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The Miner Mar 18, 1893

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 ts,  V  r  T.5  The Mines In  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  Hie Ores are  Migh-&rade in ������old,  Silver, Copper,   .  and JLeanl.  DUMBER 14L  KELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, .SATURDAY,  MAEOH 18, 1893.  U A YEAR  SXLVEB KING DEAL IS FIXED  THE COMPANY IS ORGANIZED' WITH A CAPITAL STOCK OP $2,000,000.  The Delay Was Occasioned hy Reason of the Death  of One Who Was Interested. The Terms of the  Sale will Nctt Each of the thirteen Holders of the  Mall Interest {$34,000 in Cash.  The incorporation of the Silver King Mining  Company will shortly he announced. The company has at last heen successfully organized  with a capital stock of $2,000,000.  Of this stock Franklin Farrel and Ebenezer  Ramsay control $500,000 worth.  The recent, delay has been due to the death of  one of the wealthiest capitalists interested. His  holding was $400,000 worth of stock. He unfortunately met with a fatal accident while  outriding, and the negotiations were delayed for  about a month, while the matter was being  arranged wTith his executors.  The original holders of the mine have been  bought but on a basis of half stock and half  cash, the purchase price being $1,800,000. This  will nett each to the owners of the Hall interest  $34,000 in cash, and a like amount in stock.  A letter was received from j, Macdonald last  night in which he says he expects to be back in  Nelson within a few weeks.  CHANGES IN MINERAL - ACT  Will Not Be So Sweeping As Many "Were Led to Expect From the Rumors in the Air.  The Government has no intention of revolutionizing he Mineral Act this year. The size  of the claim will remain unaltered. Prospectors  will be required to find mineral in place before  a claim can be located.  It is probable that three stakes will be required in locating and that the prospector will be  required to sink a discovery shaft, having sixty  days to perfect his location 'before, recording.  ANOTHER DOMINION  RESERVE IN   MS.  C.  By an order-in-council the Federal government has placed a reserve on certain Dominion  land at Moss Creek, B. C. This is for the purpose of establishing a reservoir and other works  to further the breeding of salmon in the province.  KRITISII CRUISER GARNET MISSING.  Grave fears are entertained in naval circles  in Victoria for the safety of H. M. S. Garnet  which left the southern waters for Honolulu via  San Francisco some time ago. She is now  nearly a month overdue.  FORTIFICATIONS FOR  ESO.UIMAMT.  The Imperial and Federal governments have  come to an understanding relative to the fortifications at Esquimalt, The Imperial govern-  is to supply the guns and build the works. The  fortifications are to be manned by the Royal  Marine   Artillery,   in   conjunction   with   "C"  Battery of the Canadian Art illery. The. duty of  maintaining the works and keeping up the  garrison devolves upon the Dominion government. "',--.  THE ROYAKCANADIAN BONDED.  The Old Veteran W. Springer Concludes the Deal in  the Interests of I<Iaho Men.  W. Springer has just concluded a deal in the  interests of P. Porter and J. A. Finch, of Wallace. Idaho, withAldricDalpe, P. Augrignonand  S. Roy, the owners of the Royal Canadian. He has  secure an option on that property till April 15,  when a substantial payment is to be made  according tq the conditions of theGagreement.  There is little doubt but that the bond will be  taken up and the property worked in the begin-  ing of the spring.  The Royal Canadian was located on Dec. 20,  1889, and is still held by the original holders. It  is situated between Forty-Nine and Eagle creeks,  about seven miles south west of Nelson, and has  always had the reputation of being one of most  promising prospects on the gold belt.  Very rich free milling gold specimens have  been taken from it, and the considerable de-  velopement work done on the claim gives every  indication of a continuous ore body of fair size.  This bond is one of the many symptoms which  point to a revived interest during '93 in the wonderful gold belt which exists a few miles southwest of Nelson,  Speculators who are looking for gold in West  Kootenay will do well to overhall the developed  prospects around Nelson before they hunt for  miraculous surface showings in other parts of  the country.  N. ������fc F.. S. .DIRECTORS-MEETING.  An advertisemen t appears in the Colonist by  which the shareholders of the Nelson and Fort  Sheppard Railway Co. are called to meeton  the 24th. of March to authorise the directors to  issue bonds for the construction of the road.  If this means that they are now about to begin to raise, money, there is little likelihood of  the road's being built this summer;  but it may  be only a preliminary step toward D. C. Coibin  getting the control of construction, and bringing to bear resources which he organized during  his visit east, this winter.  LITTLE LOCAL CHAPTERS.  In  Which  Everyone  is. Made Acquainted with the  Movements of Everybody Else.  Henry Sheran has returned from a trip back  East.    He is looking fit.  George Tunstali is another of the early birds  who are back in West Kootenay, on the outlook  for the fattest worms.  D. Morice brought down news in the begin-  ing of the week that the ledge had been struck  on the Hidden Treasure at a depth of about 35  feet. The showing is satisfactory, and by latest  reports the ledge has not yet been crosscut.  Some very rich ore has been found.  A tremendous expedition is on foot to con-  vuerToad Mountain tomorrow. All the owners  of the Hidden Treasure, all the friends of the  owners, the press, and the high priests of finance  are booked. It is questionable if the expedition  will be on foot tomorrow.  Messrs. Buchanan and Green are still at the  capital endeavoring to secure a Government  appropriation for the Kaslo wagon road. They  were promised a reply this week. There is not  much encouragement thrown out.  NELSON'S NEW C0XJBT HOUSE  IS PROVIDED P0R W   THE   GOVERNMENT  ESTIMATES AT $ 8,000.  The Appropriation  for the Entire Enitre District is  c Covered by a Meagre $30,000���������There is Not Much  Mope   of the Figures Increasing when the Estimates are Discussed by the Mouse.  From,,a reliable source the Miner has gained  information respecting the Government's intentions in the matter of the appropriations foi the  District of West Kootenay. The figures are  not official, but they are said to be correct.  WEST KOOTENAY'S APPROPRIATIONS.  The Latest Advices  from  the  Capital Say That Our  District is to Have But $ 30.000.  West Kootenay has been placed in the Government Esthnates for $30,000. This is the..latest'advice from the capital. The sum may be  increased in the supplementary estimates, but  little reliance can be placed on such a hope, as  the District has not a sufficient "pull" with the  powers that be to gain much in the general  scramble for appropriations ro secure such public works as are needed in every District in the  Province.  The small amount of the appropriation will be  a sad disappointment to (he people of West  Kootenay, who expected at least double the  amount of the appropriation. No District in the  interior contributes one-third of the revenue  that West Kootenay does, and it is much to be  regretted if the Government does not undo the  wrong has done the District in the first draft of  the estimates.  AN $8,000 COURT HOUSE FOR NELSON.  Will Salve to Some Degree the Feelings o* the People  of Koolenay*s Leading City.  There is one item iu the estimates which will  prove very welcome leading to the people of  Nelson. That is the provision for the erection of  an $8000 court house in this city.  Whether this amount is covered in the $30,  000 appropriation for the district, or whether it  will come in under the head of supplementary  estimates is not known.  The Government will appoint a Supreme  Court Registrar for West Kootenay, and will  station him in Nelson.  This will prove of great convenience to the  District and will enable persons so wishing to  issue writs here.  There has been nothing done yet by the Government in connection with the report of the  select committee on the New Denver townsite.  As far as can be learned Speaker Higgins said  the report went further than it should have  done. On the Government's suggestion the  report was laid over.  BIRTII-On March, 11, the wife of Frank Fletcher,  Land Commissioner to the C. P. R., Nelson, of a daughter  RIRTH���������On March 14, the wife of G. H. Hunt, jeweller and watchmaker, Nelson, of a son. Weight, 13������  pounds.  ~ FOR   SALE.  A good mule pack train with rigging complete.    Can he  seen at Savona's Ferry.  For further particulars apply to  J. GLASSY,  Ashcroft Hotel, Ashcroft Station, B. C.  i  ������.: ������'��������� '���������. n  THE MINER :  KELSON,  B. 0.,   SATURDAY,   MARCH  18, 1893.  at the Head of Navigation on the Northeast Arm of the  Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay, B. 0., is  To the Sichest 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, which is naturally the distributing point for  supplies, and the shipping point for ore from these Rich Mining Fields.  -  flcwrmSjffl:  "gLJI  Now on sale at 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. Lardeau* City is not a town competing  with several other points in the same district. It is natural y 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  B  3*  w  UTIXE I.OCAL CIIAPTERS.-  Isi  WlaicBi  Everyone  is   Maile Acquainted with the  Movements of BSveryhody Else.  R. Yuill is down from Toad Mountain.  R. E. Lemon leaves for Victoria, tomorrow.  Captain De La Hay.e leaves tomorrow to join  theLytton.  O.ptain Troup came up on the. Lytton, and is  in Nelson today.  G. A. Bigelow left Friday morning for Kaslo  with a sled load of the same.  Captain McMorris and Rev. T. H. Rogers,  returned from Kootenay lake on Monday.  C. E. Perry, of Nelson, has been elected a  fellow of the Imperial Institute, which has its  headquarters in London.  Several swans passed through Nelson on their  way north this week. The only through passengers we've had for some time.  Rain and soft wet snow above, slush ankle  deep below, are the main features of our incomparable climate this week.  D. Morice, of Toad Mountain Hotel took a run  down this week. He reports the only native  born inhabitant of  Toad   Mountain as thriving.  The Presbyterian Ladies' Association gave a  social entertainment last evening. The fe tivity  took place in Mrs. W. Wilson's residence, on  Silica street.  Yesterday the anniversary of St. Patrick's  accredited birth, was becomingly celebrated in  Nelson. E. Applewhaite's punt was launched,  and the launchers contrived to do honor simultaneously to Ireland's patron saint and the punt.  A. Stewart, C. P. R. engineer has returned to  Nelson. Where he has been, what he has done,  how he has done it, remain insoluble mysteries.  Why he did it is also a mystery, the darkest of  the lot.  J. H. Bowes returned to town la^t night. The  first of our wanderers i etnrnerl, and as he put it  so nicely " (he hp.rbinger of spring." He has  seen nearly all the. West Kootenay exiles whom  business or pleasure has attracted to the capital.  iy      **$**  LiiE  in  i'ostoflice Store,  Nelson,   B. ,���������,  HBSg  S  ArTt GENTS' FUEtflSHDrG GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE   OfSSLY.  i-n  THE  IVIJliit"  Baker street, Nelson, B. G.  enay  :e iSawm  >, B. C.  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,  SHINGLES, LATHS, MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  TURNING-LATHE WORK.  -  ON   HAND   OR   MADE   TO ORDER   -  HAS  ON  DISPLAY A FULL RANGH OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and;  Irish Tweeds &sA Serges.  PBIOES TO SUIT THE! TIMIES  B,. ft-Campbell-Johnston;  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASS AVER,  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. 0.   Terms cash.  r  ���������e BLUE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First   Class  Accommodations for  Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,00  feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard.  ������.  O.   BUCHANAN.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  McDonald  Bros.  Proprietors.  .LH._A_3Nr     LIE.  Flasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  MME   FOR   SALS  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Kelson.  T~" .^ ���������'*.,.---v. ���������.ij>-,--;,..,.v*', ,"i"-t"i  g ���������      5-i.u ���������    ���������/". - ��������� - j ������ ��������� i-1..  "T?*T7.Tr!77'73^Tn^rrl  {I   -���������     ..Jl   l"  ��������� .  .  !���������'���������.���������. ���������w-^iii  l 'J j   ������������������������������������������ .iTTl������.l"i.rMll.w   .������  ������    ������������������.A*     ..-.V.     jt   "i    ."    .���������    ..-. .    ." ������    ������������������������������������*>���������   i   \.lT TEE  MINEE:  KELSON.  B.   C:,  SATUEDAY,  MAKCH 11,  1893.  2E  MI3INU   MEN'S   GOgSlI'.  Some Interesting  Chapters  of the lips and  Uowiis  Wlaicln Mark tlic Miner's Career.  Sam I. Silverman, of Spokane has sold a. one:  twelfth interest in the Slocan Boy to William  Lynch for $5,000. -     ���������     .  A mining exchange is again talked of for  Spokane. The plan suggested is an exchange  with fifteen or twenty seats, and a capital stock  of $25,000 for the first banking account.  The company which lately purchased the War  Eagle mine for $420,000, are arranging for the  erection of a complete smelter at Fort Sheppard,  which is to handle the ores of that vicinity.  Allan G Thueman, the ex-United States  Senator has hit upon what he terms the solution of the silver, question. He would make the  standard silver dollar the basis for national  bank note circulation. This, he holds, with a  free coinage law, would bring silver at a parity  with gold at once.  The low price of silver is the reason assigned  for the closing down of the Bunker Hill and  Sullivan mines in the Cceur d'Alene. . Eight  hundred are thrown out of employment. They  are non-union men who took the striker's places  after the recent labor disturbance. Many of the  higher grade mines are expected to follow the  example of the Bunker Hill and Sullivan.  Hoke Smith, a member of the Cleveland Cabinet, in what mar.y consider an /inspired editoral  in the Atlanta Constutition outlines the silver  policy of I he new administration : "The president has served distinct and emphatic notice  ���������that he would hammer with his veto every free  silver bill that congress might pass, and there  will be the crucial test of the administration.  There is nothing in Professor Peters opinion  of Butte mines which can be taken as pleasant  medicine by their owners : "The richer ores  found near the surface anderesulting from the  action of the elements on sulphide ore are  nearly worked out. All Butte mine owners  must be prepared to handle an orecthat does not  give above five per cent of copper and possibly five ounces of silver."  TO   WOaBS. DRY--'PLACERS.  A.JIntte   'Jeweller - tl&inks lie lias nit upon, a plan  c lor -Working Dry Placers.  A transfer of a seventh interest in the Tom  Gawley, Katie C, Lizzie, and Azelia placer  claims was recently"'made in Butte to Cail G.  Pingle, a jeweller, and J. H. Leyson. The claims  are situate about five miles southwest of Butte,  and are said to be very rich in gold and sapphires, bi.it the lack of water in that neighborhood  is a serious drawback to their being-profitably  worked.  PingJe has been working for some time on a  machine to extract the yellow metal from the  ground without the aid of water. He thinks he  has been successful. He will experiment this  spring.| If the machine accomplishes one-half of  what ne expects it will there will be a bonanza  in it for the jeweller.  Bft'fi>KCTJWEffTS  A������A5lVST  STIMB4.ESSS  <&*JASiBEfl>.  T2ae C<jciii* d'Alene Strikers i'ict Oil' on a Technicality  and May Hejoiec Accordingly.  By  reason of  the recent opinion delivered by  Justice Blatchford, for Chief Justice Fuller, at  Washington,   D. C,   in  the  case of George A.  Pettibone,  and  other   striking   Cceur   d'Alene  miners against the United States court, decided  in favor of the miners.  These cases grew out of disputes at the Ward-  ner mines. The court at that time granted in-  junctions restraining the miners from interfering with the men. It was alleged that the  miner's violated these rules.  E>J������a,���������  4-*B!aaiBio*?r-*rznssB*  E>J������&���������  J-  The above Townsite will be placed on the market   ���������         ._. ,   It is situated on the north end of Trout Lake,  in the famous Lardeau country, which' is- going to be  ^lilji. hi V  P   3    i  U  one oi tne ricn.es l mining regions m  erica. JMumerous  rich claims' have been found close to 4his���������������������������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  ootenay Laise runs through this townsite.   The first  One Hundred Lots will be S  %rJ W'   U   i^   fL**.   la  NJST5-. S  ?j.  a  >1  rasa  So1  B  For Further Particulars Apply to  r^ fj i  J!"tj\  ~*&  A t the Head Office, Nelson, B. C.  Or to HENRY CROFT, Victoria, B. C  PSfS  ���������-SJ  ��������� inn.!1  ...---^-.T-,.���������-...^...,^,   ._,._  <T|r  rrs-TgEFZ*^.*-'* ��������������� ���������'���������:. -r^r^.-. A'fA' ;*  i- ��������� .?-���������*-������������������. . .:  ���������   ������������������..ltK|I.J  V  ��������� ������������������ Jl     PI. THE MUffiR :  NELSON, B. 0.,  SATUKDAY,  MAKOH  18, 1893.  'I  i  %  r  I ft  ft'  ���������s  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates:, Three months 31.50, 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 Avill be counted as 12 lines.  Uu-ctii 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.  INCORPORA TION.  Incorporation has been booming in Nelson  this week. The number of people who are  beginning to see of how much importance incorporation is ta ihe town, as increasing. A  good fat subscription list has been worked up,  and there are many promises of doubled subscriptions if necessary.  R. E. Lemon will leave in a day or two for  Victoria. When there he will arrange for having the necessary work of searching the records  done. He will also give some of his own time  toward putting the matter in shape.  A little public spirit, a little unanimity, a  little liberality, and a great deal of energy will  put the matter through, and Nelson may congratulate, herself that these ai e forthcoming.  CREDITABLE PROCEEDINGS.  Two things have happened last week in which  the people of West Kootenay must take great  satisfaction, and for which credit is,due to the  Provincial and Dominion legislators. The one  of these is the course adopted towards the  burning question of the New Denver townsite,  by the Provincial government, and the other,  the announcement by Si rc John Thompson, that  the Dominion government would not oppose  the granting of Dominion charter to the promoters of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway.  Regarding the first of these we consider I he  action of the Government very satisfactory.  The question might have been settled, so  far as the legality of the disputed claims  was concerned, in the recesses of the  land    office.     The    Government,   in   the    now  repealed statue, regarding the purchase of land,  while it apparently contracted to grant land  under certain conditions, really reserved to  itself the power to reserve the land or grant it  away from the original locator, or in short do  as it thought fit with it.  This particular dispute was however investigated by a Parliamentary committee, a tribunal  eminently qualified to give an unbiassed judgment on the evidence submitted. It points to  a healthy condition of public affairs that the  question was ventilated in this way, and not  smothered in the intricacies of a depart ment.  As to the N. & F. S. railway's Dominion  charter, when Sir John Thompson, chairman  of the railway committee, refused to grant the  charter last year, it was on the ground that the  country's obligations to the C. P. R. required  the Government to protect the company's West  Kootenay preserve for one year longer.  It was of course very pleasant and just that  West Kootenay should have to pay off Canada's  obligations to the C. -P. R. in this way. The  political logic  that the necessities of the West  should be made to meet the convenience of the  East, is we believe not altogether confined to  Canada.  The great point however is that the year has  elapsed, that the N. & F. S. railway is now to  have its charter. For all the advantage i^keu  by the C. P. R. of their privilege Corbin's road  might just as well have had it last year, but the  road in all probability would not have been built  any sooner.    So all's well that ends well.  Let Corbin get in and brfild his road and then  we shall see the C. P. R. in the unusal position  of having to recover lost ground.  CURRENT COMMENTS.  D. C. /O'orbin doubtless has his N, & F. S. R.  R. interview off by heart. If not, it cannot be  for lack of opportunities.  Vancouver's imports for the past month  amounted to $45,514 ; the duty collected was  $17,304.10,: the exports $33,214; and the inland  revenue $58,853.62.  __  The Bering sea arbitration committee meet at  Paris on Thursday next. The result will determine what sort of diplomats the Alaska fur  company's lackeys are.  The people of the mainland are renewing  their demands for redistribution. It is a nuthow-  ever which the cabinet ministers are loath to  crack as they are by no means certain what it  may contain for them,  McLean" the Toronto journalist and member  of the Commons has a motion before the Dom-  ion house in favor of encouraging the use of the  native coin metals, by substituting for our present small coinage in copper tokens, pieces made  of nickle.    Geovbr Cleveland's cabinet seemingly does  not altogether jibe with the Republican idea of  what a cabinet should be. Once it was labeled  a servile party heeler's cabinet, and now it is  denounced as an altogether personal combine of  of Grover's.    Albert Grignard, of Ottawa has invented  a process affectrng the lithographic art which  can produce pictures embracing 15 and 18 colors  in one, and at the most, three impressione. The  process has been sold to an American syndicate  for $1,000,000.    The Provincial Legislature has resolved to  petition the Federal government on behalf of  B. C. Southern railway to secure if possible the  customary subsidy of $3200 per mile. The company's lines as proposed amount to something  over 200 miles.,    Now that the promoters of the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway have received Sir  John Tompson's assurance that the government  will not oppose their application for a charter  they can have no other excuse for delaying the  work of construction.  The Provincial courts hav^ decided that  owing to a defect in Vancouver's charter the  bonus of $300,000 voted by the people to the  Northern Pacific railroad cannot be paid. It  remains with the government now to say  whether the wishes of the people shall be carried Out or not.  Brown, the New Westminster member in  the Provincial Legislature is a bit of a socalist  in his way. This session he endeavored to establish manhood and residential suffrage  in the municipality of Westminster, so that  those who have no property interests may have  the power of encumbering the property of their  more wealthy neighbor. Brown's scheme was  promptly sat upon by the government.  NELSON  & Feed Stable,  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND  GEAIN 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 & Perdne.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF WASHINGTON.  Capital ; $250,000  Surplus $ 30,000  foreign and domestic excha  goes  bought and sold.  accounts of miners and merchants  solicited.  Cable Transfers Made.  W. M. MACKINNON, 0. E.  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation, Water  Power,   Bridges  Structural , Work, Etc,  Office over Bank of British Columbia. 133-tf  VANCOUVER, B. C.  J.  TAYLOR  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  SELLABLE, PEEFE0T, THOKOUGrHLY 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.  j������^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  ENGINEERS*  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCING.  OFFICES: NELSON AND KASLO, B. O.  4������t  &r-  m THE   MINER:  NELSON,   B.   0,?  SATUEDAY, MAEOH  18,  1893.  -<������_  TOWN   OF  _e^-  -&.  ~G>-  1.  2.  4.  5.  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 Railway 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  ������:  As previously announced by notices already published, the  first 200 lots having been sold, prices are now advanced to  "6^-  TEEMS: One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, and one-third  in 6 months.  1  1  ondftnn  'CBMD  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. 0.  MANAGING AGENT.  1  1  Is?  m  I  R  HSBaS������U^������^ 4."  f.  THE MINER:  NELSON,  B. 0.,   SATURDAY,  MARCH  18,1893.  V?  m  f  THE   1  ILSrSXTIE   OP TIBCIE  m  H?v*j  rv'  k  Is  laN  T5!  Hie Terminus of the Kaslo-Slocan Wagon Road.   Post Office Gen tre  L RETALLAO  $  .LAST  YEAR  ANJO THIS.  Last year, the outlet was free from ice as far  as Seven-Mile point on February 15, and on  March 17 the Spokane steamed majestically up  to the O. P. R. wharf, where-the whole popula-  tion of Nelson assembled lo:greet her solitary  pciSi-enger.  A few days later', steam capstan, and the  muscles of her passengers brought the Lytton  up the Columbia, and the cheery whistle of the  locomotive greeted the ears of our beleagured  citizens.  This year, it is now March 18; there is many a  solid bai of intervening ice between, Nelson and  the city of Balfour famous for fruit trees, where  Commodore Buchanan, in command of the  steamship Kaslo, is, and has been suppqsed to  be bucking ice for the last month, but has really,  like Mr. Gladstone on a recent occasion, been  more agreeably occupied.  As for the Revelstoke route, that is a thing of  the far future, but the 'superior- winter advan-c  tages of-;Nakusp'may he deduced from the fact  that news was received in Nelson a few days  ago that a party of men - had'walked from Na-  kusp to Robson on the ice.  So fair as anything can be inferred from, or  predicted about the climate, spring is now at  hand, just one month later than last year. The  outlet will probably be open in about a week.  Captaiii McMorris, who came down to Nelson  on Monday, having left the steamer Nelson at  Pilot Bay, reported that it would take twelve  days to pur 4ier in shape, and he thought that  by" that time it would be possible to open the  route fronxNelson to Kaslo.  As for the Upper Kootenay river, in his opinion it will be well on in April before steamboat  communication would be possible with Bonners  Ferry.  This has been a severe winter not only in  West Kootenay, but all over the world. It may  be years before we are cursed with such another.  It carries with it an object lesson, and that is,  that neither the Arrow Lakes route nor the  Bonners Ferry route can be relied upon for four  months in the year without the building of  hugely expensive boats, and such cannot possibly be built this summer. Therefore* the  country has to depend on the completion of the  N. & F. S. road before snow flies, and on keeping  the outlet between Balfour and Nelson open for  traffic, or else we will be in as bad a fix next  year as this, and in danger of a whisk}' famine  and other minor evils.  (Deputy Sheriff.)  LICENSED AUCTIONEER  NELSON, B. C.  Auction sales made at any point in West Kootenay  District. Town lots and mining claims bought and sold on  commission. A general real estate business transacted.  Office for the present at residence,, corner of Carbonate  and Kootenay streets. 134.  Minin  (Notary Public.)  and Real Estate  " BROKER,  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  ���������:   REPRESENTING-    G. W. RICHARDSON  Nelson, IS. ���������.  R. J. BEALE������  Kaslo, B. ���������.  RICHARDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Financial Agents,  ,000   TO   LOAN  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  $2  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 A  JOSEPHINE STREETS,  NELSON, B.C.  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  Sr-  umifirirrncTT-rrimrin-nr' nnniwn ���������  T A U R A N T  Kf-T.-s���������in-m*     -mr~Mff-���������������a������������������... ���������....,-���������. _^_.  COR.  BAKER .AND   WARD   STREETS.  o_  "W-  buse:,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc.C. E.  PROVINCIAL -5- LAND -5~ SURVEYOR,  Telephone Connection.  reaiiMi-uji.'jrafmuhiuiMMU'.M  *rZ3S5S7SZ-r������  AT ALL HOURS, DAY OR MIGHT  MES. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  7  (BARREL OR   CASE.)  For any good Liquors, Cigars, Tobaccos, Plour.  Groceries, Etc., G-o to the  udson s Bay Company  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. O.  East Baker Street, Nelson,  Ls 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 Oigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  Ill ALONE   ������&   TREGILLUS PROPRHST  fe������  *3M  '-��������� Vv-j:  ���������. ''<; ���������^,������.  .   -Si* k.-.  %���������������--?; A  '���������i| toj  '���������- .-. t,V*ja.������."!s.')t  . E5&M  THE MINEE:  NELSON.   B.   0,  SATTJEDAY,  MAEOH  18;  i893.  I " =  m  tu\sMS^HtiT'^atv7Mirsnnn������lintl,m-m-m^mm i������-���������  "MPi V������ m^���������qpgi  fe������  s?   -/sr  if. &?  ������:  :������  Lardo  The Distributing: Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and Great Silver Ledges of the  i Trail from this Townsite will bring the centre of the Lardo  miles, thus saving carriage over 18 miles of Lake and Trail.  ���������evel'Land.'   The Only Point on Upper Kootenay Lake.  District,  within 12  beautifully Situated  X    X    X     X      X      X  XXX     XXX      XX  XX      X      XXX  Ssasa y  <&  &  arly in the spring a trail will  +  oitne  ^  UCbl  e, uonnectin  iiincan  lit  *������o  i s  nA  6  1  OS  XZKWK3. HIT .1 ivsata  ������~ ���������.���������"-'"'  For further  r  mation as to prices for lots, terms, etc.,  ���������-EESSKS5?.  ft fceiWjysa^.^aiio^ja-^^  w  mk  E  8  THE  MINEE:  NELSON.   B.  03,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH  18,   1893,  FRANKS 'OF  PRACTICAL JOKERS.  An epedemic of practical joking has been  sweeping over Nelson. It has reached its culminating point, and from now on will probably  diminish in virulence.  It began with the mild amusement, of wintertime, that of show-balling the mild-eyed and inoffensive Washee-B^ from the Flowery  Kingdom.    But it did not stop there.  The absence of Manager Christie led to the  decoration of his office windows with some very  artistic cartoons, which afforded infinite amusement, cheered many fainting hearts and  siren-like lured them on to their doom as they  passed through the adjacent bank doors to see  their managers about "that little matter of  accommodation."  When Christie returned the fun grew fast and  furious. Both ends of the game were played,  and rumors were rife of stores being entered,  of overshoes carefully primed with snow being  thoughtfully placed under the stove for* the  wearer's convenience and comfort in the morning, and of humane consideration on the part  of one man's friends which prompted them to  put him to sleep with a plentiful supply of chips  and sawdust in his bed.  In return for so many kind attentions the  apartments of the one suspected were visited in  his absence. There immaculate linen, dress  clothes, and furn iture were exercised on the'  bed in close proximity to the water pitcher as a  trotting mate.  And for a while there were those in Nelson  who passed former friends with a stony stare.  More daring was the burglary of E. Applewhite's block, and the abduction of pretty little  " One-per-Cent," a fishing punt, on which for  the last two weeks tne pwneivhas, under tuition,  been spending his dearest labor;.  The punt was placed in another store, where  the owner had it painted on the following  morning. In the abduction case E. Percy  Whalley, an amateur detective was called in to  bring the guilt home, but after examing the  footprints and taking measurements of windows  and chimneys in orthodox dime novel fashion, he  gave up the case, and suggested that a reward  be offered for* information etc., etcetera.  There is also a rumor that the owner of the  premises will render an account to the owner of  the punt for storage, so some very strange  complications    will    likely    arise    when     the  jokers and the joked come to settle accounts.  MORAL.  Practical    jokes   can     be    enjoyed when  played on some body else. About jokes  of the above kind there is a subtle and delicate  humour somewhat difficult for the ordinary  mind to appreciate.  They are not the outcome of the overfed bodies  and underfed brains of a gang of school-boys,  but the effulgence of intellects which if exercised  in other directions would make their owners  world famous, and which it is to be hoped, will  be so exercised henceforth.  The Miner's May Have a ���������amli������la������c.  The miners of Nanaimo have decided to take  a hand in Federal politics, and not allow the  Government's nominee whoever he may be to  glide into D. W. Gordon's vacant chair. There  is a probability of Joseph Hunter, M. P. F.  becoming a candidate, and the miner's will run  ex-Mayor Haslam, of Nanaimo, provided he will  pledge himself to anti-Chinese legislation.  NOTICE.  Mail to New Denver will Wto Nelson weekly on Monday ��������� MURRAY, Contractor  ragsan  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of  All j  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty. \  SOLE    MAtfUFACTSJKJERS   OF   THE  lendall Band Mill, B/~C. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log  o  11!  I  D.  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.  ���������HOISOTGENGINES AND  SINKM& PUMPS FOR MINES.  :���������'���������������������������.:      Oomer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VArJCOUVEE, B. 0.  j.w:gampiqr, j. e.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Agent West Kootenay.  Manager!;  'urniture j  Jas. McDonald & Go.  . Kelson and SU^elsiofce,   ' ��������� ��������� c  carry full lines of all   kinds of furniture for'residences,  hotels, and offices.    Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  '    '     They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE:        . ���������   G  Nit, 4 e&oiestftJi <& 1 Jilt IfSuJ.lrfiift������', .Fasepfciise Street.  WYfVi  r hi&.{j  EQOT.lATED,  Address,   Nelson  or  J������aslo, E. 0.  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.  NOTICE.  JSJOTICE is hereby given that the Miner newspaper  including the plant, stock, and goodwill of the business  heretofore carried on by the firm of Bogle & Whalley,  has been transferred by them to Clive Phillips-Wolley  of Victoria.  By the terms of the Bill of Sale ail accounts due Tothe  Miner for advertising and job printing prior to March 1,  1893, are payable to Messrs. Bogle & Whalley.  All accounts for arrears in subscriptions, and accounts  for advertising and job printing (after March 1) are payable to the Miner Printing and Publishing Company.  JV       (   DAVID  B. BOGLE*  (Signed)     \    E. PERCY WHALLEY  L   ROBT. A. REN WICK   '  Mngr Miner Co.  NOTICE.  Springfield 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. 42631; and E. Smith Miller, free miner'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 Applicants, Nelson.  Daten this 18th day of January, 1893. .   134-8.  CERTIFICATE   OF   IMPROVEMENTS.  Mountain  Chief   Mineral  Ciaim,   Slocan   Mining  Division.  Take Notice that I. William H. 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.  l\  Dated this 24th day of January, A. D.  1893.  134-8  NOTICE  Wonderful  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. 42631, 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.  QUEEN BESS MINERAL CLAIM.  To all whom it may concern: Take notice that I, J. II.  Moran, free miner's certificate No. 42,748, intend, 60 days  from the date hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner  for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of ob-  ���������tfti-uing a crown grant of the above claim, and further  take ndttes-fclvat adverse claims must be sent to the gold  commissioner an^^ction commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of Improvements.  ^J, H. MORAN, New Denver.  Dated this 28th day of JanuaPY, 1893. 137-8.  Notice is hereby given that one month from date we  the undersigned, intend to apply to the Lieutenant-Governor in 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.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have deposited with the Minister of Publi^ Works at Ottawa a  plan and description of the site of th.e 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 arid'-I. and along Kaslo  Bay 800 feet west of the west side of Xitth street, Kaslo  City, District of West Kootenay, Province of British Columbia, being a distance of 2,400 feet, ai"d that a duplicate  of such plan and description has also been filed in the  office of the Registrar General of Titles at \ictoria, and  that the same persons have appliod jto the Governor-in-  Council for approval thereof, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 92, Sections 5 and 6, Revised Statutes of  Canada. R. J. BVEALEY.  JOHN HIRSCH.  HORACE W. BUCKE.  Dated at Kaslo, this 12th day of January^ 1893.  \  \  wssmmmMmmmwMMsmm* THE MIUEE:  NELSON.  B.  0=,  SATURDAY,  MAEOH 18,  1893.  9  Xj^zcstid   iDEix3^k.i?,T3vnE]iq"T,   :r>r:Eniso:N\  This Company now Offers for Sale a Number of Choice Business or Residential  Lots on Easy Terms,   Eebate Given for Good Buildings on  ���������������������������'������������������ "BUSINESS     PROPERTY.   ���������  FOE PARTICULARS APPLY    -    -     R   FLETCHER,  LAND  COMMISSIONER, NELSON, B. 0.  THAT MAN  FROM   KASI.O  Expresses Has   Mind  on one  two Subjects and   lias  Word or two on tlic Government.  The  steamer Nelson   being now  laid   up  for  repairs we are" now dependent, upon the Ainsworth for ten days or so. Now that the thaw  has set in, I suppose there will be an interval in  which the sleigh road will be impassable, while  the steamboats wrill not be able to break the ice.  The fire department has blossomed out with  tanks, ladders hooks, etc,. It numbers nearly  one hunbred members. J. M. Burke is president,  O: T. Stone, vice ; R. J. Bealey, secretary-treasurer ; A; H. Hughes, chief ; M. Flaherty, lirst-  assistant; L. Henderson, second-assistant. An  entertainment committee has been appointed  so fireman balls will now be in active operation.  E. E. Fletcher and J. Taylor have their hotel  at Lardo approaching completion.  Men  are   now on their wav np to erect a sub-  stantial  saw-mill  which J. Suchsmith is  going  to run.  A numerously signed petition for a record  office at Lardo has been forwarded to the government. *  New buildi ngs con tinue to go up all oyer the  place. A hall for a variety theatre on A avenue,  the post office and a large hotel on the same  street, and H. Byers' building on Front street  are among the features.  I see the Government is talking of altering  the Land laws, and allowing spots suitable for  townsites to be bought straight out. Jt will be  safe to bet that only the members of* the gang  will ever get hold of them. In this locality there  is a pretty strong feeling among the prospector s  and working men against what they consider  the bobdling propensities of our revered legislators, which will probably find, expression later  on." ,"���������'���������������������������''���������' . ��������� .   Tlscy Must All Reform Now.  The grand jury of Columbus, Ind., issued  summonses on one hundred ladies and gentlemen of that place, the society leaders, to have  them indicted for gambling in playing progressive euchre in which prizes are offered.  Tltc Wimau Brand off A'airlot.  In reviewing the career of Ras Wiman, the  Va.ncouvder World refers to Wiman's life in  New York, and concludes its eulogy in these  ���������words : " He always remained true to his  native country and the British flag, never having become an American citizen."  Thank God ! There are few such patriots in  Canada.   .Less Licking Will be-Necessary.  The new Dominion postal cards, just issued,  cards are much larger than the old ones. There  are also three cent letter cards. These are gummed and perforated, and can be used in the  place of a letter. There is also an issue of 20  and 50 cent stamps for heavy letters and packages, so there will be no necessity for making a  checker board with stamps on packages before  mailing them.  Triplets for the World's Fair.  The wife of W. C. Conover, of Coupeville,  Wash., presented her husband with triplets, as  competitors for the $3,000 prize offered by the  World's Fair commissioners. They are all  girls, and at birth averaged five pounds each.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 2i.  Edward Applewhaite & Co,  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  I  I  kl/ X  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands   and   Mining  Claims   Handled  on Commission.  B  NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer  and   Stone-Mason  Contracts   taken  for "work   at  all   points   in  West Kootenay.  THE  D B  B ���������  ���������iLcl  HOTEL,  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,  LIQUORS  and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  c- '  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000,00������  REST C,$00,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, 1 .President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Kelson Branch:   <K. 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 tranters;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  Lea* B  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  Seaa ������������,*������ %a& a  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������000,000   ���������    $3,920,000  (With power to increase.)  RB5SKKVBS ft? BIBS*,   ������260,000  3STELSOKT   BBANCH.  Victoria, B. C,  :B:R.A-:]sro:E3::EJS =  San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWi.stminstcr,B.C.,   Seattle, \Vashington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kam loops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: GO 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, NcwYoi-k;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  On xmd after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits will be 3h per cent, until further notice.  BALED HAT FOR SALE.  OfZfS TONS Baled Hay for Sale on Road or River Bank,  ZQU   Address M. H. BACON, Bonner's Ferry.       133-tf  fc  1  I  m  K.  <.���������''���������  '������������������v. ^4Mta)M(������nMAMft.^v^atM������sKL><>^������wv^il-tu^^mvis^rAlKi  I  I  W't  THE MDTEE :  NELSON,  B. 0.,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 18, 1893.  10  -^9_  JS^  6  1-j f  P  T,' ?  p.  H *  ft  18,  I  fete  h  I It  9  :   >  'J.'  l  ','1  le^-  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries,^ppsipna,: Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty  The stock is full and complete m.eveiy Department/ and the public will find it to their advantage to call and insuect Goods  and compare Prices.  Telephone 27.  i  7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, IN I  JLJ-Lik  ��������� u.  C. E. fl������Ell3������Y*S  MAI* OF  WEST KOOTK3.4Y  Will ISe Ready  for  Hie   Publishers  m si few J>ays.  'Twill 3Re Ji Thins of Beauty.  O. E. Perry & Co.'s map of West Kootenay  is now almost completed and will be in the publishers' hands within a week or two.  It occupies  a sheet 40x26 inches, and is  the  most complete map of any district in B. C.   The  centre  of the map is takeir up by an index map  of "West Kootenav. from longitude 116.30 to 118.  30, and from latitude 49 to north of 51. This  plan shows the geological formation, and the  direction and localities cof known mineral belts,  railway routes actual and projected are marked,  also the-telephone system, and on the lakes the  routes of the navigation companies. All trails  and known passes ha.\^e also been indicated.  The claims located in the Lardo and Duncan  river country, so far as they are known, have  been placed "on the index plan, and also the  Spillimichene river and the McMurdo mineral  district.  An   error of two and a half miles was discovered between the river Columbia and Kootenay ;  lake, and  by   accepting   Dawson's  longitude of  Sproat's landing as correct it has  shifted Koot- ���������  enay lake three miles east of the 117th meridian.  It   was   found that a true azimuth of Kootenay  lake  from  Pilot Bay  to   the boundary, and a  through traverse from Kaslo to  Nakusp agreed  with the Alteration, and the N. &. F. S. railway  traverse checked into Nelson proving Dawson's ;  observation  at  Sproat's  landing to be correct.  The right hand top corner of the'map is occupied by" a chart of the Western hemisphere,  partly allegorical in its design. It shows West  Kootenay as a sun of gold, from which golden  rays are radiating over the world, and the arms  which support the Western Hemisphere are the  C. P. R. and the Great Northern railways, a  most ingenious advertisement of the country  and of the railways.  The remainder.of the right hand side of the  map is monopalized by the Toad Mountain district, embracing from Ward's Ferry to Nelson,  and as far south as Red Mountain. This is on  a scale of one mile to the inch. Some idea of  the minuteness of the work on the plan maybe  gathered from this fact, the townsite of Nelson  is accurately plotted, and the churches,' gaol,  motor-house, reservoir, school-house, depot,  lumber- yard, and sawmill are all located on it.  Trail creek occupies the top left hand corner,  on a scale of two miles to the inch, Ainsworth  the -centie, and Slocan the bottom, all on the  same scale.  So much ground had to* be covered in the  Slocan district that a larger scale could not be  adopted. The only objection to this part of the  map is that claims are shown so very small.  But this could not be avoided, and the draftsmanship of the plan is so perfect that every  claim is as distinct and clear as if it had the  whole map to itself. Two hundred and fifty  claims are shown on the plan of the Slocan.  The sources of information used in compiling  the map were the 0. P. R. surveys, the Ainsworth traverse made four years ago, the Dominion geological and topographical surveys, and  surveys made by C. E. Perry, who has been on  the ground all summer.  Viewed as a whole, the 'map strikes the  observer as unique in three respects, first as a  'work of art" It is questionable if there has ever  been as beautiful a map made of any part of  North America at so-early a stage in its development. The arrangement and coloring, the  exquisite detail, and the ingenious idea of marking claims in silver and gold according tp their  nature, rivet the attention at once. For this  reason also it is a most excellent advertisement  of the country. Hung anywhere it will attract  attention and will undoubtedly have a great  effect in booming West Kootenay.  "THE     LONDON      MERCANTILE.     ASSOCIATION,  LIMITED"   (FOREIGN).  Registered the 21th Day of February, 1893.  certificate of registration.  ^"HIS is to certify that I have this day registered "The  *��������� London Mercantile Association, Limited " (Foreign),  under the Companies'Act," Part IV., "Registration of  Foreign Companies," and the " Companies' Act Amendment Act, 1889."  The objects for which the Company is established are :  (a) To carry on a mercantile, commercial, banking, and  financial business, both as principals and as agents :  (b) To purchase, apply for and otherwise acquire or  make advances upon (either for the purpose of obtaining or  when obtained) any Acts of Parliament, concessions, permissions, licences, or grants for any public or other works  or undertakings, and to dispose of the same, either for eash  or for shares or bonds in the said works or undertakings,  or in other works, undertakings, or companies, or in Government, Municipal, County, State, or Provincial securities, and to found or establish companies or associations  for carrying out the above, or for= any other objects, and to  assist, by procuring capital or otherwise, any company or  association. ���������-"' ' ;���������>::   -> ���������:;;;���������;-":���������:;:-; '.:' r . " ���������  (c).-.To purchase or otherwise acquire any business.or  other undertakings or property, either in.whole or in part.  ,-and to amalgamate with any other company or association.  (d) To purchase, hold, extinguish, or again re-issue: the'���������  shares of the"Company, at the discretion of the Directors.  (e) As agents or as principals, 16 purchase or sell any  stocks, shares or securities, and to act as.agents for collection of dividends or coupons, or in any other transaction  whatever.  (f) To carry on the business of contractors, or of agents  for public and other works, or other businesses or undertakings.  (g) To purchase, lease or otherwise acquire, .any land,  works, property, effects, stock-in-tra,de, and good will of  any person, firm or company. G  (h) To sell, let, demise, lease, exchange, or otherwise dispose of or deal with all or any part of the property of the  Company.  (i) To do all such other things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them  The amount of the capital stock of the said Company is  fifty thousand pounds, divided into five hundred shares of  one hundred pounds each.  The place of business of the .*aid Company is located at  Nelson, Province of British Columbia.        > ������������������:;v/..,,:-.  In testimony whereof I   have hereto set my hand and  affixed my seal of office this 24th day of February, 1893, at  the City of Victoria, in the Province of British Columbia.  [l. sj C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of Joint Stock Cojn/anies.  Terminal point on Slocan Lake.   Shipping point for all ore tributary to Slocan Lake.   Important point  on 0. P./Eailway system of West Kootenay.   Corner Lots, $125; Inside, $100.  Agents, Nelson, B. 0.  pi  '-Tl-.,V,.,���������


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