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The Tribune Dec 22, 1892

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Array East an6 West 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.  rjUST  YEAH.---NO. r>.  .IN  ELSON,   BRITISH  COLUMBLV,  THURSDAY,  DECEMBER  22,   1802.  PRICE TEN  CENTS.  THE    LARDO- DUNCAN    COUNTRY.  IMMENSE     LEDGES     AND    FABULOUSLY  RICH   ���"OLD    AND    SILVER    ORES.  A, Short Sketch of the Location and Character  of the Principal Groups of Claims-���When  Worked,  Will the Output  of  the  Country  Come Southward?  Lardo-  lible. but  good in' Slocan. it is  the same can be said of  The Lardo-Duncan mineral sections.  Avhich nvo now attracting more or less a t-  tention in the mining-world, will no doubt  be Die scene ol" active operations next  season and for an indefinite time thereafter. The subjoined description ol' the  situation of the dilTerent groups and  claims with the character and assay returns of their metallic, contents herewith  appears for the first time in print as an  entirety, although paragraphs have been  published from time to time concerning  dilTerent features about the camps named.  Had it not been fully demonstrated that  the reports brought back by the early  prospectors of the Slocan were practically  correct, and that smelter returns on large  shipments ol' ore had been about'the  same as samples taken For assay, the Mg  nres here g\ven of the value o  Duncan ores would appear increc  as the rule held  probable, in time  Lardo-Duncan.  That this country was a mineral-bearing one has been known to hunters and  trappers for many years, placer mining to  a grea ter or less extent has been carried  on in a crude way for years aiid handsome returns gained, it was not till the  fall of "1890 that any quartz locations were  made as far as known. At that time J.  W. Maskins of Bevblstoke discovered  -what is known as the Maskins group, near  the headwaters of Llealey creek, on the  divide between the Lardo and. Duncan  rivers. On account of this discovery the  provincial government in 1891 constructed  a pack trail up he Lardo to Trout lake.  The excitement occasioned by the rich  strikes in Slocan district- naturally drew  the prospecting element toward that section during the past year, and as the district was swarming with men the past  .sunimor a number pushed forward in a  northerly.direction to trace the mineral  belt, which finally brought them to the  Lardo - Duncan country.  On Davios creek, which empties into  Kootenay"lake at the new town of Lardo.  large bodies of copper ore have been discovered. On Cooper creek, which empties  intp the Lardo a short distance 'above its  luputh, some fifty or sixty locations Were  made showing ores of a high grade. Tlie  Hnskins group, mentioned above, includes  the Abbott. King William, Union, and  Stella. Assays from the surface of these  claims gave from $7 to $20 in gold, 120 to  100 buncos in silver, and a high percentage  in lead per ton. Near this is the Ward-  Wagner groun, from which assays have  been obtained giving $10 to $30 in gold.  and 115 to 31!) ounces in silver, in the  same neighborhood is the Orphan Boy,  ."with an ore body from fifteen to twenty-  four inches wide, solul galena, carrying  from 00 to 120ounces silver. The Maple  Leaf carries ore assaying as high as $_()()  and $240 per ton in gold; while iu'the  same group are the Crown Point and  Beaver, similar to the Maple. Leaf, and  from which assays of 80ounces in silver  with high grade-of lead have been -obtained.  Two miles north, and on the same belt,  is the North Star group, owned by Abra-  ham'son and Langrell. They have one  vein from fifteen to twenty feet wide;  average assay $53 gold and 25 ounces silver. One mile to the east is the Silver  Cup group. Here is located the Crystal,  containing four feet of solid ore; value.  $23 gold and 9-1 ounces silver. The Queen  of theliills and Silver Cup average about  the same, namely, twenty-two inches solid  ore. from which .specimens taken have  yielded  from 053 to 2300 ounces silver per  tOll. ;  The Leroy & Gainer ''group' is situated  on Lime creek, a tributary of the Lardo.  The veins are from three to five feet wide,  from which assays have been had yielding  $15 to $20 gold and 200 to-KK) ounces silver.  The Poole anil Crockett group is situated  between the north and south forks of the  Lardo river. Here, it is claimed, a ledge  exists fully eighty feet wide, carrying  galena and carbonate.'. A crosscut exposes thirteen feet solid galena, assaying  $49 gold, 53 ounces silver, besides quite a  quantity of lead. The carbonates in this  vein iissay as high as 300 ounces.  In the same vicinity is the.Ureat Northern group, located by Downos. Holdeh,  Walker and others. It is estimated there  are 1500 tons of ore running from $8 to $15  gold and from iO to 03 ounces in silver  with a fair percentage of lead in sight on  the Great Northern, and the claim has  been bonded to .lohn A. Rockefeller, the  Standard Oil millionaire.  Two miles easterly from the Great  Northern, on the low grassy divide between the Lardo and Duncan rivers, are  the claims of Messrs Home, Nagle, McDonald and Fdwards. Several other persons, also, have locations in this neighborhood. The principal claims comprise the  Horn Silver, King, Celtic, Canadia.ii Girl,  and Iron Horse. Two strong parallel  ledges exist here; one from three to four  feet in width, /hied with rusty galena and  carbonate.-;, average samples yielded from  $13 to 23 in gold and 53 ounces silver, besides the lead contents. The other ledge  is a contact between black slate and lime  and is from thirty to forty feet wide, the  vein matter of which is granulated quart:-.  of a friable nature- carrying bright hard  galena and free gold. This quart/, has  been crushed and tested by panning, from  500 to'000 colors of gold have been found in  one pan of pulp. Verv conservative prospectors predict (hat this ledge will be the  Comstock of the Lurdo-IJtuican camp.  Kleven claims, all showing ore. have been  staked on this vein.  About one mile easterly from the locations above de-scribed, nearer Duncan  river, on the same grass-covered mountain, lies the Blackburn gvc u >. Mr. Blackburn, who is a inming engineer, with his  lartners. have six claims located on a  edge from, live to six feet in width, car-  rvingmi ore body from two to four feet  tliick. assaying $17-in gold...<.)() ounces sil-  s'cr. and rich in lead contents.  A deal of considerable magnitude would  have been cousumamtcd on this ground  the past fallhad the depth of snow not  prevented the representative of capital  from reaching the claims.  Two miles westerly from tlie Home  camp is a group of eight claims owned by  .Messrs. Livingstone. 'Raiincy, and others.  The ore is similar in character to that of  the Blackburn cluster. The _i'>ntgoinery  and Brett group is located ten miles  northerly from the mouth of Lardo river,  on Glacier creek. The claim.-* are five in  number and contain large bodies of rebellious gold ores, which an analysis proves  can be successfully reduced by the Mc-  Arthur-Forrest process.  RAILROADS AND RUMORS OF RAILROADS  Grey's galena cam]) is situated  ;i' short  distance :ihove on Duncan river.  More several claims have been secured  which have similar characteristics to  those above described. About six miles  above the Grey camp Messrs. Cudihoe de-  Gray have several promising free-milling  gold claims.  in this vicinitv, on Fight-Mile creek, is  where Mr. Mirsch and companions of the  provincial government surveys, found the  rich gold float that caused some excitement last fall, and where they have two  locations on the source of the float. Mr.  Mirsch, also, has several locations of rich  hydraulic diggings near by containing  coarse gold. Across the valley from the  Mirsch quart/, locations are the discoveries  of .Messrs. Bono, Sandon, and Cudihee.  made late last fall. Ore brought back by  them and assayed gave returns as high as  $2200 per ton in gold.  The foregoing comprises about all the  information obtainable concerning the  coming scene of great mining activity.  It will be seen that the majority of the  finds described carry auriferous as well  as argentiferous galena, and that gold  quart/, and placer mines will doubtless yet  be a factor in the Lardo-Duuean country.  The Lardo and- the Duncan rivers.are  only navigable for the .smallest boats: but  two lakes exist. Trout lake, on the Lardo.  ohirty iniles from the north end of.Kootenay lake, is fifteen miles long and from  one to one and a half miles' wide. While  Upper Kootenay lake, on Duncan river,  live iniles above its junction with the  Lardo, is twelve miles!.long and from one  to two miles wide. '  The question now is���and it is one  worthy-of consideration by the business  men and transportation lines on Kootenay  lake���can the ore from the claims in the  Lardo-Duncan country be brought down  Lardo river, thence to market by Kootenay lake; or will it go north and west and  out by the nort' east arm of Arrow lake  and the Columbia, river?  ���  What Was Dreaded Happened.  That Nelson escaped a serious lire last  night' is owing entirely to the prompt action taken by the foreman of the-Deluge  Hose Company, in  accordance   with  the  suggestions  nia.de   in  the Tin-:  Triis_-V_  last;  week.     On  examination,  every  fire  hydrant'except one in the town was found  to be froze up and the hose in bad condition.   The hydrants were thawed out and  properly packed and the hose cleaned and  dried.    About 0 o'clock last night, when  the wind was blowing a gale, the ringing  of the  fire  bell   announced   that   which  every  property   owner   dreaded���-a   lire.  Within  five  minutes the hose company  was on the ground and had  a  .stream of  water playing on the burning building, a  one-story frame at the corner of Victoria  and   Ward   streets..   The   building   was  formerly occupied by Angus Mclntyre as  a.livery barn and was distantabout forty  fee!) from any other.    It was at once seen  that the building could not be saved, and  effoi'.ts'of the'.hose-company were directed  toward saving adjacent  property.    Fortunately, the wind  was from the  north.  nnd the  nearest buildings   to  the south  were the residences of M. S. Davys, G. 0.  Buchanan, and .).  A. Turner,  all   more  than  100 feet distant.    Although   sparks  ignited   the shingies on  the   porches   of  these buildings, little difficulty was had  i-n preventing the fire spreading.    In less  than fifteen minutes the roof and walls of  the   burning   building   fell   in,   and   the  danger    was    over.    The   building   was  owned  by Hunt Ac Dover, and had been  empty   for  some   time.     Yesterday Mr.  Hunt moved some furniture in   it.   The  loss is in  the neighborhood  of $S00.   The  building   was   insured,   through C.   Main-  ber's agency, for $300.  The Big Trees in California Nowhere.  Fvery.nian interested in Slocan district  will gamble that within its boundaries  are the biggest mineral ledges on earth,  the richest ore ever discovered, and the  steepest mountains in America: but no  one nut Tom Mulvey was aware that in  the district are trees giants in comparison  with those in Tuohtin ne county, California.  Tom says there is a hollow cedar tree at  Slocan City in which eight cayuses are  comfortably stabled, entrance bein if effected through an opening cut in onesido^  Tom also reports about fifteen inches of  sn jwat the lower end ofSlocan lake and  the trail down the river in first-class condition.  Work Actually Commenced on One, That is  Heading- Towards Nelson.  According to Spokane advices, the contract has been let for the grading of the  Nelson Ac Fort Sheppard railway; -but  little faith, however, is placed in any news  regarding this country which originates  iu that city. All that is known at Nelson  is that eight men got oil' the steamer Columbia at the mouth of the Bend d'Oreille  on Tuesday who said they intended to begin work the next day on the foundations  of the piers for the bridge across the Bend  d'Oreille river. Thtit the road will be  built is not now doubted, and its building  will force Canada's great octupus to liuild  a branch from its main line'to some point  on Kootenay lake.  Several of the parties interested in the  coin* any that procured a charter last  winter L' >r a road from Kaslo to the mines  in Slocan district were in Nelson on Sunday. They claim that work will be commenced on the road early in the spring:  one of its enthusiastic admirers asserting  that ten miles of it would be in operation  before the Silver King sale was completed  ���and, perhaps, he knew what he was  talking about. The company will make'  an effort to obtain the usual subsidy from  the Dominion government. Their SJforts  should be successful, but they will, of  course, meet with opposition from the  Canadian Pacific, which is after subsidies  for proposed lines in the same territory.  The Bonner's Ferry Herald-of the 17th  says the Northern Pacific lias engineers  making surveys between Kootenay Station and Bonner's .Ferry. Before the completion of the Great Northern to Bonner's  Ferry the Northern Pacific did a large  freight and passenger business with tlie  Kootenay Lake country, but now their  more northern rival gets it all. F. I..  Whitney and M. G. McMicken, two of the'  high officials iu the transportation departments of the Great Northern, were in'  the lake country last week, but they  know nothing of importance as to the  future intentions of their road regarding,  this section. They claimed that the'  World's Fair was the point- on which:  most of the western railroads had their'  weather eye, and the buildiugof branches  would be considered after its close.  Nothing is known of the intentions of  the, Canadian Pacific; but it is freely  bandied about in.certain circles that favorable reports of engineers, like the Stewarts, have been pigeon-holed somewhere  else than in the chief engineer's oflice at  Montreal.  A number of charters will be applied  for at the coining session of the Legislative Assembly, and the Davie government  should head them all oil" by passing a general act that would' permit the building  of 'ra-i I wa.;ys anywhere and by anyone.. ':  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP. L  WORK   ACTUALLY   COMMENCED  work  pleted  era I cl  Charles Cole, a prospector, died 'and -was  buried at Watson last week. Very little,  if anything, is known of deceased or his  relatives up'to the'.present.. It is claimed  he'was engaged in prospecting for J. N.  Squire of Spokane, and had been a soldier  on the Federal side during the civil war  in the United States.  The contractors who undertook to bu Id  the wagon road from Kaslo to the mouth  of Cody creek, a distance of thirty-one  miles, have made an assignment after  completing about seventeen miles of the  road. It is understood workmen will ail  bo .paid. Some of the merchants who  sold the contractors-supplies, however,  are a little dubious as to the exact time  when they will be paid.  yesterday- brought out all the buffalo  and coonskin coats in Nelson. -The  weather was cold and the wind came  down the outlet at the rate of a hundred  iniles an hour. The steamer Nelson managed to make the run to Kaslo, but her  captain was afraid to make the return  trip.  It is customary for a country newspaper to refer in.complimentary terms to  the dealers in printing material who  furnished it its dress. Tin-: Timjji-xk'.s  dress was furnished by M.'ller &��� Richard  of Toronto, the only firm in Canada who  would sell it a dress on credit. The only  fault its owners find with it is that not  enough of "cap" Ks were sent to properly  boom Kaslo.  David P. Kane, one of the first settlers  in Kaslo, has .gone to Portland, Oregon, to  spend the holidays and may extend his  trip to San Francisco. The real object of  "Dave's" visit is hard to determine, but  it is supposed he will purchase two tickets  for the return trip: yet when matrimony  was mentioned to him before his departure he would blush like a lobster. .  Work was commenced last week on the  Catholic church. It is on the corner of  .Josephine and Silica streets.  M. II. Gilliam has arrived at Kaslo.  where he will remain permanently looking after his brother L. C.'s business interests.  Ralph L. Clarke, of the Bank of Spokane, spent Saturday and Sunday at the  Washington miiie.Sloca.il district, and is  well pleased with the outlook.  The Kaslo wagon road committee were  busy on .Saturday and Monday evenings  last paying off the laborers who worked  on the road.  Williain II. Lancaster reports only two  feet of snow at Bear lake, and more of  the beautiful at lower elevations than on  the higher points.  Work has commenced in real earnest on  the Alamo, iu Slocan district, Billie Childs  having got all Jiis supplies to the claim.  On  a Tunnel  that will Exploit  a Portion of  Ainsworth Disti'ict.  Thomas .'Johnson, manager of the Shafer  Gold Ac Silver Mining Company of Seattle,  arrived in Ains *"orth last week and completed   all   arrangements   for   beginning  on   the   tunnel   that,   when   corn-  will prove the worth of the sev-  aims which he has bonded for his  company.    The claims were bonded for a  year at $10,500, a. cash payment of $1500  being made  to the owners���Dan  Clark,  Jimniy Van Hook, and  Robert Jackson.  The tunnel-site is about l.j   miles below  Ainsworth. and it is estimated that when,  in 1500 feet the tunnel will tap the claims  bonded at a. depth of 1200 feet.    The tunnel will bo4Ax(H feet, and until April 1st  work vill be carried on by hand,- a contract   being   let   to Alex.  McLeod,  Dan  Clark. Tom Garvey, anil Milt Loufher, at  $12 a foot, they furnishing their own supplies.   The boys-will work two shifts and  expect   to  make  wages.    In  the spring,  machine drills will be used, power being  obtained from Loon lake, which is  fully  1000 feet above the mouth of the tunnel.  Air. Johnson says his companv expect to  fspend between '$35,000 and $-10,000 on the  "undertaking.  Mining Notes.  Parties in Kaslo who are interested in  the Priest Lake mining district state that  they have serious trouble there on account  of not knowing where the 49th parallel js.  It appears there is quite a stretch of country which the boundary commission never  surveyed, and there are no monuments.  In many instances it is impossible for  prospectors to determine whether they  are in the United States or British Columbia.  Peter Peterson, a- mining, foreman from  the Ciuur d'AIenc, started from Ivaslo on  last Thursday morning with a force of  men and supplies to commence development work on the Solo claim, recently  ,bonded by Piggott & Gilliam' from Pound  and Winchester.  ��� ���' William Matheson, who located the  Wellington mine on Whitewater creek,  eighteen miles from Kaslo. i.s in Kaslo  with a sack of ore from the Charleston,  an'extension of the Wellington, which assays 1500 ounces per ton in silver.  Robert Jackson has the tunnel on the  Northern Belle in 50 feet. The pay vein  is from, two to three feet wide, nearly  ���solid,.ore.  Seely and Riley bonded their interest  in the Big Bertha at the rate of $25,000  for the property to K. E. Coy. Within  three hours after the deal had been closed  a message came from Spokane that $55,000  could be obtained. Henry Smith anil .1.  B. Williams, the owners of the other one-  half, are noti yet ready to sell.  Sam Magee, foreman of the Dardanelles,  was-in .Kaslo Sunday, and Monday. He  reports the vein improving as tlie .shaft  descends toward China.  All the approaches to the tunnels on the  Washington are covered and suitable  buildings are erected so none of the workmen need be exposed to the elements.  There are a number of experienced. Coour  d'Alone miners at Kaslo ready aiid willing  to take contracts or leases on Kaslo-Slocaii  mines for the winter.  . Five tons of good-looking ore were  shipped on Tuesday from the Mile Point  mine at Ainsworth. The ore went to Ta-  c'pma. It is thought that the freight rate  Avill not exceed $14.50 per ton.  ^.The Philadelphia company expect to resume work on the Highlander, in Ainsworth district, with a Mr. White in charge  as foreman.  making an effort to charter tlie steamer  Kaslo. and if they succeed will run her  daily between Nelson, Balfour, Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth, and Kaslo. Although small,  she is almost as speedy as the Nelson.  The Boards of Trade of Nelson and Kaslo  will also take action in the matter, and  possibly the present friction can be reduced to a.''minimum.  THE GOVERNMENT AM NEW DENVER  BOARDS   OF   TRADE.  Kicking- Against a Steamboat.  The steamer Ainsworth is pulled off the  run between Nelson and points on Kootenay lake and the business men of Nelson  and Kaslo are vigorously kicking against  the management of the steamer Nelson.  They claim that the steamer is run as a  sort of boarding-houseai'id not as a freight  and passenger boat, it leaves Nelson at  0 o'clock in the morning, ostensibly to allow travelers bound for the Slocan'mines  to make connection at Ivaslo with the  stage; for Watson and New Denver, but  iii reality to compel travelers to sleep and  oat ab( aid the boat, for it is well known  that the Slocan stage leaves Kaslo hours  before the steamer arrives at that town.  It is also an imposition'on travelers, for  they are compelled to pay from 50 to 100  percent more for accommodations on the  boat than is charged for like accommodations at hotels. What is true of Nelson  is also true of Kaslo. This is all the more  galling to business men in these towns,  for the management of the boat has, during the past summer, purchased all, or  nearly all. of its supplies in Spokane or  Bonner's Ferry, although the boat is British registered. Business men at Nelson  also kick at being compelled to haul  freight for points on the lake to the railroad wharf, instead of to the government  wharf. Teams cannot get nearer the  former wharf than the railroad depot,  and the freight has to be run down on  push-cars, the railroad company, it is said,  charging wharfage. Teams can drive on  the government wharf and deliver freight  within a i'ew feet of the steamer. .Another  kick is against the rate charged for transferring merchandise and ore between the  steamboat, landing at the mouth of Kootenay river and the railroad. Although the  distance is about the same as from the  railroad depot at Nelson to the business  part of the town little over half a mile  $2.50 a ton is charged for the transfer,  while the charge at Xelson is only $1.  The  business men of the two towns are  Perfecting-   Organization   at   Both   Kaslo   and  Nelson.  Quite a number of business men of Kaslo  and vicinity, pursuant to a notice, met at  the school-house on Saturday eveni  to  discuss  ways and  means for tlie com  pletion of  the Board of Trade organization.     G. O. Buchanan .was   selected as  chairman, anil R. II. Kemp acted as secretary.     Mr.  John   Hendry,   who has, had  considemblo   experience    in    organizing  boards of trade in the,province, addressed  the meeting, and gave some valuable hints  as how to proceed  to obtain the charter,  etc.    A resolution was adopteil thatS. If.  Green, Thomas Norquay. A. W. Wright,  li. H. Kemp, i\)\d G. 0.  Buchanan be appointed a committee, with full power to  act. to proceed at once anil take all necessary steps  toward  the proper and legal  organization of the Board of Trade.    Addresses were made  by a  number of the  gentlemen'" present,  every  one being in  earnest and  anxious  to have the board  started and on its feet as soon as possible.  The name was not decided on at the meeting, as it was the sense of the gentlemen  present to allow till members of the association to have a voice in the matter. The  meeting adjourned, subject to the call of  the organizing committee.  At Nelson the weather was so stormy  on Wednesday night that the average  business man felt more inclined to hug a  stove than venture out, and the adjourned  organization meeting was but sliinly attended. Messrs. Teetzel, Gilker, Elliot,  McLeod, Jowett. Applethwaite, Madden.  Bogle, and Bowes showed up. JVIr. Elliot,  the secretary of the committee on organization, reported progress, but thought it  best, owing to the small attendance, to  postpone action until Friday afternoon.  Those present agreed with him, and the  meeting was adjourned until- 3 o'clock-  Friday afternoon, when every businessman in Nelson'should be in attendance.  THE      LATTER'S      GROWTH      RETARDED  BY   THE    FORMER'S    INACTION.  A "Tribune" Reporter Sizes up the Situation  and Proffers Sensible Advice to the Davie  Government However,  it  is Not  Likely  the Advice Will be Considered.  NEW   DENVER   NOTES.  J. E. Boss of Spokane has bonded the  Mountain Lilly, Lucky Move, Boulette.  and Bebound. all situate on the north  fork of Carpenter creek, for $25,000, $2500  payable withinthirty days. The locators  were Dan McCrea. Thomas Wall, II. A.  Boss, and J. C. Cress. This is the first instance of 'property on the north fork  being bonded for any amount of money.  It is about time attention was paid, to  that part of the district, as most of the  specimens' from the claims in that section  are very rich.  Jack Robertson reports that there is  about three and a half feet of snow in  the vicinity of the young Dominion.  Work has just been started on the property, and Mr.''Bobertson adds that he has  sufficient supplies to last his men until  next June.  It is reported that the Cumberland  claim will shortly be bonded for $23,000;  but nothing has yet been placed on  record to that effect;. The owners, how-,  ever, appear to think that their World's  Fair tickets are as good as bought.  Only the first few weeks of winter over  and already the stores have run short of  coal oil. The next article will be tobacco.  Although several attempts have been  made- by selfish people to drink up the  ���supply of .whisky, they do not, at present,  appear to have met'with success.  Messrs Buck and Sproat arrived here  from Kaslo. The former, it appears,  wished to consult the mining recorder  (Alexander Sproat) as to his views with  rega-rd' to petitioning the government to  move the'record office to Bear Lake City.  So absurd a proposition hardly requires  any comment from those who know the  country: but. at the same time, the authorities in Victoria- should be careful,  before* considering such a proposition, to  examine this petition, should it ever reach  them, and take notice who the petitioners are: whether they are real estate  boomers or miners: whether they are business men connected with the townsites  at Bear lake or capitalists interested in  mining properly. We maintain that a  record ollice should be iu that portion of  a mining district which is most central to  the mnjorily of the country to bo-prospected. On this point the prospector  should be more considered than the investor, while the townsite boomer should  not be.listened to at all.  Mr. Aylwin returned from Nakusp and  reports that place as being almost deserted. The sleigh road between the head  of the lakeand Nakusp. he says, is in first-  class condition, aud all that is required is  more snow, especially at the Nakusp end.  An Empty Reservoir.  An examination of the water company's  reservoir after tin; lire last night revealed  the fact that, it was empty, and had been  during the fire. Ire to the thickness of  four inches had formed on the reservoir,  and its weight had iu some way broke the  waste-gate, which allowed the water lo  run freely through the "drain-box. The  shut-off valve on the main pipe was also  so turned that but little water could have  run through the mains even had the reservoir been full. Eternal vigilance should  be the watchword, not only of nropcrty  ownors, butof the employees of (Ik; water  company as well.  Tine Tilibunk,  in a former issue, referred to the desirability of the government  nieu au    )liaicing ..n oilicial statement iiiji-cspect to  ,'ig       * I the ownership of the tin:surveyed''portion:���  of the Ncav Denver toAvnsite,   and   the  point is one in which eA*ery resident of  the town has an interest.    Despite what  Kaslo enterjjri.se and outside capital has  done  to turn  the   trade   of   the   Slocan  district   toward Kaslo,  there are many  people, among them people whose views  are A-alimbic on  questions of the   kind,  who believe that the trade thus diA-erted  will yet find a more natural outlet by way  of Slocan lake.   They argue that ore cannot be taken as cheaply from TAvih Lake  basin or Four Mile creek to Kootenay Jake  as to the Columbia, river.    It then'should  be evident to unbiased  outsiders that a  town of considerable importance must be  built somewhere on the shores of Slocan  lake before the district i.s many months  older.    This was evidently the vieAV taken  by   the   public    Avhen  the  government  sold  New Denver town   lots   by  public  auction, or Avhy did they pay the large  sum of $29,000 for 101  lots in a town consisting of a i'ew log cabins?  Again:   This  was evidently the view taken by several  well-known   speculators  in  the district,  Avhen the government announced that the  reserve Avas removed from the unsurveyed  portion  of   the townsite,  or Avhy  their  publicly   expressed   desire   to   complete  their applications to purchase this land?  It is, therefore, evident that Ncav DeiiA'er  is the popular point on Slocan lake, and  yet today she has less than a hundred inhabitants and only about half that number log cabins.   To all acquainted  Avith  the affairs of tho district the reason is as  plain  as daylight.    Let the government  not only make an official statement as to  the OAvnershi]) of the unsurveyed portion  of the townsite, but let theni also state  whether they intend to spend any of the  $9000 already received on account of this  property in improA'ing the same.    If this  is not done those avIio wish to invest in  real estate on Slocan hike had better at  once invest their'money at. other points,  while those already interested Avould be  wise if they; recognized  that  they  had  made a bad bargain;"and .if they still believe that the Slocan lake is the. natural  outlet,  let them move to   some   of   the  many townsites around the lake.  To put the matter briefly, let the government either act or A-acate the position  of holding the key to the Slocan district.  Until this-happens'Kaslo people'can well  afford to say that their town is the chief  point in ��� the'district, and they .will continue to reap the harvest they so richly  deserve for their enterprise, and pluck.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  It will not be necessary-to-place-any  extra boat-on' Kootenay lake to carry  wliisky to Kaslo next year unless a new  lot of drinkers are .imported. The return  of a i'ew citizens who have sampled the  gold cure in Spokane, looking robust anil  sound, and their not having the slightest  appetite for strong liquors, has caused  quite an exodus from Kaslo to Spokane,'  people going out on '���mining business."  A map of the Kaslo-Slocan mining districts has just been completed by a Kaslo  draughtsman, a few tracings will betaken  from it and then it will betaken outside  for lithographing.  Williain Chambers, late of Bonner's  Ferry and Kaslo. has gone to the south  end of the lake to erect a hotel to-accommodate the travelers over the Kootenay  Lakeand Bonner's Ferry sleigh road during the winter.  John F. Ward of the Cieur d'AIenc  hotel, Kaslo, dropped down to Nelson this  week, merely to see if his lots at the corner of 'Vernon and Ward streets were  worth as much as when he left Nelson to  take up his resilience in the northern metropolis.  The ladiesof Ainsworth will have a tree  on Christmas eve, and haA'e giA-en a general invitation to all the miners in the  camp to attend.  John   Sucksinith   is   the  happiest man in Kaslo.    It is  ���'Doc"  La Ban says he thinks  pull through all right.  W. B, Will, one of the  pioneered at the mouth of  creek last winter, came down  Denver  this   week.     Me says  proudest and  a girl, and  "Jack" will  men    Avho  Carpenter  from New  the  sleigh  road  between  the Freddy-Lee mine and  Three Forks is completed.  "Jack" Thompson came down from the  Blue Bird mine. Slocan district, on .Monday. Me reports No. I tunnel in ore: also,  that no trouble is experienced in packing  ore from the mine to the wagon road.  The settlers iu Fire Valley, on the west  side of the lower Arrow lake, arc petitioning the legislative assembly for an appropriation to aid them in building a  wagon road from the head of the settle-  incut down to Killarnev Landing, a distance of about eight miles. At present  they use a park trail over the divide between the lakeand the valley. I , I  I*  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON",  B.C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER  22,  1892.  SILVEB  L_E_____.II)  (Tlie Nagle-Bavics Crown Grant.)  ining Camps.  The Terminus of the Governmi  r  The Only Flat Land Not Subject to Overflow and the Only Harbor at the North End of Kootenay Lake.  These first 200 lots  and streets will be  cleared free of cost,  after which prices  will be advanced to  indemnify vendors for  cost of clearing and  other   improvements.  Managing  Agent,  Stone   Block,  TIIK TlilUCN'I'.  is published on Thursdays, by .John  '"���'" "   Hocsto.v Si Co., and will be mailed  lo subscribers  on payment, of (Ink Doi.i.ak :i yenr.    Xo subscription  taken for loss Mian a year.  Ul-X'UbAli. AOVKRTISKAIK.VT.S printed at the following rat.es: One inch, ��.'lfi a year: I wo inehes,  SCO a" year; three inches ��81 a year: four inehes.  S.%- a year; five inches, ��107) a year; six inehes and  over, at the rale of S1.50 an inch pur month.  TKAXSIFXT .Ain'rci'TI.SKAIKXTS tf> cents a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion,   li rth.  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL Oil RICADIXG IWA'f'TKK XOTIOKS .OO cents a  line each insertion.  JOB I'l'IXTIXG al. fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  cverv month: subscription, in advance.  A HKAXCH OFFICK, with Air. It. It. Kemp in charge,  is eslablished at Kaslo. Air. Kemp is authorized to  receipt for subscriptions and contract for advertisements.  ADDilK.S.S all communications lo  TITK TKII'b'XE. Xelson, H.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaIIAU. Al.O.���Physician and Surgeon.   Hooms 'J  ���    and  I  Houston block, Xelson.   Telephone  1*2.  ���DAXDAU, II. KKAIP. lU.F.���Fxamines and reports  --���-��� on mines and pronpeets. Twenty years'continuous  experience. Independent of any mine or works. Xot interested in the buying or selling of mines or prospects.  Kaslo, H.C.  APPLICATION   FOR   HOTEL   LICENSE.  "TVrOTICK is hereby given that the undersigned intend  -*-N to apply before the government agent, al Xelson for  a license for a hotel at-Bear bake ('itv. West Kool.enav  distrief.  Hear bake City.  Dec. 1st, IS'12.  W. .'/. SIAIRSOX,  GORMAN' WKST.  ��.ir  TIIUR.SDAV Ainil.VIXG   ..UKCKAII-KIt 22, 1802  PASS   A   GENERAL   RAILWAY   ACT.  The usual baLoIi of notices of applications for l-ailway cliartei's appeai'siu the  Official Gazette;   Is it not about time to do  away  "with   this clmi'tei" business?   For  business it is, nob'legislation.    How many  railway charters ha \'e been granted in the  last four years by the Legislative Assembly of .British Columbia? Answer: Twenty-four.    ITow   many of   these  railways  have   been   built?   Answer:   One.   How  many of the railways for "which charters  have been granted  \vill ever be built by  the men who obtained the charters?   Answer:    Nob one.    How many of the charters already granted are  for sale?   Answer:    Kvery one, except those  granted  to stool pigeons'of the Canadian Pacific  .Kailway Company.    If these statements  arc  facts,  do  they not prove -that.-the-  granting  of   charters   is   a   business,  in  ���which a Legislative Assembly should"not  be engaged?..   The charter business is a  fraud from beginning to end, and should'  at once be abolished  by .the passage of  acts that would  permit the building of  rail  and  tram ways   and   telegraph   and  telephone lines by anyone who wished to  do so.    Under our laws the widest coin-'  petition   is   allowed   in   manufacturing,'  banking,  lumbering,  canning, and   merchandising: but once let a man ask for the  privilege of building a rail or tramway,  or a telegraph or telephone line, and he  has to overcome  the  opposition  of   the  owners-of a charter covering the route  over which he wishes to build.    Can any  good reason be given why the owner of a  rail oi' tramway, or a telegraph or telephone line, should be protected from competition by law, or by the pleasure of the  legislative   assembly?    We    think    not.  Pass general laws, under which these enterprises can   be  undertaken  by anyone  Avishing to do so,  and   their passage will  not     only     remove     temptation     from  '���worldly-inclined   members" of   the assembly, but promote the development of  the province._         ���  Is comaikxtixg on the probable action  of the International ..Monetary Conference, the Philadelphia Press, a goldbug  organ, says: "Gold standing on its own  '* merits will always be preferred to silver  "propped up artificially-far above the  " cost of its production.'" One of the favorite arguments used by the goldbug  press against the restoration of silver to  its old place as money is that the cost of  producing an ounce of silver is so much  less than its old value as money. .Did it  ever occur to these newspapers that it is  impossible to arrive tit the cost of producing an ounce of silver, or, for that  matter, an ounce of gold. In some mines  the cost of production is small, say fifty  cents an ounce: in others, again, it is  high, often as much as the price obtained per ounce. Again: No account  js taken of the millions expended  in ex  ploiting silver mines that never produce  a dollar's Avorth of bullion. AVhat is true  of the cost of producing silver is equally  true of the cost of producing gold. As  an illustration: Less than three years  ago a company was organized in this district to develop a. placer claim. The company expended. $I-l.-):"5.:"50 and produced  gold dust tlitit sold for just $7.50. It  would hardly be fair to argue, from bhe  above experiment, that the cost of producing one dollar iu gold was $10-1.06.  _"eb. that is precisely the basis on which  goldbug newspapers arrive tit bhe cost of  producing nil ounce of silver. They take  exceptionally rich mines ami base the  cost of producing an ounce of silver the  world over from data obtained from these  mines.   ColoxbIj Bakek, minister of mines in  the Davie government, is anxious to learn  the opinions of prospectors and mining  men as to the working of the present mineral act. The general expressed opinion  of these men in this section is that the  present act should only be amended so as  to require the end and side lines of claims  to be clearly defined by stakes nob more  than oOO feet apart, and that no location  be valid until mineral is found in place.  If the finding of mineral in place was a  'requirement, an end would be put to  "snow" and other purely speculative locations; at the same time it would often  give ground to the prospector who used  pick and shovel in tracing and uncovering  mineral instead of to the one equip]>ed  ,vonly with an ax and a lead pencil.  (Notary  Public)  AND  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    UKI'l-KS-K.VITNl'    The Confederation Life Association.  Tliel'lnunix Fire Insurance Company.  The I'rovidonl Fund Accident Company:  .H..-SO.  The .Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester, l-jig-  land, makers of all kinds of mining niachinery.'air  compressors, rock breakers, .stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  X^^II-SO-NT,   33. O-  In what is locally known as "Four Mile," on Slocan lake, are some of the prospective  great mines of Slocan district. The Alpha group, the E-eid & Robinson group, the Mahan  claims, the Anderson group, the G-rover & Stevenson group, and more than fifty single  locations are in the camp, all carrying ore that assays up in the hundreds of ounces per ton.  At the mouth of Four Mile creek is a splendid site for reduction works, where, if erected, a  smelter would be within easy distance of all the mines in Slocan district. The owners of the  land at the mouth of the creek have had a part of it surveyed for a townsite, and as an  inducement for the erection of reduction works will place in trust, as a bonus, one-half of all  sums received from the sale of lots up to $50,000. Smelting men, looking for eligible sites  for reduction works, should investigate this proposition. For further particulars address  JOHN HOUSTON & CO. agents for the townsite owners, Nelson, B. C.  It is currently "reported that 'Gilbert  Malcolm. Sproat and his associates tire  setting 'up the pins to have the mining  recorder's office for Slocan district removed from New Denver to Bear Lake  City. Gilbert Malcolm is no slouch. avIiou  it comes to laying pipe or putting np  jobs, and he is said to have a "pull" with  the Davie government; therefore, the  people of the district in question should  lose no time in entering their protest  against the proposed removal. New Denver's location is such that it is easily  reached, summer and winter, from any  part of Slocan district." Besides, it is an  established toAvn. Bear Lake City is on  the summit of the Kaslo-Slocaii divide  and on the extreme eastern side of the  district. It is a townsite, not a town, and  perhaps never will be.  LOTS FOR SALE  IN  jj  Adjoining the government townsite of Xelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Xelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,    -:-  Mining  and  Real   Estate   Broker, Auctioneer  and Commis-jion Agent,  Agent  for Nelson  and "West Kootenay District,  or to  IXXKS & KlaifAUDS, Vancouver. B. C.  is within a few (2 to 13) miles of every mine and  prospect in the great Slocan district, a district in  which are located such producing mines as the  Freddy Lee�� Idaho, Washingten, Blue Bird, and  Mountain Wonder, and such prospective bonanzas as the Slocan Star, Dardanelles, Lucky Jim, Bonanza King, Payne, and half a hundred  others. It is a splendid site, at the mouth of Carpenter ere 3k on the shore of Slocan lake,  where the depth of snow is not more than it is at Nelson, seldom exceeding 18 inches. Practically New Denver is as close to the mines in Slocan district as Nelson' is to the mines in  Toad Mountain district, and it is bound to be the supply point for the district. Adjoining  New Denver on the north is the Bigelow addition, the lots of which are less than 500 yards  from the pos .office. The only harbor at New Denver is in front,.of this addition, at the foot  of Wardner street, where a wharf will be built early in.the spring. The lots are 25x115,  fronting on 70-foot streets. -  AH the odd-numbered lots in blocks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are now offered for sale without reserve at S50 for insides and $75 for corners, and those in blocks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,  15. and 15 at ��25 for insides and $35 for corners. Terms: half cash; balance in nine  months.    Apply to or address JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson, B. C.  T. .J..Ii.0ADM-*V.  .UATIIKU' (.'UTIII'IK  (.NOT.UIY   J'L'UMC.)  \V. .1.   WILSON'.  \v. I'Kiti-ui:.  MEAT MARKETS  Nelson and Kaslo.  "Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats with fresb meats, and deliver Mime at any mine  or landing in   tbe   ICootenay  bake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  FRED. J. SQUIRE,  f\\ere\)3r)t  O3II0r ��� BAKER  STREET,  NELSON,  HAS  O.V  DISI'LAV A   I'-fLL KANC'I-' OK  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Tweeds and Serges.  FALL AM)   W'N'J'KIC (JOODK  NOW  ON   HANI).  PBICES TO SUIT THIS TIUV-IES  FURNITURE ��� PM"  Stone Block, KASLO.  REAL ESTATE  REAL ESTATE AND  MINES.  omxnission  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.  OIEH-T'ia-S   IIT   THE    STOISTE   JBTTILD-DlJ-TG-,   __n__^0__TTST__.__]_____���_   _5_T_a_S__jO.  SOLI.; AGKXT  I'-OU TIIK  The business centre for the IC-islo-SIucim mines  .MANAGING    AGI'NT     ������'OK    -  __l__^._r:do-  The key to tbe great  l.ardo and Duncan  Itiver Camps.  0.   W.  RrciiAitnso.v,  Xelson.  Ii.  .7.   IlKAl.HY,  Ivaslo.  ICHABDSON & SjEALEY  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL"-:- AGENTS  ���r___3  T  ^ATIXiX-    -R-TTJ-nT    DAILT    STAGES  TO TERMINUS  OF KASLO WAGON ROAD,  RETURNING SAME DAY,  Freight forwarded with care and despatch to any point in  the Kaslo-  Slocan   District.   First-Class   Saddle   Horses   for  Hire.  STAGE   LEAVES KASLO at   7  a,m.   sharp   every   morning,   Sunday  included,    RETURNING  LEAVES Terminus of Road at 3 p.m.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  $10,000   TO   LOAN  ON REAL ESTATE  SECURITY.  "TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  : Toronto, Ontario,  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREET, NELSON,      -       -      -  Curry roll lines or all kinds of  Furniture fur residences, hoi els,  and  olllces.    Mattresses made lo  order, and at prices lower I linn  eastern and  const manufacturers.  .MAXLTACTCItKHH  OI''  FIRE-PROOF  ���  BURGLAR-PROOF   AND   VAULT  DOORS.  ���rilKV AICK AI.HO .WJHNTS ���.���(���������.  Evans Pianos and Dohcrty Organs  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  baggage   transferred  lo and   from Ihe  railway dopot and sloamboaf landing,   Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   .Slove  wood for sale.  IV-USON Sc W1UAAMSUN I'HOI'HIKTOI'S  The company's A 1 passenger and freight steamer  W. HUNTER  ,1. A. KHTA Iil!(><)lv Master  will make regular trips during the winter season from  Xew Denver to the bead and'tbe lower end of Slocan  lake At. the head of the lake passengers can lake the  trail for Nakusp. on the Columbia river, 20 miles distant;  and al Ihe lower end pack and saddle animals can always  he obtaineil to convey freight and passengers to Sloeai,  Crossing, on I he Columbia K Kootenay railway. .'I-' miles  dislanf.    For rales apply on board. ,  November lath. l.S!f_. \\. <J. Mai-INN ON, Secy.  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation  Company, Limited.  XOTIC'K   TO   .SHII'l-HI-.S.  As it is Ihe intention of the Columbia & ICootenay  Steam Navigation Company to continue running between N'orthport and the mouth of Kootenay r ver as  late in the season as it. is possible,' Iwelve and one-half  (|_A) cents per 100 pounds will he arlded to the through  rale on all freight received after December lath, in order  Lo covin- extra expense of transferring by I cum at the  mouth of the Knotcnn v. which is unavoidable during the  winter nths. .1.  W. TI'OLr, Manager.  Nelson. December I Ith. I8II-J.  West Kootenay Electoral District.  A Court of Hi-vision and Appeal, under Ihe "Assessment Act INKM." and amendments, will be held at the  Court House. Xelson. on Saturday, the His! day of December, I.S!!-.', al the hour of II) in I he forenoon.  N. KITZSTUHHS.  .fudge of the Court of li.cvisii.iti and Appeal.  Nelson, Deceiiibortitli, 1MB.  Lots can now be secured in this most desirable portion of the city. Lots 50 by 125  feet for sale. Comers $75; inside $50.  Terms, One-Third down, One-Third 6 months,  One-Third 9 months.  Families wishing to build residences can oblain larger lots if desired.   A   fine  stream   of   water on  the laud,  available  for household  purposes.    For further particulars apply   lo,  _E_E_   ^___EsTX)____]_RSOJSr.  Stone's  Building-,  KASLO CITY.  General Agent.  OFFICE, Victoria, B.C.  WORKS, Nanaimo, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS   OF  Dynamite, Blasting and Sporting Powder.  amite,  SAFETY FUSE DETONATOBS.  Branch Office and Magazine  at NELSON.  WHOUCSAUO   DIOAbKKS   IN    ELECTBIC BLASTING APPARATUS.  G. C. TUNSTALL, Jr.,  Nelson Ag-ent.  I  _._____. j  m      ;...���  ,. '   '  ,,i      .   _���i-.j���.u4���-_i.i���'T_r"~'^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER  22,  1892.  3  GENERAL   MERCHANT.  AGENT   FOR  good placer field whore they can begin  actual work,its soon as possible. Air. Anderson is now on his way to the mouth of  the Pond d'Oreille river to investigate a  placer field, and has made: arrangements  with secretary ��� Kisher of the Spokane  Mining Exchange, by'which anyone having suitable placer property nitty have  an expert sent to examine it for'the company. It' sittisfacLory, the company declares its readiness to place machines on  the property \* Uioufc delay.  REMARKABLE   RIDES   AND   RIDERS.  Accom-  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     ���  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DOXAI.D  A.  .*-OHTII   lion.  (1KO.  A-;. DKUMSlOXI).  K. H. CI.OU.STON    President   Vico-J -resident   Cieneral Manager  1ANK OF  IRITISH  OLUMBIA  (Incorporated by I loyal Charter, ISO..)  Capital (paid up) ��600,000   ..  (With  power to increase.)  Reserve Fund   -   ��220,000    .  $3,000,000  $1,100,000  _sr_ni_so_sr bea_toh:  N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IlKAXCIIKS  IN        LONDON  (Ens-land),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and,in the principal cities iu Canada.  liny and sell  Sterling  Kxcbange and  Cable Transfers.  CICA.NT CO.M.MKHC'IAI.  A.VI'i TKAVHl.l.HIiS'-CUIil'ITS.  available in any part, uf the world.  duai'ts issi.'i>:i>; coi.i.kutioxs .maui:; ktc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  ltATKOFIXTKUKSTlatpresent) FOb'l! I'erCenl.  TIMELY   AID.  /���Nelson. It.C, Victoria. H.C.  I     Vancouver, IS.C, Xanaiino, H.C.  nl'flUP IP*.-        New Westminster, l'.C "Caniloops.lJ.C.  San Francisco, Gala.,'Portland, Ore,  Seattle,   Wash.; Tacoma, Wash.  IIKA1)   OFFICF:.110  Lombard street,  LONDON,  Kng.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA���Bank of Montreal and branches:  ���'    ��� Canadian Hank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Hank of Canada and branches.  Commercial Hank of Manitoba; and  Hank of Nova Scotia..  UN'ITKD STATUS-Agents Hank Montreal. Now York;  Hank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  Five Millions   in   Gold   Loaned   at a Critical  Feriod. ������  A good many things were done tit the  time of the civil war in the United States  which were of ^re.-it value to tin* Federal  government, but which history has never  recognized. Perhaps it will always remain a mystery who it was that placed at  the disposal of the {government a {-Teat  fortune of gold without asking <my security, so that thereby the cruisers which  were being built in- England for the Confederate government were never permitted to sail out of English harbors.  In the early days of the war certain  shipbuilders   in   Great  -Britain   received  commissions front the Con federate govern-,  nient to build some very swift 'steamships  which were to be armed with long range  guns, arid which, .sailing under letters of  marque, were expected to inflict great  damage upon the vessels sailing under the  Union flag.  Charles' Francis Adams was minister  from the United States to the British  court, and he Avas very anxious about  these ships, because he knew that if they  were permitted to sail from English ports  the damage they would do to vessels sailing under the American flag would be  enormous. He protested to the British  government, but was told that the government had no information that' these  ships were designed to prey upon the  commerce of the* United States. Unle.-s  Air. Adams could furnish that information the British-government could take  no steps to restrain them.  The vessels were being built, and they  were almost ready to put to open sett  when- Mr. Adams appealed before the  British authorities with proof, which he  had obtained in a manner which he alone  knew, and which he'; kept as a secret to  the.day of ,h|sdeath, that these vessels  .were pajd for with Confederate money,  and he also furnished a''complete list of  officers and crew who were to sail., upon  them. He furnished other evidence which  was convincing.  At that time it was said that the ministry was not friendly to.the Union cause  and would be glad to'see the Confederate  govern input maintain itself. The law of  nation,-?-is very strict, however, so that  England cpuid be accused of doing an unfriendly apt if it permitted these vessels  to depart after such evidence.Mr. Adams  b'olioved that the ministry would find  some technical way.to avoid responsibility, and lie had reason for such belief.  A day or two after he had made his protest, w'ith proof, he received word from  the Bri ish authorities thtit if he would  deposit !jj"),(;(X).()()U in gold immediately, to  protect the British government against  suit for damages, the vessels would not  be allowed-to depart.  Air. Adams was in despair. He believed  this to be.a trick. Of course he had not  $"j,()()0,(K)() tit his instant command, and as  there was no ocean cable in those days he  could not get it from his government in  much less than three weeks' time. Before  he could hear from Washington City these  cruisers would be out upon the high seas.  As he sat iu his office grieving greatly  over this peril a gentleman walked in who  asked that absolute privacy be secured  for it few moments. When these two  men were alone, secure from eavesdropping, this visitor said to 31 r. Adams: "I  have just learned of the demand made  upon you for $:1,0()(),(K)() in gold as a guarantee to the British government to protect them in case they prevent the sailing  of these cruisers. I know that you cannot  command any such sum of money as that  until you hear from Washington. I believe this has been clone to enable the vessels to sail away. Therefore J have come  to offer you, Mr. Adams, that $">,()0(),(;()() in  gold, and 1 have only one condition to impose, and that is that my name be never  Known in this transaction."  Mr. Adams was amazed.    It seemed to  Interest at  the  allowed  rate of I  per cent per annum  will  on all  time deposits at. present.  be  him as (.hough this was a direct interposition of providence. After thanking most  earnestly his benefactor, Mr. Adams said:  "I have no security to offer you except  my pledge that I will send to Washington  immediately a nil ask thatthegoA'ernment  forward to yon its bonds as security for  this loan, but for three weeks at least you  will be without other security than my  promise."  With this agreement the benefactor departed and before nightfall Mr. Adams  had deposited the $o,()(K),0()0 in gold, to the  iitense surprise of the British officials.  They were obliged to keep their word and  the cruisers were retained, and thus the  great peril was removed.  As soon as it was possible to hoar from  Washington Mr. Adams 'received, some  ���Jf> 10,000.0(H) in government bonds, which  were turned over to the benefactor as security. Of course ,he received his'gold  back afterward, and the bonds were returned.  _^Only one living man'"knows who. this  benefactor was. President Lincoln knew,  secretary of'the treasury Chase arid Mr.-  Adams also, and they died without revealing the secret. Mr. Chittenden, who  was register of the treasury, and who  took the bonds to .England,-.knows, aud he  has enclosed the name in an envelope, deposited it with the .secretary .of the treasury, and after, his death it may be given  to the world. "  ���: Yet ��� financiers are. satished that this  benefactor - of ��� the United States who  ���risked $5,000,000 to save it from' peril--was  either Geerge Peabody, the banker and  philanthropist, who had lc. ng lived in London, or else.-one. of'the ���.Baring Brothers.  These were the only men capable of commanding on .the instant so great an  amount of money as that in gold, .who  were also so friendly to the United States  as to induce them" to make this amazing  offer. Mr. Adams used to say that had it  not been for this timely aid perhaps the  history of the civil Avar would have been  differently written.  FOR   OUR   RELIGIOUS   SUBSCRIBERS.  During the last ten years the number  of Christians in Bengal has grown from  .122,000 to 180,000.  The Episcopal Church in the United  States has 72 bishops, 3805 ministers, and  5-10,250 church members.  It is said  that there  is not an infidel  book 'published  in the Welch language.  The Welch are greater bible readers than  'and other race of people.-.  A wooden buildingcosting $5000 and accommodating (iOOO people was built expressly for the meetings held by Mr.  Moody in Dublin, Ireland.  The Methodist class ineeting held at the  Polytechnic Institute, London, Eng., litis  200'members. It is probably the largest  in existence.  .Ii. A. Massey of Toronto has given $20,-  000 toward the building fund of Wesley  college, the new Methodist institution to  be erected in Winnipeg.  The Unitarian church at Plymouth,  Massaehussets, was burned recently. In  the belfry Avas a bell cast bv Paul Revere  in 1801, and which rang tite curfew for  many years.  The Rev. Thomas Drury of the Church  of Emmanuel, Lawrence, Massachussets,  in the presence of 10(X) spectators, baptized a man and Avonmn Sunday in the  pond on the Common in a space broken  through the ice for the purpose.  The Rev. Isaac H. Tttttle, the oldest  rector in New York iu point of service,  preached his farewell sermon in old St.  Luke's church last Sunday, and is to become rector emeritus of new St. Luke's.  Dr. Tuttle is S3 years of tige and has held  one rectorship for forty-three years.  The Rev. Dr. Morgan of New York litis  almost accomplished a greater feat than  putting a heavier stone than champion  ever lifted. When he became rector of  tbe Church of Heavenly Rest it was stag-  goring under a debt of more than -$250,(X)0,  lie has reduced the debt more than one-  half, and a chty or two ago he received  from one of his parishioners a check for  $10,000. It is probable that the debt will  be entirelycleared iu ti short time, for Dr.'  Morgan has been informed that one of Jiis  parishioners will make up the deficit after  all the others have subscribed Avhat they  feel they can .afford.  A down-east minister who was Avaging  war against amateur theatricals clinches  his argument against everything pertaining to the stage by the statement that the  loss of life at Pompeii would have been  small but for the fact that most of her  people Avere in she theater at the time of  Vcsuvius's great eruption.  The wealthiest clergyman in America is  the lie v. Dr. Charles F. Hoffman, the  rector of All Angels'church in New York.  He is possessed of millions. He gave the  society its church, he supports its missions, and he has endowed several theological seminaries. The contribution box  is passed around in his church only as a.  matter of form.  Women took part in the recent church,  congress held at Folkestone, England, for.  the first time. One zealous ecclesiastic  printed a vehement protest against being  put on the program, on the ground that  they ought to ask their husbands at home  if they Avishcd to find out about anything.  But the congress was obstreperous and  permitted tlie woman to help make it a  great occasion.  Bishop Nicholson of Milwaukee litis re-  cciA'ed a check from a New York millionaire who requests that his name be'kept  from the public. The money is for Na-  shotah Seminary. The donor is supposed  to be the same man who gave $500,000 to  Bishop Potter for the proposed New York  cathedra] a few clays ago. Here evidently  is a man who "does good by stealth" anil  would "blush, to find it fame."  Brother Parkhurst's call for 1137 supervisors, whose duty it Avill be to look out  for the morals of NTow York city, indicates  that this famous parson intends to persevere in his purpose to reform the metropolis notwithstanding the scofling of  the ungodly. There may bo some reason  to question brother Parkhurst's methods,  but his heart evidently beats warmly for  his adopted town.   .        .       ,   .  The town of Lapel, Indiana, is in a  feyer of excitement over the subject of a  Christmas tree entertainment at the  United Brethren 'Church.' Di". Graham,  one of the trustees of the church, publicly  denounced such en tor tail unents as immoral and calculated to defile the church,  and. declared he would not give his consent'.to the use'of the house for such purpose. He is the same trustee who had an  organ taken from the church that was  put in to be used on last Decoration day.  ���   SAVES   ALL   THE   GOLD.  A New Machine Invented for Use in Placer  Mining-.  Spokane Spokesman, 14th: R. J. Anderson of 'Minneapolis was in the city yesterday, as agent for a new amalgamator, for  use iu placer fields. The. process is a  simple one and .appeared to meet the  Avarm approval of the mining men to  whom it Avas explained yesterday. It  was not patented until last month, but  is said to be backed already by an abundance'of capital, and the company will lose  no time in bringing it intopracticalu.se.  Tlie plant is operated by electricity, and  is capable of handling two cubic yards of  gravel per minute without clogging. Tlie  main body of the amalgamator is in the  shape of an inclined trough sixteen feet  long, the cross section being eight feet  Avide at the top, sixteen inches at the bottom, and six feet deep. At the top of the  trough is ti hopper which is filled every  forty-five seconds by tin electric shovel  carrying one and one-half cubic yards of  gravel. A stream of water carries the  gravel from the hopper into a. rotating  perforated cylinder that stretches across  the upper end of the trough. Here the  sand and gravel tire sifted and till pieces  smaller than a robin's egg fall into the  upper end of the trough.  The sides of the trough to the height of  four feet are covered with corrugated  copper plates carrying the quicksilver,  and two smaller plates of the same material run along the bottom of tlie trough,  their cross section forming an inverted V.  Between these central plates aud the  sides, extending the entire length of the  trough, .jets of water shoot upward at  short intervals with a- sixty-pound pressure, catching the sand as it falls from  the'cylinder and throwing it upwtird and  onto tlie corrugated plates. As it falls  down the side it i.s caught by the next jet.  find in passing through the trough it is  estimated that each particle of sand'  strikes the amalgam plates at least 000  times.  The owners claim that the process will  save 100 per cent of the free gold in  any soil, and tis many placers are being  worked with good profit by saving 50 per  cent they think there is a groat field for  their invention. They assert tlie machine  can be used with profit in ground that  contains but 20 cents of gold per cubic  yard. They refuse to sell any machines,  and will only allow them to be worked  under their own control, by leasing placer  ground for a perronta{.,e "f klie product.  They   are    now    anxious    to    secure    a  Some   of  the  Feats  That Have Been  plisheel in That Line.  The long-distance ride between  Berlin  and  Vienna has not ceased  yet  to  be a  topic of discussion   iu military circles in  Europe aud America.   There is a growing  impression  that,  while in many respects  it was a wonderful performance, it proves  nothing from the point of view of actual  service.    General   von  Rosenberg,  a  distinguished German officer, writing of the  ride  in  a. professional journal,  remarks  that there i.s one objection  thtit disposes  of its value as an object lesson'.   Thtit objection is that in war it is seldom possible  to use the great thoroughfares of a country for tiny considerable distance, as the  defense  would   naturally   hold   them   in  force, and the invaders would have to resort to side roads but little used and consequently  not in as good condition, and  even  make  their  way across fields  and  A'ery rough grounds.    General von Rosenberg sjleaks its a German, and his observations are btised  on the topography he is  most familiar with.    What can be accomplished iu  the way of moving bodies of  cavalry great  distances  in   the  shortest  possible time and for actual service is set  forth by a writer in the Army and Navy  Journal from the performance of United  Sttites troopers.  in 1873 colonel Mackenzie rode his command into Mexico after Lepan and Kicka-  poo hidiaus, beat them in a sharp  fight,  and returned across the border,  making  1-15 miles in twenty-eight hours.    In 1S7-1  he again rode his command into Mexico  after horse  thieves,   making   there   and  back, eighty-five miles, in fifteen hours.  In   1880 captain   Wood  with   eight   men  rode after an orderly sergeant who had  decamped  with the company's funds 1-10  miles in thirty-one hours. Men and horses  were taken from the roster, not specially  selected.    Not a horse was injured.    Five  men Avith dispatches rode from Fort Har-  .ney to Fort Warren, I-L0 miles, in twenty-  two hours, and so little used up were their  horses that they Avent back to Fort Harney iu two days.    In 1870 captain Dodge,  with   his   troop,   rode   seventy miles   in  twelve hours; captain   Foehet, with two  troops, rode eighty-five miles in fourteen  hours; colonel Henry,   with  four troops,  rode 108 miles in thirty-six hours, being in  the saddle twenty-eight hours.  One horse dropped dead at the end of  the march, ' but there was not a sore-  backed horse in the regiment, and they  started out again after ti rest of twenby-  four hours. The same command .made a  'night march of fifty iniles in ten hours.  Our troop horses are simply troop horses,  nothing more and they carry rider, equipments, etc., about 2-18 pounds Aveight. In  every instance records and all.performances not so attested have been excluded.  Tlie conclusion reached by the writer of  the article in question is that the American 'horse has'a greater vitality than tlie  European, more endurance, more of what  is called the "get-up-and-get" quality.  The horses used in the military ride be-  tAveen Vienna and Berlin Avere officers'  chargers, or private owned steeds, selected  carefully and trained for the occasion.  Count Stah rem berg, the winner, covered  the distance*, about 350 iniles, iu a few  minutes less than three clays, but', his  horse was so used up that it died in forty-  eight hours. Olir troop horses, it Avill be  seen from this record, moving over rough  country devoid often of any semblance  of a road, are good not only for the feats  recorded, but are in a condition for use in  a skirmish, or at least retain a very high  degree of effectiveness,  Colonel Guy V- Henry, an eminent  authority ��� and the most distinguished  'cavalry officer in our service, speaking  of hardening the men and horses of a  command by a month's drills at from fifteen to twenty miles at rapid gaits aptly  says: "A cavalry command thus hardened and with increased foods ought to be  able to make fifty to sixty miles a clay as  long as required, and to such a command  100 miles in twenty-four hours ought to  be easy. The horse, like the athlete,  needs training, and when this is done his  endurance is limited only by that of his  rider."  If speed, endurance, and the preserva-  tion of effectiveness after long distance  marching be the test, then we think out-  own rough riding troopers tire, beyond  question, entitled to the palm.  Inhuman Treatment of a Wounded Man.  "The most terrible exhibition of; barbaric cruelty I witnessed during the war  occurred at Richmond, Kentucky," said  captain S. E. Elgin of Louisville. '"I was  with the gal la nt .John Morgan, and n lore's  the pity that the brutality I refer to was  perpetrated by one of our men.  "He was a young surgeon, just out of a  medical college, and his blood was aflame  with ardor for the Confederacy. 'When  the battle was ended I was placed in  charge of one of the hospital corps.  " We were going over the field ministering to the detid and dying, and my attention was attracted by the piteous wails of  ti man close to the line of the Federal in-  tronchnients. There was-such a distressful pathos in his cries that I hurried to  him. When I got close enough to distinguish his words I heard him plead:  'For G'od's sake, doctor, kill mo! Don't  cut my logs off and leave mo a  cripple."  "At ti glance I saw what was going on.  The pleading man was a Union soldier  with only a slight flesh wound iu the  thigh of the right log. which disabled him  temporarily only. His tormentor was the  enthusiastic young-surgeon who had just  joined our command.  "The juvenile   reprobate   had   deliber- j  afely bound the poor devil to a log, and '  Avas leisurely preparing to saw off his left  leg for no other reason in the world than  thtit he wanted to disable the soldier for  further service durinr the war.  "He had stripped the man's leg bare to'  the thigh, tied a string tightly around it  several inches above tho knee; and had  marked oil' Avith tlie point of his knife tt  streak around the' leg where ho intended  to make the amputation. My duty was  .plain.  "At first I thought to shoot the inhuman brute down in his tracks, but 1  realized that his punishment would be  suflicicutlv severe when John Morgan tind  Basil Duke learned of his offence, so 1  placed him under arrest, marched him up  before those, men, and told them what I  had prevented him doing.  "'Ilo was promptly placed iu chains, ti  court-martial soon tried him and sentenced him to be shot. Scfliciont pressure  was brought to boar, however, to stive his  life, though he was cashiered from the  army.    Calculated to Upset Orthodox Truisms.  The Detroit Tribune tolls of a Sunday-  school teacher who delivered an earnest  little address  to her boys the other  on  God's all-seeing eye.    "You in  ways remember," she said, "thatthe very  hairs    of     your    head   are    numbered."  Whereupon one of tlie urchins, jerking a  hair out  of  his   little  blonde  head, and  holding it up to her, asked, "What number is that?"   Jt is such questions as these  that are calculated to upset the theology  of the most orthodox teacher.  MM  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop.  Extensive Improvements  Now Completed.  ALL ROOMS REFITTED  and Refurnished.  lor (Lay  lust Ttl-  -l-'imj-U Wines, Uqiifii-rt and Oifjur.-i in Ihe Market,  AT TIIK  IIA'K.  Special  Attention to Miners.  P00DI�� :-: DOC  F^taiirai?!:,  Next   Door   to   the ;HMadden   Hotel,  NELSON, B. C.  CHARLES PHILLIPS, - - Proprietor.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  TENAY : HOTEL  Vernon Street, Near Josephine."  NELSON,'  OPPOSITE   CITY WHARF.  B. C.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay  Its (fiiu.'-ts thus obi-lining splend'd.  A'ieivs of bold.mountain and rivir.  The only restaurant, in Nelson Mint; keeps open  Tlie Rooms  AUK OO.MKOUTAIJI.I* IX  The Table  IS   TIIK   IIKST.   IX   THE  'MOL'XTAINS.  DAY  AND  mmm  PRIVATE    BOXES   FOR   LADIES.  elsoi?  i^sj/wi^j.  NELSON, B.C.  -     JAMES BARCLAY, Manager.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE   BAR  IS  FIRST-CLASS.  MADDEN -:- HOUSE  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  This restaurant .-till niantnins its old established reputa-  tutiun forgiving Uio  BEST MEAL  IN THE  KOOTENAY  LAKE  COUNTRY,  The Madden is Centrally Located,  With a frontage towards ICootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  THI __'_:__-33 ____!  ��� supplied -.villi everything in the market, (.he kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  Front St., Near Steamboat Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DI-VLLV  Ac  JlcKAV,     -    -    Proprietors.  TIIK  It K.ST (."l_l.SI.VI'*  TIIK  HK.ST  BKIl.S  TIIK  ItK.ST OK  KVKUVTIII.Vd  The Bar is Stocked ::  With the Best Brands ::  ov i!i:i:k, ai.k. wine, whiskv and cioahs.  InternationaT  HOTEL  Cor. West Yernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B..O.  First-Class in Everything'.  The  ���:- d'ALENE  ���J.0JEC  Front Street,  KASLO, B. C,  JOHN    F.   WARD,   Manager.  International has a riiiiifnrtiibly furnished parlor for  Indies, and the i-ikjiii-are large and furnished  ne-vly  throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  11V    A.NV    IK1TKI.    IX    TIIK    KoOTKN A V    COCNTI'V.  A .SHAW- (II'- TI-ANSIKNT TI'ADi: HOMC'ITKI*.  The  Jas.  Sample Room Is Stocked with Choice  Lic-uors and Ci__rs.  Dawson & B. Craddock,  Proprietors.  TKU'I'IIONK  I'l.  The Very Best  of  Everything1.  -f-f-f-f;  +++���  -H-  drapd - Septra  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  z__l___s:__o  A. Ac .1. FLKTCIIKK. -        Proprietors  ACCOMMOI-ATIO.VS   1*1 KST -CLASS.  Slage leaves (Ira ml Cent nil for U'lil-im, Hear Lake City,  Three l-WI'i. Nc-w lieuver mill all points in  the  Kaslo-.-ilocan di-l riel.  SGRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B. C.  Hansen   &   Blomberg",   Proprietors.  Closest Hotel to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS.  ITWiSMONT  EAST  BAKER ST..   NELSON,  i one of the hi.'St hotels in Toad  Aloiint.'iili district,  t- the !ieudi|ii!ii-l<T.sS for prospectors uud  working   miners.  mil  MALONE   &    TREGILLUS,    Props.  T___  iti| -  _Jll*P* THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON", B.C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1892.  -dbailees  unt  wines, LIQUORS and CIGAR!  AT WHOLESALE.  ���  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW-  ADVERTISEMENTS.  -Town lots in'Ar-  C. K. Perry & Co., Xelson iind Kaslo-  {-cnlii mid Duncan Oily.  0. T. Stone, Ivaslo���Town lots in ICaslo.  Afahoney & Liindbertr, ICuslo���I'al'iee Hotel.  I'nliuiilji-i &  ICootenay .SLeain  Navigation  Co.  eard of steamers Xelson and Columbia.  U.    Dubois .Allison,   Victoria���Apjiiiention   notice *foi*.  railway, elc. eharler.  ���Time  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  W.  A.   Jowett   returned   on   Tuesday  i'vom a month's trip to Revelstoke and  tlie Coast. While out he bonded .J. W.  llaskins's one-fourth interest in the Abbott, or C. P. H.. group of ten claims in  tlie Lardo country. Me returns to the  '  Coast on Monday.  A number of residents of the hike country drop]led down to Nelson on Tuesday  to lay in a supply of good things for  Christmas, turkeys principally. They  went back, disappointed, on account of:  the non-arrival of that carload of  turkeys.  The fall term of the public school at  Xelson ended on Alonday. About a dozen  visitors were present to note the progress  made by the boys and girls avIio had been  in regular attendance.  .Airs. Ed Corning and daughters leave  Nelson today for Spokane, Avhere they  will reside this winter.  James Ale Kay, who has run the trains  on the Columbia <fc Kootenay for the last  Tour or five months, has been ordered  back to the main line. George Graham,  from tbe main line, takes his place.  "Jimmy," we aviII see to it that you get  the first passenger train on the Slocan extension of the '"jerkwater."  Arthur Dick, at one time captain of the  only steamboat that could navigate the  Columbia river, is around again, after a  long spell of illness.  K. Ashby, accompanied by Airs, Forrester Daly, left Nelson for the Coast on  Alonday.  About loO lo's haA'o already been sold  in Lardo, and the owners of the rival  townsite of Argenta are willing to sell  just as many.  It i.s reported "that G. 0. Buchanan is  organising a printing company which  will take over the Ka-lo Kxami'ner, provided its present publisher i.s willing. Additional plant is to be purchased, aud a  daily started by April Jst.  John Hendry and D. J. Alumi of New  Westminster, owneis in the Ivaslo town-  site, visited Kaslo last week. Not liking  the way in which their property was  being, handled, they appointed 0. T.  Stone agent, vice Thomas Norquay.  These gentlemen, Avith A. Ewen of New  AVestniinster. are the owners of the Kaslo-Slocan railway charter. While they  did not say the road would be built for a  certainty, they intimated that more unlikely enterprises had been successfully  completed. Alessrs. Hendry and Alunn  Avere accompanied by William Baillie, atone time edit~r of the Calgary Tribune  and more recently connected with the  Vancouver World and New Westminster  Truth.  Airs. .J. W. Troup, who spent the summer aud fall in the hike country. left Nelson last week for her home in Portland,  Oregon.  Al. C. Alonaghan, George Keefer, ttnd  Hichard Stttckey. Avhen hunting one day  hist week below the railroad bridge ran  u]) against quite a large herd of deer.  They managed to down four, ttnd say  they would have killed more had the  snow not been too deep to travel on without snowshoes.  A. J3. Goldstein, a Cteur d'Alone capitalist, is among the hi test Kaslo arrivals.  Before he was there twenty-four hours  he. in company--with Alike Flaherty, purchased thoDardanelles lodging-house from  K. K. Coy.  Board of Trade Meeting.  All those interested in tiie advaitoenient, of Nelson,  oominercially and otherwise, are requested to allend a  publie ineelin-,', tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, al. "'--'cluck  sharp, at the rooms of the Xel.-on .Social Club in the  Houston block. .101 IN' KhhlOT.  I'm tern. Seereliirv of Board of Trade.  Xelson. December 21.M. IS!!*.'.  I TEETi  O   AND  A large und complete stock of the lending  lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps, '  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  O'osephlne  Streets,  Nelson, E. 0.  _]VC_E_!_RC_E3:__^._iSrTS.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  TIME    CARD  h Commencing Dec. 19th.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY S. N. Co. Ltd.  ��22_3-��-  _. ik   ���^iSSsSSi^^^^^sigSsi-^Jr-S1  KOOTENAY LAKE ROUTE  ste. isr_sx-so_sr  MONDAYS at   II  -. WKDN'I'.'.SDAYH.at    (i  (.SATURDAYS....ill,    (1  rsUN'DAYS ut.  -I TUKSDAY  (.\YI'.]).\l-:.SDAY.S.!it  Leaves Nelson  Leaves  KaSlO-! TUESDAYS al,  10  A.M.  A.M.  A.M.  I'.M.  A.M.  I'.M.  COLUMBIA RIVER ROUTE.  STB<    COXj"-_r3S_:_3I__-  LEAVES MOUTH OF) HONDA YS...  .at 1():"*<1 A.M.  KOOTENAY I Til UI1SDA YS ..at. in.-.-'ll A.M.  LEAVES  NORTHPORT  I TUKSDA YS ... .ut  li:.'��l A.M.  I FRIDAYS ut   ("-."JO A.M.  Subject to change without further notice.  J"_   "ATT".    TEOXJP,  Nelson, December lflth, IS'tt. Manager.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved for !  MAHONEY & LUNDStJRG   Kaslo.  NOTICE.  .Notice is hereby tciven Lli-it application will be made lo  the Legislative Assembly for the Province of Uritish (Jol-  iimhia at.  its next session for an act to incorporate a  company   for the  purpose of  constriietini*'.  equipping,  operiiliiiV. und maintaining a tramway line and street  railway from some point, in or near.to the town of Ivaslo  or some oilier point on  or near   Kootenay lake  up  the  valley of Ivaslo creek to a point, al, or near Ueur lake,  with power to extend suid line or construct, and main-  lain branch  lines lo Carpenter creek, and to or in the  vicinity of any mines adjacent to said line and throughout the streets  of  Ivaslo aforesaid,   or  any  additions  thereto, and with power to make any one or more of  such  extensions  or   branch   lines,   usiny  as  a   motive  power  for  such  I ram way and street railway and  Its  branches electricity, steam or any other motive power:  also, power to con'striiet. operate, and maintain  a system of electric lighting in and  iilmul, any towns or villages  in  the  vicinity of said line or the said branches  thereof and  for that, purpose to  take so much of the  waters of any river or stream in the vicinity of the said  lines or their branches as may he neces>ary for generating electricity for the supply of t\}ji said system: also,  with  power  to construct,  operate,'and   maintain  telegraph mid telephone lines in connection with and along  such tramway lines and branches to connect- such telegraph or telephone lines with any mines or towns iu  what is commonly known as the  Kaslo-Slocan country,  and to connect, said telegraph or telephone lines with the  town of Ainsworth or any intermediate point.   With all  the  usual   powers    for   acquiring   lands   for  terminal  purposes  and  all   other   usual  and necessary  powers,  rights, and privileges. (J. DUliO'S MASON.  Solicitor for applicants.  Dated this *2(!th dav of November. IS!)-'.  &roeeries, Provisions, Hardware, Stoves, and Tinware.  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 A. Turner, Manager.       East Vepnon Street, Nelson.  ��  PILOT   _B_A_^~_   _B_ O.  n  d    1  "WHOLES-ALE   AZTSriD   _R_ET_A_IJL  _F_RO_tS^_r  STEEET,  _KI__^__S_I_,0.  ung,  Iry Goods,  Iks, Groceries, Hardware, Iron and  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH SUPPLIES.  THE  LO-KOOT  LIMITED  iusiness -  ztsrcrw"   OE,_F1JE_]_R_BID_  Call before the SPRING RUSH, as prices must go up.   Correspondence Solicited.  O. T. STONE, Townsite Ag-ent, Front Street,  Buy the Best Pianos, Organs and Sewing  Machines.  We buy direct from the manufacturers. Make your purchases from the  undersigned and save agents' commission. Twenty-five per cent saved by  doing so.  BUY THE BEST  HIGH GRADE WATCHES,  Precious    Stones,  Silverware,  Clocks, and Tableware of  all   kinds kept in stock.  We Sell  Karn Pianos and Organs.  We Sell  Mason-Risch  Pianos.  We Sell  All kinds of Sewing Machines.  SA_TTA   OLA US   IS   00_vCI_Sr<3-  Aml intends .sending his supplies in mlviineu to  TURNER  BROS.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baiter Street, NELSON.  Music, Stationery, Toys, Books.  -TOTICE.  Under an net for the benefit of mechanics and laborers,  Statutes 18111. Chii]iter _', there will bo sold at public sale  atlla.in.on Friday, l)eo..iOth. 1802. atthooilieo ofG.O. Uu-  clmiian, Kaslo, a barge about oS feet lonj*- and 1(1 feet  beam. Said barge having been built and repaired bv the  subscribers for one Joseph K. Mellor and not called for.  There is due to the subscribers the sum of ��;i-Jl.  \v. vii**.,Krt pap worth.  CHAKI.KS   WHKTKN.  cro_H3 ^--^_r__5__:_c__sf  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contracts tal-eii for work at all points iu West ICooten ay  34   MILES   NORTH  OF   KASLO.  The Only Point on the Upper  Kootanay Lake.  The Gateway for the Duncan and Lardo  Gold and Silver Ledges and  Placer Fields  Ask your miner Friends about It,  12    MILES   FROM  THE   CENTER  Of the Great Lardo District.  LEVEL LAND,  MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY.  Situated at the North End of Kootenay Lake  and Head of Navigation.  Early in the Spring a Connection from this town will be made with the  UPPER KOOTENAY LAKE and DUNCAN CITY  Shortening the Present Route by River of  Secure Lots on the Ground Floor.    There will be a Boom in the Spring.  For further Information as to prices for Lots, Terms, Etc., Apply to  NELSON  A certain number of Lots are now placed on the market at bottom prices.   Special terms for those  wishing to build.  For full particulars as to prices, terms, etc., apply to  NELSON.     I r.   V.   D171313V JBr Til I     KASLO.  Mi  Suit _ J  C. E. PERRY & CO.  :Vtt-Yl


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