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 East anu TJblest Kootenay
Have   Better Showings  for Mines than  any
other Sections on the Continent
of America.
Capital an6 Brains
Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage   in
the  Mining  Camps of East and
West  Kootenay.
.F.RST  YEAR.-NO. 4,
NELSON, BRITISH rCOLUMBIA, THURSDAY,   DECEMBER   15,  1802,
.'PRICE  TEN  CENTS.
WORKS THAT WILL KEEP MILLIONS
IN
CIRCULATION,     ONCE     THEY     ARE
COMPLETED    AND    IN    SUCCESSFUL    OPERATION.
Brief Description of the Buildings and
Plant of the Kootenay Lake Reduction
Company   at   Pilot   Bay.
To write the history of the incorporation now known as the Kootenay Luke
Keduction Company. giving it detailed account of their struggles and hardships endured while pioneering the Avay for the
coining thousands, would be, no doubt,
very interesting, and require much more
space than can be spared in one issue of
The Tinhusif. The old Blue Bell mine,
whose history is dramatic witli the scenes
of tin early civilization and tragic with
the voice of a. threatening war, is really
the nucleus around which the groat mining camps of A Vest Kootenay have been
budded, and whose Avondorful reserves of
ore caused the company to be formed who
;ire erecting the colossal smelting and re-
lining works tit Pilot Bay.
With the exception of railway connection, which it is not improbable will be
supplied within the next year or two, the
site selected for this immense reduction
plant is an admirable .one. The loealion
is on a neck of land between Pilot bay on
the east and the main lake on the west,
opposite the head of the west arm and
nearly oqui-distant_ between the north
and south ends of Kootenay lake. More
the company own 110 acres for smeller
site and other purposes. Their plant,
necessary buildings, etc., cover about one-
half of their land.
To make a thorough beginning, the first
act of the local manager. Dr. \Y. A. Hen-
■ dryx, after erecting temporary buildings
to shelter his men, Avas to construct the
largest wharf yet built on the lake. This
dock, in which are two slips conveniently
located for high or low water, has a total
length of 1)20 feet, extreme height .'3-1
feet. Over SOO.000 feet of timber and
upwards of eight tons of iron were used
in its construction. Steam appliances are
on hand  with which to unload ores, flux
fuel.
etc.
which
upper
will
floor
be
of
ing  material
dumped  into cars on  the
the clock.
As brains1 and experience are the important lac tors in successfully smelting
ores in this era of progression, every product that comes to a smeller is carefully
sampled and analyzed. Therefore the
lirst important adjunct is a sampling
Avorks. Situated in a convenient place in
the .group of. buildings comprising the
reduction works proper is the sampling
building. This structure is;really in two
■'parts, (iite 80x80 feet, the other 05x120
ieetdimensions, and having a total height
of eighty-five feet from lower floor to
peak of roof.> Here, as in all other buildings, is to be foil lid the latest improved
and most complete machinery yet tie-
signed and manufactured. Twin elevators run between the'sampling and
smelting buildings on which all materials
for 'either the sampler or water jacket
furnaces AvilTbe hoisted to any desired.
lloor or terrace./ From the sampler the
ores, such as silver and lead, go to the
roasting or calcining building, si/.e
.102x170 ■feet, which contains four of the
latest improved calciners, dosulphurizers,
etc.
The smelter building covers G5x!)8 feet
of ground and consists of two terraces,
the ii])|.er one being where charges are
mixed and fed into the water jactxet furnaces, and the lower where the base bullion aud shig is drawn off titter the process of separating the valuable metals
from the dross is complete..
The base bullion produced by smelting
consists of lead, which contains the goal
and silver. To'separate these metals a refinery i.s necessary. Smelting works in
the United States, no matter how extensive, except in two or three instances,
ship their lead bars or pigs to eastern re-
liners for separation, .ljiis will not be
the case with the Kootenay Lake Hedue-
tion Company, however. Their reiinory
building1 Kits' west of the wharf on the
shore line of the main lake and is 120x215
feet in si/.e. Here the manipulation of all
bullion will take place until each inetat is
chemically pure and ready for the
markets Of the world or for being
manufactured into the many products'
useful   for  mankind.
The fuil capacity of these works, When'
completed, will be about ZH) tons a day,
that is. three 80-ton water jackets. .Naturally the reduction of such a quantity of
ore," together with the fuel and reducing
agents employed, would create considerable smoke and dust. The fumes arising
from roasting or smelting furnaces is not
considered the healthiest materials that
could be inhaled, hence the providing of
dust chambers and high stacks are necessary. The dust chamber connected with
the' water jackets is 100 feet in length and
the stack vo feet in height. The second
stack, connecting Avith the roasters, calciners. etc., is 75 in height/ at the end of a
dust chamber 800 feet in length. This latter chimney is located on the top of a
knoll or hi'll. The tops of both these
stacks arc at such an ejevation that all
fumes are carried into the upper atmosphere, beyond the reach of any damage
to human lungs.
Every building and appliance necessary for the carrying on or a business of
such magnitude as this will soon be is
provided in the most substantial manner,
The boiler house, in which two large boilers are set, is 28x50 feet in si/,e. The machine    shop,   dimensions  24xlK   feet,   is
A Thief Alarm.
There are fortunes to be made in other
ways than by discovering deposits of
mineral in mountain fastnessos*and Nelson has a resident who has a," fortune
within his grasp, or we are no prophet.
"Joe" Stirsky, the jeweler, has invented a
thief alarm that is as'simple as tailing olT
a log and more efficient than a dozen
watch dogs. The little machine is made
of brass anil steel, and consists of a brass
bed piece about six inches long and two
inches wide. On the upper side of the
bodpieco fire two alarm beds with a small
hammer equi-distant between them; on
the inside is clock-work similar to that in
alarm clocks. On one end of the heelpiece arc two sharp steel prongs, about
two inches long; on the other end are
shorter prongs that work on a sliding bar
fastened to spiral springs. By placing
the sliding-biir prongs against a' door and
the other prongs on tiie floor, any attempt to open the door causes the sliding
bar to spring a trap lover, which detaches a dog which swings the hammer,
thereby causing the hammer to rapidly
strike both bells. The moment the j ires-
sure against the door is withdrawn the
spiral snrings force the sliding-bar prongs
upward and the trip lever again catches
the hammer and stops the alarm. The
movement is wound up like that in a
clock, and requires ten minutes to run
down. A patent has been applied for
both at Washington and Ottawa.
equipped with a. lathe, 21-inch swing, a
drill press, bolt and pipe cutter, power
grindstone, and any quantity of smaller
machinery. The blacksmith shop i.s 24x40
in size. The carpenter shop, 21x50 and
two stories in height, equipped with cutting ai:d ripping saws and all necessary
wood-working machinery.
The assay office and laboratory of any
kind of a metallurgical works is the Alpha and Omega. It is here the component parts of every material going into
the works is determined, aud where the
fineness and value of the product is ascertained. The building is built in the shape
of an " L," presenting two 50-foot fronts,
one wing being 20 feet wide and the other
30 feet, fit this structure is every appliance for making chemical determinations
of any element ever known to exist on,
'Under, or. above 'the earth, scales so delicate they Avill weigh a pencil mark on a
piece of paper, and bullion balances avith
a capacity of several hundred pounds,
furnaces for melting all kinds of bullion
in any quantity, for scorifying, etc.
All the buildings above described are
constructed of brick in the most substantial manner known to the art and skill of
the finest mechanics obtainable. In till
buildings to which it is necessary to attach machinery, or where they are un-
usually large, they are strengthened by
timbers and braces, making a solid fireproof structure. All brick used by the
company was manufactured by a modern
brick machine at their yards about one-
half mile northeast of the smelter site.
Here exists inexhaustible beds of as line
clay as can be found anywhere. The
capacity of the machine is 20,000 per day,
but at present it is only running on half
Lime. To carry on this branch of the
company's business the following frame
buildings are necessary: House for machinery. 25x50; two dry houses, 8(5x50,
and one 50x50.
Although there are two hotels owned
by private parties on the townsite. the
company have a. handsome 3-story frame
building for that purpose. The main portion is 30x05 feet: the north wing, 2-1x30;
northeast wing, (kitchen), 20x24. The
laundry and store-house covers tin area,
of 21x40 feet and the ice-house 14x20 feet.
One private dwelling house is 18x24, another 10x32, and sbiil another 18x24 with
ti wing 10 x32. Two other storehouses tire
necessary, both 10x32.
Lastly, we come to the office of the company, which is an imposing frame structure two stories in height with a 50-foot
frontage. It contains four largo office
rooms and two immense fire-proof vaults
on the lower floor, and live handsomely
furnished sleeping rooms for the office
employees on the upper floor.
It should also be mentioned that the
pump-house, from Avhich the Avater supply
for the entire plant, hotel, dAvellings, etc.,
is obtained, is situated on the dock. The
house is 1(5x10, double planked and calked
with oakum and Avill be grouted Avith
Portland cement, as the pumps are set at
four feet above low Avater mark. A goods
.'warehouse, 32x05, is also located on the
dock.
All the machinery for this immense
plant Avas furnished by the Chicago Iron
AVorks, Chicago, U.S.A. They also furnished the machinery for a 100-ton concentrator, which is noAvon the ground.
The frame for the building is completed,
but it has not been erected as yet.'
The buildings described in theforegoing,
or those that it is necessary, Avill be heated
with steam, nearly all the .-pipes being
placed in position for that purpose. ,
The Kootenay Lake Reduction Company is organized- tinder the laws of the
State of Connecticut, U.S.A., and duly
registered in British Columbia. Following, is the roster of officers:
Franklin Farrel, president, Ansonia,
Connecticut.
Wilber A. Hendryx, A-ice-president and
manager, Pilot Bay, B.C.
Edward N. Peck, secretary, New Haven,
Connecticut.
Arthur W. Jen'lcs, superintendent of
smelter, Pilot Bay, B.C.
Andrew B. Hendryx, treasurer, NeVilla ven. Connecticut.
E. If. Toiniinson. assistant treasurer.
Pilot Bay, B.C.
The construction ami operation of these
immense works will keep at least $1,000,-
000 actively employed ami will add wonderfully to the wealth and prosperity of
the Kootenay Lake country.
TAKING   PRELIMINARY   STEPS.
Canada. At no time this year was there
one-fourth of 200 tons of supplies,
purchased at Spokane, lying at Bonner's
Ferry awaiting shipment to the Slocan
mines—unless Hughes's pack train outfit
be counted as "supplies."
NEW   DENVER   NOTES.
December 3rd.—Bruce White of the Slocan Star was in town on business yester
day.
A mail was 'dispatched from here on
Sunday last, and up to Friday had got no
farther than Nakusp. Much inconvenience is.thus caused to not only business
men here, but to fill who have business
with the record office, and serious complications might thus easily arise. Only a
few days ago, Mr. Yates came hero from
Bonner's Ferry on account of papers with
reference to milling property not having
reached him after being four weeks on
the way.
The captain and engineer of thosteainer
AY. Hunter are the most accommodating
steamboatmeu in British Columbia. They
will fire up find run that boat tocithur
the head or the lower end of the lake at
any time.to suit the convenience of travelers.
Hill brothers, who are putting in a sawmill at the mouth of Wilson creek, three
miles ii)> the hike from New Denver, will
sell lumber at the prices now prevailing
at points on Kootenay hike. They expect
to do an immense business in  the spring.
December 8th.—"Major" A. S. Rood has
decided to become a citizen of the country in which lie lives, and hits taken out
the necessary papers. He aud his friends
celebrated the event according to the
rules and regulations laid down in Hoyle,
Hugh Alann's outfit of animals will lie
running on the Nakusp road by Janti.'iry
1st. Mr, Mann is now building a sleigh
road from Slocan lake to the Malum
mines on Four Alile, and expects to hind
500 or (500 tons of ore tit the steamboat
lauding at Nakusp before spring.
Boards of Trade  to   Be   Organized at Nelson
and Kaslo.
For once, the suggestions of the  local
press have   been   acted   on.    Hoards   of
trade are to bo organized at the two chief
towns on   Kootenay  lake.    An   informal
meeting was   held  at  Kaslo on Monday
night to take the necessary steps.'   S. II.
Green acted as chairman and R. H. Kemp
as secretary.    After considerable discussion,  the   secretary    was   instructed   to
notify all  those  whose names had been
handed him to attend a meeting at the
school-house on Saturday night next nt-;S
o'clock.    The names'of sixty-six business
men are already on the list.   The Nelson
preliminary ineeting Avas hold yesterday
afternoon,   and  was attended   by about
thirty business men.    G. A. Bigelow filled
the chair and John  Elliot acted  as secretary.    A committee of   five (J.  Fred.
Hume, AV. .7. Wilson, J. A. Gilker, W. F.
Teetzel, and John  Elliot) was appointed
to draft rules and by-laws for the organization and obtain the names of those who
Avished  to become members.   They will
report on AVednesday next, Avhen organization will be perfected by the election of
officers.
This action is taken none too early, for
all the influence that our people can
bring to bear A\"iII be needed this Avinter
to oiTset the influence of the element avIio
wish to keep the Kootenay Lake country
as a. preserve for the Canadian Pacific
railway. Here is an extract from the
Kamloops Sentinel of the 3rd instant, and
it goes to show that that powerful journal, printed as it is at the homo of Air.
Mara, our representative in the Dominion
house of commons, is still opposed to the
building of the Nelson <fc Fort Shoppard
railway. In referring to D. C. Corbin's
recent visit to A,rictoria it says:
"And Ave assert that it is entirely safe
to say that Victoria will  hn.A'o no more
chance to got the trade of  Kootenay lake
on completion of the Nelson & Port Shoppard railway than she does now, because
the cities that now supply that district
have to overcome the same obstacles that
Victoria would if she furnished those supplies now, and avIioii  the means of communication   arc   improved    for   Victoria
they are also improved in the same degree
for her rivals.    Of course, it is an absurdity upon its face.    If proof were wanted
that Spokane is now furnishing the bulk
of   the supplies  for  Kootenay lake,   we
would not htiA'e to go far to find it.    fn a
late Spokane paper a prominent) man, recently returned  from the British Columbia   towns,  says   to a reporter, 'At Bonner's Kerry I saw a carload of machinery
for the Pilot Bay smelter and 200 tons of
supplies-for the Slocan country that all
came from this city.'   The people of  Victoria will doubtless find that the object of
Air. Corbin's recent A'isit and affable talk
was for the'-purpose of securinga stronger
hold, through the Provincial government
and legislature and -.conciliation of Aric-
toria,  upon the   mines   and business   of
Kootenay lake, for the benefit of his already .wrongfully subsidized railway, and
for  the   enterprising   city   of   Spokane,
Avhich owns and  controls said railway.
The Sentinel, however,  does'not .believe
that the people of 'Victoria and the cqaSt
cities can be flattered by insincere representations of benefits to themselves into
granting favors to a foreign corporation,
that will certainly be used to their injury."
For tiie information of the Sentinel, it
can be stated   that machinery like that
used in the Pilot Bay smelter is not manufactured in Canada, and for every ton of
supplies purchased for the Slocan mines
in Spokane twenty tons are purchased ii
LOOKS' AS   IF   IT   WAS   CLOSED.
The
Two   Miles
Spokane   Froze    in   Within
of Bonner's Ferry.
The cold weather on Monday and Tuesday  nights probably settled  navigation
on   Kootenay river  for this winter.    In
coming down from the Kerry on Alonday,
the Nelson encountered skim ice from an
eighth   to half  an   inch thick,  and   her
officers felt certain that it would be impossible  to make another through  trip.
However, the boat loft Kaslo yesterday
morning to make the attempt, and up to
II o'clock last night had not been sighted
at. Bill four -on   her   return.     Yesterday
morning a'dispatch stating that the Spokane avms  froze  in  Avithin two mi.es of
Bonner's   Kerry avms received at Nelson.
She had a  full cargo of freight, part of
which  av«s a carload  of coal  oil  for J.
Fred. Hume &. Co.
Manager Troup of the navigation company is in Spokane and telegraphs general agent Christie that the company's
boats will be kept running on the Columbia, between North port and the mouth of
Kootenay river, as long as the Aveatlier
will permit—if possible, all winter. He
aiso gives notice to shippers in another
column that I2i cents a hundred will be
added to the present freight rates because
of the expense in making the transfer
from the boat to the Columbia Ac Kootenay railway—a wagon haul of about a.
mile. The raise is not much on merchandise, but it is too much on ore.
The freight at Revolsfoke is at the disposal of the consignees. If they want it
forwarded via the coast and the Northern
Pacific they should so notify the Canadian
Pacific people at A'ancouver. While it is
not printed as official, it i.s said that the
Canadian Pacific will make no charge for
hauling the goods from Rovelstoko over
its own line to the coast. There is quite
a lot of freight at Bonner's Kerry and
considerable hay and grain at Northport
awaiting transportation to Kootenay lake
points. No greater surprise will ever be
given transportation companies than will
be given those in this section if they
operate their lines all winter. The volume
of business will be immense, in its estimate of outward-bound freight likely to
be handled, The Triuuxk placed the'ore
tonnage at 3000 tons. Already that
amount has been increased by 500 tons,
the owners of the AVashington mine, in
Slocan district. ha.A'ing contracted for the
Avinter delivery of 500 tons of ore at Kaslo
THE   SCHEME   IS   PRACTICABLE.
Kootenay
Thousands of Acres of Land in
Valley to Be Reclaimed.
No "man that eversponta dollar in AYest
Kootenay district has received more ridicule and abuse than AAr. A. Baillio-Groh-
man, the promoter of the scheme to reclaim the overflowed land on Kootenay
river lying between the boundary line
and the head of Kootenay lake. He Avas
ridiculed because the scheme ay as looked
upon as impracticable and abused because
of his personality. But it seems that the
scheme is practicable after all, for one of
the best engineers in the province, George
A. Keefer of A^ictoria, stakes his professional reputation by advising the reclamation company to continue the dyking
work commenced this summer.' This summer a land ditcher was used in throwing.
up a dyke that when completed will reclaim 1200 acres, lying opposite Rykerf's
custom-house. Next spring a powerful
floating dredger Avill be added to the
plant, the machinery for which has already been ordered front a- firm in AVel-
laud, Ontario,'and a contract signed with
local parties for the hull. A large wood
barge will also be built this winter. A
steam tug i.s to be purchased, so that the
scows and barges can be more speedily
handled. The reclamation'Company has
a concession of over 35,000 acres of laud in
the valley,' provided they reclaim and
colonize it within a certain time. The
force that has boon at work was jut id off
last week and operations suspended until
•spring. Air. Keefer left Nelson for Victoria on Saturday.
Bettor Confine Itself to Sheep Creek District.
Now that Uncle Stun has established a
pos toff ice at Northport, the northern terminus of the 'Spokane <x Northern railway, -;md appointed the editor of The
News postmaster, that enterprising gentleman imagines that his town is already
the center of till the mining country within a radius of 500 miles. In the issue of
the 8th he says: " Wo would like a correspondent in every mining camp within a
radius of 500 miles of Northport, and will
do what is right by all who will act in
this 'capacity. We desire to make Tin*
Northport News the miner's paper, and
if the people will assist us we will succeed.
Wo do not care for grammar, punctuation, or spelling. Write the i\ews down
in any stylo and send it to us, It is our
business to see that it goes in the paper in
proper shape/]	
On Short Beei  Rations.
Owing to quarantine  regulations  that
were put in force to protect a few ca.;le
men  in Alberta, the towns on .Kootenay
hike are not over-supplied with fresh
beef. These regulations are simply absurd, for they permit intending settlors
to drive cattle intfi Canada from the
United States while they prohibit the
driving of beef cattle into a section of
country entirely isolated from the remainder of the Dominion; a section info
which cattle cannot be brought from any
portion of Canada for four months in the
year. Local dealers arc not permitted to
drive cattle across the line, and they can
not get them anyAvhere else from   this
time on until spring.   This week a firm
shipped a few head aboard the Nelson fit
a  point on  the Kootenay river south of
the boundary line, but were not allowed
to hind them on the arrival of the boat at
Kaslo.    They were taken back.    Another
lirm went over into the Kettle river country, in  the hope of getting a supply on
Oa.iadian  territory, but the supply was
not to bo had.    However, they purchased
fifty head on the American side, and arc-
holding them  at Simpson's ranch  below
Kettle Falls, where they will  be slaughtered and  shipped  to Nelson as needed.
Beef cattle are cheap and- abundant on
the American side, and there is no good
reason why our local butchers should not
be allowed to bring them in and slaughter
them at home! '    '
A FEW FACTS FROM NEW DENVER
WHICH    SHOW    THE     IMPORTANCE,    OF
SLOCAN    DISTRICT    AS    A    MINING   COUNTRY.
BOOMING-   A   TOWNSITE.
A Host of Excursionists Take a Look at
Lardo.
Quite an excursion to the new townsite
of Lardo, at the north end of Kootenay
lake, took place on Sunday last. The
steamer Ainsworth left the dock at Kaslo
at 10:30 a.m., having on board about 120
persons. Every city, town, and camp of
the entire lake country Avas represented,
and "the utmost good humor prevailed
among the passengers, and the run up and
back was made without an accident to
mar the pleasure of the .journey. AVhen
the boat landed at Lardo, ".judge" Wilson, C. W. Busk. "Jerry" Nagle, and several other well-known old-timers were on
the shore ready to greet the A'isilors. As
everyone appeared to be on business,
there was no delay in inspecting the
townsite. Guided by AJessrs. Betallack
and Busk every feature of the future
metropolis was pointed out. Expressions
of admiration of the beauty of the location wore frequently hoard on every side.
The crowd traversed all the principal
streets and inspected the now; trail now
nearly completed from the townsite to
the government trail up Lardo river.
The situation of Lardo everyone acknowledged was a beautiful one. That it
was the key to the great Lardo-Duncau
mining country' no one could deny.
Da vies creek, quite a body of Avater, Hows
through the southern portion of the silo.
As this stream deconds from its source
high up in the mountains it forms several
magnificent cascades just back of the
townsite, averaging
making a splendid
whatever purpose it
the future.
So anxious Avcre the excursionists to secure their choice of lots that on the return trip Air. Retallack was importuned
to sell a number of lots at auction. Consequently, the dining-room of the steamer
was turned into a trading mart, and
sixty-two lots changed hands tit prices
ranging from $75 to $325, the highest
figure being bid by S. II. Green, for outside parties, it is understood. Ahiny of
the lake merchants and hotel men secured
lots on which to erect buildings for their
particular business. Since the return of
the excursion, between 80 and 00 lots
haA'o been sold and the demand increases.
The townsite people have quite a force
at work clearing and.completing the trail.
A frame and a log.-building-have been
erected, and if lumber can be obtained it
is 'expected that several, business houses,
Avill be completed ready for the spring inrush. ■	
BONNER'S FERRY PARAGRAPHS.
ti 200-foot fall,
water power for
may. be.needed in
■ Bonner's Ferry Herald, 10th: The case
against the Airs. AlcTaggert opium .smugglers was dismissed for Avant of evidence.
The damage case against the steamer.
Nelson came up in judge Hoban's court
last Wednesday evening. Williams Brothers were given judgment in the full
amount asked —$300. The navigation,
company  will, appeal  the case.
The steamer Spokane has made her last
trip for.the. season.' The reason given out
is that the boat needs repairs. Wo hoar
it surmised, however, that the boat has
been sold to the company that owns the
Nelson. There is till the business here
that it could handle.
While a number of men were talking
over the projected winter road to Kootenay hike in C. H. Raymond's liquor store
hist night, someone proposed to start a
subscription to see what could be done.
One hundred find fifty dollars was subscribed on the spot. A mass mooting will
behold tonight in judge Ilobnn's office lo
consider the proposition further and to
raise the necessary funds.
George Johnson, a special oflioer in the
service of the Canadian customs department, is spending a few days in the city.
Air. Johnson has been attending to official
duties on Kootenay hike and river the
past season, but has lately been on a visit
to his home in Alanitoba. The
officers at this port think very
this Canadian officer.
The amount of business done at Bonner's Ferry station exceeds that of any
other point on the Groat Northern between Spokane and Great Falls. The
ticket stiles for November were, in round
numbers, $2,300: freight business, $'11,000;
express and telegraph, $000; total, $14,-
000. Agent Shevalear anticipates a great
increase of business in the spring. In
this he is not likely to be disappointed, as
the rush to British Columbia mining
camps next spring promises 'to be something immense.
According to a survey recently made,
that part of Bonner's Ferry known its
"Fryfown" has been definitely located as
being on a railroad section, and Northern
Pacific people are now valuing the lots
and improvements,
American
highly of
Nearly a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Cash
■    Already    Paid    for    Claims Assessment
Work Done  on  One Hundred and Twenty
Locations.   , .,
Although less than a year has elapsed
since the first transfer of mining property
in Slocan district Avas placed on record,  -
$200,931 in cold-ea.shvh.avc been'paid for*--
mineral   claims   situate   in   the  district.
This s]icaks Avell for the cam]), for it i.s
doubtful  if as good a showing was eA'er
made  in   another   district   in   America.
There arc now 750 locations on.record in
the mining recorder's office-at New Denver.    The assessment avoi-Ic  required   by
law has been performed on 120 of the lo-
Ciitions,   only   tAvenfy-five  claims   being
abandoned so far.   The record books also
show  that 300 bills of sale, agreements,
and  contracts lniA-e been recorded,  and
that   $554,500 is still  due  on   sales   and
bonds.     The following   claims   haA'e   recently been located:
NoA-embcr 25th — Argenta and Rico .
Fraction, both by D. S. Jones.
December 1st.—Newton, by P. S. Hughes.
The first certificate of improvement was
recorded last week. The claim is the
Payne—the first claim located in tbe district—and is in faA'or of S. S. Bailey,
Scoct AIcDonald, \Y. L. Ffoge, and A. AY.
AlcCune. Certificates of improvement were
also issued to S. lS. Baiiey for the Mountain Chief, Aliiid of Erin,"and Two Jacks,
throe claims adjoining the Payne.
The AYondorful group, consisting of the
Wonderful. Springfield, Sampson, and Co-
lubiis locations, have been bonded by Patrick Chirk from N. E. La a*. AY. S. Jones,
and E. S. Aliller for $30,000,"$3000 cash. . It
i.s reported that ii rich strike has been
made in the lower tunnel on the Blue
Bird. Advices from Spokane are in effect
that the sale of the Freddy Leo was completed in that city on Saturday. AY. E.
Childs, its foreman, has gone up to begin ■
work on the Alamo. Avhich was recently
bonded to Spokane parties for $40,000.-
Mining  Notes.
The only news of importance from Trail
Creek district is that the I X L continues
to turn out some of the finest specimens
of gold ore over seen in British Columbia,
and the burning of the cook-house at the
Lo Hoi mine.
D. P. Kane, Gus Hallen, and Miko Ku-
viine have bonded to C. T. Porter of Spokane the Lucky Boy, Carriboo. and Alonto
Carlo, claims at the head of Jackson
crook, Kaslo district, for one year. The
consideration is $27,000. Work on the
ground will not be commenced till spring.
The Freddy Lee.stile was completed tit
Spokane last week. It is said that'all-the
parties interested "liquored up."
This  item  is  not given  as a. fact:   A
-diamond drill, shipped   from  Ottawa,   is
now on the Ava'vvin   for  the AArelliugton
mine, in Kaslo district.
Thomas Johnson is; at Ainsworth anil
has secured all the claims that lie between
those purchased by him from Dan Clark
and others and. the mouth of his projected
tunnel. He means business, as machinery
is now on the way in from Seattle. The
tunnel will cut several ledges that crop
out on the surface, provided the ledges go
down.
^'I'lore is the latest regarding the Silver
King sale: ''Spokane, December 0th.—
Notwithstanding the unbelief of Tim
Nki.sox Tmm.'xk, the Silver King., deal
has gone through. .'"The papers arc till
signed, .and certain banking 'formalities
only remain to bo carried out before the
money i.s paid over. This is on the best
of authority."
The owners of the 'Washington mine, in
Slocan district, have contracted with E.
E. Hughes for hiiuIing5(K) tons of ore from
the mine to Kaslo this Winter. On Friday
last Air. Hughes brought in thirty-seven
head of horses and mules for his freighting outfit. He has now over 100 animals
in all'on the route between the mines find
Kaslo.
Ed Stewart, who came down from-New
Denver last. week, reports that Seattle
parties have acquired the Queen Boss, a
claim near the Idaho, in Slocan district.
Alen were at once put to work.
It is safe to say that 00 per cent of the
capital 'invested in mines and prospects
in the mining camps in southern .Kootenay is American. Yet. there is an element in Canada that, while not willing to
invest a dollar themselves, would shut
out Americans ill together.
Quit the Game Too Early.
Had judge Bond of Seattle, who held
options and made purchases of a number
of' Slocan claims last winter, employed a
few prospectors instead of mining experts his career in this country would not
have (Midcd in such a ridiculous manner.
One of his claims, the Seattle, was relocated on November 15th by Dan AIcDonald. .Martin Alaurer, and David Black.
They found galena find carbonates on the
ground before the old location expired
and waited patiently until they could
legally take if. Now they have a 2-loot
vein, and get assays running from 200 to
500 ounces silver per ton. Alike Kooley
also relocated one of the Bond claims in
October and values it at not one cent less
than $10,000. The vein is nine foot in
width, and lit; litis had assays from it
ranging from S0O to 000 ounces.
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■jjt'vt: GhOXilD  THE  TRIBUTE:   NELSON, B. 0.,. THURSDAY,  DECEMBER  15,  1892.  200 Lots Will "be Sold  Locally  After Sunday, 11th Inst.  At  $120 Corners, and  $75 Inside.  TERMS, One-Third  Cash, Balance in 3 and  6 Months.  SILTEE  XjE-A.13  (The Nagle-Davics Crown Grant.)  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan  5 _po.  Ihe Head of Navigation at the North End of Kootenay Lake.  The Terminus of the Government Trail  The Only Flat Land Not Subject to Overflow and the Only Harbor at the North End of Kootenay Lake.  T8r�����fc 1 -TB  ^K SB " ���  "  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  Tiriv TKIBCXK  is published on  Thursdays, by John  ���'--Houston & Co.. find will  bo mailed  to. Kubscrihers  "on payment of O.vi: Doi.l.Ait a year.   .\<i subscription  taken"for less than a year.  .'J'lJiUljJ.AIi ADVKIlTI.SKMKXTS printed, at the following rules: One inch, ��.'!(> a year; two inehes,  :3(>!) a. year; throe inches SSI a year; four inches.  ��nii a year; live inches. $103 a year; six inches and  "over, at the rate of SI.SO an inch per month.  THANKIKNT ADVKIiTI.SI'J.MKXT.S i() cents a line for  lir.st insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.    H rtb,  marriage, and death   notices Tree.  UH.'.AI, Olt RKADINC MA'ITKIt NOTlCICS 31) cents a  line each insertion.  JOB I'llIXTIXU at fair rates. AM accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst. of  even" month; subscription, in advance.  A HltAXOir OFFICK with Mr. It. II. Kemp in charge,  is established at ICaslo. Mr. lCeinp is authorized to  receipt for subscriptions and contract for advertisements. ,.  AI)I.'iI!K.SS all communications to  TI1K Till MUXK, Nelson, II. C.  Managing  Agent,  These first 200 lots  and streets will be  cleared free of cost,  after which prices  will be advanced to  indemnify vendors for  cost of clearing and  other, improvements.  partnership' notices.  TITK CN'DKIt.SIGN'ICD. doing business as blacksmiths  under the linn name of Harvey Si ICccfor. havo dissolved copartnership   from   and   after  the. date  given  below.    AH accounts duo the firm are payable to George  11. Keefer, who will settle all tirm debts.  .1. A.  HAHVKV,  GICOKGK II. ICKKFKR.  .   Dated at Xelson, li. C. the 21th day of October, ISiVi.  THK   i;xi")KKSIGXKI) have formed a copartnership,  under the linn  name of John   Houston  & Co.,  to  ���i- n���� <i  i'/iiini..il   ,,, ili!:..l.:...��  ... -i  - --:    . ���        '      wiv. linn  ii,line ui .jouii   Houston  & Co.,  to  carry on a general publishing and printing busvness, also  buying and .selling real estate and mineral claims on  commission, at Xelson, IJritish Columbia.  \V. .1. MACKAV.  C. V, DARK.  JOHN HOUSTON.  Hated at XTelson, November 1st, lSltt.  FOR   SALE.  AMI-FOOT  improved" lot on   Kast  Baker street, Xelson.    Price   S'liOO;   half   cash,   balance   in   six  and  twelvemonths.   Apply to John Houston & Co., Xelson.  A 50-FOOT unimproved lot on Kast Baker street. Xul-  son.    Price ��:tfO(J; half cash,  balance in  three, six  and nine months.   Apply to John Houston ���it Co., Nolsoi1.  1 (~\C\  I.OT.S in the Bigclow addition lo Xow Denver.  XWW Prices from ��;">().to S-ftO: half cash, balance in  six and twelve months. .Apply to John Houston it Co..  Xelson.  can bouf.' cuttle wore allowofl  to bo crossed  into the Kootenay Lake country "without  remaining;   in   quarantine    the   required  time, for there is no dtinger of any of the  cattle   being- driven   into   neighborhoods  where other cattle tjra/.e.    Local butchers  are unable to hold  enough cattle in the  country  to  supply  the  winter   demand,  cind   are, ..from .force   of    circumstances.,  compelled   to   cross   the    line   aud   purchase American  cattle;   and   if   the  Dominion    government     does     not     wish  the    people    in     the    Jvooteiuiy    Lake  country   to   live   on   short    rations,   the  quarantine   regulations   should   be   suspended, at the two ports oi' entry in the  lake country,   until   the   resumption   of  navigation in the spring.    IWr. Mara, "will  you see to it that our wants tire attended  to promptly?   Lx discussing annexation, a paper  printed in I'Yench at Montreal says  "' the   current   i.s   too   strong   to   resist  ANK OF  British Columbia  (Incorporated by I loyal Charter. 18(fc!.)  Capital (paid up) ��600,000     . ���     $3,000,000  '(With   power to increase.)  Stone   Block,   KASLO,   B. C,  Reserve Fund   -   ��220,000  $1,100,000  much'longer.  FOB   RENT.  CfcP; A MOXTIf���Log cabin on Kast Baker street. X'cl  ���P^", son.   Apply to John Houston & Co.. Xelson.  d'lf) A MONTH���Story and a half house on Josephine  tP-Lv-' struct, Xelson. Apply to John Houston & Co..  Xelson.  'C&'l'r) A MOXTH���Oilices in Houston block, corner  tP-*-,i>' ilaker'and Josephine streets, Nelson. Apply  to John Houston it Co., Xelson.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  T\ LaHAIj'.'"31.1).���Physician and Surgeon. Rooms :i  ~.'   and   I .Houston  block. Xelson.    Telephone  I-.  "DAXIjAI.L 11. KKjM'I'. JI.K.��� Kxainines and reports  -*-" on mines and prospects. Twenty years'continuous  experience. Independent of any mine or works. Xot interested in the buying or selling.of mines or prospects.  Kaslo, H.C.  NOTICES.  "IVJOTICI'i is hereby given that the power of attorney  J-^    made by James It. llobertso'  "'    "    ter Jlalv has"been revoked  her, ISili.  ... _n in favor of K. Forres-  Victoria, .H.C., ii\\{\ X'ovein-  POR   SALE���SEWING   MACHINE.  4*4.0 wrl''-' I'ljHCHAHK a brand now singer sewing  t+-'^tv-' machine with all latest attachments. Cost��55.-  Apply at Thiijlwe otlice.  APPLICATION   FOR   HOTEL   LICENSE.  TVrOTICK is hereby given that the undersigned inlend  -*-' lo 'apply before the government agent at Xelson for  a license for a hotel at Hear Lake City, West ICootenav  district. W. J. SIMI'.SOX.        '  GO KM AX WKST.  Bear Lake City. Pec. 1st, 18U2.  Sophistry and sentinien  ttil  appeals "will   not   always   triumph  " over reason and the material interests  "of   the   country."    AVhile unwilling to  advocate it openly,  there tire thousands  of    English-speaking    farmers   and   mechanics in  Ontario   and   Manitoba   "who  agree  with   the   Montreal   paper.    They  are  not  lacking in  any of the qualities  that go  to  make   up   the   good   citizen,  either; but they daily see that their material   interests are  suffering under  the  present form of government and have no  confidence whatever in   cither : independence or imperial  federation.   The iirsfc  they practically have, and by experience  kiunv that the expense of government is  out of all proportion''to population, and  will so continue, as, for some reason, the  salaries of officials are never lowered and  no one,  as yet,  has  ever read  a   party  platform ���wherein pledges are made to cut  down the number of  officials  who draw  salaries- for   attending   to   public   business.    The second is. ad voctited   by   the  sentimental .few   who   cannot   see   that  the    ties    that    bound    the    first    settlers In'Canada to the mother country are  almost severed, and that new ties of the  same kind���that of blood���are daily being  formed  with   the   United   States.    Independence would be hailed with delight by  every   Canadian,    were   it   not   for   the  knowledge that it would  surely  lead to  national  bankruptcy.  /���X'elson, B.C.. Victoria, H.C,  Vancouver, B.C., Xanaimo, B.C..  FlPrWPilPS-        Sow Wesl minster, B.C.. Iviimloops.Ji.C.  San Francisco, Cala., Portland, Ore.,  Seattle,  Wash.,  Tacoma,  Wash.  iriOAI)   OFFICK:   (10   Lombard street,   LONDON',  Kng.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA���Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches.  Commercial Bank of Manitoba; and  Bank of Xova Scotia.  (jXiTKII STAT.KS-Agenls Bank -Montreal, Xciv York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  Interest, at the rate of 1  per cent per annum will  be  allowed on all  time deposits at present.  In what is locally known as "Pour Mile," on Slocan lake, are some of the prospective  great mines of Slocan district. The Alpha group, the Beid & 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 Four Mile creek is a splendid site for reduction works, where, if erected, a  smelter would be within easy distance of all the mines in Slocan district. The owners of the  land at the mouth of the creek have had a part of it surveyed for a townsite, and as an  inducement for the erection of reduction works will place in trust, as a bonus, one-half of all  sums received from the sale of lots up to $50,000. Smelting men, looking for eligible sites  for reduction works, should investigate this proposition. For further particulars address  JOHN HOUSTON & CO., agents for the townsite owners,.Nelson, B. C.  (Notary  Public)  AND  im  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT           KUl'ltKSK.NTIXG    The Confederation Life Association,  ThePlKunix Fire Insurance Company,  The Provident Fund Accident Company;  Also.  The Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  is within a few (2 to 18).miles of every mine and  prospect in the great Slocan district, a district in  which are located such producing mines as the  Freddy Lee,- Idaho, Washingten, Blue Bird, and  Mountain Wonder, and such prospective bonanzas as the Slocan Star, Dardanelles, Lucky Jim, Bonanza King, Payne, and half a hundred  others.   It is a splendid site, at the mouth of Carpenter creek on the shore of Slocan lake,  where the depth of snow is not more than it is at Nelson, seldom exceeding 18 inches.   Practically New Denver is as close to the mines in Slocan district as Nelson is to the mines in  Toad Mountain district, and it is bound co be the supply point for the district.   Adjoining  New Denver on the north is the Bigelow addition, the lots of, which are less than 500 yards  from the postofiice.   The only harbor at New Denver is in front of this addition, at the foot  of Wardner street, where a wharf will be built early in the spring.   The lots are 25x115,  fronting on 70-foot streets.  All the odd-numbered lots in blocks 2, 3, 5,'65, 7, and 8 are now offered for sale without reserve at $50 for insides and $75 for corners, and those in blocks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,  15, and 16 at $25 for insides and $35 for corners. Terms: half cash; balance in nine  months.    Apply to or address JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson, B. C.  G.  W  I'tiCltAKDSO.V,  X'elson.  .1. Ukai.ky,  ICaslo.  iMARBSOIf IJEALEY  REAL ESTATE  Tiri/ItSDAV MORNING DKCKMBKB  lo. US!):.'  REGULATIONS    THAT    SHOULD    BE   MODIFIED   FOR   A   TIME.  The Dominion tfoveriimuiit requires that  all cut/Liu,  except Uio.se belonging  to  intending   settlers,    remain   in   quarantine  ninety days before crossing the international boundary line.    TJiis is done in tlie  interest   of  the stock-raisers  of Alberta  and   this  Province,   who   want   to  retain  control   of   the  home  market   for  themselves', and not to prevent the spread of  contagious diseases, as they would make  the public believe.    For if it was to prevent   the .spread   of    disease,   why    are  cattle belonging to intending settlers permitted to cross the  line without remaining' in  quarantine?   The  enforcement of  the regulations works no great hardship  on   the  people  of  the   Territories or  on  those of this Province who are near lines  of    transportation    operated    tJie    year  round; but tJieir enforcement does work  a  great  hardship   on  tlie   people of tJie  Kootenay Lake country,   a   section   isolated from the remainder of the Dominion  for four months each year because of  the unwillingness of the Canadian Pacific  people   to  eitJier extend   their  own railway within our borders or allow others  to  give  u^  railway  connections.    If  the  regulations were put in force  to prevent  the spread of contagious diseases,  their  spirit would not Jbe broken even iJ'Ameri-  Thi<: Tkmjuxk i.s in receipt-of a letter  from Pilot Bay which criticises the  smelter . management for reducing the  hours and pay of employees. As tlie  writer was unwilling to see Jii.s name in  print, the letter cannot be printed, Thk  Tuiuuxk printing no communications unless over the name of the writer.  The English Way.  The   English   do   not   keep   their   condemned   murderers on   public   show   for  two or three years as we are accustomed  to doing.    It is barely six  months since  Dr.   Xeill   Cream,   the  poisoner,   was  arrested, yet in   hat time he has been tried,  convicted,   sentenced, and    hanged.     lie  was  given  no opportunity  to   pose as a  hero in interviews,  nor was his execution  turned into a  raree-show for the sheriff's  friends.    Whatever may be the hardships  to newspapers that yearn lo exploit crime,  we think  the English method of dealing  with criminals is far better than ours and  worthy of adoption.    If introduced   here  its  first effect would  be  to lessen crime,  for  the   breath   in   the   nostrils   of    the  Americal criminal is notoriety.    Deprive  Jiiin of that and you rob him of the dearest possession.   Rust Destroys Faster Than Use.  The millionaire Michigan lumberman  who has retired from business at (57 to enjoy life will probably not be able to carry  .out his plans. It is the vice of American  business life that nearly every man under  00 years devotes himself so exclusively to  getting wealth that he has no leisure to  cultivate  any   taste   for   reading, art, or  ...x^r^o^B.q.���__ FINANCIAL^:- AGENTS  LOTS FOR SALE IN  $10,000  TO  LOAN  ON REAL ESTATE  SECURITY.  ADDITION  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings Greeted.   The best residential  property in Xelson.    Value sure to inerease.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   '-:  Mining  and   Real   Estate   Broker. Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent for X'elson  and   West  ICoolenav District, or to  IX'X'IW& RICHARDS, Vancouver, H.C.  Lot��    can  s i r able  W. J.   WILSON.  \V.  I'KKDfE.  now  portion  feet  for  sale,  Terms,  One-Third down,  One-Thi rd 9 months,  s e cur e d  the c i ty  i n  thi s most  Lots �� 0 by.  der.  125  Corners  $75;  inside  $50.  One-Thi rd 6 months,  families wishing to build residences can obtain larger lots if desired.   A   lino  stream .of  waier on the land,  available for household purposes.   For I'nrMii'r particulars apply   lo  Stone's  Building-,   KASLO  CITY.  '9  (NOTAHV   I'UIIUi;.)  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and  steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  or landing in   the   ICootenay  l.ako country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  General Agent.  Stone Block, KASLO.  MINES  AND  REAL ESTATE  SOr.K AflK.VT |.-()|( TIIK  Town    of   Watson  The business centre for the ICaslo-Slocan mines  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREET, NELSON,      -       -      ���  Carry full lines of all kinds of  Kurnilure for residences, hotels,  and  ollices.   Mattresses made to  order, and at prices lower than  eastern and coast manufacturers.  T1IICV  AltK ALSO AHK.NTS  KOIi  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs  OFFICE, Victoria, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS   OF  .  Dynamite,  SAFETY FUSE DETONATORS.  Branch Office and Magazine  at NELSON.  WORKS, Nanaimo, B.C.  Blasting and Sporting Powder.  WIIOIjKS.AI.K   D10AI.KHS    IX    ELECTRIC BLASTING APPARATUS.  G. C. TUNSTALL, Jr.,  Nelson Agrent.  \3MSr,;  li.&j.  us  athletics. Tims when lie retires, ns tl..  okl lumberman 1ms done, he is bored be  yond eiKliinince beeituse he has no resources with which to kill time. The  richer he is, ns n rule, the more wholly his  time has been devoted to the"|)ilin# up of  the almighty dollar; hence the more hopelessly at sea he finds himself when he suddenly drops out of that business routine  whicJi lists become second nature by the  habit of years.  MANAOrNt;    AfiKNT     l'OI{  The key to the (,'i'cut Lardo and Duncan I'iver Camps.  West Kootenay Electoral District.  A Court of Revision and Appeal, under Ihe "Assessment Act l.SKS," and nmondmcnls, 'vill he held at the  Court House, Xelson, on Saturday, the .'(Isl day of lie-  cemher, IK!*'-', til. the hour of 10 in tin! forenoon.  X. KITOSTUMIIH,  .IiiflKe of the Court of Itevision aud Appeal.  JN'olson, December (if h, lXltt.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  iifeMii  "TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  Toronto, Ontario,  MAM.'KACTL'JtKHS OK  FIRE-PROOF  BURGLAR-PROOF  ,r.  The company's A1 passenger and froijflit steamer  W. HUNTER  A. RSTAimOOIC M|wlur  ���:ANIJ   VAULT  DOORS,  Wlte',11'!! ";l,w 1,I"n>;i,l''! w'"l��i- HCiwoii from  New Denver to I he head and the lower end of Slocan  like. At the head of the lake passengers can lake the  trail tor iNiikiisp, on the Columbia river, ai miles distant ���  ami at the ower end pack anrl saddle animals can always  beobla.ned to convey freight and passengers to Sloe',,  Crosslin;, on the Columbia & Kootenay railway ��> milcH  disljiiit. For rates apply on board. * ""vuj, j-nines  Novoiiilwr lfll.li, l)j>r>. W. C. McKINNON, Soc'y.  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  haWaj,'e   transferred  to and   from (he  railway depot aud steamboat landing.   Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   .Stove  wood for Kalu.  WIUH>\>! & WIUilAMSON I'UOI'KIKTOUS  FRED. J. SQUIRE,  1 [T\eret)ar)k  0<alJUJ , BAKER  STREET  NELSON,  HAS O.V  W.SI'f.AY A   KUI.I,  HANilK OK  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Tweeds and Serges.  .���'AM,  AND  WTNTKU GOODS  NOW O.V   1|AN,J.;  FIRipES TO SXTIT TUE TIMES  RANK OFliSloMIBlT.^  WOTICE.  ���,H'B Y.- Ir��'i'' I'hh been appointed acting agent of  of lb; Hanks Hrancli at Nelson, vim Ii. Forrestcr I>< Iv  who is no longer in tbe Hank's service. ",LMU "0.  Victoria, ||. C, November.���,, J8J��M" V"   Manager.  �� THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY,  DECEMBER   lo,  1892,  3  READY   TO   KILL   FOR   A   DRINK.  AGENT   FOR  all paid  ;flpiini,     up,   -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  .Sir DONALD A.   SMITH   Hon.  OKO.  A.   DKCMMOND   10. S. CI.OUSTON    President   Vice-President.  .General Manager  ' 3STEH.S03Sr   BEANCH  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        UKANCIIKS   IN        LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and in I be principal cities in Canada.  liny and  sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  l.'UA.XT CO.M.MKI'CIAI. AN!' TKA VI'.I.I.I'I'S' C'UKDI'I'S.  available in any part, of the world.  IHCAKTSj  IsSSl*!-*!)*  COI.I.IXTIO.N.S  M.\1)K:  IVI'U.  was not. Its presence cast an awe upon  everybody. Some of the men returned  Lo bed, and others leathered in groups and  talked in whispers until daylight came.  There were lifty men who went up in a  erowd to Satan's shanty.  They found him fully dressed and seated  in the door, a"iid he had been dead for  hours. Perhaps you expected that, but  let nio tell you his eyes were wide* open,  his vision seemed to have returned, and  he was looking across to Top Notch trail  just as a living man woiild���aye, looking  and looking, and his face had softened  and a smile had crept over it and been  held there by the fingers of death.  "It was the spirit of his mother," Avliis-  j>ored the men, as they looked into the  face of the dead man, and so -we have  ever believoiL   Annexation Sentiment in Canada.  Chicago  large  Tribune.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  It ATE OF INTEREST (at present) FOUR IVrCent.  A   MIDNIGHT   SHADOW.  November  30th:    A  held at Montreal on  a joint debate on the  Canada.   Arguments  made in   favor of imperial i'odera-  for the continuance of the present  Woii'd Story About a Blind  and  Demoralized  California Miner.  Vou couldn't stou.a man  from staking  out a claim if the ground was not already  covered, and so. though  none of us liked  the looks of this new chap who came in  on us tit Strawberry ilill.  we could not  gainsay his staking out and pulling up a  rude shanty.     We soon   discovered   that  his looks (lid not belie liiin.    You'd expect  to li tit 1 some  bad  men in  the mines, but  '   this    man,    whom    we   soon   nicknamed  "Satan."   was worse  than   any dozen of  them put together..  The way that he would curse Cod and  man was something awful to hear, and  -we sometimes wondered why the wrath  of heaven was not visited upon him. We  ostracized and outlawed him, but he  would not go.away. Only the fear that  we would string him up kept him from  doing murder, for he had a temper like a  wild beast.  One day after dinner, and after a spell  at cursing and reviling, he went down  into his claim and lived a blast1 that  blinded him forever. Then he became  worse than before. His cursing and raving became so constant that we built hiin  a shanty on the rocks half a mile away  and led him into it. Three times a day a  man was sent up with his meals, and this  "'continued for weeks and weeks. For a  long time there was no change in his  health .or disposition';- Then he began to  grow thin and wan and to cease cursing,  and.one evening he asked of the man who  brought his meals:  ���'.Jim,   is  thar a   trail  leading up here  fr.oin etinij)?"  "No." was tlie reply.  .''Ii anybody was comin' down the trail  from To]) Notch how would they hit me?"  -'Why. strike across about forty rods  above camp,"  '���And the door faces that way?"  "Ves."  "Mow's the nights npw, .Jim?"  "Full moon and bright as day."  That was about all that was said,'but 1  wish to tell you here that when Satan  was blinded lii.s eyelids were closed fast,  lie could never open them after tliafcox**  cept he used his fingers. There was an  injury to the muscles controlling them as  well as to his vision. Day and night were  alike to him.  On that very night, about half an hour  a ft or inidiiijrhi '���. a prowling wolf disturbed  our en nip and routed out three or four  men. They were driving the beast away  when they looked up and saw a shadow  on the Top Notch trail, it was as light  as day, and there was no question in their  minds, it was .a--queer shadow.- it had  the shape of a little old woman, bentover  with age. aud it floated about in an uncertain way. The three or four men  passed from tent to tent and before long  sixty or seventy of us were out and had  our eyes fastened on the queer thing. By  and by it floated over the rocks anil  shrubs towards Satan's shanty, and every  man of us followed it to the door and beyond with his eyes.  "It's a woman���an old woman!" whispered a score of men.  "But what c;in a woman be doing here?"  One or two suggested that somebody go  up to the shanty, but no one volunteered.  There was something so queer and uncanny that nobody felt like making closer  investigation. It was perhaps ten minutes after the figure entered the shanty  before it reappeared, it passed over the  same ground in the same peculiar way,  and as it reached the trail it halted for a  moment, as if looking back. Our eyes  followed it upthe plain, broad trail until  it grew fainter and finally dissolved.  "What did it look Mice to you?" asked  f)iie inaii of'anpthja'. '  "A little old woman, bent and feeble,"  Was the reply,  All had seen alike. You may ask why  someone didn't pursue. No man had ever  soon a live woman on that trail, or e.\-  jlooted lo.   This was a woman, and yet it  meeting  was  31oniiay to listen to  political   future of  were  tion.  system,  of Canadian  independence,  and  of annexation  to  the United  States.    It  was difficult for the advocate of annexation to get a hearing owing to the presence  of  a  number   of   members   of   the  volunteer   corps    and    college   students  whose patriotism was so profound that it  would  not permit them  to listen to the  statement of   the  advantages connected  with   a    union   with   this   country.    J3ut  while  these individuals made  the   most  noise   hey did nob have an overwhelming  majority   of   tlie  votes,    for   tlie   ballot  which was taken resulted:   For national  independence,    1(514:   annexation   to  the  United   States,  iJ!)2;   preservation  of  the  present  status, 3(5-1;   imperial   federation,  2i).    Were such a vote east for annexation  in Ontario or one of the maritime provinces it would  be very .significant,  for it  would  show that  political  union would  not be   delayed   beyond  the commencement of the next century.   Jiut it is not  certain    whether   this  vote,   cast  in   the  French province of Quebec, and in a city  where the influence of the French-speaking people 'predominates, 'means anything  or nothing.   For nearly a century it lias  been the custom of the French leaders of  Quebec whenever they could not get what  they Avantecl from the imperial or local  government to talk of annexation to the  United   States.   They   have  threatened,  but they never were in earnest, and it is  by no means certain that there is any sincerity in the present demonstration   for  independence or annexation.   If the men  who   are '-running, the 'province do not  want anything from "the .Dominion  government there 'may be something in these  manifestations, of  sentiment in Quebec.  It is the destiny of Canada to be united to  this country, its provinces forming the  northern   tier   of'States   of   the    great  American   Republic,    That   happy   consummation may be delayed for years, but  it is sure to come.    It will not come, however, until the sentiment in favor of annexation   shows   itself   in   the   Fnglish-  speaking provinces,��� which are the ruling  ones.    It will matter little what Quebec  thinks if they desire to come into   the  Union.  German Rudeness.  Driven into an inn by a shower in one of  his  walks,   Dr.   Dollinger,   the   eminent  theologian, was greatly annoyed by the  conduct of some  young'men, who swore  at  the  weather,  smoked, and called   for  beer.    "Tobacco and alcohol are demoniacal powers," said   Dollinger.  half in jest  and half in earnest.     "Smokers are  barbarians,    *   *   *   The eternal smoking of  liposand cigars by our forefathers doubt-  ess helped to bring about the short sight  which has now become hereditary in Germany.    Tobacco smoking  is  the  ruin of  society and of chivalrous conduct toward  women."   Talking of the German love of  public  houses,   he said:    "When   1  compare our young men  with young Englishmen what a difference I find!    How many  spectacle-wearing, weakly, uncouth, mannerless youngsters I see here, while it is a  real pleasure only to look at the boys and  students in Fiigland, so vigorous, health v,  well grown, clean, and distinguished-looking in their attractive college dress."   At  another time he said that  if he  were a  legislator the first law ho would introduce  in Germany would be one for the protection of young girls.   .England and America  were, he said, in advance of Germany in  the treatment of women.   "For instance,"  ho added, "I hardly think that an educated hmglishniaii would allow his wife to  fetch him his boots, slippers, cigars, and  newspapers, as do so many of our countrymen."   proposed to her before we got the roof on.  She was just the sweetest little blossom  that over set fire to the masculine pulse,  and she had a way of speaking to every  man that led him to believe that he was  all the world and part of Coney Island to  her.   After wo gob the house built she gob  up   a libblo supper   for us���seven  groat,  rough boars, all of us 'clear gone.'    Well,  sir, after she'd  fed us, and  made much of  us, and thanked us in  her  sweet way for  her oozy little home, she told us that she  was already engaged ton  poor devil of a  law student back in Now  England, who  was working his way thro' college.    We  all   felt pretty blue,   but wo swore we'd  look out for her until  her dude won  his  spurs, and we did.    We broke  land   for  her, planted and harvested her crops, and  she repaid us by gathering us about her  evenings and  reading to us and singing  old home songs that seemed to us holier  anthems   than   ever   rolled  through  the  marble aisles of a grand cathedral.    For  two years she Jived there alone, superintending her farm, and improving it, and  when one day the stage brought a  pale-  faced  young   attorney  to   Big   Bow   he  found a plump, rosy-cheeked  Dakota girl  anil a homestead worth JjS.'iOfX) waiting to  receive him.    lie is now. the loading law-  yer and one of the wealthiest men of the  slate,  and   he owes  it  all   to   his   wife.  Every man for 200 miles round  is in  love  with  that woman,  and   would  crawl  on  his 'hands and knees through a briar patch  to serve her."  PERSONAL   AND   NEWS    PARAGRAPHS.  Them are 300,000  in the United State.'  Tom Hughes of '  now in the soventv  commercial travelers  Tom  iifth  mi  Brown" fame is  year of his age  full  of enjoyment  The Rieht Kind of a "Woman to Tie To.  "The pluckiest man I over saw was a  woman," said Tom O'Farrel of Fargo, as  ho brought his rich frish brogue and big  black pipe over to the'crowd of story-tollers that had preempted a, corner in a* St.  Louis hotel rotunda. "With the first big  rush to Dakota came a pale-faced young  Boston' schoohnarni who looked as though  she had one dainty foot in the grave and  tlie other hovering on the verge. She.  took up.a claim, and the boys saw that  she got the finest piece of land in the  county. Then wo sot to work and built  her a'house.    lOvory  mother's sou of  us  and is as chippei  as he over was.  Sir George Trevolyan, 31r. Gladstone's  secretary for Scotland, puts it about  right, ile says we may read books, but  avo must read newspapers.  The word "preface," used in the beginning of books, was originally a word of  welcome to a meal, and was equivalent to  "much good may it do you."  The.postmaster-general of Norway has  ordered that after January 1st, .1893, the  bycicle shall be used by all country postmen for the delivery of mails where the  roads will permit.  Baron Ilirsch is said by a London newspaper to be the richest man the world has  ever knoAvn, the statement being that he  is worth ��(5,000,000 a year. This implies a  capital of about $o()()*,000,(X>().  Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone tire soon to erect  a solid alabaster tablet in Ha warden  churchyard to the memory of their eldest  son, William Henry Gladstone, who died  July 4th, 18511, as tlie age of ol. years.  John Q. A. Herring of Philadelphia has  just completed his fortieth year of service,  with the Adams -Express Company. He  is manager of all the linos of the company east of the Ohio to .Jersey City, and  lias charge of 1.000 agencies.  The Sultan has 300 wives, the King of  Dahomey 2;30, the Shah of Persia 100, the  King of'Shun (500, the King of Ashantee  :]()00, and the Emperor of Morocco about  (iOOO. Some men have queer notions as to  what constitutes a quiet life.  Count do Lossops, Avhose prosecution in  connection' with the Panama canal investigation has been determined upon by the  French government, is 87 years old. Ho  feels the disgrace so deeply that _it may,  his sonsv think, actually cost him his life.  Mrs. Lease, who i.s now ii full-fledged  candidate for a seat in the United States  senate, says of her chances that "anything is possible with God and the farmers  of Kansas." '.Evidently Airs. Lease does  not assent to the proposition that the age  of miracles is past.  McKeighau of Nebraska, the only Populist outside of Kansas elected to congress,  is distinguished as the homeliest man in  the Fifty-second Congress. He is so  homely that he hypnotized the voters on  the stump 'Old was elected, to the surprise of everybody.  Louis Coulon, a French sculptor, is said  to be the owner of the longest board in  tlie world. lie can fold it like a plaid  around his arm or twist it around his nock  like a lady's boa. Though gray if is still  growing, and from present indications  will soon touch the ground.  "What a, Drunkard "Will Do When the Appetite Is On.  A. great many students of life as it  passes have frequently pondered over the  problem of what a victim of alcoho  would���or, rather, would not���do for a  drink when his system craved it. Of  course they admit that there is no crime  which a man crazed with liquor may not  commit, but the question' has boon to  what length will a man in possession o  his senses go when his appetite craves  .stimulant. Phil Trounstine of Colorado  tells a story which i I lustra Los what one individual would have done if a taste of the  ardent had not boon forthcoming.  "Along the latter seventies I found myself suddenly called  upon  to make a Lri.  of about a  hundred   miles into southern  Colorado.    There was to bo no stage for  three days, as the regular coach had left  that morning, and the business was so urgent that I had Lo start at once.    I looked  around for some wort of conveyance,'as I  had to carry some traps that   I   couldn't  pack on horseback .very well, and struck  a follow who  had  a   pretty comfortable  wagon and two pair of horses.    Weli, we  struck  a   bargain   and   started.    It   was  evening, and i curled up and  took a nap.  Early in tbe morning my driver asked me  to give him a drink.    I had a quart to use  in case of accident, you know, but I told  hiin I hadn't a drop.    About three hours  later he asked mo if I would drive.    I did  not relish driving four horses 1 had paid  somebody else to, and asked him what the  matter was.    lie said  ho would have to  lie down, because he felt that he was going to die.    He said that he had boon on a  J()-days   spree just   previously,  anil  had  only brought half a pinb with him, think-,  ing'thatho could fight down his craving,  but he couldn't, and  he knew he was going to die.    J took pity on him when I understood  his condition and  gave  him a  drink.    An hour or so afterward he asked  me  for   another,   anil,   when   f   refused,  seemingly   accepted   the  inevitable,   but  begged mo to Jot him lie down for a \'ew  minutes,   and   1   did   so.   Pretty soon  I  heard him say:  "���Throw up your hands and give me  that bottle.'  "I turned my head to find myself looking into my own gun, as 1 had taken off  my bolt anil laid it in the wagon bottom.  '"���You  wouldn't kill mo for the bottle,  would you?' 1 asked.  '���'I must have some liquor,' he replied,  and 1 saw he was desperate. 'Promise  mo you will give me a drink when 1 ask  for it, and I will take your word anil give  you this gun; but! must have it."  "I promised him and lie handed me the  weapon. He only asked for a drink every  hour or two, and when wo reached our  destination next day I asked him if he  really would have killed me if I had refused him. lie looked me square" in the  eyes and said:  "L would have killed my mother at that  time yesterday if it had been necessary  to got whisky anil I know she had it.'  And 1 behove he would have done it, too."  P00DI��:-: DOQ  F^taiirapt,  Next   Door   to   the .["Madden   Hotel,  . NELSON, B. 0.  CHARLES PHILLIPS, - - Proprietor.  SILVER KIN& HOTEL  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop.  Extensive Improvements  The only rcsliiuranl in Xelson llisil keeps open  AND  NIGHT.  PUB  PRIVATE    BOXES   FOR   LADIES.  Now Completed.  ALL ROOMS REFITTED  and Refurnished.  -Kincsl Wine.-!, Liquors and Cigar-: in Ihe Alarlcet-  at Tin: is.'.i:  Special  Attention to Miners.  Rooms Fix'St-Class.  Rates Moderate.  A Pretty Good Story.  The following, which has only lately.appeared in print, is said to luive been' one  of genortil Grant's favorite stories. The  circumstances occurred when general  Grant-was living on his farm near St.  Louis, Missouri. One day a country lad,  .a neighbor, who wits 'not only clever but  made up for his slowness by his respectable qualities, came to pay a not infrequent visit.  "How's your father, Johnny?" said the  general.  "Pretty well," replied Johnny with a  drawl���"for him."  "And your mother?"  "Pretty we[l���for her."  "Ami your brothers and sisters?"  "Pretty well���for thoni,"  "Well, Johnny, and how's your grandmother?"  Silence for the space of a moment, then  ���"She's dead." ,,.'.'  "O," sail! the general, "vory sorry, A-ory  sorry���rather unexpectedly," wasn't it?"  "Well,"admitted.Johnny���"well, rather  ��� for her."  eiso9  NELSON, B.C.  -     JAMES BARCLAY, Manager.  This restaursinl,still innnluins its old established roputa-  tation forgiving Ihe  OOTENAY : HOTEL  Vernon Street, Near Josephine.  =NELS0N, B. C.  OPPOSITE   CITY WHARF.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its quests thus obtaining splendid  Views of liolli inuiiiituiii and river.  BEST  MEAL  IN THE  KOOTENAY  LAKE  COUNTRY.  The Rooms  AltK COMI-OltTAIIl.t:  IN*  sizir  The Table  is Tin: hi:st i.v tiik  .MOUNTAINS;.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE   BAR  IS  FIRST-CLASS.  MADDEN  Well Qualified.  Merchant���Do you think you could keep  a straight face and toll the customers that  everything on the bargain-table is 100 per  cent below cost?  Applicant for position���Well, I've boon  making Democratic speeches all through  the cainpaigiu   A Parrot Properly Placed.  "What have you done with the parrot  you used to have?"  "It became so profane I had to part  with it."  " Where is it now?"  'Tga've it to a man who bet on Harrison."    The Retort Courteous.  A,���It scums to mo that your ears arc  gutting bigger and bigger every day.  H,���Lot mo toll you something, My  ears and your brain would make a lirst-  rate donkey.  Novel Election Bet,  Of all the oild election bets recorded  probably the oddest is that made by a  Pennsylvania couple. The man is a lle-  publican and his wife is an ardent Democrat,' Shortly before'the' election they  becaino involved in a dispute over the  relative merits of the two candidates,  which at one time threatened to disrupt  the household. This was renewed at  intervals, until in desperation the husband made the following startling proposition: "If Cleveland is elected every  night for a year I will clear oil' the supper  tabic, wash the dishes and put them  away. On the other hand, if Harrison is  elected you must shave ineaiid shine my  shoos every morning." To this the wife  readily agreed, and now the unfortunate  follower of the C (). I\ spends the better  part of the evening struggling with a  dish-rag and profanity, while his wife  wears an angelic smile.  Front St., Near Steamboat Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DtiVLIN  & McKAY,     -   -   Proprietors.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  Tin-; MOST CI-1.SINK  TIIK  I1KST  HKDS  TIIIC  ISKST OK  KVICHYTHIXG  that   the  Keineni-  One Good Eye.  Lawyer���"Are you sure, sii  moon was shining at the time  ber. you are on oath."  Witness���"Yes, sir. I'm perfectly sure  that the moon was shining at the time."  "Very good. Now tell the jury if you  have not for years boon troubled with defective vision."  "(���eiitleinon of.the jury, I have been  blind in one eye for many years, but I can  see well enough with tlie other to read  with perfect ease this promissory note for  .$(5-1.7") which I hold in my hand. It was  given mo sixteen years ago by that lawyer there, and I can set; the" back of it  well enough to bo perfectly sure that  there isn't an endorsement to the extent  of a single cent. Vcs, sir, I'm entirely  willing to stand aside if t|iat's all you  want to know."  -:- d'ALBNB  Front Street,  KASLO, B. C,  JOHN   F.    WARD,    Manager.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  With a frontage towards Ivcxitenay river, ami is yew ly  furnished throughout.  THE   T-A-BLIE  Is supplied with i.vcrylhinK in tin.1 market, thij kili-hcii  heing nuclei* I hi; iiiimediale siipcrvi-iiin of a  ealerer of large experience.  The Very Best  of  Everything*.  ���f-H-H  rf++-f  -  the GRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B.C.  Hansen   &   Blomberg-,   Proprietors.  Tin  !��).")��) mil(  Coast Lights.  I'nitod .States maintains lights on  navigation.  i of coast and river  Closest Hotel to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS.  ���I TREMONT  EAST  BAKER ST.,  NELSON,  i one of Iheliesl lintels in To<ul Moiiiilitin di-lriet.  U the head||iiarlers for prospectors and  'working   miners.  mid  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  ok iii;i:i:, am-:, wink, wiiiskv  ami cic.mis.  INTERNATIONAL  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,    Props.  MERCHANTS -:- HOTEL.  THE BEST APPOINTED HOUSE  IN NELSON.  ��� mink ni'T ('hoick i.igrous  ici:i**r in stuck.���  Corning & Clements, Props,  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything*.  Tliu International lias n comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly   throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  IIV    A XV    IIOTKI.    IN    TIIK    KOOTKNA V    CDlNTKV.  A SIIAIll; Of TltA.VSIKNT TKAUK S(II.ICITKI).  The  Jas.  Sample Room Is Stocked -with Choice  Liquors and Cigars.  Dawson & B. Craddock,  Pi-oprlotoi'.s.  ti'.i.ki'iioni: CI.  >S  tl  ���w  ���p.*****'?  !&  fc.'v�� ���  *  "fTST"  ."���pm  ���yznr  ���tt;  r I���"."������.,| "*��'"l1 l" l-"i   '  *.���  '���K?1,  n"P?nr  rrrsr.  iyx#j J'(���,'������., ��l ('"���-������1,�� ���  * ���*.  Ul,"  .   '*_' - . _  -~-J       .!.. -.-i IL. 8*1  ;  T,  'A  .4  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  AT WHOLESALE.  THIS    "WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  A: &'.T. Fletcher, Kaslo���Grand Central Motel.  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company,  Limited, Xelson���Notice to shippers.  W. V. Papivorlh and Charles W'heton, JCiislo���Xotice  under provisions of ".Mechanics' Lien Act,"  It. II. Kemp; Kaslo���Noticoof Hoard of Trade meeting.  LOCAL NEWS AND GOSSIP.  George C. Tunstnll, Jr., the general  agent for the lake country of the Hamilton Powder Company, left Nelson on  Thursday for Victoria., whore ho will remain until spring. George went out by  AVtiy of Spokane, and was somewhat surprised that the people in that bustling  city spoke UnglisJi. Jn Mr. TunstalPs absence, J. A. Gibson will net as agent for  the powder,company.  K. J. Holjorts, chief engineer of the Spokane <fc Northern railway, was in Nelson  on Thursday.    WJiilehedid uotsayso, it is  generally understood the work of extending the Spokane Sc Northern to the boundary  line  will   be  pushed   in   tlie   early  spring so as to permit rushing work on  tlie Nelson 6c Port Sheppanl.    Before visiting Nelson, Mr. Roberts,  along with  a  representative of the Still I'YanciscoHridge  Company,  made an examination of  tlie  site for the bridge across Pend d'Oroilie  river.  The steamer Nelson is doing so much  business that purser McMorris has to have  tin assistant. G. B. Macpherson, formerly  ���with the O'alenii Trading Company, assists in seeing that no passenger gets off  without pttying his fare a.ud thatnopack-  ago of freight goes astray.  ���John Hendry and D. .7. Munn of iVou-  Westminster, both owners in tJie Kaslo  townsite. arrived at Ivaslo on Monday.  S. K. Green of Spokane, one of the owners in the celebrated Washington mine,  in Slocan district, is afc Nelson, lie expects  to make ids headquarters at either Kaslo  or Lardo next spring, Jniving made up his  mind to try his fortune, for a lime, in  British Columbia.  A subscription paper was circulated in  Kaslo on Tuesday evening, and in about  an hour $:1G0 was ���raised with which to  construct a sleigh road from tlie south  end of Kootenay lake to the boundary  line, there to connect with the road now  being.built from Bonner's .Ferry.  T. IT. Giifin, of whom it can be truthfully said that he has no superior'as a  painstaking, aud hard-working" official in  the province, is taking a first look at Kaslo.  The Nelson on her last trip from Bonner's Ferry had sixty passengers anil a  full cargo of freight.  Kaslo lias the only poet in the lake  country. His latest production is a  poetical tribute to a merchant prince wJio  does business at "Pirate Bay."  David Black, a Slocan rustler, has gone  out to Pendleton, Oregon, to visit his  family.  Travelers on the boats tiiat run on  Kootenay lake have lost over a million  dollars���in time���by longand unnecessary  detentions at wood-piles this summer and  full.  .Mis. A. C. Adams, formerly of Ai.ns-  worth, is keeping furnished rooms in the  Syinons block, Spokane.'������  Jap King, the owner of the Alice mine  .-in Goat River district,  is foreman of the  Idaho mine in Slocan district.  Ira Jenkins, formerly purser on the Ga-  lena. is now associated with Mike Driscoll  in the hotel businossa t the boundary lino,  near Rykort's.  Val Williams has returned to Ivaslo,  whore he intends starting up in business.  The fire wardens of Kaslo are. "joe dandies." They inspected the flues in every  house in Kaslo, and since their first rounds  every brick-layer in the lake country has  boon at.work putting up fire-proof chimneys in that town. Now brooms til ways  sweep cleanest.  Charles Col well and W. J. Sholton, two  old-timers from the Ccuur d'Alenos. arc  the latest arrivals at Kaslo. They have  come to stay.  There i.s a gay young bachelor in  business on Kootenay lake who has a suite of  rooms  fitted up and embellished in Oriental splendor.    It is his delight to entertain his friends in the most gorgeous manlier possible.    A   few  weeks ago several  acquaintances  from  Kaslo,  including an  Irish 'prospector  who had struck it rich  tind sold out, visited this modern Monte  Christo and  wore royally received.    The  finest brands of wines and choicest cigars  were   lavishly   thrust   upon   the   guests.  Finally,  the  Irish   prospector,   who  was  not used to such magnificence, after blow- ,  jug his nose on tin imported lambrequin I  which cost $-100 a yard anil squirting a  half pint of tobacco juice on a $1-100 Persian rug, said, "Say boys, isn't there another saloon in this town where we can  go and get a drink?"  "Jack" Beaudin, who was committed  for a hearing before the assize court for  cutting the night watchman at Kaslo  some time ago, will be released from jail  today, bonds in the sum of $-100 being  given for his appearance. It-was understood, however, that should Mr. Beaudin  make any "bad breaks" in the meantime,  his bondsmen would surrender him.  The local representative of the.insurance companies having risks in Nelson  says that if the fire wardens do not do  their duty, and cause owners of buildings  to make needed alterations in their cliim-  neys and flues, that rates will not only be  raised but policies will be canceled. The  fire department might also ta.ke a look at  the hydrants and cisterns.  "A Texas Steer" is the name of a successful farce now on the boards of a Chicago theater. "The Texas Steer" is also  the name of a. mineral claim back of Nelson* but none of its three owners have  been successful at any tiling since they  discovered it.  The Nelson Social Club's regular dance  will take place Friday night.  Wilson & Perdue say they may not have  choice cuts of beef for Christmas, but are  sure to have turkeys in plenty, "Billy"  Perdue having purchased nearly a hun-  ilroil when on his last trip to "the States."  "Jack" Gibson is in Kaslo opening a  branch drug store for his firm. Kaslo has  now both a "judge" and a "doctor"  within her limits. The "judge" is from  Ainsworth and the "doctor"' is our own  "John Ayton."  A. Schmidt of the GaHand-Burke Brewing & Malting Company of Spokane was  in Nelson for a week or more making arrangements to market the product of his  brewery in this section.  Bob Madden, who 'arrived in Nelson on  Tuesday, reports less than three feet of  snow on the summit at Bear lake. He  says tlie road was in good condition.  J. N. Russell, who represents the Mitchell, Lewis &Staver Company of Spokane  and Portland, was in the lake country for  the first time last week. While he did  .not do much business in his line-���agricultural Implements���he was assured that  his life and property avouIiI both be safe  should lie ever venture on our soil again.  A. M. Wilson has taken up a preemption  adjoining the Lardo townsite.  \V. S. Murray-has been gi veil the contract for carrying tlie mails from Nelson  to New Denver. He started on-his first  trip last Saturday, but hereafter will  leave Nelson on Mondays. TJie contract  is for no definite time.  It is understood that..-the steamboat  company has contracted to carry tJie  mails between Nelson and Northport the  coming winter. Two trips a week will be  made as long as tJie boat can be run;  afterwards, one trip a week.  "Hi" Sweet has returned from Jiis trip  to "old Alabain." He only went as far  as Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Professor Parks, wJio has been in the  lake country all summer in the interest  of the smelting company, has gone to  Now }rork city to winter. While in the  oast he will try to float an irrigation  scheme that fie is interested in down in  Idaho.  Rev. Father Bollard of the Catholic  church held services last Sunday in the  Houston block. He will remain in the  hike country all winter, and before snow  Hies another year will have a church in  one or more of our towns.  Several of the pupils of the Nelson  public school are preparing for the high  school examination, among others Willie  Mi-Morris.  gests that the committee treats the contractors in a. spirit of great liberality.  For without the road, which has been  built at a small cost, Kaslo would not be  the town that it is today.  Changed Its Base of Operations.  The general  offices of the Columbia &  Kootenay   Steam   Navigation   Company  have been removed   from  Bevel stoke to  Nelson.    The change was made necessary  Jjy the growth of the company's business  on Ivootenay lake anil from the necessity  of having the general freight agent within reach of the interests that furnish the  company witJi the bulk of its business.  TJie  company   intends   building   a   steel  boat for the iako trade���one that 'will not  take till  day to  make the run  between  Nelson anil  the head of Kootenay lake.  F. G.  CJiristie,  tJie general agent of the  companv, has Jiis office in shipshape ordoi  in  the Barnard  block, next door to the  Bank of: British Columbia.  EECHj^JSTTS.  ���>  A Complaint.  Nkw Dk.vveu, December Sfch  To the Editor of The'Tribune���Sir :.   I  would like to draw your attention to the  fact that we have not yet l-eceived your  paper in tin's town through the mail.   We  hoar  that over  three weeks' newspaper  mail  is  lying tit Nakusp,  and  although  some of the residents have offered to pay  the freight through we cannot get it.' As  to where our letter mail is, God anil tlie  postal authorities alone know.  J<\ F. McNaughtI'Jn.  Births.  Anderson���At Ainsworth, on Thursday,  the 8th  instant,   to   the  wife of   Henry  Anderson, a son.  Kane���At Kaslo, on Saturday, the 106h  instant, to the -wife of George T. Kane, ii  daughter.  Jiszkowicz���At Nelson, on Monday, the  12th instant, to the wife of Charles Jis/.-  koAvicz, a daughter.  rows, Provisions, Hardware, Stoves, and 'Tinware  P,umbins sMT{n-UoMn^^^^^^^^^ attsr- - - ���* ����������-��  East Vernon Street, Nelson.  PILOT   DB_A_"Sr,   33  ft     1  W-IEiOJLIES^XiIE!   -A.3STID   IKE'  ^SOJSTT  STEEBT,  KA.SLO.  ���, ilpy fads,'.- Boots/ Shoes/ &roeeries/ Hardware;  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH  SUPPLIES.  large and complete stock of tlie leading  lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,'  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  over  ?M.  l^S-'  ESP  Central Office  of the  J Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Buy the Best Pianos, Organs and Sewing Machines.  We buy direct from the manufacturers. Make your purchases from the  undersigned and save agents' commission. Twenty-five per cent saved by  doing so.  BUY THE BEST  HIGH GRADE WATCHES,  Precious  .Stones,  Silverware,   Clocks, and Tableware of  all  kinds kept in stock.  -   We Sell  Karn Pianos and Organs.  We Sell  Mason-Risch   Pianos.  We Sell  All kinds of Sewing Machines.  Qrapd- Septra! Commission  REAL  ESTATE AND  Merchants  and  ies:  Insurance  Agents.  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  KASLO  A. & J. FLETCHER, Proprietors  ACCOMMODATIONS  KIltST-CLASS.  Desirable Kaslo Property on Easv Tprm<*      a i ^��^ i : +    j- ���>    ���   �����. ���  Assess���? Work ��% J^ls^Tu^ll O^'S^SIn^ffiiS '*" ^  OFFICE   I3ST   TSE    STOIC-TIE  BTTIT_,3DinSTC3-3   FEOITT   STEEET,   KASLO.  At Loggerheads.  E.   R. Athei'fcon,  the only merchant as  yet doing business at Watson, was in Nelson  on  Tuesday.    Ue reports that some  difficulty exists between tlie contractors  who built the Kaslo  wagon  road and the  committee   in  charge ol  the work.    The  contractors threaten to fence the road in  unless  the committee (tomes to the front  with the amount agreed to be paid on the  completion of the first twenty miles.    On  the   other   hand,   the committee claims  that the road has not been  built according to the   terms  of  the contract.    It is  stated that the contractors have applied  at Victoria, for an  injunction to prevent  the road being used.   Thk Thihunh sug-  Sfago leaves firand Central for Watson. Hoar Lake Cil v  llireo Fork* Now Denver and all points! n^  the knslo-Slocan district.  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation  Company, Limited.  XOTICK   TO   .SHIPI-KHS.  As it i.s the intention nf the Columbia & Kootenay  .Steam Navigation Company to continue i*utiniiijl-; between Northport and the month of Kootenay r ver as  late in the season as if is possible, twelve and one-half  (121) eonls pei* 100 pounds will be adderl to the through  rati.' on all freiKhf received after December Ifltli. in order  to cover extra expense of transferrins; by team at. the  mouth of the ICool.onay, which is unaviiidable durinj; the  winter months. .1.  W. TllOU'l',  Manager.  Xelson. December I lib, 18!t'.  THE  KASLO   :-  TO  TERMINUS  OF KASLO  WAGON ROAD,  RETURNING SAME DAY.  Freight forwarded with care and despatch to any point in  the Kaslo-  Slocan   District.    First-Class  Saddle   Horses   for  Hire.  STAGE   LEAVES KASLO at  7  a.m.  sharp   every   morning,   Sunday  included.    RETURNING LEAVES Terminus of Road at 3 p.m.  3BO_A.K03 OF TBADB 3STOTICB  All persons who have received invitations are re-  miostcd so attend the lirst meeting of the Hoard of  Trade at, the School house, Kaslo, at 8 p. m., .Saturday,  the 17th instant. it.  II.  KKMP.  Acting secretary.  NOTICE.  Under an act for the benefit of mebcanics and laborers  Statutes lSill, Chapter ���>.'!. there will be sold at public sale  on Friday. Dec..mher.mil. lWtt. at the olllce of (j n Ho'  chanan, Kuslo. a barge about ;TS feet long and' life I  beam. Saul barge having been built and repaired v 11 e  subscribers for one Joseph K. Mellor and not called fi ���  There is due to the subscribers the sum or <*���)���-  VV.   VUHjKU  I-Ai'vVoKTII  VHAULKS   WIICTKN.  s^in-t^. CLAus is convcinsTG*  And intends sending his supplies in advance to  TURNER  BROS.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  Music, Stationery, Toys, Books.  NELSON, B. C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contracts fiikon for work at all points in West ICootentiy.  f.V.  ir'si -.������-.* -,t  a      <2F^Zm��^Wg��iXW>  ���J-  zm  $mm  iT'T-F  JE3  H&  tiffSHft  ?$ffism  iu

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