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 Presents an Unequalled Field for ihe Developer  of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,' Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in Producing Mines.  SECOND  YEAR-NO. 38.  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST1  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make  the  Mining   Camps  and  Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible  the  Year   Round.  ONE DOLLAR A. YEAR.  MINING   NEWS   OE   THE  WEEK.  AN IMMENSE BODY OF LOW GRADE ORE  DISCOVERED NEAR KOOTENAY LAKE.  The Noble Five Mines Preparing- to Ship One  Thousand Tons of Ore���Machinery in Position on the Silver King���A Trail Creek  Gold Claim That Yields Pine Specimens���  Etc.. Etc.  A party of four prospectors have returned from a trip inside to the range of  mountains that lies between the south  end of-'.Kootenay lake and Salmon river,  and report discovering an immense vein  of gold-bearing ore. The route taken was  ���'up thecreek that .empties into'Kootenay  lake near its lower end. For the first ten  miles the rise is gradual and the slopes.of  the mountains covered' with what tliey  describe as the "finest timber in British'  Columbia." In about ten miles.the forks  oi' the creek is reached.. One fork comes  from the northwest, another from the  west, and the'main fork from the southeast. About two miles west of ..the forks  .the country rock changes from'granite to  dolomite, the latter running in a. belt  about ii mile wide and iu a northerly and  southerly direction.  .The vein, on. Avhich three claims were  located, is described as being a contact,  ���with dolomite for the hanging wall ancl  granite for the foot wall. It is'30 feet-  wide on the surface and stands out like a  street for a distance of (500 feet. It 'was  traced in a northerly, direction for quite a  distance, but southerly was thought to  end abruptly, near where "discovered.  More diligent, search, however, showed  that the vein turned at almost right  angles toward the southeast. The ore on  the surface carries $10 in gold to the ton  '���'and is free milling. A prospect hole six  feet in depth was sunk, and from md\-  cations the ore improves in value witli  depth. The discoverers, Messrs. AlcGuigan,  ilennessy;,' McDonald, ancl Brennan, are  men not likely to be elated tin less they  have" something- pretty 'good in- sight,  Alessrs. McGu'igan and- Ilennessy being  two of the men who discovered the Noble  Five group of mines in Slocan district.  When word of the discovery was  brought to Nelson, there was no little excitement. Tom Ward was in the act of  nailing a picket on the fence he is building around his residence, and he dropped  hammer und nails and started at once for  the new gold fields. Others followed him  and quite a number of' prospectors are  already reported on the way in. As the  crow flies, the new find is about twenty  miles southeast of Nelson; by boat and  trail, about sixty-five. Ainsworth is the  recording oflice.   Machinery in Position.  Since" the arrival of Mr. Wild, a representative of the Fraser 6c Chalmers company of Chicago, rapid progress has beeu  made in getting the buildings and -machinery at the Silver King mine in shape.  The .boiler and engine, air cam pressor,  ���re)c:k crusher, picking table, aud Blake  pump are all in position and pipe connections made with the diamond drill oh the  Kootenay Bonanza, 1500 feet distant.  The air connection is made by a 3-inch  pipe aiid the water by a 2-inch. The  water supply is taken from springs near  tiie mine,;but if they fail there is an un-  failing.supply in a small lake not far distant. The main building is 40 by (55 feet.  A new 2rstory bunk-house and story-and-  a-half oflice building have also been  erected. It i.s reported that plans are in  preparation for a concentrator.  ��� . An Hydraulic Company at Work.  The Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company,  at'ter encountering and overcoming all the  obstacles, natural and artificial, incident  to mining in Kootenay, is in a fair way to  prove the value of its ground on Forty-  nine creek. About $15,000 have been expended in flumes, ditches, was to ways,  "pipes, monitors, and sluice boxes. The  Hume and ditch is over a mile long, and  the head of water is upwards of 300 feet.  At prestfnt- about 300 inches r.uns through  the Hun Ve, which is barely enough to fill  the pipes, when a 3-inch nozzle is used on  the monitor. The ground is favorably  located .for working, but as it contains  more boulders than gravel, it cannot be  moved as- rapidly as was expected. Fred  Bice is acting as superintendent, and  enough'bedrock will be cleaned within  the next two weeks to pfove the value of  tiie property.   In a Prosperous Condition.  , Fred Ritchie and Tom O'Farrell have  returned to Nelson froth Trail Creek district, where they put in three months  surveying mineral claims. They report  that district looking.up and at present in  a prosperous condition. Over a hundred  men are employed in and about the mines.  The one mine that is justly famed for the  richness of its ore is tho'O K, which is  located on the Sheep creek slope. While  the vein'is not a.s large as'the veins ou  tiie Trail creek slope, the ore is far richer,  free gold' being visible in nearly tiyeiy piece  of ore, and some picked specimens are  almost solid gold. A tunnel is in 300 feet,  from which an upraise has been made to  the surface. Another tunnel will be  started that will tap the vein in about 300  feet at a depth of (S0 feet below the present tunnel.   Bonded for Twenty Thousand Dollars.  "Paddy" Medio has bonded  the Utica,  Alice, un'd   Rocky  Boulder,  three claims  on   Twelve-mile   creek,   a   tributary  of  Kaslo river, to 0.  J. Atkins.   The price  nominated in the bond is $20,000, of which'  $1000 was paid   in cash at   Nelson this  week.  Will Ship a Thousand Tons.  John G. McGuigan, one of the owners of  -the Noble Five group, in Slocan  district,  was in Nelson on  Thursday.     lie says  there is 81 feet of ore in t.he breast of No.  2 tunnel in the World's Fair, and that the  mines never looked better than at present.  Three tunnels were started on the Bonanza King, two of which are now in the  World's Fair. No. 1 tunnel is in 200 feet,  and an upraise made from it to'the surface. No. 2 tunnel is in 310 feet, and an  ��� upraise--connects it with No. 1 tunnel,  near the mouth of the latter. At 98 feet  a level was run from the upraise for a distance of 102 feet-. This level is connected  with No. 1 tunnel by a winze. No. 3 tunnel is in .100 feet'. Ou the World's Fair a  tunnel is in 75 feet. There is ore in the  breasts of all the tunnels except No. 1. A  thousand tons will: be shipped this Winter,  part of which is.now.being sacked.  Minor Mining Notes.  .William Monteith has been appointed  -liquidator of'thu'Thunder Hill Mining Company, whose  property consists of several mineral claims and a concentrator on the west shore of Upper Columbia lake in Kast  ICootenay.  The south fork of Kaslo river has been  pretty well searched for mineral during the pastsunimer.  Although no-important discoveries have been made, yet  several prospectors think they have indications encouraging enough to warrant them iu doing development  work.  ,   Six men are fat  work on the Northern  Jlelle.N'o.2, in-Slocan district, on wlitoli the vein is from  8 inches to 2 feet in width. Ore lias also'been struck in  the It. K. I.ee tunnel. Hoth tliese claims are in Hie neighborhood of tho Washington.   ���������;���..  In sinking a shaft at'the" mouth Of the  .tunnel on the Josie, in Trail Creek district, a flue vein of  ore was struck at a depth.of ;">0 feet.      ���   ' ���  Ore running  $12.50 in   gold  has  been  struck on the San Francisco, in Trail Creek district.  TARIFF   AND   WAGES,,  The Cinchers are Getting Cinched.  From different sources it is learned that  all-is not serene with the men who undertook the building of the Nakusp <fc'Slocau'  raihvay. It is now-seen that therailwayhas'  been located more for the object of boost-]  ting townsites than for handling the busi-j  ness of the cpun try, and it has been found:  that griicling railways in "���'mid-whiter" is  very unprofitable. While loth .to admit  it, the promoters of the scheme are either  losers already, or stand to make a losing.;  This.they do not. like, for there was .''mil-.  -Iions'iu it"-at one time. It Was one of the  schemes that coulel not stand the white  search light of criticism. Had the nian-  agement been allowed to go on as' they  first planned, the sub-con tractors would  have been cinched, the men would have  been paid in supplies, and the cheapest  road possible turned over to the Canadian  Pacilic for operation.' 'The'management  was forced to deal half way .'fairly with,  the sub-contractors ; they were compelled  to .pay a little money' to the men-; and  now the Canadian I'acific will.'not'take  -the road over unless it is placed iii 'good  condition for operating, ancl that can only  be done by relocating a portion of the  line.   The cinchers are getting cinched.  A Weak Reply.  "To thu Editor ok The Pkovixck: In  reply, to Mr. Bogle's letter I have only little to say. He admits the animus against  Englishmen iu Kootenay aud deplores it.  The published platform of ,th.6 opposition  in Kootenay is known to Kootenay men,  so that I need not argue that point. 4s to  the type of Englishmen described by Mr.  Bogle, 1 am happy to. say that I have  never met any of them myself. At any  rate, the views expressed by ihe in The  Miner as to Canadians and Englishmen  are those held by me ancl by most of my  friends, while the facts of Mr. Bogle's unsuccessful attempt to obtain a nomination  as a delegate from New Denver in the recent electioneering campaign, if truly reported to hie by New' Denver men, go to  prove that even' he is not the sort of .Englishmen tliey want in that country. This  is to be regretted, as if'Mr. Bogie's real  sentiments are those contained in his letter they are in every way to be respected.  C. Philui'.^-Wollicy.  Got a Bad Shaking Up.  11. Marpole.superintendentof the Pacific  .division.of" the Canadian Pacific railway,  was at Nelson on Saturday, merely to see  if his property interests had appreciated  in value since his last visit; Asked as to  when the Canadian "Pacific intended taking over the Nakusp 6c Slocan raihvtiy he  said he did not know, but that it was not  likely to be taken over before it was completed. The main line of the Canadian  Pacific gota bad .shaking up by the recent  flood, but by hard work trains were got  through in three weeks, and everything  is now running smoothly,'although a large  number of men are yet engaged in making  permanent repairs. Mr.-Marpole left for  the north Saturday afternoon.  What British Columbia Needs at Ottawa.  It is safe to say that John Andrew  Mara, our own member in the Dominion  house of commons;1 made more sensible  speeches during, the last session than all  tiie other members from British Columbia  put together; yet he did not accomplish  anything, for he is afraid to back up his  convictions with his votes. What British  Columbia needs at Ottawa is.five members  who haveconvictionsand backbone. Our  own John Andrew is gettiiig..-tho right  kind of convictions knocked into him by  a sturdy and independent press, and by  the time of the next election he will have  to prove that he has backbone or getau  awful licking.  The Issue on Which the Next Dominion Blec:  tion Will be Fought;  Tmo Timihi.n'r has maintained that Canada would today be in no better condition  than the United States were like political  changes   brought about by. an election.  Were the Liberal, or.tariff reform, party  in power in Canada, the consequent uncertainty as to the rate of duties in the  future could have no other effect than to  unsettle values of manufactured goods,,  and once values are unsettled production  cannot  long  be maintained   with   that;  regularity of "output that alone insures.,  steady  work   to 'employees;, and  unless  the   people, of  a country are employed^  steadily, .the couiitrycannot be prosperous.':;  The question   of  protection  and 'free,  trade, Aviieii reduced to the very bottom,;'  says the Salt  Lake Tribune, is simply a  "question of diigher or-lower wages to enW  plqyeei.. JVheiij the tariff  is taken off;  wages fall.   The tariff reform advocates;:  hold that this is no hardship to the work-:  ingnian; what .he heeds' he;buys so much  niorecheap]_y,thathisprOhtsandhis living  amount to just the:saine.'   The theory is  ' fatally defective in this, that if a laboring  man saves a small -percentage of his income, the difference in the percentage between a fair and a low income in the end-  decides the difference between the pov-:  erty or the .independence, of the worker.  For instance,'10 per cent saved on $000 a;.  ��y ear, of course, means $00. , Ten per-cent  on $300, of course; means $80.   The difference is the interest at 0 per cent on $500  a year.' With the one income a man could  buy a-ho'ine for $500, and pay the interest  annually.   With  the other he could buy  the home the same way, pay the interest  and pay for the home in twelve years,  If the home was bought in a.prosperous  place, as for instance at the starting of ti  "new factory, in the years necessary to payv  for it, it might increase two-fold or fourfold in value, and  be to the man and his  family a little stake.   The difference is  shown-' between the laboring .than in the;  United Shites' aiid the 'laboring man' in-  China.   The one has a comfortable home,  good food and clothing for his children.;.  The other,  through the process of  the  years," has "become transformed   by the  friction' of the awful .poverty ��� that 'has'',  been- upon him;   He has trained- himself'  ���in. His. fight.with famine uirtil lie has trans-1  .formed his very stomach, and. cau assiini-.  late food which a white man would reject  in a ''moment."- He has learned to look poverty in.the face with a  smile;  he has  learned to laugh, want to scorn.   But in  -the meantime-his own moral nature has  become changed.    He is a different being.  Then  while wages are  generous   and  steadily advancing, the advancement of  the race is safe, because with the more  money men receive, the more advantages  they give those dependent upon them;  the.more refinement they draw to them.  While on the other hand, under the com-  ���petition which comes-when the duties are  thrown' off,; the-' men, of   the   generous  country have to "directly compete with  the labor of poorer countries; less and  less-work is done, fewer and fewer people  receive  Avag'es,"more  and   more  of   the  money of the country is drained to other  countries and   irretrievably lost.    New  South [Wales, the very last English colony,  has given up'trying to get along without  protection.   Her people cannot bear the  tender mercies of their own. mother, because   they have   found out   by a  good  many experiences that whether the intention was so or not, by the adjustment  which puts the laborer  of   the  colonies  against the laborer of the mother country,  the old mother slowly robs them until  they are penniless.    England lives by her  manufactures and   her  trade.   She is a  little country surrounded  by no end of  harbors,- has no end of ships, no end of  labor, no end of machinery, ajid she can  live on free trade because she has to buy  her raw material and trade back iu payment her manufactured goods.  The strength of the United States so far  has ,'been iu its raw material, and their  people have never tried the experiment  which exchanged that'raw,material with  England for her manufactured goods that  England has not been able, inside of five  years, to absolutely drain the country of  money. The question i.s as important to  Canada, because the next election will  practically decides whether our people,  although .surrounded by wonderfully  varied and measureless undeveloped  wealth, will maintain a policy that is developing industries that in time.will-make  Canada independent, or substitute therefor a policy that can only result in transferring our industries to the mother  country.      -_   The Tailor Must be an Artist.  "The effect of military clothing." writes  an. army map i" Harper's- Weekly, "depends upon the bearing and 'athletic figure of the wearer. The best tailors can  make .little of a mail whose head projects  forward slantwise from the middle of his  chest, nor can they squeeze a forty-inch  waist into anything like athletic dimensions.' If ti.man duck.his head every time  he raises his. hand to his cap to salute,  you will know he is no soldier, no matter  what kind of clothes he weius; but an  artistic tailor will make him look like one  if;he will consent to simply walk around  and bo quiet." Such being the case, Ictus see what the; artistic tailor does I'or the  soldier: "The blouse, jacket, and, dress-  coat must allow the chest Tree expansion,  must hold the shoulders (hit ami square,  and must compress the waist. A skillful  tailor, by cutting the coat properly, using non-shrinkable cloth,and sewing with  non-breakable thread, can make a garmef  that will  hold a natural  slouch together,  at le2ist as long as he is in uniform.    If a  man is   not  straight, his military tiiilor  can make him straight.   An athletic man  will possess a waist which  measures less  in   circumference   than   his   hips   or  his  shoulders, ancl all soldiers ;ire supposed  ' to be athletic men'; therefore, his waist, to  the eye of most people, will appe2ir contracted.   The tailor,  then, in  trying to  make a soldier out of a man who is not- a  soldier, must cinch  his girth  in order to  make him appctir athletic.   If the cloth  will not hold, he must iusertabclt leather  in the lining ancl  fasten it with hooks.  There is a happy medium  in the length  of either   blouse or   frock  coat, to pass  which in either  direction produces the  effect of a tailless bantam on the one hand  .and' a theological student on the other.  The  lines of  the coat must curve, for,  there is lio beauty iu angles. There must be  smoothness; no wrinkles and drawn seams  no twisted braids and missed stiches, no  caught-in-the-rain effects.   The belt must  look tight. It is not tin article of.drapery;  it is a means of holding the muscles together for business.   Trousers are made  of doeskin,'"..and. should be cut to fit the  figure as; closely -as'-possible without discomfort, and showing neither wrinkle nor  straight line.   Even  legs   that instinctively run and hide at the mention .of surf  bathing can be given .-grace and -shapeliness by an.'artistic military tailor.   The  best riding-breeches are made of Bedford  cord, without a reenforce.   They, button  iiround  the leg closely, and conform to  the shape of the leg as far as the swell of  the thigh.   From this point to the waist  they are  more  capacious, increasing in  Amplitude- enough   to  permit  the   free  movement of the body, withoutattaiuing'  that ''prodigality' of material sometimes  seen in.English Hunting-breeches.   There  should be no pockets except the watch--  pocket.   At the back of the calf, under  the knee, must be a Hook or otlier fastening to  support'the-'boot-top.   Trousers  must be made to fit the leg, making allowance for every 'curvature. There is, therefore, a graceful swell over the calf and a.  contraction at the knee,-which prevents  bagging.   The bottom settles gracefully  over the shoe-top iind falls to the tip of  the boot heel in rear.   Be suspicious of a-  tailor who measures the leg only at the  hips, heel, tind knee.   It is a fallacy to  believe that he can 'make a decent .pair of  trousers."        __________  The Burning of the Columbia.  The burning of the steamer Columbia  ���was either caused by oneof thecrew put-;  ting in his coat pocketa pipe that he had  been smoking, and hanging the coat on  the wall of the .bunk-room, or by one of  the creW leaving a candle burning in the  bunk-room so that the flame could touch  the wall. As the flames were first discovered in the ceiling above where clothes  were hanging, the former is the ' most  likely cause. The watchmtin was on duty,  iind when He gave the alarm the fireman  got both pumps at work iind made the  hose connections, but the smoke was so  dense that he could not stick to his post.  Within ten minutes the boat was a nuiss  of flames. She burned to the water's edge  and the hull now lies submerged in shallow water. A barge will be sent down  next week, antl an effort made to recover  the boiler. While the loss to the company is a heavy one, it has boats enough  to handle all the busiress offering. In  making the transfer between Wanettitind  Northport a good deal of time is lost, but  as trains are now running to within a  mile and a half of the former place, the  transfer will be done away with in about  ten clays' time.  ���  Did Not Tell Mr. Davie Anything.  The coast papers iire much exercised  over what the Hume.committee of Nelson  is alleged to have told premier Davie in  regard   to  Mr. -Hume's   position.   As  a  nuitter of. fact, the Hume committee of  Nelson did not tell Mr. Davie anything,  for the simple reason that the committee  did hot will on Mr. Davie on the night of  election clay or at any otlier time. If Mr.  Davie took part'in the general hilarity on  election night, it was at the invitation of  one man, iind not of seventy-five as the  premier stated on his arrival at the coast.  That the premier enjoyed himself will not  be disputed, for it could not have been  otherwise, for he was among jolly good  fellows, even if they were his political opponents. __  . Does He Favor Indepondonco.  Even our own John Andrew Mam is  looking forward to the day when Canada  will stand without support from the  mother country, fordid he not say, when  urging the estiibllsliment of ii mint in  Canada, that "Canada occupies a peculiarly favorable position for doing a large  portion of the world's commerce, and if  our soil i.s to be the highway between  Great Britain on the one hand and Austral hi, China, and .Japan on the other,  and I think we might look forward to the  day when we will liave our own coinage, and when the beaver find the maple  leaf will be stamped on one side of our  coins."        ' _  Fighting Strength of China and Japan.  Since China and .Japan   have gone to  war, it will be of interest to know their  fighting strength.   China has (i(X).(KK) men  in a sort of local militia who are called  "braves," and arc considered as practically worthless .in modern warfare, but  she lias properly three armies the army  of Manchuria, tlic army of the Center, and  the army of Turkesliiii. The latter are  simply engaged in keeping order in the  western part of the empire, and, except in  extraordinary emergency, would never be  called east.   The army of Manchuria has  70,000   men,' many   ol'   whom are armed  with Manser rifles and Kruppguns.   The  army of the Center has its headquarters  at Kalgaii, an important town northwest  of Pekin.    It numbers 50.000 men of the  hardy race of northern China, and could  be  doubled   in  time of   war.   All  these  troops are well armed with Remington  rifles.    The imperial   .Japa-nesc  army is  modeled after the German, and i.s organized on the European system of uimcrsal  conscription.     It consists of the  active  army, the reserve, the landwehr, and the  laiidsturm.   The latter includes all males  capable   of   bearing   arms.     The    tota  strength of the active army on peace footing,is 70,000men, with 170 field and mountain guns.   The reserve and the landwehr  each Have a strength  of   nearly 100,000  men.    .Japan  imikcs  her own   firearms,  ordnance iind iinimtinition at the national  arsenals  at Tokio and   Osaka,   and the  Murata   rifle,  with which the Japanese  troops are tinned, is ji. native Japanese invention.   China has one first-chiss.   two  second-class and throe third-class biitfcfe-  ships, nine harbor defense  vessels, nine  second-class cruisers,  twelve cruisers of  the third class, thirty-five gunboats and  thirty-nine torpedo vessels. The.Japanese  fleet consists of five armored cruisers, nine  second-class cruisers and twenty-two vessels which may be ranked as cruisers of  the third chiss.   She luis one  first-class  torpedo boat tind forty second-class.   The  Chinese fleet is the heavier, but the Japanese ships   are   the   swifter.   The   two  nations seem about equally ready for war,  and if Russia and Great Britain do not interpose,, it looks tis though it would be  about a fair fight, with the advantage in  favor of China, because C.orea is a peninsula of Chinii:____________  Ruling of a Lower Court Affirmed.  P. Porter of Spokane, aiid a member of  the firm of Porter Brothers who built the  bridges on the Nelson 6c 'Fort. Sheppard.  railway, wjis in  Nelson this week.    He is  reported as saying that the court at .Victoria affirmed' tiie ruling of the county  court at Nelson in the Larson vs. Nelson  & Fort ��� Sheppard case.    There'must-be  something rotten in the laws that do not  protect men in their property-rights.'. The'  case will be .appealed to the higher courts,  and will probably go to the privy council,  which apparently is the only court whose  decision are  always .based   on   common  sense.  "        ___________  Government Men Bellyaching Already.  A government party man, who has returned from a pilgrimage to Victoria, is  reported sis saying, that the south riding  will get but little heretifter in the way of  appropriations. How will the 258 good and  true government men who voted for -Mr.  Buehsinan like such news, when they all  along.maintained tluit the Diivie -government 'wjis the personification of fairness?  The -100-odd men who voted for the opposition candidate know how to get what  the district is entitled to, and one of the  ways is not by bellyaching fur appropriations before tliey arc due.  An Expensive but Needless Work.  The Dominion voters' lists are to be revised, and the following appointments  have been nnicle to carry out the work in  British Columbia: Victoria, E. E. Wootton,  barrister; Vancouver Island district,  judge Crease; Burrard district, R. W.  Armstrong, barrister, Vancouver; Sew  Westminster, William Grey, barrister,  New Westminster; 'Vale and Cariboo  district, judge Walkem. Kamloops. The  work is expensive, but needless, for there  i.s no reason why the provincial voters'  lists should not be used in Dominion  elections.   The Kaslo & Slocan Railway.  It is expected tluit the Kaslo 6c Slocan  Riiilway Compiiny will make; Jinother  bluff this fall by putting ;i few men to  work grading outside of town. This will  be done so ns to try and secure further  charter privileges at the next scission of  tiie legislative assembly, as under the  present charter the line to Sandon and  all branches must lie completed by September 1st, IKD5. Engineer Perry has  been at work 21 bout Ksislo locating the  line higher up on the benches than it was  heretofore.  A Political Humor.  In tliese dull days every rumor heard is  taken up and discussed by the boys. The  latest going the rounds is that member-  elect Keilie will resign his seat for the  north riding to allow chief commissioner  of lands and works Vernon to get a seal,  and that in return he will be appointed  gold commissioner and government agent  for the district of which Kevelstoke is the  commercial center. Every man is said to  have Ids price, but we never thought  Kellie's price was so low.  The Fight Will be a Hot One.  If the north riding, is opened   to allow  defeated candidate Vernon of   East  Yale  fo get a seat, so  that he can   remain as  chief commissioner of lands and   works,  A   FAIR   AMOUNT  OF   ACTIVITY.  SOUTH  KOOTENAY IN   NO  WORSE  CON-  DITION   THAN   OTHER   COUNTRIES.  There Would be More Activity If There was  More Capital to To _evelorment Woik,  Without Which Mining- Cannot be Carried  on Profitably.  tiie light will be a hot oue. "The south  end of the riding has a man that can  knock the socks oil' old Vernon," is the  way an enthusiastic Trail Crocker puts it.  Anil tin:Trail Creekers will be backed up  liy th" live men in every other portion of  the riding.  Both Moan tho Sumo Thing.  The Victoria Times has substituted editorials on "Tuberculosis in Cows" for editorials on "The Corrupt Practices of the  Davie Government"  There is probably as much activity in  Kootenay as in any other mining country  in wliich the mines have not reached an  advanced stage of development. Pew of  the mines are owned by men with sufficient capital to do dead work without the  iissistance that comes from selling the ore  extracted in doing the dead work. ' Until  a large amount of dead work has been  clone, few mines in any country are large  producers of ore. and Kootenay is.not fin  exception, although within its boundaries  2iro to be found some promising mines. The  present iictivity is con fiued toado/.en properties scattered throughout a .country sixty  miles long by thirty..wide. In the northern  part of this area are the Slocan mines: in  the central, the .mines' around Ainsworth  and Nelson ;��� in the southern, the prospects in Goat River district and the mines  in Trail Creek district.  'In- Slocan district, more or less work  has been done'on half 21 hundred prospects  and mines, but with one or two exceptions  thousands of dollars will yetlmve to be  expended before they can be classed as  producing-mines. About 200 men ;ire employed directly and indirectly iii the mining industry in the district, at -wages  ranging from $3a day for laborers to $3.50  ivchiy for miners. So far, work has been  .commenced on but one mill in the district  ���a concentrator on Carpenter creek, between New Denver tind Three Forks.  Although a dozen or more mines could  make ore shipments, no" ore is likely to be  shipped until winter, unless it be from  one of the mines that has several hundred  tons stored at a steamboat landing but a  mile or two from the mine. y      . .;.,  - In the -'central-districts, there- is^^ome,-  little activity at Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,  and Nelson. At Ainsworth, development  work is being done on a number of claims,  and one mine has luid a concentrator  erected to treat its output. At present operations are suspended, but work  will be resumed within 21 short time. At  Pilot Bay. a smelter is being got in readiness, and it is expected to be in operation  some time in October. At Nelson, development work i.s sjiid to be progressing  satisfactorily at the Silver King mine.  An 2iir compressor iind other machinery  will be in place next week, and ore i.s being  hauled to Nelson for shipment to Denver  for treatment. At the Silver King laborers receive $2.50a day Jtnd miners $3. The  Poonmiu mine, on which 21 10-stamp mill is  running, is also at work, the mill treating  from 12 to 15 tons of free gold ore a'day.  There are also a few men engaged in mining placer ground within a few miles of  Nelson. Little but assessment work is  being done at Goat River, but at Trail  Creek over a hundred laborers and miners  find steady employment at wages ranging  from $2.50 to $3 for laborers and $3 to  $3.50. for miners. Ore shipments are being  made continuously from the Le Roi,a mine  that i.s likely to be one of the largest iu  the country.  The wages paid mechanics range from  $3 to $1 a day. But until there is a  greater demand for laboring men and  mechanics, there are enough already here  to do the work that is to be done. Kootenay is'a fairly good country fit present,  ancl it will be ;i great country, even if the  price of silver remains in the 00s. when its  mines are developed: but to develop them  requires capital, and fit present capital is  timid of touching silver mines, or anything else except gold bonds issued by  countries whose resources are not already  pledged for the payment of loans.  Have Come to An Understanding.  Co.Mir d'Alene .Miner, lth: "Last .Monday the giithoritig of some of the more  prominent miner's union men at Finch 6c  Campbell's office was the first indication  to the general public that some sort of a  deal was under way having for its object  the starting up of the mines. Later in  the day it became whispered on the  streets thai- a compromise had been affected by which the Gem. Frisco, and  Standard mines wen; to commence operations jit once, provided that lhe railroads  commenced find continued in service. The  principal features of the agreement, tis  far as can be learned, are that the union  shall in no way interfere with the maiiage-  mentof the mine, which shall be free to  hire and discharge whomsoever it pleases,  and the executive committee of the  millers' union agrees, also, that they will  preserve peace and harmony as I'ar as lies  in their power. There is no change whatever in wages. I'tider this agreement the  mines are already resinning work as fast  as matters can be got in shape for work.  Some men were put on .Monday night fit  the Gem, and the number is being gradually increased. The Poorman. which had  nothing to do with the agreement cited  above. Jims resinned work this week. TJie  Tiger continues on one shift as usual. To  the uninitiated it would now appear that  there should be several months of prosperity, and possibly more."  m  _ ���    _<  -\ -  I  _  I     tt.  J1  1/ |V1*  I  ��  ���  I   ������!  ' THE TRIBUNE':   KELSON, B. C, SATUEDAY, AUGUST 11, 1894.  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Those who wish to push new enterprises  'orward   or  to  extend   old   enterprises  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaBAU, M.D.���Physician and Surgeon.   Rooms  ���   and 1< Houston block, Nelson.  Telephone 12.  LR. HARRISON, B. A.���Barrister at Law, Convey-  ���   aneer, Notary Public, Commissioner for taking A Ill-  davits for use in  Otllces���Ward St.  the Courts of British Columbia, etc.  between Baker and Vernon, Nelson.  @te Sfcitmne*  SATURDAY MORNING...  AUGUST 11, -180-1  There is no likelihood ol! an election  taking place this year, or even next, for  members of the Dominion house of commons. A cabinet -minister is reported as  saying: "Why, in the name of all that is  " sensible should parliament dissolve?  " The government has lost no seats in the  " bye elections and is stronger now in the  " house than1 ever. Why, with the gov-  " eminent supported' by the people and  "expressive of public sentiment, should  " the government appeal to the people  "and put the country to the great ex-'  " pense of an election. True it would be  " good politics for the government to ap-  " petti to the country while it stands well  " with the electorate, but its position  " should improve. I really believe that  " two more sessions of the present pariia-  " ment will be held before dissolution."  Accordingly, George Owen Buchanan of  Kaslo will not have the chance of knocking out John Andrew Mara of Kaml.oops.  this fall, aud the district of Yale-Kootenay  will continue to be represented in the  house by a man who is prolific in suggestions, but scrupulously careful never to  vote in accordance with his suggestions.  The Manitoba school question is to be  reopened, the Dominion government having passed an  order-in-council in which  the following is the hist sentence:   "Your  " excellency's advisers express the hope  " that the government and legislature of  " the province of Manitoba will give their  " serious    consideration    to    any   well  " founded complaint of the petitioners,  " and take speedy measures to give re-  " dress."   This is one of the results of the  intolerance of religious organizations. The  Catholics will not send  their children to  public schools in  which the Protestant  bible is read, and the Protestants will not  hiy aside the bible.   Hence the fight for  separate schools.   Pitch the bible out of  the public schools, then if religious zealots  will not allow their children  to attend  the schools, let them keep them at home.  No less than twenty-eight of the  ninety-odd members elected to the provincial legislature in Ontario have to defend their title to their seats. This would  indicate that-corrupt practices 2ire the  rule, not the exception, iu the premier  province of Canada. The Canadian press  have much to say about the corrupt practices that prevail during election campaigns in the United States, but judging  from the number of contests entered to  unseat members, elections are conducted  far more honestly in the United States  than in Canada. There are more contested seats after an election in Canada  than in the United States, counting the  Dominion and provincial elections as  against the elections for members of congress ancl state legislatures.  The Province of Victoria says "judge  " Grosscup of Chicago has certainly  " spoken to his grand jury with no uiicer-  " tain sound in regard to their duty to  " to send up for trial all who interfere  " with interstate commerce. It is re-  " freshing to see a judge who is elected  " by the popular vote having the  " courage to come out boldly and ex-  " press his views. I wonder when the  " time comes i'or his re-election if he  " will be returned to office. He ought to  " be. Yet J have in my mind the late of  "the gifted author of tho Constitutional  " Limitations, who was rejected by people  "who did not appreciate what 21 privi-  " lege they were enjoying in having jus-  " tice administered by such a distin-  " guished man." The Province is in error.  Judge Crosscup was not elected by the  popular vote, but, like all judges of the  United States courts, wiis appointed by  the president, and holds oflice until retired  by the age limitation. Judges of the  state courts tire elected by the popular  vote.  therefore hock from all parts of the world  to London.   Funds are raised by means  of the public issue of loans and companies,  by attracting deposits, by borrowing on  security from banks, and in short in every  conceivable way.   As long as this goes 011  the backward countries grow rapidly in  prosperity, the area under cultivation is  extended^  railways are   pushed   in  new  directions, public works of all kinds are  constructed. . But there conies a check  when credit receives a 'shock in Europe.  During the years immediately preeeedmg  the.Baring''crisis the amount of capital  invested by this country abroad was un-  precedentedly large.   But as soon as the  Baring embarrassments became serious,  that capital .began   to   be   called home.  Some of the great financial houses were  compelled to bring home their capital in  the   hope of  sustaining  their  position;  others were alarmed at the possible consequences of the crisis they saw to be impending, and they also withdrew money.  As the crisis deepened, the apprehension  spread,   and   more and  more  investors  called   home  their   money.    When   the  crisis actually occurred it will be in the  recollection of our readers how great was  the alarm here, and how long it continued.  Nobody knew what other houses might  come down; credit for the time was paralyzed; ancl the first thought of all who  ���were engaged in .business'was to try and  strengthen their own position. The withdrawal of capital then became more eager  than ever. Soon new causes of uneasiness  sprang up. The bankruptcy of Argentina,  the wild speculation   that followed the  revolution in Brazil, the civil war in Chili,  the default of Portugal, the increasing  financial embarrassments of Spain, Italy,  ancl   Greece  intensified- the  scare,  and  more and more capital was withdrawn.  The refusal of this country to lend more  to the Australian colonies brought on a  crisis there; ancl as it was seen to be ap-  ���proachiug,   depositors    withdrew   their  funds   in   immense   amounts  from   the  banks.   Meantime it became clear   that  the Sherman Act was a failure, ancl that  it would  involve the  United States in  serious embarrassments.   Silver fell ruinously,  and..alarm sprang up respecting  the silver-using  countries   all  over the  world.   This caused the withdrawals of  capital to continue of a still greater scale.-  This long-continued withdrawal of capital threw the more backward countries  into the.-most serious difficulties.   They  would   have  been   embarrassed  by the  mere  stoppage of further supplies.   As  already said, they have been developed  in the past largely by means of-capital-  supplied from Europe, aud the refusal of  Europe to place more funds at their disposal would Have'prevented them from  continuing their development at the old  rate. But when Europe began not merely  to refuse fresh supplies, but to insist upon  the repayment of large portions of what  had already been advanced, their embarrassments became grave indeed. In many  cases governments had paid the interest  on  their   debts only by means of   fresh  loans.   Everyone can  now see that this  was the case with the South American  countries, with Portugal,  Greece, Spain,  and to a lesser extent with Italy, with our  own colonies of Australia likewise.   The  inability of the government to get further  assistance compelled  them to draw upon  the banks.   First they withdrew the deposits they had with  the banks;    then  they proceeded to borrow from the banks.  In doing this they reduced the funds at  _the disposal of the banks; and when the  banks found themselves iu danger of being unable to repay the   deposits that  that were being withdrawal! thev called  upon their debtors to pay up.   Tiie consequence was severe and widespread distress and numerous failures.  The debtors  to save their credit, were compelled to  sell whatever there was a   market  for.  The first step in the process was a great  fall in stock exchange securities; the next  was a similar fall in commodities. _ The  man who sees bankruptcy staring him in  the face cannot wait for better prices; he  has no option but to take Avhat he can  get for his goods; ancl so the pressure on  all  debtors   throughout    the   backward  countries to sell, brought about the low  prices over wliich so much moan is made.  The difficulties  of  the  debtors  abroad  were of course intensified by the shock to  credit all over Europe, and particularly  in this  country.   Business  of all  kinds  shrank here.   Very immy were unable to  buy; very many more were unwilling to  do so. Most people were far more anxious,  to protect their position than  to venture  into new underttikings.    Thus the producing countries were under the necessity  to  sell   as   best   they could,  while   the  investing     countries    were    afraid    to  buy   upon    any   great   scale.      A  fall  of  prices   was then   inevitable.     When  the Baring collapse occurred, we pointed  out in this journal that there must be a  great shrinkage in our foreign trade and  that this must lead to lower prices.   Any  reader  who will  look at The Statist of  afford to pay, they would have to default  sooner or iater. But the ���'appreciation  of gold by adding to the burden  of their debts, necessarily increased  their embarrassments. If Argentina,  Portug;il, Greece, Spttin, Italy, and India  had been wisely governed, had kept their  borrowings well" within their means, of  payment, their governments could look  with indifference upon the appreciation  of gold. The real cause of their embarrassments is that they were not wisely  governed, but rushed into the most reckless extravagence.- It may be admitted  further that the difficulties of the producing countries have been aggravated in  another way by the appreciation of gold.  Prices are lower than they otherwise  would be, because of tluit depreciation.  But, as we have been pointing out above,  prices must necessarily have fallen ruinously whether there was or was not 'appreciation of gold, because the withdrawals of -capital by Europe from the  producing countries have beeu on so  enormous a scale during the past four  years that those countries have been compelled to sell w.lmt they could dispose of  at whatever prices they could get. And,  unfortunately, the disposition in Europe  was to buy little and to grant no creel it.  As the crisis passes away, their condition  will begin to improve; and such of them  as have recuperative energy will become  prosperous once more wheu Europe, and  more particularly when this country, is  ready to invest in those countries upon  the old scale.  CAUSES   OF   DEPRESSION.  ters or their young wives shake hands  with everybody. A bow is much better;  it shows a woman's breeding. A woman  coming down stairs is graceful or awkward ; but when she bows, she is aristocratic or common. That kissing i.s a privilege they appreciate, the old ladies and  gentlemen show when their lips touch the  hair of a neice or granddaughter. If the  stately matrons who greet each other with  the kiss of peace ,when family visits  are exchanged are noticed, it will be found  tluit the salute is lost on the air. Instead  of being regarded a.s a messenger of love,  the kiss is suspected of being a harbinger  of disease; the recipient is always afraid  of catching something. It may be insignificant, but observation shows that the  healthiest people are least addicted to the  kissing habit.    ��� ___  Provisions Come High,  mining on the Yukon  While most of us is ready to recognize  that every effect must have its cause,  there is ordinarily too great a tendency  not to stop and think out the reasons for  what is happening. Most of us, as a matter of course, realize to some extent what  is going on, but we take it too much as a  matter of course as if it had to happen in  the ordinary run of events. Recently the  Iron Age of New York, has beeu discussing in what way we should regard as  a profitable way the causes of existing  low prices all over the world, and here is  a summary of its conclusions. The first  of the causes mentioned is the failure,  several years ago, of that great British  banking house, the Baring Brothers.  Their'-collapse-affected- the whole-world;  British capital began to realize on its investments���many of them in the United  States���which became a steady drain on  the stock of gold. Then came what is  termed the culmination of real estate  booms and other real estate speculations.  Next followed the completion of enormous iron and steel plants beyond the  needs of consumption which have had .the  effect of locking up immense amounts of  capital.  In recent years, too, the supply of food  crops has been far in excess of the demand,.  prices being forced to a much lower point  than ever before���the farmers say, too,  below the natural cost of production.   In  consequence, agriculturists have immensely reduced  their  demands  for implements, hardware, and general manufactured products.   In every way dire necessity has forced this important element to  economize, and tis a factor iu the consuming   world   it  is  oue  which   is   by  no means to be ignored.    Next, it is said,  conies the destruction of capital invested  in railroads and  this,  there  can be no  doubt, Has amounted to an immense sum.  Let any of us think over this consideration for a moment and we may possibly  faintly appreciate what it means.   Then  how much has ordinary business been depressed by the decline in the value of silver and by the uncertainties which have  prevailed iind are prevailing as regards  tariff legislation?   Here we have a list of  powerful elements which have been at  work for several years past.   What wonder  then   that  times   have been  hard!  Then, to cap the climax, have come the  immense strikes that have prevailed  in  every line of industry.    Capital and labor  have both contributed to existing troubles.   Can they not in the meantime forget their reciprocal difficulties and see if  they can by combined effort place matters on a better footing and keep them  there?  Placer mining on the l'likon river in  Alaska is attracting'a great deal of attention. It is estimated that 1000 miners and  traders are now in that section. Those  who enter by way of the CHilcat pass  generally take a small outfit of tools and  provisions weighing 500 to 700pounds, ancl  expect to reach the diggings after five or  six weeks of climbing mountains, sailing  across lakes, gliding down the current of  the river, shooting one or two rapids, and  making a few portages. Forty-mile Creek  is the largest town at the diggings. Flour.  costs $17 per hundred, bacon $40, bean*  $20, sugar $33, dried fruit $25, and butter  $75. Tom Barker, well-known at Nelson,  is at Forty-mile Creek with His family.  TEETZEL  CHEMISTS and  Cor. Baker and  Josaphlna  Streets,  Kelson, B. O.  A largo and coinplote stock of tho leading linos ot  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A large and completo stock of  FISHING TACKLE.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  cL  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings.  -si-  Prices to Suit the Times.  0  (Notary  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  DIFFICULTIES OF PRODUCING COUNTRIES.  London Statist: "The difficulties of  the producing countries, which arc nmdo  so much of by the bimetallists, have nothing in them mysterious or even puzzling;  the causes tire plain enough. In good  times themorc backward cotintnus largely  work by means ol'en\nta\ rained in Kuropu,  and more especially in this country. Investors are then anxious to employ their  money profitably and they are ready to  engage in all kinds of new enterprises,  November 22nd, 1800, will see how fully  our forecast then has been verified by the  event. What, it was possible to foresee  clearly four years ago i.s not, then, in its  nature either mysterious or puzzling; on  the contrary, what we are now experiencing is a natural consequence of the  over-trading of the four or five years before !X!)(), and the crash that then followed.  " We are far from denying that the appreciation of gold has intensified the fall  in prices. We admit fully tluit there is  an appreciation of gold, and in this wc  differ from the gold monometallists, who,  in our opinion, are injuring their own  cause by refusing toacknowledge what lo  us appears to be an incontestiblo (ruth.  Hut while we think the gold monometallists are wrong upon this point, tind that  the bimetallists tire right, we are equally  convinced that the bimetallists so grossly  exaggerate the influence of the appreciation of gold, and so misapprehend its  bearing upon the economic condition of  the world, that they put themselves altogether out of court. The appreciation of  gold, of course, aggravates the difficulties  of the backward countries which have  borrowed too much gold. But it only aggravates; it, does not create the difficulties. Whether gold had or had not appreciated, the countries wliich borrowed  too much would be embarrassed. If they  borrowed greatly more than they could  Kissing is Bad. Form.  The decline of  the society  kiss  dates  from the rise of the college woman's gymnasium.    Trainers from Yiile and Harvard were inveigled into lecture courses;  Smith,   Vassal1,   Wellesly,   Farmington,  and Ogontz girls went to hear them, and  out of these athletic matinees grew the  physical-culture fad which litis eliminated  kissing, headaches, nerves, fainting spells,  and hand-shaking to a degree.   The more  tenderly  reared   girls   were   trained   at  home, but for one private pupil then  the  physical   culturist   has    twenty   today.  Mothers   who   had    music-rooms   in  the  homes of their girlhood have gymnasiums  now for their daughters, and, instead of a  piano-teacher, an athlete from  a riding  academy, medical bath, or physical institute comes three   times a week   to   put  them in condition.   Less study i.s made of  muscular development than of personal  culture and animal perfection.   Diet, rest,  recreation, association, tind carriage tire  practically considered.  Bathing and massage are taken .scientifically.    When one  of   these  exquisite  students  of  refined  living is obliged to make a fine appearance  ou    short  notice,   she    i.s   dressed  in  a sweater,   put  through a   vigorous  exercise   with   Indian   clubs    or     boxing-gloves,  and   literally washed  beautiful.   The girl goes to a ball  with her  parents or her brother tmd maid, and tho  moment she drops her   wrap   she is all  ready.    Instead of going to the dressing-  room and prinking, she is taken directly  to the reception or ball-room.   There are  no hysterical girls  to kiss.   The society  girl  is calm.   She   litis  repose.   She has  powder on her face���lots of it���to keep  her cool, and even if she did not consider  kissing bad form, it would annoy her to  have   her  complexion   mottled.    In   the  greeting( of friends,  most of  the handshaking is done by the old folks.   Men do  not wish to have their young lady daugh-  KEPHESENTING  The Confederation Life Association. The Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED AND REPORTED UPON.  Several good lots in government town.iites of Now Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and otllces to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Robson, or will -sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS  IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  ((  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  NELSON FANCY STORE.  All kinds of Fancy Goods,  Notions, Ladies' Underclothing, Children's Clothing, etc.  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited,  o  hi  a  CO  3  ���  E-i  _  S  v  a  o  o  ��� cf-  H  V  P.  P  ��  B  _,  ���8'  _  V  p  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nel6on.  Connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays with Nelson  & Fort Sheppard Railway for ICaslo una lake points.  Leaves Nelsou���  Tuesdays at 3 p. in.  Wednesdays at 5:10 p. in.  Fridays at 3 p. in.  Saturdays at 5:10 p. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson-  Wednesdays at 2:30 n.'in.  Saturdays at 2:30 a. iu.  Steamer Nelson.  for all points  Bonner's Ferry Route  Connecting with Great Northern railway  east and west.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry, via Kaslo on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 5:10 p. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Honncr's Ferry direct on Mondays and  Thursdays at 6 a. m.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Kaslo via Nolson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 a. in.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting with the Canadian Pacilic Railway (main  line) for all points east and west.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays aud Fridays at 3 a. in.  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p. in.  Northport Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting at Northport for points north and south on  the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway.  Leaves Robson Wednesdays ancl Saturdays at 1 a. in.  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 p. in.  The company reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For full information.' as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's oflice, Nelson. B. C.  T. ALLAN, Secretary.      J. W. TROUP, Manager.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  HOUSE  Leave 7 A.M.....  . .NELSON.......Arrivo 5:40 P.M.  On Wednesdays and Saturdays trains will run through  to Spokane, arriving Micro at 5:30'P.M. same day. Returning will leave Spokane at 7 A. M. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 P. M��� making  closo connections with steamer Nolson for all Kootenay  lake points.  Passengers for Kottle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stago on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for salo at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND BOOR FACTORY  SASH, DOORS, AND WINDOW FRAMES  MADK TO ORDER.  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  TABLE is Supplied "with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUPPLIED'"WITH THE REST BRANDS OF ALL  KINDS OV WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies,  TURNING. SURFACING, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in tho Kootenay Lake country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  WILLIAM PERDUE  Special Attention to Miners.  00TENAY  The hotel has a frontage on the Outlet, guests  therefore have splendid views of  both land and water.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  ARE CONVENIENT AND  COMFORTABLE.  IS  THE TABLE  THE   BEST  IN THE  MOUNTAINS.  _AST   BAKER   STREET.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steam  boats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  or landing in the  Kootenay Lake country.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  the above hotel one of the best in the city both  for transient guests and day boarders.  WILSON  & BURNS  (Successors to Burns, Mclnnes & Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed  meats. Arc prepared to furnish in any quantity  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham, at tho  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  John M. Keekkk.  James E. Sealk.  Baker St., next door Nelson Shoe Store.  Hunter & McKinnon,  New  Denver and  Silverton.  Keep on hand til, both places everything required by  tho prospector, minor, mid initio owner.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  -, wood, wliich will be sold at reasonable prices.  leave oiidehs at  J. F.  Hume   &  Co.'s,   Vernon  Street,   Nelson  Nelson  Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage  transferred to and  from tho  railway depot and steamboat landing.   Freight  hauled and job teaming dono.  Stove  wood for salo.  WILLTAM WILSON PROPRIETOR  WARNING NOTICE.  To whom it may concern: Notice is hereby given that  I, John Henry. Jr., having lawfully and regularly located  tho Romolo mineral claim, situate in Hot Springs camp,  occupying ground formerly known as Early Bird mineral  claim, the said Early Bird having lawfully expired on  May 18th, 1894, aud the ground relocated by me, as the  Romolo mineral claim, on May !)th, 18111,  Being the lawful owner of said ground, known as the  Early Bird claim, all persons are notified that they purchase or lease the same from anyone but (he undersigned  at their own risk. JOHN IIENRV, J it., .  Miner's Certilicate No. 51,031.  Ainsworth, B. C, July 2,'ird, 1801.  Application for Liquor License.  The undersigned hereby give notico that Uiey intend  applying for a license to sell liquor at retail at their hotel  at tho town of Thompson, in Trail Crook division of West  Kootenay distriet, British Columbia.  THOMAS STACK,  0. MtiDONALI).  Dated, Thompson, B.C., July 25th, 181)1.  SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING.  The general annual meeting of tho shareholders of tho  Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited, will bo held at  the company's office In  NoIhoii, British  Columbia, on  Monday, September 3rd, 18!)(, at 3 o'clock p, in.  GEORGE A, BIGEL()\V, Secretary,  Nolson, H. C, August 1st, 18!U,  FINEST WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  IN  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is 0110 of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  MALONE   &   TREGILLUS.   Props.  ouse  BAR.  Corner Stanlev and Silica si reels, Nelson. Wo are now  running tho Stanley house bur, and will be glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON & CRADDOCK.  GOLD AND   SILVER  EXTRACTION.  Tho Cassel Gold Extracting Co., Ltd., of Glasgow,  (Tlm MiicArlliiir-Kiirri'st Cymiltlt! I'rurojs.)  Is prepared to negotiate with mine owners and others  for the extraction of the above metals from the most refractory ores, and to treat and report on samples up to  0110 ton in weight sent to its experimental works, Vancouver.   All communications to lie addressed to  W. IMCLbEW-HARVEY, F.C.S.,  Assay and Mining Otllces, Vancouver, B. C.  All kinds of assay milling and analytical work undertaken  APPLICATION FOR TIMBER LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date wo  1 ving to tin  of lands unci works for a special license to cut and carry  intend applying to the honorable the chief commissioner  works for a special license to cut 11  from the following tract of land in Wcs't  away timber  Kootenay  Commencing at a postmarked .Southeast corner post  of Nelson Sawmill Company's application for timber license, being the southwest corner post of Lot 282, Group  1; thence west BO chains, more orlcss, to southwestcornor  post; thence north lot) chains, more or less, to northwest  corner post; thence east (iO chains, more or less, to northeast corner post, on western boundary of Lot 228, Group 1;  tlience south 1��0 chains, mora or less, on western boundary of Lots 228 and 282, Group 1, to place of commencement, containing !)l)(t acres, more or less.  Kor NELSON SAWMILL CO., LTD.,  W, N. Roj.Ki:, Managor.  Nelson, B, C, 18th July, 1801.  .$_Jf-  ���A.t* .1*1  *___>AV  j.'Aci.-=  i".t' :"  *  '!.���: ���.'."-���  * m **** *  .-��� ���; S\ ��� .  If ��>?.  1-:."  \u  .,���>>��� '���  ,  ���  , 1,  1   "L    *    -    I'fc  1 -.i'i" '  It   "  11   .      Jr.  1'.  4,  -ITT"  'rl'  ���IC  1,1 " "��TjrTi"-l]T  .!!. * f ��� THE TRIBUNE:   KELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 11,  1894.  3  B����Vi  -��_  1  fjfSS  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  _TBLSO_r   BEAITCH  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.       HHANCI1ES IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cablo Transfers.  OKANT COMMKKOIAI. AND THAVEM.KIIS' CHKDITS,  tivailable in any part of the world.  DKAFTS ISSUKI); COf.l.KCTIONS MADE; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OK INTEREST (at present) 3J Per Cent.  HOW MEN FALL.  When Richard Hawley was at college,  he was generally acknowledged- to be the  r^esfc amateur actor that institution had  ever produced.  Ho had seen just enough of the easy  side of an actor's life to become very fond  of it; so when his mother died, he, much  against the advice of his friends, went on  the professional stage.  He had been left independently rich, so  he found very little dilliculty in getting a  start.  For six months he barn-stormed through  the west, and learned how to use his legs  and arms, ancl that the life'of a professional actor i.s usually a very hard and unprofitable one.  The members of the company, most of  whom had grown gray in the service, bore  with him and his ignorance of stage-lore  because he was good looking tind cheerful  through it all. And then, when business  was bad, he frequently helped them out of  town. They were an uncongenial, hard-  drinking lot. but Hawley bore with them  because he knew he Was soon to leave  them, and while they would go on just as  they were now. he would'advance to a  position of much honor and distinction.  He sincerely pitied them when they spoke  of their blasted ambitions ancl frequently  soothed them with a round of whisky and  wtiter.  _t the end of six months his chance  came, and, after much rehearsal, he made  his first appearance before a New Y"ork  audience. He was not particularly good,  but there was something so pleasing in  his presence, aud he wore his clothes with  a grace so uncommon to the stage, that  he went at once to the hearts of the audience, and the next day the papers announced tliat the stage had gained au acquisition in the person of one Richard  Hawley. He cut out the notices and  pasted them in a scrap-book which he had  procured for the purpose several clays before the opening. He read them over aud  over again, and felt that, having once attracted the notice of the metropolitan  press, he could not now go back, but must  push ou until he had made the name of  Hawley famous in this and all other English-speaking countries.  .With considerable talent, and the advantages his breeding and wealth had  given him, he succeeded in his first year  beyond his fondest hopes. He was already-  known as a capable leading man, and offers of one hundred dollars a week for the  coming season were not infrequent.  While in his new life he had made many  new friends, he had succeeded in keeping  nearly all the old ones. He had many of  his mornings and afternoons free, and,  when not studying, he spent them among  those whom he liked tind those who he  knew would some day be of service to him.  For he had decided to be a great social  success. Not only would the swells sit in  tiie boxes when he became a star, but they  would ask him to their suppers afterward,  ancl would lionize him, not as an actor,  but as one of the men of the time whose  opinion was worth the hearing.  Aiid so, for two years, he made many  plans and many friends for the future,  and his fame continued to grow as a  player until his mime was familiar to  every theatre-goer in Sew York, and  there was none in the professional ranks  whose future promised so much nor one  wlio.se ambition had beeu set so high. The  public bad come to regard him as its own.  independent as he was, he no longer controlled liis actions, for his work lie had  promised much, tind it was necessary that  he should fulfil these promises. At the  end of his third year ho decided to start  out for himself. He felt very strong after  his last success, and so, after finding out  from liis lawyer just how much he could  afford to sink in the venture, he engaged  a manager and began arrangement for  the coining starring season.  For his support he engaged a girl who  at least had the attractions of youth and  good looks. Few knew of her, ancl those  who did said there was nothing to her beyond her pretty face. But Hawley  thought in Miss Elton lie had the coming  comedienne of the American stage. He  would make her famous, and in the meantime, her parts would not bejvery difficult  ones. He was to be the star, and on his  success or failure depended the outcome  of the season.  For three months the Hawley company  made money;, then they began to pay expenses only, aud for the last three months  they lost more than they had originally  made, At the end of the settson, Hawley  retired to a little cottage in the country,  very near a largeand fashionablesumtner  resort. In a week, the manager came Out  to arrange with him for the next season.  Now this manager had been long in the  service, and knew his business thoroughly.  Hence he was much sought after, and was  not afraid of being discharged. Afterhe  had dined with his star and business was  in order, he said: "Hawley, I like yon,  and I come here tonight not only as u  manager, but as a father. You are made of  belter stuff than J am, and you have had  certain advantages of which I have only  recently learned the full benefit. There  is one thing, however, of which 1 anrgo-  ing to speak to you, which 1 have learned  floin a very hard experience. If you do  not like it, you've only got to say so, and  we will separate. But if we stay together  speak of it I must, for your success depends on this and this alone. I know  that your future reflects upon nie, but 1  can stand that. It is of you that I am  thinking."  Hawley liked his manager from more  standpoints than a business one; but he  did not like being lectured by any one.  But the older man seemed to mean so  thoroughly what he said that Hawley relit his cigar and, cheerfully as he could,  told him to go ahead.  "When I took you," said Burton, "you  were young, ..good-looking, clever, and,  above all, ambitious. You had every  chance before you that can be placed  within the grasp of one man. What have  you now? The love���or at least we will  suppose you have the love���of one woman.  Do you think it pays? Is she worth it? TJie  friends you worked so hard to make, the  hours you spent over your books, above  all, the air of good breeding you acquired  at your father's home, and which has  done more than anything else to place  you-where you are���tire these to be sacrificed for one woman?  "If there is one thing I know, it is the  women of the stage, and, my boy, I tell  you they tire not worth the throwing  away of a life's ambition. If you marry  her. very well; it will hurt both your  careers, but it will not completely ruin  yours. You have a choice���you must  marry or discharge her."  The young man had grown very red,  and as Burton ran on, .Hawley wondered  why the coffee and .mint ran down his  throat with as little,feeling as if it had  been trough. Ever since his father had  died, he had never been lectured or found  fault with any way. The young man  leaned forward with his elbows resting on  the table.  " You have no right," he said, "to speak  of me much less her, in this way. That  girl represents everything'to me that a  girl should represent to a mail who has  oeen brought up by a good mother. As  for what I think of her, or what she may  think of me, that is our own affair. As  for our intentions as to marriage, we shall  arrange that to suit ourselves without  regard to the advice of our manager or  the box-office. Our relations are ancl shall  remain what we choose to make them.  In the meantime, I think you had better  apologize for insulting a woman about  whom you know absolutely nothing."  The manager took this outburst witlra  quietness that showed the actor had said  just what he was expected to say, and  Having come to the end. of the liues, Burton got his cue and went ou.  "You are right; I don't know much of  this girl, but 1 have formed my opinions  on the lines that have beeu laid by experience many years ago, and since that  time they have been tested and approved  many times. When I see my star so nervous that he can not sit quietly iu his  dressing-room, but must needs stand and  watch his leading woman make her every  entrance aud exit, aud listen to every line  as if he were hearing it for the first time,  I feel sorry for him, and then I try to arrange with some one else for the next  season.  "I was afraid of this girl the first time I  saw her, but I had great fiopes, because I  knew you had had a large experience  with women. As long as we were in town  and you were surrounded by your friends  you were in no temptation. When we  took the road and began that awful life  of hotels and railroad trains, then it was  that you fell. You forgot your books,  your letters, your work. Thank God,  your friends were not there or they would  have gone, too! Your work on the stage  and the care and attention you had giveii  to both the'front and the back of the  house fell off, and with your work went  the receipts. You ought to have understood it; but all you could see were the  big eyes ancl the dimpled chin of your  leading woman. Why, you won't dare  deny that our repertoire was changed to  give her a chance.  "She was practically the star when we  closed the season, and you were the leading man, and a damned bad one at that.  And the pity of it is the woman saw her  chance aud took it. She is a cleverer actress ten times over than you are an actor,  and now that she has a backer who will  nro.liu-e herplays with fatand will give her  ner dresses and diamonds to play them in,  she will become tt great woman, and when  she finds an actor more suited to her  tastes, she will discharge her present  leading man and hire the new one. She  is too clover to marry you, for love with  her is not so strong its ambition. She litis  been brought up in a different school from  yours.  "Her father and mother were actors  who played on barges up ancl down the  Mississippi. They were it hard lot of failures, but their blood Hows iu this girl's  veins, and she has learned enough from  them to get out of poverty tind the Bowery museums when she has it. chance. Opportunity is the thing in our business, iind  iters has been offered on a silver platter  and she has seized it with both hands.  Who is paying her bill at that hotel over  yonder?" The young actor rose from the  table and told' the servant to find iMr.  Burton's hat and stick where he had left  thein in the drawing-room.  "Good-bye," said Burton; "I came to  you as a father, and you are turning me  out with as little pity as you would it  strange cur. If you keep that woman in the  comp.iny, I'll give you two more seasons  at the outride. I hope to have a stock  company then, aud f hope you will come  to me find forget all about this. Goodnight."  The next time they met was iu a western variety hall, some five years la!or.  Hawley wiis a little groggy, aud did not  recognize his old manager. He had lost  much of his good looks and the health he  once had.    lie was drinking by himself at  a little table, and gazed in a maudlin way  at the people on the stage until a man  came out aud recited "The Water-Wheel,"  and when he came to the line about the  mill that would never grind with the  water that was past, Hawley wiped his  eyes with a much soiled handkerchief and  wont on drinking his whisky and water.  KING   SOLOMON'S   MINES.  An American Engineer Will Report on Their  Probable Value.  During the last week of July an ox  wagon started from Johannesburg on a  two months' trip through South Africa,  with 1500 miles of travel in view before it  traverses Matabeland and reaches the  seaport town of Beira. It will hurry  across the lowlands of the Transvaal,  and in Mashonaland come within one hundred miles of the Zambesi river. In Mata-  beleland its course will lie between the  gold-mines, whose worth it is the errand  of this exploring party to dotermine, and  Forts Victoria and Salisbury will never  be left far distant, for despite the defeat  of Lobeuguela the Matabeles will not be  trusted too far.  England,,is waiting already for the results of this expedition's efforts.   It was  undertaken by the British South Africa  'Company, and the man who is to determine the value of these African mines-  deciding on the value of King Solomon's  mines, among others, iu Matabelelaud���is  an   American,   John   Hays   Hammond.  Macaulay's New Zealander at the ruins of  London Bridge is scarcely a more interesting figureithan the American engineer  who has found his way to Mashona and to  tell England what it can now expect from  King Solomon's mines.   But it is an American who has been called upon for this  work, and it is only an incident of the  position which he lias come to hold iu  Mashonaland and the British South Africa  Company.   Next to Cecil Rhodes there is  probably no one so influential in the control of  this  company,  whose prospects  seem almost limitless.   All the mines that  this great company possesses, amounting  to millions of dollars in value, are under  the management'of this American engineer.   South Africa would seem to be the .  country in which such careers as that of '  its premier and his chief lieutenant, Mr.  Hammond, are easiest to attain to, for examples of such success are rare.  It should be a matter of pride to Americans to feel that the conspicuous men in  the direction of mining affairs in Africa  are American engineers. Mr. Hammond,  being in control of all the mining interests  of the British South Africa Company,  naturally comes iit the head. Others  almost as conspicuous are Henry Perkins,  who is in charge of the Deer Level mines;  Herman Jennings; who is manager for  the Ekstein Brothers, and Gardner Williams, who is with the Kimberley-De  Beers syndicate. The last is, like John  H. Hammond, a Californian, and this  group of men are in control of a great  part of the South African mining interests.  The reward for living in Africa is generally as liberal a oue as should be. The  salaries of the engineers mentioned here  range from $30,000 to $40,000, but that of  Mr. Hammond is $00,000 a year���probably  the largest sum paid to any one iu a private salaried place. - But Cecil Rhodes decided that he wanted Mr. Hammond as  the general manager of the gold mines  which he and the British South Africa  Company own, and when the engineer  said what he wanted he got it.  The headquarters of the British South  Africa Company tire at Johannesburg,  the mushroom town which grew from  nothing to a city of 00,000 souls within  four years. Mr. Hammond has lived there  with his family for the past year, and  Mrs. Hammond recently returned to  America to recuperate from an illness*  which was the result of the African  climate.  The beginnings of Johannesburg date  from September, 188(5, when the government decided to layout a town for the  settlers who had flocked to the mines of  that region. Despite the fact that numerous companies were established by  wealthy miners, Johannesburg remained  little more than a mining camp until 1800.  Before that time the town was made up  of mud huts ancl shanties, ancl as late as  1889 many of the miners dwelt in tenis  they had brought with them to tho  cam p. The early settlers were too busy  in their search for gold to take the time  to build, aud galvanized iron houses were  their most ambitious undertakings. But  when it began to be appreciated that  Johannesburg wa.s a fixture and would  survive the mere feverish rush that had  brought it into existence, a building craze  seized the town, iind made it what it is  todity, ii city of ambitious public buildings, with theatre and clubs. The large  buildings are of granite iind the residences  usually of galvanized iron, and rarely  more than one story high.  Few of the streets as yet boast of sidewalks, although there is a theatre which  is visited by the English theatrical companies that play at Cape Town. The productions are very ambitious ancl the  actors often good^ There are several  clubs, and society is a formal matter.  Unlike the life of au American mining  town, there is no free-an-easy informality.  Dinners and balls are very ceremonious,  notwithstanding the fact that the personal histories of the people who make up  these gatherings have rarely been cast iu  such it formal tone.  The large salaries that the successful  engineers receive in Africa must be considered in relation to the cost of living,  which is high. Clothes imported from  England tiro to be had iit prices very little  above what they cost iu England. Kent  iind the wages of servants are three oe  four times more than iu England, and it  may be this fact which makes it easy to  lind plenty of English servants in Johannesburg, competent, but very much affected by the spirit of the life of the hall.  The meat to be had is bad and expensive,  the cattle being driven from the Orange  Free State, Johannesburg is ready to  throw itself at the head of the man who  will come there and grow vegetables.  Everybody is too busy at the mines now  The Mines of the  Great Slocan District  are all within  - a few  miles of New Denver,  the celebrated.  Mountain Chief being  less than  two miles distant. ;  (.  The townsite is  acknowledged to be the  prettiest  in the whole  Kootenay Country.  Investors and Speculators should  examine the property  offered.  To allow Prospectors, Miners, and  f Men to acquire ground on  which to feuild homes, lots will be sold  in Blocks 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 74, 78, 79,  and 83, in the townsite of NEW DENVER, until October 1st next, at the low  price of One Dollar a Front Foot ($25  a Lot).   Terms cash.   Title warranted.  J      -L  to think of gardening in the fertile land  about the town, in which almost anything  will grow. Now everything is imported  from Cape Towu. ,  The miners are the native Kaffirs, and  there is no opportunity in South Africa  for American miners. They cannot  compete with the natives in that climate.  Mr. Hammond receives hundreds of letters  from Americans who want to get work in  the mines, and his advice to them all is to  stay away. Hundreds of young Englishmen have gone there in the hope of gaining fortune and left disappointed and  often almost starving. There is no opportunity for the man without capital or  superior technical ability. There is plenty  of gold, enough for the world, but it belongs now to the British South Africa  Company.  Used a Potato for a Retort.  A miner who was obtaining fine gold by  sluicing, was asked how he waved it. He  replied that he employed the common  amalgamation process, but used a novel  and ingenious retort for the purpose.  "After 'amalgamating with quicksilver I  get a potato," said the miner, "cut off one  end and scoop out a cavity in it large  enough to take my ball of amalgam. 1  next take a spade or piece of flat iron, and  place that over the fire, and then upon  that T place the potato with the cut side  down. A.s the amalgam gets hot the  quicksilver evaporates and goes all  through tho potato, but it can't got  through the skin. When it gets cool, I  have my gold button on the spade and  my quicksilver, all in fine globules, in the  potato. 1 break that potato up under  water and 1 have all my quicksilver."  Tallest Man In Minnesota.  The tallest man in the state of Minnesota, so far as discovered, is Ira D. Fre-  gard, a farmer living near Zumbrota. He  walked into the sheriffs office in St. Paul  recently and looked over the partition in  the office, to the evident surprise of the  deputies who were sitting inside, they  wondered if he were a man on stilts. Mr.  Fregard stands seven feet one inch high.  He is well-built, weighing 200 pounds. He  says that his family are noted for their  stature, but none of them are au tall as ho.  His father was six feet six inchon; hiw  mother, five feet ten inchew; his grandmother, six feet one inch. While walking with otlier men who fire fully six feet  tall, Mr. Fregard seems like n giant which  ho is, in fact; but it is more noticeable  when he stands in a crowd of men.  AND ALL KINDS  CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.  The Jenckes Machine Company  SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC.  AIR COMPRESSORS  OF TIIK  MOST  KKKICIKNT  AND   KCO.VO.MICAL TVI'K.  "SLUGGER" AND "GIANT"  AIR   DRILLS   FOR   MINES.  SKNI)   KOK  OATAI.OOKK.  The Canadian   Rand   Drill  Company,  SHEEBBOOKE,   QUEBEC.  MriliHli Cotiiinljiii Agency:   Kti Cordova Street, Vancouver. Kaslern Agency:   l(! Victoria Square, Montreal,  The Pulsometer Steam Pump  The Handiest, Simplest, and  Most  Efficient Steam Pump  FOR   MINING   PURPOSES.  Pulsometer Steam Pump Company, New York, U. S.  ���"V^  ��.mif iMM" MiT'iyr*  l  jl>��  I    ������ 1 ������   I      aV|Ta" I   ��1M*l|l|V|i  ��� ���.  i'i'  i.t . i  r,i  Tgrr-  " }-',  ���W��*   llll    ���r�� THE TO1BOTE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST  11,. 1.894.  i___r__rtw��i^'pyi^s__'r_r__ji_ii'gcTatax,,K._?_Srg^^  VERNON  STREET,  NELSON,  eip e  o  oods.  OOtS and  kery,  sware  SOUTH- KOOTENAY .ORE   SHIPMENTS.  For the week ending .August 3rd. the ore shipments  from South ICootenay were:  Josie- mine, Trail Creek district ',  '.  18.tons  The ore was shipped lo Taeoma, Washington,- by way  of Revelstoke. ''  LOCAL   NEWS   AND- GOSSIP..  Silver, (i2g ; lead, $3.10.  Peaches and  plums were  selling at ;*>  cents a box in San Francisco on the (ith. At Nelson,  they bring SI.lo lo ��1.ii.  At the annual examination of candidates for certificates to teach iu the public schools of the  province, Miss Nellie IJehnage of .Nelson obtained _I_il  and Miss Stella Kane of Kaslo 1S!)S marks in grade A  .second class.   Maximum marks of class, AIM.  The streets of Nashville, a townsite at  the forks of Kaslo. river, live miles from Kaslo, are so  littered with fallen timber-that' prospectors have dilliculty in travelling over the ground, and in places have  to trespass ou valuable, though 'unoccupied, town lots.  T.. H. Giffin of Nelson has been-appointed  to be a deputy clerk of the peace for the county court  district of Kootenay, under "An' Act to Constitute County  Judges'Criminal Courts."  Vancouver World, 3rd: "Captain Fit/.stubbs, gold commissioner and government, agent for  West Kootenay, is in this city, lie is recovering from  his recent.severe illness, but is yet far from being liis former self. The captain is a pioneer of the pioneers aitd  many of his old-time acquaintances hereabouts are  pleased to see him in their midst.  For the first time in weeks, the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard train arrived at Nelson ou Wednesday  mi daylight, and only two hours behind time. It is expected mat the steamer transfer between Waneta and  Northport will be done away with in two weeks.   .  Fred Hume, Frank Teetzel,'Angus'.Mc-.'  Gillivray, George Long. Hike Mahoney, Lee Coombcs,  and about twenty other more or less influential people  left Nelson on Wednesday for Slocan district, going by  way of Kobson iind Nakusp.  The Kevelstoke Mail cries aloud for a  land registry otlice at that place. It had better kick for  an appropriation to keep the land in sight from being  washed iuto the Columbia.  Dr. iind Mrs. Doolittle of Spokane, with  their two childicn, are viiiting A. li. Ileiulryx at Pilot.  Hay. To look at Air. Ileiulryx one would not take him to  be a. gran Ifather; yet lie is. Mrs. Ooolitfle i.s his  daughter.  Jack Maginty and Alfred Olson will on  Monday commence work on a li-.story cottageifor II. K.  Croasdaile, manager of t'ne Hall Mine's, Limited. It will  be erected on what is locally known ai> the "Hoover addition."- " ...  Rev. D. Al. Martin and wife left'Kaslo  on Wednasday for their old home at Mount Forest,  Ontario. Mr. Martin leaves this country with the good  wishes of not only the members of his church, but the  people generally. If more of the apostles of religion had  his "turn,!' religious organizations .would have more respect show'h them by. the: people who are classed as  "sinners."  : ,���    %       '�����   --.���"'     '.. '   .  The  public  school  at .Nelson will   be  opened next Monday morningat'Jo'clock. The directors  say children tinder six years of age will not be admitted.  Miss Delmage has been employed as teacher.  A. II. Buchanan, Frank Fletcher, A. K  Hodgins, and. George, JI. Kcefcr arrived from the coast  on Tuesday night, coming by way of Kevelstoke.  A. 11. Shewau of Montreal, J. Li:-Warner  of Seattle, William Gill of Victoria, J. O. Miller of Vancouver, George Stott of Winnipeg. J. li. McArthur of  Kaslo, George Long of NTew Henver, Hugh Mann of  Three Korks, and A. W. Black of Vancouver were a few  of the "best people" who happened in Nelson this week.  The Methodist parson announces services in the school house for 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. At Usui). "The Holy Spirit' will be tiie sub.jectot  discourse, and in the" evening the subject will be, "b  Christianity a Failure." lie says' everybody is welcome  to come and hear the services and listen to the discourses.  Tom McLeod, one of  the best known  prospectors in Kootenay, who had been jailing for some  time, died nt Spokane last week:    ���        -;  Miss Eva Lipsett'aud Miss Marnier who  have been visiting relatives and friends tit Kaslo since  last winter left tor their homes at Krie, l'emisylvauin.  and Manitou, Manitoba, on Wednesday.  Ii.  G.  Stinunel, formerly agent of the  Northern Pacific at Spokane, has been appointed general  traveling passenger and freight agent ot lhe SpoKane &  Northern and Nelson ��� l-'ort Sheppard railwavs, with  headquarters at Xelson. The "Corbin road " is going to  haveasliurc of'llie business of-Kootenay or know the  reason why.  The plant of the Kaslo Times is being  moved lo New Denver, where it will he used in printing  "The Sloean Times.'' I). It. Uogle will edit Ihe new  paper and \\ ill Hanks will be its business manager.  IVaches, per-.box, $1.������';>; plums, per.box, SI.I.i. At.C.  KuuH'mim's.  Do not buy fruit for preserving until our stock arrives.  International Commission Company.  International Tug-ol'-War.  An   international   tug-of'-wnr   contest  opened at San    Kranciseo   on  Thursday  night of last week in it tent in the Central  Park with ii largo attendance.    The contest was waged on a cleated platform and  Wiis of an interesting nature.    Under the  conditions the tourney opened with  limited   teams, the   individual   members   of  which were not to exceed   ISO pounds in  weight, eight men to n team.   The Scotch  and Irish teams contested the first event,  pools selling  10  to (i, the Scotch having  thecall.   The pull was bitterly contested  throughout, flic indicator above the platform several times changing with varying  advantage on each side.-  There was only  a'difference of half a pound in  the aggregate   weight  of   the   teams, the  Sco'cli  weighing the heaviest with   I2(il pounds.  After ii desperate tug lusting  II  minutes  the Irish team won keeping the Scotch on  the run until   tho pistol signified the winning.    Italy and   Kngland  contested  the  second event, and was won by the former  in two straight pulls in two minutes. The  weight  of    the   Italian   team   was   I3!)(i  'pounds.   The Knglish were the favorites  j ti the pools itt 10 to (i.    America was then  pitted against Germany. The weight of  the two teams were: America 1274 pounds,  Germany 1230 pounds. Pools were selling  10 to, 0 on America'. It was won ; by the  latter in the first pull, time 30 "seconds.  The final .pull was between Canada and  Slavonia. <The weight of the teams was:  Canadian, 1285; Slavonians, 1235. Pools  were selling 10 to 2 on Canadians. Canada  won in two pulls.   Time 1. minute.  ; POEMS   THAT   HAVE   MEANING.' ';'  TO A PAPOOSE. -.. :     .  [The following verses are appropriate now that Nelson  is overrun with squaws and papooses from the land over  which Kykcrt rules:]  Lo! by the lodge door stands a sinockless Venus.  Unblushing-bronze,-she shrinks not, having seen, us,  Though' there is naught but tall rye grass between us.  She hathno polonaise, no Dolly Varden,  - Vet she looks not afraid, nor asketh pardon;  Fact is, she doesn't.care a copper "fardoh."  All unabashed, unhabcrdashed, unheeding,  No Medieean charmingly receding.  Hut quite unconscious of improper breeding.  Ah! yet her age her reputation spareth;  At throe years old pert Venus little eareth.  She puts her hands-upon her lips ond stareth.  Was ever seen so dark, so bright an iris?  Where sweep of light and phauton play of lire is.  And not a soupcon of a wild desire is. ;'  Could boundaries be nearer, posture meeker?  Could bronze antique or term cotta beat her?  Saw ever artist anything completer?���  'Tis well; it speaks of ftden ere came sin in,  Or any ray of consciousness or linen.  Or anything else that one could stick a pin in.  Oh, swarthy statuette, has thou no notion  Tliat live is tire and war and wild commotion���  A burning bush, a chafed and raging ocean?  Hast thouno notion of what is before thee?  Of who shall envy and who shall adore thee!  Or who the dirty Siwash ruling o'er thee'?'  Die young, for mercy's sake?   If thou older grow  Thou shall get lean of calf and sharp of shoulder,  And daily greedier and daily bolder.  Just such another a.s the dam who horc thee,  That haggard Sycorax now bending o'er thee;  Or.'die of something fatal 1 implore thee t      -. .  Who knows but in.Time's whimsical gradations���.   ���  Say in a score or two of generations���  We two may swap respective hues and stations?  Mi.'thinks I see thee suddenly grow bigger,"'���  White in the face and statelier in ligure,  And I a miserable little "Digger.".       .   -  Should this be thus!���Hut come! no moralizing,  Approach not thoumy humpy poetizing,  Sparc thine iambics and apostrophizing.  Let subtle NaUirc, if if suits her, rack me,  liig "Diggers" whack me tind misfortune hack me,  Ami anguish hoist me-to her highest ueme.  Withhold .from nie thine incidental-cursqs,.  Nor spare .the smallest'of thy scanty mercies;  Hut put me not, oh. put mo not in verses!  She grins, she heedeth not advice or warning,  Alike philosophy and triplets scorning.  Adieu, then, la-ta, fare thee well, good-morning.  TIIK KKI>,   KKU  WKST.  I've traveled in heaps of countries and studied all kinds  of arts ...  Till there isn't a critic Or connoisseur who's properly  deemed so smart,' "   ;."  And I'm free to say that the grand results of my explorations show  That somehow paint gets redder the further out West  Igo! -  I've sipped the voluptuous sherbet'that the Orientals  serve.  And Ive felt the glow of red Bordeaux tingling each  separate nerve:  I've sampled your classic Massio under an harbor green  And  I've reeked with song a whole night long over a  brown poteen.  The stalwart brew of the land o'cakes, the schnapps of  the frugal Dutch, , '   '  The much praised wine of the distant Hhitie and the  beer praised overmuch,  The ale of dear old London and the port, of Southern  climes,  All ad inlin. have I Inkcn in a hundred thousand times.  Yet, as I aforementioned, those other charms are naught  Compared with the paramount.gorgeousness with which  the West is fraught,  For art and nature arc just the same iu the land where  the porker grows,  And the paint keeps get  one goes.  pjis getting redder the farther out West  Our savants have never discovered the reason why that  is so,  And ninety per cent of the laymen care less than the  savants know  II answers every purpose thai this is manifest;  The paint keeps gelling redder the farther you'go out  West.  (live nt*: no home 'neath the pale pink dome of Kuropean  skies-  No col for me bv Salmon Sea that far to the southward  lies;  Hot away out West, | would build my nest on lhe top of  a carmine hill,  Where  I can paint, without restraint, creation redder  still. _    Fast Life Then and Now. '  George Augustus Sain, who has been an  important figure in the .Avorld of light  literature in London from the days of  Dickens iind Thackeray, says: "Generally  speaking,- I incline to-, the impression  tliat what little fast life we have'left  among us in the upper ranks of society  litis had its roughness materially modified  by the habit of donning evening-dress on  the slightest, provocation, of smoking cig-  arol tcs. 'of wearing gardenias in the  button-hole, and of drinking lemon  squashes, or iit least modicums of ardent  spirits largely diluted with aerated  waters, A gentleman in a sable swallowtail coat, a white cravat, a snowy shirt-  front, with a diamond stud in the center,  and a Gibus hat, thinks twice before he  punches the heads of cabmen and defies  police-constables- to single combat; and  when we remember that the present time  is one in which even prize-fighters appear  in evening dress, 1 think there is something  in my contention that fast life in 1894 is  altogether more polished, more refined,  ancl perhaps a little less courageous ancl  dare-devil than the roaring horse-play  and the coarse dissoluteness of the past."  Kaslo Defeats Nelson.  For once Kaslo has made a. .winning from  'Nelson! "On Sunday last her base ball club  chartered   the  steamer  Ainsworth  aiid  came down and defeated a Nelson nine.  Their coming was a surprise, and it was  with difficulty a nine could be got together to play the game. George Arthur  Bigelow umpired with that fairness and  amiability that is characteristic of him.  The following is the score:  H. O. NKLSON        it. o.  1    3  :i   2'  KASLO  Jones, c   Keith, 2nd b..'.-...  Giegerieli, cf.... 1  Fink, l.f  u  'Covington, 1st b....... 2  Joiner, r.f ���.'. A  Koadley, s.s. ......... 2  Flaherty, 3rd b  0  McLaine, p  1  15   18  NKLSON  Ward, John, '2nd b.  Muir, o....'   Merchant, -p   Gill, lstb   Campbell, s.s...'   Long, 3rd b   Wilson, o.f   Ward, W., r.f. ...  Fitzpatrick, l.f....'.. ������  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.  ICaslo...  Nelson .  12  21  ' 1   2   3   4-5  .4211   2   5   x��� IS  .'  12   5   10   0    3-12  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW   ADVERTISEMENTS.  W. V. Teetzel, Nelson���Auction sale of town lots.  Nelson Klectric. Light Co., Nelson���Notice to intending  consumers of light.  John Y. Cole, Thompson���Application for liquor license.  John Houston &Co., Nelson���Store for rent.  International Commission Co., Nelson���Notice of removal.  W. I'. Robinson, chairman, Nelson���Notice of opening  public school.  The best Piano or Organ?  The best Sewing Machine?  The best in the stationery line?  The best in the music line?  The best prices consistent with quality?  HEP   SO   G____.____Qj   ____T  TURNER BROTHERS, Houston Block, Nelson.  Good assortment of Newspapers, Magazines, Candies, and Children's Toys always on hand.  SEASONABLE  OF TOWN LOTS.  The undersigned will cause to be sold at  public auction at New Denver on Saturday,  August 25th, at the hour of 2 o'clock p.m.,  the following' lots in the town of New Denver. _ The sale will be , without reserve.  Terms cash:  Lot 11, Block 17.  Lots 14 and 16, Block 18.  Lot 14 Block 19.  Lot 18 Block 20.  Lots 8 and 9, Block 21.  Lots 7, 8, 27 and 28, Block 34.  Lots 6 and 7, Block 37.  W. F. TEETZEL.  Nelson, August 7th,' 1894.  Notice of BemovaL  The International Commission Company  Will remove on the lath instant from its present <|iinr-  tern (next to (1. A. fligclow & Co.'s) lo the IlarrOtt Mock  on West linker street, (next door to T. A. (Jarland'sl.  JOS. EHRLICH, Manager.  Nelson, August 8th, IK'.M.  AT THE  Postoffice Store  Fine Neglige Shirts in Silk, Silk and Wool, Flannel and Cotton.  Summer Underwear in Mosaic and Natural Wool. Hosiery,  Suspenders, Ties, Collars, Cuffs.  STE____~W~ HATS  Felt Hats in all the Best American and English Makes. A  full Line of American Revited Overalls.  Prices lower than ever.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  A SECOND^AILWAY IN  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  EBBATE   ALLOWED   FOR   GOOD   BXJILDIJSTGrS.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  APPLY   FOE   PRICES,   IMLA-IPS.,   ETC.,   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Nelson Electric Light Company,  Limited.  The works of the company will he in operation on or  about the 2(lt,h instant, and all parties desiring lights  should make application to the undersigned.  OKOimW Ai HKiUI.OW. .Secretary.  Nelson, II. C��� August 10th, I8III.  ~^fORTRENT\  The story and a half frame building on linker street,'  between (J, A. Migelow ti Co.'snnd the Nelson house, jn  for rent.   Apply at The Tribune olllce, Houston block.  NOTICE.  The Nelson public scoliool will open at !l o'clock a. in. on  Monday, the IHIh instant. Children under six years of  age will not he admitted.  W..l\ ItOHINMON,Chairman,  Nelson, August 7th, IHIII. "�� " :;  Application for Liquor License.  The undersigned hereby gives notice that he intends'  to apply for a license to soil liquor at retail at his hotel at  Ihe town of Thompson, In Trail Creek division of West  Kootenay district, Mrlflsh Columbia.  JOHN V. (!OI,K.  ThoiupMon, It. ('., August'-'nd, IHIII.  Will purchase a 7-drawer "New Williams" sewing machine  Large stock from which to make selections.  Houston Block, Nelson.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler.  GHICA&O,  ZLLIJNrOIS  Concentrating Machinery:  Blake Crushers and Comet Crushers.  Crushing Hollers and Finishing Hollers.  Plunger'Jigs and Collom Jigs, wood and iron boxes.  Frue Vanner and Fmibrey Concentrators.  Evan's, Collotn's, and Rittengcr's Slime Tables.  Trommels, Screen and Phnched Plates.  Ore Samplers and Grinders,  Smelting Machinery:  Water Jacket Furnaces for Copper and Lead Ores.  Slag Cars and Pots.    Bullion Cars and Pots.  Lead Moulds and Ladles.   Crucible Tongs.  Blast Pipes and Water Tuyeres.  Patterns for all kinds of Reverberatory and Matte  Furnaces. Machinery for the Systematic Treatment of Oies, by the Leaching Process.  Hoisting   and   Pumping   Machinery  and   Wire   Rope  Tramways.  M*|Vlf|inWf>(l-J 4.1   JJilll ILiVHI  . ,v   -  > 1 ��� I  -  I,      '���������    . '���' ,���'������'</ ;   ,    "  ���    ��� sw ���  ���J".. '���  v.-  .'*.  :!' T "."'"  mi-   v-jwni���i'* ri  11  ,        */ 1       - "  '��'.  , t"* -trtxr  _��|UI  2_*_^'  'A��_A  WW;;  ff�� IL.  j 'riVJ  * , W'L  ,V  *���?-���  K1  ��   ������iJO;  ,i'�� *������  '  r. :i>  t  V"  ,*,  -;  '���,.  Tit.'


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