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 ' Gfeb 94  Provincial Library  Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in Producing Mines.  MA ft 8 9 1894   *<-  fORIA, 6  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  SECOND  YEAR.-NO.  18  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  MARCH   24,   1894,  ONE  DOLLAR A YEAR.  THE   PUBLIC   ACCOUNTS   1892-93.  THE    AMOUNTS    DISBURSED     IN  KOOTENAY    DISTRICT.  WEST  The Names are Given of all Those to Whom  Money Was Paid, Except Only Those Who  Worked as  Laborers  on  Roads and  Trails   A Return Should be Made of the Omit-  ' ted Names, When and Where They Labored,  and the Amounts Paid Each.  Tho  following information  a.s  to how  'much government money was expended,  in West Kootenay, antl i'or what purpose,  .should be of interest to the readers of Tiik  Tijiijuxio, even though  they were not in  receipt of any  of the money disbursed.  By close examination, it  will  be i'ound  that certain  professional   men   got well  paid for their services and  that certain  officials did  not go hungry when traveling on  the boats of the C. ��fc K. S. N. Co.  From the accounts as printed, it i.s impossible to give the names of the men who  worked on trails, or the.amounts each received.    All the pay lists are lumped, and  the total amount so expended was $19,-  113.5)1.    If "dead"  men  wore carried  on  the rolls, a.s has been tdloged, tho pay-rolls  will have to be examined for the names.  A.s the charge has been made that such  men were carried  iu West  Kootenay, it  might  be  well  for some  member of the  legislature   to   ask   for a return  of  tho  names of all men employed as laborers on  roads, trails,' bridges, etc., in West Kootenay, during the fiscal year 1892-93, when  and  where employed, and  the amounts  paid each for every month so employed.  Police and Jails.  N. Kitzrit ubbs, golrl commissioner SI.800 O'J  T. 11. Giflln. constable mill recorder  1.200 00  W. II. Walbov. clerk. 7 months 1!) (lavs  ft'A'i 00  XV. .1. Goepel, clerk, -.'months  Ill) 0J  J.I). Graham, constable  i)00 00  1). M. Gordon, constable, 1 month  1ft 00  .1. Miles, constable. 11 months  Sift 00  K. AI. Sand Hands, constable, 2\ months  1ST .id  .1. l-irku'-, government a(-_nt at Kevelstoke  1,200 00  A. Sprout, constable anrl recorder  1.200 00  T. .J. Lcwlruui, constable anrl recorder  1,200 0.1  O. (">. Ucnnis, constable anrl recorder, 7 months . 700 00  Total S'J.'Xi!) f>0  .1. O'Neill, cutting anil hauling flan-pole S ft 00  Y. A. Weils, repairing locks anil doors     10 Of)  Devlin & McKay, water barrel .-  2 (w  II. Giegerich, lantern, clc  1(H)  Green Hrolhers-, recovering table    'A 1ft  Galena Trading Coinpanv, letter box  1 00  .1. T. Donaldson, sign  'A 00  G. V. Savage, elmir.s  10 7;")  T. A. Garland, blinds  .*, (X)  Tolal $1,031! ill  Lumber. On., lumber for wharf. Ar-  .,   in; i:i  .S2.!)!)l!'0i)  Public School Building.  Diihaincl & Laurier. school building ut Nelson.. .S2,!K)0 00  K. (J. Arthur, stoves, blackboards, etc.. for school  at Nelson '.    02 (id  O'Hricn  & Golville, clearing ground   at school  building, Nelson ,  fl!) 00  A. W. Aloore, fencing school grounds. Nelson ... 270 IK)  Hoofer & Scale, leveling grounds. Nelson    'Aft ftO  T. A. Mills, painting school grounds fence  10(1 00  Total.  .$'A,ftftl 10  The World's Pair Mineral Exhibit.  (!  Y. Law, services collecting specimens, etc., in  liritish Columbia, 7 months S  700 00  C. l'\ Law, services as IiriLi-0- Columbia commissioner in Chicago, (i months   1,200 00  C. K. Law, (raveling expenses, sundry disbursements, rent of rooms, etc    1,8'Ati 10  C.   Y. Law, pjiirl  fares to Chicago nnd  return,  Slill.20: fares, ICoolennvrlistrict, $20; expenses.  Slil.li."); freight, err:., *312.1()      287 Oft  C. Y. Law, paid freight on exhibits        'Al 20  C. Y. Law. paid for making and gilding bricks for  golrl pyramid      .'fill 80  C. Y. Law, paid for mounting and framing photographs '      till 0'A  C. Y. Law, rent of apartments in Chicago        ,S0 00  W. P. Harvey, making assays of IS!) specimens  mineral exhibits, per agreement '..       "WO 00  W. I'. Harvey, opening and repacking cases, and  expenses connected therewith    *���  fll 70  S. S. ."owlcr, services in charge of mineral exhibit, I month        125 (10  .S. S. Fowler, services assisting commissioner to  arrange exhibits        12;") 00  K. Al. Wells, Golden, services collecting exhibits  anil expenses .'/      385 30  A.  II. Kenwick. Fort Steele, services collecting  exhibits and expenses        101 30  .1. Henderson, Golden, services collecting exhibits  anil expenses       l.T_ 30  H. S. 'Popping, Trail  Creek, services collecting  exhibits        IS (K)  G. T. ICanc, Kaslo, services collecting exhibits ..     100 00  C. Ilugonin, Three Forks, services collecting exhibits anrl expenses      107 80  nreinner & Watson, Ainsworth. services collecting exhibits and expenses        103 00  Con.-table Miles, collecting exhibits, fares, etc...        3 00  N7. Fitzstubbs, collecting exhibits, lures, etc        12 00  F. AI. Wells, meals and beds, collecting exhibits.        7 00  l-Cefer & ICirkpntrick, freight on exhibits  'A 1ft  C. & IC. S. N. Co., frc ght on exhibits  101  I'. Angrig'ioii, freight on exhibits         2 00  E. Thomas, freight, on exhibits  1 30  J. F. I limit: & Co., sacks for exhibits  I 30  Durick & Warren, boxes anrl cloth for packing  ore        10 00  .1. Henderson, making packing cases        (Hi 30  W. II. 1'helps, expenses  incurred in  returning  horse hireil by C. F. Law  I oo  Kevelstoke  row lake.  Tolal   ..  SUHVEV OK SI.OCAX   Itl'KKKVKS.  C. F-'IVrry, I'. L. S.. services as surveyor  S .'Hi" (i!)  Fnv list, party, 2lil,h April lo 10th .lime   US I 00  .1. P. Cameron, labor  00 00  (1. II. Itashdall, labor  70(10  W  Hilton, labor  12 00  .1. E. 11 nine -C Co,, provisions and packing  103 II  Brown & Kvans, meals anrl beds for parly  :i.'l .VI  P. .1. Gallagher, meals anil beds fur party  17 00  \V. Pycr, freighting supplies on Slocnn lake  21 10  .1. MclCecrnan, transporting party on Slocan lake 20 00  P. Angrignon. fares anil freight. Carpenter creek 21 !I0  WISE   LEGISLATION.  Total   riKirri-Toi'oiiK.M'iucAi. sriivrcv.  F. .leune, tent      A. D. Thursby. band chain   .1. Johnston & Co., stationery   O. P. K. Co., fare. 'A men lo Nelson,  clstoke      -   Total      ��1.131 n:i  KOOTKNAY ,I.AI'IC.   S 8 00       15 00       10 115  and  I to Hev-       102 SO  ..SIM!  Miscellaneous.  Total ,  . .S(i,(iii7  Roads, Streets, Bridges, and Wharves.  Hospitals and Charities.  Airl for hospital at Nelson   Faros, meals, and aid to destitute sick   -    Total-, .-....-.r.-.s:.:.-.... ..:   ..51.000 00  ill -15  . .$1,0!)1 45  Administration of Justice (Other than Salaries)  Witness fees,  petit jury lists, deputy sheriffs.,'  fares, etc '....' $ Dili !)()  1). McLaughlin, interpetor   50 ou  C. XV. Sing, interpetcr  2 00  J. 11. Howes, crown counsel  255 50  Nelson jail (supplies, etc) ':.��� ftlil 11  Kevelstoke lock-up (supplies, etc)  11 00  New Denver lock-up (cleaning)  2 0.)  Ainsworth lock-up (supplies, ete)  51 S3  Kaslo lock-up (supplies, etc)       SO 30  Kent for court-room at Nelson ��� ......  83 00  Kent for court-room at Ivaslo  103 00  Kent for lock-up and police court at ICaslo  !Hl 00  Allowance to constable Graham forriuarters at  Ivaslo   50 00  Total .  . ..S2.202 07  Traveling Expenses of Officials on Duty.  N. Fit/istubbs, fares, meals, beds, etc  S  T.J. Lenilrum, fares, meals, beds. etc..   T. H. Giflin. fares and meals   .1. Kirkup, fares, meals, etc .......... H.  ...  .....  W. .1. Goepel, fares, meals, etc   O.G. Dennis, fares and meals   A. Sproat, fares,-moils, anrl horse hire ��� ���  507  20  250  in  ���A  IO  "'-7  ���'ft  51  20  30 50  15  IO  Total...... ....  ........  Commissions, etc.,  . ..S  81)8 40  Revenue Service.  Jowett & Haig, commission on auction sale of  lots at New Deliver. S1.3M 00  E. S. Topping, commission on collections. Trail  Creek .'...'   J. C. Rykert, Jr., commission on collections, Goat  River ���   A. C. McArthur, commission on collections, lllecillewaet     I). A. Lamey. commission on collections, Lardeau  Kootenay Lake Reduction Company, commission  on collections of revenue tax from employees..  II. J. Newton. Sayward, commission on collections   G. l-ilis. Waneta. commission on collections   S. Palmer, services in Ainsworth ollice during  absence of collector    J.  L.  Itetallack, services   in   Ainsworth  oflice  during absence of collector   ..     ���W. XV. Spraguc. services   in Ainsworth oflice  . during absence of collector   A. L. Muir, services in Nelson ollice during absence of collector   A. E. llorlgins, services in Nelson ollice on assessment roll   J. F. AlcNaughtpn, services in Slocan oflice  during absence rif collector -.'..;   II. Sproat, services in Slocan ollice during absence of collector   L. N. Armit.. copying records for Ivaslo ollice   279 .'��>  217 XI  ���-"ti 03  li 25  17 10  7 50  20 40  24 50  152 50  30 00  30 00  10 50  li 00  3 00  25 00  Total.  .S2.I7I! 07  Repairs to Public Buildings.  NKLSON .IAII. AND OK KICK.  Lane & McLean, fencing jail $  A. W. Aloore. repairs to jail   Consumers' Water Works Company, water pipe  T. A. Alills, papering ollice   R. .1. Alowat, carpenter work   A. W. Moore, fencing grounds   Harvey & Keefer, bolts, hinges, etc   J. F. If nine & Co.. hose, glass door, nails, etc   K. K. Lemon, water pipe, etc   C. I'laneliarrl. glazing window   Wilson & Williamson, hauling   J. Y. Hume & Co.. brick, lime, ete      A. W. Moore, carpenter work   .1. W. Smith, setting up stoves   C. F. rcttcr, repairing chimney���    J. F. If tune & Co., water pipe   Hunt & Dover, clock    G. A. Digelow, dusters anil lamp   Harvey & Keefer, repairing chair   If. E. Lemon, stoves, etc   iu'vi'lstokI': oi'i-'ici:.  XV. Kirkup & Co., iron chimneys, etc   NKW   UKNVKIt (WICK.  J. Fletcher, removing ond repairing cabin .  J. T. Donaldson, repairing roof   G. II. Kashdall. repairing roof   K. K. Lemon, hinges anrllocks.     J. T. Kelly, shingles    I). Whitley, repairing   C. Ilugonin, building woodshed    T. Hair, building porch and chimney  .  J. Dclaney, lumber, etc   S. S, Johnson, window   I{. E. Lemon, tools      J. C. Holaiuler. sundry furniture   II. Harshaw, freight on stovepipe   Hunter & Mclviniion, lantern    Ronnie Urothers, lamp   M. V. Hart well, cupboard   .WNHWOItTII  tn'FW.K.  Y. L. Fitch, repairing doors   It. K. Lemon, I ransom lift   257 00  lil 00  2li 20  20 33  70 00  230 OS  4 55  22 50  11 ill)  1 25  ft 50  38 32  (i SO  7 00  (i 00  k; so  15 00  'A 00  1 25  27 55  .$   W)t) 38  33 I'O  1 0o  5 00  1 IK)  (i 00  S 75  5 00  25 00  5 00  5 00  1 00  20 1)0  1 SO  li 00  10 !K)  7 50  1 (HI  Laborers on district roads   Construction uf wharf, Ainsworth   W. AlcKenzie. labor on Revelstoke road   S. Hill, labor on Kevelstoke road   E. Aleteall'e, labor on Revelstoke road      S. Hallogunrd, labor on Revelstoke road, with  team   A. (.nilorailh, labor on Carpenter creek trail   P. M. Walker. labor on Trout lake trail   D. Ferguson, labor on Trout hike trail   J. W. Smith, labor on Ainsworth road   (!. II. Andrews, labor on ..Toad Mountain road ..  F. Johnson, labor on Toad Mountain road   L. Lindin,'.labor on Toad Mountain road   G. R. Narleu. labor on Toad Mountain road .  J. Hell, labor on Toad Mountain road    P. Sheroii, labor on Slocan trail        W. H. Swordtinger, labor-on Slocan trail   T. Dalair. labor on Rig Bend trail   A. Bourgeois, labor on Hig Henri trail   R. E. Maunsell. labor on Hig Henri trail   Hremner & Watson, labor on Hot Springs road,  w th.team    _lr-:miicr'& Watson, building bridge. Ainsworth  road, per contract     R. J. Alowat, building bridge, Nelson, per contract ..::..   E. lviluy. building bridge. Nelson, per contract.  D. S. Cameron, clearing streets, Nelson, per contract   AIcLean & Co., clearing streets. Nelson, per  contract    A. Hunker, clearing streets. Nelson, per contract .  .     D. T. Daniels, grading streets, Nelson, per con-  .1. A. Cameron, grading streets, Nelson, per contract .'. '..    .....  J. Lane, grading streets, Nelson, per contract..  A. W. Aloore. constructing sidewalk, Nelson per  contract.     K. F. Daly, grant towards constructing trail to  mines south of Balfour ���  J. W. Haskins. grant towards constructing trail  lo Haley creek  ���   W. N. Rolfe. putting in culvert. Toad Mountain  road      G. R. Nadcn, repairing Giveout ereek bridge ...  G. W. Johnson, repairing ditches, Nelson   G. Roach, removing fallen timber, etc.. Hig  Henri trail    '.'.  ...    A. Scott, removing fallen timber, etc., Big Bend  trail   A. Madden, removing fallen timber, etc., Robson  to Trail Creek, per agreement   C. Taylor, removing snow from bridges. Fish  creek trail, per agreement .    ...  C. P. K. Co., bolts, augurs, etc   Trail Mercantile Co., ruse anil caps   D. A. Lamey, powder, etc :   II. Giegerich. powder, etc   J. F. Nan It, tools, etc   J. F. Hume & Co., tools, ete    It. E. Lemon, tools, etc   11. N. Coursier. tools, etc    C. H. Hume & Co.. tools, etc   Bourne Bros., tools, etr:   Hunter & AIcKiniion, tools, etc..   G. Terry berry, tools, etc   G. Terrgberry, repair.ng tools   D. Woolsey, hauling tools   E. C. Carpenter, hauling tools   A. Aid ii tyre, hauling tools   R. Kerr, hauling tools   K. Johnson, hauling tools   T. F. Jell'ers. hauling tools ...     .lames Kirkup. hauling tools   E. Thomas, hauling pile driver   W. Saunders, moving camp       Revelstoke Lumber Co., lumber    C. B. 1 Initio & Co., tents   C.S* Iv.S. N. Co.. fares of men anrl freight on tools  W. Alclven/ie, niru of boat for men   C. P. R. Co.. freight on tools    Dominion Kxprcss Co., freight on tools   P. Augrison. freight ou tools   J. E. Walsh, hire of horse for government agent  paying oil'men, Nakusp trail    \\ .Saunders, hire of horse forgoveriiniciitagcnt  paying oil'num. Nakusp trail   T. Richardson, meals and bod for government  agent, inspecting Fish Creek trail   A. K. llorlgins, C. IO., plans anil superintendence  of construction, N'elson wharf   A. E. llorlgins, C. K., superintending street contracts, Nelson   J.'I'. Macdonald, assisting engineer street, contracts. Nelson   A. K. Hodgins.C. 10., reporting on Nakusp wagon  road   W. Hull, labor on survey, Nakusp wagon road..  J. Sanderson, labor on survey, .Vukiisp wagon  road   A. K. llorlgins, C. K., locating line of Nnkusp  wagon road   A. K. Hridgius, C. K.. services as architect, and  engineer on public works, Nelson   II. Managan, removing three bodies from Falls  street, anil reburying in cemetery, Nelson   SI0.113 ill  1,500 0(1  15 00  lo on  5 00  (i (10  1 00  33 00  33 00  21 00  IS 00  12 50  12 50  30 00  30 00  27 50  27 50  51 25  OS 75  20 87  ' 70 75  125 00  137 00  ill) (10  100 (10  20 00  !)l 00  574 80  214 So  27!) 0!)  03 15  200 00  100 00  7 50  15 (I:)  ft 25  lil 25  17 50  50 00  30 00  25 lil)  3 00  ���ll) 45  78 00  15 2ft  !)() 15  7 03  1)3 SO  25 10  SS lil  5 S3  .'11  15  31 5 J  17 00  5 25  I 00  1 IK)  12 00  li Ml  15 00  I 50  20 00  7 !I2  15 1.0  122 !K)  10 0,1  1 III  00  li Oil  10 00  70 00  2 (K)  UK) IMI  l!KI III  15 00  Total      TKAIL,     KK'ITI.K  I.AK'K  IIIVI'll    TO    AHWIW  VVIIAIII-.I  Pay lists, laborers on trail   P. Thihtidcaii. labor with team   Lowe & Anderson, hire of labor with team    II. N. (.'our.-ier. tools, rope, etc    C. & K. S. N. Co., fare of foreman anil freight on  _ tools Io Fire valley   S. ifc (). R, Co,, fare of foreman to Sicuiuous   C. P. R. Co., fare of foreman to Revelstoke   R. Sanderson, construction of wharf. Arrow lake,  per emit rni'l     3li 00  51 (Ml  130 50  150 (H)  IS (K)  ...S:.-5,3!i:i 511  (INr.'i.lDl.vi;  .S1.77I 50  20 IKI  . 117 00  l.'j 11  ft 20  I IK)  XS3  The Nelson Alincr, for advertising !  The Revelstoke Star, for ad vertising   The Nelson Tribune, for arl vertising   Sundry parties, for stationery ���  Engraving seal, I'or county court '   Grant towards mail service to New Denver   Postage   Fuel and light, Revelstoke      Fuel anrl light, Nelson-   IVnol and light, Ainsworth   Fuel and light. New Denver   Fire department. Nelson   Fire Department, Revelstoke   Telephone service, Nelson   Telephone service. Ainsworth   J. Thornton, bounty on one wolf   McDonald, cofliu for destitute person. Kaslo   J.  Sexton, digging grave for destitute person,  Kaslo   C. Ivappo, hauling corpse to grave, Kaslo   L. E. Sherwood, removing snow, Ainsworth ollice  R. II. Cavill, taking inventory of assay plant late  (3. K. R. Wilis, Nelson   Indian Narcesse, cleaning ollice. Nelson   L. 10. Sherwood, cleaning oflice. Nelson   Green   Brothers,  soap,  brush,   etc.,  Ainsworth  ollice   L. E. Sherwood, carrying wood and water. Ainsworth ollice      F. Kuslilon, repairing rille, Revelstoke otliee   Wilson & Williamson, conveying dead body from  wharf to graveyard. Nelson   BreinnorX* Wa son, removing furniture lo Ainsworth ollice   F. W. Pitcher, cleaning Ainsworth oflice   Sam Sfui-eh,  hauling trees for government reserve. Nelson    The Alincr, Nelson, printing 1000 affidavits   The Miner, Nelson, two subscriptions   The Tribune, Nelson, four subscriptions   Quarantine expenses at Revelstoke   II.   A.   Brown,   Revelstoke,   compensation    for  property destroyed during quarantine   A. II. Holdich, Revelstoke, analyzing sample of  water   > hi  110 25  5!) 7(i  ���15 75  120 85  20 00  5 00  177 S3  SU 50  175 0!)  I Hi 05  128 01)  251) 00  250 00  00 00  (iO 00  3 00  10 00  5 00  3 00  13 00  10 00  15 00  32 00  1 S3  12 0(1  2 50  2 00  II 00  ft 00  1 00  7 00  S 00  ���I 00  1,008 SS  Total...  SS 25  15 CO  . ...S2,i)!IO lil  A   KOOTENAY   GARDEN   OP   EDEN.  Fire   Valley   Capabe   of   Sustaining   a   Large  Population.  Finn Valliov, March 15th, ISOt.  TO TIIK  l-IMTOR OF Till. Till hunk:     Yon  will   greatly favor  the settlers  of.' - Fire  Valley and benefit the outside world by  inserting tlie following- statements, whicli,  though absolutely true and unvarnished,  tire not generally known to the'public.  This eminently successful rival of the  Garden of Eden is situate, roughly speaking, some forty miles south of Nakusp  and about sixty miles north of Robson, on  the west side of the Lower Arrow lake.  Crossing over the small range of hills that  border the lake at this point, you will find  yourself gazing on a vista of rural beauty  and agricultural activity, of which we  can say that it stands already unsurpassed  by anything in the Kootenay region, and  Wliich will, without doubt, in a .comparatively short space of time rival the well-  known Okanagau country and the farming districts west of there.  Fire Valley extends for some eight miles  in length and in width is from one to two  miles. The steamers call here regularly  at a well-constructed wharf, erected last  year at the expense-of the government,  and which is going to be extended out  during the coming summer to deep water,  $1500 having been appropriated by the  government for that purpose and the completion of trails.  There are already some thirty settlers  in and about the valley, and the crops  have already shown for themselves tlie  remarkable fertility of the soil. Wheat,  .oats, and barley have already been grown  in .sufficient'quantity to. prove that in the  grain department Fire Valley stands second to none. Timothy., hay, grown last  sumnie'% stood at least six feet high, and  the wild clover, which grows in rank  abundance, is excellent feed for stock.  .Samples of the latter have been sent out  and created much surprise.  Headers of this will perhaps have noticed that Air. ..J. Bangs obtained a prize  at tlie Calgary agricultural show  some potatoes grown on his farm  Cabbage, onions, and other garden  have shown up in the same propo  the cabbage being especially fine  weighing considerably over lifty pounds.  The land is also adapted to fruit. Wild  fruit luxuriates iu abundance. Alessrs.  Jordan. Vale, and Lowe have put in young  tipple trees on tlieir respective ranches.  The valley is watered by a creek, from  which it takes its name, and is strong  enough to run any kind of a mill. There  are small spring-- also in many different:  localities. There is a government wagon  road through the valley, which extends Lo  the cattle trail leading to Vernon, and  which affords easy exit to the settlers of  Fire Valley any time of year.  The principal fealures'here in prospect  for the summer are a store, postofiice. and  a justice of the peace. Not that the latter  is'reipiisite, but it adds to the dignity of  the place.  In conclusion, I am authorized to say  that the people of Fire Valley are in sympathy with the idea, of nominating a candidate'by convention, and will be represented bv a delegate at Nelson on llth  April.  With all due apologies for_ trespassing  on so much valuable room in your columns and trusting that I have not presumed on the patience of the public. I  bog to remain, yours very truly.  A. I). Svkks.  An  Act to Provide, for the   Payment   of   Sue-  cesson Duties in Certain Cases.  The   province annually  expends  large  sums for the maintenance oi" the  insane,  and toward the support of hospitals and  other charities, and it is expedient to provide a fund for defraying part of the said  expenditure by a succession duty, aud  to  that end the attorney-general  litis introduced a bill in the legislature that should  become law.  It provides that all property  situate    within    this    province,   passing  either by will or.intestacy, or any interest  therein or income therefrom which shall  be voluntarily transferred by deed, grant  or gift   made   in   contemplation   of   the  death   of   the   grantor   or bargainor,  or  made or intended to ttike effect in possession or enjoyment   after such   death,   to  any person in   trust or otherwise, or  by  reason whereof any person shall become  beneficially entitled  in posession   or   ex-  peclancy to any property, or  the income  thereof, shall be subject  to a. succession  duty to be paid for the use of the province  over and above the   probate duties prescribed in that behalf from time  to  time  by law.  The duty payable upon all property  liable to duty under the act shall be computed upon the following scale, that is to  ���sa y:  Lfpon the value up to $25,000, a duty of  $1 on every $100: in cases where said  vahie reaches $25,000 but does ' not reach  $50,000, a duty of $2 on every $100 of its  value.  Where said value reaches $50,000 but  does reach $100,000, a duly of $.'{ on every  $100 of the value.  Where said value reaches $100,000 but  does not reach $250,000, tt duty of $-1 on  every $100 of the value.  Where said value reaches $250,000 but  does not reach $500,000, a duty of $5 on  every $100 of the value. i  Where said value reaches $500,000 but  does not reach $000,000, a duty of $0 on  every $100 of the value.  Where said value reaches $000,000 but  floes not reach $700,000, a tluty of $7 on  every $100 of the value.  Where said value reaches $700,000 but  does not reach $SO0.OO(), a duty of $.S on  every $100 of the value.  Where said value reaches $800,000 but-  does not reach $1,000,000. a duty of $0 on  every $100 of the value.  Where said value reaches $1,000,000 or  r;npre, a duty of $10 on every $100 of the  "value.  Provided that where the whole value ol*  any property devised,, bequeathed or  passing to. or for the use of any one person being the father, mother, husband,  wife, grandchild, daughter-in-law or son-  in-law of the deceased, under a will or intestacy does not exceed $10,000, the same  shall be exempt from payment of tlie  duty imposed.  courage waste in small matters. The people -.should practice what they preach.  The appropriation for the wharf at New  Denver should have been allowed to lapse,  even if the money could not have been  used for any other purpose. Last year  $2000 was appropriated for the purchase  of a plant for a government assay office at  Nelson. The appropriation was allowed  to lapse, but theaniountof the appropriation and more too was expended on public works of utility in the district.  TESTS THAT CANNOT BE QUESTIONED  THE OMAHA-GRANT SMELTER'S RETURN  ON A SHIPMENT OF SLOCAN ORE.  Carload of Reco Ore Yields, $1894.64 After  S103-.48 ��� Have Been Deducted for Duty,  Freight,  and Treatment.  PERTINENT   QUESTIONS.  the  with  here,  stuff  ���tiou,  some  "Why are the Men not Paid?  If a current report is correct, government agent Fitzstubbs wits, some weeks  ago, ordered to pay the amounts due the  men who worked on the Lardo trail last  June.   This whole affair  is discreditable  to the government agent, as he has surely  made -'misstatements to the lands and  works department, for if he had not the  deputy commissioner would not have  ���.signed his name to the letter printed below. If the work wa.s not authorized by  the government agent, why were a number of the men who worked on the trail  promptly paid in full for their labor?  Lands and Wouks Dkiuutm'-nt, lii-msn Co'.i'.mhia.  Victokia, N'ovumbur l.'ltli, IS'.).'!.  John McI.vtdsii, l_*q., Three Forks���Sir: 1 have the  honor to ucki)iiwlc;li_c the receipt of yourlettur of the Mrd  inwtitiit, respecting payment for work on the Lardo trail.  In reply. I heg to say that, captain Fit/.stuhbs reports  that the work to which you allude was not tiutliori/.-il hy  hini: that the public interest was not served thereby;  and that the government cannot assume uny responsibility in the in.-it.tci-. 1 have the honor to be, sir, your  .obedient servant, W. S. UOUK,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands anil Works.  The Lardo trail, or that portion of it  over whicli the dispute In is arisen, is not  the only trail in West lvootenay that government money was thrown away on.  The one built up Schroder creek, til though  built-in the interest of "my countrymen,"  was not built in the interest of the public:  and the one built to the mines south of  Btilfour, for which ll. F. Duly drew $200,  has certainly been of little use to the  public, however much it benefited Mr.  Daly.    A Lie and Its Refutation.  The Government is Badly Bothered  Over  Nakusp & Slocan Railway Steal.  The Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company  bill is giving premier Davie   no   end   of  trouble.    The building  of   that railway  was a "job," in which the government put  up all the   money   and   a   few   "iobber"  friends of the government reaped all  the  benefits.  .The following are a few of the  tpiestions the government  must answer:  Who were the directors of the Nakusp  &   Slocan   Railway Company when   the  contract for construction wa.s signed ?  Who are the contractors? Jf a firm or  company, who are the members of the  firm or company?  What tenders were received and for  what amounts?  Who acted as engineer for the Canadian  Pacific Railway?  What is the paid up capital of the Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company.  What have they to dispose of that the  government should pay them $50,200 for  ���10 per cent of their stock?  Also, copy of the form of tenders issued.  Statement of the grounds on whicli the  government assumed that the bonds could  only be sold at a large discount.  Duchesnay's estimate of the cost of the  work.  Copy of the contract under wliich construction proceeded.  Another question might have been  added, that is, "How sharp tire the  curves?" It is said that the curves are so  shcirp that the engine sent down for construction purposes by the Canadian i'aeilie cannot be kept on the track, and that  it will have to be replaced by a lighter  engine. Still another question: "What  danger is there of the roadbed between  New Denver and Three Forks sliding into  Carpenter creek?" Still another : "How  much will it cost the government to repair the New Denver and Three Forks  wagon road, the repairs being absolutely  necessary because of the damages resulting from the carelessness of the contractors on the Nakusp 6c Sloc.in railway.  Tin-: i.ii-:.  The Miner. March 17:  "When The Miner oppr��crl  r-erlnin feat iires nf the petition of the Hull Alines (.Vim-  puny. Tin-: Tkiiii'.vk rushed  lulu'type its pet phrase that  the erlitorof The Miner was  -ill ass."  TIIK UKI-'ITATlriN.  The Tribune, March 'A:  "Tin: Miner is very fearful  that property owners will  have then' rights trumpeted  on if The Hall Mini's, Limited, is allowed to expropriate land in order lo secure  a right-of-way for the company's proposed tramway  ami a site for its proponed  reduction works. The Hall  .Mines, Limited, limy be a  Miulless corporation, but. il,  is no more soulless than  Mime nl' the men it will have  to rleal with in unlet* to gel  a right-of-way lo tlie water  front below .N'elson."  Public Money Wasted.  The building ol a wharf at New Denver  i.s n waste of public money, as the wharf  is not now needed, and is not likely to be  needed at tiny future time. The argument thatfis tin; money was appropriated  for that specific purpose it should be expended and not .allowed to lapse is one  that no one who favors a careful expenditure of government money would make.  .Iirovince i.s not. so we!'  The.province i.s not. so well oil" that itean  afford to throw even one thousand dollars  away ou a work of doubtful utility. It is  useless to rail against the Da vie government for lending the credit ol* 1.1k; province to the promoters of railway companies when the people tire willing  to en-  A British-Columbia-Born Boy in England.  It is curious that a British-Columbia-  born boy should go to I-iigland to make  his living, or rather to gain that connection which will enable him to earn a  good living, when so many fathers in  Kngland annually send their sons to  America to learn to be "cowboys," paying exorbitant sums for the privilege.  Many old-time Caribooites will remember  David Kurt/,, and many old-time residents  of the lvootenay lake camps will remember C. C. Kurt/., better known as "Chris,"  his eldest son, who came to this section  along with C. W. Busk, in tlie summer of  1888, when Nelson and Ainsworth were  yet unnamed. During his stay., in the  lake country, "Chris" laid in a stock of  useful theoretical knowledge and gained  considerable practical experience. Last  January he landed in Liverpool, England,  and within three days wa.s offered a position as assistant to the engineering inspector for the prevention of polutioii of  rivers and streams in the Iiibblc watershed, at Preston, in Lancashire. He took  time to consider the offer, and accepted it  in February,-less than four weeks after  his landing-. Although now only J8 years  of tige, he has obtained a situation in  England that many an older man' would  gladly accept at a smaller salary. *���'  Both Turned Down.  The Miner, of which Gilbert Malcolm  Sproat is the real editor, says: "Theonly  thing connected with the convention  about which there is no sham, is the utter  inili(Terence and contempt with whicli  the people of Nelson and of till parts of  the south riding regard the whole outfit."  The result of the primary election disproves the above, as far tis the contempt  of the voters is concerned ; and if The  .Miner has so much indifference for the  men who favor the convention, why dot's  it devote so much of its space to abuse of  them aud so little Lo answering their  arguments? The .Miner and its real editor-  were: both turned down today, and from  this time on must be counted a.s btiek  numbers.  The Pounder of Nelson.  It is a trifle amusing to   read   Gilbert  Malcolm Sproat's effusions  in  The  Miner  of this week. According to Gilbert Malcolm, he alone has made Xelson what it is,  and that all the men whoopi-o.se him tire  ���7i-incher.s"and "grabbers." If Nelson had  depended on the enterprise of Gilbert  Malcolm and hi.s particular cronies for its  growth, it would today be another  Sproat's Landing.  Were They PiKeon-Holed.  Cluu-gcs of malfeasance in oflice were  preferred against N. Fitzstubbs several  weeks ago. The charges were received by  the chief cntumi.ssioner of lands and  works. What has become of them? Mr.  Fitzstubbs should not be reouired to rest  under such a stigma against Ins character,  and the man who preferred them should  be allowed the opportunity of proving  that I he charges are true.  "The Slocan ore carries too much silver  to be n profitable ore for the smelters to  handle," was  the remark made by C. D.  Porter, a C_eurd'Alene mining man, when  in Kaslo last week.    "They would rather  have the, product, of the Cuuir d'AIene  mines, wliich runs low in silver than the  Slocan ore which  runs high  in silver, as  they have lost money on every ounce of  silver smelted since the drop in the price  of that metal.  I have been mining a number of years and 1 have never before seen  such ore as is being shipped from the Slocan mines.   Today I saw the returns from  a carload of Reco  ore that was shipped  during  the winter to the Omaha-Grant  smelter at Omaha.    I took down the figures for future reference.   The 2~)~) sacks  shipped weighed AdSylA pounds net.   The  ore ran 180 ounces silver and SO per cent  lead.    The smelter paid for 0,j percent of  the silver and 90 per cent of the lead. The  net silver value was $20-15.-10 and the net  lead value $882.00; or a total, $2928.00. The  deductions  were:  duty, $-17*1.57;   freight,-  $821.05:   treatment,  $2'i7.20.   This  would  leave the owners $18��-!.04 net. or, after deducting $A~) a ton for mining and transportation  charges from  the  mine to the  steamboat   landing    at   Ktislo.    $119-1.(5-1  profit.     The silver   wa.s  paid   for at ()0h-  cents an  ounce and  the lead at $_. 10 a  hundred.    Once the price of silver is settled, the mine owners in Slocan will reap  their reward."   A Safe Expert Gets the Best of a Deal.  Everybody  in  Kaslo  knows Mr.  Goldstein of the Dardanelles hotel, and everybody knows that he is a business man of  probity.    His firm was a heavy loser in the  lire, but since the lire they have reopened'  in tlieir newbuilding on West Front street.  One of the  things  they saved from the  fire was a safe, and Mr. Goldstein made a  bargain with stife expert Brown to put it  in  workable order, and  when  the  work  was done Brown was to receive $10.    The  safe was soon put in the required  condition and   the expert demanded his pay.  Mi1. Goldstein demurred, saying the safe  had first to be moved from the site of the  old Dardanelles to the office in the -rear of  the new Dardanelles.    The expert claimed  that he had not agreed to move the safe,  and, what was more, wouldn't.   Mr. Goldstein said if he didn't move it he wouldn't  get the $10.   The expert said, "all right,"  and disappeared.    Mr. Goldstein's partner;  .had the safe moved up to the new oflice,  and Mr. Goldstein wishing to.place some'  valuable papers in it, began working the  combination,'a-nd. at last reports he was  still working it.   The expert, when he so  suddenly disappeared, went back to where  the safe, was lying and changed the com-,  bination; and as he left for Spokane the  next morning, 'Mr. Goldstein is undecided  whether to send   for  the   combination or  for a new safe.   Mining- Operations Not at a Standstill.  There i.s considerable activity iu a mining way in southern Kootenay. Trail  Creek district is attracting attention because of returns received from recent  shipments of its gold ore. The hydraulic  conipany on Fend d'Orielle river will begin work the fore part of next month.  The J'oortnan mill, near Nelson, will start  up within a month, and by that time the  hydraulic company on Forty-nine creek  wj 11 be in operation. Work will be commenced on the Silver King tramway and<  concentrator within sixty days. -The concentrator at the Number One mine, near  Ainswortli. will be in operation within a  month. Work litis been resumed on the  Wellington mine in Slocan district. The  parties who have the Virginia bonded  nave men at work. The Lincoln and the  Alamo have been purchased by the syndicate of which George A. Atkins i.s the representative. The same syndicate, it is reported, tire negotiating for the Noble  Five mine. The McNaughts tire building  it road from Silverton to theGradygroup.  George W. Hughes is niakiugpreparations  to ship ore from the Mountain Chief by  way of New Denver. There are fully .'500  men employed in and'abnut the mines in  southern l\oolenay.  The Sproat-Davle Combine.  The Miner makes the average resident of  Nelson "tired" when it states that Gilbert  Malcolm Sproat is the one man who alone  stands up for the rights of the people as  against corporations like the Nelson iv.  Fort Sheppard railway. The people of  the town would gladly swap Gilbert Malcolm and all his cronies for the five miles  of road between Nelson and Five-mile  point, five miles that would ere now be  under way had it not been for the factious  opposition of Gilbert Malcolm and his  silent partner Theodore Davie. The  Sproat-Davie combine will retard the development of this section of the province,  for it is essentially one in which vindictive  hatred and rapacity are the only component parts.    Not a Good   Year Either.  Thirty-nine   thousand   games   of  lawn  tennis were played in the London  parks  last season, and   live  thousand games of  cricket.  m  ft  �����������.-  , ^  '.������.  i._   /_���  " jlw.'  gg^l^^^  ���k-^-n--* THE TftlBUKE:,:' KJ2LS0N,  B.C., SATURDAY,  MAKOJI   :U,  189-1,  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TRIBUNE is published on Saturdays, by John  -    Houston & Co., anrl will be mailed  to subscribers  on payment of Onk Doi.i.ak a year.   No subscription  taken for less than a year.  RKGULAH ADVKKTIBKMKN'TS printer! at, the following rates: One inch, $'AtS a year; two inr-hes,  $-0 a .year; three inelies $81 a year; four inelies.  $96 a vear; five inches. ��105 a year; six inches anil  over, it the rate of S1.50 an inch per inonlli.  TRANSIENT AUVKIJTISKMKN'TS 20 cents a line for  lirst insertion anil 10 cents a line for each uilrlitional  insertion.-   Uirth,  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL OR RKADING MATTKlt NOTICKS 2ft cents a  line each insertion. , . ,  J OH PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst of  everv-month; subscription, in advance. .  ADDRESS all communications to  TIIK TRIHUNK. Nelson, H.C.  PROJ-ESSIONAI,   CARDS.    ,  D    LaBAU, M.D.���Physician and Surgeon.   Rooms 3  ���   and 4 Houston block, Nelson.   Telephone 12.  LR. HARRISON, H. A.���Harrister anil Attorney at  ��� Luw (of the province of New Hrunswick), Conveyancer, Notary Public, Commissioner for taking Aflidavits  for use in the Courts of liritish Coliunbia, ete. Oilices--  Ward street, between Haker anil Vernon, Nelson, B.C.  ��lte ��rtbmu\  SATURDAY MORNING   ...MAUC1I 21, 181)1  THE   MINER   IS   GIVEN   TO    LYING.  Like that other government organ, the  Vancouver World, the Nelson .Miner is  given to lying. In a 1-Mino editorial paragraph, last week, it states four barefaced  falsehoods. It says Tiik Tmhunk's political platform is : The predominence . of  of minorities ; the exclusion from politics  of British Columbians, English, Irish,  Scotch, French Canadians, Australians,  and New Zealanders ; the restriction of  .siilt"rage to certain persons born in some  circumscribed locality in eastern Canada ;  and the sneaking of foreigners on the register.  Thk Titmi/xi- has advocated and will  continue to advocate :  First. That the majority should rule,  not the minority ; that the majority can  only rule by uniting on a candidate for  member at the coming election, thereby  preventing its vote being divided among  several candidates, which, if divided,  would surely result in the election of  the candidate of the minority This is  the head and front of Thk Tribune's offending, as the coterie that have The  _tliuer for a mouthpiece see certain defeat  for any candidate they favor if the majority remains united as tit present.  Second. No man should be denied his  political right because of being born in a  particular division of the British empire,  aud being a native of one division in particular should not be considered the only  requisite for ollicial position. Just as  competent men hail from Ontario as from  Kngland, from the maratime provinces  as from Scotland and Ireland, from Quebec as from British Columbia.  Third. Unshakable opposition to the  candidacy of all men who are non-residents of the districts from which they  seek oflice, as well a.s of the men who refuse to register in the district in which  they earn their living.  Fourth. Strict enforcement of the registration and election laws, and the striking from the voters' lists of not only  aliens, but of non-residents and dead men.  There is no truth in the statement that  the names of aliens have been sneaked on  the voters' list of West Kootenay, and no  reputable newspaper would make such a  charge. When the voters' list of West  Kootenay is revised, it will be found that  the names of dead men out-number the  names of aliens, and men who have left  the country will out-number both the  others. It will be found that of the fifteen hundred names on the list, less than  twenty-five in all will be erased because  of non-residence, alienship, or death.<  America, and hy so doing banishing war  from this continent and dedicating it to  peaceful industry and the uplifting of  humanity. An ex-memberof theDominion  parliament, and not editor Dana, wrote  the editorial.' The ex-member of parliament may voice the sentiment of the people among whom he lives in Brooklyn,  but he certainly does not voice the sentiment of the people of Canada whom he  formerly represented in parliament.  There is no annexation sentiment in Canada at present.  Thk Minkr would have it appear that  it has striven to expose the operations'of  a company organized to rob the mine  owners of Slocan district of some of their  indispensable rights, and some of the  mine owners have made themselves ridiculous in their haste to believe the truth  of The 31 iner's statements. As a matter  of fact, no such conipany ever existed and  no petition praying for a charter was  ever presented to the legislature. Premier  Davie, The Miner's new master, will therefore have no opportunity of giving the  famous New Denver blanket charter a  thorough overhauling; but instead, can  devote all his spare time to explaining  how well he protected the rights of the  people in the Nakusp-SIocan railway deal.  1p the boundaries of the mining divisions in West Kootenay are changed to  conform to watersheds, instead of imaginary lines, the change will not be due  to Mr. Harwell's efforts, as The Miner  would make it appear. The change will  be brought about by the man who defeated Mr. Farwell for member in 1801; a  man who has never betrayed the interests  of the people of his district, even if he  has occasionally voted with the government and against the independents. The  Miner's hatred of Mr. Kellie is. inspired  by the friends of Mr. Farwell, men avIio  will never forgive themselves for allowing  a ''North American Chinaman", to be  elected to oflice in West Kootenay.  Thk Vancouver World says "the members of the Davie cabinet are personally  trusted and are types of our best life."  Coming from The World, the statement  must be taken with a grain of allowance.  A cabinet receiving, as it has, so much  praise from a newspaper that has not an  equal in Canada for mendacity cannot be  of a type that is above suspicion.  No kntkhi-kisk in West Kootenay has  been hampered by "stand-and-deliver concessions," however much some of them  have been hampered by the stand-and-  deliver methods of ex-office holding land-  grabbers.  THE   PRIVATE   PALACE   CAR.  BESLOBBERING   THE   PREMIER.  The Miner is, at last, a full-fledged government organ, and, like all organs, is  fulsome in its praise of its masters. The  Miner's particular master is the premier  himself, and he is lauded as the one man  who i.s ever alert in safe-guarding the  interests of the people. The premier is  reported as opposed to the practice of departing from the. provisions of the Land  Act, as was sought by the Three Forks  Townsite Bill. To be consistent, the premier must continue his opposition to that  bill, even if his friends Barnard and Mara  have purchased the interests of the mineral claimant who objected to having his  rights legislated away, if Messrs. Barnard and Mara have acquired all contesting  interests, why shouhlthey not be required  to follow the provisions of the Land Act  iu order to obtain a crown grant just as  other preeinptors are required to do? No  set of townsite speculators should he tlie  recipients of special favors, and they  would not be if premier Davie was what  his organ at Nelson says he is, "the great  protector of the rights of the people."  A fkxv weeks ago Thk Triuunk reprinted an editorial from the New Vork  Sun, entitled "Abolish the Bonding  Fraud.'" The apparent object of the editorial was to prove that the bonding  privilege allowed enough transcontinental traffic to be diverted to the Canadian  Pacific to bankrupt the Northern Pacific  and the Union Pacific, but its real object  wa.s to promote the political reunion of  the two great Knglish speaking communities who now occupy this continent, or in  other words, securing a  reunited   North  What it Costs to Hire a Private Car or a  Complete Train.  It costs about $50 a day to lure a completely furnished and palatial dwelling  house ou .wheels, containing seventeen  beds. In front is an "observation room."  Next come two drawing rooms, both fairly  spacious. Behind these i.s a dining r,oom  twelve feet long. The middle ''part of the  car is occupied by berths, which tire comfortable sofas during the day. In the  rear are a good-sized kitchen, a china  closet, a pantry, a bathroom and a cold  storage closet. All linen for table and  beds, tableware, crockery and every other  necessary are 'supplied. Three servants  are provided, also without extra charge  ���a skilled cook, a waiter,  a  porter,  who  are under the orders of the tenant. Heating and lighting are thrown in. After  ten days the rental is somewhat less per  diem.  Thus luxuriously housed, the occupant  can travel wherever he wishes all over the  continent by paying the railway eighteen  fares tor transportation. However, if  more than eighteen passengers are carried  in the car, so many extra tares must be  paid. He can stop at whatever points he  desires and have his car side-tracked.  If he chooses he can bring along his own  servants, linen, tableware and wines. He  is tit liberty to furnish the commissariat  himself, or the conipany will supply  everything in that way for him, charging  only 15 per cent over and above cost and  rendering to him the bills. The latter is  by far the better plan, inasmuch as  trouble is saved and affairs are attended  to more satisfactorily by the conipany.  The cook is always a capable person,  and, having a time schedule for a journey  across the continent, he will telegraph  ahead to various points for such luxuries  as may be obtainable at the markets in  different cities, thus arranging for fresh  fruits, butter and eggs, and even for a  newly cut boquet to be put on the table.  All'this is susceptible of variation. One  can engage an ordinary sleeping car for  $10, a sleeping car with bufTett for $15, or  dining find observation car combined for  $10. A hunting car, provided with kennels for dogs, racks for guns, fishing  tackle, etc., costs only $A~> a (lay. Service  and till incidentals are thown in.  But one can do better than this if he  litis plenty of money to spare. He can  hire a complete traveling hotel for $210 a  day, in the shape of an entire train, consisting of four sleeping cars, a dining car  and a "buffet smoker." An observation  car may be added at ah expense of $10  more. The bullet smoker represents in  some respects the highest development of  the modern parlor car. It includes a bar,  tt barber shop, si bathroom, and a library,  wherein can be found books, writing materials and the newest magazines and pictorial and daily papers.  in short, it is a small club on wheels.  Of course, the person who charters a  whole train  must pay the railways for  transportation at letist eighteen fares per  car, though west, of the /-Mississippi the  minimum-rate is usually fifteen lares. No  car can be rented for the prices above  given for less than three days.  it has recently become the fashion for  actresses to travel' in private ears.. Nowadays a conspicuous star usually insists  on being provided with such a conveyance  as part of the contract for a tour wliich  she signs with her 'manager. Bernhardt  always carries a small nianagerie with  her, which could not very well be accommodated in a public vehicle. Theatrical  companies very commonly hire cars while  traveling.  Dining cars are usually owned by the  railways and are managed by the palace  car companies. Ordinarily they are run  at considerable loss, being attached to  trains merely as an/attraction to passengers:', The expense of conducting them i.s  enormous. To begin with, there are ten  servants attached to each car. There is a  steward, who has full charge���-superintends everything, looks after the comfort  of guests, takes in the money i'or the  meals and makes reports .to the conipany.  He receives $100 a'month. There tire four  cooks, because rnanydishes have to be  prepared at once and -without delay. The  head cook gets $75 and the other three are  paid respectively $55, $10, and $30 a  month. The five waiters get merely nominal wages depending chiefly upon tips i'or  remuneration. For food tiie expenditure  varies from $1000 to -.$1500' a month for  each car.  In different cities all over the country  there are dealers from whom the company  regularly buys'provisions'. The steward  attends to this, paying: cash always and  rendering the receipted bills to his employers. At principal points, however,  the company has salaried buyers, who  supply the cars at starting, so that the.  stock of provisions need only be supplemented by tlie steward witli nerishable  articles and in case that anything runs  short. These buyers go.to market every  morning at 1 o'clock.  They select whatever i.s best, just as the  steward for a hotel would do. purchasing  ata considerable discount from regular  prices. Each car has a kitchen like a  hotel kitchen in miniature; also a pantry,  a cold storage closet, a. closet filled with  wines and various liquors and an ice cream  locker. Beneath is an ice box for meats  which will hold 700 pounds.  According to the regulations, the steward is personally responsible for all dishes  prepared. He must see to it that they are  properly-cooked and neatly garnished before serving. No.'chipped dish is to be  used under any" circumstances, nor any  piece of table linen with a 'hole in it. In  short, everything must be managed as,in.  a first class hotel. As a, rule, the meals  provided on dining cars are better than  can be got for the same -prices at stationary restaurants. The charge for dinner-  is $1, and 75 cents for breakfast or supper.'  On the basis of expenditure above given  it costs from $10,000 to $22,000 a year to  run a dining car merely for food and  wages,, to wliich iniist be tadded .wear and  tear on "the jiroperty aiitl hniiiy incidentals  besides. Thus it is not surprising that,  the business is a losing one.  Arrangements made between the palace.',  car companies and the railways regarding  sleeping cars vary very much. Sometimes  tlie latter pay as much as two or three  cents a mile for the use of each sleeper,  where, as is particularly apt to be the  casein the South, the passenger traffic is  not sufficient to pay the car companies.  In such cases a railroad is often obliged to  provide the necessary conveniences at a  loss to itself. The item of washing is a  very costly one in the running of sleeping  cars, as no piece of linen i.s ever used twice  without going to the laundry.  A sleeper, on leaving New York for Chicago or St. Louis, receives a stock of 120  linen sheets, 120 pillow slips, and 120  towels. This gives change for two nights.  Fifteen or twenty clean towels are always  kept on the wash-stand. The washing is  done in New York, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, St. Louis, and other cities, being  given out in great quantities at the low  rate of $1 per hundred pieces. An equipment of linen lasts about one year, at the  end of which it must be renewed. It is  purchased by wholesale, $50,000 at a time.  Ho! for the White Grouse Mountain Mines!  The Rich Copper-Silver Mines on Grouse Mountain are easily reached from  the new townsite on the east side of Kootenay Lake, and which is distant about sixteen  miles from the mines. There is bound to be a rush to the mines on White Grouse Mountain in the spring, and DAVIE is sure to be a town of importance, as well as supplies for, and  ore from the mines must pass through it.   For prices of lots apply to  DAVID BLACK, Pilot Bay;  Crown Grant Title. .ff^KWL  STRONG   MAN   IS   MASTER,  But  of  He Must Have Tact and Delicacy-  Thought if He Controals His Wife.  It is seldom that a great tragedy spoils  material happiness. If we were to investigate the hundreds of cases, says Klla  Wheeler Wilcox in the Salt Lake Tribune,  of unhappy domestic lives about us, we  would find that nineteen in every twenty  were results of countless small happenings, which served to finally rend the veil  of illusion, through which the lovers  viewed each other before marriage. A.fter  all that wo,may say regarding the important part a woman plays in the role of  ti. successful marriage, the fact still remains that man is master of that situation like all others, if he is only strong  enough and tactful enough to see it. Yes,  and delicate enough, for with his greater  strength there .must be delicacy of.thought  if he would keep the veil of illusion over  the eyes of the woman he makes his wife,  hear a "great 'deal, about the -danger'  We  An Insurance Story With a Point.  In all reasoning one must needs be sure  of his terms or there will be a Haw somewhere.    Probably there was a difference  understood by.the.wary Teuton described  by an exchange  in  the  following story:  7'A German insured his dwelling for $1000.  The dwelling was destroyed by fire.    The  adjuster  found,  after full investigation,  that the house was over-insured, and that  a new building, larger and  better,  could  be built for $5,000,  which amount the insurance .company   offered   hini   in  cash.  The German at first objected, but finally  accepted   the $3000.    lie   said  his  house  was insured for  $1000, and  that  he had  paid premiumson that amount, and therefore   lie   should   have  the   full   amount.  Some weeks after  he   had   received   the  money he was called upon by n life insurance agent,  who  wanted   him   to  take a  policy of life insurance on  himself or on  ids wife.    'If you insure your wife's  life  I'or $1000,' the agent said, "and she should  die, you would have thatsuin  to solace  your heart.'    "Dtit no use,'exclaimed the  German.     'Vou   'suranee  fellows  ish  all  tiefs!    Iff insure my vifo, and   my   vife  dies, and if I goes to de  oflice to  get my  $1000, do I gits all   the  money?    No, not  (ptite.    You  will say to me:   'She vasn't  vorth $1000: she vtis vorth 'bout $51000.    If  you don't like the $5-000. ve will give you  ii bigger and a better vife!"  Alluminum Used for Musical Instruments.  An allumiuum violin, invented and patented by a Cincinnati, Ohio, musician, is  highly spoken of, both by players and  critics. It is made in the same shape as  the ordinary violin, but looks, of course,  like silver, and is exceedingly light. Many  advantages over wooden violins is claimed  for it. One was used in a concert in Indianapolis. Indiana, lately, and a newspaper critic comments that, while it  seemed to lack in vibratory power, it had  peculiar qualities, which added greatly to  the brilliancy of tone.  a wife incurs who allows herself to grow  untidy and 'careless in her attire-a.fter.  marriage. But there is a corresponding  "danger- which husbands incur, by negligence of their person, and we hear little  about 'that.  The girl who falls.in love with the well-  dressed, carefully-brushed, scrupulously-,  dentified lover,,may. not be able to slay in  love with the husband whose .appearance  and habits are exactly opposite. I once  saw a man of wealth and position, whose  hands were always black across the joints,  and whose teeth seemed to have forgotten  any acquaintance with a brush.  How could a dainty wife retaini lier love  for a man like that?; She might do her  duty by him, but it seems to me all the  charm of the love-life would die a natural  death.  I have seen a great many men grow  careless in their dress after .marriage;  men who, as young bachelors, were noted  for their correctness in attire, and the attention they paid to details. Sometimes  this decline in their appearances can be  traced to financial causes; they are anxious to keep the wife and children well  clothed, and they unselfishly put themselves in the background.  But it is a mistake for a husband to do  this. The wife who consciously allows it,  is not worth the sacrifice, and may not  appreciate it, and the wife who is worth  it, will not want it made.  Whenever! see a shabby husband and  father of a stylishly attired wife and  daughters, I know that little love bright  ens that man's life  Very  trifle which was not worth a moment's  consideration, and only served to humiliate him.  A bachelor said to nie recently that he  thought men by nature were far more  neater and cleaner than women. That  order and tidiness were of more importance to them, and that this had been one  great factor in his remaining single. But  as I look about me I do not find sufficient  evidence to substantiate his statement.  .Men whose tobacco habits necessitate  extra care in keeping the breath pure, are  farjnore indifferent and careless in this  rosp(!ct than their wives. A woman seems  to take a natural pride iu keeping her  lips inviting to the salutes of Cupid,  while ti man falls easily into a state of  negligence in the matter. .Meanwhile  many a wife makes the first ripple in the  lute by aggravating a nervous husband  in small ways.  I once read a queer book of a woman  whose husband was ill in bed; and for an  entire week'she stepped over and walked  around 'a scarf which '.had fallen on the  floor, and which he had twice asked her  to pick up. In his super-sensitive condition, this mole-hill became a mountain.  Everything she did after that irritated  hini. Another wife kept her husband'in  ill-humor all suu'nner. by never having the  iee.pic.k in its-proper place. Tie happened  to be a victim to the ice water habit, and  liked to prepare it himself-���but day in and  day out was obliged to hunt for the ice  pick! He felt that she neglected his coin-  fort, and wtis.indifferent to his feelings.  I do not know that 1 ever heard a husband do this sort of thing, but again and  again I hear' wives interrupt their husbands 'in conversation to set them right  in some trifling point which is of uo account, and.which only succeeds in annoying him ;-'.-'���"- - ��� .--  impoliteness between husband and  wife���a forgetting or ignoring of the  sweet courtesy which made .-courtship so  delightful���is a dangerous fox in the domestic vines.  If we can keep ti way the foxes and insects from our vineyards, we have but  little to fear from the cyclones and frosts.  W.J.  EAT  arkets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will com!met. to supply mining companies and sleam-  boats with fresh meats, anil deliver sumo ul any minor landing in   the   Kootonay  Luke country.  United.  "No, George," she sadly murmured;  ���'though I love with all the intensity a  Chicago girl is capable of, it can never-be.  There are big 'barriers between us. My  father is rich and yours is not."  "Listen. Gwendoline," he responded,  ecstatically; '.'Last night fire destroyed  my father's largest clothing store.    Sow  frequently husbands grow into  a most indelicate way of jesting with  their wives on the subject of love and  marriage, which, to a'third party who retains any sort of sentiment about those  matters," is always shocking. Over and  over! have heard men who had been the  most passionate, lovers, telling a circle of  friends how they were fairly driven into  marriage by a persistent woman, and  that she, really, did all the love-making.  I have never yet, in listening to this  sort of talk, been able to discover.where  the wit comes in, but I have heard at least  a dozen men dilate upon the subject, and  each one seemed to think the idea wholly  original and infinitely funny. The wife  is the one, tis a rule, who leads the laugh  feeling that her husband expects her to  do so: but no woman lives who is not hurt  by this kind of jesting, and invariably her  husband is lowered in her esteem, however she may hide the fact from him.  The man who gets ready to go out for a  walk by putting on his hat, and gets very  impatient because hi.s wife is not equally  expeditious, is not a very bad sort of a  husband to be sure, if that is his only  fault, but he often makes things uncomfortable without cause, lie must reu ember at such times that he did not marry ti  person who wore coat and trousers and ti  heaver hat. He married a thing of frills  aud furbelows, house gowns and slippers,  and all those feminine accessories helped  to ensnare him.  She can transform herself into a trim,  half-masculine, out-door comrade, to be  sure, when occasion demands it, but he  must give her time. The long hair he  thinks so beautiful when it falls below  her waist, takes time to arrange, even if  she is in a hurry. It is so easy to spoil all  the pleasure of'the walk by scolding her  for being so slow, when in fact she is being  very expeditious, if he will stop to consider all she litis to do. Husbands and  wives who fall into the habit of contradicting each other iu small matters, and  disputing over trifles, tire unconsciously  feeding the little foxes who will ruin their  vineyard. I have seen a woman grow  scarlet with anger over a difference of  opinion, regarding a name, or a date,  which really had no positive bearing on  the subject they were discussing, and I  have heard her contradict her husband,  aud endeavor to set him right in the presence of others,  and   in   regard   to  some  he is as rich as yours!"  " 'Barriers Burned Away,' "  pered. andcsank into his arms.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Fourth Street.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  James Mcdonald & co.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Carry complete lines of Furniture, a.s well as manufacture  e.vcoy grade of Mattresses.  Tliey also- carry Pianos anrl  Organs.    Undertaking-.,-.  John M. Kkkkkk.' .. Jamks W. Skai.k.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming-done.   Hiive several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  LKAVE    OKIIUKS    AT  J.  F.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage  transferred to anrl   from  railway depot and steamboat landing.    Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  the  wood for sale.  WTf/LTAM WILSON.  .PROPRIETOR  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  she whis-  Big: Price Paid, for Tea.  Forty-two dollars and fifty cents a  pound 'was the price recently -paid at  auction in London for a small consignment  of tea from the Mount Vernon estate,  Ceylon. The tea was pronounced to he  absolutely the finest ever grown. The  purchasers were a tea company.  BARGAINS.  .VKW DKVVF.I! LOTS���Lots !) anil 10 (10(1 by 120 feet).  Block I, in government part, of New Denver. Price  ���p(K��l: sago cash, balance to the government.  A nO-FOOT LOT on Vernon street. Nelson, on whicli  there is a one-story ollice building. Price, Sl'_')0: SftOtl  cash, balance in easy payments.  A 'iftO-ACHE RANCH, situated on the outlet, li miles  northeast, of Nelson. Ten acres cleared anil 100 acres  more that can be: III acres in wild hay. Cloud story  anil a half howod-log house. I'rice. S*i(MH,'; half cash,  time on balance. Title crown gran I.  Call on or address  John Houston & CO., Nelson, B. C.  A full slock of lumber rough anil dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear lir flooring anil ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES. Agent.  Hotel for Sale.  (The estate of MoKachren & Co. in liquidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK PRINCIPAL IIOTF.L IN Til E CITV OF KASLO.  Notice   of   Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements���Rand Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, I). Y. Strobeck. free miner's cer-  lilicatr! No. I0I2I, intend, sixty days from Ihe date hereof,  tonp|>ly to the gold commissioner for a eortillento of improvements, I'or the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim. And further take notice that adverse claims must be sent to the mining recorder at  Ainsworth and action commenced before the issuance of  such certillcate of improvements.  Dated this l.'lth day of January. 1S!M.  I"). Y. STItOUF.CK.  This house occupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished.  Arrangements have been marie by which the lots can  be sold with the house. The house has been running'  eight months anrl has done a paying business, anil which  by good management could bo greatly improved. For  terms anrl particulars apply lo  ICaslo. li. C.  G. 0.  December  BUCHANAN,  181 h. 1S!W.  Assignee.  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  Not ce is hereby given that the partucrsliip heretofore  existing between William C. McLean anil John Lane of  ICaslo City. II. ('.. under nnd of the niimeaiirl style of  McLean* Company, is dissolved b.v the withdrawal of  said McLean from the said partnership. Anil the said  William C. McLean hereby gives notice tlmt he will not  he responsible fur uny debts contracted in the name of  the said llrm by the sairl .lolin Lane.  Dated at Kaslo City. II. 0. this first, day of March, A.  I).. 1801. XV. C. McLKAN.  Witness:   Ciiaki.i:.*' W. McAnn.  NOTICE.  Tho sitting of the county court of Koolenay, to be  holden at Nelson, has been postponerl until Monday, the  21st day of May. A. II. 1801.  T. 11". GIFFIN, Registrar.  Nelson, H.C!,, December llth, 18<tt.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  .SASH. DOORS. AND WINDOW FRAMF.ri  HAliH TO ORDKR.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TIM'NINO. SURFACING, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town iu the Koolenay Lake country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  For   Member   of   the   Legislative   Assembly.  The undersigned announces himself us a candidate for  member of the legislative assembly from the south rilling  of West Kootenay District, subject to the action of the  convention to be held at, Nelson on April 12th, 18'M.  Nelson, January llllli. 18114. .1. FUF.I) UUMK.  NOTICE.  We are making a change in our business on the 1st, of  March. All parties indebted to us are requested to settle  with the undersigned by cash or otherwise before the end  of February. After that date all old accounts will be  placed with our solicitor for collect ion.  JOHN A. TUKNKIl,  Manager for J. Frorl Hume & Co.  Nelson, February .Mil. 1801.  �����--__��� ��� "a-wmg-Tgi."-1-.-.-1-.-.' V i<_ W.'. '���  ���������' " 'A - '���������,���������-   v .' .���'���-'������     ������*."   ijrv*. ���.���'-,-��� ^^���^rc"^.^M^������-'^ '.'rf ���-"t-.-'Niw ���_'������ ������j.*"-. rrr,*>���~"T�� ���rr'Wnrrar, A','��. '-���". '��� '. ' <'. W 'J-���/', . !'������ l"*T i~rrii,t> r'r.V,  ,*">i-t.'*  ''Vi��'-/��'^*'Jl--V--*'t7yll*r:'B^lJ'*,-TI,,'T:':<*-K' .'S'.'T'-g " "!������ ������-"/.'������ ���T.-ii----si.'J-��?-<ii-v^i.i �����������_���,���_������ ��������� ���."ll"- ' --.i'" ,u���.''.yj".?.7',yft-.Jr''.-"'.---'- , J. v -"frf. ��� �����.���?"?" THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,   B. 0.. ��� SATURDAY, MARCH *1,  189-1.  o  I)  New Denver, situated as it is at the mouth of Carpenter Creek, on the east side of Sloean Lake, is within easy reach  of every mine in the g-reat Sloean Mining* Division of West Kootenay District, and, notwithstanding- all reports to the  contrary, is the only town so situated. It is one of the few townsites in West Kootenay whose owners can give absolute title to lots. Business men, mining men, miners, and prospectors, desiring either sites for stores, offices, or  residences, will be liberally dealt with.    Prices range from $25   for residence lots to $500 for business   lots.    Apply to  ��  treet. New Denver  '9  am of Montreal  Capital,  Rest,  all paid,  up,  Sir DONALD  A.  SMITH   Hon. (il<:t). A.  DRU.MMONI),  E.  S. CLOUSTON   $12,000,000  6,000,000   President   Vice-President   General Manager  _sr__3i_'so_sr _3_-.__L_src"E_:  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        HHANCHICS IN*     ������  LONDON   (England).   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  anil iu the principal cities iu Camilla.  Buy anrl sell Sterling  Fxchange and Cable Transfers.  (IKA.N'T COMMKitOIAl, AND TUAVKI.I.HKS' CKl'tllTS,  available in any part of the world.  I'ltAKTS issirBi); collections *.iai>k; ktc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  KATK OF INTKRKST (at present) 3.1 Per Cent.  A STORY OP A LOST MINE.  Last July., when the'days were long and  the sun blazed down into the valleys until even the lizards hunted the shadows  ol:* tlie rocks, L was driving down to the  railway..with a party from Ballena. The  "dust-was'.suffocating and our journey was  by no means one of pleasure. The sun  Avas near, the meridian when it was suggested that we stop to water the. team and  taken bite of lunch. A halt was made  beneath a grove of live-oaks, and we were  about to discuss the contents of our hamper when a pedestrian eanie in sight.  She���I'or it was a woman���came trudging along the road, hall" hid in the cloud  ol'dust raised by her feet. As she drew  near, we saw that she was poorly chid.  Her face was reddened by tlie sun where  the perspiration had washed away the  gray (lust with which she was otherwise  covered.    She was by no'means old, and  despite the grime and sun-burn, showed  traces of beauty. Uer evident weariness  and dragging movements could not hide  her grace.  On reaching our halting-place, she laid  down the little bundle she was carrying  and inquired if she was on the Ca'inpo.  road.' On being told that she was not,  and that she was increasing her distance  from that settlement, her eyes filled witli  tears and she sank down upon the  withered grass by the road-side, sobbing  bitterly. Of course every effort was made  to console her. At length she regained  control of her emotions and told us her  story and the object of her lonely tramp.  She and her husband had lived, content  and happy, in a little mining town in the  north; but the bad times came aud he  wa.s thrown out of employment. Then  the council of two planned for the future;  but, alas! the planning was in vain, and  the little hoard for the rainy day rapidly  Avaned. The rain was not a" passing summer shower, but a pouring season. There  Avere dark'misgivings for the twain, but  they had the light of youth and hope to  help them. One day they read in a city  paper a wild, fabulous tale of the'lost  J'eg-Leg mine of the Colorado desert. To  be sure, it told of drouth and death, but  the pockets of the dead men were always  fouiid filled with gold. Then came a lusting for the treasure at tlie end of the  rainbow and the self-assertion whicli told  the young man that he could do that in  whicli others had failed. The resolution  was taken, followed by a parting, with  bright hope shining through the tears  and kisses.  Thus the young husband left the bonnie  wife and started on his mad errand. She  had heard from him once from the little  village on the edge of the sandy waste.  Since then days had come and gone,  months had followed each other, nearly  a year had passed, and now, weary of  -waiting, the woman sought I'or him. "Me  is out there," she said, '-and living. I  dream of him. I see hini waiting for me.  My heart even tells tne how lie looks."  Here her face was illuminated with her  confidence. We dared not toll her what  our knowledge and experience tauglit:*)  that his bleached bones were lying where  a blessed death had relieved his direful  agony. What was the use? Slie was evidently half-mad. We did what we  thought best���told her "if he was alive he  would soon come to her. That to attempt  to find him without a guide was certain  death." At last we persuaded her to return with us to the coast, but only after  promising that we would aid her in her  search. On our return to tlie city, she  was placed witha charitable organization  under mild restraint.  The   summer    had   passod   away;   the  autumn rains-had  come, and   with   them  the presumption that  the desert  was tis  endurable as it ever becomes, when one of  my clients came to   me witha story of a  wonderful   mine   lying   out   in  the tirid  waste.      lie  had   a sketch-map showing  bearings by which it could be found.    The  map,  with some  marvelously  rich specimens of quart,/.,  had   been  found  b.v au  Indian upon the body of a dead man out  upon the desert.    1  laughed at the story  und ridiculed- my friend  for entertaining  it: but he insisted that every fact pointed  to riches, and thttt the  lost Peg-Leg 'only  waited  for  us to  locate   it.    \VeII,   1  am  somewhat of a  fool mysell at times, so I  allowed him to persuade me to undertake  the  journey.    The   consideration   i.s  not  material; but it was to be satisfactory to  me in any event.  Our point of departure wa.s Caiupo, a  small settlement near the western edge of  the dread and dismal sands. Our party  consisted of my client, tin Indian guide,  and .myself. We were -well, equipped for  'our'search, being provided with a good  wagon and team, provisions, bedding,  tools .and instruments, "and a. cask of  wtiter'.  Soon   we were out  upon   the  trackless  waste, where we found   much to interest  us, but nothing to inspire a. desire to visit  such a. region again.    Cireat dunes of sand  rose before us   like gigantic   billows  of  gray: now and  again these gave place to  bare rocks.    Far'away there seemed to be  lakes, from wliich the sun's  rays glinted  tis    from    a mirror.    These,    when    we  reached- them, proved to be beds of gypsum   or   of   salt.    At   times   the   horses  'dragged their weary  way through deep,  white sand, and'-we alighted and walked  to.ease tlieir load.   Again  we rolled over  bare   rock,   or   hard   clay   .where   great  crevices open, gaping, and seemed to have  no   bottom.    Out   of   these   occasionally  writhed a snttke to raise it-s hissing head  and then disappear in the depths below.  Sow and then black and green eruptive  rocks thrust themselves up in forbidding  reefs, weird and uncanny.    Vegetable life  there   was  none; its  remains, were 'here  and   there   represented   by   a   -withered  cholla cactus, the aftermath  of some unusually wet year.   The only animals were  the. snakes,   lizards,   and   honied   toads  which lay in the shadows  of the rocks.  High up in the clear sky now and then a  buzzard   or   a   hawk  could be seen���the  latter intent upon small prey; the former  listlessly hovering as though anticipating  the death of something larger.  The air was thick with the heat, and  hot currents were plainly discernible as  they rushed to the cool strata above.  There were breezes, but they felt as if the  furnace-gates of hell had been opened for  a moment to take in,a. damned soul.  The plan of our journey av.-is to reach  the first night a water-hole a score of !  miles from the edge of the desert. In  view of the possibility of'its being dry,  tiie cask of water had been provided.  From this point we were to drive on the  morrow to another well five miles distant,  where water was known to be untailing.  This was to be 'our com]) and base.of  operations; in fact, it was a station laid  down in the sketch-map in my client's  possession.  At last the first day's'destination was  reached. The team was worn and jaded  with the hot, hard -work, the men in. not  much better condition. We all hurried  to the little basin to draw some wtiter for  the team. The bucket struck the hard,  dry bottom with a hollow thud���there  wa.s no water there. Thedisappoiiitmeut  was sickening, even though Ave had provided against it. The only thing to be  done, however, was to'pitch' camp, deal  out the wtiter sparingly from the cask,  and to push on in the cool of the dawn to  the unfailing well beyond.  We were going about our preparations,  when a loud exclamation from one of my  companions drew us all three to the  wagon, to stare in -dismay at the empty  cask. By some dire mischance the bung  had worked loose, and the precious fluid  had been wtisted on the thirsty sands.  There had been less than half of it left  when we had hist quenched our thirst and  given our poor beasts a bucketful between  them.  The accident was demoralizing and foreshadowed hardship i'or the night, if not  actual danger I'or the morrow. However,  we made the best of it, and with dry  throats and parched lips we finally  dropped off to sleep despite the whiiiney-  ing of our thirsty animals. At the first  glimpse of dawn we were up and away���  one driving, the others walking���in the  direction of the other well, (,'nder the  conditions, it was a. question of hours���-  not miles. It seemed as if flesh and blood  could never bear it. With faces burned  and blistered, feet galled, legs weary,  throats drawn, lips cracked, and tongues  swollen, we dragged ourselves along.  The poor, punting horses, with drooping  ears, would stop every I'ew minutes to  rest until they were goaded on. What  reproaches can he. read in a dumb brute's  eye���-reproaches that can never be ans-  Avored.  At last, with the sun high up and blazing upon us, we saw a few maguey plants  in the distance. As we approached, we  could see that, they were but, dead stalks  W  To her! to her!" he shrieked.     '  It was then the memory of the dusty  wayfarer of the past summer came to me.  "Ves, she is waiting I'or you," said I;  "but first we must have water���and gold,"  I added cynically, half aloud.  His face lighted up with intelligence I'or  a moment.  ���'Of course -the ^old. I had forgotten  the gold !" he exclaimed : "the beautiful  red gold���and the diamonds- -aye, the  glorious.stones. Yes, wo will take them  to her." He paused, then frantically  screamed : "But they are not yours, they  are mine- hers and mine!"  Here was a new phase in the situation  were  we to  fulfil! our wild mission after  all?  We had kepta_triiver.se of our journey  so far by prismatic coin pass and odometer.  Our latitudes unddcpurttircs were quickly  culctilnled.    Sure enough, we were iu the  oniiiious    indications   of   drought,  drew near, mid tit last  reached  the hole  from which we were to draw wtiter- stale,  flat, and hot, but water, after all.    Alas!  .No!   The well  was dry.    (food God!    He-  reft of  reason, we threw ourselves down  -upon the.rocks'.    How long the stupor of  despair lasted I do not  know.    I remember   looking up  to   the sky���perhaps  to  pray���uga.iii I do  not know���and there J  saw ti hovering buzzard.    This, then, was  to be the end!   The awful suggestiveness  of    the   presence   of   the ' carrion    bird  frightened   me   back   from   the', apathy  which   had  taken   possession of my soul.  I looked-'about me.    My companions sat  with their  heads sunk upon their knees;  the poor horses had lain  down  in  their  harness, still titlached to the wagon.  The thought "May not instinct be  stronger than reason?" came to me like  tin inspiration. I walked over, to the  beasts, loosened the traces, took off the  neck-yoke, and tied the lines to their collars, instantly they both arose and  started slowly off toward a-reef of rocks  three or four iniles away. I looked at my  crouching comrades; 1 spoke to them, but  they did not, reply. I snatched up i\  bucket and canteen from" the wagon and  started after Lhe horses.  My recollection fails me here. I only  know .what-1 did from the result. I indistinctly remember seeing the horses disappear behind the rocks aud wishing that  J could reach their shade���there to lie  down and die. With this object in view,  ���J.'must have staggered on. Then'.came,  oblivion. My recollection of my return to  consciousness begins with an impression  of great'.'comfort- and water���pure, clear  water, and plenty of it. my face and hair  dripping with it, my clothing-drenched  with it. What luxury! What delight!  I remember opening my eyes and looking  about.1;-';.; ./'.;;;;  The first object 1 saw wasi a goblin, a  vile and horrid figure���a semblance of a  man, Avith long; tangled white hair and  beard, a brown" and wrinkled visage and  frightful eyes, the nails of feet and hands  grown into loiig claws. Scattered, about  him were the skeletons of rats and snakes.  This creature gesticulated and gibbered  hideously at mi*.  ���'What delirium is this?" I thought.  Then glancing.sky ward, J saw the buzzard  still hovering overhead. I remembered  him. and then, as J grew more into myself again, 1 saw the horses standing near  by; my bucket, filled with .water, stood  beside me. It was no dream ; it was a  verity ; my life was saved.  I sprang to my feet. As'J. did so, my  hideous companion also arose and began  a wild dunce of joy about me.  "She sent you! She sent you!" he  screamed.    "Where is she ?"  ���"Yes," I'answered, "for J now saw that I  was dealing with a madman.    "She sent  ���me ; we will go to her."  I  went over to the  horses, which were  standing by a pool   in  the rock! it was  evident that they had drunk their fill.    I  replenished  the canteen  which had been  slung over my shoulder, jumped upon the  back of one of the   horses, and bade  my  strange companion mount the other.  "Let us hurry," said J.  ���'To her?" he inquired.  "Yes," J answered.    "Come, hurry!"  We started on the back trail as rapidly  as the heavy sand would permit.    Fortunately,'there had been no wind to obliterate  the  tracks;   for -had   there   been,   I  should have had great difficulty in retracing lny steps.  After traveling three miles, the wagon  could be seen in the distance. What was  the fate of .my companions:- . Were they  still alive? Were they still where 1 had  left them? Or had they wandered off as  men do in that hellish place when urged  by the craze of thirst?  It was not long before I could see them.  Tlieir bodies lay prone upon the rocks.  We reached them. I'raise be to Cod, they  were still alive. Iutt unconscious. A little  wtiter was poured between the swollen  lips, their faces bathed with the precious  liquid, and back, back they came from  their years of purgatory.  It was not until the horses were once  more hitched to the wagon, and we were  about to start oil' in the direction of the  water, that I found time to think of the  mad stranger, who now began to clamor  with the greatest violence, aud pointed to  the west with hi.s skinny claws.  We tried to disengage- him from the  skeleton. He struggled ' for a moment,  then ceased, but the fierce embrace wa.s  itnrehixed. We looked at hini-he wsis  dead. We glanced up involuntarily���the  buzztird still hovered overhead.  A flee]) grave was dug in the sand; the  twf) bodies wero lowered into it, still  locked together, tind the bags of sand antl  tourmaline dropped beside them. We  bade them a iew sad words of farewell  and shoveled back the sand.  The journey over, i in pi iiy was made  for the woman. She had stolen away  from the retreat, and a search for her had  boon unavailing--but. I think I know  where she had gone.  A Situation That Is Worth Having.  Queen Victoria- possesses one of the  finest cellarsof wine in Furope. The accumulation of stock during the past twenty  years litis been enormous, and the large  cellars at Windsor casth  ham palace are now filled  extent of their eupacity  old ports, sherrit  and   Hucking-  tilniost  to the  Tlie collection  e  no  specially  .Ma-  oi old pons, siierrtes, and  deiras, is extremely Hue, great quantities  of these wines having been purchased by  Ceorge the Fourth, and now. of course,  represent some of the rarest vintages.  It is a curious fact that the I.S_0 port, of  which there is a considerable stock, i.s  nearly as dark and as full-bodied as it  must have been the day it was bottled,  and in this respect affords a wonderful  contrast to the 1H.7>I and the ISIS wines,  both of which have almost entirely lost  their color. There is also a wonderful  collection of Cabinet Rhine wines, presented to her majesty at various times by  her Cerman relatives. Thomas Kings-  cote holds flic excellent, post of gentleman  vicinity of the point noted iu the. rough  map. It was four miles further east���  -ibout the position of the water-hole.  The horses were jaded, but they knew  that water was ahead, aud they responded  co'a stronger urging than' perhaps they  would have received had not the allurement of fortune lain ahead.  We reached  the water.    We till  threw  ourselves upon our bellies and 'drank, the  horses shoving their muzzles beside us into  oho pool: and   then  we washed, drenching ourselves, clothes and .all.'. After till,  there  was no   thought of anything   but  drinking, aud eating, aud  sleeping  tlmt  night.    While we were opening some tins  of food, the .poor idiot darted from us ; before we knew what he was about..we saw  him returning with a snake which he had  killed.    Innnedia.tely he began tearing off  the skin with  his teeth.   Jt wa.s too evident how the poor creature had contrived  to live.    He   had   not   been   fed   by  the  manna of heaven, but by the cursed creeping things���symbols of the flammed. And  this from the thirst that'knows no assuaging, the   torture of  life-times, the thirst  for gold.  Farly on the morrow our -.position was  verified. It av.-is as close as anything could  be from so primitive a source as the dead  man's sketch. Here���or near here���was  the lost Peg-Leg Mine. "Now for the  glittering gold," said we all. There was  no indication of the likelihood of it. We  were upon.a- little granitic island���a'deep  depression in which formed the life-giving  reservoir���in the midst of a- sea of sand.  "Where is the gold ?" was eagerly demanded of our goblin host.  "Gold? Where? Are you blind?" he  answered. "See!" And he gathered up  the sand, letting it trickle through his  fingers. "Gold for her ; gold to buy the  world; she will be queen!" Darting back  to the granite, he detached some crystals  of tourmaline with his distorted claws.  "See the gems!" he continued. "I will  make her a crown from her own gold and  her own gems," and thus he gibbered of  wealth and the bonnie wife.  . The horses were hitched up again, the  cask filled and carefully stopped. To  quiet our mad companion, a small sack  was filled with sand, another with tourmaline, and we started slowly upon our  "���homeward progress, it was a tedious,  weary road, and the sun pelted down  upon us. But we knew that the next  night would-see us safe in the foot-hills,  and were thankful.  Our weird com pa nion chattered ceaselessly. "'Where'is she? ' When shall I see  her?" were his reiterated questions. "She  is waiting over there," he said, once or  twice, pointing out over the sand. To  humor him, we followed his direction,  which did not take us from our path; for  path there was none.-'--Any'straight.-line  is a road from tlie desert; any destination  out of it a haven of delight.  Late in the afternoon of the second flay,  the 'madman -exclaimed : "There she is!"  and. before-we could stop him, he had  rushed frantically. ahead of us. with a  speed too great for us to follow. We saw  in the distance a black object, which, as  he approached it, rose high in the air and  hovered over him.    It was the buzzard.  As we drew up to the spot- from which  it had flown, we found a. skeleton, partly  covered by the sand; here and there were  bits of a .woman's raiment.  Tlie crazy man clasped the ghastly fragments in his arms.  "It is she!" he exclaimed. "She waited  for me."  of the cellars, and his duties are of an exceedingly agreeable nature, being chiefly  confined to satisfying himself that the  wines under his charge are not "going off"  in any way. The gentleman of-the cellar  has a charming suite of rooms in St.  Jame's I'ahice and a very comfortable  salary.    The Honest Tramp.  "George dear." said Mrs. MvBvide, after  she had put her .husband's .slippers.on his  feet and snuggled into his lap.  '���What is it pot?"  '���You didn't want that old gray coat  again, did you, that was hanging in the  upstairs closet?"  "No."  "J gave it to a. poor tramp today, and  you ought to have seen how grateful he  wtis i'or it. J was very sorry for the poor  fellow, for his own coat was all in tatters."  "I'm glad you gave it to him, love."  "You didn't-know, you had left some  money in one of its pockets, did you ?"  "1 don't see how I could, for J am very  careful with my money. J don't get it  easy enough to be able to put it away and  forget all about it."  "Well, Ceorge, there was tt twenty-dollar bill iii the inside pocket of the coat."  nonsense  "Oh  "It's a fact. The tram]) I gave it to  found the money there, and he was so  grateful for the coat that he brought buck  the ' money;'. Wtisn't he an honest man,  George?"  "I should say he was. I never heard of  such a thing before."  "Oh, men are so suspicious of each  other. They never give one' another  credit for.common honesty."  "Well, I was so pleased with the man's  bringing the twenty dollars back, that I  gave him five dollars as a reward."  "Did you?"  "Yes, George. Wtisn't that right? You  know he might have keptull of the twenty  dollars."  "True enough. What did you do with  the twenty dollars he brought.back?"  "1 have it in my purse.; I'll get it for  you."  She produced the note. Her husband  took it, gave it one look, and then looked  at hi.s wife.  "What's tlie matter, George?" she asked  anxiously, for his gaze was a disquieting  one.    "It is'nt counterfeit, is it?"  "No, it isn't counterfeit."  "Then wlutfs the matter?"  "It's a Confederate note."  Now and Then.  Here is a description of a girl's first bnll-  dress, taken from a letter written in ISAS,-  by a.   young   woman   of   fifteen   to   her  maiden aunt:.  "J went to the ball on the  twenty-second, and enjoyed myself very  much;   I did not take any cold.    We had  beautiful -music.ami an excellent supper;  at least it looked nice, but I  did  not eat  anything.    I was afraid if I did I might be  sick.    Perhaps you  would like   to   know  how   I   was   dressed.      I   bought    me   u  bishop's lawn   dress at  seventy cents   a  yard (it was a   very nice  piece), ��� and  got  ;Miss   Almiifi.   Bradley to   make   it.    She  made it Grecian bodist, and lego-f-niutton  sleeves plaited flown.    She  said that ruffled sleeves were entirely out of fashion.  I had a piece of  pink gauze ribbon tied in  ti bow at the bottom of the. plaits, and  a  piece of the same tied around my waist  and tied in a bow at the   point.    I  had a  pink Donna Marie scarf, with a tassel at  each  end   fastened   on the   left shoulder  with tt very small  boquet.    I   had   a   new  pair of   white kid,  and   a   new  pair   of  I'Yonch slippers, and'a  lace   imder-hand-  kerchief trimmed with a narrow lace edg-"  ing.    I wore ti thin flannel  petticoat and  C. & K. S. N. CO,  U.MITKI).  WINTER   SCHEDULE  iKOOTFN.W   I.AI-Ki  In ittl'vr.l. .Iiimmr.v .Nlli,   |.S!I|,  STEAMER  l,i:.\\i:s Ni-:i���-i(i.\:  Mondays, !l     a. in,  Wi-iliiii'-iliiys.   .1:1(1 11. in.  TIiUI'SiIh.Vs, .">        |l. III.  Hut unlays,       i'i:tn p. m.  'NELSON"  I.k.wi-js I.axi.ii:  Tiu-.-rliiys, A ii. in.  Thursdays, ������' a. in.  Friday.-., 'A a. ni.  Sundays.      h u. ,M,  I'liss-niK-i-.* from Kn.-lo. to make closi; I'Oiiniii-tiiui with  N'Hsmi it Kurt Slieppnrd Ititilwuv fur points south, should  luki; Sti'iruii'i- Ni'lson. luuviiiK Kaslo at 'A a. ui. on Tuesdays anrl Fridays.  Tliuroiiipiiiiv reserve- tin; i-'kIiI to cliiui^ tliissclioduli!  ut uny t inn; without ihiLUt.  J-_W._ TROUP, Manager.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  1.1-avr 7 A.M.  . X F.I.SOX  Al-rivi; .*i:l(j |'.M.  I'iiiL' .Iniiuiiry Klh, 18!)I. on Tucsduvs and Fridays trains will run I hroiih'li to Spokane, uirivinx Ihm-  at ft:'.U) I'. M. same day. Itritiiriiiiii; will leavn Spokane  at " A. M. on Wednesdays and Satunhiys, arrlvitiK nt  Nelson at ;':|i| I'. M., makiiiK elosu eonnei'tions with  steamer Xelson for all Koolenay lake points,  a thick one, with .another-cambric muslin  one over that.   I had on a, pair of worsted  ���stockings and silk ones over them.    J had  my hair curled at the barber's;   I  had  to  sit still two hours to have it done.   I went  to the ball tit seven o'clock  and got home  at two.    Miss  Sarah   Hildreth   was   the  belle; she looked very beautiful; she had  on   a satin dress  with a figured   blonde  over that,   and   a   black   mantilla.   Her'  blonde dress was so long that  it dragged  seven or eight inches."  The Waste of War.  The meanest thing that dies on a field  of battle represents a loss of twenty  years of love and labor on somebody's  part. It seems a pity to put so much  work into the product and then fling it  away. The waste of war only begins  with the waste of the taxes. A great  battle is prodigality curried to its furthest  vevge.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  ARE CONVENIENT AND  COiMFOUTABJ-E.  THE TABLE  IS THE   BEST   IN  TIIE  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson/Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS  IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention to Miners.  I ��.)0 .MS KII tST-C I, A ss.  KATES .MODERATE.  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  is si;i'i'i.iEl)  KINDS OF  THE BAR  WITH  TIIK  HKST HKA.VDS OF ALL  WINKS. I.IQfOKS. AND CIGAKS.  Special Attention to Miners.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is on. of lli_ bent holds iu Towl .Mountain district, und  Im tliu huiidquiirtvrs for pruxpectors find  working  miners.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,   Props.  mm  B��oS_>_  m THE  TRIBUKE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY,  MARCH  'M,   1S94.  THIS    WEEK'S     NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  ..   Provincial secretary. Victoria���Change in  boundaries  of mining'divisions. West Kootenay district.  P. Hums, Calgary���Lost notice.  iJyers Hardware Co., Ivaslo���Dissolution of copartnership.    THE   WEEK'S   ORB   SHIPMENTS.  sale would indicate thsit English mining  men tire not afraid to take  mint's.  ngl  hold  of silver  For the week ending March tilth, the  over the Xelson & Fort Sheppard railway  Idaho mine. Slocan district   Keeu mint:, .       n u           ore shipments  were:    _0 Ions  Tolal    Value (estimated at. $1-0 a Ion).  ftft Ions  . .$i:,i;uu  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  John   ll:   Cook  has a townsite in Trail  Creek district that lie hopes to have on the market shortly.  The site i.s close lo the mines.  William'Springer, wlio put  in   part of  the winter at New Denver, is in Nelson on his way to  Trail Creek, where he has mining interests.  "Tom" Lowithian of Denver, Colorado,  writes to a friend at Nelson Unit a party he grubstaked  .'last fall struck a fairly rich prospect at I'ena Mlauco.,  New Mexico. The ore runs from $11)0 to $.''00 in silver  and from I.J to 10 ounces gold pur ton. Mr. I.owthiaii believes he has a good thing.  It is reported that George .J. Atkins will  remove his family from Kaslo to New Denver, in order  .to be better able lo look after hi.s mining interests in  Sloean district.  !   Tlie Byers Hardware Company of Raslo  >is making preparations to resume business. T. J. l.cn-  drum and Matthew Guthrie ha.io retired from the firm,  and Hamilton Kyors and Kobert I-wart will continue the  business on their own account. The site of the store  destroyed bv the tire is being cleared of debris and a new  building will be erected at once. They are in receipt of  S-OOU of their insurance money from the Kobert Ward  agency at Victoria. A.s scarcely ten days have elapsed  since the loss was adjusted, this is prompt remittance.  W. F. Teetzel returned from Victoria on  Wednesday. He reports the Great -Northern railway in  much worse condition than the Spokane-Northern and  Nelson & Fort Sheppard. .Mr. Teetzel will probably  make his headquarters at Now Denver hereafter.  The ground is bare at New Denver, covered with three foet of snow at Three Forks, six feet at  "Watson and Hear lake, three feet at McDonald's Halfway  house, getting bare at Kaslo, bare al Ainsworth. getting  bare at Pilot Buy and llalfour, six inches at Nelson, and  two feet at Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway depot.  A bonbon social will be given by the  nils of Prof. Scanlan's dancing academy at Firemen's  ' next Thursday evening.  The concert given for the benefit of the  band and fire company wa.s a success financially. The  total receipts were S7I.50 and the expenses ��13. The  band got S-'iT.-o for its share and the lire company $:!l._5.  John M. Harris of the Reco mine, Slocan  district, has gone out to Spokane. He took along with  him a ftio-pound specimen of ore, one of the finest ever  taken from a Slocan mine.  iiupi  hall  The Result of the Primary Election.  The primary election today plainly  showed that a large majority of the  ' voters of the south riding of AVest Kootenay favored the convention plan of nominating a member for the legislature. At  Nelson fully two-thirds of the voters in  the town went to the polls. Of those not  going, probably one-third are in sympathy  with the friends of the convention.  Kaslo polled 170 votes, and elected as  delegates: JR.. F. Green, merchant; Adam  McKay, hotelkeeper ; S. J.'. Tuck, civil engineer; Arthur Oooclenough, prospector;  A. Cameron, teamster; S. A. Henderson,  merchant; and Robert McDonald, hotel-  keeper.  New Denver polled (SO-odd votes. The  delegates-elect are: William Hunter,  merchant; W. R. Will, carpenter: and A.  Mclnnes, merchant.  Watson polled 1(5 votes. William Flager,  contractor, was elected delegate.  Three Fork's polled -LO-odd votes : H. 11.  Pitts, merchant, and A. AV. Lowes, hotel-  keeper, were elected delegates.  Ainswortli elected three delegates.  At.Nelson the .polling took place in  Firemen's hall, and 97 ballots were cast.  George A. Higelow received OA votes, W.  F. Teetzel (50, John A. Turner 40, A. J.  Marks 21, M. C. McGrath lo, Thomas Madden Ai), A. F. Ritchie Al, Albert Barret 10.  F. M. McLeod .ST, .John 11. Matheson A2,  George H. Keefer 1:1, A. 11. Clements H,  John Houston . 83, J. F. Hume I, J. A.  Gilker 1. The delegates elect from Nelson  are therefore G. A. Bigelow, merchant;  AV. F. Teetzel,.druggist;-John. A. Turner,  bookkeeper; Thomas Madden, hotel-  keeper; and John Houston, printer.  No reports have been received from  Silverton, Pilot Bay, Balfour, Rykert's,  or Toad Mountain. From the returns received, the indications are that over 100  votes were polled. A pretty good per  centage of tlie total vote of the riding,  and one that must contain at least  a few of its "best men." The remainder  of the "best men" will follow the lead of  that political purist and Davie henchman,  Gilbert Malcolm Sproat.  Sensible Views on the Liquor Question.  Few   writers   of  English   can   express  themselves   as   clearly   and    tersely   as  Goldwin Smith.    Before he left for England, he was asked to define his position  on the question of the Ontario plebiscite,  and thus declared  hi.s  views:    '"1 stand  where I stood as president of the Liberal  Temperance Union, which  took the field  in opposition to the Scott Act.    I believe  in temperance, not in total abstinence, to  whicli the name temperance is, by a misnomer,  applied.    I   think   it  possible  to  promote temperance by wise license regulations, and  by discriminating in favor  of   the    lighter    against    the   stronger  and   more   inflammatory  drinks.    I   say  this   with   perfect respect   for  the  opinions   of   those    who   take   the   opposite  view; and they, I hope, will give mecred.it  for desiring tlie suppression of  vice and  the misery which attends it a.s heartily  as  they do, though I cannot agree   with  them as to the best means for the accomplishment of that end.   The taste for fermented liquors i.s common to all races of  mankind and it antedates the beginning  of history.    AVe find   it embodied in the  mythologies,   Hindu,   Greek,   Roman, or.  Scandinavian, as well as the Hebrew traditions.   This taste the extreme prohibitionist hopes   to   eradicate  by   a   single  stroke of prohibitive legislation.    Unless  he   can   eradicate  the   taste,   experience  shows that he cannot put down the habit."  Sold for Half a Million.  The Poorman mine, in the CVeur d'Alene  section of Idaho, is reported as sold to an  English company for $M),M), $11)0,000 of  tlie amount being cash. Patsy Clark,  who at one time had several bonded interests in the Slocan country, was one of  the owners, Mr. Clark is now likely to  make another venture in the Slocan.   The  Should be Asked to Resign.  Stipendiary magistrate Fitzstubbs seems  to have one law for his particular friends  and another for his particular enemies.  Heretofore liquor licenses have been transferred without question.'    But last week  the supposed representatives .of,his onetime bosom friend, but now his particular  enemy. '7 Bob" Lemon, were yanked up I'or  selling liquor at Three Forks without a  license. As a matter of fact, A. W. Lowes  antl \V. A. Crane are the owners of the  hotel at Three Forks formerly-owned by  Carpenter A. Ilugonin. Mr. Ilugonin sold  his interest to Carpenter.'who ran the  hotel for months without having had the  license transferred. Mr. Carpenter then  sold the place to A. W. Lowes and W. A.  .Crane, and their request that the license  be transferred was answered with a summons toappear in court. Instead of being  fined, which they should have been if  they had been selling liquor without a  license, they were required to take out a  license, the license being datetl back to  December, 1S!M. They also had to pay the  costs of the action. The Carpenter 6c  Ilugonin license does not expire until  Alay, we believe. "IsN. Fitzstubbs, by  temperament, ability, or training, qualified to hold any office?" is the question  asked by everyone with whom he has any  dealings whatever. The Trihu.vio will  answer the question I'or 00 per cent of the  people of the district, and the answer is,  ���'No!"   An Appeal and the Result.  In connection with the New England  dinner, which the ladies of Nelson got up  on the 22nd ultimo, the following letter  with two tickets enclosed was sent to each  of the parties mentioned below, and answers have been received Avith remittances  marked. The amounts received have been  handed to the treasurer of the lire company.  Dkaii Silt: The ladies of N'elson have undertaken to  raise a fund to be used in purchasing a bell for the Firemen's Hall, and as you are a properly owner in the town  and interested in its welfare, we appeal to you for assistance. The price of enclosed tickets, or any subscription  vou feel like giving, can be remitted to me.    Vours truly.  Ml{_.  J. A.  Tu'HNKH.  J. A. Mara   I{. JMarpolo   .1. Ogden Graham.  if. Abbott   H. .1. Scott   T. A. Garland   ..?;-��� 00  . 2 (10  .  1 0(1  .  1 00  .  1 00  .  I 00  Judge Spinks   John R. Hull   J. M. Huxton   Hon. Theo. Davie   J. M. Kellie   ti. C. Chipman, II.II.Co.  Hums & Jlclnnes   Joshua Davis    Win. C. Ward   Frank Harnard   Y. C. I nncs   W. R. Hull   C. Sweeney   Rand Ilros   It. G. Tallow   Words That Will Live.  "To all who come after : I hope that no  words of mine, written or spoken  in my  life, will be found to  have   done harm to  anyone after I  am death���Henry l_dward  Manning, cardinal-archbishop." These  words, spoken by the dead cardinal a few  mouths before his death, were listened to.  a fortnight ago, by many famous people  met together for that purpose. The  phonographic cylinder on wliich the  speech was recorded remained at the  church house after the speaker's death,  and was there found by cardinal Vaughan.  NOTICE.  l'KOVI.NOIAI. SKL'W'T.W'VS Oi-'KIC'K,      1  Ifith March, ISM. f  THE following definition of the mining divisions established in tliu West lvootenay district is substituted  for the description of the said divisions published'in the  British Columbia Gazette of the llth of December, ISM:  WKST KOOTKNAV DISTRICT.  .MIXINfi   IU VISIONS.  ��� 1. Ri'vi'i.sTOiv*i* jMinin'o Division7.���Commencing at  the intersection of the Slsl parallel with lhe west boundary of the district; thence northerly, following the said  boundary of said district to Canoe river; thence sotuth-  erly along the east boundary of said district to the watershed between Carrie's creek and lllecillewaet river;  thence following the westerly watersheds of the North  Fork of the lllecillewaet river. South river, and Fish  creek to the Slsl parallel; thence along the southerly  watershed of Akololex river to the Columbia river;  thence southwest to the west boundary of .the district:  thence northerly along said boundary to the place of beginning. <-..  2. Im.eoii.ujwakt MiM.vt! Division.���Hounded on  the west by Revelstoke mining division; on the north  and east by the eastern boundary of the district; on the  south by the following line: Commencing at a point on  the east boundary of the district, on the watershed between Fish creek and Lardo river; thence westerly along  the south watershed of Battle creek to Fish creek:  thence north-west to cast boundary of Revelstoke Mining  Division.  3. Tkout Lake Mining Division.���To include all  the country on the rivers, streams, and tributaries thereof  flowing into Trout lake and Lardo river south to a point  half way between lvootenay lake and Trout lake.  1. Lakdkai; Mixing Division.���Bounded on the east  by Trout lake mining division ; on the north by lllecillewaet and Revelstoke mining divisision; on the west hy  the west boundary of the district; on the south by a line  commencing in the west boundary of the dislritrict, on  the watershed between Mosquito and Fost Hill creeks;  thence following Ihosotilh watershed of Fost Hill creek  to Cupper Arrow lake and the north watershed of Koos-  ka-nax river to the southwest corner of Trout Lake mining division.  ft. Slocan Mixing Division.���Hounded on the north  by Lardeau mining division; on the west by the west  boundary of the district: on the south by a line forming  the south watersheds of llowman creek, the West Fork  of Slocan lake, and the north watersheds of all streams  flowing into lhe lvootenay river between Slocan river  and Balfour; Ihence northerly, following the watershed  between Slocan lake and Kootenay lake and l.ardo river  to southwest corner of Trout, Lake mining division.  li. Thau. Cukkk Minim: Division.���To include all  the countrv on tiie rivers, streams, and Lrlbutaries  thereof which empty into the Columbia river between  the internalional boundary and the mouth of the lvootenay river, excepting the country on Salmon river and  the sl reams and tributaries thereof.  7. (iOat Hivi'K Minim: Division. ���To include all the  country on the rivers, streams, and tributaries thereof  Mowing into the lvootenay river bet ween the international  boundary and Kootenay lake.  8. AiNswoitTii Minimi Division. - To include all the  country on the rivers, stream, and tribiitaies thereof  flowing Into Kootenay lake north of Coal river mining  division, except that portion of the Lardo river included  in Trout Lake mining division.  !l.   Ni'lson Mining Division.   'I'o include all the remaining portion of  West   Kootenav  district.    Hy command. .IAMKS BAKF.R,  Provincial secretary and minister of mines.  The only man who could make it  ibli  puouc  was colonel Goura-id, and for nearly two  years he himself has been too ill to attend  to any business. It is the intention of  colonel Gourand to present this cylinder  to the British Museum, together with  some others on which stand the spoken  words of Tennyson, Browning, general  Sherman, and others of the by-gone great.  The Voters' List,  following names were added to.the  list for the  week   ending  March  The  voters'  21th :  Atchison, David, bookkeeper, Kaslo.  Cameron, Dougal Edward, moulder, Kaslo.  Cottiiighain, Thomas E, leamslor, Kaslo.  Gray, I'iorrepont Hamilton, engineer, Nel.-on.  Neely, Robert, miner. Nelson.  Driscoll, Thomas ,J, contractor, Waneta.  Thompson, Andrew II, farmer. Fort Sheppard.  Howard, Harry, miner. Fort. Shemiard.  McLean, Richard, lumberman, \\ aneta.  Dojois, Geye, blacksmith. Trail Creek.  Sykes, Alfred Doyley, Fire Valley.  Cameron, James, miner, Kootonay river.  Huscroft, James, rancher, Kootenay river.  Forstcr, Arthur I', engineer, Koolenay river.  Davies, Thomas Jones, rancher. Kootenay river.   .  Ward, ICdward C, miner, Kaslo.  Folson, John \V, gentleman. Nelson.  Boyd, James, miner. Nelson.  Mcl'hee, Allan, blacksmith. New Denver.  Campbell. John Joseph, miner. New Denver.  Koran. Kobert, carpenter, Kaslo. '  McCartney. John, miner, Kaslo.  Harvey, John Thomas William, survovor's assistant,  Kaslo.  Cowan, William Allan, miner. Three Korks.  W. A. JOWETT  9  We are making ready for a dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson,  B.C.  ANNUAL STOCK TAKING  SALE.  During  the month of March we will  in  the   Dry Goods   Department, as we  continue our  have  Discount Sale  an   enormous   stock  lining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  The Confederation  uivi'KKSn.vriNG:  Life  Association. The Pho-iiix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of Toronto, Ktc.  MINES  INSPECTED   AND  REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots in government townsiles of N'ew Denver and Nelson Lo be sold cheap.  Stores and ofllces to rent at Nelson.  TenanL wauled for ranch on Columbia river near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  and   must reduce   it  before  the arrival  of our SPRING   GOODS.  Special bargains given in Clothing, Hats, Caps, Boots.^.d Shoes.  Sewing1 Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  Legal Forms, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  School Supplies  a Specialty.  LOTS    IN    ADDITION    " A  to sell on easy terms,  at. once to  A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  Apply  W.  WJ.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  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.  A large and complete stock of  WALL PAPER  Don't buy inferior whisky when you can have  the best at the same price. We have now  in stock WALKER'S CELEBRATED BRANDS  ORDINARY  IMPERIAL  CLUB  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  __n_E-02sT'T  STEEET, _=______ SJLO-  Clothing, Dry Goods, Boots, Shoes, GrFoeepies, Hardware, Iron and Steel.  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  _N"___C"VST  3D_E_N~V"____3_R  _R_E"V_E___.S__?0-E_Z___]'  ^_._.t:d   _nt__\._es:t_tsid  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  Miners'. Supplies . and . General  erehandise  SEE THAT YOU  GET THEM.  IT WILL  PAY YOU  IN THE END.  HUDS0NS' BAY CO.,  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGSI-N'TS FOR: .Jos. Schlitz, Milwaukee, U.S.A.; r'ort  Garry Flour Mills, Winnipeg: Hiram Walker & Sons,  "Walkervillc.  Snag-proof Gum Boots; Lumbermen's Rubbers and Overshoes;  Hand-made Calfskin Boots; Grain and Kip Bluchers; Canvas and  Tan Ox-goods; Congress Imitation Lace and Lace Boots in Kangaroo and Cordovan.   A long line in the latest styles.  Fred J. Spire  Large Stock  to  Select From  DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between Hamilton  Hycrs, Kobert Kwiirl. T. .1. liondriim, and Mathew  Guthrie, doing business at Kaslo, liritish Columbia, under the tit-ui inline of the BVKHS IIAIIIIU'AIIK COMPANY, is this day dissolved hy mutual consent, T. j.  I.ondriiiii and Mathew Guthrie retiring. The business  will he continued by Hamilton Myers and kobert Kwart,  under the old firm name, who will assume all liabilities  and who alone are authorized to collect accounts due the  llrm. (.Signed) HAMILTON HYKI'S,  ItOIIKIlT KW'AltT,  T. .1. I.KNHRI'M,  MATIIKW Gl/THIUK.  (Casio, liritish Columbia. March llllli, IHill.  LOST.  About the 7th instant, a small hand valise was taken  from the Slocan hotel. Kaslo. As ilsconl.onls were papers  of value to no one except the undersigned, the return or the  valise lo the owner at Calgary, Alberta, or lo Burns, Mclnnes & Co., at Nelson or Kaslo. will be duly appreciated,  anil the Under suitably rewarded. J'.  HUHNS.  Calgary, Alberta, March 171 h. 18IM.  lepcknt Tailor  Prices  to  Suit the Times  lelsou, B. C  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING-and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  :_���_:___3.a.t:e _��_i___,o"w:e_:d foe good _3T_rii_r.i2src3-s.  otel Slocan  KASLO.  The dining-room of this, the only first-class hotel  in Kaslo, is now under the management of the  undersigned, who will endeavor lo make it the  best of any in Kootenay. The hotel is the headquarters of mining men.  Kaslo, March I7lh. ISill.  JOHN F. GILL.  GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING.  Tim regular general annual meeting of lhe member.-  of  the South Kootenay Hoard of Trade will lie held in the  Hoard of Trade rooms in the Iloiisjon block al Nelson on  the Dili day of April, WI, al the hour of a o'clock in the  afternoon. G. A. HIGKLOW, Secretary,  Nelson, H.C. March I'.'lli. IWM.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  ETC.,   TO  ___._?_?:i'-."_r foe  pbices, nvc-fVFS,  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Hotelkeepers and housekeepers needing anything in the line of tableware  should call on or send to JACOB DOVER, JEWELER, Nelson, for prices.  He sells Rogers Brothers' knives, forks, and spoons at $8 per dozen;  castors, $4.50 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Full lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Block, Corner of Baker and  Josephine Streets.  II  m  l,,-T_.*".-'i��> ?-.


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