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 ���U^-UiZ.  East an6 lil est Kootenay  Have   Better Showings  for Mines than  any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  (Capital anft Brains  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage ��� in  the  Mining' Camps of East and  West   Kootenay.  FITOT YEAR-NO.  M  NELSON,  BPJTJSLi  COLtTTVUiLA, THURSDAY, MAY. 11,   1893.  PRICE  TEN  CENTS.  A BRIGHT   DAY IS   A  DAWNING.  THE  BOYS HAVE ALL  THING AND  MADE   A  ARE  GOOD  Starting: foi' Home, "Where They "Will Be  Welcomed Alike by Their Relatives and  a People From Whom Hope Had Almost  Fled.  \  On March Kith  _hu following' appeared  in Tn io TuiHU.VK :  SOI.!).  The Silver Ivin,' mine, six 111 iI_;���< from Nelson, luis been  sold to a Scotch syndicate, in which Kninklin I'.utoI of  AiiKoniii. Connecticut., is one uf the liii-^est, stockholders.  The price jinid is nol. yet known ill Nelson, buL the wile  is niiidc without u doubt. N'elson will now be "'in it,"ns  the Silver Iviuj; h hjlieved to he one of the tfreale.il.  silver-copper mines ever discovered.  The Tuhiuse xvns right Avhen it published the above news. Tho sale litis been  completed ixud all arrangements made for  the paying over of the first cash instnll-  nieiit. The parties to the transaction, including Winslow Hall and John McDonald, will leave the Old Country for home  this week. The deal is reported to be a  good one for all parlies in interest, and it  is certainly a. good one for Nelson, for the  mine will not only give employment to  hundreds of men -when in operation, but  hundreds of men will be employed indoing  preparatory work for months before oie  can be extracted to advantage. Day isal  last dawning for our people.  Calgary, and followed up the construction  of th-i Canadian I'aeifie through the  Rockies until .Donald was reached. There  he remained, and i'or several years ran a  general store and a hotel iu partnership  with ll. A. Kempton, under tin: firm name  of J. C. Steen <fe Co. Tho partnership was  dissolved in 11.SO, Mr. Steen retaining the  hotel and wholesale liquor part of the  business and Mr. Kempton the general  merchandising pari;. In 181.0, along with  Dan Robinson, he bought out a shingle  mill at Revelstoke and added a. saw and  planing-iuill plant. They did a. large business, but were burned out last winter.  Last fall he leased his hotel at Donald and  disposed of his wholesale 'liquor business  to (.. A. Bigelow 6c Co. of Nelson, of which  firm he was a member. Mr. Steen wa.s in  Montreal antl Mas torn Canada the greater  part of the winter, and only returned a  few weeks before, his death. lie wa.s a.  good business man, although very eccentric. A few days before his death he  made a will, leaving all his property to a.  sister.       '      ._.  A   RADICAL   CHANGE   NEEDED.  The Nelson Carries the Broom.  There is no little rivalry between'the  partisans of the new American steamboat  .State  of  Idaho   and   the   backers of  the  liritish   bottom   steamboat   N'elson, now  that the former is running between Bonner's   Kerry and   Kaslo.    The Americans  around Kaslo to a man back the State of  Idaho simply because it is the handiwork  of their countrymen.    Half the Canadians  there dothe same thing because they do  not like the management of tho com pan v  that owns the Nelson.    Last Monday both  boats left Kaslo at about the same time,  the N'elson havinga few minutes the start.  The run. to I'ilot Bay showed  that they  were pretty evenly matched, although the  machinery of tho State of  Idaho did  not-  Avork   as smoothly as  wished   for.     The  Nelson, however, ran into Bonner's Ferry,  "with  a brand new broom  lashed  to the  Jack-staff and a tow line hanging over her  stern.    Naturally,  the people of Nelson  favor the boat named after the town because she was built here of timber cut at  our mills.   Again:   They are just a trifle  stuck on the builder of the Nelson, a Mr.  Stevenson of Portland, who is.a, Canadian  by birth.    May the best boat "win, so long  as the lives of passengers are not endangered, and may that boat always be the  Nelson!    Canada.against .the world!  The Separation Question.  Revelstoke Star, (ith: "The people of  Revelstoke did not tumble over each other  in their haste to sign the separation petition, as they do not believe it will increase  the importance of this province by cutting  the island adrift. As for the government,  it is conceded that its -members have  waxed fat, rich, and arrogant upon the  spoils of,office. I3ut it seems cowardly to  runaway from the island to get rid of the  government. Rather let us adopt the  constitutional method of voting them out  of power at the election next year, and to  this end let everyone entitled to vote (any  British subject twelve months in the pro-  A'ince) see to it that his name is on the  voters.' list. The separation nioAreinent  ought to be, and will be, a dismal failure.."  The Queen's Birthday at Kaslo.  The seventy-fourth birthday of Her  Majesty Queen Victoria is to bo celebrated  at Kaslo after the American style. It is  not definitely known who will be the  orator of the day, but it is believed that  E. E. Coy will be ready with an original  poem,-en titled, "I Quit Yon Cold; or. Why  I Became a British Subject." After the  literary exercises there Avill bo the usual  program of sports, including horse racing.  The attendance will be largo, as no other  town in the lake country will have a formal celebration.  Made the Bun in Ten Hours.  The State of Idaho left Bonner's Ferry  yesterday morning at f> o'clock and made  the run to Kaslo in ten hours. She had  fifteen passengers and a general cargo of  freight. The Spokane arrived an hour  later than the State of Idaho with eight  passengers and a. fair freight list. The  Spokane then ran down to Nelson and-  took aboard live carloads of freight for  Kaslo, having received permission to do  so by the customs authorities.  An Eccentric Business Man.  In the death of A. C. Steen, Kootenay  district lost one of its best known business  men, as well as a citizen of marked indi-  A'iduality. Mr. Steen was born on a farm  near Farran's Point, Storniout county,  Ontario, in the early ~>0s, and lived in that  neighborhood until ISSO, following the  business of merchandising and trading.  In 18S0 lie went to the lead mines in  Southwest Missouri; thence back again to  Stormont county. In 1882 he came west,  and for a time was engaged at ranching  near Edmonton, Alberta. Tiring of that  pursuit,   he   started   a   small   store   at  Regular Sessions of Court Should be Held in  Every District.  British Columbia, for its population,  has more judges than any other province  iu the Dominion of Canada. Manitoba  with a population of 150,000 has eight  judges, while British Columbia, with a  population of 100,000 has nine. The legal  business of Manitoba must of a. certainty  be equal to that of British Columbia.  Yet. no word of complaint is heard that  the judges of that province are oA*er-  Avorked. Certainly the judges of this  province are not overworked, for it is almost impossible to get one of them to  hold a sitting of court outside of Victoria,  where most of them reside. The people  might be thankful for this, as when the  judges do make a trip io."*interior towns  like Nelson they take up much more time  in relating experiences had in Cariboo  than they do in transacting the business  for which they are paid. But this is  neither here nor there, for many of their  old-time experiences are more interesting than their latter-day decisions. Tlie  question is, do they neglect the business  for Avhich they are paid'**. Are the business interests of the country fairly dealt  with? The Tkiihjxk believes not. There  is little or no criminal business to transact,  but there is considerable-civil business.-  Can any good reason beach'anced Avhy the  civil business originating in .Koolenay  should be heard in Victoria? Tt would be  just as reasonable to ask that civil business originating in Victoria be hearcl_ in  Nelson. Yet, business men living in Nelson are liable to be summoned to appear  at Victoria to defend actions that originate in Nelson. This is an injustice that  should be remedied.  A case in point: A Nelson merchant ordered a consignment of bacon from a  wholesale house in Vancouver. The bacon  was rotten when it arrived at Nelson and  tlie Nelson merchant refused to accept it.  The Vancouver wholesaler began suit,  not at Nelson, where Avitnesses as to the  condition of the bacon could easily be procured, but at VaucouA'er, Avhere no witnesses were on hand. The writ wa.s served  at a time last Avinter 'when it was impossible for the defendant to make answer in  the time required by law, owing to the  uncertainty of the mail facilities. Judgment was given iu default, and now the  Nelson merchant and his witnesses are required to appear in Vancouver on the 10th  instant���when the case will be heard on its  merits���the very day that a session of  court is being held at Nelson.  These ���'snap" judgments issued against  inland people by the supreme court judges  sitting in Victoria or Vancouver are an  outrage and should not be permitted.  Sessions of court should be held at regular  intervals in every district in the province,  and civil cases should be heard only in the  district in wliich they originate.  A Caucus, Not a Meeting.  While in Nelson, the leaders of the  Kaslo contingent of the South Kootenay  Board of Trade openly and reservedly repudiated William Baillie, saying that he  Avas uot authorized to speak for the business men of Kaslo: yet these same leaders  attach their names to his report of the  proceedings of that meeting to give it  authenticity; a report that winds up with  the following words:  Another interval in the proceedings oeeurred, uft'T  which liaillio arose and su d: "I draw the attention of  the members to the fact that neither the president, the  vice-president nor any member of the council board is  presold., and I move that !(. Y. (ircen be elected chairman pro tern," seconded by .1. (!. lhivenport and carried  unanimously. .1. I.. Itelallaek drew the attention of the  iii'Miiliui*.. present to the fact that llie secretary was not  present, and moved that. Y. II. Hopkins he elected secretary pro Lem. seconded by Mns^rove and carried. Mann  moved, seconded by Hnrke, that Lhis lirst .annual meet in;,'  adjourn to incut iiKiiin on May Kith, at'.'o'clock P. M.. al.  tin. hotel Slocan, Kaslo, for the transaction of unfinished  or any other business l.hal. may come before the nieel ing.  Carried.   The meetiuK then adjourned.  The truth of the matter is, the proceedings reprinted above took place an hour  or so after the adjournment of the regular  session of the board, and not in the board  room, but in the Phair hotel, three blocks  distant. Fifteen of the thirty-nine members whose names are signed to the report  were not in Nelson at the time, therefore  could know nothing of the proceedings  except from heresay. The proceedings  printed above wore of a caucus of the  Kaslo delegation in the Phair hotel, and  not of a meeting of the South Kootenay  Board of Trade. ,__  Assize Court.  Sittings of the assize court will be held  at Nelson ou the AOth instant and at Kaslo  on the 2nd of .June. As there are but few  criminal cases the sittings will not last  long at either place.  ROADS   AND   TRAILS.  Money   Available    to    Put    Them   in    Good  Repair.  Mr. Fitzstubbs,  assistant commissioner  of lands and  works, returned   to Nelson  from Trail  Creek  this  week,    lie states  that there is enough money available to  keep   all   the  roads and   trails  iu  West  Kootenay in good repair until tho general  appropriations tire available on July 1st.  For the lower or Nelson part of tho district some $1000 have boon set ap'irt, and  (.ver $2000 for the upper or Revelstoke  section.    A road .superintendent will have  immediate direction of the Avork, and as  he is a man of experience and notan idler  the best results may bo looked for. .Archibald Cameron will be the superintendent.  Mr. Cameron is now talcing a look at the  Nakusp trail, and whatever work is needed  ou it will be done at once.   John Sanderson,'" another good   man,   litis   been   employed as foreman.     He  left  Nelson  on  Wednesdey to put  the  trail   up Slocan  river in good shape, as it is the  best trail  into   the   Slocan   country  for  the early  Aveeks of   spring on account  of   its dryness,  road  of    the    citizens'    committee     of    that  place,   tho   government   merely   paying  properly    authenticated     orders  .'drawn  by the committee, it being expressly understood that none of the $10,000 appropriated should go towards paying old accounts against that road.   Mr. Fitzstubbs,.  says that if work has been suspended on  the road, it is through no fault of his, as  he notified the responsible parties tha.t he  would   honor   their  drafts.     The   Toad  Mountain road will also be put iii.repair,  as will  be the one at Ainsworth. but the  cost of the Avork will be merely nominal.  When the general   appropriations are'  available, money will be expended in aiding   the  building of a wagon  road   from  Trail Creek  to the mines in that district.  The  work on the road is already under  way   Avith   funds   provided   by   private  parties.    Hereafter the assistant commissioner will  personally look  the  country  over   before   beginning   work   on either  roads or trails, as in the past he has been  deceived by the misrepresentations of interested parties.  ALMOST   A   REALITY.  The   work   on  the   Kaslo Avagon  is   left    entirely    in     the    hands  NEW   DENVER  NOTES.  May 5th.���Died, at the head,of Slocan  lake, Mrs. Thorburn. mother! of Grant  Thorburn. aged 72 years. The remains  Avere brought to New Denver and buried  near those of Jack Evans, whose resting-  place is unmarked by a headstone. His  old partners and friends should not allow  his grave to be so neglected.  From the Mountain Chief it is reported  that a large and rich body.of ore has been  struck in the loAver tunnel. This property,  which is fast becoming one of the best in  the district, is almost within sight of the  town, ti fact of which we tire constantly  reminded day and night by the reports of  the blasts.  Bob McTaggart's lease of the sawmill  opposite the town has.terminated, and he  has a. raft of lumber containing some  00,000 feet off the shore here.  Sam Crestou, who returned from Trail  Creek a few days ago, reports... that the  prospects there are very bright. Sam.  representing-outside capital as well as the  interest he has retained in the Edison,  took down-several men to open up'that  property. The Edison is situate on the  highest -point of what i.s known as the  "Galena Farm," one and one-half miles  south of Four Mile creek and about the  same distance from Slocan lake,;has a  quantity of clean, high-grade ore, and  there can be but little doubt from the  float which has been found lower down  that when the main ledge is shown up it  Avill prove to be an exceptionally big one.  The ore assays over 150 ounces per ton in  silver and runs over 70 pur cent lead.  William Hunter has a gang of men  working at Four Mile City, and work has  been started on J. ���Fred Hume's new building.  Those who can spare the time are having rare sport with the fish. The trout  .���ire .rising well to the fly. Char though  not giving so much sport as the trout are  taking the spoon readily, and some good  fish have been landed in lirst-class condition.   Trails to New Dojiver.  Anthony Madden luis it pack train of  twenty animals on the Slocan liiver trail,  and says lit! will pack supplies from the  railroad to the steamboat landing on Sk>-  ctiii lake for A cents a pound I'or large lots  and Al cents a .pound for small lots. The  rate "from Nelson to New Denver will  therefore l.e about Al cents a pound for-  large and I cents for small lots. Over the  Nakusp trail the lowest i'lite is said to be  'I cents a pound to head of the lake and 4\  vents to New Denver. The road itnd trail  from Kaslo is hardly practicable for animals, anrl will not be until the snow disappears from Bear Lake divide.  The Local Steamboat Service.  Iii one way, the steamboat service on  Kootenay lake was never better than at  present; in another way, it was never  worse. The service between Kaslo and  Bonner's Ferry i.s a daily one. anrl more  than itinpie lor the traffic. The service  between Nelson and points on the lake is  also a daily one: that is, up one day ami  back the 'next. In making a round trip  between Nelson and Kaslo. a distance of  ninety iniles, two days are required the  same time as is reepiircil in making a  round trip between Nelson and Bonner'.-.  Ferry, .a distance of 100 miles.  A   Prediction   Made a Few Years Ago  by a  Ranchman.  Along   in   the   early SOs captain   F.   I\  Armstrong of Golden was workinga small  ranch   in   the upper   Kootonay  country  along   with  a  partner.    The transportation facilities between his ranch antl  the  Canadian   Pacific, on the  north  were  by  .means of rowboats or  pack  animals;   to  the Northern Pacific tothesouth, by pack  animals only.   This  did   not suit   Armstrong, anrl   he often remarked  that he  ���would see the day when he would run a  steamboat clear through from Golden  to  Fort Steele.   Although several years have  elapsed   since  these  remarks  were  first  made*, the steamboat route is still a question of the future: but captain Armstrong  has been at Avork, nevertheless, to make  his predictions good.   He has, with   the  assistance   of  friendly capitalists,   built  steamboats antl tramways, and  within a.  month  the traveler from Golden to Fort  Steele need not travel by any conveyance  other    than    tranicar   or   steamboat.    A  tramway of   standaad   guago   litis   been  built betAveon the Canadian Pacil'"- depot  tit Golden and the steamboat lai di ig on  the Columbia river, adistance of a mile or  more.    A steamboa.t runs  thence to the  head  of tho  Lower   Columbia   lake,   105  miles.  - A   narrow-gunge   tramway   has  been built between the Upper and Loavci*  Columbia lakes, a distance of five  miles.  A steamboat is run on the upper lake, and  when the Grohman canal, whicli connects  the upper lakoAvith the   Kootenay river,  this   boat   or   another  one  will   be   run  through to  Fort Seeele, a disla-ncc of -15  iniles, or a total distance of 105 iniles from  Golden.    A dredge is now being built at  Golden tt) be used   in deepening the channel of the river, and  it is expected that  this will  be the last year that any difficulty will be had tit such  places as the  salmon  betls  at  the outlet of  the lower  lake.    Captain Armstrong is manager of  the company operating the tram ways aud  boa ts.   Predicting Annexation.  We remember, "when at. Donald a. few  years ago, Ave predicted that Canada  would be annexed to the United States  during president Harrison's term of oflice.  As our prediction did not come true, Ave  have quit making predictions. The following, however, is tho prediction of another newspaper man on the same question: "I make the prediction tlmt before  the end of the century the Canadian provinces will be stittes of ,the Ainericrn He-  public. This may seem a bold prophecy  to people who do not Iciioav how rapidly  public'sentiment-is changing on this question in'Canada. If the change goes on as  rapidly during the next seven years as it  has during the past-seven, union Avill be  an accomplished fact by the year 1000.  The active .opposition now conies from  three classes of people���-lirst, those of  "English or Scotch birth or parentage, who  are strongly attached in sentiment to the  mother country; second, the politicians  and place-holders, who have it personal interest in continuing'-the [.resent colonial  condition: third, the protected manufacturers, who fear they could not compete on even terms with the manufacturers of the states. Against these classes  the farmers and merchants are beginning  to show* their hands, hesitatingly and  tentati\rely, here and there, but with  steadily increasing confidence and courage. They begin to believe that- union  must come sooner or later, and they would  like to experience the benefits of the  change in tlieir own day."  Ur/freezable Dynamite.  The apparent carelessness of many.  Workmen in bilking, boiling, or toasting  dynamite, as a means of thawing it, is explained in it recent paper to the American  Institute of Mining Engineers. Small  quantities of explosives continuing nitroglycerine burn quietly when ignited by  direct contact with flame, and this has led  to the dangerously mistaken idea that  merely heating flit.; explosive can do no  harm. If a dynamite cartridge is ignited  or placed in the lire it will prohablv burn  harmlessly away, but if gradually heated  on :i stove to ���'-���IO' or 1(10' Fnhr. a violent  explosion is almost certain to result, anrl  even before this temperature! is reached  the dynamite is extremely sensitive to  shock. Liebert has made dynamite proof  against cold by adding isoaniylie nitrate.  This lowers tie free/.ing point'- from 10  above zero to 50 below, ami while slightly  increasing the explosive; power also  slightly eliiiiiiiishes the sensitiveness to  shock.  bv the French iinel their' Indian allies.  l_is scheme wa.s accepted antl proved a  brilliant success. He twice defeated the  French and their Indian allies, foiled every  effort of the clashing Dupleix, and razed tt)  the ground a pompous pillar that tho too  sanguine French governor had set up in  honor of his earlier victories.  The defence of Arcotfor fifty days with  320 men all told, against a besieging force  numbering no less than 7500, which finally  retireel in disorder; the marvellous victory  of Plassey, when, to wreak vengeance  upon Sura.jal) Dowlah for the awful crime  of the Black Hole in Calcutta, he attacked  him with only .'.000 infantry against 50,000  foot and 1-1,000 horse, iinrl sent the whole  vast army in headlong rout before him.  losing only twenty-three killed in the  action���these and similar astonishing ex-  plo its'raised him to the highest pinnacle  of fame, and proved that Pitt had not  spoken to strongly iu calling him a  "heaven-born general."  But, alas ! the clouds that had shadowed  his early days reappeared in. the very  zenith of his'career, .Returning to England broken in health by hi.s mighty exertions, he Wits met by false anel cruel  charges of abuse of power and extortion.  Me personally refuted these accusations,  but took them so keenly to heart that in  a lit of-dee]) melancholy he died by his  own hands iu November, 177-1, when he  had just completed  his forty-ninth year.  c       TIME   REQUIRED  THE  NFLSON & FORT SHEFPAED.  CONTRACTOR LARSON ON THE GROUND  LETTING    SUB-CONTRACTS.  To View the Colossal Displays at the Chicago  World's  Fair.  Are   you  going  to' the   great  World's  Fair at Chicago?    li so you should plan  your time carefully to get the best results  from your visit-.    If you tire of the lucky  few avIio have plenty of time and plenty  of money you should arrange fo .stay at  least a month anel see the whole vast show  in detail.    Even then  there will  be much  that  you will   be  compelled   te> miss.    A  world's fair i.s all civilization condensed  iinel displayed.  Vou can study all nations  in their arts, tlieir industries, their inventions,  itnd  their  domestic  life.    It  is  in  fact the Avhole world  boiled down, with  all that is most interesting, most novel  antl  most instructive displayed for your  benelit.  If your time is limited and your purse is  not long, then you should carefully practice elimination, making up your mind  what you can best afford te> skip. See  what interests you most but don't fail to  see thoroughly t'we) lines of exhibits.  First, see whatever will be of practical  benelit to you in your own calling or oc-  cupatiou. If you are a farmer-see  thoroughly all farm products and farm'  implements.' If you are a teacher see all  the educational exhibits. If you are a  mechanic study your special line of machinery., li you are a miner spend a good  tleal of time in the big mines and.mining  building. And so on. Every man can  learn a good deal in his own' line that will  help hini in his business. Then, in the  .second place, take up some lines of sightseeing that Avill add'to your culture and'  thus broaden and sweeten your life. Devote enough time to the. pictures and  statues, tlie bronzes.'porcelains anel carvings to learn something about the great  anrl beautiful 'world-of art. Hear.-the  music anil study a little human nature .as  represented, in the multitude of people  from all parts of the world.  ��� Suppose you have only two or throe days  to devote to the fair. In that case you  can see very little except in the most general anil hasty way. Vou must content  yourself with looking at the great spectacle as you ilo iit a landscape from a  moving train, seeing only a lew of the  most salient features. Vent should walk  sIoAvIy through the main aisles of all the  principal buildings, and give a few hours  to ji more careful survey of whatever department most interests anil concerns you.  People .who have not seen a world's lair  have no conception of the magnitude of  these colossal displays.  Welcomed the Wrong Boat,  people of Kaslo always receive the  The First Ten Miles Out of Nelson Subbed to  A. C. McLean, Who Will Begin Work as  Soon as Supplies Can Be Got From Spokane  and Winnipeg-.   . t-  Peter Larson came in from Spokane on  Tuesday night, and all  day  Wednesday  was besieged  by parties after contracts  on the Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard.   The line  has been definitely located from the goAr-  ernment  Avharf  to   the   10-mile   station.  This station i.s within hiilf a mile of Nelson, as the line runs up the outlet to Fivc-  Mile point and doubles back. The first ten  iniles have been aAvnrded to A. C. McLean,,  and Avork will be commenced  as soon a.s.  plant and   supplies can   be   got on   the  ground.    Over fifty carloads  of supplic-:  are scattered along the Spokane 6c North- '  em and  along the Canadian   Pacific west  e��f Winnipeg.   Both these roads have hael  bad washoutsaud olher obstructions during the last tAvo weeks, but  sue i c\v {.(>������-  ting in shape lo hand!, hoipli..    Tl i f.r.-,  train over the- Spol ai.e 6c Nr.i' lie* i. ��� ��� ���>������  through   lo   _*oiih|ori   i-i-   I.<���:.������ ���. ��� .   .������.;���*;  at one place the 11 :*_ii���  un-  i i-, .i.... ���. two ���  feet  eight  inches  of  water. i.i:e;e' be-:-,-.--  eight inches of waler h: the hi d.o\ u. ���'!���!''  engine.  Vhe first three miles on the loAver end  of (he work has been let to a Mr. Wahh  and the next two miles to Burns 6c Co.  Porter Brothers of San Francisco have fill  fho_ ties, trestles, bridges, antl timber  work. A. R. Porter of the firm is i.-oav in  Nelson milking arrangements to begin  work.  The beef contract has not yet been  awarded, and probably Avill not be before  Friday. There are several parties after  it, among others Hull Brothers of Kamloops. Leeson 6c Scott of Calgary, George  Lane of High River, and Wilson &' Perdue  of Nelson. About 1500 beeves will be required, anel the contract is Avorlh-having.  One of the parties mentioned above was  asked if tliere was tiny .scarcity of beef  cattle antl he replied, "No; I Avish I could  get a contract that would require 5000  head." <������  The. sub-contracrors on this work Avill  have to keep their weather eye open if  fhep make it cleanup, as everything is cut  elown pretty fine.  THE   BOARD   OF   TRADE  A Romantic Career With a Tragic Ending.  Lord (.live stands pre-eminent for the  romance of his career. His, ineleeel, was  ne> less pathe;tic than romantic. The son  of ii small landowner in -England, ('live  seemed to be such iin idle; scapegrace1 of a  boy that his fricnels were glail to ge;t riel  of him by dispatching him to .Maelrns as a  clerk in the service of John Company.  Poor of pocket and shy of disposition, detesting the; dry elritelgery of the de;sk. and  haunted by homesickness, he; twice attempted suicide, and if was only on the  second failure that he flung down the defective pistol witha e-eaivic-tioii that destiny had better things in store lor him.  IIis opportunity came a I'ew years later,  when, having resigned his clerkship I'or a  commission in the; company's army, he-  came forward   with  a daring sclii'ine: for  the relief  of Trichinopeily. then  besciged ��� only cooperate.  stranger within their gates with gladness,  iinel e)ii occasion ele> the hospitable in genie!  style. Last Saturday they expected the  new .American steamboat State of Idaho  to arrive, and .along in t he afternoon the  brass banel attached to Holland's variety  theatre; was hired te> do the welcoiningact  in twe> piece's. A boat was sighted anel  the baud and giant.. powder and a crowd  were; ill I hurried to the; lauding. When  lhe steamer was within a epiarte-r of a  mileof the town the band struck up " Rule  Britannia, ' anel epiie-kly lolioweel that  patriotic' piece with another equally patriotic, evidently believing tlmt the boat  they were welcoming was a British bottom. So it, was. lor it was the; Nelseui. itnd  not the; State1 of lehihe). When the latter  eliel arrive, later iu the 'evening, there; was  no band, no giant powder, but only (lie  ever-presiMit crowd to elo the honors e>f  t he occasiein.  Ready and Willing-.  Frank Fletche-r. land commissioner of  the Columbia -v. Koeitenay Railway Coin-  pany. returncel to Ne-lsem em Tuesday  from a trip to the e-onsf. In a general  way. be roporfe-d business epiiet at both  Victoria anel Vancoti vt;r. anel no gren t demand for lots iu any town except Nelsem :  the prevailing opinion be-ing that Nelson  was the solidesf town in the1 mining elis-  ti-icts of Kootenay. The managers of the  rail-way company are1 willing to expend a  limited amount to improve the streets of  Nelson, and the; work will be uuelcrfakcu  at once if the  government officials  will  Meets, Transacts Business, and Adjourns Without Friction.  The adjourned -meeting of the South  ���Kootenay Board of Trade' was held in the  board robin at Nelson on 'Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The members present were: Messrs. Lemon "(president),"  Bigelow (secretary and treasurer), Hume,  La Ban, Buchanan, A. A. Turner, Arthur,  B. B. C.'Turner, Applewhaite, Holt, Rolfe,  Houston, Gilker, Aikenhead, Mills.'Hunt,  Hanson, Squire, Wilson, Haniber. Mann,  Teetzel, and Heuwick. The ' unfinished'  business of the last session'wa.s transacted  ..antl the following officers elected: H.  Giegerich, .vice-president: Messrs.- Green,  Marsden, Hopkins, and Watson, members  of the council: and Messrs. Wilson, Maun,  Burke, Bealey, Green, and. Davenport,  members of the arbitration beard. A resolution was passed to the effect that immediate slejis be taken lo secure adequate  mail facilities in Southern Kootenay, and  especially that a daylight service be se-  eured bet ween points on Kootenay lake,  anel tlmt a regular service be established  between Kaslo anel New lJeiiAer. The  board then adjourned.  Will Take a Look at Crow's Nest Pass,  .lohn Haggart, minister of railways. Avill  shortly combine business w-ith pleasure  anel take a trip te> the North west, and  British Columbia, lie will visit the Crow's  Nest pass and see how many lines of rails  it will conbiiu. Engineers have iilreaily  reported that there is room I'or four. But.  iit any rale, minister Haggart will visit  the spot so thai he e*an speak with self  knowledge on the matter. The Canadian  I'aeilie have already the; right te> run  through the pass, but that right will not  be given to any ono company alone���other  mads will have running powers over it.  However. I he first conipany lei obtain this  right has always the advantage. Tliere  is the; expense and tremble of-getting a  connection with the senior road so as to  be' able to get over it. All these things  will be looketl into by the- minister of  railways. He will be iiccompnnieel by Mr.  Van lioriie. presielcnt of the Canadian  Pacific railway.and they may lie expected  ���at Nelson the first week in .June.  Breweries and Bottling Works.  A nuinberof parties sire in Nelson m.'go-  tiiiting for the erection of breweries iinel  the purchase of bottling, works. Hepie-  se'iitiitives of it Vancouver brewing company have tlie refusal of a site.1 in ble>ek Ki  for a brewery, and the deal will be closed  this week. Mr. IL lieisterer. representing  another brewing interest, is also negotiating I'or a site lor a brewery and bottling  works. The Van Ness and Sweet bottling  works will probably change hands, the  properly being purchased for the California Wine Company of San Francisco.  This indicates that Nelson is looked on by  business men as the center of the Kootenay country.  S&^^'TS^^ Tin: T-tfmTjsrE: .kelson, r ft, Thursday may ii, im.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TRIKl.XI. is peil-li.-lii-il mi Tluir-days, l.y .Ioiin  Hocs'l'ON & C'e>.. :i)id will ho inaiicil lo Mili-crilicr-  on payment of On.: 1)i>i.i...i< a year. No j^iiIi���t-i-i]���!i<ut  taken'for It'?-- tliiin ii year.  I.F.fil.l.Alt APVKK'riSIOlKNTS pi-inlcil m Hie fnl-  lowmg rat us: One inch, SHI! a yciir: two i i i<_-ti .*--.  ���?(.. ii yi'iir: llin-o inches -fSl ii year: four iuche-;.  Silli il vi-'iir: lives iuche-.. sll."j :i year: -ix incho- iinel  (.ver. fit, the rate of SI..VI un inch per inonlli.  THANH1KNT Alt V KUTISK.AI F.NTS _li cent.--a lino for  llrsl in-urlinn ami 1(1 cent, il line I'm-each additional  insertion.    Hirtl i.rrin._-c. and ili-atli   noliee- Jiw.  LOCAL Ol! KF.AiHXU Al A'l "tKli NoTIOl-.S .VI eenl- a  line each in-crlion. ,  JOM 1JR1XTING ill fiiir rale-. All accrnnil- for job  printing si nt I iielve-rli-inu payiilile on lhe lir-l ol  every nieiiilli: .-uh. eription, in a<l\iincc.  A BRANCH OYYlt'E. with .Mr. II. II. Kemp in chaise.  ' i- c-tnblishcel ill Ka-lo. .Air. Kemp i- authorized to  receipt fur subscription.- and contract I'm* advcrli-c-  ���menl-.  ARDRKS.S iill eoiniiiiinioalinns to  thk ti;iiu:xk. Xei-on. n. c.  D.  PROFESSIONAL.   CARDS.  La HA I'.   M.!>.���Physician  and   Snrfc'oon.    I.'oom-  and   I   lion-ton  block,   Nel.-on.   'releplione   l_.  BANDAl.l. II. KF.Ml'. -Al.K. Kxnntini-- and repotl-  on mines and pm-poois. Twenty year-' cont iiiiion-.  ecpcrii'iico. Independent of iiuy mine or works. Nol in-  toroslcel in tlie liiivittf,' or .selling of mine- or pro-pciis.  Kaslo, 1..C.  Lit.   HAl!l:lSt)N,  II. A.    Iliirri.-ter anil   Allonio.   at  ���    Liiwloflhe province of New  Hrim. wickl. Cniivi-y-  ati.ier, .Viilein* I'nblie. ('oinniissioiier I'or I a k inn' Allieln.il-  I'or ii.sct in tltul'ouris of Hritish e'olnmhin. etc.    Oilices  Iiooinsiland ID. Hon.-ton block..lo-epliinc St... Nelson, H.C  POR   SALE.  TIIK C'Oli.VIN'ft  IIOUKK on Stanley .-Iroet, Xel.-nn.    A  ���i-sleu-y dwelling entirely new.    If mil sold il will he  leased.    A'pply lo 0. (). Buchanan. C  ��iti? Wvilmnc  THURSDA V MORNING.  .MAV II ,   I SIB  COMPARISONS.  According to the   Kaslo   i.xiiniiner. the  Nelson   members of   the South   Kootenay  Boartl  of Trade ii re seeking to imike  the  board simply an exponent of the desires  of   the   Nelson    people,   and    the   Kaslo  members   of   tlio  board    licit I   no   other  thought than   to make it what  its mime  indicates, sin organization to advance the  interests of the whole of .Southern Kootenay.    It is strange tlmt a te>wn tlmt-luis  been dubbed the "wickedest cily in  British Columbia" should con la in'id 1 the pure  a-nd high-minded business men in so large  a-u arc-ci as is embraced  in   the  territory  called .Southern Kootenay.    It is strange  that banker Buchanan iinel  hunker Ileilf  of N'elson are such bold, bad  men, whilst  banker   Burke of   Kaslo  is  so  wise iinel  goody-goody: that  merchant  Hume iinel  merchant Bigelow of Nelson are such  intriguing schemers, whilst men-buntCireon  iinel merchant 0iegerich  of  Kaslo are so  open   anrl   aboveboard   in all   their ek-al  ings; that   real estate agent   liiehardson  and insurance agent Applewhaite of Nelson are such grasping sharks, whilst real  osteite   agent   1-t.e till lack   and    insurance  agent Guthrie of Kaslo arc such guileless  suckers: that the editor of Till*. Trail.l-.vi-:  of   Nelson   is. such   an   untruthful   liar,  whilst "Plan of Campaign" Bailiie of the  Kxaminer of Kaslo is such a white-winged  iingel.    Comparisons like the aboA'e could  be made through the entire membership  of the board���but comparisons are sometimes or I ions.  Which is likely to have the greatest interest in Southern   Kootonay as a whole.1,  business  men like J. Fred   Hunie, d'eeirge  A. Bigelow. .James A. CJilker. B.  I*.. Lemon.  W.N.  Bolfe, W. F. Teet/.el. and l_d.\-.._d  Applewhaite. who have for the hist three:  years invested their every dollar in enterprises that tend  to develop the material  resources of this country, or business men  like William  B.iillie, W.   E.   Mann, .1.  A.  McDonald,  E. I'_. ���Minis and T. S. CosgrilT.  who have been in the country but a   iew  months and  who have no ofhor in teres I.s  than booming real estate in the town in  Avhich   they  happen   to own   town   lots?  Again: Wliich is the more likely fo work  iinpartiiilly for the whole district, managers of great chartered   banks   like the  Bank of Montreal anil the Bank of British  Columbia, whose depositors reside1 inevery  tenviiiind hamlet in thedistrictand follow  every occupation  ami    business,   or   the  manager of a private bank whose business  must of necessity he limited   to the town  in which it is located'���'  The people of Nelson, like those of iwery  other town in British Columbia, are. iinel  shemlel be. alive; tei the fact that enerrgy  and enterprise are both i-eepiirerl to kei'p  their town advan<*ing. but that they an;  inclined to ignore the rights eif the1  people of other and neighboring towns is  untrue. The; people of Kaslo a re; working  hard to aelvance the iiilon.sls of their  town, but in eloing so they should not  AViintonly trample on the rights of e.fhers,  a.nd after doing se> deliberately Mr; about  it. Southern Koofeiuiy is big enough for  both Nelson anel Kaslo. as neither (own  contains such a large population that a  reliable census could not. be taken oi it  in a few hours by a single; enumerator.  AN   UNFAIR   PRESS.  nipe'g l-Yee Press. In commenting on the  ease with which the Cleveland adminis-  ' iration "fires" Hopuhlicans out of office,  in elireet violation of the civil service regulations, if says: ".Mr. Cleveland is  " doubtless its impressed with the evils of  " the speiils system as the most virlueiiis  " .Mugwump, and is as anxious to cure;  "them. Bul he owes something to his  " party, iinel if he shall cone-hide before  " assuming the political sanctity of the re-  " former lo give his friends a reasonable  " share of the ol'lie-e;- wc <lei neit know that  " any one will have a right lo complain or  " fhiit his conduct would be; a disnppoint-  " mi'iit of the hopes entertained of him.  "Fair play is hemny play." If .Mr. Harrison had be'e-ii elected president instead  of Mr. Cleveland, would the Five Press  have drawn it set mild on Mr. Ilarrisem's  breaking auto-elect ieni pledgesy It is nol  much wonder that t he people of Manitoba  pay so little heed to the efforts of the  Free Press |() oust the O'reenwny parly  fremi power in tliiit province. The.y e;\*i-  deiitly believe1 that the Free Press is never  fair in anv of its utterances.  choice of hogs, and they would just its  soon feed the; Vie*loria, breed as the  breeds (hat wallow in Yaiie-tniver aud  New Westminster.  Tin-: South Kootenay Board of Trade  has ;i membership of eighty-two. of the  eighty-two. lorty-fwo live nt Nelson,  thirty-six iit Kaslo. ane.l eine each at Ainsworth. Pileil Bay. Watson, anel I.arelo.  1 -itslei may have a majority of the; members, but thirty-six is not a iim.jont.ynf  oighfy-lwo.  Ti  TniciiK i.s net man of so much importance  that his loss would bring lo a slanelslill  tlie.1 wheels of commerce or a cessation of  government, (.rover Cleveland evidently  imagines, however, but for him anarchy would soon take the place of law in  the L'nited States, anil that if his ieleas e>f  legislation an. not carried out the commercial pulse of lhe republic would cease  to beat. If congress will only do whatgov-  ernor Pennoyer of Oregon did the other  day. Crover Cleveland may yet reali/.e  he is not iis big a man as he imagines himself to be. The governor of Oregon, for a  piece of unwarrantable interference, very  properly told the president to mind his  own business. What is wanletl in the  United Stales is a congress that  will tell (Jrover Cleveland to attend  strictly to the executive brunch of the  republic's business, and that they will attend to the legislative branch.  M roil has been saiel about the number  of Canadians in the United Slates, but  there is si boi it the same percentage of  Americans in Canada, according to population, as there is of Canadians in the  United States. Of tho total population of  Canada, one in every sixty was born in  the United States. Of the OO.O.XMKX) inhabitants of the United States ..(KKUKX.  iire natives of Canada.  Till-: railwaysrunningeast from Spokane  have, iu ii sudden fit of generosity, made  it possible for the poor people of thatcity  topayn visit to the World's Fair at Chicago. They have lowered the present rate  of .$100 for the round trip to SSS.i5(). When  railways are struck with a streak of liberality, the sfreak is always a broael-gaugv  one. A reduction of S11..~>0 wil! have the  effect of keeping the people of Spokane tit  home.   Tin-' separation movement, now agitating the people of Vancouver tinel New  Westminster, litis but few advocates in  the inland see-tionsof the province. While  we believe tlmt the people of Victoria are  hoggish in many ways, tliere is no evidence to prove thiit the people of Vancouver or of New Westminster are uot  just as hoggish when they have a chance.  For the people of the interior it is only a  (Notary   Public)  AND  ESTATE  A New Railway Under Construction.  Biiy Befor^ tbc/Har^et Ibises  In the RAItWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE] PROPERTY  _R,_E]_3___.,X,_E   ALLOWED   FOE   G-OOD   _3T_TII__DI_srC3*S.  T  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  ; Apply for Prices,  Maps,  Etc., to  |  Frank Fletcher,  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT  ������ I.KPl.KKI.XTIXr:    Tliu Confederation Life- Association,  TlicI'lici-nix l''ii*'.' Iiisuimik-c; Company,  Tlie: l'i-iiviiie:iil Fund Accident Company:  ..I.S-11.  Tliu Sanely C'i.ift. l-'eiiinili-y Company, near Chester. I.iik  land, makers of all kind., eil' mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breakers, stamp-;, ete.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREETl  _sr_Bi_so_isr, ___. o.  LOTS FOR SALE  IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining tliu govorumenl townsite ul' Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  willi ii l-.heile! for 1 hi ill line's erected.   Tin: bust, rcsiilunlia  properly in N'elson.    Value: Mire: tu increase.  Apply tei  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining  and   Real   Estate  Broker.  Auctionec;  anel Commission Agent,  AlcuiiI. for  Xi'lsun  Mini    .\'i:.-t   Knute-nav   District,  eir  ti  IN'NK.- & KIl'lIAliD-., Viincoiivor. H.C.  THE CENTRE OF THE LARDEAU COUNTRY.  Land  Commissioner  Columbia &   Kootenay  Railway Co.,  _N"_E_!X.SOlNr,   _B. C.  G-OX_ID.  SI_C-"V_E_EFl_  r__E_ft_Z_).  (The Naglc-Bavies Crown Grant.).  The Gateway of the Lardo-Duncan Mining Camps.  The Head of Navigation at the North End of Koootenay Lake.  The Terminus of the Government Trail.  All lots are cleared at the expense of the owners of the Townsite.   A wharf (the best on Kootenay  Lake) is being constructed at the north end of Main street.  \V.  liie:ii.\i:li_i)N,  Nelson.  Tin  1{.   .!.   I.!..\JJI*V.  Kaslo.  EALEY  uiJHARDSON il _  REAL ESTATE  ..Nil  MINING BROKERS.  Tenrs, one-third cash, balance in 3 and 6 months.  Managing  Ag��ent,   STONE BLOCK,   KASLO.   B. C.  II. 11. U.K. Ni,tnry Public.  HAIiliY  11. WAIU)  ��  Offices in Nelson, Kaslo, and Lardc.  O  "Toronto Safe Works,"  Toronto, Ontario,  MAXfl-'AUI'fUKKS ell-*  FIRE-PROOF  BUB&LAH-FAOOF  Safes mi'  The Largest Choice of Good Business Locations in Kaslo.  Several Promising Claims for Sale on Reasonable Terms.  Local Agents for Slocan City and Four Mile City.  Conveyancing.  OFPIn  V-__/  HJ =  _F_ROISrT   STSZEZET1,   KI^uSLO,   B.   C_  _A_3Dcroiisri__*<ra- a-__--A.a_*ri_) ce_n-tje._a.X-, hotel.  "B^  w  RSVELSTOKS  -A-nsr-D    _1_T__^_._E_ZTJS_E?  .mers'  GROCERIES,: HARDWARE,  .ies . and-;  THE  ELDORADO OF  B. C.  Tho |')i'uss e)f (Jiiitnela is nm-or I'liir when  (loiiliiiK1   with    nut ttui'.s    peilitievil    of    tlie;  Unituel Stttte.s.    t/'onsci-vatixe1  p;i pi -is ;i ne I  'Jiufoi'Mi   papesrs   alike.1   vie;  in   it 111't-itMi. 11 y  criticism  oi evevy net e>i' (he- I .I'piiljlie-jiii  party,   anel   ne>  Jonrlinj,'   incinhe-r  oi  thai  party was ever given a word ol' praise lor  a peilitical   ae*t.    On   the other hanel. the;  I.ciiiocratic    party     is     always     highly  eule.gi/.eel,   anel    its   loaelers   ele>   nothing  ���wrong, even  when tlicy fail to keep their  pledges to the country.    One of the- worst  of these unfair newspapers  is tlie Win-  All the ore output now assured to Nakusp by the immediate construction of the NAKUSP  & SLOCAN RAILWAY, which will .start at Nakusp and end at the Forks of Carpenter Creek, directly in the center of the Sloean Mines.  No Other Route can Possibly Compete.  Thirty-five miles of Railway from Nakusp will tap the whole of the mines of the Slocan  District, and the ores are bound to come out by the NATURAL GATEWAY via  NAKUSP, to the general welfare and prosperity of the Province.  Look at the Map.  A Provincial Railway Charter and subsidy, and a Dominion Railway Charter have been  obtained for the NAKUSP & SLOCAN RAILWAY, and the Canadian Pacific Railway  Company have entered into an agreement to lease and operate the railway for  25 years. There can be no doubt as to the importance of NAKUSP���The gateway  of the SLOCAN COUNTRY, either from the north or south, and the principal shipping and distributing point for all the district tributary to Sloean lake.  Concentrators and. Samplers.  Now in contemplation, consequent on the definite settlement of the railway question.  The NAKUSP & SLOCAN RAILWAY will be built with a rush right into the heart  of the mines. See Wardner's and other experts' estimates of the production ol  Slocan Mines in the press. All this now assured is directly tributary to the  NAKUSP & SLOCAN RAILWAY.  Lots will be put on the market on April 20th at old prices, but  will be advanced 20 per cent on May 1st.  'I'. J. IIOADI.KY.  V  .MATII.AV eiCTHIMK  REAL  ESTATE  AND  MINES.  Commission  Merchants, and   Insurance  Agents.  Desirable Kaslo Property on Easy Terms.     A Long List of Kas'o-Slocan  Mining  Properties for Sale.  Assessment Work Done and Abstracts Furnished Outside Parties.    Conveyancing.  OFFICE   IICsT   THE    STONE    ETJTiX_I3I_N"G,r.   E_E?,0_N"T   STREET.   !���__!__.S3LO_  IABKS &  !si  and  Mining Brokers.  Aea'NTS Kim  TOWN  OF SEATON.  Office in BANK BUILDING, KASLO.  TO THE  EjRSJ  and  TAX NOTICE.  The Kootenay Country is 300  Miles nearer the Eastern  States and Canada via Bonner's  Perry ��� than  any  other  route.  U/ESJ  and  .Volici-is lie-i-nliy tfivesn tli.-el. iu-se.'sse.-el mil priivini-iiil  l-V<!Miie- lJi.\e.-s I'm- liu: yt'iir ISO'A am now elms mill piiyiilile!  ;il my ollic...  If Paid on or Before the 30th June���  I're-vineiitil re-ve-inii! lax ii'A pi:r<*u|iitei.  ()iie;-liitlf nl' ntu: pur i-uiil. on llie- iisse-ssecl value: <il' rail  ...lulu. , ,        .  Oiic-I liinl ol" ono por cent on t lit! nssossuel value: nl poi--  siinnl pmpu-ly. ,      ,      ','....  Two piTi-jiil. <m IliiMtssL'ssoel vnluiM.. wild liinel.  ()ni:-Iiu!. of one pel* cent on tliu iiii'omu nl esvesi-y pnrsein  of lll'le:i:n liiinelruel iliilliii's and over.  If Paid on or After the 1st July-  Two-thinlseif eini! pur i:unt ��" the: iiksi.. .--ctl viilnceif rejnl  "()nc-lmll'or one pei-i-onl on I lie.' a _.i-..-'od nil lie; eif |ior-  sonal properly. ,  Tliix'iM|Miirlor.-*i>f nni: pori-oiit. nn tlit! incninc ol cvory  person eil' lll'loon liiiiiilrt-ei iledliirs and over.          Two iinel 1.111.-I111.II'pur ciiiil. em Mie: nsscssud viilue-.ol wild  land. ���     ��� T.  II. CJIKKIN..  Assessor ami eolleeloi-soillliern dnisinn ol .  Wesl K'notenay district.  Xelson. February l.'ltli, 1S!��.  ���P_is:-i.i>__  COUNTY   COURT.  A silling of llie eonnly. eonrl of ICooleimv elislricl will  lie lioldeital Xclsnii on llie llllli day ol' .Mav,' IMI.'i.  T. II. (JIKKIX. Ke.-K'i-'Irai-ol' the l.''iunilv (.' -I.  Nelson, H.C. ..lurch .1st, IS!��.  MEETING  OF SHAREHOLDERS.  A Keneriil inceliiij,' ol' llie slinreliolders of llie Slm-an  IV111I111K& Nnvifc.ition Ceiiiipiiny. Mmlteel. will lie held at-  Nelson. Driiisli e olninhia. al the olliee of I he coin pan v. in  -I. I< reel llliiiie; >*. e'n'.'s store, on .Imic 1st.. IK!K_. at. 2 o'clock  p. 111.. for the election of oflicers and ol her linsincss.  WI I.I.I AM MejKINNON.  .Se.-eretary anil I reinsurer.  Nelson. H.(.'.. April 2\Ui, ISO'A.  ���NOTICES.  SOUS}.  General Agents, Vancouver, B.C.  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's Perry with trains  On tlie  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  Kor Spiil'iuie. l'ii!,'ol Sound, SI. I'aiil, Ciiicei^o and  poinls in C1111111I11 and lhe l.nsli.ni Stiilcs.  For further informal ion apply to llie ollicers of the  liiiiit.sein lhe Hnnni.-r's l-'erry run: t.o .1. A. McN'nl), ii,_,'enl,  (���real. Northern Hallway. Bonner's l-'erry. Idaho; II. II.  St.. .lolin. general n^enl, Spnkiine, Wash.; II. ,\, .Inhnsnii.  division passenger and frei'Kht. iikoiiI, -Seattle, Wash.: II.  (I. Me.Mieken, fc'onoral .-iKiMit. I I'ahner llonso hlock. Toronto. Out.: or F. I. Whitney, ireme.nl pus.enfjer and  ickel-iij;i!iil, SI. I'aiil, Minn. I  (Deputy   .ShorM.) ' ,  LICENSED   AUCTIONEER ->  NI-.IiSON.    li. (!..  Auction sales made al. any point, in West, ICootcnay  ilislriet. Town lots and niiniiiK elniins lioiifc'lil und sold  (iiiconiniis. ion. A Kenoral re:al estate Imsiness Iranaeled.  Olliee for lhe prese-nl nl resideneo. enrner ( ..rlioiinlo anil  Keio'tcniiy slreiols.  W. ./. MoICity e-'uiiscil lo he a inoinher of lhe iini'i-^is-  lered linn of .lolin llouslon & Co., publishers of The  Tribiino, of Nelson. Hritish (loliuiiljia, on Moiidav, April  l7th..kS!l... JOHN HOUSTON & 0(J.  :  NclsertvAprlllil.il. I8!��.; ;  Notice is-lici'iiliy ffiven- tliat.'iinless all iiccnunts owiiiK  lo the la Ie linn iil'.Ciu-iii-v & l.larret,l are paiel nn or hul'oie  the 1st day of liny nexl. theSiUne will he plnecil in suit..  .0, W, HICIIAHDSOX,  , ,,  , ���   Assigned! I'nr Carney & linrref. eslale.  Nelson, 11, O., April l,S|li, IKift.  I hi', undersigned liei'L-hy'^ives notieeol' his iiil.cnl.ioii to  appl.y ���_.����� the stipendary iiiiiKistnite! or West, Kootenav  di'stnol tor a license to sell lio.ior al, his holel at. l.ardo.' '  |)a.U:d, April ath ISO'A. I'. I-',  HYAX.  Thirty days nflei-elate wi: intend to npjily In the: stipendiary inafc'.slriiti: fora lieonso to sell liquors at our hot el ut  l-nrt Sheppard. II, (!. FIM-.I) AD1K,  . ,. HOHI.KT ICK1.DIK,  Nelson, April -Und, ISO'A.  IP  A      _.%i  ' JVK  fcn��  t��    m-V 1  -�����  E.li'i.-.'l  * .-��� ���������*���:  -<-<%��}:i  -jggS^Bgasgajgg^iS^^ 'Nil. TP,TBU1ntI_:. -.BISON  B. C, TT-fURSCAY  AGENT   FOR  ily eontrtiel all kinds oi business. There.;  are still lot) many men in every line e>  trade, anel sonioaio te> be seen loitering1  at the doors eii' their shops, the lines o;  .vluise ..���..���_���. ���ire(!le;e|uente)f lie.pejf"k-lV*rru.  SlaiuliiiK' i" their simp clooi-s anel ga'/Aug  up lhe street and cleiwn the street they  sigh for a toii'.-h o!" tlie old flush times  when customers tumbled ovoroneanother  .vliile .crowding in at their eleie.rs. 111  those good olel' days the twenty-dolliir  pieces piayeel at lea|i-l'rt)g in rushing into  the shopkeeper's t ill. whereas to neiw see  I  Sir DONAU)  A.  SMITH   Hon. OF.O.  A.   I)R U.M MONO,  K. S. (.HOUSTON   ${2,000,GC0  6,000,000   I'resident,   Vice-President  .. .(Icnoi-al Miinatcer  ;ank of  ;ritish Columbia  (Ineori oratud by Royal (..'lii.rtor, !!>(__.)  $2,920,000  xease.)  ��260,000.    .        $1,265,333  Capital (paid up) ��600,000    .  (Willi  power to  increase.)  Reserve Fund  __*sT_E_I_,SO_[Sr   _B_R_��_.N"C_E3:  N.W. Gop.Baker and Stanley Streets.      Ill; \.V<.'ll__s i.n      LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and  sell .Sterling Kxchiiiijjc anil Cable Transfers.  ci'a.nt e:o..i.ii'i.ci.\i, ,.*.iiti...vi-;m.Kits' ckiodi'I's,  available in any part, of the world.  IHCAKTS  1SSIJKII: C'OI.I.KCTiei.NS  .MA 1)10;. K'l'C*.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  ll.l'I'K OF INTKRKST (al, pri-M.nl.) Ill Per Cent.  ALASKA   RICH   IN   GOLD.  TsTttlLjSOTSr   B:R___.:_*TC!__3:.,  Cor. Baker aiid Stanley Sts.  /���N'elson, H.(;��� Victoria, B.C.,  I     \*iineouvci*, B.C., Xiuiniino, B.C..  S-        Sew Westminster, B.C.. Kamloops,B.C.  San Francisco. Cain., I'ortliuiel, Ore,  L Sent lie.   Wash.. Tiu-nniu.   Wasli.     -  II FAD   OFFICK:   til)   bomh.ird street,   LONDON.  Kin,'.  Agents and Correspondents  CIAXADA���Bank of .".Inntroiil and brunches;  ('iiiiiidinn Bank of Commerce and In .melius:  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches.  Commercial Hunk of Manitoba; anil  Bank of Xovii Scotia.  U'NITKl) STATICS-AkoiiIs Bunk ."Montreal, New Voi-l* ;  Bank of Jlontreal, C.Iiien'-jo.  SAVINGS   DEPARTMENT.  On and  after January Ist. IS!).'!, the rate of interest on  'deposits .will be .'ii percent, until farther notice.  frank, lively, anel ceingenial manners. He  seems a epiiek thinker and hy no means  tin injudicious one. to be free from all sell'-  conscioi.siu.ss, to he in the habit eil' taking  people rapidlytinel beihavinjc toward bliom  .���icce)ixliiig to his impression, but unless he  found himself in the presence of a. very  btiel lot. sure, to be e-ourleous. One could  see that he is an American, but not of the  United States. I .should call hini an  l<.iiglisliiiiaii who hael Hung oii evei y  trace of mental servitude that he might  htive 'brought with him in long frocks  from the mother country."  a ten-cent piece kicking up its hev!.;  traveling  opener.  in   thttt   direction  .is  in  ami  e.'.ve-  .Three' Tall Brothers:  of a  New J.riniswicl. woodman  is very healthy, anel it is not  ������i3-~*5\\..-';. N^V-v,  <r?n#A '���-.' ���.' - vS/ft  "fe.-^��fi_r r  j?_S '4P_','M��sL--i  it  The Seasons,  However, are so   Short that  Cannot be Mined Proiitahly.  Frank Montgomery, who left the state e>l'  \Vashingle)ii a yearage> foi* the Yukon geilel  fields in .Alaska, writes an interesting account <)f his   trip anel  mining experiences  letter  ��� !.-  is ehi ted  <,oi'ty-_.Iile Creek Post.  Yukon Hiver. Alaska. January 21st, IS!)-'.,  tiuel tho folleiwing tire extracts from it:  "The river free/cos dry and men burn  gravel in the river bed in March and  April, anel haul it.out on'high ground anel  wash it in tho spring. The ice will go mil  by tlie Ist of .lime, bub sixty or seveml'.y  days, mining' is all we can depend ' on.  hYoiti $10 to $20 a day is the best the diggings will pay. Wages tire $S a day for  miners. No epiarfo. ledges have been  sbruck that will pay.  ���"Only'for the short summers and long  winters it.would be a good country. There  is plenty of fish iinel ga-mo���moosu, rejin-  eleer and bear.-wolves, wolverines, and fur  animals. If I stay another winter I will  go on Stewart river and trap.  "This   is a mountainous country, with  some  timber.     Spruce,  cotton wood, and ���  birch are the principle' timber.    A .'Moot  tree i.s the largest. .Thecountry is covered  with moss it foot, deep, anel ice under ib  the year round.  "You can'dig up ice the  hottest (lay in the summer on any of the  river bars, where the moss has'not been  ���washed   away.    They are  striking some  ge>id  in   the-small  creeks.     Davis creek,  i.Iiles; creek, and   Franklin gulch  are the  best paying'gulches.   The best'claim em  .Miles creek paid 70 ounces to the man for  forty days work. | A man  by the ranie of  Lawson took e>ut $.J(XX) for the season; the  best claim on  Davis creek made ifiOOOO to  four men   for  the-'season, or $1500 each.  ���Owing to bhe long winters, high prices tor  -.provisions and hardships a man has te> go  through, J  would not advise any one to  .come here to mine, but come in to trade  with the natives, and come well equipped  for   the   trip,   and. come   through   from  .Juneau and go down the  Yukon  to the  Arctic circle, where the sun eleies not go  elown iit all.    Then oub the Jiehring sea  and elown tho coast of .Alaska, would be a  .delightful  trip.    .Below ��� Fort   Yukon  tlie  wild   geese   breed.     There   they   are '.in  thousands.    It is a delightful climate in  :siiniiner.  "Steamers run 210 miles above here on  the Yukon te> bhe mouth of Felly river.  The? <|uicksilver has been frozen I'oKsev-  eral days, iinel the thernieaneter registers  (i(> degrees below /.ere) today. To throw a  e*tip of boiling he)b waler in bhe air ib  sounds I ike dropping a- bar of red-hot steel  iutoce>ld water, and when it strikes the  ground it is ie-e. It seldom gets above 10  degrees below y.evo.  is 10 degrees below.  I can travel   when it  in accordance with the church law, seems  rather   hard.    It  is  admitted  that  some  kinds  of work   are  considered   necessary  e)ti Sunehiys. and  that porsons may la!)e>r  in certain  ways '-without impairing their  mora! iinel  religious standing.    The ques-  tie)ii,   arises   whether   or   not    the    telephone has become a necessity.   Many pee>-  pit- will answer in the affirmative, aud it  is quite conceivable that oven those who  aroarrayed against Miss Means would not  hesitate to use ;i telephone On Sunday in  .tilling it physician to a sick person.    J3ut  the telephone could   nob be used without,  someone at the t'cntral office to attend to  it. and   if the "calling up" be ne>t wicked,  it  is difficult to see how  the attendance  can  be condemned as a sin.    .Miss Means  is not disposed tei submit to the sentence  of suspension.    She has appealed her case  to the presbytery of Charleston, and  if a  ' decision   against   her   is   given, she will  carry it  be-fore  the  synod.     It  thus appears that 'the action   of  the :pastor has  precipitated   a.  conflict  that'  nmy   prove  pre> tract eel    and    troublesome.     Popular  sentiment will be likely tei side.with- Miss  Means.-.*   The Population of India.  The population of the Indian empire luis  risen within the memory of the present  generation' from 220.000,(i()0 to 2lS..,(.(.(.,(.C(.:  it has been increasing at the rate of 2,;100,-  000 annually, anel is now rising iit the rate  of .'i.(K;0,(-00. If no-large famines occur it  will considerably exceed AOO.Ct.OXOO at the  .end of tho century now drawing to a close.  IO.ven iu the event of deciniination from  these causes there will be an excess over  800,000,000. This augmentation is'coincident with a growth in means and resources of livelihood,- 'a-nd in material  'prosperity of all kinds. The. export, of  food grains in vast quantities continues.  The average population in the Indian empire i.s very moderate. For sill that, the  density in some parts is considerable, and  in others too great. On the other hand,  there is a large ..quantity of cultivable,  land still unused,'the extent of which 'can'  be fully known by experience alone.  Further, the existing cultivation can be  made more and more productive by agricultural science, by elevelopinen'b of irrigation in detail, aud by inipiovcei appliances for husbiinelry.  High Prices in Montana.  F. H. Bay of Bo/.enian had a fruit stand  tit   Helena    in   ISO'S.    "Twenty-live cents  would  nob go far toward buying fruit in  those days," he said  the other day to a  Salt Lake Tribune man.    "One man who  was courting a  young lady used  to come  to my place iinel buy four apples for $5���  $!.2."3 ii piece���and then presented  them ,o  his sweetheart.    I always picked out four  of  the  best  apples  J   hael   and   wrapped  thorn up mi tissue paper and  placed  tl em  in ;i neat candy box for him.    By and by  they were  married, after which   I  never  seilei him tiny more apples. The first year's  pineapples  solel  lor  $7 apiece, aud there  are still   living in  Helena  men who'paid  me  that price  for  them.    Oranges were  $2.:")0 fo $.'. each, and the Montana pioneers  who jire-rich  today did   not  buy them.  The first shipment of sweet potatoes ever  received in 'Montana were sent to me, and  they cost  me  fyl.An a   pound.    The   first  man   who came along  tho street   was a  Chinese.      I   wa.s  opening  them   em   the  side walk.   lie bought two pounds at $1.:">0  ii   pound.    Bookkeepers  weio   then  paid  $12 ii day.-For a little stand on ti.e street  in   front of a   store  I  paid   $80 a  memfh  rent in advance. A very ordinary'��� wooden  building  across   the street, nse.d as a sa-  loon, rented   for $100 a month.    Newsp;i-  pers_se)Id for ~>{) cents each. Magazines cost  The life  and hunter is very hea  au unusual thing that men who follow the  life from boyhood develop into the veritable giants of old. At Saekville there  are three brothers, who are siiiel te>  be (he tallest men in the country.  Their names were Allie, I-lihit and  Kiiael Frank. Those three brothers  laid along in a line- on bhe floor,  would measure 21 feet to an inch in  their stocking feet and without their caps  on. Two of thein wore more than seven  feeb till), and the other one was a little  less. Old Mt: Frank, (.heir father, was  taller than any of them. Their occupation is that of woodsmen, farmers, hunters, and horse-swappers.  Could Live Without Working.  Kerr Krupp. the, great gunmaker of  Germany, tho other day received it com-  niunication informing hini that his'vast  establishments were to be burned down.  He cailed his bhousanels of workmen te)-  gether. read (hem the letter and said: "if  any of you has made this throat let him  execute it, but I warn you that I will ne)t  rebuild. 1 am now rich enough te> live  without working."  ,6._?NS��  Billiard and  Pool Room.  Hot and  Cold Water.  Eleetrie Bells.  Baths.  Flush Closets.  "*Ti/._k-.-��W-'"'-T* -. .'��� f��g_-Ji��,f nnmn_T3_____gnigJ.'jJ ��� rjg'"^*^p_^2tii^- i",yy  WKssaMauaae R    r.    pj.���j  I'ropriote r.  RESTAURANT.  Next Door to the Madden Hotel,  NELSON, B. C.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  C/o  PROPRIETRESS.  lips.  PRIVATE  BOXES FOR LADIES.  The only Restaurant in Nelson that keeps  open DAY and NIGHT.  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST  WINES,   LIQUORS, AND CIGARS IK  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention to Miners.  ROOMS KIliKT-CI-A.^.S.  n.ATi-:*. _.ioi)_-:.._\Ti_  JOHN F. WARD! FRONT STREET  MANAGER.  KASLO, B. C  A Clergyman That Should Be Bounced.  Miss Sadie II. f.loans, a member ol' the  Second I'i esbyteriaii Church of Columbia,  South Carolina, is employed by the tolo-  phone exchange of tlmt city. She is elo-  sci'ibod, as a- young lady oJ:' intelligence,  irreproachable character anel high standing among theise who know her. She lias  no mother, anel is obliged to contribute to  tho support of ;in invalul lather. Her position iu the telephone exchange, by whicli  she earns a living, forces her te> work four  hours every Sunday, and it is this fact  that caused a disturbance of her church  relations. Whon the pastor hoard that  she worked on Sunday he summoned her  to a conference and ondoaveired to induce  her te> accept a place in a store, or te> learn  typewriting ami stenography, sei that she  might soon re employment that would not  require her attendance on the Sabbath.  Hut Miss Moans, being pleased with her  situation 'and satisfied with the salary  paiel hor, declined to follow the pastor's  aelviee. She was therennem .idjudgod contumacious antl suspended I'roin numiber-  .ship.   This action, oven though it may lie  How He Became a Believer.  When- he began work on "Bon ITur: a  Tale of the Christ,"general Wallace  says he wa.s not iu the least influenced by religious sentiment. "I had  ne�� convictions abeait Ceiel or Christ. I  neither believed nor elisbelieved in them.  The preachers had maele im imprcssiem  'iipou me. My trading ceworoel nearly  every ol hor subject, lnelill'erenco is the  word most perfectly descriptive of my  feelings respecting the tonieirrnw of den-th,  as a l-Yonoh scientist has happily termed  the; succession' of life. Vet, when the  work was fairly begun. 1 found myself  writing rovorentialiy, anil freepiently  with awe. Long before 1 was tli rough  with my book I became a beliiwer in Cod  iinel Christ."   He Wanted a Courting Book.  The editor of the Edinburgh Scotsman  not le>ng {igei received an envelope which  bore, iu addition tei his address, a request  that the oiicle>sed letter should be luuieleel  to any bookseller in Kelinbiirgh. The letter run : "Tim kind of book that i want  is a courting book���a book that, will toll  me how to talk te> the lass tlmt i le>ve>. a  book that will tell.me tin- weirds to say to  her and tlie words to ask her when i bo  courting hor. is the sort of a hoeik tlmt i  wjint. So matter how few or how little?  the- words may be."  The Son of His Father.  A Paris correspondent of the Sew Vork  Tribune says tho foi lowing complimontiiry  words of tlie Canndjaii niinisterof marine  anel lisheries. whei is now iu I'tiris in attendance iit tho Helming Sea a bitratiem  board: "The Hon. Mr. Tuppor I fouuel  simply delightful. He is still young, a  thorough gentleman, free spoken, and has  ipl.25-each. One day.-.J had 'an unusual  stock of fruit, which 1 feared "would speiil  e>u my hands, aiid se) I hiiel 100 circuhirs  printed. They were: very small, but cost  10 cents apiece."'J did im>1", hire boys "to  tlistribute them, but took them around  myself. Much of the fruit I solel came  10(10 miles by stage, and this tact hael a.  groat eleal iex'lo with thepriee.--. As'trans-  portation facilities increased, prices gradually fell. Tho prices I have quoted'wore  ne) higher than the average'prices in those  (lays; everything was the same way."  An Old-Time Cattle Trail.  Kvery   cattleman     between     the    Rio  Grande river on the south anel Peace river  em the north  luis heard of the ''Chisholm  ��� trail,".and many of them have driven cattle over it. It is the most 'famous of tlie  ciittle roads leading-north from the ranges  in Western Texas. It'.was named after  John Chisholm, an eccentric -frontier  stockman, who wa.s the first to drive over  it. Chisholm lived at Paris, Texas, was a  bachelor anel hael many thousand head of  cattle on the ranges in (he southern part  of   the   state.      From   200   to   -100   yare.ls  ��� wide, .'beaten. intei bare earth, it  reached over hill anel through valley for over 000 miles '(including  its southern extension), a chocolate blind  amid the green prairies, uniting the north  jiud the south. As the marching hoofs  wore it down iinel the wind blew and the  waters'washed the earth a.vay. it became  lower than the surrounding country anil  was flanked by little banks of sand.drifted  there by the wind. Bleaching skulls and  skeletons of weary brutes who hael perished on the journey gleamed along  its beirele'rs. and here and there was  ii low mound -showing where! some  cowboy .had literally ."died with his  boots on." Occasionally a dilapidated  wagon frame tolel 'of the broakelown,  {iml spotting the emerald reaches em  either side- were the barren eirclolike  ���'boelding grounds," each ii record 'Chat a  great herd had there spent a night. The  weight of tin empire passed ewer the  trail, leaving its mark for��� doeadess (o  conn*. The traveler of today sees the  wide; I rough-like course, with ridges being  washed elown by t ho ruinsnnd with fences  iinel farms of the settlers iinel the more  civili/.eel rednicii intere-eptiiig its track  and- forgets the. wild anil arduous life ed'  which it was tin; exponent. 11 .was a life  now outgrown, ami which will never  iigaiii be pejssiblo.  Slowly But Surely Dying.  The mining situation at Virginia. City.  Nevada, shows little .change. The Con.  Cul. A: Virginia, I'otosi, ami other ore \>vo-  diicors are* holding out astonishingly we'll  both in tho ipiaiitity anil epia lity of the  ores extracted. All the oro obtained  com<;.s from olel levels and e>ld ehipe.sits.  No   new discoverie.-s  of  value {ire  maele'.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  RESTAURANT  and LUNCH  COUNTER.  OPEN  DAY  AND  NIGHT.  Front, Street, Near the Steamboat Landing-,  KASLO, B. C.  PROPRIETOR.  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Frop.  THE  Devlin & McKay, Props.  Till-. HKST CIMSIN'K.       TIIK HKST UK 1)8.  TliK HKST OK KVKIiVTiriXO.  Corner  Front  and   Fourth  Streets,  KASLO,   B. C.  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  Slugo loiivcs (..i-aiiel (,'oiitnil for Watson, Hour I.nko Oily.  .Throe) l''orks, No"* Dejnvei* anel till points in  .ho Ivaslo-Slocaii (list.i-iot,.  Drop in and  See Me.  Hot and Cold  Lunch.  East Baker Street, Nelson,  MADDEN is Centrally Located, Wilh 'a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is  Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Sutrp'icd wilh Everything in  the Market, lhe Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  HOTEL  Corner  Front   and   Fourth  Streets,  KASLO,   B.C.  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  NELSON  The VICTORIA is pleasantly  situate on Victoria street, and  is one of the best Hotels in the  Kootenay Lake Country.  MILLS & REVSBECH, Proprietors  THE   BAR  IS .St'l'I'I.IKI) WITH" TIM.. HKST HI.AXD.S OK ALL  KINDS OK   ..'IXI-'S.  |.K,ll.OIiS, ASP ClOAKS.  Special Attention to Miners.  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  or  HOTEL  E. C. CARPENTER, Manager  S  ALL THE PRINCIPAL MINES in .-.Iih-iin iii. Iiirl  irmi li<! i .-iii-lii-il in frinu lu'n l<i . i;vcn miles fn.ni llii.~  linli-1. wliii'li is |oi-iiti.-<l a\ Tlii*i!it l-'urk. on ('iirprnlrr  i-i-.-i-k.  THE DINING ROOM is nndc-r llie iiiiiiicdi.ilc sn|ici--  i n 11 -in l.-nii- (if .Mr. e'. UnH'cii. rui'MK-rly (if lin- Winil-  si.i- llnii-l. I till tc, .MiinliHin. <iiiel lin- lingers llnli-l  Alissniilii, .Miinliiiiii, ivlm will sec In it t liiil I lnt i-ni. im-  nf tlicTlirrc l-'nrks is nnl i.-nciiIIi-iI Iiy Iiml uf ni.-y  IkiIi.-I in West Is'diilciniy.  SPECIAL RATES will In.- linulc fur Weekly lionidcis.  I'riviilo niniiis fur Iniiisienl Ljiiesls.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  ViZf  TIIK    CLDSK.ST    IIOTKI.; TIIK HA It VA Illll Es TH K  in N'ulsuii In tin-Sl.c.'iin-1 Hi'si   Hriuiils of Li(|iior.-  l.oal   Liiiiiliiiy. I anil Cijjiirs.  ey  Lardo District.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Viev^s  or Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  AUK f'l>N'VKXII..VT AMI  (���il.MI'eiltTAHLK.  THE TABLE  Tin-;  TliK   HKST   IX  .Meil'XTAI.VS  .ll'Xe'TIO.V  I.AIIIKi AXD i  Dl'Xt'AX  ItIVKits.        j  XOU'OI'KX AND IM.ADV  Kill!  HI'SINKS.S.  i.;  K***-^r^-*��'-'��c��^!-_s��~^-^^  ^^tsu^-1 ;^*s__-;^i^^--__:**,rt"y. >__-3i*-_-^y^  The c(ilii|inny's A I passeiiKi-r iiml fi-ni^-lil sleiinier  W.  HUNTER  I.. I .STA HI te )()K Music  -nil <  iie>_.vitl]sttui(liiitf tlie grvnl cxte-nt ol' the  pi-osiiee.'tiiiK e)])ei-;itie)iis in couslniil pro-  gress m ;ill the- l<-;ielinK mine's em llie le.elc.  I'l-osptsctiii^ K'v��..w (iiiipleiyiiie-nt tei intiiiy  more, men tliun Imvo wt'irl. nt ininiiiK  iictiitil ore; extr.-u'tiem. In pl;ii-es. however, some ore is foiliirj ;in<| inincd elnriiiK  the liroKi'essol' e-xplorn t ion work. This is  jKirticiilnrly the- vnse in lhe: olel upper  le.viils oi the (feilel Hill mine..  (.riieliiMlly, howov.-r, t'owor moil tire'ein-  liloycel niiel the sintille:r memtlily elishnrsi-  nieiils of coin in the shape eif wmlj'Cs sie;iil-  liejnil nf Sliii-iiii ln,l:e fur X'ew Iliinvi-r ilnilv nl ,'i  ,  f fiirliirml (il Sloi-nn l,-il;e ilnilv nl I p.m.  \*i-iU   .  .. - ���' '''"' *���'"'��� 'Ml,,; ('''������' ,"1 f"l"uf SIiii-iiii  M'.W    DI..N Vl-;it I    liil-i-iiii W'ediiesilnvs mid Snttinlnv..  I    ut li n. in.  I.en ves  p. HI.  I.enves foul nf Sloenn Inke fur Kour Mile City (lli(l New  Deli\ ur nn  Wi-dni'-dnys nnil S.-itiu-ilnys nl  iln.m.  NOTICE.  '('lie iiiire^isti-reil imi-t le-r.-liili between W. Y Teel.e]  -Oliii A. dil.snii. mil! (I. II. Williiiins. ilnli,^ |���i .in,-, .'���:  'Irii^Kisis in l.ii.ln, Hrili-li Ciilmiiliiii. uii.ii-r tin- llin'i  iiiiini! nf W. Y. Teclzcl ,V ('-I., wns ,lis-(i| veil nn April ���'..Hi  /'h >v-. I". Ti-1-l.-.el nnd ./(ilni A.Oilisnii Imve (|isni,.cii  "f IIiiiii- interest in llie Kuslo slore: lo tl. ||. Williiiins  wlin will here .iflerroinlnel llie linsine.ss nn his ���\vn ���.'.'  ':"'!I'J* W.  Y. TKI.'iy.K, Sct't  Xelson, H.C.. April _.">lli. ISVA.  Best of Accommodations.  A.   C.   PEARSON,   Prop.  JHE GREAT NORTHERN  HOTEL  coitxKi:  Ol'SIXTH AVKXI'K AXD MAIN'  STUKKTS. LAIt/lO, H.C.  Best of Accommodations.  UATKS:   i*l..-iei TO .*.' I'KI! DAV.  FINE BRANDS OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED  WINES, LIQUORS. AND CIGARS.  TAYLOR & GARVEY, Proprietors  he Tremont.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  International  HOTEL  Corner  of  West Vernon   and   Stanley Streets  NELSON.  B. C.  First-Class in Everything".  East Baker St., Nelson.  I . niiei.f llie liest liotnls in Tonil   .Miiiinlnin di-tricl. nnil  is llie lieii(li|iinrt<-rs fo,- pro .peelur- nnil  working  minnrs.  MALONE    &   TREGILLUS.   Props.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor for  Ladies, and the Rooms are Furnished Newly Throughout.  THE TABLE is not Surpassed by  any Other Hotel in the Kootenay  Lake Country, Being: Supplied  with the Best of Everything;.  JAS. DAWSON & B. CRADD0CK,  PROPRIETORS.  THE BAR  Ih Stocked with Choice Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors anel  Cigars.  $L   ���������   __ ___���____     V^i^l^"-���'-W-W-VVKy...?^ .f^M.. .���.���iyiWTT"-"-��-^��-^in��^_--J-"^^ __fwi.ii-.-. n,   ._������_���   - ���   ���- ������.���__���     ��� .������il    im.     i .  ��� u.  nt,��y/    r'"1-".1���yr'T-    . . T 't" m "     T     I���i ��� i l      j ���t~   -        - THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY   MAY   Ll, 1893.  at U/fyoIesale Oi?ly.  \.  a 5p^GiaIty.  \_  tzr-ieiet, isr_Kix_so  THIS    WJEEK'S     NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  Cockle  Urotlieiv*. Kuslo���lloiil  lii'iililcrs iinel  bonis for  hire. ,      ., ,  X. l-'it/stubbs, Xelson��� Tenders for the Nelson  eouri-  honsu.  (iilkur & Wells. Nelson���UbniiKii in ndvurlisoiiienl.  Hunt. & Dover. Xelson���(.limine in iidverliseiiii'iit.  John l_. Helalliu-I., Ivnslo���(;lmn._re in nilvuii isemenl of  1.,-irelo townsite.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  There is a good opening at Xelson  for  a furniture store. ;is nl present il i.s without, one.  The .staff of the Bank of British Columbia ul Xelson i.s inerensed by one: _>Ir. Ileiilbeole, nn  iillilete from Xew  W'e.stinin.sLer. enine in on Tuesiluy.  A log cabin  011 East Baker street, be-  loiiKint. to WiilLur Bull, wns burned on Tuesday iiiurn-  iiig. Tlie lire wis Lhe result of enrolessness on Ibe pari of  i.he occupiers of the cabin, t wo or three si|iiallers from  tliu Palouse country.  To an able-bodied man, willing to work.  nothing is iiioi_ Kallintc llinn being compelled to ask for  food when broke. Yet, force of circumstances .sometimes  compels gooel men to take long fasts or beg. While it i.s  not wise to encourage lhe genus tramp, food shoulel  never be rcfuseel a eleserving hungry man, and it seldom  is in N'elson.  Reports of "���rolling*' and of robbery are  heard from ICivslo. ihe latest, being a ease where a well  known Xew Denver mini retired wil li f>280 in bis irowsers  pockets anel awoke to find himself without a eenl.  J. Ogden Grahame, a factor of the Hudson's Hay Company with heail(|iiarlersat Kamloops, is in  Xelson inspecting the company's branch store.  W. F. JMcCu.lough, the Xew Denver assay-rand mine buyer, is in Nelson on his way Intel" to  New Denver from Victoria, where he spent the winter.  As soon as supplies can be proeureel, work will be rc-  suinccl on the Million properties on Kour .Mile creek.  Tlie Kaslo Examiner is the only newspaper in the lvootenay country able to employ an obituary editor.    Anel he is a elandy.  Mark Mnsgrove has sold his interest in  the Kaslo Kxainiuer to his partner, _.lr. O. Coy. The l.x-  ninincr now bears the earmarks of mat versatile writer,  K. K. Coy.  Bob Ynill is down from the Silver King  mine and reports the snow settling fast. When arrayed  in n pair of .lim (jilker's patonl copper-rivet oil overalls  hob is in eloubt as to whether he is a working man or a  mine superintendent.  Ben   Thomas,  Tom  Feehan,  antl   Jim  Towuseiiil left Xelson one day last week on a prospecting  trip into Kast Kootenay. They went out by way of Hf Miner's l-'erry and expect to be gone all summer.  -Hampton 6c Hopkins of Lardo are negotiating for the slock of the Galena Trailing Company.at  Pilot __ay. If a deal is maele, the stock, whicli is general  merchandise, will be removed to Lardo. .Judging from  this, the Galena Trading Company is going out of business.  The steamer .Nelson is fitted up with an  electric headlight. On her arrival at N'elson on Saturday  night, captain "Short turned the light on our streets, aim  'many citizens imagined the electric light 'company hael  got its plant in operation all unbeknownst to them. The  tight is 4000 candle power, and on a dark night objects  four miles distant can be distinguished.  One day last week Thk Ti.ihi.xi_ was in  possession of enough money to pay oil'all ils debts. II  hail 20JI 5-doIlar bills���only long enough to cut them for  the Hank of Montreal. Tne bills were as they came from  the printing ollice in Montreal (four to a sheet), except  that they were signed by A. II. Buchanan, the manager  of the Xelson branch. This great bank has bills to the*  amount of 5'O.OOej.OtX) in circulation, or the amount of its  unimpaired capital. When the bills become ragged in-  worn they arc cancelled and new ones issued in" their  stead, the Nelson branch being provieled with a cancelling machine.  A   Kaslo   correspondent .'writes  under  -date of May Sth : "The Kaslo Claim 'will be out in a week  or go. Coy says he i.s going lo make the Kxaminer a  howler." Kaslo is a big town, but il is not big enough  I'm* two newspapers.  One of  the thirty-six members of the  Kaslo delegation litis left the country. Mark XV. Mnsgrove has gone to the south side of the line. How many  more of the delegation will be wandering oil"in the same  direction before snow Mies.'  ��� W.  li'. Maim of Kaslo  paesetl   through  Xelson this week on his way to the l.ardo eountry. intending to reach it by way eif the northeast, arm of the  Upper Arrow lake.    ITc has a mining deal on.  The Victoria Colonist has issued a supplement showing the new parliament buildings.   They  will be very imposing if completed according to the plan's  ��� of the architect, belt SIWO.IXIO will not cover their cost, by  ii long shot.  J. A. Mara of Kamloops, member of parliament for Yale-Kootenay ilislriet. and John S. Chile of  Saw Westminster, inspector of all the custom houses em  the mainland of Hi* tish Columbia,are in N'elson. Hefore  they.leavc the port of entry i|iiestion will he settled elell-  nilcly. II is understood thai Doth Nelson and Kaslo will  be made ports of entry.  It is.reported that Ceorge \V. Hughes.  the Kaslo freighter, has commenced suit against several  mine-owners for failuae lo supply him wilh ore. They  contracted to deliver MOW) tons. bul. only delivered Il'IXI.  Tiie report that Holland's variety theatre at Ivaslo would be closed by Ihe authorities was  premature. The theatre is as well eoinlueled as any of  its class anywhere.  X'elsou   is now.   by leing exlels. the best  town iu Ihel Ivoolenay country. Kvin that far-seeing,  shrewd business man. K. K. Cuy nf Kuslo, admits "the  town has a bright future."  All oft-repeated answer: Asked if work  was likely to be i-onmienced on the Dundy within a reasonable time, A. II. Kelly, who is again in N'elson. an-  swereel:   "Well, I can't lelljusl yel.'  The Miner of Xelson is getting in addi- |  lional plant, so that the paper can be enlarged.  Architect Taylor will have the plans  and specifications of the hospital building completed  by Monday, when lenders will lie culled for. If Hie plans  are adopted the building will be a credit lo the lake  country.  Plans for the Xelson courthouse; can now  be seen nl the government ollice. Tenders for ils erection lire called for, to be opened on Wednesday, I In; :tlsl  instant.  A fire in Northport early e>n Monday  morning destroyed Hilton's saloon, the (iem re. Iain-nut,  the Itig'l.ciid Trading < 'ompany's siore, and Ihreo other  business houses.  Quite a number of prospeettors are going  into the .Salmon Hiver eoiinli-y. owing |o the reports of  rich placer ground being struck nn i he burs of .Salmon  river.  II. Marpole, siiperiiiLeiielent of the I'h-  cillc division of the Canadian I'aeilie, and master mechanic Johnson eif the same division were in Nelson on  .Sunday last. Mr. Marpole was of opinion Unit work  would cnmnieiiiM- on both Ihe Kevelstoke branch ami tne  .Xnl'lisp-SloiMin  road  within  a   inonlli.    He   was also of  opinion lluil lhe Crow's Nest Pass extension would nol  reach Kootenay lake through any pass other than lhe  one by way of Coat river, Hoi li gentlemen returned  north on .Sunday afternoon,  Fved Rice's hydraulic company at W;i-  iicU'hns bi-l ween sixly mid seventy men nn lhe p,-iy-rull.  W.  I). Middough. the Miiiiicnpolis'cap-  italist who is able and willing lo make large in vestments  iu the.Slocan eountry. arrived at N'elson on TueMlay.  coining iu by way of N'orthporl.  Hughes <t Hiesterer opened the Ter in n-  seh house yesierdiiy. ami expect to have il in full swing  wiihin a week.  Hiesterer efc.Ji/.inr. formerly in the brewing business ai New Westminster and Vancouver, will  begin the erection of a brewery at Nelson tomorrow, ll  will have; a capacity of iem gallons a day and he in opera-  lion in six weeks.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.  i*  Sealed lenders will be received by tlic'iindersigned up  lo noun of Wednesday. :ilsl May. ISO'A. I'or the. cons!rue-  lion of ii court house at. N'elson.  I'lans and specilications can be seen ill record olliee.  N'elson. X. 1-TI'/_-ST U HI! S..  Assistant Commissioner of Lands nnd Works.  ,1. WILLIAM COCKI.K.  I!. A. COCKLK.  COCKLE BROS.  Builders.  Down the Grand  Stairway,  KASLO.  3   FOR  Boats of Every Description Built to Order.  AND  A large and complete slock of the leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description  A largo and complete slock of  "WALL PAPER  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Koo tenay Lalce  Telephone.  SPEM and SUM  SUITINGS.  is ii good lime to buy real estate in Xelson, either for  speculation or in vestment, as Ihe prices asked are such  .is to allow the return of good interest- on lhe properly if  permanent -improvements are made or of a-handsome  prolil if purchased on speculation. Xelson has never  been'.boomed, and toelay is tho solidesl town in Kootenay.  a��1 P^(~\() willhuya .'.O-fnot  lot on   Kast Haker street  J>Xx-JXJ\J near corner. Josephine.   Term..:  SftOO cash.  balance in three and six months.  fXlO(~\(~}(~) will buy ;i ..ei-l'oot lot on K-ist Haker street.  ip^jXJXJKJ opposite Trciiiont hole!. Terms: ��.r>l)ll cash,  balance in three, six and nine months.  Ct2Qr.nO "ill ')��v ����� ..U-foot (  CpOUUU -street, terms: SIOi  six, nine and twelve months,  .iii-ncr lot on  Kast Haker,  1000 cash, balance in three.  ^Rid-RO wi" ,)l'y a :.0-foot  lot-on  l-.asl Hiikor street  <P^��*-fXJ 'Perms:   S2..II cash, balance in six nnil twevi.  months  _F_  JT.   SQTJIBE,  JX_I_____-C.__3:_A.__T_C   TAILOR,  has received his slock of Spring and Summer Suitings,  and is prepared to turn out suits as well made and  stylish iis any  Mere-haul Tailor in Canada.  Haker street (jusl west of lhe bridge), N'elson.  JAS.-Mcdonald &.co..  JOSEPHINE  STREET, NELSON,      - -     -      -  Carry full lines of all kinds of  Kurnituro for residences, hotels,  anil oilices.   Mattresses maele to  order, iinel at prices lower than  eastern anil coast manufacturer.-  TIIKY  AllIS ALSO _\G1*NTS  FOI.  Evans Pianos and  Doherty Organs  Cfc 1 fiP^O w'" u,,v il :*"-fool- corner lot on Wesl Hake  <P��\J'-JXJ street. Terms: $;.<io cash, balance in threi  and six mouths.    Cbf5r\r^ will huva ,''0-fool improved lot on West Hakei  *p\J\JKJ sti-uut. Terms: SM00 cash, balance in six ane..  twelve months.  _____  Ctjl *7P; -j-.~. Cfc��nn "'ill luiv the best residence  tpl I O UU -PUUU Il)ls ������ x.ison. Terms: One-  third cash, balance iu nine and eight ecu .months.  _A__E-,:i?:i__-_r to  John Houston & Co.  Cor. Baker and Josephine Streets, Nelson.  Double Dressed,  Single Dressed,  ap, Bustic,  Flooring, Laths, Shingles,  ALL    DIMENTIONS    OF    ROUGH.  W. .1.  WILSON.  w. i-ki'Ih:*-'.  WILSON  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies anel steamboats with fres- meats, and deliver same ill any mine  or landing in   the   Kootenay Lake country.  NELSON Office and Marlcet, 11 East Baker St:  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage  transfcrreel to anel   from the  railway depot and steam boat, lauding.'   Freight  hauled and job Learning done.   Stove  wood for sale.  Having  hough!  lhe slock  of  the Havii-s-Sayward Sawmill (.'ouipnny I am prepare!I to furnish builders  willi lumber of llie above) lines.  Special Rates to Building Contractors.  GEORGE H.  KEEFER,  Corner Lake and  Ward streels. Xelson.  WILSON & ".V_I.l__AM.S0X.  .PROPIUF.TOUS  .Ioiin M. Ki.ki-'ki..  .(AMI'S XV. __I.AU-.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  .lob teaming done.   .Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at. reasonable prices.  I.KAVK   OI.M.H.S    AT  J.   F.   Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street".   Nelson.  NELSON SHOE STORE  l-'re-sli arrival of goods for the spring I rude.  Two iiini'i- consigninonls on the road. We  intend keeping full Hints in Ladies', dents',  Misseis'. Voutlis'. (!irl'... Hoy's, and Children's,  in Hlack ami Tim colors. Dressing for Ladies'  shoes, shoe polish und brushes. All kinds of  laces, cork soles, elc, anel intend lo keep  adding.    ('iisImii   work   and   repairing done.  toe _F>_A_jRs:i_isr  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contracts taken for work al. all points in West, Koolenay  GEO.  N. TAYLOR,  AECHITEOT  AND SUPERINTENDENT.  I'lans. Spei-illcalious and   Detail   Drawings  l-'iirnished.  Ollice:   Josephine street, near Haker, Nelson. H.C.  MBECHAITTS.  ii  &Foeeries, Provisions, Hardware, Stoves, and Tinware.  Plumbing  and   Tin-Roofing a  Specialty.    Stocks  full   and   complete in every Department, and the Public will -fl|  to their advantage to inspect Goods and compare Prices. ]  John A. Turner, Manager.       East Vernon Street, Nelscf  ZETIROJN-T  ST-RIE-ET,  kjlslo.  ng, Dry Goods,'Boots, Shoes, fpoeorios, Hardware, Iron and Sti  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  Shelf and  Heavy Hardware,  Stoves, Ranges, Tinware.  Coal, Iron, Glass,  Powder, Fuse, Caps,  Steel, Nails, Paints, Oils.  bermen  FRONT   STREET,   KASLO,   _B. Gl  Stoci  >  RT_M_nair*__Tr7Tj {__]  �����i_____f,;H.^_g I   J  oeb_r>  Bag  m  m  m&  _sa��  mm.  1.SSS  JMBHil  fc_fVJ__'*___-__s__'*- _j-*y-  Pack Trains are now running from LARDO on KOOTENAY  LAKE to SELKIRK on TROUT LAKE, and in a short time  will be-running from LARDO to HOUSER or UPPER KOOTENAY LAKE. Shortest and best routes to both LAKES.  SADDLE  HORSES FOR  HIRE.  APPLY   TO  LAEDO   TBAISTSPOBTATIOIT  LARDO.   KOOTEISTAT   LA___Z_E-   _B. O.  c  _R_E^__X3 I  _R_HI__A_J  LANGT0N W. TODD  AECHITEOT  AND  GENERAL  DRAUGHTSMAN.  .'iiiiifiirl. nnil iirlislic lilliicl. ninu .mined.  Hiiil(li'i-s'(|iiii!itili(,-.s iiinilir mil.  l-'i-niil. sli-ucl. Kuslo Cily, Koiilcniiv, M.C  FOR  RENT.  'riiiMinili-i^iKiii-il will i-imiI, Hit: iliiiinK-1'"1" "f "' 'I''"*  liiiinl linli-I In i-r. iioiisililc ii.-ifli��.s.  J.IAI.OM-: & Ti:i.<iii.i,i;s.  Ni'l.-ion. H. <'. .Mmv Illll, ISO'A.  MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS.  A Ki'ii'-l'iil liHM-liliK of Lini si,.ii*i!liiililcis ul' Iho N'lilson  Kli-rlrii; J-if-Clit- (-oiii|i:iliy. I.imilt:il. will III! It(.1(1 al  llie nfllre of llie cottipiLiiy, in .1. l-'reil lliiino & Co.'s  slnrc, N'elfdii. Ilrilisli f'(iliiliiliin. un \\'(-(Iiii.-sility, Mn.V  ITlli, ISO'A. nl 2 iiVliicU p. in., foi- I In: pnfj.osf of vol iiiK l-lio  ilii-i-cliir.. Hie |ii)U-(-i- Id ntisi; iiiiiney In eiiiniileli; (lid worku  nnil fur tin; Iriuisiiel inn uf ntlier lmsine....  OEOIHIE A. HKJKI.OW,  Siicrelitrv nnil It'oiisiiror.  Xi-lsnii, It. ('.. April-.'--Hi, ISIKt.  Dealers in Musical Goods of all kinds, Newspapers, Magazines, and Novels.  Staple and Fane/ Stationery, etc.  Intending purchasers of Pianos, Organs, or Sewing Machines will find it to  their advantage to write us or give us a call. We represent the best  makers only and guarantee satisfaction on good terms.  TTJ_CsTI__q-G-   JX3ST3D   _R_E_E3-A_I_RIlsr(3-  A   SPEOIALTT".  No. 2 Houston block, Baker street, Nelson. R. STRATHERN, Agent at  and others engaged in rough work  buy everything they may need in ||||j  clothing line to better advantage frill*  Gilker & Wells, at Nelson, than anywhll  else in all the Kootenay Lake Counfe9W  Postofiice Store, East Baker street  mm  mm  -.._Y9  '_M  wr_4.3  ��ISOX&^s  .i <"     ���������-���i  ii'-*-  ___���- -      ���*  J."-,_r:'._-if.1.-i*'-  '������s ,..-|i,',  1>I  f-1 ii  ���       -   _L II.,. ���  :;.���*_;&."���?;  _->���*"    f   I___*<-���-'   s_-  %W"K '���'���."iJ"  I* _-i    i-ft-iU'-V*!

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