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 East anb West Kootenay  Have   Better Showings  for Mines than  any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  Capital anb Brains:  Can   Both   be ��� Employed   to   Advantage   in  the  Mining. Camps of East and  West   Kootenay.  FIRST  YEAR.-ISTO. C.  NELSON",  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER  20,   1802.  PRICE  TEN CENTS.  rp  BUT FEW CHANGES ARE NEEDED.  THE    MINERAL   ACT   SHOULD    NOT  AMENDED  OUT   OF   EXISTENCE.  BE  Even   if  it   is   not   Perfect,  it   Has not  Been  Fairly   Tested Mineral   Land   Should   be  Held in Trust for  the Bona Fide Prospector Alone.    The next session of the Legislative Assembly begins on Thursday, January 26th.  Amendments to tlie mineral act will, 116  doubt, be offered for tlie consideration of  tlie members; but the assembly "will be  wise if it-makes few rad ieal'ehanges'iii the  present law.   Laws that are. being continually amended soon become so ambiguous as to bo past tlie understanding of  ordinary mortals, and no hiAvs should be  plainer than'those that deal with public  lands, i'or in ninety-nine-cases iii a luifi-  ..;. dred the applicant for:'land',  mineral, as  well   as   agricultural,    is   an    ordinary  mortal.   The one change needed is the requirement that mineral shall be found in  place before ground can be located  and  recorded. The boundaries of claims should  ,be moi-e plainly marked, and no ground  fJliould be located by proxy.   At.present  the'.requirement'that a. free miner can  "locate but "one claim on the same*ledge is  :  rendered a 'dead letter "by oho mail holding a number of licenses in the names of  friends, or "dead men" for that-matter.  If   the prospector was required ,to find  mineral in  place, and; make oath to tho>'  fact that he was the actual discoverer of  the mineral when recording a claim, the  "   "free miner" with licenses, in his pocket  in the names of his sisters tind his cousins  and his aunts would be forced to go out  j of business, and the sooner so forced the  '"   better it will be-for the bona fide  pros-  -��� pector.    The other day, tit Kaslo, a "free  miner" from Wallace, Idaho, boasted that  lie.Jield twenty-six licenses and that he  liatj located- two claims for each license.  ,  Unless a\country waft netted with, veins  '. plainly outcropping   oh   the "surface   no  man could  discover fifty-two claims in.  one season.   The mineral act is liberal in  its   provisions. . Any   person  from   any  country (except China) is allowed to go  /"������anywhere; on the.-public land to prospect.  -���/fbVimlneralk;; butthey should be'required  f'to.: find miue-ral before being allowed to  ���"acquire any title" whatever: to any land,  and at the same time be required to swear  that the land on which; they find mineral  is taken up in their own na'irie. ' '  Mining Notes.  lifurdoch Morrison, -and Elgin .Virden  have completed a 50-foot tunnel contract  on the.Tain 0,'Shanteiya claim on.the east  sido'of Kooteh'ay lake, .a mile'or so'above  " ��� Tlendryx!.s* Blue   Bell.-   The  tunnel   was  ^started" oh the hike shore' at high-water  V(hiark and will tap the ledge at consider-  ������'���able  depth.    It  is not   known   whether  another contract .will be let this winter,  as Mr. Irwin, the superintendent, is ab-  jsent in Colorado.  i' George C- Howe is applying for a--crown  ' ''"'grant for the Storm Cloud, a claim in Ain-  worth district.  Clark & Burke expect to begin shipping  ore from the Rico group within the next  fifteen days. Theyliave five men at work  at present, and recently had 6000 pounds  .of supplies delivered at the mine.  The parties who bonded the Wonderful  group, on Carpenter creek, a few weeks  ago are Patsy and James Clark, A.' B.  Campbell, John A. Finch, G. K. Burns, and  J. M. Burke." This isli concentrating proposition, aud will be worked as such pro-  -'''pabiy next season. /Five men are at Avork  ftmtlie winter.'    '  It is reported in Kaslo that William  Lynch has bonded the Tremont, an ex-  tension-of the Washington, in Slocan district, to W. F. KenhedyforSpokaue parties,  the consideration being, $35,000,. 10 per  cent of which was paid down.  H...D.  Sci'ibner .started .from Kaslo on  Wednesday morning 5000 pounds of sup-  '" plies for the Alamo group,'iu Slocan district-; which he.:and Jerome Drnmheller of  ���-Spokane-have bonded. Mr. Scribnei* purchased a one-half interest in the Twilight  on Tuesday'' evening.'    This claim  is lo-  r oated. ;on. {l'Welve-Mile. creek, Kaslo -slope!  -i"__S.sa-y.^*MiS,e been "had1 running from 2200  to'3800 ounces silver per ton.  ���Edward Watts, who bonded the Wellington mine for the Kootenay Ac Columbia   Prospecting  and  Mining   Company,  .leftffor  Ottawa ' to   spend   the   winter.  ,\Work will be continued at..the-mine all  winter under the superintendence of W.  G. Robb. A diamond drill will be placed  on the ground within a couple of weeks  for the purpose Of testing -this.property  to a considerable depth. Mr. Kelley, an  exiieiitdj.-i.llei*, aud his assistant arrived at  Nelson from Ottawa a few days ago to  operate the diamond drill on the Wellington'-and -other claims in Slocan district  belonging to this company. ,.  tion of mineral land a mile wide by a mile  and a half long.   First,  they purchased  the Blue Bird group, then the Rico group,  and now the Chambers group, which consists of the Chambers, Eureka, Jay Gould,  and  Wellington   claims.   The Chambers  was purchased outright and three-quar-*  ter   interests   in   the   other   three.   The  group was located hi te last fall by Charles  Chambers, Ed Becker, Tom Shearer, and  Charley Kent.   Becker and Kent had Tom  Lids ter and Jack Thompson in Avith them.  Mr. Burke has, since his first examination of the Slocan section, considered the  Chambers one of the finest mining properties  in the country, and is pleased to  ���ha've acquired it.    The Chambers vein'is  eighty feet in width, showing fine clean  ore in seams running with the vein. Work  Avill be commenced at once on develop-,  'mbnt. A'crosscut tunnel: 800 feet in length'  will be run as soon as possible to cut the  ledge 200" feet in depth.   This work will  be done by contract.    The point where  the tunnel is to be run is less than one-  half mile from Hughes's snow road at the  mouth   of Cody   creek. - Contracts -Inive  been lot to haiil in all supplies for one  cent per pound, where a few months since"  the rate to this point by pack animals was  eight cents.  OUTSPOKEN   AT   HOME.  A   SUGGESTION   ONLY.  Es-  Make the Mining Districts Smaller and  tablish Central Record Offices.  An effort is being made to create a new  mining district, with Kaslo as the recording oflice; a like effort i.s being made to  create one on the Lardo, with a recording  ollice at Lardo; and an attempt is being  made to change the recording office of  Sloean district from Now Denver to Bear  Lake City. The present arrangement of  districts might be improved, and at no additional expense either. Let recorders be  appointed for naturally bounded districts,  to suit the convenience of prospectors ttnd  claim owners; then require duplicates of  all records to be sent to the oflice of the  gold commissioner of the district, thereto  be kept on file, or "recorded, much the  same, as deeds to-land,'etc., are now required "to be sent to the provincial registry  offices. If this plan were adopted, an abstract of title to any claim in Ainsworth,  Slocan, Trail Creek, Goat River, or Nelson  ��� districts .could be procured at Nelson as  well as at. the local recording offices. It  would also be a safeguard 'against the  destruction of records by'fire, for if the  records of' a district were' destroyed,  copies would be preserved at the office of  the gqldrcpinmissioner. The local recorders7 need iiot be salaried officials; but, instead, receive a percentage of the fees collected. Recorders could be selected as  postmasters arc���from among reputable  business men.  '.If the system as outlined above were  adopted, new districts could be created  and recording offices established at convenient points at which to record claims  and obtain, miner's licenses, and at the  same time.put a stop to attempts to boom  towns by removing recording offices.  LARDO   NEWS   ITEMS.  - In spite of tlie'depth of siioav and other  disagreeable features connected with  camping out. at this time of year, sev-  eral outfits have recently gone from  Lardo on a stampede up the Duncan  river. In a measure^ this is a race to see  which Avill get a rich free gold ledge discovered there . the past summer,'.-.the  parties now out being'after extensions.  Business about the embryo town of  Lardo is-assuming such proportions that  it is necessary for a steamboat to run up  there two or three tinies a week.  1 The trail froni" the townsite to the end  of the government trail is completed and  the large frame building of the townsite  people is finished.  James Dawson of Nelson will erect a  fine hotel as soon as materials and lumber  can be placed on the ground.  The owners of the townsite are endeav-  oriug to have a mining- dh'ision created of  the Lardo-Duncan country, the recording  office to be, of course, at Lardo.  But Is He Equally Outspoken and Zealous at  Ottawa?  The following letter from F. S. Barnard,  Cariboo's member in the Dominion house  of commons, first appeared, Ave believe, in  the Kamloops Sentinel:  To the Editor: That mining machinery  should "be.placed on the free list for a few  years was, during the session of 1889,  strongly advocated by all the members  from British Columbia, both on the floor  -of the house of commons and with the  departmental heads, and with the result  that iii 1800 the government decided for  three years to admit free of duty mining  machinery of. a class and kind not niauu-  factured in Canada. The'advantages of  this have hardly yet been felt iu this province, and it is questionable whether, in  any event, the concession, restricted as it  is to mining machinery "of a class and  kind not manufactured in Canada," is of  any appreciable advantage whatever.  All machinery used in the working of  'mines should, without-any exceptions, be  placed on the free list.  .There is not an iron foundry in Canada  that does not profess either to make all  kinds of mining machinery or to be able  to do so should demand warrant it.    Consequently, it is with a great deal of trouble  that mine owners  who-desire   to   avail  themselves,   of. the   so-called   concession  succeed in getting a rebate of duty, and  then' the onus is thrown on the importer  of  proving to the custom-house   officers  that the class of machinery he is clearing  is not  manufactured   in  the  Dominion.  The mining industry should receive more  encouragement and' assistance, in its infancy, as it is, than any branch of manufacturing.   The development of our mining resources should be made paramount.  No other industry should be fostered at the  expense of that which in a few years will  be the main industry of the country; and it  will be unfortunate if the members from  this Province, when importuning the government during tne coming session are met  as we wore before with the reply:    "Your  iron works in British Columbia are protesting against any reduction or rebate of  duty on mining machinery."   It is "sufficient to have to contend with the numerous manufacturers of eastern Canada, all  of whom memorialized the government  when this question was agitated four years  ago not to accede to our demands. '   ��� '"  '' '  Tlie prospector and the mine owner in  this country are handicapped enough at  present from the import duty placed on  iead and other ores by our neighboring  government; from the inaccessibility of  our mining districts; from the'lack'of a  home market;   and from the depreciation  in .the value of silver, without having to  pay a heavy tax on an article which, the  assertions of all the manufacturers to the  contrary notwithstanding, is hot and will  not be .'manufactured in Canada for years  to come.  Until our mining resources are in an  advanced stage of development there Avill  be nothing to Avarrant the manufacturing  of mining machinery, and if mine owners  are to be hampered 'at the present time  development Avill only be delayed, and the  demand for machinery to Avork our mines  delayed in a like degree.  F. S.-Barnard.  AS   GOOD   AS   BUILT.  Shut Down for a Couple of Months.  M. Wallace, superintendent of the  Neosho, in Ainsworth district, passed  through Nelson last night on. his way to  Seattle. .He reports the Neosho looking  well; but Avork is "suspended.--uutil March  because of lack of .supplies, the keeper of  the boarding-house failing: to get in  enough to last through the winter. The  shaft is down 165 feet, and drifts have  been run 100 feet on the vein both ways  . from the shaft.. ,  ���..,,..,. .  Corralled Another Group of Claims.  By the purchase of a large interest in  the Chamber's group of claims, in Slocan  district, John M. Burke and his associates  ���have practically secured control of a sec-  The Natural Outlet is South.  Regarding the. difference in the routes  to reach the Lardo-Duncan country, and  the best Avay to bring out the ores, the  following facts will show. It i.s twenty-  seven iniles from Lardo to Hailey creek,  the centre of the Lardo country. A trail  leads to this point following the river  valley. By the other proposed route it is  thirty-six miles from the east arm of Arrow lake to the same point. It is also  necessary to cross a divide with a 2500-  foot elevation to get into the Lardo valley and travel the length of Trout lake in  boats. If the traveler by that route  Avishes to goto the Duncan m-er country,  he Avill have to come down the Lardo to  Avithin four iniles of its mouth and then  proceed up tlie Duncan river. Besides  this, the east-arm of Arrow hike freezes  early. On the 24th of November the  steamboat company, Avhile trying to take  a barge of lumber up the arm, Avere  blocked by the ice so they could not proceed. Early in the season a party of  Canadian Pacific mining experts tried to  get into the country from that side and  Avere'compelled to turn back on account  of being blocked by the snow. Another  important fact is, that no railway char-  ters have been asked for from thtit side.  All proposed railways are from the Koote  nay lake side. Take it all in all, it appears as though nature designed thtit the  riches - of the Lardo-Duncan country  should grti-vitate Avith the waters of the  two streams, and .-pour its wealth into  Kootenay hike, there to be distributed to  the markets of the world.  Treacherous Gold.  In Ingall's great speech iu the United  States senate, February 15th, 1878, he thus  handled gold: "No people in a great  .emergency..ever- found a faithful ally in  gold. It is the most coAvardly and "treacherous of all metals. It makes no treaty  it does not break. It has no friend it does  not sooner or later betray. Armies and  mwies are not maintained by gold. ..In  times of panic and calamity, shipwreck  and . disaster, it becomes the agent and  minister of ruin. No nation ever fought  a great Avar by the aid of gold. On the  contrary, in the crisis of the greatest  peril, it becomes an enemy .more potent  than the foe in the field; but Avhen the  battle is Avon and peace has been secured  gold reappears and claims the fruits of  A'ictory. In our oavu civil war it is doubtful if the gold of New York and London  did not Avork us greater injury than the  powder and lead of the rebels. It was  the most inA'incible enemy of the public  credit. Gold paid no" soldier or sailor. It  ���refused the national obligations. It Avas  worth most Avhen our fortunes Avere lowest. Every defeat ga\-e it increased A'alue.  It was in open alliance with our enemies  tlie world over, tind all its energies were  evoked for our destruction. But as usual,  Avhen danger had been secured, gold swaggers to the front and asserts supremacy."  No Danger of a Famine.  The reports in the Spokane papers that'  a genuine famine a. as likely to take place  in Kaslo caused a Trujunk reporter to  make the rounds on Christmas day to ascertain if there Avas any danger of real  suffering. Sam Green Avas found sucking  the end of a long-handled shoA'el Avith  Avhich he had been clearing off the sidewalk; Adam McKay Avas industriously  chewing a wooden toothpick; Billie  Ilireeu Avas draAving some kind of substance out of a glass through a rye straw;  Tom Roadley Avas biting viciously tit a  cigarette; avIiou Jack Whittier Avas inter-  A'ieAved he A\*as licking the gum from off  the back of a 8-cent postage stamp; Alike  Mahoney Avas in the act of taking a drink  of Avater; and J. L. Retallack was nibbling the end of a lead pencil. All the  young ladies in the town were chewing  gum. No danger of a famine as long as  the above bills or fare hold out. The reporter, after satisfying himself there avms  enough to chew upon for tlie time being,  wended his way back to his lair, to make  a dinner on black pepper and snowballs  with mountain scenery for dessert.  A Northern Pacific  Branch  to the  Kootenay  Lake   Country.  While in Tacoma last month, E. I_. Coy  effected arrangements Aviththe Northern  Pacific railway Avlicreby  it will  build  a  branch from the main line tit Kootenay  station, Idaho, to the iutoriiat'onal boundary line on Kootenay river, a distance of  sixty-four miles.    Surveyors tire already  in the field  definitely  locating  the  line,  Avhich Avill follow the left bank of Dec])  creek, striking Kootenay river thrcci and  a half miles below Bonner's Ferry, thence  along  the left bank of the river to the  line.    Mr. Coy and his associates will apply to  the  provincial   legislature   for  a*  charter  for a road from'the line to the  south end of Kootenay lake, a distance of  twenty   miles.   Should   the   charter   be  granted, Mr. Coy,   who  has had  twelve  years'- successful   experience in  railway  building,   will,   in   connection   Avith  the  Northern Pacific,   build   tin's short Jink,  and   thus  Avill ' the   towns  tind   mining  camps on Kootenay lake have direct communications with  one of the great rail-  Ava-y systems of America.   A road  that  extends   from  .Chicago    to  the   Pacific,  touching such important commercial tind  smelting points as St. Paul, Minneapolis,  Duluth, Winnipeg,  Butte,  Helena, Anaconda,   Spokane,   Seattle,   Tacoma,   and  Portland, and reaching the great cities of  the east nnd Avosfc over associated  lines.  It i.s claimed by Mr. Coy that this branch  Avill  be  in  operation   by   November  1st  next.  "Will Protect the Town from Fire.  Oti Friday afternoon the Deluge Hook  & Ladder Company met to elect officers  .for the ensuing year. John Houston Avas  elected president; I_. C.Arthur, A-ice-presi-  dent; W. F. -Teetzel, secretary-treasurer;  R. E. Lemon, J. Fred Hume, and W. J.  Wilson, executive committee; G. A. Bige-  Ioav, foreman; Bruce Craddock, first assistant foreman; and W. J. Wilson, second assistant foreman. A resolution to  the effect that the fire Avardons be requested to do their duty Avas adopted, as  wtis one that steps be at once taken to incorporate the company and acquire title  to lots 1, 2, 8, and .4, block 16, for building  purposes. The secretary-treasurer Avas  authorized to collect the amount ($250)  appropriated for the fire department by  the legi.slatiA'e assembly, and the executive committee requested to secure subscriptions from property-owners, to the  'end that-additional fire'apparatus could  be purchased. The following new members were elected: W. A. Jowett, J. A  Turner, C. Hamber, R. B. Lemon, J; Fred.  Hume, Charles Van Ness, D. LaBau, and  G. B. Macpherson.  Since the ineeting, the secretary-treasurer has collected the government appropriation, and the executive committee are  getting themselves together to do as they  Avere ordered.. Five hundred feet more of  hose and a hose cart Avill be purchased. An  order has been placed Avith Stead Ac  Keefer for a number of hooks and other  apparatus.      .  Merchants not to Blame.  If the steamboats stop, running ou the  Columbia river route, there is likely to be  .���ashortage of supplies in the lake country.  This is not because of a lack of-enterprise  on the part of the merchants, but is  mainly attributable to the customs authorities making them stand and deliver  thousands of dollars last fall for alleged  ..violations of the customs laws. The  greater part of the money had to be bor-  roAved from the banks, Who were already-  carrying several of the merchants for  considerable amounts, and they refused  from that time on to advance funds for  the - purchase of Avinter stocks. While  this may appear shortsighted ou the part  of the banks, the local managers of these  institutions are not to blame, for they  simply obey instructions from the head  offices, whose managers know little (and  care less) of the difficulties incident to the  development of new mining countries.'  there until  evening.    Occasionally he is  seen to hoist a bucket of waste, tind it is  presumed that this action i.s made necessary by the fact that lie i.s driving a crosscut   single-handed   tind   alone- and   gets  cramped   for   want   of   room.    But   the  most  peculiar thing in  connection with  this singular man is his manner of working..  Bvery two weeks he changes shifts  and works during the night time for two  Aveeks, to change at the end of that time  to day shifts.   Some of the  miners   who  were in that locality believe that the man  is an old-time miner who litis become so  accustomed to working two weeks night  and two weeks day that he cannot overcome the habit.    1-iow'the. old man manages to exist i.s another mystery.   To the  knowledge of his neighbors  he has  not  shipped ti pound of ore for many months.  Many  of the  miners believe  that he  is  working under sonic delusion, and thathe  had a dream in which ho smav rich lodges  of high-grade ore underneath the surface  of   that particular spot.    His  neighbors  hope he may be successful, til though they  are confident he is far from the ledges of  that particular locality.  Board of Trade   Meeting.  The 'adjourned  meeting on  Friday to  perfect   the organization  of a  board  of  trade  was attended   by thirty-odd  business men.   J.  Fred.   ITuine 'was called  to  the chair and John  Blliot acted as secretary.    The meeting was.addressed by It.  H. Kemp, avIio is taking an active part in  forming ti like organization at Kiislj.    He  said thtit in order to secure a certificate  under the Dominion act the town or district in Avhich a board of trade is organized must contain  a population  of 2500.  As neither Kaslo nor Nelson contain the  required population, the only thing to be  done   is   to   call    the   organization   the  Kootenay Lake Board of Trade, and have  sub-organizations in the two towns.    At  the close of Mr.  Kemp's remarks, a temporary organization  was effected  by the  election of the folloAviug officers:    R.   B.  JLonion,   president;   W. A. Jowett,   vice-  president;   A.    IL   Buchanan, treasurer:  John Elliot, secretary; and J. Fred flume,  J. A. Gilker, W. F. Teetzel. AV. J. Wilson,  and Dr.  D. LaBau tin executive committee.   Those present signing  _ho   roll   of  membership were:   F. M. -McLeod, lawyer,  J. Fred Hume, merchant, A. 11. Buchanan,  bunk manager, David LaBau, physician,  G. A. Bigelow,   merchant,  J.   II.  Bowes!  lawyer,   \V.  A.  Jowett,  real  estate and  mines. John A. Turner, book-keeper, \V.  J. "Wilson',' niea.'niarket,  John HousCon.  printer,   Thomas   Madden,   hotel-keeper!  T.  A.  Mills,  painter.   P.   B.   C.   Turner!  merchant. 0.   B.   Perry, surveyor.   E.  C!  Arthur physician, John Ilirsch. surveyor,  G.  W. Richardson,  real estate aud loans.  John Blliot. lawyer. J. W. Tolson. capitalist,  David B. Bogle, publisher, T. A. Garland,    merchant,    John Johnson,   hotel-  keeper,    William    Hanson,   hotel-keeper,  Edward   Applewhaitc,   real   estate   and  loans,   R.1  B.  Lemon,' merchant, and. C.  Hamber, insurance.'-'. The executive committee wore empowered to take any stops  necessary to effect organization under the  Dominion .act, and on motion each member Avas assessed $2, to be credited on the  ���membership fee once its amount wtis decided on.    Adjourned subject  to call  of  executive committee.  NOT   SO   BLACK   AS   PAINTED.  A     STEAMBOAT     COMPANY  DOING     ITS   ��� LEVEL.  THAT  BEST  IS  BONNER'S   FERRY   NOTES.  who  ���i vc< 1  th'ti t  over  Has Faith in Trail Creek.  Charles. Dundee, one of the boys  has faith in Trail Creek district, sir  in Nelson Tuesday night. He says  the tunnel oil the Center Star is in  300 feet, tind Avill be under the shaft in  about 75 feet more. An upraise will bo  made to connect the tunnel with the  shaft. The tunnel i.s being run on the  A'ein and its lace is in solid ore���in fact  the width of the ore-body is not known.  The contractor who is sinking the shaft  on the Le Roi i.s making good lieadwav.  Asked if he knew anything of the gold  properties on Sheep creek. Mr. Dundee  said thtit the only thing he knew personally was that some of the finest specimens lie over stiw ounio from the mines  over there; that the gold literally held  the quarts-: together instead of the quartz  holding tho gold. Between twenty and  thirty men are  at  work   in the district.  . Bonner's Ferry Herald, 2-1 th : Kootenay  river is to have another 'steamboat next  "summer." Captain Dupoy, late of the  steamer Aunerly, on the.Upper Kootenay,  is at. the head of the enterprise. The boat  is to be a fast passenger steamer to ply  between this place -and lake points. It is  to have a sliced of twenty miles an hour  and to J jo the finest A'o.ssol on''the Kootenay Avaters. It will be ready for service  early next summer. Captain Dupoy is  one of the best .steamboat men m the  country. 'We have not learned- Avhat  other, interests arc back of the scheme.  The bti i Id ing of this additional boats] leaks  well for the growth of the country. It is  said that others   will follow in the spring.  Captain 0. II. Gray of the steamer Spokane has purchased if. H. Ilollcy's interest  iu the Holly Hardware Comptiny.  The steamer Idaho camc'iip as far tis  Brownloo's last Friday a week. The captain came'up town, tind before his return  the weather turned cold and froze the  boat iu. There is some talk of trying to  skirl the boat back to the lake on the ice.  To   Give   the   People  in   the   Kootenay   Lake  Country Winter  Communication with  the  Outside,  by  Way   of  the   Columbia River.  Route.  Last Aveek Tin-: Thiijuxk criticised  the  management of the Columbia As Kootenay  Steam    Navigation   Company   from   the  businessmen's   standpoint;   this  week  it  gives the steamboat company's side, of ������  the question.    Captain   Troup,  manager  of the company, states that they are in  this country with the same object in vicav  as other business men, that is,   to  make  money.    The company,  so  far,  has   not  made money, reports to tlie contrary notwithstanding.   This   year's business-has  been disappointing, the company's, .'boats   '  running for months at a Joss.    iN'ow that  the ex]lenses of operating  boats,  to say  nothing of the  great  difficulties   to   be  overcome,   is  increased,  no  increase has  been made in the freight rates; this, too,  when  the  boats on  the  Columbia river  cannot   carry    more   than   one-fifth   the  regular cargo.   The assertion   that it is  not part of a steamboat's business to give  meals  tind   furnish sleeping accommodations is refuted  by the statement that a  steamboat's  earnings   from   that  source  are as   carefully   estimated   and   looked  for as earnings from any other source; in  other words,  that it is essentially a "pare  of a steambotit's legitimate business.  Captain Troup states emphatically thtit  no charge whatever is made for tra'nsfor-  ring ore tit the mouth of the Kootenay.  The company has one team and Mr.  Hughes two. As Mr. Hughes practically  has all the contracts for hauling ore from  the mines iu Slocan district to the steamer  landing tit Kaslo, he has undertaken to  see that it is not delayed at the transfer.  The steamboat company is seconding his  endeavors, and its team assists in transferring the ore.  The difficulties of operating steamboats  in winter are many and expeiisiA'eas compared Avith summer. At present. bocau.-,o _���  of the low stage of water, lines have to  be used at Hock island. Telegraph ripple,  and at thcuppcraud lowerTincup rapids.  A $().. coil of rope is rendered worthless in  ji few trips. Owing to the hardships that  must be undergone in lining, deck hands  arc paid higher wages. More fuel is consumed iu keeping 'up steam, and more'  time is used in making a round trip. In  summer the boats could easily make the  run from Kobson down to Northport tind  it takes till day to  A Strikingly Peculiar Miner.  Near Burlington, a suburb of Butte,  Montana,' there is-a strange character  avIio excites no end of comment by his  peculiar actions. Mo is the oAvner and  lessee of a mine, the shaft of which is  flown about fifty feet. This strange individual works the mine all by himself, and  to the people whom he meets he is tin  enigma. He steadfastly refuses to be interviewed, and, according to the Inter  Mountain, although prospectors on neighboring mines have made repeated efforts  to even get a salutation from him. they  have signally failed. Kvery morning as  reguhir as clockwork he descends into the  mine by means of a ladder and remains  Not Yet Raised.  Notwithstanding the urgent requests  sent the minister of customs tit Ottawa to  suspend the cattle quarantine regulations  to allow beef cattle to be brought into the  Kootenay Lake counfryduring the winter,  no action litis yet been taken. Thirteen  carcasses of dressed beef were brought in  this week from Northport. It is reported  that Wilson <S_ Perdue have purchased -ill  tin.* cattle to he obtained on Kettle river  ���some eighty head--~ai:d will try and  drive them in through the I." niter I States.  As long tis r-ommunica tions are kept open,  little danger need be feared of a beef  famine.    No Wharfage Charged..  This week TllK Thiiu;.vk is a sort of official organ of the transportation lines that  have their headquarters tit, Nelson ; next  week  it will  probably  lose  the job.    On  being asked  if if was  trim that the railroad company charged wharfage on goorls  handled over its  wharf, John  Hamilton,  trainmaster of the Columbia Ac Kootenay  railway, said that no charge whatever was  marie for either handling goorls over the  wharf or for the use of cars  between  the j  rlepot and  wharf.    What John Hamilton'!  says goes. I  back  in  a  day; now  make the run up.  Iu referring to the cliarge that the  -steamer Nelson leaves Nelson too early iu.  the morning, after the arrival of trains.  Captain Troup said that'most of the incoming -passengers; were bound'for Kaslo  ami the mines iu Slocan district, and ''they  naturally wished to arrive tit their destination as soon as possible. On Wednesdays the boat had to make the run to  Kaslo and back, and if she did not leave  at an early hour her arrivtil at Nelson  would be delayed until long after dark.  .As. to the boats lying at the railroad instead of the government wharf, that was  because of:the'greater convenience to incoming passengers, they going direct  from the depot to the steamer, a 'distance  of about -M) yard'v, while lying at the  government wharf would necessitate a  walk of over half a mile. No charge  ��� Avhatevor is made by the-'railroad'company "for the use of its wharf or for handling merchandise between the depot ami  tlie steamer. .-..-.-  Captain' Troup' stated there was no  truth in the rumor that -boats would stop  running on the Columbia next week.  There is a large amount .'of ���'freight at  Northport���over oOO tons���and boats Avill  be run .just as long, as the weather'permits. If the'present mild 'Aventher 'continues, the floats can be run ; on the other  hand, if cold and stormy weather like last  week sets in.the boats cannot run.  After summing up the above and. con-.,  sidering the views of the business element  in Nelson and Kaslo. TllK Tl.llU'N'K is inclined to believe that a better feeling  would prevail if the management of the  sto;i in boat company would pay more consideration to the requirements of the  business element, even if the present rate  on men-handise was increase.:! ;10  I'or the boat haul.  j ter cent  Bank for Kaslo.  The private bank of John M. Burke-ifc  Co.. at Kaslo. is ready for business tis  soon as a license is obtained from the government. If such a privilege cannot be  ser*urerl the capital will he on hand and a  general financial business transacted, as  the parties interested are here to stay.  The bank is in the Byers building, tin  Front street, which has been especially  fitted up I'or the purpose. ,lo'_ n F. Piggott  is to be the cashier. The proprietors rlo  not state tlii,' amount of capital they invest, but it is understood to be ample for  the needs of the country. A sampling  works will be erected in the spring, anil  the business carried on by the bank proprietors..           All Right Again.  Superintendent Hodgins of the water  company has been busy all week thawing  out the water mains that wore frozen by  the drainage of the reservoir. All parts  of Nelson are again supplied Avith water,  and the insurance rates will, no doubt, be  reduced at once���provided, always, that  the fire wardens do their full duty.  m  %-^it ���������>���. j 2  0-OZ_,D  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON", B. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER  29,  1892.  SIL"V_EE  X__E______ID  Of the 200 lots set apart  for local sale, over 150 have  already been sold to business men on Kootenay Lake.  To avail yourselves of the  present prices, that is, $75  for insides and $120 for corners, apply at once.  TERMS, One-Third  Casfr, Balance in 3 and  6 Months.  (Tlie Nagle-Davies Crown Grant.)  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan  The Head of Navigation at the North En  The Terminus of the Government Trail  The Only Flat Land Not Subject to Overflow and the Only Harbor at the North End of Kootenay Lake  9  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TriK TI'IIU'.VK is published  on  'I'llnr.-diiyri. by .lon.v  IfoUHW.v Si Co., and will  bo mailed   t.o subscribers  dii payment, of O.vk l)oi.f..\ii n year.    X'o subsorii lion  taken for loss than ii year.  i'KGUI_\l*   ADVKUTISI-'MKXT.S   printed ill. Mio   following  rates:    Ono inch,   if.'ili u your;   two  inches,  SCO  ii  your;   three   inches SSI a your; four inches.  SHU it your; live inolios. ��J0.-i a your; six inolios and  ovor. ul. t!iu rate of $1.50 an inch per mouth.  TI'AX.SIKXT  ADVKU'riHK.MKX'rS it) cunts u lino for  'Unit insertion aria' 10 couts ii lino for oiioh additional  insertion.    I* rl.li,  marriage, and death  notices Tree.  LO(*AI, Ol?. RKADIXt' MA'JTKl* XOTIGK.S fill cents a  line each insertion.  JOB  PUIXTIXG  at fair rates.    All  accounts  for job  printing   and   advertising   payable   on   tho   first  of  every month; subscription, in advance.  A lillAXCM OFFICIO, with Mr. II. II. Kemp in charge,  is established at ICaslo.    _Ir. Kemp is authorized to  receipt for subscriptions and contract for advertise  ments.  ADDKKSS all communications to  'rill-: Till MUX IC Xolsnn. H. C.  Managing  Agent,  These first 200 lots  and streets will be  cleared free of cost,  after which prices  will be advanced to  indemnify vendors for  cost of clearing and  other   improvements.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  "P) r_\HAU. _J.I).���rhysiciaii iind Surgeon. I'ooms ,'i  -*--'-   and   1  Houston  block,  Nelson.   Telephone  I*1.  "PAXDAU> II. ICIOMI*. IU.K.��� Examines and reports  ---V on mines and prospects. Twenty yours'oontinuous  experience. Independent of ���inj- mine or works. Xot interested iu the buying or selling of mines or prospects.  Kaslo, H.C.  Columbia Hvor and for mail contracts in  Jii.s district, his constituents would with  ono acclaim sound his praises so they  ���would, be heard over in the district ro-  ])resented by hi.-; silent ]);irtner, our own  ..John Andrew. But, in justice to 311\  .Barnard, the letter is ])i-inted in Tujo  TitmuxK, and the views therein expressed tire those of every man engaged  in the mining industry in the Province.  Tin-: officials of the Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited,  are ti trifle "sore" because their management has been criticised, and it i.s reported  they threaten to tie up the company's  boats on tho Columbia river. If the public can stand tho rates charged by tlie  steamboat company, surely the boats of  the company can be run to suit the convenience of the public. A little -wholesome criticism i.s good medicine; medicine,  too, thatsteamboatmen need occasionally.  ��tone_Block,    KASLO,   B. C.  (Notary   Public)  AND  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT  , , ...     _.~ b.-�� _ nuif-in. agent, ill. AOISOU IOI  a license lor a hotel at. Hoar Lake Citv, West lvootona\  district. W. .1. .SIMPSON.  GORMAN WKST.  Hear Lake City, Dec. 1st, IS!):.-.  APPLICATION   FOR   HOTEL   LICENSE.  ���KTOTICK is hereby given that tho undersigned inlend I       pOK Jjvo vcilvfi the little steaillOl* Galena  -*-'   lo apply beioro the government agent, at, Xelson bail license torn hmd :.i u< i ..*-../���������.-  ���*  jilyed  the  wiitei's of Kootenay lake and  river, and we venture the assertion thtit  the public had less cause for complaint  during the entire live years than they  have had during the one year thtit the  same waters have been plyed by tlie  large and well-appointed steamer Nelson.  Probably if tho management of the Nelson would quietly take "Doe" Hendryx  and ''Cap" H*iyu**ird to ono side they  would get ] join tors as to ho"w the thing  -was done.  THURSDAY  MOUXrXC- DHCKMRKR 20, 1S!)2  MINING   MACHINERY.  TJie Vancouver News-Ad vertiser, wh ich  usually discusses all questions pertaining  to mining Avith ability and lairness, does  *  not seem to understand  the question of  admitting mining machinery free, a.s ad  vocated  by   Mr.   Barnard   in   Jiis   lettei  printed elsewhere. . It says that tho con  tention "that the imposition of the duty  "causes great discouragement and  even  " some hardships to tJie miner and pros  "pector is erroneous.    Jn  the same way  " that tlie cost of getting Jiis ores smelted  " or concentrated  is a hardship on  tlie  "miner and  mine   owner,   as 'compared  " with tJie position lie would occupy if he  " could get all his gold in nuggets or his  " his sih'er in little bars of base bullion,  " the duty on mining machinery may be a  "hardship'to the miner, although in such  "an infinitesimal degree that cm a thou-'  " sand tons of ore he would find  it difli-  "'���'''" cult to say what his share amounted to  "of the sum received by the government  "as duty on the concentrator, ''mill,  or  ���-'" " .smelter  which   treats  his   ores."   The  News-Advertiser does not seem to understand that the cost of the machinery used  in reduction works in a new mining country is small as compared with the cost of  hoisting and other machinery for mine  development.    The erection of reduction  works ' is generally undertaken by'men  with abundant 'capital, and  the amount  paidin  duty would  not appreciably in-  crea-se the cost of treating ores.    On the  other hand,' the development of prospects  and.'mines  is   generally  undertaken   by  men   with    limited   capital,   and   every  dollar paid in duty on hoisting plants, etc.,  works a hardship.    The contention  that  mining machinery of all kinds is made in  Canada is bosh.   Aside from engines and  boilers,   and    possibly    hoist   reels   and  drums, the machinery for mine development is of A.inerican make.    Pumps, without which shaft work cannot be done, are  not made in  Canada.   Then  why should  the mineowner be compelled  to place his  order  for machinery   with   a   Canadian  house, when he knows well that the house  has  to import  part of." the  plant?    It  i.s  well   known  to  practical   mint'   workers  that a plant supplied  in part by half a  do//_n   makers   never  works tis satisfactorily as   one   'wholly   supplied   by   one j  maker.    Until   able   to supply complete  plants of their own  make  mine owners  should not be compelled, by the imposition   of high  duties,   to patronize  Canadian manufacturers.  ___________ar__? Commencing Dec. 19th.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY S. N. Co. Ltd.   lilil'l-KSKNTINK   The Confederation Life Association,  Thcl'hieni*- Kire Insurance Company,  Tlie Provident I'*und Accident. Company:  _i.s<i.  Tho Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester, Kng-  I;i:id, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rook breakers, stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSOIvr,   33. O-  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the .government townsite of Xelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with ii rebate for buildings erected.   The best, residential  properly in Xelson.    Value sure lo increase.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,    -:-  Mining- and   Heal   Estate   Broker, Auctioneer  and Commission. Agent,  Agent; for Xelson ami  West. Kootenay  District, or to  IXXKS & I.KJHAI.DS, Vancouver, H.C.  _^S^_JS^_��_i_Sf_S_5_E_i^  KOOTENAY LAKE ROUTE  STE.  _sr__n_so_*<r  t xr    i /-MONDAYS id   11   A.M.  Leaves Nelson- ^KV-Y.-V?-!-V>>"H-,L. "��� ���_���-.!���  Is A I'D KDA*i ii.... iit    (i A.M.  ' T-       ,      /"SUNDAYS.......at    2  I'.M.  Leaves   Kaslo rrcKSDAvs at, 10 a.m.  COLUMBIA RIVER ROUTE.  STE��    COLUMBIA  LEAVES MOUTH OF/MOXDA VS.... .at 10:30 A.M.  KOOTENAY ITH UItSI'A VS..at 10:30 A.M.  In what is locally known as "Four Mile," on Slocan lake, are some of the prospective  great mines of Slocan district: The Alpha group, the Reid & Robinson group, the Mahan  claims, the Anderson group, the Grover & Stevenson group, and more than fifty single  locations are in the camp, all carrying ore that assays Lip in the hundreds of ounces per ton.  At the mouth of Pour Mile creek is a splendid site for reduction works, where, if erected, a  smelter woliM be within easy distance of all the mines in Slocan district. The owners of the  land at the mouth of the creek have had apart of it surveyed for a townsite, and as an  inducement for the erection of reduction works will place in trust, as a bonus; one-half of all  sums received from the sale of lots Lip to $50,000. Smelting men, looking for eligible sites  for reduction works, should investigate this proposition. Por further particulars address  JOHN HOUSTON & CO.- agents for the townsite owners, Nelson, B. C.  is within a few (2 to 13) miles of every mine and/  prospect in the great Slocan district, a district in  which are located such prodLicing mines as the  Freddy Lee, Idaho, Washington, Bhie Bird, and  Mountain Wonder, and such prospective bonanzas as the Slocan Star, Dardanelles, Lucky Jim, Bonanza King, Payne, and half a hundred  others.   It is a splendid site, at the mouth of Carpenter creek on the shore of Slocan lake,  where the depth of snow is not more than it is at Nelson, seldom exceeding 18 inches.   Practically New Denver is as close to the mines in Slocan district as Nelson is to the mines in  Toad. Mountain district, and it is bound to be the SLipply point for the district.   Adjoining  New Denver on the north is the Bigelow addition, the lots of which are less'than 500 yards  from the postoffice.   The only harbor at New Denver is in front of this addition, at the foot  of Wardner street, where a wharf will be built early in the spring.   The lots are 2&xll5,  fronting on 70-foot streets.  All the odd-numbered lots.in blocks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are now offered for sale without reserve at $50 for insides and $75 for corners, and those in blocks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,  15, and 16 at S25 for insides and $35 for corners. Terms: half cash; balance in nine  months.    Apply to or address JOHN HOUSTON & CO.., Nelson, B. C.  T. .J. I'OADDKY.  (NOTAItV   I'L-liMC*.  !Y  TfT  MATIIKW (.'II'TIII! 1 K  Stone Block, KASLO.  MINES  AXD  LEAVES  NORTHPORT  7TD'KSI)AVS....iit  (*::��) A.M.  I. Kit I DA YS .. ��� ���... ..'it  0:30 A .Al.  Subject to change without further notice.  CT,.   'W-   T-FIOTJ-IP^  Xolson, December IOth, 1S!)2. Alanager.  \V. .1.  WILSON.  &  w. l'i:i:i>t;|.;.  REAL ESTATE  AT  SOI.IC AGKXT  KOI. TI1H.  Town    of  .The businos.*- centre for the ICaslo-Slooan ininoH  MA.VAOIXC.*    AOKNT     l''OI*     - -  L.A.BDO,  The key to the groat l.ardo imkI Duncan lliyer Camps.  REAL  ESTATE AND   MINES.  ssion -Merchants  and   Insurance  Agents.  Desirable Kaslo Property on Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kaslo-Slocan Mining  Properties for Sale.  Assessment Work Done and Abstracts burnished Ouisicle Parties.    Conveyancing.  OFFICE   I__T   THE    STOITE.   BTJTLDIISrG-,   DF'-^OjNrT   STEEET,   KASLO.  .V'. ''"������ :���: : ��� T___:__.. ������    " ' "  _     _     _     .     ��      ���    -^^   B    ^ ���    ..  "W-JZI-JL,    S.TT_sr    X)___IXJ-_T    ST___<3-_TIS  TO  TERMINUS  OF KASLO  WAGON ROAD,  RETURNING SAME DAY.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract, to .-iiipply mining coiiipiinies and  steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  (ir landing in   the   Kootenay  hake country.  Mr. Bakxari), who roju'esonLs Ctiriboo  in tho Dominion house of." commons,' is  out in a letter, in which he advocates the  placing of mining machinery on the free  list. If Mr. Barnard, when at Ottawa,  would only work tis hard to h;i\-e ti.'  ininiug machinery phiced on the free list,  for .say five years, tis Jie does for appro--  ���pviationa  to JmjJi*ov_ navigation on  tJio  NELSON Office and. Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  FRED. J. SQUIRE,  fr\eref)at)t      :  O-dllOr . BAKER  STREET,  NELSON,  HAS  O.V   DIKI'I.AV  A   Kl.'l.l,  HANOI' OK  Plain and Fancy ��� Woreted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Tweeds and Serges.  KAI.I,  AM)   Wr.VTKl.  (iOOI)S   NOW ON   HANI).  pbices to stria? t:e_:__ tiuvcies  a. w  Ittl.-IIAIUISON,  Xelson.  H. J. Mkai.kv,  l*-HHlO.  BlCHABDSON & BBALBY  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL"-:- AGENTS  $10,000   TO  LOAN  ON REAL  ESTATE  SECURITY.  Freight forwarded with care and despatch to any point in the Kaslo-  Slocan   District.   First-Class  Saddle   Horses   for  Hire.  STAGE   LEAVES KASLO at  7  a.m.   sharp   every   morning,   Sunday  included.     RETURNING  LEAVES Terminus of Road at 3 p.m.  "TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  Toronto, Ontario,  .MANri'-.U'TCKKH.S OK  FIRE-PROOF  BURGLAR-PROOF  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREE3T, NELSON,      -       -      .  Ourrv full lines of nil kinds of  I' iirnil lire for residences, holels,  nnd  ollices.   Alnl.lresses innde  lo  order,  am! ut, |u*iei's lower limn  eastern nnd  eonsl, iiiiiniifiiel.nrers.  TIIKV  AI IK _I.KO AOKNTS  W)|J  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs   AND   VAULT   DOORS.  Nelson   Livery Stable  I'asseiiKers and  I-ii^ii^u   IriuisfeM-ed  lo iind   from  Mn-  mil way depot, iind sleiiinhonl, luriding-.    KreiKld,  Ininled nnd.iol) leiimiiiK'lone.   .Stove  wood for sale.  ������>*��"M-SON & YVIM,JAM_ON VUOVUlK'l'OHH  Slocan Trading^ Navigation Company, Ltd.  I       l;C'ijfr^P^^^-S^��V>JB!_-gJ  t';:---^^i_r^^_-^^^-----_-_S____lSS"-a  Till! i:niii|i:iny*s Al |iiissen.^er iind frefeld sleiimei*  W.  HUNTER  .1. A. IvSTA HI.'OOIC Muster  will iiiiike rei^iilnr trips diirinic (lie winter season from  New Deliver to llie head nnd Ihe lower end of Sloenn  lake. At thu heiul of Ihe lake passengers can liike Ihe  I mil I'or Nnl'iisp, on the ( Nilnmhiu river. -0 miles distunt ,-  iind ul the lower end pne!-; ami saddle animals can always  lie ohlninod lo convey freight and passciiKTers |,, ^lociu,  Crossiinf, on the Columhia & Kooli.'tiay railway, H*! miles  (list.'int. Kor rates apply on hoiird.  Xoveinher lath, KSIti. W. C. McKIXXOX, .S'ee'y.  Columbia ��� & Kootenay Steam Navigation  Company, Limited.  XOTICK   TO   .SIIII'I'KiiS.  As it is the intention of the Columbia. & ICootenay  Steam Xavi-rat ion Company to continue running between Xorthpnrl, and the mouth of Kooleiia.v r- vet* as  late in the season as if is possible, twelve; and one-half  (l-i) cents per ion pounds will be added to the through  rule on all freight received after December Mill, in order  l.o cover extra expense of I ranst'erring; by team at the  month of the Koofonav, which i.s unavoidable during Ihe  winter months. .1.   \\\ TKOL'I',  Manager.  Nelson, December lit tt. IS!):!.  Lots  s i rab 1 e  feet  for  can 11 o w  portion  be secured in this most de-  of the city.  Lots 50 by 125  Corners  $75;  inside  $50  Terms,  One-Third down,  One-Third 6 months  One-Third 9 months.  sale  families  wishing lo build rei lileni-es cim obtain  larger lols if desired.   A   fine  stream   of   water on  the  land,  available for household  purposes.    I-'or further pai tieulars apply   to  Stone's  Building-,   KASLO  CITY.  ���EC   ^^_lSrX)_E_RSO_N'.  General Agent.  OFFICE, Victoria, B.C.  West Kootenay Electoral District.  A Court, of llevision and Appeal, under Ihe "Assessment Act, I.SNK," and amendments, will lie held at, the  Court House. N'elson, on Saturday, the I'lsf day .of December, 18!)-, at t.he hour of 111 iu Ihe forenoon.  X. KITZSTUHUH.  ���ludgeof the Court of llevision and Appeal.  I  Nelson, Decemberl*lh, 18!_. '  WORKS, Nanaimo, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS   OF  WIIOUvSAUO   MKAMOHH   IX  SAFETY FUSE DETONATOES.  Branch Office and Magazine  at NELSON.  IpGfting f owder.  ELECTHI BLASTING AFPABATUS.  G. C. TUNSTALL, Jr.,  Nelson Agent.  I THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY,. DECEMBER  29,  1892.  GENERAL   MERCHANT.  AGENT   FOR  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DONALD  A.  SMITH President,  lion.  tip*').  A.  I>l*i:ALMOND Vice-Pre-ident  K. S. CI.OUSTON General Manager  _ST__l__SO_NT   _3_R.__._STC3_C  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  British Columbia  (Incorporated by Royal Charier, I8(_.)  Capital (paid up) ��600,000     .       $3,000,000  (Wiin  p/;'.''or to in)  nerease.)  none bula rough .soldier would luive done.  Jie rose, ctiiiie o\:er to the boy, .seized him  by both ears, led Jiim thus to the door.  and kicked him out of it, exeliiiiniii"-:  "Get out.   you ��� young-   brigand!     Get  back to your liiother-'juSt as quick as you  can  Reserve Fund   -   ��220,000  $1,100,000   IIIIANI'IIKS   IX       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  iind in the principal cities in Canada.  Uuy  and sell Sterling  Kxchniitfe and  Cable Tninsfer.-  (iltAXT I'llJIJIKKClAI, .'.Mi TKA VI*I.I.I-:KS' (JUHDIT**.  availablo in any part of Ihe world.  DKAl-T.S l.-iSL*l**l>* _01.M��*T10N.-i .maiii:: io'1-o.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OK I XT HI MOST (al present I KOl'Ii PcrCent.  NELSON   13:___-_.:_���. a___.,  Cor. Milker iind Stanley Sis.  /���Nelson, H.C, Victoria, H.C  I     Vancouver. H.C. Xiiiiainio, H.C  tjp-inf-^ncj        Xew Westminster, H.C. ICamloops.H.C  I San Kranciscn, Ciihi., Portland, Ore.,  V. Seatlle.  Wash., Taeoniii,  Wash.  IiKAI)   OI'TICK:   (il)   Lombard, street,  LONDON,  I'.ng.  Agents and Correspondents  OAXADA���Hani, of Montreal iind branches;  Canadian Hunk of Commerce iind branches:  Imperial Hank of Canada iind branches.  Commercial Hank ol' '.Manitoba; iind  Hank nf Nova Scolia.  L'NITKI) STATKS-AkciiIs Hani: Montreal, Xew York;  Hank of -Montreal. Chicairn.  With ii red face.the officer returned to  his chair, muttering to Jiis companions as  he waved Jiis hand toward a jiarcy oi' the  condemned insurgents:  "Ho they have their Jieroes, then���those  scoundrels!"  STORIES   OF   JAY   GOULD.  DOBS   XvlINING   PAY?  A. Mining Man Tells a St. Louis Paper That  It Docs.  A St. Louis paper recently obtained an  interview with a well-known mining man.  I'roni which the following extracts are  taken. His references npply to British  Columbia mining districts as well as to  those he mentions: ������Whenever an investment in mining stocks is suggested,  you will hear the same silly old cry, and  be told how this man or his father sunk  thousands in a mir.e. They never speak  of how many dollars he lost iu real eslaLe.  bank stocks, railroad stocks, or home in-  .vescnieuis. I get sick and tired of hearing all this rot. and 1 defy them to show  any investment or enterprise that has  ' paid such profits as mining stocks. Take  for instance the Idaho mine of Grass Valley. California., that has not inissed paying its regular dividends for thirty years.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On iind iifler January 1st, l,S!i;S, the rale of interest on  deposils will be .'il percent, until further notice.  millions.  The  Kingston.  amounting  to  :  that  has  paid   from  $.0,000 to $-:!U.C()l) a  .month for twenty-five years.   Tho Granite  ��� .Mountain mine has paid its stockholders  ��� eleven 'miliums, more than ail the banks  in St. Louis have, paid . in dividends iu  years.    The   iMoilie   Gibson   in   Colorado  . paid  in  dividends in  USUI,one million of  " dollars, and the Enterprise, $_.0,(!()0. ( The  Aspen lias never.paid less than.ipoO.COO per  mouth, and as high a.s .*j'20').(i()0. and a total  ���of $�����(>;>.()(!().    The Hheridan-iMendota lias:  ���   paid   III .per 'cent'of its capital  in dividends, besides spending over $1(!0.000 iu  'improvements. The Seven-Thirty litis  paid over $b">0.()()0 annuallv for years..  ���The Lamnrtiue paid -pi. ()()().()()() last' year.  The A Y and i'linnie have averaged $()()(),-  (X)0 per annum since 1S77. and a net profit  of ftLKWMX/O.    The Gregory tind   Bobtail  '���group of Central Citv. Colorado, has pro-  ��� ducedover $!().()0(',0(!<) and i.s still producing, and shows work for years aheaVl.  Tlie Leadville mines have;produced since  1SN7, .���f)l<S0.5-l,.),0(,0. The output at Aspen in  1801 was '$.),&_>.0<i0. Seventy-two'mines'  in Colorado produced in 18!JO. $](i;'���r 1,7.-5-1.  not one of which appear as public companies';!.'!., listed), and so on, ad infinitum.  I   would  like to ask if any seventy-two  "enterprises-in commercial  business in the  ��� United  States  with the-same amount-of  capital  invested show any such business.  Compare the profits of railroading with  mining.    According to Poors i\lanua!._ the  railroads of the Unite'd .States tire capitalized at $l.0l(l'.2.'5:\ms.    The dividends declared   in   ISiK)   amounted    to   .*>S*;.S(>.*_<io2.  about one and three-quarter percent, per  anniiin on the capitalization against !.*> per  cent,  per annum on the capitali/.tition of  till   the  mines.    What  have  bank   presidents tind direelor.-s got to say to this showing:    Let them   figure up their puny-1 or  5 per cent, per aim tun dividends and compare.    They   may shake their heads and  look wise, but where does thegoid in their  vtui Its come from'*-   It did n't grow.   Whore  Would   they be without the work of the  minor.;. -Who supplies the gold shipped by  every "steamer to IOurope?  Do these banks  ereateit?   Simple facts will prevail:  and  the public, slow as it i.s to discover where  its interests lie, will  gradually awaken t;o  the fact of the stupidity of investing its  money in bank, ri'-ilroad and similarstocks  getting a  paltry ".'per cent, por annum,  W'hen  mines show 15 on an average, and  up  to   100   in   individual   case**.    As   for  safety, 'perhaps they can quote the superior security in mortgages iind hind.    Look  at tJie present destruction of property by  floods,  fires and   cyclones.    Vou  do   not  hear of   a single  mine  in   the category.  Mines must come to the front.    The most  conservative capitalist cannot long stand  it to see his reckless neighbor,  who owns  stock in a mine, shaking a  check  in  his  face representing a. dividend of '4 per cent  per month.    Old   money-bags  will  groan  iind writhe, and hesitate;   but he will get  there   finally.   He    can't    stand    it.     lie  wants that big dividend.    Such an opportunity for the investment'of a  few thou  sand dollars with such a prospect of large  prolits cannot be often   met with   in ordinary business, and it cannot be assumed  that what is lernied  legitimate business  possesses any greater elements of safety  than mining.    Alen  will  put their money  into tlie wildest .schemes near tit hand under the belief that there is safety in local  investments���results    generally    do   not  generally prove the case: but how many  such   enterprises, even if successful, can  show such  ii   return   on   the   capital   invested as a good niiiu*)'**   TJie former may  pay six percent per annum if exceptionally good : the. la tier very nearly that per  month���-ten times the returns oi" so-called  legitimate business, with no greater risk  or chances of failure.    If we all Jiad millions we could  manage to live.on tlie low  rate of int.rest money brings, the amount  ��� of en pi hi I compensating I'or the low rate:  but what about the man having but five,  ten or fifty thousand?    Mow is he going  to live on the interest of that capital.   lib  must go  into some business,  with all its  attendant;  risks.    One-half   of   a   capital  of fifty   thousand invested judiciously in  a-mine will pay him an interest quite suf-  licient to s  pport him.    He can  put'his  remaining'  twenty-five    into   legitimate  business,  and have a chance to compare  results.' -  WENT   BACK   TO   BE   SHOT.  to Paris in  authorities  who   were  A Very Touching- Story of the French Commune.  The order, laid been issued  1871 by the new republican  that communist insurgents  taken with arms in their hands should be  put to ..death, immediately. So writes a  French correspondent. The order was  being relentlessly executed, when, in the  garden of the l���Iysee Palace, a detachment of republican troops came upon a.  small band of insurgents. Among them  wtis ii boy of 15 years, still in short  trousers.  Tito band wa-- conducted to a. larger  party of communists destined "for execution. On the.-way 'the. 1-1-ycar-old broke  out from among his 'companions and  placed himself in front of the colonel wild  commanded the escort. Making the mili-  tarv salute with a good deal of "grace, he  said:       -   ��� ���  ''Mister, you're going to shoot me, Isup-  |.p.se?"  "Certainly, my lad." said the colonel.  "Taken'with arms in your'hands, it's all  up with you.    That is the order."  "Ail right," siiid the boy. "but see here:  1 live in Miromesnil' street, 'where my  mother is concierge in a house. She'll  wjiit for me if 1 don't come home, tind  she'll worry a great deal. I just want to  go home iind. quiet her a bit. you know;  ii'id then again. I've got my watch here:  I'd like to give it to my mother, so she'll  have as much as that., anyway. Come,  coionel. let me run home n little while. I  give you my word of honor I'll come back  to be shot."  The colonel wtis struck with astonishment at the boy's demand. It also began  to amuse him a good deal.  "You give me your word of honor, eh,  that you'll return in time to be executed?"  "My word of honor, mister!"  "Well,   well," said   the   colonel,   "this  young scamp has wit a.s well as assurance.  A rather young rebel to shoot, too!  Well,  his assurance has saved   him.    Go home,  boy."  The youth bowed and scampei-ed off.  **The last we shall see of him," said the  colonel.  Half an hour passed by; the colonel,  who was now indoors in his headquarters,  had forgotten, in the press of his terrible  business, all about the boy, whom he regarded as'having been definitely set free.  Hut all at once the door opened and the  boy communist popped in.  Interesting   Incidents  in   the   Cax-eex*   of   the  Great Financier.  Jay Gould  was a singular man in some  ways of which  tlie   general  public had  little opportunity  of judging.     Por  instance there were tinies when he would  grant asti'angera portion of his time even  when Jie was busy.    One day a young reporter Avtissent to ask him if it was true  'that lie whs interested in a scheme to buy  the Island of Cuba from Spain.    Mr. Gould  was  nowhere to be   found  and   nobody,  seemed   to have an idea as to his whereabouts.    Giving up the task of liuding the  wizard in despair the reporter walked up  Nassau street on Jiis way back to Jiis office.  Chancing to look iu  the dark shop ofa  .second-hand  bookseller  the delighted reporter saw Jiis prey seated on a stool reading a little brown book.  Gould scowled  when addressed, and in  response to the question as to Cuba, answered tartly that he had  nothing to say.  Then, as if he had suddenly changed his  mind, he asked: "Ever studv matlieinat-  icsr   -Voh."    "Like old books:-*"   -yes."  "What would you think of this'-1" and Jie  held out tlie little brown book.    Jt was an  old  copy of lOuciid.  and  across the title  page  toj) in a,   neat  hand   was   written  "Alexander    Kami 1 ton."    "There   was   a  mathematician   and   Jinancior' for  you,"  exclaimed Gould.    "What a railroad man  Hamilton would   have   made!,  .Do   you  know, young man, that in order to run a  railroad   well there is a great deal of line  figuring  to do?   look here,  I   can't talk  lo you about Cuba because there's nothing  to say. but you sit down there and I'll tell  your  paper something about running a  railroad,  and they'll say your pretty cute  to get Gould   to  t.*iIk about anything."  AVi th .that.he reeled oil' a  most graphic  account of the heavy expenses of a rail-'  road company in directions which people  did not usually .think of, and a most interesting column story it made.    "_ou can  thank Alexander  Ham il ton's   ghost   for  that interview," heconcluded with, a grin,  and.off he went with tho little worn book.  As for me I felt that I had struck a streak  of luck which I could not understand.  army of intelligence and power, and on  the other a rapidly increasing force of  ignorance iind darkness. - Africaand Mongolian Asia, are overflowing with population, while the countries of light are falling behind in point of native population.  This is ii grave'problein. The negro leaves  ton to represent and perpetuate his instincts, and taste, while the philosopher  or the educated iind liberal thinker passes  away wi hout issue. We of today may  not realize the danger, but what of the  unending tomorrow? Already the great  oil stern countries have opened their floodgates, llouring their hosts upon" our shore.-'.  They increase iind crowd out of the mart  and school and polls and church or hall,  the real representatives of American life  and .thought. It is not their being foreigners that is ti menace, but their ignorance, their barbarism, their inability to  assimilate the best thought of civilization.  If they remain a minority there is hone  that they may become civilized, but tlie  moment they become the majority they  will ask us to assimilate their thought  and return to the life and institutions of  barbarian tinies. There is more than an  imaginary danger in this, as our political  life is beginning to show.  The Old Back Stair. ���  *  Of nil tho .sports of childhood,  I know of iiiiiic so rare  As sliding down Hie. bnnislers  Of  ,. the  old  buck  stair.  I remember well (lie circus.  And tho fun it used to ln-inx:  While Wiilehiiif-' fenrless riders  A ilnshiiiK round the ring.  -    liul tliis jolly old nftriiction  Could iiever near compare  With sliding down Ihe banisters  Of  Ihe  old  back  stair.  Then I recollect the barn loft.  (.'lilicked full of clover hay;  .Mother used to send us there  'I'o pass a rainy day.  Mut I oil en stole away from thai.  And while mother wasn't there  Me sliding down tlie banisters  Of  the  old  baek  si air.  1 have grown into manhood now.  And often wander home;  Thu old folks always welcome me���  They're glad to have me come;  Unl while they're not looking  I'm templed, I declare.  To slide down ihe banisters  Of  Ihe  old  baek  stair.  f^taiirapt,  Next   Door   to   the';_Madden   Hotel,  ���    NELSON, B. C.  MRS. W. G. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  SILYEBIINt  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop.  The only restaurant in Nelson lhal keeps open  .-_���  Extensive Improvements  low Completed.  AND  ______  P-1__.l_  PRIVATE    BOXES    FOR    LADIES.  elsoi?  ALL ROOMS REFITTED  and  Reftu-nlshed.   Kinest Wines  Liquor*- nnd Oignr-  _t Tin: ii.nt.  in the Market-  Special  Attention to Miners.  Rooms First-Class,  Rates Moderate.  i^sj/^WT*  NELSON, B. C. .  -    ' JAMES BARCLAY, Manager.  Vernon Street, Near Josephine.  OPPOSITE   CITY "WHARF.    =���NELSON, B. C.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.'  This restaurant -till inantains its old established repuln-  tation fiirjjivinjj the  Sprung a Trap.  Puddle*]* (opening his puck)���"I have  here, madam, an improved rat-trap,  which "  AVoman of the house���"Wc tire never  troubled with rats."  ���'Which can also be  nuts "'  used  I'or crackiny  BEST   MEAL  IN THE  KOOTENAY  LAKE  COUNTRY.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay  Its gnosis thus obtaining splendid   *  Views of both mountain and rivn*.   ���.-  The Eooins  AUK CO.-llKOKTAIll.K  I.V  SIZK*  The Table"  IS  TIIK   HKST   IN   TIIK  M0l*.NTAI.V.S.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE   BAR  IS  FIRST-CLASS.  We never use nuts of any kind  Mere I am, mister!" lie exclaimed.  I  saw mamma, told her, gave her the watch,  and kissed her.    Now I'm ready!"  Then   the colonel  done   what  perhaps  ���Mi". Gould had an experience on the  Central Branch railway in Kansas,  which, -although' humorous, was not  pleasant. !t was before Gould had  "bought' the Central Branch. It was  then an independent line, owned principally by the late li. M. Pomeroy ol' Boston. \V. F. Downs, who litis since died,  was superintendent. Gould recognized  thevalue of the road as a, feeder to his  system and began negotiating with iYIr.  Pomeroy, Mr. Downs! and jiossiblyothers.  They started early in' tlie morning, but  their progress was slow, as at nearly  .every station they had to sidetrack in  order to leta freight train pass- 'Business  was simply iiiiineh.se: the country seemed  to be full ol" grain. The road grew hi  value in Mr. Gould's estimation 'as. tlie  special traveled westward, and when he  sought Jiis berth thtit night he resolved to  buy'the. road. The party came back in  the night, and the next (lay Air. Gould  closed a trade for tlie road at .$_;.() a  share. .It was not until months later that  he learned that smooth Mr. Downs had  ordered every wheel of rolling slock that  could be spti'red west to be sent, (>;>sL as  freight trains on the day Mr. Gould made  his pilgrimage of inspection.  More Than Imag-iimry Danger.  Vour right to your thoughts, to your  family, to your children, to the works of  your hands, to your land, must stand on  an-unshakable basis. If America litis a  right to say Lo Turkey or Russia, -This is  my domain, and you have no right to  come here and claim it as yours," then  you have the right to say to your neighbor: "This i.s my laud, my home, and  therein I tun king." Communism, if it  begins to work, will do away with national existence a.s well as individual  liberties. But, as long as the institutions  of the family live, till communistic and  anarchistic ideas will not gain any foothold. It is for this that the family i.s attacked. It is a curious fact that with the  progress of civilization the family is  growing smaller. More children are born  to Chinese parents than to Christian.  The negroes multiply faster than the  Americans or Europeans. There are more  children iu ti Catholic family than iu a  Protestant, and more in an orthodox Protestant's home than in a liberal thinker's.  That there is in this a. danger to the highest interests of civilization is apparent.  On   the one hand  ti steadily decreasing  "Or as a coffee, roaster. Adjusted in  this manner it "  "We always buy our coffee roasted."  '���Just so. Reversing the wires that  form the upper portion and bringing  down the side-Maps thus we have a device  for holding eggs when cooking "  "We never eat eggs."  "And by folding these wire loops, as  yon see me doing now, it makes a handy  arrangement for holdiuga.small mirror���"  "Haven't the slightest use for such a  thing.'V  ."���While by adjusting .another small  mirror .in this position and. another at  this angle, as you will notice, and placing  it in a kitchen window, for example, it  litis the curious effect of enabling the  observer, seated at one side, of'the'window and entirely out of sight, to see distinctly through tiny window that may be  opposite and to note what' i.s going on inside, tind all I ask for this.most useful and  comprehensive invention is 7. cents, which  is onl v about one-half������"  ."I'll take it."  Front St., Near Steamboat Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DKY'LIX  Ac McKAV,     -   -   Proprietors.  TIIK  I5K.ST Cl'ISINK  TIIK   HKST   I1KDS  'I'll 10   HKST  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,-  -    NELSON,   .0.  OK  KVKISVTill.Vr*  JJOJEC  Front Street,  KASLO, B. G,  JOHN    F,   WARD,    Manager.  The Very Best  of  Everything',  mi  H-++-'  ���+���-*-"  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  Willi ii front ago lowimls Koolumiy fiver, mill is m-wly  funiished tliruuyliout.  ���_?__c__   _?__.____:__  I.-.supplied will* i:v(;rytliii!K in llie iniirkul, tin-l.iLdiui-  liuiiit; uiidur llii: iminudiiit u .-.npi-ivi-ion of ii  future*- of large uxpeiienee.  Tunnel from Berlin to Chicago.  A. startling proposition backed up by  -confident prophecy is discussed by Dr. II.  lMohner in thp columns of the Berlin paper  IJranki. Dr. Meliner learnedly discusses  the question of driving a tunnel through  the earth from Berlin to Chicago, through  which iind by the means of gravitation  alone the journey between the two places  could be quickly aud. comfortably made.  Me expresses a decided opinion that the  scheme is physically possible.  In Mourning for a First Husband.  "Why, Bridget!'" exclaimed a former  mistress, '"for whom are you   in black?"  '"For popr Tim, me furrst husband,  muni. When he died 1 was thai poor I  couldn't, but I said if iver I could I would,  and me new man, Mike, i.s as gineroiis as  a lord."  W. F. TEETZEL & CO.  '���'- Septra  J.0JEC  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  OK  IIEKlt,  AI.K,   WINK.   WII1SICV   ANI> CKiAltS.  INTERNATIONAL  AND  DRUGGISTS  A large nnd complete slock of I In: IcihIIiik  lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,'  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josophino  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  EASLO       ���_  A. Ac.1. FLhlTCIIUR. -       .Proprietors  ACro.MMOKATIONS  KIli.-iT-CLASS.  .Stiige leaves (irand Central for Wal.son. Hear Lake City,  Three Forks, Xew 1 lenver and all points in  the Ivaslo-Sloean district.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved  for  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  Kaslo.  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything-.  The International has a coii)fortali!.v furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are lar^e and furnished  newly throtij-hoiit.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  11V    ANV    IIOIKI.    IN    TIIK    KIMITK.VAV    (l IIMK V.  Central Olllco  of tho  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  ITOTICS.  N'dlicc is hereby j,'h'cii that application will he made to  Ihe Legislative .\-semlily I'm- the I'rovinie of Ilrili-li < "ol-  uinhia at its next scssjnn fur an act lo incorporate a  company for the purpose of const rnelln^. cipilppiiiK'.  opcral inif, and maintaining a tramway line ami street  railway Irom some point in or near to the town uf Kaslo  or some other point on or near Kootenay lake up Ihe  valley of ICaslo creek to a point at or near Hear lake,  with power In extend said line or construct a:iil maintain hraiich lines to Carpi'iiter creek, and to or in the  vicii.iiy of any mine.- udjiiecnt to .-aid line ami throiiKh-  oiil the streets of ICiislo aforonid. or any aildilions  thereto, ami with power to make any one'or more of  such extensions or lirniieli lines, usiiiK as a motive  power for such tramway and street railway anil lis  liranclies eleel rich y. steam or any oilier motive power:  also, power lo construct, operate, mid maintain a system ol electric 1 ij-C'.'tilif-r in aud about any towns or villages in the vicinity of said line or the'said branches  thereof nnd for I lint purpose to take so much of Ihe  water.-, of any river or stiMim in Ihe \ieini|y of the said  lines or their liranclies ns may he iii-i-i-s.-nryfor t,'enerat-  im-T electricity for the supply of the saiil >ystem; also,  with power lo construe!, operate, and maintain lele-  ���jniiih mid leleolione lines iu conned ion wit h anil itlon>f  .-.iicli tramway lines anil brunches to connect such telegraph or telephone lines with any mines or towns iu  what i- coiiimoiily known as the Kaslo-S|oc,in country,  ami lo connect -aid telegraph or telephone lines wilh I fie  lown of Ainsuorl b or any inlcnneiliate -mint. With all  the UMial powers for u��-i|iiiriiiK lands for terminal  purpose^ and all oilier ii-uul and necess.irv powers,  rights, and privileges. ('.  lit' H< US ,\| A.soS*.  Solicitor for applicants.  Paled tbi.-.-.'lilb (lay of November, I.S!I*.'.  Tho  Jas.  A SIIAKi: OK TII.\N.Sli:NT TllAIIK SOI.UMTIMI.  Samplo Room Is Stocked with Choice  Liquors and Cigars.  Dawson & B. Craddock,  Proprietors.  THi.nriniXK U'l.  TH_ GRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B.C.  Hansen   &   Blomberg-,   Proprietors.  Closest Hotel  to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS.  ���I TREMONT  EAST  BAKER ST.,  NELSON.  ; one of the best hotels in Toud Mniuitniti district.  Is (lie: lieiuhpiarters for prospeelors and  mi!  wnrkiuK   miners.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,    Props.  m  M-V,.'  J-*".f.  a" ."-���".  _.;_-i.  fe.jj-s*'  ���>��_���,. j  i*.i ..*���:���;.  ��� *������ ** i ���*:?  "h* -���_ J.Ml'*.'-".'.'Ll1" . U-'*1!*'. L -": . p _"_���.- . "��� T-'riW-siB-I*-. __..,_' "_>- ,Y.-",|__ ,-,l,.,"jl��,!,iI**-_.f _."_'.' V'l r*1 ���-" *-*T*i__-is- _V ���-L".t-,W-1":."."f'is _*__l".'.' *���'*.  - !'���s--:������|,!��� �����'������   .'J ,t"i-l"ir��' ���"���.V-*' .,'W"��i ei.r* v.- **",*--r"_*i : '.'i ��l*^_,d������,l���l,,~r~l,; ���*���������, "���_'".. ,��� 'J ���,*' *s_"'V _,������-_.-' ,.y.-vr"U.,_ ,_��� __"���*",�����-������- -*iji:s_ji--,��|�� .m ��� imp.jy*----���-_, -ny. i? ��� j ��� ,,-,-7ri.i,1 ; ''-   ".���_���_.��� i    iji'-Lr-t-'    u.j ������.-!. i ��� iii ��������� vj__HL-gE.-i"s-"g"r'^" "."_' ."'.-���-'-I'ff'    ���.._.!'*.���'   UT THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. 0., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29,,1892. - ., .���  _D____.L___s>S     Il-T-  WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS  AT WHOLESALE.  GROCERIES A SPECIALTY.  16 EAST BAKER ST.,  NELi  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  Cowan &  ireliert,  Nelson���-Contractors.  Henry Anderson, agent., Ainsworth���Application for  crown grant for Storm Cloud  mineral  claim.  Thomas 0. Collins .and Isnac ifolden, Nelson ��� Dissolution, of copartnership.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  "Were the postmaster at Kaslo to follow  the example of his Nelson brother, and  ' place .boxes in the oiTice, it would be a  great accommodation to business men;  would avoid the delay of mail delivery in  numerous instances; and would increase  his revenue of $20 per year from the government to quite a largo amount.  R. JT. Kemp, Tiik TrihltxI'J representative at Kaslo, lias been selected by the  Great Northern railway officials Lo compile a complete -write up of the Kootenay  Lake country for their descriptive pamphlets which will be issued in tlie early  spring, and which are to be distributed  wherever the English language is read or  spoken.  Plans arc now being prepared for the  hospital, and its building will be commenced at once. The site selected i.s on  the east side of town, overlooking the outlet.  Although the train came up in an hour  and three-quarters Tuesday night, the  crew have had considerable difficulty in  keeping the track clear. Late in the fall  considerable debris slid down the slopes  and froze so close to the rails that a snow-  plow cannot bo used on .the engine to  buck snow.  The Avire for the Kaslo extension of the  telephone line is somewhere over on the  Northern Pacific, coming around in bond.  Within ten days after its arrival tit Nelson, Kaslo will be connected by wire with  the outside world.  The only Christmas tokens received by  The Trihi/xe were an illuminated greeting card and a pictorial calendar. TJie  c<*ird came from a little boy back in Ontario and the calendar from a merchant  prince tit Pilot Bay.  There will be a short wafceh-night service held in the Church of England mission hall on Saturday night, beginning at  11:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. .1.  ���Reid. AH are cordially welcome. Sunday  services 11: .0 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  T. J. .Roadley came down from Kaslo on  Wednesday and reports the only business  booming- up there is the selling of mineral  claims.  On Sunday hist tit Nelson, while returning I'roin the Chinese laundry on Vernon  .street to his room. George Lavesseui lost  $1200 in Bank of Montreal and J3_iik of  British Columbia bills���-1.0s and 20s.    He  oilers a reward of $200 for the recovery  of the money. JMr. Lavesseur was lately  employed at the Grand Central hotel,  Kaslo, and can ill afford to lose the money.  James I\r. Burke and W. C. Gilliam  dropped in on Thk Tiuhuxk the o'ther  night, and expressed surprise that so good  a printing outfit could be utilized in so.  dead a town. These gentlemen are both  Kasloites, hence their opinions regarding  Nelson's liveliness.  Thomas   II.   Rogers,  the Presbyterian  missionary stationed at Nelson, was pre1  sented with a purse containing $100 at the  close of the evening service on Christinas  day. The purse was raised through tlie  efforts of the ladies of the church, and  the missionary, no doubt, feels grateful  for their kindly interest in his worldly  welfare.  When asked why the steamboat company did not raise its freight rates during  the winter, general agent Christie smiled  a smile that was exceedingly expressive,  asmile that plainly said: '* .on bh* nicety  blanked fool, do you suppose I forget the  howl that was raised last fall when we  raised the rate on freight lor Nelson and  Ainsworth."  "'Bacon is worth 22 cents a pound at  AinsAvorth, and that is -the only excuse 1  can give for not sooner remitting my  dollar for The Triijune," writes one of  the boys who has done much to prospect  and develop Ainsworth district. Boys,  send in your names; we'll take chances on  your sending in the dollars when times  are better and bacon not so high.  Jack Thompson, Jack Whittier, Ed  Becker, and Charley Chambers, four  prospectors and miners who have made  comfortable" fortunes in Slocan district,  were iu Nelson this week on their Avay  outside. Mi*. Thompson and Mr. Whittier will spend a couple of weeks in Spokane, go thence to San Francisco, thence  east, the former to Illinois and the latter  to'Nova Scotia. Both expect to return in  the early spring. Ed Becker goes to Spokane for a couple of weeks, and inr. Chambers to the same place.  G. N. Savage of Spokane, who has the  option ou the Buchanan saw mill and  timber limits at Kaslo, has returned. He  is undecided as to whether he can place  the property.  Tom Collins and Ike ITolden' have dissolved partnership. Ike now runs the  Bellevue hotel alone, and Tom will probably, ere long, resume work on the Lizzie  C tunnel.'  There is between three and four feet of  snow at the mines in Trail Creek district;  about the same in Ainsworth district; between five and six in Slocan district; and  if Rob Yuill ever gets well enough to get  back on Toad mountain, we will chronicle  the depth tit the mines in Nelson district.  A string of -1-niule teams the length of ti  6'00-f'oot block is not an unusual sight iii  Kaslo these clays.  The Kaslo-Slocan sttigc and.Avagon road  is at last completed to the town of Watson on the summit, twenty miles from  Kaslo. The stages of the Kaslo Transportation Company made the first  through trip'bn Tuesday last, and during  the" winter will continue to run to that  point. - -  Rev. Thomas H. Rogers of Nelson is up  at Kaslo spending the holidays with a foi-',  low-missionary, Rev. D. M. Martin.  R. F. Green of Kaslo Avent out on today's, train to see if he could not hurry  through his firm's freight now at North-  port. L'art of the freight is a carload of  potatoes.  C. W. Busk, Balfour's founder and leading citizen, left today for Victoria,'where  he says he is sure of getting good grub all  A\*inler, something that ho niight not.be  able to get in the lake country. He expects to be back in two months.  The steamer AinsAvorth is again making  regular trips between Kaslo and Nelson.  She leaves Kaslo on Mondays, Thursdays,  and Saturdays, returning Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. If he outlet closes  she will run to the lower end.of the,lake  to connect with the Bonner's Ferry sleigh",  road, which is now being built.  Harry Hughes of Kaslo states that'there  is now lifty men at Avork shovelling snow-  on the different trails in the Slocan dis-'  trict.  -^r-E_ec_E_E_i__._rsr_ps.  HlffiS in  Groceries, Provisions, Hardware, Stoves, and Tinware  ;mbins a"d:Tin-R00^^^^^^^^ s^-sslr* - *���*'-** "������*-��  John A. Turner, Manager.       East Vernon Street, Nels_n.  David Cow;in. Harry Hubert.  COWAN & HEBERT  CONTRACTORS.  will contract to shovel snow from flat roofs, sidewalks,  and paths, pile wood, anil any work that two  able-bodied men can carry out.  Office at  G.  A.   Bigelow & Cc.'s  5��  PILOT  _B___4.-_rV- IB. 7c.  Miners  WHOLESAliE  -___3SJ-_D   IRIET^IX,;  -TJ^O-STT STEBET;  _S____.SZ_0.  APPLICATION   FOB   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Henry Anderson, as agent  for George 0. Howe, has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known .as the Storm Cloud, situate in the Hot  Springs camp. West ICootenay .District. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within (JO days of publication. '���'_'.  MTZSTUI'llS,  Nelson, ll.C, Dec. 27th, 1SU2.   '        Gold Commissioner.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartner-shin between tlie undersigned, under the  firm name of Collins & Holden, doing business as liotel-  keepcrs at N'elson, is dissolved from the date of this  notice. Mr. Holden will continue the business, pay. all  firm debts, and collect all accounts due the firm.  THOMAS 0. COLLINS.  ISAAC UOLDICN.  Dated at Nelson, B.C., this 2<;tli dav of .January, l.S'12.  !l!l  loots, Shoes, Groceries, Hardware, Iron and Steel.  0     __>_   1      U UUUUI  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS  FURNISHED   WITH  SUPPLIES.  THE KASLO-KOOTENAY LAND CO.  LI-VIITEII.     __I__-_3I__I_?_T-  Choice - Business - and - Residence -  zisro"wr~  o:f:_t__:r:__:d_  Call before the SPRING RUSH, as priees must go up.   Correspondence Solicited.  T. STONE, Townsite Agent, Front Street, Kaslo.  Buy the Best Pianos, Organs and Sewing  Machines.  We buy direct from the manufacturers. Make your purchases from the  undersigned.and save agents' commission. Twenty-five per cent saved by  doing so.  BUY THE BEST  HIGH GRADE WATCHES,  Precious    Stories,  Silverware,  Clocks, and Tableware of  all  kinds kept in stock.  We Sell . %.';'  Karn Pianos and Organs*. ���-  We Sell  Mason-Risch Pianos.' "   '  We-Sell  All kinds of Sewing Machines.'  S____**TT.__.   OL-A'P'S   IS   COMING-  And intends sendihi? his supplies in advance to  TURNER BROS.  No. 2, Houston Block,' Baker Street, NELSON;  Music, Stationery, Toys, Books.  asroaricE.  Under an net for, the henelit of iiieehanics and laborer.**.  Statutes 181)1. Chapter -.'j,'there �� ill'be sold at public sale  ul llft.ni.on Friday, Dec.H'lth, IS!)*.', atthooflieo ofO.O. Hu-  'cliaiimi, ICaslo, a bartfb about _* feet Ioiik and Hi feet  beam. Said bai*Ke haviiiff been built and repaired by* tlie  .-jubscriljurs fo.r one Joseph K. Mellor and niiteHlled'for.  There is due to tli6'subscribers the sti'm of S.'ttl! ' '  \\\ Villi.Kit I'AI-U'OKTII.  OHAItliKS   WIIKTKX.  ,J"OE _e__^s_E__zi_tsr  NELSON, ;B. C.\ ;.���-.";_  Plasterep, Bricklayer .and ;S.tpue-Iasj)i.-  Contracts taken for work at all points in West Kootenay  34   MILES   NORTH  OF   KASLO.  The Only Point on the Upper  Kootonay Lake.  The Gateway for the Duncan and Lardo  Hold and Silver ledges and  Placer Fields  12    MILES   FROM  THE   CENTER  Of the Great Lardo District.  LEVEL LAND,  MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY.  Secure Lots on the Ground Floor.    There will be a Boom in the Spring.  For further Information as to prices for Lots, Terms, Etc., Apply to  and  Ask your miner Friends about It.  Situated at the North End of Kootenay Lake  and Head of Navigation..  Early in the Spring1 a Connection from this town will be mad  UPPER KOOTENAY LAKE and DUNCAN CITY  Shortening the Present Route by River of  , i,,.  A certain number of Lots am now placed on the market at .bottom prices.   Special terms for those  wishing to build. For full particulars as to;pr'ces, terms? etc., apply ip;;:   *    ;  NELSON.  ���. E. PEB1Y7&  KASLO.  i**^*S *'?T.CT;-gU*'.T-'^^


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