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 (?.  East anu Til est Kootenay  Have  Better Showings  for Mines than  any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  Capital ano, Brains  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage   in  the  Mining   Camps of East and  West  Kootenay.  FIRST  YEAR--NO.  10.  NELSON,  BRITISH   COLUMBIA, THURSDAY, JANUARY  20,   1893.  PRICE   TEN  GENTS.  FBOM   THE   HEART   OF   SLOCAN.  NEW   DENVER   LETS  THE  WORLD   KNOW  THAT  IT  STILL   LIVES.  Tribune Regular. Correspondent Attempts  to Boom the Nakusp Route in the . Hope  that it Will Divert Traffic From the One  via Kaslo; He also Gives a Mail Carrier a  Turning Over, and Does Not Forget to  Send Along a Batch  of Mining  News.  Ni'-'iV Dio.vviou. January 1(51 h.  Mr. Mann arrived with six teams of  horses at; Slocan (Jily on the 14 th instant  tinrl on the Following; (lay came up hero.  Uo informed your correspondent that lie  had been sixteen days on the trip From  Winnipeg. The steamer \V. Hunter is to  fetch tlie loams from Slocan City, and  they will be hauling ore over the Nakusp  sleigh road as soon as JI ugh .Mann arrives  From   Nelson    with   sleighs,   which    will  probably be iu the course ol" two or three  days. It can then be demonstrated by  actions instead of words which is the  cheapest route, and everyone in New  Denver appears to have the utmost confidence in the result. On his arrival here  Mr. Mann found several letters I'roin mine  owners with respect to shipping ore over  the Nakusp road. Vour correspondent  was informed on the best authority that,  one of the owners in the Idaho openly  stated that he regretted having made the  contract to haul ore from that claim by  way of Kaslo, and on the termination ol"  the contract the ore'.vou Id goby way of  Nakusp.  To our great surprise,  news reached us  ou th., I2lii that Murray, the nirjl carrier,  had reached the foot of the lake without  the Now Denver mail.    Upon enquiry it  was learned that the mail  was forwarded  from Nelson to Slocan Crossing, and  although" Murray brought his horses over  the   trail   ho refused   to  bring  the   mail  through.    Fven   supposing   Murray   was  not making money  out of carrying  tlie  mail, it was anything but considerate of  him to caus;i  so much   inconvenience   to  the  people  hero;   and   it   was   certainly  very ill-advised action on his part toward  a   people  whoso spring  packing  he   will  doubtless bo .ondering I'or.    One question  that might be asked is. whether her majesty's   mail 'is   entrusted   to capricious  I lackers  to carry  to outlying   points  in  British Columbia   without the said capricious  packers   putting  up  bonds   For   its  safe   delivery   within a  stipulated-lime.  On the same day your subscribers here received their copies of Tiik Thimuxr dated  January :1th, which the postal authorities  might like to note came by way of Kaslo  and Three Forks. ���  [Mr. Murray slate , at tho time of tho  trip referred to. that he had made no  agreement to carry the mail at other  times than when his pack train went out  loaded; that* trip his. train went out before the arrival of the mail at Slocan  Crossing. lie has now received instructions from postoffice inspector Fletcher to  carry the -Now. Denver mail regularly,  and in accordance therewith eaves Slocan  ..���.Crossing for tho. lower end of Slocai; lake  every Thursday. As for packing in supplies in the spring, he says he will take  his chances in getting a share of.the trade.  ������EditorTrihunk.]  Mr. Moran, the locator and part owner  of the Queen Boss, was in town yesterday. He reports the property as looking  very well. He has- live men working on  the claim, and will ship ore by way of  Nakusp,  Two beautiful spchnens of ore wore  brought in by the owners of the Alamo  group of claims on Four Mile. Tlie biggest specimen weighed eighty pounds,  while tiie smaller and handsomer specimen weighed twenty pounds. The latter  is heavily streaked 'with grey copper and  is the richest-looking rock that lias yet  been brought into the camp.  Your correspondent 'paid a visit to the  Mountain Chief, which G. W. Hughes has  bonded. This claim is situate to tne  soi.th of Carpenter crook and about two  and a half miles From New Denver. Besides the locator, there are four men al'.  work ou the c aim. The main or upper  tunnel is in about (50 feei-and shows about  tpn inches of clean ore, principally cube  galena. There is about ten ton's of ore on  t lie dump at the mouth or this tunnel. A.  second tunnel has boon run below the.  ina in tHunol, an'fl a coiiplp of hot- fired  iWypur.correspondent was giving a iinal  gasp t(>' reach the h ad of the trail  brought the pleasing sp: etaele of solid  Ore hero. too. Below tho second tunnel  about one hundred foot is another tunnel  twenty feet in length, and hero, loo, can  be soon the precious minera* within two  well-defined walls. It was just above  this last tunnel that Smith made his discovery, and not far from whore ho had a  close inspection of a. line, and fortunately  polite, bear, who appeared to bo prospecting over the same country, but not desirous of doing any jumping.  A new and rich strike lias just been reported on tho divide beewoen tho north  fork of Carpenter creek and the headwaters of Wilson crook. Seven locations  were marie between the 10th and 1-lth instants. B. S. Brown, who made the locations, states that there is a ledge wi ;.h  twelve inches of clean ore running the full  length of all seven locations. It appears  that Brown was over this ground last fall,  but owing to the ground having boon  staked by other parties he had to wait  until the present time before he could  make legal relocations. It is said to be a  contact lode, between quartzite and granite,   tho. ore carrying antimonial   silver.  Distance from Now Denver about tweh-o  miles. "*-.���-.���  Hill Bros.' .sawmill machinery, which is  now at Nakusp, will be hauled over tho  sleigh road in the course of a couple of  weeks, and the mill i.s expected to be in  Full swing by the 1st of March. Tliey  have ..already a number of the iinest logs  cut and a largo quantity of shingle bolts.  0. YV. Coplen, who is wintering at the  Foot of the laki\ reports that while out  hunting For deer he ran across a boar, but  only managed to wound Mr. I3ruin. who  appears l*o bo wandering about the country at a strange time ol" year I'or his  species.  Charles Aylwin and Jim Delaney have  both brought in a large supply of liquors,  etc.. by way of Kaslo and Three Forks.  The trail between New Denver and Three  Forks is in excellent condition, being  entirely free I'roin snow-slide debris,  thanks to the energy of tlie above named  hustlers.  New Denver celebrated a Few days ago.  but the exact cause of the large and line  celebration was not very apparent,  although tho result was, "Oil. what a difference in the morning!"  DROWNED   IN   PILOT   BAY.  A Prospector Named Barcelon Believed to be  the  Poor Unfortunate.  Tiik Triuuxk correspondent at Pilot  Bay sends the following under date of the  23rd instant: ���  Short of the certainty which tho finding  of the body would give, it is feaied that  Fjd Barcelon mot his death by drowning  in Pilot bay oir Saturday night. About  half past 8 o'clock that night cries were  hoard, and, as they continued, it was  thought something was wrong, and Fred  Hanson and others got.out their boats  with lantoriib-.    The night was dark, with  a high sea  running.* and  the cries ceased  THE   SITUATION   REVIEWED.  Predictions that Large Fortunes Await Enterprising Men -with Nerve and Capital.  The following article appeared in the  December number of the Western "World,  and is written by Frank Fletcher, land  commissioner of the Columbia Ac Kootenay railway. It is worth reading, as the  opinions of a resident of West Kootenay  who is in no sense a ���'boomer':  The late discoveries and more recent development iu the Slocan section of this  district have given very substantial proof  of incredible mineral  wealth, which in a  KASLO-SLOCAN   MINES.  the  Little  News  of Interest to   be   Reported  Current Week.  F.   M.  Chadbourne  left   for  the Groat  Western on Sunday.    A 3-ton lot of supplies preceded him.  John C. Davenport is up at tlie Dardanelles looking after the xleve opmont of  that property.  Peter Doubor of Spokane is on a visit of  inspection to the Cumberland, accompanied by H. G. Lougoe, an export. Mr.  Doubor has a bond on tho claim named.  The latest from the Blue Bird is to the  effect that four Feet of clean ore has been  struck in the breast of the lower tunnel.,  Dr. Fj. C. Kilbourno of Seattle has telegraphed to make arrangements For the  shipment of 100 tons of Northern Belle  ore.  Local parties interested in the Lucky  Jim may, if agreeable to outside parties,  make quite a shipment from that claim  before the sleigh road is ono of the things  that wore. Several parties interested in  the-Washington are there on a visit of inspection. The strike on the Solo holds its  own according to latest reports. Tt is  probable that several claims on Whitewater crook will soon change hands, Nelson parties being the purchasers.  Snowshoe trips . to mining claims are  very much in vogue now. A Seattle  party proposes to'equip several.prospectors with snowshoes and toboggans, starting them out to locate several thousand  acres of land before the present Pa louse-  ranch law becomes obsolete.  Four-horse teams laden with ore come  sliding into Kaslo 'daily- with the regularity of clockwork.  Reorganizing a Brass Band.  .An .effort is  being  'made'to make the  Nelson brass band a permanent  institution, and the party who has the business  in   hand   will   succeed   even   if   he   does  occasionally  run up against a man  who  has  been'driven almost wild at the way  the original organization murdered-music  .On'-approaching one of those men,   the  enthusiastic  band-man  had . to listen   to  the   following   forceful,   if  not   elegant,  speech:    "You want money-to reorganize  the band, do you? Well, I wont subscribe  a cont.    The old band cost me $22.50 for  instruments alone;   aud  where are   tho  instruments now?   Tho bass horn is making  music  in  a  coon   dive in Kaslo;   the  bass drum, with one head kicked .in,-keeps  me awake every night that I stop at M.ike  Mahbney's Palace hotel;  one of the cornets,  under   the skillful  management'of  Tom Collins, drove more men away from  Nelson than Tiik Truujnk has been able  to attract to.it;   two   trombones aud an  alto horn are down at .the depot fast making the telegraph operator and   freight  clerk tit candidates for the lunatic asylum ;  the  tenor   drum  was   used   so   loiig   by  ������ Shorty" Smith to stand on when tending bar at the Silver King that the only  tune  that can   bo  played  on  it  is,   "We  Wont go Home Till Morning'.    The other  instruments are scattered from the boundary line to tho main lino of the Canadian  Pacilic.   No, sir; I wont give a cent,   food  day, sir."   The money that is being subscribed will be used  to hire an instructor,  a  thoroughly competent  man   from   the  east.  capsized on the beach at the brick works  and also a pair of oars which Barcelon  had borrowed on Saturday From J.  Hlanchard, of the hotel where he boarded.  Barcelon left that morning for Crawford's bay in a heavy boat, and it is  thought that lie-made use of Cockle's boat  on his return, as easier to pull around the  bay. It is a small outrigger and not fit  for rough water. It is strange however,  that ho should have made the journey so  far to come to grief within a short distance of port. KITorts are being made to  find tho body, but tlio bay is deep and the  duty seems almost hopeless. It is said  that bodies of persons drowned in this  lake never reappear: that the extreme  eo'd of the lower strata of water preserves  the corpse'*a.s in a refrigerator, and pro-  vents the format'ou of those putrefaction  gases which, at a temperature of 02' Fahrenheit, cause the body to expand and raise  to tho surface.  Barcelon was a partner with H. Rose in  tho prospects on Crawford crook and St.  Mary's river, which promise so well.  THE   HIDDEN   TREASURE  That is Known to  be   Buried  on  Toad  Mountain to be   Unearthed.  J. F. Ritchie,  dominion and  provincial  land surveyor, John A.Turner, merchant,  George  N.  Richardson,   financial   agent,  and  F. M. McLeod, barrister-at-law, all  men  of mcair*- and  residents of Nelson,  believe they have a bonanza  in the Hidden Treasure, a claim about 1500 foot distant from tho great Silver King on Toad  mountain.    The    vein    on    tlio    Hidden  Treasure   is between   well-defined  walls  and the ore runs high  iu  silver  besides  carrying   a   good  percentage of  copper.  The ground has been -examined  by- several practical mining  men,  all  of whom  believe it one of the best locations on the  mountain.   A  contract has  been let for  development'work, and next week operations will be commenced under the superintendence   of   James   Fox,   one of   the  original   owners   of   tho    Dandy"   mine.  While   the   Slocan   and   Lardo   districts  are,, at. present,  attracting much  attention,   if a few   more   of   the   owners   of  claims on Toad mountain would do as the  owners of the Hidden Treasure are doing,  the - output of  ore from  Nelson'district  would, within   a ��� year,  equal   or surpass  that  from   either  of   the   two...districts  above  mentioned.  Makes the Distance in Twelve Hours.  Charles II. Ink returned to Nelson on  Sunday from Vancouver, where he had  been sojourning since September last.  He came in by* way of Honner's Ferry,  and reports that route all right if Cheney  & Smith will only put on more stock and  the Almighty a little more snow. Four  horses to a sleigh are driven through  from Bonner's Ferry to the head of tiie  lake���fully sixty miles���in twelve hours.  This may be good Missouri staging, but it  is not tlio way stage lines are generally  operated in the west, western stage owners being more considerate of their stock.  Tho road crosses tho Kootenay at three  places and can be used until the spring  thaw begins. Thirty odd passengers  came throng.i on Saturday, meeting both  the Nelson and Ainsworth at the head of  tlie lake. The latter boat left for Kaslo  Saturday evening, the former leaving  early Sunday morning and reaching  Nelson at .'5 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr.  Ink reports Vancouver dull, and the people there very much exorcised because the  Kootenay Lake merchants persist in ignoring Vancouver's one wholesale house ���  Opponheinior Bros.  Necessity the Mother of Invention.  Tom Ward lived so long near the ragged edge of tho state of Vermont that lie  has.not only the general appearance but  some of the characteristics of the down  east Yankee. He is an inveterate yarn  spinner and whittier. The other day  while whittling holes in a coasting-sled a,  thought struck him. and within thirteen  minutes afterwards ho had roughly  modeled a little tool that will make him a  Fortune and save much labor to every  ���carpenter in the land; providing always  that some other inventive genius has not  thought of the same thing and obtained a  patent thereon. Joking aside, Tom has  invented a little tool that can be manufactured at slight cost and that will be a  necessity to every carpenter. Ho is taking steps to have it patented in tho United  States and Canada.  The Wonderful Group Surveyed.  J. F. Ritche returned to Nelson on Monday from Slocan district, where ho had  boon making surveys of tho Wonderful  and Springfield claims, both under bond  to Jaines and Patsy Clark. The upper  crosscut tunnel on tho Wonderful has  four feet of ore in the face, the distance  run being 7(5 feet. About SO feet farther  down another tunnel has been started,  and it is now in 00 feet. Five mon are at  work, Nate Lay being one of them. The  Wonderful group i.s located on the west  side ofthe south fork of Carpenter crook  about 3A miles from Three Forks. It lies  about 2000 foot up the mountain from the  crook. Mr. Ritchie reports the snow  between five and six foot deep at those  claims.   A Big Real Estate Deal.  On Monday last a-deal was consummated  between George T. and David P. Kane,  and James F. Wardner, whereby the latter purchased the Following Kaslo property: Blocks 1.2. -1, II, 15. 18, 22, 32. 32A,  32B, 35, 12, and 13, in all S3 acres. The  consideration was $10,000. The main part  of this property is situated in the sout .-  we-it portion of'the townsite, being on the  north and south sides of Kaslo river.  Block 5 controls the point from which a  water supply could be taken for city purposes, while block 32 is the key to tin  water front in the harbor on the south  side of the town.  in this portion of British Columbia.  The . Slocan country. so-called, is  that section on tho east side of Slocan  lake, which drains into the Kootenay  river to the south. The mineral section  lies about half way between the groat  Kootenay lake on tho oast and the Upper  Arrow lake ou tho west, on the summit  of the watershed between Slocan lake  and the Kootenay lake. This large area  of mineral ground was discovered a bout a  year ago.  The agency of the  indefatigable prospector has brought to light those rich deposits, which have been preserved during  a  vast   cycle   of   geological   revolutions,  mostly covered   by debris,  but here and  there  cropping   out,   sometimes   by   the  friendly aid of a snowslide. the rich  float  greeted   tho eyes of the  minor who had  p 'liotrated  into this section, whicli comprises an infinite array of peaks, doe]) valleys and   vast amphitheatres,  and   long  linos of serrated crags;  every peak and  crest, valley ami canyon presenting a picture of uptiltcd formations, thrown up in  the past, during the world's convulsions,  and now monuments of time, showing the  vast   periods   of   erosion   and  sub-aerial  waste.     It   matters   but   little    to    the  ordinary reader what the particular formation   this    mineral     wealth    lies   in.  whether it bo black phyilito of the Nis-  conlith series, or hornblondic, quartitic.  micaceous schist, nor does the opinion ol  one man as to whether the mineral z no  is regular or otherwise count for much;  these things give a large field and wide  range for men who wear export boots and  glasses and "wo" geologists, but the bare  Facts   speak   for   themselves;   when   one  sees men who have opera Led in the mining  states of the American Union come in and  invest  their dollars, and   claim it is  the  best country they have ever visited, and  especially* when this opinion is universal.  About a year ago this section of Slocan'.  was discovered, and today we find eighteen mines going to work all  winter and  that the grade of the ore runs from 125 up  to 500 ounces silver,  with an average ol"  say  175 ounces.     One mine  has already  shipped 300 tons, packed on mules from  tlie mine, which averaged over $225 a ton,  and it is said to be the richest crude ore  ever received at the smelter.  To give some  idea in figures, supposing half the mines  working  produced 10 tons a day.  which  they could  with  proper means-of transport, eight-mines at 10 tons per day for 20  days.means. 1000 tons a month, or $280,000,  and as development proceeded this could  be trebled.   Ton tons from the Dardanelles  averaged  by sample 500 ounces   per ton,  tho smelter returns yielded nearly $5000.  With all this mineral in sight, the chief  problem   is   transportation.-     There   are  three'avenues by which this ore'can reach  a market.    First from the mines'to Kaslo;  on   the   Kootenay  lake,  say   twenty-five  miles, from   whence it can go by steamer  to   railway   connection   either   north   or  south,  chances   being in   favor   of going  south.    Second from the mines to Nakusp  on Arrow lake,  say 30 miles, From whicli  point 'it can   go   to-the  main line'of the  Canadian Pacific railway, or south via the  Spokane and   Northern railway.    Third,  by   connecting    the    present    Columbia  Ac    Kootenay    railway     with    the     foot  of    Slocan     lake,     say     28     miles,    and  bringing     the    ore    by     boat     to    the  railway.    This last route moans hauling  the ore six to ten .miles to the lake,  but  has  an advantage of' being the cheapest  route to build.    Route  No. 2, via Nakusp.  could   be shortened by building eighteen  miles  to  the head   of Slocan   lake,   and  bringing the ore to it by the same manner  as to N<>- 3,    Route  No. 1 would be direct  communication   with    tho    mines    from  Kootenay  lake.   There seems  to be not  the  slightest doubt that ono, and  most  likely  two, of the  routes will be opened  up (hiring  1803.     The   Great   Northern,  tho   Northern   Pacific,  and   tho   Spokane  Ac Northern   railways are all   aware  of  the growing prospects of traffic receipts  from   this  country,   and  are. alive to the  fact that tho duty question against them.  is greatly counteracted  by  tlie   physical  difficulties   of   the   road    to   the   north,  nature  having made the natural outlets  to    tho   south.      Mr.    Wardner.   of   the  Freddie    Lye,    has   let   a    contract    for  1000   tons  to   bo  delivered   iu   Kaslo  this  face showings only prove up like those in  the Slocan country have done, a large  mineral area has been discovered with  both silver and gold bearing lodges, and  no doubt next summer will find capital  pushing in that direction.  Tho older camps of Ainsworth and Nelson, where a great deal of -work has been  done and   is still  going   on,   have   been  somewhat eclipsed   by   those  new. fields,  where    properties,    still    being    in   first  hands,     chances     for    speculation     are  greater: but Toad Mountain, with its different class   of  ore.    viz..   a   copper and  silver bearing ore, may take time, but is  eventually bound to come   lo   tho  front.  Jn no other section of this continent south  of thop'inteniational   boundary would a  mine like the  Silver   King,   with   over a  million   in   sigh*l*."^ha ve  lain-so   long  un-  workod.    Scattered between these different camps mentioned are to  be   found a  number   of    groups    of    claims,    many  of    which     will    warrant   tho   expenditure   necessary    to    test   a    mine,   and  as   the  country develops the gold bearing loads  will bo developed.    Many promising  prospects of this character have  boon  found   in the   Koolenay river, near  Nelson, and the Salmon river goid bolts.   A  very fair quantity of placer gold has been  taken out of tho streams running into the  Kootenay river below Nelson, the Salmon  river and  its tributaries, and also on the  Lardoau.    On .the   Pond  d'Oreille   river,  below   the    mouth    of   the   Salmon,   au  American   company  are   spending some  $50,000  to bring water on placer ground  where they have excellent prospects.  In looking over this promising mining  section, ono feels the-lack ol'enterprise of  our nionied men, for, with few exceptions,  Americans own the cream of it. Tho provincial capitalist socks cheap investments  ���a poor principle n mining, and then if a  few hundreds do not reveal the earth,  they lose courage: and it is a strange fact  that they follow in the tracks of the  foreigner, and generally purchase from  him at an advance very often what he  has no use for, but purchased from their  market. Lack of experience in mining,  and the absence to a groat extent of tho  spirit of gambling ,in this lino, solves the  problem. During the fall some English  capitalists have bonded some claims, and  intend working this winter. Let us hope  this is the end of the string that will draw  more of them to this country, where, as  tho boomster's expression has it, they can  got in on tho ���'ground floor."  THE OBE FBOM THE FBEDDY LEE  IS    OF  SO  THE  UNIFORM  TACOMA  A    GRADE  SMELTER  THAT  Advances  75 per Cent of It't> Value  Without  Either Sampling or Assaying it The Ore  is not Sorted, but is Sacked as it Comes  From tho Mine���An Estimate of the Ore  in Sight Places the Amount at Over Ten  Thousand  Tons.  THE   TIME   HAS   ARRIVED  When   the   Law   Must   be   Enforced Without  Fear or Favor.  During  tho  brief time  lhat Kaslo has  existed,    there   has   boon   two   stabbing  affrays'and one gun play.    In spite of the  stringent  laws  in   this   country   against  such demonstrations, the parties guilty of  the offences are walking around a.s free  as any   law-abiding citizen.    In   two  instances, either a slight term of imprisonment or a small  fine was assessed.     To  know that a hearing on some aggravated  case ends in a party being fined for being  drunk and disorderly, when a serious cutting took  place,  is   very   mortifying   to  Canadians and -disappointing  to  Americans, who expect to see the guilty punished  without' any   maudlin   sympathy   or   a  resort to Anierican hoodlum tricks in'buy-'  ing off witnesses or the party injured in  the row.    There   has   been   considerable  comment  in  Kaslo about  the   very  few  infringements of the la-\y that have taken  place, there,- aud   to. guard "against  any  further breaches of the peace, they would  like to see the local -justices inquire more  closely   into  such   cases as come   before  them.  A lockup is badly needed in Kaslo. If  the constable makes an arrest ho must  stand guard over his prisoner till he is  either .discharged or transferred to some  place where a goal is built. The fact that  a lockup exists in a town often intimidates many persons from tho commission  of crime. A lockup is one of tlie first-  things the government should build in  Kaslo, and thus aid the constable, who is  an efficient officer, in performing his duty.  winter. This calls to mind the incident  in tlie early history of the Cuiur d'Alene  country, when Mr. Wardner con traded  with some Helena people to deliver 50,000  tons from the Bunker Hill and Sullivan,  and proved to Mr. D. C. Corbin tho necessity . of building from Old Mission to  Wardner City, when there was no better  showing than there i.s today in the Slocan  Star.  Turning from this promising section to  the northward, to a section of country  tributary to the Upper Arrow lake on one  side and'the Kootenay lake on the other,  by way of the Lardcau river, we find  what is known a.s the Lardcau country,  whore discoveries made last summer  give-rise  to great expectations.    If sur-  "Judge" Chambers Turns Hotelkeeper.  Everybody who has ever been at Bonner's Ferry either knows or has hoard of  ������Bill"   Chambers.    In    1800    "Bill"   was  elected justice of the peace of Bonner's  Ferry precinct, and for two years was tlio  most important man in all Kootenay valley. Last fall, being a good ,Hcpuh'licaii.  he went down in defeat with that other  good .Republican, Benjamin Harrison.  But " Bill" ii a hustler aud does not long  remain idle. He saw an opportunity to  make money at the lower end of Kootenay lake, and I'or him to set; i.s to act.  Within a week he had a hotel in full  operation, and travelers who come over  the Bonner's Ferry sleigh road say "Bill"  sots up the best square meal in the whole  Kootenay country. "Bill" is as modest  as he is good-looking, and of course will  not advertise his hole  i.s of the same politica  is always willing to  man a lift.  The first two shipments of ore from tho  Freddy Loo mine to the smelter at Tacoina  proved of so high a grade that the smelter  management agreed to advance the owners  of the mine 75 per cent of the value of the  ore   against   warehouse   receipts   issued  either at Kaslo or Nakusp, the ore however to be sampled at the warehouse.by  the smelter management.    Before the machinery for the sampler arrived on  the  ground several carloads more of the ore  arrived at the smelter.   The returns from  these additional shipments wore equally  as satisfactory a.s those from the first two,-  and besides ran so uniform  that the smel- '  ter   management   decided   to   make   the  agreed  advances Avithout   sampling   the  ore.    The sampling machinery has been  ordered stored and the assayer to return  to Tacoina.  This statement may not appear one to  bo wondered at by mining men who make,  or have made, shipments of sorted ore.  The ore is not sorted, however, but is  sacked as it comes from the miiTe.  So far, about -100 tons of ore have been  shipped from the Freddy Lee, the bulk of  which has been received at the smelter.  At the mine there is fully 200 tons more  ready for shipment, besides several hundred tons of carbonates frozen too hard to  sack. The ore has been taken from the  following tunnels, drifts, and upraises: A  lower tunnel 00 foot in length, from which  a winze 50 feet_in depth was sunk aud a  drift run 74 fee*f'froin bottom of winze; a  middle tunnel 240 feet, all the way on the  ledge, which carried frpn��6 inelies to Si  feet of clean ore; an upYaise 00 feet from  the niiddle tunnel; and an upper tunnel  133 feet in length, the ore shute in wliich  extended 50 feet. It is estimated that  there will be J00 feet of stoping ground  between tho middle and upper tunnels,  from which an output of fully 1000 tons of  clean shipping ore will be obtained, besides 500 or 000 tons of carbonates. It is  believed by those posted as: to the looks of  tho ground that the lower and middle  tunnels have in sight more than J0,000  tons of galena and carbonate ores.  Yet, the Freddy Lee was not reported  on by an expert or geologist; but was  sized up by 'practical men like Jim Wardner and Bill Springer.  A Sharp-Witted Nelson Gambler.  Kaslo is not the abiding place of all the  dexterous short card -players.    Nelson is  the home of one  who took big chances of  being licked  when   playing  in   a   poker  game with a dock that was short several  cards.  The game was not for large money;  the ante being two bits', table stakes alone  to go.    Five men satin the game, one of  them  a   giant in size  an'd   as clumsy   in  handling cards  as he   was   big.     In'the  course of time,   all tho players had dropped out except the giant and the Nelson  man,  and   the  money in sight amounted  to about $40.    The Nelson man dealt, and  the giant had   four kings and a jack after  thedraw.   Imagining he had a sure thing,  he bet all the money he had.    The Nelson  man called him and showed upfourae.es  and   a queen.    The giant  looked as if ho  did not understand the game, and reached  for and began to count the cards.    There  was just forty-six cards in the deck.    The  giant  then  reached   for the Nelson man.  who was immediately seized with a convulsive fit.    He  writhed  and   twisted in  his chair a.s if 'suffering* intense pain, and  so naturally,  too, that tho giant thought  he was really ill and was so disconcerted  that he-ran for a physician.    Long before  his return   with ono the Nelson 'man was  safely locked in  his room, and he (lid not  show u]�� around his hotel or on the streets  until the giant had left town.  but Tiik Ti-iulwk  I faith as "Bill." and  give a good   party  A Logger Fatally Injured.  On Thursday last, a man named .James  Mulliall. working at Brewster's logging  camp near Buchanan's old sawmill, injured himself in jumping on a springboard. Medical aid was summoned from  Nelson, but death resulted on Monday.  Mulliall appeared to be about 15 years of  age and came from the lumber ilistricts  around Ottawa, where he had labored for  years. An acquaintance or friend bv the  name of Heron or Herring lives at Ivaslo.  Tho deceased is believed to have some  property in Spokane. The remains were  buried at Nelson on Wednesday.  Accidentally Shot Himself.  Kevelstoke Star, 14th:   "Two days before Christmas  D. A. Lamey of Ilfecille-  waet  had   a   narrow   escape*   for his  life  while Iiuntiiigon Fish crook, near Lardcau  City.    He   was on snowshoes. and   while  going   up   hill    slipped   backwards.     He  used  his gun  to steady himself, with the  stock   in the' snow  and   the barrel in his  hand.     Placing  it   with   some   force   ou  what  he  thought was a  log beneath the  snow,  the gunstock wont down between.  The hammer must have been caught by a  projection   between  the logs,  as  the gun  went off,   the charge striking Mr. Lamey  on   the left side  of the nose, the left eyebrow  being shot away.     Tho   forehead  was  terribly gashed, and the bone of the  skull exposed.    Hap, ily the eye itself i.s  uninjured.    Had   the   muzzle of the gun  been  just  the  hair's breadth  of an angle  more  towards him  the  front of his head  would   have been   blown  off.    He  lost a  great quantity of blood, dyeing the snow  crimson as  he  wont along.    W. B. Pool,  who was with Lamey sewed up tlio wound  with an ordinary needle and cariboo fibre,  nutting iu eight stitches.    Mr. Lamey left  last night   for Victoria,  where he will remain some time for surgical treatment.  A Big-Brained Man.  When living Ben Butler was considered  one of the brainiest men of his stake;  when dead his train weighed four ounces  more than that of Daniel Webster, the  brainiest man thai ever lived in .Massachusetts,  l1*-!,! .w.j i fyiii';  raj,.|!i"!"n  r&w'rcvrj ?���!?-���  rr-m���>* .-JV  "C?^ 8��SK��ft4  THE  TRIBUNE:'- tfELSOff, B.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY  20, im.  <^m��&. "W"-^  T  34   MILES   NORTH  OF   KASLO.  The Only Point on tlie Upper  Kootenay Lake.  The Gateway for the Duncan and Lardo  .Gold and Silver Ledges and  Placer Fields  12    MILES    FROM  THE   CENTER  Of the Great Lardo District.  LEVEL LAND,  MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY.  Secure Lots on the Ground Floor.    There will be a Boom in the Spring.    Ask your miner Friends about it.  For further Information as to prices for Lots, Terms,  Etc., Apply to      _       ���.       .__ ,__ ,_ _^ __-     _ _.  C. E. PERRY & CO,  NELSON and KASLO.  Situated at the North End of Kootenay Lake  and Head of Navigation.  Early in the Spring- a Connection from this town will be made with the  UPPER KOOTENAY LAKE and DUNCAN CITY  Shortening the Present Route by River of  A certain number of Lots are now placed on the market at bottom prices.   Special terms for those  wishing to build.  For full particulars as to prices, terms, etc., apply to  NELSON.  KASLO.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TIIK TIMIUiXlC is published cm .Thursdays, by John  JIoi.ston Ji Co., and will ho mailed lo subscribers  on payment <if Om-: Doi.i.ak :i yeur. Xo .subscription  in ken" for less th;in ;i year.  KKCiULAH AliVKI-TlHI-'MKN'TS printed ut the following l-iites: One inch, i.'tli ii yeur': lwo inches,  Slid a vear: three inches tiii a year: four inches,  S<;(i a vear; live inches, flO.'i it year: six inches and  over, ill the rate of SI..TO an inch per month.  .TIIAN'KIKXT AIA'KI.TISI-'MKNT.S ill cents a line for  lirst insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.    HirLli image, and dealli  notices free.  LOCAL Ol! IIKAUINC! .MA'ITKIt NOTICKS 5(1 cents a  line each insertion.  .JOB PIMNTINli at. fair rates. All accouiits for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst of  evcrv month: subscription, in advance.  A J-f'AXCir OI-'FICK. with Mr. K. II. Kemp in charge,  is established at. Kaslo. Mr. Kemp is authorized to  receipt for subscriptions and contract for advertisements.  AlibliKSri all communications to  TIIK Till I-UN'I-:. Xelson, H.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  J "J    I.-aHA Lr,  M.P.���l'liysieiiin and Surgeon.   Rooms.'!  -'���    and  !  Houston bliiek, Xelson.   Telephone  I-'.  T5AX1JA1.I. II. KIOMI'. M.K.���Kxnmines and reports  ���> " cm mine-.-- and pro.-peels. Twenty years'continuous  ���'������ tpcriencc. Independent of any mine or works. Sol in-  ' -i-tied ii; the liming or selling of mines or prospects.  H aslo, H.C.  c^tumne  'I'JIUI-SDAY .MOHXIXC'..  .JANUARY SU.  IS!).'!  INDEPENDENCE   OR saANNEXATION.  Th-ifc Canada, will long remain a.-colony  of.' the British empire is a dc-balablo quus-  ti on. nnd those who debate itshould not  be considered traitors Tor doing so.    The  majority ol' Canadians  not only  believe  that  their   material   interests  would   be  bettered by cutting loose from the mother  country, but would welcome the change.  This I'eeling is not conlined  to the members of tiny political party, but pervades  the ranks of till  parties.   The Conservative farmer is as outspoken as the Liberal  tiller of  the soil:  the Conservative  mechanic as the one that follows the leadership of Cartwright and Laurier.    While  the   mere   form    of     government   may  have little to do with the stagnation that  pervades the Dominion, the a verage Canadian believes that it has, and longs for  the opportunity to either  act independently  or   unite   his fortunes  with  the  people of the republic to the south.    The  Canadian farmer, may have profound respect and esteem,mingled with fear and  affection, for the mother country and its  traditions, but when he is compelled to  sell his wheat for fifty cents a bushel, his  respect and esteem take a back seat, and  envious longings for a- better condition  crowd  to  the front.    He cannot  understand why the brightest'of his sons and  daughters gladly leave the old homestead  and   go  in   quest of  fortune   and   new-  made    homes    in    another    country,    a  country too   that cut   loose   years   ago  from    the   same   country   of   which   he  is now a subject.  The Canadian mechanic,  also,   cannot    comprehend     why    it    is  that he is paid from 25 to 50 per cent less  for his labor than his brother mechanic in  the   United   States.   When  the   farmers  and mechanics of Canada conclude that a  change in the form of government  will  better their condition the change will be  made,   notwithstanding  the  sentimental  cry of "Treason!"  raised by the few who  are  willing  to cling to traditions  rather  than embrace actualities.    Whether  the  change  will  be independence,  with a big  ���'I,'' or annexation, with a small "a,"  is  the qiiestioii.__   British Columbia securities advanced  ~)h per cent on the London market during  the month of November. During the  same month iiu ney advanced in a propo-  tionate ratio in Hritish Columbia, and the  only security on which you could borrow  it at Nelson was twenty-dollar gold pieces,  or the gilt-edge shares of the Kootenay  Lake Telephone Company, Limited.  '���Billy" Cowan lias returned to Revelstoke from a trip to Ontario. He was disappointed on finding the mines of Wof't  Kootenay almost unheard of in the large  towns and cities which he visited. This  is not to be xx'ondeved at. Fexv people in  Eastern Canada know that British Columbia i.s even on the map, letalone having  tin idea as to the name and location of any  of its counties or districts.  A comrr and cuhtoms-iiousk is to be  built at Letlibridge, Alberta-, by the Dominion government, atacostof .-j>2(),(X)(). If  the Dominion government eau afford to  spend that amont of money in erecting a  public building at an unimportant prairie  town, it surely should expend a like sum  in erecting a public building at Nelson, in  a mountain district whose people pay dollars into the Dominion treasury where  the people of that prairie district pay  dimes. Mr. Mara, hsive you less political  influence and pull at Ottawa than Mr.  Davis, Alberta's M. P.; or is it all because  Mr. Davis i.s one of the "boys" and you  are a Christian gentleman?  NOT   LIKELY   TO   BE   ABROGATED.  The pressure brought to bear on president   Harrison   by  the  transcontinental  railways to abrogate the bonding  privileges now enjoyed by the Canadia.n  Pacific  and  Grand  Trunk railways  is not  likely to result  in anything  more  than  newspaper talk.   The Dc minion government announces that the discriminating  tolls now collected from American vessels  passing   through   Canadian   canals    will  be abolished, which  will allow the canals  to be used as freely by American as by  Canadian vessels.    In return for this, little more will be heard about abolishing  the railway bonding arrangements.    The  Canadian    Pacific,   by   a   recent   report,  shows  to  what extent  it has   competed  with the United  States railways iu  the  transportation    of     merchandise     going  from and to points in the United  States  from and to China and .Japan; also  the  quantity   of   merchandise   carried    from  one United States point through Canada  to   another   United    States   point.    The  total quantity of freight thus carried by  the   Canadian., Pacific   during   the  year  ended June 30th, 1892, was 37,254 tons, of  whicli 11,01-1  was  merchandise imported  to the  United   States   from   China   and  Japan through British Columbia to points  in the United  States,  12,031 tons representing the'quantity of goods exported  from the United States through British  Columbia to China and Japan, 0916 tons,  representing the quantity of merchandise  carried from eastern points iu the United  States   to   United   States'points on   the  Pacific coast, and 0(M0 tons representing  the volume of goods 'transported to eastern points in the United States from points  on the Pacific coast.    Of the total quantity  thus  imported  from  China   43   per  cent   'represents   tea    brought  into the  United States by this route, while of the  United States exports going through this  channel to China and Japan 74 per cent of  the quantity carried represents flour shipments from the Pacific coast sent through  British Columbia to China and Japan via  the Canadian Pacific steamship route.  (Notary   Public)  AND  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    HHI'HKSENTIXG    The Confederation Life Association,  Thol'hojiiix Fire Insurance Company,  The Provident Kund Accident Company;  a I.SO,  Tho Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester. ICny-  land. makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STEEET,  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining tho government townsite of Xelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Xelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker, Auctioneer  and. Commission Agent,  Agent for Xelson and  West  Knotenay District, or to  INNKS & IIICIIAROS, Vancouver, Il.C.  GOLD.  SILVEB.  le^^-d.  (Tlie Naglc-Davies Crown Grant.)  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.  The Head of Navigation at the North End of Kocotenay Lake.  The Terminus of the Government Trail.  *  The Only Flat Land  Not Subject to Overflow and the Only Harbor at the North End of Kootenay  Lake.  As previonsly announced by notices already published, the first 200 lots having been sold, prices are  Now advanced to $100 for Insides, and $160 for Corners.  Terms, one-third cash, balance in 3 and 6 months.  ,    Managing- Ag-ent,  STONE BLOCK,  KASLO.   B. C.  THE  D CO  LIIIVni'T-EI*--     LIABILITT.  Blocks A and B  (water frontage) Now on he Market.  Call before the SPRING RUSH, as prices must go up.   Correspondence Solicited.  O. T. STONE, Townsite Ag-ent, Front St., Kaslo, B.C.  T. .1. UOAPLEY.  (NOTAKY   VUBMC.)  Stone Block, KASLO.  The .mixing districts in South Kootenay cover- too large an area to draw their  supplies from any one town, and there  must of necessity be towns, large or small,  in each district. The sooner the.-people  who have their interests centered at  Xelson acknowledge this fact the better  it will be for both themselves tind the  town. Instead of deevying this or that  town, or making factious opposition to  the efforts of the people of other towns to  advance their material interests, the people of Nelson should back up the people  of the otlicr towns in all their efforts to  make progress. JJy doing this they will  gain the good-will of thy smaller and  younger towns; and good-will is a factor  in upbuilding towns as well a.s in building  up business enterprises.  Recent Bonds in Slocan District.  The Klkhorn and Boomerang have been  bonded by Messrs. Shaw and Weiks for  $2.">00; tliel'i-escott, byA. J. Whelan to W.  Al person for $12,000, cash payment Sj" 1500:  a, two-thirds interest in the I'rescott bond  has been assigned liy \V. Alperson to K.  S. ;M. Hale for $2000 cash; a two-third  interest in the Silver Bell and Hustler  bonded for $18,000, cash payment $<S.*M'3:  a three-fourths interest in the Wild (ioose  bonded to IC. W. Nottleton, l\ II. Hughes,  and H. H. Ci raves for .$5,250: a half interest  in the Herbert and Charlotte bonded by  Ci. O. Biichanrn to F. M. Chadbourn for  $750: the (house, by N. S. Tucker to K M.  Chadbourn, for $1000. $150 cash balance  iu twelve months: the Barker by William  Hibbets to I'1. Al. Chaclbounie 'for $1000.  $150 cash balance in ten months: Jenny  Liud, by Cliailes Anderson to l<\ Al. Chadbourn, 'for $2000, $300 cash balance in  eight .mouths.  MINES  REAL ESTATE  MATH KM* OL-THHIK.  REAL  ESTATE AND  MINES.  Commission  Merchants  and   Insurance  Agents.  Desirable Kaslo Property on Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kaslo-Slocan Mining  Properties for Sale.  Assessment Work Done and Abstracts Furnished Outside Parties.    Conveyancing.  OFFICE   I1T   THE    STOZTsTjE   .JBTJTTJDIIXIG-3   FEOITT   STEEET; KASLO.  THE  SOLK AGENT  KOK TIIK  The business centre for the Kaslo-Slocan mines  MANAGING    AOKXT     KOlt     - -  The key to the great Lardo and Duncan lliver Camps.  G. W.  Riciiahiison,  Nelson.  J{. J. Hkai.kv,  Kaslo,  MARDSON & iJEALEY  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL"'-:- AGENTS  $10,000   TO   LOAN  ON REAL  ESTATE   SECURITY.  TERMINUS  OF  KASLO WAGON ROAD,  RETURNING SAME DAY.  Freight forwarded with care and despatch to any point in the Kaslo-  Slocan   District.   First-Class  Saddle   Horses   for   Hire.  STAGE   LEAVES KASLO at  7 a.m.  sharp   every   morning,  Sunday  included.    RETURNING LEAVES Terminus of Road at 3 p.m.  ii  TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  : Toronto, Ontario,  Lots can now be secured in this most desirable portion of the city.  Lots 5 0   by 125  feet  for  sale.   Corners  $75;  inside  $50.  Terms,  One-Third down,  One-Third, 6 months,  One-Third 9 months.  Families wishing lo build residenees can  obtain  larger lots if desired.   A   fine  stream   of  water on  the land,  available  for household  purposes.   For further particulars apply   to  EI.   ^ISTZDZEZRSOJCsT.  Stone's   Building-,  KASLO  CITY.  General Agent.  MANl'l-'ACTUItKltsi OK  FIRE-PROOF  BURGLAR-PROOF   AXI)   VAULT  DOORS.  .Iiiiin M. ICkki-'ku.  ���Iami-'s XV, Sk.w.k.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS. *'  Job teaming done.    Have several hundred eords of good  wood, ivliieli will be sold at reasonable prices.  i,i:avi-: okkkiui  at  J.  "P. Hume  ic   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREET, NELSON,      -       -      -  Carry full lines of all kinds of  J-unlit ure for residences, hotels,  unci ollices.    Mattresses made  lo  order,  and at prices lower than  eastern and coast manufacturers.  THKV  AUK ALSO AGKNTH VOU  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs  FRED, J. SQUIRE,  /T\eref"-ar/t      :  O3II0r '. BAKER STREET,  NELSON,  HAS ON  DIHI'J.AY  A   KUI.I, UANdK OK  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotcli and Irish Tweeds and Serges.  KAI.I, AND  VVIN'I'KK HOODS NOW ON  HAND.  JPJRICJBS TO STTIT TEGE O'l'lVC'EJS  NOTICE.  Notice is jiercby given that application will be made to  the Legislative As.-cmbly for the Province of British Columbia at its next session  for an act to incorporate a  company   for tho purpose pf  construe!ii:g',  equipping,  operating, and piaintaining a trapiway line and Mrcot  railway lropi sonic point in'pi- near to the townof Kaslp  or sopie other point'on' p'r nejir Kootenav lake up'the  valley of Kaslo cj-cck (o u ppiufiif, or near Jk-ar lake,  with power (o extend said line or construct and m'jiip-  tain branch  lines (o Carpenter creek, and to pr iii the  vicinity of any piines adjacent to said line and through:  out the streets  of Kaslo aforesaid,   or any  additions  thereto, and with power to inake any one 'or more of  such extensions  or   branch   lines,   using as  a   motive  nower  for  such  tramway and street railwav and  Its  branches electricity, steam or any other, motive.power;  also, power to construct, operate, and maintain a system of electric lighting in and about airyMowns or villages iu the vicinity of said line or the'said branches  'thereof and for that purpose to take so much of the  waters of any river or stream in the vicinity of tlie said  lines or their branches as may be necessary for generating electricity I'or the supply of the said system: also,  with  power to construct, operate, and maintain  telegraph aud telephone lines in connection with aial along  such tramway lines and  brunches to connect such telegraph or telephone lines with any mines or towns iu  what is commonly known as the Kaslo-.Slocan country,  and to connect said telegraph or telephone lines with tlie  town of Ainswortli or any intermediate Point.    With all  the  usual   powers    for   acquiring   lands  for   terminal  purposes  and  all   other   usual   and   necessary   powers,  rights, nnd privileges. C.  DUJ'OJ.S MASOX,    .Solicitor i'or applicants.  Dated this iMitli day of November, 18!)2,   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the I'urliamont of Canada, at its next session, for an act  to incorporate a company for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and equipping a railway from some  point on the Columbia river, lit or near the southern  boundary of the Province of Hritish Columbia, to Koolenay lake, at or near the town of N'elson, via Salmon  river and Cot ton wood-Smith creek, with power to construct and operate telegraph and telephone lines in connection with tlie said railway,  CllKV.SI.KU & UCWIS,  ���   ,    , Solicitors for applicants.  Haled at Otluwa, the third day of .January, 1811,'i.  TAKE   NOTICE  That I, the undersigned, have received from Charles  Stewart the sum of SAi.uo, being one-half of the purchase  price of a one-(|uarter | 1 ) interest in the mineral claim  I'i'isy. J. C YUIM,.  Nelson, .lanuary I3(.h, 18'JX THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON   B. 0., THURSDAY, JANUARY- 2C; -J89,  0  3  GENERAL    MERCHANT.  AGENT   FOR  I  Capital,  Rest,;  all paid  up,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  .Sir DONALD  A.  SMITH"   Hon. GKO. A.  Dll.UMMO.VD,.  K.  S. CLOUSTON   ,..- ."." President   Vice-President   General Manager  Iritish Columbia  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, IStU.)  Capital (paid up) ��600,000    .  (With  power to increase.)  Reserve Fund   -   ��220,000    .  $3,000,000  $1,100,000  CREDULOUS   MEN.  ���N"ELSO"N"   *B*E��-A.3SrO"H:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        UHANCIII'-S  IN        LONDONUEnsland),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  aud iu the principal cities in Canada.  ituy and  sell Sterling  Kxehange and Cable Transfers  CKANT CO.M.MKKCIAI,  AND TIUVKI.l.KUS* OKEIHTS,  available in any part of the world.  nit.M'-Ts i.ssi;ki>; collections mauk; ktu.  SAVING-S BANK BRANCH.  RATI-: Ol'1 INTKRKST (at present.) FOUll I'erCent.  A   PREETHINLER   AMONG   US.  Tolls What He Saw and Heai-d in the Mining  Districts on the Coast.  Tin-; Triisunio Ins. from time to time.  ^���iveil its religious subscribers intellectual  pabulum. This week it gives the following bracer for the disciples of free thought.  The writer, captain Adams, is a Montreal  capitalist who litis made investments ir.  mining claims in Slocan and Ainswortl.  districts:       " \  During a recent trip to British Columbia and "Washington 1 kept on the alert  i'or signs of progress in liberal thought.  At "Winnipeg on a Sunday L found cliai  CJod reigned supreme and tlie usual ortho  clox .stagnation prevailed. IS'o cars ran ii  the streets, and although 1 hired a hack,  as it was engaged by the hour the driver'.-  conscience would not alknv the horses t(  break the Sabbath on a trot. My next  stopping-place wtis Kevelstoke, the irre  ligion of which may be guessed from a  reference to it that I saw in the journal  of a rival boom-town. A man in Revelstoke died. He was a tough charactei  and found himself-speedily consigned to  hades. He had no hopes of a luipjjy hereafter, and when he looked about the  place he exclaimed, with surprise, "Why,  this is heaven!" "]STo," he was told,  "this, is hell." "Well," he replied, "j  came from Revelstoke, and this place-'is  so much better I thought it must be  heaven." -..,....  All through the mining regions there  was no church tind   no Sab bath.    Work  went ou every day alike; the prospectors  explored, the minors dug and blasted, and  the stamp-mills- rattled.   I ctinie one day  to a town of five hundred people, and seeing one line large building towering above  all the rest, I thought' at first,   with  my  Quebec impressions uppermost, "There is  the  priests  house and  the convent."   I  asked,  "What building i.s  that?"    "The  school-house," Avas the reply.    "Where is  the church?"    "We have none."-    "Oh,"  I exclaimed,   "what  a delightful   place,  where the best house is for the children  and there is none whatever i'or God!"   I  traveled several hundred miles and never  saw or heard of church or parson,  until  one day I saw a large log house abandoned  when about half built.    "What is that?"  I asked of the driver.    "Oh!" said he, ' a  minister came along one day and coaxed  some of us into build ing a.' church for him.  We started it, but  we got discontented  al?out it ahtl left oil'.    1 worked two days  on    the   (lainiied    thing!"   The   tone   in  whicli tliis wtifS. uttered'expressed,  more  fully"than a  written  volume could ha-vu  (lone, the indiiTference jind contempt that  is generally le\t toward, religion by the  workingnmn of the west.  When I citnie to the large towns where  the comforts of life were more.abundant,  there I- found the parson rearing his  church by the help of tho ladies iu concerts, ami begging of the large-hearted  tind unreligious men who believed tliat  the "gospel sharp" was entitled to a living and were willing to chip in something  for his support, though saying *" We (loiTt  want none of your damned religion."  In the large cities 1 enquired for secular  societies or avowed freethinkers, but  never, could hear of them. At Salt Lake  City, however, the clerk of the hotel responded to the question by saying,  "While no one makes himself prominent  in declaring his opinions, it is a fact that  outside of the Mormons nearly all the  men are freethinkers. In the whole circle  of my acquaintance I don't know of more  than one or two men who are religious."  With the exception of a few keen real  estate dealers, who were Methodists on  Sunday, I met with no sign of religious  thought among all the men that I conversed with during a tour of nearly three  months. Religion is droppingawtiy from  the practical men so insensibly that its  disappearance excites no thought, and  they are too indifferent to care to tear  away its tottering rags.  Tlie only truly religious people  that I  "NELSON   BE^.IsrC'EI,  Cor. I'akor and Stanley Sis.  /���Nelson, H.C, Victoria, H.C,  ���n������      i        Vancouver, H.C, Nanaimo, B.C..  JJranCiieS-l a    *u"' Westminster .Il.C. Kamloops.B.C.  San Francisco, Cain., Portland, Ore.,  (. Seattle,  Wash., Tacoma, Wash.  HEAD   Or-'t'luK:   (K)  Lombard street,   LONDON,   Kng.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA���Rank of "Montreal and branches;  Canadian Hank of Commerce and branches:  Imperial Hank of Canada and branches.  Commercial Rank of Manitoba; and  Rank of Nova Scotia.  UNITr'I) STATICS���Agents Hank Montreal, New York ;  Hank of Montreal,.Chicago.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On and after .lanuary 1st. IS!!.'", the rate of interest on  *   deposits will be A), per cent, until further notice.  met xveve the Mormons.    1 could discovei  no particular difference between them aiu.  eastern Christians-except that tliey were  uore thrifty and built better cities.  Aftei  ;he law forbade polygamy and a. few mei.  were imprisoned, their Cod gracecioush  j-ave a  revelation  forbidding polygamy.  And now the chief difference is that theA  iccept one more revelation  than do  tin  Christians.   Buu it does not appear am  norc rational to despise one who believe.-  ��� ii   he revelation of St. John the Divine.  L'he story is as credible  that the angel  Alaroni   showed    tho   golden   plates   to  ' Joseph as.tliat another angel gave a- little  jook to ���lohn to eat, which made his belly  litter: and yet the bitter belly believers  -ersecute  the golden  plate saints.   The  ippearance of  the  young  people of the  place speaks well for tlie system of plural  marriage, which was  based,  professedly  at least, not upon lust but upon respect  for maternity and  consideration   for (he  mother.   A young man, six feet in height,  in whose piesence some one said.  "Mor-  mouism debases the race," replied,  "I am  ihe   smallest   of   twenty-six   brothers."  After seeing the works of these Mormons,  I exclaimed to the caretaker of the Tabernacle, "A people who can  build  a city  Ir-ce this deserve to have their opinions  respected."  One day while traveling on a mountain  trail'-1 overtook a  train of pack-horses.  The driver, mounted upon the hind horse,  urged   him   along   with   leather    thongs  hanging-from'a- broad  strip of  leather.  When he dismounted he placed this strip  over the horse's eyes as a blind to prevent  .his straying.''-.-What an  emblem  of religion is this blind, I thought.   The priest  uses it to scourge his victim as long as he  'can force him to do his will and when*he  has no use for him he uses it as a blind to  prevent the dupe from making any researches   on  his own  account.    But the  western man, in the -wild regions that are  tod uncomfortable for the  men  of God,  too sparsely settled for the minions of the  law,   and   too  unceremonious for social  leaders���free   from   tlie tyranny of the  three   big. CJ's���God,   Government,   and  Grundy���is brought by nearness to nature  iii to harmony, with the three great L's���  Liberty, Learning, and Love, the all-sufficient saviours.    The spirit of the age, the  spread of knowledge, the absorbing practicability of new pursuits, are all foes of  superstition, and although hierarchies appear to gain material poAver  individuals  are outgrowing their sway and  erelong  will dethrone them.  E-ohkrt.C. Adams.  Montreal, December 1.8th.  The First Complete Bible.  The first complete. Bible printed in England was issued in  18:35 without any publisher's  name.     It was the work  of the  celebrated Miles Coverdale. who incorporated,  with  revisions, Tyndale.'s books of  the New Testament, tis well as his Pentateuch and  Book of Jonah,    It was thus  only partially original as far as Coverdale  was coiK-oi-iuul, the remaining portion being ti translation of   a  translation.    Xo  perfect copy of this edition  is known to  ue in existence.    A (opy sold tt, few years  ago in London for a sum equal to $('00 had  the title,  nineteen  leaves,  and  the  map  missing.   The Coverdale Bible is the one  mentioned  in  t!iese  notes  heretofore as  the "Bug Bible" and the "Treacle Bible,"  on account of two curious passages found  therein.   The passtige in Jeremiah which  we  now read as  "Is  there  no   balm  in  Gilead?" is made by Coverdale to read "is  there no more treacle at Gahahtid?"   The  psalm  wliich  says  "Thou   shalt  not   be  afraid  of   the   terror   by   night"   reads,  "Thou shalt not node to bee-a frayed for  tiny bugs by night."   The ninth psalm, in  that portion whicli should say "l'ut them  in fear, O Lord," Coverdale makes  to say  "Set ft schoolmaster over them."  of  A Righteous Decision.  According to a recent decision of ai  English court a man has a good case at  law against a. clergyman who persuades  his (tho man's) wife to go to church instead f staying at home and cooking the  dinner.  Stories That Go to Prove That the Fools are  not all Dead.  A New York broker and a. lawyer were  discussing one subject after another in a  listless way over their coffee and cigars,  as men often do when they have enjoyed  a good dinner, until the broker got on his  favorite hobby���the average man's credulity. His companion disagreed with  him, and tliat tit once started them on a  lively argument. After a fexv minutes of  general discussion the brokersaid:  "Well. I'll give you an instance.    It is a  pretty good story, anyhow, and perfectly  true almost incredible as it seems.    In the  town where I was born there lives an oldr  river captain named  Stewart, who  is a  great practical joker.   The proprietor of  one of the two hotels in the place is a  rather pompous a-nd conceited old  man.  jtcwart walked   into the   office   of   the  hotel one day, a few years ago, and drawing out a one-dollar bank note asked the  proprietor if he could change an $11 bilf.  The old fellow said   "yes" and  took  the  bill, wliich. sure enough, had the number  jlevon in the corners, and just glancing  it it handed  the amount in change to  itewart.   The joker had added another  igure in ink to the numbers on the bill,  tnd  as  the proprietor   did   not   like   to  icknowledge that he had never seen an  .'11   bill   before, he only   glanced   at   it  ���asitally before putting ib into the drawer,  itewart walked out of the hotel and told  i.lI the men he met about the joke.  "About fifteen minutes after Stewart  went away, a man walked in and said to  the proprietor:   .  "'Mr. Kennedy,'! understand that you  have an $11 bill here; .may I look at it? I  never saw one.'  "Kennedy produced it, tind the man  marveled over it for several minutes.  Before he got through examining it  another man walked in and asked to see  the bill, tind then another and another.  Finally Kennedy's curiosity became excited, and he thought he would see what  the bill really looked like, lie saw at  once how it had been 'lixed,' and his face  was a study. The boys shouted with  laughter, and the old fellow had to  acknowledge that the drinks were on him,  and he set them up like a man."  "Hum, that was funny," commented  the lawver.  "Well,' here's another instance," said  the broker; "Stewart went to a picnic  one day with some men, aud one of them  had on a brand new 'hat he had just  bought in the city. It avus an almost  white derby, and it at once attracted  Stewart's attention.  ���"'Well,' he said, going Up to the  young man, 'you've got onevof those new  hats, have you?   Let's look at it.'  "The fellow took it off with some show  of pride and handed it over for inspection.  "T saw one of them hats the other day  in the city,' said Stewart to the little  group of -men who had gathered around  him, 'and Iliad half a mind to get it, but  as I was in a .hurry, 1 didn't'stop. They  are something entirely new. They don't  burn, you know. I'd like to have that  hat; wliat'll you take for it?'  "'I don't want to sell it,' answered the  owner, grinning with pleasure at being  the object or so much attention. 'I didn't  know it was fire-proof, though. Are you  sure about it?'  "'Oh, yes,' replied Stewart confidently.  'Sell it to me and I'll show you.'  "'No, if you're sure, I'll try it myself,'  and the young countryman��� walked over  to a wood fire, followed by the crowd of  men who had been gaping with wonder  at the reported qualities of the new hat.  '���"How will I put it in?' he asked  Stewart, who stood near by with a look  of intense interest on his face,  "���Oh, chuck it right in; it can't hurt  it," replied the joker.  "Sothe innocent victim threw his hat  into the fire, \\*luc|i. of course, made short  work of it. The man's face was convulsed  with rage ami astonishment, and his  temper was not improved when the crowd  of men burst into a roar. He looket"  around for Stewart, but that gentleman  had discreetly disappeared."  "'Oh,   come  off!   Go and  tell   that to  tho^ marines as  your  'experience.'    Yen  can't make me believe such fairy stories,"  said the lawyer.  "Those stories tire perfectly straight; J  know the men myself."  "You tiki, hey? Well, they're pretty  good stories, anyway. Hang the discussion; let's have something to drink."  An Output of Over Thirty Millions.  The output of the mines of Colorado  last year is placed at %:S2,:il2,~u I, bullioi  value. This includes 2(),5I2,l'i~> ounces of  silver, a gain of more than ��,(KK),(KM) over  the production of LSOl, and 228,2*31 ounces  of gold. The large increase in the output  of silver bullion was mostly due to the  phenomenal discoveries in such mines tis  tlie Amethyst at Creede and the Mollie  Gibson tit Aspen, and in part to the large  reserves of ore in the hands of smelters  year ago. Three of the best mines in the  State are at Creede, a place so little known  at the close of 1KU1 that only one of fhe  dailies iu Denver knew of its existence  even by name.   Since then its mines have  turned out 5,000,000 ounces. The, mines  'of Colorado'turned out nearly $5,000,000  ' worth of- lead and $009,000 worth of copper in 1892. Also metallic zinc is now  produced. The Denver Republican says  ���'the loss incident -to the low price of silver" has acted as a. spur to the development of gold properties. Scores of gold  mines tire being opened up in the Cripple  Cree'c region, at the foot of Bike's Beak,  ���and the place is now confidently spoken  of as "the greatest gold cam]) on the face  of the earth." It is not only the mineral  wonder of the age, but probably is destined to exert an important influence on  the world's stock of gold. This development will be cold comfort to the many  who sought that region just a third of a  century ago in search of the gold, then  said to be abundant there, and sought it  in vain.    Navigation on the Yukon.  The great Y*ukon river of Alaska is soon,  to  be made a highway of commerce by  the establishment on it of a regular service  of sidewheel steamers.   The first boat of  the proposed  line, now building, will run  from St. Michael's Island, fifty-five miles  from  the mouth of the Yukon���at which  point it will connect with Norton Sound  steamers���over 2200  miles  up  the  river.  The fact that Alaska has the third, possibly the second,  largest   river   in  North  America i.s not often  remembered.   The  new steamer YVoare will establish trading  posts along the river,  will   trade in   all  kinds of merchandise,   tind  the   returns  will  be in gold dust and   furs.    It  will  carry   a   complete   assaying   outfit   tind  everything that a miner requires in taking out and testing valuable mineral.    It  will also take along a sawmill to cut timber for trading stations.    The  frame for  the Weare wtis laid tind fitted at Seattle,  and   she   will   be   put   together  at   St.  Michael's Island.    She will be 175 feet long,  38 feet beam and 4 feet deep.    The Yukon  is only  navigable during July,  August,  and September, and it is thought that for  the present probably but three or four  trips ji year may be made.  The Giant of all Timepieces.  The greatest horological wonder in the  world today is the gigantic clock in the  tower of the immense Public Building at  Philadelphia. When everything is in  running order this marvel of the clock-  maker's art will be stationed a distance of  351 feet from the pavement. Its bell  weighs between 20,000 and 25,000 pounds  and is the second largest bell of any kind  in America, the great bell at Montreal  being the largest, weighing 28.000 pounds.  The dial of this Philadelphia titan is  twenty-five feet in diameter, and the  striking hammer is as large as a pile  driver weight. The minute hand is twelve  and the hour hand nine feet in length.  The machinery is arranged so 'hat the  clock will strike every lil'teen minutes,  the quarter, half, throe-quarters, and  hours. The Roman numerals on the lace  are each two feet eight inches iu length,  the dark part of the figures being three  and a quarter inches iii width. As it is  entirely out of the question to talk of  winding such a monster by hand, a three-  horse power engine has been placed at  the 'square of the toAver for that esfecial  purpose. ���  Does Not Like Prison Fare.  It will be remembered that Charlie Mitchell, the English -pugilist, was sent to  prison for brutally beating an old. man.  Mr. Mitchell ".is." not satisfied with the  prison fare and yearns for tender beef-  etakes and other luxuries. The warder of  Pentonville has dismissed a prison cleaner  to punish him for having smuggled  food to Mitchell, who has been  placed on bread and water diet.  The warder saw the cleaner hurry a way  from Mitchell, tind was convinced that the  latter had received something from him.  After a struggle tlio warder" ripped' open  Mitchell's".'jacket, and found under it a"  beefsteak.  pOODt��.:-: DOQ SILYIB KIM HOTEL  F^taiirapl:,  Next   Door   to   the   Madden   Hotel,  NELSON, B. C.  MBS. W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietress:  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop.  Extensive Improvements  Now Completed.  Tho only restaurant in Xelson that, keeps open  DAY AND  NIGHT.  BfifTIH  ALL. ROOMS REFITTED  and Refurnished.   Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars in ihe Market-  PRIVATE    BOXES   FOR   LADIES.  AT TIIK  HAH.  Special  Attention to Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  Front St., Near Steamboat Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DEVLIN & McKAY,     -   -   Proprietors.  TIIK  HKST CUISIXR  TUB  HKST  IJKDS  THK  BUST OF EVKRYTHIXG  (MB -:- d'AlfflB  fiOJEC  EMMY :  Yernon Street, Near Josephine.  NELSON, B. C.  OPPOSITE   CITY WHARF.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay  Its guests thus obtaining- splendid  Views of both mountain and river.  Front Street, KASLO, B.  JOHN   F.   WARD,   Manager.  o.  The Very Best  of  Everything-.  rF+**-FK  fHHrf  W  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage  transferred  to and   from the  railway depot and steamboat landing.    Freight  (jrai?d - ^eptral  J-IOJEl^  Corner Front and Fourth Streets,  KASLO  A. &.J. FLETCHER, -        Proprietors  ACCOMMODATIONS  l-'IKST-CI.ASS.  The Booms  AltK COMKOKTAUI.E  IN  SIZE"  The Table  IS  TIIK   HKST   IX   THE  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE  BAR IS  FIRST-CLASS.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. 0.  Stage leaves Grand Central for Watson. Hear Lake City,  Three Forks, New Denver and all points in  the Ivaslo-Slocan district.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved for  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  Kaslo.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The  Madden is Centrally Located,  With a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T HI El   T .A. *B L *E  Is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contracts taken for work at all points in West Kootenay  OK IlEElt,  AUK,  WINK,   WHISKY   AND  CIGAKS.  INTEBMTIOML ~  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything*.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, anil the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  TABLE   IS NOT  SURPASSED  ANV    MOTKI,    IN    TUB    KOOTKNAV    COUNTKV.  A HIIA1CK OK TICANHIKNT TKAKK HOI.ICITKl).  Sample Room is Stocked, with Choice  Xlquors and Cigars.  Dawson & B. Craddock,  Proprietors.  MONK  I.').  IMF,GRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B.C.  Hansen   &   Blomberg",   Proprietors.  Closest Hotel to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS.  EAST  BAKER ST.,   NELSON.  Is one of the host hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working  miners.  MALONE    &   TREGILLUS,   Props.  -nfli��5,i THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 2G, 1893.  -c^Esa**  *T .^Iffll '   '    llflj  CO  LU  O  <  -:d:eia_:ej:e:r,s    innsr-  16 ZE-A-ST BAKEE STBBBT, USHHILiSOIN"  J       J '    |Wa*,g,g,giJllWtJlIBl|  tmMmmmm faa��^.       ��� K^W  CO  "0  m  O  >  H  -<  i :i  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW  ADVERTISEMENTS.  Notice  Corhould, McC'olI. Wilson & Campbell, Xelson  of n--.-igiuiioiit of Carney i-c Barrett.  XX'. P. Robinson, Nelson���Shei-iiPs sale.  C. & IC. S. N. Co., Xelson���Change iu time card.  Mosdamos Drydcn & Sehroeder. Kaslo���Dre.-smaking  It. II. Kemp, lC;^lo���Board of Trade meeting.  John Houston & Co., Xelson���Townsite for sale.  13odwelI & Irving, Victoria���Application notice.  John Houston, Xelson���-Mcmey wauled. ' ,  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Georg-o Hughes, the freighter, will be  landing thirty tons of ore �������� clay at Ivaslo  this clay week. The bulk of the ore will  come from the Freddy Lee tind Washington mines in Slocan district.  There-   are  operating   in  twenty-three men now  the Kaslo-Slocan camps  whose names are familiar in American  mining circles, tind who Ji��.ve. at times,  been phenomenally successful in their  mining ventures. These gentlemen show  their taith in tho country by never letting  an opportunity slip to acquire any good  prospect; offered. "Severn! of them made  money in the low-grade camps iu Idaho,  and believe our high-grade ores will yet  make West Kootenay the urea.test mining  country in America. They all predict a  great' rush this way in tlie .spring, ai d  some of them are talcing a speculative interest in Kaslo real estate.  The committees appointed at the public  meeting held on the 1-Ith instant will report tit tt public meeting to be held at the  .Hotel Fhaiv on Saturday night next.  livery man that attended t' e lirst meeting should be in attendance, if for no other  reason than to see 'whether or-not the  committees did what they were ordered  to do.  The people on Kootenay lake have more  regular means of communicaiion now  than ever before. Steamers leave and arrive at Kelson, .Balfour, Pilot Bay, Ainswortli, and Ktislo every day except Sunday.    Nothing like competition.  A. A. Abbey, who spent hist summer iu  the vicinity oi' Kaslo, made a return  flying A'isit last "week and left again i'or a  brief trip to Spokane. Air. Abbey states  that on the 2lsc clay of November lie registered at the Grand hotel in San Francisco as from Kaslo, B. C. Within two  hours after his auiograph was afiixed  twenty-three letters had been deposited  in the letterbox u.r him and ICO pji-sons  -were: hi the lobby seeking information  l-ega-rding tiie Kootenay country.  T. J. Hoadley of Kaslo was in Nelson on  Tuesday. Last week he made the round  trip to Bonner's -Kerry. He reports considerable freight coming over that route  and the road in need of more snow and  cold weather.  Tom    Richardson,     Swan '"Anderson,  "Sandy" McRae, and AV. Scott, all of  ll.eciliewaet, by subscribing for The  Tribune, shoAV that they have faith in  the country.  A very pleasant, entertainment was  given by the Miner's Club at Kaslo on  Monday .evening. The attendance was  quite large and a number were turned  awtty for. want of .rooiu. Those who attended speak in. high terms of the .performance. The talent Avas selected from  Nelson and Kaslo.-  George W. Hughes, the freighter, has  more money-'invested'-in stock and sup-  piies to keep them ''moving on the thirty-,  one miles of sleigh road  between ivaslo  and   the mouth of Cody creek than the  Columbia & Kootenay Railway Company  has in  rolling stock and supplies on it's  twenty-eight miles of road between Nelson  and  Robson.    His monthly  pay-roll  exceeds that of the-'raihvay company in  the 'ratio of o to  1.    Still the people ol  ,Kaslo tire clamoring for a. railway.    Some  'people do not know when they are well  oil'.  The legislative-assembly met in regular  session today at Victoria in the assembly  chambers on the < ast side of James bay.  Several of the members will hold regular  sessions from and after tonight tit the  chambers back of Jimmy Boyd's saloon on  Yates street.  George Bigelow litis quit.merchandising  tind accepted the; position oi'head uurse.-it  the temporaryitbspitai. George had better be nursing infants of his own than  overgrown adults of unknown parentage.  The Nelson will run on an excursion  trip to Lardo from-Kaslo on Saturday.  Round trip fare from Nelson $1.  The thermometer registered  10 degrees  above zero at noon t day. There is not  more than six inches of snow at Nelson  and no ice in the outlet.  A prediction: Kaslo Avill be connected  by telephone with Nelson on or before  this day-next week, providing always  that chief electrician .hick McGinty docs  not get his-linger;-.; froze while tying wire.  .The Kaslo committee appointed by the  citizens to confer Avith E. II. Fletcher,  postufiice inspector, legarding the establishing of a mail service via Bonner's  Ferry, has recehed e\i t-y encouragement  that'tho request will be granted. Cheney  Ac Smith oi iho stage line have offered to  carry the intiiJs for a reasonable sum, and  Mr. "Christie of the steamboat line has  Aviic-d the inspector that the Nelson avIU  t-iaiiHpoJ-t the uiaiJ for any figure the gov  ernment may set. It is anticipated the  service, will be established in a fexv days,  to continue until navigation opens ou the  Columbia, if not indelinitely.  .Married, at the Hotel I'hair, Nelson, on  Tucsdav. the 2-ltJi instant, bv Rev.  Thomas K. Rogers, Mv. John "W.'Dow to  Miss Sarah lillcn Goochvin, both of Kaslo.  The regular dance of the Nelson Social  Club Avill take place Friday night tit the  club rooms, in the Houston block.  Consumers of water should not leave  their taps wide open to prevent the water  freezing in the pipes, but just wide  enough to allow the Avater to trickle.  The supply in the reservoir will not permit of the waste.  O. T. Stone, townsite agent at Kaslo.  litis received instructions from the Kaslo-  Slocan raihvay company to proceed to get  out a large quantity of ties for the line.  IJan AIcAlillan, local manager, has also |  been ordered to begin tit once the clearing  of ti large area of ticreage blocks, whicli  the townsite company propose placing on  the market at ;m early day. This looks  like'busine'ss.  T. K. Jefferson and Ralph L. Clarke of  tlie Washington, AV. Ii. Taylor and John  M. Burke of the Blue Bird,'tind Dave i\  Kane, oneof the original townsite owners,  were among the important arrivals at  Kaslo on Sunday via Bonner's .Ferry  route.  The Slocan excitement heads most of  the boys to Kaslo; but when they want  to borr'oAA-'money, or to get married, or to  get medical treatment when sick, or  kindly care Avhen broke they invariably  head for Nelson. The people of Nelson  are tis hospitable and generous as they  are well lixed witJi unsalable town lots.  Jim   AVai-duer   is   nothing    if   not   a  plunger. He plunged in and bought the  Freddy Lee when it showed little more  than the stakes on the surface; but the  venture proved successful. The other  day he plunged in and bought nearly 100  acres of town lots in Ktislo; tind low his  friends say he is going to build a street  raihvay from tlie Avharf at the foot of  Third street, up that street to his newly  acquired possessions, thence out to Kemp's  mineral springs, a distance of four miles  or more.  COLUMBIA & KOOTENAY S. N. Co. Ltd.  TIJYCIE    C-A-ZRID  does into ell'ect .lanuary  20,   ISM.   .Subject to change  without    notice.  :t^:e:ro:e3lajn~ts:-.  ste.   "isr-EiLSO-isr  Licavks N'ELSON I'or Balfour, Pilot Hay, Ainsworth,  Kaslo. and Head of Lake at !' a.m. on Mondays,  Wednesdays, and Fridays, connecting at Head  of Lake wilh stages l-o and from Bonner's Kerry.  Lkavkk HEAD OK LAICK for Pilot Hay, Ainsworth.  Kaslo, Balfour, and Xelson on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at ;"> a.m.  J*.    W.    TBOUP,  Manager.  Xelson, B.C., January 20th, ISii:'.  Sloean Trading* Navigation Company, Ltd.  .i.  The company's A1 passenger and freight steamer  W. HUNTER  A. E8TABROOK Maslei  will make regular trips during the winter season from  New Denver to the head and the lower end of .Slocan  lake. At the head of the lake passengers can take tin  trail for Xakusp, on the Columbia river, 20 miles distant;  and at the lower end p.ick and saddle animals can al ways-  be obtained lo convey freight and pasKcngors to Slocai.  Crossing, on the Columbia & Kootenay railway, .'"2 mile*  distant." For rates apply on board.  November Inth.'lSii. W. C MoKINNOX, Scc'y.  roeepies, tpovisigh  and Tinware.  Plumbing  and  Tin-Roofing^ a  Specialty.    Stocks  full   and  complete in every Department, and the Public will find it  to 'their advantage to inspect Goods and compare Prices.  ger.       East Vernon Street, Nelson.  T  "WHOLE  AND  A large and complete stock of the leading  lines of  A St. Mary's River Mine.  Joe Bourgeois, the locator of the mine  referred to in tiie following from the Golden Era of the 14th, was'in Nelson last  week, but did not feel disposed to give  any information regarding the property  other than that it -was bonded.   Tiie mine  is near St..Mary's river and about twenty-  live miles from Fort Steele.   The vein is  large and the ore of good-grade galena:  ���''The machinery i'or the North Star mine  is now on  the way from Golden to Port  Steele.   W. C. Slade of the firm of Slade  & Wallinger left on   Thursday   with   a  train of several sleigh-loads of this valuable merchandi-e.    We hear that the engineer, Leslie C. Hill, has been instructed  to go on with the development.as rapidly  as'possible.   It is the desire of the future  owners  to produce'as .'much ore as they  can during the winter.    Considering the  extent of the discovery,  a few hundred  tons  will  be easily placed  on the dump  ready for shipment."  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of      5-  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, E. C.  "FJE?,OJSrT  STEBET,  "KASLO.  s, Boots, Shoes, Grows, Hardware, Iron and Steel.  MINING  COMPANIES,  MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS  FURNISHED   WITH  SUPPLIES.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  orrow $  Any person wishing to loan SaOO. or any part of it, for  ninety days, can do so to advantage by applying to  JOHN HOUSTON,  Tribune otlice. Nelson, II. C.  esdames  p/^IOftylBCl;  &  ijeweiry  ewelry  <fc  Block,   Baker Street,  Nelson.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats with fresU meats, and deliver same at any mine  or landing in   the   Ivootenay Lake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 Bast Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  KASLO.  , NOTICE. ,    * ,  All charter members of the Kaslo Board n'f Tritflc are  requested In meet al the Cinirid Central llolel, ICaslo, on  Sauirdav, tlie"ASth uislant, al 8 p.m., sharp, to consider  important business. It. II. ICK All', Secretary..  NOTICE.  Vol ice Is hereby given that application will he inado to  the legislative assembly for the Province of British Columbian! its next session for an act lo extend the time in  which the Nelson Klectric Light Company, Limited, may  complete ami have in opcriuion the works required under the terms' of its charter.  Bated the 20th of January, I8!''t.  UOD WELL & HIVING.  Solicitors for applicants.  SHEBIFF'S   S-A.L-E;.  diehard .Shea, plaintib. ^  E. II. Hughes, uavid Porter, und -  S. \V. Hughes, defendants. ./  By virtue of a warrant of execution issued out of the  county court of Kooteiniy, at Nelson, on the 2M\ day of  October, 18l>2, against the goods and chattels of Richard  .Shea. for.the sum of {���ol;"), aud to me directed. I have  seized all tlie right, litle. and interest of ihesaid Richard  Shea in a certain mineral claim known as the "Bunder-  bird," .situate on Carpenter creek iu Slocan mining division of West Kootenay d strict, and being an extension  of the " Idaho" mineral claim, which i.s an extension of  the "Blue Bird " mine, whicli interest, I will sell to recover said amount with costs, less the sum of ^'(JO paid  on account by said Richard .Shea to tlie defendants'  solicitors. Sale will be held al, the court house m Nelson,  in the said district of West Kootenay, on Tuesday, the  .'list day of .lanuary, IOT. at 2 o'clock  n the afternoon.  Terms of sale, cash.  Bated the 21st day of .lanuary, A. 11.. 180:'.  VV. 1>. l.iUUlSSUS, Deputy SherBl*.  (Deputy   Shci-ill')  LICENSED   AUCTIONEER  NKLSON,   B. O.  Auction sales made at any point in West Kootenay  district. Town lots and mining claims bought and sold  on commission. A general real estate business tranacted.  Otlice for the present at residence, corner Carbonate and  Kool enay st reels.    '   ���  TURNER  BROS.  bvnxTSic ^.*n"id  ST^A-Tion-NrjE-R-sr  "    TIIK  I.ATKST  MCSIf,1.  tfOOD ASSOIfl'MKNT OK   HOOKS,  TOYS,   KTC,   TIC.  IIKI.I.   PIANOS   AMI   OtiOANK,  SINOKU SKWI.VO   MACIIIM'S..  Tuning, and repairing a specially.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  NOTICE   OP   ASSIGNMENT,  Pursuant to the '-Creditors'Trust Deeds Act, 1SSM."  Notice is hereby given that Augustus Carney and  Albert Barrett, lra<ling under lho llrm name of "Carney & Barrett," of the town of Nelson, merchants,  have by deed, bearing date fhe-JIsl day of .lanuary. 18:)'',  iis.-igned all their real and personal properly to (Ieorge  \\\ Richardson of the said town of Nelson, llnaiiciai  agent, iu trust for the benefit of all their creditors.   ���  The said deed of assignment was executed by the said  assignees on the 21st day of .lanuary, A. I).. I.SiW, and by  the said trustee on the 23rd day of .laniiiiry, A. I). Ifiil.'f.  Any persons having any claim against tiie said linn of  Carney & Barrett are reijiie.-tcd to forward and deliver  tothe said trustee, or his solicitors, full particulars of  their claims, dulv verilieil by statutory declaration, on or  before the 1st day of Alarcli, A. I)., IHiW, after which dale  Ihesaid trustee will proceed lo distribute the assets of  the said estate among the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which he shall then have received notice.  All persons indebted to the said llrm ure requested to  pay the amounts due by t.hcm lo the said trustee forth-  with.  A meeting of the creditors will beheld at the ollice of  the iiiider.-igncd on the l.'ifh day of Kebruury, I8IW, at 2  o'clock p. in.  CORBOia-I). *Vl('COBB, WILSON & CAMI'BKBB,  .Solicitors for the trustee. Baker street, Nelson.  Dated tho 23tli day of January, I8!��.  [B.S.J  K  ONE OF THE BEST TOWMTES  ON SLOCAN LAKE  FOR SALE  More Good Prospects and Mines Within Easy Reach  of it than any Other Point in  West Kootenay.  For Further Particulars Apply to  JOHN   HOUSTON. &  CO.  Agents for the Owners, NELSON, B.C.  NOTICE.  All parties having accounts against the Kemp Mineral  Water Company, Uniitcd, of   Kaslo, are roouested  to  hand them iu to the Kaslo ollice the lirsl, of tlie mouth.  Our pay day will be the 10th instant.  R. II. ICKMB, Malinger.  . Kaslo, January l/ith, 18!Ki.  THOMAS  MARTKNDABK  WARD-Inventor.   Ideas  worked out and researches made on patentable inventions,    laboratory at (iluepot, Vernon street. Nelson.  APPLICATION   FOB   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Henry Anderson, as agent  for (ieorge 0. Howe, has liled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of flic mineral claim known a.s the Storm Cloud, situate iu the Hot  Springs camp. West Kootenay District. Adverse claimants will forward their objections within Iiii dayH of publication. N.  I-'ITC.STUBBS,  N'elson, B.C., Dee. 27th, 18!)2. ('old Commissioner.  DE WONKY.  CANADA.     '  1'ROVINCK OK BlUTISH COBUMBiA.  VICTORIA, by the grace of Cod, of the United Kingdom of Great Briiain and Ireland, Queen, Defender  of the  Faith, Kto.. Kfc. Ktc.  To Our faithful the Members elected to serve in the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of British Columbia at Our City of Victoria���Oukktimj.  .A.    PEOCLA*MATIO"N".  Tiibodokk Davik, |*VTTIIKRKAS We are desirous and  Attorney-!'encrnl. I   VV     resolved, as soon us may be,  to meet our people of our Province of British Columbia,  and to have their advice in our Begislalure.  NOW  KNOW   VK,   that for divers causes and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and  convenience of our loving subjects, we have thought lit,  by and  with the advice of Our Kxecutive Council of the  Province of British'Columbia, tu hereby convoke, and  by these presents enjoin you. and each of you, that on  Thursday, lheTwent.V:sixthday'of the month of Jiui'uary,  one thousand eight hundred and ninety-three' you nieOl  us in our said   Legislature of I'arliailiont' of our  said  Province,' at'our City 'of 'Victoria, for lhe dispatch of  business    Id treat, do, act,   and'concludo   li'poii tliose  thjiigs which iu our Legislature of fhe Province 'iif British Columbia, by the Common Council o'f o,iir said  Province, may. by the favor of God. be ordained:"'-' ' ������' '  IN Tks'i'imunv Wi|K(i.KOK,  We have (Vaiised fhese our  letters to be made patent, nnd (he grea| seal of (he  said Province |o be hereuntonlllxed;    Witness, (ho  Honorable Kdgar Dewdney. Lieutenant.Governor  of our said Province of British Columbia, in our  City of Victoria, in our said  Province,  this Nineteenth day of December, in the year of Our Lord  one thousand eight hundred and ninetv-two, and  in the tlffy-sixth year of our reign.  By Command.  .IAA1KS BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  NOTICE TO CONTBACTOBS  Notice is hereby given that sealed tenders will be received at the ofllce of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Company, of Victoria, B. C, up to Frebruaiy  Kith, I8!l,'i. for the construction of the said railway  from Nelson, B.C., to a point at or near Fort Sheppard,   B.C.  Bids will be entertained for the work us a whole  or a part, but the company reserves the right to reject any aud all  bids.  Maps, profiles, and specifications for said work will  be on  file at fhe ollice of the company.  (!. T,  DC PONT,  President Nelson & Fort .Sheppard Railway.  Victoria, B.C., January Mth, J8U2.  BSfl&B  mmffiLvffl&iNgKm&  SjggB85jffllfflB^^

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