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The Miner Jun 10, 1893

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 The Mines in  Kootenay are Anions  the Richest  in  ; America.  // ;-  '%  -    The ������res are  KiSfh-ttrade in ft old,  Silver, "Copper,  and. Lead.  OTMBEE 153.  OTLgOXrBB^^  $������ A YEAE  NELSON CITi: M J^mOtEft-  SO SAYS W. 0. .VAN-HOME, PKESIBEtfT  OF  THE O.P.E.. AND GIVES HIS SEASONS  V  The visit  6f President W. C. VanHorne,   of  the G. P. R.   to this section is an event of inucn  more  importance  thaa  would  appear  from  a  casual thought upon   the   subject.-���������^Mr^'.'.Van  Hoi he  is well known U> Be a busy and' lihusually energetic nmp, and it is safe to say. that most  of his  movements are carei'ully considered and  usually productive  of  something decisive^. Tt^  will  be  remembered  that  he  has  visited  this ;  section  once   before, : and  that  as  a result the ;  Columbia & Kootenay railway connects Nelson :  ancL Robson.    :Somei idea of this  second  and ;  much  more  extensive  trip can be gained from !  Mr. Van Home's own words :  '��������� I have been," said he,, ^unusually interested I  on this trip. You see this is my second venture ;  into this part of; the country.; X -must say that ,  the ehanges which have tak^h place during the j  three years which j have elapsed since then are  niost astonishing. ^T(>wns have grown up on  all sides and are apparehtly for the most part in..-  .a very satisfactory and rlourishing condition.  ; - As  you  are perhaps aware the 0. P. R. has  ���������had  outfits  of /engineers in various portions of ;  this region for several years.      These have been  busy in looking, for the most practicable route.  "thVotigliPtrie country south of here.    The reason .!  of  thi^^low progress is simply that in this part  of  th"e  world  mistakes in railroad building are  entirely  too  costly" not  to warrant the taking  of every precaution to avoid tliem.  The narrow  guage iron/ Leth bridge down to the Crow's Nest ���������  Pass has been purchased, and pur engineers are  now  working in the pass with a view to finally  determining the exact route for connecting that \  branch with the system "west of the Rockies.  ���������    " yi-is  early   in  the  day to attempt   to state  ���������(definitely, just  where the new line will run and  where"it  will connect, as niuch of tliatwiirdepend on the results of this season's engineering.  Of one thing,   however, you may rest assured.  Nelson will be the future railroad centre of this  portion of British'"Columbia'.    I say this after a  careful  study  of  the   entire  situation.    There  may be other towns, that   in   time _ will; grow to  equal size,   but   this  place is,   by  reason of its ;  natural advantages.of location and the ease with !  which the surrounding country can be reached,  destined  to   be   the  receiving and distributing  point. It is to be hoped the business men of Nel-  'son   will  realize this sufficiently to feel encouraged to the eredtion of a better class of buildings  Jthan are found in the average mining camp.    I  am  pleased  to  see that  such  is,   in  many instances, already being done.    Nelson   has long  since    passed    the   mining   camp   stage     and  should from   now on  have a steady and solid  /growth.  " Another point wThich I hope will not much  longer be neglected is a systematic endeavor to  attract tourist travel in this direction. It is a  well-known fact that many of the heaviest investors in the West are men who were simply  travelling through the country as a matter of  curiosity or recreation, and who, while so doing  have been become convinced of the resources of  "the place, and so have been led to become permanently interested. You have in this region  some of the grandest scenery in the world.  Why, this inland navigation you have here is a  perpetual poem, a delight from beginning to  end, and in the mountains are scenes which  would put to shame the Alps. All this furnishes  an opportunity to lure the unwary tourist into  The Visit one of Wreat Importance to This Region-  There is No'Doubt 85sit that Nelson is to he Made .  the Centre of the' ItaSlroad System., iii the Mining  ������������������   Section.. ������������������'*''��������� "���������"' --:.- - ���������     -���������-  your country and when he is in your gates and  there is ho hope for escape. Show him some of  your rich mineral claims or some of the thousand avenues for safe and ''remunerative in vestment. It is almost certain that in some way he  will become interested. In fact, my party has  been no exception to* the rule' on this'trip.  ' ���������' Speaking generally, you have back of you a  country of almost unlimited wealth, and you  have heee t^e;tbwri"wKic"K-:,1'KSld^t"he key to the  situation/ and will become the center of the;  new country. I cannot see what more you;  want." ;";' '��������� _.';  iSE  M^E' LEAF FOEEYEE1  GRAND    CELEBRATION    AT    NELSON    OF;  CANADA'S   NATAL  DAY  The First of July Will See Some Enthusiasm to tlie  Square Inch on Any Kind of a -Casual Assay���������  A Programme being Prepared which will include  Morse Racing, Boat Racingand Athletic (lames.  In case you should forget it, it may be mentioned incidentally that Nelson is going to have  a big show on Dominion day.  The committee having the arrangements in  hand report a big subscription account for  games and athletic contests, and they promise  the greatest show on earth.   '.'  The programme of sports as drafted calls for  single and double canoe and boat races, for  which $90 has been set aside as prize money.  In foot racing $112.50 will be contested for, the  events being classed : 100 yards race ; boys' and  girls' races, under fifteen, fifty yards ; three-  legged race ; sack race ; obstacle  race ; hurdle  race, and the fat men's race.  Horse;, racing will have the major portion of  the prize appropriation, .receiving over $300.  The events are : \ mile race, best two in three ;  400 yards race, barring winner of the J-niile  race ; ladles' riding race ; hurdle race ; and the  slow mule "race.  Sixty dollars has been set aside for Caledonian  games, which embrace long jump, hop-step-and-  jump, running long jump, standing nigh jump,  vaulting with pole, throwing heavy hammer  and tossing the caber.  Provision has also been made for a tug-of-war  and the climbing of the greasy pole.  Good music has also been arranged for.  THROUGH BY OCTOBER 1ST  The Nelson cfs Fort Sheppard Railway Now in Such a  Position to Warrant This Statement.  Work: on the Nelson & Fort Shepp.ard railway  is progressing as favorably as could be desired.  On this end of the road the work is being handled in good shape. The , wagon road grade is  good and will permit of heavy loads of supplies  being passed over it in the hear future. The  clearing and grading is forging ahead and will  be handled even more rapidly when the wagon  road permits the establishment of more camps.  The track is up to the Pend d'Oreille, and all  the material for the steel bridge is how on the  ground. The track will be across the bridge by  July 1st, and from then on will be pushed as  fast as the grades can be prepared for it. With  the exception of a little heavy work on the  other end the ground is easy, and Chief Engineer Roberts estimates that one mile of track per  day can be laid without unduly crowding.the  graders. He further states that by October 1st  Nelson will have an all-rail connection writh  Spokane. About 800 men are now at w7ork on  the road and more will be put on right along.  THE SPOKANE BANKTAiLURES  ". FOUR 0P ��������� THE LEADITO HNANOIMi INSTITUTIONS TOROED JTO SUSPiEND'  ���������i.r-./i-  The Trouble Caused l������y Heavy -Drafts from Eastern  Depositors   anil  the   Feeling   of Panic 'Over the  Numerous   Failures   Doth   East   and   West���������Tlie  .. Crisis Now Safely Passed.  So far as can be learned the panic in financial  circles across the border isjiot nearly so widespread, nor far reaching in its effects as was at  first supposed. The trouble seems to be the  natural outcome of the flurry iri banking circles  in the eastern part of the United States. This  has caused the calling in of a considerable  amount of western deposits kept'..-for.speculative purposes. Seeing this and fearing h^avy  local calls a number or^esl^ni banks have  v been attempting to provide against any sudden  heavy drafts, and so have not felt as willing to  render even temporary assistance to each other  as would ordinarily have been the case.  The trouble began in Spokane on Monday  when under a heavy run the private bank of A.  M. Cannon was forced to suspend pay mien t.  This had a bad effect on the Washington National Bank,, in which Mi'. Cannon is a heavy  stockholder, and by Monday afternoon both the  Washington.". National; and   the   Washington  Savings were compelled: ;to close their doors,  unable to meet the heavy dr-airi^on their reserve  funds. \. ;        .' '"���������..,  The  Citizens'  Savings Bank was affected fty  the panic, if such it can be called, but hoped to  ���������tide the matter pvefc. The doors = were kept open  long after, banking hours in.hopes   that confidence would be*restored, and a  draft  for $100,-  .000 was. telegraphed, from  New York to Portland,  .the   nearest   point where    a   sufficient  reserve is .kept to stand; such a strain.   A special  locomotive was engaged to bring in the money,  but it failed to arrive, and about 2 p.m. on-Tuesday the Citizens'Savings closed.  '���������' In the   meantime   the  Traders had been submitted to a brisk run, but managed  to meet ail  .demands, and by one o'clock on Ti^day the excitement  died  away and alfairs at this institution resumed.their normal condition.    This was  -caused  principally by the fact that many large  dealers continued  to make unusually heavy deposit at the Traders.  The First National experienced no run and  was able to continue as usual. The merchants  throughout displayed a determinition to stick  to the banks and help them out as far as possible. .  There is but little alarm felt, as most of the  depositors feel that the difficulty is only temporary, and that by the time the suspended  institutions are re-opened by the Bank Examiner the inatter will have been satisfactorily  adjusted.  Locally the interest was chiefly of an indirect  ���������nature, as it is believed that the only private  bank in this section has made satisfactory  arrangements to continue without any trouble  and the stability of the chartered banks is so  well known as to leave them entirely out of the  question.  The  trouble  in   Spokane  is practically over.  G. B. Wright  received a telegram on Wednesday afternoon  stating  that there had been no  -more failur&s, and that it was believed the crisis  was then over.  J. H. McGregor, P. L. S., of Gore, Burnett &  Co, Victoria, is in the city with W. S. Drewry's  survey party.  \ TffiB  MINES: NELSON.  B.  CU  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 10, 1893.  HYBEAULIO PLACES MINING  The Vaia Wliikle  Mine,   Near Lyitoii, .'ffill  Pave a  Wash Vp This Weels.  Several shareholders of the Van Winkle  Hydraulic Mining Company were in Lytton  last week in expectation of seeing the first clean  up. There was not a sufficient volume of water,  however, and the first wash up will probably  be witnessed this week.  Among those in the party were J. M. Buxton,  R; G. TatlowV Edw. Mahon, G? o. DeWolf, EL E.  Newton and Mining Engineer Hobson.  The Van  Winkle company has a subscribed  capital of $500,000, divided  into 50,000 shares.  fhey have constructed a ditch four  miles in  length and put in 3,000 feet of 22-inch steel pipe,  which gives them 375 feet head of water. One  eight-inch monitor is ready for operation and a  second one will be put in shortly.  The dirt show a good average, and when the  present hydraulic apparatus is working it is  estimated that 2,500 yards can be easily worked  in a day.  The Lytton claim, immediately adjoining the  Van Winkle, also shows every indication of  wealth. A. shaft is being sunk to a depth of 500  feet, arid as high as $5 in gold has been washed  out of one cubic yard of dirt. Development  work on this claim will be pushed forward during the summer.  The Fraser, just across the river from the Van  Winkle, is also a promising claim.  Engineer Hobson has gone up to the Cariboo  country to superintend the construction of  hydraulic works on the Horsefly placer claim,  Which is ov^ned entirely by Canadian Pacific  officials, Messrs. VanHorne and Abbott being  largely interested.  Dredging for Gold Bust.  Last week attention was called to some successful experiments in dredging for placer gold  in the bed of the Sacramento river. This method  of attempting to recover what wonld appear to  be utterly lost, is apparently becoming popular  -in more localities than one. The latest in this  line is  the  wash of a Chicago company on the  -Red Jliver,.near Elk City.   Here a large dredge  quite similar to those used for clearing channels  is at work. It carries strong machinery which  takes up the gravel and a portion of the loose  iock from the bed of the river. This is sluiced  and the ^tailings are piled behind the dredge in  such a way as to form a temporary dam and  assist in the working of the machine by arresting the current.  The company owns land on both sides of the  stream and expect to make a good thing of the  venture. The machine is capable of handling  two yards 6ftdirt per minute and can be worked  on very low grade ground.  . It is quite probable that there is a number of  streams in British Columbia that might be successfully worked in a similar manner, and something of the kind may now be under consideration, as the Gold Commissioner reports an application for terms on a portion of the bed of  the Columbia river. The figures were not arrived at, but it is understood the company is  thinking seriously of the matter.  Married Wednesday Evening.  John M. Dfiscoll, of,.this city joined the ranks  of the benedicts on Wednesday evening, when  he was married to Miss Mary Ross MacRae, of  Donald. The knot was tied by Rev. Thos. H.  Rogers, at the residence of Capt. McMorris.  This the tenth marriage which has taken place  in this city.    A Convenient Index.  Through the kindness of Premier Davie, the  Miner is in possession of several copies of the  amended Mineral Act. A very convenient  feature of the pamphlet is a well arranged index  ^ifhich enables the user to find the section covering any given point at once.  The Dandy mine will resume operations in the  iiear future. The owners are waiting for the  snow to give them a chance. As it is melting  rapidly they can soon resume work.  %  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of  AH  Classes       Machinery.    Sawmill and Marine W  S4MLK   R3ANUFA���������TUi������ftBS   OIF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B, 0. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauling  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 arid Leather Belting; Oils, (<a^  HGISTma ENGINES AND  SIM  Corner Alexander Street aJidW  D.   GARTSWEL* J. W. CAMPION,  Agent West Kootienay.  r-Treasurer.  ������r  Do you know Mat  Turner Bros.  Have Just Received  Fresh Violin String,  ;    Fresh Ranjo Strings,  Finest Quality.  Autoharp,. Guitar, Banjo and   Violin  Strings and Fittings always on hand.  B  AUCTIONEERS  AND  We will sell toy   PUBLIC A8J���������TI������IV toy order off  ^���������A.BMRAY&CO.  ������n tlie premises, corner of Wlaarff and Bastion  square? Victoria, &j&  THURSDAY, JU  AT 11 ������'���������������������CK. A.M.,  Tfeeir   Entire   Stock  of LIQUORS AND CBGAKS them  on hand.   At present tlie stock consists of  Large and full lines of Staple Case Liquors and Bulk  Liquors, comprising Scotch and Irish Whiskies, Ales  and Stout, Red Gin, Green Gin. Old Tom, Brandies,  Rum, Ports, Sherries, Champagnes, Clarets, Curaco,  Maraschino, Liqueurs, Bitters, Lime Juice, Lime  Juice Cordials, Tonic Water, Raspberry Vinegar,  American Bourbon, Flasks in Rye, Scotch, Irish and  and Brandy. Empty Flasks.  50,000 Assorted Domestic and Imported Cigars,  Also Store and Office Appointments, Safes, Large Scales,  Fixtures, etc.  PRIVATE SALES will be made at a slight advance  on cost of importation until June 9th.  Terms of Sale Cash, or approved notes on cash basis.  Purchasers will have the option of buying liquors "in  bond " or " duty paid." Bond storage on premises at  50 cents per ton per month.  Auctioneer.  Victoria, May 15th, 1893.  151-3  ESTABLISHED 1885.  Manufacturer and Importer  of all Grades of  m ��������� ���������  Carpets, Oilcloths, Linpleiigjs,  Window Shades, etc.  WHOLESALE   ONLY.  21-23   CORDOVA   STREET,  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Telephone 52.  6 of the Season  st  Imported and Domestic Cigars, Etc.  HUDSON'S BAY C0MPT  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  AGBNTS FOR  Hiram Walker & Son's,       arw1       Fort Garry Flour Mills,  Limited, ana Manitoba.  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.  tSITNMAKEIl,  o   "W-   buse:3  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL -!- LAND -;- SURVEYOR  BALFOTJB,   B.   O-  Telephone Connection.  ������ ��������� v������  '.ys.-*:  ^^^^^^^S^^M:^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^'^^^^^^^^^^^^ THE  MINEE: NELSON.  B.  0.-,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 10,  1893.  w ���������  m  ^^}^^^^}^^}^^}^^i  ������3<$E=3s3te$e^������3  %  I  I  I  I  ^^l^l^s}fl^s^  of  Wl  Townsite is being  0  be put on  the  Market shortly.  hose   desiring   Lots   should   communicate with the Syndicate having  Townsite in hand.  j^^j^^j  S^S^!^^S3^^S3l^^S3^S^E3^S^E3l^^E3  Address :  cinctsfGr,  mm  9m  ���������fsm  s  ,^������i������.M4jjB^ji^vmiii^^iAuttij^,.M^)ii,ai^j!i^uBMv.te;,vviWtf^atfw    i 'uluuil i,iujj'j-i _iunjiLuiiiJLiLjji-iJiLLj_iLX-u_i3cnr-i LLiiuiini] iLiiiu u. j...i i .lull .iii iiLiii !��������� 'ii.iiLYinr'Tiyrmi'"-!l"'~pV' Wfi'i,1- -'-J'i.1im'fit -|vj^-"'"������������"��������������� v<javB^^a l*5&i THE MINEE: NELSON, B. 0��������� SATUEDAY, JUNE 10, 1893.  I-.T  ������������������K  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and "will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates.   Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  ';������������������ in .stock.    ������������������',���������;;'",  address The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson; b.c.  SIGNS OF THE TIMES.  There areany number of indications whereby one may judge of the probable future of a  given section of the country. Just now these  indications with regard to this portion of British  Columbia generally, and Nelson in particular,  are many and favorable.  Within the pastG few weeks there have appeared upon the local hotel registers the names  of .a number of distinguished visitors who were  generally seeking information with a view to  investments or" personally, attending to those  already made. These people are. generally in  such positions as to be able to get inside information on pending movements before they are  given to the public, and their -movements there,  fore become more than usually significant.  President VanHorne, of the C.P.R., has stated  that Nelson will undoubtedly become the rail-  road centre, the receiving and distributing point  for this region. This is a definite statement,  and coining from such a source, may be received  as authoritative.  In this connection it must be remembered  that a number of railroad officials have acquired  personal interests in this vicinity, no doubt  with a well-defined belief that they are safe in  doing so.  Supt. Wilson has for some time, been endeavoring to have the C. P. R. telegraph system  completed from Revelstoke to this city, and in  conversation with the Miner he expressed his  conviction that it will be done this summer.  Prominent Government officials are informing themselves with regard to the. condition of  affairs in and the needs of this portion of the  province, probably realizing that the day has  passed when such matters could be safely  neglected.  Almost every day the news of new discoveries  of vast mineral wealth is sent abroad, and  capital is pouring in to develop what is already  iu sight and to encourage the search for more.  In short, those who are watching the signs of  the times carefully see in them reasons to believe that a set of circumstances are shaping  themselves similar to those which peopled the  United States from the Rocky Mountains to the  Pacific Ocean, and caused such cities as Denver,  Butte City, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, San  Francisco, and hundreds of others to spring up  in the waste places as if by enchantment.  There is nothing visionary in this belief. The  resources are here. Their development has  begun, and the remainder will follow from  necessity.   LET US BEAR BOTH SIDES.  The ghost of Provincial politics which for the  past two years has neglected West Kootenay to  flit through the Coast constituences, to pry into  the redistribution question, and later into the  proposed Government buildings expenditure,  has again made its appearance here.  This time it looks as if something more was to  be accomplished than the registration of a kick  over Mineral Act amendments or land office  administration. The movement of the spectre  this time is accounted for in the recent visit to  this city of Premier Davie, Henry Croft, and  Thomas Kitchen, of thr Provincial Legislature.  Nothing in the way of public speaking was  attempted, but there can be no question but  that the members are quietly sizing up the  political situation. It was currently reported  on the Coast that Premier Davie intended holding public meetings in the district, and this  rumor accounted for the presence here of  Thomas Kitchen, who sits on the opposite side  in the House.  No meetings have been held, but Premier  Davie purposes returning to West Kootenay  early in July, and there is a strong feeling in  favor- of holding a series of political meetings,  in this city on the occasion of such visit. There  is an apparent lack of sympathy between West  Kootenay and other portions of o the province,  and, apart from mining matters, an indifference  on the part of West Kootenay with.respect to.  Legislative enactments which materially affect  the progress of the province as a whole.  So long as West Kootenay continues to be  mis-represented, and refuses to take an active  interest in the political issues of the day, so  long ������������������'���������will the best interests of West Kootenay  and the province generally suffer. In the past  the lack of transportation and of mail facilities  wThile the House has been in session may account for the apathy shown by Wrest Kootenay.  but now7 that this barrier which in the past cut  this district off from the outside world is being  removed it is desirable that an opportunity be  given the electorate to weigh the arguments  pro and con as to why Theodore Davie should  be Premier, or why he should not be.  To be of any utility at all the meetings should  not be one-sided. If the Cabinet Ministers who  are ranging about in Europe and the East are  rounded up sufficient talking talent could doubtless be secured to get an account of the Government stewardship, and those "agin' the  government " have never shown any disinclination to talk when opportunity offered.  Let West Kootenay have a public meeting  for the discussion of public meetings by all  means. As Kellie said in the House when supporting the bill for the government buildings  expenditure,  " Let 'er flicker."  GIVE US A  CHANCE.  It may safely be said that but very few persons throughout the civilized world have read  all that has appeared about the great World's  Fair at Chicago without feeling to some extent  a desire to visit the City by the Lake and take  in its manifold attractions. This desire has  been very pronounced in many who are unfortunately deprived of a means of gratification  owing to a lack of necessary funds.  The result has been an amount of mental  efforts on various schemes which if properly  directed would have run the affairs of a nation  for some years to come.  Among the host of those who have succeeded  in ** evolving " something practicable, some-  which gives a reasonable hope of success, there  are none more successful than the Victoria  clergyman who has taken the following method.  It is called the " You-can't-go-so-send-me-and-  I-will-come-back-and-tell-you-all-about-it " system. Several hundred tickets are issued for a  course of lectures on the Fair. These tickets  are taken up by those who belong to the " You  can't-go "  class.     The happy would-be " I-will-  cOme-back" then gathers up the Coin and departs to take in the sights of the Fair and mayhap to congratulate himself on not being a  stupid " You-can't-go." Of course full value is  returned to the ticket holders who will listen  with rapture to a course of pithy lectures on  The Fair and what they would have seen. It is  understood that this method has been worked  successfully in a number of instances.  As most of the Nelson solid citizens will be too  busy getting wealthy this summer to find time  for such a trip could not someone be found  willing to make a martyr of himself and go and  take it in for us. As there has only been a  limited number of chances to" contribute "  towards something lately this would give everyone a chance to " chip in."  HOW TO ESTIMATE ON A PLACER.  There can be no doubt but that the present  year will go down to a future generation as  having been marked by an unusual activity in  all departments of mining.  Strikes greater in number and richer in character than have ever been known for years are  now matters of almost daily occurrence. While  lead, silver, and copper has held their own'inmost: localities, and silver has made gigantic  -strides ahead in the rich discoveries in this portion of the country, there can be no doubt but  that gold is taking a position it has not held  before for years. Whether rightly or not  matters little, but it is certainly a fact that the  situation in the great financial centres of the  * world is such as to make gold a mineral more  and more to be desired. The consequence is  is that gold mines are more in demand just now  than for years before, and capital is showing an  eagerness to invest in this direction which will  undoubtedly result in a closer search for gold-  bearing ground. After some years of comparative neglect placer mining is again becoming  " the thing " in a great many districts throughout the United States, and the same condition  is spreading into British Columbia.  Much of the old ground gone over years ago  is again being looked up. Only the richest  spots would pay in those days of crude methods  and high prices for labor and supplies, and  many sections of good ground were passed  over as " not worth while trying," which might  be taken up again to great advantage.  Some calculations of what would constitute a  paying placer claim under the changed condition of affairs may be of interest and value to  those who are turning their attention to such  properties.  A cubic yard of gravel will average about 80  pans of dirt. If the property has been opened  up in good shape each man will be able to  shovel into the boxes about ten cubic yards of  gravel in a shift. If this gravel will average all  through one cent, to the pan, the result will be  that, allowing $4.00 per day for wages, supplies,  tools, wear and tear, etc., to each man, the re-  suit will be a net profit to the owner of $4.00  per day per man. If a pipe head is used it is  safe to calculate that the result will be the  handling of about three times the amount of  gravel per man, leaving a net return of $20 per  day per man.  Upon this basis it is easy to calculate the  returns that may be expected from any thoroughly prospected placer claim after it is opened  and ready for work.  There can be no doubt that there is a considerable amount of such ground in this region,  which will pay well to work though passed by  in contempt by the old time miner in search of  " a big thing."  IUIII|I.|.* r ^.M  J"'iX  '.-���������^^^^^^..g^;^,;-^.^ THE  MINEK: NELSON.  B.   Oi,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 10,  1893.  ^4  <������>:  34   MILES   FROM   KASS-O  :������  ^  Distributing Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and G-reat Silver Ledges of Lardo  District,   k Wagon-Road to Mge^^ of Kootenay Lake is under Con  struction. 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.  in on  no  r  / /  m io  a  ys,  X     X     X      X      XX  XXXXXX      XX  x    r    x    xxx  <=.  5  ^  t-���������t ^���������.  only  of  Point of Shipment for Duncan City and the Gold Fields.  agon-Road is Under Construction from this Point to the foot  the Upper Kootenay Lake, Connecting Duncan with this Town.  s avoiding the Dangerous Navagation of the Lower Duncan  shortening the Distance to Upper Kootenay Lake seven Miles.  ���������>-sr    \  /iu  /  For further Information as to Prices for Lots, Terms, etc, Apply to  FSV  ���������Se4"i  fc  wMiiuMiniMiuiiiiviRumau*  ^MMlUmMMMJIM^^ iiiC/^-'rt-j^iiE  ������^^!.vWJft3;i^-,!^c^^-ci������>^*^i*-^--.VJ-������^  THE MINES:  NELSON  B.  0:,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 10,  1893.  new  Buy^h  rtses tn  West"Kootenay.  DEBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots Jor Sale  in   NAKUSRi DAWSJDN and RORSOJSf.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. & K. Ry. Co.  Nelson, B.C  LAYING OUT A MDTEEAL CLAIM.  What Must he   Done   to Conform with the Kequire-  mcuts of the Acts.  From the number of inquiries received at this  office it appears that there are many people  desirous of taking up mineral claims who are as  yet hot very well posted on the requirements of  the Act as to the staking out of a location. The  following sections are quoted from the amended  Act, for the benefits of all such :  14. Any free miner desiring to locate a mineral claim shall, subject to the provisions of this  Act with respect to land which may be used for  mining, enter upon the same and locate a plot  of ground measuring where possible but not exceeding 1,500 feet in length by 1,500 feet in  breadth, in as nearly as possible a rectangular  form, that is to say : all angles shall be right  angles, except incases where a boundary line of  a previously surveyed claim is adopted common  to both claims, but the lines need not necessarily  be, meridional. In defining the size of a mineral  claim it shall be measured horizontally, irrespective of inequalities on the surface of the  ground,  A mineral claim shall be marked by two legal  posts, placed  as near as  possible on the line of  the the ledge or vein, and the posts shall be  numbered 1 and 2, and the distance between  posts 1 and 2 shall not exceed 1,500 feet, the line  between posts No. 1 and 2 to be known as the  location line, and upon posts No. 1 and 2 shall  be written, the name given to the mineral  claim, the name of the locator and the date of  the location. Upon No. 1 post there shall be  written in addition to the foregoing,  "Initial Post," the approximate compass bearing of No. 2 post, and a statement of the number of feet lying to the right and to the left of  the line from No 1 to No 2 post, thus :  *' Initial post.    Direction of post, No. 2,  feet of  this  claim lie on the right, and  feet on the left of the line from No. 1 to  No. 2 post."  All the particulars required to be put on No. I  post shall be furnished by the locator to the  Mining Recorder at the time the claim is recorded, and shall form a part of the recore of  such claim.  When a claim has been located the holder  shall immediately mark the line between posts  No. 1 and 2, so that it can be distinctly seen ; in  a timbered locality, by blazing trees and cutting  underbrush, and in a locality where there is  neither timber nor underbrush he shall set  legal posts so that such line can be distinctly  seen.  The locator shall also place a legal post at the  point where he has discovered rock in place, on  which shall be written " Discovery Post " ; he  shall also set a legal post as near as possible at  each corner of his claim, on which shall be  written "-A.B.'s claim, N.B.C." (meaning northeast corner), A.B.'s claim N.W.C. (meaning  north-west corner), as the case maybe: Provided that when the claim is surveyed the  surveyor shall be guided entirely by posts 1 and  2 and the notice on No. 1, the initial post, and  the records of the claim.  $���������  EXAMPLE OP   MODE OP LAYING   OUT A  CLAIM.  No. 2 Post.  O- ��������������������������� ��������� O������������������~������������������ , -O  750 feet  o  ������  750 feet  BANK OF  Discovery Post   o  O  o  o-  750 feet  750 feet  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000   .    $2,920,000  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE FUND,   ������260,0������������      .    .        1,265,333  isr:E]:r_.so:r>r jBja^^isrcjEi^  0  No. 1 Post.  It is not necessary that equal portions of the  claim should lie on each side of the location line.  E. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MiNSNG   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., 133-tf  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B.C., Portland, Oregon,  NewWestminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND 00REESP0NDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New YorK;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  j. A. KIRK  J. F.  RITCHIE  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  On 12nd after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits will be 3^ per cent, until further notice.  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,       .       .       .       . ������,������OO,00O  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,  .President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Kelson Branch:   ft". W. Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office   over   Bank   of  British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B. C  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.  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    S.4LE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake m any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  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. S^^C^JXBZM'SiOiSXXS^iSICSVSUriRJlifl  THE MINEB:  NELSON.  B.  0,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 10,  1893.  a  THE MAIL'S IN."  Written for The Miner by J. F. Bledsoe.  No one knew where he came from, and for  that matter no one cared particularly, for it was  quite enough to look after personal affairs in a  tamp where law was a very indejfinite term and  the strong hand more often carried the day.  Dusty and ragged he trudged up the irregular  street of the  cluster of tents and rude log huts,  already dignified   with  the  sounding   title of  Silver  Ledge  Gity.      The   stage  coach   which  plunged  down the  steep mountain side to pick  up  occasional  adventurers beyond the confines  of civilization,   and   then   toil  up with   them  towards this  latest  point  of attack  upon  old  Dame  Nature's coffers,  could not have brought  him,   for it  was not yet in.    Up in front of the  largest  edifice in town,   half tent,   half house,  hearing  the legend  Silver   Ledge   Hotel,   was  collected   the   motley   assemblage   of   miners,  prospectors,    gamblers  and   human   wreckage  usually found around the principal���������������������������" gin mill "  of such a place. Such an arrival did not stop  for a moment the dropping fire of question and  comment which was just then occasioned by a  new and apparently 'rich find recently made by  one of the nrst comers to the camp.  "What you goin' to do with her, Jim," asked  one as he turned over the rich specimen which  was being passed around for inspection.  " I'm goin' to open her up," was the reply.  " i'm down now to git some men to go out with  me. inthe mornin'.".  The words " git some men " fell on the ears of  the   traveller  as   he  paused  on the edge of the  crowd,   and   after   hesitating   a     moment   he  stepped up to  the speaker, a gaimtand grizzly  old man with keen but kindly eyes, and said.:.  " Do you want men ?"  Old Jim eyed him for a moment.  "Air you a miner v"  *' No, i am not, but I am willing to work and  I thought you might be inclined to give me a  chance," and the speaker turned wearily.as if to  move away.  " Hold  on  pard,"   called  Jim.    " You  air a  likely lookin' cuss and ta-lk fair anyway.   Blame  ... me it* I don't give you a show." --  >    Six   months   under   ihe  direction   of  such a  tutor as  old Jim   Burns would  have turned a  duller tenderfoot than   Kalph into something of  "a   miner,   and   between  the   two   men, both   of  whom studiously avoided any reference  to  the  past there had grown a sympathy no iess strong  oecause  it  had never shaped itself into words.  Nothing   was said when the young man left his  employer to work a claim of his own.    The proceeding was in keeping with the usual course of.;  events   in   such  a place.      He   was  still  only  " Ralph," the   name   he had given his employer  o;i the morning they had started for the mountains.    No  one  had ever heard him say a word  regarding that  outside  world   where   he   had  evidently  held  a good position socially, for  he  was   well  educated  and naturally refined.    An  occasional fruitless  enquiry   for  mail betrayed  his only interest beyond his surroundings. They  only knew that he never indulged in any of the  fierce dissipation with which many in the camp  were  accustomed  to drown their troubles, present  or  past.      Not   able  to  employ   help   he  worked alone with an energy that   was  almost  savage, and accomplished results that made Old  Jim say,  " There  air good grit in that boy, an'  he's goin' to strike it if work means anything."  One day found him in the " general store " of  the camp. He had just completed the purchase  of some supplies and paid out the last dollar of  the money secured from the first job in the new  camp.  " How's the claim, Ralph ?" called out Old  Jim from the other side of the store.  "Well Jim, I scarcely know. I have not  struck it yet, but it looks well and I'm going  back with some more ' grub' and try it again."  '* Ya!" growled Jim, " Better let her slide an'  come out with me. I'm goin' to work some  more men on the Howling Liza."  " No, Jim, thanks. I must stick to this now.  I have spent too much time on it to give it up  while there is any hope. By the way, do you  know if..the mail is in ?" . .  " I think she air late, but I'm coming up the  trail  to-morrow, and I'll bring anything up for  "���������ybu:" .'���������������������������������������������.��������� ? ���������;������������������;'���������/.  " Thanks, Jim," and his name passed for the  first time." ;  The next day Old Jim turned off the trail a  few miles from camp, and in a short time he  arrived in sight of Ralph's shack. A small package was clasped in his brown hand, and he had  the air of a friend who hopes to bring good  news.'  The log shack and little dump near by were  deserted,  and  no  answer came to Jim's cheery  .Shoilt.,  .���������.���������'';.''.:��������� ���������          .'   ������������������  Picking up a " snuff," Jim lighted it and  entered the tunnel.  It was an old story which a glance revealed to  the experienced eye of the miner. Mangled  body and scattered fragments of broken rock.  "She hung fire." muttered Jim as he dragged  the body out to the mouth of the tunnel and  carried it into the cabin. " Dead for hours,"  said the old man, after a careful examination of  the body; " Arid he had her right in sight," for  that swift inquiring glance in the tunnel had  included the results of that last shot in more  ways than one.  " I've got to tell someone of this," whispered  Jim with dry lips as he turned from the body.  "Whereas that packet?" It might be that  there would be an address in that which would  enable him to break the news to these people of  whom Ralph had never spoken. >Tne wrapper  fell.away under trembling fingers. A half-dozen  letters tied with a narrow ribbon which had  been run through a ring, a curt note in a delicate slanting hand.  " Got tired of waitin' and married-.'money," as  lie glanced at the note and ground out ah oath.  "Ralph, boy," and the keen eyes grew dim  and moist 4< the mail's in, but it's well you didn't  know. /'.' ���������;,'  Busy feet have broadened the little trail into  a wide road, and over it .every day the mail bags  speed in sight.: of where Ralph sleeps under a  wind-shaken pine.  Someone jumped the claim and it sold for a  million.  HE SURSCRIRER HAS IN STOCK  or en route from the Coast : _ >  Carload Glass, Faints and Oils.  Carload Sash and Doors,  Carload Dry Clear Fir Flooring, 4. inch,  1 Carload Dry Clear Fir Ceiling, 4. inch,  1  Carload Factory Cedar,  An   Immense   Stock of  Cotmnon Lumber,  Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Etc., as usual.  1  2  2  GO.  Kootenay Lake S-awmill^  NELSON AND KASLO.  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 Real Estate  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England,' makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  ffo.   1,  JOSEPHINE  STEEET,   NELSON,  B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  33  Adjoining the government townsite of- Nelson  AT $125  AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson,  values sure to increase.   Apply -  W.  A. Jowett, agent  for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C..  W,  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers'& Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.       ''    " *  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 2d..  Edward Applewhaite & (M  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  IE  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  VICTORIA, B.C.  The JPsafiy Tii?i'es  Subscription, $10 per annum,  In  advance.  3  , 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.  M  -   \l* -J--  rr^HE^^^  I      ������ II       I     - 8  THE MDTEK: ffELSOff, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JOTE 10, 1893.  w  I.  lip ���������  GRAND JTJEY PRESENTMENT  THE ASSIZE  OOUKT  TKAKSACTS  THE KE-  MADTOTG BUSINESS AND ADJOUEtfS  Tlie  JRecent CiraiidL Jury Figure  lis History Makers  and Bring in a Bill Against a House of Ill-fame  for tUe First Tiine in British Columbia���������JLectured"'  toy the; Judge.  The Assize Court finished its labors in this  section on Monday last. The business transacted  in addition to that which appeared in last  week's Minjer was rather light, being as follows : .��������� . , -   ������������������.,..-..:..-. ���������:.;.'��������� .���������'..'.'.  ���������:. . .   .    .  Reg. vs. Coy���������-Indecent assault. Verdict of  guilty rendered aihd a sentence of one year's imprisonment in the provincial jail at Kamloops,  imposed. ������  Reg. vs. JBorigeway���������Felonious stabbing. Acquitted.'; .  Reg. vs. Lawrence���������Indecent assault. Acquitted.  Reg. vs. Haynes���������Keeping house of ill-fame.  Nuisance abated,  A synopsis of the grand jury's presentment is  appended:  A numerously signed petition was presented  us, and wTe found that the complaint of the  petitioners was based on the spread of the social  evil. We believe that the regulation of the evil  should be left to the authorities, but that the  authorities have been neglectful in the past.  Another of the houses complained of (a place of  public entertainment) has had its respectability  attested by the holding of a session of the court  within its walls.  We, in order to aid the authorities, brought  in a true bill against one of the houses complained of by the petitioners ; and we do recommend that hereafter sessions of the court be not  held in buildings used for a business that is considered by many of our people productive of vice  andodissipation.  We inspected the jail at Nelson. It is now  quite inadequate for its purpose and lacking in  many things necessary for its good management. We found a prisoner who had ceen seriously injured conijned in one of the cells, and  the jailer without any appliances for his treatment ; there is neither bath nor washrooms and  only a small stove.  The inconvenience of the present system of  registering titles has been brought before us.  With some twenty registered town plats, some  of which are rapidly growing towns, and a large  number of conveyances executed in the district,  we have no registration office nearer than Victoria. We submit that "it would scarcely cost  the government more to have the work of registration done here than at Victoria, and the  economy of time and expense, to say nothing  of the lessening of trouble and annoyance  thereby effected to our people would be enormous.  A lack of facilities for the collection of small  debts is a standing erievance in our district.  Our people are denied regular times at which to  settle their differences in court. Tnis, we believe, is not because of an overworked judiciary  but because of an unwillingness on the part of  the government to grant our people what is  granted those of other and more favoured sections.  We find  much   complaint of the mail service  throughout the district.    Our  development has  more than  kept pace with the liberality of the  postoffice  department.     There  are  five  newspaper's published in   this portion of the district,  three banks in operation, six passenger steamers  make daily trips, a large number of mercantile  houses  are established, and our population and  commercial  interests require great efficiency of  mail service ;   but from  the reports that reach  us we find  there is a total lack of confidence in  the  postoffice as a  medium  for the regular or  -punctual   transmission   of mail.     Letters   and  papers, in great number, are carried  by private  conveyance;;    and   the sale of United  States  stamps,   to   be  used-on  letters posted   in  the  United States by outgoing travellers,  causes a  not inconsiderable loss to  the revenues of the  postoffice department.  ^E������  ������I<a>  -&&  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  H  B  For Further Particulars Apply to  Offices at Nelson, and Kaslo, B. C.  Or to HENRY CROFT, Victoria, B. C.  ��������� C .'-''J"  left"1 '  bS'-'J ���������*  [ mwrrtfw  i fr ��������� .- ���������   --���������������������������' - ���������-���������������������������   " ..... .      .       ������r iI}  ��������� >^t���������^"tJ���������;':^l^^���������^^ ���������<������.'.'i:T>F������-77T''r j^w-;^v,;7:,v.,>'.*"'-.TT''-".*':V'in,?>g'���������",'*'W"-Tj"r'v,y'',^..,,'i' ��������� ��������� * * ������������������ ���������������������������-r-btt"t"������������������������������������������������ ���������������-.���������'i-*1.""."'"."VTT���������" v , i      ;T"  .'. i,.,    ������������     ~.��������������������������� ttot"������-"g-���������������---���������������������������,-^rp.... n..,.,, ... ��������������������������� , . ,   ,     ,  fe j-,,. &xtt������r������4!vi*fattwwffiua!  ������WffOCT������,BgSMacaMwroattaaffl5W^^  THE MINER: NELSON, B. 0., SATUEDAY, JUNE 10, 1893.  9  SAYWAED.  Several new buildings have been completed  within the last week; namely Messrs. "Montgomery & Pallisk's restaurant, and two other  houses on Victoria avenue. The Say ward potel  and F. O. Allan's hotel are in running order,  the bar at the .latter being open for the sale of  "soft ,'dri'nks ir&il licenses are granted when the  raiiroad work has progressed".two miles beyond  the town.    A  new   building  is going up on the  Esplanade for  the  sale of  cigars, tobacco, sta-  , tione.i y and confectionery.  The railroad work is proceeding satisfactorily.;  The great cuts and fiiii on the route between  here aud Waneta show (; out very prominerrt in  the landscape. The majority of the rnten who  were waiting around have been placed -on '-the-;  work and have quit camp. The wagon road  along Beaver Creek is advanced twenty miles  and by the end of next week will'have crossed  the divide into the Salmon River basin ; it will  at once strike the north fork on some baauliful  open bench land, the property of the West  Kootenao Land Company.  A camp hospital, consisting of two large marquees, has been established ; the only patient as  yet is a young Dago with0 a broken leg.  Gilbert Brandt, who has a contract on the  right-of way about five miles away, met with a  severe, accident on the 7th inst., his head, face  and right side being terribly torn and lacerated  by a falling log.  J. F. Ritchie completed the survey of the  townsite and returned to Nelson on Thursday.    ���������  Cameron & McLeod's contract for clearing on  the townsite is in full swing, and immense fires  bear witness every evening to the progress of  the work.   ;  A postoffice is to be established here at once.  F. C. Allan has been recommended for the  appointment.  REVELSTOKE. V  June 7.���������Piesident W. C. Van Home, of the  C.P.R., when passing through here on Monday  gave the assurance that the road to Arrow Lake  would be co npletea this fall, and that work  upon the construction would be commenced as  soon as a few preliminaries were settled at  Ottawa.  Premier Davie and Mrs. Davie were among  those travelling as invited guests of Mr. Van -  Horne. The Premier promised to return in a  week or. two to West Kootenay and speak, at a  number of places.  - Wm. Gill, of the Inland Revenue department,  Victoria, arrived this morning on a tour of inspection.      He   leaves   for   Nelson   to-morrow  morning.  general agent of  the Manufac-  Cotupany,   spent   four  J.'R. Miller,  Hirer's  Life  Insurance  days in town and left this morning for the East.  He reports having met with encouraging results in Revelstoke, but owing to a press of  time he was unable*to go down the Columbia.  T. B. Kitchen, M.P.P., came up this morning  from Nelson on his way to the Coast. He was  very much disappointed because the Premier  had not held meetings so far.  Production of Gold and Silver.  The Spokane Review contains the following  summary of the report of the acting director of  the United States mint, which will be of interest to miners generally :���������  The acting director of the mint has made an  interesting compilation of the gold and silver  production of the world since the discovery of  America. The total value of the gold product  for the 400 years since 1493 has been $8,201,303,-  000, while the value of the silver product has  been $9,726,072,500. The coining values are  given as being nearly constant, and a more convenient method of comparison than the fluctuating market value of silver in recent years.  While the values of gold and silver produced are  not so very far apart, the quantities are in the  ratio of 5 to 95, owing to the much greater  value of an ounce of gold than an ounce of silver. The exact figures for the 400 years, as  nearly as can be estimated, are 397,191,823 fine  ounces of gold and 7,522,507,716 fine ounces of  silver."  There is no law against wearing  Spring   Suitings,  Overcoatings w/ , v <.  _        .J & We carry a   complete  Fan tings, stock. Prices moderate.  "And you will get a. good  fit,   which you  seldom  get  when  you  purchase  Ready made Clothing  from Eastern dealers who profess to make your  Suits to order. < .,...  ������������������'���������/'���������..',-;;t;\-: ,      : ;FRED������. d...'SQUIRE*V '  Merchant Tailor. Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  son  A carefully prepared 'menu, under the supervision of a  ������   first-class chef.    Sunday dinner at six o'clock:  DURKIN & LYAL/L, Proprietors.  RESTAURANT AND LUNCH COUNTER  Meals 'aft; all;Hours  of tlie  Day- and   Night.  15-4-tt  Cold and Hot Luncheon.  Now ready for business.  One and all, call and see me.  BEN EDINGTON, Proprietor.  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  aacsjaats.  MEALS AT ALL HOURS,  DAY OR NIGHT  MRS. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  E. 0. CARPENTER, 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 Forksvvon 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.   .Si>������H*aal l&utcs for Weekly Koardcrs.  Private JSoonis Tor .Transient Guests.  (Deputy Sheriff.)  ICENSED AUCTIONEER  NELSON, B. C.  Auction sales ma.de 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. 134  E.C. ARTHUR, BVS. D.  ftrysician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  ���������'���������     ���������       '   ���������'.", -''-' - -. ���������'-"   .-;��������� ' ���������'-''.  Telephone 45.   ...'.     Office :   Stanley and Victoria Streets  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Kcvelstoke,  ���������'���������-.������������������ ������������������"���������",. .,'���������", ���������": ��������� ��������� <������ ' ���������  carry full lines of all kinds ,of furniture for residences,  / hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  ..'������������������'���������:.��������� atvrprices lower than jSastern and coast.  They are also, agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE:  No. 4 Houston ������& Ink Building, Joseph fine Street.  eed Stable  WILSON & WILLIAMSO  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  /"Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  ������������������-. W.-'KICHAltDSON''  Nelson, 15. C.  11. J. BEALEY  Kaslo, B. ���������.  RICHARDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Mining Brokers.  :u  SLO,    AND     LARDO.  ARCHITECT    AND    SUPERINTENDENT,  Plans, Specifications, and Detail  Drawings Furnished.  Josephine Street, near Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  ON -:- EXCHANGE  EGOTSATED.  Address, Nelson   or Kaslo, R 0.  ASSAYER  IsTELSOlT,     D3_ eJ_  Office ;   Victoria Street.  ^^a^^JJJuau'.^������^I3nvTO.^B^J;���������;m^Mml^��������� m  w"���������������������^^ 10  THE MDTEK: NELSON, B. <X, SATUEDAY, JUNE 10, 1893.  LOCATED   ON  NORTH  THE    COLUMBIA   RIVE  OF   THE    PEND   D'OR  CREEK,  E   PRO PI  ABOUT   TWO  RTY   OF   THE  IL.ES  A Typical Site for a large City, being level bench land, perfectly adapted for Building Purposes,  and is the SELECTED junctionof the Eiver and Sail way Transportation.  is the only natural location for a Centre of Supply for the great Placsr and  Hydraulic Mines of the Pend d'Oreille and Salmon Eivers, and the Cold and  Silver Mines of Trail Creek.  is the Construction Headquarters of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Bail ay,  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, srith interest at  8 per cent, on deferred payments,  TITLE   CROWN   GRANT  PURCHASERS   CAN   APPLY ������  At NELSON, to HAROLD SELOTTS  At SAYWARD,to W. M. NEWTON  At NANAIMO, to MARO US "WOLFE  At KASLO, to J. L. RETALLACK  At VICTORIA, Koom No. 7, Board of Trade building  JOSHUA    DA VIES,   Manager.  DOTOAff AND AKGEtfTA  A number of prospectors are going into Grizzly  Creek, 2^ miles from Argenta, some good  galena locations are already reported. A  brother of Billy Lynch the locator of the Washington in the Slocan, and Mr. Gibson, of Seattle,  are out in the hills of Grizzly and have located  some rich showings. Henry Eruse has a claim  and several others have struck it. Mr. Herrick,  a young Englishman, has an orchard and market garden under way at Grizzly Creek. He  reports everything doing nicely, cucumbers,  etc., coming up fast.  At Glacier Creek, 7-������ miles from Argenta,  Mackenzie has put in a splendid road bridge.  His gang are grading the approaches.  Robert Mayne has taken the pre-emption adjoining J. Simpson's and  McKenzie below him.  The land on the east bank of the Duncan  is now all taken up from the C.P.R. grant to the  end of Hauser Lake.  Three gangs of men are clearing the townsite  and grading the streets of Duncan.  Simpson Bros.' hotel, The Duncan, is in running order. The culinary department is in  charge of Mr. and Mrs. Chambers, who are giving every satisfaction.  A large number of prospectors are leaving for  Healey Creek by the new trail from Duncan.  This will undoubtedly be the railway route  from Trout Lake, as it serves both Lardo and  Duncan mining camps equally well.  Gallup Creek comes in from the north, thirteen miles from Duncan.    A number of strikes  are reported on this creek. A good road bridge  will be built here and another near the mouth  of Healey creek, crossing the Lardo and con-  neeting with the Government trail. This new  route will be open throughout on the first day  of .July, and when complete it will be the finest  trail in West Kootenay. There are no steep  grapes or snow gulches over the entire distance,  and with the exception of Gallup creek no  streams of any size are crossed.  C. E. Perry's party just returned from Healey  creek and marked the trail route right through.  Sweeney, the foreman in charge of the trail  party, has done some very nice work on finished  roads. There is about 13 miles of complete trail  now. Gallup creek will be reached this week.  For nearly nine miles a perfect flat occurs.  Some very fine cedar and hemlock is met with.  Large and strong quartz ledges, carrying galena  show on the ridges bordering the valley. George  Crawford, the packer, says he can load 300 lbs.  all the time over the Duncan-Healey trail. The  distance from Argenta to Trout Lake by this  route would be about 27 miles.  JbJiandy brothers, formerly of Nelson, have  taken up pre-emptions adjoining Duncan City.  In making the survey it was found that the  distance through from Hauser Lake to Lardo  river was somewhat less than a mile.  Frank Heap is doing well in his new store at  Log Jam, on the Duncan.  Some twenty locations have been made round  Frank   McGuire's   claim  on Eight  Mile   creek.  Mr. Nicol, C.E., has returned from Hauser  creek. His party prospected some 25 miles of  creek,   which  he  says  is  nearly 50 miles long.  Snow  prevented    prospecting,   but some   very  good indications were seen.  Mr. Long will return later to review the new  ground. Meantime he and his party go to  Gallup creek by the new trail.  Generally, the outlook is very encouraging,  and good results are confidently expected later  in the season.  It is a pity that prospectors go up or try to go  up to the higher levels too early in the season.  The end of July is plenty of time, and now that  the new trails are open up the Duncan and  Lardo there is no danger and little difficulty in  reaching the very centre of the mining country.  EWSPAPER  A  NEWSPAPER     AND  Job Plant that originally  cost $1,800, and which is now  ��������� ***. m      mm    a &i-v>      on view in Victoria, will be  JOB      PLAnST     sold for $1250, on easy terms  of  payment.     A   small   ex-  ^f% ra  ������?* A B   C penditure would enable the  f^^'lrf O/^LbS purchaser to  fit out a neat  little weekly newspaper office  with job plant.  This is a splendid opportunity for a good printer with  small means. The plant consists of Colt's Armory press,  10x15 bed, with throw-off, patent ink disc, ink fountain,  and steam attachments, and having cost laid down in  Victoria $410. One small Gordon press. One 24-inch Sanborn paper cutter, 100 fonts job type, brevier body type,  six fonts wood type, four imposing stones, cases, stands,  cabinets, chairs, galleys, etc.  Will be sold en bloc on easy terms, or any single article  for cash.   For further particulars apply to or address  Alf. W. Wood, The Miner Office, Nelson, B.C.  }*���������<���������&,  'V  fc' =UBt^.'CA������life^l=������^t������tift=^j������31^SttM:  i^i������iMiaga^3<s<a^'BgasjgMiw^^ar^*<gnj^  :������n������ttClS������?aJ*a  THE  MLNEE:  NELSON.   B.  0..,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 10,  1893.  11  OHAPTEES OF LOCAL HISTOEY  SET OUT IN BEIEf TOE THE MINEE'S BUSY  EEADEES EVEEYWHEEE  They Recite the Thousand littie Things Which  When'Woven into'the Wel> Malce the History of  a Week.���������JList of Those who Have Visited Nelson  and their Movements Since.  G. B. Wright, Ainsworth, is registered at the  '���������'.' Phair. ;:  \ ���������"   ��������� . ���������   ���������  ��������� E. H. and W. H. Hughes, of Kaslo, are stop-o  ping at the Phair.  A. H. Buchanan made an early morning trip  to Kaslo on Thursday.  G. V. Holt, manager of the Bank of British  Columbia, left for Kaslo this morning.  S. D. Schultz, B.A., barrister, has opened his  offices in the Selous block on Victoria street.  R. F. Greene, J. L. Hetallack and H. Geigerich  were among the visitors down from Kaslo this  week.   :.  B.N. White, of Spokane, is in the city. He  is going into the Slocan country via Nakusp,  where he has mining interests.  N. P. Snowden, the Victoria capitalist, wiP  leave for the Coast in a day or two. He will  return in a few weeks to attend to interests in  this section.  K. K. Peiser, representing Simon Leiser, of  Victoria, the largest wholesale grocery house  in the province, is in the Kootenay country on  his initial trip.  J. B. Goi'don, manager of Bradstreet's Mercantile agency is taking mercantile soundings  in the Kootenay country. He has his line out  in Nelson at preserH, and will visit Kaslo next  week.  F. C. Innes returned to Vancouver by way of  Spokane this week. Arrangements will be  made shortly for clearing the lots and grading  the streets on Innes & Richards' addition to the  Nelson townsite.  Joshua Davies has gone to the Coast, and will  be away a month. He has a list of auction sales  occupying over two columns of space in fche  Victoria Times, and these will have to pass  under his hammer ere he returns.  c  A. _S. Going, C. E., who was chief engineer of  the British Pacific Railway Company, and had  charge of their surveys, will commence work at  once upon the survey of the upper portion of  the Hume addition to the Nelson townsite. It  will belaid out in half-acre blocks.  f'Nelson, B.C., is sure to do a large business  this season, and is a very good town for all  future use. Its locality makes it a very desirable town for those interested in the mines to  take their families, and is accessible to all the  routes in the county."���������The North-West Magazine.  Lardo's Latest.  The initial number of the Lardo Reporter has  Vv been received. The fact of its publication is a  strong comment oil the progress of the lively  little town which gives it a name. The eight  pages of the new paper are filled with interesting and well-written reading matter. James B.  Nesbitt is editor and business manager.  Good for Spokane,   if True.  A rumor was received by the steamer Nelson  on her last trip, that on Wednesday afternoon  the leading citizens of Spokane held a mesting  and formed a syndicate to protect the paper of  the various banks which suspended payment on  the day before. Notices were given to those  who held cheques upon any of those banks, or  who held certificates of deposits, that all such  evidences of indebtedness would be cashed at  par upon proper verification and presentation  to the syndicate. Such action is quite in keep-  ing with the well known character of the  Spokane business men, and if it is true will  probably save the city from a widespread panic.  Interesting and Valuable Work.  W. S.   Drewry,   who  is  now  in Nelson,   has  charge of a photo-topographical survey which  the Provincial Government is  just now having  made of this section.    The  process, which is a  very interesting one, consists of a series of  photographs which are taken from some high  point. These photographs are used to get the  perspective, and from them maps are prepared  which show plainly the contour of the mountains, the exact course of streams, lay of the  lakes and wind of the wagon road and trails. A  valuable portion of the work will consist of  establishing   inineraLm^ to    which  mineral claims can be tied when surveyed, and  thus admit of accurate plotting when asking for  record. Mr. Drewry expects to spend a month  or so with Nelson as a base of supply.  The Salmon River Claims.  J. Brigman, who has been spending a few  days in Nelson, gives a very encouraging account of the outlook on the Salmon. Several  hydraulic claims  have  been  secured  near the  mouth of the Salmon river and all of these give  indications  of becoming paying   producers* as  soon    as    properly   opened.      Water  is easily  reached within  a mile and can be put on   the  ground very conveniently.   Some Spokane capitalists  have  become  interested  with Mr. Brig-  man, and in   conjunction  with him  they  have  purchased  a portion  of the Bates Bros,  claim,  which  will   be needed in opening up their own  ground.    Careful prospecting has developed the  fact  that  most of these   claims   will   average  from lc. per pan, and from the ease with which  they can   be  worked  will  yield  large returns.  There is  a large  amount   of ground along the  river which was worked some twenty years ago  but abandoned  owing to   high prices for labor  and supplies  and lack  of  adequate  means   to  work them properly.      These can now be taken  up and made to pay well.    The coming summer  will no   doubt   see   a   revival   of   placer   and  hydraulic work along the Salmon arid its tributaries.  REMEMBER  THE  Celebration  AT NEESON.  $3500  WILL BUY A FIRST-CLASS DAILY  .^^,~~~ Newspaper outfit, including powv press,  engine and boiler, oh.p.; used in Victoria in publishing a  daily paper ; original cost, $7,500. Particulars at The  Miner Office.  FOR   SALE.  A   HALF-INTEREST   IN   THE   MINERAL   CLAIM  " London," on Toad Mountain, with improvements,  including licensed hotel; cheap.    Apply to  1504 T. B. MAY, Nelson.  NOTICE.  rpo   WHOM IT MAY CONCERN :  This is to warn the public against negotiating for Lots  25 and 26, Block 13, and Lots 1 and 2, Block 7, in tlie town-  site of Four 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-  site. JOHN HOUSTON & CO.,  Agents Original Owners.  Nelson, May 12th, 1893. 149-4  NOTICE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  after date I intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner  of West Kootenay District for permission to lease 1,000  inches of water for a period of 99 years, the water to be  taken from Carpenter Creek at a point 2h miles from its  mouth. The water is to be used to supply the town of  New Denver and any additions thereto.  New Denver, April 20, 1893. 149-8   ARTHUR C. DICK.  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.  "ATOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  -LM , from date I< .intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a license to sell liquor at my hotel, known  as the Dcnvnr Hotel, situated on lot 16, o ock 8, in the  town of Kaslo. EDWARD CORNING.  Kaslo, May 18, 1893. 150-4  LIQUOR   LICENSE  APPLICATION.  TVTOTICE 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. FOULTON.  NOTICE. ������  TVTOTICE 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." .'���������'',.'  v" Dated this 11th day of April, A.D. 1893. r  ��������� BODWELL& IRVING,  Solicitors for the City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company, Limited 'Liability.'.'-:". 146-13  NOTICE OF SALE.  To Angustus Carney, of the Town! of Kaslo, In Kootenay District, 'of Rritish Columbia, ami Albert  Barrett, of the Town of Nelson, in saitl Kootenay  district, ami tlie 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 tlie  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 Joiy 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.  EDUCATION OFFICE,  Victoria, May 3rd, 1892.  NOTICE 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,  1^9-4 Superintendent of Education.  nsusassmsmmnsimsmss.  b������  aHmBgBssasaBHsastfflMi 12  THE  MINEB: .NELSON.  B.  0,.. SATUEDAY,  JUNE 10,  1893.  U i-  tv  JUST ARRIVED, an immense stock of Blankets, Cottons, Ladies' G-ooods,  G-ents9 Furnishings, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, etc., at prices never "before heard  of in the Kootenay Lake District. Call and see for yourself! Complete lines  of Groceries and Hardware.  Telephone 27.  7, ft  BITS OF PROVINCIAL POLITICS  PEEMIEE DAVIE WILL ASOEETAIN THE  PAULTS UP THE MINERAL ACT  Thomas E. Kitchen Arrives With His Plan of the  Campaign, an<l Expresses His ������pinion of the !>avie  Administration���������Henry Croft Chats Upon Railway  all'airs and intimates what should have''been done  Premier  Davie is now on his way to.Chicago  , to see  the  sights connected with the World's  Fair.  During his brief stay in Nelson The Miner  reporter had a chat with him concerning provincial politics, and as a result the following  may be expected to happen :  That when the Premier has finished some  public business at Ottawa he, will return and  learn the nature of the objections to th������ Mineral  Act as amended for 1S93. He expects to be in  Nelson on or about July 4.  That the re-arrangement of the government  offices in this city may be looked for in about a  month, and when it comes Mr. T. H. Giffin will  be made registrar and Mr. Goepel recorder, as  The Miner predicted several weeks ago.  That when re-distribution comes the Government will not consent to any increase in the  number of representatives, but will endeavor  to equalize the representation by a re-arrangement of the seats.  That the Government's supporters will endeavor to believe that by spreading the government buildings expenditure over a series of fifty  years there will be no increase in the taxation,  and that the new buildings will always be a  first, charge against Victoria in the matter of  appropriations for years to come.  *  Thomas   E.   Kitchen,    who  sits   in   the  cool  shades  of  Opposition, was also here this week.  He started into the  Kootenay  country because  he heard that the Premier was going to address  public meetings. Though he has never posed as  a party leader' Kitchen is a rustler of the best  kind, and he, together with his colleagues, are  making an effort to regain the losses attending  the defection of Messrs. Punch, Home and  Kellie, who have accepted the government  livery.  Kitchen feels very keenly the government  building expenditure, and'will long remember  the pain which shot through his heart when  Kellie, moved to eloquence in his support of the  measure, recommended the government to" let  'er flicker."     Kitchen   is also  uneasy about the  British Pacific railway prompters' rnanoeuvers,  and is convinced that unless strong pressure be  brought to bear upon the government from the  inland constituencies the country will be saddled  with an additional burden. He believes that a  clique in Victoria is fast getting control of the  political machine, and if not checked will establish a Tammany rule in British Columbia.  He announced to The Miner reporter that  the Independents intended to throw Hon.  'Robert Beaven overboard. His generalship not  being anymore to their liking than his holding  up both hands for the government buildings appropriations.  * *  Henry Croft, M.P.P., has a business turn to  serve in connection with his visit to this section; having the management of several town-  sites in the district.  In referring to railway matters he expressed  his conviction that it would have been better  for Kaslo and the entire district of West Kootenay if the charter for the Kaslo-Slocan railway  had been granted to D. C. Corbin in preference  to the promoters of the Kaslo-Slocan road. He  is convinced that the House was misled while  matter was befoie it, and he predicts that it will  go hard with Messrs. Ewen, Hendry and Munn  if they do not abide by the terms of their charter, not only in regard to any extensions but in  regard to their bond for $25,000.  Another Visitor.  Volume 1, No. 1, of The Canadian Engineer,  is another addition to an already large visiting  list,   and a call which The Miner wilLbe very  glad to return. The new venture in trade  journalism is published in Toronto and Montreal, and is judging from its 28 well-filled pages,  destined to make a high reputation along the  lines of mechanical, mining, marine, sanitary,  locomotive and other branches of engineering.  It contains a large amount of news from all  parts of Canada of interest to the trades named.  It should and no doubt will be a successful  venture.  Messrs.   Kirk &  Ritchie,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyors,  Nelson,  B.C.,  PROSPECTORS   Have puto���������danin pooket  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,  IR)    LaBAU,   M.D.,  Physician and Surgeon,  XRooms L3 and A,   Houston Block,  . Nelsqn, B.C.  Telephone   42.  A.  S. ,.GOING,   '    . ���������:'  ':   :"  CIVIL   ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson,  B.  C.  A.   ROBERTS,  Provincial    and   Dominion  . Land Surveyor,  TROUT LAKE CITY, B.C.  "T    F.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson,  B.C.  152-52  TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN: THE  AMERICAN CAMPS.  -^T    PELLEW HARVEY,  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  G-oods and Chatties held at the  Outport of Nelson, B. C, for  payment of Customs' Duties.  C. HAMBER,  Nelson, B. C.  m  "A.  /di  ^���������!^7T^7;r^P)..; -; * * -^mr  -*7TT


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