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 r ���������  i'l  |T  Tlie Mines in  Kootenay are Among  tite Richest in  America.  TIae Ores arc  8Iigli-&rade in. Cioltl,  Silver, Copper,  and Eiea<l.  NUMBEE 117.  tfELSOtf,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUKDAY,   OOTOBEE   1,   1892.  A TEAK.  MINING   LAW ; 'REFORM.'  I  h  r  Editor Miner :--In response to your invitation for discussion of a mining law best suited  to promote the development of quartz and deposits of precious metal ores in British Columbia,  I  would suggest smaller claims.    The requirement of a discovery of mineral in place before any  claim could legally  be located; and  lower fees.    The present mining law seems to  have been gotten up regardless of most of the  leading principles that the experience of many  years has  established as  the  best  for   quartz  mining in all countries.    One thousand feet in  length   or not over 5C0 feet on   either side of  the centre of the discovery shaft is enoughj if it  is good, and too much if it isn't good; and not  over 150 feet on each side of the centre-line of  the claim is certainly sufficient for all mining  purposes.    A discovery of mineral   "in  place,"  should be the first thing required to entitle any  person to make a location, and the claim should  be definitely located   by  instrumental survey,  the centre of the discovery shaft and the course  of the central line of the claim should be made  an added portion of the original location certificate.    On the one hand, to pre vent the moving  or floating of old stakes from  worthless prior  claims on to the ground of a newer and better  claim, by dishonest prospectors; and,  oh the  other   hand,  to   save  unnecessary expense  in  case the claim should be abandoned���������the centre  of discovery shaft and 2 posts (one on each side  of the discovery shaft from  150.to 2C3 feet)���������  would be sufficient to determine the exact point  of discovery and the course of the centre-line.  Anyone finding such a shaft,   and the centreline being readily recognised, could easily figure  out   when   he  was outside of that  claim,  by  measuring 300 feet on the line of the claim as  established   beyond the centre-line posts,  and  150 feet on either side; knowing that a  claim  could not exceed that size at  each   end  and  might be less.    If such a law should remain in  force for some time most prospectors would get  so used to the size of a claim that  by a glance  at the discovery shaft and the centre-line posts  the claim could be approximately bounded on  short notice.   Then,  as it is reasonable to suppose, most of the work would be done (for the  first year or two) at the point of original discovery, and a cabin built and trail made to the  discovery shaft.    This work would soon enable  it to be readily found, while the present corner  posts and proposed blazing out of the exterior  lines   would   soon   become   so   confusing   (especially where maty located claims never have  the first assessment work  done  on  them,  and  are open to relocation) as to prevent the rapid  development of   the country,  and will foster  litigation.   In no other country that I am familiar with (and I have prospected and mined for  over 30 years in the United States, Ontario and  Mexico) is a claim on a quartz vein, or deposit  allowed to be taken  up,  without having first  found   some   'mineral   bearing rock' in place,  but not even loose float,  nothing but 2 posts  and a record are required in British Columbia,  and a claim of over 50 acres can be held by two  posts on one side of it, for nearly a year, without doing gny work on it.   Another bad feature  of the present law is that the claim is bounded  by  vertical side lines (as well  as  vertical end  lines) and a vein cannot be followed 'on its dip'  outside|the limits of a claim. To prevent disputes  about 'deposits' and 'veins' it might be well to  define any mineral zone or vein, lying more than  65������ from the vertical line, as a 'deposit' and to  be limited by the side lines,  'carriecl dpvvn vertically;'   all   othes veins,  deposits,   or mineral  zones with a greater dip, as ' veins to be followed  (on their dip) outside the side lines, to any depth,  but always bounded in length by vertical and  parallel end lines, at a right angle to the center  line of   his claim.'   There is enough   mineral  ground thrown in ' for luck and good measure'  outside^of the one vein or deposit, required to  be discovered and worked on, in a piece of mineral  land,  10 acres  in  extent, to constitute a  claim, with all its deposits and veins, within the  side lines (which for all others but the one first  vein or deposit discovered should be, as limiting  vertical lines) and ought to be enough for any  reasonable man.    The old rule that, where connecting separate claims, veins unite, either in  sinking on them, or lengthwise,   the oldest located vein should hold both,  beyond or below  their junctions,  providing the oldest location  was not on a small vein, or spur, compared with  the later located main vein; experts previously  appointed by the goldcommisioner orthe courts  should  determine   all  cases in  dispute of this  character, and be paida fair price for their services by the province.    Recording fees should  not be over $1.00 for each certificate of location  and for each affidavit and record of assessment  work done.    The Cost of materials used in doing  assessment work (ammunition, cost of packing  supplies to the mine, and sharpening of tools,)  should be  counted as part of   the assessment  work, as well as the actual labor, which should  be valued at $4.00 per day of 8 hours,    And in  this age of moving cholera microbes, and 'contagion by contact' the almost obsolete custom  of kissing the bible to make affidavit, should be  abolished. Richard Irwin.  Tarn O'Shanter mine, B. C., Sept. 29, 1892.  MINING   NOTES.  NEftSON    PUBLIC   SCHOOL.  A meeting of the school-board was held on  September 22nd., all the members being present. The secretary was authorized to contract  for the cutting into cordwood the logs on block  32; to make arrangements for a concert to be  given in aid of the school funds, and to ask the  superintendent of education to take over the  map and stove at present used by the school, at  the prices paid for them. It was decided to  make an agreement with miss Stella Kane, as  teacher, for the school year beginning August  15th. 1892. After October 1st. the law regarding the compulsory attendance of children at  school.will be strictly enforced. It was decided  to equip two of the ante-rooms as wash rooms,  special attention was called to the fact that the  school drainage goes directly into one branch of  Ward creek, the water of which is, of course,  thereby rendered unfit for domestic use.  A Tin Mine.  A specimen of float tin has been brought into  Pendleton from the John Day country. It is  supposed that the mother ledge is in close proximity, although it has not yet been discovered.  A thorough search will be made for it at once.  Silver remains at 83������. Copper, 10.55@11.05.  Lead, 4@4.40.  Mr. Perry reports that the initial post of the  Slocan Boy has been burnt out, apparently maliciously.  This issue contains a long letter from mr. Irwin, superintendent of the Tarn O'Shanter  mine, on the subject of the British Columbia  mining law. Mr. Irwin thinks, as does everyone else who has given the subject a thought at  all, that reform is urgently needed. r  Jas.Durkin, the owner of the Cobaugh interest in the Silver King, was in town this week.  Two months ago he gave the Kootenay, Bonanza company a deed of this interest which was  placed  in escrow   with   the   Bank   of   British  North America in Victoria to be taken up before  the 1st of October.    The deed was sent to Scotland by the Bank for inspection, but it has not  yet been taken out of escrow, the time having  been  extended.    The  fact that the  1st of  October was chosen  as the limit of time on the  sale of this interest, proves that the  company  expected to have completed the deal before that  date.    And they have not done so.    Negotiations have apparently taken longer than they  expected.   But  the latest reports from  Scotland leave no room for doubt that the sale will  soon be satisfactorily concluded.  .'Busy. All the Ti;:}e.  C. E. Perry, C. E., has been in the Slocan  country for the past 2 months, surveying claims  and townsites. He has been working hard and  has got through an immense amount of wrork.  His opinion of the country in general agrees  with that of every man who has been there and  who has taken his eyes with him. He has again  left Nelson for a short time o*i a trip up the  Duncan river, and on his return will pay another visit to New Denver.  Squatters in Nelson.  On a townsite where there are an insufficient  number of lots on the market there is every excuse for building on government property and  trusting to buy it in at the next sale; and those  who have already clone so in New Denver and  Nelson have been allowed liberal discount for  improvements and have seldom found anybody  to bid against them. But there must be a limit  to this sort of thing, and this limit has been  reached in Nelson. Parties who now build on  government property do not do so because they  wish to get a site for nothing at the present  time and for less than its value at the next sale.  Such people deserve no consideration and it is  to be hoped they will receive none when the  next sale comes off.  Salmon River Placers.  Captain McCormick, who is interested in the  Royal Group of placer mines on the Salmon  river, British Columbia, is in Spokane for the  purpose of purchasing the necessary machinery  for the proper development of the claims. Gold  in paying quantities has been taken out of the  Salmon river for years, but this part of the  country, the captain says, through some cause  has been overlooked.  ��������� i  Bxrasx&Bar&mmsmiamBEm  ^mmmmsmmumimmmiimmm THE  MUTES:    .[NELSON,   B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,. OOTOBEE   1,  1892.  o  n  i '��������� w  i    8        w  eKsa  Beam  IT /***& fpfl  The above townsite has two never failing  streams of pure mountain water running  through it, affording sufficient  water power  FOR   CONCENTRATING   WORKS  and city purposes.  K?  ..n.w   ..EW HOTEL  IS NEARLY   COMPLETED,  And will be Ready to receive guests by the  20th of this month.  Is beautifully located near the centre of the  Principal Mines."  -Joining the-  DANDY'MmE ON THE ,1  Only 350 feet from the Famous  For further particulars enquire of ���������'Aa H. KE  HOTEL, FREDERICTON. ' '        -  5?i  And only 1200 feet from the  snoU  IS  Fli-  E5i  AND   K  -^  .ARE NOW ON THE MARKET  AT    PRICES  IGING   FROM   S300   TO   S2QQ.  Terms���������One-th'ird cash, one-third 6 months,  and the balance! year, after which prices will  be greatly advanced. ���������'    ���������  , General Agent, found at the office of  F. M. McLEOD, NELSON, or GRAND VIEW  CANADIAN     PJLATIMOS.  London Iron prints a communication  on the  subject  of Canadian  platinum.    Dr.   Hunt,   in  the report of the Quebec geological survey, reported his having detected platinum in some of  the gold washings of the Chaudiere district.   In  the province of Ontario, it is added, platinum  has  been   discovered  in   the  Sudbury district,  whare  it occurs  in   combination wiih arsenic,  forming the mineral "sperrylite>" said to be the  first mineral yet found '"containing platinum as  an  an  important constituent   other   than   the  natural alloys with various metals of the platinum group."    So far as can be learned, no ef-.  fort has  been   made  to  utilize  sperrylite as a  source of platinum, but it brings a high price as  a  mineralogical curiosity.    Canadian platinum  ore "as a commercial article, it is stated, is entirely the production of3British Columbia.    In  association with alluvial- gold it has been met  with in a number of streams of that province.  At present the most important platinum .bearing district of British Columbia, as well, indeed,  as of North America, is that of the Tulameen or  north fork of the Similkameen  river."    Placer  mining  in   this district  yields   both  gold, and  platinum,  the latter being found, like gold, in  grains and small nuggets.    A notable quantity  of platinum, has  already  been   obtained   from  this   district.    One firm   in   the  United States  claims to have purchased within the last year or  two fully 2000 ounces of British Columbia platinum, and "it Us weir known that a portion of  the yield of this district  has found its way to  the London market."  An increased output may  be expected, as the Tulameen Hydraulic and  Improvement company, it is declared, "has  made preparations to begin hydraulic mining on  a large scale w7ith the advent of spring."  Tlie Crow's tfest Pass Ksiiiway.  Contractors Ross, Maun & Holt are pushing  the grading in Crow's Nest pass for the CanadianPacific. Three hundred men are at work  and about 20 miles have been graded. It is believed that the company has been quietly pushing the work with the view of preempting the  entire pass, which at many points is too narrow  for more than one road. The line is laid out to  Macleod, Alberta, where it connects with the  Calgary & Edmonton, and it is said that the intention of the company is to extend lines due  east to connect at Estevan, Manitoba, with the.  new "Soo cut-off" now being built to the international boundary.  ���������  GROWN   GRANT   APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. fieridryx has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Hendry x No.. 1, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within GO days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.       Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and made,application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Hendryx  No. 2, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17Lh August, 1892.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed'  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Gal-  concla, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60 davs from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber K. Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and. made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as The Fraction, situate in Ainsworth mining division, .West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60 days from date of- publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is herebjr given that M. S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Cohrpany, 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 60 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 Cotton wood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary pa.pers 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 for  ward their  cation.  Nelson, B.C  objections within 60 days from date of publi-  N. FITZSTUBBS,  August 22nd, 1892.       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 " Tain 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 davs of this publication.  Nelson, B.C., August 24th, 1S92.     N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  NQT5GE.  Maid of Erin, Payne,   Mountain  Chief,  Jacks Mineral Claims.  AND   TWO  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 oth day of September, 1892.  S. S. BAILEY.  .���������  FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory,'complete in all its details with office fittings..   Price, $400.  Apply Miner office.  NOTICE.  Notice ishereby 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 see:*, at the government agent's office, Nelson..  August 29, 1892.   ��������� JOHN McDONALD. r������  .NOTICE.'    ., ~ ^  Blue Bird Mineral Claim.  J. Thompson (Certificate 41879) and John A. Whittier (Certificate 41796) 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.       .   .  '���������^E.  IV!  Mineral Claim Best, Slogan District.  . Take notice that we, E. H. Hughes, of the city of Spokane, United States of America, free miner's certificate  No. 41858 ;. David-'.Porter- of the same place, free miner's  certificate No. 39663; and George W. Hughes of the same  place,'free'miner's certificate No. 41800, all lawful owners  of the said claim, 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, this 28th day of August, A. D.' 1892, at Nelson.  E. H.  HUGHES,  DAVID  PORTER,  GEORGE-W.  HUGHES.  By Joseph Hethington .Bowes, ^  , Agent for said applicants.  SUMMONS. .    .- "; -,; ���������������������������  ...  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.���������Between John  A. Mara, plaintiff, and Yee 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 $94.87 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 weeks.  Notice is hereby given that the said defendant, Yee  Tong, is required to appear in this action within 8 days,  otherwise the action will proeeed against him, and judgment may be given in his absence. The said defendant,  Y"ee Tong, may appear to the said writ by entering an appearance personally, or by his solicitor, at the office-of the  district registrar of the Supreme Court at Kamloops, B. C.  FRED'K J. FULTON, of Kamloops, B. C,  Solicitor for the plaintiff, John A. Mara.  Kamloops, B. C, 3rd September.  1892.  J.  Fred  defend--  SUMMONS.  In   the  County   Court   of  Kootenay ���������Between  Hume & Co., plaintiffs, and diaries Randall,  ant���������Order for substituted service.  Upon reading the affidavits of Bruce Craddock and Fred  Irvine on behalf of the plaintiffs herein, I hereby order  that the above defendant appear in the above cause in 30  days from the date of the first insertion of the advertisement in the Spokane Review, hereinafter mentioned,  otherwise the plaintiff to be at liberty to enter up judgment and issue execution forthwith, and that a copy of.  this order be inserted for 4 weeks in the Nelson Miner and  the Spokane Review newspapers, and be posted upon the  Hidden Treasure mining claim, in Nelson mining division  of West Kootenay district, and that a further copy be  mailed by prepaid letter, addressed to the defendant,  Spokane, Washington. . (Sgd)    GEO.. A. WALKEM, J.  Dated, August 27th, 1892.  F. M. McLeod, plaintiff's solicitor, Nelson, B. C.  "fiVib  tMHimfUIIUUli  isNiiMuracASJiKiaaHMUfiW  LWiiWUMUlWaWWiBBI*!  iiwuwwuuwiwjuAj'Wjy  [l^y^^llM/UIWUi!UflU.MiWlft������WJHI^f!iayy������5S!B  BTOB^n-m-HasawKrasse-fflffi-^^  UWWJWUrfUL'A*.]l4AlkL]U,  USJfJWMWlSaRWVBWMSWffl  BMM������JMtflM!liaMI������fflilM!klMMW  rasL THE  MIITEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   00T0BEE   1,   1892.  J������IINIi\������   CONSOLIDATION.  L.   D.   JRondebush  has  options on  the New  York,  Amethyst,   Hillside,   Golden  Eagle and  Hidden Treasure properties at Creede.    In addition  to this, a compromise' has been arranged  between the Hillside,  Golden Eagle and Cuba,  whieli will be signed tomorrow.    The group of  mines will be consolidated  into one huge concern,  with a  capital  of $10,000,000,   under  the  name of the Amethyst Consolidated company.  The amount of monev involved in the purchase  of the properties and the settlement of the differences, is placed at $5,000,000, and the deal is,  therefore, one of the largest, if not the largest,  ever  closed  in   Colorado.    Though mr. Roucle-  bush has conducted all the negotiations himself  he is really  acting  for  David  H.   Moffat and  Eben Smith,   in  whose behalf he recently car-,  ried through the consolidation of the Anaconda  and   neighboring  properties  on   Cripple creek'.  The arrangement between the Hillside, Golden  Eagle and Cuba is upon the basis of a company  subordinate  to the main consolidation, with a  capital of $1,500,000 in $1 shares, of which the  Hillside gets about 300,003 and the remainder is  divided between the other two.    Captain Campbell and Creede were in Denver on Friday con-  suiting with Moffat.   Creede returned to Pueblo  that night, and Saturday his signature, which  was  the   last  Loudebush  needed,   was   placed  upon the documents in   that city.    He receives  about $1,000,000 out. of the deal.  New ������a])i>Is.irc 3<"lcl������l������.  M. H. Bryan of Phillisburg, went out prospecting about 2 or 3 weeks ago and, by chance,  he wandered up the west fork of Rock creek,  and began prospecting for placer gold near the  surveyed line of the Butte, Anaconda & Pacific  railway. In the bottom of each pan of dirt the  old gentleman noticed several -bright little  stones, and having several little grand children,  he concluded to save a few of the largest and  prettiest for the little ones to play with. He  saved a small bottle full, and when he returned  home he handed the bottle to one of his sons  with the remark that the stones were Montana  sapphires with a few rubbies and diamonds  mixed in for good measure. Jeweler Whalen  was called upon, and after a close examination  he pronounced them just what mr. Bryan had  so innocently and playfully said they were. Mr.  ��������� Bryan located several acres of placer ground,  and says he can find fine colors from the grass  roots, but has not yet prospected bed rock,  where he expects much greater things. An  old prospector who came to Anaconda from  that section, gives it as his opinion that there  are good diggings there and says that while all  cf the sapphires so far found are small, they  can be found in abundance. Several parties  from Granite have already hauled in some lumber and are preparing to ground sluice as soon  as possible.             (i.   The last. Irish census shows a decline of population since 1881 of 470,0C0. The number of  foreigners has increase, chiefly owing to the  large immigration of Russian Jews.  In New South Wales the government expended over $4,000,000 from 1S83 to 1800 endeavoring to exterminate rabbits. Beside that  a greater sum has been expended in private  moneys. In one year 25,230,000 skins had royalty paid upon them.  An extensive fire in the navy yard at Brooklyn, N. Y., on September 17, destroyed nearly  half a million dollars worth of property. It  broke out in a 3-story wooden extension of the  ; machine shops, in which the machinery of the  new cruiser Cincinnati. It was totally destroyed. The flames extended to the 10-story  brick machine shop and caused much damage.  udson S  -DEALERS IN-  Highest Cash Prices Paid for Furs.  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between the undersigned, under  the firm name of Reiuonald & Skinner, carrying on business as contractors and builders at^ Ainsworth, has been  this day disolved by mutual'consent.  R. REIUONALD.  . August 25, 1892. W. A. SKINNER.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the unregistered partnership  heretofore existing between HENRY ANDERSON and  JOHN L. RETALLACK, agents, of Ainsworth, B. C, is  by mutual'consent this day dissolved. The business will  be conducted as before by HENRY ANDERSON alone.  H. ANDERSON.  .    JOHN JL.. RETALLACK.  Ainsworth, September 5th, 1892.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, as THE BALFO'Ul: TRADING COMPANY, has  been dissolved by mutual consent.    All debts are to be,  paid to JOSEPH ALMO-UKE, who assumes all liabilities.  J. ALlVlOURE.  Balfour, September 6th, 18G2. HARRY D. BECK.  The undersigned will continue, the business under the*  same name as heretofore, THrS -BALFOuR TRADING  COMPANY. ;, J. ALMOURS.  Notice is hereby given that a sitting of the County Court  of .Kootenay will be held at Nelson, on Tuesday, the 18th  day of October, 1892  Nelson, B. C, September 16th,-,1892"  T. H. GIFFIN,  Registrar county court.  Dr. C. E. C. Brown will be at the Nelson House, Nelson,  from Monday night to Friday night. Will visit Kaslo oh  Saturday, and remain as long as work warrants.  Tenders for Sinking- a Shaft on the Le Roi Mine.  The Le Rbi Mining Company invites proposals to sink  the present shaft 120 feet. The Company will furnish  whim and advance supplies. Two horses required for  whim and three 8-hour shifts of 2 men. Proposals sent to  undersigned, at Trail Creek, B. C;, will be forwarded!  Trail Creek, B.C., September 9th, 1892.  E. S. TOPPING.  NOTSQE.  Notice is hereby given that application will 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 appropriate water from Kaslo'river and its tributaries;  and, also, 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. KTLBOURNE,  J. THOMPSON,  Dated 9th September, 1S92. T. J. ROADLE Y.  _______ . . .  The undersigned, hitherto trading under the name of the  DAVIES-SAYWARD SAWMILL COMPANY, having  disposed of their business to a joint stock company, it is  necessary that arrangements be made for the settlement of  all accounts due them on or before the FIFTEENTH DAY  OF OCTOBER NEXT, payment to be made to CAPT.'S. C.  SPALDING, PILOT BAY, and after October 15th accounts  will be collectable by messrs. CORBOULD, McCOLL,  WILSON & ELLIOTT, solicitors, Nelson, B. C.  JOSHUA DA VIES,  W. P. SAYWARD,  Pilot Bay, B. C, September 13th, 1892. Per J. D.  APPLICATION.  LICENSE   APPL  Notice is hereby given that I intend applying for a hotel  license at the next sitting of the licensing board to sell  liquor at the Stanley hotel, Nelson. T. W. CLARK.  Nelson, September 2i.  NOTICE.  Fred. J. Squire, merchant tailor, has removed from  Josephine street to Baker street, first store east of the  Silver King.  NOTICE. 0  Notice is hereby given that an application will be made  to the legislature of British Columbia, at its next,session,  for an act to incorporate a company to construct, equip,  operate and maintain a standard gauge line of railway  from the town of Nelson, on the Kootenay lake, to, the  head of the said lake at or near the mouth of the Lardeaux  river, and to construct, operate and maintain telephone  and telegraph lines in connection therewith.  McPHILLIPS, WOOTTON & BARNARD,  August 13, 1S92. Solicitors for applicants.  ~ NOTICE.  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 be. 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, tne 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 necessaiy for  the purpose of generating electricitj7-to be used as a motive  or illuminating power, and for any other purpose to which  electricitj*- 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 S50,CD0  with power to increase. S. H. GREEN,  E. E. COY,---5���������-���������-  Dated at Kaslo City, the 29th day of August,'1892.  The Kootenay Mining and Smelting Company,  (Foreign)  Registered the twenty-third day of August 1892.  CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The  Kootenay Mining and Smelting Company "(Foreign) under  the Companies Act part IV Registration of Foreign com-,  paniesand the Companies Act amendment Act 1889.  The objects for which the company is established are to  transact the business of mining milling and smelting gold,  silver, copper, lead, ores and other ores and minerals, in all its  branches, at Kootenay lake in Kootenay mining districtBrit-  ish Columbia and in the territory of Idaho, and in other mining districts of British Columbia and the United States of  America, also to purchase, own, work and' develop������ the  mines, mining claims and mining property known as the  Blue Bell Silver King Surprise and Black Hawk lodes located at Kootenay lake in Kootenay mining district, British Columbia, and to purchase, own work and develop other mines, mining claims and mining property at other places;  to own, buy, sell and deal in gold silver copper lead ores,  and other ores and minerals, also to obtain, buy and own  the franchise and property of the Toll road from Mud  Slough to a point on Kootenay river near Bonner's Ferry  Idaho territory, and to maintain and operate the same; to  buy, own and hire steamboats and other boats and to operate the same for the transportation of freight and passengers; to buy, own, hire and lease water sites and water  priviliges; to buy and own, lease and construct and maintain buildings, roads, bridges, canals, flumes and other  water courses necessary or convenient for the prosecution  of said business; to buy and own and hire real estate,  machinery, tools and other personal property necessary or  convenient for the prosecution of said business and generally to do all things incidental to said business and to the  proper management thereof.  The amount of the capital stock of the said company is  Thirty thousand dollars, divided into -Twelve- hundred  shares of the par value of Twenty-five dollars each.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Pilot Bay in the district of Kootenay, Province of British  Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and  affixed'my seal of office this 23rd. day of August 1S92 at the  city of Victoria in the province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  The Kootenay Lake '-Reduction Company (Foreign).  Registered the 23d day of August, 1892.  CERTIFICATE  OF REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The  Kootenay Lake Reduction Company" (Foreign) under the  Companies Act, Part IV., Registration of Foreign Companies, and the "Companies Act Amendment Act, 1892."  The objects for which the company is established are to  carry on the business of mining, milling, smelting, concentrating, reducing, and refining gold, silver, copper, lead,  and other ores and minerals, in all its branches, at Kootenay lake, in Kootenay mining district, in British Columbia, and in other mining districts in British Columbia and  the United States; ami to own, buy, sell, and deal in gold,  silver, copper, lead, and other ores and minerals, bullion,  and refined metals; and to purchase or hire such real  estate; and to purchase, own, work, and develop such  mines, mining claims, and mining property as may be  necessary or convenient for the transaction of said business; and to buy, sell, and own all such machinery, tools,  . and-other personal property as is necessar" or convenient  for use in said business and to the proper promotion and  management thereof.  The amount of the Capital Stock of the said Company is  two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided into twenty-five hundred shares of the par value of one hundred  dollars each.  The place of business of the said Company is located at  Pilot Bay in the district of West Kootenay, Province of  British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and  affixed my seal of office this 23rd. day of August 1892 at the  city of Victoria in the province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  -  r^v^i^^^'g^^ THE  MINEB:    KELSOJT,   B.   0.,' SATURDAY,  OOTOBEK   1,  1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months ������1.50, six months ������2.50, one year #1.  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.  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.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. - Communications with such signatures  as  "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc.,  etc.,  will riot be printed oh any consideration. ';..."  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. 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, Bremner & ..Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. II. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek,  E. C. Carpenter.  Address all Letters : The Miner, Nelson, B.C.  country from the outside, which is very pleasant reading; a.fter enumerating and discussing  the various routes it says: ''Masses of rich  '' mineral deposits have been discovered in a  " dozen sections of the Kootenay count ry, and  "experienced men say that, although new clis-  " co veries are made almost .'daily, the finds will  "' continue over a much larger area and  that  "the richest are yet to be made. The 'town of  "Nelson is ringing with the hum of a mining  "������������������"population and a,mining business. An Araer-  " lean authority speaks of that part of the  ** country as the coming mining empire of the  "northwest. No one class Only is making its  " way to the Kootenay country.   The rich lands  "of the valleys are being taken up by farmers;  " choice locations for stock raising are sought  "for, and men are preparing, in various ways,  " to dobusiness-with advancing tide of miners  " and prospectors.", -.  JlIxO  a������ies  awmi  'QmD.an  PILOT BAY,, KOOIEN'AY LAKE.  ��������� ��������� O       ���������'    ��������� '" .        " ���������.'''���������"  ������������������������������������       THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  .-���������...-���������' ,    '    " ' **������������������' i  ... ksmt^molSj: km:is������p..��������������������������������������������� -.-  The  Spokane  Spokesman recently published  an article, giving, it asserted, the views of one  of our Slocan mine owners, with regard to the  recent  customs .'seizure. .7 The gist of the interview   was   that   the   country   was   practically  bankrupt.      We   scarcely   believed    that    the  gentleman  in  question   could  have, made any  such statement,   and on his  return,   we  asked  him what he really did say to the Spokesman  reporter.    In reply he denied ever having,  to  ��������� his   knowledge,   seen   anyone .connected  with  that paper, during his stay in Spokane.    When  questioned by a friend as to  what  the  trouble  was, he stated the plain  facts  of the case, and  i(  is to be  supposed  that the  Spokesman got  holp of a garbled  version  of the conversation  and wrote it up so as to coincide with what he  wished, even if he did uat believe, to be true.  There can be no denying  that  we  wish  that  the customs officials had chosen any other time  of the year rather than  the present,  for their  ������������������    descent,  but it is nonsense to imagine that an  affair of this sort is likely to bankrupt a whole  district.    No business  man  cares  to   be  called  upon, suddenly,   to pay  down  a   sum   of from  two to five thousand dollars, but. if it comes to  a pinch, it can generally be managed.    Our merchants are not such men  of   straw   as   to. go  "broke.over a little thing of   that sort,  though  there would be more excuse for their doing so  here, than in any large city, as every one invests  just as much as he can spare from his business  in real estate aud inirmg  property,   and   very  frequently   has   to  accept a  share in  a claim  or a townsite as payment for a bill, thus reducing business to the  primitive method of barter  and  doing  a large  trade  011  a  comparatively  small cash basis.   The   recent   prevalence   of small-pox  on the  coast, and the present  existence of cholera in  Europe, and the liklihood of its spread to Amer- >  ica,  seems  to   have  had a good effect on the  provincial health officers.    An extra edition of  the British Columbia Gazette contains a series  of regulations, issued over the signature of the  provincial secretary, the enforcement of which  in Nelson,   cannot  help  but  have  a  beneficial  effect.    We shall probably publish, next week,  the full text of these regulations, and shall then  take  the opportunity to discuss the matter at  greater length.  __.  The Western World for September contains  an article  on  how to get into  the Kootenay  Though things tire not by any means   booming in the common acceptation of t he term, here,  and though the 'hum of mining business' is not  so violently loud as to keep us awake at nights,  (how  that  the  Nelson   has   kindly   ceased   to.  ������������������\yhistle during the 'still sma' hours') yet there  is a steady advance noticeable in the place that  is iniimteiy  more  reassuring and  satisfactory  than   - any    sky-rocket-iuish-spiutter-and-burst  would be.  The school trustees haye done well in calling  attention to the fact that the drainage from the  ���������school house falls into Ward creek.    If the government and the O. P.-R.'-had spent some of the  money, which they were going to have spent on  roads, in   devising  some  sort of   a   system   of  drainage,   it might not, perhaps,  have been a  bad investment ; as good a one, at any rate, as  the clearing done on some of ^the streets,, will  prove to be.    Ward creek is the natural drain  of-the town, and it would have cost but a trifle  to-have boxed it in, and to have run subsidiary  drains   into  it from   the   various  parts  of  the  town.    It is the policy,   however,   of  our  lords  and masters, not to improve the healthiness of  the town,  or to  put  in   improvements   which  would-be of some permanent and real use, but  to. make the greatest show for the least money.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  WELL-SEASONED   ROUGH   AMD-  ' FIM1SNIMO   LUMBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  Lath, Moldings, etc.  ft. 0, Spalding*.  "% IT  !���������_,_���������,���������,  ���������"W  T  ^ra=j������  )otenay Lake Sawmill  Will be Emmie g aoout August 1st  Of"      34  rs o" I r\ ���������  UjU    ������X,Qj&lV  and will be "the largest and best equipped Sawmill in  Kootenay. Large stocks of luraber no w on hand at Kaslo,  at the old mill site and at Nelson.  A carload of Sash and Doors for sale.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  .3  v\  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  ������������,  aosi  Leaves  Kaslo for Nelson at 6:30 a.  m.,    daily    (Sunday excepted)  calling   at Ainsworth, Pilot Bay  and  Balfour.  'RETURNING   .  Leaves Nelson for  Kaslo at 1 p.m.,  calling at way ports.  leal E^  state ���������&' Mines * Conveyancing  CS _L_i -\^j \^J.  Agent for  *.      SVT  J-rp-^7-  JL ���������  T XT'FT)  11 K Hi H  JLJ JL&j  S^SjfofiSice Sios-e,  Nelson,  IS. C.  m   m   m  AND SENT������ TUHNISKING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  m  m  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  */rs  l&M  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Ha-ndled. on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  f)������nn       ' ��������� .��������� SELOUS   BLOCK,  XJiilVxj e      Corner "Victoria and Stanley Streets.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Eeal Estate; Mining Broker, .  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST BBAKEJK STISEJET, KEIiSOW,   E3. ���������.  FiKE   IffSflJKAJMJE:  I represent the following safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN .London, England.  UNITED Manchester, England.  ATLAS London, England.  QUEBEC Canada.  iBFE:  EQUITALBE  .New York.  Agent for J. & J. Taylor's Safes.       _   B ^^iT^A SssatsssB  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The Miner office H  THE MDSTEE:    ffELSOtf,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAT,  OOTOEEB   1,  1892.  MERCHANT MILLEES, MGOSOMIN, Assa.  a  Hungarian Patent/'  ''Strong Bakers,"  "Straight Bakers."  BFWM.yituw.'.ui-ajmLJii  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.  SPECIAL  ATTENTION   GIVEN   TO  THE   BRITISH  COLUMBIA  TRADE.  OFFICES =  Moosomin, X1W.T.  M.  d 25 Park Street, Ottawa, Ont.  , Agent for N. W.T. arid Kootenay District, B.C  BACK   EAST.  A new company has been formed to hasten  the settlement of the vacant farm lands around  Winnipeg.  A mammoth cheese is being manufactured at  Perth for the World's Fair. It is 7 feet high, 9  feet, in diameter, and requires the milk of 600  cows for 3 days.  . A 10,000,000 feet of gas well has been struck  by the Ontario Natural Gas company, west of  Ruthven, Ontario.  An Ottawa company has been organized with  a million dollars capital to embark in gold mining in Creigton township, Algoma. They are  said to have found a paying claim.  Four   different   peaks   in   the  mountains  of  Idaho are from  13 to 23 feet lower by actual  measurement than   they   were   15   years   ago.  Geologists do not attempt to explain the "why"  of their settling.  The Ottawa government has been notified by  the British government that a war vessel has  been1 ordered to proceed to"Vladivostock to investigate the recent seizures of Canadian vessels by Russian cruisers.  A petition, filed by E. A. Bailey, of Morden,  to disqualify R. P. Robin, leader of the Opposition, who was the unsuccessful candidate at the  recent elections, was dismissed on technical  grounds, on September 16.  The exodus of French Canadians from the  province of Quebec to the United States still  continues. Within the last 20 days upwards of  25 families, belonging to Levis and its adjoining parishes, St. Joseph and St. David, have  sold out all they had and taken their departure.  It is proposed to construct a ship canal from  Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie, a distance of 11  miles. Such a canal would mean a saving of 80  or 100 miles, and it would also enable vessels to  avoid the Detrot river. The idea is thought to  be practicable.  Canadian Pacific railway officials are charged  with been engaged in assisting smugglers to  pass Chinese into the United States, and the  treasury department has officially notified the  deputy collector of customs at. Montreal of the  fact with a view of putting an end to such conduct.  A miner named A. Logan was killed at the  Montagu gold mine at Waverly on September  16. He was being hoisted up the shaft in a bucket when the rope caught. The bucket was  overturned and the poor fellow was dashed to  the bottom, being instantly killed. He was 28  years of age and leaves a wife and 4 children.  We have in stock a car of rattan and willow goods, just  received. JAS. McDONALD & CO.  ������. F. Teetze.'  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS,  !W������  , ETO.  WAIL.PAPEStS, and FISHffJS������ TACJ&LE,    *  'RAYMOND'-   SEWING        MACHINES       O       STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets,  Telephone 36.  AnsriD  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   AND   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.  -A.XJ3DO"CTS   ZBIROTIETIEIIR-iS.,   PEOS.  LSGJ)  M  ery & a eea siame,  i  L  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  G-RAIN FOR SALE,  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  'F MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,        .       .        .        . 6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, .....': General Manager  Nelson Branch:   N. W. Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;'  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranf ers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  ��������� '   (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE FUN������, ������220,000     .   .       1,100,000  BBADSTOHES:  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWustminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo; B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New YorK;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  To Miners and Prospectors  . ��������� MY NEW  66  JS  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. Tisdall,  HOTEL,   IKI.A.SILCX  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  ARCHIE FLETCHER, Proprietor nnul Manager.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENG-BfEEE AOT AECHITEOT,  Victoria St., Next Door to Hotel Phair, Nelson, R. ���������. 1:/  6  THE  MEfrEB:    rTELSON, E.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  0CT0BEK   1,  1892.  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  AUCTIONEER  ')  B  NEWLY    FINISHED    HOUSE  DESIRABLE   LOCALITY  MUST   BE    SOLD   AT    ONCE  JOSEPHINE  STREET,  NELSON.  McINT  oiestikjieir,  AND  Corner ISiuiT and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.  WILL   CONTEACT  TO  OAEEY PASSENQEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS It* WELSOW.  Stove and Cordwood for Sale.  Hunt & Dover,  JEWELERS   AMD   WATCHMAKERS,  ~W~- JR. CHESTWElf  AECHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  Carney Building West Baker Street.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 2i.  Edward Applewhaite & Co,  S. E. corner Baker and J osephine 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.  TO    THE-  ������EATI5.  This is the story of a duel to the death between  two wild creatures in the jungles of Farther India. The battle was watched from beginnning  to end by Manuel, the. tiger hunter. The duel  was between a spotted tiger and a boa-constrictor. It was in the afternoon of a hot day  that Manuel walked softly down the path that  led to the camp, but on this occasion he was  creeping along with unusual stealthiness, for he  had a pretty clear idea that a tiger was walking  along the path a short distance in front of him.  At,the proper moment he would attract his  attention and offer him battle. Within a few  hundred yards of his hut the hunter became  aware, from subtle animal instinct, that the  tiger had stopped in the path.  The hunter paused and listened.. There was  a rustling in the leaves and a stirring in the  undergrowth that he did not quite understand.  Undoubtedly the tiger had found something  that attracted his attention. The rustling  ceased for a moment, but began again a, trifle  more vigorously. Then came a low, muffled  growl and thrashing among the leaves, as  though the tiger were showing his teeth and  swinging his tail from side to side. The hunter  crept forward like a shadow. At a. curve in the  path he stopped short. A strange thing was  going on in the narrow path in front of him.  A tiger was pacing back and forth, with his  tail waving and his hair bristling in sudden  anger. In front of him lay a huge boa-constrictor, coiled ready for a spring. The big  snake's eyes shone like diamonds in the sun,  and his tongue darted in and out like forked  lightening. His great coils were quivering with  . rage and fury. What had stirred up those two  wild creatures to such a pitch of anger it is impossible to say. The snake had probably been  in the path, about to seize some small animal  when the tiger appeared, and broke the spell.  The tigvr wanted the right of way, or at least  the chance to pass on one side, but the snake  only tightened its coils and stood its ground,  with unmistakeable signs of aroused fighting  disposition.  The two beasts in the path moved back and  forth, as though sparring for an opening. The  tiger, at length, unable to restrain his rage,  leaped at the serpent's swaying head, but the  snake's head wasn't there. The tiger landed in  the path on the other side of the snake, but  almost before he had touched the ground a coil  had been thrown around him. He gave a thrilling cry and leaped fully a dozen feet in the air.  He landed safe and unharmed on his own side  of the path, a little shaken up, perhaps, but  still full of good fighting blood.  Furious beyond all control, the creatures  sprang at each other at the same instant. For  a scant second there was poised in the air a  yellow blur, wrapped about with great glistening coils like the trunk of a small tree, and then  snake and tiger rolled in the dust together.  It was a grand battle. The serpent's coils  were tightening around the tiger, but the tiger's  teeth and claws were buried deep in the snake's  back and body. Tighter grew the great coils.  Deeper sank the long teeth. The serpent, in a  spasm of pain and dying rage, tried once for all  to crush his enemy to a shapeless mass, but his  flesh and muscle had been sadly torn, and his  neck was breaking under the tiger's teeth. A  feeble struggle in the shoulders of the tiger. A  galvanic shudder in the coils of the serpent, and  then all was still.   It was over.  m*  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.  BTTrfMrTl  SLOGAN CEOSSBTG.  PROPRIETOR.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.   .  EEADQUAETEES for MUEEAY & MATHESOFS  PACK TEAM.  THE  IT HOTEL,  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WBTES,. LIQUOKS  and  CISAES.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  the BLUE RIDG-E HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  Pirst  Class  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  urns  ining  oom  Is now opened at the  TEL   VICTORIA,  VICTORIA   ST.,  NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  JOHN   GURN.  of San Francisco.  ASSAYEES, JOSEPHINE STEEET  Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Mines examined  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention: THE MDTEB:    MJLSOff,  B.   0., SATUBDAY,  00T0BEB   1, 1892.  Corner West "Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  ITRST-CLASS   IN   EVEBY   BESPECT.  1  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE  IS  NOT SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-KOOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGAES  AND THE FINEST BEANDS OF LIQUOES.  PROPRIETORS  This Space Reserved for  W. 0. PHILLIPS.  jl ~E3L JEj  ���������ETXiEfcOIPIELAJNr   FUtJ^JST.  M. J. BROWN  PROPRIETOR.  The above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.   The table is one of the  best in the the town.   The bar keeps the  finest brands of liquors and cigars.  NELSON.  Hot and  cold water;  electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  HOTEL  VICTORIA   STREET,   NEESON,   B.CJ.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.  Terms Moderate.  MILLS  & REVSBECH��������� Proprietors.  MINING   NEWS   OF   THE   WOMD.  Ottawa parties have subscribed $600,000 in the  past month to develop gold properties near  Sudbury, Ontario.  A party of miners from Spokane are at work  on the banks of Snake river, opposite Asotin.  They claim they have a process by which they  can save the fine gold found on the bars of that  river, but whether they are meeting with success or not is unknown.  It is reported that a prospector from Kaslo,  who went into the Lardeau country by way of  Kootenay lake and the Lardeau river, has made  a rich strike in the vicinity of the group of  claims recently located by J. W, Haskins and  others near the head of Healy creek.  The commercial value of the produce of the  Bolivian silver mines for 1890 is estimated at  $11,020,691. The Huanchaca mine, with a yield  of about $4,247,485 is the greatest silver-producing mine in Bolivia. Allowing 40 per cent of  this amount for working expenses, the Huanchaca mine has realized $2,544,891 to the stockholders in the last year.  George Attwood and mr. Reynolds of London  have bought the Rattler mine and mill at Fair-  view, British Columbia, and also the Brown  Bear, Ontario, and Wynn, all gold properties.  The gentleman will now go to England, and on  their return, in a couple of months, will build  reduction works on the properties. They have  already secured land on the Okanogan river for  mill-site, etc.  Articles of incorporation of the Gold Hill  Mining & Milling Company have been filed for  record at Spokane. The capital stock of the  company is $250,000, divided into 25,000 shares .  of the par value of $10 each. The incorporators  are Eber C. Smith, R. Lee, Thomas Neagle, and  John Gallagher. The property of the company  is situated near Marcus, on the Spokane &  Northern railway, and is considered very valuable. Work will be commenced on the property at once.  The Standard Ore Companyj in which are interested the magnates of the Standard Oil and  other corporations, notably the American Steel  Barge   Company,   builders   of   the  whaleback  vessels, has just received a lot of mining machinery for the Cincinnati mine on the Mesaba  range.    The ore company has leased the Cincinnati mine, and will remove a minimum of about  200,000 tons of Bessemer ore yearly.    It is stated  by the directors that the Carnegie Steel Company  has purchased  the  entire output of the  mine  for  a term  of years  under certain con-  ditions.    Altogether the Carnegie company has  contracted for the annual delivery of over 500,-  000 tons of ore from that region.    The Cincinnati will be operated by underground mining,  and  several  working shafts are already in the  ore.   The Biwabde, whose ore body is merely a  continuation of the Cincinnati, is said to have  the greatest amount of ore in sight that has  ever been produced from a single mine, 20,000,-  000 tons.  A successful   miner and   prospector,  named  Conner, has made one of the richest discoveries,  on Salt creek, ever made in Shasta county, California. The find is on the old Kempton ground,  on an adjoining claim to theCleveiand, one of  the Tellurium group. He purchased the claim  for $100, and then went to work carefully prospecting. He was rewarded by uncovering a  prospect from which he has taken out between  $5000 and $6000 in sinking about 10 feet. The  vein is about 3 feet wide, has true walls, and  prospects immensely for 150 feet along the surface. Pounds of the rock taken out hung together with strings of gold. Mr. Conner has 4  claims in a group there, all of which show up  well.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS   MADDEN  Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  t is: is    t j������ :e L E  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  THE BAR BS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  NELSON, B. ���������.  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river. '  THE  ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE TABLE  is acknowledged  the best  in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  the :b_a_:r  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Baker 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 Gigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  SIAfcONE   ������fc  TREGIULUS...   .PROPRIETORS  The Smelting Establishment for the Nelson Divis-  ���������    ion of West Kootenay  For information as to town lots, apply to  W.   M.   NEWTON   Resident Agent.  U\ '-:!'  Rr  8  THE MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   OOTOBEE   1,  1892.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware,  Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the imblic will find it" to their advantage to call and insnect Goods  and compare Prices.  IN"  ~JL  Telephone  07  an  ������j3iS  Verno  nn  cu  tree! NELS03S  LOCAL   AKtt    PERSONAL.  A. L. Daveupost has left for his home in  Portland, Or.    .    c  A. E. Hoclgins left yesterday for Nakusp, on  wagon road business.  R. J. Bealey returned on Friday from a  month's visit to the coast.  The Ladies' Guild has definitely fixed the 25th.  of October for their bazaar. Fancy prices will  not prevail.  J. A. Mara, M.P., made a flying visit to Nelson on Friday evening last, leaving again on  Saturday.  The chief engineer of the Ainsworth had his  finger crushed so badly yesterday, as to necessitate amputation.  Charles P. Oudin and C. D. Hampton, of the  Washington Powder company, have gone into  the Slocan country to see what there is to be seen.  F. S.Barnard, mrs. Barnard and miss Loewen,  captain John and mrs. Irving, arrived in Nelson on Tuesday, visited Bonner's Ferry on Wednesday, and returned to the coast yesterday.  Thursday's boat from Revelstoke was delayed  for some hours, and in consequence the train  from Robson did not arrive quite on schedule  time, being in fact, some 6 or 7 hours late.  C. E. Perry, accompanied by J. Townsend,  left yesterday morning for Duncan river, taking  two professional boatmen to help to navigate  this stream, which is supposed to abound in  snags and other abominations.  It is proposed to hold an organ recital in the  Church of England reading room, on Wednesday evening next, at 7.30 p. m., when mrs.  G-oepel, mrs. Davys, miss Bate,and messrs. Jow-  ett and Hamber will provide an excellent  programme.  Tlae SitisiiiAei' Amsworlla.  The   difficulties   with   the   boiler   inspector,  which the owners of.this steamer experienced  with   regard   to   the  pressure that the  boiler  could stand, seem to have been smoothed over,  satisfactorily,   and   the   boat   is  now  running  with a pressure   of    105   pounds.    The   whole  trouble seems to have arisen from the fact that  the drawing of the machinery, which was sent  to Victoria, consisted solely of a blue-print, and  was considered by the authorities* to  be inadequate and incomplete.    Some few mishaps-may  be expected to  occur until the Ynacninery has  .settled down to hard work, and it seems evident  that, being run at a  small expense,   as  is  the  Ainsworth, and lacking much local competition,  such a boat as this ought to pay hand over fist.  Here's wishing her luck, anyway.    ,  After EScar.  W. T. Sully, renowned in the district as a  killer of bears, has gone down the Columbia on  a fortnight's hunting trip.  SiCfft for S<ml2i Africa.  A party of 6 California miners left Crass VaK  ley, Cal., on Sept. 29th, for the gold fields on the  Zambesi river in South Africa.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.  Grant Thorburn has sole charge of the hotel business, and  will receive all moneys due.  "   GRANT THORBURNE,  HARRY PHAIR.  Nakusp, September 15, 1892.    Great Western Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, Thomas McGovern, owner, free  miner's certificate No. 41,782, intend 60 days fron; 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. THOMAS   McGOVERN.  Dated this 13th clay of September, A. D. 1892.  FOR   SALE.  A good Mason & Hamlin organ (6octa,ves.)  "Price $400.  Apply to RICHARD IRWIN, Tain O'Shanter mine, B. C,  on east side of Kootenay Lake.  WARNING  SSSOTSOE.  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 Id.-, block 34,  in town of Nelson. The only party to whom wo 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 loth,7L890. Intending purchasers are therefore warned not to purchase said lot from  John Lane or W. C. McLean, or their assignee.  .HOUSTON & INK,  Nelson, B.C., Sept. 28th, 1892.       7per John Houston.  APPLICATION-  'HOR  N8i  FOR  .Litmus  Notice is hereby ''giventhat 30 clays from date hereof, I,  the undersigned,"will apply to the stipendiary magistrate  at Nelson, B.C., for a hotel license; said hotel business to  be carried on at Pilot Bay, West Kootenay district, British Columbia. ; ���������":" J. BLANCHARD.  Dated at Pilot Bay, this 1st day of October, 1892.  OROWi^! GRANT���������'APPLICATION.  To All Whom it May Concern :       ;  Be it known that we, James Richey, (free miner's certificate 41,S83) 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 cf the claims Antelope, recorded by James  Richey aforesaid, on the loth day of June, 1892, in the office of A. Sproat, mining recorder, ��������� bloca-n ; and Dardanelles, recorded by Jno. Fitzgerald aforesaid, in the said  mining and recorder's office on the loth 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.           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 mineral claim Okanagan, recorded by  Matthew Guthrie aforesaid, on the 2nd clay 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. RICHEY,  M. GUTHRIE,  JNO.    FITZGERALD,  September 5th, 1892. JNO. KING.  DEALERS  1  msr  \,a

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