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 Ofob 91  Provincial Library  ^roRiA, \i:.^  KOOTENAY  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.  RAILROADS  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps  and  Towns   in   Koote-  . nay   Accessible   the  Year   Round.  SECOND YEAR.-NO. :tf.  NELSON,  BRITISH 'COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 4,  1894.  ONE  DOLLAR A YEAR.  MINING  NEWS  OF   THE  WEEK.  THE     OWNERS    OF    THE     RECO    PREPARING   TO   MAKE   SHIPMENTS.  wages to tlio man. At llio canyon .lugoiie  Montreuil and liis two partners have  dammed flic creek and utilize waler power  The Deadman Group Turning* Out to be Good  Properties���A Gold Mine to be Worked  by Its Original Owners���The Hall Creek  Placer's. ���  The Reco group, consisting of tho Beeo,  Texas, New Denver, Clifton, and Fphram,  15(X) foot square claims,  located on  the  southwest  slope  of  Reco   mountain, in  Slocan district, and 8 miles by trail  from  Carpenter creek at the mouth of Cody,  are again coming to the front as producers.    Last year these claims were alluded  to as "dugout" for the reason that a concern which had them bonded Tor a large  ���Jigure. threw up the bond when the financial   disaster  struck  the  country.   The  owners, however,,had faith iu the productiveness of the property, and, although,  entirely   without  'funds,   but  aided by  .���'Nelson .parties'at" the beginning of last  '.'������winter the work of ore extraction was  commenced.   Over 73 tons of ore averaging ��� .1.7(5 ounces silver and 70 percent lead  were   shipped  during   the   jiast winter,  which paid all expenses and a handsome  profit besides.   During, this .summer two  . of the owners with two hired men have  been developing   the   property so  as  to  make '.shipments   the   coining   winter.  The main lead has been traced 5000 feet  through the group.   The vein  is from   11  to 12 i'eet in "width.   Formation  massive  slate,  bearing N.W. and S.E. while the  lode  trends 27'east of north.   Dykes of  porphyry run with the formation varying  in width from (5 to 200  feet.   The   vein  cleaves through these obstrusive dykes  the same  a.s the  general ���country rock.  Developments consist of two tunnels, one  225  feet  in   length ������and   the   other  853  feet.   The  breast of  the   former  i.s J17  feet below the  surface, and   the latter  325   feet.   Besides the unbroken  ore   iu  the  slopes  there  are  1000 tons  of  carbonates    on    the   .(dump   which    will  average 75 ounces silver) and considerable  galena.  The Reco has, considering its grade,  evidently the iinost surface showing of  any mine in Sloean. Eight feet six inches  of solid galena, sampling IDS ounces silver  per ton. There has been a standing offer  by tin; owners for two years of $25 for a  (l'ip of galena from this body which would  assay 1.75 ounces silver or less. Harris,  Kelly, and Wharton own the Beeo, and  Evan Jones is interested in some of the  other claims. The owners of the Reco  and Noble Five mines anticipate a saving  of $5 per ton freight to the railway terminus during the coming winter, which  Avill be (piite an item in a season's ship-  f#nient.s. On the Texas, which lies below  "and 70() feet west of the Reco vein, is a parallel lode showing strains of galena for a  width of 75 feet. Assays have been had  as high as 300 ounces silver. - The Reco  and Texas have beeu surveyed for crown  grants. The main lead through this property is quite a study for mining men. it  being '".in many respects so dilfeient from  the other mines of the Slocan district.  There can be no question, however, but  . that it is a true fissure on account of its  continuity, its extreme width, and the  evidences of great heat at one time in the  vein, as the massive slate.walls have been  so buriied that it gives the formation one  foot b_ ck from the ledge the appearance  of shale. This property is worked by adit  tunnels wliich gain depth very fast on account of the steepness of the mountain.  Turning Out to be Good Properties.  The Deadman group, consisting of the  Deadman and Wild Goose claims, lying  immediately east of the Noble Five group,  appears to be the coming bonanza mines  of the Slocan district. Until recently  these claims were considered only "wildcats," although two veins were known to  run through the ground. Frank Cutler,  in the. interest of eastern parties, while  searching for mining property, happened  to have his attention drawn towards this  prospective source of wealth. Twelve  samples taken yielded an average of 575  ounces silver per ton besides being high  grade in lead. The highest assay was  2S(H) ounces. The vein i.s shown up in six  different places for (500 I'eet iu length.  Four men are engaged in development by  running tunnels on the vein. The slope  of the mountain is so abrupt that about  as much depth can be gained by adit tunnelling as by sinking. The ore consists of  galena and carbonates. The two locations  are now bonded to eastern parties for  quite a handsome figure and are being  energetically worked by Frank Cutler a.s  manager. Iu all probabilities sufficient  ore will be extracted by the time the final  payment is due to cover the cost of the  expenses. This strike has caused considerable stir on Reco and Noble Five hills.  Will Work it Themselves.  Dan Hughes, one of the owners of the  OK mine, in Trail Creek district, says  that a small force of men are at work on  the mine stoping ore, which is very rich iu  free gold. Although the property could  readily bo bonded at good figures, the  owners have decided to hold on to it and  work it themselves, and with that object  iu view a stamp mill and other machinery  will be placed on the property.  Placers That Pay Wager*.  From  the number at work,  the placer  ground ou Hull creek must be paying fair  to work their ground. The .gravel is  hoisted "to thesluiee boxes by a Chinese  .,).minp; the small boulders are carried to  the waste dump in cars; and the heavy  boulders are yanked out of the way by a,  windlass. All this is done by power developed .by an overshot wheel. The scene  of operations is less than amile from Hall  Creek siding on the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway, and abouteleven miles from  Nelson.  How Mining News is Gathered.  C. S. Douglass of Vancouver, who was  the government party candidate in Richmond riding, New Westminster district,  takes up four eolums of the Vancouver  World in which to tell the readers of that  ���paper what he knows of the mineral  resources of West Kootenay. After wading through it all,, the reader will find  that Mr. Douglas visited but one mine  while in Kootenay.  Large and Well-Defined.  The reported discovery near Moyea lake,  in East Kootenay, of a large aiid well-  defined ledge carrying: galena ore.is verified. Tiie ledge can be traced for several  claims, each showing clean ore on the surface. The ledge is in_ slate, and the vein  matter is said to'average about 00 ounces  in silver and (55 per cent lead. The locations are crossed by the old Willi Horse  trail from RykertV.  Minor Mining* Notes.  A dispatch from Ottawa say that Mr.  Mara lias been advised by the customs that free entry  will be allowed the Slocan Milling Conipany for a concentrating plant of 100 tons capacity wliich that company intends erecting between New Denver and Three  Forks.  A fire that spread from a small clearing  made by a ranchman on the east .side of Kootenay lake  destroyed the buildings at the Tain O' Shanter mine, two  miles up tho lake from the IJliie ���Hell mine. .    '  About 100 tons of Silver King ore are  stored at the company's ore-house in Nelson awaiting  shipment to Denver. Wilson's 1-horse teams bring down  about eight tons a day.      ,'.,"������'  The power-house on   the  Silver  King  mine is to be connected, by telephone with the diamond  drill house on the ICootenay lionanza.  Captain Gray of Bonner's Ferry has returned from his trip to Kast Kootenay. If he located a  bonanza he is keeping it to himself.  Men have been put to work.on the Blue  Hell mine, opposite Ainsworth. and the smelter com pi my  has the sampling works building well under way at l'ilot  Hay. -     ."��� ;.:"...,;.  Jim -'Burr recently made a trip through  the country drained by the headwaters of Hover creek, a  creek that empties into Kootenay river about twelve  miles south of Nelson. Ifc reports that the fallen timber  makes it impossible to travel with pack animals: that  there is nc scarcity of game; that if there is mineral, he  couldn't lind it. He made one location.but didnot think  enough of it to record it. '  ACCURATE   MINING   NEWS.  SOME   ELECTION   STATISTICS.  A Sample From that Most Accurate of Newspapers, the Spokane Review.  The following is clipped from the Spokane Review, and if the whereabouts of  the mines mentioned can.be determined  by reading the article, then we cannot  read straight. The Review excels in giving inaccurate news from the Kootenay  country:  '-ft is quite likely that the events of the  next few weeks will result in the opening  up of another important mining camp in  southern Kootenay. John A. Finch, the  well-known mining man of Wallace, Idaho,  is under agreement to visit it ou his return from a tour of inspection of his properties on Trail creek and in the Slocan, in  company with John Duffy, one of the  pioneers of the new camp. The new clis-.  triot is on the west side of the Kootenay  river, about two miles north of the international boundary, and nearly due north  of Toad mountain. Access to the camp is  by a trail from the Kootenay river,which  follows up Boundary creek to its source,  Summit lake. The first discoveries were  made about two years ago, and the camp  lias at present a population of about fifty  men, all of whom are engaged in doing  assessment and 'development} work on  their claims and prospecting the neighborhood. The country is described as being not so rough as the Slocan, less heavily timbered, and abounding in grassy  parks and meadows, which are encountered at intervals along the creeks.  There are three large parallel ledges,  said Mr. Duffy to a Spokesman-Review  reporter, so far discovered and located  on. They are all from twenty to  fifty I'eet wide and consists of dykes  of linie and quart/, richly stratified with  mineral. The ore is grey copper, somewhat resembling the surface ore from the  famous Silver King mine on Toad mountain. The principal lead is the Grand  Prize, and locations have been made on it  for a distance of three miles, all of these  claims showing more or less mineral. The  best properties on this lead beginning at  the .soutli and running north along the  vein are the C. P. R., li. C, Hannah, Bonanza, Grand Prize, and Last Chance. Ore  from these claims assays from 200 to <S()()  ounces in silver, with 2<S per cent iu copper und some lead. But little work has  been done on any of tliese claims yet. Ou  the Grand 1 'rize there are two shafts  down ten and twelve feet respectively.  The Last Chance has a fifteen foot shaft,  and the on C. P. K, an open cut runs iuto the  hill witha face of* twelve feet. About a  mile to the oast of this ledge is the Frankfort lead, called after the discovery claim.  There are only three claims on the ledge,  the others being the Jessie 1 . and I .zzie.  The ore is about the same as the Grand  Prize. The third ledge is about a mile  west of the Grand Prize and is called the  Irene. The ore from it is richer in silver  and also has some value in gold, which is  wanting in the other claims. Mr. Duffy  has a sack of samples worth seeing which  include several beautiful specimens of  copper ores such as are rarely seen outside ol' Arizona. The ore, however, differs considerably from any seen iu Spokane before."  Practical Illustrations as to the Workings of  the Redistribution Bill.    '<"*'  Advices from Victoriaare that the portfolio of chief commissioner of lands and  works is to go to the 'member-elect from  North Nanaimo, Mr. Brydcn, and not to  the .member-elect from North  Vale, Mr.  Martin.   The reason therefor is that the  government is afraid to'reopen, any.constituency on the Mainland, as would have  to be done if Mr. Martin was to accept  office;    The  significance   of   the   Island  voting   solid   is   beginning   to   be   understood  by the people in the interior,  and   especially   in   Yale   district.    The  people of the Mainland rural districts cannot understand why 277' voters in rural  constituencies on the Island should return  a member to the assembly, while451 voters  are required  to elect a member in rural  constituencies on the Mainland.   The opposition also have a practical illustration  of the workings of the Redistribution Bill.  Seventeen hundred and fifty-nine opposition-voters oil.the Island will have no.voice-  in the next house, while 20(5 government  voters on the Mainland will have no less  than three representatives on the floorof  the house.   Tiie unfairness is not quite so  glaring in the city constituencies.   On the  Island, 780 city voters return a member,  while 952 are required to return one on  the Mainland.   -Taking the 'province at  large, the'government gets a member for  every .154 votes polled; for its party, while  the opposition' gets one for every 024 votes  polled for its party.   The following tables  are fair"  AN   ABSURD   REQUIREMENT.  y accurate:  ISLAND CITV ���(���ONSTITUENCIKS.  Victoria .  Xauaiino  ���    Total  O. ,  7(52  411  Ci.  2,:_8  ���"431.  1,173      2,7..)  MAINLAND CITY  CONSTITUENCIES.  0.  Vancouver..:    1,81):"  . ew Westm instcr .... ' _)3  Total..;  2,3!);)  ISLAND  UUKAL CONSTITUENCIES.  South Victoria   Xorth Victoria   South Nanaimo   North Nanaimo  ���   Comox   ... '   Cowiclian (75 per cent of the voters' list)   IC nuiinalt (75 per cent of the voters' list) ...  O.  100  102  121  132  131  Total..  __  MAINLAND   KUKAI. CONSTITCENCIES.  Richmond   01 lilliwack   Delta ............'.  Dowdncy    North Yale   West'Yale ....  East Vale...  ���  South Kootenay.,.  North ICootenay...  Kast ICootenay ���  West Lillooet   Kast Lillooet   Cariboo.....   Total   KKCAl'ITL'LATION.  Total vote on Island   Total vote on Mainland    Government majority on Island ...  Opposition majority on Mainland .  Government majority in Province .  O.  . 3K7  . 324  . 5AS  . 320  . 227  . 19S  . 417  .��� 401  . 12;j  . lfili  . :_  . S3  . 119  3,331  O.  .l,7o!)  .;.7_>  ' 1,324  G.  841  574  1,415  G.  274  137  11(1  3,15  211  382  :_��)  1,014  G.  203  301  310  "'22  312  132  101  258  217  250  01  82  145  2,087  G.  4,1173  1.102  2,ill I  1,500  The Nelson & Slocan Railway.  . . Efforts are being made to infuse life into  the'Nelson & Slocan railway, and it is expected that an engineering party will be  placed in the field this month. The company holds a provincial charter, and the  proposed route of the road is from Nelson  up Grohman creek to Lemon creek and  down .that creek to Slocan lake, thence  along the east shore of Slocan lake to  Silverton and New Denver, with branches  from the latter place to the mines on Carpenter creek. The promoters are not in  any way connected with the Canadian  Pacific, and if the road is built it will be  operated in connection with the Nelson 6c  Fort Sheppard at Nelson and by steamboat with the Great Northern at i3ouner's  Ferry. The route is a practicable one,  the distance from Nelson to the mouth of  Cody creek being less than sixty miles;  the grades will be easy, and by keeping  on the south side of Carpenter creek,  snow slides will _ be avoided. As the  company has no interest iu _townsi.es, efforts wiil not be made to avoid established  towns. The Nelson 6c Slocan railway will  be completed and in operation within the  year IW)..              The Worst Railway in the World.  To the sons of Old Kngland who imagine  that everything in the mother country is  just as perfect as they imagine themselves  to be, the following will be an eye-opener.  The Tall Mall Gazette recently asked its  readers to name the worst railway in  Kngland. And one English kicker answered thus: "Sir: The Southeastern  ail way is the very worst railway in the  world. The engines are asthmatic; its  lamps are trimmed by foolish virgins; its  fares are excessive; its carriages let in  the snow in winter, and are furnaces in  .summer; its motto is unpunctiiality; its  principle station is approached through  the neck of a bottle. It ruins the .temper,  destroys the digestion, and enables one to  realize the horrors of Dante's 'Inferno.'  1 am, sir, yours obediently, Tin*; W'ok.m  Who Tri-Ns."  Both Alike,  ng the votes  In tabulating the votes polled at flic  election, the Victoria Colonist has the  supreme gall to count all the votes polled  in South Kootenay as having been cast  for the government. It also has the gall  to count Mr. Hume as a government member. The Colonist and premier Davie arc  good runniiigmatcs. Both, without hesitation, make statements that do not conform to the truf.i.  A Steamboat Afire on Slocan Lake.  On Thursday afternoon of last week the  steamer Hunter took fire within a mile of  New Denver. The fire originated in the  upper deck where dinner was preparing.  It was blowing a still' breeze at the time,  and for a few minutes after she burst into  flames things looked remarkably ugly for  the twenty men who were on board,  among them contractor O'Leary with his  broken leg. Both the captain and engineer showed great presence of mind, and  as everybody worked with a will, the lire  was got under control and put out. The  damage is not very heavy. Had if been  the other way. it is difficult to say what  would have happened before the boats  that put out from Xew Denver reached  the scene.  Big Money In Building Railway...  B. Marpole, superintendent of the Pacific division of the Canadian Pacilic railway, was iu New Denver the otlier day,  and running up against an old acquain-  tance who had done considerable work as  a contractor on the main line, very naturally asked him what lie was doing and  how he was getting along. The old acquaintance is considerable ol' a "josh .r"  and lie answered, "I don't ha ve to do anything; I built eight miles of the Nakusp  c_. Slocan railway." H. M. treated the  house. __  A Precedent for Premier Davie.  The London Statist, a journal of practical finance and trade, in commenting on  the action of the Sew Zealand government in guaranteeing principal and interest on the bonds of tlm Hank of Xew  Zealand, says: "The Xew Zealand government has rushed through parliament  a bill authorizing the Hank of Xew Zealand to issue two millions sterling of what  it calls preference shares, but  which are  Practical  Illustration  of  the Way  an Unfair  Law Works.  One of  the   planks in   the opposition  platform in South Kootenay was the declaration  that  the tax  required of  men  working in or about mining or mineral  claims was unfair, as a like tax was not  required of men following other trades or  pursuits." It was contended by the 'gov-''  eminent party, that as prospectors were  required  to pay the tax, miners should  also pay it, a contention not based on  facts.   Prospectors  are   not required to  pay any special tax for the privilege of  .prospecting;.a man may prospect in the  .'province year in and year out; without being required to take out a miner's certificate, that tax only being required when  .the prospector locates a mining or mineral  ���claim'; or in other words, he is required to  paya license for the right to locate ground,  but not for the privilege of prospecting.  p 'To''show the way the preset!t law works,  the following is given:   Some years ago  Dan McGillivray and associates put in a  steel pipe plant at New Westminster, and  one of the contracts they obtained was  for pipe for the Horsefly Hydraulic- Mining 'Company  in   Cariboo.   This spring  the manager of the works took a gang of  men up from New Westminster to lay the  pipe, ancl on his return reports having  had some trouble with  the government  tax collector while in Cariboo.   He had a  gang of between thirty and forty skilled  mechanics engaged in laying pipe.   The  collector came  along-and   demanded   a  miner's license fee of $5 for every man so  employed.   This they refused to pay, and  the manager communicated with tliti government, setting forth in his letter the injustice of imposing the license in the case  of the men under him. AVord was received  from   premier   Davie   that  the   matter  would be arranged satisfactorily; but it  was not, and presently the collector came  round  again   insisting   upon   immediate,  payment of the license fees.   Again the  men refused to .comply with the unjust  demand, and the collector  left  for his  headquarters.with the avowed intention  of returning witha force of constables to  arrest, the whole gang.   His last visit occurred just about the time the pipe laying  was completed, and a day or two later the  men left for New Westminster.   Whether  the collector returned with the specials is  not known, but if he did he must have felt  badly sold when he found the birds had  flown.  These men would not have been asked  to take out a license if they had been at  work laying pipe on a system of water  works for a city or town. Then why  should they be asked for the license when  engaged in laying pipe for a mining company? The law is simply an absurdity,  and should be repealed.  Not Considered an Irreparable Loss.  The sycophantic Vancouver World thus  beslobbers defeated candidate Vernon:  "Mr. Vernon is too valued a-public man  to be allowed to retire into private life.  British Columbia possesses few who are  abler than he. certainly none more competent to fill the position of a minister of  the crown. The country at this moment  demands the services of its best men, and  the wish is universal that Mr. Vernon  should occupy a seat in the chief council  of the province, as avcII as in the house ol  assembly. Failing that he will continue  to administer the affairs of the office until  his successor is appointed." As a matter  of fact, Mr. Vernon's inclination and temperament unfitt him for holding any  oflice that requires either application or  judgment; hence, his defeat is not considered an irreparable loss by his colleagues.  in reality bonds.   They are to be secured  upon   the consolidated revenues of  the  colony; they are to be  repaid  at par in  ten years; and the  Xew Zealand government guarantees a minimum  interest of  -1 per cent.   The haste and secrecy with  which   the   measure    has   been    carried  .'through  fully jtistifiy the apprehensions  it has excited."   It would seem  that the  British Columbia government is not the  only one that lends its credit to private  corporations.   The New Zealand government will be referred fo at the next session of the house by Mr. Davie as a. "progressive" one���one whose example should  be followed���when he introduces the bill  guaranteeing principal   and interest  on  the bonds of the British Pacific Railway  Company.    If New Zealand can lend  its  credit to  the  extent of  $10,000,000 to a  bank that may "bust" and  leave nothing  tangible in sight, surely British Columbia  can lend its credit to the extent of $5,-  000,000 to build a railway, that will always  be insight, for it cannot well be moved  out of the province. -.  NEW   DENVER   NEWS.  A MASS-OP-SMOKE AND FLAMES.  THE  BUSH-   FIRES  GRAPHICALLY  IN     THE    SLOCAN  DESCRIBED.  The Destruction of Three Porks Likened Not  Unto a Fire but an Explosion���The Damage to Mining Property Not as Great as  First Reported.  Not Without  its Tragedy���The Mines Looking Well���-A Theatre Started.  The Three Forks fire was not without  its tragedy.    While carrying   water   to  throw on the burning cellar James Forbes  was struck by a falling tree.   The tree  was not a heavy one by any means, yet it  inflicted   injuries   to   which  Mr. Forbes  succumbed this morning.   His back was  broken and after lingering for two days  in  great agony he  died.   He   was  well  known in the country, having been Hazel-  ton's partner in the famous mid-winter  trip to the Golden Eagle claim on Duncan  river.   He was one of the pioneers whose  energy has make West Kootenay, and he  met his death, altera life of hardship unknown and poor, in the'.attempt to save  other people's property." Suchis the life,  and similar too often is the death of the  prospector.   The sad occurrence has cast  a gloom over the homeless townspeople of  Three Forks.   A prominent business man  who has lost everything said:   "This accident'is worse than the loss of the town,"  and that is the general feeling. _ "���  Every ���mine in the country is looking  well. The reports from the hills are encouraging in the extreme. In spite of_the  low price of silver confidence is reviving.  Byron White arrived in town yesterday  and brought the cheering news that lead  had gone u j) to $.3.15.  Some of the forward spirits in New  Denver came to the conclusion a short  time ago that it was necessary to provide  some amusement in the town as an attraction to miners. The next step was to conclude that the attraction must be dramatic. The next was to build a theatre.  A company called "The New Denver  Theatre Company, Limited," has been  organized with a capital of $0000. Sufficient lumber, labor, hardware, and other  necessaries have already been subscribed  for stock to start the building. A magnificent site on the corner of Slocan avenue and Union street has been secured  from Angus McGillivray on the same  terms. A few people are concerned for  the morals of the town, but the vast  majority believe a theatre to be a necessity in a mining camp, and they think the  interests of the town can be best safeguarded by representative men control-'  ling the institution. The names of the  provisional directors are sufficient guarantee for that. They are Angus McGillivray (chairman of" directors), ii. G.  Henderson, S. M.   Wharton. Ii. I .  Kerr.  C. S. Iiashdall, Murdoch McLean, and W.  Thomlinson.   The secretary-treasurer   is  D. B. Bogle, to whom application must be  made for stock. The prospectus of the  conipany will be out in a few days.  Minor Notes.  Since the railroad reached the head of  the lake New D'.'iivcr hi. been booming. .umbers of  people are coining in looking fur investments, liniin .  energy, und capital are all wanted anil welcomed.  Mr. Bogga of  Helena has rented a store  in New Denver and will be on deck wit 11 a big slock in a  week or two.  N.C. Dingnian'sstoreon Sixth street has  been leased fur bn-inc-s purposes.  The    Balfour   Trading   Company   has  bought out Angus .Midlines and his picmi-c- are being  enlarged and liri.nl up. Tin; company i- going into llic  wholesale lii|iior bu-inc-s.  .1. A. Much has no reason  for want of  conll<leii<'e in silver mining. The (Icm mine wn-pajing  ���JIIKUl a day ill -pile of Ibe low price of -liver when il was  shut down lids summer on account of llie I rouble iu lhe  Cieiird'Alelic-.  The business men in Now Den ver cashed  about ST MiO uorlli of check- in June and thai un- before  many miners came mil of lhe hills. And -till we have  no bank. If anyone is going lo |iay a visit lo New Denver let him bring all his money in dollar bills. It 1- im-  po-siblc ulino-t logel change.  Hart A' Harmon's new hotel was opened  al Silverton la . nig lit.   The boys bad a great lime.  The stores  in   Sew Denver are selling  goods as they never sold I hem before' not evenjwhen the  .Miililiiu.il syndicate was blowing il.-elf.  A resident of New Denver who lias been  looking on hiin-elf a- a pauper ever since tin: era-li in  Ibe Slates hist -uininer ha- recently realised on properly  iu Wa-hingloii for the respectable sum of *:'ii.iKH). lie  know- wlial lo do wilh il.  An Amusing Incident of tho Election.  I .lirview Advance: "One of fheniiiiis-  ing features of the recent contest at fair-  view, in Mast Vale, was that although  nine votes were east for Mr. Graham as  against thirteen for Mr. Vernon, yet,  after the poll was declared, it was impossible to lind more than one man that  nad voted fur the opposition. With this  one exception, all I ho others that had  been lo the polls wore staunch government supporters, But hoy! presto! what  a change when news ai rived that Mr.  Graham had been elected. A reward of  fifty dollars would hardly boa .sufficient  sum fo furnish the identity of the same  individuals."  Nkw Dk.vvkh, July 25th.  Tuesday, the 21th of .July, will be a day  long remembered in the Slocan country.  If witnessed the simultaneous destruction  of Three  Forks, Hear Lake, and Watson  by lire, besides the loss of buildings on  mines as far separated as the Alamo and  Noble  Five.   For more than  two weeks  fires have been gathering headway'and  spreading through  the'country, until iu  the universal Nsinoke it was difficult to  make sure of what was on fire and what  was not.   On /Monday night a tremendous  fire was raging on the west shore of the  Slocan lake, the draught from wliich was  so great that it carried sticks for miles  over the. ���mountains.'.'.. Several   burning  branches were seen falling into the lake  ,and one is reported to  have  come clear  across  and   landed somewhere between  New Denver aiid Wilson creek.    A great  fire was raging on the "Galena Farm" and .  threatening Silverton."   All  between Silverton aiid New Denver was a  mass of  smoke  and   flames.     While   from  New  Denver clear to Nakusp there was fire all  the way;   Up the canyon of Carpenter  creek  there was tire everywhere raging  from the creek bottom up to   the very  tops of the mountains. ��������� While lire was  known to be raging up the South Fork of  Carpenter, Sandon creek, the North Fork,  and through the  Kaslo pass  as  far  as  Sproule's.   Some of   the   phenomena  of  the fires were very beautiful.   Sometimes  it would get into oneof the ���funnel-shaped  draws wliich abound, and with a mighty  roar it would rush in a wave of flame rising high above the trees from creek bottom to snow line with the'speed of a race  horse.   Another fine sight were masses of  mre white vapor which formed at a great  leight and  piled  themselves up against  the sky resembling clouds except in  the  curious involutions they underwent and  the   way in   which   they changed their  positions.    Every open place was made a  place of refuge for wild animals of.all  sorts and conditions.   Rabbits and whistlers and ground squirrels  took possession  of the trails and could  hardly be kicked  aside into the bush to let a traveller past.  For many days Three Forks had been iu  great danger; time and again the town  was only saved by the united exertions of  all her citizens.   The lire, like a besieging  army, was gradually'investing the town  more closely on all sides and advancing its  parallels from till quarters upon the most  vulnerable points.   On  Monday evening  the seige became desperate.    For eighteen  hours the citizens fought the fire without  faking breath.   It was  with   increasing  difficulty they drove it back as it hemmed them in on all sides.   Two or three  times it was only a fortunate change of  wind   that  saved   the town.    The tight  went on incessantly till about half past 8  on Tuesday afternoon.    Not   a   man   in  town was looking after  his own goods;  they were all lighting to save the town.  Strong men were to be seen staggering  and with their knees knocking together  under the weight of a collide of buckets of  water.   They were played out.   Hut till  within  two minutes of the catastrophe  they thought they had saved the town.  But just then a cyclone started to blow.  It fanned the fire to an incredible heat.  Some growing timber that fringed the  banks of the South Fork caught lire and a  crest of flame rose above the bench and  literally deluged the town. Three Forks  did not burn, it exploded, is the only way  the occurrence can be described. Within  five minutes if was impossible to go near  one of the buildings and no one had time  to realize what had happened until the  whole1 town was a heap of ashes. This  was one reason whv little or nothing was  saved. And in addition no one knew a  safe place to put anything. There was  lire everywhere. The' only building now  standing" when? Three Forks was is the  Slocan Star ore-house which escaped by  lit tie less than a miracle.  The new buildings on the Alamo are  burnt as also (he cabins on the Idaho and  Cumberland. Heports ha ve also come in  (hat (lie Wonderful, the Surprise, the  Noble Five, and other mines in their  vicinities have been burnt out. But the  reports are not verified. So I'ar a.s known  Sandon crook and the Sloean Star are all  right. Of course there wore many very  narrow escapes.  No loss of   life  is   known   of  as   yet.  About (i o'clock  (lie rain came a  time of writing tiie air  The lires. although  not  I'or the meantime.  on Wednesday morning  dav  loo late, and at the  is clear and cool,  out, are checked  Nkw Dknvkii. .Inly 2Xfh.  The report of the lire sent in Inst week  was .somewhat, exaggerated. No mine  buildings are known to have been damaged except at the Alamo. Several prospectors have not yet turned up who were  known to have been in dangerous localities, but little doubt is felt that thoy have  escaped all right.  Has Millions In S��_nt.  ImI Wilson, who atone time was a i '-  chant at Itcvelstoke and Ainsworth. is in  Kaslo. Ih* is prospecting, and claims  that if a newly patented dredger works  satisfactorily lie has millions in sight in  the twenty-eight -milesof liars and benches  ho has located along the Fraser.  33  a.  i  -Tll-W 111' ��� __,l_l"l"i*1  "I F'^^P"*"^**" THE��� TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1894.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  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A��� Barrister at Law. Convey-  ��� anccr, Notary Public, Commissioner- for taking Alll-  d. vits for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc.  Ollices���Ward St., between Maker and Vernon, Nelson.  ��he ��tilnwe.  SATURDAY MORNING.  ..AUGUST 28, 1891  GIVE   HIM   CANADIAN   FAIR   PLAY.  "Give him British fair play," were the  words used by premier Davie when questioned at a public meeting at, Nelson in  regard   to  a  suspended   official against  ���whom charges had been preferred.   And  for making that answer the premier was  patted ou the back by The Miner.   But  "British fair play" is merely a high sounding phrase, as is evidenced by The Miner's  attacks on Fred Hume, member-elect for  South Kootenay.     The  Miner's attacks  are not only unfair, but the editorial utterances of that paper, for some time past,  lack that spirit of  fairness which is a  characteristic of all respectable Canadian  newspapers.   Mr. Hume has not had an  opportunity of proving his ability as a  lawmaker, and until he has had that opportunity it is not giving him fair play  to belittle his abilities.   Even if he proves  unequal to the task of drafting laws that  will not require tinkering, can any mem1  ber of the government .party, even the  premier himself, hold up a child of  his  brain that has not required doctoring in  after years?   The editor of The Miner,  even, cannot hold upa single issue of'that  paper, edited by himself, that .would be  pronounced a perfect piece of work by a  trained  journalist.     Give  the   member-  elect from South Kootenay not British,  but Canadian'-fair play.  ciple and may be against public good; but  surely the men who combine to maintain  their daily -wages at a fair rate cannot be  greater enemies to the public than are  the men who form like combinations to  maintain prices of all articles consumed  by the public.  GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP OF RAILWAYS  WILL   HISTORY   REPEAT  ITSELF.  The Populist party in the United States  is now receiving much the same treatment at the hands of the Republican and  Democratic  parties   as   the  Republican  party received at the hands of the Democratic and Whig  parties   in  1850.    The  leaders and the rank and file of the Republican party were denounced as sore-*  headed place hunters and scoffed at as  scatter-brained   reformers.     The  offices  were held by men who believed that they  were the salt of the earth and that ownership in slave property was a right that  must uot be interfered with.   Today the  leader's ancl the rank and file of the Populist party are denounced as sore-headed  place hunters and scoffed at as scatterbrained -reformers.   The offices are held  by men who believe that they are the  salt of the earth and that the property  right of corporations must not be inter-,  fered  with.   The Republican party rose  up in its might and humbled the slave owners, who were no more arrogant than are  the owners of corporations today.   Wiil  history repeat itself?   Will the Populist  party rise up in its might and humble the  owners of corporate wealth?  It is common rumor that not a single  man was at work on a road or a trail in  South Kootenay twenty-four hours after  the polls were closed. Surely the needed  roads and trails could not have been completed so soon; or were the men at work  laid off because they refused to be voted  as dumb driven cattle? Jt isalsoeonnnou  rumor that every man who draws pay  hereafter for work on roads or trails must  first prove that he is branded "C . 0. B."  Good men will not be branded, and it is  unwise to employ any but good men-  even ou government roads and trails.  Till*; best evidence that the water supply  of Nelson is wholesome i.s the remarkable  health fulness of its people and their freedom from typhoid and malarial fevers.  The Miner is simply making itself ridiculous by its attacks on the water conipany.  The Canadian Manufacturer of Toronto  is down ou trades unions, as are the organs of  till corporations,  the Canadian  Manufacturer   being   simply the  official  organ   of   the Canadian   Manufacturers'  Association, which is neither more nor less  than a trades union.   The Manufacturers'  Association forces manufacturers to join  the association, or if they refuse efforts  are made to force them  out of business.  So with trades unions.   The men who belong to trade unions know by experience  that   the  only  way  that  wages can  be  maintained i.s by organizations that prevent   competition.     Manufacturers  also  know  by experience (hat the only way  fair profits can be realized is by reducing  competition to a minimum, and  that can  best   be  done   by forming  associations.  Tho methods may not be sound in  prin-  The government ownership of railroads  in this country has ceased to be merely an  interesting topic for speculation. It has  become one of practical polities. One of  the three parties, the Populist, is committed to it by its platform, and the.Democratic party will soon be obliged to follow suit. The principle at stake is the  same as underlies tho whole struggle of  the masses against the classes���tliat is to  say, the struggle for power between men  and money. The proposition'.of government ownership is essentially democratic.  Old-fashioned Democrats and other  honest objectors fear the growth of federal importance and dread the political  'effect of the creation of a new army of  office-holders, who, it is assumed, Avould  be marshaled at the polls on behalf of the  party in place/ Believers in the doctrine  of laissez-faire oppose the scheme as an  advance in paternalism.  To these latter it is enough to say, I  think, that the doctrine of laissez-faire  has .grown, musty; it does not lit the  proved needs of our civilization. Experience has taught that government may  be profitably employed in doing something  besides performing police duty. Government with us is the people, and the people in their organized capacity are warranted in trying what experiments they  please for the common good. For the  American people to be afraid of the "encroachments of government" is to be  afraid of themselves. When they get  into that frame of mind'it will be time for  them to go out of the business of governing and turn the work over again to the  divinely appointed few, who-have always  managed to make a worse mess of it than  bhe mauy have clone up to date.  The Democratic repugnance to federal  aggrandizement and the increase of officials will apply just as strongly to the  postal service and the improvement and  care of rivers and harbors as to railroads.  The extension of the civil service riles to  .'railroad employees under government  would take them out of politics. If it did  not they, in common with all otlier federal officials, could be disfranchised as a  measure of public policy.  There is a disposition to see with magnifying glasses the possible evils of government ownership, and to lose sight of  the crushing actual evils of private ownership. One may jump out of the frying  pan into the fire, of course, but all jumps  from the frying pan are not therefore unwise. It is hard to see how things could  be worse under government ownership,  and easy to see, how. they might be immeasurably better. In California the  problem is whether we can restore a republican form of government. A quarter  of a century of degrading experience has  taught us here that while railroads are  privately owned the state government  will be owned by the proprietors of the  lines. Assuredly California could run the  railroads with better results to the people  than the railroads have run the state.  The demand for national ownership of  railroads means a great deal more than  the face import of the words. It is one  form of the demand that government by  corporations shall cease. It is a demand  that will have to be complied with if the  republic is to last. Corporations have  done mighty things. Our material civilization owes much to them that could not  have been achieved by individual effort.  But their claim to dominance resembles  that which the Republican party so long  aud successfully advanced���that having  saved the country it was entitled to possess aud plunder it in perpetuity.  The United States is now governed by  corporations. They expressed themselves  legislatively in a supreme way* in the McKinley tariff law, which privileged them  to tax the people in return for purchasing  elections for the Republican party. They  have been powerful enough to prevent  the Democratic party from repealing their  tariff.  Power such as this���and the same power  ramifies through state legislatures ancl  the courts���can only be won by gradual  encroachment. When it goes too far, ancl  the power becomes conspicuous and clearly  understood by the people, the people wiil  destroy it. Hither that, or popular government in the popular interest is a failure. Government by corporations is not  easily overthrown, but the war is on.  Kvery strike, every riot growing out of a  strike, is a skirmish. One of the battles  is being fought in congress over the tariff.  I believe the people will win. Ordinary  self-interest as well as patriotism aud ail  the sentiments that dignify mankind are  on the side of the people in the war. The  face of our civilization will be changed  by their victory. It ought to be. Too  many of the fruits of unrelieved competition iu*e indigestible. Commercialism has  led its highest point. Human happi-  of greater moment than  put boats on the government's navigable  streams. The army of trainmen would  not be government employees, and the  duties of the state would be comparatively,  few and simple. The . Southern Pacific  now grants the Santa Fe permission to  use its rails from Mojave to this city.  But the two combine to keep up rates.  Were the track owned by the government  these companies would compete, or other  companies-would do so and crowd them  out of business.  But this is a matter of detail. The main  thing is to get the railroad���an absolute  essential agency of civilization���out of  the hands of private greed and conduct  it in the interest of the public. That accomplished, other corporations which in  their various ways perforin public functions -would either follow or be brought  under regulation by a government that  stood ready to do their work should they  fail to perform it satisfactorily.,  What the United States needs is government of  the people, and an end a.s  speedily as.may-be of the existing government oi' the people by money for money.  Arthur McI.wkn.  WONDERFUL   PROGRESS.  A British Colony Whose People are Endowed  With Sense.  According to the United States consul  at Auckland, who has recently reported  upon the subject of labor in the colony of  New Zealand, there is much to be learned  from that far off British dependency. No  doubt the people of the two islands have  profit, eel- by the sad experiences of, their  neighbors in Australia and have legislated  accordingly���ancl that to the general satisfaction. It is said that in the last three  or four years the progress made has been  wonderful. It is observed that there has  been no attempt to tear down established  interests, but no effort has been spared to  elevate the masses by placing within their  reach all that-would tend to their elevation and material, prosperity. In the  short space of three or four years the  country has made wonderful progress.  Among the acts which have been passed  to bring this about is the-Employers' Liability Act, affording protection to labor,  both as to wages and responsibility in  case of injury. A much needed beneficial  act was the Factories Act, of'1861.. Government inspectors see. that the factories  are clean and healthy and well lighted.  It is provided by law that no person under 18 years of age, and no woman is  allowed to be em ployed for more than ii-  hours without an interval of half an hour  for a meal. No boy under 10 is permitted  to work more than 48 hours in any week  in a factory, ancl child labor is prohibited  entirely. Compulsory holidays are Christmas, New Year, Good Friday, Easter  Monday, her majesty's birthday, and  every Saturday afternoon from 1 o'clock.  A labor compulsory arbitration act is to  be passed at next session of parliament.  The public works of the colony are,  moreover, conducted on the co-operative  principle. Contractors are dispensed with  and the profits are divided among the  men, the work being given out in small  sections to gangs of men who each receive  an equal proportion of the money earned.  The government supply the necessary  tools and material at first cost. To obviate  the possibility of remuneration on these  works not being based on strict principals  of equity the men are divided into gangs,  according to their capacity for work. The  young and robust are classified together,  while those who are less vigorous are  placed by themselves, thus ensuring the  utmost fairness in the distribution of  work end its remuneration. Moreover,  under this plan no one is outclassed, and,  as it were, forced to do more than his  strength will allow. Each man is paid  according to his several ability.  In New Zealand, too, they have what is  described as the government labor bureau.  If a man is out of employment, he makes  application to the agent in charge of his  district labor bureau, who sends him to  some suitable occupation, paying for his  transportation, if necessary, and having  it refunded from the first money the man  obtains. Employers of labor can send  orders for men, and in this way, the labor  market is always open. Here, then, we  have a system of affairs by wliich it  would seem that many of the difficulties  between master and man have been and  are being settled, and whose .adoption  would have prevented those troubles and  heart burnings whose results have been  felt so disastrously in the United States  particularly.   of the Populist party nominated him for  probate judge. Mr. Fry is too poetical to  be a good school trustee, but has just,  enough poetry in his soul to make a first-  class probate judge. On his return from  the Moyea he handed the Bonner's Ferry  Herald the following poem:  Iii day-dreams I would fain beguile  Tho hours all through tho summer time,  And may my Mu?c in sweetest verse  Show forth pure love in every line.  I'll hie away to yonder lower, '    ..  Where music birds in sweetest tune  Sheds love through all the leafy grove  Through April, May and balmy June.  Away, dull Cure! I'll not of Thee,  Twin sorrow on the sea of life.  Thou art llio thief of happy hours,  Bred in the slum of bitter strife.  I'll seek the haunts where Nature's well  In gladsome bubble's o'er,  Hold converse with the gentle breeze  And on the wings of Fancy soar.  ill near take heed of hours that pass  While 1 in Nature's hip recline,  Forgetting all but happiness  While round me grows the sweetest vine.  Perchance a tear may dim the oyo,  i'ut not a tear by sorrow given.  Wluit care 1 of lightnings flash,  Or thunder in the vaults of hen ven?  Far Ahead of Modern Times.  Rabbi Wolfers, the Jewish musical historian,  says that during divine service  the ancient Temple of Jerusalem a full  choir consisted of twenty-four thousand  men, divided into three great bands and  separated one from another upon vast  platforms. This choir was composed of  Levites, who had no other duties to perform and were thus enabled to devote the  whole of their time to the perfection of  their art.  vF. TEETZEL  .lb  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 completo stock of  FISHING TACKLE  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B.C.  Central Office  . of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings.  \Priees to Suit the Times.  A. JOWETT  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  lining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  business  tone  iless i.s  prolits.  Of nil the schemes of government ownership of mil roads suggested the one  which, it seems to nie, promises the greatest benefits with the fewest inherent disadvantages is that wliich would make the  state tlit! proprietor of lhe roadbeds only.  Hy tlii. plan the government would keep  the road in propel* condition and control  tin; running of trains according to schedule, but the track would be Free to anybody who chose to put a locomotive upon  it. In the eye of the law as we have it  now, a railroad is but a public highway,  liy the plan under mention it would be  that in reality. Of course the bulk of the  tea flic would be handled by great transportation companies, but tliey would  conijiete on the same rails. Should the..v  combine, other companies, composed of  merchants and producers dissntislied with  the charges, could put trains of their own  on the rails as they are now at liberty to  Was a Supporter of Home Industries.  Itostopchin was the governor of Moscow  who   probably planned   the   burning   of  that city, ancl so put a serious check  to  Napoleon's career.    One day the emperor  Paul returned  from  parade greatly irritated   because   he   considered   the cloth  furnished for the soldiers'uniforms to be  of very bad quality.    He ordered Rostop-  chin to write at once, and desire that the  cloth should every year be procured from  England.   The count replied that to do so  would end the Russian cloth manufacture  and ruin all the  Russian merchants.   As  the emperor insisted, he wrote the letter  and gave it to him  to sign.   After the  signature, he added,  in  his own  hand:  "Do nothing of the kind; he is cra_y."  Paul evidently observed that he was writing  something, and   Rostopchin quietly  handed him the letter.   Paul was walking  up and down the room.    lie turned pale,  still strode violently back and forth, and  then suddenly threw the letter into the  fire.    "You are right, and I thank you,"  lie said, embracing  Rostopchin; "would  to heaven that all my servants were like  youj"   Prospector, Politician, Poet.  Martin Fry, one of the earliest of the  prospectors who made good locations in  Slocan district,ami who put in the winter  of 18i'2-.'5 on Slocan river trapping, has had  itical honors thrust upon him over in  >tenai county, Idaho. While absent  from IJouner's 'Kerry on a prospecting  trip the people of the _Kerry made him a  school trustee, and while upon the Moyea  looking for placer ground a convention  KEl'KESKNTING  The Confederation Life Association. The Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED  AND REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots in government townsitos of New Denver and Nelson to bo sold cheap.  Stores and o/llces to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Itob-  son, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS  IN   ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  It  A  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  Ielson Fancy Store.  All kinds of Fancy Goods,  Notions, Ladies' Underclothing, Children's Clothing, etc.  lia'���'& Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited.  ���.  ... ^r**%_��:  >.  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays with Nelson  & Fort Sheppard Railway for Kaslo ana lake points.  Leaves Nelson��� Leaves Kaslo for Nelson-  Tuesdays at 3 p. in. Wednesdays at __) a. in.  Wednesdays at 5.0 p. m. Saturdays at 2:'il) a. in.  Fridays atA p. in.       f . ���  Saturdays at 5:10 p. in.  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Great Northern railway for all points  cast and west.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Kerry, via Kuslo on Saturdays and Wednesdays at 5:1(1 p. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Homier . Ferry direct on Mondays and  Thursdays at (ia. m.  Leaves Uonner's Kerry for Kaslo via Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2 a. in.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Columbia.  Connecting witli the Canadian Pacific Railway (main  ' line) for all points east and west.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 a. in.  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p. m.  Northport Route���Steamer Columbia.  Connecting at Northport for points north and south on  the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway.  'Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at -I ii. in."  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1 p. in.  The company reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice..'....  Kor full information, as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's olllce, Nelson. B. 0.  T. ALLAN, Secretary.       J. XV. TROUP,Manager.  Spokane Falls & Northern-Bail..ay,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 .A.M.'  ..NELSON.......Arrive 5:10 P.M.  HOUSE  On Wednesdays and Saturdays trains will run through  to'Spokane, arriving thereat 5:30 P.M. same day. Returning will leave Spokane at 7 A.M. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 P. M., making  close connections with steamer Nelson for all Kootenay  lake points. ,  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES. Agent.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH, DOORS, AND WINDOW FRAMES  MADE TO ORDER.  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST BRANDS OF ALL  KINDS OF WINKS, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  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.  WILLIAM PERDUE  The hotel has a frontage on the Outlet, guests  therefore have splendid views of  both land and water.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  EAST   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.  THE ROOMS  ARE CONVENIENT AND  COMFORTABLE.  THE TABLE*  IS THE   BEST  IN  THE  MOUNTAINS.  WILSON & BUR  (Successors to Burns, Mclnnes & Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed  meats. Are prepared to furnish in any quantity  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham, at the  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  John M. Kki:_ ek. Jamks E. Skai.k.  KEEFER & SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will bo sold at reasonable prices.  I. _VK   OJ<l>KI_    AT  J. P. Humo  &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson  Nelson  Livery Stable  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  the above hotel one of the best in the city both  for transient guests and day boarders.  FINEST WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  IN  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors und  working  miner.  MALONE   &   TREGILLUS,   Props.  noli I  Koo  Baker St., next door Nelson Shoe Store.  Hunter & McKinnon,  General Merchants,  New  Denver and  Silverton.  Passengers and baggage  transferred to and  from  railway depot and steamboat landing.   Freight  "lid      '   tho  hauled and job teaming done,  wood for sale.  Stovo  WII,1,UM WILSON .  .PROPRIETOR  Keep on hand at both places everything required by  the prospector, miner, and mine ownor.  WARNING NOTICE.  To whom it may concern: Notice is hereby given (hat  I, John Henry. Jr., having lawfully and regularly located  the Komolo mineral claim, situate in Hot Springs camp,  occupying ground formerly known as Early liird mineral  claim, the said Early Hird having lawfully expired on  May 18th, ISill, and the ground relocated by me, as the  Romolo mineral claim, on May 0th, 181)1.  Heing tho lawful owner of said ground, known as the  Early Bird claim, all persons are notilled that they purchase or lease the same from anyone but the undersigned  al, their own risk. JOHN  HENRY. Jk���  Miner's Certilicate No. 5i,(_l.  Ainsworth, H. 0., July 2,'frd, 18!)l.  NOTICE.  Tho owners of Silverton townsite are now in a position  to give deeds to purchasers of lots, and all parties who  have received agreements for the sale of lots arc hereby  requested to forward to tho undersigned their Una! payments, together with their agreements or copies of them,  In order that deeds may be prepared without delay.  R. II. KERR, solicitor for the t.ownsltoowners.  Now Denver, 11,0., July 2ol.li. 181)1.  SH_l?EH0LDER��rMEETING.  The general annual meeting of the shareholders of tho  Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited, will he held at.  the company's olllco in Nelson, llrilish Columbia, on  Monday. September llrd, 18111, at a o'clock p. in.  (1EOROE A, HIUELOW, Secretary.  Nelson, I . (.'., August 1st, ISill.  BAR.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets, Nelson. "We are now  running the Stanley house bar, and will bo glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON .   ORADDOCK.  GOLD AND   SILVER  EXTBACTION.  The Cassel Cold Extracting Co,, Ltd., of Gliugow.  (Tin; Mm-Art liitr-Por. st. ('yiuilili- I'min-Mi.  Is prepared to iiegotnte with mine owners and others  for the extraction of the above metals from the most refractory ores, and to (rent and report on samples up to  one ton in weight sent to its experimental works, Vancouver.   All coniniiiiik-ntioiis to lm addressed to  YV. I'ELLEVV-HARVEY, K.C.S.,  Assay and Mining Ollices, Vancouver, H. Ci.  All kinds of assay mining und analytical work undertaken  APPLICATION FOR TIMBER LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date wo  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 VVest  Kootenay:  Cuinineneii'g nt a post marked .Southeast corner pn .,  of Nelson Sawmill Company's nppllciitlnu for timber license, being the southwest comer post of Lot 282, Group  1; thence west('_ chains.moreorlcss, toKoiithwcstcorner  post; theiieonortli 150 ehnins, more or less, to northwest  corner post; thence east (K) chains, morn or less, to northeast corner post on western boundary of Lot 228, Group 1;  thence south 150 chains, more or less, on western boundary of Lots 22S and 2S2, Group 1, to place of commencement, containing !MHi acres, more or less,  Kor NELSON SAWMILL CO,, LTD.,  W. N. ltoi,. K, Manager.  Nolson, H, 0��� Mill July. I KM.  .    i%a��l  B___._*.'V  lri��*-ATf_  _������-,.�����"������������,  _��� -* ��-",.r  "-'' .if.. ���  _.���-.���:-.���. _  ::>_v,'.'.i.v  i . ft-"5 v Ai*"  '.�����**. -v ���>"  i''_*'j*1-1'"*  .... *...���.:  lJ   ��� .A   _ _    ., . _  .-'���>,"���-_������*  *;j|-.  ."��� *���_  ���.-;i'v""v',  '...*,- .���.���*  . i.��... t ��� ,���  ��� .���,���*���'��� .i-i-  r .# ���-'-*.  ���!   .r.'f-  - *     ..,  .! IJ*.  ���TT���  "I*  ���"_���_������������ m r1 ������������fi-  �����P*_**_��"*'^H_*"  _V"  n ____ _ a e__f_j_. ��n  BBS  III  Hft_  ___jy��si!  i  _?_)��  513.  ____(  ft__  THE TElBUi.E:' KELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1894.".  3  ,BrfB__Bi*___sa___i__.  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,    -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir PONALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  NELSON'   BIR-A-ICTOEL*  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       HltANCIIKS IN   LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  GltANT COM.  K KC1AI, AND TItAVUr.r-.HS' CUHIMTS,  availablo in any part of the world.  PKAKTS issukd; collections made; etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OE INTEREST (at ���)_. out) Ah Per Cent.  AN   IMPBISONED   MANEATER.  Will His Release Lead to the Discovery of a  Lost Mine?  The only confessed nianeater in the civilized world is a prisoner in the Colorado  penitentiary at Canyon City, from which  place he and some friends who know a  part of his secret hope to escape by way  of the pardoning board at a very early  date. Alfred Packer-is the name of this  cannibal. He conies of a good family and  is a well-informed, fairly educated man.  He is a nephew of ex-governor William  F. Packer of Pennsylvania, who was chief  executive of that state from 1857 to IS(K).  Why a few people in power want this  human fiend at liberty has never been  told. There is money in it, it is believed,  by the millions.  Alfred Packer was convicted on April  12th, 1883, in the district court of Hinsdale  county of the murder of Israel Swan, aud  sentenced to be hanged. The-crime.wa..  thought to have been committed on or  about the first day of March, 1874, although the bodies were not found until  August of that year, when they were  photographed���just as the dismembered,  mutilated trunks were first seen���by John  A. Randolph, attached to a Harper's  Weekly sketching party, then operating  iu that.locality. Tho prosecution proved  that while in the mountains with a party  of five others���Israel Swan, Shannon Hell,  j times Humphrey, and Prank Miller���who  had got lost on tuoir way to the San Juan  country and were making for the Los  Pinos Indian agency, Packer killed all his  companions, robbed them of their money,  aud ate flesh off their bodies, lt was  proved that he had shortly after this been  arrested on the charge of murder, but had  escaped from the officers and was not again  apprehended until shortly before the trial.  . Packer's defense was that while snowed  in among the ���mountains the provisions  of the party gave out; that win le lie was  . away from camp looking for food and an  outlet to the lower country, Shannon  I3ell killed the other four men; that on  his return to camp Bell tried to kill him,  and that he then shot Bell iu self defence.  Before the time set for Packer's execution  the supreme court decided in another case  that the legislature had inadvertently repealed every statute under which a conviction for' murder could be had. ( A  change of venue was then taken to Gunnison county, where Packer wa.s tried before one jury on live charges of manslaughter, convicted, and on August 5th,  1880, sentenced to the state penitentiary  for eight years on each count. At the  expiration' of the lirst eight years, less  . time for good behavior, the f. iends or  acquaintances possessing the secret employed attorneys to secure his release on  a writ of habeas corpus, questioning the  law as to cumulative sentences. This  was denied. .Next a commission to inquire iuto the mental condition of Packer  wa.s secured iu the hope that by this  means' he might be released, lt also  failed. Now the bold attempt i.s made to  secure the freedom of the nianeater by  asserting that he is entirely guiltless ot  the crime; that the story he last told  upon the witness stand���he has told more  than a do. en at different times���was  strictly true, and that he became a cannibal only that he might thus be able to  keep life in his own body,  It is believed everywhere in the mountains that Alfred Packer anil his live companions discovered what is known its the  Lost Aline. It is believed that the man-  eater witheld the true story iu the hopes  tliat he might sometime prolit from liis  blood-bought secret. There can be no  doubt tliat Packer has succeeded in interesting in his case certain men, who, for  obvious reasons, prefer to remain in the  background. In the last year they have  spent "money lavishly and tire now engaged in the last desperate struggle before the board of pardons.  When tpii te a young man Packer showed  a roving disposition. Still he was eour-  ageous aud daring and iu the early'7()'s  visited the Indian camps of western Colorado and eastern Utah, finally drifting to  the civilized sections of the Morniom territory. It was while in Utah that  he met the party of prospectors for  whose murder he is now in prison. It was  early known that the Uucompahgre Indians possessed large quantities of silver.  In fact they had often declared that their  supply was inexhaustible. The trappings  of their ponies, the beads about their  necks, the ornaments on their bows, etc.,  were all solid silver, but wheie it came  from was always kept a secret. Many  white men who sought to gain this information in the Indian country have never  since been hoard from, but their late can  well be imagined.  Packer iu his early wanderings about  the west had heard of these stores of In  dian wealth and, having a general idea of  the lay of the country, concluded he  would return and try his luck in searching for the Lost Mine. When a little  band of prospectors started out for Bingham, early in 187-1, he gladly joined the  party. On their way they stopped at the  camp of the noted Ute chief, Ouray, for  some weeks, when suddenly they took a  notion to move on to the Los Pinos  agency. Ouray tried to prevent this and  graphically 'depicted the peril of the  ."journey. The old chief told this at the  agency the next summer and his statements' were corroborated by Billy Evans,  who was snowed in there at the time, and  who was one of the witnesses at the last  trial.    '  After leaving Ouray the party struck  directly across the mountains toward  Los Pinos agency, but Packer was the  only one to reach the agency. He is the  only one that can tell what happened on  the' way. When he reached Los Pinos he  told many conflicting stories. The first  was tliat the other five of the party had  died from exposure: again, that they had  starved to death, and finally, taking np  the story of great privation and hunger,  related how they had decided to eat each,  other, to cast lots to see who should be  the first die to furnish food for their surviving companions; that at last the latter  course had prevailed, until llnally only  two remained, himself and Bell.  Then came the cast when Bell lost, and  was then to give up his life that Packer  might.live. When the hour arrived Bell  rebelled and, there was a desperate fight  for supremacy, which Packer won. According to his story at the time, this was  the only shedding of human blood. But  remarks dropped at odd times by Packer  had caused suspicion, and a party was organized to go in search of the missing  men, taking the survivor along as guide.  He finally refused to go toward Ouray's  camp, was placed under arrest and taken  to the nearest jail, fifty miles away, from  which'"-he soon escaped, not to be recaptured until 1883;  In July, 1871, a dog chasing through a  canyon on the Lake fork of the Gunnison  river found something that suggested  food to his canine sense. The intelligent  animal stuck to his piece of floatsam and  finally landed it in sight of his master.  The man picked it up and found it was a  piece of blanket wrapped around a human  foot, but from whence it came he could  not tell.  In August of the same year a photographer named John A. Randolph, attached to a Harper's Weekly sketching  party, was operating about jn the same  locality that had been visited by the dog.  In the same canyon he suddenly came  upon the bodies of Packer's companions.  "They were lying in a gloomy, secluded  spot, densely shaded by tall trees, at the  foot of a steep bluff near the bank of the  ������Gunnison river," says Harper's Weekly of  October 17th, 1881. "Marks of violenceou  each body indicated that a most terrible  crime had been committed there. The  bodies lay within a few feet of each other,  in their blankets and clothes. There had  been no attempt to conceal the remains.  No guns nor camping utensils were found  with them, nor a trace of any boots or  shoes. The feet were heavily bandaged  with blankets, which thoy had torn up  for that purpose."  , Accompanying the Harper's article were  illustrations of the scene of tho tragedy,  the burial place, and the remains of the  men.  When Packer first came into the agency  he had several pounds of rich ore which  he claimed the party had obtained from a  prospector they met before reaching  Ouray's camp. Why he should have kept  this with starvation staring him in the  face and so weak and faint that he could  scarcely drag one foot after the other, he  ditl not say. When first arrested he made  the statement that if the people about the  agency knew as much about the case as he  did tliey would not be so anxious to get  rid of 'him. Again, during the trial he  ���made the remark often that If fie had  been let alone he would then have had  money enough to buy every man on the  jury, and that he could easily'secure his  liberty if lie would only tell what he  knew. To many these statements were  considered as idle boasts, but there were  others to��� whom the words had a deeper  meaning.  Packer, while farming near Pueblo, under an assumed name, told Richard Edwards, a neighbor, that he knew of the  richest silver mine in the work), but that  lie did not care to go to it at that time because of the Indians. Again, while in the  vicinity of Fort Fetterman, Wyoming, he  often talked of how much money he would  have some day if all things went well.  He was then beginning to think that,  under his new name and change in appearance, he might go back to Colorado  and escape recognition, When he was  arrested ou t|ie charge of murder, people  forgot his talk,  But now comes llio most convincing  part.  Since Packer's incarceration iu prison  he has been visited by several prominent  attorneys from the east, who have conversed with him I'or days at a time.  When he would talk to his guards after  these visits, he would often say; "If I  would only tell them what I know, they  would get me out of here, but I'll stay  here and rot before I'll give up what I  have suffered,so much to gain."  Three years ago the prisoner was very  ill anil close unto death. He asked for  pen, ink, and paper that he might make a  statement before ho died. To his physician, doctor J. W, Dawson, he stated tliat  even if he died in prison he knew enough  to make hundreds of people rich, and  that he was beginning to think he would  tell his secret before he died. He made a  diagram and map of the country wherein  the'murders were committed, aud wrote  a descriptive letter, but would not give  up his manuscript. As soon as there was  a change for the better .he burned the  letter but kept the map, and possibly  Htih has it.  When governor Adams was occupying  lhe gubernatorial chair, he was one day  approached by a man with whom he was  slightly acquainted, who tried to induce  him to pardon Packer. He said their was  untold wealth behind the nianeater, because he knew of the greatest body of  silver ore in the world, but the governor  would not even listen to the proposition.  There is much speculation in Colorado  among people not interested one way or  another in the final outcome of this case.  It must not be forgotten that many good  folk have always believed in Packer's innocence of crime. That is, they do not  believe that he murdered his companions.  .They take his last story as the true solution of that awful experience in the fastness of the mountains, and believe he  only lived upon human flesh as a last necessity. Some say they can cite, many  similar experiences in the first mad rush  to California in 1819, while others quote  as absolute truth the story Bret Harte  told in "Gabriel Conroy." Everybody almost believes in the lost mine story, and  predict that if Packer is pardoned he will  soon have at his command the wealth of a  Croesus.  At the last meeting of the state board  of pardons he would probably have been  released had it not been for general (?)  Charles Adams, alias Schwaubeek, who  was'-at the Los Pinos agency at the time  Packer was brought there under arrest,  and who probably knows as little about  the crime as any man in Colorado. Adams  has become possessed of the silly idea  that Packer will immediately kill him on  boing released from the penitentiary, and  fearing that the hitter's application for  liberty was to be considered, lie addressed  a letter to the board, reciting his fears  ancL declaring he would hold the state  responsible for any harm that might befall him in case tho nianeater was released from custody. .���������.*���  This statement is absurd, and governor  Waite being opposed to capital punishment or long sentences, besides being in  sympathy with all men suffering imprisonment, Packer's chances for pardon are  exceedingly good.  PARAGRAPHS   ABOUT   MEN.  Thomas Edison, the inventor, has never  carried a watch in his life. He says he  never wanted to know the time.  Matthew Dawson, who trained lord  Rosebery's Derby winner, Lad as, trained  Thorniaiiby to win.the Derby thirty-four  years ago. Between these dates horses  trained by him won the event three times.  The fact is not very well known that  Rudyard Kipling is not of pure Caucasian  extraction. One of his parents was a  Eurasian, or half-caste, ancl the fractional  proportion of native blood that flows  through his veins i.s just one-fourth.  Giuseppe Bandi, the Leghorn editor  who was killed by an anarchist, poniard  in revenge for his denouncing anarchists  iu general and tho assassination of Carnot  in particular, was one of Garibaldi's  "thousand heroes of Marsala," who conquered Sicily for the Italian people.  The ruler of Coburg, better known as  the duke of 'Edinburgh, is a man of'-many  hobbies. Among them must be counted  his curious mania for collecting miniature  silver ships. At the present time he is  the proud possessor of a fleet numbering  considerably over fifty..  Denys Puech, whose marble figure of  the Seine has led 'many French people to  look upon him as "the hope of-the young  art" of France, is the son of one of the  poorest peasants of France���a farm .mud  who had struggled against poverty with  one cow, half a dozen sheep, and a tiny  bit of land in the south of France. The  son began to model figures in clay when a  small boy, ancl passed years in the direst  poverty until lie worked his way to Paris.  It has been said that the knighting of  Augustas Harris, the well-known theatrical manager of London, was a democratic  trick to hold up the nobility to ridicule,  but that is untrue. He was in the line of  promotion and the government could not  help itself. Harris is the best advertised  man in London. If a volcano catches  fire in Borneo he writes to the papers all  about it. adding a rider that he will open  a new sjiow at' P. ury Lane on Tuesday  week,  Sir Charles Russell, the new lord chief-  justice of England, is an Irishman and a  Roman Catholic. He breaks a long line  of precedent in being the.first member of  the Church of Rome to attain his present  exalted place since the clays of tiie English Reformation, Sir Charles is just  sixty-one years old. He was made a  queen's counsel in 1872, a member of parliament in 1880, and attorney-general in  1880. His salary as lord chief-justice is  sixty thousand dollars a year.  Cardinal Rampolla is now looked upon  as the almost certain successor of Leo the  Thirteenth. Three years ago cardinal  1 .irocchi was looked upon as the coming  man. Then cardinal La Salbetta was  mentioned, and then cardinal Simeoni  and San Felice, and then the name of car--  dinal Lavigerie, the apostle of Home  against the African slave trade tind Tippo  Tib, pushed all the others to the rear.  Hut Lavigerie is dead, and llampolla is  tiie man of the hour. Horn iu Sicily, he  is still in the fifties as to age, and his  training has been at once severe and  thorough.    To Sterlize Milk.  To sterlize or pasturi/e milk, take a tin  pail and have made for it a false bottom  perforated with holes, and having legs  half an inch high to allow circulation of  the water. Tho bottle of milk to be  treated is set on this false bottom and the  pail is filled with water until it reaches  the level of the surface of the milk iu the  bottle, A hole may be punched in the  cover of the bottle, in which a cork is inserted ami the thermometer is put  through the cork so that the bulb dips to  the milk and the temperature can thus  be watched without removing tho cover.  This water is then heated until the milk  reaches a temperature of 15. degrees  Fahrenheit, when it is removed from the  heat and allowed to cool gradually. A  temperature of 155 degrees maintained  for half an hour is sufficient to destroy  any germs likely to be present in the milk  anil it is found in practice that raising the temperature fo 155 degrees and  then allowing it to stand in the heated  water until cool insures the proper temperature I'or the required time.  This will answer for milk that is to be  used within a day or two, inasmuch as  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.  this degree of heat will destroy the disease germs, but for milk that is to be kept  indefinitely the process must be repeated  a second and third time, twenty-four  hours apart, to destroy the spores of the  germs. For this purpose the temperature  must be raised to 185 degrees and 205 degrees on each of three consecutive days.  Milk sterilized by the first rule is said  to be less nutritious and more difficult to  digest than when untreated, but by the  latter process there is neither a change in  flavor nor in the relation of the constituents.  Experiments, it is reported, are being  made in France for freeing milk of disease  germs and keeping it sweet without affecting the digestibility. By these, "milk  taken fresh from the cow, placed in a receptacle with compressed oxygen, and  finally stored in 25-gallon cans at a pressure of two atmospheres, will travel for  months and remain in perfect condition;  will stand a temperature almost to boiling without coagulating.  The Fuse was Too Long.  A writer in the Washington Star gives  his experience in the coal mines during  the .strike. Ifo says; "Tho two days I  spent in the Hocking valley, Ohio, coal  district taught me a lesson in regard to  the miners being thoroughly reckless.  There was a coal train coming up the valley, the engineer, fireman, and trainmen  being known to everyone of the little  band of strikers time had collected at a  wooden bridge over wliich the train must  pass. The trainmen had not received  orders to quit and were gritty and had  determined to put the train through.  Several militiamen were on the train and  kept back the strikers. About a quarter  of tt mile down the line from the bridge  the strikers halted the train and told tiie  engineer that he must not pull that train  through.    lie said he would.  "'Come down, Jim,' sang out one of the  strikers, 'we know you too well to harm  you. Come down. Wo have a keg of  powder on that bridge up there and when  tho boys see you coming they are going to  light tiie fuse.'  ���"All right,' replied the engineer: 'I've  promised to pull this train through, and  through she goes.'  "With those words ho opened the  throttle and the train dashed on. The  strikers saw the train coming and lit the  fuse. I held my breath in dismay, waiting for the shock as the train reached the  bridge. On and over it went and as the  last car cleared the structure, bang! went  the powder and the bridge was blown to  atoms. The fuse was about a quarter of  an inch too long."  AND ALL KINDS  OISTING AND  PLANTS FOR  CORRESPONDENCE  SOLICITED.  The Jenckes Machine Company  SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC.  AIR COMPRESSORS  OK  TIIK   MOST   Kl . .CIKXT   AM)   K'CO.N'O.M IOAI,  TVI'K.  "SLUGGER" AND "GIANT"  AIR   DRILLS   FOR   MINES.  S_N I>   FOI!   ('ATAUM'I.'I .  The Canadian   Rand  Drill  Company,  SHEEEEOOKE,   QUEBEC.  Ki'itl .1 OoIiim.jIii A.cncy:   li.." Cordova Sired, Vancouver. KaMern A.cncy:   111 Victoria .*.|imr i\ .Montreal,  The Pulsometer Steam Pump  The Handiest, Simplest, and  Most Efficient Steam Pump  FOR   MINING   PURPOSES.  Pulsometer Steam Pump Company, New York, U. S.  II "PI !���   ���  I I.-  I  <l  [' l"  .v i ._*���  ,,.*... ..���..  "���N.      ���   ���  I      .  *   ��������  .-       <".  _       *���������     ������  'I .il,        *  _���-:,  __ ��� \n��  ��� i  ���-     - i. ���  ' y*. <  ���rrjr-  ��� !����������_������_ ''  liliM"   ���'  .      IM l_   ������.     .  _    li  . r sf- j__3__.SP__Tflias' __SJ ��_t> ___��.______*& ___'_r____8^____^ ..WJ4re_i:'iu^"t .5.:. .^__':_v^  THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C��� SATURDAY, AUGUST h 139 .  ____*_�����__���_��  . iii nr-Y. nrr _rv-_tt. nianiwi __�� __��� _ ��� v.__n m ��� at- ��� - - ��� ��� . - >������> i  VERNON  STREET,  NELSON,  and are selling  ip e  ��  ware,  SOUTH  KOOTENAY   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  Kor tho weak endisi.   Auk*, t, "'������'I. lliu ore shipments  from .South Kooteniiy were:  J.e. lioi mine, Truil Creek distrieL  ill' tons  The ore wus shipped to Tucoma, Wushiiiy. on. und was  of the approximate value of S^TUO.  .    .LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.     ,.  George H. Naden of the Nelson Sawmill  Company returned yesterday from a trip to Sloean distriet. II .reports tho wu. on road in good condition all  tho way from Kaslo to Three Forks, and that there is  some little building aettvity at lhe latter plaee.  Everyone in Nelson, Balfour, Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth, and Kaslo tliat ha-i nothing else to do has  gone a-fishing. The Nelson people go down along the  Kootenay and camp out; the people of the other towns  take to. the ereeks that Mow into Kootenay lake. The  pior devils that have something to do stay at home and  swear at importunate creditors.  John  Ay ton . Gibson, the boss (lorieul-  turist of Nelson and a man who believes that the policy  of protection is ruining Canada, i.s oil' on his regular bimonthly trip to Kaslo. '  The wires of the eleetrie light company  arc strung on Hall, Vernon, Josephine, and linker streets:  the dynamo is at the city wharf; the power-house is enclosed : and if no mishap occurs, light-will be turned on  by thciOth.  A. JL Buchanan, manager of the'Bank  of Montreal's branch at Nelson, is at the coast.  "Bob" Green, ex-mayor of Kaslo and  the leader of the opposition forces in and about that city,  was in Nelson on Monday. Me reports Kaslo still doing  a fair share of lhe trade of the Slocan country.  .John L. Retallack  of Kaslo, one of the  generals of the government party in South Kootenay,  spent nineteen hours in Nelson the fore part of the week  getting pointers as how to carry the next election.  Mrs.  Hume. Mrs.   Van wart," and" "Miss  Hume, mother and sisters of .red Hume, arrived at  Xelson on ���Saturday'Inst' from Kredericlon, New I"runs-  wiuk. Mrs. Hume and Miss Hume will make their home  at Nelson.  For   hitting a man''named Carl  Axel  Sodcrgren over (he head with a bottle of beer. at. Ainsworth, on Sunday last, a man named William . rankliu  "Whets cr was given sixty days iu the county jail at hard  labor by stipendiary magistrate Sprout., at Nelson, on  Wednesday.  Sixty-odd suits have been entered  by  the registrar of tho county court at Nelson since the May  .session.   The next session will commence at Nelson on  the KSth instant.  ."Is Christianity a Failure?" is the subject announced for treatment at Llie Methodist service in  the public school house on Sunday evening. Service  will also be held in the morning. The hours are 11 a.m.  and 7. 0 p.ni.  K. 11. Atherton of Watson was in Nelson  the fore part of the week stocking up. He has not decided  as to whether he will remain at Watson, but in tho meantime he will be found at the "root-house," in which lie  saved a portion of his goods.   Ho had SI;V_ insurance.  Jack Lowes of Throe Forks was back in  Nelson on Tuesday. He reports that a few hundred dollars' worth of case goods wa; saved in It. I . Lemon's cellar by the falling in of the dirt roof. I lo took back several  ��� tons"'of general merchandise, aud expected to have  Lemon's store running by the middle of next week. Moth  Crane & Lowes and C. liowen will reopen their hotels in  tents.  ���'Billy" Perdue returned tt) Nelson on  Wednesday from a trip to Three Forks He found his  slaughter-house, in wliich ho had his feed stored, still  stand ng. although the tire was burning all around it.  He sold the feed, and reckons his loss at "JIMO, the cost of  his meat-market building.  At the regular meeting of   Kootenay  Lodge, No. IB. I. 0. Q.'V. on Monday evening, July :. . 1,  the following olliccrs were installed for the ensuing  term by George Aldou.. D.D.G.M.: .1. Fred Hume, N.O.;  _ I. ,J. McGrath, V.G.: George K. Naden, Sec; William  Hodson, Per. Sec; I\ II. C. Turner, Treas.; James Necl-  ands. U.S.N.G.; Andrew Hlonifiuist. L.S.N.G.; John M.  Koofer. W.; I . (!. Arthur, C: Fred Jcll'ors, K.S.S.; G. H.  Col well, L.S.S.: Fred Hurry, O.G.; J. II. Mathoson, I.G.;  George Aldou . H.S.V.G.: C. Olson. L.S.V.G. At the  close of the lodge, J. Fred lliutii! invited llie members to  a supper at the Silver King hotel.  The supporters of Mr. Buchanan resident at Kaslo have organized a club, wilh the avowed  object of controlling the distribution of government  "pap"and patronage in South Kootenay. They do not  propose to give even Duncan City and Hykert's any say  in tli _ matter, yet both places were as solid I'or the government as was Kaslo.  Miss Maxwell and Miss Instampof Dun-  doe, Scotland, were at Nelson on Wednesday. Unfortunately for (hem, they left all their personal ofleets on the  steamer Columbia which was destroyed by lire on Thursday morning.    A 'Jo-pound box of peaches for .1.0 at C. KauH'man's.  Steamer Columbia Burned.  Ju South Kootenay, the lirst half of the  year ISOI will be long remembered a.s one  of mishap and disaster. First came lire  then _ Hood, and what was left by the  flood is now being wiped out by fire. The  latest disaster is the burning of the  steamer Columbia, while tied tip at a  wood-nile a short distance above Waneta.  Little is known at Nelson regarding the  cause of the fire. It is said that the fire  Avas discovered at I:80 o'clock Thursday  morning, and the crew and passengers  had not time to save their effects. There  were five passengers aboard and between  twelve and fifteen of tons freight. The  Columbia was built at Little I.alios in  the spring of ISill, but owing to faulty  construction only made a trip or two that  year. She was taken to Kevelstoke and  strengthened, and since has been considered the best of the C. 6c K. S. N. Co.'s  fleet. She had largo carrying capacity  and ample power, and was well fitted for  tho trade in which she was engaged. The  cost of the boat wa.s in llie neighborhood  of .."50,000.   She was insured for !. I .,()()().  The Lytton will  be placed on the run  between Kevelstoke and Northport.  Begin at the Bottom  and Work Up.  Sir Henry Parks on being  interviewed  on   the  prospects for young men in Australia declared that almost every place is  jiIloci and gives a  most discouraging ac  count of things. He says a young man going to Australia must forget that he has  ancestors, and be prepared to take, his  chances with the workingmau; that if he  carries five hundred or a thousand-pounds  he ought to put it in bank until he buys  his experience; that the moneys-will be oi  jio use to hi m until he knows the colonies;  that the qualities" which finally'sueceeed  ire there, as anywhere else, common  sense, perseverance, and health, and these  with a'little education, .offer' young men  .t fair chance to eventually be successful  in Australia.. He further says the world  is growing too luxuriant, and cites an instance. "A gentleman some time ago  asked me to get a position for his son,  and'-when I pointed out to him how my  own "son was working, he sa'id, 'But my  son lias been delicately brought up.'" He  closes the interview by saying that there  is no place in Australia for people who  will not begin at the bottom and work up.  Beauty at the Bath.  The soul of the milliner is concentrated  on bathing-dresses. For it is given out from  the costiimers of Paradise that, this year,  there is really to be a change of fashions  in such suits���how radical remains to be  proved.   The law has been laid down that  the ideal suit is the one which, in its revelations, goes to the line where propriety  steps in with the warning "thus far and  no further."   Last year's suits embraced  skirts which often   muffled   the  aijkles.  Tliese skirts hampered the action of the  legs in swimming, and when they were  made of silk, they had a way of ballooning which gave the wearer the appearance  of a toadstool, with her outer garment  floating round her and hiding none of the  charms it was intended to conceal.   Now  the rule is peremptory that the skirt shall  end a couple of inches above,  and  the  drawers, or knickerbockers, a couple of  inches   below   the   knee.   They may  be  made of flannel in any color, or of ser^e,  or black alpaca, which is becoming quite  popular, as it sheds the water, does not  cling to the figure like flannel, ancl keeps  its place  wet or dry.    Suits of silk are  seen at the watering places; but as they  are ruined  when  they are wet, they are  generally worn by ladies  who take sun  baths and  not  water baths.   They  are  gene-rally tight fitting and are worn over  corsets, which are not donned to compress  the figure, but merely to give it a comely  shape.   A blouse which  has been much  admired at Narragansett is made of black  serge, with white trimmings and a deep  collar and   fancy neck   piece.    Another  blouse, which was seen at the same place,  was of mohair, and garments of the same  material have been exhibited at the Jersey watering places.    But mohair, while  it sheds the water, is apt to be lifted by  the waves ami to stay on the surface instead of fulfilling its duty of hiding the  body above the knee, and this defect will  probably be fatal to its use.    ^ret another  blouse, which was displayed in the trousseau of a bride, was of white liberty silk.  It was nine-gored, corded with blue, and  was of the regulation  length.   Jielow it  were  full Turkish  trousers of blue silk,  trimmed   with   lace  and   fastened   over  white, open-worked silk stockings by silver garters.    Under it was an ordinary  corset, held in place by a blue silk belt.  The stockings tapered   to silk   slippers.  One wonders what such  a costume will  resemble after a tussle with the waves.  Sawmills.  There will be no end of .sawmills in the  Slocan country if the mills that are talked  of are put in. It is said that the Arnold  mill at Watson will be moved to a point  on Sea ton creek near Three Forks; that  the (Jenelle mill at Nakusp will be moved  to a point on Carpenter creek; that the  company that is building the concentrator  on Carpenter creek has a sawmill on the  way in from Toronto; that the Nelson  Sawmill Company will put in a portable  .mill near Three Forks; etc.; etc. Vet, is  there business enough to justify the putting in of so many mills?  Why He Met Him.  Bob Ingersoll once called upon the Rev.  Phillips Brooks, and the great preacher  received liim at once, although he had declined to see many distinguished preachers. "Why have you shown me this  marked distinction?" inquired pope Bob.  "The reason is simple," repliedi Dr.  Brooks; "if those preachers (lie, I'll be  sure: Lo meet them again in heaven;  whereas, had you gone away and died, I  should never' have met you again. I  thought I had better take no chances."  Both DIh_tu. tied.  The editor of The Miner is disgruntled,  lie is dissatisfied at the result of the election; he is dead sure that the water sup  plied the people of Nelson is impure; he  finds fault with George Arthur Bigelow,  a mail as genial as a May morning in  Italy; and he iti. surprised that Chinese  washermen should have such outlandish  names. The readers of The Miner are  also disgruntled, They object to being  told so much about the doings of people  in Australia and Morocco and so little  about the doings of people with whom  tliey are acquainted.  PERSONAL   PARAGRAPHS.  The income of Henry Lobouchere from  London Truth is estimated at fifty thousand dollars a year.  'William Waldorf Astor, who has become a British..subject, has been nominated for a J. P. of Middlesex county,  England. It is said that this is a step to  a baronetcy.  Mr. Gladstone has an income of two  hundred and fifty thousand dollars per  annum. And yet the possession of such a  great fortune, much of which was acquired during years of service as the  most powerful figure' in the British government, has never raised suspicion  against him.  One of lord Coleridge's peculiarities was  his habit, when on circuit, of strolling  round and round the court in order to  keep himself awake. This was a frequent  practice of his when sitting late to finish  a case, and was extremely disconcerting  to the counsel who happened to be addressing him.  W. II. Lair}law, who recently won a suit  against Russell Sage, the millionaire, .ruin juries received from a bombshell against  which Mr. Sage used him as a shield, i.s  about to bring another suit for slander,  on the ground that Mr. Sage has, since  the verdict, been speaking of him as a  black-mailer.  J:'resident Gonipers of the Federation of  Labor i.s a cigarinaker by trade and rolled  the weed from the time he was ten years  old until nearly fifty. Evans, his chief  assistant, is a coal miner. McGuire of the  executive board of the federation is a carpenter and joiner. Gonipers is a short,  thick-set, dark-complexioned man, with a  bushy head of hair and marked features.  He is of Jewish stock.  President Casiinir-1'erier is quite as  short as his-predecessor, M. Sadi Carnot,  and just as dapper, carefully brushed,  pomaded, ancl groomed. He acquired his  legion of honor by an act of conspicuous  gallantry during the Franco-Prussian war.  when he was decorated for rescuing, under  a storm of bullets, his .mortally wounded  commanding officer. M. Casimir-Perier  received from his father the snug legacy  of forty millions of francs, and has since  added largely to his fortune. His salary  and allowances amount to two hundred  and forty thousand dollars a year.  Li Hung Chang, the "Bismarck of  China," premier of the Chinese government, is a remarkable man at seventy-  four. He is six I'eet two inches in height.  His cream-colored face has few wrinkles,  his eyes are black and piercing, and his  cheeks are rosy, partly due to health and  partly due to the application of electricity, taken daily for facial paralysis.  His costume is gorgeous and costly/and  he wears a largo ring of diamonds ancl  opals. He Avorks twelve hours a day,  sleeps five hours, anrl takes plenty of exercise. His exercise consists of exactly  five thousand steps taken in his garden,  for he is very methodical, anrl is copying  the Chinese alphabet. As the language  contains forty tlmusanrl characters, this  is no small task.  The CaineroiiK of Pennsylvania have  always been lucky in politics. Senator  Cameron's father was elected to the  United States senate in 1817). He was  Lincoln's first secretary of war, later  American minister to Russia, and, after  that, three times reelected to the senate.  Mis son Donald began his political life in  his father's old position of secretary of  war. When he left this office his father  resigned from the senate, and the son was  chosen to fill his place, anrl since then has  been three times reelected. Mere are two  cabinet portfolios, a foreign mission, and  seven terms in the United States senate,  all held by father and son in two generations.  THIS    WEEK'S    NBW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  ,1. Krai Hume & Co., Nolson  out sale.  (i.   A.  Iii'kl'Iow, secreliiry,   Nelson-  holders'annual ineotiiiK'.  ���Slack & Melionalil, Thompson   Notiee of application  for liquor license.  Announcement of closing  Notice  of  share-  Application for Liquor License.  The uii'lcrsiKiicil heroljy L'ive notice Unit they Intend  applyiiiK for a license to_ll liquor at retail ul their hotel  at thi! town of Thompson, iu Trail CrcokdiviHlon of West  ICootenay district, Drill*, ('oliin. ilu.  THOMAS STACK,  f_ Mi'J'ONAM>.  Killed, Thompson. IU',, July i'Ih. I .U,  ��  We are making ready for a dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21 st) will offer our entire stock of Dry-  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  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?  I_F   SO   CALL  -A.T  TURNER BROTHERS, Houston Block  Good assortment of Newspapers, Magazines, Candies, and Children's Toys always on hand.  SEASONABLE  AT THE  Postoffice Store  Fine Neglige Shirts in Silk, Silk and Wool, Flannel and Cotton.  Summer Underwear in Mosaic and Natural Wool. Hosiery,  Suspenders, Ties, Collars, Cuffs.  STEAW _EET_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 RAILWAflN  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  EBBATB   ALLOWED   FOE   G-OOTD   _3TJII._DI_srC3-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  APPLY   POP.   PRICES,   MAPS,   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.  Houston  Block, Nelson.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler.  CHICAG-O, ii_x_iisrois.  Concentrating  Machinery:  Blake Crushers and Comet Crushers.  Crushing Rollers and Finishing Hollo...  Plunger Aigs and Colloni Jigs, wood anrl iron boxes.  Frue Vanner and Finbrey Concentrators.  Fvan's, Collom's, and Rittenger's Slime Tables.  Trommel;-. Screen and Phnched Plates.  Ore Samplers and (.rinders.  Smelting Machinery:  Water Jacket Furnaces  for Copper and  Lead  Ores.  Slag Cars and Pots.    Bullion Cars and Pots.  Lend Moulds and Ladles.   Crucible Tongs.  Blast Pipes and Water Tuyeres.  Patterns for all kinds of Ileverberatory and Matte  Furnaces. Machinery for the Systematic Treatment of Ores, by the Leaching Process.  Hoisting   and   Pumping   Machinery   and   Wire   Rope  Tramways.  ..���J."!  .'In'-  ������r  'i  TT  _���-���  I*-,.���;���:  .-.  TITTT.      Pl_l l_  I|l  ���!.      _|."'.|iM ��������� y.  I ���  "f    1  .      l  ..;. h  >':.���'  '*t:  II,!.  4  ,1  ���   I  "I "  ���t;- -���������r  ���i^�� i...  ii        *").  In;

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