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Array UyOCc ,  East an6 Til est Kootenay  Have   Better Showings  for Mines than   any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  FIRST   YEAR���NO.  %  X  NBLSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  THURSDAY,  .JUNU 22,   ISM.  Capital anb Brains  Can   Both' be   Employed   to   Advantage   in  the  Mining  Camps of East and  West Kootenay.  PRICE  TEN   CENTS;  A    GREAT     MINING .   DISTRICT.  THE  SLOCAN  WORK  MINES    IMPROVING  PROGRESSES.  AS  The Ore Bodies Are Large and the Ores  Phenomenally Rich: taut the Mine Owners  Are Hampered by Excessive Transportation Charges Because of a Lack: of Good  Roads.   TIhj closing ol' fransporfa.fion routes for  tlie  hist throe   niontlis  lias been  a good  ��� thing  for  the  mines  in  Slocan   district.  This will appear an absurd statement to  the -many who believe that a. mine owner  who has ore in sight needs only sack and  'ship'it.    But  the few who are  practical  understand that, no matter how largo the  ore body, a certain amount of dead work  must lirst be done in a mine before ore  can be shipped profitably.    The time that  has elapsed since the   breaking up of the  sleigh roads and trails into Slocan district  has not been lost by the owners of several  of the best mines in that section.    Instead  of "gutting" their properties, in order to  live up to their contracts with   tlie teamsters,   they  have been   running   tunnels  and   drifts,  making   raises   and   sinking  winzes,'   in      fact     doing     work     that  will enable them to ship ore continuously  hereafter without robbing their mines, in  doing this another thing lias been proved  ���something that should give every mine  owner in West .lvootenay renewed confidence���that is, that not a single property  on which work has  been done has the ore  body petered  out. ; Today there is not a  mine in Slocan district, on  which work is  being done, which has not  improved  as  depth was gained,   it  is not necessary to  cite instances, but-the following are given  at random:' Tire Washington, the "World's.  Fair,   the ..Bonanza  King, the   Bluebird,  the Slocan Boy, the Freddy Lee, the Slocan Star, the .Mountain Chief, the  Alpha,  and the Lucky Jim.  At the   Washington, the   ore   body  is  larger than  ever  before; at the World's  Fair and Bonanzalving the main tunnel is  in 225 feet, with  the face in an ore body  fully  ten   feet  in  width ;  the Blue Bird  never looked better.; tlie Slocan Boy looks  almost   as   well   as  the   Wash ing con, of  which it is an extension;  the Freedy Lee  can  now '.ship ore  without  robbing the  mine; the Slocan  Star  never shipped a  pound  of ore, and  has  hundreds of tons  ready   for sloping;   the Mountain.. Chief,  has three tunnels, all in  ore, some of it so  rich that assayors are afraid their returns  will not be  believed;  the Alpha has over  seven   feet of ore, and   its owners-do not  know what price to place ou the property;  the Lucky Jim is a bonanza since last Friday, the day on which a 10-foot,ore body-  was  uncovered  by running an open cut.  Development  work is  also being (lone on  half a  hundred  other claims, such as the  Wonderful  group, the Bead   & Robinson  group, the Young Bonanza, the Rico, the  Idaho, the Canadian group, the Ruby Silver, the Snowstorm, the Whitewater, the  Wellington, the  Northern- Belie, aud the  Duluth syndicate claims on Sandon creek,  and assessment work on   many more.    It  is   safe   to   say     that     fully   300-  men  are    working    for    wages    within    a radius   of    twelve    miles    of    New    Denver,   and   that   an    equal    number   are  prospecting or doing their own assessment  worlc.  It is not the fact that the'ore bodies are  large and in place that gives tlie people of  tnnt section so much confidence, but their  confidence is 'due to the fact that they  know they have ore that can be shipped  at a profit, even with the duty and heavy  transportation' charges against them.  Probably, in no other mining district in the  world producing wet ores is the ore of so  uniformly a high grade. As instances:  The owners of the World's Fair and Bonanza King have 100 tons of ore sacked on  the dump. From each sack a piece of ore  was taken, and a sample of the 100 tons  thus obtained gave a return of over $200  in value to the ton. The-Mountain. Chief  ore  is  exceptionally  Ingh  grade,  assays  crosscut one was started,    it is now in (\~>  feet, and  when through  to the surface it  will boriised for a. working tunnel. In running the 0.") feet two small veins were cut--  one II inches .the other IN inches wide- and  another and larger vein that crops out on  the surface is almost sure to be cut in the  next few feet.    No stopinghas been done.  .All the ore sacked   and on  the (liiiiip--l(M)  tons of galemi and 2;j0 tons of carbonates,���  came from  the tunnels and   raises.    As  stated above, the galena runs over .**>200 to  the ton; and   from samples assayed, the  carbonates will yield fully $100 to Lhe ton.  On Friday ngreatoro body was uncovered  on the Lucky Jim by running an open cut  a    few    rods    from    the    mouth    of  the  tunnel.    This claim isso situated that tlie  cost of getting its output to any wagon  road or   railroad that is built  pa.st   Bear  lake must be but nominal, for it is less than  a quarter of a mile from the  trail leading  from    the  .'eudr' of    the    Kaslo    wagon  road    through    Three     Forks    to    New  Denver.    On   the Washington the  lower  tunnel . has   not   yet   reached   the   ore-  body,    but    the     main    onecontinues  iu   six  feet of good,   clean  ore.    At  tho  Slocan Star the indications all are for a  wonderfully big mine; and  the fact thai"  the Duluth syndicate have struck ore iu  an extension'on ohe south side of Sandon  creek   goes   to    confirm    the   expressed  opinion of many mining men, that,is, that  Llie Slocan Star ledge is one of- the large  and'strong ones in   oho district.    On tlie  Alpha, one of the Grady group,  the ore  body exposed issimply immense m extent,  and the ore the highest grade of any iu  'West lvootenay district.  It must not be inferred from the above  statements that the owners of these different properties, have big bank accounts;  for they have not. Fvery ton of ore ship-  pod out of the Slocan 'country: has paid  fully $100 iu the way of mining, transportation, duty, and smelting charges; and,  from the'present outlook, the cost is not  likely to be red need this summer. No one  of the tn'ilies is accessible except by trails,  Varying in length from one; to twelve  iniles, and Ore cannot be -packed over  trails as cheaply as the unthinking imagine. Had the* -provincial government  been a far-seeing one, every dollar appropriated i'or new government buildings'  would have been appropriated for.wagon  roads in our different mining camps, and  the result would have been that instead  of publishing the '-proceedings of indignation meetings held throughout the province,'our newspapers would be'chronicling within the year the output of 'mines  in a hundred different camps in lvootenay,.  in Y'ale, in Lillooet, and in Cariboo.  ANOTHER   RAIL-WAY   RESERVE.  running from 103:1 to 2.1.1_ ounces in silver  and'from (13 percent to 81 J. percent in lead  to the ton. The Washington has shipped  :1(X) tons to the Selby Lead Works ol .San  Francisco, from which the returns were  over $7:1,000���more than enough to pay  every dollar tho owners havooxpeuded on  the initio.  As the development work iu Slocan district is all done through tunnels, depth is  not gained as rapidly as when shafts arc  sunk. On the Washington the greatest  depth is probably 300 feet; on the World's  Fair and Bonanza. King, 100 feet; on the  Mountain Chief, 12-1 feet; on the others  from M0 to 2.10 feet. On the Mountain  Chief the upper tunnel is in 0:1 feet, the  niiddleone UK), and the lower one 70. The  face of the middle tunnel is now under the  mouth of the upper one, and every foot it  i.s extended will give 71 feet of stoping  ground. Tlie ledge is from five to seven  feet wide, and the pay streak eigh ecu  inches of clean ore. Shipments will be resumed at once, the ore going out by way  of Kaslo to the Lb ii ted Smelting 6c Refining Company at Fast Helena and Great  Falls, Montana. The Mountain Chief is  the most favorably situated mine, bat-ring  the Lucky Jim, in the district, as it is  but a few hundred feet above Carpenter  creek and less than two miles in an air  line from New Denver. Ou the World's  Fair and Bonanza King the main tunnel  is in 225 feet. Two raises were started  from the main tunnel, one reaching the  surface in (10 feet; the other is up -io feet,  and 100 feet will yet have to be made before the surface is readied. Sixty-live  feet from this mouth of the main tunnel a  The brow's Keit Pass Kailrcad Route.  Charles Ross arrived at Nelson this  week from Lethbridge, Alberta, coming  by way of Crow's Nest pass and Goat  river, lie reports meeting three survey  parties en route. One party was working  in the interest of the British Columbia.  Southern railway and the other two  (Lumsden's and Hogg's) in the interest of  the Canadian Pacific. The rail road through  Crow's Nest puss will probably cross Pea-  vine prairie and run  down Mitchell creek  to Michel creek, and down that creek to  Flk river, thence down Elk river to the  Kootenay, crossing the latter below the  -mouth of the Moyie. thence up the Moyie  and over the divide to Goat river, thence  down Goat river to its mouth, thence  across the Kootenay and up the west  shore of Kootenay lake to Nelson. Ou the  eastern slope of the Rockies considerable  grading has been done from the -summit  east. Over 70,000 ties have also been taken  out on the south fork of Old Man's river  to be used in changing the gauge of the  road that runs from Duninore to Lethbridge, a road that has been acquired recently by the Canadian Phcific. This  road, when the change of gauge is ooin-  p;oted,-\viII be extended west -from Lethbridge, running to the south of Fort Mc-  Leod and through Piiichor creek to the  grading already done east from the summit. The trail cost from Rvkort's customhouse is so obstructed with fallen.timbe-  that travelers can scarcely make more  than a mile au hour. It isso badly obstructed that Mr. Hogg had fo leave his  party and goon through to the Fort Steele  country afoot^     The Oldest Canadian.  It is probable that Canada has lost her  oldest citizen, says the Montreal correspondent of the Toronto Fanpire. For a  quarter of a century or more the people  who live on the Richelieu peninsula have  been talking about the old man of St.  Charles, the parish noted as being- the  scene of an important engagement between the insurgents and the British  troops during the Canadian rebellion.  The old gentleman, however, lived on, and  it was only the other day that Francis'  Gauthier passed away at the remarkable  age of IM years. Deceased took part at  the battle of St. Charles, and resided near  that village up to the time of his death.  The Empire correspondent had an interview with the wonderful old man a year  or two since, and he was then hale and  hearty. Gauthier was a Liberal in politics.  Senator Stanford Dead.  Leland Stanford of California is dead.  He left his millions, acquired in building  and operating railways, as an endowment  fund to a university built on the farm on  which he died, Palo Alto. There'will be  honest differences of opinions as regards  Mr. Stanford's character and business career, but it will be generally acknowledged that his only aim, for many years,  was to develop the varied resources of the  .states that honored him politically by  electing him governor and senator.  The T-reeinptor Has a Poor Show to Take up  Land in West Kootenay.  The   following  notice appeared   in   the  last issue of the British Columbia Gazette:  '.KKSHItVK���WKST KOOTHNAV   DtSTHK'T.  Notice; is hereby given thai. I.lic following lands arc reserved from ]>i*o<:iii|ition and settlement, viz.:  A'stri'i of land onu milo in width-on eaeh'sido of a lino  commencing from ii. point al, tin.- month of Nakusp  creek; thence following said creek lo Ilox lake, n. distance  ol" seven miles, more or 'loss; thence following l.he stream  Mowing into Sloean lake; thence following the shore of  Slocan lake lo lhe mouth of Wilson crook : thence following Wilson crook for two iniles, more or loss, to a point.  on (Jarpen tor creek about throe iniles above its mouth;  thence following said Carpenter crook to a point known  as the Forks of Carpenter crook. K. (i. VIOIIXOX,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Vicloria, .lime llth, lS'.l'i.  There is little land in  southern  lvootenay now that is not reserved for railways  and the preemptor  will have to look elsewhere  for patches on which to raise garden  truck  and town, lots.    The "land reserved by the above notice will be hard to  find, for no one outside the land office at  Victoria could "run up Wilson creek two  miles to a point on Carpenter creek three  iniies   above   its   mouth."   Wilson creek-  and Carpenter creek run in the same general direction, and  are four miles  apart.  By  running up Wilson creek  two  iniles  Carpenter creek could only be reached by  switciibacking over a 'mountain' between  two and three thousand feet  hi.gh  or by  running a tunnel  four miles long.    That  notice i.s intended to mislead,    it is generally believed the promoters of the Nakusp  6c Slocan  railway, tlvit is, .J. A. Mara, P.  lS.  Bernard, Ii.  Abbott, and  ii. Marpole,  .'have'an undivided three-fourths- interest  in the Carpenter 6c  ITugouin preemption,  at the forks of Corpenter creek, and that  they want it to appear that the only way  a railway can be got to the  forks i.s  by  running up Wilson  creek a mile or two  then skirting tlie  mountains over to Carpenter creek.    As the forks of Carpenter  creek is less than 800 feet above Slocan lake,  and the mouth of Wilson creek about nine  .miles' distant   from  the   forks,   no   good  reason can be given for climbing up."a hill  merely to climb down it again, unless the  rail way company wants to pattern after  the men that laid out the  trail that runs  from New Denver up to the  forks.    The  railway will run through  the townsite of  New Denver, notwithstanding the above-  notice and any effort to tlie contrary made  by  Messrs. Mara, Barnard, Abbott, Mar-  pole 6c Co.  ,'..'.-  DEPTH   RE QUIRED.  A Bank Manager Who Does Not Like Silver.  The Bank of Montreal-shareholders held  their 75th annusl meeting the fore part'of  this month, elected directors, received the  report of the general manager, and declared that they had the utmost confidence in the management of the bank.  Some of them, however, wanted a state-",  ment of the losses suffered by the bank  ��� during the year, as well as a statement of  the  salaries  paid  its employees,    in  his  little speech, the general manager, referring to the unsatisfactory condition of  money matters in the Dinted States, had  to have his little "fling at silver. He said :  "The Avorst.appears to be now over, but  until the silver and currency questions in  the United States are settled we can  hardly hope for a thorough return of cou-  lidence either there or in London. That  this will be settled, and that satisfactorily, J...have no doubt, as matters have  arrived at a stage whore tho great common sense of the American people will assert it elf. and the views of the theorists  and the demagogues will be relegated to  the background for a period at any rate."  It is all very well for the manager of the  Bank of Montreal to call men who favor  tlie restoration of silver to its old-time  use as money "theorists and demagogues,"  but according to his own report, the bank  of which he is manager has but $2,202,07l.oS  in coin as against $15,800,905.12 of paper  assets. If the men and'women who have  $27,008,827.10 on deposit in that bank were  to take a sudden notion that they wanted  their money, and wanted it in gold, where  would the manager get the coin'*1 .Just  about that time he would probably wish  he had a few millions of the despised silver dollars of the United States in the  bank's vaults.   A Densely Stupid Oillcial.  As   evidence   that  postofiice   inspector  Fletcher is not desirous of giving the people who are developing Slocan district adequate  postal   facilities,  the following is  cited:    When the fact was pointed out to  him  that  Watson  was distant  but   ten  miles from New Denver, and that considerable business  correspondence  was  had  between   the   two   places,  he   remarked.  "Send the letters by way of Kaslo." That  order meant that a letter mailed at Watson for a person in New Denver must lirst  go to  Kaslo, then  to Nelson, then to  Nakusp, then to New Denver, a roundabout  route of 201   miles, letters  being at times  two weeks in transit.    The necessity for a  direct service between Kaslotiud Sew Denver was explained to Mr. Fletcher, and as  the distance is but thirty miles,   the cost  of a  tri-we'ekly service   would be  merely  nominal, the route being traveled daily b.v  stages and   pack   trains,    it is   useless  to  advise   Mr.   Fletcher, for he  is as densely  stupid as he is servile und fawning to men  like John Andrew Mara.  For  There   Are   Fev7  Mines   That   Pay  From  the   Grass-Roots  Down.  Northwest Mining Review: "To tlie non-  mining man who buys a prospect tlie inducement  is   too often Jieid out  'that it  will pay, right from the start.'  That some  mines have done this is true, but they are  rare in comparison with the number upon  whicli  many  thousands of dollars have  been expended before paying results were  obtained.    Tliei e is but one class of mines  ;that have paid   uniformly from the start  and they were"the.old-time placer, and a  small  percentage of'the  free gold quartz  mines that were worked, out of the many  that had expensive  machinery put  upon  thein and were afterwards abandoned,  it  is a safe proposition that if a gold quartz  mine will  not pay from  the start, that it  had   better be abandoned at once, i. e.,  when  it  has  been  provided   with every  necessary gold-saving appliance and economically handled.  "With silver (lie case is different and  the rule with free gold will not hold good  with tins latter. Take well defined veins  iu a- silver district, and the probabilities  are that although it may not assay evena  trace near the surface, the chances are  that if depth is obtained rich ore bodies  will be opened up. , A notable case of the  kind is that of amine in the Coour d'AIene  where the owners tunneled eleven hundred  feet following the vein which was barren  for that,'distance before they came into  ore, and it is said to be the richest mine  ; in that country today. The tyro in mines  will naturally ask how did they ever have  tlie nerve to.push work that distance;'' for  that length of tunnel means the expenditure of a largo sum of money. Simply because in the ���Coour "d'Alehes itis a well  '.grounded fact certified to by mining engineers that depth is required in order  to obtain the best results, and if a strong  vein is followed up ore of a commercial  character will be obtained, in that section the 'Sullivan, Bunker Hill, Poorman,  and Tiger mines are often cited as instances of ore being had from the surface in  paying quantities. These were exceptions  not the rule. And upon these a large outlay was required to make them dividend  paying,".and the depth' .how'"obtained.,in  thein has been to their benefit. Tliei'dry  ore belt of the same mining country is  fast proving the value of depth in obtaining tlie best results, and we venture the  assertion that enormously rich bodies of  ore will be struck in the mines on that  belt, when: sufficient: depth has been obtained, as every indication shown by the  work done warrants this belief. The best  plan'is, if "you. have a prospect that you  have faith in, founded on the best evidence obtainable, is to dig, dig, get depth,  and you can't mine and make a success of  it except at an expenditure of money and  labor, and the sum total may be a large  one before the returns come in.  "The new beginner in "mining avIlo has  bought a flattering prospect may think  that the expenditure of. a few hundred  dollars will bring him great returns, but  the real truth is that "it ���may cost him  thousands if he has the nerve or ability to  stay Avith it before the desired result is  reached. Therefore Avhen one buys into  a prospect let him calculate that lie must  obtain depth, and that costs money, before  he can hope to be repaid for his venture,  and calculating to this affect may, in the  end, save money and much disappoint-'  ment."  cold as a heretic.   The creed of the good  Lord   when  he aviis  on  earth   was  very  simple.    As we  read   it, it amounted   to  very little except that for the love of God  man should doall (he good he could to his  fellowmen.   Wherever he found a tear on  a  cheek  he should,   if he could,  wipe  it  away withoutcriticising the cheek. Wherever he found an ache in a heart he should  try to heal the wound by taking away  the heart's soitoav, and should do by his  neighbor us he  would that his neighbor  should  do  by  him.    Maybe  there is not  enough in  that to build churches on, but  the churches as constituted have not yet  been able   to   draw   the  millions   whose  hearts are sorest to  them, and, realizing  this fact, of all men on  earth churchmen  should be most gentle  in their judgment  of those who  they believe are walking a  little outside tho groove.    We know nothing about Dr. Briggs except Avhat we have  read, but Ave understand that tlie work of  his life has been to make men better, and  that his  most earnest struggle  has been  "to reconcile the ways of God to men." .-If  that is.-.the case, then we do not  believe  that his 'suspension   from the church Avill  suspend his work, und maybe at the final  accounting he will have as many lambs in-  his flock as will some of those who harshly  judge Inn.."    THE   KOOTENAY   INDIANS  DOft'E UP IN SHORT PARAGRAPHS  NEWS THAT COULD ONLY BE OBTAINED  BY MAKING A TRIP  Through a Country Where Either Snow or  Rain Has Fallen Every Day Since October  Last, arid Where the Trails and Roads are  Belly-Deep  in Places With Mud.  Court-house Contract Awarded.  The contract for the Xelsou court-house  has been awarded to McPhee A: Whiteside  and work will bo commenced at once, they  having signed the contract and given the  required bond. The following were I he  bidders and the amount of the bids i'or  the job: McLaughlin 6c Hillyer. $77Hi:  H, Stuekey, JJ5737"*; W. Cnrringfon. i-w.iCO:  (i. L. McDonald, $(iU7f*; A. W. Aloore.  SfMSHIX);   .Url-Jici* ._ Whiteside, $,-,71^.  Do the Right Thing at the Right Time.  It is current rumor that the  premier of  the province and several of his colleagues  intend  visiting  Nelson   the early  part of  next month.  .Such an opportunity should  not be lost for action by the South Kootenay Board of Trade.   Let a deputation of  the   board   wait on  the  members of the  government and plainly outline the necessities of the district.    .Would   it not  be a  good  thing to suggest needed alterations  in the mining and   land  acts;   show  the  urgent neetl of a registry ollice in. Nelson:  and generally suggest  required '-improvements?   Then, afterwards, if thought advisable,  entertain   the   premier   and   his  party at a  public-banquet.'   Nelson, the  governmental  and   commercial capital ol  West lvootenay. must act as other places  act.    The town  and flits  mining-country'  tributary to it can stand on   their merits,  but. all ihe same. Ictus show the ineri.s:  up.    Tho .South lvootenay Board of Trade,  composed as it. is of the business and professional men of the district, is the proper  mouthpiece to voice puhlic opinion, and it  should do its duty.    It is an   opportunity  given at an opportune time.    Organize al.  once and prepare memorials, then let the  board of trade us a body present if. Show  these gentlemen visiting that West Kootenay knows how to do the right thing at  the right time.  The Churches Not What They Should Be.  Salt Lake Tribune: '���Heligious discipline  is a good deal like military discipline. If  a soldier receives orders he has to obey  them even if his own judgment leads hiiii  to believe that they are a mistake, and so  the rules around the creeds are very rigid,  they do not permit any follower to adopt  any personal dogmas, and so Dr. Briggs  has been dismissed. We can understand  perfectly the sentiment bchind'thnf dismissal. If is thought that if one individual member wants to remodel his creed.  then all others would have tins same right,  and in a little while if would be torn to  pieces, and we persiiine it will be so to the  end. No one has a right to criticise the  dealing with Dr. Briggs by flic church  authorities but everyone has the right, fo  believe if would be better to keep a man  like Dr. Briggs calling on the world to ho  better, rather than lo turn him out in the  Sized   up  by a  Man'  Who  Has   Been  One  of  Them for Years.  The Indians who  live along  tlie Kootenay river do not take kindly to the efforts  being made   to   reclaim   the overflowed  land between the boundary line and Kootenay lake,  und   have given   tlie  men  in  charge a  good  deal  of "trouble.'-The Indian has his peculiarities, like the .white,  ���man, and these peculiarities are aptly described in  tlie Bonner's Ferry Herald by  David McLaughlin, avIio has lived among  the Indians for aquarter of a century:  "The Indian question on the Canadian  side may be said to be practically settled.  The Indians seem to be more contented to  alloAV the dyking outfit to pass through  their garden .patches, without parley than  they Avere last season. Many of them  avill start shortly for lvootenay lake for  the "purpose of .''.hunting, fishing and trading '���with the miners. The Indians have  nothing to complain of. The government  gave them a reservation ou tlie east side  of Kootenay river 'some years ago, and  now* they will not live on it because the  whites are taking ranches on the Avest  side of the river-and-in-the .Goat rivet-  district. ���������      ���    I  " Wiuitever damages-the dyking ���company may do to their garden patches,  which are scattered along the banks of  Kootenay m*er promiscuously, the government is Avilling to pay'thein for, according to the appraisement that will be  made by the Indian agent.  "An Indian is a queer being. Today he-  is happy and jovial to a wonderful degree;  tomorrow he is morose, sullen, and peevish. "When in this latter'mood nothing  can be made of him. lie is neither one  thing nor another. He forgets his best  friends and abhors his enemies to a degree  Of loathsomeness equal to the sight of offensive objects. An inordinate self-esteem  gains the nd vantage over him. which he is  not able to govern, ultimately leading him  to ruin. .The ostentatious, untutored and  superstitious Indian makes, even today,  a boast of freedom. But what does such  a life., amount to? i'ree he may be, but  continues the same for ages in dark ignorance and in self-flattering opinions. He  leads the.same predatory life and occupies  the same limitless wilderness only for the  purpose of hunting and fishing.  '"Anglo-Saxon energy and activity can  bo traced but a few years in this part of  the country, yet the growth and progress  oflocai events can clearly be seen and are  weil calculated to excite admiration.  "The progress of these events, Avhich  should afford the Indian peculiar satisfaction or amazement, has no effect on him.  He has no idea or .intellectual faculty to  appreciate anything grand or beautiful,  such as the railroad, the steamboat, the  huge dredge that is now on tlie docks  ready to be launched, the dyking outfit.  Various other things he sees whicli fail to  animate him. He looks upon such things  with a vacant stare : without emotion;  regarding fheinasa mat terof course; disdaining to give the palm to civilization;  tenaciously clinging fo his wild and superstitious inheritance ; preferring to roam  through the wilds of the wilderness; to  camp on the banks of some romantic  stream to tho quiet and comfort of the  homestead. His time is spent iff a wild  fantastic fashion, as of old, and in superstition to an extent that would open the  eyes of our modern spiritualists."  Has Not Dropped Far.  Much is heard of the bottom having  dropped out of Kaslo. While this is true  in regard to real estate", it is not true in  regard to the legitimate business enterprises that, keep towns alive. No other  town iu tin; Kootenay hake country is doing a larger volume  good  ' "'Bob" Jackson has' taken another contract to extend the tunnel on the Northern Hello, a Slocan mine under bond, to Dr. Kilbourne of .Seattle.' Or.  Ivilbouriio is'also the largest owner in the Lucky .Jim, a  claim that, in' likely to. turn out to'be a big mine.  A trestle foundation' in, a flume partiy  completcd, and machinery scattered along the road for  several miles in the present conditicn of the Watson  sawmill. On Monday, however, it start was made to get  the machinery through, and on the afternoon.of that day."  a team, managed to get the turbine water wheel up to  the mill-site,  There are all sorts of hotels in the Sloean country. Some that set up good grub and some tliat  don't; some that sell intoxicating liquors and some that  sell nothing but tehipernnuu drinks: some that have-beds  with spring mattresses and some with beds without mattresses ; but in only one is the traveller allowed lo camp  without money or without price, and that one i.-" Charley  Kent's at the mouther Cody creek. Mr. Kent i.s a millionaire mineowner, and is as hospitable as he is wealthy.  The Slocan Mercantile Company, iu  which J. Kred Hume, William Hunter, and w! C.Mc-  Kinnon are interested, has built a 2-story building at. Silverton, and will have goods on sale within the month.  Silverton is backed up by several of the finest showing.-  for big mines yet discovered in the Slocan country. The  Grady group, which is less than two miles distant, will  alone support a town of a thousand inhabitants.  The men avIio put their, money in the  steamboat on Sloean lake may never got. it back, but  they should get the freedom for life of all the (owns that  spring up on the borders of the lake, one of the inost  picturesque, bodies of water in the province. Without  the steamboat the mine owners in Slocan district would  today be either without, supplies or be paying prohibitory  prices for them.   From now on the boat will muke daily  trips between New Denver  the lake. .���."'���  Silverton. and the head of  Gorman West is building tin addition to  his temperance hotel at Hear Lake City.  The  postofiice at Kaslo handles more  letters than all the other oilices in West Kootenay combined. The one at Watson is kept open more hours in  the; twenty-four than any other ollice in the whole Dominion.    Its ollice hours run from l:lo a. in. to 11:15 p. in.  P. 'W. Scott of the Duluth  syndicate,  which is operating in Slocan district, i.s at. Nelson, where,  if he can get a suitable residence, he will remove his family fur the summer.        .;.."* ��M |  There are about fifty puck animals on  the Nakusp-Slocan trail and about the same number  strung out between the end of the Kaslo wagon road and  the mines and camps around New Denver. George W.  Hughes will have his whole outfit at work again within  a couple of weeks. lie has decided to remain on the  Kaslo route,: because of the expense of erecting new  stables and removing stock.and supplies to the Nakusp  route. There is more freight ollering than the pack  trains can handle.  A. telegram of-inquiry, to a business man  at Vancouver as to the Nakusp & Slocan liailway Company's immediate intentions brought no reply: hence  Tin* Thihiwi-* cannot give definite information as to  whether or not the contract for the building of that road  has been awarded.  There is yet a great detil of snow on the  mountains in Slocan district, and several of the trails  leading to the in iich will have to be shoveled out.-in  order to get in needed supplies. This would not".be necessary, however, if a road was built from the mouth of  Cody creek to either New Denver or to a connection with  the Kaslo wagon road, a distance of uot to exceed twelve  ���miles.  After jangling Avith the assistant com-  missioncrof lands and"works, Mr. Fitzstubbs. over the removal of the log buildings in the streets of Kuw Denver,  the people of that village have decided to get down to  work and remove their buildings at their own expense,  so that the streets can be made passable. A little more  public spirit und less dissension among the residents of  that village would go a long way towards removing some  of the dillicullics with which New Denver ha�� had to  contend.  .1. Fred Hume, W. F. Teetzel, George A.  iligelow, T. M. Ward. It, IC. Lemon, W. i'crduc. and  Captain Arthur Dick were among the Nel-on bu-iuc*,.-*  men and capitalists that took a look at New Denver and  Sloean district this week.  of business. Cor the  reason that no other town is made  the bast- of operations for the men who  are prospecting and developing mines.  Sew Denver is more favorably situated  than Kaslo asa supply point for the Slocan  mines, but the supplies tire not at New  Denver, and the mine owner and prospector must, of necessity go to Kaslo. The  Slocan trade, together with that of Banlo  aud Duncan rivers, i.s not inconsiderable  now that there are fully a thousand men  sea tiered over these three districts prospecting and mining, and the bulk of the  trade is handled by Kasln merchants.  Kaslo's bottom has not dropped so far as  to be beyond recovery.  The Kaslo Wagon Road.  Little of the $l(),000appropriated by the  government for the repair of the Kaslo  wagon road an* i JI be unspent by the time  Watson is reached. The rotid i.s hoaV in  good repair' to Bell's, about seventeen  miles from Kaslo tind two und a half from  Watson. The force of thirty-seven men  is in charge of .Scott McDonald, at one  time superintendent of the McCiuie mines  at Ainsworth. From Sproule's west there  was considerable rock work, andthere will  be at least half a mileof corduroying near  Watson. From "Watson to Three Forks  the trail is bad in spots: but a little work  done at the right time would keep it passable. From Three Forks down to New  Denver the trail is in good condition.  There is no gieater need lor ti wagon road  anywhere in the province than from  Watson to Sew Denver, with a branch  from Three Forks up to the mouth of  Cody creek��� in all about sixteen miles of  road. '  No Lack of Eulltlinff Material.  There are two sawmills on Slocan lake,  both in operation. One of thein is run by  water power, the other by steam. The  oik! run b.v water is across the lake from  New Denver and is owned by S. M.  Wharton. The other is at the head of  tin; lake und is owned by Hill brothers 6c  Co. The capacity of the two mills isabont  !.1.0(X) feet a day.' That of Hill Hi-others  tV* Co. has planing and shingle machinery  in connection. The sawmill is run iu the  daytime und the planer ami shingle mill  at night. The lumber and shingles are of  better quality than any ever turned  out on Kootenay hike, much of the lumber  being white pine. The shingles tire of  cedar and are the finest made m the piov-  inee. There should be no lack of building  material.-"  verton.  at  either  New   Denver or Sii-  Prospectors Strike It Rich,  no   better   prospectors  Four  Probably no uefier prospectors ever  struck a pick iu West Kootenay than the  four men who have made a find three  miles up the creek that Mows into the  south end of .Slocan lake. The discovery  was made week before last, and since then  two ledges have been uncovered, one a  foot wide, the other three feet. The .'Moot  ledge carries eight, inches of mineral that  assays 020 ounces in silver. It is yet too  early to give any other particulars. The  prospectors are Bill Springer, Tom Mo-  l-eod, .lap King, and Al Heelic.  m feS-Jt  fc__l___  ^______a_SJ___ii  TILE  TRIBUNE:   NKLSON, B.C., THTTRSDAVJlWliJ  ���;���;.  ISJI.3.  A portion of this New Townsite will be put on the market in a short time.  Nothing* need be said in its favor.   You have only to see it to be convinced  that it is the Town of all the Slocan District.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  Tin*: Tm is-    Tin-: Kaslo Fxamincr accuse  TIIK TlillU'NK u published nn Thursdays, by John     t'XrO of printing other people's ideas wi  llorsTON _ (.'<>.. and will be untiled lo subscriber.--  ou payment of Oxk IIou.au a year. No sub-eriplion  taken foi- less |hill  a your.  lll-Xil.'LAlt AllVKKTISKMKNTS printed at the following rates: One inch. i'M a year; Iwo inches,  Slid a year; three inches .*SI a year: four inehes,  SiMi a yt-ar: live inches. $Ml.') a your: six inches and  over, ill the rule of $l.:j<l an ineli pur month.  TIIANSIKNT AliVKKTISKMKNTS -JO cents a line for  lirst insertion and III cents a line for each additional  insertion,    liii-th,   marriage, and  ileitlh   notices free.  LOOM. OU It KADI NO MA'i'TKI! NOTIOK.S ."ill cents a  lino each insertion.  .1011 PlilNTlNU at fair rates.' All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst ol  every month: subscription, in advance.  AI>i>l;KS.S all communications lo  TIIK TKIKUNK. Nelson, H. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaH.AI.',   jI.I).��� Physician  ami   Surgeon,    liooms .'<  ���    and   I   I louslon  block.   Nelson.    Telephone  II'. "  R.VNDAl.l. II. KKMP. M.K.-Kxainines and rcporls  on mines and prospects. Twenty yeiii-s'eonliiiuous  ecperionce. Independent of any mine or wo.rks. Not interested iu the having or sidling of mines or prospects.  ______ii__   Lit. IIAUUISON, li. A.���iiarrisier and Attorney al  J- Law (of the province of New Mrun.swickl, Conveyancer. Notary Public. Conimissionei* forlaking Allidavils  for use in the Courts of Hrilish Columbia, ele. Oilices���  Second lloor. Sentt  building. Josephine HI.. Nelson. H. 0.  ��he grxilnnte   iuxk 22, isiw  out using quotation mark's.    No one  ever lie accused of stealing au idea  tht! Kx.'iminer.  li-  will  i'iiiii  THU1ISDAY  MOliNING  AN   UNJUST   ACCUSATION.  " Why is it that the (.'real, American He-  ���' public   is   never  magnanimous,    rarely  " even   jusl.   in   its  dealings   with   other  " nations?     Theoretically   it   might   not  ���" seem difficult to show that absolute self-  " government,   involving   the  choice by  " the  whole  people   of   those   who shall  " temporarily rule ever thein.   from   the  ���' highest ollieer to tho lowest, is the form  " most   worthy   of   free   citi/.ons.    I'it.c-  " tically there i.s much  in   the dealings of  ������ the  greatest   republic  on   earth   with  " other nations and   peoples which coni-  " -pares unfavorably, iu point of neighbor-  " liness,   to   say   nothing   of   generosity.  " with   those of   even  despotic   nations.  ".'- For "instance, the warmest admirer of  ���'��� the United States can hardly fail just  ������ now  to  blush   for  its law-makers and  "rulers, when he. recalls its attitude in  "several matters towards other peoples,  "there is,  for instance, the Geary  law,  " which has just been   pronounced-consti-  " tutional   by  the   highest  court  in  the  "union.    W'liere  in-all  modern   history,  ."apart at least from despotic Russia, can  " an instance be found iu which not only  " the first  principles of national comity^  " but  the   faith  of treaties,   has been so  " shamefully violated in legislation?"  The words 'quoted above are from the  Toronto Week, a Canadian journal of politics, literature, science, and arts, and  supposed to be posted ou questions which  it discusses in its editorial columns. That  the (iearytict is either cruel or unjust to  the Chinese or in violation of treaty obligations is untrue. The Chinese resident  iu the United States were deprived of no  privileges by the act in question. The  case is very clearly stated-by a writer in  one of the San Krnneisco papers,  tie says:  " United States of America we say :     . ou  " have come  here  under our   laws   and  "'treaties.     We do not intend   to  deprive  " you of tlie privilege of residence nor to  " lake from you property rights acquired  " ponding such residence, but we have re-  " solved that hereafter we will nob receive  "any  more of   your   race.     Heeogiii/.ing  "your equities  in the   premises, we give  " you the opportunity of making  perina-  " neiit  record of  our   indulgence;   but if  " you defy our laws, thereby  committing  " a crime and expressing your contempt  " as to whether   we grant you permission  " to stay or not, and decline to accept the  " privilege   extended   (because  it is all a | a  " matter  of  favor and   not a  matter of  " right), then  you   must depart.    The rn-  " I'usal of   the Chinese to accept  this op-  " portunity of in;iking a permanent record  " of their right to stay   here must be con-  " strued its an   intention  on their part of  " mingling with those who intend to come  " here, for   the   purpose of  deceiving the  " oflicers of flic law and making it impos-  " si bit; to know who is here of right.   The  '" law gave one  year's   notice   to theChi-  '��� nose now  here to accept this   kindness.  " or to determine to ally themselves to a.  " band of coolie-masters and slave-traders  "sometimes called   the   Six    Companies,  " and defy   the law.    They were advised  "in   advance tlmt  if their  intention was  " to   deiy  our  laws they must  take the  be  sent   back   to the  They   have elected  Thev tire confessed  Cultivating" a National  Spirit.  Canada   is sedulously cultivating a  national  spirit.    Such,a spirit   is in  reality  but a   larger form of esprit-  du corps.    It  ni.-iy be  cultivated on   behalf of a church,  or a. college, or a joint stock company.    If  is an outward   manifestation  of   friendliness and   good-fellowship:   it depends  a  little for its  warmth ou   the  existence of  outsiders: just as the interior of the earth  is supposed   fo be  peculiarly   hot  on   account of external pressure.   It is unreasoning but   very natural.    To  select  certain  traits, by  which a Canadian could   infallibly be  recognized would   indeed  be difficult.    The native-Canadian is a little more  American   than   an   l-higlishnian.  a   little  more   Knglish  than an   American.    Occasionally   he   would   pass   for   one or the  other. ' Hut this class composes a comparatively    small   part   of   the   population.  There are besides nearly a million French,  who are national enough for any purpose.  There is a large.number of English, Scotch  and   Irish, preserving   their  national   accents, and demonstrative in their patriotism, chiefly on the   festivals  of  their various  patron   saints.    We   have   even   a  large body for  whom   the  battle  of  the  Boyue  is  the   one   political   cult.    Then,  again,   there   are many   Americans   who  lia vo settled   here   ohiolly   in connection  with American money invested in Canada.  That so many elements should be able to  live together and   present an appearance  of   homogeneity   speaks    much    for   the  power of the custom house iu determining  the nations of the day.  High-Priced Mining Men.  Friends of V. -M. Clement, who acted as  superintendent of the Hunker Hill mine  tit Wardner during the CVeurd'A lone riots  of last .July, will be glad to hear of his  latest move. He has accepted a situation  tis "general manager of extensive mining  enterprises in South Africa, atastilary of  $20,000 a year and all expenses paid by  the company. Mr.. Clement is now in  Chicago, but will leave for South Africa  about July 10th. He goes out for two  years with the privilege of remaining  iongerat the same liberal salary. .John  Hays Hammond, also a member of the  Hunker Hill company, will go to .South  Africa with Clement. Mr. Hammond is a  mining engineer of international lame,  and will draw $20,000 salary "in the land  of the Zulu." Fnteusive mining operafions  will be undertaken by the capitalists who  have engaged Messrs. Clement and Hammond. ...-.������ ..:           A Laugh Raised at an Opportune Time.  A certtiin Irishman, having been challenged to light it duel, accepted the conditions after much persuasion. His antagonist, a'lame'man, walked .on crutches.  ���When the place for the shooting had been  reached, the lame man's seconds tisked  that he be allowed to lean against a milestone which happened to stand there. The  privilege was allowed, and the lame man  took his stand. The Irishman and his  seconds drew off to tin; distance agreed  upon, one hundred feet. Here Pat's courage suddenly failed him. ami ho shouted  to the lame man : "I've a. small favor to  ask of ye, sor." "What is it?" asked the  cripple. Pat answered : "I tould ye tlmt  ye might lean agin the mile-post, and now  I would like the privilege of leanin' agin  flu: next out!." The. laugh that followed  spoiled evorbody's desire for a light. and  the whole party went home without a  shot having been fired.  ho   front  porch   clear down   to  the  The stove must come down and  I rout t  street.  be put in the shed, and the yard must be  cleaned of dry grass, for it's time to clean  house and tlie devil's fo pay���and (he  front, window needs some new glass,  father, dear father, come home with me  now. and bring some bologna and cheese:  it's most 12 o'clock and there's nothing to |  cat I'm so hungry I'm weak in the knees. |  All the dinner we'll have to eat will be  cold scraps and such, and we'll have to eat  standing up, too. for the table and chairs  are till out in the yard -oh. 1 wish spring  house-cleaning was through! leather,  dear father, conic home with me now, for  ma is as mad as a Turk: she says that  you're a lazy old thing and thafshe proposes to put you to worlc. There's painting fo do, anil paper fo hang, and windows  ami casings to scrub, for it's house-cleaning lime, and you've got to conic home  and revel iu suds and cold grub."  THE  oily Sectional Boiler.  ll'nlenls ;i|>|iliL-d fur in (,'unadn nnil  0", S.I  A New Railway Under Construction.  Buy Befor^ tf?e /T\arf\et Ibises  In the RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  __._______?__   ALLOWED   FOE   O-OOTD   BT7:rX___i:_TC3-S..  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and R0BS0N.  Apply "for Prices, Maps, Etc., to  !  Frank Fletcher,  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.  THE CENTRE OF THE LARDEAU COUNTRY.  Land   Commissioner  Columbia &  Kootenay   Railway Co.,  ITELSON,  _3. O.  J  "W  X)_E_!_ESr"V"__t3_R  REVELSTOKE  -___nt:d     __T_4__HCTTS3P  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  ies . and . Gener  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shoo.  Kin" prices, etc., apply to.  Kaslo, B. C,  or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M. Co.,  Hull telephone Building. Ollawii. Ontario.  Pack Trains are now running from LARDO on KOOTENAY  LAKE to SELKIRK on TROUT LAKE, and in a short time  will be running from LARDO to HOUSES, or UPPER KOOTENAY LAKE. Shortest and best routes to both LAKES.  SADDLE   HORSES  FOR  HIRE.  to  _L___.BDO    TB____J_TSPO_RT____TIOJSr   CO.  LAEDO,   KOOTEITAY"   :L___.___:___,   _3. O.  (Notary   Public)  AND  (���oiise(|iieiicos and  Flowery Kingdom,  to  dol'y  the Inw.  i-Hiiiiiials/'  Palousers Retut'iiln g.  Wiillii(-r(I<l;il)()).Minci-. Kltli: ���Tlirsti-inly I  l-uturn of tin; cnii-jfr.-ints IVom tho I'iilonsi- ;  c-oiuifry who went tip to Alberta, one ol' j  the northwest districts of Canada, last j  year, should teach a gom\ moral lesson to j  those who are dissatisfied with their con- i  dition and seek to better if by mipri-nt-i11 j_r \  toa foreign conn fry. .Many of them put !  in a. season ol'nn usual hardships, and have j  paid dearly for their experience. II' a j  suitable climate, soil, and surroundings j  cannot be found somewhere in the 1'iiifed j  States, it is a hopeless task to attempt lo j  discover desirable conditions elsewhere. '���  'fhe return has boon so general, and the I  denunciation of the northern country so |  emphatic, that a quietus has undoubtedly  been placed on the Alberta craze in the  I'alouse country."  Double Dressed,  Single Dressed,  Shiplap, Rustic, Ceiling,  Flooring, Laths, Shingles,  ALL    DIMENTIONS    OF    ROUGH.  I III V11 IK"    bnllglll    till!  Sllll-I*    III"    till!   IlilVil.-S-SllJ U"ll|-(l   S||W-!  mill Company I am pi'i-piii-cil In furnish builders  wilh IiiiiiIm!!- nf tin; above lines.  Special Rates to Building Contractors.  GEORGE H.  KEEFER,  (.'tinier l.uko and  Ward strut-Is. Nnl.-nii.  J. R. MARKS & CO.  Real Estate and  Mining* Brokers.  ESTATE  (Kale from  Victoria. H. ('.)  PHO_TT   STEEET,   __:__.S31.0.  AfiKNTS   |.((l*  How the Scotch Flavor Their Stews.  Kitfht years aj^o in Kdinburjdi it was  the custom for a man fo walk through  the town every day at noon, brnrinf,' a  l:\rge shin-bone ol' beef. His cry was:  ������'f hree stirs and a wallop for a bawbee."  All the housewives had their vegetables  stowing for the family soup, and gladly  paid their bawbees for the privilege of  three stirs with the bone, which was supposed fo flavor the stew.  How's This?  ''father, dear father, come  home with  me now, for ma's #ot some carpets to beat.  She's''of all the furniture out in the road,  TOWN  OF SEATON.  Ollice in BANK BUILDINO, KASLO.  .1. WI I.I.I AM  COCKI.I-:  I!. -\. COCKI.K  COCKLE BROS.  Boat Builders.  Down the Grand  Stairway,  KASLO.  BOATS for HIRE.  Boats of Every Description Built lo Order.  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    Kl'-I'l-I-'SKXTIM*    Tint Confederation Ijit'it Association.  TlicPlnenix Kiru llisili-iimti; ('(iinpnny,  Tim I'ruviiluiil l-'iintl Ai-ttiilunt I'onipan-":  ALSO,  Tin: Snnil.v ('rol'l   l-'iiiinilry Company, iiitm* ('lioslt-r, Kntf-  IiiiiiI. liial'itrs nf all kinds of mining intntiiini.-ry, air  roinprttssni's, riittlc lircaktTs. stumps, oti*.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON", jB. O. _  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining tin; govoniinuiit lowiisiltt of Nitlsini,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rclialtt for IniiliiiiiKs (truitluil.   Tint best ri-sidcnlial  propi.-rly in Nelson.    Vnlm; sun: In inoritnsi:.  Apply lo  MILLINERY AND FANCY DRY O00DS  Till-: I.ATK.ST STVI.KS  IX  LADIES' and CHILDREN'S MILLINERY  A I.l. Ol! I) KUS 15V  1-O.ST l'UOJI I 'TI.V  l-'l I.I.KH.  W.  P. ROBINSON  (l)e-piily   Slit-rill")  LICENSED   AUCTIONEER  ��� NKLSON.   ll. ('.  Ain-tion sales inailt: al any point in West. ICootonay  (lisli'iol. Tou'ii lots and ininini^ i-laims lioii^lit anil solil  on itniiiniissiiMi. A general real esliite business t ranacleil.  Olliei: for tin: present, a I resiilenee, enrnel- Carbonate anil  Koolenay si reels. "  Indispensable to 'Prospectors!  .Messrs KirU & 1,'ileliie. Dominion anil I'rovitieinI lnml  surveyors of Nelson. Iiavi: publ sbeil in pm kei form ;ui  alislruel of mineral elniins reennlt-il iu tin; Sloenn miliii.-i;  ilislriet. .  Many elniins were taken up last year bv parties unable  lo niaUe the improvements ivipiireil bv law. Tbese will  lapse one year after ilalt: ul* record, flonbl less inniivnl'  tbese elaims will be found to be verv valuable, and tliere  will In-;i rush ti> i-i:-s|;il-(!-hum when lhev lapse.  This timely piiblie.-ilion K'ives Ihedate'ol" reeord, name  .ol loeator, and ileseriplion of eaeh elaini. It will be indispensable in pi-ti.spct.-t.iirs and tho.-.e interested in pros-  peeliuy; parties.  Thefos(, of .net lint,' the above informal ion respeel iutf  one elaim from llie Sliienn reeorder's would be ^renter  than Hit: |iriee ol'this book.  To mining brokers and all interesled in I ransfers of  mining propttrl itts it hasonlyto be known in benppieei-  aled. The priee bus hetn lowered lo j",'..'. lo ennble il. lo be  within the reaeb of all.  Apply In .Messrs. Oilkt!i-_ Wells. Nelson, or .Messrs.  Itieharilson _ Hi:alt:y. Kaslo.  .Iiiiin .M. Ki.;i-:i--i.:ii.  .I.\.mi-:s W. Skw.k.  KEEFER  & SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.    Iln vt: several liuntlreil eords of ^ntiil  wood,  wbittli  will be sold ul. reiiMinuhle priees.  I.KAVH   OKIlKltH   AT  J.   F.   Hume   <_   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nolson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  I'assen^'ers and   liii^K'in''   I ransferred   lo  and   from   the  railway dcpol and slttainlioal landing.    Kn-i^hl,  Inuiletl and job teiiiniiii; done.   .Stove  wood for sale.  TAX NOTICE.  Not i  reveni  ul my olliiT  ee is hereby i,'iveii Hint assessed and proviiieial  le taxes for I lit: year IS!l."t ore now due ami pnyiihle  olliee.  If Paid on oi* Before the aoth June  ed value of rent  WILSON  &  WIIil.IAM.SON....  ...I'KOI'RIKTOliS  I'rin ineial revenue lax S.'l per t-iipiln,  (hie-lialf of one percent on ibi: nsst  estate.  One-Ill iril of one percent on I lit: assessed value of per-  sonal properly.  Two per eenl on tl ssessed Milne of wild Intnl.  Oiic-liall'ol'oiie pel* eenl ou the income of everv pcrsiui  of lil'leen hundred dollars and over.  If Paid on or After tho 1st July  Two-thirds of one per eenl on I he assessed vnlm: of renl  estate.  One-half of tine  percent  on the assessed vnliie of personal properly.  Three-i|nailers of one per eenl  ou lhe income of everv  person of lil'leen hundred dollars and over.  Two nnil one-h.-ilf percent on the usscs.-ed value of wild  land. T. II. OIKI-'IN,  Assessor nnil collector soul hern ili\ isiou of  West Koolenay ilislriet.  Nelson. February l.'llli, IN'W.  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,    -:-  Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker, Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  ���\ircnt   I'oi'  N'ldsou  und   West   Koott:nay   District,  or le  INNK.S & RICIIAIill.S, Vaiieoiiver,  II. (:.  Ef\SJ  tl.   W.    ItllillAltDSIIN.  Nelson.  I!.  .1.   IlKAI.KY,  Kaslo.  Richardson a iw*m  REAL ESTATE  MINING BROKERS.  Ofllces in Nelson, Kaslo, and Lardo.  toe JP-A-RKiinsr to the  .   NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Conlniels laken for wiu-k at all points in West Kootenny  GEO. N. TAYLOR,  -A-KG-HZITEGT  Tlie Kootenay Country is SCO  Miles nearer the Eastern  States and Canada via Bonner's   Ferry   than   any   other  route.  and  U/ESJ  and  AND SUPERINTENDENT.  Plans,  Speeilicnl.ions  and   Detail   l)niwinf,'s   l-'urnMied.  Olllct::   .losepbine street, near Iliiker,  Nelson.  H.C.  LANGT0N W. TODD  ABCHITBCT  AND  GENERAL  DRAUGHTSMAN.  Comforl, iiutl nrlisl.it: cU'ec.l. Kuarunlee.d.  Iluililers'iinnnlities maile mil'.  1**1*4��� r��� t street. Kasln City.  Kniilenny, I!.*'.  S0_5^  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's _'erry with trains      i  On the I  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  Fur .Spokane. I'utfct. .Sound, SI. Paul, Chicago and  points in Ciiiiiitlu and Hit: I'.'ustcrn Slates.  l-'or fiirlher iufonniil ion apply lo tin: ollieers of the  boats on the llonuer's l-'errv run: lo .1. A. McNab. n-jcnl..  (freal Northern K'uihviiy, Homier's Kerry. Idaho; II. II.  SI. .lohn, K'-ncriil iiKttnl, Spol-ane, Wash.: II. A. .Johnson,  division pnsseiiKer ami I'rciKhl iixent.. Seatllo, Wnsh.; II.  (I. MeMickeii, Kuncnil uyuiil. I Palmer House block, Toronto, (Int.: or K. I, Whitney, K'tneral passenger anil  ticket iitfenl, Si. Paul, Minn.  APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given Hint thirly days nl'ler tlate I Intend lo apply to Ihe si ipentlary magistrate of West.  Kootonay torn license to sell lii|iioral. my hole!, known  as lhe llall'wav house, situate on lhe Niiknsp-Sloeiui  trail. A. II. ItlDSIIAI.ft.  Nelson, May. ISIli. 1SW.  I-S__us  *___wt?  -���^__?!  -s_-*��S  fc._.-^-*jgl7  mm  fes-.-s^'J  mm  ! fe*"-.*?^! __  THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY, JUSli  i%  1803  GENERAL    MERCHANT.  AGENT   FOR  I  ��  JAM OP  Capital  all paid  ���      up,     -  Sir  IlllNA 1,11  A.   SMITH   Hon.   (IKO.  A.  DIU.'.UMOXI).  10.   S. CI.Ol'STON   $12,000,000  6,000,000   President   Viee-l'rc-.iilenl  .Ceneral Manager  ANK OF  RITISH  OLUMBIA  isriiiriSOisi"  __K_visrc_3:  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        III! WC'IIKS  I.N   LONDON   (En/'land),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and ill He.- principal cities in Cunndu.  liny  and  sell Sterling   K.\c!iange ami   Cable Transfer.-.  lll-A.NT I'D.M.MI-MSl'IAI.  AN 11  TI'.A VIM.l.Klis' CKI'IHTS,  availiiblt: ill any pari (if tin: world.  nitA|."i's issri'u; i-oi.i.hitiiixs .MAi'i:; i*tc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  KAT!���: OK I N'T K HKST (al  |iresent.) .'��  Per Cent.  Brandies  (Incorporated b.v  l.'o.vnl Charier, ISli-i.)  Capital (paid up) ��600,000     .       $2,920,000  (Wit li   power  |o  inereasc.)  Reserve Fund   -   .-6260,000     .       $1,265,333  _0"____SOTSJ    BEANCH,  Cur. linker and Stanley Sis.  Nelson. li.C, Victoria. H.O.,  Viiiii-tiiiviii-. P..C., Nnuaiuio, !'..('..  New* Wesl iiiiuslcr. ]',.('.. ICaiiiloo|is,M.O.  ;iu i-'raucisco, Cain., I'orl land, Ore.,  Seal lb:.   Wash..   Tiit-oiiiii,   Wn-h.  IIKAI)  OI-'KK'K:  (In   Lombard sireel,   LONDON.  Kng.  Ag-ents and Correspondents  CANADA-Hanl" of Monlreal and branches;  Canadian Hank of Commerce and branches:  Imperial Hank of Canada und branches.  Commercial Hunk of Manitoba; and  Dank of Nova Scol.ia.  I'NITKH STATES    Agents Hank Monlreal, New Vork :  Hank ul" Montreal. Chicn.LCo.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On  ami  after January  1st.   1S!I.'I, Hit: rale of inlercsl on  deposit.-- will be :'i\ per eenl. until I'urthi-r notice.  "���_  THE   SILVER   QUESTION.  An  Able  Article  by  Senator  Woloott   of Colorado.  liiniitiii ions of sjimco in this ai-ticli* nec-  css.-u-ily I'xcludc illustration, roferoiice to  ant horitios, or- exlontlod aririnnent. and  sbatcnusnts niny seem <lo��"in;itu* bocniise  brevity prevents elaboration. W'ari-ant  and atit,lioi-i!.y. howevoi', are believed to  exist for every assertion made.  At: the outset it must be assumed, because il is true, that tlie advoeates of the  adoption of bimetallism by the United  ���Status are animated by an unselfish devotion to the public welfare as broad, as  lofty, andas ardent as the adherents of  any other .linancial policy. They do not  seek to build up one sei.-tion at the expense of another. No monopoly of patriotic desire for the well-being , of the  whole country exists in any portion of it.  The interests of the east and west are interwoven in countless ways, and must be  practically identical. Your capital has  made possible the development of our resources; our industry and courage have  opened a fertile field for your investments.  The far west���and I speak of the section  west of the Mississippi river���is practically  a unit in favor of the free and unlimited  coinage of silver, through international  agreement and adoption if possible, but  if not. then by the United States without  Kuropean co-operation..  The advocates of this policy arc? found  in all the political parties. They have, as  bimetallists, no necessary or natural aflil-  atioiis with the Populist party, so called:  not-are they to be classed wit-li cranks or  socialists. Adherence to the conviction  that silver should be restored to its old  position as a money metal i.s consistent  with a belief, as to other questions, in  Llie. principles of either of the great political parties. The vast majority of the  people cherishing these convictions are  solvent, intelligent, thoughtful citi/.ens.  to whom the national well-being and the  stability of our institutions are as dear as  life itself. They have no sympathy with  paternalism, or'with any movement which  shall rob human effort of the fruits of industry and ability.  ������Time ripens all things." A I'ew years  ago the advocate of free coinage of silver  was looked upon as belonging in the army  til' the long-haii cd. Today probably nine-  tentlis of the American people are convinced of the insufficiency of the gold  supply and the wisdom of bimetallism,  and there is hardly a writer on political  economy or a student of Una nee who does  not advocate it. .Men dilTorly widely, it  is true, upon the .vital i|itestion as to  whether the United States can safely embark upon the policy of I'ree coinage  without Kuropean co-operation, and as  to the wisest method of inducing other  nations to ,join in the re-establishment of  the two metals: but as to the desirability  of bimetallism there is little disagreement.  It is doubtful at this moment whether the  Brussels conference, the American delegates to whicli are gentlemen of great  ability, will reach any definite agreement,  but as mi educator of the public mind the  conference has done and will do incalculable good.  The people of the west are not governed  iu their demand for free coinage by the  fact that certain western states are large  producers of silver. It is true that the  mining indus: ry is a most important one,  giving employment directly and indirectly, to more than,a miljiou people, and  that'its destruction means vast disaster  to liian.y communities, railroads,and manufacturing enterprises; and the realization of this undoubtedly intensilies the  feeling of certain sections on the subject.  The west believes in the free* coinage of  silver because its people have been taught,  as has tlm whole civilized world outside  the money centers, that the stock of gold  in the world i.s insufficient for the needs  of the world in the transaction of its business, and that tho annual supjily applica  ble for coinage  by no means keeps pace [  with  the growing demands of commerce j  and   increasing   population,  the develop- '���  ment of vast areas of country, new indus- \  tries which   invention and  enterprise are ;  creating, and the infinite and constantly j  extending  needs for money as a  medium !  of exchange in  new communities remote !  from old   commercial   centers.    The gen- ���  era I fall of values during the past twenty '  years is attributable to the appreciation  .  in tho value of gold, owing lo its limited j  and  insufficient supply, and followed by  the general  deuioiietizat.ion   of silver by  some   countries   and   the closing of   the  mints of other countries to  the   further  coinage of silver.    This general and continued fall   in prices  benefits nobody, unless it be annuitants, of whom  there are  I'ew in  this country, and  is  the cause of  vast  suffering and   impoverishment  the  world over.    The  United States has suffered less than other countries, because of  the   additional   circulation    which  silver  purchases have a Horded us. but we share  in  the.depressiou because of the intimate  relation  of our   markets  with -those   of  Kurope. Someday, possibly after another  generation of further decline in values and  still  greater suffering   and   poverty,   the  wrong will be righted, and sil veragain assume its share in sustaining- the needed  volume of money.    We do not believe it  wise to wait the day of Kuropean consent.  Legislation  degraded  silver, as it would  degrade gold if it should be demonetized ;  legislation must restore it.  The legislation since silver ^vas demonetized, in the line of restoring its use,  pleases nobody, and is vicious iu that it  makes silver a commodity. The Sherman  act of 1890 increases the purchases, but the  storage of silver as bullion, uncoined, is a  menace to'Kurope, which fears it may be  dumped as merchandise on the foreign  market. Bad as it is. however, the Sherman act has been of infinite benefit to the  country. The increased circulation it afforded prevented widespread financial  disaster when the Argentine losses and  the Baring failure occurred. Since its  passage we have prospered greatly in  comparison with other countries, and its  repeal would mean further'financial em-,  barrassineiit.  The opponents of silver, on the theory,  probably, of giving "a dog a bad name,"  have laid every linancial trouble that has  arisen for years at the door of the white  metal. Por instance, existing- silver legislation, or the conditions which it has.pro-,  diicod. has no more to do with the present gold stringency anil gold shipments  than has the Behi-ing Sea dispute. II'we  Had only gold coinage, if silver was unknown in our linancial system, the gold  would go exactly as it is going today, and  as it will continue to go as long as and  whenever the ha lance of trade, including  the payment of coupons held abroad and  the ex|lenditures of Americans on the  ot her side', is against it  at present augmented  there is not even enough gold for Kurope;  and Russia, in contemplation of tin; possibility of future wars, ami Austria for  purposes of remonetization. are buying  gold iu the United States because they  can purchase it more readily here than in  Kurope. There is less gold in Kngland  than a few months ago. not withstanding  American shipments. Silver is dragged  into the consideration of the subject by  the assertion that if we had a stable linancial basis���which is presumed to mean if  we ceased purchasing silver -Kurope  would have confidence in us. which is now  withdrawn.and would reinvest the money  she draws from the country in our securities. The facts do not warrant the statement.  The great losses sustained by Knglish  investors in South America, followed by  financial disasters at home, and more recently in the colonies, compelled many  foreign holders to open their strong boxes  and realize on their American securities.  These securities, principally railway  bonds, are largely payable, principal anil  interest, i'n gold: others are payable in  lawful money. The securities returning  for sale mine indifferently in either sort,  and without reference to the material in  which I hey are paya.ble. There are millions of dollars' worth of American rail-  wav stocks, such as t linstock of the JYiin-  The dil'liciiltv is  by  the   fact  that  sylvanin. the New York, the New Haven,  and   the   Hartford,  and  other   dividend-  paying railroads, also held abroad.   These  stock's rarely come back", because the least  desirable   securities  come   lirst,   and   the  stocks often pay larger dividends on cost  than the railway bonds, yet thedividends  on    the   stock   are,   payable   "in    lawful  money,"   and    not   specifically    in   gold.  There is no distrust abroad   of American  securities or American standardsof value.  To this   may be added   the fact, which  any New York banker   will verify, that a  \'cw   weeks since,   when   Kngland    had a.  breathing-spoil after its   losses elsewhere,  a. renewed and healthy demand sprung up  for our securities, which   was checked apparently  by  the   Beading   failure,    it  is  somewliat surprising that silver   was not  blamed for  this fiasco.    The truth is that  the credit of the United   States is  of the  highest character.    The investing world  knows that its obligations areand always  will be sacredly redeemed, and   whatever  may be our linancial   policy, our currency  will never be debased or degraded.  An international coinage agreement  would be of incalculable benefit, but without it tlie United Slates, with free coinage  at the present ratio, would maintain the  purity of the metals. Gold would not  leave'the country, except as it would go  iu any event to pay our debts abroad, nor  would it reach a premium or be hoarded.  There is no stock of silver in the world to  be (.lumped in this country, nor is tho production greater than the need for it as  coin. France, with fewer resources and a  much smaller population, fought the fight  for the double standard successfully, and  maintained the parity of gold and silver  for seventy years. The United States can  maintain the integrity of the metals with  equal success, and until the other civilized  nations of the world, tired ol: the depression and suffering broughtuboutby an in-  siiflirient supply of gold appreciated far  above its normal value, will return to the  double standard of both gold and silver,  the production of which from decade to  decade seems limited by nature to the increasing needs of a growing world.  There must come, before many years,  the resumption of bimetallism in Kurope.  Its advent would probably be hastened by  action by the United States iu any one of  three ways: .  First. By the purchase of gold by the  United States. If the United States should  issue not lifty but three or five hundred  millions of bonds, and with the proceeds  should buy gold abroad, tho supply needed  in Kurope being already insuflicient, the  probable effect would be to compel other  nations, to .re-enforce the yellow metal  with the white at some parity. The people of the United States, however, would  never tolerate a loan for tlie purchase of  gold, anailchtion to the interest-bearing  debt contracted for such a purpose, and  the political party that -attempted, it  would be repudiated at the polls.  Second. The unconditional repeal of the  Sherman act would perhaps force Europe  to some adequate measure for the protection of its vast accumulated billions of silver now in existence as coin. Such action  would work incalculable injury to the people of tin; United States before relief could  come. The immediate repeal of all tariff  duties of every sort would bring about  not nearly so great a calamity.  Third. By the inauguration of the free  and unlimited coinage of silver by the  United States, ami the coinage of.tho bullied now in the treasury, silver would at  once return to its former value of $1.2��  per ounce ; the amount offered for coinage  would probably not exceed, if it equalled,  t he number of ounces now purchased, and  with the resumption of I'ree coinage! by  the United States and the establishment  of its value. France would soon again open  her mints to silver, and l.Jreat Britain, in  view of  the great India   interest, would  ing gold a, dollar an ounce? A.man once  in Australia was riding across the country  when his horse stumbled over a nugget  worth twenty thousand dollars, or thereabouts. Did that find serve to determine  the cost of gold? Nineteen merchants out  of twenty are said to fail. Would you  measure the profits of mercantile business  by those of two or three, of the great New  York establishments?  The sum of the la.bor and expenses incurred in thcse.-iivh for the precious metals  is greater than tin; value of the precious  metals produced, and this will be i.he fact  as long as .Mother Karth continues to hide  her secrets in her bosom, and as long as  the breast, of man is filled with hope.  The intensity of  feeling existing in the  west in'fa vor of the I'ree coinage of silver  can hardly be comprehended   in the east.  It is of  inlinitely greater  moment to this  great section   than  any other question of  governmental   policy, and   while it is unsettled, party cries sound small and party  ties have little strength.    Jf either of the  two great iiolitical parties would declare,  in favor of i'ree coinage!, that party would .  receive the overwhelming vote in many of  the new states.    The sentiment of a majority of the states of the union is in accord with the far west.    The south., which  is vitally interested, i.s  practicallv unanimous in favor of free coinage.    Tlie bogie  of the force bill still   dominated that section .during the last election, although its  ghost is forever  laid.    The  absurd platform and still   more absurd   leadership of  the  Populist party kept thousands from  voting   its   ticket.    Party   ties   are   sti"  sfrong,and welove the traditionsandcher-  ish the record of the party to which we belong. If. however, neitherpartyshall afford  the relief which the  people   believe they  need, and which they believe i.s consonant  with   the   best  interest of   our  country,  there will surely  come a time when from  out of the two  existing  parties a.  third  will conn; which shall unite the great west  and south in common cause.    Presidential  patronage is powerful and the bribe of ollice is alluring, but neither patronage, nor  ollice,   nor   party   tradition   will  forever  choke an intelligible and effectual demand  for the restoration of silver to its place as  a monev metal.  oeur d'Alene  Next Door to the Madden Hotel,  NELSON, B.C.  Mrs. W. C. Phillips,  PROPRIETRESS.  PRIVATE BOXES FOR LADIES.  The only Restaurant in Nelson that keeps  open DAY and NIGHT.  ERCHANTS  JOHN F. WARD  MANAGER.  FRONT STREET  KASLO, B. C.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  L  HOTEL  RESTAURANT  and LUNCH  COUNTER.  OPEN  DAY  AND  NIGHT.  BEN   EDINGTON,  PROPRIETOR.  Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing-,  KASLO, B.C.  probably follow with a measure recognizing silver to some extent, though perhaps  a limited one.  A western view  of silver   would   be   incomplete if  reference   were  not  made to  tiii!   silly    assertions    by    some   eastern  writers and speakers that the cost of producing silver is  something   far below its  market value, and this i.s advanced   as an  argument   against   its   restoration   as   a  money metal.    Almost since the world began men have spent their lives ami efforts  in the search for the precious metals. The j  prospector,   is hardy,   brave. hopeful, en- i  during"  privations, and   risking liis life in !  his work.    1 f he finds the  rich   pocket his j  fortune is   made.    Fifty   fail   where   one j  succeeds,   but   the  search   goes  on.    The |  hills and   mountains of the mineral-bear- j  ing belt are dotted all over with prospect j  holes and   shafts   which   showed   no pay  mineral;  there are vast   workings  abandoned   because   the   mineral   was too low  in grade to work, and   the   valleys   below  show scores of dismantled   mills deserted  because the process was unlit for the ores.  ! or because the mines had ceased to yield, j  I  When the pocket is found the profit Cora j  j time is often large, but fake every element j  j into   consideration   which  goes  into  thej  j cost of the search for silver and compare it j  ;  with the yield, and there i.s no doubt that  every ounce of silver  lias cost   more than ,  | its value.    A   I'ew  years ago  one  of the |  ;  placer mines in (Colorado yielded one hint- :  | deed dollars a day to the'man.    That par- j  ! ticidar gold cost less than a dollar an ounce  j to produce.  Near by there were hundreds  I of   men   working   'in other gulches   who  I  found nothing.    Was  the cost  of prodiic  Devlin & McKay, Props.  TIIK HKST OUIKINK.       TIIK HKST HKDS.  TIIK HKST OF KVKIIVTII1N0.  Drop in and  See Me.  Hot and Cold  Lunch.  rand Central  Corner  Front  and   Fourth  Streets,  KASLO,   B.C.  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS,  SlMtft: leaves Cfniiitl Omit nil for Watson. Bear Lillet; (.'iiy,  Three Forks, N'cu- Demur stlift till puinis in  l.jii! ICaslo-Slnean district,.  HE PALACE  HOTEL  Corner  Front  and   Fourth  Streets,  KASLO,   B.C.  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  hree Forks  HOTEL  E. C. CARPENTER, Manager.  ALL THE PRINCIPAL MINES in .Slm-iin ilislriet  i-it.ii lie rein-lied in from two In seven miles from Hiis  hotel, which is located ul Three Fork.-, on Carpcnler  i-reel".  THE DINING ROOM i.s miller llie imineiliale snper-  ililenileiiee. nf Mr. l\ Unwell, fiinnerly nf llie Windsor lintel. Unite. .Montana, and llie Holers linlel  Misso11In, Montana, who will see t.n il that Hit! cuisine  of the Three Forks is not excelled Iiy I hat of any  hotel in West  Kootenai",  SPECIAL RATES will he made for weekly hoarder-.  I'rivale rooms for traiislenl quests.  Bolander  HOUSE  Corner   Kldorado nntl   Sloean  avenues, opposite   ri.-enrtl  olliee.  \KW  DKN'VKIl.  East Baker Street, Nelson,  otel Victoria  NELSON  The VICTORIA is pleasantly  situate on Victoria street, and  is one of the best Hotels in the  Kootenay Lake Country.  MILLS & REVSBECH, Proprietors  TL7  j_  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  THE BAR  IS SUI'I'I.IKI)  WITH   TIIK   HKST HI."ANDS OK ADD  KINDS OF WIN'K.S. UQlXMiS, AN'I > ClUAKS.  TIIK    CI.OSKST    HOTKI,  in Nelson lo I he Steam- |  liu.it   I lint,'. i  TIIK liAl! ('AIMtlKSTHK  licsl Kinnds of l.iipiors  and CiKHi's.  Special  Attention to  Miners.  ^Mtenay  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  alley House.  Lardo  District.  THE ROOMS  ai:k convkniknt ami '  I'll.MFOKTAHU"'.  THE TABLE  TIIK   HKST   IX   TIIK  MOUNTAIN.-".  .irXITKlN  I.AHHO AM) I N'OWOI'KN' AND IlKADV  DUNCAN  HIVKIIS.        j Foil UISIXKSS.  Best of Accommodations.  A.   C.   PEARSON,   Prop.  ^HE GREAT NORTHERN  HOTEL  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  International  Corner  West Vernon   and  Stanley Street.*;  NKLSON.   E. 0.  COHNKI  OF SIXTH  AVKXI'K AND MAIN  STHKKTS.  I.AHHO. II. C.  Restaurant in Building on the Corner.  Bedrooms newly furnished.    A  share of Ihe puhlie |inl-  roiniLCe solieiled.  J. C. BOLANDER. Proprietor.  ""APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.  Xoliee is herehy niveli  I lull. I liirl J" (lays nflei* tlnle. we   ]   Is on  intend  lo ajiplv In I lit;  -I il-endiary iwtKislrale of WeM   i  Koolen.av ilislriet for a license lo sell liquor al our hotel  al lliinc.-in Cilv in snid ilislriet.       II. KltKK.SK _  CO. __     _  _._��_,  Duncan Oily. .I line S'lli. Hi". I   MALONE  Best of Accommodations.  IIATKS:   .*l..1!> TO .���?".' I'KI! DAV.  FINE BRANDS OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED  WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  ALLEN & GARVEY, Proprietors  he Tremont  East Baker St., Nelson.  if I he hcsl hotels in Toad  Moiiiiliiin ili-!i'iil. and  is Ihe lieuilqnarlers fin- pro-peelers anil  working  miners.  &    TREGIULUS.   Props.  First-Class in Everything^.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor i'or  Ladies, and the Rooms are Furnished Newly Throughout.  THE TABLE is not Surpassed by  any Other Hotel in tho Koctonuy  Lake Country, Being' Supplied  with the Best of Everything*.  JAS. DAWSON & B. CRADDOCK,  PROPRIETORS.  THE BAR  I.s Stocked with Choice Imported  and Poine.-i-  lle Win��-!i, Liquors  uiul  t!l���:irii.  _Sta  ��>.  ���ii ��� -r" _��� *r-    ,-x Tiff;  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  TIC., THURSDAY, .WNU .2-J,  180.1.  dorsad  at U/l?oIesaIe Oi?ly.  a 5p'^Gialty.  B^IE^IKSie,   ST_RB_BT3 ISTDBLSOlSr.  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS  ���lames Price. Ncl son ��� Mereliant lailoriiiK.  K. Al. Mel.end. harrisler, N'elson - Summons.  Provincial S-jrrul-iry. Vicl'iria -Notice dolhiini; bouiul-  urios of Lardeau mining diviViou.  \\". I'. K'obin-on, auctioneer. N'cImmi -Anel ion sale of  lionseholtl I'nriiit are. i:(e.  Trail .Mercnolilo('oinpany,Tr;i il -(loneriilmorchiindise.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The news item appearing in Till-; Tilln-  I'.VK of the Sl.li iiinliinl lo the eM'ecl. that, lhe famous Dri-  ard hotel of Vicloria had closed its doors and one nf its  proprietors had t;one insane was notu I'ael. as, iircnrdini?  lolhe personal ilems appe-iriiif,' in the Victoria dailies,  Lhe hotel seems lo he tioiiiK its ii.iiiul ainonnl of linsiness.  All*. Ilodon. one of the nropriolors, is sick, but his frientls  hope lo see him aroiiml in a short lime. In these days, a  man l.hal can j,rot three menls a day al the Driaril is better oil'(.hue Hit! ni.'i.'i u"lio f,'ets three month's board at.  some of the hotels in lhe Koolenay country.  The Dominion Day celebration eoniinit-  lee have lei a conlrnol for the erection of :i IflxSU daneinjf  pavilion al. tin: corner of Baker anil Stanley streets.  Cenrl.-hoiise contract or McPhee will do Lhe work.  W. C Van Home or'the Canadian Pa-  eilie and D. O. Corbin of the Spokane & Northern are lhe  only ureal railway presidents l.hal, ever visit N'elson. The  latter came in on Satnrtlny. Look a look ul Llie Nelson end  of the. XcImiii & l-'ort riheppartl, and left for the south on  Sunday, lie was nol. interviewed. Iherefore his opinion  a.-, lo lhe prohalile population (if Nelson wilhin six years  is not known. Hut one thing is known: Mr. Cumin is  nol afraid lo invest a few of his surplus dollars in mineral  claims in West Koolenay.  .Married, at the Hotel Sloean. Kaslo. on  Wednesday, the "Jist, instant. Francis Arthur Heap to  AlUs Kiiiinii llealh. llev.Mr. Ho^ersof N'elson ollleiatinx.  Within an hour after the ceremony was performed Mr.  and Mrs. Heap were on their way to Hiu .Iain on Duncan  river, where Air. Heap is engaged iu business. .May die  yuunt; couple haveall the blessings and all tne prosperity  that can ctiine to thein from a good Uod and a good  eountry.  "The Ivaslo ^V'll^^l���t'ap���e. Storehouse 6c  JI ray ago Company. Limited Liability." of which John  AL liurke. William Haillio, and C. W. AlcAnn tire lhe  provisioniil directors, is authoi-iy.cd to tin business at  Kaslo under the provisions of I he "Companies' Act. ISOU."  The company already has a wharf well under way.  Revelstoke is to have a new newspaper,  and it is lo he run by a company, of which Frederick  Fra-er. W. Cowan. II. N. Coursicr. and Charles Lind-  mark are direclors. Tho eitpital stock is *?.*>()0(>���jusl one-  lenth the amount needed to establish a uood paper on a  piiyinif basis iu a town Unit already, has a well-conducted  and linauciully-Militl newspaper.  The hospital building is under way, and  within sixty days it will be ready for the reception of the  sick, with or without money.  The building" in  the rear of the Bank of  British Columbia has been raised lo the street level, and  when overhauled will be used for the general oilices of  tlie Columbia S*   ICootcnay Steam Navigation Company.  The dog  poisoner has again got   in his  deadly work, and. as usual, only the useless dogs escaped  with   tiieir   lives.    Some  twenty   in  all   were  poisoned,  among (hum Air. (Sillin's "Alack" and Air. Tolson s ".lock,'  both highly prized by I heir respective owners.  The graders are making a showing on  lhe Nelson end of the N'elson & Fort Sheppard railway,  as can be seen hy Inking a trip down the outlet to Five-  Alile point or up Col I on wood Smith creek lo the summit.  About olll) men are al work.  II. .J. Scott, general agent of the Hamilton Powder Company and one of Ncl-on's heavy real estate owners, came in from Victoria this week." He was  "highly pleased "atlhe progress madeou the tine business  block that is being erected on his lots at the corner of  Haker and Josephine streets.  ���Many  inquiries  are   made as  to  when  Perry's mining mapof southern Kootenay will he on.-ale.  A letter from Itand. AIcNally Ac Co. of Chicago, who are  doing lhe engraving and prinl ing. says, in eH'cel. thai the  map is the linest piece of work that they have ever undertaken, and that it will rc(|iiire fully live weeks more  iu which lo get the plates ready. The maps should he in  Nelson b.v August l.-t.  Whilst there i.s comparatively little real  property chnnging hands at Nelson, there is considerable  doing in the way of erecting new buildings. Fully twenty  buildings, niosily residences, are under way. Among  tlie business houses may be mentioned a brewery, a  bakery, a cigar store, ami a steamboat company's gen-  oral ollice building. Vet, with all lhis, N'elson is so quiet  thai the average old-timer longs for a return of the days  when the only hotel iu the town was John Ward's big  lent anil the only lockup a tamarack tree.  The Nelson Sawmill Company will furnish the lumber for the new court-house at'Nelson.  The ladies of the Methodist church will  creel a pavillion on the corner of Haker and Josephine  M roots, at which refreshments will be sold on Dominion  Day. The money realiz-ed will be Used for erecting a  church parsonage.  A. L. Poudrier. a civil engineer well-  known in Wesl Kootenay. was married lo Miss Kale llee-  gan al Victoria on Sunday l.-isl.  The Ivaslo wagon road should have more  t urunul-.   Teams cannot well pass on an h'-fool roadway,  tin out: side of which i- an almost perpendicular aoclii iiy  |  ���-union Ihe other au almost perpendicular declivity.  Charlie Olson of Ainsworth was in Nelson on Tuesday. As Air. O son is one of Ihe oldest old-  timer-, in the lake country, having been a resident of  oil her Ainsworth or Nelson district's since INtfl. he is entitled ton l-liue jiaragraph in Tin-: Tkiiii'm-; every lime  he -how- up in Nelson.  (<'.    V.   Holt,   manager   of   the   Nelson  branch of I lie Hank of Hrit i-li Columbia, look a trip out  In Spokane this \M-ek. The biggest thing be saw there  wu- Ihe iiowcr-hou-o and plant of the Klrctric Light &  I'ower Company.  Charles Kossof lii.-thbride. Alberta, was  in N'n-oii on Wednesday looking for au opening for a  livery stable. He left for home on Thursday, intending  toi'cLurii to Nelson as soon as he could make the necessary arrangements lo procure stock, buggies, elc.  The Kaslo sports are coining to Nelson  on Dominion Day " loaded" to back their fa vorites in the  horse races and the Kaslo team in the tug-nf-wur.  The    Kaslo   Kxaminer   "steals" all    its  local news from Archie Fletcher's bulletin-hoard.  The  provincial   policemen stationed at  Iva-ilo iirt: all elllcienl ollicers. but they might put in less  of their time al Holland's variety theatre, which is one of  the most orderly resorts in thai one-lime wicked city.  T. C Brainei'd of .Montreal, president of  the Hiiinillon I'owder Company, is at N'elson, paying a  lirst visit In n section of the Dominion in which thousands  of tons of his company's powder is sure lo be used iu the  near fill lire.  K. II. Atherton has a full slock of everything reipiircd  by prospectors and miners al his store. Will son, M. (.'.  Save monev and purchase vour outfit from K. I'.  Atherton. Watson. M.C.  Tht! best bacon and ham iu Ihe lvootenay district al K.  I'S. Alliertons. Wnlson. II. I".  One car Hour in sloi-e al K. I!. Atherlon's, Walson.  TAILORING  I would respect I'll u lly invite gentlemen loan  early inspeelion of my selections iu Woollens  Soil ings and Trouserings". My price- will be  found nioderale: I make il a point, lo keep  I belli as low as is consist enl wilh good material, d'ood workmanship and the care anil  attention requisite to gel up salisfaclory garments.  ���t_a__m:_3]s price,  Nerchant Tailor,  N'KXT TO I'OSTOFFIC.K.  NKLSON", H.O.  W. .1.   WILSON.  w. I'Kitni'i:.  WILSON & PERDUE.  EAT Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and  sleam-  hoafs with fresh meats, anil deliver same al any mine  or landing in   Ihe   Koolenay  Lake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  Auction Sale.  Household Furniture.  An auction sale of household furniture, etc.. will he  held in the Carney _ Barrett hlock. Wesl Haker street.  N'elson. on  Monday Afternoon,  June 26th,  at 2 o'clock, slim*]). Parlor furniture, comprising handsome suites; Ilodrooin Furniture: Tables: Chairs: Hrus-  sclo Carpets and Japanese Matting. Also large quantities  of other goods. All the goods offered is new. and will he  sold without reserve.   Terms of sale, cash."  W. I'. ROBINSON'. Auctioneer.  Nelson. June-Jist. 1S!W.  lately oinaiiicu j augments  in  uns uonnrauic court  ror  $ll_i.M) for wages due them for work and labor dune in.  on. and around said  l.e Hoi mine and for damages connected therewith and costs of suit! .judgnieius.  Dated this lillh day of .lime, A. I).. lSltt.  (Signed) T. II. (IIFFIN.  Registrar of County Court. Nelson. B.C.  F. M. Mel.Htm. Nelson. B.C..  Solicitor for Frank lliilpin and Harry Bailey.  <W��&  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that the following additional  Mining Recording' Division iu the West Koolenay Klcc-  toral Ilislriet luis iieeu established, namely:  S. I.artleau���Daniel A. I.aniey. Recorder���to comprise  all the land on the l.ardo Kiver, commencing al it point  eight iniles from where thesaid river leaves Trout Hake,  and nn -ill the streams Mowing into such portion of the  l.ardo Jtiver, and on all the streams ami rivers flowing  into Troul Lake anil into the Columbia Kiver, Upper  Arrow l.ake, between Ali-ololex River and Half-way  (.'reek, except ing the hunts on Fish Creek lying north of  Battle Creek, and on the streams flowing into said Fish  Creek above Battle Creek.  Notice is also given that the limits of the Ut-velsloke  and llleeillewael. Milling Recording Divisions, as delined  on the iltb tiny of December. USUI, and the Ith day of August. IS!l:J. resiiectivly, iire altered by occluding (hose portions of the divisions now contained within the aforesaid  Kardeaii Division. A. OAMI'BKU. IiKDDlK.  Depulv I'rovineial Sccrelarv.  Provincial Secretary's Olliee,.'ill! h May. ISM.  NOTICE OF SALE OF MINERAL  CLAIM.  (I'nder Section Sil of Hie .Mineral Act.  ISill.I  Kugcnie Augusta Lewis having failed lo pay her proportion of the assessment work done ou the London  mineral claim, situale on Toad mountain, in Nelson mining division of West Kooleimy district. British ColuiiiIda.  her undivided one-half micros!, in .-aid claim, or as much  (hereof as will pav the amount delinquent (Ili.lNI) together  wilh the costs of sale, will be sold lot he highest bidder, at  public auction, ou Thursday. -Inly -'iilli. IMI.'I. al ".' o'clock  I'. M. The sale lo lake place in front of Ihe mining  recorder's oilier at Nelson, British Columbia.  ItOBKRT Vl'ILL. co-owner.  Nelson. It. ('... .1 inn; i:��h. i.x:w.  Broker's Notice  From and after July 1st the undersigned will be prepared to attend to all consignments of goods and chat tels  held at tlie Out port of Nelson. B. C. for payment ol ens-  1" "a HAMBER, Nelson, B. C.  APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.  Notice is herein* given Unit thirty days 11 iter dale I intend lo upiilv to the stipendary magistrate ol \\ est  Kootenay for a license to sell liquor at my hotel id  Frederieton in said district. DAVID T. MOIllCh.  Frederic!on. June llth. 1MW. _  APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE.  Notice is herein* given that thirty days after dalel intend to aiitilv lo the si ipendiary magistrate ol Wesl Knot-  enav district for a license to sell Honor al, my hotel at  Trout Lake Citv in said district,    \\ . S. THOMPSON.  Troul Lake Cily, Juneilth. IS'I.'I.  yt.i  CHEMISTS  AND  DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stool* of the leading linos of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  -���"cj  s.V<a  Central Office,  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  A large ami complete slock of  WALL PAPER  FURNMBE 5 PIANOS  AND UNDERTAKING.  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE   STREET,   NELSON.  AVENUE A,  NEAR THIRD ST., KASLO.  Carry full lines of all kinds of  I-tirniture for residences, hotels,  and  ofHees.    Mattresses niatlo to  order, and at prices lower than  eastern and coast manufacturers.  _i_^___]K)C_E_c__^__isr_rs_  p^sj I Carpets, Dress Goods, Prints, Laces, Cottons, Gents' Fur-  !: nishings, Wall Paper, Fishing Tackle, Glassware,  Lamps, Dinner Sets, Hardware, Paints, and Oils,  Groceries, Flour, Potatoes, Etc.  JOHN A. TURNER, Manager,  East Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C.  FBOJSTT   STBEET3  E_ASLO.  is, Boots lees, (xpoeeries, Hardware, Iron and Steel  i  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  TIII'V  ARK  ALSO AGKNTS  KOK  Evans  Pianos and Doherty Organs  Our second eoiisigniiiunl, has arrived, and il, continued men's tiiriird I loiiKolii gaiters and hahno-  rals. men's dongola and carpet, slippers, lhe cele-  hrated 77 halmoral for men's medium wear, a line  men's CI. W. Itus.-ia tan pointed toe. Two line.-of  youth's halmoral-". yootl lookers and good wearer.-.  A beautiful line of Misses' jjfi-ain ������e.linnl hoots.  .Men's checked ciinvii's for the ilnslj* sea-on. Our  porpoise, rille. silk, and Hat Iaees, hlaekintr kits,  cork and premier insoles are also here.    .More to  UEMAI & TAYLOR.  Kiiker street, ut cast end of hriilye. Nelson.  Sheif and  Heavy Hardware,  Stoves, Ranges, Tinware.  Coal, Iron, Glass,  Powder, Fuse, Caps,  Steel, Nails, Paints, Oils.  Lumbermen'  and  Blacksmiths'  Outfits  in   Stock.  ZEniROHSTT   STREET,   __CI___S_1.03   IB. O.  i  i  and SUMMER  SXJITING-S.  _T.  J\   SQTTIJR}-,  n_r__i?.c_3:_v_Nr_? tailoe,  has received his slock of Spring and Summer Suitings,  and is prepared lo turn out suits as wel. made ami  stylish as any  Morehanl Tailor in ('.inaila.  Hiiker street (iusl wesl of the hri<l";o).  N'eNou.  __a/  SIocanTrading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  K=^S5iS^"^J^^550S_2_^_^-**a  The conipiiny's A 1 pa<^eiij,'er und freight steamer  W. HUNTER  (l. I.. KSTAIIIIOOIC .Master j  I.K.W'K.-s   NKW   IlKNVKI!   daily   for   Silverlon   (l-'iuir j   JL  Mile t'il VI end hi'.-iil of Sliiciiu lake, rcl iiniinj: I" New   ,  Denver Iiy i; I'. ,M.  l-'f)l! IIATKS iipplv on hoard.  �����'. I'. Mt.'KINN'ON. Secretary.  .1 iitu.-. -Msl, IWI.I. Silverton. li.C.  !   I  I ' I  4BS__H^fi__0_B_l  f     r       i  B_C_E9E9_H_-__3|  i   !  I   !  I  I  b_g___s__7  i  A  FOR SALE.  Lot ii block 7. Kast Haker street. N'elson. with H story  house. ICenls for .*.'!:( a moiitli. I'l-ieu. SliilKl: one-third  cash, halanee iu H, (i, mill !l inniiLlis at S per eenl interest.  Two lots on Main street. Trail Creek, with building  suitable for a hotel. Price, SWK); half rush, balance in :<  and li months at X in��� cent interest.  Lots I and '< block IS Trail (Jruek. with :i-rooni house  furnislietl. Price. So ill; half cash, balance iu ;> and li  iiionlhs at X per com lnlerest.  Apply lo JOHN  lim;.STON & CO..  Ifouslon block. Nelson. II. (;.  ______i_T__sroxTisrc_T_]  orks, Newspapers  Office Supplies, Stationery, Music, Etc.  Do you want a heavy or light flannel shirt; or  a pure silk or silk-mixed shirt; or a percale  shirt; or a white dress shirt; or a pure white  flannel shirt; or anything in the way of collars  and cuffs?   If you do call at the postofiice store.  SOUTH KOOTENAY BOARD OF TRADE.  NUTICK  III.- UI'AICTKIil.V   MKKTIXIi.  Thi! second quarterly meeting of the South lCoolumiy  Hoard of Trade will be held at. the Hoard of Trade room,  Houston block. Nelson, on Mondiiv, .Inly Kith, I'M, at 2  o'clock P. M. UKOIKIK A. Iilli I0I.OW. secretary.  Nclsi June Kith. IWI.'I.  prospectors' supplies,   big JAM, DUNCAN RIVER.  TRAIL, B. C.---The gateway for Trail Creek's rich Gold Mines and the chosen site  for the Pyritic Smelter. We are bringing in goods from Canada and the United  States, having the best transportation facilities of any .own in West Kootenay  District, we cannot be undersold. Miners' Supplies and General Merchandise by the  pounj or ton. AL��X LYNCH,  Prospectors' Outfits a Specialty. JAS. M. STEWART.  f    i"T!,K7J,'r_'j?  S$ip��_^^  ���r __-_���   _ +m  ��*?!__ *_i  CJJ_.. tffM  ������* _*"; :*'J  *:i'jf;,"-*_  FT ���*-a-_f  S!.|V   '*��� .1  .;W'"V,"'i  ��� U'm i tf ������<������ vl

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