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 -jeno-A. l  !#____  _��_y?_?7-s_!_3!  VeroRM, B..  V ���.. '     "" '���*>  KOOTENAY  Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,  Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investo-* in Producing Mines..  /..  <:  '% -.>.  Already Completed o   ,y Vy   'instruction and  Steamboat   Lines   in ,  V  Mining   Camps   ami \       ���>/  Make   the*  ��� Koote  nay  Accessible  the '��       '��*.  jnd.  ��� *  . |  i  it  .'  i-H  THIRD   FEAR.---NO.  3.  NELSON, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8,  1394.  TWO DOLLARS. A YEAR,  A   TRAIL   CREEK   TOWN.  " The Tribune" Asked to Give it a Mild Send  Off.  While it cannot be rightly-accused .of  booming towns or townsites, Tino Tri bunk  lias always did its share in trying to advance the interests ot* towns that had  a prospective future. One such town is  Rossland,' in Trail Creek district. Its site  is close to the mines, and the chances are  that it is on the map to stay. The following may read like a paid advertisement,  but'it is not paid lor. It is published because it reads like truth, and because it  nmy help one or two men who have never  been backward in helping Tiik Tribune':'  Rossland is the town situated at the  head of Trail creek, 'aud ..within half a  mile of the gold mines now shipping ore.  It  is   reached  from   Spokane   by   the  ���-'Spokane  Falls  &  Northern  railway., to  Korthport, Washington, whence there is  '������'a stage running- 15 iniles to Rossland, and  from Revelstoke and  the north by the  boats of the Columbia & Kootenay Steam  Navigation Company to Trail landing on  the Columbia river, whence a good road  leads in seven miles-to the mines.  The Red Mountain railway, under charter from the provincial government of  British Columbia, will run from here to  the international boundary to join a line  projected from Northport; aiui the Canadian Pacific railway have also surveyed  a route from Robson, at the mouth of  Kootenay river, to this point, and will  compete for trade in the near future.  The town is situated on level benches  high up on the mountains. The Rossland  hotel, the Clifton hotel, and the Le Roi  hotel are established and doing good business, and the Trail Mercantile Company  and two other firms of merchants are well  stocked with supplies. There are about  twenty 'buildings already erected.  As usual in British Columbia, good roads  are plentiful,and access to the mines and  the surroundiug country is easy.  This is "one of the oldest camps in the  district, and as the output carries gold  and copper in paying quantities, important developments have been made within  the last year or two. At lirst, considerable difficulty was experienced by the  smelters in reducing the ores of this camp,  which were regarded as base and refractory; but this difficulty has been overcome, and our mineral���which contains  ��� much iron and little silica���is being largely  competed for' by the smelters of Tacoma,  Everett, Butte, Helena, and Great Falls.  The country rock is mostly syenite; the  ore matter runs in veins similar to those  at Butte, improving in quality and extent  as depth is gained.  The great want of the camp is the erection of works for the smelting out of a  copper matte to handle the enormous  masses of gold ore of ���moderate grade, and  it is probable this want v ill be met at an  early date.  Tlie following are some of. the leading  properties in the camp:  Stocked for $2,500,000, by  I. N. Peyton ancl brother;  attorney Red path aud George Forrester,  of Spokane; judge Turner and J. W.  Went worth.- No. 1 shaft is down 310 feet,  and No. 2, 51 feet; on a second ledge, No.  3 shaft is down _*. feet. There is a 100-foot  tunnel and 500 feet of levels to No. 1 shaft.  The pyritic iron ore: yields from the  smelters from $35 to $7(5 in gold and 4 per  cent in copper, and the quality and volume improve with depth. No. 2 shaft is  in a ledge of high-grade ore, giving $150  iu gold and 30 per cent copper. A forty-  horse-power boiler, engine, and air compressors are now at work. Burleigh drills  are about to be put in. A double shift is  running night and day, aud regular shipments of about *J0 or 50 tons are made  weekly, wliich will be increased forthwith to an output of some 50 tons daily.  LE ROI  WAR   EAGLE  Owned by Joe Bourgeois  and.Toe Morris, but bonded  by them to Patsy Clark and A. J. Finch  of the Poorman, Ccour d'Alenes, Messrs.  Campbell Bros, of Cccur d'Alenes, and B.  C. Kingsbury of Butte, Montana. It is  contemplated to stock it for half a, million  dollars. The upper tunnel is in 100 feet:  the. lower, 50 feet. No. 1 shaft is down 72  feet and No. 2 .shaft has struck the main  tunnel at 115 feet, showing !> feet (> inches  of solid ore. This mine presents a face of  clean ore from the surface down and is of  the highest grade in camp. Assays from  No. 2 aud No. 3 shafts give $(i(i in gold ai'id  7. per cent copper. A 30-ton sample has  just gone to Helena for trial and the  parties interested have taken up the  bond. This mine has been worked in the  best manner and is capable of putting out  100 tons daily. Shipments of 1000 tons  will be made this winter.  JOSIE  A nice property belonging  to Frank Loring, George  Crane of Spokane, and Dr. Smith of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Three hundred and  fifty tons of ore have been stoped out this  last summer, which runs $30 to $40 iu gold  aud 4i per cent copper.  NICKEL PLATE 7tho Property of hldward  _���__.���__���_��� _-_._.-._,  j.j.u.vey JUKj j-i  (JjU.tor 0t  Spokane. There is a 70-foot shaft on a  2-foot lead, which is parallel to the Le Roi  south ledge. Several carloads of ore have  been shipped, yielding from $10 to $>S(> in  gold and 5 per cpnt in copper. Tliis is one  of the most promising propositions in the  camp.       "    About two miles distant  on Sheep creek, owned by  J. Y. Cole, M. Oudin, and I). .1. Hughes of  Spokane. The tunnel is in 300 feet. It is  a free milling ore making concentrates  worth $500 per ton.   A 5-stamp mill is iu  o K  operation day and night in connection  with a copper concentrating plant. It  has shipped ore giving $150 per ton in  gold. ,... ;    ______  Owned   by Patsy Clark,  IRON   MASK  A. J. Finch. H. Durant,  and J. Talbot. This is in the War Eagle  group and large bodies of ore are shown  on the surface. The ore is of fair grade  and considerable development work has  been done.  VIRGINIA  Is a continuation of the  above and of similar character.  LILLIE  MAy About one and one-quarter mile distant. No.'1 J  shaft is down 45 feet, No. 2 shaft is down  .1.8 feet. Assays give 23 ounces silver and  $0 in gold, 24 ounces silver and $4.13 in  gold, and 43 ounces silver and $12 gold.  THE   SMELTER   COMBINATION.  CURLEW  One mile belowLillie May.  Vein 4 feet thick, of which  one foot is antinionial silver. Assays on  top, $48 silver; 20 feet down, $175iu.silver  and gold.  GOLD   HILL  On Granite mountain:  owned by Ed Welch and  Sam Morris. Vein of ore and gold quartz  4 feet, wide and widening. Assays give  $.140.   A shaft is down 54 feet.  RED   POINT  THE   CLIPP  On   Lookout   mountain;  shaft is down .12 feet. The  vein is (5 feet wide aud yields from $0 to  $72 in gold.  Owned by John R. Cook  and the Wharton brothers, shows an immense body of ore from 2  to 13 feet wide, running $.12 to $15 in gold.  Besides the above, many of the 125  locations made in this camp.show gold ore  of fair grade, which only awaits the establishment of a local smelter to make  them all paying propositions;  Mining Bureau and School of Mines.  The committee on mining, of which the  member from WestLiIlooet(Mr. Smith) is  chairman and the member from the south  riding of West Kootenay (Mr. Hume) is  secretary, reported "that in the opinion  of the committee, the establishment of a  mining bureau in British Columbia would  be of great advantage to the province, by  placing before capitalists reliable information regarding our mineral resources."  The member from the north riding of  West. Kootenay (Mr. l_ell.ie).-.dissented,.  and moved a resolution, as follows: .  Resolved, That in the opinion of this house, it is advisable, in the interest and development of the mineral re-  sourccs of this province, that a mining bureau and a  school of mines be established.  After debate, in which Messrs. Kellie,  Bryden, Adams, Rogers, and Baker  favored the Kellie resolution, and Messrs.  Hume, Smith, Semlin, Graham, and Cotton the mining committee's report, the  house adopted the Kellie resolution. Colonel Baker, in his speech, grew quite eloquent a.s he pictured in glowing colors the  prosperity which would follow the establishing of a mining bureau and school of  mines. The school of mines he declared,  would be almost self-sustaining. He calculated that an appropriation of $1500, in  addition to the appropriation already  granted, would, with the tees derived  from students attending the school, be  sufficient to pay all expenses. He had  been approached by officials of the pharmaceutical society, who informed him  that that body would send students to  the school and pay for their instruction.  Mr. Hume claimed that a school of mines  would be of no benefit to the men who  followed prospecting, as they had to work-  in the winter to make money with which  to pay their prospecting expenses iu the  summer. He also said that college-taught  mineralogists were not looked on with  favor by either miners or mining men.  Mr. Cotton ridiculed colonel Baker's  idea that a school of mines could be established at small cost. He said that a school  of mines could not be conducted for less  than $15,000 or $20,000 yearly, ancl that it  would require an expenditure of $100,000  to establish it.  After Marauding Indians.  The member for the south riding of  West Kootenay (Mr. Hume) has moved  the following resolution:  That whereas, owing to custom, the  Indians of the state of Washington, in  the United States, do annually come inlo  British Columbia and hunt along the Columbia, river and Arrow lakes, and by so  doing exclude the Indians of Kootenay, in  British Columbia, from following the  chase in those parts of the province above  -mentioned:  And whereas there are known cases of  the maltreating of settlers along said river  and lakes:  He it therefore resolved, that an humble address ho  presented to his honor the lieutenant-governor, praying  fi I id to move the Dominion government to take such steps  as may bo deemed advisable with the United States government to exclude these Indians from crossing the international boundary.  The Coal is of Better Quality,  The Salt Lake Tribune is much exercised  over the fact that the United States war  vessels stationed on the Paciiic coast use  coal mined in British Columbia in preference to coal mined in the state of Washington. There is only one reason that  can be given for such action by the United  States government, that i.s, the British  Columbia coal is a better steam coal than  the state of Washington coal. It must be  or it would not readily command a dollar a  ton more in San Francisco markets, which  it does. The cost of mining is not less in  British Columbia than in Washington,  aud in both countries the mine operators  are only too willing to employ (Jliiuo.se  and other foreign labor in preference to  "white" men.  A Colorado Man Sees in it Another Gigantic  Trust, like the Standard Oil Company.  In this age of combination,, when every  pursuit is followed by a control or a union  of all its producing and distributingagen-  cies, it is not surprising that thesinel tors  and refineries of the country sliould be  actively engaged upon the details of a  plan of co-operation.   The success which  has attended similar action in other departments of business and manufacture,  coupled  with the dread of competition  wliich men of the day entertain, especially since   the rebate  has  become   the  favorite  instrument of   commercial   rewards and punishments, creates a powerful stimulus to the formation of trusts  and combinations.   These modern unions  for "profit and protection" are the rule,  instead of the exception, and it is more  remarkable that our smelters have not  long ago adopted the practice, than that  .they are only now beginning to recognize  its importance to them, and the absolute  control which through it they can exercise over the mining industry of the nation.   The smelters and refiners are but  human, and their .proposed application of  the principles of the trust to their business,  vicious and infernal  though it be.  should not be so censurable as that good  natured spirit of American indifference  which tolerates its presence and submits  to its abuses. The Standard Oil Company,  the dressed*beef, sugar and {other combinations, favored of government and of  transportation agencies, have grown into-  huge systems of  legalized  plunder, yet  their oppressions and iniquities duly cause  us to shrug our shoulders and express our  regrets that such things can be; beyond  that we only give them occasional notice  and condemn all earnest efforts to regulate, if not destroy them, as evideuces of  a   baneful  socialism.     Hence  it  is" not  strange  that  the  announcement   of   a  smelter trust should be received not only  as a matter of course, but welcomed by  some as a plan wliich may promote the  welfare of the miner by increasing the  price of his product.   To  my. mind: the.  combination of all the smelting interests  of the .United States and Mexico into a  single institution under one management,  followed as it must by the destruction of  all independent smelter interests, while  immensely profitable to those who control  it, will prove more disastrous to the mine),',  and   mine-owner   than   all  the   plagues  which have tormented them in the past.  The demonetization of silver, and the taxation of  fluxes will seen;  innocuous by  comparison;   and   the  little  margin   of  profit still left to the ore producer will be  transfered  to the pockets of the monopoly.   The merest outline  of  a  similar  business  enterprise   will   make this apparent.  SMALL  HKGLVNMXGS. ���  The Standard Oil Company began its  career by securing a more favorable shipping rate than anyone else and by receiving from the railways the amount of excess rates charged by'them to its competi-.  tors.   As a result it bought them out at  prices fixed by itself or became their partners upon its own terms, or crushed them  outof existence.   It soon became the sole  customer for crude oils, and therefore dictated their market price,  which barely  amounted to cost of production.   As that  cost fell by the reduction of wages and  the cheapening of machinery the price fell  also.   Such a thing, therefore, as a prosperous or independent oil well owner not  connected with or especially favored by  the trust no longer exists   in  America,  while the trust itself, grown into colossal  proportions dominates the business world,  influences the general government, controls legislatures and runs many of the  courts of the country as smoothly as it  opei-ates many of its own  pipelines.   It  has become the greatest aggregation of  wealth in the world, owns thirty-three  thousand miles of railway, the iron mines  of the lake Superior region, and the merchant marine of the great lakes.   It is  now turning its attention to foreign lines  of transportation and to the mining regions of  the   Rocky mountains   and of  Mexico.   Its  career is strewn   with the  wrecks of business competitors, and the  ruin of oil  producers and relincrs, with  bankruptcies, with suicides, with crime  and corruption, but its promoters count  their wealth by the hundred millions, attend church  regularly, endow sectarian  colleges and contribute liberally to foreign  missions.   We may, therefore, reasonably  presume that they have easy consciences  and hear with equanimity the commercial havoc they have wrought.    In more  recent years it has been buyingal its own  terms immense tracts of oil' territory, and  the day is not far distant  when  it will  own them all.   Such a>(jonspirac,y against  business and commercial prosperity, said  the late Franklin B.  (iowan, could  not  have   flourished   under   any   lOiirop.an  monarchy.    It was only possible in a republic of freemen.  When the methods of this combination  arc applied to the contemplated smelter  consolidation to the mining interests of  tlie west, the same result must follow.  There will be but one customer for gold  and silver ores, which will pay what it  pleases for them and charge what it  pleases for treating them. The dissatisfied oi the disappointed must remain so.  O. her smelters will be established only to  be swallowed in the vortex of the trust,  or dismantled after passing through flic  usual process of bankruptcy. Silver will  be enhanced or decreased iu value by reducing or enlarging its product, but no  benefit/ will come to the initio owner, (fold  will remain the solo standard ol' value, for  profit will be the greater on silver by  keeping it on the list of commodities and  elevating or lowering its market., pi-ice as  the interests of the trust may dictate.  Smelter charges will be regulated in accordance with "what the traffic can bear"  and the deadly rebate will blast would-b"  competitors like the prisonous winds ���:���  the desert. Wages will fall, mine values  shrink, and their titles ultimately transferred to the agency which alone can  make them profitable.  KASTURN .INROADS.  The tact that the names of Rockefeller  and Rothschild are connected with the  projected trust is its .most sinister feature.  The majority of the men who own our  smelters and control their operations are  broad-minded, enterprising, generous.  They are of and for the west. We honor  them and take pride in their accomplish-"  inents. They would hesitate long and  ponder well before resorting to extremes.  They have experienced all the vicissitudes  of fortune and misfortune which come  from the degradation of silver. They  know the value of an iudependant and  prosperous mining community, and have  clone much for the discovery and development of our mineral resources. But they  realize that the proposed movement is  inevitable, and they have doubtless been  warned that they must go with it or be  destroyed by it.;-'Rockefeller, the archfiend of the oil trust, and Rothschild, tlie  nionied -monarch, in whose presence  crowned heads make'obeisance, are looking for other commercial worlds to conquer, and the earth trembles when they  march together. They have just secured  all the oil fields of the Russian empire.  The iron interests are rapidly passing  under their dominion. Not content with  their inevitable absorption of'the money  of the world, they now propose to secure  and control the future product of ,,the  metals of which that money is made.  This the smelter trust will give them, for  those who now possess and prosecute the  industry will soon pass away or become  the servants of the real sovereigns, and  the mine owners of the land no longer independent or 'prosperous, must, like the  Gibeonites of old, become the hewers ol  wood and drawers of water for those who  by the stroke of the pen and the tick of  the telegraph are amassing all the tbingi-  of the earth.      _  The first act of the drama is already on.  The samplers in some of the mountain  towns have been ordered to cease sampling for the one or two outside smelters, on  pain of losing all other patronage, and  albeit this is a free country, they inust  obey. Will the railways discriminate  against them? Not while men like Jef-  fery are in control and free to act. But  how long will that be? Let the career of  every trust in the land make reply. Can  the inevitable be prevented? Not unless  the awakened conscience of the people  shall find expression in some avalanche as  that which so recently swept away the  foundations of Tammany hall. Not unless  men who place virtue and liberty above  profit and power shall be called by an  aroused and alarmed public sentiment to  adminster all the functions of government  and who shall re-establish every pursuit  of man-upon the principal of even-handed  justice.   One Good Hospital Needed.  One good hospital must be kept running  in South Kootenay.   It should be located  at  some  point   easily   accessible.    The  greater portion of the cost of its maintenance should  be defrayed by the pro  vincial  government, for the reason that  the greater number of the patients are  men who are unable to pay for the care  given  them;  men  who have  spent  the  greater part of their days in adding to  the material wealth of the province without   accumulating   anything   for   themselves.   But a  good  hospital cannot be  maintained in every town in South Kootenay.   The tax would be too great without'corresponding benefits.   There is   a  hospital at Nelson.   The cost of erecting  the buildingand maintaining the hospital  has been borne, in greater part, by  the  residents of Nelson and the men employed  at the Silver King mine.   So far. everyone applying for care has been received.  None    have   been    refused   admittance.  Fully one-half of the patients came from  outlying camps and towns; ft om  camps  and towns that have not contributed a  dollar, directly, towards maintaining the  hospital, but, instead, have done much to  turn, contributions into other channels.  This is unfair. If they will not contribute  towards maintaining  the hospital, they  should  not   expect the hospital   to take  care of their helpless sick.   The hospital  at Nelson is established.    It is a good one.  Nelson is tis central and  as accessible tis  any other town in .South Kootenay. Fven  more so than tiny other town.    Whether  or not the hospital will be maintained at  its present efficiency depends on the action  of tlie provincial government.   If the government gives it a liberal appropriation  for   the coming year,   its ellicieiicy  will  be  maintained.    If the appropriation is  apportioned   to  it   and to   two or three  other hospitals not yet established its efficiency cannot be  maintained, tind   the  appropriations will be of little benefit to  the other hospitals even k (hey tire established.  A Pi-oHpoctlnK Romance.  The story of the Londonderry gold iniiie  fhe most important auriferous reef yet  discovered in western Australia, i.s somewhat romantic. Six fossickcrs hi Cnr-I-  gimlio. inspired by the information that  one of them had tis to the extent of an  "outcrop" iu the neighborhood of lake  I-el'roy, clubbed their last few pounds to  gether, brought ti trap and a few weeks'  provisions, tind  started olT   to  peg out  the claim.   They  reached,--the spot too  late,   however,   for  another   party   had  ���meanwhile   found    the    reef    and   had  promptly "jumped" it.   Then, somewhat  despairing,  the party of six, with  their  provisions fast running out,drifted back  towards civilization, forlorn and disheartened, with a sort of  Burke and Wills air  of dejection about them. On May 7th last  one of the party,'John Mills, who hailed  from Londonderry, left camp for a short  time, and returned in ;i few -'minutes With  the incredible information that he had  found "tons of raw gold" at a spot a few  yards away. His skeptical mates returned  with him, and, sure enough, there lay before their eyes what promises   to   be���  what,.indeed, is already adjudged  to be-  by experts���one of the 'richest quart// deposit in the universe.   The excited men  ���pegged out a block of twenty-four acres  surrounding, this: gold  hole, and lost no  time in ��� submitting an application to the  'government'authorities for a lease, of the  mine, which  they christened the "Londonderry," out of compliment to the man  who hitupon .the spot.   They set to .work  with a pestle and. mortar ���and; in a- few  days dollied out-(5000 ounces of gold from  '''little more than a  ton of stone.   Subsequent tests realized 1400 ounces, aiid latter on, a parcel of 4 hundredweightof rock,  taken out in"the������presence of the earl of  Fingall and the warden of the district,  yielded'��5000 worth of gold.   There is no  room.for falsification or doubt about the  value of the wonderful "."deposit."..." It has  been closely examined by the best experts  in the country, and one and all are unanimous in their opinion 'as to its great value.  It seems that, supposing the present reef  to be of  the same  width and   richness  throughout,  it would realize -��300,000 of  gold  to every twenty feet.   By .way of  testing whether the reef really had any  great length or was only a "pocket," a  shaft has been sunk to-the'depth of 50  feet alongside, and at that depth a crosscut lias been made to the reef, where some  rich stone.has been found.   This shows,  at any rate, that the reef goes down for  50 feet���that i.s to say, that from practical  evidence now to hand  there is about a  million pounds worth of. cold lying close  to the surface, which can be brought out  in a short time, as soon as operations are  commenced.   Should the reef extend for  any considerable distance���and there is  no reason to doubt that it does���the value  of this Londonderry mine will be simply  fabulous.  'Suppose, for example, it goes  down to anything like the depth of the  famous������-"Long Tunnel" at Walhalla, it  ought to yield much more gold than has  yet   been   won   from  Mount  Morgan   in  Queensland;, which is up to now tar and  away the richest gold mine in the world.  A   DEAL   REPORTED   CLOSED.  Trail Creek Mines Said to Have Passed Into  Strong Hands.  The Spokane Review of Wednesday last-  is responsible for the following. It is  printed in Tin. Tkiiiunk for what it is  worth, the Review being notorious for the  inaccuracy of its mining news:  "A"mining deal of much importance to  Spokane and Trail Creek district litis just  been consummated in this city. The bond  has been taken upon the War Eagle group  of three claims���the War Fagle, the Iron  Mask, and the Virginia. These properties  were bonded last May for Sj>2.,00() by Patrick Clark, Austin Corbin, B. C. Kingsbury, Finch Ac Campbell, VI. J. Roberts,  and J. C. Wakefield, till of this city, who  have since expended about $80(X) iu development work. The three claims cover  a parallel vein to the Le Roi. They were  located about six years ago by Joe Morris  and Joe Bourgeois, from whom they have  just been purchased. Oliver Durant of  this city owned a third interest in the  Iron Mask, which he retains.  "The length.of the ore chute, as shown  by surface development, said Patrick  Chirk yesterday, is about 500 feet, and the  ���average width is 8 feet. On this two  shafts, M00 feet apart, have been sunk. No.  1 is down 85 feet, and No. 2 50 feet, and  both tire in ore. A crosscut is being driven,  which cut the vein _() I'eet below the bottom of No. I shaft, showing 7 feet of ore  that assays $100 per ton. The ore carries  about 5 -per cent copper, 3 oi- I ounces of  silver, tind the rest is gold. We shipped a  sample of -10 tons of ore from the surface  of thu shaft to Croat Falls, and it returned  $10 a ton. It is our purpose to go to mining on a large scale. For the present we  shall need no machinery, but later on may  build our own matting plant. We expect  to ship from 10(H) to 1500 tons of ore per  mouth to Croat halls.  "Mr. (lark looks for big things from  Trail Creek district. It is a promising  camp, he said, and litis more of the peculiar characteristics of I in t Le than I have  seen iu any other camp in the west. The  surroundings a re advantageous for mining  cheaply and ou a broad scale. The mountains are not high, there is an abundance  of limber, and a good wagon road from  the claims to Northport on the Spokane ..  Noi'thern. The district is accessible: one  can leave Spokane in the morning and he  in the camp in the evening of the same  day."  Report of Nelson Public School,  roic novum nr.if, 1MU.  Number (if boys dm ivici-lri*iluniiK month  '-''!  NiiiiiIm:r ��>f Kirl--* <ni register iliiriiiK month      !!���  Tumi      Total iivcrnKc nl tendance   IIOMIK  I'Ol.l..  l-*f-lii-lIt .���In-*- - 'I'M. I i.'Ih-s  1. Dick Me. arlaiiil I.   A'Ih .lemming  2. Kit ii Al ii I r 2.   ..--*i lint-iiiiitin  Si-������(iikI clii-.- I'riiniT II  I.   N'cllic Miuslnill I.   Ki-iiiikin Kllcr  '-'.   Knincc- Smiisuiii 2.    Miihil(  MiiKliimiii  I'rlincr I (Sim I'rimi.'i' I l.li.i  I.   (Hirsler IIiivwii.I I.   I'orcj Sliickcy  '.'.   Vlcioiiit II('mIs()ii 2.   I'-.tIIih .Miller  N.I-KI/MA'iK, .curlier.  THE   MINES   AND   THEIR   OUTPUT.  Shipments for November Aggregate One Hundred and Pour Thousand Dollars.  TKAII. CKKKK D1STK1CT.  November 28,���l.o "oi mine, io Ku-. Helena .  November ill',���Lo Kol mine, to Kiist Jleleiui.  1) .uombcr (i.���l.o Uoi initio, to Tncoinii     Tons.  .. .18  ....15  . . :��)  BI.OCAN  HU-iTI-ICT.  Dceeinbei* *'.���Fisher .Maiden, tu OrcuL I* .iIIk  9J  .NTI.SOX   DISTUICT.  December-1.���Silver KIiik. toOinaliii  30  December 8.���Silver l.iiiK. t;> Omuim  30  Total i.-'**'  Approximate Value.  I rail Creek district ore feold) ?.'',150  Sloean district on: (silver and lead)     9.50  Nelson district ore (silver and copper)    3,000  Total   Total for month of November   ... 87,100  ..?101���T(X)  Makes a Great Mistake.  In stating that the high-grade silver ore  of Kootenay "pays like a charm" with  silver at 02, The Miner makes a great mistake. Of course, the few Ions of high-  grade ore will return a profit, but how  about the many tons of low-grade ore  that tire mined in mining the few tons of  high-grade? Will the low-grade ore pay  like a charm? If silver mining pays like a  charm with silver at 02, why is it that  men have quit prospecting for silver  mines? How many men want to purchase  silver mines in British Columbia or anywhere else? When a business pays like a  charm, men will always be found willing  to spend time and money following it.  They will ta!;c chances. Probably no district in America has as many*prospects  producing'high-grade ore as West Kootenay. But how many of these prospects  can be made paying mines with silver at  (52? -.'The'Miner'.'will probably say hundreds of them; practical mining men will  stiy not one in a hundred. Silver mining  will pay���possibly like a charm���when  silver is once more a money metal; but  until it is a money metal, it will be considered an extra hazardous business,  A Home Industry.  "West.Kootcnay has at least one manufacturing ' industry established, tind it  should be patronized by every mine owner  in the district. The industry is that of  making ore sacks, and it is established at  New. .Denver.-.Mr. Berg, the manufacturer, is a practical man. The mine owners in Kootenay, whether Canadians or  Americans, are almost toa man upholders  of the protection system. They will now  have ah opportunity of practicingTvha'tr  they preach. If they practice what they  preach, they will from this time on buy  their ore sacks from the New Denver factory, and the New Denver factory will  employ a number of men, who in turn  will put some of their earnings into undeveloped prospects,and intohousesand lots,  and generally help to keep things moving.  For Kootenay. one man employed within  its boundaries making ore sticks is worth  a hundred employed in Montreal or  Chicago.   Will be Transferred at Waneta.  Shipments of ore from the Trail Creek  mines will be transferred from boat to  rail tit Waneta-,'instead of at Northport,  as scon as a short tramway can be built.  The tramway will be 110 feet long, an engine on the'boat supplying the motive  power. The ore is shipped in bulk and is  transferred in wheelbarrows. The barrows will be run onto a flat-car, which will  carry them up the tramway to a platform  alongside the railway track, there they  will be run into the boxcars tind dumped.  The steamboat men say the scheme will  work all right. They also say they can  handle thirty tons of ore a day. as the  Illecillewaet can easily make a round trip  daily between Trail and Waneta. The  tramway lacks only the rails to be ready  for operation.   Acquired the Controlling Interest.'  'One of Detroit's lumber kings is now in  Kootenay placing a few of his spare dollars in mining properties, lie and his associates have acquired a controlling interest in tins Idaho mine, Slocan district. 'If is  said they paid $i)0,0(K) to ti Spokane man  for two-ninths of the property, they  already owning three-ninths. The mine,  tit these figures, is worth $_��">,(XJ0. There  are KX) tons of ore; sacked on the dump  ready for shipment.  Tho Number One Shipping Oro.  I). \V. McVicor, the manager of the  Nova Scotia syndicate that is operating  in Ainsworth district, has sub-leased tho  Number One mine near Ainsworth foi' a  year, lie also litis an oiition on the original lease, which has three years to I'tiii  from .March, and one on the concentrator. At present eighteen men tire employed in the mine taking out ore. which  is being hauled to the steamboat landing  for shipment.         Minor Mention.  Cieorge .!. Atkins and his associates are  riiporled as Imviiijf piirclia-c'l - lit* lloldcii h.vdriiulio  Kn. Hid on the Columbia river above Ilevelstoke.  T. li. Towns, a lawyer, major Retallac, a  1111111111,'expert, mid Kobert Kiirhes, a (jeoliiKi.-t. all of Hn-  lull). .Minnesota, are in Nelson, siziii. -H> the country  Willi but oik; object in view, Unit U. nei|uirin(,' (be one  metal from which the "honest dollar" of tin-(,'oldbii),'is  made.  The plac.r excitement on  Kaslo crock  keeps up to ii certain extent. Once in a while a prospector strikes u few colors in a new place.  A.   ('.   Venmoerkerke  of   the   London  mine in tlie dry ore bell- near Watson, lias Iickui^ Ids  winter's operations with one man to assist hiin and T. (,',  I'rocior, ihe llalfoiir capitalist, as linancial backer.  "The Major" is determined to settle the vexed <|itcstInn '  whether or not tin; dry ore supply from that section is  permanent, lie lias hull! a trail over three miles in  lonKlh and laid in bis winter's supplies, sons to complete  n tunnel which will cut the ledKcnl i|iiite a depth.  .Messrs. Carter and Clarke of Ainswoitli  district arc (,'cltliiK'i shipment ready from thu Hi.hby d.  If the returns are satisfaluory the mine will be worked  this winter.  *-'.:  ".: 'Jt-  .* ��-  '   li.!  -���;��� 11.*  ���..��  UEIf    M   I  .    ������������-<���  -mn _q.   I'    ������ mi--  ���������Mr���hi������ri������  -.7.  . i  "..FTTT-  ��� -f-ni-vi ������������--���a|>.r��MlMl _  ..J--^  -r 2  THE TRIBUNE:   KELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1894.  much money, but we ape doing lots of business.  rom December  SOAPS ...  COLGATh. S  Cashmere UoiU|iiet 3 cakes I'or  COLC.ATI_\S Turkish Btith per dozen cakes,  COLGATE'S White Clematis 3 cakes for 50  Ivll-K'S Cocoanut Oil per dozen cakes, (50  CUT1CUHA per cake, _i��  ���J7.ll   per box. (50  PACKER'S Tar    per box, 75  TAYLOR'S Oatmeal  per box,  .0  PEARS'  Unscented (5 cakes for  $1 00  $1 00  cents  cents  cents  cents  cents  cents  $1 00  BRUSHES   .  HAIR, TOOTH, NAIL, SHAVING, BATH, and CLOTH BRUSHES    at cost  TOOTH PREPARATIONS  Tk.ABI__.RY, 25 cents; RUBIKOAM, 25 cents; COLGATE'S RhVCE  BOLICHE, 75 cents; ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE, 50 cents;  LYMAN'S CHERRY TOOTH PASTE, 25 cents; SHEFFIELD'S  TOOTH CREAM, 25 cents.  |�� i-  Fop one  Two  only, we offer  ges Sicily  for 25 cents.  All goods booked will be charged at  REGULAR PRICES.  way,  Goods are on  see them.  FACE PREPARATIONS  .FELIX GOIJR.AU 1) GUIENTAL CREAM $1 50 per bottle  HAGAiVS MAGNOLIA HALM..... ...05 cents  POZZONI'S COMPLEXION  POWDER ............;.......... .50 cents  SAUNDERS'  FACE'- POWDER., .40 cents  LARLACIIE   FACE  POAVDER.  .50 cents  MRS. AVER'S  RECAMIER FACE   POWDER... ...(50 cents  TETLOW'S SWAN-DOWN FACE POWDER'.'......'.  .25 cents  ROGER Ac GALLOT  FACE POWDER.....;....'  .50 cents  WISDOM'S  ROBERTINE...'. .....75 cents  EUGENE  ENA.M EL  .-'.. .'.$1 00  TAPPAN'S   ERMINIE (POWDER).....:................. '.'.';75 ceiifts'-  MBS. A YER'S  RECAMIER CREAM ."-.  .$1 2.;,.  MRS. AYER'S RECAMIER BALM .......;........ .���*.............. $1 25  HINUS' ALMOND CREAM..... '... ...:... 50 cents  PERFUMERY  LUBIN'S, 75 cents; ROGER & GALLKT, $1 25; RICKSECIvER'S, less  than cost; MURRAY & LANMAN'S FLORIDA WATER, 50  cents; RJCKSECKER'S TOILET WATERS. $1; COLGATE'S  VIOLET WATER, 75 cents; REIGER'S TOILET WATEUS,  less than cost;  CROWN CRAB APPLE BLOSSOM, 75 cents.  MISCELLANEOUS  ALL KINDS OF PORUS PLASTERS....  GLASS STOPPER FEEDING BOTTLES.  P. c_ W. MOJ.PHI NE   LIME WATER......................     .25 cents  .... ... .25 cents  ,. .50 cents a bottle  .. .5 cents a gallon  Copnep Bakep and Josephine Streets, Nelson, Bpitish Columbia.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TRIHUXK is published on Saturdays, by .John  HOUSTON Si Co., nnd will be mailed lo subscribers  on payment of Two I)oi,i,.w-sa year. No subscription  taken for less limn n year.  _.p;GUI_VIl ADVKKTISHMI-JNT.S printed ul the following rales: One inch, ..'li ;i year: two inches,  SIM a year; three inches SSI a year; four inches.  ?!). a year; five inehes, $10.) a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of SI.50 an inch pur month.  TRANSIENT ADVEUTI .KMKNTS 20 cents u line for  first insertion and 10 cents a lino for each additional  insertion,   Hirth,  marriage, and death notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES -';-��� cents a  lino each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  every month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE TRIBUNE. Nelson, li. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  D.  LaBAU, M.D.���-Physician and Surgeon.   Rooms 3  and I Houston block. Nelson.   Telephone 42.  LR. HARRISON, li. A.���Barrister at Law. Convey-  ��� anccr. Notary Public, Commissioner for taking Affidavits for use in the Courts of British Columbiu, etc.  Ofticcs��� Ward St., between Baker and Vernon, Nelson.  @fte Cfcctt. mu\  SATURDAY JIORNING DECEMBER 8, 1891  IS   THE   GOVERNMENT   UNWILLING?  plies 1 .trtiislie-rl.   Tlie following i.s given  to show how they do business.   The company in question is a foreign one, whose  head ollice is in an  eastern city  in  the  United States.   The treasurer of the cotn-  ptiny  is located in one of the towns on  Ivootentiy  lake.   Me purchases -supplies,  and the bills are sent to hiin.   After long  delays the parties who furnished the supplies are informed that their bills have  been sent to the head ollice for approval,  and when approved they would be paid.  If not approved, the sellers of the goods  would probably have to spend the full  amount due to collect the debt by law.  If the government is so afraid of-scaring  away capital, how can it with any show  of honesty  ask   workinginen  and   merchants to take ii]) their abode in the province, when it is unwilling to protect them  in their property rights?  NOT DIFFERENT FROM THEIR FELLOWS.  The bill brought in  by premier Davie  which had for its object the protection of  men working for wages has apparently  been killed.   It is strange that the government is unable or unwilling to introduce and pass a bill  that would protect  men working for wages from the exactions  to which they are at present compelled to  submit.   The bill that was introduced and  killed was said to have been a copy of the  law now in force in  New Zealand.   The  law may be workable in  New Zealand,  but it would not have been workable in  British  Columbia. .What   is  wanted   in  this province is a law making it compulsory on employers of labor, more particularly companies iucorported under the  Companies' Act, to have regular monthly  pay days, payments to be made not at the  head office of the company, which i.s generally  hundreds of   iniles  distant   from  where the labor is performed, but at or  near the place where the work is actually  done.     Surely,   such   a   law   would   not  work any great hardship on the employer,  tind it certainly would allow of working-  men getting their wtiges within a reasonable time after the  labor litis been  performed.    Hundreds of   instances can  be  cited of men who worked on the Nakusp  A: Slocan  railway,   the  construction   of  which is called a grand piece of statesmanship by the Vancouver World, being  kept out of their  earnings   for months  by subterfuges that tire little less  than  attempts iitoutright dishonesty. Vet, the  Nakusp Ac Slocan railway was built on the  credit of the province, the province practically putting up every dollar that was  spent in  its construction,   Some of the  mining companies are doing business in  the same way,   They issue time checks in  payment of labor  performed  mid   give  businessmen indefinite standoll'-i for sup-  Mi*. Pooley and Mr. Williams and Mr.  Davie and Mr. Eberts are all lawyers and  tire all members of the legislature.   They  are all accused of being unwilling to see  any law enacted that in any way inter-  fers with their "professional" right to get  all that they can in the way of legal fees.  In this they tire in no way different from  the other members who have "professions"  or business interests that may be affected  by legislation.   The sawmill owner iu the  legislature looks after the special interests of the sawmill men; the cattle man  after the interests of the cattle men; the  workiiigtiian after the interests  of   the  workinginen; and so on.   The fault i.s in  the passage of special laws, and the remedy i.s  the wiping of every special  law  from the statute books.    No good reason  can be given for the  passage of special  laws protecting this or that "profession"  more than I'or the passage of special laws  protecting this or that trade.    We never  hear of any law being passed to protect  the men who get their living by working  at a trade; then   why  should   laws   be  passed to protect men who get their living by working tit a "profession."   The  lawyer, particularly, is hedged all about  with laws that give him rights and privileges not given other men.    Let the lawyer, like the carpenter, stand or fall on  his merits.    If lie is unable to do business  according to the rules laid down by the  courts, tlie men who employ him will not  be long in finding it out, and they will  drop him for one that can.   So with the  carpenter: when  he  is unable to do his  work us it should be done, he is discharged.  When the one is guilty oi* unprofessional  practices he should be tts amenable to law  tis the other is when guilty of botching  work or of unfair dealing.  It is reported  from  Ottawa  that premier sir John Thompson and his colleagues  have resolved to order the Dominion elections at the earliest opportunity. It is  asserted that panic prevails at Ottawa  because of the fact that the deficit of  $5.0(X),()()0 has to be faced when parliament  meets, involving large additional taxation  on the country. The cabinet ministers do  not care to meet this situation before the  general election.  "On Tour in Canada."  The following is clipped from an Old  Country paper, in which it appears under  the heading, "On Tour in Canada." It is  about on a par with the rubbish that appears in the Vancouver and Victoria  papers, on Kootenay, from tourist correspondents: '���'������  "To continue our little survey of the  line.   Beyond Banff, the Canadian Pacific  railway, which soon leaves the park, begins to ascend to the summit of the Rockies.   The coast is reached in thirty hours'  time.   The   next  principal points along  this part of the route are _ .eld, Glacier  House���which is provided with good accommodation���and Laggan, from which  tourists may visit the marvelously beautiful lakes Louise and Agnes. Kicking Horse  Pass is crossed, and is a wonderful piece  of engineering so far as the Canadian Pacific railway is concerned.   The Caledonia  river is followed next.   Albert Canyon is  admired during the few minute., the train  stops there.   Sicanious is the junction for  Vernon, a fruit and hop-growing district,  which is being developed by the present  governor-general at Coldstream.   At present Mr. Kelly,  the manager, is sending  splendid bales of good  hops to the Old  Country.   He has had them picked by a  tribe of Si wash Indians from the reserve.  He also employs Chinese.   There tiresome  farms  here   which  might be pieked  up  cheap; some of the owners have got into  debt and similar trouble. This is a chance  for   trying to grow hops.   A  hop farm  would be very welcome here.   This is not  a wheat or stock-raising country.    I'Yuit  grows   well.    It is hoped   the Canadian  I'acific  may  be induced   to   be  a   little  more   liberal    to   the   Vernon    district  in     the    future.     Passing    along    the  main  line, we come to the beautiful Selkirk mountains. At Kamloops, near here,  there litis just been a fair.   Some specimens shown, including an apple so big  that the lingers of two hands would not  touch round  it;   Indian   corn   17 inches  long;   vegetable   marrows   weighing   15  pounds.   This is a great place for Scotch  people.   Finally,  tlie passengers ou  the  train see the Thompson and Fraser rivers  rushing beneath them, while yonder the  predecessor of the railway clings to the  mountain side.    It is a bullock track passing from the coast into the interior of  Cariboo.   As  for mining,  the  Kootenay  district, though   less  well   known  than  many,   is   said   to   yield   rich   nuggets,  though  we may not say experto erode,  l.veryone knows the Fraser river salmon.  Well,  there stand  along Fraser's banks  the   canneries.      In   summer,   like  king  Oeorge and  the dumpling, please to observe how the fish gets inside its covering  of tin  plate.    On  the train's arrival at  Vancouver, you  may at once board the  Charmer or other fair vessel for Victoria,  the  capital.   Theie  is  another   city    10  minutes hy train- New Westminster, the  center of a   fertile   district,  where land  sells to the tune of $100 an acre. _ O,  Briton, a dollar is worth Is. 2d. Neat-  Victoria, a very English city, is l.scjuimalt,  where is a dry dock and station of the  queen's navee. And, Mr. Editor, the  writer guesses he is oil'east in a day or  two, and that he will not trouble you  with more copy."  The International Boundary Line.  Midway Advance, November 28th: "Notwithstanding the amount of care observed  _ by the engineers employed by the British  and American governments in making out  the   _!)bh parallel of latitude, the international boundary line between the western portion of Canada and the  United  States, it is today a difficult question in  many places along this surveyed line to  discover its exact location.   The cause of  this, in our Kettle River district, is that  two  separate lines  were run   upon the  ground by the engineers of each country,  and these two Hues do not agree.   They  vary in distance from each other, and in  some  cases   the   permanent   monuments  supposed to mark its location are found  upon the north line and at other points  along the south line.   One of these two  lines were finally agreed upon by the engineers of the two governments and permanent monuments in the form of stone  pyramids   were  supposed  to have been  piaced at frequent intervals throughout  the accepted   survey, and   those   monuments which had been built along the line  of the false survey were supposed to have  been destroyed.   This, however, is found  not to have'been done at different points  throughout this international line, where  tlie country seemed rugged and difficult,  and at the time of the survey, no doubt,  was considered apparently valueless. But  times are rapidly changing in this part of  our district.   Our prospectors are continually opening   up   valuable mineral  deposits along this international line, giving  value to various water rights, mill sites,  and   timber   rights.   The exact location  and a convenient discovery of this survey  litis, therefore, become a matter of much  importance to this section.   If section and  quarter section posts and monuments were  established   throughout by our  government to correspond   with the township  system  now  adopted   along  the Kettle  river from I lock Creek mountain to Cascade City, it would have saved annoyance  aud expense to the minor and pre-emptor  in the past, and, from recent experiences,  .some such survey litis been an immediate  requirement of  our district.    Instances  may be cited where mineral claims have  been recorded and developed as being in  British  Columbia, and afterwards found  to be on the Colville reservation.   In the  Kootenay district a tract of land was purchased from the province and surveyed  into town lots. Sometime after this town-  site had been on  the market the major  portion of it was found to be in the state  of Washington."  Not in Sympathy With the People.  Westminster Columbian, 1st: "So the  Workmen's Wages bill has been done to  death in the house. II. J. I'. The government of British Columbia is an extraordinary institution, is it not". It introduced  this bill with a flourish, declaring it to be  in the interest of the large and'important  class of wageworkers; now it has confessed, by allowing the bill to be killed,  that its action in introducing it was, to  say the least, hasty and ill-considered.  The lesson of the matter is, simply, that  the government is altogether out of sympathy with tbe masses of the people, and  lias no real wish to do them service. The  work to which it gives its heart and its  energy is Avork for the advancement of  private interests tit the expense of the  community."  locan Hotel  o_:__.s__o,  23. O-  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  The Slocan is the only first-  class hotel in Kaslo, and its  managers have an eye singly  to  the comfort of its guests.  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 SUPPLIED WITH TIIK HKST BRANDS OK ALL  KINDS OK WINKS, LIQUOKS. AND CIGAKS.  ���    _-__���    _kY__*_/_L.     _.-**_-���<���     WW       .��/'_._  iv_:__-_sr__.c3-___ss-  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  the uliovu hotel one of the best, in Ihe city both  for transient gnosis mid day boarders.  FINEST WINES,  LIQUORS, AND CIGARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is ono of tho best, hotels In Toad Mountain district., unci  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  MALONE   &    TREGILLUS,   Props.  tanley House  BAR.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets, Nelson. We are now  rtmiiiiiK the ..tanley house bar, mul will be glad l.o have  our friends nnd acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON & ('HADDOCK.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "HANNAH" MINI'HAI, CLAIM, .SITI'ATI* IN TIIK NKI.SON  MININO DIVISION OK WKHT KOOTKNAY, I.Ol.'ATI'D ON  TOAD .MOUNTAIN.  Take not too Hint Krank Fletcher, as ngoiil for Williiun  Strncliaii, freo miner's owl ideal <��� No. WAIH, intends sixty  days from lliodatc hereof lo apply to the gold commissioner for a corl Ideate of Improvements for the purpose  of obtaining ii crown grnnl to the above claim, and further take notice that advoive claims must, be sent lo the  gold commissioner and action commenced before the Issuance of such eortillcnto of iinproveineiils.  Dated October (ith. IHM,  Special Attention to Miners.  711  (Notary  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  I'KPUKSKNTINO  The Confederation Life Association. The I'liienix Kiro  Insurance Couiiiany. The Dominion Huilillng& Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED  AND REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots in government townsites of Now Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and olliees to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on (,'oluinbia river near 1. >b-  son, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS   IN    ADDITION    "A"  to sell on easy terms.  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  Sawmill for Sale.  A complete sawmill, Russell nuike, with, two D'Rston  saws (,-ill and .'IS Inch), iron-lop saw frame, carriage and  track, patent, dog ou head-blocks, rone feed works, side  edger, cutotl' saw rigger, Hi<_nl.\ boiler and engine,!) by  12 cylinders, .'Hl-horso power boiler. Price on board ears  ut. Unckeve station on .Spokane & Northern Hallway,  SlOtlt), Address .Julius Khrlicli, Nelson, H. ('., or Thomas  Holland, Clayton, Washington.  ASSAY OUTFIT FOR SALE.  Large and complete assay plant for sale, including balances, furnace, and chemicals. If not sold by private  bargain on or before September l/ilh, it will bo sold bv  miction at Nelson. Kor further piirtieiilarH upply to h.  Applcwnito, corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, Nelson,  M  T-,��,  ������*.' HUE*.'  m  mztm  Ll-.-.  -���;."}  TITE TRinUi\Tl.:   NKLSON,  B.C., SATURDAY,  I)K(!l_Min_I.  s,  180-1-  3  r��mr TT ������*���-- ��������-���(���. -T^-^-f--,!  Capital, allupPaid- - $12,000,000  Rest,   -   -   -    6,000,000  Sir DONALD A.  SMITH   Hon. GEO. A.DKUMMOND,...  ���K. S. CLOUSTON   ..........President   Vice-President  .General Manager  _sri_i_so_Nr _3__.__-israi-_:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       MUNCH US. IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in tho principal cities in Canada.  Huy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  CIltANT OOMMKKOIAI, AND TKAVKLI-KKS* CUICDITH,  available iii any part of tlie world.  lM.AI'TS ISSUKIJ; COI...KCT10N8 MADIO; ICTC.  <- SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  KATE OK INTEREST (at present) 31 Per Cent.  After .January 1st...") Per Cent.  A FOREIGN-OFFICE ROMANCE.  There are many foi k who k new Alphonse  La con r in his old age. From about the  time of the revolution ol* "IS until he died,  in the second year of the Crimean war,  he was always to be found in the same  corner of the Cafe de Province, tit the end  of the Hue St. Honore, coming down about  nine in the evening, and going when he  could Iind no" one to talk with. It took  .some self-restraint to listen to the old  diplomatist, for his .stories were beyond  all belief; and yet he was quick at detecting the shadow of a smile or the slightest  little rising of the eyebrows. Then his  huge rounded back would straighten  itself, his bulldog chin would project, and  his r's would burr like a kettledrum.  When he got as far as "Ah, monsieur,  r-r-r-rit! " or "Vous ne me er-r-r-royez" ptis  done!" it was quite time to remember  that you had a ticket for the opera.  There was his story of Talleyrand and  the three oyster-shells, and "there was his  utterly absurd account of Napoleon's second visit to Ajaccio. Then there was  that most circunistancial romance (which  he never ventured Upon until his second  bottle had been uncorked) of the emperor's  escape from St. Helena���how he lived for  a whole year in Philadelphia, while count  Herbert de Bertrand, who was his living  'image, personated him at Longwood. But  of till his stories there wtis none which  was more notorious than that of his single-  handed conquest of Egypt. And yel,  when monsieur Otto's memoirs were written, it was found that there really was  some foundation for old-Loeour's incredible statement.  ���'You must know, mwnsieur," he would  say, "'that 1 left Egypt after Kleber's assassination. T would gladly have stayed  on, for 1 was engaged in a translation of  the Koran, and, between ourselves, I had  thoughts at the time of embracing Ma-  tiometanisin, for 1 was deeply struck by  the wisdom of their views about marriage. 'They had made an incredible mistake, however, upon the subject of wine,  and this wtis what the mufti who attempted to convert me could never get  over. Then, when old Kleber died, and  Meuou came to the top, J felt that it was  time for me to go. It is not for me to  speak of my own capacities, monsieur, but  you will readily understand that the man  does not care to be driven by the mule. I  carried my Koran and my papers'to London, where monsieur had been sent by the  first consul to arrange a treaty of peace,  for both nations were very weary of the  war, which .had already lasted ten years.  Here I was most useful to monsieur Otto  on account of my kuowledge of the English tongue, and also, i_-I may say so, en  account of my natural capacity. They  were happy days during which 1 lived in  the Square of i-loomsbury, The climate  of monsieur's country is, it must be confessed, detestible. But then, what would  you have? Flowers grow best in the rain.  One has but to point to monsieur's fellow-  countrywomen to prove it.  "Well, monsieur Otto, our ambassador,  was kept terribly busy over that treaty,  and all of his staff wore worked to death.  We had not Pitt to deal with, which was  perhaps as well for us. He was a terrible  man, that Pitt, and wherever half a  dozen enemies of France were plotting together, there wtis his sharp-pointed nose  iu the middle of them. The nation, however, had been thoughtful, enough to put  him out of ollice, and we had to do with  monsieur Adtlington. Hut Milord llawkcs-  btiry was the foreign minister, and it wtis  with him that we were obliged to do our  bin-gaining.  "You can understand it was no child s  ���lay. After ten years of war each naiion  ,iii..i got hold of a 'great deal which had belonged to the other, or to the other's al lies.  What was to be given back? And what  wtis to be kept- Is this island worth that  peninsula? If we do this at Venice, will  you do that at Sierra Leone? If we give  iip Egypt to the sultan, will you restore the Cape of Good Hope, which you  have taken from our allies, the Dutch? So  we wrangled and wrestled, and I have  seen monsieur Otto come back to the embassy so exhausted that his secretary and  1 had to help him from his carriage to the  sofa. But at last things adjusted themselves, and the night came round when  the treaty wtis to be finally signed.  "Now you must know that the  great card which we held, and whic  played, played at every point of  game, was that we had Egypt. The ..  lish were very nervous about our being  there. It gave us a foot on each end of  the Mediterranean, you see. And they  were not sure that the wonderful little  Napoleon of ours might not make it the  base of an advance against India. So,  whenever lord Ilawkesbury proposed to-  one  h we  the  Eng-  retain anything we had only to reply:  "Tn that case, of course, we cannot consent to evacuate Egypt," tind in this way  we quickly brought him to reason. It wtis  by the help of lOgypt that we gained  terms which were remarkably favorable,  and especially ���that'we caused the English  to consent to give up the Cape of Good  Hope. We did not wish you people,  monsieur, to have any foothold in South  Africa,, for history has'taught us that the  British foothold of one half-century is the  British empire of the next. It is not your  army or your navy against which we have  to guard," but it is your terrible younger  son and your man in search of a career.  When we French have a possession across  the seas.* we like to sit in Paris ttnd felicitate ourselves upon'it.. With you it is  dilTerent. You take you wives and your  children and you run away to see what  kind of a place this may be, and after  that we.niight as well try'to take thatold  Square of Blooinsbnry away front you.  "Well, it was on ihe lirst of October  thai; the treaty was linally to be signed.  In the morning I was 'congratulating  monsieur Otto upon the happy conclusion  of his labors. He wtis a pale shrimp of a  man, very .quick and nervous, and he was  so delighted now at his own success that  ho could uot sit still, but ran about the  room chattering tind laughing, while I sat  on a cushion in the corner, tis I had  learned to do in the east. Suddenly, in  came a messenger with a letter which had  been forwarded from Paris. Monsieur  Otto cast his eyes upon it.nnd then, without a -word, his knees gave way and he  fell senselesss upon the floor.  "I ran to. him, as did the courier, and  between us we carried hiin to the sofa.  He might have been dead from his appearance, but 1 could still feel his .heart thrilling beneath my .palm.  'VWhat is this, then?' Tasked.  .".' I do not know,' answered the messenger. "Monsieur Talleyrand told me to  hurry a.s never-mail hurried before, and  to ptit this letter into the hands of monsieur Otto. I was in Paris at midday yesterday.'  "1 know that Jam to blame, but J could  not help glancing tit the letter, picking it  out of the senseless hand of monsieur  Otto. My God, the thunderbolt that it  was! I did not taint, but I sat clown beside my chief and I burst into tears. It  was but a few-words, but they told its  that Egypt had been evacuated by our  troops a month before. All our treaty  was undone, then, and the one consideration which had induced our enemies to  give us good terms had vanished. In  twelve hours it would not have 'mattered.  But now the treaty was not yet signed.  We should have to give up the Cape. We'  should have to let .England have Malta.  Now that Egypt was gone we had noth-  thing to Offer in exchange.  "But we are not so easily beaten, we  Frenchmen. You English misjudge us  when you think that because we show  emotions which you conceal we are therefore of a weak and womanly nature. You  cannot read our histories and believe that.  Monsieur Otto recovered his senses presently, and we took counsel what we  should do.  '"It is useless to go on, Alphonse,' said  lie; ���'this'Englishman will laugh at me  when I ask him to sign.'  "'Courage!' I cried; and then, a sudden  thought coming into my head,' 'How do  we know that the English will have news  of this? Perhaps they may sign the treaty  before they know of it.'  "Monsieur Otto spraug from the sofa  and flung himself into my arms.  "'Alphonse,'he cried, 'you have saved  me. Why should they know about it?  Our news* has come from Toulon to Paris  ���and thence straight to us. Theirs will  come by the sea through the straits of  Gibraltar. At this moment it is unlikely  that anyone in Paris knows of it, save  Talleyrand and the first consul. If we  keep our secret we may still get our treaty  signed.'  "Ah, monsieur, you can imagine the  horrible uncertainty in which we spent  the day. Never, never, shall I forget those  slow hours during which we sat together,  starting at every distant shout, lest it  should be the first sign of the rejoicing which this news would cause in  London. > Monsieur Otto passed from  youth to age in a day. As for tne, 1 find  it easier to go out and meet danger than  to wait for it. I set forth, therefore, towards evening. I wandered here and  wandered there. I was in the fencing-  room of monsieur Augelo, and in the  salon-de-boxe of monsieur Jackson, and iu  the club of Brooks, and in the lobby of  tlie chainber of deputies, but nowhere did  1 hear tiny news. Still it wtis possible that  milord Ilawkesbury had received it himself just as we had". He lived in Hurley  street, and there it was that the treaty  was to be finally signed that night tit  eight. I entreated monsieur Otto to drink  two 'glasses of Burgundy before he went  out, for I feared lest his haggard face and  trembling hands should rouse suspicion in  the English minister.  "Well, we went round together in one  of the embassy's carriages about half-past  seven. Monsieur went iu alone, but presently, on excuse of getting his portfolio,  he came out again with his cheeks flushed  with joy, to tell me that till was well.  "'lie' knows nothing,' he whispered.  'Ah, if the next half hour were over!'  "'Give  me a sign when  it is settled,'  said I.  "'For what reason?'  '"Because,   until   then,   no   messenger  shall interrupt you unless he pass over  my body.'  "Ho clasped my hand in both of his. 'J  shall move one of the candles onto the  table in the window,' said lie, and hurried  into the house, while I was left waiting  beside the carriage.  "Well, if we could but secure ourselves  from interruption for a single half-hour  the day would be our own. I had hardly  begun'to form our plans when J, saw the  lights of a carriage coining swiftly from  the direction of Oxford street. Ah, if it  should be the messenger! What could I  do? I was prepared to kill hiin���yes, even  to kill him rather than at this last mo-  mentallow our work to be undone. Thousands die to make a glorious war, why  should not one die to make a glorious  pence? What though they hurried me  to the scaffold? 1 should have sacrificed  myself Tor my country.   I   had a little  curved Turkish knife strapped to my  waist. My hand was on the hilt of it  when the carriage which had alarmed me  so rattled safely past me.  "But another might come. J must be  prepared. Above all, I must nob compromise the embassy. J ordered our carriage  to move on, and I engaged what you call  a hackney coach. Then I spoke to the  dri ver and gave him a guinea,. He understood that it was a special service.  "'You shall have 'another guinea if you.  do what you are told,'said I.  ���"All right, mister.' said he, turning his  slow eyes upon me without a trace of; excitement or curiosity.  "'If I: enter your coach  with another  gentleman, you will drive up aud down  Ifarley street, and take no orders from  any one but me.    When i  get out, ypu  wiil carry the other gentleman to Wa tier's  Club in l.riiton street.'  "'AH right, master,' said he again.  "So I.  stood  outside  Milord   Hawkes-  bury's house, and you can think how,often  my eyes went up to that window, in the  hope of seeing^ the candle twinkle in it.  Five minutes passed,-and another'five.  Ah, how slowly they crept along!   It was  the first day of October, raw and cold,  with a white fog crawling over the wet,  shining  cobblestones,  and   blurring the  dim ''oil-lamps.   I could uot see fifty paces  in -either-" direction,-  but   my ears  were  straining to catch the rattle of hoofs or  the rumble of wheels.    It is not a cheering  place,  monsieur, that street of  Hurley,  even upon a sunny day.   The houses are  solid and very respectable over yonder,  but there is nothing of the feminine about  them,   it is a city to be inhabited' by  males.   But on thtit raw night, amid the  damp and'the fog, with the anxiety gnawing tit my heart, it seemed the saddest,,  weariest spot in  the whole wide world.  I.'paced up aud down, slapping my hands  to keep them  warm, and still straining  my ears.'  And then suddenly, out of the  dull hum'of the traffic down Oxford street,  i heard a sound detach itself, and grow  louder and louder and clearer and clearer  with every instant, until two yellow lights  came flashing through the fog,and alight  cabriolet whirled up to the door of the  foreign minister.   It had not stopped'before a young fellow sprang out of it and  ���hurried ��� to the steps,   while   the driver  turned his horse and rattled off into the  fog once more.  "Ah, it is iu the moment of action that  I "am best, monsieur. You, who only see  me when 1 am drinking my wine in the  Cafe de Province, cannot conceive the  heights to which 1 rise. At that moment,  when 1 knew that the fruits of a ten  years' war were at stake, I was magnificent. It was the last French campaign,  and J, the general and army in one.  "'Sir,' said" "I, touching, hiin upon the  arm, 'are you the -messenger, for. lord  Ilawkesbury ?' ���.  "'Yes,'he said.  '"1 have been waiting for you half an  hour,' said I. "You are to follow me at  once. He is with the French ambassador.'  "I spoke with such assurance that he  never hesitated for an instant. When he  entered the hackney coach and I followed  him in, my heart gave such a thrill of,joy  that I could hardly keep from shouting  aloud. He was a poor little creature, this  foreign office messenger, not much bigger  than monsieur Otto, and I���-monsieur can  see my hands now, and -huagine what  they' were like when I was seven and  twenty years of age.  "Well", now that I had him in my coach  the question was what I should do with  him. I did not wish to hurt hiin if I  could help it.  "This is pressing business,'he said. M  have a despatch which I must deliver instantly.'  "Our coach had rattled  down Harley  street, but now, in accordance with  my  instructions, it turned and began to go up  again.  "'Hullo!' he cried, 'what's this?'  '"What then?'I asked.  '"We are driving back.   Where is lord  Ilawkesbury?'  '"We shall see him presently.'  "'Let   me  out!'   he shouted.    There's  some trickery hi this.   Coachman, stop  the coach !   Let me out, I say!'  "I pushed him back into his seat as he  tried to turn1 the handle of the door. He  roared for help. I clapped my palm across  his mouth. He made his teeth meet  through the side of it. I siezed his own  cravat and bound it over his lips. He  still mumbled and gurgled, but the noise  was covered by the rattle of our wheels.  We were passing bhe minister's house, ami  there was no candle in the window.  "'The messenger sat quiet for a little, and  I could see tlie glint of his eyes' as he  stared at me through the gloom. He was  partly stunned, I think, by the force with  which I had dashed him into his .seat.  And also he was pondering, perhaps,  what he should do next. Presently he  got his mouth partly free from the era vat.  '"You can have my watch and my purse  if you will let me go,' he said.'  "Sir,'said I, 'I tun tis honorable a man  as you tire yourself.'  '"Who are you, then?'  '"My iiauie'is of no importance.'  "'What do you want with tne?'  '"It is ti bet.'  '"Abet! What d'you mean? Do you  understand that I am on the government  service, and that you will see the inside of  a jail for this?'  "That is the bet. That is the sport,'  said I.  '"You may find it poor sport before you  finish,' he cried. 'What is this insane bet  of vours, then?'  "''I have bet,' I answered, 'that I will  recite a chapter of the Koran to the first  gentleman whom, I should meet iu the  street.'  "I do not know what made me think of  it, save that my translation was always  running in my head.   He clutched at the  door-handle, and again I had to hurl him  back into his seat.  '"How long will it take?' he gasped.  '"Ibdepeiids on the chapter,' I answered.  '"A short one, then, tind let me go!'  '"Hut is it fair?' I argued.    'When I say  a   chapter. I do not mean  the  shortest  chapter, but rather one which should ho  of average length.'  "'Help! help! help!' he squealed, and I  had again to adjust his cravat.  '"A little patience,' I said, 'and it will  soon be over.    I should like to recite the  and will soon be in  the valleys; so do  not delay in getting-  one of Squire's  overcoats and be  prepared for it.  fifteen days.  Squire offers fancy  worsted suiting's at  greatly reduced rates.  Call and examine  before they all go.  be ordered now.  Squire's selection of  worsteds, serges,  Scotch and English  suiting's and trousering's  is very complete.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  HEADQUARTERS   AT   NELSON.  F. J. FARLEY, Treasurer.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN FRESH AND SALT MEATS AND HAMS.  NELSON   MARKET:    BAKER STREET, WEST OF  POSTOFFICE.  It Doi}t (natter to  Whether you are Knglish, Irish, Scotch  or Canadian,  if you only call and ex-  T , amine our stock  before   ordering else  where.    We have  the  finest stock in Kootenay District, consisting of Dry Goods. Heady-made Clothing, Men's Furnishings,  Ladies' Fur and Cloth Capes, Cloth Jackets, Blankets, Comforters,  Carpets, Oil  Cloths, Hoots and Shoes, Rubbers, Certna  Socks, etc., etc., which we are selling tit Silver prices for cash.  Call ancl see us. and we will be pleased to show you our stock. A. I). AIIvENJII.AD, .Manager.  an  chapter which would be of most interest-  to yourself.'  "'He slipped his mouth free again.  '"Quick, then, quick,'he groaned.  '"The Chapter of the Camel?'   I   sug-  "'Yes, yes."  '"Or that of the Fleet Stallion?'  "'Yes, yes.   Only proceed!'  "We had passed the window, and there  was no candle. I settled down to recite  the Chapter of the Stallion to him.  "Perhaps yot do net know your Koran  very well, monsieur. Well, J knew it by  heart then, as I know it by heart now.  The style is a little exasperating for any  one who is in a hurry. But then, what  would you have? The people in the East  are never in a hurry, and it was written  for them. 1 repeated it all with the dignity and solemnity which a sacred book  demands, and the young Englishman he  wriggled and groaned.  '"When the horses, standing on three  feet and placing the tip of their fourth  foot upon the ground, were mustered in  front of him in the evening, he said. "I  have loved the love of earthly good above,  the remembrance of things on high, and  have spent the time in viewing these  horses. Bring the horses back to inc.  And when they were brought back he began to cut oil" their legs and their--���"  "It was tit that moment that the young  Englishman sprang tit tne. .My Cod, how  little I remember of the next I'ew moments! He was a boxer, this shred of a  man. He had been trained to strike. I  tried to catch him by the hands. I'tic,  pac, he came upon my nose and upon my  eyes. I put down my head and thrust tit  In in with it. I'ac, he came from below.  But ah, I was too much for him. I hurled  myself upon him, and he had no place  wliere he could escape from my weight.  He fell Hat upon the cushions, and 1 seated  myself upon him with such conviction  that the wind flew from him as from a  burst bellows.  '���Then I searched to see what there was  with which I could tie him. I drew the  strings from my shoes, and with one I  secured his wrists aud with another his  ankles. Then I tied thecravat round his  mouth again, so that he could only he and  glare at inc. When I had done all this,  and had stopped the bleeding of my own  nose, I looked out of the couch, and ah,  monsieur, the very first thing which  caught my eyes wtis the candle, that dear  little candle', glimmering in the window  of the minister! Alone, with these two  hands, I had retrived the capitulation of  mi tinny and the loss of a province.  "Well, I had no time to lose, for at any  moment monsieur Otto might he down. I  shouted to my driver, gave him his .-second guinea, and allowed him to proceed  to Wa tier's. For myself. I sprang into  our embassy carriage, nnd a moment Inter  the door of'fho minister opened. He had  himself   escorted    monsieur   Otto   down  Coumlbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Coinpany, Limited.  o  H  I.  m  S  M  a   .  +*  **  S  r.  t_  r.  >-.  'j.  >  *.*���������  w  t.  \>  a  Ty  z  7.  o  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Grout Northern mil way for nil points  Cast lllld west  I .wives Kiislo Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 a. in.  Leaves Nelsun Tuesdays and Fridays at. 7 a. in.  Leaves Bonner's Kerry for Nelson and ICaslo at 2 a. in. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Revelstoke  Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connect hiK with the Canadian   I'ucitlc  Kail way (main  line) for all points east and west.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at I a. m.  Leaves Hol-son on Wednesdays and Saturdays al II p. m.  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  CounectiiiK on Sat unlaws and Wednesdays with Xelson  Si Fort Sheppard Railway for Kaslo and lake points.  Leaves Nelson��� Leaves Kaslo for Nelson -  Mondays nt I p. in. Sundays at 8 a. in.  Wednesdays at 5:10 p. in.      Tuesdays at 3 a. in.  Thursdays at I p. in Thursdays at S a. in.  Saturdays at. 5:1(1 p. in. Fridays at .'i a. in.  CounectiiiK on Tuesdaysand Fridays with Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway for Spokane.  Kor full informal ion. as tn tickets, rales, etc., apply at  tin; company's otllee. Nelson. H. ('.  T. ALLAN. Secretary.       J. W. TROUP, llamifc-w.  stairs, and now so deep was he in talk  that he walked out bareheaded tis fur its  the carriage. As he stood there by the  open door there came the rattle of wheels,  tind a man rushed down the pavement.  "'A dispatch of great importance for  milord Ilawkesbury.' he cried.  "I could see that it was not my messenger, but a second oik;. .Milord Ilawkesbury caught the paper from his hand,  and read it hy the light nf the carriage  Itimi). His face, monsieur, was as white  tis titis plate before he had linished.  "'Monsieur Otto,' he cried, 'we have  signed this treaty upon a false understanding.    Mgypt is in our hands."  "'What!' cried monsieur Otto. 'Impossible!'  '"It is certain. It fell to Abercroinhy,  last month.'  '"In that case," snid monsieur Otto, 'it  is very fortunate that the treaty is signed.'  "'Very fortunate for you, sir,' cried  milord Ilawkesbury, and he turned hack  to the house.  "Next day, monsieur, what the cull the  How street runners were after me, hut  they could not run across salt water; and  Alphonse Lacniir wtis receiving the congratulations of monsieur Talleyrand and  the* lirst consul before ever his pursuers  had got us far as Dover."  Sold for a Paltry Sum.  Winnipeg  Free   Pros:   "All   patriotic  Canadians must deeply regret thtit action  of the Dominion government, by  which  the best, of the Thousand Islands are sold.  I Canada hud, in the natural  parks of the  ! Thousand   Islands,  a realm   of  cnchaiit-  { ment, a beautiful district open to thepuh-  J lie for holiday pleasures; but by the anc-  i tion sale of St. Lawrence beauties, speculators and rich  Americans will enjoy the  Thousand Islands to the exclusion of'Canadians.    Kor this sacrifice of  ISO islands,  the treasury is enriched to the extent of  the comparatively paltry sum of '$ .2,(K)0.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A.M NKLSON Arrive 5:10 I'.M,  On   Tuesdays  and   Fridays   trains  will  run   I1ii*oiikIi  to .Spokane, arriving thereat 5:,'*-i I'.M. same day.   I;e-  luniiiiK will leave Spokane at  7 A.M. on Wednesdays  j and Saturdays, arrivniK at Nelson at5:lo 1'. M.. making  I cliisi; eoiiiieetions with steamer Nelson for nil Koolcnay  lake points.  Passengers for Kettle Itiver and Moundnry Creek con-  nect at Marcus will* .-.tatfe on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, anil Fridays.  NELSON STA___3S7~  LSON  & SEALE,  TI__V_vIST__I-S.  Conlmets for lianlliiL'ore and merchandise made with  mine owners and inerehants. .loh U'liinlnj-M'UtMidt-d to,  St aide on Vernon:street, opposite Turner,.. Kirk pat rick's  1  .:|55;I-fe:V  _S  iP-fil ���  IS-7V .:�����-���-  i_-������ ���-���......  T*   .'���-'-"���"���-  &-..������;.**  * *__u_w<__Mia__tg____a___^^ THE TRIBUNE.:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8,  1894.  A full Range of Woolen Shirts and Underwear to suit everyone's taste and  pocket. A very complete stock of Boots and Shoes at hard-time prices. Suits,  Coats, and Pants, Rivetted Overalls, Blanket-lined Clothing', Mitts and Gloves^  German Socks, Mackinaw Suits, Melissa Waterproof Coats, Gum Boots, Lumbermen's Rubbers, Snow Excluders and Overshoes.   Call and inspect the stock.  Baker Street,  Nelson.      Telephone  30.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  An ice,-jam has formed m the Columbia  river about a mile and a half above where steamboat connection i.s made with the Revelstoke branch railway.  From the jam down to the lake the river i.s clear and  likelv to remain so for some time. The lionner's Kerry  route is still open, the Nelson arriving today from the  Kerry on time.  Captain Gore of  the steamer  Lytton;  made his regular quarterly trip to Nelson this week. It  must be a trillo lonesome- to run between such small hamlets as Robson and The Wigwam.  William Hunter, one of Nelson's old-  timers and one of Slocan district's pioneer merchants,  dropped down from .Silverton this week. He said money  is hard to get hold of in the Slocan, and that it was almost impossible to make collections, His lirm has  opened a branch store at Three Forks.  Hamilton Byers, oneof the few business  men of Kootenay who is satisfied to handle one line of  goods, claims that he is doing- a nice trade at Kalso.  He is manager of the Byers Hardware Company.  Green Brothers of Kaslo are putting in  a stock of men's clothing at Three Forks. They will occupy part of the building erected by Pontile & Uurns.  Thomas S.  Nowell, who   has   recently  been elected delegate from Alaska to the United Stairs  ..������gross, is a brother of George Nowell of the White  Orousc mountain country castor Davie on Kootenay lake.  lil. E. Coy of Kaslo was caved on in the  Fanner's Dream tunnel near Bell's, seventeen miles from  Ka.-ilo. about one month ago and quite badly injured. It  now develops that his thigh bone is broken.  The   Mitchell  brothers   have   received  quite a number of new bob-sleds at Kaslo and pxpect to  haul several hundred tons of ore from Three Forks to  Kaslo for ��8 per ton.  Engineer C. E. Perry, who is considered  one of the finest draughtsman in the province, has completed a fine large map made from actual surveys done  bv himself during the past summer and fall in the Slocan.  This artistic work shows not only every mineral claim  and fraction, but the crest of the main range, each hog  hack, every trail and feature of interest trom 1'ayne  m .iiiiiain to Jackson basin. Aboutall persons interested  in the section covered by this plan are securing copies or  tracings of Unit section, wliich are valuable to them.  On   the   Saturday   before   Christinas,  Walter John Sully will give his second annual turkey  th .oting match on the flat to the northeast of the Canadian Pacific depot.  The general annual meeting of the shareholders of The Hall Alines, Limited, will be held in the  i ompany's ollice, at London, Kngland, on the lilth instant,  it i-i current rumor that an effort will be made to  bring about a radical change in the management at the  mines, wliich are situate within five miles of Nelson. If  tho head otlice was distant within five miles of the mines,  lhe change would surely be made.  The Miner wants the member for the  south riding of West Kootcnny to see that the recommendations of the late grand jury arc carried out. If  the grand jury made recommendations, it is the fluty ol  the government to see that they are carried out. The report of the grand jury was made to the government in.  p.-jwer, u jt to individual members of the opposition.  A supporter of the government writes  from Victoria to a friend in Nelson that the member from  the south riding of West ICootenay is beginning to be  looked on as one of the most useful of the members of the  ho isc; that he doe.-? not take up the time of the house in  making speeches, but that he is looking after the material  interests of the district. Fred is all right, even if he was  elected by the men of Kootenay who are not self-styled  '���gentlemen."  Methodist services in Plume's hall  on  Sunday morning and evening. Subject, 11a. in., a communion sermons.* 7::iO p. m.. "Gospel Physiology"���  " Blinded Eyes." Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at close  of morning service.  A "butterfly social" under the auspices  of tho ladies of the Methodist church will be held at the  residence of J. Fred Hume on the evening of Tuesday,  December 11th. Those who attend are sure of an enjoyable evening.  At the Little Phil and Black Diamond,  tl.c joint tunnel has not yet reached the third vein. Ore  is being extracted from tlie drifts that are being run on  the second vein. It is more than likely these two properties will be among Ainsworth's regular shippers this  winter.  The ball given at the hotel Phair on  -..day night by the ladies of Nelson was a success financially. The net proceeds.���something over $100.���will be  donated to the Kootenay Lake General Hospital Society.  The only residents of a neighboring town in attendance  was the' parly that commodore Busk brought from Balfour on the steam launch Flirt.  A. H. Buchanan, manager of the Bank  of Montreal's branch at Nelson, returned from the province of Quebec on Saturday Inst.  For the n< xt four months goods are to be sacrificed at  W. K. Teetzel Si Co.'s. to make room for one of the large-1  and finest assorted stocks of drugs, chem eals, patent  medicines, and drug sundries ever brought lo British  G'olunitra Their stock is now more complete thitti any  between W.nnip-g and Victoria, and the intention is to  make it second to none on the coast. All goods are now  bought, in the cheapest miirkets. and no trashy grinds will  he handled. A full line of assayers' suiiplie*i (including  louver crucibles and scoriliers, granulated lead, hone  ash. and .hemic illy pure mineral acids! now on hand,  mail orders for which will receive prompt attention. A  ful lline of meerschaum and briar pipes iu stock. Holiday  goods now being opened.  Apples, Sl.f. cash per ,10 pound box; potatoes, $���_* a  ton; cabbage, �����_._.. a hundred. International Commission  Company, West Baker-trod. Nelson.  Dressed turkeys, drcwd geese, dressed chickens, all  fiom tlie Northwest Territories; veal and pork; sausage  of all kinds. Branch markets at ICnslo anil Three Forks.  John Ou ten. Independent Market, West Baker street.  Nelson.   Scores a "Learned" Judge.  A short time ago Mr. justice Crease  handed down his judgment in a mining  case which involved title to .the Bobbie  Burns mineral claim, in the Murdo district, about thirty miles from the town of  Golden, in Kast Kootenay. Allan Granger,  oneof the parties to the suit, has handed  in his opinion of Mr. justice Crease, and if  the opinion is based on facts, it is high  time that the bench was rid of Mr. justice  Crease. In his opinion, Mr. Granger uses  these words; "The learned judge locates  the property in his judgment as on the  .-iniilakameen river and the local town as  Nelson, Jt follows that judge Crease litis  not. grasped the case at all, but had Ids  miridrrmde up previous to trial, as was  evident from his opening remarks when  lie took his seat on the bench." This is  not the first time that such a chaige has  been made against Mr. justice Crease, and  many who were in attendance at the last  session of the court at Nelson tit which he.  presided left, the court-room' feeling that  his retention on the bench tended to lower  the high standard of the Canadian judiciary. -  Has Officials in Plenty.  West Kootenay is not in ���need of any  more officials. It has a plenty, aud one or  two to spare. There is no need of a full-  salaried constable being stationed at Nakusp. There should be a constable at  Ry kerb's, one at. Waneta, one at Rossland,  one at Ainsworth, one at Pilot Bay, and  one at Nakusp; but they need not be  "foreigners" on large salary. They should  be local men. who earn their living, and  paid a nominal sum yearly for acting as  constables. It is. safe to say that good,  responsible men can be found at the live  places mentioned above who would acb^as  constables for $150 a year; the total for  the five not amounting to as much as is  now paid the constable at Nakusp. Nelson gets along ..first-rate without a constable, other than one at a nominal salary.  " Calls the Turn."  The Slocan Times,  to use a gambling  phrase, "calls the turn" in the following.  It says:   "The English money market is  one-vast impersonal Shylock.   Let a Jew  know that a young man is coining shortly  into a great estate, and that young man's  credit is good, and will remain-good for  quite a long time.   So with a new  and  young country.     However, viciously extravagant it may be its credit will remain  good; only, after it is developed it will be  found that the Shylock has his grip on all  its industry and all its wealth." Never was  a. condition more explicitly stated.   The  men who have made West Kootenay what  it is are till either broke or in hock to  "dealers in money," a modern and more  polite   phrase   for   the   word   Shylock.  How many of the men who prospected  and mined  in Ainsworth district in  the  first five years of its history have anything to show for their work? How many  of  the ' men  who helped to give  West  Kootenay a name, by discovering mineral  on Toad mountain, are in easy circumstances today?   How many of the pioneer  merchants and business men of Kootenay,  who upbuilt its. towns and  kept, things  moving, are in a position to tell the "dealers in ���money" to go to   hades?   Not a  single one.   In drawing up a  bond, the  modem Shylock does not stipulate for the  pound of flesh, but he gets it when he enforces payment of the bond.   For what  use i.s the flesh after the sinew and muscle  has been worn out in toil, when the fruits  of that toil must be sold under execution  to satisfy the bond of the Shylock?  BANK OF MONTREAL.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICI* TO I-KPOSITOIIS.  From 1st January, 1SSI3. and till further notice, the rate  of interest allowed on Savings Bank Deposits bv this  bank will be three per cent t'i%) per annum  "   BU01 IAN.  Nelson, 2Sth November  If.  1S91.  ANA N, Manager.  BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICK TO  DUI'OSITOHS.  From 1st January, IS!., and till further nolicc, the rate  of interest allowed on Savings Bank Deposits by this  bank will be three per cent [3%l per annum.  Bank of British Columbia, Nelson, 28th, Nov., 1891.  DISSOLUTION OF  PARTNERSHIP.  DISTKIC.    OK   WKST  I'HOVIN.E   OK    HltrrlSIl   COl.l'.MISIA,  KOOTKNAY.  I, Alexander Lynch, formerly a member of the firm of  Stewart & Lynch, carrying on business as hotel keepers  and under the style and title of the Trail Mercantile  Company at Rossland, Trail Creek, do hereby certify  that the said partnership was on the loth day of November, instant, dissolved by the death of my late partner,  James Al. Stewart.  Witness my hand at Hosshuid, Trail Creek, the 20th  day of November, ISO 1. ALKXANDEH LYNCH..  I shall continue the business iu my own name and I request that strtemeiits of accounts payable by the late  lirm, and all sums due them may be rendered" and paid  forthwith. Al KXANDKR LYNCH.  Kossland, Trail Creek, B. C, 21st November, ISO!.  DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The co-partnership between the undersigned, doing  business as dealers in meats, under the lirm name of  Wilson & Perdue, at Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks,  British Columbia, was dissolved on November 14th, lStW.  All debts due the lirm arc payable to tlie lirm of Perdus  & Burns, who will pay all lirm debts.  Dated. November 2Uth, 1891.    W.J. WILSON,  WILLIAM PMRDUK.  WHEREAS, there is more indigestible food eaten during  the month of December than in any other month of the year;  And WHEREAS, there is nothing that produces and fosters  dyspepsia like a plentiful supply of nicely flavored, delicious  Mince Pie;  And WHEREAS, there is nothing that tends to make a  chronic crank out of a man so thoroughly as does chronic  dyspepsia;  And WHEREAS, cranks and dyspeptics are in these days  looked upon as necessary evils, standing proofs of modern  civilization.  Therefore, We Have RESOLVED to make our establishment the headqarters for Grroceries in general, and for Raisins,  Currants, Peel, Spices, and all the etcetras necessary to the  production of Mince Meat in particular, and to accommodate  those who do not want to make it for themselves, we have  just received a consignment of Dougherty's famous Mince Meat  and Pie Preparation, in 12-oz. packages, at 20 cents each, or  six for $1. Try it. And if you survive we will present you  with a Chromo.  Vernon Street, Nelson. Telephone 27.  NOTICK.  All debts due the late linns of Burns, Mclnncs & Co.  and Wilson & Burns, who did business at Nelson. Kaslo.  and Three Forks. British Columbia, must bo settled by  December Hist, 1S9I. or they will he placed iu tho hands of  a solicitor for collection. The tind .-signed, or J. J. Dris-  coll of Nelson, is authorized to receive monies due, and  give receipts. \V. J. WILSON.  Dated, November 2(*th, 1891.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  ave  ��*.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.  and from this time on, or until further notice, we will sell Groceries, Crockeryware, Glassware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats,  Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, etc., at a fair profit, for Cash.  Liquors and Cigars, at wholesale only.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles*,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  Watches and Jewelry for Holiday Presents.  Stock and Low Prices.  Dover, Jeweler, Nelson.  Down they go to a price where everyone can use  them.    Imperial brand Baltimore 65 cents a can.  o  FISH!  FISH!  FISH  Fresh fish twice a week.  FRUITS!  !  T  Headquarters for choice Fruits. Fancy Apples, 50  pound box, $1.50 to $1.75. Complete lines of all  kinds of fruit, vegetables, nuts, figs, confectionery.  Headquarters for the famous Rosebud cigars, equal  to any imported.   :     BUTTER!   BUTTER!   BUTTER!  Northwest Territory butter from 22 to 25 cents a  pound.   Orders carefully attended to.  c _E^_A.iir^_ei_i_v_E^._isr-  _?-   O.   BOX,   37. COE.   _3____Z_I!_=-   -A.IS. ID   0-OS___?_3:i_Sr_I!   STS.  If to myself there added be  My third, my sixth and five times three,  Five score aiid five the sum will be.  What i.s my number?   Tell it me.  Multiply the answer to the above by 10 and you will get  an idea of the variety of onr new stock of HOLIDAY GOODS. It will be the most complete  collection of the kind ever offered here, and will range from a 5-eent Toy or Xmas Card to a  $15 or $20 Present. Parties at a distance sending us their mail orders can depend on a satisfactory selection.   Staple lines as usual.  ;AKER ST.,  \V. I-KIUlUK, N'elson.  I'.' UlMtNS, Calgary.  -_���_-;  MEAT MARKETS.  UPS  Are nreimrod to supply e\*cry town, mining ramp, and mine iu South Koolenay with beef, mutton, veal, pork,  and sausage; also, with stile and breakfast bacon and sugar cured and smoked hams. Order** by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  Nelson,  Kaslo,  Three Forks.  _S  . ,vr.6-.  j-S-s-jif.if  _V_,iK|  I'llOI'ltlKTOUS  OK  Minneapolis  Sheepskin  Tannery.  Hides, Tallow, Pelts, and Wool  ! jas. McMillan & co.  (IM'OKI'OKA'rKD)  Main House: 202 to 212 First Avenue, North,  MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.  KX POUTKlt.S A XI)  IMI'OUTKItS OK  Fine  Northern  Furs.  floods  bought  right   out  i  rum ink-Inn:   fair  .-.electinn ;   iniliiedlale   letliniH.  reiliiesl.    NO IHJ'I'V on any goods we handle.  ,T*r U'KITK  KOIt  Clltcri-AI!   <5IVIN(J   l-ATKST  MAIIKKT  Shipping tags furnished upon  IMIIOKSTH  1436  Front  Street,   Kaslo.  COAL, IRON, STEEL, ORE CARS, TRACK IRON,  Stoves, Tinware,   Etc.  MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS. ALL  MINE  SUPPLIES.  .*���**���*_���-.��  i  ��� _>-������ *&  !**;*.**i.<\  .   -i    ��   M.*l}  ���f.    .  .     ��� *" Vi  i f     J-.TI. "H  ..���a ���;__���'���,  "     _���-   _ *  ;.,. -������*/.' :  _ -,r _���    .< *_ i ���  -.-7*-ii7. -iu**i  V-iV? '���J"-!"*  '^*v.-����� _,  ��� -'*-���".*���". '  ���-  ���    ���..  MEMS' HARDWARE  ./  ��� '"     s.  ���  U        _.'  ������,,^\y^.^ff\,.^,\\T,rj^yt^yriy\viiy-J$.-,i ������'-,{:.'^.i*->v.-;;., Tc, ���.������ni,v,.,,._3 .? ���"I.--.-''-"---.. ",.*_���������."������ �������-? ���'".-������"*-<"*��� m \i#-i'"-"Y- ^i------ *r-*i's-'.   '���'������'' ��'<--_ ,,,V<-.S-'^"*****"��� * ���_ ^ ',-v... i"** .. ./���V-i'TV^i"*-'  "F3T  iS.'-*7. .v-.r  7li  llu.-j:./.  *.���*--  .'.��.������'  ���'J.,   ......  . ."VU1. -'fti-'.-V''"*'-���'���,*���}- i5f  *_*.     lm     1 -I ��� i   fl-�� I   J.   .*!    ��V ��   i    1     VI-*  _


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