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 Wfk  ���������'#  ���������!'. '>������������������>���������'  |i -.  *���������  ������������������������*  tan  , 'I  ��������� ''���������I  i ���������  /J*  L    tfct^*  fwfailfti&titiMamm  'W  M  V,'  ���������v.;  '���������Jf.  ������"V?'  .*"���������  I. ������������������''���������'  .*'  i'O-'-'.  I*.  ^  The Mines iu  Stootenay are Among  flic I_ic_test in  America.  Tlie Ores are  BfigEi-^rafle In CJoldi,  Silver, Copper,  as__[ S<ead_  NTJMBEE 122.  NELSON  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,  SATUEDAY,  NOVEMBEE  5,   1892.  A YEAE  KAIHWAW   DEVELOPMENT   OF   WEST   HLOOTENAV.  The railway development of West Kootenay  is a knotty subject.    It is the knottiest subject  we ever handled.    There are 2500 men  in  this  country   at. least,  and  we do  not exaggerate  when we state that there are 2500 different railway schemes afloat, discounting those which  the authorities of the 0. P; R., the Spokane &  Northern and the Great Northern may have in  their hearts.    The people of Vancouver want to  pull the ore traffic of this country to Vancouver,  the Spokane people want to pull it to Spokane,  and each of the inhabitants of West Kootenay  wants to pull it to his particular townsite, (we  do not refer, of course, to the townsite which  he owns���������he is sure to own at least one���������but to  the townsite he lives in) and the C. P. R. wants  to pull it���������a higher power alone knows where.  It is with the greatest diffidence we approach  this  subject  at all.    In making one friend the  risk of making 2499 enemies is to be carefully,  considered.    But  to speak seriously, there are  only two questions to be asked and answered  and the problem is solved, "What  is  the best  market for our ores?" and "What is the,easiest   method   of   getting them   there?"   As  to  the first of these  questions this may  be said,  that  at present there is only one market for  West Kootenay ores, and that is on the American side of the line.    Will there ever.be a domestic   market?     That  entirely" "depends.     If,  cheap fuel can be shipped into West Kootenay.  and smelting made a profitable industry on the  spot, there will be a good market for the ores  right on Kootenay lake.    But there is one thing  certain.    The C P. R. and all its hosts cannot  divert the mineral  traffic of  this .country  to  their present main line. ~ Their vacillating, feeble  and shuffling policy of this year has arisen from  the fact  that they thought they could.    They  cannot do it.    To drag the ore of this country,  at great profit to themselves?, to some impracticable if not mythical point in the north is impossible in the face of the ready made market/  and easy outlet to the south.    We believe that  the C. P. R. officials are now convinced of this j  fact; if they are riot, they ought to be.    They  have had several rude reminders of it this summer.    Kaslo has been built up and is prospering  because of its southern outlet; Nelson is looking  to  its southern outlet; Nakusp, that puny infant of the  C. P. R.'s has almost had*the life  crushed out of it by the obstacles in the way of  hauling ore north, and even Nakusp has never  haudled a pound of ore except to ship it south.  Slocan lake has been a bye-word and a laughing  stock to  the inhabitants of Kaslo because its  only present outlet is to the north.    In the face  of all this, if there are any men in power over  the policy of the C. P. R. who still believe that  ore from this country can be shipped over the  main line, they must be afflicted with incipient  brain   softening;    The  question  then,  resolves  itself into  this:    Is the C. P. R.  to  develop a  local market for West Kootenay  ores; or are  those ores to be shipped oyer American lines to  American smelters?   That is the clear issue and  there is no wi&y of getting round it.    It is obviously to the @. P. R.'s advantage to establish a  local market.    Its  directors and chiefs, if they  can claim to be anything more than red tape  officials, must look at  West   Kootenay not so  much as a country likely to yield a large mineral  traffic, but as a "rich and promising section of  Canada whose general prosperity will directly  and indirectly bring large returns to the company's coffers.    And they must  be aware that  given a centre, given smelting a cheap and profitable industry, given a terminal point with facilities for the distribution.of supplies, and West  Kootenay must become a country whose internal  development  will  stimulate  the whole  of  Canada, lead to the opening up of Britisn Co  lumbia's rich mineral deposits in other places,  and result in a great increase of business to thg  railway system of the company.    But what apparently they will not see, cannot be made to  see, is that a policy of decentralisation in West  Kootenay means the loss of her "wealth to Canada.    Let them build a line from Nakusp to the  head of Slocan lake, and what will be the result?   The line may handle some of the Slocan  ore,  but only to ship it  to Little Dalles and  thence to American smelters.    Such a line as  this would be .the consummation of the C P.  R.'s folly in West Kootenay.   Isolated and solitary, it could not for a single day compete with  the  water carriage route to Nelson  by  Kaslo  and then south to the smelters over the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard   railway;  and   yet  a whole  season has been lost in the fond contemplation  of this useless road, apparently under the delusion that it was an important link in a chain  between   the   mines and Revelstoke,  a   chain  which, were it complete, could not stand for a  moment against the strain caused by the completion of American roads.    By all means let  us have connection with Revelstoke, but let us  first have a rational system of marketing our  ores, and that is what a connection with Revelstoke would not give  us.    Of course we  must  not be understood to say that a road from Nakusp to Slocan lake would not be a great, boon  to West Kootenay (and the same is true of a  road from Revelstoke to the Arrow lakes);  but  it would only be a boon through giving us better  communication  with  our  eastern   centres and  .better facilities  for shipping in goods; but so  far as shipping out ore goes,  neither of those  roads would do so much as touch the problem.  What then is the C. P. R. to do?   Its only salvation is to inaugurate a vigorous policy of centralisation in West Kootenay.    It must give us  a centre; to  that  centre it   must  bring  cheap  fuel,  and   for  that  centre  it  must  provide   a  market for the finished products of the country.  It must give the count ry a heart and an arterial  system through which the country's volume of  trade will flow and ebb to and from the centre  of vitality.  "DIVINE   SERVICES   UNDER   DIFFICULTIES.  '~  The rev. A. J. Reid has been on a pastoral  tour through the Slocan country,, and on his  way to New Denver held a service at the town  of Watson. There were 40 or 50 of 'the boys'  present, and as some of them had been selling  claims lately, they were having a high old time.  The service, held in a saloon, went-all right until the part of the prayer book was reached  where the Prince of Wales is commended to the  mercies of a Divine Providence. Here mr. Reid  was very solemnly interrupted by a prospector:  "Stop right there, partner, You can pray for  the Queen���������that's all right���������she's a woman ; but  praying for that���������������������������don't go." He then went  up to the bar counter, and scratched the Prince  of Wales'name out of the prayer book with a  pencil, saying: "There! I've knocked him out."  Now we all have our opinions as to the private  character of the Prince, but the Prince as a private gentleman and the Prince of Wales . as  prospective head of the British government, are  quite different. Suppose Grover Cleveland,  whose record is, we understand, not quite immaculate, were elected president of the United  States, we imagine it would go hard with any  one who publicly insulted the United States in  his person. And the British crown, apart from  the character of the man who wears it, is the  symbol of theliberty, unity and power of theBrit-  ish Empire, and drunk or. sober, the__,boys in  this country should remember that no disrespect  to it goes. In this particular instance, too, we  would point out the unfairness of erasing the  name of the Prnce from the prayer book, inasmuch as the worse is his private character, so  much the more may he be presumed to need the  benefit of prayer.  TO   !$E,   OK   NOT   TO   B5E.  The word municipal is derived from muni-  cipium, a town in Italy, which possessed the  right of Roman citizenship, but which was governed by its. own laws. From the municipia to  Nelson is a big jump, but it is justified by  the facit that as these .towns seem to have  made a success of self-government, so it  may be well for the inhabitants of Nelson to  consider the matter of  incorporation, and to  consider whether or no they are strong enough  to manage their own affairs. It will be our business in this article not to discuss the advisability or non-advisability of the taking of such a  step, but to give as clear a statement as we are  able of the process to be gone through to obtain  incorporation and of the powers vested Hi the  council after incorporation has become an accomplished fact. There are two kinds of municipalities���������a city or town municipality. and a  township or district municipality. Of these  the former is governed by a mayor and council,  the latter by a reeve and council. A city or  town may be incorporated on compliance with  the following conditions:  (a) A petition signed by the owners of more  than one-half in value,of the real estate to be  included within the proposed-.cijty^ljuiits.  (b) The area of the municipality shall not  ex ceed 2000 acres. . *>  (c) That there shall reside within the boundaries of therdity or town 100 male British subjects of the full age 21 years.  The petition must also show the total number ���������  of persons .entitled to petition, the assessed  value of their real estate, and the.\ixames and  total number of men who are British subjects,,  and who-have been and are residents; for at least  six months before the date of the first signature to. the petition within the^boundarfes of  the land sought to be incorporated as a city or  town. A township or district municipality may  be created on the receipt, by the lieutenant-  government, of a petition to that effect, signed  by a majority of the registered land owners and  pre-emptors who have resided on their preemptions for a year, but it is stated that no  land that has been divided^ into town lots, of  which more than 20 lots have been sold, shall be  included in the proposed municipality unless all  the conditions appertainirig to the incorporation  of a city municipality shall have been first complied with, so that it is necessary for us to take  into consideration Only the method of the incorporation of a city or town.  A city council shall consist of a mayor and  not more than 12 nor less than 5 aldermen, who  wield very extensive powers, and have control  of nea \yall taxation in the municipality. They  can grant aid by means of a bonus or by exemption from taxation for 10 years to any manufactory, railroad or canal which is (it may be only  partly)-within their limits. In order to provide  the funds needed to carry on the affairs of a  town the council has the power to tax land and  real property and improvements, and to issue  license to nearly every discription of tradesman  and to bankers, lawyers, conveyancers, land-  agents, and auctioneers, and to express, telephone, electric light, or tramway companies.  It would seem that if Nelson were once incorporated there would be no dfficulty in raising  funds sufficient to'make a much better town of  her than she has been, or ever will be, whilst  under the fostering care of the government or  the C. P. R. During the past year we believe  that a great deal more mon-ay has been collected  in Nelson than has been spent on her improvements. As matters now stand, the C. P. R.  seems to hold the balance of power and is in a  position to say "yes" or "no" to the question  "shall we manage ourselves."  Sii-nck Et Rich.  On the Victoria, one of the Silver King group  a rich vein of gold quartz was discovered while,  assessment work was being done.  r���������  fBanxBKiamtm 2  THE  Mil"-EE:    ifELSOST,   B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  "TOVEMBEE   5,  1892.  ,���������__*_______   __T-A,TTJ_E_-___X-  m-P-PiTST.; ipo jzktt  '���������-.���������������������������.������������������r���������  .J���������',���������:���������������  !������-'**;  ___VBu_)  : "The -above townsite*-litis: Uvo never failing  streams ���������-of'���������:��������� purer: mountain water running  through it, affording* sufficient   water power  .������������������������������������ FOR* GO^GENTRATiiN-G   WORKS  and city purposes.  p__  ___   W  g_a  IS NEARLY   COMPLETED,  And will-be-Ready to receive guests by the  20th' of this month.  T,--      >r     For further particulars enquire of  HOTEL, FREDERICTON.  **5P*  .*  ���������ly'beautifully located near the centre of the  Principal Mines.  -Joining the-  mnE  Only 350 feet from the Famous  fifty  ifysss and r  .ji- ��������� ���������  _^_*ka -   __���������*  And only 1200 feet from the  -IDENGE  ' ;v   ;_\RE NOW ON THE MARKET  ' AT    PRICES "  fcANGBSSSG   FROM   ffii'QO  TO   S200.4  Terms���������One-third cash, one-third 6 months,  and the balance 1 year', after which prices will  be greatly advanced.  ILLY, General Agent, found at the office of F. M. MoLEOD, NELSON, or GRAND VIEW  KASIiO . BfOTES.  Kaslo City and the  mountains tributary to it  ^arp alive with deals and  rumors of deals.     One  './hundred .feet.on the corner o"f Fr*qnt and Fourth  "streets have, been bought for $3,400, that  is $34:  pei'. .front foot, and  the .purchaser has refused  $2,'500 each for the 40' feet at the corner.  - ;,,*   I_o.ts���������on Front street are selling freely at from  ���������$600 to $1,000.each in-the main   business blocks.  On   "A",   avenue .and -other   streets   they  are  ���������: ���������.cb.anging'hand^ jey.eiy clay at from $350, to $500.  j, JEv.ery c^rpen^e^-in town has his  hands  full, as  ;��������� houses.#re-going up.in every direction.  ��������� ������������������������������������ Ij.l'E. $oyirA.s bonded' the B% Bertha,, an east-  erh ^extension  of the^Da-rdanelles; ��������� for $45,000.  Ori:thfs-������la*&_- they-havve^truck-the Dardanelles  ''���������  lead:l_)00^eet_v6w^thau th^e"working shaft on  -the^latteP claim. ^������������������-^^ :������.* ���������"������������������������������������ '���������-.'������������������.  '.''^^-Th^^last'eoitsigriment'of the carload of  Dar-  "danelles or*e reached-Kasdo: on  Thursday.    Mr.  i- Coy   Will 'personally take; it to  Tacoma,   and  'expects tor:cvohsiderably  astonish  mining men  with the amount it will" net him":    It is wonderfully clean ore and averages1 considerably over  500'Oz."of*silver-fo'tbe ton.i    -'   ���������'���������>'������������������':-   ;:-  Patsie Clark; after inspecting several, properties, has gone to: Spokane. It is currently reported that he will soon make a deal with the  owners of the Reco group. .  Colonel Russel arrived, in town to-day: he  reports having 18 or 20 tons.of ore on his dumps  at the Silver Glance, and as that ore assays  something like 2,000 qs, of silver on the average,  to the ton, that means money.  Some days since a syndicate of Victoria and  Vancouver capitalists bought 153 lots in Kaslo  on the south side of the creek. This nearly  exhausts the lots already platted in the town-  site, and arrangements are being made to have  some more, land surveyed into lots at once.  John Houston collected,, in an hour or two on  Thursday afternoon, an ample number of subscribers for telephones to justify him in extending the line to-Kaslo. He promises us telephone  communication with Ainsworth and Nelson in  two weeks.  J. S. Retallack is selling lots in Watson as  fast as he can offer them. Considerably over.  100 are already sold, nearly all to men who know  the country well, and who are all convinced  that its great natural advantages of position  will make it a real good camp. All the lots on  the main street, lip which the wagon road goes,  were sold in the first dav or two and are now  being.resold at  an advance of from $25 to $100.  Messrs. O. P. Garrison and Marks have bonded  the Montezuma for .$25,000, $3,000 paid down.  We shall soon see now whether the enormous  surface showing on this claim is the apex of a  big lead, or whether it is only a blow-out. In  any case the bonders have great confidence in  the result, and as practically all the mines that  have been worked so far have improved with  depth, they are certainly justified in their faith.  TO   LOAN   ON*  eai  it-state ^ecun  Apply to       '���������--..;  G.   W,   R_GHAF_DSGtS3,    NELSON, B.-C.  -     , __���������...  To Miners and Prospectors  a  MY NEW"  SJ  Expressly built for the Kootenay Country/ is -admirably  adapted for the use of miners and prospectors. ' It  is light in weight and shoots either.ball  or shot equally well.  My ANNUAL CATALOGUE  is just out and will be  mailed to any address on application.  My Stock is Very Large and Complete..  Charles E. Tisdali,  c3hiJ2srnvn^-_E_z_E_j__?__   "V"_^isrooT_r^r_Ei]_R  Hunt & Dover,  JEWELERS  AND   WATCHMAKERS.  B  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer,   Bricklayer and   Stone-Mason     .  Contracts   taken  for work  at all   points   in  West Kootenay.  .___________csr   i_______.j_q"  Plasterer and Ericklayer  Will contract for all kinds of work.   Materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town in  Kootenay Lake Country.  LIME   FOR    SALE'  At Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on  the lake in any quantity.   Address P.O. box _7, Nelson.: ���������  FOR  -SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its de-<  tails with office fittings.   Price, $100.  Apply Miner office.  /_,-_-,r<;-rtr^, t j-^_iw^-'.,-i vj.-m ,.r ��������� o.������ >Mt_.- *_S_^M-,������.ff_p~-_-������_-���������. nff|||TT|iB_._._J  ^Sassxr  -DEALERS IN  _  Highest Cash Prices Paid for Furs.  ,    ./��������� t , Jf������_AF_A  BLOGK,  BAKER STREET*,      -       -...     NELSON, B.C.  ,_A.__nF_D  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   AM   JELLIES   A   SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.  ^_.X_������DCDTJS   _S_E^O*ir_E_C_E__E_S-   __?_E_OS-  Gf Sizes and Prices to Suit all Buyers, Will be Sold by Auction  by W. A. JOWETT, Auctioneer, at  JE_Z-A.SX_0     CITT,    _3_0__  ON  Tuesday, the 25th October, 1892.  Special Steamer Excursions on Monday and Tuesday.  Bed  Eo'ck. Prices,   and  9   and   18   Months   Time  R. H. OAVILL,  Late of Swansea.  assax   o__-,__-,io_ej.  Mining properties reported on.  Mines bonded and developed.  OFFIQES:   Room  _, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson. _____S_3-__-_-3""_--Sfflgi"re^  J33ESB_g_er6f<ireidrettiiW-ra  f >.���������*'-  "4*  >���������<���������  ( ������  .;''���������  U*  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   NOVEMBEE   5,   1892.  LOCAL   ANB>   IB ____������������ NAL.  C. E. Perry has returned from Illecille.waet.  J. Fred Hume has been up to Revelstoke on  business. _    - -."'���������.  Mrs. Robson and family arrived in Nelson on  the 28th ult.  Geo.   Keefer   has   bought; out   Angus   Mac-  Intyre's business.  G. B. McPherson, of the Galena Trading Co.,  has gone down to toe coast.  A 60-word-cable was sent out from  Nelson to  the Old Country on Wednesday.  Messrs.   Applewhaite   and  Newton returned  from a  shooting trip to Deer Park on Monday.  J. Ritchie, of Kirk & Ritchie, has, finished his  work in the Kettle River country.  J. Boelofsky is off to the Coast; hew ill be back  iu a week or two to run a hotel at Kaslo.  Rev. A. J. Reid returned from his tour  through the,Slocan country on Thursday."  George Perkins' pocket book is in The Miner  office waiting for its owner to come aud claim it. ,  Dr. and Mrs. Hendryx have been visiting  "Victoria. They returned to Pilot Bay yesterday.  E. C. Carpenter is on his way from New Denver to "Victoria, where he means to spend the  winter.  Richard Irwin, of the Tarn O'Shanter, has  gone down home to Amethyst, Colo., to spend  the winter.."  The steamer Nelson will hereafter leave Nelson, on her Bonner's Ferry trip, at 1 a. m. instead of 3 a. m.    ,  Mr. Love, late manager of the H. B. Co.'s  store in Nelson, is now looking after Green  Brothers' business at Kaslo.."'. ������������������ -.���������-..������������������',  Mrs. Corning and the Misses Julia and Licla  Corning are back again in Nelson, after a some-,  what extended visit to the East. ��������� .-��������� .   .    -  A. Howell has resigned his billet as messenger  of the Bank of B. C. and has gone down to the  Coast. His place has been tilled'by Geo. Woods.  J. T. Lendrum had a severe attack of illness,  the crisis of which was reached last Saturday.  From that date he has been rapidly   improving;  Freddie Jerome, aged 4, was kicked in the  face by a horse on Friday ; his jaw was broken.  Dr. Williams attended to the injury and the  patient is now doing well.  '.'.(? [Ed.- Atherton, one of our pioneers, who has  been with J. F. Hume & Co. for some years,-is  now starting on his own account, at Watson.  .His stock.was ��������� shipped- from Nelson on Thursday last..  Hugh Mann has taken the contract to build  the sleigh road_ from Nakusp to the head of  Slocan Lake. iNew Denver raised $800, Nakusp  $500, and the C. P. R. has promised $1,000 to  to help to put the thing through.  The Hill brothers arrived in Nelson from New  Denver on Saturday last. They are waiting  for the Nakusp sleigh road to go through in  order that they may get in their saw mill.  They returned to Slocan this morning.  The Miner has been making careful enquiries  with a view to finding out if any inhabitant of  Nelson was unable to open his front door* on  Wednesday or Thursday evening. So far without result. A door key has been found on the  street, and will be returned to its owner on application being made at this office.  Geo. Grisdale, of the H. B. Compaoy, had a  narrow escape of breaking his leg on Saturday  last. Whilst he was being hauled up out of (he  cellar, the nut came off the eye-bolt to which  the block and tackle were;attached, allowing  Mr. Grisdale to fall eight or nine feet to the  cellar floor. The accident fortunately resulted  in nothing more than a sprained leg.  Mrs. Holliday, bound for Edmonton, N. W.  T., gave birth to a, daughter on the Columbia, on  October 29th. The child was christened, by  Bishop Sillitoe, Columbia Florence. A subscription of $80 was raised and presented to the  mother, with a stipulation to the effect that the  money should be invested for the child's benefit.  Keep your eye on Miss Holliday, she'll be an  heiress by and bye.  Assaulted WIftSa a Knife a. Kaslo.  Mr. Carney had a narrow escape of receiving  serious damage, at the hands  of Jack Beudwin  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.  Coiner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., YArJCOUVEE, B. 0.  ., J. W.- CAMPION, J. E.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Agent "West Xootenay.  Manager  at Kaslo on Wednesday night. Jack was wanted under a warrant, for making a gun play in  Carney &.Barrett's store some time back. But  it appears that he stayed up on his claim on  Hall creek till a few days ago, when he returned  to Nelson and after spending Sunday in the  saloons under the very nose of the police, he  went up to..Kaslo, apparently with the intention of laying for mr. Carney there. "When mr.  Carney arrived in Kaslo on Wednesday night,  Beudwin sought him out and attacked him  savagely with a knife. A man rushed in to mr.  Carney's assistance and got a stab in the leg for  his pains. Mr. Carney was badly cut over the  hand. . The Kaslo people were alive to the  situation and a reward of $250.00 was offered  for Boudwin's apprehension. Within two hours  he was safe under lock and key and is now in  gaol. It reflects great credit on the citizens of  Kaslo that, they so promptly secured the peace  of their town and their credit as a law-abiding  community. Kaslo has no constables, Nelson  has two, and yet after a notorious offence in  Carney & Barrett's store, Beudwin was allowed  to be at large for weeks, while in Kaslo he did  not get two hours rope. The contrast is very  marked,, and does not, we are sorry to say, redound to Nelson's credit.  Tlie Nelson ITelepSaoi-C ���������o__-_?a-_y.  This  company held its first annual general  meeting on Saturday the 29th ultimo.    The accounts for the year were passed.   It was decided  to commence the extension of the line to Kaslo  at once; thus completing-the connection with  all lake points excepting Pilot Bay.    As a cable  to tliis place would cost at least $2500, and not-  more than 3-'instruments be used there, it was  agreed that   the   prospective  income   did   not  justify the expenditure required.    The central  office  of the  company will  be moved from its  present location to Teetzel's drug store.    John  Houston   was  re-elected   president,   G*.   O.   Buchanan was elected vice-president and treasurer  and  John  Houston,   G.  O. Buchanan,  captain  George Hay ward, Eel. Atherton, C. W. Busk, F.  S. Barnard and John Tolson were appointed directors.    Non-subscribers who wish to use the  line  will  be  charged  25  cents for speaking to  Ainsworth  and  50 cents  for connection   with  Kaslo, whilst the rent of instruments in private  houses will be reduced to $2.50 a month.    The  directors passed a rule to the effect that.-before  any payment could be made it would be necessary  to  have  the  signatures  of at  least  3  directors on the cheque, on signature, that is, in  addition to those of the president and treasurer.  ���������Flac Nelson in Tn-osaMe.  The storm this morning twisted the Nelson  out of her moorings, breaking her guard rail  down and her mooring iope at the stern. She  swung around on to the mud bank on the upstream side of the whrrf. One of the firemen  climbed down the wheel to rescue a foot-plank  and proved the wheel to be loose by being lowered into the water. He climbed up it again,  and again it revolved and gave him a cold  douche, a very pleasant kind of treadmill exercise on a wintry morning.  AINSWORTH, B. C.  PACK AISSD SADDLE HORSES  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to arid from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAftSSMG   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Telephone 93.  R. 0; Campbell-Jo]inst(|n  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)   ..  METALLURGi'ST,.   ASSAYER,  AMD   MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores "bought and sold. Box  731, Vancouver, B. C.   Terms cash.  O.   "W".    BUSK,  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E., M. Can. Soc. C. E.      *  PROVINCIAL -:- LAND -\- SURVEYOR,  jE3-A-X_,__r,OXJ_F_���������    _E3_    O-  Telephone Connection.  J. LAINSON WILLS, M.E., FOS.  Member of* the Institution of Mining- and Metallurgy, Eng., and of the  American Institute of Mining Engineers, &c.  (806 Albcr- S-.,,<M-aivsi.)  Reports on Mines and Mineral Properties.  .~s"  e___!  ___  ASSAYER and CHEMIST,  AINSWORTH, B. C.  Is prepared to assay all kinds of ore.    Copper assay by electrolysis.   All orders will receive prompt attention.  Next door to Ainsworth hotel.  .7.  A.  KIRK-  J.   F. RITCHIE  Dominion    and  RITCHIE,  Provincial    Land  Surveyors.  Office   over  Bank    of   British   Columbia,   Nelson,   B.C.  of San Francisco.  ASSAYERS, JOSEPHINE STREET  Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Mines examined  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention. _.  TEE  MDTEE;  KELSON,   B.  SATUEDAY,  5,  1PQ9  The  Mini::"*- is printed on Saturdays, and will be  ni'uled to subscribers at the following1 cash-in-advance  7~o t /^.C!-  Thro  months ������1.50, six months ������2.5'J, one year $1.  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Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  The following agents have been appointed, and  are authorized to collect money, to receive advertisements and transact all business, in their respective localities, connected with The Miner and Hot Springs  News: Ainsworth, Bremncr & Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. II. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek,  E. C. Carpenter.  Address all Letters :  The "Miner, Nelson, B. C.  E__*lTO_l 3 A Ii    KEitf AUKS.  It would seem that the people on the Coast  are at length beginning to realize the necessity  of doing something to attract the trade of  West Kootenay. Up to the present they have  been content to "open their mouths and shut  their eyes and see what West Kootenay has  sr-ent them." But a sudden change in their  policy is noticeable.' A meeting of the Vancouver Board, of Trade was called for Tuesday evening last, at which the subject for discussion was  to be the necessity of taking some measures to  prevent our trade from going over the border.  A detailed report of the meeting is not yet to  hand, but it is well known that the Nakusp  wagon road was one of the matters most  earnestly dwelt upon. ;  We have not far to look for the reason of  this. Some of the shareholders of the Nakusp  JJand and Improvement Co. are, unless we are  much mistaken, also members of the Vancouver  Board of Trade. Nakusp begins to show- signs  of instability, and at once the Board of Trade  makes strenuous ett'orts to prop it .up. Quite  right, too. But if the Board imagines that they  can secure our trade,, by helping along the  Nakusp wagon road, and by that alone, they  are vastly in error.        ���������',  The Nakusp route will never be the most  popular road by. which to ship ore from Slocan.  The grade is unfavorable, and by the time that  the wagon road is completed, mine owners will  have become, to some extent, accustomed to  ship their ore by other roads, and it will be  necessary to convince them that there exists a  I'oad far more favorable for transport than the  one to which they have been used, before they  will consent to make any change.  The great volume of '.traffic to and from the  Slocan country, at present, makes use of the  Kaslo trail, and some considerable time must  elapse before Nakusp can be in a position to  make a bid for public favor, and when that time  comes she must be able to offer inducements to  shippers which no other route can present, or  her efforts to secure traffic .will be useless. This  superiority the Naksnp road cannot, and never  will be able, to show. There is too much uphill work about it.          The only method of ingress and egress to and  from the Slocan country remaining for consideration is the Slocan river trail. This we  have always considered the natural way by  which  to  reach  the  mining country.    And in  spite of the fact that other roads seem, during  the past summer, to have done most of the  business, we siVA hold fo our original opinion,  viz., that the Slocan route offers advantages for  the shipment of ore that no other route can  offer. The chief objection to its use has been  the number of trans-shipments needful. This  is a matter which, to our mind, could be easily  remedied.    Thus :           Let*   the   Government,   instead   of   spending  some $80,000 in building a road which will never  be in  general  use, consent to spend* half that  sum   in   deepening  the channel  of  the Slocan  river and in building from three to live lock-  gates along its course.    Such a scheme as this  may very easily be described as visionary, but  we believe that it is eminently practicable, and  the advantages that would accrue from the  the completion of such a work would be innumerable. Ore could be shipped on barges  direct from New Denver to the Slocan crossing,  and light loads of provisions, etc., could be carried up the river at extremely cheap rates. A  route would be established, free for all, on which  no-monopolist could get a hold, and at the same  time an agricultural country of considerable  extent and richness would be opened up. No  small advantages these. Sufficient, at any rale,  to make a thinking man consider whether it  might not be worth while to investigate the  matter more closely beforejdismissing it as the  fool dream of a fool editor.  Some short distance above the crossing there  is an ideal site for a smelter, with all the water  power needful. A short spur from gthe|C. <& K.  R. R. to this point would���������.bring New. Denver  and its tributary mines into direct communication with Nelson aud Spokane.  Po.stoflice Store, Ncls'oa_,   15. C.  AED GENTS' PUEMSKING GOODS.  also, full lines of  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  G.GARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  ������  ������*  Ti 1  MTED  A responsible and careful Life Assurance Agent in Nelson and surrounding districts, to represent one of the  largest and most progressive Canadian Life Companies,  issuing all the modern plans of assurance. In applying,  state experience etc. and address  RESIDENT   MANAGER, Box 374, Vancouver, B.C.  Steamer  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson at 6:30 a. m., daily,  Sunday excepted) calling at Ainsworth, Pilot  Bay and Balfour.  RETURNING  Leaves Nelson at 1 p. m., calling at way ports.  MOTSOE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days from date I intend to  apply for a crown grant to the mineral claim known as  the Minnie, situate to the south of the Kootenay Bonanza  claim, Toad Mountain. Copies of the field notes and plat  can be seen at the government agent's office, Nelson.  August 29, 1S92.  john Mcdonald.  The.' Davies- Sayward:  11  tOCbVVlllill    \JVl.  PILOT EAY, K00TE1TAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  R_*>___3  A  Mi   M   li  r  s������a  t*:r?3      ������<p2_^  Pm    A^    &f-  _-  __/ ���������������  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  WELL-SEASONED   ROUGH   AMD  FfiN.iSHENG   LUMBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  Lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at InELSOS", Geo. K Keefer,, Agent,  and at MNSWOJJTH, S. Pawcett, .Agent.  q   n  <T\a a -1-'  ,-- a       'V  iU-t_>__C_.A.iJLc  ���������er.  T-IE-HUE]  -k00u6Ila-jr ijcm-  Will be Emming aoout August 1st  at Kaslo  and will be the largest and best equipped Sawmill in  Kootenay. Large stocks of lumber now on hand at Kaslo,  at the old mill site and at Nelson.  A_ carload of Sash and Doors for sale.  _-_.  e. o. .isiTcsiAiVAar.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  TIME'GARD,F,Ofi   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia .&. Kootenay  Steam Navigation Go. Ld.  Operating the fast and elegant '-steam ers  COLUMBIA, ffEISQff, LYTTQE & KOOTENAI  One of the above steamers will leave REVELSTOKE  for Nakusp and Robson at _ a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, arriving at Robson at 6 p.m., where connection is made with the C. & K. Railway for Nelson and  all Kootenay Lake points. RETURNING, leaves ROBSON for Nakusp and Revelstoke at 9 p.m. on TUESDAYS  and FRIDAYS, arriving at Revelstoke at 3 p.m. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays, where connection is made  with the C. P. R. for all points.  BilTB-fl-K    RALLES    ESOBJTK s  The same steamer will leave ROBSON for Trail Creek  and Little Dalles at 5 a.m. on TUESDAY'S and FRIDAYS,-  arriving at Little Dalles at 9 a.m., where close connection  is made with the S. F. & N. Railway for Spokane. RETURNING, leaves LITTLE DALLES same day, on arrival of S. F. & N. Railway Company's train at 12:30 p.m.,  for Trail Creek and Robson, arriving at Robson at 6:20  p.m., where close connection is made with the C. & K.  Railway for Nelson and lake points; and continues on to  Revelstoke as per above schedule.  KOOTENAY  liAK-- ASS*   _60MN____*S   FJ_S___Y   BIOSJTE:  STEAMER NELSON leaves NELSON for Pilot  Bay, Ainsworth, and Kaslo at 8 a.m. on TUESDAYS and  FRIDAYS, returning via these ports same day; leaves  Nelson for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo, and BONNER'S  FERRY at 3 a.m. on SUNDAYS and WEDNESDAY'S.  RETURNING, leaves BONNER'S FERRY for Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Nelson at 3 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS.  Regular Passenger Service has been inaugurated on the  Great Northern Railway, and in order to make close connection with trains the above card has been adopted. Passengers for all Kootenay points leave Spokane at 7:30 p.m.  on Sundays and Wednesdays.  m  ������_J"Tv. Jw *���������.,���������,. i  _ ���������-_*������������������. MA'cSj  ��������� -    - *   ������������������ *v_6r *.  THE  MI1TEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  NQYEMBEK   5,   1892.  , ' ii  ____  ISS3A  V  i  Thi!  Xj_a__CsTI_)  uompany now  ���������nf,s   on  D_CPASTMEK"T3    3sr___X.SO_CST"-  nnmna-nV tmw Offers for Sale a Niim-ber -of-.Choice Business or-lies  Tl  ._-__  WO  _     Si  ���������OS PAETTOULAES APPLY  m  asy Terms.   Eebate  xu,.  1  ���������*���������     T   ���������  BU SIDES'  n ior u-ood Buildings on  PROPERTY.  Fa N p_=a a_������?_ ,*_& a p he  ���������> I**3 i g * i*8^ is���������  br.il fc___      H       Xi_iy   S      E   I���������~_  _     ��������� H  LAND. OOMMISSIOMIE, NELSON, B. 0.  P  .'���������'/  /^*W'J .*���������������_      *J-������.    *>_l  JN-ELiSUJN  WILLIA  PROPRIETOR.  LS  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 & Perchie.,  fo  (Of: Swaiisea and Wigan.)  Analytical Chemists and Assayers,  Mr. P.  C.   STOESS, Nelson, will receive samples from  Kootenay Lake District.  Nelson   Music   Emporium.  '.'TURNER'-BROS.,  Dealers in Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines (Improved  Singer) Staple and Fancy Stationery, Books, School  Supplies, all kinds of Musical Merchandise.  Csill    aisit  < see    -ws    in   mir   _iew   s&niul   MOUSTOM  BliOCK,    IfiaJ-Ca-.   ������._*c_t.  "Prevention is better than cure."   Every business man  should have a copy of "The Customs Tariff'."  l^!  'gk _ -^  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  OIVIL ENG-INEEE and aeohitsct,  Victoria Sft., Nex_ ISooi- to filotel fiBS_siii*, Kelson, B������. ���������.  ^v  tf3"^  ?  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  KOOTENAY  LODGE,  No. 16,  I. 0. 0. F.  Meets every Monday night at 8 o'clock in Hume's Hall,  Vernon St. Visiting members cordially invited to attend  G-. W. Aldous, N. G., Wm. Hodson, Recording Secretary.  ~I FOR   SALE.  Tenders are invited for the purchase of the following  two lots of property: (a) An undivided one-tenth of lot  96, group 1, Kootenay district, British Columbia, (except  lots 31 and 32, block 2; lot 5, block 3; lot 35, block _, and  lots 27 and 28, block 9, and acre lots in blocks 16 to 25, both  inclusive.) (b) Another undivided one-tenth of the said  lot 96, except as aforesaid. Tenders for each lot of property must be sent before the 13th day of November, 1892,  to the undersigned, from whom further particulars may  be obtained. The highest, or any tender, will not necessarily be accepted.  Dated, October 13th, 1892.    CHARLES E. POOLEY,  47 Langley St., Victoria, vendor's solicitor.  JMIflUffG    SEWS   OS?   -MS   WOSfcliD.  'Native copper has been found, at Copper  Creek, and the assessment work is being done  on it.  The Golden iron mine is sending oat about  three ears of ore a day to Tacoma to be used as  a flux in smelting silver, and the Tacoma people  are constantly increasing their demand for it.  L. K. Armstrong, editor of the Northwest  Mining Review, Spokane, has commenced the  compilation of a descriptive directory of every  mining town and camp in Washington, Idaho,  Oregon and British Columbia. Besides a description of the camp, location, nearest important town and stream, and character of ore, it  will contain detailed descriptions of the principal claims and much other information.  A pocket of gold is said to have been struck  in tile Mother "Lode mine at .Murray, Idaho,  that eclipses in richness anything that lias yet  been reported. Large pieces of quartz, have  been taken out that were so seamed and bound  together with gold that a cold chisel was necessary to cut them in two. Among tbe quartz  were pieces of gold weighing five and six ounces.  The pocket was found in a vein of five feet of  quartz, and is supposed to contain several  thousand dollars worth of gold that will not  need milling.  In the Coeur d'Alene mines, although the  union miners have been imprisoned, there is a  prospect, of a gorilla war that cannot be easily  stamped out. The new mine promises to be  again selected for the firing of the first shot.  The union men as yet have confined themselves  to writing threatening letters. George W..  Thompson, a prominent non-union leader of  Gem, in reply to an inquiry, said: "I fear the  worst. It looks worse than it did before the  last outbreak, and--all that is needed to make  war is some action on either side toward hostilities.  At Kamloops Lake Mr. Red path has discovered a ledge of cinnabar, the only find of  this ore that has been made in the vicinity. The  true vein is 14 inches in thickness, but the mercury has saturated the surrounding rock to the  extent of 10 or 14 feet. The ore is a bright  scarlet, which is the best color, and can be  treated by the evaporation process, which is  both simple and inexpensive. Assays give 18  to 60 per cent, of mercury. Six claims have  been staked off along the vein but the owners  have consolidated into one company'for the  greater convenience of working it.  The Scum Scum claim extends along Bridge  River for half a mile, and was taken up and  worked on account of a $110 nugget having  been found on it. Experiments in hand working the old bed, which the new company are  going to wash off, panned out from $10 to $12  per day on an average, and the company expect to strike some rich deposits on the old  channel. The claim is about 65 miles from where  the creek joins the Fraser River. There is a  peculiarity in the appearance of the nuggets  taken from the slate bed, showing the wash of  many thousands of years which has evidently  worn the soft slate down to the precious metal,  which there is little doubt the old bed contains  away down in the slate in paying quantities.  The main body of the dam is intact and only  the wing is required before the work can be  operated to advantage.  9  a  fi  a  t\&ie  w  (Notary Public.)  Mining, and Eeal Estate  Auctioneer and Commission Agent,  R EPRESENTING-  Thc Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and tlie Provident Fund Accident  Society ;, also the Sandy Croft Foundiy Company, hear  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  .No;   1,  JOSEPHINE   STREET, .NELSON;  B. 0.  *_L _I_hA_  s for  0       BET  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPY/ABDS  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 & lUehards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining & Seal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS,  NELSON, B.C.  f-CW _*���������**_ _C**-*1 S5--S5JV  f'K'������������-0   U  Laker street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS  ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE  OF  .Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods now on hand.  _e_RIO_ELlS TO  SUIT TIB-IE TI-MIIES  T"l  _/  T"_  Jas. McDonald & Co.  N-ttlsota. a214.  Kevi-.IsloE.e,  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 Dolierty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  Ko. 4 Houston ������& Bui. E������mi2iliiiBj*;, .Sose_>_sfine SlE-ect.  '_    ofa  She %&  w.a  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  ��������� _  HKJBiHira,^^ ISC-'  T'6'S' ���������  m  m  m  U  p  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, JNTOYEMBEE   5,  1892.  ������������������  ���������������  ������  >M������  ������.  |J>K  PI  l_5  i-  fa  it  |IS- '���������  W  i-  IhS!'-  I AT)  ft-  Jrt*!  I.  P '  M:  iff)  ft  ������'  1  e Natural Centre and Distributing" Denot of the  ___���������  TT"  H"WV,litfi-l������  Everybody knows Watson's Stopping  Place at Bear Lake, where Prospectors and Miners have made their headquarters since the beginning of the  Slocan Excitement.  fi  s  V s  pre-emption has now been platted and surveyed by J. A. Kirk, Esq., P.L.S. The  Kaslo wagon road forming one of the  'tjreets.  q>_j--*_Bfci������p,im,-_^'--w--iCT-^*^^  !_������_--_���������_������������������ -I'-    W MI-l-W^,..    _-������������������������_���������-*-���������_������������������!���������      -    ,-"T*'L-lTI_PHflf-b'-r    "^n-     1    '���������'        J   "   ������������������^���������-^���������-'^   -   ���������������"Hm__'   |"Jf.--ll_I.    ��������� ������_!   -J     ��������� ���������������������������Ull   .1        l__L   JJ���������-������������������WEIE-���������   !������������������   ���������J.������--TOWJ.f������..__-J_-J^.-������T^WJ������'W^^   er of Lots are now oflere  jtt       OS.  o  a number of Lots have already been disposed o  >u.  Jj-  ow races.  _ETOIO   __TTTIRT_E_C_e__R   IE?_A.IRTIOXTIE_-A_IE?,S  TO  *  'B ^J6_#0  -_-|i&_^i_^__i^^ it"������?  i- i  A  :>>  ii ���������.  ' '������������������  W'  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  NOVEMBEE   5,  1892.  7  'KIKIXtt   NOTES.  A contract has been let to haul ,200 tons of  ore fri-rii Four Mile creek over the Nakusp  sleigh road this winter. ^  There is a good prospect of one of Toad  Mountain's most promising propositions changing hands at a good figure.  Dr. E. C. Kilbourne has taken a bond on the  Lucky Jim, paying $2,000 down. He has also  bonded one of Jackson's claims, on Jackson  creek, for $60,000.  A new statement of the adverse claim in the  Shea v. Hughes mining suit has been filed.    So  the only effect   of mr.  Walkem's  decision  has  ..been to tie up the property for 6 or 8 months.  Evergreen Billy Lynch, the locator , of the  Washington, has got ore on the Fremont, another of his Slocan properties, which goes 356  ozs. to the ton in silver, and 70 per cent lead,  and is in the throes of a big deal over it.  Messrs. Jowett &" Chad bourne have bonded  the Reid and Robinson group on Four Mile  creek, Slocan lake. A continuous vein can be  traced through this group for thousands of feet.  They have also bought (he Northern Belle from  the Noble Five boys, the Sadie from C. Chambers and his partners, and a half interest in the  Herbert and Charlotte from G. O. Buchanan.  A report to the effect that the Silver King is  sold comes from Victoria, and purports to be  authentic; the deal may to all intents and purposes be complete, we do not know, hut it is  certain that the deeds are not yet signed, sealed  and delivered. When The Miner gets out flat-  footed and says the mine is sold, people may  take it for granted that The Miner knows ;  but till it does, it prefers to let hearsay evidence  go for what it is worth.  Jim Wardner passed through Nelson yesterday. He has sold his pack train, bag and baggage to Mr. Hughes ol Spokane and given him  a contract to ship 1000 tons from the Freddie  Lee. He was accompanied by Messrs. Wittier  and McNaught of Seattle, who have bought a  half interest in the Idaho. They spent a week  in the Slocan country and cannoe say too much  in its favor; They have let a contract to ship  500 tons of ore.  Kaslo men sometimes get as good as they  give when they come down to Nelson and talk  down the town, as one of them found .when he  ran up against Bob Yuiil the other night.  '���������'Why, man," said Bob, "what do you ..-mean,  coming down here and talking about things  you know nothing about; I can go to work and  with 4 hours'notice put 500 men on the Silver  King, taking out ore that will average $850 to  the ton, and-that's more than you can do in the  Slocan camp, or in the Ainsworth camp, or in  all the camps in British Columbia put together."  Silenced, if not convinced, the Kaslo man withdrew from the discussion, a sadder and a wiser  man.  Messrs. Jowett '&��������� Chad bourne have got a  veritable bonanza in the Great Western. Mr.  Jowett has just returned from a visit to the  property. He found they had between two and  three feet of ore in the face of the tunnel, about  14 inches of it solid. The pleasant surprise came  when.,the ore which is mixed with quartz  "plumbaginous slate" (this is quoted from an  expert ; The Miner is guiltless) gray copper and  galena went higher in silver than the solid ore.  There are curious chances in mining". Messrs.  Jowett & Cbadhourne ran in 70 feet alongside  of the lode and spent many anxious moments  till a crosscut in their tunnel showed it up.  While excavating for a blacksmith's forge a  few feet, from the tunnel they uncovered the  ledge with a good showing of solid ore right on  the" surface.   "'All's well that ends well.  Sometimes things don't turn out so well.   Mr.  'a  Tomlinson  of  the  Pilot   Bay   smelter, went to  John King and told him he wanted to buy a  mine from'' him as everything he had located in  the Cceur d'Alene and the Slocan had turned  out well. Mr. Ki.ng told him he had not got a  mine to sell, onlv a lot of wild cats he had no.t  proved. " Well" said Mr. Tomlinson, "I'll buy  a wild cat from you." Mr. Tomlinson then offered him a claim called th" Bear Lake, which  is near the wagon road, and on which he had  found good float for $1,000.00. They agreed to  go up and see it the next day. Meantime some  men had made a rich strike on this very ground  and thinking it vacant had located it and were  working on it.    When King and Tomlinson got  MILLEBS, M00S0MIN, Assa.  ii  Hungarian Patent,"  "Strong Bakers,"  "Straight Bakers.  jj  Dealers in all kinds of  Chopped Feed, Oats,  Bran, Shorts,  Chicken Feed, Etc.  Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.    The finest quality of OATMEAL and CORNMEAL can be  obtained m any sized sacks.    Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.  SPEG3AL   ATTENTION   GIVEIM   TO   THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   TRADE,  OFPIOES _  Moosomin, N.W.T., and 25 Park Street, Ottawa, Ont.  M. MA0D0FALD, Agent for N.W.T. and Kootenay District, B.C.  up to the lake they were apprised of this and  took some of the ore to Kaslo and had it assayed.  Tt went 15-10 oz. silver.    The claim could not be  bought now for $50,000.  Jjiclt Evans' M_5__0--_i.I. .  The following subscriptions have been received  for the headstone to be placed  on Jack Evans'  grave. More is wanted, and his many friends  may be trusted to come up. We should be  glad if someone in New Denver would go around  among the boys there and collect a few dollars  to add to the total. S. H. Seroy $5. M. M. Fry  $2.50. Dawson and Craddock $2. Ed. Becker  .50c. J. F. Hume & Co. $5. F. Irvine $1.  W. Hill $1. J. Gilker $1.50, R. E. Lemon $1.  J. Fletcher $1.    The Miner $1.     Total  $21.50.  The boy stood on the burning deck,  When all but he had fell;  He sold his peanuts by the peck  And hurrahed for the Dardanell.  ���������X-  * *  <  And it all happened a long- time ago,  In the beautiful bay at the City of Kaslo.  If you wish to sleep well, and bo free from all noise,  Go to (he Dardanell, kepi by the Coys  ������������������>������������������.-' At Kaslo.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (p*nid np>,-������000,000   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  __ES5_B_YE FflJBfH>,   ������990,000     .    .       1,100,000  H3_E.__\.I_SrOIE5__EDS =  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWi stminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  'Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND G0HSESP0_TD__NTS:  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 Yovk;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of _ per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys, J. H. Gray,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E. C.E., P.L.S.  PEERY, GRAY/& DAVYS  bVBL  AND   EVSENSNG  ENGINEERS.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCING.  CAl'&TAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  BEST,       .... 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, .Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Nelson Branch:   'E. W, Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranf ers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  ING'  _ ^  Rate" of interest at present four per cent.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE,  STATE  OF WASHINGTON.  Capital.  Surplus  ,$250,000-  .$ 30,000  FOREIGN AND  DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS  OF MINERS  AND  MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 2_.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  ������~J  1  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  "Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Milling  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  ___&___!  lwmmmmmmmmmmm^  ssnssnm ������     f'r  8  THE  MI2TEE:    ffELSON,   B.   C,   SATURDAY,  1T0VEMBEE   5,   1892.  l__-___^^  !    i  \   I  FLOUB, FEED, and HAY,   GBOCEBIES OF ALL KINDS.   HAMS  BACON.  DEY GOODS, BEADY-MADE .CLOTHING, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, and GAPS.  '>  __rxs_Ea:i__NrGr  _r-A_o_e_:x__Ei] _a._cstid fajstcx" gooes.  !   {  en  ______  ^   Hi,    hi  ______j_h    "iajr    irry _w-i__j___"i     ������________i____  .1  34 1  r  31  ,-t  GROWER   GRAMT  APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that M. S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the " Golden  King," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within GO days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.       Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that M. S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the " Golden  Wreath," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1S92.       Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that H. Anderson, as agent for  Irwin, Hopper & Co., has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the ".Tarn O'Shanter," situate on the east  side of Kootenay lake in the .Hendryx camp, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within 60 days of this publication.  Nelson, B.C., August 24th, IS92.     N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Henry Anderson, as agent  for John N. Squire, has filed the necessary papers, and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the Tiger, situate in the Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if  any,  will forward their objections  within 60 days from  date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C, 7th October, 1S92.  Gold Commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that W. J. Goepel has filed the  necessaiw papers and made application for a crown grant  in favor of the mineral claim Whitewater, situate in the  Toad Mountain mining division, West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within 60 days of publication.        N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., October 3d, 1892. Gold Commissioner.  MOTIC  __���������  Mineral Claim Best, Slocan District.  Take notice that we, E. H. Hughes, of the city of Spo-  =..,kane, United States of America, free-miner's-certificate'  No. 41858; David Porter of the same place, free miner's  .certificate No. 39666; and George W. Hughes of the same  place, free miner's certificate No. 41800, all lawful owners  of the said claim, In tend,*-'60 days from the date hereof, to  apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claims .      .  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the gold commissioner, and action commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated, this 28th day of August, A. D. 1892, at Nelson.  E. H.  HUGHES,  DAVID PORTER,  GEORGE W. HUGHES.  By Joseph Hetjiington Bowes,  Agent for said applicants.  NOTICE.  CENTRAL city mineral claim.  Tak,e notice that I, John A. Watson, free miner's certificate No. 44214, intend, 60 days frpm the date hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate of improve-.  ments for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant for the  ahove claim. And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the gold commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th day of October, A.D., 1892.  JOHN A.  WATSON,  Per his agent J. L. Retallack.  NOTICE.  WASHINGTON   MINERAL   CLAIM,   IN' SLOCAN   MINING   SUBDIVISION.  Take notice that we, the undersigned, Tom Edgar Jefferson, free miner's certificate No. 41,870, Samuel Kinsley  Green, free miner's certificate No, 40,277, and William  Lynch, free miner's certificate No. 39,754, intend, 60 days  from the date hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.   And, further,  take notice, that adverse claims must be sent to the gold  commissioner and action commenced before the issuance  of such certificate of improvements.  Dated, 18th of October, 1892. T. E. JEFFERSON,  S. K. GREEN,  Wm. LYNCH.  NOTICE.  Blue jbiK-Tmineral Claim.  J. Thompson (Certificate 41879) and John A. Whittier (Certificate 41798) owners.  Sixty days after date we intend to apply for certificate  of improvement for the purpose of  obtaining a crown  grant. .. J. 'THOMPSON.  JOHN A. WHITTIER.  Slocan Mining District, September 10th, 1892.  NOTICE.  SLOCAN STAR, SLOCAN KING, JENNIE, MINERAL CLAIMS.  Take notice that J, Byron N. 'White, free miner certificate No. 40226, intend OO'days from date hereof to apply to  the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims. And further take notice that adverse. claims  must be sent to the gold commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated, this 26th day of September, 1892.  NOTICE.  Maid of Erin,  Payne,   Mountain  Chief,  and Two  Jacks Mineral Claims.  S. S. Bailey owner (No. of License 39798.).,  Sixty days after date I intend to apply for certificate of  improvement on the above-named mineral claims, vis-  Maid of Erin,-Payne, Mountain Chief, and Two Jacks, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant for each claim.  Dated this 5th day of September, 1892.  . '.���������;...��������� s. s. bailey. .:  -::i ���������'. -���������.;. '..  .'.'- ; ".-.   notice.       ���������'.-��������� ."���������������������������,���������,.'.. /    ���������,.  Great Western Mineral Claim.-  Take notice that I, Thomas McGovern, owner, free  miner's certificate No. 41,782, intend 60 days from the date  hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim. And further "take; notice that  adverse claims must be sent to the gold com mission errand  action commenced before the issuance of such certificate  of improvements. THOMAS   McGOVSRN.  Dated this 13th day of September, A. D. 1S92.  GROWN.' GRANT/APPLICATION.       ��������� .  To All Whom it May Concern :  Be it known that we, James Richey,. (free miner's certificate 41,883) Matthew Guthrie, (free miner's certificate  42,677) Jno. Fitzgerald, (free miner's certificate 41,738) and  John King, (free miner's certificate 40,954) being the lawful holders of the claims Antelope, recorded by James  Richey aforesaid, on the 15th day of June, 1892, in the office of A. Sproat, mining recorder, Slocan"; and Dardanelles, recorded by Jno. Fitzgerald aforesaid,' in the said  mining and recorder's office on the 15th day of June, 1892,  intend applying for a certificate of improvements on the  said claims at the end of 60 days for the purpose of obtaining crown grants therefor. JAS. RICHEY,  M. GUTHRIE,  JNO.    FITZGERALD,  JNO.   KING.  Sept. 5th, 1892.  GRANT  APPLICATION,  To All Whom it May Concern:  i ,Be it known that we, James Richey, (free miner's certificate 41,883) Matthew Guthrie, (free miner's certificate  42,677) Jno. Fitzgerald, (free miner's certificate 41,738) and  John King, (free miner's certificate 40,954) being the lawful holders of the mineral claim Okanagan, recorded by  Matthew Guthrie aforesaid, on the 2nd day of June, 1892,  in the office of A. Sproat, mining recorder, Slocan, intend  appplying for a crown grant of the same by purchase, as  provided in section 35 of the Mineral act, 1891, as amended  in 1892. JAS. BICHKY,  M. GUTHRIE,  JNO.    FITZGERALD,  September 5th, 1892.. JNO. KING.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days from date hereof, I,  the undersigned, will apply to the stipendiary magistrate  atJSelson, B. C, for a hotel license; said hotel business to l  be earned on at Pilot Bay, West Kootenay district, British Columbia. J. BLANCHARD.  . Dated at Pilot Bay, this 1st day of October, 1892.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  The partnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between Noel Sicotte and Louis Levesque, under the firm  name of Sicotte & Levesque, doing business at the Robson  hotel, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. All  moneys due the above firm must be paid to Louis Ler  vesque who assumes all liabilities and carries on the business under the old name. NOEL SICOTT,.  LOUIS LEVESQUE.  DJSSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between the under-  sighed has this "day been dissolved' by mutual consent.  Grant. Thorburn has sole charge of the hotel business, and  will receive all moneys due.       GRANT TKORBURNE,  HARRY PHAIR.  Nakusp, September 15, 1892.  NOTiGE.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  next session of the legislature of the Province of British  Columbia for an act to he incorporated as a joint stock  company, under the name of the Kaslo City .Electric  Light and Power Company, Limited Liability, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining electric works and establishing an electrical system in and about Kaslo City, in the  district of West Kootenay, British Columbia, the electricity generated to be used to provide light and motive-  power for Kaslo City and its vicinity; further, to have  conferred on 'us power to take and use so much water of  the Kaslo river as may from time to time be necessary for  the purpose of generating electricity to be used as a motive  or illuminating power, and for any other purpose to which  electricity may be applied, with power to do all things  necessary or proper for generating or transmitting electricity and for other purposes, with a capital of $50,000  with dower to increase. S. H. GREEN,  ���������' JE.-E: COY," ;������������������'  B. H. LEE.  Dated at Kaslo City, the 29th day of August, 1892.  V.SU'MMGNS..' -  In the , supreme court of British Columbia, between  John A. Mara,, plaintiff, and Y"ec Tong, defendant.  Whereas, John A. Mara of Kamloops, B.C., has commenced an action against Yee Tong of Nelson, B.C., in the  supreme court of British Columbia, by writ of that court  dated the 11th day of January, 1892, which writ is indorsed with a.claim for ������594.87 for debt and interest.  And whereas, an order was made in this court on the  31st day of August, 1892, for substituted service on the said  Yee Tong by advertisement in The Miner newspaper for  3 successive week's.  Notice is hereby given  that the said defendant, Yee  Tong, is required to appear in this action within 8 days,  otherwise the action will proceed against him. and judgment may be given in his absence.   The said  defendant,  Yee Tong, may appear to the said writ by entering an ap-  pcarance"pcr������onaily, or by his solicitor, at the office of the  district registrar of the supreme court at Kamloops, B. C.  FRSD'K J. FULTON, of Kamloops, B. C,  Solicitor for the plain tilt', John A. Mara.  Kamloops, B.C., 3rd September, 1892.  '.;.'.   NOTiGE.;  Notice is hereby given that application Avill.be made to  the legislature of British Columbia, at its next session, for  an act incorporating the applicants and authorizing them  to erect and operate a system of water works in and about  Kaslo City and its vicinity, and for that purpose to divert  and '"> -"���������-oropriate water from Kaslo river and its tributaries;  and, ..Jso, to lay down pipes necessary for conveying such  water from the place or places of diversion of such water  to Kaslo City aforesaid, and in and through the said Kaslo  City and parts adjacent thereto.  E. C. KILBOURNE,  J. THOMPSON,  Dated 9th September, 1892. T. J. ROADLE Y.  WARNING  To Whom it May Concern:  John Lane and W. C. McLean have, without any authority from the undersigned, obtained a certificate of purchase in our names, for building condition, lot 14, block 14,  in town of Nelson. The only party to whom we have  made a transfer of our interest in said lot is mrs. Jennie  Muir, who holds the purchase receipt issued by the assistant commissioner of lands and works at the time of the  sale of said lot, on October 15th, 1890. Intending purchasers are therefore warned not to purchase said lot from  John Liine or W. C. McLean, or their assignee.  HOUSTON & INK,  Nelson, B.C., Sept: 28th, 1892. per John Houston.  . IftiV'^fV'.^  ���������������������������}������������������_������:__-?  i !������  ."MS*-:  SPvSE_: m  > \*  , i .  h'  I'S/.'f  ^  1',.]  I,' "l  -;.f  -I  "if  **',  if  %  5  r * i  '}  ���������''*������  L V.,������  M  A,  1"J  V  THE MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  NOYEMBEE   5,  1892.  A  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  HEST-GLASS   IN   EVEEY   EESPEOT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TA  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  TEE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  _\ _    .  _��������� .__  PROPRIETORS  This Space Eeserved fo  W. 0. PHILLIPS.  ������  NELSON.  Hot  and   cold water;   electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  HOTEL  .VICTORIA   ST&EET, ,_VELSOW,   I5.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &  REVSBECH, Proprietors.  THE  LA  HOTEL,  ��������� D  a   .   a'  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS,  WINES,  LIQU0E8  and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with"*New Denver.  Hssa ���������&   3 rassa *_=^  _**_ n ���������e    |_^  at    t_  i____i^_  HOTEL,    KASLO-  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  J_I_���������__IE  F_.ETCHI.fle, Proprietor and Manager.  alfour Trading Co.  BALFOUR,    B.CJ.  Merchants, Mining  and  Eeal  Estate  Agents.  A complete Stock of Merchandise and Miners' Supplies  Constantly on Hand.   We make a Specialty of  English  Goods of  direct importation.  We have several very desirable lots in Balfour for sale  FA_.EWEI.JL.  The following, written by a gentleman who  recently left Nelson for the coast, gives us an  unpleasantly sharp jab on each of our most  tender spots. There can be no doubt however,  that the intention is kindlv and that it will do  us no harm to have our weak places pointed out:  Nelson, adieu.   To leave thee I am loathe,  For much there is in thee that I admire.  Come gentle muse while I thy aid invoke  And with some wholesome truths my pen inspire  Just for awhile.  And first I would the city fathers thank  For their kind care in making you so bright  That night or day no difference seems to make  Now you have got the fine electric light  In prospective.  Thy system sanitary is complete;  If filthy creeks and garbage in galore  Make up the sum of cleanliness and health,  Then you, I think, have nothing to deplore  Just now, you know.  Then, yet another source of joy to thee  Thy aqua pura is the best I know,  But at what hour the water will be on,  Or at what time most likely it will flow,  There's none can tell.  Then, as to law and order, you'll agree,  That justice here is blind, and never saw;  So woe betide that most unlucky wretch  Who falls into the clutches of the law  Through theft or jim-jams.  Still he has hopes, not every spark has fled;  Though he be cast into the dungeon vile,  Full well he knows he can get out again  If he half tries���������well, I should smile���������  Of course he can.  Your postal service is most excellent;  That is, if time's no object and delays are good.  Your trains are punctual when close on time.  No doubt they'd get there sooner if they could,  But then they don't.  Well, joking all apart, you are but young,  And all, no doubt,.will come out right in time.  May Nelson prosper as I hope she may  And every prospect soon turn out a mine  Of wealth to all.  To Extract &������1<_.  A new and  ingenious method of extracting  gold and  other metals from their ores on the  dry system without the aid of water or chemicals,   says the London,   England,   Times,   has  been  invented   by    William   I_.   Card   of   the  United States.    The system consists in the employment of  two main  agencies���������a current of  air and gravitation, in appropriately arranged  machines.    There  are four types of these machines���������namely,  a   small,   hand-woiked,   prospecting machine,  for testing   the   richness  of  mineral deposits on the spot; another for concentrating refractory ores; one for extracting  free gold from alluvial and placer soils, and yet  another for extracting free gold from crushed  quartz.    The principle  underlying each of the  machines, however, is the same, although differently carried out, to suit the requirements of  each case.    As a general principle the crushed  ore is fed into a hopper, whence it is admitted  on to a series of inclined sieves, which in some  Cases are vibrated and in others remain stationary. A fan or blower is used to force a blast of  air underneath the sieves and upwards through  them. In onr case, however, the air is drawn  upwards through the sieves by a fan placed  above them. As the crushed ore falls on the  sieves, it is kept in a state of continuous but  gentle agitation. The blast is so regulated as  to drive off the dust-like particles of earth,  while the gold or other metals, by reason of.  their superior gravity, remain at the bottom of  the sieves. The particles of gold are caught by  the sieve on top of the incline, but if any small  particles should pass beyond it, they fall into  the second or third sieve. Large bulks of ore  have been put through the various machines  with most satisfactory results. To instance one  experiment, six dwt. of gold dust and some  small nuggets were mixed with a quantity of  earth and run through the machine for extracting free gold from alluvial and placer soils. In  the result the nuggets and 96.3 per cent of the  the gold dust were recovered, thus satisfactorily  demonstrating the efficiency of the machine in  separating gold from a dry matrix.  JOHN JOHNSON,   Proprietor.  Extensive Improvements now  Completed.  All   Rooms   Refitted and Furnished.  House unequalled for comfort and elegance  by any in the city.  Finest wines, Liquors and Cigars in the Market at the Bar  THE DINING  ROOM   IS   UNDER  THE   SUPERVISION   OF AN  EXPERIENCED   CHEF  Special Attention to  Miners.  Rooms First-Class. Rates Moderate.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  _������EES������W. B. C.  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views .  ? of both mountain and river.  THE  RO  S  THE TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  t__e_e_h_ jb^jez  is stocked with all brands of liquors, and cigars.  East Ra____' Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  mab-o:.-. ������ft Tatas-GiiA-is _������__������_������___.stoks  -^ BLUE BIBGE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Glass  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  t  McDonald Bros.  Pro'">rietors.  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The MiNER-of&ce Hi  H'  'ft  :!'*!  I*  s-s  i!  ���������if  1  5  16  ! >.  if  -  _  10  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  NOVEMBEE   5,  1892.  ! ���������  ������  ���������k-  ��������� r  $*  A-  9  I  1  p  i������'-j  On Jams' Land, Between Kaslo and Jew Denver.  Haye acquired the above Townsite, and will offer Lots, to district investors, during  *���������*  '  November, at $75 for insides and $100 for corners. Terms: One-Third down, one-  third at 6 months, one-third at 12 months. There are few Townsites in the Slocan country, and I think, after exhaustive explorations, that  _B_E].^_._R      JL^IKZIE      CITY"  is the Best. .It will probably be a postoffice, administrative and judicial centre. I expect  that next summer stages will be run to Kaslo, New Denver and Cody Creek, and that here  the 0. P. E. and Kaslo-Slocan railroads will join. Its location, in relation to the mines,  needs no recommendation. Bear Lake City glitters in the reflection of innumerable surrounding silver lodes. Inspection Invited. I am going to the coast soon with my townsite wallet. Do not miss the opportunity of a^first hand buy. It will not surprise me if a  Bear Lake City lot is worth $5000 within 5 years.  October 22, 1892.  TOLSON BUILDING-, NELSON.  GOOD   FOB   ���������ANAI>A.  The Revelstoke and Little Dalles traffic has  been acquiring significance  this summer apart  from the needs of West Kootenay.   Not only  has the G. P. R. shipped some Chinese merchandise into central Washington by this route, but  numbers of Washington'farmers who have been  attracted  to  the Northwest   by the favorable  crops and good terms for acquiring land round  Edmonton have made use of it for transporting  themselves and their worldly goods In to Canada.  For a long time the tendency has been for Canadians to emigrate to the States in search of the  fertile lands  and rich mines of  the Western  States, but now there are distinct  indications  that the pendulum will  swing the other way.  In the opinion of more  than  one experienced  man the States have passed the maximum of  silver production.   The great  mines are being,  rapidly worked out and nonew ones are being  found to take their place.   The consequence is  sure to be a steady flow of mining capital into  British Columbia. As regards agriculture too,  while in the States there is bound to be continuous and increasing production, the land of  promise, which will attract new settlers and  enterprising capitalists, is unquestionably the  Canadian North-west.  \i  ���������V  v  s������  ._���������'. Nelson's  Social Clulv  A social club has been organized in Nelson.  It started its career with a most successful ball  last night, in which over 20 couples took part.  The club has secured two large rooms in the  Houston block which; will-be open at all times  to members, and it is the intention to have a  dance or social every week. A meeting is to be  held tonight for the purpose of organization.  SHERIFF'S   SALE.  In the County Court of Kootenay, holden at Nelson, between J. Fred Hume & Co. of   Nelson,   merchants,  Plaintiffs,   and   Charles Randall, miner,   Defendant,  Nelson, District of West Kootenay, to wit :���������  In obedience to a warrant of execution issued out of the  county court of Nelson on the 22nd day of October, 1892,  and to me directed in the above named suit for the sum of  $162.72, besides sheriff's fees, poundage, and all other expenses of this execution. I have seized and will sell at the  Court House, Nelson, on Saturday, the 12th day of November, 1892, at two o'clock in the afternoon, all the right,  title and interest of the said Charles Randall in a certain  mine, said mine beihgr known as the Hidden Treasure, and  being situated on Toad Mountain, in the said District of  West Kootenay.   Terms Cash.  WILLIAM P. ROBINSON,  -Deputy Sheriff, Nelson, B.C.  Dated.at Nelson, in the District of Kootenay, this _th  day of November, 1892.  NOTICE.  Slocan Bay Mineral Claim, Slocan District, West  Kootenay, B. C.  Take notice that we, E. J. M. Hale, free miner No. 40257;  Jno. W. Goss, free miner, No. 42784; S.CK. Green, free  miner No. 40177; S. J. Silverman, free miner No. 42490; intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the  purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice.that adverse claims must be sent  to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before  the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  N. E. LINSBY, Agent for the Above.     ~  Dated this 30th day of October, A. D. 1892.  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the Dublic will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  and compare Prices.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON, B. 0.

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