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 '  ������*w_    u   ^  iwwiwcw  ���������a ->..jmTf\fcjaJ������iwa       ������*f  ���������fama.i-^^if rr i^aawff yrt^rf^aTJf^ffi-lttWMSlMPlL  .. f _    -._...-..���������  The Mines in.  Kootenay are Among  ' tlt'e ' Ricft.es t. in  ���������'��������� ^America.  ���������>���������'  Tftc Ores are  High-Grailc in &old,  Silver,  Copper,  .    anil lLead.  NUMBER 154.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   JUNE 17, 1893.  $4 A YEAR  BRITISH    GOLUMBIA   MINES  LT.-OOL. BAKER, MINISTER OP MINES, GIVES  SOME POINTS OF INTEREST  Tlie London" .Mining .Journal, Railway and Commer.  cial Gazette I'nhlishe.s -si Long Interview Showing  the   Great  Interest  Kegarding British Columbia  ;     Sow 'Awakened 'in the .������Id Conntry.  The     London   JVlihing   Journal    contains    a  lengthy  interview   with Lieut.-Colonel Baker,,,,  Minister of Mines  in  British  Columbia.: This  and  others  of  a  similar  nature  show  clearly  that there is a rapidly growing  demand in the  Old  Country  for   information   regarding   this  portion of the world.    It  is fortunate that just  now  there  are a number of. persons in London  in  a position  to  give such  information   in  an  intelligent  and   reliable manner.    In substance  the interview with Col. Baker contains the following : ,;. ���������':" ������������������������������������ c  There is no question about it. We have in  East and West Kootenay almost every kind of  mineral, j ain not only giving you my own  opinion, but also that of T)r. Dawson, whose  opinion is the best you can possibly get. I have  spoken to him about it, and he told me he considered it one of the richest countries, known, -  and he informed me of this even before the  practical results came out. He especially mentioned the/Kootenay dis^^ We have found  that discoveries made since have confirmed his  predictions.  There can be no question but that British  Columbia will turn out to be a big mining  country in the near future���������as fast, that is, as it  is possible for the country to be developed.  There is a great deal in that point, because the  question arises, how are you going to develop  these quartz reefs ? It takes time to develop  them. In the first place, when the mining  prospector finds the reef he tries to sell it. That  takes time., When he finds a purchaser the  latter has to find capital to work it. That also  takes time ; and when he begins to work it, it  takes time to develop it ; and there you have  the reason you do not see actual results coming  from British Columbia. It is going through  this process. The mines are there, but it will  take time to develop them and place them on a  paying basis.  It is the difficulty of transport which has  kept the country back. The Government are  giving every assistance in their power in this  direction by*making roads. They cannot make  railroads, but these are what are needed.  This difficulty is being remedied as rapidly as  can be expected. The Canadian Pacific are  going to build from Revelstoke to the Slocan  country. The Crow's Nest railway is being  quilt through the Crow's Nest Pass. One section of it will connect with the Great Northern  at Kalispel, and another section will connect  Cranbrook through the Moyea Pass with the  Kootenay Lake. A railway is also projected to  run from Golden along the East Kootenay  valley of the Columbia River to Cranbrook to  connect with this line. The railway will open  up the whole East Kootenay valley, and all the  mineral and lumbering resources of it. The  West Kootenay district is already opened up by  the Spokane Northern to the south, the Canadian Pacific to the north, and the navigable  waters of the Columbia and Kootenay rivers  and the Kootenay Lake.  Is a Trail ftlood Enough ?  George A. Bigelow, in performance of his  duties as secretary of the South Kootenay  Board of Trade, waited on  Gold Commissioner  Fitstubbs in connection with the Council's request that the Government appropriate a sum  sufficient to build a wagon road from Bear Lake  to New Denver.  The .secretary".'dweltMil eloquent language  upon the great advantages which such a road  would insure .to'.the--.entire District of West  Kootenay, making as it would a most convenient avenue for commerce, but his appeal was in  vain. Bigelow gathered from the Gold Commissioner that to the Government mind a trail  was good enough, and the chances are that a  trail it will remain.  REDUCED   FBEIQT   CHARGES  PREIGHT AGENT SOEOGGY LEAVES A NEAT  MEMENTO OP HIS VISIT  A Reduced Tariff Between Nelson and all Points in  West Kootenay, Giving; the Merchants and Mine  Owners a Fair Kasis Upon Which to   Shin   their  Supplies from this Port.  A. D. Scroggy, the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company's -travelling freight agent, who has  been in Nelson for the past few weeks, has  taken his departure for the Coast.  Before leaving he contrived to fix up a local  freight tariff which will keep his memory green  in the minds of the Nelson merchants. The  new tariff affects the carriage of goods from  Nelson to all points on the Columbia river  between Nakusp and the Boundary line. The  ,new schedule was fixed on June 6th, and is  appended:  First class, .SS^c.  Second class, 33tVc.  Third class, 30JC.  Fourth class, "i  Fifth class,     V28������c.  Sixth class,    J  Se-\&enth class, 26ic.  Eighth class, \9A������n  Ninth class,   J -J*2������-  Tenth class, 22������e.  This is a reduction of more than one-half from  the local tai'iff in force heretofore, and places  the Nelson merchants in a position to do the  business of all the towns on the river.  If the C. P. R. can be induced to give Nelson  a shade better rate from the East than that  received by merchants up the lake the hearts of  Nelson's merchant princes would beat a thankful response. Freight from the East for these  places requires more handling and carriage than  does freight to Nelson, and local merchants  have a right to expect to reap the advantages of  their location.  Friday's   Drowning Accident.  When   the  Nelson   arrived here on Saturday  her flag was at half-mast.      It mutely told the  story of the drowning of Charles Marlow, one  of the waiters in the steamer's saloon. Marlow  was upset from a canoe at Bonner's Ferry on  Friday evening.  Stir 'Km All Up.  The  South   Kootenay Board of Trade seems  bent  on " stirrin'  'em   up."     At   the   Council  meeting on Tuesday it was considered necessary  that a wagon road be built from Watson on  Bear Lake, through to New Denver, and the  secretary was instructed to correspond with the  Government upon the matter. Tlie Council  also decided to endeavor to impress upon the  officials of the Postoffice Department the necessity of giving the towns on Kootenay Lake  direct mail service with the Slocan Lake points.  WHERE   THE   MONEY   GOES.  THE   GOVERNMENT   APPROPRIATION   TOR  WEST KOOTENAY ROADS AND TRAILS  The Toad Mountain Koad to !>e Stepaired���������XcSsoii to  l>e   Otherwise   Neglected���������A   Short   Summary   of  Amounts    Assigned    to   Different   Farts   of   the  District.  " Well, Captain," quoth The Minjer  man to  the Gold  Commissioner,  " is it too early in the.  day to ask what will be, the prog-ram me regarding that $30,000 appropriation for roads, streets  and bridges in this section ?"  , " Yes,   rather,"  replied  Captain  Fitzstubbs.  "You  see   the Lands  and Works Department  sent  up  a  memoranda as  to  the  use   of   the  money, but some of the suggestions should, in  my opinion, be modified,   and I have written to  that effect,   setting forth   my  reasons   for so  doing. A reply will be necessary before the  matter will take definite shape. In the meantime, however, you can state in general terms  that $12,000 will be used in the north ; $5,000 on  the Kaslo wagon road ; $3,000 on the Trail  Creek wagon road ; $1,000 on the Fire Valley  trail ; the remainder to be used on the Nakusp,  Lardo and Slocan trails and the Toad Mountain  road. A small reserve will, of course be kept to  be supplied where it is most needed, as present  avenues must be kept open and in repair although they may not need any large or definite  amount of expenditure.  " There you have, subject to some slight  modifications, the manner in which the money  will be expended."  What HBas Been Done ?  There are quite a few residents in Nelson who  would like to know what the incorporation  committee has been doing. They remember  the fact that the hat was passed round and ���������  would like to know what has become of the  incorporation scheme.  ILong to H>e  Itenaemhered.  It may be safely stated that Justice Walkern  will long remember the first Court of Assize  held at Kaslo. The very nature of his surroundings must have caused his Lordship uneasiness.  A lecture goes very well in a. variety theatre,  but it does, not add to the dignity of a court to  be held where the box-bells are ringing for refreshments and the spectators are puffing  smoke from the gloomy recesses of their seats  within the same ; nor would it smooth the disposition of the average justice to be termed,  when it was all over, " Jeffreys come to life in  ths person of Justice Walkem."  Information   was received in town during the  week that a new and rich strike had been made  up  on   Grizzly Creek.    The owners are keeping  very mum and refuse (o disclose the result of  the assay, but it has leaked out at Kaslo that  the result was over1 200 oz.  Nelson has always been noted as an unusually  quiet and law-abiding place, where property in  fact is more secure than in far older towns.  Within the past few days, however, it has become evident that this place is being made the  field of operations of one or two sneak thieves  and clothesline robbers. Let these be rounded  up promptly and an example made of them,  and there will be no further trouble. Let it  become known that Nelson is an unhealthy  locality for all such gentry, and they will not  favor us with their attentions. THE  MINER: NELSON.   B.   C,  SATURDAY,   JUNE 17,  1893.  If' 'it  i "���������!���������'" ���������'���������'  iii.S'  |C if  SSI  pl'ie-  l!f:  111-  iff  :?.(*  ^ J.  LARDEAU CITY  At the extreme end of the north-east arm of  of the Upper Arrow Lake, Lardeau has a fine  two-storey hotel, with accommodation for fifty  guests, two or three stores, and a few dwellings,  buildings are progressing, and the townsite is  being rapidly cleared. There are several farms  here cleared in part, and some comfortable> farm  houses, notably; Johnson's, the oldest settler,  who has a nice young orchard; Thompson's  hotel and store, Beeton, McKay, Mitchell, and  others, who will shortly make the wilderness  blossom as the rose. Lardeau is the distributing point for Fish Creek and the Lardeau  country.  Lardeau has  very picturesque surroundings.  The approaches  to  the sheltered bay in which  nestles the   youthful  city is beautiful     Cable  Mountain,   a great  peak  rising abruptly from  fronts the   water's   edge,    with  its precipitous  cliffs,   and f rugged   slopes,   presents   a   perfect  kaleidescope of color,  the deepest blue, darkest  crimson and  brightest green  alternating with  the gray and brown of the enormous mass.    No  artist  brush  as yet has given to the world this  grand  wonder of Nature's  splendor.    Passing  along the Rocky base we reach Five Mile point,  and see stretched  out the panorama of sterile  mountains,   wooded   hill and   green   meadow,  backed land flanked by the hoary summits arid  snow-tipped peaks, the sentinels of Time.   Tiny  rivulets rush down  in   glittering   cascades of  pearly foam to meet the waters of the beautiful  bay.    Seldom,   very seldom, indeed, has nature  shown  a  more charming picture for an artist's  skill.' ���������������������������'������������������  Leaving Lardeau en route to Trout Lake, we  climb slowly t he rather steep pack trail through  Lardeau Pass, and in some 13 miles reach Trout  Lake City.    ,; ��������� ���������-���������'������������������".   .'. ������������������    ' .    ..   ���������'  TROUT LAKE CITY.  To reach the Trout Lake mining centres via  the Canadian Pacific railway, take the regular  boat at Revelstoke on Tuesday, Thursday or  Saturday, and go to Hall's Landing ; then 12  miles of a pull in1 a row boat will brace your  nerves to take in all the beauties of lake and  river. If by way of Nelson take the train on  Tuesday or Thursday, and reaching Hall's  Landing repeat the rowboat performance.  The camp fires and tents of prospectors, the  noise of axe, saw and hammer, remind us that  man, restless man, is busy building and clearing, and as the colossal cedar and lordly pine  comes crashing down the sunlight rushes in to  fill the space. Hotels, stores and private dwellings are all under way, surveyor and assayer's  offices established, and the first garden shows  its tiny shoots just peeping from the ground.  There is some very fine spruce, cedar, pine,  poplar and cottonwood all over the Trout Lake  flats. The outlook south and east down the  lake almost defies description for romantic  beauty.  Trout Lake, at an elevation of 2,300 feet above  the sea, is some 18 miles long, and from 1^ to 2  miles wide. It has rich mineral prospects. All  along the mountain-ribbed shores here within  five miles on the east lies the famous Silver  Cup, north-east the Poole Group, north the  Great Northern Group, on the west the Leroy  Group, to the south-east the Haskins Group,  south the Carpenter and Spencer claim. All or  nearly all show good indications and may develop, as their owners firmly believe, into great  bonanzas. Excellent and rich the assays have  shown these properties to be.  REVELSTOKE.  June 13.���������Robert Robson, who carried on a  baking business in Nelson about two years ago,  and who has had a flour and feed store here  during the winter, is about to open a general  store opposite the LTnion hotel, The lumber  for an addition to the present building is now  on the ground.  Roman Catholic church services will be conducted here every two weeks in the future.  J. W. Haskins, who has been laid up for several weeks, is now out again and will soon leave  on his annual prospecting trip.  The eldest son of Robert Tapping was  drowned last Friday in a stream which runs  down the mountain side back of his house.  -^������  *J*Jr  -&%'  ���������%&-  the above Townsite is now placed on the  market. It is situated on the north end of Trout Lake,  in the famous Lardeau country, which is going to be  one of the richest mining regions in America. Numerous  rich claims have been found close to this townsite,  which will make it the distributing point for an  immense tract of country. It is the only level land on  the north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend  money on streets and other improvements in the spring.  The  trail  from  Lardeau City, on Arrow Lake, to  ./?������������������-.���������''.-    ���������'���������������������������-.���������'".���������������������������  Kootenay Lake runs through this townsite. For 30  days from date One Hundred Lots will be Sold for  E  For Further Particulars Apply to  Offices at Nelson, a7td Kaslo, B. C.  Or to HENR Y CROFT, Victoria, B. C  ���������.-���������sm,  ft  m  ^^^^^m&m^^^^m^am^^ssmsswmmM^ss^s^mmiS^^^^i  SKffissssssuussMjass n imKiswiw >*anr������tM>  :w������wwO*JM������i������fwwrji*>������*ii������������iwww������wu  THE HIKER ? NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1893,  . -iWl���������i." ������������������    i.J-SJB-  ��������� !. 'j-tj������' '���������' ������������������!. "yj'jiJiJii^ci*|fjJj^ X. n-uuj'je.'x.'.-j.ui. .'.j "-��������� a.,'t!*  1.1  1  m  m  ������  w.  1%  -Si  is**      ��������� "-'pi*?  -ihm    &mm&&&m   ������������  MSA  !if|.  if  8$  J  ^&  sssa    i������*s    *������*&  S      Si       1  ������as  i  wis  if  ^j������?  3������i  ^i  #^������  ��������� ���������^'sxxtgiF*-  SSI  iajBlBMflBgBIBJg>B>milUH������aftBBgBWH  gyflWMWM^HlWWUWW^HWIWJWtUIWHWillWHW^WIWJVWm^^tfCT ���������'*-  ��������� . s  THE MINER: NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, JUNE V7, 1893.  lite  Hi ���������si:-  Kill  -' <f  THB   MnVER   18   PRINTED   OK   SATURDAYS,   AND   WILL   BE  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50,six months $2.50, one year ���������������4...  Contract Advertisements willvbe inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  apecial rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transisnt Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 4 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,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  gold will appreciate. The question Is will $his  occur to such an extent "as to make a stable  value ratio impossible, arid this is the question  which the people of the United States are just  now very anxiously trying to solve. o  k  address The  Iin'e'r Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON,    B.C.  THE SILVER QUESTION  *' What shall we do  with our silver ?" is a  question   which   is   just   now   receiving   more  attention,  not  only in the  United States but  throughout the world, thanperhaps any other.  The stability- in  value bet ween gold and silver  has  been  maintained through a long period of  time and under varying and of ten peculiar circumstances.    At  the  time  of  the discovery of  America the relative production was about 8 to  1 by weight, and the relative value about 11 to  1,  evidently an  undervaluation  of silver, but  owing to attendant circumstances not accompanied by any advance in������its market value. For  nearly   150    years following  the  discovery  of  America the production  of silver  made rapid  strides   while   that  of   gold   was   almost   unchanged,  and  yet gold had  advanced  only a  point in  relative value.     Taking the original  condition as a basis it is evident that silver was  then  overvalued.    During  the next 150 years  the productions  were  almost reversed,   silver  declining and gold advancing, until  the weight  ratio  dropped from 50 to 1 down to 22 to^I, and  yet the values changed to '15 to 1.    The next 120  years showed many fluctuations in the relative  output.  First silver increased and gold declined  until a 50 to 1 point was reached  early in  the  present century.    This  gradually  changed, silver actually declining and gold increasing until  in the 50's the enormous yield of the California  gold fields reduced the production ratio to 4^ to  1.    Yet the average ratio of value advanced to  15������.    In  other words, while during the past 100  years  the production   ratio  between gold and  silver has varied from 4������ to 1 to 50 to 1 the value  ratio  has  only changed from 14 to I5J.     Since  1860 the decline  has  only been interrupted by  the rise in 1890 caused by the " Sherman  Act "  purchases  by  the  United  States Government.  Last year  the production ratio was about 30 to  1, and the value ratio 23^ to 1.  Basing their arguments upon these statistics  the friends  of silver maintain that by international  agreement  the  value ratio between  the  two  metals  could  be easily rendered stable, as  the commercial values are evidently not closely  connected with  their relative outputs.      However, it must not be overlooked that the conditions which produced the statistics upon which  this argument is   based  are  undergoing rapid  and steady changes.    Increased exchange facilities and widening avenues of trade are resulting  in the use of less and less metal money in commercial   transactions.      Metallurgical  progress  has rendered cheaper all kinds of silver production  as compared  with  gold,   and  how   much  further   this   will  go   would   be   hard to  say.  Nations are showing more and more of a desire  to arbitrate  instead of going to war, and property  is  consequently safer ;   the need for an  indestructible  exchange  medium   is   therefore  less,  and silver,  the more cumbersome of the  two, will be more and more discarded.     Silver-  then  will continue to decline, while relatively  RE THE MINING ACT.  Those interested  in this,; section  of British  Columbia have said so much about the present  mining laws and have been so emphatic in their  demand foi their reconstruction that it is possible  that the result has  been to  cause those  whose interests are elsewhere to conclude that  the word "miner" issynonomous'with "kicker."  In  short, that miners  and mine owners area  class prone to remain dissatisfied no matter how  how  many attempts are made to legislate to,  their liking.     This is really far from being the  case.    The germ  of the dissatisfaction may be  discovered in the fact that so far all appeals for  the reconstruction of the mining laws have been  either totally disregarded or have been met by  a series of patchings and tinkerings even more  inadequate to accomplish the desired end than  the act originally complained of.  The Victoria Times sums the matter up in the  following recent editorial:  The letter of Mr. Sproat to the Nelson Miner,  which we reprint, lucidly describes the general  situation of the iiimirijjg;-' law. This situation  does not reflect much credit on our legislature.  The annual tinkering of a defective organic act  may be necessary, but must confuse the miners.  We believe that it is commonly saicLin Ko.ot-  enay, which is our cheif quarts-mining district/  that neither miners, lawyers, nor judges, can  make head or tail of the acts. This is bad  enough, but wThat are we to say of the " inveterate habit" of the legislature in altering, one  miners ?"  any expr  Men never know what the year w7ill  bring forth.  One year the miner finds all extra-  lateral  rights  done away with ; another year,  an extraordinary change of the law respecting  surface rights, and  so forth���������matters.which go  to the root of his business.    These changes may  be good or bad,   but theprocedure in the legist  lature. is certainly  bad, and is unusual  in any;  other [industry.     As a rule,  legislation in any"  industry follows the clearly ascertained demand  of those engaged in it, and, we should suppose,  this is especially necessary in mining.    The law  should   be   clear  and   should   not   be   hastily  changed to suit   theories of the bureau or the  committee  room.     The suggestion  to publish  and  invite  comment  on a proposed bill  before  its enactment is a good one.    Such a step in aid  of sound  legislation   would  seem to be doubly  necessary as regards mineral or quartz mining  here,  as the conditions of the industry are hot  very well understood at present,  The time is past when this state of affairs can .  be safely allowed to continue. Scarcely a day  goes by without recording some new discovery  which tends to confirm the statement that mining will soon force recognition as the chief  industry of British Columbia. Possessed of a  comparatively small area of land suitable for  agricultural and kindred purposes, the position  of this province would necessarily have been a  humble one had not the demonstration of her  mineral wealth enabled her to look forward to  taking a stand in the front ranks as a portion of  the Dominion.  That this desired end may be accomplished as  rapidly as possible must be the wish of all.  Why then should the movement be delayed by  the present oft-changed mining Acts, when the  remedy is so easily to be arrived at.  It is understood that before the last amendments to the act were passed members of the  committee attempted to get from some of the  old-time miners of Victoria, and possibly elsewhere,  some  ideas  as   to the changes   which  should be made.:. This was certainly a step in  the right direction, but would have been mbre?  valuable had the experience of those consulted  been of a more recent date, and of a more gen-  eral nature than could be gained in the early  days in Cariboo and Cassiar.  Let this idea be carried further and made of  value by the selection of a delegation of practical miners who shall represent the different  sections of the country. These men could  furnish the Committee on Mines with sufficient  data upon which to base a new and comprehensive Mining Act. Then let these be published  some time before being passed, and comment  Invited upon them. The result would be the  final passage of an Act thoroughly covering the  ground, and capable of standing practically unchanged for inany years to come.  NE W-GOVERNMENT MAPS.   .% /  Mr. W. C. Drewry, on behalf of the Provincial  Government,   is just now engaged  in  the  carrying on  of a most important work in  this  vicinity.     This  is  the preparation of material  from   which  will be drawn topographical maps  of  this  section   of the  province.    The work is  both novel and interesting.    The highest peaks  in the locality are chosen as observation points  and  from  these  are  taken a number of photographs  of   the  surrounding   country.      These  stations   are   tied   together   by   the   ordinary  methods of triangulation, and then by applying  the  reverse law of perspective  a map  is produced  which  shows  the  exact contour  of  the  country.    Elevations  are  shown  by light lines  for each 100 feet,  and heavier lines  for the 500  -feet distances.    Each peak, canon and sidehill is  shown  plainly  in ,Jts relation  to. the adjacent  portions ���������of the country./-   uA^i. V���������."^"'*-4  The  workkis  a new! thiog in'Atneriea;.    The  French  and  Italian  Governments havg  made  much  prTvbress in  the^^^thodj.jbutit'reinained  ^Ciknadian Gb^^r^mentjt^ b^ng it to a  for  the  state of perfection.CMg^rewr^jri^^turned out  similar w^rk for tjfri!^ in  the past^ew. years^^d-fe  under takh^-^tne^f^^ It  is understood- that ^ie^^r)JtiB^:Bt^fe^^overn-  ment has concluded tch-triy t|ie_ijig.eAV;:jmethod  which is undoubtedly the finest thing in the  map making line now known.  It will take about six weeks to complete the  preliminary observations in the neighborhood  of Nelson. The new maps will be ready for dis~  tribution next, spring if the work is pushed.  W  EDUCATION OFFICE,  Victoria, May 3rd, 1892.  OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL  examination for certificates of qualification to teach  in the Public Schools of the Province will be held as follows, commencing on Tuesday, July 4th, at 9 a.m. :���������  Victoria/. ���������   In High School   Building.  Vancouver��������� In  Central School Building.  Kamloops In Public School Building.  Each applicant must forward a notice, thirty days before the examination, stating the class and grade of certificate for which he will be a candidate, the optional subjects selected, and at which of the above-named places he  will attend.  Every notice of intention to be examined must be accompanied with a testimonial certifying to the moral  character of the candidate.  Candidates are notified that all of the above requirements must be satisfied before their applications can be  filed.  S. D. POPE,  149-4 Superintendent of Education.  1SsS3  yrr-wir ��������������������������� '"������������������'I'V  5M OTK9RRITIP  ���������nf-rre  fwsm  ^KU  1 MJSIiMi.Jtve%g-J!jZ,V7l'l  S1*  WZFZffl THE MINER: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JTJNE 17, 18?  o  '5,  ':&   '^  b3$C^������3f^$3s3  i  I  Is  H  .>2  i  JS^S^JJ  i  ^^s^^^  ,��������� "������������������' "���������   ���������������������������'��������������������������� ������������������'��������� :"������������������:..������-:t;       ;.(.;, .   -      .  ���������'.. ���������    ��������� ������������������.,-.������������������ ������������������-.   -���������   " .     ������������������ ���������'���������-. ;"'-.-'..    " ;/;.    - ������\. ���������������������������"���������������������������  portion of the Townsite is bein  surveyed,  be  on the  e  se  com  municate with the Syndicate havin  the Townsite in  ������  m   m    m  anaojer,  B������������������M������H������gMMaaMMWwiffluuiji^^ ' J ,n *--uJiu ���������������-iVJ C ;'-'.-��������������������������� 1^'. W;, rf.rtfliii-iU.-J.  ajS^Sffas^fe^E^^SSSSaSwS  iKrirxapiy rs'.'iiTr.T^;  i^ate^M^-aa^rxsir^  ^iiifJta.iiilil'f^.Tii  6  THE  MINER:  NELSON,   B.   0-,  SATURDAY,  JUNE 17,  1893.  m  Is!(  IMPERIAL INSTITUTE OPENED  INTERESTING ACCOUNT OF THE CEREMONIES BY AN EYE WITNESS.  Sketches of the History which tlie Institute Teach  tlie Observant.���������There.-Svas no End to the Foiup  and I*ajjfeiitry and Beneath it all There is Much  That bids Fair for Canada.  Her Majesty opened in person last month the  Imperial Institute, commenced in the year of  Jubilee, to commemorate her fifty years of rule  and complete their beneficent work of putting a  real, an outward visible sign before all men of  that unity of sympathies, interests and aims  which Her Majesty and the Prince of Wales  have done so much to promote amongst the  Colonies and the Mother Country.  The Institute is a gigantic building of Portland stone, with a magnificent central tower  rising a clear 300 feet above the four stories of  which the main facade is composed.  It is enough to say that the Institute is  worthy of its object ; it is tit to be the meeting  place, clubhouse, library, museum and exchange  of those millions of men who sprung from English parentage and who are busy building new  empires  for   the   race,   new   colonies   for   the  Mother Country.  Here  our  miners   may find  (when you send  them)  specimens of our Kootenay ores ;   lumberers may show men from other climes samples  of our giant pines ; South African diggers can  compare under one roof specimens of gold from  South Africa with specimens from  the   Poor  Man,  and in the library information upon all  colonial subjects can be obtained, whilst in the  smoking and billiard rooms will be found men  just  back from  British Columbia, Australia or  elsewhere,  ready to  supplement the information contained in the books with the latest news  from the mines.    The place is really on a gigantic  scale���������what  the  originators  of the Anglo-  American Club at Victoria are trying  to  make  in  an infinitely smaller degree���������an exchange���������  where, over pipe and papers, men may exchange  ideas,  specimens  and  information gathered in  all the remote  corners  of our empire,  with a  view  to  arranging such a further exchange of  products as may be to the greatest advantage of  the different producers.  Of the  pomp and pageantry of the opening  day it. is hard to say enough.    Britons are sufficiently proud of their national traditions to be  pleased that this home for England's wandering  sons was  opened right royally by the Queen in  person,  aided  by  the keenest colonist in Great  Britain, H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, looking as  fit and as merry as a schoolboy at the successful  completion of his pet scheme.    No wonder the  royal party were in good spirits.    No fairer day  ever broke in L<ondon than  the opening day.  tEvery street  was  gay with flags and flowers,  choked with cabs and carriages, and  humming  with  the   voices of the best tempered crowd in  the world.  The people are pleased with the future Queen  whom Prince George has chosen for them ;  pleased with the grand display and in sympathy  with this holding out of hands to the brothers  who found England too small to hold them ;  and pleased to at the impetus to trade given by  this reappearance of royalty amongst us with  its fetes and holidays and its justifiable extravagances, which put money into circulation to  the benefit of all classes.  It would make too long a letter to tell of all  the pageant which began to wind through the  streets of London about 11 a.m. and ceased  about 4= p.m. One of the main features in it was  the glow of color and glitter of steel as the  finest troops on God's earth swung by, guards  and blue jackets, colonial forces and volunteers.  Of all the cheers given one of the most hearty  was for the New South Wales cavalry, in their  workmanlike buff jackets, cowboy hats and red  belts.������ "Fit to fight "-was the verdict of the  crowd, and I thought as they went by that I  could match 'eni and give 'em a bit to spare if I  could have collected a company of prospectors  from the Slocan and arounu!, with not too much  to carry beyond their guns and their flannel  shirts.  After the cheers for the Queen and the Prince  the cheer of the day of course was for Princess  May, the bride elect., She has been well named  and looks the spirit of May, a "white woman "  all through, fresh and pink cheeked, tall and  lissom, and so plainly yet prettily dressed that  but for the carriage of her head (which she carries as proudly as a twelve point buck) she  might wander through a crowd unnoticed.  After  it  all  came peals of bells and thunders  of artillery  and  tne  message went around the  world that England and England's royal house  remembered  the wanderers, acknowledged the  debt she owed to-them; Canadians, Australians,  or South Africans, for fresh glories added to the  Empire,   fresh  honors  and homes won for the  race,   and  by this   time every  wire  that runs  round  the world, e\Wy cable that creeps under  the   sea,   has   repeated    the   same    message,  "Britain,   the grand old Mother of Nations, is  proud  of her  Sons !"'   And  be  it/remembered  England has more"son's than those who still call  her Motheiyand if some have left the home they  hay e;not iorgof t en the traditions ; they are still  proud of their origin and may well add to the  pride  of  that older nation  from   which  their  young  republic,  drew   most   of its  marvellous  energy.  Clivb Phillipps-Wolley.  The steamship Miowera, the pioneer vessel of  the new Australasian-Cariadian line, arrived in  Vancouver on the 10th inst. The Mihowera left  Sydney on the 18th of May,, and touched en  route at Brisbane and Honolulu, picking up at  the latter port a consignment of fruit and vegetables. The new vessel was accorded an enthusiastic reception by the officials and citizens  of both -Victoria and Vancouver.  T^HR SURSCRIRRR HAS IN STOCK  or en ?'outefro??i the Coast ;  1 Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash and Doors,  2  Carload Dry Clear Rir l?loori?ig, 4 inch,  i  Carload' D?y Clear Rir Ceiling, 4 inch,  1  Carload Factory  Cedar,  An   Immense   Stock of  Co7nmo?i Iu7?iber,  Shingles, laths,  Mouldings, Rtc, as usual.  GO.  K ootenay Lake Sawmill^  NRLSON AND KASIO.  Double Dressed,  Single   Dressed,  SHIPLAP,  CEILING,  LATHS,  RUSTIC,  FLOORING,  SHINGLES,  ALL DIMENSIONS OF  ROUGH     LUMBER.  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   TO  BUILDING   CONTRACTORS  Corner Lake and Ward Sts.,   Nelson, B.C.  (Notary Public.)  Mining and Eeal  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. 0.  Lots for Sale in  fi  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  W. A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Eeal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission 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.  I  I  \ 1  I I *    '^  J   1111   JL-J1  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated-on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands   and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  Subscribe   for  VIOTOSSJLV55.C.  Tke pally Tfay&&ss  Subscription, $io per anmem,  In  advance.  Tiie l$/eekiy Iffi|tes,  Subscription, $2 per annum,  In advance.  Independent in Politics,  Fullest Telegraphic Reports,  Correspondents in every District.  Address���������  THE TIMES  PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.,  VICTORIA, B.C.  WM. TEMPLEMAN, MANAGER.  IsliisS?^^  mm^smmmM^sm 2*. V. ���������*������������>��������� fcfl  THE MINEE: NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE. 17, 1893.  W&L  r^^  ������:  34   MILES   FROM   KASLO  :������  * ( c  The Distributing Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and Great Silver Ledges of Lardo  ^District. A Wagon-Eoad to Argenta at Head of Kootenay Lake is under Construction. A Trail will shortly be Constructed from Duncan to the centre of the  Lardo Mines. Beautifully Situated. Level Land. The Only Point on Upper  Kootenay Lake.  ���������'������������������������������������  et in on  tk  notner  /���������/.  tn to.  a  ys,  XXX      XX      X  XXX     XX     X      XX  X      X      X       X     X     X  ^=  The only Point of Shipment for Duncan City and the Gold Fields.  Wagon-Road is Under Construction from this Point to the foot  the Upper Kootenay Lake, Connecting Duncan with this Town.  avoiding the Dangerous Navigation of the Lower Duncan  shortening the Distance to Upper Kootenay Lake seven Miles.  x  v  A  L  7-  For further Information as to Prices for Lots, Terms, etc, Apply to  spy*  ���������ff'A  77??������?r3^^ &$ $m ^^^s^^ ffiS^SgiSSgiffiBiWS  iaa?saa:rtl.,graiama,g  S^S-TSXffiS^irSrsEi  tViJ������i*WCTJ������i^2!Ka,ui������r.^  8  THE MINEE: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JUNE 17, 1893.  A   RIVER   AT   BEAVER   GREEK,    ABOUT    TWO   SVI9LES  I.TD.  ������       isaa  IS   THE  m  1'"-  I'i -  A Typical Site for a large City?bem adapted for Building Purposes,;  andis the SELECTED junction of the Eiver^^  is the only natural location for a Centre of Supply for the great Placer and  Hydraulic Mines of the Pend d'Greille and Salmon Rivers, and the Gold a-nd  Silver Mines of Trail CreeM ,  is the Construction Headquarters of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,  aiid will always be a splendid location for supply warehouses.  S : $150 for Corners ; $100 for Inside Lots  S: One-third Cash, one-third in 2 months,  one-third in 4 months, with interest at  8 per cent, on deferred payments.  PURCHASERS   CAN   APPLY  At NELSON, to HAROLD SELOUS  ;At;SATWiRI), to W. M. ���������NEWTON'-"  At NANAIMO, to MAROU.S WOLFE.  At KASLO, to J. L. RETAI.LACK  At VICTORIA, Eooni No: 7, Board of Trade building  ������  DA VIES,  Manager.  CAEIBOO  EEVIVIEG-.  Mr.  J.  l*iei*son,   Government   Auditor,  Gives   Some  1 uteresfiiij������-  Points cm &2ic 4>id Cawip..  J. Pierson, Government auditor, is just now  making a tour of this section of the province,  and is looking into the general condition of the  various accounts of the Government offices.  Mr. Pierson has just completed an extensive  trip through the Cariboo district, and from him  were learned a number of interesting points regarding that famous locality.  ';. Judging from geueral appearances'Cariboo is  progressing  very favorably, and it. need not be  a matter of surprise if in the near future there  is a partial revival of the old-time activity. The  difficulty has been that the greater portion of  the more shallow diggings have been worked  out years ago, and bed rock is so deep on the  unworked land as to be very difficult to get at".  The nature of the ground is such (hat the surface water easily finds its Avay through the low  overlying material down to the bedrock, and  either heavy pumping machinery or long drain  tunnels are necessary to handle this water successfully. This, of course, renders prospecting  to any considerable depth a very expensive pro^  ceeding.  Of late, however, capital has become interested in this locality,..and considerable development Work is now in progress. One difficulty  to be. overcome is the fact that a large portion  of the ground is being held under old Crown  grants in such a way as to shut out newcomer?.  The original; holders of these ;grants have in:,  many instances either died or long since aban  doned the claims. This state of affairs will be  in a' degree changed by the late amendment,  which will enable the Government to levy taxes  on such property and cause it to be sold to pay  the same, or to lapse to the Government again.  Mr. Pierson states that in his opinion the desire  is that while it shall be made as easyvaspossible  to secure such lands, at the same time the conditions under which the claims are secured must  be strictly complied with. n"'.\ ' ���������"'  Mr. Pierson is interested in the Queshell Forks  Canal and Hydraulic Company, which proposes  to take water from' Cariboo I^ake, and with it  work some good bench lands along the Ques-  nelles Forks. They also propose to supply  other claims with water.  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TRAINS   TO   ANU   FROM 'JVEiSOff   1>AILY.  NOTICE.  A     SITTING     OF     TH&   COUNTY   COURT    OF  Kootenay will be holden at Nelson on Thursday,  the 20th day of July, 1893.  T. H. GIFFIN,  Nelson, June 12th, 1S93. Registrar..,.  MOT8GE. /  THE     UNDERSIGNED     WILL    NOT    BE     RE-  . SPONSIBLE for any cLebts contracted under the name  of Alwin & Kirkup, from- tliis date.  June 1st". 1S93.  WM. KIRKUP.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Evening,',  With Steamer for Revelstoke, where connection is made  with Canadian Pacific Eastbound and Westbound through  trains.  . .Through Tickets Issued, ���������  '������������������'���������   ���������*      Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unstirpassedj' combining Palatial Dining and  Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping  Cars and Free Colonist Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time, etc., apply to nearest  agent, ��������� ;  J. HAMILTON, Agent, Nelson,  Or to GEO. MeX. BKflWtf,  District Passenger Agent, Vancouver  rrrF  "^T^^^^^T^  JSTZSTJw&^J  u  ~iVt mi."*ytir j s'; ^���������.���������j'.t*t������tev V-l .riftJt.A-BS*ffl:;i  THE MINEE: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JUNE 17, 1893.  MINES  AND   MINING.  A Summary of the Important Events of the Week in  Western Cantps.  What is claimed to be the largest opal in the  world was recently found in Idaho, near JSTampa.  It weighs 700 carats.  It is reported that J. F. Wardner has completed the purchase of the Boundary Creek  copper property for a large sum.  The leading men of the town have become  interested in the new finds, and all confidently  forward to the transformation of Rathdrum  into a lively and prosperous mining camp.  News has been received in Spokane of a rich  strike near Davenport, Wn. Rumor placed the  assay value of the ore discovered as high as  $2,500 per ton. A number of prospectors have  left Spokane for the scene of the new find.  From Crceie, Colorado, comes the news of the  further developments of a new and rich camp  which will be tributary to the Rio Grande railroad where it passes through the famous San  Juan country. The new camp is located near  the head of Bear Creek in the main range dividing the Rio Grande from Silverton.  The discovery of rich tin and nickel ores near  - Chewelah, Wn., has been followed by the location of a ledge of fine onyx. The ledge is situated about five miles west of the town near  Brown's Lake, and has been traced for 1200 to  1500 feet. W. P. Drugan, the lucky finder, has  on exhibition several specimens which take a  beautiful polish.  The permanence of the ledges in the Okana-  gan district will receive a very thorough test  during the corning summer. The owners of the  First Thought mine, near Ruby, are preparing  to run a tunnel which will tap their property at  a depth of 2,000 feet. The tunnel, which will be  about one mile in length, will run about 3,000  feet in order to tap the First Thought ledge,...the  first important vein aimed at. This will exceed  in depth any previous work done in the district  by some 1,500 feet. The owners feel confident  that the ledges will stand the test.  The district has long been known as of a gold  bearing formation. Last year Ira Scott and  several others concluded to spend the fall and  winter on the stream and develop several locations made. They sent out a mill run of 500  pounds of selected ore and received a cheque for  $700 in return. Two or three small lots have  been shipped out this spring with like results.  Assays made on at least one hundred samples  sent in from this camp in the last thirty days  have varied from a trace to thirty ounces in  gold, and from a fraction to four hundred  ounces in silver.  The town of Rathdrum, Idaho, is just now  undergoing the usual sensations attendant upon  a mining excitement. Several weeks ago some  prospectors reported the discovery of a ledge in  one of the gulches just north of the town. But  little attention was paid to the matter until the  returns were received from Spokane on some  samples sent down for assay. When the reports were received the people of the town  grew excited. The assays ranged from $74 to  $213 ^per ton. In a few hours the hills were  covered with eager men, all intent on sharing,  by some fortunate discovery, a portion of the  hidden wealth.  E. P. Callender returned, states the Spokane  Review,   from  the  Slocan   country a few days  ago.    All the working properties, he said, were  looking first class.   The Alamo group is looking  first rate.    They have struck a nine-foot vein of  galena in the Grady group, on Four Mile Creek.  They told me that the Mountain Chief, about a  mile and a half from New Denver, was looking  very fine.    George Hughes, the owner of  this  property, is very careful about allowing visitors  to  examine  the property,   and only those personally acquainted  with him are granted the  privilege.    It is believed he has something rich  in prospect.  The attention of campers and prospectors is  called to the Government notices now being  placed in various places through the bush warning them to extinguish all fires which they may  find it necessary to make. By observing the  caution much expense and trouble may be  avoided.  E. C. ARTHUR, M. D.  Physician,. Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office :   Stanley and Victoria Streets  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson ami Revelstoke,  carry full lines of all  kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.    Mattresses made to order, and.  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  . NELSON   STORE :  N<������. 4 Houston <& Ink Building, Josephine Street.  There is no law against wearing  Good Clothes  Spring   Suitings,  Overcoatings ������r . , ,  ���������-> ���������     . & We carry a   complete  rantings, stock. Prices moderate.  And you will get a good  fit,   which you  seldom  get when   you  purchase  Readymade Clothing  from Eastern dealers who profess to make your  Suits to order.  FRED. d. SQUIRE,  Merchant Tailor. Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  NELSON  Livery & Feed Stable  WILSON & WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS:  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Nelson Hotel Eestuarant  NOW   OPEN.  A carefully prepared menu, under the supervision of a  first-class chef.    Sunday dinner at six o'clock.  DURKIN & LYALL, Proprietors.  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.  ERCHANTS'   HOTEL,  RESTAURANT AND LUNCH COUNTER  Meals at all Hours  of the  B>ay anrt  Night.  lo-4-tt  Cold and Hot Luncheon.  Now ready for business.  One and all. call and see me.  BEN EDINGTON, Proprietor.  <;. W. IU���������HA1KI������S*>N  Nelson, B. C.  K. J. BEALEY  Kaslo, IS. ���������.  RICHARDSON & BEALEY  POODLE DOG  ESTA  Real Estate and Mining Brokers.  NELSON, KASLO, AND LARDO.  TAYLO  ARCHITECT    AND   SUPERINTENDENT,  Plans, Specifications, and Detail  Drawings Furnished.  Josephine Street., near Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  NOW OPEN���������  MEALS AT ALL HOURS,  DAY OR NIGHT  MRS. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  NELSON -:- EXCHAM  E. 0. 0ARPEJTTEK, Manager.  OPERTSE  EGOTiATED,  Address, Nelson  or Kaslo, B. C,  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. Boweri, 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 Kales for Weekly Boarders.  Private Kooms for Transient ftBiesls.  isrEJiiSon^",    b_ O-  Office ;   Victoria Street.  (Deputy Sheriff.)  LICENSED AUCTIONEER  NELSON, B. C.  Auction sales made at  any  point  in West Kootenay  District.   Town lots and mining claims bought and sold on  commission.   A general real estate business transacted  Office for the present at residence, corner of Carbonate  and Kootenay  treets, ^^  -rmmmsi^ss^mmmmmmmsmmmmms^^mmsmm^^m^SJmmmsm^^^m^^ms^^m^S^^  "���������"!rT,Tr"T?  ���������"I 7  **.  ������������������������������������������������������ ���������Lym������BB j.',,���������/!    fc_M^  ���������'.:'���������;���������;'���������-.������������������������.<.���������,.���������.���������".���������.���������.��������� ���������'���������':  $n..:-. - :*-���������������������������-. -icsat*^i������rz  JmJJMIfl'<llBl,1>Hini������������lmiMTr.fl  10  THE MINER: NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 1893.  ,v<4J:i.?  ;;Kii:  BEITI8H CAPITAL INTERESTED  BY THE   IMPERIAL    INSTITUTE   AND   BY  PRIVATE ENTERPRISE  he British Columbia Exhibit at the Institute���������  The Minister of Mines and Agent-Ciencral in  London���������The Coming of a IMstinguishecl Visitor���������  The English Newspapers are R-iscussing B.C.  London, May 17.  The reception of the Prince of Wales and a  distinguished party, including Prince George  and Princess May, took place at the Imperial  Institute last night, and the Prince could not  possibly have more fittingly put the last touch  to the work which he began on the occasion of  His Royal Mother's Jubilee.  What a sovereign can do to promote the  interests of the colonists from his own country  the Prince of Wales has done^ and last night in  response to his invitation to some thirty thousand guests the streets of London were solid  with cabs and carriages from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.,  and the three entrances of the huge pile of  buildings in which our colonial products were  exhibited were choked with a bemedalled and  distinguished crowd.  All London came and every colony was represented,  and  through each chamber in turn the  Prince  and  his party passed, glancing over as  well as  he could  the  exhibits in each  depart-,  merit.',.-. When he comes again we may hope that  the British Columbia exhibit will  be   a little  more imposing, and that the minerals of Slocan  and West Kootenay  generally  will be better  represented.     But  we have  this  consolation :  none of the chambers, except perhaps India and  Africa,   were   much   more   forward   than  our  Canadian chambers ; like  ourselves,   other colonies have  spent their strength in sending a  " first rate exhibit to  the World's Fair, and we  have the   assurance   of   Col.   Baker   and Mr.  Beeton that eventually the Chicago exhibit will  be transferred to London, together with other  collectians and private exhibits, so that in time  our chamber will be worthy of our colony. It  worth remembering that everyone who has the  will has the power to help on this exhibit of  ours., All our products should be represented,  and everyone can collect as well as criticise.  What a man does for his country he does for  himself is a pretty good motto to act upon.  We are going to have a distinguished visitor  to British Columbia this fall, Mr. F. C. Selous,  a cousin to our energetic fellow-citizen, Mr.  Haroid Selous. Oddly enough, British Columbia has in it to-day amongst its. prominent men,  close kinsmen of two most celebrated sportsmen of the day���������Sir Samuel Baker, brother of  our Colonel, and F. C. Selous, his great rival.  Mr. Selous talks of visiting your correspondent,  and has set his heart on adding the  antlers of the biggest elk in British Columbia to the enormous collection of game trophies  which he already possesses. The betting is  against that elk. No man who knows Mr.  Selous'reputation as a hunter would insure its  life for a dollar.  You will notice that a number of articles  from Mr. Cannan's pen and from mine keep appearing in the various London papers.���������the  Canadian Gazette, the Mining Journal and  other mining papers, directing all the attention  we are able to British Columbia industries.  Amongst the valuable products of our country  you might number young and energetic men  like Mr.. Can nan.  A strong feeling in favor of British Columbia investments seems to be abroad; the country is daily becoming better known ; the  breaking of the Australian banks is, so a well-  posted financier informed me, more likely to  divert  money  to  us  than   to create a similar  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Maniifactufers   of  All  Classes of Machinery:     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE ^MAWUFACTIJKKIiS   OW   THK  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,Steam  Log Hauling Machine  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.  HOISTING ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B, 0.  D.   CARTSV1EL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W.  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager  scare in British Columbia, and men cannot  overlook the position held by our Colonial  stock. There are whispers in London (I dare  not put it. more clearly) of great things preparing for British Columbia this autumn, of which  the moment I am allowed I will sppak more  plainly.  Clivb Phillipps-Wolley.  Split Cane, Greenheart 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.  AYOUNG MAN WITH FIFTEEN YEAR'S EXPERIENCE in business, and now manager of a first-class  general store in the N. W. T. wishes to communicate with  some live man who is willing to furnish half the capital  required to open up a store in some important town of  Kootenay, B.C.   Address J., care of The Miner.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATION.  -ftTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  ���������Hi from date I intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a license to sell liquor at my hotel, known  as the Denvnr Hotel, situated on lot 16, o ock 8, in the  town of Kaslo. EDWARD CORNING.  Kaslo, May 18, 1893. 150-4  N'  CHARLES    E.   TISDALL  LIQUOR  LICENSE APPLBCA-nON.  OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  from date I intend applying to   the  Gold   Commissioner, for a license to sell liquor in my hotel, known as the  Sayward Hotel, situate at Say ward, B.C.  Sayward, B C, May 8, 1893. W. R. POULTON.  NOTICE. ~~  ft UN MAKER,  VA3STOOUVER.  IB. O-  AND  Bass' Ale,  Pabst's Beer,  Allsopps'  Stent,  Walker's Cliib or Rye,  Lagarnlin "Whiskey,  Hudson's Bay Flour,  1888 Brand Bacon,  SEE   YOU   GET  THEM  If you cannot get them  write the  "MTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company  (Limited Liability)  Intend to apply at 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.B. 1893.  BOD WELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company, Limited Liability. 146-13  NOTICE OF SALE.  HUDSON'S BAY COMPY  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  .NTS .  and  tt. .rr   ��������� ���������   ^ AGENTS FOR  Hiram Walker & Son's, d      Fort Garry Flour Mills,   Limited^        rt" Manitoba.  FOR   SALE.  A   HALF-INTEREST   IN   THE  MINERAL   CLAIM  " London," on Toad Mountain, with improvements,  including licensed hotel; cheap.   Apply to  150-4 T. B. MAY, Nelson.  NOTICE.  rjiO   WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:  9^1? or r? T\ron the Public against negotiating for Lots  ������V������ ������ In6' B1?S 13A$nd Lots 1 and 2- Block 7, in the town-  siteor h our Mile City, the agreement of sales being made  in the name of Benjamin H. Lee, as the same was obtained  without the consent of the original owners of the town-  Slfce- JOHN HOUSTON & CO.,  xt^Ic.���������  tit     in^   ���������,��������������������������� Agents Original Owners.  Nelson, May I2th, 1893. 149.4  To Augustus Carney, of the Town of Kaslo, in Kootenay Bistrict, of British Columbia, and Albert  Barrett, of the Town of Nelson, in said Kootenay  district, and the Bank of Montreal, at the said  Town of Nelson, 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, Vol. 12, Folio 11, and  numbered 13890,  and made   between  the said Augustus  Carney and Albert Barrett,  therein described as of the  saip town of Nelsod,  merchantf, 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, parties 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 Juiy   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, edificos and privileges thereto belonging.  Dated this twenty-sixth day of May, A.D. 1893.  MALCOLM MoINNES,  PATRICK BURNS,  F. McLEOD, Nelson, B.C., Mortgagees.  Solicitor for Mortgagees.  \>JgV-\T^^������:^?T:^^^ ���������T7������f r-cr;:TT---nm���������w���������m n-v .-,.,���������  &? ^:&^*^^ ���������^*ir.i&T&T������;>;iC������&?&^  i.i,f'tiwrrrn"imrwWiwi<nii  THE  MI EE:  KELSON.  B.C,,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 17,  1893.  11  ^5^*  ^^���������Mety^Rat/way  under Construction.  ���������Buy;b:06reri^eMarket rises in the Raiiway  Centre and Seat of Government of  M^st Kootenay.  ���������.���������'',     ������������������������������������;.;���������; -^  Buddmg and Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lotsfor Saleiin    NAKUSP* DAWSON'and RORSON  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to V       - r  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C  OHAPTEES OF LOCAL HISTOID  SET OUT IN BEIEP FOE THE MLNEE'S BUSY  EEADEES EVEEYWHEEE -  Tliey Recite the Tlionsanrt Lia tie Tilings Which  Wlien Woven into tlae Wcl> Make tlie History of  a Weelc.-i.ist of Those who Have Visited Nelson  and their Movements Since.  C. Hugonininis back again from- the Coast.  J. Fred. Hume paid New Denver a visit on  Tuesday.  W. R. Hull, of Hull Bros., has returned3to  Calgary.  John Hirsch has returned from Kaslo, seeking  rest and quiet.  G. E. Perry's rotund figure is seen on the  streets of Nelson once more.  J. F. Ritchie leaves on Sunday for the Kettle  River district, where he has a townsite to lay  out.  J. M. Kellie, M.P.P., is reported to be making  earnest enquiries concerning the political outlook.  Campbell Sweeney, manager of the Bank of  Montreal, of Vancouver, was in Nelson this  week.  J. B. Nagle, of Lardo, who, has been in Nelson  past  week,  left   for   Revelstoke   on  for    the  Sunday.  A recent experimental clean up of 160 cubic  yards of dirt on the Kootenay Hydraulic Company's property prodnctd $60.  W. D. Middough is perhaps the busiest man  in this district at present. He came in on the  steamer on Monday and left the  following day.  Rev. Thomas H. Rogers received a letter this  week, without signature, enclosing five dollars  for any charitable purpose in Nelson.  Hon. Mr. Patterson has informed Rev. Mr.  Turner that they might draw on him for ,$100  whenever his congregation were ready to build  a church in Nelson.  Next week will probably see some development work done on Toad Mountain mineral  properties. The respective owners of the  Dandy and G-oldendale will set the fashion.  G. V. Holt and A. H. Buchanan, managers  for the Banks of British Columbia and Montreal, paid Kaslo a visit this week. There are  evidently some Nelson people whom the Kaslo-  ites wiirtolerate.  AsIc the Sports Committee.  To the Editor,���������Can an amateur enter for  the races and athletic games on Dominion day,  or are the prizes offered all cash prizes ?  I want to know, you know, peradventure I  should lose my standing as an amateur.  Yours truly,  Medallion.  IQKHn WILL BUY A FIRST-CLASS DAILY  .^uOUU Newspaper outfit, including power press,  engine and boiler, 5-h.p.; used in Victoria in publishing a  daily paper ; original cost, $7,500. Particulars at The  Miner Office.  S:P. TUCK,   ','���������''������������������'-':���������:,   - .,  "  ������������������"'  ,.��������� ���������   r   ' ��������� ''���������'.-���������'��������������������������������������������� ���������   ���������:;��������� ..���������' .'������������������������������������'    '���������:     >-'--^.r. .-,,-   ���������-:'-.,:" ������������������������������������-.������������������";  .    CIVIL   ENGINEER  .. /; ���������  AND PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  Nelson-and New Denver, B. C.  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL -J- LAND-J^   SURVEYOR  BALFOTJR,   IB  _ o.  Telephone Connection.  Do you know, that  Turner Bros.  Have fust Received  R?-esh Violin String,  Fresh Banjo Strings,  Finest Quality. ,  Autoharp,   Guitar,  Banjo a7id   Violin.  Strings and Fittings always on hand.  ���������R. G. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASS AYE R,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731,Vancouver, B. C.    Terms cash.  W. M. MACKINNON, 0. E.  ,  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation, Water  Power,   Bridges  Structural Iron Work, Etc,  Office corner Homer and Cordova sts.,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  133-fcf  J.   A.   KIRK  J.   F.   RITCHIE  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office   over   Bank   of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  LIME   FOR    SALE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  ITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000    ."������������������ $2,020,000  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE/ FIIN D,  ������200,000     .    .        1,365,333  3Sr053LSO3Sr>BI^^^3SrOI3:.  Victoria, B.C., San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B.C, Portland, Oregon,  New Westminster, B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B.C, Tacoma, Washington.  ���������*���������'"      Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 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 Monfcrcal,.New Yoric;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS  DEPARTMENT.  On v.nd after 1st January next the rate  of interest on  deposits will be 3������ per cent, until further notice.  BAM OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,        .        .        .        . 6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, , President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON,  General Manager  Nelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London  (England), New York and \ Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers'credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued ; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3������ per cent.  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and  Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken   for  work  at  all   points   in  West Kootenay.  ������������iiiMMflaBitii������affli^^  BMiaiMMWiHMiHaiiiBBHmHiJi^^ _SST  12  THE  MI EE; J03LSOU.  B.  0:,  SATUEDAY,  JTOE 17,  1893.  111  r * i  I; .-���������.���������j  ITt"~;v  i;  !ll-;i  i , ('  It :l  *    -  If  P-*  JUST ARRIVED, an immense stock of Blankets, Cottons, Ladies' G-ooods,  Gents' Furnishings, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, etc., at prices neyer before heard  of in the Kootenay Lake District. Call and see for yotirselfl Complete lines  of Groceries and Hardware.  j"Os:isr  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon  Street, NELSON, B.G.  THE C.P.R. WIEES ARE COMING  COHrSTKUCTION WOEK  TO  BE COMMENCED  IMMEDIATELY  The line Will Kim from Uevclstokc, and Take in  Eiardcan, Nakusp, New Denver, Kaslo and Nelson,  With Nelson as the Terminal Offices, Thus Giving  Kapid Telegraphic Communication to all Points.  Superintendent J. Wilson, of the Canadian  Pacific Telegraph Company, is perhaps the  happiest man in Nelson this week.  He is here  with W. (J. VanHorne's warrant  to commence operations at once for the connection of Nelson and the Kootenay country generally  with the Canadian Pacific telegraph system.     For   the past   two  years he has  been  endeavoring to convince   the C. P. R. authorities that  it  was desirable  to  put  in the company's wires by way of Revelstoke, but it was  . not  until  VanHorne  came and  calculated for  himself the great possibilities of the Kootenay  country that  the railway   magnate   could  be  induced to assent to  the construction of the  system.  In an interview with a Miner reporter Supt.  Wilson explained that it was the company's  intention to give all the towns in the Kootenay  country direct connection with the Canadian  Pacific telegraph service. The line will be  brought down from Revelstoke to the upper  arm of the Arrow Lake, connecting with Lardeau, Nakusp, New Denver, Kaslo and Nelson.  From Kaslo to Nelson it is probable that the  telephone company's poles may be made use of  but as yet nothing has been decided upon'in  this respect.  The construction work is to be commenced at  once, and by fall the people of Nelson will have  a telegraph service which will have the advantage of rates to the Coast and Eastern points  which will permit free usage in the transaction  of business.  fi*ul>lic School Concert.  The Oddfellows' hall was comfortably filled  on Friday evening on the occasion of the Public School concert. The concert was a success  financially, and had it been well advertised the  hall would not have been large enough to accommodate the audience. The programme,  which was a really good one, was presented as  follows :  Piano Selection, P. B. C. Turner  Recitation, ^ Miss Kane  Solo, G. R. Robson  Harmonica Selection, Masters C. and M. Graham  Duet���������"Friendship," Mrs. Goepel and C. Hamber  Solo���������"Anchored," Mr Perks  Solo, Mrs. Goepe  Pir       Selection,  So:  Bui ,,  Selection,  Character Song,  Solo,      "  Medley,���������" Bonapo,"  P. BrC. burner  C. Hamber  Mrs. Goepel and G. R. Robson  E. P. Whalley  G. Cf Hunt  Mrs. Goepel  < J. E. Turner  McLaughlin & Hillyer have been awarded the  contract to build.one wing of the Nelson hospital, and have already commenced work.  There will be session of the County Court in  Nelson on Thursday, July 20.  Dr. Arthur has removed his drug store to the  south side of East Baker street.  McPhee & Whiteside, of Kaslo, will be  awarded the contract for building the Nelson  courthouse on posting the necessary bonds.  CANADA'S NATAL DAY CELEBKATION  The Arrangements JReing Completed   by ReSularly  Organized Committees.  At a  meeting of the subscribers to the fund  for the Dominion day celebration the solicitors  reported a subscription aggregating $800.   The  meeting   appointed   A.  H.  Buchanan,   Frank  Fletcher and J.  Houston  as a committee   of  arrangements. C. VanNess, J. Johnson, B.  Craddock, W. J. Wilson, F. J. Squire, George  Neelands, R. E. Lemon and G. A. Bigelow were  appointed a reception committee.  It was decided to make a two days' celebration, and a portion of the programme prepared  will be carried out on Friday, the 30th inst., on  which day the foot races and athletic games  will be enntested. The boat races and horse  racing will be reserved for Dominion day.  The Columbia & Kootenay Navigation Company will give special rates to Nelson fronj all  points at which their boats call���������a single fare  for the round trip. The steamer Spokane will  make special trips from Kaslo and other lake  points.  The steamers Ainsworth and State of Idaho  will also offer special arrangements in the way  of trips and fares from points on the Kootenay  Lake.  Messrs.  Kirk &  Ritchie,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyors,  Nelson,  B.C.,  Have published   in pocket  form an  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  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 & BEALEY, Kaslo.  ���������: T^XaBAU,   M.D.,   ���������/.., ������������������  Physician and Sujrgeon,  Rooms 3 and 4,   Houston Block,;  'Nelson, B.C. ������������������������������������������������������������������������.  Telephone   42.        <:  A ,"   S.  GOING,  CIVIL   ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson, B.  C.  SA.   ROBERTS,  ��������� ������������������'.���������.��������� ������������������.��������� ������������������;���������... ,  Provincial    and   Dominion  Land Surveyor,  TROUT LAKE CITY, B.C.  JF.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson, B.C.  152-52  TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THE  AMERICAN CAMPS.  ARVEY  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.  BROKERS' NOTICE.  From and after July 1st. the  undersigned will be prepared  to attend to all consignments of  Goods and Chattels held at the  Outport   of Nelson, B.  C,   for  payment of Customs' Duties.  C. HAMBER,  Nelson, B. C.  ggf^i;,^  KRBK&gSBESTtr

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