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 Gfc!) 9  Provincial Library  ,>eQ..L.ATi.-: /   ,.'  Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in Producing Mines.  SECOND YEAR.-NO. 40.  ^2?M,_ H, 0��  ���^  kail:  NELSON, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST -25,  1894.  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make  the  Mining   Camps   and  Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the  Year   Round.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  MINING  NEWS   OF  THE  WEEK.  PRACTICAL   MEN    MAKING   A   SUCCESS  OF    PUMPING   WATER  For Hydraulic Mining-���Ore Shipments Again  Beginning- to Amount to Something in the  Aggregate���A Gold Claim that Promises  Well���Brought His Miners in With Him  from Nova Scotia.  Practical men are making a success of  hydrulic mining by the pumping method  on Salmon river. Jlardman 6c Babb who  have two leases, 5U00feet in all, on the east  side oi' the river about a mile above its  mouth, have put in a steam plant and  pump water from the river to a height of  forty feet. The water i.s then used in the  the ordinary way for sluicing. The gravel  is fine, easily worked, and pays about 50  cents a yard. Ilardman & Babb, in order  to get in their engine and boiler, built  four miles of wagon road at their own expense. On the west side of the river, and  near its junction with the Pond d'Oriolle,  Mr. Litchfield is ground-sluicing and prospecting a lease. 1-1 e also intends, if tlies  grounds prospects well, to pntina pumping  ing plant like that of .Ilardman 6c Jiabb's.  The Kootenay Hydraulic Company, that  has twelve miles of leases on Pend d'Orielle  river, will put iu a pumping plant with a  capacity.of.1 .,000 gallons a minute. This  company has already spent thousands of  dollars in making wagon roads, digging  ditches, and building flumes.  The Silver King.  As soon as the railway is open through  to Spokane, which will be within a few  days, The Hall Mines, Limited, will begin  shipping the ore now stored at Nelson.  Forty tons were taken to Five-mile  mile point by the Nelson on Wednesday  night. The first one hundred tons will go  to Denver, and it is said that future operations at the mines will hinge largely on  the returns received from this shipment.  The freight rate to Denver is $14 a ton.  At present about six tons a clay are  brought down from the mines by Wilson's  teams, but it is understood-more teams  are to be put oii, so that from twelve to  fifteen tons can be landed at Nelson daily.  The machinery at the mines was started  up this week and worked to the satisfaction of the management.   -    *'  The Two Idahos.  There are two mines in Slocan district  by the name of "Idaho." One is situate  in the vicinity of the Blue Bird and the  other is located in Twin Lake basin. An  immense body of ore has been uncovered  on the one, and a good showing is in  sight on the oilier. . Tho one_ has had its  cabins burned and the other is threatened  with destruction. But which is which?  Isn't there iuiu.es enough to go round for  the mineral locations in Slocan district?  Recorders should refuse to record locations named the same as otlier locations  previously recorded.  Will Begin Work Next Year.  Captain 11. C. Adams of Montreal, who  has mining interests in the Slocan and  Boundry Creek sections of southern British Columbia, was in Nolson this week in  attendance at court. Speaking in a general way of his intentions, captain Adams  said lie was getting crown grants for the  more valuable of his claims, but did not  intend to develop them until he had good  titles. It was too late, anyway, to begin  work, this year; but next spring he expected to work some of the properties on  a large scale.       _____  Developing Gold Prospects.  Charles IT. Park of Salt Lake City, who  has a working bond on the Sundown, a  gold claini 8k miles south of Nelson, has a  tunnel in 05 feet on the property, and  will have to extend it 2-10 feet farther to  reach the ledge. Mr. Park is also likely to  do some work on a gold prospect on Hall  crook, owned by Frank Fletcher and partners, which is said to be one of the best  showings for a gold mine yet discovered  iu Nelson district.  Forty-Nine Creek Placers.  The Nelson Hydraulic Company is now  piping to roach bedrock. The work is  being done satisfactorily, although the  water is. a trifle low. Louis IS verso n is at  work on the next lease above, which is  owned by John A. Turner and partners,  and he says it prospects as well as any  ground he has yet seen in British Columbia. The gold is rough, an indication that  it has not traveled far.  Brought His Miners With Him.  D. W. McVicar of Walton, Nova Scotia,  arrived at Nelson on Tuesday with eleven  men to work on property he has bonded  in Ains.vorth district. _ He claims that  the men have been in his employ ti number of years and that thoy receive tho  wages prevailing in Ainsworth district.  A Gold Mill Brought in.  The 5-stamp mill for the O K mine, in  Trail Creek district, was landed at Trail  this week. It will be run ��� by steam.  Slowly, but surely, is tho gold mining industry being developed in South Kootenay.    Minor Mining Notes.  The London Times of .July 7th has the  following: "Two trlul shipments of argentiferous copper  ore from the Hull mines, Hrillsh Columbia, have lieon  made. One, of llrsl.-grade ore, assayed ul, Swansea, gave  Mli ounces Hi Ivor and 11. |ier cent copper lo Llio ton cif __J0  pounds, und lhe oilier, of second-grade ore, assayed at  Denver, Colorado,!_.(_ ounces silver, O.l.'l ounce gold, and  and 10.118 per eenl, copper per ton of 2001) pounds.'  John   A.   .Finch   and   associates   have  about, fifty men employed in developing the.Slocan mines  in which Ihcyaro interested, namely, thu Itcid & Robertson group of seven claims, Llio Wonderful group of  live, Llie Mammoth group of I wo,.Lhe (Jarboiutte group of  four, and Llie Iron (Jrown group of four.  A trail is being made between Salmon  siding on the Nolson & Fort Sheppard railway and Sheep  creek, a distance of live miles or so. At.Sheep creek connection is made with the old Dewdney trail, a trail LhaL  could easily mid at small expense bo made a wagon road.  Revelstoke   Mail,   ISth:    "The   Silver  How mine at, Mai creek, near Illeciilowaet, has forty tons  of ore ready for packing out, Lo Lhe railway. A packer is  wanted Lo conLracL for carrying Lhe same a distance of  seven miles.  Tom Avison and partner of New Denver have been over in lhe Trout Lake country prospecting. They made Lbree locaLions, and brought buck specimens of high-grade galena.  What is locally known as the Haskins  claims on Healoy crook, in Lanleau district, are being  surveyed for crown grains.  An Incongruous Outfit.  Captain .John Irving, manager of the  Canadian Pacific Navigation Company of  Victoria, has been, or will be, returned as  member for Cassiar. In commenting on  the result, the Victoria Colonist says:  "As we fully expected, captain Irving  conies from the north victorious. Cassiar  is to 'be congratulated on having for its  representative in the legislature an energetic and a capable man of business. He  will look well after its interests, and he  will not let any chance of benefiting its  inhabitants slip. Captain Irving is a valuable addition to the legislative assembly.  He is a worker rather than a talker, and  workers are what the country wants in  that body." If a worker and not a talker  is what is wanted from Cassiar, why was  a talker and not a worker wanted from  South Kootenay? During the campaign  iu South Kootenay the government  party's chief argument in behalf of their  candidate was that he was a talker, and  that the 'district would suffer if a talker  was uot elected. Verily, the government  party is an incongruous outfit.  The Crow's Nest Pass Railroad.  The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says:  "Work on the Canadian Pacific's Crow's  Nest cut-off, from the main line in Alberta  to a connection with the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard at Nelson, British Columbia,  has been ternporarily abandoned, and will  not be resumed until next spring. The  completion of this line would have given  the Canadian Pacific an entrance into  Spokane, and by traffic, arrangements  with' the' Oregon Railway & Na\ .gatidh'  Company it could have got into Portland,  Oregon." No work was being done on  tho Crow's Nest Pass road, therefore work  could not have been abandoned. That  the road will be built is not to be doubted;  but it will not be built until the Canadian  Pacific is easy financially. At present it  is hard up for money���as hard upas were  the Seattle banks last summer.  The Political Bee Still Buzzing in His Bonnet.  The members of the government party  in and about Kaslo have no confidence  whatever in tho member-elect from South  Kootenay, and they do not propose to allow him to represent them at Victoria.  They intend to have their own representative on the ground, if not on the floor of  the house. To that end they are joining  the South Koritenay Progressive Association of Kaslo, of which defeated candidate  G.-O. Buchanan is president. One of the  objects of the association is to send, so it  is said, Mr. Buchanan to Victoria to look  after the interests of South Kootenay in  general and Kaslo in particular. If the  people of South Kootenay had wanted  Mr. Buchanan to look after their interests  at Victoria they would have elected him  member. '  Victoria Unduly Represented.  By the election of captain  Irving for  Cassiar, the city of Victoria will be unduly represented in the legislative assembly for the next four years.   Under the  redistribution bill she was given four  members, yet according to the returns  she has been allowed to elect no less than  ten members, namely, Theodore Davie,  C. \L Pooloy, W.M. Higgins, E. C. Eberts,  R. P. Rithet, John Irving, IT. D. Helm-  chen, John Braden, J. II. Turner, and  James Hunter. To tliese ten two inoro  should bo added, for they are practically  residents of Victoria, namely lieutenant-  colonel James Baker and James Brydeu.  The next legislative assembly may be a  representative one, but will not thecity  of Victoria be unduly represented in it?  The Manner of His Proposal. ;  A young man, who looked every inch  the bridegroom, stood in the rotunda of  the Great Northern hotel the other day,  says the Chicago Times, telling a friend of  the maimer'of his-proposal to his bride.  She had known of his wild ways and  fondly hoped to reform him through marriage. ."After 1 had popped the question  and she had accepted nie," ho said, "I at  once began to talk about the wedding.  'Wo will go away somewhere by ourselves, my dear,' I said; 'there will bo no  flourish, no cards, no ceremony'���-here she  interrupted   mo, and,  with  a   dignified  swoop of her arm, declared  'Mr. ,  I  shall certainly insist upon a ceremony."'  The Charges* Will be Investigated.  The acting government agent at Revelstoke lias received instructions to notify  John Sanderson to be at Nelson on September 7th to prove the charges lie preferred last February against Napoleon  Fitzstubbs, assistant commissioner of  lauds and works in West Kootenay. The  attorney-general himself will probably  conduct tho investigation.  CHINESE   ARE   NOT   DESIRED,  And Their Importation to Canada Should be  Restricted.  The people of eastern Canada, like tho  people of the eastern states of the republic  to the south, believe that natives of China  should be as free to come and go as natives of any other country.   They believe  that the common offices of humanity and  friendship should be as freely extended,  to  Chinese  as to English or Scotch or  Irish.   They believe that in favoring the  restriction of the importation of Chinese,  the people of British Columbia, and of the'  Pacific coast generally, are governed entirely by motives that are unchristian.  The Telegraph of St. John, New Brunswick, has been most bitter against the  people of British Columbia for attempting to restrict tho importation of Chinese,'  and its denunciations has brought out the  following letter to its editor from a working-man in Victoria.   The letter is worth  reading, for it expresses the sentiments'-  of every man  in British Columbia who'  believes that if the importation of Chinese  is not restricted, British Columbia will  simply become an abiding place for a few  landed and manufacturing plutocrats.  Sir:   It was as if one of the foundations  of Liberalism   had  been   knocked  from  under  nie,   when  I   read tho   editorial,-  which appeared in the Weekly Telegraph  of Juno 27th tilt., anent the Chinese question.   If the remainder of the Dominion  had a proportionate Chinese population  in   comparison, to  British  Columbia, it  would mean that more than half the present inhabitants would have to emigrate;  as their living would be wrested from  them by the Chinese.   Picture to yourself, Now Brunswick, with a population  of 80,000 Chinese, who would be employed  as sawmill hands, section men on the railroads, as laborers around all manufactories,   in   salmon eauneries, lime burner.,  plasterers' help, farm help, gardeners, restaurants, etc.; in fact monopolizing more  than two-thirds of the labor performed ih  the province.    Besides this they_ would  also   enter   into  competition   with   the  farmers, as thoy would in all probability  supply the demand in market gardening,,  besides engaging in general farming, un-J  derselling. the white mail every time.   P  rather thiiik that the dust would accumu:  late all over Ungar's laundry,: You have  been  lahieutiug,   during   the   past "few  years, about tho exodus to the United  States;   but  the past exodus would   be  nothing in comparison to the future one,  if New Brunswick received  within   the  next few years a Chinese population in  proportion to British Columbia.   There is  another side to be considered. How would  the merchants fare in the changed conditions, as the Chiuese only trade among  themselves.   Besides 80,000 Chinese probably numbers man for man of the present  adult male population of New Brunswick.  Do   you   think    that   New   Brunswick,  under the circumstances portrayed above,  would   be  the   most un-British and undesirable   place   to   live   in   under   the  British flag?   Further, does it not seem  terribly unjust that the Canadian should  be crowded to the wall in his own land by  Chinese slave labor?   Just thiuk  of it,  that if New Brunswick had its quota of  Chinese in comparison to British Columbia, that the whole lot would not makeup  over half a dozen subscriptions to  the  newspapers, aud would also play havoc  in the advertising columns.   Look at the  situation in this light, and the benefits to  be derived from Chinese immigration are  not quite so apparent as the Presbyterian  Assembly would have us believe.   It will  probably surprise people in eastern ^Canada to know that no man with political  aspirations to a seat in the local house or  in  the   house of  commons   would  dare  openly espouse the cause of the Chinese  from the platform in British. Columbia.  This may seem overdrawn, but it is as  plain a statement as I  can make of tho  situation in British Columbia, so far as  the Chinese and labor are concerned.   I  expect that there is not much need to say  that the Chinese will  work at half the  wages or less paid a white man.   I only  hope that the day is not far distant when  Canada shall close her gates completely to  Chinamen.    Then   would   come  a  new  dawning of prosperity, owing to an influx  of proper immigration, giving an impetus  to trade,  such as would cause the merchants and tradesmen of British Columbia  to pause and wonder how it was tluit they  so patiently stood the curse of Mongolian-  ism so long. -   Clever but Cynical.  Walter Besant, the well-known novelist,  gives the following 'maxims, which are at  once as cynical as they are clever:  Out of ton men nine tire born to work  for tho tenth.    Resolve to be the tenth.  Without trampling tho cleverest cannot  get rich.  The consolation of those who fall is to  deprecate those who succeed.  The greatest things tire done   by the  greatest fools.  Wise men never attempt anything.  When you lose a log begin at once to  practice with a wooden one.  Men's motives are mercifully hidden by  their shirt front.  Observe moderation in all things, especially virtues.  The host way to make a man honest is  to make him ashamed of being found out.  There may bo pride even in confessing  mistakes.  ��� Everybody says that gentle birth is an  accident, and everybody treats if as an  achievement.  ���The most charming attribute of friendship is the right of candor.  THE   BIG   BEND   COUNTRY.  Considerable "Work Being Done on the Several  Creeks.  Revelstoke Mail,  18th:   As the water  has now dropped sufficiently at Carnes  creek, work will soon be iu full swing  there.  At the Whalcn-Kirkup claini, up McCulloch creek, they are taking out gold,  although the work' being done at present  'is only preparatory. Six men are employed.  The Sol Ilolden mine, near Smith creek,  is in full work and big pay is being taken  out, although the flume is of the most  primitive kind. With a long hose and a  0-inch nozzle about twenty times the  amount of ground could be hydrauliced  in'a day's work.  ' The Fairhaven people interested in Big  Bend gold claims are jubilant over their  prospects on French creek. They were  ditching last week, and Mr. Nestelle, who  is superintending the .vork, says the dirt  has averaged $3 a day per man. Great  things are anticipated when bedrock i.s  reached.  A. N. Beaton, partner in the Vandall  mine on French creek, who came down  two weeks ago with $750 in nuggets, returned here this week from down the  river, where he had been to purchase  horses. He bought seven and will pack  supplies from Revelstoke. He loaded up  and started for the mine on Thursday.  - " J. W. Haskins, who is conducting operations for the Smith Creek Mining Company, is meeting with the greatest suc-  cess'in the Avork of development. He has  put in a 27-foot ..pump and has ."'already,  got through twelve feet of boulders and  two feet of sand. Several small nuggets  have been taken but, and the indications  are that gold is lying thick upon the bedrock. If the'-" pump, .proves insufficient,  Mr.'Haskins will erect a wheel, water being plentiful.  At- the Consolation mine they are still  at work repairing the damage done by the  washout last June. The dam across the  creek has been completed, as well as most  of the buildings on the mine, and if  nothing happens to prevent it, work in  the tunnel will commence about the first  of September. As they were in good pay  ground when the Hoods struck the mine,  it is reasonable to believe that the output  will equal, if it does not exceed, the  amount which was being taken out then  .���a bout $25 'a-day. per man. There are  'Iten'uie.n working at the mine.  ���r> George,G. Marsh, who has.spent nearly,  the whole of the summer on Downie creek,  came down this week. He has a preemption there, and has been clearing and  planting a portion of it. Downie creek  iias never been prospected for gold yet,  and Mr. Marsh expresses the belief that  placers will be as profitable on that creek  as in any other portion, of the Bend. He  says lie can wash gold in paying quantities in several places from the sand along  the creek, and ���intends doing some prospecting on his return. He says tho Big  Bend . mines will be sending out $1000 a  day inside of two months.  Joe Bourgeois, who has been employed  on government trails during the summer,  went up on Thursday to work on the  North Star mine on McCulloch creek. The  owners are George Laforme, Gus Lund,  and Messrs. Sullivan "and'Sweeny. Six  men will be employed. The three men  who have been working on the claim up  to the present time have met with gold on  several occasions. Bedrock is about fifty  feet deep, the bottom being very hard,  which is not so easily worked as soft bedrock. Great things are expected from the  North Star, and the belief is expressed by  competent gold-miners that it will be one  of the best paying properties in the Big  Bend before tho year is out.  Reports from the Hardpan mining  claim, located in August, .18.., on Lookout mountain, go to show that a prodigious body of ore exists there. Tom Bain,  who is iu charge of development work on  the property, says for ihe amount of  work done, lie has never seen such an immense showing. The vein is a strong,  well-defined contact, and varies from  twelve feet to twenty foot in width. A  tunnel.has boon commenced to tap the  vein at a depth of aboutseventy-five foot.  The led^e has boon traced a distance of  five claims and shows a large pay shoot  on each claim. Assays made in Seattle  last fall from the surface croppiiigs gave  $18.81 in gold per ton. If the ore on this  claim increases in value as depth is  reached, or if tho surface croppiiigs are  any indication of tho ore body, in all  probability the Hardpan will become one  of the lioted gold properties of the now  famous Koolenay district.  Charles Molson, one of the best practical  miners in the district, came down this  week and recorded four placer claims located on Gold stream. Thoy are in two  groups, named Twin Falls and Alki, and  are owned by a partnership. Tho claims  are each 2(H) foot, and are, .Mr. .Molson  says, situated in oue of the most beautiful spots nature could conceive. Picturesque falls tumble down the steep cliffs  into Gold stream, which is a river 200 feet  iu width. As soon as the water in the  Columbia recedes sufficiently to permit of  rowboats being used from Steamboat canyon to Downie creek, machinery will be  taken up for the working of these claims.  There will bean innovation made in llie  method of conducting operations, and the  community iu the Big Bond are waiting  to see how .Mr. Molson will improve on  the practices now in vogue. lie has every  confidence that the claims on Gold st ream  will prove bonanzas of the lirst watoraiid  "eye-openers" to the whole district.  The Conceited Chinese  Tho North China Daily News, which is  one of the ablest English newspapers in  the Orient, ascribes China's lack of prepar  ation for war to the boundless conceit of  the leaders in the strength of the nation.  The viceroy Li is about the only man in  China who recognizes the weakness of the  nation, and he has done what he could, in  the face of great opposition, to strengthen  the army and navy. Many governors of  provinces actually believe that China  could have whipped France had the war  overTonquin been carried on. These fellows now affect to look with contempt on  the Japanese, who, they say, are descended from monkeys. Meanwhile Japan  is taking nearly every trick in the Corcan  game, and China, despite her vastly superior resources, is placed at an enormous  disadvantage. Whatever may be the  outcome it cannot fail to be of service to  China, as it will go far to shatter this  childish self-confidence, Avhich is founded  ou utter misconception of the strength  and spirit of otlier nations.  PERSONAL   AND   NEWS   ITEMS.  General James Longstreet, the distinguished Confederate soldier, has asked the  United States senate to increase his Mexican Avar pension from twelve to fifty dollars monthly, because of his present total  disability.  Tom Reed of Maine, and leader of the  Republicans in congress, is fond of whist,  and, as he lives at a hotel, his pleasure is  sometimes subject to interruptions from  persistent callers. To insure absolute  privacy, Mr. Rood, whenever he goes to a  friend's room to indulge in his favorite  diversion, now takes the precaution of  slipping off his shoes and setting them in  the hall beside the door. It shows that-  Mr. Reed has gone to bed, and is said to  Insure him absolute immunity from interruption.  Lord Coleridge, the late chief justice of  England, left a private income of only  $75,000, but this comparatively small sum  was explained by the fact that a few  years ago he settled about $500,000 on his  family. Nearly all English judges in  recent years have died pretty well off.  Lord Coleridge's predecessor, lord chief  justice Gockburn, left $200,000. Lord justice Thesigers and general baron [volley's  estates were proved at $100,000 and $.00,-  000,'.respectively. The late lord Hannon  left anestate of about $300,000.  Abas .Pasha, .the young khedivo of  Egypt^always lias his mother with him,  and;sTie;outranks all his advisors. She is  said;,:t6"; be one of the most beautiful  women in'.'Egypt, in addition to being the  brainiest^ ;j..The khediye lives the life c-f an  English or American well-to-do farmer.  On his large model farm he has established  a model village, with school, club, and  mosque, and a fire engine of modern manufacture. He rises at live o'clock and  works hard, for a sovereign, all day, He  is fond of riding, driving, and outdoor  sports, and is an excellent shot.  The emperor of China, Kuang Hsu, is  23 years old. He cannot appear in public,  and when he goes abroad, it is usually in  a close sedan-chair, witli guards along  each side of tho road to prevent intruders  from staring at his sacred person. He  lives in a great palace, surrounded by a  wall through wliich nobody but the court  officials ever penetrates without special  permission. He was kept in seclusion  throughout his youth, the dowager-empresses acting as regents. He had iu his  palace yard ininature models of-men-of-  war, a train of cars which was an exact  model of tho first railroad train over run  in China, and every toy that wealth could  procure, but he has never seen one of his  own men-of-war, or ridden in a.real steam  car. He learns as much of what goes on  in his empire a.s the viceroys see fit to tell  him. Ho is of frail physique and in very  delicate health.  Li Hung Chang is not only a viceroy,  but occupies the place of premier of the  empire, although he has no title beyond  that of viceroy, lie is very'tall, measuring more than six feet in height, and his  build is proportionately heavy. He is not  aManchu, like the present emperor, but  a fullblooded Chinaman, and it is said  that any disturbance looking to a restoration of tho native line would bring Li  Hung Chang close to the throne, despite  his 71 years. He is the head of an army  of thirty thousand men, who have been  drilled by foreign officers. In 1800, when  he was governor of the Thiaiig-Sin province, he assisted colonel Gordon in suppressing the Taeping rebellion. Later the  other Thiang province was added to his  rule, and lie wa.s appointed viceroy of tho  united countries in ISO."). A year later he  was made minister plenipotentiary, and  in tho following year became viceroy of  Ilong-Kuaiig. Ih I SOS he became a grand  chancellor. In 1870. after the Tien-Tsin  massacre, his titles were taken from him  and he was punished in other ways, on  the ground that he had not assisted the  general in command. But, in 1872, lie was  restored to the oflice of grand chancellor.  A New Kind of Ballot.  The legislative assembly of the Northwest Territories is just now considering  a bill providing for the use of the ballot  in elections to that body. Such legislation comes as a sequence to tho adoption  of the ballot for federal elections in the  territories, a provision I'or that purpose  being made in the amendment to the  Northwest Act passed at the late session,  lint it is proposed that voting by ballot  for members of the assembly shall be done  in a vastly different manner from its.practice elsewhere. Each candidate is to be  given a distinctive! color and pencils of  corresponding colors tire fo he placed in  the polling booths. Ballot papers will  have no names or printing of any kind  thereon. All llie voter has to do is to  mark an .X on the ballot paper with the  pencil of the same color as is assigned to  thecandidale for whom he wishes to vote.  CAN BE IMPBISONED FOB BEBT.  THE   COURTS  ARE   NOW   LITTLE   MORE  THAN   COLLECTORS   FOR   MEN  Who Do not Know How to Do Business, as a  Glance Over the Court Dockets Go to Show  ���If Less Credit was Given There Would.  Be Little Need of Holding Frequent Sessions of Court.  The man that believes there,is no such  thing as imprisonment for debt in British  Columbia will form a different opinion by  glancing over a court docket, or by interviewing anyone who has been served with  a judgment summons.   In many instances  these summons are issued   against men  who should never have been allowed to  contract debts, and   iu   otlier instances  they are issued against poor devils who  are willing to pay but cau't through being  out of employment.   Were the business  men of the Kootenay country more careful in granting credit, they would uot only  be better off, but there would bo no great  necessity of holding frequent sessions of  court.   It is safe to say that for every  dollar collected by the aid of the courts  another dollar has been lost in payment  of legal expenses and loss of trade result- ,  ing  from   the  commencement  of  suits.  The  following  are  a few of the cases  heard at the session of the connty court  that began at Nelson on  the   ISth aud  closed on the 23rd, Judge Spinks presiding:  K. _. Lemon vs. Ii. II. Leo; judgment summons; order,  _) days imprisonment or until payment i.s made.  It. I. h'sinon vs. Henry .Smith; judgment numinous;  adjourned to next court. - ���  J. Fred Hume ._ Co. vs. John .. Walsh'; judgment  summons; order, HO days Imprisonment or until payment  is made.   ,  G. 0. Buchanan vs. G. S. Cleveland; judgment summons; adjourned to next court.  Nelson Sawmill Company vs. William Carrington;  .judgment summons; order, .10 per month, first payment  to be made September 20th.  J. Alniore vs. James 1 .-ice: amount of claim, ZA2.1A  for goods sold; judgment: for $:_._) hy consent,.  William H. House vs. J. II. Adams; amount of claim,  ��50 promissory note; judgment for plaintiff.  Augustus Carney vs. Frank Lane and .red Lane;  action in replevin for horses, amount ��250; judgment for  plaintiff without damages.  Galena Trading Company vs. W.M, Walters; amount  of account, ��88.21; adjourned to next court.  It. 1 . .Lemon vs. Grant T liur burn; judgment numinous;  order, ��10 per month, first iiavuieiit lo be made .September 201 h.   ��  It. .. Lemon vs. Glenoross & Carson; judgment summons; order, Cileueross not served, adjourned to next  court; defendant out of employment.  J. i'"red Iluine _ Co. vs. George Stephenson; judgment  summons; adjourned to next court.  ������ ./George . lathers.vs.'James SproiikVand James Slayton,  and W. 0. Clyino, garnishee; promissory note; judgment  for ��150 _i: no order against garnishee.  Darke & Sutherland vs. Jo. .ah Fletcher mid James  Dclaney; account for labor, ��l(it!; withdrawn; plaintills  to pay cosls.  Archibald Looby and William Walmsley vs. G. K.  Wright, and Hank of Montreal, garnishee; for freighting  and money paid, ��81.50; adjourned, plaintiff lo pay costs;  should defendant be out of district, case to be adjourned  to May court, plaintiffs to have thirty days notice of defendant's leaving.  Godfrey Kirch vs. Arthur K. Hodgins, and Xelson. Hydraulic Mining Company, garnishee; for ��18S.!K) for labor;  judgment for plaintiff for ��l"..'il.  It. K. Lemon vs. William Koberts:. judgment summons; order. ��10 per mouth, first payment to be made  .September -0th, and may be increased on application.  Robert K. Lemon vs. I). S. Cameron,��� judgment summons: order, ��10 per month, first payment lo be made  September .ith.  Nelson .Sawmill Company vs. George II. ICeefer, and A.  I . Hodgins,-garnishee; ��30 balance due on lumber sold;  judgment for plaintiff.  Ira J. Jenkins vs. G. II. Wright; for ��110.50 cash; adjourned. ,  Adams & Ciiinmings vs. C. I lumber; judgment summons; stand for next court.  Jim Foo vs. I\ Kodicr; ��15.10, money paid for rent;  judgment for plaintiif for ��10.  Ycong Ah .Ice vs. G. XV. Aldous and William Mc-  Knchran: ��117.12 for washing: judgment for ��1211.81.  American Type Founders Company vs. C. Coy; promissory note for . IS.f.S: judgment for plaintiif.  I). C. McGregor vs. X. M. Fitch. M. Kdiams. and  Andrew Jardine; for ��111.27. balance due on contract;  judgment by confession against F.diams; stand over as  to Fitch and Jardine.  J. M. Carroll vs. It. F. Honson and J. Scrson: for S.fJ.Ol  for labor; judgment for defendants.  II. Gicgcrich vs. William Carrington; for ��21.50 for  goods sold; judgment for plaintiif.  John Klomberg vs. Willielin Hanson; action for dissolution of partnership; accounts to be taken and receiver  appointed.  Frank I. hvards and Gerald Cavanatigh vs. Inland  Construction & Development Company; for ��(ity.:_ for  work, labor, and g iols; judgment for defendant.  James Gillis vs. William _. Tcrrill: for ��150 for damages done to horse; order. left to Messrs. Walmsley and  Deacon to say amount of damage done.  David A. I- ra.��er vs. James McKeii/ic, and major Van-  nioei-kerke, garnishee; judgment for plaintiif, and judgment against garnishee for ��50.(>0.  Legalizing Bare-Faced Robbery.  Dast winter a man was brought to the  hospital at Xelson from one of the Nakusp  6c Slocan railway camps. He was'eared  for at the hospital, with the understanding that his fellow-workman make an  effort to recover the cost of his care from  the railway contractors, who had /regularly deducted ii monthly hospital fee  from the men, but had neglected to provide the men with medical attendance.  The case came up in the county court this  week with tin: usual result in all such  cases, the men lost. The railway contractors proved that no hospital fee had  been collected from that particular man  I'or the month in which he was injured,  although such fee was collected regularly  before and afterwards. This may be good  law. but it is simply legalizing bare-face.I  robbery.            Not to Have Wagon Roads.  If New Deliver is to have wagon roads  the people resident there will have to build  them, as the government has decided that  a railway is all the town needs to afford it  connection with Three Forks and the  mines on Carpenter creek. A road, however, is to be built from Throe Forks to  lhe mouth of Cody crook, a distance of  seven miles. The people of New Denver  will propably in time lind that those that  help themselves are helped best.  Good Drawing- Cards,  It lakes ti rich man lo draw a check, a  pretty girl to draw attention, a horse to  draw a cart, a porous-plaster to draw the  skin, a toper to draw a cork, a iree lunch  or free show to draw a crowd, and an advertisement ina newspaper todraw trade.  '____3  ;'..'  ;��'v  IS  *,v  . - ��� ir > -��� '   r .   n  ��� i -  *.    ������  Air.--  ���  �������    .���i.      ii.  li. Il',- ,  ,\  ���  ,1 .       if  i    '"'l   ���  '      "���     "    "       *i    <.  '-  .      .������.      ,;    _#    i'   .*���.  :  ,:':���'.''    *" ."  4.     . .   I   .  ..V--. 'i".   ,- J..."'  ���-'- ..  f i ���    .    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Notary Public,'Commissioner I'orlakiiig Alll-  davits for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc.  Ollices���Ward St., between Baker and Vernon, Nelson.  ��he ^xxbxxxK,  S A T U R D A Y _ ORNING..  .AUGUST 25, 1891  MR.   HUME'S   POSITION.  To tiik Eimtou ok Tu. Colonist: Whilst tho circumstance that a large deputation consisting of the bulk of  Mr. Hume's supporters in the town of Nelson (whore Mr.  Hume gainedhis largest vote) waited on premier Davie  to assure him of Mr. Hume's support, may to some extent justify you in classing Mr. Hume with the government side, vet the fact must not. be lost sight of that Mr.  Hume was elected distinctly as an oppositionist and upon  a most pronounced opposition platform. Such being the  ease. I fail to see the propriety of accepting Mr. I lumens  a government supporter just simply because his adherents wish him to fly the track, and he presumably (tor  Mr. Hume has never disavowed the action of thodoputa-  tion) is willing to do so. The government with 21 in a  house of33 is plenty strong enough to carry through its  mea.ircs without the aid of any of the'mugwumps, to.  say nothing of the probability of a scat or two more being gained by the government upon election petition.  The platform*upon which Mr. Hume was elected may  suit his followers, but to an advocate of good government its foremost planks are simply abhorrent, as savoring of anarchy and socialism. To use the language of  the premier in the course, of the last house. '���There can  be no compromise with the advocates of such princip'os:  it is war to the knife between me and them." Those arc  my sentiments precisely, and of every other  "SOLID GOVERNMENT SUPPORTER."  Tn a former issue, The Till bush stated  that the. premier,.'while at Nelson, was  not waited ou by Mr. Hume's 'campaign  committee, and he certainly was not  waited on by the bulk of Mr. Hume's supporters. On the occasion in question Mr.  Hume's supporters were celebrating a victory gained over the party of which the  premier is leader, and if the premier took  part in the. celebration, he was simply  dancing at the funeral of liis party  friends.  The writer of the above letter would  have it appear .that had-it not been for  the support he received at Nelson, Mr.  Hume would not have been elected. Mr.  Hume received 203 votes outside of Nelson,  while the candidate of the government  received only 258 iu the district, Nelson  included.      ,  .Mr. Hume and his supporters now stand  precisely where they did before the election.   They  cannot  support   the  Davie  go verninent unless that go vernmentshows  by its actions that it favors the passage  of general laws that will do away with  private, and special   legislation;   that it  will subsidize no more railways as it did  the Nakusp & Slocan; that the surplus  revenue shall be used for the building of  new wagon roads and the betterment of  old ones;  that a   speedy   settlement be  made with the Dominion government regarding the lands that are within, the  railway beltalong the line of the Canadian  Pacifier; that the timber of the province  shall be held for the future needs of its  people;  that the mining industry shall  not be hampered by such unwise legislation as that which   took away  surface  rights from claim owners; that the right to  use water for tiny purpose be made easy  under a general law; that a land registry  office be established in Kootenay; that  county judges be required to hold court  in Kootenay at shorter intervals; tluit  laborers shall  be protected from the extortions   to   which    they   now   submit  through the issuance of time checks; that  contractors and sub-contractors on railways shall be given means by which the  differences that arise between them and  the   raihvay companies can  be speedily  settled; and tluit iu the future redistribution of seats iu the legislative assembly  be made on some uniform basis.  Whether or not the government party  will undertake to bring about legislation  iu accordance with theabove ideas remains  to be seen. If it does. Mr. Hume cannot  consistently oppose the government; if it  does not, Mr. Hume cannot consistently  do otherwise than oppose it. That there  is anything that approaches anarchy or  socialism in the above ideas must be disputed; and if there can be no compromise  between the premier and the men who  advocate them, then let it be war to the  ���knife. Premier Davie .has already seen  tliat the men of the interior do not care  two straws for him personally; and if he  would have their political support, he must  endeavor to carry out their views in legislation that nHoots, first, the provinee-at-  large; and second, the districts in which  they live.     _   __      AN   INCONSISTENT   NEWSPAPER.  the Dominion house of commons, and says  that the tariff question has practically'  been taken out of the list of issues, as far  as Manitoba and the Northwest is concerned ; that the people, in nearly all  cases, got what they asked, and they are  not disposed.to keep up the.complaint,,  merely to make themselves disagreeable.  The reductions average about .10 per cent,  and this small reduction practically takes  the tariff question out of .he live issues in  Canada.  The Colonist calls the bill passed by  congress "The Deformed, 1.trill' Bill," yet  the reductions made by it are greater in  number-. and average a larger per cent  than the reductions iuade by the house  of commons. -  If a reduction of 10 per cent on Canadian tariff duties meets with the approval  of The Colonist, a paper that supports the  protective-policy party in Canada, why  should a like reduction in the United  States be referred to as being made solely  in the interest of trusts and 'monopolies'  and the protective-policy party of that  country be roundly denounced as robbers?  The Colonist is notoriously inconsistent  when it attempts to discuss questions that  concern the United States.  TRUTH  WITH   A   BIG   T. V  ���There is'one little matter, however, to which we find it  necessary to draw our contemporary's attention. It is a  matter without which no honest men travel, it has been  pointed out as the highest of virtues, but it is apparently  unknown to our opposition.paper. This quality is Truth.  When dealing with our affairs we must ask them to keep  within the lilies of Truth, or there may be trouble.  Amongst other mat tors we have been accused of maligning the character of Mr. Hume. We challenge our opponent to produce a single instance of having done so.  What wo have said about Mr. Hume may be summed up  as follows! We believe him to be an excellent, honest,  upright citizen, absolutely ignorant of politics and entirely in the hands of perfectly unscrupulous persons  who hope to use him as a tool to bring about their own  ends. Of Mr.'Hume's character wc have the highest  opinion and we hope it will serve him to clear himself of  the society in which he finds himself. Not one word  against his character have we ever written.  Jn its issue of the Ittth instant, the Victoria Colonist (piotes with approval an  editorial on tariff reform from the Winnipeg Norwesler, a paper that advocates  tin; return of the Liberal party to power  in Canada, and in another editorial it denounces the tariff bill passed by the congress of the I'liited Stales hist week.  The Norwcster approves of (lie changes  jnade in the tariff at the last session of  The above is au extract from an editorial in last week's Miner, a paper that is  ridiculed in every .mining camp in Kootenay, however much it may be considered  an authority on mining matters by mining men in London and looked on as a literary gem by the inmates of Mttley Hassan's  harem at Fez- in Morocco. It is ridiculed  by the people of the mining camps in  Kootenay.because.it is priggish. It is despised by the people''of'Nelson because of  its repeated attempts to belittle Mr.  Hume, member-elect to the legislative assembly for South Kootenay.  The Trirune has at times commented  on these attempts, but in doing so never  accused The Miner of maligning the character of Mr. Hume. But, then, the man  who would append his name to a letter  that does a fellow-countryman a grave injustice is not likely to be above lying  about his contemporaries. If Mr. Hume's  character could be smirched, The Miner  would only be too willing to do the  smirching. Notwithstanding it believes  him to be au excellent, honest, upright  citizen, it did not hesitate 'to print the  following words at divers times since Mr.  Hume lirst announced himself as a candidate for oflice:  January 20th.���"The Bogus Convention."���At a pre-,  liininary meeting of electors friendly to the government,  over which Gilbert Malcolm Sproat presided, the Houston-Hume mock primaries and mock convention were  denounced as an attempted fraud upon the electorate, etc.  April 28th.���"Save Me From My Friends."���Mr. Hume  has thought lit to content himself with being a mere  figure-head. " * What we want is to find something  auout Mr. Hume himself. Of course wc have long known  him as an estimable citizen, but unfortunately estimable  citizens are not all fit to take upon themselves the task of  governing or helping to govern their fellows.   Etc.  April 21st.���It has been an open secret for some time  that the Houstoniaii clique did the campaign thinking  for J. Fred Hume.   Etc.  May 12.���"People's Right."���And who will say now  that that candidate [J. Fred Hume] is not entirely the  tool of one other maul   Etc.  Juno 23rd.���"Fair Play and Foul."���We prefer to turn  a deaf ear to the rumors that have been floating about to  Mr. Hume's discredit. * * The methods used, however,  prove that he is simply the tool of men who cannot light  fairly.   Etc.  June :��lth.���"Give a Poor Dog a Bone."���The men of  Kootenay are not fools. * v If Mr. Hume cannot tell  them a little more about his opinions and theories, they  will remain at home and not vote at all.   Etc.  July Kith.���"Opposition Procession."���G. A. Bigelow  and clog with monkey astride, John Houston with short  string���opposition candidate [J. Fred Hume] on end of  string.   Etc.  July llth.���Mr. Hume has been trying for a year or so  to sell his business and go back to his home in Nova  Scotia. W'c do not want men to represent us in parliament who do not care'a jot for the country, etc.  July 21st.���"The Elections."���It was only because they  knew he could do the Davie government no harm that  llie boys have sent Fred Hume to play at being a member  of parliament for four years.   Etc.  July 28th.���"Ignorance."��� Mr. Hume has promised to  put the Land Act in shape. Wc would like to see the  result if he was shut up iu a room with a copy of the  Acl, a bundle of paper, scissors aud paste, aud a pen and  ink, and told lo work his wicked will on it. It would be  inlcrc. .ing to watch as an experiment, but heaven help  llie country that had to abide by his tinkering.   Etc.  These certainly are attempts at belittle-  ing Mr. Hume, and the oft-repeated statement that Mr. Hume i.s nothing but a tool  of unscrupulous men is an aspersion that  tarnishes that gentleman's character; an  aspersion that cannot be justified, and  one that could only be made by a man  malignant by nature aud a liar by practice.   ______  Bhitlsh Columbia i.s the only province  in the Dominion that is without trained  men in charge of its government. The  premier is a lawyer without any special  training in governmental affairs or in the  conduct of large business enterprises; the  chief commissioner of lauds and works is  an ex-ranchman with neither the ability  nor the inclination to attend to the duties  of his oflice; the provincial secretary i.s a  visionary; the minister of finance is a  nice old gentleman. The premier is credited with ability, but the province does  not get the benefit of it, for lie devotes  more time to his private practice than to  his official duties. The premier should be  paid tt salary large enough to allow of his  devoting his entire time to the duties  of his office. He should be allowed to  employ at least one trained assistant, a  man .capable of framing laws that would  be so plainly worded as to be understood  by the bar and the courts.. Neither the  attorneys-general nor his assistant should  be allowed to appear in court for private  parties/Great corporations and firms  find it necessary for the proper conduct of  their business to employ specially trained  men as heads of departments, and the  same rule might work well if it was tried  by the provincial government.  David Alexander Stoddakt has filed  a petition contesting the election of James  Douglas Prentice for the east riding of  Lillooet district. The grounds of the contest are: 1, Certain persons voted for  Prentice who were not qualified by law  to vote; 2. Certain persons who voted  .were and are disqualified, by reason of  having been bribed, treated, and unduly  influenced by agents of Prentice, or by  by reason of having been retained or employed for reward on behalf of Prentice;  3. That the returning officer received certain ballot papers as votes for the said  Prentice which were not marked according to law. The petitioner prays for a  scrutiny of the votes given ancl tendered  at the said election, and that the return  be amended by substituting his name in  the place of Prentice as. member for Lillooet. Mr. Stoddart is represented by  Gordon Hunter, law partner of premier  Davie, aud Mr. Prentice by Mr. McPhillips.  Evidently, Mr. Davie is not satisfied with  his majority in the assembly. He wants  one more.   It wilt, be remembered that premier  Davie did not hesitate to proclaim to the  world that Victoria was sorely afflicted  with small pox in 1892, and took vigorous  measures to rid the city of the fell disease.  Although heralding that fact to the world  had a bad effect on the trade of Victoria  for a time, yet in the end it worked to the  city's advantage. The Victoria Times of  late has proclaimed that the province is  in a bad plight financially, and calls on  the government for a clear balance sheet.  For doing this, it is roundly denounced by  premier Davie and his newspaper organs.  Yet Victoria was not in greater danger  from the-small-pox plague than the province is from bankruptcy through the reckless extravagance of agovernment that is  without a trained man at its head.  The Miner has often made the statement that -Mr. Hume "is entirely in the  " hands of perfectly unscrupulous persons  " who hope to use him as a tool to bring  "about their own ends," and that he  should at once clear himself of the society  in which he finds himself. Will The  Miner name these perfectly unscrupulous  persons and let the cat out of the bag as  to some of their schemes? We hardly  think it will do either. The Miner would  have it appear that South Kootenay is  overrun with unscrupulous persons���for  was not Mr. Hume supported by nearly  two-thirds of the electors of the riding���  who do little else than put up jobs on the  provincial government. Once again we  are compelled to assert that The Miner is  an ass.  __   No good reason can be given for the removal of Mr. Kirkup from Revelstoke to  Port Simpson. If Mr. Kirkup has been an  efficient official, his services are required  at Revelstoke, where he is identified with  the country. If he has been inefficient he  should not be given an appointment anywhere in the province, but should be retired to private life.  J. M. Kellie, member-elect for the  north riding of West Kootenay, denies  that he is about to resign his seat in order  to take the appointment of gold commissioner of the Revelstoke division. Thus,  one by one do the chances of Mr. Vernon's  return to oflice fade away. What is Mr.  Vernon's loss is the country's gain.    .  Jt is said that Mr. Vernon takes his defeat much to heart. In that case, he had  better not think of getting back to office  through North Kootenay, for he would  surely be defeated, and a second defeat  might break his heart.  Th _ government organ at Nelson is much  exercised over the leadership of the opposi-  tion in the next house. There is one thing  the organ will not be exercised over, that  is, the leadership of the government party  in South Kootenay. That party has  dwindled down to the small end of nothing, The Miner and its editor.  A Curious Matrimonial Advertisement.  A middle-aged gentleman, barely turned  sixty and as yet unmarried, is desirous  of altering his condition. He has a good  estate, sound constitution, an easy temper, and, having worn out the follies  of youth, will be determined by reason in  the choice of the lady he intends to make  happy. She must be upward of fifteen  find under twenty-five. Her size must be  moderate, her shape natural, her person  clean, anil her countenance pleasing. She  must be lively in her humor, but not  smart in her conversation; sensible, but  utterly unaffected with wit; her temper  without extremes, neither too hasty, and  never sullen. Then she must invariably  observeall fortnsof good breedingin public  places and mixed conipany, but may lay  'them all aside among her acquaintances.  She must havei no affectation but that of  hiding her.perfection, wliich her own sex  will forgive and the other more quickly  discover. She shall be restrained in nothing���the gentleman having observed that  restraint only makes good women bad,  and bad women worse. In some things,  perhaps, she-may be stinted, which is the  only method he will take /to signify his  dislike to any of her conduct. Any lady  whose friends are of opinion (her own  opinion will not do) that.she is qualified  as above, aud has a mind to dispose of  herself,may hear of a purchaser by leaving with the printer hereof a letter  directed to C. D.  Opium Factories Closed.  Victoria Colonist, 15th: '"The .passage'  yesterday of the now aniended American  tariff bill had its immediate effect in this  city of closing down all the large opium  factories which for years have done business here, employing between fifty and  sixty men and contributing in the neighborhood of $200,000 annually to the revenue. The proposition in the United  States congress to lower the duty on  opium to $0 per pound had put all the  firms on their guard, and the closing of  the factories was not altogether unanticipated. Opium smuggling from this city  to the republic over the straits is now at  an end, and Chinese exportation is also  practically extinct as a branch of business  in which a few months ago -many a dollar  was to be nimbly turned. The-raw opium  carried in stock by the Victoria factories  is said to have all been held in bond  awaiting the turn of affairs at Washington.-' It will now be sent back to Hongkong, and the factories of this city will  become things of the past, only to remain  as memories of what were once features  of a very profitable industry, as well as  'sights' which no curious visitor to British Columbia's capital could afford to  miss."  W. F. TEETZEL  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, ��B.C.  AND  :���    DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A large and complete stock of  FISHING TACKLE.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  J.  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings.  Prices to Suit the Times.  e    A��  (Notary  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Heal Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  UKPHKSENTING  The Con federation Life Association. The Phoenix Fire  Insurance Coinnany. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED AND REPORTED UPON.  Several good lots in government tow-twites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and ollices to rent at Xelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS  IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  if  A"  Apply ut once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  Hunter & McKinnon,  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited.  !>  _ : .5  * 2.  * 1  _i ��  _���  hi  _  HI  .  W  t.  _  o  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.6:  Connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays with Nelson  & FortS heppard Railway for Kaslo and lake points.  Leaves Nelson��� Leaves Kaslo for Nelson-  Tuesdays at 8 p. in. Wednesdays at 2:30 a. m.  Wednesdays at ,.10 j). in.      Saturdays at2:30 a. in.  Fridays at A p. in.  Saturdays at 5:40 p. in.  Bonner's Ferry Route----Steamer Nelson.    .  Connecting with Great Northern railway for all points  east and west.  Leaves Nelson for Ronner's Ferry, via Kaslo on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 5:40 p. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry direct on Mondays and  Thursdays at b' a. ni.  Loaves Bonner's Ferry for Kaslo via Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 a. m.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting with the Canadian I'acilic Railway (main  lino) for all points east and west.  Leaves Kevelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at A 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 and Saturdays at I a. in.  Leaves Northport Wednesdays ami Saturdays at I p. in.  The company reserves the right lo change this schedule  at any time without, notice.  For full information, as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's otlice, Nelson, B. C.  T. ALLAN, Secretary.      J. XV. TROUP. Manager.'  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Slieppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A.M.....  ..NKLSON Arrive 5:40 P.M.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE isSupplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUPPLIED WITH 'THE BEST BRANDS OF ALL  .KINDS OF."WINKS, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  the above hotel one of the best in lhe city botli  for transient guests and day hoarders.  FINEST WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  he Tremont  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, ancl  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  MALONE    &   TREGILLUS.    Props.  tanley House  BAR.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets, Nelson. Wc are now  running the .tanley house bar, and will Jie glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON & CKADD0CK.  WILLIAM PERDUE  On Wednesdays and Saturdays trains will run through  to Spokane, arriving thereat ..:_'��� P.M. same day. l;o-  lurning will leave Spokane at 7 A. M. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:10 P. M.. making  close connections witli steamer Nelson for all Kootenay  lake points. . :\  Passengers for Kettle Ilivor and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH, DOORS, AND WINDOW FRAMES  MADE TO ORDER.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TURNING, SURFACING, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the Kootenay Lake country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBERYARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.'  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  New  Denver and   Silverton.  Keep on hand al both places everything required by  tho prospector, minor, and mine owner.   elson  Livery Stable  Pas Hengers and baggage iriinsferred to and frorti the  railway depot ami steamboat landing.   Freight  hauled and job learning dono.   Stovo        ,  wood for Hiilo.  BAST 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.  MEAT MARKETS. '  WILSON  & BURNS  (Successors to Mums, Mclnnes _ Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in slock and dressed  meats. Arc prepared to furnish iu any quantity  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham, ut the  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  John M. Keekkk. James K Shale.  KEEFER & SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  LEAVE   OKDKHS   AT  J. P. Hume   <fe   Oo.'a,  Vernon  Street,   Nelson  GOLD  AND   SILVER  EXTRACTION,  The Cassel Gold Extracting Co., Ltd., of Glasgow.  fl'liii MiicArllitir-KiiiTiMt Itymilili! I'mriwO  Is prepared to negotiate with mine owners and others  r Hie extraction of the above metals from the most ro  tor  fractory ores, and to treat and report on samples tip to  i ton in weight sent to its experimental works, .mi  otic  couvor,  WILLIAM WILSON...   PHOP JUKTOIl  ..    _.���...     .        P  All communications to bo addressed to  W. I'KLLKW-HAKVEY, F.C.S.,  Assay and Mining OIIIcch, Vancouver, II. C.  All kinds of assay mining and aiiiilytical work undertaken  Nelson Electric Light Company,  Limited.  The works of the company will be in operation on or  about the 20th instant, and all parties de.-iring lights  should make application to the undersigned.  GEORGE A. MGE LOW, Secretary.  Nelson, B.C., August 10th, 1.11.  APPLICATION FOR TIMBER LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date we  intend applying to the honorable the chief commissioner  of lands and works for a special license to cut and carry  away timber from the following tract of land in West  ICootenay:  Commencing at a post marked Southeast corner post  of Nelson Sawmill Company's application for timber license, being the southwest corner post,of Lot 2S2, Group  1; thence west GO chains, more or less, ttf southwest corner  post; tlience north 1��0 chains, more or less, to northwest  corner post; thence east (M) chains, more or lc.--s, to northeast comer post on western boundary of Lot '228, Group 1;  thence south ISO chains, more or less, on western boundary of Lots '22$ and 28-_>, Group 1, to place of ���commencement, containing MO acres, more or less.  For NKLSON SAWMILL CO., LTD.,  XV'. N. Koi.ee, Manager.  Nelson. 11. C. 19th July, 1801.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT.  "itl.ACIC ItKAIt" MINEKAI. CLAIM, SITUATED WEST OK AND  ADJOIN IN C THE " LE KOt" .MINKKAL CLAIM, IN TIIK  TKAILCItKEK MININO CAM!', WKST KOOTENAV, ItHITISII  COLUMBIA.  Take notice that we, the Le ltoi Mining & Smelting  Company (free minors'certilieale number __(!!>), intend  sixty days from Lhe date hereof to apply to the gold commissioner for a certilicate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grunt of the above claim, and,  further, lake notice that adverse claims must be sent to  the mining recorder and action commenced before the  issuance of such certilieale of improvements.  TIIK LK KOI MINING & SMKLTING COMPANY,  Gkokok M. Kostku, President.  Dated the 'iHli day of June. 18IH  WARNING NOTICE.  To whom it may concern; Notice is hereby given that  I, John Henry. Jr., having lawfully and regularly located  the Komolo mineral claim, situate iu Hot Springs camp,  occupying ground formerly known as Karly Bird mineral  claim. Ihe said Karly Bird having lawfully expired on  May I8lh, 1801, and the ground relocated by me, as the  Romolo minora! claim, on May lllh, 181)1.  Being tho lawful owner of said ground, known as the  Karly Bird claini. all persons are notilied that they purchase or lease the same from anyone but the undersigned  at their own risk. JOHN  IIKNKY, Ju.,  Miner's Certilicate No. ;>1,(_I.  Ainsworth, B. C, July 23rd, 181)1.   SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING.  The general annual meeting of the shareholders of the  Nelson Klectric Light Company, Limited, will be held at  the company's olllce in Nelson, British Columbia, on  Monday, September 3rd, 181)1, at 3 o'clock p. in.  GKOKGK A. IIIGKLOW, Secretary.  Nelson, B. C., August 1st, 18!M.    Application for Liquor License.  The undersigned hereby give notice that they intend  applying for a license to sell lhiuor at retail at their hotel  at, the town of Thompson, in Trail Creek division of West  ICootenay district, British Columbia.  THOMAS STACK,  c. McDonald.  Daled, Thompson, B.C., July _ith, 181)1.  Application for Liquor License.  The undersigned hereby gives notice Unit he Intends  to apply for a license to sell lii|iior at retail at his hotel at  the town of Thompson. In Trail Creek division of West  Kootenay district, British Columbia,  JOHN Y. COLK,  Thompson, B.C., August 2nd, 18!H,  m>  ���U-i  'TT  nr.  n ���    1      ���  1_T!  'l_  ..*.  ���I  t-  "l��  _* 'I" I  ���- ��   1 ��� ��� .1  ,'. /.:  .i .j,-.  _-f '.. THE TEIBOTE:   NELSO^ B. C, SATUEBiY, AUGUST 2o, 1894.  a_ac_____h__tf__t________��gn_  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,   "-  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD  A. SMITH,......,.  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,....  E. S. CLOUSTON....   ..........President  ....Vice-President  .General Manager  nblsoi.   Bi___:rsrc:__  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       IIKANCI1ES IN       LONDON  (Enslancl),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  OKANT COM.MKUCIAL AND TKAVELLKItS' CKKOITS,-  " available in any part of the world.   ,  ���������   IIKAK.S ISSUED; COL.'KCTIONS made; etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OK INTEREST (at present) 3J Per Cent.  GREAT  SNAKES.  In  Java They, Grow 100  Feet  Long, but the  Longest Killed was Only 94.  'For. the last 1.00 years there have been  traditions of huge'.snakes in the interior  o.  Java 100 feet long and as big round as  a hogshead, and our native hunters report  these from time 'to'.time.   Fifty years ago  a man named. Tait, a Scotsman, started  "with a party-of natives to hunt up the  pythons.   He never  returned, and   was  supposed to have been killed by some wild  animal.   He must have been a giant, as I  have -seen on. oil his guns, weighing thirty  pounds, and carrying two-ounce balls.  About a year ago a captain in the English army named Coles landed here, accompanied by a party of Sikh soldiers.  He was soon joined by lieutenant Ayres  of the British navy, and it was announced  that they were after the big snakes. Captain Coles was a remarkable shot, and at  400 yards would knock over a parrot every  time. Their course was up the Do wan, .a.  stream running clear for (ifty miles and  then spreading over a swamp for one hundred miles, almost to the south coast, and  alive witli ���"man-eating crocodiles. They  hail with them several donkeys, and one  night,'eiicaniped on the river bank, one of  these animals gave a tremendous squeal,  and the Englishmen, looking out, saw a  huge gray mass sliding over the ground  aiid .gave the alarm. Two crocodile had  come ashore and seized a'donkey. Both  were shot; they were h ideoiis reptiles,  thirty feet long, with jaws capable of cutting 'a man in two. Next, morning they  .went to work ancl killed thirteen, one  tliirtv-six feet long.  In a few days they reached the heart of  this submerged region. Snakes thirty-live  feet, long were shot, but the giants kept  out of sight. On laud the brush was very  thick, anil wild hogs and deer make well-  defined paths from one watercourse to  the other, and along these the pythons  watch for game.  One morning a native hunter came iu  and reported a big snake near. Two hundred yards away the Englishmen saw  swinging between the trees a serpent  almost as big in the middle as a barrel.  Its-backbone was broken by a shot, and  after inuch trouble it was taken in and  skinned. It was forty-one feet long. Such  a snake would crush a man in five seconds.  They had now reached the end.of their  journey; the river ended in a mass of  vegetation so dense as to make further  progress impossible, so a camp was made  ou the river bank and next day the guides  ��� brought in the head and a few feet of the  trunk of a'serpent that had evidently  been eaten by crocodiles. The head was  nearly three feet long and indicated an  enormou. length. It weighed sixty pounds  aud was a hideous'object. It had no doubt  been 'caught in the water and bitten to  death.       ���   '.  Early one morning an alarm wa.s given  by one of the Sikh soldiers, He pointed  to something glistening in the water half  a mile away. Through the glass it was  seen to by a snake swimming. The raft  was at once manned by the two Englishmen and their gun bearers. Seen above  the water the reptile's head was as large  as a barrel and shone like bright copper.  It was evidently making for a Hat, sandy  place near shore, ami the hunters waited.  Part of the body was now exposed, and  the men were amazed. It was at least  three feet thick, and as the long coils  glided over the sand it seemed to get  bigger.  "Now, men, break its back."  Four shots were fired and three went  through the body of the snake. A hiss  like a steam escape and the head arose  twenty feet in the air, while the tail beat  the water like a Hail. Suddenly it turned,  and the'next moment it tremendous blow  smashed the raft. All got into the water  and made for the shore but one Sikh, lie  stopped to secure his ride, and again the  tail descended and he wa.s struck fairly,  his back and ribs beingsinashed into fragments. He never made a sound. Another  shot back of the head and the monster  dropped. It took six hours to get the  body on land, and its length was ninety-  four-feet. The skin was treated with  palm ashes by the natives, tin excellent  preservative. There is no record of such  a snake ever being killed before.  Fever now attacked the party, and it  took them three weeks to get home. They  had been out three months.  Beer is no Cheaper.  Sir William llarcourt, chancellor of the  exchequer, in presenting this year's budget  to parliament, called attention to a fact  ���which is perhaps of more interest in the  United States than in England. It is this:  That while in the last ten years there has  been a falling off of from .'30 to 10 nor ccni.  in the cost of the ingredients used in beer  making, there has been no corresponding  decrease iu the retail price of beer.   Eng  lish brewers get'hops-and barley cheaper  than they used to. Recent appliances for  refrigerating have largely reduced the  cost of that element of ale and beer making. Cooperage expenses are less than  they were, and there has been, in fact* a  cheapening of all the .processes;, but'the  price of beer is as before. Sir William  Hat'court also called attention to the fact  that while, in 1881, the collective revenue  of British brewers, subject to the income  tax, had increased one-half, representing,  in part,, the increased profits- of the  brewers.  What is true of England is true also of  the United States. All articles entering  into the composition of American beer  have come clown in ''price, but beer' itself  continues at the same rate as before, and  the diminution of cost instead of benefitting the consumer goes exclusively to the  ���brewer o'r the retailer, but.ofteuer is divided between the two. The number of  ' barrels of beer drunk in the eity of New  York in a year is .,000,000. Chicago comes  next with 2,800,000. Then Milwaukee with  2,500,000 (an abnormal total for a city not  iii the lirst rank); St. Loins, with 2,000,000;  Brooklyn, with l.,SOO,000;. Philadelphia,  with 1,800,000, and Cincinnati, once the  paradise of beer drinkers, with only 1;.00,-  000. against 1,200,000 in Newark. TJie population of Cincinnati i.s 330,000, while that  of Newark is little more than 200.000. Beer  is now the almost' universal j American  drink, and of late it has found a. great  popularity iii the south, New Orleans consuming 300,000 barrels last year and Louisville 300,000. ____L_____    ':..  Coking- Coal.  The production'of. coke from.dry-coals,  and lignites is now accomplished by means  of a process" which, according to the description, is both simple and effective.   It  is demonstrated that during the ordinary  process of coking coal which produces a  hard, strong, and cellular coke, the coal  becomes semi-fused and soft, or eakes, in  the early stages of the operation when  gases are being evolved freely, it being  this evolution of gas,in the soft mass that  gives the proper cellular structure to the  coke; on the other hand, when a dry coal  or lignite is heated, as in the ordinary  method of coking, there is no softening of  the mass of coal during the evolution of  tiie gases, and  no  true coke is formed.  The inventor of this new method holds  that-the" failure in making coke from non-  coking coals -hitherto is attributable to  the premature evolution of gases during  .the heating, there being consequently no  '���opportunity for the coal to cake; he claims  to have also discovered that by retarding  the evolution of gas when the coal is first  heated changes take place in tiie constitution of the coal  wliich allow it to cake,  and a,good quality of coke can be produced from a coal which would, otherwise;  yield   no  coke.     The   new  plan 'effects'  changes-in-non-coking coals, by heating  them  at a low temperature under pressure, thus giving them the property of  coking, and then coking them by the ordinary process.  WHICH   IS   THE  MORE   SCIENTIFIC?  Hoisted by Her Own Petard.  When the Yale athletes were in New  York, prior to their departure for England  to contest with the athletes of Oxford, a  well-known.Brooklyn society woman gave  them a dinner. It is, part.of the.creed of  these young men never to express surprise  at any joke at their expense. This their  hostess knew. She was determined to  compel a "departure from this law and  conceived her plan with that object in  view. The women of the party had been  notified, and were bound over to silence  until some comment should be made by  the broad-clothed guests. At an exquisitely appointed table the party sat clown.  Tiie butlers first served coffee,.liqueurs,  ancl candies. Next came ice's. /Then  salads. Talk flowed on brilliantly and  easily. Evidently there wjis ho stupidity  on tiie partof the servants in serving thus  contrary to established etiquette, for the  hostess remained unconcerned. So clid-  the Yale men. The reversed dinner went  through its courses without hitch or jar,  until after the soup and just before the  clams were served.' Then the Yale men  asked to be, excused. Their hostess  acquiesce! with a broad touch of wonder on  her face.' In ten minutes' the team . filed  back into the dining-room, each with his  "swallow-tail" on "hind part before."  They had done honor to the reversed dinner. The surface of unconcern was broken  down. The hostess was hoisted by own  petard, but the table rang with applause.  Cleveland in Effigy.  Residents of Carson, Nevada, who evidently have little respect for the occupant of the presidential chair, stuffed an  effigy ancl suspended it from a tree in the  capitol grounds. It bore the following  legends on various 'portions of tho.figure:  "The king is dead! Long live the king!  God save the queen!"  "Buzzard's Bay."    , -  A minittire dagger, with blood trickling  clown the blade, was sticking in the region  of the heart. On the dagger was the inscription: "Carnot's End," and ou the  other side was "Cleveland's Deserts."  Pinned to tho figure wa.s a representation of a crown with' the words "No  Crown of Thorns for the King."  On the rear of the effigy was the inscription:   "Drunk Again." .  "Coat made in England, deah boy, clou t  yer know!" .  On tliat part of the anatomy that occupies the chair were these words:  "Seat of Learning."  The Fight Will not be Fought.  Peter Jackson and Jim Corbettcnine together in Sew York the other day, and  now it is settled that Jackson will not  fight south of Mason and Dixon's line, and  Corbett will not fight in England. So that  these two pugilists are not likely to settle  wliich i.s the better man in the only way  that it can be settled satisfactorily to the  public. Jackson has gone to England, and  Corbett will resume liis theatrical career,  which seems to suit him.  Fine Points of Base Ball and Cricket Set. Forth  ."..<���'.. for Comparison.  Americans and Canadians who play the  great game of baseball will naturally say  that their pet sport is more scientific than  cricket, and they can give come excellent  arguments,   too.    The   old; practice   of  throwing rainbow outeurses and sharp  inshoots has been greatly improved upon  by the addition of several new wrinkles.  Of course 'the "drop ball" is a most puzzling thing, but when a pitcher uses a  swift high  "jum])":.ball  delivered overhand -with.-great'" speed-so as to cut the  plate, one may readily see that base ball  pitching is considerably more than a trick.  To throw a ball that looks like a straight,  one, but which shoots upward just before  it reaches the bat is certainly a science,  ancl requires more skill than isat thecom-  immd of a cricket bowler.  A good pitcher  i.s not without a .scientific   "change of  pace."   This means the delivering of balls  with various kinds of speed.   There's a  fast delivery with a' slow ball, a slow delivery with a fast ball, and a combination  of curves with each.- Then   there's the  placing of balIs for certain batsmen, requiring a knowledge of the weak points  of every hitter in the National League. ���  Men who can kill high balls-must necessarily be prevented from doing so by the  pitching of low balls, or vice versa.   A  quick inshoot close to the neck is another  scientific bit of work, which nearly all  clever pitchers are masters of.   In addition to all these points is "control "which  means that a ball can be placed so that it  is Inlrdito hit, whether the batsman stands  away from or near the plate.   ;  Tiie system of signals used by batteries  is also something far beyond cricketers in  point of scientific'.play. This includes  "tips," when to throw to any of the bases,  how to "work" batsmen, and where to  pitch a ball so that the catcher can make  a good throw to a base that may be occupied. Outside of battery work there is  science in batting, fielding, and base running that also outclasses anything of the  kind known to cricketers. The clays when  batsmen, struck wildly at any;; and every  ball that came near the plate have gone  by. The Bostons, who are in the lead for  the championship of the National League  in the United States, have inaugurated a  new. system- called "team work .at the  ; bat," which is very scientific and is being  extensively, copied by all the big teams.  The'scheme-is to hit the ball while men on  bases are running; also to push it through  the infield after fielders have been drawn  away from their usual places by clever  bluff's by the base runners. The batsmen  'of the present day, that is the scientific  ones, can come near hitting pitched balls  in any direction. This is accomplished  by stand ing'" in" certain positions in' the  bktter's box and m.eeting the ball, the bat  being,grasped well up near the middle.'  Bunting is also a science, as is sacrificing.  There is more science in base running  than one would suppose, while there is  nothing like this branch of the game in  cricket. ..The start and the slide are the  two principal features, and, unless a man  is proficient in both, he is not a successful  stealer. With men on first and third  base's, there'are greater opportunities of  scientific plays' than were known to base  ball men five years ago.v  ". "Fielding-is not haphazard. There is a  degree of brain work attached to it that  would surprise the uninitiated. Outfielders have so studied the opposing batsmen  that they know where to lie for them,  while infielders have various positions to  .cover.with certain men at bat. There is  science in the knowledge of what to do  with the ball when men are on bases, and  how to field it to certain points. In other  words, base ball bristles with science, is  faster than cricket, and has many points  to be developed even yet.  -   CRieivKT'S  I .-X_ POINTS.  The votaries of all outdoor pastimes  never hesitate to lay claim to their own  particular sport being the most scientific,  and whether it be cricket or base ball, lacrosse or tennis, each has its own supporters', who bring forward arguments which,  in their own opinion, prove conclusively  the.correctness of their assertions.  Between base ball and cricket the difference, from a cricketer's standpoint, is  exceedingly great, and the very comparison seems absurd. In fact, when the question was put a short time ago to a prominent cricketer of today, who formerly  shone as a leading light on the diamond,  he replied: "From a scientific point of  view, base ball is to cricket what bagatelle is to billiards."  The practice a batsman obtains tit  cricket teaches him the exact timing and  placing of every ball, and every biill  bowled should be treated in a manner in  accordance with its pitch, curve, and  break,' and the numerous ways in which  it can be hit, every one of which is at the  desire of the batsman, ������compare very  favorably with the "blind sweep" of the  base ball man, or the "bunt," which might  be compared with the block in cricket.  The cricketer not alone hits in front of  him, but Jill around, getting the ball away  behind his legs or to the off with a back  cut, cutting horizontally the long hop or  pulling round the short pitched ball on  the leg or on side, lie can drive to the on  off, playback to the "shooter," or reach  forward'and "smother" the "break" or  "twister."  Of course, the greatest difference in  cricket and base ball in reducing them to  practice is in batting, but nine out of ten  base ball men will claini that pitching has  been brought to a greater state of perfection than bowling. The contrary, however, i.s the case. In pitching, we have  the in-curve find the out-curve, the drop,  and one or two other vagaries to deceive  the batter; but the ball comes through  tiie air, and its course is much easier to  follow than if it.struck the ground before  reaching the home plate. That is what  happens in cricket, and we have added to  the curves the break and spin of the ball,  which alters its direction immediately it  strikes the ground. Some bowlers .succeed in curling the ball in the air in oue  direction, which is changed the moment  it pitches. The "deadly shooter" never  rises  after   striking  the  ground,   while  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  Mining* Men to acquire ground on  which to build 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.  again the ball may get up from the pitch  so rapidly that the batsman is sometimes  caught before he is ready to properly play  it, arid a catch in the slips is the result.^  Even in cricket fielding science plays its'  part, for as each ball, properly hit, follows the course laid clown for it, the bowler can send in a ball and place his fielder  where he knows it will be hit, and often a  catch is the result. When the ball is on  the leg side all the fielders there are ready  for it, and a quick man will often anticipate its direction ancl be in a position to  cover it's flight before it is hit. The little  practice the cricketer obtains in this country prevents us from seeing the best exhibitions of the game, and the skill displayed by the country teams of England,  in which the accuracy of the professional  bowling is seen, is unknown here.  What Money Can't Buy.  (Jeorge Gould's attempt to tack into the  land-locked pool of English society is  pathetic, says the Sew York Commercial-Advertiser. Even if he trails the  Vigilant astern of the prince of Wales'  cutter in every race; even if he "lends"  that adroit Gorman a half million dollars,  as baron Hirsch did, he will be no nearer  the goal. It was undoubtedly W. YV.  Astor's fierce .attempt fo break into the  charmed circle that led Mr. Gould to perpetrate a similar bit of snobbishness.  Astor bought a newspaper, the Pall Mall  Gazette, turned it iuto ft howling Tory  sheet of anti-American tendencies, hired  a lord and a lick-spittle to edit it for him ;  then lie waited. As far as society is concerned he i.s still waiting. His newspaper  costs him $20(>,(><)0a year. If would have  been just as cheap to have started a racing stable, and much more advantageous.  When Mr. Astor toryi/.ed the Pall Mall  Gazette it had a circulation of 2000.  Editor Gust has pushed the circulation up to about 20,000, but the paper  is not a favorite. With all its sneers of  Vaiikeeland the Britisher does not love  it. Mr. Astor is not in society any more  than Mrs. Nobody is orany of the names  Llie London correspondents cable; over.  There is an outer circle into which any  man with a decent coat aud tact and any  woman with handsome shoulders and  plenty of money can enter. Iu the inner  circle'the great Tory families and the old  Whig lords dwell apart. They would as  soon think of admitting Mr. Astor as his  butler. A.s for George Gould what the  mischief would lie do in this gallery? Vet  Mr. Astor and Mr. Gould are both head  and shoulders, inability and moral worth,  above a large majority of the great Tory  and Whig lords and lordlings.  AND ALL KINDS  HOISTING AND POWE  PLANTS FOR MINES.  CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.  The Jenckes Machine Company  SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC.  AIR COMPRESSORS  OK  TIIK   .MOST   KKKICIKNT  AND   _<:<). O.M ICAI,  TYIM .  "SLUGGER" AND "GIANT"  AIR   DRILLS   FOR   MINES.  SKND   KOI J  I 'ATA 1.0(11 K.  The Canadian   Rand   Drill  Company,  SHERBROOKZE,   QUEBEC.  Hritish (.'<iliiintiiii A.eney:   It't! Conliivu Street, Viiim-oimi .. Ku-leni Afji'iiej :   II! Vielnrin Siiunrtr, Mniiliciil,  The Pulsometer Steam Pump  The Handiest, Simplest, ancl  Most   Efficient Steam Pump  FOR   MINING   PURPOSES.  Pulsometer Steam Pump Company, New York, U. S.  ���J A __ _'_!___   I  ��� ��� 1 ��� .. ,,.������ <  ".-��� "������ "���-   ���  '.   .���.  ���-������.' ��� -ii ���*       .���"�������'_��.���. "������ ���   ��� ������ ��� ���. ��������� " .'���   /  *��� *   ��� ������      li-   ��� ���   .   ���     ��� ,������ ��� ��� >    1    "     ' .���'!.���    .      ���.    ���    ������, ��� \ ,    ... ������  ..    . . ,    ;���,.������-..  -!.-.   .���'..._���_���.���. v ��v ^ .,�����-���'-'���'*��������� ������"������  ������������   .-������.-*���- ,'  *..-������'���='. .���.'��� .v. ;.'"'���* ��� *..-. 'A1 iV-.'-_.-7 ft" . *   *"' ���      ': '���' ��� ���' .���������**.   - ������"      '������ .* -.*��� '-'���������'������ ��� "������ "  '     ���,- ���.  ���' ��� ���'������  #���_ :V,i.  ,\'.--V~  1   v, .-  I.. "    !���  ���I r-      1-      1 ���  -.1.1   -': -  *���,-���  -  .r   . - ���,"���_ .���-,- -ii THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST.25, 1894.  VERNON STREET,  NELSON,  eir entire stock  pies,  ware  5  Crockery,  assware  ORB SHIPMENTS PROM SOUTH KOOTENAY.  ,    KOlt  WKKIC  K.VDINO  AUGUST 23|{I).  August ISth.���I'O Ttoi mine, Trail Creek district,  via Northport to Tiiuoina, Washington  10  August lilth.���.Tosie mine, Trail Creek district, via  Kevelstoke to Everett. Washington  1IU  May mine. Trail Creek district, via Kevelstoke  to Kverett, Washington ���   21  August 2-2ii(l.--Le ltoi mine. Trail Creek district,  via Northport to Taeoma, -Washington  10  Silver King mine. Nelson district, via Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway to Denver, Colorado��� 10  August 2,'td.���Josie mine. Trail Creek district, via  Kevelstoke to Kverett, Washington ,.   20  tons  Total ��� ��� 1 oil tons  ALM'KO.VIMATE VAI.UI .  Trail Creek district ore (gold and copper)  Nelson district ore (silver and copper)...  Total     85,800  .......   -1,000  ....... 39,800  LOCAL   NEWS   AND  GOSSIP.  Silver,���M:i cents; lead, $3.15.  Hereafter, tiie subscription price of The  Ticiuunk will he ��2 a year, payable, as heretofore, in ad-  vnce.   No .subscription taken for less than a year.  Gold commissioner Goepel returned on  Thursday from a trip through Trail Creek distriet and  the Salmon river section of Nelson district, and left this  morning for Slocan district, lie encountered forest tires  everywhere, and at times had great dilliculty in traveling.  George W. Hughes came in from Spokane on Thursday and went north to Slocan today, where  lie says he will stay for a time. He reports n hotter, feeling prevailing in business circles in Spokane, and the impression is that silver will keep advancing in price. Sir.  hughes is of opinion that a good percentage of the Slocan  ore will find its way down tho wagon road to Kaslo this  winter.  Smoke from  forest fires is so dense at  Nelson that the blull's across the outlet cannot bo seen.  Steamboat men say there has not been  a ripple on Kootenay lake for weeks, all because the  smoke is so dense that the wind cannot cut its way  through.  The Revelstoke Mail was a little premature in making the announcement that deeds to lots in  the town of Kevelstoke could be registered at tho land  registry oflice at Victoria. They can lie recorded, noL  registered.  The Nakusp Ledge has commenced using  the plate 'matter that appeared in the Kaslo Claim, and  the publication of its last issue will ho announced on the  arrival of a.small consignment of blue ink. The Ledge  will be no more missed than was The Claim.  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company has decided to run the steamer Litton  but once a week hereafter between Kobson and North-  port. The trip will be made on Saturday. It is also  likely that a change will be made in the time-table now  in ett'ect on Kootenay lake ancl river, owing to a proposed  change in running trains on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  railway.  JM.thodi.sfc church: ��� In the forenoon on  Sunday, "Faith;" in tho evening, "Kausonied at a  Heavy Cost."  Bom at Kaslo, on tiie 21st instant, to  the wife of George J. Atkins of Duluth. Minnesota, a  sou. If that boy lives he will be pr.oud of the land of his  birth.  The steamer Ainsworth has been chartered by the Union Sabbath School for a picnic to Six-  mile point (north shore) on Friday, the IUst instant. Kx-  cursion leaves city wharf at 2 p. in.; returning at 7:.'I0.  Tickets 50 cents.  Richard . loseley died at the hospital at  Nelson on Wednesday, where he was admitted the day  hefore. He was aged about ;">0 years, and had been in the  province since 1880. He was a blacksmith by trade, and  before being taken down ill was employed as u helper at  one of the mines in Slocan district. Pneumonia was the  primary cause of his death. He is reported as having a  daughter living in San Francisco.  Ralph L.Watson, one of the discoverers  of the .Fourth mine, in Ainsworth district, and who sold  that prospect to a Duluth wheat speculator, left Nelson  this week for Nova Scotia, where he will spend the  winter.  Albert McCleary is building a boat at  Heaver, in Kast Kootenay, wilh which lo transport an  outfit to Oold river, a stream that, empties into the Columbia about twenty miles north of Heaver. He has found  fairly good placer ground in that lucidity.  1'cliche.. per box, ��1.2;">; plums, pur box, .1.15. At C.  Kiuilfimin's.  Do not buy fruit for preserving until our stock arrives.  International Commission Company.  FEMININE   LITIGANTS.  A Lawyer That Would Rather be Dead Than  Have a Woman for a Client.  San Francisco Argonaut, 20th: Judge  Coffey is the probate judge of San Francisco, or rather he presides over that  division of the superior court which exercises probate jurisdiction, Judge Coffey  has, therefore, had much experience with  feminine litigants, Many widows have  wept over their abstract husbands and  their abstract husband's concrete pelf in  judge Coffey's court. Many daughters  have figured there, in legal contention  over the shekels of dead and gone fathers.  Squads of contending widows, when the  deceased gentleman wa.s of polygamic  tastes, have waved their marriage lines  before judge Coffey. Troops of job-lot  children, when some wealthy and defunct  bachelor had philaprogonitive instincts,  have marched iu procession before judge  Coffey like little Japhets iu search of a  papa.  From this it follows that judge; Coffey's  knowledge of woman before the law, like  Sain YVeller's knowledge of London, is extensive and peculiar. Wc fear that it has  ���slightly jaundiced the judge's views. In  a recent interview, he is reported as saying that lie would rather be dead than  have a woman for a, client. If the word  "client" were stricken out of the judge's  dictum, and the word "wife"substituted,  there might be some possible palliation  for his remark. But isitthereas itstauds?  The judge admits that many women are  good, and unselfish, ancl intelligent, aud  he knows that many men regard women  as angels, but he insists that in courts of  law women are "unreliable,. suspicious,  unreasonable, ancl ungrateful." And what  is worse, he gives reasons for the faith  that is in him.  Are women unreliable? The judge says  that "if they think a thing ought to be  true, they will declare it to be true so  oftentha't they will end by believing it."  No one who has seen a woman in the witness box will deny that there is some  ground for the charge. When a-woman  is summoned into court, she generally has  made up her mind how the case should  go, and all her evidence will be shaped, to  conduce to that end. In ordinary life,  she may be truthful and honest; but as a  witness, she will, as a rule, suppress facts  and distort her statements:so as to give  them a color to suit her hopes.  That women are suspicious is merely  another way of saying that they are  women. They have been under subjection for generations, and all subject races  are.prone to suspicion, says judge Coffey.  Even in our day, when a woman is as good  as a man, and si little better, too, men are  constantly setting traps, to ensnare confiding maidens and buxom matrons, and  it behooves them to see that there is not  a snap-catch to the bouquet of flowers or  the box of bonbons. Bred in such habits  they carry their suspicious nature into  court. They suspect everyone, from the  judge on the bench to their own counsel.  They see a trap in the simplest question.  Tliey detect trickery in the plainest form  >f pleading. They do not understand the  motive of this quesfcion'or that objection,  and they -fancy there is something concealed which bodes them no good. When  a lawyer has spent a day in court pleading a case for a female client, he has to  devote an hour or two in his office,to explaining why he did this and did not do  that. A male client would trust that he  had done what was right and proper.  It is almost impossible to make a woman  see that cases in court must be conducted  according to the rules of law. For good  and substantial reasons, the law of evidence forbids a lawyer from putting certain questions to a witness; when these  questions would have elicited' answers  favorable to the woman's side, she cannot  be made to understand why they were  not put. She suspects the judge of being  prejudiced against her, and suspects her  own counsel of weakness in not sitting  down on the judge. She does not see why  the code and the statutes should stand in  the way of her getting justice. She is  capable of believing that they were  framed especially for the purpose of  wronging her sex.  But it is in dealing with her own lawyer  that the daughter of Eve comes out in her  most vivid colors. When a, woman has a  lawsuit, she, as a rule, mentally selects a  lawyer to conduct her case. If, on applying to him, she finds, as she often does,  tluit he is not hankering after female  clients, ancl he observes that he is so overwhelmed with work that he is taking no  new cases, she becomes more convinced  than ever that lie is the only lawyer to  whom she can confide her interests, ancl  she. half suspects that his reluctance to  act for her is part of a conspiracy against  her rights. She insists, implores, beseeches, entreats, with tears and sobs,  aud, in the end. the lawyer yields and  takes the case. From that hour his peace  of mind is at an end. She is at his office  daily and hourly. She insists on confiding  to him matters which have no bearing on  the case. She puts hypothetical questions  tO'hiin which drive linn out of ids wits.  She overwhelms him with suggestions  and objections to the course he proposes  to pursue. She interferes with him in  court, and almost takes the case out of  his hands. At hist the case is tried, and  is either won or lost. If it is won, she believes it is won on its intrinsic, merits, in  spite of his blundering. If it is lost, it is  lost through his mismanagement. Whichever happens, she is in no mind to pay  him his fee. It is only by threatening her  with legal proceedings that lie can collect  his costs and honorarium.  This is judge Coffey's view of women in  a court of law; it i.s a view which lawyers  iu general practice will indorse.  It is needless to state, after laying these  heterodox views before the world, that  judge Coffey is unmarried. If that able  jurist should ever take unto himself a  wife, the legal opinion of which we have  just given a syllabus will be reviewed,  and we greatly fear that the result will  read: "Judgment reversed and cause remanded.    Mrs. Coffey, C. J."  Decline In Good Manners.  An   interesting    discussion   lias   been  started   in   a   popular   English   weekly  about the decline in good manners among  Englishmen.   It appears to be pretty well  established that cads are increasing at an  awful rate, ancl that something has  brought out within a few years the inherent brutality of the Englishman. He  is losing the courtly manners of his fathers. As a rule he stares women out of  countenance,, lets them stand while he  ogles them through his monocle. In the  tennis-field he is inclined to slap a girl on  the back and call her a good fellow, because she does not object to his blowing  his cigarette smoke in her face. Wives  are not waited on as they once were; they  are left to defend themselves, and daughters look in vain, for the proud solicitude  of the father, which was to them a kind  of Providence. We are told that the  general air of any society gathering has  an element of roughness and brutality in  it from the queen's drawing room downward. In truth, the presentation affairs  at the palace are, from, all accounts, far  ahead of every other affair in selfish  crush, and jostling envy, and irredeemable caddishness. One American lady has  told how, while waiting for hours in the  pen, among full-dressed dowagers, she felt  someone behind her lift her train and examine it, and then remark audibly:  "Well, it is real lace, but I wouldn't have  believed it." In how far woman herself  is responsible for the change in man's  treatment of her is a vexed question. But  it appears from some of the women obr  servers in England that her defiant re;  fusal to be treated as the weaker sex' has  had its influence in bringing about this  new order. -  The Denticure. "'��� ��� '  Someone in England has thought of  another occupation for women, that is,  "denticure," one who takes care, of women's teeth, giving them the skillful  cleansing with dental instruments which  is usually done by the dentist, ancl which  must occasionally supplement the personal attention received daily from the  owner's own brush, dentifrice, and floss.  In fact, this new employment provides  for the teeth the careful ministrations  now furnished for the hands by an army  of manicures; and as it requires special  study, much intelligence and skill and a  good deal of personal refinement, it offers  an opportunity to those of more ability  than that possessed by the average manicure.   Getting Even With a Lawyer.  Law Notes for July lias the following  excellent story:   In a town in the north  of England a tailor was dissatisfied with  his solicitor's bill. The solicitor to smooth  away his client's irritation, took an early  opportunity to give the tailor an order  for some clothes. Judge his surprise when  the bill was delivered in the following  form:  Instructions for coat   �� 0 13 4  To attending you, measuring,  advising as  to  cloth and generally    0 13 i  To journey to London to obtain cloth  2  2 0  Paid fare  1   -i <>  To attending fitting, and taking further instructions as to alteration of coat sleeve  0 13 4  and so on and so on, amounting in the end  to some twenty pounds.  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW   ADVERTISEMENTS.  T. II. Gillln, Nelson���Notice of date of holding session  of assize court.  The sitting of the Courts of Assize, Nisi _ riii . and Oyer  and Terminer, which was adjourned from lilth June, 181)1,  will he held in the court house, Nelson, on Monday the  10th day of September, 18!)l. T. II. GIKKIN,  District liegislrar .Supreme Court.  Nelson, August 18th, 18!M.  ���JHM Fancy Store.  All kinds of Fancy Goods,  Notions, Ladies' Underclothing, Children's Clothing, etc.  Baker St., next door Nelson Shoe Store.  lotiee of Removal.  The International Commission Company  Will remove on the 1.1th instant, from its present i|iinr-  lnrs (next to 0. A. Higelow ��� Co.'s) to the Iiarrett Ulock  on West, linker street (next door to T. A. Garland's).  JOS. EHRLICH, Manager.  Nelson, August 8th, IMII.  FOR RENT.  Tho story and a half frame building ou linker street,  between G. A. Migelow & Co.'s and llio Nelson Inline, Is  for rent,   Apply nt Tho Tribune olllce, Houston block.  ave  0  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.  and from this time on, or until further notice, we will sell Groceries, Crockeryware, Glassware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats,  Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, etc., at a fair profit, for Cash.  Liquors and Cigars, at wholesale only.  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   CALL  _____T  TURNER BROTHERS, Houston Block, Nelson.  Good assortment of Newspapers, Magazines, Candies, and Children's Toys always on hand.  SEASONABLE  AT THE  tore  Fine Neglige Shirts in Silk, Silk and Wool, Flannel and Cotton.  Summer Underwear in Mosaic and Natural Wool. Hosiery  Suspenders, Ties, Collars, Cuffs.  STEA"W IE___A_TS  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 RAILWAY IN  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  EEBATE   ALLOWED   FOE   GJ-OOID   ZBTJILIDi:.. O-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  __._?_?Li3T   FOE.   PEICES,   ZMT-A-IFS,   ETC.,   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B.C.  Will purchase a 7-drawer "New Williams" sewing machine  Large stock from which to make selections.  JACOB DOVER. Jeweler.  Houston Block, Nelson.  dE_.ic.__.Gi-o., Illinois.  Concentrating Machinery:  Blake Crushers and.Comet Crushers.  Crushing Rollers and Finishing Rollers.  Plunger Jigs and Colloni Jigs, wood and iron boxes.  Frue Vanner and Embrey Concentrators.  Evan's, Colloni'., and Rittenger's Slime Tables.  Trommels, Screen and J .inched 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 I'or all kinds of Reverberatory and Matte  Furnaces. Machinery for the Systematic Treatment of Ores, by tho Leaching Process.  Hoisting   and   Pumping   Machinery   and   Wire   Rope  Tramways.  > > i    '       ������ 'K,vw,��.._���_..���=,.... uk.^*au^* ,��-__^,_*.,��*_v_,.^_lb*-'��* \*..'a . *V>*^wk>*:_;^._ .AUrt^itfiy*'^

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