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 Presents an Unequalled  Field for the Developer  of   Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper,  Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the  Investor in  Producing  Mines.  Already Completed or Under. Construction and  Steamboat    Lines ��� in   Operation    Make   the  Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  SECOND   YEAR-NO. 5.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  SATURDAY,   DECEMBER  8<):  (\']  ONI.   DOLLAR   A YEAR.  RETROSPECT OF MINING OPERATIONS  IN THE FORT STEELE DIVISION OF EAST  KOOTENAY  FOR 1893.  The Turning- Point. Reached, and the Year  Shows that. Considerable Progress was  Made in Both Prospecting- New Fields and  JJevelopiny- Promising Old Ones.  Koi.-t Stkki.i.;. December 1st. IS!)-*!.  The mining division of Kurt Steele has  seen, we trust, the turning point in its  history as regards ^\uarL^/1 mining. Capital, facilities of transport, government  help in making roads and trails, and  what is more to the point. good quart/,  prospects, have all helped to putom* country on a. tinner footing than has heretofore been experienced. The year ISU.'i has  shown tlml Kast Koolenay can compare  favorably wilh West Kootenay. taking  the nuiiiber of fre:! ininers claims located,  anil the amount spent in development  work.  TlilO   XOKTll   STAIl   OKlll'l'.  The eyes  of Hast Kooleuny at present  are centered on   the North Star group of  claims.    The first locations on this group  were ( hose of Joseph Bourgeois and James  Lnngell. comprising- four claims,  the now-  well-known North Star, Dreadnaught, ().  K..  and  Buckhorn.    These claims within  six weeks  of  location  were   bonded   to a. ]  .Montreal firm  for $-!0.0('0. which sum was  paid    when    due.     The   company,    with  Leslie Mill as manager, ha v'\ug six months  in which to develop and buy the property  oi* leave it. took hold at a lime of the year  wheij without a large outlay of capital it  would have been  impossible to have shipped supplies  to the mine and  commence  operations to see whether they were; .iu.-.-  t.ilied in   taking  up the  bond.    Within a  month from Januai y 1st lliecompnny had  a   force  of  sixteen men  at   work on   the  claim itself, had sixteen Chinese shoveling  snow four feet deep to inakea sleigh road,  had machinery for hoisting a ml pumping  on the ground, and also enough supplies  in   to do   them  till  July.    Not   less   than  $2.1,000 was spent  in. this work.    The-development consisted  in sinking a shaft 0.1  feet deep and crosscut-ling at  that level.  The crosscut was at first, ruu SO feet into  the hill, the surface indications tending to  show that the vein 'dipped that way.  The  finding of the vein in   this cut 'proving a  failure, a. cut was run the other way. and  al. .'30 feet in showed the vein 1.1 feet wide.  Attention  was then turned to surface development, and a large body of galena and  carbonates   was   laid    bare.     Open   cuts  -were run and  the vein  tapped at various  points.    One cut showed-03   feet of solid  an assa.y of ;10 per cent copper, the Last  Chance 200 ounces silver, and other claims  equally well.  OX   .MOOSK  CKKKK  a   ledge   from   10 to  I-I  inches   shows   free  gold, and the ore would undoubtedly assay very high. ''  on wii.i) iiohsi-: ci;i-:i-:k  there have been several discoveries of  free-milling gold rock, assaying ve\w high.  Thu Albert i3anks and Stephen Young  ledge, six feet wide, shows assav.- of $171.  $100. and $N()0 in free gold. "The Bald  .Mountain claim, eight feet wide, shows  $10 in free gold. These claims, of the  si/.o and richness that they undoubtedly  are. should be among the first to temp!-  capital to invest. They are all of easy  access and could he worked very cheaply,  wood and water-power being in abundance. A large body of concentrating galena has also been found by Charles .McLaughlin, the ledge being about ,10 feet  wide. Considerable work has been done  on the Wasa'clu.ini  ox i.kwi.s cu���-*���������������:.  the ore being grey copper of high grade.  This claim was originally bonded by  .Messrs. Hammond Ac Co. for #1.1.000, but  was not taken up. The work done this  season shows.a well-defined ledge about  20 inches in width.  im'o.s-i*|.'(.;toi*s and locations.  The season of 1S0.'3 has shown a marked  improvement in the number of prospectors and the number of recorded locations.  The claims compare l_ in 1802 against 17.")  in   ISO;-}.     hYee   miners'  certificates,   78  in  NEWS   OP   THE   SLOCAN.  HAVE   A   GRIEVANCE.  mineral,  giving  an  assay   average ol  -12  ounces in.silver with a large perceutageof  lead. The ore was measured and a fair  estimate divided by two sIiowimI 12,000  tons of ore in sight. Considerable work  has also been done on other claims in the  neighborhood of the North Star group,  the more conspicuous being that of the  Sullivan company, who have laid bare a  ledge with 22 feet of solid galena in sight.  The nature of the country rock, as defined  by the miner, is known as "hi Hits." showing the hard work-necessary-in development- work, the said rock being, we believe, a dioi-ite. In this group some twenty  claims have been recorded.  ox tiik i ri-i*:i* st. .\i.m;vs uivku  about li fly-four locations ha-ve.been made,  of which, however, no authentic accounts  have reached us: but from reports, we  gather that the veins are small and the  ore principally copper.  ON TIIK .MOVKA LAKK  good discoveries of galena have been  made, the Peter. St. Fugone, Qut'i'ii of the  Mills, and -Moyea claims showing ledges  varying from 2 to 0 feet in width, the ore  from which assays 02 ounces in silver and  a large percentage of lead. A third interest in the Queen of the Mills and .Moyea  has changed hands for $;1(>0 and-other considerations.  ON   TOI'.ACCO   PLAINS  discoveries of large bodies of copper ore  have been made, samples from which,  taken by a competent man. assayed as  high as :>���_ per cent copper. These claims  bring up the ipiestion as to where the  international boundary line is. We believe the boundary line was cut out from  the coast to the Columbia- river all the  way through: thence east only the valleys  of the big rivers were cut out. In the  case of the claims on Tobacco Plains it is  an even bet as to which side of the line  the claims are on. I understand, thesame  thing happens in the Priest Lake country,  west of the Kootenay river, where, in  Order to make the title good, claims are  recorded on both sides of the line. Coming farther north we come to  SAND I'liKMK  with   twenty-three   feet of low-grade galena on the  Finpire and Old Tom claims,  assaying IS ounces silver, #0 gold, and 2S  per cent lead.  OX   1*1*1.1.  lllVKIi  the  best showing is on  the Alberta,  the  St. George, and other claims on the same  ledge.    The ledge is two feet wide and an  average assay shows 71  ounces silver.,$21  gold,  and   _.j   per   cent,   copper.  Th  mines nave a wagon road within three  iniles aud a steamboat within six. and  with ore of that grade should be able to  makea shipment to Great Falls, or other  smelting centers, via Jennings. .Montana,  with a good margin for prolit. The  claims on  LOST CKKKK  have virtually lain idle this year, none  but assessment work having been done  on any of them.    The Silver Queen shows  IS02 against 2SI in ISO-'i. The shutdown of  many of the mines across the border deprives many of the prospectors who come  in here of making a. grub-stake this  winter: but in the near future we hope  to have mines of our own. where men can  get grub-stakes to prospect in the country  they work in.  I'LACKI*   .MIXIXO.  The   season's   placer  mining   litis  been  much   the  same  as of   late  years.     The  Chinese on Wild  Morse creek have seemingly made the same amount of  money,  and  the.usual contingent left for China.  The  claims owned   by  Mr. (iriflith   were  bought from him this summer by an Fng-  lish eonipa.ny.    This syndicate put in good  machinery and ran the claim ail the summer   under   the   management of a. competent   hydraulic   miner, Mr. Beaston of  California.     The   company  had   a lot of  t.rouble-getting the claim iu shape to work,  the  former owner seemingly' having allowed  the claim    to run  itself,  aud the  sum tiler's work was chiefly making sluices,  laying pipe,   and  clearing room   to  pile  boulders in the future.    TJie clean-up was  fairly good,  and  'fully justified  the supposition that the claim, fixed up as it is,  with   a.   good  go-ahead   summer's  work,  will fully justify the shareholders in their  outlay of capital.    We should judge that  the   clean-up   of   the   various  companies  would amount to $'30,000.    On the Moyea  river there are about ten men   working,  who   seem  to   make enough  out of  the  ground to   buy   whiskey   with  anyway.  An a pplication has been made by A.   \V.  McVittie for a lease of ground on   Palmer's bar, the id en being to bring on water  from the .Moyea. and to run the line gravel  on the bar through an hydraulic elevator.  This .scheme should be a good one, as the  outlay on the ditch would only be about  $.1000, and there  are at least  100 acres of  gravel on   which the Chinese make from  21 cents to $1..10 a da v.  Having   Nothing   to   Do,   the   People   of  New  Denver are Holding- Public Meetings.  Nuw Dknvkil December hllli.  Thomas Kirkland died here on the 7th.  On the (ith .Mr.   Kirklaud's   neighbors became alarmed about his condition, and he  was removed from the cabin in  which he  was stopping  to Bolnuder's hotel,  where  he received all the attention possible in a  town where there is no doctor.    A serious  change for the   worse   took   place  in   his  condition the next day, aud at 10  o'clock  that evening hi; died.    Me was a native of  Ontario and an old-timer on the main lino  of the Canadian Pacific through t he 'mountains.  A most successful concert-ball was held  here on t he evening of last Monday.    The  town turned out   to a  man and there was  not standing room in  Foster A: Winters'  restaurant, which was lent for the occasion, tieorge Wilson of Three Forks.  J. ti. Devlin, J. C. Bolandor, iu cha.racler  as a Dutchman, aud Messrs. Huberts and  Hooker of Silverton, were the stars of the  evening.    After the  concert dancing began, and   was   kept up  till   a.  late  hour.  The festivities did not cease till about six-  o'clock next  morning.    Fveryone   in  the  crowd was merry and noone was quarrelsome.     A.  more' enjoyable   evening  was ' of Lardo, at the north end of Kootenay  never spent in  any  town  in   West Ivoot- I lake.   About June 1st last. John Sander  enay  Trail Builders Claim the Government is Treating Them Unfairly.  Kaslo, December 10th I.S!):}.  To Tilt: Fniroi* of Tiik Ti;ii:cnio:   Several Kootenay lake working men  have a  grievance  against  the   British Columbia  government,   which,   according   to   their  side of the story, requires attention from  the powers that be.    The'ca.se as stated  below has been  twice brought to   the attention of Mr.   Fitz.sfubbs. assistant commissioner of lands and   works al Nelson,  by one of the aggrieved parties, while another has written to Mr. Vernon, the chief  commissioner of laud and  works at Victoria.    As no satisfaction   was gained in  either appeal, the men  thought seriously  of   presenting   the    matter    to   premier  Davie, when a, party suggested giving the  matter publicity through TlilO Timuonio.  which has no boss, and is a staunch friend  of  the laboring   man.    The   facts of the  case in point tire a.s follows:  Last spring, by some hook or crook, a  trail was started from Pearson's, in (Jar-  den Valley, on Lardo river, to extend  easterly and connect with the Argon la  and Duncan City trail, on Duncan river,  the intention evidently being to bring the  upper Duncan trade out via, the townsite  A public meeting took place on Wed- !  nesrlay night for the discussion of public !  grievances. A. petition regarding the !  postal service was drawn. It recites in I  plain language the stupidity of present j  postal arrangements and prays for three l  mails a- week from Nelson by way of !  Kaslo. and for two mails a week from X*i-  sone. an old-time government employee  empowered by Mr. Fit/.stubbs. hired a  force of men and the work of constructing the trail was begun. Mr. Sanderson  commenced work from both ends of the  proposed trail, fa.king charge of the east  end himself and appointing John Ji_I ���  dridge (Rocky Mountain Jack), foreman  of the  work at   the  western   end.    Alex  kusp. It is to be forwarded along with a McDonald. Charlev .Mcintosh,  copy of Perry's Mining Map to tJte postmaster-general, to Mr. Hotelier, and Mr.  Mara. The citi/.ens believe that the  most dense ignorance of the geography of  the country prevails at headquarters and  they want to try and enlighten it if they  can.  A discussion followed on the time-check  quest-ion on the Nakusp A: Slocan railroad,  and the following resolution was passed  amid great enthusiasm:  That thu .-(.'iiiul .Ions i'l'iisi'-* in ciniiiculiiiii wilh tin;  ������������ii.-ilrticl ion of thu Nnkiisp k Slocan railway, aiid jini'-  licnlarly the nonpayment of labor checks, and extortions  pracliced oo the lahurcrs in other ways, lie brought hefoi'e  the -Uiention of the provincial government and .tlml. a  copy of this resolution be forwarded to the provincial  secretary.  a man  named Gordon, another named Cox, another Campbell, and Joe Brignian were  the men employed. All but the latter  worked twenty-seven days, boarded  themselves, and paid for their own packing. They were given to understand by  their employers that the government  would pay them $2.10 a day each and  the J_ardo townsite company .10 cents a  day each.  All of their work was corduroying, and-  nearly all the time they had to be in wafer  almost up to the knees. The timber at  hand was very poor for the purpose, hence  their job was quite laborious and slow.  On the other hand, the men on tlie eastern  Director Retallaek to President Fletcher.  Kaslo, December 11th, ISO:}.  To 'nit: I.ditok ok Tin-: Tiuni'.vi-*: I  have read with much interest Frank  Fletcher's instructive letter on hospital  management in general, and the affairs  of the Kootenay 'Lake General Hospha.1  Society in particular, which appears in  your issue of the 7th instant. As the  writer of the "unsigned letter" to which  the energetic president of the K. L. (.'. M.  Society refers, perhaps you will kindly  give mo space enough to make a simple  statement. The letter was not written  for publication, but in face of the mass of  information which my humble enquiry  lias produced from the president. 1 can  hardly feel it in me to blame my editorial  fi-ieinis on TllK TmnrXK for taking the  liberty of publishing it. even in the crippled condition in wnich it appeared. In  the knowledge that the hospital will  shortly be open "for patients from this  section" enough has been accomplished.  To indulge in the beautiful scriptural  imagery which distinguishes the worthy  president's letter, the season approaches  which breathes "peace aud good will to  all men." If the writer, presuming on his  knowledge1 of what had not been done,  was hasty in suggesting that subscriptions might well be solicited from miners  and mining men and in offering to make  good bis own small obligation, he re. raets,  except in so fai as the latter proposition  is concerned. To go into details, which  are apparent to all. would be tedious: but  if this hospital is to become what its name  implies, t he heart y co-operation of all residents of the district should bo invited.  Whether this has been done, I will leave  your readers to judge.  In the language of the foreign newspaper correspondent, "this incident (so  far as the writer is concerned) is now-  closed.    Yours truly.  John L. I.ktai.i.ack.  Off on a Trip to Oregon.  II. II. Moody of Wat-on passed through  Nelson this week bound for I'nion county.  Oregon, where he will spend the winter,  lie hopes the trip will not only benefit  his health, but his pocket-book a.s well,  for he intends taking a look at the placer  ground on Snake river that is of late attracting much attention.  tion Company has acquired a large interest in the block of hind tit Wilson creek,  of .which A. M. "Wilson, G. J3. Nagle, and  LL F. Green were joint owners. It is the  intention of the company to put in a siding, a spur to the water's edge, and a  wharf, and a party of engineers is at  work surveying out the land into lots.  "Wilson Creek is to be the heir and successor to Nakusp apparently. Another  townsite will soon be added to those iu  West Kootenay already too numerous.  10. C. Carpenter has sold a half interest  in his hotel at Three. Forks to J. W. Lowes  of that town. H. 1_. Lemon of Nelson is  supposed to be tit the back of tlie deal.  Hugh Mann is now at work on his ore-  hauling contract from the Slocan Star-  mine.  The Archer block in New Denver had a  narrow escape of being destroyed by lire  today. The roof caught lire and had  timely assistance not been rendered by"  the people of the town the lire would have  been beyond control. For a few minutes  the chances were even, but the lire was  eventually put out with no more damage  done than a hole in the roof a yard square.  The citi'/ens of New Denver mean to lie  heard from on public matters this winter.  Public, meetings are to be called to agitate  a number of local grievances and to discharge a volley of protests and petitions  to the provincial government. A meeting  will be held next Tuesday to discuss the  politic-iil situation in view of next summer's election.  Business is reported to be very good at  Three Forks.  The telegraph service is completely de-  morali'/.ed. The wire is no sooner put up  than it goes down again. On the last occasion the New Denver operator went out  along the line he put it up in fourteen  places between New Denversind the Halfway house on the Nakusp trail.  A regular stage service has been arranged for and is now running between  Nakusp and the head of Slocan lake.  A party of railroad engineers have been  at work on the Slocan river. Among the  railway men on the Nakusp oc Slocan railway it i.s looked on as inevitable that the  road will be continued down Sloean lake  and river to Slocan crossing, and will connect at Nelson with the Nelson iV Fort  Sheppard -and the Crow's Nest Pass road.'  Will Try Their Luck on the Yukon.  Two of the men who packed their  blankets into this country were bound  not to leave i I.a foot, for they took the  first passenger train that went south on  the Nelson A: Fort Sheppard railway.  The two men were "Jim" Foxand "Tom"  Barker and they left Nelson for Alaska on  Wednesday morning. They both intend  to try their luck at placer mining on the  Yukon river, and neither expected to be  back in this country inside of two years.  Mr. Fox was a pioneer in Nelson district,  arriving on Toad mountain in the spring  of ISS7. lie located the I >andy mine, an  extension of the Silver King, in July of  that year, aud has remained with the  camp ever since. Mr. Barker came hen;  in the summer of ISS'J. ,-ind has worked  most of the lime since at the Poormaii  mine. .Air. Barker took his family along  with him, and they will probably live at  Juneau. .May they have all I he good luck  thai I hev hone for.  Tlie inland   Development & ConStriic-'^f^V11^1 ^i1*3 t--��-bci- for the work, and also  ���-������������-��� hatl the advantage ot having two horses  to Jiandle the logs and puncheons. Not  one penny have these men ever received  for their labor, while the men who worked  on the east end of the trail have been paid  in full. Tlie men claim that the first time  Mr. Fit/.stubbs was approached ho promised to have an engineer estimate the  value of the work. The second time-he  was..asked regarding, the matter his state-,  ment was that the engineer estimated the  .value -of the work done by the parties  mimed at $2:10. The men can get no satis-  faction thtit even the $250 will be paid  them, although they .say it would not pay  for imiking the pins used in the corduroy.  Commissioner Vernon; in his reply, stated  that Mr. Fitzstubbs reported the trail was  of no benefit to the public, which evidently  is a fact; but the workmen who performed  the labor, at the instance of government officials, feel as though they should  not be the losers.  Jn all probability this matter will be  taken into the courts: but first, .hoping  that tlie ends of justice may be the sooner  subserved, it Was decided to give it ;in  airing in Tin-: TninrxK.  William B. Williams.  Steamboat News.  On Monday the Cohimbui made her last  trip down from Bohson. and she is now-  tied up ;tt Northport. where she will remain until spring. It is expected that  she will again be in commission within  two mouths, and her first work will be  transporting ore from the Trail Creek  mines. The Lylton made two trips this  week to the head of navigation: on the  first trip bringing down freight for Nakusp. and on the second freight for hike  points its well as for Nakusp. There is a  hitch, however, between the railroad company and the steamboat company, the  latter refusing to be responsible for the  charges ($10 a ton ) far hauling the freight  fiver the sleigh road from the "green  slide" to the head of I'pper Arrow Lake,  a. distance of eighteen miles. The Nelson,  besides making her usual trips between  Nelson and Kaslo on Sundays. Mondays,  and Thursdays, makes round trips on  Tuesday.'iml i-'ridny nights in connection  with the Nelson A- Fort Sheppard railway. The Ainsworth never misses a trip  and never comes iu a minute behind time,  not even when storms on Kootenay lake  make things lively for I he deck passengers.  The wrecked State of Idaho has been renamed, aud the boat is now called the  "Alberta." She is still i;i fifteen feel of  water, but it is expected that she will be  on the ways within ten days. John Gos-  son. the boat builder from New Denver,  has been employed by contractors Bremner and Alexander to assist iu getting her  on dry ground.  Paying' Debts.  A lit.tie money .sometimes goes a great  way. As an illust r,*i tion read the following, founded upon an incident which is  said to have acluallv occurred: A owed  $|.")to B. B owed *_<) to C (' owed SI."*  to D. D owed .$:}() to |<], K owed $l_..10 to  F. F owed $10 to A. All of t hem wen-  sealed at the same table. A having a $.">  note, handed it to B, remarking that it  paid $"> of the $!���">  he owed   B.     B   passed  the   note  to  C, with   the  remark that it;  paid   $.1   of   the  $_0   which   he owed.    C  passed it to D. and paid  with it-$5 of the  $1:5 ho owed 1).,   I) handed it to K in part  payment of $.'-10 owed   hiin.    I. gave il to  F, to apply on account, of the $l_.."i() due  him.    F passed il back lo F. .saying. ."This  p.-iys half of the amount I owe you."    A  again passed ii, u- B. saying. "1 now only  owe. you $fi."    B passed it to C with the  remark.  "This reduces   my   indebtedness  to you to $10."    C again paid  it to  I), reducing his indebtedness to .*���*."���.    D paid  it  over to K. saying. "I  now  owe you $20."  F handed il again  (o F. saying.  "This  reduces my indebtedness   to $'_.���")()."    Again  F handed  the note  to A. saying, "Now I  don't  owe  you   anything."    A   passed   it  immediately   to   B.   thus   cancelling   the  balance of his indebtedness.    J{ handed it.  to C. reducing his indebtedness lo $."i.    C  ciincelled the balance of his indebtedness  to D by handing the note to hiin.    D paid  it again   to H.   saying.   "I now owe you  $1:1."    Then  F   remarked   to  F:    "If you  will give me $_..")() this note will settle my  indebtedness to you."    F look $2.."TO from  his pocket, handed it to F and returned  the $a   note  to  his pocket, and  thus the  spell Wiis broken, the single $.1 note ha ving  paid $S.")..")0 and cancelled A'sdebt to C. C's  debt to I). F's debt to  F. and  F's debt t.o  A. and at (he same time having i educed  I'}'s debt to C from $20 to $."). and D's debt  to F from $:}() to $i.").  MINING .IN NORTHERN KOOTENAY.  A   SUMMARY   OF   THE   WORK   DONE   IN  THE   LARDEAU   COUNTRY.  The EiK- Bend At-niii Attracts the Attention  of Prosjjector.- - Possible Railways anil  Their Need in Mining- Operations ���Enormous Value oi' Timber Limits.  N.   &   P.   S.   PASSENGER. TRAINS   RUNNING.  The First Ono in was Welcomed by Hundred.-:  of Nelson's Eest Citizens.  The incoming of the   first:  train on  the  Xelson it  Fort Sheppard   was   witnessed  by ti  hundred or more   people   who postponed their dinners for  the  purpose  aud  by another hundred   or   more   who  took  their   dinners   before   they   climbed   the  steep grade leading to the  Nelson   depot  of  the  new railway.    The train was an  hour ami a, half late in  arriving, and  the  brass band had plenty of time to practice  up on  the pieces they intended   playing,  and (ieorge Arthur Bigo.low. secretary of  the South  Kootenay Moard of Trade, had  nearly enough  time to memori/.e a speech  that lie intended delivering-if the delegation  on   the   incoming   train   was  large  enough to warrant the  delivery of a welcoming address.    Thettrrival of the train  at   live   minutes   past   7   o'clock   settled  George's; speech,   for. there .was  only one  man aboard   that had not heard him ad-  clrcss oithvrr a !')waivi-Viftr.*idc'niocting*o:--a  session of the hospital directors, and  that  man  was  bound   for  Kaslo and  did   not  care  to hear .anything' about any other  place.'   The  baud  boys,   however,   got; in  their  work, and  played a number of stirring pieces with their usual  fault-lessness.  The train was made up of two box-cars.  a baggage car, and a passenger coach, and  wtis   pulled   by   engine    I'  in   charge   of  engineer   Shearwood.    with   .Mr.   ��� Dren-  nan as conductor.    The passengers numbered-thirty, twenty-getting off at Xelson-and ten going on t.o .Five-mile  point,  there making connect ion with the steamer  Xelson   for  lake points.     The  fare   from  Spokane to Xelson is $0."��0. and to all lake  points $10..10.   Should Try His Case in Court.  The following is part of the proceedings  ofa public meeting held atXew Donver'lust  week, and is taken from the New Denver  Prospector of the I Ith : "The next business considered was a motion by Ii. li.  Kerr, that we petition the attorney-general to use his influence to bring about an  end to the litigation over the .Mc(iillivra\*  tract. ..Mr. Kerr's motion embodied a reel nest that if no sell lenient of the ease  could be reached the legislature be asked  to pass a special act appointing a receiver  for the land, to whom purchasers might,  pay their money, the idea being that litigation might continue over the money  and not-over the land. -Tins motion wa-  carried." The man Kerr mentioned above  is one of I lie solicitors for Farwell and  Fletcher in I heir suit against .McCilli vra v  and Croft. As a solicitor he should try  his clients'case in court, not at a public  meeting: as a citizen he .-hould keep his  npseout ofa business in which he is not  interested to t he extent of a bawbee.  A Sasli and Door Factory.  Slowly, but surely. Nelson i- becoming  a manufacturing as well as a railroad  center. The latest manufaei uring concern started up is Kidian! St uekey's sa ~h  and door factory, on Silica -livel. back uf  I he Hot el I'hair. The building i- a .-ti.i y  oiie. On the fir.->t- floor i- the engine and  boiler, a planer, a turning lathe, and a  circular saw: on the .-.econd Moor is a  morticing machine, a gig -aw. a .'i->ideil  sticker, a tenon machine, and a small circular saw. Other machinery i- on l he  wa v in.  Claims a Commission,  'ndex. 1 Ith:    "II. K. Croa.*  promoier.- of The   I lull  Colviile index. Iltli:    "li.r.. i roa.-iiaiie.  one of the promoter.- of The   Mall .Mine-  j  Limited. I ho article.- of   incorporation   of  ! which have  recently   been    filed   with   1 he  i proper   authorities   in   licit i-h Columbia.  i lias commenced   -nil   again-l    the   former  I owners of the Silver K ing group of. mines  , for $1.1.0(10. claimed  a- a   commission   for  I his services as their agent   in making the  I sa le of ( he proper) y   t.o   I be  pseseiit   own-  j crs.    What the result  of i his-nil  will   litis only a  Ilia I lei* of eonjeel lire."  The MiddoUKh Boulder.  The big boulder, ii'-ar the Slocan Sim-  mine, in Sloean di.-l i. i<*|. is now all broken  up and has yielded 1000 -neks (,f clean ore.  The ore will net I he owners in I he neighborhood of $.1000.  I.kvki.stokk. December 12th. IS!).'!.  Owing lo tilt; most unfortunate   fall  in  the   value of silver, but  little mining   in  the true sense nf the word has been done  during the  past season.    The  all   important ** Silver Quest ion" has had the effect  of turning prospector's attention to other  metals, and it is to be hoped that   in   the  near future (his will  prove for the benefit  of the province,  though at present it has  meant   practicallv   ruin   to   many    men.  Assessment  work   litis   been   done  on  almost  all   the claims,   more  especially  of  course, on the.  more  iniDortant and  valuable finds: but actual development work  has been conspicuous by its absence.    Indeed   with  the  exception   of  the "Black  Prince"   (Seroy  and   paitners),   and    the  ���'Silver Cup" (Pete W'alkerand partners),  nothing worthy the name of development  has been done, but these two have been  fairly well proved, aud  tlie   results have  shown (hat the value  of the  mines is  in  no way underestimated.    No ore has been  shipped from I he Lai dean distrietat all, it  has merely been lefl-on the dump waiting  lor better times and  also for better communication by  trails in t he much-needed  and half-promised   wagon   road   between  Trout lake ainl Thompson's landing.    Upwards of one hundred claims  are  staked  in the vicinity, and  money spent iu making- the road referred to would  be wisely  used.  The Fish ('reek district has done no more  than the Trout 1 .ake district in the way of  development or shipping ore. though the  claims there are just as good in all ways;  the same cause has prevented much work  being done in both ca-es, and we sincerely  hope to.see that cause removed in a very  short time. Some of t he best finds during  the past season were made bv 13. W'rede.  x. I Lome, T. Fd wards. W. ii. Poole. S.  Underbill, and..11. A. P>rown- the silver  contents in at least two cases running  over 70fH)-ounces pei ton.   '        '  In addition to the silver-lead ores, considerable placer gold has been found in  the Lardeau district, and some alluvial  work carried on during last spring and  summer has given excellent results, one  nugget being-worth over $20. Some of  these diggings will be proceeded with  during the winter, as the results already  (')bta'ined seem fully to warrant the expense and labor.  If a railroad could be made the length  of.the northeast arm'of Arrow lake, passing through to Kootenay lake and throwing out a branch into the Slocan it would  enormously benefit that section of the  country, and by lapping the vast riches  of the Slocan and the Lardeau would  prove of inestimable assistance to the  mines, and of value to the whole district.  From the conformation of the country it  would appearas if there were no insuperable difficulty in carrying out this line,  and eventually connecting-il with the  proposed railway through (-row's Nest;  pass.  Tin*: isle; UK.vi).  Considerable attention has been bestowed recently on the Jhg Mend, and  most promising results have* been .obtained, one claim (the Consolation) being reported to have paid as much as $10  daily per man for some weeks, and having  .every prospect of greatly improving very  ���shortly. This claim and some others will  be worked i.hrough the winter. We may  aiso mention the Selkirk claim on .Mc-  l ulloiigh creek, and some others on French  and Smith creeks as doing well and likely  to carry on work all t he winter. It is not  easy to ascertain the actual amount of  gold that ha> been brought from the Pig  I lend this last -en somas the owners naiu-  i.-diy prefer to keep their information  prisaie. but we are well within the mark  w lien we i in me :> in,()(!i) as I he value of the  metal extracted, aud there is reason to  believe t w ice t hat a mount would be nearer  l In*.mark. Seme eight or ten notices are  i-*-iied for hydraulic claims in ihe Ujg  Lend, nio-i oi' which will be worked to a  gieaii'i'or le.-s extent ue.xt summer, and  from the location of most ���uf them they  arc  likeiy  to  turn  out   well.  As regards the ipiarl/. ledges, the finds  have no! been altoget her sal isfaetory. for  while t he precious metal undoubtedly exists in (hat condition, the general occiu-  rciice can best be described a.s being  "pockety" and uncertain. This, however, can be regarded as a small fault  if the "pocket-' arc big enough. Some  wry rich (piart/. was brought down  by .-les-is. Kirkup ami ���Whclan which  ran a- high as (in ounces, or S|_00. per  ton. and a good deal more varying  from one to ten ounces by various  o! her mining men : al-o \ a I liable ant iinouy  ore and much pvi it c> earrving gi  dee.       " ���   ���       -   ���  I hat  though in many ea-cs it was not in sufficient i|iiantily to pay for ex t ract ion. The  ���old exi-l- both in the free slate with  quart-/, and also combined with pyrites  a ud o| her sulphun.-t-s, w'hieh could well be  highly concent rateil on t lie spot owing to  t he a biinda nl wa t er power iu a I most every  creek. Some very good quartz was Idea l ed by .Mr. Ila-kin-. whose claims will  be worked  nexl   year, and   Mr. Lund also  . ....!���:,���.<-.!   .:.-,   I'--.ml.   C.I-,,.-.  no  In-  all sample- wit Ik it 11- exception from  district  showed the presence of gold.  n  *���__*_--���������  :/.vJv.*-;__ THE  TRIBUNE:   uNTELSON, B. C- SATURDAY, ..TJECEMBER  1893.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TRIBUNE :iS published on Saturdays, by John  Houston-& Co.. (mil will lie mailed to subscribers  on payment of O.vh 1'oi.l.Ai'a year. No subscription  taken for loss than a year. ' ���  ItEGULAIt   AI*VI'"LiTISKMI'*.\T.S   printed  at, the   fob.  '' lowing rates: One inch. SIM) a'year; two inches,  SCO a year; ��� throe inches SSI a year: torn- inches.  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Conveyancer, Notary l'uhlic, Coinmissioner fortuking Atliduvit.s  for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc. ;.Ollieos~-  -Second door, Scott building, .Josephine St., Nelson,-B.C.  ��riimne  SATURDAY MORNING..  .DKCKMBKR _:*. ISM.'J  SHOULD  PRACTICE   WHAT  IT  PREACHES.  The'-'Vancouver   World,   whose   imiin  owner is not above writing letters to his  own   paper   over assumed   names,  says:  "The London. Ontario, .Advertiser, in a  " recent issue, asked :    * I Low comes it that  ���reputable-newspapers, permit their eol-  " umus to be ti.--.ed for the dissemination  " of till kinds of ribstabbing insinuations  " by men who sneak under the refuge of  "an, assumed   name,  and  are  too  great  '������" cowards to come out into the open and  " nianfully   say their say.'   The question  " niight be put to the morning-pa per here  " which allows a maggot���-for he cannot be  " a  man���like ' Observer,' to  attack  the  " city-   engineer  in   the ''.'most disgraceful  " manner under the cover of.'anonymity.-  '��� 'Newspaper sandbagging is no  moi-e to  " be defended than is Hie work of the gar-  ," roter on the ])iiblic highway.    We ven-  " tare to declare that if the  personality  "of  'Observer' "were  disclosed he  would  "be found to have little weight  in , the  " community and at the same time to be  "actuated by a real or fancied grievance  " against the city engineer.    Such  erea-  " tures only deserve the contempt  that  "conies from silence."     Till-* Tuibux'.- is  the only paper in"the province, or for that  matter in Canada, that requires  writers  to sign  their names  to  communications  for publication..   It  has a double effect,  both good,    ft keeps letters out of  print  of people who do not care to write themselves down asses over their real names,  however willing they would be to do  it  over assumed ones;  and  it prevents that  most cowardly of practices, hitting  from  undercover.   "A   MONSTROUS   PROPOSAL."  The   Vancouver 'World  objects to the  building of the British Pacific railway because of the "monstrosity of the proposal,  combined    with     its    uselessuess."     The  same  paper objected   to the  building of  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway because it-would divert trade from the inland sections of this province  to the  inland sections of neighboring states to the  south.    Notwithstanding  the-opposition  of the World, the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  is a completed work, ttnd southern Kootenay has today direct rail communication  with 'Vancouver, which it would not have  had for years had the ad vice of The World  been followed.   The building of the British Pacific may appear  to Tlie   World  a  "monstrous proposal," but if its building  -will open to settlement the vast stretches  of northern British   Columbia  and  give  even  one city on  the coast competitive  transportation   facilities,   then   it should  be built, even if the favored  city  is  not  the one in  which  The  World  does   business.    The   trouble  with  The  World  is  that it is a subsidized organ of  the Canadian   Pacific, and  in  its capacity of paid  organ must oppose the   building of every  railway that would in tiny way be a competitor of the Canadian Pacific.  Jt'iK'iNG from the frequency with which  members of the government and other  high officials at Victoria have to set themselves straight in open letters or in statements to the public, because of their  speeches or utterances being misquoted  by reporters, the reporters of I he Victoria-  papers are either the most inaccurate in  America, or our high officials never know-  how badly they blunder until their  .speeches or utterances a ppcar in cold type.  NEWS   IN   PARAGRAPHS.  Russia is the most interesting country  in Furope to the political student just  now. Few men. and less of all Americans,  "appreciate this strange people correctly.  The Russian people are a unit through a  strange combination of fanaticism and  patriotism. Nihilism only exists among  the educated it is the vilest of abominations to the masses of the people. The  c/.ai* is a species of Cod to Pussians, and  his commands are religiously and fnntic-  aiiy obeyed. Itussia wants to dominate  the world. Thec/.ar nourishes that strange  dreamt)!' Napoleon and other great con-  qurers of universal empire, and the czar  has vowed to sit. enthroned on the Bos-  pliorus and reign over a united Slav people, tie has to avenge the Crimen, and  the day the Hiissiuii can march down to  India and sweep the proud Briton from  tlie ancient land of the Hindoos will be  the happiest day in his history. No man  knows the day and hour when the great  war' will begin. Far-seeing Englishmen  view the future with ti."species of dismay.  The .farmers'and land .owners would welcome a- war, for-it--'would boom priceUJior  a time, but peace- a/t any price would be  best for Fngland. ���/'"'  Statistics of the great strike of the  , English coal miners which ended but recently show thtit during the .1(5 weeks of  the strike the normal output of (5'->,000,000  tons 'dropped to oU.000.000. Ordinarily  '11,000,000 tons are exported and *!!),0()(),(K)0  consumed in I'higla-nd in the'period mentioned, but.during the strike only <S.7.">0,()00  tons were exported and 21.2~>()M)0 consumed. The estimated ; loss to mine  owners, 'iron masters, railways, etc'.,"was  .-JI.'!,22f),(il5. The consumers paitl in increased prices <�� 1.707.'()(.)(.); miners', iron  workers and other artisans lost ..C IS.20S.000.  The total general loss is placed at ���{���'j':!,2.il,-  21a. Tlie workers rendered idle numbered  l,(')0S._i)(),' which meant :>,~>\\,12~> persons in  a-destitute condition.  The Citizens' National Bank of Spokane,  which suspended   payment on the (ith of  .'June last, resumed business today (Thursday) ,a-t the old stand and practically under the old lnann.genient.  The election for mayor in New Westminster caused quite a 'ripple of excitement, the fact that the contest was a  three-cornered one no doubt accounting  for the interest-.'manifested at the last  minute. The candidates were Henry Hoy,  Marshall .Sinclair,' and James Johnson.  .Henry Hoy'.was the lucky man, being  elected by a. majority of S!) votes. The  .poll stood: Hov, 20S: Johnson, 112; Sinclair, no. -.*- ���,   '���     :-.;-'  The London' Graphic publishes an interview with sir Charles Dilke in which that  gen tleinan says: "For practical -purposes  there are only : two .-navies in the world,  the British and the French. -'Our minimum  superiority over the French fleet ought to  be five to three in battle ships and two to  one in cruisers. According to the best  evidence we do not possess that superiority. The traditional policy of tlie treasury is to economize on the navy in times  of peace, and to trust to luck in tinies of  war. Such it policy is silly, extravagant,  and dangerous.'-'-Once the country understands the situation it.'will .-willingly- provide the money needed to put the navy at  its -proper strength." Speaking of the  French .defences at Toulon, sir Charles said  that the port was impregnable, possessing  a.s it -did' the strongest fortress in the  world. Sir Charles advocates the retention of Gibraltar unless it can be exchanged for -something more valuable.  The best time made by the "Queen  Empress"- in her run from Chicago to  New. York Avas a mile in 52 seconds. The  "Queen Empress" is the English-built  locomotive that was on exhibition at the  World's Fair. She., pulled- two .English  compartment coaches ttnd two American  parlor cars. The locomotive and compartment coaches were shipped from New  York on the l!)th instant, and will on  their arrival in England be used on the  London Ac Northwestern railway.  The Strongest Man That Ever Lived.  lie walked into the bookstore and  stopped before the Bible department. He  leaned over'the counter and said to the  ministerial-looking salesman: "is them  Buffalo Bill'books over thai*?". "Nope.  .Religious works." "'.Don't nun o' them  read about ehasi.n" Injuns and shootin'  wild varmints?" "Not exactly." "Nothin'  about a. feller 'at could knock "em out like  John Ii., ner a feller 'tit's slick with er  Winchester, er lied the nerve to tackle er  b'ar'**" "Oh. yes. One better than that."  "Who's lie?" "Samson." "What'd 'e  do?" "Oh, he had a light with a lion."  "Laid 'ini out, did he?" "Yes, he killed  the lion." **Jes' bored Mm with erAVMn-  chester?' "Nope." "Biffed Mm in the  head with er ax. I "speet?" "Nope." "Jes'  kyarved Mm with his bowie?" "No, he  just caught the beast by the throat and  choked it to death." "You don't say!"  "Yes, he was the strongest man that ever  lived.       " Wusser'u   John   L. :-���  "An' wusser'u Jimmie Corbitt?"  could    knock    them    both   out  "Whoopee! ain't he the stuff?  one o" them Samson books."  "Yes."  Samson  <tt once."  I'll  take  A Singular Legend.  There is a singular legend in the family  of the new earl of Derby-��� a legend the  ���memory of which is still preserved in the  crest borne by the Stanleys, an eagle  brooding over its nest, in which lies a.  child. Sir Thomas Latham, so the tide  goes, the original owner of .Knowsley,  was much exercised in his mind at the  prospects of dying childless. One day,  when walking in the grounds, the wail of  an infant reached the ears of sir Thomas  and his lady: on tracing the cries to their  source, it was discovered that they came  from an eagle's nest perched high up in  one of the great trees of the forest. On  oik; of tlii! retainers being sent up to reconnoitre, a little baby-girl was discovered  in the nest, uninjured, and cleverly carried there by tin eagle. On the spot sir  Thomas adopted t he infant, which became  heiress to his estates, and by her marriage  with the illustrious sir John Stanley may  be said to have founded the fortunes of  the present, noble house of which lord Derby is the head.  Very Strange Indeed.  "���.Mr. Skinny." said a Toronto landlady,  looking   into   the   little   boarding  house  parlor, "will you be kind  enough to step  erty is not the test. The applicants must  show that they are not only able to furnish a house, but that either one or the  other is in steady employment. The  grant is intended not so much to enable  them to marry as to aid the couple in setting up a small business, and so far the  results have been eminently satisfactory.  The -prospect of obtaining the ��25 grant  has also had an excellent effect in making  young people who have matrimonial views  in -prospect ��� lead sober and industrious  lives, and conduct themselves in a way  that'may'enable them to find favor in the  eyes of the subscribers to the society, with  whom the final decision rests. Tlie secretary of the society assured tin interviewer the other day that the .couples-do  not resent in the least the enquiries made  as to their character and fitness to enter  the married state. The conditions are so  well; understood, that only those whose  character will bear scrutiny 'Care to enter  the lists. The enquiries are, of course,  made under the strictest confidence,'and  do not excite the 'least resentment. Oh  the contrary, the competing couples, after  they have been admitted to the list of  eligibles, institute a brisk canvass among  the contributors for their votes, the ladies,  it is said, tackling the male subscribers,  and the gentlemen the female. After the  money has been voted the fortunate  couple need not marry straight ���away.'  An interval of six- months is allowed before the grant is forfeited, but up to the  present the tempting inducement of ��2:1  has always been a niply sufficient to secure'  the performance of the marriage ceremony  -within the prescribed'period..  What Makes Us Tired.  Everyone, even the most robust and  healthy, gets weary, tired out sometimes.'  If it were not so we should not need to  sleep, but could work on continuously as  long as life lasts.    What is it that makes  us tired? Hard work, will be the answer  of everyone. But let us push our inquiry  a little further. Why is it that hard  work-makes us tired? Physiologists have  all along taught that work causes wear  and tear of the body,, that during tlie  hours of labor certain forces and tissues  and also nutriment of the blood is used  -up and that the feeling of weariness is a  warning from nature that rest is required.  This has satisfied most people,-, but-ah'  .Italian'-scientist-'lias' been trying to find  out some other reason. To'do this he  made .some rather cruel experiments.oh.  dogs. He took three tit a time, as nearly  alike as possible, fed them on the saint-  food, and then worked and worried one  of theiniintil he was tired out. Then lie  transfused a given quantity of the blood  from the tired dog into-the-veins of the  one which had not been been Avearied and  found that it also had all the symptoms'  of weariness and languor in a lesser degree. To test the matter further, another  experiment was made at another time, in  which a similar amount of blood from a  dog iiot wearied was injected into his  system, when it was found that this blood,  did not give him 'symptoms of weariiies.sT  These experiments often repeated had the  same results. From this he drew the eon-  elusion that work causes the production  of some poison that fatigues us. This  fatigue passes off when by rest nature i.s  able to remove it through those channels  provided for this purpose. We may say  it is a species of self-poisoning.  A Dog that Could Spell.  A great lover of animals has said that  dogs can be almost taught to speak. Captain is the name of a clever dog at Buffalo,  New York, which although he had not  advanced so far as this, could spell his  own name and that of his owner's. The  letters used in the names were cut out of  painted cardboard'-and placed'upon the  ground before hiiii, and with scarcely  ever a mistake he would arrange them in  the correct order. I do not know how  long Captain took to learn this wonderful trick, but 1 do' know that unlimited  patience and kindness were used in the  teaching. The years have robbed the  luster from Captain's eye, and iiis limbs  are stiff, and his frame gaunt with age,  but lie is still living, and if he regards  you as a special friend you may coax him  to spell his name.  ootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock" of lumber rough and dressed. SJliiiiylos,  liit.hs, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  cleur lir flooring mid ceiling Tor sale ul lowest, rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  into I he back room  "Certainly," said  ing boarder. *' It's  to himself, "that  comes here to a pply  me out of sight."  for a moment?  the consumptive look-  funny." lie muttered  every time anybody  for board she hustles  Marriage Endowments.  spslom of assisting those about  been instituted by the .low-  yin London.    A society has  A no veto marry has  ish commuiii  been formed which collects subscriptions  from all and sundry, and as soon as there  is a surplus of ,i::��") available, notice isgh en  that a grant   will  deserving couple  Do  made  to  the  about to  marry.  most  I'ov-  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for liuildings creeled.   The liest residential  property in Nelson.    Viiliu; sure lo inereuse.  Apple to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and   Real   Estate  Broker, Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent, for Nelson  and   West  Kootenay  District, or to  INNKS & RICHARDS, Vaneoiiver. JJ. CJ.  nh  One of the oldest-established general -'merchandise stores in'..Southern Kootenay  can be purchased on very reasonable terms within the next 90 days. The sales aggregated .nearly $100,000 in the last twelve months. The stock on hand is new. The  store-buildings are large, '"'well-lighted,'and in a good location. Purchaser can get easy  terms by paying half cash.  November 27th, 1893.  For further particulars address  John Houston .&.. Co.,, Nelson, B. C.  TIEIIE  Kelly Sectional Boiler,  (Patents applied for in Canada and U, S.)  PLE  CHEAP  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  THE    HALL   MINES,    LIMITED    (FOREIGN).  Registered the Hist day of October, lSI'l.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and taken apart  by one man in ten hours.  Specially constructed for  packing- over mountain  trails.  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  For priees, ete., ap|ily to  Kaslo, B. C.,  or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M.  Hell Telephone Building, Ottawa. Ontario.  Co.  (Notary  Public)  AND  ESTATE  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    KBI-I'I'-SUNTING           The Confederation Life Assoeiation.  ThuI'liojnix Kire Insurance Company,  The I'rovideiit Fund Accident Company;  ALSO,  The Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester, Kng-  -��� kinds of mining machinery, ah-  land. makers of all kii;  compressors, rock breakers, stamps  etc.  Jowett Building, Victoria Street,  _sr__i-SO-sr^ __. o_  NEW DENVER  John M. Ivkkkkk. ,1,\.\iks W. hkai.k.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job feamiiiK done.    Have  wood, which v.-ill he  l.l-AVK  .-overal hundred cords of good  sold ut. reasonable priees.  Ol.llKUH    AT  J.   F.  Hume   &   Oo.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  ^_|#���^  NOTICE.  Tliu sillinj,' of Hie county court of Knolcnay. to lie  holilcii at Nelson, lias been postponed until Monday, the  ���Jlst day of Aliiv. A.M. IXHI.  T. II. C'll'TIN, liujjislxar.  NcImiii, !(.(!., December Mill, 1MW.  That New Denver is the coming town in inland British  Columbia is beyond question,  and it is the only town in  the Province in which speculators have a chance to operate. The following are  bargains:  The north half of lot 8 block 5 (25 feet  frontage), $450, $300 cash, balance in  six months; no back payment to the  government. Lot 9 block 12 (50 feet  frontage), $600, $326 cash, the balance  to the government. Lot 7 block 14 [50  feet frontage], $600, $520 cash, the  balance to the government.  John Houston & Co.  XKI.HON.  or D. B BOGLE, New Denver.  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  Iuikk'iK--   transferred  to and   from  the  Miilu'iiv deiiol, and steamboat, landing.    Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sulo.  WILLIAM WILSON...  ...I'l.OI-WKTOK  'CKItTII'MCATK Ol'*   lll'-CISTI-ATION.  This is to certify, tlmfc- I have this day registered "The  Hall Mines,   Limited (Foreign), under the "Comptiiiius*  Act." Part IV., liegistration of Foreign' Companies and  the "C'oinpenies Act Amendment Act. ISSil."  The objects for which the Company is established are: -  (a.)   To   purchase or otherwise  acquire gold, silver.  copper, ov oilier mines, rights and itiolafliferous land iu  Mritish Columbia or elsewhere, and any interest, therein,  and  in particular to nct-uirc the mines  known  as the  "Silver   Iving."   "Kootenai."    ".Boiianz.-i,"   "American  Flag,''  and   "Kohiuonr."  situated on   Toad  "Mountain,  West. Kootenay. District of Uritish .Columbia.  (b.) To purchase or otherwise acciuire. improve, manage, work, develop, sell, and otherwise deal with mines,  mining rights, "metalliferous and '.other lands, milling,  smelting, chemical anil other works, in Hrilish Columbia  or elsewhere, and generally to carry on the business of a  mining, milling and .smelting company in all its branches.  (c.| To explore, open and work claims or mines, and  raise and quarry for gold, silver, copper and. other minerals, and ores and other sub.stances. and to carry mi the  business of a company trading in all such materials in all  its branches. -..   '.  (d.) To buy, sell, nmimfncluro and deal in minerals,  plant, machinery, implements, conveniences, provisions,  stores, explosives, dry and wet.goods, and things capable  of being used in connection with mining and niiiiaUiugical  Operation, or required by workmen or others employed  by the Company. :  (o.) To construct, erect, equip, maintain, 'improve,  manage, and work (oraidiuaud subscribe towards so  doing), roads, tramways, railways, piers, quays, wharves,  viaducts, aqueducts, water-works, canals, Humes,  ditches, crushing and other mills, reservoirs, watercourses, buildings, factories, warehouses, ships, and  other works an<feonveiiiences which may seem directly  or indirectly conducive lo tin: objects of the Company,  and to contribute Lour otherwise aid or take part in such  operations.  If.) To enter into any arrangement with any ���governments or authorities, supreme, municipal, local or otherwise, oraiiy corporation*', companies,'or persons for any  charters, contracts, decrees, concessions, rights, privileges or lieiiclits fliiil limy lie deemed ad vuntageous. and  to carry out. exerciser mid comply with the same, or sell,  lease and dispose of. or grant sub-licenses or suh-eonces-  sions or otherwise turn t he same to account'   ���'..'������  (g.) To acquire by purchase, grant, concession, lease,  license or otherwise, any lands or hereditaments, or  rights or interests in lands or hereditament.', convenient,  for any of the purposes of the Company, anil any mines,  minerals; or mining rights in any part, of the world, and  sell mid dispose of or otherwise turn lo prolif in any way  thoainc.  (h.) To search for. seek, explore, mine, open and work  mines, quarries, collieries, oil wells, minerals and other-  deposits. :mtl to render marketable, nnd sell and dispose-  of. or otherwise turn to prolif in any way tlie.sume.  (il Til purchase or otherwise acquire and protect, prolong and renew, whether in the t'nileil Kingdom or elsewhere, any patents, patent'.'rights, brevets d'iuveufioii.  licenses, protect ions,-secret processes or privileges, and to  use. manufacture, and lo grant licenses oi-rights in re-  speol of, or turn to accdiinl the same, or sell and dispose  thereof, as may seem advantageous to the Company.  (j.) To h^l: cultivate, improve, develop and stock, and  to work and build on. and generally lo turn to account  the Company's lands in such manner as the Company  think lit. and -to sell or otherwise dispose of all such slock  and products of the saiil lands.  (k.l To purchase or otherwise acquire any business.  undertaking, trading concern or property, whether with  a view lo re-selling the same cither to a company or lo  any private person or otherwise, and to carry on. enlarge  and develop and improve the same, and lo turn the same:  to account- in any manner which may appear, advantageous to the Company, and to sell and dispose thereof.  (I.) To purchase, rent, lease, hire, charter, occupy or  other-wise acquire any hinds, works, buildings, premises,  houses, laboratories, workshops, tenements, hcredila-  nienls, plant, machinery, engines, apparat us. appliances,  easements, rights of way. rights of privileges, real or personal, and to erect,, construct, build, make, alter, improve, superintend, manage, work, conlrol, or maintain  any lands, works, buildings, premises, houses, laboratories, workshops, tenements, plant.'machinery, engines,  apparatus, appliances, easements, rights of way. rights  or privileges, real or personal, lhaf may scorn advantageous to the Company.  (iu.) To sell, lease, let, exchange.dispose of. mortgage,  or to grant any license for tlie use or practice of. oi- for  the working of any property or rights of the Company  whatever, lor cash or stuck, shares or bonds of any other  company or association, and either payable al once or by  deferred payments, or by sharing of prolits. royalty, or in  any other .manner, and todo all such acts and things that  nuiy be deemed expedient for turning to account in any  way any property or rights in which the Company is or  niight lie interested.  (n.) To execute and curry into oiled any agreement  or agreements to fulfill any or all of the objects of this  memorandum.  (o.) To prosecute and execute, directly or by contributions or other assistance, any such or any other works,  undertakings, projects, or enterprises iu which or for the  prosecution whereof, or on the security whereof, or of any  prolits or emoluments derivable therefrom, the Company  shall have invested money, embarked capital or engaged  credit.  (p.) To pay all expenses of and in connection with the  incorporation of the Company, and the obtaining the  subscription of the share and debenture capital thereof,  including all commissions and other remuneration to  brokers or other persons, for procuring or guaranteeing  subscriptions for. or for underwriting, placing, selling  or otlicrwirc disposing of any of the shares, debentures  or other securities or property of this Company, or of any  company in which this Company is or may be interested,  or assisting so to do, or far procuring or obtaining settlement and quotation upon London, .or Provincial, or  Foreign, or Colonial stock exchanges, of any of the said  share or debenture capital, and to enter into any contract  or contracts for any of the purposes hereof.  (q.) To purchase or otherwise acquire and undertake  all or any part of the business, property and liabilities of  any person or company currying on or possessed, or lo he  possessed, of properly suitable for the purposes of Ihe  Company. To enter into partnership or into any arrangements for sharing profits, union of interests, reciprocal  concessions, joint, adventure, or co-operation with any  person ori'ompauy carrying on, or engaged in, or about  lo carry on or engage ill, any business or I i.ui.-uct ion winch  this Company is authorized to carry on or engage in, or  any other business or trnn.-act ion callable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to henelit (lie Company, and to lake, deal in, or otherwise acquire and hold  shares or .slock, or other securities of. and subsidise,  underwrite ihe capital of, or otherwise assist any such  company, and to sell, hold, re-issue, with or without  guarantee, or otherwise deal with such shares or securities.  (r.) To borrow and raise money on such terms as the  Company may determine, and to secure the re-payment  of any money borrowed or raised, together with any interest, bonus, or premium payable or agreed lo be paid iu  respect thereof, by or without a mortgage or charge upon  the whole or any purl, of ihe assets (existing and fii'urel  of the Company lincludint; its uncalled capital), and Hint  either with or without the intervention of trustees, anil  solhul. such mortgage or charge may he contained in any  trust, deed or deeds, or in any debenture or delicti! lire's  (to bearer or registered holder), and such debentures  maybe terminable or periii'lual or redeemable by drawings or ollierwise. or irredeemable, and with or without  preference or priority among dillereiif issues, and with  power for the Company to vest in the hands of trustees  for any persons, company or corporation advancing any  moneys lo the Company, tiny part of the moneys so advanced, or of the capital or undivided prolits of the Com-  ���iniiy. Willi a view to securing to the lenders so advancing moneys I he due pcrfnrimiiicc of all the obligations of  the Company in regard thereto, and with or without  power lo the lenders lo convert I heir securities into  shares of the ('nmpnny.  (s.) To make, draw, issue, accept, endorse, discount  and re-discounl, purchase, sell, and ileal lit bills of exchange, promissory notes, and other negotiable instruments.  II.) To sell Ihe undertaking of the Company or any  part, thereof, for such coitsiilcral ion as the < loinpaiiy may  think 111, and in purlicnliir for shares (fully orpnnly  paid upl. debentures or securities of any other com-  panv having objects altogether or I In part similar  lo 'those of this Company, lo form and promote  any other company or companies for the purpose of nc-  quiritig all or any of the properties, rights and liubilili  Company's bu-.-  privilcgc.s,  advan-  seein directly or indirectly calculated to benolll Ilii.s  Company.  (il.) To iicciliuuliilo priilil--for anv of the purposes of  the Company, and to appropriiiLc tiny nf the Coinpanv's  assets, whcther.cnpilal or prolits, for specific put poses,  cither, conditionally or uncondil iomilly. and to ad nut iiny  class or section of those who have'dealings wilh Ihe  Company to any'share in the prolits thereof, or in the  prolits of any particular brunch of ihe  mess, or t,o any other special right.-  tages or bonelils.  (v.) 'I'o invest, or deal wilh anv inonevs of Ihe Company, not, immediately-required, in such' nuinncr as the  Company may think lit.  (w.) To aid in the establishment, of. and support of associations or institutions calculated to henelit persons  employed by the Company, or having dealings with the  Company, and to confer on any such persons'the right lo  participate in the prolits of the Company.  (x.) To subscribe to any fund, iii-lit n'tion or coinpaiiv.  and to act, by delegate .or otherwise, upon anv trade,  council.i.'oininittce. chamber of coinnu rce. sviul'icale. ninny other body of'persons, formed to law fullv promote  either the general interest of businesses t,, wb'icii thai of  the Company is allied, or any other business tbm mav be  conclusive' lo the interests of the Cumpuu-,.  '(y.)' To cancel or accept surrender- o'f unv share or  shares of any member or member- for anv re.i-on- and  on any terms and ���condition*., ami a- and u hen the  liireetors, iu their absolute discretion, think lit, wilh or  without any continuing liabilil \ attaching to such member or members to pay up any uncalled or unpaid capital  iu respect of such share or .-hares so cancelled or surrendered.  (���/..) To purchase or otherwise inquire or redeem the  preferunce shares of the Compaii.s, :h provided hj the  Articles, of Association, subject to the sanction of the  proper cinirt.  .(nil.) 'I'o obtain any pro\ isional order of Ihe Hoard of  Trade or Act of Parliament for enabling the Companv lo  carry any of its objects into el Sect.  ( bli.) Tn procure the Company to be registered or recognized in any foreign or colonial count r.vor place.  (cc.l To distribute, by win of dividend or otherwise,  a mniig (he members of the Company any si in res or securities belonging lo the Company or ii'iiv other compunv. or  any property or assets of the Coinp.un applicable as  prolits. and to issue shares, bond- or other securities of  the Company, in satisfaction or on accounl of any liabilities, dividends, bonus, or share of prolit- s,, payable,  .whether to members or cinplovees of the Compa'nx or  other persons.  (dd.I Toniake donation-to such per-on*. and in -ucli  cases as may seem expedient.  (cc.l To remtmcratenh*, pcr.-un or pi'ivon- for-er\ ices  rendered, or to he rendered, m relation lo the placing  of Ihe Company's shares or .-i-curit ies, or otherw i-e.  tl'f.l 'I'o issue debentures or other sccurilie- or shares  (wholly or partly paid up) to any Director, nllicer of tlie  Company, or oilier, person, a.- Ihe consideration for anv  pronerl.y which may .be acquired by. or iinj service-, or  Work which may be rendered to or done for. the Company, or iu or towards pa\ ment of the debts or liabilil ies  of or iiiidi'i'takcn by the Company.  (gg.) Tn do all or any ol I lie above things in any part  of the world, and as principals, agents, contractors,  trustees or otherwise, and by or through trustees, agents  or otherwise, and either alone or iu conjunct ion \\i h  others.  (lib.) To do nil other such things a-are conducive or  incidental lo the attainment of the aho\e obiccts. or anv  of I hem. '  (ii.) Subject to section (���/.) the capital fund- and a���et-  of the Company shall not be expended or applied in the  purchase of. or lent upon,  the security of il-ow u share-.  (j.i.) The word ������Company* ihritugiioiil Ihe-c presents  shall be deemed to include an.\ partner-hip or other  body of persons, whether incorporated or not incorporated, and whether domiciled in the t'nileil Kingdom or  elsewhere.  The amount of the capital -lock of t he -aid Company  is three hundred thousand pounds sterling. di\ ided into  two hundred and lifty thoo-and   ordinary'-li.ire-  of one  pound  each, and  lifty tl -and   ciuuulnliic  preference  shares of one pound each.  The place of business of the said Compunv i- located at  the corner of Victoria anil Koolciiav streets, iu the Town  of Nelson. Uritish Columbia.  In testimony whereof. 1 have hereunto set mv hand  and a Mixed my seal of ollice the'll-l day of Ocloher! IKK!,  at. the City of Victoria, iu the Province of Hrili-h Columbia.  'I l�� --.I C. .1.  I ���!���'(��� I *.\'IT.  Ilegistar of. loint Stock I'oinp.inie-.  APPLICATION   FOR    CROWN GRANT.  Xoliee is hereby given that John McDonald, as agent  for Kbenezer Kuni.-ay. has tiled the nece-sarj papers and  ���made application for a Crown (Irani in favor of the miii-  aral claim " Lulu." situated in the .Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay. Advcrseclainiant- v\ ill forward  their objections within lilt days fioin the date of this publication. N.  FITZSTl'HHS.  Cold Commissioner.  Nelson. IS. C. I'tlli November. ISO.!.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby giveil that John McDonald, as agent  for -Charles Hall and others, ha- filed tlie iieces-ary  papers anil luadeapplicatioii for a Crown t'r.uil iu favor  of the mineral claim "Victoria," -it ualcd in the Nelson  .Mining Division of West Kootenay. Adverse claimanls  will forward their objection.- within I'll davs from the  dale of this publication. X. FITXSTtM'llS.  Cold Commissioner.  Nelson. H. C. l.lfh November. IN!i**.  APPLICATION   FOR    LIQUOR    LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after dale I intend to apply to the stipendiary magistrate of West  ICootenay district for a lieen-c to -ell liquor al mv hotel  at Five-mile Point in said di-trict. It. F. PI'.KI'Y.  Nelson. November 'Jllth, LS'.i.'l.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  K����mmm^"  flKKi!  i>-i5-_*��:_  The company's A t passenger and freight, si earner  W. HUNTER  L. K.STA li I !O0 K Mast er  Silverton   (Four  ret timing lo New  I.K.WKS  SKW  PKXVKi;  daily  for  ���Mile Cily) end head of Slocan lake,  Denver by li P. M.  FOR L'A'I'KS apply on board.  W. C. McKINNON. Socrolnry.  Silverton. H.C,  June, ���ilsl, lSil.').  TO THE  and  The Kootenay Country is 300  Miles nearer tlie liiastern  States ar.cl Canada via Bonner's   Ferry   than   any   other  route.  U/ESJ  at}-  SOU 5jf  ., _ ....         (Int.; or  of i.liJH"Coiii|iaiiy, or for any'other purpose which may I agent, St. Paul, Minn.  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's Ferry with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  For Spokane, Pugcl Sound. Montana points, St. Paul,.  Chicago and points in Canada and Ihe Kastern Slates.  I*i e Sleeping and Dining cars,  Family Tourist cars,  1'ilflet-l.ihrarv ears. Fret'Colonist car.- daily between SI.  Paul, Bonner's Ferry. Spokane, and Seattle. Through  sleepers lo Chicago.  For further inl'oriniitioii apply lo Ihe oflleers ol Ihe  bonis on the llonner's Ferry run: to P. Casey, agent,.  (In-lit Northern L'nilwnv, Monner's Ferry. Idiiho: II. II.  SI. John, general agenl, Spokane. Wash.; H. C. Slovens  oitv passenger and ticket agent. Seattle. Wash.; II. (���.  McMickoii, general agent. -' King si reel cast, loronto  F.  I.   Whitney, general   passenger and  ticket  St  ?S!3��ai|I^^ rn  rilE  TRTBt  r-\TTT  KELRON, B. (1,' SATCJBDAY,   DECEMBER-'A  1S93.  it  r.)  apital,a  Rest,  ill paid  up,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DONALD  A.  SMITH   Hon.  GKO.  A,   DIIUMAIOND.  K.   S. CLOUSTO.V    President   Vice-President.   General Manager  _sr____so_sr _3_s,__.3src__:  N.W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.   III'A.VC'III'K   IN        LONDON   (England),   NEW  YORK    CHICAGO,  anil in the principal cities in Canada.  Huy and  sell Sterling   Fxchange and  Cable Transfers.  int.vNT co.vi.mi:i((M.vi, ami tkavki.i.i:u.s' <;ki;iuts,  available in any purl  of the world.  liit.vi'T.s issi,'i;d: (.���oi.i.ki-tiuns ->i.\ui-:; I'Ti'.  SAVING-S BANK BRANCH.  RATH OF INTKKKKT (al. present) '�� Per Cent.  ONLY   A   PEW   LEFT  Of the Six Hundred  that Rode into the Jaws  of Death.  Haifa league, half a league,  I lalf a league onward.  All iu the valley of death  lioilu the six hundred;  "Forward Ihe  Light   Brigade!  Charge for Ihe guns," be said.  Into t he  valley of deal h  Rode tlie six hundred.  ������Forward Ihe Light Brigadcl"  Was there a man dismayed.'  Not though the soldier knew  Some one had lilundor'd:  Theirs not to make reply.  Their-, not lo reason why,  Theirs but  to do anil die.  Into the valley of death  Rode the six  hundred.  Cannon lo right  of Ihcni.  Cannon to left   of tliein.  Cannon iu front of ihcni,  Volley'd and  Ihundcr'il:  Storin'd .-it  with shot and shell.  Boldly lliev   rode anil  well.  Into ihe jaw.-, of death.  Into the 'mouth  of hell  Undo I he si\- hundred.  Flush'd all I heir sabres bare.  Flash'd as they I urn d iu air.  Sabring the gunners there.  Charging an army, while.  All I lie world vvomlcr'd:  Plunged in the lintlery-smoke.  Right through tlie line they broke:  ('o-saek and  I * 11 -~i:in  L'celd from the sa'nre���.trokc  Sliul ter'd and sinidi-r'd.  Then I hey rode back, but  not   -  Not die six hundred.  Cannon lo right  of thein.  I 'annuo lo tell uf tliein.  Cannon behind them  Volley'd and t liuiidcr'd :  Storin'd at wilh shot and shell.  While I or.-c and hero lell.  They thai  liait fought so well  Came through tbc.iaws of ilealb.  Back from the inouili of hell.  All Hull   was left   of Ihcni:  Left of six hundred.  When can their glory fade.'  Ob the wild charge they made!  All the world  .vonder'd;.  Honer the charge I hoy maile!  Honor the Light.  Brigade.  Noble six 'hundred!  The grass is growing green over the  graves oL' thousands ol' British soldiers in  thu Crime;!. "Mow thaO red rain hath  made the harvest grow." wrote Byion of  the field of Waterloo. The statement  was a true one. There is no fortiliy.ei.- like  human blood, and the slopes and valleys  of the Crimea were literally drenched with  ; it. Hinee then they have yielded many a  goodly crop of corn, many a fruitful vintage. The grapes are far more luscious  than the clusters which the British infantry-men picked as they serainbleil up the  declivities of the Alma under a murderous  lire. But the peaceful liussiaii peasant  reeks not of these things as he garners in  the fruits of his husbandry, stive that he  ���hopes such times of bloody conflict may  not come again. The predatory Cossack,  as he ambles along on his shaggy pony,  AvitJi lance tit rest, is perhaps more regretful, lie would like once more to see war's  alarums, ilehas heard around the camp  lire stories of looting and plundering of  unarmed villagers, with an occasional  skirmish with the invading forces, and  his imagination is excited, until lie sickens of the monotony of present existence.  As he looks out on the landscape he may  see evidences of the struggle that raged  upon that territory so long and fiercely.  There are the granite pedestals and grassy   ---���'������  ���itider   which sleep the honored  11 ll MII ins    UMiiu'      n nan    -nu<.;j'    im.    uuin.ini  (lead.    Iu what horrible forms death came  ,i       ..i     i -    _  _ .       .i. .. *,j ,i     ...:< i. i  mounds  u  ilead. in '**��� im���. inn 1i un.; ���.*n ni.-* *,~ntii ��-<n11.  to them! Some shattered with round  shot, grape, and cannister, others pierced  with the bayonet, others slashed witli the  sabre, and others again found  their fate  hurtltii!  bullet.    What a  horrible  record of bloodshed and carnage!    And to  in the  record in   uioousncu iiuu cariiii-'c;      _ 11 n.i   li  this awful list must   be added   the  thou  sands  who perished   under the   touch of  some  fell  disease.    'Well   might the poet  ask:  And is this nil the world  has gained by thee  Thou lirsl anil la.-t  of fields.'   Kieg-niiiking victory.'  There they lie. Men who fought at  Alma and iiikerinan and .Balaclava, men  who fell miserably in the slush of the  trenches, men who perished under the  guns and in the embrasures of the (Sedan.  The whole campaign was one long round  of heroic valor, of patient endurance and  sublime self-sacrifice on the part of the  British soldier. His sterling iptalitu's  were grandly displayed then, but displayed as they have never been before,  and have been' freipieutly since. Heroes  those men were, even the humblest of  them, ami though they sleep far away in  a foreign grave, their memory will be ever  dear to the hearts of their countrymen.  Of till the feats of anus in that long aud  desperate struggle    and there were many  perhaps none can rank with the-.Balaclava charge for the dauntless courage  and devotion to the duty of the actors.  The French general was right who. speaking of thtit fatal charge, said, "it. was  grand, it was magnificent, but it was not  war." It isonly when one stops to think  of it that he realizes the heroism and the  desperate hardihood of that wild ride.  Imagine six hundred light cavalry, unsupported by heavy cavalry or infantry,  charging thirty guns in the face of a  deadly hail of shot, svith batteries sweep-  was a complete surprise Lo  brought about (SOU men into  returned with some _00. I  who was responsible for the  Our cliarge  them.     We  action.    We  do not know  order  to charge.    There   was  some talk  amongst the men  when we got back, and  it   was   mentioned   about   that   captain  Nelan gave the order.    That,   however, 1  do not know.''  How She Saved His Life.  Arthur  Memphis  on the \Y  his head  bandage,  precious  jewels could'nt  Kaull'nian says  Ivan If man. a young'man from  Tennessee, who was in a wreck  abash road, arrived home with  hound up in a bloody white  which he regards a.s his most  possession. He says gold and  my that strip of cloth,  hitt when the collision  came something hit him and he lost consciousness. When he regained bis senses  he was lying beside the wreck of the oar  bleeding copiously from a deep cut on the  head and unable to help himself. .lust as  he was about to faint again from weakness an awfully pretty girl came up and  spieil him. Slit; was .Miss Taylor of Jefferson. Texas, who had escaped injury iu the  wreck. She realized at once that the  .voting man would bleed to death if not  attended to. 'Without a moment's hesitation she whipped off her petticoat and  tearing out a strip bound it tightly on  Kauffuiaii's head. The bleeding was  checked and his life saved. To say that  he feels deeply grateful to the fair Texan  would be drawing it mildly, and lit; vows  he will keep the bandage as long a.s he  lives.   Seeing- by Electricity.  Professor Alexander (Jra-liam Bell, the  famous electrician, in a recent lecture  said: ".Morse taught the world years ago  to write at a distance by electricity: the  telephone enables us to talk a.t a distance  by electricity, and now scientists are  agreed thtit. I here is no theoretical reason  why the well-known principles of light  should not be applied in the same way  that tlie principles of sound have been applied in the telephone, aud thus allow us  to see at a distance by electricity. Jt is  some ten years since (lie sciontilic papers  ing -hem from the right and left, on a  perfectly hopeless mission. Never did the  character of the British soldier shine witJi  a. greater lustre. No faltering, no stopping but forward- w'-itJi steady ranks, bhe  cruel shot tearing deadly gaps in the line,  then a wild cheer and a mad gallop, and  there they are amongst the gunners cutting and slashing like demons. Oh, the  horror and the pathos of it till and the  pitiful scene when the scattered remnants  of that noble band came straggling back,  and the roll call showed how deadly had  been the fray? 'Was ever such a-spectticle  afforded in the annalsof k nigh terra n try?  Siuely history does not record a more  hopeless, a more heroic deed?  There are only a I'ew now left of the  gallant band of heroes who took part in  t hat charge. So few they tire (hat they  might almost be counted upon the lingers.  Once a year there is'an annual gathering  in London, where those who can a.ttond  meet ami light tlie battle over again.  Time litis made sad' havoc in their ranks.  Some few there were who found their w.-iy  out to Canada, but it i.s doubtful if there  is more than one of the survivors nowhere. That one is William J. D. Could,  who keeps a modest and unpretentious  looking restaurant tit -STiJJ. Von go street,  Toronto. Although 7!) years of ago. Mr.  Could is still hale., and active, lie moves  around with all the agility ofa. man  twenty years his junior, ttnd die light of  ba.ttlo yet flashes in his eye a.s he talks of  past campaigns. Mr. Could is not, however, a talkative man, and it is only after  a great deal of pressure that he can be induced to relate some of his marvellous experiences, lie hits been through the  Afghan. Sikh, and Kaffir wars, and he  fought tit Balaclava. To the Toronto  'Empire the old warrior spoke of the  famous charge as follows:  "I  had  jusij  returned   from   the   Kaffir  w;ir. in which I served ;is lieutenant of a.  volunteer corps raised by myself.    At the  outbreak of the Crimean war  I sought to  obtain a commission   in  bhe Turkish contingent', but  before  this could  be done I  had entered the 17th   Lancers as ;t volunteer, being given the rank I formerly held  of troop sergeant-major.    On the eventful  morning of October _.">th. IN.">I, the Light  Division, consisting of the  iOtli aud   lith  Hussars,   and   the   17th    Lancers,   under  lord Cardigan, weredrawn up in the valley  of   Balaclava,  when the order came from  lord Lueaii to ad vanee.    On the left of our  line   a   body   of .liussian    infantry   wtis  massed.    Might  in   front  at the head   of  the valley was the" battery of guns, ttnd at  the back of them were stationed cavalry  in reserve.    Considerably in the rear of us  were our heavy cavalry and the infantry.  Immediately on  receiving tlie order lord  Ctirdigan   gave the necessary   command  and the trumpet sounded 'to trot.'   Illustrations depicturing the charge ^represent  lord Cardigan riding immediately in front  of the brigade.    That is not correct.    As  we advanced in two lines stretching across  the valley his lordship took his position  between the two squadrons.    A.s soon as  wo advanced   the   Liussian  guns   opened  lire, and many a saddle was emptied. The  blood of all of us was -fever lieat however,  ttnd  in  the excitement of the charge we  noticed very little   thtit went on around  us.   When within half a mile of the guns  the order was  given   to  cliarge and   wo  dashed tit them   full tilt.    Very soon we  were    in    amongst    the    guns,    and    so  quickly   that    we    found    only    a    few  of the 'gunners at their posts.    Then some  of   the   officers   gave   tlie  order  'Three's  about,' and we turned back.    There   was  no order about our manner  of returning.  Officers  and   men of dilTerent  regiments  were ail  confused  together.    1   was   fortunate to escape without a  scratch,  but  had my horse shot under me.    Lord Cardigan also escaped uninjured.    Several of  the- wounded were bayoneted by the Russians.     One  man  was taken   prisoner   I  know*.    He was afterwards sergeant-ma jor  of a.-yeomanry troop in   Lancashire.    The  Russians were completely thunderstruck  tit the charge.    It was a tiling they never  anticipated.    At the time there were several'liussian generals, with a number of  ladies, on the hills overlooking the valley.  of the world were greatly exercised over  a  report that 1 had   filed at   the Smithsonian   Institution, a  sealed packet  supposed to contain a method of doing this  very thing, that is. transmit the vision of  persons and things from one point of the  earth   to another.    As a matter of  tact,  there was  no truth  in the report, but it  resulted in stirring up a dozen scientific  men of eminence to come out with statements   that   they.   too.   had    discovered  various methods of seeing by electricity.  Thtit.shows what I  know to be the case,  that men tire working at this great problem in many laboratories, and I lirinly believe it will be solved one day.    Of course  while the principle of seeing by electricity  at a distance   isprecisely thtit applied in  the telephone, yet  it   will be   very much  more  difficult  to  construct such   an   apparatus, owing to the immensely greater  rapidity   with   which  the   vibrations   of  light, take place when compared with  the  vibrations of sound.    It is merely a question,   however,   or   linding   a  diaphragm  which will be suflioionlly sensitive to receive   these   vibrations   and  produce this  corresponding electrical variations."  STORY  OP  A  DESERTED   CABIN.  GEMS   OP   THOUGHT.  Ot  be  ,ig.  blood:  I where  reason  To be gentle is the test of a lady.  To govern one's self, not others, is true  glory.  None tire so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.  The practice of economy is no disgrace;  it is better living on a little than outliving  a great deal.  Croat occasions do not make heroes or  cowards: they simply unveil them to the  eyes of men.  No man has a right to be a spectatoi  any amusement tit which he would  ashamed to assist.  Do not be ashamed   to confess your  noranee whenever you see an opportunity  of acquiring knowledge.  As the sword of the best, tempered metal  is most flexible, so the truly generous are  most pliant and courteous in their,.behavior to their inferiors.  The reason why people so ill know how  to do their duty on groat occasions is thtit  they will not be diligent in doing their  duty on little occasions.  Liberty cannot spring up from  t he sword cannot prepare the soi  it is to grow up. Truth. light, ttnd  alone are the nurses of liberty.  There is a pleasure in contemplating  good; there is a greater pleasure in receiving good: but the greatest pleasure is  doing good, which comprehends tlie rest.  To one who has said, "I do not believe  there is tin honest man in the world,"  another replied, "It is impossible that one  man .should know till the world, but quite  possible that one should know himself."  SelJishness produces selfishuess.;-.. indolence increases with every hour of indulgence; and what is left undone because it  difficult today/will be doubly difficult tomorrow.  Y'onth is a period of building up, in  habits, hopes and faiths. Not tin hour  but is trembling with destinies���not a  moment oii'oe passed of which the appointed work can ever be done again, or  the neglected blow struck on the cold iron.  Judges are Simply Lawyers.  Still Francisco is on the eve of another  such uprising against the courts a.s occurred in hSHo. Now. as then, the county  jail shelters .scores of murderers: now, as  then, 'hanging seems to be played out;  now, as then, men and women inclined to  take the assassin's revenge feel that the  chances of escaping- the law's .penalties  are immensely in their favor. In hSS.") the  shooting in the daytime, on the street, of  '''Mamie Kelly,'a school girl, by Alex Cold-  enson. a young hoodlum, who took that  plan of expressing his love, roused the city  to a demand which the courts complied  with. But only for a time. Judges are  lawyers, tun I are prone in practice'to regard the courts as- being inventions for  the use and benefit of their profession. It  is the judges who tire principally to blame  for the accumulation of unhung killers in  the jail. When a lawyer takes the case of  ti murderer he sets about delaying the  time ol trial, knowing that the greater  tlie space between the crime and the facing of it jury the better the prospect of  acquittal", belay is got by asking for continuances, which the judges grant. The  alleged convenience of tin attorney is considered paramount to the interest of justice. At best the htw i.s sufficiently cumbrous and productive of delay, but the  judges could expedite trials greatly if they  were not disposed toaccommodate the bar  to a scandalous extent. When Mamie  Kelly wtis slaughtered the people in mass  meetings tit id the newspapers chin lored for  justice, not only to her murderer, but to  the whole horde of the red-handed sheltered by the county jail. The judges  woke up and there wtis a clearing out of  Murderers' Bow. Then came public indifference again, and now the Bow has as  many inhabitantsas over. Some of them  have been there; for six years, and the law-  lias not decided yet whether they are  guilty or innocent. If innocent, picture  the infamy in so treating guiltless men; if  guilty, what a crime against society! A  San Francisco newspaper said the other  day that the poisoning of a race horse tit  the Bay District track would cause a  hundred times more excitement in San  Francisco than an ordinary murder.  That is entirely true. But tlie extraordinary nuink-ru'ill be done, as it, wtis in  IKS."), and then not only the-deserving will  be hanged, but also men to whom clemency should in just ice be shown. Such is  the'Valibro and character of our judges.  I hat nothing short of a popular upheaval  that threatens the resurrection of the vigilance commit.tee will shake them out of  their rust, and inspire them with an adequate sense of duty. As for the Bar Association. Its ftiiiet ion is to keep up the  fiction that lawyers as a body tire public-  spirited citizens. lis own members are  about the only persons who profit financially by the security enjoyed by :he residents (if Murderers' Bow. Arthur Mc-  JOwen in Salt Lake Tribune.  Tragic Death of a Brave Man in a Desperate  Fight with "Wolves.  Aii experienced hunter and explorer  mimed C. C. Kiimioiis arrived in Superior,  Wisconsin, hist Tuesday from the Hainy  Itiver country. Mr. Fmnions litis been iu  the north for the past three months, making explorations along Ihe Canadian  boundary. His lips are sealed so far as  information about his trip which relates  to tliecountry through which hehasmade  explorations is concerned. But he had a  story to toll, ttnd it was of a tragedy enacted in those far-off, dim forests. The  tale runs thus:  "The country wtis very  wild,   and   the  thought   often  occured   to  me  that   if I  should moot with an accident  my   disappearance would be tts complete a mystery  as if I should suddenly be transported  to  the planet Jupiter, for   I   would  never be  discovered.    It  wtis  my  sad  pleasure   to  find,   however,   the   blanched skeleton of  some  unfortuimte   fellow   who   had   pre-  coded me to the heart of this wilderness,  and who met with   death  in  its most terrible form.    But 1 will not anticipate.    I  wtis following one  of the small  streams  tributary to Rainy river, when 1 suddenly  came   upon   a   half-completed  log cabin  sitmitod in an opening in the timber.    J  saw tit ti glance that it wtis deserted, and  now    my   interest   and    curiosity    were  aroused  by  this  unexpected evidence of  former     explorations     in     this     neighborhood.     The     cabin     was     built     of  hewn  logs of  a small size and   chinked  with  mud mixed  with gravel.    1 should  judge  the cabin had  been erecfed early  last spring and deserted soon after, or, in  fact, before it had  been fully completed.  1  lifted  the hitch  and the floor opened  readily,    it was a typical settler's home.  There was a rude fire-place and a frying-  pan.    A table stood  in the center of tne  room, and upon it were a tin plate and a  knife and fork.    A compass hung upon a  nail, and a packer's outfit reposed in one  corner.    The  pack  wtis nearly now, and  upon  one side of  it  wore printed, with  some attempt n.t art, the initials 0. A. M.  1 am thus particular about details, for beyond  the initials   upon the pack 1  found  nothing to establish the identity of this  man  whom J   shortly  after ascertained  mot his death in a.s desperate a. battle for  life as over man had.    1 went outside the  cabin  after my  investigation  of  the interior, fully satisfied that something out  of the ordinary had befallen the man who  had occupied it.    Under ordinary circumstances,   if he  had .decided  to  quit   the  place,   he  would   have  taken   his'..pack.  Here was a mystery, and I was determined  to solve it if possible.    It was easier than  anticipated.     Leading into  the forest  to the south was a slight trail almost obliterated, but still discernable to the prac-.  .ttced eye of a woodman. I followed it for  a distance, about ten rods I should think,  when I emerged into another small opening. Here I made a startling discovery.  Directly in my path lay the skeleton ot a  large man. Near by lay a Winchester  ride with a broken stock, and close beside  the skeleton lay a broad-axe with a very  rusty blade. Within a radius sixty feet lay  the skeletons of nine large timber wolves.  It required only a. moment for me to  grasp the story of the mail's terrible fate.  The scene was'like an open book. He had  been attacked by wolves and overpowered  by numbers. That he had sold his life  dearly was evinced by the skeletons of  the wolves. I soon became convinced  that the battle had not commenced where  the skeletons were found, and in this I  was right. I followed the trail still further and found the skeletons of four other  wolves, but each wtis some distance from  tiny of the others. Those must have been  the first of the wolves to die, and had been  killed by the rifle. The man was evidently  making for his cabin as quickly as-possible tind covering his retreat with his  ride. It appears that the wolves were  desperate, however, ttnd within ten rods  of his cabin and safety he was compelled  to make a stand and fight for Jiis life  against hopeless odds. His ride wtis  empty of cartridges when found, and it is  evident the man had retained his axe  throughout the early part of the fight in  anticipation of this hist desperate rally.  The man must have fought like a demon  in that moment of his dreadful extremity.  J lo must have been conscious when he  resorted to the axe thtit his days were  numbered, and thought only of selling his  life tis dearly as possible. A dozen wolves  is a poor price for a man who can fight tis  this one evidently could. All alone in  this gloomy forest perished a man whose  identity may never be known. He must  have friends somewhere, however, and it  may yet be revealed. The incident must  have occurred early last spring, when  hungry wolves travelling in packs, do. not  hesitate toattack man. They are terrible  brutes when emboldened by hunger, but  ordinarly they are sneaks and seldom permit themselves to be seen by men."  e tan-  never  things  ' V   no  Do Your Work Well.  Half the people in this life ma!  tires of their careers because they  cultivated the habit <>f doing small t  well. In his secret heart probab _  man thinks his ability has ever been recognized at its true worth. He is employed at small tasks, working for small  pay, when to his mind he ought to be  doing great things, getting high wages.  Nine times out of ten, perhaps, the man  who thinks this neglects iu consequence  the small, humble task he is set to do.  He despises the business that brings him  bread. He gets only cheap wages; there-  fort! he will give cheap work. He is discontented, he is unhappy, he is ready to  strike, or even to slight his tasks t,<> the  extent of cheating his employer as far tis  he dares without, getting himself discharged. By and by he does get discharged. Then he rails at late tind rich  men worst; than over. No man ever succeeded in life who did not put his conscience into his work, whatever it was.  If you agree t.o perform certain labor in  return for certain wages, how-over small,  you have sold your time tind ability. Do  that work the best it can be done. Form  the habit   of putting the  best of yourself  elson Hotel  Dining--Room  is now iiiuloi' tlie iiiiumsoinoiit of  CTO_E_ElNr IF1. GhIX__E_.  (liitoly stuunril on the sluiimur Xelson).  From this time on an etli'i-t will he made to make the  Nelson a resort for business and mining men, as every-  Ihiiif,'olilainahle in season will he procured.  Kates���Single meals, 50 cents :  day hoard, ��8 a week.  Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.  (Bur d'Alene  HOTEL  JOHN F. WARD  MANAGER.  FRONT STREET  KASLO, B.C.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  T___Tleland  HOTEL  Front Street,  Near the Steamboat Landing,  KASLO, B.C.  Devlin & McKay, Props.  TIIK HKST  THK  Ct'lSIN'K.       TIIK HKST HKIl.S.  HKST OK KVKKYTIIIXO.  rand Central  HOTEL  Corner  Front  and   Fourth   Streets,  KASLO,   B. C.  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  Stittfi* leaves (iranil (Vntnil for Watson. Hear l.nke City,  Three Forks. New lienver and all points in  tin.- Kaslo-Sliiean district.  PALACE  HOTEL  into all you do.    Work with enthusiasm  over tlie small tasks that are your lot at  present, always in hope thtit greater ones-  will come to you by and by.    They -will be  sure to come.    .Mtiny a time the small task,  done  conscientiously  tind   with   enthusiasm,  itself affords the  very clue to the  greater task and the larger remuneration.  But it is absolutely certain that no man  who lmd not the habit of doing his best on  whatever work he is engaged will ever fill  any high place whatsoever.    Jt is not in  the books that he should.   Let us always  be on the lookout for grander opportunities.    Life would not be worth living except  for  that.     But let us tit the same  time strengthen   ourselves   to   seize  the  great opportunity when it comes by making the most of our .small opportunities.  It is the only way.    It is the meaning of  the saying:    "Unto him that hath   shall  bo  given."     Know   this:     Iu   the   grand  roundup  each    individual   conies    much  nearer getting just what'he deserves than  is generally supposed.  They Paid for  the WecUlin��- Trip.  .About two weeks ago in thtit reproduction  of Charles  Dickens' famous   White  Morse Inn  at Chicago a party of young  Pittsburgers silt with  gold-lined pockets  sipping the amber fluid from  stein's and  chasing large chunks of indigestion in the  shape of welch  rabbits  iu  that part of  their  system   where  it   would   do  most  luiriii.    In this inn, as in the original, they  luive lovely barmaids, lovely l<_nglish btir-  maids, with a South Chicago accent, and  the one waiting on  these young bloods-  let's call her Janet, for convenience sake--  was probably the   loveliest of  them  all.  She had   the most   fetching  brown eyes;  wavy hair of darker hue, cherry lips, rosy  complexion, so  rosy  that you  would aims t think tliedruggist had had something  to do with  it.  tind  a  figure of willowy  grace.   Of course every one of the five���  there were that many in the party���fell  in love with her, and no matter what size  bill they gave in payment  for drinks  it  was  always,   'Manet  keep the   change,"  and  by the time they were ready to  go  Janet had kept just $22.30.    When  they  arose and had taken their first unsteady  step she was till tears, and to their "Well  slice you "morrow," she sobbingly replied :  "I hope so."   Tomorrow came and   again  the bloods were on  the scent,  but Janet  was not.     Inquiry brought out the  fact  that she had  eloped   with a poor,   but a  sensible man.   Why he Wore a Beard.  Saint-Foix, the I-Yench poet, had a large  income, but was always in debt. He sat  one day in a barber-chair, with his face  lathered and ready to be shaved, when  one of his creditors entered the shop. The  man sa,w Saint-Foix and demanded the  money due him. ''Wont you wait until I  get a shave?" quietly-inquired the poet.  "Certainly." answered the other, pleased  at the prospect' of getting the money.  The poet made the barber a witness to  the agreement'and'then calmly wiped the  lather from his face. He wore a beard to  his dying day.  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and "Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  IS SlJI'l'UKl)  I.INTI)_ OK  THE   BAR  WITH  TIIK HKST 111  WINKS, LIQUORS,  \NDS OK ALL  ���\NI* CIGAKS.  Corner  Front  and  KASLO,  Fourth  B. C.  Streets,  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  i-ROPK.IETOK.8.  Special Attention to Miners.  International  HOTEL  Corner  of West Vernon  and Stanley Streets  NELSON.   B. C. .  First-Class in Everything1.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor for  Ladies, and the Rooms are Furnished Newly Throughout.  THE TABLE is not Surpassed by  any Other Hotel in the Kootenay  Lake Country, Being" Supplied  with the Best of Everything-.  JAS. DAWSON & B. CRADDOCK,  PROPRIETORS.  THE BAR  Is Stocked, -with Choice Imported and Domestic "Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  AUK (JONVK.VIK.NT AND  COMKOUTAHLK.  THE TABLE  IS TIIK    HKST   IN   THK  ���MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ^__Y_2_r__ING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST  WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS  IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention to Miners.  ROOMS KIl:.ST-.*LA.-*S.  RATI-'.*-- MOIiKKATK.  HE  GRAND  HOTEL  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  TIIK CI.O.--KST IIOTK1,] THK BAIi CAKI! I KS TIIK  in Nelson tn I Ik; rit'.-iim- i Hci-t Hnuiils of Lit|-iurs  liont   l-uulitiK. I mill <'ipi>'-.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is ono (if tin; Iicsl hotels in Toad .Mimiiluin district, !-.::-i  Ik thu liciuli'imrl'irs for pro^ix-cLur*-. imtl  working   miners.  MA LONE    6c    TREGILLUS,    Props.  m  _.*  !>*i, -,  *������.(,-.*  ���ii"..1 :���  i * ���>.".'  *���-��� i-*��  -   "- -*C"/ "T- f.  "v.*"  ^Vfefe_-i THE  TRI-iB'tlNEi-VMLSON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER -M,  189*  o.  MINING IN NORTHERN KOOTENAY.  ' ��� I'liiitiitiu-il frnn'i i-'irM l':ii.i..  had some rennirkablv tiicn <iiiai-tz from 'his  OleBull claim. '���':,���'  Jt i.s more than probable that in many  places oil the river''bank between -Hev-  elstoke' and the Big Bend hydraulic  mining might very proiitably be var-  "i-iecl..'oii as���. wa.toi* power is so plentiful, Tar in excess of that found on the  Fraser. This point' .nia.y prove well  ���worthy of consifleration. >Vt suc-h viuy  low water as now exists, some of the bars  might be most profitably and easily  worked, and the whole districtis well  worth the attention- now beginning to be  shown it,'though'as in ail nuiiiug ventures (-Iess:,.-:o bowevnr in.���(.his country  than in others) every niiner does not, immediately become a millionaire.  We  cannot   close   this article  without  reference   to   tlie  eiiorniotis value of   the  district.,   one    company  acres   and    another    _.V  growing timber,   -which'  of    tlie     tiew    railroad'  abundant/   employment   in1  sending  it down   the  river  timber in t he  having :_5(i.()00 _  square miles of  (in completion  will afford  cutting, am  to Arrow lake. Here seems to bean opening for more than one good sawmill on  the route: and as each additional industry  started is a benefit to the district, we niay  A'ciitiire to hope that some capitalists will  see their way clear to put down the necessary plant.  rt is confidently reported and generally  believed that the government will spend a  large sum of money on the improvement  of the Big Bend trail, next spring, it is  perhaps too much to hope for a, wagon  road yet. but any money spent in opening  up bliis district will bring largely increased  revenue, and so prove a- profitable investment.   -1-  THIS    WEEK'S     NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  aged poor, which is further -illustration  of tbe permeating influence of socialistic  '.movements. Now we have another .pro-.  posal of 'socialism in the suggestion that  the state should provide medical men,  free, of cost, for the.''poor. JMedicine Tor  the body is just .-is important as medicine  for the .soul in the social scheme, and, indeed, of more 'importance; for whereas  everyone can supply to himself an .unlimited amount of spiritual medicine, few.  without the aid of the apothecary or,the  medicine man, can minister to the physical ills of the body. It is proposed that a  medical incumbent at a fixed salary shall  be appointed in every district of 8(),(XX)  people, .whose duty it shall' be to attend  to any person, not a-, pan per, resident in  that district. This, would really interfere  very lit.tie with tlie gentlemen'who at  present, practice medicine. .Many of them  arc; attending to the wants of the poor at  no larger leliiunei'iiLioii than one shilling,  including medicine for each interview'.'  The fixed stipend 'which would be given  to these appointed medical incumbents'  would really exceed what these persons  are at. present earning. The additional  advantage of such a system would be that  it would deal a death blow at the Quackery which now nourishes in our midst,  and would be the cause of remedying  many abuses connected with the hospitals.    Such  a. system  might be started  f'  (Thu csliilo of .AI'-Kiiclir'-ii & Co. in li(|iii(liil.ioii.)  C!. A. I'ijjelow & Co., Nulson���(Jliiuiau in lulvorlisi:-  uicnl.  The Hull Mines, Liniilud. Xulson��� Not k:i! of priviiti;  bill.  lik'ltiird Stuokuy, Xolson -rilciini sii-ili -mil door fnctory.  .lullti Kllinl, Nolsi'ii-Noliro of priv-iii- hill.  I'i'oviiic.iiil sui'i-ctury.   Viuiorin - I'racliiiiiiitiun i-inivi-ii-  llllf  IliKI-'Iilllll'L-.  (.!. O. I'liiOiiuiiin, Kaslo    llotol for side.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The first passenger train out; of Nelson  on thu Nelson & Kort, .Shoimnrd -���iiilw.-iy took 2:', payin.L-  Iuissi.'iUj'im-s from Nelson anil 5 from Kaslo.  The  rotary snow-plow that is used   to  k<!op tho Nelson & Kort Sliuppard railway open iloi> ils  work Iik_ :i lhiiii,'of life, ll lliroun snow fully lifty feel  ���tuny from Lin; I rank.  The secretary of the Hoehe*-ter Academy  ut KuLlle Knlls, Wasliin;rton, write*- TiircTmncNi-, iindi'-i1  ilulc of the 1st : "I liojus some of your kootenay yiiimi;  jieople limy tind their way to our new school, wfiieli lias  opened wil.li a liiryi! miniher of pupils."  -Mayor (Jreen of Kaslo came down today  on the Ainsworl h. and before rei.iii'iiin-,' was .shown, for  the luuidredt.li time, tlie niee cushioned chairs iu I lie  l'Diird of trade room.  l-'rank Ilea}), who has a general store at  ** Hifcr Jam " on upper Diicau river, write.- to a friend al  Xelson. under date of (he Illh instant. Ilial he will he  down "in the world " aloiiK in I'ehruary. At tliisseason  ii man mi-dil as well lie on Hie headwal'er- of the Yukon  ���is on the iippor I'iincaii.  K. H. Atherton. Watson's rustling nier-  eliant, liudn't, lime to re'iniin over night, t.liu last time he  was at. Nelson (lids week). He reports I liree feet of snow  al Hear lake.  ���Kd Baum has- fixed up his Mammoth  hotel at. Kaslo into a veritable mineral palace. The walls  are covered wilh crushed K'-Ji-'ii'-, while on the reditu? are  the names of prominent, Sloean mines, tlie letters being  formed by small pieces of ore  from the claims named.  The   boys   -wintering at iMaryville,   on  the east shore of Kootonay lake, killed several caribou  week before last.   Tho animals were very poor.  North port News,  1-1 th:    "Fred  Hughes,  of the linn of Hughes & Ilirecn. New Henver, Uritish  Columbia, is in the city lookingover the situation. He U  fascinated with our little town and its prospects, nnd  after visiting Mrs. Hughes and children in the old homestead in Kith-haven willreturn and take his chances with  us."  The annual Christmas tree of the Nelson Sunday School will he held in flu; Presbyterian  church on Saturday evening at. half-past 7 o'clock. A  s'lort programme by I lu; children will lie provided. Any  person wishing to put presents on for friends may do so.  A'l are cordially invited. A collecti. u will be taken up to  defray expenses.  There will- lie a turkey shooting-match  on the shore of the outlet, below the ('oliinibia. & Kootenay railway round-house,at half-past I o'clock Saturday  afternoon.  '".jack" Gill is preparing to spread liiin-  self on a'Christinas dinner. It. will be served at his din-  iiig-rooni in the Nelson hotel at f> o'clock iu the afternoon  of Christmas day. Kverything, all for the small sum of  75. cents.  The Columbia, is reported rising at  l.'evelstoke. owing to recent rains, and were it not for the  ice'jam at the "wigwam." the steamer l.ytton could run  through to Ilevelstoke. At Nelson the weather is mild  and less than six inches of snow remain.  "Billy" Perdue brought in a bunch of  beef cattle from Kettle river this week. He reports deep  snow on Kettle river, but stockmen prepared lo feed  their stock. The cattle were crossed over the Columbia  at Sayward and driven to Nelson along flic track of the  Nelson & Kort Sheppard.  Alderman   Ivane  and  alderman  Devlin  of Kaslo were in Nelson on Saturday and Sunday. Hoth  said that iiiciirporafion had been a good thing for Kaslo.  and that tlie sooner Nelson got. in line the better it would  be for both the town and the people. Tliey gave figures  to back up their statements.  .). Fred Hume and Bruce Craddock have  returned from their hunting trip down mi Slocan river.  One day they followed a deer spoor t wenfy miles, and returned at nightfall without getting a slmi.  THE   SOCIALISTIC   MOVEMENT.  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  THK I'KINCII'AI. IIOTKI, IN TIIK CITY OK KASI.O.  This house occupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished.  Arrangement-- have been made by which the lotscan  be -.old with Ihe house. The house has been running  eight months ami lias clone a paying business, and which  by good management could be greatly improved. Kor  terms and particulars apply lo  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Assignee.  Kaslo. H. C. December ISlli. IS':'.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND BOOR FACTORY  SASH. IKIUI'S. AND WINDOW  KHAMKS  ..\I.\DK TO OI'DKI*.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TUIJ.NIN... SCKKACINO, AND MATOIIINt 1.  Orders from  any Iowa   in the  Kootenay Hake country  promptly attended to.    Oenernl jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Slieppard Bailway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A. M ...  ...NKLSON.  .Arrive 5:40 P.M.  Commencing December tilth, 18'.''. on Wednesdays and  .Saturdays trains will run through to Spokane, arriving  there at ;">:.'ill I', li. same day. Returning will leave  Spokane at 7 A. II. on Tuesday's and Kridays, arriving at  Nelson at ;">:l'l 1'. M.. making close connections with  steamer Nelson for all Kootenay lake points.  Socialism is Railed Against, but it i.s Making  Headway.  An   IOiitflish   paper s.-iys   tin;  elasscs   in  th:tt  country  ;u*o  cither so  enj-Tossi'd   in  th-ir own iifVi-ii's. or in  tho selfish pursuit,  of   pleasure   that.   I.hey   seem   iinalile   to  take cognizance  of ihe commonest,   facts  of   their   political   ami   social   existence.  They rail, for instance, a I,  socialism, as il'  hull' the institutions of that count ry were  not already socialistic,  such  as the  pest  office,    boards    of    gt ai'lian-.   tlie   Irish  land   system, the   Scotch  ciol'ter  system.  free  elementary   education,   the   Kngli-.li  allotments a iu I small holdings system, ami.  last, and  not interior  in importance, t he  system ol' state religion.    With reference  to tho established church of Kngland. the  state provides a  free religion for tbe u--e  of all who like to avail  themselves of it.-  service.    It   is.   therefore,    wonderful   to  find many of t he clergy denouncing soeia I-  ism when  they themselves   arts   ministers  ofa great socialist ic  organization.    Furthermore, the government, is about, to consider with  favor on a .scheme for the nationalization  of  mines,   and   scheme*   for  tbe nationalization of railways have been  frequently discussed,  not only in  parliament,   but  by   responsible  govei nmenls.  The new Employers' Liability bill is really  ���-mother insd-mce   of state  socialism, ami  at   present  there  is a   royal commission  Considering  how best to provide for the j  IE-    IDE^^IONE-ST-  'i       CANADA.  I'l'dVINCK  OK   III'ITISII   COI.I.-.MHIA.  To our faithful the members elected to serve in the legislative assembly of our I'rovince of British Columbia at  our City of Victoria���('rocting.  A   I'I'<>'.'I..\.\I.\TIP.V.  Ti'ikoiioi-i-: D.vvu*:. I "VXTHKIiKAS we are desirous and  A l torney-< ieneral. /   vv     resolved, as soon as may be,  lo meet our people of our Province of Uritish Columbia,  ��� and to have their advice in our legislature:  Now know ye. that for divers causes and considerations,  and Inking into consideration the ease and convenience  of our loving subjects, we have thought, lit, by and with  the advice of our executive council of tlie I'rovince of  Hritisli Columbia, do hereby convoke, and by these presents enjoin you. and each of you. that on Thursday, the  eighlce'iith ilay of tlie month of .laniiary. one thousand  eiglif hundred'and ninety-four, you meet us in our said  legislature or p.irliament of our said I'rovince, al, our  ('ify of Viol ui'ia. for the dispatch of business, to treat, do,  act! and conclude upon those things which in our legislature of the I'rovince of Uritish Columbia, by the common  council of imr said Province, may. by the favor of Cod. be  ordained.  In testimony whereof, we have caused those our letters  to be made patent and the great seal of the said Province to be Hereunto allixed: Witness, the honorable  Ivlgar Dewdney. lieutenant-governor of our .said Province of Itritisb Columbia, in our City of Victoria, in our  said Province. Ibi-, foiirleentli day of Doceniber, in the  year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and  iiinety-three. and in tlie lifly-.-cvonlh year of our reign.  liv co'miiiaiid.  ���IA1IKS HAKI-'I*. Provincial .Secret a ry.  PRIVATE  BILL NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given ! tint at tbe next, session of the  l.cgislal lire uf the province of Uritish Columbia application will lie made for the passage of a private bill authorizing t lie a pplicanls lo I'op.-lnii'l. opera I e, and main I a in i:  M'-lciu of railway, tramway, or aerial tramway, to be  o'pi-iatcil by r-leain. electricity, or gravity, for I he purpose  nf carrying piis.-nigiT-. freight, and ores from a point at  or near New I ten vor lo I In' Aliiiiiiiain Chief, Slocan .Star,  Alpha, r'reddie Lee. Him- I'ird, lioiianza King. \Vashing-  Imi. Dardanelles. Wellington, and any oilier inine or  mines within a radius of tlflecn miles of New Denver, or  In Three fork.-. Silverton. Hear Lake City. Watson,  Seal on, or any other town or towns within a radius of  lifli-eii miles iif New Denver, in West Kootenay dist riot :  al.-i.i to construct, operate and maintain works for supplying anv mine or mines, or town or towns, wit bin a radius  of 'lift eeii miles of New Denver, with electricity for lighting. Iical ing. or ol her purposes, or I'or.-upplyingaiiy mine  or mini's, or loun or towns, wilhin a radius of lifteen  miles of New Denver wit li water for lioii.-ehold uses ninth er purpose.-: and al-i> I ii lake and u^<: from Carpenter  creek and il - tributaries so much water of the said creek  and I I'iliut.'iries as may be necessary to obtain power for  generating electricity lo be used for thcubnve-ineiilioiicil  sy,-t em or purposes, or for ol her works of | he applicants;  w it 11 power lo I he applicants In construct, and main tain  buildings, creel ion-, raceways, or other works in connection Herewith ("I- imprin ing or increasing the water  privilege: mid al-n lo enter in and expropriate lands for  a .-it !��� for |in�� cr-hoiiscs. right-of-wny. and for dams, raceway-, or such other works a.--hall In: neces-ury; also lo  cri'i't. con-1 riicl. and main to in all necessary works, building-, pine-. Pol'--, wires, appliance-, or conveniences nec-  c-.-arv Inr I lie purpo.-i'- of I he applicants.  .lollN   KLLIOT. Solicitor for Applicants.  New Deliver, ll. ('.. December |i;th, |.s:i:{.  PRIVATE  BILL NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given Hint at the next session of the  l,egi-ln.l lire of I frit isli I 'olnnihiii applical ion will he made  for the pa--age of a prhale hill aul horizing The Hall  .vliiii". Limited, I" construct, equip, operate, and maintain a Iriimwa) from Ihe Silver King mine to a po lit at  or near Nel-on, iu West Kootenay di.-lriel : mill, also, lo  enii-i met, ei|iii|i. operate, and maintain coneenlral ing,  electrical, and smelting work- for mining and for other  purposes. TIIK HALL JUNKS, LI.MITKD.  per II. K. Ci'oiisdnile, Agent.  Daled. December __*��tti. IS!��.  on the basis of half the money beinj-*- subscriber by vol tin tai-y effort, the other half  being1 provided, by tho government. The  boon to the poorer and more helpless  classes would be inealeiiluble.  On Business and Pleasure Bent.  George Arthur Bigelow, merchant, W.  S. Jones, customs .collector, and (..eorp-o (J.  Tunstall, Jr., agent Hamilton Powder  Company, are.bfT 011 trips to various sections of tlie outside world. Mr. Tunstall  litis gone to Victoria, on business connected  with his company, and will be back in  Nelson in three.weeks. Mr. Jones i.s off to  Halifax, Nova Scotia, on a vacation trip,  and .will not be back until spring. Mr.  JJigelow is "a way on business for his firm,  and before returning will visit Victoria-,  Donald, Winnipeg,'and .Montreal. Neither  of the three will neglect to sound the  praises of Kootenay on the outside, but  in sounding the country's praises neither  will neglect the good things that till good  men in Kootenay hanker after.  ��  W. F.  &  CHEMISTS and  :      DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of thu leading lines of  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description  A largo and complete stock of  WALL PAPER  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  james Mcdonald & co.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Carry complete lines oi" T\ir-  niI lire, sis well as niaiiut'acl.iire  eveey grade of Alut tresses.  They also carry I'iunos anil  Organs.    Uii'lortiikiug. ���  You Want to Save Money  You can do so by purchasing your  supplies from us.  We pay cash for everything* which  enables us to sell at lowest rates.  Hudsons' Bay   Company.  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGENTS FOR Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers, Walkerville, Ontario, and Fort  Garry Flour Mills, Manitoba.  W.J. WILSON.  EAT Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver same ut any mine  or lauding in   the   Kootenay Lake country.  We are making ready for a dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  a  GENERAL MERCHANTS.  In anticipation of the increased demand for g-oods that will follow the  opening' up of the famous Silver Xing' mine, and having* implicit faith in  the future prosperity of Kootenay in g-eneral, and of Nelson in particular,  we have been steadily increasing1 our stock, and have at present the most  complete assortment of general merchandise in the interior of British  Columbia.     Call and see us and compare prices.  DRY  GOODS   DEPARTMENT.  TOILET SETS, ALBUMS, Etc.  Complete Assortment of Xmas Cards to Arrive About  first -D__:o_i]___:_3__:_��.  Usual  Staple  Stock of Music and Stationery  ___.T   CLOSEST   PRICES.  TUB-STEB    _B_R,OT  EIE_S.  FEO-TT  STEEET,  KASLO.  Clothing, Dry Ms, Boots, Shoes, tones, Hardware, Iron and Steel,  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,  AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED  WITH   SUPPLIES.  __sr:E_"W" _D._B__srv_E._R  EEYELSTOKE  __._sr'_3    J_T___.3E_:TJS_P  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  mers .  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  MEAT MABKET.  BURNS, McINNES & CO.  wlinlc.-.ilc iinil ruLiiil ilt-iilLTs in stock mill clrussod  nidiits. have iipiniL'il in the Hiirrett block. West  Hiiki.'i* stici't. N lOI.HON, unci mo piopm-cd lo  furnish, in nny f|M:mt it.v. Iicuf, pork, mutton.  VL-iil, liiicon, nnd hum. ut tlM-Iowcslrpossiblu price  FOR  CASH  ONLY.  Orders   Promptly   Filled.  Just received a consignment  of Fall and Winter Scotch Suitings and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.  IF.  JT.   SQUIRE,  Corner Ward nnd Maker Streets.  Gloves, Moccasins, Overshoes, Overrubers, Mackinaw Shirts, German  Socks, Shirts and Underclothing, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,  and the finest and most varied lot of Fail and Winter Suits, Vests,  Coats, and Pants ever shov/n the public in the Kootenay Lake country.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  !  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  0R___3_*_._?__   _-_.I_l_0"Vvr_i:i-    --OR   G-OOD   33 XT 11_ ID IIST (3-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and R0BS0N.  FOE   PEICES,    _v!n___?S;,    I-TO-,   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Views of the best local and provincial  scenery mounted on Christmas Cards can  now be procured at NEELANDS BROTHERS',  West Baker street, Nelson, where, also,  Steel Engraving's, Photogravures, Artotypes,  Etching's, and Lithographs will be sold at  cost for the next twenty days. Mouldings  for Frames and Picture Frames  for sale.  JEWELRY   FOR  LARGE   STOCK   AND   LOW   PRICES  ENT  Nothing is so treasured as the holiday gift from a distant relative or friend, and  no gift  is more appropriate than the fanciful works of the Jeweler.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Houston Block,  Nelson.  ^HfflBra-*^^  f*#��M&  m  w  _*  > ___,���_���  UP**.**  r'rh:fc .


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