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 %,  FIR!  __��____.  Has Mines that are  Paying Dividends and  Hun-  di-eds.>of Properties that can  be Made  Dividend  Paying Mines.  7->.,  SIXTH   TEAR.-NO. 10.  -w"c'��' 'is/0  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY  ���*., 1898.  KOOTENAY  Has   Three  Smelters   in   Successful  Operation,  and  Enough   Ore  In Sight to   Run,  Several   Wore.  ��� '  TWO  DOLLAKS A YEAR.  cr  DOMINION-PARLIAMENT   OPENED.  Lord   Aberdeen's   Little   Recitation,   or   What  the Spoeoh From  the Throne Contained.  Lord  Aberdeen  opened  parliament on  Thursday.    The speech  i'roin the throne  was as follows:    Honorable gentlemen of  the senate and of the house of commons,  1 have observed  with great, pleasure the  remarkable advancement in the political  importance and the  material  prosperity  of Canada during; the year which has just  closed.    The   loan   recently  effected   has  '  shown thatthecredit of Canada has never  stood so high in  the  European  markets,  and affords reasonable grounds for expecting that the burden of the people will, in  the near future, be materially reduced by  the substitution of a much loweiprate  of  .    interest on  our  indebtedness  than  that  which now exists.  "I congratulate you upon the exceedingly cordial reception accorded to the  representatives "of Canada at the jubilee  ceremonies, and also upon the warm  appreciation manifested everywhere  throughout the mother country in reference to the conduct of Canada in materially reducing the rate of duty upon  goods imported from the United Kingdom  into the Dominion. The action of the imperial government in denouncing' the  treaties with Germany aud Belgium also  affords most satisfactory evidence of their  desire to facilitate your efforts to promote the closest possible commercial relations between Canada and the remainder  of the.empire, and will, T trust, contribute  materially to the development of imperial  trade.  "The extraordinary gold discoveries recently made upon the Yukon and its tributaries, appear likelyto result in an enormous influx of people into that region,  and have compelled the government to  take prompt action for tho preservation  of law and order in that distant and almost inaccessible locality. Measures will  be laid before you for that purpose.  "A contract has been entered into, subject to your approval, for the completion  at the earliest possible moment, oi' a system of rail and river communication,  through Canadian territory, with the  Klondyke and the gold fields, which it  is expected, will secure to Canada the  larger portion of the lucrative traffic of  that country.  '"'The bountiful harvest with, which we  have been favored by a benevolent, provi-  dencehas con cribs. Led greatly to' the "increase iu prosperity, and I am glad to  note that the trade and commerce of the  Dominion, and more especially the amount  tind values of her principal exports have  increased greatly during the past eighteen  mouths, and there is good, reason to believe that this improvement will be maintained, if not augmented, during the remainder of the year. I observe with pleasure that certain government contracts,  recently let, contain provisions calculated  to suppress the evils of the sweating  system.  "Gentliunen of the. house of commons:  The accounts of the past year will be laid  before you.    The estimates  for  the suc-  .  ceeding year will likewise be placed  upon  the table at an early date.  "Honorable gentlemen of the senate,  gentleman of the house commons, measures will be submitted to you respecting  superannuation, the repeal of the present  franchise act and a plebiscite^!: the question of prohibition. These, and other  measures I commend to your earnest consideration, invoking the divine blessings  upon the important labors upon which  you are again entering."  Who Will be Speaker?  The announcement that Hon. D. W.  Higgins will resign the speakership of the'  legislature next week has created much  speculation as'to who will be his successor.  That there will be several applicants for  the position goes without saying. Two  years ago, when Hon. D. W. Higgins insisted upon an increase in the speaker's  allowance. Rogers, of Caribooi'sought the  position at the old salary. The increase  that was made in the speaker's allowance  will not make the position less desirable  to Rogers now. Dr. Walkem, of Nanaimo, may also be counted upon as an applicant. He has no claim whatever to the  position, but as he is a waverer the government may decide in his favor in order  to keep the doctor in the traces. There  are others besides Walkem who are wav-  erers, and among them there may be a  scramble for the office. Harry Helmcken  would probably fill the position as well as  any one, but it is not known whether he  is a candidate for the office vacated by  D. W. Aside from Helmcken, Booth  would probably fill the office as well as  any one, bun as the government will no  doubt seek to distribute whatever patronage it has where it will do most good, it is  difficult to speculate into whose hands the  plum will fall.  Political Rumors from Victoria.  The Rossland Miner says that there is  trouble in the camp of the opposition  party at Victoria. There is a feeling  against both Bod well and Davis having  cabinet seats, and that the one will not  run without the other. So far as Davis is  concerned this may be true, but there is  no person who ever imagined that E. V.  Bodwell would dream of entering politics  if he were debarred from the cabinet. It  is rather well known that when Theodore  Davie sent in his resignation he endeavored to induce l(_. V. Bodwell to accept  the office of attorney-general. Tf the  office of attorney-general, without a  struggle, could not induce .Hodwell to enter  politics ;i  few years ago.  it  may be  safely stated that he will not enter politics now under any such handicap as is  suggested.   JANUARY   EXPORTS     REACH   $1,202,669.  Figures Which Show that Kootenay May Claim  to Be a Mining Country.  The figure* issued from ,the port of Nelson for lhe, month of January indicate the  steady protri-<\*s that is'being made in the  development, of the mineral resources of  southern Kootenay. For the'month the  mineral exports were higher than those  of any previous month by about $100,000.  During the month the people of -the district contributed in customs duties the  sum of $21,12:5.08. of which amount about  one-half was collected in Nelson���$10,-  875.53���the balance representing the collections from  the- outports.    The figures  for the month are:  Value of Duly  , I'Oi.T oh' NUi.sox.               Imports. . Collected.  Dutiable goods S 73,812 321,125.98  .���'roe goods       8,793 850.50  Total   Tho mines (8710 tons of ore) ..  Copper mutt o (76(1 tons)   Hold Bullion   Total for llie mine   Tho forest   Animals and produce   .Manufactures   Total exports    Following   were the  several points:  Xol.-on   ICa^ln   Rossland   Trail   Nakusp    Wane! a ...    .    Rykerfs   ^liccp Creel-       CAREFUL   CONSIDERATION   PROMISED.  .5S-.  '.005  $21,976.18  Value of Exports.    $   197,088.00         01)0,501.00         9,300.00  SI, 197,189.00  .. $       30.00  co.oo  .-..osi.ou   SI.202,609.00  collections  at the  S1U.375.53  1.723.01  .   3,773.71  922.77  '   730.38  192.66  100.21  1.81  WEEK'S   EXPORTS   REACH   $240,989.  The' Mines and Smelters'-of Kootenay Supply  the Best Advertisement for the District.  The returns from tho port of Nelson for  the past week indicate that the mines and  smelters of southern Kootenay will make  auother good record for themselves during the current month. The shipments of  the Slocan mines i'or the week were up to  the average, aggregating for the week  14-10 tons, with a value of $111,(51*.. The  Payne mine was the heaviest shipper for  the week, sending forward 000 tons : the  Whitewater coming next with 277 tons.  The Le'Roi shipments* for the "week; together with a shipment of 100 tons from  other Rossland mines, exceeded the whole  tonnage of the Slocan mines, but in values  the Slocan mines led, having an excess  over Rossland of over $75,000. The entries  for the week were:  BULLION   AND   MATTE.  ,   Pounds Value,  Trail smelter.... '..   Hall Mines smelter, copper bullion.  ORE.  Le Roi mine. Rossland   Sundry Rossland Shipments.. ���  Payne mine. Slocan   Whitewater mine, Sloean   Rambler mine, Slocan   Reco mine. Sloean     Last Chance mine, Sloean   Slocan Star mine, Sandon   Kootenay Ore Company. Kaslo...  Black Diamond mine, Ainswortli.  .-'���'  Total for the week ..............  Total for January   Total for IS97, via Revelstoke...  Total for 1897, port of Xelson...  160,116  S0.0S7  Approximate  Ions.  Value.  .   1.320  .      160  .     000  .      277  45  20  SO  60  .     321  .     to  .  3.016  $240,989  .  9.500  SI, 197.189  8719,132  . 55.271  87,613,311  Reason Restored to the Insane.  A story comes from .Victoria to the effect  that Dr. Ernest Hall, of that city, has  succeeded in successfully treating a patient for insanity. Four weeks ago Dr.  Hall brought the patient���a womau-to  Victoria, from the insane asylum at Westminster, and placed her in a private hospital on Pandora street. Two days after  her arrival the patient was operated upon  by Dr. Ernest Hall. Dr. Frank Hall and  Dr. Hart, and as a result of this operation  she has regained her reason. The change  begau to be apparent about a week after  the doctors had operated, and since then  she has been progressing steadily. The  vacant look peculiar to insane people has  completely vanished, and she talks intelligently to her friends, asking aud answering questions as they do. Her appetite is  good, and though it is too eariy yet to  speak definitely, her reason has to all appearances been restored. The lady was  placed in the asylum about two years and  a half ago, and has been very violent at  times.       '  Heinze's Man Indulges in Threats.  \i. S. Topping, of Trail, struck a snag at  Greenwood in his hunt for signatures to a  petition in favor of the bonusing of F.  Aug. Heinze's proposed railway into  Boundary creek. The colonel, after hearing his pet scheme denounced all round,  made the mistake of conveying a veiled  threat to the people that if they antagonized Heinze thatF. Aug. would remember  it. The people of Boundary appreciated  the fact that unless F. Aug. Hein/.e were  made strong with government bonuses,  he would not be able to harm any one,  and they promptly turned the scheme and  the schemer down.  The Federal Government Does Not Commit, Itself Upon the Export Duty Question.  Ottawa, Feb.   1.���A large deputation  representing the nickel industries of Canada    interviewed    the   government    today to ask  for the imposition of an export duty on nickel and copper ores. Last  session  the government took  power, under the tariff, to impose a,n export duty  on all ores, but so far nothing has been  done.    The deputation pointed out that  there is only one other nickel deposit in  the world which compaiesi with those of  Sudbury, namely the mines at New Caledonia.     Canada  has   vast   quantities of  iron, but under present conditions not, an;  iron mine in Canada is worth one dollar..!  She has vast quantities of nickel and cop-1  per,' but these deposits as operated are of  very little value to Canada, although of  great  importance  to   the   United  States  and Europe.   The only way in which benefit may be conferred upon Canada would  be by joining the nickel and  iron interests  together,   which   could   be done  by  placing  an   export   duty  on   nickel   and  copper in their crude form, which   would  compel the refining to be done in  the dominion.    The deputation also pointed out  that   if   the   dominion   government   imposed an export duty of 10 per cent, upon  nickel in any form short of being fully refined, the American consumer would have  to  pay that  much  more  for  his  nickel.  Supposing American manufacturersadi led  but five per cent, of nickel to their steel,  or 100 pounds to the ton, under tlie Ding-  ley bill it would cost him $8 per ton more  than it now costs him.    In  other words'  Canada would receive equivalent benefit,  and few countries in the world would be-  able to compete against her with'sucb advantages as these.   The government was  assured that if an export duty were imposed   an  immediate arrangement could  be made for erecting  refineries and furnaces in Canada.    Careful consideration  was promised.  The Sheep Creek Star Case.  Judgment has been given in the case of  Counell vs. Madden, brought to contest  the validity of a mineral claim located  partly in British Columbia and partly oh  the southern side of the international  boundary. The Sheep Creek Star was  the claim thus located to the east of So-  .phie..mountain. _Shortly_after.war.ds the  boundary line was cleared, cutting off  about 300 feet of the claim, including the  initial post. The plaintiff. Madden, being  unable to discover any initial po-t within  sight of the boundary line, located his  claim partly over the ground covered by  the Sheep Creek Star. Justice Walkem  heard the case last July in Nelson, aud  has recently given his decision in favor of  the plaintiff, thus holding that the Sheep  Creek Star was an invalid location. A. G.  Gait, of Rossland, appeared for the plaintiff, and J. S. Clute, Jr., also of Rossland,  and W. J. Taylor, of Victoria, for the defendant. ' ���   ������'���'��� ������  -.  ....   ���.  Honeymoon Ends in Divorce.  " Swiftwater Bill," whose right name is  W. C. Gates, has had a brief matrimonial  experience. His actress wife has left him  and a divorce will soon follow. She was  a variety actress when Gates married her  last December, at San Francisco, immediately on his return from the Klondyke.  He was recommended to the little dancer  by her sister, to whoni Gates is said to  have offered a bucket of gold if she would  become his wife. Mrs. Gates left her  rooms in the Bald win hotel, San Francisco, last Wednesday night, and has not  been seen since. During the afternoon of  Wednesday she visited an attorney and  consulted him concerning a divorce..  WHY REDISTRIBUTION  IS  NECESSARY.  The Province so Shamefully Gerrymandered  that Public Sentiment is Stifled.  If there is one elector in the province  who is not convinced of the necessity for  the rearrangement of the constituencies  in this province, he should study the following table :  Whoop-Up Bought by the B. A. C.  The  Whoop-Up, adjoining  the Velvet,  on Sophie mountain, has passed into the  control   of  Moil. C. H. Mackintosh.    The  price paid was $10,000. The property  was originally owned by Thomas Coffey,  now on the Klondike, and the sale was  made through Oiaus Jeldness. The  Whoop-Up adjoins the Velvet on the side,  and the hitter's ledge dips into the  Whoop-Fp's ground.  Judge Forin on Gambling.  While holding court in Donald recently  an appeal came before judge Forin, in  which Sam Adler sought to have a hotel  license granted to him which had been refused by the government agent because  Adler allowed gambling in his hotel on  Sunday. Judge Forin refused Adler's application for a license. He said he was  hostile to gambling in every shape and  form, and stated that it was high time  that this evil, which was a great and  growing one, was stamped out. It was a  curse to the community wherever it was  ���practised.   Company Says it Intends to Build.  H. J. Caldwell and Kdward Mallindane,  of Victoria, civil engineers in the employ  of the Nelson & Bedlington railway company, are now employed in making a location of the N. & B. road. The comoany  announces that work is to begin soon between Bedlington and Kuskonook, down  the east side of the Kootenay river. It i.s  said that the company have a townsite  two miles this side of Kuskonook, at Red  Man's Point, which may become a rival  town. Great Northern trains are likely  to be running to it before fall.  New Denver Record Office.  Returns have just been made from the  record office at New Denver of the business transacted during the past year.  There wore 2520 miner's licenses issued,  HS2 locations recorded, and 1170 certificates of assessment work filed. The receipts from these sources amounted to  about $20,000, to which must be added -receipts from records of transfers, poll-tax,  trade, liquor, teamster and company licenses���making a grand total of about  $80,000. Alex. Sproat is the recorder and  he is assisted by two clerks.  5  5  oz.  r^  r .-*  .  ~  '~  ~  '   =7  ._>  I'-lci'toral   lii-iiriut...  X.  X  x.S  Cariboo   .1 '  170  101  571  Cassiar (Port Simpson).  ���> 1  199  255  Ciissiai'(Laketon)   . / ���  Comox      ... 1  5U  61  .ii..  Gowichan-_\Il_erni   '>  070  19  OSD  Esquimau   ���;  173  11  ISI  I'jast, Koolciiiiv :  Northern Division   i ,  581  1  .")&*.  Southern Di vision   . i '  12!l  21  153  West Kootenay:  North Riding      ... l  215  (Hi  311  South Hiding   ... i  902  211  1,113  Lillooet:  l'-iist Ruling   .. i  253  29  2S2  West Rifling   .. i  210  20  230  Nanaimo C'itv   .'   ... i  979    .  11  1,020  Nanaimo, North   .. i  701  S  712  Nanaimo, South    i  ���ah;  8  321  New Westminster Citv  ... i  i,:.02  19  1.321  Vancouver City      ...3  1,000  '~).r>  1,055  Victoria City      ...   1  1.771  IK)  1.826  Victoria, North   ...   1  319  12  361  Victoria, South   ...   1  on  31  675  Westminster District:  Riding of Chilliwack...  ...   1  710  21  701  Riding of Delta    ..   1  1,113  ���)  1.115  Riding of Dewdnev. ..  ..   1  S09  13  S22  Riding of Richmond...  .     I  959  II  970  Yale District:  West Riding   ..   1  -' 500  69  509  East Riding      ..   1  1.336  379  1,715  ..   1  902  58  960  pushing work on the property with grat.i"  f'ying results. Specimens of the ore show  consider'! hie native silver, and assays of  $1 10 in gold have been obtained.  K. C. Campbell-Johnson is having the  Denver group of claim'-, adjoining New  Denver, surveyed for a crown grant.  Work on the Vancouver group, on Four  mile  creek,  is  steadily   progressing,  ore  being stoped in each level.    Everett is the"  smelter point for the product, which goes  out.via the Slocan river railway.  Geo. Aylard. ex-manager of the Fnter-  prise mine on Ton Mile creek, is to be  married next week, at New Denver, to  Miss N. Aylwin, of that town. They will  honeymoon in Southern California via  Vancouver-.  The Lucky Jim group  down until Spring.  SIX-MILE   WAGON   ROAD.  Ihas been  closed  NEW"   DENVER   NOTES.  (iross Totals  .:��  21,061  1,126  25,190  There are at present 24,064 voters on the  provincial lists, and by the manner in  which the constituencies are fixed, 12,408  of these votes returm 22 supporters of the  Turner government, while the remaining  11,091 votes return but. eleven members.  It is therefore apparent that the constituencies which were considered safe by  the Davie government iu ISOI, received  just twice the representation in the legislature which was afforded to doubtful or  opposition constituencies. It i.s doubtful  if any other province in the.Dominion has-  been so shamefully gerrymandered as has  British Columbia, in order that the old  ring may domiuate provincial affairs.  This gerrymander was necessary in  order that Theodore Davie's government  should be sustained in the general elections in ISO-!. Premier Turner thinks it is  still .necessary, for., his govern mentis., sue-,  cess, and for this reason he gives signs of  funking in the matter of carrying out his  promise to readjust the representation  throughout the province.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  A new time table on the main line of  the C. P. R. went into effect on February  I.    It makes the running time of the west  bound trains four hours shorter, and that  of the east-bound five hours.  Among the important events of the day  ���was the reconciliation of John Houston,  mayor of Nelson, and R. Marpole, superintendent'of the Pacific division of the  Canadian Pacific railway. There were no  sacrifices of principle on either side.  A meeting of the South Kootenay Board  of Trade" will''-be held at 8.30 on Monday  for the purpose of memorializing the  federal government upon the question  of speedily erecting the necessary public  buildings in Nelson.  John West Jamiesou and Jessie A. Mc-  Rae were married last week, at the .residence of the bride's father in this city, by  Rev. Robt. Frew.  SLOCAN   MINING   NOTES.  Sixty-seven men were paid off at the  Slocan Star on Monday on account of necessary repairs at the mill and mine, it  is announced that operations will be resumed with a full force at an early date.  ' The owners of the Queen Bess mine are  meeting with great success in their work  of developing the property. Since they  took the property over it lias paid for its  own development and left a balance on  the right side of the ledger.  The Payne mine laid off 7.1 men this  week, the given reason being the freezing  up of the water pipes of the crusher.  Those on the inside state, however, that a  deal of mammoth proportions to an Kng-  l.ish syndicate is tlie cause.  Stock in the Thompson group, on Four'  Mile creek, which is owned principally in  Scotland, has been showing marked  strength of late. The property is improving rapidly, development work only having been done. Sufficient stoping territory has now been obtained to enable  more men to be employed, and it i.s purposed to increase the force at once to 75:  Shipping will then commence in earnest.  K. Burnett, P. L. S., of Rossland, is surveying the Emily Fdith, on Four-mile, for  a crown grant, in the interest of Chas. F..-  Hope, of Vancouver.  Work on the much-talked-of sampling  works at Roseberry i.s proceeding in a dilatory manner.  Pete Larsen is the accredited purchaser  of the U and I group of claims, on Ten  Mile creek, for $30,000. The group is  about II miles from Slocan lake.  The New Denver syndicate, which recently obtained the Mollie Hughes group  near that town for a trifle over $2,000, is  IT. Clever, the pioneer butcher of the  Slocan lake country, has retired from  business in New Denver in favor of P.  Burns & Co. of Nelson. The latter imports his meats dressed direct, from Calgary, and Denver's pestilential nursery is  a thing of the past.  Sandon has had a number of business  failures this week, Pitts Bros., and Crawford & McMillan being among the number.  Eighty people left Sandon last week for  the Klondyke via Vancouver.  F. Pyman has commenced the construction-of. a substantial business block in  New Denver.  Transferring of cars on Slocan lake is  greatly hampered by the low water, two  at Rosebery and one at Slocan City having received an icy immersion this week.  Rosebery is to have another hotel, D.  Matheson, of New Denver, being the  builder.  11. Knox is giving up the jewelry business at New Denver to go to Klondyke.  AINSWORTH   MINING   NOTES.  Mining around Ainswortli is for the  present confined to the No. I, Tariff,  Black Diamond and Albion. The Black  Diamond is shipping from -10 to 00 tons  "per'day to the'concentrator "arid* the Tariff is shipping about 100 tons daily to  Pilot Bay.  The Albion last week commenced a shipment of 250 tons of ore to the Stevenson  concentrator and. the mine is yielding  probably 20 tons of ore per day, carrying  from 00 to 70 per cent lead and from 00, to  100 ounces of silver. The north drift in  which the men are now working is; in 05  feet on the vein and the face of the drift  has four feet of fine ore. .  Some time since L. J. McAtee, the manager of the Twin, let a contract to Spokane parties, for 200 feet of tunnel. It is  now announced that after driving the  tunnel 110 feet the contractors encountered a three-foot body of galena, giving  assay values of $93 per ton. They then  began drifting on the lead, and have followed it for a distance of 50 feet.  The New Town of Moyie.  John I. Booge, of Moyie City, was in  Nelson this week. He predicts a great  future for Moyie. There are at present  250 residents in the town, and it is the  busiest place of its size in Kootenay.  Railroad construction accounts for the  present activity, but the residents of the  place say that this will shortly give way  to genuine mining activity. At present  Moyie is the headquarters for the Canadian Pacific between Wardner and Goat  River, and from 500 to 800 men are engaged in railway construction in the  vicinity of the town. The town at present boasts of a first-class general store,  three hotels, blacksmith shop and pack  and feed stables. The principal mines in  the vicinity of Moyie are the St. Fugene,  Moyie City and Lake Shore' groups.  These properties are all in a position to  ship, and in addition to them there are  fifteen or twenty other properties that  are being developed this winter. Captain  Sanborne is building a 75-foot steamer for  service on the lake. There is a good opening in Moyie for a brickmaker and a contracting -carpenter..  The Profits of ChartermonKorlng.  About two years ago Alex. Begg, of  ���Victoria, who styled himself Crofter's  Commissioner,, to distinguish his personality from that of the late editor of the  Mining Record, secured a charter for a  railway into the Teslin lake country.  This charter controlled the proposed route  of the C. P. R. into the Klondyke, and to  secure it Dan Mann, who is to build the  connecting link of railway from Telegraph  creek, lias paid over to Begg a cool $50,000.  The Dividend Passed Over.  At the regular meeting of the .Le Roi  company held in Spokane on Tuesday  evening it was decided to pass over the  regular monthly dividend. It is announced that the comuaiiy will use the  money available for the regular dividend  for the purchase of ore for the company's  smelter at Northport. The company is  using but one furnace at present, and  puts through 100 tons of ore per day.  Some of the Reasons   why  the   Road   Should  be Constructed at Once.  . Interest in the proposed wagon road up  Six-mile creek, to  tap the  rich basin of  Lemon   creek   and   contiguous    streams,  should not  be  permitted   io  lag  by  the  business  people of  Nelson,  as  energetic-  measures are'being drafted ro centre and  control the trade to the Slocan lake conn-,  try.   Two or  more  petitions  have  been  circulated by the business men  of Sl'ocaii'*.  City and others interested  in specula: ive  townsites inthat territory, and an ^effort  should be made.to offset these iu favor of  the Nelson route,   which is much  shorter  and of better grade.    Goods can   be  procured cheaper and in greater variety here,  which is an important fact to  theinine  owners, while the cost of export to. the  smelting centres would be several dollars  lower on the ton.  In the Lemon, Yuill, Springer, Kokanee,  and Ten-mile creek districts are mineral  deposits unexcelled anywhere in the camp  for richness, and Nelson should  have the  lion share of the business of these grow-  iugsections.  Outside capital is constantly  working towards these centres, and every  little   while    transfers    for    respectable  amounts are being recorded.    As an indication c^f the value of some of the properties in the new district may be cited the  Enterprise on  Ten-mile creek, for which  the   London   &   British   Columbia   Gold.  Fields Company are negotiating a purchase for the respectable fig'uf-e of $1,000,-  000.   This mine can easily ship 500 tons of  ore per month, of a smelter value of o\or  200   ounces   in   silver.'   Other   promising  groups  on the creeks named' are:   Two  Friends,   Arlington,    Meteor.    Crusader,  Chapleau, Alpine,   U & ], Black  Prince,  Regina, and a host of others.    Considerable work has been done on all, aud there  are upwards of a dozen  that are in the  position   of   shippers.   While   they  run  high in silver, the gold values of the several  properties are  uniformly high  aud.  well sustained.   Smelter returns on several shipments have exceeded $10 in gold  per tou, apart from the rich silver values.  By the judicious use of money a system  of trails could be constructed  that  would  render a  large  portion  of  the  territory"  tributary  to  Nelson  via  Six-mile creek,  and it should be looked after.  TENDERS OPENED FOR RETAINING WALL.  Noll & Thompson are a Long Way Below all  'Other Tenderers.  The third regular meeting of the second  council was held Monday afternoon, all  members being present.  Alderman Malone made a verbal report  on behalf of the committee appointed to  enquire into the question of necessary  supplies for the fire department. He  recommended that the matter be referred  to the mayor with authority to make the  required purchases.  Alderman Malone made a verbal report  on behalf of the public works committee,  recommending that the road be not built  to the N.&F. S. depot at present. The  report was received and adopted.0    .  Letters from George A. Hunter and  Arthur Booth re accident insurance for  members of the volunteer fire brigade,  were referred to the finance committee.  A letter was received from the manager  of the Bank of British Columbia stating  that the B. C. Corporation would not accept par for the two debentures which  the council wished to purchase. On motion of alderman Gilker, seconded by  alderman Malone, the mayor was authorized to ascertain the lowest figure at  which the debentures could be repurchased. ''-.-'.,������  '1'ne following tenders were received for  building a retaining wall on Ward street  and raising the street to a grade :  William McConnell, for work complete ..............*120<;  Onslow N'ewliug. for work complete -.-.. I3S1  Noll &.TIif_n_sp6ii, for work complete   ...  ...      2520  Noll & Thompson, for wall only....:...     ......   2370  W. P. MeEi-heron & Co., for work complete ..  6111  Twoinljlj & Maelleath'for work complete...  .....  0219  Twonibly & .Mc Heath, for wall only       3971  The tenders were referred to the public  yworks committee.  On motion of alderman. Whalley, the  city engineer was instructed to report on  the stability of the bridges throughout  the city.  On motion of alderman Hillyer, seconded by alderman Madden, it was resolved  that the sewer outlet be completed and  that the mayor be authorized to purchase  any additional material required.  On motion of alderman Malone, seconded by alderman Teetzel, it was resolved  that the mayor should urge the.postal department to establish a mail service between Nelson Ac Fort Steele.  The Miner Overlooked.  The Record : It would now appear that  the C. P. H. people forgot to include  Heinze's Hossland newspaper iu the railroad and smelter deal, and that the editor  of that sheet has been instructed to remind them of it by renewing the abuse of  that company. There is but .little question that Mr. Heinze wants some one to  help him let go of his Rossland newspaper  enterprise.    _   Bought Into a Law Suit.  P. A. O'Farrell closed a deal on Thursday morning with the British American  Corporation by which the big company  acquires lid Haney's interest in the Pack  Train and Legal Tender ground. It is  said that the company will purchase the  contesting interests in the property, and  thus end the litigation which has been  waged over the ground for the past two  vears.  ' 'A?_.T  ��� -,1. �� "   ���_  ������_..<;; I.\HE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY,-FEBRUARY 5, -L89S.  rp  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THK TK1 BUNK i- pnli i-l..-.: ..:, .Suurda...-, by,, Tiik  TltLUUXK Pui-I.iSiiim; L'uni'ANt. ������nil will oe mailed  to subscriber.-, on payuiom ol Two l)ut,i,.tKS a year.  No subscription taken ior les^ than a, year.  It KG UL Alt ADVERTISK.MKNTS printed at the following rates: One inch. -S30 a year; two inelies,  SCO' a  year;  three  inche.-. $S1 ii year: four inelies.  i ��90 a year; five inches, .~'I05 ;i yu.ir; six inelies and  over, at tho rate of 31.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS 20 cents a line for  lirst insertion ;ui.l 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   I.irlh.  marriage, and death notice.-, free.  LOCAL OR Rl.ADINO .".IATTKR NOTICES 25 cents a  line cacli insertion.  JOB PRINTING at (air rate.-.. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  every month;'subM_ription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  TIIK TRIBUNE, Nelson, 15. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  LA I5AU & FORIN���I'liynicians nnd Surgeons.  Rooms  3. I <md 5, iJigulow block. Nelson.   Telephone 12.  DR.   J.   A.. All.MSTllONO���Government   Veteritiary  fn-peclor.   Treats dincases of all domestic iinimiila.  All stock inspected ill Nelson.   Nelson, 1J. C.  Oflicc: Mara l.lock.  DR. .1. W. QUKVLAN, DENTIST  Raker Street, Nel-on.  w.  J. II. HOLMES, C. E.��� I'rovinciul Land Surveyor.  I'. O. box 82. Kaslo, B. C.  A.  If.   II' )I_ntCII���Analytical Chemist and Assayer.  Hall street. Nelson.  In   addition  to  and  Fancy for  a complete   line  the use of all   c  of  Groceries, both   Staple  lasses of consumers.    We  are carrying* the largest  and  most elegant  line ol  ra! Electric Company, Ltd.  Capital $1,500,000.    Head Offices Toronto, Ontario:  MINERS! You can make use of water power 50 miles from your mines with our system.  We can also sell you complete telephone outfits and install them.  British Columbia Branch Offices      <i,^^I!:;i^^^^i^^^u       Frank Darling,  Kootenay Agent  J  C. <J WILLIM,  KA.Sc. & W.'S. .JOHNSON. H.A.Se.  ���Mining   Engineer-,   and   Analytical   Chemists,  Slocan City, U. C.  LODGE   MEETINGS.  ��>  NELSON LODGE, NO. 28. A. F. & A. M. Meets  second Wednesday in each month. Sojourning  brethren in vired.  in the Kootenay districl. Complete outfits furnished  Hotels, Steamers, and Families. It will pay you to inspect our large stock of Teas, Coffees, Dried Fruits afid  Canned Goods      .     .    .  Wire Rope, Feed Water Heaters, Elevators, Shafting, Pulleys, Pipe Cutters,  Special Tools, and a new lot of Tube Cleaners just in.   Roebling's Wire  R��Pe*   SVot �����. FRANK DARLING, Agent.  KNUHITS OF PVTIIIAS���Nol-on Lodge, No. -'a.  Knights of I'ythias, 11100U in Ca-tle hall. Macdonald block, corner of .Josephine and Vernon streels, every  Tuesday evening at S o'clock. All visiting knights are  cordially invited to atienfl.  .Ioii.v .J. M.-i.oxi.. (-'. C.  GlOOItOI- lJAI_TltlDCI_, IC. of R. _t S.  B_A._KZ_BDR   STEEET  The Ames Holden Go's special "Columbia,"  "Vancouver," "Kootenay" should be worn  by everybody who wants a first-class mountain boot  ��to QDribtme*  .SATURDAY MORNING  FEUUUARY 5, 1K51S  The   purchase of  F.   August Heinze's  railway and smelter interests by the Canadian. Pacific   railway   company   should  materially change  the Boundary   Creek  railway situation.    The chief cry of those  who advocated the granting of large cash  bonuses to the Columbia & Western railway was that by this policy the government would prevent the Canadian Pacific  company from fastening a railway monopoly upon that district.    If those who advanced   this   argument   were  honest  in  their belief that such would  be the case,  tliey must, in view of recent events, have  had reason to change their opinion.    They  must-    now    see    that   anything    which  strengthens the hands of the Columbia &  Western railway company but strengthens the Canadian Pacific company's prospective monopoly upon Boundary Creek.  liy the Canadian Pacific's purchase of the  C. & W. railway, all doubt as to the issues  involved in the Boundary Creek railway  problem  is  removed.    Oh the one  hand  the people have the proposition of D. C.  Corbin, by which they ore offered, free of  cost, railway connection with the several  systems of the United States, and on the  other they have, under different aliases,  the  proposition  of  the Canadian Pacific  railway company,  involving, as it does,  the granting of many thousands of dollars  in the way of bonuses.   It is doubtful if  any one  district  was ever  similarly assailed  before.    One  railway company is  asking for  the   bare   permission   to construct a   railway,   while   another   is demanding a million dollars or more for according  practically   tlie  same   facilities.  In such a case  there should be no cause  for hesitancy on the part of any government in  determining  its line of action.  If the business of a district justifies one  railway in building into it without state  aid,   there  surely  can  be  no excuse for  even considering  the proposition of giving state aid to its rival.  Dunsmuir     collieries     from     employing  Chinese..   Finally the government decided  that it  would  be bad policy  to  further  openly oppose the white miners' organization, and the Coal Mines Regulation Act  was fixed up with the avowed purpose of  granting the white minersrche protection  they   prayed   for.    For some  time after  the  act became law the  government refused  to, enforce it.   The   white  miners  again brought pressure to bear, and .last  spring J. D. Little, of the Dunsmuir mines  at   Union  was fined $100 for employing  Chinese underground contrary to the act.  The   Dunsmuirs   took an  appeal  to the  ^supreme   court and   the conviction ,'was  quashed, as it was shown that the government which pa'ssed the act to please the  white  miners, served  the Dunsmuirs ac  the same time by neglecting to put,in a  peualty clause.   From   this  decision  the  province took an appeal for appearance  sake, but the full court affirmed the decision   of   the   supreme   court   that   the  omission of a penalty  clause for the enforcement of the act was fatal.  This puts  the government in the position of having  again   to work  a  bunco  game  upon  the  white miners before the general elections  in   June.    The   attempt   will    be   worth  watching.        I_ardeau Placers.  Trout   Lake   Topic:   On Tuesday   last  Archie McGillivray,  who is interested iu  the lease on tlie claim adjoining that of  Messrs.  Brown, Culkeen  & Co., brought  down to Trout Lake  City  six ounces of  gold, the results of a clean-up of a little  over two yards of gravel.    On Saturday  last  Messrs.  Hughes. Gainer  and  Campbell, who had been up at the workings, reported that, while there, a single pan of  dirt gave the very satisfactory returns of  $11.    This is the best yet panned, and it is  evident that as the work is pushed ahead  and approach made to Bedrock, the dirt is  getting richer.    Here are some of the re-  returns made from single pans: $1. $1.25,  $2, $3, $7.10 and $L1.    Some of the properties further up the creek are turning out  well.    The  one. owned   by  Messrs.   Nix,  Verscboyle and Bourke near Ten-mile, is  claimed by them to be a vevy rich proposition.      They   state,   after   thoroughly  prospecting the ground, that a hundred  yards square of itand of an averagedepth  of two feet, will range from 5 cents to $2  to the pan in  gold.    About a mile above  them  and close  to Ten-mile, is   another  pretty fair property,  owned  by Messrs.  Cague, AUigren and Ellen.    While prospecting  the  ground  they  panned  out a  fraction over two ouuce.s of gold.   Tliey  have dammed the creek and cut a ditch  from thence, by means of which they are  In the legislature and from the public I going to try to get out some of the gold  they know is there.  The Noble Five to Resume.  The Kootenaian : The Noble Five mine  is soon  to  resume  operations,   probably  under  the superintendnncy of   .lohn   G.  McGuigan,   who  is now  in Victoria, but  In view of past experiences it may be  expected that opposition to the Corbin  railway will be raised upon "patriotic"  grounds. It was so in the case of the  Nelson Ac Fort Sheppard and the fled  Mountaiu railways, and although it has  since been demonstrated that these roads  were of incalculable benefit to southern  Kootenay, it may be safely af'lirmed that  Corbin's application for a charter will be  opposed on tlie ground that his company  is foreign, and that his railway connection comes from the south. Those who  raise this issue whenever the cupidity of  the Canadian Pacific railway is baulked,  lose sight of the fact that, aside from the  circumstance that its name is Canadian  and that'its tracks are only in part laid  in Canada, there is practically nothing  Canadian about the great railway of the  dominion. The great bulk of its stock is  held by foreign investors, the majority of  whom live in Holland. Of its dividends  more than ninety per cent, of the whole  is taken directly out of the country.  What manner of patriotism, then, is it  whicli denies the mining industry of  southern Kootenay all  railway  facilities  save such as may be afforded by this company   that   is   Canadian  in  name only?  Had this idea of patriotism prevailed and  resulted in the shutting out of the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard and the Red Mountain  railways, would the raining iudustry have  been as far advanced in soiithern^Koot-  enay as  it is today?.   There is  another  point worth keeping in  mind.   The men  who are interested in the Canadian Pacific  railway have no interest in Canada nor  Canadian affairs aside from the size and  regularity of their dividends.   They are  men  whose  investments  go   into industrials rather than mining.    On the other  hand the men  who are more heavily interested in the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  and Bed Mountain railways, aud who are  interested in the Kettle River railway project, are western men.    They are men all  of  whom  are  more or less interested iu  mining.     They   are   men  whom   it   will  benefit this province to have interested iu  it, and over aud above all. they are business men and not bonus-hunters. v  ���' Tiik Nelson Tbii.une says there is no  " reason why Hon. Mr. Turner should not  " express his views and those of the gov-  " eminent on the question of redistribu-  " tion   before  he has consulted   his col-  " leagues.   The trouble with the Tribune  " is that it has not the most elementary  '* notion   of   how   the   government of a  " country   is  conducted."   The above is  the best defence which the chief organ of  the Turner government can make for premier   Turner's  evident  unwillingness  to  face   the question  of redistribution.   If  the Colonist's theory is correct,  premier  Turner cannot say  whether  he  will  be  honest or  not, until  the members of his  council   have   determined   which   policy  would be the best politics.   This may be  true of premier Turner, but it is not kind  on the part of tlie Colonist to say so.   The  Colonist evidently has no conception of a  first minister capable of shaping a policy  for himself and of requiring the members  of his cabinet to either support that policy or resign.    There are such ministers,  of course, but premier Turner is not one  of them.    For three years ,the electors of  the  province   have   been  discussing the  inequalities and injustice of the redistribution measure of 189-1.    It has been discussed in the legislature, throughout the  province and iu the press, and the unfairness of the measure is so generally understood that no one will attempt to defend  it  platform premier Turner has admitted  that in fairness the province should have  a new redistribution measure. A year  ago he led the people to believe that he  would introduce such a measure during  the approaching session. More recently  he marie a direct promise to this effect to  the electors of Rossland. Now, within  two weeks of the opening of the legislature, premier Turner has an inclination to  funk ; and the Colonist, by a system of  quibbling, seeks to justify his funking.  Fairness demands the readjustment of  the representation as much as ever, but  the Turner government is afraid of the  issue, and the interests of the province  must be sacrificed to the exigencies of  premier Turner and the Dunsmuirs.  BRANCH MARKETS   .    .   .    .    .' "  ��� Rossland and Trail, in Trail Creek District  Three  Forks and Sandon, in Slocan  Districl  Kaslo in Ainswortli District ��� ���   '  Prepared to supply consumers with everything in the way of fresh and cured meats.  Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  The Kootenay  Kaslo,. B. C.  Will start about March 15th  with about double its former  capacity in all departments.  7,000,000 feet of logs" under  contract for  early delivery.  VICTORIA,  B. C.  hoiesale Merchants  The Planing Mill  and Factory  Is now running Cull time under tho management  of C. E. Doty, a competent draughtsman and  mechanic who will furnish special drawings free  of charge.    New Designs  In house interiors, ofi'icc and store fixtures, dado  work, mantles, brackets, mouldings, hook cases,  furniture, turnings, carving, grill work, and band  sawing. Orders for all suob work executed in an  artistic manner.  One Car Glass  ppers  m porters  SCOTCH   "W*:E3_IS:K__I:____S  Dawson's Perfection    Tosh  Four Crown Crawford's Special  B. O. S. XXX Caol  Ma  Huntley.Blend  lil  oxai-A.oiviF^.G-asr'His  C.  H.  Mumm & Co.     Moet & Chandon  Carte Blanche Pommery & Greno  Camuset. Heidsieck & Co!  Green Seal  AN  EXCELLENT   STOCK   OF   IMPORTED  CIGARS   JUST   TO   HAND  Direct from Belgium expected this month. I .ough  and dressed lumber, laths, etc.. always in stock.  Two Cars Sash  and Doors   Yard and branch office foot of llendryx Street  ycls��"G. 0. BUCHANAN  Spokane Falls & Northern,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard,  Red Mountain Railways.  TFje only all rail route without change of cars  between Nelson aqd Rossland, arid  Spokane ar|d Rossland.  Heating and Cooking  Both Wood and Goal  TIN  Leave  !):'2(i a. in..  12.00 n. m  8:00 a. m..  DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS.   N'ELSON      UOSSLAN'IJ    SPOKANE   Arrive  . ...">:'..> p.in.  ..-2:50 p. in.  . ..(i:10p. 111  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage daily.  Asheroft &_MeClellan  bl_\cksm;thinc /p  EXPERT HORSESHOEING  Wagon  Repairing Promptly Attended  to  by a First-Class Wheelwright  MINING SUPPLIES       STEEL       HAMMERS  PICKS       SHOVELS  ORE CARS       ORE BUCKETS  AND   AGATEWARE   OP   EVERY   DESCRIPTION  GOOD ASSORTNENT  SHELF HARDWARE  AGENTS FOR E. B. EDDY'S PAPER  HAVE IN STOCK  WRAPPING PAPER       PAPER BAGS  TOILET PAPER       PAPER ROLLS  AND CUTTERS FOR SAME  Cordova Street, Vancouver, and..Baker Street,  Nelson.  HERALD0,  MONOGRAM,  SCHILLAR  Manufactured by The George E. Tuekett & Son Co., Ltd.       UNION MADE CIGARS  SOLE AGENT,  NELSON, B. C.  S. J. MIGHTON  The decision of the full court in the case  of regina v. Little has been delivered, and  the members of the miners' organization  have now indisputable evidence that  there was no sincerity in the provincial  government's avowed friendliness in the  passage of the Coal Mines Regulation  Act. For several years the miners' union  of Vancouver Island endeavored to secure  legislation to prohibit the employment of  Chinese underground in the mines. The  white miners demonstrated that there  was great danger in being obliged to work  underground with Chinese, but it took  them several years before they could induce the Dunsmuir government to pass  any legislation which  would prevent the  expected here iu a short time. The resumption of operations is the result of  the prompt action of interested Victoria  parties, supposed to be the Dunsmuirs, in  buying up and paying off the claims  against the company, which at, the time  of the appointment of receiver Kycid some  weeks ago, amounted to about $55,000.  Th") Dunsmuirs owned about 85,000 shares  of stock, for which they paid a round  figure. Under what arrangement, tliey  are now working, and what will be the  effect upon the stockholders cannot at  this time be ascertained. All that is  known is that the claims are being liquidated and that an early opening of the  mine i.s announced. As a result of this  the stock is advancing in price, being now  quoted in Spokane at Vi cents. It is said  that the same parties who are now paying off the debts will also advance sufficient funds to thoroughly develop the  mine. ���   1 The Sun's Rays to Make Steam.  The New York World prints a story  with an "illustration" of Mr. Nikola  Tesla's latest work, consisting of an apparatus, for generating steam by means of  the heat of the sun's rays when available.  According to the World, Mr. Tesla is  planning to build an immense plant on  Long Island as soon as his model is perfected, in the center of a large room  with a glass roof will be placed a huge  cylinder of thick glass.   This will repose  Special attention given to all l^inds of repairing  an,d custom worl^ from outside points  SHOP:    Cor. Baker and Hall Sts. ftelson.  FOOT OF   HALL STREET, NELSON.  T.  W.  GRAY,  Proprietor.  ^ @  Outfit and start from VANCOUVER  because  is the  easiest place on  on earth to get to.  is  llie ��� nearest  port  to  Alaska.  goods are the 'cheapest  and best on the. coast.  pood-! pays no customs  fluty,    being   Canadian  freight is last on board  and   lirst flisembarked.  1. VANCOUVER  2. VANCOUVER  3. VANCOUVER  1. VANCOUVER  make.  ���y  VANCOUVER  Practical men know the value of this pointer.  r. VANCOUVER -;r vwuws  steamers call at VANCOUVER  Maps and information given free.  \V. UllDli'ltKV, President Board of Trade,  Vancouver, H. C.  on a bed of asbestos. A system of mirrors will reflect the rays of the sun info  the glass cylinder full of chemically  treated water, and thus generate steam  which will be led to a steam engine. Mr.  Tesla, proposes to give his invention free  to the world when it i.s worked out.  Doors,  Sash,   Band Sawing,   Turned Work,  and Office Fittings.-    Just  arrived and in stock, a carload of Chance's English  Rolled  Glass; all sizes up to 4 by 6 feet  _A_-  C_   E^vVART  Room li, Clements & Hillyer Block, Nelson  School Teacher Wanted.  A ciualilicd assistant tea'-her is required for the N'elson  Public School, duties to be assumed on February 1st.  Applications will he received up till .Inniiarv 2SI.Ii, to be  addressed, K. ('. ARTHUR Secretary.  Nelson. January I.ith, ISi.S.  THE~TREMONT_~  A nSTELSODST  MALONE & TRKGILLUS. Proprietors.  Ii you have any birds yon wish to have .stufl'ud,  and deer heads or antlers to mount, or any  other work in tho taxidermist's line see George.  Shiell.  ALL  WORK   LEFT   AT   W.   F.  TEETCEL  &   CO.'S  DRUG STORK PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO  CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NELSON  Is one of the best, hotols in Toad Mountain districl,. mid  is the headquarters   or prospectors and miners.  *N*OTICE  .Section II of My-law No. (I. of the City of Nelson, reads  as follows: ' ,  II. It shall be the duty of any occupant of any building fronting on any street within the city to keep the  sidewalk in front fif such building in a proper state of  cleanliness, and no occupant shall place I he. sweepings or  ashes from his promises on the public -treels.  JOHN* HOUSTON. Mavor.  Nelson, 13. C. December Hist, 18(17.  PI  __r-_*j  m  ***���*�� THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SA.TU.RLA V, EKBLUARV  1898.  all paid  up,     -  Rest,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  LORD  STKATHCONA ANH  Hon. GEO. A.  DRUMMONI).  'ii: s. clouston   MT  KOYAL, Preside nt   Vice-President  ..General Manager  ���   3sr_EX_iSO_i*sr  B.R.^rNro'H:  M. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IIKANCl-liH  IN     -���  LONDON   (England).   NEW  YORK,    CHICAGO  and in the principal citios in Canada.  May and  -el)  Sterling   Exchange and  Cable Transfers  nK.\NT COMMKItCtAl- AND TKAVELLEKS' CH1-DITS.  availablo in any part, of tlie world.  IJHAKTS  ISSUED    COLLECTIONS MADE;   ICTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  BATE OF INTEREST (at present) 3 Per Cent.  A   HOLY   TERROR.  There was an entire hick of interest in  the latesr, arrival at Hurdy-Gurdy. He  was not even christened with the picturesquely descriptive nickname which i.s so  frequently a mining camp's word of welcome to the newcomer. In almost any  other camp thereabout this circumstance,  would of itself have .seemed him some  such appellation as "The White-headed  Conundrum," or ".No Survey" ��� an expression naively supposed to suggest to quick  intelligences the Spanish quiet) sabe. He  came without provoking a ripple of concern upon the social surface of- Hurdy-  > Gurdy���a place which, to the general Cali-  i'ornian contempt of men's personal antecedents super-added a local indifference  ot'its own. The time was long past when  it was of any importance who.came there,  or if anybody came. No one was living  at Jlurdy-Gui-dy. . *'"  Two years before the camp had boasted  a stirring population of two or three thousand males, and not fewer than  a dozen  females.   A majority of the former lmd  done a lew week's earnest work iu demonstrating, to the disgust of the hitter, the  singularly   mendacious character of.the  person whose ingenious tales of rich gold  deposits had   lured   them  thither���work,  by the way. in which  there was as little  mental  satisfaction  as pecunia^-- profit;  i'or a bullet from  the  pistol  of a public-  spirited citi/.en had put that imaginative  beyond the reach of aspersion ou the third  day of the camp's existence.    Still, his fiction had a certain foundation in fact, tind  many had lingered a considerable time in  and about Ilurdy-Gurdy, though now all  had been long gone.  But-they  had  left ample evidence  of  .  their   sojourn.     From   the  point   where  Injun creek falls into the Hio San Juaii  Smith, tip along both banks of the former  into the canyon   whence  it emerges, extended a double row of forlorn  shanties  that seemed about  to fall upon  oue another's  neck  to bewail  their desolation;  while about an equal number appeared to  have   straggled   up  the slope on   either  hand, and perched themselves upon commanding eminences, whence they craned  forward to get a good view of the affecting scene.   Most of these habitations were  emaciated, as by famine, to the condition  of mere skeletons, about which clung unlovely tatters of what might have been  skin, but  was  really cauvas.   The  little  valley itself, torn, and gashed by pick aud  shovel, was uuhandsome, with long, bending lines of decaying flume resting here  aud   there   upon   the summits  of sharp  ridges, and stilting awkwardly acrossthe  interspaces    upon    uuhewu    poles.   The  whole place presented that raw and forbidding aspect of arrested  development  which  is a new country's substitute for  the solemn grace of ruin wrought by time.  Whenever   there   remained   a   patch   of  original soil, a rank overgrowth of weeds  and brambles had spread upon  the scene,  and from   its dank,  uuwholesome shades  the  visitor in such  matters might  have  obtained   numberless   souvenir's    of   the  camp's    former    glory���fellowless    boots  mantled with green mold and plethoric of  rotting leaves; an occasional old felt hat;  desultory remnants of a flannel shirt: sardine boxes inhumanly mutilated,  and a  surprising profusion of black  bottles, distributed with a truly catholic impartiality, everywhere.  The man who had now rediscovered  Hurdy-Gurdy was evidently not curious  as to its archaeology. Nor, as he looked  about him upon the dismal evidences of  wasted work and broken hopes, their dispiriting significance accentuated by the  ironical pomp of a cheap gilding by the  rising sun, did he supplement his sigh of  weariuess by oneof sensibility. Me simply  removed from the back of his tired burro  a miner's outfit a trifle larger thau the  animal itself, picketed that creature, and,  selecting a hatchet from his kit, moved  off at once across the dry bed of .Injun ���  creek to the top of a low, gravelly hill  beyond.  ! Stepping across a prostrate fence of  brush and boards, he picked up one of the  latter, split it into five parts, and sharpened ti. em at one end. Me then began a  kind of search, occasionally stooping to  examine something with close attention.  At last his patient scrutiny appeared to  be rewarded with success, for he suddenly  erected his figure to its full height, made  a gesture of satisfaction, and at once pronounced the word "Scarry," and at once  strode away, with long, equal steps, which  he counted, then stopped and drove one  of his stakes into the earth. He then  looked carefully about him, measured off  a number of paces over a singularly uneven ground, and hammered in another.  Pacing off twice the distance at a right  angle to his former course, he drove down  a third, and, repeating the process, sank  home the fourth, and then a fifth. This  he split at the top, and iu the cleft inserted an old letter envelope, covered with  an intricate system of pencil tracks. Iu  short, he staked oil' a, hill claim iu strict  accordance with the local mining laws of  Hurdy-Gurdy, and put up the customary  notice. ' ;  It is necessary to  explain  that one of  the   adjuncts   to   Hurdy-Gurdy���one   to  which that metropolis became afterward  itself an adjunct��� ivn' a cemetery.   In the  first week of the camp's existence this had  been thoughtfully laid out by a committee  of citizens.   The day after had'been signalized   by a debate between  two  members of the committee, with reference to a  more eligible site, and  on the third  day  the   necropolis   was   inaugurated    by   a  double funeral.    As the camp had  waned  the cemetery had waxed; and long before  the ultimate inhabitant, victorious alike  over the insidious malaria and .the   forth  right revolver, had turned   the tail of his'  pack-ass upon  Injun creek, the outlying  settlement had become a populous if not  popular   suburb.    And    now,   when    the  town was fallen into the sere and yellow  leaf of  an   unlovely  senility,'  the graveyard��� though somewhat marred   by time  and circumstance, and not altogether exempt from  innovations' in grammar and  experiments in orthography, to say nothing of the devastating coyote���answered  the   humble  needs  of its  denizens  with*  reasonable completeness.    It comprised a  generous two acres of ground, which, with  commendable thrift but needless care, had  been   selected  for  its   mineral  uuworth,  contained two or three skeleton trees (one  of which had a stout lateral branch'i'roin  which a weather-wasted rope still significantly dangled), half a hundred  gravelly  mounds, a score of rude headboards  displaying  the  literary  peculiarities ab..ve  mentioned,   and   a struggling colony  of  prickly   pears.    Altogether,   God's Location, as  with characteristic  reverence it  had been.called, could justly boast of an  indubitably superior quality of desolation.  It was in the most thickly settled portion  of this interesting demesne that Mr. Jefferson Doman staked off his claim.    If iu  the prosecution of  his design   he should  deem it expedient to remove any of the  (lead, they would  have  the right to   be  suitably re-interred.  This Mr. Jefferson Doman was from  Elizabethtbwn, New Jersey, where six.  years before, he had left his heart in the  keeping of a golden-haired, demure-mannered young woman- named Mary Matthews, as collateral security for his return  to claim her hand.  " I just know you'll never get back alive  ���you never do succeed in auything," was  the remark which illustrated Miss Matthews' notion of what constituted success,  and, incidentally, her view of the nature  of encouragement. She added: "If you  don't I'll go to California too. 1 can put  the coins in the little bags as you dig them  out."  This characteristically feminine theory  of auriferous deposits  did  uot commend  itself to the masculine intelligence: it was  Mr. Doman's belief that gold was found  in a liquid condition.    He deprecated her  intent with considerable enthusiasm, suppressed her .sobs with a light hand upon  her mouth, laughed in her eyes as he kissed  away   her   tears,   and.   with- a  cheerful  "Ta-ta," went to California to labor for  her through the long, loveless years, with  a strong heart, an alert hope, and a steadfast fidelity that never tor a moment forgot what it was about.    In the meantime  'Miss Matthews had  granted a monopoly  of her humble talent for sacking up coins  to Mr. Jo Seemau, of New York, gambler,  by whom it was better appreciated than  her commanding genius for unsackingaud  bestowing them upou his local rivals.    Of  this latter aptitude, indeed, he manifested  his disapproval by. an act which secured  him the position  of clerk  of  the ��� prison  laundry at Sing Sing,  and  for her  the  sobriquet of "Split-faced Moll." At about  this   time   she   wrote   to   Mr.  Doman  a  touching letter of renunciation, enclosing  her plaotograph to prove that she had no  longer a right to indulge the dream of become   Mrs.   Doman,   and   recounting   so  graphically her fall from a horse that the  staid bronco upon which Mr. Doman had  ridden into Red  Dog  to get the  letter,  made vicarious atonement under the spur  all  the  way  back   to  camp.   The letter  failed in a signal  way to accomplish its  object: the fidelity which had before been  to Mr. Doman a matter of love and duty,  was thenceforth a  matter of honor also;  and  the  photograph,  showing   the once-  pretty  face sadly disfigured   as   by  the  slash of a knife, was duly instated in his  affections, and its more comely predecessor  treated   with   contumelious  neglect.  On being apprised of this, Miss Matthews,  it is only  fair  to say,'appeared  less surprised than from the apparently low estimate  of Mr.  Doman's  generosity  which  the tone of her former letter attested, one  would naturally have expected her to be.  Soon after, however, her letters grew infrequent, then ceased altogether.  13ut Mr. Doman had another correspondent, Mr. 13aruey Bree, of Hurdy-Gurdy,  formerly of Red Dog. This gentleman,  although a notable figure among.'miners,  was not a niiner. His knowledge of mining consisted mainly iu a marvellous com-  mancK of its slang, to which he made  copious;, contributions, enriching its vocabulary with a wealth of extraordinary  phrases more remarkable for their aptness  than their refinement, and which impressed the unlearned ���'tenderfoot" with  a lively sense of the profundity of their  inventor's acquirements. When not entertaining a circle of admiring auditors  from San Francisco or the east he could  commonly be found pursuing the comparatively obscure industry of sweeping  out the various dance houses and purifying the spittoons.  Barney had apparently but two passions  in life���To ve of Jefferson Doman, who had  once been of some service to him, and love  of whiskey, which certainly had not. He  had been among tho first in the rush to  Hurdy-Gurdy. but had not prospered, and  had sunk by degrees to the position of  grave digger. This was not a vocation,  but Barney in a desultory way turned  his trembling hand to it whenever some  local misunderstanding at the card table  and his own partial recovery from a prolonged debauch occurred coincidently in  point of time. One day Mr. Doman received, at Red   Dog,  a   letter   with  the  simple postmark, "Hurdy, Cal.," and being occupied with another matter, carelessly thni-t it into a chink of his cabin  for future perusal. Some two year* Liter  it was acciiiently dislodged, aud he i-.-.-nl  it.    It ran a-> follows:     ��� ' ,"  llui-i-v, June (Jih.  " Friend .led': I've bit bur hard in the boneyard. She's  blind ami lousv. I'm on the divvy���that's me, anil miim'.-  my lay till you tool.    Your.-., HAKXEV."  "1*. S.~ I've ela.ved her with Scarry."  With some knowledge of the general  mining camp argot and of .Mr. Brae's private system for the communication of  ideas, Mr. Doman had no difficulty in  undersianding by this uncommon epistle  that Barney, while performing his duty  as grave digger, had uncovered a quartz  ledge with no outcroppings; that it was  visibly rich in free gold; that, moved by  consideration* of friendship, he was willing to accept Mr. Doman as a partner, and  pending that .gentleman's declaration, of  his will in the matter, would discreetly  keep the discovery a secret. From the  postscript it was plainly inferable tha.t,  in order to conceal the treasure, he had  buried above it the mortal part of a person named Scarry.  From subsequent events, as related to  Mr. Doman at Red Dog, it'would appear  that before taking this precaution Mr.  Bree had the thrift to remove a modest  competency of the gold; at any rate, it  was about that time that he entered upon  that memorable series of potations and  ti'eatings which is still one of tin- cher- J  ished traditionsrof the San Juan Smith I  country, and is spoken of with respect- as  far away as Ghost Rock and Lone Hand.  At its conclusion, some former citizens'of  Hurdy-Gurdy, for whom he had performed  the last kindly office at- the cemetery.  made room for him among them, and he  rested well.  Having finished staking off' his claim.  Mr. Doman walked back to the center of  it and stood again at Lhe spot where his  search among the graves had expired in  the exclamation, "'Scarry." He bent  again over the headboard which bore that  name, and, as if to re-inforce the senses ot  sight and hearing, ran his i'uretiugeraluiig  the rudely carved letters, aud, re-erecting  himself, appended orally to the simple inscription the shockingly forthright epitaph, "She was a holy terror!"  Had Mr. Doman been  required to make  these words good with proof���as, considering their somewhat censorious character,  he doubtless should have been���he would  have found himself embarrassed by  the  absence of reputable witnesses, and hearsay evidence would  be the best he could  command.   At the time when Scarry had  been prevalent in the miningcamps thereabout, when, as the editor of the ITurdy  Herald  would  have  phrased  it, she  was  "in   the  plentitude  of her  power"���Mr.  Doman's fortunes had been at a low ebb,  and  he had  led  the vagrantly laborious  life of'a prospector.    His time  had  been  mostly spent in the mountains, now with  one   companion,   now   with  another.    It  was from  the admiring recitals of these  casual  partner?, fresh  from  the  various  camps, that his judgment of Scarry had  been made up; himself had never had the  doubtful advantage of her acquaintance  and   the   precarious   distinction   of   her  favor.   Aud when, finally, on  the termination of her perverse career at Hurdy-  Gurdy, he had  read in a chance copy of  the   Herald    her    columu-lohg   obituary  (written   by  the  local   humorist  of that  lively sheet in the highest style of his art),  Doman had paid to her memory and;to  her historiographer's genius  the  tribute  of a smile, and chivalrously forgotten her.  Standing now  at  the  grave-side of this  mountain Messalina, he recalled the leading events of her turbulent career, as he  had heard them'celebrated at his various  camp fires, and, perhaps with -an- unconscious   attempt   at   self-justification,  repeated  that she   was  a holy terror, and  sank his pick  into  her grave up to the  handle.    At that moment a raven, which  had silently settled upon a branch of the  blasted   tree   above   his   head,  solemnly  snapped  its  beak  and  uttered  its mind  about the matter with an approving croak.  Pursuing his discovery of tree gold with  great zeal, which he probably credited to  his   conscience   as   a   grave   digger, Mr.  Barney Bree had made an unusually deep  sepulcher, and it was near sunset before  Mr. Doman,  laboring  with  the  leisurely  deliberation of one who has a "dead sure  thing" and no fear of an  adverse claimant's enforcement of a prior right, reached  the   coffin  and   uncovered  it.    When  he  had done so he  was confronted   with a  difficulty for which he had  made no provision; the coffin���a mere flat shell of not  very well-preserved  redwood boards, apparently���had  no  handles,  and   it filled  the entire bottom of tlie excavation.  The  best he could  do  without  violating the  decent sanctities of the situation, was to  make the excavation sufficiently longer to  enable him to stand  at the head of the  casket, and, getting  his  powerful   hands  underneath,  erect it  upou  its  narrower  end: and this  he  proceeded  to  do.   The  approach of night quickened Ids efforts.  He   had  no   thought  of abandoning his  task at this stage, to resume it tomorrow  under    more    advantageous    conditions.  The feverish stimulation of cupidity and  tlie fascination of terror held  him  to his  dismal work with an iron authority,    He  no longer idled, but wrought with a terrible zeal.    His head uncovered, his upper  garments discarded,  his shirt opened at  the neck and thrown back from his breast,  down which ran sinuous rills of perspiration,   this   hardy   and   impeuiteut gold-  getter  and   grave  robber  toiled   with  a  giant   energy  that almost  dignified  the  character   of his   horrible   purpose, and  when the sun fringes  had  burned  themselves out along the crest line of the western hills,'aud the full  moon  had climbed  out of  the  shadows   that  lay  along  the  purple  plain,  he  had   erected   the  coffin  upon its foot, where it stood  propped up  against the end of the open grave.    Then,  as the man, standing up to his neck in the  earth at the opposite extreme of the excavation, looked at the coffin upon which  tlie moonlight now fell with a full illumination, he was thrilled with a sudden terror  to observe upon it the startling appnration of a  chirk human  head    the shadow  of his own.  For a- moment this simple and  natural circumstance unnerved him.   The  noise of his labored breathing  frightened  him, and he tried to still it, but his bursting  lungs  would   not   be  denied.    Then,  laughing half audibly and wholly without  spirit, he began making movements of his  head from side u> side, iu order to compel  the apparition ti> repeat them, lie found  a cniiil'ini ing re.-i--.ur;i "i-e iu asserting his  cmnnmiiii m'tji' In- own shadow, lie was  temporizing, making, with unconscious  prudence a dilatory opposition to an impending car.asrrophe. He felt that invisible force-- of evil were closing in upon  him, and he parleyed for lime with the  inevitable.  He now observed iu succession several  extraordinary circumstances. The surface  of the coffin upon which his eyes were  fastened was not flat; it presented two  distinct ridges, one longitudinal and the  other trans verse. Where these intersected at the widest part, there was a corroded metallic plate that reflected the  moonlight with a dismal luster. Along,the  outer edges of the collin. at long intervals,  were rust-eaten heads'of nails. This frail  product of the carpenter's art had been  put into the grave the wrong side up!  Perhaps it was one of the humors of the  camp���-a practical manifestation of the  facetious spirit that had found literary  expression in the , topsy-turvy obituary  notice from the pen of Hurdy-Gurdy's  great humorist. Perhaps it had some,  occult personal signification impenetrable  to understandings uninstructed in local  traditions. A more charitable hypothesis  is that it was owing to a misadventure ou  the part of Mr. Barney Bree, making tlie  interment unassisted, either by choice for  the conservation of his golden secret, or  through public apathy, had committed a  blunder which he was afterward unable  or unconcerned to rectify. However it  had come about, poor Scarry had unclubi-  tably been put into the earth face down-1  ward.  When terror and absurdity make alliance, the effect is frightful. This strong  hearted and daring man, this hardy night  worker among the dead, this defiant antagonist of darkness and desolation, succumbed to a ridiculous surprise. He was  smitten with a thrilling chill���shivered,  cind shook his massive .shoulders as if to  throw off an icy hand. He no longer  breathed, and the blood in his veins, unable to abate its impetus, surged hotly beneath his cold skin. Unleavened with  oxygeu, it mounted to his head and congested his brain. His physical functions  had gone over to the enemy: his very  heart was arrayed against him. He did  not move: he could not have cried out.  He needed buta coffin to be dead���as dead  as the death that confronted him with  only the length of an open grave and the  ��� thickness of a rotting plank between.  Then,one by  one, his senses  returned:  the tide of terror that had overwhelmed  his faculties began to recede.    But  with  the return of his senses he became singularly unconscious of the object of his fear.  He saw the moonlight gilding  the coffin,  but no  longer  the coffin   that  it gilded.  Raising his eyes and turning his head, he  noted,  unconsciously  and with surprise,  the black branches of the dead tree, and  tried   to   estimate    the    length   of   the  weather-worn rope that dangled from its-  ghostly hand.   The monotonous barking  of distant coyotes affected him as  something he had heard years ago in a dream.  Au owl flapped awkwardly above him on  noiseless wings, arid he tried to  forecast  the direction of its flight when it should  encounter the cliff that reared its illuminated  front a  mile   away.    His hearing  took account of a gopher's stealthy tread  in the shadow of the cactus.   He was intensely   observant; his   senses    were   all  alert; but he saw not the coffin.    As one  can  gaze at the.sun until it looks  black  and  then  vanishes, so his  mind, having  exhausted its capacities of dread, was no  longer couscious of the separate existence  of anything dreadful.    The assassin   was  cloaking the sword.  It was during this lull in the battle that  lie became sensible, of a faint, sickening  odor. At first he thought it was that of a  rattlesnake, and involuntarily tried to  look about his feet. They were nearly invisible in the gloom of the grave. A  hoarse.gurgling sound, like the death  rattle in a human throat, seemed to come  out of the sky, and a moment later a great,  black, angular shadow, like the same  souud made visible, dropped curving from  the topmost branch of the spectral tree,  fluttered for an instant-'before'-his face,  and sailed fiercely away into the mist  along the creek. It was a raven. The  incident recalled hiui to a sense of the situation, and again his eyes sought the upright coffin, now illuminated by the 'moon  for half its length. He saw the gleam of  the metallic plate, and tried without moving to decipher the inscription. Then he  fell to speculating upon what was behind  it. His creative imagination presented  him a vivid picture. The planks no longer  seemed an obstacle to his vision, and he  saw the livid corpse of the dead woman, j  standing in grave-clothes, and staring !  vacantly at him, with liclless, .shrunken  eyes. Tiie lower jaw was fallen, the upper  lip drawn away from the uncovered teeth.  He could make out a mottled pattern 'on '  the hollow cheeks the lnaculations of de- i  cay. By some mysterious process, his mind ]  reverted for the"lirst time that day to the \  photograph of Mary Matthews, lie contrasted its blonde beauty with the forbidding aspect of this dead face���the most  beloved object that he knew with the  most hideous that he could conceive.  The assassin now advanced, and, displaying the blade, laid it against the'vic-  tim's throat. That is to say. the man became at first dimly, then definitely aware  of an impressive coincidence-a relation���  a parallel, between the face on the card  and the name on the headboard. The one  was disfigured, the other described a disfiguration. The thought took hold of  him and shook him. It transformed the  face that his imagination had created behind the coffin lid: the contrast became a  resemblance; the resemblance grew to  identity. Remembering the many descriptions of Scarry's personal appearance  that he had heard from the gossips of his  camp fire, he tried with imperfect success  to recall the exact nature of the disfiguration that had given the woman her ugly  name: and what was lacking in his memory, fancy .supplied, stamping it with the  validity of conviction. In the maddening  attempt to recall such scraps' of the  woman's history as he had heard, the  muscles of his hands and arms were  strained to a painful tension, as by an effort  to   lift   a   great  weight.    Mis  body  maxckij r.\  .\ii;i:imiv.  MiiiiN at tiik Mission Sax I'kiiuo  Ilruiiv-Ci-Itiiv. Aukk 17.  Mki.i.'s Km.i. of Seen.  I.ii.n In  In deference to the piety of the reader  and the nerves of .Mrs. I'offer's fastidious  sisterhood of both'sexus let ns not touch  upon the painful impression produced, by  this uncommon inscription, further than  to say that the elocutionary powers of  Mr. I'orfer had never before met with  such spontaneous and overwhelming  recognition.  The next morsel that rewarded the  ghoul in the grave was a long tangle of  black hair, defiled with clay; but this was  such an anti climax that it received little  attention. Suddenly, with a short exclamation and a gesture of excitement,  the young man unearthed a fragment of  grayish rock, and after a hurried inspection handed it up to Mr. I'orfer. As the  the sunlight fell upon it, it glittered with  a yellow luster it was thickly studded  with gleaming points. Mr. Porfersnatched  it,'bent his.-head over it a moment, and  threw it lightly away, with the simple  remark :  "Iron   -pyrites    fool's gold."  The young man in the discovery shaft  was a trifle disconcerted, apparently.  Meanwhile. Mrs. Porfer, unable longer  to endwve the disagreeable business, had  walked back to the tree and seated herself  at its roots. While rearranging a tress of  golden hair, which had slipped from its  confinement, she was attracted bv what  writhed and twisted with the exertion.  The tendon- nf his neck stood out as" tense  as whip i-'.ic]~, and his breath came in  short. -Ii-i )������ L'-isps. The catastrophe  eoiild ���������!( i..c ii.uch longer delayed, or the  agony of anticipation would leave nothing-  to be done by the coup de grace of verification. The scarred face behind the coflin  lid would slay him through the wood.  A movement of the coffin calmed him.  It came forward to within a few foot of  his face, growing visibly larger as it approached. The rusted metallic plate, with  an inscription illegible in the moonlight,  looked him steadily in the eye. Deter;  mined not to shrink, he tried to brace his  shoulders more firmly against the end of  the excavation, and nearly fell backward  in the attempt. There was nothing to  support him; he had advanced upon his  enemy, clutching the Heavy knife that he  had drawn from his belt. The coflin had  not moved, and he smiled to think that it  could not retreat. Lifting his knife, he  struck the heavy hilt against'the metal  j plate with all his power. There was a  sharp, ringing percussion, and withadull  clatter the whole decayed coffin lid broke  in pieces and came away, falling about  his feet. The quick and the dead were  face to face���the frenzied, shrieking man  ���the woman standing tranquil in her  silences.    She was a holy terror!  Some months later a party of men and  women belonging to the highest social  circles of San Francisco, passed through  Hurdy-Gurdy on their way to the Yosemite  valley by a new trail. They halted there  for dinner, and, pending its preparation,  explored the desolate camp. One of the  party had been at Hurdy-Gurdy in the  days of its glory. He had, indeed, been  one of its prominent citizens: and it used  to be said that'more money passeil over  his faro table in one night than overtho.se  of till his competitors iu a week; but be-  .ing now a millionaire engaged iu greater  enterprises, he did not deem these early  successes of sufficient importance to merit  the distinction of remark. His invalid  .wife, a lady famous in San Francisco for  the costly nature of her entertainments  and her exacting rigor with regard to  social position and antecedents of those  who attended them, accompanied the expedition. During a stroll < among the  abandoned shanties of the abandoned  camp, Mr. Porfor directed the attention  of his wife and friends,to a dead tree on a  low hill beyond Injun creek.  "As I told you," he said, "1 passed  through this cam]) in 18���, and was told  that no fewer than five men had' been  hanged here by vigilantes at various  times, and all on that tree. If I am not  mistaken, a. rope is dangling from it yet.  Let us go over and see the place."  Mr. Porter did not add that the rope iu  question was perhaps the very one from  whose fatal embrace his own neck had  once had an escape so narrow that tin  hour's delay in taking himself out of that  reerion would have spanned it.  Proceeding leisurely down the creek to  a convenient crossing, the party came  upon the cleanly picked skeleton of an  animal, which Mr. Porfer, after clue examination, proijouuced to be that of an  ass. The distinguishing ears were gone,  but much of the inedible head had been  spared by the beasts and birds, and the  stout bridle of horsehair was intact, as  was the riata, of similar material, connecting it with a picket pin still firmly sunken  in the earth. The wooden and metallic  elements of a miner's kit lay near'by.  The customary, remarks were made, cynical on the part of the gentlemen, seuti-  mental and refined by the lady. A little  later they stood by the tree in the cemetery, and Mr. Porfer sufficiently unbent  from his dignity to place himself beneath  the rotten rope and confidently lay a coil  of it about his neck, somewhat, it appeared, to his own satisfaction, but greatly to the^ horror of his wife, to whose  sensibilities the performance gave a smart  shock. ',"'     ',-"   ������'���'  An explanation from one of the party  gathered them all about an open grave, at  the bottom of which they saw a confused  mass of human bones, and the broken  remnants of a coffin. Wolves and buzzards had performed the last sad rites for  pretty much all else. Two skulls were  visible, and, in order to investigate this  somewhat unusual redundancy, oneof the  younger gentlemen had the hardihood to  spring into the grave and hand them up  to another before Mrs. Porfer could indicate her marked disapproval of so shocking an act, .-which, nevertheless, she did  with considerable feeling and in very  choice words. Pursuing his search among  the dismal debris at the bottom of the  grave, the young gentleman next handed  up a rusted coffin plate with.a rudely cut  inscription, which, with -difficulty", Mr.  Porfer deciphered and read aloud with an  earnest and not altogether unsuccessful  attempt at the dramatic effect which he  deemed benefiting to the occasion aud  his rhetorical abilities :  .  appeared to he, anil really was, the fragment*, of an old coat. ��� Lookintr. about, to  assure'liei-self that -o unholylil*.- i.n'.-ier.  was not observed,.she thrust."her jewelled  hand into the expn-ed pocke'.iuVd drew  out a moldy pocket-book. Its con mm.s  were as follows: -  One bundle of letters, postmarked Elizabeth town, Sew Jersey.  One circle of   blonde   hair   ti.-d   with   a  ribbon. .       '*  One photograph' of a beautiful girl.-  One ditto oT same, singulariv di.-figiu-.-d.  One name on back of photograph���"Jefferson Doman." ,  A lew moments Inter a groupofauxions  gentlemen surrounded Mrs. Porfer a-.she  sat motionless at the foot of the.ire.-, lie.-  head dropped forward, her finger- .'duelling a crushed photograph. Her hu-liHtid  raised her head, exposing ��� f���t.,_ jrhasrlv  white, except the long, deforiniutr cicatrice, familiar to all her friends, which no"  art could ever liide, and which now unversed the pallor of her countenance liken  visible curse.  Mary Matthews Porfer.had the bad luck-  to be dead.  APPLICATION   FOR   A   PRIVATE   BILL.  Xolieo thereby given that application will be made  to tlie legislative assembly of the province of Iiritit.li Co-  lumbia, at lis next te-ion. for an act lo incorporate a  company to build, construct, equip, maintain and operate  a line or linen of railway uf standard or narrow guage  tor llie pi.rn._-e of carrying freight and passengers from  a point on the north shore of the West Arm of Kootenav  lake at, or near the City of Xelson, thence along ihe xiiil  arm to six-mile creek: thence following Six-mile creek,  to n point at or near the divide'between Lemon and  bpringer creeks, in the district of West Kootenav anil  province aforesaid, with power to equip, construct,  operate and maintain brunch lines to anv mine or mines  or other points whatever within a radiu'h of thirty miles  from any point along- the line of said railwav or terminus  thereof: and all necessary bridges, road wavs and ferries,  and .to build, own mid maintain wharves, steamboats,  and docks in connection therewith: and with power of  using in the operation of said railwav or any of it*  branches, steam, electricity or other moiivi. power: with  the power to build, equip, maintain and operate telegraph  and telephone lines in connection with the said railwav  and branches: and for l he transmission of messages for th'c  jiublic and commercial purposes: and to generate electric-   .,,��� ��� =  - �� ipal corporations  or othoi person or persons or bodies, anrl lo lew and collect tolls irom any pcr_.ons using and on all froightofanv '  description or kind soever, passing- over anv of such  roads, railways, ferries, steamboats and wharves built lathe company: and wilh power to lease, make traflic or  other arrangements with railway, steamboat or other  companies and for all other usual and necessarv. or m-  cidenta powers, rights and privileges in anv way conducive to the atlainnient of the above objects or any of  U,iLw  ,    ;'��,*VN KI'LIOT. Solicitor for the Applicants.  Dated at .Ne son, Hritish Columbia, this 2!.th day of  December. A. I). 181)7.  January��� lst|  NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT.  Pursiiaiiito the -'Creditor's Trust. Deeds Act. 1S90," anil  Amending Acts.  Xolicp is hereby given that Arthur \V. Peck, trading  under the name, style and firm of A. \V. Peck & Co . in  tlioCit.,. of Nelson, in the province of British Columbia,  dealer m furniture and hou-chold supplies, earning on  business there has by deed dated the fist d       "*"  ber  ,,.���. .-    --, -���--,���. ��� -'"- ������*-><��� day of Decem-  ii>J<. assigned all ins pergonal  estate, credits and  _><_'_.>.(.:��� , .1 ���     ��  i .     I"""'"   esuiiu.  cieiuus aim  effects which may be seized and sold under execution  and all In,, real estate to John Joseph Campbell, of the  said City of _Ncl-on, accountant, in trus.1 for the benefit  oi ins creditors,    i he said deed was executed by the snid  trustee full particulars of the samedulv verified together  with particulars of any security held bv them. And  notice is hereby given that after Hie sai'd loth dav of  J'Ujruary, IS'IS, the trustee will proceed to distribute the  as-eisiiinoiig tboso creditors whose claims have been  lodged with him. ami that he will not be rcspoiieible  alter such date for tlie assets so.distributed or anv part  tliereof to any person or persons, linn .or..corporation of  whose debt/or'claim- he shall "not then have received  notice..     -       .; .'  _A meeting of the creditors will be held at the ollice of  Kdward A. Crease, Maker street, Xelson, British Columbia, on teaturday. the 8th day of Janunrv, 1S9S. at the  hour of 2 o clock in tlie afternoon.  EDWAKIVA. CilKASE. Solicitor for the Trustee.  Dated at. Nelson. Ij. C'��� this .'list day of December.' 1S97.  Notice     of    Application     for     Certificate     of  Improvements.  S-N-OW.SI.il.... MI.YKU.U. CLAIM. SITCVI'K I.VTIIK SK1SOS MIS-  IXC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKXAV -DISTRICT. AXI)  LOCATED OX WILD IIOHSK CHKEK AUOUT OXK MILK  l-'.-O.M .TIIK TOWN" OF  YMJK. '  Take notice that i, J. A. Kirk, acting as agent; for  Robert !��� ulton Dodd. free miner's certilicate Xo. SCaXv, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the milling recorder fora certificate of improvements, for the purpose ot obtaining a crown grant of the above claim. And  turther take notice that action, under section 37. must be  commenced before the issuance'of such certified'" "f improvements. ��� ��� :   *��� j, A'.--iaRK.  Dated this 14th day of January, lSf)S.        LJaiiuaiy lolh|  Notice   of  Application   for   Certificate   of  Improvements.  HYWATKI. MIXEKAL CLAIM, SITUATB IX TUB XKLSO.V  .MINING DIVISION Ol' WKST KOOTENAV DISTHICT, AND  LOCATKB OX TIIE XOHTII SIDE OF WILD HOUSE CKBKK  AUOUT SEVEX MILES EAST OF THE NELSON AND FOKT  SUEIT....!.   ItAILWAV.  ���Take notice that 1, Samuel L. Long, acting as agent for  Philip White, free miner's certilicate Xo. HS.24I, intenil  sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply to lhe mining  recorder for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.  And further lake notice that action, under section :.7.  must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of iniprovi.iiicnts.,       SAM b*KI_ L. LOXO, P. L. S.  Dated this 2Slh day of October. 1S07.' [Dec. ltb|  Notice of Application to Purchase Land  Sixty days after date. 1 intend to'-upply to the chief  commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described hinds.  DESCKIITION. .  - Ciiinmeiieiug al-a pnsi. planted -.'(if! feet easterly from  railway in Slocan i iver valley and about ten mill's from  Junction, marked W. II. D.'.-S. I-:. corner, llienco north  SO chains, thence west 10 chains, thence south SO'chain.-,  thence cast 10 chains, to point of (���omuicncemi'nt. containing '._!0 acres more or less. W. H. DOWSlXCi.  Dated Xelson, H. C, December !lth. 1S.I7.        ||jec. Ulh|  Certificate  of   Registration   of an  Provincial    Company.  Extra-  "<  II.MI'.VNIK.S ACT.   I-Sl/T.','  "Till: E.MI'IHIv CONSOLIDATED  .MININli COM PAN V."  Kegislereil the .."th day of December. 1S1I7,  T-HKUKI.Y CKl.TIKY that 1 have this day  registered  ���*-    the " Knipire Consolidated  Mining Company" as an  I'.xtra-I'ioviiicial  Company  under the "Compiii'ik's Act.  1S97." .   . ���  The head ofllce of the Company is situate iu the Cily of  .Spokane, State of Washington. I'.-S. A.  The amount of the capital of the Company is .<.*><.K..0OO,  divided into 50.000 shares of Sill each.  The head ollice of the Company in this province is situate ul Ainswortli. Koutcnaj Districl. and .1. W. .Smith, a  Notary Public, whose address is Ainswortli. M. C. is the  attorney for the Company.  The time of existence of the Company is fifty years.  The objects for which the ('oinpany has been established and registered are:  To buy. own, sell, lease, work and develop mines and  milling claims: lo mine,- buy. sell, ship nnd treat ores  and minerals;.build, own. lease, and operate concentrators, stamp mills, and all machinery and apparatus  which may be used in treating and reducing ores: buy.  own. lease and sell real estate, mill sites, water right-,  water fronts and wharves: In build anil operate and  equip railroads, vessels, tramways and wagon roads: to  ileal in all kinds of iiicrclmnd..-'c,'atiil.cngagc i" all such  other things as arc incidental and conducive to the attain men t of the object- and purposes of this Corporation.  I.ivcii under my band and seal of ofliee at Victoria.  Province of British 'Columbia, lhis_.7t.li flay of December,  1MI7. S. Y.  WOOTTOX.  |L.s.| Kegistrar of Joint Stock Companies.  UVtTXSXO  violin.  Mandolin  or  Orchestra furnished  Instructions   given   ou  the  banjo.   Terms Kcasonable.  for all occasions.  KKANK H. II'AUPKIS. Trcinont Hotel. Xelson.  MMSMfflMMMB^^ THE  TRIBUNE:   -NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBKUA.RY  .S9S.  i^fc  LOCAL r'NEWS' AND   GOSSIP.  C. E. Perry, who engineered the construction of llie S5loca.11 River ntii w.iy lwis  gone to For,. Wi'a'ngel.  Much jubilation has been caused among  the shareholders of the Fevn mining company in Montreal by reason,of the teceipt  of the five per cent, dividend recently declared. This is the first Jirttish Columbia  mining company, in which easterners a re  interested, to'make returns since the revival of the past, two yea is. liniiuiries  after gold properties in t.his section of the  district are on the increase.  Dr. Stanley Smith has been appointed  coroner in and for the Grand Porks mining district, with headquarters fit that  place.  Dr. Symonds has been appointed medical attendant for the new provincial jail  in this city.  Harry young tind G. YV. Townsend have  secured the contract for running a 100-  i'oot tunnel on the Goldendale, on Toad  mountain.    The price is said to be $1,700.  Messrs. Heisterer and Clements this  week purchased three prospects known as  the Bismarck, Squire and Leading. The  properties, which were- owned by .Messrs.  Squire, Pollard and others, are located on  Porcupine creek, near the Jubilee claim,  which is turning out well. The price was  not made public.  There are several rumors around towu  which state that tlie two lots at the corner  ' of Baker and Stanley streets have been  * purchased. One story credits the Canadian Pacific Railway Company with having purchased the property at $10,000,  and another story says that the purchase  was made by the Hudson's Bay Company  at a, lower figure. It is not likely that  any deal has yet been closed respecting  the property.  The G. P. ii. announce the opening for  business of their cable between Halifax  and Jamaica, the rate from Montreal  being -18 cents per.word. Formerly the  rate was $1.10 per word, and messages  had to be sent through a foreign country.  The service is direct.  Frank Twoiubly is to open a hotel at  Goat .River.  Charles Monroe reports that four 1'eet of  ore has been struck on the Arnot ininera,l  claim. The ore assayed $0 in gold, -i  ounces silver aud 7 per cent, copper. The  Arnot i.s about eight miles west of Nelson,  between Bear and Sproule creeks.  Work was commenced this week on the  work of improving Ward street.. As the  present is a comparatively idle season  with contractors, the city secured very  favorable figures upon the work. As was  the case with several of the contracts let  last, year, it, is now announced that the  con tractors who secured the Ward street  jub wili'not be able tt; make anything out  of the work. This did not prove to be the  case heretofore, and the prediction may  be tis far astray in the case of the Ward  street job as it was in the other cases.  Foreman Kellog has resigned his position in the employ of the Hall mines.  Kellog was a good miner, but it is said he  could not get along with the superintendent.  The Slocan river railway is beginning  ;  to settle, and locomotion over it has to be  done  iu  a  gingerly   manner.    Ballasting  will be necessary in the early spring.  The C. P. H. has a gang oi' men at Summit lake, cutting ice, that intended for  the steamer Slocan being stored at Rose-  bery.  ��� W. .1. Goepel, .judge of the court of revision and appeal held a revision of the  assessment of the Nelson'district in the  court house on Monday. The court  opened at 10 o'clock and completed its  business by noon. A few reductions were  made in the assessment and also a few  advances.  The rapidity with which business transfers are made in some of the cities of  Kootenay makes it rather difficult for assessor Keen to make collections of personal and income taxes.  The hockey match between Rossland  and Nelson, on Saturday'resulted in a  draw. Tho score stood ."> to ���"> when time  was called, but a few seconds after Rossland scored. This goal was not counted,  and as the liossland team refused to play  any longer the match was declared a  draw.  A dispatch from Victoria announces  that \V. A. Carlyle, the provincial mineralogist, will shortly resign to accept the  position of general manager for the British America corporation.  The members of the Nelson Fire Department will give their annual ball anrl  supper on Thursday. February 17th. As  the proceeds of the affair will be used for  .the purpose of fitting up the fire hall for  the accommodation of the members of the  department the ball should be liberally  ���patronized.  It. S. Lemik. was called to the bar at  Victoria on Wednesday, and \V. J.  Brougham was admitted as a solicitor.  To the wife of Fred A. Calder, of this  city, there was. born a  son   this   morning.  If railway building continues to flourish  in this province the Alberta Railway and  Coal Company will succeed in selling all  the junk of the old narrow guage road. It  is now announced that the A. R. & C.  company has sold Mes.-is. Mackenzie and  Mann old rails for 80 miles of the Stickine-  Teslin road to the Klondyke.  The Canadian Pacific railway company  has re-arranged its telegraph office in this  city. Heretofore Kaslo has been tlie relaying point, but by the recent changes  Nelson is made the relaying point, and an  additional operator has been put into the  Nelson   office.   .1.   A.   Pafpiette  has  been  Have accumulated a large lot of remnants from our  clearance sale and. stock taking, we offer at a special bar"  gain for one week only remnants of Dress Goods, Silks,  Table Damasks, Cottons, Flannels, Flanneletts, Shirtings,  Ginghams, Muslins, Hamburg Laces, .Ribbons, Toweling,  Linings, and,Curtains.���  A small lot short ends of Carpets, suitable to make  floor ruses at a bargain.  BIG DISOOTJNT-Far. the next 30 days we will  give a discount of 20 per cent for cash off all  purchases for Heating Stoves, including Box  Stoves, Parlor Stoves and Queens.  We will also sell the balance of our stock of  Skates at cost.  Big4 reduction in prices of Crockery and Glassware. A full line of Staple and Fancy Groceries  always on hand at close prices.  We have received a complete line of these  goods. We guarantee to you every pair  of Scissors and every Razor.  CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON.  In order to reduce our stock we will offer for next week only a special discount ot  20 per cent on purchases of $1 or upwards, of soap shown-in our window.  We have  a great variety to choose from, regular prices running  from 5 cents to  $1.50 a cake.  This is a rare opportunity to keep clean a little cost.  On improved or unimproved real estate  FOR SALli OR RENT���A well established restaurant business.  Restaurant well furnished. Good paying business. Satisfactory reasons  for disposing of same.  G.     -A-_     ^V"_^.TEBi3VC_A.JSr     &     CO.  ��  Direct from New York ro cases of the most complete and  fashionable stock of Ladies' and Gentlemen's footwear in  Kootenav. Call and inspect otn* stock and compare it with  that of other st6res and see how easily you can start a  small  bank account.  PLSON SHOE STORE  & GO.  has placed its business upon a cash basis. By this  system patrons secure full values-in merchandise and  are not called upon to make up* any losses for the  bad debts of others.  E. G. TRAVES, Manager    Baker Street, Nelson  son, B. C.  appointed circuit manager for the company, haviufr charge of the wires between  Hossland and Arrowhead. "Joe" is one  of the most popular men in the telegraph  service, and his promotion will give general .satisfaction.  Chas. 1... Smithering;ale and Miss Emma  Delilah lurkwood, of New Denver, were  married.at the residence of the bride's  brother in Xmv Denver, on Wednesday,  by Rev. liobt. Frew, of this city.  NOTICE  OF  TIMBER   LIMIT.  White  Cotton Towels   14 by  24,   5  cents each  White Cotton  Towels  24 by 36,   2  for 25 cents Striped Turkish  Towels   16- by 34,  Pure  Linen Towels   19 by 34,  $2.25  per dozen  Linen  Table Napkins,  $1   and $1.25  per dozen  White   Honeycomb Quilts,   ro.4 size,   usual price $1.50,  our price $1.25  White  Lace Curtains,   50c,   75c and $1.00 per pair  for 25 cents  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after date �����_  intend to apply tu lhc chief commissioner of limits mill  works for a special license lu rut. limber on the following  described lands: Commencing at a post, planted on.Si.r-  milc! crunk I mil about L'Ou yards north from a small lake  011 .Summit. i'1'i.'oU, marked 8. K. corner po.-.t of Ci. K.  Foster and (Ieorge < tidies timber limit, thence running  about north all decrees east. 11 id chains along tlie eii-t  siilrj of Lemon creek, I hence north 7"> degrees, west, 02  chain., crossing Lemon '-reel.. I hence south la degrees,  west, H'a chains along the west hunk of I.i.iniiii creek,  crossing the second north fork of Lemon creek, thence  south To degrees, east (i-! chains crossing i.emon creek to  the place of beginning, containing 1(100 acres more or less.  0. K. KOSTKH,  (iKORdr* GILLIKS.  Paled .lanuary ath. ISHS. IJaiiiiiiry 2lllh|  Notice of Application   to   Lease   Land.  I hereby give notice that, thirty daysaflerl.hisdate I intend to apply to the assistant commissioner of lands anil  works, for a lease uf Hit) acres of laud for a term of  twenty-one years, for lhe purpose of opening up and  working a stone iiunrrv.  Al.t'UII'" MAINWAUING .JOHNSON.  Mated al Nelson, January Hist. 18!),S. |Keb. athl  I.KSCI.II'TION.  Commencing at n. post ma'ked "A. "M.-.l.'s S.K. corner."  on the west bank of Crawford hay about one mile south  of Crawford creek, thence West. 10 chains, thence north  Hi chains, thence east forty chains, more or less to the  west, bank of (.'raw ford bay, thence southerly following  t he sinuosities of tlie shore line of said Crawford bay lo  the point, of commencement, containing 100 acres more  or less.  RAW   FUR   NOTICE.  I llie undersigned, represent ing Joseph I'llmanii. of St..  Paul. New York, and London, Knglapd. wish lo inform  my friends nnd t.hs public generally that. I flo_ii.il. intend  to travel as heretofore, those favoring me with shipments  of raw furs can rely on fair treatment, and prompt returns assured.    Write for price list.  C. W.  BALDWIN Winnipeg, Manitoba.  From now until New Year  we will offer our Boots and  Shoes at Grkati.v Rkduckd  Pricks. We must move our  Stock on hand. Having"  bought heavily for spring- and  goods  on   shelf  must   move.  Baker Street  Are offering special bargains in  Fine Furniture, Carpets, Linoleums  YOU WANT ANY?  if you  fail  to take advantage  of this sale.     So come early.  ^^  ���^  WKST I.AKI'.U STKl'.ET  Notice of Application  For  Liquor License.  I hereby give notice Ihat ..in days from thisdale I intend  to apply to the stipeniliiry magistrate at Nelson, West  Kooteiniy district, for a license to sell liquor by retail at.  my hotd'al (loaf Itiver, or (Armstrong's   Landing). II. V.  .���'HANK  TWO.MHLV.  Dated nl. Nelson. II. ('., Kebruary 3r.l. IR'.IS.  Diamonds   Rings Brooches Pendants  Gold, Silver, and Gold-filled Watches with any kind of movement  Novelties of all kinds in Sterling Silver  Some very choice lines of Cut Glass still in stock  Prices to suit the times  If so you ean get suited in one of our new suits, at $6.50 op $10  Don't forget the place.  18 and 20  BAKER   STREET  J. A. GILKER  Urr_rn^Ti?,_i.;\\Y.v'**^^^ ;_. 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