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The Miner Oct 8, 1892

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Array 'I       f J  iy~-  n  (i  -r  ������<_ /'  Tiie Mine.,  in  Kootenay are Among  the E_icl_est in  America.  Tlie Ores are  Higli-Cirade in Gold,  Silver, .Copper,  and _Lea������l. ,  teUMBEE 118.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   OOTOBEE   8,   1892.  U A TEAE.  ii.    M.   SPROAT   ON   J.    M.    KELLIE.  Editor Miner���������Dear Sir: As it is no easy  [matter to put salt on mr. Kellie's tail, or for  j even, a smart constituent to hit his retreating  figure with a kodak, I send you a plain, kindly,  'open letter for his perusal and reply, and for the  edification of the r little group of persons with  whom he chiefly confabulates. The facts will  be at once recognised in Victoria.        Gr. M. S.  [We print this communication from mr.  Sproat as coming from a man who knows more  of governmental ins and outs than most. "We  do not in any way identify ourselves with matters of which we have no knowledge; and. we  print it at a time when mr. Kellie has every opportunity to defend himself.���������Ed.]  Mr. J. M. Kellie���������Dear Sir:   The last time  that I saw you, at a public meeting, was during  the election of 1890.    You have not met your  constituents  since,    except   in   out-of-the-way  places.    It is said you were here, last summer,  for a night, running in and out of the town like  a county court judge.    Such delinquency is uncommon   indeed;    unknown  in the history of  representative   government.    Would    that    it  were your only fault,  but, alas! in your case,  my friend,   " motley's the only wear."   Sorry  am I to say that you are now, after 2 sessions,  more disregarded, by all sections of the house,  than any member (and during 30 years I have  known strange ones) who ever sat in the legislature of the old colony, or of the present province.    This is a serious thing for your constituents, who have had, during 2 years past, to deal,  irregularly  and alone,  with questions of the  gravest interest to them.    You have been well  treated, and your failure is due solely to yourself.    There is a wherefore to every why, and I  will state this wherefore in plain moderate lanr  guage���������distinguishing, of course, you as a man  from you a politician, and giving you credit for  acting   according to your lights.    When  you  were elected the constituency was small; you  got fewer than 50 votes.    Two other candidates  came near to you. It was well known that there  were half a dozen "slave votes," which would  elect the candidate who got them.    You were  running as an "independent "���������you, as an "independent," asked .for my vote���������but, nevertheless,  you secured the aforesaid "slave votes,"  and won the seat by pledging yourself to support the government.    Mr. Robson, accordingly  counted you in, and put cash your way, as a  member of a commission���������$500,   was   it   not?  On the meeting of the house, the government  newspaper, classed you as a ministerialist, in  virtue of your pledge.    Here was the beginning  of   trouble.   You   clearly   had either���������I must  speak plainly���������to bilk the government or bilk  your constituents.  "Now, by two-headed Janus/'  "Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time."  You decided to bilk the government. The  editor made the change. In the first week of  the session, therefore, you became known in the  house as a pledge-breaker and a trimmer���������being  regarded by the Robsonites with disgust, and by  the independents with suspicion. You got mud  on your boots then, which you can never scrape  off.    Mr. Robson was deeply hurt, but lay by,  not  then   knowing   his strength  in   the   new  house, and considering, no doubt, that a bilker  might rebilk.    He gave the district good appropriations, and passed about the word that you,  though a renegade, were to be conciliated; andso  the first session ended.    This was the state of  matters during the spring of 1891.    Then, after  the adjournment of the house there began, on  your   part,   a   series of extraordinary   antics,  which illustrated your acquirements.    It is well  known   to school  boys that   the keystone   of  popular government is the accountableness of  the executive for every cent of public money  voted.   The executive alone can propose appropriations; they are responsible to the legislature  for the spending���������the whole system being safeguarded by strict audit, and by bonds from inferior officers.    In a fit, as some say,   of "big  head," you came to the district, and started in  to incur public obligations, or direct public expenditure.    Y"ou undertook to appoint workmen  and fix their pay, breaking the wise rules of the  public service and of orderly government.    The  ministry were   aghast,   and,   on learning the  facts, had no other course open than to resign  their own offices, or pull you up, as a being unknown to a constitution, except as one of the  members of  the house���������and  so the year 1891  came to an end.    The events of the last session  ���������the session of 1892���������are well known.    Instead  of "going slow," a'nd making friends in a house  in which you were discredited, you threw your  glove to the premier,  who,  you  should have  known, had been waiting for you.    Mr. Robson  explained to the house that, since you left the  police force at Winnipeg and entered British  Columbia, you had become known as a mining  pretender, and how  the constituency ever entrusted their interests to you, he could not understand.    You then made a charge against the,  present premier, mr. Davie, who promptly invited a committee of enquiry.    This committee  twiddled their thumbs, and could make no report, for you had nothing to submit to them���������in  other words, the charge was a reckless slander.  The Barnard episode is not forgotten.    You introduced a bill to transfer to speculators a portion   of  the natural  water supply of Nelson.  What bargain you made is unknown, but what  we do know is, that,  on your becoming timid  mr.   Barnard   used   language   sulphurous���������not  pleasant   for   your  constituents to read.    We  wonder what the  bargain  was,  the breach of  which   made  mr.  Barnard  so  angry.    I have  shown that you tried to be a "ministerialst"  and "independent" at one and the same time.  (Perhaps   by   "independent" you   meant "independent" of your constituents.)   I confess to  some kind of suspicion whether it  is given to  yon to know, at any time, in the maze of public  life, where you are, or exactly what you are* doing.    Th^re may not have been,  on your part,  any formal transfer of party allegiance, but the  general opinion in the house, among both ministerialists and independents, is that you were  when last heard of, purely and simply a member of the opposition.    Next.    Your candid constituent, G-. M. Sproat.  Nelson, October 7th, 1892.  A Handsome Figure.  It is rumoured that E. E. Coy has soldal-16th  interest in the Dardanelles for $9000, $4500 cash.  MINING   NOTES.  A. J. Marks has been out of town for 2 or 3  days, looking after his interests in the Whitewater group.  Development work is showing up a strong  vein on captain Duncan's discovery on the  Salmon river.  J. E. Boss has been investing in Slocan prospects. But mr. Boss has still lots of faith in  Toad mountain.  Latest reports from Scotland leave-no room  for doubt that the Silver 0King is sold. The  owners will be back at the end of the month.  H. Selous has in his office a fine sample from  the Goldendale. Gray copper and lead are  what it contains chiefly. As a surface indication it could not be better,  It is reported that the Poorman shipped only  $2600 of bullion this year. The mill has only  been run at odd intervals, and no attempt made  to work the mine systematically. But the output has probably been better than that.  * It is estimated that over $10,000 worth of gold  has been taken out of Hall creek this summer.  Most of this has been procured by panning.  When derricks are put in at Hall creek and  proper facilities for sluicing, it will give big  pay. The gold is so coarse that no mercury  plates are required to save it.  Me Back., his Opinion.  The following is an extract from a letter written by Jim Wardner, respecting the great necessity of opening up roads for the shipment of  ores:    "I would impress upon you the necessity  of urging immediate action in the construction  of the  wagon  road  between Nakusp and the  head of Slocan lake.    lam certain the Nakusp  route is the cheaper one.    San Francisco is the  best market for Slocan lead and silver ores.  The  reason for this is that clean silver and lead ores,  bearing neither zinc,  antimony nor silica are  very scarce there.    Now San Francisco smelters  take about 20,000 tons per year for Pacific coast  consumption, and therefore have ho freight to  pay on bullion to New York.    Every prospect  that I have examined lately in the Slocan country   has   only   strengthed   my   opinion    ������hat  the Slocan country will be the greatest freight  producer that  has ever been discovered.    The  grade of  the lead and silver, considering the  vast size of the veins, is unparalleled.   The shipment of ore to  Helena from  the  Freddie  Lee  assayed higher than any lot of crude ore concentrates ever received at the smelter.  TIbc Sanitary Regulations.  There has,been some discussion down at the  coast as to whether the regulations, which we  publish this week on the first and third pages of  the News, were the best that could have been  deviled under the circumstances.    Be this as it  may, there can be no doubt but that these rules  and regulations will be  enforced as rigidly as  circumstances_will permit.    And it is right that  they should  be.    We have before now referred  editorially to the unhealthy manner in  which  the alleys of Nelson  have  been,  and now  are,  kept, and we are glad to imderstand that steps  will be taken immediately to clean up the place.  It will be observed that no choice is allowed the  local authorities in this matter. The act reads  throughout, the agent 'shall' do this, that, or  the other.    And so the agent undoubtedly will.  \f  # ���������i  V  THE  MUSTEK:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,   OCTOBEE   8,  1892.  _[?____  3^"____T"Cr_E_____.I_   STT_E?X3IJ"5r   POI  t:  t  ���������W  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.  Is beautifully located near the centre of the  Principal Mines.  IS NEARLY   COMPLETED,  And will be Ready to receive guests by the  20th of this, month.  -Joining the-  E OH THE SOUTH,  Only 350 feet from the Famous  And only 1200 feet from the  USINESS and- RES1BENC  LOTS  ARE NOW ON THE MARKET  AT    PRICES  RANGING   FROM   S8QQ   TO   $200.  Terms���������One-third cash, one-third 6 months,  and the balance 1 year, after which prices will  be greatly advanced.  For further particulars enquire of   A������  HOTEL, FREDERICTON.  KELLY- General Agent, found at the office of F. M. McLEOD, NELSON, or GRAND VIEW  JLIYEB* TO   EAT.  . A few years ago, during a rather hot season,,  while fishing in a stream in Sutherlandshire, I  succeeded in catching an ordinary river trout  about. 1^ pound weight with what is known  among anglers as a midge fly. While extracting the hook from the mouth of the fish I  noticed what at first I took to be an enormous  worm in his throat. In order to examine it, I  pulled it but, and was exceedingly surprised to  find a.common heather adder nearly a foot long  swallowed in a double fashion���������that is, seized  near the middle, so that head and tail were only  partially devoured. To ascertain whether the  adder was killed prior to being swallowed, I  made a careful examination of the body, but  could find no bones broken or any tiling the  matter, further than a partial digestion of the  part of the snake:s body which must have entered the fish's stomach. Would this snake,  then, pressed with thirst, have gone to the  stream to drink, and be seized by this voracious  trout? .  Soutii African tiold Field.  The Robinson gold mine of the Johannesburg  district in South Africa, in addition to 7355  ounces of gold extracted from 7355 tons of ore  reduced, also secured as much as 3112 ounces  from their tailings by means of, the cyanide  (MeArthur-Forrest) process making, with 731  ounces from chlorination, a total product for  the nionth of 11,198 ounces, of which 25f per  cent were an achievement of the cyanide process trom the tailings. The July gold product  of the district is reported to have been 103,252  ounces; the total for 7 months of this year is  663,982 ounces against 378,036 in 189.1. The exports of gold from the Cape colony, South  Africa, was $1,855,470 during July and $1,972,000  during August.  Who Says Silver's Cheap.  One of the most remarkable sales of old silver  ever held was at Edinburgh lately. It included  pieces belonging to the late earl of Dunmore  and the service of St.. Martin's Abbey in Perthshire. Several pieces were bought on commission from New York. The highest price ever  obtained for old silver ($80 an ounce) was given  for an early Italian double-handled cup and  cover, $420 being the price. The highest price  heretofore had been $50 an ounce.  CROWN   GRANT  APPLICATIONS.  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. 1, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 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., 17th 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-  conda, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will*3 for ward  their objections within 60 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th 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 Fraction, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60 days from date of publication.7.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892."      N.. FITZSTUBBS,    '"  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  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 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, 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 days of this publication.  Nelson, B.C., August 24th, 1892.     N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  and  Two  NOTICE-  MAID of Erin,  Payne,  Mountain  Chief,  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.  FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete in all its details with office fittings.   Price, $400. -  Apply Miner office.  NOTICE.  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 {rKootenay Bonanza  claim, Toad Mountain. Copies of the field notes and plat  can be seen at the government agent's office, Nelson.  August 29, 1892. JOHN McDONALD.  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. /   .  .  NOTICE.  Mineral Claim Best, Slocan 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. 39666; 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.  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 loth day of June, 1892, in the office of A.  Sproat,  mining recorder, Slocan ; and Darda-j  nelles, 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 thej  said claims at the end of 60 days for the purpose of ob-s  taining crown grants therefor.        JAS. RICHEY,  M. GUTHRIE,  JNO.    FITZGERALD,!  JNO.   KING.  Sept. 5th, 1892.  SUMMONS.  In   the   County   Court   of  Kootenay ��������� Between J.  Free;  Hume & Co., plaintiffs, and Charies Randall, defend  ant���������Order for substituted service.  Upon reading the affidavits of Bruce Craddoek and Frecf  Irvine on behalf of the plaintiffs herein, I hereby ordei?  that the above defendant appear in the above cause in 3t^  days from the date of the first insertion of the advertise-}  ment in   the   Spokane   Review,   hereinafter  mentioned]  otherwise the plaintiff to be at liberty to enter up judg]  ment and^ssue execution forthwith, and that a copy of  this order be inserted for 4 weeks in the Nelson Miner anc|  the Spokane Review newspapers, and be posted upon thefl  Hidden Treasure mining claim, in Nelson mining divisioii  of West Kootenay district, and that a further copy bc|  mailed  bv prepaid  letter, addressed  to the  defendant f  Spokane, Washington.     (Sgd)    GEO. A. WALKEM, 'J. i-���������  Dated, August 27th, 1892. , jRS_U  F. M. McLeod, plaintiff's solicitor, Nelson, B. C. few  We havecin stock a car of rattan and willow goods, ju  received. JAS. McDONALD & CO.  ���������T-..,.'_->i .*7������, V  ">���������: V"  THE" M&EEV   NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  OOTOBEB? 8,: 1892.  \  MINING   NEWS   OF   THE    WORLD.  A big strike has been made in the Grand View  mine to the east of Ouray,. Colorado. - The ore  body discovered runs 6 ounces in gold and there  is plenty of it.  The Willow creek excitement continues, a  dozen claims being located every day. The  claims are all silver propositions, but they are  rich enough for anyone.  In Owybee county, near the Snake river country, some wonderfully fine opals have recently  been discovered. The men who found the gems  will not tell where they ran across them.  In Boise county a few months ago three men  cleaned up $30*000 in a gulch not nearly so rich  as Neal's. A man named Plowman is now erecting a 10-stamp mill in the district. He paid $10,-  000 for a quartz claim there that could not be  purchased now for a round $100,000.   .  Several prospectors are industriously Searching for a ledge of tin ore supposed to be located  near_ Boise. A wandering prospector recently  brought in several small chunks of what an as-  sayer pronounced tin, but no one has been able  to discover .the lode whence the tin float  emanated;   "'  Strangers have appeared at Guthrie, O. T.,  with a box of -gold quartz which assays $20,000  to the ton��������� _They . claim. ..that., they found it  within easy distance of that city and that the  quantity is unlimited. There is much excitement over the matter and further developments  are expected.  The recent gold strike in the Eagle mine is  keeping up in good shape. The strike is at a  depth of about 250 feet, and average of ore in  that particular strike will go over $200 in gold.  There is also a/large body of ore in the mine of  average value of $19 in gold, which-will pay  handsomely when worked by the cyanide process.  .  -:������������������..":   ._   ��������� ���������.-;.; '-':,'     , .'.'...".,-.'  The Tintic mining district, Utah, still maintains a high place among the shipping camps of  the territory,-,although .the low quotations of  silver have worked much damage���������here to the  mining interests in general. The Tintic district  leads the territory- in the production of gold,  much of the ore in a number, of the mines carrying sufficient of the yellow metal to make it  a., matter of profit ancL congratulation .during  the present depression in- silver. -  The Anaconda company of Cripple creek,  Colo., have opened up.a pocket of very rich ore  in the vein, cut some, time ago,, the pocket containing many- large nuggets- of free gold;. The  company are now taking out and shipping large  quantities.of the richest ore,.that it has ever  shipped, and indication^ now.ar,^.that property  is a greater bonanza than; has ever before been  anticipated by the most sanguine of its owners.  The 4-fbot vein, of which metron was made, is  gradually widening out as the work proceeds,  while the quality of ore continues to grow better the deeper it goes.  The diamond has.been repeatedly found in  North Carolina. In every instance it was found  associated with gold and zircons, sometimes  with monazite and other rare minerals, in  gravel beds resulting from gneissic rocks, but it  has never been observed in the North Carolina  itacolumite or any debris resulting from disintegration. The first diamond was found in 1843  by dr. M. F. Stephenson of Gainesville, Georgia,  at the ford of Brindletown creek. It was an  octahedron, valued at $100. Another from the  same neighborhood came into possession of  professor G. W. Featherstonhaugh,- while acting as United States geologist.  The mines tributary to Boise are showing up  well. The Neal district, 20 miles to the eastward, is probably the best camp of all. It is  next to impossible to purchase a claim in the  district, every piece of ore brought to the surface carrying a greater or lesser quantity of free  gold and making it an object to prospectors to  hold on. Arthur Neal, the discoverer of the district, recently sold his big placer gulch to Boise  people for a fancy figure. It is said to be the  richest placer gulch in Idaho, its only draw  back being a scarcity of water. The present  owners of the claim will work it night and day  as soon as the spring of '93 opens. They will illuminate the gulch at night with locomotive  headlights. They expect to clean up at least  $20,000 before July 1, 1893.     "  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 commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such certificate  of improvements. THOMAS   McGOVERN.  Dated this 13th day of September, A. D. 1892.  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 L. RETALLACK.  Ainsworth, September 5th, 1892.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing- between the undersigned, as THE BALFOUR TRADING COMPANY, has  been dissolved by mutual'consent. All debts are to be  paid to JOSEPH ALMOURE, who assumes all liabilities.  J. ALMOURE.  Balfour, September 6th; 1892. HARRY D. BECK.  The undersigned will continue the business under the  same name as heretofore, THE BALFOUR TRADING  COMPANY". J. ALMOURE.  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.   . T. H. GIFFIN,                ���������*���������                          Registrar county court. ��������� ���������  Nelson, B. C, September 16th, 1892.  NOTICE.'" '      ~  Dr. C. E. C. Brown will be at the Nelson House, Nelson,  from Monday night to Friday night." Will visit Kasld'oh  Saturday, and remain as long as work warrants.  notice.      ; ~~  Tenders for Sinking a Shaft on the Le Roi Mine.  The Le Roi 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.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislature of British Columhia, at its next session, for  an act incorporating, the applicants and authorizing them  to erect and operate a sj^stem 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 iii and through the said Kaslo  City and "parts adjacent thereto.  E. C. KILBOURNE,  J, THOMPSON,  Dated 9th September, 1892; T. J. ROADLEY.  The undersigned, hitherto trading under the name of the  DAVIES-SAYWARD SAWMILL COMPANY, having  disposed of their businsss 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 loth accounts  will be collectable by messrs. CORBOULD, McCOLL,  WILSON & ELLIOTT, solicitors, Nelson, B. C.  JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAYWARD,  Pilot Bay, B. C, September 13th, 1892. Per J. D.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATION.  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 24.   .      .  NOTICE.  Fred. J. Squire, merchant tailor, has removed from  Josephine street to Baker street, first store east of the  Silver King.  NOTICE. '.       '  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, 1892. Solicitors for applicants.  _____  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 Companj', 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 elec-  trici-jr 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 power to increase. S. H. GREEN,  E. E. COY,  B. H. LEE.  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 havevthis day registered "The;.  Kootenay. Mining and Smelting Company "(Foreign) under  the Companies Act part IV Registration of Foreign com-:  panies and the Companies Act amendment Act 1889.  The objects for which tlie company'is established are to  transact the business of milling milling and smelting gold,  silver, copper, lead, ores and other ores and minerals, in all its  branches, atKootenaylakeinKdbtenay mining district British Columbia and in theterritoryof Idaho, and in other mining districts of British Columbia and the United States of  America, also to purchase, own, work and develo'pe .the.  mines,.mining claims and mining property known as the.  Blue'Bell Silver King Surprise and Black*Hawk:16des lo'-'  cated at' Kootenay lake in- Kootenay mining.^district, Brit-,  ish Columbia, and to purchase, own work and develop oth-.  er mines, mining claims and mining property at' 6lO_er'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 arid property of-the Toll-road from Mud  Slough to a, point .on Kootenay riv.er near Bonner's Ferry  Idaho territory," arid to maintain ahd'operate the same; to  buy, own and hire steamboats and other;boats-arid 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>-arid-hire real estate,  machinery, tools and other, personal prppert$r necessary or.  convenient for the prosecution" of"said business and generally to do all things incidentalto said business and to the  proper management thereof.  ��������� The amount of the capital stock of the -..said-��������� company is  Thirtyv thousand dollars, -divided. ������������������������ into ,Twelve hundred  shares of the par value of Twenty-five" 'dollars each."'  The placeof business o������"the*_:a_d*.'-t_6mpany is located afc  Pilot Bay in the district of I^oo.tenay,.Province of British  Columbia. '       ���������������������������������������������.������������������---   (v^*..^-,k>   ���������^._.\_  In testimony wherepf.I hajtfg*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 Coinpanies.  - ��������� ��������� ���������. ������������������' r-71���������������������������������������������������������������������������������        ...   .���������r ������������������ r~t���������; r~;���������'���������""  ,���������:��������� ' ���������'  The Kootenay Late Eednction_. Company. (Foreign).  Registered the 23d day of August^ 1892. .'7      .  certificate of registration.,     . .:,.,  This is to certify that'I have this day registered "Th!'e  Kootenay Lake Reduction" Company" (Foreign) under the  Companies Act, Part IV., Registration of Foreign Comr  panies, 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; and 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 necessary 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 Angust 1892 at the  city of Victoria in the province of British Columbia.  .C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of Joint Stoek Companies.  <V_-  ������������i^imij_^ij������^j^uuaa_t^a^JUA^.JJiJUJU_ieffi  i_i__ji_jj_____M__i__M_____a.i^j^u_a._^ ���������u������i���������mmmamuJ  biw__ji________h_i_i__b___^^ -'4 >  ���������V  fefe_u_____l_S______________5_^  ?'?  ������  A'  ft:  I  J*.  5  ������  h  a  n  f  1  t_S  I?:  fe  I ft.;"  m  I  ������  'I  IS  W-  i'i*  l&  Is?*-'  a  l  4  THE  MII>TER:    NELSON,  B.C.,  SATUEDAY,  GOTOBEE   8,  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 $4..  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of f 3 an inch (down the column) per month. : A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is givisn; if  weight is not given ;$I 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 not be printed on any consideration.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock. ''���������   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: Aiins worth, Bremner & Watson; Pilot Bay, O.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B: H. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek,  E. C. Carpenter. ������������������ ��������������� ;.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B!rC.  EDITORIAI.   ISEMAKKS.  For years there has been ho country- discovered that has caused so deep an excitement;  that has been talked about so much, as the Slocan district. Mining men from all parts of the  world have visited its prospects, have held up  their hands in sheer amazement and have gone  away to spread the news of this great find. But  yet more will come, and more and more; and  they will all have their expectations justified.  There is ho mining district in the world except  Slocan that can boast of the fact that1 every-  mine on which work has been done���������and there  are cornparativelyfew-in Slocan that have not  had some work done on them���������has enough ore  on the dump to repay the owner twice over for  the cost of his labor and of the materials used.  A country that contains such properties as these  has no flies on it.  The wiseacres down at the coast who placed  such immense faith in the more recent of our  towns, to the exclusion of Nelson, will hardly  be pleased at the turn things have taken.  The difficulty about the New Denver townsite  and the failure of the Nakusp wagon road will  be liable to put their noses out of joint somewhat. It is just possible, though, to be sure,  very unlikely, that this conjunction of events  may impress upon their intelligences the fact  that Nelson real estate might not, after all, be  as bad an investment, even at present prices, as  lots in experimental townsites; it might remind  them that we have in our vicinity one or two  mines that are not entirely worthless^ properties which, in the course of a few years, will be  as well known all over the world as the Anaconda mine is now known in Montana; it might do  a whole lot of things in the way of convincing  people on the coast that they have been fools���������  but it won't. Of a tr?ith there is more virtue in  a half page ad. than in a whole page of personal  experience and observation.  Some time, ago we called attention to the fact  that nearly a year had gone by without anything being said or heard of the hospital.    Several  accidents  have happened to  people who  would have been glad to have had some place,  other than their own shacks or offices, in which  to spend their sick hours.    A hospital committee was appointed, a subscription list opened, a  bill of incorporation passed, and then the whole  thing seemed  to  have  dropped  into  oblivion.  Why?   As usual we suppose everybody's busi  ness is nobody's business. The committee appointed was too large to work well. Let a  smaller representative committee be formed of  men who are able and willing to spend some  time on the ra'atter-���������such men could easily be  found, surely���������and let's have a hospital before  the winter. If the money subscribed is not sufficient for the purpose there would, or at least  ought to be, no difficulty in raising more by  means of an entertainment of some sort.  We notice that the Great Northern railway  are building a spur from their main line to Galena landing on the Kootenay river. They intend to try and keep the river open all winter.  Should they do so, it is probable that they will  have lots of ore to freight down to the smelters  on the other side of the line.  WARNING   NOTICE.  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 Id,  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 Lane or W. C. McLean, or their assignee.  HOUSTON & INK,  Nelson, B.C., Sept. 28th, 1892. per John Houston.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days 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.  CROWN   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 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. RICHEY,  M. GUTHRIE,  JNO.    FITZGERALD,  September 5th, 1892. JNO. KING.  J. Hoover, President.  E. J. Dyer, Cashier.  THE  EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK  OF SPOKANE,  STATE OF WASHINGTON.  Capital. $250,000  Surplus....... $30,000  FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC EXCHANGES  BOUGHT AND  SOLD.  ACCOUNTS OF MINERS AND MERCHANTS  SOLICITED.  Cable Transfers Made.  J. LAINS0N WILLS, M.E., F0S.  Member of the Institution of Mining- and Metallurgy, Eng., and of the  American Institute of Mining Engineers, &c.  (206 Albert St., Ottawa.)  Reports on Mines and Mineral Properties.  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.  Bavies-S  PILOT BAT,  KOOTENAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OP  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  FENBSH68S8Q   LUMBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  Lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at KELSON, Geo. H. Keefer, Agent,  and at ADTSW0BTH, S. Pawcett, Agent.  ���������S. ������). Spalding, - Manager.  T___E_  Will be Emining aoout Aiigust 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.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  Eeal Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  LOOAJsr oinrsr  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  fYttlnn ��������� SELOUS   BLOCK,  Ulllt'U ������      Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  ILKER & WELL  Postoffice Store,  Nelson, B. ������������������  i.  AND GENTS' FUKNISHING GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  p*s  B_. H Basra to ga    ���������_   ��������������� ^_,   H   ^tfe.  B  i_i G  I _���������__>.  H EM __iT_t  JHlHl w B        IB        H      __r       IB     HI      _B__k  B  __t    _n_JI     S H������WH    Boa     h    b   H   _T B   D-_l  r~   H'1S|    B h wB   _r_"u   _L_fi'   B   ____? 8 fl^_  SRflcES    H     <H ������9 D   lflf   ������������������       ____���������__���������      muootr 0      ^QSEP^     ���������<���������    ���������*      ���������*  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY-  .1   . * in.  '  ' *i.\  "'h.~-,.T:-*",'L."--'   J-" "f ������������������������������������_-.' .'_*���������   "��������� "<���������_.������ ;*���������,.'��������� '?-*-  into  oblivion. 1# sr      ���������������  rybody's busi- Calling   at   way   ports. Prospectoi  ~.~,i 1 ���������_' Wf ���������** TVT" * v* ������i' _TT������-   >. ..j.T"'!~-''Z"^i V~ .T*i7'""T���������'!���������''"'���������W".   ._-, u . 4. 1,- -i ���������:.,-���������������>-     ���������- -   -iiT>T",���������r,raif-_j-_-"���������lji ...������������������-s"r_u������_'f.'ii��������� ^������������������ ��������� ��������� ., .....v.������,  Prospectors'location notices for sale at The Mjner office  rCrV   m*VI .  k_t._ irf v.  , .Jt ��������� _ef ^-  *._ffii    "  irtv  _':. ���������������������������������������������:- "V
THE MINES:    NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  OOTOBEE   8,  1892.
"Hungarian Patent,"
"Strong Bakers,"
"Straight Bakers."
Dealers in all kinds of
Ohopped Feed, Oats,
Bran, Shorts,
Chicken Feed, Etc.
Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.    The finest quality of OATMEAL and CORNMBAL can be
obtained in any sized sacks.    Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.
Moosomin, N.W.T., and 25 Park Street, Ottawa, Ont.
M. MAODONALD, Agent for N.W.T. and Kootenay District, B.C
The investigation of the charges against C.
Langelier has been concluded. It is expected
that judgment will be given in this charge and
in the 3 charges against Mercier before the
opening of the criminal court on October 10th.
A couple of cases of what appears to be
smallpox have been developed at the general
hospital in Toronto. Superintendent O'Reilly
and medical health officer dr. Allan, are taking
precautions in case their suspicions prove correct.    The victims are a couple of nurses.
E. P. Bender, C. E., who has just arrived from
London, England, says he has managed to form
a new company to take up his Labrador railway
scheme. He is now confident that the road will
be commenced at an early date. Bender leaves
shorily for the north shore of Labrador in the
interests of the railway company.
A miraculous cure is reported from Ste. Anne
de Beaupre. A man named Daniel O'Brien
went to the old shrine, suffering from a 9
month's attack of rheumatism. He was perfectly helpless. While performing his devotions
at Ste. Anne's his desease disappeared, he stood
up, threw away his crutches and walked away
completely cured.
The plans for the establishment of a colony of
Scottish Crofters on Vancouver Island, B.C., are
all complete and the agreements between the-
imperial and provincial governments and the
syndicate have been signed. The syndicate
will bring out the company with a capital of
.81,000,000, though the present issue will be for
$500,000 only. The company will be called the
Commercial Company of British Columbia.
Big Trees in. Formosa.
In a Shanghai native paper are the details of
the remarkable discovery, in the southern part
of the island of Formosa, of trees that rival in
size and beauty the giant redwood trees of California. Ten Chinese merchants of Foochow
organized the exploring expedition. The vast
forests there had never been penetrated by
traders, but it was known that the country was
broken by high and rugged mountains that had
very heavy timber. The expedition started
from the Chinese port of Samalan. After seven
days of hard travel it reached the Hualin river.
It found no roads, not even a trail, and in many
cases the members journeyed for hours along
the tracks of wild animals through heavy timber. Many signs of natives were seen, but the
savages were too timid to show themselves.
Whether the party succeeded in establishing
barter with them is not recorded.    In one of the
great forests trees of enormous size and height
were found. Ten men, joining their outstretched
arms, were unable to clasp the trunk of the tree
near the ground. They estimated the height
at 200 or more feet. Another peculiar tree bore
red and white flowers measuring a foot in diameter. The forest life is said to resemble that of
the Amazon.
Hudson's Bay Company
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Highest Cash Prices Paid for Furs.
Large stock just arrived.
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.
CAPITAL <all paid up), $12,000,000
REST,       . 0,000,000
Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President
Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President
E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager
Nelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts.
Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago
and in the principal cities in Canada;
Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;
Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any
part of the world;
Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.
Rate of interest at present four per cent.
(Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)
CAPITAL (paid _p), ��600,000   ���    $3,000,000
(With power to increase.)
RESERVE FUND,  ��220,000     .   .       1,100,000
Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,
Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,
New Westminster, B.C.,  Seattle, Washington,
Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.
Kamloops, B. C.
HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.
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.
Interest at the rate of ���_ per cent per annum will be allowed
on all time deposits at present.
To Miners and Prospectors
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,
IE-OT���lIIIj.,   kaslo.
Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant
table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.
AKCHIE FliETCIIEBt, ^Proprietor and Manager.
(A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)
Victoria St., Next S>oor to Hotel Pliair, Nelson, B. C.
���^W^S5_^XS^^ _J1_>^,'::  SBTi  !'S_dCT  ������������������. Safer!  ��������� M.  "fi������s7  I'M-  1  %':  :P"'  M  4  : WC;'.  ;'��������� SS':  W  ���������M,  $_7:  #:���������'������������������������������������.:  -;*&<-- ���������..  #-���������  ������7.  IP  "&������������������".���������  #���������-  !%���������'���������  if:  IF  IN-  f  IP  ii  SSI'- '������������������"  P'7v-.  m7;"  IS-  i  I  THE AOTEK:    NELSON,  B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  OOTOBEB   8,   1892.  9  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  AUCTIONEER  ���������)  P_OYlWCI___   NEWS. ������������������  NEWLY    FINISHED    HOUSE  ' DESIRABLE   LOCALITY  MUST   BE   SOLD   AT    ONCE  ���������      .    JOSEPHINE   STREET, .^NELSON.  INDIES ISIR,  awd   START!?  ._jji ������j   yi xlJDJjIIj  Corner Bluff a,Ml Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack ani  mals.or teams can be used. P  WILL   QONTEAOT  TO  CASEY PASSEJTMBS  and baggage to and from hotels; also   fr^ht     '  to and from steamboat wharves and ������  , railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN  NELS  Stove as_4_ ���������ov<_wooc_ for Sale.  ffunt & Dover,  lEWELERS  ANI)   WATCHMAKERS.  1  LSI  7 ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT,  Plans .furnished on application and estimates given fre(  Carney Building West'Baker. Street.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets  P. O. box 69. m ,   ��������� ���������  Telephone 24.  bdward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets  NELSON, B. C. '  >t rr~\  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE. AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections mido'  Conveyancing doomSents drawn;J������cptl0ns made-  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  It is expected that the grading on the new  road into the Crow's Nest pass will be completed within two or three weeks. Gangs of graders are scattered along the road for over 80  miles,  and into  the  mouth  of the pass.    The  : grades will not pass that point, and no iron will  ;be laid this year.  ,    P. PL "Ward, an old resident of  the Lillooet  .district, and a shareholder in the Bonanza mine  ;of Liliooel, died sudddnly on September 30th.,  iwhile driving from Liilooet to Clinton.    Death  was caused by the bursting of a blood vessel.  A good deal of excitement has been caused at  .Donald by the discovery of several good mining properties in Bush river, Blue Water and  Quartz creek distric ts. A good deal of prospecting has been done and many claims  recorded.  A recent British government inquiry has elicited the fact that the best Scotch crofters of the  . Shetland isles earn on an average, something  less than $80 a year each by the haddock, and  herring fisheries. Some of them will surely enlarge such earnings when settled in this province.  A JSEysterioTOS Msragc'.  Many stories have been   written  about   mirages and delusions,  but none have been more  interesting and curious than that of the Silent  City mirage, which makes its appearance near  the Pacific glacier, in Alaska.    The discovery of  this wonderful mirage was made by the Indians,  who would tell of the city that was built in the  clouds.    The effect can be seen in the early part_.  of June from 5 to 6 p. m.    It rises from the side  of the  Pacific  glacier.    It first  appears  like a  heavy mist, and soon becomes clearer, and one  ,can distinctly see the specter city, well defined  1 streets and trees, tall spires, huge and old-shaped  buildings, which appear to be ancient mosques  or cathedrals.    It is a city which would seem, to   |  contain at least 25,000 or 30,000 inhabitants.    As  yet no one has been able to identify it, although  several   have   claimed  to  recognise  the  place.  There is no city like it in  Alaska,  nor in any  country aroundit for thousands -of. miles.  S������i'_t__fSe<_ obi aw. I5arS.I_q������_aI_e.  Captain H. S. Sieward of the schooner Dora  Sieward, of Victoria,.met with  a startling experience   on   his   voyage  from   Copper island.  When in the vicinity of Atkha island, he was  below, copying on a chart, about 10 a. m.    The  schooner, going then about 11  knots  an   hour,  was suddenly lifted as if a whale had struck her  keel, and falling again into  the  trough of the  sea,   she   experienced   a   succession   of  shocks  which cast everything aboard loose on the decks,  the men being unable to keep  their feet, and  the mate,   who  was  at the  wheel,   having   to  cling to the spokes to keeprher head to the wind.  The weather was clear at the time and the surface of the se_? showed no-evidence of  the subaqueous eruption which was taking place. The  vessel was humped along on her course for fully  a minute and when she had covered 500 yards,  and after being shaken like a bicycle being ridden  over   rough   cobble   stones,   the   eruption  ceased and she sailed smoothly, on.    No debris  appeared on the surface of the water,   but the  mate at the wheel describes the spokes as being  so  many electric batteries, from which strong  shocks tingled through his body until he could  scarcely keep his position.   The amount of pumice stone found around Atkha island and. in the  neighboring latitude, gave evidence of the frequency of these volcanic eruptions.  JOHN , JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  t   _^���������^__^___  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. _ pates Mo'derafce>  ������������*__  SLOGAN OBOSSDTG.  PROPRIETOR.       l     .  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  EEABQUAETEES for MUEEAY & MATHES0FS  PAGE TBAUST.  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,   LIQU0KS  and. GTC_.ES".  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  TEE  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..  Is now opened at the  TEL    VJOTOR2A,  VICTORIA   ST., NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  JOHN   GURN.  of San Francisco.  ASSAYERS, JOSEPHIFE STREET-'  .   Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Mines examined '  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention.  iilfSft, 1j__.V1,',- V  \  THE MOTEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  0CT0BEE  8,  1892.  Porner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C. '  Telephone 43.  FIEST-CLASS   W   EYEEY   EESPEOT.  |rhe International has a comfortably, furnished parlor for  .ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished.  newly throughout.  HE  TABLE  IS  NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  |THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE. CIGAKS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  This Space Eeserved for  W. 0. PHILLIPS.  .. _c-'___c nn  _3 _r_RO_DEJ^_.isr :_p________.__sr.  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.  L  NELSON.  Hot and  cold water;  electric bells; billiard and cluh  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  3H0TEL  TICTOBIA  ST&EET,   ME_LSOW,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.  Terms Moderate.  MILLS &  REYSBECH, Proprietors.  MOVING   IN   THE'   BEHRING   SEA   MATTER.  Official information has been received; in Ottawa that the British government is moving in  the direction of protecting British vessels from  seizure in Behring sea by Russian cruisers, and  the severe treatment of British subjects  thus  made prisoners.    A British war-ship has been  ordered to proceed to the spot and investigate,  and if nesessary protect British vessels from  further seizures.    It is reported that the captain  of one of the, sealing-vessels'which was seized  by Russia in Behring sea, is in Ottawa for the  purpose   of   furnishing   the government with  affidavits  of his seizure and information as to  others; also that he makes the following statement: Having been in the   Baltic,   he   understands   the   Russian   language,   and   while   a  prisoner on board of a Russian gunboat he learned  from  the conversation  and actions of  the  Russians that they were instructed to make only  a pretense of seizing American vessels, the real,  object being to assert such rights in  the Behring sea as would materially assist the United  States in the approaching, arbitration.    Be this  as it may, cablegrams regarding these seizures  are passing daily between the British ana1 Canadian   governments,    and   the   sending   of   a  British   war-ship to the scene is regarded as  ominous.    The contingency is certainly conteni-  plated of war between England and Russia, and  if these seizures  and consequent violations of  the treaty of 1825 between Russia and England  are regarded as an  excuse for war,  with the  United States assisting Russia, the consequences  to Canada might be very serious.  A Remarkable Experiment.  Particulars have been published in Paris of a  remarkable, though unsuccessful, attempt to  save the life of a cholera patient by the transfusion of blood from a healthy subject. > A lady  who was performing the duties of extra nurse  at St. Antoine hospital having been seized with  the disease, dr. Lesageresolved to try the ex���������  periment of transfusion in her case, and a hospital warder pluckily volunteered to allow  blood to be taken from him for the purpose of  the experiment. The patient being put into a  hot bath, an incision was made in one of her  arms, throngh which all decomposed blood was  drawn, while at the same time the warder's  blood was injected into the other arm in sufficient quantity to revive the action of the heart  and fill the blood vessels. The patient's life was  only prolongued for an hour by this experiment, but the doctors regard the result as justifying its repetitian in other cases. The  warder experienced no ill effects beyond some  slight pain from the incision and a temporary  feeling of fain tn ess.  One Man's Statistics.  A methodical man diecj in Berlin a few days  ago aged 73. At the age of 18 he began keeping  a record which he continued for 52 years, and  then closed with the words: Omnia tentavi,  multa perspexi, nihil perfeci. This book showed  that in 52 years he had smoked 628,715 cigars, of  which he had received 43,692 as presents, while  for the remaining 585,021 he had paid about  $10,433. During the same period he had 85 pairs  of trousers made, 74 coats and waistcoats and  62 pairs of boots. He wore out 298 shirts and  "fronts" and 326 collars. In tram fares he  spent not far from $428. In 15 years, according  to his own book-keeping, he had drunk 28,786  glasses of Bavarian beer, of which, however,  21,261 were only small ones. For this beer and  36,081 glasses of cognac and spirits he spent  $5350.    He gave tips amounting to $1305.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS   MADDEN  Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a. frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  'JL' ZE��������� ____        'JL'   A   ____> JL_i  -El!  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  NEI.S04N, B. C.  AXEL JOHHl  PROPRIETOR.  ������  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOSV1S  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE TABLE  is acknowledged  the best  in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  rrr  J      ~_3_-__-.__V;  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East BaKcr 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.  MA-ONE   &   TREGIIJLITS .' B������KOI������SWETOKS  The Smelting Establishment for the Mson Division of West Kootenay  For information as to town lots, apply to  W.   M.   NEWTON   Resident Agent.  i\,;  ^^i^?^;;;,;.^ ti  $  '.*���������*������������������  'H  I  il  'A  3  ?  .1  5 J'  1  8  THE  MDTEE:    NELSON,   B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  OCTOBEE   8,  1892.  it  . 6  ?i"__  rit:  71I-  7:|| ::  ���������:#���������'  '���������:;ll7:  if-  ���������p';;'  ;:j|77  $> .  S'���������':���������������������������'  SO :'��������� ���������  \ ������?��������� s_   ,  '*''������������������������ :;���������  ia|ll:>7  ���������jji'������;-,'���������"���������  S  ��������� 3_ --^  -  I :��������� w 48 ���������:;  it;  ������������������!;,&'.K'.~-  '���������':.������'���������*!"'���������������������������������������������  ���������5'������--i$-' ������������������'-���������  -$:���������$'���������.���������.'  ,:������;_! 7  .-?������ -I: ���������  . .-.        'iA  'Si'. &���������������������������;:'-__'.<��������� 7^'"  ���������ft. J      '     7  *^-.  Ai ���������'  -.'l ��������� I'-;  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 nublic will find it to their,advantage to call and insDect Goods  and compare Prices.  _ro_EE_>r  Telephone 27.  7; 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B C.  _���������������A_   AND   PERSONAIi.  Mr. Meddough is making a tour through the  Slocan country. \  Jack Robertson of the Grizzly, has recently  been taking in the Slocan country.  The portable sawmill bought by messrs. Rolfe  & Goepel in Algdma, has arrived in Nelson.  Recent arrivals are: J. E. Jefferson, J. E.  Boss, E. J. Roberts, and Franklin Oomstock, all  from Spokane.  J. A. Mara, M. P., is still in the country. His  movements are so erratic and unexpected that  it is impossible to say with any accuracy where  he is at the present moment.  J. ���������'____. Kellie, M. P. P., is to address his constituents in Nelson on Monday evening next at  8 p.m. The meeting will be held in the open air.  Tonight he is to speak at Kaslo.  A. E. Hodgins returned from Nakusp on Monday, having given the men there, who have  been working on the line of road, fresh work to  do, in the way of seeking easier grades.  W. J. Goepel and H. Ashby started on Wednesday on a trip to the Whitewater. Whilst  attempting to get his mule over a log Ashby received a kick in the stomach which will confine  him to bed for the next 10 days. A 10-foot pole  is a forcible argument to use during an altercation with a mule.    Nothing shorter is safe.  The organ recital held in the Church of England reading room on Wednesday evening last  went off very well. The success of the evening  was mrs. Davys' singing of the Lost Chord. Mrs.  Goepel, miss Bate and messrs. Jowett, Hamber  and Robson all helped to make the affair pass  oJ^as brilliantly as it did.  Finds Another Man's _Lead.  Several cases have, of late, been known to occur in the Slocan where a prospector has discov  ered a lead, and on investigation has found it to  be on someone else's claim. The man who  owned the claim not having the faintest idea  that he had ore within 5 miles of his stakes-  having originally located his claim solely for the  purpose of seeing how it felt to be a landed proprietor. When anyone can stake out 50 acres of  land and call it a mineral claim without having  to show mineral of any sort on his property  such incidents as these are bound to happen,  and the unfortunate man who has discovered  the ore has to suffer agonies of fear that the  owner will come across the lead whilst doing his  assessment work in the shape of fall ploughing,  or at best has to keep the matter a dead secret  until the claim has been abandoned.  SE.OCAN   NOTES.'  The latest shipment of Freddie Lee ore  smelted, returned 78 3-10 lead.  The machinery for the Hill Brothers' sawmill  is lying at ISTakusp, awaiting shipment.  The machinery for the Slocan Trading So  Navigation company's steamer has at last  reached New Denver.  Jim Wardner's  mules have arrived.    He has  c  now 100 or more animals on the trail. As fast  as he ships out ore he has to ship in hay and  oats.  The trail from Carpenter creek to Bear lake  is now completed with the exception of the last  half mile. Jack Robertson recently walked  this trail, a good 5 miles, in 1 hour 45 minutes.  He's a flyer, is Jack.  It is a curious and interesting fact that whilst  the cube galena of Mexico, Colorado and Idaho  is precisely the same in appearance as the galena  found in the Slocan, yet it does not assay nearly  so high, and is not half so valuable.  Kaslo Takes tlie Cake.  M. S. Davys reports that there is a fall of 410  feet between the end of the wagon road at  Cody creek and Bear lakes. Some mines, he  says, may be below the road, but the most important will have a straight pull down hill for  their ore to the lake. Coupled with the fact  that the Nakusp wagon road is not to go  through this year, this should give confidence  to Kaslo's backers. Once let the ore come out-,  no matter which way, and it will be a hard matter to divert it. Railways and tramways will  take the place of trails and wagon roads, and  what Kaslo has secured by her energy in the beginning that she will be able to keep.  DR.   C.E.C.   BROWN  Will be at the Nelson hotel for a few days from Friday,  October 7th. All desiring dental work will please make  early appointments. u  FOR   SALE.     ~~    ~~       ~~~  A good Mason & Hamlin organ (6 octaves.) Price, one  hundred dollars. Apply to RICHARD IRWIN, Tain  O'Shanter mine, B. C, on east side of Kootenay Lake.  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.  " CROWN   GRANT  APPLICATION.  Notice is hereby given that Henry Anderson, as agent  for John N. Squire, has filed the necessary papers, ami  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,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, 7th October,' 1892.  CROWN   GRANT  APPLICATION.  Notice is hereby given that W. J. Goepel has filed the  necessary papers and made application for a crown grant  in favor of the mineral claim Whitewater, situate in tin;  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.


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