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Array East anb Til est Kootenay  Have   Belter Showings  for Mines than   any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  (Capital anb Brains  Can   Both' be   Employed   to   Advantage  in  the  Mining  Camps of East and  West  Kootenay.  FIRST  YEAR.-NO.  _1  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA,. THURSDAY,   MARCH   10,  1893.  PRICE .TEN  CENTS.  Tho, Si Ivor King mine, six miles south  of Nelson, has been sold Lo .a. Scotch  syndicate, in wliich I'Yanklin FaiTel ol'  Ansonia, Connecticut, is one of tlie  largest stockholders. Tho price paid is  not yet known at Nelson, but the sale  without  is made  now be  believed  'm  to  it,"  be  a.  doubt.     Nelson   will  as   the   Silver   King  is  one   ol"    the   gieatost  silver-copper  mines  over discovered.  THE   SIJ-VBR   QUESTION.  A Live Issue in the   United   States, and Soon  "Will be in Canada,  Tiik Thimu.vk  has  from  time  to  time  commented on the statements  made  by  eastern papers,  that silver was being produced at so small a cost por ounce that it  should not be used as money, the stand  being taken that it was impossible to arrive at the actual  cost of producing an  ounce of the white metal.    This   view   is  the one that is also taken by nearly every  prominent mine owner and mine superintendent in tlie west, as the following from  the Salt Lake Tribune of the 2nd instant  proves.    The silver question  is a live issue in the United States and soon will be  in Canada if the chartered banks continue  their robbery of depositors by discounting American silver 20 per cent, when Lhe  silver can be readily shipped  by express  to    neighboring   banks   iu    the    United  States at a cost of less than  li per cent".  It is the banks, led by the great house of  Rothschild,  that are conspiring against  the use of silver as money, and  there is  but one motive for  the conspiracy,  and  that is the enhancement of the value of  gold, which must surely be the result if it  is made the single and only standard for  the issuance of  money and payment of  debts.   The   Tribune    article    below    is  worth reading:   TIIK  COST  OF SIl.VKH.  Iu the San Francisco .Miningand Scientific Press of February 2.")th we find an article on United States senator Stewart's  showing iu the senate as to the "cost of  mining silver. Senator Stewart sent a  request to a great many people in the  west some two months ago, asking their  estimate on the cost per ounceof mining silver and presented the replies to the  senate. The Press gives samples of the  mighty mass of testimony which we condense as follows:  Ex-senator Tabor of Colorado estimates  silver to cost $1.50 per ounce.  Ex-senator Kill of Colorado believes it  costs.more than $1.29 per ounce.  W. C. Wynkoop of Denver thinks that  every ounce -produced lias cost on an  average $2.(K).  YV. F. Keinert of Denver places the cost  at from $.1.50 to $1.75 per ounce.  Louis A. 'Garnett of Sail Francisco estimates the cost of Comstock silver at $1.50  por ounce. > '.     .  S. Wenban of San Francisco, while saying that he can produce silver from hi.s  mines in Nevada at 03 cents "per ounce,  thinks that all the silver in .Nevada has  avei'aged-not less than ���$1.30 per'ounce.  The leading superintendents of the  Comstock, William E. Sharon, James II.  Kinkead, D. 1$. Lyman, A. J. McDonald,  s E. Boyle, and C. C. Thomas, put the cost  of .producing an ounce of silver on the  Comstock today at $1.37.  11. H. Colcorcl, governor of Nevada, puts  the cost of all the silver produced in that  state at over $1.50 por ounce.  Surveyor-genera I J. E. Jones of Nevada  estimates it at. from $1.50 to $2.00 per  ounce.  Commenting upon this, the Mining and  ..Scientific Press cites the case of Mr. Wen-  ban and says, "lie has made a-great for-  ������ tune out of legitimate silver mining,  " without the speculative feature. lie  ���'. has looked after.the business himself as  "a limn would any ordinary business."  And continues: '"The report of this com-  '��� mittee will be held up for years as one  " to discourage . mining investment.  " Among other things it includes gold  '��� mining -us uuprolitablo. California,  "alone produced $1,270,000,000 in gold  " and it is absurd to say it cost that."  in regard to the above statement of the  Press, that the above is liable to discourage inv,estine.it in silver mining, it  amounts to nothing. There is no possible  encouragement to engage in silver mining  at present prices. There is a saying older  than the discovery of silver in the Coin-  stock, that "it takes a gold mine to work  a silver mine." As to Mr. Wenban, avIio  the Mining and Scientific Press says has  made a great fortune out of legitimate  silver mining without the speculative  features; that he has looked at'tor theniines  himself as a man would any ordinary  business. Every word of that is true, but  that is not all. He worked at his great  mine about twenty-live years before he  knew whether or not he would come out  with a fortune. Some years he -made a.  great deal of money. At other times he  was so poor that he had to borrow money  from his near friends to keep-'the mine  going at all. He continued to.wor'-: that  way until he reached a depth of about  1200 feet. His vein had been broken iu  places and he was very much discouraged,  and had but very little money after his  twenty-five    years'    work.     Then    the  thought struck  him,  or   some   one   connected with him, that it would be a; good  idea- to go to  the lowest level and drift  east, or west, we do not remember wliich,  anyway  iu  the contrary direction  from  wliich '   the     vein    had      pitched.      At  sonic distance beyond, the  ground   that  had been worked  a great vein  was penetrated.    Then  the   workmen  were taken  off and set to drift on  the level 1(X) foot  higher,  and   the   vein   was   encountered  again in place, and so level after level was  explored until near tho surface, and then  Mr. Wenban discovered that away back  in tho immemorial   past that the top of  his vein had been broken oil', and that ho,  through   the:   watches   of   a   quarter   of  a   century,   had   been   working   on   the  fragments      thus ��� distributed     in   -the  fissure,    and     that     by    a.    mere    accident he had found the vein after till that  Lime.    Mis former "work  had  thoroughly'  opened     tho     ground,    so     that    since  then there has been nothing to do but to  stopo out the ore, run it out, and hoist it..  Tho statement iu the senate that silver  costs on an average as much as $1.2!) per  ounce will not discourage silver mining in  the least, because there is just such a hope  in every miner's heart as kept the heart  of Mr." Wenban   warm   through twenty-  live years,���that  today or  next week or  some time pretty  soon he will  strike it  rich.    Indeed, silver mining in the United  States is one of   the   infant   industries.  Men engaged in it after the Comstock was  found, in" I&")}), in a wild scramble.   Men  who  were   not   miners,   men  who  knew  nothing about geological formations or in  what rocks silver might bo found joined,  and  did  it  with  the  full  understanding  from the start that nine out often of them  would certainly fail.    They the work pursued just as faithfully as twenty young  men make love to the belle of a town, ail  of them   knowing  that she cannot possibly   marry   more   than   one  of   them.  There   is   a* faeination   about   it   which  enchants   ���.men..    There    is    a.    feature  often    attached     Avhich    is    like   stock  gainbliug iu wheat, in cotton, in coal oil,  in railroad stocks, and in anything else.  The effect of the testimony sent to senator Stewart will simply be a strong argument that when an ounce of silver was  fixed at $1.29, it was as close an estimate  as could pos.sibly-be-ma.de by the experience of men in Spanish". America-, of the  cost of producing silver.  ,  Notwithstanding the assertion of the  Press that the $1,270,000,000 in gold whicli  California had yielded did not cost that  amount, we have only this to say: That  50.0(H) men, working at $2 per clay, working 300 days in ayear, anel working forty  years, would earn wages which would  a mount to $1,200,000,000. We believe that  that many men have been at work searching for gold and mining gold in California,  for forty years. Furthermore, during the  first ten years when mostof them" were at  work, ordinary wages were worth $5 per  day. In addition to that the expenses of  turning rivers, paying for machinery,  tools, powder, and mining supplies must  be added,-and when all this is done, we  think if the Press editor will look at tho  figures he will hesitate to deny point-  blank the conclusion of a great many better miners than himself, that the gold of  California has cost all that it has brought.  INCORPORATION  Now Hinges Solely, on the Amount of Property Registered.  C.'!_. Perry, of the incorporation committee, is in receipt of letters from the  gentlemen who took au active part in incorporating the town of Vernon: and,  judging from their tenor, the people of  Xelson will have no trouble in obtaining  the incorporation of the town if only'onv  half of the property assessed is registered  in the land office at Victoria. A search of  the records will be made at once, so that  incorporatian can take place before the  1st of June. Treasurer Applewhaito has  obtained-subscriptions aggregating $202,  with whicli to carry on the work. The  subscription list is still open. and. those  wishing to contribute can do so bv calling  on Mr. Applewhaite or at Tine Triiu'xk  office.    The following is the list Lo date:  A   FUNNY   LETTER  From    an    Unknown,    but    Funny,    Man   in  Kaslo.  To  tiik   1-i.adi-Us  ok Tiik Tuihunk:  The last edition of Tun Tkiih/nk contains  a  parti-colored account of a scarcity of  whisky iu ivaslo. The fact is not doubted,  but it is due the general public that the  reason for the scarcity should be plainly  stated.    When' it became known in Kaslo  that the president of the Board of Trade  aud the editor of Tiik Tkiijuxk had both  left Nelson and started upon a pilgrimage  over the ice toward civili/.a.tion, the first  and most natural thought which occurred  both to private,bottle-keepers and sa'Ioou-  nieu  was:    "We must hide our  whisky_  now."   This Avas done; and  when, later"  on,  two dilapidated  toughs showed  up,  bearing,   'tis  true, some  resemblance  to  human  beings,  Kaslo  was  piepared   for  the emergency.   A. supply of gold  cure-  had been obtained, but Lhe difficulty of  administering   it   had   to   be   overcome.  This, however, was effected by taking the  editor of Tun Ti.ilUJNifl to the "club" of  which a  leading bookkeeper is steward,  where   a   single  meal  was  all that was  needed to "fix" him, so that the antidote  was  taken   without his knowledge of it.  As he was the guest of a private club, we  omit the snake business which was part of  the performance, aud merely content ourselves wiLh saying that, at least, he was  sat ura lei I with a novel drink (not whisky,  O, no! there was no novelty about that)  and placed in bed.    When he awoke, two  days  later,   he looked  around in amazement, and being unaccustomed to sheets  upon his own'shako-down at home, asked  impatiently,   "What in  blank are these  things?"   Subsequently he was given a  bath and provided with ashirtand stand-  up collar, after which he was sent over  the hills to New Denver.  The president of the Board of Trade  was well squeezed when he arrived, as  are all honest men that land in Kaslo,  and nothing but the rind .was left, and  that was so sour.  Mr. Bigelow, 'perhaps,' did materially  aid both his townspeople;-but he does.not  deserve,',nor does he seek, any especial  praise, being of a very retiring anel bashful disposition. He knew the men and  their requirements.  We hope that the president of the Board  of Trade and his dearest friend, the editor,  "reached home';" where, 116 doubt, tlieir  little' peculiarities are better known, and  where there is more leisure time to attend  to their idiosyncrasies, for ���pur.-..people'  have not'.the ..time, to properly entertain  visitors, as most of their .time'is taken up  in dodging creditors from Nelson.  There you have an unvarnished tale  delivered, and Ave trust a prompt correction of the article which appeared in Thk  Trihuxk will follow.  J\S.���Mr. Burke and Mr. Green both repudiate any knowledge of the shipment  of whisky referred to in Thk Tbujunk,  and express a very decided"opinion" that  if any of it reached Kaslo it was concealed effectually, for: they failed to discover it. Mi: Barclay, who .sometimes  writes for the Kaslo Examiner, says he  wonders where the editor of T-H-TamuxK  became acquainted with soap. [We'ran  against a very soft kind in Green Brothers'  husinessofliceatKaslo.���EoiToitTiUHUXK.j  " RAWHIDING.'  The   Method  Fully Explained   by a Tribune  Expert.  The readers of Thk TinimxK have  noticed the expressions "rawhide trail,"  "rawhiding," and others similar during  the past winter,.and there may be some  avIio do not know exactly Avhat is meant.  Jn a mountainous country Avhere deeji  snows prevail, like in the mining camps of  the Kootenay Lake country, it is next to.  impossible to construct wagon roads or  sled roads to many of the producing  mines. The accumulation and drifting of  bhe snow in many places fills up tho pack  trails to such an extent that it i.s next to  impossible to keep them open, besides a  horse or mule in packing ore, although  lis could not pack more than one-fourth  he can draw on a rawhide, Avould sink and  flounder in the deep snow to such an extent that the business would be annoying  and unprofitable. Now to describe "raw-  hiding," and explain its advantages afterward.  For the purpose green raAvhides are obtained from a slaughter-house and taken  to tho ore 'dump just as the butcher  skinned them from the beef. They are  laid on the snoAv or ground Avith neck to-  Avard the horse or mule that is to drtiAv  theni. From seven to ten sacks of ore,  according to weight, are laid along the  center of the flesh side of the hide side to  side. The hide is then drawn up around  the sacks and hiced with a rope similar to  the lacing of a. boot on the human foot.  The animal is hitched to the neck portion  of the hide and the transportation of ore  begun. One driver, or "rawhider,"  usually has three animals and hides under his control, and oftentimes twenty or  thirty horses or ���mules may be on a train.  If a'steep pitch' occurs in a trail a rough-  lock is put on the raAvhide. This;usually  consists of a chain passing around the  load.  One animal can transport a much  greater quantity much easier .than by  packing, and the trails are kept beaten  down in much better shape. '���_ Supplies are  .also������carried, to/ the mines in the same  manner. When going up a hill,"should  the horse or mule stop to rest, the liair ou  the hide, by projecting into the snow,  acts as a brake and usually holds the  toad. It'"is" surprising- how soon animals  learu to understand their work and act,  while towing a raAvhide, with almost  human sagacity.  At present, betSveen seven and eight  toiTH of nro ii day are sent down in rawhides from the Washington mine, in Slocan district, to the Kaslo sleigh road, a  distance of five miles.  tiles went bobbing up and down the  thronged ' sti eet.s many were the coin-  men Is made by the citizens. It i.s too  early yet.to tell whether these plug head  coverings will be a mascot, or whether  they will hoodoo the bright prospects of  the district. Had Kaslo.been Londville,  Aspen, or any other now camp across the  border, tho tough oleiuunt would soon  have taken a shot or two tit thein, but  being in peaceful British Columbia,  neither the hats nor their owners wore  molested.  A   MINISTERIAL   CONTROVERSY.  A FEW PLAIN TRUTHS TOLD AS  AS   TO   THE    RUINOUS   WAY   IN    WHICH  MINES   ARE    BEING  EVILS   OF   PRONUNCIATION.  A..I. JIiu-lcs   ...SI0  C. 0. 1 tiu-hamill   ...   ill  E. ('. Arthur   i)  D. U. Hi vie   ;;  T. MimuIuii   ..   II)  .1. Krai Hume & Oi.  ..   10  .1 oil ti  Iloitsliiii ���   ..   10  10. AiiiiIcwIiiiUc   I''. M.Slel.eoil   ..   10  ..   Ill  .1. K. Taylor   .'.     ��  .1. 1'. O'Knri'iill    ��� >  (i. A. IliKiilnu*   n  <!. II. Woods   a  .IllllieS I'lMVSOIl   ..     ;>  W. S. liiilfo...   ;��  T. II. (iiiiin   .')  K. (i. Christie!   1''. W. Itii'liiinlsoii   II. E. l,i;inoii   .1. A. Turiioi*   W. W. Wesl   10 i W. I'. Robinson   St will & I-i.'-fer   Axi:l .lolinson   Minor I'rhilliiK Co..   II. V. liudd   .1. A. lillkur   .1. Slirsl-y   Neeliinils Hros   A. II. t'leinenis   .1. II. .Miitliesou   W. A.Jnwelt   II)  Widely Divergent Opinions.  The outlet is still closed, and Nelson, as  compared with Kaslo and Three Forks, is:  quite dull, but quite lively as compared  Avith Nashville and Ma honey villo. Many  are of opinion that there should have  been no cessation of navigation on the  outlet this Avinter, and of the many not a  few were passengers aboard the steamboats when attempts were ma.de to break  the ice. These passengers, to a man, declare that at no time were the steamboats  in any danger of being damaged, aud had  the boats being in charge of men who  meant business a passage would have been  opened. On the other hand, the men in  charge of the steamboats aie unanimously  of the opinion that there was too much  risk in making any prolonged effort to  open a. passage. We are of the opinion  that till the steam boatmen in this section  of liritish Columbia are tarred with the  same stick. They are too blankety  blanked scared of rubbing a little paint  off of their blankety blanked steamboats,  and, as a lot, tire not possessed of that  "get there" spirit that overco.nes obstacles.  A Public Meeting at New Denver.  A public meeting was held at New Denver on the (ith instant, at which the following resolutions were passed:'  llesoh'ed, that a committee of three be  appointed to draw up and, circulate a petition asking the provincial government  for an appropriation for clearing and  grading the streets of New Denver.  Resolved, that we heartily endorse the  action taken by tho citizens-of Nelson in  respect to the building of a road from  Slocan Crossing to the foot of Slocan lake,  and that the government be requested to  give assistance to all routes which will  give better and easier access to the mines  in Slocan district.  Resolved, that a petition be prepared  and circulated asking the legislative assembly for an appropriation.for the building of a road, first, from Sew DeiiA*er to  Three Forks, and. second, from the head  of Slocan lake to Nakusp: and thata sum  he placed on the supplemental estimates  so that tho work can be carried out immediately.   Revenue Collected at Ainsworth.  Tho following return shows the revenue  collected at Ainsworth under the different  heads of revenue for the fiscal year ending :50th .June, 1S!)2; also for the half-year  ending A 1st December, l<Si)2.  VKAIt   KNW.VIi .'ll'TI' JUNK,   IK!l-2.  I'Vim! minor.--' oorl illeutes   Alining receipts, gcnei'iil    '..  Ueenees     ������  Fines -.-.-  Provincial revenue lux   Miscellaneous receipts   Total.....   .  1IAI.I-"  VKAIt  K.NDINl!  HI.ST  IlKCI'M Itl'lt,   1S!I2.  Free minors' oorl ilk-ales   iMluiiifr receipts, general   Ijll'CIICU.S   Fines   Provincial revenue tax   Allseelluneous receipts ..       Total   ,S2  ..Sl.'i oo  ���t  .100  |i>  ..' 1  .���.-ri  M  ll?  ftO  012  I  00  IKI  ��� ���$1  ..'IK!  75  ..SI  .���Illll (10  .   1  .01-  2ft  010 00  L'l  00  (J.">7  (JO  .->  00  ..Sf.'ill  ���Si  The Hidden Treasure Ledge Struck.  'Word was brought down from Toad  Mountain on Thursday that the Hidden  Treasure crosscut tunnel was in ore. A  month ago a contract was let to James  Fox and Charley Townsend to run a tunnel fifty feet on the ground, the distance  at which the ledge was believed to be; however, the ore was struck in thirty-six feet.  This is the chum on whicli old man Han-  dull worked so long and is the third westerly ex ten tiou of the Silver King. The  Silver King ledge i.s thus proved to be  continuous for a distance of a mile.  Guard Against Being Careless or Slovenly in  Your Speech.  The slipshod way in which some people  talk is as distressing to a- sensitive ear as  it is bewildering to the senses. "Didshu  seems James Avhen you Ave re. inton yes  clay? means, freely translated: "Did you  see Mrs. James when you Avere in town  yesterday?"  I Avas listening to a reading once and  caught these Avonls, "Its shoes." She is  telling us-.'Something about a child, I  thought, but inquiring I learned that the  reader had been declaiming a piece'about  our country's .flag, and the: phrase, "Its  shoes,." read in the original, "its hues."  "Smother day" does not refer to a  period of execution. It is the very common way in wliich your friend informs  you that he will see you "some other  day."  It you Avill notice the conversation of  any two-people you meet you will hear  Avords that sound'us unintelligible a.s if  taken from a foreign tongue Avith which  you are unfamiliar. "Don nienshun it,"  some elegant speaker says, and you really  promise that you never will.  A single phrase which ran the gauntlet  of the American nation was played ujiou  like a hari> of a thousand strings-���" Why.  certainly.' It became "Wy, certainly,"  "Wi, suttingly." "Certingfy," before' it  dropped out ol sight.  Educated people will tell us that Ihey  are "goin' ter-iuorrer," and ask if we  heard the "noos." and, if we have not,  assure us of being "sLoopitl." These are  barbarous mannerisms in au age when  people devastate libraries in order to learn  the wisdom of the ancients.  Iu 'France words are of such im porta litre  that an academy is consulted and its dictum secured before a new one- is introduced into the language.  "Wo have no better example of-clear antl  correct uronunciation than that of the  ���educated foreigner who visits us. lje  vocali'/os-his lew F.iiglish words with a  most musical intonation, giving every  syllable its full value, and pronouncing  his final letters with resonant distinctness,  even though he may never in his own  tongue have sounded a final letter, lint  that which he knows, ho knows, and is  much worried when he hears his Yankee  friend taking about ti "stun bawn," instead of a "stone barn."  "Speak little, but speak that little  well," would be a good motto for tlie people whoso speech runs down at the heel.  And if there are words which you are not  sure about, refuse to employ them until  you have learned their true ring and  value.  Not to speak our mother tongue correctly is to have an unsightly and dangerous substructure for all future knowledge.  A Red Letter Day.  Saturday, March llth, was a red letter  dayin Kaslo. The first plug hats arrived  in   camp���two of   them.   As   these   silk  A Guide of the Established Church Runs Up  Against a Pilot of the Laiety.  To the Ekitoi- of Tiik Triuu.vi.: My  attention litis been called to ti paragraph  in your issue of March 2nd relative to the  number of criminal ministers in England.  From the gravest to the'lessor offender  the sum tottil is stated to be 0_9, "or in  other words I minister in every 10 acted  bat lly."  Unfortunately I have no statistics of  crime tit hand Avhorewith lo compare this  boltl statement. But this Jean affirm without fear of contradiction that even if you  were to lay till this dirt at the door of the  clergy of the Church of Miigland (not including those of the Episcopal church of  Scotland, or the formerly established  church of Ireland) your deduction of 1 out  of 1(5 is away off the mark.  According to Whittaker's Almanack  (page 2-30) the clergy of the Church of  England from archbishops down to  curates number above 2.1000. By my  arithmetic (counting no other ministers  but these) the alleged total of 029 will give  but on average of J out of .'1(5.  But in addition to the clergy of the  Church of'England,'.'there lire in England  numbers of u.blisters belonging to the  Roman Catholics, Presbyterians, Methodists "and 210 smaller denominations, all  known to the registrar general. (See Whittaker's, page 2-10). I do��� not"knoAV. how-  many ministers these various denominations possess, but if the sum total of them  all only equals the ...number of the-as tab-'  lished, church the average would again  haAe to be-reduced to 1. out of 72. But it  is more than likely that these disgraced  and.convicted ministers were spread over  other parts of Great Britain besides England and Wales, and if so the average  would again have' to be considerably .re-  ducetl, probably to 1 out of 100.  In the apostolic band I.out of 12 was  found a "devil," and we must sorrowfully,  admit that siiice that day men who have  .. no'A-ocjibion -for-tlieir office, -'.and who  ought to ha ye continued in the ranks of |  the laity have, to their own unhappiness,  sought to guide "the ark of Christ's  church." 'What has induced them to do  it is hard to say, certainly not "loaves  and fishes," as often .'insinuated;.'.for,  counting in even the bij,r stipends at-  tached (unnecessarily, 1 believe) to the  bishop's incomes in England, the average  clerical salary is less than ��200 per annum, and many who invested-their al on  tlieir professional training "still pass  rich on iMO a year."  One thing, Mr. Fditor, must not be forgotten. 'Clerical" scandals, 'however mild,  are invariably received with righteous indignation. The ministry i.s proud of that  ��� fact, antl every convicted brother is ever  given the "grand bounce." We have no  further Use for hi in. W'liere would a-  multitude in other professions''be "if as  stern a judgment" was passed by their  brethren anil an indignant public upon  their shortcomings of greater or lesser  degree? "Let him tlmt is without sin  cast the first stone." Thanking you for  the privelegc'of free speech. Believe me,  yours truly,        A. J. l.Kii).  The paragraph the Rev. Mr. Moid refers  to was taken, in part, from a New Y'ork  paper. The proportion given���I in 10���  was from memory, antl, no doubt,'"is  wrong. The paragraph printed last week  was from a London weekly named "Reynold's Newspaper." That puper gives the  ;ivertigo .number of convictions in England, of till classes, as 220 outof every I(X),-  000 of population. It i.s possible these  ligures a.re as authentic as those taken  from Whittaker's Almanac, from .which  Mr. Keitl quotes. Whittaker's Almanac  gives the number of ministers in (he  FsLablishcd Church of England at 23.000.  (���ranting that this number is correct, and  Lhe figures taken from Reynold's Newspaper equally correct, wo have 23.000 clergymen committing 020 crimes as against  100,000 ordinary mortals committing 220  crimes; or I in every AC) of the holy going  wrongagainst I in every -l-IOof the unholy.  From ligures given by the archbishop <>f  Canterbury, it is found that the average  yearly stipend of the 23.000 clergymen of  ilit! Kst.ablished Church i.s $ll")0, or a total  of $20.(K;0.0(K). According to this, an army  of clergymen are paid millions aniuuijjy  with, seemingly, no other result than  making them more wicked flmn the horde  of common people whose individual earnings will not a vertigo $."500 a year.  The Kaslo-Slocan Railway.  The latest iii regard to this railway'is  that the promoters of the company are'  doing their level best at Victoria to prevent the ptissagc of,any bill that grants a  charter for tiny road up Kaslo river to the  mines in Slocan district; they are also reported throwing cohl water oil the efforts  being made for an appropriation I'or the  completion of the Kaslo wagon road, that  is. they toll the government that it need  make no appropriation for the w.agon  road if it will only defeat the passage of  till bills chartering railways along Ivaslo  river. The resident engineer. A. .1. McMillan, has been instructed to go on and  complete the preliminary surveys, and  the resident right-of-way clearing foreman has been instructed to clear the  right-of-way in the townsite of Kaslo.  Worked in  tho  Mining: Camps in  the Kootenay Lake  Country Many  of   the  Claims  in  a  Worse  Condition Than   Before Work  was Commenced on  Thorn.  It is not the prerogative of this paper  to give pointers to its many mining readers how to conduct their business, or to  find fault with the manner in which certain mining properties have been Avorked  in Lhe Kootenay Lake country. But we  I claim the right'to express honest A'iews,  which, if sensible, may cause some of  those most interested to scratch their  , heads and iu many instances profit  thereby.  It has been asserted  that many claims  in this country would be prodijcti\-e and  paying today in the 'older districts, had  the owners or managers used a I'cav business principles and sonic common sense in  tlieir operations, and we have heard further   that  unless   a change  takes  place  some   of    the   exceedingly   rich,  mineral  claims of the Kaslo-Slocan may, through  lack of proper cure, share the same fate  of those prospected and opened up before.  We   refer  to  the pernicious  practice of  robbing or "coyoteing" mines, extracting  till the valuable ore in sight as fast as possible without opening up now bodies and  keeping the product a.s near continuous as  possible.    Often . an  OAvner,  manager, or  foreman, in his zeal to make a record for  his milling property,  or to increase his  bank account,  devotes all his attention,  and consolidates his force on removing all  the   tivtiilable   ore iii  sight.    How often  when such a practice is followed and it  becomes   necessary  to  perform  a  lot of  ".dead   work," tloes  the   reputation,  not  only of that particular mine, but of the  district,   languish,  the credit of -mining  operators   drop   flown   toward  the zero  point antl distrust take the place of confidence in those who have looked upon that  locality as a possible place of profitable  investment. ...  It is natural for the manager of a mining company to make us "speedy and large  returns to his conipany as possible, aud if  tin owner is handling his oavu .'���property,  he is '-doubly, anxious to get back the out-  hiyand feel that he is'even, or .ahead on  the...proposition antl any further income  from the same is/clear gain.    If it turns  out   imniene   he   is   a   t)ig  winner,   but  should-the-odds be against him he quits  the game even.    This  rule could be applied to gambling but should not to mining, as. the taking of the rich ores from  mother earth is a legitimate business antl  should- be conducted  on ''-that principle.  To the novice in mining antl  often to the  experienced tlelver after the earth's hidden riches, the sight of an unusually rich  body of ore causes  them  to  forget  the  usual business-prudence and,'to quote an  old but true adage, kill  the goose  which  laid   the golden-egg.- If every pound of  ore in sight is dug out of a mining claim,  no difference how much capital has been  expended on its development', or what its  production has been,  that claim   is iu a  worse condition   thtin   when   the  roving  .prospector'    found    the   croppings'   and  placed his stakes upon  it, i. e., as far as  public judgement i.s concerned, tlieir verdict will be it 1ms been tried and   fount]  wanting, and  the owners who have the  proceeds of ore stiles in their pockets are  more loth to "put up" for furtherexploni-  tion thttn they were before they realized a  penny from their investment.    A mining  enterprise  must  be  conducted ' like any  other legitimate* business, a mine must'be  developed before it can be 'looked upon as  a'steady producer, and to do this.sufficient  capital  should   be available.    Too  many  ore bodies cannot be placed in sight, antl  should they be properly opened  up, the  removal of ti  few only atlds to the vtilue  of  the  property,   while if all   are -taken  away and no new exploration carried on.  instead of legitimate mining, the business  i.s the veriest wild eat humbug'.  In Honor of St. Patrick.  The residents of Nelson who actually believe that Ireland's patron saint was an  Irishman, .and not a lowland Scotchman,  will celebrate St. I'a trick's Day in various  ways. One of the ways will be a "social"  in the evening at the residence of'Mrs.  William Wilson, for wliich elegant Jiand-  painted programs have been issued. The  program Unit found its way to Tiik Tiuii-  t'NK ollice reads:  l'A lIT I.  'Overt ii ru (I list ruin-tit nl I   sniii? '... ..... .'...���;. ...  Adilicss (I'litridllcl   .Instru11i(!iital tjiinrtrtti!   Itu-itnlion   SoiiK   I'AHT II  ItL'i'ilnt ion   .Miir.li I liislrtiui-iilul)      Itrinlin^   Siiiik-.   Itwitut ion   Iii.-ti-imiontiil Oiiiii'td I _    Mr. I*. Turner    Mr. Uoljson   Mr. Mol.-i)<l  I''our nf the U'hovs"   "Mao's Kill"  .. .Mr. Cli'ul-uurnu    Miss Kline  .. .. Mr. I'. Turner  "TlieOul-1 Man"   Mr. .1. Turner   .Mr. Nuden  'The .Simie ."our"  Future Vengeance.  "You'll bo sorry for this some day!"  howled the son and heir a.s his lather released him from the position he had occupied across the paternal knee.  "I'll be sorry?    When-'"  "When I get to be a man!"  "You will take revenge by whipping  your father when you are big and strong  and I am old and feeble, will vou, Tom-  my?"  "No. sir, blushed Tommy, rubbing himself, "but I'll spank your grandchildren  till they can't rest!"  i��-;i  v.1..  ^h:m^^MM3%^^  Si  J, THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY   MARCH  16,  1893.  - ������-     "r"_"��������� V ���  34.    MILES   NORTH  OF   KASLO.  The Only Point on the Upper  Kootenay Lake.  The Gateway fop the Duncan and Lardo  Gold and Silver Ledges and  Placer Fields  12    MILES    FROM  THE    CENTER  Of the Great Lardo District.  LEVEL LAND,  MAGNIFICENT PROPERTY.  Secure Lots on the Ground Floor.    There will be a Boom in the Spring.    Ask your miner Friends about it.  For further Information as to prices for Lots, Terms,  Etc., Apply to    ' ___       r.-IT-T-TT"      _"_       _n< ,rv  NELSON and KASLO. C. E. FEKKi   &��� CO  Situated at the North End of Kootenay Lake  and Head of Navigation.  Early in the Spring a Connection from this town will be made with the  UPPER KOOTENAY LAKE and DUNCAN CITY  Shortening the Present Route by River of  A certain number of Lots are now placed on the market at bottom prices.   Special terms for those  wishing to build.  For full particulars as to prices, terms, etc., apply to  NELSON.  KASLO.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TKIHCNIO is published on Thursdays, by John  Hoi'stox & Oo., and will be mailed to subscribers  oii payment of O.NK Doi.i.au n year. No subscription  taken'for less than a year.  KF.UULAK ADVKItTISIOMIONT.S printed at. the following rates: One inch, $'.H> a year; two inches-,  SIKI a year; three inches SSI a year: four inches.  Silli a year: live inches, S10.0 a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of $1.50 an inch per month.  TifANSIIONT ADVIORTISIOMIONTS 20 cents a lino for  lirst. insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.    Birth,  marriage, and death notices free.  LOCAL OR RKADINCi MATT10R NOTICKS SO cents a  line each insertion.  .101! I'RINTINU at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing 'mid advertising payable on the first of  every month; subscription, in advance.  A 1SRANCH OFFICIO, with Mr. It. H. Kemp in charge,  is established at [Casio. Mr. Kemp is authorized to  receipt for subscriptions anil contract for advertisements.  ADDRIOSS all communications to  TIIK T1UI-UNB. Nelson. B.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DIjaIJAU,  M.D.���Physician and Surgeon.   Rooms 3  ���   and  1  Houston  block, Nelson.   Telephone 42.  RANDALL II. KKMP. M.10.���Kxamines and reports  on mines aud prospects. Twenty years'continuous  experience. Independent of any mine or works. Not interested iu tho buying or selling of mines or prospects.  Kaslo. H.C.  ��toe ��ribrats  dated 2otli August, 1802. These preemptions are in West Kootenay district, and  nearly all of them are intended lor town-  sites; in fact, town lots in some of them  are now on the market. This may simply  be the usual procedure, but it looks a.s if  these townsite preemptors had a ������pull"' in  the laud office. For the benefit of ouv  readers, it can be stated that no valid title  can be given by these preemption town-  site owners until'such time as they themselves secure crown grants for their preemptions, intending purchasers of town  lots should, at least, exercise a little care  in making speculative purchases.  IS   FAVORITISM   SHOWN?  TIIURSDAV   MORNING.  ..MARCH   Hi.  1893  WAGON   ROADS  1 1    E D ED.  People .'hould not be misled  into   the  belief that the year J893 -will be a year of  railway bu'lding in  West Kootenay district because of the number  of railway  charters asked for.    The total mileage of  new railways will probably not reach into  two figures.    In  fact, it is very doubtful  if  the development of the district warrants the building of any new roads other  than those that would give  the district  all-the-year-round   communication   with  the outside.    But   the year  1803   should  witness the construction of wagon roads  to connect all   mining   camps  in  which  actual  development work is being done  with the towns from wliich supplies must  be obtained.  The mines on Totid mountain are already  connected  with  Xelson by a road, as are  the   mines   in    Hot   Springs   camp   with  Ainsworth.    The mines on the creeks that  flow into Kaslo river are within reach of  a road   that  leads to  Kaslo.   The mines  that are on creeks that empty into Slocan  lake   should    be   made   accessible   from  natural supply points, for many of them  are  being developed   more rapidly than  those that tire already adjacent to roads.  The  natural supply points for  many  of  these mines can only be reached by the  building of a road down Slocan  river: a  road that would have no .steep grades and  be in nodanger from snowslides; one that  could be easily kept open the year round  and be built tit a cost of less than $1000 a  mile.    Ifbuilt.it would give till the mine  owners  in  Slocan  district a competitive  route over wliich to ship ore and bring in  supplies, tind no mining camp cu.n have  too many such routes.    Its building would  not   retard   the   growth   of   any  town,  but,   on    tlie   other   hand,   would    tend  to   upbuild    two   towns   .already   established.    Its  building  would  not cost the  government'a cent   in   the  end,   for the  gos'crnnicntasa large real estate owner in  New Denver and  Nelson  would  have the  value of its  property  doubled  within  a  month after the completion of the road.  A road should also be builtto the mines  in Trail Creek district, and one to afford  egress to the settlers in Fire valley: but it  is doubtful whether roads should he commenced this year in any part of the Lardo  country, for the simple leason that  development work has not yet been commenced on many, if any, of the claims iu  that section.  __   Tiik   Land   Act   plainly  says   that no  crown grant shall be issued for a preemption unless two years have elapsed since  the date of the record.   The British Columbia   Calotte,  dated  the 2nd   instant,  contains a  notice over the  name of the  deputy commissioner of hinds and  works  calling on adverse claimants to present a.  statement  why   crown  grants shall  not  issue  for  preemptions dated as  follows:  Record  No.  28,   llth   June,  185)2;   Record  No. 07, dated Hith April, 1892; Record No.  08, dated 20th April, 1S02; Record No. 150,  dated 25th October, 1802; Record No. 157.  dated 7th October. 1802;  Record No. 117,  It is generally acknowledged that the  crown lands department of the Dominion  of Canada has been run for years, not  with strict impartiality, but strictly in"  the interests of a i'ew hangers-on of the  party-in-powor at Ottawa. Like charges  have, at times, been made against the  crown lands department of this Province,  a newspaper at Victoria even going so far  a.s to state that the chief commissioner of  lands and works himself was interested  in some of the crooked alienations.  It must be admitted that the land office  of this Province is not run with that strict  impartiality that imbues the people with  the confidence that, no matter how humble  or of what political complexion the applicant, his rights would receive impartial  consideration; tlmt no man could get that  which he was not entitled to.  -tlany of  the readers of Tins Thihi'.vk  will  remember the  hasty action  of the  government (in December,  1801),' in  placing a reserve on all the lands within ten  miles of Slocan lake, then afterwards (in  March, 1892) cancelling the reserve, excepting a tract a mile square at the mouth of  Carpenter creok and a tract a mile square  at the north end of the lake.    The land included in  both these mile-square tracts  had been staked by applicants to purchase  prior to the date  of  the  reserve.    Part  of the laud in one of the tracts���that Jit  the mouth  of Carpenter creek���was applied for by rival claimants: there was no  dispute between applicants for the hind  embraced in the other tract.    In April or  May, 1892, a portion of  both tracts  was  surveyed   for  townsites  by  the government, and in June tlie lots in one of these  tywnsites (that at the mouth of Carpenter creek   now   known  a.s  Sew   Denver)  were offered  i'or stile tit  public auction.  A hundred lots were sold at prices ranging from #100 to SjifiOO a lot, $27,000 being  the aggregate amount of the sales,  one-  third of which was paid in cash, the balance being due in six and twelve months.  Within a month after this public sale  one    of    the     rival     applicants    interviewed  the chief commissioner of. hinds  and \vorks tit Victoria in  regard  to this  very hind that had been sold as town lots  and for which the government had been  paid in part.   He wanted the commissioner  to consider his original application to purchase. . The commissioner did consider it.  even going so far as to tell   him to return  to   Nelson   and   report   what   steps   the  rival applicant had taken  to perfect his  application.    The result of   that visit and  report was the cancellation of the reserve,  except tho portion that had been surveyed  into town lots���about sixty acres in till.  The cancellation notice was dated September 7th, 1802, and gave applicants twenty-  three days (until September 30th) in whicli  to make surveys aud  complete their applications.  To the average man, the short notice  given to perfect the applications to purchase looks as if it was done in the interest of someone with a "pull." One of the  claimants was A. S. Farwell. Mis rival  claimant was Angus MeOillivray. The  readers of Tim Tkihi'.vio resident in this  section can, to a man,'pick out the claimant with the "pull."  No lots had been offered for salts in the  townsite at the head of the lake, but the  reserve on it was not cancelled and the  original applicants therefor were given no  show whatever to go ahead and perfect  their applications.  The land ollice of British Columbia  should be conducted   in siicJi a   manner  that not even a shadow of doubt could  for ti moment exist tis to the honesty and  impartiality of the officials conducting it.  GOLD.  SILVEE.  ,jT_-___ ___!-_  G.  W.  RIOIIAHPSON,  Nelson.  R. J. IJk.m.kv,  Kaslo.  EALEY  ICHAHDSOI  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL -:- AGENTS  $10,000   TQ   LOAN  ON REAL ESTATE SECURITY.  (Notary   Public)  AND  ESTATE  (The Nagle-Davics Grown Grant.)  The Gateway of the Lardo-Dunean Mining Camps.  The Head of Navigation at the North End of Koootenay Lake,  The Terminus of the Government Trail.  The Only Flat Land Not Subject to Overflow and the Only Harbor at the North End of Koolenay Lake*  As previously announced by notices already published, the first 200 lots having been sold, prices are  Now advanced to $100 for Insides, and $160 for Corners.  Terms, one-third eash, balance in 3 and 6 months.  John    L.    Retallack,    Managing" Ag��ent,   STONE BLOCK,   KASLO.   B. C.  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT   KKI'liKSKNTIXC'    '       The Confederation Life Association,  Thci'lin-iii*- Fire lusurnnee Company,  The Provident Fund AeeidenL Company:  also.  The .Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester. Knjj-  Innil, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breakers, stamps, eh:.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  osrEi-SO-sr, _3. o.  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION ��� "A"  Adjoining tho government townsite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  wilh a rebate for buildings erected.   Tlie lyiMt resident'.nl  property in Xelson.    Value sure I/a tnereuso.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,    -:-  Mining and   Real   Esta$e>  Broker.  Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent  for  Nelson  and; \V��*st.  Kootenay -District, or to  I.VKKS & tf.l.CiitAl.DS. Vancouver, IS. C  THE  D CO.  Blocks A and B  (water frontage) Now on he Market.  Call before the SPRING RUSH, as prices must go up.    Correspondence Solicited. ~  O. T. STONE, Townsite Agent, Front St., Kaslo, B.C..  T. J.  KOADLKY.  AIATIM.W GLTHHIK..  REAL  ESTATE AND  MINES.  Commission   Merchants  and   Insurance  Agents;  Desirable Kaslo Property on Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kaslo-Slocan Mining   Prop^irrfes for Sale.  ���Assessment Work Done and Abstracts Furnished Outside Parties.    Com^pricing.  OFFICE   I_N"   TZEECIE    STOITE    BTJILIDinsrG--   F_RO_CsTT   STEEET,   _E_1_A_.S__1.0-  CI  (not.Vkv  iTiir.ie.)  Stone Block, KASLO.  MINES  REAL ESTATE  UNTIL  MAY 1st  Freight fop New Denver and Four Mile City  Will be Hauled from Nakusp for 2 Cents a Pound.  A Special Rate made from New Denver and Pour Mile City to  Any Mine in Slocan Disti'iet.  FOR PARTICULARS AI'I'LY TO  UNTIL  MAY 1st  Hugh Mann, Nakusp, op L, N. Armit, New Denver.  Wlt.B AIIK.VT  '������OH. THE  Town    of   Watson  Tli�� business centru foi- tin: Knslo-.SIocaii minus  MANAfilN't!    AOIC.VT     I'Olt    ���  LAEDO,  The key to the great Lardo and Duncan River Oairapx.  FRED. J. SQUIRE,  [T\eref)aT)t      :  Q <_J I I UI , BAKER  STREET-  NELSON,  HAS  O.V   DISfl.AV  A   1*1*1.1,   ItANliK OK  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings,  Scotch and Irish Tweeds and Serges,  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE STREET, NELSON,  -  -  -  Ciiit.v full lines nf ull kinds of  Furniture for residences, hotels.  mid oilices.    Mnlt.res'e.s made  lo  order, and  ul. prices lower than  cast ei'ii and coast, maiiniacinrer.-  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  THKV AltK ALSO AUKNTS   '������Oil  Evans  Pianos and  Doherty Organs  j. & i mm,  Ul  TORONTO SAFE WORKS,"  Toronto, Ontario,  MANUl',AC:TUItl*F(S t>v   FIRE-PROOF  BURGLAR-PR8GF  ���ANT)   VAULT   DOORS.  Notice to Taxpayers.  Notice is lierchy given that assessed and provincial  revenue taxes for the year IKI.'Inre now illl" llllli payable  at inv olliec ul. tlie following rules:  If paid on orb-lorn June Ml). UW.-l't'ovincial rev-  I'liiiu. $',i per capia: one-half of one per cent on real prop,  crty; two per cent on wild land: one-third of one per  eenl on income  If paid after .lime Mill. lTO.-Two-t birds of one |ier  cent on real properly; two and oiie-luill percent on wild  land: one-half of tine per cent on personal property;  three-fourths of one pur cent nn income.  T. J I. OlFFIN,  Assessor and collector southern division of  West Kootenny district.  Xelson, February Kit.li. 18!��.   ' NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that one month after date we.  the undersigned,'intend to apply to the lioiitenunt-goy-  ernor-in-councii I'or the incorporation into a city municipality, under the name of tlie City of Nelson, of that,  certain locality in the I'roviiice of Hritish Columbia described as follows: Heing a subdivision of lot 115, group 1.  West Kootenay district, as shown on the oflicial plan of  tlie town of Nelson, comprising Liiree hundred and seventy-two acres more or less.  JJated at Nelson the 7lh day of February, A.D., ISM.  F. M. McI,10Ol),  10.  AI'PUiWJIAITK,  A. J. MARKS.  ���������AM.  AM)   WINTKIt (JOOII.H NOW ON  HANI).  John M. Kkkkkk. .Jamks W. Sham-*.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTER*..  Job teaming; <l",;-   Tlnvo several hundred cords nf good  wood, wliich will be sold at. reasonable prices.  I.KAVK   ()I4l)i:llH    AT  PEICES TO SUIT THE TIMES i J, F. Hume   <fc   Co.'s.  Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  TENDERS WANTED.  The undersigned will receive lenders, up to the "Kith of  ?/Inrcli.wl. \2 o'clock noon, at the ollice of KM. McLeod,  Nelson, (ny the const met ion of a wagon road from S ucun  crossing on tlie Columbia & Koolenay railway to .Slocan  Citval. the soul.li cud of Slocan lake, an estimated distance of thirl,v-lwo miles, llie road lo lie completed  within thirty days after the signing of the contract. I he  successful bidder must be prepared to give good and sufficient, bonds for the carrying out of the contract. .Spcc-  illcat.ions can be lu��l >'.V applying to either ol the undersigned, at Nelson, H, <'.  J. 1'K/CD HUM 10. ^  (i. A. IJIOIOI.OW. I  A. .1. MAKIC.H. '���Coinniill.ee.  FRANK  KldOTCIIIOI!,  F. M. Mid,FOI), J  Nelson. It. C. February (ith, IKW.  NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that I, Julia A. Wright, free*  miner, certilicatc No. 'II.Sill, being the lawful owner of  the Mile Point mineral claim, situate about three-fourths,  of a mile south of the town of Ainswortli, in West Knot--  eiuty district, intend at flic end of I'll days to apply to |lie.  {fold commissioner of the district for a' eertilicat'e of im-.  provemenls on said mineral claim, for the purpose of'  (|b(|iining a crown grant of the same. Any adverser  I'lulius must be llled at the ollice of the mining recorder*  within til) days of this dale.  JULIA A. WU1C.HT, certillcate No. H.S!)Ii  Ainswortli, January-lith, 18!).'l.  Notice is hereby given that Henry Anderson; as agent  I'or the I'aeilie Hullion Mining Company, has llled the  necessary papers and made iipjilicutioii for crown grants  in favor of the mineral claims known as tho Spokane and  Trinket, situate in the Hot Springs camp, Aiusivfiii.li  mining division of West Kootenay district. Adverse  claliuiiuts, if any. will forward their objections within (JO  flays from duly of publication of this notice.  N. FITC.STUHH8, gold commissioner.  Nelson, H. (J.. February llth. l��!l,'(.  The undersigned hereby gives notice of his intention to.  apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate of West Kootenny  district,   for  a license   to   sell   liquor  in   his   hotel   at  inoulli of I'end d'Oroille river.  ANDUIOW l_ DOLAN.  Dated. tlie_2nil day of February, ISilX  The undersigned hereby give notice of their Intention  to apply to the stipendiary magistrate of West Kootonay  district, for a license to sell liipior in their hotel at Four-  Mile City. JAMIO.S HOW10S.  Datcfl, March 2nd, 18!��. JOSKI'H TOIjMIK.  The undersigned hereby gives notice of his intention t.o.  apply to the stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay  ilislriet, for a license to sell liquor at his hotel at Kaslo,'  A XIOL JOHNSON.  Dateil, Nelson, March 8t,h, l8!Ki.  The under.-igned hereby gives notice of his intention to.  apply to the stipendiary magistrate of West, Koolenay  district, for a license lo sell liquor at his hotel at. MeOiif-  gan lake. Sloean mining division.  JOHN J. HIOXNIOSSF.Y.  Dated, March '.nil, IM),'l.  The undersigned hereby gives notice nf his inl.eiit.ioui  to apply to I he stipendiary magistrate of West Kooteiiaj-  district for a license to sell liquor at his hotel at l^ariloi,  at the head of ICoofeiiay lake.  THOMAS SIIKAItKIt.  .Dated, March 2nd, 18!IX  m  ���?#$  _#l*����-l !IH��!_i  i- ���f\-"_vp}  ___,_fc  try ���   njft*   ��� tJ  ���_%'ir* _-i A  *g- *������������� '",-���9  K-V'"������-'  ten THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON   B.C., THURSDAV,; JVIAROH   10,   1803.  TlL  JOHN JOHNSON, Prop:  Extensive Improvements    :    :  Now CoiDpleied'.-  all paid  up,  Rest,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  "Sir TIONALD  A.  SMITH,   Jlon.  CIOO.  A.   DRUMMONI),.  10. S. OIjOUSTON    President   Vice-Rrosident.  .(Joneral Manager  IANK OF  IRITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter,  Capital (paid up) ��600,000    .  (Willi  power to  increase.)  Reserve Fund   -   -��260,000    .  IS(!2.)  $2,920,000  $1,265,333  _-T__iX-SO_sr _3_=.___isrc_H:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IIKANOIII'S  IN       LONDON   <En_*laiid.,   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Hay, find sell Sterling lOxehange and Cable Transfers.  (..'KANT UO.MMKKCIAI. ANM'TltAVKI.r.HllS' CKI'IMTS.  available in any purl of the ..world.  i'kai-'ts issukd; coi.i.kotionh .mapk: i:tc.  i SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OF INT10RI0ST (at present) FOUR Pc'rCent.  FALL   OF   AN   APOSTLE.  NELSON   BBAITCH,  Cor. Maker and Stanley Sts.  ("Nelson, R.C., Victoria, li.C,  ���p I       I     Vancouver, H.C, Nanaimo, B.C..  hPanCiieS- ,    *0"' Westminster .H.C   Kamloops.H.C.  .San I'ranciseo. Cala., Portland, Ore,  L Seattle,  Wash., Taeoma, Wash.  ITIOAD   OFFICIO:  (10   Lombard street,  LONDON.  lOug.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA���Hank nf Montreal and branehes;  Canadian Hank of Coinnieree and branches;  Imperial.Hank of Canada and branches.  Commercial Hank of Manitoba; arid  Hank of Nova Scotia.  LJNITKD STATU!.���Agents Hank -Montreal, New Vork:  Hank of Montreal. Chicago.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  On and after .January 1st. IS!).-), the rate of interest on  deposits will bo .'li per .cent, until further.notice.  Placide   Michaud,   and   How   he   Yielded   to  Temptation.^  His  name   wtis   Placide   JMieluiuri.    lie  -wns an njjo.stle  in   ;i    Canadian   college  .situate on the St. Lawrence.    This col lege  is a branch ol' the order of Notre Dame,  and   takes   its   peculiar  Indian name ol  Meinramcook: froni  tin  adjacent village.  Tlie students number about one hundred,  aud come principally from the towns o!  ���St. John, Fredericton. and Moncton.    Ii.  addition to these there are generally several dependent boys,  who are known ;i  "apostles."    Desirous ol" an education bu".  unable to pay for it. each assumes at the  college very much the same social position  of a United States army ''striker."    He is  required   to set the  tables, clean  lamps,  run errands, and perform like menial services.    In the intervals of such work he is  allowed the privilege of attending classes.  Tlie labor demanded and rendered implies  a certain degi-edation,  but if the mental  .caliber of an apostle -proves .superior-'.to  .that of li is associates he ranks high, nev-  .ertheless, in the esteem of both   masters  --and.pupils.  Tall, lank, cadaverous was Placide Mi-  ���chaud at 22. The admixture in his veins  of French and Micniaeblood was apparent  in tlie rigid regularity of-his features, in  his .straight,, black "hair, in hisskin of pale  bronze, in his brooding brows, in the gay  sweetness of h.'s rare smi es, and n "the  expression at once stolid and gimletiug ot  lu's murky eyes.  Athletic sports,'the recreations involving air and exercice, would have, made  him more robust physically, less morbid  mentally. But the charm of these he  could not comprehend, much less enjoy  the luxury of occasional utter idleness. A  student was he iu tho most extreme and  fanatical sense of the word. lie allowed  himself no relaxation save that to be  found in books. Study was his thralldom  and his freedom; his tyrant and his idol;  his despair and his delight. The opportunity to learn intoxicated him. The  fear that he -would fail to-develop his advantages to the utmost dismayed him.  He studied in the hours when the most indefatigable of the other scholars allowed  themselves respite. He grudged the time  he must give to manual labor in the refectory or kitchen: during the peiform-  ance of each task n)(|iiircd he kept repeating to himself facts wliich he feared 1111-. lit  grow vague in his memory; he pored  .'over his books with straining eyeballs in  ,the deepening dusk; and in his narrow  .dormitory bed ho���like Aurora Leigh���-  .could aver:  I  felt 11. beat  Ifiuler my pillow iu Hie morning's dark.  AH hour before the sun would let. me read!  He had commenced the study of theology with the ultimate intention of receiving holy orders. His natural religious  feeling was intense, and this his reserve  had led and his environment fostered.  He hud never been away from the barren  aud windswept stretches of his native  Westmoreland. Apart from the music  in the college chapel he had heart I no  other stive the thunderous monotone of  the St. Lawrence. As for women���wi 11,  there were women in the vicinity, lia.rdv;  brown-skinned, s'oe-eyed, stolid ('lvature's,  who sewed, worked in the fields, and  were doubtless worthy in their way, but  were to be regarded notwithstanding  with distu.net apprehension and adistrtist  whicli savored of contempt.  When Placido's theological course was  half completed it became necessary for  him to go to Shcdiac. The Shedi'ac of  today is a place of considerable importance and prominence. The Shcdiac of  that day was a straggling village, boasting two mediocre hotels and a reputation  for delicious fish. At the time young  jUiehaud found himself there-on business ,  concern ing his lather's farm, by the way  ���'there chanced to bea circus in the town.  Passing the wall where the posters flared,  the newcomer cast down bis eyes.  "Hello, Placide!"  The speaker was a former fellow-  student, a wealthy, happyrhcurled  jovial young fellow, who had been liked  at college for his generosity. "Lucky wi  met! Out on business, eh? And how are  all the boys���and tlieir bosses? I'm up 01  a lark with some men from St. John. Cii--  cus here, I see.   Are you going?"  "Bon dieu���11011!" cried Placide in a  frightened tone and with a sidelong  glance at tho poster, where a fleshy  woman was represented standing erect on  the back of a galloping horse.  tJeorge Nelson noticed both accent and  glance and laughed.  "Why not? You don't return till tomorrow. The show is a shabby one, but  seeing it is as good a way as any of put-  Ling in a few hours."  .Placide clutched at the little rosary in  his pocket and was silent. That evening  when Nelson and his friends called for  him he protested, hesitated, and finally  went with them. Alarked was the contrast between his companions and himself. They were robust, fresh-colored,  hilarious, clad in the height of the prevailing fashion; he, stoop-shouldered,' lean,  sallow, with his "sharp face, like a knife  in a cleft stick," wearing a long-tailed  clerical coat, an old-fashioned hat, and a  black tie. His pulses throbbed as he followed the others into the tent, which was  already well iilled. To his unaccustomed yision the. smoking torchlights  were productive of illumination most  ���dazzling; the rude benches were seats of  state: the sawdust covered circle, -where  the clown .squirmed under the -whip of the  ringmaster, was a veritable disk of enchantment.  Tlie intense delight with  which he regarded  the clumsy tricks, listened to the  stale   jokes,    appreciated     the    perilous  equestrianism, became merged in absorption    the   most  absolute  Avhen,    accompanied   by  flourish   of   trumpets,' came  bounding into tlie arena a  woman-whom  the   bills   announced    as    "Mademoiselle  Fernando,   the Queen  of   the   Untamed  Steeds  of   the   Desert."   When   she   appeared and stood an instant smiling and  bowing, her short tarlatan  skirts fluttering, her spangles shinning, her hand waving,  her blonde wig tossing iiossily, her  crown of stars cut out of gilt cardboard  glittering   gayly.   the   heart   of   Placide  bounded convulsively.    He beheld' in her  the embodiment of all  feminine  beauty,  grace, and charm.   When she leaped on  horseback, and standing first on one foot,  then on the other, Hew round and round  tlie ring, jumped over bars and through  paper-covered   hoops,   the   feats  she  accomplished seemed to .Placide little short  of miraculous.    Amid much applause she  disappeared beyond the curtain lifted to  admit her.   Then the spell   was  broken.  Placide turned to Nelson, a   hot flame in.  each   sallow cheek, a  level ish glitter  in  his black eyes.  "If I could marry her." he muttered  hoarsely. "I���1 would ��� give up the  soutane!"  The assertion, as he made it, was tragical. Nelson sLured, repressed the amused  laughter whicli rose to his lips, and  stowed the funny speech away in his  memory to be repeated later to the boys  as a rattling good joke.  "It's a stupid show," he said, yawning.  "Do you care to see it out? JMIle. Fernando does not appear again."  "Then let im go," leplied Placide. A  few minutes later they were out under  Ihe summer stars. Placide went to the  train with thein and saw them off. Then,  resolutely turning his Lack on the circus  tent, where the torches still flared, he  went down to the beach and walked by  the s.'de of Lhe tossing St. Luwience. The  air grew chilly. The lights in the village  went out. Ov.. r sea aud shore a solemn  hush- an impenetrable blackness fell.  And still he walked���-walked unceasingly.  Head by bead his rosary slipped through  his fingers    bead b.v bead.  Ave, Maria, gratia pleni, Doniinus tecum; beiiediota tu in niiijieribus, ct ben-  edictus i'ructus ventris tui, Jesu.  Those wero the first words murmured  over hi.s cradle. Ho had lisped them at"  the altar, uttered them at work, repeated  them.at waking, whispered them in sleep.  Now, for the only time, did they seem to  him senseless, meaningless, unavailing.  Over and over! But tlie sky did not  open. No angel face looked down on  him. A rough wind blew up. The harsh  gibbering of the waves mocked hini.  Physical weariness overwhelmed him.'  Mo shivered, and hi.s head felt burning.  Surely, if he wore to .pray still longer he  could conquer iu combat this demon which  had risen to assail him; he could crush  back to serfish silence and submission the  aroused nature, which now rebelled; he  could again calmly anticipate tho life ho  had assigned himself���to which he had  looked forward with such fervent spiritual rupture, a life of sacrificial asceticism,  of intellectual aspiration, of passionless  purity!  The blackness of the far-of waters lifted.  Along the horizon a.faint gray glimmer  seemed to run.  Sainte Marie, Mere do Dieu, prioz pour  nous, pauvros pecheurs, maintenant et a  i'lieure de notre niort.  Me paused confused. Now iu Latin,  now in French, again in English had he  been praying. Well, the blessed mother  would comprehend���that is, if she listened  to entreaties interwoven with distractions  so offensive���so abhorrent.  The wan line in tho distant sky broadened. It was pearl���it was pink���it was  primrose. One presaged light, one preceded rose, one gave guerdon of largesse  of gold. Across the billowing waste  which intervened Placide looked away to  i"hab tender transformation. His rosary  fell unheeded from his hand. Slopping  backward he stepped 011 it, ground it  down to a grave in the wot sand. And  still he watched the dawn uncurl in exquisite expansion, like the petals of a rose,  until blindingly glowed revealed its heart  of effulgent flame.  .Placide did  not return  to the college  that day.   At night he went again to the  circus.   When the performance was over  ho passed around to the private tent.    He  asked   for work.    What   kind?   He was  not particular.    He could keep accounts,  help with the horses, translate, clean accoutrements,    write  'advertisements���do  many things.    The  next morning when  tho show left Shediac Placide went with it.  A year passed.    He was no longer guyed  as at first he had  been.   His ability was  acknowledged.    His  brain  was  the real  capital of the troupe.   It made money for  all.   He wore fashionable clothes, costly  jewelry, the newest in hats, gloves, scarfs.  He was beginningto detect the inferiority  of common wines and to enjoy the flavor  of a fine cigar.    He had even ������'���superseded'  the chief acrobat in the affection of Mile.  Fernade.     This   was   to   him   no  petty  triumph.    It was a victorious vindication.  Ho had no moments of regret���none of apprehension.    Perhaps because he was still  credulous.     Fernando   loved   him.     She  ScUd she loved  him.    But that  she had  loved others���what then?   That was before she knew him.    Another year passed.  The. troupe became involved in difficulties.  There were those who grumbled that this  was due to bhe extravagance of Fernande.  Whatever went wrong she must have her  carriage, her dainty meals, her cigarettes,  her champagne.   Things went from bad  to worse.    There was talk of disbanding.  M. Michaud was at his wits' end.   He must  pay his clamoring company���for the.show  was now  practically  in his hands.    He  must also propitiate Fernande.    At this  juncture appeared on the scene Carl von  Zwienger,  a  handsome blonde Hercules,  who had been an officer in a German regiment.    He rode superbly.    He created a  furor.   Crowds  came  to witness  his exploits.    From the depths of adversity to  the apex  of  prosperity'leaped   the  fortunes of   the   circus.    The  manager  immoderately  indulged   his caprices.    Fernando 110 longer gritted sulphurous curses  between her little white tooth.   Accounts  were settled.    All wont merrily until one  night when   Placide .stumbled homo late  and entered his room at the hotel.  -/��� * * * * *  When the discovery was made of the  dead bodies of Mile. Fernande and Herr  von Zwienger it was generally believed  that he had killed her and then hinisol  She had been stabbed in the throat. The  k life was found hilt deep in his heart.  Placide   disappeared.   That   he.   maddened by tho murder of  Fernande,  hae  sought   oblivion   in   the   river    was  the  theory universally accepted.  "lie loved her," said those who fancied  they had known hini. "and the double discovery of hor faithlessness and her death  was too much for him,"  * * * * # *  In tlit! scullery of one of the most severe  monasteries in'the world a lay brother,  haggard, stooped, white-haired, who  works from dawn to dark at the meanest  drudgery, offers to Christ his labor, starvation, and prayers for the salvation of  those souls which have confronted him  unprepared-���and for that of tho apostle,  Placide, whom he knew in his youth.  ALL ROOMS REFITTED  and. Refurnished.  man feels dressed for the street without  she carries both, and as it is now she has  to   tuck    her   handkerchief   under   hor  basque; where it is sure to drop and be  lost,   and   carry  hor pocketbook in   hor  hand.    In nine cases out of ten she will at  least once a month lay the latter down on  a. counter in a dry goods store and  walk  away without it.    J_at-li event is expensive as well as aggravating.   Tho handkerchiefs   probably   represent  in    cash  50 cents, M-liile tho pockebbooks perhaps  are worth  $10,  say, and  contain on  an  average about 47 cents in cash along with  some dress .samples, a couple of hairpins  and   a   torn    "L"    ticket.    Every   man  knows how mad it makes him to have his  wife insist on his carrying her handkerchief in hi.s dress suit when they are going out to a reception.    He hasn't under  such circumstances any pockets lo spare,  and so when she smilingly asks him  to  hand it to her without letting anybody  see (as she will do about six times in the  evening) he  has a  difficult task to perform.    Each, time it means the rumpling  up of his shirt bosom iu reaching for  ifc  inside his vest.   When I really pity tho  pockotless woman, however, is when she  is out shopping with some  money.    She  carries a little change in her pocketbook  and secretes tho bills.  Until Cut of Palace Hotel  Arrives, this Space is  Reserved for  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  ���'."������.--���     Kaslo.  Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars in tlie Markct-  .THK  HAH.  Special  Attention to Miners.  ������ w  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  Front St., Neap Steamboat Landing,  KASLO,   B.C.  DEVLIN 6c McKAY,  P00D1��:-: D0(J  1^5 tali rapt,  Next   Door   to   the   Madden   Hotel,  NELSON, B. C.  MRS. W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietress.  TUB .���.BEST GUI SINK  THK BUST  BUDS  THE  BUST  -   Proprietors.  OP  KVIORVTHJaVG  KOOTKNAY :.  Vernon Street, Near Josephine.  'NELSON, B. C.  OPPOSITE  CITS"WHARF.  AXEL JOHNSON, Proprietor.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay  Its guests ttms obtaining splendid  Views of both mountain and river.  CCEUR    D'ALENE  Front Street,  KASLO, B.  JOHN   F.   WARD,   Manager.  c.  The Very Best  of  Everything".  ff+~+-+;  ff.+-4---  rh+4/  a--*--  Qrai)d - Septra 1  Tlie Booms  Al-K_CO.MKOKTAIII.rc;  IN  Tlie Table  ��� IS; THE   BEST   IN'   THE  -MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE  BAR  IS  FIRST-CLASS.  MADDEN -:-  Corner Baker and Ward Street's,  NELSON, B. 0.  THOMAS   MADDEN,   Prop.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  With a frontage towards Kootonay river, anil is newly  furnished throughout.  a?:__:__. t ___ b :__ :__  [s supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being1 under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  The Bar is Stocked  With the Best Brands  ��KKit, am:, wink, whisky and cicaks.  INTEBMTIOML  Cor. West Vernon and Stanley Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  First-Class in Everything".  International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large nnd furnished  newly throughout.  TABLE  IS  NOT  SURPASSED  IIOTKI,    IN    TIIK    KOOTKNAV    COl'NTItV.  A HIIAitK OK TltANSIKNT TIlAllIC SOLICITED.  Give Woman Some Pockets.  nn  age  oi  pocket-less   women.  Tliis   i.s  Why in Lite name (-fall tlmt is convenient  iiiid necessary, as'<s a writer in Llie Sew  \ ork Herald, don't tlie fashion-makers  bring into use some sort of gown  whose I  Sample Room is Stocked with Choice  Liquors and Cigars.  Dawson & B.  Px'oprietors.  Craddock,  Sl GRAND HOTEL  NELSON, B.C.  TO THE FRONT!  LOTS RAISED FROM $50 and $75 to $100 and $125.  TERMS:   One-third cash, one-third in 3 months, balance in 6 months.  Invest  now hefore I hey  and Konlcnay  lake another jump,    Hound to he I In* Icriiiiniis of the Slocan I.ako hrunch of lhe Columbia  liailway, over which I lie rich ores of Iho Slocan miniiiK camps must be marketed.  Tein.iorary Ollice. VICTORIA IIOTKI,.  DICK  & WARD, Agents, Nelson.  Blomberg1,   Proprietors.  Closest Hotel to  Steamboat  Landing.  THE BAR CARRIES CHOICE BRANDS  IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS  ^"TREMONT  In oiu  EAST  BAKER ST..  NELSON.  ��� nt the licst hotels in Tout! Mountain ilislriet, und  is  the lieiuti|iiiirti.'i'H for prospectors and  work iii','   miner*.  MALONE   &    TREGILLUS,   Props.  _. Af'"WViYTdl  ^_W-?ft;"*-.:^^  ���_�����!-    tlj��.-*|. ���     ���, '_,   * ���       -r��.<_>- -1 ��_i._  �����������      ,�� ���  i1- _ -i'i _������-'--�����_ | -.        -,     _,    L,  H _   t .H    - _���  I     '������ J i       ,--,._. >i _>���_**���        -  *    I*    1 -I -       _ _!���-��      :    t | ._* *��!-���-���_-.������������_-_._--       - I     ���*__*_     ���   ���-*-* ���* ������ HM       "        ��� .   '   -       J-        ���  _l* ���--        III        "-ti ���- *��-i ��*1"J_       I   >i_ll ��� 1 - -I       __'�� iA I-   ..   ��� . -r"^      .       -'��       i���������    ���    ��������    ������-*���      -*-..!��_������ *    ��� tl       i*- ���i.i-V      -       ���       ���IF    -���-���**_���-__        JF "i THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY   MABOI-1   16,  1893.  OQ  cz_  {______>  -_DJEI3_A__I______!_RS      IUST-  EAST _B_A_.__SI____]_R S_T_R_H__E3T,  EI  >  if' iww��� "Ta  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  Nakusp��� Slocan Transportation Company, New Denver��� Change in H'lverliscmcnt.  ���Slocan River Wagon Road Coniniitlee, Xelson-Extension of time lor lenders.  .1. Kreil Hume and William Hunter. Xelson���Tenders  wanted for clearing streets in Four Mile City.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Born���At Xelson on l<Yiday, the JOth in-  sta.nt. to tlie wife of Frank Fletcher, a  daughter.  Born���At Nelson on Tuesday, tlie 14th  instant, to tho wife of George II. Hunt, a  son.  An eastern paper says long-distance  telephones are working new wonders, and  gives as a u instance that Theodore  Thomas, the greatest living orchestra,  leader, stood in Chicago and heard an applicant for admission to his orchestra  perform on the violin in New York. That  is nothing as compared with what daily  takes place on the long-distance line between Nelson and Kaslo. Jack Gibson,  the managei' of the central office at Nelson, can plainly hear and understand both  Bert Crane and Sam Green when they  talk through the phono at the Kaslo central office.  The president of the Board of Trade  and the foreman of the Deluge Hook &  Ladder Company have joined forces and  fitted up an elegant sleeping apartment.  The room is handsomely furnished and  is decorated with a miscellaneous assortment of glass curiosities and works of art  from tho celebrated distilleries of Canada  and breweries of the United States.  The population of Nelson has been increased by two since the last issue of Thk  Tkihi/_;i_.' On Friday land commissioner  Frank Fletcher walked up Baker street  proud in the knowledge that his firstborn was of the sex that never cry after  nightfall; and on Tuesday morning jeweler George li. Hunt awakened every man  in the Houston block to let them know  that ho was for the first time ti" daddy,  not of a weakling girl, but of a ISA-pound  sturdy boy.  Owing to tlie fact that a supply of paper, ordered from Toronto in January is  somewhere else -than where it should be,  and to the further fact that a "wire"  order to Spokane happened to be sent  when the telegraph line 'was taking its  usual lay-off for repairs, only.150 of the  750 copies of The Tribune are .printed  this week. It was the intention to print  the edition on wrapping paper, but all the  wrapping paper in town was sold last  week to Ktislo real estate men, who use it  for making ���blue-print maps of additions  to tlieir town.  The townsite of Lardo, at the north end  of Kootenay lake, is still booming. The  owners of the townsite are building a  wharf on the north side of the town and  John Sucksmith is putting up a sawmill  on the south side. The wharf will be so  far-completed that passengers and freight  can be landed at it next month, and the  mill will be sawing lumber by the 1st of  May. Town lots are iu good demand and  readily sell at double what was asked for  them two months ago. Lardo is likely to  be quite a town.  Tom Mulvey of Slocan City was in Nel-  sou this week, having run Messrs. Perry,  Van Ness,.anil Sproat down Slocan river  in one of his water-tight boats. Tom says  lie has a claim over on Mover creek, twenty  miles southwest of Nelson, that lias more  and richer ore in sight ready for sacking  than has many of the much-talked of  Kaslo-Slocan claims, yet he couldn't give  the ground away. Tom, since you told us  that yarn about that big cedar tree at  Slocan City, we take everything you tell  us Avith a grain of salt.  His reverence, dominie Martin of Kaslo,  denies taking any interest in the whisky  famine at that wicked place. He states  that he drinks and recommends only  ' Kemp's Therapeutic."  Captain Spalding, a Pilot Bay rancher,  is supplying the Ktislo market with fresh  chickens and eggs.  J. C. Rykert. collector of customs for  Kootonay lake, who is too well and favorably known to need tiny extended mention, was a guest of the city of Kaslo the  fore part of the week. This was Mr. Ry-  kert's first venture out of his stronghold  during the long and severe winter.  The ball given by tho firemen of Kaslo  on the llth instant was one of the greatest social events of that embryo city. The  hall was decorated with evergreens and  tho flags of two nations. The supper,  managed by Mrs. Andy Hughes, was the  finest ever laid in the Kootenay Lake  country. Forty couple participated in  the pleasures of the terpsichorean art.  Charley Brown of the Halfway house on  Slocan river raised quite a quantity of po-  tatoes, turnips, and other vegetables last  yea ron his preemption. Fven now he can  dig both potatoes and turnips from the  ground as fresh as before the snow fell  last fall, frost not having penetrated the  ground.  A. S. Stewart, the C. P. ll. engineer,  returned to Nelson on Thursday from an  exploratory trip through the mountains  to the east'of Koolenay lake,  li he found  a practicable pass Cora railway he did not  proclaim the fact on the street corners.  Mr. Stewart is as silent as a- sphinx,  when information is sought I'or from him.  The following ' is sent from the Kaslo  end of Thk Triruxe as ''a. fact," just as  if Thk Thiijune hadn't always been  printing "facts!" from Kaslo: "John M.  Burke 6c Co:'s bank at Ktislo paid out  over $10,000 on the l_th instant in currency, the largest check being for .$850.  An average day's business is 125 checks.  Cashier Piggott was so' overworked by  counting the currency for that large  chock that Mr. Burke has given him tin  assistant."  H. W. C. Jackson, at one time mining  reporter on the Spokane Review, but now  associated with I_. L. Minus and J. F.  Wardner in handling Ivaslo real estate,  was in Xelson this week. JIi". Jackson  says it is the intention of his associates to  put in waterworks to supply the residents  <of their section of Kaslo with water.  The Hotel Phair, the Madden house,  and the Tremont are all undergoing repairs, so as to be in readiness for the  spring inrush of fortune hunters that  may by mistake come to Nelson before  they go to a worse place���Kaslo.  Andy Dolan returned to Nelson this  week from the mouth of the Pond  d'Oroille. He says that it Avill be a month  or more before work will be resumed, to  any great extent, by the hydraulic mining company at that place.  Over 250 lots have been sold in Four  Mile City���more than has been sold in any  other townsite placed on the market this  winter. Not a single lot was sold to  "suckers" from the outside. The purchasers all live in this section, ami many  of them at New Denver, a town within  four miles of the townsite. Four Mile  City will be a town, provided there are  mines on Four Mile creek.  Charles Scanlan. formerly of San Francisco and lately of Victoria, is at Kaslo on  his way to Nelson to take the leadership  of the' Nelson brass band, one of the  tamed musical organizations of North  America.  The Columbia 6c Kootenay railway is in  shape for doing business, and the boys  that run it are just aching to show newcomers the most perfect roadbed and finest equipped trains of any operated railway in West Kootenay district.  The only authentic news regarding the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway is that  about forty men are at work putting in  the piers for the Pent! d'Oreille bridge.  Unauthentic reports, however, come from  Victoria that tlie promoters of tho company are quietly laying pipe to get an extension ot time from the legislative assembly. They will probably get it, as no  railways are to be built in this district  this year, notwithstanding all reports to  the contrary.  The Odd Fellows of Nelson will give  their first annual ball at Nelson on Thursday, April 0th. ''Arrangements have'been  made with the steamer Nelson to allow ol  a half-fare rate to all parties living at  lake points purchasing tickets. The  tickets have been placed at $2. The ball  promises to be a swell one.  Harry Sheran returned today from a  trip to eastern Canada., taking in the  World's Fair grounds at Chicago. He  came afoot from Northport, leaving that  place on Tuesday.  William'Springer is again in Nelson,  and is said to be on the lookout for some  of the best of the gold claims on Ragle  and Forty-nine creeks.  The owners of Four Mile City townsite  call for tenders in this week's Triruxe  for clearing certain streets in the town-  site. It is also their intention to begin  work on trails to the mines tis soon tis the  snow is off the ground.  Walla.ce (Idaho) Miner, 4th: "Elsewhere in our columns will be seen an tic-  count of the transfer of J. E. Boss's interest in the .Northwestern sampling works  of this place to E. C. Arnoldi. so that now  tho sole owners of the works tire George  I). Potter aud Mr. Arnoldi. The sampling works is one of the indispensable institutions of the Cieur d'Alenes. Its business litis gradually increased under the  efficient management of Mr. Potter until  it now samples the product of every mine  in this region, which isa fitting tribute to  the accuracy and promptness whicli have  secured this extensive patronage of tin  mining men."  _VC__]_-.0___:___-__T__S.  pour  "WILL   UK   SOLI)   AT   TIIK   FOLLOWING!  I'RICKS   AXD   TERMS:  [resides $75        <?6rQer$ $100  HAM'-   GASH.   ISALANCIC   IX   FOUR   AXD  KIGI1T   MONTHS.  FOUR MILE CITY  townsite luis a  mining district  immediately trilmtury to it. one with ns good showings  for mines us uny other iu West Kootenny. A number  of those who hnvo purcluiscd lots will erect buildings  ns soon us lumber can bo procured from Hill Uros.'  sawmill.  JOHN HOUSTON & CO.,  Agents, Xelson, R. 0.  W. F. TEETZEL <�� CO.  CHEMISTS and  :      DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of the leading  lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  spies, r revisions, Hardware,  '>  and Tinware.  Plumbing  and  Tin-Roofing  a  Specialty.    Stocks  full   and   complete in every Department, and the Public wiil find it  to their advantage to inspect Goods and compare Prices.  John A. Turner, Manager.       East Vernon Street, Nelson.  PILOT  _B_A."Y"_   _b_ o.  0     JL!  i?J_  "W'ihioXiIES-^ii.ie _A__isr_o eetail:  Coi\ Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  :&*���-��  &&  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  I?  ^ZROISTT  STEEET,  E__ASLO.  Mwm. Iron and  tj    MUVUkJj     UlUUl/llUM}. //JULUI.UTTUI.UJ  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH  SUPPLIES.  W.  .).  WILSON.  \V.   PERDUE.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies und .steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  or landing in   the   Kootenay Luke country.  TBLSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  TENDERS   WANTED,  il by I lie unilei-  {Deputy   .-herill'l  LICENSED   AUCTIONEER  XKLSOX.   11. 0.  Auction sales made at any point in A Vest I_ooteiia,\  district. Town lots and mining claims bought and soli,  on commission. A general real estate business tranactcd.  Oltlee for the present at residence, corner Carbonate and  Kootenay streets.  TURNER  BROS.  _vettsio  -__.__t:d s-_.___a_,_:o_sr__3_=.-3r  TIM*  I.A'I'I'HT  Ml'.SIC.  f*OOI*  ASSOHT.MKNT OF  HOOICS, TO VS.   I*T(,\,  KTC.  IIKI.I.   PIANOS   AM)   OHHA.WS. SINIiKIt SKIVISII   MAt.'lfI.VK.S.  Tuning and  repairing a specialty.  No. 2, Houston Block, Baker Street, NELSON.  asrELSonsr., b. c.  HOUSE    AND   SIGN   PAINTER,  PAPER HANGER AND DECORATOR.  All work artistically executed  on the shortest notice.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  x^zsie-  EEYELSTOKE  ____sr_D     JST^-IZZTT&F  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  A  nees on  towing Ma  BUY THEM  DIRECT FROM THE  SELL THEM ON  EASY TERMS.  GUARANTEE ALL OUR GOODS  FACTORY AND PAY CASH.  TO  AS REPRESENTED.  We also carry aJarj?��^toek_oMMamm^^^ Clocks, etc.,  and sell at Eastern Prices.      WATCH REPAIRING A SPECIALTY.  streets in Four Mile City will be rece ve<  signed up to noon on April _nd. IKll.'i:  IJoundary street from  l.cadville street  north lo Xinlli  street;  Iliiini; street from end to end;  Hunter street from end to end.  Address tender.-: to William Hunter, X'cw Denver, or  .1. Fred Hume. Nelson. .1. FKF.D IIL'MF..  Dated, March 151 li. IKiW. WIU.IAM HlLNTKIt.  GALENA TRADING CO., Limited.  NOTICE.  Mr. II. Hycrs having resigned his position as mana'jer  of this conipany from the 1st instant, his connect ion with  the company ceases from that date.  W. M. NKWTON. Acting Miiiingcr.  l'ilot Hay, H.C'., March IhI, IHKI,  ���WHOLESALE.  KASLO,    IB. O  EETAIL.  WITH   _A.   _L.____-.C3-E   ____ST_D   COMPLETE   STOCK   OE  Hardware, Stoves, Tinware,  Builders' and Miners' Supplies.  HEAD THIS AD. ONE MOM LATER.  .1. A,  w.  FSTAHKOOK...  HUNTER  learner  . .Music  will make regular trips during the winter season from  Xew Dinner to Ihe head and the lower end of Slocan  lake. At lhe head of the lake passengers enn lake the  trail for Xakusp, on Ihe Columbia river. 20 miles distant ;  nnd at the lower cud pack and saddle animals can always  be obtained to convey freight and passengers to Slocan  Crossing, on the Columbia it lvootenay railway, 'A2 miles  distant. For rates apply on board.  November l.'.th. WI. W. (!. McKINNOX, Scc'y.  Jro-E JP_A__R_KIIIsr  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contracts taken for work at all points in West Kootenny  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage   transferred  to and   from  the  railway depot and steamboat, landing.   Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sale.   HItOI'ltIF/1'OH.S  WILSON & WILLIAMSON.  mesdames DflYDEN  p/^ioity-Bqj;  &  fl  KASLO.  INSIDE LOTS IN POUR MILE CITY ADVANCED PROM $70 TO 75.   SECURE ONE!  ANOTHER ADVANCE IN PRICES WILL BE MADE ON APRIL  15TH.  .���I.    ���rilJ'i  ???���!���������-'���'������������'"  iiV^'j  ^Vft^Wjj!? ��\ *!,-���"���_ -riB-i    -"*V*Sv--y'T'.i-V ���,-��� .'������/-���i��J..->��. .���-.it4  tv.  ..V1.' ���>".  ���_.'..v.  m-:-  r_TTr_T_7"!u.  1-Vifr'i   '."i  r5TT  L .1   ��tl.,<  ..���Yi'sr.rwyr  -TV- 0 #.--*���->��� -J'���.���-���-^*'?ii^t?'���,.��� �����.. 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