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The Miner Jun 3, 1893

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 -������������������Tlie ..'Miiies in';.'.  j&'ooie nay aire Aiaioaag  ��������� ���������the SiiclaesS in,  'America.  ITOMBEE 152/  KELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE 3, 1893.  ,   T3ie ������res art  KijfBi-Graflc infold,  'Silver,. Doppcr,'  "  rami iic'rwi.'���������*.'"���������"���������  $4 A YEAE  OUR MINERAL DEVELOPMENT  THE    LOttDQff    CHAMBEE   OF.  OOMMEEOE  LISTED TO fflTEEESTING FACTS.  Messrs..11. J. Cannon and   CTavc >2alflips = Wolley, of  ���������.';���������'Nelson, "Address   tlae    Meeting-   on tbc :..General'  Features"'of tne Kootenay, Camps and  Oac Ojpi������������r-"  t.niiitiest'orrSteisiiianerative "Mining- Investments...  took  the  chair,  small,     included  Phillips-Wolley,  (Canadian Gazette, London,  Eng.)  At a  meeting  of  the   Mining Section of the  London   Chamber   of   domrne.rc.e-. at   Botolph  "House, Eastcheap, on Monday, May 8th, Mr. H.  ���������J. Cannon, of Nelson, British'Columbia, read a  paper., on   the mineral development of the Province of British Colum bia.     In the unavoidable  absence  of Lord  Thurlow Mr.   Charles Clarke  The attendance, which "was  Mr. Rankin Dawson, Mr.  of spo 'rti n g fa in e, o w her an d  editor of the Kootenay'Minsk,, and Mr. Bick-  more, of the office of the British Columbia  Agent-General. The chairman read a letter  from ���������Mr. H. C. Beeton, Agent-General of  .British Columbia, regretting his absence.  Mr. Cannon, in the course of his paper, said���������.  -they were dealing- with a country thrice the  size of Great Britain and Ireland, which, not  only for richness, but for diversity of minerals,  would, when developed, prove unequalled by  any country in the world. There were no  mines in British Columbia, however ; they had  not come to that stage yet ; and he was glad  of, it, for otherwise the cream would be off the  milk. He made that statement because tunnels, shafts and addits had apparently become  a sine qua non of a profitable mining investment to the British mind. They had heard a  good deal in British Columbia about British  energy and enterprise, but they saw very little  -of it when they came over here with their min  ing  enterprises,     He   wished   to  disabuse  the  public mind of the idea that in western   mining  camps  the  men went about with a gun in each  pocket and a knife in each boot.     Not one man  in a  hundred  carried   anything   but a knife to  Cut  his   tobacco   with.     That   was   one  of .the  ��������� 'benefit?   nf British  rule.    Enormous  yields of  mineral   had   been   token   out  of  the province,  but far greater returns could   be  obtained, provided always that undertakings   were run upon  American   lines and   not upon the English system.    In  addition   to  giving  them  a' wealthy  country  a   bountiful    Providence   had   placed  them alongside the most energetic, enterprising  and  speculative  race  the world had ever seen.  With the people of  the United States, so far as  he  could  see,   rested   the  salvation of British  Columbia,   for Her Majesty's  subjects   in   the  Province  had t> learned   that   the    energy   and  enterprise of British capitalists was confined to  the  beaten   track, and they must look to a foreign  race   to   develop  their  minerals.     Yet he  doubted whether a better field could  be  found  for the  investment of British  capital���������a field  which was new,   and  where large profits could  be made in other businesses besides mining, and  could   be  obtained  with less risk than it would  take  in England to earn a 5 per cent, dividend.  The country was easily accessible,   and all it required   was    men    and    money,     particularly  money.   The difficultv of getting British capital  into the country was not because of any   disbelief in   the  mineral resources, bvt the impossibility   of   producing   properties   from   a   new  country  which  came  within   the range of  the  promoter's art.    A comparison between English  and American methods would explain the diffi  culty. In the United States ihere was a public  which mined intelligently and as a scientific  business ; in England, as far as he was aware,  that class did not exist. When the English  investor put his money in mining stock, dicl he  go in for mining orgambling? The assurance  that mining ventures in thePiovince had paid  30,50 and 100 per cent, was of no avail. A great  many of his mining ventures did not pay ;  therefore, said the British investor, mining  could not pay. But mining paid the United  States capitalist ; why not, then, the ;English  capitalist ?   Because of the latter's system."  Mr.   Phillips-Wolley, on behalf of the Agent-  General  of British  Columbia, moved a vote of  thanks to Mr. Cannon.    He  (Mr.   Wolley)  had  recent knowledge   of   the   Province,   and,   as  owner and editor of the, principal mining paper  there,  was able  to  share  Mr. Cannon'Ss desire  that English capital should be introduced.    Mr.  Cannon   had said that United States capitalists  were reapinS a rich harvest.      That was so;' but  they  were not  taking the whole of it.    There  were many Englishmen in the country,  and he  could  instance    several   comparatively   young  Englishmen who had made considerable money  there.    He himself went  up  into  the   mining  Country last year to see what he could.    He did  not go  in  a  high hat and as a prospector, for  then he would have found out nothing.    He put  on  a flannel  snirt and lived with the miners,  and from  these   men, who had been thirty-five  years  mining,   he  learned'that they had never  seen  such  fine surface  showing nor ore that  was  richer in   minerals than that of the Kootenay country.      These men were experts of the  particular class of mining that ought to be done  in the Kootenay district.    They had come from  Montana.���������indeed   the  ceuntry was being filled  with them���������and they gave  evidence  of their  faith   by working in the winter in the mines of  Montana, so that they might come to Kootenay  with their wages.   The bankers and the railway  men had already realized the importance of the.  country.    Kootenay  had suffered in   the past  from   being unable to   make an output.    That  was because they had no roads and no railways.  In 1889 it cost $33 per ton to send minerals from  the   mines  in   the district, yet mines having to  bear this cost for smelting had been able to pay  handsome dividends. Now thev had their roads.  Railways were in sight, and smelters were being-  built on the spot, and now was the time to bring  English capital into the Province,  "to move a vote of thanks to Mr. Cannon.  Mr. Bickmore seconded the motion. He  would like to remind them that a full representative mineral exhibit was on its way from  British Columbia and would shortly be found  at the Imperial Institute.. The minerals had  been thoroughly analyzed, and reliable information could be obtained at the Agent-General's  office.  The resolution was carried unanimously, and  Mr. Cannon having replied, the Section proceed to other business.  He begged  KASLO  The idea of having a Presbyterian church at  Nelson has passed the condition of mere "talk"  and is now beginning to send forth a ray of the  light of assured fact. Rev. Mr. Martin, the  Presbyterian minister here, is authority for the  statement that the committee in charge of the  work have the necessary funds already in hand  to begin the work, and that they will advertise  for tenders some time next week.  The-building will be located on Fourth street,  close to Avenue A. A glance at the plans show  a building 32x50 feet." The design, which is  early Gothic, will be wrought out in frame.  The roof is open Gothic, constructed with cross  ties and hammer beams. A tower and spire  will rise from the north-west corner.  The record office and jail will be completed  some time during the month. The dimensions  are 34x36 feet, and the building will be divided  into a recording office, a police office and five  cells.  IEWS  FEOM THE   DISTEI0T  A EIGH  STEIKE   0E"  EIGHT  MILE   CEEEK  ��������� 1NTEAR DUNCAN 0IYT  Fraiilv Me������a& ire, Calces :i Lnclcy Stalte���������Trail;l������ull<1i������g  ,    BSeiiag Actively Carried <SJ]>i���������i?iis������cll;4������������t>8is Hems  ;.'������a������,he,re������l   hy   the "XWresjpoaideiit.s   off the Miner  in the ILootemiy SMstvaet.  Prank McGuire recently found float in the  bed of Eight Mile Creek where it. joins the Dun-  can, and following up the '.Indications struck  the ledge about 1$ miles from the river. The  width of the mineral-bearing rock is from 3 to  10 feet. Croppings the entire length of 1,500  feet of one lead and 800 feet oil another are  found. " It is the biggest and finest prospect I  ever saw," said Mr. McGuire. The ledge lies at  an altitude of 3,500 feet above the sea level, and  is well placed for ore shipment. This is the  first strike of the season of 1893. Its importance  cannot be as yet fully appreciated. It is only  the beginning of a series of astonishing finds.  There are about three hundred prospectors  waiting at Duncan City and the Log .lam until  the snow lea,ves the higher levels. .All believe  that the months of JuTy, August and September will eclipse in wonderful discoveries anything yet found in the Kootenay district. Gold  and silver ledges are known to exist, and when  these are thoroughly explorrd we may look for  " The days of old,  " The days of gold,  "The clavs of "49."  Mr.   McGuire  is  an   old  miner,   lately  from  Libby Creek.   He has mined in Montana, Idaho  and California, and is thoroughly reliable.    The  ore speaks for itself.  DtJNOANAND AEGfEMA  McKenzie's road party passed up the trail to  put a bridge over Grizziy Creek and commence  the construct ion of a wagon road.  The trail is in good shape, and Al. Piper's  pack train comes through in four hours from  Argenta to Duncan.  Sweeirey, with another-party of twelve men,  came up a day ahead of McKenzie's gang. They  have already cut out and graded five miles  beyond Duncan towards Healey creek. This is  the sunny side of the Lardo valley, and the best  ground for trail building. The distance from  Duncan Citj^ to the Lardo stream is only lrJ;  miles and the fiat and pass from the Upper  Kootenay Lake through to the Lardo is only 90  feet above lake level.  The distance from Argenta to Healey Creek  by this^route is 25 miles.  The distance to Trail Creek will be shortened  five to six miles, with much better trail and  grades than the old government trail.  Miners are rushing to the new find on Eight  Mile Creek. There is much excitement at Duncan City. The ore that Frank McGuire is showing around looks very much like the Blue Bird  or Washington ores in the Slocan. McGuire  reports a strong lead. Perry's survey party disbanded, cook and all, except the Blandys and  Albert Wylde, and lit out for the new Eldorado.  There will be a go-as-you-please rush when the  news reaches Kaslo and Nelson.  NEW  DEETEE  Visitors to New Denver are compelled to  wonder why it was that that admirably situated  town stood still while a; place like Kaslo was  being built up on the strength of alleged advantages that really belonged  to  New Denver.  ^  ^*:  ttiftt ��������� ���������!��������������������������� M'-'l..'���������' ��������� .��������������������������������� ���������" '.i:.'.i  '*������^u-\������\l  lM}^^\^^^i^^^^^i^\ tiiF**FW?93'J*^&'^$*^&&C&^W^m������^J&^  -TI .-���������' fl*.li-"!l"-;WVVtt:'- "IB1 JS.-'l%i.Jni  l|.-.^. -.1 ��������� t%y   '.-v ... ".. HL J '.',.,.���������   f  &&^,-?%Mtt:&hi^,$?&^^ THE MINEE:  NELSON, B, 0.,  SATUEDAY, JUNE 3, 1893.  Of course; everybody does not know that the  greater part of the townsite has been practically tied up by the legal dispute in which the  rightful ownership of the townsite was involved. This is settled. Before twelve months  has marked the further progress of the Kootenay country New Denver will be one of the  leading towns in the district. These much-  needed improvements will be accomplished in  the Gateway of the Slocan country :���������rA wagon  road to Nakusp, 20 miles ; a wagon road to  Three Porks, 5 miles ; a regular and efficient  mail service, and some sort of telegraph or  telephone connection with the outside world.  Heretofore the place has been practically cut  off from, the outside world, but the new arrivals  will join heartily with the pioneers in a strong  combination of energy, agitation and tall  hustling.  .Postoffice Inspector Fletcher is, authority for  the statement that a weekly mail service^'wili  be established from Nakusp as soon as the trail,  is prepared.  EEVELST0KE.  The dining car which has run into Revelstoke  left to-night and will be thrown off near Vancouver. Its western terminus will be about 50  miles from Vancouver. The change was made  on account of the new time table which comes  into force on June 1.  After the departure of W. C. VanHorne down  the river on Tuesday Superintendent Marpole  stated that work would be commenced immediately on clearing a town, site at the upper  town.,        ;'���������  "''.. ' '"  ���������'  A gang of men have been set at work digging  a ditch to drain the land hear the water tank.  Among the improvements contemplated in  connection with the townsite is a graded road  from the Union hotel to the freight shed and  saw mill. A small appropriation is expected  from the Government to help in constructing  the road. <  W. E. Losee and J. M. Douglas, both well-  known in Victoria, left for Big Bend on Saturday morning with three pack horses heavily  laden. While here they were very guarded in  what they said, and it is supposed they are in  possession of valuable information.  SAYWAED.  The clearing of the townsite is facilitated by  the cutting of cordwood, for which a large  order has been received from the steamboat  company. J. F. Kitchie, D.L.S., of Kirk &  Ritchie, Nelson, is now on the ground and will  complete the laying out of thirty blocks.  Messrs. Hull & Leeson hace completed their  corral at Sayward for the purposes of their  meat contract with the. railroad contractor.  Pat Welch and Mr. Stewart made the journey  on foot along the right of way from Nelson to  Sayward. They report ten feet of snow on the  summit near Cottonwood Lake. If this railroad  is to be completed by the time stipulated, the  end of September, some vigorous action will  have to be taken. No cross-sectioning has yet  been begun three miles from Sayward, and the  applications for stable work are" not as numerous as was anticipated. Some considerable  portions of the work will have to be sub-let.  Time check scalpers will have no show at  Sayward. The men will be able to get their  checks cashed by the most respectable parties  in town.  Mr. Samuel Woods appointment here as constable is a satisfaction to everybody. The prohibition of saloons at Sayward and the lestric-  tion of licenses to well-conducted hotels only  will tend to maintain order and repress lawlessness. There are five hundred men now in camp  here and everything is business like and peaceable.  LAEDO  Improvements on the townsite of Lardo are  progressing. The wharf is now completed and  the townsite cleared. The foundation of the  sawmill is laid, and as soon as the machinery  arrives it will have all the work it can do to  supply the building requirements of the district.  Among the new buildings at Lardo are Richardson & Bealey's office, "J. Sucksmith's house,  and a bath house and laundry. Morice &  Lefergy will start on their large store jus't��������� as  soon as the lumber can be procured.  It is very difficult to form any correct idea at  present of where the most important points in  the Lardo country are located. The country as  a whole is rich in mineral. Mining men express  themselves as delighted with what they can see  of it so far. It is attracting great attention  this year, and'in", point of accessibility is marked  out as the next district after the Slocan to be  opened up. It is therefore a good country to  get into .on the ground floor.  The C. & K..S. N. Co. realise the importance  '..which' the Lardo country bears to their policy  of centralizing the trade of West Kootenay  around the Kootenay Lake. As soon as the  steamer Spokane is made a British bottom she  will trade regularly with Lardo. This will be  no small boon, not only to the men who.are in  the Lardo country, but to the merchants of the  Kootenay Lake. Too much cannot be "said for  the courtesy and accommodating spirit of the  steamboat now running to the head of the lake.  A weekly paper will shortly be^published'at  Lardo, the first number to be printed in "Kaslo.  THEEE  FOEKS.  M., Grady and his partners have struck it  richer than ever.  Jap King located a claim above the Grady's  group, which is said to be a big thing.  Alex. Ross has been working on his Richmond and Eureka. These claims are on the  Slocan���������Star lead and look first rate.  Three Forks hotel is nearly finished and -will'  be ready for occupation in a few days.  A correspondent reports a whiskey famine in  the mountain district.  C. Bpwen, the Three Forks restaurant chef,  has returned from Nelson, whither he has been  laying in a supply of good things.  "Little Sammy " and his partners are quite  jubilant over their Cumberland strike���������eighteen  inches of the very best ore showing in a 90-foot  tunnel. There is consequent chagrin on the  faces of some capitalists who had an option on  the Cumberland at $22,000.  E. R. Hamilton is representing the Scott property on the Freddie Lee hill.  Travellers pass here every day, bound anyway from Kaslo.  E. C. Carpenter, proprietor of the Three Forks  hotel, went to Nelson.  Carpenter Creek is rising fast. The Government bridges will certainly be carried away  unless they are raised. A stitch in time saves  nine, Mr. Gold Commissioner.  Several wan, pale-faced men are about Three  Forks. They are wild cat locators whose occupation is gone.  Double  Dressed,  Single   Dressed,  SHIPLAP,  CEILING,  LATHS,  RUSTIC,  FLOORING,  SHINGLES,  ALL DIMENSIONS  OF  ROUGH     LUMBER.  Having bought the stock of the  Davies-Sayward Sawmill Co'y. I  am prepared to furnish builders  with Lumber of the above lines.  SPECIAL   RATES   TO  BUILDING   CONTRACTORS  9  Corner Lake and Ward Sts.,   Nelson, B.C.  (Notary Public.)  Mining and Eeal Estate  BROKER,  . ..    ��������� ��������� i . ���������   o ���������  .- ��������� ���������   .'      ���������., .   - '  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association, the Phcenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  ffo.   1,  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   NELSON,  B.0.  Lots for Sale in  H  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 & Hichards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  Furniture and  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Revelstoke,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston <& Ink JSuiltfing, .Josephine Street.  NELSON  Livery & ^  WILSON & WILL  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  6V8ENSNG    ENGINEER    AND  3STE3I-.SOXT,      IB. C_  Office ;   Victoria Street. vrm^msssKsasrsissssBssxaxetSi  mxoBSEu^^iBSsuBtaiia^aite^^sMj^ wt-xX.tr j\*L.m-+.,  m*+*-    HA*' ���������  ������*^*iao������:*-������*i--������*1'rfi������JSJi*������������--,Vr  THE MISTER :  NELSON,  B. 0.,  SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1893.  LOCATED   ON   THE    GOLUJWB  NORTH   OF   THE    P  AT   BEAVER   GREEK,  E   RiVER,   THE   PROP  OUT   TWO  RTY   OF   THE  1Ln&^J  8S   THE   TOWNSITE   OF  J^^5  ^^^^^^^^I^M^M^^^M  fe^^&fe^&^^i^^V^S^^i^^  g^Pgp^^^I^^^^t  A Typical Site for a large City, being level bench land, perfectly adapted for Building Purposes,  and is the SELECTED junction of the Eiver and Railway Transportation.'  is the only natural location for a Centre of Supply for the great Placer and  Hydraulic Mines of the Tend d'Oreille and Salmon Rivers, and the Gold and  Silver Mines of Trail Greek.  is the Construction Headquarters of the Kelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,  and will always be* a splendid location for supply warehouses.  PEICES : $150 for Corners ; $100 for Inside Lots  TERMS : One-third Cash, one-third in 2 months,  one-third in 4 months, with interest at  8 per cent, on deferred payments.  PURCHASERS   CAN   APPLY  At NELSON, to HAROLD SELOUS  At SAYWARD, to W. M. NEWTON  At NANAIMO, to MARCUS WOLFE  At KASLO, to J. L. RETAI.LACK:  At VICTORIA, Boom No. 7, Board of Trade building  JOSHUA    DA VIES,   Manager.  A  Handsome fi*aisBi>!ilei!u,  In " Routes to Chicago and the World's  Fair" there comes to hand one of the hand-  somes pamphlets on that subject that one could  well wish te see. It is issued with the compliments of Fraser & Chalmers, Chicago, whose  reputation as manufacturers of power and  mining machinery and a wide range of metallurgical appliances is too well known to need  comment. A number of important, points and  famous bits of scenery east and ^v'est are made  the subjects of photo engravings "and half-tone  etchings.  Of this section the book says : " The young  but vigorous mining development of the Slocan  and Kootenay districts is lying broad the  foundations of"' nations yet to be.' "  TIae isteel on Hand.  The steel cantilever bridge over the Pend  d'Oreille river will be completed by the middle  of July. All the steel required in the construction is now on cars between Colville and North-  port, and tracklaying is being pushed f i om  Northport to the boundary, and will be up to  the bridge in two or three weeks at the outside,  probably sooner.  SQCAA WILL BUY A FIRST-CLASS DAILY  OvJUU Newspaper outfit, including1 power press,  engine and boiler, 5 h.p.; used in Victoria in publishing a  daily paper ; original cost, $7,500. Particulars at The  Miner Office.  LaBAU,    M. D.,  Physician" and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and 4,   Houston Block,  Nelson,  B.C.  Telephone  42.  Subscribe   for  A.   ROBERTS,  YE������T<������fltI.-l, B.���������.  Provincial    and   Dominion  Land Surveyor,  TROUT LAKE CITY, B.C.  W. M;' MACKINNON, 0. E.  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation, Water  Power,   Bridges  Structural Iron Work, Etc,  Oftiec  corner Homer and Cordova sts., lH'M-f  VANCOUVKI{, B. O.  e  ������1  lPJlf!������35  Subscription, <$/o per annum,  In  advance.  e weekly Tii}i.es5  Subscript/on, $2 per annum,  In advance.  Independent in Politics,  Fullest Telegraphic Reports,  Correspondents in every District.  Address���������  THE TIMES  PRINTING & PUBLISHING CO.,  VICTORIA, B.C.  WM. templeman, manager.  C     ~W~.    BUSK,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. IS., M. Can. Soc. C. K.  PROVINCIAL -:- LAND -:- SURVEYOR  BALFOUE,   IB_    0_  Telephone Connection.  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.    Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country/  I,HIE   FOIt   SALK  At Nelson  and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box J7, Nelson.  f������8S������tt������U<UH!Jci3VJ&������  ssis^ggiatasysi^ THE  MINEE::. HELSON.   B.  C:,  SATUEDAY,  JUNE 3,  1893.  ^ under Construction.  Buy befe rises in the  and Seat  of  H^s  ^^^t  Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in   NAKUSP% DAWSON and R ORSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C  Do you know that  Turner Bros.  Have Just Received  Rresh Violin String,  Rresh Banjo Strings,  Rinest Quality.  Autoharp,   Guitar, Banjo and   Violin  Strings and Rittings alzvays on hand.  NELSON -:- EXCHANi  ISMINQ   PROPERTIES  NEGOTIATED.  Address> Nelson  or Kaslo, B. C.  B  AUCTIONEERS  AND  CIGARS  We will sell by  FUBMC AUCTION by order of  Matn'-A. B. GRA Y& CO.  On tlie premises, corner of Wharf and Bastion  square, Victoria, on  THURSDAY, JUNE I5TH  AT 11 O'CLOCK. A.M.,  Their  Entire   Stocli  of  IiIQITOKS AND CVGAKS then  on hand.   At present the stock consists of  Large and full lines of Staple Case Liquors and Bulk  Liquors, comprising Scotch and Irish Whiskies, Ales  and Stout, Red Gin, Green Gin. Old Tom, Brandies,  Rum, Ports, Sherries, Champagnes, Clarets, Curaco,  Maraschino, Liqueurs, Bitters, Lime Juice, Lime  Juice Cordials, Tonic Water, Raspberry Vinegar,  American Bourbon, Flasks in Rye, Scotch, Irish and  and Brandy. Empty Flasks.  50,000 Assorted Domestic and Imported Cigars,  Also Store and Office Appointments, Safes, Large Scales,  Fixtures, etc.  PRIVATE SALES will be made at a slight advance  on cost of importation until June 9th.  Terms of Sale Casii, or approved notes on cash basis.  Purchasers will have the option of buying liquors " in  bond " or " duty paid." Bond storage on premises at  50 cents per ton per month.  JOSHUA   DA VIES,  Auctioneer.  Victoria, May loth, 1893. 151-3  BANK OF  RITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000  (With power to increase.)  $2,9S0,.000  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $1^000,000  REST,    ���������";.;���������      .        .        . 6,600,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,.:...."................. .President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, .Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, :....... General Manager  RESERVE FUN1>,  ������260,000      .    .        1,265,333  BKAISTCIIES =  Victoria, B.C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon;  New Westminster, B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington,:  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New YorK;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  Nelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  On T8nd after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits will be 3������ per cent, until further notice.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3������ per cent.  ������. W. RICHARDSON  Nelson, 15. ���������.  It. J. BEAIiEV  Knslo, B. ���������.  NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason  Contracts  taken  for work  at all   points   in  West Kootenay.  RICHARDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Mining Brokers.  NELSON, KASLO, AND LARDO.  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   MANUFACTURERS   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0 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 other  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES AND  SINKING  PUMPS FOR MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOTJVEB, B. 0.  D.   OARTSVfEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE,  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  ������.!l������V���������"K i\-i ,D." ii-i- ��������� ��������� T���������t ������������������  , 1'"w: :.��������� ���������-������������������������������������i-jj.fj-j .������������������������������������ ������������������ n.-  .-- a :>K'--.  jff-.  M .    ������ ... 4'  i..|r V-PII. ii^Kr^rnvFT"  . -i'V.>.-j'--.;'y,^-- tb w i".-. .v���������-.-j,,'i7-'.-iL it-,  I'll    -'*"-   ������ii."w.i"  ,,\li\;    - *! ;���������?_t>i.i*_*.  a:.j..^^t.jiZ.r?? v*u THE  MINEE:  NELSON.  B.  C:,  SATUEDAY;  JUNE 3,  1893.  Q  llllllllla  ii  M  1  m  t^$G^S3t?Sc^S3  ���������s;<  w  m  ri  I  jj^^n^^!^^!^^}  ^B^t^B^S'fc^i&^^&g^^i^^^  A  of the Townsite is bein  on  the  surveyed, and will   be  arket shortly.  Those   desiring   Lots   shou  municate with the Syndicate  the Townsite in hand.  com-  !^^  !^^S^!^^S3t^^S3l^^S3l^^S3l^SSfe3fevJ^E3  Address :  ger,  mamsmm  ,ti^^jaaiftiM!^^,w������08������^^  13  *$���������*���������* -'��������� ���������..  '"���������eJC" "��������� 5"  It''/.._.  r^'- ., -J:.  5STSEE THE MIFEK:  NELSON,  UC,   SATUEDAY, JUNE 3, 1893,  The! Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following ca^h-in-advance  rates: Three months ������1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of ������3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words<  each make an inch. ' All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  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.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not   given   $1 will be   charged.   Marriage  ������ announcements will be charged from ������1 to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in .good style at fair rates.   Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  .'��������� in stock.   . ���������>' ���������.  address The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON,     B.C.  ���������,'���������','���������'���������.���������        WHAT OTHERS THINK OF US.....  No  matter how   well satisfied   men  maybe  with the condition of  ciffairs in   the locality in  which  their interests  are centred it  is always  very comforting to  have  that faith strengthened  by unbiased   outside  opinion.      But few  intelligent people have to any extent examined  into   the resources   and general advantages of  this section   of  British Columbia without coining  to  the   conclusion   that here is  one of the  most promising fields  for remunerative investments to be found in North America.     Acting  on  this  belief .many, have put money into this  section   and have  beconfe   identified    with its  interests.      To such it is interesting to note the  many  favorable  notices  which this country  is  receiving from   outside sources.     In  a recent  edititorial on *the mining outlook, the Spokane  Review  concludes   by  saying :-���������'* Great, how-  " ever, as is the interest taken in this   industry  " in   the state   of Idaho,   still  greater is that  " taken   in   the  possibilities  of  the  rich West  " Kootenay   district to  the  north.    Not  only  *' is   the Kaslo-Slocan  region   attracting atten-  " tion, but thousands of  hardy fortune-hunters  " are already on the way to  the   remote Lardo  '��������� and Duncan river countries, and   this despite  "the fact  that  the  snow  is  yet many feet in  "depth  among those northern   mountains and  " that it will he weeks  before  any  rjrospecting  " can be done.    While it is. of course, too early  " to predict  with  certainty regarding the min-  " eral  deposits  of  the   new   country,   there   is  " reason to expect that they will prove to be all  " that  has  been claimed for   them   before the  ** summer is over.   Even without the the north-west  and    Britifh   Columbia   will   this   year  " witness such development in this industry as  '* will  dwarf  by comparison the achievements  " of any past season in the history of the com-  " pany."  This coming from a well-known and representative Western paper cannot fail to carry  great weight with those who are considering  the advisability of becoming to some extent  at.  least interested in this section.  While most of the American papers are fully  alive to the importance of this region, Eastern  Canada is also beginning to wake up to a realizing sense of the nature and extent of the  mineral intarests of British Columbia.  The following from the Canadian Engineer is  apt and to the point :���������" The people of the East  " are aware of the unusual activity in silver  " mining in British Columbia. The most strik-  " ing phase of the question is the fact that  *fc American smelters are beginning to look to  " Canadian mines for the necessary fluxing ores  '" hitherto provided by the home  and  Mexican  .'��������� mines.      There   are   two    reasons   for   this.  " Owing to the low  price  of silver  so many of  " the   American ���������inclines  have closed down that  "the home supply of fluxing ore is likely to be  " wholly ���������inadequate:   The second reason  is the  "fact that the ores of Kootenay are very much  "better for fluxing thaii are those of the United  "States.      This  state  of affairs   may  lead  to  "results   that   will   astonish  those  who  have  "given no thought to this  important subject.  "That  Canada   may   be  the  silver  producing  "country, par  excellence,   on   this   continent,  "is within the range of possibilities.      Suppose  " silver to remain at the present low figures or  " go even lower, what would be  the   inevitable  " result ?     Our ores would become an absolute  "necessity  to  the   running   of   the   immense  "smelting plants across the lines.     It has been  "demonstrated    that   the    ores    of    the    rich  "Kootenay mines will pay at prices  for  silver  "far lower  than it  seems possible for it to go.  "This  is true  even though the Kootenay ores  "pay  no  less* than   $30  a  ton   dui������y   on   lead  " exported  to  the  United  States.      Once  the  "American   smelters  become  dependent  upon  "Kootenay for  the: bulk  of flux ing t ores, we  " have only to remember who now occupies the  Presidential chair to-day to readily anticipate  "the removal of that duty  (which removal has '  "been   cla noreJL  for already   by   the   smelter  "interest,   for  two   or  three  years  past,  and  " almost  expected   even   under  the   Harrison  " administration*)     With the added advantage  "of  thirty   dollars a ton���������itself a  magnificent  " profit���������Kootenay would have   a   most   extra-  " ordinary boom."  a  THE    PRESENT   MINING   LAWS.  It is a well-known fact that it is far easier to  find fault and point out errors in existing regulations than it is to originate means whereby  satisfactory remedies may be arrived at.  While this is undoubtedly true, still there  sometimes come up In legislation for special  ends errors so marked that those who are compelled to submit to their administration cannot  refrain from a protest, even though they may  feel themselves unable to suggest at the time  any very improved measures.  In a country or region like this, where the  general improvement and prosperity .depend  upon a certain industry the result is naturaUy a  concentration of thought upon the ivaiious  phases of that industry, and especially upon  such legislation as may effect what' are generally conceded to be its vital interests.  This is above all a mineral country, and ruining must necessarily be its main industry. One  of the most pertinent questions which can arise  then becomes : Are our mining laws so framed  as to cover in a satisfactory and equitable manner ^the circumstances .which they are enacted  to govern ?  The reply from those who have given any  thought whatever to the situation is unhesitatingly  " No."  The questions, Wherein are they wrong ?  and How could they be improved ? are not so  easily answered, but a few points may be here  touched   upon.  In the Unitad States a partner who refuses or  neglects to do or pay for his share of the assessment work upon a claim may be duly advertised and sold out to satisfy the just debt  against the property caused by the necessary  work.  On this side the reluctant partner can throw  all this burden upon the shoulders of another,  who, not. wishing to see  the claim lapse, keeps  up at his own expense the assessment work  until such time as a discovery of something valuable is made, then the other party who has  spent no money and taken no risk can step in  and ask for and get his share of the find.  Why not adopt the American plan and advertise and sell out such a man ?  The finding of a suiface indication of mineral  is much like finding the end of a concealed ball  of twine. The end must be followed in order  to arrive at that which alone can make the  original discovery valuable. The present  method enables another to come along, snip off  the end and 'claim the bail. If there is any  right of proprietorship gained by the discovery  of surface indications of a vein, those rights  should extend to any depth or direction so long  as it can be clearly shown that only the original  discovery is being followed up.  The  old  law  permitting the following of the  " dips, spurs, angles,"  etc.,   was based upon an  appreciation of this fact, and it is preferable to  tthr> new idea of " stopping at the.  boundary."  The present size of a.mineral--claim, 1500x1500  feet is too large for practical purposes, ihe old:  size, 600x1500 feet, being much better. It only  needs a few days spent on the rough .mountain,  side, climbing over bushes and fallen timber, in  search of stakes, to convince one of this.  ���������Stakes should be set and blazed or slashed  between until there could be no such thing as  locating over another claim, as may be done  now and is done a dozen times over* the quarter  sections known as claims where a stake is lost  forever. '  The placer claims in this section are too small.  In the old Cariboo days of an ounce to the pan,  100x100 feet was sufficient for a man to represent, but here the yield is much smaller, and a  larger claim has to be staked to make it possible  to.pay to work it over.  Say one man owns five hundred feet along  some creek bed which he and another might  work to advantage and take wages from.  There are not wages for the five men now  necessary to hold the ground ; 100x300 feet  would be a better placer claim for this region.  And so one might go down quite a list, but  the above are some importants points to be considered. '  Premier Davie, who is now in our midst, will  no doubt be glad to hear any amount of discussion on this and kindred points. Get on your  thinking cap and be prepared to ask him a few  questions.           Experiments are being made in California  just now on a new phase of placer mining.  The bed of the Sacramento river for some miles  up stream from Reading is being dredged and  good pay is found in the gravel taken up by the  scoop. All tne water courses in this vicinity  were worked years ago for placer gold and the  disturbance this created has probably added  much to the stock of dust already contained in  the river bed.  A  NEWSPAPER      ANT)   Job Plant that originally  cost $1,800, and which is now  ������xt*.=������,       a***    a^n-a-      on view in Victoria,  will be  JOB      PLANT      sold for $1250, on easy terms  ww of   payment.     A   small   ex  penditure would enable the  purchaser to fit out a neat  little weekly newspaper office  with job plant.  This is a splendid opportunity for a good printer with  small means. The plant consists of Colt's Armory press,  10x15 bed, with throw-off', patent ink disc, ink fountain,  and steam attachments, and having cost laid down in  Victoria S410. One small Gordon press. One 24-mch Sanborn paper cutter, 100 fonts job type, brevier body type,  six fonts wood type, four imposing- stones, cases, stands,  cabinets, chairs, galleys, etc. .  Will be sold en bloc on easy terms, or any single article  for cash.   For further particulars apply to or address  Alf. W. Wood, The Miner Office, Nelson, B.C.  S^BBgKtBtaiMgjatiailSiSMiaM  ������B3i������BSaM������������]BU^^  gt^mSra5!3SBS^Bi^SS^^BTiTu^BTBH58iCS TEE  MINEE:  KELSON.  B.   &,  SATUEDAY, JIIIE,:3,; 1893.  THE PRESENT MINING LAWS  HISTOEY OF THEIE POEMATION AND SOME  SEASONS FOE THEIE PEESENT DEFECTS  A Correspondent ��������������������������� of" The Miner , Gives His Views on  the .Present Situation'- and the Causes Which  Slave Xed to a Very  Unsatisfactory Set of Mining  Regciiatioiis.  Editor The Miner:      "���������'       ,'       , r:   .  Sir,���������West Kootenay may he said to he a district of one industry���������that of quartz mining���������  which is uo��������� very largely developed as yet, or  much understood in this country. This, probably, is in some degree, the reason why the  Mineral law is.not satisfactory.  Yet  the  situation   is,, so far as I can judge,  ��������� simple..'     .���������������������������*. .        ��������� .';:'  It is admitted that the attempt in 1891 to  make a separate Mineral Act was a failure.  There was no lawyer on the commission, and  the members did not, and perhaps at that date  could not veiy well be expected to understand  the subject.  To repeal that Act. wholly, as soon as possible  Was the only desirable course. Circumstances,  including a change of government, operated,  however, to prevent this being done. The case  was i partly met by the amendments of 1S92,  which removed some of the worst defects.  'Unfortunately, thrust in among these amendments, without any demand from the mining  community, was an important new provision  -.respecting'-the locating and the size of claims.  The amendments "proper "in 1892, good as far  as they went, did not go far enough. The questions to the use of the new-fangled "certificates  of improvement," and the redtape .procedure in  o-etting them���������as to forfeiture of interest from  non-possession of a license, as to the prevention  of deadlock when one or two equal holders will  do nothing, as to the protection of the minority  interest against the injustice or ^undue harshness of the major interest, and the protection  of the latter interest against the incapacity or  recalcitrancy of the minor interest, as to the  meaning of the partnership provisions, and  whether miners, recording a claim jointly, not  located as a partnership, are co-holders or partners���������these and other practical questions of  great importance were, from want of time or  information, left over in . the necessary 1892  amendments, to be dealt with on a future occasion, vTiich presented itself dining the last  session, 1893.  What was done then, as to these " left over "  desired amendments ?  The answer is that they were still left over,  with the exception of the regulation of the  methods of obtaining certificates of improvements and grants which, I think, is now in  woikable shape. But here comes a. curious  master, which illustrates the inveterate habit of  our legislature in the introduction of large  changes of policy into simple amendatory Acts,  without any expressed wish or demand of the  miners. I refer to the reservation in the 1893  Amendment Act, by the Government, of surface rights on claims���������a momentous change.  The above, shortly, is the situation of to-day,  but let it not be supposed that the enactment  of the whole of the above list of amendments,  would cure the 1891 Act.  No amount of patching can make a good boot  out of one constructed on the bench of an  amateur cobbler.  The multiplication of amendments was the  alleged reason for the 1891 attempt at consolidation.      A    similar    situation    now   already  recurs  My opinion is now and always has been that  a good legal commission, including a district  practitioner, with an assessor acquainted with  mining, could make a.n intelligible Mineral Act  in about seventy-five clauses. Their report  might state reasons and include in the appendix  the draft of a proposed Act. The circulation of  the report in quartz mining districts, and the  invitation of comment, would enable the Crov-  vernmerit to frame', a Mineral Act before the  session of 1894; Mineral .-'.mining is not, like  land farming, pretty well known in its general  conditions to everybody, and therefore capable  of easy appreciation by the Legislature. It is  also differentiated in many respects from the  placer mining industry, with which many of us  and legislators are more or less familiar.  It would be easy for me to recapitulate" the  popular arguments, pro and con, with respect  to all the matters above mentioned, but that is  not withih'the scope of this letter.  I, wish, merely, by re-stating'the general,  question, to contribute a little to the discussions  which may attend the Premier's visit to the  district, and to name the main points to which  these discussions may probably relate. Mr.  Davie will, no doubt, be there to listen and to  gain information, like Mr. Blount in Hawaii,  rather than to announce any policy. And, be  it remembered that, unlike those who address  him, Mr. Davie has to take the larger view, in  all matters, of what may accord with the interests of the province at large, and that, though  Premier, he connot, under any system of gov-'  eminent, do everything. He has, behind him,  or iu some respects, beyond him, the Mining  Committee. Xear after year's experience shows  that the vital matter for West Kootenay is to  to be intelligently represented thereon.  That is the pivot. v  Yours truly,  G. M. Sproat.  May 26th, 1693.  y     F.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson-,  B.C...'  TWENTY YEARS' EXPERIENCE IN THE  152-52 AMERICAN CAMPS.  \\r   PELLEW HARVEY,  ASSAYER and ANALYTICAL CHEMIST,  Golden, B.C.  Appointed by the British Columbia Government to  make all Assays and Analysis of Specimens sent to  ��������� the World's Fair, Chicago, 1891-1893.  flf  in ay uoiibi  QEALED TENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED UP TO  ^ noon on Wednesday, the 7th June next, addressed  to the undersigned, care of Wulffsohn & Bewicke, Ltd.,  Vancouver, B.C., for the construction of this Company's  railway from Nakusp to Forks of Carpenter Creek.  Forms of tender can be obtained on application to the  undersigned at the Company's office, Victoria, B.C., and  at the office of Messrs. Wulffsohn & Bewicke, Ltd.,  Vancouver, and no tender will be considered unless made  on such form.  The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.  A. J. WEAVER-BRIDGMAN,  Secretary-Treasurer.  Victoria, B.C., May 8tq, 1893.  150-3  NOTICE.  mo   WHOM IT MAY CONCERN :  This is to warn the public against negotiating for Lots  <?5 and 26, Block 13, and Lots 1 and 2, Block 7, in the town-  site of Four Mile City, the agreement of sales being made  in the name of Benjamin H. Lee, as the same was obtained  without the consent of the original owners of the town-  site JOHN HOUSTON & CO.,  Agents Original Owners.  Nelson, May 12th, 1893. U9-4  NOTICE  TSJOTICE   IS   HEREBY  GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  JN after date I intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner  of West Kootenay District for permission to lease 1,000  inches of water for a period of 99 years the water to be  taken from Carpenter Creek at a point 2h miles from its  mouth. The water is to be used to supply the town of  ww pVnver and any additions thereto.  NewD^nver, April 20, 1893. 149-8   ARTHUR C. DICK.  A YOUNG MAN WITH FIFTEEN YEAR'S EXPERI-  xi ENCE in business, and now manager of a first-class  general store in the N. W. T. wishes to communicate with  some live man who is willing to furnish half the capital  required to open up a-sfore in some important town of  Kootenay, B.C.   Address J., care of The Miner.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  from date I intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner; for a license to sell liquor at my hotel, known  as the ������������������.Denv.hr Hotel, situated on lot 1G, o ock S, in the  town o������ Kaslo. EDWARD CORNING.  Kaslo, May 18, 1893. 150-4  LIQUOR   LICENSE  APPLICATION.  1SJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  1N    from date I intend applying to   the   Gold   Commissioner, for a license to sell liquor in my hotel, known as the  Sayward Hotel, situate at Sayward, B.C.  Sayward, B C, May 8, 1893. W. R. POULTON.  NOTICE.  ���������RTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company  (Limited Liability)  Intend to apply at the expiration of three months from  the first publication of this notice for an order-in-Council  changing the name of the said Company to " Tite  Kootenay Land and Improvement Compaxy, Limited  Liability."  Dated this 11th day of April, A.D. 1893.  BODWELL& IRVING,  Solicitors for the City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Company, Limited Liability. 14(3-13  To AwgH.stBfiS Carney, of tlie, Town of Kaslo, in Koot-,  enay Bisiraei, of''StrHish'Columbia, and Albert  Karrctf, of tlie Town of Nelson, in said Kootenay  -District.,", and *!lc KanR of Moutroal, at the said  Town of Msoii, and a&l (Kh'ers.Whom it May in.  Anywise Concern :  Notice is hereby given that^ under and by virtue of a  power of sale contained iifa^certaiii indenture of mortgage bearing date the twenty-fifth day of November, in  the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and  ninety-two, and duly registesed in the office for the Registration of Deeds at the City of Victoria, in said Province  of British Columbia in Charge Book, Vol. 12, Folio 11, and  numbered 13890, and made between the said Augustus  Carney and Albert Barrett, therein described as of the  saip town of Nelsod, merchantf, of the first part, and  Malcolm Mclnnes and Patrick Burns, of the.town of Calgary, in the District of Alberta, one of the Territories of  the Canadian North-West, cattle dealers, parties therein  of the second part, there will for the purpose of satisfying  the moneys secured by said mortgage, default having been  made in the payment thereof, be sold at Public Auction at  the premises herein described, on Thursday, the sixth  day of Juty next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, the  lands and premises mentioned and described in said  indenture and mortgage as follows :  " Those lots of land situate in the said town of Nelson,  " and numbered lots two and three in block twelves as  " said lots and block are marked out on theroflicial map or  " plan of the said town of Nelson," together with all  houses, buildings, edificos and privileges thereto belonging.  Dated this twenty-sixth day of May, A.D. 1893.  MALCOLM MoINNES,  F. McLEOD, Nelson, B.C.,  Solicitor for Mortgagees.  PATRICK BURNS,  Mortgagees.  SS������������  ["���������- IE"'     t���������I ��������� - T m I/O'     ���������   l���������1   ���������    ORUIT  EDUCATION OFFICE,  Victoria, May 3rd, 1892.  "NTOTTCE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ANNUAL  -^    examination for certificates of qualification   to teach  in  the Public Schools of the Province will be held as follows, commencing on Tuesday, July 4th, at 9 a.m. :���������  Victoria In High  School   Building.  Vancouver In  Central  School  Building.  Kamloops In Public  School Building.  Each applicant must forward a notice, thirty days before the examination, stating the class and grade of certificate for which he will be a candidate, the optional subjects selected, and at which of the above-named places he  will attend.  Every notice of intention to be examined must be accompanied with a testimonial certifying to the moral  character of the candidate.  Candidates are notified that all of the above requirements must be satisfied before their applications can be  filed.  S. D. POPE,  1494 Superintendent of Education.  ms.  iinminiwBKapftiwm.i'iitiMJ  nwm^roMMiimy!^^ THE MINEE:  NELSON.   B.   0,,   SATUEDAY,  JUNE 3,  1893.  FEDERATION OF THE MINERS  DELEGATES  EEPEESENTING 50.000 MINEES  THEOUaHOUT THE iWESTEEN STATES  A Constitution Adopted Which Clearly Sets Forth  the Objects of the Federation���������An Organi/atioii  Whieli Will Have Great Weight in the Lalior  World���������Wajjes and Iffonrs IHsenssed.  The convention of delegates from tht Miners'  unions of the various Western mining states  recently held in Butte City, Montana, resulted  in the federation of all the unions and the putting on a better working basis all their interests. It was estimated that nearly 50,000 miners  were represented by delegates at the convention. The federation is now on a solid basis  , and will no doubt bring to bear a great amount  of influence on the labor, world.  The question of wages, after thorough discussion, was left to individual unions.  When this has been decided the entire federation will stand solidly by it, and any attempt to  cut wages will result in a general strike of the  entire body, unless the existing differences are  satisfactorily adjusted by arbitration within a  reasonable time.  The aims and objects of the federation are  fully set forth in the constitution, the first ten  sections of which are as follows :  Since there is scarcely any fact better known  than that civilization has for centuries progressed in proportion to the production and  utilization of the metals, precious and base, and  most of the comforts enjoyed by mankind are  due to this progress, the men engaged'in the  hazardous and unhealthy occupation of mining  should receive a fair compencation for their  labor, and such protection from the law as will  remove needless risk to life and health. We  therefore deem it necessary to organize the  Western Federation of Miners of America for  the purpose of securing by education and organization, and wise legislation, a fair compensation for our labor, and the right to use our  earnings free from dictacion by any persons  whatsoever. We tderefore declare our objects  to be :  First���������To secure 'e:ar:.Di.nga^XLilly compatible  with the dangers of our employment.  Second���������To establish as speedily as possible  and forever, our right to receive pay for labor  performed in lawful money and to rid ourselves  of the iniquitous system of spending our earnings where and how our employers and their  officers may direct.  Third���������To procure the introduction and use of  any and all suitable efficient appliances for the  preservation of the life, health and limbs of all  employes, and therefore preserve to society  large numbers of wealth producers annually.  Fourth���������To labor for the enactment of suitable mining laws, with a sufficient number of inspectors, who shall be practical miners, for the  proper enforcement of such laws.  Fifth���������To provide for the education of our  children, by lawfully prohibiting their employment until they have obtained a satisfactory  education, and, in every case until they shall  have reached 1(3 years of age.  Sixth���������To prevent by law any mine owner or  mining company from employing any Pinkerton  detectives ov other armed forces for taking  possession of any mine, except the lawfully  elected or appointed forces of the state, who  shall be bona fide citizens of the county and  state.  Seventh���������To use all honorable means to maintain friendly relations between ourselves and  our employers and to endeavor by arbitration  and conciliation to settle such differences as  may  arise  between  us,   and thus make strikes  unnecessary-  Eighth���������To   use   all   lawful   and    honorable  means to abolish the system of contract convict  labor in states where it now exists, and to demand the enforcement of the foreign contract  labor law, and the protection of our American  miners and mechanics against imported pauper  .���������labor. ��������� -..'��������� ':.  Ninth���������To demand the repeal of all conspiracy  laws that in any way abridge the rights of labor  organization.  Tenth���������To procure employment for our members in preference to non-union men.  Among the many resolutions was one favoring eight hours as a day's work and asking for  legislation to that effect.  Salt Lake was selected as the place for holding  the next annual meeting, which will convene  on the second Monday in May, 1894 Organizers  will be sent out at once and the work of increasing the membership actively pushed.    '���������/������������������.  In addition to the general amalgamation of  the miners in a union sense throughout the  United States there comes the news by ea������ble;vof  a far greater organization and its doings etcross  the water. A despatch from Brussels reacts as  follows :���������  The Miners' International Conference has  adopted a resoluion in favor of ah eight hour  clay. The supporters of the resolution represent  nearly a million miners, and the opponents only  ajiundred thousand.  The conference discussed the question of a  universal strike to enforce the demand.  When the question was put to a vote the  delegates, representing 900,000 miners, voted in  favor of it. The delegates representing 120,000  members, vote$ against the strike.  7^&T SUBSCRIBRR HAS IN STOCK  or en ?'oute from the Coast :  i  Carload Glass, Taints and Oils.  2   Carload Sash  and Doors,  2   Carload Dry Clear Rir Rlooring, 4 inch,  1 Carload Dry Clear Dir Ceiling, 4 i?ich,  I  Carload Facto?y  Cedar,  An   Immense   Stock of  Common Lumber,  Shingles, Laths, Mouldings, Rtc., as usual.  GO.  Buchanan,  Kootenay ������afee Sawmill,  NT IS ON AND KASIO.  J.  A.  KIRK  J. F.  RITCHIE  ������������������'.KIRK & RITCHIE,  Dominion    and    Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office   over   Bank   of  British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B. C  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S.'E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,-  NELSON, B. C.  I  I  I I JL-4\^J-   1111   JL-Jj  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands   and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  $3500  WILL     BUY    A     FIRST-CLASS    DAILY   Newspaper   outfit,   including    power  press,  engine and boiler, 5 h.p.; used in Victoria in publishing a  daily paper ; original cost, ������7,500. Particulars at The  Miner Office.  Messrs.   Kirk &   Ritchie,  Dominion & Provincial  Land Surveyors,  Nelson; B.C.,  Have published   in pocket  form an  ABSTRACT   OF  CLAIMS  TO  PROSPECTORS  Many claims were taken up  past year by parties unable  to make the improvements  required by law.  These will  lapse one year after date of  record.     Doubtless many of  these claims will be found to  be very valuable, and there will be a rush to restake them  when they lapse.  The publication gives the date of record, name of locator  and a description of each claim.  The cost of getting the above information respecting  one single claim from the Slocan Recorder's office would  be greater than the price of this book.  The Price has been lowered to $2.00.  Apply to Messrs. GILKER & -WELLS', Nelson,  ������    Or to Messrs. RICHARDSON & BEALEY, Kaslo.  P.  (Deputy Sheriff.)  LICENSED AUCTIOIEER  ; :, ,-".��������� .NELSON;, B. C. ..��������� ���������'.���������:���������/,;��������� ���������  Auction sales made at any point in West Kootenay  District. Town lots and mining claims bought and sold on  commission. A general real estate business transacted.  Office for the present at residence, corner of Carbonate  and Kootenay   treets. 134  Split Cane, Greenheart and  Steel rods. Devon Minnows  Oiled Silk and other Lines,  Casts and Traces, Bait Hook  (plain and on gut), Fly Books  Spoon Baits, Single Action  and Multiplying Reels, Willow Baskets, Flies and Pearl Spoons, expressly made for  the Kootenay Rivers.  Mailorders receive promptand careful attention.  Wholesale and Retail.  GIINMAKER,  VANCOUVER,   X3_ O-  Meals nt  all Hours  of the  !>ay and. Night.  154-tt    .  AND LUNCH COUNTER  Cold and Hot Luncheon.  Now ready for business.  One and all, call and see me.  BEN EDINGTON, Proprietor.  \Qr-  mf,������,vir������������aCTrcMgwT<nmi������wirTO-^.  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  MEALS AT ALL HOURS,  DAY O^i NIGHT  MES. W. 0. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  ^ILilLj-A.IDq"     L.  Plasterer and Pricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  IvIiMK   FOK   SALK  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson. THE MINER r NELSON,  B. C,  SATUEDAY, JUNE 3, 1893.  THE PROSPECTOR'S SOLILOQUY.       :  To sink or not to sink���������that is the question ;  Whether'tis better in the prospector to sell  The highly metalliferous cropping for a song;  Or, using muscle, dig her down  And thus by perseverance strike it.    To sink, to work  No more ; and by that sinking strike 6 lead  Of gold or silver, or the finest copper glance  That luck is heir to.    'Tis a consummation  Devoutly to be wished.   To sink, to blast;  To blast, perchance to "bust" ;   aye,  there's the rub ;  For at the depth of ten feet what base may come  When we have shovelled off the uncertain top,  Must give us pause.   There's the respect  Which makes calamity of a prospect hole ;  For who can tell what " pinch " may come below    ,  The argentiferous stuff ?   Component parts of lead,  The metalliferous, decomposed, conglomerate  Corruption of nature, all broken up, perchance ;  The insolence nf luckier blokes ;  and then the chance  The miner tnkes by shaiting, c  When he himself might be much better off  By simply waiting.   What would we notdo  But that the dread of something yet unseen���������  The undiscovered pay streak (perhaps not there)���������  The argentiferous conundrum puzzles the will  And makes us rather raise the monument we have  Than open up the ground we know not of.  Thus prospecting doth make cowards of us all ;  And thus the prospects of a big bonanza  Are sickened with some dark i?nd cussed doubt,  And speculators in a surface prize  With their regard their interest turn aside  And lose, perchance, a million.  [Canadian Mining and Mechanical Review.  FOR   SALE,  A HALF-INTEREST IN THE MINERAL CLAIM  -������JL "London," on Toad Mountain, with improvements,  including licensed hotel; cheap.   Apply to  150-4 T. B. MAY, Nelson.  There is no law against wearing  Good Clothes  Spring   Suitings,  Overcoatings  Pantings,  We carry a complete  stock. Prices moderate.  And you will get a good  fit, which you seldom  get when you purchase Readyruade Clothing  from Eastern dealers who profess to make- your  Suits to order.  FRED. *J. SQUIRE,  Merchant Tailor, Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  ARCHITECT    AND    SUPERINTEND ENT,  Plans, Specifications, and Detail  Drawings Furnished.  Josephine Street, near Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  Nelson Hotel Restuarant  A carefully prepared menu, under the supervision of a  first-class chef.    Sunday dinner at six o'clock.  DURKIN & LYALL, Proprietors.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45.  Office :   Stanley and Victoria Streets  R. 0. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASS AYE R,  AND   FINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731,Vancouver, B. C.   Terms cash.  -^E^  c>:&'  $%&>-  The above Townsite is now placed on the  market.   It is situated on the north end of Trout Lake,  in the famous Lardeau country, which is going to be  one of the richest mining regions in America. Numerous  rich claims have been found close to this townsite,  which  will make it the distributing point for an  immense tract of country.   It ig the only level land on  the north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend  money on streets and other improvements in the spring.  The  trail  from  Lardeau City, on Arrow Lake, to  Kootenay Lake runs through this townsite.   For 30  days from date One Hundred Lots will be Sold for  For Further Particulars Apply to  Offices at Nelson, and Kaslo, B. C.  Or to HENRY CROFT, Victoria, B. C.  &<i  lh^^tt^]^:xtf^&^xM^Y&������ ���������;:��������� w?V*TD3^  ��������� ���������!���������    '. L.  "M.1^  ^l^^i^^S^^fei^^i  "I"l-  l.'.E     ?,5,J'.1,J'^"*,I|,2"V l'"  i *���������������������������!**  ft-Wri^ r, *^rt*t������firr!tesK***t*p;+w*LXi,  10  THE MINER :  NELSON, B. 0.,  SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1893.  *���������*  s^i  n  ������:  34   MILES   FROM   KASLO  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan -Gold Fields and Great Silver Ledges  District.   A Wagon-Road to Argenta at Head of Kootenay Lake is under  struction. A Trail will shortly be Constructed from Duncan to the centre of  Lardo Mines. Beautifully Situated. Level Land.   The Only Point on  Kootenay Lake.  Get in on they G.  r  vance in 10  X    X    x   -x     XX  XX     X     X     X     XX     X  X      X      X      X     X     X  IR  on  Point of  Wagon-Road  the Upper  s  s  1  ���������     1   c  Under Construction  enay  angerous  ist  e  this Town,  rom mis  uncan.wi"  ation of the Lower Duncan  e seven Miles.  -^L  ^=u.  Ror further Information as to Prices for Lots, Terms, etc, Apply to  unuuftuimfflgRH  grnrnmnstfiBB  n^gramaumaBiiimmaaaraaasBmB  t'BUNmm.vHMm.mwmtfmiBiii THE MINER :  NELSON,  B.C,   SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 1893.  THE BASE OF AGRICULTURAL SUPPLY  Work  Progressing   Favorably   Upon   tlie   Farming  LiimIsIow Being Reclaimed on the Kootenay.  Good progress is being made on the Kootenay  river in the work of reclamation by the Alberta  and British Columbia Exploration Company,  and theA will soon have many thousand acres  of the richest land in the province to place on  the credit side of their ledgers.  Taking the survey lines of the marshes as  drawn by Keef er & '.Smith'; the ci vil engineers,  the company will have reclaimed 47,000 acres of  arable land when the work is completed, and  this at a cost of less than $10 per acre.  They will have no trouble in selling it, either  en bloc, Or in parcel, for ten times that amount  per acre.  It  is   thought  that  some  of the land will be  be ready for occupation next spring. Tlie entire  work  will  not   be  completed for three or four  ,   years.       '   . . ���������; . . ���������       ..  H. B. Smith, C.E.,. who has had a party at  work surveying the lines, staking, securing  ^elevations and other necessary data ahead of  the construction party, has returned to Victoria. The water had risen too high for anv  further progress in that work. This would not  deiay the workmen engaged on the dredging  and dyking contract.  Mr. Smith says that the acres they are saving,  will-���������'make.. Al farming-lands, and when the  work is completed it will be the cereal and  vegetable base of supply for the Kootenay  mining country. In fact, it will be the only,  land fit for cultivation in or near the mining,  centres.  The shareholders of the reclamation company are principally English capitalists, and  there is no doubt that they will reap a rich  reward for their enterprise.  ",. .  THE CITY WATER SUPPLY  The    Water   Works,  Company   Have   Left   Undone  Wiiat Tliey Oiaglit to Have JOone.  "What have you done about your water  works?" was the query that greeted a Miner  reporter this week.  The question was referred to H. B. Smith, of  the civil engineering firm of Keefer & Smith,  Victoria, it having been stated that they had  received a commission to report upon the entire,  water works system. He said that no arrangement of the kind had been inaide either with  Mr. Keefer or himself. ��������� ������  Unless something is done this summer there  wdi certainly be a repetition of last years' pipe  freezing and main bursting when the cold  weather comes.  What is wanted is an eight or/ ten inch main,  laid at a depth of at least tive/feet, with a continuous connection and a re >e for a surplus  vent. There are some wfcn iuestion the sanitary eftect of the pipes aace^ir are now laid.  The question that wl^tj^t President Prank  S. Barnard, M.P., is " W&t have you done  with your water works ?" And.many cold and  i?y remarks that were rather warmly uttered  last winter will not be repeated again if the  remedy is applied before Christmas.  E. C. CARPENTER, Manager.  All the principal mines in Slocan District can be reached  in from two to seven miles from this hotel, which is  located at Three Forks on Carpenter creek.  The Dining Room is under the immediate superienten  dence of Mr. C. Bo wen, formerly of Windsor hotel of  Butte, Montana, and the Rogers' hotel, Missoula  who will see to it that the cuisine of the Three Forks  is not excelled by that of any other hotel in West  Kootenay.  Special Kates for Weekly SSoartiers.  Private A������ooihs for Transient Quests.  -.. ;^ -ffi  ^ "���������'������������������.' ''''"���������������������������-���������:-���������'.  MRS. W. C. PHILLIPS,   Proprietress.  \gjT Hgr vgytjr^yiBrnir^vjjyN^ iy  qy-  "SJ^%-  D   TO   ORDER  OYSTERS  m.;;  Salmon, or Salmon Belly  Cod Fish,   Stew.........,  Cod Fish, Family   Style:  Half Mackere............  Cod Fish   Balls.........  FISH  40  35  50  40  35  Salmon   Tips...........;.'..-.  Cottonwood Lake Trout..  Kootenay Lake Trout.  Kootenay Lake  Salmon..  Plain Steak.... ...................... ..... 35  Sirloin Steak.���������......,... .......... ... 50  Porterhouse Steak........ ........ ...... 65  Tenderloin Steak.... ....  75  Pork Tenderloin........................ 50  Hamburger  S(eak.................... .. 50  Family Porterhouse, for 2 $1 00, for 3, $1 50  ^French Peas.... .. 25  Mushrooms.......-. 50  Spanish    . 25  Onion......... .������������������'.. 25  Cream..... ....... 15  Boston........... 10  I Anchovy  . 20  Liver and Bacon....... .'.....'..'  ...... 40  Fried Apples and Bacon..  35  Scrambled  Brains..  40  Fried  Brains............ .^.... .50  Corn Beef Hash and  Poached Eggs..  STEAKS,,    ETC.  Fried   Tripe  Any of these Sauces  as follows :  .  50  Calves  Liver ..!.....,...  35  Stewed Tripe, Spanish Style.,.......... 40  50  35  Stewed Kidney on Toast. ^."...  Boiled Kidney on Toast.... .  ..,.���������������������������' : eggs'  Three Poached Eggs on  Toast.',  Three Fried  Eggs.... .........  Three Scrambled Eggs..... ....  Three Eggs Boiled...............  Three Eggs   Shirred.............  Ham and two Eggs .....  Bacon and two Eggs.... .,..  Two Fried Eggs and Coffee ....;.  OMELETTES  Tomato Omelette  50  Spanish  Omelette....  50  Rum  Omelette  75  Ham Omelette..  50  Brains Omelette  50  Omelette Sonne  75  CHOPS  Mutton Chops...... .................... 40  Lamb Chops.      50  Pork   Chops 40  Sausages.. v ���������.���������������������������.  40  AND    CUTLETS  Veal   Cutlets,  Plain  40  Veal  Cutlets,  Breaded  50  English Lamb   50  English Mutton Chops.   50  DELICACIES  Chicken Hash and Eggs  . 75  Chicken Liver Bronchetta  . 50  Chicken Liver Saute  40  Chicken Liver   Mushrooms  75  Sweet Bread  Saute  75  Sweet Breads Fried   65  Stewed   Breads....... .  50  Spanish Breads . ...   75  Welch Rarebit  50  Buck Rarebit   75  Coffee or Tea, Bread and Butter go with all the above orders.  Chocolate, 10c. extra.    Pot of Tea, 10c.  POTATOES  Saratoga   Chips *   15  St.  Julien   15  Mince Lyonnaise   15  CEREALS  Milk Toast  20  German Toast and  Jelly  25  Boston or Dip Toast  20  Triticum and Cream  25  .���������   Oatmeal Mush and Milk  20  M   Cornmeal Mush and Milk  20  Boston Cream Toast  25  Stewed in' Cream  20  Geimau Fry   15  HOT     CAKES  Hot Waffles with Honey  35  Corn   Cakes  20  Buckwheat  Cakes  ^0  Flannel Cakes  .  20  German Pancakes and Coffee  40  Dry or Buttered Toast  20  French Pancakes  35  With above orders���������Coffee, 5c.   Tea, 5c.   Chocolate, lUc. Glass of Milk, 10. Pot of Tea, 10c.  Any mistakes made by the Waiters please report to the Cashier at the Counter.  Get Your Check from Waiter and Pay at the Counter.  REGULAR   MEALS,   50C. TWENTY-ONE   MEAL   TICKETS,   $7.00.  ������  It" * si  Fifft  nmwiiiuiuiiHiiiijwmjiaiuiiBuni  MM������^iim������aiMMMiiaM  " I".1-'  ���������j-l : f t  ' TV  '1   -.*.*< Cv      J   -JW. IU1 m-^  ������iW" ���������������"*��������� r������������viH. 'vu.  12  THE MINEE:  NELSON.  B.  0.-,  SATURDAY,  JUNE 3,  1893.  ->������>_  ls=-  Dealers ^ Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the p  "V  c    ��������� , ' and compare Prices.   , .'"������ ���������'"    ���������', ;. .'��������� ���������,,'..���������<'���������  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, E.C.  LITTLE   LOCAL   CHAPTERS  In  Which   Everyone   is   Made Acquainted with the  Movements of Everybody Else.  Two new houses are being built on Stanley  s tree t���������  Dan McGillivray, the Vancouver contractor,  is in the city.  W. Melville Newton, of Sayward, was in the  city this week.  P. E. Seysler, of the Kaslo Examiner, came  down on Thursday.  The water in the Kootenay Lake has about  reached high water mark.  G. O. Buchanan is building a large store and  warehouse on Vernon street.  Chas. Elliott, P.L.S., Victoria, passed through  the Silver City on Wednesday.  Wm. Baillie and R. F. Green, Kaslo, wasted  a few moments in Nelson this week.  Henry Croft, the Victoria real estate broker,  now registers himself from Duncan City.  Geo. Whiteside, the Kaslo contractor, was in  town this week figuring on the courthouse.  Thos. R. Simpson, Vancouver, representing  the New York Life, is in town for a few days.  Premier Davie and Mrs. Davie have gone on  to Kaslo, hut will probably return this evening.  W. Jowett, the Nelson real estate and mining  broker, .is'now on" his way home from Englaud.  He sailed on May 23rd.  H. E. Newrton, who is largely interested in  quartz and placer claims and other investments  in the Kootenay country, is in Nelson.  W. Jevons, Billings, Montana, who is inter-  in several rich mining claims about here, returned to the Kootenay district this week.  The steamer Columbia brought down from  Rrvelstoke this week seventy tons of sugar,  which had been shipped direct over the C. P. R.  lines.  F. C. Innes, of Innes & Richards, Vancouver  real estate brokers, is in Nelson in connection  with the Nelson townsite for which they are'  agents.  Messrs. Clark and Norman, two representative Spokane capitalists, left for home yesterday. They travelled with the VanHorne party  as far as Kaslo.  The man Hughs who was brought clown from  Kaslo suffering from the result of self-inflicted  giant powder explosion, is still alive, and it is  just possible that he may recover to pay the  penalty of his deed in another way.  J. 0. Drewry, of the Toronto Globe, is in the  city for the purpose of preparing an illustrated  edition of the Globe, to contain photo views  and reading matter about the Kootenay mines  and the general outlook of the country.  " W. JR. Hull, of Hull Bros., Calgary, is in the  city. The firm will very likely build a warehouse and storage room on Baker street, as it  is their intention to make Nelson the headquarters of a permanent wholesale meat mart.  The many patrons of the C. & K. S. N. Co.  will regret to hear that F. G. Christie has  resolved to sever his connection with that company. The resignation, which will take effect  shortly, was occasioned by ill-health and a desire  to obtain more time to attend to personal  interests in this section. Mr. Christie will  remain in this part of the country, where he  has made a host of friends by his ability and  , uniform willingness to oblige the patrons of his  company.  The Poodle dog restaurant order bill of fare  appears in another column. Mrs. W. C. Phillips  keeps this popular place up to the usual high  standard, and patrons of the Poodle Dog always  come away content with themselves and the  world.    .   ; ������������������'"  Several prominent railroad officials are becoming interested in this section and have made  personal investments in mining properties. As  they are in a position to become possessed of  inside facts regarding Jntended moves in their  line, the above is, 16 say the least, significant.  Rev. Dr. Carman, General Superintendent of  the Methodist Church of Canada, preached to a  very large con^rgation on Sunday evening last  on "Religion in Business." On Monday evening he delivered a lecture to a fair-sized audience in the Carney-Barrett hall.  W. C. VanHorne, J. EL R. Molson, W. B.  Scarth, R. Home Payne, J. "AC Mara, F. S.  Barnard, P. G. Peterson, H. Abbott, R.Geddes  and E. Alexander were the member s of the  railway party who passed through Nelson this  week en route to the Crow's Nest Pass.  ' , W. S. Drewry, who will arrive to-day, will  commence work at once to make a photographic  eurvey of the Kootenay district and prepare a  map of the same for the Lands and Works  Department at Victoria. Mr. Drewry is a brother of the well-known Toronto journalist who  is now in the city.  Dr. Titus expects to have his railway hospital  tents in position during the next few days. The  site has not yet been chosen, but it will probably be somewhere near the park. The doctor  does not expect to handle many cases except  those resulting from accidents, as this is an unusually healthy climate.  SESSION OF SUPEEME COUKT  list of Cases  Heard   before   .Jaiilge Walkem���������Court  Adjourned Until Monday.  An Assize of Nisi Prius and Oyer and Terminer was held in the Carney block on Tuesday  morning, the 30th ult., Mr. Justice Walkem  presiding.    Capt. Fitzstubbs acted as Registrar.  There were present at the opening the following members of the bar :���������Messrs. C. Wilson,  E. P. Davis, J. H. Bowes, F. M. McLeod, J.  Elliott, J. H. Senkler and S. D. Schultz.  After the opening formalities Byrnes v.  Hughes was called, which case occupied the  rest of the day. Court adjourned at 6.30 p.m.  and convened at 9.30 on Wednesday morning,  when this case was proceeded with and finished  at lunch time.  The grand jury brought  in  true bills in the  cases of David and Lawrence, and no bill in the  Perry  case.      The   action   of Perry v.   Nelson  Land Improvement Company was heard in the  afternoon.    Below is a short epifcome of cases  hearn or otherwise disposed of :  Byrne v. Hughes, et al���������Mineral claim ; partnership ;  grubstake contract ; account. Wilson for plaintiff. Bowes  and McLeod with him for defendants. This was an action  brought by P. S. Byrne against G. W. Hughes and E. H.  Hughes for a declaration that the plaintiffs were trustees  for the plaintiff of an undivided one-quarter interest in  the'4 Best "mineral claim, situated in the Slocan mining  division, o and for an account of the partnership dealings  since the*location of the Best.   This claim, with severa  others, 'was located under a grubstake contract entered,  into in Spokane in February, 1892, whereby G. W. Hughes  and Lee A. Agnew contracted to stake E: H. Hughes and  David Porter, none of the  parties thereto at the time  being  free miners.      At the time   the Best was staked  Agnew, from  whom the plaintiff bonght, was not a free  miner, and the question arose-as to whether section 9 of  the Mineral Act, 1893, did not then prevent specific performance of the agreement. His Lordship held that under  the circumstances the section did not apply, and ordered  specific performance by the defendants upon payment by  the plaintiff of whatever should be found to be his share  of the expenses in connection with the mineral claim for  working, and developing same.   W.  J.  Goepel was appointed by consent to take the accounts as between the  parties.   Each party to pny their own costs.  Perry v. Nelson Land and improvement' Company���������  Contract to clear lands. Plaintiff in person. Wilson for  defendants. The plaintiff claimed $2,800 against the  company on an alleged contract to clear land in Nelson.  After hearing the plaintiff's cese, without calling on the  defence his Lordship directed a non-suit with costs.  Reg....v. David���������Manslaughter. Bowes for the Crown.  Prisoner undefended. After hearing the evidence his  Lordship directed the jury to bring in a verdict of not  guilty, the prisoner having acted in self-defence.  Reg. v. Lawrence���������This case was adjourned till Monday.  Reg. v. Perry���������Embezzlement.   No bill.  Reg. v. Haynes���������Keeping disorderly house on Victoria  street.   Adjourned till Monday.  Nelson's Kail way S'rospeets.  W.C VanHorne and party returned to Nelson this afternoon and will leave on the train  A representative of The Miner was introduced to the  geneial President at the Phair. Being too late for publication this week the full text of the interview is reserved  for publication in the next issue. In substance it was to  the effect that the Crow's.Nestline is an assured undertaking. The resources of this region are wonderful. Nelson is undoubvedly destined to be the railroad centre of  Kootenay. Nelson is past the mining camp stage. Endeavours shduld^be made to attract tourist travel, which  often leads to IieVlvy investments. The C.P.R. proposes to  keep abreast of the progress here.  \   TABLISHE ������> 1885.  Manufacturer and I&JiJ. ������pr  of all Grades cS^j. ��������� *   '  HHH  ������*���������  Carpets, Oilcloths, Linoleums,  Window Shades, etc.  WHOLESALE   ONLY.  21-23   CORDOVA   STREET,  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Telephone 52.  First IXVC of the Season  Imported a?id Domestic Cigars, Rtc.  HUDSON'S BAY COMFY  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS FOR  Hiram Walker & Son's,       QT,,i       Fort Garry Flour Mills,  Limited, ana Manitoba.  mm  I^^^^^ESSsE^iSSi^if^^^^l^^^ilS^i^S^^^'tfi^  Jog


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