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Array ������iiBSKg5^fi^&fe^^^������'  mi  I  .   V'---.  \ u -J  \ i  ���������: V  (l:  ,-*> \  .A-  ���������i'  i  I  V        ,'  Tlie Mines in  Kootenay ape Among  the Richest in  America.  The Ores are^-  Iffigh-Gradc in Gold,  Silver, Copper,  ami X>eadi.  KUMBEE 116.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 17, 1892.  .  $4 A YEAE.  ; )  I  IS  1  fe  i  FROM   TRAIL- CREEK.  Although the Slocan has been like a paralytic  stroke to all of the older camps by drawing  away prospectors and investors yet Trail Creek  still lives and will, with her immense bodies of  copper-gold silver-gold-lead ores and small veins  of free milling gold quartz, get there just the  same. Several good finds have been made this  season on both old and new locations, but we  have so much ore that new finds create but a  small ripple of excitement.  Two' shifts have been working steadily all  summer on the Centre Star, and almost all summer on the Le Roi, the tunnels in both being  nearly 220 feet in length. The Le Roi tunnel is  a cross-cut and the contractors expect the ledge  within 30 feet. The surface-croppings at the  point where it will be cut by the tunnel are sixteen feet wide and assay $27.00 gold ; 4oz. silver, and 7 per cent copper. If as good where  hit by the cross-cut, that will ensure reduction  works in the spring.  The Centre Star has an enormous body of ore  of the same nature; its size is unknown in the  tunnel, but a cross cut at 60 feet in the shaft  shows the ledge 18 feet wide. The Le Roi Co.  invite proposals to continue their shaft, which is  80 feet deep, 120 feet more. They, as well as the  Centre Star Co., would put in hoisting works  and air compressors for power drills, had we a  wagon road, but the Le Roi for present use will  put on a common-sense whim, and sink with  horse power. Upon completion of the 120 fee������  there will be a contract let for 200 feet of drifting and probably level-running in the tunnel,  which is about 500 feet west of the shaft.  Mr. D. C. Corbin has lately acquired two good  prospects and expresses his determination to  prospect them thoroughly, so we expect to have  about 30 men working steadily this winter.  Prof. Knace is now making his third extended  examination of the mines, and will probably be  able to call the name of every stone on Red  Mountain.  The finest free gold specimens ever found in  West Kootenay are on exhibition at the Trail  House from the 'O. K.' mine, a two months old  discovery. The vein carries galena, of which a  late assay gave $1250.00 gold, 51oz. silver 35 per  cent lead. There are many other claims worth  describing, but. life is too short to attempt to  speak of all the good claims recorded here.  The supposed rich finds on the main fork of  Sheep Creek have vanished into thin air; the  leads show a very fine quality of magnetic iron  with a large percentage of disappointment.  Kaslo-Slocan Wagon Koa<l.  Tenders were opened at Kaslo City on Thursday for the construction of a wagon road from  that place to Cody creek, in the Slocan mining  district. Eleven bids were received, of which  5 were considered by the citizens' committee-  all being very close in the estimates of cost of  construction. The contract was finally awarded  to John Lane of Nelson, the price per mile being  $1110. The entire distance is estimated at 30  miles. The contract stipulates that the road to  Bear lake shall be completed within 60 days,  and the entire line be finished on or before  August 1st, 1893. The width of the road bed is  to be 10 feet, rounded in the center and ditched  wherever necessary, with proper bridges and  culverts. Turn-outs are to be made 16 feet in  width, within plain sight of each other, and  long enough for the passing of 4-horse teams  with 2 wagons attached. All swampy places  are to be corduroyed or made with rock foundation covered with gravel. No Chinese or  Italians to be employed in construction. Bonds  for the performance of the contract were required in the sum of $10,000. Two of the parties  bidding were contractors who have been engaged on railroad work on the Northern Pacific  and Spokane & Northern railways. It is specified in the contract that the contractor shall  purchase all his supplies from the subscribers to  the wagon-road fund.  MINING   NOTES.  Yet another strike of gold-bearing rock has  been made on the Salmon river slope, this time  on the west side of Hell creek.  Messrs. Dugan & Hooker have begun to run a  cut with a view to reaching bed-rock on their  lease on 49 creek. , Some difficulty has arisen  over the lease of the ground above their own.  Two outfits are quarreling over it and the one  has jumped it on the other.  Placer mining is being attempted on Fry  creek, which rises near the headwaters of Duncan river and drains into Kootenay lake some  miles above, and on the opposite side from,  Kaslo. No information has been received as to  whether it is a success or not.  E. S. Topping contributes to our columns this  week, with a description of what is being done  at Trail Creek. While things are quiet all  round this fall, there is enough solid development being done to give backers of the country  all the confidence they need.  R. H.Cavill spent the earlier part of this week  on the gold belt. On Sunday he was inspecting  claims on Bird creek, and on Monday, accompanied by messrs. Goepel and Davys, he made  an exhaustive examination of the Whitewater.  Mr. Cavill is convinced that the gold belt has a  great future before it. From the Poorman to  the Whitewater is all a first-class gold formation, and the claims located there should turn  out well when developed.  The Spokane Reqiew of the 11th is responsible  for the statement that Kootenay placer mining  is a fake. This is a wide and comprehensive  indictment. Does the Review refer to the  placer mining on Duncan river, on Fry creek,  on the Columbia below Trail creek, on Hall  creek, or 49 creek. All these places are in Kootenay, and it is going a little too far, because  some correspondent of the Review has found  someone not making pay at one of them, to indiscriminately condemn them all.  What has given rise to the statement of the  Victoria Times, noticed elsewhere, is the fact  that the deed from James Durkin to the Kootenay Bonanza mining company has been taken  out of escrow and sent to Scotland. During the  latter part of August the party which left this  country to represent the vendors was divided  up all over the United Kingdom, so how could  the deal be completed? It is very improbable  that anything definite will be known before the  middle of October, although it is possible that  a cable with the all-important news may be  received before then.  THE   SKLVER   KING.  The Victoria Times of the 6th instant, knows  all about the sale of this mine.    We hope that  the information is correct; it is pretty certain  to be^so, but the following paragraph is somewhat premature:    "It is- understood, on  good  reliable information   that   private advices announced the consummation of the deal for the  sale of the Silver King mine in London have  been received.    No names are mentioned in connection with the matter,  and the particulars  are not given.    The sale of the mine is a very  fine thing for Victoria and the province gen-,  erally, and it is almost certain that the most of  the money realized from the sale will find re-investment here."   * Re-investment here,'���������where  is 'here?'     Here?  Trail to Priest &ake.  The Priest lake quartz and placer mines are  not easily reached from Bonner's Ferry. Travelers take the steamer to near the mouth of  Bear creek. From there there is a comparatively good pack trail into the mines. The  measured distance from the river to the big  quartz strike is 18 miles. The distance by trail  is about 15 miles. C. E. Gove, a mining man  of the Cceur d'Aleues, visited the Priest lake  country last week with John Davenport. He  speaks very enthusiastically of the prospects.  A rich placer strike has been made on the  south fork of Boundary creek, about 5 miles east  of the Smith lead, in the Priest lake region. A  largenumber of prospectors have already rushed  in and located the ground. It is coarse shot  gold and the ground prospects very rich. The  strike is about 14 miles from the Kootenay river.  For Keeps.  A. Fletcher of Kaslo was to have been married  on Monday to miss Chevenie, but owing to the  non-arrival of the Nelson the ceremony had to  be postponed until Tuesday morning. On Thursday evening miss Mamie McEachern arrived by .  train, and found E. C. Traves, accompanied by  a parson, waiting for her. The party went to  the corner store, Houston block, which had been  tastefully decorated for the occasion, when the  partnership deeds were signed. A most enjoyable dance was given later on in the evening, at  which all Nelson was present. We wish all 4 of  you the best of luck.  Rmining Its JLine Along the JLake Shore.  Owing to the cost of keeping the line in repair,  the telephone company decided last week to  change its line between Balfour and Ainsworth  from the trail, which runs through timber, to  the lake shore, where the wire will be in no  danger from fires or falling timber. When the  change is made, which will be in about 2 weeks,  the line will probably be extended to Kaslo, as  that town is now of much more importance  commercially than Ainsworth.  Good for Spokane.  '���������A. S. Dibble of Dibble,  Roach & Co.,  has  just returned to Spokane from an extensive trip  in the Kootenay country, just across the Canada  line.    He is well pleased with the visit, and says  that district will soon surpass everything in this  vicinity.    Spokane men  own half   the   claims  about Ainsworth and also the best claims in the  Slocan country." THE MDTEE:    KELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEK 17,  1892.  TIHIIEJ   ZCsT-AaT  The above townsite has two never failing  streams of pure rnouritain water running  through it, 'affording-'sufficient- water power  FOR   CONCENTRATING   WORKS  and city purposes.  Is beautifully located near the centre of the  Principal Mines.  -Joining the-  PANDY-MINE DISS THE SOUTH,  -      Only 350 feet from the Famous  IS NEARLY   COMPLETED,  And will be Ready to receive guests by the  20th of this month.  f������5  AMD  pcca  And only 1200 feet from the  ARE NOW ON THE MARKET  AT    PRICES  RANQSNG   FROM   SSQO   TO   S200,  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   j^a  HOTEL, FREDERICT0N.  MLY^ General Agent, found at the office of F. M. McLEOD, NELSON, or GRAND VIEW  WON'biSRF.EJ'Ii... AiASSLA.  You must recollect that Alaska contains 600,-  000 square miles, and it will be a  considerable  period before all her resources  can .be named  .,   with certainty; but relating to my observations  and reliable reports of experiments in several  localities, I will say that Alaska can raise about  everything possible to the more temperate belts.  First there are delicious wild berries of all kinds,  and especially the strawberry,  which grows in  abundance ancl is of fine flavor. Within 15 miles  of the great Glacier bay, our exploring party of  10 Indians and 3 whites picked enough of these  berries to furnish us with lavish desert for 3 days.  Nowhere in the world can finer vegetables and  root crops be raised, while sheep and cattle raising has been tested to satisfaction, and encouraging  experiments in grain have already been  made.    There is no doubt that the hardier fruits  will do excellently in Alaska.    As for the aliedg-  ed dreariness  of the  country���������it  is  a kind  of  dreariness that sent over 1000 tourists into the  country last season.    It has spots of dreariness  that rival the wonders of the Yellowstone park  and the grandeurs of the Yosemite valley.   The  glorious  vision  of   the.  famed Glacier  bay is  worth crossing a continent to 'see,, and makes  pictures on the memory that will last a lifetime.  Vegetation grows with tropical rankness to  the south and west, while to the north the Arctic sun on the Arctic seas, glaciers and snow-  fields invite the most prosaic men to regret that  they are neither poets nor painters. But when I  discuss the fisheries,  salmon canneries, mines,  and   agricultural  possibilities  I grow tedious,  and when I expatiate on the natural beauty of  that country I am simply interminable.  A Close Call.  I v/as once sentenced to be blown from a gun.  It was whilst I was living in that land of revolutions,  Central America.    During one of  the  semiannual political upheavals I  was  captured  by a savage mob known as the army of San Salvador and sentenced to death.    In the camp of  my captors a 6-pound gun was fired at high noon  by means of a sunglass, and to the muzzle of this  antiquated smoothbore I was strapped, and left  in the broiling sun  to  await my fate.    Now I  have faced several kinds of death in my day, but  that knocked all the nerve out of  me.    I could  not see the small fiery spot made by the sunglass,  but I knew that it was creeping slowly but sure-  to the powder at the vent.    I imagined I  could  hear the  powder hissing  with the heat-   The  blazing   sun  beat -down  upon  my bare  head,  blinding me and seeming to boil the  blood in  my veins.    I became hysterical, and prayed and  cursed by turns.    The great clock in the cathedral was on the stroke of noon, and I knew that  the concentrated rays of the sun were pouring  squarely  upon the powder.    The troops   w0ere  dozing in the shade.    A few, awakened by the  bell, raised up on their elbows and watched ���������me  with a lazy interest; expecting every moment to  see me blown to shreds.  One���������two-���������three���������four  ���������five--with maddening deliberation came the  strokes of  the bell, when  suddenly a harsher  note   was  heard���������the roar of  musketry.    The  camp Was surprised, and my captors driven back  The cords were cut, and I sat down beneath the  muzzle of the gun just as  it  belched forth its  midday salute.  A Fanaons **RocIting Stone."  The "moving stone of South America," one of  the most remarkable of "the many curious geological   formations known to  scientists,   is located on the Tandil mountains, in the southern  part   of   the republic of Buenos  Ayres.    It is  known to  the inhabitants,  both far and near,  both  civilized and savage,   as the  "Rocking  Monument of God," and many tribes of Indians  really believe 'that some great deity is buried  beneath it.    It is an enormous granite boulder  sustained on its axis by an almost invisible base,  the oscillating movement being east and  west,  or to and from the mountain.-   The power of a  single man is sufficient to put it in action,  and  motion is frequently imparted to the gigantic  mass by a strong gust of wind.     It measures 24  feet in height, about 90 in  length and eighteen  feet in breadth.     Its figure is that of an irregular cone, the base upon which it rests also having the form of a pyramidal cone, its diameter  being but 10 inches at the point where the enormous boulder rests.    An early writer, in speaking of this oddity, says: "When the wind blows  from the southeast,  the moving stone may be  seen rising and falling after the manner of waves  on the ocean."  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 ofiice, Nelson.  August 29, 1892. JOHN McDONALD.  SUMMONS.  In the County Court of Kootenay ���������Between "J. Fred  Hume & Co., plain tiffs, and Charies 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 by. prepaid letter, addressed to the defendant;  Spokane, Washington.    (Sgd)    GEO. A. WALKEM, J.  Dated, August 27th, 1892.  F. M. McLeod, plaintiff's solicitor, Nelson, B. C. ���������  TIME   GARD   FOR   TRAVELER;  The Columbia & Kootenay  iteam Natfiea  Operating the-iast and elegant steamers  \ ��������� " '. *  COLUMBIA, FELS0M", LYTIW '& KOOTENAI  One of the above steamers will leave REVELSTOKE  for Nakusp and Robson at 4 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. ori  Wednesdays and Saturdays, where connection is made  with the C. P. R. for all points;  OTTJLE   MMiESKOTTE:  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 Si 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 G: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.  KOOTBitfAtf LAKE AND   B$ONi\Efle/������   FElfclfcY   ItOaJTii;:  STEAMEFSNELSOM 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.  M  &$  ������" rfSSlWi^^SSfl^^^^inSSSSSR^^St  Kaammsamnmt..in.ii m  paT^~������T������^i-yr^������ia?!a������^������������aBgfi  #������  Iff  TEE  MOTEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 17,   1892.  1  essss gs^sg  DEALERS  AIEE; STREET,: NELSON, B. 0.  33IiVSS������  SEWS/OF.- THE-  WORM*.  The London Statist says'.-that a further fall in  silver is at hand, and that the present Indian  mint policy will be continued.  The men employed by the Atlantic Copper  Mining company, in Houghton, Michigan, have  gone out on a strike for higher pay. The company has closed down the mine, stating that  the price of copper does not warrant such an increase. Three hundred men are out. The  Peninsula mine has also closed down, and 200  men are out there.  The largest and most important mining deal  in the history of Dead wood, South Dakota, has  been consummated here bet ween '"an English  syndicate and the Bald Mountain Mining company. The deal involves the entire mining  property of the company and their mammoth  chlorinal works in the Bald,Mountain mining  district. The price paid was $400,000. The syndicate will at once begin mining operations on  a large scale. " i .,   s  H, The past, month witnessed the lowest price for  "s"fine silver known in several hundred years. The  price in'Loudon receded from 39 1-16 at the beginning of the month to 37gd on the 12th. It  was the same on the 18th and again on the 18th  and 19th. On the saine dates silver was 82jc  per ounce iu New York. These are the lowest  prices within the memory of the present generation. At the close of August the price was  38-2d  iu   London  and 83|c  in New York,  A meteor fell on the larger of the twTo Comanche peaks, in '.northwestern' Texas, recently.  It came on an incline of about 45 degrees and  struck the edge of the peak, where the boulders  hung over the side of the mountain. It came  from' the south. Its descent was very bright  and rapid, fairly illuminating the peak as it fell.  It knocked off large stones, which went rolling  down the mountain, followed by. the celestial  visitor, barely missing a house at the foot of the  mountain. The meteor will weigh several tons.  Fragments brought in by those who went to  see it contain nuggets of what is believed to be  goid. ������������������'  ���������  'ia������MEST������.   IS   THE   SSS3STT   PO&ICY.  .  There were 7 of us in the stage out of Austin,  Nevada, and after we gob started'we counted up  our cash and found we had exactly 70 cents in  the crowd. We were a dead-broke gang and  bound for Eureka. Not a man had a bundle or  a gun even. Everything we could rake and  scrape had been put up at Austin to buy our  passage in the stage. The 70 cents was tossed  into a common purse and redivided, so that  each one had a capital of 10 cents to start on in  the other town. The driver had just replied  that it was 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and most  of us were asleep, when a fellow jumped into  the road a few yards ahead of the leaders and  ordered the stage to halt. As he had a double-  barrelled shotgun and seemed to be full of business, the driver pulled up. Then the stranger,  who was a little man of great energy, came  along to the right-hand door and called out in a  brisk and chirpy way:  "Now, then, 20 minutes for refreshments, and  every man throw up his hands as he steps  down!" ;������������������.;"    v  We climbed down, every man with a grin on  his face, and as we ranged up in line, hands up,  the old chap on the left, who had put 2 cents  into the purse and drawn out 10, began to laugh,  "What in blazes ails this crowd?" demanded  the road agent as he looked at us in a puzzled  way. "Now, then, step one pace to the front  and deposit your guns."  No one stepped. There Wasn't even a cartridge to deposit.  "Do you mean to say you haven't any?"  shouted* the little man. "Then each man step  put...and deposit his boodle."  W.  J. WILSON.  PROPRIETORS OF  II  ���������--. KELSON AND.AUSTSWOKTH. .  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Nelson .������fOee   and   Marltct,   IB.  East   ESalter  Street.  AInswortn 'Market,  Sprague  Street.  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray,  C.E., jr.L.fc).  1) X   .  Xb.  T  U  CIVIL-AND- MINING  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  NOTARY PUBLIC,  CONVEYANCING.  R./.H. CAV1LL,  Late of Swansea.  ASSAT"     OFFICE.  Mining properties reported on.  Mines bonded and deAreloped.  OFFICES:   Room 4, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson.  TURNER  BROS.,  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson, B.O.,  Have   opened  out a select stock of  Stationery, Books,  Bibles, Sheet Music, Small Instruments, Sewing  Machine Needles, Oil, etc., etc., etc.  BELL   AMD   NQRDHEBSVIE&   PSA^OS,   BELL  ORGANS  SINGER   SEWING   MACHINES  Tuning and Repairing promptly attended to.   Prices Reasonable.  J. LAINS0N WILLS, M.E.,-FCS.  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.  HOTEL  PHAIR,  NELSON.  3  /r\\  '9  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  DEALERS IN.  023IS]jVI:XO-A.I-.3.  PATENT MEDICINE  o,  TOILET ARTIOLi  W AM/ PAPERS,-., ami FISMIBNG T ACKIiE,  lL������ffi������SD.       ^WM;    ".���������MACBIIKES       IN       STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  PostolSlce Store,-'Nclsow,  35. ���������.  SS&S&aa  K.  AED GENTS' PUENISHnra GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES  OF  r"f\..i s  ^  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  GARB   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  Fnrnitnn  lanoi  JaSo McDonald & Go.  Nelson -and Revelstolve,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs..  NELSON   STOKE :  No. 4 ! boms ton *fc Ink ISta.ildi.iig, Josephine Street.  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods now on hand.  ZE^XOIES TO SUIT TZEBIIE TIMES THE  MISER:    NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBER 17,  1892.  I;  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-adyance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  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 beocharged 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 "Did 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  Ne ws: Ainsworth, Bremner & Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. H. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek,  e. "   '    "  E.  Carpenter.  Address all Letters: The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EI>IT4>2������f A&   ISEMAIiMS.  It is very satisfactory to us to see that everyone who knows anything,' after paying a visit  to the country which we have at the back of us  and examining our mines and prospects, has  nothing but good to say of our future chances  of becoming a big mining and producing center;  ���������but at the same time it is amusing to hear how  everyone on his return home, and presumably  to a more civilized, or, rather, more thickly populated, country than our own, at once assumes  the air of a proprietor, and carries himself as  though he had originally discovered the conntry,  and himself owned every prospect in it that was  at all worth having.  One gentleman, whose impressions of the district are quoted on another page, remarks (in  French) that he hopes that, by next year, we  shalh be able to say, with a clear conscience,  that we have seen the error of our ways, are  deeply penitent, don't know what we have done  amiss, but most certainly won't do it again;  that through him we have at last realized how  wrong our whole conduct, with regard to our  mining properties, has been; that our whole  lives, in short, have been wicked and wasteful,  but that "he has changed all that."  The Spokane papers, or some of their correspondents, seem to be under the impression  that the success or failure of the whole of West  Kootenay, as a mining division, depends altogether on Spokane. They are wrong. They are  putting the cart���������to a considerable extent���������  before the horse. The future of Spokane depends a great deal more on the success of our  mines than the development of our mines depends on Spokane.  That closer connection with Spokane will  do our country an immense amount of good is  undoubtedly true; but it is no less certain that  any town that can supply us with what we  want^���������be that town Spokcine or Jericho (Spokane is only an incident, anyhow)���������will derive  as much benefit as she confers.  In the present instance, unless there are more  amusements provided in Nelson than anyone  seems willing to supply, it is extremely probable that Spokane will handle more money from  Nelson than our whole district will ever receive  from the state of Washington.  Speaking of amusements. There seems to be  a feeling amongst the powers that be, that to  give anyone a license  to run a concert   hall  would be a mistake. Would it? At present,  of course, such a concern wouldn't pay; but.  when we have large numbers;"������pf men working  in our mines, as most certainly will soon be the  case, in order to keep the money in the country,  it will be absolutely necessary to provide a man  with some means of spending ah evening pleasantly without going out of the district to do so.  Amusement and immorality do not always  walk hand in hand, and it would be a very easy  matter in this case for the licensing board to insist that any concert hall in Nelson should be a  place of amusement, pure and simple;r-���������������������������  We must congratulate mr. and mrs. Traves  and mr. and mrs. Fletcher on their marriage.  We trust that their li ves will be as happy as  they themselves expect them to be. We like to  see these marriages. It shows that there exists  a feeling of satisfaction with our district's present, and a great trust (which is not misplaced)  in her future.  The Kootenay Lake Seduction Company (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 Eoreign 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 ray 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.  The Kootenay Mining ancl Smelting Company,  (Poreign)  Registered the twenty-third day of August 1S92.  CERTIFICATE" OF REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The  Kootenay Mining and Smelting Company "(Foreign) under  the Companies Act part IV Registration of Foreign companies and the Companies Act amendment Act 1889.  The objects for which the company is established are to  transact the business of mining milling and smelting gold,  silver, copper, lead, ores and other ores and minerals, in all its  branches, at Kootenay lake in Kootenay mining district British Columbia and in the territory of Idaho, and in other mining districts of British Columbia and the United States of  America, also to purchase, own, work and develope the  mines, mining claims and mining property known as the  Blue Bell Silver King Surprise and Black Hawk lodes located at Kootenay lake in Kootenay mining district, British Columbia, and to purchase, own work and develop other mines, mining claims and mining property at other places;  to own, buy, sell and deal in gold silver copper lead ores,  and other ores and minerals, also to obtain,  buy and own  the franchise and property of the Toll road from Mud  Slough to a point on Kootenay river near Bonner's Ferry  Idaho territory, and to maintain and operate the same; to  buy, own and hire steamboats and other boats and to operate the same for the transportation of freight and passengers ; to buy, own, hire and lease   water sites and   water  priviliges; to buy and own, lease and construct and maintain buildings, roads,  bridges, canals, flumes and other  water courses necessary or convenient for the prosecution  of said business; to buy and own and hire real estate,  machinery, tools and other pex-sonal property necessary or  convenient for the prosecution of said business and generally to do all things incidental to said business and-to the  proper management thereof.  The amount of the capital stock of the said company is  Thirty thousand dollars, divided into Twelve hundred  shares of the par value of Twenty-five dollars each.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Pilot Bay in the district of Kootenay, Province of British  Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and  affixed my seal of office this 23rd. day of August 1892 at the  city of Victoria in the province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  avies-  PILOT BAT, EOOTEtfAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  Vertical Grain Shingles,  "i^T" Lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at TOLSON, Geo. H. Keefer, Agent  and at AIFSWOETH, S. Fawcett, Agent.  S.O.  anaffer,  THE  Will be Kunning 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.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  3  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  Beal Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  OITX  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  Office:  SELOUS   BLOCK,  Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Keai Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST BAK.EK STSfcEET, NE&SOff,  B. C������  FIKE   INSURANCE:  I represent the following safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN London, England.  UNITED  .Manchester, England.  ATLAS London, England.  QUEBEC Canada.  RIFE:  EQUITALBE New York.  Agent for J. & J. Taylor's Safes.  FOR   SALE.  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner offica B������W������M������g������i|aTW!���������H ������ ��������� ���������'������-������-���������-������������������������������������������������-  m  i.  HE  MINES:    M1LS0H,   B.   C,  SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 17,   1892.  ft;-  1  m 'Wk m 1  MERCHANT MILLERS, MQOSOMIN, Assa.  g*8^  " Hungarian Patent,"  " Strong Bakers,"  u o  Straight Bakers."  Dealers in all kinds of  Chopped Feed, Oats,  Bran, Shorts,  Chicken Feed, Etc.  Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.   The finest quality of OATMEAL and CORNMEAL. can be  obtained in any sized sacks.    Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.  SPECIAL   ATTENTION .'..GIVEN   TO   THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   TRADE.  Ol^^ICES =������������������  Moosomin, N.W.T., and 25 Park Street, Ottawa, Ont.  M. MAODONALD, Agent for N.W.T. and Kootenay District, B.C.  A   SENSATION,   IF   TKUE..    '  W* W. Erwin, the Minnfl&ta la/wver sent by  the labor unions of the state to aid in the defence of the locked-out men at Honiestead,- returned to St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 7,  and brought with  him  a sensation.    He said:  ���������'Beyond the Homestead disturbance lies a foul  conspiracy.    The inen who made the rolled armor plate told me that the cost of the plate was  only $40 a ton, while the government pays Carnegie $600.    Here is profit of over $3,500,000 to  Carnegie for his 6000 ton contract; and the men  tell me that the test plates manufactured were  a mixture of aluminum worth 60 cents a pound  and so stood the government tests, but that the  delivered armour was rolled steel,   which the  men claim will shiver like glass before the testing guns of the government.    This must be investigated, and the patriotic court of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the proper place  to test the truth of the story,   and  locate  the  conspiracy against justice and the public weal."  A Bear ^aglit WSSIaosifc ISlooilslicd.  Alexander Wallace, who looks after a camp  out bn������ Boone mountain, which is kept up for  the convenience and comfort of hunting and  fishing parties, had an exciting experience with  a bear a few days ago. He started out with an  ax on his shoulder to find a bee tree, and when  about a mile from camp, while in a dense laurel  thicket, through which his course led him, he  ran onto a couple of bear cubs. They immediately set up a howl of distress and a moment  later the old mother bear came running to their  rescue with her mouth wide open. Wallace  raised his ax to strike, but it caught in the  laurel bushes with which he was thickly surrounded, and the blow which the bear received  was   only   sufficient   t<  aggravate  her.     She  opened her mouth a foot or two wider, so that  Wallace said he could see clear into her stom- |  ach, and tried to get Wallace between her jaws.  But he kept striking at her with the ax in his  cramped position until one of the cubs, which  in the meantime had run away, began to whine  in a pitiful way, when the old bear turned  around and ran off, apparently thinking its offspring had gotten into new danger. Thus the  fight ended without bloodshed on either side.  Wallace was very willing to quit, and straightway proceeded to make himself scarce in that  quarter.  Probably the largest and strongest magnet in  the world is that at Wiliet's point, New York.  It came to be made  by accident.    Major King  happened to see two large 15-inch Dahlgren  guns lyingside by side on the dock, and immediately conceived the idea that a magnet of enormous power Gould be constructed by means of  these canon, with a submarine cable wound  round them. The magnet, which stands about  10 feet from the ground, is 18 feet long, and has  Smiles of cable wound about the upper part of  the guns. It takes a force of 25,000 pounds to  pulloff the armature. A seemingly impossible  experiment was pert"orined with rsome 15-inch  solid canon balls, the magnet holding them suspended in the air, one under the other. A sledge  hammer wielded in a direction opposite to the  magnet, feels as though one were trying to hit  a blow with a feather in a gale of wind.  Cz  _A. IN" ID  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   AND   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.,  ALDOUS   IBIElOiriHIIKIIRS.,   PROS.  TF.TJ  J.V  *^ /\1^  .^���������1��������� .j \  1TTCU^  p opI  Sta-l  LIASVl   WILSON,  PROPRIETOR.  HAT AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and-pack animals for-hire. Freight,  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  &8ZE3  HIO'Z'IEJXj.,    Z^AJSLO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  AKCMIB   FLETCSSSSK,  Fa'������pncieioi* smd Manages*.  ^ A IV K  CAPITAL (all jwiiil iap), $12,000,000  j&k'Ja^t!) M  ) ��������� ��������� ���������  Sir DONALD A. SMITH   Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,  E. S. CLOUSTON,   0,000,000   President   :.. .Vice-President   General Manager  Nelson Branch:   IT. W. Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranf ers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS  BANK  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid np), ������600,000   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  KESEKVE FUXD,   ������220,000     .    .       1,100,000  DBie^IISrOIHIIES =  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:  .CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New YorK;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of i per cent per annum will be allowed   ; ,^._���������_,-on all time deposits at present.  iZ  0   St rasra  *5*^B^2ra  5M  3f  \<fW:  %2P ������  AND  53 ^a ^o>  *GENT.  Office:   "West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  H. ASHBY, Manager.  <7  To Miners and ProsDectors  it,  MY NEW  MERJS  ? j  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,  O-TTIETM^BIIEIIR,    "V^������i.2SrOOTJ"V"IE3IEi  gayjjj^wtjJ^^BasMtfkiJEmJt^^vii^WjesaAaH  JUMtatMilJm&TOISggB^ i~ t  n  i ������  11  n  II  s ������  I  b ������  I |  f! .'  E-  i.t ���������������  r s- "  I  1 S  *..  I!   ft  E   ?    ���������  , t;   .  X  THE MDTEE:    EELSOtf,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 17,  1892.  NotaiT Public and Conveyancer.  .   AUCTIONEER  NEWLY    FINISHED    HOUSE  DESIRABLE   LOCALITY  MUST. BE    SOLD   AT    ONCE  JOSEPHINE  STREET,   NELSON.  L AND  Corner BlmiF and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams, can be used.  WILL   C0NTEA0T  TO  OAEEY PASSErTGKEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS tf% NELS  Stove aiad Coi'tfwood Toy Sale.  Hunt & Dover,  JEWELERS   AND   WATCHMAKERS.  "W". B.OHESTK"EY  ' ARCHITECT AND SUPEEINTENDENT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  Carney Building West Baker Street.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  PROVINCIAL   KEWS.  J. M. Kellie, M. P. P., has gone with a party  of prospectors into the Lardeaux country.  The residence of Tom Haggarty at Golden,  and a stamp mill adjoining were destroyed by  fire on the 28th. ult.  The hon. James Baker has been appointed  provincial secretary. He will still continue to  act as minister of .mines and education.  The Victoria Colonist has bought up the Daily  News. It is thought that Theodore Davie has  drop������ped quite a wad on the speculation.  Sis Edwin Arnold recently passed through  British Columbia on his way to England from  Japan where he has been on a six week's visit.  Julius Germand, the Hungarian socialist who  disappeared from public life 8 or 10 years ago,  arrived in "Victoria from Japan on September 4.  He recently escaped from a Siberian prison.  Captain Wemyss, of major-general Herbert's  party, is returning home to England, having received a summons to return. Captain Wemyss  will report on Canadian military matters to the  British government.  The Dominion government has cabled a vigorous protest to the Imperial government against  the recent seizures of 3 Canadian sealers by a  Russian gunboat in Behring sea. Unless prompt  redress is furnished it is difficult to tell where  the matter will end. The report received by  the Dominion authorities 'shows that 5 Canadians were treated in a harsh aud high-handed  manner by the Russians and robbed of their  personal property.  FACT   AGAINST   FICTION.  There is no figment of the imagination���������if it  is at all within the limit of possibilities���������more  curious or strange than some things that actually happen. The following is an instance in  proof of this: A few years ago Frank Millet,  the Well known artist, war correspondent and  story writer, published a short story in a leading magazine which had as its principal feature  the mysterious killing of a Parisan artist in his  own studio. A web of circumstantial evidence  led to the arrest of a model who had been in  the habit of posing for him. But through some  chain of circumstances which the writer of this  has now forgotten, the murder-���������if murder it  can be called���������was found to have been caused  by the discharge of a firearm through the force  of capillary attraction.    The firearm  was used  by the artist as  a studio accessory, and was  hung in such a manner that he was directly in  line with it.    Its discharge occurred when he  was alone in the studio.    The story was a vivid  and ingenious flight of the imagination.   Now  for its parallel in fact.    The Albany Law Journal tells of the arrest of a man upon the charge  of killing his cousin.    The dead man was found"  lying on a lounge about 3 o'clock in the afternoon with a 32-caliber ball in his  brain.    The  cousin, who had an interest of $100,000  in  his  death, was alone with him in the house at the  time.    The discovery of the real cause of death  was due to the lawyer of the accused, who took  the rifle from   which  the  ball  had been fired,  loaded it and hung" it upon the wall, and then  marked the form of a man upon a white sheet  and placed it upon a lounge where the man had  been found.    Then a heavy cut glass pitcher of  water   was   placed upon  a shelf   above.    The  temperature was 90 degrees in the shade.    The  pitcher of water acted as a sun glass, and the  hot rays of the sun shining through-the water  were   refracted   directly upon    the    cartridge  chamber of the rifle.    Eight witnesses were in  the room, and  a few  minutes  after 3  o'clock  there  was  a puff and a report,  and the  ball  struck the outlined form back of the ear, and  the theory of circumstantial evidence was exploded.    This is interesting,  not only because  the real occurence  is  quite  as strange as the  imagined one, but because the fact came after  the fiction and paralleled it so closely,  JOHN JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  Extensive Improvements now  Completed.  All   Rooms   Refitted and Furnished.  House unequalled for comfort and elegance  by any in the city.  Finest wines, Liquors and Cigars in the Market at the Bar  THE DINING   ROOM   IS   UNDER  THE   SUPERVISION   OF   AN  EXPERIENCED   CHEF  Special Attention to Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  _ SLOGAN CEOSSire.  PROPRIETOR.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  HEADQUAETEES for MUEEAT & MATHES0FS  PAGE TEAIN.  THE  HOTEL,  ��������� B  ��������� B  if^  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WBTES,  LIQU0ES  and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  ���������? BLUE BIDGffi 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.  ���������urns  Is now opened at the  VICTORIA   ST., NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  ���������'-��������� JOHN  GURN.  of San Francisco.  ASSAYERS, JOSEPHINE STEEET  Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Mines examined  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention.  I  fe&  I'M  ?.������  .*���������%  >���������������������������>���������������  m  ������._bp.: f'  ll-   "rirrmgnminwnniiiiri'tMr vifcTi'B miWUll.tJWiWn IUbIMII'iII III  I  THE  MDSTEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 17,   1892.  !.���������  orner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  PIEST-CLASS   IN   EVERY   EESPEGT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  ���������������' newly throughout.  f'THE  TABLE   IS   NOT  SURPASS  m  v.  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  6 THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OP LIQUORS.  ���������JAS. DAWSON  PROPRIETORS  B3 ?ORA!  "    lO-A-IESIIEIE?,    IST'IR-IKJIHT  I1Q"  ivate.Boxe  T  r LaGies  W. C.  PHILLIPS, PRO! RIETOR.  ETTIEtOieiEl.A.IDT   PLAIT.  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.  fS5ELS.OfM0  Hot  and  cold water;  electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  HOTEL  VICTORIA   STKEET,   NEIiSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &  REVSBECH, Proprietors.  ' LIVING ON AIR.  The teaching of experience as illustrated by  several instances of prolonged, abstinence,  though it may afford some idea of human endurance in this particular under special conditions, has yet provided no certain criterion of  the vital resistance possessed by the average  man when suddenly deprived of every form of  sustenance. The measure of this force may  nevertheless be gauged with approximate correctness from the history of recurrent instances  of prolonged and accidental privation. As an  example, the following is remarkable even in  this category:  It is the narrative of 3 Bohemian miners, who  after having been entombed by a fall of sand in  the pit where they were working, were finally  rescued alive; though of course in  an utterly  prostrate condition, 17 days later.    During the  period of their live burial air was pumped down  to them by bore holes.    On  this  they  may  be  said to have lived, without food and without  water.    The  total  want of the latter is what  makes their survival so remarkable.    But for  this  essential the longer fasts  of professional  fasting men would have been quite impossible.  We can  have  no   difficulty in  understanding  generally why this holds true if we bear in mind  the fact that not only does water constitute by  far the greater constituent of every tissue, but  that without its due proportion the circulation  and nutrition of the blood and that needful if  costly  chemical  change  upon which all tissue  repair depends would be alike impossible.    In  endeavoring to trace the rationale of a life persisting, as in the case of the, buried miners, in  spite of the absence of every natural condition,  we must notice one or two significant points.  In the first place, their condition  was that  of  rest,   their   functional   metabolism   being proportionally  less   active,   their waste  of ^tissue  diminished, and  their output of carbonic acid  not so likely to overcharge the. surrounding atmosphere.    Further, we may take it for granted  that a robust physique  had  no  small share in  the  conservation  of   vital   energy.    Much   de-  pends  in  such  cases  on   the amount of nitrogenous matter stored up, for the most part in  the muscular tissue, and available for destructive, changes.    "We may safely assume that the  amount of reserve nitrogen in the case of these  men Was not meagre.    It is mainly, no doubt,  to this circumstance that we must attribute not  only the  fact of their existence, but the still  more remarkable prospect of their convalescence  and ultimate recovery.  C   ���������: : : : :   Edison's- French ISival.'.  A young French chemist, Henri Courtonne, is  credited with a new discovery. Sound being  transmissible by telephone, Courtonne argued  by a rigorous analogy that light might be transmitted too. As the telephone consists of a  transmitter, a wire, and a receiver, there was  reason to believe that these three organs might  be adapted for transmitting light vibrations,  and for this purpose the transmitter and receiver  should be prepared chemically for receiving and  giving out light instead .of sound vibrations.  This was done by substituting sensitized photographic plates for the ordinary telephone plate.  One of the plates was placed in front of an aperture, through which an image was cast, and this  image has been forwarded by wire and has been  seen at the other end. The first apparatus was  very imperfect, and Courtonne having heard  that Edison wTas on the track of a similar discovery resolved to publish his experiments, a  description of which he however sent in a sealed  letter to the French Academy in 1889. This  letter is only to be opened at the sender's  request. The consequences of the tele-photography cannot be  overestimated.     Tomorrow  you will see in Paris the image of a man smoking in St. Petersburg.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.       THOMAS   MADDEN  NELSON, B. O. Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T JE3I IE      TABLE,  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,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is  acknowledged  the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  THE   IB-A-IR,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Kaiser 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.  ���������OTATLONE   ������&   TKEGMiIjIJS '.. S������R01������KIETORS  The Smelting Establishment for the Nelson Division of "West Kootenay  For information as to town lots, apply to  W.   M.   NEWTON, Resident Agent. *i-    [���������������������������,.!>  -.   "V"     !'���������   '��������� j'    ���������  if:'  8  THE MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,   SEPTEMBEE 17,   1892.  . ?r>  :nciK27=3S(  a=*3  >.  ^t���������^/sTigf f.-j.-Tr������yi^J    CBya-r*?-.y." 13  "���������Jos'     ^sS&eheSS^    ttxsstiasas  ill  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Jfrovisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty]  The stock is full ancl comjriete in every Department, and the uublic will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods ���������  and compare Prices.  ^SfesEiirta    ���������������  :*'f ���������  ���������||;  9  if;  I  sf!  I  : sir-  8E  J!  i:  Telephone 2f  8/IXCl     A X  ast ve  riTHuid  ifVS  Direst  n  '4 ������������^S.  SVJ 'W  IiOCIAIi ������������������ AM������- -FKJSSOWAiL..  J. P. Davies is having a look at his.ranches in  the neighborhood.  Captain "Wemyss, on his way from the coast to  England, paid Nelson a short visit.  J. Tolson and H. EL Newton are up the outlet  looking for Cariboo, opposite Balfour.  J. H. Ritchie, of Kirk & Ritchie, returned on  Thursday from Nakusp, where he had been surveying.  On Tuesday Fred. J. Olaxton, from Victoria,  and W. R. Stevenson of the S. P. & N. R. came  into Nelson.  C. Sweeney and A.. H. Buchanan, of the bank  of Montreal, are taking a trip through the Slocan country.  Captain Gfodsai of Vancouver arrived on Monday evening last, as did also mr, Douglas Dick,  who has come up to inspect his property here  and to take a look at things in general.  Messrs. Perry, Grey & Davys' party which,  under the charge of mr. John Hirsch, has been  surveying timber limits on Goat river, returned  to town on Thursday evening. The Kootenay  Reclamation works are building 170 feet of dyke  per day. The land, so mr, Hirsch says, is about  as good for agricultural purposes as can be  found in the province.  Hotel Phair:   Table board, fS per week.  At, JLast.  The Kaslo wagon road was begun at 9 o'clock  this morning.    Two hundred men are wanted at  once (see advertisement).  Pt'suQ  of Silver-  Silver is quoted at S3fc.    Copper   is  weak" at  $11 and $11.10.    Lead steady at $4.05 and $4.10.  Tin, steady.  Hotel Phair:   Tabic board,- $8 per week.  i Ate  time for opening' tenders for the construction of the  Nakusp Wagon Road"has been extended until Thursday  September 22.   Tenders must be addressed to Assistant  Commissioner of  Lands and Works   at Nakusp.   Work  must be completed this year.  153 EpSS   R2.  ���������FOB���������  AT    ONCE  At $2.50 and $3.00 a day.  JOHN   LAN!  Dr. C. B. C. Brown will be at the Nelson House, Nelson,  from Monday night to Friday night. Will visit Kaslo on  Saturday, and remain ���������ts long as ..work warrants.  ',"���������'���������  - .���������-.'NOTICE.   ���������     ".'���������       .    ;������������������'. '  Blue Bihd Mineral Claim.  J. Thompson (Certificate 41879) and John A. Whittier (Certificate 4179Q) 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.  t3  Notice, is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  next session Of the legislature of the Province of British  Columbia for an act to be incorporated'as a joint stock  company,  under the   name of the Kaslo   City   Electric  Light and Power Company, Limited Liability, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining electric works and establishing an electrical system in and about Kaslo City, in the  district of West Kootenay, British Columbia, the electricity generated to be used, to proAride 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 electricitj''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 capita,! of $50,000 ���������  with power to increase. . S. H. G-REEN,  E.'E. COY,  ���������p      XT      T 77" T^1  Dated at Kaslo City, the 29th day of August," 1892.^'  rT*tt  Sjf^  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. K. GIFFIN,  Registrar county court.  Nelson, B. C, September 16th, 1892.  The undersigned, hitherto trading under the name of the1  'II "r  DAVIES-SAYWARP.   SAWMjj^u  uw  ���������MPANY,  having.'  disposed of their business to, a joint stock company, it is  necessary that arrangements oe made for the settlement of I  all accounts due them on or before the FIFTEENTH DAY  OF OCTOBER NEXT, payment to be made to CART. 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.   M-/A. 1  Pilot Bay, B. C, September 13th, 1892.  h a VWARD,  Per J. D.  1   si io>' fcj. d  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislature of British Columbia, at its next session, for  an act incorporating the applicants' and authorizing them;  to erect and operate a system of water .works' in and about  Kaslo City and its vicinity, and-for that purpose to divert  and appropriate water from Kaslo river and its tributaries;  and, also, to lay down pipes necessary for conveying such  water from the place or places of diversion of such water  to Kaslo City aforesaid, and in and through the said Kaslo  City and parts adjacent there to. ���������:  ���������   E. C. KILBOURNE,   '  ,     -��������� '.    ���������  -      J. THOMPSON,.  Dated 9th September, 1892.. T. J. ROADLEY.  'hc^e  AUCTION SALE. ;.  Notice is hereby given that the goods and chattels hereinafter mentioned and described will be offered for sale'by  public auction, at H. GIEGERICH'S store at KASLO, B.  C, on FRIDAY, the THIRTIETH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 1892, at 12 o'clock nbon, on behalf of the wage earners  and laborers of the logging camp of CANE & BILLINGS,  said wage earners -and laborers having claims against, said  Cane & Billings for wages amounting in the aggregate to  $600. Said goods and chattels may be described as follows:  About 100,000 feet of logs and timber now lying in the  waters of lake Kootenay, at Cane & Billines camp, on J.  H. Haley's timber limit, near Campbell-creek, and about  40,000 feet of ���������" logs and timber cut and '.lying in and about  said timber limit. HORACE W. BUCKE,  Agent for wage earners and laborers.  Dated at Kaslo, 9th September, 1892.  Just arirved at Jas. McDonald & Co's, consignment of  miners' cots and camp stoves.  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