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 c  A  v>  The Mines  in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest  in  America.  The Ores  are  High-tirade in Hold,  Silver,  Copper,  and Eiead.  NUMBEE 139.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   MARCH  4,  1893.  $4 A YEi^K  HI ORE RUMORS ABOUT T������E SEJLVER K.1N1Z.  An Eastern paper reports that the Silver  King has been sold for $1,800,000. The delay  which has occurred has, according to this report,  been due to one of the parties to the agreement  holding back, and has resulted in the mine having been sold for$200,0LK) less than the first price  asked. The parties to the deal will, says the  same authority, sail for British Columbia within  a very short time. We give this report for  what it is worth. We believe the truth to be  that  on  the  terms  the owners  first proposed,  they failed to get any old country  capitalists to  look at the   mine.    The   capitalist   in  England  has a way of looking at the  revenue  producing  capacities  of any  investment  he  is   attracted  towards.    The  Silver King is not. likely to pay  any dividends for J8 months or  two years after  it   opens  out.    And  capitalists  do   not  care to  stand out of two   uillion dollars for  that length  of time even  on  the chance  of netting a very  large return   then.    The  point  they  stick at is  that as  it  stands  at  present   the   mine   is   not  worth that money as a dividend producer.    The  employment of a comparatively small sum in making it a producer may, and probably will, make  it   worth   a  great  deal  more.    But  until that  money, has  been   spent and  the   time elapsed  necessary for setting the  mine   in  shape,   capitalists do not propose to plank down one or two  millions of dollars on short  terms or practically  a cash   basis   The  owners  of the   Silver  King  went to Europe with, as results have shown, an  impracticable   proposition.     They    have    had  their eyes opened there, and will return, sadder  and  w iser   in en.    If t h ere  is an y I hi ng in what  the Eastern   paper  quoted   above says, and we  believe there is^ it   means that the Silver King  company  have  in+erested  sufficient eapital to  work the mine  and   make   it a  producer,   and  when this has been done they  will   have no difficulty in getting the full value  of  their  property.    There is very little-doubt "that   the   mine  ������������������will" be  in- full  blast this summer, and to our  mind there is absolutely  none   that  very  little  money will pass into the nands  of the present  owners as  purchase  money  for  some  time  to  come yet.    There have been times in the history  of mining speculation in"the 'old  country when  such a proposition as that which  the Kooteuay  Bonanza company had ro make mightjhavebeen  accepted.    But at the present   time  speculation  is at a standstill, and although   there  is  plenty  of  capital   looking    for   investment,   its   wily  owners take the most elaborate  precautions fox-  getting a sure return from the mine  itself,   seeing that they cannot rely on taking their profit  from the pocket of the confiding small investor.  The Silver King is a great property, and, in the  opinion of the best judges, can pay dividends on  two or three  millions  of dollars,    but   not  for  some time yet, And until that time has elapsed  the two   or   three 'million  dollars   will  not  be  forthcoming. . '  TBfiE HISTORY OF T5IE GOLDEN  EAGLE.  From our Kaslo Correspondent.!  Originally staked last fall by Hazleton,  samples at haphazzard from this claim were  brought down to Kaslo and there assayed. The  results wTere startling, the assays running up  from $800 to $1000 per  ton.    Till  these  assays  were made no one  was  aware  of the  value of  the claim.  The original party which went up there in  the fall numbered seven, but only Hazleton and  another actually saw the claim then, but as  they were all in partnership the claim belonged  to them equally.  Unfortunately, by a mistake when the claim  was recorded, it was recorded wrong, the side  of the posts on which the ledge lay being the  left side, while it was recorded as lying to the  right. Later on this mistake was discovered  and this accounts for the frantic  efforts  made  in  the depth  of  winter  by  various  parties to  reach it.  Caldwell, Reno, Pearson and another; young  Coy and another; Bucke and another; Forbes  alone; Hazelton alone; and Forbes and Hazelton  together. The last expedition was succssfill,  and staked out the original .claim and five or  six extensions to it, ho one else having succeeded in reaching it. It is said that all the  original partners come in on this and some  others.  To get to the Golden Eagle it is necessary to  go up the East Fork of the Duncan River and  to go over a high ridge on the way. This ridge  must be some thousands of feet above the  Howser or Upper Kootenay Lake, and the story  of Forbes and Hazelton gives some idea of what  they went through.  Starting up the Duncan River they reached  the East Fork and tried to follow it. This however was impossible as a narrow canyon filled  with water, from bluff to bluff, barred their  progress. They then took to the mountain and  found it almost impassable���������show-slides, slippery ice, narrow waterways with perpendicular  walls. Again they tried the bottom, again  were forced up the mountain and went to the  summit. Here they stayed that night, and  next day after arduous work reached the'������summit of the next ridge.  Next day the long coveted Golden Eagle was  reached and' the ground staked. As may be  imagined, at that altitude the cold wasiniense,  but there was no means of determining it.  Immense fields of ice, snowslides, cold of the  most intense character, were the chief obstacles. .           Once a snowslide caught them. Forbes broke  three ribs, and Hazelton got a severe shaking.  The first shelter they got to was the cabin of  James Dunn, a trapper, which they reached  with fingers and feet badly frozen. Here word  was sent to the log jam, and the boss came to  help them down, and got them down in safety.  As no one could be found to go down to record  the claim, even by the Offer of half the new extensions, Forbes determined to go on himself,  and more dead than alive reached Messrs. Simpson & Keeley's place, and was breught by them  down to Kaslo. Hazelton is still at the log jam,  his feet being too badly frozen to come down.  At the great elevation to which they went the  cold must have been terrible.  Such in brief is the history of the Golden  Eagle up to date, and itcshows what hardships  men will undergo in the mad race for wealth,  and how much of secrecy and attempting to get  ahead of .each other there wTas, I leave to the  imagination of your readers.  Asa matter of fact I should imagine that  none of these expeditions were necessary, as a  mistake in recording could most likely be set  right by the recorder.  KASLO    MOTES.  A ball, a public meeting, a big real estate deal,  an informal meeting and the return of the  Golden Eagle prospectors, constitute the chief  events that have happened in Kaslo.  To take these seriatim: The firemen's ball was  a great success, and was held in A. L. Adams'  new hotel on A avenue. The firemen came in  ied jackets and large numbers. The function  came off on the 22nd of February, the anniversary of the birth of, or some other- important  event in the life of George Washington, who, I  am told, was one of the pioneers of America.  The public meeting was held to obtain subscriptions to the wagon road, which will require to  be kept in order. It was not very well attended,  and as it was simply a question of money to be  raised I did not feel called upon to attend. The  big real estate deal was the sale of lots 3, 4 and  5, block 8, on Front street, to Mr. Van Patten,  an Eastern gentleman, who has come to locate  here. The nominal price was $10,(XX), but I have  heard on good authority that in these cases it is  not unusual to state a higher price than was  really paid, and that this  is  considered a  per  fectly right thing to do. The informal meeting  was to consider how to raise money for t he  wjigon road, and was held at the bank. The  Golden Eagle romance is very interesting, and  I have got from a well-informed gentleman a  true account of the whole business which I forward you.  About 30 passengers came in by the boat today, and every mail brings news of a rush in  spring. ,  We now get our mail by Bonner's Ferry, and  letters from the Coast arrive within seven or  eighth-days, which seems dangerously rapid  communicatin after the customary four or five  weeks to which we have been accustomed  On Wednesday, 22nd February, the Jns-  worth went up to Lardo. The clearing of the  townsite is now well advanced; the lumber for  a hotel there is now in Kaslo; and a sawmill is  to be erected as soon as possible. The passengers were much pleased with the place, and  some who have bought lots blind were most  agreeably surprised.  E. C. Carpenter of Three Forks is in town en  route for his place. He has sold out of the Gray  Eagle, and will now spend the rest of the winter  at Three Forks.  Now that the mail goes   by  Bonner's  Ferry,  let us hope so many letters  will   not   be  lost (?)  There have been numerous complaints of letters0  which have been absorbed en route this winter.  Two doctors have come here from the other  side, both of them, I understand, skilful in their  profession. As we have so far* been without  medical aid this will be a great comfort to us,  and people will be able to enjoy the luxury-of  falling ill comfortably.  A great number of outfits have gone up lately  to take up land or locate  claims   in   the  Lardo-  .<Diinca.il country, and if people  will   do  this in  winter, it can be imagined   what   a  rush   there:  will'Be in summer.  The snow is melting fast, and an occasional  patch of mother earth can, in favorable localities, be discovered. One had almost forgo'ten;  that the snow was not the proper thing to  walk on, and the appearance of the native  heath is almost, a shock to one's nervous system.  . The Lucky Jim has struck it richer   than ever,  in   its  new  tunnel,   and favorable   reports are  coming in from the other mines, so the country  has not gono to (I beg your pardon) yet.  Simpson and Keeley, from Howser Lake,  came down a few days ago with Forbes, one of  the owners of the Golden Eagle, and returned  yesterday, but as the gentleman who has given  me an account of the business has made it lull,  I. will'not encroach on his preserves.  IN TBIE I������ROVIN���������ffAL LE������IS&ATfi;KE.  P<  'etitions presented: From C. G. Major-, A. B.  McKenzie and others, for a. private bill to-incorporate a company, re railway from Nelson via  Slocan, New Denver and Nakusp Pass.  From J. M. Burke, Hem y Anderson and  others, for a'private bill to incorporate a company, re tramway from Kaslo to Bear Lake.  From A. H. Green, E. E. Coy and Others, for  for a private bill to incorporate The Kaslo Electric Light, Power- and Waterworks Company,  Limited.  Mr. Beaven to move the following resolution:  That an order of the House be granted for the  following:  (a) The names of each mining recorder and  mining district in the Province, the date of appointment and establishing of the same.  (b) The date upou. which each mining recorder  was notified by the Minister of Mines  that   the  the Mineral Act,   1891,   Amendment  Act,   1892,  had been passed by the Legislative Assembly.  Motion to be made.  By Mr. Beaven: That an order- of the House  be granted for a return, showing the revenue  collected at Ainsworth, Kootenay, under the  different heads of receipt during tlie fiscal year  1891-92, and from 1st July to 31st December, 1892. THE MINEE: NELSON.  B.  0,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 4,  1893.  LAISriD     IDIEDP^IRTIMIIEIINrT,     iXSTZEZLiSOIDT.  This Company now Offers for Sale a Hnmber of Ghoice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms.   Rebate G-iven for G-ood Buildings on  BUSINESS     PROPERTY.  FOR PARTICULARS APPLY    -    -    F.   FLETCHER,  LAND COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. C.  LOCAL-AND' PERSONAL.  O. G. Dennis tore himself away from Nelson  on Wednesday and has returned to Kaslo.  O. E. Perry left on Wednesday for 'Ainsworth'  where he will do some surveying for G. B.  Wright.  Capt ain De La Haye registered at the Nelson  House to-dav. He is on his way to join the  Lytton at Northport. '  N. Townsend, who has been" looking after C.  E. Perry & Oo.'s Kcislo office, has returned to  Nelson.  ,T. O.Blandy has been so tickled by the prospects in West Kootenay that he has-imported-a  brother, who arrived in Nelson on Thursday  last.  The bill of fare for Tuesday night at the  Social and Literary Club will be a paper on  Canada and Annexation by F. W; Valleau, followed by discussion.  A large sleighing party took iui the. scenery  on the outlet by moonlight on Thursday night.  The town was roused after midnight by the  merry peals of the sleigh bells.  The Columbia has not succeeded in making  her trip up the river. Inhabitants of Nelson  may sit around and use pious language about  this bright, cold weather for a week or so.  B. E. Lemon and Gr. A. Bigelow both got supplies of much needed refreshment through to  Kaslo on the ice this week. This beleagured  metropolis is suffering from  a  whiskey famine.  John Elliot left on Wednesday by the C. &  K. Railway, and reached the Slocan Crossing  safely, where a gravel slide prevented the  engine from proceeding further. Mr. Elliot had  to wait at this point, for two days before finding any means of traveling on to Robson.  W. A. Jowett was in Victoria on the 20th  February and started for England on Wednesday last. He will do his best during his absence  to convince every capitalist whom he may  chance to'meet., that he is wasting golden opportunities by not investing in West Kootenay.  G. W. Hughes was in town this week. The  last two weeks have  the Slocan country,  couragement that swept over the country has  passed away and everything is again smooth  sailing. A large body of ore has been struck on  the Washington.  George T. Caldwell is in town collecting information for publication in the World's Fair  Guide to British Columbia. It is intended to  make this guide a first class thing, all illustrations being printed by the photo-gravure process. The Provincial Government has approved  of the plan of the thing, and has undertaken to  distribute 100,000 copies of it free at the exposition.    S. P. Shaw is laid up, but contrives to crawl  around to the telegraph and telephone. Who  wouldn't be a sick man within hearing of the  depot telephone bell? Thje Miner suggests that  all inquiries about trains, boats, mails, the time  of day, telegrams that have not arrived and  would have been delivered if they had, and other  items of not stiictly necessary information, be  suspended for a day or two.  made  a great  change  in  The  little  wave of dis-  R. A. 'Ren-wick has returned to Nelson after a  three-weeks'flying visit to the Coast.  John Hirsch and G. W. Richardson started  this morning for Kaslo.  Messrs. G. Laird, B.H. Lee, and F. W. Jarvis  started for Kaslo on Tuesday morning.  E. Callum and partner, who have been working on the Snow-water all winter, are in Nelson  for supplies. They report the claim to be looking good.  miWTiiiii' '"mil  .P...O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets, Q  NELSON, B. C.  I  I  I  I  I  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims   Handled  on Commission.  a  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken  for work  at  all   points   in  West Kootenay.  ���������P LAKE-V  HOTEL,  ��������� a  ��������� B  6!  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,  LIQUORS  and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  CAPITAL' '(all .paid up), $12,000,000  REST,       '.        ......   '���������'..       . 6,������0<MHM>  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,........'..  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,....,  E. S. CLOUSTON,..................  ............. .President  ....... .Vice-President  .... .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. >  RANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley a:id Victoria Streets  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000   .    $3,920,000  (With power to increase.)  KKSEStVE FUND,  ������260,000     .    .        1,205,333  3srDBi_,sonsr ZBZR.^.:r>ro:E3:_  BRAITCIIBS:  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: (SO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New Yotk;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  On 'end after 1st January next the rate  of interest on  deposits will be 3������ per cent, until further notice.  BALED HAY FOR SALE.  250  TONS Baled Hay for Sale on Road or River Bank,  Address M. H. BACON, Bonner's Ferry.      133-tf  'afii '  ���������"���������*,��������� ���������  ������:  34   MILES   FROSV1   KASLO  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and Great Silver Ledges of the  Lardo District. A Trail from this Townsite will bring the centre of the Lardo  Mines within 12 miles, thus saving carriage over 18 miles of Lake and Trail.  Beautifully Situated. Level Land.   The Only Point on Upper Kootenay Lake.  X     X    X      X      X      X  XXXXXX      XX  X      X      X      XXX  #1  B.'S  .���������;  i i  ^���������T'STPaTinfflrTTJIirftfTilfiTI  't=m  Early in the spring a trail will be built���������from1 this .point, to the foot of the  Upper Kootenay Lake/Connecting Duncan, with this town.  i  ssaa  -*S-  ~G^-  For further information as to prices for lots, terms, etc., Apply to  ~s  I  >: W' rTHE  MIrTEE: NELSON.   B.   0,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 4,  1893.  J.-#  #  Ik-  r.i  m  j si  J.Vi  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  ,raailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines. ������  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not given $1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen,'' etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  Subscribers in arrears win be notified by mail and  are requested to forward their subscriptions at once.  '���������������������������'���������'.    ESUTOKffAL   KEMAfitStS.  The members of the Domin ion Parliament are  engaged  in  considering the question   whether  mining   machinery    shall    be    admitted   into  Canada free of duty.    According  to  the latest  repor t s to hand, t he Government has prac t ically  consented to extend the clauses  in   the present  law which relates to this  matter.    The  law, as  it   stands,   is  to   the  effect   that   "mining  machinery imported wTithin three  years  after the  passing of this act, which is at the   time of  importation '."of a class or  kind  not  manufactured  in Canada," shall   be  admitted free.    Whether  duty has or has not  to  be paid  on  machinery  imported from the States is jjl matter in which  West  Kootenay is  deeply   interested,   and the  decision at   which  the  Dominion   Government  may arrive will have  a considerable  influence  either to retard or advance our district.  A recent issue of the Inland  Sentinel  has an  editorial on this subject which we unreservedly  endorse.    The Sentinel  says: "The   benefits of  the  law  for  the last three years have been of  small value to the  miners  of the Province, for  the reason that the mining industry  is not sufficiently  developed   to  require  the   machinery  which under it could have been  admitted free.  It was hoped, however that when the privilege  of free importation should be renewed, its scope  would  have   been   made   broader,   and  that  it  would have  included all mining  machinery of  whatever class or kind.    The demand in Canada  for such machinery has heretofore been so light  that there was no inducement to  engage  in its  manufacture.    And whenever a smelting, concentrating or other  mining plant is wanted it  can be obtained  in   its  entirety,   and   on   very  reasonable terms, in the  United  States,   where  manufacturing establishments of this kind have  assumed large proportions, and  much  could be  saved to the miner by purchasing there.    Moreover, there are several kinds  of  machinery designed to accomplish the same purpose, one of  which is  more desirable than another, a later  and improved method,   perhaps; but under the  construction of the law,   the  better  kind of imported machinery would  be compelled   to  pay  duty,  because the inferior kind  of  'the  same  class' is made in Canada."  F. S. Barnard, M. P., has been writing to the  press on this subject,  and  urges  that   "all ma  chinery used in the  working of mines should,  without any exceptions, be placed on the free  list.    There is not  an  iron  foundry <in Canada  that does not profess either to make all kinds of  mining machinery or to be able to do so should  demand warrant it.    Consequently  it is with a  great deal of trouble that 'mine: owners  who  wish to avail  themselves of  the  so-called  concession, succeed in getting a rebate of duty, and  , then the  onus  is thrown   on  the  importer  of  proving to the custom  house officers that the  class of machinery he is clearing is  not manufactured in the Dominion.    The  prospector and  mine  owner  in  this  country are  handicapped  enough at the present from the important duty  placed on lead and other ores by our neighboring  Government,   from  the   inaccessibility   of   our  mining districts, from the lack  of a home market, and from   the depreciation  in the  price of  silver, without having to pay a1 heavy tax on an  article which, the assertions of all the manufac^  turers to  the   contrary notwithstanding, is not  and   will  not   be   manufactured  in   Canada for  years to come." %  There can be no doubt but that  it would be a  great boon to mining men if they  were able to  import all the machinery  that they want from  the States without having to pay a  tax   for so  doing, but at the same time it seems to be rather  a one-sided sort of arrangement that machinery  should be brought into  Canada free,   arid that  the product of this machinery should  be compelled to pay for the privilege  of entering that  country from   which the  machinery  came.    It  seems unfair that the States should  first make  a profit on the "manufacture of the  articles in  question, and should also make  money  on   the  importation  of   lead,   though   it   may   well be  doubted if this tax on lead will, in the long run,  benefit   the smelting companies,   and through  them the United States as  a  whole; indeed, it  has  been practically decided   that this  tax  is  not beneficial, and steps have been taken which  will most probably,  before  long,   result  in its  abolition. ________  The matter of incorporation is a most important one, and it behooves every inhabitant, certainly every land owner, of Nelson, to subscribe  freely towards the fund for defraying the expenses of the preparatory steps. It is the dutjr  of every man to pay a cash subscription, even  if he has to dpny himself a drink or two to do so.  19  CBVIL AMD  MINING  ENGINEERS.  provincial land surveyors,  notary public, conveyancing.  OGF6QES:   NELSON    AND    KASLO,   B.   C.  EGOTI ATED  Address,  Nelson  or  Kaslo, E��������� 0.  NELSON  & Feed  Stable,  &WILLIAMSO  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND  GBAIN FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle arid pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  ���������;. Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdne.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE MTI0NAL BANK  r OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF WASHINGTON.  Capital.  Surplus  ...$250,000  ...$ 30,000  FOREIGN AND  DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT  AND   SOLD.  .  ������������������'     ACCOUNTS  OF MINERS  AND  MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  All Placer Mining Claims tin this District, legally held,  may be laid over from the 15th day of October, 1892, until  the 1st day of June, 1893.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nolson B. C., November 15th, 1892.  W. M. J\_A.0KINN0N, 0. E.  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation, Water  Power,   Bridges  Structural Work, Etc.  Office over Bank of British Columbia. 133-tf  D J. TAYLOR  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  EELIABLE, PEKPECT, THOBOUGrHLY TESTED  Every business man in a mining camp, where  banks are scarce and money and valuable papers  are plenty, should have one of J. & J. Taylor's  safes.  ������^*Don,t wait till after a fire to purchase one.  j. A. KIRK  J.  F. RITCHIE  KIRK & RITCHIE  )  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office  over  Bank    of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C  (Deputy Sheriff.)  LICENSED AUCTI0NEEK  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 streets. 134.  M#^*&^Mif^  mmiXW^m^^M  S^m^l^SIBB^SSmujmsismmssmiawmmiiiJsimiiiiin THE   MINEK :  NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATURDAY, MAE0H  _,  1893,  5  TPLJ_?  -Trst  1.  2.  4.  5.  T  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.  The Only Flat Land, not Subject to Overflow, and the Only Harbor at  the North End of Kootenay Lake.  A Eailway Point; vide 0. P- R. Reports  The Head of Navigation at the North End of Kootenay Lake  The Terminus of the Government Trail to the Mines  ������:  :������  Examine the Map of West Kootenay!  Examine the Head of Kootenay Lake!  Examine the Townsite of Lardo! and  ELVES  ������:  As previously announced by notices already published, the  first 200 lots having been sold, prices are now advanced to  -=������_  ~<s*-  TERMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. 0.  MANAGING AGENT.  :0  ���������fji !  '���������? -  J_"������  -.*���������-,-<���������*  -tt-   ii  .'.t:J{  to1'*-  to  '������������������,.*.-������  ���������l.sis  'IP' ������������������  ���������:'i.-'i  L ���������,-*_��������� 1 ��������������������������� I  C:'  6  TEE   MINEE :. NELSON,. B.  .0,,   SATUEDAY,. MAEOH  4,  1893.  ���������"','  l w.;  J rAs  la  Si  i.SrJ  I sf-l  s  si  J *'  5;  V'.'-  1-'$'  l*>  Iva  $  iy'  n\  JV)  1  1  1-  J-7;  TBJE I*H2XE������ IVOZUSILLK SPACERS.  Captain S. J. McCormick,   Leo  Sntor and R.  Gorkow own some 130 acres  of placer ground  on both sides of the Salmon River,   about three  miles above-the place where  it, joins   the  Pend  d'Oreille.    These gentlemen  intend to work the  ground   themselves  and   have   no  wish   to sell  their property.  "We have prepared the ground and will work  it on a large scale  this  season," said Mr. Sutor.  "' It   is   tapped   by  two   creeks,   each   carrying  about 600 miners' inches of water in   the  dryest  season. The water has been damned and ditches  , excavated, and   everything  is   in   readiness for  the   spring   work.    * We   blasted   and  worked  through the country   rock,   making good  solid  ditches.   .The water has a 300-foot head  and we  attained a fall all the way of 150 to 300 feet.  We  work   the   gravel    through   sluice   boxes,   over  grizzly,   plates.      The   heavier   dirt   is   carried  through the flume and pumped, while   the finer  dirt, containing gold,   passes   through- perforations in  tjbe  grizzlies  and   thence   onto   tables,  over whicjh it is washed by the undercurrent, to  be   finally  separated   from   the  black   sand   by  contact with amalgamated plates. This, system  has been tried before with  very   satisfactory results.    Jn fact, Captain McCormick or' our firm,  who is in charge of the engineering department  of the works, was the   originator  of this mode  of saving jMne gold,   and   we  all have the fullest  confidence* in its efficiency."  The placer* ground is sit uated about 22 miles  from Was'n'ta landing, on the Columbia River,  at the confluence of the Pend d'Oreille whh  1 hate stream, and, as Captain McCormick declares, over one of the roughest trails that a  white man ever- traveled.  *' We have had a severe winter," the captain  remarked, "and [ had difficulty in getting out  to consult, with my partners with regard to appliances and details of the work of this season.  Nevertheless, the copious snowfall will be beneficial in increasing the supply of water. Thus,  while we lose on one side we gain on the other."  The Great Northern has had a, corps of engineers in that field and it is understood that  the company contemplates the construction of  a branch from a point between Bonner's Ferry  and Sand Point through the Metalline country,  following the Pend d'Oreiileto Wanita landing,  crossing the Salmon River near its mouth,  thence down the Pend d'Oreille to its mouth.  This will bring the railroad within two miles  of the placer mines. This is not important so  far as out ward transportation is concerned, but  will be a great convenience in getting into the  camp with men and supplies.  on������_������\gji_BOai'tf.iuc.'g_  NOTICE.  QUEEN   mCSS  MINERA],. CLAIM.  To all whom it may concern: Take notice that I, J. H.  Moran, free minors certificate No. 42,748, intend, (JO days  from the-date hereof, to apply to the gold'commissioner  for a .certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a.croWn grant of the above claim, and further  take notice that- adverse claims must be sent to the gold,  commissioner and action commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  J. H. MORAN, New Denver.  Dated this 28th day of January, 181)3. 137-8.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have deposited with the" Minister of Public Works at Ottawa a  plan and description of tlie'site of the wharf proposed to  be constructed by them upon the front or .foreshore at  mean high water, of lots 20, 22, 23, 24, block B, Third,  Fourth, and Fifth streets, block A and I, and along Kaslo  Bay 800 feet west of the west side of Fifth street, Kaslo  City, District of West Kootenay, I'rovinco of British Columbia, being a distance of 2,400 feet, and that a duplicate  of such plan and description has also been tiled in the  office of the Registrar General of Titles at Victoria, and  that the same persons have appliod to the Governor-in-  Council for approval thereof, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 92, Sections 5 and 0, Revised Statutes of  Canada. R- J ��������� BE ALE Y.  JOHN MRS OH.  HORACE W. BUCKE.  Dated at Kaslo, this 12th day of January, 1S93.  Notice is hereby given that one month from date we,  the undersigned,'intend to apply to the Lieutenant-Governor m council for the incorporation into a city municipality, under the name of the City of Nelson, of that certain locality in the Province of British Columbia described  as follows: Being a subdivision of lot 95, group 1, West  Kootenay District, as shown on the official plan of the  Town of Nelson, comprising three hundred and seventy-  two acres, more or less.  Dated at Nelson the 7th day of February, 1893.  F. M. McLEOD.  E. APPLE WHAITE.  136_4 A. J. MARKS.  General   Founders,   Engineers,    Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty'.  SOLE    MANIJFACT.IJItEIK'S ��������� OF    THE  &���������:  Kendall Band Mill,' B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam  Loe" Haulini  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet and ot  Packing-Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  OK"P'  1.  cr  S AND sinking-pumps foe  Corner Alexander Street and -Westminster Ave;,,lVASf00U.VEE, B. .0.  CARTMEL,  Agent -West .Kootenay.  J". W. OAMPIOjY,  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager  -ON THE-  ������������fo.  Any Investment Made N ow Will Be Trebled in Less  Than Six Months.  =������-*-  For the Many, Town Lots Are a Iways a Better Buy  Than Mineral Claims.  ���������*>jt���������  ���������"���������I  The only possible point for Four Mile District,  one of the Eichest in the Slocan Lake Country.  JOHN HOUSTON & 00.,  .   AGENTS, ffELSON.  IN F0UK MILE CITY  Are in Blocks 6 and 11.   All the  Lots in these two blocks have been  purchased.by the undersigned, and  are now on sale at $75 for insides  and $100 for corner;  E.  Terms.: Half cash, balance in 4  and 8 months without interest.  D. LaBAU and 0. H. INK,  HOUSTON BLOCK, NELSON.  NOTICE.  Thirty days from date I intend to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a license to sell liquor in a hotel situate  on the Government land 10 miles above the town of Lardo.  A. C. PEARSON.  MOTEOE.  Spring-field .-Mineral   Claim,   Situated"'on  Miller  Creek, Slocan District.  Take Notice that we, Nathan E. Lay, free miner's certificate No. 42556; William T. Jones, free miner's certificate No. 42831; and E. Smith Miller, freeminer.'s certificate.  No. 42632, intend, sixty days after date . hereof, to apply to  the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of .improvements,  for. the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claim;-.- -. .���������,;.��������� ...     '   ��������������������������� --��������� ;���������  And further 4ake notice that adverse claims must be  sent to "the Gold Commissioner and action commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  JOHN ELLIOT, Agent for AppJ.icants,,Nelson.: '  Daten this ISth day of January, 1893.    ,  -134-8. .;_���������-.���������  '     CERTIFICATE   OF   iiyiR'NOyEMENT3v:.^:'''  Mountain  Chief   Mineral  Ciaim,   Slocan   Mining  Division.    '  Take Noticethat I. William PL Smith, free miner's certificate No.40200, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim, said claim being recorded by me at  the Town of Nelson. District of West Kootenay.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced  before the issuance of such cortificate of improvements.  WILLIAM H. SMITH.  Dated this 24th day of January, A. D. 1893. 134-8  ���������" ��������� NOTICE7"       ~.  Wonderful   Mineral   Claim,   Situated   on   Miller.  Creek Slocan District.  Take Notice that we, Nathan E. Lay, free miner's certificate No. 4255(5, William T. Jones, free miner's certificate No. 42:331, and E. Smith Miller, free miner's certificate  No.-42632, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate, of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice  that adverse claims must be  sent to the Gold  Commissioner and action',commenced  before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  JOHN ELLIOT, Agent for Applicants, Nelson.  Dated this 18th day of January, 1893. 134-8  Notice is hereby given that at the next Session of the  Legislature of British Columbia, application.will be made  for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of  constructing, operating and maintaining a line of railway  from a point at Or near the town of Nelson, in Kootenay  District; thence westerly along ihe Kootenay River to the  Slocan River, f hence northerly along the Slocan' River and  Slocan Lake to a point at or near the town of New Denver  and on through the Nakusp Pass to a point on the Upper  Arrow Lake; with power to construct, maintain and operate branch lines from any point on the main line to the  headwaters of Carpenter Creek and Four Mile Creek and,  with power to build wharves and docks and erect and  maintain telegraph and telephone lines and. all necessary  works.  CORBOULD, McCOLL, WILSON & CAMPBELL,  Solicitors for Applicants.  Dated at Nelson this 7th day of January, 1893. 131-6  Notice is hereby given that at the next Session of the  Legislature of British Columbia, application will be made  for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of  constructing, operating and maintaining a line of railway,  commencing at a point near the town of Nelson, in Koote-  thence running up tlie main fork of Kaslo Creek to Bear  Lake, thence to a point at or near the Forks of Carpenter  Creek, with power to build branch lines to any mine or  mines adjacent to the line of railway, and with power to  build wharves and docks and erect and maintain telegraph and telephone lines, and all necessary work.  S BOD WELL &  IRVING,  Solicitors for the Applicants.  Dated the 14th day of December, 1892.  ess  I ���������������������������������������������  ;���������>!..   ������������������ l,i I.    \-\  -     ,,      -if   ...  I". THE   MINEE :  NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, MAEOH 4, 1893.  7  MINING NEWS OF THE WORU>.  One of the historic mining camps of pioneer  days is Rich Bar, at the mouth of French ravine, Plumas county, California. Millions of  gold were taken out of the Shenandoah^mine in  the early days, the property being opened in  1850. Work has. been resumed only at intervals  on the mine until 1888, when a syndicate was  formed. In the fall of 1891 a 10-stamp mill was  erected and a test of the ore made which resulted in only partial success. A short time  since the foreman began prospecting on the  foot-wall of the lode, and soon opened up an  immensely rich body of ore. The vein is four  feet wide and is considered one of the best  propositions ever developed in the county.  Gold in large quantities exists all through the  vein now exposed. It is estimated that such  ore would pay $5000 per ton. Of course, not all  of the vein is as rich as this, but it is high grade.  Already probably 150 tons of rich milling ore  is on the dump, and there is every indication of  a permanent ledge. It is considered probable  that the lode furnished to Rich Bar the wealth  of gold secured by the pioneers in the early  "fifties." The Shenandoah is liable to become  one of the liveliest mining camps in this part of  the State.  There is no doubt of the existence of a coal  vein of more or less importance from Hyampon  all the way up from Cox's Bar, and there are  exhalations that would indicate the presence of  natural gas or oil, or both, as well as coal.  A large syndicate has been formed at Boston  for the acquisition of the Eastern Canadian coal  mines of Nova Scotia, the only province with  coal-producing areas between the Atlantic seaboard and the Great Lakes. It is stated on authority that an arrangement has been effected  between the new syndicate and the Reading  coal interests in Pennsylvania for making a  gigantic monopoly of coal in the whole of Eastern North America.  Vanderbilt, the new camp of the Mojave  Desert, gives promise of becoming the greatest  mining town ever known in the county. Two  of its mines have been bonded by San Francisco  parties for $45,000 each, and as the sinking progresses the chances are that both will be sold.  At present the ore must be shipped to The  Needles at a cost for freight of $40 per ton.  When capital takes hold and builds a mill, this  item of expense will be saved. The town at  present consists of 200 people, 40 tents and one  small frame house. Lumber costs $90 per 1,000  feet, water 3������ cents per gallon, and potatoes 5  cents a pound. The railroad from (joff's station toward Vanderbilt; is graded 14 miles, and  there are five miles of track laid.  An influential deputation, headed by Robert  Jaffray, waited on the Ontario Government  recently regarding a proposal to establish  smelting works in Toronto. The Government  promised a full consideration of the matter.  The B. C. mineral exhibit for the World's  Fair is daily being got in readiness at Golden  for shipment. There will be a pretty big carload of the products of B. C, if not more, besides the many samples which will go direct  from some camps.  Two well known prospectors, Fred Wells and  John Henderson, have started on a trip of exploration from Golden to the Arrow Lakes by  way of Spallumcheen and the McMurdo basin.  The distance is estimated at 30 miles, but  whether the trip can be made or not remains to  be seen.  Til.  rianos  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and ifcevelstoke,  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 Boherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston <& Ink Building, Josepnine Street.  -^���������J*-  *Jer-  v������>X<J!  ���������&*-  The above Townsite will be placed on the market  shortly. 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 ifor an  immense tract of country.   It is the only level land on  the north end of the lake. The owners intend to ex  money on streets and other improvements in the spring.  The trail from Lardeau City, on Arrow Lake, to  Kootenay Lake runs through this townsite. The first  One Hundred Lots will be Sold for  For Further Particulars Apply to  A t the Head Ojfce, Nelson, B. C.  Or to HENR Y CROFT, Victoria, B. C. 5 THE  MINEE:  NELSON.  B. ' 0,   SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 4,  1893.  Situated at the Head of Navigation on the Northeast Arm of the  Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay, B. 0., is  To the Eichest Mines in West Kootenay District, situated on Fish Greek, North  of Lardeau City, and in the Lardeau Pass, Southeast of Lardeau. The Mines are  reached by Trail from Lardeau, whicli is naturally the distributing point for  supplies, and the shipping point for ore from these Eich Mining Fields.  Now on salecat the office of the undersigned. The terms are reasonable, and there is  every reason for stating that a handsome profit will be realized on all lots purchased at  present prices. Arrangements have been made for the clearing of a portion of the  Townsite, for the erection of hotel and stores, and for various other improvements, so  that Lardeau City will build up rapidly in the early spring. Lardeau City is the  entrance point for the Lardeau Pass, which reaches through to the head of- Kootenay  lake, and application has already been made for a charter to build a railway from  Lardeau City to lake Kootenay and Nelson. LardeautCity is not a town competing  with several other points in the same district. It is naturally the best point for supplying the surrounding mining country, and there is.a brighter prospect for it to-day  than there was for Kaslo a year ago. . Lots purchased in the latter, last year, have been  sold this summer at an advance of from two hundred to a thousand per cent. For  further particulars apply to  ELSON,AND KASLO.  HOCKEY ON THE ICE.  This is a simple and amusing pastime, whii-h  has been largely patronized by the active citizens of Nelson during the past week, at least it  was so up to Thursday,   but  we   believe  that a  majority of the players having by that time  been placed hors du combat, the game has been  discontinued pending recoveries.  The following is a list of casualties so far as  discoverable:  Postmaster GHlker���������-Nose barked from bridge  to tip, also considerable local swelling.  Yorky���������Face split open; loss of blood considerable.  John Tolfon���������Contusion on the left knee;  also internally injured, chiefly in his feelings.  This was the concomitant of sharp and involuntary contact with the headpiece of last mentioned subject; results to both parties as aforesaid.  H. Valleau���������Cut over the eye, effusion of  blood.  F. Fletcher���������Sprained knee and twisted ankle;  patient confined to bed.  T. Ward���������A vague sensation throughout his  frame that it is not the breadth of it, but the  weary length of it, that matters.  The Miner���������A tired and world-weary sensation in one of the sinews of his right leg. Also  local  contusions.  J. Hirsch���������Both knees badly contused.]  W. Mackay���������Sprained back; patient confined  to bed.  When the fray was over the rays of the setting sun were shed on a gore-besprinkled field,  while the maimed survivors limped into the  gray shadow of the wood.  * FOR   SALE. ~  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its details with office fittings.   Price, $400.  Apply Miner office.  L  .Postoffice Store, Kelson,  IS. C.  AND GKEFTS' '.FUE3HSHHTG GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  PATENT  Baker street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF.  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PBICESTO SUIT THE TIMES  D SCINES  ���������& C. Campbell-Jolinston  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE  the  ootenay Lake Sawmi.  FOR   SALE.  A good mule pack train with rigging complete.   Can be  seen at Savona's Ferry.  For further particulars apply to  J. GLASSY,  Ashcroft Hotel, Ashcroft Station, B. C.  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,  SHINGLES, LATHS, MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  TURNING-LATHE WORK.  -   ON   HAND   OR   MADE   TO  ORDER   -  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,000 feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard.  ������.  O.  BBJCMANAN.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo. "  ^lili-^ZDT     ZdELA-IISr  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  MME   j������������K   SAJLE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  '('  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  ETA L LU R GI ST,   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.  ���������e BLUE EIDG-E HOUSE II  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Class  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  mm  tfr  ^sT-ir  *7TT  !���������*���������  ��������� 1  f       '���������*-*-       .**��������� A1*    ������  1  ������..'*- THE  MBTEE:  NELSON.  B.  C,   SATUEDAY,  MAECH  4,   1893,  9  THE   TO^WIDsTSITIE   OF T  The Terminns of the Easlo-Slocan Wagon Road.   Post Office Centre  TALLAGE, Agent.  CAUIISOO STORIES.  "I was in Cariboo," says one of our pioneers,  "when the world-famous Diller washup of 1,221  ounces of gold was  made  in   24 hours  by two  picks in 1883.    This was followed next day by a  washup  of 90,   and  the following   day   by   80  ounces.    Diller, Loiing and  Curry, all Americans,   who  made  the" washup,   cleared  $60,000  each in three months.   It is interesting to know  that James  Loring was buried  in   Victoria by  subfcription in 1885.    Hard  Curry was thrown  from a horse in Arizona and  his  neck   broken,  dying penniless, and Diller died a millionaire in  Pennsylvania.    I knew all  the  parties   well.    I  -also was well acquainted with William Wallace  Cunningham,  the  noted  Kentucky   miner and  frontiersman.    Hs was a celebrated  character  in Cariboo and  all  over the  Northwest.    Cunningham's widow  and  mother-in-law   are now  living in Seattle, his widow  having  re-married.  Q There vverea lot of dashing fellows in the mines  of those days, one-half of them being Americans.  They were brave,  hardy  fellows,   full   of  spirit  and daring.    Four fifths of these old-timers are  now  dead  and gone.    There have  been  great  changes."  uvuiBf'uaJuaniuuss'.JTcr- <t������a: uuu-'uwuevurHuinQz^  T  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  OW OPI  AT ALL  HOURS,  DAY OR MIGHT  MES. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  Hunt & Dover,  JR WRIRRS  AND   WA TCHMAKRRS.  (Notary Public.)  fining 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.  No.   1,  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   NELSON,  B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWAEDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.    Apply  W.  A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission A  ' JOSEPHINE STREETS,  NELSON, B.C.  udson's Bay Company  ���������i;mmm m ������mig������^iK*Mraiif*TUfc?gtT.'  JUST ARRIVED-CHOICE OXGARS  LA VINCEDORA,  HENRY CLAY,  EXCEPTIONALES,  SENSITERAS,  HIGH LIFE, &c.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  o������������������  "v^-   busk:,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL ~!~ LAND -\~ SURVEYOR,  BALFOUE,   T3_   O-  Telephone Connection.  ii. W. RaCMARIfrSON  Nelson, IS. ���������.  It. J. KEALEY  Kaslo, B. ���������.  EICHAEDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Financial Agents,  S8Q,QQQ   TO   LOAN  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  e  KELSON, R. C-  AXEL  JOHMSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  t:  ] :b_a.:r,  Is stocked wit   "all  brands of liquors and cigars.  Silas t BSnker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,   .  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   &   TfitE������ILLlIS B*S������OB������J8fcIETOKS  NOTICE.  Mail to New Denver will leave Nelson weekly  on Mondays. W. S. MURRAY; Contractor.  The Miner ofiic  Prospectors'location notices  -���������v  i  fflnHHBBfflaenBfflHBHraEHSSSCHTOneBffl!  mumiLj^sumeisimmaamm  z^ns^sms������������mB^BixBgmti^^fflm$mmaM^m8sm8B^������������g^SB^^Bmx 'If  -;*,>  t  I Si'.  '(V  feg  m  1 'V  1.1?  lft  THE   MUTEE:  jYELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY, MAEOH  4,  1893,  asSEM  A        && ff&  %M m  --=9.  .������������-  E������EB2*������������CT33S  "6*-  11:  ft  'I  ft**  .-ft-  'ft  ��������� 5r.  !*������  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the nublic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect Goods  and compare Prices.  "���������"""IP"  Jrd_  nrr  j  rp  2  elephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B. C.  Terminal point on Slocan Lake.   Shipping point for all ore tributary to Slocan Lake.   Important point  on 0. P- Railway system of West Kootenay.' Corner Lots, $125; Inside, $10&r * , ���������   .  ', Agents, Kelson, E. 0.  SEB.SOK SOCIAL AN������ jLBTEKARY CLUIS.  The concert held in the Odd Fellows' Hall was  an unqualified success, both financially and in  every other respect. Though the price of admission wrs only 25 cents, a total of $32 was  taken at the door. Mrs. Davys sang "For  Ever" and for an encore "Last Night." Mr.  Chad bourne, Mr. Robson and Mr. Euimber all  sang and sang well. Miss Stella [Cane's recitation was listened to with much pleasure. The  duett sung by Messrs. Chadbourne and Hamber,  and the part songs, in which Messrs. Chad-  bourne, Hamber, Robson, Valleau, Shaw, Turner and Whalley took part, xveve exceedingly  well received. Messrs. Rolfe and Turner, who  played the accompaniments, performed their  difficult task with a very great deal of skill.  The verdict of the audience was "Short, but.  Sweet.    Sill. F. ���������. LAW OX illffXBXG IN THE PROVINCE.  The Canadian Mining and Mechanical Review  has a long article from the pen of Mr. F. C.  Law, Commissioner to the World's Fair for the  Province, on the progress of mining during the  year. The article is, in itself, a mine of information and encouragement, and we only wish  space would permit of our quoting the whole of  it. We give a few extracts dealing with the  Slocan:  "The history of the discovery and subsequent  opening of Slocan district is most absorbing to  those who watch the march of events in this  Province. To give an extended report of the  wonderful transformation which has taken  place since we wrote on this subject a year ago,  is to repeat an oft-told tale, but one which cannot fail to be of interest to the general public.  "Although less than a year has elapsed since  the first transfer of mining property in  Slocan  was placed on record, $220,934 in cold cash has  been paid for mineral claims situate in the district.  "There are now 750 locations on record in the  office at New Denver. Assessment work has  been performed on 120 locations, only 25 claims  being abandoned. The records show that 300  bills of sale, agreements and contracts have been  recorded, and that $554,500 is still due on sales  and bonus.  "In most cases large prices have been paid  and the following are some of the largest transactions: Two-third interest in the Rico group,  $50,000; Twin Lake group, $40,000; Stormont  group, $8,000; Jardine group, $75,000; Rubv  Silver, $25,000; Idaho, $20,000; half interest in  the California, $8,000; one third interest in the  Best, $10,000; Last Chance, $10,000; Slocan Star  group, $25,000; Freddie Lee, $20,000; Blue Bird,  $25,000; Lucky Jim, $20,000; Great Western,  $15,000; Washington, five-twelfth interest,  $8,000; Washington, one-fourth interest, $8,500;  Washington, one-fourth interest, $22,000; Dardanelles, nine-sixteenth interest, $56,000, Mountain Chief, $15,000; Montezuma, $25,000. The  lowest of these is $8,000, and there are also a  number of other sales recorded under $5,000 and  dowuwards. The total amount of the transactions reaches the immense sum of $700,000, and  an idea of the increased confidence in the mines  can be seen from the different sabs of portions  of the Washington, a quarter interest having  been sold for $8,500, while shortly after another  quarter interest was sold for no less that $22,000.  "Assays show a range from 100 oz. to 2000 oz.  per ton, averaging nearly 200. A 10-ton shipment from the Dardanelles averaged 500 oz. per  ion; Freddie Lee shipments from 100 to 200 oz.  The producing mines being worked this winter  are the Young Dominion, ^Freddie Lee, Washington, Best, Idaho, Blue Bird, Cumberland,  Mountain Chief, Mountain Boomer, Montezuma,  Dardanelles, Solo, Alpha, Bonanza King and  Wellington.    In addition to these  are the Rico,  Yosemite, Monte Christo, Sunset.. Scottish  Chief, Stranger, The Noble Five, Lucky Jim,  Payne, World's Fair, Beaver, Lincoln, White  Water, Echo, Ajax. Tarn O'Shanter, Revelstoke,  Lucky Boy, Porcupine, ..Greenhorn, Robert E.  Lee, Ruby Silver, Great Western, Grizzly Bear,  Slocan Star, Honeycomb, and many others included in the Bremner and Jardine camps.  "At least 1,500 tons of ore will be delivered at  Kaslo this winter, by George Hughes, from the  Freddie Lee, Blue Bird and Idaho, besides the  ore which is being shipped by Mahon from  Four-Mile Creek.  " The town of Kaslo has sprung into existence  with the opening of Slocan and is, perhaps, the  most important representative mining town in  the Province. The citizens are public-spirited  and not afraid to venture a few dollars when  funds are required to promote the interests of  the town and the country around it. The construction of a wagon road to Bear Lake and  sleigh roads to the various mines from that  point, is an evidence of the sort of men who  have established themselves as Kaslo.  "Next year will see this town advance to the  rank of a city, with banks, warehouses, board  of trade and other metropolitan improvements,  such as electric light and .waterworks system.  This place may huve a rival later' on iu New  Denver, but any rivalry between Kaslo and  Nelson is absurd, as the latter place occupies a  position which does not enter into conflict with  the other points.  "Transportation facilities will, no doubt, have  a markoti effect upon the future of all the towns  in West Kootenay, hut, so far, both Nelson and  Kaskriiave secured a vantage ground in their  relative situations from which it will he hard to  dislodge them. The future of New Denver is  most hopeful, but it is at the mercy of those  companies who build railroads and their connections, though its situation is more favorable  for securing all the trade tributary to Slocan  Lake.  fcvf.".  |iTOBfflWBi8BMIflW������Bffi^

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