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 '   Provi  rovmciul Libra  i  s  I  n  ��� Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of   Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper,  Leacl,  and Zinc, as Well as for  the  Investor in  Producing Mines.  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  * Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  NKCOXI)   VEAR.-tfO. 7.  NELSON,   BRITISH.   COLUMDIA,  SATURDAY,  JANtLVRY fl,   180+.  ONE  DOLLAR  A YEAR.  1 n��i  NEW DENVER AND THREE FORKS  ARE   HAVING    THEIR    SHARE   OF    BOTH  BUSINESS   AND   PLEASURE.  Ill  For Once Cash is Actually Disbursed to the  Men Working on tho Nalcusp & Slocan  Railway at the Point at Which They Did  ' he   Worlc.   Nnw Di**nvi*-|', December 21th.  '.    e citizens of  Xuw   Denver  now   pay  pa,*,   tliti enormous  sum   oi' $2."5  a   month  aiii. receive in exchange an adequate mail  service.    This  is a desperates tax even on  New   Denver    and    would    undoubtedly  bankrupt tlie Dominion ol.'Canada.    It is  ab'iii'd to expect tlio .Dominion  to spend  such a .sum to secure a good mail service  '���-.a town like New Denver.  . Another concert bull was given here on  riday.      Two   short   dramatic  sketches  \on   added   to   (he usual   programme of  Mig.s tind recitations, antl ���were very well  ���w'coived.     After   the   concert   was over  velvo couples took   the floor and  claiio-  ���g was kept   up till   the moon got tired  did went to bed.  On Saturday   au  event of  tremendous  importance occurred,  nothing short of a  is it to New Denver by the railway pay-  .aster,    lie was pretty well heeled too,  ���id paid everything up to dale.    Oh. the  ..'iielicont results  of   public and private  -iticisin!    lie was very well received and  .e  town   has   been   having a gay   time  bice.     His arrival gave  another adinir-  ���le object lesson to the   people of West  ���lotenay. namely, that satisfaction has  i be kicked out of certain outfits.    This  ..plies  both   to the government  tind   to  u; Nakusp-\: Slocan   Railway Company.  S..F. McXaught 1ms come in here wii.h  '..���i wife to spend the greater part of the  inter tind personally superintend  work  ,i the Alpha.    The mine has been stalled  pagain.  .1. A. h'incli has also been here this week  ; mil   has   been   culloipiing   with    various  lahn owners on  Kour-uiilo in a way that  ooks  like  more deals in   a   while.    It is  uinorecl   that   he    will  shortly  add   the  ' Vancouver" tind "Mountain Boomer" to  ds   interests on   Four-mile creek.    Next  1111111101* there will be a number of men tit  -.-uric in there if things go right.  New    Denver   is   tiie   iivest   town   for  m'useiiieuf in  Kdotonay just now.   The  vaslo  Comi(|ue company is about  to blade us today  and carry off some of the  ���ose   change   around   town.    Opinion is  ���Added as to the desirability  of  ihis iu-  ���rsion.     Some   think   it  will  accustom  iners and the people of  Three Tories to  meto New Denver when  they want to  prca-d themselves, and others tluit ii, will  take more money out of ihe town than it  will bring in.  On Monday night theie is to beaball at  Three Forks, and a large s'eighing party  is being got up   in   New "'Denver to  take  leir   teams   and  the guests from  kindness iu putting I  sleighs at the service of  New Denver.  New Denver has been now fifteen days  without a letter I'roin the coast, the east,  or Kuropo. A large newspaper mail came  in last night. Nobody knows where the  letters are.  C. Fl Perry expects to complete the survey of tlie townsite iu two clays.  The entertainment- given hist Sunday  night by part of the Kaslo comique company was a success, and a thoroughly  tjuiet, decorous show. Another onsia light  is contemplated tomorrow. A certain  section in the town has had its finer feelings outraged by the fact that these entertainments are being given on Sundays.  Arrangements arc being made which will  allow of some other night in the week being used I'or the show.  Hugh Mann is doing well on his contract  hauling ore from the Slocan Star. Two  hundred tons tire now stored at Three  Forks.  A party of engineers connected wi.h  the Nakusp Ac Slocan railway ha ve been  making a preliminary survey between  Three Forks and Sandon creek.  The grade on the Nakusp cc Slocan railway is now complete at the Three Forks  end and is practically all finished except  some heavy work iu the canyons ai d on  the shore of Sloean lake near New Denver.  It is expected that January will see the  last shot fired.  Three Porks received little or no benefit  from the railway laborers. When they  got their money they immediately poured  into Xew Denver to spend it.  A number of men are spending the winter at the mouth of Sandon ereek in the  expecta! ion of a town springing up there  next spring.          _  FIGHTING-   FREE   LEAD.  SLOGAN'S   FIRST   BOOMER  Claim the Wilson Bill "Will Close Every Lead  Mine in the United States.  The lead mine owners and a few of the  smelter men in the United States tire  making a light against the Wilson tar ill"  bill, and the following letter is being circulated :  Tiik St. .Ioskimi Lkad Co.mi-any,  .V) LllSKKTY NTI'KKT.  Nkw Voiik. December IHh, IS!).'),  (ientlemen: The new tariff bill imposes  a t;ix of 15 per cent ad valorem on lead  dross and on lead in lead ore, and allows  all lead in ore wliich is higher in silver  value to come in free. The provision in  either clause will paralyze the lead industry in this country.  part iii the festivities. The weather is  perfect I'orsleighingand the hioon in good  season. The party should have tt high  old oime. It i.s to be hoped they wiil  weather the box canyon on their way  hon*��:.  ^"xt Tuesday night an euLertainment  wii. lie given in the'Methodist church to  pay for an organ. .Mr. Turner is very  kind about lending the organ for town  concerts and always looms up at them as  large as life himself; so his own show on  Tuesday night will lie well patronized.  Bruce White was in town on Friday,  lie reports everything lovely at the Slocan Star.  Over ���>2().()(i() in cash tmd bunk checks i.s  said to have been paid out in and around  New Denver on Saturday.  Contractor McMartin is going around  \\.th a smile on his face tin ell broad. It  i- au open secret that.lie is making a big  (���lean-up on his contract. Not only has he  ���41*1 the heaviest work ou the road but he  knows how to handle men and material to  Ine bestndvaiittige. Vv'i.on lie puts a few  ������ion to work in making necessary allern-  . 011s iu the wagon road the results tire  .-uprising to people accustomed to gov-  c iinient methods in building roads.   .  \ snowslide came down between Now  I ���nvera.iid Three Forks on Thursday. It  v, s not. 11 very big one, but it was a good  t>: ng the tressle Mic railway company is  -. :ig to build across that particular draw  u    -n't there.  big mud bank on this side of the  c . yon has also been sliding. Some aina-  ti* r road builders did their best to fix it  oi. Friday. _  Nkw Dk.wi-'u.  December ."iOt-h.  J. A. Finch bought the Cti/.iibazua mineral claim and a   three-fourths interest iu  the Wakefield  mineral   claim  during his  last visit to New Denver.    For tlie Ca/.u-  lia/.ua   lie   paid $.V-()().   10  per   cent   cash.  The owners  wore (.ieorge F.-iirbairu and  .ank Culver.    The price given for tluee-  I iiirths of the Wakolielel wtis $(*7.1(), on the  >���  me  terms,    (ieorge   Fairbnirn   was  the  i   \iier:   the   remaining'   quarter   belongs  W. II. Smith.    Both  claims adjoin the  ������id  and   Robinson group, of which Mr.  moll lias already acquired control.  Last Sunday and  Monday were uproar-  us days in .'New Denver and Three Forks,  he saloons reaped a   harvest.    Two bulled and fifty-five in cash were taken over  ' s on Christina-- day  F<  lie bar tit Three  lone.  On Christmas night a large party went  Vom New Denver to ;i dance at Three  "'orks given at Mr. Boweu's restaurant.  I'hero were sixteen ladies present at the  ),*di and old-timers said a year had made  ������rentchanges. Bruce White. Hugh Maun,  " McMartin, and I'. Angrignon deserve  o  thanks of the community  for their  iead price at Spanish or Mexican ports,  which price i.s not above the equivalent of  one and one-half cents a pound or say  about one and one-fifth cents a pound  duty. The latter means free lead in vast  quantities, or allowing that lead comes in  half-and-half on the above schedules the  duty on the total'quantity will be on the  average only ten cents per KM) pounds. At  piesent that would mean refined lead laid  down at $2..'>5 to $2.-10 in New York city,  which price for lead would net only about  one and one-fourth cents per pound to the  western shipper. Any American mine  owner can calculate ���where he will come  Out. on that. Nor must we be deceived by  the specious plea of those who desire this  low tariff, and say that the demand from  America will ttdvance the Furopean  market to a three and one-half cent limit,  for the best authorities state that Spain,  Australia, and Mexico can turn out "JO.OOO  tons per annum from their reserves without advancing prices more than ' one-  qu.-irter of a cent pei pound.  We. therefore, strenuously urge every  miner to write to his congressman and  senator a protest against these lead  clauses, and we also urge every mining  camp to organize a movement against io  and to unite and form a general state  committee and to have them organize a  general central committee. We also urge  iiii officers of leading mining companies  to write tind authorize Hugh N. Camp, o.l  Liberty street, New York, to attach their  names to a petition to the committee of  ways and means praying them to alter  the bill so as to give lead ores, drosses,  etc., a reasonable protection. The amount  of the product of their several mines  should also be added, so as to give weight  and value to the petition. Work in this  direction will pay bettor than mining just  now. (Signed) The St. .Joseph Lead Company. Hugh N. Camp, treasurer, Missouri:  Desioge Lead Company. Firman De-doge,  president. Missouri: Doe linn Lead Company, C. B. I'arsons, vice-president, Missouri: I'icher Lead Company, O. IT. Richer,  president, .Joplin, Missouri; Bunker Mill Ac  Sullivan Mining Company. F. W. Bradley,  manager, Wardner, Idaho: Siiniuel W.  Ilausiir, ex-governor of Montana. Helena,  Montana; Old Jordan iV Galena Mining  Company, A. F. Holden, Salt Lake, Utah;  National Smelting Ac Hefining Company,  Barton Sewcll, president, Chicago; William F. James, Salt Luke. Utah: L. F.  Holden, Cleveland. Ohio: Senator I). IT.  Moffat, president Amethyst .Mine, Denver,  Colorado.  Reaches Plis Mecca in South Ai'rica and Makes  a Winning on the Way. ' '  JoiiAXXK.siiui'u, South Africa. November ISth, !) ii. ni.���Temperature 72, clear  a nd blue and breezy.���Arriving here at ti  ii. in. on the Kith, I made the trip in just  '-5N days I'roin Vancouver. Cost entire,  lirst class to London and second class to  Johannesburg-, $&"-0.  The voyage from Southampton to Gape  Town is one of pleasure never to bo forgotten. The great ship Scot i.s a flouting  palace hotel, with its e\ er changing program of instrumental concerts, vocal concerts, amateur performances, games of  cricket and foot bail. nnd to finish up two  whole clays were devoted to games and  iithlefic exercises, everything- from climbing the greased pole to tug-of-war.  Strange to say, in the tug-of-war the lirst  team won over all competitors, which  were tis follows: Firemen, sailors, third  class, and second class. Tools .oh the run  of the ship xveve sold daily. One of ��30  ���was captured by a very worthy party,  whom modesty forbids, etc.  The highest temperature experienced  -was near the equator, namely. <S1. On all  other days the thermometer ranged from  70 to SO.  And now comes Gape Town. When the  great ship touched the African dock the  writer was the first ashore amid the cries  of the Kaffirs, Malays, Abyssiniuns, a  mixed gargon nob understandable, but  not so bad indeed after two weeks in the  same room with n Lancashire man, a  Dutchman, and tin Fnglishmen. When  old England teaches her sons to talk, and  accepts the decimal system of coinage,  tind changes the present abominable system of railway carriages, she will have  made another step toward (hose improvements which I am prouder than ever to  know our own glorious and intelligent  country always takes the leacl in. Cape  Town���progressive and prosperous, beautiful beyond anticipation, thermometer  00. breezy as ;i fan. beautiful park with a  thousand Malay und Kaffir girls camping,  ti thousand richly dressed white babies.  At*l p. ni.ii brass bund of 20 pieces alternating with the bagpipes of 12 sturdy  Highlanders.  ��� Nine.p. in., and we are off amidst the  hurrahs of hundreds (for the arrival and  departure of the Scot's passengers .is a  marked occurrence) for Johannesburg.  The first s>00 niiies after leaving Cape  Town the country resembles very closely  the sage brush hinds of" Nevada and is  equally as monotonous. The latter part  of the journey, however, carries you  through ostrich farms, millions of gouts,  sheep, and oxen, and ��� past a thousand  estates'of surpassing beauty. A "5 p. in.  we open our' eyes'-at Eland frontier, 10  miles from Johannesburg. What a sight,  in the clear, cool African- morning to see  from the pinnacle, the (lumps and stacks  of the hundreds of mines and mills: the  passing -panorama, -tis we sped to our  destination, of thousands of naked Kaffirs,  going hither and thither, night shift and  day shift: miles of ox teams with thousands of tons of iucrchti-iidi.se -for interior  distribution: thousands of mules in teams  of 4 to (5 span, heavily laden: the whistling, roaring, and grumbling of the engines, mills, and machinery: and with all  ii matchless African morning, for on God's'  green earth you find it nowhere else.  'Well, here we tire. 0 a. in. November 10,  in Johannesburg-���golden Johannesburg,  withher record oi' 1'30,('N2 ounces of pure  gold for October, valued at $2.75*->,7-l().  J.  F. Wahd.vku.  RUNNING   BEHIND.  The  Fundamental Polcer Rules.  The following* fundamental rules regarding the gretit American game were  formulated by a distinguished lawyer of  New York City who hails from the Western -Weserve- in the state of Ohio, tind  whose playing of the game has convinced  many a worthy opponent that he must  have acquired the knowledge with his  alphabet:  Of iiiiki'i- this is iin'nwu-.v 1,-uv,  Cull, tut don't niixi* h (iiiot'-ml ilruw,  t'nli'ss In your own liiuicl yini  null  Al  Iniisl us ��ooil us llnsli iii* full.  Tin; lunacy of liim is pri-v'-il.  Who ih-iiws to lluslii'.s tivicu rcmovcil,  Or (,'ocs alioiil  lo ii.-iviKiilc  Tin; 111��� I-iI of tliu niiililli; slrnijflii.  Tin*.-!* simple rules, wilh inoi*o I know,  Tliey li'iicli in school  in O-hi-o.  Dominion of Canada Did not Pay its  Way in 1892-3.  The public accounts for the year ending  ���SOlh June. 18''o, have been issued by the  Dominion government. The total revenue received was $:-!S,lG8,70S. The expenditure charged to interest was $'3(',X11,-  0->2, and expenditure charged to capital  $:LSy().K()0, making ii total" of $-10,701,852.  .Excess of total expenditure over revenue  $2,o'-:(',211. Of the capita.1 expenditure  $2,782,-100 was expended on government  railways and canals, $181,877 upon harbors, gr.-i.vjng docks, etc., $11:10*38 <>d Dominion lands, and $811,30-1 paid out to  subsidized railway companies. Compared  wilh those of the preceding year, the iic-  counts of 1803 show an increase of over  Ij'-iOOjOOO in the net debt, and an increase  (f_$.";,000,()()0 in the gross debt of the Dominion during the year.  The totid receipts from Dominion lands-  last year amounted to $2S"),;"5D7, while the  '���expenditure for surveys, management,  etc., aggregated $251,218. Custom receipts show an increase of $452.01-1: excise  receipts increased $1-12.20(5, postoffice receipts increased $120,702. The revenue  from railways and public works. $180,807.  Contributions tei the superannuation fund  increased only $500, though the aggregate  of allowances increased over $10,000: payments into the fund aggregated $('1,000  while the allowances paid amounted to  nearly $201,000. The postoffice expenditure exceeded the revenue from that  source by over $1,500,0(!().  The outlay for interest on the public  debt, management of sinking fund, etc..  reached $12,1 K5.2SW. and increase of $1-10.-  SOo over the amount pjiid in 1802. The interest on debt payable in London last  year reached $7,70O',OOO.  The deposits in the government savings  bank last year amounted to $3,-110,008.  while the withdrawalsaggregatod $3,533,-  001. Banks in Nova Scotia and Manitoba  show an excess of withdruWills over deposits. The return of the postoffice saving banks show $11,000,000 deposited and  $10,000,000 withdrawn, while tho interest  allowed depositors iu the year was $1,305.-  802. The bounties paid to manufacturer.!--,  of pig iron last year reached $03,805, and  to manufacturers' of beet root sugar $20,-  508. The duties collected on Chinese immigrants aggregated $1I3,*101.  'As a result of the Hon. Mr. Haggurt's  cSY.-rts tc - improve the ii>auageiue;.it- of-  government railways, the receipts from  the Intercolonial and Cape Breton roads  reached $3,005,-19SJ,'an increase of $120,007  over those of1 the proceeding year, wliile  the -.operating expenses of these roads  were reduced from $3,-18!),877 to $3,0-17,(577,  leaving an excess of earnings, of $17,821.  The operating expenses of the Prince Edward Island railway exceeded its -earnings by $08,781. leavinga net deficiency of  $-15,01(i on .government railways for last  year.   A Shooting Affray at Donald.  On the evening of December 22nd Harold Redgrave, provincial policeman and  son of sheriff Redgrave of- Donald, shot  and seriously wounded Johu Enrr, foreman of ii logging camp belonging to the  company  operating  the big   sawmill   at  named there is quite a humorous: story.  Ilis owner called to see editor, Layng in  San Francisco. He described his colt,  and Mr. Layng, who i.s of a cheerful disposition, said: "Yes, my friend, J know  the breeding: it's capital, lie's too good  for a poor man's lior-ie. Vou should be  able to get a. good price for such a colt."  ���'But I'm not a poor man," insisted the  son of Erin. '"Don't want to sell, but  want a good name for him." "By Director," mused Layng. ."How would Directum do?" "'What does that mane?"  "Well, that's Latin i'or direct." "That's  his name," said the venerable, wealthy,  and eccentric old Irishman, and editor  Layng i.s now his best friend and turf  director. Salisbury had the horse on  shares this season. The owner talks  about racing Directum himself next year,  securing his own driver.  A Convention Call.  The electors of West Kootenay who  favor nominating a candidate (or candidates if the district should be given more  than one member) for member of the  legislative assemby, tit the next general  election, are requested to elect delegates  to ti nominating convention, to be held at  Nelson, on Saturday, April I2th, 1891, at  2 o'clock p. m., the primary election for  the election of delegates to be held on  Saturday, February 2-1 th, 1801, between  the hours of 2tind 5 o'clock p. m. Citizens  whose names are on the voters list alone  to be allowed to vote for delegates. Representation in the convention to be a.s  follows:  Precinct or voting plucu. Number of tlulcgutes.  (.'lucicr  llouso  1  Illecillewaet...-.  2  l-tcvclntoke Station  2  ItuvulMoku  I  Hit,'   Hi*'"!  I  Hull's   Landing   Lardcau (Jity   Trout Lake City   Kiro Valley   Xakusp   Robson     a   Trail    Waneta   Toad Mountain   N'etson   Halfom*   I'ilol Hay   1,'ykert's Custom I louse   Ainsworth   Kaslo   Will son      Three Forks   New Denver   Silverton   A   FEW   PERTINENT   QUESTIONS  THAT SHOULD BE ANSWERED BY THE  ONE ORGAN ON THE MAINLAND  Of the Present Provincial Government, but  that "Will not be Answered, Because by  Ans-werinK them the Organ can only Show  how  Inconsistent it is.  . I  .. 1  .. 1  .. I  2  '.'. 1  -)  '. 1  .. I  .. ;*)  .. I  . I  .. 1  2  . .  .*)  ..   I  Change in Time-Table.  Tiie Nelson iV: Fort Sheppard time-table  will be changed next week, in order to  allow tin; train crow to lay over at Nelson  instead of tit Marcus. At Nelson there is  more or less switching to be done, and as  arranged now the train crew has not the  time to (lo it. Next week the train will  leave Xelson at 7 a. m. on Tuesday and  Friday, and arrive at."-: 10 p. in. on NVodncs-  day a*iid Saturday. After a while tlie  railway management will learn that the  place at which its business originates is  the place to keep its train crews. The  business of the Nelson Ac Fovl Sheppard  originates iu the Kooteiniy Luke country,  not around Marcus, Washington.  gleaned  was the  weather  Steamboat News.  The only news that could be  from steamboat men this week  question, "How cold was the  last winter?" While the question i.s nol  news in itself, answering it may be considered news. The coldest weather last  winter wtis during the Inst week in .January, the thermometer at the government  office registering II degrees below v.evo.  Steamboat men may consider the present  cold snap over, as it has already lasted as  long as any of the cold snaps that occurred  during the last three winters. Ice iu (lit!  outlet need not now be looked for before  the last of the month.  Nelson   School   Report.  At the recent half-yearly examinations  the following pupils xveve promoted.   The  numbers aflixed  represent the per cent of  marks obtained:  ('la-,.-.' IV to clii^s V: IVrc\ (locpH, T.'i; .Mars* Mi*-  I'onalil. IN: Mahul ('olivell. .IS; Willie Turner. .01.   '  <'lii"-s III In class IV: Aiiiniiilii Kurk-T, !'!���; ('lareni-i:  (iriiliiiin, XI; < ,'Imi-i.mici: I lnepel, 1*7 : I'iiiiI Hniwii. .V*.  Class II to class III: Willie I 'iggol I. S.1; I,en Hueh/ililin.  70; Osciir lirililnson, t;*.';  Moylun <'I'lihiiin. 11.  High I In II: Smile Stewart. Ill ; Nellie Marshall, lil:  Olive I'iggotl, iVi.  Hn High I:    Victor Haltchi, fill.  Number minillcil, 111: average altciiihinci:, 2\); punetii-  iilily, 71. STKI,I,,\   ICANI'",  Icaehcr.  Beaver. The two men had a discussion in  the Korrest hotel, at Donald, which was  not of a character to lead those who heard  them to believe it would end in any  serious trouble. .They left the hotel together. Shortly after Barr returned with  ii bullet hole in his upper lip from which  the blood wtis pouring. ITe said than Redgrave had turned on him suddenly and  shot him. The btdl entered Burr's lip aud  lodged in the muscles of the lace. Dr.  Symonds was soon iu attendance, but  owing to the greatswelling the bullet lmd  not been located at latest advices.. Mr.  Barr is a very powerful man. tind to this  is due the fact thai ho walked to the hotel  after receiving the wound without assistance, lea ving ii red trail of blood behind  him. Iiedgrave kept out of the way until  Saturday night, when he was found at  home and ai rested. Barr has been removed to the hospital at Golden, where  he is getting on fairly well. There was  ;i witness to the shooting. Tho story goes  that the two men loft the Forrest hotel  with the intention of having a fight, and  they took this witness along to see fair  play. Redgrave came to the conclusion  that Barr was too big for him and suggested that they return to the hotel.  This Barr was willing to do if Redgrave  would acknowledge before the men at the  hotel that he hud hacked out. On their  way back Redgrave suddenly drew his  revolver, saying. "Vou are making a  damned fool of me," fired, turned, ami  (led.    Bid I has been refused.  Tke Klny ol* the Trotting Turf.  The trotting campaign of IS!):' is over  and Directum is the king of the trotting  turf, having started lil'teen times and won  every race he entered, making a record of  2:((."-.I and winning %2~>,1~)0. It must be  understood th.it Directum did not start  during flu.; trotting season until the meeting was held in New York. There is no  doubt but that bis winnings would have  run close to Sji,")().0(K) had he not been fovi'cd  to skip from Cleveland to Sexv York, as  while it interfered with the events .-it the  meetings between the dittos named, he  was also struck out of the free-for-all at  Chicago, in which be could not. have failed  to have got a piece of the money and possibly I he largest slice of it. Directum is  owned hy .John (frcen. au Irishman, who  is postmaster at Dublin, Contra Costa  county,  California.    How   Directum   was  Delegates-elect, if unable to '-attend the  convention, shall have the privilege of  transferring their credidentials to parties  who can attend. Delegates'credidentials  must be signed by the two judges and the  clerk of thcpritnary^eleetion, .the.iudjres  and clerk to be chosen by the voters  present at their respective polling places  immediately prior to the hour of opening  the polls....'Delegates must be registered  voters.   The First Round Fought.  This  week  Ktislo had  another  session  of court in which the legal  lights  in  attendance contended that two justices of  the  peace had the  right to pass on the  validity,  or constitutionality,  of a law.  The  proprietor  of the  Comique  theater  was  arraigned   for  refusing to pay. the  license fee   required by  the  License By-  Law  of  the   City   of   Kaslo,   and    the  hearing   was   lmd   before justices-of-the-  ��� peace Stone aud   Buchanan.     The   city  wtis   represented, by   Mr.    McAnn   and  the   theater  .proprietor   hy   Messrs.  Ale-  Arthur and Abbs.   The defense put in no  evidence, but moved for ii non-suit.   The  justices gave a verdict for the city, assessing  the defendant with a fine of $.'50, or  thirty   days   in   the  lockup.    An  appeal  was taken on twelve points, the main ones  being that a license  of $10 a  night  was  prohibitive: that the Coinique was not a  theater under the act:-illegal exclusion of  evidence: that no person was empowered  by the city to collect licenses, and if such  power   had   been   granted   officer   Sherwood, he could not  transfer  that   power  to constable Graham with whom   he  had  exchanged  duties; tluit. the  License By-.  Law   wtis   illegal   because   passed   by   a  council three of whose members were disqualified  through  selling merchandise to  the city.    The appeal will be held in the  county court at .Nelson in May.    The defendant was required to enter into bonds  of $100.    Thus endeth   the first round in  the battle for the suppression of variety  theaters in Kootenay.  Corsets and Athletics.  A Toronto paper prints the result of  iin interesting experiment made by a  dozen young women under the direction  of Dr. Sargent, to determine the influence  of tight clothing upon the action of the  heart. The test was the ruiniiiig of 410  yards in loose; gymnasium garments, and  covering the sumo distance with the corsets on. The running time was two minute's thirty seconds for each trial, find in  order that there should be no cardiac excitement or depression following the test,  the second trial was made the next day.  Before beginning the running, the average heart impulse was eighty-four beats  fo tlie minute. After running the above-  named distance the heart impulse was 152  beats to the minute, the average natural  waist girth being twenty-five inches.  The next day corsets were worn during  flit! exercise, and the average girth of  waist was reduced to twenty-four inches.  The same distance!'was run in the same  time by all. antl immediately afterward  Ine average heart impulse! was found to  he I(iS beats pen- minute!. Dr. Sargent  says that, be newer fools justified iu advising au athlete whose heart impulse i.s KM)  beats pei- minute tifter a little execise to  enter a running or rowing race, and from  this may be inferred the physiological loss  entailed upon the system in women who  force this important organ to labor under  I he disadvantage ofa fight corset.  The Vancouver World warus the * provincial government against guaranteeing  interest on the bonds of the British  Pacific Railway Company, whose projected  road would open up Northern British Columbia to the settler and capitalist,  biit  at the same time open it up in such a Avay  that little of the traffic would go to Vancouver.    The   World   says:    "We   have  deemed  it our  duty to warn the government of cthe danger of undertaking a responsibility in this matter that must end  inevitably in financial disaster, and prove  to be a mill-stone tiround the necks of a  people already the   most heavily taxed  and the greatest debt bearers in the Dominion.    The land in its present condition  is   practically   A-alueless.    It   lies   in   its  virgin  condition,  but once  it  is sold  it  begins to yield taxation to the province  for the carrying on of public works, tind  the country then, as a whole, is recouped  for aiding enterprises  which  are  calculated   to   develop   our  latent   resources  without  in  the .slightt\st degree interfering with its credit in the monetary centers of the globe."  The World is not at all consistent, if  the people of this province are ''already  the most heavily taxed and the greatest  debt bearers in the Dominion." that condition must have been directly the result  of the extravagance or the ill-advised  legislation of a government whose every  act has been supported by the World.  Again: Jf it is, as the World claims it is,  tin "outrageous proposition to attempt to  handle the British Pacific project at-present." will it not be equally an outrageous  proposition to guarantee the interest on  the bonds of the Ashcroft it Cariboo  Hailway Company? Yet, if we. mistake  not, the World has never '-denounced that  scheme. In this connection, the World  might be asked a few pointed .questions,  as it is the only mouthpiece on the Mainland of the Davie government.  1. -'--Was the building of the 'Canadian  Pacific railway of advantage to British  Columbia, and has its. building'developed  latent resources from which the people  will, in time, recoup the amount the government expended in building the road?  2. If the guaranteeing of interest on  the bonds of railway-companies-whose  roads are feeders to the Canadian Pacific  is a good tiling for the province, would  it not .be equally a good thing to extend  'like aid to roads that tire independent'of  the Canadian Pticific?  '���I. Ave not men like Alex Ewcn tind  .John Hendry and Peter Dunlovy ami  Major Dupont (all old-time residents of  the province -and whose every interest is  in the province) as'fairly entitled to government aid in building railways as such  men as-Frank Barnard tind John Andrew  Mara aud Harry Abbott and their associates in the Nakusp Ac Slocan Rid I way Company?  -1. ff it i.s an act of wisdom to use the  credit of the government in bolstering up  property values in established towns like  Nakusp and Vancouver, would it not be  equally wise lor the government to use  its credit in maintaining property values  iu other established towns���towns like  Kaslo and Victoria, for instance?  5. If the people of British Columbia  are debt-ridden and taxed-to-death, who  is responsible for it if not the men now  running the provincial government?  Sets Himself Aright.  Niow Dknvkh. December Wth, IS1W.  To nil*; Loitok ok Tin*: Tuihi'nk: In  your issue of the'i'h'd you animadvert on  my conhuct in proposing a resolution  that the attorney-general be invited to  use his influence to settle the New Denver  townsite dispute. In doing so, you make  two mistakes which it may perhaps be  worth while to correct. Iu the first place  yem say, "as solicitor, he should try his  client's case iu court, not at a public meeting." Thiit is excellent advice, for which*  I am much obliged to you. butasyou seem  to suggest that I acted differently, I may  say that nc-ithcr I nor anyone else at the  meeting either alluded to any point in the  case, or de-clarcd any bias in favor Of  either of the parties. Youthen go on to  say: "As a citizen he should keel.) Iii*-*  nose out ofa business in which he i.s not  interested to the extent of a baw-bee."  Here again you tiro not epiife accurate.  I have an agreement for the sale of two  lots in the disputed tract, on which I have  alreaily made my first payment; and I  have also tin interest in the government  part of the townsite, which has somwhut  depreciated in value owing to the building depression caused by the dispute on  the adjacent tract.    Yours truly,  R.   15.   KlOHH.  OH* the Rocks.  The steam-tug Kaslo has been floated  off the rocks, and is now in Kaslo bay  buoyed between two barges. It is thought  the hull is not damaged to any great ex-  fe'tit. ti iu 1 the great est expense the owners  will be put to will be in hauling her ou the  ways. When hauled out, the cabin that  was washed away will be replaced by one  iu which passengers can be comfortably  accommodated, as it is the intention of  the owners to make the Kaslo a passenger  as well as ii tug boat.  m  ��� l l ll   II     II       Tf    .���������������IU   I ���������!���      'II   II   ������! lliwii...   !��� |   .���   ^"- rV"    'WIV^^l        i-.lial       V|| ��� ��� ��� j|. in | ||i       .��    M|I|J.I II    I  I I,   i   II   ������ II 1,1 II     ������    I    ������������    ������lll.ll.ll ������ ����� ��������������� t       I      I        I)  ���   IIW ��� ���   !��� WH||. ������  ������ ���.������ ��� ��� ��� ���       ���!���,'���   ���   ^M  w..WmM^ ^.mii ���������������pw �����>���        ������ | ||     |l     |l -w ���       ^ |��     ��� ��>������������ �����,  i~y *��� ; ������ ��� ��l   .-'h.,!'   '-    i   �����'* '        .j��        C-,.**..   .-".���.'i-'    ��    ������      ri,.-.   ,   ���   j i   ��� !!        ii   .iii* i." ���������! l����''���'���*.' j' ��� "t...'';���*  .j. '   .'f-'j rf > ' .s." ���. *���.������_-. ���',���   J1   -'..    -i-   '.A' "������.���'���**'   Jbt-ll       V   i \ '    -i' " i.   .'-  i I'i *", . IS-,   '.".'-i'       ,.-j*J.    iVi**1   l.J; " _      -"V 2  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY  ��,  1894.  V  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TIIK TRIBUNIi is published mi Saturdays, liy .Iiiiin  IIOl'STD.v & Co., mill will In- mailed K> -ub-criber-  on payment of ONK IHU.I. vun vear. Nil -iib-oriplion  tiikcn' fin* le-s iiiiin ii yeur. . ,      , ,  KKGULAlt APVKHTISKMKNTS printed at. the following rules: One; ini'li. t��> a ,*enr: two inelii'.-.  SIX) a vear; three inches SSI n year: four niche-.  ��!Hi ii yeur; live inches $101 u year; six inches nnd  over, tit lho rule of SI..'*1) an inch per liinnlh.  TRANSIENT Al) VKHTISK.M KNTS L'O cents a line for  lirst, insertion nnd HI cents.i line fur each additional  insertion.    Hirth.  marriage, and death  nol ices tree.  LOCAL OH HKADINCi MATTKIt NOTK'K.S .IO cents n  line each insertion. .  JOB PRINTING al fair rales. All account- for job  printing and iidvorti-ing payable on the lirst ol  c  ADD  every month; siiliscriiilion. in advance.  DllHSS all coniiiiunicalions to    '  TIIK THI HUN 10, Nelson, H.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DIiaBAU,  "M.D.���Phy-ieian and  Surgeon  ���   and  1  Houston  block.  Nelson  Kninns  Telephone  I-.  LR. irAHRlSON. B. A.- Barrister and Allornoy al  ��� Law (of tlie province of Now Hruu.-wick), Convey-  iincer, Xoturv Public, Comini���ioner fnrtnking Aflidavils  for use in the Courts of British Columbia, cite. Ollice1���  Second floor, Scott building. Josephine St.. Nelson, H. C.  ��lie f&vxbixxxc  SATURDAY "MOUNIXG IANUAUV li, IS!'I  A   CERTIFICATE   OF   CHARACTER.  'j Naici-si', B.C., December-.'Lsl, IS'.l'i.  \\ En I TO It Would:   Having read theeditorial in the Nel-  4i)ii Tk.ihi-.n-b on the subject, of contract:-nnd contractors  on tho Xakusp & Sloean railway, we feel it our duty to  ]J*:t on  record the following facts:   Wo have for many  vVirs been railroad contractors.    We have just completed  a lirge contract on Ihe above-mentioned road with enm-  pl'd'to"satisfaction to ourselves, and we believe also to the  ,'jdtisfaction of the company.    We are in duty bound to  'state that the company have treated us justly ami well  //in every respect, and we are in a position lo stale that  /���'our brother contractors are equally -atislied  with ourselves.    We!>late most emphatically that there is not the  slightest ground for the charges laid against, lhc* eompuny  as lo their treatment or contractors.    Vour- truly.  MANN HKOTIll'-|-s-. Sub-contractors.  "MoItlCATI I & I'ETKUS, .Sub-contractors.  .1. IWcMAI'TIN, Sub-contractor.  .1. G. .McLKAN, Sub-contructor.  XX'. C .McLKAN, Sub-contractor.  The above appeared in the Vanvouver  World of December 29th a.s a refutation  of tlie statement made in The TkihI'NK  that tlie sub-contractors ou the Nakusp Ac  Slocan railway were, by an ingenious system of estimates, losing on their contracts,  and that they were preparing to take concerted action to obtain redress. Tiik  Tiuuuxe also stated that the sub-contriic-  tors, to obtain redress, did not expect to  go to law, they relying on the dislike rail-  ���way promoters have of seeing their doings  dragged into the light of day, a dislike  shtired with the criminal classes.  The World would have it appear tluit  the sub-contractors forwarded the .above  '���certificate of character'' lo that paperof  their own free will. Asa matter of fact,  that letter was not written by the subcontractors at all, but by the head pushers of the inland Construction Ac Development Company, and was signed by the  .sub-contractors after much wheedling,  coaxing, and promises of contracts in the  near future, not to say anything of their  Jirst obtaining a redress of the wrongs  outlined in Tin** Tribune article. The  next thing in order for The World to do  -vvill be to print a -'cortifieateof character"  signed by the poor devils of day laborers  -who were ''cinched" with time-cheeks on  the Nakusp Ac Slocan. That letter should  be prepared, as are many letters that appear in The World, by the owner of The  "World himself. Jfe litis a .facile pen, tind  -would, without doubt, interject a few  such expressive words as '"unscrupulous  litir," etc., in the letter.  A   CONVICTED   LIAR.  The   chief   owner "of    the    Vancouver  World, in a late issue of that paper, says  The World "contended for the immediate  " construction of any system of railway  " that would give tin outlet to Kootenay."  As a matter of fact, when D. 0.  Corbin  applied, in  18!)0, for a charter for a rail-  Avay system tluit would give Kootenay an  outlet, The 'World   bitterly opposed   the  granting of the charter.    A.s a.matter of  fact, wlien G. B. Wright and his partners,  in .1801. applied i'or a charter for the Nelson Ac Fort Shoppavd railway The World  as bitterly opposed the granting of it tis  ���it. did  the Corbin ���charter, and   its main  owner was instrumental  in getting up a  "fake" meeting of the Vancouver Hoard  of   Trade,    tit    which    resolutions    were  adopted   opposing  the   granting  of   the  charter, he (the main ownerof The World)  going so far as to make a speech in which  he said  it would be time enough to grant  charters for such railways   when  it was  proved that Kooteiniy had a .paying mine.  Jf The World   has ever favored   railway  building in Kootenay, it wtis the building  of some railway liberally subsidized ami  bontised by the provincial tind  Dominion  governments.    Out of his own   mouth is  the chief owner of the Vancouver World  a convicted liar.  Tmo Vancouver World calls Tin*: Tkih-  u.VKan "untruthful sheet." Tiik Tru-cne  is therefore in the same class as the Victoria Times, the New Westminster Columbian, and the Vancouver News-Advertiser, each in turn having been called  "untruthful sheets" by The World. According to The World, all papers that  disagree with it are "untruthful sheets."  An Audacloui Young Emperor.  The pyrotechnic young German ein-  poror when not engtiged in dynamite!  political surprises turns_ to the lighter  graces of life with eepial impetuosity and  rushes in where angels might well fear to  tread, even to the ha/.ardous undertaking  of designing costumes for his wife. Now  the young k.'iiserin Augusta is an eminently worthy woman, but she is not its  slight in figure as in the old days before  she wore the empress's coronet and  counted   live  or six   kaisers among her  sons, and every woman whose husband  lakes it upon himself to direct the a.lVairs  of the wardrobe will know how to sympathise with this wife of the I'russian  king. If ever a man covers himself with  glory, it is when he begins lo tell what he  knows about his' wife's garments and to  design models for her gowns. One really  brilliant and gifted literary gentleman  soinownul recently met his Waterloo at  this fine art, of designing by sketching a  model of a gown which, indeed, looked  artistic in the drawing and had only one  failing -there was no was to got into the  gown or out of it. Hut it is not only as a  dress designer tliat the emperor is ini-  mortali'/.ing himself, but also of late he  lias developed a genius for paying prettily  turned compliments to the young mad-  chens about him. To ji pretty Danish  violinist who played before him he stiid  recently: "If I shut my eyes when you  are playing 1 could fancy it was Karnsate,  but I much prefer to keep them open."  OATHS   AND   AFFIRMATIONS.  Various Forms Used in the Testimony of Persons of Different Faiths.  I'jver since there have been courts martial particular si ressj-as been placed upon  the matter of administering the oath to(  the witnesses. In order tluit it may be  binding and the loophole of informality  may be. as fin* as possible, reduced, it has  been the custom to swear witnesses in the  maimer considered most binding in their  native lands. The march of civilization  has, in this instance, tended toward accepting the methods for Protestants and  Woman Catholics employed in this country tis those best suited to impress upon a  witness the solemnity and significance  of the oath, though there tire occasions  when it becomes necessary to resort to  other methods.  All court martial witnesses who are  Protestants are sworn by laying their  right hand, ungloved, on the Bible, closed  or open, while the oath is recited. Kissing the book is fj-ecpiently reepiired in addition to the layingon of thehand. liaising the right hand and keeping it raised  during the recital of the oath is also a  form adopted by a number. There are  many who prefer to affirm rather than to  swear, and these are accommodated by  saying: "Vou do solemnly affirm," instead of "solemnly swear," the right hand  being raised or placed on the Bible as before. Formerly it was reepiired to place  the right hand on the open Evangelist's.  In swearing Woman Catholics the Bible;  is closed tind litis marked on the outer  cover ti cross, generally cut out of white  paper tind pasted on. Sometimes a crucifix is placed upon it, which the witness,  there is tiny suspicion in the mind  of tlie president of the court martial  after the oath is recited, kisses when  or in that of any of its members. The  witness, if a Woman Catholic, tifter kissing  the cross, is freepiently directed te; cross  himself.  For convenience, fhe oaths to be administered by the president of the court to  the.judge advocate of the court, and to  the witnesses tluit are called before it to  give testimony, tire often written out on  paper tind pasted on one of the covers of  the Bible, so tis to be tit hand to refresh  the memory of him whose duty it is toad-  minister the oaths.  The! Jews tire customarily sworn by the  five books of Moses tind the gretit God of  Israel, tluit the evidence they give shall  be the truth, the whole truth ami nothing  but the truth. Freepiently, however,  there is no departure in the methods useel  with this race from that which ordinarily  obtains.  The statutes in the time of George IV.,  king of Fnglnnil, contain several sections  in .relation to the administration of the  oath in variou.scases, tind among- them tire  one or two referring to the Quakers tis  well tis to the Moravians. These statutes  ha ve been embraced in our own methods  of'procedure, and-they allow .people, of  the sects named solemnly, sincerely, and  truly to declare and affirm that the evidence which they give shall be the truth,  the whole truth, and so forth.  The Scotch Covenanters, have always  held tluit holding up the right hand is  sufficiently binding, consequently they do  not think it at all necessary either to place  .thehand upon the Bible or kiss the holy  book.  Mohammedans think the oath only positively binding, when they a resworn upon  the Koran, while the Hindoo prefers to  swear by touching with his hand the foot  of a Bra hmin.  In this country the Chinese do neit insist upon the same methods that xveve  once in force. Vevy likely the chinuwarc  dealers wish (hey did, tis they are so much  more numerous than when the following  wtis their custom : In England, tit the olel  Bailey prison, a Chinaman was presented  as a witness iu an important case, and for  some Linus the nature of tin oath and till  that it implied could not be impressed  upon him. Neither could the authorities  quite make out what the Mongolian did  consider binding. Finally, through the  ;iid of an interpoter. it wtis dee*ided to  break a saucer over the head of the proposed witness. When this was done: the  Chinaman appealed to the supreme being  whom he worshiped, praying that his  own body might be broken into tis many  piece's tis the saucer if the testimony he  was about to give; should not be the entire truth.  As a general thing, in courts martial  held in foreign wafers, where native witnesses tire require.'d to give evidence, and  particularly where such persons tiro not  of flic Christian faith, care is taken to ascertain tind adopt the ceremony of the religious of the witnesses respectively. It  is also considered a wise plan, especitilly  in important erases, that a priest of the  creed of the witnesses be prosemf wJien  the oath is administered in order to give  it gn.'.'itcr force and sanctity.  A Substitute i'or Diamond Drills.  The shot process of drilling recently introduced is the application of a very  simple scientific and mechanical principle.  In this method of drilling through rock,  steel .shot are poured   inside of fhe drill  pipe, into a ring or channel made in the  rock bv a few revolutions of the pipe, the  latter bearing em this ring of shot, anel,  when the pipe is revolved, it causes the  shot to revolve also anel cut the channel  in (.lie rock deeper. From the results thus  far obtained, it is expected that, as the  boring of hirge holes through hard rock  by means of diamonds���the cost of whicli,  as is well known, continues to be very  great���is very expensive work, the new  process of drilling by means of steelshot  will-be used in many cases as a substitute  for that of the diamond drill.  A   POETICAL   GEM.  Kail- are tlie Mowers and the children, but. their subtle  suggestion is fairer:  Hare is the roscbiirsl of dawn, hut the secret lhat clasps  il is rarer;  Sweel the exiiltance of song, bill the strain that precedes it is .sweeter;  And never was poem yet writ, but llie meaning out-  inaslercd llie mcler.  Never a daisy thai grows, but a mystery guideth lho  growing:  Never a river lhat. flows, hut a majesty sceptres lhe  flowing:  Never a Shakespeare thai soared, but a stronger than  he did enfold him :  Never a prophet foretell", but a mightier seer bath foretold him.  Hack of the canvas that throbs, (lie painter is hinted  aud hidden:  Into the slalue that, breathes, lhe -'oui  of lhe sculptor  is bidden;  tinder tho joy that is felt, lie the infinite issues of feeling;  Crowning the glory revealed, is the glory lhat crowns  Ihe revealing.  flreal are the symbols of being, but (hat  which is sym-  bolleel is greater;  Vast llie  creale  and   beheld,   but,   vaster  the  inward  creator;  Hack of the sounds broods the silence, back of llie gift  stands (be giving:  Hack of the   hand   that   received,  thrill   the sensitive  nerves of receiving.  Space is nothing to .spirit,  the deed is outdone by the  doing:  The heart of the woor is warm, but warmer the heart  of the wooing;  And up from the pits where these shiver, and up from  ihe heights where Iho-o shine,  Twin   voices  and  shadows  swim  .-tai-ward,   and   the  essence of life i.s divine.  ���Uiohard lioall*.  Spokane Falls & Northern Bailway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  heave 7 A. .M.  .XKI.SON.  Arrive 5:10 IMI.  Commencing December I'llli. ISIKI, on Wednesdays and  Saturdays trains will run through to Spokane, arriving  there at ,"i::it) I'. M. same day. Koliirning will leave  Spokane al 7 A. M. on Tuesdays and Fridays, arriving at  Nelson al .>: 10 I*. 11., making close connections with  steamer Nelson for all Koolenay lake points.  TO THE  E/-1SJ  and  The Kootenay Country is 300  Miles nearer the Eastern  States and Canada via Bonner's   Perry   than   any   other  route.  U/ESJ  and  SOil (5j\  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's "fe'erry -with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  For Spokane, Pugel Sound. "Montana poin(s, St. Paul,  Chicago and points iu Canada and the Kastern States.  Palace Sleeping and Dining cars. Family TourisL curs,  HiiU'et-l.ibrnrv cars. Free Coloni-l cars daily between St.  Paul, Honner's Ferry. .Spokane, and Seattle. Through  sleepers to Chicago.  For further infoi-malion apply lothe oflicers of the  boats on Ihe Honner's Ferry run; to P. Casey, agent,  CJreal Northern Hailway, Honner's Ferry. Idaho: JI. II.  St. John, general agent, Spokane, Wash.; It. C. Stevens  cilv passenger and ticket, agenl. Seattle, Wash.; II. G.  McMicken, general agent. 2 King streel east, Toronto,  Out.; or F. I. Whitney, general passenger and ticket  agent, SI. Haul, Minn.  ootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full slock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles-,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale al lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.    LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining (be government townsite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  propcrlv in Nelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply lo  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker, Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent for Nelson  and   West Kootenay  District, or to  INNKS & HICIIAUDS, Vancouver. H.C!.  John M. ICkkkkk.  J am ms XX'. Si:ai,i;.  KEEFER   &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.    Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  I.KAVK    OKIlKHS    AT  J.   F.   Hume   &   Co.'s.   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  PRIVATE  BILL NOTICE.  Notice is herebv given flint at the next session or the  Legislature of the province of Hritish Columbia application will 1 lade for the passage of a private bill authorizing lhe applicants to construct, operate, and maintain a  system of railway, tramway, or aerial tramway, to be  operated bv steam, eleclricit v. or gravity, for the purpose  of' onrrving' passengers, freight, and ores from a point at  or near New Denver to the. .Mountain Chief, Slocnn Star,  Alpha, Freddie I.ee, Mine; Hird. Honiinzn King. Washington, Dardanelles, Wellington, and any other inme or  mines within a radius of lil'teen miles of New Denver, or  to Three Forks. Silverlon. Hear take City, Watson,  Seaton, or anv other town or towns within a radius of  lil'teen miles of Now Denver, in West Knotenay district ;  also l.o construct, operate and inaiiilain works forisupplying any mine or mines, or town or lowns, wifliiii a radius  of lil'teen miles of New Denver, with electricity for lighting, heating, or other purposes, or forsupiilyiiigany nunc  or 'mines, or town or towns, within a radius of llfleen  miles of New Denver wilh water I'or household uses or  other purposes: and also to take and use I'roin ('iirponter  creek and its t.riliuliiries so much wntor of the said creek  noil tributaries us inny he necessary In obtain power for  geiiornling eleclricit v lo he used I'or Ihenbove-inentiouod  system or purposes, or for olher works of the applicants;  with power to the applicants lo construct and maintain  buildings, ereel ions, raceways, or olher works iu connection I herewith I'or improving or increasing the water  privilege: and also to enter in nnd expropriate lands lor  n sile for power-houses, right-of-wny, noil for ilains, rnoo-  wavH. or such olher works as .-hull lie iicccs-<ary; nisi, to  creel, coiislruel, and miiiiitniii all neeessnry works, buildings, pipes, poles, wires, appliances, or conveniences necessary lor the purposes of I he applicants.  JOHN HI,MOT, Solicitor for Applicant*-..  Xew Denver, H.C, December liilh, IHUA.  One of the oldest-established general merchandise stores in Southern Kootenay  can be purchased on very reasonable terms within the next 90 days. The sales aggregated nearly $100,000 in the last twelve months. The stock on hand is new. The  store-buildings are large, well-lighted, and in a-good location. Purchaser can get easy  terms by paying half cash.     For further particulars address  November 27th, 1893. Johll   Houston   &   Co.,   NelsOIl,   B. C.  THIS  Kelly Sectional Boiler.  (Patents applied for in Canada and U, H.)  kJ>��JLVAA  JU��J  durabl:  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and taken apart  by one man in ten hours.  Specially constructed for  packing- over mountain  trails.  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  For prices, etc.. apply to  Kaslo, B. C.  or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M. Co.,  Hell Telephone HnildiiiK. Ottawa. Ontario.  (Notary  Public)  MINING AND  REAL  ESTATE  AUCTIONEEB and COMMISSION AGENT    KICI'HKSICNTINC;    The Confederation Life Association,  TliePlicenix Kire Insuranee Company,  The Provident, Fund Accident Company:  A I.SO,  The'Siindv Croft Foundry Company, near Chester, Knu-  Iimd, maker.-- of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  Jowett Building, Victoria Street,  "ro'-B-LSOisr, *B. c.  That New Denver is the coming town in inland British  Columbia is beyond question,  and it is the only town in  the Province in which speculators have a chance to operate. The following are  bargains:  The north half of lot 8 block 5 (25 feet  frontage), $450, $300 cash, balance in  six months; no back payment to the  government. Lot 9 block 12 (50 feet  frontage), $600, $326 cash, the balance  to the government. Lot 7 block 14- [50  feet frontage], $600, $520 cash, the  balance to the government.  John Houston & Co.  NKI.HON*.  or D. B BOGLE, New Denver.    Nelson   Livery Stable  PasseiiKurs and  bnKK'iK''   transferred  to and   from  the  railwav depot and .sleauihoiil, landiiiK-    l'*roiuht  hauled and job leaniiiij,' done,   ril.ovo  wood for'siilo.  WILLIAM WII,SON  ..I-UOPKIKTOK  THE    HALL   MINES,    LIMITED    (FOREIGN).  Hetfi-toml the.'ll-l dav of October.  KS!��.  ('i:i:-rii-iCA'|-i: or i:i:i.*i.vns.\'n<>.\'.  This i-, to certify that I li.i\ e thi- day rc;ji-li'roil "The  1 hill -Mine-. Iiiuiiled (l*'iireiu;n ). under llie ���"('oniiMiue-'  Ael," P.irl, I V.. li'e^i-liatiou'of ������'oreii-'ii Companion and  the"('oinpei-iie.-, Ael Amendment Act. I8NI."  The olijeel- for which t lie Company i-* I'-tiilili-lu'd are: ���-  (a.) To piii'thii-e or olherwisc acquire ffiild, .-ihcr.  copper, or olher mine-,, rifjlit- and metalliferous hind in  Hriti-.li Columbia or el-ewnere. and any intere-l therein,  .���iikI iu particular lo aci|iiire the mines known as Ihe  ".Silver Knif^. ' " Kootenai," " I'nuan/.M," " American  Flue;." and " Ivohinoor.' .-ituatcd on Toad .Mountain,  \\ c-l Koolenny, Di-lriel of Hnlish Columbia.  In.) To purt'lia-i' or ot hcrwi-e ,i -ipiiiv. improve, niiin-  aye, work, develop, [.ell, ami ol lu'rvvi-e deal with mine.-,  miniiii,- riiflil-f, inelal!ii'ci-iui- und olher land.-, miliiiitf,  .-melt liiLC. eliomi'-al and other work-, in Hrili-h Columbia  or el-evv-ii'ie. and m in rally to imi r.v on the busine-'s of a  m'uiine;. inilliii-; anil -iiielthiK ���'���'iiip.iiiv' in a.l il- I'ranches.  Ic.l To explore, open and work claim- or mine-,, nnd  r:ii-e ,'iinl ipifirr.v for *^olil. -ilvcr. copper and other mineral-, und on���and oilier-iih-tanee-.. and to carry on the  bii-me��� oi a cnmp.m.v trading iu all ^.ur'n material- m all  it.- branches.  (d.l To buy. -ell. m.i'.iii!'a< I ure und deal in iiiiuer.il-.  plain, machinery, implement-, convenience-, prov i.miis.  ���-tore-. c.\plo-ivc-. drv and wet ifood-, and tliiuj,'- capable  of heini; iu-ed in connect inn vv it 11 mining and metal iiiljil.iI  operation, or required bv workmen or ol hers employed  by ihe Company.  "(c) To coii-lriicl, erect, equip, maintain, impnive,  m.iuaerc. and work (or aid iu anil -un-cribe toward- .-o  doiii*;*). road-, Iran;way-, railway-, pier.-, quav -. w Imrve-.  viiiduels. aqueduct-, vv,-iter-work.-, canal.-. Iliuiie-.  ditche.-. ITU-bin^- and other mill-, ro.-orv oil*-, waler-  conr-e-. baildim*--. faelorie-. wareliou-c-, .-hip-, nnd  otlicr work-auii convenience- which mav- -eeni directly  or indirecliv conducive to tlw object-of the Compaiiv.  anil Io contribute to or otherw i-e aid or l.-.ke part in -neh  operat ion...  (f.) Tu enter into anj aiT.iimoment with any Ltovern-  meuls or iiiithoi'il ic-, -npreine. iMiiiueipal, local orullicr-  wi-c. or iiny corporal ion-, comp.inie-, or per-on- for any  ohaitei.-.. contract-, diem*.-. i,oncc--ion.-. rii;hl.-, privi-  lejie-or liciiolii- I-'1*" "i.i} "e deemed ml v nutate.>u-, and  In carry out. e\erci-e and comply with I he .-ainc. or -ell,  h-ii-e .linl ili-l o-e ol. or jjimiM Mih-liceii-e- or .-iib-coiice.���  .-ion- or i>l lici vv i-c i *irn the .-aim* to net tiuiil.  Ij,'.l T" acquire bv piirihu e, kimiiI. coiici ���*ion. Icii-l,  licen-e or otherwi-v. any land- or 'hereditament-, or  rights or interc-i-in l,*.iid-"or lu-rcdilaincut . eon*, eiiient  for any of I he piirpo-e- of the Compaiiy. and anv nunc.-,  mineral-, or uiiiiiiu*: ritflu- in any part ol the woi Id, and  -ell and di-po-.: of or ol hcrvv i-e t urn lo |.roiil in any way  tin* .nine.  111.) Ti>.-".in*h I'or, .-ock. evplore, mini*, open and work  mine-, qiiarric-. ������ullierii���. nil vv ell-, mineral- and other  depo-it.-. and lo lender in,irkelable. and -ell anil di-po-u  ot. or nt hcrvv i-e t urn to pro lil in any way t he-a me.  (i I To purcba-c or oliicrw i-o acquire and protect, pro-  lnliK mill renew, vv hcl her lil the I'mled Kingdom or el.-e-  vvliere. any p.Uent-. patent ri.u'l.!-. brev ct.- d inv ention.  licen-e-, protection-, -ecict prnrc.���i - or pri v iic*^e~, and lo  u-c. mauiil.icl uie. and to i,'ranl licen-c.- or rifihl- in i'e-  ,-pccl of. ur I urn lo .iceoiuil tin- -nut", or .-ell and di-po-e  thereof, a- may -coin adv-.-mt.-ij^ciiu- to the ('ompany.  (j.) To u-e. cultivate, impl i>\ i". develop and -luck, and  to work ami build on. anil nener.ulv to turn to account  the ('ompany'-land- m -uch maimer ,1- lhe Company  think lil, and to -ell or ollicrwi-e di-po-e iif all -uch -lock  and product- of lhc -aid land-.  Ik.) To purcha-i* or otherw i-c inquire any bii-ine-.-.  unilertakiii'j:. tr.ulin*,' concern or psopi i ty. wiiclnci wilh  a view to iv--el!in���' the -an ill.-T to a i ompany or to  any pri val'* per-on or otherw i-e. and locarrv ou. cnlnr*{u  anil develop and improve the .-ainc. and to turn I ho -nine  to iu count in anv manner which may appear ndvnii-  taKcou- tn lhe Company, and to -ell and di-po.-c thereof.  (I.) To pun ha-**, rent, le.i-c, hire. c:i.trier, occupy nr  otherw i-e acquire any land-, work.-, Iiuililiiii*--. premise-.  Iioii-c-, laborutoi'te-, work-hop-, teuemenl-. hereditament-, plain, machinery, engine-, app.nat 11-. appliance-,  ea -ci lien Is. ri.uhl- of way, ri.yiii- nf pi iv ilej^i1.-, real or per-  s-unal. ���mil to ereit, coii-lruel. ��� ntiId. make, alter, improve. Miperinlcinl. maune'o. vv ork. com i*nl. oi maintain  any land-, work.-, building-., premi-e-. huu-e-. labnra-  torie-, woi-k.-bop-. teuemenl-. plant, macliiuci,v, enufine.-,  apparal u-. appliance-, ea-eincnl-. rij;lil- of way, ri^hl-  or privileges, real or personal, that, may seem advan-  la.u-eoiis to the Company.  (in.I 'I'o sell. Iea-e, lei. e\*uhau*^e,dispose of. iiiorl*j"!ii;e,  or to.jfrnnt. any license for tiie use or practice of, or for  the working of any properly or rights of the Company  whatever, ('or cash or stock, shares in* bonds of any other  company or a.-soeiation, and either payable at once or by  deferred payments, or by sliiirinj^ of protits. royalty, or iu  any other ii'iaiiner.and loiln all such acts and things tluit.  may be deemed expedient for tur.-iini*- to account in any  way any property or righis in which flic Company i-or  mij^lil. be interested.  (n.I To execute ami carry into cM'ect any agreement  or ngroemcnls to fullill any or all of the objects of this  memorandum.  (o.l To prosecute and execute, directly or by contributions or other assistance, any such or any other works,  underlukings, projects, or enterprise.- in vvtiicli or I'or llie  prosecution vv hereof, or on the security whereof, or of any  prolils or emolument- derivable therefrom, the Company  shall have invc-led money, i.-iuhnrkeit capital or engaged  credit.  I p.) To pay all expense:, of and in conned inn with the  incorporation of the ('oinpany, and tin* oninining the  Kiib.-ei'ipliou of the ;.haiv and debenture capital thereof,  iticlin'u.g ail couimis.-ioii-- and ntlier rcaiiiucrat ion in  brokers or other per.-ons. (or proi-uiii.g or guarantee,eg  subscriptions for, or I'or iiiiilcrwrit ing, placing, .-idling  in* ol liei-w in* disposing of ii ny of t he .-tin re.-, debentures  in* oilier sei.-ui-ilie:; or property of t his (.'ompany. or of any  company in which this Company is or nia.v be interested,  in* a--i-l ing so I o do, or I'or procuring or obtaining .-ct! lenient and qiielutioii upon London, or Provincial, or  i'on ign. or I 'olniiinl stock o*:ehui*ges. of any of llie said  share or ileiiciil urccapilnl. and lo cuter into any contract  m* cunt ruci - for anv of tin- piirpn.-.c.- hereof.  (q.l To pqivlia-'** uriil InT'.vl-c acquire and undertake  nil or any par! of the Ini.-inc.-.-. properly and |iabililic> of  uny person or company carrying on or po-.-es.-cd. or lo be  possessed, uf properly suitable I'or the purpn.-c- of Ihe  Conipany. To cliter into pari ner.- hip or inlo any ari'iiiigc-  incnt-I'o'r -baring piolll-. union of niter"-Is, reciprocal  i'ihc-c .---inn.-, joint advent lire, or co-operation wilh any  person orcniiipiiiiy carrying on, or engaged iu, or about  lo carry ou ur engage in. any liusine.-.-or tr.-in.-m-lion which  thi-Com pany i.- ant hori-'.cil in carry on or engage in. or  liny ol her liu'-ino.-s or Iran-act ion capable of being conducted-o a-direct ly nr indirectly lo hcuclit lhe Company, and I o lake, deal i u, or ol her wise aeipiire and hold  shares or -.luck, or other securil i'*s of, nnii subsidise,  iniiler.'Tile I he capital of, or ot hcrvv i.-i-a-.-i.-l any .-uch  (���oinpany. nii'l I" .-ell. hold, re-issue, with or wil bout  Kiinrautec. or olii'.'rwisc deal with such shares or securities.  ir.) To burrow- and raise money on such terms as the.  Company may determine, nnd l.o secure the re-payment,  nf any nioiiuy'borrowed or rai-ed. together with any in-  Icrest, bonus, or premium payable or agreed lo be paid in  respect thereof, by or wit hunt a mortgage or charge upon  the whole or any pari of t be assets (exist ing and future)  of Ihe Com pa iv (including i I.s illicit lied capital), and that  oil her Willi nr wil limit Ihe inlerve.it ion of Iruslecs, and  sn I lial such mortgage or charge may he contained in any  trusl, deed nr dccils, or in any debenture or debentures  llo hearer or rcgblcrcd holder I. and Mich debentures  may be lerminable nr perpetual or redeemable by drawings ur ot bei-vvi-e, or irredeemable, and wil b or without  pi-efereiice or priority among dill'ci-ciit. is.-ues. and wilh  power I'or the Company lo vest iu Ihe hands of trustees  I'm-any peivniis. company nr corporal inn advancing any  moneys lo lie- Company, any part of llie moneys so advanced, or of the en pit n I or u mi iv hied prolils of the Coin-  |inny, wilh u view In .-(.���curing to I lie lenders so advancing inoileys I be due performance of all lhe nbligal ions of  Hie ''oiiipnny in regard IlicrePi, nnd wilh or wit limit  power lo llie li-uili r- to cnii'erl their securities into  sluices of the ('oin|iaiiy.  I.s.) To make. draw, issue, accept, endor.-e. discount  and re-discouiil. purchase, sell, ami deal in bills of exchange, promissory notes, nnd other negotiable instrument.-.  II.I To sell lhe undertaking of the Company nr any  purl thereof, for such cnn.-idcral ion us I he ('oinpany iiiuy  lliink III, and in particular for -bares i fully or partly  pnid npl, ilebeni urcs ur securities of any other co'ii-  pin iv having objecls allngelher in-" in part similar  In   'ihn.-e    of   this   Ciimpnny,   In   forin   nnd    proniole  anv oilier  company  or eouipiiine.- for  the purpo-e of   quiring all or any of I be properties, rights ami liuliilil ics  of I his Company, or.l'or any other  purpose which  may  .-t'l'in  directly  or   indirectly  calculated   to benelit   Ibis  t'limpiiny.  (il.) To aecumiilalc lirolils Inr any of lho purpo-es of  the (-1'inpanv, and lo appropriate any of (he Company's  a.-set-. whether capital or prolit-. for specille purpo-e-,  either cnndil iouall.v or unenndjt ionally. and to admit any  cln.��� or -eclion ol lbo--i; who have dealing- with the  Company lo any .share in Hie prolit- thereof, or in'| lie  prolit-of any particular brunch of the Company's I111--  inc���. or to any other special rights, privileges, ndvnn-  lage.- or benelit s.  (v.) To inv est or deal wilh any moneys of the Company, not immediately required, in .-itch manner as t be  Cniupau.v may I lilnk lit.  (w.l To aid in t he e.-tublir-hmcnt of. anil siiptioii ol" associations or in-l Million- i-iilculnlcil to benelit per-on-  eniployed by the Conipnnv. or having dealings wilh litis  Company, and lo confer on any -uch per-on- the right to  parlicip.-ilo iu I he protits of the Com pany.  (x I To -ub.-cribe lo any fund, in-t il lit ion or company,  anil to act. by delegate or otbervvi-e. upon any trade,  council, commit t cc, chamber of commerce, -v ndicale, or  any other body of |icr-oiis, formed to lawfully promote  either (be general uilere-l of Im-iiic���e- lo which lhat of  lhc Company is allied, or any ol her bu-inc������ lhat may be  coiulu-iyv lo Ihe inlere-t>. ol Ihe < 'oinpitii.v.  ly.) To cancel or accept -urrcndi r- ol any -hare or  share-of any member or ini'inber- lor any ren-on- and  on .try terms and condition-, and a- and when the  l.'ireclor.-. iu tiieii* nh-ohite ili-creliini, think III. with or  vv il In nit any cont inning liability nl Inching to such member nr member- to pay up any uncalled or unpaid capital  in re.-pect of -uch -hare or -hare-- -o caitcclleil or siir-  reiidcn.il.  (z.l To put chase or otherw i-c acquire nr redeem the  prcfer.ince .-bare- of the Company, a- pmvidcd by lite  Ailiclcs o( A-socialion. -iihjcet to lhe -auction ol tin:  proper coui-i.  (aa.) To obtain uny prim-ion,*.! order of the Hoard .<(  Trade or Ael of Parliament lor enabling t be Company to  carrv any of its objects into ellccl.  (lib.) To procure the Cninpuny lo be rcgi-lered or re-  -.'ogiiixcd in any foieign or colonial count ty or place.  (cc.) To di-tribulc. by way of div iden'd or otherwise,  among I be i nei nbers of the Com puny any ,-baie.- or securities belonging lo the ('oinpany or mi) ot her company, or  any properly or a���el- ol llie Company applicable as  prolit-. and lo i-.-ue .-hares, bonds or oilier .-ecnrilie-'of  the Company, in .-ali-faclion or on account of any li.i-  bililie-. dividend-, bonu-. or-hare of prolit-.-o payable,  whether lo member.- or employee- of the Company or  other por-ons.  tdd ) To make donal ion-lo such per-on- and in -uch  ea.-e- a.- may seem expedient.  (ee.l To reiiiuncralcany per-on nr per.-oit.- for .-erv ices  rendered, or to be rendered,-n relation in the placing  ..( the I 'nntpany's .-hare- nr securil ics or olbcrwi-e.  (I'I.i To i-.-ue debenl ure.-or oilier -ecnrilie.- or.-bare.-  ( wholly or partly paid upj loany I lirei tor. ollicer ol the  Company, or olher pei-on. 11- I lie oon-idcrut ion for uny  piuperty which may be acquired bv, or any .-erv ice- or  work whicli may be rendered to or done fur. the Company, or in or tow a ril- payment of the debt.- or liabilil ics  of or undertaken by the Company.  (gg.l To do all or any ol (he above thing- iu any part  of lhc world, and a- principal.-, agent-. < mil factor-,  irii-tcc.-. or ot hcrvv i-e, and by or lit rough trtt-lcc-. agent-  or otherw i-e. and eillier alone or in conjunction vv i ll  other-.  (lib.) To do all other -uch things n.-are conducive or  incidental lo I lie at lam men I of 1 he above ob.iei t-. or any  ol llieiti.  Hi.) Subject to-eclion (zl Ihe capital I'lind-and a.-.-ct.-  nf the Cninpany-ball not beexpcndcd or applied m the  purcha.-e ol, or lent  upon, the .security of il.- own -hares.  t.ij.l The word "Company- Ihrougiiout tbe.-e pre-cnl.**  ,-ball be deemed to include any partner-bip or other  body of pcr.-oii-. whether iucurporalcd or not incorpor-  ulod.ainl vv hether domiciled in the I'nited Kingdom or  cl-cw hcic.  Tin* amount of the uipital -lock of the .-aid ('(unpany  i- three hundred thou.-ainl pound.- .-Icrling. divided info  I wo hundred nnd lifty Ihou-auil ordinary .-bare- of one  pound each, and lifty I lum-uni! cuiuula'tive prcfeienco  share- of one pound each.  The place of I in-ine��� nf tbc -aid ('ompany is located at  the cm tier of Victoria and Kiiutenuv -lixeti-. in the Town  of Nel-on, Hr.l I���1 ��� Columbia.  In Ic.-timoiiv whereof. I have hereunto .-et my hand  and allixed my .-en! of ollice llic.'(|-t day of October. I.*-!'.'!,  al the Cily ol Victoria, in the I'rov iifce of llriti.-h Columbia.  ll..-s.l C. .1. HKCiCiA'IT.  Hcgi-lar of Joint Stock Coinpiinies.  "B.   JD"E!TV"D"JSr"E"5r-  CAXADA.  I'ltOVI.VCK Of   HMTISII   COI.l.'.M 111 A.  Tn our faithful the members elected fo servo in I he legislative assembly of our Province of Hritish Columbia at  our City of Victoria���Cruel ing.  .V   I'I'(1<*I..\.\IATI(IN.'  Tiiko: out: Davii:. | TTTIIKIJIOAS we are desirous and  Altnrney-('eiierat. / vv resolved, as soon as may bo.  to meet out*people ol" our Province of Hrilisli Columbia,  and lo have their advice in our legislature:  Now know ye. thai for divers causes a ml consilient I ions,  and taking into consideral ion the ease and convenience  of our loving subjects, we have thought lit, by and with  the advice of our executive council of the Province of  Mcit ish ('oliimbia, do hereby convoke, and by these presents enjoin yon. and each of you. that on Thursday, the  eighteenth day of the month' nf January, one thousand  eight hundred and nini ly-foiir, you meet' us ill our said  legislature or pirliameut of our said Province, al our  City of Vielnriii. for this dispatch of bu-iness. lo treat, do,  act. and conclude upon those things which in our legi-la-  I are of t he Province of Hril islt ('oliimbia. by I be common  council of our .-aid Province may, by I In* I'n vol* of Cod. be  ordained.  In le-ttiuony whereof, we bine caused Ihesc our letters  lo be Hindi' patent and I lie great seal of lhc -aid Province In be bereiinlo nlllxoil: Willie���, tbc honorable  Kilgnr llewdiioy, lieutenant governor of our .-aid Province i if Hrii islt Co!11mhia. iu our Cily of Vidt--'in. in our  -aid Prov ince. Ibis loin'lecu!li day of Diicciiiber, in (he  yen- of our l.urd one' thousand eight hundred and  iiiiiety-l bi-'-c. and in the llfiy-sevenl b year of our reign,  liv command.  JAMK.S HAKKI!. Provincial Secretary.  c/iiS'?i'^''-';'--GtJ  ���^'ifowJisx&ttiiisr  NOTICE.  Tin silling of the county court, of Koolenay. lo be  holden al N'cl-oit. has been postponed until .Monday, the  ���.'1st dm- nf .Mav. A. I). I.S'.II.  T. II. (ill''KIN*, liogislrar.  Xelson. li.C, December lil In INCi.  PRIVATE BILL NOTICE.  Nol iee is herebv given Hint al Ihe next session of lhe  Legislature of Hritish Columbia application will be made  for lhe pa-sage of a. private bill aiithoriy.ing The Hull  Alines, Limited, lo coiislruel. equip, operate, and inain-  taiit a trninwav from the Silver King mini; In a tin nt at  or near Nel-on'. iu West Koolenay ili.-l.riet: nnd, also, to  construct, equip, operate, and maintain eoiicenlriiliiig,  electrical, and smelting works I'or milling and for oilier  purposes. TllkTllALI, "MINKS. LI.MITKI).  per II. K. Croasdaile, Agent.  Mated, December *.'()lli, IKSI'S.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN GRANT.  Nol iee is hereby given lint! .lohn "MeDonnlil. as agent  for Kbonezer Hanisny, has liled the necessary papers ami  made iipplicnt ion for a (!i*own (Irani in favor of the inin-  aral claim " Lulu." situated In Ihe Nelson .Mining Division of West Ivnotemiy. Ad versecliiimanls will forward  their objections wilhin lil) days front the dale of this pub-  licalion: N. KIT/STl-lil-S.  (fold Commissioner.  Nelson. H.  ('., I.'llh November, IS1W.  ""APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Nol ice is hereby given Dint John .McDonald, as agent  for Charles Hall and others, lilts liled Ihe necessary  papers and inndenliplicnlioii for a Crown (Irant in favor  of the mineral claim ������Victoria," sit. mil ed In llie Nelson  .Mining Division of Wc.-l Kooteiniy. Adver.-e eliiiiiiiinl.s  iv ill forward lheir objections within I'D day.- from Ihe  date of Ibis puhlicalioii. N. KI'I'Z.-TI'P.II.S.  (Jold Commissioner,  Nelson, 11. C, I'llli November, 1 ��!>���'.  i'i  g  Jr,."riri''j.-'-l  |-v.;**Vl.-StfiittA.  T. ��� >  I    I    *'}       1     *   .1  Iv        I'll    41.    "  i��-'  T-V"**���1  T|  "iii  V  Mi'i��;��.���ijisr'-ir���  ���ir"i"Tj ��� ������ i ��� i,   i'  �� '"  ,i /- I.Vv-    el ���  -5T-F-  k I..  I        ���  . ����������..'   ���  7.TJ  ^i h fl * .*     ��������    \* .       .'I  ' '   ' '"������ 1 ���W���T 1 p
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THE  TRIBUNE:    NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY   0,  189-1.
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Capital,
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Sir  DONALD  A.  SMITH	
Hon.  <i •■"(>.   A.   DHU.M.M(IXI).
K.  S. CLOUSTON	
 Preoideul
 Vice-President
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HOW WILD BILL DIED.
!n the Now   Voi-k Suit a, fexv days ago
there 'ippi'iii'od :i liLLIuarliele. copied From
% M.!io Denver liepiil)lit-<-in, and headed -'How
V*\""ilrl Mill died." Tlio article as a, fairy
t:ik\ is nol', iiiiiiitere.sting. It; gives what
purports to bean interview with a "Air.
Adler." who "hti.s known almost all tho
pioneers of.' the west and was a Friend ot
tha t picturesque figure in western history,
Wild Bill." This '^Ir. Adler." we are
told, was wilhin a Few paces OF Wild 'Bill
'.when that celebrated man was killed, and
knows till about it. According to him,
Wild Hill was a card sharp, who occupied
the same cabin, with ""McOaulI," who shot
him. The two oF them were in the habit
oF (leecing strangers, in, partnership, and
it was civer one oF these cherry little
all'airs that they Fell out. This is the gist
oF the tale, but it has some other rather
fine details in the line of .fiction. For instance. "Air. Adler" tells the Denver I?e-
piibliciin how: Will Billjuade his lirst appearance in •■Dead wood ■one day. "with his
long yellow hair pouring down hisshould-
ers. his sombrero cocked sideways on his
head, and with two ivory-handled pistols
in their holsters, swinging at either side."
Me was, it seems, "an inveterate card
player, and cheated tind robbed at the'
tables with the easiest grace imaginable."
And when ".McCanli'" finally shot his
alleged partner in the back oF the head,
"Wild Dill Fell over with his Face among
the poker 'chips, stone dead."
Good liars are. as a. rule, shy about going into details. It is in little places that
a I'rtiiululent armor is-fatally del'ective.
IF "Mr. Adler." whoever he may be, had
merely stated that he was near Wild Bill
when the termination of that Frontiersman's career occurred tmd had "stood
pat," there would have been nobody to
deny his statement, and lie mignC have
continued to post; tis the Familiar of pioneers in 'general and this one in particular. But the Facts in regard to "Mr.
Aider's" story are that Wild Bill did not
live with ".McCauIl" (whose name, by the
\\ay. was ""McCall") ina cabin, nor did ho
live in a, cabin at all. Wild Hill (lid not
have "long yellow hair," but brown hair:
his "two ivory-ii'indled pistols" were just
one old-fashioned Colt's revolver of the
regulation army pattern, with blue steel
barrel and wooden handle. There xveve
no poker chips used in tin.* game where ho
was killed, and at cauls he stood about as
■ lunch chance of cheating anybody 'as a
bull pup would stand of making ;i .lurgen-
seii chronometer, i myself am not a dazzling expert in the art of poker, but in a
single day I won From Wild Hill Forty
Froezeouts. he winning two.
The hist days of this man's life in Dead-
wood were interesting. I know all about
them, because I was there. I was the
guest, oF Willi Hill and his partner, and
lived with them. The partner was a
.natty, handsome, courageous little man
mi mod Chillies Ctter. lie was called
Colorado Charley, and was the dandy of
that country, lie wore beaded moccasins,
fringed leggings am! coat, handsome
trousers, fine linen, revolvers mounted in
gold, silver, and pearl..ami a belt with a
big silver buckle, lie wasa blonde, with
long hair mid a moustache and imperial,
pud "Calamity Jane." who bossed a dance
house, had it as her sole ambition, aside
from the consumption of all I he red liquor
jn i he gulch to win him. Mr. I'tter had
one habit that was rather startling in
I hiit community, lie took a bath overy
iiioriiing. and people used lo comeoiitand
view the process with interest not wholly
unmixed with wonder.
Charley I'tter aud Wild Hill (whose real
nil me. by the way. was J. li. Ilickock)
UM'd to live across the creek from the
main part of the settlement, which at
I liti t time consisted of two lines of
shanties along the sides of an irregular
mass of stumps and mud, whicli formed
the -solitary thoroughfare. I'tter slept in
it tent, between line California blankets,
and lie had a real mirror, and real combs,
brushes, razors, ami whisp brooms. Hill
was less linicky about his quarters. He
slept in a big canvas-covered wagon,
polled up in an army blanket. lOvery
morning, just before break Fast, housed to
ctiiwl out, clad in his shirt, trousers, and
boots, tie his hair in a knot-at the back of
hi- head, shove his big revolver down inside the waistband of. his troirers, and
fun like a sprinter down the gulch to the
nearest saloon. In a Few minutes he
would come strolling back, with a cock-
(•iil or two slowed away where it would
do lhe most good, and would complete his
toilet.
It is true that, he played cards a good
deal,    .lint  lie could  not have cheated a -
blind.baby. Almost evevy clay'his partner used to "stake" him to-card money.
IF he ever won nobody knew it. Aud, besides, the crowd that was congregated in
Deadwood City in those early days was it
line sort of gathering for a poker .sharp to
dally with. It- was probably by all odds
tlie toughest outfit ever brought together
in one community. Virginia City, I'iocho,
Cheynne. Laramie, and all the other
choice spots of (lie west poured the most
effulgent of their star criminal citizens
into I )eadwood gulch, and of the 1-1,()(!() or
so inhabitants in August, INTO, about
10,0(10 would have started out largo bends
of cold, appi ehe.nsive sweat upon the
stone w.'ills of any• penitentiary in the
world. They were a cowardly skulking
crow at that. One afternoon Hill. Utter,
and I xveve walking along the street-when
it row began in one of the shanties that
did dutv iisit saloon. Kverybody rushed in.
"'Wait a minute," said Bill. "" Pretty
soon somebody in there will pull it pop,
and you'll see 'em come out."
Pretty soon somebody did pull a pop.
and the crowd came out. The came so
fast that they brought tho whole front, of
the building with them. Bill said bethought it was it breach of hospitality for
a man's guests to carry away ihe bulk of
his house- like tluit.
At night, over in camp, we used to have
supper along about sundown.    There was
generally elk moat, or boar steak, or. once
in  iiwhiie. beef, fried  potatoes, flapjacks,
and coffee.   Utter usually did the cooking,
wliile Bill siit around and smoked, and indulged   with  his partner in   that kind of
repartee wliich   abounds on  the frontier,
and consists chiefly of  bold and ingenious
profanity. . Sometimes  California  .Jc.o,   it
long-whiskered    old    Fellow,   who    would
have instantly shot anybody who dared
show him  the'celebrated greeting, "Good
morning!   Have you used So'n'so's soap?"
would come over to sup, and -would afterward go stertorous! y to sleep, sitting on
the ground with his back against a tree.
And there was "Bloody Dick,"who never
saw blood  except on the moon, a nil who
started to ride Utter's Pony Express, and
ina-y.be. he has come back by now.    Then,
tot),   there  wore other   droppers   in.   For
I'tter was hospitality itselF, and he could
cook' in a way tluit entitles him to a'liigli
place  in   the   heavenly  culinary .department, if there is. such a department. After
supper  the. pipes were  lighted  and   Bill
would  tell stories—stories oF New  York,
and Boston, and 'Philadelphia, and other
cities, where  his'companions-'had., never
been.    Whenever -any of them  ventured
to express a doubt its  to his veracity, he
would turn to me and ask me it:' he 'hadn't
adhered  strictly to Facts.    I .always .said
that he had rather .'understated, than embroidered the situation.    I love truth, but
I do not yearn to obtrude my preferences
so Far ti way From home.    Tliey were great
stories  that Wild   Bill   told,  and   as his
other hearers knew nothing about them,
and   1   didn't contradict   him,  he   had  a
pretty fair margin For the play of his imagination.
1 first met Wild Bill tho day..I. reached
•.Deadwood City with a letter-of introduction to Utter From his brother, 'whom I
had met on the way in at Johnny Bowman's ranch, on .Ha-t creek, I was up there
partly For experience and partly For a
journalistic kindergarten called the
Springfield Republican. Mr. Utter received mo with wide open hospitality,
aud we started out to hunt up his partner.
It was about the middle ofa. bright sunny
afternoon, and wo Found Wild Bill sitting
on a boiird which was lying on the ground
in Front of a saloon. Mis knees were
drawn up iu front of him as high as his
chin, and he wtis whittling sit a piece of
wood with a large pocket-knife.
"('.Jet up. Bill,"said Utter, "i wa.ntyou
to shake hands with a friend of mine."
AY'ild Bill slowly arose, lie came up like
an elevator, and he came so high that I
thought he was never going to stop, lie
was unusually tall, and quite spare as'to
flesh, but very brawn and muscular. His
skin wtis pa I i'i d from the use of powerful
mineral drugs, and his grayish eyes, which
were just beginning to regain their power
after almost "being blinded altogether by
a terrible illness, xveve rather dulland expressionless in repose. One day afterward
1 saw'them glitter with a sudden ferocity
that wtis strangely luminous, and I realized what this niiin must have.looked
like when his blood was up. But, at our
meeting, whim he" Folded my hand in his
big. strong lingers, his lace was almost
expressionless, tind his eyes were more or
less leaden.
We walked about the town From time
to time, and saw the sights. There were
plenty of them to see shooting scrapes,
stabbing affairs, a lynching, listctil'fs. and
various'kinds of shindies of high and low
degree. Two men. one afternoon, had a
duel with six-shooters across the street.
Thev wei e not good marksmen, and
nobody was hurt, but during the whole
I'tisilht'de Hill stood near the belligerents,
passing derisive remarks on their hick of
ability 'lo hit anything, and apparently as
unconcernedly amused <-is if the lighters
had been merely throwing soft boiled potatoes at each other.
Later in the week. long after midnight,
we were lounging at the end of the bar.
when a row broke out. The proprietor of
the place produced a 'sawed-off shot gun,
loaded about eight inches deep with
various missiles of destruction, and ordered the room cleared. I started to go
with the rest, but Hill's heavy hand on niy
louldor held
me Fast.    When the
was   empty,   Bill    said:     "Young
never run away From a gun.
travel   faster  than   you   can
room
man,
Bullets can
Besides, if
you're going to be hit, you had better get
it iu Front- than in tiie back. It looks
better."
Poor Bill got his in the back al'ler Jill.
lie was ii most wonderful master of the
old-Fashioned, thumb-cocking, army revolver. I have tossed up an empty tomato can twelve or lil'teen Feet in the air
ami lie has hit it with two bullets Front
the same weapon before it_ struck the
ground. He could shoot quite as well
with his left hand as with his right, and
he was so sure of whatever he went after
that once in Hayes City, it is said, when
he killed two negro soldiers who came in
fo "do him up," he wanted to bet there
wasn't an inch difference in the spots
where he shot tlieiii.
1 said to him one morning as he was
lying at full length on a big login front,of
litter's (enf, "How can a man who is being shot at by two or three other men retain such complete control of his nerves
jis to shoot back with accuracy?'"
"Well," he replied, after a pause, as if
he had never given the mutter much
thought, "wlien a- man really believes the
bullet isn't moulded that is going to kill
him, what in hell has he got to be afraid
of?"
Wild Hill was everything but, a rulha.ii.
u ml or ordinary conditions. It was strange
to note I.he control in which he was'held
by Utter. I was never quite, able to decide to my own satisfaction whetherUtter
ii mused or saved him. Rut certainly J
never heard anybody take •"roastings"
with iis little concern tis that with whicli
Bill used to bike the fierce tongue lashings of his diidesque little piu'tner. I suppose, perhaps, they Fully understood each
other, and icnew period ly well that behind till the words there was an impenetrable \vall of niaiiiy siJTeotioii.
fitter's greatest hobby was neatness, a,
thing which most plainsmen knew: .nothing.of.    Me positively would  not permit
Wild  Bill, or California .Joe,-or "Bloody
Dick." or any. of- the rest' of them to enter,
his tent.    Tliat. he*declared, was a shooting point with him.    One day Bill ■'did not
get home'until after breakfast was over
itiid   everybody  gone.     lie brought with
him a very superior article of Deadwood
jag, ..'and'  Utter's     fine   blankets,    seen
through the open flaps of the tent, wore
more of  a,.-'temptation   than  he could endure.    Pretty soon   the   big   Fellow  was
snoring .calmly, roiled -up in  Utter's bed-
clothing', suul 'there we Found ..him, Utter
and   I. "when we came over to -camp an
hour or  two .'later.     "Colorado'Charley",
was at first amazed by the presumption
of   his partner.' -For-a-moment.he stood
and , Fervently   cursed    the    unconscious
sleeper, and  then,  catching..him. by  the
heels, dragged' him  bodily out of the tent
upon' the   ground.     After   that  he   ran
in. ■ pulled   out   his  blankets,  and. hung
them up on the surrounding trees,  all the
time straining   his   vocabulary for fresh
epithets to hurl at the offender.    During
tlie'whole proceeding  Bill stared at him
with   lazy   lethargy,  and   then,  with   a
parting   grunt,  climbed  into his   wagon
and' went peacefully to sleep again.
.Deadwood City, full to overflowing with
thieves, assassins, "skin" 'gamblers, and
other elements of disorder, was rapidly-
coming to the point where some sort of
government was necessary. At such
times on the frontier there is always a
struggle, ;ilid usiiiiliy a hand-to-hand combat, between the lawless and the 'orderly
classes. Wild Bill-.-hacl been marshal in
.other similar'places, and peop.e began to
talk of him For msirsiial of v Dead .wood.'.
That outcome everybody knew, would
mean a short shrift for crooks and disturbers.
In the towii there was a man named
Jack McCall living under an allhis. lie
was in the condition technically known as
"stone broke." The agitation of the mar-
shalship was growing warm. The thieves
antl "skins" saw their inevitable end
drawing near. It began to go round that
Wild Bill could never hold office in Dead-
wood City. A rumor reached Utter that
tho big-plainsman,-who-had ruled half a
dozen towns, was to be assassinated. That'
evening he came over to camp looking
serious.
"Bill," stiid he, after supper, "it'sjiretty
dull around here, don't you think?"
AY'ild Bill nodded, looking into the fire.
" I've been considering," resumed Utter,
"that w'e might as well take a move."
"So?    Where to?"
"Well, it might be it good scheme to organize a. little party," continued Utter,
persuasively, "and. go over to Standing
Rock and cut out some ponies."
By "cutting out ponies" .litter meant
the swooping down of a few white men
upon si herd of Indian ponies, driving*
them oil'and selling them-—a plan which,
of the prairie, is per-
lere  Indians are con-
that he hud slain Wild Hill in single combat.    Where did he get the gold?"
McCall was arrested and taken to Yankton. Utter pursued him to the very scaffold, furnished the witnesses, paid their
expenses out of his own pocket, and fairly
convicted the wretched coward, wJio snivelled and whined like si horsewhipped
hound when it came to the final show
down. Utter wsis faithful to his old
friend to the last. Wild Bill was buried
at Utter's expense. It is si kite day to
plaster the mud of falsehood over the
memory of this fallen gisintof the frontier.
A lock of tho dead man's hair was cutoff
sifter his body had been prepared for
burial. Utter took' half the long brown
strand and I hsive the other half to this
day. It is ;is glossy as spun glass anel a.s
soft as down. Near tho roots there is just;
si touch of roughness, where the life blood
of si brave, great-hearted Anierican
gushed out iis the assassin's bullet burst
through his brain. ■...•...:''.,.
LKAN*I)i*:it Richardson.
HOW   TO   AVOID   TAKING   COLD.
LIMITED   MATRIMONY.
resumed Utter, ur-
Hie-hardson (1 wasn't
sine!   sr dozen others.
iu the easy morality
foctly legitimate wi
eerned.
Bill was silent.
•".loe will go along
gently, "and so will
so sure 'about that),
Will you go?"
" Not a d-d foot."
" Why not?"
"Wed, those fellows- over across the
creek have it laid out to kill me, and
they're go Lug to do it or they ain't. Any
way. I don't stir out of hero, unless I'm
carried out."
That was when I saw tho quick Hash of
ferocity in Wild Bill's eyes.
The conversation ended at this point.
Kverybody knew it was useless to argue
with' Wild Bill when his mind was sot,
and so everybody went on about his business as before. Two days silterward
"those fellows over si cross the creek" carried out their proposition.
Five men, among them Wild Bill, were
playing draw poker in si shanty saloon.
Standing about were a dozen others looking on. Bill's back was toward the door.
Seated next him to fhe left wa-s sin elderly
iiisin with his back against the wall. Something had been said about his chsingitig
sesits with .Bill/and sifter that hand the
exchange would have occurred. Human
life hangs on slender tbrestds. With his
back to the wall Wild Bill would hsive
been safe enough, becsiuse fexv men would
have dared to attack him openly.
Suddenly, without a word of wanting,
without even the knowledge of those
standing nearest to hi in, an undersized
man right behind Hill's chair, a man
whom Hill had never seen in all his life,
shoved si six-shooter fo his head and fired.
There wsis a muflled report. Bill partly
straightened up. and then fell overside-
wise, dead. The undersized man ran out.
The elderly player dashed through lhe
back door iintl tip the side of the gulch,
shouting ".Murder!" The town was in an
uproar. There w.ms it "miner's jury," consisting almost solely of skin gamblers, to
sit on (he case. To'them the.assassin told
it preaiTsiuged story of how his only
brother had been shot by Wild Hill. iiihI
how lie hsid nobly avenged that brother's
death. If wjis all a wild farce, that trial,
just as Utter and his friends knew it
'would be. it nd the murdoroi' wsis set fvei-.
Until now he had been absolutely without money. In si few days he turned up
in Laramie City with plenty of I'vee gold
in his possession, nnd  boastfully declared
Tke   Heroic   Treatment   Recommended   by   a
New York Physician.
A recent article iir the Cosmopolitan on
the best methods of resisting colds will be
of -peculiar interest to women.    Autumn,
according to the writer, is the most favorable sesison for cultivating' the power of
resistance to disease, and tlie cure may be
wrought at home, and without expense.
The  first  important point to  be considered is the skin, for the skin  supplements in functions almost every organ of
the  body.   So."'intimately related to  the
vital processes'is the skin that a burn of
even slight severity extending over more
..than three-fifths of  the  body is. usually
fatal.   The influence of cold upon the skin
causes a temporary blanching of the surface.   The minute blood vessels contract-.
and the blood recedes and accumulates in
'deeper''and   more   protected   .structures.
The circulation, usually sluggish, is profoundly disturbed, the nervous system' is
profoundly:.'impressed,  and   various  undesirable symptoms indicate an imminent
illness.     These    results   attend   because
there is failure to react at the point of exposure, and prompt reaction presupposes
pure blood antl plenty of it circulating ..in
a healthy skin.    Pure blood can only be
made.'from  proper  food—not medicine—
assimilated during  exercise   in  pure air
not too Wiirin.    A iiealthy.skin is si clear
skin, one from which sill the organic debris
has been, removed by thorough washing,
not by 'moistening the. greasy impurities
and then distributing  them evenly over
the surface—sis wo polish a shoe; nor, if it
be ■.permitted  to add   to  the picture, by
wiping off, woman fashion,   with the corner of a towel through the week.and taking a half-hearted  sponge bath  Sunday.
Now the month's tresitmentrecomnieneled
by the physicion who wrote  the'article
should   be-'commenced   immediately and
consists in keeping the skin clean by frequent,  thorough  and   energetic bathing,
followed   by much   friction.    At  the beginning it is well to employ massage' oc-
csisionstlly until thoskin becomes hardened
to rough usage.
Immediately upon rising move leisurely
about the room for a few minutes, day-by-
day increasing the exposure of the body,
until soon you csin take sin air bath of five
or ten minutes'duration without discomfort. This exposure should alwsiys be followed by brisk rubbing before dressing.
Soon the body maybe dampened sell over
with the hand moistened in water whicli
stood exposed over night and is nearly the
temperature of the room. Next use si
sponge slightly moistened: then one which
is not so dry. Soon the cold bath may be
taken with impunity'and may become
more prolonged and,more beneficial sis the
skin becomes accustomed to it. These
baths must be followed in all'oases by
brisk and prolonged rubbing of the skin,
iind they are merely tiro skin gymnastics,
not tsiking the place of the thorough
cleansing hath, which must be sittended
to at some other hour.
As the weather becomes colder the
morning temperatureof tho room and the
bath should beconiogrsidiially lower, untii
when you are hsibifualed to them you
msiy venture to open the window si little
on warmer mornings siiid expose the nude
body toa slight drsil't. Luring- the night
lhe mucous membrane should be hardened
by lea.ving the chstmher winodws open,
guardingonly against drsifts. Keep the
feet warm find dvy. the body dry, and
during the day renisiin outdoors as iniieh
iis t he weather will permit, resisting the
impulse to put on hea vy clothing. Avoid
violent changes and the long-continued
cooling of a single part of the body. Remember I hat the draught through si t wo-
iiich-aperture is often more dangerous
than the wind through an entirely open
window-, and that the Thanksgiving din
ner is   as active  in
November blststs.
causing si c<
>ld
as
th
to Invest $100.
having made
How
A young man having made $100 iu any
business will do right to reinvest in the
particular business out of which he lists
inside it. for if he lis is know-lodge enough
of any one thing, aud ability sufficient lo
(•liable him to make $100 out of if. he will,
without doubt, liy sticking fo the thing he
knows something about siiid developing
it. soon turn his hundred dollars into a
thousand. Then, agsiin, if a young- man
has saved $100 out of his wsiges sis a
mechanic or si clerk, he csiiiuotdo better
fhiiii invest, his lirsl hundred, or at, least a
part of if. iu acquiring.'! better knowledge
of his trade or calling, say by the purchase of books on (he sitbject. or by attending a business college or mechanical
school. Knowledge is power, nnd to acquire more knowledge about a subject
whicli one has already bec-'i able fo insike
it little money out of, must, of necessity
oi m hie a man to do bettor in the particular
(•ailing in which he litis already had sonic
success. On the other hand, if a young
man's lirst, hundred dollars comes to him
as si legacy, or as the result of a game of
poker, the best thing he can do with it is
to place if in some sa vings bank at I
rent interest, whore he will be oblig
give three months' notice before he can
draw it out."
.  I  nor
goil to
elson Hotel
Dining*-Room
is now imih'r tliu iiiaiintjuiiiciit of
vXO JE3IJST IEVGKEXjXi
(liitely stuwiu'd on tliu Ktuuinur Xelson).
Krom lliis tiniQoil an ollbrl will bo iniido to iimke the
Nelson a resort for business and mining men, us every-
tliiiifc oblainiiblt* in season will be 'procured.
Kiitus—Single meals, ;'i0 cents ; 'day board, $8 a week.
Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.
oeur d'Alene
HOTEL-
john F. WARD FRONT STREET
MANAGER.
KASLO, B.C.
The Very BEST OF Everything.
LELAND
HOTEL
Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing,
KASLO, B. C.
Devlin 8c McKay, Props.
'I'lIK' HKST Ot'ISINK.       TIIK HKST HKD.S.
TIIK HKST OK KVICIiTTIIINti.
rand Central
HOTEL
Corner
Front  and
KASLO,
Fourth
B.C.
Streets,
A. & J. Fletcher, Props.
ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.
SlaK1* leaves (irand Ccnlnil for Watson, Hear Ijike City,
Three Forks, New Deliver and all •joints in
the Kn.Mlo-.Sloeii.il district.
HE PALACE
HOTEL
Corner   Front  and   Fourth  Streets,
KASLO,   B. C.
MAHONEY & LUNDBURG
I'ROFRIETORS.
California Courts May Decide as to the Effect
of a Marriage for Six  Months.
An interesting yet extremely ridiculous
question lias found its way into  the California courts.    The problem   to be .solved
in all seriousness by  the courts  is this:
"Is ti   marriage   on   the   Kuropean   plan
valid?"    In oilier words, is a contract of
marriage stipulated to expire at  the end
of six months or a year a valid document?
If the document be valid, is the limitation
good?    Does the limitation invalidate the
contract?   (Jan tlie relations of the contracting parties be  legally  laid aside at
the end of the* prescribed time?   Would a
child born after the limit has expired, and
were the contract not renewed, be a ligiti-
niiite child? : It seems impossible that in
this   day   such    a 'question   should    be
seriously raised, but as a matter of  fact
there has developed among the California
lawyers some difference .of .opinion on the
subject, y'
Six months ago Edward M. Iii kits and
Lillie JMabney of San Francisco entered
into a contract "to be married for a period
of six nionth.s.'' A few days ago they
again repaired to a notary's office and
caused a second contract to be drawn up
for another six: months. The youngcouple
maintain that, they have the ael vice of
good lawyers that the contract is good.
The situation is such a novel one that
several repu table lawyers liave persuadetl
the young 'couple to permit the question
to be submitted to acourtof adjudication.
Just how to gee this beforethe court is the
question. It can hardly be 'accomplished
by divorce proceedings, neither could it
be accomplished by criminal process.
Lawyers, however, declare that they will
find away of bringing the matter to judicial notice, in order that the ridiculous
•proposition-may be settled at once.
Some of the best lawyers hi the state
have taken an interest in the matter.
Many prominent citizens declare that it is
against public policy for such a question
to be dignified by a doubt for any length
of time. On the other hand, there are a
few lawyers who consent to maintain the
strict legality of the terms of the limited
contract.
What must undoubtedly be the law on
the subject was expounded by Henry'S.
Foster, one of the lawyers interested.
Mr. Foster says: "In the first .place the
law in this state is never to dissolve a
marriage agreement when to do such
would be'.'against" the public policy.
Surely no one will contend that it would
be good policy for the state to permit
limited marriages. Once inarried always
married is agood maxim. If the contracting parties have assumed martial relations they are man and wife, though the
contract read 'for a day.' The only question is to my mind, did the parties assume,
willingly and 'honestly, .the. positions of
husband and wife toward each other?
The limitation clause is simply null."
At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,
NELSON, B. C.
THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.
THE
THE
MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a
Frontage Towards Kootenay River and
is Newly Furnished Throughout.
TABLE is Supplied with Everything in
the Market, the Kitchen Being Under
the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer
of Large Experience.
THE BAR
IS Su-PPUKI) WITH THK HKST HUANDS OF A I.I,
KINDS OF WINKS. UQUOHS, AND I'IG'Al'S.
Special Attention to Miners.
International
HOTEL
Corner of "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 Furnished Newly Throughout.
THE TABLE is not Surpassed by
any Other Hotel in the Kootenay
Lake Country, Being- Supplied
with the Best of Everything-.
JAS. DAWSON & B. CRADDOCK,
PROPRIETORS.
THE BAR
Is Stocked with Choice Imported and Domestic "Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
OOTENAY
HOTEL
Situate on Vernon
Street, Near Josephine.
The Hotel Overlooks
The Kootenay.
Its Guests can Obtain
Splendid Views
of Both the
Mountains and River.
Axel Johnson, Proprietor
THE ROOMS
All!'' COXVKXI KN'T AN'D
COUFOltrAHLK.
THE TABLE
IS  THK   BKST   IN  THK
MOUNTAIN'S.
Special Attention to Miners.
THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.
ILVER KING
HOTEL
John Johnson, Proprietor
Extensive
Improvements
Now Completed.
All Rooms
Refitted and
Refurnished
FINEST  WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS
THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.
IN
Special  Attention to Miners.
ROOMS KIHST-C'I.A.SS.
KATK.S MODKI-ATK.
HE
HOTEL
HANSEN & BLOOMBERG
Proprietors.
THK C'l.OSKST HOT KM
in Nulsim to the Stcnti-- I
bout  l,aii(lin«. |
TIIK HAI! CAI.'IMK.STIIK
Ilcsl Mranils (if l.ii'tiurs
nnd ('licui's.
he Tremont.
East Baker St., Nelson.
Is emu of IIic'IichI hotels in Toad Moiintiiin districl, a.i:Cl
In tliu IioiidqiiurtorK for prospectors and
working  minors.
MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,   Props.
r!**r
Biii,
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,v. ■-.,.■: :-j3{$K  THIS WEEK'S NEW  ADVERTISEMENTS.  .liicob Dover, N'elson���CIiiiiihl* in advurtisoiiicnl  Ivootcney   Lake  Uoncnil   Hosjiitnl   Society.   Nclson-  llnt.es for cariiiK for patients.  David'Dlack, I'l'oi liay-Towiisite of Davie.  Kvan Joliiison. Hevclstoke���Town-itc of Kvan-porl.  THE   WEEK'S   ORE   SHIPMENTS. '  For tlio week ending .Inniiary ,1th,' the ore 'shipments  over the Nelson & Fori Sheppard were:  Wafliington mine, Slocan ill-li'irl   jN'oUle I'ive iiiiiie-,        i,    "Mountain Chief mine, n   Total   Value (estimated)    .1(11) Kins  . :,2   ,.  .10   ���  .III'.' ions  .. .-?2S.,S'iO  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Bar silver, 07i: lead, !jW.20.  The liiembers of the Odd Follows lodge  at Nelson trivo their second annual ball mid .siippci' next  Thursday night.  ".Jim" Gilker and .John L'liuaroux went  duck hunting this week. The only duck.s they got a -dml  at were the decoy ones anchored to the west ol the railroad wharf.  \V. Jt. I3erf.ra.nd, a well-known saloon  man along the line of the Great Northern raihvay hut  now of Ivaslo, was at Nelson yesterday for the HrM time.  Dr.   Roberts,  a   dentist,   is  now doing  business at Nelson,  His rooms are in tho Houston block.  St. John (X.  13.) Sun,  December 22ud:  "Kred Irvine of this city, who has been in Nelson, British  Columbia, for nearly three years, returned home,vester-  .day on a vacation. Mivrrvino. who is in the employ of  .1. Fred Humeat Co., speaks in words of the highest  praise of the great Canadian west.".  Eighty thousand feet of. lumber was  this week taken down, to tho mouth of Forty-nine ereek  by the Columbia & ICootenay railway. The lumber is for  the Nelson Hydraulic Mininy Company. On the way  down the engine run into a small slide without doing  other damage than causing Alex Dow lo.jimiii out of the  engine cab feet foremost His life was saved, however,  by the coolness of his temporary tireiiian.  Mr. Croasdaile, commercial manager of  The Hall Mines, Limited, returned to Nelson from Victoria on Wednesday. On the same train arrived the new  manager for the mine, J. .!. Jordan.' Mr. .Ionian comes  from England direct, but was last employed in a gold  mine near Cape Coast Castle, in the Hritish Cold Coast  Colony, West Africa. He has also beoil employed at  mines in Mexico and in Spain. "Mr. Croasdaile reports a  bettor feeling in a business way prevailing at Victoria.  John F.-Ward of Kaslo passed Tuesday,  night aboard the steamer Nelson and went home vowing  he would never again return to the town in which his  big tent wasthe first hotel. The trouble was the non-  arrival of the train on the Nelson & Kort Sheppard,' and  the steamer Nelson lay at Five-mile point most of the  night./.    11. Stevenson of Ainsworth reports the  Number One mine at that place looking line, and that  the machinery for the concentrator is now being loaded  on the cars at Bossburg, Washington.  From the present outlook, the wrecked  steamer State of Idaho is likely to remain submerged in  Kaslo bay for an  indefinite time.   The tackle mid'other'  , appliances at hand arc inadequate for hauling the wreck  on the.ways.  Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lott and 'their four  children arrived at Nelson on Wednesday from A veiling,  Ontario. They report little snow in Ontario, and the  weather so mild that farmers were plowing in northern  Illinois. They made the trip in six days, being delayed  a day on I he Nelson & Fort Sheppard by the rock slide  on Beaver creek. This is goon time considering lhat  four raihvay changes had to he made, namely at George  town, at Cnicago, at SI. I'aul. and at Spokane. Mrs.  Lott is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. JI. Cleineiils of  Nelson.  ���   Saying's for the Sexes.  Short courts]]ips make long- miseries.  He.who is without enemies deserves no  friends, and rarely lias any.  Fortune is malicious. She provides  luxuries for those who are dying of dyspepsia.  \ A perfect woman ..may be, adorable; a  woman ivlio is perfect'"would'be beyond  endurance.  Laughter reveals one's true nature; it  expresses tlie inmost. Shrewd 'rascals seldom laugh.  Under the shadow of gratitude lurks  resentment���the resentment of incurring  obligation undischarged.  Love at sight is not considered nearly so  good a security, in the matrimonial market, as love twelve months after date.  When the heart is breaking from an old  love, there is apt to be a crevice through  which a new attachment enters, and  wholly heals the fracture.  Some marriages seem to be, in the main,  only   an alliance  between a man and a  woman   for   offensive   purposes   toward  one another,  and for defensive purposes'  against the outside world.  Women are prone to be sentimental and  sympathetic.'. A man they 'might not  ordinarily admire or esteem, may arouse  their profound interest by appearing to  be wretched. Then their pity is in peril  of becoming passion. "1 am so unhappy,"  from a man's lips, has perhaps inflamed  as many feminine hearts a.s his most  ardent "I love you."  A Pinchbeck Piece of Work.  The Christmas number of tlie Victoria  Colonist is a "patent insides" publication,  and not at all worthy of reference. The  Colonist has one of the most' complete  printing [Hants on the north Pacific coast,  and surely it lias on its staff men capable  of writing sketches suitable for a special  issue at holiday time. Then why it sends  out a pinchbeck piece.of work is a conundrum.    A Thrifty Skirt-Dancer.  The Australian whom Sylvia Grey, the  Gaiety skirt-dancer, married a few weeks  ago, is not rich: but he need not be. The  lady in the case has, it seems, a very fair  -competence. She has been dancing at the  Gaicl-y -Theater in Loudon most of the  time sinceJicuj..retui'ii from her Anierican  tour, but the'frtrge salaiy which she received at the Gaiety was only a small  portion  of lier  income.      She  derived  a .  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY  ��,."1894.  large sum of money from teaching society  people and stage aspirants how to dance,  lier fees were vevy large, and she literally  danced or taught dancing from 10 o'clock  in the morning until she finished lier work  nt the Gaiety at night. In the morning  she taught a small class of pupils, but in  tho afternoon she visited a select number  of houses in Helgravia, where she taught  women.of position and title how to lend tt  charin to tho home circle and extend the  toe of welcome to the chandelier. .Miss  (���'rev made bhe swells pay a pretty stilt  rate for her instruction, and she drove  from one house to another in her brougham all the afternoon. The result was ti  large sum of money, which the pretty  little dancer took with her to Australia,  when she sailed away from England with  her husband.   A Simian John L.  "The most novel fight! ever witnessed  was between a bulldog and a: monkey,  down in Cuba-. A friend of mine had a  bulldog that had licked every canine on  the island, and he was very proud of him.  A gentleman from South America said  that he had n monkey that could whip  the bulldog, and the owner of the latter  laughed at the idea. After some talk a  wager of $500 was made, and the only advantage/that the monkey was to have was  that he was to be allowed the -privilege  of using a baton, about the length of a  policeman's Club, but not so heavy.  "The fight was in a public place, and in  a pit ..that was. surrounded by an .iron"  grating.. There."was'a' big: crowd 'out to  see tlie fight. Of course everybody  thought the Clog would chew up the  monkey. After a few minutes, however,  the audience-was surprised a bi-the sagacity  displayed by the monkey. The bulldog  would make a rush at the monkey, and  the latter would jump aside and allow the  bulldog to hit his head ,aga.inst tlie iron  gratings. This was kept;up for twenty  minutes or more, and then the dog began  to get tired. The monkey began to fight.  He would let the clog make a rush and  then jump on tlie clog's back and strike  him several times with the baton. This  was kept up for an hour or more, and  finally the clog fell on the floor completely  exhausted, and the. .monkey actually  pounded him to death. The monkey  would strike the dog 'several blows, and  then place his oar to the canine to see if  he stillbreatlied.  "Finally the owner of tlie clog agreed to  give up the fight, but the monkey's owner  told him that it was too late,;'as the monkey would not .quit until lie had killed tlie  clog. This was one of the peculiarities of  the monkey. They always killed their  victims. The owner of the dog said he  did not want his dog killed, and insisted  on baking the monkey off. While-they  xveve talking* the monkey belted tlie clog  several times with his baton, placed his  ear on tlie clog, and with a sudden jump  leaped on the shoulder of his owner and  commenced to use monkey language. Tlie  clog was examined and found to be dead.  The people applauded the victory of the  monkey, and it looked as if the monkey  understood it.''  THE TOWNSITE OF EVANSPORT is situated  at the head of the northeast arm of Upper  Arrow Lake, and is but twelve miles distant from the famous Trout Lake Mining-  District. Lots are now offered at "prices'  ranging from $25 to $100. Apply to EVAN  JOHNSON, Evansport, via Revelstoke, or to  John Houston & Co., Nelson.   .  You Want to Save.Money  You can do so by purchasing your  supplies from us.  We pay cash for everything which  enables us to sell at lowest rates.  Hudsons' Bay  Company.  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGENTS FOR Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers, Walkerville, Ontario, and Fort  Garry Flour Mills, Manitoba.  EAT Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will coiilmet to supply iiiiniiiK coinpiiiilns nnd stciiin-  Ix.ials wit li fi'usli munis, and deliver si'iuu at any inino  or landing in   tlio   Kootonny  l-iiko country.  W. t TEETZEL k CO.  CHEMISTS  AND  DRUGGISTS  A liii'Ki* anil diuiplolo slock or tlu; lending lilies of  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A.large and complete stock of  WALL PAPER  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH, HOOKS. AND WINDOW KRAMKS  MADK TO O III'Kit.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TUHNIXG, SUltl-'ACIXG, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the Kootcimy Lake, country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all.kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  james Mcdonald & co.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Carry complete lines of r'ur-  niture, as well as> manufacture  eveey grade of Mattresses.  They also carry Pianos, and  Organs.    Undertaking.  Hotel for Sale.  (The estate of McKacliren & Co. in liquidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  'I'lIK l'lUNCIPAL. IIOTICI. IN TIIK CITY OF .KASLO.  This house occupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished. ���   "���  NELSON Ofllce and Market, 11 East Baker St  "KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  KOOTENAY LAKE  General Hospital, Nelson  The hospital of the Ivootenay Lake General Hospital  .Society Is now caring for patients. The society will contract with mining (.'Oiiiiiiiiiies and other large employers  of labor to care for their employees on the following  terms, namely, SI a month per man. Individuals can  make arrangements I'or care by paying the following  subscriptions: Six months ��1!: twelve months, Sll). The  above includes nursing, board, and medical attendance.  For private patients the following rates will lie chargedi:  private' ward, Sl*i a week; public ward, $10 a week;  patients to pay for their medical attendance. For further particulars address either  FRANK FLKTCIIFU. President,  orOKOKGK A. HIGKI.OW, .Seerotary, Nelson.  Ho! for the White Grouse Mountain Mines!  Arrangements have been made by whicli the lots can I  be sold   with the house.   The house has been running j  eight months and has done a paying business, and which!  by good management could be greatly improved.   For ���  terms and particulars apply to !  G. O.BUCHANAN, Assignee. !  ICaslo, 11. C., December 18th. IS!):'. j  Just received a consignment]  of Fall and Winter Scotch Suitings and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.  ZFV J".   SQTJIKB,  Corner Ward and Baker Streets.  g*8-^  Or  1  j��x&.  We are making ready for a dissolution, of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  ��  HANTS,  In anticipation of the increased demand for g-oods that will follow the  opening1 up of the famous Silver King mine, and having- implicit faith in  the future prosperity of ICootenay in genera,!? Bind of Nelson in particular,  we have been steadily increasing1 our stock, and have at present the most  complete assortment of g-eneral merchandise in the interior of British  Columbia.    Call and see us and compare prices.  HAL BARGAINS  IW THE  DRY GOODS   DEPARTMENT.'  -'4  ���j��  DOLLS, CHII,^���"  TOILET SETS, ALBUMS, Etc.  Complete Assortment of Xmas Cards to Arrive About  ^IRST   ID ISO 33 IMI IB DEIE-i  TUB  Usual' Staple Stock of Eliisie and Stationery  AT   CLOSEST   PEIGES.  RTF?,  t-3-r, o T1 ib: is :e, s  I  L~U  ^^   '*%?%&  ^au.sK^-a        "V.:-;'*iv       -v*  ^s�� ������������'���spa  i'\  FBOlsTT  STEEET,  ASLO.  oods,.Boots, Shoes, G-poeeries, Hapdwape, Ipoh and Steel.  MINING  COMPANIES,  MINERS,  AND   PROSPECTORS. FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  EEVELSTOBZE  5JE  ������a     ti  ii. "a-/  GROCERIES, HARDWARE,  n  SsL.      O  .  Gloves,. Moccasins, Overshoes, Overrubers,' Mackinaw Shirts, German*.  Socks, Shirts and. Underclothing, Hats and Caps. Boots and Shoes,  and the finest and most varied lot of F  a  ana  inter Suits, Vests,  Coats, and Pants ever shown'the public in the Kootenay Lake country.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  'T  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  "E?,"B"B-A.T"E!   ^LLO"W"-"*""*"D   IFOrR.   GOOD   X3TJ-XJL,X0XX<rG-&.  The Rich Copper-Silver Mines on Grouse Mountain are easily reached from  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  TO  -A."E3*E3"H,-5r   FOE    *F,*ElIO*ES;)   MAPS,    XVTC,  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  the new townsite on the east side of Kootenay Lake, and which is distant about sixteen  miles from the mines. There is bound to be a rush to the mines on White Grouse Mountain in the spring, and DAVIE is sure to be a town of importance, as well as supplies for, and  ore from the mines must pass through it.   For prices of lots apply to  DAVID BLACK, Pilot Bay;  GEORGE NOWELL, Victoria;  or JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson.  Hotelkeepers and housekeepers needing anything" in the line  should call on or send to JACOB DOVER, JEWELER, Nels  Crown Grant Title,  line of tableware  [son, for prices.  He sells Rodger Brothers' knives, forks, and spoons at $8 per dozen;  castors, $4.?;0 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Full lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Bloek, Corner of Baker and  Josephine Streets.  2te

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