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 East anu West Kootenay  Have   Better Showings   for Mines than   any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  Capital an6 Brains  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage   in  the Mining Camps of East and  West   Kootenay.  FIRST   YEAR.-NO.   12.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY  I K<):  PRICE  TEN  CENTS.  *V"��V  CAN WELL AFFORD TO BE LIBERAL  AS    THE    MONEY    WILL    ALL    BE    CONTRIBUTED    BY    NEWCOMERS.  Transgressors Promptly Punished.  William Smith, a hobo of color, anrl  Frerl Tucker, a white man, had a scrap at  Ivaslo. on Wednesday morning of last  week. They weve promptly arrester! and  taken before justice (ireen, who, on hearing the evidence, as promptly enforced  the act of tho province iu such cases made  anrl provided.' The charge was for lighting (>n tlie street. The colored man got  sixty days in goal, while i\lr; Tucker was  assesserj $20 and costs. Tlie Kaslo justices  state that if the government (or the pe >-  Fully Fiity Thousand Dollars Should be Appropriated for Public Works in the Milling Camps in South Kootenay, Evory  Dollar of which will be Collected from  Men   Not   Now   Within   the   Province.  Tlie amount askr.'d for iu appropriations  by West Kootenay may appear rait of  proportion to the population of its mini ug  camps: but when the conditions likely to  prevail in the district are understood, the  demands will nou be found unreasonable.  The aggregate revenue derived in hSSMfron.  tlie sale of town lots at Nelson anrl New  Denver, from timber leases, from taxes  on real estate and personal property, anil  ��� from licenses will not be as much as will  be received from miner's licenses alone, to  say nothing of the sums that will be received from recording mineral claims and  mineral claim bills of sale.  Last year the receipts  from  the sale of  miners"   licenses   in    Xelson.   Ainswortli.  Slocan. Trail Creek, anrl  (ioat River mining divisions aggregated over $..(.00: this  year it is safe to say Iho receipts from that  source   alone   will   be  $2."..0()0.   for  where  there  was a   newcomer in  IN'.2 there will  be five in   IS!):}.    In   18.12. although many j  p.odiote'd a   large  inrush   ol    prospectors j  and others, the  predictions rlirl  not hold  good.    The people thalslampede to newly  discovered   mining  regions   were   headed  lor British Columbia in  (he fall anrl  winter of  1N!)I. but  before  they  got a  good  start, excitements broke out in Colorado,  ami   tin;  stampede  ended   at   Crerle  anrl  Cripple Creek in that state.    A. few stragglers only lauded in West Kootenay���less  than Ii5()() in all.    Wholly unlike too many  of.her   newly  discovered   mining regions,  that   of   the   Slocan   has   proved   one  of  merit, anrl   today   no   district  in   North  America   presents a   better  lielrl   for the  prospector,    miner,   speculator,    and   investor.    That district and   the  new  cli -  trict of Lardo have the call, anrl the early  spring will ���  itnessan inrush  the likes of  which  was  never  before seen  in  British  Columbia���excepting,   of course, that  to  Cariboo.  Of the I:*)(!() pilgrims that landed in  West, Koolenay in 1N..2. fully 7."> per cent  of them took out miner's licenses. (Jf the  10.000 that will land this year, it is safe to  estimate that o() per cent of them will con-'  tribute $��5 each for the right to own mineral claims, and 7;1 per cent will pay the  provincial revenue tax of $8 a head. The  'amount collected as fees by the mining'  recorders will also be largely increased.  If those estimates hold good,, the government can well afford'-to appropriate-$��50.-  000 for public works in'South Kootenay.  as-every, dollar of it''will bo.'collected  from men not now within the borders of  the province. - ...-.'  "The RocKy Road to Dublin."  The rocky road that is said to vun to the  Irish capital cannot possibly ���hold a candle  to the rocky road  over  which travelers  must  now   tread   between   Balfour   anrl  Nelson.    Last  week a  number of people  ���'''who were on" the lake had  business that  required 'their- presence   at  Nelson,   but  how lo got there  was the question.    The  outlet as far down-as Ten.'Mile point was  covered in places with skim ice. so that a  .row-boat   could    not   be used,   anrl   the  owners of the st. junbonts did not care to  take any chances with their dainty craft.  There  was- only  one  way that  the  trip  could be  made, anrl  that was hooting it  along tlie north shore of the outlet for a  distance'of twenty miles.    The shore in  places is strewn with huge boulders, and  great care must be used in jumping from  one  to the next,  tor if a slip is made a  bruised knee or broken head  will surely  result.    One day last week a party started  from Balfour to make the trip. The party  was .made up-of George   Bigelow.  II.   Al.  Bueke, -.Dave  Breiuiier. B. 11. Lee,  Dune  McDonald,   anrl -Albert- Barrett.     Dune  .McDonald   had  a   prisoner   in   charge as  special constable.    Tlie  prisoner was the  coon sentenced   to a ()0-dny.gaol sentence  for lighting on tlie streets of the wicked  city  called   Kaslo.    The  snow   was  fully  two feet.or more in depth, anrl so soft and  light'that  the   bottom    was   readied  at  every stop.    Too coon's arms were abnormally long, so long* that his hands dragged  in the'snow, anrl  they would have fro/.eu  hurl.not lawyer Bucke of  Kaslo taken off  his own warm gloves anrl given  them to  the poor  unfortunate  African   from   the  deserts of Colorado.    Some of the rocky  bluffs that project into the outlet; were.o  steep, that one of the party declared that  every foot climbed appeared to be a mile  high'.   The  bays  that seem'only a short  r I ista nee across when traveling by steamer  wore miles around   by the shore line, anrl  when   Seven   Mile    point   was    reached,  where a team awaited, every man of the  party swore lie had  traveled a  hundred  miles.    It  took the team an   hour and a  half to make Nelson,  the ice being solid  all the way.  pie) will provide a lockim, there will be  no farther cause of complaint on account  of the law's transgressors escaping merited punishment. It is anticipated that  tlie spring rush,will bring a considerable  crowd of the undesirable hobo element  (hat follows up American mining camps.  Willi a lockup they can be kept in subjection; but if an officer has to handcuff  his prisoners arms around a telephone  pole, lie can not vevy well enforce tho law  or oven make people respect it.  IS   W.3LL   ADVERTISED.  That is ihe Rearron why so Many People  will Rush Here.  The estimate marie in this week's  Tifil.t'NK of the number of people likely lo come to our mining camps this year  is baser I on the fact- that no other mining  country is belter advertised. Fvory man  who is into cstod here seenis to understand the value of lhc press in spreading  information that will be of  they all manage, when awn;,  to get something regarding  printed   iu   the newspapers.  A   LIFE   LOST  at  benefit,   for  from homo.  the country  .    By   yester-  l<_cho. a daily  . was receiver!  tlie  following  day s mail a copy of Tho  paper of London. Fnglanr  by Tiik Ti.ii.i'nk. in which  appear-:  "The    Province   of    British    Columbia  is    e\'ery    year    making    forward    progress, and   bids   fair   to   become a   favorite field  for  the  emigrant,   owing  to  its  great, capabilities.    Unfortunately,   however, the inclination  at the pi esent time  is to gain  foothold  in  cities rather than  encounter   the    isolation    anrl     inconveniences   incident  to  .settling on   unoccupied   lands in   the  interior.    Unless  provided with capital this is  not advisable,  for tho supply of mechanics and laborers  is equal lo the demand, and those seeking  for engagements in mercantile houses wi.l  li id th<"il money is essential   to their interests.    Industrial   establishments   have  marie  wonderful strides of  late,  anrl,   in  proportion to its population.  British Columbia now lakes first place as the manufacturing   province of  the   Dominion   of  Canada.    Since 1NN1 the increase is nearly  800 per cent in  Mich  undertakings; and  as soon as connections improve, further  developments may be expected.  The Columbia Ac Kootenay railway, a  short line from Xelson lo Robson, connecting' with steamers on the Columbia river,  is of use only while the river is open for  navigation, whicli is about eight months  in the year. Tlie Koolenay district i.s the  chief attraction for mining men. ami is  reported to be of great richness. Smelter  works are now in progress, anrl will, when  completed.-help to keep a ku'ge number of  hands employed, but capital is much required, laboring men without means being  at present in very limited request at the  mines, in order to fully develop the  resources of the Kootenay district, a railway connecting the mining region with  the trans-continental lines to the southis  ���of tlie lirst importance, and tlie British  Columbia Boards of Trade have entered'a  strong protest against the action of tlie  Dominion government in refusing a charter for the Nelson <fc Fort Sheppard railway, thereby delaying the anticipated  'prosperity."     '.  Unpalatable, But True.  The following from the Winnepeg'.Commercial is as true of the tillers of the soil  in this section as it is of those who till the  soil iu Manitoba, anrl is as unpalatable-as  it is true:  "The fact is, that 'while' many Manitoba- farmers are-hard up this season for  ��� ready cash, they are (with the few exceptions of those who would be sure to fail,  no matter where they went) getting  ahead all the time and gathering-'more  wealth about them, in stock, buildings,  lands, etc. The reason.many of them are  hard up is, tliey go into .debt too freely,  owing to the great inducements afforded  in tlie credit system which prevails here,  of going into debt. People who go into  debt too freely will always be hard up for  ready cash, no matter how fast they may  bo accumulating property about 'then..  This-is the way the matter stands with  many of our people. They are branching  out, extending their opera lions, und buying freely on credit, so that even while  they are accumulating wealth about  thein, they sire sometimes unable to meet  obligations as they should. Our business  system, which holds out so many inducements'to buy ou credit, anrl oven urges  farmers to go into debt, is at the bottom  of most of the trouble."  Through   a Mistake in   Recording   Claims  the  Wrong Record Cflice.  In former issues of TllK Ti.ll.l'NK reference,was marie to flu. discovoiy of mineral on the tributaries of St. Mary's river  that haVo their source in  (lie mountains  to  the east of Crawford's Bay; bii.t.   for  some reason, the parties who  marie  the  discoveries weve not disposer! to give any  definite information for publication.-   All  that could   be learned   was   that the ore  found   was  of good   grade anrl that  the  claims were easily accessible from points  on     Kootenay    lake.      Lately,   however,  events have transpired at Pilot Bay that  throw a   little light on  the cause of this  reticence on the part of llie discoverers of  tho new districl.    Theonginal discoverer  wasa French Canadian  of limited education.    He   had  several   partners  a   goorl  den! like himself as far aseduca'ion went,  and  tlie new finds weie marie known to a  man of liberal education, he receiving an  interest in return for an offer toiook after  all  (he little business details of recording  the claims, etc.  11 appears that the claims were recorded  at Ainswortli when they should have  been recorded at Fort,Steele, as they are  situate on the eastern slo|_e of tlie Pui-coll  range, and noton the western or Kootenay  lake slcpe. On being tolrl of the mistake,  the original locator gave it out. when intoxicated, that he intended to go up anrl  relocate all the claims in his own name  anrl that of follow French Canadians,  leaving the Fnglish-speaking partners out  in the cold. Severn' of the latter, getting  wind of this, outfitted at once anrl starter!  for tlie ground, going by row-boat from  Pilot bay to the head of Crawford's bay.  On hearing of this pioinpt action, one of  the French Canadians vowed that he  would "rlr) up" tho party before they got  TWO   SHORT   PARAGRAPHS.  The   One  a Sequel   to the   Other, but Both a  Tale Unfold.  Iv/si.o, .lunimry 171 li.��� ICasi.o, .lummi-y .'(inl.���  ISpocinI to The. Tribune.|~ [.Spi.ciul in Tin- Triliiin.'.!-  TIks Iviisln lidiiril of Ti'iuli. To <;xtnlili_.Ii u llom-il of  mciiiLiurs have forwiinlu.l | Tnulu in Ivnslo i> liko slnrl-  llicir application tor a inj,' n Sunday .school in  Huirter In tlie -iocrclnly of ��� slioul, or ut li_u.-l smiic of  liitu  of   (.lit:   Dominion  of , tho citixuiis iippcm- lo lliink  r.jiiiiulu. Tin:}' Inirdly c.x-  pui-l. any i-ui'iiKiiition nf I lie  mine until the city tins the  required iiopiilaMoii (i.OO).  whidi will bo within iiinulv  days.     11   was   the   iinani  one would lie as useful  tliu oilier. It look o\ cry  other mini in town and a  small boy with a Iiuko bull  to Hid- a crowd (okcIIilt hi  a   lire   company   could   be  moil.! rof|iiost. of the appli- ' slnrlcd. A scorching lire,  eanl.sthat, Itandall II. Kemp and a tin: company will be  In: made secretary. organized.   Important pub  lic events thai need prompt  (attention,  and  a   Hoard of  . Trade will be required.    In  both cases the horse will be  ��� * .'lf"uo   before   the   door   is  ! locked.  One  ment  back, anrl. it is said, went to the head of  Crawford's bay, but finding no other  trace of them than their empty boat, hid  it anrl started to return. He never  reached Pilot bay alive, anrl his body is  believed to have found a resting place in  the bottom of the hike.  The H_uglish-.spea.kiug party made the  relocations anrl two of them started down  the St. Mary's for Fori Steele,  there  to  make the necessary records, the other one  returning.    On his arrival at the head of  Crawford's bay. he. of course, found  the  boat   to   be   missing,   and   had   lo   walk  around tlie shore, some ten miles, to reach  Pilot   Bay.   Three   weeks    have   elapsetl  since   his   return,  anrl   no   won!   has yet  been   received' .from   the   two men. who  started for Fort Steele.    Their friends are  becoming uneasy for their safety, as they  expected to be back at Pilot Bay easily  within the time that has .elapsed.    If they  have perished, three men  will have lost  their lives o er a. mistake that could have  been easily rectified, as the following sec-  ion  of   the   Mineral    Act    shows:   "If  through ignorance any free -miner shall  record a mineral claim in a .different district or mining division to that in which  such claim is situate, such error shall hot  affect his title to such claim, but he shall,  within fifteen days from the discovery of  his error,"record such claim in the district-'  or mining rlivision in which  it is situate,  and ".such new record shall bear the date  of the  first record, anrl  a   note shall   be  made thereon of the error anrl of the date  of the rectification of the same."  It is the Stayers Who Get There.  Tlie two .lacks. Whittier anrl Thompson  found the Blue Bird mine at a time when  ten men were going out of tin; Slocan to  o.ie that was going in. Bob .Jackson was  ;it Kaslo preparing to look for a-bonanza  when judge Bond of Seattle and his retinue of experts anrl relatives weve condemning thr; country. The Northern  Belle anrl Blue Bird were hidden treasures  unearthed after the outward staniperje  was in progress. Today tlie Blue Bird is  fast becoming, a- mine, an extension to it  litis been braided for -f.l.">.000. anrl the  Northern Belle is reckoned at a figure  close onto a quarter of a million.  They Help Themselves.  Fvery dollar that has been expended  by the government on roads and trails in  South .Kootenay lias boon matched by  another dollar contributed by thr; people  of that section. The people of South  Kootenay are not as well fixed as tire the  people in oilier districts of the province,  hilt they are always willing to go down  in their pockets to assist the government  jn carrying rin improvements for the general goorl.  Will be Second to None.  By all accounts. Boh Jackson's Northern  Belle, under bond to Dr. Kilbourne of  Seattle, has blossomed out to be one of tlie  mines of the justly famed Sloean country.  James Clark, a brother of the well-known  ���"Patsy"  anrl   manager  of  the   Rico anrl  A Vender ful groups, recently visiter! ��� the  property. He says that it i.s simply immense: that he has not yet seen anything  in the country to compare with it. Mr.  Clark, like several other well-posted .mining men, looked over the claim when it  was a prospect aud decider! lie rlirl not  want it. Dave O'Neill, foreman of the  Blue Bird, came down to Kaslo on AVerl-  nesda v last and is as enthusiastic over the  Belle 'as Mr. Clark, lis states that with  four men he'could stojie from twenty-five  to thirty tons eaeli shift of the finest ore  he ever saw in any mining camp during  his long experience. Both these gentlemen think the Northern Belle will be  second to none in ail tlie Kootenay country. "Bob" Jackson had tlie tunnel in  I ."is) foot at last accounts.  An Extension of the Blue Bird Bonded.  Jack Whittier. Jack Thompson, anilToui  Norquny have bonded the Stranger, thr'  northerly extension of the Blue Bird  niine,Slocanrlistrict. to a Mr. Montgomery  of New York, for $I.").(K)(). Tlie deal was  made by Thompson a iri Whittier in Spokane. Although tho Stranger is but a  prospect, yet it has the earmarks of developing into a fine mine.  Making Money on a Contract.  Charlie Kent came down to Ktislo on  thr. 1st instant. lie states the tunnel al  the Chambers mine, Slocan district, is iu  forty feet. The country rock is slate and  lime lying in laminated form, between  each contact is a seam of hematite iron.  The rook breaks well anrl Mr. Kent, is making money on his contract.  A Reality and a Rumor.  Thr; banking firm of John M. Burke iv  Co. claim to be well pleased with the  volume of business tliev have transacted  since opening tit Kaslo. It is rumored  thai the Bank of British Columbia and  Bank of Alo'ntreal will establish branches  there as soon as business will warrant it.  up:     but  Nelson     w  the    race  that     he  flay   last week,  as   per announce-  in   the press,   the   following  well-  known citizens of Kaslo assembled  in attendance at a   meeting of the  Board of  Trade:    Randall   H.   Kemp,   M.    I).   Ala-  honey,    Archie   Fletcher.    Sam    Croon,  Tommy Roadlcy, Air. AIcAndi'ow of the  Ottawa hotel, Mr. Kwin the builder, Air.  Goodwin the contractor, J. C. Mayes, anrl  George A. Bigelow���the last-named a resident of Nelson.   The meeting was called  to order by Air. Kemp,  by virtue of his  official position as secretary of tlie Board  of Trade.   He sairl that as promoter and  chief organizer of the board, he was becoming disheartened  at  tlie way things  were going, anrl often felt like paying off  tlie  indebtedness already contracted  ((55  cents)   anrl   chucking   tlie   whole   thing  if     he     took     that    action  ulrl    got    such     a    learl     in  for    commercial    supremacy  would      rlie      rather     than  abandon   tlie vantage ground  Kaslo  had  already obtained   through the Board   of  Trade.    Warming to the subject, he continued  as follows. tr> wit:    "With  a properly organizer!   Board of Trade   anrl   a  c mpetent secretary Kaslo would   taken  front seat among  tlie great cities of the  northwest, anrl transportation companies  would  only be tor)  willing to grant any  requests marie by  her merchants.     Tlie  great Canadian Pacific, even, would tremble iu its boots when we readier! out anrl  grasped it by tlie neck, for if our demands  weve not granted we could squeeze it with  our  powerful   organization  until   it was  dead!  dead!"    He  wound   up by   saying  that someone was needed in the chair before business could be carrier! on properly.  A recent-arrived boomer who had dropper! in on tlie meeting while the -ecretary  was making his great speech   was asked  to preside, but being a real estate man he  said he lacked sufficient gall to take the  chair.    Air.   Hayes,   the   furniture   man.  was next called on.    His  excuse  for not  acting was that he had a. barl cold, whicli  ��� interfered with his* pronunciation.    Alike  Alahoney's turn came  next; but he  had  been  on tlie excursion to Lardo the day  before, anrl was too sleepy to'keep-track  'of .the .proceedings.    Sam Green's excuse  for not offering himself on  the altar- was  that no-well-organized meeting, could- be  held without at least ���one" ready debater  on the Hoor��� anrl he was the only  ready  debater,   present.     Alessrs.     AlcAndrew.  Kwin,   anrl   Goodwin   would   not   sevve.  There was no one left but Tom my Roarlley anrl George Bigelow.   The latter was  only tor> willing,  for he had presided-at  every meeting ever lielrl  in  Nelson: biu  the secretary said he would be blanked if  he would jot down  the proceeding's with  his type writer of any meeting in  Kaslo  that was presided over by  a  hated  foreigner.    And Tommy had to accept.    He  was  conducted   to  the chair  by  Alessrs.  Goodwin anrl AlcAndrew, anrl in a short  speech   thanked   those   present   for   the  great honor that had   been   thrust upon  him, and-wound  no by saying", that as it  was the first.time tliat one so young as he  had ever undertaken such great responsibilities, any errors made would be those  of the heart, not of tlie head.  George Bigelow, not to be downed by a  contaulcerous secretary, jumper! to his  feet at the conclusion of chairman H-oad-  ley's neat little speach. and said substantially as follows: "You people r>f Kaslo  believe just as we people of Nelson .believed last spring, that is. that you have  the world, if you only can get ji good  grip on it. You will learn, in time, what  we people of Nelson have already learned,  that is. that it takes money, not wind, to  make thr; mare go. Instead of organizing  a board of trade in a town that litis considerable more wind than money, you  should unite with us people of Nelson,  jind between the two we may be able to  raise men anrl money enough to run a  Board of Trade." Here the speaker's  voice was drowned by a shower of  hisses and cat-culls, and every man  in tho room was ou his Jt'eel in an  instant, but the secretary' got the  chairman's eye. anrl he wjis given  floor. | A piece of rank favoritism, by  way, for Sam (.ireen should have  recognized. |  The secretary sjtid tluit he would see  Nelson in hades before lie would stand  in with her on any' proposition, lie  hiirl been in every mining excitement in  the Far West anrl had often guessed to ji  man the number of people that would arrive iu new towns within a given time.  Mr; lmd guessed on January I'.'th that  Ktislo would Inive a population of 2.".(.0  within ninety days from that dale, now  he would move an ameurlmeiit to that  guess. "Put the amendment in writing!"  interrupted Air. Bigelow: tinrl in attempting to follow the suggestion tlie secretary  stubbed his only pen in the table.- instea'rl  of in the ink bottle, breaking the point  off. Hesumiiig his speech, tlie secretary  sairl tluit within six months Kaslo would  haven population r>ff>(XX.. Another interruption occurred right here, Mr. Hayes  piping in wit!   " " '        "   ''  til we have the.5000 before organizing tlie  board." Disgusted at these'evidences of  contrariness, the secretary slowly sat  down.  Archie Fletcher saw an opportunity to  place himself on record Jinrl lie availed  himself of it. Me excitedly rose to his  feet, and sairl heilirl not favor any scheme  whereby the destinies of Kaslo would be  forever linked to those of places like Balfour. Pilot Bay, Kobson. Trail Creek, anrl  Nelson. That Kaslo was inseparable from  the greatest mining district on earth, anrl  that her people must not, no. shall not.  allow tl ose of other towns to handle even  ji sack of ore tluit comes from the Alonte-  zuina. to say nothing of that that comes  from the Freddy Lee. I tell you. gentlemen, that although we are few in numbers  what we say goes."  This outburst of eloquence ended the  speech-making, and on motion of Sam  Green the meeting adjourned sine rlie���to  the barroom of the Palace hotel, whore  Charlie Lunriberg. who was on the day  shift, set them up. not a man who wjis at  the meeting having the price of a drink in  his clothes.  Next week another enthusiastic meeting will be held, lo take action on the fire  and water questions, a full report of  which will appear in Tin-: Tmnuxu, the  only strictly reliable paper that has a  large circulation in Kaslo.  ONE   RIVER   DAMMED  " INCORPORATE!" THE WATCHWORD  OUR     PEOPLE  GRASS   TO  SHOULD  * NOT     ALLOW  GROW    UNDER    THEIR  tlie  the  I icon  By Ice and Another Damned by the Men Who  Carry the Mails.  Allan AIcFhee. a pioneer in  West Kootenay jind a man who has undergone much  hardship in the fifty years that he has put  in mi earth, brought a long-expected mail  into Nelson yesterday afternoon.    On being questioned as to the causes of the do-  lay, Air. AlePhee said   Unit he left North-  port on time tind arrived  ut the clearing  below AlcCleary ranch so latcon-Saturday  evening that he had to make cum)).    Sunday morning he crossed the Columbia Jinrl  reached Slocan Crossing in the afternoon.  .Monday  morning it wjis  found'tluit the  Ivootenay could   not  be crossed  until   ji  passage wjis  cut   through   the   ice.    This  took two days, six men being at work ;ill  that time.    The ti-iil lo Nelson was heavy  from the late s onus, anrl when the post-  office wjis reached. Alljin s;iys lie does mod  know whether he or the mules were tlie  noiirest played out.  Air. AlePhee says that the floating ice in  the Columbia has former! jams, fully  twenty-five feet in thickness, jib the  mouth of Sheep crock ajid at Fort Sheppard. He also stiys tluit the ice in tlie  Kootenay is woni so thin by the .water  washing the slush snow on'the surface  that a man afoot cannot make the crossing with safety. Tlie Coliunbiji is therefore dammed' by the ice jams and the  Kootenay damned by tlie mail,,carriers  for not "being jam full'of ice.  Prom the Base of Operations.  Northport  News,  January   2(5th:     -.Reports  receiver!   yesterday from   the  con-  truction ptirty tliat is extending the Spokane it -Northern   niilway   to   the  boundary line state that the.work is progressing sjitisftiotorily.    It is believer! that-tiie  grading of this  10-mile extension will be  completed .. early. in   Alarch.   giving   the  ��� tmoklayers ample time to complete-tho  road-   ready   for   service    by 'April    1st.  The work on the Nelson iV. Fort Sheppard  will begin about the time the Spokane <fc"  Northern's -extension   is completed,  connecting with it'at the boundary line. This  roar I   will   be  sixty   miles  in length   anrl  completed aboutSeptember 1st. Although  built by a different company it is understood tliat it will be prjictically ji portion  of  the Spokane Ac Northern and ..will-be  operated   under  the  same   management.  **Wo will vui\  daily trains to Northport  after April 1st," s.-iirl an official of the hitter   road   yesterday,   "'and  it is probtiblo  that brmts will run up the river to Kobson  to  connect  with   the Nelson   road   daily  instead of semi-weekly after that dale, as  they cannot begin to luiiidle the business  they will have next spring under the old  system.    As for our road, we have enough  work   to   keep  lis  busy for ;i month now.  and   will   Inive  ;ill   we'can attend to next  spring and summer."  Hedged in by Insurmountable Obstacles.  At no time in its short but strikingly  eventful life has Nelson been tis inaccessible jis it, i.s now. Ttie hejul oflicc of the  grojilost navigation company operating  boats in inland British Columbia isloeaterl  on our; of its main streets anrl a branch of  the greatest railway in the Dominion has  one of its two ends inside the limits of the  townsite. yet if a stranger like Bill  Springer is within our gates he must of  necessity remain until the fransoortjit ion  companies referred to think there is  money in resuming operations, or walk  out over the right-of-way of the Nelson  iv- Fort Shoppjird railway the only route  to the outside that is not obst ructod by  insurmountable obstacles.  Feet Until the Town in Which they Live is  Incorporated Under the Municipalities"  Act, which' would Allow Them to Manage their Own Local Affairs and Permit Them to Spend all the Money Raised  by  Taxation.  "Incorporate!."   should be the  watchword of the  people of Nelson from this  time ou,   They should spare no effort to  bring   about   that   state.    If they   are  not   possessed   of   sufficient   sense   and  judgment   to   manage   their   own    local  affairs,'then none but themselves will be  the   sufferers.     Improvements   must  be  made if the town  is to grow, and tliey  cannot be made until the town is incorporated.   If the town is not to grow, what  jire we here for?   Ihe only rli Acuity in  the way of securing incorporation is from  tlie  fact  that too few property  owners  have their lots registered in the'land registry office at Victoria.    Theiefoie, every  resident,  or  non-resident   for that mat-,  ter,   should   see  to  it   jit once  that his  real  estate  is registered.    He should do  that if for no other reason than to protect  his title.    Once the r.Avners of more than  one-half   in  value   of  the   assessed . real  estate  in  Nelson   have their property registered  incorporation   will   be  Jin   easy  matter:   until   then   it cannot be done.  Go  to  the  public  meeting at  the Phair  hotel  on  Saturday  night and lend your  aid  jind your money to  the goorl cause.  The day Nelson is incorporated, that day  will she stand erect anrl say to her rivals:  ������Behold the queenliest city in all Kootenay."  Served Them R'ght.  The Afontreti! Trade Bulletin relates  about how a number of capitalists of tliat  city have been swindler! by a fraudulent,  Colorado mining company, which promised wonderful dividends. Tlie monies  lost by Alontrealers ure said to range from  hundreds up to $250,000. Tlie plan  adopted by the mining company was to  pay large monthly dividends for ji short  time, until a large amount of capital was  roped in. and.then the bubble wasallowed  to burst, when it appeared thai the dividends had been paid out of subscriptions  for stock. In commenting on the above  the '-'Winnipeg Commercial says:  "We were almost going to say tliat it  served   these  people  right to  lose   their  money, though this is perhaps a��� little too  harsh.   There is jm unlimited fielrl right  here at home for the investmentof capital  iii   legitimate   mining enterprises,   in   as  rich mineral districts jis can be found anywhere iu Colorado.   'With thesilyer region  of Thunder Bji.v,  the gold of tlie Lake of  the AVoods, and-the wonderful wealth of  the  Kootenays. besides many otter mineral   regions,  there is no need' for Canadians to go abrojirl to'look for rich Investments  iu  milling.    Our capitalists   have  allowed 'foreigners, to come in anrl absorb  some of  the   richest regions .of   British  -Columbia, whicli means the richest in the  world,' while home capital could not be induced to invest.    No country in the world  today presents a more inviting lielrl  for  tlie    investment    of    capital    in   mining  development than Canada does.   We have  a-mpleroom for tlie employment of all.our  own   surplus  capital -available   for   that  purpose, anrl a great rlea! -more besides.  Then why,.gentlemen, invest in swindling  foreign concerns?"  Ran Out of Supplies.  Nr) ma Iter how careful, the man who is  compelled to work out-of-tlie-way mineral  claims during the long- winters tliat  prevail in this part of British Columbia  will run out of needed supplies. (!. If.  Andrews has'a claim on Civeout creek,  four miles south of Nelson, on which-lie is  working this winter. Last. December he-  laid in his supplies, believing he hud sufficient of everything to lust him until the  snow went oh" in lhe spring. For the hist  month lie has had great difficulty in keeping open the cut loading to the tunnel in  which he is at work, snow falling nearly  everyday. This work caused him to run  out of one thing that mining operators  cannot well get along wit.liout.tind yesterday ho came to Nelson---to purchase ji  few pounds of tobacco.  Taking Timely Precautions.  Thr-   people  of   Ktislo   are  awjire   that  their .town  is Ihible to bo   wiped out by  lire at any  time,  anrl are   taking every  precaution   within   their  means  to   fight  >y  subscription  Work Resumed  Toad AIoiwtain.  eitil to Tin; Tribune.J  on TojuI  .Mountain  can   be found    was  at the Silver King.  February *.nl.    | Spe-  J    The coldest wetitIleitis far ax tmy record  on January .'_lst and  this month.    On   the  the thermometer reg-  low y.oro; on   the  1st,  ,"iS below: jind on the 2nd. .*.(. below.    The  Mi'.w has settled down goorl and hard ami  i- about   seven   feet,   in   depth.    Jim  Fox  and  Charley Townsend   commence  work  lire. They have raised  something over .ImOO with which to build  throe cisterns of a capacity of .".(.00 gallons  each. The contract for the cisterns lias  been let, ami work on them will begin  next week. The Ivaslo fire department  also expects, anrl should receive, as large  a government appropriation tis is gran led  the one at Nelson.  t he 1st tind 2nd of  morning of the Hist  istorcd .'.ti degrees be  on.   tl"!   Hirlrlen   Treasure   today.    No  crosscut in the grout Silver King mine  Why not wait. then, nn- I being driven ahead by one man.  A Lucky Man.  A well-known mining operator who  owns ji business block iu Spokane writes  Tiik Tkiihwk from tliat city under date  of January 'JOth: '"I start i'or my homo  in Rochester, New York, tomorrow, where  I will he until the season is such as to  allow of being in the mines again when I  return." Lucky man to be the possessor  of n paying mine in a fumed district like  Slocan, a business block in ji growing city  like Spokane, anil a home iu a "flour  city" J ike Rochester.  >_-:-���'_*' THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  9,  1893.  UPPER  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  'ENAY 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 fop 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.    Ask your miner Friends about it.  For further Information as to prices for Lots, Terms, Etc., Apply to __  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 TUIIU.NK is published mi Thni-.-cIn.vs. by John  I Huston & Co.. and will be mailed lo subscribers  dm payment:of O.nk lJoi.i_.wcii year'. No subscription  taken'for less than a year.  l.l'XH.LAI. AUVKU'riSKMKN'r.S printed at the following- rates: One inch. i'AO a year; two inelies.  sm a .ear; three inches sSl it year: four inches.  5!).; a vear; five inches. SKIS a year: six inelies and  over, in tho rate of SI.5II an inch per month.  TKAN'Sll'-NT  Al.VKkTISI'.MKNTS ib cents n line for  first, insertion and 1(1 cents a line for each additional  'insertion.    Birth,  marriage, and death notices free.  1/OCAI, OI! liKAIMXCi JIATTKI. NOTICES M cents a  line each insertion.  JOJ. PRINTING at fair rales. All accounts for "job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst of  every month: subscription, in advance.  A BRANCH OK KICK, with Mr. It. If. Kemp in charge,  is established at Kaslo. Mr. Kemp is authorized to  receipt for subscriptions ami contract, for advertisements.  ADDRKSS all communications to  TIIK TKIHUXK, Nelson, B.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaBAU.  M.D.��� I'hvsif.ian  and Surgeon.    Rooms  ���   and  I  Houston  block. Xelson.   Telephone  V2.  T? ANT) ALL H. k'KMP. M.K.���K.vaniines and reports  -1" on mines and prospects. Twenty years* continuous  experience. Independent of any mine or works. _Sol.ui-  t'.restod in the buying or selling of mines or prospects.  Kaolo, Jl.O.  ....KKHRLiARV 9,  1893  TirURSDAV   MORN1XH.  A  NAME   THAT  WILL  LIVE.  Tu the tlejit.li of .lames Gillespie Blaine  the United States loses a man that  will  Ji \*e in history, not as it <?ieat orator, but  tis   tt   f*roat   politician - anrl   statesman.  'Without tho aid of influential friends or  family connections���-potent forces in the  rise of young men in Kn^lish poli .ics���he  became a loader in a party that not only  maintained   the    integrity   of   ti   great  nation,   but administered  its laws uninterruptedly   -.for    nearly    a   quarter   of  a    century.     As   a . politician    he    avus  more 'devoted   to    the   success   of    his  party   than   to   his   own   advancement,  for he  positively   declined   allowing his  name to  be  used  as a   presidential 'candidate when  the candidacy could be his  for  the asking and at a  time when his  party-wtis almost certain to be successful  at the polls.    As a statesman he had nt>t  a .superior in the advocacy of legislation  that would be of   lasting benefit to  the  people of his country and no equal as an  upholder of the rights and dignity t)f his  country among the nations of the earth.  No   bettor  evidence of   his greatness  is  needed than the bitterness with whicli he  was asstiilerl by opponents'of his party at  home anrl of hiseountry abroad.    That lie  was a pure man is proven by the fact that  his wife anrl  family never suffered  from  any act of  his.    That he  was intensely  .American.will not be. denied; but love of  country anrl a desire to maintain anrl advance/its interests,   as   against   that ,of:'  othe'r countries, is a distinguishing trait  of all, great men that make history.    His  name will live as long as tluit of any other  citizen of the Republic whoever satin the  presidential chair, anrl much  longer than  several  who  were successful in reaching  that high position.  THE   INCORPORATION   OF   NELSON.  Before, incorporating the town of Nelson, the people residing therein should  know from what sources the money  ���needed lo run the municipality isdorived.  Elsewhere the sources are specified. Incorporation means that for every dollar  now paid the province in the way taxes  anrl licenses another dollar (raised from  the same sources) must be paid the municipality, for a properly equipped municipal  government cannot be run for a less sum  than is now paid to the province. It  simply moans that the owner of real property will bo required to pay one cent on  every dollar for which he i.s assessor!, instead of one-half cent; that personal  property owners will bo required to contribute two-thirds of a cent on the dollar  whore they now pay one-third of a cent;  that hole*.keepers will pay $200 for a six  months' license, instead of $100; etc,.etc  If incorporated, thr; town council could  bra-row money up to within one-third of  the total of its assessment roll, tind the  money could bo expended in grading  streets, building sidewalks, constructing  sewers, bonusing manufacturing .enterprises, and paying policemen.  Since penning the above, the writer litis  become better poster I on tho subject matter���probably the best posted of any man  on the committee appointed to raise funds  to secure incorporation.' If the town of  Xelson is to be incorporated, a petition  must l)e sent the executive council tit Victoria dated and signed by the owners of  more tlmn one-half in value of the real  property to bo included within the limits  of the town when incorporated, the value  of the real property to be ascertained from  the last revised provincial assessment roll  anrl the ownership to bo alone determined  by the books in the land registry office tit  Victoria. The petition must state the  total number of persons entitled to petition, and their names, the assessed value  of etich person's real property as above,  the names and total number of nuile inhabitants who tire British subjects, and  are of the full age of twenty-one years,  and who have been and are residents for  tit least six months before the date of the  first signature to the petition within the  boundaries of the hind sought to be incorporated tis a city or town.  After incorporation the city can contract debts not to exceed 30 per cent of the  assessed value of the land or improvements, or the real property of the municipality, according to the last revised assessment roll. No taxes shall bo collected by  the province on any real estate in any  municipality. Xo licenses shall be collected by the province from any person oi  corporation doing business in any municipality. The province shall collect the  provincial revenue tax ($3 a year fron,  eaeh resident)aud personal property taxe.-  from residents of a municipality, but ur.  municipality shall levy or collect such  taxes. 'Municipalities,can levy anrl collect  taxes for veal estate-assessed tit its market  value ..and for improvements thereon assessed at not to exceed one-half their  value (or may exempt improvements from  taxation altogether). Every municipality  has the power to issue licenses for the  purposes following, anrl to levy tind collect by means of such licenses the amounts  following: '"   :  (ii.) In Township or District Municipalities, from any  person vending-spirituous or fermented liquors by retail  for each house or place where such vending is carried on,  not less than fifty dollars and not more than one hundred  dollars for every six months:  (."'.) In City Municipalities, from every person not hav-  ! ing a retail license issued under sub-sections III or (;">l of  this section, who sells, barters, or I rallies by retail in fermented, spirituous or other liquors in a shop, store or  place other than an inn. saloon, ale or beer-house, oc  other house of public entertainment, in quantities of nor  less tluiji a reputed pint: bottle at any one time to any out  pci-Min. and at. the time of sale wholly removes and takes  away the liquors in quantities of not less than a reputed  pint'bottle, for each house or place where such vending  is carried on. not exceeding seventy-live dollars every  six months:  (-1.)'Krom any person not having a retail license as  above' and vending spirituous or fermented liquors by  wholesule. that, is to say, iu quantities of not less than,  two gallons for each house or place, not exceeding li fly  dollars for every six months:  (.*>.) Krom any person who keeps a restaurant and supplies beer or porter or wines with meals, and not otherwise, not exceeding lifty dollars for every six months:  (li.) Krom any person keeping a saloon or building  where a billiard table is used for hire or profit, not exceeding live dollars for each table for every six months:  (7.) Krom any person keeping a bowling alley or rifle  gallery, not exceeding live dollars for every six months:  (8.) Krom any person selling opium, except chemists  and druggists using the same in preparation of prescriptions of .medical practitioners, not exceeding two hundred and llfty dollars fur every six months:  (!l.) Krom any person carrying on the business of a  wholesale, or of a wholesale and retail, merchant, or  trader, not. exceeding lifty dollars for every six months:  (10.) Krom any retail trader, not exceeding live dollars  for every six months:  Such two last mentioned licenses to enable the person  paying the same lo change his place of business at  pleasure, but not to carry on business at two places  nt the same lime underline license:  (II.) Krom any hawkcr'or pedler. not exceeding lifty  dollars for every six months:  112.1 From every person who either on his own behalf  or as an agent for another or others, sells, solicits or lakes  orders for the sale by retail of goods, wares or merchandise, I.o be supplied or furnished by any iicrsnn or firm  doing business outside of the Province, and not having a  permanent, and licensed place of business within the  Province, a sum not exceeding lifty dollars for every six  nionllis:  (IU.) Krom every person who keeps or carries on a public wash-house or laundry, not exceeding live dollars for  every six months:  (II.) Krom any person carrying on the business of a  pawnbroker, not exceeding one hundred and twenty-live  dollars for every six months:  (Iii.) Krom the owner or owners of cabs, buggies, carts,  wagons, carriages, omnibuses, and other vehicles kepi  for hire, an amount, not exceeding two dollars and lifty  cents per half-year for every such vehicle: Provided that  no person or company holding four licenses under I his  sub-section shall be liable at the same lime to take outnr  pay for a license in respect of the livery stable al which  the vehicle mentioned iu such license is kepi :  (l(i.) Krom every livery stable keeper, not exceeding  ten dollars for every six mouths:  (17.) Krom any person owning a pack-train of six or  more animals, freight wagon, stage conch, or omnibus,  used iu transporting goods for prolll or hire a distance  beyond ten miles from any town, not exceeding live dollars for every six mouths:  (IS.) Krom any person owning a pack-train of less  llian six animals, dray wagon or omnibus, used in transporting goods and passengers for prolll or hire within a  distance of ten miles from uny town, not exceeding two  dollars and llfty cents for evecy six mouths:  (III.) Krom any person carryingon, on hisown aceounl,  the business of a. banker, nl one place of business, not exceeding four hundred dollars for every year: and foreaeh  other place of business, not exceeding one hundred dollars for every year; ��� |  i     (2'U    Krom each person practicing as a barrister or so-  ! Iicitor.   twelve   dollar.-  and   lifty  eon Is   I'or  every  six  nioiilhs:  (21.J Krom every person, other than a harri.-.(cr or solicitor who has taken out a license to practice us such,  following (he occupation of a**convoynncer or land agent,  or both, twelve dollars and lifty cents for every six  monlhs:  (���_._..) Krom any auctioneer, not being a government  ollicer .citing hy auction government property, orsheriM'.  or sheril!"s ollicer, or bailill' selling lands, goods or chattels taken in execution or for the. satisfaction of rent or  laxes. in addition lo any other license before mentioned,  noL exceeding fifty dollars for every six monlhs:  (ii:..) Krom every person who exhibits ii public circus  or menagerie, an amount not exceeding (wo hundred dollars for each exhibition:  (���JI.) Krom the proprietor or manager of any theater,  for each exhibition, not exceeding I en dollars:  (L'i'i.) Krom every person following within the municipality any trade, dcoupal.iun, or calling not hereinbefore  enumerated, or wlio enters into any contract- or agreement to perform any work or furnish any material, not  exceeding live dollars for every six months: Provided,  always, that no person employed as a .journeyman, or for  wage's only, and not employing other persons, or having a  regular place of business, shall be subject lo the provisions of this sub-section.  (lid.) Krom every express company, gas company, telephone company, electric light company, street railway or  tramway company, investment and loan societies, fur  dealer.! or fur trailers, a sum not exceeding lifty dollars  for every six months.  The real ostateassessmentroll of Xelson  amounts to $251,000. therefore tho incorporation petition must be signed by the  owners of assessed property of the value  of $127.;ltMl. Jf incorporator!, the town  would practically use for its own purposes  till the money paid tis taxes or for licenses,  which last year amounted to over $-1000.  Hut it i.s safe to say that the amount required to run a city government and pay  interest on money borrowed to carry out  needed .public works and improvements  would not be less than $12,000. Can you  stand the expense? If you can. incorporate as soon as possible.  G-OLD.  SILVEB.  T_.E1_A.ID_  (The Nagle-Davios 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 eash, balance in 3 and 6 months.  Managing- Ag-ent,  STONE BLOCK,   KASLO.   B. C.  THE  D CO  LIMITED     LIABILITY.  P  A r.o.'XTi'V is a shcol of tt country Avheii  its mails are carried on pack animals over  trails that run alongside navigable rivers  anrl workable railways. Such a country  is South Kootenay iu this year of our  Lord one thousand eight hundred and  ninety-three.  Blocks A and B  (water frontage)  Now on he  Market.  Call before the SPRING RUSH, as prices must go up.   Correspondence Solicited.  T..STONE, Townsite Agent, Front St., Kaslo, B.C.  T. .1. HOADLKY.  (NOTAKV   I'UHT.tO.)  Stone Block, KASLO.  MINES  REAL ESTATE  MATHKW GUTHKIE.  Commission  REAL  ESTATE AND   MINES.  Merchants  and   Insurance  Agents.  Desirable Kaslo Property on  Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kaslo-Slocan Mining  Properties for Sale.  Assessment Work Done and Abstracts Furnished Outside Parties.    Conveyancing.  ���  OFFICE   IK"   THE    STONE    BUILDIITG-,   FEONT   STEEET,   K_ASLO.  THE  SOI.K AOKNT KOIt TIIK  Tho.business centre for the Ivuk1o-.S1ik.hii mines  .MAN.UiINC    Af.l.NT     KOI.    -  Tliu key to the great Lardo und  Duncan  1 liver Camps.  W.   HlCIIAUPSON.  Nelson.  .1. Hkai.kv.  Iva-slo.  LO    :-   T  ^atix_x_   sto-jst   dailt   stages  TO TERMINUS  OF  KASLO  WAGON ROAD,  RETURNING SAME DAY.  Freight forwarded with care and despatch to any point in  the Kaslo-  Slocan   District.   First-Class   Saddle   Horses   for   Hire.  STAGE   LEAVES KASLO at  7  a.m.   sharp   every   morning,   Sunday  included.    RETURNING LEAVES Terminus of Road at 3 p.m.  JHICHABDSON & UEALEY  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL^-:- AGENTS  $10,000  TO  LOAN  ON REAL  ESTATE   SECURITY.  ������ ,��� .��������_>  ���- ���   ���-.���....        i.��� -���������,..,.  Mosdames ��� DbyDEN & ScHHOEDEI  RWOIW        KAgLO  FRED. J. SQUIRE,  ff\ereba\-)t      :  O3H0r . BAKER  STREET,  NELSON,  HAH  ON"   DISPLAY  A   KL'1,1.  ItANOI.   ()!���'  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Tweeds and Serges.  KAI.I, AND   WINTKK  CUOi.S  NOW ON   MAM).  PEICES TO STXIT T_E____E_ TIMES  "TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  Toronto, Ontario,  MANl"_'\U-Tl,l_.....'.  OK  FIRE-PROOF  BURGLAR-PROOF  (Deputy   .Shorill*)  LICENSED   AUCTIONEER  NKLSON.   li. r_.  Auction sales made at uny point in West Ivootona..  district. Town lots and mining claims bought and sold  on eommission. A Kunenil real estate business tranaeted.  Ollice fen1 the present, at resilience, corner Carbonate and  Koolenay si,reels.  Wanted to Borrow $5  Any person wishing lo loan $.100, or any part of it, for  ninety days, can do so lo advuiituw. by applying to  .lOfiN Tnt.l.STON.  Tribune ollice, Nelson, It. ('.  D  N  A  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREET, NELSON,  Carrv full lines of nil kinds of  Furniture for resiliences, hotels.  and oillces.    iMaltresses made to  order, and  at prices lower Limn  eastern and coast manufacturers.  TIIKV AUK A 1.81) AfiHNTS I'Olt  Evans Pianos and  Doherty Organs  John M. Kkekkh.  KEEFER  &  .Ia.mks W. .Skai.i;.  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job IcnmiiiK done.    Have several hundred cords of (food  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  I.HAVE 'OKIIKItH    AT  J.  F.  Hume   &   Co.'a,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.   AND       -  VAULT   DOORS.  W. .1.   WILSON.  W.   IT.I-DUl..  Wilson   &' Perdue,  Nelson and Kaslo.  j.  Will contract to supply mining companies and  steamboats with fresli meats, and deliver same at. any mine  or landing in   tlie   Ivootenay  I^ake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  NOTICE.  Votice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly for the Province, of Hritish Col-  iiuibiaaf its next session for an ael lo extend the time in  which the N'elson Klecfric I.igbf Company, Limited, may  complete and have in operation the works ro<|uircd under the terms of Its charter.  Dated the 2lllh nf January. l.S.I.'J.  I_OI.W'l'_l.l_ & IRVING.  Solicitors for applicants.  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT,  Pursuant..to the '"Creditors'Trust Deeds Act, 18!)1."  N'olice is hereby given that Augusta.; Carney and  Alhert Harrett, trading under the llrm name of "Carney & Harrett." of the (own nf Xelson, merchants,  have by deed, bearing date the 21st dav of January I.S..H  assigned all their real and personal property to George  \\ . lliehardson of the said town of Nelson, financial  agent, in trust for the benefit of all their creditors.  The said deed of assignment was executed bv the said  ttsslgm.es on the __lst day of January, A. D., ISito, and bv  the said trustee on the 2'Avd day of January, A. D  ISO.'t   *  Any persons having any claim against the said'flrm'of  Carney & Harrett. are requested to forward and deliver  to the said trustee, or his solicitors, fiilUparticuIars of  their claims, duly verified by statutory declaration, on or  before the 1st, day of March. 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Xoliee is hereby given that application will be made to  the Parliament of Canada, at its next session, for an act  to incorporate a company for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and equipping a railway from some  point on the Columbia river, at or near the southern  boundary of the Province of British Columbia, to Ivootenay lake, at, or near the loivn of Xelson, via Salmon  river and Cottonwood-Smith creek, with power to construct and operate telegraph and telephone lines in connection with the said railway.  CllliYSLKH & I.ICWIS,  ���Solicitors for applicants.  Dated at. Ottawa, (he third day of January. I8!).'i.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  N'olice is hereby given that Henry Andej'son, as agent  forl.corgc ('. 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. Ivootenay District. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within (X) days of publication. X.  KITZ.STUHHS.  Nelson, K.C., Dec. 27th. 18.12. Mold Commissioner,  m  S__y_��r.  mm  rW'Ka  -c��v_{i|  - ������ __Af>_>-__) m  B. 0., TM tfftSDAt, FEBRUARY  I),   1803:  postal revenue for the year ending1 June  ���'.Ofch, 1SSJ2, exclusive of the money order  business, was SCo,()(io,2.)8.87. Of this$Jl,-  ���I'32,J20.��() came i'roin letter postage. The  bulk ol' thisits of course in 2-r-ent stamps,  and it is sale to put the whole number of  this   (lenoii.iu.i.tion   used   at   more   than  2,000.000.000 per sinnum.         "      t  A   SNOWY*  MONSTER   OF   THE   NORTH.  North  visited  by  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OK IXTKHKST (at present) KOl.it Per Cent.  A GHOST STORY.  "1 tlon't inciiii that I ever had a leg or  tin arm blown o!T by a blast���you can see  that I'or yourself���but 1 wtis injured so  that I couldn't work underground any  more, anrl that is the reason ! got this  place tis wa(.chimin on the surface. A  doctor can't always find tlie place a man  is hurt, anrl when a man is done up by a  ghost 1 guess it ain't any use to try and  patch him up at the hospital. Tell you  about it? Why, I tiin't stuck on talking  about that night, but as you say you have  heard something about it anrl want"- the  real facts I'll tell you the story���-toll.you  lirst what we afterwards remembered  about Tom Askew tind then about my  night with the gho-st. for that makes the  story the same as they write them.  "It was years ago when evvvy mine on  tlie great Comslock lode | at Virginia CJity.  Nevada,] wtis laying on as many men as  could be worked���from the Utah on the  north to the .Justice on the south, it .was  nothing out of the way then to see a new  man or two in the dressing-room, anrl  nothing much was thought one night,  when we were changing to go down on  theJl o'clock shift, for a new man tore-  port to tlie timekeeper. Mostly <]i'eii  were put on with the morning shift, but  this man gave his name, Tom Askew, and  that was the name of one of the new men  given to the timekeeper.  "lie wasa youngish, smooth-faced man,  Cornish by his speech,'though he talker!  but little. I saw nothing of liini after we  left the .dressing-room, for I wtis in the  ' gang who were cleaning out the ..800-foot  level, -which had been Hooded, and he wtis  sent "down with the 'gang who were repairing'the. pump, rod near the incline  "sump. The water in the incline sump  was nearly boiling, anrl tis the timbers  were all slippery from the Hooding it was  a nasty anrl dangerous place to work.  "When we report erl off .at 7 o'clock the  next morning Tom' Askew was missing.  The station boss who had charge of the  sum)) gang told tlie shift boss that about  5 o'clock in the morning Askew hail asked  if he might go to the cooling-room on the  station above, anrl as he was a new man the  boss thought he might be sick from the  heat, so had not -wondered about his not  returning . to ' work. The morning shift  were told to make a search for tlie missing man; and at 10 o'clock the foreman reported to the superintendent that a new  man���Tom Askew���had fallen in the incline sump on the night shift. If they  got the water out of the incline they  might find enough of his boiled bones to  hold an inquest on. The foreman had  just naturally supposed that Askew was  in the sump because they could not Hurl  him.  "The nittn was not a. member .of the  Miners' Union, so nothing much more  would have been heard of poor Tom Askew if Tom himself hail not reported on  for work on the -i o'clock shift that afternoon. This wtis the sure enough Tom,  for he had brought a letter to the foreman a couple of days before, who recognized him. The real Tom could not do  much to clear up the muss. He sairl he  had been ordered by the foreman to report on the night before. He had gone to  Jiis boarding-house to get some sleep, and  at about 0 o'clock nf that evening a man  had come to him and said he had orders  from the foreman to tell him not to report on until the next afternoon. The  man who gave him this order was a  youngish, smooth-faced Cornishinaii. Of  course there wtis a big fuss for a while  trying to find out who the man cooking in  the sump could be, but there wtis big developments and plenty of accidents in  those days, and the other Tom Askew  wtis soon forgotten.  "Two or three weeks after tluit the men  on my level had something to talk about  $3,000,000  $1,100,000  jsr*EX_soisr _B_R_A._N*C��a::,  Cor. linker and Stanley Sts.  I'Nolson, H.C., Victoria,' H.C..  T> i        I     Vancouver, H.O., Nanaimo, H.C..  DrailClieS- u     *PW Westminster H.C.. ICainloops.H.C.  .San r ranciseo, Cala., Portland, Ore.,  I Seattle,  Wash., Tacoina. Wash.  III--AI)   OKKICK:  I.O   Lombard street,   LOXDOX,   Kng.  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.  L'.VITK!) STATKS-AgenlsHank Montreal, New York:  Hank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On and after January 1st. ISii.'i, the rale of interest on  deposits will be .')���_ per cent, until further notice.  that drove all thought of the other Ton.  out of their heads. ft>r the ghosts that art  iu every mine were getting might}  troublesome in ours, and particularly oi  oii'r level. I've htirl more book learning  han most miners, anrl while I know weii  enough there tire ghosts, I don't belie\ c  every yarn I heard iu the cooling-rooms oi  on the station when the men got togethei  for their meals. The men talked a. heap  about strange noise ��� anrl shadowsand tin  tools that weve changer! from their places.  All these things could be explained without going to tin* ghosts for it.  "Down in the hot mines, where the  earth swells with such force that great  timbers tire crushed to little splinters by  It. there are sure to be noises: where the  air is so hot it burns your lips as you  breathe there aiv* sure io be vapors that  make strange shadows: where loosened  rock falls without warning tools -can be  knocked out of place' Besides tlie re were  rats in the mine. The miners etit but  little of tlie big pails of dinner they take  down with them, and there is enough  meal tind broad scattered around to feed  tin army of rats, tinrl they make sudden  noises that give a man a shiver even in a  hot drift.  "Well, we were running a crosscut from  the main north .drift, on our level anrl  most r>f the firing wjis left to me to do.  Vou know that when you tiro ready to  fire a'blast till the men but one working  on that face go to a safe 'place and the  man vvlio remains makes the shot.  "I know well enough tluit none of the  men on my gang wanted to be left alone  iu the face"of tliat crosscut to do the firing  for the ghost had actually been seen oh  tin -upper level lately, anrl there was a  good -ileal of a scare all over the mine.  Tliat erosscu was not a very likely place  to be left'alone in even with no'ghosts  about. It was in about forty feet, anrl as  it was started off from very near the end  of the main drift there wtis no passing of  ears or of men to keep you company.  ���'Back about a hundred feet from where  our crosscut-started, a. ���winze had been  sunk from a little chamber cut olf from  the drift. That winze���a winze is just a  shaft stink from some level underground  instead of from the suifti.ee���the winze, .1  was saying, wtis sunk before my time on  that level, but tho old windlass still stood  over the mouth, anrl I had often noticed  the bucket hanging just on tlie level with  the sill with the rope hear]vail wound up.  "On the night I am te'lling you of 1  happened to be the last of my gang as we  went in to our crosscut, walking single  file along the drift, holding our candles in  our hands. As we -passerI that winze 1  happened to notice .that the bucket was  lowered out of sight, anrl from the looks  of the rope was hanging about fifteen feet  down the winze. 1 stepped ��� toward the  mouth, intending to throw thelightof my  ca.ndledown the. winze to see if thebueket  was all right.'when I noticed the rope give  a-still" little nervous tremble. I stopped.  The motion was just as if some one were  standing on the bucket anrl holding on to  the rope, hiding there anrl waiting until  we should pass. I hurried oh tifter my  men. 1 lielrl the drill that night. J had  to tell the men with me that I wtis sick  and could not strike, for J knew the way  I w;ts shaking I .would be sure to Iiit some  one on the hands if 1 tried to swing a  hammer. One of the men noticed the way  I was in and asked ine if I had seen the  ghost. 1 did not know whether I had or  not and  I rlirl not answer.  ���'That made the'men pretty scary, tind  I could see they weve mighty pleased  when we hail four holeslinished, anrl as it  wtis dinner time 1 sairl they could go back  to the cooling-room and eat. and I would  fire the shots anrl then join them. Vou  see I was not such an ignorant man as tlie  others were, and I had some pride, I suppose you. would call it. thiil made me  ashamed to own up that I wtis afraid of  the ghost. Hut the Lord knows I was  afraid that night. When the men had  loaded up the tools on the oar anrl ran it  out of the crosscut, and I could not hear  tlieni any longer going back in thr* drift,  I could not help thinking about that winze  and asking myself who or what was hiding there.  "Well, some.how 1 got those four holes  loaded   with sticks of   powder,  and the  long fuses from ,the top sicks laid  carefully over bits of rock so that 1 could put'  the snuffs under them.    Vou understand  that, a   fuse  is connected   with the top  stick in each hole, anrl  that those i'usiW  are not lighted tit the ends, but each"���iff'  laid across the flanie of a short piece of  candle.    That is to give you   time to do  your work anrl  get away to safety.    Jt  takes some  time  for  the  flame to'burn  through   the   covering  of the  fuse,  anrl  when it does it 'sp ts' to give you warning.  "1 was awkward with my work that  night. 1 could not keep my mind off that  winze and thinking what tiling could be  in it. J had just got one fuse rested  across a flame, anrl wtis about to fix tin-  other, when I held my hand anrl my  heart stopped beating. J heard something creeping up behind me. It was  hard for me to do it, but 1 forcer 1 my head  around to look. What 1 saw marie my  flesh creep, it was the form of a mail  crawling toward me, anrl it wtis Tom Askew or ./tick Collins. If it was the first it  was a ghost, for Askew was'drowned; if  it wtis Collins it was a fiend, for Jack had  been ti brutal murderer.  **l had no time to find out who it wa.<,  for when 1 turner I he sprangat me. That  motion gave me nerve to move too. 1 am  a pretty big man, tis you see, anrl before  ohat night 1 was one of the best wrestlers  on the Comstock. I grappled with him.  ind I knew that if it was not a ghost I  had tackier! it was a. madman. Xo sane  .mi.n could struggle in the grip   1   got on  Starvation Awaits all Attempts to Explore  the Reg-ions Around, it.  The grandest mountain of  America has not yet been  explorers, it i.s an active volcano called  Wrangell, it is located in tlie interior of  Alaska, and its frost wreathed dome  forms presumably tho apex-of the continent. Mount Wrangell lies about 2(X)  miles north of the celebrated Mount St.  Elias, and is iu tlie center of a region enshrouded in mystery. Gigantic mountain  ranges rise like terraces one upon the  other, guarding in their midst this snowy  monster of the north.  . About .forty years ago a party_.of.Hus-.  sian explorers on Copper river, Alaska,  first sighted the peak a.way to tlie northeast, anrl being duly impressed with its  majesty conferred upon it the title of  their honored governor, baron Wrangell.  They marie no attempt, however, to  reach tho mountain, it being in the country of hostile natives anrl presenting such  apparently insurmountable obstacles to  approach.  several   other   companies  of   Russians  made   partial   ascents of   Copper   river  mm as  1 struggled to keep him  .'rom throwing me, and at the same time  I tried to get near the candle under tho  fuse to kick it out before the fuse should  .pit. I saw a little flash fioin the fuse.  Llie fire had reached the powdo*\ In our  fight the other caudles were soon put out.  We were in the dark, and 1 knew the fire  wtis creeping along the powder of that  fuse to the dynamite. In the dark I was  not even sure which way lo try anrl key])  ihe thing I was fighting with so that  [.should have its body between mo and  tlie blast. In less than two minutes���it  seemed years to me���the blast wont oTi."  That was the story told ine by tlie surface watchman. The facts which go to  complete the story were those: Jack Collins wtis a miner who had been on the  Comstock only a few mouths before the  date of the mystery of the two Tom  Askews. Collins was a surly man, and  lived alone in a cabin near the brewery in  Seven Mile canyon. He was a noticeable  .'man because of a_a bushy black beard he  wore, a .beard being a rare adornment on  ti Comstock miner's face. He associated  very little-with his fellow miners, but  one night joiner! a crowd of them who  entered a. saloon east of the track. He  'had not been there long before he quarreler! with a companion who asked him,  jokingly, if he had ever killed any one  that he should live so -much alone and  wear such a- mask of a beard.  A blow Avas struck, and then Collins  suddenly plunged his '-dirk-like-'miner's  candlestick into the heart of the other  anrl fieri, it was two or three hours before anything like an organized . search'  was made for the murderer. Then it was  discovered that lie had visited his cabin  down-the- canyon, which was in disorder  from- the hasty preparations for flight. It  was taken for granted that he had'gone  on down the canyon, for the road up  -���would have taken him directly back into  town. Wlnitlie did-do as \vas afterward  developed, was to rush from the saloon to  his cabin, make a bundle of some clothes,  a bit of mirror and a razor, go up the.side  of the canyon, double on his trail ant"  return to town the next day, clean shaven  anrl .dressed in clothes no one had over  seen him wear.  The accident of his knowing that a man  named Tom Askew was to go to work  thtit night determined his pkui. It wtis  he who told Askew to report in the afternoon instead of on the night shift. It was  evidently his plan to hide in the abandoned portions of the mines���for evei  then ti number of the middle group of  mines wore connected underground���ant  make his way to the surface anrl escape  when the search for him in the neighborhood should have relaxed. There were  hiding places in plenty for one .who knew  the underground works with the miners'  dinner pails to feed from. That ho dir  not carry out any sane plan���but luirl  crept like an animal on tlie frightened  miner in the lonely face of the crosscut,  the doctors Icirnod when they examined  thin slices of his brain���he liar! been a  maniac.  The slow dull shock of the blast that was  fired in the crosscut that night wtis felt  by tho minors  in   tho cooling-room, anrl  they "rasseled" with their nerves for the  three minutes that should follow.    When  thr. man they waited for rlirl not join them  at their meal, they well knew that an ac-  eirlentharl happened.    In a few minutes a  crowd   of   white-facer I,   frightened   men  wore on  their way to the crosscut to air  their fellow.    They found him senseless,  but   physically  unharmed,   lying   under  the  mangled   body of   Jack  Collins,  t  murderer.    The  miner  had'kept  his assailant's body between him tun I the blast.  about the same- time anrl met with disaster. One party of seventeen, under Heb-  erinikoff, was massacred by the natives.  Xo now knowledge of Copper river was  obtained, and no approach "was made to  the volcano.  It was not until 1884. that another attempt   was  marie at exploration  in  tho  Copper   river   region.   Then    lieutenant  Allen, of the United States regular army,  one of the most daring men who ever entered Alaska, forcer I his way with several  white companions up the Copper nearly  to its source and circled half way arounil  the Mount Wrangell district, viewing the  mighty peak from a distance of forty or  fifty miles, but finding no opportunity lo  reach  anil ascend it.    Indeed he was on  the verge of starvation at the time and it  would   have   boon    suicide   to   have   attempted  to scale  the snowclad heights.  Tho  terrible experiences of Al'en discouraged further explorations by way of  the Copper, anrl when, in 1800, the writer  entered Alaska for the second time, r attempted to reach Mount  Wrangell by a  new avenue of approach,  viz., from the  northeast.     This route   necessitated   an  overland  march  of   300  miles    from  the  Vukon   river,  and   when  provisions   became exhausted'my party was still fully  forty   miles   from   the volcano  tind   tangled up in a labyrinth of mountain ranges.  Gigantic peaks, snow-clad, devoid of vegetation anrl  animal  life, barred our progress in  front, and  tin  attempt  to scale  them, with nothing to eat anrl  naught, in  sight,   would  have been  sheer  mildness.  So a circle wtis marie to the northwest,  crossing Allen's trail, and we forcer! tt way  to  the   Yukon, 700  miles distant, barely  escaping starvation.  In 1801 lieutenant Schwatka, .famous as  an explorer of the Yukon, trier! his hand  at traversing the southern border of the  Mount Wrangell domain. He proceeded  overland from Fort Selkirk,.On the upper  Yukon, piercing an unknown district anrl  emerging on.Copper river south of Mount  Wrangell. .Tie also had a close call from  starvation.  These few explorations constitute the  sum. total of the discoveries in the vicinity  of Mount Wrangell up to date. Several  sketches of the volcano, have been marie  as it" appears from a distance, but no tic-  curate information concerning it has yet  been obtained.  It appears to be fully as high as Mount  St. Elias. and may even be higher. The  natives living in the vicinity are super-  stitiously afraid of venturing near" the  volcano, and this fact adds, to the interest  whicli surrounds it. I believe that Mount  Wrangell can be 'reached, by explorers  who will establish tlopots of supp ies, projecting ' one   post, beyond   another  anrl  arranging for tho systematic forwarding  of the provisions to the terminal. So  food can be depended upon in this region  after .leaving the river except that  brought in by the explorer. The scaling  of Mount Wrangell heights would recpiire  many days, but couldf probably be accomplished.  There is apparently little chance that  Mount Wrangell Avill ever be readied from  the direction of Mount St. Julias, that i.s,  from the south, it is proper to state tliat  the region between Mount St. Elias and  Mount Wrangell is the only glacier field  in Alaska. A few isolated glaciers can be  found elsewhere^along tho cosst, but in  four-fifths of the interior no snow or ice  exists during the summer. A riense wilderness of conifera* surrounds the ice  region and blankets the country for hundreds of miles-eastward. 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THK  IIKST CUISIN'rc  THIS   HKST  IJBDS  TIIK  HKST  OF  EVERYTHING  -:- d'ALENE  Front Street,  KASLO, B. C.  JOHN    F.   WARD,    Manager.  The Table  IH   THK   HKST   I.V  THE  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE  BAR IS  FIRST-CLASS.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  The Very Best  of  Everything".  fF-m-:  frM*  Qrapd - Septra.  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  A. Ac.1. FLETCHER, -       Proprietors  ACCOMMODATIONS  KIHST -CLASS.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  w  The Madden  is Centrally Located,  th a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  THE   TABLE  Is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  One Year's Sale of Stamps.  The number of postage stump* user  the  United States in a year is some thin K  enormous.      For  instance,  tlie   ordinary  Stage leaves Grand Central for Watson, Hear Lake City,  Throe forks. Xow Denver and all points in  the Kaslo-Slocan district.  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  OK  I.l_E_t,  ALE.   WINK,   WIIISKV   AND CIGAKS.  INTEEMTMAL  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything*.  #  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly  throughout.  THE TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  IIV    ANV     HOTEL    IN    TIIE    KOOTENAV    COfNTHV.  A KIIAHE OK TKANHIENT TUAIIK SOLICITED.  !#>  ;#  ^>N  !S*^^'  O",  \  /  /  The  Jas.  Sample Room is Stocked with Choice  Liquors and Cigars.  Dawson & B.  Proprietors.  Craddock,  TK.I.EI'HONI-:   l.'l.  HGRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B.C.  Hansen   &   Blomberg-,   Proprietors.  DOLLAR A YEAR.  Closest  Hotel  to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS  S ���i0NT  EAST  BAKER ST.,  NELSON,  Ih one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  in thi  _H.ad(|iiiirtcrs for prospectors and  working   ininerM.  and  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,   PropB.  ��� M  ic. i"W ��� :V'  THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON,   B. C, ,THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  1),   ISiKi.  CO  LU  _J  <  CO  LLl  -DEALEBS      IILSr  O  X  <  ! '     t  16 EAST BAgEB STBEET, _TSTEXJSOISr.  iMI  i I : I  I ; '  CO  Tl  m  O  >  r~  H  -<  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  In the event of Nelson l.oiiitf incorpo-  rtiLed. no one'of its eiti/.ons who passes  his winters in Victoria, or other summer  resorts, will be eloetod to the \ug\\ ofliee of  mayor.' Thus are. Cwo woll-knowu gentlemen who have the mayoralty bee in  their bonnets effectually disposed of.  A woll-kiimvi. minor, writes from Toad  Mountain that tho caritou that ".Si"  Johns killed before lie1 sprained his tinkle  has all been oaten by the (Joldendale oats.  Apparently, everything connected with  tlie Goldendale i.s fashioned on an enormous settle, from the size of its led go to  the appetite of  its eats.  . As long as the Catholic church holds religious services in the Houston block. Dr.  I.-aBau and (ieorge Bigelow will see to it  that the stairway tind landing leading to  the second story of that building is kept  clear of snow.    They expect .lohn Ayton  . Gibson to occasionally lend then) a helping hand.  "Rawhide. Sweeney," one of the most  noted rawhiders in the Slocan. litis resigned on account of a disagreement with  his partner. "Hough-Lock Steele."  The cold weather of the past week has  caused -the Kaslo-Slocan road to be in  prime condition. Ore is coming- out and  supplies being hauled in tit tt surprising  rtue. Considerable lumber is be'ng shipped from Ktislo to Watson and Hear Lake  City.  H. IT. iWoody. who for a long time represented Wilson & Herd tie tit Ainswortli.  and during the past year litis been Bremner A: Watson's manager tit Wats^on. wtis  brought down to Kas.o last Tuesday a  very sick man, caused by threatened  -pneumonia aud inflammation of tho eyes.  He was taken to the Le'tind hotel, whore  he will receive every attention.  H. F. Croon tind C. O. Buchanan leave  Kaslo for Victoria next week to lay the  claims of their town before tho legislative  assembly, chief of which i.s���and a .just  one, too���tin appropriation for the Ktislo  .wagon road.  W: A. Crane and .Joe Mollor have boon  awarded a con tract- to get out 10.000 ties  for the projected Kaslo-Sioean railway,  the ties to be cut on the townsite of Ktislo.  The same parties have the contract for  clearing the 'area- of the townsite on  which the ties will be cut. The price paid  for the ties is "said to be H) cents each, the  clearing to be done for $-10 an acre.  Everyman in Nelson who thinks he will  need ice to hoi]) him through the hot days  of next summer is busy putting up ice.  The ice is of good quality and about  eight  inches thick.  Despite the talk of hard times at Nelson, there are no people in Canada'who'  have so much money invested in wagon  roads tind other projected enterprises.  Not-Making Regular Trips.  On Thursday last Rev. Mr. Rogers left  Nelson, intending to go to New Westminster  to   be  in  attendance at  the. Grand.  Lodge   mooting of Odd .'Fellows  as a'representative of the lodge at Nelson.   He  arrived at Buchanan's old sawmill an hour  alter  the   Nelson   had   touched   at   that  point on her way from Kaslo to the lower  itnd  ol the lake."   He caught the boat on  the  next  trip (last Monthly) and arrived i  itt the head of the lake only to find that |  connection could not be made tit Bonner's  Kerry so as to land him at Westminster  in  time,    lie  theieforo 'returned  on   the  Nelson and arrived home last night, making the dista_.ee I'roin Buchanan's mill on  foot.    He reports the trip a hard one.    He  also reports that the Nelson and the stage  line do not run so as to connect.    Whether  it is owing to the two outfits being tit loggerheads or because of the deep snow, on  the sleigh road, he i.s not prepared to say.  On the hist  trip from  Bonner's Kerry the  stage wtis three days on the road, and two  days will be taken hereafter.    After the  late storm, the sleigh   road was lost altogether in places.   it.  being built with an engineer's- eye lo  distance and grades and with no special  view to traffic or the convenience of es-  ttiblished centres of population. This is  ti mistaken policy. A railroad should  servo the country it passes through tind  should lie willing to go out of its way if  needs lie to reach the points where the  people; ha ve created conveniences for business.  W. F. TEETZEL k CO,  AND  TIMELY   ASSISTANCE  Rendered by Some Good Samaritan Whose  Name is Unknown.  At times tho editor of a country newspaper is put to his wits' end for readabh.  matter to fill his paper, tind we were in  that condition at 11 o'clock last night  when the thought occurred that there  might be something in the postoffice tluit  would do to "(ill in" with. We were not  mistaken, for the following paragraphs  were found in a<n envelope addressed to  "Tiik Thiiiunio. Nelson B.C." They wore  evidently clipped from a religious journal,  therefore are worthy of publication in a  family paper like Tin-: Ti.ii.i'NK:  I'KSTKI.IXG   QOHSTIONH.  Dear Editor: 1 it in a little girl, but 1  am going to ask you some questions, and  perhaps you or some of your correspondents will answer them for me. My Sunday-school teacher tells me tluit God  made the.world, the 'sky. the ocean, me.  and himself. I asked her if God made  Satan, tod. and she said "yes." Then she  said that till tho preachers, till the priests,  till the Sunday-school teachers, all the  Sunday-schoOl scholars, tind till good people in the world wore lighting Satan, iind  God wan tor I them to do so. and Cod  fought him. too.  I asked her if Satan was really a living  person, and she said: "Of course:" that  lie wiis ti fallen angel: that- he was once  in the form of ti serpent who talked tt.  Eve and persuaded her to oat an tipple,  ���which has made sill the world miserable  ever since; that he also tempted .Jesus,  and with him wont to the top of a high  mountain tind to the pinnacle of the  Temple. Then I said:' "If Uod made  Satan fe^d wants us to light him. why  don't God "unmake" liim? Why don't God  kill himV" Then she said : "Little girls  must Hot ask silly questions. When you  are older you will know." But J. grow  older every day, and 1 cannot understand  it. If God mtide the Devil and wants us  to fight him. why don't-he kill him at  once and be doiie with 'it?        ��� ������ *  Then 1 went to' day school on Monday  and asked my teacher, who i.s a great big  man and loves little folks, why God did  and he said',.he didn't  tluit was "out of the  jurisdiction of the public school.*' "Jurisdiction" is a. big woi-d, but I did not forget it. and when 1 got time I looked it up  in the dictionary, which says it moans.  "The extent, of one's power to govern." so  I think'that the Devil i.s not in the jurisdiction of the day school, the Sunday  school, or the preachers, tind I hall suspect that Gofl does not kill him because he  isn't in his jurisdiction either.  Now York. _M.-\m-;i. Ivy.  DRUGGISTS  ���A large anil i-oinplcle slnek  lines ol"  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  ��� f lhc leading  ] Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  ^.EiRO-HZ-A-JsTTS.  ariware, 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.  isfta  Central Office  oi' the  Kootenay Lak<  Telephone.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  Nolicoishorebygive.il Unit, sealed tenders will bo n  reived al iho ollieo of the Nelson Jt Kurt Sheppard ltai  way   Company,   of    Victoria.   H. ('..   up   lo   Krobruar.  construe.:!ion    of   tho  s  lo.il   |>iiii)I   nt   or  near  ill   trail wit.  Kurt   She;  not kill the Devil?  know:- he guessed  llilb. IS!).'., for tho  fiiini Nelson. M.C..  pnrtl.   H.C.  Kids will be c.ntcrtaincil for tlie work ns a wbol  ii- ;t purl, lint the company reserves l.lit: ritflit to rt  .jt-et  uny  and  nil  bids.  Maps,   profiles,  and  specifications  for said  work   wii  In:  nn   lilt-  at   llie   utiice  iif   tin:  company.  ('.  T.   Dl'I'OXT.  President Xelson & Kurt Sheppard I tail way.  Victoria. H.C. .lanuary lltli. IS)-1.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  -..hi  p  er.  East Vernon Street, Nelson.  ��� ft  "WSOL  ES.  .^LIE   _A_.Xsr._D   IRZET^IX.  FBOISTT  STBEET,   KZ^SLO.  hoes, (xroeeries, Hardware, Ifoh and Steel  .1. A.  The company's A 1  w,  ESTAimonic.  passenger and freight steamer  HUNTER  ..Mastei  All Great  Railways  do  ���The Kitslo-Slootin railway 'in loctitilimits lino so to ptiss fit some elistance I'roin  old-esltiblished tind 'flourishing towns  like Nashville, tit the mouth ol the south  i'oi'k of Kasl. river, tind .Mtihoneyvillo, tit  the mouth of Htibbit creek, is only doing  tis other great railways ''have done and  ure de>ing. as the following goes to show :  ���"In building across North Dakota on  its wav to the Canadian Pacific the Soo  road appears to avoid the existing towns.  It crosses the Kargo Ac Southwestern road  about si mile west of the important wheat  market town of Sheldon tind goes on a  little farther north to make a new town  of its own called Knderlin. When it gets  to Valley City, which is one ofthe largest  shipping points in the state, it actually  goes around it on the bin lis tind makes a  station nearly two miles distant up the  valley. It crosses theCoopertown branch  of the Northern .Pacific about half a mile  from Odell. whore there are three or four  grain elevators, tind makes a station a  mile distant. At Carrington. a county-  seat town and a good trading point, its  station is about a mile away from the  business houses."  .Apparently the Kaslo-Slocan railway is  TKUKH THAN* I'KHACHIX.  Carroll 1). Wright, who is at the head  of the department that collects labor  statistics for the- United States government, says in his report for ISJ)2: "The/  necessity under whicli many young women  live, of looking to marriage tis a freedom  from the bondage of some kind of labor,  tends, in my mind, to the worst form of  prostitution that exists."  Getting Down to Cases.  Last fall the managers of Tin-; Ti.im.xi-.  laid in what they supposed was enough of  double demy white book paper of forty  pounds to the ream of -ISO shoots to give  every one of Till-: TuiltrXK subscribers  one copy each week until _\!ay 1st. or until   navigation   reopened   in   the   spring.  But their estimate of the number of people likely to take Till-: Tltliir.xi-; was as far  out of the  wav tis  was that of its editor  last spring  when   ho  estimated   that  ho  could put ina $30,000 electric light plant  with $r>(KX)  borrowed   money;   anil   now.;  when every route over which freight can'  be   brought  in   is  closed.   Tiik   Tui.iic.vi-:  has     only     enough      paper     on     hand  to    print    two     more    issues.     A    largo  order     was     sent     to     Toronto    three  weeks ago.   but the envelope eontain.ng  the order is probably in a snow blockade  somewhere on the (.'anad'aii 1'aeiJio's main  line, tind may reach its destination weeks  after Till-:  TitliifXl-:   has   boon   forced   to  take impressions of its clear-cut patrician  No. 30 .Miller cv. Richard bourgeois typo on  plebian wrapping paper, or.   worse  still,  on   some  of  Frank   Toot/el's   wall' paper  designed   especially   I'or the  Ktislo trade:  or   had   we  better do as the managers of  the other two great companies operating  in this country have done: close our head  ollice and  slip  oil'  to the coast ou important private business.  Sheriff's Sale Adjourned,  The Hale of tlie "Dmiderliii-d " mineral claim has been  postponed until Monday, Kcbriutrv 2IH.li, at '2 o'clock I'.  M.. at. court-house. Nel:.i,n. \.*. |>. [{(HUnKON,  Xelscn, H.C .Iiiniiary ,'|lsl, is'i:'. I.cpuly SlicriM'.  will make regular trips during the winter season from  Xew Denver to the bead and the lower end of Sloean  lake. Al tlie bead of the lake passengers can take the  trail for Nakusp. on tbo Columbia river. 2d miles distant :  'ami at the lower end pack and saddle animals can always  be obtained to convey .freight and passengers to Slocan  Crossing, on the Columbia & Ivootenay railway, A2 miles  distant. Kor rales apply ou board.  November liitli". IS:r__.      *   W. O.-McIUNNON, Sec'y.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved for  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  Kaslo.  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  atones  ewe I ry  Houston   Block,   Baker Street,   Nelson.  TURNER  BROS.  MUSIC   J^XsTJD  sa?^__Txo_isrE__=t-_z"  Till-:   I.ATHST  -MCSII.-.  I.O.JIl' ASSOUT.MI.NT Ol-'  IKKIKH,  TIIVS,   l-TC.   KTC.  ItKI.I.   I-I..NOS   AMI   (IKII..XS,  S.Ndl.K SKWlNt.   .MA CI I INKS.  Tuning and  repairing a specialty.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  baggage  Iransforred  to mid   from  llie  railway depot anil sleiimbual. landing.    Kreight  hauled and job learning done.   Stove  wood for sale  WII  AND  REAL  ESTATE  -^^=^}:^ Any Investment Made Now Will be. Trobled  ic undersigned will receive tenders, up to the -'(Ith nf L'  in Less than Six Months!  AUCTIONEER anil COMMISSION AGENT  ...���.I'l.l.SKNTINC-  Th  .Miii-i-h.nl V2 o'clock noun, at the otlice of I-'. M. Mcl.eod  Nelson, for Iho conslrui-tinn nf a wagon road from Slocnn  crossing on the Columbia. & Kooteiniy railway to Slocan  Cily nl the south end of Slocan lake, an estimated distance of thirty-two miles, the road lo be completed  Willi In thirtv days after lhe signing of tlie contract. The  successful bidder must, be prepared to give good and sufficient bonds for Ihe currying out of I be contract. Speo-  illciitions enn be had by applying (neither of Ihe undersigned, at Nelson. H. ('.  .1. KI.KI) IIITUK. ,  (i. A. HKIKI.OW.  A. .1. JIAIIICS. /Committee.  Ki.ANK  l-'I.KTCMKI.. i  K. II. Mt-U-.OI.. I  Kebruary (lib. I.S!):..  Th  Nuls  II. C  ICfOTICE.  Notice is hereby given Unit one mouth lifter date we.  tliu undersigned.'intend to apply lo the lieutenant -gov-  ei-noi--in-coiincil for the incorporation into a city iiiuni-  cipnlily, under tin-iiiiiiic of the City of Nelson, of Ihat  certain lorn lily in the ITovince of Hritish Coluiiibia des-  erilied in follows:    Heing n subdivision of lot llii. group I.  West Kooteiniy district, as shown oh too o[|lciaI plan of  the town of Nelson, comprising three hundred and seventy-two acres more or lo.-wi  Hilled al Nelson lhe 7th duv of Kebruary. A.!>., ISIH.  I-'. M. Mol.li.OI.  '        |     '        '  K.  AI'I'I.KWUAITK -Ci_mii|itl|ie.  A. .1. MAHK):'. ./  For the Many, Town Lots are a Better Buy  than   Mineral   Claims.  LOTS IN FOUR MILE CITY, ^ ^S^tt1^  of the Richest in the Slocan Lake, Country, will b@ on the  Market on and after February 15th.   Apply to  John Houston & 0o��� Agents, Nelson.  l- Confederation Ufo Association,  Thel'ho.nix Kire Insurance Company,  The I'rovidenl l-'und Accident Company:  ALSO,  _ Sandy Croft Koundry Company, near Chester, l'_ng-  laud, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  com pressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  nsTELSoj-sr, b. o_  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebalc I'or buildings erected.   The best residential  properly in Nelson'.    Value sure to increase.  Apply to  ->   W? A: JOWETT,   *:*  Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker,  Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent   for Nelson and  West  Kootenay District, or to  INNKS & lUCIIAItl.S, Vancouver. H.C.


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