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 I-M"**-'  ;#&*  Provincial Library  JL  Presents an Unequalled Field for lhe Developer  of   Minei-al   Claims, showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper,  Lead,  and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in  Producing Mines.  KHOOXI)   YttAR.~-m S.  XELSON,   HRI.TESH   COLUMBIA,. SATURDAY, JANUARY  18:  18!)*  RAILROADS.  Already- Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   L.ines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps'   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  ONE   DOLLAR  A YEAH.  FREE   MINING-   MACHINERY.  ���v-a  m  m  s$m  mm  wm  The Mining Industry Bears Burdens and Receives no Benefits.  Monti: K a l. December :.ril. IS!).*..  As sir.John Thompson has intiintitrd in  liis speeches that (.he government will consider Lhe question of tariff reform. I wish  to enter a plea for tin industry that litis  borne till the burdens of the National  Policy.' and' received almost none of its  benefits. With the exception of con I and  iron the mining industries of (Janndii have  received no advantages.'J'roin tlie protective tariff, while its charges have enhanced expenses and hindered development:  The government showed its appreciation of this position by enacting that mining machinery of a class or kind 110L made  in Canada,should beadinitted from abroad  free of duty. But as nearly evevy class or  kind of milling machinery is professedly  made in Canada, this concession has  -"proved to be of little advantage. It is  of more importance to mines to got the  best 'machinery than is Llie case with  many other mechanical industries, because, owing tt).their isolation, it is more  difficult to get repairs made or defects  remedied ��� tlui.ii it would be. wore they  situated near to the manufacturing centers. It will also be admitted I.hat iu a  largo mining country like the Pnited  States tho manufacture of mining machinery must have attained tt greater degree of variety 'and'excellence than in  smaller tind newer regions, and it is  scarcely jus (, (o com pel an industry to take  the risks of inferior plant iu order Lo con-  interests, have borne with arbitrarily  added expense in the face of declining  values for their products, feel that they  neerl not bo reproached if, instead of lobbying for specitil privileges, discriminations, and favoritism, they simply present  to, the government the modest request to  lie let alone, and to be allowed to use  freely the natural opportunities'in'that  arduous struggle with the wealth-bearing  rocks, Lhe success of which is one of the  surest moans of promoting the prosperity  and general welfare of a. country.  l.t'iiimiT C. '-Adams.'  RICHEST   MAN   IN   SOUTH   AFRICA.  EASTERN   OPINION   CHANGING.  ing clown of machinery in a-ni ihe is apt to  cause the  cessation''of the .whole, work.  I recall one 'instance  where a. Canadian  pump wtis boughtowing to the tariffd lies,  but it broke down at the first trial, and  the operations/of the,'mine had to bo suspended until a now. pu'mpcould be brought  - from the   Lbiited States.    After that no  further risks were taken in the direction  of -promoting .Iion"ie  industries,  and  the  burden of the 3"5 "per ceii t lax was endured.'  Bub  if 'in  eastern   Canada   it   may  be  pleaded that minors! for the greatest (������ood  ol' the greatest number, should employ inferior  and 'dearer  machinery,   there are  stronger   reasons 'against  enforcing this  policy  in ��� the-''west.      British   Columbia,  owing  to   its   geographical   situation,   is  more closely allied, commercially, to the  neighboring'.states, than l.o ��� Ontario and  Quebec.', and nine-tenths of her mining'industries art' being prompted by citi/.ensof  the United  States.    Tliey naturally'wish  to send in the supplies of plant with which  they are familiar and which are available  tit short notice, instead, of sending over  2(100'.miles    I'or   the  untried   products of  newly  established   works.    Near   to   the  southern  boundary of  British   Columbia,  vast deposits of ores have been discovered,  'rich  iu silver, load, gold..and  copper.    If  free   play   is given   to   natural   resources  '-these districts promise' to become one of  the greatest mining centers upon t his con-  lineut.    lint  development  has  been hindered by the tarill' and  by the opposition  to rail way siunniunica tion with the south.  At .Kaslo. in  the Kooteiniy district, some  small sampling works wore erected during  the past, summer whicli tire of great importance   for  the  encouragement  of the  newly   opened    mines.     The    machinery  might have been made, in the course of ii  few months, if tho order had been placed  with a-firm   in Quebec, tind  it could have  been transported (o.Ktislo in three weeks.  But great foundries in  Butte.   Montana,  could   turn   out   the  work   from  well approved patterns at short notice; and deliver  it iif two days.    From choosing the latter  course   the   Canadian  government   taxed  the enterprise $H()(), tind asmelter that was  started in the same region had to pay $10,-  (!(.() iu duties.    It is impracticable for this  district to depend upon   eastern  Camilla  for a large   pari, of   its mining  supplies,  and the expense of development iu a new  aud   mountainous  country   tire   so  great  that any imposts in excess of the natural  restrictions are keenly   felt.    In order to  check the growing feeling for annexation  to  the   United Suites it seems necesstiry  that   the duties upon   mining machinery  should   be   entirely   removed,   and   that,  British   Columbia   should   enjoy   a    large  measure of reciprocity in  trade with tiie  people to the south, who tire her natural  allies.    In  tlie Boundary Creek district a  very rich mining region has been opened,  and enterprising men are trying to induce  capitalists to undertake its development.  In a recent visit I was told of six different  enterprises that have failed of promotion  on account  of the duty   on   tnnehhiei-y.  Capital   had   been   promised  for the purchase  of Lhe   needed   plant, bin.   when it  was  learned  that  the Canadian  government exacted a  duty of .']."> per cent  the  offers  were   withdrawn.    It does not require a  long head  to determine whicli i.s  t he greatest benefit to Canada, a machine  simp or tt  number of productive mines.  If it should  be objected that the mining  industry is no more entitled   to  the   free  importation   of    machinery   than   is  the  manufacturing   industry,   the   answer is  that  the  latter receives protection upon  its products, tind, therefore, litis less right  to complain.     But if the government���.win-  not see its way to make milling machinery  entirely i'vee, it might tit least  change Ihe  present law so as to admit machinery free  of duly into any province, when it is of a  class or kind  not made in that province.  This would  prevent the serious injury to  British   Columbia,  which  now is inflicted  hy increasing the cost of its mining plant  nioi'c than one-third  because  nmchiiiery.  which it is impracticable or unndvisalile  to obtain, is made in a remote part of the  country.  The  long-suffering miners   of  Canada,  who. in subjection  to tin; manufacturing  Tlie Chicago Times   Now  Favors  the   Use  of  Silver as Money.  Signs multiply Limb Lhe repeal of the  Sherman law will ultimately prove the  salvation of bimetallism, says the Chicago  Times, livevy indication points to a revulsion''of. .public sentiment which will  operate to the advantage of the silver interests of the west���although that is the  least important of the many sides of the  currency 'question.  When the bill repealing the Sherman  Act was before congress it received the  support of the Times not because this  paper wtis unfriendly to the wider use of  silver as money, but because the cowardly  .Sherman   makeshift stood in bhe way'of  true bimetallism.  Repeal was effected, but there has followed none of the iin'provcmenb'of business, nothing of the restoration of public  confidence whicli was prophesied by its  enthusiastic .supporters.'. On Llie contrary,  the condition of business has grown steadily worse. True, money has returned to  the 'banks,'but that" is partially.becau.se  the bankers "who fomented a panic have  sought to still it after their purpose was  accomplished; partially because bank  panics tire-always of short duration,.and'  confidence once restored becomes more  unquestioning' than.ever. But the banking interest aside, times today are harder  than they were six months ago, trade is  duller, employment harder to get, distress  more widespread, prices lower, tlie general  feeling less buoyant. Nothing that was  expected to follow the repeal of the Sherman 'law has eventuated'except an 'increase in t io bank reserves, and, so far as  the Chicago workinginan is concerned,  this i.s given chief prominence by Lhe announcement of savings banks that, owing  to -pientitude of money, they 'have "reduced their rate of interest on deposits to  ���'_ per cent. It litis not been noticed that  their rate of interest upon lottos litis been  reduced.  The primary effect of the present situation is to make people understand that  the hard times tire not due to tlie coinage  of silver, for that .coinage has been  stopped while the hard times persist.  .More than this, it litis spread distrust of  Lhe entire wisdom of the newspaper organs of the moneyed classes in circles  which four months ago were solidly  against anything except the single gold  standard for money.  Cable tul vices in the last week show that  the revulsion from the single standard  toward bimetallism is. as apparent in  Europe as in America. There i.s news of a  rupture in the.Cot-man imperial cabinet  because of the refusal of Caprivi to advocate tin in tenia tiontii monetary ���agreement. 'Word conies from London that  the hhiglish Conservatives would incorporate a declaration for bimetallism in  the platform upon which the coming elections tire to be fought.  These are significant signs of the times.  The moment is at hand when scientific  bimetallism will supplant the monetary  system of repression and monopoly.  Looked Upon as Ono of the Coming Men of  the Times.  The big man in South Africa, just now is  sir Cecil Hhodes, prime minister id' Ctipe  Colony, who, owing to the Matabele war,  litis recently been a conspicuous figure  before the world. Tliat he is tt man;of no  ordinary parts is evident from the fact  that the distinction of being the third  greatest of living Englishmen. Gladstone  and Salisbury alone being greater, has  been awarded him. But sir Cecil's present  greatness, 'according to tlie Sew York  World, is not so interesting as the singu-  COMMITTED   FOR   TRIAL.  The Apparent Pacts Regarding  the Shooting  Affray at Donald.  The preliminary examination of Harold  Bedgrtive I'or the shooting of John  Ban-  on  December 33rd was held   before  stipendiary magistrate A. R. Cummins; Mr.  Spragge of Donald   for the  defense and  Mv. Cay ley of  Calgary  for  the prosecution.   The prisoner took advantage of the  new criminal code and was sworn by the  defense.    He stated that the shooting was .  accidental.    Redgrave was committed fo'i  trial,   the application  for bail, being referred for consideration.   The only  wit-  larity and romance of his career. lie i.s *-noss of the shooting was a man named  not only the greatest man in Africa, but Arthur Fdge, ���who testified as follows:  the richest as well. He is only about -JO ! " Remember December 23rd. That night  yetirs old, but his wca.Ith i.s estimated at I was going from the station to the hotel  #'.(.,(.00,000. This may be higher than the I with some clothes. Was walking on the  real figure, but there is no doubt that he j track, a bout 8 o'clock. On"niy way up J  possesses a prodigious* fortune for South I overlook two men walking very slowly.  Africa. ��� I was right behind  them tuid   heard  Mr.  Sir Cecil is the sole author of his  own I Ban-say to tho other:    ' If you go up town  ! and set them up it will he till right.' I  j then passed to one side of them and heard  } the other  known   today   as   tlie ' greatest  den   of  swindlers in bhe world.    Even  the great  American   crime  centers   cannot hold a  candle to Bucharest.    It is tho exit, so to  speak, the initiative station for the crooks  of  the'Balkan  States  from   where  they  travel westward to Vienna, Berlin,  Paris.  London,  Home, and New York.   The internal iontil    criminal    profession'  is   recruited through a large contingent of the  uncivilized element of the Balkan peninsula,  whicli  is still further increased by  what   conies   from   Russia   and   Galicia.  The  international   pickpocket art ���'-'is,' in  Furope at least,  almost entirely carried  on by Roumanians. Servians, Bulgarians,  Russians,  and   Galicians.   Tliey outrank  iu cleverness the once world-famous English and American  professionals in that  line.   ,  NEW   DENVER   PEOPLE   AWAKE.  in mr.i  .SlliS.!-" S7  .   II.'..:.:... II  I-.MI17 liil  7.7i;ii llll  .s:if.:.'iii :>7  Gold Shipments for 1893.  The gokl output of the province of  British Columbia is arrived at by taking  the shipments of dust and bars by the  different banks at Victoria, the shipments  till going to San Francisco. In IS02 the  shipments aggregated $*!2S.('U0,  the shipments were as follows:  I-nnk of < Irui'ii. Win-luck & I'n   ���Hunk of llritisli Ouliiinliiii   Hiink nf "MiiiiiituI   Hunk nl* Hntisli Xnrtli Ami'i-ini - ���  Total   The output of the mines of southern  Ivootenay is not included in the above  statement, as the bulk of its dust tind  btirs were forwarded direct to San Francisco by the Bank of .Montreal tit Nelson,  or to Sew Westminster by the Bank of  British Columbia. Considerable of the  gold obtained from the pincers on Vend  d'Oreille and Salmon rivers was sold at  Spokane. It is. however, safe to say that  the apparent decrease of $20.'H0 in 1*S!)3 as  ti gainst that ol IN..2 is more than offset by  the out put of southern Kootenay.  Registered Mining Companies.  The following miningoonipaiiios(inostly  foreign) were incorporated or  registered  under    the    provincial    Companies'    Act  during* the year IH!)3:  l.oiitltin   Mtii'ciinlilu AssoiMiilimi, N'iiIhiim ������?   l!;'iO,H00  Hymn N. Wlilt'! Oinnpiiiiy.'Nelson    iitKi.otm  .)iHC|p|niic Milling I -ompuiiy, Nelson  lillii.tlill)  Tliu Hall Minus. I.iinituil, Nclsnii  l.;'.(it��.(Klli  Nelson Hydraulic Mining 1 'oinpany. Nelson.... Ilili.liull  Freddie  l.iti; Mining ('iniipiiiiy, Kaslo  /itilj.tilKI  Norlliern   Hello MiniiiK ('"inpnny,  Kaslo  'J.'iil.lllKJ  lliilnlh fc .St. I'niil  -dimMf,' ('oinpany. Ainswortli '.'.Oiili.llf. I  Koolenny  Mining ('oiiipimy, Ainswoi'tli  I.lllio.l. Ml  fortunes. Like nearly all the great men  of the British colonies, lie is .Briton born.  His lather was ti poor English clergyman,  with the large family such men proverbially have. Cecil was oneof the youngest  sons,' tind about the time of the great  diamond discoveries tit Kimberley went  Lo South Africa fortune seeking, lie did  not achieve anything brilliant until he  got up a trust. In fact, sir Cecil wtis one  of the lirst men to form a trust, just as  lie was one of the first men to reap the  greatest profit from this form of modern  aggrnndi/.oinpnt. The Kimberley mines,  which are now producingall the diamonds  of commerce except those taken from two  small'.mines, iu the Orange Free'State,  were controlled by rivaT companies, the  De Beers syndicate tind others. Competition among them being very sharp, they  forced the price of diamonds down to a  comparative -small..'figure.; Mr. -Rhodes,.  for'.he' wtis not a baronet-then.'.induced ���  these companies to join in a syndicate,  which took the name De Beers, afLer the  leading company.   ""  The Rothschilds, persuaded by sir Cecil  to purchase, are among the heaviest.stockholders in this corporation,  which is one  of the richest in the world.'   The production of diamonds  at Kimberley is limited  by agreement, and  thus the price is sustained.   It is stiid that the yield of gems  ( from  each   ton of diamond iferous earth  at Kimberley is so .-regular,, that the owners etui  calculate very  closely   what-the  value of their products  every  year   will  be.    SirCecil did.not-do till this for any  small reward.    He received a great block  of stock, which formed the nucleus of his  present   immense  fortune. -Then   he decided  to be a  gentleman,  as'one'understands   the   term   iii  Great Britain," and  went back to England to live.    He became  much interested there in ."the'Home Rule  movement,  and gave Mr.  Parnell $;i0,()00  to be used in  its behalf.    But he quickly  grew  tired   of idleness and  returned  to  South Africa.    He went into politics there  and wtis elected to the Cape parliament,  becoming soon afterward   the premier of  that colony.    Ever since he has been the  head of affairs.at the Cttpe and throughout South Africa.  SirCecil is emphatically a strong man.  In South Africa they look upon him as  their Bismarck. He is full of ambitious  schemes, of which he makes no secret. He  is English to the core, and is a thorough  imperialist. He dreams of ticonsolidated  British empire, embracing the choicest  portions of tlie globe. In this empire he  wants South Africa to take a leading part.  One of his recent projects is ti telegraph  line from Cairo to Cape Town,-by way of  Zanzibar and tlie great hikes, and'already,  by means of the war in Matabeleland, hois pursuing his plan that the English may  ��� possess every inch of the soil in thesouth-  ern half of the continent fit for the habitation of white men. Ten yetirs ago, at  Kimberley, he stood before a map of  Africa. He placed his hand across the interior up to the mouth of the Congo a-ud  the great lakes and said:  "All that shall be English.    That  is my  dretini."  His dream seems to be coming true, for  the English, under his leadership, tire  pushing northward and it is believed that  the Germans will abandon their possessions in South Africa. The Portuguese  can be driven out. Then the English flag  will fly from the southern ocean to the  limits marked by sir Cecil. There is no  hind beyond that line and below the  Sahara for which a white man need care.  Sir Cecil wtis Lhe organizer of Lhc chartered-company which i.s now waging the  war with the Matabeles, tind iu order to  give it standing in Europe, lie made the  duke of Fife, the prince of Wales' son-in-  law, chairman. The thinly disguised object of this company wtis to seize the vast  and fertile country, rich also in minerals,  lying north of the old South African colonies.    This, guided   bv the strong hand of    ..���_.^._ say:    "I'll go up town  and set  them up a-ud let it drop." I turned round  and looked at the two,men. I heard.the'  explosion of a pistol, but could not say  which one tired it. I ran a few steps, then  turned and looked to see what happened,  then Ban-staggered up tome bleeding at  the mouth."  Redgrave has  written  to a   brother at  Victoria ti version of the affair.    He says  he had  been 'during;..the evening in  the  Forest saloon with Barr and others, anda.  good natured discussion had  taken.-'place'  in  regard  to nationalities.   The fighting  qualities of. the different nations were discussed, everything being, as Redgiuve believed, in joke. , ..���Finally '.'Barr challenged  . Redgrave to fight tind the latter declined,  saying he  was a..provincial   officer  and  -..sworn to preserve the peace,not break it.  ���Besides, he said, he had a dislocated collar  ; bone -'and was in poor -shape to tackle a  -.cli-unk, much less ti powerful man as Ban-  ���is.    But Barr persisted and finally Redgrave  in  joke said:    "Well,  then, come  flown to the tank."   They went out and  as they walked along they discussed the  probable snowfall and other subjects all  in ti friendly way.   Nearing home,  Red-  -:grave asked  his  companion:    "Are  you  going down to the camp tonight?" and the  other replied, "No; I'm going to the tank  Jo. lick  vou."    '.'Why," 'Redgrave replied.-  "surely you   were  simply joking.    You  know J could not fight with you even if I  wanted to.    I'm all out of shape and  you  tire a bigger tind stronger man than I tun.  Don't talk tiny more nonsense tind come on  .'back to the hotel aud I'll stand a drink."  They turned  to  do so tind Redgrave remarked:    "I  don't wiint you to make a  fool of me about this before'the boys: you  know I would forfeit my position if I wtis ���  to mix up  in ti  fight, and  I've a wife tind  little ones to look tifter."    'With this Barr  struck   out.    knocking   Redgrave, down.  His hands avoi-o in  his pockets, anrl tis he  attempted  to draw  them out   his small  "twenty-two" revolver, was in .some manner discharged.    Redgrave swears he did  not draw  it or attempt to draw it, and  had  no  knowledge  that  Barr  had  been  wounded.    Barr  .turned   about   and   returned to town: Redgrave went oil to his  home, where he wasshortly after arrested.  Deserving of Severe Censure.  The system in vogue in the Ivootenay  Lake country of turning "money tind  other property of deceased miners over  to the official administrator, before the  'deceased's funeral expenses are paid, is  getting to be tiresome to the men who  pay the expenses. The friends of the late  '���Jack" Buchanan paid his funeral' expenses out of their own pockets, with the  understanding that his mining partners  would reimburse them as soon as they  drew their, money from the Silver King  tnine. tit which they and Buchanan had  contract work. Instead of doing this,  they, it is said, have turned the money  over to the official administrator, and the  men who paid Buchanan's funeral expenses can whistle I'or their money. Such  action on the part of intelligent men is.  to say the least, deserving of se.veve censure, for it is ti well-known fact that estates, once they pass into the official administrator's hands, are loft unsettled for  years.  Bimetallism Abroad.  The most important political event in  England last week, viewed from an American standpoint, i was lord Salisbury's  frank admission of the urgent necessity  of reconvening the silver conference.  There is a strong movement suddenly developed in England in favor of this step.  It has obviously grown the past week, and  all the weekly financial papers which  came out Saturday seem to point to a conference as offering.the only solution for  the problem of saving India from bankruptcy, with all thtitit would imply to  home interests.  Lord Salisbury pressed upon the government the vital necessity of resuming negotiations, so rashly put aside, of trying  to find out whether the other nations of  Euro)ie cannot agree with us from time to  time on some stable relation between the  value of the two metals. -'I do not know  whether it is possible to so agree, but I am  told all the other nations say the only obstacle to such an agreement is the obstinacy of England, and if that is so, it is  very much to be regretted.  Lord Salisbury's speech i.s regarded as a  definite pronouncement in favor of international bimetallism, and possibly destined to have momentous consequences.  Sanguine bimetaUists predict the early  inclusion of. their' currency scheme as a  plank in tlie orthodox Tory platform, but  that is scarcely probable until the numerous Tory mononietallists have been converted. The subject acquired considerable prominence in the Accrington election contest, but that is scarcely to be  -wondered at, bectvuse-J..ii.nc?,'.,.hi re--Ivm long  been the stronghold of bimetallism. Even  the Liberal newspapers of that country  are compelled, owing, to the pressure of  local opinion, to keep an open mind on  the currency question, and some of them  tire at present giving considerable-space  to a discussion of the silver problem.  The Liverpool Post, an influential Liberal organ, gave prominence to a letter  advocating the adoption by England and  her 'dependencies and the United States  of tt second or silver international stand-  aril, "all contracts made through a gold  currency being settled by a gold currency,  and all contracts made by an international  dollar currency being settled by-an inter-  -natioha-1 dolhir currency, the latter being  a silver dolhir divisible into 100 cents."  The Odd Fellow Ball a Success.  The second annual hall given by the  members of Knotenay Lodge No. Hi I.().().  F., on Thursday night, was equally as  great n social event as was the ono given  last year. The attendance was largo, the  music good, ti ml the supper one of the best  ever served in Nelson. Dancing was kept  up until ���'. o'clock Friday morning.  sir Cecil, the company is doing. There is  an abundance of gold in Maslionalaud. to  which his company i.s making good its  title with Maxim guns a ml repeating rifles.  In appearance sir Cecil is a typical Englishman in every respect but one. lie litis  no side whiskers. Sir Cecil neither writes,  speaks nor converses well. His eminence  litis been gained without any of these  gifts, lie hits many enemies, both in  Africa.and (.'real, Britain, who charge that  he does not scruple to slaughter the  natives in order l.o add to English territory and his own wealth.  Will be a Wide-Open City.  If anto-election pledges are carried  out. Kaslo from this time on will bo a  '"wide-open" city, nnd Lhe tin-horn gambler will be able to carry on business  without; being harr.isscd by law.  The Northern Belle Deal Closed.  The Northern Belle mine, iu Slocan district, has been under bond for a year or  more to a Seattle syndicate, and its  owner, Hubert .Jackson, has been engaged  most of that time in doing development  work under contract. .Judging from the  notice that 'appears in the official ('azoLLc,  the bond litis been taken up and a company formed to carry on operations. The  company is called the "Northern Belle  .Mining Conipanv (Foreign)." tind the  etpil.nl stock is placed at $2.~>0.(K.0. The  place of business of the company is designated as Kaslo. About -0(1 tons were  sacked from the ore taken out of the tunnel vun by Mr. .Jackson. This ore is now  '.eiug shipped, the Nelson bringing down  Tuesday. _ The Northern  he promising mines in Slo-  lorty Lous 01  Belli; is one ol  can.  The Geography of Crime.  The most, notorious crooks at the present  writing are produced by the Balkan  States, ami the police of all civilized countries, especially Ccriiinny and Austria,  watch with terror the influx of thieves,  burglars tind crooks of all kinds that arc  wending their way westward from Scrvia,  Bulgaria   and    Bohemia.      Bucharest    is  England's Naval Supremacy.  One proof that the imperial temper has  not quite died out among the English'i.s  the 'unanimity with which till parties insist, at least in words, on the maintenance  of naval supremacy. The'approaching  expiry of the naval defense act; apprehension aroused by the Franco-Russian  alliance anrl theoponing of French harbors  in the Mediterranean to Russian men-of-  war, together with the comparative weakness of England's fleet in those waters,  have given rise to a vigorous agitation  with a view to making tlie British navy  what itshould be. The absolute necessity  of maintaining the command of all the  seas i.s admitted by men not generally  suspected of imperial enthusiasm, .lohn  Morley. speaking at .Manchester, declared  that England must maintain an "nil-powerful" navy. Lord Charles Beresford requires as the minimum standard of efficiency a fleet one-third greater than any  possible combination of hostile fleets. At  present England litis sunk far below that  point. To roach it will require tin outlay  of several million pounds. Mr. Clndstone  at last seems ready to consent that the  aspirations expressed by lord Spencer on  the one hand, aud .lohn Morley on the  other, shall be fulfilled to the letter.  A Monte Carlo In Honduras.  .A man who litis returned from the South  tells some interesting things n-hotit the  Louisiana lottery's new establishment.  Ife says the lottery company has bought  an island on the coast of 1 londuras, about  S00 miles from Port Tampa, Florida. A  line line of steamers will be put on between Port Ttiiiipa and this island, which,  besides being the home of the lottery, is  to lie made ti superb winter resort, with  opera houses, gardens, a great open air  orchestra, and. in short, a second Monte  Carlo. At Port, Taui|)a the lottery company litis already put up tin immense  structure, six stories high, where they  will do their orinting and other work incident to the handling of their business in  the I'nited Sttit.es. He says, further, that  it is supposed l-lmy intend to reach the  public through the express companies.  Their preparations arc certainly on a tremendous scale. They have great wharf  facilities and tin immense capital. The  railroad authorities arc looking forward  to a steady (low of winter visitors to the  Honduras resort by the line of steamers  Ihat is to be put on between Port Tampa,  and Honduras.  They  Hold Another Public Meeting and Dis  cuss Live Issues.  Nicw DionvKit, January l()th.  A public meeting was held last night to  discuss the political situation.   Before the  floodgates of politics were let loose some  very desirable amendments to the mineral  law were discussed aud it wtis unanimously agreed  to petition  for their consideration at the coming session of the legislature.   They were, first, the repeal of that  part of clause 20 which prevents a prospector from locating more than two mineral claims in one mining division; second,  that sixty days grace should be allowed  for the renewal of a free miner's certificate, with, however, a penalty attached  to the delay; and. third, the reduction of  the   fee   for recording assessment  work  from $2.75 to $1.    The one topic of discussion afterwards was the forthcoming convention   at   Nelson.      The   meeting   Avtis  somewhat in the rlark as to .who'were the  originators of the convention.   But grave  doubts   were   expressed   that   it   was   a  scheme on the part of certain  followers  of the Davie government to secure a nomination for a government man as opposed  to an opposition candidate.    A resolution  was unanimously passed to the effect that  while New Denver approved of ti convention  to select one out of several on the  same side of politics, they would not support ti convention where one party or the  other might got the nomination.   It was  also  pointed out   that the   proportional  representation   of   the   large   centers   in  West Kootenay and of the small outlying  places  wtis unequal, and  certain suggestions  were made as to the .improvement  of the representation at this convention.  A third  resolution pointed-put that the  date fixed for  the election  of   delegates  was much too early and.the secretary wtis  instructed   to    communicate    with    the  originators   of the convention and  find  out if March 2-1 th could hot be substituted  for Eebrttaay 2-1 th as the date of the election of delegates.    There is a strong feeling in New Denver that independent candidates "are a delusion  and a snare.    Bill  Springer   said   that independent   candidates -reminded'-hi in  of the story of  the  big  jackass  whicli  was  placed  between  two  bundles of .hay. and did   not know  ���which' to turn to.    It was  "bray" "bray"  till   the   time   but   it starved   to death.  West Kootenay with an independent candidate would be like the jackass.        j  Yesterday was the stormiest clay 'experienced this winter.  Captain Easterbrook of the steamer  W.-Hunter has been laid oIT for a few  days Avith a strained back. W. Hunter is  inconimand of his namesake.  Sew Denver ������can now boast of two  butchers.   A Yarn from Nova Scotia.  In Kenncbuukport, Nova Scotia, lives  captain Benjamin "Thompson. He is just  100 years old. The old skipper is; living  in the house in which he was born on December 20th. 170*3. His oldest son is 71  yetirs old and lives with him. lie is erect  and vigorous and tit wrestling at side-  holds or "arms' length" his son Evan todtiy  would be no match for him. He shaves  himself 'regularly, and during the first fall  of snow this season he wtis engaged in  making repairs on the road iu 'payment  for his county tax. .With'the exception'  of extreme deafness all the captain's  faculties seem to be intact. Captain  Thompson has the first dollar he ever  owned. It is a Spanish coin of the dtite  of 17S1. He sent fowl to New Orleans  when a boy of 12. and received $10 for  them from his brother. Another of the  many curiosities he litis is a "fo'penee  ha'penny" which his father found in the  stomach of ti cow killed when Benjamin  wasa youngster of eight. The captain  never has used tobacco in any form, and  had only once drank liquor over a bar.  That was when he had an attack of tlie  ague.   Stabbing Affray at Nakusp.  Nakusp Ledge. December 2Sth : "Early  Friday morning Robert Cummings and  Joseph Dunn, cook and night watchman,  respectively, for the Inland Development  A: Construction Company, got into an altercation while in a drunken condition,  and in the combat that ensued Cttminiugs  received a nasty cut on the breast tis well  as ti se.veve pummelling, his assailant returning a second time to the attack. Provincial ollicer Fauquier was summoned  aud arrested Dunn. Cummings was found  perfectly helpless and covered with blood,  but after having had his wounds dressed  it wtis found tluit he wtis not seriously in  jured. Dunn was fined $10 and costs;* the  two witnesses summoned could not prove  that the prisoner had stabbed the defendant, hence the light fine.  An Old Fool.  A telegram received tit Helena, Montana, from New York announces that A.  M. Cannon, the Spokane banker, has acknowledged his marriage to Mrs. Ward.  He deeded her before her marriage three  business blocks in Spokane, the income  from which is $10,000 a year. _ Mrs. Ward  was recently tit Nelson and Kaslo. tind is  about-10 years younger than the old fool  who has married her.  Demanded Payment Before it was Due.  A "i-dolltir Irish greenback, issued by  "John O'Mahony. agent of the Irish Republic," under date of March 17th. ISfHi,  and payable "six months tifter the acknowledgement of the independence of  the Irish nation." was presented for payment in a grocery store in New York  recently.  m  'isa  "��_*8__S  i<&?  _      mi ��� i ii in  i ��� 11 ���  |__hp   i linn���m���f-iw-p-in ii ���   i ii___| ii i hi   i| ii i   mill  ii mniM i_nn___ ������m ���___��� m  iii i ������   nw |i      ������������ m mw    �� n��  hi    ������_���  mi iifi  i  ���    I   T     ���* I     II     n     |_    ]~|~i���i 1 I  ���I���r*l~n���l~l n���IT imi     "il 1������*"��� ir p-pi     i" I  ���������    ii    i ��� ������ u      iim   iiii       i     i    iiii    ��� n  i    i    n        ���  1    "��_V  *i      ���* ^��     ,1   nib-it   iff   0    i *UH     n       -*1�� fc  I ���    -J 1 _U     . ., JJ'I, ''--ilu'-I-      ii'il-H**'***' J   , !��� *   i     '���_. j       ft*        ���       I    '      ���       **   *     .       f-ivj .   ���        1       *��� ���        ..i.._i   .1     I��� -Iii ���      ������!.    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Second floor, Sootl building, Josephine St., Nelson,.11.1'.
Ift.; @LXXblXXX£:: .:
...... JANUARY l.'f, lSfll
The electors of West Kootenay who favor nominating
a candidate (or candidates if the district should be given
more, than one member) for member of lho legislative assembly, at the next, general election, are requested to
elect delegates to a nominating convention, lo be held at
Nelson, on Saturday, April-i-Jth, iSi'l, at 2 o'clock p.m..
Ihe primary election for the election of delegates to be
belli on Saturday, February _.llh, ISM. between the hours
of 2 and .*. o'clock p. in. Citizens whose names are on the
voters'list alone be allowed to vote fordelegatos. Representation in the convention to be as follows:
Precinct or        Number of.'
■ Precinct or        Xumber of
voting place.       delegates.
voting place.       delegates.
Glacier House -  1
Waneta   1
Illecillewaet — .  .... — 2
Toad Mountain....  1
lievelstokc Station....... -
Xelson ■..'..'.'  ;')
Kevelstoke —   1
Balfour     1
Hig Ilend  1
Pilot Bay ................. 1
Hall's Landing   1
liykert's Custom House 1
Lardeau City :...  1
Ainsworth — _.
Trout Lake City......         1
Kaslo •_.       ....... 5
Fire Valley  1
Kobson ...  1
Now Denver ... ... ."'
Trail.;... ...V...... 2
Silverton .',...: ...    .. 1
Delegates-elect, if unable to attend the convention,
shall have the privilege of transferring their credentials
to parties who can attend. Delegates'credentials must
be signed by the two judges ami the clerk of the primary
election, the judges and clerk to be chosen by the voters
present at their respective polling places immediately
prior to the hour of opening the polls. Delegate; must.
be registered voters.
While the date for the-'next, provincial,
election-is not yet given out by the gov-
erntnent. it is likely to; be early in 'June.
At most, little more -'-than'four-months remain in -which to discuss the questions tit
issue, and the  issues are important  ones
to   the -people of West Ivootenay.    Tiik
Tnnu'XK   favors   sending   to   Victoria a
representative (or representatives if the
district be given more than one member)
whose intersts are till in  the district,  for
in no other way tire the people's interests
likely to be well looked after.    It Favors
ti representative who is in touch with tlip
people among whom lie lives; a representative who knows the requirements of the
district;-a representative  who "will   not
sacrifice  the interests'of the district for
the interests of any set of individuals or
for  any  corporation;   a ■ representative
who will not set himself above the people
he   represents; and   one  whose  personal
honesty cannot be questioned.   Tiik Tui-
Bi.'NK urges the people to elect delegates
tit the primary election who will support
such a candidate iu the convention to be
held in Nelson in April: and tlie nominee
of that convention will be the next representative from West Kootenay.
Opinions will differ as regards the practicability of the electors of West Kootenay meeting in convention, by accredited
delegates, and selecting ti- man to make the
contest for the legislative assembly. An
expressed opinion is that it does not give
the weak or unpopular candidate a show,
and that the convention will be controlled
in the interest of some strong and popular candidate. That is the main object
of the convention system, the selection of
a strong, capable man on whom the electorate can unite, thereby preventing the
return of a factional candidate, which
will surely be the result if every town in
the district has tt caiididnt.c'-of its .own.
There is a faction in West Ivooloimy, ti
faction that knows no town and has but;
one object, that is, the spoils of office. It
is that faction tluit the people of West
Kootenay must light on election day. aud
the best way to fight it is Lo unite on a
capable candidate in convention, and
stand by him on election day. The faction is til ways united. Let the people
light unitedly ou election day, tiL least.
Tiik report that the cattle quarantine
regulations htul been suspended so as to
allow beef cattle to be brought into British Columbia from the United States is.
apparently, without foundation. The
customs authorities say they have not received tiny instructions in regard to the
matter. There i.s not much likelihood of
the Dominion goveniineutsuspendiiig any
regulation whereby the people would be
benefited; but once let, a member of
parliament ask I'or a suspension that
would benefit him. tind the suspension is
ma.de instnnter.
TllAT (he convention method meets with
the approval of one candidate is evidenced
by tin announcement that appears on another page. J. Fved Hume is it candidate,
and he will abide by the decision of the
foil volition.
The   Craze of  Eight   Hundred  Girls   too   Much
for His Nerves.
I am a modest man. and 1 went out to
cat my modest lunch, the other day. and
inadvertently walked into a place where
there weve eight hundred young and
beautiful women all of whom looked at
me. If they htul been men, a few of them
would probably have been thinkingabout
something, tind a commonplace stranger
would not hn.ve become at. once the cynosure of all eyes, but these weve women,
careless and I'vee, upon whom the cares of
business had left no traces except the ink-
stains on their thumbs. So, having nothing requiring their attention, they all
looked at me. and I felt as uncomfortable
as we do in those distracting nightmares
when we roam through dignified assemblies looking for a quiet corner where; we
can,.']nit bur clothes on. They kept on
chewing; with a gentle and rythmical
movement, which -required <uo conscious
direction, and left their 'minds free to
consider my claims to .-personal .'beauty
and,engaging manner.
And then suddenly the/entire eight hundred took their eyes off me, and forgot I
wtis {dive. It was the only thing that
could have made me feel worse thtin .1 felt
when they -were looking at me, and it accounts for the tinge of bitterness which
.may be detected in these lines. A man
must be older and more -philosophical,
than I am before he can endure with
patience the humiliating reflection that
■ not one girl in eight hundred "prefers him
to a plate of ham and beans.
I stumbled along through the room, and
at last discovered a place at the far end
where there were a few men. The only
-vacant seat was by a table whicli had men
on one side and women on the other.- I
fell into the chair, and instantly found
myself face to face with a haughty typewriter girl who, in our elevator, lias frequently repulsed with scornful eyes the
advances which heaven knows! did make.
I.stole a glance at her to see whether she
could still find it in her'heart to crush me,
humbled as I was. in the'.presence of so
much youth and beauty. Jitit she lifted
her cold gray eyes from her griddle cakes,
and looked at something tluit was immediately behind me. I do noc know
what it was. but I could feel her steely
glance pass through me with the cold
precisiouof a scalpel. Aud yet she is not
destitute of human sentiments. I. have
heard her converse with the elevator boy
in such-moving; tones that he run by four
floors where business men waited, swear-
pressed so heavily on that tie-that Leonid
feel the shirt stud underneath it being
gradually forced into my bosom. Two or
three girls tit the table beyond turned
around. They knew instinctively where
to look.
.My eyes fell before this concentrated
lire. 1 bowed my head, not in deference
wholly, but with the idea of getting my
chin low enough to cover the necktie. As
I did so I saw, with the corner of tin eye,
this notice on the wall:
: iu: that iic.mui.ictii :
1II.MS._I...' SI IA I.I.  in-;  !.X..I.TI.I> :   „
It fitted my case exactly, and yet the
promise involved in it seemed to bo scantily fulfilled. I began to open some eggs
with ti trembling hand. A large piece*of
the shell fell into my glass. I tried to
fish it out with it spoon which, such wtis
my agitation, knocked against tins glass
like oneof those tapers in a shop window,
inviting people'to come in and be robbed.
Then all the girls shifted their gaze from
my necktie to the piece of shell. Under
■■such ■circumstances, "I was not likely to
catch it.
"Let me send it back tind get you another,", said a kindly voice behind me.
It was the male superintendent of the
establishment, an exceptionally polite and
obliging young man. I had never been
so glad to see a male of my species before.
It brought my courage back. I rose and
abused that gentle youth for.-e.yeity fault
of omission and commission known to the
restaurant business. He took it with the
blandest courtesy. Suddenly, grown
brave, 1. turned to see what effect my assertion of dignity had had upon the girls.
They.'.-were all gone. One o'clock had
struck and they had gone back to hammer some more holes in our language.
Perceiving this, L apologized meekly to
the superintendent, and then sat down
and ate the cold egg, shell and all.
Hotel for Sale.
(The estate of McI'_aoliren & Co. in liquidation.)
Ho! for the White Grouse Mountain Mines!
The Rich Copper-Silver Mines on Grouse Mountain are easily reached from
the new townsite on the east side of Kootenay Lake, and which is distant about sixteen
miles from the mines. There is bound to be a rush to the mines on White Grouse Mountain in the spring, and DAVIE is sure to be a town of importance, as well as supplies for, and
ore from the mines must pass through it.   For prices of lots apply to
P-PAWm     Hrant    Tlfla .GEORGE NO WELL, Victoria;
|jl U WII    UI dll I    II UtS. or JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson.
ing, to be taken down in the car. -And I
have occasionally seen her gaze into the
mirrors in 'the car with other purpose
than to contemplate her own loveliness, I
have even thought that she was looking
tit me; but, alas, it was always when I
hadn't shaved for four days.
A young man came to remove the debris
of my predecessor's order. Though young,
as I have said, this gentleman had already
risen high in his profession. He could
clean off tt table tis I nad never seen it done
before, lie wiped off that table until it
was so smooth that the dishes could
hardly stand' on it. And not a crumb,
not a bean, nor tin atom of pie was spilled
upon the floor. It all went into my lap,
every morsel of it. He even brushed the
■■grease-spots of a previous season off the
mahogany on to my pantaloons, lie is
positively the .sloppiest man thtit ever
raised the price of benzine, and he should
command a high salary iu any restaurant.
The waiter girl came in. 1 think that
she wtis shot out of a canon, but I cannot
swear to this, because I did not see her
coining. In fact I did not know that she
had started until 1 found her ou my back.
She laid some things down on the table.
Some of the things she putdown with belief t hand, which was on one side of my
neck, tind some with her right hand which
was on the other. She was in such a hurry
with the tea-spoon that she snapped it up
my sleeve anrl it disappeared. I protest
that this 'wtis not my fault, and it was
only a pewter spoon anyway, but the
haughty type-writer girl viewed me with
increased distrust afterwards.
Then the wtiiter girl asked  me what I
would have..   It was an embarrassing position.    It seemed tis if the eight hundred
girls began to look tit me again.   Certainly
in the eyes of the six on the other side of
my table I read the (piestion:    ••Will you
take ham and   Hoston?"   The room  "was
full  of  nodding  plumes.    I never before
had   Lhe faintest conception of the ning-
niliceiiee   of    feminine    headgear.     How
could I give my modest order in such tin
assemblage with a   full certainty that the
waitress would announce it iu a voice like
the trump of doom?    I ha ve been a rather
severe    employer   of    type-writer    girls.
When    my   dictated   letters    have   been
signed ••Yours Truly" with a capital T, I
have raised a row aijotil it and have felt a
certain   superiority  afterwards.    But tit
this   moment   when    eight    hundred    of
thorn    had    mo     practically   alone,    off,
how they did get square with  me!   This
was   their   place,   tind   they    knew    the
etiipiette in use, and   I didn't.    And they
till looked at  me once  more,  even those
that were black to me, until I felt so small
that I couldn't find anything on the bill of
f.-ire that was small enough to go inside of
me.    .\iid tis they looked  at me   they till
chewed   serenely,   and   even   the sloppy
young   man   was   til raid   of    them,   and
brushed things into their napkins instead
of on their dresses.    When I htul given my
order all the gilds looked  at  their plates
again in a   hurry, in   order  to  emphasize
Lhe fart that it was the order tind not me
in     whicli    they    were    interested,    tind
whether it subsequently killed ine or   not
was a matter of total indifference to them.
Presently the haughty typewriter  girl
opposite" nit! deigned  to raise  her eyes as
far as my necktie.    Then the girl next to
her also looked tit it.    Originally if wtis it
light, colored   lie, and if we had   ti decent
system of street cleaning in   Xew York, it
would bo so today.    Hut Lhe dust does fly
di'i-ndl'iilly.    I   had   fancied, indeed, thiiL
Lhe part which was ox posed i.o view looked
well  enough: but when the girls riveted
their gaze upon  it, iny soul   became  htir-
rassed   by  doubt.     The other four girls
joined   in   the  game, and    their glances
This house occupies two lots on the corner
of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by
100 feet in size. It has three floors and
about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which
are furnished.
One of the oldest-established general merchandise stores in Southern Kootenay
can be purchased on very reasonable terms within the next 90 days. The sales aggregated nearly $100,000 in the last twelve months. The stock on hand is new. The
store-buildings are large, well-lighted, and in a good location. Purchaser can get easy
terms by paying half cash.
November 27th, 1893.
For further particulars address
John Houston & Co., Nelson, B. C.
Arrangements have been made by which tlie lots can
be sold with the house. The house has been running
eight months and has done a paying business, und which
by good management could be greatly improved. For
terms and particulars apply to
G. 0. BUCHANAN, Assignee.
Kaslo, li. ('., December ISth, IS!).'..
elson Hotel
is now under the management of
(lately steward on the steamer N'elson).
Kelly Sectional Boiler,
(Patents applied for in Canada and U.S.)
From this time on an ed'ort will be made lo make the
N'elson.a resorl for business and mining men, as everything obtainable in season will be proeured.
Hates—Single meals, oO cents; day board, §8 a week.
Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.
Can be set up by two men in
two days and taken apart
by one man in ten hours.
Specially constructed for
packing- over mountain
The Very BEST OF Everything.
Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing-,
Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.
For prices, etc;., apply to
Edward Watts,
Kaslo, B. C,
or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M. Co.,
Hell Telephone Building, Ottawa, Ontario.
That New Denver is the coming town in inland British
Columbia is beyond question,
and it is the only town in
the Frovince in which speculators have a chance to operate. The following are
The north half of lot S block 5 (25 feet
frontag-e), $450, $300 easli, balance in
six months; no back payment to the
government. Lot 9 block 12 (50 feet
frontag-e), $600, $326 cash, the balance
to the government. Lot 7 block 14 [50
feet frontag-e], $600, $520 cash, the
balance to the government.
John Houston & Co.
Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.
All Rail to Spokane, Washington.
. x i-: i ._?<) N'..
.Arrive f.:l.l I'. M.
Commencing December liltli. 15..K5. on Wednesdays and
Saturdays trains will ran through to Spokane, arriving
there at ij.IKI 1'. _\I. same day. I .chiniing will leave
.Spokane al 7 A.M. on Tuesdays and Fridays, arriving at
Nelson ill, ii.-IO I'. _VI., making close coniicelions with
steamer Xelson I'or all Ivool.cnav lake point-.-.. .
The Kootenay Country Is 300
Miloa nearer tlie lSastern
States and  Caziaaa via Bonner's   Ferry   than   any   other
i SOUEj\
or D. B BOGLE, New Denver.
(Notary   Public)
Devlin & McKay, Props.
rand Central
Corner   Front  and   Fourth   Streets,
KASLO,   B. C.
A. & J. Fletcher, Props.
Stage leaves Grand ("entral for Watson, Hear Lake Oity,
Three forks. New deliver and all points in
the Kaslo-Slocan district.
Adjoining the government lownsilo of Nelson,
AT $125 and UPWARDS,
with a rebate for buildings erected.   Tlie best- residential
property in Nelson.    Value sure lo increase.
Apply to
.-:-   W. A. JOWETT,    -:-
Mining  and  Real  Estate   Broker,  Auctioneer
and Commission Agent,
Agent for Nelson  and  West   Kooteimy Districl, or to
INNKS& UIClIAIil.S, Vancouver.  U. (J.
ootenay Lake
Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.
Boat connections are made at
Bonner's Ferry with trains
On the
Kiii- Spokane, I'liyet Sound, Montana points, .SI. Paul.
Chicago and points in Canada anil the ICa.-tcrn Stales.
Palace Sleeping and Dining cars. Kamily Tourist cars,
HulS'el-l.ibrai-y cars. Free Colonist cars daily between St.
Paul, lioiincr's Kerry, Spokane, and Seattle. Through
sleepers to Chicago.
For further informal ion apply to llie olliccrs of the
boats on the Hnmier's Ferry run; to P. Casey, agent,
I I'real, Northern Itailway, Munner's Kerry, Idaho: li. II.
St. .foilii. general agent. Spokane. Wash.: K. (J. Stevens
city passenger and ticket agent, Seattle. Wash.: II. Ci.
Mc.Mickcn. general agent, _. King street- east, Toronto.
Out.: or l'\ 1. Whitney, general passenger and ticket
agent. St. Paul. Minn.
The Confederation Life Association,
TbePho.nix Fire Insurance Company,
The Provident, Fund Accident Company;
a l .so,
The Sandv Croft Foundry Company, near Chester, ICng-
lund, makers of nil kinds of mining machinery, air
compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.
Jowett Building, Victoria Street,
3sr*BX_,so"isrn _b. c
.Ioiin M. Kkkkkk.
Ja.mks W. Ska i.i;.
A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,
laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,
clear Mr Mooring and ceiling for sale al. lowest rates.
G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.
Corner   Front and   Fourth  Streets,
.Job training done.   Have several hundred cords of good
wood, which will he sold at reasonable prices.
I.KAVli.    OIlM.ll..    AT
,T.   F.  Hume   &   Co.'li.   Vernon   Street.   Nelson.
Nelson   Livery Stable
Passengers and  baggage   transferred  to and   from  tliu
railway depot and steamboat landing.    I' reight
hauled and job teaming done.   Stove
wood for mile.
Notice is hereby given Ihat at the next session of the
Legislature of the province ol' Hritish Col bin application will be made for the passage of a privnli: bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate, and maintain a
svstem of railway, tramway, in- aerial tramway, lo be
operated by steam, elect ricilv, or gravity, for the purpose
of carrying passengers, freight, anil ores from a pninl. at
or near New Denver to the Mountain Chief, Slocan Slur.
Alpha, Freddii! bee. Blue Bird. Iloiinii/ii King. Washington, Dardanelles, Wellington, am! any other mine ur
mines within a radius of lil'feen miles of New Denver, or
to Three Forks, .Silverton. Hear Lake City. Watson.
Seaton. or any oilier town or towns within a radius of
llfleen miles of New Denver, hi West Kootenay district :
also to construct, operate and maintain works I'or supplying any mine or mines, or town or I owns, wit bin a radius
of lifle'en miles of New Denver, wilh eleelrlcify I'or lighting, heating, orotliiM' purposes, or for supplying any in ine
or mines, or town or towns, within a radius of lll'lecn
miles of Now Denver wilh walcr for household uses or
otlicr purposes; anil also lo lake and use from Cnrpciiler
creek and if.-, trilniliiries so much water of the said creek
and tributaries as may be necessary lo obtain power fur
general ing eleclricity lobe Used I'or fhenhovc-iiientioncd
svslt.ni or purposes, or for ol her work- of lhe applicants;
witli power lo lhc applicants lo coii-t ruel and maintain
buildings, creel ions, raceways, or oilier works in eunncc-
t.ion llieriiwil.li for improving or increasing the water
privilege: and also to oiilcr in and expropriate lands for
a site for power-houses, right-of-way, nnd for ilams, r.icc-
ways, or such oilier works as shall be m-ccs-nry: iil.-o lo
creel, const ruel, and maintain all nccessiiry works, buildings, pipes, poles, wires, appliances, or cuiivciiiciiccs necessary for I be purposes of I he applicants.
.IIIIIN KIJ.IOT, Solicitor for Aiiplieanls.
New Denver, H.C, December llilh, I Mill.
IDE \^7*r>3SI E"2".
I'ICOVINCI-: OK  ItlclTISII   Cfll.I'MltlA.
To our faithful the members elected to serve in the legislative assembly of our Province of Hritish Columbia at
our City of Victoria—(■'reefing. •
A   l,l.tl0l.,..\IATIO.\\
TiikoikiI.i-; Davii-;. | "VTrillCltKAS we are desirous and
Attorney-lieiieral. j vv resolved, as soon as may be.
lo meet our people of our Province of Hritish Columbia,
and l,i i have lheir advice in our legislature:
Now know ye, thai for diverscauses and considerations,
and taking into coasideral ion the ease and convenience
of our loving .subjects, wc have thought lit. by and with
lhe advice of our executive council of tlie Province of
l.ritish Columbia, do hereby convoke, and by these presents enjoin you, and each of you. that, on Thursday, the
eighteenth day of the month of .lanuary. one thousand
eight, hundred and niia ly-four. you meet us in our said
legislature or purliniiicnl of our said Province, at our
City of Vieiiirlii. for the dispatch of business, lo Ireal.do.
ael! and conclude upon those things whicli in our legislature of I he Province of Hritish Coin in bin. by the com n ion
council of our said Province may, by I lie favor of Cod, be
In teslinioiiy whereof, we have caused these our letters
to be made patent anil the great seal nf the said Province to be hereunto alllxed: Witness, the honorable
Kdgar Pewdury, lieuleiiant-governorof oiirsaid Province of llrit isli Columbia, in our (-it v of Victoria, in our
said Province, this fourteenth day of December, in the
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
iiinefy-lhree. and in lhe llfty-seventh year of our reign,
liv command.
.IAMKS HA Is* Kit. Provincial .Secretary.
Th'_ silling of the county court of Kootenay, to be
bidden at Nelson, has been postponed until Monday, the
21st dav of May. A.I). IKill.
T. II. CIFFIN.  Iiegistrar.
Xelson. H.C. December llfb. 18!W.
__ __.____._.„ -~CE^
y Nolice is hereby given that at lhe next session of the
Legislature of Hritish Columbia application will be made
for the passage of a piicate bill nut homing The Hall
Mines, Limited, to construct, equip, operate, and main-
lain a tramway from the Silver King mine lo » po nf at.
or near NeN-oii. iu West Ivootenay district; und. also, to
construct, equip, operate, and maintain concentrating,
electrical, and smelting works I'or mining and I'or other
purposes. Till*. HALL MINKS. L1MITKD,
per II, K. Croasdaile, Agent.
Haled. December aitli, I.HIIX
Not ice is hereby given thai .lohn McDonald, as agent
fur Klienezcr lliiiusiiy. has tiled the necessary papers anil
made applicat ion I'or a 1 'rowu (Irani in favor of the niiu-
nruI claim " liiilu,"situated in llie Nelson .Mining Division of West Konlcnny. Ad ver.-ecliiiinanfs will forward
11 n or object ions within III) davs from llie dale of this publico! ion. N. FITZSTUHHS,
(Jolil Conuiiis.sioncr.
Nelson. H. C, 1,'il.li November. 1SH.I.
N'olice is hereby given Dial .lohn McDonald, as agent
for Charles Hull ami olliers, has IIled the necessary
papers and inuilcapplicn! ion fur a Crown (Irani iufavo'r
of I In-mineral claim "\'ii'tiiria," sit iialed in llie Nelson
Mining Division of Wcsl Kooteiniy. Adverse cliilinaiils
will forward lheir object ions within lib ihivs from the
dale of this publication. N. FIT/STMIlllS,
(iohl Commissioner.
Nelson, I!. C, l.llh November, LSD...
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K.   S. CI.Ol.STON	
.Ceiieral Manage
filial to all his clitiiK-cs ol' sncc-oss. And
by dcgvees hope died out ol' his life, lotiv-
iiiK hi in no lip;.it by whic-.h totfiiido his ,-K.t.s.
Ono dark October morning ho rose. i-e-
Iiictaiit its usual to I'tu-ti tlio world—tliat
world which had so .strangely c-liani^ud its
aspoc-t unto him. Ilis'sonsu of duty novel-
pci'iiiitcod him to allow a day to pass
without ma,l<in<' tin   olVoi-t  to secure oni-
iw intiile
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N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.
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LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,
and in Hie. principal cities in Canada.
Uny and  sell Sterling   lOxcliange and  Cable Transfers.
(.'KANT  l.'O.MMl.HCIAl.  A.VIi 'I'llAVUl.l.l-'.I.S' Cltl-lll'I'S,
available in any part, of the world.
i.....|."rs ihsiu.i. ; iini.i.KuTib.Ns ji.uik; ktu.
1IATK OF INTEREST (at present) Hi Per Cent:
(. 11 wtis tht-oit.n'h no fault of his own Ilor-
' hurt Seckhiini round himself without occupation. Tiie stockbroker in whose employ he had been from youth had fallen
upon evil times: business became depressed, speculations failed, losses crowded
upou each other, until bankruptcy stared
him in the face, when dismissing his clerks
and closing his office, his place upon
'Change knew him no more.
Though grieved I'or his governor's misfortunes. Herbert Heckhatu had little concern I'or liisown future. A young man of
2-\. with a good education, more tha.ii aver-
ago talent, and plenty of energy, he felt
cert.iin of soon obtaining a position equal
to if not better than that lie had lost. So
far as he had gone on his way through
life, no di Weill ties htul beset him: his abilities had from the first been recognized:
his manner favorably impressed Ihose
with whom hectime in contact; his bright-
frank face won him troops of friends. So
that, relying on self lie knew no fear: and
without experience of the strange,' uncertain turns of this world's ways, he was
full of coin-ago. But Kate, whose grim
delight it seems to mock the young, to
dash their hopes to earth, to, trace care's
lines on their fresh faces— Kate dealt
hardly with him.
'For first, he who had ever been healthy
and robust fell ill of million-/.:.-, from whose
harsh grip lieemerged weak and pale, and
then when the cost of his sickness and the
unfruitfuliiess of his idleness made it more
'necessary than ever that he should find
employment, none was to be found. At
Jirsthe could not. would not reali/.e the
fact, until' day by day it was .borne in
upon him, making itself 'sharply felt,
wounding and hum ilia ting It is sell-respect,
darkening his pleasure in life.
Not i'or himself did ho eare so much as
for the mother and sister who were'-"dear
to him. who were worshipped by him;
(hoy with whom he associated all that
was highest tind noblest, gentlest tind
sweetest in human nature. His mother,
on the sudden death of her husband—a
country parson--had been left an annuity
of nearly fifty pounds,-added to which
the earnings of her daughter as a visiting
governess, tind of Herbert as ti stockbroker's clerk, htul helped'to make their
modest home iu Bloontsbury lodgings
cot n for table.
Until that unfortunate day when the
young man found himself without employment,' none could be more happy than
they. The world outside their narrow
circle was to them tis naught: they being-
all in all to each other, but with Herbert's
illness and lack of success an air of depression had stolen upon them which they
sti-ove in vain to ignore. Not i'or themselves did the patient, gentle women
grieve: but for him who was the light of
their lives, the joy of their hearts, the
hope of their future. And they felt I'or
him the more because he made-no complaint when he returned in the evening',
nitigued and baffled after a day's search
in the city for employment: worn tind
pale, nosmile upon his face, no cheer upon
his lips, pain in his eyes,-the chill of disappointment clinging to him.
Their attempts at gayety, their unobtrusive thoughtl'tilness. the delicacy of
their restraint fiotn questioning, touched
him. He knew full well, as they who
strove (o conceal it. they had deprived
themselves of comforts, and even necessities, that they might provide him with
a strengthening meal, which they needed
more than he.
By merest accident lie learned his sister
had'lost three of her best paying pupils.
One day he missed from the chimney-
piece tt pail- of old silver candlesticks,
preserved from the wreck of their former
homo, and dared not ask where they had
gone. The sight of the anxious faces of
his motherand sister cut him to the heart,
from whose depths came bitter cries during the sleepless nights he tossed upon
his bed.
Four months was ho now out of employment, .and three of these had been spent
in futile efforts l.o obtain some_ situation
by which he might earn his daily bread.
But no opening could he find. Friends
who. at lirst. had been intcreslod in him
soon became weary of se-iing him. For
lhe one situation advertised, hundreds
applied: (Jerniaii clerks, who offered their
services for pitta iiri.-s on which no Knglish-
iii/iii could live, getting the preference:
sm.-ii'l ness. ediicat ion tind energy seemed
drugs in I he market.
By degrees, he who had evev been careful in his dress began lo wear an air of
shnbbiiiess. which the extra .polish of his
hat and the over-brushed condition of his
roat accentualed rather than diminished;
;i slinbbiness which he  knew would prove
ploynient: these efforts being ui
with <t sickening heart.
t. His sleep the previous night had been
l restless and his condition was feverish,
r At breakfast— where the little delicacies
his mother htul been used to were no
longer seen--he ate little. Before che
meal was quite over his sister wa.s*.bliged
to hurry away that she might keep an appointment she hoped might result in tin
engagement. He saw her prepare to go
out in the damp, chill air, dressed in ti.
thin, slimmer jacket. The warm, fur-
lined cloak ho had given her the previous
Christmas had 'gone to the same destination as (he candlesticks. As she went
lighlly tind nervously down tlie stairs, he
heard her being ttddi essed in a high, contemptuous tone by the landlady. The
girl's voice, low and pleading, responded
to this outburst: then came a torrent of
words, evidently reproachful, from the
woman, and the hall door was violently
banged. In a. little while, he thought, it
might be sluit upon them till.
So deep was his emotion, so keen his
pttin. he could scarcely restrain himself
I'roin crying out against the misfortunes
which had overtaken him. but a glance tit
his mother's face,pale fi'oni the efforts she
made to conceal hertigittition. braced him.
Before leaving, he bent down and kissed
. her, as had been his custom from boyhood. His lips were cold and his eyes
weve full of rebellion against Fate. As
she looked at him a-sudden wild aud fearful thought Hashed across her mind.
"Oh Herbert! What would my life be
without you—my son. my hope"-'" she
cried out, struggling bravely to keep back
her tears.
lie was startled by her words, interpreting a desperate but Hooting idea tluit
had dawned on him. and hurriedly answered—
••Don't   fear  that,   mother,  don't  fear
that." and he kissed  her again, lovingly,
■■(.iod   bless you." she nan-mured.    "So
long as you are left to me I shall be satisfied.    .    .    .    f can still thank (iod."
He could not bear to hear more, and he
therefore hastened away to begin another
of those days of dreary hopelessness and
sore humiliation.
As he could not afford to buy newspapers, he frequented ti free library in tho
neighborhood, where he saw the morning
journals and took the addresses of advertisers on whom he would call or to whom
he might write. And the expenditure-of
every-penny'being now a matter for consideration, iie walked into the city there
to begin anew his weary search for employment.
This day seemed to him more cheerless,
more fatiguing, than any which had gone
before, lie received 'rebuffs and discourtesies from strangers, acquaintances had
slighted him, those he once considered
friends had turned their bucks upon him.
Despair and desperation began to creep
into his heart. How -could he return
again defeated, again without hope to
those who suffered most through 'his suffering?- How. could he continue to take
from them the necessities of life they
sorely needed for themselves? He had
become a burden to their existence; his
presence brought them pain. How wtis
this misery which hail fallen upon him to
end? In the midst of the darkness which
encompassed him came the sight of his
mother's face, patient, gentle, pleading.
Since his scanty breakfast he had eaten
nothing all-day, and now it was late in
the afternoon:, the heavy gloom that
hung above the city since morning had
grown more dense. A feeling of physical
sickness wtis upon him: now and then he
became dizzy, and (heyellow lamps flared
in circuits through the fog. Presently he
for.iid himself clinging to the iron bars
protecting the plate-glass' windows of a.
shop, in which, under the Hare of electric,
light, diamonds, sapphires, amethysts,
to pa/., and turquoise sparkled and confused his senses.
Here was wealth such tis would have
enriched him for life. Any one of these
innumerable stones exposed for stile
would bring a sum suflicient to lift him
tind his into comfort for many a day.
Why wtis such a display of riches made
before the eyes of the poor, whom hunger
tortured and weakness tempted, tind misfortune made defiant of man's laws?
He wtis about to turn away when the
mirror forming the back part of the window swung open, and a salseman put forward a Iiii[itl to remove a diamond ring
ranged in tt front row. As he withdrew
his arm he omitted to close the reflecting
panel, so that Herbert Seckham could follow his movements as he placed some valuable rings before a customer, tt tall,
broad-shouldered man of about 80, who
was evidently not a Londoner, nor yet---
judging front something tindelinable in
his bearing—an Knglishmnn. A keen,
kindly look in his blue eyes, a pleasant,
trustful expression iu his sunburnt face
made a favorable impression on Herbert
Seckham. who watched him with an interest for which he did not trouble himself to account.
The purchase occupied a considerable
time, but tit length a, diamond ring wtis
selected, in payment for which ti note was
offeved. a note t hat must have represented
a largo stun, as a little pile of gold was
given the strttnger in change. This, with
a careless air Iu; swept into his purse, putting the hitler into the side pocket of his
rough tweed coat. A minute; later and he-
was in the street, standing beside Heck-
ham looking into the window at the rings
displayed, as if yet somewhat undecided
regarding the choice he had made.
Suddenly llorbertSeckhain's heart gave
a   bound as  he realized  that  the  pocket
info which he had seen the  purse slipped
was close  within  his  reach,    lie had but
to   stretch   out.  his   hand   with  care  and
ic   gold   was   his.
t he pale, pinched
landlady's   voice,
oflicc.    flashed
do   the  deed.
i .--
wlncli   was
ham   replied
•ink a cup ol
tot i
ctiiition and   I
mcmhrniicc of
home,   of   (lie
urging him  to
The reft i ccs at
of   (he
upon    him.
One  swift.
sharp look tip and down the narrow
street, showed him that no one, wtis near.
His   heart   throbbed  and   deafened   him,
tit the center table,
their evening meal.
••Not at till." .Mrs. Sec
hope you will stay and i
with us."
"Thank you: I will with pleasure." he
The absence of all ceremony on the part
of his entertainers, their freedom from
false shame before a witness to their
pinched condition, the simplicity of their
manners, charmed him: whilst on the
other hand, .Mrs. Seckham htul taken a
fancy to this tall, broad-shouldered man.
who with the iinreservediiess of a child
aeconnnodalod himself to their ways.
Herbert Seckham looked at him with
wonder tind gratitude: he had no further
fear of this man. whoa few minutes before had threatened to hand him over to
justice: the reaction of lhc lad's feelings
left him powerless to speak,
'" Fverything about this country is new
siiif 1 delightful to me." the stranger stiid.
addressing .Mrs. Seckham. whilst he
watched her daughter, who busied herself
between the lire and the table, for this
apartment iu which they sn f. was at once
their kitchen and sitting-room.
'-.Are you an American?" the old lady
'"So. I tun an Australian, and this is
my lirst visit to Knglund. I landed about
a.'week ago and I've  hardly got  used   to
his eyes blazed, and his senses for n second
' became dazed. Then, withoutgi ving himself time to reason or hesitate, he thrusta
trembling hand into his neighbor's pocket.
At that instant he felt a powerful grip
upon his left shoulder, the stranger had
turned on him with angry eyes.
"Vou young thief," he burst out. ''come
along. I'll hand you over to the police.
I've caught you in the act."
I lerbert Seckham wtis powerless to free
himself from the iron grasp: powerless to
spetiIc, for his throat wtis burning and his
mouth was dry; powerless to raise his
eyes lor shame that weighed his head.
The lights iu the shop glared upon him,
the people that passed seemed tis phantoms, the cries of news-vendors sounded
as denunciations, lie reeled, and would
hit ve fallen but for the strong hand that
held him.
•'None of your tricks with me." the
stranger stiid roughly.
"No," Herbert Seckham replied, recovering, and for the first time raising his
eyes to the stranger's. Then a terrible
thought Mashed through the dimness of
his bewildered mind. "Oh! Cod. my
mother!—it will kill her—for her sake,
forgive me.!" he murmured.
There was such woe in his voice, such
agony iu his face, that the stranger
paused, recognizing their genuineness;
setting itsidc his suspicions of trickery,
and looking closer at Seckham. he was
struck by his air of refinement, tind by
that look of pain which so ill-matched his
"I don't deserve it. but for their ssi.ke.s-—
my niotlu r and my sister -let ine go. It's
in your | ever to spare or to kill them."
the young man pleaded, growing desperate at the thoughts of the disgrsiee his exposure would bring on those who loved
"How am I to know you have a mother
or sister." the stranger aslcotl. sis he paused
in indecision.
"Come and sec them." Seckham gasped,
gaining hope and courage, all his soul in
his words. "I would die rather than
bring this disgrace upon them. I wtis
mad. If over you had pity—if you knew
all I have suffered.    Why didn't I
"What's till   this about,  eh?"
policeman asked.
Seckham looked tit the stranger, who
saw.such pain said fear and despair in the
young man's eyes tis he had never before
beheld in those of any human being.
"He has been ill. and I'm seeing him
home." the stranger hastily replied, moving on wards least further (pies(ions should
be asked.
Herbert Seckham heaved a deep sigh: a
reprieve htul been granted him: he clung
to his companion for support.
"Where do you live?" the stranger
"Not; far from   here.    I  will show you,
tind   they  will   thank  yon.    1   can't—not
now.    Vou won't—you won't expose me?"
■■I'll see  your  mother before I answer
that question."
■'Then I'm satisfied; you will not have
the heart to cause her grief."
"But you had."
"I was desperate—I was in ad—may Cod
forgive me."
"What has been the matter?"
In answer Herbert Seek ha in told him all,
tlie stranger listening with interest and
sympathy: so that when he entered the
room where iMrs. Seckham tind her
daughter sat. he felt sis if'he.had-known
them for years. At the sound of a
strangers step they had started and on
his entrance they had arisen in alarm, prepared for any ill that fate might bring
them on this day. the outward gloom of
which seemed symbolical of their inward
depression. But a glance at the frank
face of the new comer, shrewd and kindly,
manly and gentle, disarmed the nameless
fear they felt. Herbert Seckham went
silently over to where his mother stood
by the hearth and kissed her reverently,
lovingly, and she. looking into his face,
perceived that though deadly pale it was
lighted by some inward feeling of relief
that -was almost joy.
And seeing that her son remained silent,
as if the force of some agitation rendered
him unable, to speak, she turned to the
stranger, who in a soft, -pleasant voice,
marked by a slight accent, said : "1 inside
the acquaintance of your son by accident,
and he ask yd me to come tind see you."
** We are very glad that you did." the
old ladysnid. with an airof simple dignity
that impressed her hearer.
"Will you not sit down?" .Margaret
Seckham added, handing him a chair.
In thanking her he looked straight into
her palcsind somewhat pensive lace, with
its delicate outlines said luminous gray
eyes, said a thrill of pleasure passed
through him.
A glance round the room showed him
that till the young man had.said wsis true.
The threadbare carpet, the faded damask
curtains, the quaint worn furniture,
brought I'roin the country vicarage, bespoke poverty, put likewise told of refinement.
•' I fear I tan intruding." he said. looking
the bustle said noise of London yet-
big place, bigger than I imagined."
"Perhaps you ha.ven't been used
ing in cities?"
"That's just it." he replied, smiliii
could inoreesisily find my way through a
prairie than   through   this  wilderness  of
: it's a
ga i-(
to liv-
g.    "M
ot.   but she  had   moved  to  a distant
t   of i  the   room,   and    when    lie   an-
t   shyly,
I most
liking from him. a  hand which trem-
I iu his own.
and thsit's the reason  J've asked
your son to act its my guide and companion for the next few weeks—-just whilst
he's waiting for something to turn up."
The old lady looked at him with si surprise tind gratitude that went to his heart,
and whilst she looked tears gathered iu
her gentle eyes and dimmed her sight;
whilst her daughter stood with an uncovered teapot in one hand said a steaming kettle in the other, her attention distracted by the good news she heard.
"And he has consented, and we have
agreed that he will begin his task of bear-
leading tomorrow morning;." the stranger
added, pretending to take no notice of the
effects his announcement had caused.
Herbert Seckham could hardly believe
he heard aright, but when he recovered
his first surprise he came over and extended his hand to tho Australian.
"That's all right, old chap," the other
said, warmly, as he pressed the outstretched hand iu return.
"I tan so glad, so grateful," .Mrs. Seckham murmured ; "yon don't know "
" Ves, he has told metill. It i.s I who am
lucky. .Just think what it is for me to be
allowed to come here and make friends
with you all." he remarked, glancing at
Margaret Seckham. who, with a'new light
upon her face, had gone on with her pro-
pa ra.tions for their meal.
" Wo are grateful—we tire grateful, believe ine," the old lady said, as her eyes
rested on herson. A weight wtis removed
from her heart, terror might quit her now.
"And so am I," he responded, with a
deeper meaning in his tone than mother
With high spirits they gathered round
the bosa-d. when; a meal wsis served for
four that would scsirco ha ve sufficed for
"Have you no friends iu London ?" .Margaret asked him.
"Not one. I tan si lonely inortsd. for
with the. exception of some connections
down in Dorset, I haven'ta relative in the
Strange to say she wsis not displeased to
hear this. After a second's pause she remarked.  "We came from Dorset."
"Vou did?    Well.'I'm going there in a
couple of weeks time to find my people—
providing they tiro still in that district."
"Then you tire not certain  where they
"No. Vou see my father when he was
about I.S emigrated to Australia, tind by
degrees he lost touch with his kin in the
old world. But ho sometimes used to
speak of his only brother, who was a parson : he had no sister."
The old  lady  laid   down   her cup tind
with some agitation asked :
"What wsis your fathers name?"
"Simon—Simon Seclchnin."
"Then." she responded in a voice tremulous with emotion, "he was my husband's
There was a pause, during which they
sill regarded each other with suppressed
the  Australian said, joyful'
my aunt?    Well   I'm blest!
the -.strangest—the  luckiest
I haven't
jo en
M rs.
I.his?" the new
" What,
"you tire
this isn't
"My husband used often talk of his
brother Simon, who went to Australia
when almost a lad, tind regret that he did
not know whether he was living or dead.
How glad'he would have been to have
seen you."
"And so we are relations," the Australian said, not yet recovered from his
'* Vou tire not sorry. I hope, to have
made this discovery," .Margaret stiid,
" I tan proud, but I was thinking-:"
" What?" the old lady asked eagerly, as
she bent forward.
"That is wtis on account of our relationship I took si liking at first sight to—to
your sou."
Hi'membering what htul passed, the lad
glanced at him with confusion, but to his
surprise saw the Australian appear to be
yet more disturbed.
'.' I am so glad so glad
so happy for many yetirs
" Isn't it   wonderful, a
found cousin asked of the girl beside him,
his eyes spsa-lcling with pleasure.
"Very." she replied, briefly, a Mush
tinging her pale cheeks.
" It's Fate." he said in a lower tone, as
if addressed lo her ear alone.
"A kindly hate." added Herbert.
Tlie scanty meal having been finished
and the table removed to a distant corner,
they gathered round the. lire, a sense of
peace dwelling with them: sin innate
knowledge iu the hearts of two siniongst
them that si strsinge. new happiness htul
suddenly come into their existence.
.Mrs. Seckhiini related certain records
of family history, dwelt upon her husband's clis.iracterisi.ics. and li in ted at the
struggle to which she since had passed,
the new relation listeningattoiitively and
telling thorn in turn till he knew of his
mother, who died young, of his lather's
life, the means by which he amassed his
fortune, the great desire entertained by
him to return one day to the old country
in sesirch of his kith suul kin.
".But you see that was left tonic." he
added, "and here's tin; result," and he
looked around him. not heeding the poor
apartment with its threadbare aspectsaid
its shabby furniture, but joyously recognizing (hat in the midst, of Loudon's
wilderness he. a stranger, had found a
home, and discovered at last an outlet for
the wealth of tenderness that underlay
his rough exterior.
It was late when he si rose, to depart.
"Oood-highl, my dear smut." he said,
bending down and kissing her affectionately. ... ' .
"(iood-nighf        " j
"Oeorge    did   I   not   say  my   name   was !
"(iood-nighf.   (ieorge.  and   I   hope  you j
will come and see me soon again."
"I'll come, if I may, every day so long
as I ;an in' London," he answered, in his
loud, pleasant voice.
"Vou cannot come too often."
He   turned  to   make  his adieu  to M.ir-
I  love
him   with
dea r    hut it wil
An ExpoiiKlvo Luxury.
A negro recently applied for ti marriage
license iu a Louisville court, and when informed that it would cost .$2 he shook his
head wistfully and muttered: "That'll
buy a terrible lot of Hour, boss."
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"(iood-nigh t." she replied, in si low tone.
Then earnest pause, which neither knew
how to interrupt, and he turned awsiy
feeling disssitislied with himself. Herbert had offered to see him to his hotel,
an olfer the Australian gladly accepted.
They gained the street, and continued
their way in .silence for some time, George
iost in thought; but presently rousing
himself, he placed one bsind upon his
cousin's shoulder and said:
"Now. Herbert, don't you ever say si
word si bout—a bout the manner in which
we came to know each other."
"I meant to make a elesni breast of it to
mother, for I toll her everything," Herbert answered, his shame returning.
"A good practice, but in this ease keep
silent; it would be a needless pain to her;
no one in the world must know of it but
you and I, and we shall .forget it from
this moment."
"How.can I ever thank you?" Herbert
stiid, his heart swelling.
"'Say no more about it. my lad. Vou
cannot imagine what this evening has
meant to me—and lonely bachelor, a kin-
less wsiif—but you may some day. . Why,
I'm the happiest man in Loudon tonigl'it
-—because -because- see how the stars are
out," and he suddenly lapsed into silence
once more, his face upturned and filled
with serenity and happiness, like some
one who breathed a more etherial air
than his fellows.
'"Ilere is your hotel," stiid Herbert, as
they sighted the vast gray building, with
its cluster of lamps tit either side of the
"Then come in and have a little supper
with me—you must. Such a night as this
may never come again in your life or in
mine, and we must celebrate it worthily—
And presently, as they ssit tit si little
ttibio in si quiet corner of the great dining
room, with its marble pillars, gilded cornices, tind frescoed walls, they began to
talk of future plans. At 11 o'clock next
morning Herbert was to call for his cousin,
and show him the quaint old-world and
historic sites of London; Salisbury Court,
where .Jolni Dryden lived, tind Blue Ball
Court, where tiie author of Pamela and
Clarissa Marlow had his printing office,
said the temple where Siiniuel .Johnson at
one time resided, and where Oliver Goldsmith lies, said Somerset House, where
Charles I held court, tind Lincoln's Inn
Fields, with its memories of the execution
of lord William Pussell, said in fact every
place of interest that London held.
"Vou will have your work cut out for
you: for I know my history well, and have
read the biographies-of our great men,
and I want- to see the places I hsive so
often dreamt of whilst on the other side
of the world," (ieorge Seckham stiid.
And then he decided that Herbert should
receive five guineas si week for his trouble;
and that this should be paid in advance.
Saying which, he handed that sum to his
cousin, who wtis overwhelmed andabashed
by such, unexpected generosity.
When .supper was over tind cigarettes
were lighted the conversation turned upon
Herbert's mother and sister, when this
son and brother lovingly dwelt on their
patient spirit and noble fortitude, their
tender affection said brave unselfishness,
his listener delighting in what wsis said,
but pained now and then when he heard
how hard Margaret luid worked and for
so small a pittsincc: how uncomplainingly
she bore tho rebuffs so often dealt her by
the parents of her pupils; how anxiously
she sought to earn what would keep those
whom she loved from want.
".Now I thank God'that I tun rich," said
George-to himself when close upon midnight he saw his cousin depart; " for
never before" did I fully realize what
we.ilth can do."
And. true to his word, no day passed
that lie did not call upon his new-found
relatives. Frecpiontly he joined them sit
their evening meal, when he described to
them with enthusiasm the sights he had
seen during the day. His visits, indeed,
ctaiie to be looked forward to with such
pleasure by the little circle that his ab- I
senee made it dull. .Above all things else. I
he delighted in good music, stud sittended
;il I the famous concerts si-tSt. .James's Mall.
"But." he said one evening to his aunt.
"I should enjoy them far more if you said
.Margaret were with me."
.Mrs. Seckham. knowing that sik; was
included in this speech by way of politeness, shook her liostd anil smiled. She was
not well enough to attend ti concert just
then, but Margaret: would no doubt go
with pleasure. And the latter consenting, it wsis arranged that she should accompany him to the next Sara sate concert. For this it appeared that (Ieorge
could obtain but two tickets, so that Herbert could not accompany his sister, mid
she wsis obliged to go with her cousin
To them the music seemed sis something
strange and wonderful, such as they hail
never heard before: not knowing it was
the music of their own hearts that filled
their oars with melody, filled their souls
with delight, and inside sill their senses
thrill with tenderness.
When the girl returned home her cousin
wsis not- with her.    .Mrs. Seckham looking
up.saw whsit she had expected  had   hap-
lened.    .Margaret   advanced   and    threw
ior arms around her mother's nock.
■'.Mother," she said. " he   has  asked   me
to marry him. tt nd, and
till my heart."
IU'\- mother kissed her
" I am so glad, so glad,
he hard to part, with you. .Margaret."
"I"art with me. no I would never consent to that nor would George wish it;
we are all to sail with him for Australia
in the spring, there io begin a new and
a list ppier life." _
"Thank  God." said  Mrs. Seckham. and
again she em lira eed said kiss her i la lighter.
And they both  wept, long, their  hearts
being full of jav.
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c.,":   I *    ■•> THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY  .1.894,  THE    WEEK'S   ORE   SHIPMENTS.  lliplllcnl.  Fi)r I In- week ending .liiiiinu-y I-th. tlit; hit  over the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway wen  Mountain Chief mine, Slocnn districl   Northern Hellc iniiiu.        ������ ������    Antelope mine. .���    Number One mine, A.iiis-.vnrlh district   121   ton>  ID     ,.  ail ton--  . .>':iii,i;iiii  Total   alue (esiinnitodi   LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Kaslo  lias  gone  through   the throes ol  a .second eleelion coiitc.-t. mid I lie re.-ull i-> (IcorKc T.  k'iinc I'oi' mayor, niid I). I'. Kane. Andrew J.-inlinc. l-'rniil;  Healtic, Adam .McKay, and S. II,-(Ireen for iilderineii.  The eoiilest was a spirited one. us on one .-ide were nr-  niyed tlie r-aloon keepei's mid on tlie other the bu.-incss  men. The -aloon eleinenl won, as it .u'eilerally does in  eleelion coin cms. Air. Kane'> majority over .Mr. (ireen  for mayor wii-..-i. out of a tolal vole of 2AA.  0. 10. Perry has completed the survey of  t.hu MctJillivruV portion of llie Xew Den ver townsite. and  i.s now cnKa_?ed inmakinKa map for ri.jfiMr.-l ion in the  registry ollice. In the meantime, the owners of the  ground' are dispo-dns,' of a large iiinnher of lot.-, to mining  moil and others who have faith in Xew Denver.  .Married, at the residence of the bride's  uncle al I'ilol Hay. on the lih inslanl. hy Itev. Mr. Itliicl..  Hugh Duncan Slcl.cod of Ainswortli anil Miss Kihcl  Uussell of I'ilor. Hay. Mr. and .Mrs. Alol.end will take up  Lheir residence al Ainsworlli.  The snow i.s eighteen inches deepa.t Xelson. and ihe weather as mild as a candidale*s manners  before election day.  Angus  McGillivray of New  Denver   i.s  confined to his room ;iL Xelson with pneumonia.  A fire in H. li. Atherton's store nt \Y'_it-  soii un Friday of last week humeri a portion of the rcof  before il, could begot- nmlei-control. I_uekily.it plenlilul  supply of water was handy.  The charge against .lames  Dehiney of  flourishing u pistol m a tln-eatening manner was dismissed for want-of evidence on Thursday at Ivaslo.  A   lire   ut   Kaslo   on   Thursthiy   night  burned a shack and cremated aC'hineso occupant, known  as "Wile. Horse." The shack was isolated and tlm.M. IhaL  lirst saw lhe blaze supposed iL an eleelion l.ouliro. The  ('liinainan burned i.s supposed to have been drunk.  The steamer Ainswortli was laid up all  week at Kaslo getting iu shape to "buck ice" if it-should  happen Lo form" in lhe outlet. Her hull i.s now Mieal lied  Willi iron. '  Thestetim tug Ktislo was hauled out on  lhc ways this week at Kaslo, and the hull found to he  daamaged but little.  Watson now lias a telegraph office like  its more pretentious neighbor.-, Three Forks and New  Ilunver.  A free promenade concert will bo given  by Lhe band noys at HoLel I'hair next Satunlay evening,  tii whicli till are cordially invileri.  A. J. Marks of Nelson is making every  possible effort to find the bodies of Chat-lie Hrown and  John Dolan, the two men who left Three Fork., early in  December to look at a mincriil claim on Hear Creek, in  Slocan district.   Republicanism in Brazil.  ���   Republicanism as we understand it does  not exist in Brazil.   There is an educated  class tlutt fully appreciates the   meaning  of it, and believe in it. but simply an opposition   to   monarchy  cannot   be  called  republicanism.       The    Amazonian     ami  northern tier of states  have always been  more   or   less   republican   in   sentiment,  ���while the slave belt states. I'roin  Pernam-  bnco to Santos,   were   imperial until  the  suppression of shivery.    Tho great bulk of  the people  are  negro.   Indian,  and  mixtures of these  and   Lhe   while  race,   and  they are densely  ignorant and   must be  only a danger in a   fvee  republic..   Trade  is largely in   foreign hands, for the ruling  .-.classes of .Brazil  do not  take kindly to  traele and  business.    Jn the southwestern  states, those lying-along the  margin and  under the influence of the .Spanisli-Ameri- j  can   republics,' the  population   is   purer  Spanish and   Portuguese, and  the Cauca-  sion element lias been added to materially  by large colonies of industrious  Italians  and t'ennans.    These people are engaged  in agriculture, mining, eattle.raising, and  kindred occupations, and are a population  of a bolder and stouter filler than Llie people   of tropical  Brazil  and  out of sympathy with them.    They form  a   restless  and   pugnacious   population,   who  chafe  under -Brazilian -dominion,   feeling  that  their destinies  lie   naturally   with  then-  Spanish kin.    These are the people  back  of the revolution   in   Rio Grande  do Stil  and the adjacent country, and it is no exaggeration to say that when the   trouble  in Rio is settled the government will have  a formidable revolution in the southwest  on its hands with small chance of success  against it.    Jn time these states will wrest  their   independence   from   the unwieldy  Brazilian republic, and throw in their fortunes with the Ba-nda . Oriental, building  up a strong barrier between   Brazil   and  Argentine, and  killing for good   the ambition of Brazil to divide  once more the  Platte   with   her   big Spanish   neighbor.  These  aspirations   of   the  revolutionary  states have the active aid and sympathy���  unofficial   of   course-of   Argentine   and  Uruguay, which   will never again permit  Brazil to lord it on the Kio Plata.  Trimming Lamps.  Trimming a lamp is now a science. As  some one says that the cake made by a.  lady i.s always better than any other put  on the counters, so lamp trimming needs  hands of accuracy and refinement. Keep  cheese cloth squares I'or wiping off the  lamps. The wicks should be trimmed  with the sharp edge of a visiting card or  with ;i jioker heated red hot. and passed  over the wick. This last method is a little  troublesome, but it removes the charred  part evenly. Wicks used for a longtime,  even when they do not become very short,  grow thick and are apt to give forth an  uiipleasantodor. Theyshould be renewed  once a month at least. In duplex burners  one wick should be trimmed iu the opposite direction from the other. Bound  wicks  should    be   trimmed   towards   the  ney. The succession of tho native dynasty  lias been: Kumehameha. I., Kaineha-  meliall., I.unalilo. Kalakua, and Liliuo-'  kalani. the deposed queen. Kaniehameha  II. and his queen visited Kngland in 182-1,  and died there of measles. King Kala-  kaua. who died two yetirs ago, made a,  lour of the world in IHSI. from which he  returned with verv extravagant ideas,  lie erected a palace'at, a cost of Sj51,<.()().().)().  and became indebted to Clans SpreekuIs  ij. 7".().(.()(. for money advanced I'or current  expenses, lie came under the inlluence of  one G'ibson, who visited the islands as an  agent for the Mormons, then contemplating removal from I't.-ih. Instigated by  (Jibson. the king brought forward a-project I'or a loan of $10.()(.(..()()(), and a tax  levy of $ I,.���)()(),()()(). How heavy a burden  was proposed may he seen from the fact  thai, the population in 1 <SS! wasonlyNO,.)...),  and the property on which the tax wtis to  be laid was almost wholly in the hands of  four or five thousand whites. In ISS7 the  white inhabitants rose in revolution, tind  Kalakaua was obliged to sign a. new constitution.     Twice    before     the     present  lave been briefly union���once a- British  officer took possession and formed committee?; of government: again. French  officers abrogated the laws, dictated  treaties tind established tlie Catholic faith  jis the state religion. This' was previous  to the independence of the kingdom being  guaranteed by the United States, Great  Britain and France in ISM.  Twice    i  troubles the islands  dev  foreign  domina  Spinstei-liood and. Longevity.  It is said often and  sadly  that matrimony isn't as popular as  it  used   to be.  That is. of course, to be deplored, but in  order to show the possible silver lining of  litis dark  cloud   the  following  instances  of single blessedness fire submitted:   Miss  Flizti Work of Henrietta, i\'ew York, expects to celebrate her 100th birthday very  soon.    Peudered somewhat garrulous by  this proud event, she 1ms tit hist given out  the secret of her longevity.  She says that  it is because she never drank tea or coffee,  and. above all, because she never got married.    Miss Work is housekeeper for her  nephew, tind she scorns to keep a servant.  She lias done a big day's work every clay  for ninety years, and expects to do a good  ma.ny more.    Her brother lived to be 101  years old, but Miss Work thinks he might  'have lived  many years longer if he had  only abstained .from tea, coffee, and marriage.    As   if   this   were  not convincing  enough, there is the case of Polly Thompson, who departed  this life not long ago  at  the age of   107.   She  was  the  oldest  Fnglish subject of queen Victoria, having  celebrated   her  I07tli birthday last .June.  On that occasion she received congratulatory letters from  tho queen, the prince of  Wales, and the duchess of York.    In spite  of her great age.   Polly  was a hale and  hearty  old   lady   up to a  comparatively  short time  before her death.    She never  married.    Longevity is  not held  out in  these stories as an inducement to neglect  matrimony, but as a  possible  compensation to those who are otherwise engaged.  A Distinctly Foreign Administration.  Last week the United States got its circuitous news from Hawaii by way of distant Aukland. This week, tlie people of  that great nation got information regarding the president's intentions toward'silver by way of Belgium; this happens, we  suppose, because the reigning administration at Washington assumes that, as long  as it is able to do the thinking for the  country, it is useless to let the people  know too much. The Belgian news sent  to Kngland i.s to tlie effect that, last November, Mr.' Cleveland advised Belgium  that hedid not feel called upon to propose'  a.monetary conference. And there isn't  so very much news in that announcement  either; although this country has not  previously been advised that, prior to the  meeting of congress in regular session, the  president had announced any conclusion.  A Yale District Mining Company.  A movement in mining matters which  promises more in a legitimate way than  any other that has taken place in Yale  district for many yetirs. has just begun.  The party is' known as the Hoinestake  Mining Company. The ledge on which  the company will commence operations  was discovered last summer by Hector  McLean on Pass creek, near Adams lake,  .���mil is called the Hoinestake. oneof twelve  claims. W. F. Wood. .1. A. Mara. II. Mai-  pole, A. Fortier. and William Dodson of  Kamloops tire among the owners. The  vein is twelve feet wide tit the surface,  and thi; ore consists of a body of crystallized lime impregnated with argentiferous  galena, running on an assay of average  samples I'roin twenty to forty ounces of  silver per ton. with a   fair  trace  of gold.  W. F, TEETZEL .& CO.  CHEMISTS and  :      DRUGGISTS  A large and complete slock of Ihe leading lines of  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A large and complete .stock of  WALL PAPER  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH, D00KS, AXI) WINDOW KI i A M IvS  M.UlK TO OI.IM'.I..  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  ��� We are making, ready for a dissolution of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and Glassware at cost.  ~w  ��  GENERAL  R  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TUKNING, SUIiFAOIXd. AXI) MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the Koolenay Lake country  promptly attended to.   Clcneral jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  JAMES IcDOMLD & CO.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Carry complete lines of Knr-  nitnre, as well as manufacture  eveey grade of Mattresses.  They also carry Pianos and  Organs.    Undertaking.  You Want to Save Money  You can do so by purchasing- your  supplies from us.  We pay cash for everything which  enables us to sell, at lowest rates.  Hudsons' Bay  Company.  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGENTS FOR Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers, Walkerville, , Ontario, and Fort  Garry Flour Mills, Manitoba.  W. J. WILSON.  arkets  In anticipation of the increased demand for goods that will follow the  opening* up of the famous Silver King" mine, and having* implicit faith in  the future prosperity of Kootenay in g*eneral9 and of Nelson in particular,  we have been steadily increasing- our stock, and have at present the most  complete assortment of general merchandise in the interior of British  Columbia.    Call and see us and compare prices.  SPECIAL BARGAINS  IN THE  DRY  GOODS   DEPARTMENT.  TOILET SETS, ALBUMS, Etc.  Complete Assortment of Xmas Cards to Arrive About  FIEST   DECEMBEE  Usual Staple  Stoek of Music and Stationery  -��__T   CLOSEST   PEICES.  TUR_N"E_R  SIRS.  ''ttOJSTT  STEEET,  _KI_��_-SX_0.  Clothing,  on and Steel.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining- companies and steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  or landing in   the   ICoolonay Lake country.  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  USHETW  JDJE35TV~E}Tl  EETELSTOKE  -a._k-:d   :n-.a_:k:txs:f?  -GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  vli  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  ' KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  Just received a consignment  of Fall and Winter Scotch Suitings and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.  IE1-  J".   SQUIBE,  Corner Ward and Haker Streets.  Gloves, Moccasins, Overshoes, Overrubers, Mackinaw Shirts, German  Socks, Shirts and Underclothing, Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,  and the finest and most varied lot of Fall and Winter Suits, Vests,  Coats, and Pants ever shown the public in the Kootenay Lake country.  center. .Burners sliould be wiped I'ree  i'roin bits of charred wide and drops of  oil every day. I'.very now and (lien tliey  should be boiled in strong soapsuds, to  'make tliem perfectly clean. When they  have been used a- long time they need replacing.  Hawaii.  The Hawaiian Islands are VI in number,  only eight (|eing inh.'ibitated. They were  discovered in IM7S by the celebrated captain Cook, who, on his return the following year, was miiink.rod by the natives.  Cook named the group the Sandwich  Islands, in honor of the carl of Sand wich,  who was at that lime lirst lord of the Hritish admiralty. Hawaii is the native name  of the largest island, and the appellation  favored by the people lor the whole group.  Honolulu, the capital, is situated on Hawaii, and is 'J 100 miles from San l-'raiieix-o,  d100 from Yokohama, and IIS!   from   Sid-  ANN0UNCEMENT.  For   Member    of    the    Legislative   Assembly  West   Kootenay   Electoral   District.  The undersigned announces himself as a candidate for  memherof llie legislative assembly from West. Ivootenay  district, subject lo the action of the con volition to he  held al Nelson on April Il'iIi. IWll.  Nelson. January IHlli. IWII. J.  I<'li.-.D  lll'MK.  NOTICE.  Tenders will lie received by llie undersigned for the  construe) ion of lliime, sluice lioxe.s. dam, and ditches I'or  the Nelson Hydraulic' .Mining Company's works on Korty-  ninc creel; oplo I Ik-L'.'il h install!, at V2 noon.  I'liins and s|iei-ilIcalions can he seen at, Messrs. Ivirk &  1,'itchie's ollice mi iiml lifter Wednesday. Ihe 17tli instant.  No lender necessarily ncce|i!ed.  (i.  W. IIK.'llAlfD.SOX. Secretary.  Nelson, January I'.'lli, INiil.  Spokane Falls & Northern Hailway,  Nelson & Fori Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7  A..M  NKLSON.  Arrive ft:In I'. M.  ('omineiiriiij,' January Slh. ISHI, on Tuesdays and Fridays i ruin, will run Ihrouvfh to Siiiil.aiic, arriving there  at .'i:.-ln I'. .M. same daj. i.etnrnhiK will leave .Spokane  at 7 A. .M. on Wcdlie'silaj s and Saiiirdays, arriving at  Nelson al .'.:I0 1'. AL, mukini,' close connection* wilh  steamer Nelson for all Koolenay lake points.  EYANMT.  THE TOWNSITE OF EVANSPORT is situated  at the head of the northeast arm of Upper  Arrow Lake, and is but twelve miles distant from the famous Trout Lake Mining:  District. Lots are now offered at prices  ranging from $25 to $100. Apply to EVAN  JOHNSON, Evansport, via Revelstoke, or to  John Houston & Co., Nelson.  KOOTENAY LAKE  General Hospital, Nelson  The hospital of the Koolenay Luke ('cnerai Hospital  ���Society is now carinK for palienls. The society will contract with mining eniimniiios and olher lui'Ku employers  of labor Io care for llieir employees on the following  terms, namely. 81 a month per man. Individuals can  make arrangements for care by pnyinK the following  subscriptions: Six monlhs, Sli; twelve mouths. 310. The  above includes nursint,'. board, and medical attendance,  Kor private pal ients the following rates will be charged :  private ward, i}\?> a week: public ward, $10 a week;  patients to liny I'or their medical attendance. Kor further particulars address either  Kit A NIC KLKTCIIKK. President.  or (I KOIK"'K A, IIII' KI/OW, .Secretary, Nelson.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF .GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  BBBATE   .A__l__J-LOW-_E.:D   "_ETO_R,   G-OOX)   ETJILDI_N*GrS.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  _A.__? __?:_!_ "2*"   FOE    PEICES,    "JVCA-IPS,   ETC.,   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Hotelkeepers and housekeepers needing anything in the line of tableware  should call on or send to JACOB DOVER, JEWELER, Nelson, for prices.  He sells Rodger Brothers''knives, forks, and spoons at $8 per dozen;  castors, $4.-50 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Pull lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Block, Corner of Baker and  Josephine Streets.  ^^y&.JQ *;x*^J--\j.-~s-i:-:t5-;terii-*v:---��'������^������^f.".-*���;-..;-^v:__.���>-./_������������;_. ������_  -"���jn.-v: ���,l"-    '<���  ,.r���".n ij'l ��.u  "i��*T-  I"   ,i      ���   "Jur"  w ���.������_���  ���.rC-i'V'-VV'-.-  if  ���..! "im",  - |A.*_,    .  _Rjj"iit,--w  ,-r.-._r   ���%?��%&


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