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The Miner May 13, 1893

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Array Tlie*- Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  The ������res are  High-Grade in Hold,  Silver,  Copper,  and liead.  NUMBEE 149.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA, SATUEDAY,   MAY 13, 1893.  $_ A YEAR  GETTIWa THINGS IFTO SHAPE  THE  NELSON &  F0ET   SHEPPAED   TO   BE  EAPIDLY PUSHED TO COMPLETION     *  Some Tonic Lost by 1*clays in deceiving the Plant  and Snppises, lint Now Tiling's Will Move���������Tlie  Awarding of Sub-Co7itracts Not Yet Completed,  Though Nearly all Arranged.  I Details of the work of pushing the Nelson and  Fort Sheppard railway through the summer  are rapidly nearing completion., Contractor  Larson, who is just up from Spokane, was  found at the Phair up to his eyes in business,  but quite willing to explain the situation.,  " The road," said he,  "must be completed  by  next fall,   though,   to do this will.require some  (hard work, as we have practically, lost a month  by the delay in   receiving our supplies.    These  are   now  on - the   way,   strung along at various  [points on. the roads up.     The  work will.be car-  Iried on from both ends and from several points  jori   the  line, thus insuring the greatest possible  ���������despatch.     Contracts for the greater portion of  Ithe work have  been arranged, and only await  jfinal  closing.       I   shall   be  personally located  jalong  the line in such a way as to make Nelson  liny headquarters for the transaction of mosl of  [my business in connection with the road.  " As soon as the bridge is completed over the  jPend d'Oreille the wires will be brought up, so  las to give, us cdmmunicatinn with Spokane  [from the camps. This will be a help in getting  thead, The piers of the bridge are nearly completed, and I saw some carloads .of steel for the  [bridges on my way up."  The trouble    about   supplies  to   which   Mr.  (Larson  refers  has been"a series of damages  to  J:he roadbeds of both the C. P. R. and the  fepokarie and Northern. These are about re-  haired now, and the delayed freight will be  rushed through as rapidly as possible.  j With regard to the sub-contracts it is prob-  kble that A. C. McLean will do the first ten  Jniles out from Nelson, concluding quite near  Ihis town owing to the necessity of running up  7he outlet to Five Mile Point and back, in-order  :,o gain altitude.  . -The timber work, such as trestles and bridges  lis well as the tie contracts, will be handled by  Ihe Porters, of San Francisco. It is also prob-  Jible that Burns & Co. will be among those who  lire  to  be awarded  sub-contracts on the other  fend.  I Bids for supplying beef to the various camps  lire coming in thick and fast. As yet none of  ihem have been accepted, though it is thought  -bat the award will be made on the return of  Mr. Larson, who went down the line on Thursday. ^ ;   MUST   WAIT ��������� PATIENTLY  Ifl5ecan.se the Government Will Hardly Make Nelson  "a Port  of Entry This Smiuucr.  " There is no good reason for supposing that  ithe Dominion Government will make any move  [this summer to give Nelson the much-needed  Sport of entry." Such is in substance the opinion  iof Customs Collector Clute, of New Westminister, -who'-was interviewed on Thursday by The  IMinbr.  "I- have repeatedly urged upon the depart-  fment the necessity of  making Nelson a port of  entry, and from the correspondence which has  been referred to me from the .department I  know that others, among them J. A. Mara,  has done the same, but so far I have received  no assurance that the Customs Department  have any intention of doing anything in. this  connection this summer. Indeed, from one  gentleman,, who had a private interview with  one of the prominent officials of the Customs  department I.was given the impression that  nothing at all would be done in the matter tbis  summer.  _��������� .'*",' There .will be no port of entry established in  any part of the West Kootenay district this  summer.    Such is my opinion."  A 'BIG   CUSTOMS'   EAKE-OFF  GNE OP EASLQ'S FIEMS HAS AN, UNPLEASANT EXPEBIENOE LAST WEEK.  Customs' ������Mcer Johnstone Takes Possession of a  Consignment of Hardware Which He Claims  Was Under-Valued, and if so Tlicre Will Toe a  Penalty of $1,500 for Sonic One to Pay.  Last Saturday afternoon Customs Officer  George Johnstone took possession of a shipment of hardware at Kaslo which had been consigned to Messrs.. Sullivan & Savage of that  place, on the assumption that the goods had  been exceedingly undervalued. u  The probable value of the shipment is $750,  and as the penalty for such infringements of  the Customs' regulations necessitate the payment of double the value of the goods the firm  in Kaslo will be obliged, in the event of the  charge being proven, to pay over the sum of  $1,500.  The convicted offenders in such cases as these  a.ie not the only ones to blame. The aut horities  should not by any lax system tempt merchants  to infringe on their own regulations. The.  Customs' officers say that the invoices in this  case were considerably lower than they should  have been.  Would such cases be so prevalent if a port of  entry was established at Nelson ?  KELLIE   MAKES   EXPLANATION  .'Respecting the Division of tlie  (Government. Appropriations for West 'Kootenay.  J. M. Kellie, speaking to a Revelstoke audience concerning the Government appropriation  for West Kootenay is reported in the Star to  have said that Revelstoke's share of the appropriations would be $12,600, not $6,000 as had  been rumored. The Government did not intend  West Kootenay to be without funds, and  $75,000 had  been  set aside for the needs of the  district during the coming year. It would be  injudicious to spend four, five or six thousand  dollars on the Big Bend trail at present. When  that becadie necessary it would be pushed.  Just now the Lardeau demanded attention. It  was well known that trail connection there was  insufficient. The petition for a wagon road  from the Northeast Arm to Trout Lake had not  reached him in Victoria.  Harris Pays tlie Penalty.  Carlyle W. Harris, the young wife murderer,  who a'few days ago refused a chance to break  jail, was electrocuted at Sing Sing on Monday.  'Witnesses were admitted at 12:15, the flag was  placed in position at 12:19, and at 12:40^ the current was turned on. The electrocution was a  perfect success.  PROJECTED SAMPLING WORKS  KASLO TO BE MADE THE SITE OP A 100-TON  PLANT.  Mr. Clymo, of the Boston and Montana Mining and  Smelting Company, Has Put Up a Guarantee tliat  tlie Work Shall he Commenced hy July 1st and  Finished in Fowr Months.  It is understood from good authority that the  Townsite Company at Kaslo have about completed arrangements for the erection of a  sampling works plant at that point. Last fall  Mr. Clymo, of the Boston and Montana Mining  and Smelting Company, of Butte, Montana,  was in this section, and an offer was made to  him with a view of getting a sampling plant at  Kaslo.  Lately  word was  received from Mr. Clymo.  that the  terms offered by the townsite people  had been accepted, pending a final report from  an agent now on his way to this country.  The site which is offered is situated on the  north shore"- of Kaslo Bay, just beyond the  Buchanan saw mills. The buildings can be so  located on a side hill that the ore can be put in  at th> top and handled in its progress almost  entirely by.gravity.  The capacity contemplated is 100 tons daily.  The idea is to furnish a meaus whereby owners  of small claims can secure quick returns on  their shipments, as an advance of 75 % will be  made on all ores consigned .as soon as the work  of sampling is completed. This will make it  possible to keep: running- on comparatively  small capital claims which could not await returns from distant smelters.  The; terms call for a $2,000 guarantee to be  deposited by the sampling works people to  assure the beginning of the work by the first of  July, and its completion, within four months of  that time. It is said -that this deposit has  already been, made, assuring the carrying out of  the enterprise.  5iO  .Pr  MIBDOUG-FS ADMISSIONS.  Respecting the Intentions of  the   Syndicate Which  Mas Invested So Heavily Here.  W. D. Middough, the advance agent of the  Minneapolis syndicate, arrived in Nelson on  Tuesday evening, minus his whiskers and  moustache.  Since Middough's syndicate have evinced a  desire to buy West Kootenay and put a little  fence around it people have become interested  in the movements of Middough and his colleagues.  There was a report current that the syndicate  was after the townsite which was in dispute between Angus McGillivray and A. S. Farwell,  but on being asked by The Miner reporter if  there was anything in the rumor.Middough replied that there was not.  While in the city Middough completed the  details of the purchase of Four Mile City and  the Bigelow addition to New Denver, which  had hitched somewhat through a misunderstanding in his absence.  Questioned concerning the future plans of the  syndicate, Middough replied that it was the in-  tlon to develop all the mineral properties owned  by the syndicate. Work will commence on the  Ross and Noonday groups at once, he having  ordered fifty tents from R. F. Lemon for the  accommodation of the men to be employed on  the same.  None of the syndicate's townsite property is  to be placed on the market at present.  .[.������  ii  I !  i  .i  i  Ii r?  3������   I  hi i  '/; *  !���������- -i  IS'   }'  I.-B ft  b' S>  I'll  ������ $  g  '.������  SI 5  IT  _:$  ���������if  m  !'  K-  C  x.  if fill'  IP  S*  Hi :  M<  U-  It?  j?  j  n  I 5  I*"  is*  P  P  fe  ll  it  Is  Ml-  2  : HELSOH, B. 0.,  SATURDAY MAT 13, 1893.  'I^^V  A new Railway  under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  fVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUSLDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in   NAKUSP\ DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C.,& K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C  SAYWAED PAETIALLY LAID OUT  Several   Knildings   Completed for the Convenience  oi" the Construction Party. ������  Sayward, B.C., May 11.-���������Three of the buildings for the contractors of the Nelson and Fort  Sheppard railroad have been completed, viz.,  tlie commissariat store, the hay and grain store,  and the office. A large kitchen is under construction. The powder, magazine is also completed.  A. E. Hodgins, assisted by Mr. E. Whalley,  has laid out a portion of the townsite, and the  litho plans will shortly be ready.  The  location   of  the  railroad at this end has  entailed considerable trouble, and has had,to be  altered  two  or  three  times  to   secure   better  ��������� grades with less rock cutting.  A very good feeling appears to prevail in  regard to this place, as it is said to be the inost  favorably located town for the supply of this  section of the Columbia river.  Mr.   Welch,   contractor,   arrived  here with a  considerable    outfit,    including   about    thirty  h->rses ; but  the  bulk of his stores has not yet  pome in.  The blazing sun of the last few days has  brought down the melted snow, and has converted Beaver Creek into a raging torrent, the  water cutting out 150 feet of a bank 30 feet  high, in a few hours. The wild rush and awful  roar of distant avalanches were heard several  times lately. Mr. Hodgins witnessed one of  them from the start, as it came tearing  down the mountain sides and sweeping before  it tons of rock and fallen trees. ,  ,   EEVELSTOEE'S   0WNEES:  SPEAE  Concerning the  Plans  That  Have   Been  Prepared  Bearing on the Future of That Place.  Assistant   Superintendent   Marpole,   of   the  C. P. B., being interviewed respecting his com-  ,   pany's intentions re the townsite of Revelstoke,  is  reported in  the Star as intimating that Mr,  "Van Home would be thereabout the end of the  month, when  the clearing of  the land and laying out of the townsite would be finally decided  upon ; that the plans  prepared  by Mr. Garden  re  the Smelter Company would   be adhered to  in  laying  out the  streets on the C.P.R. property ; that the  opening of a street to the mill  and the freight shed was urgently needed, and  that everything possible  to get this work done  would be kept well in view.  All tlie College Crews Will Participate.  Yale and Harvard have accepted the invitation of the Chicago navy to participate in the  regatta on Lake Geneva, Wis., August 14 to 24,  on condition that foreign crews attend, and in  unofficial correspondence Oxford and Cambridge have agreed to come if the American  crews participate. A supreme college trophy  in the shape of a gold cup, will be awarded, to  he rowed for by college crews only.  Dr. Arthur received a letter a few days ago  that had taken nine days to come from Kaslo.  It had been sent via Victoria.  MONTREAL  m  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid _p), ������000,000  (With power to increase.)  $3,030,000  RESKKVE _*_"���������"_>,   ������200,000      .    .       1,365,333,  3sr__]i_so3_T _3__?,____sro_3:_  CAPITAL (all paid np), $13,000,000  REST,        .... 6,������00,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON,: General Manager  :o____A__sro__i:__3S =  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: GO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND COSEESPONDENTS;  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 Yorr_;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  kelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Eaker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London  (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada ;  Bay 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 -end after 1st January next the rate of interest on  deposits will be 3������ per cent, until further notice.  Rate of interest at present 3������ per cent.  ,������. W. RICI_AR3>SON  Nelson, IS. C.  ������. J. ISEAIJEY  Kaslo, B. C.  a  ���������    NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and  Stone-Mason     .  Contracts  taken  for work  at  all   points   in  West Kootenay.  EICHABDSON & BEALEY  Real Estate and Mining Brokers.  General   Founders,   Engineers,   Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of   All]  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOUS   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 .;'_Jt^  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES AND SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., YA_TCOUVEE, B. 0.  IEL, J. W. CAMPION, _ Ja E. We MAGFARLAf^E,  Manager  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer. ���������'".  '.(  THE MINEE : NELSON, B. 0.,  SATUEDAY MAY 13, 1893.  INN  '������$  f  , i  ,3' "I  i  ���������������������������������������������-^���������_���������_ *  j  i____r '9  ���������"   __T KmBbhIb > tS  BBS _  hR_ 'B  ii ' 1  " -. '-I  r ' ._  \ if  -----      i  ������:  :������  The Distributing Point for the Duncan G-old Fields and G-reat Silver Ledges of Lardo  District.   A Wagon-Boad 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.  _  ei in on  V J  ���������* "  n  er  nee in 10  a  lys.  X     X     X      X      X      X  XXXXXX      XX  X      XX      XXX  IB  it*\'i%Mtmiml j <  ������=������  'oint of ShiDme  s  per  avoiding the  ening  irom  ootenay Lake, Connecting Duncan  !i  avag  er  Lower  e seven  iles.  :_  /     /.-  For further Information as to Prices for Lots, Terms, etc, Apply to  m  m  r i _ lire!  ������_:__i(S iK���������d-M-it rmt.i ii t iiiiiwjm  ���������' j |  ���������  If  i  1$:  //  THE MINEE:  NELSON.  B.  C;,  SATUEDAY,  MAY 13,   1893.  ���������$  H Ij  31  ill'  m  p  ���������*}#  l& -  '���������P  lira  I  _.  I  I  I;  Thb Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the foUowing cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year f_.  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.  MORE FAVORABLE THAN EVER.  Scarcely a day goes by without adding  something to the already large collection of  satisfactory evidences of the vast extent and  richness of the ore bodies of the entire central  portion of British Columbia.  That scarcely sufficient work has been done  in many sections to determine the permanent  nature of the mineral-bearing formations is  quite true, but in every instance, when extensive development has been carried on the  results have been such as tend positively to set  at rest any doubt as to the depth of the ore  body.  Some doubt  was  felt at first as to the existence of true fissures, but this has been cleared  away long ago.     The  concensus of opinion as  gathered from   the   best posted mining men in  the country is that the fissure will  be found in  greater number as the. developments of mining  sections progress.    In the meantime the extent  of many of  the deposits is so great as to render  them  even   more  valuable  than   an   ordinary  fissure.     An   example  of  this is to be found at  Thunder Hill, where the entire mountain is one  large ore   body,   and   the  ore  is  taken out in  benches like quarrying building stone.  One thing which has rendered many old  miners doubtful as to the lasting quality of the  various finds is the fact that many of the ordinary conditions in this country were found to be  quite different from what they had been accustomed to on the other side. To one who has  been long familiar with the galenas of Colorado  or Utah the British Columbia galenas are little  short of marvellous.  In those places the ordinary large cube galena  will run from 5 to 40 oz. in silver, seldom much  higher, while the steel and spangle galenas are  usually an average of 50 % higher value. What  wonder then that the old timer should, shake  his head doubtfully at an almost exactly opposite state of affairs, and be for a time unwilling  to believe that such high grade large cube  galena could be other than isolated cases of  shallow deposits.  But even the most skeptical have been forced  to change their opinion in face of a widening  range of discoveries and added depth of development. The same is true of many other  classes of ores common to this section, and. as  outside capital is now awakened to these facts  it is impossible to foresee any reason why the  predictions of those who know the countrv best  should not be realized, and those predictions are  -that the mining interest of this region is a  lusty infant destined to rapidly grow to giant  strength.  CURRENT   COMMENTS.  If Colonel Baker has not taken the precaution  to have made for himself a pair of knee breeches  the chances are that he will miss the great show  attending the opening of the Imperial Institute  at London. The Prince of Wales has issued  an edict that all attending must wear abbreviated pants. A man with a kodac could secure a  good collection of views of curiously turned  shanks if he was allowed an opportunity at the  opening.  The recent inspection of the business and  dwelling houses by the fire wardens was most  opportune, anticipating as it does the proposed visit to Nelson of the inspectors of the  several fire companies doing business here.  Doubtless many of those who have received  notice to make more secure their chimney-  places had no thought of evading the requirements of the law, and the notice of the wardens  will enable them to understand such. The  wardens will visit every place in the city.  Mining Matters.  A contract has been let to U. P. Anderson by  the  War Eagle Mining  Company  to sink 250  feet and run 350 feet of levels on that mine. The,  work is to be commenced immediately, and by  the terms of the contract must b_ completed by  the first of August.  Mr* Anderson expects a contract with the Le  Roi Company to do 300 feet of work on that  mine, which is situated in the same camp on  Trail Creek.  He will employ a force of fifty men on three  shifts, and will crowd the work forward with  all possible speed.  For the Peml <l*Orcille Bridge.  A train load of material has arrived in Spokane for. the Spokane and Northern bridge over  the Pend cTOreille.    The California Steel Bridge  Company has the contract for construction and  the castings were made by the Dominion Bridge  Company, Montreal. It will be a cantilever  steel structure arid one of the most substantial  in the country.  LIQUOR   LICENSE  APPLICATION.  TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  -*- ^    from date I intend applying to   the   Gold  Commissioner, for a license to sell liquor in my hotel, known as the  Say ward Hotel, situate at Say ward, B.C.  Say ward, B C, May 8, 1893. W. R.POULTON.  NOTICE  TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  J-N 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 2������ miles from its  mouth. The water is to be used to supply the town of  New Denver and any additions thereto.  New Denver, April 20, 1893. 149-8   ARTHUR C. DICK.  Subscribe   for  VICTORIA, B.C.  The p^ily Tiifies  Subscription, $io per annum,  I71 advance.  3  The Weekly Tiifi  Subscription, $2 per annum,  In advance.  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TEMPLEMAN, MANAGER.  -"���������s1"  .^v:                _________._________.-__.. __ wniM . _ t-*jrp���������'- ���������*���������-���������- ���������������������������__������������������ "III-"- ��������� *m ���������-" -"l-l'l *������������������  -,������MI"j-ri-'-,i"---n   ���������     -��������� -IP---1  ��������� l" _������������������*"��������������������������� JTf ������ ��������� I    ��������� --��������� iiMir-���������- -"wr- ���������.-���������.������������������.���������-*���������y-ij-���������--������������������������ ��������� ������������������ -\���������   ���������7-��������� ���������; ���������y"-   1 ���������    '    '~"r-"T���������'"  Notice to Contractors.  qEALED  TENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE  ���������^   undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 31st May, 1893,  for the construction of a Courthouse at Nelson.  Plans and specifications can be seen at Record Office,  Nelson.  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  149-3 Assistant Commissioner Lands and Works  EDUCATION OFFICE,  Victoria, May 3rd, 1892.  TVTOTICE 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 Scbool   Building.  Vancouver In Central School Building.  Kamloops In Public School Building.  Each applicant must forward a notice, thirty days ber  fore the examination, stating the class and grade of certificate for which he will be a candidate, the optional sub?  jects selected, and at which of the above-named places he  will attend.  Every notice of intention to be examined must be acr  companied 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,  149-4 Superintendent of Education.  NOTICE.  A     COURT  OF  ASSIZE,   NISI  PRIUS,   OYER AND  -1--   Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, will be held in  the Town of Ka.slo, in the County of Kootenay, on Friday,  the 2nd day of June, 1893.  By Command,  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th April, 1893. 149-3  A     COURT  OF  ASSIZE,   NISI  PRIUS,   OYER AND  -���������--   Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery will be held at  the Town of Nelson, in the County of Kootenay, on Tues^  day, the 30th day of May, 1893.  By Command,  A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,  Deputy Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th April, 1893. 149-3  NOTICE.  IO   WHOM IT MAY CONCERN  This is to warn the public against negotiating for Lots  25 and 26, Block 13, and Lots 1 and 2, Block 7, in 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. 149-4  ���������������*--''. f."-_li  'VtK**_  .���������������������  ���������pv>T  It  ���������A  t:7  ~~~~  f    -   >,  ;';_1wa >:.- THE  MIKEE:, NELSON.   B.  0:,  SATUEDAY,  MAY 13,   1893.  MARA EXPLAINS HIS ACTIONS  EESPEGTDTG- THE ESTABLISHMENT OP THE  MUCH-NEEDED POET OP ENTEY  l_e Would like to Sec Nelson Made the Fort of  Entry, but Being the Representative of the  Entire District? lias Shown Consideration for the  Component Parts of the Kootenay Country.  While J. A. Mara, M.P.. was in town this  week he took occasion to explain to The Miner  the communications of his which have been  published respecting the establishment of a  port of entry at Nelson.  " If I had acted from personal interest," said  Mr. Mara, " I probably would have persisted in  my efforts to secure a port of entry at Nelson  and nowhere else, as my interests in Nelson are  rather generally known. I took action in this  matter some time before the business men of  the city began to push the subject. In reply to  my first letter urging that Nelson be made a  port of entry I received the following from  Commissioner Parmalee :���������  Customs Department, Canada,  Ottawa,  Nov. 80, 1892.  J. A. Mara, M.P., Ifamloofls, B.C.  Sir,���������Referring to your letter of 8th October  last, recommending that Nelson, B.C., be made  a, port of entry, and that Mr. George Johnstone  be appointed siib-collector of c us ton] s :  This matter has been before the Hon. the  Minister of Customs for consideration, and I am  now instructed by him to advise you that it is  not at present deemed expedient to make Nelson a port of entry, as it is not so situated as to  be considered the best place for the Customs  house in the Kootenay country.  The Department is in communication with the  Government of British Columbia with a view  to obtaining a site for a Customs house nearer  the frontier. .    Ti  I have the honor to be, sir,  Your  obedient servant,  W. S. Parmalee,  Commissioner.  "With respect to my actions since it must be  conceded  that I  am   representing  the   whole  district,   and not  one  section  of it.    I think it  would be a hardship to the people of Kaslo if all  their merchandise from the United States had  to come first to Nelson to be entered.  That the present arrangements are not satisfactory to the company in which I am interested may be seen when I explain t hat the pre-  sent system necessitates the C. &���������!_. Navigation  Company acting not only as carriers but as  customs brokers, pre-paying customs charges,  and then having to wait for the return of the  same in many cases take the chances of not  receiving such charges at all.  Nelson must have a port of entry, but it  remains with the Federal Government to say  just when such necessity shall be supplied. I  do not think that a port of entry at the boundary would meet the present difficulties sufficiently. The establishment of such a port of  entry would occasion considerable delay to the  steamers on Kootenay Lake, and would not be  as convenient to the merchants of Nelson as a  port of entry in this city, but whether the Government will attempt to please both Kaslo and  Nelson by establishing two ports of entry  remains to be seen."  Phenomenal Snow Stories.  Those who sweltered under Saturday's sun  will be at a loss to understand the motives  which prompted one of Nelson's visitors to pen  the following, which was picked up by The  Miner reporter in one of the city hotels :���������  Nelson, B.C., May 6,1893.  Dear Grade,  I am up here in a country that is not very flattering",  standing and looking at the snow. As near as my judgment would carry me it is between twelve and fourteen  feet deep���������  /TAT  ~?������*_<2  Z_������3  The above Townsite is now placed on the  market. f It is situated on the north end of Trout Lake,  - - y  in the famous Lardeau country, which is going to be  one of the richest mining regions in America. Numerous  rich claims have been found close to this townsite,  which will make it the distributing point for an  immense tract of country. It is the only level land on  the north end of the lake. The owners intend to expend  money on streets and other improvements in the spring.  The trail from Lardeau City, on Arrow Lake, to  Kootenay Lake runs through this townsite. For 30  days from date One Hundred Lots will be Sold for  *  a  For Further Particulars Apply to  ci  Offices at Nelson, and Kaslo, B. C.  Or to HENR Y CROFT, Victoria, B. C.  ?*?^:3!?sr^ w  p  !���������> f1'  m  IX  ��������� i fftV ���������������������������������,.��������� _���������_>)���������.,,K_  y  IV';  $!  _J;  !:  r  I  r  i  1"*  !  I!5-  ���������____���������*<������������������,.".   st,~i..fT\-ra������x*tr r^y, rnm  ll  6  THE MINEE:  NELSON, B.C.,  SATUEDAY MAY 13, 1893.  THEEE POKES NOTES.  Arrangements   Will  be   Made  for an Efficient Mail  Service This Summer.  O. Bo wen,   of  the  Three Forks hotel,  was in  Nelson   on   Thursday making purchases for the  boss hotel  of   West  Kootenay.    Owing to the  bad condition of the road the stage has been off  for the past ten days.    It is expected, however,  that the  trail  will   be passable within a week.  It is already  in   good  shape from Kaslo to the  Fifteen Mile House.    From   this  point  to Bear  Lake the road is in rather bad  shape, and from  Bear Lake  to the Forks the road has yet to be  made, or rather,  converted from a winter road  to a summer road.  A movement is on foot to secure a mail service between Kaslo and the Three Forks hotel.  If nothing else can be done the mail will be  carried by a private carrier employed by those  directly benefitted.  Bo wen reports the outlook very bright for  the coming season. There are already several  mining men in the district, He also, reports a  good strike on the Stai within a few miles from  Three Forks. ' Men at work on this claim have  widened the ledge to five and a half feet of solid  galena.   Washington looking Well.  George Clark, who is managing the Washington mine, is down in Kaslo for a short time. He  reports   everything as  being  favorable in and  about the property. A short gang of men is  being worked just at present owing to the difficulty in getting in sufficient supplies to keep  them going. There were sixteen men at work  when he left.  Work on the long lower tunnel is being  pushed. This will tap the run at a depth of  some 250 feet, and when finishod will demonstrate clearly the permanent nature of the ore  body. This, Mr. Clark says, is in the form of  chutes which run down very uniformly. A con- ,  siderable amount of stoping has been carried on  both on the first and second levels, and this will  be continued as soon as possible.  \(.  The   Best  is   the   Cheapest."  We  represent the  Best Makers of  HE5NTZMAN,  BELL,   AND  SINGER.  Pianos,  Organs, and  Sewing Machines  j  (Notary Public.)  r  Mining and Eeal Estate  ISew <!oal Fields Near Plai-nper's Pass.  A  coal  syndicate has been formed to operate  on   Mayne   Island,   where   strong   indications  have  recently   been discovered.     The   head.of  the enterprise is W. H. Mawdsley.  Attention   was first called to the coal in ques-.  * tion   on   Mayne  Island   by  the ...discoveries-  at  Saturna  Island,   where   every available acre of  land   has  been   taken   up,  and  prospectors are  now   working to see what can be done.    A  diamond drill is  being used, and the results so far  are satisfactory.      Saturna Island is in a direct  line with  Mayne Island,   and only a short distance away.      The  experts'who have "made the  preliminary   examinations  report  that On the  latter island the indications are  better  than on  Saturna,   and   there  is   every reason to believe  .the'outcome of the more extensive prospecting  work which is to be done at once will be to confirm the present expectations and predictions.  Getting-'Up Country.  A  number   of   small   craft   have  left Kaslo  lately loaded with parties of prospectors bound  for the *'upper country." The Duncan river  region will be thoroughly tramped over by the  time the snow flies next fall.  b        B   _ a  ARCHITECT   AND   SUPERINTENDENT,  Plans, Specifications, and ^Detail  Drawings Furnished.  Josephine Street, near Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  Nelson Hotel Eestuarant  A carefully prepared menu, under the supervision of a  first-class chef.     Sunday dinner at six o'clock.  DURKIN & LYALL, Proprietors.  TURNER BROS.  500 copies of Sheet Music just arrived.  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  REPRESENTING  Lhc Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  ESTABLISHED 1885.  Manufacturer and Importer  of-all Grades of  JTo. 1, JOSEPHINE. STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  Lots for Sale in  B     B  B BB  Carpets, Oilcloths, Linoleums,  Window Shades, etc.  .  WHOLESALE   ONLY.  28-23   CORDOVA   STREET,  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Telephone 52.  Double  Dressed,  Single   Dressed,  SHIPLAP,  CEILING,  LATHS,  RUSTIC,  FLOORING,  SHINGLES,  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWAKDS  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 limes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Eeal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  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''  "'"BUILDING  TO  CONTRACTORS  \9  Corner Lake and Ward Sts.,   Nelson, B.C.  JITS'71  ���������i  ARRIVED  At Robson.  BE    HERE  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Kevelstoke,  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 'Pi^iios.-;and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE:  No. 4 Houston' *_ Snk Building, Josephine .'Street.  NELSON  First  of the Season  PROPRIETORS.  Imported and Domestic Cigars;  Etc.  HUDSON'S BAY COMPY  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGENTS FOR  Hiram Walker & Son's,       __,,       Fort Garry Flour Mills,  Limited, ana Manitoba.  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.   Offioe with Wilson & Perdue.  T I A T E  Address,   Nelson  or  Kaslo, B. 0.  isT-ULSonsr.    _3_ o.  Office :   Victoria Strej THEMBffiK:  NELSON,  B.C.,  SATUEDAY MAY13, 1893.  THE - WHEELS  BEGIN  TO   GO  SOUTH KOOTENAY'S EOAED OP TRADE HAS  ITS MACHINERY BEADY NOW  The First Move of the Koard Will he to Secure if  Possible n JEetter Mail Service Between Nelson  and the Other Points on I���������il<e Kootenay���������One  That Will ������et Mail Here in Daylight.  The first annual general meeting of the South  Kootenay Board of Trade has proved to he even  longer than its title. It was commenced several  weeks ago and only terminated on Wednesday  afternoon.  The last session was remarkahly quiet for a  South Kootenay Board of Trade meeting, but  the business of a trio of storming sessions was  despatched in a few minutes, and the Board has  now its complement of officers, and its machinery has been set in motion to conserve the  interests of the District for which it was  formed.  President Lemon was behind his little table,  and Secretary Bigelowr was also at his post at.  the hour appointed. The attendance included  Dr. LaBau, A. H. Buchanan, J. A. Turner, John  Gibson, John Houston, F. J. Squires, J. E. B.  Turner, J. Fred, Hume, A. D. Ackenhead, G. W.  Richardson, J. A. Gilker, W. Ii. Rolfe, Edward  Applewhaite, G. C. Hunt, W.J. Wilson, Dr.  Arthur,   G. V. Holt,   John   Hirsch, and  W. E.  Mann.  Previous to the reading of the minutes of  previous meetings their legality was discussed,  and despite the legal opinion obtained to the  contrary, it was decided that the meetings had  been legal, as the adjournments had been made  subject to the convenience of the people of  Kaslo, and were held subject only to such consideration. ���������.. ��������� '  The minutes were then read and approved,  and as business arising out of mihiites, the  applications for membership from Harold  Selous, A. J. Marks, R. A. Ren wick, and A. W.  Wood were considered, and being balloted for  the applicants were declared duly elected.  The applications for membership from Geo.  H. Keefer and George R. Robson were also cen-  sidered after the Council had reported favor-  Ably upon  them,   and they  too were added to  the membership, __���������..���������'������������������_  The resignations of the officers of the Board  were not considered, save that of the vice-  president, J. Fred. Hume, A motion to accept  this resignation was voted down, but on Mr.  Hume's requesting a second time that he be  allowed to withdraw in favor of some outside  member his resignation was accepted.  To fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation J. Fred. Hume moved that the vacancy be  filled   by   H.   Geigerich.    This  being  duly  seconded and in accordance with the spirit of the ���������  meeting the nominee was declared elected.  Messrs. Buchanan and Hunt tendered their  resignations as members of the Oouncil, but  such were not accepted,  and they still continue  on the Council. -������������������������������������������������������<  J A. Turner  moved  that  the four vacancies  on  the  Council he filled   by J. D. Marsden, of  Pilot Bay, F. H. Hopkins, John A. Watson and  Robert Green. . .  Dr.   Arthur seconded the   motion,   and  the  nominees were declared elected members of the  Council. _^       _     ���������  .   ...  To fill the vacancies On the Board of Arbitration Mr. Hume nominated J. B. Wilson, R. J.  Bealey, R. E. Green, J. M. Burke, A. L. Davenport   and W.   E.  Mann,   and_the  same   were  elected.  The Council received its first business problem  a few minutes after. This was to take immediate steps to secure a more adequate mail  service on Kootenay Lake. The motion was  made by John Houston, his object being to  secure, if possible, a daily service between  points on Kootenay Lake, or at least a service  by which  the mails would arrive at and depart  from Nelson and other points in daylight. The  resolution also contains a clause seeking the improvement of the mail service to and from  New Denver via Kaslo. The Board committed  the. charge to the Council, and shortly after the  memorable first annual meeting of the South  Kootenay Board of Trade was adjourned and  became a thing of the past.  Knights of Pythias.  All interested in the formation of a new lodge  of this order are invited to attend a meeting in  the Foresters'hall on the evening of May 23, at 8  o'clock, All are most cordially, invited to  attend, The Grand Chancellor of.the Province  will be in attendance, and will address the  sojourning Knights and those interested in the  formation of a lodge.   ..  _____::__  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  KASLO; B. C.  LUMBER, ROUGH AND DRESSED,  SHINGLES; LATHS; MOULDINGS,  SASH, DOORS, GIG-SAW WORK,  TURNING-LATHE WORK.  -   ON   HAND   OR   MADE   TO  ORDER   -  The Best of Shipping Facilities.   300.00   feet of Lumber in  the Nelson Lumber Yard. .  G. ������. BlJCHASASI.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  (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  treets. 1S*  j. A. KIRK  J. F.  P.ITCHIK  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.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.    Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands   and   Mining   Claims  Handled  on Commission.  N  OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  City op Kootenay Land and Improvement Company  (Limited Liability)  Intend to apply at the expiration of three inonths from  the first publication of this notice for an order-iri-Council  changing    the   name   of  the  said   Company   to " Tins  Ko "   ��������� ' ~ -  /"wriitriXT A ~*T -T-. a >_  ux_isiix_AND AND IMPROVEMENT   COMPANY,   Limited  Liability."  Dated this 11th day of April, A .D. 1893.  BOD WELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the City of Kootenay Land and Improvement Coin pan y, Limited Liability. 146-13   = .���������������������������.��������� .���������     o.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATION.  TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  1M from date I intend to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a liquor license for my hotel, situate at  Kaslo, on A avenue. W. J. STEVENSON, Kaslo.  Nelson, B.C., April 18, 1893.    " -       .146-4  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATION.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  after date I intend to apply to the Gold Com missioner  for a liquor license for my hotel, situate v,t Lardo.  r' P   F  RYAN  * Nelson, B.C., April 5, 1893. '     ' 146-4  TIMBER   LICENSE   APPLICATION.  ���������RTOTICE IS-HEREBY GIVEN THAT,THIRTY DAYS  Vi after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief  Commissioner of Lands and.Works for a license to cut and  carry away timber on the following described land : On  the east side of Slocan Lake, West Kootenay District.B.C;  viz.: Commencing at a stake placed 1������ miles south-cast of  New Denver, thence 250 chains in a" south-west course,  thence 80 chains in a westerly course, thence 250 chains in  a northerly course, thence 40 chains to the place of commencement, containing 1000 acres more or less.  S. M. WHARTON.  New Denver, B.C., October 4,1892.      - 1464  LIQUOR   LICENSE APPLICATION.  "jVT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  iN from date I intend applying to the ��������� Gold Commissioner, for a license to sell liquor in my hotel; situate at the  south end of Trout Lake where the Government trail goes  to the Lake. -    '      : .  April 1,1893. .       ���������   H.P.JACKSON.  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.  April 1, 1893. A. C. PEARSON.  A YOUNG MAN WITH FIFTEEN YEAR'S EXPERIENCE in business, and now manager of a first:elass  general store in,the N. W. T. wishes to communicate with  some live man who is willing to furnish half the capital  required to open up a store in some important town of  Kootenay, B.C.   Address J., care of The Miner.  LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATION.  T\TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIRTY DAYS  lx    from date I intend to apply to the' Gold Commissioner  for a license to sell liquor at ray hotel situate at the town-  site of Say ward. F. C.ALLAN.  Nelson, April 25, 1893. 144-4  . ;.::���������';���������'' .' .   NOTICE.  rpo   ALL   WHOM   IT   MAY   CONCERN.  Iu. compliance with the terms of the articles of incorporation of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society  the first directors of the above Society to call a meeting of  all subscribers who have contributed $10 and upwards  toward the building fund, on v  . ' ������ ' ' Monday, May 22, at 2 p.m.,  In room  1, Houston block,  for the purpose of electing  twelve directors for the Kootenay Lake General Hospital  S0Ciety' E. C. ARTHUR,  D. LaBAU,  J;  FRFD.  HUME,  Ti. RLKMON,  .JOHN   HAMILTON,  LI. W. YUJLL,  First Directors of the Kootunny Lake Gc.jcml  Hospital Society.  . Nelson, April 25, 1893.  QjTAA WILL BUY A FIRST-CLASS DAILY  -v^OiJUU Newspaper outfit., including power press,  engine and boiler, 5 h.p.; used in Victoria in publishing a  da.!iy paper ; original cos:, ������7,509.' Particulars at Thk  MinYj* Office.  R. .0. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  ETALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on.   All assays undertaken.    Fur-  mees   and   concentrating   pla-tts   planned   and   erected.  Treatment for ores given.    Ores  bought and  sold.    Box  731, Vancouver, B. C.    Terms cash.  ���������   n  v B  _  J?*"^^.-?.^*^!^^^*^^  s^ggsn^.^^  .  - ���������   L      ������JX..-XrVi.^. fig si.--  Hi1  . &  8  THE MINEE:  NELSON.  B.-0:, SATUEDAY,  MAY 13, 1893.  STEANGE  FEEAKS OF FANCY  PLAY SAD HAVOC WITH THE GOOD SENSE  OF THE KASLO CONTINGENT  They all Sign a Report of a Caucus and J_a������el Their  ^    Doings   "Minutes   of the South Kootenay Board  of Trade,"  in   Which  They  Credit  Theniseive*  With Doing Many Strange Things.  There are many* fertile minds distributed  among the membership of the South Kootenay  Board of Trade.  Those who attended the Board's meeting in  the Houston block on the evening of Wednesday, May 8, and waited after the meeting was  adjourned to see the lights put out and the  hoard room closed will doubtless be at a loss to  understand the flights of fancy which prompted  the Kaslo people to enclose the following to  Secretary Bigelow in a registered letter this  week :  Nelson, B.C., May 3,1893.  George A. Bigelow, Esq.,  Secretary South Kootenay Board of Trade,  Nelson, B.C.  My dear Sir,���������After the President and Secretary had left their chairs and the room this  evening, the following minutes were had, and  we beg to transmit them to you herewith for  record in the minute book of the Board :  "Mr. Baillie arose and said, * I draw the  attention of the members to the fact that  neither the president, vice-president, nor any  member of the council is present, and I move.  that R. F. Green be elected chairman pro tern.'  "Seconded by John O. Davenport and carried  unanimously.  ** Mr. Retallack drew the attention of the  meeting to ihe fact that the secretary was not  present and moved, seconded by Mr. Musgrove,  that F. H. Hopkins be elected secretary pro  tern.    Carried.  ." W. E. Mann moved, seconded by John M.  Burke, that this annual meeting adjourn to  meet again on May 10th at 8 o'clock p.m. at the  Slocan Hotel in the City of Kaslo for.the transaction of unfinished business or any other business that may come before the meeting.  Carried. /  ���������' R. F. Green, chairman pro tern.  " F. H. Hopkins, secretary pro tern."  In this connection it may be well to remember that when the President and Secretary left  their seats the room was cleared and the lights  extinguished, the meeting having been formally  adjourned.  It must be admitted that the Kaslo contingent were at liberty to hold a love feast or anything el,se they desired at the Hotel Phair, but  su ch could not be cal 1 ed a m eet i n g.  It is worthy of note that the Kaslo Examiner  deemed it necessary to append the signatures of  thirty-nine members to its report of the alleged  proceedings of the South Kootenay Board of  Trade in order to make it go down and complete  its deception of its readers.  Alexander Muir, of Nanaimo, has cast in his  lot with Nelson and is now on the lookout for  general accounting, in which line he has had  many years'experience.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45.  Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets  TWO   NEW  FIRE-PROOF   SAFES  ( J. & J. Taylor.)  Can be seen at the C.P.R. Freight Shed.  For further particulars apply to  O.  HA5V3BER,  Local Agent for J. &. J. Taylor Safe Works  __  THE ELDORADO OF BRITISH COLUMBIA  RA^WAYethichaw,Jl?sLy IH ������>"lediate construction of the Nakusp & Slogan  ROUTE  CAN   POSSIBLY  Thirty-five miles of railway from Nakusp will tap the whole of the mines of the  Slocan District, and the Ores are bound to come out by the Natural Gateway,  via Nakusp to the general welfare and prosperity of the Province.  LOOK  AT   THE  A Provincial Railway Charter and Subsidy and a Dominion Railway Charter  have been obtained for the Nakusp & Slocan Railway, and the Canadian Pacific  Railwny Company have entered into an agreement to lease and operate the railway for twenty-five years. There can be no doubt as to the importance of  Nakusp���������the Gateway of the Slocan Country either from the North or South,  and the principal shipping and distributing point for ail the district tributary to,  Slocan Lake.  GONOE  Now in contemplation, consequent on the definite settlement of the Railway  c;i������*ticr. _le _-__T������i _:��������� Slocan Railway will be built with a rush  right into the heart of the Mines. See Wardner's and other experts' estimates  of the production of Slocan Mines in the press. All this now assured is directlv  tributary to the Nakusp &jSlocan Railway.  LOTS   WILL   BE   PUT   ON   THE   IVSARKET  on   April 20th at  old  prices,   but  will  be advanced 20%  on   May  1st.  c^-  G-eneral Agents,  Vancouver, B.C.  THREE FORKS  E. 0. OAEPEOTEE, 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 Rates for Weekly Boarders.  Privafte Rooms for Transient Guests.  (,  There is no law against wearing  Good Clothes  TS'   HOTEL,  RESTAURANT AND LUNCH COUNTER  Meals at all Hours  of .lie  Day an������l   NtgMt.  15-i-tt  Cold and Hot Luncheon.  Now ready for business.  One and all, call and see me.  BEN EDINGTON, Proprietor.  W. M. MACKINNON, 0. E.  (Ass. Mem. Inst. C. E.)  Water Supply, Irrigation, Water  Power,   Bridges  Structural Iron Work, Etc.  Office corner Homer and Cordova sts.,  VANCOUVER. B. C.  133-tf  Spring   Suitings,  Overcoatings  Pan tings,  We carry  a   complete  stock. Prices moderate.  And you will get a good  fit,   which  you  seldom  get when  you  purchase  Readymade Clothing  from Eastern dealers who profess to make your  Suits to order.  O    "W.   IB  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.  PROVINCIAL ~:~ LAND ~;~ SURVEYOR,  BALFOUE,   IB-   C_  Telephone Connection.  Merchant Tailor, Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.  ___ 2___.__._sr    Xi_53_A__sr  Plasterer and Bricklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  pi���������  wmi  SAUE  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box 47, Nelson.  i\  -.  II  ^gta___g_siii������iffl^  mm THE MINEE :  NELSON, B. 0.,  SATUEDAY MAY 13, 1893.  LOCATED ON THE COLU  CREEK, ABOUT TWO  PEND    D'OREILLE   RIVE  ILES   NORTH   OF  THE  The Junction  of River  with Railway  Transportation. ..'.'..  The��������� Supply  Point  of the Southern  end  of the  Nelson &  Fort Sheppard Railway,  now  under Constructed, and for the Mining Dirtricts of Trail Creek, Beaver Creek, Sheep  Creek, Sheppard Creek, Salmon River, and the Pend d'Oreille.  Persons Desiring Locations for Immediate  Building  Can  Have  Choice  of alternate Lots  at $150 for Corners and $100 for Inside Lots, on and after  Tuesday, April 24th.  ^_-_^'  Application to be  Made on the Ground,  PRIDAY EVENING'S CGNGEET.  The Ladies' Aid Society of the Presbyterian Cuurcl*  Provide a tiood jSnlerlaiiimeiit.  Those who attended the conceit and icercrea'm  social in the Presbyterian church have every  reason to feel satisfied with themselves-having  spent a very pleasant evening.  The   musical portion of. evenings''programme  was  a pleasant 'surpise to all the vocalists hav-  chosen songs which all were familiar with and  they consequently had an appreciative audience,  the numbersof Messrs. Chadbourn and Roberts  being   especially   meritorjous.     This   was   the  evening's programme:  Glee���������There is a Tavern in the town.. Mr. Muir and Chorus  Duet���������Larboard Watch... .;  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ,  Mr. Chadbourne and Capt. Roberts  <   Solo-True Till Death....... . = .................. .Mr.^alleau  Character Song���������Chinese, in costmne.......    ���������  E. C. Hunt  Glee���������Massa's in de Cold Ground.. Mr. Mills and Chorus  Instrumental Solo ........���������;...... P. T. B. Turner  Song���������Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep ..... Capt. Roberts  Recitation���������Kootenay's Outlook in Heaven..Mr. O'Farrell  Glee    " Kasio's Lament,". Mr. Mills and Chorus  Song���������Margeuite ��������� -Mr. Chadbourne  Duet���������What are the Wild Waves Saying.... i  Messrs. Chadbourn and Roberts.  Glee���������Bull Frog McKay and Chadbourne and Chorus  S)lo���������The Better Land James Turner  Glee-Much, Muf h  Mr. McKay and Chorus  Song���������London Bridge ���������  -Capt,   Roberts  Instrumental P. T. B. Turner  The chorus was composed of the following  quintette :���������Messrs. Chadbourn, Mills, Muir,  McKay and Wood. The refreshments served  by the ladies were thoroughly enjoyed.  Below is given the topical song, " Kasio's  Lament," which was well received :  KASLO'S  LAMENT.  Gone are the days when all was booming gay  Gone are our friends with their money���������all away :  Going from the town to a better place, we know,  Can't you hear the gentle wail of " poor Kaslo."  CHORUS.  We're going ; we're going ; for our purse is very low���������  We only want the Board of Trade to boom Kaslo.  JOSHUA    DA VIES.  Why should we weep 'cause Nelson had the spade  That buried us so deep, while they kept the Board of  Trade  Why should we sigh when they baat us at the go ?  Can't you hear the woeful wail of " Poor Kaslo."  Where are the chaps who sent us on this spree ?  The fakirs so sweet, so merry and so free  Going to the town where we'll all have to go ;  Can't you hear the mournful wail of " Poor Kaslo."  METHODISTS   IN   SESSION.  Rev. J. Turner is Sent on to Westminster as a Mem-,  her of the Stationing Committee.  The annual district meet ing of the Kamloops  District of the Methodist church, which was  convened in Kamloops on May 3, is now .a thing  of the past. .  The roll call was responded to by the following clergymen :~T. W. Hall, Kamloops ; C.  Ladner, Revelstoke ; J. Calvert, Nicola ; J.  Turner, Nelson ; A. J. Gaebel, Clinton ; D. D.  Birks, Salmon Arm ; J. Neville, Vernon ; A.K.  Sharp, Similkameen ; P. V. Smith, Ainsworth ;  J. P. Hicks, Enderby.  The probationers were given their theological  examination for the ministry during the first  day and all of them were pronounced satisfactory.  The statistical returns were gratifying. A  consideiable increase in church membership  was reported. Three or four Sunday schools  have been orgauized, and three new churches  have been built, one at Ainsworth, one at  Armstrong, and one at Vernon, now nearly  completed.  The work of the church throughout the district shows healthy development and growth.  An additional minister is asked for the Nelson  and Slocan, and one for Okanag'an Mission.  The following were elected to the - several  committees of the conference which met at New  Westminster on Thursday.:���������Rev. C. Ladner,  Sunday  School   committee ;    Rev. j.   Calvert,  Church League committee ; Rev. J. Turner,  Stationing committee. The lay representativea,  to conference were D. Curtis, D. Robson, C. C.  Fisher, C. Lindmark. G. O. Buchanan was appointed to attend the meeting of the confeieace  missionary committee in October.  In view of the probable removal of Rev.T.W.  Hall to the Coast Rev. J. Turner, of this city,  moved a kindly worded resolution to that  gentleman, expressive of the esteem iri which he  is held by his fellow-workers.  Rev. Mr. Hall  responded in fftting language.  STILL ANOTHER SYNDICATE  Fays Its Money Against the Cltance of   Not Getting  Rich at Placer WorMng.  Another organization to carry on hydraulic  mining for gold on the Fraser River has been  formed in Vancouver, known as the Lytton  Hydraulic Mining Syndicate. The capital stock  is placed at $70,000.  The   syndicate    is   organized   to   work    the  benches contiguous to the ground owned by the  Van Winkle Hydraulic Company. The syndicate acquires three leases for 480 aores, situate  at the junction of the Fraser and Thompson  rivers. It has secured 3,000 miners' inches of  water from Styrne Creek. The first and most  important work to be undertaken by the syndi-  cete will be to run an adit from the high water  mark in the Fraser River through the benches  into the old channel of the river, which has been  located by a shaft sunk on the bench.  Kasio's   Enterprise.  If  there were any doubts in people's minds in  regard  to  Kasio's enterprise they must be dispelled by that city's attempt to take the South  Kootenay Board of Trade away from Nelson.  We have heard of the theft of county seats,  saw mills, wells, red hot stoves and other odd  things, but we believe it remained for Kaslo to  endeavor to steal a board of trade.���������Victoria  Times. Kf  , i'.-*r  hi.  I.  1  10  THE M_JEK: NELSON.  B.  C���������  SATUEDAY,  MAY 13,  1893.  I  1  I  m  T'.i?  I' >"  -v&_  .&-  Dealers, in Dry Goods, G-roceries, Provisions,-Canned G-oods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department,, and the nublic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect G-oods  and compare Prices.  johinT ____.. Tirr_E:__ssr_E_i_E_- _svcg-_r.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON, B. 0,  OTTME XOCA1L CHAPTERS.  In   Which  Everyone  is   Made Acquainted with tlie  Movements of Everyho���������ly Else.  " Pure Gold " Roberts, of Toronto, was in  the city this week.  John J. Doran, "Collars and Cuffs," Montreal,  was in the Kootenay country this week.  A. A. Shaw, representing G. C. Shaw & Co.,  Victoria, was in the city this week.  Chas. Waterman has taken the position wTith  the Bank of B.C. until recently held by George  Woods.  C. Harnber is in Kaslo this week in connection with his insurance business. He may visit  Duncan before returning to Nelson.  S. A. Roberts, P.L.S. andD.L.S., has removed  to Trout Lake City, where he will be prepared  for professional duties. He will go into the  Trout  Lake country    by way of   Thompson's  , Landing.  , H.  M.  Beattie,   who has  been  with Weiler  Bros.,  furniture dealers,   Victoria,, is   looking  about in  the Kootenay country, and there is a  strong possibility of his opening up a .furniture  "store in Nelson.  ���������?Dr. Rogers, of Kaslo, was in Nelson this .week  on his return journey from Victoria, where he  had been taking the formal examination that is  necessary in a certificate transfer from Ontario  to British Columbia.  Archie M. Johnson, late with the firm of  Drake, Jackson & Helmcken, Victoria, arrived  in Nelson this week. He will resume his studies  for the legal profession with J. H. Bowes, B.A.  Mr. Johnson is a son of E. M. Johnson, the Victoria real estate broker.  Assize Court.  The Court of __ssize for the Kootenay District  will hold sittings in Nelson on May 30th, and m  Kaslo on June 2nd.  Tenders for the Courthouse.   -  Tenders have been called  for building   the  courthouse at Nelson, for the erection of which  the Provincial Government  has  set aside an  appropriation of $9,000.  Vernon Needs a liOan.  The city of Vernon  has authorized its Mayor  and Council by a  " Temporary Loan By-Law,"  to borrow $2,000,  interest not exceeding eight  per cent., to meet the current legal expenses of  the corporation.  THE FIBST BATCH LOCATED.  Tlie Fisli tlie Fire Wardens Caught in their Net This  Week.  In accordance with their promise Messrs.  George A. Bigelow and J. Fred. Hume, of the  Board of Fire Wardens, made a visit-of inspection to ascertain who were not complying with  the regulations governing the prevention of fire  in Nelson, and the result of their labors indicate  that it was about time that they had got their  move on.  The day following their visit the following  I  were notified  that they must mend their ways  of running stovepipes out of their buildings :  Hanson & Bloomberg, c    _  Thomas Ward,  P. J. Farley,  Graham & Taylor,  T. B. May,  Merchants' Hotel,  The Miner,  Fred. Squire,  J. Mathewson.  Those notified will do well to pay attention to  the instructions of the fire wardens, as there  will be nothing gained by monkeying with  them, the board being prepared to prosecute"  those treating their instructions with indifference*  Things iScginning to Move.  A letter to G. C. Tunstall, gold commissioner, -  from  Sam Macartney, one of the owners of the  cinnabar property near Savono, states that Mr.  Christie and he have given a 30-day option to a  strong syndicate of men from Vancouver and  Spokane Falls. The company will in all probability be incorporated before the 1st of June,  and then work will commence in good shape.  Mr. Macartney also says the copper claims on  Copper creek are beginning to look much better.  Native copper is getting more plentiful in the  Caledonia as the work of sinking goes on.���������  Inland Sentinel.   The Midsummer Exams.  The annual  examinations for Public School  teachers' certificates will commence this year on  Tuesday, July _th, at 9a.m.,   in Victoria at the  High  School   building ;   in  Vancouver at the  Central school ; in Westminster, at the Public  school, and in Kamloops at the Public school.  Ven. Archdeacon Scriven, M.A., John Anderson, B.A., Rev. P. McF. McLeod, and Rev. W.  D. Barber, M.A., have been appointed examiners to act with S. D. Pope, Superintendent of  Education, in conducting the examinations.  The Atlas Manager Coming:.  C. Harnber, local agent of the Atlas Assurance Company, is responsible for the statement  that Matthew C. Hinshaw, Canadian manager  of the above company, will be in Nelson in a.  few days to inspect his company's risks  throughout the districts. As Mr. Hinshaw will  be followed by the managers and inspector of  other companies it may be well for Nelson's  citizens to get ready to receive them.  THE CUMBE������LA-TD SHOWING-.  iteports Conic that Eighteen Inches of Solid Galena  Was Encountered.  Neil Gethings, who arrived in town this week,  brought the report of a fine showing on the  Cumberland claim, near New Denver.  This   property  is   owned   by   Messrs.  Mac-  naughton, Whittaker and Clair, and failing to  sell it, some time ago they decided to see what  was in it.  Gethings reports that the tunnel has been  run in about 100 feet continuously on the ledge  and at 100 feet they cameupon 10 inches of solid  galena.  An assay on the ore is reported to have gone  away up, but. the owners do not expect it to  run more than 150 ounces.  Gethings also reports that in opening up the  Alpha in a new place a four foot ledge of almost  solid galena was uncovered. The, Alpha is  close to Four Mile City.  - THE SI&YER KINtt DEAL.  There were rumors going round this week to  the effect that fresh assurances had been received  respecting the disposal of the Silver King, but  the wish in this case was evidently father to the  thought. Everyone in Nelson is confident that  an arrangement has been arrived at by which  the mine will be worked this summer, but no  one has received anything in the way of additional confirmation of such belief.  The New Denver Townsite.  The latest phase of the New Denver Townsite  muddle is the report that the properly in dispute  has  been awarded to Angus McGillivray.  This report is based upon a telegram, which, it  is said, was received by the residents of New  Denver in answer to their petition praying that  the townsite dispute be set right one way or  another. _���������This telegram comes, it is said, from  the Premier himself, and reads :  Victoria, B.C., May 5, 1893.  W. C. McKinnon, New Denver.  McGillivray's claim has been granted.        Theo. Davie.  Clothing on the Way.  F. J. Squire has just" been advised that his  second consignment of tweeds, worsteds and  serges is at Robson and will be here to-morrow,  A New iSrewery for Nelson.  Messrs.   Riesterer &  Co,,   have  purchased  a  site for a  brewery  on   Mill street at its intersection by Ward creek.    They will have a brew  in six weeks.  ALEXANDER   MUIR,  ACCOUNTANT,   ETC.  Nelson, B. C., May 12th, 1893  Ge7itlemen,���������-/ am*in the field with a record as a  reliable accountant.     < Have had ma?iy years'.experience.     Do you want your books written up, balanced.,  audited or'posted ?  I have  take?i  itp   temporarary  quarters   in   The  Miner block. Yours  respectfully,  ALEX.  MUIR.  COR.  BAKER AND   WARD   STREETS.  AT ALL HOURS, DAY OR MIGHfiT  MES. W.C.PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  SfflSRSafflBBHasass���������i������aii<OT���������������"


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