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The Miner Mar 25, 1893

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 The Ores are  EIigh-(������rade in Cold,  Silver,  Copper,  and ILead.  NUMBEE 142.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  MAECH 25, 1893.  $4. A YEAB  WHAT THE ESTIMATES SHOW  CONOEENITO THE PEOPLE OP THE DISTEICT  OP WEST KOOTENAY.  The Miner's Statement of a Week Ago Verified���������The  Kaslo Wagon Itoad Will Get a $10,000 Lift���������No  Owe Knows Just How tills Appropriation is to be  Provided for, but no One Cares.  The estimates for the fiscal year 1893-4 form  attractive reading for anyone interested in West  . Kootenay.  The total sum voted West Kootenay this  year is 62,980. Out of this a lump sum of  $30,000 goes for roads, streets, bridges and  wharves for the district; this compares with  $19,000 voted last year for the same purpose in  addition to which $5000 was spent which is  provided for in the supplementary estimates for  this year.  The remainder of the $32,980 is apportioned  as follows :  Assessor and Collector at Nelson. .$1200  Gold Commissioner " ..   1920  Mining Recorder " ..   1200  Clerk " ..     840  Two Constables '��������� ..   1800  An additional sum of $7,740 provides for Revelstoke, Slocan, Ainsworth, a recorder as yet not  located, and three provisional constables.  An appropriation of $2000 is made toward the  Nelson hospital, provided the citizens raise  $1500 themselves.  An appropriation of $3280 provides for schools  at Nelson, Kaslo, and Waneta.  The following special appropriations are made  toward public works in this district :  Repairs $ 500  Court House at Nelson     8000  Recorder's office, not located    1500  Jail at Kaslo       1000  Public school  at Kaslo    2000  Of the ; special appropriations aggregating  $32,980, the salaries of officials resident in Nelson, and necessary public works to be erected  here take $17,840. To Kaslo $3880 goes, but it is  probable that the recorder and office provided  for under the general head will be located there,  giving to Kaslo.an additional $2820.  The Government has. promised $10,000 for  the Kaslo wagon road. As no mention is made  of the road it is uncertain whether the whole,  or part of it is made, a first charge upon the  general appropriation of $30,000.  The only items in the estimated income  which are especially interesting to residents'of  West Kootenay are those under the head of  "Free Miners' Certificates" and" Mining  Receipts General."    These are estimated as:  Free  Miners'  Certificates ..$25,000  Mining Receipts, General    17,000  If these figures are compared with the public  accounts of the year 1891-2, lately published, the  following rather startling results are apparent :  For   the   year   ending June, 1892, the   total  of the receipts  of  the Government from  those  two   sources  was   $32,647,  of which   $14,292.70  were   contributed   by  West   Kootenay,  $8,266  from the sale of certificates.  According to this statement there were on  June 30, 1892, 1,655 free miners'in West Kootenay, and 1,927 in the rest of the province.  Now granted that mining ,in the rest of the  rest of the province remains stationary, which  by no means the case, but if it is assumed that  it is so. the Government estimates that on June  30, 1894, there will be 3,073 free miners in West  Kootenay, or 1,418 more than there were on  June 30, 1892.  ' '  Those who know anything about the prospects  of Kootenay will consider this estimate rather  ridiculous.  HIDDEN TREASUBE SHOWING  CAUSES   ITS   0WNEES   TO   TICKLE  THEMSELVES P0E VEEY JOY.  Where Cross-Cnt Shows Six-Foot Vein of Nice Concentrating Ore���������Then Came an Inch or Two of Shale  After Which Vein Matter Was Again ISncoentered  Carrying Ore of a Better Grade.  Most encouraging reports continue to be  brought from the Hidden Treasure.  On Sunday when the owners visited it the  vein had been cross-cut for six feet showing nice  concentrating ore all the way. An inch or two  of shale was then encountered, and after this  was cross-cut veinr matter was again met carrying ore of a better grade.  It appears to be getting richer as the hanging  wall is approached. Some very nice specimens  were brought down rich in peacock and gray  copper. By the-time the hanging wall is reached the Hidden Treasure will have one of the  biggest showings on Toad Mountain.  From the calculations made before starting  the tunnel, the vein should be sixteen feet wide.  If this is so, it is only half cross-cut, and the  indications are that a very rich streak will be  found in the hanging wall.  About a month ago the Hidden Treasure was  sold for $1500, now $30,000 could not buy it. The  owners immediately after purchasing set to  work, and they fully deserve their iuck.  They have added another to the unusually  rich claims on Toad Mountain, and uncovered a  body of ore unparalled except in the Silver King,  and the whole camp will reap the benefit.  The Hidden Treasure lies about 2000 feet clue  west of the Silver King, which it parallels, and  is the western extension of the Democrat, and  is the second extension of the Goldendale. It is  possible that it is the same lode which was  shown up an the Goldendale last summer.  A Scheme to ISoom Balfornr Property.  Information received on the inside track  leaves very little doubt that the N. & F. S railway will be used to work real estate speculation'  in Balfour. Nelson is two or three years at  least ahead of Balfour. on the N. & F. S. programme so investors will do well to stay with  Nelson for some time to come.  F. M. Ratenbtjry, of Vancouver, has won the  competition in drawing plans for the new Government buildings, against  many competitors.  J. R. Arnoldi, of bronze dog renown, will be  required to pay a fine of $1000, and spend six  months in jail. He is another of the gang of  political boodlers whose misdeeds were unearthed two sessions ago by the Federal government.  INTERESTING TO SURVEYORS  IS  THE   EEP0ET   OP   SUEVEYOE-GENEEAL  KABTS FOE SEVEEAL EEAS0NS,  It Outlines the Proper System of Surveying, Which  hy the Way I>ocs Very "Well for Great ISritain,  l>wt Cannot he Applied Here���������lie Keccoinmends  the Planting of Mineral Monuments.  The Crown Land Survey report of 1892 is interesting reading. It outlines the proper system  of survey as it has existed in older countries.  The ordnance survey of Great Britain and Ireland affords possibly the very best example of  careful, accurate work, conducted with a high  order of ability, the picked men of the Royal  Engineers, assisted by well-known civil engineers  established these wonderful series cf stations  and network of triangles that will stand forever  as intricacies of arduous labor and scientific  skill.  To attempt to carry out such an elaborate  system of work, following its extreme accuracy  and minuteness of detail, would be practically  impossible inmost parts of the province of  British Columbia, nor indeed is it required as  the work carried on for the Dominion   Govern-  .it  ment  is   accurate without a mimrene^s nearly,  if not quite impossible.  Surveyor-General Kains is to be congratulated  on the broad view betakes, and undoubtedly,he  is happy in comparisons when he chooses New  Zealand, a country whose topographical features  conform very nearly with those of British  Columbia.  The idea, though not a new one, of using the  photograph as an aid to a triangulation system  is excellent and must commend itself to (he  Government. In this connection it is to be  hoped that next year's report will be embellished with numerous photographs of important  distinguished and striking objects. Nothing  appeals to the mind as well as a picture.  While this report is admirable there are one  or two points open to criticism and gross objection. The planting of the proposed mineral  monuments under the direction of the Gold  Commissioner's, would place an onerous and  difficult task on the shoulders of these officials,  and   would  not  result  in   public   utility.     The  surveyors working in the district, acquainted ?is  they are with the configuration of the ground  and the relative position of the various mines,  are the properly qualified persons to indicate  the position of these land marks.  By the way it seems strange that this  method of referencing mineral claims although  the custom in the United States for many years  should have been neglected here until now.  The report also suggests for the convenience  of miners, the sub-division of the mineral lands  into square blocks, but this i������ dealt with elsewhere.  ESetnnied With Has Titles.  G. O. Buchanan has returned  having  interviewed, and   been   interviewed, and having had  "The   Honorable,"   "Judge,"   "Justice,"   and  other honey-sweet titles lavished upon him on  the outside, He saw D. C. Corbin in Spokane.  Corbin has only one answer to those who say  his road will not be built this summer. He  points to the work already done and asks : " To  what end?"  im������H!Wiinnmiwiijim imMMmiMmwmMiiMtiOTflg THE MISER : NELSOS, B. 0.,   SATURDAY, MAEOH 25, 1893.  IL^.j^rI3     IDIEZE^^IEfcTIMIZE  This Company now Offers  is on Easv T  oi ulioioe mis  i  FOR PARTICULARS APPLY  r.  Uli  LAND COMMISSI  s or Besidential  ings on  a .''������������������'  ,, NELSON, B. 0.  Oxford' Wins theUSoat Kace.   ..'    ���������..'���������.'.'���������' ,c  The 'Varsity', boat race was won again by the  Oxford crew in eighteen minutes and forty-seven  seconds. <=  This   is   the   best   time   ever   made over the  course, and has set the Yale and   Harvard  peo- <  pie guessing, whohaveyei to equal  the performance  of Oxford  lasS   year,    which   v\as  of a  ninteen minutes and twenty-one  seconds order.  ILord.iK'gEiaravcii' Accepts, . ,.;������������������'.  It is generally understood in sporting circles  in London, that Lord Dunraven has accepted  the conditions of the race for America's cup  but will suggest, that the first race take place  at an earlier date1 t ban t hat submit ted by the  New York Yacht club,-which was October, 5.  The KoojSIcrs fiteceive Sentence.  Charles de Lesseps, Baihut. and Blondin, the  trio of convicted Panama Canal boodiers received0! heir sen I ences on Tuesdav.  Baihut was sentenced to imprisonment for  five years, and ordered to pay a fine of 750,000  francs, and the loss of his civil right. Blondin  was sentenced to imprisonment for two years,  and Charles de Lesseps to imprisonment for one  year, the one to run concurrently with the fixe  year's sentence already imposed upon him.  The Time delayed hy the Compts'oilcr.  Nelson is not to be made a port of entry just  at present. The Comptroller of Customs has  remitted the matter to the inspector who is to  report to him on our necessities.  In his letter to Mara the Controller of Customs  makes no reference to Kaslo, but in his letter to  the citizens of Nelson Mara does. If he had left  Kaslo alone until Kaslo wanted to become a  port there would have been more chance of securing the needed boon to West Kootenay.  No place is better situated for a port of entry  than Nelson.  THE ������  ���������YIEW HQT,EL>  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,  LIQU0ES  and  OIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  P. 0. box 69.  EdwardAp  Telephone 24.  U  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  "NELSON", B. 0.   ,     ������������������.'.'.."'''���������  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.  ������R?V  3k  I  NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts   taken   for  work  at all   points   in  West Kootenay.  mTni  m 771 "ft"  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  NfiSES^N, IB. ���������.  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE TABLE  is acknowledged   the   bes  in the mountains.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.        NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  TV  ,-i--^  i1  or  ������!AS*STA& (Jill paid'up), $12,000,000  :J������EST, ���������. -v/;:. .'" "'.'_, '���������;.���������-....    .   0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. 'SMITH,-/-..: -  ...........;..:.. .President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,.. ���������;........... Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON,...................... .General Manager  kelson Branch:   N. W. Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets  "171  y   "f"Tl*  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid tip), ������600,000   .    $3,930,000  (With power to increase.)  KESEKVS5 FSTWD,  ������200,000      .    .        1,285,333  nsrzEiTLSOiisr bhaim'ch:.  :i,  BRAnsrcsss:  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWestminster,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND C0B.RESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New YorK;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  On tmd after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits will be 3������ per cent, until further notice.  BALED HAY FOR SALE. <  2 c: A TONS Baled Hay for Sale on Road or River Bank  D\J   Address M. H. BACON, Bonner's Ferry.       133-tf  twbv'JH.'if ���������"*������������������������   ���������s-TKPKBiy*!������������������ ���������������������������!������������������������ ������^-jTi;y^i y^  **"&.$* THE  MINEE:  NELSON.   B.   0>,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 25,  1893,  i~.   ������  TOWN   OF  -<������_  ~G������-  1.  2.  4.  5.  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Gamps.  The Only Flat Land, not Subject to Overflow, and the Only Harbor at  the North End of Kootenay Lake.  A Eailway Point; vide 0. F 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  tr-  TERMS; One-third cash, one-third in Smonths, and one-third  in 6 months.  Stone Block. Kaslo City, B. C.  MANAGING AGENT.  ml  fc'^r- THE MINEE: NELSON,  B. 0.,  SATURDAY,  MAEOH 25, 1893.  INER   IS   PRINTED   ON   SATURDAYS,   AND   WILL   BE  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance,  rates: Three months ������1.50, six months ������2.50, one year ������4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  .   Tate 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.  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. ���������"'" ���������������������������������.'        *  NEW OEICIAIS.  A reorganization of the Government office at  Nelson, is about to rake place: W.J. Groepei  ���������nay succeed T. H. Gififin, as recorder, while MK  Girrin has the refusal of f he position of "Supreme  Court. Registrar. Mr. Goepel is a man of undoubted business capacity, and is vveJl iitted for  the  pos^.  It has been hinted that it is Mr. Gi/xin's intention to retire from \h.<> service of the Government altogether. He is one of,the most painstaking, conscientious, and popular officials in  the Province, and has been closelv associated  with West Kootenay since its infancy. His  retirement would be deeply regretted by everyone who knows him, and a Joss to the district  he has served so well.  THE ESTIMATES.  In another column we give an abstract of the  appropriations voted for West Kootenay.    Fair  if  not very  liberal   treatment  has been meeted  out.    In the matter  of street grading  Nelson  will  probably be left in the lurch.1   The appropriation   for public works  must necessarily be  very  largely expended  on   trails into new sections.     The   Governinent  sells   real   estate   in  Nelson,   and   applies   the  proceeds to building  trails in other portions of the country.    This is  a little  one-sided, but as  every section   that is  opened   up  directly benefits the metropolis, the  injustice is not so great as it seems at. first.  REDISTRIBUTION.  The Vancouver World in its zealjjfor the coveted redistribution bill keeps pegging away with  facts and figures to show that under the present  system of representation " the tail waggles the  dog," instead of the dog doing it himself. The  total population of the province is placed at  97,549, of which the island furnishes36,767. That  a redistribution bill is necessary no one can doubt  but the question is whether it would not be  better to equalize the representation by paring  off exceseive representation on the Island than  by increasing the representation on the Mainland.  Surely thirty-three members .are sufficient  to attend to the wants of a people numbering  97,949. The rooting out of the pocket-buroughs  on the Island adjacent to Victoria would be a  move in the right direction. This representation might then be given to the Mainland. The  end could thus he gained and the Province not  put to unnecessary expensive.  'TIS WONDROUS PITIFUL.  There is a section in the Surveyor-General's  report lately published which justly entitles its  author to the most severe criticism.  It begins "If the land in a mineral country  were sub-divided into sections as provided by  the Land Act, and each section partitioned into  Sixteen sub-divisions," and goes on to suggest  how convenient it  would   be  that  the   miner  should  take  up  his claim by staking one, or if  necessary two of these sub-divisions.  For hide-bound red-tapeism, and inspired  diiocy, we never met anything to equal this.  Nature has unfortunately neglected to, lay off  mineral land, or any other laud into square  blocks. Her natural boundaries are watercourses and mountains, and in a mineral country  formations and mineral lodes.  When dealing with a pastoral country or "a  townsite, this block system is sometimes convenient, but applied to a mineral country the  idea becomes grotesque in the extreme. Imagine measuring strata of rock .extending over  miles and broken by large belts of What Mr.  Chandler calls "intrusive masses of porphyritic  granite," and mineral lodes reaching down into  the earth, by making a chess-board of the surface. . -  .It is the expedient of an intelligence, lacking  the wisdom of silence on subjects of which it  is profoundly ignorant.  The beauty  of it  is  that we are liable to an  inrush, of  intelligences similar to this, duly and  legally qualified to estimate the amount of work  done in developing a mineral claim, and to survey mines, and belonging to men who can put  the magic P. L. S. after their names, and who  know no more about mining engineering or  mine surveying than our editorial selves. How  many Provincial Land Surveyors today could  plot a mine, with its tunnels, stopes, raises, and  cross-cuts, and make a map of it ? A 'man who  can lay out a chess-board is not a mining surveyor.  In the amendments proposed to the Mineral  Act the definition and proof of " mineral in  place" is going to be a matter of some difficulty.  We hope and trust it will not be left to the  discretion of a Provincial Land Surveyor,  CURRENT COMMENTS.  Lady Mowat, wife  of Ontario's Premier died  last week in Toronto.  G-rgves Cleveland has rebuked the indecent  haste of the Hawaian annexationists. The  sugar combine has a different man to deal with  now.  The election in Nanaimo District to fill the  vacancy in the Commons will be contested by  Joseph Hunter, M. P. P., and ex-Mayor Haslam  of Nanaimo.  When the Government gets its sheet anchor  cast in Victoria it will approach the redistribution question With more confidence. To move  the capital from Victoria with its $500,000 pile  of buildings is more even than Kamloops would  undertake.  Our own Kellie is not a full-fledged Government bird yet. He has not yet promised to  support the Davie party through thick and thin  and in consequence does not sing with the government songsters in caucus.  Premier Davie's eulogy of the late Hon.  Hugh Nelson, late Lieut.-Governor of this province, furnishes the closing chapter to a life  inseparably woven into the history of the province.    The death occured in England.  Dalton M'Carthy, one of the brightest men  in the Dominion Commons, has come out  squarely against the government on the National Policy. When M'Carthy voted against  the famous Jesuits' Es< ates Act, he and his  twelve associates we e dubbed the "devil's  dozen." The Conservatives will now proceed  to christen Dal ton a; ew.  NELSON  th  WILSON & WILLIAMS  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND GEAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steam-/  boat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming- attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF WASHINGTON.  Capital : $250,000   $ 30,000  Surpjus  FOREIGN AND  DOMESTIC  EXCHA    GES  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, Y/ater  Power,   Bridges  Structural "Work, Etc.  Office over Bank of British Columbia. 133-tf  VANCOUVER, B. C.  J,  TAYLOR  TORONTO SAFE WORKS  EELIABLE, PEEFE0T, THOKOUGHLY 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.  43T"Dan,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  E  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  NOTARY PUBLIC, CONVEYANCING.  J4  H  A  H  H THE MDTEE:  NELSON.  B.  0,,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 25,  i893.  ^  m  ������:  LES   F  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and Great Silver Ledges of Lardo  District. A Wagon-Road to Argenta at Head of Kootenay Lake is under Construction. A Trail will shortly be Constructed from Duncan to the centre of the  Lardo Mines. Beautifully Situated. Level Land. The Only Point on Upper  -Kootenay Lake.  tn on lL  n  er  in 10  a  ys.  3  S-  1  E������WI  XXX      X      XX  XX     X     X     XX      X     X  XX      XX     X     X  I  a   ft-      c    r-  e only  agon-i  c*  ent for D.i  der Cons  j-  G-old Fields.  of the  s avoioin  'angerous  istance to  traction from this Poi  onnecting Duncan wi  avagation of the  er Kootenay Lake  lie  s  Duncan  seven Miles.  3  \  Z.  j-  &  s  For farther Information, as to Prices for Lots, Terms, etc, Apply to  AT*  X)  nnMammnnniRH  IMt������Mll������WIMUII������U^IIMIIMUJHlMMU������Vm������������llll������IIM  ^MMM������Wi������^M,Mffl������^^ t.  r  S  !  r  p  I  I  6  THE MDTEE : NELSON, B. 0.,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 25, 1893..  i  1  r  'S  1  &  -������  I  i  ���������#���������������������������������  ���������������-������������������''-  ill  m  W  I  I  ituated at the Head of Navigation on the Northeast Arm of the  Upper Arrow Lake, West Kootenay, B. C is  snmuara  the Eichest Mines in West Kootenay District, situated on Fish Creek, 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 Eich Mining Fields.  m  %Bi*K?������e*na  i������������5i|a.g.awi  Hfl "TT1  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. LardeaulCity 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  3        &03&3i  a  %i  *&  X  J  ASLO.  MTTIiE PERSONAIiS.  Concerning Mic .-Movements of People who Visit, us  and others wlaoiBi we Know.  Capt. Fitzstubbs is back in Nelson.   :.  Press- Woodruff,, of the Spokane 'Chronicle is  in town. ." ;_ :'���������  Frank Hughes, of Kaslo, came in on yesterday's train. a  Sixty passengers came in on yesterday's train  on their way to Kaslo.  G. W. Hughes and T. Roadley were among  the last batch of visitors from Kaslo.  J. F. Ritchie>of the firm of Kirk & Ritchie,  has returned from the Kettle River country,  where he has been surveying mineral claims.  Nelson's witty man has been getting his work  in again by pasting placards on the Mara and  Barnard blocks. This gentleman may. die a  painless and easy death, but he is taking great  chances,  A large party organized by Gr. A. Bigelow,  left Nelson thi^s morning to cut the ice in the  outlet. The manner in which a few men moved  all the ice from in front of the citizens' wharf  suggested the idea. The company is armed with  wedges, hammers,   cross-cut saws and axes.  The Railway Will Get Its Bonus.  The people of Vancouver are not to be balked  in their desire to give a bonus to the Northern  Pacific to secure the entry of that road into the  city of Vancouver as the Government will make  good the city's defective charter.  The city has also granted the railway the use  of such streets as are necessary for entrance for  a nominal rental of one dollar a year.  Work. Commenced on the Tiger Claim.  Work has been commenced on the Tiger claim  on Coffee creek, half a mile from the lake at  Ainsworth.  N"OTICE.  To the business men of Nelson and others whom it may  concern.  If^no steps are taken within a few days by the Waterworks company to repair the mains on Vernon, West Baker  and Victoria streets, so as to make the hydrants serviceable  in compliance with section 47, of the Consumers' Waterworks Company's act. of incorporation, I shall be obliged  in justice to my companies, to cancel all risks outside the  'range of those hydrants now in workingorder.  C. HAMBER,  Local agent for the United,-Atlas, Guardian,  and Quebec Fire Insurance Companies.  Nelson, March!22,:1893.  Hunt & Dover,  TEWELERS   AJND    WATCHMAKERS.  *^9  rfc������t  Baker street, Nelson, B. C  THE  ������-s  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PBICES TO SUIT THE TIMES  E. 0. Campbell- Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  3GIST,   AS3AYER,  KASLO, B. G.  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,  SHINGLES, LATHS,MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  -      TURNING-LATHE WORK-.  -   ON   HAND   OR   MADE   TO  ORDER   -  AND   JVilNSNG   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.  ��������� BLUE EIDGE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Glass  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300,00  feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard.  ������.  ������.  BUCHAHAN.  P.O. addrese. Nelson or Kaslo.  Plasterer and Bricklayer.  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  &BME   FOK   SA'IiK  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  ifcgg&i^ THE, MUSTEK:  HELSON,  B. 0.,   SATUEDAY,   MABOH 25,1893.  TIBUS   TOWN'SITB   OIF T".  -.j...,. ... -,-- .....������������������ ���������Bnr..r*.-g.,,t[m.wTfiff^amT"  .^..iii������ T|������j ^.yjifmfB  nf  e lermmus  e Kaslo-Slocan Wagon Road.   Post Office Centre  THE BEST YEAR ON RECORD  THAT IS  WHAT   THE   BASE  OP   BRITISH  COLUMBIA'S BALANCE-SHEET SHOWS.  f>esnilc the &en.es'al Uteprcssion the Profits Continue  to Thrive as ESeiore au������i in S>ue Time SSeget Fatter  l>iviclen������ls Thau. Ever���������The Bank's Prosperity May  E5e TaKcn as Evidence of Columbia's Stability.  The hank of British Columbia has just issued  its balance sheet for 1891-2. The gross profit of  the bank during this year has been the largest  in its history, and the dividends have been correspondingly increased causing much unctuous  complacency among the directors and shareholders.  The showing of the bank for the year, which  has been one of general depression, is an evidence of how sound the Province is as a whole ;  and that an institution so closely bound up with  it as the bank of B. C. is, should be on so satisfactory a basis, is bound to have a favorable  influence on investors.  The balance sheet for the year is appended :  Liabilities. ������        s.       d.  Capital paid up....:..... 600.000    0        0  Reserve Fund...... 235,000    0        0  Notes in Circulation.. ������195,412   11   6  Current Accounts-and  Deposits   ...1,771,459     4   3  Bills Payable    690,697     4   3  Other Cnrrent Liabilities     26,763     17   7  ��������������������������� 2,684,332   17        7  Balance of Profit and Loss Account  on 30th June, 1892    49,194  10       7  ������3,563,527    8  .2  Assets. ������        s.       d.  Specie at Branches..������ 473,600 8 9  Cash at Bankers.... 52,933 14 4  Gold  Bars and Gold  Dust  1,600     7   2   528,134   10        3  2������ per cent Consols.      76,400     10  4 per cent Dominion  of Can. Reg. Stocks      41,500     0   0   117,900     1 0  Bills Receivable   .. 542,062     0        4  Bills Discounted and Loans 2,317,138   15        1  Other Securities      18,564     7        0  Bank Premises and Furniture...      44,727   14        6  ������3,568,527     8  CI  (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 s treets. /134.  (Notary Public.)  and Real Estate  BSOKEBj, .  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Crofb 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  551  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 & Com mission A  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  C.     ~W"  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL ~!~ LAND ~!~ SURVEYOR,  BA.LFOUE,   IB.   O-  Telephone Connection.  ~  ������?JK������fl  Haass  (BARREL  OR   CASE.)  Por any good Liquors, Cigars, Tobaccos, Hour.  Groceries, Etc., Co to the  Hudson's Bay Company  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  fi. W. RICIIABftS'ON  Nelson, B. ���������.  IK. J. BEALEY  Kaslo, IS. C.  RICHARDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Financial Agents.  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD  STREETS.  KHWTMlI���������^l.tH'TJIIIITiy'IHllBWIU'lMWHwiain  AT ALL HOURS,  DAY  OR MIGHT  MES. W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  East leaker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Tahle is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and OigarB,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  Jg| AfctfNE   A   TKEG������L1<I!S PKOPKSETttBIS  f  SB  B������������i������BMa������imMl������umMMHS^^  SWW������8gBBtaflBft������a^^  I-5U3 >3  THEMLWEE:  ffELSOH, B.C.,   SATUEDAY,  MAEOH. 25, 1893.  I  H  1  P  i  .it  8  I  1  Is  ;i  it  ii  HAED ON THE SMELTEE MEN  SILYEE EEMAINS LOW AND FEEIGHT KATES  ON COAL ADVANCE.  The Morning- 35ine AS Mullen, Irialio SJay Now he  Aihieil to the hang list of Suspended Mines���������iist  of WorksneiA ftmjployccl on the Anaconda���������Stems  of interest to Sliming Men.  On Wendnesday the Northern Pacific and  Great Northern railway companies, ii' they keep  their word will advance the freight rates on  coke, from West Superior-to .Butte, $2 on the  present rate.  The Morning mine, thf* second mine in point  of size in lhe Gceur d'Alenes closed down on  Tuesday.  At lhe Lake, of the Woods reduction works a  new process of treating gold quartz is being  experimented with. It is claimed that the- process vvill not only save the silver in the quartz  but the chemical properties as well.  The T-ia.st   Chance  mine   at Wardnor,   Idaho,  has   shut down.    The  St em winder will do likewise.    This   will   throw hundreds of miners out  .employment.  A. D. Westcy, of Minneapolis, has been  singing the praises of West Kooienay through  the press, since his visit to his Ainsworth properties.  With W. H.Fife as president, a company of  Tacoina capitalists has been organized to extract  gold from the sands of the Pacific Ocean.  The Pay Rock and O K claims have been sold  to A. Aelimers, E. S. Graham, and J. Z.Moore,  of Spokane. The claims are situate on Carpenter Creek and are rated by the purchasers as  high grade properties.  The Anaconda and St. Lawrence mines 700  men aie now employed, at the High Ore 370, at  the Green Mountain and Wake-up-Jim 210? and  at the Mountain Consolidated mine 4-20.  The silver statute " Justice," was successfully  cast at Chicago on Saturday. It will be placed  on exhibition in the park. Sixteen hundred  pounds of sterling silver was used in the casting.  E. H. Hendsch, of Kaslo, is credited with having made arrangements to prospect the entire  belt in the Lardeau and Duncan River countries. Good financial men are said to be behind  the scheme.  Walton Davidson, of London, sailed for Chinia  on the last Empress. He will investigate the  practicability of British Columbia's supplying  China lead for the manufacture of tea chests.  If the Chinese Government were to put Walter  B. M. Davidson's head in a tea chest and solder  it up, it would be no great, loss to British  Columbia.  NOTICE.  Mail to New Denver will leave Nelson  weekly on   Mondays. W. S. MURRAY, Contractor.  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.  . 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.  JK. APPLE WHAITE.  136-4 A. J. MARKS.  ^S^2  3I_^JMJ^^<JJL������*Sggl������B5PB������ig������������.M;Sfc3g������g3raBCTg^ in,irn:M,|  Jje.���������  The above Townsite is now placed on the  market. It is situated on the north end of Trout Lake,  in the famous Lardeau country," which is going to be  one of the richest mining regions in America. Numerous  rich claims have been found close to this townsite,  o  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. "J  3ie owners intend to expend  money on streets and other improvements in the spring.  The  trail  from  Lardeau  Citv,  on Arrow Lake, to  Kootenay Lake runs through this townsite.   For 30  days from date One Hundred Lots will be Sold for  9  For Further Particulars Apply to  At the Head Office, Nelson, B. C.  Or to HE THE MDTEE :  NELSON, B. 0.,  SATUEDAY,  MAEOH 25, 1893.  A SMELTEE FOE NOETHPOET  IS AMONG- THE THINGS WE MAT EXPECT TO  SEE IP WE LIVE LONG- ENOUGH.  The Pyritical SnaeHiiig Company of San Francisco  Comes to tlie Conclusion That a Smelter at North-  port will Pay���������Like the Railroad it also is Coming  "Before the Snow Flies,"  ,  A pyritical 'smelter, with a capacity for 300  tons and a guaranteed supply of 100 tons daily,  will be erected this summer at Northport.  The building is to be erected and the machinery put in, ready for use next winter. The plan  involves the building of the N.& F. S. railway's  first branch line, which is to be fifteen miles in  length, innning from Northport to the Le Roi  mine.  Negotiations have been pending for some  time, says the Spokane Chronicle, between Col.  I. N. Peyton and the Spokane men interested  in the Le Roi mine, and Capt. Bur bridge, the  representative of the Pyritical Smelting company of San Francisco.  The owners of the mine wished to secure the  location of a. smelter especially, adapted to the  handling of copper ore in t he vicinity of Spokane. The Pyritical company has recently  built a smelter at Baker City, Oregon. The  company required a guarantee of 100 tons  of ore per day, having an average value of not  less than $15 a ton above the cost of mining and  transportation.  The owners of I he Le Roi are able to furnish  the-required amount of ore but first require a  fixed charge on smelting from the company  before making the guarantee.  A member of the smelting company is on his  way to close the contract. The smelting company will endeavor to make some arrangement  with the owners of the Silver King to secure  a contract for the smelting of their ore.  They also expect to purchase considerable of  the Trail Creek product, and to use some galena  from the Slocan to mix with these ores,  Readers  of the  Miner  will   remember  that  Capt.   Burbridge   visited  West     Kootenay   in  the interests of the San Francisco company last    summer.      And   he  thought if  ihe  ore from this country could be profitably  worked on the other side of the line the smelter  would be located at Northport, if on this side at  Nelson. It appears now tha t the smell er will  be built on the American side. There is however no ground for supposing that any ore from  the Silver King will be treated there.  f  3-1  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and KcvclstoBtc,  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.*  No. 4 Houston ������& ink Building, Josephine Street.  ^XC  TI ATE  Address,   Nelson  or  Kaslo, JB. 0.  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Glasses of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   MANUFACTURERS   OB?   TMK  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines, Steam  Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such-as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet and ok v  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES AND  SINKING PUMPS  FOR MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANOOTJVEE, B, 0.  D.   CARTSVIEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E, W.  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer.  " THE      LONDON      MERCANTILE      ASSOCIATION,  LIMITED"   (FOREIGN).  Registered the 24th Day op February, 1893.  CERTIFICATE   OF   REGISTRATION.  '"THIS 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 cash  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.  (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, to 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-trade, and good will of  any person, firm or company.  (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 live hundred shares of  one hundred pounds each.  The place of business of the said Company is located at  Nelson, Province of British Columbia.  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.s.J "        ; C. J. LEGGATT,  * Registrar of Joint Stock Com/<antes.  NOTICE.  TsJOTICE is hereby given that the Mine Li 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 all accounts due to the  Miner for advertising and job printing prior to March 1,  1893, are payable to Mess us. 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.  (   DAVID  B.   BOGLE,  (Signed)      \    E. PERCY WHALLEY,  V   ROBT. A. REN WICK  Mngr Miner Co.  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.  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. 42032, 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 certificate of improvements.  WILLIAM H. SMITH.  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, WillianioT. 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-S  NOTICE.  QUEEN BESS MINERAL CLAIM.  To all whom it may concern: Take notice that I, J. H.  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. 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. II. MORAX, Now Denver.  Dated this 28th day of January, 1393. 137-8.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the undersigned have deposited with the Minister of Public Works at Ottawa a  pla:: and description of the site of the wharf proposed to  oe constructed bv them upon the front or foreshore at  ���������mean high water, of lots 20, 22, 23, M, bh-ck 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, ;'rovinoc of British Columbia, being a distance of 2.400 feet, and that a duplicate  of such plan and description has also been filed in the  office of the Registrar General of Titles at Victoria, and  that the same persons have applied to the Governor-ih-  Council for approval thereof, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 92, Sections 5 and 6, Revised Statutes of  Canada. It. J. B15ALU]Y.  JOHN HlRriOH.  HORACE W. i.UCKK.-  Dated at Kaslo, this 12th day of January, 1893. sill  >i;  10  f ������  f   -'  i 5  [I  ;    ������  n  i,  i *  *i  it  AS  H  f  $'  ������'r  H  ICS  i  IIV"  |M  te  ������-?  te-  p  s,  fix  &  8  IP  14  i-  ���������i:  ll  THE JHHEE : ������������������ KgLBOT,  B. 0.,  SATUEDAY,  MABOH 25, 1893.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hfl^eTitoTlSera' Supplies a Snpri���������itv  T,e Stock * M ana complete f "T.^j^j ^ it to ^^^ , ^ ^^  ^^  7  Telephone 27.  Vernon Street, NELS  DAY IE DAY OFT, IN NELSON  THE ..TOWN HIST0EIAK DISCLOSES HT8 EEO-  OED OP THE WEEK'S HAPPEHHSTOa.  Tliose Wlio Kcndci-eel Themselves Famous toy Travel  Have Their Movements Recorded so TJiat the  Curious May Get an Insight Into What is ������;<>������>���������>���������  on Around Them Every Bay. "  Neis���������t^ ;trd to bis stamping *ro������nd in  of^e p^lc ^terd^!"ed f������r thP ���������^a-  .Afcf contingent of way-farers came  down  to Nelson from Kaslo on Monday.  Two   men  came in over the route of the N. &  beinshoWly!     7* ^ ***  * lai*������ P^ty will  R.   Yuill  came  down   again  from   the Silver  King  on   Tuesday.    The   temperature on   Toad  Mountain tell on Monday night to three degrees"  above zero.  k ? w-? Wa? ������ut ?f  beet:for a while this week  but Wilson & Perdue's cache on Toad Mountain  relieved the destitution.   The load they, brought  down was  all  sold within an hour or two of its  arrival in town. ������������������-;������������������  o-P^,e^ay^ t!?in bri������l^ht -in seventeen passengers, ten of whom wen t onto Kaslo next morn-  ing, including one lady.      Among the returning  &9ZJ(^n^ld7 MiIIs' of the ViGto^  notei, ana br. (J. Buchanan.  .    Nelson is being fitted up, painted, and gener-  wfnrSUt   m  5>^er.;   Why isTt that the citizen^  down^    Who  tore  them   down, and who  is  to  put them up?   Its position at present is a source  of danger to travellers. ������ e  A. D. Coplen is back in West Kootenay again  after spending an agreeable winter on the out-  fn%1 17e lseuo,,?.h ground still unprospected  Ihm w ������?CaT1 for nim, and he t binks there are  stiil Freddie Lees to be found there.  George W.Taylor, an architect lately from  lairhaven, and formerly of Vancouver, has  come to locate at Nelson.   He expects a demand  f hL o    erectlon ������f/X 8'<>od class of buildings here  this summer, and he will not be dissapoiuted.  To David Bremner and T. G. Proctor  belongs  f^���������^1^ ?ri"ginK the first boat of the seascfn  from  Kaslo  to  Nelson.     They rowed -in   open  Et^i? ^S* J^V" craft/ver the ice. Th^y  FARWELL LOSES REVELSTOKE  THE SXOEEQUEK 00UET OF CANADA HAS  HAS JDEOIEED AGABIST HIM.  Thw Places tUc Provincial Government in nn 4wJt-  warrt B'ositaon-Sf, May N,>w he Asked !>y Harwell  to Make Oood tlie Worthie.ss ������rant-lf this is ������one  m the House Interesting- Timcs May he Expected.  4wn ^ W?}   P������UndS ������f Whlsky Wht to tht  town oi Watson  Tvi^01^1158' U," S- Customs collector, took in-  Nelson  this   week.    He says there is a tremendous quantity of freight at Northport await hag  shipment into the District,    When the N.&!������  ^h,-fSJ,??DVl? ifc-������ the  bound^y his office, will be  snirtect to the line.  n Nelson   may   expect  a visit  shortly from the  roilowing  celebrities :   W. .F. ; Salsbui^y.    h������ai  treasurer, of   the   G.   P.   R.,   Pacific   d vision  ������^74 Hendry,., of the  Kaslo  Land  Gornpany, Mr.  Wulffson,   private  banker,  Mr.  rf h'^ la5e C1<fT S^inee^ 'r- *'. Warren and  i������. H. Mackay, all of Vancouver.  w5l7* wM KrtiD' ^f ^aslo, was in town this  ���������m ������������������������������������' ,?������ :-brought down some $20 worth of  gold which two men had washed out while  prospecting for placer, gold in the Duncan eoun-  fJZV ft gr6a^r? ?its immediately circulated  ^ ^e, %?}d te4r been^fbund in Kaslo creek,  and that the whole of Kaslo was staked off in  placer claims. There are some very in'o-eniotis  romancers in town, but when thev do ^t hold  ot some promising prospect or good propertv  themselves they may fin/it difficult to get^n^  one to put any confidence in their assertions.  The Exchequer Court of Canada, a few days  ago, decided the case of Farwell against the  Dominion Government, in relation to the town-  site of Revelstoke, which has been in litigation  for seven years.  Such is the reportcwhich G. O. Buchanan has  from Victoria, where it is common talk. The  decision was in favor of the Government, and  the effect of it will be the re ujoval of Far well's  title from the Provincial Registry. The persons  who purchased from Farwell will not be put to  any inconvenience, other than the changing of  the regist ration. Those who purchased from  the Dominion Government may now have their  deeds registered in Victoria.  The only appeal is now to the Privy Council  of Great Biitain, and it is probable that the  Provincial government will either have to carry  the case -there, or else compensate Far well for  the loss of its grant.  If the latter plan is adopted and  the  Opposi-*  tion members get a chance to talk on the subject  the liveliest kind of a time may be expected.  -!  on 0. PTSw^^t^4.iP^^^^ ^��������� *-  Agents, Nelson, B. 0.  7-77-1  ���������i   -    ^ . 1


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