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 .. ■■„  ■;*■       •' . Cfeb 9-1
Provincial Library
Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer
of   Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold;.: Silver,  ^
Copper,  Lead, and Zinc; as Well as'for
the Investor in   Producing Mines.
mmurm: msemeK
Already Completed or Under Construction and
Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the
Mining   Camps   and , "I ,">wns    in'   Koote-,   -
nay   Accessible   the   Vear    Round.
SECOND  YEAR.-NO.  I i.
NELSON,   BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY 24,   18<.M,
ONE   DOLLAR  A. YEAR.
IT IS UNFAIR, AS WAS EXPECTED.
THE REDISTRIBUTION BILL INTRODUCED
IN   THE   LEGISLATIVE.ASSEMBLY.
Unimportant Districts Given Equal Representation -with Important Districts; and
Districts Likely to Return an Opposition
Delegation Divided into Ridings. While
Districts that are "Sure" i'or the Government  Remain  Unchanged.
The Redistribution bill was laid before
the legislature hist week, and, as was predicted, it is unjust in many ol' its provisions. The "Island" portion of the province is given fourteen members, distributed as follows: -1 members to the
City of Victoria,'1 to North Victoria district, 1 to South Victoria district, 2 ,'to
EsquimaU. district, 2 to Cowichan district,
1 to the City of Nanaimo. I to North Nanaimo district, 1 to South Nanaimo district, and 1 Lo Comox district. It will be
seen by the above that the old districts of
"Alberni" and "The Islands" -have been
■wiped out. It will also beseen that while
the City of A'"ictoria and Esquiinalt and
Cowichan district select the '.members al-
loted them as before, that is. at large.
Nanaimo and Victoria districts are subdivided into ridings. If itis fair to divide
a district like Nanaimo into ridings, why
should it not be fair to divide..a district
like Cowichan the same way? The "Mainland" of the 'province is ..given nineteen
members, distributed tis follows: 3 members to the City of Vancouver, 1 to the
city of New Westminister, -1 to New
Westminister district, 3 to Vale district.
2 to Lillooet district, 2 to Cariboo district.
2 to West Kootenay, 1 to East Kootenay.
and 1 to Cassiar. ■ New "Westminister district*.'is'divided into .'our ridiiigs,'nainelv.
-Delta," "Chilliwack," •*I)ewdney." and
"Richmond." Vale is divided into three
ridings, namely, the "AX7est," the "East."
and the "North." Lillooet i.s divided into
two ridings, namely, tlie "East"' and the
'•West." West. Kootenay is divided into
two ridings, namely, the "North" and the
"South." Cariboo, like the City of Vancouver, elects its two members at large.
Why should a. small district like Lillooet
be divided into ridings and a large di -
trict like Cariboo remain undivided?
~ ■ Ft is not known on- what basis the ap
portioninent of 'members was made; in
fact it could not have been made on any
basis other than to return the government to power. Why should a district,
like Lillooet, unimportant in every respect, whether it be from the standpoint
of population, voting strength, or revenue,
be given tlie same representation as West
Kootenay and double the representation
of East Kootenay? And what is true of
Lillooet is also true of Cariboo. Lillooet
and Cariboo combined have neither the
population nor tlie voting strength of
West Kootenay alone, and last year they
'paid the province a- total revenue of $31,-
132 as against West Kootenay's total of
$77,003. Vet because they are almost certain to return government members they
are accorded double the representation
they are entitled to. If Lillooet is entitled to tAvo members, will the 'friends of
the government give the reasons therefor?
According to the estimates for'the next
fiscal year, Lillooet i.s a. district of little
importance. The 'number of its public,
schools (3) indicates that it lias no large
number, of towns or settlements; the
number of its resident officials indicates
that it has not many mining districts:
and the amount appropriated for roads,
etc., would indicate that its few settlements are already connected by highways. No more i.s Cariboo entitled to two
members, however much it is entitled to
considerrtion as the alma mater of our
old-timers:
If West Kootenay is a fair example, the
districts are not divided according to
population, voting strength, or revenue
returned. The north riding of 'West
Kootenay contains less than one-third of
the population and voting strength of the
district, and it contributed much less
than one-fourth of the revenue.
Boundaries of Electoral Districts.
WIOST KOOTKNAY  KI.KCTOI. Al. DISTIt I(T.
All that tract of land bounded on the
west by the eastern boundary of Vale district, up Lo the north-eastern corner thereof, and thence by a line (being also the
south-eastern boundary of Cariboo electoral district), following the general
course of the Columbia river, and distant
from it about ten miles, to the intersection of Canoe river, on the east by a line
down Canoe river to the Columbia river;
thence in a south-easterly direction to the
dividing ridge of the Selkirk range of
mountains; thence following.said dividing
ridge in a south-easterly direction to the
summit of Rogers' Pass: thence is a southeasterly direction following the watershed nearest the Upper Columbia river to
the oOth parallel of north latitude; thence
in a southerly direction following the
watershed nearest and to the westward
of the Upper Kootenay and Moyie rivers
to the -lS'ih parallel of north latitude
(being also the western boundary of East
Kootenay electoral district); and on the
south by the international boundary line,
shall constitute one electoral district, to
be designated "West Kootenay electoral
district," and shall be divided into two
ridings, as follows, each of which shall
return one member, vi/.:
North Riding of West Kootenay—Shall
comprise all that portion of the said
district of West Kootenay which lies to
the north aud west of a line commencing
at the intersection of the 50th parallel of
latitude with the western boundary of
the said district: thence due east along
said parallel, crossing the Columbia river
and extending to tlie.sununil.of the watershed between the said Columbia, river and
Slocan lake: thence northerly, following
the summit' of the watershed between
Upper Arrow lake tind the Lardo river to
a point half way between Trout lake mid
Kootenay lake: thence east to the .summit
of the range between the Lardo river and
Upper Kootenay lake: thence northerly
following the summit of the watershed
between the Lardo river and Duncan
river to its intersection with the east
.boundary, of the said district near the
source of Duncan river.
South Hiding of West Kootenay—Shall
comprise all that portion of the said district not included in the North Riding of
the said district.
EAST KOOTKNAY   .Sl.ECTOKAL DISTItlCT.
All that bract of land bounded on the
west by the eastern boundary of West
Kootenay electoral district; on the north
by a line (being also the southeastern
boundary of Cariboo electoral district)
following the general course of the Columbia river, and distant from it about ten
miles, to'a-'point on the 118th meridian,
about fifteen miles northeast of the Boat
Encampment, and thence by the 118th
meridian (being also the eastern boundary, in part, of Cariboo electoral district)
to the summit of the Rocky mountains,
the eastern boundary of the province;.on
the east by the said eastern boundary of
the province; and on the south by the
-lOth parallel, the southern boundary of
the province, shall constitute one electoral
district, to be designated "East Kootenay
electoral district," and return -one-member.
The Estimates.
The people of West Kootenay should
have no fault with the amounts appropriated for the district. The province must
retrench, and our people should bear their
share of-the retrenchment. But the unfairness of the government crops to the
surface in small things. In the matter of
appropriations in aid of fire departments
and hospitals, for instance: Kamloops is
an incorporated town that pays the government no revenue, and in -''which the
province has no landed or property interests other than a court-house and a .jail;
yet Kamloops get $500 for its fire department, while NelsoiK a town whose every
dollar of revenue goes to the province, and
in which'.the province has a court-house
and a jail''as well as a large interest in
unsold town lots, gets but $200. Vernon,
another incorporated town iu Yale, gets
$200, while Kaslo, an incorporated town
in West Kootenay, gets nothing. These
four towns are about the same size, and if
any one of them is entitled to aid, it is
Kaslo, for it is not only tlie largest, but it
has, as yet, received no aid from the -government. Another point: Why is it'no
appropriation'is made for a mining recorder for Ainswortli district? Is the
record office to be moved to Kaslo as a
"sop" for the'people of that town, or is
Ainswortli district to be merged into Nelson and Slocan districts? If so, why
should the mining recorder at New Denver be given a clerk and the one at Nelson
be left without one? These evidences of
unfairness 'may be merely clerical mistakes that will be rectified. But why
should such glaring mistakes be made?
The people of West Kootenay are certainly doing as much to advance the interests of the province as the people of Yale,
and judging from the returns made by its
magistrates, its people are in no way attempting to bring the good name of the
province in disrepute by lawlessness. If
Air. Davie hopes for support in West
Kootenay he must adjust representation
oii.it fairer basis and must not show partiality between the towns of adjoining
districts. Is he equal to the occasion?
Tin-. TuI!«;>.._. believes he i.s, and that he
will cut himself loose from the "old gangs"
and be convinced that his "countrymen"
shall have just the consideration tliey are
entitled to by their number and their
merits, and to no more.
WK.ST  KOOTKNAY.
Assessiii- and collector. Nelson	
Ki-tfislnil- supreme iiikI enmity i-oiirls. Nelson ...
(.oic! coiiinns.-ioiici-, Net-on     	
..lining recorder, Nelson	
(-'oiif-tuiile. Nelson  .,	
(Miveriiincnl ntfenl, anil constulile, l.evelstol.c ...
(.'oiiKiiiiiIc nnii recorili.-i-. New I .envoi1	
Clerk, New Denver	
Constable jprovis.unall ...  '.	
Hospital. Nelson	
Ti.-aeliui-at Kevel.slol.o	
Incidental expenses	
Teacher ill Nelson	
Incidental expenses ...
Toaclior nl Kaslo	
Incidental expenses	
Tenclior at \\ anetn	
Incidental expenses	
Teacher at. Nukusp	
Incidental expenses    	
I.cpnii-s to piinlic. linililiiiKs	
Lockup at. Three Forks	
lieeoi'iler's ollice al New Denver	
School liou.se at Nakusp	
School bouse al. Waiieta	
I toads, streets, bridges, and wharves	
l-'ire Valley road and wharf	
l-'ire department,. Nelson   	
F i-c department, l.cvolstokc	
Sri'l'I.K.MKN-l'.UtV.
Itegi.st.rnr county court, Nelson	
Clerk, recorder's ollice, New Denver, lltb October, ISSW. lo :illl,li.liine, 18:JI	
Teacher al Nakusp, 8 months to .lime .'iiitb. 1SII..
Incidental expenses	
Lockup al Nakusp	
Wesl Ivootciiny (additional to S.'iO.dol) voted) .  ...
I.e.und to municipality of Kaslo	
KA.ST  KOOTKNAY.
Cold commissioner. Donald   	
Constable, collector, and recorder. Donald	
Constable, Donald	
(laolcr, I loiiald	
Constable and recorder, (iolilen	
(.'unstable, collector, and recorder. Kurt Steele...
Constable und recorder. Tobacco I'liiins	
Constable and recorder, Windermere	
Hospital, (iolilen	
In aid of resident, physician, l-'orl .Steele	
Teacher at Donald	
Incidental expenses	
Teacher al, (Iolilen	
Incidental expenses	
Teacher at. Field	
Incidental expenses	
Teacher at Foil Steele	
Incidental expenses	
Repairs t,o public buildings	
KiiikIh, streets, bridges, anil wharves	
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Head lo North Star mines     ~.'l(KI
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(irohiiian canal, repairs by the Columbia Navigation Company	
LI LI.00 KT.
Stipendiary magistrate	
(iold commissioner anil government agent	
lleeoi'der, assessor, and collector	
Constable at Clinton	
In aid of resident- physician at Clinton	
Teacher at. Lillooet.	
Incidental expenses	
Teacher al. Clinton	
Incidental expenses	
Teacher at, Pavilion 	
Incidental expenses	
Repairs lo government buildings	
Roads, streeLs, bridges, mid wharves	
Thompson river ferry subsidy 	
KUI'I'l.l-MI.NTAItV.
.Stipendiary magistrate, 20th .Inly, IS'.U, to .Iiinc
."I'ltli, 1-iill S   113 •*>'>
Roads, streets, bridges, and wharves, in addition
to SS000 voted    l.-'OO 00
Road. Chileotin to Cherry creek ;..  ' 1.500. 00
In aid Thompson river ferry subsidy     ....     200 00
CARIBOO. .
S 2,.">00
1 120
l.iSIXI
1,200
100
1,000
720
III
,720
10
/ 720
10
2(H1
7.IW0
,000
Assnyor .-	
iniissioner and government; agent, Ricli
...S.,71100
2,01*4
1J500.
1,(100
il20
"000
;eoo
4,000
.(MO
'500
i:200
:'100
:i2o
1840
' .-,40
'200
7,000
T,(.00
1,000
,-500
;;ooo
■3,500
..-MOO
»o00
(.'old'conn
Held	
Constable, collector, and registrar of court	
Government, agenl and constable, Forks Qiiesnelle
Jlessenger, Richfield	
Constable. 150-inile house   	
Constable. Chileotin	
Hospital  '.	
In aid of resident physician, lower part-of Cariboo
district. ....'.	
In aid of resident, physician at 150-mile house	
:Teacher at Jtarkcr.villc	
Incidental expenses	
Rent	
Teacher at Qiiesnelle	
Incidental expenses .  ....,,	
Repairs to go vera ment buildings—  	
Roads, s reels, bridges, and wharves	
Qiiesnello-Nechaco trail	
Road to llorselly mines	
Soda creek ferry subsidy	
Chimney creek ferry subsidy   	
Chileotin river bridge, lliinceville  	
Rig llur ferry subsidy	
Fire department, Rarkerville	
'Sl.iri'M'.MKNTAKY.
Hospital  $    -iro
lionds, streets, bridges, and wharves in addition to
880.10 voted i-....' ..:   ,. ■   '500
Road 'to Horsefly mines .......:.......-  .  ....    -I.O00
Road from Cbilcolin to Cherry creek...  .     1,500
KSTl.MATIOll  1{I'_C I'M ITS.
Dominion of Canada, annual —
Interest at, 5 per cent  .. .$
.Subsidy to government  	
(Irani per capita	
For railway lands	
Land sales (including arrears)	
Laud revenue	
Timber dues (including arrears)	
Survey fees	
Rents (exclusive of land)	
Timber leases (including arrears)	
Free miners'certificates	
Mining receipts, general	
Licenses	
.Marriage licenses	
Real property tax	
Personal propcrtv tax	
Wild land tux...'.	
income tax	
Revenue lax	
Itegistered taxes (all denominations)	
Revenue service refunds	
Fines and forfeitures	
Law stamps ; :
Probate fee's '...." ".	
Registry fees	
Assay ollice fees   	
Asylum for the insane —	
Priming ollice receipts	
Sale of government, property 	
Jteiiiibursenieiits in aid :..	
Interest... 	
Interest, on sinking funds	
"Chinese Restriction Act. 1&S4"	
Sale of Consolidated Statutes	
Succession duty	
Withdrawal from sinking fund of loans 1S77 and
1SS7 •
Miscellaneous receipts  —	
Total revenue.
1891-05.
29.151
:«.o..o
■8IJ.SKIS
100,100
150.000
10.I.OO
10.000
200
- 100
50.(100
:.o,i.,.o
25,'OCO
35.01.0
4,000
OO.IiOO
105.000
50,000
S. 500
17,500
■ :.oo
.loO
8,000
. l'SI-0.
.-..OnO
50,000
1;.0
2,510
O.COl)
1.510
K.OCO
8.000
12.000
30,000
150
(i.l)OO
1:10.000
10.000
.81.178.13!)
Preparing for the Change,
It is not likely that sleighing will last
longer than another - month on the road
leading from Kaslo to the mines in Slocan
district, and mine owners are already
making-preparations for the change, by
cutting down their working forces. Most
of the ore that can be shipped within the
next month is already either sacked or iu
sight, and, generally, the force employed
from this time on will be engaged in doing
dead work. The mine owners argue that
by the time shipments can be made by
rail, the price of silver will be either so
low that .shipments cannot be made at a
profit or much higher than the present
price. The present price would leave a
fair margin of profit to the mine owners
were they in a position to market the entire product of their niiues; but as. the
percentage of shipping ore produced from
any of the mines is relatively small as
compared with that which cannot be
shipped until concentrated, mining is now
carried on to a disadvantage in Slocan
district, (ieorge \V. Hughes has now over
200 tons of ore in his warehouse at Ivaslo,
some of it being held to await a rise iu
the price of silver. The ore is from the
Noble Five. .Mountain Chief, Iteco, tind
Alamo.	
An Old-Time Log Cabin.
At Crawford creek, about- a mile and a
half from the head of Crawford's bay, on
the east side of Kootenay lake, is an old-
time log cabin which has been abandoned
these many years. The cabin i.s in a fair
state of preservation,Only one of the roof
logs giving way to the vandal hand of
time, thus-letting fall a part of the bark
roof. The building is constructed of split
cedar, has an open fire-place in one end, a
bed in one corner, tables and stools .scattered about, and home-made wooden
utensils for housekeeping. The occupant
w.'ts evidently a 11 expert with the axe,
but there is no evidence that he or they
had a. saw: augur-holes in the walls and
wooden doer hinges show two sizes of this
useful tool were at hand. The only mark
left by this pioneer is in strong pencil
marks on one of the logs within the cabin.
The legend reads ••December 2")th. 1871."
Trapping was evidently the vocation of
the solitary sojourner, as the remains of
old traps are found tipand down the creek
from the habitation.
A Timely Suggestion.
Tu Tin-: KiHTim ui-Tin: Tiiiiii'.N'K: 1 write lo suggo-t
to your nolice the advisability of holding meetings at all
the towns mid camps of West ICooteiiay to inovcavole
of I hanks to flic lion, colonel Raker for his excellent
speech in favor of bi-metiillisiii, and lo sign a memorial
in favor of bi-iiielalli.-m to be forwarded by colonel
Raker to tin,- proper authorities in Oltawa and Loudon.
A step of this kind will show the outside world that we
are alive to llie importance of holding up the value of
the white metal.    Yours truly.     K. C. CA RI'KNTKR.
Three Forks, February 151 h, 1K.H.
KASLO   WILt   SEND   DELEGATES.
A   Rousing   Public   Meeting at  Which  Party
L.H3S Were Defined.
A public meeting meeting called to declare for or against the convention plan
to nominate a candidate for  tlie .legislature was held at Ktislo on  Monday night.
It was addressed by (J. 0. Buchanan. J. j_.
Itetalhick,   Williiim Maillie,  .John Keene.
R. K. Green, Augustus Carney, and John
Houston.     Mr.   Buchanan attempted  to
show that the basis of representation in
the   proposed   convention  was unfair to
Kaslo. and that if voting strength was to
be  taken  into account,  Kaslo   would be
fairly entitled to fifteen of the thirty-one
delegates.   He also said he  was not opposed to the convention plan, but thought
it unworkable in this district.    Mr. Ketal-
lack said he was a "Canadian boy," and
entitled to as much consideration as any
other Canadian-born British subject.    He
opposed sending delegates to the convention.    Mr. Baillie was vehement in his de-
nuncicition of any legislation  that would
allow soulless corporations like the Canadian Pacific, to parallel at will little railways like the oiie of which he i.s secretary.
He   also   opposed    the convention.    Ml1.
Keene opposed the convention,   and said
that   the   district had better  be   represented by a good live.  Englishman  than
by   a  North  'American   Chinaman.   Mr.
Green  favored' the   convention,   and resented what he called Mr. Keene's insult
to Canadians.    Mr. Carney  was.-eloquent
and personal.    Mr.  Houston  is the editor
of Tiik Trihun*-'-, and  what he said had
best be told in The  Miner,  whose report
will, no doubt,  be  truthful.   There was
considerable enthusiasm aud all the speakers were generously applauded.    The only
person ''.interrupting  was called down by
Archie Fletcher, who told him to shut up,
as he always had too much to say at the
wrong  time.    A resolution  to  the effect
that Kaslo woiild attend the convention
provided it was accorded larger represen-
tion was defeated by an amendment that
Kaslo remain  neutral.   The vote was in
about the ratio of (it) to 100—the 100 standing on the neutral side of the hall and the
.00 standing on the convention  side.   On
adjournment, those favoring the conven-
vention held another meeting, and passed
the    original    resolution    unanimously.
George T. Kane, mayor of Kaslo, presided
at   the   first   meeting, and  John  G.  Mc-
Guigan, of the _Noble Five mine, presided
at the second.    Before adjourning those
at the second meeting adopted the follow:
"iiig resolution: '
Resolved, that an adjourned meeting of the provincial
electors within the city of Kaslo he held in Slahoney's
ball on Monday next, the 2(itb instant at S 1*. M. To this
meeting are invited all those Canadians, whether by birth
or adoption, who favor the cultivation and promotion of
a Canadian national sentiment., and believe that Canadians should, by united action, assume that position in
the councils of Hritish Columbia to which they are entitled by their position, their intelligence, and their numbers in the province.
From the above resolution, it will be
seen that the'Canadians of Ivaslo are
going to take a hand in tlie coming election. -
THE   VOTER'S   LIST.
A Court will be Held, at Which it Will be
Thoroughly Revised.
The Redistribution bill contains provisions by which the voters' list of West
Kootenay will be thoroughly revised, to
the end that the voters can be credited to
the ridings in which they will vote. The
court of revision should be held early in
May, as by that time nearly all names will
have been posted the sixty days required
by the Registration Act. The lists for
the entire district now contains over l.'JOO
names, and is so large that that there is
not enough nonpariel type in the two
printing offices at Xelson to set it up.
Tiik Trirc.vio will therefore print each
w*eek the names added during the week.
The following were added this week:
McDonald, Hugh, miner, Walsnii
O'ltrieu. Harney, ranchman, Trail Creek
Thompson, William l>., miner, N'elson
Noonan. Patrick, miner. Nelson
Mason. Thomas, miner, N'elson
Hums, M chad, miner. N'elson
Long, Kooert.l., tii-cmuu. Konteiiay River
lluscroft. William K.. ranchman, kootenay River
Arrowsinith, .lohn, ranchman, (.lout River
.lell'crsoii, Albert, ranchman, (.oat River
Kalb, Alfred F„ ranchman Konteiiay River
Little, Fred (!.. ranchman, (.'nut River
I'rall, Fred, ranchman, Kootenay River
Anderson, Joseph, ranchman. Kootenay River
How, John W., ranchman, (foal River*
Kngli-b, Thomas.'ranchman, (liial River
Sioan, William P., ranchman, Kootenay Kiver
Plait, (ieorge. inlneivMaryvillc
Marsh, (ieorge C. fanner. Revelstoke
Watson. John A., miner. Watson
Oiiurrv, John M.. miner. Three Forks
Nicholson, Charles, laborer. Three Forks
Davidson, William, minor. Three Forks
Wilson, John, ranchman, Jiohsnu
Thomas. (Icoi'ifc, ralroad agenl, Robson
Sicotte, Noel, farmer. Robson
Levass.-ur, (ieorge, cook. Robson
(iirard. Joseph, laborer, Robson
.McUride, Jerry, farm band, Uoli.-on
Williams, Thomas, miner. Nelson
Median. Martin, miner, Nelson
Spencer, Silas, miller, N'elson
Ho'.ven, C, botelkeeper, Three Forks
(Jill. John, hotelkeepcr, New Denver
Ciimmings, John, clerk, Nakusp
Rasbdall, Charles s„ conveyancer. New Denver
Midland, Joseph, miner, Trail
McLcod, M. D., miner. Trail
Rohillard, .leremie, miner, Watson
Iteilli, John, miiier, Waneta
Itobb, William (!., miner, Watson
McArthiir, Kdward S„ contractor, Waneta
Shannon, John, baker. Fori. Sheppard
Adie, Frederick, hotelkeepcr. Fort Sheppard
Donnelly, Jalues, ranchman, Salmon River
Newton" William M., notary public, Fort Sheppard
Hourke, James, miner. Salmon River
.liiiniesoii, Neil, laborer. Fort Sin:ppaid
RK(;l.STRATI()N OF VOTKR.S.
;*). Forthwith on the passage of this act
the register of voters for the electoral districts its existing before the passage of
this act shall be closed, and the lieulen-
ant-governor-in-couni'il shall appoint it
person to be collector I'or each electoral
district as hereinbefore created and defined, and it shall be the duty of the new
collectors to be appointed under this act,
in addition to the duties laid down' in the
" Provincial Voter's Act," or otherwise required to be performed by law, to make
up new registers of voters I'or the several
districts for which they shall be so appointed.
7.    The closed registers, and other books
and papers as aforesaid,  for the  former
districts of Lillooet,  Yale, Westminster,
Victoria,   the   Islands,   West   Kootenay.
and Nanaimo -shall  be deli vored to or retained  by such collectors as may be appointed   by, the   lieutenant-governor   in
council, who shall be designated "distributing collectors,  that is to say:   One in
the town of Clinton; one in the town of
Kamloops; one in tlie town of Centreville;
one  in either  North  or South   Victoria;
one in Nelson; and one in either North or
South Nanaimo, and it shall-be the duty
of each distributing collector, in conjunction with the collector or collectors of the
new divisions of or extensions of the former district in which he  is distributing
collector, to scrutinize the closed register
applicable to the particular district, and
iu the first place to drop therefrom the
names'of all   those   persons  whom   they
cannot 'find   to  be  resident   within   the
limits   to   whicli   the closed   register   is
applied,   and any   one  who  appears   to
be    resident    in   any   other   district  in
the   province  shall   be   notified   by   the
distributing   collector   to   the   collector
of   voters   in the  newly  constituted district where  tlie voter  resides,   and the.
collector of voters in the such  last-mentioned district, if satisfied that such voter
is entitled to be enrolled in such district,
slut 11  place  his name upon  the  register.
The  remaining names shall then be distributed by transferring the name of each
voter  to  the register of   voters  for  the
newly constituted district in which he resides.   The collectors shall deal similarly
with all applications to-be-placed upon
the  register of voters  which shall  have
been received before the coming into force
of this act from any person entitled to be
registered as a voter, who shall not have
been entered upon the register.
FLATTERING   OFFERS.
Titled Englishmen Willing to Take American
Wives if They are Heiresses.
Miss Elizabeth Banks, the American
girl-reporter, who advertised in the English papers for social sponsors who. for a
consideration, would launch her in English society, litis been making further
revelations in the St. James's Gazette,
..from which the following js taken: "Although I had intended tluit my advertisement should .-appeal to lady chaperons
only. I received some rather fiattering
offers from members of the,opposite sex.
One of the most interesting of the letters
was as follows:
Possibly you may desire to enter London society with
the idea of what is called "settling" yourself. You may
be more or less altn ; in Kngland, and. perhaps, you like
this country, its society, and customs. You would possibly desire to marry .111 Englishman of high social position,
who could place you in a certain circle where you would
lead others. I tun a man who holds a lirst-rate position.
I am a country gentleman, have'a line place, house, and
estate, have been an ollleer iua distinguished regiment,
and know many people of position and rank. I am just
at present in London, and if you think it would bo worth
your trouble to at least talk the matter over, I would
treat you with all honor and respect. This would, of
course", include silence. On the other hand, it would be
an absolute necessity that you should be a lady of considerable fortune, and when I mention this, 1 trusl that
you will not judge me until you know my reasons for
thus putting it. Whatever fortune you have would be
always your own. If you think well of what I have
written you, I would be most happy to meet vou at whatever time you may appoint, at your own residence or elsewhere. Then judge meand see what manner of man I am.
"This communication bore the stamp of
a well-known West End club. Having a
desire to follow up the matter, I. made an
appointment i'or the gentleman to'call.
On the afternoon 'appointed I awaited
him in the drawing room of the hotel. At
four o'clock in the afternoon my suitor
made his appearance. Me was a fine looking, aristocratic man of middle age. His
manners were refined and elegant, and I
could not help thinking that I was dealing
with neither ti fool nor a knave, but with
a thorough English gentleman. We had
half an hour's chat, in which my social aspirations were discussed in the most business-like manner. 1 did not give my real
name, neither did my companion tell me
his own. He informed mo that he was a
widower of excellent position, but was
somewhat financially embarrassed. He
wished to marry a lady of wealth, and
for the use of her money he was willing to
give her his name and a good social position. Afterward I made some investigations in regard to the man; and to my
surprise it turned out that he was exactly
what he represented himself to be a
country gentleman of titled family, who
was anxious to recuperate his decaying
fortunes by marrying an heiress ■--an
American girl preferred."
Separate the Olllces.
The conditions that prevailed in British
Columbia during the early colonial days
are unlike the conditions that prevail in
the province today, and a system that
worked well then amy not work well now.
Then the gold commissioner and government agent was of necessity a stipendiary
magistrate: now the gold commissioner
and government agent should be freed
from such judicial power its is vested in
the stipendiary magistrate; for as stipendiary magistrate, the gold commissioner and government agent is often
called on to pass judicially on official acts
as gold commissioner and government
agent: much the same as if an associate
justice of tho supreme court was allowed
to sit its a court of last resort to alone determine the validity of his own decisions.
The stipendiary magistrate of a (list 1 ict
like West Kootenay should not act in any
other ollieial capacity, and more particti-
l'trly should not act as gold commissioner
and government agent.
CONCENTRATORS  MUST BE BUILT.
SLOGAN' MINE-OWNERS   ARE   WORKING
AT   A   GREAT   DISADVANTAGE.
For Every Ton of Shipping Ore Mined,- a
Dozen Tons Concentrating Ore is Exposed
or Handled—-The First Concentrator will
Probably be Erected by the Owners of the
Northern Belle.
Although during the year 1893 the Slocan mining district produced and shipped
to outside smelters a grand total of nearly
-lOW.  tons   of   high-grade silver-lead ore,
this does not nearly represent the quantities that have been mined and are on the
dumps,  not to mention the reserves left
in  stupes above the  tunnels and   levels.
The depreciation in the price of the metals   has   greatly  curtailed the shipment
from many mines, and several which did
not ship in 1893 have already begun this
year.    With one or two lines of railway
into the district, under present conditions
the output would be simply astonishing.
Yet the real and enormous production of
Slocan ore will only begin   when  concentrating  works are  in   operation   at  the*
many different mines.   Take for example
the Slocan Star.  Present developments on
the lower tunnel  level show a   body of
concentrating ore 50 feet in width.    This '
vein could be tapped by crosscut tunnels,
driven in slightly above the level of Sandon creek, ata depth of probably 1000 feet.
The company own four claims  in length,
or _ 0000 feet.    With levels  run along-the
vein from the depth spoken of, .and if the
ore chutes or chimneys encountered were
one-half as extensive as the one now being
worked,   the  Bunker   Hill   and  Sullivan
mine of the Coeur d'Alenes would be nowhere in comparison.   At least eight tons
of crude ore from the Bunker Hill and Sullivan are reduced to one ton of concentrates,  the   value of   which  i.s about 30
ounces silver and 00 per cent lead.   The
superintendent of the Slocan Star is authority for the statement that the dumps
of that mine will sample 00 ounces silver
and 70 per cent lead as a shipping product.
On  no .greater .mining  proposition' than
the Slocan Star,  with the developments
made as spoken of, and -with concentrating works as extensive as the Bunker Hill
and  Sullivan, there could  be shipped at
..least i.00, tons'.per. day. .while'the Bunker
Hill and Sullivanbnly produceswhen working from 100 to lo0 tons.   With concentrating machinery on the Slocan Star, Noble '
Five, Freddy Lee, Mountain Chief. Idaho,
Washington, and a number of others, the
out put would be surprising.
The Northern Belle will probably be the
first Slocan mine to have a concentrator,
as Dv. E. C. Kilbourne, the president of
the company, will scon be in Chicago
completing arrangements for one, tlie
capacity of which "we are not informed.
With concentrating works the labor of
assorting ore by hand i.s entirely done
away with. Cei.eially, the entire width
of the vein i.s mined regardless of quality.
The entire mass is run through the crusher,
from "which it is conveyed to the rolls,
trammels, jigs, tables,'or other appliances
for mechanically separating the valuable
from the worthless according to the different degrees of fineness to which the rock
inust be crushed so tis to -separate the
metal-bearing portion from the waste.
Separating" ore by machinery is much
cheaper than by hand: for instance, it
lias been demonstrated in the Ciettr
iiI'Alene region that the 'average cost per
ton of crude ore with a oO-ton mill was 08
cents; witha 120-ton mill-10cents, and with
a 200-ton mill 24 cents, steam being used
as a motive. In Slocan all works could be
run by water. When one takes intoconsid-
eration the possible output of the Slocan
for the future, there is little cause for
wonder why railway companies are trying
to reach the district despite financial depression.
The introduction of concentrators into
Slocan will mark the true era of activil.y
in that section. Many more men will be
employed. Mines will be worked that arc
not profitable under existing conditions,
and the immense saving will add materially to the mine owner's profits.
Wanted His Name Changed.
Iii the early days in California, a young
(■'erman. .lohn C. Almondingcr. wishing
to Ainerieani/.c himself as much as .possible, applied to the legislature and had.
his name changed to John (!. Almond. A
few (lavs later, a man named John Smith
applied to the same legislature, and. after
reciting a long catalogue of the ills to
which he was subject owing to bis unfortunately common mime, he said in conclusion: "And whereas I have noticed
that you have curtailed the name of J. (I.
Almoiidinger to J. G. Almond, and have
not disposed of the "inger.' which seems
to be lying around loose, I respectfully request that the same may be added to my
name." The result of this appeal is not
stated.	
Waiting for Returns.
The crosscut tunnel on the Victoria, a
claim located some twelve miles west ot
Nelson on the north side of Kootenay
river, is in (50 feet. The grade of the
ore i.s changing for the better, and if satisfactory assay returns are received from
samples sunt to Denver. Salt Lake, and
Sudbtirv, a carload will be shipped
in the spring. The character of the ore
is said to be sulphides of iron and copper,
and assnvsmade by Bucko of Kaslo gave
IK ounces silver,-I 7-10 per cent nickel. 1.)
per cent copper, and 21 per cent iron.
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._*li_iM?__M_j__!i-?_ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY  U,  1894  PUBLISHERS'  THE TRIBUNE  NOTICE.  SaLurdays.  is published on SaLurdays. by John  I-IOOSTOX & Co.. and will Oe mailed lo subscribers  on pavment of Oxi. Doi.l-.wt a year. No subsc.i-ipl.ion  taken" tor less than a year.  ��� .  REGULAR ADVKRTISI'.MKNITS printed at the following rates: One ini-li, ���?.''<> a .vein1: two inches,  SUO a year: three inches SSI a year: four inches  Si)(j a year; live inelies, ��10,5 a year: six melius and  over, at the rate of SI.30 an ineh per month. .  TRANSIENT ADVFRTISICM KXTri �����) cents a line for  first insertion anil 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion,   l.irth.  marriage, aiid  death  nonces Iree.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER XOTICIw 2.; cents a  line each insertion. ,      ���  _  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All account1, for job  printing and advertising payable on llie ln-sL el  evcrv month: subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  'I'HE TIM HUM'.. Nelson. B.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  M.R. ���Physician and  Surgeon.  I.OOII1S  DLaHAU.  M.R.-Physician    .  ���   and  1  Houston  block.  Nelson.    I elephono  I  R    HARRISON,  H. A.���I'ni-risler and  Attorney al  ���    Law (of the province of New Hrim-wick), Convo.v-  aneer, Nolarv Public. Commissioner fur taking A lliiln vils  for use in the Courts of llrilisli Columbia, cH-.   Ollii-os-  AVard street, between linker and Venion, Nelson, I'.C  SATURDAY MORNING.  .FEHUUAltV JI. IS!)I  SOUTH   KOOTENAY   CONVENTION.  The electors of the south riding of West Kootenay electoral district who favor nominaling a candidate for member ot tho legislative assembly, at the next general election, arc requested to elect delegates to a nominaling  convention, to be held at Xelson, on Saturday, A prill V2lh,  1S9I, at 2 o'clock p.m., the primary election for the election of delegates to be held on Saturday, March JIUi. 1891.  between the hours of 2 and :~> o'clock p. tu. Citizens whose  names are on the voter.-,' list alone to be allowed lo vote  for delegates.   Representation in the convention to lie as  Precinct or        Number of  voting place.       delegates.  Waneta   I  Toad Mountain   1  Nelson ���.  5  Balfour  1  Pilot. Hay  1  Rykert's Custom House.. 1  Ainswortli    8  Delegates-elect, if unable to attend the convention,  shall have tho privilege of transferring their credentials  to parties who can attend. Delegates'credentials must  bo signed by the two judgesand the clerk of the priinary  cleelion, the judges and clerk to be chosen by the voters  present ut their respective polling places iinniediiilely  prior to the hour of opening the polls. Delegates must  be registered voters.  THE   BONDING   PRIVILEGE.  follows:  Precinct or  Number of  voting place.  delegates.  Robson      1  Trail   .'i  Kaslo    7  "Watson      1  Three Forks   .  ..  Now Denver..    'A  Silverton       1  Tlie New York Sun of  the ;"ith   inst.int  contains a 2-colunin  editorial urging  the  United   States   to   abolish   the   bonding  privilege, which it designates as a fraud  against the railways of the United States.  Whilst The Trihunic is not in possession  of statistics to disprove The Sun's statements,   yet the  statements   can   be disproved  in a   general  way,   for they are  glaringly at variance with  the conditions  that prevail-  That the bonding system works to the  advantage of the   Canadian Pacific and  Grand Trunk railways cannot well be clis-  7>uted; but at the same time  it does  not  work ' to the disadvantage of merchants  on   the   Pacific coast   and   the Atlantic  coast, or to the farmers  of  the western  states,   for   it   gives   them    competitive  freight   routes,   which   they   would   not  have were the bonding privilege abolished;  and any system that works to the benefit  of''tiie.. farmers  and   merchants   of   the  United States cannot well be called a bad  one, even if it does hurt the pockets  of  the   foreign money lenders  who  own  75  per cent of the  bonded   indebtedness  of  the railways in the United States that are  the direct competitors of the two Canadian railways.  That the Canadian Pacific and Grand  Trunk railways divert $20,000,000. a year  from the United. States railways is unlikely, for the total receipts of the Cana-���  dian railways from bonded freight was  less than $0,000,000 in I8!��, and the greater  part of that sum could in no way affect  the earning of the transcontinental roads  whose stock is selling below 20 on the  New York Stock Exchange, and whose  operative forces are now being directed  by receivers instead of by company, officials.  To begin, the building of the Canadian  Pacific was no more'a political  necessity  to save the Confederation than the building of tlie   Union-Central   Pacific was  a  political necessity to save the Union; the  promised   building   of   the   one  brought  British Columbia into the Confederation,  and the legislation regarding the building  of the other had much to do.   probably,  with   keeping  California   in   the   Union.  That  the Canadian   Pacific   has  received  liberal aid from the Dominion of Canada.,  iu the way of hind grants  and cash  subsidies,   cannot  be   denied: nor can   it be.  denied that the management of that road  has a strong "pull" with the present Canadian government���many Canadians think  too strong ti "pull."    Jhit the aid granted  the Canadian Pacilic was no more liberal  than  the  aid granted  the  Union-Central  Pacific, tind al one time the Union-Central  Pacific "pull" was as powerful at  Washington as Avas ever the Canadian   Pacific  "pull" at Ottawa, i'or if it had not been so  the Credit Mobilierscandal would not have  smirched so many members of Congress.  That the Canadian  Pacific is a military  highway for Kngland���- in times when that  country   i.s   at   peace    with    the   United  States���is true.    But once war is declared  between the two countries, how long could  it be maintained as a military highway?  Just about tis long, to use a Western -expression,   as   "it takes   hell   to  scorch   a  feather."    Hundreds of miles of the Canadian .Pacific are within   easy striking distance   from  points in   Minnesota,   North  Dakota, Montana, and Washington; tind,  iinywuy,   5,000,000   Canadians   could   not  long withstand  the assaults .of- 00.000,000  aggressive ������Yankees.''  The statement chat the Canadian Pacific is the most arrogant anti-American  corporation upon this continent is untrue,  for no other railway system on the continent litis a less number of foreign-born men  in its employ, and no other railway has  done so much to build up manufacturing  plants that tend lo make America independent of foreign countries. The statement  that the Canadian roads do not build railways iu the United States is also a fallacious one. The Grand Trunk has built  hundredsol" miles of road in Michigan and  Indiana, tind in the Sew Kngland states,  and the Canadian Pacific, litis built and is  operating over a thousand miles of rot id  in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, aud  North Dakota, to say nothing of its mileage in Maine.  That the Canadian Pacific is not in the  bad financial condition of the subsidi/.ed  transcontinental railways in the United  States i.s not because of its receipts from  bonded freight, but because it i.s managed  cm business principles and for the benefit  of its stockholders. That the subsidi/.ed  transcontinental railways in the United  States are in the hands of receivers is  largely due to their being managed by  men who saddled upon them branch lines  tit many times thcirttctual cost, but more  boi._ut.se of t.he unsettled condition of business and industrial enterprises in the  states through "which they run, a- condition brought about by the shameless war  made on silver tind the senseless agitation  of the tariff question by the political party  of which The Sun is a shining light.  The contention that the Northern Pacific and the Union Pacific could have  easily met till their obligations and  avoided all proceedings in bankruptcy  had they had the earnings which the  Canadian Pacific has been permitted to  divert from them during the past four  years, is all bosh. Why is it that- the  Groat Northern railway, which parallels  the Northern Pacific for its entire length  front Lake Superior to Puget Sound, is not  in the hands of a receiver? The Great  Northern is not a subsidi/.ed road, yet its  preferred stock* was quoted in New York  on the 5th tit 102, while the preferred  stock of the Northern Pacific is. quoted at.  17.!. If the Northern Pacific suffers from  having its legitimate traffic diverted by  the bonding privilege, must not the Great  Northern also be a sufferer? The reason  that Great Northern stock is above par is  because its managers tire business men,  and not builders of branch railways which  are unloaded on the company they are  said to manage.  The political side of The Sun article is  one that it is useless to discuss, for the  simple reason, that the issue raised is not  a live one at present.  United States should now promptly exercise till lawful powers to protect and defend our. own transcontinental lines  against this Canadiitn competition.  The amended Hailway Act of. Canada  contains the following clause (Act of ISS8,  clause 220). which was intended to meet  the demand, of the granger element of  Cit uadii for government supervision of  railway freight charges without in the  slightest degree embarrassing Canadian  railways in cutting rates to secure American traflic:  "..iii. The company, in lixing or i-cguliil ing the tolls (o  be demanded and taken for lhc transportation of goods,  shall, except, in respect to through trallic, or trallic lo  and from (he I'nited Stales, adopt and conform to any  uniform classification of freight whicli the governor iii  council, on the report, of the minister, from time to lime  prescribes."  It will be observed that, under this  clause, while attempting to protect Canadian citizens front unjust discrimination  by <i railway between points in the Dominion, the Canadiitn governnientdiroctly  authorizes the railways of Canada to  make such discrimination as they choose,  in order to secure '"through traffic, or  traffic to aud from the United States."  Clause 232 of the same act is as follows:  "�����12. No company, in lixing any toll or rale, shall,  under like conditions and circumstances, make any unjust or partial discrimination between dill'erent localities:  but no discrimination between localities, which by  reason of competition by water or railways it, is necessary  Lo make to secure trallic. shall be deemed to be unjust or  partial." ;  In IS..0. before the Canadian Pacific had  proper facilities for transcontinental  traffic, it demanded $500,()()0of the American Transcontinental Traffic Association  for withdrawing front the traffic of tlie  single city of Sa.n Francisco for one year.  While it could not carry the traffic offered  to it, it could make a. rate that would destroy the value of the business toour.own  railways, and therefore that sum was  paid to it. It was nothing more or less  thau blackmail. A bondingsystem which  makes it possible for a. foreign railway  corporation to rob American railway  companies, is li gross injustice to American interests tind should be at once abolished. Such a system cannot be defended.  It is not only anti-American in spirit, but  seriously destructive of American investments in railways. It is a. direct contribution forced from our railways to aid in  building up British power upon this continent. The destructive effect of this  clearly anti-American policy is plainly  indicated by the value of the stocks of our  transcontinental lines as compared with  the stock of the Canadian Pacific railway.  The latest quotations upon the New York  Stock Exchange of the stock of the Canadian Pacific Eailway is 71A, while that of  our own transcontinental systems is as  follows:  Ho! for the White Grouse Mountain Mines!  The Rich Copper-Silver Mines on Grouse Mountain are easily reached from  the new townsite on the east side of Kootenay Lake, and which is distant about sixteen  miles from the mines. There is bound to be a rush to the mines on White Grouse Mountain in the spring, and DAVIE is sure to be a town of importance, as well as supplies for, and  ore from the mines must pass through it.   For prices of lots apply to  DAVID BLACK, Pilot Bay;  fPAWn   (lvar\+   Tiila george no well, victoria ;  Ol ii W II    Ui ail l    11 LIU. or JOHN HOUSTON & CO, Nelson.  Northern Pacific .  Union Pacilic"..'..  Central Pacific.v..  Missouri.-.Pacific .,  .Southern Pacilic..  ..... 4 A  .....tsi;  .....IL"..  .....24"  ......23..  Atchison,     To.peka.    &  Santa Fo....'.   llj  Denver & Rio Grande . . .HU  Texas I 'acilic  Sf  Abolish the Bonding- Fraud.  Our great railway corporations one  ���after another arc passing' into the hands  of receivers. It is to be feared that some  of our transcontinental systems will be  broken up and their efficiency very much  lessened before the financial' condition of  the country is restored to its normal prosperity. Other of the'transcontinental  lines would no doubt be forced into bankruptcy but for the courage and financial  ability of their leading officers, who have  personally advanced" the funds required  to meet maturing obligations. Under  these conditions a continuance of the  'present bonding system as applied".to  Canadian railways is a gross injustice to  our own lines, and should be abolished  without delay, root and branch.  Canadian railways ��� under' the present  system divert at least $20,000,000 of earnings annually which legitimately belong  to our own roads, while they have not  contributed one dollar to create, promote,  or protect railway traffic iu this country.  Tliey have sipmly diverted traffic created  by our own lines. In this policy they  have been aided and financially assisted  by the government of Canada, as well as  by the imperial British government.  'To aid the Crand Trunk Railway Company to construct a line from Port Huron  direct to Chicago for the express purpose  of diverting American traffic to Montreal,  the government of Canada paid it $1,..(...,-  000 for its line from Quebec, to Kiviere dii  l.oup, which had always been operated at  it serious loss. The purchase of this line  by the government was made conditional  upon the expenditure or the purchase  money to construct the Chicago A: Grand  Trunk. The government of Canada also  gave the Grand Trunk Hailway Company  a cash bonus of $.'.7;"..000 to enable it to  raise the capital to construct the tunnel  under the   Detroit 'river .at   Port Huron,  1 hilt it might be better able to compete  for American frjillicagainst otirown lines.  Hut for th(! American trallic tluit was  diverted to the Grand Trunk railway by  its Chicago connection, it would long si go  Jiii ve gone into bankruptcy.  The construct ion of the Canadian Pacific  was   a   deliberately   planned   scheme  to  (Idled. American traffic to Canadian ports.  Not a single promoter of   the  Canadian  Pacific railway was simple enough to expect that it could even earn operating expenses,   if   confined    to  Canadian  traffic.  The charier of the Canadian   Pacific  and  the   subsequent    railway    legislation   of  Canada    were   deliberately   intended    to  secure for   il   a   monopoly   of   Canadian  Ira flic for many years, and at the same  time leave il   i'vee to prey upon American  business.     The   general  Hailway  Act of  Canada was expressly amended to permit  I he Canadian   Pacilic Hailway  Company  to   make  discriniinal ing charges  against  Canadian shippers, whenever this  might  bo necessary iu order to divert American  traffic to its lines.   This policy of I he government of Canada, not only justifies, but  requires   that   the    government   of   the  Why should the government of the  United States maintain a.'"policy so antagonistic to Anierican railway investtnehts?  The effect is to ;destroy the efficiency of  American roads to serve the Anierican  public, and to prevent capitalists from  constructing additional lines.  The stock of the Canadian. Pacific railway, would not be worth one dollar if the  privilege was denied to it of preying upon  American traffic, which it has done nothing to promote. It is paying to its shareholders money as dividends which justly  belongs to shareholders of our own transcontinental companies, and is thereby  driving our own lines into bankruptcy.  It is greatly injuring the credit of American railway securities in European markets. It has received from the governments of Canada and Great Britain subsidies in various forms to the value of  $150,000,000.  The Canadian Pacific railway was a  political necessity to save the Confederation from dissolution; and now the bankruptcy of that concern would force a collapse of the Dominion.  It is also a military highway for England to her colonies in the Pacific, whicli  by our bonding system we are financially  aiding her to maintain or rather compelling our own railways to maintain. It is  iilso a highway between British fortifications at Kali fax*, Quebec, and Esquiinalt,  till of which are connected by cable with  the imperial war ollice. And still again it  is a military highway for England along  our entire northern frontier.  The Canadian Pacific railway was built  to strengthen and prolong British power  upon  this continent, and also to aid England in securing as  much  as possible of  the traflic. between the Pacific ocean and  Europe.     Our   betiding   system  directly  aids her at the expense of ourown people.  The Canadian Pacific Railway Company  is the most arrogant anti-American corporation upon this continent.    It is about  to apply to the parliament of Canada,  for  it guarantee upon $1:1,000,000 of its bonds,  to enable it to continue its warfare  upon  Anierican railroads; and as ifc contribute.*  largely to the corruption fund of the Tory  party, and   its   support   is   an   absolute  necessity to tho continuance in power of  the present government of Canada, while  its   bankruptcy   would  seriously  cripple  British power upon this continent, its demand for help will   no doubt be granted.  By continuing the bonding system we are  practically  aiding    the   government   of  Canada   and   Great-Britain   to   destroy  America.!) investments in transcontinental  railways.  We very wisely and properly secure to  American vessels freedom from competition from foreign vessels in our coasting  trade upon the sea and the hikes. We do  not permit a foreign vessel to carry a cargo from one American port to another,  its. for example, from New York or Boston  to San I'Vaneiscn. or from Chicago to  Buffalo. But by our bonding system we  specially authorize Canadian railways to  do what our laws prevent foreign vessels  from doing.  We tie the hands of our railway managers with the Inter-State Commerce law,  which  forbids them to make dircriniinat-  ing charges against any class of Anierican  shippers; and  then  we permit Canadian  lines,  whicli  are specially a.uthori/.ed  by  the parliament of Canada to discriminate  against Canadian shippers, to prey upon  the  legitimate traflic of our own   roads.  I lad the Northern Pacific and  Union  Pacific had the earnings which the Canadian  Pacific   railway   has   been   nerinitted   to  divert from  them  during  the past  four  years,   they   could   have   easily met   all  their obligations and avoided till proceedings in bankruptcy.  The fact that the Canadian government  denies to American fishermen the privilege of landing a. cargo of fish at a Canadian port, and shipping it in bond over  Canadian railways to the United States,  would justify the immediate and unconditional abolition of the present bonding  system. Simple justice to American railway credit aud investments demands it.  The abolition of this anti-American system is not a question of partisan politics;  far from it. It involves the earning power  and credit of 100,000 miles of American  railways, costing not less than $0,000,000,-  000. It destroys the confidence of capitalists in American railway securities. It  retards railway construction in this country. It delays the development of the resources of our trans-Mississippi states. Its  abolition would compel the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to abandon its  anti-American policy, and exert its power  and influence to consummate continental  union. It would largely increase the exodus from Canada to the United States.  We should, no doubt, secure several hundred thousand most desirable citizens  from Canada more than we shall obtain if  the present policy is continued. It would  cause the collapse of the monarchical  party in Canada, and hasten very -much  the solution of our future relation to the  northern half of the continent. It would  open'the .eyes of the Canadian people to  see how inextricably they are bound to  the United States, .geographically and  commercially; and how- absolutely their  -prosperity is dependent upon free intercourse with us.  The Tory government of Canada has  antagonized American interests whenever  an opportunity was offered. It has no  claims upon us to justify a continuance of  the bonding system. YVe are'well pleased  to learn thata determination to do justice  to Anierican railways pervades both  houses of congress, and that there is a  probability that a positive decision upon  this question will be formulated at an  early clay. Again we say, abolish the  bonding fraud!  Hotel for Sale.  (The estate of MoFaehren & Co. in liquidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK PRINCIPAL 1IOTKL IX TIIK CITY OK KASLO.  This house oeeupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished.  NKW DENVER LOTS���Lots !) and 10 (1(H) by 120 feet).  Block 4, in government p,irt of Xew Denver. Price  ��600; ��_!80 cash, balance to the government.  A 50-FOOT LOT on Vernon street. Xelson, on which  tliero is a one-story ollice building; Price, ��121)0; ��500  cash, balance in easy payments.  A 25U-ACRE RANCH, situated on the outlet, 12.miles  northeast of. Nelson. Ten acres cleared and 100 acres  more that can be; 10 acres in wild hay. Good story  and a half hewed-log house. Price, ��200C; half cash,  time on balance. Title crown grant. Call on or address  John Houston & CO., Nelson, B. C.  J.  EAT  JLl ���  arkets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver.same at any mine  or landing in   the   Kootenay Lake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  james Mcdonald & co.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Arrangements have been made by whicli the lots can  be sold with the house, 'the house has been running  eight months and has done a paying business, and which  by good management could be greatly improved. For  terms and particulars apply to  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Assignee.  Kaslo, II. C. December ISth. ISSU.  Hotel for Sale.  Parties wishing (o engage in the hotel business can do  'well'by writing to F. II. Harper, Summit. Hotel. Rear  Lake. Hritish Columbia. -The Summit Hotel can be  bought cheap for cash. The hotel is fully .equipped in  every, depart incut and is now doing a good business. Of  -the mines iu the-immediate vicinity, which are til the  ��� preset! t.'.inic em ploying a large force of men and shipping  a great quantity of ore daily, are the Washington, Dardanelles, and .Surprise. The Miner Roy and Lucky Jim  mines will shortly resume operations. The headquarters  of the freighters and packers are at Bear Lake. Hear  Lake is in the heart, of the Slocan country. The Kaslo &  Slocan railway will bo built, right through the town in  June. Price. ��1200, which includes lot, building, llxtures,  and stock.   A great bargain.  F. B. HARPER.  Rear Lake, Slocan district, I..C, January .'.1st, 1S94.  THE TOWNSITE OF EVANSPORT is situated  at the head of the northeast arm of Upper  Arrow Lake, and is but twelve miles distant from the famous Trout Lake Mining  District. Lots are now offered at prices  ranging" from $25 to $100. Apply to EVAN  JOHNSON, Evansport, via Revelstoke, or to  John Houston & Co., Nelson.  KOOTENAY LAKE  General Hospital, Nelson  The hospital of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital  Society is now caring for patients. The society will contract with mining companies and other large employers  of labor to care for their employees on the following  terms, namely. ��1 a month per man. Individuals can  make arrangements for care by paying the following  subscription.:: Six months. ��(!; twelve months, ��10. The  above includes nursing, board, and medical attendance.  For private patients the following rates will be charged :  private ward, ��15 a week; public ward, ��10 a week:  patients to pay for their medical attendance. .For further particular.: address either  FRANK FLETCHER, President,  or G KORCS K A. BIGELO W, Secretary. Nelson.  John M. Ki:.:ki_k. James W. Shale.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  I.KAVK    OHIJKKS    AT  J.  F. Hume   &   Co.'s.   Vernon   Stx'eet.   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  (Notary   Public)  MINING AND  REAL  ESTATE      =  BROKER,  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    l-I.I'l.t-SI.NTl.VC.    The Confederation Life Association,  ThoPluuiiix Fire Insurance Company,  The Provident Fund Accident Company;  ALSO,  The Sandy Croft Fouiuli-yCompaiiy, near Chester, Fug-  laud, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  Jowett Building, Victoria Street,  .-STELSOIN",   33. C.  LOTS FOR SALE  ADDITION  IN  cc  Jl\.  Adjoining the government townsite of N'elson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining? and  Real   Estate   Broker. Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent for Nelson and  West Kootenay District, or to  INNKS & RICHARDS, Vancouver. B. C.  C.&K.S.N.C0.  LI MIT ion.  WINTER   SCHEDULE  (KOOTFNAV  LA ICK)  .In cU'eet January Stli, 1801.  STEAMER  Leavks Ni-i-SON:  Mondays. 9  ��� a. m.  Wednesdays, 5:4(1 p. in.  Thursdays. ."i p. m.  Saturdays,    '��� 5:40 p. m.  "NELSON"  Lhavks ICasi.o:  Tuesdays. 'A a. in.  Thursdays, S a. ni.  Fridays, 'A a. in.  .Sundays,      8 a. in.  Passengers from Kaslo, to-make close connection with  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway for points south, should  take Steamer Nelson, leaving ICoslo tit A a. m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  The company reserves the right lo change this schedule  at any time without notice.  J. W. TROUP, Manager.  Spokane Falls & Northern Bail way,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A.M.  .NKLSON Arrive 5:40 P. M.  Carry complete lines of Furniture, as well us manufacture  eveey grade of Mattresses.  They also carry Pianos and  Organs.    Undertaking.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  Passengers and baggage  transferred to and   from the  railway depot and steamboat landing.   Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sale.  WTLLTAM Wrr.RON. PROPRTKTOR  Notice   of Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements���Rand Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, D. F. Strobeck, free miner's certilicate No. 4t!l_!l, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim. And further take notice that adverse claims must be sent to (he mining recorder at  Ainswortli and action coiiimenced before the issuance of  such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this I.ilh day of January, 1801.  D. F. STUOHKCIC.  Commencing January Sth, 1S0I, on Tuesdays and Fridays trains will run through to Spokane, arriving there  at"5:..0 P.M. same day. Returning will leave Spokane  at 7 A. M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at  Nelson al. 5:10 P. JI., making close connections with  steamer Nelson for all Kootenay lake points.  Official Administrator's Notice.  In the County Court, of Koolenay, holdeu at the east  crossing of the Columbia river.  In the mailer of IOliphalet W. Harris, deceased.  and  Tu the mailer of the OllleinI Administrator's Act.  Dated the ninth day of,lanuary, A. D. ISOI.  Upon reading the.-illidiivif of Arthur Patrick Cummins,  if is ordered that Arthur Patrick Cummins, ollieial administrator for the County Court I lislrictof Koolenay, bo  administrator of all and singular I he goods, chattels, and  credits of IOliphalet W. Harris, deceased. And that this  order be published iu the Nelson Tribune newspaper for  the period of thirty days.  (Signed 1 WILLIAM' WARD  SPINKS.  The creditors of ICliphalel \V. Harris, late of Nelson, in  the district of Kootenay, shoemaker, arc required within  sixty days of this date to send particulars of their claims  to me, after which time I shall proceed to distribute the  snid estate.  Dated at Donald, in the District of Kootenay, this 9t.li  January, 1S04. A.  P. CUMMINS.  Ollieial Administrator.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles-,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear Mr Mooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rales.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Affent.  The sitting of the county court of Kootenay, to be  holdeu at Nelson, has been postponed until Monday, the  aist day of May, A. D. 1S0I.  T. U. OIFFIN, Registrar.  Nelson, H. C, December llth, 181)3.  NOTICE.  We are making a change in our business on the 1st, of  March. All parlies indebted to us are requested to settle  wilh the undersigned hy cash or otherwise before the end  of February. After that date all old accounts will be  placed with our solicitor for collect ion.  JOHN A. TUItNFR,  Manager for J. Fred II nine & Co.  Nolxon, ]<'cbruiiry 5th, 1894.  Official Administrator's Notice.  In the County Court of Kootenay, hidden at the east  crossing of the Columbia river.  In the matter of Hougera Cliovani, deceased,  and  In the mailer of the Ollieial Administrator's Act.  Upon reading the alllilavifs of Arthur Patrick Cummins and John Miles, it is ordered that Arthur Patrick  Cummins, ollieial administrator for the County Court  District of Kootenay, shall be administrator of all and  singular the goods, chattels, and credits of Hougera.  .'iovnni, deceased. And that this order be published in  Hie Nelson Tribune newspaper during the period of  sixty days.  Dated, tliis.'.rd day of January, 1S0I.  [Signed] WILLIAM  WARD SPINKS.  The creditors of Hougera (iiovani, late of Nelson, in  llie districl, of Kootenay, laborer, deceased, are required  to send to me within sixty days of this date statements  and full particulars of I heir claims, and after the expiration of such lime 1 shall proceed with I he distribution of  tho said estate.  Dated at Donald, (ill. January, 1801.  A. V. CUMMINS, Ollieial Administrator.  Ml*  r-rV-f-r''!.  M.'iP'-ri'fj  ,��;.*>-f.,*>'-  ���*���*����������� " .#< ��1-1  k-"r_V-\-_rii  ., -   -,-r-   , - |  _n__i '. '.SOS  *���"������_;.���..-�������� "j  ',>*-_' >'*?iy  .b'Vi_.<?  J.B'*-.>_J^ .THE TRIBUNE:   KELSON, B.C., SATDRDAY, FEBRUARY  ���>,', 1894.  n  Why give   traveling  tailors  reasonable   prices from resident  ,the towns in which they live  them.-   The merchant tailors  for suits when you can get good goods, good fits,  and  tailors, who, like yourselves, are doing a share to upbuild  The only way to encourage home industries is to patronize  NELSON and KASLO respectfully ask for your patronage.  ��  West  Baker Street, Nelson.  Fourth   Street,   near  Front,   Kaslo.  Fourth Street, near Avenue A, Kaslo.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  all paid  .       up,     -  Rest,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A.  SMITH   lion. "fiEO.  A.  I)RU.MMONI),  E.  S. CLOU'STON    President.   Vice-President.   General Manager  3sr*Bi-,so3sr e__=j,^____stcjE_3:  N.W. Cor.Baker and Stanley Streets.      HU..N-CHI.S rx      LONDON   (Eng-laiul),   NEW  YORK    CHICAGO,  and in tlie iiriiicipi'tl cities in Canada.  Htiy and sell Sterling  Exchange and Cable Transfers'.  CHANT CO.M.MI-.I.CIAI, ...Nil  TI{A VKM.HUS' Cl.l.l. ITS,  iiviiilable in any part of the world.  i.-t.-KTs. isaui:u; uoi.i.ioc'i'ioNS .maiii-:; ktc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTERE.-.T (al. present) :U Per Cent.  A   MEXICAN   VENGEANCE.  How Don Antonio Carrasco Gave His Wife to  Her Lover.  *" Amifto," stiitl I'anclio to 1110, as wo lay  in the bright, warm sunshine on one ol'  tltosu lofty, bald mesas overlooking Llie  valley of tho Pecos���mesas that though  themselves mountainsarc but foot-hills to  the craggy mass of the Ci'iiilcIiiloupo range  towering behind thoin lo the westward---  ���'"Ainigo," said lie, thoughtfully, *'in our  eoniil vy I think .we ure more jealous about  our women than yon colder-blooded'  Americans. We love more fiercely and  are more cruel in our vengeance upon u  rival. Dios! but I could tell you many a  story of Mexico where love, and .jealousy,  and treachery, and blood . make up the  whole theme."  ]'\iv beneath us, dim iu the summer ha/.e,  lay the billowy plains of that noble pasture hind, the ancient heritage of the buffalo and tlie Comanche, but echoing now  to the tread of the Texas "long honi'-'and  the cowboy halloo. A sinuous black line  across the wide level marked the course of  the cottonwood-shrouded river, while,  here and there tin open stretch of water  gleamed like a thin blue ribbon on the  shimmering background of the Llano  Estac.ulo. At our breezy elevation on  tlie smooth-topped, lofty mesa, the perfect silence was only broken by an occassional stamp .from our horses, as with  trailing bridles they cropped the crisp  buffalo grass while we lay awaiting the  approach of the herd.  Since the day that he had confided to  me the shocking kale of the blood-stained  ���gold, when he and seven others had ambushed a bullion escort in the mountains  of Chihuahua. Paucho had. become much  more communicative than had been his  wont. Perhaps he looked on me as u sort  of accessory after the fact, as, in a. measure, J was: but whatever the ca.ti.se, certain it was that an attachment was growing up between us, recently cemented still  more strongly by his having saved my  life at the imminent peril of his own, in  rescuing me from a. band of torturing  I\le/.calero Apaches.      ,  I knew that his adventures, when a  member of a band ol'otit la ws in Mexico  some years before, were wild and thrilling; and, eager as I was to learn more of  them, I had long since discovered that he  would never relate his reminiscences I'or  the asking. One must, wail patiently till  tlie.'ftiood was on him. tind then be careful  not'-to.interrupt him with too many .j'ues-  tions. Thus it was that when he broke a  somewhat prolonged silence with the  words quoted above, I waited with ti  species of complacent anticipation for  what was to follow.  '���Fourteen years ago," he continued,  "my cousin, Antonio Carrasco. was a  wealthy land owner, living on his estate,  the Hacienda de las Vinns, about twenty  leagues from the City of Mexico. I was  several years his junior, but we weve fast  friends, having been brought up together  I'roin boyhood. I was early left tin  orphan, and, at his father's death, he became my guardian. AVe had few differences, foi' his stronger will controlled  mine in everything, tind, where he led,  there I followed, lie had been married  two years to a beatiful girl, one of the  belles of Mexican society, but had had no  children by her, a circumstance that he  afterward had cause to consider as very  fortunate. Her people had been strong  Catholics, and she herself had made it a  condition of her acceptance of his suit  that she should be allowed to have her  own way in matters of religion.  "From tluit understanding sprung the  calamity that  wrecked   my cousin's life,  made both of  us outlaws, and   brought  him to a. bloody death.  For he it was who  was afterward  captain  of   our  band   oi'  'foresters,'   tind   was   massacred   by  the  soldiers on the occasion of which j. told  you,   when   out  of   eight   men   I   alone  escaped   alive.    Carrasco   himself  was  a  Catholic,   though   he  did   not  believe  in  having a. priest always around the house:  but he remembered his promise and made  no objection,   when, shortly after  their  marriage, Dona Vsabel desired ;i resident  pastor on the estate to take charge of tlie  spiritual     welfare   of     its    inhabitants.  Thenceforward   tho  sleek,   smooth-faced  Padre Pedro became a. fixture of the house,  gliding in aud out. like a spy, and admitted as lather confessor at all times to the  presence of its mistress.    Of course I wjis  ti.frequent visitor���in'fact,almost lived at  l._as Vinas, where I was treated in every  respect its a member of the family; and.  during the two years of my cousin's married life, I never noticed the slightest circumstance to indicate a cloud on the matrimonial   horizon.   We   had   till   become  accustomed  to the constant presence   of  the priest, yet I could never overcome a  certain repugnance to him in spite of his  unobtrusive ways.  One morning 1 was startled by the sudden appearance of Carrasco at'my house  in town with pale face, set lips, and bloodshot eyes.    I knew these were the signs of  one of his ungovernable outbursts of passion, ���and  hastily,   with some alarm, inquired what wtis wrong.    Me seated himself, and   with a  voice that  he intended  should sound natural, but whicli only succeeded  in sounding hoarse and strained,  he replied, "I have been trying to invent  some new way of killing two enemies of  mine, so tluit they sha.ll not die. too quick,  and  1  think  I have succeeded.    Give me  your opinion.    He then unfolded   to  me  the details of a plan that made nieshudder.  "Mut who tire these enemies,' I  inquired,  ���'who are to be punished in so horrible a.  manner?'  .'.Dona.   Vsabel  and- the  Padre  Pedro,' he answered, cooly.    lie then ex-  plained to me that two days previously  he had left his hacienda to visit a distant  part of the estate, intending to be absent  two or three days, but, on reaching the  place, matters had not turned out as he  had expected, and ho had started .homeward   the same   afternoon,  shaping . his  route so as to pass by his sheep corrals.  On  reaching them, he dismounted, and,  leaving his horse, advanced  toward  the  dwelling of the sheppard, which was in a  grove some yards'in advance.    As he approached the rear wall of the hut. he was  astounded   to...hear   the   voice   of   Dona  Vsabel, his wife, saying to someone words  that she could not byany possibility have  ti right to say to anyone but her husband.  "He could not  believe his ears, so he  fried his eyes, and, peering through the  small aperture in the wall that served as  a window to  the wretched hovel, he beheld his wife  in the arms of the padre.  The totally unsuspected  nature of such a  surprise, together with   the enormity of  his rage, held him for a   moment speechless,   and   the  next moment   he  walked  quietly away, for during that pause it had  Hashed   across   his    excited    brain .that  simple killing would not be an  adequate  punishment for the guilty ones, and since  lie could  have them in his  power at any  moment, it would  be better to take  time-  to   devise som 3   hideous  and  prolonged  torture.    Flinging himself upon his horse  in  an awful storm of anger,   he slashed  him with the spurs into a wild,   fren/.ied  gallop, that lasted far into the nightand  until   the   poor beast fell dead  with exhaustion.      There,    in    the    heart   of   a  rugged mountain range, his tempestuous  thoughts vanquishing all consciousness of  the passage of time, daylight found him,  and by sunrise he had regained   his  self-  control, and had .also matured   his plans.  Then he sought me, and   we set out together to perfect them.  '"in the loneliest part of the Sierra  Madre. twenty leagues or more from the  Hacienda de las Vinas, a mountain torrent roars through a narrow gorge whose  perpendicular walls tire several hundred  feet in height. The rugged peaks crowding around are black and shaggy with  pines, and one'would think that no human  voice had ever disturbed the awful loneliness. Hut men have lived there once;  for in the steep cliffs, high above the  water, there are dwellings cut into the  solid rock, aud walled up in front, with  window holes looking down into the dizzy  chasm. The Indians have a belief that a  strange race of people made those caves,  and walled them up to escape from giants  who drove them there a thousand years  ago. and that they died and left no descendants. It may be so, but I i.aveseen  oilier caves like them in the mountains of  Chihuahua, with people living in them  whoaro very small and black and very  timid. When one meets them in the  woods they run and hide.  "These caves in the walls of the gorge  tire about one hundred feet above the  bed of the torrent, tind the people who  once lived in them must have reached  them by long ladders from below: but one  of them is much higher than the rest, not  more than one hundred feet from the  .summit of the dill's, and there i.s a narrow  tunnel leading into it from a lateral canyon where a torrent has cut a steep gorge  The captives weve taken from their  horses and Carrasco led the way, torch in  hand, down the steep side of the lateral  gorge, where it was necessary to pick  one's way carefully between 1 missus of  loose rock and bunches of malevolent ductus. Presently the torch and its bearer  disappeared into the mouth of the low  tunnel leading to the cave-dwelling, and  the mozos followed, pushing their weary  captives before them. Soon wo till stood  iu the narrow chamber, but a. few yards  in length tind two paces in width; Carrasco, with flaring torch, facing us at the  farther end. Then the mozos fell back,  and the victims stood in the presence of  their judge and executioner. .For a moment he gazed at them with cold eye. and  then he spoke: 'Lady and cavalier. I  offer you a better apartment than the  poor hut in which I found you this morning. Here you will be safe from the  curiosity of all prying eyes, for no one  will ever again interrupt you in your love-  scenes. If you should feel hungry, there  is meat: if you thirst, there is water.  Vou will not feel lonely, for you have  each other's company, aud before I go I  will join yon together till death do you  part;, though, in faith, I'm no priest.'  With that lie drew I'roin his pocket two  iron collars, with hasps and padlocks,  joined together by tin iron chain one foot  in length, and, as they stood before him  stupified with horror, quickly clasped and  half-way down the cliff. Carrasco tind I  journeyed there at once, after he had told  me his plan,"and we prepared the higher  cave for the reception of the lovers, leaving there a. bag of dried meat and a pigskin full of water.  "The next day we returned to Las Vinas,  where the lovers, unaware that they  had been discovered in their crime, met  us as though nothing had .happened.  Fearing that his wife would take 'alarm  tit the slightest change iii his demeanor,  Carrasco held himself under admirable  control, aud.relaxed none of his customary attentions; though he informed her  that he must depart again on the morrow  to be absent several days. Accordingly,  in the morning he bade Dona Vsabel an  affectionate adieu, and I also departed as  if for the city. We knew that the lovers  would be eager to meet at their old tryst,  and our plans were laid accordingly.  "Two hours later, we met in the grove  near the ..shepherd's hut, Carrasco bringing two mozos with him, who were in his  pay and also in his power. All of us were  mounted, and the mozos each led tin extra-  saddled horse. Taking a. position'commanding all approaches to tlie door of.the  hut, Carrasco awaited the hoped-for coming of the lovers, nor was he disappointed.  They came on horseback, and leaving the  animals at the corral,, entered the hut.  Carrasco'stole softly to the little back  window, and shortly after turned and  signaled us to approach. We moved carefully round to the door way���there was no  door���and entered in a body. Theloveis  were caught: they sprang to their feet  and stood in silence���the priest trembling  and craven, but the-woman, erect in her  beauty, with scornful lips aiid flashing  eyes.  "Not a word was uttered until the injured husband, hoarse with passion,  ordered them" bound. When the mozos  ���had bound their hands behind them am!  were hurrying them into the grove toward  the horses, I followed; but when I turned  back to observe Carrasco, he had disappeared. Shortly after, when the captives  had been firmly secured in their saddles  with rawhide thongs that never stretch  or break, two pistol-shots echoed from the  clistance. Ten minutes had passed when  Carrasco appeared, and silently mounting  his horse, led off through the forest, the  mozos following, leading each a captive  horse and rider, while f brought up the  rear, lie had returned to slaughter two  herders, who had been .posted by Dona  Vsabel to give notice of the approach of  any one from the hacienda. He told me  afterwards that he would have balked his  own vengeance by killing the lovers on the  spot, had he not sated himself somewhat  -with the blood of the herders, and that  they richly deserved their fate for their  baseness in betraying their ���master."  Nevertheless, but for that act, we would  never have been outlaws, for it turned  out that one of them lived long enough to  put the authorities on our trail, and.  henceforth we were hunted men.  "Onward we rode, all the rest of tluit  day and part of the night, sometimes on  a gallop, aud again walking our horses  over ground that was too rough for rapid  travel. It was no easy ride, and to the  captives, boui.d rigidly as they were, it  must have been torture. Dona Vsabel  was a graceful and accomplished horsewoman ; but she was bound man-fashion  in the saddle, and her suffering must have  been acute, though she never uttered a  complaint. As for the wretched priest,  he made no atteniptduring the hitter half  of the journey to repress his groans and  cries for mercy. Hut they woke no pity  in my breast, aud I knew they were music  to the ears of Carrasco. It was past midnight when we drew rein under the black  shadows of: the pines that shrouded the  summits of those awful dill's, tind from  far below us came the hoarse, sullen roar  of the lonely torrent.  locked one round the neck of each, leaving them lace to lace and so closely united  that the slightest movement of one of  them entailed a corresponding movement  of the other. '  "During tho whole scene neither of them  uttered a word, though the eyes of Dona  Vsabel flashed and her lips curled with  contempt as she glanced at her lover's  trembling knees and terror-haunted face.  We filed out of the cave. Carrasco coming  last with the torch and leaving the lovers  to darkness and slow death, tind, as the  hoarse, distant voice of the torrent  sounded through the entrance, I shuddered to think that as they suffered  through the long hours awaiting the coining of the end, that muffled sound would  be all that was left to .them of the world  without. Uniting our efforts, we closed  the ..mouth of the tunnel with a huge  bowlder, .unci left the place forever, Cat  rasco leading the way in gloomy silence.  RESTFUL   AND   HAPPY   HOURS.  Byes  Female Reformers   Should  Open Their  and Look at the World as It is.  Arthur McFwen, one of the few capable  journalists in Sa.n Francisco, tells the following forbiddingstory of low life because  it would be a refreshing, perhaps a useful  change, if some of the ladies of the parliaments   and   congresses  and clubs   would  turn   aside   from   the   contemplation   of  Woman's achievements and possibilities  if Man would  but stop oppressing,  and  face the problem of the great vile mass of  selfish, animal,-and' heartless women-who  curse life iii San. Francisco as well tis in  every other city.    These women are  not  till iu the shiins.    Lots of them are clothed  in   vanity,  sealskins, a.nd   respectability.  It is even  thinkable that some strange  and daring- innovator may arise and propose a'movement for inducing feinale reformers to open their eyes and look at the  world as it it.   Then it  would appear to  them how good and sweet and-'priceless  are the women who stay at home modestly  and   find   an.'ample  mission  in   making  those homes restful and happy.  "There is a Woman's Parliament in  progress clown at Pomona, in Southern  California, where papers on education and  the "handicapped condition of the sex"  are"being read. There i.s to b.ea Woman's  Congress at the Midwinter Fair, from  which we shall hear how much the female  of the species could accomplish if oppressing man would only let her. A Sorosis  i.s being formed in San Francisco, the Century Club not affording free play for till  the feminine intellect offering. A club of  lady lawyers has been organized, the  brainy officers.of which tire till to dress  like Miss Fllen Terry tis "Portia"���in a  crimson plush robe and mortar-board and  hice ruffles. We have women here lecturing and preaching and writing, and all  tire devoted to the cause of the sex's elevation by the method of demanding that  nian shall.cease to be a tyrant. Always  there is the assumption that man is bad  and women good. Here is a story that I j  want to submit for the cou.sidera.tion of  all these excellent sisters: v  "Longago there wasastreet boy in New  Vork who quit selling papers and blacking boois and went to sect. He was a very  ignorant boy whose only education had  been got on the street. J Jut he made a  good sailor. He grew big tind strong, and  Oceanic a coal-heaver in the navy. When  tishore lie would take his rough, low  pleasures with the rest, but he was not ji  spendthrift. The only women he met  were net the kind who attend congresses  or wear "Portia" mortar-boards. I'.von a  sailor can't got down so far that there isn't  a woman beckoning to him Io come lower.  At the end of fifteen years this coal-  heaver lelt the navy, and he had saved  .$1000. Think of the prudence and self-  restraint that that sum represented iu  such a case. It was a tremendous rise in  the world for him when he became a  saloon keeper. In his saloon he met a  young wonnin. She was notti good young  woma.11, but that did not shock him. All  his life he had heard sailors tell of how  women of the sort they encounter had  made good wives. The coal-heaver married this one. lie bought her fine dresses,  tind rings and a watch, and made.much of  her, for though he was only a thickheaded, big-fisted brute, he loved her.  Uoth of them drank in the saloon, but the  husband, ���though a man. longed for a I letter life, now tluit he had a wife. He purchased a farm in tin; country and took her  there, tind even stole I'or her the boy who  had been taken away by a first husband  who refused to put up with her infidelities.  The coal heaver worked early and late  on the farm, but the woman's conduct  made her the scandal of the district. She  ran away: he sold the farm and followed  her back to Llie city. He found her with  another man, but forgave her once more.'  He got work, but took to drink again in  .self-defense. She had him sent to the Inebriates' Home, and when he came out  with good resolutions and repaired to the  (hit he had furnished nicely for her, it was  stripped bare,    lie got her back from her  latest lover, for he was strong and clever  in his way aud  could earn a good deal of  money.      He    established    still    another  home, but hard   times came,  he  lost his  job, can Id   find nothing to do and���she  took up with ti new man.   She laughed tit  'him and scoffed at him for a fool when he  pleaded his long and forbearing love tind  she told him frankly that she had   never  cared for hini.    She wits with his successor,  and the husband had been comforting his  heart   with   drink.     He   did   what was  .natural to that kind of a man  under such  circumstances.    That is, lie whipped out  his sailor's knife and killed her.  "That happened over a year tigo. tind  when the coal-heaver was asked in the  cotintyja.il by a reporter a i'ew days ago  if he ever thought of his crime, lie  answered: 'Yes, and I'm glad I did it. I  was right to kill lier.' lie i.s going to be  hanged soon, and is glad of that, too, for  he says he wouldn't care to begin life over  a��-ain. Hecouldn'tdo it. The Daughters  of the Good Shepherd are not trying to  save him, for he scowls tit them and till  women who venture near his cell. So he  gets no flowers. The -coal-heaver's name  is Sullivan".   Sacred Cockroaches.  One of the strangest superstitions of  Chinamen is the awe with which they  regard the cockroach. John holds the  ugly black pest as something sacred,  claiming that it is especially favored by  the gods and a particular favorite of the  great joss. The most unfortunate mishap that can befall a Chinaman is to step  on a cockroach. Instantly visions''of .terrible disasters and cahimities tii-ise before  him. In some instances the superstition  has'been known to prey soon the minds  of the Celestials its to drive them insane.  The Storage Battery.  It is maintained very stoutly by expert  electricians that the storage battery is.  after till, a success for commercial, work;  that the new processes for manufacturing  them have cheapened their cost, and that  in train lighting they are especially efficient and economical, ft is estimated  that $85 per horse power is the annual  cost of'the accumulator.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  Hypnotism and Hysteria.  An authority on hypnotism says that  hysterical persons.are very difficult: to influence. They are so wedded to their own  fancies, mental and physical, that they  prove very .obstinate-hypnotic patients.  HE  NELSON  Hotel Dining-Room  Under the Management of  JOHN F. GILL  lias met with all llie requirements of the patrons and  quests .if the house, whicli is now the resort of the lead-  inK mining men of the country. First-class niaiiiiKcinenl.  is sure to attract your attention ami patronage.  Hales:   Single meals. flu cents: ilny hoard. $7 per week.  .".leal hours: Hreakfitst, from I! tu 11:.'*); lunch. 12 to 2;  dinner, /..Mil to S.  oeur d'Alene  JOHN F. WARD  MANAGER.  FRONT STREET  KASLO, B. C.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  HE PALACE  HOTEL  Corner  Front  and  KASLO,  Fourth  B.C.  Streets,  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  ~~HE LELAND  HOTEL  Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing*,  KASLO, B. C.  Devlin & McKay, Props.  THK IlKST (.l.'ISINK.      THK IIKST HKI'.s.  TIIK IIKST OK KVKI.VTIIINd.  THE ROOMS  ARK CONVEX! KXT AND  COMFOKTAHU':.  THE TABLE  IS  TJU-I   BEST   IN  TIIK  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.   THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ~ ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention to Miners.  noons fikst-ci,ass.  ���KATES MO I) Hit ATI-*..  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, With' a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE   BAR  IS Kl.l'IM.IKM WITH  TIIK  IIKST HlfA.VDS OK AM.  KINDS OK WINKS.  UoCOK.S, ASl) CICAIIS.  Special Attention to Miners.  rand Central  HOTEL  Corner  Front  and   Fourth  KASLO,   B. C.  Streets  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  .Singe Ii.-nv_.-s (Irniul Central for Watson. Hear Lake Cilj",  Three Forks, New Denver anil all points in  tin:  Knslo-.SIocan fli-.tr.et.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the host hotels in Toad .".lnnntaili ill-trlet. anil  is the liea<li|iiai-ters for prospectors and  working   miiiers.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS.    Prop".  NOTICE  OF ANNUAL MEETING.  The animal nice! iiiir nf Koolenay Lake (Icneiul Hospital Society, for the election of director.-, will lie lielil in  the .-oeiet.v s ollloc. Houston I.lock. Nel-on. Hritish t'nl-  iiinl.iii. on Tue-ilny. -.Iiircli l.'ltli, IS'.i.'i. al 'J o'clock p.m.  .Siiliscrihcrs anil holders of ..-month and lL'-iiinntli certill-  culesahmo have voles. FltANK  I- I.KTC1IKK.  Nelson, Jaiiiisii-} .-(Isl, 1KJII. 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For the week uniting Fehriiary 2,'lrd. the on; shipment  over the Xelson & Fort Slieppiird railway were:.,  AVashington mine, .Slocan district.   Idaho mine, ������   .Mountain Chief mine.    Noble Five initio.        ������ ������    20 tons  ���10    ..  10     ..  411     ,.  Total      Value (estimated at .<l-'o a Ion).  i-.'l-U) tons  . 1. .SICSOO  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Of Kastcrn Canadians, those of .Montreal iiru the only ones who have shown any willingne���-  to make hivo-tin'enls in mines in Koolenay. .1. Keith  liuiil, who ha-; heen sojourning "'��� Kaslo since last spring,  loaves next, week for Montreal, his home, and while  there will endeavor to-.how I hat the mineral resources  of Sloean di.-trii.-t have not been overestimated, and that  no better Held has yet been discovered for the inve-.tinent  of idle capital.  '���Charley" Olson is oik; of the pioneers  of the ICootoimy Lake, country, did ing his residence away  hack iu the early !SHs, when lie anil "Tnin" .Mcdnvern  and ���'Alee" .\lcl_eod prospected and ��� mined together as  partners. Now "Tom'' is the onlyone of the thi-ee that  iswillioiil.a pnrlner. "Alee" mid -'('harlej" linlli being  wedded lo the girls of their chiiice. The other day when  .Mr. Olson landed al, the wharf at Ainswortli he wore a  smile a yarn wide, and when (lie boys asked him, "Is il a  boy or a girl. Charley 1" they were answered, "It's a girl.  you bet: anil she weighs nine pounds." The girl baby of  which Mr. and Mrs. Olson are so proud was noi-n at Nelson on Saturday evening la-.t.  Gilker Ac Wells are making the postoffice  building look worthy of the commercial importance of  tho town. As soon as the present alterations are completed, an addition will bo built to allow of ample room  in whiclrto handle the mails.  Tlieeitiy-ensof Kaslo have raised enough  '.money to get a hospital In .operation, and its first patient  is having all the care and attention that a:mother bo-  ,    stows on a lirst-born. The project is a laudable one and  should succeed.   For the present,  no oll'orl. will bo niade  to   erect  a building, as one suitable  for  the   purpose  has been rented.  The Kaslo I<.xainincr has changed ownership. Colonel Coy retiring from all 'connection with the  paper. Who his successor will be is not yet known; but  this much is known, the new owners will make it u newspaper.  ��� On Tuesday last the steamer Ainswortli  took a Imi'ikI of horses from ICaslo to Lardo, where t here  is good feed. The steamboat men report Lardo deserted  save by a few trappers and a stocktender or two. The  stock wintering there is in line condition.  Fresh halibut, 17 cents: fresh salmon, IS cents���at C.  Kaiitl'iiian's.  No one need go without Perry's Mining Map now, as  the price lias been greatly reduced. Unmounted copies,  SI; mounted styles, .in ..proportion. Apply or write to  "Walbey & Co., Ivaslo; T. Abriol, Xakusp; br to the C. &  K. S.'-N. Co., Xelson.  Born, at Nelson, on Sunday morning, to  the wife of ltichard .Stuckey, a sou.  S. S. Bailey of the Payne group of  mines, Slocan district, is in Xelson. He is of opinion  that tho price'of both lead and silver will take a turn for  the better as soon as the Wilson bill becomes law in the  United States. ,  (  A new boiler i.s being put in tho steamer  Spokane. The old boiler was'inado at the Willamette  Iron Works. Portland, Oregon, and only !)"> pounds of  steam was allowed to be carried. The new boiler was  madeat the Albion Iron Works, Victoria, and under  Canadian inspection will be allowed to carry IHO pounds.  "Hi" Sweet is superintending the work 'of*.making the  change.  The iron sheatingon the Ainswortli was  cut through by the ice on Tuesday, although the ice was  less than two inches thick between Daly's ranch and Nelson, 'the Ainswortli returned to Kaslo on Tuesday  night, and has not yet ventured back to Nelson, although  the steamer Xelson has made her regular trips, the ice in  no way impeding her.  A Masonic lodge has been organized Jit  N'elson, under dispensation, with the following ollicers:  W.M.. John Hamilton; S.W..- W. A. Jewell.: J.W.,  Frank Fletcher; S.D., K. C. Arthur; .1.1)., 0. K. ltobson;  Treasurer. .1. A. Turner: Secretary, 0. W. Richardson;  I G., W. P. Robinson. Several informal meeting -have  already been held, but the lirst regular lodge meeting  will be held on March 8lh. The Masons of Kaslo have  also hold meetings with the object of orguni'/.ing a lodge  at that place. The lirst meeting was attended by twenty-  odd members.  The   steamer   Idaho (now  named   the  Alberta) is on the ways at Kaslo and her hull is practically  uninjured, barring the starting of.two or three huts in  the bow and the splintering of the stem. Workmen arc  now engaged in making repairs and cleaning the cabin,  which will have to be repainted. The carpels, even, will  not need be replaced. .Messrs. Uremnoi- and Alexander  have the contract for making the repairs, and the workmen say the boat could be made ready for business by  the middle of March.  The hull of the steamer Kaslo is out of  water at Kaslo. and is damaged considerably. The machinery is being overhauled.  .Fred Richardson  returned to Nelson on  "Wednesday from a 2-inonths' trip to his old home at Hond  Head. Ontario. Fred looks as if he had lived on the fat.  of the land, and acts as if his friends and relatives hadn't  spoken cross word to him while among them.  "Ed" Traves carved the  meats at the  New England dinner on Thursday night, and worked as i  lie never worked before. -  Navel oranges, 50 to 75 cents a dozen, at C. Ivaud'inan's.  Apples.;. and 4 pounds for 2n cents, at C. IvauH'inan's.  Mainland cigars, corner Baker and Josephine streets.  jMeals ��0 cents, rooms ��1. at Hotel Phair.  _Mcals 50 cents, rooms SI. at Hotel Phair.,  jVIeals oOcents, rooms SI, at Hotel Phair.  MEDICINE   IN   TABLETS.  Increasing Use of Drugs in This Form Instead of Compounding by Prescription.  A comparatively recent invention,  vastly extended in its application within  three or four years, has wrought a curious  change in the p met ice of medicine.  Country physicians 100 years ago, when  there were few druggists outside of considerable towns, carried in their saddlebags or modicine chests a variety of drugs,  pills, powders, potions, lotions, and what  not. Such physicians made up their own  prescriptions and furnished their patients  with medicines. This use of medicines in  the form of tablets tends more and more  toward a return of modern physicians to  the methods of their predecessors. Physicians everywhere now write fewer proscriptions than they wrote ten years ago,  or even two years ago, and tlie use of  medicine in the form of tablets i.s extending every day.  It i.s only ten or fifteen years .since compressed tablets of chlorate of potash began to be used. Other simple drugs weve  then put u]> in tablet form, and gradually  the variety of drugs and prescriptions  tints prepared Avas extended until now it  includes thousands of compounds. Any  physician may now have almost any  prescription of his own made up into  tablets. The usual requirement is that at  least 5000 slmll be ordered. Many well-  known prescriptions of famous physicians  have already attained a wide celebrity in  the medical world through their use iu  tablet form. Hundreds of liquid prescriptions are thus used by saturating inert  material with the mixture, just as liomn.o-  pathic remedies are prepared in the  form of sugar pellets. The tablet factories are constantly experimenting with  a view to reducing further drugs tind prescriptions to tablet form. They are ready  to vary known proscriptions in accordance  with the fancy of individual physicians.  and to combine one or more prescriptions  in a, single tablet.  The general use of tablets instead of  prescriptions litis greatly simplified the  practice of medicine. Tlie physician, instead  of writing a   prescription and   in  structing his patient to have it compounded by a druggist, leaves the necessary number of tablets with instructions  as to the time and manner of taking.-  Nearly every physician is provided with  some such tablets, and many use them in  groat quantities. Tons of drugs are now  put up in this form. It is the wholesale  method of modern life implied to the  preparation of medicines. The apothecaries have felt the effects of the change  in practice through tho lessening in the  number ol' prescriptions to be 'compounded. For the patient it has cheapened the cost of doctoring, because the  physician obtains the tablets at so low a  rate that he usually makes no charge for  those supplied to patients.  Sew ns the use of tablets i.s, the form of  the tablet, has been greatly improved  since their introduction inlonicdical practice. Tablets arc smaller and more compressed than they wove a few years ago.  The machinery for making them ���originally was. and perhaps still is, controlled  by a single wholesale drug house of New  York, but there are many manufacturers  of tablets elsewhere. YVhen the. pa ton-  tees first begttn to call their products to  the attention of physicians, the tablets  very slowly made their way, because the  patentees were not widely known iu the  medical profession. Then they associated  themselves with a famous drug house, and  the tablets soon began to go.  Only the simpler drugs and remedies  put up in tablet form tire accessible to the  general public. The compounds are not  even known by name outside the medical  profession. As they arc not patent medicines they are not advertised in other  than medical newspapers. They come to  physicians with a label that proclaims  the ingredients and their proportions.  Physicians have as guarantee that tablets  are made of pure drugs and carefully  compounded, only the good repute of the  manufacturer. The best tablet manufacturers, however, employ skilled and careful apothecaries nnd buy their drugs in  large quantities directly from manufacturers. There is, of course, a possibility  of mistakes, and the results or error might  be appalling, since tablets are made by  the thousand, so that a mistake might  affect hundreds of patients.  ' Scored a Success.  The ladies of Nelson are to bo congratulated.   They undertook to give a dinner  for the benefit of the fire company, and  they gtive one that made every bachelor  in Nelson wish he had a wife.    The dinner  was given on Thtrsday evening in .Firemen's  hall  and   lasted   from   half-past 5  until   half-past'.X,  and  in that time over  200 people fared as they seldom tared before.   The hall was  tastefully decorated  with bunting, (lags, and pictures.    On the  east end of the room hung a large portrait  of queen Victoria, and on the westeudone  of the late president Garfield and his wife  and   mother.     The   brass   band . played  selections  during   the  dinner hours,  aud  after the dinner the good things left over  were sold at auction by ".Jack" McGinty.  iMrs. (}. N. Taylor was directress-in-ehief;  ���Mrs.. McMorris and  Mrs.  Marshall  acted  as   ticket sellers':   Mrs.   Buchanan,   Mrs.  Dow, and Miss Mabel Colwell had charge  of the carving; and the seven tables were  looked after by Mrs.-Arthur and Mrs. Gilker,   iMrs.  W.   Wilson  and   Miss Irvine,  Mrs. Oakes and Miss Scanlan, Mrs. D. McDonald and Miss Sophia Johnson, Mrs. W.  J. Wilson  and  Mrs. Stanley, Mrs. Goepel  and Mrs. .1. A. Turner, and Mrs. Akehur.st  and   Miss  Scott.     To   name   the   choice  dishes served is out of the question, more  than that  there were over  fifty kinds of  meats,  entrees,   salads,   vegetables,   desserts,  etc.    About i) o'clock the hall  was  cleared  tind   dancing  began,   which  was  ...kept .up until after midnight.  LADIKS'  MKISTIN'O.  The ladies are rofiuestcd to ineet next Monday afternoon, at '{ o'clock, at the resilience of Mrs. George X.  Taylor, to settle all'iiirs concerning New l-'ngland dinner.  All having unsettled bills will please present theni before  that time: also those holding tickets or money will kindly  baud in same.    Bv order of the president.  .._. _VIARSHAI-I_, Secretary.  Serious Accident.  About 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning  an accident occurred at the Silver King  mine that' resulted in serious injury to  "Archie" Fiulay. Mr. Fiulay and his  partner, "Charley"- Stewart, had put in  two shots, one oi' which failed to go off.  After waiting" the usual time, they both  started for the face of the drift, but Stewart stopped into a crosscut to take a look  at some steel. Fiulay went up to the face  alone, iintl while noting the effect of the  shot that wen toff, the other exploded, blowing hi i'n a distance of fully twenty feet.  He was conveyed to the boarding-house  and medical aid .summoned from Nelson.  On arrival, Dr. I.alSair found that .Fin-  lay's injuries were an ugly wound on the  bicep muscles of the right, ann; the right  hand tind arm also being filled with small  particles of rock. The clothing on his  right side was blown off. and a patch of  skin eight by ten inches ,bl(iwn from the  right side of the i.'hesl. His left leg was  also injured about the knee. After the  wounds were dressed. Mr. Fiulay was  taken on a tobaggan to the hospital at  Nelson.   The Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company.  Good progress is reported on the works  of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company  on Forty-nine creek. _ Workmen are now  engaged on the sluice-boxes and dam.  There will be 500 feet of sluice-boxes, half  on crib-work and half on the solid. The  (him will be 75 foot long" and 0 feet high.  About fifteen men are at work. The  snow i.s I feet deep, but the ground is not  frozen. The lirst regular meeting of the  shareholders in tho company will be held  at Nelson on March loth.  eight years ago. He has twice been governor of Texas. Senator George of Mississippi is (iS. He fought in the Mexican  war, and in the cavalry all through the  civil war, and was made judge of the supreme court of Mississippi at its close.  Senator William Lindsay of Kentucky,  has a war record, and was elected to the  Kentucky legislature twenty-seven years  ago. The two northern Democrats, Hill  and Vilas, are younger men. Mill is 51;  Vilas is 51. Hill has been assemblyman,  city attorney tind mayor of Fbnira, lieu-  tenant-governor tind governor of New  York for two full terms and a portion of  another. 'Senator Vilas, a native.of Vermont, has served in the Wisconsin legislature and in the cabinet. Senator I [oar,  the senior Republican member of the committee on the Republican side, is OX years  of age, aud a' member of congress or of  the Massachusetts legislature almost continuously I'or forty years. Senator Wilson ���of Iowa, is 00. He is an Ohio inaii,  and .was lirst elected to the Iowa, legislature in 1S57. four years after hisarrival in  that state. While the Republicans had  control of the house of representatives, he  was chairman of the committee there during the whole period of his service, which  began in 1X03. Senator Piatt of Connecticut is 07. lie was secretary of state of  Connecticut in 1X57, and hits been a United  Skites senator since 1X70. Senator Mitchell of Oregon is a Pennsylvanian by  birth, and first held office in Portland in  1X01. Tie was governor of Oregon in 1X00.  He was elected United States senator in  1X72. Senator Teller, the fifth Republican  oh', .the judiciary.'committee, is 0-1. He  was born in Sew York, and was one of  the Silver State's original United States  senators (Colorado was admitted into the  Union in 1X70).   She Employed Strategy.  The young husband was somewhat surprised when his wife came into the office.  She opened the conversation at once.  "J want enough money to go out of  town for a few days," she said, ���'and you  will have to take your meals down town  for a few days."  "AVhy, what does this mean?"  "ft means just this: I got a messenger  boy to come to the house for Mary Ann  to tell her that she was wanted at her  aunt's, and, as soon as she got around the  corner, I shut up the house and locked it,  and ran away. When she comes back  she "won't Jind anyone there. We don't  owe her anything, so it's all right, and 1  wanted to discharge her, but you know I  never-would'dare to tell her to go, and I  knew you wouldn't dare, and don't you  think your little wife knows pretty well'  how  to  manage:  break  office.  down  and  Say yes,  cry  right  now,  here  or  I'll  in  the  W. I TEETZEL & CO.  CHEMISTS and  :     DRUGGISTS  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A large and complete stock of  "WALL PAPER  Don't buy inferior whisky when you can have  the best at the same price. We have now  in stock WALKER'S CELEBRATED BRANDS  ORDINARY  IMPERIAL  CLUB  Cor. Baker and  Josephine'  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.'  SEE THAT YOU  GET THEM.  IT WILL  PAY YOU  IN THE END.  HUD SONS' BAY CO.  Baker Street, Nelson.  A OK NTS FOR: .!(��  (iiirry Klinir Mills  Wiilkemllo.  . Sehlitz. Milwaukee, t'.S.A.; l-'ort  Winnipeg; lliruin Walker & Sons,  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  ���*.-\Sll.  HOOKS. AND WINDOW  .\I.\DI-; TO Ol.lll-.l..  i-'i:a.mi-:s  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TtJItNINO. SI.l.FACINO. AND MATCH IN.;.  Orders from any town in the  Kootenay Luke ciiunlrjj  promptly attended to.   (ieneral .inhhing of nil kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  INFORMATION WANTED.  Not a Light-Weight Among Them.  The judiciary coniinitf.ee of the I'nited  States senate, which passes upon president, (.'leveland's nominations to judicial  oflices. like flint of judge of the supreme  court, is composed of pretty heavy timber. Senator I'ti^h, the Alabama chairman, was a congressman before the war.  lie is 71 years of t\ge. Senator Coke, his  Texas colleaKHf, is (m, and has lived in  Waco since I Sot). He fought in the war.  He was eleeted   judge  in  Texas twenty-  Anv person knowing the wliereiiliouls of Willium Mae-  domild, a Scotchman and a miner, who left South Kd-  nionton, Alheitn, in the summer or early fall of lS'.K, for  the mountains, will confer a great favor liy addressing  either the undersigned or Tin-; Tnim.NK, Nelson, Hritish  (.oltiinhiii. Air. Mncdoiiald was aciiuaiiited with a prospector named Tom .Smil li. A.  Mi.-U'-AN.  .South Kdmoiit.on, Alherla, l-'eliriiary _.nd. 18111.  _ ________  For   IHemher   of   the    Legislative   Assembly-  West   Kootenay   Electoral   District.  The undersigned announces himself as a ciiiididale for  member of the legislative ii>.-'cinlily from West Koutenay  Hislriet, subject to the aclion of the (.(invention to be  held ut Nelson on April l-'lli, 1X!H.  Nelson, .lanuary Huh, I.H.H. .1. I-'I.KI.   Ml. Ml'..  ~~S HAREH0LD ERS^EETINg'.���   The llrsl regular meeting of the shareholders in the  Nelson I lydrnulie Mining ('lUiijiany, Limited, will be held  al. the c(impiinv's (illlcc. mi West Maker street. Nelson,  Hritish Ciiliinibiii, on Tuesday, March llltli, IS'.U, at 11  o'clock A.M. (I. W. 1,'ICIIAUH.SON, .Secretary.  Nelson, IU"'.. I-'ehi-iiiii-.v.'.'lril. ISiil.  We are making ready for a dissolution of partnership, in, the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  ANNUAL STOCK TAKING SALE.  During1 the month of February we willl give,  a Cash Discount of from TEN to TWENTY per  cent on everything in the DRY GOODS DEPARTMENT in order to reduce our stock and make  room for spring goods.  Sewing* Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  irons, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  School Supplies  a Specialty.  ZE"IRO_>rT   STEEET,   _K_A_SI_0-  hoes,. firoeeriBS, Hardware, Iron and Steel  MINING  COMPANIES,   MINERS,  AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED  WITH   SUPPLIES.  DZEZEsTVTEIR,  re-v:e--:--.sto-_-_____  _&__sr__>   3sr_A_K:"cr__.i��  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  and .General. Merchandise  ��  Snag-proof Gum Boots; Lumbermen's Rubbers and Overshoes;  Hand-macle Calfskin Boots; Grain and Kip Bluchers; Canvas and  Tan Ox-goods; Congress Imitation Lace and Lace Boots in Kangaroo and Cordovan.   A long line in the latest styles.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  A SECOND RAILWAY IN  'RATION.  CHOICE BUILDING- and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  EEBATE   ALLOWED   FOE   G-OOID   BXTI*L'I3I"lSrC3-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  _A.FE>3L"5r   IFOIR,    'F-R.IC'-E.S.,   _M_.__V:_?S,    ETC.,   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Hotelkeepers and housekeepers needing anything in the line of tableware  should call on or send to JACOB DOVER, JEWELER, Nelson, for prices.  He sells Rodger Brothers' knives, forks, and spoons at $8 per dozen;  castors $4 50 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Full lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Block, Corner of Baker and Josephine Streets^  *fl  mRsssv*  ^Ji^MWvM        Tf  ���i'l-'i.-ir.'  _VvVJ&S  Jk._iM._ijU,  m.:>.'*'-:St]  -"J��-_1 '  -f_"__>v*--

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