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Array 1���BW8BBIfifcM8feH  -Py  'o��,  ^ciuir.Gfeb  H  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.  SECOND  YEAR.-NO.  23.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, APRIL 2S,   I89J  s  Completed or Under Construction and  boat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  ig   Camps   and   Towns ��� in   Koote-  y   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  ONE  DOLLAR A YEAR  AN  EDITOR   RAKES   A  PREMIER.  MR.   COTTON'S   OPINION   OF   THAT   PROGRESSIVE   MAN,   MR.   DAVIE.  The Latter Shown up as a Man who Would  Surround Himself with Mere Voting Machines, and who is not Over-Scrupulous in  His Methods.  If premier Davie is nob n, much overrated man, editor Cotton of tiie Vancouver  New-Advertiser, at least, believes he is  ancl says so. A perusal of Llic following  may convince others that'editor Cotton  has premier Davie sized up right:  The announcement made by us in Sunday's issue that Mr. JJrown, M. P. P. for  New Westminster, will not seek re-election  at the general election, would not cause  much surprise to that gentleman's colleagues in the opposition in the legislature. For some lime it has been known  by them that Mr. Brown would make  such a decision for reasons which he made  - public at a. meeting of some of his political friends on Saturday last. Mr. .Brown's  retirement from political life will be regretted, not merely by his political associates and his constituents, but by a large  number of persons throughout the province. A fluent speaker, a ready debater,  possessed of dauntless courage, and at his  best in the hottest of the fray. Mr. Brown,  in four years during which he has been a  member of the legislature, has made a  reputation for himself, inferior to that of  few, if any, of his contemporaries. His  retirement from the legislature is, therefore, a distinct loss, and it is not probable  that in the new house his place will be  completely filled.  To the independent wing of the opposition party he has rendered signal aud val-  ."uable service. Always ready to take his  part in a debate and to supply the- place  of another member; he co-operated heartily with his colleagues in the arduous  struggle in which they were engaged with  opponents, who outnumbered, them by  three to one. "''.���'������'.':  ���We'only .give expression to the general  feeling when we say that his decision not  again to solicit their 'suffrages has occasioned much regret among the citizens of  New Westminster. Even those .who,differed ��� from his political views admired  his pluck'and could not refuse to acknowledge his ability. With his retirement  from active participation in politics the  hostility which keen political differences  sometimes engender will be forgotten, ancl  as'time.passes'Mr. Brown will more than  ever be held as a man of whom his fellow-  citizens are proud.  .But there is one  matter  in  connection  with the retirement of Mr. Brown  which  must not be passed over in silence, and of  wliich, jf we 'mistake not, much more will  be heard'in the course of the campaign  than will be pleasant to Mr. Davie and his  henchmen.     While,   no  doubt,   the -post-  office   department    officials   have   only  adopted a course for which there is ample  precedent or authority, in deciding that  he must either resign his  position in the  service or retire from provincial politics,  no   intelligent   person   will   believe that  such a step would have been taken unless  for  some   other  and   outside   influence.  The fact that for four years he has  held  the position of representative in the legislature aud the postmastership, is sufficient  to show that there is no necessary incompatibility   in   the   same   person   holding  both.     it   is,   however,   well   known  to  many of  Mr.   Brown's friends  that  for  months-past Mr. Davie has been exerting  all his influence to drive Mr. Brown out  of the legislature.    Ever since the memorable casligaiion administered to the  premier by that gentleman ab a, public meeting in Sew Westminister, the former has  been  seeking   revenge.    That he should  adopt a'method  so contemptible as that  wliich  has proved successful,  is  nothing  to men of his calibre.    Knowing his inferiority in debate, dreading those sharp  thrusts which have so often covered   the  leader  of the   house  with   ridicule and  confusion,    it   mattered    little     to   Mr.  Davie    what    method    of   ending    the  annoyance   must   be   adopted,   so   long  as it attained the desired end.    lie hinted  in the house a.s far  back as January that  such means would   probably be found for  getting' rid of the presence of the member  for New Westminster.    Nor is Mi: Brown  , the only member of the opposition party  whose political career the premier is anxious to end.    Conscious  that they cannot  be defeated at the polls, othcraucl ignoble  ways must be devised.  Men who can hold  their own and  overmatch  him in debate  are not those whom  Mr. Davie wishes to  see in the legislature, whether on one side  of the house or  the oilier.    All he  wants  are mere machines, ready to register his  decrees; men conscious of their own puny  talents and content to do his behests for  the little notoriety or other and more substantial rewards which  their positions as  members may secure for them.    Is it any  wonder that no men of recognized ability  or commanding inlluence among their fellows are to be found willing to come forward as supporters of the government''  Even   promises  of  place   and   office are  scarcely   sufficient   to   induce   second or  third-rate men to come out under such ignoble conditions.   The same degrading influence is  to be observed  in   the press of  the province.  With one or two exceptions  ���and they are merely hirer! adventurers,  journalistic    chameleons   which    change  color with every change of government--  there is not a single newspaper which supports the government  that is not owned,  either wholly or in part, by Mr. Davie and  his   intimates.    This   was denied   iu  one  case a few months ago, but some disclose-  nies in court shortly afterwards showed  that those denials were falsehoods, and  there our statement cannot be refuted.  Popular government has never flourished  elsewhere where the press is servile and  purchasable, and British Columbia is no  exception. But Mr. Davie has improved  on this and will not be content until he  has also a legislature composed entirely of  tools or incapablcs.  If anything were wanting to prove the  accuracy  of our statements, it  would be  found in bheopen manifestations in thegov-  ernnient organs of delight at Mi: Brown's  retirement.   The  way they slobber  over  his abilities, now that it is supposed they  are rendered unavailable  to  his party, is  ludicrous.    It is difficult to decide whether  the display is more sickening or more injudicious on the part of those guilty of it.  Had they or their master any  political  sagacity  they would  perceive' that  this  action in regard to Mr.  Brown (is about  the most suicidal  wliich could have been  adopted.    .It means scores of votes for Mr.  Kennedy, Mr. Brown's assured successor  in the seat.    It means more than this.    It  will stir  ii])  the  people  throughout the  province and gain other seats for the opposition.    Nothing   bub such   acts could  bring  out   in   the   strongest  light   two  things.    One is  the desperate position of  the government; the acknowledgment of  its leader that he cannot avoid defeat unless every opponent of ability  is driven  off the field,   whether  by fair means  or  foul.   The other is that no man. no party,  would resort to such disreputable expedients were not the objects sought to be attained,   when a  renewal  of power shall  have been secured, such as would  be  denouncer!   by  every   honest ami  capable  man  in  the  legislature.    The voters will  COMMISSIONERS   APPOINTED.  Na-  Two   Eminent  Judges  Will  Conduct  the  kusp & Slocan Investigation.  The following is published by authority  in the British Columbia Cazette.    According to it, the chief justice of the supreme  court of British Columbia and a judge of  the exchequer court of Canada are  the  royal commissioners who will examine into the Nakusp and  Slocan   railway deal,  whereby the credit of  the  used to help three or four  bodies" build a  railway in  nay.    Both judges are above  suspicion;  but they will not be able to get at the true  inwardness  of the deal which  they are  appointed to investigate.   The  men  who  are in the deal are too smart to be caught.  POSTOPFICE   STATISTICS.  province  was  "shiftless no-  West Koote-  noto these things.  NEWS   PERSONALITIES.  Senator Hale is known in Washington  as bhe most skillful mixer of cocktails of  all the men in public life there.  Sir Charles Ross, who. is the first married man to row in English university  boat-races, rowed in one of the crews this  year.   He was-married two years ago.  Mr. Gladstone wrote recently to a  friend: "Jf any one asks you how I am,  tell him I feel like an established church,  with bracing breezes blowing arounrl me."  Hud yard Kipling is by no meansdepeii-  dent upon the fruits of his pen for an income. He has estates in Vancouver,  which bring him in a handsome amount  yearly.  Colonel Bob Tngersoll, it is said, will  realize at least iif by,thousand dollars from  his lectures this year. He makes more  monev on the platform than by his law  prac ice.  A currently reported utterance of queen  Victoria is to the effect that there were  two men who not only never-toadied to  her, but at times flatly contradicted her.  One is Gladstone, the other was her devoted servant, John Brown.  Lord Rosebery made his debut as an  orator at the age of fourteen, when he  addressed a. company of volunteers to  whom his grandfather -was giving a  luncheon, and spoke so eloquently and  with so much self-possession as to astonish  his'auditors.  Lieutenant John II. Alexander, U.S.A.,  is dear!. He was the third of the colored  race to become a commissioned officer of  the army. He was graduated' from West  Point in 1887, and had been on duty as a  professor of military tactics at a college  for young men of his race in Wilberforce,  Ohio.  Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Goelet of New  Y'ork recently gave a dinner-party at  their villa in Cannes for the prince of  Wales. After dinner, bhe party was entertained by Mile. Yvette Guilbert, who  came from Paris for the occasion and who  received as a. fee, it is said, three thousand  dollars.  John Birlrlulph Martin, the husband of  Victoria vV'oodhull, who has been unsuccessfully fighting the British Museum,  comes of an old English Quaker family  which prides itself on its intense res pee tar  bility. He is a partner in the banking  firm of Biddulph, Martin cV, Co., the oldest  in the city of .London, and is a writer of  no mean repute.  John Chamberlin says that Chester A.  Arthur was the greatest gourmet of his  time, and Roseoe Colliding came next.  Not a. member of president Harrison's  cabinet was particularly devoted to line  fare. President Cleveland knows much  about good dining and appreciates its advantages, and ex-speaker Heed is developing an artistic comprehension of what is  bes t.  The marquis of Tweeddalo holds directorship of more joint-stock companies  than any other member of either of the  two houses of parliament. He is on the  boards of nearly three dozen of them.  Previous to his accession he occupied a  subordinate position iu the civil service;  but on becoming a marquis at once turned  his coronet to profitable account, as what  is known in London as a "guinea-pig"'���  directors of city companies receiving ordinarily a fee of oue or two guineas for  each meeting of the board that they attend.       Damage Repaired.  The washout on the Columbia it Kootenay railway has been repairer!, and trains  are now running over its entire length on  schedule time. The washout was causer!  by a timber slide coming clown a small  creek, Ol miles west of Nelson. The creek-  is spanned by two bridges, one of wliich  was carried out entire, and it is now lying  on the south bank of Kootenay river; the  other was so badly wrecked that it had to  be built anew. Altogether, about tfOO  feet of new rail had to be put in, the old  ones being so badly bent and twisted as  to be unfit for use.'  Victoria, by the grace of God, of the United Kingdom  of Great. Britain and Ireland, and of the colonies and dependencies thereof, Queen, Defender of the Knith, etc.,  etc., etc.  To the Honourable .Sir Matthew 1'aillic Iicgbic, I'll (jht.  Chief Justice of Hritish Columbia, and tho i-Ionorable  George Whcelock liurbidge, Judge of the I'xchequer  Court of Canada, Greeting:  It having been resolved amongst Llic proceedings of the  legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia  at its last session :  "That whereas, acting under the advice of the executive council, his honor the lieutenant-governor has been  pleased to give a provincial guarantee of interest upon  the bonds of the N'akusp & Slocan Kaihvay Company lo  the extent of I per cent, per annum on $25,fW0 per mile for  i.wenty-live years and by the like advice has, in the  agreement for the guarantee of interest, reserved the  right to substitute bonds guaranteeing principal at the  rate of ��17,.*!H) per mile, together with interest at a rate  per minimi sullieient Lo enable tho company to realize  par, but in no case to exceed I per cent per annum;  "And whereas, by message from bis honor the lieuten-  ant-govurnor, with the advice aforesaid, a, bill has bien  introduced for the purpose of guaranteeing principal and  interest in manner mentioned in the said agreement:  "And whereas, it has been stated by the honorable the  member for Nanaimo distriet, in his place in the house of  assembly, that it appeared that the honorable the loader  of the government, had been working for the coinpiny  :iwl not for the province, and it has also been insinuated  in the said house of assembly by other honorable members, although not directly charged, that the members of  the executive council were actuated by corrupt motives  in advising his honor the lieutenant-governor in relation  to the matters aforesaid:  "'therefore bo it resolved, that an humble address be  presented to his honor the lieutenant-governor, praying:  him to appointa royal commission to enquire whether the:  honorable the premier, in advising the said guarantee,  worked for the company and not for the province, and  whether corrupt motives of any kind existed with or influenced his honor's ministers in the advice tendered by  them to his honor the lieutenant-governor in relation to  the !s'akusp & Slocan Railway Company, and whether  any of his honor's ministers have or had any interest, directly or indirectly, iii the Nakusp & Slocan Railway  Company, or in the construction company, cither in furnishing materials or supplies, or in any way whatsoever;"  which resolution was approved by an order of his honor  the lieutenant-governor in council dated the Kith day of  April, ISill.  Now know ye, that, iu pursuance of the said resolution  and order in council, and reposing especial trust in your  loyalty, integrity, and ability, wo do hereby, in pursuance  of the powers contained in the "Public Inquiries Act,"  and of all other powers and authorities us in that behalf  enabling, constitute and appoint you. the. said sir ..Mat-;,  thew tsaillie Begbie and George Wheelock Burbidge.  jointly, and each of you separately, to bo commissioners  with the power of making enquiry into all and every of  the matters aforesaid so far as the same refer to the good  government of this province, or reflect upon the conduct  of any part of the public business thereof, together with  the power of summoning before you, or cither of you,  any party or witnesses, and of requiring thorn to  give evidence on oath, orally or in writing, or on  solemn aflirination (if they be parties entitled to aflirm in  civil matters), and to produce such documents and things  as you, or either of you. may deem requisite to the full  investigation of the matters aforesaid; and we empower  and direct you the said commissioners, or either of you,  to report the facts found by you, in writing, toourlie.i-  tenaiit-govornor of our said province of Hritish Columbia immediately, or as soon as conveniently may he, after  you shall have concluded such enquiry, together with  the views wliich you, or either of you may have formed  in relation to the matters aforesaid as a result of the said  enquiry, and that you do and perform all those matters  and things in and about the taking of tho said enquiry as  by law iii that behalf you are authorized to do.  In testimony whereof, we have caused these our  letters to be made patent, and the great seal of the province of British Columbia to be hereunto aflixed: Witness the honourable ICdgar Dewdney, lieutenant-governor of our said province of British Columbia, in our  said City of Victoria, this twentieth day of April, in the  year of our Lord one thousand eii?ht hundred and ninety-  four, and in the lifty-soventh year of our reign.  Bv command.  JAiri'3 BAKI'tt. Provincial Seeretarv.  The  Cost  of  Transporting  Mails  in  East and  West Kootenay.  For the year ending June 80th. IS03, the  postoi'Iiee   at  Nelson   issuer!   810   money  orders, of the total value of$l"yl72.27, and  paid money orders amounting to a  total  of $5812.88.   The gross postal revenue of  the office, was $31-15.20.    The postmaster  received $-12.0-1 as his share of the money-  order business; and also received $5.'J5 as  salary. $72 as forward allowance, and $110  as allowance towards rent, fuel, and light.  (Jp to June 30th, last, Nelson wa.s the only  accounting otlice in  southern Kootenay.  The following is a   detail   of  all   payments   made for mail  transportation iu  East and   West Kootenay  for the year  ending June 30th, 1803:  WKST  KOOTKN'AY.  ���Ainsworth and wharf; It. K. Green; !200 yards;  'A trips per week : 1 month and 15 days ��     10 00  ���Ainsworth and wharf; I. ,1. Jenkins; one-fourth  .   mile; (i trips per week; 5 months        .'il 7."  Ainsworth and wharf; U. V. Green; one-fourth  mile; I! trips per week; li months        2f> 50  Balfour and wharf; If. 1). Beck ; 100 yards; (Strips  per week ; 'A months  ;"> 00  Balfour and   wharf; C. W. Busk;  100 yards: (i  trips per week: (I months         10 0(1  Bonner's Kerry and steamer landing at foot of  ICootenay lake; Cheney & Smith; 00 miles; ,'i  trips per week; 1 month and 11 days      'A2D 00  llleeillewaet  and   railway station;  A.   C.   Mo-  Arthur; one-eighth mile; 12 trips per week; 12  months         10 00  ICaslo and wharf ;J. B. Wilson ; one-fourth mile;  G.trips per week : 7 months        II lit!  Nakusp and   Xew Denver:   U.  S. Thomas;  28  miles; 1 trip per week; special service       102 nfl  Naku��n and New Denver; il. I-Iarshaw; 2S miles;  1 trip per week; special service         (i!) 00  Nakusp and New Denver;  C.  \V.  Ay]win;  28  miles; 1 trip per week: special service        12 Si  Nakusp and New Denver; Sanders and jMadden;  special service ..-         (i 00  Nakusp and wharf;   V. S. Thomas; .'iilO yards; li  trips per week; i months        12 00  Nelson and New-Denver:   W.  S.   Murray:  fiO  miles; as required: 4 months '.      37."> 1)0  Nelson and Northporr,: Columbia & Kootenay  ���  Steam Navigation Companv; 72 miles; as required; I months from December 1st, 1SD2   I,(i<)0 00  Nelson and railway station; Wilson & Pjrdue;  three-fourths mile; as required; 10 months, to  !    January 31st, 18-13.       138 7fl  Nelson and wharf;   Wilson & Perdue: one-half  ...'. mile; (i trips per,week; 10 months, to January  'r 31st, 1893, and arrears...       .">7 7"  jRcvelstoke and railway station; C Abraham-  ���''��� son; 2 miles; 12 trips per week; 12 months   Revelstoke station ana railway station; IT. J.  Bourne; 40 yards; 12 trips per week: I2months  Revelstoke.mid wharf; C. Abrahamson; I mile:  0 trips per week; 8months     Robson and Sproat; L. Levesquc; special trips..  Robson railway station and wharf; N. Sieotte;  '���'-������-400 yards; as required; 5 months and 15days..  Trail Greek and wharf; K. S. Topping; 100 yards  (i trips per week; 9 months '.-....' ���  ' BAST KOOTENAY.  Beaver and railway station; W. G. Neilson ; 200  '������:-yards; 12 trips per week; 12 months   'Cranbrook and Golden; V. P. Armstrong: 200  miles; fortnightly and monthly; !) months   Donald and railway station ; l{. W. Patmoro:  one-half mile; 12 trips per week: 12 months...  Field.and railway station; II. G. Pardons; 200  yards; 12 trips per week; 12 months   Golden and railway station; C. A. Warren; 400  yards; 12 trips per week ; 12 months    .  Golden and St. Kugene Mission; Upper Columbia  Tramway & Navigation Company: 200 miles;  fortnightly and monthly; 3 months from January 1st, 18!>3, and special trips       430 00  27(1 no  40 00  GO 50  7 (X)  17 50  15 IK)  GO 00  8S2 50  120 00  100 00  120 00  The Great Northern Strike.  St. Paul, April 27th.���After a 2-hours  conference with president Hill, behind  closed doors, the representatives of the  railway men issued an order at noon today calling out the Great Northern men  in St. Paul and Minneapolis and all over  the Great Northern system. The American Railway Union men say it is now a  fight to a finish. A passenger train for  Great Falls, Montana, was sent out at 8:50  this morning, manned by an okl crew. It  was attacker! at it street crossing, when  the engineer, fireman, and baggageman  rpiit. the conductor alone staying with  the train. The engine was sent to the  roundhouse. President Hill refuses to  arbitrate unless the men return to work,  and says he will compel the federal government to help him out of his difficulty.  The Third United States infantry is held  iu readiness to assist the United States  marshal's deputies in arresting the strikers at St. Cloud who interfere with the  running of freight trains. Governor Nel-  ton says there is no occasian to call out  the State troops. Itisstaterl on goorl authority that the general manager of the  Great Northern has resigned.  IIki.k.va, Montana, April 27th.���An injunction has been asked for to compel the  Great Northern to operate its road. The  petition sets forth that the company has  not tried to operate the road in Montana  since April the 1*5: that it is fully able to do  so; and that there are in Montana a sufficient number of competent and skilled  men who will work at reasonable wages.  Off for the Big Bend.  This week mine owner "Hill" Ilennessy,  assayer Hubbard, and prospector "Andy"  Whelan passed through Nelson, bound for  the Big Henri, north of Revelstoke,  where Mr. Whelan has placer ground  that he believes is rich enough to work.  Mr. Ilennessy is one of the owners of the  Noble Five group, in Slocan district, a  property that is supposed to be worth a  good many dollars, but he, like all old-  time prospectors, is restless when rich discoveries are reported iu out-of-the-way  countries. At present, the Big Bend is  the most out-of-the-way district in British  Columbia, although it is distant but a few  miles from  Revelstoke.  From the following table it will be seen  that the province ot' Ontario contributes  more than half of the gross revenue of the  postoffice department, and does more  than half of the money-order business as  well. That province, also, has almost  half the population of Canada, yet it has  but oo of the Ml members of the Dominion  parliament:  Total  Total  Gross pos  Amount of  amount of  tal reve  orders is  money or  nue.  sued.  ders paid.  Ontario   $1,8(311,305 iu  $G,3i;o,:ftx; 3i  80.512.773 87  Quebec   752,142 01  1557.315 SO  l,8Wi,2-U 28  Nova Scotia   200,132 40  1,018.111 27  1.077.893 97  Xew Brunswick..  183,870 52  029.505 12  897.301 77  Prince Kdward Is  land   3!>,<;i4 77  144.079 72  157,010 28  Manitoba   213.207 15  809.191 51  748.137 79  Northwest    Terri  71,31!) 02  43S.551 39  2:i:i.l52 47  torics      Hritish Columbia.  132.717 8(1  981,831 37  102.802 51  Knocked Out in Three Rounds.  Golden Era,  21st:    "The glove contest  on Saturday night last between two men  named Cuffe and Donaldson caused 'considerable  excitement   in   town.     F.   W.  Alymer, J. P.,'was chosen by the contestants as an impartial referee,anrl to further  show the'public that it  would be a fair  light they promised to donate all the gate  money   to   the   Golden   hospital,  in  the  event of the referee declaring the light to  be a. fraud; so as to make this sure Harry  C'onnacher, the secretary of the hospital,  kindly consented to collect the entrance  money.    About fifty or sixty  men  were  present, anrl .J. C. Greene and George Stark  officiated as timekeepers.    At hall-past {)  the referee rose amid loud  applause and  said:    "Gentlemen, it is intended  to give  you as good an exhibition of the noble art  as circumstances will permit.    The men's  names are Cuff e and Donaldson, and while  they are getting ready two local celebrities will spar three rounds, and I may add  that  if you  are   pleased   with  the  boys'  efforts   you   may   express   the   same  by  throwing   them   a  dollar or   two."   Two  boys of about J" or IS then appeared and  went  through a   performance which  reminded the onlookers of a man's first appearance on skates.    Signs of "the noble  art' were as conspicuous by their absence  as were the dollars which were showered  into   the  ring at the conclusion.    After  this performance was over the reieree introduced   what   he   termed   'the giants."  anrl asked  the audience  to   refrain  from  shouting at the men as it only distracted  their attention.    Having duly cautioned  the men the contest 'began.    Cuffe, who  was   physically   the  stronger   man,   did  what he liked with  his antagonist,   who  did not seem able  to hit hard   enough  to  hurt   anything   and   who was   painfully  slow, anrl   knocked him out in  the  third  round by a blow on the throat."  SubjoctionB of American and English Mothers.  "When I was iu America," says a writer  in the Nineteenth Century, " I was touched  by the sacrificial life of a mother. Girls  do not always marry early there. They  like a good time, and their  mothers can  not bear to part from  them, say from lo  to 2").   But when they marry, they put on  heavier chains  than  any English mother  tloes,  whose love expresses  itself differently.    American devotion to thechildren  is a religion.   Tiie  husband never dreams  of demurring' to wife anrl family quilt ing  him   for  months  at a time, and  sending  him  to   live at   his club,  if   the babies'  health or entertainment seems to call for  it.    The mother nurses them in sickness,  gives up her likes anrl dislikes, her accomplishments, her amusements, her husband,  keeps up or drops a circle at the bidding  of the irresponsible small things: she is  nurse-maid, governess, sister, all  in one,  anrl it wears her out���sometimes  injures  them���this long subjection.    In England,  we used to have a similar subjection; but  it was of the child to the mother.    English  motheis rlo not think they ought to rank  second in their own house, except to their  husbands, and  husbands are not always  aware how much of self-abnegation that  involves; the wife herself hardly knows.  She writes   i'or   him, intrigues i'or  him,  gives up her music, gives up her painting,  her reading; she can not do all, anrl husband and  house must-come first.    When  she has-brought up a-H���the .children, she  thinks her   toil  may be  lightened.    The  girls can take some of the housekeeping,  the boys can lift the strain on the family  purse."  MINING   NEWS   QF   THE   WEEK.  MUCH   DEPENDS   ON   THE   SUCCESS   OF  AN     HYDRAULIC    VENTURE.  NEW   DENVER   NEWS.  Svw Dksvfai, April 17th.  The ore chute on the   Mountain  Chief  has been  ttipperl at a depth of ll~> feet, at  wliich point there are 11   inches of solid  ore.   This   gives about  100 feet of  new  stoping ground immediately: and just as  soon tis tin  upraise has been made to the  upper level the working force will be  increased and  the Chief will start in  again  producing    ore.       A    number    of    New  Denver people went.up on Sunday afternoon to see the new strike,  and  to judge'  from the specimens they  brought, down-'  there should be no falling off in the grade  of the ore. .  11 is said that George W. Hughes will  put a force of men to work on the Best  claini at the beginning of the month. He  has now got absolute control of the,  property. Some of the highest grade ore  in the camp has beeu taken from the Best,  but there is little or 110development work  to speak of done on it.  Jack Walsh'stumped it tp the head of  the lake last week J'or the Nakusp letter  mail. He said the'sleigh'road was fit for  neither man nor beast to walk over. It  would be three weeks before puck horses  could travel over it. It need scarcely be  said that this is the auspicious time  post office inspector Fetcher takes to  switch the New Denver mail service  round-to Nakusp.  An influential meeting was held Sunday night at Three Forks,']under the  chairmanship of Jiruce- White .of the  Slocan Star, to protest against the assessment work clause in the Mineral Act.  A petition is being circulated in New  Denver and being signed by every miner  and prospector in the country 'praying  the lieutenant-governor to withhold his  assent to the bill, as it wouhf indict a  serious injury on the mining industry.  The explanation of the Keilie clause is  very easily arrived -at. A certain ring  have been grubstaking J. W. Raskins' in  the Lardo for the past two or three years  anrl J. W. Maskins has covered the Lai.do  country with stakes, many of them on .undoubtedly valuable property, ft is all.'  however, property not directly anrl immediately available. It was with the  greatest difficulty that A. W. Maskins  screwed the stuff out of his backers last  year for assessment work, and he 'had  many sulphuric moments over the operation. This year it was proposed to get  out of the difficulty without any trouble.  What does it matter to the ring if the  whole country is kept back a year? But  what was .I. Si. Keilie thinkingabout?  The Inland Development A: Construction  Company is going on its sweet way rejoicing. The paymaster's department is  busted, nor will there be any more funds  until Han McGillivray gets'round to Nakusp. In the meantime a large portion  of the bridge gang at work between New  Denver anrl Three Forks has been discharged and the men are now hanging  round with neither money nor work.  Captain Fit/.stiibbs is expected in today  or tomorrow to set men to work on t he  wagon road. If a bridge is (o be built  across the canyon it is high time it. was set  about.  Charlie Lund berg is  Sandon creek.  Bourne Brothers an  luges 011 Seventh street  building a hotel at  building two  New I )enver.  cot-  London Shopkeepers Easily Taken in.  As showing how easily London shopkeepers are taken in. .Miss Ihdliday, a  young lady of twenty live, of no occupation, and with no visible means of subsistence, has just passed her examination  in bankruptcy, with $IP.()()() liabilities and  "no assets." Her unpaid dressmakers'  and tailors'bills readier I Jf" KiilO. her gloves  totaled up to $120 (in two years), hoots to  $20.". jewelry to $270. photos to .%'{()(>. and  she also ran up a  amount of $120.  little "wine bill" to the  Oil'sprlnR of Habitual Drunkards.  Dr. Paul Gnrnier of I'aris has made a  special study of those slum children who  are the offspring of habitual drunkards,  lie says: "There is a Haw in the very nature of these young wrelche.- that the  psychologist sires clearly and notes with  apprehension t he absence of a (feet.imia te  emotions": and where they do not become  lunatics, they show "insensibility and  pitilessness."  Over One Thousand Tons of Ore Marketed  During the Month of April A Twenty-  Thousand Dollar Payment Made at New-  Denver.                   There is little to chronicle in the way of  mining news, more than that the concentrating mill  erected at the  Number Oue  mine,   in   Ainsworth   district,   was   this  week started up on a trial run aud found  to work satisfactorily.   During the mouth  II!)!) tons of ore from Trail Creek and Slocan districts were marketed.    The  value  of the ore is estimated  tit $09,080,  which  shows that, even now. when the roads to  the , mines     are     almost     impassable,  enough   ore   is    being   shipped    to    pay  for    the    development    work    that    is  being done.    The shipments will  fall  off  during the next two months, but by .Inly  1st the roads will again be  in   fairly goorl  condition, and the output of the mines in  Trail Creek, Slocan. Ainsworth, and Nelson districts will be greater than ever before.    By that  time Slocan  district  will  have an outlet  by the  Nakusp  6c Slocan  railway from the head of Slocan lake anrl  Trail   Creek   district   will  have   regular  means of communication with the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard at Waneta.  Almost Keady for Work.  If the  Nelson  Hydraulic Mining Company makes a success  of its  venture  ou  Forty-nine creek, an .impetus, will be  given hydraulic."mining that can only result in the expenditure of hundreds of  thousands of dollars in opening.up ground  in southern Ivootenay. The company has  made no parade,-but within four months  has expended over $10,000 in plant. Water  is conveyed to the ground -through 1500  feet of ditch. 2000 feet of flume, anrl 1100  feetof steel pipe ranging in size from 10  inches to I finches. Five hi mrl red feet of  sluice-boxes have been put in and three  giants ���purchased.' At present ten men  are at work on the waste ditch. AVithin  a week everything .will be in readiness to  begin sluicing. Work will be carried on  ' by two shifts of five men each. George  Atchison is in charge as superintendent.  Capitalized at Half a Million.  George Nowell, who returned to Nelson  from Victoria 011 Friday, says he has succeeded in forniinga company to take over  the Snowshoc claini, in Slocan district.  The company is capitalized at$*!00,()00 and  is named "The Hear Lake Consolidated  Mining Company, Limited Liability."  George Riley, .Gustav Leiser, Moritz Gut-  inaii, Gordon Hunter, and Mr. Nowell are  the incorporators,. and Victoria is the  .principal 'place of business of the company.        ....     ��������� -  Placer Claims Located.  F. C. Chad bourne- and -E. Applewhaite  of Nelson Inivo 'located ���several placer  claims on Salmon river anrl on Sheep  creek, a tributary of the Salmon. They  report: the snow in that country as  yet too rleep to do any kind of mining  work to'advantage. The Salmon River  country is easy of access from the Nelson  it.Fori Sheppard railway, and its entire  trade is likely to be handled at Nelson.  Will  Begin "Work in May.  John A.  Finch, who owns  the Read  Robertson group on   Four-mile creek.  Slocan district, is now in   Ncw> Vork  a  writes that he will   begin   work  early  May.    Mr.  Finch   is   a  mining  man  does what he says he.will do.    With  the McNaughts.  and the  like Finch;  onports   all   at ..work.    Four-mile  mines may yet outrival those on the  fork of Carpenter creek.  6c  in  nrl  in  who  mod  Dav-  creek  sou th  Tunnel Contract Let.  The owners of the Noble Five group, in  Sloean district, have let a contract to extend the Bonanza King No. 2 tunnel ���")<>  feet. The tunnel is now in 210 feet,  ".lack" lleiines>v was awarded the contract at $11..Ida foot.' No. ���> tunnel on the  same mine is iu 110 feet, the face showing 7  feet of vein matter, from which assays as  high as 110 ounces silver have been obtained.  Looking for a Site for a Sampler.  Braden Brothels of Helena. .Montana,  are looking up a site for sampling works.  They claim to be able to conduct the business in such 11 way as to benelit the country at large. The sampler will be located  at either New Denver or Three Forks.  The Bradens also represent the Omaha-  Grant smelting works.  A Big Payment Made.  On the Kith of April the highest cash  payment yet made in the Slocan country  became due and payable and was met.  This was I he third instailment- of the purchase price of the Alpha mine. Twenty  thousand dollars was paid over, with two  more payments ol' t he same size to follow.  Ran High in Copper.  A sample of ore from the Copper King,  a claim on the White Grouse .Mountain  district, iu the head of St. Mary's river,  was recently assayed by the government  assayer at Victoria. The return was $.'i  gold. -IJ ounces silver, and 2I.}[ per cent  copper to the Ion.  H  tee  I-'"  #3?ffff"*^l-'^^  nTJIjesi:/  ��������tcts-���TTW?:.'1-''' 'v lit'fflV'.'vT '���������ilr'.u.rAl..',r7:'r7".vfsr,-w THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, AP  RIL  2K  139-i.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TIIK Till HUM' is pulili-liL-'l on Sal urda>s. liy Joiin  UnusTOX & tin., and will l,o mailed I" subscribers  on payment, ol tlxn lioi.i.Mtn year. Xo subscription  tiikcn" for loss ilian a yen-.  REGULAR AIlVF.RTISKMKXTS printed fit llio following rates: One inch, .���?:!() n year: two inches.  S(!0 a veur; three inches SSI n your: four inches.  Silli a vbnr; live inches, $ln.'> ii year: six inches and  over, iit lhe rate of Sl."><> un "'..-h pci' month.  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I. 28,  ISHI  For .Member of the Legislative Assembly for lhe South  Riding of U'osl Kootenay District,  JOHN    FREDERICK   HUME.  PLATFORM   OF  PRINCIPLES.  AllOITKI)   ItV   IlKI.KOATKS   IX   CONVKNTION   OX   TIIK   I ITII  OK AI'HII..   ISill. c  Whereas, the men thai, upbuilt the Dominion of Canada  were not of one nativity, and if a healthy patriotic;  sentiment is to prcvoU, and only by the growlh of  such a sentiment can Canada lake a place among I'lig-  lish-spcaking nations, lhe responsibilities of government  niusl oe entrusted lo men of known capacity, and not lo  men who by accident of birth imagine themselves rulers  by Divine right.   Therefore, be it resolved ���  Kirst. That we hold a.s reprehensible tho practice of  appointing non-re.sidents to olllcial positions in interior  districts, and we maintain that all ollices. where practicable, should be tilled by residents of the district wherein  the olllcial performs duty.  Second. Special and private legislai ion not only consumes too great a part of lhe lime ibal.shonld he devoted  to the consideration of public measures, but it leads lo  practices thai tend to lessen confidence in (lie integrity  of the legi.-lative assembly, and through it an insidious  poison is disseminated that in lime will lind its way  throughout lhe whole organism of the body politic:  therelore, we favor the enactment of general laws that  will reduce to a minimum special legislation and do  away with private legislation altogether.  Third. The interests of llic province were not.  sare-giiarded iu the agreement between t lie government  and the Nakusp & sjiocan Railway Company, anil the  policy of the government in pledging the credit of the  province, in order thai, speculative companies may profit  thereby, is to be condemned.  Fourth. After making provision for the payment of  tho running expense.- of the government, expenditures  should be confined solely to the building and betterment  of wagon roads and other works thai are for the free use  and benelit of the public-al.-large. leaving to private enterprise the construction and operation of railways and  all other undertakings I'or lhe use of which the public  are required to pay.  J'iflh. The speedy adjustment of the did'erotices between the province and the Dominion, to the end that  lhe land within llio railway bell along the Canadian  Pacilic railway be thrown open to settlement under the  land laws of tiie province: the amendment of Ihe Land  Act. so that il will be an equitable contract, between  the province and the sell Ier, eliminating all discretionary  power-; of the chief commissioner of lands aud works;  also amending it so as to permit the outright purchase ol  small tracts iu all unsurveyed mountainous districts.  Sixth. The timber hinds of the pro\ ince should be  held in trust for the future need* of its people, and not  banded over, under long leases, to speculative mill owners as ii saleable asset.  Seventh. The development of the mining industry  should not be hampered by legislation thai makes the  procurement of title lo surface rights impossible; that  levies unequal taxation on working miners; ami l hat  makes it dillicull to compel delinquent co-owners to pay  their .share of assessment work; therefore, we favor llic  repeal of sections s and l.">.\ of the Mineral Aei and a  .revision of the sections relating to mining partnership.-.  Kighth. The passage of an act whereby water rights  for any specillc purpose may ho obtained as readily as  such rights are now obtained for mining purposes under  the provisions of the Mineral Act.  Ninth. The cstablislimei.t of a land registry for Kootenay district.  Tenth. The holding in Kootenay district of terms bf  "the county court at short intervals; extending the  power to issue capias to registrars of county courts in  districts in winch 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 arc compelled to submit,  through the issuance of time-checks, is alike discreditable to the men who profit by such practices and to the  government that makes no etl'ort to render such practices  impossible. The issuance of non-negotiable time-chocks  should bo made a.punishable oll'ence, and the issuance of  negotiable time-checks should only he allowable under a  law that would safeguard the rights of the party to whom  they are issued.  Twelfth. Contractors and sub-contractors on railways  should haven means of getting speedy redress from unjust classification and unfair measurement of work by  the appointment'of an ollioinl arbitrator .who shall.hu.  a practical'engineer..  Thirteenth. The government is to be condemned for  the passageof 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 to be blamed for  keeping iu olllce in West Kootenay a gold commissioner  who is not competent to perform the duties of the otlice.  Resolved, that the attention of the government is  called to the necessity of having paid constables stationed  iit points on the International boundary line like liy-  kert's and Waneta.  Resolved, thai it is of the utmost importance Hint trails  and wagon roads he built to connect all mining camps, in  West Kootonay with transportation routes Unit arc open  the year round.  Resolved, that the nominee of this convention be required to pledge himself to do his utmost to carry out. the  views expressed in Ihe resolutions adopted by tliiscoiiven-  "tion. and that each delegate to this convention make  every etl'ort to secure tho election of the nominee of the  convention.  Resolved, that the lands embraced within railway  grants should be immediately surveyed, in order that  thoy ho open to settlement.  Resolved, that the people living in the valley of Knot,.  emiy river between the lakeand the International bound-  dary line and those living in Fire Valley on the wot. side  of f.ower Arrow hike are justly entil led to mail facilities,  and that, we deem it a duly to urge that postollicos he  established at Rykert's custom-house and at a centra!  point in Fire Valley.        LETTER   OF   ACCEPTANCE.  Nixsun, April I'll). ISill.  TO TIIK ClIAllOIAN   AND   Sk(-|{KTAI:V   (II-'   TIIK   Sol 'I'll  KdOTKN'AV ('(ixvKXTtrjx���(ieiitlciiien : I herewith accept llic nomination for member of the legislative assembly tendered me by the delegates assembled  ii n-  vent ion al Nelson ou the I lth instant : mid if elected I  will use my best endeavors to carry out the principles of  the platform adopted by the convention, believing them  lo lie in Hie interest of all those who favor good government. Thanking you and the delegates for the honor  coiiferrod. I am respectfully yours.  J. FRF.D. II I'M K.  If. F. (iici-:i:.v. F.sq.. chairman.  .1. A. TruNKit, .secretary.  ARE   LIKE   PARROTS.  The organs anrl partisans of the Davie  government are like parrots that have  been taught one or two phrases. Their  pat: expressions tire: ''The opposition are  brainless nobodies!" "The premier is patriotic and progressive!" If the opposition is made tip of brainless nobodies,  why is it necessary for government organs  like the Vancouver World and Victoria  Colonist to devote column after column,  week in and week out, in refuting  the charges made by these brainless nobodies against a government that is patriotic and progressive? If men like  Heaven and Cotton and Brown and  Kitchen and Seinlin tuid Sword and  jMilne are brainless nobodies, surely  men     like     L'uiicli    and     llorne    and  Smith anrl Hall and Rogers and Anderson and Fletcher cannot, be classed as intellectual giants.  Tllio .MlNKR is surprised that tho residents of Coat Biver mining division are  unwilling to be branded "���(iovernnicnt.  Supporters." Like the residents of other  mining divisions in the south riding, the  residents of Coat Biver believe themselves  free agents, and in no way indebted to  either Mr. Davie or his election agent,  Cilbort Malcolm Sproat. or to a.ny of their  henchmen. They believe that, as taxpayers and law-abiding citizens, they are  entitled to roads and trails anrl to protection from the lawless; and not getting  from the Davie government what they  believe themselves entitled to. they will  on election day exercise the right, of casting their ballots for the candidate who is  most likely to make a future government  toe the ninrk._   Tiik Vancouver World liguresout a government, majority of fifteen in the next  legislative assembly. If the people  throughout the province feel as do the  people of West Kootenay, the present  government will nob have a single supporter in the next house. The people of  West Kootenay look on the present government a.s a sort of piece club, willing to  sanction legislative jobbery as long its a  "piece" of the swag is apportioned to it  or its friends.   Tiik JMim'u claims that it wa.s unfair to  publish incomplete papers in captain Fitv.-  stubbs's case. Tiik Timiu'NK printed the  return made to the house by the chief  commissioner of lands anrl works, which,  it is presumed, included all the correspondence bearing on the case. If the return had contained captain Fit/.stubbs's  explanation, prepared, us it was, by Cil-  bert Malconi Sproat, the readers of Tiik  ''rip-une would ere now be fully informed  as to why a government agent should  draw money in I8!)2 to pay indebtedness incurred in IS!):'. As it is, the publication of the explanation will have to be  deferred for a time: deferred until it appears along with the return giving tiie  mimes of the men -who worked on roads  anrl trails in West Kootenay in IS!>2 ami  IS!)-"), the time each man worked, anrl the  amount of money each man drew.  Tiik supporters of the government, pronounce the plank in the convention platform that favors doing away with special  and private legislation an academic platitude, on which no issue can be joiner). If  a platitude, on which no issue can be  joined, why did the premier take so active  an interest, during the life of the last  house, in bringing about the defeat of all  bills that had for an object the doing  away with special and'private legislation?  Did the premier foresee the certain downfall of his government if the privilege of  chartering anrl subsidizing raihvay companies was taken from the assembly?  Tiik Miner is wholly unreliable, even  as a government organ, now that it is  erliterl by Gilbert Malcolm.Sproat, who is  premier Davie's election manager in West  Kootenay, for does it not'.admit that  the plank in the opposition platform condemning .the government for passing' a  redistribution bill that is not uniform in  its provisions "will find as many admirers  outside the convention as in it"? Does it  not state, also, that Mr. Davie's pet, the  government agent, acted wrong in the  Lardo trail matter?  Tiik reason Tiik. Tribune rloes not publish the premier's resolution asking i'or  the appointment of a royal commission  to impure into the Nakusp it Slocan railway deal is because it considers the  inquiry will be farcical.. Yea, even as  farcical as would have been an -inquiry,  into the charges preferred, in 1SN!), against  ���the government agent in West Kootenay  if the investigating commissioner had  been the'government agent himself.  Tiik Minkr says that animus and spleen  and indecency have characterized the  writings of the editor of Tiik Trmh'NK  since he made his bow to the Canadian  public. The people must be tarred with  the bailie stick, I'or. judging by the comparative circulations of the two papers,  four out of five of them prefer the animus  and spleen and indecency of Tiii'TKlliUNE  to the senile drivel that has appeared in  The Miner of late.  Tiik Davie government was in great  haste to .-end a commissioner to inquire  into the charges preferred against John  Kirku p, goveriiiiieiitagent at Bcvelstoke,  although the charges were trivial in the  extreme. Why was not equally great  haste made lo investigate the charges preferred against Napoleon Fitzstubbs, government, agent, tit Nelson, against whom a  specilic charge of malfeasance wa.s made?  Is it; because the former has no powerful  friends at, court, while the latter has?  iously untruthful. But does premier  Davie practice what he preaches? Jf he  favors the appointment to office of men  who live in the vicinity where the oflice  is held, why'did he foist Napoleon Fitzstubbs ou the people of "West Kootenay?  Tiik Minkr says that the plank in the  con volition platform in regard to the appointment of non-residents to oilice in interior districts is cribbed from tt letter  premier Davie wrote to the Vernon News  in October last. The assertion counts for  nothing, as The Miner since ("filbert Malcolm Sproat became its  editor  is  notor-  A   JTJSTIFABLE   FORECAST.  The Vancouver News-Advertiser makes  a modest forecast of the result of the forthcoming general provincial elections���in  which it estimates that, at the least, the  opponents of the government will secure  17 out of the total of #i seats, or a majority  of 1. and that, with energy anrl determination, .") other seats can be easily captured, giving the opposition a. total of 22  seats, and leaving the government with  just II. Our contemporary made up its  lirst 17 as follows: Victoria city. ���'!; Nanaimo city, I: South Nanaimo district, I  (conceding unnecessarily that the government might secure North Nanaimo); an  unbroken contingent, of course, from  the lower mainland constituencies of  Westminster and Vancouver cities and  Westminster district, S: from Vide district. 2: and from the Kootenays. 2. The  ."additional scats which ordinary energy  anrl determination on the part of the opposition would win. the News-Advertiser  reasonably calculated, would be drawn  from the II seats in all of Lillooet, Cariboo, Fsquinialt, the two Victoria districts.  Cowichan, and Coiuox.  Commenting   on   the above,   the   New  Westminster Columbian says:   ������Notwithstanding  the  moderateness and   reasonableness, in tiie  known   political  circumstances anrl situation of  the  province, of  this forecast, the organs, a.s with one consent, have jumped upon it with shrieks of  dissent anrl   simulated assurance of contradiction,  but.  all   this  magpie  turmoil  cannot conceal  the  quavering undertone  of dismay running through it till  because  of the conscious conviction  that the forecast is only too well justified  by the past  anrl   present  political   facts anrl   circumstances that may be read by all men. The  very fact of the organs'screaming anxiety  because the inherent weakness ol" the gov-  eriinientin the country has been partially  exposerl.  only   betrays   their distressing  appreciation  of that weakness.    But let  us   tell   the  organs   that  their   noisy  assumptions   of  Dutch   courage and   their  affectedly    confident    protestations   will  fool   nobody  but  themselves;   for it has  been clearly apparent to every intelligent  observer for  lhe   past  four years, that a'  government  whoso IU supporters returned  at  the  last general  election  only represented-I fwfi of the then  registered voters,  while   their    1-1    opponents    represented  1(),!)S-I,   and   who   only  then  secured  one  member from the  four cities and  the two  principal rural districts of the province,  could never hope to weather another general   election���with   all   its   accumulated  sins since upon its  head���if the least approach were made toward giving the people their full  voice in the repi escalation.  "We are  perfectly aware   of the   fact  that, ordinarily speaking, it is  unsafe to  make political 'prognostications; but  the  political situation in this, province is  no  ortlinary one,  anrl   the proposition,   that  the defeat of the government iu the coming elections is  inevitable, amounts to  a  demonstration,-asany onecau satisfy himself, even by a  cursory review oi:  recent  history leading up  to  the .present situation.    Prior to the last general election, it  may be remembered, the government had  a majority of 17 in the house of 27 members���the opposition   numbering only  ">.  The famous gerrymander measure of 18SJ0  increased   the  house   to "ft  members���its  .present number��� and, although there wa.s  only   time  for an  agitation  against  the  government, on its  gerrymander outrage  and  other  features  of. its  policy, of less  than two months before the general election came on, the government could only  round   up a  majority of  5 in'its caucus  when   the house assembled!   As the  result of  that one  outrage,  and   the just  awakening conviction   that the government's policy was not what it should   be  in other respects���anrl   with  only six  or  seven weeks to rouse the country-'-a   new  party o':' 0 'dissentient, from  the government ou the principal features of its policy  entered the house, and  reduced   the subservient majority- of  the administration  from 17 in a   house of 27 to 5 in a house of  :#!   And that under a system of representation   that  gave about one-fifth of   the  electors of the province the power of electing a majority to the legislature!  " Four years have now elapsed, and the  time for .another . general election has  come round. What have tiie government  clone in tiie meantime to weaken their  hold on the country- -to turn dawning  suspicion of their policy into noon-day  certainty of its evil designs and effects���  to shatter the confidence of the people in  even their common honor and honesty?  What have they not done! Let the record  of their violated redistribution pledges ���  their inexcusable parliament buildings  outrage- their attempted, and too often  accomplished, "give nways' of the resource, revenue,' and credit of the province lo railway and other corporations,  without any hope or expectation of corresponding benelit to the country ���their  extravagant borrowing with one hand,  anrl reckless squandering with the other  their maladministration 'of the finances  generally, until, with a failing revenue,  we are confronted with a regular annual  deficit of !jvlO(',()lK) for the third time, with  trust and special funds to, the extent of a,  quarter of a million eat up, and an empiy  treasury! let these and other matters of  record answer! Then arid, that the government's outrages, misdoings, and .shortcomings have been ceaselessiy exposerl  and ventilated^ in the house, and  throughout the province, on the  platform and through the press  during the last four years, and  that the adniinslration has been compelled, when it could no longer violate a  pledge or further post pone the matter, to  give some approach to a fair readjustment  of the representation and say what the  people will do with their increased knowledge and power at the opportunity to exercise it impending!  "Four years ago thcgovcrimienl was led  into the campaign  by a man   who com  manded a large degree of personal friendship, respect, and esteem in this part of  the province particularly���which can not  be said I'or the present accident in that  oflice. Vet four years ago, "with all its  then comparative advantages, the government did not get a single avowed supporter in tho house from the lower mainland. We have 8 members now instead of  (i. and that everyone of tho S will be  staunch opposition there is not the  slightestcxcuse, as will be seen, for doubling! The inevitable result in the lower  mainland alone ��� assuming that every  other constituency should go the same as  four years ago--would leave the government with only a bare majority of one!  But the News-Advertiser's estimate of  gains in other constituencies is. on its  lace, a moderate one. ami even that need  not lie realized to insure ti signal and complete defeat of the present discredited and  doomed administration. The organs might  as well face and acknowledge the certain  prospect, for there is no earthly escape  from it."  A   PRACTICAL   TEST.  Men do Move "Work  in   Eight   Hours  than in  Nine.  Toronto   World:    "A  practical   test of  employing workmen eight instead of nine  hours a day has just  been   made  by   the  proprietors of  the  Sal ford   Iron   "Works.  Lancashire. Fnglnnd.    The test covered a.  period of one  year, and   both   employers  and employees are satisfied  with   the  results.    Tho hitter have received tho same  wages as previously iu addition to gaining  an extra hour daily for themselves.    The  proprietors, on the other hand, claim that  their staff of twelve hundred men turned  out a larger product for the year in which  they worked eight hours a day than they  dill  in any  previous  year  working   nine  hours a day.    Facts of  this  kind   will do  more to   advance   the   cause   of   shorter  hours than   any amount  of  theory   that  comes from the lips or pens of professional  agitators.    The value of all   labor should  be based  on   the   results   produced   more  than on the time spent in attaining these  results.     The    experiment    in    question  proves that under proper  encouragement  men will do as much work in  eight hours  as they otherwise would iu   nine.    As the  eight-hour system   encourages and   promotes industry on the part of the men. so  wages litis a. tendency to elevate the workman anil cause him to exercise   more skill  and ingenuity in the work he has in hand.  Wages anil hours of labor should   be adjusted so as to  bring out   the   workman's  best   efforts   both   of    mind    anrl   body.  Shorter hours aud higher wages ha ve each  a tendency in   this direction.    According  to American   ideas of decent  wages the  pay that  Kngli>h   workmen   receive  will  .-itaurl a good deal of increase.   Mr. Cramp,  the American shipbuilder, in an article in  the April number of the North  American  Beview. submits a table of wages in Fng-  latul and the I'nited States.    The American rate is   from (K) to 100 per cent higher  in the twenty trades connected with shipbuilding.      Machinists    in   England   get  $S.;10. and in the United' States $I">; pattern  makers $!), as against  $18: laborers  $-1.20, as against $8  to $0,  anrl so on all  through the list.    The wages of unskilled  laborers in Fug.and contrast very strongly  with the wages of the same .kind of workmen in this city anrl country.    Men working on Canadian farms for the year round  get about as much as Fnglish  laborers  in  addition to   their   maintenance.   In   Toronto they receive just   about double as  much as in English cities.   .The eight-hour  day ought, to  have salutary  effect upon  the Lancashire workmen.    The men have  sixteen   hours   a. day in which  they are  their   own   masters.    This   leaves   them  eight hours'.daily for recreation and  improvement and eight hours for sleep.    If  they only received a little more wages the  oight-hour-a-day Sal ford workmen would  occupy an enviable position."  When  the World.  Slows Down.  Salt Lake Tribune:   "We are told   the  low price'of   products'are   due   to   over  supply.   That is not true, but no matter.  What will  come   when   the  time arrives  that there will be an under supply.for the  swarming millions of the world ?   In  the  last few years all the domains of the earth  that are habitable have   been   explored.  The conquest.of Africa, so long the Dark  Continent, is going ahead   very rapidly,  and in the next few years it will  be  possible  to board a train   at Cairo,  Egypt,  and never got out of the ���sleeper until   it  reaches,Capo Town, anrl soon   that continent will be cut east and west by as many  transconlinenal roads as is our own continent   today, ami  gradually   the  world  will become tts China  is  now.    The  great  problem of the people will be  how to get  enough food to eat.    Of course  that   time  will liea good   while removed   from   the  present, but it is coming.    Then the   man  who has a   iittle garden   will   be it   little  king.    Then the domestic animals will begin to disappear:   the horse  lirst, because  electricity or steam or some other  motor  power will do Lhe   work   which the horse  does now.    After that the  food  animals  one  after the other will  begin to  disappear,   because in   grains   anrl   vegetables  one    acre    of    land    will   supply    more  food every year limn three acres can produce     in'   animal     food.      When     that  time    comes,    the     aggressive     instinct  in man will begin  to tiie  out.    Of course,  we are not  reckoning by life  times.    All  that is not coming about right away, but  about the most pitiful   thing  to contemplate is the slowing down  of   the   world  until finally there will  be nothing left in  men except the one instinct, to getenough  food to live   upon.    This is  supposing, of  course, that things go on   iu their natural  state;   that there   will  be  no  more  signs  like   some   which     men     call    geological  periods.-   It is supposing  that   the   world  slows down until the race  slops.    It   is  a  queer, thought.    It makes  the  old   world  simply, in an  inanimate  way, what  man  in    tin    inanimate    way   is.       That    is,  it   lives   out   its   time.      Naturally,   (oo.  when men cease to  cat animal   food   and  then, after awhile, cease to eat the. cereals  of the world, their intelligence will   begin  to die out, and it is not out of place to im  agine that at last their brains will be  withered. They will go back to that  childhood which ruled when the stone  age was on the earth anrl man was only  one step in advance of the animal. So we  see that Coxey's army is only anticipating  things a little, and that' possibly the  whole race will degenerate down to the  point when they will be mere root-eaters,  alike incapable of exertion and almost incapable of any other emotion except' a  haunting desire to get,something to eat.  The men whoeat freesoupare onlyantici-  pating what the whole race will come to  when the old world wears out."  Responsibility Makes the Man.  Long ago in Switzerland I was much impressed by the remarks  made  to nie by  llcrr   Boss,  the  veteran   Alpine  climber,  who managed t.he great hotel of the Bear  at Orindelwald.    Silting on the stoop one  evening looking  out  over  the  great expanse of the Bernese Oberland  aud   talking   of   the   workings   of   democracy   in  Switzerland,    Boss   suddenly   exclaimed,  "Do you know what is the secret  of  the  success of the Swiss democracy?    Do you  know what it i> that has enabled   us to  keep nil these years a iree republic, independent anrl strong, in the midst of  monarchical    FiU rope?"      1    suggested    their  schools, their popular system  of government, and other things   which  naturally  occured to the mind.    "No." said he. "it is  noneoL these.   The secret of tin; strength  of Switzerland lies in this: we have  realized that   any citizens   who   is   not   employed in some responsible   work   I'or the  community is a bad citizen, and a. source  of danger to the republic.    For instance,"  he said, "'in  this  valley   of Orindelwald  you will not Iinil   a  householder who has  not some duty to perform for which he is  personally responsible.    It may be a vary  small duty, but it  is a duty, anrl its  performance is exacted by local  public sentiment finding expression in   the commune.  When a young man is finishing his course  at college or at   the gymnasium,   anrl  is  about to return to  his village anrl build a  house for himself, the elders of  the commune come together ami discuss   what he  shall be given lo do.    It may be only the  supervision of a village pump, or the looking after the   water  course   that   conies  down the mountainside, or the custody of  the fire engine.    It does   not matter what  it is, but before the young   man   returns  from college anrl  begins   life  as  a   householder in the little village there   is  a distinct duty set apart for him   which   he is  expected   to   discharge.    It is essential,"  said   Boss   "an  unemployed   citizen   who  had no duty laid upon him   would   be an  irresponsible critic  and   fault finder.    He  would not feel   himself attached   by  any  binding   tie   to   the community,   anrl   in  a very short   time   he would   become  a  center forall that is bad.    The prevention  of that is the secret of  the success of the  Swiss democracy."  WILLIAM PERDUE  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steam  boats Willi frcsli meats, anil deliver same at any mine  or lauding in   Llio   Kootenay  Lake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  ICASLO MARKET, Fourth Street.  LSON  &  BURNS  (Successors to Hums, Alclnnes & Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed  niual.s.   Arc prepared to furnish in any quantity  lieef, pork, million, \\oal, bacon, and hum. at the '  lowest possible prices. >  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  Hunter &  McKinnon,  &eneral Merchants,  New   Denver  and   Silverton.  Keep on hand at both   places everything required by  Ihe prospector, miner, and mine owner.  Now is the time to order your Spring Suit.  M  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings.  Prices to Suit the Times.  PLEASURE GROUNDS.  The undersigned will have his grounds at Five Mile  Point ready for picnics, pleasure parlies, and excursions  by Muv 1st. Special rates will be made witli steamboats  and railways. It. V. PIOKKY.  Five Mile Point, March Willi. ISill.  NOTICE.  The silting of the county court of ICootenay, lo be  hnlden at Xelson, has been postponed until Monday, the  aiHtdny or May. A.I). 18!U.  T. If. OII'TIN, KegiHtrar.  Nelson, H.C., December lllli, 18m.  C. & K. S. N. Co. (Ltd.)  TIME   TABLE   NO. 2.  In ollect Tuesday, April I7th, 18!H.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Lytton.  (Connecting with (lie Canadian   Pacific Railway for all  Moslem and Coast poiul,n.)  Leaves Itobson on Tuesdays and Fridays at n p. in.  Leaves Ilevclsloke on Mondays and Tliurwlays at. I a in  Passenger* from Nelson should take the (.!. & Iv. trains  leaving at ,'i p. in. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  (Connecting wilh Xelson & Fort Hheppiird Ituilway for  all Kaslernand Coaj-t points and for .Spokane.)"  Leaves NF.LriON- Leaves KASLO���  Mondays al. II a. in.  Wednesdays at ;">:I0 p. in.  Thursday.-, at." p. in.  Saturday.-, al .VIM p. in.  Sundays at 8 a. in.  Tuesdays at A a: in.  Thursdays at S u. in.  Fridays at 8 a. in.  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Spokane.  (Coimecling with Ureal   Northern railway for all eastern poinls, Spokane and the Const.)  Leaves ivaslo al ,'i a. in. and Nelson at 7:1;" a. m. on Tiich-  days and Fridays.  Leaves  Honner's'Ferry at, 2 n. in. ou Wednosdavs and  haLurdny.s.  The company reserves the right, tochange this schedule  at any lime without notice.  For full information, as lo tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's oilice, Xelson, H. (:.  T. ALLAN". Seeretarv.  .J. W. TIIOUI'. Manager.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A.M.  .NF.LSOX..  .Arrive ":lu P.M.  Commencing January SIM, 1801. on Tuesdavs and Fridays train.s will run through to Spokane, arriving there  at ,"::��) P. M. same day. lieturning will leave Spokane  at 7 A.M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at .  Nelson at, S:|() P.M.. making close connections wit hi  .steamer Xelson forall lvootenay lake points.  BARGAIN^  XKW DF.NVF.lt LOTS-Lots 9 anil 10 (KXI by IL'O feel),  liloek I, in government part of New Denver. Price  SIHKI; S&SO cash, balance lo lhe government.  A 2.'()-ACl:K RANCH, situated on the outlet, 12 miles  northeast of Nelson. Ten acres cleared and KKJ acres  more that can be: 111 acres in wild hay. liood story  and a half bowed-log liou.se. Price, ��2000; half cash,  t hue on balance. Tit le crown grant.  Call on or address  John Houston & CO., Nelson; B. G.  Hotel for Sale.  (The estate of MeKaehren & Co. iu lic|uidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK PUINCIPAL HOTF.L IX TIIK CITY 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 greally improved. For  terms and particulars apply to  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Assignee.  ICaslo, 15. C, December 13t.li. 1S!>3.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  l.iths.sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND BOOR FACTORY  SASH. HOOKS. AND WINDOW' FItAMF.S  11AI1K TO OUDKK.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TURNING, SURFACING, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the ICootenay Lake country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  John M. ICkukkk. Jamks \V. Seai.i;.  KEEFER &  SEALE ,  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold ut reasonable prices.  I.KAVK    OKDKItS    AT  J. F.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon  Street,   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage  transferred to and  from the  railway depot and steamboat landing.   Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sale.  WriXTAM WILSON ,   PROPRIETOR  NOTICE OF ASSIGNMENT.  Pursuant to the "Creditors' Trust Deeds Act. 18(10."  Notice is hereby given that James McDonald and  James Smart, trading under the firm name of James McDonald & Company, of the town of Nelson, province of  British Columbia, furniture dealers, have by deed bearing dale the tit li day of April, ISill, assigned all their real  and personal property liable lo execution unto William  A. Jowett of the said town of Nelson, agent, in trust for  the benelit of all their creditors. The said deed of assignment was executed by the said assignors and trustee on  the Ill.li day of April. A. D. l.S'.M. All persons having liny  claim against the said firm of .lames McDonald & Company are hereby required to forward particulars of the  same, duly verilied, to the said trustee, William A.  Jowett, on or before the 1st day of June, A. I). 181)1, and  all persons indebted to the said firm are requested lopay  the amount of such indebtedness lo the saiil trustee forthwith. After the said 1st day of June. l.Sill, the trustee  will proceed to distribute the assets of the said estate  amongst, the purl ins entitled thereto, having regard only  to the claims of which lie shall then have received notice.  JOHN F.LLIOT, Maker street, Nelson,  Solicitor for the trustee.  Da'oil, this 17th day of April, |K��1.  ��W/iL-,V.T'*<*;-���������-; V-. ,*t! 7k^'W,j^t^V't:}:i&tg%7F*?r:  "*"an  T-^^.'^^-^sy^  !?yrr.7->-.vff^^^^ , THE  TPJ.BUM:   NELSON,  B. 0.; SATURDAY, APRIL  23,  1894.  rMTWmfrar.'Tra -  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 Sloean Mining- Division of West Kootenay Distriet, and, notwithstanding all reports to the  contrary, is the only town so situated. It is one of the few townsites in West Kootenay whose owners can give absolute title to lots. Business men, mining men, miners, and prospectors, desiring either sites for stores, offices, or  residences, will be liberally dealt with.    Prices range from $25  for residence lots to $500 for business  lots.    Apply to  ��  AM OF MONTREAL  Capital, allurd.  Rest,   -    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A.   SMITH   Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMONR...  K.  S. CIjOUSTON    President   Vice-President  .General Manager  "IST EL SO "EST   "B"RJfii-"N"CH:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.  c       IIKA.NC1I10S  IX       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities iu Canada.  Huy and sell Sterling  Exchange and Cable Transfers.  GKANT  CO.MMliltUIAI. AND TUAVKI.I.KUS" UJtKDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DUAl'TS ISSUKl); COI.I.KC'iTOXS MADK; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at iiresent) ;U Per Cent.  THE GOLDEN NUGGET.  The facts narrated in the following account of an interesting experience participated in by three persons now living on  Kootenay lake, may, to people residing at  a distance, appear incredible. Btit as  there are many who can very nearly  authenticate the facts, yet not be tlior-  ughly conversant with the details, and as,  in ti measure, the experience here told for  thelirst time 'to the public, shows what  this country is capable of producing, I  "have finally concluded to lay the whole  matter before the readers of Tn E Tin RUN 10,  knowing that some will be  harsh enough  to doubt the truth of the story.  * * . *      ..*'.".�����  Two years ago this month (April), the  writer; was camped at the head of Crawford's bay. the east arm of Kootenay lake.  This ���bay, 5 miles in length, is on the cast  side of the peninsula which puts out into  the lake with Pilot bay and Cape Horn on  its extreme southwestern corner, and a.  short, low, narrow projecting ledge of  shite rock on the southeastern corner  called Cockle's cape, named in honor of  two sturdy young Englishmen who had  the foresight and energy to preempt a  ranch at the head of Crawford's bay and  improve it when this whole country was  little more than a vast wilderness. Between Pilot bay and the main lake, on the  narrow neck of land back of Cape Horn,  the Kootenay Reduction Company were at  that time actively engaged erecting their  vast buildings, which can now be seen  every day by travellers on the passing  .steamers.  I had several times explored this peninsula, searching for mineral in veins, but  had never been rewarded by discovering  anything that would pay. I had, however, found numerous boulders of galena,  carrying pyrites of copper. These boulders were plentifully scattered over the  ground and ranged in weight from a few  ounces up to probably 100 tons. The existence of this lead and copper on the  ground described is well known to  scores of residents, and 1 may make mention of the fact so as to more fully convince the doubting ones as to what my  companions and self afterwards discovered in the same locality.  * * ' * ���* *  The fall before, the manager of the  works being erected at Pilot bay, with  other supplies for the winter, had secured  a number of beef cattle. Two of those  bovine had strayed away and were presumed to be about some of the small natural meadows which -were to be found on  the peninsula. At the time of which I  write a reward had been offered I'or the  return of the cattle or their carcasses,  which would be quite a. grubstake for my  companions and myself, as our prospecting ventures had not realized our fond  hopes and we were getting toward that  point Avhere we would resemble many  United States banks during the panic���  payment suspended. Lured by tiie reward for the cattle, we decided to give up  hunting for mineral wealth and endeavor  to locate this beef bonanza.  *****  Now a brief description of my comrades  in the thrilling experience which follows.  There were four of us. I will not give full  names, and because space is valuable will  shorten them. There was "Jim," "Bill/'  "Joe," and the author. Jim and Bill  were brothers, Joe was a prospector,  who had drifted to us aud we hud kindly  taken him in. Jim was the mathematician of tho crowd, and reduced everything to  figures.    He could  glance at a  steamboat on the lake, calculate her tonnage in an instant, and tell how much  money the owners had in the. bank. He  would si/.e up a pile of sawdust near a  sawmill and instantly tell how many feet  of lumber had been cut and how many  fish the dust would kill were it to be  turned loose in the lake. Onct; I ventured  to give him a problem as follows: "If an  elephant can chase a taw oyster up a sour  apple tree, how many shoestrings will it  take to fatten a lamppost?" He started  to figure, then looked at me with tin  angry scowl and said, "You'd better go  and soak your head."  Bill's mind ran toward chemistry.  He always had a laboratory, drug store,  and general reduction works about when  prospecting. He could take a piece of  rock, manipulate it aud tell to a niceity  how much gold, silver, lead, anti-fat, and  parasites of poverty it contained. He  could carve a gnat or Buffalo with erpial  ease, and set them up, preserving contour  and expression so thoroughly that their  own mother would not know they were  dead.  Joe wtis a rollicking, good-natured  fellow, who could play seven-up and had  the faculty to tell yarns in such a comical  manner that we were always iu splendid  humor, lie has gone back to Oregon, and  may better success crown his efforts than  while with us is our best wishes. The  fourth member of the party was the  writer, whose extreme modesty and  thorough regard for truth precludes giving any description of himself or alluding  to his accomplishments.  * * * * *  Bright and early iu the morning we left  our camp to strike the trail and trace up  the vein of beef, which if found and delivered at the smelting works would bring  us about the princely sum of $b") each.  Little did we anticipate that we would  return to camp that night individually  worth nearly one-quarter of a million dollars in gold.  We took two boats; Jim and Bill in one,  while Joe and myself occupied the other.  We pulled down the bay toward the main  lake about two and one-half miles, landed,  and prepared for our cattle limit. Besides  some provisions, a small axe and a gun,  which we carried with us, 1 had taken my  :small pole-pick along to break tiny rock  encountered so as to ascertain if it was  .mineral bearing. AVe struck out and  thoroughly'explored the eastern side.of  the peninsula, examining the small  meadows for the stock or their tracks,  which would lead us to them should they  be hidden from view in a thicket. All our  efforts were futile. We saw neither  beeves nor tracks, and about -t o'clock hi the  afternoon the four of us came out on  Cockle cape as before described. Weary  with day's exertions we all sat down  far out toward the point of the cape  where we were surrounded on. three sides  by water and were watching the heaving  bosom of old Kootenay while speculating  on our ill success. I, prospector-like, was  striking at a boulder covered with soil  and debris from the surrounding trees.  Filially, 1 noticed that the point of my  pick adhered to the object. Calling the  attention of my companions to this fact,  we scraped the covering away and were  surprised to find the boulder, or as much  as was exposed, was a yellow metal.  This naturally excited us somewhat, so we  began digging around it, one of the boys  made an improvised shovel out of a ptaee  of cedar. With a broom made from lir  branches we shortly had the lump of  metal and the bed-rock around it (it rested  on the solid formatiom) swept clean. We  Used our axe as a chisel and the pole-pick  as a hammer and before long had quite a  sample chipped from all thesidus exposed.  These we examined in the sunlight and in  the shade, as prospectors do when in  doubt witli tin auriferous specimen, and  were unanimous in the opinion that the  boulder at our feet was a huge lump of  virgin gold. I shall not attempt to describe our feelings or actions at this particular point. Jim was the first to arrive  at a practical basis. Taking from his  pocket a two-loot rule he began measuring the nugget. Then he said: "Boys, it  averages 27 inches long, II inches deep,  and 12 inches wide, and there is not a particle of quart/, about it."  When we had all realized the immensity  of the lind which the blind goddess of  fortune had thrown in our path, we began  to devise ways and means to transport  and tlispose of it so as to reap the benefit.  It was now getting late in the evening, so  we carefully covered up our treasure and  with light hearts returned to our boats  and rowed to camp.  Occasionally a feeling of doubt would  enter our minds that perhaps the lump  was not the metal we took it for. but  Bill, who was a chemist, dispelled till  such thoughts when he had thoroughly  tested it by boiling our samples in nitric  acid and comparing on a touch-stone our  gold with some wliich (.��. W. Utile had  brought down from Duncan river. Jim,  who had been liguring during this time,  now announced his results. "Hoys," he  said, "1 have measured that nugget carefully, 27x1-1x12 equals 1.Y80 cubic inches.  A cubic inch of gold weighs 10 55-KXJ  ounces, therefore there are -17,8;T1 <S-10  ounces   iu that chunk."   Then   Hill says.  'and the gold is identical  in  grade with  this  which old man Hale brought from  the  Duncan river,  Then," replies Jim,  after making a few rapid strokes with his  pencil, "our days' work brings us $8(51,-  8S0A0, or $21:vHu'.10 each, a.s Hale's gold is  worth fully $18 au ounce.  Naturally, we poor soldiers of fortune,  so suddenly and unexpectedly raised from  dire poverty to affluence, began to speculate on what we would do with our  money. Bill, among other things, was  going to construct a yacht which would  outdistance anything that ever floated.  Joe, who had prospected from Old  .Mexico to Alaska, intended to gather up  all the worn-out burros over the mining  country where he had travelled and put  them on a ranch in Oregon, which he  would purchase for that purpose. I was  just beginning to tell how J would endow  a sanitarium for worn-out prospectors,  when practical Jim suggested that we  had better decide on some method to turn  our wealth into cash before we laid plans  to spend it. Various means were suggested, and we were about to adopt the  plan of cutting it up with chisels where it  lay when Bill aired a new idea which  had just struck him.  "Now boys," he says, "that man Soever  is liable to bo here next week to work on  some claims for a Spokane syndicate. If  he should come he would naturally want  a share in our discovery. If we let him  know anything about it he will make us  trouble. Now we must get our gold here to  camp, conceal it until Soever gets through  and leaves, then we can cut it up. melt and  run it into burs at the company assay  office at Pilot Bay, when the banks in Nelson will clothe rest.-' "Now listen to me,"  interposed Jim. "This lump weighs  nearly two tons, it isn't safe to leave it  whore it is, aud we have got to got it here  to camp where we can watch it. Now in  a few weeks the lake will raise about IS  feet vertically. Tomorrow we will put a  false bottom of two-inch plank in our  largest boat, load the nugget into it, bring  it here, then cover it over so no one will  know what it is, as the lake rises we will  keep drawing the boat up the beach; then  when the water recedes the boat with its  precious load will be high and dry on  shore. By that time Seever will begone  and we can arrange to dispose of our  metal." We all coincided with Jim in his  plans and all determined that the grasping Seever should have up share in our  lucky find. Being tired out by the day's  exertions and subsequent excitement, Ave  each sought our bunks for repose.  * * , * * *  When I awoke next morning Bill was  getting breakfast. He informed me that  Jim and Joe had the false bottom in  the large boat. After finishing our meal  we .provided ourselves with two crow  bars and a cant-hook from the ranch and  some inch rope, the heaviest to be had;  placing these, together with an axe, pick  and shovel, in our boats, we were soon  speeding toward the cape. Arriving  there tiie large boat was moored close up  against the rocks and while Jim, Joe, and  1 were cleaning the soil off bedrock to  make a solid track on which to roll our  boulder, Bill was cutting two skids on  wliich to slide the heavy weight down  into the boat. The frail vessel lay, by  ineasurement, 1-1 feet vertically below the  top of the ledge; for this reason the skids  were to be used. We made a sling of part  of our rope, rolled the nugget onto it, then  brought one end of the sling through the  other and fastened the single rope to the  bight. A convenient tree for snubbing  wais at hand, around which the rope was  wound. Theskids were in place, Jim took  his stand tit the tree to do the snubbing;  Bill, Joe, and 1, by exerting all our  strength, turned the nugget over so it  rested on the upper part of the skids; the  rope became taut, stretched to its utmost tension; the skids spread apart.  Crash! We peered over the edge of  the rocky ledge, our boat was kindling  wood and -100 feet of the blue waters of  Kootenay lake hid our beloved nugget  from view.    Tho rope had parted.  IIaxdam, 11.  Ke.mi1.  Kaslo. April 17th, 18!)I.   The School Ma'am.  A small boy gets off the following on a  school ma'am: "A. school liiaa'm is a verb  because she donates action when you  throw a paper wad at the girls. Switch  is a conjunction and is used to connect  the verb school ma'ain and the noun boy.  This is a compound .sentence of which the  boy issubjectjand the switch is the object  First person, plural number and awful  case. A school ma'am is different from  ti boy; a boy wears punts anrl a school  ma'am wear's her hair all banged upon  her forehead. Ma says a school ma'am  never gets older than 18 before she gets  married. It takes two school ma'ams a  day to get dinner."  A Privilege of Married People.  The supreme court of California has decided   that   husband   anrl    wife,   in  the  privacy of their own home, may say what  they   choose   of   the character  CHURCH   AND   STAGE.  TELEGRAM.  From Polly- Groves, dresser at the Bonbon  theatre/to Miss Kitty de Montalt, Royal  Mansions, Victoria street, S. W.:  Have sent your lace petticoats, as directed, to the wash, but none have arrived  in  their  place.    What shall   1 do?   The  washerwoman only speaks French.  I'tllJ-Y.  TELKGIiA.U.  From Miss Kitty de Montalt to Madame  Leblanc,    .French     laundress,    Church  street, Soho:  Ales chose  na pas  arriver au  theatre.  Envoyer vitement mes jupes ot mes tiroirs  de dentelles pour ce soir.  TELEGRAM.  From   Madame   Leblanc,   Blanchisseuso,  Church street, Soho, to Miss de Montalt.  Royal Mansions, Victoria street:  Mo no understand the telegram of mademoiselle.    What is tiroirs de dentelles?  IMease send him in English.  TELEGRAM.  From Missde Montalt to niadame Leblanc:  My lace petticoats and things have not  arrived at the theatre. Send at once.  The silly owls at the telegraph office can't  wire French when they see it.  LETTER   HY CAR.  From  Kitty  de Montalt to  lord   Robert  Bryant, the Albany:  Saturday.  Dear old Bob: Awfully sorry can't  lunch with you and the boys as had hoped.  My fat-headed old washerwoman has  never sent my skirts and things to the  theatre, and dare not move till J hear  they are all right. Am expecting a wire  to say they are all right, and when I receive it will join you at Richmond. Order  dinner at7 sharp, as I must be back at the  theatre by 0:80 at the latest, and then it  will be a rush to get into my clobber in  time.   Yours ever, Kitty.  TELEGRAM.  From   Madame   Leblanc   to   Miss   Kitty  de Montalt:  Les jupons et le colecon de theatre sont  envoyes adresses a .mademoiselle.  From the very rev. the archdeacon Trein-  lett, incumbent of St. , South Kensington, to John Hopkins, lay brother of  the same:  Saturday.  Dearly Beloved Brother: 1 have just  received an intimation that an exceedingly wealthy lady, who is not young and  frivolous, but has a heart leaning towards the poetry and music of our ritual  at St. ���-���, will join us in our service of  song at eleven o'clock tomorrow. In the  event of her being moved by my discourse  on "The Ethics of Music and Moonlight in  Browning's Poems," or by Signer O'Mara's  upper C in the three-quarter solo which  he will sing during the collection, she will  probably contribute largely to the fund  for providing a baud of harps to the choir.  Knowing, my dear brother Hopkins, a.s  we do, the susceptibilities of the sex, 1  feel that no pains should be spared to  make a goorl show. ' See, therefore, that  the hair of the choir boys is extra-well  brushed (young Tom Saunders always has  a feather sticking up at the back of his  head, anil O'Mara is never properly,  shaved!), anrl that my best "surplice, that  ���with the Brussels point flounce and  sleeves, is carefullyironed at thepleatsand  well aired. Put fresh candles everywhere  and see that a high and extra soft hassock is provided in my own sitting, which  I have placed, by letter, at her disposal.  Yours in brotherly love,  Cl'THIU'liT TUEMLJ'TT.  From John Hopkins, hiy brother, St. ,  South Kensington, to Madame Leblanc,  French laundress, Church   street, Soho:  Madam:     I   am sending  herewith   the  best surplice of   the  very  reverend archdeacon Tretnlett, of St. .    I   beg  you  will get it up with care, particularly  starching anrl ironing the pleats with  great nicety, and in the event of its smelling at all of soap be so good as to sprinkle  it with la-vender, a.s the archdeacon is  very sensitive. IMease return it to the  vestry before eight o'clock. Yours faithfully," John Hopkins.  I'.'S.���Kindly do not omit the pink tissue  under lace flounce.   J. II.  of   third  pai'ties; anrl it rloes not, constitute slanrlcr j  nor make them liable for damages.  LETTEIt   HV   HAND.  From Miss Kitty de Montalt to lord  Robert Bryant:  Sunday.  My Dear Bobbie: It really is too bad  that again I should be done out of a little  "glass of punch" with you. But the same  reason that spoiled my fun yesterday has  got nie on toast today. Perhaps, though,  J had better tell you the whole business  at once, or you'll he thinking that my excuses are all Tommy rot, anrl that 1 am  really out on the spree with another  Johnnie.  Well, I got to the theatre awfully late  last,  evening,   twenty mortal   minutes  to  make-up, dress, and be on the stage.  Being in such a ghastly hurry, of course,  I found old Polly Groves more than  usually stupid and slow. She had n't got  one of iny rags ready, and hadu'teveu unpacked my clean things from Leblanc's J  don't mind telling you I let her have it  hot anil strong, although there wasn't  much time to waste iu words, and I was  hard at work putting on the paint all the  time.  Never rlid I Jump into my stockings so  quick; but when Polly came to hand   nie  my next garment J nearly had  a fit: Leblanc had sent me instead  of my  lovely  laces and flounces  the runimiest-looking  thing you ever saw.    It was like a  nightgown, only more so.   'What to do  with  the thing I simply didn't know���and Polly  couldn't hej.p nie  to an idea.    Then   the  boy called out " Beginners." and   I   knew  I'd only ten   minutes.    Not a   girl   in   the  place had a second set of filings���they're  on improvident lot, the girls at the  Bonbon���except   that   Maud   Stanley anrl   1  wouldn't ask her for so much   as a,  pin.  There was only one thing to be done, anil  I did it.    1 caught up the scissors, slashed  the sleeves���such baggy things they were,  too���anrl simply  put them oh.   The  rest  of it had to do for a petticoat, but  I   felt  awfully   skimpy   and   mean    about the  skirts, though okl Polly dirl say I'd a hundred   pounds'   worth   of lace round  my  ankles.  The result of it all is that now I've got  to go tearing off to Brixton, where I've  found out that old Leblanc always spends  Sunday with her married daughters. I  am going to give her an awful slanging for  making such a giddy goat mistake. Yours  disgustedly.  Kitty.  From the very rev. archdeacon Trem-  lett to John  Hopkins, lay brother, of St.   , South Kensington:  . Sunday Afternoon.  Dear Brother: I cannot express to you  how sorry I .am of your sudden indisposition which kept you away from church  this morning, and J trust you will be  better ere this reaches you. As for myself, I am a mere wreck. Never have I  passed through such an ordeal. To my  horror I discovered, when I went to assume my canonicals in the vestry, that  the washer-woman had sent nie two garments instead of one, and that neither of  them belonged to'me.  A happy- inspiration on the part of  brother Thompson (who is a married  man) solved the diHictilty which might  otherwise have prevented nie from making my appearance anrl fulfilling my.  duties. The thing wa.s slipped over my  head, tied round my neck, and two large  holes cut at either sides for my arms.  About the other 1 will say no more than  that.in the predicament I tore it iu two.  using the portions as sleeves, which, with  tho aid of brother Thompson, who behaved nobly, were pinned-upon my arms.  The sacrifice to my position, and the  exigencies of the occasion, I hope.you. will  understand anrl never refer to. To my  dying day 1 shall remember for my sins  the humiliation I suffered when delivering my most eloquent discourse- in garments, which, however useful they may  ���be to their owner, were to me a veritable  shirt of Nessus. There was only one 'consolation, the lace was exceedingly line  und full.    Yours in brotherly love,  CUTIII'.EUT TliEMLKTT.  Extensive Silver Coinage.  The Times, an English paper printed at  Pekin, China, contains a curious piece of  information. It is to tho effect that the  mints of several of the native states of  India, since the duty of "> per cent on the  importation of silver laid ou by the English Fast Indian government went into  effect, have been turning out rupees in  sums which arc simply fabulous. One  little state that of Partabghar is said  to be iiiiiitingSOO.OtX) rupees a day. though  it has only 80.000 inhabitants, and a still  smaller state r.00.000 rupees. Hut these  amounts are incredible, for the reason  that the best of our equipped mints would  not lie able to coin NOOJJOO rupees in less  than two weeks. It may be assumed that  these little state's aie coiningsilver quite  heavily. They have been keen enough to  perceive that' the wild financial policy  that has beeu adopted in 'Calcutta gives  them a chance to make what we should  call a handsome " turn." The mints under  the control of the British government  have all been closed to silver for sonic  time. The purpose was to make the rupee  more valuable by stopping the coinage  and creating a scarcity. To make' sure  that the scheme would work the import  duty of .") per cent on silver was subsequently imposed. But the action of t he  native mints is likely to defeat that purpose in oik! respect, while' the import duty  on silver passing from its territory into  the native states. It is evident from these  facts that tiie Calcutta government has  marie a nice muddle of its finances. It  may have before long to default in .its interest, as (iiiatemala has already done,  and as Mexico before long may be forced  to do. anrl all this will bean object-lesson  which grasping English monometallists  will be likely to fully comprehend.  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  . THE ROOMS  ARE CONVENIENT AND  COMFORTARLE.  THE TABLE  IS  THE   UEST   IN   TIIK  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms'  Refitted and  Refurnished  ���FINEST WINES,   LIQUORS, AND   CIGARS"' IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention to Miners.  ItOOM.S FIltST-CI.ASS. HATES MODERATE.  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  IS Sl'ITUKIl WITH   TIIK   UEST HKANDS OF AM,  KINKS OF WINKS.  UyUOli.S. ANH CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  otel Slocan  KASLO.  Tho dining-room nf this, tin- only lii-sl-cla-.s hotel  in Kiisln. N now under tin- management of the  nnder-i^'iied. who will endeavor to tniiM.' il the  lie-l of uny ill Kootenay. The hotel N the headquarters i,f miniiiK men.  Ka.-!o. March 171 h. I��1U.  JOHN F. GILL.  | M ;>e   I II ' M li; I i:.^} u;v: i .   *> 11 �� i*;  1.1 n.  i 111 j m >i i- i 111 t >    -        -    threatens the trade which India has with B"**fB**| 1          *     Pin                                       JL  Cliiiiii.    Chinese   mercantile   I ransacl ions '  M H iP         I    PPTTIOIIT  are curried on in   Sycee silver,  wliich   is ; I      JL1. W       JL A  ty JLJ.JL <L/A A Uo  pure si Ivor in bars. The duty menus that,  China will have to pay 7> pur cent more  for whniever she purchases in India. The  Til nos silicosis that il would have been  wiser on Lhe part of the Kiitflisli government of India lo have put an  export  tax  East Baker St., Nelson.  I-one of Ihehest hotels in Tn;id Mountain district, unci  is the ln.'Uil<|UHrters for prospectors and  working   miners.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,    Props.  glilllSSPPc^^^  TV   .A...'  "��� "    ������ .. �� ���  ."���"���I I   1  ���   II f      I  TrtVEK?- -THE  TRIBUNE-   ^LSON^.B^C., SATURDAY,  APRIL  :>x,- \m.  THE   WEEK'S   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  For the   week endiny April  i7t.li. ilu: (ire shipments  by,the boats of the Columbia & Koolenay SI earn 'Navigation Company wore: ','..-  From Kaslo. via Ni.'lson��� ,, ���  Washington'mini:, Sloean district.............    '.ill tons,  ���Value (estimated at'Sltf) a Ion)   .... Sli.iiU  Total for nionlh of April...:... ......'.  I.MM tons  Estimated value...: ���..;.  .....  .......  ........ ..^OU.OSO,  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Sheriff, Kedgravc was inarrier.1 at Donald  last week to Miss Kawle of Homer, Louisiana. .The  Oolden Era says: "At. the sherill' with his bride, who  lowers ;") feet II inches, entered theehiireli in full dress,  the orifan sent forth those sounds whose imtu.- have re-  cordecl iiiany oilier hajipy events of llie kind. The ^ronl  and solemn 'marriage service hu vine; ended, whiHi made  them man and wife, a warm greeting was extended lo  them hy those present who accompanied them to the  sheriU'sresidenee where an excellent inenii awaited them  and to which full justice was 'done. After the usual  health of Mr. and Mrs. liedgrave was drank and fully  responded to by our esteiiined sherill', Ihe bride rose up  and wilh energetic movements cut aud distributed the  wedding cake which wiis splendid lo the tasle and prettily ornamenleil." Sherill'Kedgrave is the best known  ollieial in all Koolenay.  According to the  Xakusp fedge, post-  olliee inspector Vlelelu-r is of opinion I hat West Kootenay  contains the worst lot of kickers in the province. Ves;  and the people of West. Kootenay are of opinion Unit  Hritish Columbia has the most useles.s po.stollice inspector  in the Dominion.  Rev. father Aecorsini, who for a short  lime was lhe pastor in charge of Ihe Catholic church iit  Nelson, is now stationed at Winnipeg, anil is so eloquent  that the free Press of thai city prints his sermons.  Alarried, at Kevelstoke. on Saturday, the  21st instant, C. Krskine Shaw lo .Miss Fredrique l.ind-  quist. Mr. Shaw is assistiint postmaster at Itevel.sloke  and Ids bride is a sister to Alex Lindquisl, the steamboat-  iiiau.  Revelstoke Mail, 2Lst:    "Robert Rlack-  more and John Jackson, who have been trapping about  twenty miles up Canoe river, iit the extreme northern  point of the Hig Mend, arrived down this week with 70  ..marten skins, II heaver, and 1 otter. They had lo portage ill Death rapids and Priest rapids, but came through  Steamboat canyon all right. The river was! open witli  the exception'of one ice jam."  Nakusp Ledge,   2(ith:     "Captain   Fitv-  sLubbs walked into town from Nx'W Denver on Saturday.  He had a very rough trip, and as a result was confined  to his room at the l.eland house for several days. 'The  captain left 'yesterday for Victoria to'obtain medical aid."  "The active members of the fire company  held <i meeting last night. Foreman Hume tendered his  resignation. It was accepted, ���'.and G. A. Migelow ..was  elected to the position.  Captain C. Phillipps-Wolley. one of the  owners of The Miner, arrived  from Victoria on Tuesday.  The    recreation    grounds    have    been  plowed, harrowed, and cleared of all roots and stumps.  It is now in order to form an athletic-club. Nelson has  good material from which to make up base base hall,  cricket, and foot-ball teams.  The Revelstoke Mail is a creditable  newspaper, sis compared with the defunct Star: but it is  too large for tho town in which it is printed.  '���'Jim"Connacher, one of the best known  engineers on the mountain section of the Pacilic division  of the C. P. Ii., is running the construction engine on the  llevolstokc & Arrow Lake road.  The bachelor's ball  on -Thursday night  was well attended, and the chairman of the finance committee reports 25 cents remaining in his hands, with all  expenses paid.  Freight is beginning  to arrive by way  of the Kevelstoke route. This  week  It.   E.  Lemon  received ii carload of beer and Wilson & Iiurns a carload of  : beef cattle.   As long as the people can buy beef and beer,  the country is all right.  The supporters of the government give  it out,that they will assemble in caucus iii the board of  trade room at Nelson on Tuesday- next to select a candidate to make the race for member from the south riding-.  Ii. E. I.enion and Gilbert Malcolm Sproat are the whips  who are managing the ad'air. The former says he will  see that (.!. 0. Duclianan is selected, but the latter is  believed lo secretly favor A. S. Earwell.  YV. II.''Brandon returned   to  Nelson  on  ���Wednesday from Guclph, Ontario. He had m> dilliculty  whatever in convincing his friends both here and iit  Guclph that his niini.ig partners were a little too hasty in  bringing an action against him foru nl'airncss in making  mining deals. Mr. Mrandon leaves for New Denver tc-  night.  One of the men sent to the hospital by  the residents of Nakusp died at and was buried from  mat institution on Monday.  A. (J.-McLean, who had the contract for  grading the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway' between  Nelsjn and Five-mile point..arrived in Nelson on Wednesday in company with E. .1. Koberts. chief engineer of  the road. They inspected the work, merely to see if the  eng neer in ehiirge, when making'up the estimates had  not classified some of the "solid rock" as "loose rock" or  "cement."  It  is just  possible    that the towns in  southern Ivooleniiy will be given four mails a  week from Vicloria: two by way of Kevelstoke and two by way of Spokane. It is just  possible, also, thai there will be a daily mail service  between Nelson and points on ICootenay lake as soon as  the steamer Nelson is put on that run. for all of which  let I hanks be rendered to postofliee inspector Fletcher.  E. H. Fletcher of Y'ictoria, postofliee inspector for the district of British Columbia, arrived in  Nelson on Tuesday. He did not call at-Tiik Tkihuxk  oflice to pay his respects to its genial and companionable  editor. But while here. Mr. Fletcher, as postofliee inspector might make inquiries as to the necessity of  establishing postollices at liykert's iind in Fire valley.  Visited Nelson for a day:   it. Giegerich  of ICaslo: G. II. Wright of 'Ainsworth: Koherl. Ewart of  ICaslo: .lames Delanev of ICaslo: captain Allan l,ean of  steamer Idaho: George Nowell of Victoria: W. ir. Hran-  den of New Denver: 'Map" King of New Denver: II.  McLean of Winnipeg: J. .1.-Doran of Toronto: W. G.  O'l.oughlin.of Winnipeg: E. II. Fletcher of Victoria:'  George W. Hughes of Slocan district: \V. S. Jones of  Trail Creek: A. C. McLean of Spokane; "Archie" Martin  of Great Falls: E. .1. Koberts of the Spokane & Northern  railway; James Wilson of Vancouver; A. I). Westbv of  being developed, like those on Four-mile  crock, Slocan district. For all the development work that has been done, or likely  to be done, in either the Big Bend or the  Trout ��� .Lake camps trails will suffice' for  the next year or two: anrl fairly goorl  trails have already been built to both  .camps. ��� _____   ���  Wants to Do the Loving.  All advanced young woman writes as  follows : '"I shall never, never-be .satisfied  until I have been permitted to make love  to a man according to my own sweet will.  Beginning at the very first meeting, I  want to enjoy the'novel sensation of telling a young man how I admire him; how  his largo, gray eyes fascinate me; howl  wa.s struck by his graceful figure, his line,  open countenance, hroir/.ed to a soft brown  and lighted by such a calm and though!;,  fid smile. Anrl then, not with downcast  eyes, but looking him straight in his fine  honest face, I want to take his hand anrl  say: \Mr. Thomas, I am none of your  gushing society girls, wilh no thoughts  above marrons glacts and pretty-faced  actors. 1 am a young woman of sense,  and ripe, wholesome sentiment. .May I  not have the   pleasure   of   meeting   you  again.  I  Ainsworth : George Slott of Winnipeg: J. E.Jackson of  Salt hake City, George Alexander of Calgary; and George  S. Kooney of Winnipeg.  .John O'Regan, who left Nelson last fall,  returned fron eastern Canada on Wednesday. He brings  the siiine reports as all others who come from the east,  that is. thiii, thousands of men .are out of employment and  that the readiness with which "commonweal" or "industrial" armies arc organized portends evil lo the republic  In eastern Canada wages are verv low. but feu- men are  idle. ,   The Charges Against Kirkup.  1. Refusing lo spend t.he government, appropriation on  Douglas strcel but spending il instead on another pari  of the town against tiie wishes of the citizens.  2. Declaring publicly that he "would guarantee thai  there should he no wagon road built to Ihe llig Hcnd or  Trout Lake " this season.  Ii. Neglecting to arrest a drunken man dangerously  armed when requested lodo.-o.  I. Decluriiigpiiblicly that "all Lardeau has not enough  ore in it lo pay for a wagon road."  i'i.   .Speaking always disparagingly ���'  strangers, especially" lo  those fit  mining speculations*.  The above were the charges preferred  by a few of the citi/.ens of Kevelstoke  against John Kirkup. government agent.  .After giving both sides a hearing, special  commissioner A. G. Smith of Victoria-  quietly departed for his home: and now  the people of Kevelstoke are in doubt  -whether Kirkup will be "bounced" or  promoted. On the action of the government hinges the election of the member  for the north riding. If Kirkup is retained, the member is sure to be opposition: if he is removed, there will be three  government candidates from Kevelstoke.  anrl .Mr. .MeDougall of Nakusp will slip in  for a certainty. .And Mr. .McDougafl is  on the opposition .side of the fence.  if this country  irons of investing  loulrl Witnt to taste in small  moiithsful of bliss that soft and gentle  gradient wliich leads to the telling of  one's love in English, with no hems or  haws, but straight to the point. Something like this: 'Dear Tom, how grandly  handsome you look tonight. Nay, iny  dear Tom. don't blush, you can't help it;  I have heard it said that your father was  .an ..uncommonly' handsome man; it's a  matterof inheritance, dearTom: pedigree  don't you know. My hair is naturally  curly. Don't be afraid of disarranging  my bangs. Vou may kiss this hand of  mine if you choose, Tom. The boys tell  me it's very white and pretty, but I  haven't Jetanyof them hold it. Iv'cbeen  waiting for you, dearest Tom. Alight I  sit beside you ? Don't be frightened, Tom ;  there's no rice-powder to rub off oil your  coat. Thanks again. Vou really like nie,  don't you Tom ? I love you with all a  true woman's heart and soul. Can't you  see it in my eyes'' Isn't it visible on my  very lips?" Anrl so on through the whole  gamut, un il at length, with sweet coyness  his love bursts the bonds of his collegiate  bash fu In ess. aud lie whispered that he  was my owil"^   All the Same as Fitzstubbs.  According to the following, from the  Kevelstoke Mail, captain Fitzstubbs is not  the only provincial official who must have  a. constable or two always dancing attendance.    Says the Mail:  Jievolstoko  is becoming a place of importance.    When  a sergeant of   the provincial   police is sent off post-haste from  Y'ictoria   with  a  (J. J'.  K.  "pass"  in  his  pocket for the chief city of the north riding, there  must  have been   .some urgent  ueeil of his services  in  this peaceful and  sequestered  hamlet on. tiie banks of the  mighty  Columbia.   'What the sergeant's  mission   really   was   is   at   present only  known to a few.    If it was for Mr. A. (J.  Smith's   "personal   coiiveniouce;" as   the  commissioner told Mr. Jhown on Friday,  the province might just a.s well have.hired  a cheaper man than a sergeant of police to  fetch the commissioner a glass of water  and do other menial  services.   The sergeant was voter!  a "pretty good  sort of  follow" by all who came in  contact  with  him, and was not above hobnobbing with  other goorl   fellows,   whether  Kirkupites  or anti-Kirkiipites.    He  had   a.  first-class  'holiday aud seemed well pleased with his  trip to the   mountains.'   When   he   next  visits West Kootenay, it is  to  be  hoped  he will not be hampered by having to attend to the wants or "convenience" of any  commissioner.  A Creditable Piece of Work.  "I fi" Sweet is reckoned one of the best  machinists in southern Kootenay, and  when he points to a piece of work with  pride, it is a safe gamble that the work is  good. The boiler on the steamer Nelson  has undergone considerable repairs in the  hist month, ancl, although in constant use  over two years, is now considered in better condition that when first turned out  of the shop. The dome wa.s entirely rebuilt, and was strengthened by eight li-  inch diagonal braces. If was thoroughly  calked inside and out; the legs were all  riveted anrl calked anew, and the stays  over the wagon-top re-riveted. The job  was done by W. I*. Scott, a young boiler-  maker from Spokane, who learned his  trade in.a Texas town, where a few years  agnail the machinery wa.s run by tread-  wheels. The Xelson will again be on her  olrl run on Monday, and as her boiler did  not leak <*i drop under !���'!() pounds pressure, she is likely, if allowed to carry I HO  pounds, to "run like a-scared wolf."  "Wagon Roads not Needed.  The Revelstoke Mail clamors for the  starting of work on a wagon roar I from  La.rdeau to Trout Lake anrl on oik,-from  Revelstoke to Steamboat canyon. What  has been done in a milling way in the Dig  JJenrl or in Trout bake district to justify  the building of a wagon, road to'either  place? If there is money to spend on  wagon roar Is, it should be spent on roads  that will be of benefit to mines that are  Wants Revelstoke Made a Port of Entry.  The following hitter to the customs department shows that .1. A. Mara favors  making Kevelstoke a port of entry. Is  another Dominion election close at hand?  Ottawa, I'lsl March. I.SIll.  Hear .Mr. Mara : Your lellerof the 21st instant is.iusl  lo hand covering the transmission of a petition from lhe  residents of llevelstoke, praying that I hat point limy he  named a .port of entry, and I note your urgent recommendation that, I he application may he favorably considered. I shall sit once impure into this mailer through  our inspector, and ascertain whether or not the volume  of freight trade from the district immediately surrounding Kevelstoke would warrant the expenditure that  would be entailed were action taken in lhe manner  recommended hy you.  One great dilliculty is. as you know, the probable very  considerable red net inn of lhe revenue owing to Infill' revisions, and the eonscipienl necessity of being exceedingly  careful regarding any expenditure that may be .suggested.    I am, I'iiilhfiillv vnurs,  X. CI.AKI'K U'AI.LACK.  Gone:From His Post.  Captain .fitzstubbs is off to Y'ictoria,  without even saying, "by your leave."  He was met tit Kevelstoke by down-com7  ing travelers on Wednesday'. He claimed'  that he was on his way to Y'ictoria for  medical aid, a.s he was sick nigh unto  death, lie will not return to West Kootenay for months. In the meantime, the  duties of golrl commissioner anrl government agent will, it is more' than probable,  be performed by mining recorder (foepol  of Xelson.  WANTED,  FOR  [.\tlVi:!'tiM>IIH-|!lS   lllllhT   tills   iM'lltl   I \f<  SALE.   ETC.  eenrs a  w'nhl irin'li  ln-i>lliiiii.|  WANTKII-A smart, good girl lo do chamber work  Hotel I'hiur, Nelson. H. O.  at  WANTKI) -A pant maker, or an apprentice.   Apply to  I". .1. Siiiiirc, merchant tailor, Nelson, li. O.  WANTKI)���A woman cook ill ICootenay Lake Oeneral  Hospital.    Apply   lo   II.   A.   ISigelow,   secretary,  FOR SA1.I0 OK LKAKl'-Good hotel, in one of tho best  parts of Nel-on. Size,.'!" by 711 feet: two stories: 21  bed-rooms: Furnished throughout. Heady for immediate occupation. A Mrsl-class chance for the right person,  Applv to Duncan McDonald, Kaslo. il. 0.; or lo C. lliiin-  her, West linker street, Nelson, H. O.  TKNDKKS WANTKI).-  i;p till noon on  May lilth, ISill,  -The  undersigned will receive  lenders for supplying  iind installing one incandescent, dynamo-of a nominal  capacity'of lull Kl-ciindle power lights, "li. A. Higelow,  president Nelson lOlectrie Light Company. . " ���-.  Public)  Victoria Street,.Nelson, B.C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  ItlOI'KKStiXTIXG":  The Confederation Ufo Association. The Phoiiiix Kire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Huilding& Loan  Association of Toronto, ICtc.  MINES INSPECTED  AND  REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots iirgoverniiiciitlowiiKit.es of Xew Denver iind Xelson to be .sold cheap.  ���Stores and olliees to rent iit Xelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on'Columbia river near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  ((  A  LOTS    IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  Apply ul. once lo  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  Tins Space  ���Reserved for a Government  "Ad."  '��. F. TEETZE  AND  DRUGGISTS  The Road is Impassable.  The road to the Silver Kiiitf mine is,  practically, impassable for tennis. For  the first two miles out from Nelson it is  bare, and on t.lu; remaining seven miles  the snow is ,-ill lhe way from a foot to  seven feet in depth. The Inst -l-lior.se  team that made Ihe trip took up less than  <00 pounds of supplies. The machinery  ordered from ('hic'i^o is on the wav, part  ol it having reiichi.d Kevelstoke. Owi'iitf  to the condition of the road, however, a  month at least will elapse before it can be  I a Ken from Xelson to the mines.  A largo 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  WALLiJPAPER  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  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  e  We are making ready for a dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  ��  Groeepie $ Hardware Dry Goods, Clothing*, Boots and Shoes,  Stoves and Tinware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors and  a Complete Line of Builders5 Material and Miners' Supplies.  Sewing Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  Leg'al Forms, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  School Supplies  a Specialty.  IFJROZsTT  STEEET,   KLA.SLO.  oots, Shoes, (xFoeeries, Hardware,. Iron and Steel.  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,  AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED  WITH   SUPPLIES.  l^HSr^TTElJEl  EEVELSTOKE  ^.-rsr-D    NAKUSP  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  and" -. General. Merchandise  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.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  *R,-E"B^^a?"E   ALLOWED   "ErO*R   G-OOD   ���B"0"H-,"DI-*STC3-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  ^^"f?*E?L"X-   POE   PBICES,   HVE^-PS,   ETC.,    TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  SEE THAT YOU  GET THEM.  IT WILL  PAY YOU  IN THE END.  HUDSONS' BAY CO.,  Baker Street, Nelson.  auioxts vou  (furry Klnur  Wulkenillo,  :   ,Ioh. Sclilil'/., Miliviuikce.  l\S.A.: I'orl  Al ills. Winnipeg: llinuii Walker & Sons,  Hotelkeepers and hemsekeepers 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.  pi           .      .- HtfPfS


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