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 Presents an Unequalled  Field for the Developer  of   Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper,   Lead, and  Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in  Producing Mines.  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Koote-,  nay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  S.X.OND   YEAR.-NO.  NELSON,  BRITISH:   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,   DECEMBER -JO,   1893.  ONE  DOLLAR  A. YEAR.  TRAIL   CREEK   MINING   RESUME.  FAIRLY GOOD PROGRESS   MADE DURING  THE YEAR JUST CLOSED.  Trial Shipments Prove the Ore to be or a Grade  That will Pay and of a Character Easily  Treated.  ,   TiiAii,,  Decern her 1. th. IS!):*.  Marly   in   the    season   private   parties  started a.nd the govern ment completed a  Wilson road from the town of Trail to the  mines, seven miles in length.    It was built  on business principles,   and   though costing but $:*()()()  is  a  good road.    The first  heavy freight, hauled over il: was a. boiler,  engine,  and  Burleigh   drill   I'or the  War  Eagle mine.    Ten thousand   dollar., were  spent, or misspent, on that property, and  the result was two long tunnels  without/  ore, and tho company dropped the bond.  During tbe fall thesanie company, or pari  of it. again took hold of the property, and  under proper management a  continuous  ore body, N feet wide, ca.rrying $10 in gold  to the ton has been  found   and   followed.  A small force  is working and   will   work  all winter.  In the early partof theyear the shafton  the Le Hoi was ...tended to a depth of  '_()() feet. During the summer levels were  run from the bottom of this shaft 70 feet  each way on the vein, exposing a, large ore  body of belter quality than at the.surface.  Water coining in too i'reely to handle with  windlass, the mine was allowed to fill up.  During (.he fall the company commenced  shipping thedump and some surface ore,  and the results were so good thai hoisting  and pumping machinery were put in and  winter supplies laid in I'or thirty men aud  three teams. It i.s the intention to both  sink and drift aud to ship ore extensively  all winter. I'ptodato the shipments aggregate ���_.")() tons.  A bond was taken on the .Josie by some  Spokane parties early iu (lie summer, and  about $1000 was spent iu exploiting the  properly.  They  had varying success, but;  at the end had a nice vein of very good  ore. Owing lo the financial stringency  the work was slopped. Sixty tons of the  (ire were shipped early iu December, and  Ou the returns depends its future as a  shipping mine.  On the Xickle Plate ."50 feet has been  sunk under -the. difficulties-of lack of  -money-' and .abundance .of water. The  vein i.s a .small-one (about IS inches-'wide),  but carries the richest pyritie ore in the  camp, averaging $115 in gold per ton. One  carload of the ore was shipped early in  .December, but the returns have not; yet  been received. The owners propose to  work a small force all winter.  Two men worked steadily all summer on  the O K, and the -result is a tunnel about  ��� ".1:10 feet long and an uprise .of about "70  feet. The vein i.s a continuous one and  the ore all good, with some spots of marvelous richness. This' vein has been developed, and the owners supported by a,  hand mortal', about $-1000 being ������milled"  in the mortar during one week in September. On the dump there are about 2.">()  tons of ore. -which if the weather allows,  will be shipped this winter to the Tacoma  smelter. There are many new and odd  L-on'ibiuations of ore in this 'mine, namely,  free gold with copper pyrites, free gold in  '���massive galena, free gold in /.inc blende,  and occasionally a combination of them  all with a. dot or thread of native silver.  What this vein may carry at a great  depth is beyond the knowledge of the experts, but all are unanimous in the belief  that it would be a good thing to have in  the family.  Several hundred dollars have been expended in surface work on the Cliff, anil  the vein is exposed for the full length of  the claim, showing a strong ore body  varying -I I'eet to Hi feet in width with assays ranging from $10 to $S0 per ton in  gold.  The .Mountain View, a- location on the  same vein, but nearly a mile backward  from the Cliff, shows a vein for 700 i'eet iu  length, at no place less than 20 feet in  width, and ranging iu gold assays from $8  to $80. A 100-pound piece from this claim  sent to the World's Fair, sampled $72 in  gold. The vein on which these two claims  are located crops out strongh for eight  claims (about 10.000 feet), and at no place  in (he entire length can a piece of ore be  found that does not give a gold assay. Its  length aud its si/.e indicate permanence,  and many believe it will prove to be the  best lode in Hritish Columbia.  There are many other locations of  promise in the district, on which no development work, oilier than the annual  assessment, has been done. In nearly  every case these claims have improved,  either in (pinlily or (|tiantity of ore.  There has been a little, activity at the  town of Trail during the fall, the Le Hoi  company having built, extensive stables.,  store-houses and a mess-house, and several  private parties having erected residences.  Might men and two teams are busily employed building a wharf for all stages of  water. When completed it will be _���_)()  feet long and .">() I'eet wide. It is being  built by the Le Hoi company and Topping  ��.. Ilaniia. 11 is utili/.ed as fast as built,  lis ten tons of ore per day are being delivered upon it.  Altogether (he Traili es have no cause  to be despondent, and they will enter into  the virgin doors of ISOl'with a partial  realization of their past desires ttnd  bright hope for the future.  F. S. Toim-inc*.  An Impending War of Giants.  (���'eneral  sir   Archibald   .Alison's article  in   the   December  number of Blackwood  draws attention  to  the  fact  that while  .Franco   has   been   increasing   her   army  more rapidly than Oerinany. though sl*e  has been moving ut a, slower pace, is able  to continue her present rate of progress  for many years to come.    We are. iu the  opinion, of   this  authority,   slowly   but  surely   progressing   towards  a   ������war of  giants."    Tlml this struggle will Iind Hus-  sia and Franco on the one side, and (ier-  many, Austria and  Italy ou the other, is,  he  considers,   evident   from   the   present  locali/.ation   of   (he   various   forces.    He-  forring  to the   Hussian  army, sir Archibald   finds  that out  of a   total   foice of  nearly a  million. 7SI.000 men are  massed  on the ('erman frontier and in the reserve  behind it:  whilst Odessa and  the Crimea  are held and  Conslantinople watched by  only XO.OOO:   and  the  Caucasus  occupied  anil   the Turkish   frontier iu Asia  Minor  observed by HO.OOO; while in the  whole of  Transctispia. along the Afghan anil Chinese frontiers, there are only ill,000, aud  on and about the sea of Japan some 12,000.  From   a   general   survey of  the  dispo-ii-  tion of Hussia's forces, sir Archibald Alison   comes   to  the conclusion,  first,  that  she is straining evory nerve to mass men  on her Polish frontier, so a.s to be able, in  conjunction   with  France,   to  crush   Germany,  even   thout-h   aided    by   flanking  Austria   and   distnnt   Jtaly:    next,   that  until  this contest is over, Hussja- has determined to give up designs on Constantinople; and finally, that she has no  present intention of making- any move upon  Afghanistan or India,.   When the German  system  attains  its full   development, sir  Archibald   estimates   that  her available  trained   force   for   war    will    reach   the  enormous   number of -l.'-iOO.OOO  men.    At  pie-sent; he reckons that the dual alliance  (Fra ice and Hnssiii) has in peace 3 2.0(0  men under arms more than the triple alliance (Germany.  Austria, and   Italy), but  that the latter has iu war the superiority  by .0 .,000.   Boastful New Brunswiclcers.  The New Hruuswiekers resident at Nelson never tire of sounding the praises of  their native province. J. Fred Hume and  Aaron II. Kelly are both natives of New  Brunswick, and when they get together  there is usually some tall talk. Vostorday  they were together in Fred's dry goods  store and the talk was on the subject of  remarkable families. As Fred is a family  man himself he knew more about the subject than Aaron, but the latter had been  reading the St. John Sun and was posted  about the challenge issued by a boot and  shoe manufacturer of that city who offers  to match eight brothers in his employ, in  any kind of an iithlo.t.ic contest, agninstu  like number of brothers from any town iu  Camilla. The fact that any man had iu  Ins employ eight brothers is of itself  enough to make the average New Bruns-  wicker swell up.with pride, but that they  were all ���'big" men was not admitted until  the figures were prod need. Mr. Kelly had  the names, ages, and weights- at liis  tongue's end, and they were as follows:  Amos Wood. 1-1 years of age, ISO'pounds:  James Wood, -12 years of age, 220 pounds;  William Wood,-10years of age, 200 pounds:  Harry Wood, 3H years of age.' 250 pounds;  diaries .Wood. .0 years of age, ISO pounds;  Peter Wood, ... years of age, 170 pounds;  Samuel Wood. 2!) years of age 10S pounds;  George-Wood, 20 years of age, 100 pounds.  " Well. ' said J. Fred, when the list was  gone through with, "j may not be able to  put eight boys in the field for an  athletic contest, but I believe I"will live  to see the day when I can .stand iu a row  eight of the finest girls in J. ritish Columbia." "V'es: Fred, and judging by the  weight of your last, they won't be lightweights, either," was the retort of  Aaron 11.  NEW   DENVER   MASS   MEETINGS.  Ainsworth District Still in It.  G. B. Wright and Charlie Olson of Ainsworth were in Nelson yesterday, and both  gave TllK Tuiih'.vk pointers as to the happen ings in the district of which they are  pioneers and in which they have yet unlimited faith. The Number One lessees  are making preparations to erect a concentrator at that mine. The concentrator  plant at; Bossburg. "Washington, has been  purchased, and it will be shipped over the  Nelson <.. Kort Sheppard as soon as it can  be pulled down. Mv. Abeling. who came  over from the Cicur d'Alene country to  set up the plant, says it will be in operation inside ninety days: but if it is running in a hundred and twenty, he will be  doing well. At Bossburg the plant was  run by sleain: here it will be run by both  steam and water power, the water being  taken from a fork of Cedar creek. Ore  has been struck in flic lower tunnel in the  .Mile Point, and if is of much higher grade  than that shipped from the upper tunnel.  Tin; first ore taken out was sampled and  assays of'-{'J. and il()0 ounces in silver obtained. The Nu in bur One mine is connected with the town by telephone.  Obituary.  Another pioneer of southern Kootenay  has crossed the dark river. "Jack" -Buchanan died of pneumonia, at the hospital  at Nelson at noon on Thursday. He had  been working at tin-Silver King mine for  the last two months on a contract, along  with ���".Mike" Landrigan and ** Ike" Loug-  heed, and was brought to Nelson but a  few days before his death. lie was a  native of Peterborough, Ontario, and has  been a resident of West Kootenay since  liSiS.1. I Air the last five years he followed  prospecting and mining, and at the time  of his death had interests in several mining claims in Nelson and Slocan districts,  ".lack" was of a social disposition and at  times allowed his convivial habits to get  the best of him: but he was never quarrelsome and was well liked by his intimates. His funeral ou Kriday was well  attended, the services being conducted by  Rev. Air. Birks of thu Methodist church.  He was aged IS years.  Resolutions Passed that Contain More or Less  Merit.  The people of New Denver are, at last,  unanimously kicking for what they, believe their town is entitled to, and atmass  meetings have passed resolutions denouncing the postal authorities, suggesting amendments to the mineral and lien  acts, favoring judicial reforms, and declaring that the mining recorders and gold  commissioners should be elected by free  niiners. Koilowing are a few of the resolutions adopted:  I'OSTAI.  I'.M'U.rl'IKS.  TliaL u-liui-fiis, i.lio Klucun ininiiiK division of 'llril isli  Coluniliiii (-inn riliiiluK mil lo*-s tli'iin .KMadiiy in ox<;i-,e  mul _ii.-f.ums Until-.-, to 111 _ Dominion koviti'iiikiiii, and  ruccivcn lilllu linl pn-Ual service in ������I'tiirn, lliu '-il.iy.ons nf  Sow I'-inur ftignmlixo lliti ntuiihoni nnd i'_*>(,'tt tri r_-  fiiwil of Lliu postal niitlioi'ili.s to give lliij riisii-i.L inor.  t list ti (isii' mail ii ireuk asa pit'coul' Marram iniiinily; tlioy  loarn with the. il__p_-l rcsuntnicnl Unit, an iiiTiiiiguMi.iil  liim now* been made lo send the- mail in from Kaslo only  nunc ii wuuk mi a si ii (jo which mul.* (he .journey nv.ry  day in I ho \vu.l-, and could u-isily curry thu mail every  day: t.liey appeal lo all towns and public bodies inn-rusted  in I'ritisli Columbia lo aid Ilium in their struggle against,  st,ill-nui:l-e(l ollicials: Limy call on Mr. Main, the member  fin* the district, lo !n*inj_; t.he luaLter before lliu Dominion  house of commons on Lliu ciirlic-t possible occasion, and  they insli'iicl Lhesecretai-y of this ineeUns lo send copies  of this re.-. Mil ion Io all the leadiuj< newspapers in Canada.  I'Uitl.lt.   U'OICICS.  1. TlmL Ihe wafoii road be coni'iluLcd from Three  Forks to New Denver, and kept open for travel, im-  inedinl Ay after sleitfhiiiK ceases.  2. llii-l all thu streets on t.he Lfovcrninenl, reserve be  clear.'' and graded.  :'. Thai, nil Lhe resL of Lhe j^ovoriinienl reserve be  placed on the market, ineludintc Lhe easLerii half of block  li.  I. That a new wharf iind a new iniiiingrecordur'solliee  be erected immediately.  MININC   Itl'l-'OltMS.  1. Thai every crown grant, to a mineral claim shall  convoy all righl.s in t.he surface, as formerly: and this  law shall he retrospective, applying loall existing mineral claims.  2. That the cerlilicale of iinproveiiionls he abolished.  That,   the gold coininissionur and  mining recorder  A   JUST   DEMAND.  :i.  be elected by popular vote, all elector.-* being free niiners.  .lU'PI.IAI,  ltI-:i'*(ll*.MS.  1. That deljls noL exceeding .100 be recoverable before  a stipendiary magistrate, and Unit, such a magistrate be  appointed for the Slocan division: thai, labor checks up  l.o ijiOl) he recoverable before a magistrate.  2. That acouiiLy court judge resident, in WesL ICootenay be appointed, iind hold monthly courts in Ivaslo and  New I ten ver.  .'{. That until LhuappointineiiL of a counlv court judge  for (he district the present, judge shall, on each visil to  West, Kiiiitenay, hold court in ICaslo and New Denver as  well as Nelson.  K.MI'I.OVKI'  ANIi   l,.\]l(-|-|-:i{.  1. That every time-check shall state Lliu exact amount  payable, and the time and place of payment. .Such place  of payment shall not, be more distant that the nearest  posL town from where the work is done.  2. That when any time-check i.s not paid when due. its  face value shall be recoverable by summary procedure  before any justice of the peace, unless the employer  .-.wears that if is a forgery.  .H. That throe, mom lis shall be allowed for filing iv  mechanic-- lien, and three more for entering suit, instead  of one month for each of these purposes as heretofore.  I. Tiinl, \\ lion ihere is no land ollice or govornmeiiL  iigenL within ten miles it shall be competent to tile a  niechiiiiic's lien with any mining recorder, magistrate or  justice of the' peace.  Will Continue Nursing Their Grievance.  It is safe to say that no other people in  Canada have been so shabbily treated by  the postoflice department tis those residing   in   southern   'Kootenay.     Although  thousands of dollars have been collected  from  them   in the  way of duties  on imported goods and taxes on distilled spirits,  in  the  last six years, they  are even  at  this late day compelled to raise money by  subscription, in   order   to   get  adequate  mail   service..  The  people of  Ainsworth  were for years without a postoflice, and  for months every winter their'mails .were  brought in by .carriers who were paid by  subscription.    The   people of   Nelson,  iu  the   winter  of   18U0-U1, in  order  to get a  weekly   mail had   to   pay  half   its cost.  The people of New Denver anil Slocan district   have  been   miserably  treated, and  now when connected by daily stage with  Kaslo are only given a mail once a  week  by the government, the citizens paying  for  tbe extra  service out   of  their own  pockets.   The .people of Trail (.reek  district  are even  worse off  than   those of  Slocan district, for the report'come.-* from  Trail that no arrangements have yet been  made to give that town and district any  service at all. now that boats  have stopped  running on  the lower Columbia.    It  is   useless    to   'appeal   to   the   postoffice  authorities, for'they are both stupid and  vindictive.    No good  effects   ever  result  from  appeals to the member for the district,   I'or he is so busy with   his private  affairs that he has not the time to roundup the postoflice inspector, even if he was  willing- which he is not.    The people will  continue  to   nur.-c  their grievance  until  the next general election: then, possibly,  someone's official head   will  drop  into a  waste basket.   Social Festivities.  Nelson has had a severe attack of the  social fever that prevailed for a time tit  Kaslo. Society circles were fairly crazy  for a whole week in making preparations  I'or dunces and balls and suppers. The  circle that had dress suits had the first  attack and the one that hadn't had the  second. Those that had dress suits attended a ball on Tuesday night iind those  that hadn't attended it dance on Wednesday night. .Many of those that attended  the bail felt so uncomfortable in their  fashionable habiliments that they attended fh(! dunce to regain their wonted  freedom from restraint. Hoth events  were highly satisfactory, so it is said.  The dance was given at the Hotel Phair  and was attended by .Mrs. William Wilson, .Mrs. Akohursf, .Mrs. Phillips. Mrs.  (ioepel. Mrs. (iilkcr. Mrs. Arthur, Mrs. W.  .J. Wilson, Mrs. Scolev, Mrs. .John Stewart.  Mrs. (billaglier. Mrs. Thomas. Mrs. William Stewart, .Mrs. Iloyt, .Mrs. Dow, Miss  Duhaniel, .1 iss Scoff. Miss Donnelley,  Miss Fletcher. Miss Scanlau, Miss Del-  mage, .Miss Johnson, and Miss Crickmay.  The supper was served by caterer (>ill  and the. music by the Xelson orchestra.  Dancing wtis kept up until . o'clock.  The Kootenays Entitled to Greater Represent  tation in the Legislative Assembly.  Considerable comment is being made  by a portion of the provincial press on the  subject of "redistribution" of seats in the  legislative assembly. The New Westminister Columbian proves by figures that  two-thirds of the people of the province  are governed by the one-third. The Rev-  stoke star shows by figures that West  Kootenay is very unfairly treated. As  the Star's article has local application, a  portion of it is given below:  ''The blue books issued annually by the  government are a sure index of the prosperity and advancement of a-district, anil  it comparison of the revenue returns for  the year ending June _0th, 1892, shows  that West Kootenay returned more  revenue than the thre. districts of Lillooet,  Cassia.i*, nnd Cariboo combined, which districts are represented in the house by six  members; and more revenue than the  combined districts of Kast Kootenay,  Cariboo, and Lilloet, witli six representatives. A comparison of West Kootenay's  revenue with the Island constituencies is  quite as marked. Going back to the year  ending .'JOth June, 1.UI we find West Kootenay returning ii larger revenue than four  Island constituencies with five representatives, anil very nearly as much as East  Kootenay, Cariboo, tind Cassiar combined,  with five representative, in the legislature. J t is more than probable that within  two years West Kootenay -will be the  wealthiest and most populous district in  the province, anil any robistribution of  seats that does not give West Kootenay  iin additional representative will--not be  acceptable to the electorate."  Tiik riuiit'.VK, while agreeing with the  Star in its demand for additional representation in the assembly, favors throwing Kast and West Kootenay into one  electoral district. In that event the district.should have thesame representation  as Yale district. East and West Kootenay must now have close onto as large a  population as Vale, anil -within two years  will have more people than that district.  While the figures cannot well be obtained,  it is not unfair to estimate that the two  Kootenays returned as much revenue iu  1.9. to the province as Yale. While Vale  has a larger area of agricultural anil grazing land than the Kootenays,. the latter  has by far the greater amount of wealth  in_niin.es and products of the forest. The  ivooCeinty. .slioidd have:* at leant' three  members in tlie legislative assembly.  Want a Daily Service.  Heretofore  the Kootenay country has  been handicapped'in the winter, because  of its having no transportation facilities.  Even now with a completed railway complaints are heard that  the railway company is operating  its  road  a.s if it'"was  afraid the business would only last a week.  The   complaints  may be  unfounded, for  the railway company has.not .had time to  show what it intends to do.    Vet the impression is   that-more   frequent service  would not only  be more  satisfactory  to  the   people in   southern   Kootenay,   but  would open the eyes of the railway management to the A-olume  of  business that'  awaits-the transportation company that  has the nerve to reach foi- it.    At present  the service i.s only twice a week between  Nelson anil Marcus,- the train arriving at  Xelson late in the evening anil departing  early the next morning.    This does not  give the train crew sufficient. time to do  the necessary switching   in  the  yard at  Nelson and at the  terminus at  Five-mile  point..   The service should be.increased to  three trains a week, anil if it paid to run  trains on the Spokane iv Northern to Col-  ville.in the winter 1S89-00. it will pay the  same management to run daily trains to  Nelson this winter, for where  there  was  one passenger and one ton of  freight to  iind from Colville there will be  two   passengers  and ten   tons of  freight  to  anil  from Nelson.    The freight charges on ore  for the winter months will alone amount  to more than the total-collected from the  Colville business during the winter above-  mentioned.    Hoop her up, Mr. Corbin, iind  show .Mr. Van  Home that .von are in  this  country   for  business   and  not  I'or  your  health.  cal   means of   bringing  this  about.    Tie  con .emulates introduction in the senate,  after the  reconvening  of congress, of a  resolution which he will advocate, asking  the United States to invite all the countries of the world, eastern, western, and  southern, to attend the monetary conference.   The new features of the proposed  conference is that it shall not be restricted  to European gold standard countries, but  shall include South American and oriental  silver standard countries.    Moreover, the  invitations to the conference are to contain the declaration of the United States  that the purpose of the conference shall  be the establishment and maintenance of  tin  international ratio,  with   the specific  declaration added that if such a, ratio can  not bo agreed upon it will be the purpose  of the Lniteil States to adopt the single  standard, and that standard will not be  gold, but silver.    By taking1 this extreme  position, not as yet advocated in congress  even    by  'radical   silver   men,   Chandler  thinks the  hands of geld standard countries  not  now  trading  extensively with  the -western world can be forced.  SPENT EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS  IN  DEVELOPING    PLACER    GROUND    ON  PEND   D'OREILLE   RIVER.  For Pour Months Next Spring the Yield of  Gold Will be Such as to Warrant Larger  Expenditures in   Opening  up New Ground.  "Davie" and "Bvansport."  Two new townsites are on the market.  One i.s named '"Davie" and is situated on  the east shore of Kootenay lake, about  ten miles south of I .lot J. ay. Its owners  claim I'or it that the claims on White  (jirouse mountain can best be reached by  lauding at Davie, and as these claims are  rich iu both silver anil copper quite an  "excitement" is sure to be started there in  the early spring. The other is named  "Evansport" and is situated near the  mouth of Fish creek at the extreme easterly end of the east arm of Upper Arrow  lake, its owner, Evan Johnson, says it is  the best landing place for people going to  the rich mineral country around Trout  lake, as it is but twelve miles from Trout  Lake City.   All "Captains" and "Colonels."  From the following, clipped from the  Spokane Review of last Thursday, it  would seem that the custom prevailing in  the United States of "dubbing" civil  officials   with    military   titles   has   been  transplanted to the north of the boundary  line: Says the Keview: " Boundary City,  December 20th.���The Into changes in the  revenue service place captain Valleau of  the Canadian governmentnsconvoy hence  to Nelson vice captain Jim Anderson, who  goes to the Kootenay Jake,district,, and  captain Jack Nolan, .resident, collector at:  Waneta. a.s acting deputy collector of the  Kootenay .district 'during the absence of  colonel ,Jones, who has been granted a  two months'leave of absence."  Getting Lumber on the Ground.  The Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company  is now incorporated and ready to do business. The company has purchased lumber for 8200 feet of flume and .00 feet of  sluice boxes, anil as soon as it can be got  on the ground work will be commenced.  The lumber is now aboard cars at Nelson  anil will be taken down to the mouth of  Forty-nine creek .by rail;'there it will be  rafted across the Kootenay, anil then  hauled to the company's ground over a  mile and a half of sleigh road recently  completed. The provisional trustees of  the company are J. Fred Hume, J. F.  Ritchie, and G. Wr. Richardson.  Christmas Day.  Outsiders can form a lair opinion as to  what our people had I'or dinner on Christinas day when if is stated  thtit the aggregate stiles of   turkeys at   Nelson.   Kaslo,  Three Forks, and New Denver amounted  to loin pounds, ornboutn pound of turkey  for overy^ man, woman, and child in  southern Kootenay. The hotels all gave  their guests the regulation dinner, and  the following is it fair sample of the good  things provided. It. is the bill of fare  served at the Nelson house:  l-'|-i sli Oy.-lri- Simp.  i.filisl( _��� mul   I'iiIhIo. .Siiliiils.  Imported  I lam with .Iclli-y.  Loin uf liinil', Iti-DU-n (Iravy.  I.niii uf .Million,  lli-iiu-n ('riivy.  I.uin of V .ni.-oii,  liiinVn Oiiivy.  Stulluil Tiii'ki-y, Cni nl ii Try Sniicc.  Krc-'li (iy-stiT I'a Hi..-.  I'olalori-.    I Vh.-..    Turnip-..    Ci-lcry.  IMi-klcii  Hi.-Is.  A-.j-iirt.iiiI Cuke.      I.niiiuii I'll;.      Minn; I'iu.  l-'uuli--li I'Iiiiii I'nililiiiK.  'I'i-ii.   Coll'i'i.'.    .Milk.   Nuts.    Krnit.  Many private families also invited  friends, and without exception thespreads  could not well be surpassed in any other  section of the province. The day was  passed everywhere withoiitnn unpleasant  incident being reported.  A Scheme to Remonotlze Silver.  Senator  Chandler  (republican) of Now  Hampshire is,about to come forward with  ii scheme looking to the remonotization of  silver.    The senator proposes a very radi-  An Outside Opinion.  Spokane Chronicle: "'The Xelson Tun*-  t'.vio has stirred up a hornet's nest by exposing the work of the projectors of the  Nakusp Ac Slocan railway. The promoters of the project, Tmo Tkiiu'.vk says,  will clean up in (he neighborhood of $.00,-  000. ft wtis intended merely to criticise  the readiness with which the province  lends its credit to interests closely allied  to the Canadian Pacific, but the Vancouver World has taken a .hand anil attempted to vindicate the gang. Instead  of quenching the fire the World lias added  fuel to the flame."  Wankta, December 20th, 1S03.  The Kootenay Hydraulic .lining* Company   was   the   first   to   accpiire    placer  ground   in   the Pond  d'Orielle section  of  Nelson mining division of West Kootenay.  The first claims (three in number) extend  from  the  Columbia  river   up   the   Pond  d'Orielle river for a distance of a mile and  a half.     Afterwards other   claims   were  learsed, and now the company controls all  the ground on the north side of the river  as  iar'up as the  mouth  of Fifteen-mile  creek, or a total distance of nearly fifteen  iniles,  following   the   sinuosities   of   tlie  river.   The company first put in a sawmill to cut the lumber required for flumes,  then  built a wagon road  over which  to  haul the lumber.    A shaft was sunk on  one of the claims to a depth of 100 feet  without striking bed rock.    Several  tunnels and drifts^ --���"- well a.s prospect shafts,  were ;also run or sunk, iu all  of which,  without exception, gold was found.    The  wagon  road   runs   from   Waneta, on   the  Columbia,   to Twelve-mile creek.    From  Twelve-mile  creek to  Fifteen-mile creek  the road is but six feet wide.  A Hume was built from Sixteen-mile  creek to the bar at the mouth of Fifteen-  mile creek, where the company made the  first attempt sit hydraulicing. I3y the  time the pipes and pressure-box were gotten iii place the season was so far advanced that the water supply was so low  that the sluicing could not be carried on  to advantage. Everything, however, is  in shape for the high water which is sure  to come in March. The returns were so  gooil that the company erected a commodious building for a permanent camp  at that point.  Work i.s now progressing at Seven-mile  creek, where two pressure-boxes will be  put in. so that Brown's bar can be worked  at two different points. By the time the  snowdisappears there will beample water,  as it is brought from both Seven-mile anil  Nine-mile 'creeks.- A large house has also  been erected at.Seven-milecreok.for a permanent camp, and the 'headquarters- of  the'compan3r wjll.be there from this time  on. 'Other necessary buildings, like black-,  smith-shops, ice-houses, and stables, have  also been erected there. During the fall,  when the water was very low, a little  sluicing was done at Seven-mile, and the  returnsjndicate that the gravel is rich.  The Kootenay Hydraulic Mining Company has already expended nearly ..SO.OOO  iu developing its ground, and during the  coining spring a, large force will be employed in bringing water from the main  Salmon river. This will require the building of a ditch frotn Sixteen-mile creek to  Salmon river, a distance of between three ,  and four miles*.. When tlie work is completed the water supply will be ample for  sluicing every-month in the year, while  now tlie creeks supply only enough to  work about four months.  Gkorgi*. Ellis.  The Wide Tire Act.  The provincial net generally known as  the "Wide Tire Act" goes into force on  the 1st of January.' The act requires  that every wagon or vehicle carrying a  load of 2000 pounds or more on any public  road in British Columbia, west of the  Cascades, shall have tires fit least four  inches wide. The object of the act'is to  save the roads, which are so easily cut  up by narrow tires. The act should be  made applicable to the Kaslo-New I )envor  road, for in the spring time il will be impassable I'or any wagon not having tires  ii foot wide.  Times are  Good,  roiu the Washington mine, in  The on  Slocan district, i.s being shipped to San  F.ianeison. and the 112 tons brought down  by the Spokane on Friday was valued at  $10,000. If is not to be wondered at. then,  that the prevailing reports from the Slo-  san arc all so encouraging. "Blake" Wilson came down from Three Forks last  night, and says flint times were never so  good as now. iind the indications are that  1000 tons of ore will be shipped this  winter. The banks also report the outlook foi* next year as promising.  Express Bates Lowered.  The Northern Pacific Express Company,  which   does   the (-..press   business on   the  Nelson t. Fort Sheppard railway, has  lowered the rate on .shipments from Spokane to Nelson to the following: On merchandise, por KM) pounds, from $2.7;") to $2;  on dressed meats, poultry, vegetables,  and fruit,, from $2.20 to $1.r>0.  Steamboat News.  The Lytton made one trip down as far  as Kobson this week, bringing two ear-  loads of flour iigd some local freight. She  will run between Nakusp iind the hear! of  L'pper-Arrow lake as long as there i.s business to Wiii-rant it. Hoth the Nelson anil  Spokane are running from Nelson to  Kiislo, the Spokane on Friday bringing  down 112 tons of ore -the largest lojul  ever transported on a steamboat on  Kootenay' kike. The Nelson brought  down 10 tons this morning. The Ainsworth made an attempt hist Sunday to  roach the reclamation works at the boundary line, but had to turn, back after getting about ten miles up Kootenay river.  The straight stretches of the river were  open, but the bends were full of snow and  ice. In attempting to run through the  ice in one bend, a hole was stove in her  stern. Tlie freight she had aboard was  brought, back, as it was deemed unsafe to  land it ou the bank of the river, even if it  was only rice for the Chinese at work on  the reclamation works.  Fears They Have Perished.  ���'Charlie" Brown left Nelson on the ..rd  in.-tiint to examine a claim on Bear creek  in Slocan district. He went through to  Three Forks, where he met John Dohtii.  who was to accompany him on the trip.  At Three Forks snowshoes were procured  iind orovisions enough to last three days  purclinsed. Since then nothing has been  heard of either of them. The claims  they were to examine are not far distant  from Spi'oule's Fifteen-mile house. The  trip was made in the interest of A. J.  .Marks of Nelson, who is becoming anxious  regarding the safety of the men. Mr.  Marks authorizes Tiik Tumi*, k to offer a  reward of $.">0 for their recovery, for he is  certain they must be either lost or dead.  Ten Millions -Will be the Output.  From and after January 1st the output  of the mines in southern Kootenay will  amount in value to $1..,000 a day. of which  fully a half will be marketed without  delay. By the tune the Nakusp A: Slocan is ready to take ore. t he output of t be  mines in Slocan district will alone be of a  value 1'iii* exceeding the sum above mentioned, iind it is within reason to estimate  the total output of the mines in southern  Kootenay, for the year IS0I. at $10,000,000.  K&  m.,,-.���.-,, ������-;-.*w--n-iw i i^ ���-���-���������_���  ������"������ar*.-"'--1 ���i.*.**"-1". .i--"v.'"���"��� ���*���"'..'.-,!. 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THK THmUNI'* i- puiili-hcd on Siitnriliiy.-. liy .Innx  IIol-STO.n & Co., and will be iimil.il to siib-cribcr-  on payment ul" Oxrc Ooi.i.ai* ;i yi'iir. No -u!>.-.��.-ri].t inn  tiikcn' for Ies-, ih.m ,-i year. .  IlKGi;i_U- AI'VI-I'TISI-'MKNTS pi-nitt .1 :it the tol-  lovving rates: One inch, .'In n your: two im-lii���..  SCO a ve.ir: llireu inches SSI a yi'iir: four inches  S'Ki ii v'ear; live iiielic-. .Ill'i u yi-.ir; six inches and  over, in the rate nf SI--" an nu-li per inontli. .  TH VNSIICNT AIlVKIiTISKJIKN'TS 20 rents a line for  first insertion and 10 eciil-.ii line for each additional  insertion.    Hirlh,  marriage, iind dentil   notice-- Iree.  LOCAL OK HKADINC. MATTKIt N'O'I'ICKS .ill cent*- a  line each insertion. .  .  JOl' PKINTINC' ill fair rale-. .Ml account- fur job  printing and udverti-iiig p.-iynlilu on lhe lir.-t ol  evei-v iiioiilli: subscription, in iiilvancc.  AD1MLKSS all eoniinuiiieauo^.r, i;nk   ^^   |{ (,  D,  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  _aB.\~.  M-D.-s-l'liv-iciun and Surgeon.    Room-'S  and  1  Houston  block.  Nelson.   Telephone   12.  LI*    HAIHUSON.  li. A.    H.irri-ler and  Al lornoy .it  ���    Law (of the province of New Hriiii-w iek). Convey  I���1-    Law (of the province ol  ,M;w  iiriui-w ici,'. > oiivc,1-  inri-r Notary Public. Coinmissi-iiicr I'urlaking Allidu vil-  or u-,c in the Court- of Hriti-h Colmnljia. etc.   '<lllce-  ���Jocond Moor, .Scott building, .lo-epliiiie St.. Nel-on. !'���( ���  ��to ��iibmt.e  S A T U1.11 AY MORN ING.  . DKOL'MHF.!'  HO. 18!W  THE   LAND   RINGS.  The Winnipeg free Press, iu eoinment-  , ing on   the methods adopted   by I.ritish  Columbia to induce innnigriition. says:  ������ British Columbia is indeed a beautiful  '��� -province, and in course of time will boa  " very valuable one to tho Dominion, but  " thedrawbackscuinoratodaboveare not  " the only ones, nor is the chief evil to be  "encountered, even alluded to. From  " what we have been able to gather by  " personal enquiry in the province of  "British Columbia aud from tho.se who  " have visited it, the primary need is the  "breaking up of the laud ring that is  " picking the eyes out of tho province.  "The difficulty of getting a title to  "selected land .seems to be phenomenal.  " As soon iis an intending settler decides  " upon a section and makes application  "for it, he finds that -Mr. A or .Mr. 13 has  " already got a pencil entry, or its eqitiv-  " alent. on the land, nnd against .Mr. A or  " Mr. 13 and the ring of which they tire  " member-; there seems to be little redress.  " They are important men, having much  " influence about the throne. This may  " all be entirely wiring, but it is the un-  " varying tale that we bear from that  " province. Then in years gone by an  " agreement was made between the Do-  " minion government anil the provincial  " government, by which the former  "acquired a large tract of hind in the  " shape of a belt along tho line of railway,  "and since that date until now. and  " Heaven only knows how much longer it  " will be. the unhappy settler is in uncer-  " tainty as to who can give him a title.  ���'Men have obtained an alleged title from  " one government, only to find thatsome-  ������ one else had obtained a title from the  " other, and year after year rolls by in  " this unsatisfactory condition. Enquiries  " are answered by British Columbians  " only after due regard for secrecy .has  "been had for they are cowed by their  " government and dispensers of titles and  "afraid to breathe their wrongs in more  " than a whisper lest the government  " should be "down upon" fchein, and pre-  " vent them from getting a patent at all.  " Until British Columbia recognizes what  "its last ring.is like, who compose it. and  " how it lias been worked,.'they can not  "expect to get immigrants to pass the  "fertile lands of Manitoba and the Ter-  " ritories. where a man enters at once up-  " on the freehold of his property, subject  " to clear and easy conditions."  Much dissatisfaction i.s expressed by  mining men at the ease with which mineral claims can be tieil up with adverse  suits once crown grants are applied for.  The adverse claimant .is under little expense in filing his claim, and i.s not required to give bonds foi' costs. The adverse claimant should be required to put  up bonds for costs.  Tiik assessment roll shows that the incorporated city of Kamloops litis $__'">,000  worth of real estate form which to collect  taxes. The a--.se.-.ment roll, also, shows  that the unincorporated town of Xelson  has $ ._.,(K)0 worth of real estate ou which  taxes will bo paid. If Kamloops can support a government -of its own, surely  Nelson cm do so also.  A.v effort i.s being made to get, sin accurate list of the iiiimes on the voters' list of  West Kootenay. but the work is not easily  done, because of the failure of the registering officer at Wevelstoko to send to  Nelson a list of the names handed hiin.  There are fully two hundred eligible  voters in southern Kootenay whose names  are not on the list.  FACTS   IN   PARAGRAPHS.  The marquis of Castellanos, the head of  the family j list recognized by the Mexican  government a.s descendants of Montezuma, resides tit Salamanca. The family  descended from .a sister of Montezuma,  who married Hidalgo Abrantes. On her  behalf there were created entailed estates,  one for the male iind the other I'or the female issue. The former estate now belongs to th(' house of the duke d'Abrnntcs  and the hitter to the house' ofCastollauos.  The marquisef Castellanos holds the right  to one of the estates through the marriage  of his father with a daughter of the late  duke d'Abranfcs. The female branch of  the Abrantes family regularly received  the revenue of the estate until 1..".), when  the estates of both the Abrantes iind the  CnsU'llanos hi mi I ies were seized by Mexico. The .Mexican government now  promises ,-ui annual pension to the family.  The Brooklyn. X. V.. City Hailroad  Company lias decided to introduce on the  trolley-ears the life-saving fender invented by Louis Phingst. which has been  for sonic time in- use iu Boston and other  cities. The device consisls of a fonder,  which is pulled out from the car, when  necessary at either end. A person standing iu front ol" the car would be struck by  the fender about ten inches from the  ground, thrown on the fender and carried  along until tho car is stopped. The contract ea lis for one i hoiisaud fenders, which  will equip live hundred cars. The cost is  about I hirly-fivo dollars for each car.  ��� The appoarnnco of "for .sale" signs on  the Louisiana Lottery Company's big  granite .building in Xew Orleans a few-  days .ago is t,*iken its conclusive evidence  of the concern's in t cut ion to move Lo Honduras or elsewhere iu Lhe near future.  The company has purchased two steamships to ply between the I'nitcd Suites  and its new homo.  In a little coffin about fifteen inches  long, the heart and other portions of the  body of ii man, whoso disgrace and suicide  Inst year brought about the overthrow of  ;i cabinet, issued forth from the morgue  in Paris a few days ago on its way to the  Pore hi Chaise cemetery. They were the  remains of baron lie b'einach.  If Cleopatra worenlive today the length  of her nose would litive little to do in determining her career. Noses, as other  traits in the present advanced state of  surgery, are merely determinate features,  if a" pug nose floes not harmonize with the  other fcjituros or a pensive disposition, it  is easily changed by removing a wedge-  shaped'piece between the nostrils. This  is done without pain by spraying the nose  with cocaine. If a Woman nose gives  one the air of being too dominant,  the bump i.s removed by making tin incision, cutting the fh'sh away, and a steel  burr, run by tin electric motor, easily  grinds down the bump. The skin, then  trimmed to Jit. sewed, iind _ properly  bound, soon heals. Cocaincagain renders  the operation a mere detail, in the same  manner largo mouths arc transformed into dainty shapes by removing the surplus  at the corners and sewing them up. The  surgeon who is the authority I'or these  statements says that Ihe time will come  when skin-griii'ting will be so easily managed that another countenance may be  ordered, like a new bonnet.  The vacancy in the lieutenant-governorship of New Brunswick, caused by the  death of lieutenant-governor Boyd, has  been filled by the appointment of chief-  justice Eraser.  Decorations Discarded.  Every  foreigner who has visited   P  :ins  has been struck by the enormous number  of men  wearing" the rosette either of the  Legion of Honor or else of some  foreign  decoration in the button-hole of the lapel  of their coats.    Indeed, if .seems to be the  sole aim of the Ercnclunan of every class  of society to become ilecore, and once they-  have attained that distinction, they never  dream of  moving out of the house without the rosette in their button-hole.    Vou  may   imagine.,   therefore,   the   sensation  created during the past i'ew days'by the  almost .complete disappearance  of these  bits of ribbon.    The cause   is sufficiently  amusing to be worth relating.    It seems  that the young anarchist who committed  the'murderous onslaught on   the  Servian  envoy while the latter was dining at the  Bouillon Duval  restaurant in the Avenue  de fOpera the other day. explained   thafc  lie hail selected the diplomat as'his victim  simply .because he  happened  to  be  the  only.person iu the place who was wearing  the"red 'ribbon of the Legion of Honor in  his button-hole.    He informed the police  authorities that on the evening before the  tragedy he had visited another restaurant,  hoping" to find there an aristocrat-of whom  "to make an example," and that while he  saw a great many well-dressed men, none  of them happened to be wearing a decoration: hence he postponed his design.   The  unfortunate minister is at  death's door,  his wound being regit riled as mortal, and,  meanwhile,   the   idea   that a. decoration  worn in   the  button-hole  is  sufficient   to  mark one out a.s a suitable victim for an.  anarchist's    sentiments    of   hatred    tind  hostility toward society has got the better  of the "men's vanity, tind empty buttonholes are. until furthernofice.de rigueur.  The  honor  to do  There  Christian Unity of Action.  Sjii.i I'Yaneiseo clergy are doing  by taking the lead in an effort  something for the unemployed.  is much stillering in that city.  Thousands of mechanics iind hi borers tire  out of work. Their savings have become  exhausted, and want is confronting them.  Although the exposure 'of the mob of  tramps who were fed at the public soup-  house for months, who refused to work  when if WiisdlTei'ed them, hardened the  hearts of most people against .-ill beggars,  there is no lack of sympathy for real  workiiigmen who have got down to cases.  These art; not the kind who ask for  charily until their wives iind children  need food, and even then their plea, is not',  for alms, but labor. The clergy realized  that something more than preaching and  prayers is needed to meet the situation,  and' they have put denominational linns  out of sight I'or the moment. .Methodist  tind Baptist preachers. Episcopal clergymen and Catholic priests are meeting together in amity iind strenuously discussing measures for supplying work to Hie  idle thousands thtit will tide them over  the winter. The souphouse experience has  taught the brethren that forthright charity would be ii mistake, since it would  bring all the vagrants on the const t.o  Siin Eranoiscn. t'ldess the authorities  can bo induced to undertake public ini-  piovoments. which is not likely, it is  probable that archbishop Kiordtin will  set an example by ordering a collection  to be taken up in nil the Catholic churches  to   start a   fund   to  furnish   work.   The  other churches will doubtless do the same,  and there is no fear that such a fund  would not grow. Everybody who litis a  heart in his body would contribute, quickest of all. those who have of late quit giving to street mendicants. Those last, have  had scant pickings since the souphouse  disclosures. The newspapers, of course,  will fall into line and Ihe oflice of each  will be turned into a depot for the receipt  of sub-'ci*ipt>i()iis. Of course many of  the unemployed from elsewhere will be  attracted by t he knowledge that work is  to be had here, but Han l-Yanciseo can  stand that. The wages will not be so  high tis to draw auy who can make a living where t hey arc.  SELF-DEPENDENCE.  Experience That is Bought is tho Best, if tlie  Price i.s noi, too Eiyh.  The eye. of the employer is often worth  more than the hands of a dozen employees.  Iu the nature of things, an agent cannot  be so faithful to his employer as to himself. Many who tne employers will call  to mind instances where the best, employees ha ve overlooked important points  which could not have escaped their  observation as a proprietor. .Xo man has  ii right to expect to succeed in life unless  he understands his business, and nobody  can understand his business thoroughly  unless he learns the same by personal  application and experience. A man may  be ii manufacturer, but ho has got to  Io;irn I he details of his business personally,  he will leai*ii something nearly every day.  iind he will find he will make mistakes  nearly every day. And these very mistakes are helps to him in the way of  experience if he but heeds them. He will  be like the Yankee tin peddler, who.  having been cheated as io quality in the  purchase of his merchandise, said: "All  right, there's a little information to be  gained every day. I will never be cheated  in that way again." Thus a man buys  his experience, and if is the best kind, if  not purchased at too dear a rate.  ��� Among the maxims of the older  Wofhschild was one. tin apparent paradox: ** Becautioiisand bold." This seems  to be a contradiction in tonus, but it is  not. and there is great wisdom iu the  maxim.  One of the oldest-established general merchandise stores in Southern Kootenay  can be purchased, on very reasonable terms within the next 90 days. The sales aggregated nearly $100,000 in the last twelve months. The stock on hand is new. The  store-buildings are large, well-lighted, and in a good location. Purchaser can get easy  terms by paying half cash.     For further particulars address  November 27th, 1893.  John Houston & Co., Nelson, B. C.  _________  OPT. ft*. 9 ~  uuLiUilii  Bo'  Pulcnls ,i]i]]|ii'd for in Canada imil  U.S.)  . il JL_ ____ JL  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and talcen apart  by one man in ten hours.  It is. in  fact, ti condensed  I ti te-  ment, ol'what I have already said. It is  to say, "Von must exercise caution in  laying your plans, but be bold in carrying  them out."  A man who is till caution will never dare  to take hold and be.-*ucces.--['ul: and ii man  who is all boldne.-s is merely rookie.----, anil  must eventually Tail. A man may go on  '���change" and make $���>().<)()!) or $100.(1(10 in  speculating in stocks at it single operation. But if he has simple boldness without caution, it is more chance, and what  he gains today he will lose tomorrow.  Vou must have both caution and boldness  lo insure success.  The Rothschilds have another maxim:  Never havo anything to do with an unlucky man or place." That is to say.  never have anything to do with a man or  place which never succeeds, because, although ii man may appear to be honest  and intelligent, yet il' he tries this or that  thing and always fails, it is on account of  some fault oi* infirmity that you may not  discover, but nevertheless must exist.  There is no .*-uch thing in this world tis  luck. There never was a man who could  go out in the morning and find a purse  full of gold in' the street today, ;md another tomorrow, and so' on day after flay,  .lie may ilo so once in his life; but so far  a.s mere luck is concerned, lie is as liable  to lose it as to Iind it. "Like causes produce like effects." If a man adopts the  proper methods to be successful, "luck"  will not prevent him. If he does not succeed, there are reasons for it. .although,  'perhaps, he may not be able to see them.  Specially constructed i'o.  packing" ovev mountain  trails.  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  l-'iu- price-,, etc.. :ip|>l.\  lo  Vd  _��__ Vil  VV oil il  Kaslo, B,  ��  _-  j&9  C,  or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M. Co.,  Mull Telephoni; IliiMdiiiK. Oiliiwii. Oiitin-ii).  1^6  11 i ml H  iiaj jjar_o udV/Mlj  LUMBERYARD,  Foot of'Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock ill" lumber rouyli mul ilres.-ud. .Shinglus.  liiths. Mi.-ili. (lours, moiil-Iintf.*. etc. Three .nrliuuls dry,  clear Mr tlooriny mid '.'eiliii},' for sale nl lowest, rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agfent.  LOTS FOR SALE  IN  ADDITION  "A"  AiljoiniiiK Ibc K"\'ci'iiiiienl lounsile of Ncl-on,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with n rebut i: for buildings creeled.   Tlie best resilient in I  properly in Nelson.    Vulue sure tu iiicivn-e.  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining anil   Real   E.-jtate   Broker,  Auctioneer  anil Commission A-jout,  .Airenl   I'or  Nelsmi   nnd   W'csi    ICuiilcmo   llislriel,  or  lo  IN'XKS _  UK/ilAl.M'S.  Vancouver.  H.C.  MINI  REAL  EST AT  (Notary   Public)  ^N     AND  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    I-KI'llKSKNTI.Vl*    Tho Confederation Ufe Association,  Thel'lio'iiix Kire Insurance Company.  The I'l-ovi-len! I''und Accident Company;  The Huiulv Croft l-'oundi-y Company, near Chester, Kii!,'-  liiud, makers of all kind.' of nti-iii .r machinery, air  cum pressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  Jowett Building, Victoria Street,  _sr__i__so_vr, _3. c.  .((���UN Al. Kkkkki:.  .Lull's W. Sham*:.  c  ��*s'-��,r-.'  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job li-iimiiiK done.    I la. ve several hundred curds of ^ood  wood, which will be .sold al. rca.-unable prices.  I.KAVIO    OI'JlKI'.S    AT  .T.  F.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street.   'Nnlnrm.  ��� fiv.ft-teF -,  'l^i^i-.!sh^!;;Xf  NOTICE.  The silliii',' of llu" eoniily i-ourl of K'oolenay. lo beholden at Nulsiin, bus been poM poncd uulil .Monday, lhe  ���.'1st dav of Maw A. I >. IN!I|.  T.  II. (IIKI-'IN.  l.'cKisli'iir.  Nelson, B.C.. December lllh. Ih'��.  PRIVATE  BILL  NOTICE.  Notice i-hereby ;fi\ en Hint   ul   til'* m-xl  session of I he  l.-'j.i-*-l--l 'ii*. of I '.lit i -I i Columbia application will be lumle  I'or  lhe  ]ia-sui,'e of u  private bill aullmrizin^ The   Hall   j  .Mines. Limbed,  lo i-nn-i rucl. equip, operate, anil  main-  !  lain a triiiuwuv from the Silver Kin:; mine to a  pout al   j  or near Net,in, in  \\'e.-l   Kooienay dislriel: and, also, lo  con.-!ruc|, ei|iiip. operale, and  inn ill In in concent nil iimr.  elect rieal, and ,-uiell iiiK  works for uiiuiii<; nnd for oilier  purposes. TIIK HALL MINKS, LIMITKI),  per II. K. Croasdaile, Agent.  Diilcd, lleccinber -.'11111. IMC).  That New Denver is the coming town in inland British  Columbia is beyond question,  and it is the only town in  the Province in which speculators have a chance to operate. The following are  bargains:  The north half of lot 8 block 5 (25 feet  frontage), $450, $300 eash, balance in  six months: no back payment to the  government. Lot 9 block 12 (50 feet  frontage), $600, $326 cash, the balance  to the government. Lot 7 block 14 [50  feet f. outage], $600, $520 cash, the  balance to the government.  John Houston & Co.  XKL.-'ON.  or D. B BOGLE, New Denver.  Nelson   Livery Stable  I'asseiiKcrs and   liaKKap-'   Irau.-ferrcd   to mid   Imm  lhe  railway depnl, and steamboat, luiiiliuf-.   I' reiKht  luiulcd and job leainiiii; done,   -ttovo  wood for sale.  WILLIAM WILSON  ..I'UOI.-IKI'OIt  THE    HALL   MINES,    LIMITED    (FOREIGN).  IS-.-t.i-lc-r.cl  liielllsl  dnv of Oclobcr,  l_tt.  riM'Tli-'lr.n'i: o.   lii-ci. ti; \tmiN.  Tin-, i-. lo certify thai I lime Ihi.-day ri,_i*-l(lrcil "'The  Hall Mine-. Limited I l-'ori-i-rn), under llu- "('omliniiics'  Act." I'nrt I V., lteyi-lra-ion'of l-'ni'ci';n ('oinpaniu-. and  lhe -'rninpenier. Act Amendment Act. IK-.."  The objeel-.fur which the ('oinp.iny i- ex-ihli-licd are: -  la.I To pui'cliu-.e or otherwise "sic i-uiri- Ki'ld. .-iher,  copper, or other mine*, ritrhl- and metalliferous land in  Brili-h fiiliiiiihiii or cNewncrc. and any mlei _-l I herein,  and in purticului- In acipiin- lhe ,'iiini-s known a-. (Ik'  '���Sihcr Kin;;," '* IConienai." " Hnnaii-'.n," "American  Kl.it;," and " Kohinoor. ' -iliiiiled on Toad Mountain,  Wi-. I .ooienii\, Di-irie! of Hrui-li Columbia.  lb.) To pu-viM-. or u! hcrwi-e neiiuire. improve, iiian-  u'-*v. work. i!c\ clop. sell, and oilier1*, i-u dial villi mini:-,  iniiiiiitf i-ti;ht-.. ni.-l.iihloroii-. and other lauds, niilliiii;,  siie-ll mi;, ci i en ileal and oilier work-, in lirili-h ('oluinliiii  or el-ewliei-e, and frciicr.iliy lo carry on I he bii'-ine��� of n  mima-;. iuillin_ and -mcllln-; coiupau' in a.I it- branches.  K.I I'o c-.piure. open aud work claim- or iniiiei. and  r,ii-i: and (|Uarry for Kcld. -ilver. copper and oilier inin-  ei'.il.-. aud ore-anil oilier-ub-lance-. and lo carry on lhe  bu.-inc��� of a compan*. li*.icliiit. in all -uch malt-rial.- in all  it- hranche-.  Id.) To buy. .-ell. manufacture and deal in mineral-,  plant, machinery, implement-, convenience-, provision-,  .-lores. e.\-plo-ive-, dry and wel i;oods.and tliin1;- capable  of liciii';- u-ed in conned ion -villi in in inland met a Lurried  operation, or lcqiiired by workmen or other;- employed  by I lie Company.  le.) To coii-'lrucl. erect, ccpiip, maintain, improve,  manage, and work I or aid in and -uh-ciibc Inward- -n  doii!;_t, roads, | rauivv.i--. r.iilvv ,iy -. pier-. i|uay.-. vvbiu-i e.-.  ,v i.ul'ueis, ui|u,'ducl-,' walcr-works, canal-. Iliiine-.  dilclies, crushiiii; mid other iniii-. re-ervoir-. vvatcr-  coiir.-c-. buildin-;-. faclorie.-. warehiiii.-e-, -hip-, and  ol her work-, and ciniveuienoo- vvliii b mil) -eeni diieelly  or indirect Iv ���-i-udm-ivc lo llienhject-ol the Company.  ..ii.l In conli-ibute lo or olbei-vv i-e aid or lake pari in -uch  operal ion.-.  (f.l 'I'o enter into an.v arrangement with any s;iivern-  in.ul-> or aulhorilic.-. -iipreine. municipal, local or ot Iht-  vv i-e. or ,"ny col por.uion*-. companies, or per-on- for any  chut ter-. e'ontiacl-. decree.-, ciinci-.-iiin-, ristht-. privi-  Ickc- or u_ii--ill -. that may be deemed ad vautaj;eou-, and  to can y out. e\erei-e and comply with ihosunic. or .-ell,  Ica-c iiiicl ill- pi i-e of. or j; rant siili-liecn-es or -uh-coiice.--  -ion- or oliiei u i-e tun. I he sa.-ue lo ;i,-count.  (i;.l To acquire bv piircha-e, i;i*,iiil. conce���ion. !ea-e,  license or olhcrvv i-e, anv kind- or hereditament-, ur  rii;ht- or inlcie-l- in i.ind-'or hereditament -. con veildent  foran.v of (be purpo-e-ot the Company, and any mine-,  mineral-, or minii.!; rights in any pan of I be world, ami  -ell and di-po-c ol or olliervv i-e turn to prolit in any way  the. nine.  ill.I To-ean-li for. -eclc, e .plnre. mine, open and work  ii'.iae-. ijuarne-, collierie-. oil well-, mineral- and ollu-r  dcposji-. and lo render inarkelishlc. and .-ell and di-|io-e  ul. or el lierwi-e I urn to prolit in any way the-a inc.  li I To pin i-l::i-" ur ol hervvi-c acquire and protect, pro-  loui;and renew, whether ill the I'mied Kin^iloui or ei-e-  uhcie. anv patciil-. jnlcut r:i;lit-. brevets d invention.  lie n-i.-, pi otei J ion-, -cci i I pro1 c���e ^ or pi i v ib *;e-. end lo  ii-e. inanulactiirc. and to hiiiiiI licen-c- or ric;ht-in re-  .-peet of, or tiiiu to iiccuiinl lhe-nine, or.-cll and di-piise  I hereof, a- may -ceni advania^eou- to the ('oinpany.  (.i.) To ii-e, en It i vale, iiupi live, de v elnp und -lock, and  to work and build on. and if cm Lilly lo turn lo moonlit  the Couipunv'- land.- in -uch manner n- lhe Company  think lil. am! to -ell or olhcrvv i-e ili-pose of nil such .-lock  and product-- of lhe -aid land.-,.  (k.) To purchase or otherwise acquire any business,  underlakini;, trading? concern ur properly, whether with  a view io re-selliiijj the .-am. either to a company or to  any private-person or otherwise, ;\:-,i\ to carry ou, enlarge  aud develop and improve the same, and lo t urn lhe .-anic  lo account in an.v niaiiii.r which may appear advantageous to the Company, and in sell and .dispose thereof.  (I.) To purchase, rem. leu *.. lihv. chart .r. occupy Hint herwise acquire any lands, works, buildings, premises,  houses, laboratories, workshops, tenement-', hereditaments, plant, machinery, engines, apparatus, appliances,  easement.*-, rights of way, rights of privileges, real or personal, and to'erect, construct, build, make, alter, improve, superintend, manage, wurk. control, or inuinluiii  any lauds, works, buildings, premises, houses, laboratories, workshops, tenement'*;, plant, machinery, engines,  apparatus, appliances, easements, rights of way. rights  or privileges, real or'personal, thai" may seem ad van-'  lagoons to 'I he Company.  I m.) To sell, lease, let. exchange, dispose of, mortgage,  or to grant any license for the use or practice of. or I'or  tlie working o'fany property or rights of the Company  whatever, i'or cash or slock, "shares or bonds of any ol her  I company of association, and either payable ill. once or hy  deferred payments, or by sharing of prolits. royalty, or in  any oilier manner, and lodo all such acts and things 11 tut  may be deemed expedient for turning to account m anyway auy property or rights in which the Company is or  niight lie interested.  (ii.) To execute and carry inlo eil'ect any agreement  or agreements to I'ullill any or all of the objects of this  memorandum.  (o.l To prosecute and execute, directly or by contributions or oilier a.-sislancc, any such or an.v other works,  undertakings, projects, or enterprises in which or for the  prosecution Whereof, or on the .security whereof, or of any  prolits or emolument..-; derivable tliererroin, the Company  shull have invested money, embarked capital oreiignged  credit.  (p.I To pay all expenses of and in connection with the  incorporation of the Company, and the obtaining the  suliscriplion of the share and debenture cnpilal I hereof,  including all commissions and oilier remuneration to  brokers in- other persons, for procuring or giiaranlei. ug  subscript ions for. or for underwriting, placing, selling  or olherwire di-pesing of any u( lhe shares, debentures  or other securities or property of this Company, or of any  company in which this Company is or may be interested,  or assi.-i'ing so to do. or for procuring or obtuiiiing seltle-  inciil and quotation upon London, or I'rijviiiciul. or  Foreign, or Colonial stock exchanges, of any uf Ihe said  .-h;sre or ilehenl urccapital, and lo enter into any contract  or contract..-- I'or any nf I lie purposes hereof.  Iq.) To purchase or ol herwise acquire and undertake  nil or any part of tin- business, property and liabilities of  any person or i oinpany carrying mi or pnsses.-ed. or to be  possessed, of properly suitable for tin- purposes of the  Company. To cuter into pari oershiper into any arrangements for sharing prolils. union uf interests, reciprocal  concc.-.-ioiis. join! ad vent urc. or en-operal ion Willi any  person ori'ompany carrying on, or engaged in, or about  I o carry on or engage in. any business or I raii.-acl ion which  I his Ciimpuny is aui borized lo carry on or engage in. or  any oilier business or transaction capable of being conducted-n us directly nr indirectly to benclif the Company, and to lake, deal in, or ot herwise acquire and hold  shares or .-lock, or oilier scciirilies of. and subsidise,  underwrite the capital of, or otherwise assist, any such  company, and lo sell, hold, rc-issuc. with or without,  guarantee, or ol herwise deal with such shares or scciiri-  I ies.  d'.l To borrow and raise money on such leriusas the  Company may delerniinc. and lo secure t he re-payment  of any money' borrowed or raised, together with any interest', bonus, or premium payable or agreed lo be paid in  respect (hereof, by or without u liinrlgageor cbaige upon  the whole or any part, ofllie assets lexisl ing and future)  of Ihe Company (including ils uncalled capital I. and Hint  either with or without the inlervenl ion of trustees, anil  so thai such mortgage or cliarge limy lie conlaincd iu any  trust, deed or deeds, or in an.v debenture or debentures  Ilo bearer or regir-tered holder), aud such delicti! arcs  may be lerininnbie or perni.'t mil or redeemable hy drawings or otherwise, or iri-i'ileem.'ible, and with or without  preference or priorily among dill'crenl issues, and with  power for lhe. Company lo vesl in lhe hands of trustees  for any persons, company or corporal ion advancing any  moneys lo Ihe Company, any imrtnf lhe moneys so ud-  vanccil, or of Ibc capital or undivided prolils of the Coin-  puiiy. willi a view lo .securing lo the lenders so advancing moneys I he due perforinunce of all the obligations ol  the Company in regard I hereto, and with or without  power to the lenders lo convert Ibeir scciirilies inlo  shares of I lie ('oinpany.  (s.l To make. draw, issue, accepl. endorse, discount,  and re-discount, purchase, sell, and deal in bills of exchange, promissory notes, and oilier negotiable instruments.  (1.1 To sell I he undertaking of I lie Ciiiiipim.v or any  pari thereof, I'or such eoii.-idcrat ion as |,hc Company limy  lliink III, and in parlicular for shares I fully or partly  paid up), debenluros or securities of any other company having objects nllogclber or! in purl similar  lo Iho.-e of l his Company, to form and promote  any other company or companies for the purpose of ac-  i|ii'iriiigall or any of lhe properties, rights anil Nubilities  of this Cumpuiiy. or for any other purpose which may  seem directly or indirectly calculated to bclielll this  Company.  (u.l To accuniiilale prolils for anv of the. purposos of  lhe Company, ami lo appropriate any of tlie Company's  u���el-, wliellii r capital  or prolits.   for spee-ilie pin pose.-.  either conditionally or uue lilionnliy, and to admit unv  ela��� or -cclioii of llui-e who have dealings with Ih'e  Company to any share iu lhe prolils (hereof, or in the  prolils of,-my particular branch of Hie Company's bus-  ines-, or lo any oilier special right-, privileges." nil vantages ur benclils.  (v.) To invest or deal with any inone.v n of (he Company, not immediately required,, in such' manlier as the  Company may think lil.  (w.i To aid iu the establishment of, and support, of association- or in-titutiotis calculated to bcnelil per.-tins  employed hy lhe Company, or having dealings wilh the  Company, anil to conler on an.v such persons the right lo  parlicipatc in the prolils of the Company.  (x.) To siih-ci ihe lo any fund, in.-t ii iliion or company,  and Iii act. by delegate or olherwi-c. upon any trade,  council, couiiiiillee. chamber of cm rce. -vnd'ieato. tunny oilier body uf persons, formed lo lawfully promote  either the general interest of hiisiue���e- lo winch thai of  lhe Company is allied, or any oilier business thai may be  coiiiliisjye to Ihe interests of Hie Company.  (y.l To cancel or accept surrenders o'f anv share or  shares of any member or members for any reasons anil  on any term- ami conditions, ami a- and when tlie  Director.-, in I heir absolute di.-erction, think til, with or  without any continuing liability nltachiiig to ,-uch member or member-, to pay up any uncalled or unpaid capital  in respect of such -hare or shares so cancelled or surrendered.  (z.) To purchase ur otherwise acquire or icileem tlie  prefer,!nee -hare- nf lhe Company, ns provided bv the  Aihcles ol Association, subject to the .-unction tif the  proper emu t.  I,in.I To obtain any prtn-i-ional order of the Hoard of  I rade or Ael ol I'.irliamenl for enabling tlie Cumpanv to  carry any of it.- object.- into eil'ect.  (l>li.) To procure (he Company to he registered or recognized in any foreign or colonial country or place.  Ircl To distribute, hy wuy of dividen'd or otherwise.  ' ugllie member.- of llu- C puny any-hares or securities belonging to the Company or am oilier company, or  any properly or as-ct.- of the Company applicable as  prolits. and to i-siic -hare-, bonds or other -eeiirilies of  the Company, in sal i-fnctioii or on account of anv liabilil ie-.dividcnd-, b I-, or share of  piolils so  payable.  whether lo member.- or employees of the Company or  other persons.  (dd.I To make donation-io such per-ons and in such  ease-a.- may -com expedient.  (eel   To rciniiner.iteaiiv per-on or per.-on- fur services  rendered, or to lie  rendered,   n  relut   to  I he  placing  ol the Company'.- -hare-or .scciirilies. or otherwise.  (IT.) To issue debentures nr nllier securities or shares  (wholly or partly paid up) to any Director, ollicer of the  Company, or oilier per.-on. a.s the con-iderat ion for am*  properly which may he acquired bv. or any service- or  work which may he rendered to or thine for. lhe Coin-  p.uij. or in or tov( arils pay ment of lhe debts nr liabilities  ol or undertaken by (he Company.  (gg.l To do all or anv ol I he above I hing- ill any part  of Hie world, and as principals, agents. coiili,i"elnr-.  trustees or otherwise, and by or through trustees, agents  or otherwise, and fillier alone or in conjunction wi li  others.  (lib.) To do all oilier such tilings as are conducive or  incident a I to the uliniumcul of I lie above objects, or novel iliem.  di.l Subject Io soi-Hon (/) the capital fund-and assets  ol the Company-hull Moi be expended or applied in the  puivh.i-e ol. or lent   upon, the security of its nvvn -hare.-.  (jj.) The word **l'oni| ,uiy' Ihiougiioul Ibe.-e presents  shall be deemed to include any partnership or other  body of persons, whether incorporated or not incorporated, and whether domiciled in the l.iiled Kingdom or  elsewhere.  The amount of (.he capital stock of I ho said Company  is three hundred thousand'pounds sterling, divided into  (Willi Ired and  lifty thousand  ordinary shares of miu  pound  each, and  lifty thousand  e ulu'tive  preference  shares ol one pound each.  Thcjilai.-e of business of the said Company is located at,  the corner of Victoria aud Kuolenav streets, in the Town  ol .Nelson. Hi-iti.-h Columbia.  In testimony whereof. I have hereunto set. mv hand  and allixed my seal of ollice t he.'tlst day of October. IHKi.  at, ihe City of Victoria, in tlie Province of Hritish Columbia.  |l..'--.| C. .1.  LKHCATT.  I.'egistar of Joint  .toek Companies.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that .lohn MeDunald. as agent  I'or Kbenezer Kamsay. lias (iletl (he necessary papers and  made application for a Crown (Irani in favor of 'the inin-  aral claim " Lulu." situated in Ihe N'elson Mining Division of West I .ootenny. Ad verse claimants wil! forward  their objections within CO days from the dale of this publication. X. KIT*_.STi;iiH.S.  (���old Commissioner.  Nelson. It. C. I.'lth Novemher. l_i.'".  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice i.s hereby given Hint John McDonald, as agent  for Charles Hull-and others, has tiled the necessary  papers and iiiiuleappliealioii for a Crnwn Grant in favor  of the mineral claim "Victoria," situated in the Nelson  .Mining Division of W'csi ICootenay. Adverse claimant.-1  will forward their objections within CO days from the  dale of this publication. N. l''ITZ.STL'lti-!S.  (���'old Commissioner.  Nelson. H. C, I'it.Ii November. 1S!��.  APPLICATION    FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after dale I inlend lo apply lo the stipendiary magistrate of West  Koo'ciiny district for a license to sell liquor al mv hotel  at i-'ive-mile Point, in said district. It, F. Pl-.l'iltV.  Nelson, Novemher-.'iilh. IS!-.'!.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  The company's A I  pn.-sengor and freight steamer  W.  HUNTER  (I. L. K.STA HIiOOK Muster  I.KAV *���*.-���  SKW  DKNVKI!  daily  for   .-silverton   (Four  Mile City) end head of Slnoan lake, returning to New  Denver bv li P. Al.  FOll HAT KM apply on board.  \V. (.'. M-ICINN. N. Secretary,  .lime, '-'1st, IN!).''. .Silverlou, II.f).  TO THE  Ef\SJ  3Y)d  Tlie Kootenay Country is 200  Miles nearer the Eastern  States  and Canada via Bonner's   Ferry   than   any   other  route.  U/ESJ  ar-ud  SOiJSJ-l  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's Perry with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  For Spokane, Puget Sound. Molilalia points, St. Paul,  Chicago and points in Canada and the Kastern Stales.  Pa nee Sleeping and Dining curs, Family Tourist ei rs,  Hull'el -Library cars, Free Colonist ears daily between St.  Paul. Iloniier's Ferry, Spokane, and Seallle. Through  sleepers lo ('hicugo.  For fiirllier information apply lo the ollieers of tho  bonis on the Bonner's Ferry run; lo P. Casey, agent,  (Irenl Northern L'nilvvuy, Honner's Ferry, Idaho; II. II.  ���SI. John, general iigenl. Spokane. Wash.; K. (!. Stevens  eilv passenger nnd ticket iigenl, Scuttle. Wash.; II. (!.  AleMicken, general agent, 2 King slree.f east, Toriinlo,  Out.; or !���'. I. Whitney, general passenger and ticket  agent, St. Paul, Minn.  Hi.  _rf  MR,  '������_���-/-  s-i_.'  J.-.-.  ��.13CTE.  g!!^^ THE TRn)UKJ_:   JsTI.LSO_>r, B.C., SA.Tai.DAV, jtfiClMlEI.  ao,  1893.  ���I  Capital, all���-rl.  Rest,   -   -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DONALD  A.  SMITH   Hon. <:i-:<>.  A.  DKLIM.MOND,..  M.  S. (JI.OU.STON    President   Vice-President  .. .(lener.-il Manager  the hour of .10 Mv. Creede, entering .at his  y.'ii'den gale, passed up the gravel walk,  which looked very white in the moonlight,  mounted the stone steps of his line house  tind pausino- a. moment inserted his latchkey in the door. As Jie pushed this open  he met his wife, who was crossing the  passage from the parlor to the libaray.  .he greeted him pleasantly, and pulling  the floor further back held it I'or hiin to  enler. Instead, he burned, and looking  about his feebiii front of the threshold,  uttered tin exclamation of surpri-.*.  \\Vhv !-���- wha.t  tho  devil,"  he said litis  _sr____so_NT _3_s.-__._src_a:  N.W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.       Ill: VNCIIKS  IN   LONDON   (Eno-laiul),   iri_W YORK    CHICAGO,  and in Ihe principal cities in Canada.  Uuy and  sell Sterling  Kxchangi: ami  Cable Transfer*-  CU.VN'T CO.M.Ml-UtCI.VI. .VMi TI'.WKI.I.KU.S* CI.KIIITS,  available in any purl of Hie world.  Ill-.VKTS  IMS. I'D; I'OI.I.KlTIOXK  MAIIH;   1CTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  IIATI*: OI-' INTKHK.T (at present) :t{ Per Cent,.  THE JUG OF SIRUP.  On the Kith day of July,   in   the  year  hS(i.*j,   John   Dcenier  died,   anil   two days  later his remains were buried.    As he had  been   personally   known   to  every  man,  woman aud  well grown child in the village, the funeral was. as the local  newspaper phrased it. "largely attended."    In  tu'i.-ordnnce with a custom of the time and  place, the col'lin was opened at the graveside, and  the entire assembly of   friends  iind   neighbors  filed   past,   taking a   last  look at the face of the dead.    And then,  before the eyes ol' all. John   Dcenier was  put  into   the ground.    Some of  the eyes  were a trille dim. bud in a general  way it  may be said that tit that interment there  was lack of neither observance nor observation: John  was indubitably dead, ttnd  one could have pointed out  any   ritual  eliiKiuency   thtit   would   have   justiiied  im in coming back from the grave.    Vet  human testimony is good  for tiny thing  nd certainly it once put an end to witch-  afb in and about Salem) he came back.  1   forgot   to stale  that  the  death  and  .urial   of John   Dcenier occurred   in   the  little village of llillbrook. in the Suite of  Missouri, where he had lived   for thirty-  one years,    lie had been what is known in  some parts   of the   l.rnion  (which   is admittedly a free country) as a "merchant";  that is tosay. he kept a relnii shop for the  sale of such  things tis are commonly sold  in.-shops of that character.    His honesty  ��� '.had  never been   questioned, so far as  is  known, and   he was held in -high   esteem  by   all.     The only  thing  that could   be  urged against him by the most censorious  was a too close devotion to business.    It  -was not urged against him, though many  another, who'manifested it in no greater  degree,   was  less leniently judged.'   The  business to which Joint  was devoted was  mostly his own���that  may have made a  difference.  At the time of Deemers death nobody  could recollect a single day- Sunday's excepted, that li. .had not passed in his  '���store," since he had opened it more than  a quarter-century before. Mis health  having been perfect during all that time,  he hud been unable to discen'iany validity  in whatever may or niight have been  urged to lure him -astray from his counter;  and it is related that once when he was  summoned to thecounty seat asa witness  iu an important law case, and tlitl not attend, the lawyer-who'had' the hardihood,  to'move that he be "admonished" was  solemnly informed that the court regarded the proposal with ������.surprise."  -..'judicial surprise being tin emotion, that  attorneys tire not commonly ambitious to  arouse, the motion was hastily withdrawn  and tin agreement''with, the other side  effected as to what .Mr. Deemer would  have said if he had been there���the other  side pushing its advantage to the extreme  and making tlie supposititious testimony  distinctly ('lainaging to the interests of its  proponents. .In brief, it was the general  feeling in all that region that John 1)eem-  er wtis the one* immobile verity of Mill-  brook, tind that his translation in space  would precipitate some dismal public ill  or strenuous calamity.  Mrs. Deemer iind two grown daughters  occupied the upper rooms of the building,  but John had never been known to sleep  elsewhere than on a cot behind the counter of the store And there, quite by accident, he was found one night, (lying,  and passed away just before the time for  taking down the shutters. Though  speechless he appeared conscious, and it  was thought by those who knew him best,  that if the end had unfortunately been  delayed beyond the usiiai hour I'or opening the store the effect upon the patient  would have been deplorable.  Such had been John Deemer such the  llexity iind in variety of his lifennd habit  that had led the village humorist (who  hud once attended college) to bestow upon  liini the .sobriquet of "Old Ibidem." and,,  iu the first issue of the local newspaper  after the death, to ex plain without offense  that John had taken "a day off." It wtis  more than a. day, but from the record it  appears that well within a month Mr.  .Deemer made it plain that he had not the  leisure to be dead.  One of Millbrook's most respected citizens was Alvan Creede, it bunker, lie  lived in the finest house in town, kept a  carriage and wtis a most estimable man  variously. He knew something of the  advantages of travel, too. having been  frequently in St. Louis, and once, it was  thought, in New Vork, though he modestly  disclaimed thtit glittering disi inct ion.  Tho matter is mentioned here merely as a  contribution to tin understanding of Mr.  (,'rcede's worth, for either way it is creditable to hiin -Lo his intelligence if he had  put himself even temporarily into contact  with metropolitan culture; to his truthfulness if he had not.  One pleasant summer evening at about  become of that jug'-'  "What jug. Alvan'-'" his wife inquired  not very sympathetically.  "A jug of maple sirup- I brought if  along from the store, and set. it down here  to open the door.    What I ho      ���"  ���"There, there. Alvan, please don'tswen r  again." said the lady interrupting. Ilili-  brook. by Lhe way. is noL the only place  in Christendom where a vestigial polytheism forbids the taking in vain of the  Kvil One's name.  The jug of maple syrup which the easy  ways of Southwestern village life permitted Millbrook's foremost citizen to  carry home from the store was not there.  "Are you quite si ire, Al v- ���- "  ".My dear, do you suppose a inn.n does  not know when he is carrying ft jug. I  bought that; syrup at Deemer. a.s I was  passing. Deemer himself drew it iind  loaned me the jug, ttnd I--������"  The sentence remains to this day unfinished: ill'. Creede's lace suddenly became its pale as laces of the dead. Me  staggered into the house, entered the  parlor tind dropped into an arm-chair,  trembling in every limb. Me had suddenly remembered that John Deemer wtis  three weeks death  Mrs. Creede stood by her husband, regarding him with surprise and anxiety.  ''For I leaven's ��� sake." she said "what  ails you'."  Mr. Creede's .sufferings having no  obvious rein Lion to the interests of the  Better I-and. he did not apparently think  it necessary to expound tliein on that demand: he said nothing���merely stared.  There were long moments of silence,  broken by nothing but the measured ticking of the clock, which seemed somewhat  slower than usual, as if it were civilly  granting them tin exlension of time in  which to recover their wits.  ���'.Jane. I have gone mad ��� that is it."  Me spoke thickly tind hurriedly. "Vou  should have told me: you must have observed my .symptoms before they became  so pronounced that 1 have observed them  myself. I thought I was passing Deenier's  store. It was open and lit. up���-thtit i.s  what I thought-; of course it is never open  now. John Deemer stood at his desk behind the counter. My Cod, Jane, I saw  him as distinctly as I see you. l.einem-  bering that you hud expressed a wish I'or  maple syrup 1 went in and purchased  some���that is till ��� I purchased two quarts  of maple sirup from John Deemer, who  is dead and under ground, but nevertheless drew that sirup from a cask tmd  handed it to me in a jug. Me talked with  me. too, rather gravely, I remember, even  'more so than was his way, but not a word  of what he -said can I now recall. But I  saw him���-good Lord, I saw and talked  with him���and he deatl! So I thought,  but I'm matl, Jane. I'm tis crazy tis a beetle;  iind you have kept it from me.';  This monologue gave the woman time  to collect what faculties she had.  "Alvan," she'said, "you. have given no  evidence of abboration, believe me. This  wtis undoubtedly an illusion'-���how should  it be anything else. Thtit would be too  terrible! But there is no insanity; you  are workingtoo hard at the bank. Vou  should not have attended the meeting of  directors this evening; any one could see  t.hiit you" were''ill; I knew something  would occur."  It may have seemed to him -that, the  prophecy had lagged, a bit. waiting for  the event, but he said nothing of that,  being concerned with his own thoughts,  lie was calm now tind could think coherently.  "Doubtless the phenomena was subjective." he said, with a somewhat ludicrous  transition to the slang of science. "Granting the possibility of spirit tial a pparatioit,  iind oven materialization, yet theappara-  tion and materialization of a half-gallon  brown clay.jug���a piece of coarse, heavy  pottery evolved from nothing���that is  hardly thinkable."  As he linishetl speaking, a child ran into  the room- his little daughter. She was  clad iu a bedgown. Hastening to her  father she threw her arms about his neck,  saying: "Vou naughty papa, you forgot  to come iu and kiss me. We heard you  open the g;i te aud got up iind looked out.  And. papit. dear, Kddy says mayn't he  have tlie little jug you carried, when it is  empty."  As the full import of t hilt revelation imparted itself to .Alvan Creede's understanding he visibly shuddered.  The estate of John Deemer being in the  hands of an executor who thought it best  to dispose of the "business" the store had  been closed ever since the owner's death,  the goods having been removed by another "merchant" who had purchased  them en bloc. The rooms above were  vaciint as well, for the widow and daughters hitd gone to another town. On the  evening immediately after Alvan Creede's  adventure(\vliicli had somehow "got out")  ,-t crowd of men, women, and children  thronged the sidewalk opposite the store.  That the place was haunted by the spirit  of the late John Deemer was now well  known to every resident of llillbrook,  though many a fleeted disbelief. Of these  the hardiest, and in ;i general way the  youngest", threw stones against the front  of the building, the only part accessible,  but carefully missed the unshuttered  windows. Incredulity had not grown to  malice. A few venturesome souls crossed  the street and rattled the door in its  frame: struck matches iind held them  near Lhe windows: attempted to view the  black inferior. Some of the spectators  invited attention to their wit by shouting tind groaning and challenging the  ghost, to a footrace.  After it considerable time hud elapsed  without any manifestations, and many  of the crowd had gone away, ill I those remaining began to observe that tins interior of the store was suffused wiLh a  dim yellow light.    At this ail demonstra  tions ceased; the intrepid souls about the  door and windows fell back to the opposite side of the street tind were ii'n-  inerged in the crowd; the small boys  ceased throwing stones. Nobody spoke  above his breath: all whispered excitedly  aud pointed to the now steadily growing  light. Mow long a time had passed since  the first faint glow had been observed  none could have guessed, but eventually  the illumination was bright enough to reveal the whole interior of the store, and  there, standing tit his desk behind the  counter, John Deemer was  distinctly vis-  'THB   BABBLING   BROOKE.'  ible!  Tho effect upon the crowd was marvelous. It began rapidly to melt a way at  both Iliiiiks." as the timid lel'L the place.  .Many ran as fast its their legs would let  ihcni: others moved off with greater  dignity. turning occasionally to look backward over the shoulder. At, hist a hundred, mostly men, remained where they  were, speeciiloss, staring, pale. The ap-  paration inside gave them no attention ;  it was apparently occupied with it book of  accounts.  Presently three men left the crowd on  the sidewalk', a.s  by   a   common  impulse,  iind crossed  the  street.    One of  them, a  heavy man, wtis about to set his shoulder  against-thedoor when it opened,   apparently   without   human agency,   and   the  courageous  investigators   passed   in.    No  sooner  Intel   they   crossed   the  threshold  than they were seen by the awed observers outside lo be acting in the most unaccountable   way.    They   thrust   out their  hands    before    them,    pursued   devious  courses, came into violent collision with  the counter, with  boxes and   barrels  on  the   Moor, and   with  one another.    They  turned awkwardly hither and thither and  seemed trying to esca'pe, but unable to retrace their.stops.    Their voices were heard  iu  exclamations  iind   curses.    J.uL  in   no  way did Lhe apparation of John  Deemer  manifest an interest in what wasgoingon.  By what impulse tlie crowd was moved  none ever recollected,   but suddenly the  entire     mass���men.     women,     children,  tings���made a .simultaneous and tumultuous rush   for entrance.    They congested  the doorway, pushing for precedence���-resolving themselves at  length  into a line  and   moving up  step by step.    By  some  sttbde spiritual or physical   alchemy observation . had    been     transmuted    into  action���the sight-seers had   become  participants  in   the spectacle���the audience  had usurped the stage.  To the only spectator remaining unmoved fin the other side of the street���  the banker, Alvan Creede���the interior of  the store, with its inpouring crowd continued in full illumina tion ; all the strange  things going on in there were visible, conspicuous.  To those inside all was black���a darkness unthinkable! It was as if each person as he was thrust in at the door by the  pressure of those behind hint had been  stricken stone-blind. They groped with  aimless imprecision of movement, tried to  turn and force their way back against  the current. They .pushed-.and elbowed,  struck at random,'Tei 1 and were trampled,  rose and trampled others with vengeful  emphasis. They seized one another  blindly by the garments, the hair, the  beard, fought like animals, cursed,  shrieked, shouted and called one another  opprobrious and obscene names! When,  finally Creede saw the last person of the  line pass into that horrible tumult the  light that had illuminated it wassuddenly  quenched, aiitl all was jis black to him as  to those within, lie turned and left the  spot.  In the early morning a curious crowd  had gathered about " Deenier's." It was  composed partly of those who had run  away tlie night before, but hail now the  boldness of sunshine. ...partly of honest  folk going to their daily toil. The door  of the store stotxl .'open: the place was  vacant, but there were blood-spot, here  and thereon the walls and furniture, stray  tangles of hair on the floor and 'fragments  of clothing. But llillbrook militant had  managed to pull itself together somehow  and had gone home to medicine its hurts  and swear that it had been all night iu  bed. Upon a dusty desk behind the counter was it stilesboo!-. The. entries in it. in  John Deenier's handwriting, had ceased  on the 15th day of July���the day before  his death. No: there was another, freshly  written. It recorded the sale, on the 7th  dii-y'of August, to Alvan Creede. of one-,  half gallon of maple sirup.  That is the entire story- except that,  men's passions have subsided iind Beason  resumed her sway, it is thought in Mill-  brook that, considering the harmless and  honorable character of his first transaction under the new condition,. John  Deemer, defunetus, niight properly have  been suffered to continue in business without mobbing. And in that, judgment the  Distinguished Authority from whose unpublished monograph these facts are compiled heartily concurs.  A Night-Gown Parade.  All astonishing exhibition of girlish  charms was seen recently iit the l.'otts-  town. I'ennsylvania. opera house'. A benevolent order ga ve a bonolit enl.erLniii-  nieiit.the child' feature of which, according to the official program, was a ������nightgown drill." This drill wtis just what the  name implied. The lights in the room  were slightly lowered, lo give the scene a  more realistic effect. The audience sat  breathless for a minute or two, and then,  from the wings of the stage, emerged a  vision of maiden loveliness. A pretty  girl, of interesting' years, walked slowly  befol'o the footlights. Her only robe, so  far as the charmed spectators could see.  was ii white flowing gown of t he simplest  make. The soft material clung nicely to  the prettily minded shoulders. Her hair  fell loose upon her shoulders. Mer snow-  white feet and ankles twinkled beneath  the filmy lace at the bottom of the gown.  Hardly had the audience recovered its  bieat li before another girl, dressed just as  the first appeared. Theii another and  another, until seventeen bewitching girls,  with loose flung hniraiid twinkling feet,  were upon the stage. Kach young lady  carried it lighted candle'. They marched  back and forth across the stage and performed various evolutions. They refused  to respond to an encore.  The   Independence- ___   Eeauty  of   the   Lady  Who   DivuJced   the  Eaccarat  Scandal.  The death  of the earl of Warwick has  erased   from   the   lists   one  of   the   most,  famous mimes in Knglish society, i'or lady  Brooke is lady Brooke no more, but the  countess of Warwick.    Mer husband, who  has hitherto borne the courtesy  title of  lord Brooke, succeeds to the titles of earl  Brooke,   earl    of    Warkiek,    and    baron  Brooke  of  Boauchanip's  Court, and   his  lady is now  the chatelaine of   Warwick  castle, founded by the Romans, rebuilt", iu  the fourteenth  century, tind since added  to and repaired until it is one of Lhe most-  niitgnificeiiLas well its famous of I.ngland's  great, homes.  Mul. (hough  the   name of lady Brooke  will not be used  hereafter, it will   not. be  forgotten.     After    the   queen 'and    her  daughter-in-law,  the   princess of   Wales,  there is   no   Knglish  woman   so   widely  known     by    name   and     reputation   as  " Daisy," lady Brooke,    from thetkiysho  was presented at court, in  1.SS0, she was  iin   acknowledged    beauty;   her   fortune  made her si still greater matrimonial prize;  iit her marriage, a year later, it son of tlie  queen���the late   prince Leopold, duke of  Albany���acted as best man lor his college  chum,   lord  Brooke;   she at once took  a  leading place   in   Loudon  society,  which  her   beaiuy,   originality,   audacity,   nnd  brilliant wit hit \ e since maintained.    She  has   been   singled  out by the  prince of  Wales as the object of his most favored at-  tentions;she it was whose iiidiscreettongue  brought Lhe baccarat scandal of Trail by  Croft Lo the light of  day, and   thereby  gained for her the sobriquet of "the babbling Brooke;" and she is the only woman  of wiiom the princess of Wales has been  known to evince jealousy.  Francis   l.velyn    Maynard    was    born  thirty-one   years   ago.    Mer   father   was  colonel Charles Henry Maynard, and his  death preceded that  of his   father some  live months, so that he did not inherit tlie  title   of   Viscount   Maynard.   and,    consequently, his daughter i.s not, technically  of noble birth.    But   tho fairies  who attended her birth forgot no other gift of  fortune.   She is one of the most beautiful  women in tho world; her hair is a golden  brown, her eyes are deep violet  in color  and    womleriully   attractive,   her   complexion is that delicate peach-like bloom  that    Knglantl     litis    given     her   fairest  daughters, her features just escape being  '���faultily   faultless"    by an    intlcfinable  something   that   makes   her   look    more  human  and   less   like a  statue,  tind   her  Jigure is such its a  Venus���a fin-de-sieclo  Venus���inightenvy.    There are those who  say   that   she   knows   her  perfection  of  torni, and that she allows otliers to know  it too well; but her  slioiiiders  are absolutely faultless iind  she undresses  thorn  superbly.    Her costumes, too, are always  in- perfect keeping with the occasion, aiitl  devised  and worn with a las te unknown  among Knglislnvonien.    They  say one of  the princess of Wales's most bitter scores  against  the former lady Brooke  is  that  she  is disputing, with much appearance  of   success,   the   position  of   dictator of  Knglish   fashions   that tlie  princess has  held for so many years.  tier birth, her iortune, and her beauty  assured her position, and gave opportunity for the development of her originality  until she is like the hochgoboreu of the  Viennese court in her indilferenee to criticism. Tho leaflet* of the "Marlborough  House set," she handles tho gossip that  comes on tho tapis witii an airy audacity  peculiarly her own, and her perfect knowledge of French 'and Italian enables her to  skate lightly over conversational danger-  spots whore her more downright Knglish  sis.ers cannot, follow without .breaking  through. It is undoubtedly hot amusing  and brilliant talk that has held the prince  'of Wales her loyal friend. J let* beauty  attracted him, of course, but it alone  could not have held him these twelve  years or more. He first met her.at her  wedding, when his name was inscribed  first on the registry, and since then no  social -pleasure was complete' for him  without her company.- The gossips have  Wiigged their tongues, of course, but hidy  BrooK'o's sharp wit paid them back in kind,  and she hits gone her own gait. Hei'husband is a phlegmatic man, more loud of  .fox-hunting and a country gentleman's  life than ol courts and civic scenes: but  those who know him find refutation of  the scandals about his wife and the prince  iu the belief that he would never accept  the role of inari complaisant, even to his  sovereign'sson, itnd in the entirely cordial  relations .existing between lady Brooke  and all the members of her husband's  family.  It was the prince's predilection for lady  Brooke that laid bare the Tranby Croft  sea nihil three years ago. The prince had  been invited to stay during the Doneaster  races iit Wclbeck Abbey, thecountry seat  of the (hike of Portsmouth. But When  the prince handed in the mime of lady  Brooke its one of those whom, according  to custom, he would like to have invited  to Wclbeck Abbey during his stay, the  duke informed hiin that lady Brooke was  persona nou grata, to the duchess of Portsmouth, and, therefore, he could not have  her ;is his guest. The prince thereupon  declined to go to Wclbeck Abbey, and accepted instead tin inviuition from Mrs.  Wilson, wife of the enormously wealthy  Mull ship builder, to spend the week tit  Tianby Croft, where he could have whomsoever he wished. Lady Brooke was unable to join the party at Tranby Croft,  owing to the sudden'death of her stepfather, the carl of Rosslyn, but, .she seems  to have heard of the scene at the baccarat  titbit; there. It will be remembered that sir  William Gordon-..'tiniining was accused of  cheating at baccarat, iind that he promised never again to touch a card if tin; persons present preserved absolute secrecy '  about the affair. Some time later lady j  Brooke made some taunting remark to  Sir Williain that showed she knew sonic-  thing ifbout, it. Then the whole affair  came out, and il. became evident, that the  prince of Wales must have violated his  promi.ed word and fold lady Brooke. In  any event, t.he fact is incontestable that  lady Brooke it was who gave the Tranby  Croft scandal to the world. ��� It may be in-  LeresLing to add. by the way. that many  people suppose the whole affair was a conspiracy got up by certain ladies against  sir William Gonlon-Ciunniing, whoso offense may be inferred from the nickname  by which he was known in London  society. " William,Tell."  The whole story of the Tranby Croft  affair was written up by lady Charles  Bores ford in the form of a novel, in which  lady Brooke was thinly veiled sis ludy  ltivors: but she could got no publisher to  take it: and it was circulated from hand  to hand in type-written manuscript until  almost every one in society had read it.  The fair author's animus in this spiteful  attack was insane jealousy of lady Brooke,  lo whom her handsome husband, "Condor  Charley," had been very attentive some  time before.  The new countess of   Warwick   is not,  however, exclusively a butterfly winging  her   eriatic   flight   in   dangerous   paths.  She is a  talented  woman in  many ways.  She sings and   paints far bettor than the  average amateur.    What she has-done in  literature may be judged from her'recent  articles on Knglish society in the new Pall  Mall  Magazine.    She can, tool a   foiii'-in-  htind along a road with the best whips in  Kuropc, iind her pink habit is often seen  in   the  hunting-field.    She is one of tho  best judges of fine cattle iind sheep in her  comity,  and   her   popularity among the  peasants and shop-keepers there has kept  her husband  in   parliament a.s  the Conservative  representative of what should  be a .Radical  borough for several  years.  She also does much in the way of ch'arity.  her pot project being a school which she  maintains iit   Kaston.   whore more  than  one  hundred  girls are constantly being  taught    embroidery,    lace-making,   and  other feminine crafts that lit them to earn  ii comfortable living.    Many graduates of  this admirable  institution'now  hold responsible   positions  with Loudon milliners and modistes.  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  IS SUI-I-UKI) WITH  TIIK   HKST HliANI). OK A1,L,  KINDS OK WINKS, I.IQUOH.S. AND GIGA U.S.  Special Attention to Miners.  International  HOTEL  Corner of "West Vernon  and Stanley Streets  NELSON,   B.C.  The Reclamation Works.  Bonner's Ferry Herald, 2:3rd: Fved (. .  Little, manager of the Kootenay Valley  reclamation works, was iu town the fore  part of the week, and, like all good Christians, fit lied to pay his respects to the Herald office. He was up to send off his reports and pay-roll, winding up the business for the year. His outfit made good  progress this season. They have completed six miles of tho dyke along tlie  river, besides a dyke across the valley  from the river to the mountains. Next  year they expect to continue the dyke  down the river some eight or nine miles  to ti point where tho river Ijoiirs in close  to the mountains. More they will run a  dyke across to the hills and they will then  have several thousand acres reclaimed.  Mr. Li title's company is doing a great  work for the lower part of the valley. In  the com se of time the Vankees ou this  end of the line will follow up this work  iind then till this fertile valley will he  made productive iind be settled up with  a large population.*'  First-Class in Everything1.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor for  Ladies, and the Rooms are Furnished Newly Throughout.  THE TABLE is not Surpassed by  any Other Hotel in the Kootenay  Lake Country, Being* Supplied  with the Best of Everything*.  JAS. DAWSON & B. CRADDOCK,  PROPRIETORS.  THE BAR  Is Stocked -with Choice Imported and Domestic Wines. Liquors and Cigars.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  elson Hotel  Dining-Room  is now under tho management of  lintel',' steward on tlie steamer Xelson).  From this lime on .'in eHbrl will be miulc to make the  Nelson a resort I'or business and niiniiii; men. :us everything obtainable in season will he procured.  Kates-Single meals, .1 cents: day hoard. $. a week.  Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.  ceur d'Alene  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  ARK COX VKSI KXT AX I)  (.OMKOl'TAHIJ*.'.  THE TABLE  IS   THK   HKST    IX   TIIK  MOUNTAINS.  JOHN F. WARD! FRONT STREET  MANAGER.    |   KASLO, B. C.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  W LELAND  HOTEL  Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing,  KASLO, B. C.  Devlin & McKay, Props.  TIIK HKST CI'ISIXK.      TIIK HKST 1IKHS.  TIIK HKST OK KVKH YTlIINd.  and Central  HOTEL  Corner   Front  and   Fourth   Streets,  KASLO,   B. C.  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  SlaK" leaves firimd Central for Wal.-on, Hear Lake City,  Three Kork-. New I'cnvor and all points in  Ihe Kaslo-Slocan di.-.triet.  HE PALACE  HOTEL  Corner   Front  and   Fourth   Streets,  KASLO,   B. C.  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  Special Attention to Miners:  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ilveOIng  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST   WINES,   LIQUORS. AND  CIGARS  IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention, to Miners.  IIOOMS  l-'IKST-CI.ASS.  1,'ATKS MOI'KI.'ATK.  HE  GRAND  HOTEL  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  TIIK (M.OSKST IIOTKI.  in Nelson to tin; Steam-  huat Landing.  tiik h.\i:cai:i:ikstiik  ll.*.  llrands of l,i(|iiors  and Ci'-urs.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain di.-tricl, _::'J  is tho headquarters for prospector.*, mid  working  miners.  MALONE    a.    TREGILLUS,   Props.  1  -  ____������ 'HJ_-TR"l:BU"_>r__:   ffJ-LSOff. li. G, l_ATtJftl)AY, iJl_Cl_M"l3l__.  ao,  1803.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  A passenger on the steamer >elson ^ot  a cold bath on Tuesday nighl in attempting to make a  landing at the Iva-ilo wharf. How he fell is not known,  but it, is known thai lie was in the water full li\'e minutes before ho wa-; pulled out. The city council of Kii.-.lo  should insist on the wharf company not only lighting the  wharf, but keeping within ca-y reach lifc--aviug appliances 13 ounces.  Born, at Xelson, on (he morning of (lie  2(jth instant, to lliu wife of .1. Feed Hume, a daughter;  weight, Hi pounds.  Mrs.   George   X. Tavlor arrived   home  from thu cast on Tue.*.day evening. She was ,-iccoin pa nioc I  by her little ii.ic'c.  A ''Chicago Ac (irtind Trunk" ctir stands  on a side-track at the Nelson ,<_ l*'ot*t .Stii-p-uinl d.jiiit an  indication that Nelnon lm-. all-rail connect ion wilh pimili  more distant, than linl'Mju.  John I j. BetalUt.k and II. (.'iogc'i'icli. two  of I.asl.'.s prominent business men. wen- in Ncl*-on this  week. The former met and, became bet ter acquainted  with the president of the ho-pilal ,-ncicty and lhe latter  heeaino aware of the fact that the .-I en mer Nelson leave.*,  the dock on schedule time.  The Hoohesli-r Academy of Kettle Kails  has tho llnesi and busl accommodations for hoarding  studonts of any insliintion of learning in Wiishinglon.  The cour.-e of instruction is practical and thorough.  Terms (including board, room, and tuition), SIS to S- > pi r  month, (lirls wishing to prepare for school leaching, or  hoys wishing a business educal ion. should enlcrschool on  next Monday, January 1st.  "The Bombardment of Alexandria," at  Harrett's hall on Kriday night i�� (Ioc-rili.il by those who  -witnessed it as a blank bhuikety blanked fraud.  The  License   By-Law   of   the   City   of."  Kaslo is now in eil'ect, and the Comit|ue theatre is ro-  <iuircd to pay a license of 310 a night. It was, paid the  first night, but the next night proprietor [Tolland of Spokane was ou tho ground himself, and it is understood ho  is resisting further payments. Tho sooner thu Coiiii'iu.  js closed the better it will be for JC-1-.0.  William  Hunter and W. C.  jlelvinnon  of New Denver arrived in Nelson on Kriday. They report business brisk in their town.  Ore Chipments.  For the week ending' today the X'elson  & Fort Sheppard has forwarded 207 tons  of ore, namely, 00 tons from fcho'Xoblo  Five group, 1_() tons from the Washington, 57 tons from the Dardanelles. 20 tuns  from the Rico, and 10 tons from the  Mountain Chief���all Slocan mines. About  half the ore was billed to the Sclby Lead  Works at San Francisco and goes from  Spokane to Tacoma, by the Xorthcrn I'a-  eilic, thence to San Francisco, by water.  The other half was billed to the United  Smelting Company's works at Great  Falls, Montana, and goes from Spo.ane  over the Great Northern. Jieporls from  Ivaslo are that George Hughes has pit ti on  more stock, and that fully 10 tons of ore a  day will hereafter be hauled from the  mines to Kaslo.  An Obstruction Washed Away.  For years there litis been a big .sandbar  in the Columbia river where it empties into Upper Arrow hike, and ou which the  government placed a beacon. The bar  ���was fully four feet above water and was  an obstruction to navigation. Last week  a terrific, storm raged on the lake, the  -wind blowing from bhe south. "When the  storm abated the sandbar and beacon  had both disappeared and the river channel at that point was fully seven feet in  depth.    BEAUTIFUL   BLACK-MAILERS  A New  York  Correspondent of The Argonaut  Talks of the Modern Man-eater.  The talk of the town is   the attempted  black-mailing of George Gould by pretty  Zella Nicolaiis.    The facts are. of course,  familiar to your readers. A few important links in the chain tire missing. How  did Mrs. Nicolatts obtain  possession  of a  forty-thousHtid-dollar    check  signed    by  George   Gould?    Was  there  ever  *-tich a  check?    If there wtis. and  it passed  into  tlie lady's hands, how  did   George Gould  get it back?    All   sorts of theories  have  been formed to answer these queries, but  none of them wear tin oflicial stamp.    In  the    meantime.   Howe   -S:    Hummel    are  prosecuting the ease  against Mr.  Gould  with their customary vigor, Bottrke Cochran, ou behalf of Mr. Gould, is filing a demand for a bill of particulars, and superintendent of police  Byrne  is drawing a  picture of the fair Zella in colors  which  -would entitle her to a high place at the  court of King  Beelzebub.    She seems   to  be a person of such fascinating plausibility  that she would   deceive  the  very elect.  Superintendent  Byrnes says   thtit"  when  she-sat in his presence telling him lies, he  actually found himself believing her.   She  ���wtis beautiful, diffident, and modest,    lie  thought that a story told by her to twelve  jurors, no matter how false they believed  it to be, would  incline them   to  give  her  the benefit of a presumption of innocence.  According   to   the   police,    her    record  leaves Old-World adventuresses far in (he  shade.    While she was still a slip of a girl  she had achieved ti   reputation for rapidity.    At sixteen she married   a   widower  of the name of Xicolaus. whom she shortly  afterward left.    Then she began a career  of   black-mailing   at   Chicago   and   Xew  York, and seems to ha ve succeeded in getting many rich old men into her toils.  She  .eschewed  young men.    Her habits  were  extravagant.      Last   winter she  went to  live at the Sturtevant House, where her  weekly .bills rarely fell below $"_.() ,*t week,  ami   often   exceeded    $.'500.     She    rarely  ���went out; when she  did,  she  drove in a  cab, which was til ways kept standintr at  the door.    She was fond   of good   eating,  but being uneducated iu gastronomy, she  ordered   diseriniinateiy  from   the   top to  the bottom.of the bill of fare and ate what  pleased her.    She said she was  going on  the stage, and employed an elocutionist to  train her,  saying  that she hud plenty of  money, and, tit the right time, she  would  hire a company of her own and star.    Her  bills she paid promptly.  Superintendent Byrnes says that he has  the names of many men of wealth tind  .social position whom she litis black-mailed.  Numbers of gentlemen of high stttiidiiig  have confessed that they have paid her  money. On tlie other hand, her hi wyers  say that she is innocent, tind the victim of  intolerable slander. They defy the district attorney to institute proceedings  against her for obtaining money under  false pretenses. Society is on (ion Id's  side, but, like Goethe, would like to have  more light.  According to the superintendent, the  business of black-mailing middle aged or  old men by young and fascinating adventuresses is old and flourishing. It is  mrely brought to public notice, because  the victims are more afraid of publicity  than the black-mailers. Of the cases  which are finally brought to tho notice of  the police, not over one per cent comes to  light. A few transpire. There was Sophie  Lyons, the (laughter of a thief. avIio got a.  Boston millionaire into her clutches and  black-mailed hint to the tune of ten thousand dollars. With tin-; she went to England and operated among lords and dukes,  till the officials of Scotland Yard invited  her to leave the country. In Paris she  victimized a dozen rich men. including  some New Yorkers.  Another keen operator was Bertha Hoy-  nian, who was a vision of loveliness. She  got twenty (hottsand dollars out of two  men. and had sharpened her knife for a  third, when she forgot herself and was  one morning presented with <*i steamer  ticket by a defective, who politely saw  her on board. Yetanother was Mrs. Feck,  who got twenty thousand dollars out ofa  soap-man tind thirty thousand dollars out  of a junk-man. When her victims went  to the police, -Mrs. Feck offered to compromise by deserting to the ranks of the  enemy. She was taken info service and  did some excellent delective-work for the  Mulberry Street office. Yetanother was  named .hirkoe. She operated in Wall  Street, anil, under gentle but' effective  pressure by the detective office, she exhibited two lists, one of fifty brokers who  were paying her regular tribute once a  month, and another of men whom" she had  marked down for future slaughter.  It will be understood that .ho J o vies of  these adventuresses were not in every  case black-mail. But a large proportion  of them were. A quiet old bank-director  is settled tit his desk, when a, vision of  beauty appears before his eyes aud solicits  sympathy. His kindly feelings are  roused, and he listens. Suddenly the  beauty bursts into tears which tire aceon-���  ttiatod   by   shrieks.     She   flings   herself  Hotel for Sale.  (The eslale of _Ic.Kae.hren & Co. in li<|iii(liition.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK l>KL_ CII'AI. IIOTKI. INTIfKCITVOK ICASLO.  This house occupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished.  -AiTanKonienl.s have boon made by which the lots can  be sulci with the house. The house has been rimniny  eight months and has done a payin.cj business, and which  by good management could lie greatly improved. For  tonus and parti .ulai's apply lo  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Assignee.  Kaslo. B. 0., December ISth. ISIB.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH. I'OOI.S. AND WINDOW  KilAMKS  .MAIlK TO 01*I.KI!.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  Sl'I'KACIXC'. AND . 1ATCIIINC.  iiit.es  TUUXINli.  Orders from  any town iu the Koolenay I  promptly attended lo.   ("oneral jobbing of  ,!ikc eouutrv  all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington-  Leave 7 A.M.  .NKLSON.  .Arrive 5:1(1 I'.M.  Commencing December lilth, IK!-.'*, on Wednesdays and  fcssitin .Islv-s train*- will run through to Spokane, arriving  there ai ,->:''<) I'. M. same day. Returning will leave  Spokane al. 7 A. _ 1. on Tuesdays and Kridays. arriving at  Xi.-i-oii ut. 5:10 I'. _!.. making close connections with  steamer Nelson for all Ivootenay lake points.  ___   _D__^v-__i_*..___r.  CANADA,  ri.ovi.vri-* (>*������ Hi-msii coi.i.'.mhia.  To our fail liful the members elected to serve in I he legislative nri-eniiily of our I'rovince of Hritish Columbia al  oiirCily of Victoria���Creel ing.  A   IM.ICI.A.MA'noX.  TiU'onoui-: IIavii-:. I *\*X7rHI''l*l-'A.-' we are clu.-ii'ou-. and  Allnrncv-i iencral. C vv ru.-olvcd, as .-non as may be.  to inei-l our [icople of our I'rovince of Hritish Columbia,  and I'i have their advice in our legislature:  Now know ye, t lint for di ver.-cause-and considerations,  and taking inlo con-iderai ion tbe case and convenience  of our loving i-ubject.-. wc bavelhoughl lit. by and with  I he nd vice of on. executive roum-il of the I'rovince of  Hritish Columbia, do hereby convoke, and hy these presents enjoin you. and each of you. that on Thursday, the  eighteenth (lav of the month of January, one thousand  ������ight liundi'ed'and ninety-four, you meet us in our said  IcgisiiiUii-e or p.irliamenl, of our said I'rovince, at. our  City of Vieloria. for the dispatch of business, to lreal, do,  act! and conclude upon those things which in our legislature ol' the Province of Hritish Columbia, by tbe common  council of our said I 'ruvince may, by Ihe favor of Cod. be  ordained.  In Icsliinony whereof, we have caused Ibese our letters  I obis made patent and lhe great seal of the said Province lo be hereunto nlllxed: Witness, the honorable  Kdgar Dewdney. lieutenant governor of oursnid Province of Hritish Columbia, in our City of Victoria, in our  said Province. Ibis fourteenth day of Pocemlicr, in I lie  vear of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and  iiinely-llirue. and in Ihe liffy-seventh year of our reign.  Hv command.  .IAMKS MAM'.!!. Provincial Secretary.  PRIVATE  BILL NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that ul the next session of the  l.egislul lire of the province of Hritish Columbia application will hi; made for the passage of a private bill authorizing I lie applicants to construct, opera I.i;, and maintain a  svslem of railwav. tramway, or aerial tramway, to be  operated bv steam, electricity, or gravity, for thepurpose  of ciii'i'ving" passengers, freight, and ores from a point at  or near New Denver to the .Mountain Chief. Slociin Star.  Alpha, Krcildio Leo. Mine Mini, Honam-a King. Wasbing-  tiui, Durdaiiellcs, Wellington, and any other mine ur  mines within a radius of lll'teen miles of New Denver, into Three Forks. .Silverton. Hear Lake City, Walson.  Sent (in, or anv other town or lowns within a radius of  lift eon miles lif New Denver, iu West Kootenay district ;  also to construct, operate and maintain works for supply-  in" anv mini; or mines, or town or towns, within a radius  of .Iflc'cn miles of New Denver, with electricity for lighting boiling, or oilier purposes, or forsupplyingnny mine  or mini's, or town or lowns. within a radius ul lifteen  miles of New Denver with wafer for household uses or  other purposes; and also to lake and use from Carpenter  creek and i|s I ribnlarics so much water of the said creek  liiid'li'iliiiliiriosiisiiiiiy be necessary to ohlaiu power for  gene, (ling electI'icily I" ''(���' '������-(���'I I"*' tbeahove-iiieiitioneil  sv'sti-iii iiiMiurposc.-. or I'm' o'ber works of I lie applicants;  wilh I'liwer lo lhe applicants lo construct and tiiiiiutiiin  lio ililings, erect ions, raceways, or other works in connec-  lii.n therewith I'or improving or increasing the wider  privilege- and also to enter in and expropriate lands for  ii -in; for power-houses, rigid-of-wiiy. and for (linns, race-  win ���-. or such other works as shall be neccs-ary; al.-o lo  ere'et. ciin.-lriicl, and inaiiilain all necessary works, liullil-  ing.-. pines, poles, wires, appliances, or conveniences necessary fur the purposes of tin; applicants.  .IOJIN KLLIOT, .Solicitor for Applicant''.  New lieiivcr, H.C, December Hit I ���. I WW.  around tho room, tind when tho people in  the next oflice come in to see what-the  'mutter is. n vision of disarranged drapery  strikes their eyes. When the hank-director, indignant .���ind furious, places the  matter in his lawyer's hands, thu man of  law answers, hesitatingly: " Yes, yes,  i\Ir. Blank, she ought to bein State prison,  and we'll try to send her there if you insist; but when your book-keeper testifies  as to what he saw when he entered your  private oflice. what do you suppose a jury  would think? What would your wife tind  daughters think." And the old man pays.  Occasionally <*i man is found with nerve  enough to defy these adventuresses. The  lalo A. T. Stewart gave battle to one of  them, and routed her horse, foot, and  dragoons. So did one or two others, who  shall be nttineless. But a man must bo  very sure that he can sta-nd fire before he  engages iu such a battle. And in these  days, there are so few sleek, round, well-  fed millionaires who can lay their hands  on their hearts aud say there is no sin iu  them.  W. I TEETZEL & CO.  S   AND  DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Oflice  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description  A large and complete stock of  WALL PAPER  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  jaies Mcdonald &  Nelson and Kaslo.  CO.  Carry complete lines of . ur-  nilui-e. as well a.s manufacture  eveey grade of Mai tros^es.  They also carry I'ianos and  Organ.-.    Undertaking.  You Want to Save Money  You ean do so by purchasing* your  supplies from us.  We pay eash for everything which  enables us to sell at lowest rates.  Hudsons' Bay  Company.  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGENTS FOR Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers, Walkerville, Ontario, and Fort  Garry Flour Mills, Manitoba.  EAT Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply  hoats with fresh meats,  or landing in   the  mining companies and- steam-  and deliver sumo at any mine  Kootenay  Lake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 Bast Baker  ICASLO MARKET, Front Street.  St.  BURNS, fflcINNES & CO.  wholesale and retail dealers iu stock and dressed  meats, have opened in flic I turret t hloek. West  Haker street. N'KLSON, and are prepared lo  furnish, in any <|!innti!y, hecf. pork, mutton,  veal, bacon, and ham, al lhe lowest, possible price  FOR  CASH  ONLY.  Orders   Promptly   Filled.  Just received a consignment  of Fall and Winter Scotch Suitings and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.  _E\  J".   SQTTZJR_B_  Corner Ward and Maker .Streets.  We are making ready for a dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  G-oods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and G-lassware at cost.  In anticipation of the increased demand for g-oods that will follow the  opening* up of the famous Silver King" mine, and having- implicit faith in  the future prosperity of Kootenay in g-eneral, and of Nelson in particular,  we have been steadily increasing1 our stock, and have at present the most  complete assortment of g-eneral merchandise in the interior of British  Columbia.    Call and see us and compare prices.  SPECIAL BARGAINS  IN  THE  DRY GOODS   DEPARTMENT.  CHILDREN'S TOYS,  TOILET SETS, ALBUMS, Etc.  Complete Assortment of Xmas Cards to Arrive About  FIEST   ID___0__]_VL_3______  Usual  Staple Stock of Music and Stationery  ___.__-   CLOSEST   PEICSS.  T  Jbrv. _J_NJ  _,  IR,  �����1���B  JL.  JC  ZFiROisr  n-.  ste:  EET    _E_Z^__.  K__>.  J I  o.  oots> Siioes, GpoeBPies,  _���  Earaware  .  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   "WITH   SUPPLIES.  __.E"Vr"___XJSTO-__:3EC  __._s.:d   _sr___.___:T_rs_?  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  P  o  op  Gloves, Moccasins, Overshoes, Overrubers, Mackinaw Shirts, German  Socks, Shirts and Underclothing*, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,  and the finest and most varied lot of Fall and Winter Suits, Vests,  Coats, and Pants ever shown the public in the Kootenay Lake country.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHRISTMAS CARD  Views of the best local and provincial  scenery mounted on Christmas Cards can  now be procured at NEELANDS BROTHERS',  West Baker street, Nelson, where, also,  Steel Engravings, Photogravures, Artotypes,  Etchings, and Lithographs will be sold at  eost for the next twenty days. Mouldings  for Frames and Picture Frames for sale.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  IS,_��!_3__._._3   ALLOWED   _. O-S.   G-OOD   BUILDI_STO-S-  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and R0BS0N.  TO  API. LTT   FOE   PRICES,   3V___._. SP   ."ETC.  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  JEWELRY  FOR  LARGE   STOCK   AND   LOW   PRICES.  Nothing is so treasured as the holiday gift from a distant relative or friend, and no gift  is more appropriate than the fanciful works of the Jeweler.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Houston Block, Nelson.  ���Sss-p'  tfi-l-**:  P&4-S--'..  Bj|'-J-:*jje  -���������*.- Tft_*  #__SJ>  --:*.*_.-��  ���*���*.*-*

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