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 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,  '���"���^rovihp,:.w y :.G{ob 9.J.  y*>.*%zz  R28.Ub4   *+}}  " -J.'  0.  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps  and   Towns   in   Koote-   ���  nay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  SECOND  YEAR.-NO.  29  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, APRIL 21,   1894.  ONE  DOLLAR A .YEAR.  NEW   DENVER   NEWS.  Mining and Other Operations in the Different  Sections of Slocan District.  iVuw Dioxvkk. April 11 th.  JNIanii Brothers are making a hard fight  against'time' to have 1.000 tons of Slocan  ore at Three Forks before the road breaks  up entirely. They are shipping about 1(5  tons a day tit present from the mine,  and the ore in the warehouse tit Three  Forks now amounts to over S00 tons.  N. F.- MeNaught is only waiting till the  snow goes oil' the lower ground to start in  construction on a wagon road to tho  Grady group. The road will run to the  foot of the hill where it will connect with  ;i tramway oil which construction is already under way.  The arrangements for the mail service  to New Denver at present are conspicuous  by their absence. The mail drops in anytime and goes out again within an .hour  of its coming in. And .the. Kaslo. Trans-  ���portation Company are iu. doubt, whether  the inspector wants a mail to be delivered  in Sew Denver at all or not, or whether  they will be paid for their work in bringing it. How long is West Kootenay Lo  continue to suffer from the incompetence  of the post oilice authorities?  The benefits of a wagon road are tersely  shown by the following list: Dried fruits,  breakfast bacon, ham, stilt bacon, beans,  'Oatmeal, connneal, tea, coffee, sugar, rice,  and flour arc till from Scents to li cents a  pound cheaper than last spring. Canned  goods and coal oil are $2 a case cheaper.  Better transportation and,. competition  are responsible for the change,^ More remains to be done in the same direction  aud then New Denver will take its proper  position as a supply point for the Slocan  country. The merchants of New Denver  are selling out their stocks at sleigh-road  prices.  It is reported here on-'good authority"  that the government will go to work on  the wagon road as soon as the New  Denver wharf is completed; and that a  bridge will be put in over the canyon, and  the road graded to its terminus at one.  The Inland Construction 6c Development  Company warned'.'."merchants-" to have  nothing to do'with its own time checks.  The ban k of B. C. closed down on the company until its bill was through the legislature and for a few weeks the condition  of that worshipful company was little  better off than that of "other finahciti P  magnates in West Kootenay. The bridge  contractors and workmen have never i e-  ceived a cent of pay since they started in  work. Now everything is lovely agti.n  and tracklaying will be begun whenever  the boats start running.  The first arrival from the outside to  settle in business here was Mr. Paddock, a  jeweller and watchmaker; he will shortly  build himself a store.  substitute for gunpowder. With cartridges made from it, rifle shots were lired  from a short distance and penetrated several thicknesses of sheet iron as they  would go ''through a. sheet of paper.  The inventors, first of all, manufactured  some of the new explosive before the witnesses of the trial. The substance was  then .dried in the sun, and afterwards  ground in tt coffee mill and pounded with  a, pestle .and -.mortar without exploding.  Fire, and lire alone, seems to set in operation its prodigious activity. For this reason it is claimed that it is I'ar safer to use  than any of the 'many kinds of dynamite.  Photographed Women.  At a  recent entertainment for women  in New Vork, the  programme concluded  with   a   procession    of    women ��� young  and  beautiful���whose photographs were  thrownupbyamngiclantern. Thepictures  were finely taken, and, when  thrown  up  the camera over life-size, every detail was  so forcible that it seemed as if the canvas  could hardly  restrain  creatures  instinct  with life.    Vet there was a certain sense  of disappointment in the presentation of  native beauty.    The lack of sense of pose,  which would not be missed  in  a  cabinet  photograph,   was   painly  apparent   in a  photograph of heroic size.    Without exception, the women looked as if they were  ready for a tableau or had surrendered to  the artifices of   the   professional   photographer,  whose  touch at head, hand,or  gown had just been  withdrawn.    Almost  all  the   photographs were  an   effort . to  reproduce the casual or incidental.    They  were reading, looking at something, had  bundles of flowers, examining their costumes in a triple, mirror, poised, between'  draperies, smiling at their own reflections,  laughing to.'show their  teeth.    All these  were  less agreeable when enlarged than  those who plainly wore the look of being  photogra phed.    Two women only carry to  the point of an. art.the ability to be photographed.    These   are   Mary  Anderson  and  Sarah ���Bernhardt.   The  princess'' of  Wales, on the other hand, plainly attudi-  nized,  makes   the   most   successful ������photograph.  AN , ENGINEER'S   EXPERIENCE.  CODES   RIGID   AS   IRON.  A Pretty Good Shipment.  Fifty-three carloads of ore from one  mine in Trail Creek district left Spokane  one day last week for the Taeoma smelter.  The ore was from the Le Roi mine and  -will give returns of $50 a ton in gold. Although'the'shipment will iiot be looked  on as a large on, by-milling men acquainted  with the output of mines fully developed,  it must be admitted that it indicates that  the mines of southern Kootenay are even  now more than prospects. The mine from  ���which the ore was shipped may yet prove  to be able to make an output of fifty-three  carloads a day, and instead of being shipped to Taeoma'for -treatment, it will be  treated within the district.  Machinery for the Silver King.  An engine, boiler, air compressor,.power.,  drill, ore crusher, and a diamond drill  me expected to arrive over the Canadian  Pacific next week from Chicago for the  Hall Mines, Limited. All the machinery  except the diamond drill will be placed on  the Silver King; the diamond drill will  first be used on the Kootenay Bonanza.  The company has got returns from the  '10-ton shipment of second-class ore sent  to Denver, but returns have not yet been  received from the shipment made to  Swansea. The Denver shipment went 00-  odd ounces silver and 11  per cent copper.  An Ainsworth Company that Means Business.  The majiager of the Kootenay Mining 6c  Development Company- writes to Thk  Tkuh'NK from Minneapolis, Minnesota,  under date of April I-ith: "Mr. Wood  lias just received from our mines at Ainsworth samples of ore from the face of the  workings, and we have had thesaine carefully assayed, the returns showing $11 in  gold, $2-1.50 silver, and 50 per cent lead a  ton. As soon as snow is off the ground  development work will be pushed. Our  company is negotiating for smelting  works to be erected near the mines."  Hydraulic Plant Purchased.  C. Kleinschmidt and M. Roster are in  Nelson awaiting the time when they can  begin hydraulic operations on Salmon  river. The company which they represent has purchased a complete plant, and  it will be taken to the ground as soon as a  road can be made from Salmon station,  on the Nelson it FortSheppard, a distance  of fourteen miles.  Safer than Dynamite.  A public trial of the new explosive,  schnebelite, is said to have produced some  remarkable results. It is named after the  inventors, the brothers Schnebelin. Curiously enough, one of them is a priest, the  other being an ofliceriu the French army.  It is said that schnebelite is tin  excellent  The Delegates Repcrt.  The delegation that went from Kaslo to  Victoria in the interest of Kaslo 6c Slocan  rail way made a report at a public meeting  at Kaslo on Wednesday night.' Mayor  Kane said that the government had. assented to the requests of the delegates  after demur. G. Cv Buchanan rerorted���'���  that the policy of the. government was to  divert traffic, as far as practicable, to the  Canadian Pacific, but that it could not refuse requests as just as that of the dele-  rrates. All said that they had assurances  f on) Alex Ewen that the financial part of  the business had been arranged, and that  the road would be built at once. After  the delegates had made their little  speeches, a resolution was passed favoring the establishment of a Canadian mint  and the purchase of the.product of Canadian mines by the government, the mint  t) be established at Kaslo. ..Air. Clymo of  the sampling works then explained a  ���smelter proposition, and a committe was  appointed to consider the matter and report on Monday next.  Is Not a Mountain Road.  The government and its supporters and  its organs, in their efforts to bolster up  the Nakusp 6c Slocan deal, all claim that  $17,500 a mile is the very lowest that a  mountain railway can be built for! It  happens, however, that the Nakusp it Slocan road is not a mountain road. All the  "mountains" are avoided by curves and  all the rock-work by grasshopper trestles.  Anyway, the road cannot be a mountain  one, fordid not engineer Duchesnay estimate the cost of eleven of its thirty-seven  miles at $90(58 a mile. Who ever heard of  a-mountain road being built for so small  a sum per mile?  Putting in Another Sawmill.  The Nelson Sawmill Company is making preparations to put in a portable sawmill on Toad mountain, at the forks of  the wagon road about a mile and it half  from the Silver King mine. Nearly all  tiie plant is already on the ground, and  saws have been ordered from Brantford,  Ontario. The Hall Mines, Limited, require lumber and timber for proposed new  buildings, and the manager litis already  placed enough orders to justify the sawmill company in starting up. The snow  is yet five feet deep at the mill-site.  He   Has   Killed   Twenty-Two   Persons,  but is  Regarded as a Safe Man.  Lafayette Truman, engineer of the Frie  train  that ran   into the Eastern  Illinois  train, lias killed twenty-two men, but in  no case was he  to  blame,  and   in  every  case he has been  exonerated by the jury.  Most of  these  killings  were at  railroad  crossings and in  other similar accidents  where the engineer could not be held responsible.    He is only a young man, but  two experiences of his show him  to be  possessed of marvelous presence of mind.  In October,  lb'00, he was  engineer of a  train that was dashing through  burning  forests  near Lima, Ohio, at the rate of-  sixty miles an hour.   That night the sky-  was concealed by black storm clouds, and  before the burning district wasc reached  the  darkness   from   the  window of the  cars seemed  impenetrable.    Then as the  train    proceeded,    the   horizon   became  hazily red. As the train sped on nearer,  the blood red clouds appeared to be  tumbling tibout tumultuously, as if it  were a sea of fire buffeted by angry  winds. At length the train seemingly  plunged into the heart of this forest of  fire.  There was a straight stretch of track  continuing for seven miles. As the train  dashed along, the fire sprang up in sheets  from crackling falling trees on either side,  and above wasa.canopy of shifting, eddying red smoke. Down the track, beyond  the reach of the headlight, there was only  a red blur. A bridge spanning a. tleep  river was ahead somewhere. Suddenly,  immediately-;, in front, Truman saw a  shower of big sparks fly upward. In an  instant he was reversing his engine, and  the train was brought to a standstill just  on the edge of the river. It had flashed  over him when- he saw the -sparks that  the bridge was burning, and that a spar had  fallen, sending up as it went down a  shower of light. He saved the train and  the lives of three hundred passengers.  There is not one engineer in a thousand  who would have arrived at the conclusion  so quickly that the additional transitory light was from the bridge burning.  They would have supposed it was an inconsequential "part of the phenomena  and plunged on to destruction.  The other incident, while not sur-  j'oun.ded by_'thje, popu 1 ar . herolike. .aspect  lent by the forest fire and the run through  it, was no less heroic and showed a far  greater presence of mind. This was in  Ohio, too, near Hepburn. His train this  time was running at about the same rate,  sixty miles an hour, when the rods on  each side of the engine broke, instantly  killing the fireman and wrecking the cab.  Truman, to save himself, jumped back on  to the tender. And there he was isolated,  as it were, the broken rods flying madly  and beating deafeningly, and it was impossible for him to reach an airbrake with  the train going at that speed. He is only  a young man, but he did something then  that many old engineers would never  have thought of. He got out his pocket-  knife and cut the hose, thereby'.applying  the automatic brake, and succeeded in  stopping the traiu.  Mr. Truman is one of the safest engineers in the country to ride behind.  Why   Women  are  at  Least  as   Honorable  as  Men.  Lady Constance Lytton lays down two  propositions which will be received, we  think, by her own sex with something of  surprise. She says women have no code  of honor, and therefore when they are  not dishonorable, are more deserving of  honor, because no external pressure compels them, but only their goodness. Except on one rather restricted point, we  may venture to doubt whether either proposition is well founded.  "We fancy women are at least as honorable as men, and that they tire kept honorable by a code as strict as that which  presses upon- the other sex.   This is cer-  Polling Places.  The designation of polling places in  West Kootenay should not be left entirely  ��� to the judgment of an official like the  present government agent, whose judgment is generally at fault. Polling places  iu the south riding should be established  at Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Balfour,  and at either Maryvilleor Davie on Kootenay lake; at Nelson, Fredcricton,  Salmon, and Waneta, in Nelson mining  division; and at Watson, Three Forks,  New Denver, and Silverton, in the Slocan  country.           The Government Candidate.  The government candidate in the north  riding of West Kootenay is not likely to  be either Mr. Keilie, or Mr. Haskins, or  Mr. Brown, but, instead, is likely to be  Mr. Ilowson. The opposition candidate  will be Mr. McDougall of Nakusp���a sure  winner.  Court of Revision.  The court of revision on the voters' list  will be held at Nelson on Monday, .June  I lth,  and  not on June   lth  as first announced.  Answers to Inquiries.  Mon.mccii. Montana, April 5th, 1894.  To tiik Knrrok or Tiik TitiiiuNK: Please inform nie  if there is a wagon road from Spokane, Washington, to  Nelson, or to any other place in the Kootenay country:  also, tiie duty on a team or pack and saddle horses,  and on harness, saddles, wagons, and settlers' effects?  OSOAIt PKTERSON.  There is a fairly good wagon road from  Spokane to North port, Washington, and  a passable one from Northport up Sheep  creek to the mines iu Trail Creek district,  British Columbia. But from Northport  to Nelson the road is one over which it  would be difficult to drive a team, even if  a crossing of the Bend d'Oreille river could  be made tit Waneta. The duty on horses  is 20 per cent of their value, in addition  to a veterinary fee of $3 per animal. The  ciuty on wagons is: On wagons valued at  $50 and under, $10 each and 20 per cent;  valued at $50 and up to $100, $15 each and  20 per cent; valued at $100 and over, 8~)  percent. The duty on saddles and harness is 8~> per cent.    Settler's effects, free.  Sultan Citv, Washington, April loth, iSfll.  To tub Kiirrou or Tiik Tuimcvk: I'leasoinform me  as to where 1 can obtain the hind and milling laws of  Hritish Columbia iu pamphlet form. I intend tonuing a  company of four or live prospectors to prospect, for mineral in British Columbia this season, and wish to inform  myself us to your mining laws and regulations.  O. II. STIOIC.VKV.  Write to the Provincial Secretary, Victoria, 13. C.    Mo.s'.wtcii, Montana, April 2nd. I.SIll.  To tiik I'lni'i'OH ok  Tiik  Tuiiu'M):    Kindly inform  mens to whether there is a wngon road from Montana to  theOkanagon district in Hiitisli Columbia, and if there is  one from the Okaimgon district to Xelson?  WILLIAM Cl'X.V.  There is a wagon road from Montana to  Okanagoii district, but none from Okan-  agon district to Nelson.  tainly true and is, we fancy, admitted by  lady Constance  Lytton to be true as regards the weightier matters of the law.  Upon their own especial  point of honor  women are admitted  to  be better  than  men, and they are kept so, not only  by  the teaching of ages and of religion,   but  by a code supported by both sexes which  .presses upon them  in  many cases  with  even frightful severity.    They are never  forgiven by their own sex for a. breach of  .their cardinal law, and the apparent'forgiveness in occasional cases of the other is  deeply flavored with contempt.   If they  yield again to temptation  which should  be stronger with  them   than  with  men,  the temptation to relieve  nervous suffering by drink, they are denounced with a  bitterness hardly expended on any vice,  and almost inexplicable, except upon the  theory that men  always associate drink  in Women with unchastity, a belief which  seems to have descended through till ages.  The code in this case has been as rigid as  iron, and except in the  lowest classes of  .the northern races, it has done its work  so    perfectly    that    over-indulgence   in  drinking   may   be   said   throughout  the  world, outside Polynesia, to be a purely  masculine vice.  As regards all forms of pecuniary temptation, except one, the writer would certainly say that ���women, are greatly more  honorable than men.    It may be only an  individual experience, but he has  found  them   much   reluctant   to   borrow;   and  when  they  have  borrowed, 'much' more  rigid, though not, it is  true, more punctual   in   replying.     The   trusteeship   of  2000 years has, in fact, drilled them into  iiu-appreciation  of-the duty of paying,  which the opposite sex can hardly be said  to possess,   the absolutely upright man  usually displaying his uprightness by an  abstinence even from requests for loans.  The  woman who is lax in pecuniary affairs  is almost invariably   without  any  principle at all.    In   this case,   too,  the  code  presses   sharply,   the   woma.ii   who  borrows and  pays  not agaimbeing held  by   her  sisters   to  be an  offender  with  whom it is safest to have as little  intercourse as possible.    The single exception  is   gaming.   The   writer   never   knew  a  female.gamester, but he cannot resist the  universal testimony that where she exists  at all,-the woman who games is less likely  to pay up  than  the  man ; and  that  the  opinion of her own sex,  though  it would  not condone the offense, -would be far less  hard than the judgment of ineu on men  for the same delinquency.    The woman in  fact cannot be reasoned out of a conviction that a game is a game and nothing  else, and that non-payment is   rather   a  breach of .local conventions .than of laws  without which society could not continue  to exist.   She does not see as a man does,  the treachery involved in failing to pay a  bet, and, therefore, regarding it as a trifle  is trivial in her judgment of its turpitude.  In the great majority of grave cases, however, women are at least as honorable as  men, and  help with all their   hearts   to  maintain a much severer code.  and Nattier.    We are to come back to the  paniers; materials are to be transparent,  colors   are   to  be  light,    plenty  of luce,  plenty of guipure, and.  above till, plenty  of essentially Parisian  frou-frou.    Tt) use  the   words of Worth,  '"Woman   is once  again to become woman, and fashion is to  find its task in giving emphasis to feminine    form    instead   of    concealing    it.  Masculine modes tire  to  be abandoned."  This is the outcome of the lou^ delay that  has occurred in the appearance o1.' the new  fashion.   The   decision   meets  with  universal     approbation,      for     the      Louis  Quin/e style is,   perhaps,   the most   luxurious    of    all,     and     necessitates    no  end of jewelry and trimmings of   every  fashion and kind, till of which will lielp'fo  revive trade.    The Louis Quiir/.e period is,  taking   it   till   together, the   most   truly  French.   There is a frivolity, a coquetry,  a caprice, and a dainty grace in this mode  which   is to be  found   in   no   other.    Of  course it will moan a heavy increase of our  millinery bills: but that  is, after all, the  i.ff.iir of our husbands, who ought  to  be  charmed to pay for the privilege of  having our attractionsenhanced and  set oil".  "Whether the new  mode will affect the  moral tone of  Paris  remains to be seen.  I myself ha ve my doubt:; on  the subject.  It is certain that we tire influenced by our  apparel, and that a< woman severely and  simply arrayed in a  tailor-made-gown  is  far less dispossd  to commit indiscretions  than when arrayed iu a ficticious cloud ol"  lace and ribbon, with powdered', hair'and  patches."   NEWS   PERSONALITIES.  VERMONT   CREEK   MINES.  Being Made as Good as New.  Thestcanier Nelson is getting a thorough  overhauling, and when again in commission she will be the pride of her owners  and her crew. The dome of the boiler has  been rebuilt, and the boiler itself is being  put in better condition than when first  turned out of the shops. While the boiler  is of the best Scotch steel, it was badly  riveted, and the government inspector  who passed it is deserving of censure if  not dismissal. The cabins will be repainted, and the floor of the forward one  carpeted with inlaid-wood matting. The  width of the pilot-house has also been  considerably reduced. The work will not  be finished much under two weeks.  Our Sentiments.  AVriters in newspapers never tire of  telling us that men are eschewing matrimony, because girls spend so much on  their clothes, and because men are really  so comfortable outside of matrimony that  they do. not see why they should enter  the fold. Those who express these sentiments are not familiar with life. There  is no more miserable being on earth than  tin old bachelor who has uot some engrossing pursuit which may take the place of  home, wife, ami children. Most old bachelors become curmudgeons, who tire in  every one's way. and in their own most  of all. Everybody hates them and they  hate everybody. They generally realize  the mistake they made, and never cease to  grind their teeth when they think of it;  they foresee that their ultimate destiny  is to marry their cook, or to be tended iii  illness and old age by a hired servant who  despises and robs him. Fvery man who  crosses the dividing line between young  manhood ami middle age has some friend  who points this out to him, and the kindly  seed rarely falls on barren ground. The  hint is more likely to take effect as bachelors observe that the longer a man waits,  the more limited his choice in the wife  market,    lie  who   could  at  thirty  have  chosen    from    flower-gardens   of   girls   plump, blushing, and young���is often compelled to put up, tit forty, with a scraggy  spinster with elbows. What better could  he expect?        To be a Complete Change of Fashion.  There is to be a- complete change of  fashion. We have done with I.S.'10and are  back again in the Louis Qiiin/.c epoch.  The balloon sleeves, the fioiniced skirt, the  brimmed hat. with feather tufts, are from  today obsolete, and the painters whom  the designers are now studying at the  Louvre are Boucher,   Watt can,   Lauercf,  President Diaz of Mexico is low of stature, has a small head, retreating forehead, short crisp hair, high cheek-bones,  and sallow face. His manner, however,  is fascination itself.  The Rev. Dr. Joseph Parker, of London,  is credited with a rather clever remark.  The three present-day euphemisms for  the "world," the "Mesh,"' and the "devil."  he said are "society," "environment," and  "tendency."  Prince Oscar, second son of king Oscar  of Sweden, who, a iew years ago, renounced his rights to the throne in consequence of his marriage to Miss hJbba  Munck, lady-in-waiting to his mother, is  about to enter the Sweedish parliament  as a simple member.  Since his retirement, Mr. Gladstone has  received many hundreds of tributes from  admirers all over the United Kingdom,  and gifts arc still pouring in. He litis, received several dozen 'walking-canes and  umbrellas, a handsome'"'arm-chair, and  many more pretentious presents.  >'������ In society, lord Rosebery is very popular. His ,..manner is very natural. His  smallness of stature is carried off by good  looks and a certain dignity which is a  curious contrast to his good-humored bonhomie, for Hosebery is more of a humorist  than a wit. and his clean-shaveil face,  coupled with a stolid visage, makes his  little 'quips.quite irresistible.  One day at the Arts Club, after going  from room to room in the vain hope of  finding a clear 'atmosphere to write in.  Swinburne, the poet, delivered himself of  the following: "James the First was a  knave, a .tyrant, a fool, a liar, a coward.  But I love him, I worship him, because he  slit thethroatof that blackguard Raleigh,  who invented,this filthy smoking."  The German chancellor, Caprivi, is of  Italian .origin; count Taalfe, the ex-Austrian premier, is of Irish origin; Brousart,  the war'minister of Prussia, is of French  Huguenot race; the O'Donnells in Spain  are obviously not of Spanish extraction;,  and general Pelloux, the lit to Italian minister of war, as well a.s baron Blanc, the  present minister of foreign a (fairs in Italy,  are of French origin.  The hearing of emperor William of Germany is impaired by the huge wads of  cotton wool with Which he is forced to  pack his ears. They do not constitute the  most agreeable or comely feature of this  physically-afflicted monarch, and one of  the most cutting remarks concern ing them  was that made by prince Bismarck when  he sarcastically remarked that he was  glad, on the whole, "not to possess the  ear" of his sovereign.  When professor Garner planned his expedition to Africa in search of the language of the great apes, he hoped to take  with him a letter of introduction to ft  savage negro chieftain, in the form ol' it  phonograph message in the chief's own  language, from K. J. Glare, Stanley's  young lieutenant. As Glavc's voice is  well known to the chieftain, the message  would doubtless have been effective; but  Garner failed to receive the phonograph  before leaving Hngland.  Daniel of Virginia, perhaps, the handsomest man in the I'nited States senate,  has a patrician faccaud clear-cut- features  that remind one of Booth. PelTer of Kansas, the most, striking iu appearance, is as  tall as a telegraph pole and his whiskers  grow to tin unnatural length beneath a  small, narrow head. Dolph of Oregon  and Stewart of Nevada both line-looking  men, with white hair and beards of the  stime color, are strikingly similiar in appearance. ' Bricc of Ohio is small and  dark. Blackburn of Kentucky is a man  of fine appearance, aud so is Wolcolt of  Colorado.  "Brick" Poineroy was the discoverer of  ���'Peck's Bad Boy," now governor George  W. Peck of Wisconsin, lie says: "I was  publishing my Democrat tit La Crosse.  Wisconsin, before the war. when I noticed,  in an obscure country newspaper, some  extremely clever paragraphs. I learned  that Peck wrote them, and I wrote to him  offering him twenty-live dollars a week to  work for me. The next day I got this  telegram: '.Mark .M. Pomeroy, La Crosse:  I accept your oiler quicker than  For heaven's sake don't withdraw it.'"  An   East   Kootenay   Mine   Owner  Recognizes  the Power of the Press.  G'oi.niox, April 5th.  To   tiik  Fditow   ok Tin-: Titum-VB:   I  htivc taken your paper for some time, and  read with much interest the items regarding the development and progress in general   throughout  your country.    I  fully  appreciate the great  value a  paper like  yours must be . to a  mining district, and  very much regret that we have no such  medium through which  to  make  known  the work that is going on here.    In  com-  ptirison to the amount of mining going on  in your district, we are doing but little;  though when you realize thatyou have probably a hundred prospectors to our one,  it gives us courage enough to look forward  I'or a  prosperous future.    I   believe that  were the same amount of energetic prospecting done on this side, it would  be rewarded with equally as good results.    To  show what some of the possibilities of this  district  are  in shipping   ore, I   will cite  what has been done by the Vermont Creek  group of mine.-', of which I am one of  the  discoverers and owners.  Being only prospectors, tumble to work  except iu a small way, relying wholly on  the ore to pay expenses,: we have made  slow progress; yet what we have done is  sufficient.to prove that we have some good  properties, and that they can be worked  at a profit. Previous to this year we have  shipped throe carloads of galena ore that,  gave a return of 100 ounces silver and 03  per cent lead on an average: one lot running 115 ounces silver si nd 00 per cent lead.  Although at the time the mines were only  reached by pack trail, and the cost of  packing the ore to the steamboat lauding  wtis about $10 a ton, still we realized a  fair profit.  This year, through the assistance of the  government, a good sleigh road has been  constructed from a point on the Columbia  river about twenty-five' "miles ������south of  Golden through the heartof thoMcMurdo  mining district and into Vermont creek.  This road will greatly aid mining operations in that pare of Fast Kootenay. as  can be seen by the fact that it litis enabled  us to continue operations, notwithstanding the Call in the value of silver. This  year we have taken out 100 tons of ore,  which litis been hauled to. the steamer  hindingover tliesleighrotid. TheOreis.no'w  awaiting the opening of navigation,'.when  it will, be taken to Golden by captain F.  P. Armstrong, who will make a .-..special  trip with the steamer llyak and barges,  the hitter built especially for the ore  traffic on the Columbia river. This lot of  ore" is of the.same quality as was shipped  before, and will probably run tibout 100  ounces silver and (50 per cent load.  Although I have only mentioned our  own mines, in our immediate neighborhood there are several line yalena proijer-  ties. and. better still, gold ledges. thatliad  their c'roppings been in your district they  would not have been lying undisturbed  until'now. F." M. Wiiu.s.  Is  Hints for Credit Givers,  he-married or single?  Does he gamble or speculate?  Satisfy yourself in regard-to the habits  of his private life.  Is he "extravagant or disposed to live up  to or'beyond his means?  Is he prompt in settlement, and how  does ho stand in his own trade?  Record and standing a.s a man and merchant should' also be. considered and  thoroughly investigated.'  Ascertain if there is anything which  would lead him to spend more money  than his business can afford.  litis he ever failed? And, if he has,  under what) circumstances a net what was  the character of the settlement, if any?  If you can gi ve a hint or clue to your  commercial agency, don't fail to.do it. It  often opens up new developments, which  the creditor may be seeking to hide.  The amount of credit given should be  governed primarily by the amount of  capital inve-tcd iu the business for which  ( he credit, is soughtand by the outside resources of the person or persons conducting the same, providing of course, that,  such outside resources tire iu the inline or  names of the party or parties in interest.  What Is Meant by Seigniorage.  The following- definition of the word  seigniorage, a> given in the Century Dictionary, is of interest: Seigniorage���something claimed by the sovereign or by a  superior ,as a prerogative of the crown,  whereby it claimed a percentage upon  bullion brought to the mint to be coined  or to be. exchanged I'or coin: the difference between the cost of a mass of bullion  and the face value of the pieces coined  from it." The dictionary follows the definition with tho following quotation from  John Stuart .Mill: "If government., however, throws the expense of coinage, tis is  reasonable, upon the holders, by making  a charge to cover the expense (which is  done by giving back rather less in coin  than is received in bullion, and is called  "levying a seigniorage'), the coin will rise  to t lie extent of t he seigniorage above the  value of t he bullion."  Likely to take Place In July.  The   Vancouver   World,  a   paper   that  has   the  ear of   premier   Davie,   says the  provincial election will   be  held   in  July.  K  h  In I he meant ime. ever  east a vote   intelligent I  proceedings of the hist  lative assembly, then go  to  tin; polls ami  deposit ti ballot "'agin' t he government."  Jul.  voter  who  would  \y should   read   t he  session of ( he legis-  % THE  TRIBUNE:   KELSON, B. C.,,SATURDAY, APRIL  21,  1894.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  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DTjaBAU.  .A1.I1.���Physician  and  Surgeon,   Rooms H  ���   and  I   Houston  block.  Net-on.   Telephone  12.  LH. HARR1PUN, H. A.��� li.iiTi-lcr ami Attorney al  ��� Law (of the province of New Hruiiswick), Conveyancer, Notarv Public, Coinniis-ioiier torlaking Allidavit-  for u-c in the Court- of Hritish Columbia, etc. Ollicc---  Ward Mreol. between liakoi'and Vernon, Nel-on, B.C.  ��he ��rilnme+  SATURDAY MORNING \PRIL21, IS)I  For Member of the Legi-lative A���cinbly for the South  Hiding of West, Kootenay DiMricl,  JOHN   FREDERICK   HUME.  PLATFORM  OF  PRINCIPLES.  .Mioi'TKH nv pi:i,i:c:ati:s in convi:ntio.\ on tim: inn  OK AI'UII.,  IStli.  "Whereas, lhe men that upbuilt the Dominion of Canada  were not, of one nativity, and if a healthy patriotic  sonLiinoiil is lo pre\.u;, and only by the growth of  such a sentiment can Canada take a place among English-speaking nation-. Hit: responsibilities ol go\ eminent  iini-1 he entru.-ted to men of known capacity, and not to  men who bv accident of birth imagine themselves nilcr.-  bv Divine right.   Therefore, be it re-olved-  "Fir-t. That we hold as reprehensible I lie practice of  appointing non-re-ident- to olllcial po-itions in interior  district.-, and wo maintain that all otlice-, where practicable, .should be tilled by residents of the di-trict wherein  the olllcial perform- duty.  Second. .Special and private legi-lation not only consume.-, too great a part ol the time that should be devoted  to tho consideration of public inca-iires. hut it load- to  practices that tend to le���en confidence in lhe integrity  of the lcgi-lalive n-.-cnibly, and i.hrougli it an insidious  poi-on i- di-'-cminated Hint in time will lind its way  ihrougliout the whole organism of the body politic;  therefore. Wo favor the enactment of general laws that  will reduce to a. minimum special legislation and do  away with private legislation al together.  Third. The interests of the province wore not  safe-guarded in the agreement between the government  and the Xakusp & Slocan Railway Company, and the  policy of the government in pledging the credit of the  province, in order that .speculative companies may profit  thereby, is to bo condemned.  Fourth. After making provision for Lhe payment of  the running expenses of the government, expenditures,  should be confined solely to the building and betterment  of wagon roads and other works that are, for the free use  and benefit of the public-at-large. leaving to private enterprise the construction and operation of railways and  all oilier undertakings for the use of which the public  are required to pay.  Fifth. The speedy adjustment of the .'differences between the province And the Dominion, to the end that  the land within the railway belt along the Canadian  1'aeilie railway bo thrown open to settlement under the  land laws of tiie province: the amendment, of the hand  Act so that it will be an.-equitable contract between  the province and the settlor, eliminating all discretionary,  powers of the chief commissioner of lands and works:  also amending it so as to permit the outright purchase .of  smnll tracts in nil unsurveyed mountainous districts.  Sixth. The timber lauds of the province should be  held in trust for the future needs of its 'people, and not  handed over, under long leases, lo speculative mill owners as a saleable asset.  .Seventh. The development of the.mining industry  should not be hampered by legislation that makes the  procurement of title to surface rights impossible: that  levies unequal taxation on working miners: and that  makes it ditiieult to compel delinquent co-owners to pay  their share of assessment.work: therefore, we favor the  repeal of sections S and I'u of the Mineral Act and a  revision of the sections relating to milling partnerships.  Eighth. The passage of an act whereby water rights  for any specilic purpose may be obtained as readily as  such rights are now obtained'for mining purposes under  the provisions of the Mineral Act.  Ninth. The establishment of a land registry for ICootenay district.  Tenth. The holding in Kootenay district of terms of  the county court at short intervals; extending the  power to issue capias to registrars of county courts in  districts in which there are no resident judges; and the  passage of an act that will allow the collection of small  debts in courts composed of justices of the peace.  Eleventh. The extortions to which laborers on railway  construction and other works are compelled to,submit,  through the issuance of time-cheeks, is alike discreditable to the men who profit by such practices and to the  government that makes no ell'ort to rendersueh practices  impossible. The issuance of non-negotiable time-checks  should be made a punishable offence, and the issuance of  negotiable time-checks should only be allowable under a  law chat'would safeguard the rights of the party to whom  they are issued.  Twelfth. Contractors and sub-contractors on railways  should have a means of getting speedy redress from unjust classification and unfair measurement of work by  the appointment of an -olllcial arbitrator who shall be  a practical engineer.  Thirteenth. The government is to be condemned for  tho passage of a redistribution act that is not uniform in  its provisions, and by which representation is neither  based on population, voting strength, nor contributed  revenue. ,  _____^_  Resolved, that the government is lobe blamed for  keeping in oflice in West Kootenay a gold commissioner  who is not competent to perforin tiie duties of t he otlice.  Resolved, that, the attention of the government is  called to the necessity of having paid constables stationed  at points on the International boundary lino like Ity-  kert's and Waneta.  Resolved.-that it is of the utmost importance that trails  and wagon roads he built to connect ail milling camps in  West ICootenay with transportation routes that are open  the year round. l  Resolved, that the nominee of this convention be required to pledge himself to do his utmost, to carry out the  views expressed in t he resolutions adopted hy this convention, and that each delegate to this convention make  every effort lo secure the election of the nominee of the  convention.  Resolved, that the lands embraced within railway  grants should he immediately surveyed, in order that  they be open to settlement.  Resolved, that the people living in the valley of Kootenay river between the Inkeand the International hound-  dary line and those living in Fire Valley on the west side  of f.ower Arrow lake are justly entitled to mail fu'-ilities,  and that we deem it a duty to urge that pnstollices be  established at Rykert's custom-house and at a central  point in Fire Valley.   LETTER   OF   ACCEPTANCE.  Nki.so.v. April 17th, IS'il.  To Till-: Ciiaiu.ma.v ami Si:i'|:i; lAitv or Tin: Soi'iii  ICootknav Convention- Gentlemen: I herewith accept the nomination for member of the legislative assembly tendered mo by the delegates assembled in convention ut Nelson on the lltli iii-lanl : iinil if elected I  will use my be-t endeavors lo carry out the principles of  the platform adopted hy the convention, believing them  to he in the interest of all those who favor good government. Thanking you aud the delegates for the honor  conferred, t urn respectfully your-.  .1. FKKD. II CM i:.  R.  F. (Iiikkx, Esq.. chairman.  .1. A. Ti.'itNKK, secretary.  HAVE   THE   HONOR   OF   THIEVES.  Last week TifK TRiisr.vK accused premier Davie ol' unLrullil'uluesH, iu .staling  that no charges hud been preferred  against government agent r'ity.stul>ljs.  Later advices, however, show that premier Davie acknowledged on the floor ol'  the house thatcharges had been preferred,  but that his attention had not been (-ailed  to them. The premier's colleague, the  chief commissioner of lands and works,  also stated on the floor of the house that  " the charges h.id been sent to his depart-  " inonfc, but that they had not come to his  " notice at the time the question was  " asked."  Now for the facts: The charges were  mailed to the chief commissioner of lands  iind works in a registered letter, from Xel  son, on February 27th. A copy of the  charges was also mailed to a private citizen iu Victoria. If the chief commissioner  did not receive the charges addressed to  him. he did see the copy of the charges,  a.s it was handed Lo him on the floor of  the house on the 1st day of March. That  he read the charges he will not himself  deny���a.s he read and re-read them. Another of premier Davie's colleagues knew  thai the charges had been preferred, for  did he not, on the 1st of .March, give .Mr.  Keilie, the member I'or West Kootenay.  tin order to examine the vouchers on li lo  in the liiuince department?  If the facts are as above stilted, is the  chief commissioner to be believed that  he knew nothing of the charges until his  attention was called to them, on the ."JOth  of March, by direct questions pub on the  llooi of the house?    Hardly.  And if the chief commissioner hesitates  hot to utter a falsehood on the door of the  house, iu order to shield it subordinate  official, in whom the premier litis a deep  interest, is he likely Lo be truthful if  called before a royal commission to testify  to his knowledge of a railway deal in  which he and his colleagues are'generally  supposed to have a working interest?  Hardly?  Verily, the people of British Columbia  should pride tbeuiselves on having ministers of the crown who, if not above suspicion, at least have the lienor attributed  to thieves.       An tiiio voters' lists are printed the  glaring unfairness of the Redistribution  Act, which was so highly praised by the  Vancouver World and Victoria Colonist,  is shown. According to the returns made  by the collectors of voters in Lillooet, the  east riding of "that district has 15:3 voters  and the west riding 124. Yet these two  ridings, with a total vote of only 277 will  have the same representation in the next  legislative assembly as West: Lvooteiiay,  with its voting strength of over 1400. The  Davie government is  progressive, indeed.  Ix ���nominating John .Frederick Hume  for member of the legislative assembly  for the south riding of West Kootenay,  the convention merely carried out the  wishes of a'majority of the people of the  riding. The people know that Mr. Hume,  if elected,will look after their collective  interests; they know that he is in touch  with them; they believe he thoroughly  understands the requirements of the district; they know that he will not set himself -above them; they know that he is  personally honest. Although neither an  orator, nor a winebibber, nor a .poker  player, Mr. Hume will probably be able to  do as much for the riding, in the long run,  as if-'he had the above gift, and habit,  itiifl accomplishment.  Tiik one reason given by those who  favor the return to power of the present  government is that it is liberal in expending money. The reason is not a good one,  however. The present government is  niggardly in expending money where it  benefits the public, but extravagantly  liberal in expenditures where the'profits  can be reaped by a few "close"' friends of  Mr. Vernon and Mr. Davie. How liberal  it has been in expending money in West  Kootenay will be seen if the ���amount- it  litis expended on roads and trails" is compared with the amount expended by  private parties for like purposes. It  would not expend a dollar for wagon  roads'in Nelson mining division until private parties agreed to spend a like sum,  and for every dollar the government has  expended in Ainsworth and Slocan divisions another dollar has been expended by  individuals. The liberality of the present  government is in but one direction and  but for one object, that is. to benefit its  "cronies" and kee)) itself in power.  Tin-: legislativeassombly was prorogued  on Wednesday of last week. It is to be  hoped that the coining election will result  in the return of at least a majority who  will support measures not men, I'or there  has been entirely too much legislation  that benefited the few as against the  many; entirely Loo much subserviency to  a government that is subservient to a ring  of.spoilsmen who would not hesitate lo  bankrupt t.he province a.s long as they  tt lone were benelited.  THE THREE PARTIES IN THE HOUSE.  The Province, Nth: "It is the general  opinion that the government will have a  walk over tit the coming elections, and although this unexpected frequently happens in  politics, as in   other  matters,  we  shall be verv much surprised   in   this in-  ..t   ;r  i I... ,,-,.,,. t   :..:,.,.   i...   ,....,,,,,,-  and    weakness    never   yet    won    public  esteem.  "There is no denying the fact that the  government, tilt.hough we consider its  action highly censurable in the matter of  the Nakusti iv Slocan fiiil way, is possessed  of t.he qualities which the opposition so  lamentably hicks. It has been up and  doing while its opponents have been  asleep,  and credit, politically speaking,  is due to it on that score. Seeing then  that there is practically no party in the  house worthy of being dignified by the  title of "opposition." we are impelled to  analyse the forces which go to make up  the independent section of the house.  We lind no greater evidence of cohesion  find .solidarity in their ranks than amongst  those of the opposition. They do not appear Lo have tiny recognized leader nor to  possess those qualities which entitle theni  to he called a party at all. But none the  less should we like to see their numbers  strongly reinforced ut the coining election,  as we believe the independent party is a  sound one. the only one iu fact upon  which new and. iu a political sense, untried men can take it solid .stand. We  hope surprises may be in store I'or us:  thai several seats may uncontested in the  indi'i'iendent interest by men who may be  relied on to exercise without fear and  without hesitation their judgemnt in any  direction which may seem to them to be  I'or the good of the province!; who will  support whichever paily maybe in power  entirely regardless of results, whenever  they consider they can conscienously  do so, and who will on the other hand oppose id I measures with tho same temerity if  they think it their duty to do so. We tire  aware that we lay ourselves open to the  criticism thai such tin entirely independent attitude as we allude to hardly  cainos within the scope of duties prescribed by the term "practical politics,' but  we maintain till the same, even if the  ideal be somewhat difficult of attainment,  there can be no harm iu aiming after it.  Names have been mentioned to us of men  who may possibly stand at the next election who we believe fully come up to the  .standard we have described and although  we arc not at liberty to mention them  publicly we can assure them of our heartiest co-operation and success in the event  of their coming forward at the polls.  '"The house wants strengthening badly  in more ways than one and the public  would certainly be wise in seeking for outside elements wherewith to repair it  rather than in trusting to those within  its precincts, ������which have already been  tested and in many cases found wanting.''  HIS   FALL   FROM   GRACE.  Being the Sad Story of a G-raylag- Gander's  Double Life.  There be tales which are true and titles  which are not true; but, unfortunately  for poor humanity, the dejeuner in the  Garden of Eden, with its resulting knowledge of good and evil, did not include an  intuitive perception of truth.  I was led to this profound reflection  some years ago as 1 sat on a. flight of stone  steps overlooking the Minch. Before me  lay tin expanse of blue sky flecked by  white clouds, tin expanse of blue sea  decked by white horses, between them a  fishing solan, blending the blues and  whites iu a pillar of spray as it fell from  sky to sea after its invisible prey. An  ideal scene; an ideal day. .But i had just  lost a live-pound note over it domesticated  graylag gander, who was preening himself on the green; and the fact that four  of niy .companions on the yacht, which  lay anchored in the bay, had lost similar  sums did not console me. it was not our  host's'fault. He had warned us that wild  geese were the wisest animals iu creation ;  he had sworn the tale was true, and we  Imd treated him with contumely. So he  had brought us and our cigars-to the stops  whence, five minutes before, we had seen  that beast of a gander go deliberately up  to the big water-butt, turn the-tap with  his bill, and take a leisurely bath.  " Vou will observe," said our host,.car-.  Vests iug the ears of his favorite setter,  "that he does not close the tap again.'.  Indeed, he seems unable to connect this  negligence with the subsequent phenomenon of an empty butt. Barring this  failure to grasp the first principle .of hydrostatics, there is nothing, I verily  believe, which that graylag does not  understand."  There was a loud silence. We had  learned our lesson.  "'And yet," continued our host, meditatively, "that bird is a living example of  the truth that the wisest of us may stoop  to folly. It is two years since, and he has  almost recovered his .self-respect and  authority in the farm-yard: but ill the  time he was- quite crushed. Vou a-re  aware, of course, that the gray lags are  not only monogamous, but that, as a rule,  the tie is binding for life?"  One of our party, whose wife audits his  monthly accounts, murmured his belief  that the same was true of the whole  family of geese.  They do not pair until the second year,  aud when our colony of domesticated  grayliigs began, it so happened that it  consisted of two geese and a gander, one  of the former being, as it, were, still in the  school-room. As a natural consequence,  tho gander sot up house with the other,  whom, for the sake of convenience, we  will call Eleanor, lie was a good husband, a devoted father, for you are also  aware, of course, that the goose tribe  share the'duties of the nursery. During  the time of incubation, he took most the  day work, so-as to allow Eleanor the solace of society. Afterward he sat up at  night with the young goslings when they  were teething, lie was. in fact, a compendium of all the domestic virtues, find  had, let us hope, his reward iu the affection of his family.  It was on February I lth in the following  year that I lirst noticed a slight friction  in this hitherto happy home, l.'ntil then,  the younger goose, whom we will call  Uosamund, had been freely admitted to  tho family circle and permitted to graze  with it. I was surprised, therefore, to  sec Eleanor, after watching furitively  from behind tt bowlder, advance on Rosamund and drive her a.way with great asperity; the gander I could see from his  expression remonstrating feebly as he  Wits hurried away to a distant part of the  green. After that poor Bosainitud used  to sit on a. seaweed-covered stout! on the  short! and look over the Minch. the image  of outraged innocenceaiid patient despair.  Klciinor had settled her nest, as on the  preceding year, about a quarter of a mile  from the  house,  and  on  the  principle. I  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;  GEORGE NO WELL, Victoria;  or JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson.  suppose, of Satan finding mischief for  idle hands, kept the gander pretty busy  with preparations. Consequently. 1 saw  very little of any one but Rosamund, who  moped on the edge of the tide like Mariana itt the window of the Moated Grange.  With that human arrogance which must  lie so aggravating to the inferior animals,  I concluded she was on the look-out for  another mate. I was sorry for her as a  victim to civilization.  "When, however, the incubation began  I noticed at once that the gander had insisted on having his day out. After all, it  wa,s very natural. Elcitncr was no longer  ruiite young. She was the mother of a  family, and, as such, society had doubtless  ceased to have chari/iS for her. J may  say. gentlemen, that I had no suspicions  until in the dusk one evening I met the  gander hurrying up the path from the  shore with Rosamund. He was evidently  afraid of being late���somewhere.  "'The next day Rosamund had disappeared, and, as Eleanor was now immersed in maternal duties all day I saw  nothing of any one, save the gander. In  the early mornings or late evenings, he  appeared for a iew minutes on the green,  wilIi bill down, grazing hastily, distractedly, like a man eating his dinner at  a railway station. lie looked ill at ease:  his eyes had the sleepless, harrassed look  of one burning the caudle of life tit both  ends, and he never took a bath. At the  time I wondered at this, for, as you arc  ;t ware, he is a very cleanly bird." (A faint  sigh ran round the company.) "Afterward I learned, by the lightof subsequent  events, to appreciate the self-sacrifice.  Though erring, he was not utterly dead  to duty, and the fear of giving a. chill to  his potential offspring restrained him from  ;i personal pleasure.  "Eor, about three weeks after I had  sc(.mi him hurrying up the path, I had to  go over to Elo'dda���-that Island yonder���  to shoot a sheep; and there, sitting on  three eggs, i found the gander; Rosamund, meanwhile, being allowed the  solace of society, as poor Eleanor had  been the year before. I shall never forget  the expression of that bird when he saw  me. Perhaps yon can imagine it, gentlemen. At any rale, I cannot describe it  properly: but there was a pathetic appeal  in it, as'much as to say: 'Yes, old man;  I've made a mistake. I know; but I'm not  sparing myself. 1 sit all day here, and .1  sit all night over the way, and, upon niy  soul, I don't think either of them lnis  much to complain about."  I went home, curious to see the denouement of the little tragedy,    it began with  the appearance of Eleanor, bringing with  her two greeu-and-gold goslings like balls  of   chenille.'"  They   were   children   any  father might be proud of, and the gander  gazed  at'them   with   fondest  affection.  But his'honor rooted in  dishonor stood,'  and almost before the mother had finished  pointing out their charms, he  was off  to  his other duties..! don't know what excuse be   made.    There are a   number  of  them to choose from, so  it can  be left to  the imagination.    It was after this that I  noticed for the first time what  1 may call  moral deterioration of the gander.    Hitherto he had, as  it were, bolstered  up his  self respect by his own  discomfort; now,  when I met him hurrying toAvard the kelp-  house-���where, no   doubt,  he had   a   sick  friend, or something of that sort���he hat I  the furtive look in his eyes of one  who is  ���thoroughly ashamed of himself.    He was  lying horribly, and   he knew it.   Still, in  liis  limited  way, he was  really trying to  miiniinize the evil.   To  no  purpose.    He  was   reckoning   without    that   feminine  love of a scene  which   is responsible  for  so many tragedies in life.    One day, when  the  sun   was shining the sea and sky a.s  blue   as   blue  could   be,  and till   nature  seemed one vast peace, Rosamund walked  into the farm-yard with three greeu-and-  gold goslings--more green-and-gold, more  fluffy, more utterably desirable, than any  previous   goslings!     Gentleman,   I   have  heard many sermons   on the   danger   of  yielding to'teiiipttition; theyareall weak  lis Witter compared to  my memory of the  gander a.s he stood there in the sunlight,  surrounded by live goslings and two geese.  Tin eo weeks after he was skin and bone."  "Is that all?" asked  one of our  party,  timorously.  Our host sighed.  "I wish I could say it was. Next year  those three goslings were motherless. I  will say this I'or the gander, that I am  convinced he was innocent of till blame;  I will say this for Eleanor, that she did  her best to look after the orphans; but  there is a sense of duty tibout the female  sex which makes nie glad sometimes that  I'm not a married mail. Thai is all. It is  ;i true story, and if tiny of you doubt it, I  shall be happy to prove it from the mouth  of creditable witnesses - on the same  terms."  There was another loud silence.  A Japanese Girl of the Period.  Another incontestiible proof of therapid  advance of the.liipiine.se in civilization of  the west  is the following advertisement,  which appeared inaTokio paper recently:  "A young lady wishes to get married.  She is very beautiful, litis a rosy lace,  which is surrounded by dark curly hair.  Her eyebrows show the form of the half  moon, and the mouth is small and pretty.  She is also very rich, well read enough to  admire the flowers in the daytime at the  side of ti life companion, or at night sing  to the stars in heaven. The man whom  she will choose must also be young, handsome and well educated, and be ready to  share the same grave with her."  WAT MBIETS.  ILSON  & BURNS  (SllCCUSSOI'ri to Illll'Iln. Moliinc* & Co.)  "Wholesale and retail dealers in stoek and dressed  meals. Are prepared to furnish in any quantity  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham. at lhe  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo,.and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A. M .  .NKLSON Arrive ."i: 10 I'.M.  Connncncinir January Sth. IStli, on Tuesdays and Kri-  davs trains will run through to Spokane, arriving there  al 7>::si) 1'. M. same day. Itelurning will leave Spokane  al. 7 A.M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at  Nelson at. :~>:\0 I'. Al.. making close connections witli  steamer Nelson for all Koolenay lake points.  Now is" the time to order your Spring Suit.  FRED J. SQUIBE  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings.  Prices to Suit the Times.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  JAIBS MeDONAID & CO.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Curry complete lines of Furniture, as well ns manufacture  eveey grade of Mattresses.  They also carry Pianos and  Organs.    Undertaking.  John M. Kkki-'KK.  Jamks W. Skale.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  l.ICAVK.   OltDKICS    AT  J.  P.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson  elson   Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage  transferred to and   from  tho  railway depot and steamboat, landing.    Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sale.  WILLIAM WILSON,  ..I'UOPIUKTOR  PLEASURE GROUNDS.  The undersigned will have his grounds at. Five Mde  Point, readv for picnics, pleasure parties, and excursions  by Mav 1st. .Special rates will be made with steamboats  and railways. It. F. I'KItltY.  Five Mile Point, March filllli, ISM.   NOTICE.  The undersigned has purchased W. J. Wilson's interest  in the meal, markets of W. J. Wilson and Wilson & Perdue at, Nelson, Ainsworth, ICaslo and Three Forks, and will  from this date carrv on the business on his own account,  lie will settle all debts contracted by W.J. Wilson and  Wilson & Perdue, incurred in carrying on meat markets  at the above places, and will collect, all accounts due W.  J. Wilson and Wilson & Perdue.  WILLIAM PF.KDUF.  The above notice is in pursurnco of t he terms of sale of  mv interest in the meat, markets in t.he above-named  ulaces W> ���'��� WILSON.  Dated at Nelson, 15. C. March iiilth, 1SH.  NOTICE.  We are making a change in our business on the 1st, of  March. All parlies indebted to us are requested to settle  witli the undersigned by cash or otherwise before flic end  of February. After that date all old accounts will be  placed with our solicitor for coMectmiK    TlJ| N |(,j{  Managur for J. Fred lliiino & Co.  Nelson, February 3l,li, 18!U.  WILLIAM PERDUE  EAT Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steam  boats with fresh meats, and deliver same al anv mine  or landing iu   Llic   ICootenay  Lake couutrv.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Fourth Street.  NKW DKXV'KK LOTS���Lots !l and 10 (100 by 120 feet),  llloek I, in government part of New Denver. Price  8(!00; S2S0 cash, balance to the government.  A ilO-AOUK RANCH, situated on the outlet. 12 miles  northeast of Nelson. Ten acres cleared and 100 acres  more I hat. can be: 10 acres in wild hay. Good story  and a half hewed-log house. Price, 82000: half cash,  time on balance. Tit le crown grant.  Call on or address  John Houston & CO., Nelson, B. C.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G.O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  Hotel for Sale.  (The estate of MoKaohron & Co. in liquidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK PRINCIPAL HOTFL IN TIIK CITV OF ICASLO.  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 made by which the lots can  be sold with the house. The house has been running  eight months and has done a paying business, and which  by good management could be greatly improved. For  terms and particulars apply to  G.O. BUCHANAN,. Assignee.  ICaslo, B. C. December IStli. 1SJB.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND BOOR FACTORY  SASH. DOORS, AND WINDOW FUAMKS  MADK TO ORDF.R.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TUNNING, SURFACING, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the ICootenay Lake country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of nil kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  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 to make it the  best, of any in Kootenay. The hotel is the headquarters of milling men.  Kaslo, March 17th, 1804.  JOHN F. GILL.  he Tremont.  Cast Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working  miners.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS.   Props.  NOTICE.  The silting of the county court of Kootenay, lo be  holden at Nelson, has been postponed until Monday, the  21st day of May, A.I). 18U1.  T. II. GIFFIN, Registrar.  Nelson, H. C, December 14th, 18!��.  &  ���V    �����   |.��u   l<-��~   -p   ��-.!.-.���   h    ~tf .?,���>.���-:.*:.��. ,1   I. ..^.ji.V.,*!,,-..-.���.|J.W. l.,.C,-.-fli,<     "'���-'-'',VT"��I   ��l  ���"-    ���������������.���*���!:������*��-*     -   ''I'-.' ^-i"   ������....���-������.   ^M. W   ..irajri"     l'~-     *���*   -.M�����"-������H/--lW<.��'.-**lA'-C-l��� (-���*.������! .��,���.-      cr   -.{*,...,  if.    .,   . ,J.\. .M.I..V ,*��� . V?   -  -l.f v.    ^Vl'l    ��������! ���!"���     " - I"��� '��� J.} of-li. Jtl'i^V (��ji'"'., |   .' .^L  .J hSU j��      . j~�� ..J.*!, tjj**^* V?" J��j?t   itru'htt*     .'"_!_   iVj.'-'^.-X"!''!'*"'^-./^!'! THE TPJBtTKE:   K.ELSOK, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL  21,  1SR  New Denver, situated as it is at the mouth of Carpenter Creek, on the east side of Slocan Lake, is within easy reach  of every mine in the great Slocan Mining* Division of West Kootenay District, and, notwithstanding1 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 foe liberally dealt with.    Prices range from $25   for residence lots to $500 for business  lots.    Apply to  ��  '5  9  AM OF  Capiiai,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DONALD A.  SMITH   Hon.  GEO. A.  DRUMMOND,.  E. S. CLOUSTON    President   Vice-President  ..General Manager  welson zBR^-nsraia:  N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IIICANCIIKS   IN        LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK.   CHICAGO,  and iu the principal cities in Canada.  liny and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  GRANT CO.MMKKCIAI, AND TKAVKM.KIlS' CHKD1TS,  available in any part of the world.  . DKAK'i'S ISSUED; COU.UCTIONS MADE;  ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OK INTEREST (at present) tij Per Cent.  THE MYSTERY OF BUEBASS.  ���"���Where did you pick it up?" ',-  " Yes.   -It litis a history, 1 am sure."..  "It is a 'memento of a .singular  and,  some   ways,   inexplicable   experience  in  of  .mine.    If you like,  I  will  give  you  the  story."  The object referred to was'a.stone disk,  two inolies-in diameter, translucent, dull  red, high polished, and with a number of  deep, sharply cut symbols on the obverse,  not unlike the small grotesque face hieroglyphs on the ruined til tars at Palenque.  The reverse bore a T set within a triple  circle.  Ingram's account of his coming into  possession of this curious stone J consider  so remarkable that 1 feel it should not be  lost, and 1 here give his narrative as  nearly in his own words as I can recall  them.  In the summer of 'S4. I had gone to the  country west of Buena 'Vista lake'and  the connecting sloughs running to the  north, in the interest of parties wishing a  report upon .certain lands in that section  represented as showing indications of oil.  I left San Francisco by the evening train  on the fifth of July, anil was joined at  Bakersfield by a surveyor named Wacken-  rader, sent there to meet me and render  such assistance in ascertaining the lines  of the lands under examination as I might  require. As we needed only to determine  roughly the boundaries of the tract in  question, Wackenrader's party consisted,  merely of Muller, a chainman, Stephens,  cook and general-utility man, find Juan,  driver.  The moon was nearly full, and as the  weather was oppressively hot, wo started  late in the afternoon, intending to keep  on by moonlight to a point just beyond  the eastern face of Mount Sail - hhnigdio  before going into cam)), and to reach our  destination on the following day.  I found Wackenrader a most interesting  fellow-traveler; he had been everywhere  and talked very well of what he had seen.  His father, a German, had' lived in India  for many years, and had there married ti  Punjabi woman, my companion's mother.  Although brought up iu that country  amid native influences and superstitions,  Wackenrader had received there the  elements of an ordinary European education, which later in life���he was now past  middle age���he had more fully developed  in many lines. For some years he had  been engaged in the central and southern  provinces of India-as an assistant-engineer  in railroad anil irrigation work; had found  occupation for a time iu the same class of  construction in the Argentine Republic,  and later in Mexico. Thence he had  drifted inio California, and was now looking out for any small surveying or engineering job that might offer until something  better came in his way. He was by nature a wanderer, somewhat inclined to  mysticism, and had had many curious experiences in out-of-the-way places.  Our drive was uneventful, and I need  not dwell upon the ordinary incidents  common to all such journeys, save one.  We were oppressed by the heat, choked  by the dust, and had little disposition to  iind interest in the monotonously flat  country through which we drove, intersected at intervals by irrigating, ditches,  carrying sluggish streams to the thirsty  fields of alfalfa, whose bloom filled the air  with a stifling, sickening fragrance. The  only relief to the eye was the sharply cut  outline of the Tchachapi range and the  distant face of the connecting Han hhitig-  dio mountains, seen for a moment clearly  through   some   occasional    break in   the  dust-cloud   in   the   heart   of   which   we  traveled.  Shortly before sunset we drew up before ti shabby little adobe by the roadside. Cultivation had grown less continuous as wo advanced; the stretches of alfalfa were more and more broken by long,  intervals of uninclosed and uncultivated  hind, ami tho road now entered upon a  broad sweep of dry gravelly country, relieved from absolute barrenness only by  innumerable gray patches of sage and the  deep,   dust-clouded    green  of   the yerba  stintit. The little adobe seemed an outpost, and one which hail been sorely  neglected, in contrast to the dull, rain-  worn surface of the walls were the fresh-  colored redwood shakes on the roof and  forming the small gables. There were a  well and watering-trough here. On a  small board nailed to the door-casing was  tin inscription roughly scrawled in black  paint,.-', most welcome to a tired, dust-  smothered party such as ours: "M. Cas-  sidy.    Beer."  A brush shade iii" front of the door, and  for a few feet on either side, was propped  by poles' and fulfilled the function of a  porch. Cassidy���-a tall, raw-boned, dark-  haired man, with a common, heavy, good-  natured face���anticipating trade, rose  from his seat in the shade as we reined up.  A'tirerUlooking woman, slowly stirring  something in a bowl, stood in the -doorway, and holding to her skirts, two small,  untidy children looked out at us with  interest. Cassidy was alert in administering .to.'pur. wants anil helping with the  horses, and, after a ten minutes' halt, we  left refreshed, with but two".prominent,  impressions���that. Cassidy's brogue was  unusually, rich and his beer remarkably  gpod._  Tiie sun had long since set before  we  found ourselves at the rough-board store  building of the rancho San Eniigilio, and  still some miles from our proposed camp  for   the   night.    Here  we  took on additional feed for the horses, and soon were  again   upon   our way.    I  will hurriedly  pass over the incidents of the next three  days, as they have but little bearing upon  the occurrences of which I wish to speak.  Our final camp was at the mouth of a narrow little canyon opening from the foothills to waril the  west.    It was a barren,  desolate sort of ��� place,  but an  improvement on the country  on all  sides of us.  There had been, in years past, some feeble  attempts at oil development  in   this section, which hail been long ago abandoned.  The company which  had undertaken the  venture had gone so far as to build a'small  experimental refinery and  a long adobe  house for storage and  shelter,   but both  buildings   had  been  long in  ruins.    We  found   here   a    fairly   good   spring    of  water,    a    trifle   brackish,     anil    close  at   hand,   a   sickly   looking   peach-tree,  and   raukly.growing   pomegranate-bush,  with other indications that a small garden  had been at one' time contemplated.   The  heat was almost unbearable in this shade-  less country.   Scattered everywhere were  great  patches of   finely splintered light-  gray shale, which  tired  one's  eyes  with  the reflection of tliesun.   Looking across,  the country in  tiny direction, the atmosphere fairly shimmered and vibrated with  the heat.   'Here and there, as if to emphasize the barrenness aud desolation of the  land, were black  mounds of  brea, where  little by little it had oozed from  clefts in  the   underlying shale,  accumulated and  hardened.    Far off toward the dim, green  line of the sloughs, the mirage was often  striking.   There could  be seen  for hours  palm-shaded islands suspended in the air.  and, at times, long reaches of blue, rippling water  showed   far  out   upon   the  plain, where in  reality   was  nothing but  parching  sand,   and alkali,  and   broken  shale.    In this clear,  dry, heated  atmosphere, objects seen at any distance took  on new forms as  you approached   them.  One's eyes became discredited.    Once  we  all were  confident  we   saw a   horseman  halting upon tho  brow of a  slope to  the  south of us.    His figure stood  out clearly  against tho skyline.    While  we spoke of  him, the horse and   rider disappeared, as  from their place a crow flew lazily away.  At noon of the third day after our arrival, my labors wore completed  and  the  material'   for   my  report   procured.    We  broke  camp   late in the   afternoon,  and  bore away toward  the sloughs.    It  was  our intention to camp  by the  water, but  arriving long after sunset, we  found  the  mosquitoes in such force that, after watering our stock, we  turned back over  the  barren   slope   upon   which we had   been  travelling, and  made a ''dry camp" two  miles from the water's edge.   The country  immediately about   us  was flat, barren,  and unbroken.   There was no  brush  nor  growth of any kind; no clump of cactus,  even, broke the surface of the plain which  lay shadowless and  clear  under  the  full  light of the moon.    The horses were tied to  die wheels and given their night's feed of  barley; our  blankets were unrolled, and  after a pipe and a- little general chaff, the  camp settled   into   silence,  stive for   the  comfortable,   munching    sound    of    the  horses tit their grain.  I. was awakened by feeling my shoulder  shaken, and, looking up, found Wackenrader bending over mu. I could not have  been long asleep, for the moon was apparently at the same  Jingle  fit  which J   had  BBSgS^V. W,? &. f , W\* ^~^^:~^^  last seen it. I had looked tit my watch  when winding it for the night, and found  the time a quarter past ten. This, on  after reflection, I concluded could not have  been over twenty minutes before I dropped to sleep. This matter of the hour be-  caine, as you will see, important.  Before I could ask Wackenrader why lie  had aroused me, he seeing me awake, said  in voice lowered so as not to awaken the  rest of the party: "A man is close in,  coming alone, on foot from the west."  To the west for miles, lay a drear, barren stretch of country, such as that over  which we hail lately passed.  I half arose from my blankets, hearing  the crunching sound of heavy shoes on  gravel, and looking in the direction indicated by Wackenrader,- saw clearly a  bare-headed man bending under some  great weight borne upon his back, within  a hundred yards of camp, aud coming  slowly towards us, .stumbling' now and  again, as though weary and overburnd-  ened. I a'rose in'stantly, my first thought  being that the man approaching had been  lost, and was coming to us for succor.  "Witli this in mind, I hurriedly advanced  with Wackenrader.   We had  but a few  steps to, take before we were beside him.  As T drew   near  I   was impressed' -with  something familiar in the stranger's face  and half-bent figure, and a moment later  Wackenrader's greeting of "Great Scott!  Cassidy, what's up now ?" brought to nie  an instant recognition of the hospitable  proprietor of the little adobe beer-house,  where we had halted some four days since.  Cassidy did not stop as we came  up.  evinced  no   surprise or   interest   at   out  meeting, looked at  us with  vacant eyes,  and,   without    reply   to   Wackenrader,  stumbled   toward   the   wagon.     -With-a  deep-drawn breath of relief, he 'carefully,  dropped  his  burden to   the   ground.    It  was  closely   tied   in. a   gunny-sack, and  judging from such Of its outlines as  the  tight wrapping of the sack betrayed, it  was some solid body of irregular surface,  eighteen  inches, perhaps," iu length, and  a foot through'either way.   Its great and  unusual weight for a mass of such  comparatively small proportions was evident,  as I helped Cassidy to place'.it. on   the  ground.    Our visitor's appearance and the  dropping of his heavy stick had startled  the horses, who pulled  back  upon  their  ropes with little puffing snorts of alarm,  which  awakened  the rest of  our party,  save Juan, the driver, who, once asleep,  was always unwakeable until morning.  Both Midler aud Stephens recognized  Cassidy at once, addressing him by name,  but he barely turned his lack-lustre eyes  toward them, and vouchsafed no response  to their greeting.  He lay on his back upon the ground,  within a few yards of the wagon, with  face upturned, his head resting on the  stick. Thinking that he might be dazed  through exposure to the sun, or overcome  with thirst from a day's Avandering in  the barren, arid country to the west, we  brought him a cup of water from the canteen, but after looking at it stupidly for  a moment, he wearily pushed it from him.  We offered him food, but he would take  none.  He had evidently fallen forward at  length shortly before he reached the  camp, overcome by fatigue or the weight  of his burden. The skin of his face had  been broken, and there was a slight cut  upon his forehead, as though, in falling  he had' struck some sharp or pointed  stone. His bruises were clearly very recent, as the blood still flowed from the  cut. and there had been no coagulation.  "After all," I thought, "it may have been  his fall which has partially stunned him,  and presently he will be himself again."  We did our best to make him comfortable;  we laid out a spare blanket and tried to  induce him to rest upon it instead of on  the ground, but he would not change his  place or position, lie still lay with his  ���face' upturned toward the moon, the  mouth half-open, and in his eyes the same  dull, vacant stare.  Had it not been for his deep, regular  breathing, one might well have thought  him dead. I washed the blood from his  face, and placed a cross of court-plaster  over the cut upon his forehead. The man's  head showed no sign of fever, his respiration was deep aud regular. I mentioned  this to Wackenrader, who, with Stephens  and Midler, stood by silently watching  my care of Cassidy's bruises. Wackenrader's face was more than usually serious.  He remained silent, looking into Cassidy's  face intently. A certain -suppressed excitement, in his manner in some vague way  disturbed me. I spoke to him, but he  made no reply, and seemed unmindful of  my presence.  At last, as though slowly bringing back  some yet hardly awakened recollection,  half speaking to himself, he said: "Once  only have I seen till this long, long ago���-  that third night of the Mohiirriini, when  the fakir Bhttrteo came to Meerttt!"  He was again silent for a moment, sunk  in reverie; then, in an urgent, earnest  voice, he said: "Stand back from us! I  I will try the almost forgotten Lest!"  We obeyed instinctively, and drew a  few yards away, standing there close together, waiting silently for what was to  come.  Wackenrader's manner   was ordinarily  calm and unaggressive. Now he spoke  quickly, and his tone was intense anil  masterful. Coming from a staid, sober,  hard-headed man, as I had already learned  to regard hiy friend, one whose general  strong sense, even on this short acquaintance, had greatly impressed me, his  present words and action seemed unaccountable, and at another time would  have suggested either ti shallow charlatan  or a man mentally unbalanced. No such  thought, however,. now occurred to me.  The incidents of the night, the desolation  of the moonlit plain, coupled with Wack-  railer's evidentexcitment and the earnestness and sincerity of his manner, combined to dull all instinct of critical skepticism and to give his speech and conduct  an appearance of congruity.  Kneeling as he spoke,  he took the canteen and poured  a little  water into  the  palm of his right hand.   Then, with a deliberate,   measured  motion  of  the wrist  and arm, he sprinkled a. few-drops-to the  east, to the north, to the south, and  to  che west, accompanying the action  with  a few low, half-chanted  words, iu an unknown tongue.   After a moment's pause,'  he passed his extended palms slowly over,  yet not touching,  the upturned  face,  repeating   as   before the same unfamiliar',  words.   The body before him grew inert;  'tiie.respiration became barely perceptible.  The hands, relieved from  the little muscular energy anil tension, which until now  nad held them half resting on the breast,  '.slipped -'to; tho   ground.      Wackenrader  cook the right hand thus fallen within his  own hi a strong,  firm  clasp,  and lightly  placed the open palm of his left upon the  upturned forehead.   Then, in a low, clear  voice, he asked:  "Why didyou come to us?"  For  a  moment there came   no reply.  There was a convulsive movement of the  throat, striving for breath,  and then  the  lips moved, muttering. -Then, with stress  and labor, in'a voice familiar, yet with an  accent marked and strange  to  us,  came  the unintelligible answer:  "It fell here."  "Speak plainly.    Why are you here?"  " You would  speak  to one  whom 1 am  not."  "Who are you?"  "Bur bass."  "Burbass, whence came you?"  In reply the left hand was slowly raised  and a trembling finger pointed for a moment to a bright planet sinking in the  west.  "From that far-off sphere."  "Impossible!"  "Not impossible, for I am here."  "How came you here?"  "By that power whose subtleties you  understand not, and called will."  "If you in truth are from that distant  orb, why do you simulate a face and form  we all know well?"  "I do not simulate. This shell, though  his, is yet my instrument."  "Your instrument for what end?"  "To regain the fallen Hishi-stone. Here  I traced its -naming light. Incorporeal,  alone, 1 could not save it from the Three  who followed."  "The Three!    Speak not in riddles."  "Let me rest. This -questioning heard  through space, awakens them. There is  danger here!"  The man moved restlessly with apparent lyre turningonergy and as though striving to be freed from the inlluence which  held him.' Half-rising anil pointing toward  the south with  trembling hand, he cried:  "There! Close! Drawing ever closer!  The Three! Loose me! It is not yet too  late!"  Wackenrader dropped the niauVhand,  arose, and hurried toward us. We stood  there together silently, with a vague,  overwhelming sense of horror. We  turned toward the south, where Burbass  pointed, and turning, saw, or thought we  saw, three long-drawn figures, stretched  upon the plain--huge, shadowy, writhing  shapes, with burning eyes turned toward  us.  Instantly those images were gone, and  nothing hiy before us but a broad moonlighted, barren stretch of sund, with the  glint of ti moonbeam here and there  caught on some patch of alkali or the  sharp tingle of a tilted stone.  We turned toward Burbass. He was  gone. We hurried to the spot where we  had seen him but a moment since. There  was a light disturbance of the ground and'  a well-defined impression where the  gunny-sack had been. It was also gone!  What it contained I never knew nor  could conjecture, save for the reference  to the Hishi-stone.  Nothing was moving on the plain.  There was no cover where a rabbit oven  might have hidden. Juan, the driver, still  slept on. The horses wen: nosing their  feed-boxes and seemed undisturbed. The  wttgon was empty, stive for the surveying  outfit ami a box or two of canned provisions.  We stood look ing at one another, speechless, amazed. Could we have dreamed all  this? The coincidence of our dreams,  then, was as remarkable as were the  dreams themselves. Stephens first broke  the silence: "Well, gents, this bents me.  If we'd had ary drink since we left Cassidy's, four days ago, I'd have passed this  by and wouldn't be so imporlito as to hurt  any man's feelin's, let alone my own, by  referrin' to this "ere circus over on the  plain there; but bein' as we've none  of us had nothin' more excitin' or jag-pro-  ilucin' than tilktili water, I'll aljow wo  must all be jest the least bit loco from  the moon."  Muller merely gave a long whistle, and  went to his blankets.  Wackenrader and I stood silently re-  gardingone another. At hist I exclaimed:  "What in heaven's name is it till? What  can you make out of it?  After ti moment, he replied: "I have  first and last seen some curious things,  but this is far and away the strangest.  The affair, as a whole, is beyond me, although I have a theory as to some of its  features���probably like most such, tut un-  deinonstrable one. Tomorrow we may  have some tost of it. Vou know of course,  of the Pythagorean doctrine of metempsy-  chois; that, strictly, covered but the reincarnation of the soul released by'death'."  Did you ever hear of a hitman body occupied and controlled by another than its  owner, yet in turn unconsciously holding  mastery over its new tenant in minor  ways, hampering him, and subjecting him  to the innate force of his'-now environment? I have seen that���once only���  years ago.-. There was something in common between that case anil this."  "I follow you in the theory you suggest,"  ���I replied, "and can, perhaps, dimly comprehend' what may be its bearing upon  that which we have just seen and heard  ���but in part only. I am not disposed  just now to be too analytical or critical,  but how can-it,'-'upon any wildest theory,  be explained that a being from another  sphere can converse with lis; iu our own  tongue?"  "My suggestion covers even that, in  part," answered 'Wackenrader. "Vmir  proposition is of too profound a nature to  be answered off-band,  putagain into my coatalong with it.   This  was till likca, flash.tin'there 1 wassittin'iu  the chair, just like before, bttrriu' me pipe  was down tin' out, an'   I had  these welts  on me face, an the cut till   plastbered   up  over me  eyes, tin'me back tin'shoulders  achin' like I'd been   paekin' a steer!    Yes,  sir. an'one  thing  more.    Me right hand  was holdin' on like death to the trinkit ye  see in Ktity's hand there!    Where I got'it,  or   the   scratches, or any  of  it   all,  I'm  damned   if   1   know!    Show theni   that,  Kiity."  Mrs. Cassidy handed nie the "trinket"���  the disk in the cabinet there���for inspection. Cassidy was glad to part with it  for a trifle, and that is how 1 came by it.  I am genuinely superstitious about'the  "Cassidy Trinket," as I have christened it.  It seems to have brought with it the best  of continuous good luck. Kvoryihing litis  prospered unaccountably with me since  ���.the day I got it. I have' an idea, that.the  good luck it brings'"was': meant for poor  Cassidy as a reward.-for his involuntary  sorvice that night. I made inquiries for  him shortly '."���after we were there, but  found he hail sold out and left the conn try.  KOOTENAY  even were I sure I  could ever fully answer it. I can only  now say this: Cassidy speaks Fnglisii  badly; I speak it rather better. It is,  however, known to both of us. My own  mind and will were, at the time I held  the stranger's Imud, in close relation and  sympathy with his own, working through  the medium of the duller, denser brain-  cells he had temporarily adopted. While  in a sense clogged by them, the stranger's  mind was yet, by their aid. in a way.enlightened. Instantly mastering, it could  utilize what it found there." Wackenrader paused.  Stephens, who had been intently listening, seeking to follow what was -said,  knocked the.ashes from his pipe, and, addressing Wackenrader, said : "That may  be all right, cap. I'll bet you know what  you're givin'us, but it nit ties me.. I won't  come in, this hand. I'll let the colonel  call you. I'm going to turn in." Wackenrader laughed, and we followed Stephens's  example.  We slept late the next morning, and  found the sun well up when we awoke.  It was a relief to see the truthful, healthy  light of day once more. The remembrance of the night's experience was as of  tin evil dream.- Each was unusually silent  and avoided speaking of the subject  uppermost in his thoughts.  By five o'clock in the afternoon we had  left the sloughs f'tir behind, and. but half  tt mile before us, iigiiin saw the little  adobe beer-house. We were shortly before the door.  Cassidy came out wearily, followed by  his wife. His. face was bruised,'and a recent cut ii]ion his forehead had been  crossed with strips of plaster.  We went into the little front room, led  by Cassidy, iu response to our request  for beer.  "I see you've been having a   scrap, (.'as- j  sidy."    sttid     Stephens,    indicating    the  bruises.  Cassidy paused in his task of drawing  the beer, setting the half-filled pitcher on  the tabic near him. lie had grown pale,  "(ioiitlenioii," he sttid. "it's no scrap.  Since ye was here. Iv'e bin bedeviled!"  , "How wa* that?"  "Tell the gentlemen, Mike." said .Mrs.  Cassidy.  "Well, it was this way. It was between  ten and twelve hist night, d'ye mind, ami  I was sittin' back in the chair outside,  smokin'and nianiti' to turn in presently.  A littloaftcr ten by the clock, till at onct.  I felt mc.-elf laid hold of. like, all over-a  clammy feel in' it was. I  for the life of me. Nor could  I wi\s. struck duml.), like. I  pipe, and saw the red coal  on the ground by the side of me chair.  I couldn't pick   il   up, though   I  tried.  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  or Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  AKK CONVKNIKNT AM)  CO.MFOHTAISLK.  THE TABLE  IS   TIIK   BKST   IN   TIIK  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  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.  KOO.MS KIltST-OI.ASS.  ItATKS MODKItATK.  queer,   cold  couldn't, stii  I   call   out.  dropped me  fal"  hit  v wa>  i. like  il tin'  like.  Thin the (pieer part came. The nod  drawn oll'me-- yes, sir wit li a wrene  a tight-coat, an' I. nicscll' was left  there hy the door, all cool and slil  When I dropped the pipe. Kat y come out  at the noise and looked at me in the chair,  hut didn't see nie at all. she says. Then  she cried out. ���.Mike!" jtin' after wail-in'a  hit, an' rcceivin' m> answer, she ran ahoiit  the place lookin' for me, an' cullin' out  like, a wild woman. I did nie best to ease  her mind by ntiMvcrin'. hut divil it -otnid  could I make! I can't say how long I'd  been sittin' therewith Kiity inside, sob-  bin' tin' scoldin' t he children, whin all at  onct, tin; same fcelin'of bein' laid hold of  came on again, an' the sensation of bein'  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  Sd'IM.IKD  WITH  TIIK   HKST HI.'ANl  KINDS OK WINKS.  I.IOl'Ol  OK AM,  AND CHIAI'.S.  Special Attention to Miners.  LOST.  mil  villi  ,'iit  wit* taken  were papers  tin' ret unlet the  AIhiiiI   tin'  Till  in.-iiint. a -mall  I  t'l'iiln tlir Sloemi linti'l, Iva-lo.  A> i! - i-oiit  iif viili|>-In inpiun'i'xi'i'|it llic iu>iliT~it,'Heil  viili-.u to tin; owner ut ChIuhi'.v. Allierlii. or to Hums, Mr  limes & Co.. at Nelson or Ka-lo. "ill lieilillv M|i|ireciati!(l  iinil Ilu.' flmlir snitalilv leu'iuili'il. l\  IH'UN.S.  Calpii-v. Alhrrla, AIiuili 17th, ISM.  m  m  R  Hff-  ���^r^p^^^s^n^=77rrY^^ w* '* a-fl*" -j;*y.'?*--y.t"'*K-W!Mtiyw^^ THE  TKI.BOTE:   NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY,  APRIL  tfl,  1894.  THE   WEEK'S   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  For the week curling April 2i)Lh, the ore -hipmeiilr-  by the boats of Lhe. Columbia k Kuotonsiy ritcim Navigation ('uiii]itiny were:  .From Kaslo.. via Nel-on ���  Noble Five mini:'!, Sloean (li-ti'iet .">!) lon-  Ki'oin Trail, via Ni'irthi>ort -  l.e Itui mine. Trail Creek ilNlrid '>0n    ������  Total    ''I!' t"11-'  Value (.">!! toiw -iilver-leail ore. e-timaieil ul Siai  ion)     ������     .-      ������ ,     ���  ���������  \'alue (:'>!!() ton* Kol<l-copper "re e-l minted  tool   at S.'iU  .S ".(ISO  i -.'"II  Sl'S.(I(��i  Total.  ��:Ci,i)Su  THIS     WEEK'S     NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  .1. Krort 11 urn*.- & Co., Nelion--C'liimj?i: i" ailvert i-e-  inent.    Hunter .<c MoKimioii. New Denver anil Silverton-  (ieiiornl merclianili-e.  John Klliol. .-olicilor. NeKon--Notice of ii��ij,'iiiiiciil.  ('. ii K. S. N. Co., Nelson    Time curd No. 2.  (!. A. UlKelow, Nelson -Tender-, wauleil.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  (!. A. Keel'er inspected the Nelson A:  Kurt tJhepparil railway thin week for the Dominion government.  Two men are tit work on Mall creek, and  are reiiorteil making from S2.M to Slia (lay. A company  in which Frank Fletcher K intereMeil will bcKin operation- on tho creek in thu near future, and if  the ground pays will doconiidor.iblo work.  Tenders will be called for on .Monday  for iilteratioiis and additions to the ho-pital building.  The  people   of   Ainsworth   claim   that  there are more men employed in and about that town  than an> oilier on Kooton.iy lake. The coneentraloi at  t he .Number One mine \rn�� to have been started up on  Tliur.sil.iy.  .1. I). Graham,  who has  been  stationed  at Nelson as a constable, lias received iiistrm-tioii.-to pro-  eeed to Revelstoke and relieve ".lack" Kirkup, govcrn-  iiient agent ut that, pl.iee. who is under investigation on  most trivial charges.  Hev.    Father   Huno/.   of   the   Catholic  church left, Xelson on Friday for Mission City, where he  will be stationed for a time. The name of his successor  is not known al Nel-on.  A resitlent of Kevelsfokc writes Till-:  Ticmi'Ni:: "In a paragraph in a recent issue of Tin-:  Tkiulni: you make menl on of lawn tennis and cricket  being played in the London parks. I per.-ume you refer  to London. Ontario, a> neither cricket nor lawn tennis  are allowed in the parks, of.'l.oiidon, F.iigland, though, of  course, both are played in the suburban recreation  grounds."  .1. A. Kirk and A. I<L Hodgins came in from  Forty-nine creek on Thursday. The hitler reports he will  have' tho plant of the Net-on Hydraulic .Mining Company  all in place by the'J.-ith in-tant��� and Ihe former expects  that sluicing will surely begin by May Nt. The snow in  rapidly disappearing, and tho ground is bare in spots.  Property-owners and residents on Victoria street, west of ICootenay. arc doing that which  should be more generally done, that is, planting tiecs on  the street.  There tire eight patients in the hospital  at Nelson, and every effort is- being made by the directors  to make the institution what it must, in time, become���  a general hospital for West Kootenay district..  George A. Kecfer of Victoria, the engineer under whose direction t.he work of reclaiming land  iu this valley of the Kootenay is being done, is in Nelson  awaiting transportation to the reclamation works. If  his company lias no mishaps, it expects to have at least  ��� SUi'KI acres reclaimed by fall.  The anniversary service   of   Kootenay  Lodge, No. 10, T. 0/0. F., will be held in the public school  building on tomorrow at 11 o'clock. The members of-the.  lodge will nteet at their ball at 10 o'clock.  The registrar of  the  county court has  entered over one hundred how cases for trial since the  last term of court, und there are also a number of adjourned eases. Is it not nearly time for a sitting of the  county court in southern Kootenay?  If John ToLson does not make haste to  rot urn   to   Nelson, his   neighbor  across  Stanley street.  ��� Harold Scions, will out-distance him in the horticultural  liiu.  Among the move or less prominent residents of neighoringcampsand towns visiting Nelson during the weeu wore .".lap" King, of New Denver; "Mat"  Ouihrie, of Kaslo; John .McNeil, of Ainsworth; Hamilton M vers, Jr., of Kaslo: Charles Dundee, of Trail Creek  di-triet: O. G. Dennis, of Kaslo: G. W. Hughes, of Slocan  district: G.-H. Wright, of Ainsworth: \\. M. Newton,  of Fort Sheppanl: John L. itetallack, of Kaslo; \V. A.  Coplin. of New Deliver; William Van Gasken, of llon-  ner's Ferry.  \V. Gesner Allan was in Chicago on the  2nd instant, en route to California, where he has a  brother, who is u draughtsman in the United Slates navy  yard at Mare Island.  G.  A. Bigelow is starting-a. zoological  garden in a small way. He has a monkey, a parrot,  and two vacant lots on the corner of Baker and Josephine  streets.  Now  is  the time  for  residents  of the  towns in Kootenay to clean up and burn accumulated  rubbish, as there is little danger of tire spreading owing  to tho dampness of the ground. The people of Nelson,  particularly, should see to it that the brush and fallen  timber, in exposed places, is got rid of.  The townsite at  the  mouth  of "Wilson  creek, on Slocan lake, has been naui'id Itosebery, in  honor of the prime minister of Great Britain. Nearly all  our great politicians and statesmen have been so honored  in West Koolenay.  C.J. Loewen of  Victoria   is  in  Nelson  distributing maps of the townsite of Three Forks. Mr.  .Loewen is one of the directors of tho Inland Construction  & Development Company, the company that has the contract for building the Nakusp & Slocan railway.  Kev. Mr. Turner of the Methodist church  left Nelson on Friday for a .'{-weeks' visit to Kamloopsand  Vancouver.  A. H. Clements is building an addition  to his resilience on Victoria street, and contractors McDonald & McArthiir have the frame up of captain Mc-  Morris's residence on Stanley street. These improvements are being made on lots sold on building conditions  by the government.  The effort that is being made at Kaslo  to hold the solid vote of that town for the government  candidate for member shows how willing people are to  lick the hand that smites them.  A man that will renounce life-long  principles in order to gratify inordinate political ambition  is to be pitied.  "Kaslonian. 1 charge thee. Ming away ambition:  liy that sin fell tin; angels."'  Trains are arriving and departing on  time over both the Nelson ti Fort Sheppard ami Columbia & Kootenay railways, although the roadbeds of both  are not in lirst-class condition.  The   wagon  road to  the   Nelson 6c Fort  Sheppard depot will be completed by Wednesday of next  week. The grade is a fairly good one. aud when completed the road will be passable at all times, as the  swampy places have been corduroyed.  IL  (J.  Sheppard   and   family  have  left  Nelson for Victoria, where they will live hereafter. Mr.  Sheppard was engineer on the steamer Nelson.  A.s   will   be  seen  by  an   advertisement  that appears elsewhere on this page, the Nelson Klo'tric  Light Company is calling for lenders lo install an incau-  desccnt-ligliling plant.  The following donations were received  at the ho-pital this week: From It. IC. Lemon, box of  apples: from Airs. S<|iiire. blankets anil sheets.  It. A. Mealey has had plans prepared for  a .'ill by .'ti-foot 2-story olllce building that he intend*  erecting on West Maker street, east of the Marrctt block.  There will be t wo ollices on the first, floor mid live rooms  on the second.   The contract, will oc let next week.  The lime-kiln near the crossing of (he  Kootenay. live miles west of Nelson, is again iu full blast,  and its product is being delivered at the warehouse in  Nelson.  The   vacant  lots  on   the   north   side of  Maker street, between Josephine and Hall, arc being  cleared for a base-ball and foot-hall ground. A bandstand will be erected at Ihe corner of Josephine and  Baker streets.  II. G. McMicken, general agent of the  Great Northern railway at Toronto, Ontario, and C. D.  1'orler, ex-manager of the Custer mine, in the Cicur d'-  Alones. were in Nelson this week. The former is looking  after business for his road, and the latter i.- on the lookout for a mine that will pay to work.  The bachelors of Nelson will give their  lirst ball a I. Ilremen's hall on Thursday evening next. It  promises tube as swell an a Hair, com pa ra lively speaking,  as the annual ball given by the bachelors of New Vork  city.  French Academy of Science it was demonstrated that in the last two centuries  the average size of that toe 1ms decreased  so much so that instead of three joints it  has most frequently only two, aud that,  in addition, the nerves and muscles controlling it are slowly becoming useless.  Changed His Mind.  V,. K Cov iu the Spokane  Iteview, April 13th. 18111:  ' ��� " I am glad to be able  to say that this judge and  jury are not typical Canadians, and that there are  many good people, iu Canada. Nuticeable was this  from the very kind treatment I received from the  ulllciiils I have been with  and from the very many  friends in Kaslo, who have  done all they could for me  in this darkest dav of my  existence. As 1 hope lo  meet my darling babe, who  is in heaven, I am wholly  innocent. 1 was at the woman's house by her own invitation. I did not assault  the woman. I violated no  law and I feel as sure as  anything on earth that had  I been from any country on  earth than the t'nitcd  Slates i.lic case would have  been thrown out of court  wiihoufi irial. I was never  so proud that 1 was born  fought under  inblem of liberty.  K. K. Cov iu the Spokane  Iteview. November ai, 1SSI-:  In your weekly of the 10th  K. C.  Carpenter states the  people  of the Kaslo-Slocan  country would be belter oil'  were  they annexed  loathe  United  States, but  wholly  fail- to give a reason. After  ,i   six    months'    residence  there   I   unhesitatingly declare that we are lunch butler oil'as we are.    '    ' The  laws arc ion  lo oue belter  there   than   here.     During  my six muni lis' residence in  ihe   new   mining   town   of  Kaslo.   Hindu  up of  people  from all parts of the world.  e\'ccpl one occasion   I have  not -ecu or heard of a need i  tocall apciceollicer. .There i  are had men  there from all j  parts of I he world, but they |  are remarkable docile.    *    " ;  Oue man jumped another's ;  claim   because   his   stakes |  were not <niite large enough  and lhe writing not, exactly !  right.    After  patiently lis- I  tuning to the evidence judge ' and    have  Walkem said to the juniper:   America's  "It    wasn't   neighborly, in  you   to   jump   this   man's  claim, for  prospectors and  miners are not; supposed to  be lawyers, or 'to carry pen,  ink, and paper, and you,.sir,  couldn't have this claim  if  his stakes   wern't"one-half  as large as they are."    And  thu   would-be   robber   was  only too glad to get out, of  the'pri'sence of the august,  .nidge.    h        I could lillThe  Review with valid reasons  showing that we are better  of!-   in   Canada    than    we  would tinrler   Uncle Sam's  wing-.    '    y   So much am I  iu love wilh  the   country,  the   people, and  the laws,  that immediately on my return I  am going to swear  allegiance lo the crown and  become a full-fledged Canadian.    '    "   Yc people  of  thu United States,   ���*   *   I  -ay lo you. 1  quit: you cold.  The Road Will be Built.  If Alex '13wen of New Westminster has  passed his word that the Kaslo it Slocan  railway people have made all financial  arrangements''to insure the speedy commencement of-construction work on the  railway, the people of Kaslo can gamble  their last dollar that the road will be built,  for there is not a "squarer" man in British  Columbia than Mr.'liweii.  ���WANTED,   FOR  fAiivtjrtiscinmits lunltri- this lit'iul tu-n  SALE,  ri'lltN :\   \V(  ETC.  -Ml   ���M.ll  iiis.-i'ti.ni. |  WANTED���A smart, good girl to do  Hotel Phair, Nelson, B.C.  chamber work at  'TTTANTKD���A pantmakei', or an apprentice.  ��"     V. J. Squire,.merchant tailor. Nelson, 15.  Apply to  C.  WANTIOD���A woman conk at Kootenay Lake General  ���Hospital.   Apply   to  (!.   A.   Migelow,   secretary,  TpOR SALE OK LEASE���f.'ood hotel, in one of the best  -1- parts of Nelson. Si/.o, .'i7 by TO feeL : two stories; il  bed-rooms. Furnished throughout. Heady for immediate occupation. A lirst-class chance for the right person.  Apply to Duncan McDonald, ICaslo. Ii. C; or to C. Hiini-  ber, West, Baker street, Nelson, Ii. (J.  TENDERS WANTED���The undersigned will receive  up till noon on May I'Jtli, ISill, tenders for supplying  and installing one incandescent dynamo of a nominal  capacity of Kit) Iti-candle power lights. ti. A. Migelow,  president Nelson Electric Light Company.  s.  (Ltd.)  In  TIME   TABLE   NO.  2.  jfl'ect, Tuesday, April 17th. ISill.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Lytton.  (Connecting with the Canadian   Pacilic Railway for all  .Eastern and Coast points.)  Leaves Itobson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5 p. in.  Leaves Itevelstoke on Mondays and Thursdays at,1 a. in.  Passengers from Nelson should take the C."& K. trains  leaving at ,'i p. in. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Kaslo  Route���Steamer Nelson.  (Connecting with Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway for  all Eastern and Coast points and for Spokane.)  Leaves NELSON- Leaves KASLO-  Monrlays at!) a. in. Sundays at S a. m.  Wednesdays at 5:11) p. in.       Tuesdays at 'A a. in.  Thursdays at a p. in. Thursdays at 8 a. in.  Saturdays at ;">: 10 p. in. ' Fridays at ,'i a. in.  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Spokane.  (Connecting with (treat Northern railway for all east-  ,.-        em points. Spokane and the Coast.)  Leaves Kaslo at 'A a. in. and Nelson at 7:15 a. in. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Leaves Bonner's Furry at. li a. m. on Wednesdays and  Saturdays. -        The company reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For full information, as to tickets, rates, etc., apply al,  the company's oflice. Nelson: I!. C.  T. ALLAN, Secretary.       .1. W. TROUP, Manager.  Hunter &  McKinnon,  General Merchants,  New   Denver  and   Silverton.  Keep on hand at both   places everything required  the prospector, miner, and mine owner.  by  The little  human foot.  Becoming Useless.  toe is  distippcarino; from the  Ata recent  meeting of the  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuant to the "Creditors'Trust  Oouds Act. IKdO."  Notice is hereby given that .lames McDonald and  James Smart, trading under I lie llriu name of James McDonald & Company, of the town of Nelson, province of  British Columbia, furiiit un: dealers, iui ve hy deed bearing date the '.lth day of April, ISill, assigned all their real  and personal properly liable to execution unto William  A. Jowett of Ihe said town of Nelson, agent, iu trust for  I he benefit of all their creditors. The said deed of assignment, was executed by the said assignors and trustee on  the (Hit day of April. A. II. IHil-l. All persons having any  claim against flic said firm of James McDonald & Company are hereby rei|iiirod to forward particulars of the  sanie. duly verified, to the said trustee, William A.  Jowett. on or before the 1st rluy of Juno. A. I). ISiM. and  all persons indebted to the siiiil'llrui are requested to pay  I he amount, of such indebtedness to the said trustee forthwith. After llic said 1st. day of June. IH!M, the trustee  will proceed to distribute the assets of the said estate  amongst Ihc parties nnt.il.lcd thereto, having regard only  to t lie -claims of which he shall then have received notice.  JOHN  KLLIOT, linker street. Nelson,  -.Solicitor for the trustee.  Ila'cd, Ibis I7lh day of April, IWII.  KOOTENAY LODGE NO. 16 I. 0. 0. F.  The anniversary service of tin,- above order will be held  in the school house on .Sunday, April 'J:iiid, services to  commence nt 11 a. in. The oddfellows will meet at. their  hall at, 10 ii. iu. All sojourning brothers cordially invited  to at lend. WILLIAM  HODSON. N (1..  OKOItOK I!. NAD ION, .Secretary.  Adapted From an Australian Paper.  |HI'..SI'i:UTI'l'I.I.V   lNKCUlltHl) TO  DIDATKS  IN   WKST  TIIK   OOVKUN.MKNT  KOOTKNAV.l  (Jeiitle youth, if you're aspiring to an eminence, political,  JMark the methods that old politicians show;  He judiciously shortsighted, not impertinently critical.  To'unpleasant circumstances give no study analytical,  Shut your eyes and swear the facts are so and so.  Should a very trying trouble  Call for cure by hook or crook,  Trent the matter as a bubble  If it doesn't suit your book.  With a witticism prick it���  Or you really needn't mind  If yoiir hearings not "the ticket,"  And your'rejusl a lirtle blind.  When you say you'll show a  surplus, should   there be a  big'deficiency.  Do not let that fact disturb you in the least.  Hut insist there is a surplus as a proof of' your ellluiency,  And, remember, bo consistant, on  no possible condition  see ,  Any famine where you'vesaid there is a feast.  'I'llis most edifying practice  lias been followed here before,  With persistency and tact 'tis  Like to catch on as of yore.  Should an interfering paper  The true circumstances find.  Work thu customary caper--  Be conveniently blind.  Let no cries for drastic measures reach your sensitive  auricular  If such laws would pain the party at your back.  In thu people's cause you  must   maintain you re  tireless  and particular  But bo careful whilst protesting to preserve your perpendicular  That, in politics, is the essuntial knack. ._.  If you're bound in one direction,  And admirers try to show  That the course of your selection  Is an evil way logo,  On famed Nelson's notion sei/.e you���  Seem to have an open mind.  But be deaf to what don't please you,  And dis.cnminat.ely blind.  When the people show they're weary of your dominance  pragmatical,  And are eager to eject you from your place.  Though they will express their weariness in signs and  sounds emphatical.  You'll insisl with pious ardor and assertions autocratical  "fis impossible tho facts can be the case.  Though your following forsakes you.  You must still refuse to see;  And as fate almost o'ertakesyou.  You'll protest it cannot be.  When at last you lose possession.  Then insist���but seuui resigned���  That the people lack discretion,  And are criminally blind.  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 G-lassware at cost.  W. A. JOWETT  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  Groceries, Hardware, Dry Goods, Clothings Boots and Shoes,  Stoves and Tinware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors and  a Complete Line of Builders' Material and Miners' Supplies,  Sewing* Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  Leg*al Forms, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  School Supplies  a Specialty.  Itlii'KKSBXTIXG:  The Confederation Life Association. The Phoenix Fire  Insurance (Joinpaiiy. Tho Dominion Huildiny & Loan  .Association of Toronto, Ktc.  MINES INSPECTED "AND  REPORTED  UPON.  .Several good lots in government townsites of New Denver and Nelson to bu sold cheap.  Stores and oflices to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS  IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  Apply at, once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  IFKOHSTT  STEEET,   K^SLO.  Clothing, Bry Ms, Boots, Shoes, (tories, Hardware, Iron and Steel.  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,  AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH  SUPPLIES.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  ��  W.F. TEETZEL & CO.  CHEMISTS and  :      DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  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  isrE^sTDEZsr^rsii  EEYELSTOKE  ^nsro    ZNT-A-IKITjrsiP  GROCERIES, HARDWARE,  iners9. Supplies . and-.-.- General  erchandise  Shoes   Just  Appivecl I  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.  o  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  SEE THAT YOU  GET THEM.  IT WILL  PAY YOU  IN THE END.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  A SECOND RAILWAY IN  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  REBATE   ALLOWED   FOE.   GOOD   BTJILIDinSTG-S.  HUDS0NS' BAY CO.,  Baker Street, Nelson.  AfI PINTS FOR: Jo.-  (lurry Flour MIIIh,  "Walkerville.  , Schlitz, Milwiiukee, U.S.A.; P'ort  Winnipeg; Iliniin Walker & Sonn,  Fipst-Class Dressmaking  Miss A. Bruner is now with Mrs. McLaughlin, dressmaker, Josephine street, Nelson.  Cutting, fitting, and sewing equal to any  dressmaking establishment in Spokane or  Victoria.   Prices reasonable.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  APPLY   EOIR    PEICES,    3VC-A.PS,    ETC.,   TO  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.  fiig  MM  WW  .I'A-t...  ..��M,'i:-  :-i.j':'.  il  .11V .'���.���.-  .r ft*..*''  B-.W1. ^v.  ��� j ' . Hi/"  *    J*-11  T p~jT\7.��T,r  f''V^-  "it  !*.  yz  ���       .*.   ��� * r  '���t--l,'.-t'  {�����


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