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 Only Paper  Printed in the  Kootenay Lake 9Iin>  ing IMstricts.  J  For Rates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fonrtn fl*age.  ,(?_?���������*   -  NUMBEE 81.  NELSON;  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,  SATUEDAY,  JANUAEY  9,   1892.  A YEAE.  I IS     _  nelson uiiariNtt'/ mvisio'N.  \a    ^  ,!%   J _.!?"'       '  A BRIEF   SUMMARY OF WHAT   WAS   DONE   DURING THE   YEAR 1891.  While the hopes of the people who live in the  Nelson division of West Kootenay district were  not realized during the year as regards mine development, theyishould be fairly well satisfied  with the gene raises ults obtained. While a  large number oilmen were not employed for  wages, full y 200 m en d id mo re or 1 ess work t hat  went to show that the mineral deposits and ledges  of thecclivision go down. While large shipments  of ore were not made, the work done proved  that the ore is in sight. WThile the Silver King  Was not sold, as many hoped it would be, its  owners expended more money in development  work than any other mine management in the  province (excepting, of course, the coal companies on Vancouver Island). While direct  railway connection was not made so as to give  the lake country uninterrupted communication  with the outside, trains were run over the entire  length of the Columbia & Kootenay railway, a  branch of the Canadian Pacific.    While no new  machinery (except one vanner) was brought in,  none that- wasN already in was allowed to rust.  While no  one got rich, no one who  attended  strictly. to business went  broke.    The readjust-  inent of the mining laws worked no hardship,  Other than- compelling mine owners to pay $6  for recording assessment work where $2.50 only  should be paid.    The money sjetLap'art_fgr^ublic-  works   in   the  division   wras  economically and  judiciously   expended./   The   group   of   mines  locally known as the. "Hall mines" must still be  accorded the palm of being the greatest in the  Kootenay Lake country.    The work done during  the year on one of the group (the Silver King)*"  proved that tlie ore body is not only contirfiions  but that it goes down.    The -main tunnel is now  through the Silver King ground and 25 feet into  the Kootenay Bonanza, it being in 750 feet in all,  with the face fullv 300 feet below the surface.  A winze was sunk in the tunnel to a depth of 64  feet, and a 100-foot crosscut run from its bottom.  Five crosscuts wereerun from the main tunnel,  the last showing the ore  body to be 35 feet  in   width.     In  all,  about 1000 feet of tunneling,   and   crosscutting   was   done   during   the  year, a.nd including the money expended on the  wagon   road  fully $50,000  were disbursed   for  wages, supplies, etc.    Twelve men are now employed in the tunnel.    On  the Dandy, over 500  feet of tunnels, drifts, and crosscuts were run, at  an   expense  of $15,000.    On  the  Grizzly Bear-,  about 300 feet of tunnels and crosscuts were run,  at a cost of $9000. and 8 men are still employed.  An aggregate of 1000 feet more of tunnels and  shafts were run and sunk on the Whitewater,  Wild Cat, Vinita Boy, Royal Canadian, Lizzie  G.'t   Hidden Treasure, Democrat, Sunrise, Muj-  doou,  Majestic,   Evening,  and  other claims m  the    division.      The    amount    of    money    e.^/  pended during the year   can  safely be placed  at $100,000 for development work, most of the  assessment  work  being done  by claim owners  themselves.    For that expenditure there is fully  $100,000 worth of ore on dumps,  where  it  will  probably    remain    until   reduction   works   are  erected in the district.  ON THE  GOLD   BELT.  To the Hussey bank failure at Spokane is attributed the cause for the non-resumption of operations at the Poorman, the best known claim  in the gold belt southwest of Nelson, and the  fact of its lying idle had a depressing effect on  the owners of contiguous claims. Considerable  work was done on the Wild'Cat, and a trial run  made on its ore. The trial run proved the oi  too low-grade to pay, unless the cost of millin  was reduced to a minimum. On the Royal Canadian work was carried on in the tunnel during the  winter and  spring.     A  few  tons of  ore were run through the Poorman mill during the sutiimer. with a result that was  satisfactory to the owners, for it proved  that the ore Was higher grade than pronounced by many experts who examined the  property. Work was resumed in the tunnel in  the fall, and its face is now reported in good-  looking ore, the ledge being from 3 to 4 feet  wide, between well-defined. walls. Development  work was also done on the Majestic and Mul-  doon, the latter being the south extension of the  Royal Canadian. Two men are now at work on  it. On Rover creek the Whitewater company  began operations in the spring"; by packing in the  Huntington mill from the Gold King property.  The. mill was run about 3 months during the  summer; and while the run showed the ore  equally as rich as that from the Poorman,  (which averages about $25 a ton), it was not  satisfactory to the owners, because of the loss in  the tailings. While operations were carried on,  8 to 14 men found employment at the mine and  mill. Little more than assessment work was  done on the other claims, numbering about 50,  in the belt.  THE NORTH SIDE OE THE KOOTENAY.  In that part of Nelson division lying north of  the Kootenay river and west of Nelson the work  done during the wrinter did not develop anything  to justify continuing work during the summer.  The Clippings indicate large ledges, but there is  so little, mineral in the.vein -matter that it will  require both faith and. capital to reach the "pay  streak." The only claim on which work is now  being done is the Peterborough, 2 men being  employed.  -.'"t..,.__...-.._-,....���������;..::.. ��������� ..     placers.---*.-���������������^< -:��������� ������������������;- -\- -  Much was expected of the placer ground on  Hall creek; but little, however, was realized.  The hydraulic ground on' 49 creek was also disappointing. *The Chinese on Bird creek did  not make fortunes. In all, about $3000 was  taken from these creeks.- Hall creek was .rich  in spots, and as high as $20. a day to the man  was made; but the area of the rich spots was  small in comparison to that of the barren ground.  The men who worked on 49 creek claim that  ground will pay if property worked; but no  One with the requisite capital appeared willing  to take hold. Bird creek was a good deal like  Hall creek���������rich in spots.  NEW DISCOVERIES.  In the early part of the summer reports of  rich finds came in from Rover creek, and although the ore (galena and carbonates) ran high  in-silver, the ledg*es were small and the locators  poor, therefore but little work was done.    Later  in the season, a party of prospectors made discoveries on one of the tributaries of the Salmon,  but the Slocan excitement caused a suspension  of work  after a  shaft  had been  sunk several  feet on the discovery claim.    Residents of Balfour prospected a creek emptying into the outlet opposite that place, and near its head made  several locations.    The ore (galena) found was of  good   grade, but no   work of consequence  was  done.    The discovery of a 600-foot ledge on the  north  side  of the  Kootenay,   14  miles  to  the  northeast of N Ison, created a. little excitement,  hut  it   soon  died  out.    Several   locations were  made, and 3 men are now' at work on one of them,  on   which  they have a tunnel  in 40 feet.    The  ore is low-grade and pyritic, assaying $3 in gold  and $27 in silver.    No new finds worthy of note  were made on Toad mountain.    In October, the  arrival at Nelson of a number of prospectors to  record locations made on the headwaters of a  creek (now named Carpenter) emptying into the  east side of Slocan lake created no little excitement, as their coming   had  been   preceded by  rumors of the almost fabulous richness of the  ore found in ledges of great width.    From that  time until the end of the year the new district  was  visited  by probably 150 prospectors,   the  greater number of whom made locations.  VVhile  assays invariably showed the ore to  be high-  grade, no work was done on any of the claims.  This was not because of a lack of faith, but because the discoveries were made so late in the  fall that trails could not be cut from accessible  points to them, so as to permit tools and provisions being packed in. Even now, the end of the  nearest trail is distant 10 to 12 miles from  the discoveries. However, that section will be  easily accessible in the early summer of this  year, since there is great rivalry between the  parties interested in the Kaslo creek and Slocan  river routes, to say nothing of the route the  people of Revelstoke will open by way of  Nakusp creek. A village has been started sbt  the mouth of Carpenter creek, distant about 10  miles from the discoveries, where supplies can  now be obtained. Parties who camped New-:  year's-eve on the Noble Five claim, one of the  first locations made, informed The Miner that  the snow is about 8 feet deep, and that in their  opinion it will be useless for prospectors to go  into the country earlier than May.  SALES.  About 50 sales of claims, of more or less value,  were made during the year.    Early in the spring  A. M. Esler purchased an eighth interest in the  Dandy for $4000 cash, and obtained a bond on  the  other seven-eighths  at a figure  up  in the  thousands.    Owing to the delay in beginning  work on the wagon road from Nelson to Toad  mountain,  which  rendered it impracticable to  place machinery on the property, the terms of the  bond were re-adjusted late in the fall and most,  of the working force laid off.    The Iroquois was  purchased  by J. E. Boss for $14,000 cash.   ;Mr.  Boss; also purchased the GrizzlyBear and Silver,  Queen, paying $8000 for them.    O t ber sales were,  made at figures ranging- from $250 to $2500, the  latter price being paid for the Last Chance, and  the Jim Crow, and for an interest in the Ollie.  J. C Cobaugh .transferred- his interest in  the  Hall mines for $20,000 cash, the interest being.a.  twenty-sixth.    John  Wallace's interest in the  Whitewater on Rover creek was also sold during  the  year, at  a figure said to   he  $10,000.    The  sales for the year ciggregated fully $100,000.  OUTLYING DIVISIONS.  But little development work was done in  either Goat River or Trail Creek divisions during the year. In the former, about 60 locations  in all have been made, the best known of which  is the Alice. In the latter, the owners of the  Le Roi did about all that was done, aside from  assessments.  ROADS  AND  TRAILS.  The road begun in the summer of 1890 was  completed from Nelson to the mines on Toad  mountain. Th cost was borne by the government and the mine owners, the latter contributing a bout $10,000 of the total amount expended.  The distance is between 8 and 9 miles and the  grade comparatively easy. The government  made no other expenditures on roads or trails in  the division, but mine owners and citizens built  altogether about 40 miles of trail, the one up  Slocan river alone being 25 miles long. All parts  of the division are now easily accessible by trail,  and when actual work proves any group of  mines workable propositions, means will, no  doubt, be found to build wagon roads to them.  MINING   RECORDS.  The gold commissioner's office for West  Kootenay district was removed from Revelstoke to Nelson during the year, which largely  increased the amount of business transacted at  the Nelson office. T. H. Giffin, the mining recorder, recorded about 1000 records and re-  records of claims, records of assessment work,  bills of sale, and other documents pertaining to  the mining business.  TOWNS.  The towns in the division are Nelson, Robson,  Slocan City, and Eldorado City.  -rff-=j  r������T53  >tWVV"������lV "W ���������ft.  ���������i>  m  W  ��������� a-.*  m  ife  ������  :  mm  Q  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JANUAEY  9,   1892.  A    PROSPEROBJS   AXB>    GROWER    TOWN.  There are no more substantial towns in the  province, considering their age, than the towns  on Kootenay lake. They have not been boomed,  and therefore have'.'not-suffered from reactions.  The people who live in them are free from debt  and are well-to-do ; as a rule,''they'own their business house's and residences^ Thaf-the miitihg dis-  tricts behind them have merit is, evidenced by  the fact that no failures in business vvere reported during the year just closed. The court  records prove that the people are contented and  happy as well as law abiding, for few civil cases  were tried and hut a,single criminal one.  The largest of these t owns is Nelson. Its  growth can best be attributed ctd its central and  eligible location, for it is distant from 3 to 7  miles from the mines, being 6 miles north of the  famous Silver King and about the same distance  southeast of the Poorman miine and mill. The  construction of the Columbia & Kootenay railway had hot a little to do with the town's growth,  since it made it during, 8 months in the year a  distributing point for nine-tenths of the lake  country's freight and passenger traffic. But,  notwithstanding these advantages, had its residents not been wide awake, enterprising, and  liberal, the town would not long have maintained the lead,"-for;other towns on the lake are  also eligibly situated.  Nelson has 3 general merchandise firms whose  business aggregated $250,000 last year, and  13 smaller houses whose sales footed up $75,000  more. It has 3 financial institutions, one of  them (the Bank of Montreal) the largest capitalized bank in America, and another (the Bank of  British Columbia) ready to come in early in the  spring. Its several hotels have 175 rooms for  guests, and are not only good sized buildings,  but well appointed ones. Their business last year  amounted to about $75,000. It has telegraphic  connection, via Spokane; railway and steamboat connection with both the main line of  the Canadian Pacific ' and the Spokane-Northern; telephonic connection with AihsWorth and  Balfour and the mines in Hot Springs and Toad  Mountain districts; and trail connection with  the supposed-to-be-wonderfully-richTin-mineral-  wealth Slocan district. It has, also, a public  school and the foundation of a church. It has a  system of water works, which affords good protection from fire without the aid of expensive  engines or other cipparatus, and it will be lighted  by electricity early in the spring, an electric  plant being now on the way in.  The year's growth of the town is given below,  the figures, if anything, being less than the  amounts actually expended.  VERNON   STREET.  D. B. Bog-el, office building.......  .... $   400  Dawson & Craddoek, addition to hotel....:  2000  J. Fred Hume & Co., store building  2500  F. J. Farley, bakery  250  John McGinty, carpenter shop  150  Axel Johnson, additions to hotel    200  R. E. Lemon, store and warehouse  2500  Hanson & Blomberg, hotel building   2500  BAKER   STREET.  Carney & Barrett, store and meat market  $ 3000  J. A. Mara, business block (when completed)  3500  R. Blundell, real estate office    400  Neelands Bros., photograph gallery  300  Lindsay & Aldous, store and bakery  500  Johnson & Mahonev, hotel building  3000  W. F. Tectzel & Co'., drug store  1200  Madden Bros., addition to hotel  1000  T. B. May, barber shop  300  Marks & Van Ness, hotel building ,  4500  Gilker & Wells, addition to store  100  Wilson & Perdue, additions to meat market and hotel 500  W. T. Atherton, addition to hotel  150  G. A. Bigelow, addition to store  2000  Houston & Ink, business block  1750  Malonc & Trcgillus, hotel building  2500  G. H. Colwcll, office building  300  H. N. Rolfc, residence  1000  Agnes West, residence.  500  Mollie Smith, residence  2500  VICTORIA   (BLUFF) STREET.  Lean & Hamber, business block (when completed).. $ 1000  Frederick West, residence (when completed).  1000  George Woods, addition to residence  100  11. Selous, business block (when completed)   2200  D. McGillivray & Co., Phair hotel building  12000  E. C. Arthur, drug store and residence  1500  John VV. Tolson, office building  2500  T. C. Collins, residence  1500  G. E. R. Ellis, assay office  250  G. E. R. Ellis, residence  :'  400  J. Fred Hume, residence  1000  G. O. Buchanan, residence  1500  M. S. Davys, residence   1500  Donald Cameron, residence  500  Angus Mclntyre, livery stable  500  . Madden Bros., hotel building (when completed)      2000  DOTY ENGINE CO  0__-'   TOROITTO,   ONTARIO  LTD.  MANUFAGTUKEES OP ALLSDESOEIPTIOrJS OP MAKINE AND STATIONXKY  British Columbia  Branch :' 520 Cordova . Street,  Vaweouver.   ������  ;  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants,1 etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application:   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING PUMPS FOR :MINE&''  G. O. Buchanan, residence............................  Ash worth '������������������& Jevons, 2 residences......................  H. Selous, residence (when completed)....... ....  J. Fred Hume, store and residence (when completed)  McLean & Co., residence.....'...''....!..... .".''..��������� ...  J. Duham el, residence.   McDonald & Henderson, building (when completed)  D. Cameron, residence.............;..:.....   ... ..-���������.....  SILICA   STREET. .  ��������� N. T. Beckingsale, hotel andstable.. i ..-.'..  Henry Dawes, residence.. /-. ��������� ...........  James Buchanan, residence.........................  McLean & Co., residence....... .���������.,..��������� -.  George Owen, residence (when completed)   Louis Levesque, residence. ���������."......................  JOSEPHINE STREET.  Houston & Ink, business block.    J. Duhamel, hotel building .-....���������   R. J. Mowatt & Co., carpenter shop... ..........  WARD STREET.  C. Jiszkowicz, jewelry store. /.:;*.-....   ...............  J. F. Ward, residence......  ...:........... .;   Provincial jail..........................................  HOOVER ADDITION.  J. Fred Hume, residence (wiien completed).   MISCELLANEOUS. .  Columbia & Kootenay Rail way Co.'s buildings    Squatters' cabins   750  1000  1000  1000  750  750  3000  750  3000  750  1000  1000  750  600  $ 3350  2000  100  $ -200  100  1000  $ 5000  $ 7500  '' 2000  W, F. Teetzel & Co.  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS,  PATENT MEDIGINES;  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  CREAM    OF   THE  .WORLD'S -NEWS.  Several of the mines in the Cceur d'Alene section of Idaho have closed down, for the reason,  it is said, that the railroad companies have  raised the freight rate $2 a ton on ore from the  mines'to the smelters at Denver, Colorado. The  miners are leaving for Montana and Colorado.  Countess Clancarty, formerly tlie notorious  concert-hall singer Belle Bilton, has presented  her husband with twin boys, thus providing for  the direct succession of the title to the "noble"  house of Clancarty.  W. E. Hall'was re-elected mayor of Walker-  ' ville, Montana, after a hard con test. He received  331 votes to 280 for C. W. Hanscom.  Lord Dufferin, at one time governor-general of  Canada, and now British minister to Italy, has  been appointed minister to France���������a post he  has longed for, it is said.  Pugilists Slavin and Sullivan's representatives  met on December 29th at the Herald office, New  York, to arrange a fight between the men.  Both sides were willing to put up money, but  they could not agree. Sullivan declares emphatically that he would not fight Slavin in the event  of the latter losing his fight4 with Peter Jackson  next May. The Slavin contingent wanted to  make the match whether their man won or lost  with Jackson, but the Sullivan men would not  agree to that proposition. The matter was  finally settled by Slavin agreeing to cable his  backers for instructions.  The tracklayers on ihe Great Northern railway have reached Columbia Falls, in the Flathead country. It is now believed the track between Sand Point and Bonner's Ferry will not  be laid until spring, owing to the great depth of  snow.  Butte, Montana, is to have a tug-of-war contest, after the style of those recently held in  San Francisco. Chicago, and Denver. At San  Francisco the Scotch team won ; at Chicago, the  Canadian team; at Denver, the Scandinavian.  Six teams of 8 men each will contest at Butte.  WilOTJBSAKE     DEAXERS     IN"   CIGARS.   -'KAYJUONlft  SEWING   MACHINES'. IN   STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 32.  GILKER & WELLS'S  l*ostoifice Store,  Nelson,  SI. C.  AND GENTS: rUErllSHING GOODS,  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  ED'iC'l  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  NELSON, B.C.  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TI-VLIES  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished  and estimates given on application  Agents for the sale of LIME.  Address all communications to Nelson, B. C.  -.<?J  |I  ' ' in  4.1  ���������'ij  i  M  &i  V  ������i  ������ps?  9JPI 4'<v"  THE  MINEE:'���������   NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JANUAEY SV  1892.  \M>i  1!.'  CPr/  i  w. -  fe  ll  1  ml  b-v  ������p;  IB    ���������  I,  s,  I-  &L._.  Nelson Sawmill Co. Ltd.  Yard:   At end of Flame.  Mill:  Two Miles South of Nelson.  Manufacture  The mill has a capacity of 2<MMM������ feet a day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. N. EOLFE, Secretary.  Officii Tolson block,  umces\End of Flume.  Telephone 2.  {The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber��������� good, bad, and indifferent ��������� on  hand or made to order. Telephone  connection with Nelson, Balfour,  dind Ainsworth.  & 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  The Davies-Sayward  Sawmill  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PBICE LIST  (DELIVERED AT'NELSON,  AINSWORTH,  OR   BALFOUR).  DRESSED.  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M  $32 00  No. 2        "        6 inch,     "  2700  No. 1 ceiling:, 4 inch,       "  32 00  No. 2        "       6 inch,       "      .".  27 00  Rustic,                                "  27 00  Select clear, DD,             "  40 00  No. 1 common, D,            "       25 00  DD,          "       27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot  10  ROUGH.  No. 1 common, per M $20 00  No. 2        " "          15 00  Culls, "           12 00  Shingles, "      450  MOLDINGS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2������@10c  Mills at Pilot Bay, Kootenay ������aJkc.  S. 0. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  '������������������'"- 'JE'.^F.i'PliRRT^ Agent at Nelson.     .> ; -.<.  BREHUfflBIK A WATSON, Agents at Ainsworth.  REPORTERS   NOT   2WAMGNANT   PERSONS.  Don't tell a newspaper reporter, when he calls  on you on business, things which you do not  wish him to print. He does not call for information lor the fun of it. He is there on business.  When you meet a reporter socially don't say to  him every time you open your mouth, "This is  not for publication." The chances are that reporters know the proprieties of life quite as well  as men in other callings. If you really have information to give either give it cheerfully and  frankly or refuse with firmness, but don't try to  be clever and attempt any "funny business." If  you give the information frankly, you will in  ninety-nine cases out of one hundred be accurately reported and respectfully treated. If  you refuse on any other than trivial grounds  your reticence will be respected. If you  try to outwit the reporter by an effort to mislead him or by direct misrepresentation, you are  sure to make a mess of it and wish that you had  been better advised. Disabuse your mind of any  foolish impression that newspaper reporters are  malignant persons trying to stir up trouble in  the world. They are, as a rule, the opposite of  this and have as high an idea as other men of  the relative, ^advantages of contentment and  strife. \ *V  it  The Manifest Destiny of Canada.  Henry Laboucliere, a member of the British  J/ . Y    .  house of commons and the editor of the London  Truth, says "it is the manifest destiny of the Dominion to become a new United States or become  annexed to the great republic. The change is  inevitable, and the sooner it occurs the better.  The'.-emancipation of the grotesque Dominion  and its absorption in the United States would  be beneficial to Canadians and to Great Britain.  Such a course would relieve Great Britain of the  necessity of engaging in transatlantic squabbles  in which she has no concern. It would moreover give the Canadians the energy and enterprise .which no colonists can possess. The only  sufferers would be the Indians, who would be  transferred to the tender mercies of what probably is the most corrupt and rascally institution  on earth���������the United States Indian bureau.  Canada once free, Australia would soon follow.  The, talk of Australian loyalty toVthe British  crown is all buncombe." ���������  Eating Snow Does not Satisfy Thirst.  It would be in order for some medical man or  scientist to explain why eating snow does not  satisfy thirst.    Sometimes travelers in very cold  districts during winter, finding all the water  frozen up, eat snow to relieve thirst, and almost  immediately commence to suffer ten times  worse than before. Sucking ice affords relief in  the most extreme cases, but eating snow invariably either increases or produces thirst. What  makes this still more strange is that melted  snow produces the purest and most satisfying  drinking water. Cisterns are often shoveled  full of snow during extremely cold spells, and  the cistern water is very much improved thereby.  The question is often discussed, but no reasonable explanation of this apparent anomaly has  ever been printed.  A JLucby JWining Operator.  A. M. Esler's friends in Nelson will be glad to  learn that his venture in running a crosscut tunnel in the Badger mine, at Gem, Idaho, has verified his predictions. Here is the telegram he  sent to the president of his company at Helena,  Montana, on Christmas-day:  Shout the glad tidings for the Christinas gift. Agony of  suspense over. Struck the Badger in his hole today at 10  o'clock, 1031 feet in, G50 feet from surface. First blast in  vein shows 3 feet of tine ore. Will take 2 days to determine  further width. You can all wear diamonds. Take a drink  -one for A. M. ESLER.  A SensiMe  Mining Decision.  In a decision made at Helena, Montana, last  week the supreme court expounded the law of  locating a mine as follows: "If the miner finds  that which is a lode or vein within the approved  definitions containing valuable ore deposits; if  it is a vein or of that character and that which  he can follow as indicated, a mineral lode, his  guide, his star, he may claim it and locate and  hold it without being required to show that at the  time of location it contained mineral deposits  ���������������������������J'.T.  ���������'.Sum  of sufficient value to justify work to extract  them." The essence of the decision is that a  prospector is not required to find a paying mine  before he,locates his claim, which is a sensible  decision, and should be as good law in British  Columbia as in Montana.  w. J. WILSON.  VV.  PERDUE.  WILSON & PERDUE,  PROPRIETORS  OF  .AT..  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  During the winter  EXPEESS   PAE0ELS AND   LIGHT   FEEIGHT  will be promptly forwarded to and from  Colville, Trail, Nelson, Balfour, Pilot Bay, and Ainsworth.  NELSON OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  Telephone 32.  ANGUS McINTYRE,  PROPRIETOR OF THE  3? IO 3ST-E :e :r  GORRAL and STABLE  Corner RlufF and  Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACE ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   C0NTEACT  TO  OAEEY  PASSENGEES  and baggage, to and from hotels ; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN  NELSON.  Stove and  Cord wood   for Sale.  STO"V"ESSI  The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go for any kind of copper, tin,  and sheet-iron work is  W. KIRKuT'S, Houston-Ink Block,  _srT������ix_so3sr_ :b- o_  One Per Cent a  can be obtained for small amounts, loaned on short time  and well secured. Apply to HOUSTON & INK, real  estate and mine brokers, Miner building, Nelson. ii  i-fe test;*.  if-.- S??;*"i  if  iii:  ill  $������ -,  I������  H-  &  fe  ���������ST-  t  Jar  It'  4  THE   MINEE:     NELSON.   E.   0.,   SATLTEDAY,   JANUAEY  9,   18921  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months_������1.50, six months ������2.50, one year ������1.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate.for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  lo 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. .-  J or Printing in good style At fair rates.   Cards, ,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.'., ���������'.!. ,"     "..  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.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EDITORIAL' REMARKS.  The legislative assembly will qohvene on  Thursday, the 28th instant. It is not known  what measures the government will introduce,  but it is hoped that mr. Robson will mak.'e an attempt to-pass a bill to do away with privatelegislation. West Kootenay's member, mr. Kellie,  will probably act as independent, of party as  he did at the last session, and if he does he will  only be doing what the people of the district expect him totlo. _____  The corrupt practices of the Mercier government in the province of Quebec cannot be explained in any qther way than that the people  of that province are willing to tolerate corrupt  practices so that they may be occasionally tickled  with speeches abounding in demagogic appeals  to their race and religious prejudices. The people  of no other province in the Dominion would for  a day allow themselves to be ruled by a government so openly and so brazenly corrupt.  The following is from the Spokane Chronicle  of December 28th.    Captain  Tibbetts is just a ;  trifle too sanguine.    Spokane will, no doubt, get  a share of the trade of the Kootenay Lake country, of which the Kasio-Slocan district is merely  ,  a part, but it will be a small share, the duty on  goods from the United States acting as a bar to  large importations.    Then, again, the manufacturers and wholesale dealers of eastern Canada  sell goods equally as low as those of the eastern  states, and give longer time���������usually 4 months  as against 30 and 60 days given by the manufacturers   and   wholesale   dealers   of   the   United  States.    The merchants of the Kootenay Lake  country, like those of Spokane, buy in the best  markets; and   until   unrestricted reciprocity  is  an  established fact, the  best markets  for  the  merchants in this portion  of British Columbia  are those of eastern Canada:  ,'k At first I was not sure that the trade of that  " country would warrant the expense of placing  " aline of boats on the Kootenay liver, but the  -'rich discoveries recently  made in the Kaslo-  " Slocan country will cause an immense immi-  " gration there in the spring.    It is safe to esti-  " mate  that there   will be  over 5000 people in  ���������*' there next season, and such a number of people  " will naturally make a large amount of traffic.  " Spokane, in my opinion, is the town to have  " that trade, and she will without doubt ha,ve it  " and  hold  it  if a movement  is  made at the  " start.    Helena, Montana, would like to catch  " it, and would be most willing to put capital in  " the enterprise for the purpose of getting in  " on the ground floor.    Spokane will get there  "though.     I have had  every   encouragement  " from  the citizens of Spokane, and  will have  " no trouble in raising the necessary capital.    I  il propose to place a boat adapted to either river  " or lake traffic on the Kootenay river, and con-  " nect  with  railway at Bonner's   Ferry.    We  " will then have communication between Spo-  " kane and that country that will link the 2  " points together."         Ever  since the discovery of the Silver King  by the Halls envious people have either decried  the property or tlie district in which it is situate.     When   the   Silver    King   was   not   pronounced a worthless "blowout" its owners would  be denounced for not building roads to "a mine  worth millions."    When the district was not de-  clared a barren doloritebelt it would be called a  camp with but one showing for a mine.,   These  envious attacks do not hurt the Silver King, but  they are unfair to the ovvners of that property  and to the district in which it is situate.    Tlie  Silver  King  may  be, a "blowout," but, at the  same time, it is the only -.piece of mining property in West Kootenay district for which a. million dollars has  been offered  and refused.   Its  original owners  were poor men and unable to  expend   thousands  of   dollars on   deati   work,  such as building. Wagon roads, etc.    Its present  owners,  however,- have expended more money  in   building a wagon road  than, all   the   other  mine owners in West Kootenay district put together.; and that, too, in building a road that is  in every sense a public highway, for its southern '������������������ j  terminus is c within easy reach of over 50 mineral j  claims, a dozen or in ore of which are be vend the I  prospect stage.     The wagon road from Nelson |  to the mines on Toad  mounfain cost $23,000, of !  which the provincial  government  contributed !'  $5000 in 1890 and $8000 in 1891, the owners of the j  Silver King and Dandy mines contributing the ;'  balance���������the former $8500 and the latter $1500.  No people have been more persistent, in making these envious attacks than those residing at  Revelstoke���������a  people   whose    prosperity   was  brought about by the discovery of the. Silver  King mine, and whose continued prosperity depends on the successful working of the mines in  the Kootenay Lake country.    At a recent public  meeting held in that town one speaker, contended  that rich claim owners should build their own  roads, or  at  least   recoup the  government for  such outiays,   and raised an  objection .to the  appropriation   foi-  building  a "wagon   road  to  one mine on Toad mountain."    He said that as  the mine was a very rich one, it was only fair  that go vern in en t money expended for the benefit  of its owners should be repaid at some future  date, in  case the property turned out to be a  paying concern.   The man who thus contended,  however, made no reference to the government  money expended in building a-wagon road from  Albert Canyon to "one mine" on the north fork  of the Illecillewaet���������a. road that cost thousands of  dollars and over which a wagon has never been.  It is a familiar thought that no other people  get so much excitement out of politics for their  money as the English.    Added to all other uncertainties which give politics a distinct sporting  interest, there is a delightful element of chance  in the very date of elections.    During the past  month or so the country Tory members have  been  fairly  besieging the party   whips   in  an  effort to learn whether a dissolution may be expected in the spring or staved off till late in the  autumn.    This question is of burning interest to  them,   because on it hangs the rental of their  town   houses   for  the   season.     Unforseen  accidents,   of course,   may precipitate  it   at any  time.    Notwithstanding the  magnitude of the  majority still remaining to the government in  the commons, it is clear enough that there are  rocky times ahead.    It does not matter so much,  perhaps, that a good deal of individual restive-  ness is   manifestong^'itself  in  the  Tory ;ranks.  Party discipline can  always take1 care of that  when the strain comes, but if, the intention exists to ask parliament for a grant for "Collars  and Cuffs"on the occasion of his marriage, there  wall be a fight which will tax all the energies of  the  Salisbury government and  very probably  throw it out of power.    It is only 2 years since  pariiament reairanged the whole Jinancial estate  of the prince of Wales's family on a basis which  should   remain   unchanged   till 6; months after  the    close    of   the   present   reign.     This    was  explicitly  stated,   and   on   this   imderstanding  mr. Gladstone, with a few .������������������Liberals and all the  Irish mernbers but 2, gave the .ministry a comfortable majority.    Now the situation is much  altered.    Possibly mr. Gladstone's great sense of  loyalty to the lading house would influence him  personally to vote for evenianother grant, but it  is certain that lie neither would nor could take  the Liberals: witli him. and, of course."the whole  ..Irish i party would go with mr. Morley and, sir  William   Harcourt into the   opposition   lobby.  The.-Tories have never marshaledinore than 134  votes in favor of any royal grant.    Their rank  and  file in  the house are more afraid of that  than ,of any other,possible-question' atthis time.  It would  Certainly be resisted by 200 Radicals  and the Irish.    This computation excites deep  nervousness  among the  Tories  and  Unionists  whose.seat's are doubtful and they are striving  through the party press to discourage the idea  of a grant,  brit lord Salisbury, is an arbitrary  gentleman and it wouldba quite like him to attempt to bully the commons into oloing:his will.  r   DEALERS IN  Groceries, Provisions, and  General Merchandise.  ,   A STOCK OF  English Clothing, Men's  Funushings, Dry Goods,  IBOOTS,   IRJTO.  importecl direct from the manufacturers, always on hand.  Postoffice and Telephone in Store.  BALFOUR.  PIONEER FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general financial business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  . GKNEKAL  A������52K���������������  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Go.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 15.  Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  '9  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.'  Corner Silica and Ward Streets. Nelson.'  Telephone _0.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent for  A. W. McCune, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the "Libby," situate in Hot Springs camp.,  West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will  forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, November 23rd, 1891.  -i  ��������� r\  -V  ^^r^rr^  m  v.- Sir  snBKsfwNIW-S  a-^'k)ftffi^&ww^im  ���������535*3 9  TEE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  0.,   SATURDAY,  JANUAEY 9,   1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHABTE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,      f  Coroner, Deputy Sheriff, and Notary Public.  iJr\smm  Postoffice Box 69.  TATE A  S. E. 00ENEE BAKEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON, B. 0.  Telephone 24.  (     >-.-#:  Loans negotiated on  Nelson property. Collections made. Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town lots,  lands,  and mining claims handled on commission.  Ml'  I *     ���������1.  A' ���������    .-T  ,1       "������  [I ���������-   ���������>-  "SQUARING"   A   CLERGYMAN.  If"'  K_  '&***&.  *������������&  :^^������.:  i  'ifcf    <r  ������  #  ii ~  I-  The following letter from, the clerk of the presbytery of Calgary exonerates rev. mr. Rogers of  Nelson from being in anyway responsible for .the  'f.S utterances of an over-zealous fellow missionary,  resident at Canmore, regarding the:.people of  Nelson:  .������������������ To the Editor op The Miner: From your  issue of November 21st. I find you feel aggrieved  as a citizen of Nelson by some published statements of a missionary of the Presbyterian  church. It is always a matter for regret to auy  one interested in this western country that the  good name of any of its towns should be injured,  by unfair or untrue statements in regard to its  moral or social condition. It is all the more  pain fill to me and to every member of the Presbyterian church if injustice ha$ been done Nelson by a missionary of our church'. The student  in question has evidently credulously allowed  himself to be influenced by one-sided reports  as to the condition of affairs in your town.  This is all the more unjustifiable as he was  present during an address delivered by our missionary (rev. mr; Rogers) at Nelson���������of whose  manly and fair-minded character you are doubtless in a position to judge, and whose self-denying labors in the mission field are not unknown  to the church any more than to yourself���������in  which address, while lamenting the presence of  open vice in Nelson, he was careful to say that  great improvement was to b* seen in this regard,  and that Nelson was no better or no worse than  the averaore western  mining town.  He further  spoke of the wonderful regard for law and order  and of the efficient service rendered by the-po-  .-liceman in the town. So far from saying that  there was no Christian in the town, he made a  strong statement as to the hearty support he  himself had received; and, further, informed  the presbytery that his congregation had recently elected" elders, for whose ordination he  now was asking authority from the presbytery.  I have thought it only right that these statements should be made, not only for the sake of  mr. Rogers, but for the sake of the Presbyterian church, which has. since the first, taken the  deepest interest in the settlement and development of this country, and which in efforts put  forth for the spiritual and social good of the  country yields place to none.  C. W. Gordon,  Clerk of presbytery of Calgary.  Banff, Alberta, December 18 th," 1891.  A  Triic-Henrtecl Englishman.  No man, said one who knew him, loved the  poor like dr. Johnson. His own personal expenses did not reach ������100 a year, but his  house in Bolt court, after the receipt of the  pension, became the home for as many helpless  ones as he could support and aid.    In the garret  was Robort Levet, who had been a waiter in a  French coffee-house, and had become a poor  surgeon to the poor. He was unable to help  himself, when Johnson became his friend, and  gave him a share of his home, with freedom to  exercise his art freely in aid of the poor. Levet  was Johnson's companion at breakfast, lived  with him for 30 years, and died under his sheltering care, never allowed to think of himself  as a poor dependent, never so regarded by true-  hearted Samuel Johnson. When Johnson took  his walk in Fleet street he found his way into  sad homes of distress, which had been made  known to him by Levet, or found by his own  kind eyes. He visited the sick and the sad,  helped them, and interceded for them with his  friends. He always had small change in his  pocket for the beggars. When he was himself  sometimes in want of a dinner, after his first  coming to London, he would slip pennies into  the hands of ragged children asleep aJLpight on  the door-sills, that when they awJpke^in the  morning they might find the possibility of  breakfast. One night he found a wretched and  lost woman so lying, worn by sickness; he carried her on his back to his own home, had her  cared for until health was restored, and then  found her an honest place in life.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  REAL ESTATE AND   MINES  CONVEYANCING.  Town lots, lands* and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, E. 0.  ~~"oThamber,  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  (Insurance Agent,  WEST  ISAKElt STREET,...;...  .NELSON,   B. C.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTEREST." S in the  district handled to the  hest advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  John Houston.  Houston & Ink  Charles H. Ink.  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots, and  Mineral  Claims,  ON COMMISSION.  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots; lots in  Ainsworth ; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  Of Bice in Miner ISni Idling,  Nelson,  IB. ���������.  Telephone 10.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGDIEEE AND AE0HITECT,  TOLSON   BUILDING NELSON, B. ���������.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid u������>, $12,000,000  REST 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E, S. CLOUSTON, .' .General Manager   ������  NELSON EEANOH, 13 EAST BAKEE STREET.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cahle tranfers,;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available ih any  part of the world;  r  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc. .,  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  AM  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  $3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITA L (paid np), ������000,000  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE'FUND,   ������������20,000.    .  Victoria, B.C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C,       v    Portland, Oregon,  >  NewW������.stminster,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: (JO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA������������������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  A Krancli oi' litis Rank will he established in the  Kootenay Lake BHstrict <af. NELSON, B. ���������.) as soon as  the season opens in the spring of 1892, and will undertake  collections, remittances (to and from all points), and a general banking business. WM. C. WARD,  Victoria, li. C, December 10th, 1891. Manager.  _ THE KOOTENAY  SAFE DEPOSIT 00.  PIONEER FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general banking business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  GENERAL  AGENCY  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes; ,,. *.  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  \i  IBWfflrailMBHBBra^^  m_iBtai������4iiM___Mii������_.(������_i������Mii^^  uJr- ���������V*** '  J*_������    I       ���������������?    4AJ  -.     ^ 4        *- *     *f      " -^   IT  wfc  lit  - i f  / ^  i   j  ' i1  *: ?  ������  4  I f'  ,i, *  ?    ' .'-f  V,  K,  i^  3  '.,  7 -  il  1 *  *���������  !.'*���������  ft  Be  .IS  j  I  Iff  6  THE  MDTEE:    2JELS0N,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  JANUAEY 9,   1892.  LAND   NOTICES. ���������  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after we intend to~ap-  ply to the chief commissionerof lands arid works, British  Columbia, for permission to purchase the following described tract of land, situate in Webt Kootenay district:  Commencing, at a stake'marked E. V/. Bodwell, H. Shear-  an, and WV Gesner Allan's south west corner post, about i  of a'mile,west of Grohman creek on the north bank of the  Kootenay river'about 2 miles west Of the town of Nelson?  ������ thence north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence soiith  40 chains more or less to~ shore-line of Kootenay river,  thence west 40 chains more or less following the sinuosities  of the shore-line of the Kootenay river in a westerly direction to initial stake; containing 160 acres more or less.  E. V. BODWELL,  ! HENRY SHEARAN,  '!::..,.; W. GESNER ALLAN.     .  Nelson, B. C., November 28th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 80 days afterdate I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of hinds and works for  permission to purchase the following described  tract of  land, situate'in West Kootenay district:   Commencing at  O a post marded R. B.'s S. W. corner post, about 9 miles east  of fire town of Nelson, British Columbia, on the north bank  of the Kootenay river, above high water mark, thence  north 40 chains,, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40  chains more or less to bartkof Kootenay river, thence west  following shore line of river to place of commencement;  containing 160 acres more or less.  Nelson, December 5th, 1891.   RICHARD BLUNDELL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district:". Commencing at  a post marked "W. C. McLean's southwest corner" (said  post being located on Slocan river about 4 miles south of  Slocan lake), running thence north' (foliowing meanderings  of river) 80 chains, thence east 40 chains,���������thence south 80  chains, thence west 40 chains to initial post; containing 320  acres more or less.        ,.,. W. C. McLEAN.  Slocan River, October 27th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase "the following described tract of  land in:West Kootenay district: ������ Commencing on the west  shore of Kootenay lake, at H. Anderson's northeast corner,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence east to  the lake shore, thence following said lake shore southerly  to initial point; containing 160 acres more or less.  JOSHUA DA VIES.  Kootenay Lake,'B.C:, October 5th, 1891. *:" ���������  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at the  northeast corner of Joshua Davies's purchase on the west  sltore of Kdotemiy lake, near the mouth of Fletcher creek,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence east  to I he lake shore, thence following said shore southerly to  initial point; containing 160 acres more or less.  WILBUR A. HENDRYX.  Kootenay Lake, B. C, October 5th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Ross Mahon's S. E. corner, situate on west  bank Slocan river, about ? mile about forks, thenee running 40 chains north, thence 80 chains west, thence 40  chains south, thence 80 chains east to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, November 21st, 1891. ROSS MAHON.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenaj- district: Commencing at  a post marked "John A. Watson's southeast corner" (said  post being near the Junction of Carpenter and Seaton  creeks and about 6 miles east of Slocan lake), thence running north 40 chains, thence west SO chains, thence south 40  chains, thence east SO chains to initial post; containing 320  acres more or less. ' JOHN'A. WATSON.  Dated, October 26th, 1891.   Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked G. M. L., S. E. corner, about 2 miles from  Kootenay. lake on Kaslo creek, thence running north 40  chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains to place of commencement; containing 160acres more or less. G. M. LINDSAY.  Nelson, November 14th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the' following described tract of  land: Commencing at a nost marked A. J. W., S. E. corner, on the north shore Kaslo bay, Kootenay lake, B. C.,  thence running west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 60 chains more or less to lake shore, thence  following lake shore to initial post; containing 200 acres  more or less. A. J. WHALEN.  Ainsworth, B. C, November 5th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  chief commissioner of lands and works to purchase 320  acres, more or less, of land in the district of West Kootenay,  commencing at a post placed on the east shore of Slocan  lake about 40 chains south from the mouth of Seaton creek;  thence west along the lake shore 40 chains; thence north  aJong the lake shore 80 chains; thence east 40 chains, more  or less, to a point 80 chains due north from the point of commencement. J. FLETCHER,  Nelson, October 21st, 1891. A. S. FAR WELL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission t& purchase a tract of land situated in West  Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing  at a post marked A. M. Wilson's N. W. corner, placed on  the east shore of Slocan lake about 200 yards north of a  large creek which flows into the lake about 3 miles north  of what, is known as Carpenter creek, thence east 40 chains,  thence south to the lake shore, thence following the meanderings of the lake shore in a westerly arid northerly direction to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres  ���������r������.������V������- Incc. .���������'���������'���������,. * v        a ��������� tvt wTT;sr>NT  more or less  Ainsworth, November 2nd; 1891.  a; m. wilson;  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "John G. McGuigan's south west corner"  (said post being located about 3 miles north of Carpenter  ccreek and 10 east of Slocan lake), running thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains to initial post; containing 160 acres more or  less. ".'~ JOHN G. McGUIGAN.  Nelson, November 23rd, 1891. '    *  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post  on the west shore of Kootenay lake, about one-half mile  south of Fletcher creek, thence west 40 chains more or less,  thence south 40 chains, thence east to the lake sliore, thence  following the lake shore to the initial point; containing. 160  acres more or less. H.ANDERSON.  :  Kootenay Lake, B. C, October 5th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked C. C. Sproue's ,N. E. corner post, placed on  the Slocan trail about 4 miles from the forks of the Slocan  river, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80 chains following the meanderings of the river, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 80 chains to the place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less. C. C. SPROULE.  Nelson, December 14th, 189.1., . (  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply, within 60  days, to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to. purchase the following described tract of land;,  which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing  at a post marked E. Coming's north west corner, planted  on the shore Of Slocan lake, running thence south 40 chains,  thence west 40 chains! more or less, to Slocan river, thence  north following meanderings of river to shore of lake,  to initial post; containing 160 acres more or less.  Dated, December I7th, 1891. ...      E.  CORNING.  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissionerof lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay 'district: Commencing at r,  a stake oh the east bank of the Slocan river, about 9 miles  from Slocan lake, and marked A. A?s S. E. corner post,  thence running north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains more or less to the river, thence following the meanderings of the river to point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.        A. ADAMS, c  Nelson, December 8th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked Gr. B. W., S. W.  corner post, situate about 20 chains north of the southeast  corner of Angus McGillivray's land, about one-half mile  east of Slocan lake and about 10 chains south of Carpenter  creek, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Ainsworth, October 31st, 1891. G. B. WRIGHT.  Notice is hereby given,that 60 dajrs after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake placed near the outlet of  Slocan lake, marked Alfred Hill's S. W. corner, about three-  quarters of a mile from Slocan lake outlet and one-half  mile from Slocan river, thence running east 40 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south  40 chains to point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. ALFRED HILL.  Nelson, December 14th, 1891. ,      Notice is hereby giyen that 60 days after date we intend  to apply; to the chief commissi en er of lands.and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Situate at the junction of Sandon and Carpenter  creeks (the latter a tributary of Seaton creek, which flows  into the east side of Slocan lake). Commencing at a post  near the right bank of Sandon creek, thence west 40 chains,  thence north 40 chains, (crossing Carpenter creek) thence  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains to point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  BRUCE WHITE,  Nelson, November 9th, 1891. JOHN SANDON.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post on the extreme north end of Slocan lake, marked E.  A. Bielenberg's S. W. corner post, thence running north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  following the shore of the lake to initial post.  E. A. BIELENBERG.  Ainsworth, December 10th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. H. Brownlee's northwest corner, at the  center of the forks of Kaslo river, about 4 miles west of  Kaslo City, thence south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains to the place  of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  J. H. BROWNLEE.  Dated this 26th day of November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission^ to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West-Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake marked B. H. L's S. W. corner post, about high-  water mark on north bank of Kootenay river, about 6  miles east of.the'.town of Nelson, British Colurnbia, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence soiith to b^nk  of Kootenay river, thence following the sinupsitiesof the  Kootenay river to the point of commencement;'comprising  450 acres more or less. BENJAMIN HENRY LEE;  Nelson, B.C., 30th November; 189ir    ^  Notice is hereby given tbafrwe intend to apply within 60  days to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,  which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing  at a post (marked M. Malloy>and G. A. Bigelow, north west-  corner) planted oncthe shore of Slocan lake at a point about  100 chains north of Carpenter creek, running thence 80  chains east, thence 40 chains south, or to the north line of  the land applied for by Angus McGillivray and by J.  Fletcher and A. S.Farwell, thence 80 chains west, or to shore  of lake, thence north, following shore of lake, to initial  post; containing 320 acres more or less.  M. MALLOY,  Dated, December 16th, 1891. G. A. BIGELOW.  Notice is hereby given that'60 days after date we intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenaj* district: Commencing at  a post, marked "Hunter & Hume's southeast corner,"  planted 300 yards south of a. creek about 2 miles south of  the stream known as Carpenter creek, thence north. 80  chains, thence west.20 chains to the shore of Slocan lake,  thence south 80 chains following the lake shore, thence,  east 20 chains,_f olio wing the lake shore, to initial post;  containing 160 acres more or less. ,.  WILLIAM HUNTER,  Nelson, December 9th, 1891.        J. FRED HUME.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a: stake ne.ar.the outlet of Slocan lake marked David B.  Bogle's northwest corner post, thence funning' east 40  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  north 80 chains; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, 31st December, 1891.     -      DAVID B. BOGLE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked C. D. Kinnee's southeast corner about 40  chains west of Kaslo bay, thence running 40 chains west,  thence 40 chains north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40  chains south; containing 160 acres. C. D. KINNEE.  Ainsworth, December 29th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,  situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing on shore  of Slocan lake at a stake marked J. R. Cook's southwest  corner, thence 80 chains north on east side of Hume &  Hunter's purchase application; thence 40 chains east, thence  80 chains south, thence 40 chains west to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Dated, December 6th, 1891. JOHN R.COOK.  PRIVATE   BILL   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for ah act to incorporete a company for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and  equipping a railway from some point on the Columbia  river, at or,near the southern boundary of the province, to  Kootenaj' lake at or near the town of Nelson, via Salmon  river and Cottonwood Smith creek, with power to construct and maintain branch lines; and also to construct  and operate telegraph and telephone lines in connection  with the said railway.  WILSON, WOOTTON & BARNARD.  Solicitors for applicants.  Dated 25th day of November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the legislature of British Columbia application will be made for the  passage of a private bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate, and maintain tramways', for the purpose of  conveying passengers, freight, and ores from some convenient point near Nelson to any point or points within a radius  of 25 miles from Nelson, also to take and use from the  Kootenay river, in the vicinity of the falls of the said river,  so.much of the waters as may be necessary to obtain therefrom 5000 horse power, for the purposes of generating electricity to be used either as a motive power for the said  tramways, or other works of the applicants, or to be supplied by the applicants to consumers as a motive power  for hauling, pumping, lighting, smelting, drilling, or for  any other purposes for which it may be applied or be required; with power to the applicants to construct and-  maintain buildings, erections, raceways, or other works, in  connection therewith for improving and increasing the  water privilege; and also to enter upon and expropriate  lands for a site for power houses, and for dams, raceways,  or such other works as shall be necessary; also to erect, lay,  construct, and maintain all necessary works, buildings,  pipes, poles, wires, appliances, or conveniences necessary or  proper for the generating and transmitting of electricity or  power within the area above described.  BODWELL & IRVING, Solicitors for applicants.  November 12th 1891.  APPLICATION   FOR  CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that J. L. Retallack, as agent for  George C. Howe, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  known as the "Fourth," situate in Hot Springs camp, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, December 14th, 1891.  -������..���������'*!  -11  i  r,     I  *-"!  r'A  i  W't'  f ������������������. *i  a������ai-iL8iimur������nMafii^  m������UUUMWlrMlfl������!lffl^^ iiil!  I''<  ilrf '  i  1  i:  I-  ft *  Hi  & .  'I -  M -  fffl -  H -  i  ���������  il  il  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &   T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T IE������l IE      T-A-IBILIE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  ���������    being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,   -  NELSON, 15. C.  L  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE'R OO IVI S  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in si������e and       is acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold-except Hiram Walker & Sons  celebrated brands.  East Baker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  ami 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.  HAlONfe   ������   TOECII.1AJS ^W^S?!?  THE  MINES:    NELSON,   B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  JANUAEY 9,  1892.  NAPOLEON'S   SISTER   PAULINE.  " The most famous, though not the most precious work of art in the Borghese collection is the  Canova statue of the princess Pauline Borghese.  She  was the  second daughter of Charles and  Lffititia Bonaparte, therefore a sister of Napoleon  I      The  statue represents   her  as  Venus Vic-  trix   holding  in her hand the golden apple as  the prize of victory.    When I went to look at it  I found her caressingly reposing on a bed, en-  sconsed in drapery, ostensibly as a cover to her  nakedness, and yet so arranged as to expose her  symmetrical form in all its beauty.  "Pauline was the loveliest of Napoleon's sisters  and the least virtuous.    Mrae. Ducrest, writing  of her, savs:    "She was the loveliest woman I  ever beheld; there was.not the slightest imperfection in her delicious face, to which was joined  an elegant figure and the most seductive grace.  Shef w*san incomparable beauty, hut she had  little or no instruction, no conversational powers   and her  manners were exceedingly dissolute."    It seems only too probable that there was  truth  in  the  terrible accusations   laid   to  tlie  charge of this lovely but profligate woman, but  fortunately she.had redeeming qualities.    W itn  all her frailties she was not a mischiei-maJter:  she might put out her tongue to her sister-m-law  behind her back and cry because Josephine had  finer newels than she had, but she never tortured  her like her brother and sister did   and never  allowed her to be swayed by political motives to  do a bad act. ��������� i,,1*.1^,, ^f  In 1797  when Napoleon was at the chateau oi  Montebello, already playing  the.sovereign, he  sent Joseph to Marmont with the proposal that  he should  marry  Pauline.    Marmont declined  and the offer which he refused was accepted by-  general Leclerc, a brilliant Y^Z^^f���������  great stamina,    General Leclerc died in St  Domingo of vellow fever, and Pauline returned to  Pari*     Having little confidence m her and anxious that she should conduct herself decently at  all  events  during the time she would have to  pass in mourning, Napoleon confided her to^the  care of his brother Joseph and his worthy wife,  but she soon became conspicuous for her indiscretions in spite of the threats and remonstrances  of   Napoleon.     Then   came  the  chance  to  marry  prince Borghese.    The wedding  caused  mite a flutter among the  old families  of the  Faubourg St. Germain, who felt themselves suddenly brought into contact with the Bonapartes.  Strange  to  say,   no  official   notifications  were  uiade  of   this   marriage.     The   ceremony was  celebrated without any pomp at Joseph s county residence of Mortfontain, in the absence of  Napoleon, who was at the camp of Boulogne.  1? was the statue of thisprincess that Oanov*  esteemed as one of his best works, and if I refer  to it today it is because it came very near being  thrown  on the market a few days ago, something that was only prevented by the Italian  'orbvernment.    Fancy a prince of one of the most  Satrician  families that Rome^has ever known  finding himself hard  up, but that is what ails  the Borghese.    He owes- $5,000,(300 and wants to  sell his celebrated gallery of pictures and statuary  but as the government of Italy opposed his  doing so, family relatives have managed to raise  13 008,000francs or so, with which he may /stand  off" a few of  those who are pushing him too  closely.  _____ - ,  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  HBST-0LASS   IN   EYEEY   EESPE0T.  The International has a comfortably fu���������^ed ^lor f������r  ladies, and the rooms arc large and tui mslied  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS   NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  Bi  PROPRIETORS  ���������  _ ������������  "The  Finest Hotel in Toad  Mountain District  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, IS. C.  JOHNSOM   Sl   MAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.   The table will hot  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  Telephone 21.  TRAIL,  B. C.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  ���������;<>od TaDle; ������������od Beds ; IRyas-Closc liquors.  Mr.   Buna's Besuity of" Pompeii.  Charles A. Dana of the New York Sun  has  just  come back from another trip to Europe.  '"The most beautiful thing that I saw," said he  to a New York Press interviewer, "was the body  of a young girl in Pompeii.   She lay, face downward, with her head resting upon her arm, perhaps asleep.    The accident which wiped out a  Stydid  not disturb her.    The ashes from the  voLo settled down  on her, packed with the  weight  of centuries, and when   with 1 me  hti  body had  crumbled to a  handful of dust,   the  ashes  and powder from the   volcano formed a  perfect moiud of her form.    Of this .mould^ the  marvelously skillful men working at the restpr-  K of thl dead city, ^^^ Vn\we^en  I saw. The young girl, who might have b< en  20 years old. was clad in a single, garmeni No  more beautiful form was ever imagined by a  sculptor."  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  ' Nelson and ���������Ucvclstokc,  _  n ?���������   ... ^f oil  kinds of furniture for residences,  CaV1Iotlds ancfoffices1    Mattresses made to order, and    ������������������  h������tUb'at prices lower than eastern and coasl.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doh,erty Organs.  NELSON   STOKE :  So.* Houston A I������B< Building, .loHC������hinc *^et;  " ET J. M0WAT & CO.  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of ^"^VA^^Bfe^"���������"*100  satisfaction.   Shop : corner Josephine and Blun sts.  -,vivft  r^VC."*'  ;-r- few*.*-  *f r     *-���������������_.'. _ .1. r.  J-  f!-f .1 rkT     ,1   -_  hftw i=;,WKfflfV.*_wy4CC  3m  tv^-^Jio?tte^r'.'rt*i ^������  r/iZiir ������ii!W w'iS&t*  _fe  S3!^gffi23!^t__S_I_Si____5S_3_S3SK  !3"  ffe  '���������Ml  ���������m  Ip  ������������������tvs?,-  u  ���������fp  lllf  ���������!������������������  I  'AM..  ���������I .M.  M  5  I  I  m  I  i.  '1  8  __^3EB^!If!l___0--  SATUEDAY,  JATOAEY 9,   1892.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware,  Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  Telephone 27.  Tie stock _ M and collate in eve^ Department, and the public will find it to th,"     H     *  and compare PricTs. *"* a,Wase to oaU and ���������Pect Goodf  SMALL   XIJGCiETS   OF   i\KWS.  Between revival meetings, tobogganing1, skating, and building castles in the air. the people  of Nelson manage to kill time pleasantly.  The Nelson-Slocan   Steam   Navigation  Company, Limited, is the latest corporation organized in the lake country.    It starts out with the  modest capital of $2000, which will be expended  in   building a 50-foot steamboat to ply on the  waters of Slocan lake.    The hull will be built at  the  mouth  of Carpenter creek.    The  machin-  -   ery will be from the John Doty Engine 'Company's works and packed in by Angus Melntyre's  pack  train.    The boat will  be running by the  middle of April.  Arthur Dick, B. H. Lee, and Alfred Bunker  -   arrived  at Nelson   on Thursday evening from  Slocan City, at the lower end of the lake.   They  report about 6 inches of snow at the lake and  from 12 to 18 inches on the trail.    They will return in about 10 days, and put in the time until  spring clearing streets and making trails in the  "city" that is to make them all what they would  like to be���������men of independent fortune.  One thing can be said to the. credit of the  people of Nelson: They do not send out "booming" reports regarding the town.  James R. Buchanan is building a 65-foot tugboat at his brother's sawmill on the outlet, 4  miles from Balfour. It will draw about 5_ feet  of water and swing a 4-foot propeller.  M. D. Mahoney, mrs. Taylor, captain Dela-  hayes, and John R. Cook accompanied Alex Our-  rie, the mail carrier, on the outward trip this  morning.  Harry Young came in from Colville on Tuesday, and reports little of interest happening in  that section of Washington.  When asked what-,  he knew of the  Silver  King sale,  he replied:  "Nothing more than that nir. Durkin, who last  fall purebsed Jake Cobaugh's interest, has br   n  served with papers which go to show that a suit  has   been   commenced   to   test  the legality  of  Cobaugh's transfer."    Mr.   Young stated  that  when at Seattle and Tacoma recently he registered from  "Nelson, B. C," and that he found  more people willing to talk about this country  than he was willing to talk to: that, in fact, if  J^and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON B  f  talk was any indication, the Kootenay lake  country would have a genuine old-fashioned  stampede in the spring. Mr. Young came in  afoot, but. like all men who live-here for even a  day, he went out a-horseback.  Applewhaite, Allan & Co. have their offices  fitted up and will be ready for customers next  week. They will do a real estate and financial  business, the firm having solid connections on  the coast. Mr. Applewhaite, although a newcomer, has already made investments in Nelson  real estate, and mr. Allan is as well known, almost, as any man in the lake country, being for  a time one of the owners and editors of The  Miner.  ' "���������'"���������������������������"���������. ���������  " ;<" .'."<' ���������������������������:  The Ainsworth Miners' Union baII, on Christinas eve, netted the treasury $125.  George T. Kane, the resident manager of the  Kaslo City townsite company, left today for the  outside, going by way of Bonner's Ferry.  Wilscm '-&. Perdue have a band of beef steers  somewhere on the trail between Little Dalles  and Nelson. It takes grit and rustle to get  supplies into this country in mid-winter.  Commodore Da vies of the Midge has decided  to put that craft in winter quarters and make a  trip to the coast.    His address will be Victoria,  although he expects to take a run down to Frisco.  Hot and cold baths, at Hotel Phair.  The Idoho and Midge made regular trips be  tween Ainsworth and Nelson during the week,  although for a day or two it looked as if the outlet would close, the thermometer registering 26  degrees of frost.  Furnished rooms, by the week, at Hotel Phair.  held a mass meeting and went down in their  pockets and dug up a lead pencil, with which  they wrote the following trail-building resolutions:  Whereas, some very important mineral discoveries have  been made in what is called the Slocan district, and the  probabilities are that a large number of prospectors and  others will visit this district in the coming- spring; and,  whereas, the most natural and shortest route into this district, as has been determined by actual measurement, is by  means of a trail from Upper Arrow lake along Nakusp  creek through to those discoveries; this trail being at least  10 miles shorter than any other, and more easy grade.  Therefore, be it resolved that mr. Kellie urge the provincial legislature to make the necessary appropriation for the  construction of said trail along Nakusp creek, and that the  construction of said trail be commenced as early in the  spring as possible, in order to accommodate the large influx  of travel to this district, which will undoubtedly take place  on the opening of navigation..  On Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  DEALERS  TN  ENERAL   MERCHANDI  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  Tlae Way Revelstoke  People  ISiiiltl  Trails.  The owners of the Kaslo City townsite have  built a trail to within a few miles of the new  discoveries on  Slocan lake, and  will complete  the undertaking in the spring.    The people of  Nelson have built a  trail from a point on the  Columbia & Kootenay railway to the lower end  of Slocan lake, so that the new discoveries can  easily be reached by way of the Slocan river or  Nelson   route.    The people of Revelstoke. also  anxious to have a trail to the new discoveries,  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but 60 miles.  The EASIETand QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. Pack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  Mj ^ "~ -*-    ^J-J.JL.LKJ  mere Supplies a Specialty.  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