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 tti  <).<kaAX)J\j  i!  ,i  *vV  , East anb Tilest 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   ig Camps of,E  l/est  Kootenay.  the Mining Camps of. East and.  FIRST   Y  EAJ.  . --  NO.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY  2,   180:..  PRICE  TEN  CENTS.  HOT  AND  A  TitlFLE  INDIGNANT  __OVER   THE   FACT   THAT   THE   WEATHER  AND    THE    STEAMBOAT   COMPANY  Have Formed a Combination to Sidetrack the  Wholesale Center and Most Populoui  Town in West Kootenay for a Month  or   Six   Weeks.  To say that the business men fit Nelson  ' weve hot find a trifle indignant on Sunday, on hearing that tlie steamer Nelson  would make no effort to keep the outlet  open, is not stretching the truth. They  had been led to believe, early in the fall,  that the Nelson would be run all winter  regardless of Llie eccentricities cf, the  weather; but tlie lirst strong breath sent  from the north by Old Boreas seemed to  take ji way the breath of the steamboat  management and Nelson's means ot coin-  munieation with neighboring- towns tit  (/hesame time.  On Saturday afternoon Lhe outlet was  clear of iee from the Bogustown whtirf to  the hike; but a thin skim formed on  Saturday night and Sunday forenoon,  which the Nelson encountered on Sunday  afternoon. Passengers who came down  on her say (he ice was not more than half  tin inch Lhick. and that the Nelson had no  trouble in getting through even with her  engines running at half speed. Between  Bogustown wharf and the Government  wharf the ice was probably two inches in  thickness, and she had a little trouble in  milking a landing at the hitter. As the  thermometer was dropping, the management of the boat decided to make tin  immediate return to the hike, then; to  remain until the on tie   was again open.  This decision did  not suit the business  men of Nelson,  and  steps were taken on  Monday afternoon to open and keep open  communications between  Nelson and the  towns    on    Kootenay    hike.      A   public  nieeiing    was " held     at    '_    o'clock.    a_  which H.   I_.   Lemon  presided and   Li.  15.  Bogle acted  sis   secieiary.     Mr.   Lemon  stilted  the object  for which tlie meeting  was  called,  and   said  that   unless   steps  were taken to open  the outlet the people  of Kaslo and of the camps adjacent thereto would, of necessity, be compelled   lo  bring in supplies from Spokane, at a cost  largely in excess of that now Icing paid at  Nelson; that the stocks of goods al Nelson  were ample  to supply the wants of these  people;   but that  if communication was  not  kept  up.   the  goods  now at  Nelson  would   remain  unsold   until   late   in   the  spring.  On being called on, Mr. Christie, general,  '/agent of the'company that owns tlie Nelson, said that he  was as anxious aw anyone to keep open communication, but that  too much depended on the Nelson to'take  any.'chances of injuring or losing her in  attempts to keep the outlet open.   .However, he was willing to run the,Nelson in  /connection with any boat Unit could keep  the outlet open, that'i.s, take her freight  and pay the advanced charges, also endeavor to secure   for such   boat pay for  carrying the mails.  (i.O. Buchanan and C. E. Perry gave  their opinions as to the feasibility of the  methods suggested. > The former -'was of  opinion that the Kaslo could keep the  route open if properly sheathed with  iron: the hitter wjis, also, of opinion that.  that boat could easily break through live  or six inches of ice.���/'  On motion, a. committee (Lemon, Madden. MoLecd, Gilker, and Houston) was  appointed to ojieii negotiations with the  owners'of the Kaslo, to the end that she  be secured to make the attempt to keep  the outlet open.' The public meeting then  adjourned, and the committee held a session, at which G. O. Buchanan was also  present^ It was agreed that the owners  of the Kaslo lie guaranteed $25 a flay, and  any extra expense incurred in getting her  in shape,to "buck ice." for the time, the  outlet was closed to the other boats. If.  during that time the business amounted  to $.25 a day, the guarantors would not be  called'on for any sum other than what  was "spent- i'n.getting.the boat in. readiness:  Bef().r.e the'public ineeting adjourned the  guaranteefu'nd amounted .to. $250, and- it  lias been increased since then.  About 5 o'clock Monday evening the- ice  in the passage made'by the' Nelson on  Sunday was less than an inch and a half  tJ ick, but the weather.'was getting colder  rapidly.' On Tuesday tit noon the ice in  the main channel of the outlet was less  than four inches thick, with the thermometer at zero. The outlet was reported  < pen as far as could be seen either way  from Buchanan's old sawmill, sixteen  miles up the outlet from Nelson. At  half-past I o'clock yesterday the ice iu the  clergyman high up in theFniscopalchuroh,  and a man whoso boyhood led fond parents  to believe that the son would follow in the  footsteps of the father. But the boy  came west and is now editor of an ungodly  paper at Carson. Nevada. In a recent  issue of his paper he says:  "A compositor on the Appeal staff  Avishes the practise denounced of lad'es  holding their skirts too high when crossing ii muddy street. He says there is a.  modest limit to the raising of the dress  and that the edg^e of theskirt ti few inches  above the mud is enough. The reason of  his feeling in the matter is that-yesterday  while watching a lady cross the street,"  who showed an exceptionally pretty  ankle���and even inoro--lie ran his_ face  ���against a tree in front of the' Capitol  square and was-nearly knocked senseless.  The poor fellow certainly has just cause'  for indignation."  ALMOST   A   CERTAINTY  WILL   THE   REMOVAL   OF   THE   DUTY  ITEMS   FROM   NEW   DENVER  On   Lead, Ores  by tho   United   States   Affect  Our   Smelting-   Works ?���  It  is  more   than  likely,  now  that tlie  Democratic   party  i.s   almost 'certain  to  have a majority in both houses of congress  after the -lth of March, that the duty on  -lead ores imported into tho United States  wi.l   be lowered or taken oil' altogether.  If the lead ores of British Columbia were  admitted free into [tlie  United States.it  would result in making our mining camps,  the most prosperous on^the Pacific coast,  foi-Jjuio^other country has so many good  That  go  to  Show  that  "Kaslophobia"  is  Epidemic on  Slocan Lake.  New D__nvi_h, .lanuary 23rd.  Mi*. Shelton came over from  Kaslo hist  week, and after spending a day in  town  went down to Pour Mile to see the  I_ldo-  i)ido,   which  he  has bought  from Kirk-  wood & Gates. We understand a contract  was-let on the spot to run a 50-foot tun-  tunnel. 'Mr. Shelton  has also bought ti  fourth interest in the Dalriadafrom J. J.  Pooley for $1000.    This claim is situate in  Twin   Lake   basin.    In   a    conversation  with your correspondent, Mr. Shelton admitted that when the sleighing is over for  weve operating in that district began comparing notes as to  the hardness of the  rock thev  had   worked   in.    One said he  had   worked  in a shaft; that cost $500 a  foot to sink; that the only way any headway could could be made was to"drill a  number of   holes which  converged tit a  given depth from the surface.    Tliey were  then louded and'fired.    Asked if a battery  was used   in   firing,   he replied:   'No; We  fired the shots with time fuse.' Prom that  day that man willinglysots up the drinks  when anyone mentions 'time fu'e.'   The  other man had  mined in Arizona; and in  pretty hard  rock, too.    Me saidvthat he  once worked in a  tunnel  that Look three  shifts two weeks to run eighteen inches.  Not l.o be outdone, a man who had listened  TOWNSITE OWNERS WITH A PULL  ARE  SAID   TO   BE   WORKING   THE   PROVINCIAL   GOVERNMENT  ,,":..   .   -,_.,..-.         *   ,       r Jt        *  ."���   ,*. .*_-���,;�� ���-i��tm. m. H����  l_.iw.l_i    ._.'i...   Hi...   Hw> '"^n. i,<) ncoutdone, a man who Had listened  showings fortunes and  nrf.o_J.ei- couiidi^; ����    " t     o    the Kaslo     n tc.  th at the t() b���M,..Hto|lil,s sni(| ,���. U.J1S���11(.C hl u Lake  has so largeEan area unprospected.    Fveh    fc^';  ����; M�� JjVJ Kt | ^''^Carpe ,' "P^"', "T"  T'.Y'   "'^ l\f ^  today wuli a duty ot a com. and a halt a    t(,..  cmJ  am, fl.oni ..��� ...j,;^. si(i....(/|, ..... as 1 ,. I.   At one o   the mines, all ap|,b-  That we Will Have Active Steamboat Competition in the Early Spring.  Captain George \V. Gray of Bonner's  Ferry was in Nelson on Friday. When  asked if he was a steamboat-man or a  dealer in hardware, he replied that he  was both ; that lie had to sell hardware in  the winter to run steamboats in the summer. He said that thirty feet, would be  added to the Spokane's stern, which  would give her greater freight capacity  and allow of more cabin room. Me was  also asked as to the reports regarding  captain Dupuy building- a boat, and replied  that   Dupuy   was just sis  likely to t  pound on tlie lead in ihe .ore asa-Jianili  cap, it pays to ship the' ore  from  these  camps to tlie States, and one smelter (.thai,  of Tacoina,) i.s very anxious to get all chateau be shipped it.  The question of duty is one that affects  not only the mine owner, but is one thau  will ancct smelting in this province.  With t_ie American smelters m acoive  competition I'or our lead (or wet) ores,  what show will local smelters have of  getting a supply to keep them running?  unless mines are discovered in this country that will produce a steady output of  dry ores, our smelters sire not likely to be  a success.  This is the opinion of \V. ft. liust, iho  practical manager of the Tacoina smelter.  _>ir. I.usl was in Spokane last wcck, and  in an interview stilted, when asked his  impression of the praciicaoility or pui-  ting  the Spokane smelter in  operation.  build ii boat, as  not; that he had ample j that the dry ore mines tributary to Spo  backing   and   plenty of experience,    lie  and his backers put a boaL on Flathead  lake, with which they made money.   Last  year they built; a boat and ran it on  Upper   Kootenay  river,  between Jennings,  Montana, and Fort Steele, in   this  prov-  i ice.    This boat they have sold.    Captain  Gray was of opinion that the Dupuy boat,  if built, would be made a British bottom.  If   the -following   from    the   Bonner's  Ferry Herald of January 21st is true, the  boat is as good as built.  The Herald says:  '"Captain Lenau of Kalispcl, Montana, was  in town the fore part ot the week in the  interests of the new passenger boat that  he   and   captain  Dupuy and  others tire  going to put on the Kootenay. mention of  which'was made in the Herald recently.  The captain says he will have a force of  thirty men at work by February 1st. The  machinery will  be shipped from the Crescent, now on  Flathead lake, and the hull  will   be framed  in  Portland  and shipped  here.    The new boat will be a flyer,    it  w'll have a speed of twenty miles an hour  and', will  make daily trips between Bonner's   Ferry and  lake -points.-.. Jt will be  built especially for passenger service, but  will have a capacity of 200 tons of freight.  The cost is estimated at $40,000 and it? will  be the; finest appearing vessel on the Koot-  enav .waters.    It will-be ready for service  by April 1st."  A   MINING-   REQUIREMENT  eliannel avjis five inches thick, with the  thermometer standing tit three degrees  below zero. W. C. McLean, who arrived  at Nelson at ���'. o'clock in the afternoon  from Buchanan'ss;i wmill, reports nothing  but short stretches of skim ice between the  sawmill and Viiill's; thence to Ten-mile  point open in places. Between.Ten-mile  and Seven-mile points he did no. venture  en the ice; but from the latter point to Nel-  ,soii he found the ice safe to walk on. and  judged it to be between four and live  inches thick. As long as the weather remains as yesterday the ice will thicken at  the rate of an inch every twenty-four  hours. The .weather is stormy, ii bliz-  y.iirdy Avind blowing from a few points to  the south of west.  That Might Work Well if Adopted in This  Province.  If the Legislative Assembly makes any  radical change..-in the Mineral Act, pointers "-might be obtained from the law now  in force in Colorado. In that State the  locator of a claim is required to do work  that practically amounts to assessment  work before he records his claim, and  the kind of Avork as well as. the value is  stated in the Uiav. The Pend d'Orielle  News says "Governor MeConuell of Idaho,  in his message to the legislature, recommended the'adoption,' in part, of the  laws of Colorado relating to a prospector  recording a-.-mining claim, that is, that  the prospector be compelled to do $100  worth, of work-upon a claim before he  can. record it, a.id allowing him either  three or six months'iu which to do this  work. The amount of work is designated  as a 10-foot shaft or tunnel.or an open cut  ten feet deep. This recommendation i.s a  wise one, in our opinion, as it will effectually do away with a few prospectors jjp-.  ing into a section, locating all the desir-'  able ground, doing nothing t'hemse'lA'os in  the way of * "development and keeping  others who would d velop the country  from acquiring a foothold without first  paying .them a bonus. The majority of  prospectors in this section who have expressed   an   opinion' on   the subject tire  .._!!      ���..   ��'.... _   Il i- I.   ..  A Pratice Denounced.  If the following paragraph had been  penned by a man whose religious training had been neglected in youth, it  would not be wondered at; but it was  penned by a   man  whose  lather avjis   a  heartily in favor of the passage of such a  law. It is true that in some cases it  would be a hardship on a prospector who  would be unfortunate enough to be unable to.perform the work after discovering it mine, but the injury done it few  would, it, seems, be many times overcome  by the advantages it would afford the  many. The mining industry of Colorado  litis prospered many years under this.In v.'.  which in itself is a hearty recommendation for its adoption."  A Tunnel in Fifty Feet.  Price McDomi d. who, along with Messrs.  Burr and Baker, hits been at work on the  Queen Victoria copper claim the greater  part of the winter, is in Nelson. He says  the tunnel is in lifty-two feet, in rock  harder than that of Trail Creek, aud that  from fifty to 1(H) feet will yet have to be  run before the ledge is crosscut. The rock  now encountered is intermixed with copper ore. Mr. McDonald, who has had experience as a miner, says he believes that  the Queen Victoria will yet prove a big  mine, and on I v wishes he had the money  to develop it. Work will be continued all  winter. This claim is about twelve miles  flue west of Nelson, on the, north side of  Kootenay river.  i kane should be developed before one  smehcr was started, 'men, ii satisfactory arrange ...cuts could be made with  the railroads, a smelter would pay.  In speaking of the Tacoina smelter, Mr.  J .list stated  chat the ore suppiy was obtained   from   Idaho,   Western   Montana,  Oregon, Mexico, and Alaska.   A good deal  is also received from  Slocan district,   iii  this province.    The smelter has on  hand  at all t nies a good supply of fluxing ore.  The Slocan product is good sine.ting ore.  The grade is very high, running away up  in silver, with a large percentage of lead  ���in fact carrying from (50 to To per cent  lead, and from L_5 up to 1000 ounces silver.  This ore is classed as about tlie highest  that comes to the smelter, except; perhaps  that from Mexico.    In some instances the  Mexican mines are iemote and almost in-  ticcessible, and it doesn't pay to ship any  but   the    highest    grades,   so   that   the  average of the ore received from there  runs high.    The...ordinary  lead  smelting  process is used.   Tlie  pyritic   process  is  good in certain kinds or ore, but on pyritic ores containing a large percentage of  lead, the loss of lead is too heavy.  ��� F.'ov  ���example, on ores like those of Trail Creek  district,  JBritish  Columbia,  it  would  do  first rate, but it is not recommended for  wet ores.    It i.s excellent  for all  pyritic  ores,  especially those -carrying   a   large  percentage "of   gold.   The   product,  is   a  matte which carries a very high percentage of iron.    One in operation at the Henrietta and Maid of Frin mines, at Lead--  ville. Colorado, has been very successful.  Mr.   Bust also said:   "Our works have  never shut down  since first established,  nearly  three  years ago,   with-the-exception of about eight-days during the Cq.ur  d'AIene" strike.    We ha\*e   no cause   for  complaint   and anticipate an  increasing  business.    We have at present tAvo stacks  and  can put  through sixty tons of ore a  day to each stack.    We are nov/ running  oniy one stack and the .-product last year,  in   round   figures, Was !f>l,000,000 in gold,'  silver and lead.    About   sixty  men   are  employed at the Avorks proper;, including  Avoodehoppers and other incidental help,  an.average of seA-enty are employed.   The  payroll amounts to about $5500 a month."  Easily and Cheaply Worked.  "As compared with the mines on Toad  Mountain, those in Slocan district are  easily and cheaply worked," remarked a  miner avIio has worked in both camps.  "It cost the owners of the Silver King as  high a-s $-10 a foot for some of their tunnel  work, tind none of it was done for less  than $20 a foot. Not a foot of tunnel or  drift was run on the Dandy for less than  $11. and most of it 'cost Over $1-1. 'While  I do-not know what the tunnel on the  Grizzly Bear cost per^foot. I do not believe that the work was done I'or as little  money as that on the Dandy. In Slocan  district some of the tunnel work has not  cost to exceed $5 ti foot, and I am led to  believe that-uo work vet done in the district has cost 13 exceed $15. The mines of  that camp will not only be easily., but  cheaply worked.   "What Has Become of Baillie-Grohman ?  "What has become of W. A. Bailllie-  Grohinan." is ji question often asked in  this section. The only answer Tiik  Thiiu'ni. cjiu give is the following, copied  from the Victoria Times of January ISth:  ���'In chambers���W. A. 'Baillie-Grohman  versus The Kootenay Valleys Company.  Limited; an order to stay proceedings.  Order consented to, to stay proceedings  and dismiss action; each party to pay  their own costs."  IBridge Contracts Let.  The North port News sjiys the latest report in regard to the mi!way bridge  across I'end d'Orielle river is that a contract has been made in New V'ork, and  that the work will be pushed so that, tin  cons ruction of the Nelson ��S_ Fort Shop-j cjunps said that Trail Creek had more  pard road will begin as soon as the snow j cheerful liars, according to population,  goes off in the spring. The bridge will be I than any (.imp lie had ever been in, and  510 feet long, tlie centre span being 250 j gJive the following as a sample, of the tall  feet in length. 'stories  told:   "One night two men  who  tlie Freddie Lee is until such time jis the  railroad is built.  Clatter! Clatter! culinary laden sleighs  as they travel over the road between New  JJenverand Three Forks with J-.111I Jlel-  cher's outfit for-a restaurant, which will  be opened shortly.  Contracts luiA'e been let to build hotels  on lots I and 0, block 5, by Charles Ayl-  win and James JDelauey.  FiUquiriestire constantly being made for  New Denver real estate, but buyers at the  government stile do not appear anxious to  sell at present. Is the government never  going to decide who oaviis tlie balance of  the townsite?  1 It is, about time that the name given to  this district of "Kaslo- Slocan " be given  up. Jt should be ji voided, its it istiot the  correct legal name. "Slocan" is good  enough for the rest of the world, and  ought to be for Kaslo.  What does the advertisement in the  Kaslo-Slocan Examiner, in which B. H. |  Lee. T. McNaughton. and H. W. Bucko  give notice that they intend to Jipply to  the legislature for power to construct  and operate serial ways. wateiAVorks and  electric light works, in and around New  Denver, mean? Is it that these gentlemen are deserting JCaslo: or do they feel  that they ought to have two strings to  their bow? Jf the former, we wish to advise them thtit the sleigh road is good  traA'eling now. but likely to be a little-  dangerous next month, owing to snow-  slides in and around JBear J_ake.  J. L. Montgomery has bonded the Aspen for $18,000.    __"   Niow  Dknvkh. January 20th.  The notice referred to in my notes of  the 2*.i:d  instant,  with respect to waterworks and electric light powers for New  Denver, have since been discussed by the  people of  the  town.    Looking at every  side of the question, it has been considered  ���'advisabl'vto request Mr. Kellie tind others  to oppose any  such .grants  tis  may   be  applied   for   under   this  'advertisement..  The reasons for requesting such��� opposition-were .stated, the chief one being that  the scheme  has the Avords "speculation"  and  "corral" too   plainly .marked  on   it.  Why should  these  rights be granted to  Kaslo to.wnsite boomers, Avho havealways  shown  singularly petty,  but at the same  time scared feeling tOAvards New Denver?  A dangerous privilege to grant.    Itshould  not be thought that our citizens, wish to  hinder any such improvements.    Far from  it.   J.ut they wish to see valuable enterprises like-Aviator and electric light works  in the hands of the town itself, if possible,  and   if  not,  then  in the. hands of people  who. will and can carry out such schemes.  A report reaches us from Four Mile that  the   Mountain "Boomer    has    improved  wonderfully.     There   is   enough   ore   in  sight to pay for the property twice over,  "and Malum Brothers are to be congriitu-  latedon their good fortune���or judgment.  Ore  is being sacked 011 the 'Vancouver.  a    Four Mile  c7aim   also  owned   by  the  Mahans, and will be l.iwhided to the lake,  and thence out to Nakusp by steamer and  Mann's sleighs.  The Hunter brought down a quantity  of freight from the head of the lake for-  Bourne Brothers, who, by the way, have  now received their appointment as postmasters here, in place of Hunter iV McKinnon.  By all that is heard, it is about time for  the Dominion government to reconsider  the postofliee question at Nakusp. Ladies  do not,like to Ihia'o to go into 11 hjiIooii "fur  postage stamps.  The Climax tind Lancaster have been  bonded by J. M. Harris to T. K. Jefferson.  C. S. I'enlield, and A. W. Siegel for $15.-  000, $15(X) in cash. This is tin advance of  $5000 on the bond Harris took of the same  property from G. Bowerman. These  claims are situate in a direct line between  the Alpha and the Idaho, and is one more  of the large number which will ship ore  via Sew Denver.  The following is an incomplete list of  claims now biting worked, or which have  been bonded for big figures, and which  will have to ship ore via Slocan hike: The  Idaho, Queen Bess, Alamo, Voting Dominion, California. Mountain Chief. Climax.  Lancaster, Bead <x Robertson group.  Alpha group, Vancouver. Mountain  Boomer, Fldorado, Le Hoi. tind Phienix.  Not bad for a radius of four miles and a  half.  In TllK Tnim-Xl-* of the 10th instant the  specimen Mr. Briggs too'< out with him is  stilted to be from the Alamo; it should  have road "Alpha" group.  In a Way that "Will JBrlng Grists to Tholr  Own Mills, However Much Damago it Will  do the Country and the Men who are  Developing  it.  cants for work had to show the superintendent, how skillful they could handle a  drill single-handed. For twenty years  that, liad been the practice at that mine,  and evevy anplicant was reuuired to drill  in the same nolo; yet the rock was so hard  that the hole when he saw it was not  more than an inch in depth."  COSTLY   LIVING   AT   THE   MINES.  Potatoes Sell   lor Fifty  Cents   Each and  Tobacco  Brings   $16  a  Plug.  H. D. Miles, si A*isitor iu San  Francisco,  gave a reporter ji graphic account of the'  prices current for ordinary commodities  on  the upper Vukon   river, Alaska.   He  has   just   returned   from   that   country,  where, he states, there were over 100 men  at work during the last slimmer washing  gold from the river bars jind drifts.    The  majority   of   them   will   winter   in   that  country.    ".Well   I'll  toll you. I am glad  to get back to civilization again." he said.  "Gold is plentiful���in fact, it is an ordinary trick for a man to washout from $20  tf) $00 ii day���but a nitiii needs all that to  live any way comfortable in thatcountry.  and  he litis but  little   to   show after a  season of hard Avork.    When i left that  country a- trader with  a  small stock of  goods was making his Avay up the river  from some of the coast trading points in a  canoe.    In  fact he hail  several of them  loaded with  proA'isions.    He was assisted  in his journey by half a dozen  Indians.  Well, when  he left, after selling out his  cargoes, lie had about till  the gold dust"  the  minors had   washed  out iu  four or  five   months of  steady   work. ,. We  ran  short of proA'isions and had'subsisted on  boar meat and other game so long that we  willingly parted  with  nearly all  we had  to get soiii- civilized eatables.    Well, this  trader���-his name was Emmons���sold several sacks of spuds he had. Avith him at the  .rate  of from .30 to 50 cents per  potato.  His flour sold for $20 a sack,'and we wore  just glad enough" to pay $5 a pound  for  the very poorest quality of teti  he had  with him.    He lmd several sides of bacon  in his stock, which he disposed of at about  $1   a slice.    A few sacks., of the despised  bean brought $1 a pound.    We had been  out of tobacco for nearly tAvo mouths and  had di'ii wii but little;'solace'out of pipe-  f'uls of dried leaves aud moss.    When this  fellow appeared on the scene we took him  to our hearts as a benefactor and  gave  ���him ounces of gold  for plugs'of tobacco.  An ounce of gold brings $10 in Alaska and  $10 at the mint here.   We bought a hundred weight of onions, for which we. were  Jissessed six ounces of gold.    I   tell  you  'what,"we'poured out the dust on that fellow Fminons. and  he had so much'of it I  don't think I  would like to take the contract 'o pack it from here to the city hall.  Vou must not think  from this appalling  price list that we weve starving to death.  We had -plenty   f giiine and fish, but that  kind of grub palls on the .'appetite."  A Avell-knoAvn resident of Ktislo writes-  Tin. Tribune from Victoria under date of  January 22nd:  "I, hear on good authority that the gov-,  eminent luive decided to' make "a record  office at Lard can tind another jit Duncan  City, tind that Mr. JIugonin, who Avas'K.  C.  Carpenter's  partner at Three  Forks,  has  received the refusal of either place.  About J.jirdojiu 1 knoAV nothing, and perhaps   it  may   be the proper place for   a  record  office  in   that section; but to establish ;in oHioe at Duncan City is worse  than folly, and looks very much'like ti.job.  Vou know the situation and merits of the  place as well as I  do, and so docs eveiy  local man in the district.    From  what J  can  learn of tin;  Ltirdo-JJuncan country  from   prospectors,   the  right place  for "a  record ollice is cither at Trout hike or on  Kootenay  lake.     J   hear   that  Mr.   Kit/.-_.'  stubbs supports the Duncan City scheme,  and   that it is  proposed  to   give   Kaslo  another go-by this year, to let New J3en-  ver  remain  as a  government ollice and  establish another tit Bear J_ake City."  ENTOMBED   BY   A   SNOWSLIDE.  Cheerful Liars.  A number of mining men weve seated  around the stove in the International barroom one night this week discussing mining matters generally.    One of them who  ! luis   had   ji   varied   experience in   many  Two Miners Have Thrilling Escapes from  Death in Kaslo District.  Mark Gilliam and William Belt, who  were working night shift in the Solo tunnel, 011 Liddle Creek, Kaslo district, lmd  some thrilling experiences with snow-  slides on the night of the ISth and morning of the 10th of last' month. They  started from the Pound _c Winchester  cabin about-I p.m. to go to the Solo tunnel, about ;i mile distant and at a considerable higher elevation. Not over  three minutes after they had crossed a  dm w jind got on tf) a ridge between that  ii nd another m vine or dm w, the snow behind them went out with terrific force.  They hastened tieross the second draw,  and just arrived at the blacksmith .shop  near the tunnel cut ranee when a big slide  took nlace in the hist drjiw ntissed. Had  they lieeii in either of the draws at the  time of the avalanche, it would have been  months before any trace of them would  have been found.  The bovs went to work in the tunnel as  usual, wlien at I o'clock, sharp, in the  morning, they weve startled by a rumbling noise similar to an earthquake, although more terrible. They remained at  the face of the tunnel. The slide passed  immediately over the tunnel, filling it full  of packed snow twenty-live feet back  from the entrance, the force of the air extinguishing their candles. It took them  four hours to dig their way out and two  and a half hours more to shovel a trail to  the blacksmith shop.  The force of the slide was something  terrilic: trees sixteen and eighteen inches  in thickness weve snapped oil' like reeds.  This body of snow was about 100 feet in  width, tind at least one half mile long; it  tra velcd clear acrpss Liddle creek, (laming  that stream and pushing its way up the  opposite hillside.  Mr. Gilliam states that in one night he  heard at least thirty sjiowslidcs come  down while at work oil the Solo.  The Tribuxk prints the above for wlmt  it is worth.    If thegovernmeiitdoes what  is outlined above, it will  be merely lending  its a if)   to advance the interests of  townsite speculators instead of jicting in  the  interests of the people  who  follow  prospecting and mining as a legitimate  business.'    That hcav record offices should  be established in  West Kootenay is generally admitted;  but to establish offices  at towns that are toAvns merely on paper,  or at towns within a foAv miles of towns  in Avhich there are record offices already,  appears too much as if the government  Avas acting in   behalf  of  people  with a  ������pull."  At-present, locators of claims in what  is called the Lardo country mmfrrecord  either at Bevelstoke or AinsAVorth, both  places being __.-ui;distanb from the locJili-  ties in which discoA-eries have been'made,  say   from   sixty   to   seventy-five   miles.  Prospectors should   not   be* required  to  travel   that   distance   tor.make  records.  Taking the published  reports of the location   of   the discoveries  in  the   Lardo  country as good data to go by, a record  oflieo to be Avithin .easy reach of the majority of the claims discovered should be  located at'a point on Trout lake, and not  at either Lardcau or Duncan City.    The  former is on the northeast arm of Upper  Arrow lake, and -may be adjacent to discoveries on Fish creek and its'.tributaries-,  but it is betAveen  thirty and  forty miles  distant;', from    the   great    "finds'"    that  have   attracted . the   itttention   of  mining men  to  the   Lttrdo   country.     Duncan  City  is  located  near the Ioavoi" end ���  of   Upper Kootemiy  lake,  jind   while  it  undoubtedly is closer thauLardetiu to the  great "finds," it is not easily.'-accessible  from.many, of them.    The great ���-finds" in  the Lardo country have tilt been made in  the creeks that  form the hetidwtiters  of  Lardo. river, and.as that river heads from  Trout  lake,   some  point on   Trout   hike  would   not only  be  the  most accessible,  but/ the closest to  the bulk of the finds.  If ii record office must be established for  the .Lardo country,   it-might as well be  .  established on Trout lake, where there is  as'yet. no townsite, its at toAvnsites where  there are tis yet no buildings.  Fstiiblishing ji record ollice at Bear Lake  City is nothing more than ji "job," and  not in the interest of the public. New  Denver is easily accessible to all the discoveries yet made, in Slocan district, and  if Kaslo district must have a record office,  itshould be established at Kaslo, and not  at Bear Lake City. Ktislo is not only  easily accessible from all the gulches and  creeks that open on or flow into Kaslo  river, but it is an established town, and  one tit which hundreds of prospectors,  miners, and initio owners either live or  have their headquarters. On the other  hand. Bear Lake City is on the summit of  the divide that forms a natural boundary  between Slocan and Kaslo districts, and  while it is close Um number of claims, it  is far distant from many others. Again,  it is not more than ten miles distant from  New l)enver. an established town at  which there is already a record ollice.  The townsites of Lardcau and Duncan  City are either owned or handled by men  who are members of the Legishil ive  Assembly. The townsite of Bear Lake  City is controlled bv a man that is disliked, but feared, by members of the  assemblv who run the Da vie government.  II' additional record ofliccs must bo established, let them be established to suit  the convenience of the men for whom  they are created, and not, established  merely to aid speculators to unload on  gullible people worthless lots in paper  towns, . *  ���'  Away Up Assays.  The samples taken to Spokane from the  Alpha claim by Briggs a iu\ Grady assayed  away up. The highest assay showed  (IIS -1-10 ounces silver and 71 (5-10 percent  lend. Ore samples, in which there was no  gray copper visible to the naked eye, and  considered as low grade tis anything in  the group, ran 17(5-1-10 ounces silver and S2  per cent lead. The Alpha group is t 11  Four Mile creek, in Sl'ictin district.'and is  easily accessible to Slocan hike. o  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY,  FEBRUARY . 2,  1893.  ___n_f i m-i���m nr ���  Situated at the North End of Kootenay Lake  and Head of Navigation.  Early in the Spring a Connection from this town will be made with the  UPPER KOOTENAY LAKE and DUNCAN CITY  Shortening the Present Route by River of  34   MILES    NORTH  OF   KASLO.  The Only Point on the Upper  Kootenay Lake.  The Gateway for the Duncan and Lardo  Gold 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  NELSON  and KASLO.  Ask your miner Friends about it.  A certain number of Lots are now placed on the market at bottom prices.   Special terms for those  wishing to build.  For full particulars as to prices, terms, etc., apply to  NELSON.  C. E. PERRY & CO.  KASLO.  PUBLISHERS* NOTICE.  TIIK TUIUUNK is jiublislii.il on Thursdays, by John  Houston &' Co.. and will bo mailed lo subscribers  on payment of Oxk Uom.ak ii year. No subscription  taken* for less than a .war.  KKGUI.AIt ADVKRTISKMKNTS printed at Uio following rates: One inch, j-.*.li a year: two inches,  SCO n vear: three inflict. SSI a year; four inches,  Silli a vear; live inches, Sl..."> a year: six inches and  over. ill. the rale of -pI./MJ an inch per month.  TRANSIENT AI.VI'.llTISI'_MI'_NTS 20 cents a lino for  first insertion and II) cents a line for each additional  insertion.    Mirth,  marriage, and death  noticos'frec.  I.OCAf_OI! UKAI.INC MATT Kit NOTK.KS nil cents a  line each insertion.  .101. PRINTINf' al lair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst of  every month; subscription, in advance.  A RRANCII OKKIOK. Willi Mr. It. IT. Kemp in charge,  is established at Kaslo. Mr. Kemp is authorized to  receipt for subscriptions and contract for advertisements.  ADDI.I'.S. all communications to  THK 'I'ltlHUN'K, Nelson, II. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaIjAL*.  M.D.���I'liysician anil Surgeon.    Rooms 'A  ���    and   I   Houston  block,  N'elson.   Telephone  12.  RANDAI_1_ II. KKMP. IU..'..���Examines and reports  on mines and prospects. Twenty years'continuous  experience. Independent of any mine or works. Not in-  t/sresited iu the buving or selling of mines or prospects.  Kaslo. R.O.  ��lt�� ��rttutm  TH URSDAV  MORNING KKHIt If ARY  NOT   INVIOLABLE   INSTITUTIONS.  189:  In commenting* on the Toronto World's  utterance*,  that  those   who advocate a  change in form of govern men tare traitors  who should suffer the death penalty, the  Grip of the same city very sensibly says  that '"no intelligent person in these days  ���* ���unless  hired   to  think otliei-sviso���re-  ���* gjirds government as a sacred, inviolable  ���'* institution.     Government exists merely  " tis a public convenience, by the consent  " of   the   governed.     There   is  no   more  '��� sac re< In ess .attaching   to  it than  to a  ���* bank, an  insurance company,  a trade  ���* union.'or any other association of men  "' for practical  business  purposes.-    Any  ** citi/.eu of  any country  hits  a -perfect  "* right to urge upon his fellow-citizens  *' cluinges-iu the form or ..scope of govern-  *" ment. a transference of the sovereignty  ** from one government to another, or the  '* abolition of all government whatever.  ���* And anyone who denies him that right,  " or seeks to interfere with hiinjn its ex-  ������ erci.se does not know the meaning of the  '��� word liberty, and is unfit for citizenship  " in a free country.   If it will give any  ���'satisfaction to the World, we are perfectly  willing to admit that there are  '* any number af Americans just as super-  *' stations, as lutrrow-miiiderl, and as prone  ���* to bow down and Avorship the Hag fetich  ." as the most besotted of Canadian loy-  '* tilists.     It is true also that a century or  ���* so ago in  England  people were hanged  ''��� for talking treason when they expressed  " dissatisfaction   with   the  reigning dy-  '* nasty.    Yes, and thousands of poor old  '��� women, were burned  for witchcraft and  "men   strung   up' at   every   assizes   for  ���* sheep-stealing and similar offences. The  ���* class of people  for  whom   the   World  *��� caters are,jus. about on a par as regards  "common sense, "enlightenment and liii-'  ������ inanity,   with   those   who   perpetrated  "such acts of savagery in  the name of  '* .justice.*'  _  Tin-. Legislative Assembly should pass a  law requiring notaries public,-justices of  the peace, and nil other officials authorized to t.'ike acknowledgments to keep a  record of the documents sworn to before  them together with the names of the  parties thereto and the -witnesses; the  record to be open to the inspection of the  public.   Coi-OXKi. Bakkk's propositi that f-_.eu-  hir instruction be introduced in the public schools should not be adopted. The  public schools of British Columbia should  remain free from all religious interference. As soon as religion is introduced  trouble always begins. For, strange as it  may appear, members of orthodox  churches are the most intolerant, vindictive, and, at times, wicked people in a  community. The proper place to instill  the youths of the province with religion  is at the home or the church, places iu  which there should never be antagonistic  opinions <*is to the divinity of Cod. or the  martyrdom of Christ, or the inspiration  of the Apostles, or the infallibility of the  Pope, or the authenticity of the .Bible.  UNHEALTHY TO SLEEP DOUBLE.  So Says the Leading- Medical Journal of Great  Britain.  The London Lancet called attention not  long tigo to the habit of dual sleeping,  saying that there is nothing that will so  derange the nervous system of a person  who is eliininative in nervous force as to  lie all night in bed with another who is  absorbent of nervous force. The latter  will sleep soundly and rise refreshed,  while the former will toss restlessly, and  will awake in the morning weary, peevish,  and discouraged. So two persons, no  matter who they tire, ought habitually to  sleep together. The one will thrive, the  other lose. Ai\ tigod person aud a child  should not be bed mates; great as it is the  pleasure to grandma to have her "little  comfort" with her at night, it is one which  the wise as well .is fond relative will  forego for the child's sake.  A case recently came to the writer's  knowledge, says the New York Times, of  two sisters 15 and 17 years old. The  younger was a splendid specimen of young  womanhood, robust, active, tind merry,  while the elder, though not ill in any definite way, was thin, tired outquickly, and  r'rotted over trifles like a nervous old  vvonia-n. These conditions finally came to  be accepted, and probably would have  continued indefinitely if an English relative, a physician, had not made the family  a. visit. J-lis sharp eyes noted the morning lassitude of the elder girl and the corresponding freshness of her sister at  breakfast, and drew his conclusions. An  inquiry of the mother secured the knowledge tlutt they not only slept in the same  bed. but, said she. "I(_lise's (the eider) devotion to her sister is such that for years  she has only gone to sleep when she could  hold Mabel close in her arms."  The doctor fairly snorted at this sentiment, and in the end persuaded the sisters  to sleep apart. Two pretty brass bedsteads side by side offered propinquity  and company, but prevented contact,  with the result that in six months' time  Elise showed a marked -improvement in  her general health, and has become in  eighteen months a happy,' good-tempered  young woman, with considerable increase  of avoirdupois. In this case tit least the  improvement dates from the moment of  separate beds. -  Honor Defined.  The Kansas City Times recently offered  a prize for the best definition of honor,  and a committee of three learned gentlemen awarded the following definition  the prize:  ���'Honoris true nobleness of mind, distinguished by moral and physical courage  and scorn of meanness in thought or  deed:'  Aside from the prize winner the final  list of definitions wiasinade-upas follows:  "The hidden spring in'Unman nature to  right action."  This was finally rejected because the  judges thought that it lacked in breadth,  although it received long consideration.  "An instant and exalted sense of obligation, fearless of ad verse criticism, scorn ing  alike reward or punishment."  This received favorable and earnest  consideration at the hands of one of the  judges, but the others did not like it.  "An   unlying   silent   pr nciple    which  prompts   man   to  do  right-becau.se  it  is !  fight." ��� j  For halt an hour two of the judges held  out for the above, but the argument by  the third that "'to do right because it is  right" is hackneyed won them away  from it.  "Honor respects the rights of all creatures, never betrays a trust, nor takes advantage of ignorance, weakness, or innocence."  In the opinions of all the judges that  kicked completeness.  "Living, up to a conception of perfect  life, charity, justice and right to .-ill."  This one lacked in fluency and was also  incomplete.  "The pure gold of .sentiment, the key  note of chivalry, the white light of the  soul."  While this was looked upon as being  highly poetical, it lacked the directness  required by the committee's agreed  standard.  "The fortification of virtue and justice   the tie that binds the soul  to truth and  greatness."  Although this had a vigorous champion  iu one of the judges, it was decided upon  its lacking in definitencss.  Long Distance Biding in Australia.  Iii Australia, where population is sparse  and distances are great, some remarkable  feats of endurance in horse riding are  credited to the mounted police, feats more  remarkable in some instances, taking into  account till the circumstances, than those  accomplished by the winners in the military rifle between Vienna and .Berlin.  Trooper Power, in February. IKKO. under  took tin arduous journey across a most  in hospitable,country iu pursuit of a horsestealer named John Smith. This z-.a-Ious  officer (raveled TO.) miles in twenty-six  days without changing horses.  For one stage of eighty miles he was  wholly without water, and the country  was in such a bad slate for 180 miles that  his two horses had nothing to eat. His  powers of endurance may be judged from  the statement that he (lid thirty miles a  day on worn-out horses, along long dry  stage ���. aud with bad water or no water at  all to drink. Trooper Wiltshire on another occasion rode eighty-five miles in  twenty hours on one horse. This was on  May 2S, IKS7. two days after the mi ti ves  had "stuck up" Eriduna Station.  The same man traveled 200miles in four  days when he heard that a comrade  named Shirly liad died of thirst. He did  not have macadamized roads and plenty  of fresh water like the (..erman officers,  but he had a- boiling sun to endure, sand  hills to climb, "liuilga"scrub to penetrate,'  and Wits sometimes compelled to take  (lead animals out of native wells before  he could use the water.  a-ox-iD-  SILVEB.  r_.E-A.i_).  Three Hurnorons Paragraphs.  Butcher-���"I need a boy about your size |  and will give you %'S a week." Applicant j  ������''Will I have a chance to i;ise?" "Ves. j  I want you to be here tit '1 o'clock every |  morning." . j  "Vou are overcharging me," she said to i  the cab driver. "Xo'in, I ain't," he pro-. I  tested. "But it hasn't taken me cwo! |  hours to make that call." "No'in; but j  ye see ma'am, the company compels us to :  count in the time ve spend saving "good- j  by.'" ' ' !  "Now this house," said the native of 1  Allegheny county. 'Pennsylvania, pointing out a log cabin to the stranger, "is the  most wonderful structure of its kind in  all this country." "'What's wonderful  about it?" "It's the only log cabin west  of the Allegheny mountains that Washington hasn't slept.in."  (The Nagle-Davies Crown Grant.)  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.  The Head of Navigation at the North End of Koootenay Lake,  The Terminus of the Government Trail.  The Only Flat Land  Not Subject to Overflow and the Only Harbor at the North  End of Kootenay Lake.  As previonsly announced by notices already published, the first 200 lots having been sold, prices are  Now advanced to $100 for Insides, and $160 for Corners.  Terms, one-third cash, balance in 3 and 6 months.  Managing- Agent,   STONE  BLOCK,   KASLO.   B. C.  THE  D CO.  Residence - Property  Blocks A and B  (water frontage)  Now on  he  Market.  Call before the SPRING RUSH, as prices must go up.   Correspondence Solicited.  O. T. STONE, Townsite Agent, Front St., Kaslo, B.C.  T. .1. KOADI.KY.  Any person wishing to loan ��;i(K., or any part of it, for  ninety days, can do :-o to advantage by applying to  JOHN HO (.'���.TON.  Tribune ot-lee. Nelson. B. C.  MATH K\V GUTHI.II'*  (XOTAI.V   I'CI.l.....)  REAL  ESTATE AND  MINES.  Commission  Merchants  and   Insurance  Ag-ents.  Desirable Kaslo Property on Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kaslo-Slocan Mining   Properties for Sale.  Assessment Work Done and Abstracts Furnished Outside Parties.    Conveyancing.  OFFICE   IIN"   THE    STOITE    ZBTTILIDIIISrG?-,   FRONT   STEEET,   BTASLO.  Stone Block, KASLO.  MINES  AND  RE.A.IL1 EST._A_.TE  THE  CO.  WIEL    ETJ2ST    D^.ILT"    STLA-GKES  TO TERMINUS OF KASLO WAGtON ROAD, RETURNING SAME PAY,  SOI..-. AOKNT VOU  Till.  ;son  Tho business centre for the Kaslo-Slocan mines  MANAI-INI-    ......NT     KOU     -  The key to tlie great   l.ardo and Duncan Kiver (.'.imps.  Freight forwarded with care _.nd 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 T��r(ninus of Road at 3 p.pi.  'i.  W.    I.H.II..U1ISON,  Xelson.  .1. Hkai.kv.  Kaslo.  ICHARDSON & HBAIBY  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL"-:- AGENTS  FRED. J. SQUIRE,  :/T\erel?a9t     .:'.  O3I10r ��� BAKER  STREET,  NELSON,  HAH ON   IHHI'I.AV   A   KUl.I.   l-ANdl.  UK  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Twoeds and Serges.  KALI.  AND  WI.NTKI. (fOOIIS  NOW  ()NI1ANH.  PEICES TO SUIT T___3_:_-_- TI-MT-ES  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT,  l'ursuant to the ������Creditors' Trust. Deeds 'Act,  1891.  "TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  Toronto, Ontario,  .MANfKACTi:i:i:H.S OK  FIRE-PROOF  BURGLAR-PROOF  $10,000  TO LOAN  ON REAL  ESTATE  SECURITY.  Mesdames DrYDEN & ScHROEDER  mmB^ kaslo  ja's. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREET, NELSON,      -  I Deputy   .Slieri(l')  LICENSED   AUCTIONEER  N*.'.I.KO,V,    II. C.  Auction sales made al. any point, iu Went ICooteiuiy  district. Town lots and inininj; claims houtflil. and solcl  on ..oinmisHion. A general real estate business tranaeU.d.  OfHeo for the present al residence, corner Carbonate and  Kootenay si reels.  ���arry full lines of all kinds of  Furniture I'or residences, hotels,  and olllecs.    Mattresses made  lo  order, and at. prices lower than  eastern and coast   manufacturers.  ���-ami   VAULT  DOORS.  W.   I'KKIM'K.  Notice is hereby ��iveil that- Augustus .Carnev and  Alberl liarrel.t, trading under the lirm name 6f'"Car-  ney & Ilarrett." of the town of Nelson, merchants,-  have by deed, bearing date the L'lst day of January. l.H:!.{,  assigned all I heir real and personal property to (ieorge  W. Itichardson of the said lown of Nelson, llnancial  agent, iu trust, for the benefit of all their creditors.  The said deed of assignment was executed by the said  assignees on the 21st day of .lanuary, A. I).. ISiKI, and liv  the said trustee on the _K.nl day of January, A. I). 1H0.'I. ".,  Any persons having any claim against, the said linn of  Carney & Harrelt are requested to forward and deliver  to the said trustee, or his solicitors, full particulars of  t heir claims, duly verilled by stattitorv declaration, on or  i  before the Isl. day of March, A. I)., I8!>.t, after which dale  !  the said trustee! will proceed to distribute (he nssets of  j  the said estate among the persons entitled thereto, hav-  |  ing regnrd only to claims of which he shall then have re-  j  eel veil notice.  All persons indebted to the .-aid��� linn are requested to  I pay the amounts due by (hem to the said trustee forth-  !   with.  I      A meeting of the creditors will beheld at- the ollice of  the undersigned on the l��Mi day of Kebruary, 18!)'., at '2  o'clock p. m.  !      COIUSOl. LI), MuCOU., WH..S0N & CAMJ'l.KI.I,.  Solicitors for the trustee, linker street, Nelson.  Dated the .Kith day of January, ISIl.'t.  Nelson and Kaslo.  THKY AUK  ALSO  Af-KNTH  FOR  Evans Pianos and  Doherty Organs  John M. Ki-EKi-it.  ' J.  JA.MKS   W.  .Sl.AI,.-.  KEEFER &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  I,I-AVI_    OKDKICH    AT  F.  Hume   &   Co.'B.   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  mining companies and steam-  and deliver same nt any mine  ICoolenay  Lake country.  Will contract to supply  boats with fres'j meals  or landing  in   the  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Streets   NOTICE.  Votice is lierebv given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly for the Province of Hritish (.ol-  uiubia at, its next session for an act to extend the time in  which the Nelson Klectric Light Company, Limited, may  complete and have in operation the works required under the terms of its charter.  Dated the 2()t\i tit January, ma.  HDDVV'KLL & -RVINU,  Solicitors for applicants.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given dial application will bo made lo  the Parliament of Canada, at its next session, for an act  I o incorporate a company for tlie purpose of constructing, maintaining, and equipping a railway from some  iioiiit on the Columbia river, at or near the southern  boundary of the Province of Hritish Columbia, to Kootenay lake, at or near the town of Nelson, via Salmon  river and Cottonwood-Smitli creek, with power to construct .nml operate telegraph and telephone lines in connect ion with I he said railway.  CIIHV.SI.KU & I.KWIS,  Solicitors for applicants.  Dated at Ottawa, the third day of Januarv, 18.K..  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Henry .Anderson, as agent  for (Icorge C. Howe, has lllcd the necessarv papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the Storm Cloud, situate in the Hot  Springs cump, West Kootenay District. Adverse claimants will forward I heir objections within (*() days of publication. N.  KITZSTUJ.H8.  Nelson. H.C., Dec. 27lli. 18112. Gold (.'oniuiissioiier.  '�����.  *i��i'-ft THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON   B.C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  2,  1803.  TRICKS   OF   JEWELERS.  AGENT   FOR  I  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up.     -  $12,000,000  -6,000,000  ANK OF  ritish Columbia  Sir DONA1.D  A.  SMITH Presidenl  Hon. (JKO.  A.  111. I'M.MONK Vicc-Presidonl  K.  S. (.1,0 USTON (Sonera I Manager  NELS03ST   B!R-A.:iSrO_E3.  N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.  (Incorporated by  Royal Charter. lKlil'.)  $3,000,000  $1,100,000  Capital (paid up) ��600,000     .  I Willi  power to increase.)  Reserve Fund   -   ��220,000     .   llltA.NVIII.S  IN   LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  aud in the principal cities in Canada.  Huy and sell .Sterling  .exchange and  Cable Transfer.  .WANT  C'O.M.MKl.OIAI.  ANI> TUA VI.IXKI.H'  UKKIHTS,  available in any part of the world.  IlKAKTS ISSCKI): UOIJ.IXTIONS  madi:;  KTC.  KTBLSON    *__3_E?,JA_._ISrC'E_C:,  Cor. ..ukcr nnd Stanley Sts.  'DUTCH   PETE"  HELD   UP.  The Tough Element Following Up Railway  Construction.  Now that construction work has commenced on what is practically tho Nelson  Ac 1'Y.rt Sheppard railway. re])orts art.  lieard of robberies and lawlessness near  the scene of operations! Tlie following  is'from the Noijthport News of,January  25t.h:  Branches- s  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OKlNTKRKST (at present) KOUIt PerCenl.  ALONE   IN   AN   ARIZONA   DESERT.  The Story of a Traveler Mad and Almost  Dying of Thirst.  Late on a November afternoon a solitary  traveler drove forward in the desert.  He fore, behind, beside him lay naked  brown ridges of earth, and in the distance  bare ugly hills, a place in which even the  prairie dog had not faith enough to start  ti town. As he rode he recalled the directions given for his journey.  "They told me that on the right hand  side as the road forked 1 would see a pole  with a rag on it. Here I must turn ami  fro three miles and I would find water in  a canyon. I had evidently missed this  turning. If 1 could only meet some one?"  Night came. He camped, watered his  horses from what he had left, ate a lunch,  ami fell asleep to t he howl of the cayote,  but in the gray dawn of the early niorn-  ing awoke, alone.' The thirsty horses had  broken away.-.  On foot he started, carrying his revolver, and walked all that day tind the  next. The sun was burning hot as he  crossed the alkali Htit and entered heavy  sand,' through which he could hardly  travel. In the distance, on the dim horizon, swung the mocking mirage���a blue  lake dotted with islands,  He was now in the cactus forest.  Every variety of this thorny family grows  here. The juiceless, prickly pears were  ripe, and some of these he ate, never noticing that his hands were bleeding from  contact with the plant. His tongue was  now so swollen that he could not close his  month. His head felt like a furnace, and  his eyes were half blinded with tlie broad,  unobstructed light. His thoughts weve  confused, and only the instinct to find  water prevailed. Sometimes he fell upon  rocks or beds of cactus tind rose up torn  and bleeding, to stumble on.  At tlie '.foot, of a mountain he saw extended (downward an iron pipe and[knew  jt cViVrioVI water' ft'oni springs above to  some ranch maybe miles 'below, lie laid  his hot clieek against the ironi and cried  as cries, a cipkl.'! Then he seized a stone  and with passionate force tried to break  this '.pipe.' He wrenched at it with hjs  hands in frenzy tind struck tit it with liis  heel, but his strength was gone.  He tried to scream for help, but made  only a hoarse noise like a dreamer struggling with nightmare. A rattlesnake  hissed at his feet, across the blue above a  bird floated along, otuerwise in this  dreary waste of land and sky -all was  silence and desola! ion. The madness that  precedes death by thirst came upon him.  He fought with imaginary foes, but eyei  stayed close to the pipe,  link wiili the world iu  doomed and,.lost.  To his delirious fancy the sky seemed  blood ved and coining down to suffocate  him. With the last instinct of preservation lie seized his revolver and tired upward.  Unknown to him upon the road not far  away the .stage was passing. The driver  listened, for in these dry solitudes firing  -is a signal. He stopped his mules. The  sound came from over the bluff and in a  moment two of the passengers were out  and up the hill. They found a dying  man, who raved like a lunatic.  Drawing a natural inference they offered him water, which he drank eagerly.  With less sense than a dog, duly and  blindly he obeyed them and gob in the  stage.- His torn appearance and vacant  stare awoke their pity, but he could not  give any account of himself iu answer to  their enquiries. He could nob even remember his name tind that he had just  come from the east to.inv- stignte' his interest in an onyx mine.  After a day or more of travel t'ey arrived at Ph.enix. Jt was near Thanksgiving time, but the yards were green  and beautiful palm, umbrella, and pepper  Nelson, Jt.O., Victoria. H.C..  Vancouver, 11.C, Nanaiino, H.C..  New Westminster. H.C.. Ivainloops.H.C.  San Kraneiseo, Cain., Portland, Ore..  I Seattle,  Wash., Tacoina,  Wash.  11 KA I>   OJ-'KICK:   IK)   Lombard street,   LONDON,   I'.ng.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA���Hank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Hank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Hank of Canada and branches.  Commercial Hank of Manitoba; and  Hank of Nova Scotia.  b'Nl'I'KD STATICS���Agents Hank Montreal, New York:  Hunk of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On  and after .lanuary 1st, IS!).'!, the rate of interest on  deposits will be ..J per cent, until further notice.  trees shaded its walks. The feathery  pampas grass waived its plumes in the  warm air, and a- late crop of peaches, ligs.  tind pomegranate were ripening in the  autumn sunlight. In the park around  the city hall, where oleanders and roses  were still in bloom, barefooted, half-  naked Indian and .Mexican children  played in the spray of the fountain. In  contrast with this half-foreign place,  whose vegetation even was strange to  him. he recalled by degrees the past, and  slowly health and reason resumed their  sway.  "This is the reason that on a desert  waste in Arizona by the road is a-trough  of stone always filled with -water piped  from mountain springs above, and also  learasmall stone house where travelers  -���an rest tmd camp. There is much travel  here since the development of parts of the  Territory, and the stone house tind trough  are seen aud known for miles. Their  story litis been often exaggerated, generally disbelieved; but these are the simple facts that I have written you.  COUNTRY   "COONS'  as   Often  Socks.  as   They   do  the connecting  which   lie  was  Change   Their   Names  Their  Amongst the negroes of the South, particularly in the rural sections, no. importance whatever is attached to a name, says  the New York Advertiser. John Smith of  today may be Thomas Jefferson tomorrow,  and George Washington next month, and  something else two weeks later. Such  'changes,excite'no comment and are regarded tis matters of course. If the darky  should be prominent in his church���and  most of them are���he naturally prefers to  retain, in that connection, an identity  with the inline under which he joined the  church.  So his "church name" may remain unchanged for three or four years or even  longer, though there may be half a dozen  changes of the name by which he is known  to his neighbors and associates. The name  under which he leases his farm nni-y be  entirely different from his church name.  This also, for ti length of time measured  by his ontract. is fixed i\nd unchangeable,  constituting what may be termed his legal  identity, tis opposed to his church identity.'  So it is quite a common occurrence that  one colored citizen has three or more  names at one time, to say nothing'of the  names he has had and discarded.  "(Jot any mail for -Isaac Westers?", he  asked the postmaster.  "No."  "Anv fer George Webb?"  "Sol"  ''Martin .'.nther?"  "No."  "John Williams?"  "No. How many people are you getting mail for today?"  ������Jos one. Jes me. Dom's all my name.  Hill Wesley is my mime now. (Jot tiny for  dab name, cap'n?"  This is a common scene ab some remote postoffice iu the backwoods. Mail  comes once a week. The negro never #ob  a hstter in his life, but he always stops  when passing by to ask for it. The.country  lover, who sends and receives at least two  letters regularly every week, to say nothing of an occasional newspaper or advertising circular, is nob more puncbu.il or  persistent in his enquiries at the postoffice.  Half an hour later, on his way back home,  the same negro will stop again to ask for  mail for himself tind aliases.  "Vou know the mail don't conic'cepton  Sat'dnys," the postmaster says.  "Thought mebbe somebody inout er  come by funi de station an' bring 'long  some mail."  "Well, if he had they wouldn'er been  any for you. I been here eight year, an'  you ain't never got any mail yet."  "Whereupon Hill Wesley goes off  grumbling, vaguely resenting tho remark  as ti, slur upon his citizenship, protesting  his right to ask for mail just as often as  he 'happens to be conveniently near the  postoffice.  Late last Thursday afternoon, as Peter  Ji.llen.sohu, a kind hearted pioneer, about  70 years of age, who resides at Little Dalles,  about six miles down the Columbia from  N rthport, was in his milk-house handling  some pans, lie was suddenly seized from  behind by a masked man tind thrown to  the ground, where he was bound, gagged  and blindfolded and tlien carried into Ids  residence, a short distance away.  The robbers then secured the keys to  Mr. fCllensohn's store, unlocked the door  and entered, leaving the old gentleman  lying helpless on his bed. After securing  several articles in tlie store they returned  to tlie residence, cooked their supper and  ate it. Thev then made another search of  the store, after which tliey returned to  the house and informed Mr. Ii_llen.sohn  that they did not find enough money to  reward them for their trouble and that if  he did not produce $500 more.they would  murder him. He informed them that lie  did not have that much around the premises, as it was more than he took in during a year. Tliey then gave him time to  deliberate on the matter while they  cooked another meal to carry away with  them.  As soon as they had their lunch ready  they returned -and warned him that  his time was up and they must Jiave tlie  extra $o(XJ. The words were scarcely out  of their mouths, liowever, when a fortunate thing occurred in the shape of a  wagon-load ol'ICefctlo Falls people driving  up to the store. The robbers took warning and ran. taking their booty with  them. Mr. Ellensohn had managed to  wriggle loose from his bonds by this time  and gave warning, but the party did not  give cJmse.  Mr. Ellensdlm then went to a neighboring rancher, Jack Jieynolds, tind the two  came'to Northport, when citizens were  informed of the affair. The only description that could be given of the roWbers  was that oneiiad'a long red nose. They  balked in whispers and were masked. Ail  information possible was telegraphed to  the different officials in this county and a  search for the robbers immediately commenced. They secured .nearly $'300 in  money, a gold nugget that Mr. Elleiisohn  had found in California in 1852, and a.  Henry and a Martin rifle.  Messrs...Crown tind Cox live near. Mr.  l']llensohn aud ate their meals with Jiim.  Tliey, came into town that day, and it  was an hour or so after their ���arrival here  tiiat the robbery was committed, whicli  led many to believe that the'robbers had  been in Northport, and upon seeing  Messrs. Crown and Cox in town, supposed  that the old gentleman would be alone  and immediately set out to rob him, and  subsequent events proved this theory  to be correct. ���  On Saturday Mr. Monroe saw three suspicious looking men in Marcus and immediately arrested them. The nugget and  money Avere found in their possession, but  the guns have not yet beeij found.  At their preliminary examination, Mr.  Ellensolin positively 'identified the nugget tind soinp of the money, aud partially  identified two of the ' "vobbeys. They  pleaded not guilty, and weve remanded  to jail in default of $'5000 bait each. One  of the men had only one eye, and many  Northpori.ia.iis flremomber him loafing  around here two or three days. On the  night of the robbery he dropped into Cy  Townsend's saloon and purchased a dollar's worth of whisky and four bits worth  of his best cigars. He was not seen afterwards until arrested.  .:  Mr. Kllensohn (or Pete tis he is called by  old timers) has lived on his present ranch  some twelve years. He was never known  bo refuse a man something to eat, and tie  litis treated everybody kindly. There is  no better man in this section and he is a  good man for the country. His generosity  and uniformly kind ways should exempt  him from robbery or violence of any kind.  It is perhaps better that the robbers  were captured outside of Nothporb or  vicinity as otherwise their worthless carcasses would no doubt have been swinging to a telegraph pole as a warning to  others abstain from such crimes.  How a Man Buys One Diamond and Receives  Another.  "If you want to buy a diamond you  must be careful to go to a trustworthy  house or you will get awfully cheated,"  said a. young .man to a friend who contemplated purchasing a diamond for his  Christmas gift. "Do, you see this ring?"  he added, extending one of his hands on  which a fine diamond sparkled and glittered in the sunlight. " Well, that's a  pretty nice sort of a ring and J like it and  that's the reason i warn you to be careful  when you go to get one.  "About a year ago 1 had a surplus $100  bill in my pocket, and, getting an idea  that J would like to invest it in a ring, 1  went down to a jewelry store to make a  purchase. There was in the show window  on'exhibition this diamond that Vou soe  on my linger. It was marked for.sale for  $100., It struck my fancy and I asked the  clerk to show ib to' me. After, examining  it with a great deal of ca.ro and finding  that it would fit my finger, J decided that  I would take it.  "'J am sorry,' said the clerk, 'but we  are hot allowed to sell "show" goods, but  I have the mate to the stone here, tind you  can buy it.'  "Jfe took the ring to the rear of the  counter, and when lie returned he had a  "perfect counterpart of the one which J  desired. After the usual details J put the  ring upon my finger, took the guarantee  which he proffered, and started up town  and luckily happened to meet a friend  who i.s an excellent judge of diamonds. I  was proud of my ring, and as you may  imagine, lost no time in showing it to him.  "'Thunder!' he exclaimed, 'wJ.ere did  you get that chunk of glass? Jt looks as  if it had been run over by a street car."  "I wtis highly indignant for a moment,  but a glance at tho ring as I held it up to  the lighb convinced me that lie was right.  It did look as if it had been run over by  car   wheels,    Jt  was   a   terrible   looking  ti flair,   witliout lustre   or  merit.    1   lmd  been swindled.    The ring I had selected  was sbill in the store, but I had tlie guarantee.'and  J determined that on tlie following   day    J    would   liave   the   stone  changed, as 1 .was sure that it was all ji  mistake.   J3ut next day  I found out differently.    They would'not exchange the  ring for the one I desired, nor would they  give me my money btick.   They were willing to exchange for something else, however,  and  I  finally took a serpent ring  with a diamond head which cost the same  as the .other ring.   The clerk again gjive  me ji guarantee and I went away trying  to make myself believe that "J was satisfied.   The serpent proved to be a hoodoo  to me.    So in a week's time  I wanted the  ring changed again, especially as the recollection of the first one still haunted my  mind.    Finally-1 resorted to my friend,  the diamond expert, for aid, and he suggested that he'should visit tlie store while  J remained on'the sidewalk, and after he  had told the clerk tlitit he wanted to buy  a ring and had found one that was worth  $.100 lie would take his handkerchief from  ���his pocket.    This would be ji .signal for me  to come iu'and take-the ring and give the  serpent and guarantee for it.    Well, lie  went into the store, and- when he found a  ring that -pleased  him���which happened  to be the same ring that was shown niche took his-handkerchief from his pocket,  as we had agreed upon, tind J  walked'in  like ji little man.    My friend asked me if  that ring suited me.   I took it and gave  the guarantee and the serpent ring in-exchange for it.    The clerk made a terrible  rumpus,  but I wjis -desperate and could  not be 'bluffed off.'   So here I.Jiavea ring  whicli is cliesip for $100.   There are plenty  of people being swindled the same way  every day, but if they will only insist on  their riglits they will come out all right  in the end, but I  would advise them to  buy of a house that does not resort to  tricks of that sort."  POODIF :-: DOC SILVER KM HOTEL  Restart  Next   Door   to   the   Madden   Hotel,  NELSON, B. 0.  MRS. W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop.  Extensive Improvements  Now Completed.  The only restauraiil in N'elson that, keeps open  DAY AND  NIGHT.  m#w  PRIVATE BOXES FOR LADIES.  ALL ROOMS REFITTED  and Refurnished.   Finest Wines, Liquors mid Cigars In tho Miirket-  I  AT TIIK  HAH.  Special  Attention to Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  Otpl KOOTENAY : HOTEL  Front St., Near Steamboat Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DEVLIN & Me KAY,    -  TIIK  HIOST CUlS-Xli.  Til ID  l.I'.ST  UKDS  THE  i.KST  Proprietors.  OP  EVERYTHING  I'ALENE  fiOJEZ  Vernon Street, Near Josephine.  =NELS0N; B. C.  OPPOSITE  CITY* WHARF.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay  Its guests thus obtaining splendid  Views of both mountain and river.  Front Street,  KASLO, B.  JOHN    F.   WARD,    Manager.  c.  The Very Best  of  Everything1.  Qrai)d - Septra  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  IKI_A_S __!___. O  A. Ac.J. FLETCHER, -        Proprietors  ACCOMMODATIONS  KIKST -CLASS.  The Booms  AUK  COMFOItTAUI.E IN  SI/.K'  Tlie Table  IS   THK   UEST   IN   THE  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE   BAR   IS   FIRST-CLASS.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C. . "  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passenger:, and baggage  trHi.sforrcd to tind   from the   ig,   Ki-O-Klit  Stove  wood for salo,  WILSON & WILLIAMSON PUOPKIKTOItS  railway depot and steamboat landing,  hauled and job teaininj; duno.  .Stage leaves Grand Central for Watson, Bear Lake City,  Three Forks, New Denver and all points in  the Kaslo-Slocan district.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved for  MAH0NEY & LUNDBURG  Kaslo.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The Madden  is Centrally  Located,  With a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T_H.-E   T .A. IB X. _E  Is supplied with everything in tho market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of u  caterer of large experience.  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  JOE F^��.JEl5!��.TJ<r  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contracts taken for work at all point" in West Kootouay  / \  #ss^o  *+%,  A Curious Puzzle.  Open ti book at random and select a  work within the first ten lines, and within the tenth word from tlie end of the  line. Mark the work. Now double the  number of the page, and multiply the  sum by five. Then add twenty. Then  add the number of the line you have  selected. Then add five. M Itiply tin-  sum by ten. Add the number of the  word in the line. I'Yo.ii this sum subtract  2'A), and the remainder will indicate in  the unit column tlie number of the word,  in the ten column the number of the line,  and the remaining figures the number of  the page.  .   OK  llt_t_|{, AI.K,  WINK.   WHISKY-   ANI> CIGAK.S.  intebmtmajT  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything:.  #  ��$���.  &*sm*  ��srd  .���>\C��  #���  <?  4?/  The International lifts a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and tho rooms are large and furnished  newly  throughout.  THE  TABLE  IS NOT  SURPASSED  HY     ANY    IIOTKI,    IN    TIIK    KOOTKNA V    COl'NTICY.  A HIIAKK OP TUANKIKNT 'I'l.AllK SOI.ICITKll.  The  Jas.  Sample Room Is Stocked ���with Choice  Liquors and Cigars.  Dawson & B.,  Proprietors.  Craddock,  TI-.I.KrltO.NK  13.  HI:GRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B.C.  /  Hansen   &.   Blomberg-,   Proprietors.  Closest Hotel to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC  LIQUORS  mi TREMONT  THE TRIBUNE:  ONLY  EAST  BAKER ST.,  NELSON,  Ih one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  iH the headquarters for prospectors and  working  minor...  and  ft  I*1".   l.���;* THK TRIBUTE:   NELSON,'"B. C, THURSDAY,   (^.BRUAttY  \  \m.  it! i  Si,  Mis  V!  Hi  ���?���_*_  - T��� "-��� ���--*-_-_>- _���_.������--������   ,  GO  ���^^  LU  <  CO  LU  CCS O  C^Q  -JDJELA-L.E.IR.S      IDST  CO  m  o  >  <  H  -<  16 BAST BA_K:BB STEEET, ZEsTBXj  I ! ��� I  THIS     WEEK'S    NEW     ADVERTISEMENTS.  \.\  I'.  I.nbiiisnn. Nelson���Adjourned slierill"s sale.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Work has commenced on the new hotel  on Kront- street. Kaslo. -Messrs. Ihicke.  Lee and Lynch are the owners and the  hotel will be known as the ������Washington."  Should the steamboat company decide  to raise assistant purser iMael'lierson's  salary*to $1,(!()() per month and give him a  hall" interest in the line, everyone who  patronizes the Nelson would say "Allien!"  in the language of a' Kootenay lake editor,  Mac is **a courteous and obliging officer  and a vevy companionable gentleman."  Snows, ides do not appear to deter  Messrs. Gilliam <_c Piggott from prosecuting development work on the Solo. They  are satisfied with one vein as explored  and are now running a cross-cut for  another one.  Dave Kane intends at once to build a  line residence in Kaslo. and has publicly  announced that he will have a bride to  occupy it with him before the robins nest  again.  A white coon, iu a. box, is one of the  assets'of Andy Hughes's billiard and pool  rooms tit Ktislo. jSearly till the boys ha ve  been bit by Andy's pet, and they say  after this wJien he feeds it he uses gloves.  Golden Era. January 21st:    David  Wol-  sey of : Illecillewuet -was married some  little time since and is now in the "oily"  city of Pe'.i'olia. Ontario. Jle Avill most  probably come west in the early part of  tJieyear. and bring with him the necessary  appliances for boring for oil on Cariboo  creek.    _May he strike "oil.."'  Born, at Nelson, on the morning of !  .lanuary olsf; to the wife of Andrew Jeofail, a daughter. Andy says he has not  yet weighed this his first born, but being  i\ pretty good judge says he believes the  baby will weigh at least fourteen pounds.  Andy himself weighs a. ton.  A. L. Davenport came down from Kaslo  on .Sunday. He reports that town lively  in a real e: tale way. and said it was his  intention to start there in the real estate  business: the linn name to be A. L. Davenport <k- Co.  F. G. Christie, general agent of the Columbia Ac Kootenay' Steam ������Navigation  Company,' leaves today for a business  trip outside, lie goes by way of North-  port, and before returning will endeavor  to run down the coast as far tis 'Frisco.  Andy \Vallaee, who built 'several of  Nelson's largest business houses, but wJio  of late has operated in Kaslo, i.s in Nelson.  If he'can. he will get .back to Kaslo, then  go outside to take a short rest and a look  at the country in whicli he passed his  younger days.  Charley Barues was brought to Nelson  on .Sunday su.fferi.hg from malai ial fever,  lie had been tit work hear Bear .Lake City.  According to the ''thermometer, at the  government office, 14 degrees below zero  was the coldest of the present cold spell.  All old timers agree that the weather  never was so cold before in these parts.  The mail for lake points was dispatched  ��� this morning in cliargeol" Brib .Madden.'  The Nelson lodge of Oddfellows will  have no representative fit- the Grand  Lodge, which assembles tit" New Westminster on tlie Stli. .1. II. Matheson was  elected repi e.sent.'ti ve, but he is afraid to  ���attempt the trip. .The Grand' 'Lodge  should meet at a season of .the year that  would allow representatives' to attend  from isolated place's like Nelson.  C.   V.   Da'ke.   who   left  Nelson "for'San  Francisco   for   medical    treatment,    has  arrived-- at- the latter place.   ' He does not  'write sis is in hopes of having his eyesight  restored.  The lire wardens should do their duty.  Theie are a number of lire traps in the  center of the business part of the town.  'I he owners of these fire (raps should be  ii..|uiicd to make them as safe, at least,  as the buildings they endanger. The lire  company .-liuiild see to it that the lire  hydrants are not froze up, even if every  dollar in the companys' treasury has to  be expended. The wn.fer company is  appai cully without a responsible head,  and nearly every consumer of water in  the town is without a supply. The time  has arrived I'or some oik. to act: and none  have more authority than the lire wardens  and the officers of the (ire company.  I'nfil the outlet'is i'vee from ice the  steamer Nelson will run between Kaslo  and the head of the hike in connection;  "with the Jionner'r Ferry sleigh road,  which is reported in splendid condition.  In the meantime, the town of Nelson will  jog along as if every one of its business  men had balances on the right side of the  bank ledgers, instead of on the wrong  side.  that shipments of oi e could ho made on  the completion of IheNelson-A: Fori Sheppard railway, which will run about six  miles <listant from (he giound. Several  tons of oie are already on tin; dumps, the  ore going all the. way from lil Lo .SIM  ounces in silver. The claims are in a good  formation and that section of country has  not been prospected Lo any great, extent.  The distance Irom Nelson is about twenty-  two miles to the southeast.  A   PUBLIC   MEETING  That Heard Reports Prom Committees. Chewed  the Rag, and Adjourned.  The public meeting at the   Hotel   I'hair  on    Saturday    night    last    was    neither  tis    well    attended    nor   as   enthusiastic  as      the     one     held     two     weeks     bo-  fore.    C.    Ii_.   Perry   again   occupied   the  chair tind   K.  Applewhaile  the secret..ry-  ship.    Committee reports were called for,  and that of the committee on incorporating the town was first read.    The report  was   in  effect that   (he   assessment   roll  showed that the assessed value of the real  esttite in the original townsite. exclusive  of what  is o-wnetl   by   the  railway  company, "was $251,010; that without examining the books in the registry office at Victoria no data, could   be  given  as   to  the  ownership   of   the   registered   lots,   and  witJiout the consent ot a majority (in assessed   value) of such  registered   ownership no steps could be successfully taken  to incorporate the town.    TJie report did  not seem to suit several of those present.  who appeared to believe that the committee should have obtained a list of the registered   lot owners.    The  committee explained tliat the making up of such a list  required both more time tind money than  the committee  had  at its disposal.   The  report was finally adopted.    Next came  tlie report of the committee  who had  iu  charge the preparation of  petitions and  memorials  regarding appropriations for  public works, and the creation  of a  land  registry and county judicial district  I'or  Kootenay. This report was adopted without much debate.   The hospital committee made ti  verbal report,  which  was. in  effect, that application  had bee.i made to j  Jiavethe hospital incorporated under the j  Philanthropic Associations Act. and that,- j  at a rough estimate,  the  building would  cost between $-!(.( X) and ipoOOO.  A resolution favoring the immediate  building of a wagon road'up Slocan river  was adopted;' and the following-named  gentlemen appoin :ed as the committee to  see that the work was ctu-ried out: G. A.  Bigelow, J. Fred .Hume. Frank Fletcher.  A. .J. Marks, and F. _M.,_McLeod.  The old incorporation committee was  instructed to'take the necessary steps to  secure incorporation, tind another committee (Messrs. Marks.-.Lenion, and Houston) appointed to raise the necessary  funds. An adjournment was then had  for another two weeks.  tunnel has been started about fifty feet  below the lower tunnel and it is in si bout,  twenty feet. It was started n(. a point  not/likely to be touched by slic'es <hould  another come down. Twenty men are at  work. Mr. Springer says the weather is  not as cold up iu the mountains as it is  down in the valleys, and up t> the time  tluit he left no hardships fi om that cause  had been experienced. In Mr. Springer's  absence, the mine will be in charge of Mr.  Fisher, reeenl.lv from Butte. Montana.  Not a Picnic, by Any Means.  Anthony Madden, who has Hie contract  I'or etirrying the mails between .Vorthporl,  and Nelson, reports having great difficulty in crossing Kootenay riverlit Ward's  old ferry. The ice is not strong enough  to bear animals, and a passage for the  ferry-boat had to be chopped with an axe.  lie arrived tit the crossing ni noon on  Tuesday, tind it took from that lime until  0 in the evening to make the crossing, lit.'  arrived tit Nelson tit 3 o'clock Wednesday  morning. Such are the difficulties to be  overcome in ti country that i.s hold as a  preserve for the foreign speculators that  control the Canadian Pacific Hailway  Company.  School Report.  The names of pupils of Nelson public  school are given below in order of class  standing for month of .lanuary:  Cass V���Jlay lii'binson. Itoberl .McLcod, ('enie Itoliinson. Jasper I'hair.  C|ilss lV-|-_t:n .Vuir. Mabel Colwoll.  Class 111���Nelson Buchanan, I'aul Drown, Kay Jlay.  (.'lass II���.Mary Uro.vn, Leo Huehaiian. Johnny Thi-  linmcl. Oscar Itol.iiison, Sam Slucki-v.  Class l--.Siir.ih O Hrien, Kthel O'Brien. Robbie Hell.  Harry l-'arley, Sadie Stewart. Willie West.  Number enrolled. 20, average aLlendanu;, 111: punctuality. !).. percent. STl'.l.l.A  KAN... Teacher.  T.  AND  DRUGGISTS  A  large  and complete slock of the K  lines of  ml ing  A Road tip Slocan River.  It  is   admitted   that  the   present  road  from Kaslo to the mines in Slocan district  will not  be  available  for  use for heavy  freight for a month or more in the spring:  not until  the  wagon road .portion  is extended   to Three .Forks,' and  this cannot  well be done until after the snow disappears.    The  route down  Slocan   river  is  i'vee from snow fully six weeks eariier than  the route across the K.-islo-Slocair divide  via  Bear hike.    It  is an easy grade,  the  t'a'l from Slocan lake to the railroad being  less than 200 feet in the entire distance of  thirty miles.    The  road  would   not bean  expensive one   to   build.-' tind   once   buiit  could   be used  for  heavy-traffic-the year  round.    There are tis many claims on the  Slocan   lake slope   that   will   ship ore as-  there tire on MicKaslo river slope, and the'  ore from most of tliein can be .transported  more   rapidly, .and   at" less   expense   via  Slocan   river  than   via  any  oilier  route.  The road is  a " necessity   lo the development    of' the    country    tind     must    be  built.'tind the people of Nelson  niiist take  the initial ive.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes, *     ;  And :..';���  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  I Cor. Baker and  |. ������ Josephine  |        Streets,  I    Nelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  ..Telephone.  Will Ship Ore Next Summer.  One of the parties interested in the discoveries made on Little Salmon river summer before last was in Nelson this week.  He said if was the intention to begin  operations on the claims, which wove  promising ones,  early   iu   the spring,  so  The Bridge Contract Let.  From a gentleman who arrived at Nelson yesterday direct from Nort 11port. Till-:  T I'llirNK learns that the railway bridge  across the Pend d'Oi eille river has been  awarded    to   the   San ��� Francisco   bridge  Company. At present the contractors  have between 200 and '.00 men .-it work on  the grade balween Northport and the  boundary line. Kxce'pt for the two miles  above Northport (which is rock work),  most of the grading is earth work. Four  camps are established, and but little difficulty is had from frost. The trail from  Northport to Hobson is in good condition.  The Columbia river is frozen over at Hob-  son and for some distance below.  Does Not Want a Repeater.  William Springer, superintendent' of  the Freddy'Lee mine, is at Nelson on his  way out to Spokane. Speaking of the recent snowslide at that mine. Mr. Springer  says he does not care to have the experience repeated, .'.verything at the  mine is again in running order. The  tramway i.s now opeial. d with a steel  cable, and fwentv-one to twenty-three  sacks of ore sent down /it a load. .Another  NOTICE TO CONTBACTOHS J  . S'otice is hereby given that sealed lenders will he received at llie ullice of the Nelson & Kurt Slic|i|iard Kail-  way Company, of Victoria, I!. ('.. up lo .'rebruary  llith, IS!l.'{. for'lbe construction of llie said niihvay  froni Nelson. 'B.C.. lo a. poinl al or near Fori Sheppard.   B.C.  liids will be enlerlaitied fur (he work n-; a whole  ni' n pari, bul llie company reserves the riulil to reject   any. and   all   bids.  Maps, proliles, and sp^cilicafif.n,s for said work will  lie, on   lilc  at   I lie. oflicc  of tin:  company.  ' ��� ' ('.  T.   nU'O.NT,  ['resilient Nelson & l-'orl Slieppnril Hailway.  f     Victoria; li.C. .lanuary lllli. IK.:.'.  I      ._   _...._._. .  _ .._  .  _   | Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  4M.7.Cnjtl��liU-1^'.    -Wr.iV._ti3/  The  company's A I passenger and freight slciiinci-  W.  HUNTER  .1. A. KST.A HltOOIC .Master  will make regular trips during the winter season from  New Denver lo the head and the lower end nl' Slocan  lake. At the head of the lake passengers cam lake the  trail for Nakusp. mi the (,'oliiinhln ri\ er, 20 miliHili.-lanl :  and al tin- lower end pack and saddle animals can always  he ebtaincd lo convey freight and passengers to Slnci'ii,  (;rns.-.ing, on I he Columbia \- Koolcimy railway, ,'1'J miles  distant,    l-'or rate.-apply on l.oard.  November lath. ISilL'. W. C. .McKINNON, Sei.'v.  :]\��:E_Ro:_H._A_:_srT s.  (jposepjes, Provisions, Hardware, Stoves, and Tinware.  Plumbing  and   Tin-Roofing^ a  Specialty.    Stocks  full   and   complete in every Department, and the Public will find it  to their advantage to inspect Goods and compare Prices.  -g'er.  East Vernon Street, Nelson,  "WHOLESALE   AnSTID   EETAIL.  ESiOnSl'T   STJRIEIET.,   KASLO.  hoes, Upoeeries, Hardware, Iron and Steel.  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  atches  e  ewelry  Houston   Block,  Baker  Street,  Nelson.  (Notary   Public)  AND  ONE OF THE BEST TOWNSITBS  ON SLOCAN LAKE  FOR SALE  ESTATE  TURNER  BROS.  .MTTTSIO    -A-nSTID    ST-A-TIOnNTErR-Sr*  TIIK i.ati.st mi-sic.  (i(IOI) AS.-.OUTMI-NT UK   IIIIDICS.  TOYS,   I.TC.,  KIT.  IlKI.I.   I'l.VXilS   AMI   IIIIIIANS,  SINdl.l.  _jHWIN(I  M.\(:|IIN|-.S,  Timing mill   rc|mii-jiiK n   specinlly.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  Sheriff's Sale Adjourned,  The sulc nl' (lie " Iiiinilerliinl" mineral eliiim luis lieen  iin.-,t|imieil until Mimcliiy, Keliriniry ���_1lHi. ill '.'n'cjiick I'.  M.. nl cntirl .hemsc. NcIhihi. \\\ |\ liOltl-SON,' '  Xelscn, H.C.. .Iiinniu-y :!l.-l, IS!i:i. I'i'|iiil,vKlii>i-iJ|'.  More Good Prospects and Mines Within Easy Reach  of it-than any Other Point in  West Kootenay.  For Further  Particulars Apply to  JOHN  HOUSTON  & CO-  Agents for the Owners, NELSON, B.C.  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    Ill.ri.l-.KBNTINII   Tile ('iinfederiit.ini! I.il'e Asfieiulinn.  Thel'lneiiix Fire Iiisnriince ('()iii|inn.v,  The Provident. Kiind Aecu.lcnl, Coiii]iuii.v:  ALSO,  The Siuiil.v (.reft Foundry Co'iiipiiny. near (Chester, l-.nx-  liiMfl. iimkeiw of all kinds of mining machinery, nil-  coin pressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  ���TSTELSON",   B.C.  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the government, tou'iisite of Xelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a relinte for buildings creeled.   The best residential  properly iu Nelson.    Vnlue sure to increase.  Apply lo  -:=   W. A. JOWETT,   --  Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker. Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agenl   for N'elson and   W'esl.  [Cootemiv  District, or to  INNKS Hi li.('.r.\I.I..S. Vancouver. II. (.*.

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