirt averaged from two to  25 cents to the pan. Nuggets worth $25 apiece  were frequently washed out. The investigator  will probably organize a company to work the  placers on a larger scale than the original locators. A large stream, emptying into the Snake,  affords plenty of water, and a fall of 1,000 feet  can be had for hydraulics. There is a ten-mile  ditch and 2,000 inches of water.  There is serious trouble in Grouse Mountain  over mining properties. This district is about  35 miles east of Bonner's Ferry, and lies back  from the town of Troy. A party was made up  at Troy which went out to the mines on the  31st and shortly after midnight re-located a  number of the principal claims.  the Bruneau,  a number of  months' work  could  be  uti-  THE  East BaMer Street; Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALWSE  ���������&   TRECSIIiMJS....*   ..PROPRIETORS  a  (Notary Public.)  Mining and Real Estate  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REMNER & WATSON,  AINSWORTH, R. C.  t  PACK AND SADDLE HORSES  ontracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL TEAMBNG  WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Telephone 96.  G. W. RICHARBSON  Nelson, B. ���������.  R. J. BEAE.EY  &a������io, B. ���������.  RICHARDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Financial Agents,  ,000   TO   LOAM  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  J. A. KIRK  J. F. RITCHIE  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No.  1,  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   NELSON, B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office  over  Bank   of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf.  KELSON, It. C.  PROPRIETOR.  .  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWABDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W.  A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus_pbtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROO  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE TABLE  is  acknowledged   the best  in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  t:  BAR JUST ADDED.  l'  Is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  $#  &  m  I  if.Sf  t\ e.  ify-f  ���������WMCWWMfllBMMUBllMiHfaiHii  ..���������"MMWMiMTOmaBB���������^  -J HO  tV.:  ^������^^ 5 tt  ;������������������  t)  s f  u  I I  -' 1 !&  ft  I  ���������$[  1$  fe  JvPp  %'���������������  III1".  fP  " "f  IP  IP  r  8  THE.MINEE: NELSON,  B.   C,   SATtJEDAt,  JANUAEY 14   1893.  Situated at the Head of Navigation on the Northeast Arm of the  Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay, B. G., is  To the Eichest Minesm.West Kootenay District, situated on Fish Creek, Forth  \ 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: shippingpoint for ore from these Rich MiningTields.  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 oPhotel 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  a  ELSON AMD KASLO.  ���������NEXSOtf SOC5A&'ANI>. JLITERAKY CLmu  A most successful  meeting  of the  club was  held   on    Tuesday   night,   readings  and music  taking-up the time  devotee^; td>ienter?fainment.  It was agreed that the staff of officer bearers  was too small and Messrs. F, Iryi.nje and J. H.  Bowes were elected vice-presidehts, who, with  the other office-bearers, should form a permanent committee of the cliib.:, ��������� ���������  Next week's programme is as follows: 1,  music; 2,'music; 3, paper, "The Crown and the  People, or Constitutional Monarchy the best  form of Government;" 4, discussion; 5, music;  6, music. Several of. Nelson's best known  songsters have, we understand, agreed to be  present.  At a meeting c������f the executive committee held  on Thursday night it was decided to postpone  Tuesday's meeting to Thursday, the 19th, to  avoid conflicting with the firemen's ball.  ODLE DOG  &r-  TIME   0AED-GOMMEU0ING DEOEMBEE   19.  Oolumbia&Kootenay S.E". CO.Ltd.  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  IEALS AT ALL HOURS,  DAY OR MIGHT  BIG BEAL IN THE '.LARDO.  The big group of claims discovered last summer by Mr. Haskins, and in which Messrs. Abbott, Marpole and other C. P. R. officials have a  three-fourths interest, has been bonded for a  large sum to an English syndicate. The deal  has been pending for some time and was this  week consummated in Vancouver, and the first  payment on the bond made.  MES. W.-O. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  THE  KOOTENAY   LAKE   ROUTE  STEAMER JSTELSOH  't -n . -VT-��������� ,T-r,-r ������~^     f MONDAYS......... .at 11 A. M.  LEAVES NELSON -{Wednesdays ...at. 6 a. m.  ...       tSATUHDAYS...... .at   6 A. M.  .....at   2 P. M.  .at 10 A. M.  f SUNDAYS..  LEAVES KASLO   (Tuesdays  tWEDNESDAYS....at   2 P. M.  COLUMBIA   RIVER   ROUTE  STIE^IIVlIJSie.   OOLTJMBIA  ; Leaves Mouth.of    /Mondays...,...,at io:30 a. m.  . Kootenay \thursd a ys .... at 10:30 a. m.  _      ���������   ���������    _ f TUESDAYS...... at   6:30 A. M.  Leaves Northport   {  r lFRIDAYS......,.at   6:30 A. M.  W -:- EXCHANGE  KASLO, B. C.  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,    ,  SHINGLES, LATHS, MOULDINGS/  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  TURNING-LATHE WORK  -   ON   HAND   OR   JVIADE   TO ORDER   ���������  SSJBJECT TO CHANGE WITIIOIJT FIIKTISESfi NOTICE.  . Nelson, December 19tb, 1892.  J.   W.   TROUP,  Manager.  tfB  ft.*  Address,   Kelson  or Kaslo, B, 0.  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,000 feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard..  ������. ������.  BBJCMANAN. "  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  ���������* BLUE BIDGE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  Pirst  Class  Accommodations for .Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Oigars.  PRICES  MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  w  L'-i  t in.. 1  m THE   MINER:  NELSON,   B.   C,  SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 1893.  This Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms.   Rebate Given for G-ood Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOR PARTICULARS APPLY    -    -    F.   FLETCHER,  LAND  COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B.  INTO THE S&4KIAK IN MIDWINTER.  Mr. Chadboura ffielaftes Ills Experience in Faying a  .   Visit   to   the  Great  Western���������Great Things  Are  Being Iftone.  "I left Nelson on the 4th of January for Kaslo  with the intention of paying a visit to the Great  Western mine,    On the 5th two stages, with 16  passengers, left  Kaslo for Bear Lake.    It was  thawing at the time, and I was afraid I would  not be able to make the  mine from   Bear Lake  City, but found I could do so easily on  the trail  cut to the Washington   by  G.   W.   Hughes for  the purpose of taking out ore.    The  road from  Kaslo to Bear Lake   City   makes   a first-class  sleigh road.    G. W.   Hughes is  entitled  to all  the credit for the fact that the  mines are  shipping ore out and getting"supplies in this winter.  He is a man who does not say  much, but he has  done a whole lot.    He is  taking supplies from  Kaslo  for 2������ cents a pound, and to mines, from  which he is shipping ore,   for  nothing.    When  he started in, the wagon road  was  about three  miles below Bear Lake, and there was no probability of its being put through; he  cut  out the  timber    along    the    line    of    the    road    and  ran his sleigh road through  on   the  snow.    On  Monday, the 9th of January, the first four-horse  team went through.    I happened to be standing t  with Mr. Hughes at the time, and he pointed it  out to me as  the  first.    Mr.   Hughes has   now  got everything down  to  a fine  point,   corrals,  stables, stores and relays all arranged  to  expedite  transit.    His   sleigh   road   to  Carpenter's  Forks, from Bear Lake City, connects with the  sleigh ioad to Cody Creek, built by Jim   Ward-  ner, and since Mr. Hughes bought Jiui Wardner  out he has his system for the  transportation of  ore complete. There are branch trails now completed to the Idaho,  Young Dominion,   Washington and Freddie Lee, and  he has  big  con-,  tracts for shipping ore  from   these  mines.    G.  W. Hughes has kept the country  open,   and to  do so he had to go right ahead and   build  trails  himself.    From his camp at Bear  Lake City he  can haul 50 sacks of ore a trip on one  of his big  sleighs to Kaslo.    The trail  to the Washington  was built in a week.    It is  in  first  class  condition.    I walked up from Bear  Lake City within  two hours."  We asked Mr. Chadbourn how ihe snow slides  were going to affect things in the Slocan :  "Between the Half Way House and Watson  there is one bad place for slides. When the  weather breaks in the spring it is going to slide  there and always will. If the recent thaw had  continued there would have been lots of big  slid"s in the Slocan. Only one took place, that  on the Freddie Lee. A small slide came down  at Bear Lake City. At Watson there is no  chance for a slide so far as I can see.  "I arrived at the Great Western on the 6th.  The tunnel is now in 220 feet, with a depth of  about 125 feet. At a point about 150 feet in, a.  barren place on the lode was struck and about  30 feet run without any amount of ore to  speak of. On the 1st of January they ran into  a nice body of ore, solid galena about a foot  wide and quartz and galena mixed about another  foot, making a two-foot vein. From the danger of a slide in the spring carrying away part  of the dump, all the ore possible has been left  in the tunnel. The side hill where the boarding  house and storehouse are, is protected from  slides by a heavy growth of timber, and any  slide which might carry away the  dump would  be a small one. I left orders with Mr. Burns,  the foreman, if there was any likelihood0 of  slides endangering the lives of the men at work,  to lock up and quit work at once. I am more  than satisfied with the appearance of the mine,  especially with the new strike. The Great  Western is proved to be a mine: a continuous  vein has been shown up for over 200 feet and  the ore is high grade. One block of. solid galena  was taken out wh<m I was there weighng over  250 pounds. There are about 50 tons of oreonthe  dump and 100 tons left stripped in the tunnel.  Very little has hitherto been said about the  Great Western, but next summer we mean to  show people what we can do. I am about to  send in three-months' more supplies, asthey can  be got in so easily and cheaply now. It was  the easiest trip I ever made into the Slocan, not  half so much hardship involved as in the summer time.  Postttfilce Store, Nelson,  IS. ���������.  AND GENTS' FURNISHING- GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  PATENT-MEDICINE  "*''."-���������'     Toilet Articles and Stationery.  RITI  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,00������   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  RESEBtVBi; FUND,  ������320,000  1,100,000  nelson- zBie^-isroiec.  BEANCHES:  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewW(.stminster,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND C0RKESP0NDENTS:  CAN ADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New YorK;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT.  On-end after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits will be 3������ per cent, until further notice.  ML  CAPITAL (all paid up>, $12,000,000  REST,       .... 0,000,000    ���������  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,  .Vice-President  ELS. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Uelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  A.  H.  HOLDICH  &  CO.  (Of Swansea and Wigan.)  Analytical Chemists and Assayers,  REVELSTOKE.  -* Mr. P.  C.  STOESS, Nelson, will receive samples from  Kootenay Lake District.  E. C. ARTHUR  S  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  v  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims   Handled  on Commission.  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  All Placer Mining Claims in this District, legally held,  may be laid over from the loth day of October, 1892, until  the 1st day of June, 1893.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nolson B. C, November 15th, 1892.  -/  ���������fc..  ������!'  ''*!*���������.*'.  -rr..  j^sj^v/^ 11  R" t\ ft  ^- ,?! '������  ft  f\ |fe  F- Pi'������  It M k  re's '������  p a  ft*  P-i g  I'wm  IS K ?SS  SB -  II s|  lai&'  m  m  10  Flifcj  m"  IP  1^!  ttif  m  lb  II ~  &������������������$ ,-  P  m  ill  59a ���������'  m  It'  1;'  10  THE   JMOTEB :  NELSON,   3.   0.,   SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, .1893.  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 nublicwill find,it to their advantage to call and insnecf Goods  and compare Prices.  J"  Telephone 27.  isr ^_ tttzrzcst:  7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON, B. C.  IiOCAL'AND PERSONAL.  J. O. Blaady returned from the Coast on  Monday. .......  C. V. Dake left. Nelson on Monday for a short  visit to San Francisco  Jim Gilker claims that the Kaslo Examiner  owes him a chromo, and says he would be glad  to get it.  ��������� G. Gr. McKay, who owned a considerable amount of real estate in Nelson and vicinity, , recently died in Vancouver.  <  Mr. Jackson, of   the  Spokane  Review,  came  through from Spokane on Monday and went on  to Kaslo by Wednesday s boat.  On Monday the Lytton will make her last  trip down to NTorrhporfc this season, where she  will be laid up for the winter.  A public meeting is to be held in in the Phair  Hotel this evening at 7:30. Everybody is asked  to show up.  The barbering business in Nelson seems to be  assuming gigantic ..proportion's. Jack Matthe-  son has been recently heard inquiring the price  of mowing machines;  Messrs. Hume, Keeier and Stuckey are away  for a huuting: trip in the neighborhood of the  ���������'.-.Queen ������������������ Victoria mLie. ���������_ Any of the boys who  ca.e to go and see them will ��������� be made heartily  welcome, and it will be unnecessary for them to  take aiong. any provisions other   than   whiskey.  John M. Burke went down to Spokane early  this week, intending to return bv Tuesday's  boat. Mr. Burke will be badly fooled if he  lands in Northport on Monday evening, only to  find that the Lytton intends to stay mere  longer, perhaps, than he would feel inclined to  to wait.  The steamer Ainsworth has been sold to John  Patterson, Auguste Menanteau and John Gamp-  bell. rJ������hey'wiil run the boat themselves, with  the help of a few deckhands and |'ought, consequently, to make a good thing of it. The price  paid is supposed to have been $3,000. As the  machinery originally cost more than this, the  present owners consider that they got the boat  at a bargain.  There seems to be quite a rush to the diamond  fields iu Idaho. While it may be true enough  that diamonds have been found   there,   it 'looks  ���������somewhat fishy when the experts, who have  visited the locality, talk of diamond ledges. We  , doubt if we could distinguish between a diamond  in the rough and a new potatoe, but we certainly   have never   heard   of   diamonds   being  found in ledges.  O. Gr* Dennis paid a flying visit to Nelson early  this week.  George W.   Hughes,   of Kaslo,   was  in town  yesterday.  G-. W. Richardson  and John   Elliott   left   for  Kaslo this morning.   - ,  W. F. Teetzel has had his drug store fixed up  in good shape.  F. G. Christie and A. IL Buchanan made a  flying visit to Northport on Monday.  J. Tolson tore himself away from the festivities of Spokane on Monday last.  Two hundred more men came up to North-  port ro work on the N. &. F. S. R. on Monday  last.      <- J ���������  The Lytton will make a special trip down to  Northport to-day for freight, returning on  Sunday.  Messrs. Harper & King have published a map  showing most of the important claims in the  Slocan. The map..'will doubtless be useful in  showing the lay of thefecountry.  Mr.VanGasken, of Brandenberg&VanGasken  was in Nelson yesterday. He came in from  Bonner's Ferry by the sleigh road and returns  by the same route.  Charley Hillyer has completed his contract  on the Episcopalian church at Balfour and re-  turned to Nelson vvhere he will remain during  the winter.  M. S. D.ivys went down to Wan ita by Thursday's boat, returning last evening. Owing to  the fact that he only arrived at his destination  at 5 p. m. and left at 5 a. m. the following morning, it was impossible for him to see much of  the new camp. Everybody there, however,  seems to be in good spirits and anticipates a  good time in the spring, both on the Pend  d'Oreille and the Salmon River.  A snowslide occurred on the Freddie Lee on  Monday last which resulted in the death of two  men who were sacking ore. They were at the  time close to the cabin on the claim, and would  have saved their lives had they been able to  make it before the slide struck them. Bill  Springer and the cook were indoors at the time,  and it is owiug to this fact that they are to-day  in the land of the living. This is not the only  snowslide that has occurred in the neighborhood, and we understand that there is some  difficulty in getting men to stay on the hills  during the soft weather. It is to be hoped that  this state of things wiil have no great effect on  the amount of ore that is to be taken out dining the winter; if it does, the packers who have  contracts for carrying ore to Kaslo, may lind  themselves in a rather deep hole.  nnAth^Tf-Sh0tby  the Lytton's  sportsman  on the last trip up.  F. W. Jarvis reports that Bear Lake and Wat-  sqti are as live as any towns in the district,  Hugh Mann   has  at length   received his  ore  sacks and started for New Denver this mornings  The snow road from Bonner's Ferry to Koote-  h.L^Yi L8-n,OW opftn for tramc'    Tne ���������ad has  been held back on account of the soft  weather.  The contract for bridging the Pend d'Oreille  River has been let to C; T. Porter, of Spokane.  It is expected that work will be commenced  within a fortnight.  The time card of the C. & K. S. N. Company  has by inadvertence been printed in full this  week- The schedule referring to the Columbia  111 ver route should have been omitted.  J. F Bruce Rogers, M. D., brother of the  Presbyterian missionary here, is en route to  Kaslo,; to begin the practice of medicine there.  Dr. Rogers was graduated by the Trinity University, Toronto, in 1891. He then, took a post-'  graduate^course in the New York hospitalsfand  on hia return passed the examination of the  Ontario Medical Council. Lie comes west at the  request of his brother.  C. E. Perry, ��������� M  Mem. Inst. ���������C.E., P.L.S.  S. Davys:  M.E.  J. H. Gray,  C.E., P.L.S.  PEBEY,������M  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  o     NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCING.  +QrlF4ptr&':   ^J00111"/' Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson.      iimienL  T  1  > a  Address,  Nelson  or Kaslo, JB. C.  *i-,"-=i.''.TW.';*-J'1v-',--t  wwgHjjt������w^j4^kt.^^!^AAMk'attja^yfcJ^^  WMMaiiwuK vmwirtamaMJi wmuw


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