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 �� _$_^__3wCZKv#��j>' <_��%^__3_x  __________>-_________--_-____________  _.-_._w-,���___l__^S__4A|- _  ^l_____.-^__^_^  _t_^^Sil__^^^^^_��^^_!_e-_-  /}.<?.  l^_^^i?ii__'_i__'_-.$'^^  ^_k^1'_s^_i^^^^__^__^__E  hast an6 Best Kootenay  Have   Bettor Showings  for Mines than   any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  ���    Capital anb Brains  Can    Both    be   Employed   to   Advantage   in  the  Mining   Camps of East and  West   Kootenay.  FIRST  YfiAR.-NO.  .  TUB   FIRST   STAGE   COMPLETED.  THE HOSPITAL BUILDING SHOULD NOW  BE  COMMENCED   WITHOUT  DELAY.  Within a Month a Thousand Men Will be at  Work in tho Imraecliiito Neighborhood ol  Nelson, and it i:j the Duty of Our People  to See That the Un.'oi'tunate Ones Anions  Them Receive Kindly Care and Skilliul  Medical  Treatment.  The certificate of iiicorponition of the  ���' Knolena v Luke (icneru! Hospital Society" has been issued, and the committee  having charge of the hospital question  cmn proceed to arrange I'or tin; erection of  ;i building. This should not lie delayed.  I'or within a mouth a thousand men will  he strung' along the grade of the Nelson A'  Fori Shoppard railway, every one of  whom will be required to pay a hospital  fee oi'$! a mini .1). These \'ee^, if aci.ion is  la ken in time, can lie secured by the hospital society, and as the aggregate will be  a large sum. an unusual effort should be  made to .yet the hospital building in readiness Io receive.' patients by the middle of  .Mav. The following is the certiliciile of  iucoi poralion of t he society:  Wheieas. at a public neotiug held in  Nelson on the 1 It'll day of January. IS!):*,  at, which it was resolved (hat an hospital  ought lo be founded possessing a II modern  appliances necessary for the elfeetivc  treatment of accidents and diseases, for  tiie relief of l he sick and maimed, and I'or  tiie comfort of its inmates.  Therefore, we. the undersigned, declare  that we desire to be incorporated under  (he provisions of the "Benevolent Societies Act. IS'.M." as a society for the establishing miuI carrying on an hospital at  i<v\y.(Ui.  That the name of such society shall be  "Kootcnas' Lake (.'eueral Hospital Society."  That the lirst directorsof thes ud society  shall be .seven in number, aud shall, for  i  /t/  NELSOtf,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  Tl-MJHSDAY,  APRIL   I  : si)  'RICE  TL_nt"C.I_T\TiS.  Provision  society may  (.he sneiofv.  board of directors the remaining members  of flu; said board may elect anyone of the  subscribers to fill the place.  That all persons or incorporations shall  be entitled to vote at the annual general  meeting who shall have subscribed towards the society $ I().(;() or more per  annum.  I'or   the   dissolution of such  bo made  by  the by-laws of  ���I']. C. AltTIM'U.  I). LaBat.  .  .1. Flft'l). lll/MIO,  Ii.   F.  Ll-'.UON,  .f.   11 A.MILTON.  H. \V. Vimll.  I hereby certify that the within declaration is in conformity with the provisions  of the ''Benevolent Societies Act. LS01."  Dated this 1st (lav of April. iS!W.  "Quad Attestor."  C. .]. Li-'<;gatt.  Registrar-general.  FOUR   MILE    DISTRICT.  A "Wagon Road Needed to Aid the Development  ol' the Mines.  .More than a hundred claims have been  recorded in the area drained by (Ik; creek  which Mows into Slocan lake at Four Mile  City.    .Many of these; claims promise well.  HOW   PAPSR   MONEY   STARTED.  Its Origin Ascribed to Italian Bankers Five  Centuries Afi'O.  I'a per money developed from the bills  of exchange or certificates of the banks,  and was probably lirst issued by the Italian   bankers  of  the  fourteenth  ccnturv.  iiud several of them are  already believed, 'Covernincnts found it an easy way ol'ob-  (o, be mines.    The (frady  group  and   the ' -tabling money in times of necessity, being.  L.s.  an purposes connected with the institution, be representatives of it 11 persons who  have subscribed to the fund for the erection and establishment of the said hospital; such lirst, diiectors shall lie H, M  Lemon. W. I'1. Teet/.el. .John Hamilton, ,1.  h'red. flume, .Ilobfc. Vuili, (.'.; 1_ Arthur,  and ITTTax"Bait.  That within one month from the incorporation of the society the said first,  directors shall call a meeting of all ���subscribers who have contributed $10.00 or  more towards the building fund, for the  purposes of ejecting n board of directors,  in whom shad be. vested . tho government  and management of the said sociery ;tud  hospital, and the disposition of the property of the society. This said board of  directors shall be hi (Ii!teen) in number,  twelve of whom shall be elected by the  society from its members, and three appointed- annually by the lieutenant-governor in council: seven of such directors  shall form a quorum of such board i'or the  doing of any act or transacting of any  business which may. under the provisions  hereof or the by-laws and regulations of  the said society, be done or transacted.  That fourteen (.lays.notice of such said  meeting shall be given to subscribers .by  means of an advertisement in one or tiny  ol" the newspapers published in the Kootenay Lake district. Of the'elected directors the six polling the largest numbers  of votes shall hold office until the .second  annual general meeting. The six polling  the next highest number of votes shall  hold oflice until the first annual general  meeting, which shall be on the 2nd Tuesday in .laiiuary. 1SSM.  That at every subsequent annual general meeting six of the said board of  directors shall retire, such directors retiring as were left in oflice sit the next preceding annual general meeting.  That all the retiring directors shall be  eligible for re-election.  That if there shall be more than six candidates nominated I'or election to the said  hoard of directors such election shall bo  by ballot: the six candidates having (he  highest: number of votes on first ballot  shall be elected.  That till clergymen and ministers of  every denomination shall have free; admission to the patients in said hospital,  but in no case shall any clergyman or  minister of religion of any denomination  be capable of being elected as director or  officer of the said society. No public religious services shall be held in the hospital  without peiiiiis.-ion from the board of  directors.  That it shall be lawful for the said  board of directors at any time, and from  time to time, to make, repeal, and alter  by-laws, rules and regulations, I'or governing, managing, and disposing of the  said' hospital and property of the said  society, for regulating their own times  and modes of meetings, and transacting  business for determining the qualifications and disqualifications, change, retirement, election and appointment of medical officers, auditors, executive and other  officers, and nursing stall', and sub-coni-  niittees of the said society, and generally  for tiie support, management, ami government of the said hospital and society, and  of all officers, servants and patients in the  said hospital: Provided that no such bylaws, rules or regulations shall be in any  way repugnant to.or inconsistent with,  the provisions herein contained.  The officers of the society shall consist  of a president, vice-president, secretary  and treasurer, who shall he clot-fed miiiui-  ,-illy by the board of directors, and said  officer's must be directors.  'That -if any vacancy occurs  in  (ho said  NEW   DENVER   NOTES.  .April 7th.��� Work was started this week  on Bourne Bros', new store building in  block ('. (iothing <fc Henderson will also  build a hotel in Che same block. .M. K. W.  Hafhborne has purchased lot 10. block 11.  It is reported that H. K. Lemon will  shortly reopen his stores both at this  place and Nakusp.  Among the capitalists and^ mining men  who |laid New Denver and Three Forks a,  visit this week war- B. N. While, W. D.  .Middough. 1'. W. Scott, (J. .1. Atkins. A. F.  Humphreys. A. .1. Humphreys. J. H. Boss,  and W. B'. Fisher. Me^iv. Scott. Atkins,  and the Humphreys are interested in iron  mining in the peninsula of .Michigan.  The dispute over the ownership of the  New Denver townsite badly handicaps  the town, and were it settled the people  now here would have heart to do something: but. as it is. they are greatly discouraged.  The rumor that a railway will be built,  from Nakusp to the head of the ���lake this  summer is not generally believed: but if  the road is built, it, can onh have the  efleet of giving a groat impetus to the development, of mines in Slocan district that  art: so located that their output must be  shipped by a route other than the one by  way of Kaslo.  Work was commenced this week on .1.  1'Yed. Hume's store at Four Mile City. It  is understood that Mr. Hume intends  putting in a complete stock of general  merei.iandi.se,' to the- end that mines and  mine owners working, and operating on  Four-'Mile need not go farther than Four  Mile City I'or needed supplies.  Still Passable, and Should be Kept So.  The Kaslo road to the Slocan mines is  still so that stage and freight teams make  regular trips. Although the money contributed by the citizens to keep the road  in repair will .not- last more than three',  weeks longer. Ceorge W. Hughes, the  freighter, has assurances that he will not  lose anything if he keeps section gangs at  work until the government money is  available. Notwithstanding the claims of  rival routes, the one from Kaslo is the  only practicable one at present into the  Slocan mines, and every effort should be  made by both the people and the government to keep it in passable contljtioi'.  The construction of that road made Kaslo,  but at the same time it gave an impetus  tt) the mining industry that has re tilted  in good to the whole of Kootenay d.s rict.  Lost an Opportunity.  In not bringing in a redistribution bill,  premier Davie lost an opportunity to go  before the people on a winning issue. The  reason the bill wits not brought in was  from fear of defeat. The bill as prepared  gave the Mainland fifteen members and  the Island ten. Thisapportioiitnent would  necessarily cut down or wipe out altogether the representation of pocket boroughs like Cariboo, Lillooet, FsqiiiinaulC.  C.iwichnii. Comox, Cassia'', and Alberni.  Hat I the bill been brought in and defeated.  Mr. Davie could have gout; before the  people as a..man willing to give them fair  representation, and he would have made  a winning fight. But lit; hesitated, and  when he does go before Che people lit; will  be snowed under.  The Silver and Lead Mai-kets.  The past week records little fluctuation  ii the price of lead at any of the lead centers.' The metal is so evenly balanced  that tin; slightest change in existing conditions would quickly affect rates. At  inland centers, like Chicago, there has  been a fair business doing a tsfeady prices,  but at seaboard centers, like New York,  tin; market has been dull. Abroad, lead  rallies slowly, the advance from (he lowest price on record netting only about  $2.50 a ton. Quotations in London are on  a parity of $1.15 a hundred at New York.  The New York price, is $.'1.!)5. Chicago  quotations range between $8.S0 bid and  $8.00 asked. Silver is quoted in London  at *5S pence and in  New York  at N2.'1 cents  per ounce.     _      Making Haste Slo\vly.  H. F. Lemon and John Flliot returned  fioni Victoria on Tuesday. They report  milking little progress in the matter of incorporating the'town, more than that the  members of the government said they  would oiler no opposition. The list of  registered owners of property obtained  by Mr. Scions' from the books of the registry office did not (ally with the names  signed to the petition for incorporation,  hence the latter is of no use. Then the  list could not be compared with the assessment roll, for the roll of 1 ��!).'* had not  been received in Victoria. The whole  business will have lobe commenced anew.  .Ma hon properties have made shipments of  ore. but to continue shipping at a prolil, a  wagon road must be built. A trunk road  up the crook for a distance of live miles  would be utilized by every claim in the  district, as no one of them would be more  than two miles distant. The mountains,  in nearly every case, are steep, and the  ore could be run down by tramways to  the road at slight cost. Although no  money has been set apart I'or the purpose,  the government should look into the mat-  ttii- carefully before work is commenced  on trails and roads iu other sections not  nuar so promising as that of Four Mile.  The Grady party are doing assessment  work on several claims lower down the  mountain side than the Alpha, and as-  soon as the work is done, they intend  a^ain beginning operations on the Alpha.  A sett reify of supplies caused a. suspension of work on the Mountain Boomer,  the main tunnel on which is in !()') feet.  A crosscut tunnel, about sixty feet below  the main tunnel, is in fifty feet. A third  tunnel en the ledge has been started, and  it is iu about lifteen feet. The lodge is  between eight and twelve feet wide, and  while part of the ore can be sorted for  shipping, the bulk of it will have to be  cnncenl rated. Last winter, when ore  wiis shipped, half a ton was sent down to  flic, creek bottom in each rawhide, so it  will be seen that if a wagon road was  built, ore could be transported cheaply  from (he mine to Slocan lake'without expensive tramways even.  How a Prospector Lost $23,000.  The average resident of   Kaslo cannot  seo why men supposed   to  have average  sense should waste their time  in   Nelson,  and they are fond of saying. "Why. you  should   not   be wedded  to any town, but  gowith the crowd ii'you want to succeed."  Our of the averagj residents  of   Kaslo is  Ciitirlie Chambers, and he is fond of relating how hi' wits at  oue  lime  married to  Kafcle City, the pioneer town of the Cteur  d'Aleiie.country.    He was one of the first  that stampeded' into -thai.-country 'in  the  winter of 1SS3-\SI, and for a time.imagined  tlitit   Faglo   City   was  the  only   town   in  North America., simply because'he owned  a group of mines near the t'ow'u'.which he  valued at $20.()('().    For a   time he treated  everyone  who   approached   him   with   a  view of purchasing  his claims with  that  indifference common to men who are dead  eerlain they have a hidden bonanza.    But  as time rolled round F.igle City began to  drop   its  tail   feathers, and   other towns  like Murray began to put, on airs.    Charlie  then became just a trifle anxious  to sell,  and the more anxious he became the less  interest was   manifested   by mining men  for any kind   of  mining  property in the  vicinity of Fagk; City.    Finally, when he  was almost the so;(?-resident ol t  e town,  he traded   his .$20,000 bonanza  for a  log  cabin at Chloride, a mining town that had  sprung up on Feud d'Oreille lake.    On his  first trip to Chloride he sold L is cabin for  $1") in cash, and at night lost  the money  on it-l-nine hand in a  poker game..   Since  then   Mr.   Chambers says   he   was  never  married   to  any  town,   but Was  always  willing to let go at the lirst good  opportunity.    A Slow and Inadequate Transfer.  List fall it was given out that the Great  Northern would put iu a spur from its  main track at Bonner's Ferry to the  steamboat landing on Kootenay river, a  distil nee of a, mile or so. By putting in  the spur the wagon haul, which is both  slow and inadequate, would bedoneaway  with. But the spur was not built, and  now, when till the freight for the Kootenay Lake coui.tr>' is coming through that  way, strong language is being u.-^ed by  milling and business men because of the  delay iu forwarding merchandise and the  utter impossibility of shipping ore. One  of the largest operators in Slocan district  says he has several hundred tons of ore at  Kaslo, and would ship if could he gel if  hauled away from the steamboat landing  at Milliner's  Forrv:  but   he  c.'siinoi; get it  in effect, a forced loan from the people.  Fa per hills arc promises to pay, and when  the government issues them in exchange  i'or supplies or services it has actually  borrowed just so much from ihe man to  whom it pay* thc.ni. It, however, allows  him to pass this note iu payment of his  debts, so instead of being a loan from him  singly, if is a. loan from the whole people.  c" The ease with which the notes may be  issued has led many governments into  disastrous experiments in time of war and  stress, the promises being issued in such  profusion that, they become of no value.  The continental currency issued during  tho revolution by the American congress  and the assiguatsof the French revolution  may be instanced. Paper money depends  for its value on ( heability of tlieaitthority  that issues it to give value for it when  payment is demanded. When the issue of  the civil war was iu doubt the value of  the greenbacks issued by tiie United States  sunk to one-third their face value, due  partly to a lack of confidence in the gov-  ernine.nl. and (\ue still more to the certainty that payment of the notes must be  indefinitely postponed. |  Fven when the war closed and (here was  no longer doubt, of the government, the  currency was depreciated for thirteen  years. The government was in the position of the man known lo his neighborsas  "good but slow pay." His notes passata  discount. The government was known to  be good for the amount, and it was certain  that, it would be ready Co redeem the  notes some day, but that was not enough  I'or the man who wanted (oust; the money  right away. He thus passed the notes at  a discount.  The value of paper money thus depends  at any given amount on the promise of  the government to redeem it. If the  promise will be met when the notes are  presented tliey pass at their face value.  If there is a doubt on this point the notes  must pass at a discount, greater or less,  according to circumstances. If (here; is  no chance that they will ever be paid  they are worth nothing at all. As the  United States 'government has : stood,  ready since 1879 to redeem in 'gold-any  notes as soon as presented, its currency,  passes without question tit its face value.  The Routes by which the People Arrive.  About 800 people a week are arriving at  Nelson and .Kaslo, the latter place getting  <���'."> per cent of them. The Bonner's Ferry'  route is the favorite, owing to better  time being .made by way of it from Spokane than by way of North port. Passengers leaving Spokane tit (i o'clock in the  evening are landed at Kaslo in less than  twenty-hours via Bonner's .Ferry; by the  North]>ort route, they leave Spokane at.7  o'clock in the morning and are landed in  Nelson tit 5 o'clock in the afternoon of the  second day. It is understood that when the  stage of water- will.-permit boats running  up Co Ivobson, that tiie steamer Columbia  will make daily trips, between. Northport  and Bobson, and passengers leaving Spokane in the morning will be landed in  Nelson in the evening���in thirteen hours,  and in .'Kaslo in sixteen hours���which will  be several-hours better than can possibly  be done by way of the Bonner's Ferry  route. The new steamer State of Idaho  will be running in about two weeks, and  she is advertised to leave Bonner's Ferry  daily for Kaslo. If she makes a round  trip every-flay between Bonner's Ferry  and Kaslo she wili not have much time.to  linger at way landings and wood piles, to  say nothing of the time required to load  and unload freight.  crown hinds (not being an Indian settlement) not exceeding three hundred and  twenty acres in extent in that port ion of  the province situated to the northward  and eastward of the Cascade or Coasl  Mange of mountains, and oue hundred  and sixty acres in extent iu tho rest of (ho  province : Provided, that such right shall  not be hold to exleud to any of the aborigines of this continent, except to such as  shall ha vo obtained permission in writing  to so record by a special order of the lieu-  toiinnf-governor in council.  '8. Section 2 of (Ik; " Land Act Amend-  RAILROAD NEWS THAT IS NEWS.  THE   CANADIAN    PACIFIC  WILL   NOT   BE  SHUT OUT OF SLOCAN  DISTRICT.  ABrar.oh from Revelstokeand One from Nakusp  To he Built This Summer, Which Will Force  the Building1 of the ICaslo & Slocan Railway  -��� The Nelson & Fort Sheppard Contract Let  to tin Old-Time Montana Contractor.  nient Act. LSU2." is hereby amended by  adding after the word "shape." in the  sixth line, the following words: "and  three hundred ami twenty Meres shall  measure forty chains by eighty chains  (etpial to eight hundred and eighty yards  by seventeen hundred tind sixty yards)."  -I. Section 22 of the "Land Act" is hereby  amended by inserting alter the word  "hind." iu the first line, the words, "who  litis been in occupation of his preemption  claim for uot less than two years from the  dtite of its record."  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  hauled, and ho is kept out of the money  I'or which the ore would sell. A Nelson  merchant says that no freight for Nelson  is being forwarded ,-it -all. merely because  Kaslo freight has the preference. The  (irt'iit Northern, if it intends to do business with this country.should put in ihe  spurnfonce: if if does not wont a share  of our business, then let the fact be so announced.  West Kootenay L'.uul Company.  B.C. Corbin. \V. P. Say ward.. Thornton  Fell..Joshua Oavios. and K. (.'row Baker  have incorporated under the Companies  Act ii company to be known as ihe "West  Kootenay Laud Company." The objects  of the company art; to do'every thing from  stilling real estate and loaning money to  prospect ing I'or mines and building telephone lines. Tho capital stock is .Slot'.(Hid.  and (he principal place of business will be  in Kootenay district wil h Ihe bead oflice  iu Victoria.  Bond Taken Up.  Tin; bond given to Patscy Clark by the  owner of the .Josie and Number One. (wo  Trail creek claims, has been taken up by  Mr. Clark. The price is said (t> bo *I2.<XX'.  10 per cent cash. Assays from samples of  ore til ken from the Josie ga ve a return of  $107 in gold.  Duluth Capitalists Looking for Investments.  Owing to the low prices obtained for  iron ore. and because of the general-depression prevailing in the iron regions  along tin;  ber of the men interested iu iron mining  ! in that section art; looking a round for a  Meld in which to direct their energies and  in vest their capital. Last week a party of  these men arrived at Nelson, and were  taken iu charge by \V. I). .Middough. who.  although a resident of Minneapolis, is  pretty well acquainted in Slocan Hist rid.  where he has large iuteresls. The party  was made up of P. \V. Scolt. (���'. .J. Atkins.  A. F. Humphreys, all of Duluth. Minnesota, and A. .J. Humphreys of Char lesion.  West Virginia. This week they visiled  all the properties between the south fork  of Carpenter ercrk and Slocan lake, and  report I he snow deep and (he mountains  steep. They bonded several claims and  have an eve on several more.  The Freddie Lee Mining Company (Foreign) is registered to do business iu British Columbia. The capital stock is $."'00.-  OOO. divided info shares of the par value  of$l. The place of business of the company is at Kaslo.  The owners of the townsite of Lardoare  jubilant over the finding of a well-defined  ledge, carrying good looking ga lena. within tiie limits of the townsite. C. B. Nagle  made the discovery and staked the lirst  claim. II. Scions has <m extension, for  which.it is reported, lie litis already refused a cash offer of $1000.  Fight men tire at work on the Slocan  Star, one of the best showings for a big  mine in Slocan district.  '���.Jap'" King has sold the eastern extension of the Mountain Chief to J. M. Burke  I'or ifi.lOOO. W. II. Smith has sold the  western extension of Ihe same claim, a  fraction, however, for Spoktuie real estate. TheMoiinfain Chief is on the south  side of Carpenter creek, about three miles  from New Denver, ttud is under bond to  Ceorge \V. Hughes.  Two new towusites have been or will be  placed on the market within a month,  both in the Lardo country. Selkirk is the  name of one'and Dawson the nanieol the  other. Selkirk i - situate at the soul h end  of Trout hike, and is owned by (been  Brothers of Kaslo.- Dawson is .situate on  "J_mfo-'"r'iver" at the mouth of Jfealey  ..creek, and it is owned by the Columbia iV:  Kootenay Railway Company.'  ������Cockle Brothers -have- removed.-from  Crawford's bay to Kaslo, where they will  establish themselves as boatbuiiders. a  business in which -they have few equals.  The Kaslo postofiice is now the host appointed of any oflice in -inland British  Columbia, all because Sum CJreen is postmaster and is.on the lookout for ti mild-  mannered female assistant.  "Dandy" A. II. Kelly reported fertility  on Tuesday, after spending, his vacation  at Spokane. He says lie met one of the  owners of the Silver King mine at Col-'  ville. who saitl that the mine had been  sold, but that the money had not yet been  paid over.  Nelson litis the boss sportsman of the  whole Kootenay Lake country in the person of .Jasper Phair. One day last week  he caught "fl'.S trout in Cottonwood hike  and one.day this week he downed three  wild gueese at one long-range off-hand  shot.  Mrs. Ceorge F. Hay ward of Pilot Bay is  on a visit to relatives in Oregon. On her  return captain Hayward will jirobably  build a residence at either Nelson or  .Kaslo.  Should be What its Name Implies.  The South    Kootenay   Board   of Trade  should be what its mime implies, that is.  representative of tins business interests of  South Kootenay.    Its membership should  not  be  coiilined   lo   residents   of  Nelson,  but should   he made  up  of business  men  from every town and camp iu t he st retch  of country to the south of ihe  Canadian j  Pacilic. to  (he cud   that  Ihe  material   in- j  lores of Lake Superior, u mini- j fcrests  of no  section  of   thai   strelch_ol'i  i country be hampered from the lack of in-  j telligent sympathy and assistance from J  j ol her seel ions. There will be rivalry be- |  tweeii (owns. but. a healthy rivalry i> not. j  hurtful. The one aim should be the pre- j  sen' ing of a united front when asking for j  M redress of grievances or in endeavors to j  advance I hi; business interests of ihe I  country. The membership should be as :  large as possible ami the officers selected |  should be men of known good judgment j  and not all from auv one town. j  ... j  Will Quit the Mining- Business. i  John W. Bcaile. I be discoverer of ('lobe ]  district. Arizona, and of billrenderite ore. j  writes a Nelson fr'eiid under dale of Spo- !  k.-itie. I he II h instant: "I ha ve just received \  :i Idler from T. .1. Loiilhiati. who is at j  Denver, in which he says that .after spend- j  ing s:;7.000in prospect ing he has concluded j  to quit Ihe mining business and settle!  down on a cat.t lo ranch in soul hern Colo- j  rado." Mr. Louthi.-in was in the Slocan ;  disi rict last spring, aud has several inter- i  ests, but none of which an- believed to be ;  of any great  value."  The Land Act to he Amended.  The following amendments to the Land  Aft have been introduced iu  the legislative assembly:  I'KKK.MI'TION   OK   St' It V K. V Kl)  VK.VK.I)  LANDS.  ���").     Fxcepf as  hereinafter  AND   r.vsru-  ippears. any  a   family.  ;i  the  age   of  British sub-  person being the head of  widow, or single man ovei  eighteen years, and being a  jecf. or any alien, upon his making a declaration of his intention to become a. British subject, before a commissioner, notary  public, just ice of I he peace, or ol her oflicer  appointed therefor, which declaration  shall be in the Form No. I in I he Schedule  to the Laud Act. and upon his filing the  same with the commissioner, may record  .*iM3' tract of unoccupied and  unreserved  Was Down Slziny up tho Legislature.  W. F. Teei/.el left Nelson iii .(miliary on  a llltsilies-; trip lo the const. Before he  was reaily Io return, the Columbia riser  mule closed mid ice had formed in ihe  nut let. lie I hen decided lo remain _ al  Victoria and lake lessons iu "Securing  Legislation Without Being a Legislator."  ���Judging from his looks on his return lo  Nelson (his week, lit; got what In; starled  in to get.  The Canadian Pacific people, seeing that  rivals \ve\-e likely to  obtain   the bulk   of  the  business originating' iu   the   mining  camps of Southern   Kootenay, have concluded to take prompt action  to retain at  least a share of the traffic.    To that end  they have concluded   Co  build  a  branch  from h'evelstokc south to the L'pperArrow  lake, and another branch from Nakusp in  to the head of Slocan lake.    Work will be  commenced   on   both   branches   within a,  month.    While giving out that  they did  not krow what they intended doing, they  WL-i-c quietly at work securing legislation  that would enable them  to raise the necessary funds.    On the adjournment of the   .  Dominion parliament, an order-iii-coiuicil  was   passed  by the government granting  the Nakusp  iv. Slocan   Hailway Company  a cash subsidy of $:*200  lo   the  mile.    A  like  subsidy had   been  refused  all other  railway    companies    applying    therefor,  which only goes to show thai the Canadian  Pacific (the  power behind the Nakusp A;  Slocan company)gets whatever if asks for  from    the    Dominion   government.     The  next move was to get something substantial  from  (lie province of British Columbia.    The government, was .sounded as  to  whether  or   not   it would   introduce n\id  secure the passage of a bill in the legislative assemuly guaranteeing  the interest  on   bonds  sufficient,  to   pay for  the const ruction   of  the road.    The government  took the matter under consideration, ar.d  finally concluded  tt) act.  and   the  bill   is  now  before   the assembly.    That   it will  pass is not for a moment doubted, for its  only opponents are the promoters  of the  Kaslo A: Slocan railway.  The action that- will be taken by the  province is l lit; same as was taken when  aid was given to tin; Shuswap _: Okana-  gon Bail way Company, that, is, the  province guarantees I per cent interest "on  construction bonds, to run twenty-five  years, the railroad company turning over  the cash subsidy received from the Dominion as security for the guarantee.  This action can only be criticized as being unfair to other companies willing to  build railways in this section, as it enables tlieeoinpnny securing the guarantee  to raise money at a low rate of interest:,  thus allowing t hem to operate their road  at a less cost than competing roads not  favored with government endorsement.  But the Canadian Pacific owns. Canada,,.  including British Columbia.  However, the building of these branch  roads cmu only have a good effect. The  mining industry will bestiniulatcd. which  means much-for uot only this section, but  for the whole of' British Columbia. The  'mine owners of the Slocan and Lardo districts will not he compelled to pay exorbitant charges I'or transporting the output  of their.m.ines to t he smellers, and business men will be able to get in supplies at a-  much lower 'rate than at present.. The  effect the building -of these branches will  have on established towns is mere guesswork. If one loses prestige, the prestige  lost will be merely transferred to 'another,  the district at large not being the loser1.  ��� Their building means that the Kaslo <Sc  Slocan charier must pass into the hands  of a rival of the Canadian Pacilic. for no  short m ilway opera ted by a- local company  can compete with a route that is owned  or controlled entirely by one company.  This is shown by the rates charged from  Spokane to Nelson. By the Crent Northern or Bonner's Ferry route the rate is  less than one-half that charged by the  Spokane-Nort hern or Kohsou route. "The  former road makes the rale to suil iiself,  for it practically is independent of connect ing lines, the Kootenay river and  lake being free for nil steamboats. Tin;  hitler route is not independent, and can  make no rale that is not agreed to by not-  only ii si can i boa I line t ha I has no competitors bill by aiiot her railway that is  operated solely in the interest, of  a road unfriendly (<> the Spokane  A- Northern. Kit her the deal Northern or the Spokane A' Northern must  build the Kaslo road, or the bulk of the  trallicof Slocan (list rid will be handled  by tin; Canadian Pacilic. a road that is as  progressive as any in America.  The cont racl for t he const rue I ion of t he  Nelson A: Fort Sheppanl has been a warded  to Peter Larson of Helena. Montana. Mr.  L-irson is an old-time contractor, having  built port ions of hot 11 t he Nor I hern Pacilic  and t lie ('rent Noli hern. Work is to commence immediately a I hot h cuds, and I he  mail is to be completed by October 1st.  The approximate amount of the contract  is SNOO.dOO. and 20(10 men will probably be  employed.  Tenders for t he building of t he Nakusp  road will be called for as soon as the de-  sired-l'or legislation is passed, which will  be in ten days. Tenders will not be  called for on I lie branch from Bevcl-  stoke. as the work will be undertaken by  I he railroad company itself.  Lumber Quotations.  From this on there will be a good demand I'or building materials, and the following are the ruling pr'ces for lumber:  Hough !?ll. dressed $21. double dressed  ���>",(>, shiplnp .SI!), rustic $22, No. 2 flooring  $22, No. I flooring $27, shingles $1. T'f-TE THIIUT^K:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY   APITfL   i.'i; IMS.
PUBLISHERS' notice. | of Montreal  or the   Bank of  lii-ii isli (.'<>]-
Tlil-: TlMP.rX'K i-   i.iii.li-lu! ..it TlnM-i'.iiy-. \-y .imix ; uiubia. a.ml actual nioiitsy inusL be   raised
I Lit s-i'dN  _ ('<•-. .-.mi   v.ill   !.<■ liniili'il   !t> Mil.-, liln-ts      i,,  ,,,., I,.,, i ,. I -t. iI, I  .,   |i,,siiil-i
mi li;i>ni.;i:li-!' fi.M. ln>li.o:i> .M-ii:-.    No Mil.-<-i-ip!i"ii  i   IIIOKICI   lol.lllitl.l   HOsplt.l
l:ilC"i:' ['(,;' If-, I \n-ii .1  .m iir.
llKO'l'I.AU    AliVI-.l:'! ISlOil-.'.VIS   i-rirUd  .-.:   llir   Mil-
iuw.ii'^   mil-:      On-   iin-1".   ■---"•'  ;i   v i-.-si-;   lv. 11   iiti In—-.
Mill   ;i    vi-nr:   111.-, i-   lin In - ."-.'.I  ;i  ,\rnr:  lutir iii-'lu-.s.
sin; :,  \;-.11-;  live- iiii-lii'-. -s|l..'i ;' yc;ir:  sis inrhi- and
OVi'l'.   Ml    lllf   rillv   111' sl..i'i :l|i   ilil'll   IT''  .'lllllilll.
TliANSiKNT AI'VKi.'l l!-K.\! !-.N'T.-' :n ccnl- 11 linv l'<>r
lir-l iis-i-i'iiiui i'lul id i-i Ms.1 iliit-i'ni r.H'ii iiililiiitiiii:!
iii-i-i-liiiii.    Hirlii.   in.ivn.-'U'c. .iinl  ilialt   nul n-r- free.
mk'ai. 01: i;;:aim'm; .M.yfi i-.i: noik i-..-.'.u ccm-. h
line i'iii-li  in.-i.-rl inn.
.IOi:   I'UINTIMI   ;ii   fiiir   rail-.      .\ij   .i<-i-(>inil-   I'iii-  Jul;-   td 1 is--   i'ce  will   III.'   tlli'lied    OVl'l'   ll\'   lilt'   COII-
Hi'iiiliau'   an.I   .tch 1 1 tNif.n   |.;i \ .1 lii<-   im    l!.'-   lir-l    nl   1 '.      . .
■ ■•. i-i-,\ ni'iiiili: -nil-, rii'iii'ii. in i"i*.im i. 1 tractors   lo   the hospital associa I ion. and
A   l.t.'AV.'il OKI K'K.. «;ill'  -Mi'- I-- 'I- K'ti-.p in t;li.-ii-;,'e.  ! t|i(,  ., ■ ,„•,.,.■■-;, U-   ,,('   ()| <...-,-<.    hie:-   will   bt;  II
:, i-l,ii.lN!i.-is al   K.,-lu.    .Mr. K'ln:> I-  .1 n! nul'i/i'd   I"  ,' .  1-      .
r,.,.ii|ii for siii,-,.rj|.i..iii.. .mil cniiii-iH-i im-ad\i-rii-i'- I large sum.  an   unusual  ellorl,  should  Ik:
 "'-■    „ .   ,.       , : made   in   ihe   matter.    The  ceilificate ol'
AMUIKSS all '.'iiiiiiiiuiii.'iil it'll- In 1 ." .ii     1 1
ti:;-:'ii;ii;CNK.. \'ci-.in. n. c.    ' iucorpoi-anoii   will   lie   here next   week".
:__■- ; but   ihe   hospital   comiiiit lee   should  not
PiiGFESS-OWAii  CARES. . a w ail i I - a rri \';i I. but  begin work at once.
This money
should be raised tit once, so (hat workenn
be commenced on the building, in order to
get a part of it completed by the time
work isslurleil on the railway. The railway coin factors will employ a large iiiini-
per of men. from whom a hospital fee is
i col led ed.     If I he hospital is reads- in time.
T"\    I o'tAl'.   M.I>. -  1 * 11;- - i' - i. 111   !   Siii^'i-i.n.    I.'n'-ni- :i  '
$*J•    and   I   linii-lnii   lilui'k.   .Wl-mi.   'I'i-h-|iIiii;ii-  l_ j
Till-: refusal   of   the Creai   Northern  to
accept   Winnip-eg   fieighl.   indicates (hat
(xti-r.utv i'Cki.ic.)
Stone Block, KASLO.
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J-w    tin iiiint-.- ii.'id i'Mi-pti-l-.   'I'ui'iil.i .von- i-iiiiui.i-.i-.u-: . tl|(, |^o()i,.|ia\'  1 i.-IKe count l'\" Will Hot   have  !
e-tpiM-ivisri'.    Ii.ili'i 1 iiiii-ii' nf iin.\ iiiiii('"i-»',il,-.    Nul in- ■ .          '                         .-i    ",i          v      . 1
L-iv-t-'ii in 1 in- ii'i.i" 'A "'• semi,* 1,1 mint--, m- in-a-|,<-ci-. low    Ireiglit    rates   nun!     (he    .Northern
Hiisiu. I i.e.
LI,'.   IIM.'UISON.   I!. A.     I'aiii-l.-r  and   Al Im lit y ill
•     i.uv.  11 I il:i-   |.rii\ ii.it  id  -\'i M -III :n.- « ii lo. Cuim-.i -
aii-i!'. Niilarv I'ulili!-. ('ennui—ium i-l'nr l:<h>n_- A tliit.-i vil-
fi.i- 11.—• - in 1 In'- ( 1 ill Is 1,1   l.i ,1. Ii I -iiliiiniaa. 1 l.\    Ollii-t- _
i.-iiolil.-s !>' :i l:< 1 In. I in 11.-I mi I1I111 k. .11 i-i-| ill ill"-St.. Ni'l-nn. !!.('.
1---0R   SALE.
Till-: COKNI.Vn  liol'.sl-; mi Siaid".-.-sii-cci. Ni'lr-un.    A
L'-siui-j  dwi'liin^ i:iiiiri'ly iit-u.    If nul -did il mil in-
li-ti-rd.    A.'pply In U. O- Hiirl'ianan.
i_The 'C_£nlmitc
TIICKSDA V  AIOIJN1NC.
.ATIMl. 1:1. isw
A   PERFIDIOUS    GOVERNMENT.
The refusal of the Davie government to
bring down  a   redistribution   bill,   after
promising i<> do so. will bt;   pronounced a
"sharp"    political   nuive   liy   politicians:
but   i.s   it   not   really  a   piece of   perfidy:'
Were   business   or   professional    men   of
slanding   to act  in   a   like  manner, they
would   bo  .shunned   by the people among
whom they do business.    The Basic government pledged  itself, at  the beginning
of   ihe  session, to redistribute  the  membership of I lit! It'gisla I ive assembly so t hat-
all sections of I he province would he fairly
reprosenled.    The promi>e was kept dangling   before   the   members   until   the   one
measure that the government had set its
hearten passing was passed, when it was
jerked out of sight.
The people of British Columbia need
look I'or no wise. just, or honest legislation
as long as the present gang are in control.
'While several of the members of the government parly a re men of good in ten I ions,
t lie leatleis of l he party are self-seeking
aud utterly unscrupulous, it is within
the power of the people to rid themselves
of these peilidious leaders, if only they
but -.'organize for the next election and
make a light at. the ballot box for principles, not for individuals and appropriations.	
HATE   EVERYTHING   BRITISH.
The people, who.live, at -.Bonner's Ferry,
■although they live and  thrive .because of
their closeness lo this portion of the British   possessions,   hate  everything   that is
British,  simply   because   they   had   that
hatred  bred   and   born   in   them.    They
harshly criticize   the character, manners,
and customs of our people, and utter censorious aiid   bitter -'..speeches  against the
"laws of the country.    This is not only unjust,   but   itniieighborly.    The   people'of
British"Columbia, as  a  whole, are liospi1
table,  liberal-minded, and   not exclusive.
The citizen of the Creat 'Republic receives
11s coi dial a welcome, when   in  our midst,
as docs the subject of "Creat Britain from
the mother land  or from a di-aunt province  or colony.     When   such citizen   engages iu business among us, his life and
his   property  interests   receive   the same
protection   as  do   those   of   the   subject.
What more could  he done':'    What more
should be expected?'   But. then, the people
of  Bonner's   Ferry are  probably not fair
representatives of the peopled!" tho I'nited
States, and no attention should be paid to
their ill-natured vaporings.
Mt'CH is said and written about the
power of the press and the inlluence of
I lie saloon iu elections. A fair test of
their respective power and influence was
made in Chicago on Ihe llh instant. In
ihe election for city officers, tun; of t he
candidates for mayor was supported by
every newspaper except one in the city,
aud the ot her' candidate was supported
liy'.i.") per cent of the saloon men. The
candidate who had I he saloon inlluence at
his back was triumphant iv elected. When j
it. iss.M.ed IIim. Car.er Harrison is the j jftp^u^ jjRYDEN &
name   ol   lb'-  suet-ess! ul   candidate,   it   is;
needless to say I ha t no greater demagogue i   JJflQhIOpi P1BCF
was  ever, elected' to oflice.      During the !'/«-'/      > I s»
World's   Fair   Chicago   will    be   a   "wide j  DftP'SQ/T^flKEFi'S
open" city, run not in  ihe  interest   of its j        V^   ,•'   «/    \     \J
law-abiding citizens, but.   iu   the inlerest
of its (piasi-eriiiiin.-ils.
Pacilic gels into the country over the
Coi-bin road. The Croat. .Northern and
Canadian Pacilic art; not competitors, for
the simple reason that both roads are
practically owned by the same men.
Tin-: government is not likely lo expend
a dollar on the streets of Nelson I his year,
mid but little aid need be expected from
ihe railroad company. If I.lie town is not
incorpora led. the people will have lo tlo
as they did three years ago. that is. go
flown in their pockets I'or Ihe money
needed to keep the streets in passable
condition. A Kew hundred dollars for
street improvements, a few hundred more
for the erection of a hospital, and still a
few thousand nunc I'or the Slocan river
wagon road will not be missed once work
is commenced on (he Nelson A: Fort Shoppard railway, the Bogustown smeller,
ami the great Silver King mine.
Till-: Ti.Miir.vi-: has merely slated facts iu
regard 10 the projected Kaslo iV Slocan
railway, and no out; of its sta'.einent contained more truth than tin; one that it
was unwise to turn any iniuingdislricfor
section of country over as a preserve for
any one corporation, if this was a good
argument for the people ol' the Kootenay
Bake country to list; for years against the
Canadian    Pacific,   it  is   equally   a   good
argument for Hie; mine owners of Slocan
district Lo use against the Kaslo A: Slocan
Railway Company—a company that has
not yet built a mile of road anywhere.
Tilkisk should be Kvee trade in the hotel
business as in other pursuits, that is. no
man should be denied a license il" he has a
suitable building in which to accommodate tiie public: but once a license is
granted, (kepaily gelling it should observe the hi ws of the country. On failure
to do so. the license should be cancelled.
Hotel keepers should not have the privilege of violating the laws that other business men are forced.to comply with.
Bast week the Kaslo.Kxamincrdevoted
the whole of one of its pages to Tin-: Tnin-
I'.vi-:. The effort to fill that one page was
so exhausting that another page was left
entirely blank. If both pages had been
left blank. The Fxaiiiieer would not have
wrote itself down an ass.'
N'ki.son. unlike some of its "rivals, comes
up smiling every morning midst the most
salubrious climate on the Pueilie -eon-st.
Nothing mote chilly strikes it than tin;
man who is loaded to the guards with
town lots in Kaslo.
MINES
REAL ESTATE
.etii.i-: ai;i:.\-i- i--ou mi-:
own    of   Watson
Tin- liiisinr.s- i-i'iili-f I'tir I In: Ivnslo-Slnciiii minus
UAN.UMNC    .U:i:.NT     l-'lllf    -
X___^__._RI30,
The key 111 tin- Ki't-'.'U   l.iiriln tuxl  I'mif-iiii  liiver Camps.
Ituated oe Upper Kootenay Lake, B,
The Gateway for the Bunean and Lardo
34    MILES   NORTH
OF   KASLO.
_ie only Point on tte upper  j Gold and Silver Ledges and
Kootenay Lake.     .     |. PlaC8P Fields
Secure Lots on the Ground Floor. Prices will bcadvanced  in TEN  DAYS.
For further. Information as to prices for Lois, Terms,  Etc., Apply to
NELSON and KASLO,
12    MILES    FROM
THE    CENTER
Of the Great Lardo District.
LEVEL LAND,
MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY.
Ask your miner Friends about; it.
(Notary   Public)
AND
T^ A PT!
AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT
  KKI'ltKSKNTINl.- 	
'I'lit; Cniil'i-ilci'al inn l.ifu Association,
Tlii'l'liniiiix- Kin: liisiii-iiiu-c I'oiiijinny,
Tins I'ruviili-nt l-'iintl AiH-iilcnt Coiii|i:uiy:
.M.S11.
Tho Sanity Cnift  l-'iiimilry ('oiiipiiny, injur ('Ih.'sUt. JCmi?-
I11111I. iiiiiUoi-s ol' nil kinds of mining machinery, air
coiii|ii-c'ssoi-s, rock Ijroiikurs, .sliimjis. ulu.
No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,
_sr____so_sr, __. o.
LOTS FOR SALE IN
ADDITION  "A"
.Adjoining llm fjovcrnmoiil lnwnsitu of XuNon,
AT $125 and UPWARDS,
with :t rtiliulc fur lniililiiigs erect od.    Tlio best, resident in I
properly in Nelson.    Value sure to inereuse.
Apply tn
-:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-
Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker.  Auctioneer
and Commission Agent,
Agi'iit  for N'elson iinil   West  Ivootenav  District, or to
IN'NKS & RICHARDS. Vancouver, li. C.
^_ac_sg^
Situated at the North End of Kootenay
and Head of Navigation.
A wagon road is now being constructed to connect the townsite with navigable water on Upper Kootenay Lake at DUNCAN CITY, which will enable
Prospectors bound for the GOLD FIELDS on the Upper Duncan River and
its tributaries to_ avoid navigating the difficult and dangerous water of the
Lower   Duncan   K-iver  besides   shortening   the   distance  from  14 to 7 miles.
Prices of lots will be /Idvar^eed ip Jei? Day5
Intending Purchasers, wishing io get in on the GROUND FLOOR,
should  apply at once for PRICES AND TERMS to
NELSON.
KASLO.
G-OI-ID-
SIL'VIEDR..
X.,_____D.
<;. \v. .itifMi.utnsox.
Xelson.
R. .1. Hk.m.icv.
Kaslo.
\V.  .1.   WILSON.
w. i-i:i:di-|.;.
WILSON & PERBUE.
    AT  - --
Nelson and Kaslo.
Will coiilrnrl   to supply miniiiK i ompaiiies anil  steam-
lioals willi I'rcs'j meal's, and deliver same al any mine
or  InndiiiK  in   llic   ICooH-niiy   I.aUe  i.-oiintry.
NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.
KASLO MARKET. Front Street.
FUBNITUREf PIANOS
jas. Mcdonald & co.
JOSEPHINE   STREET. NELSON,       -       -      -
< 'ari-y full lines nf all  kinds of
l-'lll-llil HIT   I'or  ri-sidl-lirl'S.   lintels.
and   ollii'i--.    .Mallrcssi".   iniiili-  lo
order,   and   al   prii-cs   lower  I hull
i-ii-li'iii and  i-nasl   maiiiil'iirl urei's.
TIIKV   AUK  A LSI I   AliKNTS   l-'dlt
Evans Pianos and  Doherty Organs
„„ CHARBSON OEALEY
REAL ESTATE
FINANCIAL -:- AGENTS
$10,000   TO   LOAN
ON REAL  ESTATE  SECURITY.
J, B. MABKS~I¥
Real Estate and
Mining-Bpokers.
ACK.VTS  I--IIU
TOWN  OF SEATON.
Office in BANK BUILDING, KASLO.
(The Nagle-Davies Crown Grant.)
The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.
The Head of Navigation at the North End of Koootenay Lake.
The Terminus. of the Government Trail.
The Only Flat  Land  Not Subject to Overflow and the Only Harbor at the North  End of Kootenay Lake.
As previonsly'announced by notices already published, the first 200 lots having been sold, prices are
Nov/ advanced to $100 for Insides, and $160 for Corners.
£_•?
<u
Terms, one-third eash, balance in 3 and 6 months.
k,    Managing- Agent,   STONE  BLOCK,   KASLO.   B. C.
t±
EEYELSTOKE
__._*-__»   __T-A.___:T_rs_P
GROCERIES, HARDWARE,
_>
W.  P. ROBINSON
iDuptity   Slii.-riiri
LICENSED   AUCTIONEER
XKI.StiN.   H. ('.
Atii-liiiii stt.li.-s iniiili.- ul ,-iii.v ptiint in W'csl. IviKileniiy
ili-l]-i.|. Tou'ii luls mid ininiliK t-liilnis IxiukIiI ttml sulil
(Hi cm mil issimi. A K'i'ii'-i'al ii'iil csliih- InisiiKtss I ntiiiK-lcil.
f lllicc I'or Hit; pi-csciil ul i-usitluiKX'. cornt-r ('hi-IhimiiIi: mill
Kiiiilirliuy si i-t-i:ls.
UNTIL
MAY 1st
KASLO.
JOE jP__^Si_E_ZI__ST
NELSON, B. C.
,',"!;,,"i.J'tmk I Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.
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is t ryii:^ In wcrk iipii sen! inirnt in  Knslo I
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uh.k.vhi si,,<-.-i„ mines t!■.•■■■ Kn.-i.,.       iNelson   Livery otable
.\l/riinr<;il tin* |ien|ile in" Xelsnn -ire nt.t
rich in iiioiit-y. I hey .'ire wealthy in I'lilui-e
|)."os|ie("(s. Future prosperls. Iiowevei.
e.-tniKit lie tlisetiiinleil  a!   ('il.Jier   Ihe l'..-ink
1'nsi.cii^crs iinil   IjaKKnK'-   Iriin.-l'i-n-i-il   In anil   from   llm
railway ilepnl anil slrainboal landini,'.    l-'n-inlil
liaillcil anil jnli Iciiiniii^ ildiic.   Stove
wood 1'nr Mile.
WILSON  .S:  W'll.l.lA.MSiiV
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J. & J. TAYLOB,
"TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"
Toronto, Ontario,
I    Freight for New Denver and Four Mile City
I   "Will be Hauled from Nakusp for 2 Cents a Pound.
A Special Rate made from New Denver and Pour Mile City to
Any K.ine in Slocan District.
I-'OI!   PAItTK'L'I.AliS AIM'LV TO
UNTIL.
MAY 1st
Hugh Mann, Nakusp, op L. N. Apmit, New Denver.
.MA.NTI-'ACTI'ltKHS UK
FIRE-PROOF
BURGLAR-PROOF
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VAULT   DOORS.
.ItiiiN .M. Ki-:i-:i--i-:it. .Ia.mks W. Si;.m,|.;
KEEFER  &  SEALE
TEAMSTERS.
,)oli learning ilonc.    Ilni-t! scvcrnl hiiiitli-i.-il corils of ^nnd
wood, uhirli will lit- sold ul. rciisimitlilc prittiis.
I.KAVK    IIKDI'ltH    AT
,T.  V.   Hninn   iV   Cn.'s.   Vernon   Stroot.   NbIhihi,
THE KASLO-
LinvciTEiD   __i__-_3i__xa?'_r.
Choice - Business - and - Residence - Property
Blocks A and B (water frontage) Now on he Market.
Anticipated Rush now on.   Prices will advance 25 per cent on and after April 1st.
O. T. STONE, Townsite Agent, Front St., Kaslo, B.C.
T. .1. KOADLKV.
MATIIKW (.TTIIIMK.
AND
REAL  ESTATE AND  MINES.
Commission  Merchants  and   Insurance  Agents.
Desirable Kaslo Property on Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kaslo-Slocan Mining  Properties for Sale.
Assessment Work Done and Abstracts Furnished Outside Parties.    Conveyancing.
OFFICE   TIN"   THE    STOILTjE    BXJnLHDinSTG-,   FKOITT   STZRrECZET,   KASLO.
____ THE  TOtBUttE:   frELSOS   B.C., THURSDAY, APRIL  13,  1803.  3  ur___  NERAL   MERCHAN  'T  _L.  ���  AGENT   FOR  A.  ���a  JL       JL  1  I  ��  F  Hit MO! IWANTflFiATi  Capitsl, ft"uri- -  $12,000,000  Best,   -    -    -     6,000,000  (.-          I'l-ii-i.lcnl   Vicr-IYe.-idenl  ,. .tiVncrnl .MiiniiLfi-r  Sir   IKI.VAi.il   A.   SMITIF   Hon. (;'���;<). a. i!i:i.'.M.\it)Ni)..  I-:, s. i-i.("n:.-iT(iN   _sr__:r_so_sr _3_a_\._src_3:  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  -���    m: wciii-s IN      LONDON   0_ii_]a__),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  iiikI in I lie ]ii-it!(-i|ial cilii'- in I'liiitulii.  Huy tinil  -ell  Slcrliiii;   KxclinnKe and   (.'ahle Trnn-fers.  <!U\XT CtlM.MIMSCIAI. AXI' TIJ.Wn.LKlis' t'lIKIMTS.  availa'nlc in tiny purl  ol" I lie world.  III! SI--IS  -t-i:i>: cu:.mictions m \ni:: i:-rc.  Bank of  British Columbia  (liii-(ii-|iin-.ilt-il liy Itiiyiil Charter. 1SI!_)  Capital (paid .up) ��600,000     .      $2,920,000  (Willi     |l(l\l-(!|-    ill    ilK-l-l-ilM-.l  Reserve Fund   -   ��260,00,0     .       $1,265,333  :isr__i__3o_<r _=K__._sro__c:i  Cti". I'.nkei-and Sliiitli-y Sis.  /'Xelsun. !!.('., Victoria, KC,  r> ��� Vancouver. II.f'.. Xane.inii), H.C.  lil'fljlfj lfi<3 ' New W'csliniiiMcr. H.C.. k'aiiil.inps.Ii.C.  Ul __UJ._3 I s.lM ,..,.���,<.,,,.���, t;..,.,., Portland, tiro..  L S(.-iUlUi.   Wash..  Tiicoinn.   Wash.  IIIOA!)   OI-'I-'K'K:   ft)   l.tiiiili.-ird  street,   I.O.VDOX,   Kiik.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA    Hank of Alnnlrenl mill hranclies:  <';i:i:i< 1 i;:!: Hunk nf Cnmmeree mul hranclies:  Imperial Hank of Canada anil hranclies.  Commercial Hank of Ahi 11 iIoba: and  Hank in' Nova Scotia.  I'NITI-:!) .ST.\TKS--Ai,'enls Hank IMoiitrenl. Nov,- Vtirk :  Dunk til1 Montreal. Cliii-iiK".  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On  anil  al'ler January I-I.  IKIH. Ilia rale nf interest  on  ii(-|iii:-il-4 will liti :���_ per rt'iil. iinlil fiti-llii-i- notice'.  ii11i!"c>i-in  i'iiiliu-<t.    Yet  we c:inii<>!, hcliuvc  llml; I lie;   limit',  ol' liiumm  jiM.-iiiimout  in  ihe iiiclIickI (if mincing  (,|u; ores  of Ihe  precious   iiiotals  luis  yot   bean   pouched.  Iluiiiiin   knowledge, sliill,   ingenuity and  |iL'i'sc!Voi-nnc-o niiist still haves triumphs to  win in Unit department ol' elTovl.    Tlioy  can with niuc-Ji confidence: be relied upon  lo find ways to make ])i-ofitab:e ihe working of ores so low in tfi-iide and so i-efrac-  t'.ory as lo be,   with  (he existing inetfiods,  practically  worthless.     .Some  individual  of   the   process    nieii    who   are   treated  slightingly ami  sneei-inp;Iy as visionaries  or cranks,   is  pretty  sure   some   day to  startle the mil in# world witli a cheapand  effective method of reduction which will  accomplish all that shall beelaimed for it.  The limit of human achievement has not  yet been reached  in  anything.     Anions  inventors and   scientific, discoverers it is  even difficult to distinguish between the  charlatan and  the genuine, between tho  crank and the Junius.  CANADA   AND   IRELAND.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  DAT!'; (H-'I.VTI-:i!l-:sT (at prc.-enl I !-'tH'!.' 1'i-rtVnt.  WOMEN'S   WAYS   EXPOSED.  Flirtation Is Merely a Duel Between Men and  Women.  Observation has convinced me that the  feminine llirt may be classed as belontriii-  lo the intellectual or the physical type.  The lirst is more uncommon and much  more (o be feared: the second is more  general, and her victims are among the  thousands. Uut they recover, while Ihe  victim of the lirst type is never tpiiLe the  same as he was before the battle. The  greal place to see the physical flirt is ii.  the dining-room of a large hotel. Drop-in  to have your dinner, anil your eyes light  on a woman wild 'holds you spell-bound;  tin; curve of her neck is perfection, the  roundness of her waist is a delight, and  . the softness of her looks fascinate you.  She gels up. walks across the room, anil  the perfectly feminine and almost musical  swaying of her hips, convinces you thai-  she is exquisitely formed. As yoiigazeat  her you arc-almost ashamed. I i' you could  you'would blush: as it is. you feel guilty.  Von manage to become acquainted with  her. The rings on her lingers, the girdle  about her waist, the bracelets on her  wrists, the-slippers on her feet, all tantalize you by saying: "Don t 'you wish  you were ' in ' my placer" Y'ou go  away from her intoxicated. "The next  day you meet her again. She asks some  simple service from you; you wish she  would ask you I'or your life.  That night you meet her at a dance: she  wears a rose-colored frock and says to you  that she chose it because she heart I you  say you liked the color. .She sits out the  roiilid dances with you and tells you,  "Now she can't leu another man put his  arm around her." and you are sure she is  a u'otltless. The l you give a dinner in her  honor, aud concealed in a huge bouipietof  roses is a ruby ring; you are horribly  afraid she won't- take it. but she picks il.  up and murmurs how glad she is thai, you  put in a ring that was pretty and not real,  for she can accept it as a joke, and you are  charmed with her cleverness. Then you  become her slave: you send her roses and  sweets and jewels, and you pay For dinners and theatre boxes, and anything that  will give her pleasure.  One morning you wake up and you realize the only side of you th.-t this woman  has pleased istlie physical one: thatsheis  as greedy as a parrot and about as senseless: that she knows how charming are  the curves of her lig.irc. ami she knows  perfectly well how to display them to you.  You swear a little bit at ynurse.i.nud then  vou say. "(hind-bye." Hut you are not  'much hurt. That sort of a woman has  made scratches, not heart wounds, aud  I'or that reason one ought to be thankful  that her number is many.  Then 'you meet the other woman the  intellectual llirt. Y'ou lunch one day with  an awfully pretty woman, and she has  witli her a' pleasant-facet I gin who is her  dearest friend. Yen enjoy eating the  luncheon and looking at tin; pretty  woman. In a vague way you remember  the other girl as a pleasant one: but. of  course, you know such a lot of pleasant  women.' The next day the pretty woman  tells you that after you went away her  friend said: " I can't' tell why that man  attracts me. but I am sure lie is a man  that thinks." And you lh nk you do.  Poor moth ! You make up your mind  that's a sensible girl, ami you want to  meet her again. S'ou do, ami you find  curiously enough, that she thoroughly iiu-  derstaiids you; that she appreciates your  great cleverness, understands your ambitions and comprehends just what you  ought to be. In a word, she is absolutely  svnipat hetic. She has your history at  the tips of her lingers, anil she understands your weaknesses as a doctor does  the diseases of his patients, and she caters  to each one of them.  A fter you nave known her I'or awhile  yon really begin to think.    She sayssome-  illi  ug that makes you conclude that you  are making a clever woman oi  her.   lor r.  never dawned on  you   that  she was that  before she met  you.    Then   you  find out  that she is a woman of whom   you   never  tire, and suddenly, ami horribly, it dawns  upon   vim   that   there are other men who  think the same.    Then you long to be the  oniy one.     if she  concludes   the game is  worth the candle slit; gives you that position.    If not. you are only one among (he  many.    If   she   docs,  she   will   piobably  make  you   happy: she will   never   bring  any discredit  upon  your  name, but you  wiii never be the only one, for  there wilt  dways be   men   around   her.    .Men   with  whom she- has a certain   intellectual sympathy.    If she does not become your wife  :hc wili take something  out   of  your iife  .vliicli   is   never   replaced.    The  physical  dirt can never do this, but the intellectual  tine can.    if  you, have   offended her she  .-an   make  you  feel  your own  littleness  until you wish  you might disappear, and  even   if she  refuses your love with-kindness there is a sore spot in your heart and  an everlasting longing for  the woman of  whom your sister says:    "I wonder what  men see in her; she is always well dressed,  but she is really nothing but a thoroughly  pleasant woman!"   And you look at your  sister  and wonder  if she  knows what a  P'lwer that is.    These are  the  black and  White types of flirts, but there are innumerable shades in between.  One of the most interesting is the reliant  one. She is usually a widow. Not a tall,  majestic one. but rather undersized. Anil  a little widow is a .dangerous thing. She  relies on every man slit; comes near: she  fcel is every man thatnien havealways been  good to her. and she can't help but believe  in them. 1 don't think there is a. man in  the world so wicked as to shatter this belief. .She always tells the truth" because  she says men understand, and they are so  delightfully simple and when she tells the  particularly outrageous truth they are  convinced she is lying. Although she is a  widow, she is uofc'funerenl. She is fond of  saying that dear Charlie believed the liv-  ingshould be considered and not the dead;  and little -Mrs. Crape is considering the  living with a feminine vengeance. All  is lish that comes to her net. but she particularly likes to rely on elderly men���  men who are ice to most women. She  has a pleasant way of speaking of Charlie,  as if he were likely to walk in at any  time, and she makes her men friends  feel quite at ease by assuring them  how much Charlie would have liked  them. She shows just a little bit of her  neck������just enough to make you wish to  see more, and if somebody suggests that  she should wear a low bodice she gives a  plaintive sigh aud says: "Oh. I wi 1 leave  thai; I'or young girls nowadays: though J  will confess to you that I should like to  show the dimples in my shoulders!" And  all the barbarian in you wakes up. anil  you feel like tearing from her the horrid  cloth that hides these dimples from your  eye.-.    Somebody said a-scarlet hitter I).  meaning Dangerous���should be put on  the breast of the little widow: but no one  would object to this more than her victims.  The motherly flirt is dangerous, so is  the baby one. The independent flirt is  usually only attrai tive to boys. Do I object tii llir'tation? Not if it is properly  conducted. It is the legitimate war of  woman upon man. Woman's weapon is a  thorn, and the shroud for each vit-i.ini is a  rose leaf. The woman who can flirt well  is an artist, but in the noble army of  coquettes the:sign should be: "No amateurs need apply."  The Process Man.  The process man is much less numerous  than he used lo be. Not many years ago  every cam]) of low grade or refractory  ores'used to receive continual encouragement from the ingenious and engaging  visiting individual who had a process  cheap and simple by which nil the silver  and gold could be exfr.ictod from the discouraging ores at rates which left a profit  to the owners. Now this person is seldom  seen. He is in scarcely more favor than  the 'divining-rod num. The reason is  simply because his record is one of almost  Is the  Priest  More  Powei-iul  Than  tiie   Civil  OlHciai.  T. \V. Itussoll. a member of the Jiritish  parliament", has returned to I-Cnglnnd full  of the idea that he has discovered iu Canada an object lesson which will stand him  in good steatl   in  slaying   any scheme of  home  rule.     He publishes  his a.-ticie iu  the Fortnightly under the title of ������American Side-ljights Upon Home Kule." After  pointing out the mischief of  Irish ride in  the large cities  of  the   I'nited States, he  comes   to   his subject proper, that of the  Irish   in   Camilla,    "here,   however, is a  province under the   British   Hag with the  identical   conditions   of   Irish   lite.    The  unionist contention   is that an  Irish parliament would be controlled by the Woman  Catholic church.    This is beyond all question the case in Quebec.    Cardinal Tasch-  ereau   is   iuliiu'lely more  powerful in his  palace than Mr. Chapleau can  pretend to  be at'Government house, infinitely more  powerful than Mr. Taillon and his cabinet.  And  if after  long  years,  as   the net result of this dual form of government"-,  we  find corruption in high places, "bopdling"  reduced to a science, the .provincial deut  rolling  up, the exchequer empty, education little short of a farce, the .British element   being .squeezed  out,  a stationary  population outside the towns, the Kngash-  speaking people paying five-sixths of the  taxation with no control over the government, and  a church, rich, arrogant and  powerful in the midst of a poor people���  what, 1 ask, iu the face of all this, are we  to say?  "Surely one Quebec is enough for the  nineteenth century. Why run the risk of  establishing another in Ireland? The object lesstni is plain enough.  "In Canada, which lias eight' parliaments for a 'population of live millions,  the people.are rapidly coming to the eon-,  elusion that they can have too much  of an expensive luxury. Jn LS07,  and but for Quebec, the union would  have been legislative and not federal.  The interest of Quebec prevailed. The  idea of the church in Quebecsurrenilering  its privileges to join in a legislative union  with oue parliament.could not be entertained, and the federal, system was  adopted. Why should Ulster be coerced  into an arrangement from which Quebec  was saved? Or what would be said if it  were proposed to puicc Protestant Ontario  under a big Roman Catholic Quebec?  What is this, after all, but' the Ulster  problem? Already the .Maritime Provinces are. talking of amalgamating their  three legislatures. In other provinces it-  is proposed toabolish the second chamber;  and the feeling gains ground that the  federal system involves too many ridiculous and costly assemblies. But that  can be said of the Canadian confederation  which cannot be said of the Irish proposals. It was entered into with the loyal  ami hearty acquiescence of the whole people. If there had been a hostile minority,  such as exists in Ireland, confederation  would have been an impossibility.  The Bell Telephone Patents.  Although Bell's original patent for an  electrical telephone has expired, telephones cannot yet be made in the United  States without infringing on patents held  by the Bell Telephone Company. Bell's  original patent was granted I'or 17 years,  dated March 7. IS7<i. and in the fifth  clause he claims "The method of. and apparatus for. transmitting vocal and other  sounds telegraphically, as herein described, by causing undulations, similar in  form to tilt; vibrations of the air accompanying the said vocal or other sound,  substantially as set forth." This claim  was held by the supreme courts of the  United States to cover any kind of telephonic apparatus in which an iindulntory  electrical current was used. This patent  expired March 7th, INU.'L Bell's second  patent, dated January ."jOth, 1X77, covers  the cons! ruction of the well-known Bed  instrument and Ihe parts thereof. This  patent runs i'or seventeen years from Ms  dale and will expire January MOl.h. IS!)I.  Not until I hat dale wiil the public be free  Lo make use of Bell's invention. Oilier  important patents are held by the American Bell Telephone Company which have  long terms to run.  GEMS   OF   THOUGHT.  The flame of the fagot does not enlighten  the mind.  A good man cares not for the abuse of  bad men.  To err is human, but only a fool will  persist in error.  How can death be an evil, as it is never  felt when it is death?  I believe neither in chance nor in'miracle but only in phenomena regulated by  laws.  I am quite at my case with a true man'.  ��� one who has in his heart and his head  the love of the human race.  The most philosophical desire is, that  life, should consist in a succession of pleasing emotions, and death be considered an  event neither (o be coveted nor feared.  I know of many systems of religion esteemed heathenish whose precepts (ill the  reader with shame, and provoke him to  new endeavors, though it be to the performance of rites merely.  I once asked a distinguished judge of  New York what he had learned by sitting  thirty years upon the bench. He answered  promptly, "The difficulty of arriving at  truth through human testimony."  Is theie any oue niaxiin by which a man  may leg late his whole life? It is simply  to act towards others as we would desire  they should act toward us. We need but  I his rule alone; it is the foundation of all  our duties.  No educated man who has acquired but  the most superficial kno-wledge of nature,  stiil less a man proficient in science, can  at this day believe iu a miracle or in the  possibility of anything happening in opposition to the recognized laws of nature.  Wet the Lips and Avoid Disease.  "This is a habit that I have forced myself into until now I ilo it unconsciously  even at my own table." said the doctor, as  he raised his glass of port and drank it.  1 looked at him to see what he meant  by the habit, but strive as I might J  couldn'tsee the indications of any "habit."  So I asked:  "What habit?"  "Why, look," lie replied. "I always  moisten  my lips  before  I drink.    It is a  i-S5  HOTEL ]Q  .-*���- ��._.  A  ���c-j-'��wa.  :______* v  ^��..'rf->" -- J*' - '   :r.5^&SS��l'-'_A. "    "  __    Nelson, B. C.  j_r-J�� |;.--r-^l jJ-^-^yI,:  Billiard and'  Pool Room.  Hot and  Cold Water.  Electric Bells.  Baths.  Flush  Closets.  ::z_���,;-__>_��_��__����������*_j��_j-^i��._j.��?*i. ..iffiiy:,..-._r y\     Tl      Til      ���  ������   _^-* ��� __-��*-r^~j���-^_v-���-1���^-_^.���� �����; ^ 7  I'l-tiiu-iclor.  TO THE  E/}SJ  and  The Kootenay Cotintry is 300  Miles nearer the Eastern  States and Canada via Bonner's   Perry   than   any   other  route.  U/ESJ  and  SOiJS^  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's Ferzy with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  Km- SiiiikiiiiL-. 1'tiKi-t Stimul. SI. I'iiul, (-'liicnKO mid  point.-; til (.'itiiiitlii ,-iiitl llic Ku.-.U'1-ii Sltilus.  l-'ot- t'tii-tliui- iiifdi-iiiiilion apply lo tlie (illlt.-ci-s of !li<;  liotilsoii llic Milliner's Kerry run; U> .1. A. .McXiili. ti^unt,  (ii-eiil N'nrlliui-n Uaihvuy. Honnur's Kerry. Itl.-ilin: II. II.  SI. .loliii. gunurul iiKont. .Spokane, WaMi.; II. A. .IoIiiimiii,  (livi-ion passenger and freight tiKenl, Seattle. Wash.: II.  G. MeMieken, tjeneral agent, I Palmer House block, Toronto. Out.: or K. 1. Whitney, general passenger and  ticket agent, St. 'Paul, -Minn.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  The company's; A1 passenger and freight .steamer  W.  HUNTER  0. L. KSTAHIiOQK blaster  (tor head of Slocan lake daily at I p.m.  I for Konr. Jlile C'ity and foot i>r Slocan  j    lake on Wednesdays and Saturdays  V   alt! a. m.  Leaves head of .Slocan lake for New Denver daily at S  p.m. ,  Leaves foot of Slocan lake for Knur.Mile ('lty and New  Denver on Wednesdays and Saturdays at. 1) a.m.  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  LKAVKS  MOW  DKNVKIt  Notice to Taxpayers.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial  revenue taxes for the year ISH.'iarc now due and payable  tit inv otlice at the following rules:  If paid on or before Juno IWtli. .18:M.���Provincial revenue, i'.'i percapia: one-half of one per (tent on real property: two per cent on wild land: one-third of one per  cent on income.  If paid after June HOth, 18113.���Two-thirds of one per  cent on real property: two anil one-half per cent on wild  land: one-half of one per cent on personal property:  three-fourths of one per cent on income.  T. II. (1IKKIN.  Assessor and collector southern division of  West Kootenay district.  Xelson. Kebruarv i:tth. 1S!��.  COUNTY   COURT.  A sitting of the county court of ICootenav district will  be holden at Nelson on the llitli day of Ihiv, I.S'CI.  T. II. (IIKKIN. I legist rar of the County Court.  Nelson. H.C.. March-_st. ISI.'I.  DISSOLUTION   OP   COPARTNERSHIP.  We, the undersigned, have this day tniil ually agreed  lo dissolve the heretofore existing unn-gi-lered partnership between us. Kioin and after this date the linn of  Ward & Dick ceases lo exist, Henry II. Ward paying  the debts of (he pai-lnership.  Dated, this'.".It Ii day of .March. IMlX  Wit.vkss: IIAIll.'Y  II. WARD,  A.  W. (looilcnough. AIITIII'l: C.  DICK.  ELECTION   OP   OFFICERS.  A meeting of t he charter members of the South ICootenav Hoard of Trade for the election of olllcers will be  helil in Ihe club rooms in Houston block. Nel.-oii, at t  o'clock p. to. on Saturday, April lat.li. ISM.  (IKOIICI-: A. HICKLOW. sccrelarv.  Nelson. H. ('.. March _Ktli. IMt.  NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that Henry Anderson, as agent  for the Pacilic l'iiillion .Mining Company, has tiled the  necessary papers and made apnlical ion for crown grant*  iu favor of I hi- mineral claims known as the Spokane and  Trinket, situate in the llol Springs camp, Ainsworth  mining division of West Koolenay diMriel-. Adverse  claimants, if any, will forward their object ions wit bin llu  days from dale of public-it ion of ibis not ice.  N. I-Tr/.STI'HHS. gold commissioner.  Nelson, H. (:., Kobruary Ilth, IS'.Kl.  The undersigned hereby gives not ice of his intent ion to  ajiply to tin- stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay  dist rict for a license to sell liipior at his hotel al  Kaslo.  II.  K. MOKKHKCK.  Dated. Kaslo, March I.HIh. I TO.  The undersigned hereby give mil ice of their intention  lii apply to the si ipciidinrv magiMralcof West Koolenay  district for a license to .-ell lienor iu llu-ir hotel at l-'oiir  MileCitv. .IAMKS  HOWK.S.  Dated, March-.'ml. I.S'.I.'I. .IOSKPII TO I,M IK.  The undersigned liereby gives not ice of his intent Ion to  apply to the stipendiary' magistral!! of We.-I Koolenay  district for a license In' sell liipior at his hold al the  forks of Carpenter and Cody creeks, iu the Slocan mining division of said district. CJIAIti.KS KKNT.  Dated, March 21th, IMO.  sin-o prevailttilivn of* any disease Unit,  iiii^ht, lie coni i-iietetl by Ihe means of (In-  tfiiis-:. Simply wei, both lips I hoi on,_lily  wiUi your tongue. Than you ,-u-e sale,  (iiass. ytiu know, wiil rel.-iin ^ernis very  persistently. If your lips are web when  they loucli Uio #l;;ss you will nol, eon (met,  diseases. ��� Of course, in reputable, saloons  the glasses are carefully washed in hob  wttlcr. but in ninny places llioy are not.  and il, is belter to be on the sale side.  "I have known so many people who  have contracted different diseases in (his  way thai I set, tiboul to think out a preventative. This moistening of (he lips is  the result, and I find it is absolutely  sure."  M  /*  \  ^taiirapt,  Next   Door   to   the   Madden   Hotel,  NELSON, B. C.  MRS. W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  uiunm mil  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop.  Extensive Imppovsments  Now Completed.  ALL ROOMS REFITTED  and Refurnished'.  -Finest Wines, Liquors ami Cifjaiv  AT TIIK  ll.MJ.  in the Market   Special  Attention to'Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  The only rest an rant in Nelson tlial keeps 0|>en  AND  _^_J  > :*: ��>  PRIVATE     BOXES   FOR    LADIES.  THE  NELSON, B.C.  Hansen   &   Blombeng",   Proprietors.  A  0  Vernon Street, Near Josephine.  OPPOSITE  CITY WHARF.  =----���NELSON, B. C.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay  Closest' Hotel to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS  THE  EAST  BAKER ST.,   NELSON,  Is one of the liesl. lintels in Toad  Mountain ili.-lriet.. and  is the liead(|iiai-tci-.--. for ]ire..-|ii-etoi-s and  working   miners.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,   Props.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved for  MAHONEY &-LUNDBURG  Kaslo.  lis ���fiie^'ts thus obtiiinitiK splendid  Views of both mountain and ���river.  Tiie EoGins  AUK CO.MKOIST.Mtl.K IX  ���   sizi-r  The Table  '  IS   Till-;   IIKST   !S   THE  .MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE   BAR  IS   FIRST-CLASS.  HE  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  Willi a  fronlaKo touiinls  IContenay river, and is ntwly  fiii-nislied throughout.  Front St., Near Steamboat Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DKVIilN   i<C   JIcKA V.      -    -     IVnlinetoi-:  TIIK  ISIvST (TISIN'K  tin-: i'.kst i;i-:i).s  Till-:   I'.KST  OK  KVKK YTIIIXf;  -r-r-H  rr+.-f-'  rM-'  CCEUR     D'ALENE  Front Street,  KASLO,- B. C.  JOHN    F.   WARD,    Manager.  The Very Best  of  Everything*.  drai?d - ^ptral  HOTEL.  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  KASLO  A. Ac .1. VLKTCMKH: - I'l-.iiii'it-loi-s  ArroM.MiiiiATiu.ss rilt.-T .class.  SlitK'' leaves (iranil t'enlral fur W'ulsini,  Ue.-ir Lake Cily.  Three Kiirks. New llenver and all jHiinl-in  lliti Kasln-Sloi-iui di-liiel.  _?_3:__   TA.BLE  Is supplied with everything in the market, the kitehen  being tinder the immediate siipi-i-vi-iun nf a  e.-ilerer tif lnrKe experience.  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  OK  IIIIKIt.  A I.I:.   WINK.   WHISK V   ANIl  CIIIAIIS  INTBBNATIONAL  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything*.  The I ul fi-mi t iritiitl has it eiitiifni'ialily fiimi-linl paflnr fur  ladies, and the minus arc huvc and furnished  newly   lliriiii^'hniil.  THE  TABLE  IS   NOT  SURPASSED  It V    ANY    llliTKI.    IX    Till'.    KIIOTKNA V    colNTIt V.  A SHAItl-: 111' TIUNSILNT Tlt.Mii: Sdl.IClTLIl.  The   Sample Room 1h Stocked with Choice  Liquors and Cigars.  Jas.  Dawson & B. Craddock,  Proprietors.  TKl.KI'lltl.VK   III.  g!gz?3____S_EE^^  -a  81  AS  ���mv y-*j*P-W- 7_�� 1VM) ^mwja  4-Y   v  'if r  >\  -TTJ"������-���*��� 4  Ti-'iK TkihuisR: n"!_'Lmo'n, B.o, TirrrRBo;\v Armr, \-a, m?>.  a   c  a specialty  ___D>  TifTI  at U/J^olesale Oply.  ?  I\T_EGI_SO__nT.  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW    APVERTIS-MBNTS. i  licre lie wilI Iryand   sell some ol' the pro:  tlut-ls ol' the lio.val City planing mills. <>i"  which  he is local manager al Vancouver.  Archie Fletcher ol'  this (���Y.-iixl   (,'entral  hotel at. Kaslo puts in every other day at.  Nelson.    I!i' is   uncertain   what    to   do--  whether to live in Nelson and do biisiiuiss  in Kaslo. or vice versa.  " i Ii" Sweet is now running' tins Nelson  bottling works, having resi^'iieil as engineer on tiie sltiiimiir Nelson.  l-'i-iink l-'lel: her. Land ('iiiiiiiii-.-iiii.-n-r. el.-.. .Velsoii Lois  in XeKon and i liici- luu'lis and lo\vii-,i;r-.  Hen l-jlinu'lini. Nci-on- -Alei-clianl - lioiel p-s(niir,-nil.  K. ('. Carpenlcr. 'I'lin-e l-'urks   Tiiree I'i.iUs hotel.  .1. l-'n-d Ilium- and William iliniler. Xcl.-on - Ailviiiiee  in price nf lots in l-'oin- .Mil'- Cil v.  l-'red .1. Sipiirc. XeNon    Mcrcliant Inilnriii^.  L. K. Ilarrisnii. NeNim ��� Law oilice.  LOCAL   N3WS   AND   GOSSIP.  ��� .loiin \Y. Ijivers of Wallace. Idaho, has  purchased tiie drugstore and fixtures ol'  II. F. Mot-rocks k, Co. at Kaslo.  Camp life has commenced around Kaslo.  Scores ol' tents are set up on the outskirts  of town and in the several coves across  the hay. .Many prospectors ami others  arts on hand awaiting the time to go into  the hilis.  Kasio is metropolitan at last. A hoot-  black has arrived there and set up a regular city stand.  .lolni M. Burke & Co. have, purchased a  new building antl a lot on the south side  oi" Front street. Kaslo. which will hereafter lie used as their hank.  Mrs. Hohert Jackson and Miss Mary  'Boyle of Kaslo have returned From Spokane.  Peter Lai-son. who has been awarded  the contract of building the Nelson A: Fori  Sheppanl railroad, has spent several dol-  laos a/ready in this neighborhood. lie  was one ol' the Fslei- syndicate that had a  bond on (.lie Dandy mine in IN'M.  Some people art.1 beginning to acknowledge they were mistaken in regard to Ihe  building ol' the Nelson <_: Fort Sheppard  railway, and one ol' these people is W. \\.  Will ol'New Denver. ! le is now iu Nelson  looking around i'or money enough to pay  the bets he will lost.-.  James Delaney is down From New Denver and reports that place vt.-ry (piiet. all  owing to this dispute over the ownership  ol' the townsite.  A. J. Marks returned From Spokane on  Tuesday, lie did not bring hack a single  artiste I'or his projected theatre, but he  did bring back news that Josh Da vies lias,  all at once, taken a great interest in  Nelson.  Wilson Hill came down From the head  of Slocan lake on Wednesday. Me reports  Mill Brothers & Co.'ssawniill running, and  that the demand For lumber would lie  large if only tho townsite muddle at New  Denver was settled.  Sam Woods of New Westminster is in  Nelson. Sam is an old-time Canadian  ���'Pacific conductor, and is in hopes of getting a passenger train on the Nelson ��Sc.  Fort Sheppard.  jfc is said that Joshua Da vies would like  to have "Bogusstowir" included within the  limits of the tract sought to be incorporated as the town of Nelson. OF course,  tiie people of Nelson are only too willing  to accommodate their dear Friend and  Avell-wisher From Victoria.  The president oF the Consumer's Waterworks Company, so Far. has Failed toans-  AVtsr the telegram sent him in rtsg.-ird to  the breakdown of his comptiiiy'ssysteni of  works at Nelson.  H. C. .Ferguson, the only member of the  "Vancouver' Board of Trade who knows  the geography of West Kootenay district,  arrived   in   Nelson   on   Tuesday.    While  . F. TEET1L &  TT  c_  ��5   AND  ___. *_? or  ___��  M_53BC_E-IJ__I\rTS.  PP1P0C1 flflVQ  JOHN HOUSTON & CO.  General Agents  Four Mile City.  Sirs: On   and after the  1st clay of May, the  price 'of lots in Four  Mile City will be advanced to $ 15 0 for  in-  sides and S200 for corners.  Terras of payment  to remain s am e as  heretofore, that is,  half cash, balance  in  four and eight months  without interest.  Please notify all sub-  agents .  Yours truly,  J.   FRED   HUME  WILLIAM   HUNTER  Nelson,   April    10th.  A lai-f  and eoiiipleli- slock of 1 he leadinii  lines nf  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Balcer and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Oflice  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telepliov.o.  1  J_  n  m  T  a<  brFoeories. rpovisions. MPQware.. stoves, ana linwape.  *)  ?  Plumbing  and   Tin-Roofing a  Specialty.   Stocks  full  and., complete in every Department, and the Public will find it  to their advantage to inspect Goods and compare Prices.  John  p  lag'ePo   '    East Vernon Street, Nelson.  -QT1QPQ  ullu  "WHOLESALE   ^___\T_D   BETAIJ  <_ v  .   and  Lunch  oen  ARRIVING.   ;  llel'ore ^ivini? ymir nrders In   l-'nn iifii 'I'ailnrs.call nil  me, :.ee t^nnds. and e;el  |irici.s.  F. J. SQUIRE,  .,   . Mereliaul  Tailor.  ('i)i-iier .'inker and  Ward streets. Nelson.  TURNER  BROS.  MXTSIC    __-_NrX)   STATIOKTBET  TIIK   I.ATHKT  .Ml'SIC.  (iOOIl  .\SH(II_-.MI-:.N-|- OF  HOOKS, TOYS,   KTC.   KTC  IIKI.I.   I'lANIIS   AMI   IIIJUA.N'S.  SIMSI.'lt SKUI.VC   .MACII INKS.'  Timing and  rup.-iiriiiK a specialty.  No. 2. Hcraston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  er  Night and  Day  Hot and Gold Lunch  ���ffou/ i^e/idy:. .porj. BUSINESS  One and all CALL and SEE ME.  BEN EDINGTON,  Proprietor.  HOTEL  I-:. C. ('.Altl'KNTKi;. Alanager.  ALL THE PRINCIPAL MINES in .Slocan dislriel  i-aii be reached in from I.wo to seven miles from l.liis  hotel, wliieli is located al Three ,l-'orUs on Carpenter  ereek.  THE DINING- ROOM is tinder the immediate .-nper-  inlendenee of,Mr. (.'. Howeii, I'oriiierly ol' llie Windsor irotel. Untie. Molilalia, and Ihe I Jokers Hotel  Missoula. Montana, who will see lo it t'lint Ihe enisiia-  ol' the Three l-'urks is not excelled liy thai of any  liolel in West. ICootenay.  SPECIAL RATES will he made for weekly hoarders.  Private rooms I'or transient Kiiests.  A New Railway Under Construction..  FEOJSTT   STJRZEIEIT-  _E_C_A_SX_0_  Clothiiig, Dry Goods, BootsrShoes, BroeBPies, Hardware, Iron and.Steel  '"'. MINING ��� COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  ^AmOL-HS-^-l-E.  J___ ��^-  ��_5  J !   (__)_, _��__>_     (__;.  _S.__T__.I1_.  "WIT___   ji_   I___.K,G_3   __._ST_D    C03VC_?____T_��1   STOCK   OIT  Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, f  Builders' and Miners' Supplies.      i  HEAD THIS AD. ONE MONTH LATER.  Buy Befor^ tf?e /T\ar^et losses  In the RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING a__ RESIDENCE  EEEATE   ALLOWED   FOE   G-OOD    BTJILDI-TGS.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices,  Maps.  Etc., to  h  r  THE CENTRE OF THE LARDEAU COUNTRY.  3  Land   Commissioner  Columbia &   Kootenay   Railway Co.  ISTELSOlNr,  IB. O.  We also carry a large stock of  DIAMONDS,  JEWELRY,  WATCHES,  CLOCKS,  Etc.,  Etc.,  And we sell at Eastern Prices  Watch Repairing a Specialty  factory and pay cash  be as represented.  Come and See Us.  Ii.   II.  I.KK.  Nnhiry  IMililii-.  II.AIIIIV  II.  WAIill  (LATE N. N. COLE & CO.)  rs  Mr. A. D. Emery of the above firm is now in the Kootenay country with a full line of samples,  taking- orders for spring and summer.  OFFICE:  The Largest Choice of Good Business Locations in Kaslo.  Several Promising Claims for Sale on Reasonable Terms.  Local Agents for Slocan City and Four Mile City.  Conveyancing.  PBOIsTT   STZRZEZET,   5_I____SI_0,   _B_. C.  .A-TDJOi-sriisra- c3-_s,_^._sr__> c__3srT_fi__.11. hotel.  INSIDE LOTS IN FOUR MILE CITY ADVANCED PBOM ISO TO 75.   SECURE ONE!  $Mi  m  ij.'-iT'. ������j-w-:  'ir-r-s-:._.  iSf*_"i-,-_- w*

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