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 '.W*  "imm^ssam^^m^.'  l^mJ  1  , The Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Kichest in  America.  TfeeOres   are  Sligh-Grade in GaldL,  Silver,  Copper?  and lead.  NUMEEE 159.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  JULY 22, 1893.  $2 A YEAE  THE  KOOTENAY OEES  The Government Assay on the  World's Pair Exhibit.  West Kootenay's Ore Averaged  237 ounces in Silver  And Fifty-Eight Per Cent Lead  on the Entire Exhibit.  A short time ago The Miner published the  results of some Government assays on the ores  of the Slocan country, and in commenting on  the same remarked that it was doubtful if any  other mining region in the world could show  such an average of high values as those given.  This receives an added confirmation from the  results of the assays recently made of the Provincial mineral exhibit at the World's Fair.  W. Pellew Harvey was appointed by the  Government to make complete assays of the  ores from the different sections represented by  the exhibits. The results have been embodied  in the report recently submitted to the Minister  of Mines by Mr. Harvey. Some extracts from  this report may prove interesting, especially to  those ignorant of our wonderful possibilities in  the way of rich ore.  Mr. Harvey assayed in all some 200 samples  from all parts of the province.  East Kootenay was represented by thirty-five  specimens.  The results are given in the language of Mr.  Harvey's report :���������  Some ore carried argentiferous lead, others  argentiferous copper, and some were quartz  carrying small quantities of silver, with a good  sprinkling of gold.  The silver average, taking one with another,  was 45.50 ounces per ton.  The gold average, taking one with another,  was $4.30 per ton.  Adding these, we have a result which is exceedingly encouraging, particularly when the  fact is kept fully in view that some of the specimens from which the average is obtained should  not really be classified as silvering at all.  The silver lead ores which come under my  notice, having reference to this particular district, were those from which a smelting company having opportunities for mixing their  purchases, would have no necessity for a deduction for zinc or other baser metals which are  detrimental to the working of the product.  With the exception of the Monarch ores at  Field the little zinc contained in nearly every  case is counterbalanced by the proportion of  iron.  Copper ores���������It will be noticed on glancing  over the return sent to the department by me  that the signs of the existence of copper in this  district are numerous and encouraging. We  have carbonates, sulphides, and oxides of this  metal, as well as in combination with antimony,  in which latter case the silver contents run exceedingly high.  The Windermere mountain deposits and also  those of the Spillimacheen are very interesting,  producing good smelting ores. The former  carry it as red oxide and carbonate, and the  latter carbonates.    From Jubilee Mountain we  have splendid showings of purple copper ores,  the assays in each case covering a range of from  35 to 59 per cent., and there are instances outside of the collection sent to Chicago, where  ev<?n higher results than these have been obtained. In a few cases where the ore carries  sulphides and a. consequent decrease in the  percentage of the metals contained a little  trouble and expense would be the means of  eliminating the excess of sulphur and placing  on the market parcels of such ore as would pay  handsomely to ship.  Gold Ores���������The samples I treated were chiefly  quartz and quartz containing as a gangue iron  pyrites and arsenical pyrites. In the majority  of the cases the gold was free.  FORT    STEELE.  I am sorry to say the average contents of the  silver and gold in the specimens from this camp  was not so encouraging from other parts of Bast  Kootenay, but this maybe accounted for by the  fact that several samples were sent which  should have remained where they were found.  To compensate, however, the North Star comes  in with a 47 ounce silver and 63.07 per cent, lead  ore. The partial analysis of this ore may be of  incerest to smelting men, showing as it does  good smelting properties :���������Lead, 69.56 per  cent.; iron, 6.63 per cent.; zinc, 1.90 per cent.;  antimony, 5.41 per cent.; silver, 47.31 ounces  per ton.  The coal specimens from the Crow's Nest Coal  Company were exceptionally good, judging  from appearances, but not having made any  test I am unable to refer to them technically.  WEST    KOOTENAY.  Although the number of specimens received  from the camps in West Kootenay is greatly in  excess of those from East Kootenav, there  remains very little to say. The average in  silver is an excellent one and also that of lead  throughout. Thirteen specimens were received  from the section, which includes the following  well-known mines :���������Best, Great Western*  Lucky Jim, Washington, Northern Belle,  Monte Cristo, White Water, Wellington,  Blue Bird^Rico, Bonanza King, Payne and  Dardanelles.  The silver combined averaged 237.00 ounces  per ton:  The lead combined averaged 58 per cent.  With very little detrimental impurities, if  any, in a single case, so no remarks need be  made. There was a little antimony found and  in some cases a small percentage of zinc.  HOT SPRINGS.  Eighteen specimens, averaging in sil vTer 58  ounces per ton, and in lead 53 per cent. No  gold.  A few of these were certainly refractory ores,  but the majority could easily be smelting with  mixing facilities. Sulphide of antimony is present.  SLOCAN.  The eighteen samples from the Slocan were  truly excellent specimens of galena, but unfortunately, owing to their richness and damage  in transit, much of the beauty of the ore has  been rubbed off. Some Une cubes were badly  broken.  The silver average was 198 ounces per. ton, and  the lead average was 69.30 per cent.  As in the former case they carried no gold.  The grade is too high here also to call for any  comment. Some of the ores would be easily  reduced. They carried with lead and silver,  antimony and iron  The high percentage at the average shows  one what is in store for the Slocan. Combining  this group with that of the Payne and Dardanelles, etc., I doubt if any mining section of  North America can equal these results.  NELSON.  I treated three pieces of quartz containing  their gold in the free state. This came from  near Nelson, the exact location I do not know.  The gold average was $60.12 per ton, a fact  which  should lead  to a strict investigation of  the  reef  from  which  the specimens were obtained.  TOAD MOUNTAIN.  A few samples only were sent from this part.  There was one fine ferruginous quartz specimen from the Majestic, carrying much free  gold. The Silver King argentiferous copper,  with silver 444 ounces and 23.50 per cent, coppei  require no further mention.  TRAIL CREEK.  Smelter specimens comprised this exhibit.  They contained various specimens of gold,  silver and copper. The ore is a yellow sulphide  and should be treated and converted into a  matte oh the spot. The extent of the deposits  and the gold combined should make these ores  valuable, apart from copper. I should expect to  find nickel in such ore.  NAKUSP.  These ores were certainly good and particu-  arly clean. Eighteen made the total sent, all  of which were good wet ores.  The  silver contents  averaged 85 ounces per -  ton, and the lead 60 per cent.  There is little else to be said of this camp as  the remarks of the Slocan are adapted to it.  LARDEAU.  I treated from the Lardeau 11 samples.    The  specimens were  very  heavy and showed much  metal, but in many cases it was not lead, as the  assays will show. " The concentrator will  have  to  be  used freely in  this camp, if the surface  indications are to be the index of the deposit.  With  development, however,   we  may expect,  more  gold.    These specimens showed remarkable contrast to any  other argentiferous lead  ores of West Kootenay in the gold contained.  The Silver Cup was decidedly the   leader in  value  of assay,   which ran to 251 ounces silver  and  $40 in ^gold to the short ton.     The future  treatment of these ores will require much consideration and careful analysis.  It will be seen by the above that of the 100  samples of lead-silver ores treated the grand  average was 124 ounces in silver and 60per cent,  lead, giving at the present market prices of lead  and silver a value of about $118 per ton.  Part  of these ores  contain gold in sufficient.  quantities  to  become  an   important factor  in  their values, and in some cases copper plays an  important  part,   notably  in   the Silver King,  which could be worked for copper alone.  PEI0E OF THE SILVEE KIN&  Large Sums Involved in the Transaction���������The  Cash  Portion a Fortune In Itself.  A late copy of the Cork Examiner, just received, contains a column account of the formation of the Hall Mines Company, Limited. The  matter is almost identical with that which  appeared in the last week's issue of The Miner.  The only additional information is contained in  the paragraphs :  The price paid for the whole property, including the l-26th interest referred to in the report  was ������215,000, payable ������165,000 in fully paid  ordinary shares of the company, ������40,000 in cash,  and ������10,000 in ordinary shares or cash, at the  option of the directors.  The 50,000 7 % cumulative preference shares of  ������1 each twhich form a portion of the capital  stock of ������300,000 are preferential as regards  capital and dividends, with right to the company to redeem at 25% premium at the expiration of five years from the date of issue.  There are now offered for sale 40,000 7 % preference shares and 26,000 ordinary shares.  :4S1  tt  \mm  BBSS  i    -i jLj[i^ujriiuui;;aLa-jL].|[._ii������ivi'i^g|B<VLLWiiy^  -Wpni-tHJTW'w^ n m,m      TT      -"i THE MINEE: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JULY 22, 1893.  jQ&.     /������&.     irftk      A,     /&%.      ig*.     ^  ^    ^"^     ���������"*      ^*     *^     ^���������     i*t  'W ^y ^y *<B> ^ <p> ^y ty ny <gr s%y <qy ^ ^  This Townsft  There  35������ feet  is Is the  9  9  the balance  For Further Particulars Apply to any Nelson Real Estate Men, or to  ertera!  THE SOUTH KOOTENAY BOARD OF TEADE  The Regular Quarterly Meeting Elects,  Officers  an������l  Deals With Some Important Questions.  R. E. Lemon, President.  J. A. Turner, Viee-President.  G. A. Bigelow, Secretary-Treasurer.  Grange V. Holt,  John Houston,  Geo. R. Robson,  W. J. Wilson,  J. Fred., Hume,  John A. Gilker,  Edward Applewhaite,  J. D. Marsden,  Fred. J. Squire,  Frank Teetzel,  D. B. Bogle,  James Watson-;  Edward Applewhaite,  John Houston,  Members of the  Council.  }  Auditors.  These are the officers of the South Kootenay  Board of Trade elected at the-regular .quarterly  meeting on Tuesday afternoon.  W. A. Jowett, of Nelson, and James R. Robertson, of Victoria, were elected members of  the board.  The Council were empowered to take siich  action as they considered best to secure needed  improvements on the Government wharf ; the  creation of Nelson and Kootenay Lake district  as an independent customs district, with headquarters in Nelson ; and the completion of the  Kaslo-Slocan wagon road to New Denver.  The Secretary was authorized to draft a letter  deprecating the attempt made to apply Government fuuds in discharge of private debts in  connection with the building of trails, and in  defiance of the judgment of the Gold Commissioner.  The following members were present: Messrs.  Lemon, Bigelow, Applewhaite, Holt, Wilson,  Ren wick, Houston, P. B. C. Turner, J! A.  Turner, Gilker, Hume, Hunt, Madden and  Squires.  A COSTLY WAGON EOAD  The  Maslo  Committee Feed Fat loaves   and  Fishes  in Anticipation of the Government Subsidy.  Gold Commissioner Fitzstubbs has not the  highest form of regard for the ability of the  Kaslo wagon road committee.  The Gold Commissioner explained that while  the road was in the committee's hands over  $7,000 of the Government appropriation had  been spent. Upwards of 35 men were employed  on the work, including a number of ''rock-  men." The wages paid were higher than any  paid on any other Government work of similar  nature, embracing a foreman at $6 per day  with $2 per day additional for his horse.  9  a  On the whole, for over $7,000 the Kaslo  road builders have given the District one and  one quarter miles of roadway," added the Gold  Commissioner.  The Band Concert.  March,���������Radiance Chambers  Overture���������Medland, with baratone solo Southwell  Solo by S. D. Schultz.  Andante and Waltz���������Elysian Bowman  March���������Ococe  Chambers  Cornet Polka...........   Ripley  Solo by Charles Scanlan,  Andante and Waltz���������Tandresse .  Waldtenfel  Auld Lang Syne.  The above programme will be rendered by the  Nelson band this evening in the open air, under  Charles Scanlan, musical.  Action on  promissory    note.  costs.     Elliott   for  plaintiffs.  Session of the Cownty Coort.  Judge Spinks adjudicated upon the following cases at  session of the County Court on Thursday and Friday :  Heisterman v. Perdue.-  Plain tiffs non-suited with  Bowes for defendant.  Reed v. Hewitt.���������To set aside default judgments Adjourned until next court. Elliott for plaintiff. Bowes for  defendant. .  Bailey and Halpin v. LeRoi Miningand Smelting Co.���������  Action on Mechanics' Lien. Judgment for. defendants  with costs.   McLeod for plaintiffs.   Bowes for defendants.  Fillimore v. Corbell and Wyant.���������Mechanics' Lien case.  Judgment for plaintiff. McLeod for plaintiff. Bowes for  defendants.  There were 80 cases for small debt and accounts.  NOTICE.  -T^JOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A. S. FAR-  J3( WELL, as agent for the Josephine Mining Company, has filed the necessary papers aud made application  for a Crown grant in favor of the " Josephine " mineral  claim. The "Josephine" is a northerly extension of the  " Highland," Lot 258, Group 1, and is situate about 2������ miles  north-west from Ainsworth. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within 60 days from the date of this  publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 20th, 1893. Gold Commissioner.  NOTBCE.  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  City op Kootenay Land and Improvement Company  (Limited Liability)  Tntend to apply afc the expiration of three months from  the first publication of this notice for an order-in-Council  changing the name of the said Company to " The  Kootenay Land and Improvement Company, Limited  Liability."  Dated this 11th day of April, A.D. 1893. -  BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company, Limited Liability. 146-13  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������000,000    .    $2,930,000  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE FUND,  ������2<������0,000      .    .        1,265,333  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  BRAISTCHES:  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanai-  mo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco,  Portland, Tacoma, and  Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND'.OOERESPOIDENTS:��������� ���������  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Merchants' Bank of Canada and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Molson's Bank and branches  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of Commerce,  New YorK;  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  Q AVINGS department-  deposits received at $1 and upwards, and interest  allowed (present rate) at 3������ per cent, per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT, .;  Nelson, July 17,1893. , Agent.  ���������\TT   P. ROBINSON,  * GENERAL    AUCTIONEER,  6^  -NELSON,   B.C.  Wanted���������Consignments of Household Goods,  ;  Surplus Stock, Etc., for Auction.  Prompt returns.  All business transactions strictly confidential.  NOTICE.  IkTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  JJ% from date hereof I intend to apply for a Crown  grant to the " Etna " mineral claim situated on Toad  Mountain, West Kootenay District. t  This application will be made undar clause 3o,     Mineral  Act 1891."  Copies of the field notes and plat can be seen at the office  of the Goverhment agent, Nelson.  '    :���������;   -������������������: ���������'      *' " '   CHARLES "VAN'NESS;  ���������  Nelson, B.C., July 10th, 1893. 158-8  J&gS  jfitit  .<JBRg  ������ftj*  I  ft.  iV7������,n '  tatVft  ���������-���������>-'  E*?I?P^I������W^^^  7J"i-.! ","F" * M:]"*TCTW-"ii���������  'uu    ii   ill j.   A^ ..T'l--  ���������,rtT������ "-'V'iS" apj?^8^^^^^^^^^^^^S!^^^S5  WJ������/&t9^nsflAl!fSSSSSeataBmKstaaBmi  &  ���������I  THEM^^  ������������������P^!������p?������5  This Townsite has been Surveyed,  and is now on  arket, bein  held at Reasonable Prices.  e   low  m  ;*l  m  %^^$%^������)  S^^gO^S^S3^^E3^^^S3!^^S3fe^fea  e  9  anager  ���������������������  KHb_  ^M^fff������sf.'������*s������>j!3^sir^v mm&smm  THE  MINEE:    NELSON.  B.  0,   SATUEDAY,  JULY   22,  189&  Thb Miwsk is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailod fco subscribers at the following cash-in-advahce  r&to&a: Three months $ 1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  COtfTKACT ADVKRTISKMKNTS WILL   BE  INSERTED AT THE  TAto of |3an inch (down the column) per month.   A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.;  Tbakmbnt Advertisements will hk inserted for  15 cents a line tor the first UlSC-' "^n ��������� nd 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Tw������:v������ Hnes of 9 words  each make an inch. All ad, ertisements 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.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  enrelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.    -  Address The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  neslon,  b.c.  BRIGHTER DAYS COMING.   .  It is pleasant to note that now, when the sky-  seems darkest, a new hope has been born for  the province.  The sealing industry for the present year is  an assured success, and the most conservative  estimate that over $1,000,000 will find their way  into circulation as a result.  The prosperity which this will bring tOrVic-  toria must of necessity have its influence on the  other sections of the province. It will tend to  greatly lessen the financial strain which made  business uncomfortable in Victoria for the past  year, and will doubtless afford considerable  money for outside investment.  In view of the scarcity of money in West  Kootenay^ and the uncertainty attending the  issue of the silver question, the District offers  some wonderfully good buys to those who have  ready money to invest and sufficient courage to  stay with silver through the few dark days  which seem to have closed round the white  metal.  LOSING  VALUABLE PRIZES.  .  The London Mining Journal  neglects  no  opportunity to give its host of readers', the   latest  and most reliable information regarding British  Columbia and its resources.    The following from  their last issue is ah index of the feeling  which  the Journal entertains toward this province.  We have not yet done  it will  be seen,   with  British Columbia or its  mining, railway and  allied industries.    There is nothing to be  got in  this world  without  agitation  and hammering  away; and  though British  Columbia is a great  and coming colony���������both as regards mining and  other things���������its advent to a foremost rank can  only come about when it is driven home to the  public on this side that their masterly inactivity  and indifference with regard to the resources of  the colony are combining to loose for them many  valuable prizes.  Having dealt fully in former interviews of this  series with   metalliferous   mining in,   and  the  railway developments of British Columbia, we  had  no hesitation  in   seizing   an  opportunity  which occurred the other day of supplementing  what had gone before with further independent  information from a reliable  source.   Mr. H. T.  Ceperly, a gentleman with  long American   experience,  a resident   in  British Columbia for  some years, and the Vice President fo the Vancouver Board of Trade,   has been  on a flying  visit to this country on business,   and sailed on  Saturday last on his return to his adopted home.  The views of so shrewd,   capable,   and   "live"  man were worth having, and Mr.   Ceperly very  courteously called at Finch-lane  on   the  eve  of  his departure and placed himself at our disposal,  Then follows a lengthy interview on the general resources of the province, in which many  important points are brought out in strong relief. This course on the part of this and other  leading British journals cannot fail to accomplish much good for us, not only in the way of  causing this region to become better known, but  in inducing capitalists to turn their attention  this way.  Once this is done, and the result proven remunerative, as they no doubt would be if properly directed effort went first, the remainder of  the problem solves itself. There wTill be no diffi  culty in finding thousands eager to follow the  first few successful ones.  In the mean time, as the Journal justly remarks, many valuable prizes are being lost  through inactivity and indifference.  COST OR SILVER.  Some weeks ago The Miner published an  estimate of the cost per ounce of producing  silver in the various western mining states.  The statement was in general terms, that but  very few mines in the west could run with  silver under 70, and that the number would  rapidly decrease as the price went down, until  at anything below 60 the mining industry of the  west would be paralyzed.  The Mining and Scientific Press takes this  matter up in its last issue, and by an elaborate  set of figures arrives at the same conclusion.  Some of the figures areias follows :  The average cost of the silver product of the  Unitecl States for 1891 was 85c. per ounce, not  allowing for assossments or other forms of new  capital invested in the business.  The U.S. Mint Director addressed interrogatories to producers in this country, and received  many replies. The results are not very satisfactory, but serve as the best basis obtainable.  From the appended calculation it will be seen  that for the given selection of enterprises in  California, Arizona, Colorado, Montana and  Utah the mean cost of producing one fine ounce  of silver, the selection being limited to 155 in  number, is not less than $0,524. This is exclusive of all allowances on capital account for  amortiz^tioh. The 12 enterprises selected in  Montana produced two-thirds of all the silver  of that region. The five mines in Utah yielded  over two-thirds of the product of that territory.  The Colorado properties were distinctly silver  mines. The four California mines were producing silver and no gold. The summary is as follows :���������  State  or  Territory-  Arizona..  Calif oria.  Colorado.  Montana.  Utah   3  3-.������  &  CD O  cn  CD  CD i������������������  c-f- -3  P"5  5  4  129  12  5  I o  8-  o  i-h  GO  t->.  ������������������'  <  CD  1,119,562  237,737  4,420,642  8,072,993  3,803,453  Total    155 17,655,387  $9,242,256 $0,524  ������ s Sop;  Q 0  x  JCD  $0,832  .51  .61  .433  .525  fcj'CD O  ?09  !   931,475  121,246  2,696,591  3,495,606  1,997,338  O   tD  O p  ���������d "  CD  3  o  O  CDCP?  Adding to this interest on capital invested in  costly plant, and making due allowances for  amortization of capital account, and it will be  seen that the figures given by The Miner were  sufficiently exact.  A BETTER FEELING.  The rapid formation all over the western portion of the United States, of Bimetalic leagues  and the important part which they appear destined to play in.future American politics, leads  to some questions regarding their principals  and object. The motto blazoned on the banners  of the League is "We must have the free and  unlinited coinage of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1".  Back of this is a well defined idea of the growing importance of the West as a factor in the  scheme of government. As yet however, many  of the ideas advanced by thesilver leaders, while  they may sound very well from a platform, and  read well in the columns of the newspapers, unfortunately most of them as yet scarcely seem  to be of that nature which will enable them to  stand the test of time.  When the blood of men is up and they stand  together to resist what they feel is a common  wrong, they often overlook vexatious details,  and for a time work for the common good. But  the pressure removed, and amidst the endless  routine of dull work-day life, self again comes  uppermost, and the man who found it very easy  to charge up to a cannons mouth in the face of  shot and shell, develops a sneaking desire to let  hid wife split kindling wood.  All this talk about "Riding in blood to the  horses bridles" will not hasten the quotation of  silver at 100; The true friends of silver must  not only be brought to realize this, but ihust be  shown the folly of vigorously applauding every  "jaw-smith" who chooses to pour out his cheap  eloquence (?) on the situation, and rounds liis  periods with incendiary clap-trap.  Let them come together and discuss these  great and difficult problems like men who realize the gravity of the situation, instead of acting like a mob of angry school-boys deprived of*  a half holiday. For the ultimate success of the  silver agitation the "bridle deep" style of orations are beginning to give place to something  more sensible. The following from Montana  sum up the feelings and ideas which have taken  the place of the "give me gore"  sentiments.  Is there any good reason why the trans-Mississippi states may not have a sound banking  system of their own?  How much longer is this vast region going to  bend the knee to Wall street and its transatlantic dictators.  Where is the east going to invest its millions  of idle capital if we do not give the high rates of  interest which they demand?  California, Oregon, Colorado and Washington  can furnish us with,mining machinery, wToolen  goods and almost everything which we do not  produce at home. Why can we not through  mutual interest patronize each other?  We can have a gold and silver banking system  ofourowu. If we cannot coin our own metals  we can issue cirtificates for gold and silver bullion, use our gold for paying interest on state,  county and city bonds held in the East until  we refund them,and make them payable in gold  and silver. The silver can be used at home for  labor, produce and local obligations.  California, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada,  Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Washington, Idaho  South Dakota and Montana can \more than  double their present output of goldi provided  that we who toil in the depths work the  old, and in many cases, abandoned camps in the  states and territories here mentioned.  Will it pay to work those diggings? This in  the majority of instances can be answered in  the affirmative. Can we get $5.50 per day for  oiirwork? In many cases we canuot,but where  average judgement is used in selecting ground  to work we can make a fair living until better  times come, and wTe are justified in returning to  our former positions. We will have to cut down  our expenses, we cannot treat so often, and our  families may be deprived of many of the little  luxuries which they heretofore enjoyed, but we  can by steady effort support ourselves respectably until the future becomes brighter.  PRACTICALLY INOPERATIVE.  Elsewhere in this issue appear two letters  on the vexed question of surface rights. The  Act as amended in 1893 states that a Crown  grant to the surface rights contains only the  right to the surface of the claim for the purpose  of getting out the minerals contained therein,  including all operations connected therewith.  All remaining surface rights shall be deemed  vested in the Crown and may be granted and  disposed of as provided by the land laws for the  time being in force. It would appear from Mr.  Sproat's letter that the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works has decided to temporarily  render this section inoperative pending the  next session, by refusing to grant pre-emption  of the remaining surface rights.  In the meantime, under the Premier's interpretation, the miner has a right to consider his  claim his home.  i%  ���������i j������& .^"^WKg^Sw:  ttrlt  ���������I  I  ,1  A^^JiXi/t-f^.US������iJiAti3'ici^,  ^E2SS2dS}SS52SSflaS3iisas3s������ia  X������lSW^aSBSSSSSS3SS3aaSassmseBasi^^  \  .THE-MINEE: NELSON, B, 0., SATUEDAY, JULY 22, 1893.  DAVIE  ON SURFACE RIGHTS  THE PEEMIEE ENDEAVOES TO EXPLAIN  THE INTENT OF THE ACT.  He Reiterates tlie Statement that tlie Object Sought  to he Obtained by the Act was the Prevention  of land Grabbing- under tlie Guise of Mining.���������  There may be Further Changes.  "I have your letter of the 29th of April, in  which you say that you are informed by the  Gold Commissioner that he is not in a position  to pass any opinion on , section twenty-three of  the revised "Mineral Act," as he does not  understand it.  "I can see nothing fraudlent nor unjust in  section 23, of the Act; on the contrary it seems  , to me to be a provision that should have become law long ago. It has not any retrospective effect, and consequently would not, I take  it, apply to any record made prior to tlie 11th  of April, but it certainly will, and is intended  to,   govern   all   cases of record made after that  date.  '���������There is nothing in the principle of this  section at variance with your opinion that the  miner's mineral claim is his home. So long as  he occupies his claim, it is intended that he  shall have a home there, and shall have the surface tor ail purposes connected with the working of his claim, which of course includes his  making his home upon ms claim.  fct Wnat is aimed at by the 'section to abolish,  is the right under guise of a mineral record to  appropriate large quantities of Crown Land,  wiien the acquiring of Crown JLana, except  under pre-emption or purchase by auction, has  been aoolisneu. by statu le.  "It is not the policy of the mining law that  mining claims shall be taken up for any thing  but the actual acquisition of the mineral thereunder, and: the policy of ."the.law moreover is  that as soon as a mineral claim ceases to be  used for the purposes for which it was located,  that the surface rights thereunder should revert  to the Crown.  "However, of course we cannot interfere,  arid do not desire to interfere,with the.locations  already made although proceeding, as 1 think  we must all admit, under an imperfect law."  Theodore Davie.  The above was received in Nelson in answer-  to a request that an explanation be given on  section 23 of the amended act, the Gold Commissioner having considered himself not in a  position to give any opinion as to the meaning  of the clause.  Since the above was written, applications have  been made for Crown grants on properties  located prior to April 11, but in each case the  surface rights were withheld.  Nevada has no mines worked exclusively for  gold, although gold occurs to a greater or less  degree in'all the silver ores. Hence the closing  of the silver mines will effect  the gold  output.  RESIDENT  PHYSICIAN  CARIBOO DISTRICT.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF RESIDENT Physician for the lower part of the Cariboo  District will be received at the Provincial Secretary's  Office, until Saturday, the loth day of July, next.  Government stipend at the rate of $G00 per annum.  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th June, 1893, . 157-2  EPS*  Land S  ������      ������  ofs5 Fiii$ii)g fei$gii)eepsf  Cr^ijeraLl  Agei|l;s  lor  The Supply Town  of the  Rich   Lardo-Duncan  District. *        .  The Head of Navigation on Kootenay Lake,  and you must go there to get into the  DUNCAN    GOLD    FIELDS,  The   Centre   of  One   of   the * Richest   Mining  Regions in  North America.  E. 0. OAKPENTEK, Manager.  All the principal mines in Slocan District can be reached  in from two to seven miles from this hotel, which is  located at Three Forks on Carpenter creek.  The Dining Room is under the immediate superienten  dence of Mr. C. Bowen, formerly of Windsor hotel of  Butte, Montana, and the Rogers' hotel, Missoula  who will see to it that the cuisine of the Three Forks  is not excelled by that of any other hotel in West  Kootenay.    Special Kates for Weekly Boarders.  Private Rooms for Transient Cluests.  Double  Dressed,  Single   Dressed,  SHIPLAP,  CEILING,  LATHS,  RUSTIC,  FLOORING,  SHINGLES,  ���������eoimens nice  ALL DIMENSIONS OF  ROUGH     LUMBER.  Can't be picked up on the trails and  wagon roads of West Kootenay,  out he who works for them can get  them, and when you have them  just remember you can save them  when   buying Clothing by going to  . SQUIRE,  Merchant Tailor, Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  Having bought the stock of the  Davies-Sayward Sawmill Co'y. I  am prepared to furnish builders  with Lumber of the above lines.  SPECIAL   RATES  BUILDING   CONTRACTORS  Corner Lake and Ward Sts.,   Nelson, B.C.  NOTICE.  THE     UNDERSIGNED     WILL    NOT    BE     RESPONSIBLE for any debts contracted under the name  of Alwin & Kirkup, from this date.  June 1st. 1893.  WM. KIRKUP.  n  .t, ... .:,";.;.*,. ���������,'...  ������������������ c ...nfv ���������,-..���������-. -��������� ,���������;.,. --'v.:--..���������-.'.** ?,������..-. *>..V' ���������i j !-���������>-. .'p. .���������:*.���������.<---.:��������������������������� :f .'.��������� ������������������ -'.s> ���������.���������-..*.���������:*-���������- -.   ������.������.   ~.j-'���������.���������.'-,-'������.��������� ?-.^.s1 ������������������.������������������*-..' "/���������-.'.-. ���������>..���������." .i-'l"*-. '-y l\.'\.:i ���������*.-.,-_;���������  I.  *������������������ "������'  1   -Tii U  &������w&?$3ek&:- ?Kfc \ivH������i'������aa aS.S'A'f  THE MDTEK: NBLSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JULY 15, 1893.  ������ r @  We 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.  We are also  agents  for  EVANS  PIANOS   AND   DOHERTY  OR'GANS.  JAMES''MACDQlMALb & GO.  NELSON   STOKE:    ��������� ^ '  No. 4 Houston tfc Ink Building, Josephine Street.  NBL\  S  WILSON & WILL!  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND .GRABf- FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on.Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue*  gMwwwiaaa!���������bmc������  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  MEALS AT ALL HOURS,  DAY OR NIGHT  MRS. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  WATSOW,   B.C.  Tlie TOWN OF WATSOiV is situated between  Bear and Fish Lakes, on (he Kaslo-Slocan  wagon road, 20 miles from Kaslo and 10 miles  from New Denver, is the most central point in  Slocan district.  TSie WATSON HOTEL is one of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country. The dining  room and kitchen are in charge of female help  of experience. The bar is stocked with the best  brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PROPRIETORS.  AYvkhi?'MiAN- Wj��������� FIFTEEN YEAR'S EXPERI-  -O. ENCEm business, and now manager of a first pHoo  genera store in the N. W. T. wishes to comnmnicito wfth  some live man  who is willing to furnish half the oaStnl  ^^L%rPenAA^ a 8t������rein some important town of  Kootenay, B.C.   Address J., care of The Miner.  a  ARCHITECT    AND   SUPERINTENDENT,  Plans, Specifications, and Detail  Drawings Furnished.  Josephine Street, near Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of  All  Classes of Machinery.    Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   9IANUFACTUBB21ES   OF   TSffE  ill, B. Q, Shingle  ���������team  We 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,.Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTIM ENGINES AM) ST  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., YArJOOUVEE, B. 0.  Agent West Kootenay.  J. W. OAMPIOH, ,j  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager  Split Cane, G-reenheart and  Steel rods. Devon Minnows  Oiled Silk and other Lines  Casts and Traces, Bait- Hook,  (plain and on gut), Fly Books  Spoon Baits, Single Action  and Multiplying Reels, Willow Baskets, Flies and Pearl Spoons, expressly made for  the Kootenay Rivers. '  Mail orders receive prompt and careful attention.  Wholesale and Retail.  GIWSJAKER,  yANOQTjyBB/'B.' O.  $  '* Initial"IB������st"   Notices,  drsiwia. wp Hinler  tlie provisions of tine new Mining  Act, iunl.giving" lnci������i directions now  to Stake a .Claim ������n������Iev tlsis Act may  l>e procui'cil from  Turner Bros.  Gilker.& Wells, Ten. Cents per copy.  Nelson News Depot.  In lots of 50 and 100 at The Miner Office.  T  A  HE SUBSCRIBER HAS IN,STOCK  or en route from the Coast :  1 Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash and Doors,  2  Carload Dry Clear Fir Flooring, 4. inch,  1 Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, 4 i?ich,  1 Carload Factory Cedar,  An ��������� Immense.  Stock of  Common lumber,  Shingles, laths, Mouldings, Etc., as usual.  G. O. Buchanan,  Kooteiiay.LakeSazumill^  NELSON AND KASLO.  B  bS*  ISTE!T_.SOISr,     IB. O.  Office ;   Victoria Street.  BE OUR NEW  Toys at 20% Discount to Prepare  for Fall Stock.  You Drink Beer, of Coursef  Then Drink the Best:  Be sure you get it. The best qualty  and lowest prices in Liquors, Cigars]  and Provisions at  HUDSON'S. BAY COMFY  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS FOR  Hiram Walker & Son's,     ' 0���������,q     -Fort Garry Flour Mills,  Limited,  Manitoba;  'J H       IhiVl  CAKES,   CANDIES,  ALWAYS ON HAND  Baker St., East of Josephine st.  Address, Nelson  or Kaslo, B. 0.  '^3  4  i-.V.V.j,3 5    f ,      .      fcl'   ft d**   '���������   I   If    ��������� '     * I *. I...    J      ������        ,-      -  We W������3!$������&gS$@^&tt2as^is^.c^  h12&n*gJ322X!2!ZBSana  V  \  THE  MINEE:    NELSON.   B.  0,,  SATURDAY,  JULY   22,  1893.1  ~A  new Railway  under Construction.  Market rises in the Railway  of Government of  -West Kootenay.  qI^~~^}M$Z^  4  Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale   in    NAKUSF DAWSON and ROB SO N.<  "^^^^^^i^R, La-hd Commissioner G. & K.Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C  SPE01T ON THE CONCEPTION  OF    THAT    OELEBEATED    MBTEKAL    ACT  AMENDMENT  ACT.  Another Kiel* is Registered Against tlie Clause in  4ne Act which Willtolds Hie Ssarf'ace Bights  from   the   Crown Grant of   a -.Mineral Claim.���������  Where the Kemedy lies.  To The Miner :���������I have had occasion,lately  as the agent or trustee of several clients holding  mineral claims in Slocan, to bring to the notice  of the government the situation in which their  claims are or may be placed by the operation of  section 23 of the 'kMineral Act (189i)Amendment  Act 1893" relating to surface rights. . The Land  Office recognized promptly the evils of the dual  ownership of the surface which this section purports to create, and the Chief Commissioner  will do immediately what is in his power, and  seems to him fit, with a view of affording relief  under the circumstances outlined, pending the  next session of the Legislature.  This mitigating, if not wholly remedial action  may take the form of an order forbidding the  pre-emption of the "Kemaining surface rights"  on claims, thus maintaining the status quo at  any rate. The 'matter being of general iuierest  you may perhaps permit your columns to be  used for the purpose of giving the above information to the miners of West,Kootenay district.  The lawyers say that no matter when, or under  what act, claims were taken up, grants issued in  respect of them,after the 12th of April last,must  be issued subject to that section, lam going to  recommend 'my clients not to apply for any  grant until after the next session. What the  legislature should be asked to do requires careful consideration. The mere repeal of thesection  will leave claims in respect of which grants are  or may be issued after the 12th April last, i_ an  exceptionally bad position as regards surface  rights, and some of these claims are the most  important in the dist rict,  You cannot have a stronger illustration of the  disadvantageof ourdistrict beingonly nominally  represented in thelegislature. This cobra-headed  clause, which poisons a great industry, now  needing all reasonable help, and which lowers  materially the value of every claim in the district, except those which have grants dated before the 12th April last, passed the House without debate, or even remark, during the last  week of the 1893 session. It fitly tops the misbegotten, bastard act of 1891, scissored by a  parcel of lavmen, some of whom could not  understand a.^section when it was spelled out  for them. We all suffer thereby, and are bound  to suffer, but the difficulty is that the ordinary  mine?-, naturally enough, has little, forecast of  the effect of bad law, until it grinds him personally. The legislature, and we may now' say the  government, only desire sound information and  the welfare of the district.  Tha electorate of West Kootenay may cry out  as they will, they themselves are wholly and  solely to blame for the existence of a law which  vexes investors, deters capital, and breeds law  suits that settle nothing. As it has been so I  suppose it will be..' -Thedegreeof the intelligence  of the electorate must  remain  the  measure of  our mining legislation.  G. M. Sproat.  L5QUOR   LICENSE  APPLICATION.  MOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  iN from date I intend applying to the Gold Commissioner, for a license to sell liquor in my hotel, situate at  1 Nelson7KC.,'July3, 1893. HENRY SHERAN.  ���������BEOKERS'--.-M)TICE  From and af cer July 1st. tlie  undersigned will /be prepared  to attend to all consignments of  G-oods and Chattels held at the  Outport of Nelson, B. C, for  payment of Customs' Duties.  '������������������-���������,.-...-*C; HAMBER,  Nelson,  B.C.'  ������JA_9ITA~ (all paid u������>,. $12,00������,0������9  IU.ST,        .       .... 0,000,00������  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Kelson 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.  Rate of interest at present Sh per cent.  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken  for work  at  all   points   in  West Kootenay,.  TO  -.'  Messrs.   Kirk &   Ritciii e  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyors,  Nelson,  B.C.,  Have published   in pocket  form an  PROSPECTORS  Many claims were taken up  past year by parties unable  to make the improvements  required by law.  These will  lapse one year after date of  record.     Doubtless many of  these claims will be found to : '."���������..   ,     tx  be very valuable, and there will be a rush to restake them  when they lapse.  The publication gives the date of record, name of locator  and a description of each claim.  The cost of getting the above information respecting  one single claim from the Slocan Recorder s office would,  be greater than the price of this book.  The Price has been lowered to $2.00.  Apply to Messrs. GILKER & WELLS, Nelson,  Or to Messrs. RICHARDSON & BE ALE Y, Kaslo.  c   ~^T-   busk:,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL ~l- LAND  -!- SURVEYOR  BALFOUE3B.   O.  Telephone Connection.  R. 0. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, .and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASS AYE R,  Af^D   rVHNlMG   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on.   All assays undertaken.   Furnaces1^ and   concentrating   plants   planned   a,ld   e.rected  Treatment for ores given.   Ores bought and sold.   Box  73l,Vancouver, B. C.  W. M. MACKINNON, 0. E.  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Imgation,~~Water   Power, * Bridges  Structural Iron Work, Etc,  Office  corner Homer and Cordova sts.,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  133-tf  j. A. KIRK  J.  F. RITCHIE  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  photo-topographioal surveys.  Office   over   Bank   of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C  ^zcL^irsr   m.:  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  - Kootenay Lake Country.  JLI31E    FOR   SALE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  $  u  It  '-A  'X> *_*".������."*������������������_* -  -?Ja .-J't������f ������. 'J J.ri'*t-r'������^lJ_���������.-^( M  ��������� ^^-MMfMX.-iri���������a/i_-._ri?i jtj- r'M  1--"  _A_>.-������-^i-_.t-.  ,-wS' ri^5._ _"_r-S*-l"_���������kJt.���������*'(~��������� *."*i-*V/W,i'"S������������ ������������JV^,,������.l ������1-,jfiR_i. J j;������^J^������raAW**������*������_iiV>^i������-^";^^rf^���������r,W.TS3-r������ie*"aJ~.  8  THE  MI_TEE:    NELSON.  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  JULY   22,  1893.  UNITED STATES POLITICIANS.  As  they are  Pictured  by aw Irate Champion of* the  MucH Depreciated WHite Metal.  The Anaconda Standard refers to the present  American congress in the following mild language.  The American people do not fully understand  that, the great mena.ee to the American government for the past 30 years, and to-day, is the  American congress. They do not realize that if  all Europe were arming to-day to come over  here to subjugate us, that we  would not be  in  half the danger of the destruction of our government that we are to-day from the corruption  and debauchery anddishonest vicious legislation  on   the part  of our own   American  congress.  They do not grasp fully the fact that it is * but  a bankers' and railroad presidents' club, a standing political convention, the leading burlesque  of the age onpopular'.representation'; a body of  special pleaders, and shrewd attorneys for trusts  and monopolies, the house of Judas Iscariot and  and the rendezvous of all shades, kind and classes  of political buzzards and boodlers.  What possible ground is there, then,   for  tlie  American people upon whicn to base any hope  of relief from the  financial  slough  of despond  that such a congress has brought the  country  into?    This condition is not the result of accident  or oversight.    It is the enevitable. result of long  years of chicanery, legislative jugglery, trickery .  and bribery.    The  American  people have, paid  that congress salaries and mileage for the last 20  years, only to be rnisrepresented and robbed by  them.    While the toilers have|labored, and  the  great   middle classes   pursued   iinsnspect/ingly  their various avocations, this same congress has  passed and set  in   motion  the  desolating laws  known as the "seven"financial conspiracies that  have enslaved the American people," one of the  darkest and tnost "damnable"of which is  the de-  monetizatinn of silver.  NOTICE.  TvTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  IN after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Commissioner of Lands and Works for West Kootenay District  for a lease of 2,000 inches of water, to be taken from the  Three Forks of Carpenter Creek at a point about five  miles from the mouth of Carpenter Creek, the water to be  sod for milling, mining1, water works, domestic and  other purposes. CHARLES fiUGONIN.  Nelson, June 19, 1893. 155-8  NOTICE OF SAL  To Augustus Carney, of tlte Town of Kaslo, in Kootenay District, off flSritisU Columbia, ������iiul Albert  Barrett, of the Town of Nelson, in sai������l Kootenay  I>istrict, and the BSanlc of Montreal, at the said  Town of kelson, and all Others Whom it May in  Anywise Concern :  Notice is hereby given that under and by virtue of a  power of sale contained in a certain indenture of mortgage bearing date the twenty-fifth day of November, in  the year of our   Lord one thousand eight hundred and  ninety-two, and duly registesed in the office for the Registration of Deeds at the City of Victoria, in said Province  of British Columbia in Charge Book, Vo'  "12, Folio 11, and  numbered 13890,  and made  between, ti^e said Augustus  Carney and Albert Barrett, therein described as of the  said  town of Nelson,  merchants, of   the first part,   and  Malcolm Mclnnes and Patrick Burns, of the town of Calgary, in  the District of Alberta, one of the Territories of  the Canadian North-West, cattle dealers, imrties therein  of the second part, there will for the purpose of satisfying  the moneys secured by said mortgage, default having been  made in the payment thereof, be sold at Public Auction at  the premises herein described, on Thursday,  the sixth  day of Jerry next,  at ten   o'clock in the forenoon, the  lands   and   premises mentioned and   described  in   said  indenture and mortgage as follows :  " Those lots of land situate in the said town of Nelson,  " and numbered lots two and three in block twelves as  " said lots and block are marked out on the official map or  "plan of the said town of Nelson," together with all  houses, buildings, edifices and privileges (hereto belonging.  Dated this twenty-sixth day of May, A.D. 1893.  MALCOLM McINNES,  PATRICK BURNS,  F. McLEOD, Nelson, B.C., Mortgagees.  Solicitor for Mortgagees.  TAKE NOTICE that the above sale is postponed to  WEDNESDAY, THE 19th DAY OF JULY, at ten  o'clock in the forenoon, in front of the   Carney  block,  Nelson, B.C.  Dated this 6th day of July, 1893.  MALCOLM McINNES,  PATRICK BURNS,  F. M. McLEOD, Mortgagees.  Solicitor for Mortgagees. 157-2  ANA'DIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute  Prom rTELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay Points  To the PA0IPI0 00AST and to trie EAST.  TKAINS. TO   ANB>   FROM ^NJBLSOX '.DAILY.  Direct Connection at Robson every  .       Tnesday, Tharsday and 'Saturday Evening',  With Steamer for Revelstoke, where connection is made  with Canadian Pacific-East bound and Westbound through  . trains. ,. ���������'��������� "..  ,      Through Tickets Issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed,  combining Palatial Dining and  Sleeping Gars,  Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping  .Cars-and.Free Colonist Sleeping Cars.     4  For information as to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest  .agent,  -    J.'-HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson, : /  ''���������'.'���������:.' ".'���������,'    Or to .'GEO': McL. "ttl&frwX,"    .������������������;  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  Gofumhia fiKootenay Sfaam Nav.Co  a        in  7?������n    -   *V"������.n  INTO  EFFECT MONDAY, . JUNE  26TH,   1893.  REVELSTOKE ROUTE  Steamer LYTTQN, connecting with Canadian Pacific  railway at Revelstoke for all Eastern and Coast points  Leaves Robson���������Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at 9 p.in.  Leaves Revelstoke���������Tuesdays,  Thursdays, Saturdays   at  4.30 a.m.  Passengers from Nelson should take the C. & K.  train  leaving at 3 p.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  BONNERS FERRY ROUTE  Steamer NELSON, connecting with the Great Northern  railway for all Eastern points and for Spokane  and the Coast.  Leaves Nelson���������Sundays at 5 p.m.,  Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo���������Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 am  Arrives at Bonners Ferry on Mondays, Wednesdays and  Fridays at 7 p.m.,  Leaves Bonners Ferry Tuesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays at 4 a.m. -  Arrives at Nelson Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at  7 p.m.                         ,  ��������� .  NORTHPORT  ROUTE  Steamer COLUMBIA, running in connection with  the C. & K. Railway and the S. F. & N. Rail way between Nelson and Spokane, making close connection  Spokane with Northern Pacific, Great Northern and  Union Pacific for all points east and west.  Leaves Robson daily except Sunday at i a.m.  Leaves Northport daily .except Sunday at 11 a.m.  Passengers  for Spokane should take  C. & K.   trains  leaving Nelson daily except Saturday.  Tourists from  Spokane for Glacier, Banff and other  C.P.R. resorts make close connection at Robson with  boats for Revelstoke.  KASLO ROUTE  Steamer NELSON  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10pm  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo on Sundays at 5 p.m.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson on   Tuesdays,   Thursdays   and  Saturdays at about 3 p.m.  Steamer SPOKANE  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo   on   Tuesdays,   Thursdays   and  Saturdays at 9 a.m.  Leaves Kalso for Nelson on   Sundays,   Wednesdays   and  Fridays at 8 a.m.  LARDO ROUTE  Steamer SPOKANE  Leaves Nelson for Lardo   on   Tuesdays,   Thursdays   and  Saturdays at 9 a.m.  Leaves  Kaslo for Lardo  on   Tuesdays,   Thursdays and  Saturdays at 3 p.m.  Leaves Lardo for Kaslo and Nelson on Saturdays at 6 p.m.  and on Wednesdays and Fridays at*4 a.m.  The Company reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at the  Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  J. W. Troup, Manager.  .(Notary Public.)  Mining and Eeal Estate  BROKER,  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  representing  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers "of all kinds of mining, machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No.   1,  JOSEPHINE -STREET,   NELSON,  B.C.  Lots for Sale in  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best-residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A.  Jowett, agent, for Nelson and district,  or Innes������fef Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  Mining- & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission. Agent.  JOSEPHINE'STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  nr^  I JL~J K~/    JL   JL   X.   JL    JL���������# J  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing docurafents drawn up.  Town Lots  Lands   and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission,  Subscribe   for  VICTORIA, B.C.  The paily-.Tiijtes  Stibscrifition, $io per annum,  In advance.  5  9  The H/eekSy Tiijies  Stibscrifition, $2 for annum,  Ifi advance.  Independent in Politics,  Fullest Telegraphic Reports, :  Correspondents in every District.  THE TIMES  PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.,  VICTORIA, B.C.  WM. TEMPLEMAN, MANAGER.  'si  >4  M  Si  &. THE MUSTEK: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JULY 22, 1893.  9  LOCATED   ON  NORTH  THE    COLUMBIA   RIVER   AT   BEAVER   CREEK,    ABOUT   TWO   MIL  OF   THE    PEND   D'OREILLE   RIVER,   THE   PROPERTY   OF   THE  I    Esa I^#^   ������        Ehb^"%  I TD,  W1SIM  IS   THE   TOWNSITE   OF  A Typical Site for a large City, being level bench land, perfectly adapted for Building Purposes,  and is the SELECTED junction of the Eiver and Eailway Transportation. '  ^  is the only natural location for a Centre of Supply for the great Placer and  Hydraulic Mines of the Pend d'Oreille an} almon Rivers, and the Gold and  Silver Mines of Trail Greek,  is the Construction Headquarters of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Eailway,  and will always be a splendid location for supply warehouses.  PEICES : $150 for Corners ; $100 for Inside Lots  TERMS : One-third Cash, one-third in 2 months,  one-third in 4 months, with interest at  8 per cent, on deferred payments.  TITLE   CROWN   GRANT  PURCHASERS   CAN   APPLY  At NELSON, to HAROLD selous  At SAYWARD, to W. M. NEWTON  AtNANAIMO, to MARODS WOLFE  At KASLO, to J. L. RETALLACK  At VICTORIA, Eoom JTo. 7, Eoard of Trade building  DA VIES, ..^Manager.  TE0UT LAKE CITY  As might have been expected the glorious  weather which has prevailed during the past  week has given a powerful stimulus to business.  Andy Craig, C. B. Hume's manager, reports a  steady increase in his sales and sufficient goods  are disposed of to keep thirty pack horses constantly oil the trail between the town and the  north-east arm.  Prospectors and others continue to arrive  daily, and tents are scattered profusely among  the big trees on the outskirts of the townsite.  Mr. Crocket, of Poole & Co., was in town today. He reports most favorably of the prospects of the Poole group. Three shafts have  been sunk to a depth of ten feet each, with  similar results, namely, the lead is twelve feet  wide and appears to become richer as the depth  increases. One set of samples assayed showed  an average of 80 per cent, lead, 51.80 ounces of  silver, and $49.60 gold. Another set averaged  the same amount of lead and silver and about  $2 less gold. There is also a small quantity of  free gold.  The Lexington claim has been bonded to Mr.  Guy, agent for Bond, Emerson & Co., of Seattle  and New York. Mr. Guy went out some weeks  ago to visit the claim, but owing to the depth of  snow was unable to find the outcrop. Digging  haphazard in the snow he found a superficial  deposit of iron ore beneath which was the  original lead, four feet wide. The assays show  63 ounces of silver and 7 dwts. gold.  Jack Stauber, of Stauber's Lake, has been  working the Ajax. He says the ore is all that  could be desired.  John Hirch, with Campbell, Johnson and  Ward, made an unusually rich strike back near  Gainor creek. The ore runs rich in lead, copper  and silver. Messrs. Savoy and Carey staked  two claims close by.  A. H. Harrison went out to Revelstoke.  Four prospectors who have just arrived from  the Duncan river report that the Golden Eagle  claim in that countay is as yet not very successful.  Andy Craig, manager for C. B. Hume, has  some magnificent bear skins, the original possessors of which were shot at the lower end of  the lake. Andy is also a successful and enthusiastic fisherman, but, fearing the fate of  Ananias, I will refrain from giving the weights  of the monsters of the deep which have recently  succumbed to his prowess.  A gigantic white bear has been seen and shot  at by several persons lately. The uncanny  brute appears to frequent the range in the  vicinity of Lime creek. Some maintain stoutly  that it is of the Polar persuasion, while others  say that it is but an Albino silver tip.  A petition is in circulation praying for the  appointment of J. O. Piper, of the transpontine  ward, to be Justice of the Peace, pending which  appointment certain order-loving citizens have  formed themselves into a Vigilance Committee.  Their first notice may be seen posted outside  Hume's store, and is headed by an aesthetic-  looking sketch of a gentleman reposefully  dangling from the limb of a tree.  T. Dowries; P. Walker and C. Holden intend  to commence shipping ore from the Silver Cup  as soon as they can put the trail in order. The  Silver Cup lead is 22 inches wide and carries 400  ounces of silver to the ton.  The fruit trees planted out this spring are all  doing well and appear to be well suited to both  soil and climate. Potatoes, radishes and other  roots are surprisingly forward.  It is expected that a postoffice will be established here next month. Meanwhile, many and  grevious are the complaints about mail delayed  and lost on the way.  The trail between the lake and Thompson's  Landing needs systematic attention, otherwise  it will soon degenerate into a hopeless mud  puddle.  Wm. Thompson's hotel is rapidly approaching  completion, and the Maison Bourke will be  open for the reception of guests in a few days.  Tom Hamilton has returned from Victoria.  TECUMSEH    HOUSE  Josephine Street.  $  ������*������ r  '.\.  10  THE  MLNEK:    KELSON.  E.  0:,  SATUEDAY,  JULY   22,  1893.  General Merchants,  IS   OVERWORKED,  and in order to  give him a rest we  i  have  decided to close our Books on the first of July, and  from that date on we shall sell Goods for 'lASH ONL3T. at greatly Reduced Prices.  J-OZBZZEnT   -A���������   TTTElsTBE,   ZMZGKR,..  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON, B. G  NAKUSP & SLOGAN RAILED AD  THE "w 0EK WILL EE COMPLETED BY THE  END OF THE YEAE  3������an McGillivray Secures the Contract for Building  the Road���������Its Construction Will Have the Grand  Street of Propagating the mining Industry in  the Slocan lOistrlct.  An advance in the silver quotations could not  mean more to the people of West Kootenay  than did the announcement that work had been  commenced on the Nakusp & Slocan railroad.  D. McGillivray, of Vancouver, has secured  the contract, and the work must be completed  to the head of Slocan Lake by the end of the  year under forfeiture of heavy bonds.  The Slocan country, from its peculiar conformation, will be one of the easiest camps iri  the west to tap by means of a railroad. The  principal mines are in such shape that their output can be run into some central point like  Three Forks very readily, and once the problem  of transportation is solved from such a point to  the outside world the first shipments of that  famous high grade ore will cover the entire cost  of preparing a permanent means of transportation to the line of railroad. The mere fact of  the railroad being built will thus warrant the  outlay of thousands of dollars on the properties  along its' line, and will stimulate the development of hundreds of promising claims now lying idle for want of sufficient capital to push  work when quick returns on the output are  impossible, as is the case at present.  GOIN FARDER WEST.  "Things 'aint like they uster wuz,"  Said Kicker to his chum.  "I'm thinkin' that we hev good kuz  To hunt another hum."  " I tramped to Nelson on the trail,  And humped a whalin pack,  Bein' tired o' hearin' whistles wail  Their civilizin' clack.  " But now I guess the N. & S.,  The R, and A. L.,  Fort Sheppard too are comin' through  4   A tootin' up like ��������� well  " I tell you Jim, its mighty hard  A quiet man can't rest.  I'm going to git, so long old pard,  I'm going f urder west.  " Or else I'll mosey up the lake  To ther place they call Kaslo,  Ther roads up ther is only fake  Ther whistles never blow."  TO DEVELOP THE ABBOTT aEOUP  Messrs. Jowett and Chadbourne Put a Gang of Men  on for Two Months.  Messrs. Jowett anu\ Chadbourne have given  instructions to have consideaable work done on  the Abbott group of mines in the Slocan.  The work  will be commenced at once under  Engineer "Walton,.. A gang of twelve men have  started for the property under Foreman Cody.  The  men  will  be kept at work constantly for  two   months   at  least,   doing; assessment and  development work.  These mines were bonded for the London  Mercantile Association by Messrs. Jowett and  Chad bourne last fall.  NOT AFEAID TO SHIP  Another  of the   Slocan Mine  Owners  Who  is  Not  Afraid to Ship Silver  W. A. Allen, of Ottawa, the representative of  an Eastern syndicate having extensive mining  properties, has gone into the Slocan to look at  the Wellington group and other properties.  Mr.  Allen informed The Miner that if he  could arrange  with  the smelterseto take his  ore he would continue work all winter, as the  ore would stand the decline in silver.  Two extensive shipments of this ore netted  over 300 ounces to tne ton, so the owners have  not much to fear.  PUSHING THE WOEK ALONG  The C.P.R. Company's Men Were Making Fast Time  In Stringing the Telegraph Wires.  On Wednesday morning   a gang   of   about  fifteen  men  commenced   work  out   of   Kaslo  erecting the poles and  preparing the way for  the new C, P. R. telegraph  system  connecting ,  the Kootenay Lake  country   with   the   main  C. P. B. system direct.    The men had advanced  over two miles in the direction of Watson in as  many days.  A second party is working down from the  Nakusp end of the line so that everything gives  promise of the speedy completion of the system.  Kemp on the Situation.  R. H. Kemp, of Kaslo, is responsible for the  latest assurance that the Kaslo-Slocan railroad  is an assured thing. He affirms that the management has started a new man out on the work  with a brand new pick and shovel.  Just Cleaning Up.  C. A. Griffith,   the  Great Falls smelter man,  came down from Kaslo on Friday.    He says the  smelters are   not   purchasing   ore at  present  except for the purpose of cleaning up.  "T^    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.,  Coroner for West Kootenay,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  LaBAU,   M. D.,  PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,  Rooms 3 and 4,   Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone  42.  ��������� ��������� ��������� 5 ��������� ���������  AS. GOING,  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B. C.  A.   ROBERTS, _^  Provincial    and   Dominion  Land Surveyor,  TROUT LAKE CITY, B.C.  S P. TUCK,  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Nelson and New Denver, B.C.  f-\    H. ELLACOTT, B.A., So.,  , * CIVIL    ENGINEER  " AND ���������  PROVINCIAL   LAND   SURVEYOR.  Mineral and Mining Surveying  KASLO, B.C.  a Specialty.  *   TT    F.   BLEDSOE,  * EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson,  B.C.  twenty years' experience in the  152-52 american camps.  ASSAYER and ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  Golden, B.C.  Appointed by the British Columbia Government to  make all Assays and Analysis of Specimens sent to  the World's Fair, Chicago, 1891-1893,  /  rat  8  4  1  s*.j!*S  &Fti  KT*'  ;''��������������������������� .    ������������������?*' ���������������������������/��������� ' /  i-.-'j'-1 ij.'   ������'5i-.mr/rii>        c i   ���������   x

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