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The Miner Sep 24, 1892

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 iaataa������w!MHi������fjm*qgiiaaa  2S2������S<&������  sssaasBBBaaoBasgasaBaafa^^  u  (\  V   .  e >  The' Miues iji  | Kootenay are Among  tlie Richest in  America.  *>*  Tlie ������res are  High-Grade* in Gold,  Silver, Copper,  and lead.  KTOMBEE 117.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBBE 24, 1892.  $i A YEAE.  MINING   NOTES.  Price of bar silver is 83������ cents. Copper is dull  |at $11@$11.10. . Lead steady, $4@$4.07.  The shipment of ore from the Freddy Lee  ismelted at Helena gave the highest percentage  |of lead of any ore ever smelted there.  It, appears there is a better market* for our  ores in San Francisco, where the demand for  such ores exceeds the supply, than iu Montana.  Jirn Wardner ims 3 carloads of mules coming  in to handle the Freddy Lee ore. If things go  right, a tramway to the creek-bed and a sleigh  road to New Denver will reduce the freight on  this ore during the winter.  There is some very justifiable kicking being  done over the tardiness ot the local officials with  regard to the Nakusp wagon road. It is claimed  that things might have been further advanced  than they; are now a month ago. And a month  means a great deal at this time of year.  ,Mr. B, M. Davidson is responsible for the  statement that the Jardiue and Brennan camps,  on the Kaslo slope of the Slocan lake divide,  "do not claim to be of much importance."'  This is mr. Davidson's airy way of .disposing of  claims he has not seen and knows nothing  about. Such a statement might be apt to give  rise to very false impressions. But, after all,  that is only what mr. Davidson thinks.  Captain Duncan and messrs. F. Fletcher and  Dunlap are interested in the most promising  discovery made in the Nelson district this year.  They have a very fine lead of gold-bearing rock  on the Salmon river slope, west of Hall creek.  The lead is a strong one and forms a contact  vein between porphyry and slate. A sample  assay of specimens taken all across the vein  gave $30 to the ton free-milling gold.  Some people are talking about the Kaslo  wagon road in a way that reminds one of the  story of the prisoner who was "visited by his attorney. "They couldn't put you in goal on  that charge," said the attorney. "But I am in  goal, and I can't get out," said the prisoner.  "They can't build that road," has been said frequently; but they are building it,_and it looks  as though they meant to stay with it.  The Miner asked mr. Wardner when he wTas  in town what he thought of the great Kaslo  versus New Denver, Nakusp, and others case.  He said there were certain mines Which could  ship cheaper by Nakusp and certain whose  natural outlet was by way of Kaslo; "but," he  continued, "if the Kaslo people put through  this wagon road and the Nakusp people do  nothing, then we will all chip in and pull for  the Kaslo route." The Miner thought this  put the whole case in a nutshell.  There is a good story going about an expert  who has lately been airing his metallurgical  knowledge and posing as the tutelary deity of  West Kootenay in the eastern press. It was  when Martin Fry was Coming down with specimens of the croppings of the Freddy Lee. He  met this expert on the way in, looking out for  prospects. Martin Fry naturally thought he  had met the very man he wanted, and showing  him a specimen of Freddy Lee rock, asked him  what he thought of it. "Very ordinary specimen of galena," was the verdict.    He did not  notice, or, if he did, did not know what the  "nodules of tetrahedrite" in the rock were.  There was no trading done.  SHOT   AT   BY   A   JUMPER.  A miner named Tobias, who owns a claim on  the north fork of Carpenter creek, spent a very  unpleasant quarter of an hour the other evening. About half past eight 2 men, wearing  masks, paid him a visit and ordered him off his  claim. Tobias, having no gun, and seeing that  the blackguards were armed, thought fit to do  as he was told. Whilst he was leaving a lantern  was flashed on him and 7 or 8 shots fired. In  order to escape he took off his boots and  travelled over the divide to Colonel Russel's  camp, where he was laid up for 11 days with  sore feet. After getting rid of Tobias the attacking party cut his name off his stakes, and it  is said, wrote their own names thereon, afterwards erasing them. This, we can hardly believe, however, as it would be such a dead giveaway. The whole thing looks very much like a  practical joke, but, nevertheless, the jokers, if  found (there is, as yet-no clue to their identity])  should be treated with the utmost severity, as  horse play of that description, resulting in  severe injury, doesn't go.  PILOT   BAY.  The smelting establishment buildings are  making great progress here, and mr. Farrel  states that a more complete plant will be put in  at Pilot Bay than has usually been adopted in  the United States. The smelter proper consists  of two buildings 138 feet by 68 feet, and 98 feet  by 66 feet; immediately to the rear of them is  the roaster, which is already 170 feet long by 87  feet wideband will probably be increased. Boiler house and smiths' shops are also erected and  the whole are strongly framed and filled in with  brick made on the spot. The assay building  and laboratory are also in progress.  A C. P. R. survey party is now at the second  fork of Crawford creek, which flows into Crawford bay. They have, it is understood, found  very easy grades from the East Kootenay country along the sources of the St. Mary's river  from Fort Steele.  -SBLMUL   NUGGETS   OF   NEWS.  Professor Parkes is proud of having caught  al6^ pound trout with a 6������ ounce fly-rod. The  fight was a good one from the start; the trout  acting mostly on the defensive, and doing his  best to avoid coming to close quarters. After  having him on the string for an. hour and a  half, the professor got in his knock-out blow  and has gone into the hills feeling as elated over  his victory as ever did Corbett over his defeat  of Sullivan. The saying "Every Napoleon has  his Waterloo," by the bye, will now read  ���������'Every Sullivan has his Corbett."  Among the recent arrivals are : Franklin  Farrel; W. A. Hendry*; J. T. War ton, from  Spokane; H. J. Scott, from Victoria.  We understand thet the surveyor's estimate  for the Nakusp wagon road was $17,350.  The Church of England Ladies' Guild will hold  a bazaar during the coming month.  SLOCAN   NOTES.  The flume for Wharton's sawmill is finished.  Messrs. Harris and Kelly are at work on the  Reco.  E. ,C. Carpenter has bought a half share iri the  Franklin.  Tim Wardner, it is reported, has 180 mules on  the way in to keep him to pack out his ore.  There are 150 men working on. Payne mountain, doing development and assessment work.  The Slocan Boy, the Lallah Rhoolt, the Tre-  mont, Mar gory and Grey Eagle are all having  something done to them. ������������������      ' '  Jim Wardner's tramway from the tunnel of  the Freddie Lee, to the foot of the hill, is being  put through as quickly as possible.  Three shifts are at work on the Western���������-one  of mr. Chadbourne's claims���������while 6 shifts are  pegging away at the Washington.  A contract has been let, and is nearly completed, for the building of a fine hotel, measuring 45 x 26 feet, at the Three Forks.  M. Landrigan has taken a contract to run a  tunnel 50 feet into the Washington. A contract  has also been let for an additional 100 feet.  The trail from the Forks to Bear lake will be  finished in a day or two, and the trail from New  Denver to the Robertson lead is being rapidly  pushed forward.  Eli Carpenter and Spence have been prospecting in the Lardeaux country, and have made 3  locations on the west shore of Trout lake, 10  miles from its head.  The Robert E. Lee was one of the wildcats  bonded last winter by judge Bond of Seattle.  Whilst doing assessment work on it the miners  struck a 3-fbot lead, with 1 foot of solid galena,  which runs up what is practically a 50-foot precipice.  Good for CfcucTbec.  ���������Mr. W. H. Lynch, president of the Kootenay  Mining Investment Company, who has just returned from a 2 month's visit to the scene of  mining operations���������the famed Kootenay district���������is on his way to Quebec. A good many of  the best men of this city are interested with  mr. Lynch, and they will be glad to meet him  and hear the news, which there is every reason  to believe will be of a most encouraging character.     ' ;   Valuable Property.  Advices from Rat Portage announce the sale  of Sultana mine to a company of English and  American capitalists, who will put in necessary  machinery for developing and treating the rich  output'of. .this" valuable property, the price has  not been made public, but the reported owners  have received a cash payment of $125,000.  Buying Up tine Nova Scotia Coal Mines.  The statement that all the soft coal mines of  Nova Scotia have been sold to a United States  syndicate is denied, the only sale consummated  being that of the Ontario mine in Cape Breton,  which has not been worked for some time past.  Back from Enrope.  President Van Home's mission, whatever it  may be, is about concluded in the old world,  and he will leave Liverpool for Canada on  Thursday next. im..  ���������w  ���������fjM^^twp,,.!! irt^Mt-T^r-"-*1-^-*'"''w-'^^  1 f'  Jl  If  -:|:fe  V|  fi  k  III  ���������t.  m  m  m  \\m  I  Ig"  1  ft;  ,i.  mt. -:  lip  Hi  #*,  !'? i  as  &V'  te-i  1  '���������IP: '  I  i  I  I  '���������f?  i  ���������:;i*|:;  f:  #  H :'.  I'  M  ���������I"  !i'  1-  1  ?!  THE MBTEB:    HEEBOff,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 2������,  1892.  TIHIiei   DNT^.TTTJE?,^^Xi   STJ  The above townsite has two never failing  streams of pure mountain water running  through it, affording sufficient  water power  FOR   CONCENTRATING   WORKS  and city purposes.  THE GRAND VIEW HOTEL  IS NEARLY   COMPLETED,  And will be Ready to receive guests by the  20th of this month.  Is beautifully located near the centre of the  Principal Mines.   Joining the-   For further particulars enquire of  HOTEL, FREDERICTON.  Only 350 feet from the Famous  ILVER    KING    IVSINE  And only 1200 feet from the  IROQUOIS.  A. H. KELLY,  FIFTY  BUSINESS and RESIDENCE  LOTS  ARE NOW ON THE MARKET  AT    PRICES  RANGING   FROSVrgipo  TO   $200.  Terms���������One-third cash, one-third 6 months  and the balance 1 year, after which prices will  be greatly advanced. F wm  , General Agent, found at the office of F. M. McLEOD, NELSON, or GRAND VIEW  $30,000   WOUTII   OF   00>   BONES.  The steamer City of Topeka, which recently  came down from Alaska ports, brought a mammoth  skeleton of a rhamphoreates, or whale-  lizard,   only the second  one known  to  be in  existence.    The other, a much smaller specimen  than this, was found some years ago near  Oxford, England, and is one of the most valued  specimens   now   on   exhibition  in  the British  museum.    Mr. J. L. Buck of Everett claims the  honor of having brought this valuable relic to  light, although it was discovered over four years  ago by a prospector named Frank Willoughby.  The spot where the skeleton was found by Buck,  who went north for that purpose, was nearly a  mile   from   where   the   original   location   was  reported.    The skeletonewas finally located by  Buck and his  Indian assistant  on   top of  the  celebrated Muir glacier, six miles inland and 500  feet above the level of the sea, securely imbed--  ded in a large cake of ice, requiring the services  of the entire party to dislodge it. At some time  during its existence the skeleton was badly shattered, presumably by a .fall, or by being crushed,  and was somewhat damaged  when taken out.  The rhamphoreates,  or whale-lizard, has been  extinct for over five centuries and is described  in natural history as the "king of the land and  the   sea,"   this   cognomen   being undoubtedly  based on the fact that it was equally at home in  the water, on land, or in the air.    In the first  instance the rate of speed was something terrific,  the momentum being produced with the legs,  while the enormous wings served to keep the  body out of the water, the operation  bordering  on the impossible feat of walking on the water.  The great size of the whale-lizard can be judged  from the fact that a single  bone  weighed 790  pounds,   while the entire  skeleton  tipped the  scales at 2,400 pounds.    The bones will be put  together by Buck at his home in Everett, and  after being exhibited will be sent to the Smithsonian institute for  exhibition at the world's  fair.    The specimen is valued at $30,000.  Placer 4������oM.  Date reports from the gold-fields along the  Yukon in Alaska state that wonderful strikes  have been made in that section this summer,  and the excitement is running very high. It is  estimated that at least 300 whites will spend the  winter in the country, a thing hitherto unknown in that region.    The Yukon river, which  is now navigable for steamers of 14-foot draught  for 300 miles, can, with very little improvement  be made navigable for 1,600 miles. The region  lying along the river is marvellously rich in  minerals and is attracting much attention.  CROWN   GRANT  APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Hendryx No. 1, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West  Kootenay district.. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.       Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Hendryx  No. 2, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their obi ections within 60 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is.hereby given that Wilber H.,Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Gal-  conda, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Wilber H. Hendryx has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a--crown'  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as The Fraction, situate in Ainsworth mining division, West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60 days from date of publication.  Nelson, B.C., 17th August, 1892.      N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that M..&. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the "Golden  King," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.      Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that- M. S. Davys, as manager for  the Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, limited, has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the " Golden  Wreath," situate in the Nelson mining division of West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., August 22nd, 1892.       Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that H. Anderson, as agent for  Irwin, Hopper & Co., has filed the necessary papers and  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days from date T intend to  apply for a crown grant to the mineral claim known as  the Minnie,' situate to the south of the Kootenay Bonanza  claim, Toad Mountain.    Copies of the field notes and plat  .   can be seen at the government agent's office, Nelson.  August 29, 1892. " JOHN McDONALD.  NOTICE.  Blue Bird Mineral Claim.  J. Thompson (Certificate 41879) and John A. Whittier (Certificate 41796) owners.  Sixty days after date we intend to apply for certificate  of improvement for the purpose of  obtaining a crown  grant. J. THOMPSON.  JOHN A. WHITTIER.  Slocan Mining District, September 10th, 1892.  NOTICE. ~~  MINERAL CLAIM BEST.  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  Place, free miner's certified No. 39666f 'and Ge^rgJTw  of the same place, free miner's o^K^JMl ������������������'  Hughes oi cne 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.  ._, ���������rx���������  ������-~   ���������j  ���������-> ���������"..���������. w* u"<j uwioooarj' ptipers and.  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  1 the "Tarn O'Shanter,"situate on the east  claim known as u������������^ xaiu w oiuuii/er, situate on the easi  side of Kootenay lake in the Hendryx camp, West Koote  nay district. Adverse claimants will forward their ob  j ections within 60 days of this publication.  Nelson, B.C., August 24th, 1892.     N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Gold commissioner.  ~ NOTICE.  Maid of Erin,  Payne,  Mountain  Chief,  Jacks Mineral Claims.  S. S. Bailey owner (No. of License 39798.)  Sixty days after date I intend to apply for certificate of  improvement on the above-named mineral claims, vis..  Maid of Erin, Payne, Mountain Chief, and Two Jacks, for  the purpose of obtaining a crown grant for each claim!  Dated this 5th day of September, 1892.  S. S. BAILEY.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.���������Between John  A. Mara, plaintiff, and Yee Tong, defendant.  Whereas, John A. Mara of Kamloops, B. C, has commenced an action against Yee Tong of Nelson, B. C, in the  Supreme Court of British Columbia, by writ of that court  dated the 11th day of January, 1892, which writ is indorsed  with a claim for $94.87 for debt and interest.  And Whereas, an order was made in this court on the  31st day of August, 1892, for substituted service on the  said Yee Tong by advertisement in, The Miner newspaper  for 3 successive weeks.  Notice is hereby given that the said defendant, Yee  Tong, is required to appear in this action within 8 days,  otherwise the action will proeeed against him, and judgment may be given in his absence. The said defendant,  Yee Tong, may appear to the said writ by entering an appearance personally, or by his solicitor, at the office of the  district registrar of the Supreme Court at Kamloops, B. C.  FRED'K J. FULTON, of Kamloops, B. C,  Solicitor for the plaintiff, John A. Mara.  Kamloops, B. C, 3rd September. 1S92.  SUMSV3CNS.  and  Two  In the County Court of Kootenay ���������Between J. Fred  Hume & Co., plaintiffs, 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.  &���������������������������  II:  sHrarasmsmrKrairaifflW^  3*5  ���������^n������&Q!.l!t.-.'., m -ll wm"fwiwBaaeaiBaaBBM^^  ���������'"''"^^^^^^^ffr'n  i^smsim^m^^iiBs^mai^^2mssmw^m&:-i  THE MINBE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 24,   1892.  T   CASH   PRICES   PAID   FOR   FURS,  IR,_A_    BLOCK  BAKES STEEET, NELSON, B. 0.  MIXING   NEWS   OF   THE   WOKJL������.  A general revival of placer mining has taken  place in Montana and California this season.  This is probably occasioned by the depression of  silver. Mining men can never be idle, and if  one prospect fails another is worked. The  placers have yielded good returns, and that in  old fields deserted years ago as unprofitable.  The demand for platinum for use in science  has raised its value to three-quarters that of  gold. Three years ago it was worth $80 dollars  a pound. It now costs $160, or 11 times more  than silver. It is-found in small quantities in  Peru, Colombia, Brazil, the Ural mountains,  California, Oregon and Borneo. The yearly  output has never been more than 4 tons and is  now 3.  A letter received by ���������the steamer Topeka,  dated Juneau, Alaska, the 26th of August, gives  a glowing account of the mining prospects of  many parts of the northern country. The  writer had been nearly three months in the  Cassiar country, whose mining capabilities  were, he said, in no way appreciated. It was  going to be in the near future a more important  centre of activity than ever before. Everything was looking up, and it was impossible to  estimate what would be the greatness of the  future.  The discovery in the great Ute canyon, Cripple creek, Colorado, is attracting much attention. It is an immense proposition; fabulous  wealth is lying on the surface in the way of  many millions of tons of gold quartz, which a  series of analysis have proved to be of a low  grade, it is true, but so are the richest mines in  the United States. At this new camp we find  hundreds of carloads of ore ready quarried, only  waiting a profitable method of treatment. The,  abundance of timber and water on the spot and  the early advent of the Florence and Cripple  Creek State railroad will confer enormous advantages upon this new enterprise if only the  attention of capitalists can be drawn to the  boundless possibilities of the McCourt group of  mines.  A stampede has taken place in the Lime creek  district, Colorado, for the supposed plkcers discovered by Stewart and a Mexican many years  ago. Last week one of the prospectors who had  been tracing the mineral belt to the southwest  from Spar city returned to that place and informed his partuers of a rich find in placer  ground on Wilson creek, about 19 miles from  Fisher mountain, which is interlaced with rich  veins of baryte spar. After outfitting with  tools, provisions, a whip-saw and camping outfit they gave the information to others in the  camp, who prepared to follow them without delay, 25 or 30 in all having gone for the rich field.  If one-'renth of the richness claimed for this section is true, the famed Alder gulch will seem   I  grub stake diggings by comparison. For years  Stewart and many others have been prospecting iii vain for the gulch which he had discovered on his trip through an unknown region of  the Rocky mountains on his way to the Pacific  coast during the gold excitement in '49. Every  season for years prospectors have been prospecting in vain the old channels and gulches  throughout the San Juan region for the placer  which yielded nuggets and coarse gold in large  quantities from a bed-rock which appeared to  be literally covered with gold from some adjacent  lead. Several claims have been located along  the gulch, extending to rim-rock and covering  some of the bars lower down on Wilson creek.  It is reported that where the work was done  bed-rock was shallow and good pay was found  in every pan of gravel.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERS HBP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between the undersigned, under  the firm name of Reiuonald & Skinner, carrying on business as contractors and builders at Ainsworth, Has been  this day disolved by mutual consent.  R. REIUONALD.  August 25, 1892. W. A. SKINNER.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP,  Notice is hereby given that the unregistered partnership  heretofore existing between HENRY ANDERSON and  JOHN L. RETALLACK, agents, of Ainsworth, B.C, is  by mutual consent this day dissolved. The business will  be conducted as before by HENRY ANDERSON alone.  H. ANDERSON.  JOHN L. RETALLACK,  Ainsworth, September oth, 1892.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, as THE BALFOUR TRADING COMPANY, has  been dissolved by uiutual consent. All debts are to be  paid to JOSEPH ALMOURE, who assumes all liabilities.  J. ALMOURE.  Balfour, September 6th, 1892. HARRY D. BECK.  The undersigned will continue the business under the  same name as heretofore, THE BALFOUR TRADING  COMPANY. J. ALMOURE.  NQTIGE.  Notice is hereby given that an application will be made  to the legislature of British Columbia, at its next session,  for an act to incorporate a company to construct, equip,  operate and maintain a standard, gauge line of railway  from the town of Nelson, on the Kootenay lake, to the  head of the said lake at or near the mouth of the Lardeaux  river, and to construct, operate and maintain telephone  and telegraph lines in connection therewith.  McPHILLIPS, WOOTTON & BARNARD,  August 13, 1892. Solicitors for applicants.  NOTICE. ~ ,  Tenders for Sinking a Shaft on the Le Roi Mine.  The Le Roi Mining Company invites proposals to sink  the present shaft 120 feet. The Company will furnish  whim and advance supplies. Two horses required for  whim and three 8-hour shifts of 2 men. Proposals sent to  undersigned, at Trail Creek, B. C, will be forwarded.  Trail Creek, B. C, September 9th, 1892.  E. S. TOPPING.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislature of British Columhia, at its next session, for  an act incorporating the applicants and authorizing them  to erect and operate a system of water works in and about  Kaslo City and its vicinity, and for that purpose to divert  and appropriate water from Kaslo river and its tributaries;  and, also, to lay down pipes necessary for conveying such  water from the place or places of diversion of such water  to Kaslo City aforesaid, and in and through the said Kaslo  City and parts adjacent thereto.  E. C. KILBOURNE,  J. THOMPSON,  Dated 9th September, 1892. T. J. ROADLEY.  . F. Teetzel & Co,  DEALERS IN  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES, ETO.  WALE PAPERS, and FISHING TACKLE,  RAYMOND       SEWIMJ     ' MACHINES       IN      STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  ' 5S  4  - S|  ������  Postoflice Store, Nelson, B. ���������.  AND GENTS' PUKNXSHING GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery,  S   AT   WHOLESALE  surniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Kevelstoke,  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   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������& Ink Building, Josephine Street.  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods now on hand.  :e>:rio:es to suit this times  i  i  ijMju������^i������uium������Mmu������BMBaiai������t^^ tai������t)������iBfflW&i!iSi^^ m  fist.  ft"1?  U\  S U  * >-  II i  Pi  ?!  SI  |Si  Ii.  Ii  f  i"!  3  ���������  'I Ii;  I  9i  J  &:���������  Ii  Hi  |l  a I  ft 2  ft?  Si*  %\  ������;;<  1  i'Js ���������  S*1^  ���������**���������������  If  l-il  ss������S..  r-v.  m  r.'t K ������������������:.  ���������w  ��������� s&f"  B  ���������if'  M  sir  I!  II  !!'  s?  11  I"  1$  ������&  II  THE  MINES:    NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBER 24,  1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months ������1.50, six months ������2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $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. AH 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 pkbe 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 avill 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 advertise--  ments and transact all business, in their respective localities, connected with The Miner and Hot Springs  News: Ainsworth, Bremner & Watson; Pilot Bay, C.  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. H. Lee & Co; Carpenter Creek, .  E. C. Carpenter.  Address all Letters : The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EfiMTOlHAI-   IfiEftSARKS.  The article on this district by Walter B. M.  Davidson, F.G.S., A.K.S.M., M.A.I.M.E., M.E.,  which we have reprinted, from the Canadian  Mining and. Financial Record, was published in  the two latest issues of the Hot Springs News,  not because we considered mr. Davidson's  opinion to be particularly valuable, the descriptions good, or the conclusions at which he  arrives final, but because statements are made  which are inaccurate and. ridiculous, and we  think that anyone reading the whole article  through, will readily perceive that the writer  may very easily have been talking nonsense"to  very large extent.  o ti  a  Any fool, with the help of a work on metallurgy, can string together a long line of technical  terms,   and  for so  doing  will  surely  be  looked upon, by some few, as a learned wonder;  but a man must be more and worse than a fool  who, referring to the mine owners of the district, says:    "Their only wish is to try and de-  " velop their mine until a 'fine showing'is ap-  ** parent, and then it is carefully left, and never  " disturbed, in the hopes that it may be sold to  " some sanguine  capitalist.    This   system   has  " been carried out even in the Silver Iiing mine  " on Toad mountain.   And often when there has  "been   a good   showing the   owners  will  not  touch  it  for fear that   the  next   blast  may  injure its appearance."   Did  ever man hear,  or sane man write, such frightful twaddle?   Mr.  Davidson forgets, or never knew, that most of  the mine owners here are poor men, who can  spend no money,  except  what they earn, and  very little time in developing  their prospects.  That there are many claims in the country on  which not much work has been done is a fact;  but to assert that the work has been left undone  for fear of spoiling the look of the claim is r?nk  nonsense.    Where, pray, would be the sense in  working away at a mine, at great inconvenience  to  one's  self, for  the sake  of having a large  amount  of  ore  on the dump, when it is absolutely certain that one can never afford to ship  the ore, and when large bills for tools, powder,  and provisions will have to be paid by sacrificing  a share in the mine.    What can a. poor man do  except put in his spare time in showing up his  lode   as    much    as   possible,   and   then    wait  patiently for the "sanguine capitalist" to come  along and offer him a higher price for his property than would be given for a mere prospect.  With  regard  to  the statement,   that  "next  ;'year there will, be no excuse for any miners  " round Kootenay lake to remain inactive."  There are very few miners in this country who  want an excuse to be idle. If they wish to be  inactive, they are so without worrying about  an excuse; but the vast majority are only waiting for a favorable opportunity to start in  hustling for all they are worth.  Mr. Davidson modestly refrains from referring to the Silver King. His backwardness in  this respect, however, we surmise, is not caused  by the reasons given by him, but because, outside of his having seen specimens of the ore, he  knows nothing at all about this mine. He was  unable during his visit here to get so much as  a peep inside it.  Finally, we may note that when he leaves the  beaten track of metallurgical technicalities, mr.  Davidson's grammar is bad, very.  The change in the ownership of the townsite  of New Denver is not to be accomplished without trouble, it seems. And this is not to be  wondered at. The government originally took  possession of this townsite to prevent the  various claimants fighting about it, and if it  was right then in so doing, it cannot be right  now in handing over the property to some of  the claimants to the exclusion of the, others. If  an investigation has been made, it has been  made, and the result announced, at the wrong  time. If there was any doubt as to ownership, ���������  the townsite ought never to have been advertised as belonging to the government.  The noes inflicted by the customs officials on  the merchants in this district have footed up to  a very considerable amount. Whilst within its  rights, the dominion government has come very  near to killing the goose that has laid the golden  vgg. Money which had been set aside for other  purposes, and which would all have been spent  in keeping the country moving along, has had  to go in paying these fines, or taxes, or whatever they may be called.  The dominion government is laboring under  a great mistake if it imagines that the best way  to rear and get good value out of her children is  to jump on and knock the stuffing out of them  during "their'infancy.  We are making a hard struggle to come to the  front, and to receive such a blow as this, with  the winter corning on, too, is not by any means  soothing. However, "Truth is (and we are)  great, and it (and we) will come out ahead."  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 estab-  lishing.an electrical system in and about Kaslo City, in the  district of West Kootenay, British Columbia, the electricity generated to be used to provide light and motive-  power for Kaslo City and its vicinity; further, to have  conferred on us power to take and use so much water of  the Kaslo river as may from time to time be necessary for  the purpose of generating electricity to be used as a motive  or illuminating power, and for any other purpose to which  electricity may be applied, with power to do all things  necessary or proper for generating or transmitting electricity and for other purposes, with a capital of $50,000  with power to increase. S. H. GREEN,  E. E. COY,  R     TT     T XpXp  Dated at Kaslo City, the 29th day of August,' 1892. '  Dr. C. E. C. Brown will be at the Nelson House, Nelson,  from Monday night'to Friday night. Will visit Kaslo on  Saturday, and remain as long as work warrants.  Just arirved at Jas. McDonald & Co's, consignment of  miners' cots and camp stoves.  awmi"  PILOT BAT,  KOOTENAY LAKE.  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  ill J&$  pSSEgk  IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  WELL-SEASONED  ROUGH   AND  FINISHING   LUMBER,  Vertical Grain Shingles,  Lath, Moldings, etc.  Stocks are held at MILS OF, Geo. H. Iteefer, Agent,  and at AINBWORTH, S. Fawcett, Agent,  S. 0. 'Spalding. - Manager.  o?  Will be Eunning 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 Nelson1.  A carload of Sash arid Doors for sale.  ������.  O.  BBKJHAJSTAW".  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  j5***"^  tiaBSGSt  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  Seal Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  Office  on, SELOUS   BLOCK,  e      Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  S   *        -LI   'fa    P*I  I* M'  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Real Estate, Mining BraMa^ v  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST .BAKER STUESilT,...;.... NElSOff,  11.'C.  FSKE   I&'SEJRABTCE:  I represent the following safe and reliable companies .v  GUARDIAN  * London, England.  UNITED Manchester, England.  ATLAS London, England.  QUEBEC. Canada.  EQUITALBE New Yrork.  Agent for J. & J. Taylor's Safes.  FOR   SALE.  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner office  t ��������� ���������l^mM-BJIIf.^m^^TTUWM.Ji^.^itelJl.t'L-^  &W'������^l^^m&~g&������!^  'P '���������  Jc&SBSStiSSassiwaBuaaaaHsSS  THE  MIlEEs    KELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBES 24,   1892.  MERCi  T  6*  MOQSQMIN, Assa.  ^  JLJL  unganan  -n���������4.  <<  ������H  tent,"  "D  Strong .ba&ers,  j?  ^  ������  Straignt Bakers.  Dealers in all kinds of  Chopped Feed, Gats,  Bran, Shorts,  Chicken Feed, Etc.  Prices given Sacked or in Bulk.    Tlie finest quality of OATMEAL and CORNMEAL can be  obtained m any sized sacks.    Quotations cheerfully furnished on application.  SPECIAL   ATTENTION   GiVEN   TO   THE   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   TRADE- '  A  c  somin, JM'.W.T., and 25 fark Street, (  off:  ���������S-~4-  3S =  nt.  8  }������ MA0D0NALI3, Agent for N.W.T. and Kootenay District, B.C.  ESeM EDowsi EEIs Prospect.  J. S. King, a well known prospectort and  miner from Okanagan, tells an interesting story  of an abandoned mining claim near Loomiston.  "About 30 miles due south of Osooyos lake is  an old shaft or prospect hole about 80 feet deep  which has been there longer than any prospector can remember. It was there when miners  first went into that country and began gopher-  holing the hills. Nobody examined it because it  was considered a worthless hole which had been  abandoned by the man who had located it. One  day, happening to pass the shaft, curiosity  prompted me to look into it. After examining  some of the rock lying near the mouth of the  hole I came to the conclusion that perhaps it  would pay to investigate it more closely. Under  a pile of rubbish, which I found was the remains  of an old shack, there were chunks of quartz  that showed free gold of remarkable richness.  Evidently the quartz had been , hidden away  from the prying gaze of men in order to prevent  discovery of the richness of the vein.  "My curiosity being now thoroughly aroused  by what J saw, I decided  to go  into the shaft  and see just what sort of a lead there  was.    In  order  to  do  this I had to  secure a rope and &  piece of timber to lay across the opening���������-the  windlass   which   had   formerly   been  used  by  the unknown claimant being almost decayed by  rot.    "Well, down the hole I went, andvwhat do  you suppose I found ?. A human skeleton, lying  in a  half  reclining position  against   the wall.  Near by was a pick, a shovel '.without a, handle,  a drill,  and a  hammer.    The  miner's  clothing  was fairly weR preserved and clung to the bones  as if   the   body   had   at   some time been submerged by  water.    It is my opinion that  the  dead man had been in the shaft for many years.  There was nothing to indicate the man's identity,  nor do  any  of   the  old timers  up  there  know'anything about him.    The old shaft has  been there as long as anyone can remember and  it has never been examined by anyone, as it has  always  been  considered  a worthless prospect,  "lam of a different  opinion,   though," pursued mr. King, with a smile of satisfaction as  he produced a piece of quartz weighing about 4  ounces.    "This is  a fair  specimen  of a 3-foot  vein of quartz which looks to be permanent in  the old-abandoned  mine.    I don't mean to say  that the entire vein shows free gold just like  this, but there is  a lot   of it just as good and  will run away up in  the thousands to the ton.  I have iiled a claim on the old hole and shall begin work there at once.    I might prospect for  vears and never find anything so rich.  ^     What did you do with the old prospector's  a  skeleton? "Well, I'll tell you; I haven't disposed  of it yet, but I shall go back up there in a few  days, and then I will give the old fellow decent  burial. I think he is entitled to that for having left me what I consider a very rich heritage.  To be candid with you, I consider myself a rich  man from this day. What surprises me most  is that none of the prospectors who swarm in  that country  have  never  taken a notion into  their heads to investigate this old claim.  5J  ^W^ i   is  f% W3*3 f^ \&  Bra i   &  j*^i<rjD  ������T%  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   ABD   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  V    . Large stock just arrived.  ALDOTJB   BE'dTHEES,' PEOS-  PROPRIETOR.  gBf.       (Lav  HAY AND  GRAIN: FOR SALE,  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson &. Perdue.  Ksa   ti^  ^draea  El EffiFSS  ssEca, m  2E23  HOTEL,    KASLO.  Finest Accommodations in.the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at the Bar.  ARCSUB3  FIiETCJSBEBS, 'Pa-opi-ie&or"ami Bfianagcr.  fcaa 3  &%  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ErTGIIEEE AM) AECEITEOT,  Victoria St., Next Boor to Elotcl Phair, Nelson, BS. ���������,  BA ITT/'   AT?  IX NK   IIP  CAPITA& (all paid up), $13,000,000  KEST,        . .        . 6,000,000'  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, .; President  Hon: GEO! A. DKUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON, : General Manager  Eelson,Branch:. E". "W. Oor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  a>nd in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  nJSu     fKSn   t'^^'    oft*** rraiJiM  (Incorporated by Ro}ral Charter, 1862.)  CAPITA! (paid uj>), ������600,000   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  fi6KSJBB6VE FBTSJE*,   ������330,000     .    .       1,100,600  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewW(jstminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: (SO 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 YorK1;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  ������  SAYINGS  DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of ������ per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  HENR  r~w���������"\  S *������?  & una  iflli*  |~3K9  SEE*  a  Office:   West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  E. ASHBY, Manager.  To Miners and Prospectors  tt  MY NEW  SJ  Expressly built for the Kootenay Country, is admirably  adapted for the use of miners and prospectors.   It  is light in weight andTshoots either bajl  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,  a-TTxsriyLA.:K::E:R.7   vaimcouvbr  1  EBUffiaimmmifiimmnca  mmjtfumiaifiBaamH 'I  %i  1\A  .  i?*?e  if.j  gfers  i ������S'^  I*'S3  Ii  If PS  is  I  l&Hf  I-W.*1*  is/*  P  i������i  w  iftV  If  #  W  m  a ..&  **������������������!'  ids  - * 'K  fafe  *iVH.  H  CI  >'*  n  4  \i;  ���������v?  ? '8  :U  , f-  r  THE MDTEE:    KELSOH,  B.  0., SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 24,  1892.  j.  C. HAYES, J.  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  AUCTIONEER  B  NEWLY    FINISHED    HOUSE  DESIRABLE   LOCALITY  MUST   BE    SOLD   AT    ONCE  JOSEPHINE   STREET,   NELSON.  PI01*fEEE  AL AND  Corner Bluff and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.  WILL   C0FTEACT TO  CAEEY PASSEKGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and ���������������i'dwood for Sale.  Hunt &������������������ Dover,  JE WELERS  AlYJD   WA TCHMAKERS.  ARCHITECT AND SUPERINTENDENT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  Carney Building West Baker Street.  B  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  P.O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Go.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C. ,  I  I        I J���������</K^/   1111    fl    /I  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Olaims  Handled  on Commission.  SHUT   ITS   MOUTH.  Recent reference to the natural wonders of  Montana, particularly the chicken broth and bichloride springs, brings to light others of equal  magnitude.    Colonel  John   Doyle's  wonderful  ' '        '      '  vinegar mine in Beaverhead county passes the  domain of doubt into the sunlight of truth.    It  is backed by crisp affidavits, and affidavits cost  $1 each in Montana,   The colonel and his part-  ners did not   confine   themselves   to   vinegar.  They discovered a mountain of pure alum in the  Beaverhead   range.    The   discovery   was   considered a ten-strike and better than a gold mine.  They kept the find a secret for several weeks,  during which a shaft was sunk to the depth of  200 feet.    The cut was made all the way through  a solid vein of alum, and it was estimated that  the whole mountain was  composed of it.    A  large pile of stuff was heaped near the mine,  ready for shipment,   and   the   miners   had   a  scheme to flood the market with their product  and rake in $1,000,000 at one fell swoop.    Last  Monday the colonel's partner went to town to  lay in a supply of grub, and the former remained  behind to guard the treasure.    During the morning a heavy rain began to fall and continued all  day, and in the afternoon the colonel had occasion to go down  into  the mine, making the  descent by sliding down   the rope, and  when  once down at the bottom was so taken up at the  contemplation of his novel and wonderful mine  that he did not heed the fleeting hours until he  happened to cast his eyes upward and saw that  daylight had faded from the mouth of the shaft.  He started to climb upward, but had not proceeded more than half way, when, to his horror,  he discovered that the heavy fall of rain had so  thoroughly saturated the alum sides of the shaft  that as a natural result they had drawn together  until the hole was scarcely large enough for a  man  to  crawl through.    The imprisoned man  recognized his awful position, and without losing  much time struggled toward the top of the shaft.  Every foot he advanced the shaft became smaller,  and for the last 10 feet he was compelled to dig  his way up with a pocket-knife, and when he  finally reached the surface he was completely  exhausted, his clothes wrre torn, and his body  badly bruised.    The rain was still falling, which  soon revived the colonel, and he started toward  the camp to meet his partner, to whom he related his marvelous experience.    Together they  returned to their mine, or at least tried to, for  although they searched for 2 days they were unable to find any sign of their late possessions.  The   rain    had   undoubtedly   thoroughly   and  tightly closed up the discovery shaft and melted  away every sign of the alum piled on the outside, so that to this time it has been impossible  to find any trace of the mine.  Will Take Prompt Action.  The Dominion cabinet, on the 15th September,  decided to inaugurate a rigid medical inspection at all points on the international boundary where trains enter from the United States  in view of the outbreak of cholera at New  York. All immigration traffic across the Canadian territory destined for the United States  will be prohibited. The inspection will also apply to all lake and river ports, and all mails will  be fumigated. If the situation becomes more  alarming   all   through trains from the  States  will be prohibited. The cabinet will , adopt  necessary regulations immediately. A large  staff of medical  inspectors  will  be  employed.  Good Pay on Mali Creels.  Hall creek continues to give good pay to those  who have their sluices built and in working  order.  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.  slocan dEossnra.  ie3-  cr_ g-^:l:ii,^gke3::e:e������.  PROPRIETOR.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  HEADQUAETEES for.MUEEAY & MATHES0FS   j  PACK TEATBT.  ���������E LAKS-V  HOTEL, I  ��������� ���������  ��������� ���������  MULVEY   &   CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,  LIQUORS and  CIGARS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection by Boat with New Denver.  the BLUE EIDGE 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  tomg  Is now opened at the  TEL   'VICTORIA,  VICTORIA   ST., NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  JOHN   GURN.  of San Francisco.  ASSAYERS, JOSEPHINE STREET  ���������rt  Are prepared to assay all kinds of ore.   Mines examined P^p!  and reported on.   Orders will receive prompt attention.     -$������$���������%  Vta V. J.,*.  J..* r       .*.������! THE MOTEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 24,. 1892.  Pi  a   sssm a  3      &  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FIEST-CLASS   IN   EYEEY   EESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   88  MOT SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  [rEE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CI&ARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  ' B.   CRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  This Space Eeserved for  1 W. .0. PHILLIPS.  IT"  ill  ZETTIE^Q^IE.A.IEsr   ZE'L-A.-N".  M. J. BRO'W  PROPRIETOR.  je above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.    The table is one of the  best in the the town.   The bar keeps the  finest brands of liquors and cigars.  NELSON.  t and   cold water;   electric bells; billiard and club  s; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  DTEL  VI<CT������KIA   STREET,   KEI,������*ON5   B.C.  ������\,������<rf ant Rooms.   Well Appoin ted Bar.   Terms Moderate.  *^"'*      MILLS  &  REVSBECH, Proprietors.  PROVINCIAL   NEWS.  A piece of ore bearing silver, antimony and  plumbago, has been found inside the Vancouver  corporation limits and many tons are in sight,  though probably it is a piece of drift rock. Old  miners pronounce the sample valuable.  General sir John Ross, the officer commanding her majesty's forces in British North  America, arrived in Victoria, on September 14,  from Halifax, on an important, mission connected with the proposed fortifications.  The survey of the Victoria & Sidney railway  line will be completed this week. Two parties  have been steadily at work and are about finished. Reports with notes and profiles will be  presented very shortly after the work is completed. Under the charter actual construction  must begin by October 1st.  A fire is raging in No. 4 shaft of the Welling-  , ton mines. The fire broke out in the same old  workings, but how it occurred is not known. It  is reported that the mine will be flooded ; piping for that purpose is now being put down the  shaft. So far as can be learned, the fire is at  present confined to a small area, but is spreading steadily.  A gentleman who has just returned to Winnipeg from a trip into Crow's Nest Pass in the  Rocky mountains, says messrs. Ross, Mann &  Holt, contractors, are vigorously pushing grading operations on behalf of the Canadian Pacific  railway in the narrow defiles of the pass. There  are 300 men at work, and about 20 miles have  been graded. The highest point of the pass is a  thousand feet lower than the highest point of  the present Canadian Pacific railway pass.  William Tietjen, New Westminster, received  from Bridge river, recently,, a package of handsome gold nuggets, taken from a claim in which  he is interested. The company have been prospecting-the claim for some time, but with indifferent success until the old bed. of Bridge river  was struck last week, when the dirt immediately began to pan out handsomely. The strike  is one of the richest made on the river in many  years. The gold is coarse, the dirt easily worked  and the pay streak of unknown dimensions.  The nuggets received by mr. Tietjen range in  value from $4 to $16.  .A ������low Worm Cuvc. ���������  Near Southport, Tasmania, some very fine  caves were recently discovered and explored by  3 tourists. The entrance is through a limestone  formation. A strong stream flows along the  floor ^ of the chambers. The first chamber  reached by the exploring party showed some  beautiful stalactites, and, along the floor many  fine stalagmites were seen.    On  the lights car  ried by the party being extinguished, the ceiling and sides of the caves seemed studded with  diamonds, an effect clue to millions of glow  worms hanging to the sides of the walls and  from the ceilings. Further on several chambers were explored, each revealing grander  sights. The time at disposal being limited, the  party had to return after traversing a distance  of about three-quarters of a mile, but from  what was observed, the caves evidently extended a distance of about 3 or 4 miles. The  only living creatures seen were glow-worms.  ���������-������������'  ���������loM on Tmul Mountain.  .>!J|lpeaking of gold, it is not generally known  tliat the copper-silver propositions on Toad  mountain carry considerable gold. The Dandy  has had assays as high as $12 a ton in gold, and  averages about $0.  -.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS   JVIADDEN  Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river,1 and is. newly  furnished throughout.  T ZE3I 3E!      TABLE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision-of a  caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH - THE . BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky? and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  STEISON, B. C.  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTEWAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOSVSS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is acknowledged  the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR, JUST ADDED.  rule :b.A-:r  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  raerai  East IJUi&cr Street,  Nelson,   ,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.'  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MAI.OME   <*   TRECIOiIJS I������It01������itIETOKS  The Smelting Establishment for the rTelson Division of "West Kootenay  For information as to town lots, apply to  W.   SVI.   NEWTON   Resident Agent.  tsswwwn ���������^0^"  s-'  J||;  :fm-'  " I ph  .->  BlSS  JK  Rv  Jfc  "raw; ���������  pi  las!  il  if  1  p  II  mi  Ml;  l|P|V  %||.pV  life  i  i:  law:  Pi  m  m  m  m  .saa  ���������������������������mi  M  m  |.I  li  ���������f������3.*|  as  ;;V( m  Iff  tips  /$  **1>*  ���������*?>  8  THE  MDTEK: ' EELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  SEPTEMBEE 24  1892.  Dealers in Dry aoods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty..  T  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Yemon, Sireet^WELSOW, BO.  XOCAIi   AMD   PERSONAX.  H. Lainson "Wills returned from  Golden on  Monday.  Jos. Davies returned to Victoria, by way of  Spokane, on Sunday last.  Miss Gaudin, who has been visiting in Ainsworth, has returned to Victoria..  Mrs Ellis left Nelson on Thursday for England.  We are extremely sorry to lose her.  M. S. Davys left yesterday morning by the  Nelson for Kaslo with a survey party.  H. E. Newton and John Tolson failed to bag  any cariboo on their recent trip up the outlet.  Messrs. Perry, Gray and Davys on Friday  sent off a surveying party, under the charge of  mr.   John  Hirsch,   to  Duncan river.  E. C. Carpenter came down from the Three  Forjts to Nelson last evening, and reports things  quiet,  but steadily  moving onward.  Mr. A. H. Holdrich has left Nelson for Revelstoke,  where he intends to put in the winter  months.    Mr. Holdrich is an analytical chemist  and assayer of long experience.  Hotel Phair:   Table board, $8 per week.  Hotel Phair:   Table board, $8 per week.  FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and laboratory, complete m all its details with office fittings.   Price, $40a ^ ^^ ^^  Mineral Claim Best, Slogan District.  Take notice that we, E. H. Hughes, of the city of Spokane, United States of America, free miner's certificate  No. .41858; David Porter of the same place, free miner's  certificate No. 39666; and George W. Hughes of the same  place, free miner's certificate No. 41800, all lawful owners  of the said claim, intend, 60 days from the date hereof, to  apply to tho gold commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent to the gold commissioner, and action commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated, this 28th day of August, A. D. 1892, at Nelson.  E. H. HUGHES,  DAVID  PORTER,  GEORGE W.  HUGHES.  By Joseph Hethington Bowes,  Agent for said applicants.  The Kootenay Lake Eeduction Company (Foreign).  Registered the 23d day of August, 1892.  certificate of registration.  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The  Kootenay Lake Reduction Company" (Foreign)' under the  ���������       ������ -i. nr>���������^i. ttt   Pt.o--of-Ta.i-.imi of Foreign,C6m-  %& B - B ������������������ ^s������b*  (Of Swansea and Wigan.)  Analytical Chemists and Assayers,  Mr. P. C. STOWES, Nelson, will receive samples from  Kootenay Lake District.   ������  Notice is hereby given that a sitting of the County Court  of Kootenay will be held" at Nelson, on Tuesday, the 18th  day of October, 1892. T. H. GIFFIN,  Registrar county court.  Nelson, B. C, September 16th, 1892.  The objects for whicn"tne company is establisnect are to  carry on the business of mining, milling, smelting, concentrating, reducing, and refining gold, silver, copper, lead,  arid 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 nietals; 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 Jof the par value of one hundred  dollars each.  The place of business of the saidr 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 Yictoria in the province of British Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of Joint Stoek Companies.  '   NOTICE. '���������  Fred. J.  Squire, merchant tailor, has  removed   frori  Josephine street to Baker street, first store east of t-hj  Silver King. .1  LIQUOR ' LICENSE   APPLICATION.   *  Notice is hereby given that I intend applying for a hotoi  license at the next sitting of the licensing board to se('j  liquor at the Stanley hotel, Nelson. T. W. CLARK. ���������&  Nelson, September 24. i  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 day registered " Tl;'  Kootenay Mining and Smelting Company "(Foreign) uikU  ��������� the Companies Act part IY Registration of Foreign cor/!  panies and the Companies Act amendment Act 1889. ���������;'  The objects for which the company is established are ,  transact the business of mining milling and smelting goU'  silver, copper, lead, ores and other ores and m inerals, in all ijf  branch es, at Kootenay lake in Kootenay mining district. Br.'i  ish Columbia and in the territory of Idaho, and in other mii  ing districts of British Columbia and the United States "A  America, also to purchase, own, work and develope tl:  mines, mining claims and mining property known as tl  Blue Bell Silver King Surprise and Black Hawk lodes ?jj  . cated at Kootenay lake in Kootenay mining district, Brf  ish Columbia, and to purchase, own work and develop ot>|  er mines, mining claims and mining property at other place1!  to own, buy, sell and deal in gold silver copper lead or^j  and other ores and minerals, also to obtain, buy and 0"\f  the franchise .'and property of the Toll road from Mi  Slough to a point on Kootenay river near Bonner's Fei|  Idaho territory, and to maintain arid operate the same;'!  buy, own find hire steamboats and other boats and to op|  ate the same for the transportation of freight and passed  'S'ers.; to,buy, own, hire ?���������nd lease water sites and : wat  priviliges; to buy and own, lease and .construct and majj  tain buildings, roads, bridges, canals, flumes and otbJ  water courses necessary or convenient for the prosecuti-)  of said business; to buy and own and hire real estajl  machinery, tools and other personal property necessary |  convenient for the prosecution of said business and genis  ally to do all things incidental to said business and to 1;i  proper management thereof.   , .1  The amount of the capital stock of the said company  Thirty  thousand dollars,  divided into Twelve hund:]|  shares of the par value of Twenty-five dollars each.    c /(  The place or business of the said company is located!?  Pilot Bay in the district of Kootenay, Province of Bril������|  Columbia. l!  In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand M  affixed my seal of office this 23rd. day of August 1892 at/a  city of Yictoria in the province of British Columbia.  C.J. LEGGATT,   . /|  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.^  IDE^lLEHS    lUST


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