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The Tribune Apr 6, 1893

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 .East ant) TJUest Kootenay  Have   Better 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  YEAR.-NO.  BETTER HAYE BEEN LEFT ALONE.  J>  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, THURSDAY, APRIL   G,  1893.  PRICE  TEN  CENTS.  THE   AMENDMENTS   TO  ACT    ARE    USELESS  THE    MINERAL  CHANGES.  If  Many More Such Amendments are Made,  the Act Will be Worse Than it was, in  1830,   When   its   Provisions  Wore   Conilict-  ing   and   Ambiguous Judging   by   Their  Work, the Mining Committeo Know Nothing Whatever of Pro3pecting.  The long-looked-for amendments to the  - Mineral Act are itL last brought in, ami  tho question illicit bo asked, "Why wore  thoy brought in at all, ami if brought in,  why kept back until tho last days of the  session?" As brought in, thoy in no way  improve the law; in fact,'they make the  law worse than it i.s tit present.  The experience of the year 1892 demonstrated that the law should be changed,  so that large areas of land could not be  staked for purely ('speculative .purposes  tind so that the boundaries of claims  should be more plainly marked. Aside  from those, no changes were advocated  by the men who follow prospecting as a  business. To render tho staking of largo  areas impossible, it was suggested that no  claiinshould be recorded until the locator  had found mineral in place, or had performed a certain amount of work on tho  claim. This suggestion, if it had been  adopted, would have put a stop to "snow  locations," tind would have been a. great  benelit to the men who search for mineral,  and not for surface ground for speculative  purposes.  Tho other change was equally important, for as now staked, it is often very  difficult, and sometimes inipot-s'ble, for  the piospeetor to determine whether he is  on vacant ground or on a claim already  located. It was suggested that all the  side and end linos oi claims be marked by  stakes, and that a stake be planted where  the mineral was discovered m place. This  suggestion litis, in a way, been acted on,  but in suclra way that claims are not as  definitely marked a.s at present, for now  one of tiie side lines is marked by stakes.  Of gupurst*^ will be argued tliat.stakes are  --ajso 'to-be qalttcCt-laLthe corners ota..olaim:  but that, however, is not mandatory, for  it says that "as soon as possible" legal  posts'shall be placed at each corner of the  claini. "As soon as possible" i.s very indefinite tind not a good phrase to incorporate in a law.  The following are the amendments as  reported by the mining committee:  THU   PKOPOSKI)  AMIOXIIMKNTS.  2. The section substituted by the "Mineral Act (1891) Amendment Act. 1892,' for  section 15 of the''Mineral Act, 1S9T," i.s  hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof-bo it  enacted:  "1:"5. Aminerat claim shall be marked by  two iogttl posts, placed.its near as possible,  on the iino of the ledge or vein, and the  posts shall be numbered L and 2, and tho  distance between posts 1 tind 2 shall not  exceed fifteen hundred feet, the line between posts Nos. I tind 2 to be known as  the location line, tind upon posts Nos. 1  and 2 shall be written the name given to  the mineral claim, the name of the locator, and the date of the location. Upon.  No. 1 post shall bo written, in addition to  the foregoing, 'Initial post,' the approximate compass bearing of No. 2 post, and a  statement of the number of feet lying to  the right and to the left of the line from  No. 1 to No. 2 post, thus: 'Initial post.  'Direction' of post No. 2. feet of this  claim lie on the right, and feet on the  left of the line from No. 1 to No. 2 post.'.  "All the particulars required to be put  on No. 1 post shall bo furnished by the  locator to the mining recorder at the time  the claim i.s recorded, and shall form a  part of the record of such claim.  "When a claim has been located and recorded, the holder shall immediately mark  tiie line between posts iS'os. 1 ami 2 so that  it can be distinctly seen; in a timbered  locality by bla/.ing trees and cutting underbrush, tind in a locality where there is  neither timber nor Underbrush he shall  set legal posts so that such line can bo distinctly seen.  "The locator shall also place a legal post  at the point where he has discovered rock  in place, on Avhich shall be written, 'Discovery Post;' he shall also set a legal post  tis soon as possible at each corner of his  claim, on jvlrich'ishall be written, 'A. B.'s  claim, N. IL C (meaning northeast corner), 'A. 13.'s claim, N. YV. C. (meaning  northwest corner), as the case may be:  Provided, that when the claim i.s surveyed,  the surveyor shall be guided entirely by  posts I and 2, and the notice on No. 1, the  initial post, and the records of the claim.  "It shall not be lawful to move No. 1  post, neither shall it be lawful to move  No. 2 post, except for the corrrction of  distance by the Provincial Government  surveyor. Nos. 1 and 2 posts shall govern  the direction of one side of the claim.  "(a) The holder of the mineral claini  shall be entitled to all minerals which  may lie within his claim, but he shall not  be entitled to mine outside the boundary  lines of his claim continued vertically  downwards:  "(b) This act shall not prejudice the  rights of claim owners, nor claim holders  whose claims have been recorded under  former acts."   Nelson not Napping.  A recently arrived business man from  Montana   remarked   the   other   day   at  Kaslo,  iu comparing  the advantages of  the different   towns on   Kootenay .lake:  "'Nelson laid low and captured the Board  of Trade plum while Kaslo. people wore  wa.tching the rise iu town lots.    The next  thing they will know Nelson will be made  :i- port of entry.    "When town lots tit Kaslo  have reached  their highest point and are  on tho decline, the citizens may wish they  had devoted some of their energies toward  securing    public   institutions,    ti   decent  wharf, and several other imperative improvements for a stable town.    The horde  of realty vendors will only go elsewhere  to boom some other place tit the expense  of Kaslo should the town show the least  signs  of  weakening.    One  thing can be  said about Kaslo that was never seen in  any other, mining camp, that is, nearly all  the prominent mining men are in the real  estate  business.   But like Spokane   and  other cities, when a realty craze is ou the  people, there is no use of' calling their attention to substantia! matters."  LARDO   HAPPENINGS.  LATESTTTSTEAMBOAT   NEWS.  &  The excursion party from Kaslo on Sunday was quite a largo one, and had it not  been, for the disagreeable weather they  would have had a pleasant time viewing  one of the future greats of southern Kootenay.  Fletcher ��fc Taylor's hotel is now completed and will be opened on Wednesday  for the entertainment of prospectors,  iniiiers, and speculators who intend trying  their luck in the great unprospected and  undeveloped region between the head of  Kootenay lake and the Canadian Pacific.  The owners of the townsite have set  apart money with which to build a wharf,  and tis soon tis the pile-driver can bo got  ii]) from Nelson work will bo commenced.  Tiie plans tire till ready, tind when completed it will be the best wharf over built-  by that scientific contractor, Jim McDonald.  Hampton 6c Hopkins of Spokane, who  have stores at Northport and Coulee City,  Washington, intend putting in a store at  Lardo, and will erect a two-story -18x(i()  foot building.  back from . the east,  buy a sawmill plant,  putting in a founda-  arc putting up a now  John Sucksmith is  where he went to  He has men at work  tion for the mill.  Morris & Lefergey  store building, and'will have   a   stock of  merchandise in it within the month.  Several   mineral  claims, said   to   show  promising indications, have  been located  within a mile of the townsite.  ;:.ThV"town" is  full  of-]),  penjters, town-lot buyers, and  men  look  ing for work.  A. C. Pearson, who run the first laundry  ai.id bathhouse in Kaslo, brought till his  L,outfit<to Lardo on his way to open a hotel  at the sulphur springs, ten miles up the  government trail from Lardo. His building is already ready for occupancy.  The State of Idaho Will Not be Sold to the C  K. S. N. Co.  A rumor was current in Nelson last week  that   the  manager   of  tho   Columbia   6c  Koolenay  Steam   Navigation   Company  was negotiating for the  purchase of the  new steamboat, State of Idaho, now building tit Bonner's Ferry, to the end that his  company would  have no  opposition   on  Kootenay lake.   By   careful   inquiry  at  Bonner's* Ferry Tmi! Trii'UNI* learns 'that  there is no truth in the rumor.   On being  interviewed   captain   Laneau,  the   principal stockholder of the company that is  building the boat, stated:    "We have received no proposition from the C. 6c K. S.  N. Co., and would entertain none on that  subject if we should, and 1 authorize The  Triruxr to deny the report absolutely."  Continuing, captain Laneau said:  "While  wo are speaking of navigation matters,  allow nie to say that an  article recently  printed   in   the   Spokane   Chronicle,   to  the effect that the Great Northern railway  had  made through rates  to Nelson and  Kootenay Lake points over the C. 6c K. S.  N. Co.'s line, is very misleading and was  probably so intended.    The Great Northern will give the C. 6c K. S. N. Co. no advantage over any opposition line."  The State of Idaho will be com pic tell by  the middle of the month. The Spokane  will be running some time next week,  when a daily service will be given from  Bonner's Ferry to Kaslo and Nelson. The  Nelson had to break through ice in the  bends in the river, and was hindered a  little by floating trees and saw logs, the  latter being run down to the mouth of the  river, there to be boomed and towed to  Buchanan's mill at Kaslo.  On the Columbia river, the Lytton has  not yet been able to get above Tineup  rapids, and until she does travelers will  not be apt to take that route if they can  avoir! it.  AINSWORTH   MINING-   NEWS.  Not a Competitive Route.  The people in the Kootenay Lake country imagined that the Great Northern  railway was a competitor i'or all business  destined for this section; but it is not.  About a month ago a Kaslo business man  placed an order for a carload of glass with  a Winnipeg house, instructing the house  to ship the goods by way of Bonner's  Ferry. The house now informs the Kaslo  man that the Great Northern will not receive-. Jreigkigftji-t Winnipeg for any point  ctors, ciir-;pSi'r;K"o6tena^��Make;anrli-hattheoixier.will  either have to be placed elsewhere or be  shipped via Kevelstoke, where it will lay  until navigation i.s open a month hence.  This, to say the least, is annoying. Tiie  glass is needed for buildings now erected  and rented.  The Prospects for the Coming Summer Considered Bright.  The owners of the Highlander are trying to redeem themselves. Last fall they  suspended operations on the mine simply  because the men at work would not build  cabins in which to live during the winter, but now they have quite �� large force  at work under the superintendence of A.  Stalberg. There are two veins in the  claim. The first one was tapped by the  tunnel some time ago, anrl a drift is now  being run on it, and is said to be in a fine  body of good-grade ore. The tunnel is  also being extended to tap the other, or  "Little Donald," vein.  The boys who were driving the Shafer  company tunnel had to quit, when in 171  feet, on account of foul air anrl powder  smoke combined. The ground was very  hard also, so hard that wages could not be  marie at the price paid. Manager Johnson  is expected in from Seattle soon, when  arrangements will be perfected to drive  the tunnel by machinery.  The Mile Point company will start a new  tunnel, about eighty feet lower than the  original one, and expect to run 150 feet  before they strike the vein. In their  prospecting tunnel they had six feet of  ore, wliich ran from 40 to 345 ounces of  silver to the ton.  The Skyline company are simply waiting for the snow to disappear before they  commence the construction of their stamp  mill at the mine.  The Neosho company have a man putting their machinery in order, anrl superintendent Wallace passes his time vibrating between the recorder's office and the  snow banks near the mine, estimating the  rapidity with which the snow is going off  and occasionally swearing at the Almighty  because of the dirty weather.  It is reported that the Highland is  bonded, by Mr. Stevenson, an expert from  Fastorn Oregon, at a pretty round sum.  At any rate Charlie Olson, one of the  owners, lias stopped his praise of the  mine, which he has never yet done before,  and keeps very mum on the subject.  Several other mines will be working  soon, but the late spring affects this district unfavorably.  WERE   NOT   SUCCESSFUL  Kootenay.   The following particulars are  taken from the Golden Fraof March 25th:  "This week there litis been quite a nutter of excitement in Golden and along tho  banks of the Columbia river to Spilimi-  chene. - In one of tho numerous ranches  en route  to Windermere  there resides a  Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson.    One day  last week Mr. Johnson  had  business calling him to Golden, and on his way down  he met a man.by the name of Lainour.  This fellow knowing  the  master of the  ranch was away, went fo the house, saw  Mrs.   Johnson,   who   is   much   respected  throughout the country/and  made, so it  is said, an attempt to criminally assault  her.   He is supposed to have used violence,  but owing to the resistance offered, the  affair ended in ah attempt only.    Lamour  was arrested by constable Kengrave, and  he  will  have a  preliminary hearing tomorrow."         NEW   DENVER   NOTES.  NELSON PRONOUNCED THE TOWN  THAT WILL  HAVE A SOLID AND  STEADY  GROWTH   FROM   NOW   ON.  The Building of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Railway Means Much for the Whole Kootenay Lake Country, and will Tend to Keep  Nelson in the Lead as the Solldest Town  in Inland British Columbia.  A Timely Hint.  The following, dated Kaslo, March30th,  was received by Tine Trihunk for publication. It should be carefully read by  British subjects who, in disposing of mining interests in this province, take part of  the purchase price in real estate in Washington, as under the laws of that state an  alien can buy real estate butcannot sell it:  "In view of some deals 1 have lately  heard of as liable to be consummated between claim owners of this section anrl  Spokane parties, in which real estate in  that city is to be trader! off i'or mines or  prospects' here. Although 1 am not aware  of the nationality of the persons- concerned in the transactions up to date, 1  think it highly important to draw the attention of all British subjects aud other  non-American citizens to the present  alien laws of the State of Washington.  Spokane, will assuredly be quite an important market for the mineral claims of  West Kootenay, anrl in many deals Washington real estate is certaiu'to be offered  in lieu of cash payments; anrl as aliens,  although legally eligible to acquire land  iu that state, are not permitted torlispose  of it in any way whatsoever, without first  declaring their intention to become citizens of the United States, it behooves  such of them as would be unwilling to  adopt such measures, to inform them-  soives thoroughly on this head."  Tho Sway of the Ice King Over.  The spring weather, although the dirtiest anrl most disagreeable ever experienced iu the Kootenay Lake country, has  already made changes. The Bonner's  Ferry road  is a  thing of the past, anrl  notwithstanding the wail of the people of  Bonner's Ferry over the alleged steamboat discrimination against their town,  the steamboat company on Sunday discriminated against the Columbia river  route by dispatching the Nelson to Bonner's Ferry instead of to Nelson. The  boat got through till right, anrl returned  to Kaslo Monday afternoon with seventy  passengers. Tho Kaslo road to Three  lAn-ks is only held together by the preserving efforts of a section gang, whose  wages are paid by the people of Kaslo.  iiuw hitlers, packers, and teamsters wiil  soon be looking for another job. George  W. Hughes has ceased bucking snow in  the mountains in Slocan district, anrl  George Arthur Bigelow no longer risks  his life iu succoring Kaslo's thirsty citizens. Their heroic efforts will be tolrl  around many a camp-fire in the years to  come. More people wintered in southern  Kootenay than ever befoie, more business  was transacted, and more men were employed for wages. The production of the  mines has been of such proportions that  inquiries can be answered with definite-  ness instead of vagueness. This country  is advancing, not rapidly, but surely.  Nelson Must Get a Move on.  There must soon be some provision  made to take care of sick people. There  are quite a number now arriving who become sick, anrl in the crowded condition  of things at Kaslo they cannot be taken  care of in a proper manner. There has  already been too many subscription  papers circulated in that town and tho  people have grown weary of putting up  money. The government has signified a  willingness to help, and the people-of  Nelson owe itto themselves to take immediate steps to begin work on their hospital.  Progressing Favorably.  H. Selous, -who wintered in Victoria, returned to Nelson on Tuesday. He says  that he obtained the names of 90-odd registered owners of real estate in Nelson,  but that he had not the assessment roll to  see whether or not the property registered  was, more than half in value of the total  assessed. When he left 11. E. Lemon had  ��� the business in hand, anrl that incorporation would surely result if the interest  could be kept up."'  Stockraisers Suffer Great Losses.  This has been a hard winter ou the  stockraisers throughout the Northwest  Territories anrl British Columbia. They  were not prepared to feed cattle for more  than a month or six weeks, anrl their  stock of hay was gone before the winter  had hardly commenced. In the Kettle  River and Okaganon sections of this province the loss will be fully 75 per cent, and  in Alberta the loss i.s equally as large.  \. The Report Adopted.  The legislative asembly adopted there-  port of the special committee on the New  Denver townsite. When up for adoption,  it was very plain by the remarks made  tliat the government did not like the report anrl would have willingly rejected it  had they votes enough. As it i.s, Farwoll  -will getthe land and McGillivray willget  the glory. Nothing like having "silent  partners" near to the throne.  Disappointing.  The supplementary estimates will be  disappointing to the people who expected  that large sums Avoulrl bo brought in for  certain wagon roads. The amounts  brought in were $1000 for East Kootenay  in addition to the $12,000 brought down iu  the regular estimates, $1500 for the Fort  Steele wagon road, $1000 for the Wild  Horse Creek road, and $5(KK) for the Kaslo  wagon road.   A Contract Let on the Tam O'Shanter.  The owners of the Tarn O'Shanter, a  claim ou the east side of Kootenay hike a  mile or so north of the Blue Bell, have let  a contract to drive the tunnel another  fifty feet. Work will be commenced at  once by the contractors, Henry Cody and  Alex Mcfiood. '  In Getting Permission to Build a Railway Into  the Slocan Country.  The latest advices from Victoria are  ' that^tlie promoters of the Kootenay Central railway were not successful in the  effort to amend their bill so as to permit  the building of a branch from Kaslo to the  mines in Slocan district. The only argument used by the opponents of the amendment was the one thtit the promoters of  the Kaslo 6c Slocan railway had expended  large sums in doing preliminary work, anrl  that if a charter was granted for a competitive road they would be unable to  raise the money to complete the road.  This is a very lame excuse for handing a  mining country over to the tender mercies  of a corporation, and all the more lame  when used by men heretofore the loudest  shouters against railroad monopoly.  The truth i.s, the Kaslo & Slocan railway  charter was obtained for but one purpose,  and that purpose was to sell town lots in  Kaslo, the promoters of the railway company and. the main owners in the townsite  being the same parties. That the railroad  company has expended any large sums is  not generally believed in Kaslo. It is  stated that one of the officers of the company testified before the railway committee of the assembly that the right-of-way  had already been cleared for a part of the  distance; -that a contract had been let for  ties; and that all the work that'.could be  done to advantage was being done. All  of which i.s simply "'wind."'-'  The Kootenay Central people should  have been given the power to build into  the Slocan, if for no other reason than  that no section of British Columbia should  be kept as a preserve for an}'one corporation. - "   A Statement Officially Confirmed.  The Revelstoke Star doubted the statement nmde  by Till' Tiuuunk.  that  the  Canadian I'acific would  not build a mile  of railway in West Kootenay this  year,  and its editor Wrote to the general superintendent at Vancouver for inside information regarding the matter and got the  following letter in reply:  Dear Sir: I regret that 1 am unable to  give I you any definite information a.s to  the '-'/company's intentions about the  branch to the Arrmv lake, but I fully expect wo shall build down to the. head of  Arrow lake this season, and I am sending  out a party to complete the surveys as  soon as the season, will permit. yours  truly, 11. Auijott,  General superintendent.  School Report.  ��� Below i.s given the rank of pupils of Nelson public school for the March examinations:  Olaas  V���Robert   Mel.eod, Gertrude liohliison.   May  ItotiiiiKen, Jasper l'liair.  Clans IV���Kttii Muir. .Mabel Col well.  Class III���Nelson Huelianan, Itay .May, Paul Urown.  Class II���I.eo./lucliaiian.Mary Drown, Sammy Stuekey,  Oscar Robinson. Johnny Dnlininel.  ClaHS I���llarrv  Farley. Sadie Stewart, Sarah O'Hrien,  Klliel O'Hrien, ftobhie Mel.eod, Willie West.  Number enrolled, il; average attenilanee, 1!); punctuality, 8-1 per cent.  Stku.a Kanio, Teacher.  March 30th.���Still they come, those snow  locations. Altogether sixty-three claims  have been recorded since the first snow  last fall.  The sawmill at the head of lhe lake is in  successful operation, anrl lumber is being  turned out at the rate of eight to ten  thousand feet a day.  Beal estate, both in New Denver and  Four Mile, is in good demand. At New  Denver, Bourne Bros, iitive bought lot 5  block G, and will begin the erection of a  large store building within two weeks; J.  C. Bolanrler will also erect a restaurant  building in the same block. At Four  Mile, Bowes 6c Tallmire ha ve up a building  for a hotel, anrl soon as lumber can be  procured it will be enlarged, to rospocta-.  ble dimensions.  ��� li. C. Carpenter will be once more managing his house at Tin oo Forks on April  1st.  Quite a lot of rtiin has fallen this week,  anrl    Carpenter    creek    litis   risen    con- |  siderably.  M. Grady, J. Briggs, C. Laatz. Jap King,  George Dong, John Burns, anrl many  others have found their way back to their  olrl quarters. Jap King says ho is going  to take a short trip into the Duncan river  country, but will be back hero as soon as  the snow is off the hills to prospect, as he  says he is not done with this side of the  divide yet.  In Tiik Tkiuhxi-: of the 23rd instant, we  note that the Bonner's Ferry Herald of a  few days previous is made to say: "Well,  Jim Wardnor's pack mules never succeeded in finding a- safe trail by that  route yet." (The Nakusp route is referred to.) This is perfectly untrue; we can  use no milder term, because that is the  mildest term that will meet the cave. The  fact is this, that not only did Mr. Wardner ship ore from tho Freddie Lee via  Nakusp as cheaply last .summer a.s he rlid  this winter via Kaslo; but, tilso, had a  winter road from Three Forks to New  Denver been built for last winter's trade,  he could then have shipped his ore for  from $12.50 to $17.50 a ton cheaper than  he rlid do. Wasn't Mr. Wardner interested in Kaslo real estate;? Perhaps  that might have influenced him.  Briggs, Grady, Laatz, tind Buckley are  once more at work on the Alpha group at  Four Mile. They expect to do quite a lot  of work this spring and summer. Disinterested parties say the property keeps on  improving.  Beports from the Twin Lakes basin are  most satisfactory. The Queen Bess,  y/oung Dominion, and Alamo will be  worked all spring. It is reported that a  goorl body ot ore has been struck on the  young Dominion. A. li. Boss of Spokane,  who is interested in the property,'is now  on the ground. The Idaho has been closed  down, owing to the fact that a snowslide  is liable to make things unpleasant. The  other three properties named are, luckily,  free from such danger.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  While   Kaslo  is attracting the crowd  that   always   follrnvs crazes anrl  excitements, Nelson is receiving the attention  of the men-who look beneath the surface"  before they make investments.     Today  Nelson is considered by business moil on  the outside as one of the safest  towns  in  inland   British    Columbia   in    wliich  to sell goorls and make real .estate investments.   They claim  that its  location  i.s  such that it must of necessity draw trade  from all  the mining camps in Southern  Kootenay, anrl this till the more certain  from its being the scat of government and  the banking center for the whole district.  Before the coming season i.s over it will  have all-rail connection with the commercial and manufacturing cities in Fastern  Canada and the Cniterl States, which will  enable   its   merchants   to   carry   larger  stocks of goorls and allow mine owners of  the district to  ship  the output of  their  mines without delay.  The construction of the railway, of  water works, of electric light works, and  of the smelter tit Bogustown will give employment to hundreds of men, and the  money paid them in wages will bo-pent  here, so that the comingsummcr issure to  be a prosperous one.  The Silver King  mine alone  will  give  steady employment   to   500  men.   wliich  ti permanent population tit'Nelson  3000.  means  of over  Legal Holidays.  Until the banks were planted in our  midst, we supposed that tho only legal  holidays were New year's Day, Queen's  Birthday, Dominion Day, Thanksgiving  Day. and Christmas, and quasi legal holidays'like St. Patrick's Dayand the Fourth  of July. But we know better now, for  apparently the only days that arc not holidays tire tho days ou wliich our notes and  drafts fall rlue. Mere is a list of the days  observed by one bank, and theolher bank  no doubt follows suit: New year's Day,  Fpiphany. Annunciation, Goorl Fridtiv,  Faster Monday. Ascension. Queen's Birthday, Corpus Christ i. St. Peter's anrl St.  Paul's, Dominion Day, All Saints. Conception, anil Christmas.  The Names of Mining Recorders.  The following are the mimes of tho mining recorders in Fast tind West Kootenay  districts: Fast Kootenay. A. P. Cummins, gold commissioner, Donald; Donald  mining division. Stephen Redgrave: Golden. Henry H. Mooriie: Windei mere,  George G'oldie; Foi t Steele, Charles M.  lid wards.  West Kootenay: N. Fitzstubbs, golrl  commissioner. Nelson: Nelson mining division. T. II. Gil'fin: Aim-worth, '1 hr.mas  J. Lcndium: Revelstoke. John Kirkup;  llleeillewaet, A. C. McAi tluir: Trail cicok,  li. S.:Topping;.Goat nVcr, J.-C. llyk'crt;  Slocan, Alexander Sproat; Kaslo, .'Oliver  G. Dennis.  Immorality and Vice.  No less than three cases of rape have  been reported in Kootenay within the last  three months. This does not speak well  for tho men of the district. The last ease  is reported as having occurred in East  J. C. Itykort, collector of.customs at.the  ..boundary line, came through on the Nelson on Monday. He says that active  preparations.are being made by the reclamation company to begin the season's  work. The new barges tind dredges will  he built a.s soon as the intiterittl wm begot  on the ground. General manager Alexander was in from Calgary last week.  Fred Little will be superintendent in  charge of the work.  Dr. \V. A. Ilendryx of Pilot Bay felt  lonely in Nelson on Monday, and as quick  as ho could get transportation left for the  rustle and bustle and whirl of the busy  center of the smelting industry. "Doc,"  the next time you come, come to stay  awhile.  The two Jacks, McGuigan and Ilennessy.  tire down at Kaslo from the Noble Five  group. They report fheclaims now being  worked as novel' looking better since the  day of their discovery.  Charley Kent and lid Becker, two  Sloean successful pioneers, started on  Wednesday of-last week I'or ti complete  round-up of the entire country, so as to  draw conclusions and make calculations  for tho summer's prospecting, and try to  get in on any new layout which offers  itself.  Kaslo is to" be incorporated.    A  meeting was held on Saturday nigh  the picliminary steps were taken  pointing the several committees to carry  out   the   necessary   plans.     The   matter  will be pushed through to a finish.  Xelson is about to lose some of its best-  known citizens. 'What is Nelson's loss  will be Kaslo's gain.  The two ".Iaj) girls"of Kaslo were robbed  of $1300 one night this week.  Laboring' Men and Mechanics, Keep Away.  The Vancouver News-Advertiser prints  the following paragraph, the first sentence of which is as true as holy writ, but  the other two tire merely barefaced falsehoods: Laboring men and mechanics  stand no show whatever oi obtaining employment in the Kootenay Lake country.  at present, for the simple icasoii that  there i.s nothing for them to do. A lew  find employment in the  Kaslo, but lor every man  arc a dozen out of ent-  three-fourths  carpenters' may  boom towns like  employed   there  public  I. when  by ap-  ployment. tind of the dozen  tire "broke."  Why not Throw in the Stamps too.  The Canadian Pacific management, over  studying the comfort and convenience of  their passengers, havcon their overland  route, supplied tin.' porters of their sleeping cars with writing pads, appropriately  headed, so the passengers desiring to do  any writing on the train can do so without inconvenience or expense. Not only  do they supplvthe writing pads. but. pens,  ink, and envelopes are also given gratuitously.    Why not throw in the stamps too.  Warring Elements.  At one time the people of Kaslo were  supposed to lie unanimously in favor of  incorporating that town, but now it is  known that they are not. Tho law-and-  order element tiro fearful that if the town  is incorporated that the tough element  will get control tind run things to suit  themselves. The tough element believe  that if the town was incorporated, more  saloon licenses would lie granted tind the  saloon men would be in thoasceiidancv.  A Few Prominent Arrivals.  At Nelson: William Hunter, from New  Denver; Dave Kane, front Kaslo; G. M.  Leishmnn, from Victoria; A. I). Finery,  from Winnipeg: Tom Blackwood, from  Winnipeg; and II. F. Loewen, from Victoria. At Kuslo: George Arthur Bigelow. from Nelson; John M. Burke, from  Spokane; and J. H. Marks from Spokane.  At Balfour: Charles Westley Busk from  Victoria.  ^iSiilPl^^ 2  THE TfctBUM!:   MLSOff, B.C., THURSDAY  APRIL fi, 1803.  PU3LISHEKS' NOTICE.  Tin* TIIITH'N'K i- publislicd on Thursdays, liy John  Houston ti Co., and will lie mailed to subscribers  on payment, of O.NI-: lloi.n.u: a year. No siib.-cn'plion  taken for loss than a year.  UKGl.'I.Al' .MlVKIiTISKMKNTS printed at. I lie following rale-;: One im.-li, S-t'li a year; t.wo inches,  ��'(!() a vcar: three inches ttjl a year: four inches,  SiilJ 11 vi-nr: live inehes, sl();j a year; six inehes and  over, at llic rate of Sl.flfl an ineli per inonlli.  TliAX.SIKNT AllVKliTISIOIIONTS 21) eenls a line for  llrsi insertion and 10 eenls a line for eaeli additional  iiiserlion.    Ilii'lh,  inarriaKi1. and  death   notices free.  I.OCAI. Ol! KK.AIIIXi: .MATTKIi NOTICKS flfi eenls a  line each insertion.  .Kill I'ISlNTINd al fair rales. .All accounts for job  printing and ndvcrl isintc payahle on the lirst. of  every month; subscription, in advance.  A HIiANCH OI'TICK. wilh .Mr. I!. II. Kemp in charge,  is established al ICaslo. Mr. Kemp is authorized to  receipt for .-nhseripl ion.s and contract for adverlisc-  lllellts.  AlHHtKS.s all communications to  TIIK TIM HUNK. Nelson. H. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  IjaHAL', M.D.���I'liysician and Surgeon.   Kooins  and   I   lloii.sion  block,  Nelson.   Telephone  \'2.  D  T-.ANHALI.  II  KKMI'. M.K.-Kxamines and reports  on in lit'.-- and pro.-pocls. Twenty yours'conl iiinons  experience. Independent of any mino or works. Nol in-  Iwrc-iUrd in tin: buying or selling of mines or prospects.  Kaslo, 15.(J.  mrte  TirCHSOAV  rWOI'NIN'U AI'KM. (i, 1S!B  THE   NELSON   &   FORT   SHEPPARD.  The rumor that the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard 'Railway Company intended asking  for tin  extension of time in which to begin   construction   Avork  -was   unfounded,  as one of the company's engineers arrived  tit  Nelson   on Tuesday u.nd  the  work of  cross-sectioning was commenced   the following day.   This looks like business.    It  is unfortunate tluit the spring is so late a.s  to hinder actual construction  work: but  if satisfactory tenders tire not received on  Monday next, Mr. Corbin  will undertake  the   work   of  construction   himself.    Of  course,  it would   be better for our merchants anrl   business men if the contracts  wore  given  out, especially if  they  were  awarded   Jiritish   Columbia-, contractors.  JJtit one  thing  i.s  a certainty, the pick,  shovel, and rlrill   will bo in vigorous use  within the townsite of Nelson before the  month is out.   The rumor referred to emanated, no doubt, from the promoters of  a railway  that  imagine that they alone  should   be allowed   charter  privileges in  Southern Kootenay.  Tiik Kamloops Sentinel has persistently  opposed tho building of tho Nelson 6c Fort  Sheppard mil way, basing its  opposition  on the belief that the trade of  the Kootenay Lake country would   bo directed to  ��� Spokane.'.  Tilti  Tinhunk, from   time  to  time, litis pointed  out the fallacy of this  line of reasoning, anrl litis shown that the  trade of this section cannot be rliverted  to any point in  tho United  States until  the  tariff. lttAVs of Canada- tire radically  changed.   Every line of goods manufactured in Canada .is so well protected by  tariff regulations that the .manufacturer  in  the   United Sttttes is virtually barred  from   the .Canadian   markets.    That the  building of the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard  railway will  be of any great  benefit   to  Spokane is questionable, for that city litis  iioav a- direct route via-the Great Northern  railway  iuto   this   country,  over  which  goorls tire transported.as cheap-as they  Avill be over the. Nelson 6c Fort 'Sheppard.  Instead of benefiting Spokane, the Nelson  cv Fort Sheppard-will benefit British Columbia, for it will give the coast cities an  all-year-round   route    into    the   mining  camps   in   Southern Kootenay, and  give  these-miniiigcanipsa route by which their  mineral output can be marketed the year  round.   Tiik Bonner's Ferry Herald must now  ttike back till the unkind words it has used  against captain Troup, manager of the C.  6c K. S. N. Co., fordid not the gallant captain force tt passage through the ice in  the Kootenay fully ton days earlier than  Avas expected, so as to allow the business  men of Bonner's Feriy to supply the  towns on Kootenay hike with merchandise from their large-tind filled-to-over-  (lowing wareroonis.  '���Tiik duty of the Opposition is to oppose every ��� measure brought iu by the  Covernntont," are words often used by  Mr. Mcaven. the leader of the Opposition  in the legislative assembly. But, somehow, the lender of the Opposition did not  feel it. to be his duty to oppose the Government when it brought down that bill  for the new government buildings tit Victoria. Kvory man litis his price, and the  price of tho loader of the Opposition was  tin appropriation thtit benefited the city  in which he lives.  the international boundary line.- The  following ttible shows how the money Avas  expended:  Improving navigation below t'evelsloke, pay  lisis, Oel.. Nov., Dec.. ISII-  I'Vireman. A. K. l/indipiist, Oct., Nov., (il d. al $1;  Dec. at Slid; labor. Til 1A d. at. St S2.7I7 a0  I'ay lists. April lillh lo .May 7lh. 1S!K -    .  Foreman, Charles Iloldon, P.I d. at SI-'O per ni;  labor. ISM d. al'S.'l      '.HA IX.)  Albion   iron   Works, 21  in. tubing, 210 ft. at -'0c;  wrought iron. III! lbs.al (le; forge. 20 b. al 31.2,");  prepaid freight. Sti.ti'l        SO Sfi  Charles Anderson, No. I giant powder, .'IS lbs. at  10c        II 00  Columbia &   ICootenay  Slcam  Navigation  Co.,  services  of   steamer   llispaleli,  72 d.  at  S2IJ;  freight, S2I0..".2: less mails carried, $l;i    1,(1115 52  II.   N.   (.'oiir.-ier. giant,  powder,  I  cases al   S2I);  liard ware and freight. ������?(!.70        SI) 70  Hamilton I'owdcr Co., 12 cases OH p. c. dynamite,  li in.. Willis, at.'llc: 2-.00 ft. triple tape fuse, at  lo: IMM) detonators al !c       2!ll 00  Charles Ilolden. boat, ��'0; building boat. ��50 .. 'SO 00  .1. l-'red IliimeN: Co., pure manilla rope. I2S lbs.  al L'.'ilo: hardware Sil.75       172 li.'t  It. K. Lemon, work with team. 5 d. at S.S; hardware. S2l.li); liaiiling.SI        OS 10  10. li. .Marvin .V: Co.. tent. ISO .yds., 10 o/��� duck,  ��50; freight in  Itevelstoke, SIJ.(!."i        5(1 (!5  I'. .McQiiiuic it .Son, 225 ft. .1 in. chain, fiA'.l lbs. at  ���l.'.c; 225 I in. chain. ISS llis. at l-'.'.c; 22 shackles,  ��.'>.(!!); wharl'aKe and freight, SIU.IHI :        (kS 15  Revelstoke IjII ii nier ('o., clear cedar, 1,'l/i ft. at Soil;  clear fir. 120 ft. at $50        27 75  John l.'oberlson, 21) spiked lubes, ��25; I'reighfand  wharfage. iil.b'O        .'il W  Ceorge 'I erryberry, sniithwork         15 75  Removing scows from Sproafs, and placing iu  Mife position, Aug. ISill ���  Foreman..). II. Nolan, I d. at $A: labor, (i d. at S^i,  I at S2.50. A at. ��1.75        1)7 75  Improving navigal ion of Columbia river below  Kootenay. Jan. 1st lo April IStli. 1SU2-  Foreinan. A. K. Linnnist, Jan. 1st lo April 18th,  .'1:1 iu. at ��12(1; labor. HKlii-f d. at. *.'!   Columbia ti  Koolenay Slcani .Navigation Co.,  hire of .steamer Dispatch. 2 d. Sill    V. S. Fulton, iidui. estate, tt.  V. Cilpin. rent of  house, 2 in. at ��5   V.   (.'-.   (.'amble,  living,  l(i d. at. ��5;   transport,  S151.1HI   Hamilton I'owdcr Co., Alt cases dynamite, liOp. c,  II in., 1500 llis. at :ile   Ilaniilion Powder Co., triple lape fuse. .'{(Kit) ft. al  It;: detonators. :��)<K) ut. le   Ilaniilion I'owdcr Co., freight prepaid, A'icioria  'to Kevelstoke  (.VOTAKY   I'L'lil.IC.)  Stone Block, KASLO.  MINES  AND  RE.A.L BSTA.TIL1  Watson  soi.i-: a<;i;nt kok tin-:  or  The biisini'iss ceiit.ro for the Kaslo-Slocaii mines  MA.VAOixr:  ac:i-:nt   l'fiit   -  iiua  34   MILES   NORTH  OF   KASLO.  The Only Point on the Upper  Kootenay Lake.  oo  OP  m  oiei  m  The Oatev/ay for tiie Onnoan and Lardo  Gold and Silver Ledges and  Placer Fields  .1. W. Ilnskins, boat, IS t'J. long. 5 ft. beam, canvass covered, with paddles   J. F. 11 nine it Co.. No. 2 giant powder. -I cases at  ��15; steel, (il lbs. at 20c   It. K. I.enion, hardware, 611.75; A. K. l.indquisi,,  outlav, ��11.50   Alcl.ean it Co.. lumber, 2000 ft., at ��11: steel. 52  lbs. al l.'te; sleol hammers, at ��2.50   N. I'. express, charges, ��1.05; Wilson it I'erdiKi  horse hire, ��5.50   5,:ilS 25  ���10 00  10 00  2.'il HO  510 00  IV) 00  119 11  17 00  72 SO  21 25  11 7I>  !) 55  ,51S KS  in addition to tho above, $o.!)7:'5.S(> wore  oxjiendetl on tlio Columbia above Golden,  di.sljur.serl as per ttible below:  I'ny lists: Nov.. ISill; Feb. to June. 181)2���  Foreinan, !���'. I'. Armslrong. 70 d. at ��1; labor.  etc., ��.'!, 121.57 ��.'1,725 57  Albion Iron Works. 1 pile driver hammer        lo 00  James Cooper, Montreal, 7 coils 1-12 galv. II. IJ.  wire, iu K mile bundles, 521 al, ��.'!.'ti5        1(1 01  Diirick it Warren, gum boots. S prs. at ��2.50, 2 at  ��S; hardware and provisions, tf2.'H.57       21)157  \i. II. Iv-'toll. teaming, brush and stone, team and  teamster, lili d. at ;:5.50; iabor, 21.'. d. at .��2. ... 150 25  William Kirkpalriek, blacksmith. fi| d. at. .s;t,50.. Hi 10  M. U. Lang, rd. iron. 500 lbs. at ��l.!)0: dvnamile. I  can. ��2o: 22 axes, $R:<).I7: anvil, 11.50: bellows,  ��i:i.50; hardware. ��10.52       l.'to 10  Newham it Co.. 2 tents, Kixlli. 8<iz. duck        7!) 20  Upper Columbia Navigal ion it Tramway Co. --  Hire of steamer I'erlh and crew in Nov., ISill, It  d. at ��15       210 (X)  Hire of steamer Perth and crew April 01 h to.'ioth,  1S!I2. 21 d. at.��l5       315 W)  Hire of steamer Ilyak, Alar. :!(lth to April lth,  April HUtli to Alay lth. 8 d. at ��20       1110 00  March, 2 teams and feaiui-ters. ���_'.->d. each at,��5.50 275 00  April. 2 teams and teamsters. 25 d. each at ��5.50. 275 00  May. 2 teams and teamsters, 18 d. each at ��5.50..      1!)8 00  I'aid express charges on wire from .Montreal        5.'i !K)  i'lank for barge.  I.'JSO ft. at ��11: .sundry. ��17.25:  less fares and freigh t oust earner while chartered  by government, $'37.50...'...        41 07  JL,^k.JEUOO.  The key to the great, Lardo and Duncan River Camps.  a  (Notary   Public)  AND  Secure Lots oh the Ground Floor.      Prices will be advanced in TEN DAYS  For further Information as to prices for Lots, Terms,  Etc., Apply to  12    MILES    FROM  THE   CENTER  Of the Great Lardo District.  LEVEL LAND,  MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY.  Ask your miner Friends about it.  A  Situated at the _NorthJBnd_of Kootenay Lake  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 COLD FIELDS on the Upper Duncan River and  its tributaries to avoid navigating the difficult and dangerous water of the  Lower  Duncan   River  besides  shortening  the   distance from  14 to V miles.  Ipts will  be /}di/ai?eed ir; Jet) Day5  Total.  /T\il^ Sity  WILT.   UK  .SOLD   AT  TT IK   KOI. LOW INT.  PIUC-K-S   AM)   TKR.MS:  JQSides $75        *$ori>er5 $100  HAI.K   G'ASrr.   HAI.A.VCK   l.V   FOUll  AM)  KIUIIT   MONTHS.  FOUR MILE CITY  townsite lias a  milling distriet  immediately tributary fo it, one Willi as good 'showings  for mines as any other in West. Kootenay. A number  of those who have iiurehnsed lots will erect buildings  as soon as lumber eau be proeurecl from Hill Hros."  sawmill.  AUCTIONEEH and. COMMISSION AGENT           ItKI-ltl'SKNTtNG           The Confederation Life Assoeialion.  Thel'huiiiix Kire Insuranee Company,  The Provident Kund Aeeident Company:  ALSO,  The Handy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester, Kng-  laud. makers of all kinds of mining inaeliiuery, air  compressors, roek breakers, stamps, ete.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON",   JB_ O-  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the government, townsite of Xelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  Willi a rebate for buildings creeled.   The best residential  properly in Xelson.   Value sure to increase.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and  Real   Estate   Broker. Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent for Xelson  and  West Ivooteliav District, or to  IXNES & RICHARDS, Vancouver, B.C.  Intending Purchasers, wishing io get in on the CROU"ND FLOOR,  should apply at once for PRICES AND TERMS to  NELSON.  KASLO.  G-OLD.  SILVEE.  LEAD.  W.  "Iticim<i)Sox,  Xelson.  R. J. Hkai.ky.  Kaslo.  JOHN HOUSTON & CO.,  Ageuls. Xelson. H. 0.  TilK latest jk I vices front Victoria go to  sliow tliat tiie prrnnoter.s of the Kooteniiy  Central railway are giving the promoters  of the Kaslo 6c Slocan railway ti ���:sti IT fight.  The former want to get a charter that  will allow them to build a-railway from  K nslotoSlocan Ittkc.ttnd the latter say that  they alone should have tliat right. The  Kootenay Central people are backed by  the promoters of the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard. and they should be given what they  ask for. Then the company that means  business will build a railway.  How the Money  was Spent.  During the fiscal year ending JimoMtli,  JND2. the Dominion government expended  $12.;") 18. I.S in improving navigation on the  Columbia  river between Kevelstoke tind  FRED. J. SQUIRE,  ff\erebat)t      :  O3II0r . BAKER  STREET,  NELSON.  has ox uisi'i.av a i-'fi.t. kanck oi-'  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Tweeds and Serges.  I'AI.I.  AND   WI.NTKU fiOODK  NOW ON   HAND.  PEICES TO SUIT rexxxv TIMES  liAHMTBLANCHABF  HOUSE   AND   SIGN   PAINTER,  PAPER HANGER AND DECORATOR.  All work artistically  executed on  lhe shortest  notice.  Mesdames DflYDEN & ScHHOEDBR  F/WOIW      KASLO,  Nelson   Livery Stable  1'a.ssenger.s anil  Imggnge   transferred  lo and   from  the  railway clcpol ami steamboat landing.    Freight  hauled and job learning done.   Stove  wood for sale.  MICHARDSON & jjEALEY  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL^-:- AGENTS  $10,000   TO LOAN  ON REAL,  ESTATE SECURITY.  (The Nagle-Bavies 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 previously announced by notices already published, the first 200 lots having been sold, prices are  Now advanced to $100 for Insides, and $160 for Corners.  Terms, one-third cash, balance in 3 and 6 months.  John    L.    Retallaek,    Managing5 Ag>ent9   STONE  BLOCK,   KASLO.   B. C.  E3  YEE  eb"velstoe:e  -A.nsrx)    ZN-^IKZTXS IE3  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  (Deputy   Sherill')  LICENSED   AUCTIONEER  NKLSON*.   li. C.  .-Viietion sales made at any point in West Kootenay  district. Town lots and mining claims bought and sold  on commission. A general real eslate business tranaeted.  Oflice for the present at residence, corner Carbonate and  Kootenay streets.  mlfUBElPMflS  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE STREET, NELSON,,    - .    -      -  C'arrv full lines of all kinds of  r'urniture for residences, hotels,  and ofliees.    Mattresses made to  order, and at, prices lower than  eastern and coast manufacturers.  "FT  UNTIL  MAY 1st  \    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 Four Mile City to  ^ Any Mine in Slocan District.  KOR I'AUTHJUI.AI'S AI'I'I.V TO  UNTIL  MAY 1st  Hugii Mann, Nakusp, op L N��� Apmit, New Denver.  WILSON & WILLIAMSON..  .lMtOI'UIKTOIi.S  Tlll-tV  AUK ALSO  .USK.VTS  l-'Olt  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs  "TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"   ,  : Toronto, Ontario,  MANl'FAL'TUm'KS ()!���'  FIRE-PROOF  RURGLAR-PROOF  THE KASLO-KOOTENAY LAND CO.  Choice - Business  LiayniorEr)   liaeilitt.   AXf>   VAULT   DOORS.  John M. Kkkkf.h. Jamkm W. Sk.w.ic.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  .lob teaming done.    Have several hundred cords of Ko,>d  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  I.KAVK    OltDKKH   AT  J.  F.  Hutuo   <fe   Oo.'s,   Vernon   Street.   Nelson.  -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 Ag-ent, Front St., Kaslo, B.C.  T. J. KOAItJ.KY.  MATIIKW GUTHUII0.  REAL ESTATE AND MINES.  Commission  Merchants  and   Insurance  Ag-ents.  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   I3ST   THE    STOGIE    BTJZLIDI3^<3-,   FZROUSTT   STEEET,   KASLO.  I  IS  _ f hi**' i  tf THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON   13. C. TFITJRSDAY, A?"RTL  0, 1S93.  asSSf'a  nma&aa  PERSONAL   AND   K2WS   PARAGRAPHS.  NERAL    MERCHANT.  AGENT   FO  At  A3L\L  <S3l 3Si !-  clBM  3>  1M OF  Capital,n  Rest,  all waicl  up,  *f\irr  OF  llll  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DONALD   A.  SMITH   lion.  CKO.  A.   UIM'M.MOND.  K. S. C'LOIj'STON    I'ro-irtenl   Vice-l're-id-jnl  .Cieneral Manager  ITELSOlsr   X3tt-&.X<rCXX  N. W. Cop. Baiter and Stanley Streets.   huanctii:s in      LONDON  (England),   NEW TOHK    CHICAGO,  and in lhe principal cities in Canada.  liny and  .-ell  Sterling   Kxchango and  Cable Transfer?  UISAXT CIl.M.MKISCIAI. A.NH TUAVf.l.l.KIJS" I'ltl'lHTS.  available in any part of the world.  KitAi-Trf issviti): coi.i.i-'crioN.s .m.mh:: ktc  5RITI3H fjOLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Ito.'.al Charier, ISIL'.)  Capita! (paid up) ��600,000     .       $2,920,000  (With  [lower lo  increase.).  Reserve Fund   -   ,-��260,000    .       $1,265,333  KTELSOTST   ZBIR-A-INrOIEa:,  Cor. Maker and .Stanley Sis.  Branch  r.Vel-on. li.li., Victoria. B.C.,  Vancouver. H.C., N'aniiimo. H.O..  {]S-        Xew Wcstmin.-ler. H.C.. Kainloops.H.C.  San Franci.-eo. Cain., i'ortland, Ore.,  I Seal lie.   Wash.,  Tiicoma.   Wash.  irKAD   OKI'ICK:   (il)   Lombard slreel,  LONDON,   Kng.  Agents ancl Corresponclonts  CANADA - Hani; of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Hank of Commerce mid brunches;  Imperial Hank of Canada and branches.  Coiinnercia! Hank of Manitoba: and  Hani; of Xova Scotia.  UNTPI'I* STATKS-Agouls Hank Montreal, Xew Vork:  Jiank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On  and after .lannnry 1st. IS!).'!, the rate of interest on  deposit-! will be.T. per cent, mil il further noliee.  cltiy p:|H's I'loin tliu ireevAng oi wtitor so  coiiliiicd in (Ikmii tis to poi-nni. no poojh for  its expansion. IT a. short pint:*,-of rubber  Iio^u. sociirel.v tied at oaf Is end so as Lo  prevent', tho is ii'in it From esctipino;, is inserted inside Llio wtitor pipe, about t-Jie  point A\'Jiero it is most likely to freeze, it  will prevent the bursting of the pipe.  The expansion of the iVoe/.ing wa:er is  counteracted by the compression of tiie  air confuted in Lhe rubber hose and tints  relieves the pressure on the pipe." ,  AN   ENEMY   OF   SOCIETY.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  ItATKOKIXTKUKST (at present) VOl'il Per Cent.  TWO   GEEAT   UNDERTAKINGS.  At Frcsent Eoth are Handicapped for Lack: of  Funds.  An ol'licer ol" the I'nited Slates navy recently visited both the Panama and Xictt-  ragttti canals, and gives the press the Following account of what he saw:  At  Panama, all  along the route of the  canal (piici. reigns.    A Sew ycarsago there  was no Sunday there, but  now every day  seems a Sunday.    It is not- true, however,  tis some would have us believe, that everything has beeu neglected and allowed   to  go to the dogs. Allowances must be made  for the effects,of climate and the peeuli.-tr  condition of affairs, and when that is done  it is surprising how successfully cared for  litive been the houses, the machinery, the  boats, and   in tact the entire plant of the  canal company: To be sure, one sees much  rusty iron, but the'important machinery  is   protected   a-ud   preserved   by   careful  keepers or watchmen in the employ of the  canal company.  The tow boats, launches,  lighters, etc., tire housed iu and protected  from the weather, their, machinery white-'  leaded  and   oiled, and   periodically overhauled,   turned   over,  tind   kept  in  such  good order that I  doubt not that ninety  per   cent   (if   these  boats  could   be   put  into   service    inside   of   a    week.     The  houses   are   in   good   condition,    though  the hot tind damp atmosphere has caused'  the usual decay of  wood  work, notably'  tiie   porches   ti'i;d   exposed'  parts.     The  excavated portions of the canal are filling  in,'but uot to an   extraordinary degree.  The heavy Fa-II of water during the rainy  season  has washed down the batiks and  there   have   been   numerous  hind  slides.  but not oven to the extent that  was expected by the projected  engineers.    The  receiver in whose hands the canal  prop-  ertv now rests i.s expending about $:;"),()()()  a  month in preserving the-plant.    -Much  interest  is manifested   by  till  classes  tit  Colon   iu   the development of the   Paris  scandals.    The Colombians believe in the  ultimate   success   of   the .canal,  and.  as  they derive  a   large   revenue   from   the  building of the canal and from those employed   by the canal company, they tire  anxious ti) have work recommence, and it  is   safe   to    stiv    that.  lie  government  miring the pluck and perseverance of the  builders.    The    road   runs   parallel   aud  close to (he canal line.    Jt runs through ti  swamp hind. tind.   when  they started  to  build it.  there was  nothing but a  dense  forest   of   trees   and   undergrowth,    the  ground being covered to ti depth of four  or   five   feet   with   stagnant  water, saturated with decayed vegetation. Men stood  in this water up   to   their shoulders and  laboriouslv chopped tind  felled the trees.  .Many of "these trees were of wood tis hard  and unimpressionable as iron.    A strip of  swamp iand  was  cleared   to a   width of  about eighty feet and for ti  distance of  six miles.    The trees   were   trimmed and  then   Formed   into a  cribwork along the  line oi"  the   road,   tind   on   this  cribwork  stringers, ties, and rails were laid.     Sand  .from   the tiredges  avjis 'dumped   on this,  packing   down   and   around  the   timber,  thus   forming an   embankment.   ''Where  the   embankment    sank   down   into  the  mire of the swamp, more timber a-ud sand  was tulded.    Thus was made the road Lied  that many engineers said  was impossible  of construction.    The cost wa.s forty per  cent ..less per mile'than  the original estimate.  This road is to be used in transmitting material.'tools, .equipments,  etc.,  to  different points along'the line of the canal.  .   The two large dredges, the City of Paris  'and the City of New York, have started  on  the work  of dredging, and have cut-  since Januarv. 1801. a channel   I'M)  feet  long.'280 feet 'wide, tind 20 feet deep.   The  track of  lhe  canal   litis   been  cleared  of  trees and   underbrush   for   eleven   miles.  The manner in which one of-thesedredges  eats  into   the earth   is astonishing,  and  perhaps the reader can form an idea when  I say that breach minute fourteen buckets  Full are scooped out, each bucket holding  tt cubic .yard.    Imagine a block of earth  neariyas large as tho room in which you  are sitting being removed in a. minute, and  then   im.i'giiie   that   operation  being  repeated every minute of the day and night.  ��� The-total'length  of the caiuil route is  Hiij.o  miles, of  which   1-12  miles are  iree  river tind lake navigation.    Lake Nicaragua,  the highest level, is   110 feet above  tide water.  Estimates made by reliable disinterested  men and engineers put the cost of completing the Nicaragua- canal tit!? 100,000,000.  The route litis been very thoroughly surveyed, tind the above estimate i.s thus  based on comparatively reliable data.  The present outlook  for the completion  So the Gambler is Pronounced in all Civilized  Countries;.  Iii all countries of the globe the gambler  is looked upon tis tin enemy of society.   In  hJurope and  America   there tire stringent  laws against  this  injurious aud   vicious  habit; yet gambling thrives, because the  law is noL enforced.    Our immediate need  today is for a moral power iu the community to redeem the statutes From being tt  detid   letter.    A-law represents   the  conscience of the people and therefore should  be   religiously   respected.      Kvory    knee  must bow before the law.    We should not  be hasty in making laws; we should  not  be bribed to legislate.    Hub when si nation  formulates a law it  should stand a.s the  expression of the most sacred and inviolable will of the people.  Sudden prosperity in a country, rapid  material development, the rage-to get  money, tind laxity in business ethics, tire  responsible For the increase ol' gambling  and gamblers.  The evil of gambling cannot bo argued  away by sophisms. The first lesson to  learn is that, morality is not. a syllogism  but a life. You cannot argue a man into  virLuc. I fa man loves vice till thelogicin  the   world  cannot convince   hint   to   the  Mrs. Bullaseheroi" Galvestoti. Texas, has  only been unrricd Lwonfy-i.hree years,  bu:; in that Lime has blessed her husband  wi'ii twenty children.  Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, the unci  and csstiycsb. is tryingbyti most uiet.-jotl-  ieai mode of life to see bow much he can  prolong his ripening years. Among other  things he never rises in the morning until  the temperature of his room is tit just the  right heat.  Carlyle'.'' old home in' Cheync row.  Chelsea, i.s occupied now by lOliy.ubcth Ann  Cottreli, ti widow. The greater part of  her household is composed of fifteen dogs,  seven oi" which a recent visitor saw lying  in their iiiistros-i' lap as site ate her break-  fttsi, while eight gathered expectantly  .about iter to catch the crumbs that Fell  from the table.  The dinner of the Famous -800" oi the  Chicago convention of lHh'O. which wiil be  given in Philadelphia next month, promises to be a gieat affair. Thu -800." as  everybody knows, were tiiedelegat.es who  voted for ("rant upon every ballot uittii  (>arfie!rl wa -i nominated. Responses have  been received, it is sttid. from over2o0of  fcjic ".'iOO.'' which, considering the inpse of  time, is somewhat remarkable.  .Mrs. Anna Hotter, the independent candidate for mayor of Kansas City. Kansas,  weighs 200 pounds, wears glasses, tind  look's as though she could run the town.  Patrick A.Collins.justappointod United  States consul at Loudon, was in-the 00's a  laborer in ti coal mine iti Perry county.  O., ran a stationary engine for tt time, did  Farm labor, drove oxen, and otherwise  roughed it.. lie afterwards returned to  J-)ost,on and learned the upholstery trade.  IJaroness Burdetf-Couifcs, who is said to  be the only woman created a peeress by  reason of her great public services, and-  the first if not the hist woman to have received the freedom of tho city of London,  litis in her possession a famous titirtt of  diamonds that belonged to Ahtrio Antoinette.  Ptiul "13. Du Chailhi litis gone to the  Arkansas Hot Springs in search of rest  tind recuperation. Between trains at St.  Louis he told tt reporter Unit he Avas  weary of civiliy.ufion, tind that, although  it Avas very nice (tho word i�� his own) lo  enjoy the luxtu ies of a large city, he was  more contented in the wilds of Africa.  "You know," said the explorer, "that  there i.s some! hing fascina t ing si bout that  country to nie."  HOTEL  .^x  Nelson, B. (J.  Billiard and  Pool Room.  Hot and  , Cold Water.  Electric Bells.  Baths.  losets.  said to be a "muff" because, like the  article of feminine wear called by that  nsune. he held si woman's hand without  squeezing it! The sedate old times were  not without their gallantries.  ooh  ���M  C<\  "-v  v>  aura  ^  Next   Door   to   the   Madden   Hotel,  NELSON, B. O.  MRS. W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  Tho only ri;staur.-uit. in NcNon Hint keeps open  AND  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop.  Extensive Improvements  Now Completed.  ALL ROOMS REFITTED  and  Refurnished.   Fini;-;t Wines  !.i(|iior-i und Cigars in the Miuket-  at Tin-; iiau.  Special  Attention  to Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Mod ex-ate.  Origin of "G-etfciiifr Uie Mitten."  "Au old-time expression,  'getting the  mitten,'   mcsiuing getting  your  oll'er of  marriage rejected'by your "best girl,'  litis  sin  origin  iu   (he customs  ol'  the  earlier  days iu America. One hundred years  ago giovo were unknown in the country  towns.    Mittens were knit led  and   worn  PRIVATE  TH G  rOR   LADIES.  NELSON, B.C.  Hansen   &   Biomberg",   Proprietors.  contrary: change his nat lire and then he , jn .,-11 families... Ii' ti voting nisui, 'going  will hate vice, lhere are people >vho are !U;me from singing-school Avith tho girl of  always   waiting .to  be,., persuaded  before    his choice, was hoi.ling her mittouod hand  authorities- of  the  republic, of Colombia- i of Hie Aicartigtisi canal i.s far better than  will do everything in their power to help | for the Panama, but they both seem to be  ' '"    '      "    ":n '���"    hipped in the same  way.    it i.s simply st  (|Uesi-ion  a.s to which   company can lirst  the canal company to its feet. It will be  .some time before the fate of the Panama  canal is decided. Incase work is resumed,  it will be ou the plan of a lock canal.  The original plan was tt failure because  of inadequate knowledge of the country,  incomplete surveys, wrong estimates anil  ruinous sub-contracts, and last, but not  least, corruption.  The engineering difficulties of the new  plan may be mentioned tis the Culebrn  cut, the (liimboa dam. and the control of  the Chagres river. 'J he most important  one of the above is the dam, which is to  contain 3.(K>0,(K!(). cubic  yards   of   filling'.  Those iu position to know, tind well-informed men generally, place the probable  cost of completion at not less than seven  yea rs.  Leaving Colon, a couple of days' sail put  us at (ireytown, Nicaragua, the eastern  terminus of the Nicaragiisi canal. The  advantages claimed for this canal over its  rival at Panama, tire, first, the greater  ease of construction; second, its more  northern position: and third, the climate  and prevailing winds tire more 'favorable.  The 'mechanical details are simpler stud its  position makes si material saving in distance between Sew York and San I'Yuii-  cisco.  Work was commenced on the Nicaragua  route about live years ago. tind the progress has been good. Necessary buildings  have been built in the most economical  style, stores for material established, machine shops started, dredges, tow boats,  tind barges bought and put to work, tind  tt short line of railroad constructed.  On a- hand-car we took ti run over I ho  railroad, wliich is now nine miles long.  One is struck with wonder while looking  at this piece of work, and cannot help fid  get the necessary funds.  To Prevent Water Pipes from Freezing.  If the following had been known by the  peopie of Nelson hist fall, many of the accidents that happened  hist winter would  have been prevented and the Consumer's  Waterworics Coinptiny. Limited, would  have been blest instead of damned: '���The  Builders' t.'tt/.ette recommends tis tin easy  and cheap method of preventing pipes  that are on or near the surface ol the  ground from free/Jug to cover them lirst  with a tiiin layer ol sawdust, spent tan  bark, or any kind of litter. Next a Layer  ol quicklime iu lumps the si/j oi a hens  egg up to the size ol it large orange, tind  over this place another thick litter to return the warmth. The theory of this is  that the gradual slackening of the lime  will develop suflicieiit heat to prevent  freezing of the pipes. A covering of this  sort, if properly protected, will present a  pipe from lieezing an entire winter, the  heat from the slacking lime being given  offslowiy. Pipes that have been Iro/.cn  can lie quickly thawed by covering them  with ti layer'of quicklime in lumps and  slaking it'by pouring on water. The object ol the layer of litter next to the pipe  is fo prevent corrosion by contact with  the lime. Pipes exposed may be prevented from bursting in freezing by ti  very simple device. Water, like everything else, contracts in volume, sdghfly.  bv cohi to ti certain point the freezing  point. I'nlike everything else, water, as  it freezes, suddenly expands with a force:  nothing can resist. Pipes and vessels of  the   toughest  metals   burst a.s easily   as  they give up their evil-habits, but they  will never lind arguments' convincing  enough. The universal -'law is live and'  lestrn, not. learn'and live. Do .the right  tind you will have the, strongest .reasons  to do it again. The dictum tliat men will  gamble tind get drunk, and that we can  no more " prevent these evils than keep  cork ���under water, should not be entertained for a moment. Men do not have to  get drunk, they do not. have to gamble.  It would be truer to say we do not want  to see drunkenness ancl vice'.suppressed.  But what can you do with this Niagara of  passion? Vet trace the torrent to its  source and you will lind it a'.ripplihg.rill,  easy to direct-and command. --What canyon do, with sin old gnstrled tree? Vet  once it was a sapling thatcould have been  bent with the lesist effort. When should  the moral educsition of si child begin? A  hundred years before its birth is the reply. Thsit is the best educator which  makes us choose the good by 'intuition.  Gsimbling i.s si vocation wherein man  cannot use his noblest gift, his resisoii. If  degrades one to the level of the instrument 'with which he phiys; he becomes a  thing. In business, resison plays a part;  it expsinds sind develops, the -judgment  becomes keener, knowledge and information increase, experience deepens, sind we  become more and more familiar with the  eternaj laws, which govern the commercial world, as well tis the physical and  moral. But iu games of'chance we tire  crushed by the fitful .and freakish forces  of nature: we become the. puppet in their  hands. There is, therefore, .something of  the sttvsige, of the primitive, in this habit  of gambling. It subordinates mind to  mutter, judgment to chance, reason to the  capricious elements which have been sul)-  dimd by civiliztifion. The elements that  make I'oP success in business tind industry, economy', application, patience, and  tti'ct. "By the sweat of thy brow shaft,  thou eat thy bread" is a larger principle  than we imagine. Not only bread, but  thought, tind beauty, and goodness are  flu; fruits of labor. The man who works  for his bread gets more thsin his bread:  he develops his manhood, creates new industries, tind furthers art tind science, tind  religion. But gambling strikes at the  very root of this principle of labor. Cani-  bling is ti sterile profession: it creates  nothing; it encourages idleness, (iain-  bling makes its victims inrap.ible of earnest, serious, continuous work.  A New Gun.  A new wire quick-firing (i-iiich gun has  just been adopted by the British naval  service. If litis successfully passed exhaustive trials. It i.s a long gun of about  -10 calibers, aud weighs seven tons. If  carries .-in elongated shot of I(K) pounds a  distil nee of 7000 yards, and will strike tin  enemy's ship or fort ilicat ion four miles  distant. It is so rapid in its action llial  fired with cordite, at it long range, it has  three or four shots in the air at the same  time. Kncli weapon contains several  miles of wire, it having been found that a  gnu made up of this wire is stronger I li.iu  when manufactured of homogenous mela I.  Wire is also found (() .stand ihe lirst  shock of the elastic force of cordite or  gunpowder betlcr than iron or slecl.  while the long bore enables the whole of  flu; charge fo be consumed.  to. keep it from getting cold, tutd took  that opporiunity to urge his suit, if the  offer proved acceptable the httud would  remain. If taken by surprise, sin effort to  withdraw the hand would leave the mitten. So 'the suitor, would 'get the mitten'  but would not get the httud."  The use of the'word "muff," .meaning a  foolish, blundering person, also litis an  easy  oxplantition: a   stupid   youth   was  Closest Hotel to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOIC3 BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS  item : mm  Vernon Street, Near Josephine.  OPPOSIT33   CITY WHARF.  -NELSON, B. C.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  MTREMONT  EAST  BAKER ST.,   NELSON,  Is oik; of llio lio.-it liotuls in 'I'niul Moimliiiii district. :m(l  is llio liuiuli|iiiii'loi'K for pi'i)s|it'utiirs.uiKl  working   iiiiiiurs.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,    Props.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  lE  c. I  Tho company's Al pa>sci��cr and Troitrlit. stuamor  W. HUNTER  KSTA III JOOIv Master  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  Notice to Taxpayers.  Notice is licrcliy j,rivcn tliat assessed and provincial  revenue taxes for the year ISil'isire now due and payable  at my oilice ul lliu following rales:  If paid on or l.el'orc .lime .'i'llli. lS'.IM.- Provincial rev-  enne. j:s per capia: one-hull* of one per cent on real properly: I wo per cent on wild land: one-third of one per  cent on income.  II' paid after .lime .'Kllli. 18!'''.--Two-thirds of one per  cenl un real properly: two and one-half per tent on wild  land; one-half of one per cent on personal property:  lliree-foiirl lis of one per cent on income.  T.  II. ('IFI-'IN*.  Assessor and coilcelur southern division of  West Kootenay district.  Nelson. February l.'ttli, IS!'*'.  COUNTY   COURT.  A .--ittiiiKof tiie eoimlv court of Kootenay district will  Iii! holdcn at Xelson on llic Kit It day of .'May. Is! I*!.  T. II. (ill-'l-'IX.  I'ctfMriirof IhcCoiioM  Court.  Nelson, B.C.. .March I'lsl, I MIX  *isroa?ic*E!S.  Notice, is hereby pjvnii lluil I. Julia A. Wright, free  miner, cerl iliealc'.No. II.MM. beiiiK 11"' lawful owner of  lhe Mile I'nint mineral claim, ,-iluateaboul Ihree-fourths  of a mile soul !i of the town of Ain.-worUi. in U'o>l Koolenay iliMriei, intend al the cud of ft) days lo apply to llic  Ifnlii commissioner of tin: di��trict for a ceil itieale of improvements on said mineral claini. for tin; purpo-c of  nhtniiiiiiK a crown (,'ranl of the same. Any adverse  fliiiui.-. unii-l lie Mini ul tin! olllce of the mining recorder  u irtlin ft) davs of this dale.  .ll'I.IA  A.   U'lilCMT, cerlilicato  No. II.MII.  Ain~worth. .laniiurv ���Jllih, l&fA.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved for  MAKONEY & LUNDBURG  Kaslo.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay  Its quests thus oblainiue; splendid  Views of both mountain and river.  Tiie Rooms  AHI-: COM l-'O UTAH I.I-  IN  stzu-  The Table  IS   Till-:   ItKST   IN   TIIK  MOl'NTAINS,.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE  BAR  IS   FIRST-CLASS.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  ���Front St., Near Steamboat-Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DIOVLIN  k AlcKAV.  .I Yoi'pii'lor.s*.  TIIK  11K.ST cm;i.s ink  TIIK   IJ K.ST  UK US  TIIK  ItKST OK  KVKKVTIIINC:  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The  Madden is Centrally Located,  With a froiit.-i(,'c towards Kootenay river, and isneuly  furiiislied tlirotit'hont.  CCEUR    D'ALENE  ji'OJEC  Front Street,  KASLO, B. C.  JOHN    F.   WARD,    Manager.  The Very Best  of  Everything1.  rf++-f  rrx-Lxn  U? ^"v B X, E  Is supplied  wilh evcrythiiiK jn lhe market, the kitchen  beiiiK' under lhe immediate siiperi Won of a  caterer of large experience.  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  ok iu:i.n. am:, wink, whisky ami clouts.  INTERNATIONAL"  Not ice is hereby given I hut, Henry Anderson, a- agent  for the I'acific Itullion Mining Company, has tiled lhe  ���|ieces..ary papers anil made applh-ai ion for crown grant.-,  in favor of lhe mineral claini - known as the Spokane and  Trinkel. ,-iluale in lhe llol Springs camp. Aiu-.worlh  mining divi-ion of West Koolenay ilislrict. .\ilver-e  claimants, if any. u ill forward their object ions wil bin fin  days from dale of puhlical ion of I hi- not ice.  N.  "���'IT/STl'l'MS, gold eominis-ioncr.  Nelson, li. ('.. Kcbruary-lllh. I.V.W.  The undersigned hereby gives mil ice of hi-, in I en I ion lo  apply to the si ipendiary 'niiigi-trale of U'eM Koolenay  di-l rict for a license to .'ell liipior a I hi-, hotel a I  ICaslo.  II.   I-:. .MOItKHKCIC.  Haled. Ka-lo. Jliirch LSI It. Is'.i.'l.  The undersigned hereby give notice of their inlcnl ion  to apply lo the -I ipendiarV magi .Irate uf \\'e-t Koolenay  di-triel'for n liceii--i'to-ell liipior in their hotel al l-'onr  Mile I'in. .1 A .M KS  liOWKS.  Haled.'.March ���Jn-!. I.V.��. .HISKI'll TOI..MIK.  The undersigned hereby gives notice of his in ten I ioii I o  apply to the slipeiiiMary'magi.-lrale of H'csl Koolenay  di-lriet for a li.-cli-e lo sell lh|iiur al his hot el al Ihe  forks of Carpenter and Cody creek-, in the Slocan mining di\ Ision of .-aid di-tricl. I'll Alt I,KS  IC KN T.  Haled, .March L'llh, IS!H.  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  KASLO  A. cv .1. FLKTCIIKI'. -        I'l'opnYtnrs  .WOMMUIlATIll.v.s   |-||:S f ���It.ASS.  Stage leaves Crunil ('oiilrnl for W'al mm.  Hear Lake City,  Three l-'ork.-,.  Si-\v I iciivcr uui! all points in  ,        the  K'a-ilo-Slocaii di-l rict.  toe _"P^._-RK:iTvr  NELSON,  B. C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  foul rnels lakeii for work al all points in West Koolenay  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything".  The I nti'inational ha-a comfortably furni-hed parlor for  ladies, and Ihe rooms are large iind furnished  newly   throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  IIV    ANY    IIUTKI.    IN    Till:    KlHITKN.l V    COIXTHY.  a sua lei-: of Tii', nsii:nt ti'.am: soi.h tti:h.  The  Sample Room is Stocked with Choice  Lkiuors and Clgtiru.  Jas.  Dawson & B. Craddock,  Proprietors.  TKi.KrnoNi: l.'t.  1  P*��H  M  fa  Vmmg*-*-g''''am^ THE 'rkil'l'is'E:   -NGLSOtf, B.C., 'THUllSOAY  APRIL (!,  ISflSi  ^tarji  at U/fyolesale Or^ly.  a 5pee,a'ty.  EE   STREEI  T^"  THIS     WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  .1. It. Marks it Co.. Kaslo���Iteal estate and mine brokerage. ,   ,,  Great Northern Railway���The Honners lerry route lo  Iheeasl. west and south.'  Harry II. Ward and Arthur C. Dick���Dissolution of  copartnership.  '���'. .1. Squire, Nelson���Arrival of spring goods.  Slocan Trading it Navigation Company��� Change in  iidverlisciiieiit.  Cole. Kmery & Co., Winnipeg���Merchant, (adoring.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Tom McGovern came clown from Ain.s-  Avoi-ti) one day (Jii.s -week, and lieiug one  of tho first prospectors in this section, lie  wti's asked regarding" tho naming of Toad  . mountain, lie says lie was over on the  head of Korty-niiics creek in 188:3, and tliat  lie never heard the name '"Toad mountain" used until the summer of 1887.  The Nelson waterworks, like sonic of  the people who are returning from .spending* the winter tit Victoria, litis gone  busted entirely.  A. J. Marks is out ���itSpoka.no looking  up tt cook for his hotel tind quietly sizing  up talent tor his new theatre.  The steamer Galena is being repaired  and thoroughly overhauled. She will  probably be pit6 on the run between Nelson and Argenta.  Henry Cody was in'Nelson on Monday  for tho lirst time in a coon's age. Mr.  Cody is one of the old-timers in Ains-  Avorth district, ttncl litis clono as much or  more hard work, for other people, as any  man that ever came on Kootenay kike.  AVhen through with the contract on the  ��� Tain O'Shtuuer, Mr. Cody will take a trip  into the Lardo country, in thohope thathe  will find .somethingmore than he found in  the Sloe-tin country, in which district he  found only a creek���Cody creek.  11. F. Green, merchant and law dispenser, put in ti day at Nelson this week. He  returned to Ainsworth firm in the belief  that he lived in the most peaceable town  on the lake and did business iu one that  needed an occasional cleaning out of an  element that would like to be lawless.  G. O. JJiichantin has a million tind a half  i'eet of logs in the Kootenay below .Bonder's Ferry. Ihey are bull pine and fir,  of a good size,-and will make sound, clear  ���'lumber, an article that i.s in great 'demand  at Kaslo at present.  The two most inoffensive '4-tootec I animals in Nelson are in the hospital for repairs, 'namely,'Marks & 'Van Ness's deer  and TriK Tiniia.NK'.s watchdog.  New buildings: Perkins's carpenter  shop, Lemon's stable, and Hunt's kitchen;  all of which indicates that Nelson has a  'steady growth.  About 2:10 people tire arriving at Nelson  and Kaslo every week. Those that stop  off at Nelson get beds tind 'sleep undisturbed ; those that go on to Kaslo are so  feverish over real estate values that they  cannot -sleep, and if .they could they  couldn't get beds.  It is -'slated" that \V. J. Goepel is to be  the assessor tind collector of West Kootenay district,'and his office will be in that  $81)00 court-house at Nelson.  L.'Ii. Harrison has decided to locate at  Nelson to practice law. He stood high in  his'-profession in New Brunswick. His  oflice will be in the Houston block.  Henry Kruse writes Tiik Tribunk, from  Argenta. as follows "Kveiyono who hits  ever been up Duncan river in a boat is  aware of the danger, so I have gone to the  trouble and expense of/locating a practicable trail between Argenta and Duncan  City, which is now blazed-and partially  cut Out. I find the distance to be not  more than eight miles."  The Nelson brought in about three carloads of freight from 'Bonner's Ferry on  Monday for Nelson and Kaslo. From this  time oil, the bulk of the freight for Kootenay lake points will come iu by that  route. This is directly the result of an  advertisement that appears in this issue  of Tiik Tuilil'NK. It pays to advertise in  a paper that has a circulation like that of  TiiK Tuilil'NK.  There is no better gauge of a town's  prosperity than the number of printers  sojourning in it. At present Nelson gives  employment to eight ���'comps" tind one  "devil'."  The townsite of Seaton, located in the  McGuigan basin near the 'Washington,  Payne, and other noted Slocan mines, will  lie the next candidate for public favor  offered   to  a  real   estate   hungry  world.  General "Steve" Bailey, the first man who  had the nerve to invest capital in Slocan,  it is understood, is the fatherof the enterprise. Tommy Hoadloy brought back, a  beautiful man of the townsite from  Spokane and lie will probably have the  handling of the property.  There is now in George Hughes's warehouse and ore sheds tit Kaslo very nearly  (.'50 tons of ore. About seven tons a day  are yet being brought down from the  Washington mine. No other producer is  .shipping at present.  At the Phtiir they registered as Mr. and  Mrs. Hodgson of Kaslo. Before thoy so  registered Rev. Mr. Turner was called in  to pronounce theih man and wife. The  next time a couple come down from Kaslo  to get married, they will please send their  full'names and age to Tiik Tkiih'NK.  G. 13. "Wright of Ainsworth dropped  down to Nelson ou Monday, primarily to  pay his first fare on a steamboat in British Columbia and incidentally to act as a  peacemaker between the managers of Nelson s two greatest enterprises���the C. cv  K. S. N. Co. and Tiik Triisunk.  Kaslo is overrun with "toughs." and it  it high time that a.round-up be made by  constable Graham and ti lew of the toughest be given their walking papers. If this  action be taken promptly it will keep a  number of the same stripe to the south of  the boundary line that tire now headed  this way.  Press Woodruff of the Spokane Chronicle litis gone from our midst, tind when  next heard from he will be in Arkansa w,  whither he goes to take lessons in drawing, so Unit he can illustrate his letters to  his liking. He litis had to depend on  ���'artists" that somehow never caught on  to the point in his jokes, and readable letters were spoiled by very bad illustrations.  ���J. J. Barclay-Greene is now the happiest and best dressed man in Kaslo. His  long-ovei due trunk litis arrived from  Spokane, and he now daily arrays himself  in purple ancl line linen.  I). McCalluni litis moved  his sash  and  door factory machinery to Kaslo, tind is  now engaged in setting it upon the second  floor of Buchanan's planing mill.  AH winter long the boys coming from  the Washington mine to the sleigh road  have had fine sport sliding down tiie rawhide trail on shovels. There are several  zigzags in the trail aud the shovel travelers fly around them as though shot out  of a gun. A gospel sharp made the trip  week before last and pronounces it exhilarating .sport.  A little over a year ago, George T. Kane  would have_ laughed at the man who  would have intimated 'that he would be  buying back land in the Kaslo townsite at  as much per 'acre as he -was then asking  for half the townsite. Yet that is what  he is doing. "Last Friday he bought "Buchanan's acre," on upper Front street,  paying $1.0,000 for it. James McNaughton  is interested in the deal with Mr. Kane.  A number of men came up on the Lytton on Tuesday to work on the railway  bridge across Pond d'Orielle river. The  piers are already well under way. and the  superstructure-will be in position ahead  of contract time.  Ira .fenkins,' who was always considered  the handsomest purser on any Kootenay  hike steamboat until G. B. Macpherson  came, has, been engaged in a number of  branches of business since the old reliable  Galena wtis laid up. He is now chief factotum tit the Kemp mineral spring, near  Kaslo, tind is, like everyone else employed  there, getting fat.  Spring Goods Arrived.  V. .1. Si|iiire, merchant, tailor, Nelson, is iu receipt of a  consignment of spring goods.  AND  .UGGISTS  A large  and conipleh; stock of the leadiu;  lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  TO THE  3Qd  I  The Kootenay Country is 300  I        Miles nearer the IHastevn  States ancl Canccla via. Bonner's   Fen y" than   any  other  I route.  U/ES"  and  rS0tJS^  Boat connections are made at"  Bonner's Feriy with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  '���'or Spokane. I'ugel Sound. St. Paul. Chicago und  points in Canada and the Ka: tern Slates.  For further information apply lo lhe ollicers of Ihe  hunts on ihe llonner's Ferry run: to .1. A. "McNa'u. agenl.  (���'real Northern liailuay. Honiicr"s l-'eny, Idaho; II. 11.  Si. John, general agent. Spokane, Wash.: II. A. .lolinsou,  division passenger and freight, agent. Seal lie. Wash.; li.  (!. ?ilc*tlickcn, general agent. I I'aluier House liluck. Toronto. Out.: or '���'. 1. Whilney, general passenger and  ticket agent. St. Paul. "Minn.  .0  hf>  Real Estate and  r Brokers,  AOK.VIH  KOI J  TOWN  OF SEATON.  Office in BANK BUILDING",. KASLO.  \V.  J.   WILSON.  w. PHUiinc.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract, to supply mining companies and slcani-  boaLs with fros'j meats, and deliver same at any mine,  or landing iu   the   Kootenay  Lake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  The company's Al passenger aud freighl sleanier  W. HUNTER  f!. I.. KS'I'A II I'OOIC Master  ( for head of Slocan lake daily al I p.m.  hKAVKS       J I'or Four .Mile l.'ilv and fool of Sloean  NKW  DION V Kit I     lake on Wednesdays and Saturdays  I.    at II a. in.  Leaves head of .Slocan lake I'or New Denver daily al. ;'  p.m.  Leaves foot, of Slocan lake for Four Mile City and New  Denver on Wednesdays anil Saturdays at '.I a.m.  TURNER  BROS.  ���jynxrsio  ^.jstjd  st^.txoj&xvx^st  TIII-:  L.VTKST AH/SIC.  ROOK AS.SORT.MI'NT OK  HOOKS. TOVS.   K'l'f!.,   ETC.  I1KLI.   I'lAXOS   AND   OUUA.V.S.  SINltl.l: SKfftXI!   M A CI II.NKK.  Tuning and  repairing a specially.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  We, the undersigned, have lids day iniilually agreed  lo dissolve the heretofore existing unregistered purl nership hoi ween us. From and after this dale Ihe linn of  Ward & Dick ceases to exist. Henry II. Ward paying  lhe delils of the purl nership.  Dated. this-J'.ltli day of March, I.N!I''.  Wn-NKSS: IIAIMIY II. WAKIl.  A.  W. (ioodenongh. AKTIItJI! C. DICK.  ELECTION   OF   OFFICERS.  A inecling of Ihe charter memhers of lhe South ICnol-  enav Hoard of Trade for lhe elect ion of ojllcers will lie  hi'hl in the chili rooms iu Houston hioi-k. No!.-on. al 2  o'clock p. in. on Saliirdny. April lath. IKl.'f.  CF.OI.'CF. A. UlfiKi.OW. seeretarv.  Nelson. H. C. March L'sth. IS!��.  ' ..dSk.  ZMIEZROBZ^IST  rs.  FOR   SALE.  TIM* COItNIN'f: IHIirSK on .Stanley street.-Nelson.    A  L'-slorv dwelling entirely new.    If mil  sold il will he  leased.    Apply I" <������ <>. Huehuimn.  (LATE N. N. COLE & CO.)  Leading Merchant Tailors of WINNEPEG, Man,  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.  WILL BE IN KASLO FROM THE 6th TO THE 13th OF APRIL.  ���u  jLP  mm  T0VIS101  ������  'j  ���-  mn.  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.  don ii i*-  nr"?  IUP218P,  IVianagep.  East Vernon Street, Nelson.  ll UllOl r  ?/���%  PILOT   IB.^_-y_   IB. O.  9  1.V.A  jj*  'A  WI-IOLSS^lL-B  BETAII  ^��A  ^  IPSOISTT  ST^SIGT.  OlelMiE  }r  uiiUI  :k:_a_s:l-0-  Troeenes, .uaraware.. iFfln. ani  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,  IJ,11U1UI?U1UJ  AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  ��  "WHOLESALE.  'W  ASLO,    B_ O.  RETAIL.  JT  ^WXTXX   A.   L-A."R,C3-"E!   A.3STD   COMPLETE   STOCK   OE  Hardware, Stoves, Tinware,   ��� . ������  ���  Builders' and Miners' Supplies.  mi  ���AJ  MONTH LATER.  (atJMs^-  fe*r  We also carry a large stock of  DIAMONDS,  JEWELRY,  WATCHES,  CLOCKS, Etc.,  ox  loos and Sewing, nines  Etc.,  And we sell at Eastern Prices.  ish  Watch Repairing a Specialty  Come and See Us.  I!. II. IJ.'K, Niilnry Public  JI.\ltl(V(II. WARD  ��  �����  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.  OFFICE:    IFIROIsrT   STEEET,   KASLO,   B.   C.  .A."DO"OI3'*J"I"J*NrC3-  C^-R-A-IESTD   OBN*TEAL   HOTEL.  INSIDE LOTS IN FOUR MILE CITY ADVANCED PROM $50 TO 75.   SECURE ONE I  �����  ft'  .U--.I l1      ...  ^iilMP^I^?^^


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