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 East anb Tiiest Kootenay  Have   Better Showings  for Mines than   any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  FIRST  TEAR.���NO.  (Capital an& Brains  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage  the  Mining  Camps of East and  West   Kootenay.  NELSON,   BRITISH.  COLUMBIA, |rr.HU.1.SDAY,  DECEMBER  S!)_.  PRICE  TEN  CENTS.  THE  GREAT   SILVER   KING  MINE  IS AGAIN  REPORTED  SOLD  TO THE  SCOTCH SYNDICATE.  The Price Said to bo Two Million Dollars���  The Report not Believed at Nolson, as  no Corroborative News Can be Obtained.  Tlio following is from  die Spokane lie-  view, oi Llie 21 th :  ���'The   Hull   brothers and  some of   Lhe  heirs Lo Lhe .Silver King mine in Llie Kootenay country worts in die city yesterday  to  sign   Lhe  linnl   pnpers  for  Lhe formal  transfer of Ilia, properly Lo a company of  Soot-ch capitalists.    Tho purchase price is  $_,(_.),(��(X),  Llie  eiiLiro  amount' Lo  ho paid  down upon Lhe company's assuming possession of Llic property.    The Silver King  lias  among   Lhe   mining   fraternity  boon  know bosL as Lhe ilall brothers' mine, tind  is oue of Lhe most famous mines in all Lhe  norLhwesfc  territory.    The   mine   was located in Lhe summer of INSO.    I .irlyin the  season   the   brothers,    whoso   name   the  mine  has  since borne  left C'olville  for tt  prospecting trip to the Kootenay country  north ol' the boundary line.    The country  wat at  LhaL  time almost  unknown, and  the   iew  mining  men   in the country had  not thought of venturing iuto tho section  on exploration and prospective trips.    The  Ilall   brothers, Winfield and Ashor. made  up an outfit of white men. half broods aud  Indians  at  their  homes  in   (Jolvillo   iind  started   north.    After leaving the boundary line the Little Salmon and neighboring stiearns were followed  up in a search  for some indications  of ore or ji possible  strike   of   some  rich   placer   proposition,  lien ver creek was thoroughly prospected  without  finding anything in  Lhe way of  minerals   worth   attention.    The location  of t.he Silver  King must be attributed to  (ho keen sight  of the Indians who accompanied Lheoutfit.    After much discouragement and   while climbing the hills in an  endeavor  Lo  reach   tho  summit of '.road  mountain Lhe party of Indians noticed a  very perceptible outcropping of the most  beautiful   peacock  ore  ever  seen   iu   the  northwest.    IL  was bright, full of varied  colors and the intelligent Siw ashes broke  off  pieces   of  the   outcrop/ping rock and  showed their find to W'infield Mali.    Very  little was known of the intrinsic value of  the find, aud   while  to   the nuked eye it  seemed   above  tho ordinary   no  location  was made until  the  following year.    The  Silver    King.    Bonanza.-   ICootenay���and-  American   King   were  all   located   on   the  same   load,   but   the   most   development  work has boon <louo' on   the Silver  King,  while  thousands  of foot of  shaft   work,  stoping and   tunnelling  has  marked -'the  ���era- of making the Bonanza and American  Flag claims-develop  from ordinary pros-  Iloots into  rich   anil   paying   mines.    The  mine is on the ..west arm of the Kootenay  lake, about ten miles  from Nelson.    The  elevation is estimated to be -.1.500 foot, but  a good wagon road was long ago built for  the transportation of ore from the mine  to the point oi' shipment on the lake.  Tho  ore is different..from any that is found in  the .Kooteiiay . country.-.   Instead  of the  rich galena ore it is of a bright, and blue  colored roe Ic tluit changes appearance like  the purest gem from the opal mines. 'As-"  says from unpicked specimens go as high  as $ 10,000 ���pei* ton.   The original -locators  were thirteen in number, and afterward  increased to'.1(5.   The fortunate purchasers  of the hist sold shares were Harry i'oung  and .James Durkin of Colvillo.   A recent  case in the-Canadian courts in which the  rights of ownership of Young and Durkin  were questioned was decided  in favoi* of  them and they now come in for one-sixteenth, the purchase price of the property.  Tho papers were'.signed  by them  yesterday and Avill be sent across the big pond  for an exchange of money at once."  The above is full of inaccuracies and Lhe  sale is not considered closed by people hero  who are supposed to bo kept pretty well informed a.s to Lhe progress of Lhe tleal  between Lhe owners of Lhe mine and Lhe  Scotch syndicate.  The original discoveries included only  Lhe Silver King, Kootenay Bonanza, and  .American Flag locations, but if the sale  goes through a number of locations made  since will be included in the transfer.  There were twelve interests originally and  the thirteenth was added when J. C. Co-  batigh was given a share for giving correct  assays of the ore lirst brought to Colvillo. In December, 1889, the original  locations were jumped by two surveyors  hailing from Victoria, one of whom afterwards 'admitted while intoxicated that  they received $500 for doing tho dirty  work. It has also been said tluit a man  well known in 'West Kootenay district  got $10,000 for furnishing pointers as to  how the job could be successfully done.  The result of the jumping was the transfer of an undivided half interest iu the,  even then, great property to a man named  Atkins, who hold a mortgage tind option  on the property, he agreeing to pay all  costs of litigation, cancel his mortgage  and cash advances, and furnish money  to    drive   a    tunnel   Lo   a   point   under  partner, Mr. Ramsay, a Montana stockman, holding the other fourth, in.Juno  lttOI, Messrs. I .irrel a.nd llendryx, who tiro  now building ho smelter tit Pilot Bay,  had tho property examined with tho view  of purchasing it. For reasons unexplained  the deal did not go through.  Shortly afterwards .). C. Cobaugh, becoming afraid that the Halls would never  reali/.eon the property, sold his interest  (ono-Lwonty-sixtli) Lo .James Durkin and  Harry Young of Colvillo. receiving therefor $25,000 in money and real estate. The  other owners contested the stile, hoping  to break it under the terms of an agreement entered into when half the property  was transferred to Atkins; but the court  decided in   favor of Durkin and   Young.  This spring tho property wa.s again examined by an export in the employ of  a Scotch syndicate who were said to  be anxious to acquire it. His report  was said to be favorable, and Winslow  I .all tmd John McDonald, who had full  power to act I'or the Hall interests (twelve  twenty-sixths) left Nelson in June last for  (ilasgow. where the salo was to be completed. From that time to the present  the people of Xelson have boon on tho tiptoe of expectancy, hoping that every mail  would bring news of the sale being a go,  for if made it meant a long lease of prosperity I'or the town and Toad Mountain  district. One thing is certain, no news  confirming the sale has you reached Nelson.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  represented. livening dress suits for tLe  gentlemen and ball costumes for tho  ladies were the rule and not the exception.  A piano, two violins, a cornet, and a- flute  furnished the music. Two hundred tickets were sold, so that the affair was a  financial as well as a social success.  Aldous Brothers of Nelson are starting  a. bakery at Kaslo, anrl T. A. Garhind a\  branch of his Nelson store. - <  A: J-l. Kelly of the Dandy has gone out  to Spokane to complete arrangements for  working a Toad Mountain mine during!  the winter.  B. il. Lee, general agent of Bear Lake!  City  townsite,   reports  having sold over"'  the     old  was called  tluit chief  'workings.  W  ion  tho  case  in court, the jumpers found  justice Begbie would decide  the cast; against them, an<l it was practically dropped. Mr. Atkins died at Nelson  early in tho summer of IS00, anil his interest (one-fourth of the property) went to  an heir who re .ides iu Cork, Ireland, his  J. Prod. Hume ami G. O.  Buchanan are  having telephones put in their respective  resiliences.  W. C. Ward of the Bank of British Columbia left Nelson for his homo at Victoria, on Saturday, going by way of Bonner's Ferry.  Bonner's Ferry Herald, November 2(>th:  ''Major-J. I. Barnes, customs officer at the  lino, found fifty pounds of opium concealed in .Mrs. O. S. McTaggert's shiLo-  rooni on Lhe Spokane last Sunday night.  He arrested the woman anil a man, a  stranger, who is thought to be the principal, and took' them to interview the  I'nited States commissioner. The arrest  caused"ChO' Bonner's Ferry smugglers  great uneasiness,"  G. N. Savage, a Spokane furniture man,  has been in Kaslo for a few days, looking  over the situation with the intention of  starting a- branch of his establishment  there. lie was so well pleased with the  ��� outlook that he purchased a lot on Front  street, will-build at once, and put iu a  stock this winter, provided, navigation  does not close before he gets iL ready Lo  ship.    .  Scott McDonald aud bride, nee Miss  Agnes Smith, arrived at Ainsworth on  the Nelson last Monday evening, Mrs.  ���Scott is from Lo Sueur, Minnesota, and  last summer paid quite au extended visit  to-her uncle aud aunt, Mr. and Airs. G. B.  Wright, at Ainsworth. Mr. McDonald is  superintendent of the McCune properties'  in. Ainsworth district.  ���_. W, Flint, otie of the original owners  of the Noble "Five group of claims in  Slocan district, has .-purchased the Richelieu saloon on Howard street, Spokane,  one of the finest saloons in that city. lid.  Corning of Nelson will-manage it for him.  A. Mr. FIIioLt will establish a brick yard  iu Kaslo as soon as tho frost is out of the  ground in the spring, a desirable quality  of clay having been found.  Over 700,000 bricks have boon made at  the Pilot Bay brickyard, this fall. They  are .of good quality and are sold at the  smelter wharf i'or $12 a thousand.  Tho opening of tho J. .lot Bay hotel was  ;i success, the dance being one of the most  festive ever given iu the '"Smelter City."  Hugh Madden has decided to win ter.at  Nakusp. He expects that business will  revive at that place as soon a.s teams begin hauling ore over the sleigh road from  the mines on Slocan hike.  "Rory" MoLeod is undecided tis to what  color he will paint the Windsor, his new  hotel at Ainsworth.   Paint it red, "Rory."  J. B. Wilson, the merchant, JT. W.  Bucko, the lawyer. Mathew Guthrie und  B. IT. Lee. the real estate brokers, J. A.  Watson, the townsite owner, and Charley  Chambers, the mine-owner, were a few of  the Kasloitos who showed up on the  streets of Nelson this week. They Avere  surprised to see so many houses tind all of  them occupied.  A Kaslo firm each week receives a large  black jug from Nelson. When asked by a  strictly temperance man in the same  office what the jug contained, they stated  it was ink, tind that it was cheaper to get  it by the jugfiill. When the temperance  .man' went to refill his inkstand he found  the stuff wasn't ink by a jugfiill.  " Pros'' Woodruff of the Spokane Chronicle, ti caricaturist and humorist, is doing  the hike country. While notable to show  Mr. 'Woodruff the sights to be seen in a  city, the boys show him pretty, near till  tliat is worth seeing.  The first ball given by the firemen of  Kaslo on last Tuesday evening was till  that could be expected. MelCinnon's hall  was crowded with the youth and beauty  of the whole hike country, Nelson, Bill-  four, j. .lot Bay tind Ainsworth being well  100 lots in that "coming great."  Tirio Turni_.vi-" is under obligations to the  pursers of tho steamers Nelson and Ainsworth, and its influence will be used to  have tho salaries of both these officers  raised.  Tom McGovern of Ainsworth loft by  the Nelson this week for San Francisco,  whore he intends to remain until March.  No better man than Tom ever loft tho  hike country to spend a holiday anywhere.  W. A. Hendryx is now managing agent  of the l'ilot Bay townsite. _ Ir. Newton,  the former agent, is in the employ of the  Galena Trailing Company.  About half the time of half the business men of Nelson is taken up in interviews with local bank managers. Nelson  was quite a prosperous town before it had  banks, iind would be so again without  them.  So far Tino Ti-inuWK  has but one ex-'  change���the JCaslo-Slocan Examine]*.  The only reason that can  be given  for  the continual exodus of people from Nelson is that the boys hoar Tom Collins play  " Home, Sweet Home" on a B-flat cornet  iind then lose no time in starting for their  old homes.  "Jack" Gill of the steamer Nolson wa.s  somewhat surprised on his last trip from  Bonner's Ferry by one of the passengers  quietly taking him aside and then pulling-  <*i roll with-I..!) dollars and 75 cents in it.  The displayer of Lhe roll had the money  in one hand ami a six-shooter iu the other.  Canada than wo would be under* Uncle  Sam's wings, and'I challenge Mr. Carpenter or anyone else to give one valid reason  showing that we would be benefited by  annexation, with the one exception, i.e.,  tho removal of duty from load, ami this  the IX P. (with a bigD) will doubtless adjust soon after .Maroll 4th.  So much am I inlove with thocountry, tho  peoploand the laws, that,immediately on  my return J am -going to swear allegiance  to the crown and become a full-fledged  Canadian, for the people there tire tit least  a grateful people, thankful for kindness  shown iind assistance rendered, and this i.s  much more than can be said of the people  of tho United States. As au-instance, 27  years "ago,-'when a boy of 15, I laid aside'  QUITS   UNCLE   SAM   COLD.  'II   .1        llllll     .l.KCUUW     '7VVH     !�����      *-u   .       v_     ��n��._.'i    *._    un.  _���������%.���->  Jioro would perhaps have beeu twenty or  noro men killed.    There tire no low-down  Reasons for Taking- Siialcer Under the Folds  of the British Flag-.  .Kaslo mrei . mcTrof its-present ]>i*o.per-'  iLy Lo 10. I_ Coy. who is a rustler and  boomer from away back, Mr. Coy came  to British Columbia' from Idaho, and the  following letLer, published in the Spokane  .Review of the 20th ultimo, gives his  reasons for renouncing allegiance- to the  country in whose defense he risked his  life and joining his fortunes Avith the  country ou whose flag the sun never sets:  Tacoma, November 21, 1 S')2. ��� To the  Editor of TJie Review���Sir: in your  weekly of the JOth IL C. Carpenter states  the people of the KasIo-SIocan country  would bo better oil" were they annexed to  the United -States, but wholly fails to give  a reason. After a six months' residence  there I unhesitatingly declare that we are  much better off as-wo are. I can think of  but one'way.we would be benefited by  annexation and that is the-'removal of  duty on lead. That only averages about  $15 per ton, and on the high grade ores of  our district cuts a very small figure, and  that the "stuffed prophet" (tiie-ex-rebel  sympathizer, G. Cleveland) will soon remove.     ���* .   *     *  The laws are ton to one bettor there  than here. During my six'months' residence in the new mining town of Kaslo,  made up of people from all parts of tho  world, except one occasion I haven't seen  or hoard of a need to call a peace officer.  There are bad men there from all parts of  the world,-but thoy are remarkably docile. Had Kaslo been in the United States  tl  n  grogshops. A license to sell whisky is  granted only to hotels, which must first  have kitchen, dining-room, and iit least  eight bedrooms in good order, and the  gold commissioner hits full power to revoke any and all licenses, and will do so  on complaint of tiny respectable citizen.  One man jumped another's claim because his stakes wore not quite large  enough aud the writing not exactly right.  After patiently listening to the evidence,  judge Walkem said to the jumper: "It  wasn't neighborly in you to jump this  man's claim, for," said he "prospectors  iind miners are not supposed to bo lawyers  or to carry pen, ink, and paper, aud you,  sir, couldn't have this claim if his stakes  weren't one-half its large a.s they are."  Anil the would-be robber was only too  glad to get out of the presence of the  august judge. .Had it been ou this side,  the best ho could have got would have  been a hung jury���I know whereof I speak  ���anil nearly all the claims would now be  tied up in litigation. But a juniper has  no show in British Columbia, hence no  litigation.  Last spring the people of Kaslo raised  a littlemoney and fitted upa-school-house.  Reverend Mr. Martin volunteered to teach  school, and before the first month expired up comes ti government appropriation of $10 per mouth for a school the  year round. When did Uncle Sam ever  do likewise for a mining camp only two  months old, or I'or iiny other camp:? It is  true the enterprising'people of kaslo are  buildinga $.(',<)()() wagon road, but beyond  doubt the government will repay'this  money ns thoy have done in every ease  heretofore.  I could fill The Review with valid reasons showing that' we are better off  in  my   school   books���uiy studies   1   dearl,\  loved, that 1  was never permitted to resume���shouldered  a musket, went forth  to light, iind did fight, for the preservation of   tho American   Union.    Recently  has it been most vividly brought to my  recollection the imminent peril to which  , our government was reduced.   Not only  had she the south in open light, but near  one-half of the people of the nor.h were  secretly trying to destroy the best government on  God's  footstool.   The secret  enemies    were   tho   most  to   be   feared.  1   aliude  to  the- Copperheads,   the   self-  named Knights of tho Golden Circle.  The  dirtiest of the dirty, the blackest of tho  black of ail tho leaders of this damnable  hell-bred organization was Adlai Steven-  .sou of Illinois.    Although  nothing but a  boy  I  remember djstinctly   all   of   this.  The people'of-the United States have, by  electing   this   man   (whom   every   maii,  woman  and  child in  the  United' States  must and does know wa.s a double-dyed,  f cowardly   traitor)   to   the   next   highest  .'-office in the gift of tho people, most emphatically declared that those who fought  Lor the Union were all wrong: those who  shed  their blood  to  nourish the tree of  liberty: those who died tluit others might  live aud breathe the balmy airof freedom ;  those who. rotted in the southern prison  hells were all  wrong, all wrong.    It was  one of the privileges of the people of the  United States to say this, anil they have  said it in no uncertain tones.    It is within  the bounds of my humble privileges f o say  I will not live in a country inhabited by  such ungrateful people    I have not. never  have and never shall ask a pension���would  not take one if offered me.     *    *    *    Yo  people of the United States have said to  mo by an overwhelming majority:    "You  wore wrong."    i say  to you,  I  quit  vou  cold. E.   I..  Cov.  "   - '     a   NEW   MINING   DISTRICT.  tor of these days as it did of yore. On  the other hand,'they have one iind all, to  ,*i considerable extent, re-invested it. portion of their surplus in real estate in some  of the towns springing up in tho district  and in other, mineral claims. Another  commendable feature noticed is tho anxiety manifested on Lhe part of tho majority of these boys' to get in supplies to  their, holdings in the hills and prosecute  development work or ship oie during the  winter months. Si/.o it up in any manner  and their appears to bo .noro business  sagacity displayed in this new and wonderful district than iu the hurrah camps  across the border. Tho wise hearts of the  provincial coast cities have come to the  conclusion that in a few short years a  number of millionaires in Kootenay Lake  districts will be a certainty, and the same  feeling appears to pervade the grand  army of prospectors and claim owners  here whose financial outlook has an upward tendency.  IN   MORE   WAYS   THAN   ONE  FOR  THE   Y/ORLD'S   EXPOSITION.  SPECIMENS   ALREADY   OBTAINED   FROM  HUNDREDS    OF    CLAIMS.  British Columbia to Have a Good Location in,  the Mining Building, Notwithstanding Aus-'  tralia's Attempt to Hog Moi*. Than Her,  Shave Big Specimens Froni Slocan Mines.  Men    Aid   the  Rich   Mineral  Found   on   the   Headwaters   of  St. Mary's River.  Reports of rich discoveries on St. Mary's  river have from time to time reached.Nelson, but little that was authentic could be  got hold  of.   The district in  Avhich  the  'discoveries  have been made lies on the  headwaters  of   the river and  i.s distant  loss thaii  twenty   miles from, Kooteiiay.  lake.    The Rosc-Waters and .other parties  have made several locations on the branch  or fork that .heads in the mountains east  of Crawford's  bay,  while Tom Hall and  liis associates have made locations on another creek further to tho south.  .    The ore is reported of good grade and  j carries both ���silver and gold, assays running all   the way from  $20  in silver to  $4000 in gold, John O'Noil being tho discoverer of the claim from which the highest return in  gold was obtained.   A pi���<>..-  pector who made the trip into the new-  district from Lafrance's Landing, which  is a point about eight  miles down   the  lake  from l'ilot Ray,  reports the distance  from   the hike iit not over ten miles iind  the grade an  easy one for a wagon road.  The, distance from the landing on Crawford's bay is longer, but the Rose-Waters  claims ca'n   best be reached by going tluit  way.    Mr.   Hose  was in   Nelson this week  purchasing supplies, it being the intention  of  his party Lo put  in the winter doing  development   work.    During   the   fall   a  petition numerously signed was presented  gold commissioner Fit/.sLubbs asking tluit  a trail bo cut to the new district, but that  official  stated  there'was no money available for Lhe work.  Acquiring Mineral Property.  I_. II. Toinlinson, treasurer of the Far-  rel-Heiidryx smelter syndicate iit Pilot  Bay, hits been making some extensive purchases of mineral territory in the Kaslo-  Slocan district lately. Last week he  bought from 10. A. Bielenberg the John  W. Mat-key, Jim -Fair, and Flood claims,  adjoining Lhe now famous Best mine, and  being westerly extensions of the sumo.  Those claims all show high grade ore identical in eluirneteraiid value wiLh Lhe BesL.  The consideration is not stated. No work  will be done this winter, ns the transfer  rlid not take place till the 21th ultimo iind  the snow prevents the beginning of operations before spring. Mr. Toinlinson expects to continue work on the Hoar Lake  claim during winter. He hits comfortable  quarters built for his men, also a blacksmith shop. The ore of the Bear Lake  claim i.s chloride and brittle silver in  quart/., assavs from which have yielded  $77)0 and SjiM(X) "per ton. This i.s the claim  recently purchased from John King.  Showing Good Sense.  Kaslo has within her environments more  men, young ami old, whojinve during the  past year made the desirable leap from  poverty to the possession of a competency,  if uot a fortune, than tiny other town on  the I'acific coast. A careful canvass  among such citizens shows that the desire to go t,o some city on the outside ami  "blow" themselves does not appear to  outer the head of Lhe successful prospec-  Do   Public-Spirited    Business  Prospector.  The remark is often made by piospec-  tors and claim-owners  Lhat  the business  men of the towns rlo not do their share in  helping on  the mining industry.    If Llie  men holding such opinions  Lake time to  inquire into the matter they would arrive  at a very different conclusion.   The business men of the towns rlo almost all  that  isrlonetoadverti.se the merits of tho different mining camps,   for  without  their  generous support, given in the way of advertising and job work, not it. single newspaper  would  now   be   printed   in   West  Kootenay district.   What i.s true of this  section will   also hold   good   in  Spokane,  whose press have done much to attract to  this region men who have invested money  iirmining property.    When it road or trail  is to be built, the building of which is not  thought to be necessary   by   the  government agent, the business men of the towns  usually   furnish  most, of Lhe  money.    So  with all other work that lias to be done  by subscription.    Tho   business   men   al-  ways"do their share.    Till-; Ti'iliL'XK ventures  the   assertion  tliat  its   publication  wiis welcome news to nine-tenths of the  boys who have mined iind prospected in  the camps on Kootenay lake  I'or the last  three years, for they believed that it would  help them in their work, yet its publication could not long be continued without  the   advertising   patronage   so   liberally  tfivon it by fcli. bu.mu. _ man of tho tc;-.vn.���  A   glance  at  its  columns this week   will  show  that  no one town contains all the  public-spirited businessmen.    Separate or  more extended 'mention of Tiik Thus u x._'s  advertisers is .hardly necessary.,'  Mining News From Kaslo.  Regardless of the bad   weather, there i.s  quite a stir in Kaslo and Slocan mining  sections.     .\ . il.Taylor, who arrived from  the Blue Bird on Tuesday,  reports  that  tho lower tunnel on  that claim had penetrated  the vein,'exposing a body of ore  Lhe si/,o anrl extent of wliich was.not yet  demonstrated.'  At the Lucky Jim.cabins  ha ve boon built in which to house the men  ���during, the   'winter.    A  blacksmith   shop  has  also  beeu put up.    J.  II.   Marks and  others have bonded the Ftirekii, Vosemite,  and Hoinestake claims from Jack MePhee,  McDonald Brothers, and Jack Moore.    The  consideration i.s $().,(.)., with a  handsome  stun pairl down.   The. oclaiuisn'rc between  the Jardine anrl Brcunnnd camps, iind tire  reached by thoLiddle Creek trail.    Thoy  are. in'trachyte, iind are true fissures from  three to six I'eet in width, carrying from  six  to   thirty   inches   of   galena,    which  samples'  from   100 to 200 ounces in silver,  the percentage of lead being high.    J.. 10.  Coy   Juts   returned,   bringing    with   him  $.(K)0. the not returns of 10k tons of Dardanelles ore which he took to the smelter  at Taeoma   for treatment.' John McNeill  of Ainsworth has purchased  the remaining one-third interest in   the  (ireeiihoru.  one of tho pioneer locations on Carpenter  creek, Slocan district, pitying quite it nice  figure   for   the same.     Mr.   McNeill, considers he  now owns an entire claim that  is second.to none in that famed section of  high-grade   minerals.    It   is   no   unusual  sight Lo see horsemen dash up the wagon  road, on   the   way   to stake ground that  litis   not   been   represented   according   to  law  and  on   which   thoy have kept their  weather eye during the summer and fall.  Already   quite a   number' of   relocations'  have been made.  Another Slolgh Road.  The Slocan country is to .have another  winter outlet the third. Work will be  commenced next week on a sleigh road up  Slocan river, the contractor agreeing to  have it completed in twenty days. The  money I'or tho work was subscribed by  business men iu Now Don ver, Sloean City.  Shiran Crossing, and Nelson. The route,  although longer than cither of the other  two, will be the easiest kepi open, as the  snowfall is not likely to be more than Lwo  or three feet anywhere on the road. It is  understood the mail for Sew Denver will  bo carried over tliat route this winter.  Rofusod a Elg Offer.  A well-known and successful mining  man of Kuslo, who paid the Blue Bird  mine (now under bond to Messrs, Gnrri-  siiii. Burke ��... Taylor) a visit it short time  since, states that the proprrtv is worth  $1,(X)0.000 now that Cleveland' is elected  president of the I'nited States. lie claims  that he saw nine feet of clean ore in the  vein, which would average M)(i ounces silver per ton and 70 per cent lead. Ho further alleges that, Messrs. (iarrisou, Burke  ,". Taylor have been offered . :i."_',<X)0 for  the property, and refused it.  That British Columbia's exhibit of minerals tit tiie Chicago World's Fair will be  second to that of not oven Colorado is now  almost certain. The Provincial Government, seconded by its'mining commissioners is usi?ig every endeavor to not  only have a large number of specimens on  exhibition, but every character of ore  found in the province a. well. Monoyhas  been set apart* for the getting out of unusual s'r/.ed specimens, anrl,every piece of  ore sent will be marked wi.h a card showing its assay value.  Charles* J . Law of Golden is one of the  mining commissioners and was the only  ropresentatiyo of the province at tho  opening of the fair buildings in October.  On inquiry he found that of the space allotted in the mining building to1 Canada  anrl Australia that the latter, through <���  having a pull with sir Henry Wood, the  representative for Great Britain, had  boon promised fully three-fourths of all  the desirable frontage of the allotted  space.- The attention of -Mi*. Saunders,  Canada's representative, was called to the  unfairness of theallottment. and he prom--  isod Mr. Law that ho would see Lo iL Lhat  the province's interests would be better  looked after in future.  Mr. Law was  in Nelson  this week, his  business in this part of the country being  to find out why it was that the specimen,  collected at Kaslo from mines on  Kootenay and Slocan lakes were not forwarded  to     Golden.    On   arriving   tit Kaslo   he  found  so  little  trouble in adjusting the  dilliculty   that   prevented   the shipment  that he brought the specimens���over 1000  pounds in all���along with him.    Including  those   previously   forwarded,   specimens  have boon received from forty claims in  the Kaslo anrl Slocan districts, and lie expects tha.number.Lo.be increased to fifty.  The  government  has  appropriated   $500  for the procurement of f>( .1-pound  specimens  from mines iu these  two districts,  anrl the mine-owners tit Kaslo promise to  get out'the'specimens even  if they cost  $7)00 a piece.   The specimens-brought out  by   Mr.   Law   were   from   the ..following  claims, anrl show every character of ore  yet. found in them:    I. ico, Vosemite, Sunset. Monte Ohristo, Scottish Chief, Washington, Stranger, Wellington..Noble' Five,  Best,    Lucky   Jim,   Dardanelles,   Payne.  Blue Bird, .l'jonau/a King, World's "Fair,  Beaver, Lincoln. Monte/.uma. Solo, Whitewater, Greenhorn.  Robert 'li. Lee, Ruby-  Silver, Fcho, Ajax, Tain O'Shanter, Revoi-  stoke, Lucky Boy. iind Porcupine.-  In referring to the criticism of his action  in giving-Mr. Harvey.-an assayer tit Golden, the job of making till the assays of  mineral specimens, Mr. .Law-said that as  .Golden was the point'farthest .east in  the province from which specimens  could be procured, it.w?is decided that it  would be the best place at which to collect iinrl assay specimens from'all parts of  the.province, before final shipment to Chicago. As for the assaying, Mr. Marvey  Wiis given the job because he agreed to do  it by day's labor, receiving pay for the actual time engaged iit the work, aud not at  so much per specimen, as alleged by certain newspapers. Mr. Law suggests that  ii 'pamphlet 'descriptive of West Kootenay,'  .the character ami grade of ores, and till  otlier information looked I'or by men who  invest.money, in mines, together with accurate maps of the different districts, be  gotten up for distribution, at the fair.  Mr. Law will start for Chicago in about it  month.  __^   Capitalized at a Million and a Half.  The Toad Mountain Mining Company is  the latest corporation formed under the  laws of the province to work mines. The  claims owned liy the company are the  Goldcudalc  and   the   Democrat   iu   Toad  Mouut.itin district, and are situate less  than half a mile southwest of the- much  advertised Silver King. The lodge on Lhe  Goldcudalc is sixty foot wide, the vein  matter being well miucrali/.cd. The company will have its headquartorsat Nolson  and no work will bo done unless there is  money in the treasury to square pay-rolls  and supply bills promptly. The capital  of the company is fixed at l,;")(. I.(KX) shares  of the par value of . J. J. N. Glover of the  First National Bank of Spokane is president of the company. It is expected that  work will be commenced on the ground  within a month.  Held Up.  On hist Friday night a passenger train  on the Northern I'acific was hold up by  three men at Hot Springs station, (il miles  cist of Taeoma. The only valuable-* secured, some $1200 in money ami jewelry, (  were from tin* occupants of the Pullman  slcctier. The robbers escaped, but were  so closely follow ed that tliey took refuge  in a cave, whicli is closely watched by a  sheriff's posse.- Among the passengers  were II. Guiinaraes aud family of Bonner's  Ferry. Mr. Guiinaraes was compelled to  give ii11 $800 iu money, his watch, tickets,  etc. llis wife had .2700 sewed in her  dress. She is now at Seatt le dungerously  ill from nervous prostration.  ���t-m  *il_:i!  i  iSr_*"l  ._-.-jl.Hi  i.-*'**'!  ��T .-V.."_  *'1Vi1|  1^4  r-.v_-iS  >*tis'f"8  '^:'m  km  _���* .si ) "  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B. C, THURSDAY,  DECEMBER. 1,   1892.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THIC TRIIUJNK is published on Thursdays, by .Ion.  .Houston' & Ou., and will  be mailed  to subscribers  on payment of O. I-: llrju,in :i year.    Xo subscription  taken foi- loss tbiin a vein-.  IIK.C'U I.Alt   A1JVKI!T1 .K.-UKNTS   pi-int.t-d  :tt  l.lio   following   rates:     One  inch,   .-.It! a  year;   two  inches,  Slifl  ii  your;   three   inches -fSl n year; four inches.  < Sflii ii ycur;  live inches, ��10. a year: six inches and  o\-_-,,nL the rate of SI.,id an inch per inniilli.  T_ANSIK..T Al>V'-"i:TI.S_?.|_. T. _l cents n lino for  lirst inserl.ion anil II) cents a line for oaeli additional  in .jrliim.    Ii rl.li. marriage, anil death  notices free.  I.O . Al, OU UKAIHNC MATTKK NOTICICS CM cents a  line en ;li insertion.  ,TOH I'KINTIN'li at. lair rates. All accounts for job  printing and ndvorli.-ing pnyable on Llio (ir. L uf  everv fnonth; sub. .-riplion, in advance.  AII1)It liSS all coiiiiiiuniciil ions to  TIIK TUIHl.'NI . ..Isoii. H. C.  PARTNERSHIP    NOTICES.  TIIIO UNIHOItSICNKU, (loin- Int.-iness as blacksmiths  under tho lli-in name of Harvey & Kecfer. have dis-  solvetl copartnership from and at'lor Ihe dale given  below. All accounts duo tho linn are payable loCoorgo  II. Keefer, who will settle all firm debts.  .1. A. IIAItVKY,  CI KOI Iti K II. K'KKI-'KK.  Dated at, Nelson, H. C. llie _th day of October. IS'.li.  TIIK U.\I)Kll._IONI-_") have formed a. copartnership,  under tho linn name of John Houston & Co., to  carry on a general publishing and printing business, also  buying and selling real estate and mineral claims on  commission, at Nelson, Hritish Columbia.  W. ,1. MACK'.W,  C. V. DAK IO.  JOHN HOUSTON'.  Daled at Nolson, November 1st, Ii. _  FOR   SALE.  A.10-KOOT improved  lot on   Kast  Milker street. Nelson.   I'rico   StMXJ;   half  cash,   balance   in   six  and  twelvemonths.    Apply to John  Houston & Co., Xelson.  TWO 2,i-TOOT unimproved lots in block 2. Kaslo.   I'ri  ��1KKI cash.   Apply to John Houston & Co.  Nolso  oe  son.  A 50-KOOT unimproved lot on Kast Maker street, N'el-  ���"- son. I'rico .&TOO: half cash, balance in three, six  unci nine month:  .Apply to John Houston & Co., Nelson.  A_.KOOT unimproved lot on West, Baker street. Nelson.   I'rico SaXKI; half e.-isli. balance in  three and  six months.   Apply lo John Houston _ Co., Nelson.  A .i()-KO0T improved corner lot on.Kast Hakor street,  -"- Nelson. I'rico glOOO cash. Apply to John Hoiiston  & Co., Not .111.  1 Of) LOTS in the Bigelow addition to New Denver.  J. W W prices from -jf.io to *-?���__������; half cash, balanoo in  six und twelve months. Apply to John Houston & Co.,  Nelson.  FOR   RENT.  a hand in its framing, and -who believed  that thoy alone possessed   the   necessary  penetration of mind i-ec'iiii-e<i to frame a  law to moot the requirements of a- bu.si-  i  ness in wliieh they wore never engaged,  until many people believed tluit Hritish  Columbia had the worst mining law of  any division of the habitable globe. These  same men arc now taking tho load in  showing up the imperfections of tho aot  of IS')2, and are loudly calling for another  mining commission. The present law is  till right, and but few clKiugcs a re needed.  The boundaries of claims should be bettor  marked, which would work no'hardship  ou tho prospector, for the mineral districts of the province are generally well  wooded. Locators should be required to  discover mineral in place before recording, tind a certified copy of the record  should bo posted on the discovery stake,���  which would go far to break up the business of staking off largo areas for purely  ���speculative purposes. Continual tinkering tit laws does more harm than good.  HOW   IT   CAN -BE   RETAINED.'  PERSONAL   AND .NEWS   PARAGRAPHS.  if Nelson is to  retain lier  supremacy her business men  commercial  must bestir  themselves. They must not til low themselves to believe that all roads lead to  Nelson���for one of them  leads to'.Kaslo;  <��{=", A ���ION"Tir���r.o_ cabin on Kast linker street, Nel-  tP"-"   son.   Apply to John Houston & Co., Nelson.  Cfcl f) A . ONTff���Story und ulialf house on Josephine  tP-L,>-"   street, Nolson.   Apply to John Houston _ Co.,  Nelson.  $10  A   MONTH���Ollices in   Houston block,  corner  Mulcer and Josephine  streets,   Nelson.   Apply  to John Houston & Co., Nelson.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  D.  LaBAU, _VI._">-���Physician and Surgeon.   Rooms ,'i  and  I Houston  block, Nolson.   Telephone   1l\  "DANDAbb II. .KIWI'. _I._.���Kxamines und reports  -*-" on mines und prospects. Twenty yours'continuous  experience. Independent, of any mine or works. Xot interested in the huving or selling of mines or prospects.  Kaslo, B.C.  NOTICES.  NOTICK is hereby p. von  lhat tho power of attorney  made liy .fumes It. I'.obortson in favor of It. Korrcs-  ter Daly lias been revoked. Victoria, l!.C:_ii<l November, IS:)-.'.  ��to ��rUtrm��  THURSDAY MORNING..  ...DKCK. IHKU  1, IS!)*.'  BRANCH   OFFICE.  A brunch oilice of TiiE'Tm. u. e, with JVIr. TI. IT. Kemp  in charge, luis been opened in Kuslo. _ Ir. Kemp is au-  lliorissed to receipt for subscriptions and contract for advertisements. Prospectors and minoowncrs arc requested  lo give lii'm information regarding their claims unci mines  und any such information will receive bis careful attention. :  BUSINESS   MEN   SHOULD "ORGANIZE.  the fight of  Lest be  This can  and   the  That tho business nien of the Kootenay  Lake country havebeen imposed on at  times by both the government and  the  transportation companies is an admitted  .fact; but acting singly, as they do, they  have   been   unable to   help   themselves'.  These impositions will have to be borne  until some action is taken that will make  one the light of all.  done  by organization,  sooner action, is taken  the better.    Had  there been ti Jiqard of Trade here at the  time ot'.JMi.  date's A'isit, his stand-and-  deliver orders might have boon  successfully resisted.    Had there been a Boarchof  Trade here in the fall of 1.8.1, tho Coluni-  '& Kootenay Steam -Navigation Company  ���would never have arbitrarily  raised   its  rates on prepaid freight, which had   tho  efl'eet of indicting loss on both the steamboat company and   tho merchants.    Had  there boon  a  Board   of   Trade   here   the  regulation which  permitted  the iree importation of mining machinery would not  have become a nullity���which it undoubtedly   has.   Had    there  been  a   Hoard   of  Trade here its action would  have offset  the adverse .fiction   to   our   railway   interests so often   taken   by  the Board of  Trade of 'Vancouver.    Had there been a  Board   of  Trade hero   we   would   today  have better postal facilities, for the member for this district stands in holy horror  of any action that threatens his tenure of  office; tind he  i.s responsible,  in  ti  great  measure, for the miserable mail facilities  given    not   only    the   people   of   West  Kootenay, hut the people of Vale district  as well.   The sooner action is taken  the  bettor.   Pkkmikk Dav/i*: had the opportunity of  showing tho Opposition that his government had no "pets" in West Kootenay  Avhon he .started in canceling reserves  made for townsite purposes. But the opportunity wa.s lost, and the "pets" openly  boast that his action made them richer  by many thousand dollars.  thoy miist-not imagine that tho men who  are   "booming"   Kaslo   are   wanting   in  either   energy,  'money,  or  brains;   thoy  must  not  listen   to   the   whisperings   of  people lacking in public spirit who would  beguile them   into   the   belief  that   the  town's needs will bo  attended  to bv its  two god-parents���the Provincial Government and the Canadian PaoiJio -Railway:  thoy must liot bank too much on tho Silver King  mine,  which is undoubtedly a  big property���too big, evidently, for its  present owners to handle; they mast not  place all  their dependence on their one  railway, which is only operated when it  can  be done so at a profit.    Thoy must  build trails and roads to outlying mining  camps: thoy must carry stocks of goods  so complete that promptness  will bo the  rule followed  in filling   orders,   whether  they bo large or small; they must sleep  with one eye open, so that none of their  competitors in rival towns can make a  '���scoop;"   they   must   let   go   the   apron  strings   of   maternal   provincial   officials  tind run the town themselves; they must  endeavor to enlist timid capital to take a  look at tho many good prospects in Toad  Mountain district; thoy must urge   tho  passage of a law that  will   permit   the  building   of railways   anywhere   in   tho  province and by anyone with the means  to   do   so.   They   must   see   to , it    tliat  the stranger within their gates is made  welcome,   so   that   he   will   herald   our  hospitality  when  visiting   other   cities;  they   must   see    to   it   that   the ' poor  and   afflicted   are   cared  for   when,   cast  among as.    All this requires time, energy,  and money; but men avIio give liberally  of their time ancl. of their energy tind  of  their money succeed in building up cities,  and better exam.]ties are not needed than  Spokane,  Seattle, and Butte���cities  upbuilt against the 'opposition not only of  rival cities, but of poAverful railway corporations. "  It Creates Pleasurable Peelings.  Joe Med ill, tho A'oteran editor of the  Chicago Tribune, who, if not Avriting from  personal experience, certainly, has had  personal acquaintance Avith more editors,  reporters,.-and printers, who Avere made  "poor devils" by good red liquor, than  any other newspaper man in Chicago,  thus Avrites of tho love of alcohol as a  beverage:  "In   regard to  the Avorld-wide love of  alcohol as a beverage, I try to account for  it by the emotional, abnorniaI pleasure it  confers on the imbiber.    It excites exhilarating, fantastic feelings.    It obscures cankering care, dulls sorrow, promisesa sentiment  of   fellowship, loosens   the  tongue,  and causes men to recite poetry and sing  songs, makes wit sparkle anil   ideas  flow-  fast,   improves memory  for tho moment,  promotes mirth ami laughter, creates fantastic thoughts, increases the sense of personal    importance,   brings    back    youth,  braces    up    courage,   abolishes   poverty,  makes "poor devils" think thoy tire rich  or on the road to wealth, removes a   fooling  of inferiority  tind   makes  men more  than   equal   to other people, "tind creates  many other  pleasurable   feelings���before  the maudlin state arrives tind  the fantasies of the brain run into a sort of insanity and the abnormal  mental stimulus is  overtaken by con fusion and oblivion and  i.s slept off.    When  tho man awakes, notwithstanding his headache and Avobegone  feelings,    he   remembers   those   pleasant  emotions  and   longs   for their repetition,  tind   forgets   or   ignores   the   disgraceful  scones and orgies  that accompanied  the  "fun" ho has enjoyed.  With a fortune of $7.0.000 safely laid  a.Avay Edwin Booth has positively doc-ided  not to appear again upon the stage.'  Mrs. Diaz, tho wife of,the president o  Mexico,   is  arranging a 'collection of  the  literary works of Mexican women for exhibition at tho World's Fair.  Jonathan Ellis of Farinington. Maine,  who is ')!) years of age. went to tho polls  and voted the Republican ticket, its ho  had been accustomed to do since he lirst  cast a. vote.  The Duchess of Cleveland lately enjoyed  the exceptional distinction for an English  lady, of being entertained by the sultan  at a state dinner in Constau .inoplo. Tho  Clevelands are getting everything these  days.  Mr. Gladstone cannot be accused of "nepotism." since he has never promoted liis  son, the rector of llawarden. or his son-in-  law, tho reverend Harry Drew, who is still  a curate there. Every member of the  Hn.wardoii household, it is'said, earns his  or her daily bread, and there is'not a. title  among them.  .Mr. Fink, the 'Victorian cx-M. J .. who.  has just achieved tho phenonionn.1 feat of  failing for a. million and a half, and offering his unsecured creditors the magnificent composition of a half penny on the  pound, is a Jew Avho began tho battle of  life as an assistant in a Melbourne furniture warehouse.  That gifted bat unappreciated genius.  Oscar Wilde, who lately shook tho dust of  England from his foot and wont to h.anco  to liver turned up at an art show in the  New Gallery in London a iew days ago.  The I..ill Mall Gazette sarcastically observes that "he was heard speaking' English quite fluently."  Mrs. By no litis been admitted to tho Loudon Society of Compositors, anil receives  the same wages as the male printers in  tho establishment in Avhich she i.s employed. This is spoken of as a now thing  in London. The printers' anions in the  United States and Canada have long admitted women to their ranks.  J-tonan Avas wont "to say tha.t he was  loved by the four women whose affection  he valued above all others���his mother,  his sister, his wife, and his daughter. "' I  often   fancy,"  ho   said,   "that  the   pidg  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 Reid & Robinson group, the Mahan  claims, the Anderson group, the Grover & 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 Pour 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  JQHN HOUSTON & CO., agents for the townsite owners, Nelson, B. C.  Lots in the Bigelow Addition to New Denver are now in the market. These lots are as  desirable, for either business houses or residences, as any in the New Denver townsite, as the  Addition fronts Slocan lake and is less than 500 yards distant from the New Denver Post-  office. The only safe harbor for steamboats is in front of this addition, and a "wharf for the  steamer "W. Hunter" will be built from the proceeds of the first sale of lots. Lots will be  given free to business men and prospectors who will agree to erect business houses or residences thereon within a reasonable time. Lots now on sale at prices ranging from $50 to  $200. Terms, half cash balance in a year. Call on or address GEORGE A. BIGELOW,  16 East Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  lnents Avhich Avill be passed upon us in the  Valley of Jchoshaphat will bo neither  more nor loss than those of women, countersigned by the Almighty."  Miss Kate Marsdon, before setting out  on her second journey via tho United  States to tho haunts * of the Siberian  lepers, was presented by Queen Victoria  Avitha largo autograph photograph and.a  very beautiful brooch, ropresentsng a,  golden angel of A'ictory standing on a  large pearl, with tho inscription "Victoria.  Hegina" ou a scroll across its breast.  Mark Twain's hamor-croated coroner,  who held an incpiest on an Egyptian  mummy tind charged the country with  compound interest on the regular fee from  tho time of _ Iokoh, lm. something nearly  akin to a parallel in the Buffalo coroner  who hold an incpiest on the recently un-  . earthed bones of a few Indians whoso  tribe became extinct prior to the year 1080.  Here is a curious characteristic anecdote  of professor JeAvett, the translator of  I.ato.- At a dinner he said to a young  man avIio Avas.on'e of the guests: " What  was the saddest event in ��� history?''' The  young . man, .much taken aback, stammered out, "ilobert Elsmere." "No,"  said the -distinguished Grecian, regarding  him compassionately, "it Avas the death  of Falstalf." '.',  An Englishman Avho recently had an  ..audience with the Pope describes the holy  father's face as quite colorless and  Avrinklcd, his eyes dark gray-blue, gentle  yet penetrating in expression, "liis hair  snowy, his nose aquiline, his'mouth unusually Avicle. His thin and slightly  stop]led figure gave an^iinpressLon of fragility and weakness Avhich was confirmed  by his gait.  in a '1-handed billiard match played at  1 .iris, France, IJiot and Viguaux defeated  Schaofer and Garnier by only fourteen  points amidst the greatest excitement.  The game was 400 points up. When the  game had progressed a few innings Schae-  for made a break of 201, breaking the balk-  ness a crime only in the medical and pharmaceutical professions. While it is all-important that the members of both of those  professions should never indulge in excessive drinking, yet it seems singular that  they alone should bo selected,as the target  for any such legislative enactment.  King George of Greece, who celebrated  the twenty-fifth anniversary of his marriage a iew days ago, is one of the most  democratic nionarchs in Europe, lie loves  to walk about the streets of Athens unattended and to mingle with his subjects.  Ho is a- tall, handsome-man, Avith a high  forehead and a. long drooping- mustache.  The report gets into the foreign papers  every few months that he intends to resign his royal office in favor of the Crown  Prince, his son, avIio Avas born in Greece,  but his majesty still seems contented to  remain iu power.  The Emperor of Japan, according to foreign papers, Avill A7isit Europe next year,  and may be induced to extend his journey  to the United States. Tho emperor is ail  exceedingly intelligent and enlightened  ���monarch. Mini tho ])ootiibilii.y of his visit  does not alarm European courts as much  as favors on tho part of Oriental rulers  usually do. A nephew of the emperor is  serving as a. lieutenant in the German  navy at present, and seA-oral other members of his family have studied in Europe.  His majesty has' noA-er visited the countries of the Occident.  .Jon.v Houston.  C. X. Pake.  AV. .1. IVIacicav.  ft  \J  ���^1Ht^  Neison, Kaslo,  New Denver, Ainsworth,  Pilot Bay,  Balfour  and Lardo City property handled on commission.  MINERAL CLAIMS BONDED and SOLD.  Gfflco, Rooms 5 and 6 Houston Block,    IsTUlLSOlSr, IB. C.  OFFICE, Victoria, B.C  �� TI  WORKS, Nanaimo, B.C.  line record and leaA'ing'his sale  go.   Then 'Viguaux  picked  up  Tin*" franiors of the present mineral act  Avill not recognize it if half the changes  recommended are adopted by the legislative assembly at its next session. The act  of ln!)l was a very good one, and hail it  received fair trial, won hi have worked  well. But its apparent imperfections wore  Jiarjiod on by a X'ovv men avIio had nob  The Price of Silver.  The price of silver fluctuated during the  fiscal year ending June ''Oth, 1S(.)2, from  !*il.()2 per fine ou nco. which was the price at  the boginningof tho year, to $().S-")"5, .March  ���_<Sth, the lowest price, closing June .()th,  at .0.iS7.'", a variation of $0.17 an ounce  during the: fiscal year. Since July 1st the  price of silver still further declined, until  on August llth it reached N. cents a fine  ounce, the lowest price sil ver ever reached.  Since thou the price has advanced, and nt  the present writing, November _!)th, it is  $0.,S0 per fine ounce. .At the lowest price  of silver during tho fiscal year the commercial value of the pure silver contained  in a silver dollar was (iti cents; at the  highest price it was $0.7i-i. ami at the  average price, $0,721.  fifteen to  I =5-1,   and  when Garnier made but one 1.Mob ran out.  Hear admiral Stephenson, the new coin-  niaiifler of the British .squadron in the  I'acific, has boon in her majesty's navy for  forty years and saw active service in the  Crimea, in China, and during the Indian  mutiny. It was captain Stephenson, as  ho then was, who was in command of the  Heron guuhoaton the Canadian lakes during the Fonian disturbances, and ho had  charge of her majesty's ship Discovery in  tho Arctic expedition of 1S7.-70.  Ex-governor Taylor of Tennessee litis a  new joke. It runs like this: Pat was  about to die. The priest had boon en Noil  and had administered the last services.  Then he said: "Pat, is there anything  else you desire?;' '��� Ves," said .Pat,. ''I  want to bo buried in a People's party  graveyard." "Why. Pat," said the priest,  "why is that?" "Well, your riverince,"  says I. .tt," "<*i People's party graveyard is  the last place the devil would look for a  Democrat.  The 5,000,000 World's Fair souvenir half  dollars, the coining of whicli wa.s begun  November ISth tit the 'Philadelphia, mint,  will each bear the portrait of Columbus,  according to Lotto, upon one side:, and his  caravel, tho Santa. Alarm, upon the other.  Two hemispheres, representing tho Old  tind Now World, will support the ship.  Nobody will get a- view of the coins or fac  simile until they have been safely deposited in the hands of the World's .Fair  commissioners.  The legislature of the State of Georgia  recently passed a bill directed against the  inordinate use of intoxicating liquors or  opiates by cither physicians or pharmacists, and embodied in the bill severe penalties for tin infraction of the act. From  the severity of the penalty it would seem  that the legislators wore decidedly in  earnest in this attempt to eradicate drunkenness from the ranks of this profession  but the governor of the State decided that  it whs unconstitutional to make drunken-  Good News, If True.  The followingparagraphis clipped from  the Minneapolis Lumberman, and, if true,  Avill be Avelcome uoavs to tho boys avIio  operate freight trains on the Pacific division of the Canadian Pacific. avIio of late  years have been Avondering why that portion of the road was over built: "The  Canadian Pacific is;so flooded Avith traffic  that it has refused to take shipments of  lumber and shingles from the Pacific  coast. This is resulting in a good many-  shingles which would have gone to the  Canadian Pacific being turned "ewer to the  Northern Pacific, which while better off  for cars than its neighbors is unable to  furnish cars tis rapidly as desired. The  shingle manufacturers of Washington are  clamorous for cars,' but they-are-probably being quite as Avell served as are  the shippers of lumber of other localities."  MANUFACTURERS   OF  ing ana  owaep.  SAFETY FUSE DETONATOBS.  Branch Office and Magazine  at NELSON.  AVIIOLICSAl,!-:   1>_A__RS    IX -���  ELECTBIC BLASTING APPARATUS.  G. C. TUNSTALL, Jr.,  Nelson Agent.  W.  .1.   WILSON.  \V.   l'KI{l> .!_  P  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  (Notary  Public)  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will unnti'iU*.  to supply iiiiiiintr companies and  stuiuii-  boats witli (Vurili nit-tits, and deliver sjunu tit any initio  or landing in  the   Koolenay  Lake country.  N3  OLSON Office anc. Market, 11 East Eakei* St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  MINING  AND  ESTATE  ,r.  The company's A1 passenger and freight steamer  W.  HUNTER  A. KSTA BROOK  .Master  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT         ia:i'i:i:.su.NTi.\G         The Confederation I-ifo Association,  Thcl'lin'.iiix Kin; Insurance Company.  The Provident I**und .Accident Company;  ALSO,  The Sandy Croft l-'oundry Company, near Chester, Kngland, makers of all kinds of mining ijiachinwy, air  compressors, ruck breakers, stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  3STElILSO.Nr,   _3. c.  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the govermnenl. town.silo of Xelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings erected.   The best, residential  properly in Nelson.    Value sure lo increase.  Apply I.o  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker,  Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREET, NELSON,      -  Carry full linos of all kinds of  Kiirniture for rej .deuces, hotels,  aud ollices.   Mattresses made to  order,  and at  prices lower than  eastern and const manufacturers.  Agent  for Nelson  and   West  ICootenay  llislrlct, or to  JNN K.  & I'lCIIAIU).. Vancouver, li. (J.  TIIKV AUK  ALSO  Adll.NTS  I'-Oll  Evans Pianos and Doherly Organs  S^ZCSTT-A.   OLAtTS   IS   aOMI-TSTG.  And intends sending his supplies in advance to  TURNER  BROS.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  Music, Stationery, Toys, Books.  elson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  baggage   transferred  to and   from  the  railway depot, and steamboat landing.    Kreiglit  hauled and job teaming done.   .Stove  wood for sale.  AVil.MAM WILSON* ���������PUOTRIKTOIt  BANK OP BRITISH COLUMBIA.  will make regular trips during the winter season from  New Denver to the head and the lower end of Slocan  lake. At (he head (if the lake passengers can lake the  trail I'or Nakusp, on the Columbia river. 20 miles distant:  and at the lower end pack and saddle iininials can always  be obtained to convey freight iind passe'ngors lo Slocan  Crossing, on the Columbia & Ivnojeniiy railway, :'ii miles  distant. Kor rates apjilvdn board.  November liith, I_��. \V. C. MuKINNON. Ho. y.  .(UTAYLOB,  "TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  : Toronto, Ontario,  .MANL-|.*AOTL'IU*.UK Ol,' -���---.  FIRE-PROOF  BURGLAR-PROOF  VAULT   DOORS.  [T\ere\)tiT)t  Sailor  . BAKER  STREET,  NELSON,  HAS O.N-  DISPLAY A   .UI.I,' KAN (IH OK  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Tweeds and Serges.  KAI.I, AND  WINTKIC (IOODK  NOW ON   HAND.  FttXCXilSi TO SUIT TJETIE TIDVCDES  NOTICE.  Mr. Orange V. Hull, lias been appointed acting ngcnl. (if  of tho Hank's liranch id Nelson, vice It, Korresler Daly,  who is no longer in tho Hank's service.  \VM. C  WARD,  Victoria, 11. Ci., .November lath, 18!��. Miimitjor.  .NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Iason.  Contractu .ikon /or work ul. all points in West Koolenay.  ���^-;S^^ t_______!__^;:'r-^^^^^ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B..C-, THURSDAY,  DECEMBER   1,  1892.  ��.'  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     ���  Sir DONAIjI)  Hon. (IF.O. A  A.  SMITH,   DRUMMOND,..  JO. H. OUK'STON..  $12,000,000  6,000,000   President   Vice-President   (juiioriil ^Manager  3srBiLiS03sr -bde.^-"n*ch:  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        Hl:ANCIIKK   IN        LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and in (lie principal cilies in Canada.  liny ami sell Sterling  ICxcbange aud Cable Transfers.  (IUANT C'O.M.MK.I. !IAI.  .'Mi TIIAVI-'I.I.KIW' C'KKDITS,  aviiiliible in any part, of the world.  PUAKTS.   IHSL'ICI); COI.I.KCT'IONS  JI.WIK;  KTO.  SAVINGS- BANK BRANCH.  RATH OK INTKRKST (iit|)i-esent) KOUR I'erCen.  PLAGUES   THAT   PLAGUE.  Loungers  Who  Torture the Life  out  of Business Men.  The first pltigue of the incr.l unit is lie  avIio. having no business of liis own toafc-  tend to. determines to kill time pleasantly  in his friend's store. Sometimes lie f?o_s  so ftii" ns to announce his fiendish intentions in some such considerate remark tis  "I hail an hour or so -with nothing to do  so 1 thought T would come in and spend  it here." Often tlieloafer is it chronic one.  and the poor merchant groans aloud as he  sees him enter his store. Naturally one  with nothing to do is not likely, to have  much interesting conversation to share  ���witli a friend, so he repeats his tale until  (he suffering merchant knows it all by  heart.  it may be that tlieloafer is musical,  charge of ti choir, training a chorus,  leaching tin orchestra: it may be that  grows cucumbers and currants; it may  he has time to waste fishing, or it may  he litis a  sail u;  the  well   worn  ca pit bilities, ve  horse.    The result is always  m  or  he  be  be  the  The merchant's ears tire racked by  f-.!miliar tale of musical  ,;etablo juonstrosities, immeasurably large trout, incalculably swift  horses. So rapt, is he in hi. enthusiasm  a customer entering deters him not, buc,  like the Ancient Mariner at the Avedding  feast, he holds the agoiii/.ed merchant  until he finishes his tale. It i.s usually at  night thai he., bat-like, emerges from outside shade, and while gas. oii. or electric  light blaze at tiie proprietor's expense, he  steals from the suffering one the few minutes of leisure so coveted forgathering up  the loose strands of the day's work before  "folding his tent like the'Arabs and as  .silently���stealing away."  Well, if it be only this. But liov.- often  lias the tired merchant, after twelve hours  of duty, to say in modest .suggestion "I  am sorry to disturb you. but it is past the  time for closing and 1 am very tired."  But the annoyance is not the only.aspect,  of the question. Business i.s injured by  this blood-sucking nuisance. Patrons of  stores dread the loafer, fear his remarks,  and resent his knowledge of their wants,  and the victimized store-keeper often sees  a ..possible .customer approach the doorway, and tit the sight of the vampire turn  upon his heel and proceed towtirds another store.  There are worse loafers even than these  ���the self-satisfied young man of the present day seated  upon your counter and  tap])ing his Russia, leather shoes with his  walking stick-while he puffs his cigarette  smoke over the down  on  his upper lip:  and tho hardened old smoker filling your  store Avith the .stench of his ancient pipe  and'the rankest of tobacco.    "What, now.  is the remedy .for the plague?   It is idle  to hint, "lam very busy just now."    No  such mild suggestion vanquishes tho selfish tyrant.    It  remains simply to allow  him some day to tax your good nature beyond all endurance,   and   then pour into  liis astonished  ear (a.s he  has   so   often  poured    his   tale   iuto   yours)   your   unvarnished    opinion    of     his     facinating  'habits.    It   will    pay   you    in   the   end  Whether he bo your best customer, or, a.s  its usually the  case,   no  customer at all.  Uid of him, yon will do more than enough  work extra to pay you for your loss of his  "custom, and others, more profitable, will  take his place.   Lessening the Cost of Production.  The report of David T. Day, special  tigent of the census office covering the  liiitiertil industries of the United States,  speaks of the tendency of cost production of tin', precious metals tis follows:  "Nearly every improvement which tends  to reduce the cost of production, whether  it is an improvement in metallurgical processes, which enables the extraction of a  larger proportion of the metals from its  ores, or to extract it at less cost; whether  it be the building of railroads, which reduces the cost of transportation of_ the  machinery and sujjpM.es used tit the mines,  and with these reduces the cost of labor,  nearly everything in fact that tends to  make gold more abundant increases in a  still greater degree the production of silver. Hence it i.s evident that the relative  value of gold as compared with silver will  continue to increase unless iree coinage is  given both metals ami some international  agreement isj established lixing the relative value of the metals independent of  their abundance."  .cresting to the owners of the gold claims  lying to the southwest of Nelson, all of  which carry ore that will average $8 per  ton. The material operated on wa.s arras-  tro tailings, equivalent to .'_) mesh; free  gold htul till been extracted .by amalgamation; average assay value by very careful  sampling wa.s $8.27 jier ton; three tons  were leached -18 hours with 2-100 pounds of  four-tenths of one per cent solution ; three  tons wore leached 120 hours with 8000  pounds of two-tenths of one-jier cent solution, in both eases till the tailings assayed but a. trace. Assay value of the six  tons, $-10.02; amount extracted tis shown  by bullion returns from Sol by of San  I* .*ancisco, $'J0.7"5, of which about 75 cents  was silver; equivalent to 01.2 per cent extracted, leaving -IS cents per ton, or $2.87  in all, which disappeared during the process. Cya.iiido used, 7.05 pounds; at 50  cents per pound for 08 per cent, would bo  about 05 con'ts worth of cyanide per ton  of ore treated. Zinc wjis used as the jiro-  cipita.ting tigent, and apparently worked  to jierfection.  Shedlock's Process for Refractory Ores.  In treating ore by this process, the rock'  is crushed in the usual way, either by i*olls  or stamps, tho crushed ore being conveyed  into an apparatus wheree:ich atom is subjected to the action of gases under pressure, whereby the whole of the sulpl nir  iind other materials -which render the ore  refractory are separated. The ore i.s then  con\-eyed into a vessel containing an absorbing fluid metal, so constructed that  every jjarticle of the ore is brought into  contact with tho metal. For the production of the reducing, gases steam and air  are passed through highly heated materials having an affinity for oxygen, tind  the gases so produced   are   utilized   for  raising the ore to a high teinporjituro. By  this means the sulphur and other metalloids anrl base nietjils are volatilized and  eliminated, ;ind the gold in the ore is then  in such a condition as to alloy itself or become amalgamated with  the fluid metal  with which  it i.s brought into close con-  t;tct; tho  tailings, j Kissing off worthless,  are conveyed to the duni]).    Tho appara-  tus in which the steam is generated, and  which, in combination with the due pro-  portiou of atmospheric air, is first sujjerboa tod' in  jjassing  through tho heart or  bed on wliich the fire is supported.    Tho  superheated steam and air under pressure  are then forced through the lire, which is  automatically maintained at a  considerable depth, by which means the products  of combustion are mainly hydrogen and  cjirbonie oxide.    These gases are then conveyed by moans of the main and branch  pipes  to  the cylindrical  apparatus   into  which tho ore to bo acted ttjion is driven  under   pressure by  means of  the gases,  -which,  being ignited, raise the ore to a  high teinporjituro.    The ore is maintained  in a state of violent .agitation; each particle being kept sejiarato i. om its fellows,  is consequently acted ujion very rapidly  by the gases. The ore freed from its refractory constituents i.s then feci into a  vessel containing the fluid metal, in which  each jiarticlo of ore is separated from the  others, and being acted upon by the fluid  metal, is'absorbed into it, the tailings and  refuse, passing off, freed from,any gold  wliich may have been in the ore. Quau-'  tities of rei" factory ores treated'by this,  process are said to have demonstrated  that most of the gold in the ore is extracted. The successful outcome of these  trials is stated to have resulted in the  Anglo-French Exploration Company acquiring the right to "-work- the jjrocess on  the various gold fields of South Africa. It  will have been seen that the peculiar and  essential features of the invention consist  in subjecting every jjarticle of the ore  under treatment to the jjrocess in all its  stages instead of iu bulk, thereby insuring that no jlorticJii shall escape being  acted ujion by the gases and the absor b-  ing metal. This is done automatically  and in a .very rapid manner. It i.s stated  tluit this method of treatment is applicable to all ores.  Avhelmingly condemned it. Even the Avage-  earners, farmers, and wool-growers, in  whose interest it wa.s largely framed,  voted against it. This is a. verdict that  should be respected. In England it would  overthrow the government and reverse  its jiolicy. In the United States it has  changed'the government ;md should re-  A'crse its jiolicy jis regards the tariff. We  do not believe in iree trade, butthe people  do at this time. We stand aside and insist they slutII have their avji.v.  How to Get Rid of Mosquitoes.  For printing the following Ti-i.Tumu.vi!"  should be blessed by every resident of  Bonner's'Ferry, people who tire mosquito-  ridden for several months in the year.  The remedy i. within their reach, iioav  that they have a railroad through their  town that has direct connections with the*  oil fields of Ohio and Pennsylvania.:  "A writer on the subject of the exter-  lniiuition of the mosquito tells of tin ex-  jieriinent he made with  kerosene as tho  destroying agency in the Catskills. Noticing a lew mosquitos about the jjoreh of  his cottage on July 5th last, he made a  seju*ch for their breeding place and found  it in ji rain-Avater jiool, having a surface  area of sixty square feet, in the neighborhood.    Eggs had been deposited freely on  the "water, and it was very jjltiin that the  cotkigc Avas destined to become annoyed  by innumerable mosquitos unless a remedy  was applied  at oneo.    He determined to  try kerosene, and sprinkled   lour ounces  of it over the surface of the pooh   At the  cud of ten days it was covered Avith dead  insects, AvhichtJic writer estimates at-.700.  j\lost of them Avoro gnats, but there were  ���'371   female  mosquitos and  many  males.  Tho number may appear trifling enough,  but on that score the cxjierimenter has  this to say:    "Now, the average number  of eggs hiid by a female mosquito is 300,  and the destruction of those 371 sjjociniens  prevented the development of 111,300 individuals of tho next generation.   Moreover,   certain   females   flew   away  after  touching tho surface of the Avater and undoubtedly died at some distance from the  jjooI, scj tluit the effect of the application  was oven greater than these figures indicate.    In fact, the capacity of the remedy  Avas (July  limited  by the* number of the  mosquitoes seeking the surface of the jiool  for egg-laying purposes, and  in a locality  of greater mosquito abundance the csti-  nittte.s of the jjotentiality of the remedy  Avould luiA'0 boon enormous.    And iioav a.s  to the question of expense.    This experiment proves that at this rjitc of triplication one barrel of kerosene, costing $-1.50,  (and the cheajiest of oil   is jjrefcrjiblo to  tho more expensive)v. ill successfully treat  00,000 square foot of water surface.'   It is  probable tluit there are many mosquito-  riclden   neighborhoods   Avhere   the  totjil  area of the breeding places does not exceed this figure, and Avhere, at the slight  expense mentioned. proA-ided the ajjjilica-  tion be made early in June, so as to head  oil" the  first generation, the numbers of  the biting jiest may be reduced to ji minimum."'  ' A Practical Test.  The following is tho result of a prac-  tioiil test made iu California of treating  gold ore tailings by the McArthur-l* .irrest  (cyanide) jirocess. .In view of the many  common ts ou the cost of the process the  details of one of the liniuy experiments  made I'or the |)urposc of determining the  actual commercial status of the jjrocess  under favorable circunistjinces, will be in-  The Wages Paid. Hungarian Miners.  The daily wage of a regular hand at the  Hungarian  iron mines i.s  only 32  to   40  ���.cents,-and of a temporary hand 28 cents.  Boys are paid from 12 to 24 cents a day,  tind women from 12 to 20 cents.    In  the  coal mines the wages are rather higher;  men are paid  from 48 to 00 cents a day,  boys 20 to 28 cents, and  women  18 to 20  cents.    The wages in  the iron  mines are  lower  than those in  coal mines, because  the iron mines tire all sittutted in populous  districts   where   living   is  cheajj.    In   Jill  small  mines tools jind bhisting materials  are  given   iree to   the men,  but in largo  mines' the men have to pay the cost price  of the blasting materials and light.    The  low rjite of wages is astounding, but when  the cost, of living is  taken   into account,  the lot of the Hungarian miner is by no  iiioiins so bad  as appears at  first sight.  Foi*  instance, a  very comfortable  house  cjtn be obtained for $2 ti 'mouth.   Three  rooms such tis could bo obtained in si tenement house in British Columbia, or Washington coal mining towns ;it $8 to $10 a  month, cost 00 cents a month there, and  an attic can be obtained there tit 20 cents  a month.    Wood and coal can be had on  easy terms and in many cases gJ*atuitously.  Food Jind supplies are exceedingly chca]i,  and many 'mine owners sell their hands  food  at  next to cost price.   In many of  the government mines a deduction from  the   wages of ;[-  per cent i.s made for a  music fund.   All Hungarians are natural  musicians, and Hungary  is  the home of  true and unaffected music.  Importance of Obeying Orders.  ���   Several years ago the Rothschilds held  a large-quantity of cotton iu Ne\v Orleans  which they instructed their agent in that  city to sell as soon a.s it reached a certain  ���price.    The agent, believing that tho price  of cotton  Avould  go   beyond   the  figure  named by his employers, held on till he  aviis able to sell it at a price which netted  $40,000 more than ho Avould have got- for  it if he-had obeyed "his orders from Loudon.    He joyfully informed his employers  of his success, supposing that they would  share his satisfaction at the result of the  sale.    Imagine his surprise and- chagrin  avhen he received a reply saying in substance:    "The $40,000 you made by disobeying your instructions is not ours.    It  is yours.    Take it.   Mr. X., your successor,  starts  for Now Orleans today."   At  first   thought,   this   might   seem'like   a  strange jjroceeding,  and  that  very  few  employers would object to receiving all  they could get.   But there is a principle  hwolved which justified the action of the  company.    Sujjjjosing, instead of making  the $40,000  by   disobeying   instructions,  that   amount had boon  lost.    That aviis  jjrobably the view taken.    It aviis not because of tho gain or loss in this particular  instance, but because of the loss of dependence in theireiiiploye, and the possibility  of results from a  future disobedience (if  instructions,    it is always well to follow  instructions, for, in  that cusp,no blame  for consequences'is possible.    The  jirint-  oi*'s rule to   "follow the cojiy if it takes  you out  the  window,"  is a 'pretty good  rule to adopt in any business, and,' if the  agent follows instructions,   he  is safe   iu  the event of any trouble  which   may bo  the result.  the apjiliances which' they jjossesscd, tho  dust aviis sent to the Philadelphia mint  and worked over more closely. Finally  the triturated material Avas sold to French  chemists, who intended, it aviis understood, to subject it to a still more careful  manipulation. In this Avay more than  one-half of the original deficit wa.s oven-  ttuilly recovered.  Jags in England.  Lady Cavendish prints a very unpretty  pic. ire of Englishwomen. If her statements iire well founded the fact bodes ill  for England; No nation can long survive  when its Avomen tiro drunken and debauched.  ft is unkind of Lady CaA'ondish and the  Duchess of Bedford to "giA-e away" their  sisters of the nobility and relate jjublicly  how they indulge in jjrivate "jags." If  Jill this is true, Englishwomen are "advanced" far beyond the American standard, and it is to be hoped tliat female  Anglonianiacs will not seek to catch uj)  with them.  If, asavo believe, the dreadful stories of  opium intoxication among "avcII-to-do  ladies," told at tho Women's Christian  Temjjoraiice Union convention recently  held in New Vork eity, are not more true  than the usual run of alcoholic accounts,  there is not much to dojjlore, excejJt, por-  hajjs, the recklessness ot statement Avliich  may delude inexjjeriencocl readers.  "Drunk as a lord," is a Arery ancient  proverb. Tho drinking iioav done in the  society referred to may be considered an  amusement; a century ago it aviis an avocation. Through all the old English  novels the rich and fashionable fairly  stagger. Hogarth's jjictures have an alcoholic smell. Wesley's movement aviis  stirred uji in jjart by the drunkenness of  tho clergy. Probably no nobleman in  England now equals in his liquid capacity  that Duke of Norfolk avIio aviis accustomed to say: "On Friday, Avith the  blessing of God, 1 shall be drunk." That  the nobility, on which a goodly number of  English jjcoplc believe the pillars of England's safety i*ost, are all sober, nobody  has any right to believe, but they are not  as drunk as formerly.  Heavy Production of Gold in 1891.  Year by year the gold jjroduction of tho  Avorld is increasing, and the results for  1801 were tho largest on record. In round  'numbers the jjroduction for the last five  years was as follows: 1SS7, 5*007.(500 ounces;  1888,5,251,000 ounces: 1SS0, 5,0-J 1.000ounces;  1890, 5,580,000 ounces; and J80JL, 0,033,000  ounces. For tho first time in many years  there aviis a slight sot back in j'SiJO. A  noticeable feature of recent years has boon  the dovelopment of the .Vitwatoi*saiid  gold fields m South Africa. The jiroduction of these fields has boon as follows:  1887, 34.S07 ounces; 1888. 230.917 ounces;  1889, 370,733 ounces: 1890, 493.801 ounces,  and 1891, 729.213 ounces. Adding in 1891  the output of other Transvaal gold.fields,  which amounted fo about 107,000 ounces,  the total production of the Transvaal for  1891 reaches 830,250 ounces. For the current year it is exjiected that the jjroduction Avill quite reach 1,250,000 ounces. -In  1.88S the Transvaal only produced 4-i per  cent of the Avorld's yield, but In 1.891 the  production had risen to 13.8 per cent, and  this year it is tolerably certain to reach  21 per "cent. The following aviis the jjroduction in 1890 for the countries named:  United States, about 1,590,500ounces; Australia. 1,409,200'ounces; and Russia, 1,019,-  000. As the return for these countries lias  not altered to any large extent the Transvaal will jjrobably take the third jjlace for  the current year, and very likely the  second place in 1893. Mining in the Trans-  a .ml has not yet reached its culminating  point, as iioav -mines are being constantly  ojjenedand old ones still further developed.  P00DI��:-: DOQ  Next   Door   to   the   Madden   Hotel,  NELSON, B. 0.  CHARLES PHILLIPS, - - Proprietor.  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop,  Extensive Improvements  Now Completed.  Tho only restaurant in Nelson that keeps open  AND  NIGHT.  l!__I_]  PRIVATE     BOXES   FOR   LADIES.  ALL, ROOMS REFITTED  and Refurnished.  -Fine. . AVincs, Liquors and Cigars in the Market-  AT the ha it.  Special Attention to Miners.  NELSON, B.C.  -     JAMES BARCLAY, Manager.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate."  KOOTENAY :  Vernon Street, Near Josephine.  NELSON, B.C.  OPPOSITE   CITY "WHARF.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  This restaurant still nmntains its old established reputa-  tation for giving the  The  The  Respect the Country's Verdict.  Cincinnati   Conimercial-Cia/.ette:  issue wits protection and iree trade  former  wa.s  embodied  in   the   Mel .inlo.y  tariff.    It  Wits   passed  congress,  signed  by a  dent,  and  reaflirmecl  publican   convention.  by a   Hepublicttti  .Republican prosi-  )y a  National  He-  There;   tt re   those  now who say they did not agree with this  or the other provision. But these are  mere quibbles. The McKinley tariff is  tho embodiment of Republican principles.  Upon  that the country voted and over-  Went Up the Flue.  Gold melts at 2010 degrees Fahrenheit;  but it evaporates and passes off at a much  lower temperature than melting heat, and  a-1 so if it be maintained in a molten state  for any  considerable  time   before   it   is  passed into an ingot.    Ignorance of this  metallurgical law once caused consternation to temporarily reign in the hearts of  the stall' ol' the United States mint at Stin  Francisco.    Soon   after   that   mint  commenced operations, an inspector visited it  to take stock, and discovered a shortage  of about . 100,000.  The employes expressed  amazement, which quickly developed into  dire alarm when  arrests  for  theft  were  threatened.   But   before  it  was  deemed  necessary  to adopt such stern  measures  some one suggested  that evaporation had  c.iused the deficiency, and that theinii-.s-  ing metal had gone up the chimney.   Acting upon this  hint,  a  (hiring  individual  ascended the flue, tind, to his own and his  comrade's great relief, he found  the lost-  gold on the roof, where it had condensed  as it came in  contact  with   the air.   The  slates  were taken off the mint building  and the tiles of a church iind otlier contiguous  edifices  were also  removed.    This  argillitie   collection    was    ground    to   a  powder, iind the gold was recovered.  The  brickwork of the furnaces and chimneys  of the   mint   was similarly   treated; iind  after the San  'Francisco authorities  had  regained as much gold as they could with  The "Thunderer's" Praise.  The London Time.., which has not been  in the habit of wasting prtii.se on anything  American or of viewing American progress  with an unprejudiced eye, has taken a  critical view of the preparations for the  World's Fair,, tind the result of its observations says:  The World's Fair  buildings are .'.most  fairly to be judged by comparison  with  previous structures intended for a like end  and so judged  they are without an equal  or a rival. C.uite literally they are first and  the rest nowhere, or so far behind as not  to come  into the running.    On no former  oecassion of the.kind  has there been anything  like  them or  near  them.     In  the  extent of ground they cover, in theirstriic-  tut'iil dimensions, in the number of people  which they  will contain, in the profusion  and  elegance  of the  decorations,  iind in  their general   adaptability fo the purpose  for wliich   they have   beeu designed, they  stand out supreme.    It is idle to say that  thert! tire other countries which could do  the .same if thev  tried.   The fact remains  that the United States has done what has  never yet  been  done elsewhere, iind Juts  given proof to the world of what wonders  can be brought about by industrial enterprise tind skill, animated  by a  patriotic,  spirit and by it resolve to take the lead in  everything.    It   is a.   splendid   spectacle.  We   fully   recognize    the   qualities   and  efforts  which  have  produced  it, tind we  offer our  hearty congratulations on the  success     with    which     they    have    been  crowned.   Why His Eyesight Failed.  Dr. Optycuss���You are standing iit  eighteen feet. Can you read tliese letters?  Patient���No, sir.  Dr. Optycuss���Approach two feet nearer  Now?  Patient���No, sir.  Dr. Optycuss-This i.s .strange! Come  lour feet nearer.   Now?  Patient���No, sir.  Dr. Optycuss-Most remarkable case I  ever met. Stand four feet .mway from the  chart.    Can you read now?  Patient--.N'o, sir.  Dr. Optycuss Great I'isistratns! am I  mad? Young man, yon are the most remarkable case that has come within my  experience. Vou conquer me. You can  know moreabout yourself than I do. Ila ve  vou any idea why yon can't read tliese  letters?  Patient--1 never learned to read.  BEST   MEAL  IN THE  KOOTENAY  LAKE  COUNTRY.  The Hotel Overlooks       ::  The Kootenay :: ::  Its KiiL-��t.s thus obtainiiiK splendid  Views of both mountain ami river.  The Rooms  AUK C'0..fr'OI{'l'All���l-:  IX  The Table  IS   TIIK   UEST   IN   TUB  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  Front St., Neap Steamboat, Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DEVLIN 6c McKAY,    -   -   Proprietors.  THE BEST   . 1/ISr.Vl-J  THE  UEST  BEDS  THE   BEST OF  THE  BAB  IS   FIRST-CLASS.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  EVEKVTIIIXCi  -:- d'ALENE  fiOJEC  Front Street,  KASLO, B. C,  JOHN    F.   WARD,    Manager.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The Very Best  of  Everything1.  ���f++'-B  ���f-t".'  East Baker Street, Nelson, .  is one of the best hotels in Toud .Mountain district, and  is the lic-ndqiiiirtcr.s for  PROSPECTORS     AND     WORKING     MINERS.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  With a frontage towards ICoolenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  THE   TABLE  Is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under Ihe immediate sup_-visiou of a  caterer of largo experience.  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  TIIK TAI1I.I-:   I.S  NOT StMll'ASSKI)  IIV THAT OK  ANV  IN  TIIK  ICOOTKNAV   I.AIfK fOl'.N'TISV.  AT TIIK  HA It   IM   lllSI-UNSKIl    .INK   I.IQroiiS   AND   CKSAKS,  and t.lie bed-rooms in.   newly furnished.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,    Props.  WE GRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B.C.  OK. IIKKU,   .M.I-:,   WINK,  WHISKY   AND CICAU..  INTERNATIONAL  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  Hansen    &   Blomberg*,   Proprietors.  Closest Hotel  to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS.  First-Class in Everything".  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT   SURPASSED  IIV    ANV    IIDTKL,    IN    TIIK    ICOOTKNAV    COl'NTKV.  A .SIIAHK OK TICANSIKNT TUADK SOI.ICITKl).  The  Jas.  Sample Room Is Stocked with Choice  Liquors and Cigars.  Dawson & B. Craddock,  Proprietors.  s'  9  <\  ���*3L  1  5. ���  rSfiS  PI  .$1  i  i.i  '5  TKI.Kl'IIONK J3.  ���^���_f^��� ������!_�����_.  ������������il. | m l    iiHTT-il      I   !!��� U|. I     ���   _-M."S"   !'���������    t   f \\      |l     IJlll     !!������  -._ (-1 ".'.,V ������������������"������ I ���  ��� I."���    ���.. ��f    ��� T'fi',*." !���������������"f- . ������   ��'iFg  ���  11.'1       'Il'l.f     t I.II.I TMIi'llJl|^ ��� -I'.    ��� ������  _;��� ���      '".IPI   ������  ...-i.-.i_V .  _-.���-���", _��������� _..",v. wi -..���I;. ;&.   i,.:!.-,"!:-!..-!:--*;  .st, *.. F-;i,."lv.--y,i. ���*._.- VJn'i'rj':;  ������ . ��� 1". * ".��� ������",".���   "���|i",',|i1l    ���������������������    I    |Vti-^"l ��� !���_    ��� t. - "i ��� _   p I i mx   uyi.li ���'"�� n \   | �������� ������.._������_    1 jbiiii    !��������������� ������    iw|hmi piiy���i "J1 ��. , iiwu* ,������������������    mil.   !������������!   '  ���J-.jJw .-.:���.'- .SM*i .f .{'rv.-.v *',;r-t" ;:.�����-. ���">.��� -.a'^v. ���*_�����.".���, .'.;-...._���.   :���:...���;'.*?. -*���_-'��� .^.;t,"."'j .:.,;.'fc.-V*i--,.; .-rfn. ..Vr .-_...������ v.*-"-  ��� ���   |_i-m   i .m_ 'pnniii  ���J Ti..*."i*i'_{'*��v  :'_.-. _���___.  ���I-.-.T  Tl_       ,   ���1���_J_    II*   m,  "      *"������  -*..-_f7*I _������.._-.. I  I  io  ,.  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER  1,  1802.  -:d_s_a_:e_:e:e.s    iznt-  WXNES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  iSALE.  THIS     -WEEK'S     NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  .1.  Fred,  [fume & Co.. Xelson���General  merchandise.  Green   Urol hers,  Kaslo���ftenoral  merchandise.  Hoadloy _ ('inhrio, ICaslo���Real estate, mines and  eonvovaneing.  H.   Anderson,   ICaslo���.McDonald's addition   to   Kaslo.  .1 <>liij   L.  lielalhiel.   Kaslo���Mines and real estate.  G. II. Sproat. Xelson���Notice to purchasers of lols in  Bear Lake City.  .John   V.   Ward.  ICaslo���The Co. ir d'Alene Hotel.  Devlin & .McKay,   (Casio���The l.eland  Hotel.  _.   I.   I'hair,  Xe. fin���Notice  regarding Hotel   I'hair.  Randall   II.   Kemp,   ICaslo���Mining bu. .ness.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  James F. Wardner, 15. C. Gove, James  Clark, Ralph L. Clarice, Tom IL .Jefferson..  John XV. Chapman, O. IX Garrison, XV. II.  Taylor, John .M. Burlce, .'J. R. .Maries, John  C. Davenport, and a number of others  more or less known iii mining and financial circles were in Jvaslo during the week.  A.s will be seen in another column on  this page, 11. Anderson is prepared to sell  Jots in the .McDonald addition to ICaslo.  "Lardo .Jack,'' in platting this IjeautiL'ul  piece ol' hind, has remembered his friends  ���the old pioneers of .Kaslo district. The  cross streets tire named as follows: Bren-  nand,Pringle, Allen and Becker. The other  streets tire extensions or continuations of  the avenues in the Kaslo townsite.  The  Kjtslo-SIocan   wagon road   will be  completed to .Bear Lake by the Sth instant, so the contractors say. The sleigh  road from Three Porks to Bear lake was  wit-bin half a mile of the latter place on  Tuesday, and is probably finished by this  time.  M __ Phair has decider! to close the dining-room of the Hotel Phair until the  openingof navigation ncxtspring. ('nests  of the hotel can have their meals at the  Poodle Dog restaurant at the rate of ���"()  cents a meal.  J. R. Kobertson of Victoria arrived in  Nelson on Wednesday. lie found that  his real estate in Lores ts were in the same  shape tis when he left hero last spring.  George A. J .gelow started for Revelstoke last week. After getting within  twenty-eight miles of tliat center of  wholesale trade he found that he would  have to take the back track and travel  J-100 miles in order'"to enter tho town in  ti sttite befitting his position in business  tind social circles. \V\ C. JMnirliead. a  commercial man avIio makes his headquarters at Calgary, had to do likewise.  There wtts a. time when captain George  F. Wayward wa.s seen on the streets of  Nelson daily. Now that the Galena is  tied-up tit Pilot Bay, "captain George"  only shows up at the "Headquarters  City" av1i.ii there is a meeting of the  board of directors of tho telephone company.  The Lytton failed to make Revelstoke  on her last trip, on account of low water  in the river, and her passengers were  taken Lo Little Dalles. .She left Robson  on Wednesday to make another trial to  reach Revelstoke, where there is a large  ;i mount of freight a wailing transportation  to points on Kootenay lake.  31. C. 3Ionaglian says he has the finest  ranch in Nelson district down on the  Kootenay opposite the mouth of K-iglc  creek. Next year lie will lift ve forty acres  in potatoes, providing lie can get enough  seed.  The tunnel on the Lizzie C is in 2S0 feet.  Work has been suspended until spring.  The shots heard in Nelson on Tuesday  night meant only that ;t poor dog had to  go.  Tom Barker tind another man arestop-  ing ore on the Poormaii, work in which  they will be engaged atall winter, it being  the intention of the owners of that gold  property to start up the mill early in the  spring.  I_. N. Lafrance, the pioneer settler on  the east shore of Kootenay lake to the  south of Pilot Bay, is sanguine that the  mineral discoveries made on the headwaters of St. 3Iary's rivet* will yet equal  those made on the Lardo.  Jim Sproul has Jiis hotel at Bear creek,  on the Kaslo-Bear Lake /wagon road,  ready to do business.  The owners of the Noble Five group of  mines in Slocan district were unable to  get their supplies nearer their camp than  the Blue Bird mine, and sold Litem to the  owners of that property.  The Nakusp sleigh road was to have  been completed this week, and contractor  Mann says it will be done.  S. S. Bailey, owner of the Payne group  of claims, litis concluded to do little or no  work on Jiis properties this winter, and  J eft Nelson on Saturday for the outside  We   will   winter   between   Spokane   tind  Portland.  Green Brothers are moving the stock of  goods in their Ainsworth store to Kaslo.  For the present the Ainsworth store will  be closed.  Kaslo has several neatly fitted up real  estate offices, but no one of them is more  co. y and businesslike than that of Frank  Wughos, on the south side of Front street.  Beef for the Mines.  Wilson 6c Perdue of Nelson have undertaken to supply the mines in the Slocan  country with beef for the winter, and to  that end shipped 28 head by the Nelson on  Tuesday. They will be driven from Kaslo  to the mines and slaughtered. .About -10  head in till will bo needed. Jack Kobertson takes 2 head for tho Young Dominion,  Jap King 8 for the Idaho, Jim Warder (5  for the Freddy Lee, T. F,. Jefferson -1 for  the Washington, li. II. Hughes -I for his  pack train. IL li. Atherton of: Watson -1,  H. W. Pitts of Three Porks 8, and Burke,  Garrison 6c Taylor -1 for the Blue Bird.  There is now about live feet of snow at  some of the mines, and the undertaking  will not bo an easy one.  Kasloites Want Their Town Incorporated.  After the 1st of January a canvass of  Kaslo will be made for the purpose of taking steps toward the incorporation of tho  town. The signature of one hundred resident British subjects is required before  such a petition will be considered by the  powers that be at A'ietoria. Although  Kaslo is ti populous place, no doubt it will  take some rustling to secure the required  number of names, a.s so many of the population are Americans, who, in the language  of the Vancouver papers, come here to  "steal" the rich resources of the country.  mentioned, shows broad and beautiful  avenues and streets. These thoroughfares,  which are deeded to the dear public in perpetuity, are marked on the land just tis  they show on the maps; but, oh horrors,  the stumps'are still allowed to show their  blackened and uninviting forms above the  ground, and at this time of year look most  hideous arising from the carpet of virgin  suoav which covers public street and $"_)(.)  lot alike.  HOTEL   PHAIR.  Until the opening of nnv gation in t.lio spring, the  Hotel Phair dining-room will he closed, (tuesl.s can procure meals at (ho Poodle Dog I'estauranl at.iit) cents per  meal. Rooms in the hotel can be had at. Ihe rate of,.l  for transients; special rates For rooms rented liy the week  or month. 1.    .. I'llAll . Proprietor.  Nelson, B.C., December 1st, 18!_.  jyCZEIRGia^^TS  AND  A large and complete slock of (he lending!  lines of  A Disbursement of $25,000 a Month.  The following is an incomplete list of  die mines working tmd the number of  men employed on development work in  the Kaslo tind Slocan districts for the  winter: I'Yeddv Lee I. men, Washington  12. (heat Western 0, Blue Bird 15, Young  Dominion -I. Recau (i, Best (3, Dardanelles  12, Northern Belie -I, Lucky Jim lo, Wellington S. Idaho S, Slocan .Boy (j, Mountain  Chief (i, Monte/.uina 8, Four Mile creek  claims Hi: total 150. This means a disbursement of over Si52"i,000 a month for  wages tmd supplies.  "Lardo."  C. XV. Busk is surveying the Nagle-  I.ivies townsite at the head of Kootenay  hike tind expects to have the job completed within two avcoIcs. The town will  be called Lardo, and the lots will be  placed tin sale as soon.-as the survey is  completed. Lardo will be the landing  l>oint for parties bound to the mines on  the Lardo and Duncan rivers, and will be  to those districts much the same as Kaslo  is to the Kaslo tind Slocan districts.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and.  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. O.  weries,  if  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  J.JL  (XOTAKY   I'fUUl'.)  Stone Block, KASLO.  ��.  Had to Quit.  The engineering party engaged in locating the line of the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard railway had to suspend work last  week because of the depth of snow. Only  a few miles remain Lo be located, and the  work can he completed early in the spring.  His Opportunity.  "By the way. Josiah," said Mrs. Chug-  wafer, "do you know your exact height?"  "I stand exactly six feet, Sainantha, in  a   pair of socks that  need darning most  awfully."   Beautiful Streets Disfigured.  That beautifully lithographed map of  Kaslo alluded Lo in last week's Tkii'.xk,  when   the subject of   a  new  wharf was  MINES  -AMI  RE_A-L EoT_A_TB  SOI.K  AGK.NT l-*OIt Tim  Town    of   Watson  The business centre for the Kasln-Sloean mines  .MA.v.ua.v(;  AfiKXT   '������on.   -  JL-A-JRODO,  Tliokeylo the great. Lardo and Duncan  liivcr (.'amps.  MERCHANTS -:- HOTEL.  THE BEST APPOINTED HOUSE  IN NELSON.  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.  T. .1. ItOADLKY.  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, Manasrep.  ast Vernon Street, Nelson.  VS\ (  'ILOT   _3_A_"_Z".   _3_ O.  e  KiHlT.  .Hill 01D .  DLESALE   _A_iSTX)   EETAIL.  _^^^__ia   _J1__  IJ\__0:r>TT  STJR.IElKI'X',  KASLO.  fey Ms, Boots, Shoes, Groceries, Hardware, Iron ani'  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES  BUY THE BEST  HIGH GRADE WATCHES,  Precious    Stones,  Silverware,   Clocks, and Tableware of  all  kinds kept in stock.  We Sell  Karr Pianos and Organs.  We Sell  Mason-Risch  Pianos.  We Sell  All kinds of Sewing Machines.  Al.VI'lIKW OUTIIIMI'"   .  (1.  I-*  HUT   .HOICK  UQl'OUS   KBIT   I.V   STOUIv.-  Corning &. Clements, Props.  REAL ESTATE  AND   MINES.  Commission  Merchants  and   Insurance  Agents.  ���    Desirable Kaslo Property on Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kaslo-Slocan Mining  Properties for Sale.  Assessment Work Done and Abstracts Furnished Outside Parties.    Conveyancing.  OFFICE   IDST   THE    STOHE    BTTILI3TIST"G"3   ZETZROZN"-!?   STEEET,   KA.SIO.  Lots can now be secured in this most desirable  portion of the city.Lots 50 by 125 feet for sale.  Corners $75;inside $50.Terms, One-Third down,  One-Third 6 months, One-Third 9 months,  Families wishing to build  re .done-en can obtain  Iiir>,..   lots  if desired,    A   line  stream   of   waler  on  the land, available  for household purpose..   Kor further pari ieulars apply   to  jbl. ^k-isriDEii^sojsr.  Stone's  -Building",  KASLO CITY.  General Agent,  I lock my wallet on 10th December. Buyers, get your agreements, quick, from B. H. LEE, Kaslo, or me. Success phenomenal.  Situation immense. Tinkle, Tinkle ! the silver-laden sleighs, along  Hector street, day in and day out. All kinds of business men wanted.  Final advertisement. G-  Mm SPROAT, Nelson,  Dealer in  Townsites.  ���_?K  M


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