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The Miner Sep 10, 1892

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 Faaa*.^....*^....������������������...^^ mnnr  araiBBuitw^aB?^5stKiffiBgaHasiB������aiat������  /.'  f^v     '    -7,';  "V/'  ���������^  Tlie 'Mines' in  Kootenay arc Among  - the Richest in  America.  Tlie Ores are  High-Grade in Gold,  Silver, Copper,  and lead.  NUMBEE 115.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE  10, 1892.  $4 A YEAE.  KEE1������   THE   RAUL   AROULING.  Every day brings new surprises in the way of  mineral discoveries in the Slocan region. Some  rich finds have been made daring the last few  weeks. Jack Olunan, an old time prospector  an d m i n er, o n ar r i y in g in Sp ok an e fro m t he  Slocan district, said :    "  "The people here have no idea of the work in  prospecting   and mining that is going on  all  through the northern country.    Of course many  of the prospectors work for nothing and meet  with failure, but there are also a great number  who strike it rich, and if they work it right will  dig   out comfortable tortunes.    It will  not be  long  before a great deal of development work  will begin and then there will come the greatest  mining  boom that has ever been known in the  west.    I know what I have seen and what I am  talking   about.     Millions;,'of   dollars  are  held  back in the ledges at the present time simply  for the want of a little working capital.    But  when moneyed men once learn wrhat is  there  waiting for them they will jump at the chances  and then the dirt will fly at a lively rate.  Ihave  some good prospects there, but I don't propose  to say what I estimate their value to be.    No"  one would believe me if did.  "Prospecting in British Columbia is rather  difficult work sometimes," continued Mr. Olunan. "The mining laws require the driving of  only 2 stakes, one on each of 2 parallel corners.  The claim must be described on these as lying  either to the right or left. That is all that is  required. Well, the claims allowed are 1500  feet square, and as there are only 2 stakes,  which are often hard to find, it frequently hap  pens  that  one  man  will   prospect   right over  another man's claim, ?rl go through a whole  lot of trouble and labr; ;or nothing. This sort  of calamity has happe id to me several times.  But there is a great sf jtch of rich mineral land  that has never been ^rospected at all, and all a  man has got to do for a chance to win is to take  his courage a] /ng with his license and his pick  and strike out for the wilderness/1  The New York Sun, in  the conrse of along  article  on  this  district, says:    "The principal  town in the district is Nelson, on the west arm  or outlet of Kootenay lake.    This place, which  is about 3 years old, has less than 1000 inhabitants.    Just now the crying need of the Kcfot-  enay country is transportation, for few of the  mines are so situated that ore worth less than  $150 a ton could be profitably carried over the  pack trails.    The region is a rough one, not unlike that of the Oceur d'Alene, directly south, in  Idaho;   but the  ores   seem   somewhat  richer.  Two thousand prospectors  are already in  the  region, and before the season closes the value of  the deposits  will  be more   definitely   known.  The oldest claim in the district is the Blue Bell,  discovered in 1825 by some Hudson's Bay Company trappers.    From time to time a little work  was done on it, but no attention was drawn to  the country until 5 years ago, when the Silver  King mine was   found on Toad mountain,   6  miles south of Nelson.    Since the Silver King  has  come   into   prominence   several   hundred  claims have been located on the same mountain,  the ores assaying from $10 to $500 in silver to  the ton, carrying* also, copper and lead.    West  of Nelson is a gold belt of several miles in extent,  on which both quartz and placer mining has  been done on a small scale."  THE    WORLD'S    FA IK.  MINING   NOTES.  ������   Tenders are advertised for in this issue for 120  feet of shaft on the Le Boi at Trail Creek.  Tenders are also wanted for the Kaslo wagon  road. Soon, it is to be hoped, will the Kaslo  road-agent cease from troubling, and theweary  subscriber be at rest. .     ~  Tom E. Jefferson has bought W. Lynch out of  the Washington. Billy departs shortly for the  'North Coun tree'on a prospecting trip such f.s  is dear to his heart. May his proverbial good  fortune go with him.  There is no prospect of development work  being continued on the No. 1 at present. Mr.  Boyle writes discouragingly of the possibilities  of raising money in London at present for silver mining enterprises.  Jim Wardner is preparing to ship ore from  the Freddie Lee all winter. He i& ^o have a  tramway from the mine to the creek, ana efforts  are being made to have a sleigh road built down  the creek to New Denver.  The Poorman mill has been running at intervals this summer with very grat*'_'7ir>g results.  Now that the Morning mine has been sold, and  mr. Hussey has got things straightened out, the  mine will be opened up and worked in good  shape in the spring.  Another rich strike of gold r^ck has been  made in the neighborhood of the Poorman.  Two claims, the Kootenay and the Columbia,  have been located on the lead which is about 18  inches wide. Specimens of the rock show a  great deal of free gold, and require no glass and  no imagination to help them out.  Some very rich strikes in the Wild Horse  gold district have been made during the last 3  weeks. The placer diggings have been unusually productive, while many leads of rich quartz  have been found. The ; old camps are situated  about 60 miles east" of iblocan lake. A number  of stamp mills ar d concentrators will be built  and put in opera* ion during the next two months.  In last week s issue we noted the fact that R.  B. Dugan had struck it rich while placer mining  on 49 creek. The sequel is interesting. Dugan  went to A L. Davenport to purchase his lease  on 49 creek, and dug up $1000 cash for it like a  little man. This lease could have been bought  cheaper 3 weeks ago. We prophesy that whoever takes hold on 49 creek will make big money  out of it.  Most encouraging reports come from the camp  of Fair view, in the Okanagan. Fair view is still  in its infancy as a camp, having not yet got beyond the log-hut stage. But stamp mills are at  work there, and paying well. The main discovery in the camp is a very large and well defined  lead of gold-bearing quartz. This is traceable  through the entire length of several claims.  Whether anything else of importance has been  discovered as yet we do not know. 6  Tlie Steamer Kaslo.  The Buchanan-Yuill tug-boat has been passed  by the inspector, mr. Thompson. He expressed  himself as completely satisfied with her machinery, which has been placed by mr. Sweet.  All that now remains to be done is to have her  ballasted and then she will be fit to tow logs,  scows and everything else that will float. The  only pity is that she was not in the water  sooner. A great part of the season has been  lost. But this is entirely the fault of the John  Doty company, and although it has caused the  owners a heavy loss they may comfort themselves with the reflection that there is a good  time coming.  Claim-owners are requested to send samples  of their ore to the government office at Nelson,  with  the name of the claim, the name of the  owner and the assay value.    These will be collected from all parts of the district and sent for  exhibition to the World's Fair.    Samples must  not weigh over 200 pounds.    The government  will pay all the expense of packing over public  trails.    All the claim-owner is asked to do is to  place his sample on the nearest available pack  trail.    No one could expect the government to  do more.    It is to its advantage, of course^ to  have an adequate exhibit of the province's resources at the big fair.  But it would be difficult  and very expensive to secure a good exhibit by  sending round collectors to the various dumps  over  hundreds  of miles of territory.    And by  means of a little co-operation on the part of the  claim-owners a more representative and larger  exhibit will be secured.    We hope and feel sure  that the pride of claim-owners in their property  and their anxiety to have this country known  and talked abo������.������t wall second the efforts of the  government in this respect.    Public-spirited inhabitants of   Nelson,   Ainsworth,   Kaslo   and  New Denver should take this matter up.   What  is everybody's business is too apt to become nobody's.    Committees  should  be formed  to  cooperate  with   the  efforts'of  the government.  And we would suggest that efforts  should be  made to secure 2  monster blocks  of ore,  one  from  the Silver  K.ig,  and at least one from  some  of the   Lig ga ena properties  in  Slocan,  such as would att act world-wide attention, and  in themselves do much to advertise the resources  of this country.    The whole of western America will be ransacked to produce mineral prodigies for exhibition.    This country of Kootenay,  little as it is known, could beat the world, and  we do not see why it should not get in and do so.  Take Wariiing.'-  The green goods man is abroad in the land.  Currency is scarce, but we don't want that kind.  Kaslo people had better have a sharp eye on the  $20 United tates greer backs they collect for  the wagon road.  Kali <:r Street Rridgc.  The Baker stree bridge is not a thing of  beauty and a joy rox ���������'-ver; quite the reverse.  It is too irregular and bro en up in its formation. One of its most peculiai characteristics is  the precipice by means of which it makes connection with Ward street. Is this to be left  there until some belated traveller breaks his  neck over it?  .   Kootenay Reclamation Trouble.  Captain Fitzstubbs had no difficulty in putting matters right with the Kootenay Indians.  They had, naturally, disliked to have their  potato patches torn up. But as soon as they  were approached in a conciliatory manner and  assured that they would not be deprived of any  property they could rightly claim without compensation, their hostile demonstrations ceased.  Work will be resumed on the reclamation  scheme at once, and no further trouble is anticipated. The whole thing arose through a misunderstanding, and this is now settled.  :-#sW-&l \'-t f  lit  Hi  ,, t  -if  up-  If';  if  111  ���������HI  . }?  h?  lift  Hi  J tig  Pi  In-  Is'  s >?  |4  Ef  y  l<  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 10,  1892.  "DEATH   WATCO"   NOISES.  There is a more or less clearly defined thread  of superstition running through the minds of  most people, and not a few who have at various  times been involuntary listeners to unfamiliar  tickings, especially, during the hour of darkness,  have been unable to prevent their imagination  leading them back to the stories told them in  childhood of the dreaded omen of the tick of  the death watch which precedes a death in the  family.    It "is now well known that the ticking  is produced by,an. insect, and a Parisian chemist has not only taken the trouble to investigate  the subject thoroughly,  but has sent to a Paris  paper  2 insects actually  caught in the act   of  producing the sounds alluded to.    They were on  the same sheet of packing paper (strong tarred'  paper), but on the opposite sides and at a distance  of   about  4   inches   apart.    One   struck  forciblv with its head at the rate of 6 blows per  seco     ,  and the insect on the lower side answerer as soon as the other had finished.    The  insect is a tiny beetle, nearly a quarter of an  inch long.    It is generally during the night that  it produces the ticking sounds, and in order to  so draws in the antennae and intermediate legs,  and, resting principally upon the medium legs,  strikes its head against its support by a sort of  a rocking mot ion.    It is through this note that  the male calls tlie female.    The larva of the insect   lives   in    woodwork    (frame   work,    old  furniture,  etc.) which itc gnaws in the interior  without anything outside betraying its presence.  A few weeks later after it has been transformed  to the chrysalis state the perfect insect comes  forth and makes its exit from the wood by boring a perfectly cylindrical hole in it, which  thereafter shows that the wood has been attacked; and it is often''.'mutilated to such a degree that it is virtually destroyed. A smaller  species of the same genus works equal havoc,  not only with wood, but herbaria, natural history collections, cork, dry bread, crackers, etc.  The death watch beerle has the invariable habit  of feigning death when seized or disturbed. The  simulation is so persistent that when immersed  in water or even alcohol the insect remains perfectly still and will allow itself to be burned  alive rather than betrav itself.  California Stories.  The mountains, of San Luis Obispo offer some  of the strangest frontier scenes and types to be  found on the Pacific coast.    The region was one  of the last strongholds  of the native Califor-  nians.    Helen  Hunt  Jackson  collected a good  deal of material a few months before her death  in the old town of San Luis,  from the Spanish  priests there, and  would perhaps have written  another California!! novel if she had had one  more  year of life.    She  thought  that the  region combined to a remarkable degree the peculiar charms of northern, and southern California, and she often spoke of its "waste wealth of  literary.material."    My thoughts were turned  to San Luis the other  day by the news from  there that a man had found a band of wild horses in the mountains and had captured about 20  in a  corral.    There are  4  or 5  bands  of wild  horses that take care of themselves in the un-  .fenced mountains of the upper Sierras, but none  .in the coast range, north of San Luis.   They are  descended from  Spanish "mustangs," and are  as wild and worthless for any kind of work as it  is possible to imagine. In one case, in early  -times, a Spanish land owner was persuaded to  buy an American plow and sow some wheat.  He had 4 or 5 mustangs tied to the plow beam,  ��������� put boys on the mustangs, and ran them across  the fields with several Indians hanging to the  plow handles. Every now and then the mustangs flew out on the plowed ground and kicked  "for all they were worth." After a little while  the old Don was heard to say: "What men  these Americans are!    How hard they work for i  1 j?  And so he went back to his brush  nothing!  harrow.  One of the characters of San Luis died a short  time ago.    He was a frontiersman, known over  thousands of square miles of mountain and valley as" Uncle  Billy of Josephine."   He was a  grizzled giants certainly the coolest and strongest man in the region, and he kept a postofflce  and a store.    He  was  a  blacksmith,  a school  trustee, and a few things besides, especially a  wheel 'horse at camp  meetings.    One night 4  Mexican miners tried to rob the old man.    The  door was shut, but he threw the foremost Mexican th rough the panels into the road, and then  putting his arms around the 3 others,   shoved  them en masse through the splinters and fragments of the broken door.    "One or 2 of them  Mexicans  stuck  their   knives   into   me,"   said  Uncle Billy afterward,  "but I never showed I  was hurt, and after they were ���������'thro wed out they  crawled,away."-   In fact, one knife thrust was  clear through his arm ; but, on the other hand,  he Ci ippled most of the Mexicans for life. There  were plenty of grizzlies around the mountains  15 years ago,   and I  hear  of them even now.  Everyone in the mountains has an immense respect for the grizzly.    An old frontiersman tells  me that a few years ago he was hunting stray  cattle, and he came on a new setter's cabin beside an oak in a mountain valley.    He stayed  with the settler over night, sleeping in a blanket   before   the fire.    During the   night   they  heard a great noise outside.   The settler looked  out and reported that a large bear was at the  meat safe, -which'hung under the oak tree.   The  frontiersman was asked to shoot it, but said he  would not risk it, with only a revolver and a  shotgun.    The wife of the settler remarked that  thev were both cowards, and she would drive it  off with a broom.    They locked the door, prevented her from going out,   and shortly after  heard the meat safe fall and roll into the gulch.  Iu  the morning they found that an old horse  had become entangled in the ropes of the meat  safe, and finally tore it down in his struggles  and dragged it down the ravine.    The old frontiersman and the new settler were, obliged in  self defence to retire to the headwaters of the  San Antonio within a week and stay there until they had killed a grizzly apiece.  TE8V3E   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, NELSON, LYTTON & KOOTENAI  S������EVE5LST*$S������E   BfcOtTTE;  One of the above steamers will leave REVELSTOKE  for Nakusp and Robson at ������ a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, arriving at Robson at 6 p.m., where connection is made with the C. & K. Railway for Nelson and  all Kootenay Lake points. RETURNING, leaves ROBSON for Nakusp and Revelstoke at 9 p.m. on TUESDAYS  and FRIDAYS, arriving at Revelstoke at 3 p.m. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays, where connection is : made  with the C. P. R. for all points.  BiSTTTXE    BDA&LES    R^UTEr  The same steamer will leave ROBSON for Trail Creek  and Little Dalles at 5 a.m. on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS,  arriving at Little Dalles at 9 a.m., where close connection  is made with the S. F. & N. Railway for Spokane. RETURNING, leaves LITTLE DALLES same day, on arrival of S. F. & N. Railway Company's train at 12:30 p.m.,  for Trail Creek and Robson, arriving at Robson at 6:20  p.m., where close connection is made with the C. & K.  Railway for Nelson and lake points; and continues on to  Revelstoke as per above schedule.  BUfcOTESAW LAKE AN2S> SS^flSEErS FEURY MOSJTE:  STEAMER S^JELSO^i leaves NELSON for Pilot  Bay, Ainsworth, and Kaslo at 8 a.m. on TUESDAYS and  FRIDAYS, returning via these ports same day; leaves  Nelson for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo, and BONNER'S  FERRY at 3 a.m. on SUNDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.  RETURNING, leaves BONNER'S FERRY for Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Nelson at 3 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS.  Regular Passenger Service has been inaugurated on the  Great Northern Railway, and in order to make close connection with trains the above card has been adopted. Passengers for all Kootenay points leave Spokane at 7:30 p.m.  on Sundays and Wednesdays.  ������������������'-!���������> %J%  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  AUCTIONEER  " <l|  NEWLY    FINISHED    HOUSE  DESIRABLE   LOCALITY  MUST   BE    SOLD   AT    ONCE  JOSEPHINE   STREET,   NBLSOT  'IR,  AND  Corner BliaHf an������i "Ward Streets,  ���������       NELSON, B. C. .....'  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.  WILL   C0NTEACT  TO  OAEEY PASSENGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  GOMTRAOT TO GRADE. LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove ami ���������or<twoo������l for Sale.  AND  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   AND   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.  ALDOUS   BROTHEBS; PEOS.  Liv  'AM   WIL:  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOE 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.  HOTEL,   SZ^-SLO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  AKCMIE FLETCBHEK, Proprietor .and Manager.  B^SK  .V^s,--!"-- HOT  SPEINGS  NE"WS:   AINSWOETK,  B. C,  SEPTEMBEE  7, 1892.  B3I3IKG    K33WS    ������F   THE    W������KM>,  The richest strike of gold in Nova Scotia has  been made at Eastville.  ' - Mineralogists now exploring Northern Thibet  claim to have discovered valuable mines of gold  *   the   richest   precious  and    many, varieties   or  stones.  The prospects on Wild Horse creek, in East  Kootenay are very promising this season. There  are 125 men at work on the creek, and a Chinese company which has 3 claims alongside of  the Griffiths will average $1000 per man.  At Golden, Co]., a sluice that does the work  of saving fine gold is in operation. It consists  of a series of boxes lined with strips of Brussels  carpeting and so arranged as to allow the sand  and water to be carried from one to the other,  and every panicle of impalpable Hour gold is  said to be saved.  In the creek at Granite Basin, Plumas county,  Charles Casey and wife are working a placer  claim with excellent results. Most of their pay  is in coarse gold, and they take out on an average about $6 a. day apiece, mrs. Casey working  alongside of her husband, sharing in the work  as well as in the profits.  In several localities between Pinal and Gila  counties, Arizona, the copper ore found is argentiferous. It is so in Mineral creek ; in Globe,  the"Buffalo has sufficient silver io produce bullion yielding 45 dunces per ton. In the Caliuro  mountains, and within a few miles from Globe,  ore is found that has noticeable quantities of  gold.  The Frisco mill is risinar from its ruins.  The  rubbish from the explosion has been cleared  away, the frame work of the mill is up and  enough machinerv will  be in place bv Monday  or Tuesday to run 4 or 5  .jigs.  No work, except  large  a little development in the lower tunnel, is being  clone in the mine. About 60 men are employed in various ways by the company and as  soon as the mill is in shape to handle the ore the  force will be accordingly increased.  Gold has been discovered in paying quantities in the territory of the British South Africa  company, but so far removed, from the coast  that it could scarcely be mined with any profit  unless a railway were constructed. Happily,  this project, which has long been under consideration, is now likely to be realized. The  railway'Will-start .from the sea at the. mouth of  the Pungwe river, and it is expected that 60  miles of it, giving access, to the gold region, will  be completed before theend of the year.  Sixty-seven thousand dollars .worth of pure  gold ha,s been, extracted from the 3 common  pine floors of number 1, .2 and 3 vaults, occupied  for 19 years, until last May, by Rpbbms & Ap-  pleton, of New York, manufacturers of gold  watch cases. The usual precautions for-saving  the particles of gold were observed, but to  make- sure that none was lost, the flooring was  taken up, reduced to ashes, and the gold extracted by a chemical process. The  amount recovered was a surprise io the"firm.  Working by electric light in  the desert of  Africa,   with power furnished by coal costing  $80 a ton, is the novel subject discussed by G.D.  Longstreet, an English mining engineer.    During a long residence in South Africa, mr. Long-  street traveled as far injbo' the'interior as Livingstone did, visited a nnmbfjr of places which  have been seen by a dozen.white men, and in  many regions found that he was the first white  man'the natives had seen.    "The control of the  diamond mines by,  the Rothschilds," says   mr.  Longstreet, "'is entirely due to the overcapitalization of the original companies.   Some of them  were capitalized as high  as  $25,000,000.    They  are nov/limiting the production of the gems to  the demand.    Diamonds will never go down in  price, and the days of romance in South Africa  diamond   mining  are   past   forever.    In   early  days  the  mines  were  divided into little allotments of 30 feet square, and each of these was  sold to a corporation for $500,000���������a neat sum  for a, little land scarcely large enough to put a  shanty on.    I  have seen working for one company and in one mine as many as 10,000 naked  Zulus, whose work, oddly enough, was carried  on by electric light within a year after it was  invented.    In  those days  our   chief   difficulty  ���������was to prevent the thefts of the workmen.   We  had an overseer for every 5 men, and yet they  managed to steal large numbers of diamonds.  General   Founders,   Engineers,    Boiler   Makers,   and   Manufacturers   of  All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   MASBJFACTSrKEBJS   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines, Steam  Los: Hauling: Machr���������"-"  -\-?l  '������>  JLllUD'.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass Goods, Sheet and other  Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING' ENGINES  AND  SINKING PUMPS  FOR MINES.  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., .VANCOUYEE, B. 0.  ., J. W. CAMPION,  >������TP-  Agent West Eootenayv  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager.  '--"'if  GROWN  GRANT  APPLICATION  ������5 =  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, situa.te 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, 1802.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and mo.de 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 forward  their objections within 60 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  ' oGold 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 wiihin 60 days from date of publication.  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 raid 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 herebygiven 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 amplication 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 ob-  iections within 60 days of this publication.  Nelson, B.C., August 24th, 1892.    k N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days from date I intend to  apply for a crown grant to the mineral claim known as  the Minnie, situate to the south of the Kootenay Bonanza  claim, Toad Mountain. Copies of the field notes and plat  can be seen at the government agent's of lice, Nelson.  August 20, 1892. JOHN MCDONALD.'  . 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.  NOTiOE.  I will not be responsible   for any goods delivered to  steamer Ainsworth unless per my personal order.  DAVID  BREMNER.  Just arrived at Jas. McDonald .& Co's, consignment of  miners' cots and camp stoves.  PS  Eeal Estate and Minim  Conveyancers.  AGREEMENTS OF ALL  Brokers,  KASLO,    IB_    C_  !S F  AND   WANTED  ������������������' .'.:1  Agent for the Nelson Sawmill Company.  B. H. LEE,  Notary Public.  0ITICE  Near Steamboat Landing.  as* je  u���������   a  Eaaa E  F  PACK AND  SADDLE HORSES  . FOR  HIRE.; ;:;-  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.,  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL  TEAaV^G   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Telephone 93.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek. ���������  1M I ill'It 6Tj  DEALERS  IX  GENERAL   MERCHANDISE  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5. to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson cither summer or winter,  being distant but 60 miles.  K00TEEAY  LODGE,  Eo. 16,  I. 0. O.'F.  Meets every Monday night at 8 o'clock in Hume's Hali,  Vernon St. Visiting members cordially invited to attend.  G. W. Mdous, N. G., Wm. Hoclson, Recording Secretary.  SSBSBSBKSHSSSffiSEfflM 'r  ���������t  if-  n  I :  \i  i  14  By;  I  r  I  hi  I i*  I?*  i  p'  B-  THE MINES:    NELSON,  B.   C,   SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 10,  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 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 I'he Miner and Hot Springs  News: Ainsworth, Bremner & Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. H. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek,  E. C. Carpenter.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EDITORIAL   REMARKS.  " Two new wagon roads, both to-be started at  nearly the same time. The one leading, to a  government townsite, and to be built by the  government; the other leading to a private  townsite, to be built by the owners of the land,  the sub-owners���������so to speak���������and those interested in mines located in a district which the  latter road will tap. Which road will be finished first? Which, when finished, will be the  better of the two? And which the most used?  These are questions which are at present vexing  the soul of everyone who owns a lot in either  Nakusp or Kaslo;    In building trails the government generally  succeeds better than the private individual, and  for this reason: science is, mostiy, more trustworthy than rule of thumb; and when a public  road is put through by the government, the sur-  vevor is called onto mark out the best route to  betaken. The money spent in this manner is  saved over and over again by difficulties thus  avoided, and a better road is obtained than any  single man or combination of unscientific men,  can build, however* much pluck and perseverance they may show in the doing of their work.  In order to get the best possible value for  their money, let our Kaslo friends.be in no  hurry to start the road before its course has  been definitely fixed. There are several places  in the Kaslo trail where, possibly, a better grade  could be found than is at present in use. Send  out an engineer and let him find out for you the  best way to go where you want to go, before  you start going.    Transportation  facilities are all very well in  their  way,   but  the  prospect of their increase  causes a spasm  of agony  to  shake  the stout  heart of  many  a  man in Nelson who has his  best impulses ruined aud his beauty sleep rudely  broken  by  the  blood-curdling  shrieks   of   the  Nelson   and   the    Spokane.    Surely    a    large  amount of the whistling done  is unnecessary.  If any one means to travel'by water it is his  business to be on the boat in time, and it is decidedly unfair that a whole community should  nightly be exposed to the danger of being scared  into becoming a pack of gibbering idiots for the  sake of one or two travelers who,  maybe, are  but lingering in town for "one last drink."  If the nuisance increases as fast as railways  and steamboats seem inclined to multiply it.  will not be long before Nelson's inhabitants will  be driven, and accompanied to the grave by the  yell of the steamboat, and their knell rung by  the bell of the engine.j   In the Coeur d' Alane country an association  of ten good miners has been formed; they are  all practical men and take contracts to do assess-  t ment or development work. They give estimates on any kind of work, and give security for  its faithful performance.  This country is, perhaps, a little young as yet  for such a combination to work really well; but  still there is quite enough to be, or being, done  to make such a project worthy of consideration.  "Blessed is the man who bloweth his own  trumpet, for he that bloweth not his own trumpet, the same shall in no wise blowed " doesn't  seem to apply to West Kootenay. We knew  that we had a good thing, and said so. There  was no banging of drums, no shouting that we  had the richest mining country in the world.  Strong in the knowledge of what we had, we  went quietly onward, leaving toothers the task  of singing our praises. And they are doing it.  Every week���������every day almost���������old and exper-  ien ced miners from all parts of the world, after  having examined our mines, burst into songs of  praise of which our district is the subject.  There is no district in Montana, Idaho, Washington, Arizona, or any other state in the Union,  that has, or ever had, such a surface showing as  exists in the Slocan country. There is no district in the world that ever had so great a  chance to become a famous mining and producing country as West Kootenay.  The Kootenay Lake Eeduction Conrpany (Poreign).  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; 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 August 1892 at the  city of Victoria in the province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of Joint Stoek Companies.  SUMMONS.  in the County Court of Kootenay ��������� Between J. Fred  Hume & Co., plaintiffs, and diaries Randall, defendant���������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 bv 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.  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.  The Davies-Sayward  PILOT BAY, KOOTENAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  .FINISHING- LUMBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  \  Lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at xJELSOrJ, G-ea. H. Keefer, Agent,  and at'AINSWOETH, S. Fawcett, Agent.  S. 0. Spalding, - Manager.  THE  Will be Sunning aoout August 1st  at Kaslo  and will be the largest and best equipped Sawmill in  Kootenay. Large stocks of lumber now on hand at Kaslo,  at the old mill site and at Nelson.  A carload of Sash and Doors for sale.  ������.   ������.   BUCHANAN.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  Eeal Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  CITY  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  Office:  SELOUS   BLOCK,  Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  ��������� IT A WTIi ff  l" (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST IBAE&ER STKEET,    NEJLSON,  B. C������  FlfiSE   INSURANCE:  I represent the following safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN....,  .London, England.  UNITED Manchester, England.  ATLAS  .London, England.  QUEBEC : Canada.  LSFE:  EQUITALBE v.. .New York.  Agent for J..& J. Taylor's Safes.  I  ���������' i  11  4 '���������  * il  > ~i  \ i  !><  Vs i  >���������  ���������X  HI  <*f  m  )|  1*1  i  if  i  i  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner office  ���������������>���������'  0m^mmmimxmmj.mMmmmmmmmimmammmm^mmxm^mmsm  msmmmmmammmmmma^s  wmmmMmtjmMmmmmmmmmmmtMmmmm ^.--^iatrfl  cSfe^  THE  MBTEB:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 10,. 1892.  BACK ' EAST.  The Texan fly is still doing serious injury to  cattle,in Kingston, Ont. In many cases the  animals have died owing to farmers being ignorant of the cause of their sickness.  A petition has been filed to disqualify for corrupt practices, R. P. Roblin, leader of the Manitoba opposition, who was the unsuccessful candidate at the late election for Morden.  The Grand Trunk and the Canadian Pacific  railways and the city of Toronto, after 6 years  negotiations, have at last signed an agreement  for building a hew union station and the making of improvements to the Esplanade.  Canada's exports show an increase of a million dollars last month. The British Columbia  returns of imports are included in the monthly  statement for the first time. The duty collected  shows an increase doubtless from this cause.  The number of immigrants who arrived in  Manitoba during August was 1225, which does  not include 842 from Ontario, who-arrived last  month. For the year this makes a grand total  of 30,972.    Last year, the total was only 16,000.  .It is said that the C. P. R. contemplates establishing a 29-hour rail service, between Chicago  and Halifax, and that with the fast steamers  which president Van Home is now in Europe  seeing about, they will give the shortest line between Chicago and England.  During the past month the C. P. R. land department have disposed of 24,400 acres of land in  Manitoba at a realization of $81,000. The sales  for a corresponding period last year were 9000  acres, at a return of $36,000. During the past  8 months the company sold farm lands to the  extent of $1,033,000.  Mr. Betts has formed a new N. W". T. executive, but he himself will not be a member of it.  Mr. Betts had been accused of trying to defeat  the old executive because he wanted office, and  it is understood, his action in not taking a position on the new executive, which he has been  asked to form, is to show that a desire for office  was not the motive that prompted him.  '������ An. Iron Mountain  in Australia.  Forty miles from Port Augusta, Spencer's  gulf, south Australia, is an immense deposit of  iron, reaching to a height of some 800 feet above  the level of the plain, which promises in point  of extent and quality to eclipse any of the wonderful mountains of iron which from time to  time are discovered in the United States. The  colonial ferriferous elevation, which has been  appropriately christened the Iron Monarch, was  acquired, it seems, two or three years ago by a  syndicate, not for the iron it might produce, but  for the silver which experts believed must lie  under the ferric surface. "The sanguine expectations of the company were, however, destined  never to be realized.  The Iron Monarch soon showed that it was  not going to belie its name, and that its superficial show was an accurate reflex of its interior  ���������in short, that it was never intended by nature  to prove a. rival to the famous Broken Hill. It  is nevertheless probable that the Iron Monarch  will, in course of time, become as great an iron  mine, or rather quarry, as the celebrated hill in  New South Wales, which is equivalent to saying  that it will be eventually, the largest iron mine  in the world.  At present the owners of the Iron Monarch  are undecided with respect to the probable best  market for their ore, which is said to assay from  95 to 97 per cent, of iron oxide. But negotiations  are in progress, and the full development of this  wonderful mine is apparently within measurable  distance of consummation.  Brazil's  B>oniestic  Pet.  Rats have  multiplied to such  an  extent in  Brazil that the inhabitants rear a certain kind  of. snake for destroying them.    The Brazilian  domestic servant is the giboia, a small species of  the ������>oa about 12 feet in length and the thickness  of a man's arm.    It is sold at from $1.00 to $1.50  in the markets of Rio Janeiro, Pernambuco,  Bania etc. This snake, which is entirely harmless and sluggish in its movements, passes the  entire day asleep at the foot of the staircase of  the house, scarcely deigning to raise its head at  the approach of a visitor or when   a   strange  noise is heard in the vestibule.  At nightfall the giboia begins to hunt, crawling along here and there, and even penetrating  the space above the ceiling and beneath the  flooring. . Springing swiftly forward it seizes  the rat by the nape of the neck and crushes its  cervical vertibrae. As serpents rarely eat, even  when at liberty, the giboia kills only for'the  pleasure of killing. It becomes so accustomed  to its master's house that if carried to a distance  it escapes and finds its way back home. Every  house in the warmest provinces, "where rats  abound, owns its giboia, a fixture by destination  and the owner of which praises its qualities  when he wishes to sell or let his house.  Tlie French ,i>etective.  Every good detective has to some extent his  own way of working, which is varied, of course  according to the circumstances.   . We may say  however, that as a rule the Parisian  agent has  a freer hand and works in a somewhat bolder,  more self reliant manner than his English colleague. This follows from his isolation; he is  less helped by "information received" and too  badly paid to buy it, so he is forced to acquire it  by his own exertions.  A favorite method is to assume the disguise of  a workingman or hawker, and here it may be  said that the use of an elaborate makeup exists  now only in books. Every zealous hand has his  own little wardrobe, and the simpler the better.  The most effectual disguises are those which  best assimilate the wTearer to common life. The  Parisian has two in particular���������tne blouse and  the workman's apron. "Shadowing" is always  done by two men, one some way behind the  other. Each carries a change of dress���������to wit  a blouse wound sashwise around the waist and  a casquette carried inside .the shirt. The moment the first man fancies himself perceived he  gives place to the second, and dropping behind,  slips the blouse over his jacket and exchanges  his felt hat for the casquette. Thus metamorphosed he resumes his place.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets, c  NELSON, B. C.  S  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims   Handled  on Commission.  NOTICE.  MINERAL CLAIM BEST.  Take notice that we, E. H. Hughes, of the city of Spokane, state of Washington, United States of America,  free miner's certificate No. 41858, David Porter of the same  glace, free miner's certificate No. 39666, and George W.  lughes of the same place, free miner's certificate No.  41,800, all lawful holders of the said claim, intend in 60  days from the date hereof to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvement for the purpose of  obtaining a crown grant of the said 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 26th day of July, A. D. 1892, at Nelson.  E. H. HUGHES,  DAVID PORTER,  GEORGE W.  HUGHES.  By Joseph Hethington Bowes,  Agent for said applicants.  APPLICATION  FOR CROWN   GRANT.  that S. S. Bailey and William  Notice is hereby given  Alperson have filed the necessary papers and made appli  cation for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  "Dellie," situate in the Ainsworth mining division, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 13th, 1892. Gold commissioner.  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  kelson Branch.*   M". W". Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), Now York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada; <  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any.  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  $3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITAL <pai<l up), ������000,000  (With power to increase.)  KESEKYE FUND, ������220,000     .  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.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  c  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.  SAYINGS DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  HENRY CROFT.  AND  Office:   West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  H. ASHBY, Manager.  To Miners and Prospectors  MY NEW  ������������������" MINER'S  vs  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,  ^r.'.^v'^v.^/,^:."?-^."':"''���������:.".y.;.-.' v^;"^V,o:;-rv-,'iTvr^^ -^.v^JT5..���������������:-v-v;':A"���������-'-���������*>���������  -���������,-  .-    '     ���������������������������*   '.  PiTT^T i-'i,  I  f.  i  r  I-  lift ���������  1  I  i  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  C.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBER 10,  1892.  JOWETT & HAia  No.  1,  JOSEPHINE STREET,   NELSON, B. 0.  Notice to  Prospectors  and Mine  Owners!  We are placing on exhibition in our office specimens of  minerals found in this district, with a view of attracting  the attention of visitors and investors coming to Nelson.  Any minerals forwarded us, with full particulars, assays, etc., will be properly labelled, and any explanations  regarding them cheerfully given to enquirers.  All visitors to Nelson or others interested in minerals  are invited to inspect this collection.  Lots for Sale in  39  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWARDS  With a rebate for buildings erected. '* The best residential  property in Nelsdn, values sure to increase.   Apply  Jowett & Haig, agents for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  JOWETT & HAIG, ,  Mining & Real Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  ������f   ���������������  NEATLY  AND  QUICKLY  EXECUTED  AT    THE  MORTGAGE  SALE.  Notice is hereby given that under and by virtue of a  power of sale,.contained in a certain registered mortgage  made by Leopold Walter to the vendors, default having  been made in payment thereof, tenders will be received by  the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon on Wednesday, the  14th day of September, 1892, for the purchase of the "Nelson Brewery," comprising 2 frame buildings, tubs, casks,  and other stock in trade and appliances. This property is  well situated in the rising town of Nelson and is the only  brewery in the neighborhood. For further particulars apply to CORBOULD,  McCOLL & CO.,  Dated, 19th August, 1892.     Vendors solicitors, Nelson.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent  for A. W. McCune has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the "Black Bird," situate in the Ainsworth 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., July 14th, A.D. 1892.   Gold commissioner.  SITUATION   WANTED.  Bookkeeper, 12 years experience, thoroughly understands bookkeeping in all its branches, capable of taking  charge of office work.   Apply Miner office.  HAD    A    GOOD   THING.  John P. Burnitt is one of the best known  prospectors in the west. He is about 45 years  old, and his walk, conversation and every  movement are an advertisement to the effect  that he has all his life been delving among  rocks and examining ore. He has mined in many  different states and territories, and on any occasion can tell a story that without frills and  finishings is inherently interesting. He antedates N. C. Creede, now of the Creede, Last  Chance, Holy Moses and Amethyst mines, and is  credited with being the founder of the booming  camp of Creede. "I was the original locator  of the Bachelor lode, now one of the famous  mines of Creede," he said yesterday. "The  story of it was this: I had got out in the wild  mountains on a branch of the Rio Grand among  the big timber. The timber is very big there.  It is all pine and very thick. One day I came  across the ledge of the Bachelor, and I and my  2 partners located it. We also located the  Amethyst. The Bachelor we * worked right  along, but the Amethyst lapsed in our hands because we did not do our assessment work. One  day we heard that a man about 25 miles over  the mountains from us had made a strike and  had some good ore. We went over there and  there we found. N. C. Creede. We looked his  claims over and they didn't meet our expectations. 'Why don't you come over on our side  of the mountains?' I said to him. 'You'll find  better ore over there.' Well, he returned, and  shortly after I went to Harqua Hala, impelled  by the big strike we heard of there. When I  got back Creede was there. He had acted on  our advice, sure enough, and by locating the  Holy Moses, Last Chance and others, and relocating the Amethyst, had got what afterward  proved to be a great fortune. As for us, we did  not make any big thing. We got $15,000 for  the Bachelor. That was all. This is another  instance of the fact that a miner may sell out  too soon. The Bachelor has developed into a  great property. However, in getting in to the  White Hills mines we have done well, and from  other good property I know of I hope to have  an abundance of wealth."  llaltlesuake Bites.  "Out of a thousand people bitten by rattle-  snekes," said a well known  authority,   "I am  sure that not 50 ever really recover.    So far as I  know,  and  I have posted myself  thoroughly  upon the subject for over 20 years on the desert  and in Arizona and Texas, there  is no known  cure for rattlesnake poison, in spite of the fact  that many people have said  that they   were  cured by whisky.    You may depend on it that  when he says he was cured of a rattlesnake bite,  though not necessarily a liar, he is at least laboring under a misapprehension   of   the facts.  There is   a small snake similar to the rattler  whose poison is not so venemous, and negroes  bitten  by  it place, lime upon the spot or else  drink enough whisky to counteract the poison.  Whisky, if taken in large quantities,   goes directly into the blood and counteracts the poison  of the snake.    But the regular Arizona rattler,  from 5 to 7 feet in length, is a deadly customer  to meet. It does not give any warning, but  strikes the moment it is disturbed, and it can  strike an object almost twice as far distant as it  is long. A friend of mine was riding along in  the saddle near Yuma when a big rattler lying  in the road leaped at him as he passed. It stuck  to his boot-leg, driving one of its fangs clear  through the thick leather of his boot, through  his trousers, just * escaping the flesh. It required considerable kicking to shake that snake  off, and when he was finally got rid of he  started in pursuit. My friend had faced bullets  in the army with nonchalance, but his hair  stood on.end:: when he saw that snake coming,  and he jammed spurs to his nag and didn't stop  until he had gone a quarter stretch. He knew  as well as I what an awful thing rattlesnake  poison is. He lost 2 men in one month from  rattlers. My ranch is literally full of rattlesnakes, and only last week my hands killed 26  in a field of 20 acres."  HOTEL  JOHN JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  Finest wines, Liquors and Cigars in the Market at the Bar  the dining room is under the supervision op an  experienced chef  Special Attention to  Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  SLOGAN 0E0SSINGL  JE>. \t. g-allaghbe,  proprietor.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  HEADQUAKTEKS for MUEEAY & MATHES0FS  PAGE TEAIN.  ���������.E LAKE-VIEW H���������������,  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WI35TES,  LIQUORS and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  ���������= BLUE EIDG-E HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First  Glass  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  prices moderate.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  urn's   Dining  Is now opened at the  OTEL, VICTORIA,  VICTORIA  ST., NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  JOHN  GURN.  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  of San Francisco.  ASSAYERS, JOSEPHINE STREET  Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Mines examined  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention.  m  '.il  1  1 THE MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 10,  1892.  YSS^SJt  Corner West Yernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone id.  PIEST-OLASS   IN   EYEEY   EESPEOT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  Si  by any hotel in the Kootenajr Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLErROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE PINEST BRANDS OP LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  ?T>ni  BAIKIIEIR,    STBSET  Private Boxes for Ladies  W. C.  PHILLIPS,  PROPRIETOR.  T  1  J  europbant :e>:t_,_^:dt_  M. J. B  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 aud cigars.  KELSON.  Plot  and   cold water;   electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  HOTEL  VICTORIA   STREET,   NEI.SON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &  REYSBECH, Proprietors.  THE   RUSSIANS   TAKE   A   BANS*.  The Victoria sealers Ariel, Rosie Olson and  Willie McGowan, and one American schooner  have been seized by the Russian government,  and their combined crews of 84 men are now in  the Royal roads on the American bark Majestic,  which rescued them from the barren Siberian  coast, where they were thrust ashore. The Majestic came into the roads at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and half an hour later her master, cap-  i tain Lawrence and captain McLeotl of the Ariel  were ashore. From them the news was obtained. The schooners were all working together in the Bering sea, on the Russian side,  35 miles from the shore, when a Russian gunboat appeared. The 4 mentioned were taken,  while the Triumph, of this port, and another  "Victorian, warned by the former,, moved away  and escaped. The 4 schooners were seized with  their cargoes and the men put ashore. Their  men were picked up by the Mystic. The Ariel  is owned by a syndicate among the C. P. N.  company employees. Gray & Munroe and captain Keefe, her master, own the Rosie Olsen,  while W. Moore, of North Sydney, owns the  Willie McGrowan. Captain McLeod is  in consultation with collector Milne. The seizures will at once be brought to the attention of  the government. The San Francisco schooner  is the C. H. White. The gunboat that made  the seizure was the Sabiaca.  Tlie British. Postoflice.  The 38th annual report of the postmaster-general was issued August 30. A continued advance of business is shown ; 2,716,518,365 was  the total number of letters, an increase of 3-5  per cent ; 6,968,548 telegrams were despatched,  an increase of 4-9 per cent over the previous  year. Some of the usual curious incidents are  given. In one case a letter was found at Dumbarton addressed as follows : " To the manager  of the public house with Walker's sign up  corner of the Fair grounds, and the stables are  at the back of the house, and last winter mr.  Davis Awitchback stood close to the house,  Northampton." The letter was delivered. In  another case an address was found in a town of  72,000 inhabitants as follows : "To a gentleman  with a cork leg and projecting teeth, who is engaged as a jeweler's assistant." The report  gives particulars of the employment of soldiers  and sailors as postmen ; of the revision of postmen's wages, the working of the new express  delivery and the school stamp deposit scheme.  ���������a  Color of 3*oId.  Most people suppose that all gold is alike  when refined but this is not the case. An experienced man can tell at a glance from what  part of the world a gold piece comes, and in  some cases from what part of a particular gold  district the metal was obtained. The Australian gold, for instance, is distinctly redder than  that which is taken directly from quartz. Why  vthis should be the case is one of the mysteries of  metallurgy, for the placer gold all comes from  the veins. The Ural gold is the reddest found  anywhere. Few people know the real color of  gold, as it is seldom seen unless heavily alloyed,  which renders it redder than when pure. The  purest coins ever made were the $50 pieces that,  used to be common in California. Their coinage was abandoned for 2 reasons ; first, because  the loss by abraision was so great, and secondly,  because the interior could be bored out and lead  substituted, the difference in weight being too  small to be readily noticed in so large a piece.  These octagon  coins  were   the  niost valuable  ever struck.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.   ,    THOMAS    MADDEN  NELSON,  B.  C. Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and is newly'  furnished throughout.  T ZE3I IE      TABLE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  E   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  NEIiSON, B. C.  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  TH E  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  ^-^aZIS   ZB^IR,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Balccr Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and tlie bed-rooms arc newly furnished.  MA'LOWE   &   TRE������TIJLIJS PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   B. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA....... Proprietors  4������ootl Tal������lc;   Ciood Beds;  My as- Close Mquors.  maaasmam  BMMMMJitMiiyrahMiiMiJMMfa^  ESsi  SSaEKSSgSiSaSffiSraSsS^SESl^SSStfSiSKS  ^B^S!^^^^^^^s^^s^^^s^^s^s^^^^^^^^a^mas^^^^sw^Bm^^si^^sB^ma!g^mimmmmss^ss!^ma  KMOWUniKiUraiHBIUUlMllUUUILBRinn a^ia^iiffiOTjcaBg^^  ���������t-f:$*M  8  TUT  JU  MIKEE:    ITELSOi?,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,   BEPTEMBEE 10,  1892.  I -I  for ������������������*������ttrew   [$?������  i  C^l  Irk  J V ft  ItSZlQ CE5COTjMnZirL������S3EB37V    'ttSTSW?  ft H tX   JS & J? h  ikTTTri ygnr- j -iTTT CBT*WWniB CSC  icmaxfiCTKrat  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned 6-oods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  S"-  I  The stock is full and complete in every Department," and the public will find it to their advantage; to call and inspect C-oods  and compare Prices. , '  r  \J K^JA  "o TSJ"TT?  1  m^i  eie  w  ir  97  aM  iO'SLS  ^  n  if ���������:'���������$���������  "fa ^  ^  M  4' <5- -  5   ������     ���������  11  L  It,  II  .IB  ���������is  ���������liOCAEi   AJSE&    PEK&OISAiL.  George Bigelow is in Revelstoke on "business.  W. R. .Chestney is taking in the sights of Ta-  coina.    Back in hail an "hour.  D. C." Corbin, accompanied by mr. Roberts,  arrived in Nelson on Tuesday, and on Wednesday paid Balfour a visit.  The wagon road from Nakusp to the head of  Slocan lake will be no slouch of a road when it  ���������is through. During the coming week tenders  for this work will be called for.  Messrs.   Jo wet t &  Haig,   mining  and ..est ate  brokers, have dissolved partnership.    MriVHaig  . will carry on  business at" Revelstoke as before,  and mr. Jowett will continue at Nelson.  J. A. Thompson, steamboat inspector--'-and  measuring surveyor of shipping.for the province of British Columbia, is in Nelson. The result of his visiji 'being thai the Ainsworth.-is  running with 105 pounds of steam, and that the  Kaslo made her trial trip.today.  E. D. Ingall, M,'^i������ etc.,- of the Dominion geological survey department,." who is in charge of  the division of mineral statistics and mines, arrived on Friday evening, - the 2nd instant, and  left on Sunday mornings for Kaslo, whence he  will travel into -'arid.--through the Slocan ^country, seeing all (hat is'possible of ..the mines during theshoj't time at. his disposal.  The number o'f'jtoarriages that have already  taken place-or are about to take place in Nelson  is positively alarming. One cannot be sure of  remaining a batchelor for a moment���������but then  perhaps no one wishes to do so unless he..has to  ���������most certainly no sane man could wish to remain^ single when there exist to the contrary  such' excellent reasons as are personified by miss  OhevTnne and miss McEaeliren. Archie Fletcher of the Grand Central,  Kaslo,  will be mar  ried on Monday;; HI. C. Traves ori-.Thursday, the  15th.;..: '   ':���������."��������� ���������".-;��������� --'.,-. :...'    .^.'/;X'-   V^  "���������': V 5i.m6e2mal <&&T Ms I9ejj'cSa������" :'."'-  The great John L. Sullivan got a terrible lick-,  ing on Wednesday evening last, when, for 21  rounds Jim Oorbett walked all around him and  hit hi in whenever and wherever he wished.  Americans can, now that this fight is over, give  their undivided attention to the presidential  election;  DT  Dr. C. E. C. Brown will be at the Nelson House, Nelson,  from Monday night to Friday night. Will visit Kaslo on  Saturday, and remain as long as work warrants.   ;  .���������'.���������'���������        NOTICE."."'":'.' '     7"  Tenders for the Easlo-Slocan Wagon Road.  Tenders will be received at the office of George T. Kane,  Kaslo, until noon on the loth day ofSeptember for the construction of the road from 'Kaslo to Cody creek, a distance  of about 28 miles. 'Specifications and conditions of contract can be seen at the office of the secretary. A force of  engineers is now engaged on the location of the line, 'i he  lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.  GEORGE T. KANE, secretary.  Kaslo, B.C, September 6th, 1S92.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP  ��������� V"  The partnership heretofore existing between the under  signed, as THE BALFOUIt TRADING COMPANY, hat  si  EIS  been dissolved by mutual consent.    All debts are to bo  paid to JOSEPH ALMOURE, who assumes all liabilities.  ���������       ���������   J. ALMOUKE.  Balfour, September 6th, 1S02. HAKKY D. BECK.  The undersigned will continue  the business under the  same name as heretofore, THE BALFOUR TRADING  COMPANY.   ,- -   '     -    J. ALMOUiiE.  ffi  Tenders for Sinking a Shaft on the Le Roi Mine.  The Le Roi Mining Company invites proposals to sink  the present shaft 12D 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, 33. C, will bo forwarded.  Trail Creek, B. C, September 9th, 1S02.  E. S. TOPPING.  ���������'���������'      ;.    ���������-.��������������������������������������������� '���������'. WW; 0 Vi-JiZ,*   ��������� ���������  ... :,-./'  Maid of Erin, . Payne, .Mountain. Chief,   and   Two  Jacks Mineral Claims. .:.'.���������..;  . ���������     S. S. Bailey owner (No. of License 39798.)  Sixty days afterdate I intend to apply for certificates of  .improvement, on the above-named mineral claims, viz.-,'  Maid of Erin, Payne, MountaiivChief, and Two Jacks, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant for each claim. ;  Dated this 5th day of September, 1892.  ��������� ���������    ;.".._..    : ���������:.,;':.      ;...:s.,s-:,: BAILEY..  -.;���������   The Kootenay Mining and Smelting; Company,   ���������'���������>'  '������������������������������������ .."���������- . (Poreign) -;  \      ���������'.;.:;.':./.^:'  Registered the twenty-third day of August 1892.  CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION.        '-.���������:'''.-':���������. '������������������ ��������� '���������",..::������������������"?  This is to certify that I have this da,y registered "The  Kootena,y Mining and Smelting-Company''(ForeigiiJi under  the Companies Actpart IV Registration of Foreign companies and the Companies Act aitiendment Act 1889.  The objects for which the company is established are to  transact the. business of min ing milling and smelting gold,  ing districts of British Columbia aiid the United States of  America, also to purchase, own, work and develope  the  mines, mining claims and mining properly known as the  .Blue Bell Silver King Surprise a.nd Black Hawk lodes located at Kootenay lake in Kootenay mining district, British Columbia, a-ncrto purchase, own work and .develop other mines, raining claims and mining property at other places;  to own, buy, sell aifd 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; tovbuy. and own and hire real estate,  machinery, tools and other personal property necessary or  consrenient for the prosecution of said business and generally to do ail 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_p.lace of business of the said company is located at  Pilot Bay in the district of Kootenay,-Province of British  Columbia.  In  testimony whereof X 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.  -1  u*-i%;*^iatiXic: a-a ^su-d  iKiJ  X333^.IJE3E;S    I3ST  -GERMS  A   SPECIALTY  ���������WSOLESALB.  3LVffi^XIffir.3P3?fVg������raraSgraS^^  nr  I  *m  w


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