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 ���v>_r���i s_. r"i  i  i nr ��___�����*���fwM .-o-i f.. r i ���-_. .�����. i  ���_._-�����_. -i���.-hinuaaniMI^f_______n_-C_^a_^rt3__nnp_a(__  _*_*��_ia_I ���nf/T|ri-__l.-i**wJ'">-^*.<tf*vM^_i<tw��.__-^jlj-^f_,iiM 1fl<W)l  ���_">f_r i _ tar iw^*^'li^!'-"tl1llMf  _t-___^'&___i_*^^ AraiaauratiiarettEia^g^  ^     .      '      6feb .94  ���Provincial Library  Ax  "���'���"  Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of   Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper,  Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in  Producing Mines.  '>'*^MiVrDSi*%  V  il-*-*    JUNlil  \\  vv Vln-r-. r-  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps   and  Towns   in   Koote-.  nay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  SECOND  YEAR  --NO. 29.  NELSON, BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY,  JUNE 9,   LS94.  ONE  DOLLAR A YEAE.  STORM-TOSSED  AND DEVASTATED.  3*��_  VC'V  KASLO SUFFERS A LOSS  OF  BOTH   LIFE  AND   PROPERTY.  Nearly Half the Buildings In the City Washed  Into the Lake or so Badly Wrecked as to  be Worthless.  The appointed lot of Kaslo seems to bo  a series oi' devastating blows. Wliat lire  did not destroy is in a fair way of being  destroyed by flood. The fire wiped out  half a hundred places of business. The  flood has wiped out more than that number of places of abode. The fire ruined  scores. The floor! has brought deatli and  caused much suffering and misery.  On Sunday last the forenoon was bright  with sunshine; but the afternoon was  ushered in by a cyclone that has not had  its equal on Kootenay lake. Most of the  town below Third street was flooded,.aud  the wind lashed the water into waves that  rocked the buildings from their foundations. Within two hours but a single  building (Wahnsley's blacksmith shop)  was left standing east of Third street and  north of Kaslo 'river. The government  office seemed to raise in the air and in  coming down flattened out on striking the  water. The inmates of several of the  houses on Avenue A had hardly time to  escape, some of them not even saving their  clothing.  During the night the water in Kaslo  river undermined the north bank, and  George T. Kane's house was swept into  the lake. Along with it went the bridge  that was across Third street.  On Monday morning the scene presented  was a desolate one. .The wharf was gone,  as was every building on both sides of  Front street below Third. Third street  was strewn with wreckage from Front  street to the foot-hills. Less than a dozen  houses remained on the south side of  Kaslo river, and they were twisted out of  shape. One end was blown out of the  Great Northern hotel, and the rear of the  Comique theatre building was canted to  the west a couple of feet.  Since then the water has continued rising, and on Thursday it was on the first  floor of the Leland hotel, .'I. B. Wilson, ,J.  W. Livers, and Green Brothers having removed their stocks of goods to higher  ground. At upon a stiff breeze was blowing on the lake, and it was feared that all  the buildings left at the corner of Front  and Third streets would be wrecked.  trary  to the  general  belief,  the Hadra-  inaut  is not  a  district extending to the  coast, but is merely a portion  of a big  valley in the interior.    Jt is a long valley,  in places as much as seven miles wide, but  probably its   whole extent is  about 100  iniles.    It contains several towns of considerable size, the chief characteristics of  wliich   are   the   magnificent   palaces   of  rulers and the palm groves whicli produce  the splendid dates grown in Arabia.    The  Hadrainaut  is   inhabited   by Arabs  and  Bedouins, who are divided   up  into various sections, and are constantly at war  with one another.    My expedition  spent  a   month  in  the palace of the sultan of  Shibain, one of the principal towns of the  valley.    From here we made excursions,  often  under the sultan's personal escort,  in various directions.   The sultan, who is  a member of one of the'most powerfuland  richest families in Arabia,  had  lived in  India for a number of years.   J. found him  to   be a very   enlightened  and  well  informed man, aud one who took a  great  interest in our work and in the exploration of   tho ruins of his   neighborhood.  \Vith regard to tho arclueologieal results  of the expedition, we came across a, number of inscriptions and sites of Saba_an  towns.    Owing   to  the kindness   of   the  sultan, we were able to visit one of  the  sacred places of the Arabians, which had  never   before   been   seen  by  Europeans.  The country has, in fact, only been visited  by two Europeans within living meinary.  Both these travelers are Germans.    One  visited the country forty years ago, and  was driven out by the natives, The other,  who penetrated last year, met with great  difficulties from the tribes."  DAMAGE   TO   RAILWAYS.  WORSE,   AND   MORE   OF   IT.  Loss of Life.  On Sunday, when the storm was its  fiercest, Mr.' and Mrs. D. C. McGregor  were assisting to save the effects of a  friend on the lake front. In -attempting  to return to their home, on the south side  of Kaslo river, their boat upset, and Mrs.  McGregor was swept into the lake. Mr.  McGregor was only saved by the heroic  assistance of constable Ohatterton and  two companions. A man named Rollins  was also rescued by the same parties. A  number were on the lake .boating, but all  escaped. Messrs. Stone, Dennis, aud  Byers had a run of several iniles before  they were able to 'make, the shore, and  had they not been good boatmen they  would have been lost.  The Losses.  The loss in buildings is fully $75,000, and  $25,000 more would not replace the goods  and furniture carried into the lake. The  Galena Trading Conipany had moved  most of its stock: to the second story of its  store, and not even the money in the till  A\*as saved.   Hlg-h Water Visits the Big Bend Country.  Kootenay Mail, June 2ud: Messrs.  Ssveeuey and McCreary, two of the partners in the Consolation mine came down  this week bringing a bag of gold amounting to something over $1000, besides a U  ounce nugget worth $28. Besides the  gold, they brought the tidings of a washout at their mine which compelled them  to suspend operations for a few weeks at  the least. Last Saturday evening a small  landslide occurred on iloliday creek, a  small stream emptying into French creek.  This dammed back' the water until there  was quite a lake formed, and the pressure  became great enough to burst the dam.  A large volume of water flowed into  French creek and carried away the bridge,  shaft-house, boarding-house, water-wheel  and kitchen. The accident is particularly  unfortunate coming at this time when the  country i.s just becoming open to the visits  of capitalists, as the Consolation was the  best developed mine in the Bend and one  Wliich would be of most interest to visitors. However, the boys have done very  well since they started work last fall,  over $10,000 having been taken out iu ten  months. Messrs. Sweeney, McCreary,  Williams, and Laforme are the owners.  Unexplored Arabia.  Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bent have just  returned to England from their scientific  expedition in the hitherto almost unknown Hadrainaut district of Arabia. In  an interview the explorer gave an interesting account of his experiences. Mr.  Bent said: "Leaving Aden in November  last, we proceeded by steamer to Makol-  lah, the nearest place to the' Hadrainaut  valley, and after journeying for about  three weeks, in the course of which we  covered some 150 miles, we reached the  interior district, our intended goal. The  country from the coast to Hadrainaut  consists of a mountain range and an arid  elevated plateau, calling for no special remark.   It is practically uninhabited. Con-  Floods that Have not Been Equaled in the  History of the Country.  While the situation at Nelson is  gloomy���being without mail or telegraphic communication for over a week���  that on the outside world is worse. From  a gentleman that reached Nelson this  afternoon from Spokane it is learned that  high water lias played havoc with all the  railway lines entering Spokane. The  Northern Pacific lias 71 iniles of track  under water and can only run trains as  far east as the west end of Pend d'Oreille  lake and as far west as Pasco. The  Oregon Railway & Navigation Company's  line, which follows the Columbia river  from Wallula junction to Portland and  which is operated by the Northern Pacific, is a total wreck. The Spokane Review of the Oth states that it will take  3000 men two mouths to repair the damage done to the Canadian Pacific. The  Union Pacific has two bad washouts out  of Spokane and trains are running at irregular intervals. On the Great Northern  trains have been abandoned and the road  is a complete wreck. The..Spokane <fc  Northern is running regular trains as far  north as Marcus. With such a condition  of affairs we are in luck if eastern mail or  freight reach here inside of a month. '  But Pew Places Escaped.  Although Kaslo suffered greatest by the  storm on Sunday, few places in southern  Kootenay escaped without some damage.  At Ainsworth, all the buildings along the  water front were wrecked. At the saAV-  inill side of Pilot Bay, half a dozen buildings were shattered. At New Denver,  Hunter 6c McKinnon's new store Avas  twisted out of plumb, and Wharton's  building ou Sixth street wrecked. At Silverton, the buildings erected by the Mid-  dough syndicate Avere wrecked. At Bear  Lake, George Hughes's headquarters camp  Avas damaged. The little steamer -'Surprise Avas sunk iu Pilot Bay, and miles of  telegraph and telephone Avire brought to  the ground by falling timber. No damage  was done at Nelson.  What More Could You Expect?  There is a great deal of dissatisfaction  among the employees on the Nakusp 6c  Slocan railway on account of the cut in  their wages. The men's pay has been cut  down 25 cents per day, and those working  by the month fare even worse, as the man  who used to get $50 per month and his  board, now only gets $50 and pays for hi.s  board himself. It is said that William  Daly, superintendent, left the company's  service on that account. The proceedings  seems very unjust, since it affects the man  drawing low wages much more than a  $150 or $200 a month man.  The Black Prince Sold.  The only mining news of importance is  the   reported   sale   of   the Black  Prince  claim in Lardeau  district.   The sale was  made through Alessrs. Murphy and Gil-  hooley of New Denver, the purchasers  being the Moore syndicate of Duluth.  The Black Prince Avas located by si painter  named Brown, and was owned by him  and T. A. Mills of Nelson. The purchase  price is said to be $8000.  Operations in the Gold Belt.  The Avater in Eagle and Forty-nine  creeks is falling, aud operations are now  progressing satisfactorily at both the  Poorman mill and the works of the Nelson  Hydraulic Mining Conipany. At the latter place the ditch and flume will be enlarged and extended as soon as lumber  can be got on the geound.  Good for Oregon.  Chief engineer Roberts, states Avord  had just reached Spokane previous to  his departure that Oregon, in its recent  state election, gave a republican majority  of 20,000. Only one democrat and one  populist on the whole ticket being elected.  Not   a   Wheel Moving- on  Either of   Nelson's  Two Railways.  It Avill take fully $50,000 to repair the  damage already done on the Columbia &  Kootenay railway.     The track between  Nelson and the crossing of Kootenay river  is all under water, and the bridges are all  either afloat or washed out.    The track at  the big bluff, to the west of Slocan river,  has slid into Kootenay river.   At Robson,  the water is a foot deep in the depot and  the track is covered as far east as Sproat's  landing.    The Pass creek bridge is afloat,  and tho one across the slough to the east  of Sproat's is in bad  shape.    On the Nelson & Fort Sheppard,   the bridge across  the east fork of Cottonwood Smith creek  is suspended in the air, five of the  bents  having been knocked out by the breaking  of a jam.    Over one hundred  feet of the  embankment  on   the south   side of the  bridge was also Avashed out.    On the hiain  line of the Canadian Pacific, the bridge at  Twin Butte and the one at the thirteenth  crossing of the IIlecilleAvaet have gone out  and no train has arrived at Revelstoke  for a Aveek  from either direction.. The  telegraph line is doAvn, and little more is  known at Revelstoke  than is known at  Nelson.    Trains are said to be running on  the Spokane & Northern as far north as  Marcus, but no train has arrived  tit Nelson since   Wednesday of last Aveek.    The  steamer Columbia is tied up at Northport,  awaiting  repairs to the railings.    Not a  wheel is  moving on either the Nelson 6c  Fort Sheppard or the Columbia 6c Koote-  enay.   The depot of the former at Nelson  is high and dry, of course; but the depots  of tlie latter have from six to eight feet of  water on their floors.  A   LAWYER'S   SHREWD   TRICK.  Didn't Like the Experience.  Nklson, June 5th.  To thk Editor of Tiik Trihuxk: I  have had some little experience of the  perils of the deep, having once been ship-  Avrecked in a snowstorm, during a gale of  Avind, on a ridge of rocks that is marked  by one of the best light-houses iu the  world, tlie light of Avhich, however, was  so obscured by the thick shoav that it Avas  not discernible but at a very short distance; on another occasion, my \ressel  was run into and dismasted by a 2000-ton  ship, and I have been capsized out of a  small boat, on a pitch-dark night, into a  dangerous river with a (5-knot tide running, and off the coast of Sew Zealand 1  have been on board a large ship when she  has had to run before a "southern buster"  with only a lower main-tops'l set; but  commend me to all these in preference to  another sucli Avalk as I. experienced last  Sunday afternoon when coining doAvn the  Silver KingAvagou road, after visiting the  .site of the portable sawmill. The force of  the wind Avas so great that huge trees  were sent hurling about in all directions,  and I fully expected every moment that  either my horse (who was exceedingly  rective during the unusual turmoil) or  myself would be maimed or fatally injured, but thanks to the "cherub that sits  up aloft," antl also to the fact that my  weather eye Avas constantly lifting for  falling timber, whicli Ave had to dodge as  best Ave could, we finally ran into port,  safe and sound, a trifle moist, but not  much the Avorse for Avear, and asking long  odds to repeat the experiment. Vours  faithfully, W. N. Rolfb.  A Wagon Road Impassable.  The road betAveen Kaslo and New Den-  A*er is impassable, from fallen timber, mud  slides, and Avashouts, From NeAV Denver  up to Three Forks the Avagon road is practically Aviped out, as is much of the grade  of the Nakusp 6c Slocan raihvay. From  Three Forks to Watson, the road is too soft  for travel, and is iu the same condition  between Watson and Sproul's. At White-  Avater creek the bridge is left standing,  but new channels have been cut on each  side of it. The same thing has occurred  at the creek at McDonald's halfway house.  To the east of McDonald's, for tAvo miles  or more, the road is literally filled with  down timber. Gangs of men have been  sent out from Kaslo to put the road in repair, but it is doubtful if it is passable for  teams before the middle of July.  Incidents that Occurred During the Storm.  Phil Aspinwall came in from New Denver on Thursday- He says several laughable incidents occurred at that place during the storm on Sunday. A colored  woman, whose house was shifted several  feet, ran out on the street, dropped on  her knees, and prayed to God for a remission of her many sins. A canoe lying on  the beach in front of the Slocan hotel was  picked up, wafted over that hotel and  landed at the shoemaker's shop on the  bluff. One of the chimneys of the Slocan  hotel Avas blown down, and the guests of  the hotel thinking their end had come,  made for the woods.  Tin Plate One 200,000th of an Inch Thick.  Experiments have recently been made  at the Ell wood tin plate mills at Ellwood,  Pennsylvania, the result of which will  surprise the mechanical and industrial  Avorld. Superintendent Richards has been  prosecuting this series of experiments  with the assistance of several skilled  workmen, and they have succeeded in  rolling out several large sheets of tin to  the thinness of the 200,000th of an inch.  When it i.s considered that the difficulty  of rolling gold plate to the 150,000th of an  inch makes the process so very expensive,  the feet of rolling tin plate to the 50,000th  of an inch thinner i.s manifestly a remarkable achievement.  How He Worked on the Jury  Men's Feelings  and  Won  His Case.  It Avas a number of years ngo that a boy  was placed ou trial at Springfield, Illinois,  charged with the murder of a companion.  He  Avas but a lad, probably 18 years of  age, and seemingly of a good bringing up.  He told  his' story in  a straightforAA-ard  manner.    He claimed to ha\*e come from  Ohio, where he had  left home to avoid  some threatened punishment for a trivial  offense,    Upon   reaching the vicinity  of  Springfield, he had entered a cornfield for  the purpose of obtaining some roasting  .ears, upon  which he intended  making a  ���meal.   As he was thus engaged he Avas  ^discovered by the son of the owner of the  field upon Avhich he AA'as trespassing.   A  hot quarrel ensued, and the lads adjourned  ��� to the railroad track near by for the purpose of settling the dispute.    In the fight  which ensued the stranger, .seeing that he  'was being Avorsted, seized an iron coupling pin lying near and dealt the other a  terrific bloAV.   The victim fell dead on the  spot, and his assailant,  terrified at Avhat  he had done, hastened away.   Two days  later the crime Avas traced to its author  and he was placed under arrest.  The case got into the papers and attracted some attention because of the defendant's tender years. He Avas apparently too penniless and friendless to secure  much of a defense. The trial had not  been a long one. Prosecution and defense  had finished, and there remained nothing  to be done except the charging of the  jury by the judge and the rendering of  the verdict. The defense had been miserably weak and the prosecution exceedingly strong. The enormity of the crime  had been fully enlarged upon, and the  boy Avas represented to be of a villianous  nature. It was plain to all that it would  go hard with him.  During the trial the figure of an old man  A\ras seen seated within the bar. lie had  been in constant attendance, but his  presence had attracted no remark. He  was plainly clad and appeared to be a  farmer of tlie better class who had come  up to tOAvn to attend court. It aa-us Avith  some surprise that he Avas seen at this  point to arise and address the court.  "Your honor," he said, "I've been  listening to this here case, and if no one  has any objection I'd just like to say a few  Avoids."  "Taking his seat the old man awaited  the judge's answer. Everybody looked  surprised aud an amused smile Avent  round. The judge asked the gentlement  of the prosecution if they had any objection to the stranger's addressing the jury.  Thinking to have some fun out of the old  man, they readily assented.  "I fear you are almost too late," said  the judge. "I was about to give the case  to the jury, but since the prosecution has  assented you may address the jury if you  so desire."  The old man arose and advanced to the  table before the 12 men avIio were to decide the boy's fate. Placing his hat upon  it, he began:  "Gentlemen," he said, "I'm only a country justice of the peace. I neA-er had any  schooling to mention. I don't knoAv much  about the law. And before I begin I want  you to overlook my grammar, because I'm  liable tomake a sight of mistakes."  With these Avords he launched forth into his speech. He said he had come on  from Ohio. He told how he lived in a  little country town, the home of this lad.  the defendant, avIio was on trial for nis  life. He described how the lad had groAvn  up, loved and respected by all, and then  he turned to the lad's home. There Avas  his poor old mother, who loved and worshipped him above any earthly object.  He described how she had come to him  when the news of her boy's .'arrest had  reached her; how she wept in her bitter  sorrow, wringing her hands in despaii-and  begging him to go to her dear boy's aid.  And then he turned from this picture of  a mother's sorrow and described her poverty and condition���a poor widow, with  this son as her only support, aside from a  mere pittance of a pension; her dead husband, once a brave soldier, giving hi.s life  on the field of. battle iu his nation's behalf, And then he drew a picture of his  noble death���how he had been among the  foremost in the awful struggle at Gettes-  burg; how he had borne the flag in  triumph over the breastworks, his life-  blood dripping- from a dozen cruel wounds.  As the old justice, witli homely eloquence,  pictured the details of this scene the entire jury wept. Tho lawyers sat in mute  astonishment, carried away with tho fervor of his appeal. And when, in closing,  he turned from this scene of carnage and  went back to the peaceful but desolate  cottage of the widow and pictured the  broken hearted despair into which this  threatened loss of her darling boy had  thrown her, no eye in that courtroom was  free from tears. Even the gentlemen of  the prosecution turned from the jury and  surreptitiously wiped the moisture from  their eyes.  The old man sat down and the jury retired. In live minutes they returned,  bringing in a verict of acquital. The old  man was the center of a crowd of excited  and congratulating lawyers. Inviting  them all "to dine with him that evening,  he left the courtroom.  At the stated time the company  gathered in the parlors of the old St.  Nicholas hotel. It. was some moments before their host appeared. But presently  he came down. He was arrayed in a full  dress suit. Cleanly shaven and elegantly  attired, his appearance caused general astonishment. Bestowing a beaming smile  upon the crowd, he drew a card from his  ���ocketand handed it to a gentleman near  lim,  with   the request  that  he  read  it  aloud,    it bore the  name of D.  N.  Bell,  New York city.  The old country justice proved to be one  of the most noted criminal lawyers in the  country. At the earnest solicitation of  the parents of the indicted boy, who were  wealthy New Yorkers, he had come on to  Springfield to defend the lad and had  taken the most effective manner of accomplishing his purpose and winning his fee.  MEN   AND   WOMEN.  Most women arc inclined to be very  lenient to any offence on the part of a  man which he can make them believe  springs from their attractiveness.  Every woman has an ideal husband before marriage, and a very real one after  it.  Many a woman avIio has made a man  unhappy for a time by declinihg his offer  of marriage has, afterward, earned his  eternal gratitude i'or her discernment.  To know some women is to know the  whole sex. They seem to combine in  dazzling bewilderment the virtues and  vices, tlie charms and counter-charms, of  womankind.  A married woman is always wiser than  an unmarried woman; but it is often the  wisdom that comes from disappointment,  sorrow, and discontent.  Men, as a rule, .long to be IoAred only  during youth. In mature age they long  for power, and their longing is increased  in proportion to its acquirement. Their  love oi' women is readily apjleased ; their  loA*e of power is insatiable.  No women is capable of inspiring so intense and lasting a. love as one who feels  that she is unlovable.  ' The man avIio weds a woman solely because he believes she loves him commits  the greatest wrong toward her. She will  certainly discover the fact, and will hate  him and herself for all future time: him  for having deceived her; herself for incapacity to keep her own secret.  The more love we give, the more we  haA*e, may be true of women; but man  seems to be possessed of only a fixed  amount. He can hardly form a new attachment without drawing heavily on his  limited capital of affection invested in an  earlier sweetheart.  Some shallow, sentimental women-occupy most of their time in doing what  they should not do,'in repenting of it with  superabundant tears, and in continuing  their offenses.  When a man feels irritated toward a  woman from insufficient cause, her  patience and amiableness increases his  irritability, and aggravate injustice into  cruelty.  Many a Avoman is as remarkable for  greatness of heart as for littleness of  mind. She can feel deeply when she cannot see clearly, which may be the main  reason for her tenderness.  Certain passionate, high-tempered avo-  men can never love without a mixture of  shrewishness. This is naturally moreen-  durable to lovers than to husbands, who-  would .prefer, for. peace's sake, a little less-  love and a little more amiability.  Roman Coins Found in South Africa.  A discovery of great interest to antiquarians, and especially to numismatists, is  reported from Matabeleland. Eight coins,  all in a fair state of preseiwation, were  discovered a few months ago by a Mashona  native in the neighborhood ot the famous  ruins at Ziinbabye. A local collector has  now come into possession of the coins,  which are'undoubtedly Roman. On the  obverse of two of them is the head of a  woman, with the words " Helena Augusta,"  and on the reverse the figure of a woman  can also be made out. Four of the coins  bear on the obverse the figure of a man,  Avith the words "Constantius Ca:s." One  bears on the reverse figures whicli appear  to represent Romulus and Remus being  suckled by the wolf. The coins will probably be sent to England for fuller examination.  HM-WATEB ME NOT BEACHED.  EIGHTEEN HUNDRED   AND  NINETY-FOUR  A RECORD-BREAKER.  An Unprecedented Raise of Water all Over  the Province���Railway and Telegraph Lines  Badly Damaged.  This Year's Crop of Titled Canadians.  The following gentlemen have had the  honor of knighthood conferred upon theui  by queen Victoria: William C. Van  Home, president of the C. P. ll., has been  appointed Knight Commander of the  Order of St. Michael and St. George: C. K.  DeBoucherville, Canadian senalor. Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St.  George. Mr. I-Yank Smith, member of the  Canadian senate, and judge L. 10. N. Cas-  aule, of thesiipcrior court of Quebec, have  also received the honor of knighthood.  A Railroad that Means Business.  Tlie Nelson 6c Fort Sheppard officials  announce that they will have a train  through from Waneta on Thursday,  bringing passengers that left Spokane the  day previous. The Spokane 6c Northern  will run trains through to North port  where a transfer will be made to  Waneta by steamer, as the track between  the two above-mentioned points is in bad  condition.  This Week's New Names.  During   the  past   week   the   following  names   have   been placed  on   the   voters'  register   I'or   the   south   riding  of   West  Kootenay,electoral district:  (lliiipiimn. lUmry. Ni'Imhi, uiiKiiice-i-  Klyiin, Thiiiiii-.H, Xi-I.iciii, iiiiiu.'i-  Kurwiill, .Ai'tliiu-Stunliupe, NHsini, I'ivil engineer  I'roctnr, .luniiT. Kiisln. i-lmk  Wilcox, llurvcy, Kuslti. iniimi-  Two Short Paragraphs,  preachers  are  afraid   to  Some  that the wages of  their pay will stop.  Why is ti  prcaclici  keg!-    Because  both  are  rates on the railroads.  n is death, I  declare  'or fear  like  an empty  carried at  beer  half  The  few  miners and  prospectors -who  were   residents of   the   Kootenay   Lake  country during the summer of 1887 haA'e  always taken a certain amount of pleasure in  pointing out to more recent arrivals  high-Avatcr marks reached by the  river that year.   Now all these are either  swept away or covered  by'five feet of  water.    Stumps that   Avere used  by  the  steamer Galena to tie up at, and spots of  high ground along the river where so-and-  so Avere camped seven  years ago,  have  disappeared from view.   Continued Avarm  weather and the large amount of snow in  the mountains have caused the outlet at  Nelson to rise fully thirty feet above low-  Avater mark.     The damage  to property  has been great.   At Kaslo the loss is estimated   at   $100,000.     Ainsworth   has   escaped so far with the loss of a few shacks  along the lake shore, the main part of the  town being !...Ji and dry.    At Pilot Bay  the water is up to the roof of the warehouse, and three feet deep in the smelter  buildings.    The wharf, which was erected  at a cost of $20,(100, is thought to be a total.  wreck. Part of Balfour townsite is covered  with water and all the buildings excepting the church are standing iu different  depths.    Nearly all the ranches and gardens along the outlet are  more or  less  damaged.    Ac  Nelson,   the   Columbia   6c  Kootenay   Railway   Conipany   are    the  heaviest losers.   The station buildings are  standing in eight feet of water, and  the  track as far as Kootenay crossing, a distance of five miles, is covered for almost  tlie entire Avay.    Of tho numerous bridges  and trestles to be found in that distance,  nearly all  are  lifted from their foundations or twisted  out of shape.   Seventy  feet of the approach to Kootenay bridge  has been washed away, and   it is  feared  the   bridge   proper  cannot   stand  much  longer.    At the crossing of; Slocan  river  the danger is thought to be ove,r, as the  water of that-stream is falling slowly.  The Columbia river is several feet above  high-water mark. The station building  at Hobson stands in four feet of water,  and as there is a strong current in the  river at that place, it is likely to be  washed away at any moment. Fortunately. Nakusp, on C'pper Arrow lake,  lias escaped with little damage, the town  being built on high ground. Genulle'ssaw- .  mill is the only building' of any importance damaged by water. The settlement  at Hall's Landing was drowned out, the  settlers  losing eleven of sixteen head of  horses,   besides   all  buildings  and crops   in ground. Every ranch and garden along  the Columbia river and Arrow lakes between Revelstoke and Robson is under  water. Both the steamers on the Columbia, are tied up until regular trains are .  again runningou the Canadian Pacific.  On Monday the water was Avithin three  and one-half feet of the cords of the Revelstoke bridge. The smelter and city  wharves are both under water. Train  service on the Canadian Pacific has been  completely demoralized. Passenger trains  are strung all along-tho line from Banff.;...  to Vancouver, being'unable .to move in  either direction. Two bridges over the  Kicking Morse eastof Golden and one over  the lllecillewaet river have been washed  away. On the 2nd instant KM) passengers,  were living at the expense of the Canadian.  Pacific at North Bend, while over 200 were  enjoying the scenery at the Glacier house.  The bridge across the lllecillewaet on the  Kevelstoke 6c Arrow Lake road has been  lost and considerable damage done to the  road bed from Revelstoke to the enii of  the track.  The heaviest losers in the province are  the settlers along the Eraser river, the  entire valley being flooded. Their houses  are washed away, horses and cattle  drowned, and crops entirely destroyed.  So far no loss of life is reported. All the  steamboats on the river have been busy  for the last two weeks rescuing settlers  and their e fleets between Vale and New  Westminster. The loss will reack fully a  million dollars.  In the state of Washington the cry is  the same- high water and destruction  everywhere. All along the Skagitt river  ranchers have been driven out, dykes de-  stioyed. and crops ruined.  Under the most favorable conditions it  Avill be months before the damage can be  repaired, and as a large proportion of the  loss will have to be borne by ranchers  and settlers who have lost their all, the  suffering will necessarily be severe.  Bound to be a Good Camp.  Harry   Sheran   arrived  in town  today  from Trail, coming by way of-Waneta.  He reports much damage being done to  the railway between Salmon river and  Northport. At Boundary city the people  have all been obliged to move on account  of high water, while those at Waneta are  not much better oil'. The track is under  water for a distance of fifteen iniles below  Waneta. The buildings at Trail are t ied  with ropes and weighted with bags of  sand and rocks, as there is a strong current in the Columbia at this point. Mr.  Sheran reports times fairly good at  Trail, there beiiiguhout fifty men at work  in the different mines. Several buildings  are being erected on .lohn H. Cook's town-  site near the Le Koi mine.  a  ,l_ii ���**j_4_faB4Ei5|jJi3S_,fir_Bfc^iHtJMii^��Ii/��wt-��*--�����.__���. -i.-_.__ 1   'j *  ���  -*-\ THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE   0,  1894.
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.-...:'....1 USE il, 1801
Fur Member of the Legislative Assembly for the South
Rieling of West Kootenay District.
JOHN    FREDERICK   HUME.
PLATFORM   OF  PRINCIPLES.
ADOI'TKD  HV   M'M:(-.\Ti:s  IX  (lO.NVK.NTION   ON   TIIK   I-lTIL
(■••*  AI'KII,,   ISill.
Whereas, lhe men Unit upbuilt the Dominion of Canada
were not of ono nativity, and if ii healthy patriotic
.sentiment is to prevail, ami only by the growth of
such a sentiment can Canada take a'.-place among Kng-
lish-speaking nations, tho responsibilities of government
must bo entrusted to men of known capacity, and not to
men who by accident of birth imagine themselves rulers
hy Divine right.   Therefore, he it resolved—
Kirst. That we hold as reprehensible the practice of
appointing non-residents to ollicial positions' in interior
districts, and we maintain that all oilices, where practicable. Should be filled by residents of tne district wherein
the ollicial performs duty.
Second. ; Special and private legislation not only consumes too great a part of the time that should be devoted
lo the consideration of public measures, but it leads to
practices that tend to lessen confidence in the integrity
of the legislative assembly, and through it an insidious
poison is disseminated that iu time will find its way
throughout the whole organism of the body politic;
therefore, we favor the enactment of general laws that
will reduce to a minimum special legislation and-do
a way with private legislation altogether.
Third. The interests of the province, wore not
safe-guarded in the agreement between the government
and the Naku-ip & Slocan Railway Company, and the
policy of the government in pledging the credit of the
province, in order that speculative companies may prolit
thereby, is to be condemned.
Fourth. After making ..provision' for the payment of
the running .expenses of the government, expenditures
should be confined solely to tho huilding and betterment
of wagon roads and other works that are for the free use
and benefit of the public-at-large, leaving to private enterprise the construction and operation of railways and
all other undertakings for the use of which the public
are required to pay.
Fifth. The speedy adjustment of tho dilFercnccs between the province and the Dominion, to the end that
the land within the railway belt along the Canadian'
Pacific railway be thrown open to settlement under the
land laws of the province; tho "amendment of the Land
Act so that it will bo an equitable contract between
the province and the settler, eliminating all discretionary
powers of the chief commissioner of lands and works;
also amending it so as to permit the outright purchase of
small tracts in all unsurveyed mountainous districts.
Sixth. The timber lands of the pr.ovince should be
held in trust for the future needs of its people, and not
handed over, under long leases, to speculative mill owners as a saleable asset.
Seventh. The development of the mining industry
should not be hampered by legislation that makes the
procurement of title to surface'right.*-impossible: that
levies unequal-taxation on working miners; and that
makes it ditlicult to compel delinquent co-owners to pay
their share of assessment work; therefore, we favor the
repeal of sections 8 and 45a of the Mineral Act anil a
revision of the sections relating to mining partnerships.
Kighth. The passage of an act whereby water rights
for any specific purpose maybe obtained as readily as
such rights are now obtained for mining purposes under
the provisions of tlie Mineral Act.
Ninth. The establishment of a land registry for lvootenay district. •
Tenth. Tho holding in ICootenay district of terms of
the county court at short intervals; extending the
power to issue capias to registrars of county courts in
districts in which there are no resident judges; and the
passage of an act that will allow the collection of small
debts in courts composed of justices of the peace.
Eleventh. Tho extortions to which laborers on railway,
construction and other works arc compelled to submit,
through the issuance of time-checks, is alike discreditable to the men who prolit by such practices and to the
government that makes no effort to render such practices
impossible. The issuance of non-negotiable time-checks
should be made a punishable ofl'ence, and the issuance of
negotiable time-checks should only be allowable under a
law that would safeguard the rights of the party to whom
they are issued.
Twelfth. Contractors and sub-contractors on railways
should have a means of getting speedy redress from unjust classification and unfair measurement of work by
the appointment of an ollicial arbitrator who shall be
a practical engineer.
Thirteenth. The government is to be condemned for
the passage of a redistribution act chat is not uniform in
its provisions, and by which representation is neither
based on population, voting strength, nor contributed
revenue. '
Resolved, that the attention of the government is
called to the necessity of having paid constables stationed
at points on tlie International boundary line like Ry-
kert'sand Waneta.
Resolved, that it is of the utmost importance that trails
and wagon roads be built to connect all mining camps in
West ICootcnay with transportation routes that are open
the year round.
Resolved, that the nominee of this convention be required to pledge himself to do his utmost to carry out the
views expressed in the resolutions adopted by this con veu-
tion, anil that each delegate to this convention make
every effort to secure the election of the nominee of the
convention.
Resolved, that the lands embraced within railway
grants should be immediately surveyed, in order that
they be open to settlement.
Resolved, that the people living in the valley of Kootenay river between the lake and the International boiind-
dary line and those living in Fire Valley on the west side
of Lower Arrow lake are ju.-lly entitled to mail facilities,
and that we deem if a duty to urge that postolllces be
established at, Rykert's custom-house and at a central
point in Fire Valley.        	
properly, too. The government, by loaning the credit of the province to the
Nakusp <fc Slocan railway, killed tlie Kaslo
6c Slocan railway, for the present at least.
The killing of the Kaslo & Slocan railway
destroyed property values at Kaslo. Is
it any wonder then that the people of
Kaslo, at the lirst opportunity, will hit
back at the government. The first opportunity will be on election day. And for
showing this-.disposition the people'.of.
Kaslo are called "scatter-brained idiots"
by The Miner, the 'government organ at
Nelson.   ;
LETTER   OF   ACCEPTANCE.
Nki.son. April 17th. ISM.
Tl) TIIK ClIAIK.MAN   AND   Sl'e'Ut'TAKV   (IK 'TIIK   SlICTII
Koiitknav Convention—Gentlemen : I herewith accept lhe nomination for member of the legislative assembly tendered me by the delegates a. ..-in bled in convention at Nelson on the llth instant; and if elected 1
will use my best endeavors to curry out the principles of
the platform adopted by the convention, believing them
to be iu the interest of all those who favor good government. Thanking you and the delegates for the honor
conferred. I am respectfully yours,
•I. FRKD. IIU.IIC.
R. F. (Ji-kkn, Ksq.. chairman.
J. A. Tl'UNKit, secretary.
IIklk. lous questions should not be introduced into a political contest. The
feuds of Ontario and Quebec are not
wanted in British Columbia. In this
province men are not known as Catholics,',
Protestants, Skeptics, Theists, or Athiests,
but'simply, as.citizens, equal rights antl
privileges being extended to all. The politician who seeks to gain or retain power
by bringing to his aid the solid vote of
any particular.'church'is striving to introduce religious questions into a political
contest., .    ,-     - -■'.'.'.,' .,.„'...  -
■We believe iu free thought, free speech,
and a free press. We hold that the exercise
of individual judgment in all things is not
only the privilege but the duty of every
one, and the conscientious discharge of
this duty is necessary to the full realization of the responsibilities of the citizen,
the only manner in' which he can attain
the full stature of a freeman. We believe
in the absolute separation of religious
questions from the administration of civil
government. Therefore, we are.opposed
to all organizations having for their object the political proscription of anyone
because of his religious belief.
Principal Grant of Kingston, Ontario,
is one of the best-known theologians in
Canada, and one that takes an active interest in all.public questions. He says
that the vote is a very sacred trust, and
the man who sells or otherwise dishonors
it is' a poor creature. A free country requires free speech and a free ballot as an
antidote to secret-organizations and sectarian appeals, and the most important
issue in an election is to get administrators who Avill observe the commandment,
"Thou shalt not steal." The building of
railways for '..private- individuals with
public money is little better than stealing.
There is a stage in every disease called
the turning point; but the turning point
has not yet been reached in the damage
that is being done to property in.southern
Kootenay by high water. The aggregate
loss may yet be''fully half a million of
dollars. _______	
Queen Victoria is 75 years old and on
the 20th of this month she will have been
a queen fifty-seven years. The old lady
has had a comparatively uneventful but
a very happy'and contented life. If she
lives three years longer she will have
broken the record of throne-holding. In
a domestic way she has clone her duty.
She has three sons and four daughters,
twel ve grandsons, twenty granddaughters
and no end of great grandsons and granddaughters. She has been a model of the
domestic virtues, and a ruler without reproach. She married for love herself,
though since that time she has been an
inveterate matchmaker for material and
political reasons.
The revision of the voters' list takes
place on the llth instant. Every name
known to be that of a person not entitled
by law to'.registration should be struck
off, even if the name so struck off is that
of a person who will vote for the government candidate.
ENGLISH   AND   AMERICAN   SCENERY.
BECOMING   DEMORALIZED.
The government party in the south riding of West Kootenay i.s becoming demoralized, and, the chances are, its candidate
will not be heard of on election day. Candidate Buchanan was nominated because
of his supposed strength at Kaslo, not because of his popularity or ability. The
beginning of work on the Kaslo 6c Slocan
railway before election day was the factor
counted on to make Kaslo go solid for Mr.
Buchanan. But work has not been commenced ou the railway, and it is said that
Mr. Buchanan has in his possession a letter from one of the promoters of the company in whicli the statement is made that
work will not be commenced this year.
Naturally, the people of Kaslo are now
beginning to lay all the hlaine for the non-
cominencement of work on the road at
the door of tlie government; and very
The Champion Widow.
A Pennsylvania local newspaper prints
the notice of the marriage of Mrs. Sarah
Klder to David Bailey, but does not state
that Mrs. Bailey was the champion widow
of  the country  before she  became  Mrs.
Bailey.    Her maiden name was Orr,   but
her  name  became  in   time  by  marriage
Barnes,   Calahan,   Jiix,   I.nos,  Robinson,
-.Icier, and now  Bailey.    I_ach of her six
dead husbands had  been a soldier in the
late war, and she married the first one in
1.80-, when she was 17.    It is hardly fair to
say, either, that these husbands were exactly six, for not one of them  had all of
himself left when he.succeeded to the title
of husband of this admirer of the military.
Three of the husbands had  only one leg
apiece; one had only seven fingers, beside
being short a leg; another woed and won
the widow with one leg and one arm, and
the sixth  was  minus an  eye.   This one
died three years ago on the llth  of May,
the day that Mrs. Sarah Orr-Bat;nes-CaIa-
han-.liix-I--iios-Iiobinson-Elder  added  her
eighth name of Bailey.    This husband is
not a veteran of the  war, antl has all his
legs, arms, fingers, and eyes.    Mrs. Bailey
is not yet li), and is the mother of twelve
children,   two each   by  her soldier  husbands.
Warfare at $8000 per Gun per Minute.
The cost of firing one of Krupp's HiO-ton
steel guns is $.'{2:10, or, adding the cost of
the projectile, $ 1 o(K), about $-1750 for each
shot fired. The gun costs $H);"5,0()0, and it
can only be fired at the most sixty times.
Two shots a minute can be discharged, so
that if it were fired continuously it would
become! valueless in about half an hour.
The gun has a range of fifteen miles and
the projectile weighs 2fl00j.ouu.ds.
The One Primeval and Virgin; the Other Nature Affected by Art.
Having lately visited England after a
long absence, m'y 'mind, both there and
since my return, has been busy with the
subject of the relations between our
scenery and that of the old world. 1
visited a dull part of Hampshire; on leaving the house where I was staying, it "was
necessary to get up to linearly breakfast
to catch a- train. (-Two .young soldiers,
very pleasant and friendly fellows, who
went away at the same time, were in-the
cab with inc. Reference was made to the
scenery, and one of them, who had been
in America, said, "You Americans may
'not always say you admire England, but
in your hearts you know there is.nothinglike it." I. looked out of the cab window
at the Mat and very rolled-out landscape,
cut up into squares and plots by iron
fences, which, however, with its,sparse
oaks standing here' and there, was not
without a classic grace, and thought of
the fresh anil, magic outlines of the Virginian ./mountains.' But the hour was
much too early aud too ..drowsy to allow
of any expression of dissent. It is an old
question, that between the scenery of the
two worlds. It is a simple one, however,
with an obvious answer. Here it is
primeval and virgin nature; there, nature
affected by mail and art.
The difference between European and
American trees and woodlands is significant of this.    Early in .September an acquaintance took me to look at a remarkable oak on his place in Essex,   which  lie
said had been thought by some persons to
be a relic of the ancient. British  forest.
This oak, whicli was not very high, threw
its' powerful arms straight out in all directions over a wide space of ground.    Certainly such a tree could not have stood in
an  aboriginal   forest.    There would- not
have   been   sufficient   sun to produce so
great an   amount   of leafage, and there
would have been no room for such a vast
lateral extension.     It so happened  that
only a few  months  before, in  June' perhaps,;! had seen in Tennessee,a good deal
of a forest'.that was "almost, virgin.    The
trees went straight  upward   to a great
height, the boles being clean of branches
a long distance from the-ground,' and the
leafage scant except'at-the. top,; where it
received the sun.    I rode into the middle
of this forest.    The  trees were often  so
close together  that it  would have  been
hard for a horse td go between them, and
my horse followed the bed  of a stream
which   was so shallow   that it scarcely
more than wet his fetlocks, the rhododendrons being very thick on each side of me.
Halting in the midst of the level floor of
the forest," it . was   an  iiiipressive scene
which 1 found.    The pale and lofty trunks'
stood   everywhere   parallel,  and   with  a
stately 'decorum  and  regularity,  except
where, half-way up the adjacent mountain-side, some tumbling trees, leaning at;
angles against their surrounding fellows,
which had arrested them in falling, varied
the universal propriety with a noble confusion,   the   gray   trunks   looking   like
mighty fallen  pillars of a ruined temple.
The scene around me was without a voice—
such faint, occasional twitter of bird life
as there was serving only to deepen  the
stillness.     Where   was  the  voice  of the
place?    There  was   continuous  twilight,
touched  here  and   there by .some stray
sunbeam, which a rift overhead had let
through'.   At the foot of some vast column
I found the morning-glory,  surprised  in
such a place to come upou this ornament
of the domestic sill, and companion of the
bright faceof childhood.   But the hue of
its glistening cup was as fresh  and  dewy
amid these religious shadows as if in some
■sun-lighted and human garden spot; the
flower, however,  not without a sense of
exile, and conscious as it seemed to me, of
the absence of those welcome voices and
shining faces of the cottage door.
It is true that our scenery is not very rich
in its associations of human history. This
source of interest we have here only to a
slight degree.    But the landscape has its
own history.    Is it not well   to consider
that history?   Is not scenery made more
impressive by the study of those sublime
changes which have prepared the world
which we see, and may not the disclosures
of men of science, so far as the unlearned
are capable of comprehending them,  be
brought  to   the service of the sense of
natural beauty?  There are, indeed, times
when one fancies that the historic facts
linger on the faceof nature.    Chautauqua
lake, in the southwestern part of the state
of New York,  not many miles south  of
lake Erie, is a fine sheet of clear water, a
few iniles long, and perhaps a mile wide.
One perfectly clear evening I sat in a boat
on the  lake, the quiet surface of  which
was encompassed  by a crimson stain possessing  the entire circle of the horizon,
with  the  pale azure of   the sky   above
without a cloud.    The red hues were in
the air and upon the bosom of the hike.
The only other occupant of the boat was
a young girl, whose youthful coloring was
blended with,-and was a part of, that in
the air and upon  the waters.    We spoke
of the mighty change of which  this still
lake had once been the scene.   The lake's
outlet  was at one time  northward  into
lake Erie, and  through the St. Lawrence,
to the ocean.    But the Ice Age came, and
dumped a lot of debris  to the north  of
Chautauqua, which forced  the waters of
the lake southward into the Ohio, so that
they now seek the Atlantic through the
Mississippi'and  the Gulf  of Mexico.. A
reminiscence of those boreal ages lingered
on  the chill  shores and   in   the   crystal
heavens, a sense of the pole and of arctic
scenes.    Of this mighty event we talked,
two waifs or motes floating in the atmosphere of the roseate evening, as transient
as   the    diaphanous   vapors   which   surrounded us.
Another contrast there may be in the
scenery of the two lands. There is this to
be said of English scenery: it is suitable
to the luxury and comfort of English
country life. It is appropriate to the English flesh-pots. There are plenty of country houses throughout England in which
material comforts are of the best, and
whicli at certain seasons contain much
agreeable company of both sexes.    I hud
some experience of such ahousein Surrey.'
The library,.was excellent;,for a wonder
the weather was good, -the...ephemeral
British sunshine remaining all day oh the
southern walls, and really lavish among
those flowers-of. .the garden you do not
know by name. Easily detained by such
an existence, you are not inclined to anything more active, than some kind of.
pleasant reading, and are likely to lose
your place at that, while your gaze rests
upon the hills to the west., To such a life
and such a state of mind the vague, soft
aspect of the Surrey hillsAvas most suitable—-two impalpable ranges of hills, alluring to' the. eyes.. Essences they seemed,
other'than substance.'or matter, and unreal, save in-'their gentle, emerald coloring; and they were always lying there,
quivering as in a dream -amirage which
did not.go away. ,
If there is an agreement between luxury
and English scenery, my sentiment, is
that, on the contrary, luxury does, not
suit our scenery. 'An iroii foundry,
strange to say, does" no harm; a forge, a
factory by the side of a.pond filled with
water-lilies (I have now in mind the New
England landscape)—these are not unsuitable. --But a. fine house in "some-..way is,
and iny-.soii.se of incongruity extends to
those mansions which a friend describes
as queen Anne in the front and iMiiry"
Anne in the rear.' Architecture, both
private'and .public,.should   be such as is
ingiip.the heat which has formerly been
lost to such a large extent by radiation,
now taking; it back into the furnace to
perform useful work by reducing the coke
consumption. .'/It also'.keeps the crucible
from getting abnormally hot, thus saving
wear and tear caused by.groat variations
of'-temperature, and 'saving the time
formerly, lost iu cooling it down when in
this highly ..heated condition. Eor those
working in the vicinity of the furnace
.this ari-aiigeuient insures a much greater
degree of coolness 'and comfort, and there
is'also claimed to be an important reduction in the running expenses.
NEW   FREAKS   OF   FASHION.
Hints
on Stylo for the Encl-oi'-the-Contury
-- .- Women. ■'■'
"A. novelty in lace is made with a ground
of three different materials—guipure, net
and gauze. Another variety is in two
shades of color, cream anel butter or cream
and coffee." :
Serge, which has been popular so many
years, has had its day, anil glossy, satin-
finished .cloth and tweeds are in great de-
niand.
Soft-textured satins are to be used for
eveiiingand afternoon costumes, and they
come in  beautiful shades, which are pro
duced by the mysterious blending of two
suited to the local '.requirements-and his- (contrasting colors, such as red and yellow,
C. & K. S. N, Co. (Ltd.)
TIME   TABLE   NO. 3.
In ofl'eot. Tuesday, _In.v 1, ISill.
Revelstoke  Route—Steamer Columbia.
Connecting "iili  |ho Ciiiiiuliiiii  I .icille liaihvav (main
Iinel for nil jioints oust and west.
Leaves Kevolsled-e on Tuesdays and Fridays at I a. in.
Leaves Kohson on Wednesdays ami Saturdays at, S p. in.
Northport Route—Steamer Columbia.
Connecting al Northport I'or [mints nurlli and south on
,   lhe Spokane Falls & Northern liailway.
Leaves Kolison Wedno .lays and Sat tn-iliiys atS a. in.
Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Satin-days at 1 p. in.'
Kaslo Route—Steamer Nelson."
Connecting with N'elson  &   Fori Sheppard Kailwav for
fur .Spokane and all points east anil wesl
Leaves Nelson for Kaslo—
Tuesdays at !l a. in.
Wednesdays at, .">:l(l p. in.
Fridays nljla. in.
Sal ill-days al ;"i:l() p. in.
tory. A white spire, for instance, marking such a church as New England farmers have built I'or generations, what an
eloquent object in a wide and undulating
view! The'''manner:' of, life ' should ■ be
simple also. An eight-o'clock dinner and
champagne'- are out of place. People
should dine in the middle of the day.
The evening meal, however, should be
late, for it is a serious mistake to take the
hour of sunset, for which the twenty-four
have been apreparatioh, as one in which
to. cat'something. In our semi-tropical
summer people should adopt the tropical
habit of rising early; it will do, however,
if they are out of" doors', say, within an
hour after sunrise, for it is not till then
that the dawn becomes "incense-breathing"; this quality the air has not "acquired
when the sun .'first..appears..- And yet it
seems a great -pity that the sunrise, that
most auspicious of nature's facts, should,
not be noticed, at any rate from ones bedroom window. Its advent is never so
benign as iii a sky without a cloud; the
orb. as it emerges, kindling the 'rim of the
verdant meadow with cheerful promise—
irresistible sign of life and friend of.man.
--E. S. Nadal in The Century.
MUST   NOT   BE   DISMISSED.
Ontario Cannot Afford, to Let Sir Oliver
Mowat Down and Out.
Provincial.rights, school questions, tariff
reform, British connection, canals, cables,
railways—what i.s the use of discussing
these if we sink into being a nation of
thieves? That is what we must become
if we tolerate stealing in high places, for
what is done at the top is sure to permeate to tlie bottom. Look at the revelations we have had since ISO I—corruption
in so 'many quarters that we wondered if
there was a clean spot anywhere; the
people of Quebec robbed that M. Pacaud
and his friends might have the joy of exploiting what he termed a gold mine! The
people of all the provinces robbed that the
robbers might rule 'Canada!    A recent instance is enough  to show how deep and
widespread the roots of the malady are,
and to show how hard it is for a government to act, even with good   intentions,
unless -supported- by-a'-healthy   public
opinion.    Two   worthy   gentlemen   were
convicted aud sentenced to jail.''-Prison
disagreed with them, and they were set
free.    One is about offering himself as a
candidate for parliament; the other was
taken from prison as a, conquering hero.
In Montreal fine gentlemen received him
at the railway station  with cheers, took
liim to the Windsor and dined and wined
him.    He, iu reply, said not a word about
ill-health,   but declared that  the  peopie
would not allow the government to keep •
him in prison any longer!   When convicts
get sucli treatment ordinary men will not
be. much disinclined to be classed among
convicts.    As we think of the saturnalia
that must have existed for a long time
before such a state of public morals could
become   possible,   we  are   forced  to ask
what might have happened to the richest
province in   the Dominion, if any easygoing   politician  had had charge  of   its
strong box.    What plunder there was for
a gang!    We have  timber limits  worth
tens ot millions; we could stand a debt of
twenty   or  thirty .millions as   easily as
Quebec.  A politician of easy virtue would
have  lavished  these millions  on   heelers
and hangers-on, who, in return, would be
enthusiastically voting him a god.    Does
not  this  thought  throw   some   light on
what we have escaped, and ou what we
owe to the man who has been in charge of
our strong box for twenty-two years? Assuredly,, the   revelations have  had   that
effect  upon us.    Our money is still  ours
and our honor is safe.   Thank God for it.
anil also let us keep our powder dry—that
is, keep a good  servant at his  post.    A
man   who  will not read this  lesson, will
not read anything.    In one word, Ontario
cannot afford to dismiss sir Oliver Mowat.
Hot Blast Copper Furnace.
A new hot blast copper furnace i.s described in the Arizona papers, the main
feature consisting of an arrangement for
heating the blast before it enters the furnace; that'is, there is a wind jacketcom-
pletoly surrounding the crucible of the
furnace, antl in connection with the blast
supply pipe and also with the regular
wind "box. In operation the blast coming
from the supply pipe enters the wind
jacket iu the usual cool condition, slightly
higher than the surrounding atmosphere,
and passes completely around the crucible, here coining in contact throughout
its passage with the hottest poi tion of
tlie furnace. After making the circuit of
tlie crucible it Mows into the regular wind
box, and thence to the tuyeres in the
regular fashion. In making this passage
it heats the blast to a high degree by tak-
opiil and turquoise, sea blue and primrose
the effect is not so charming when darker
colors are.used.
A peculiar idea for hair decoration is
the plumage of the white peacock, dyed
in any required color and fastened at the
■basewith a jeweled ornament. The eye
of the feather is'-soinetiines outlined with
tiny emeralds.
"■Something useful in belts consists of a
nickel silver frame, into which a ribbon
of any color may be inserted.
A new dress material is called '•Venetian"' and is to take the place of cashmere,
and a silk check called '•Scotch llama" is
very softand fine in texture. Tiny checks
are becoming very popular for walking
dresses, bicycling costumes and dressy
dinner gowns.
Turn-down collars are a new feature of
capes.
The latest fad in underclothing is white
silk garments,'.trimmed with black lace.
Open-work embroidered ecru batiste,
lined with white or'colored silk, is used
for full vests in black silk gowns.
Women-gardeners are in great demand
in England and Germany.
Yachting .dresses- are made of cream
white or blue serge, with red sailor collar,
cull's and panel trimmed with gilt braid
and buttons.
Mair cloth and alpaca skirts made with
three ruflles up the back and a steel in the
bottom are prophetic of the crinoline
scare.
Moire ribbons in delicate colors ami
chine patterns are in use for trimming
black dresses and giving a touch of color
to black crepon gowns.
The short and much-trimmed pelerine
is the most coquettish style of mantle going. It is very full at the edge, mounted
in a square yoke, heavily embroidered in
jet and finished off with a deep collar of
beaded net. An effective lining is a great
addition to short capes, anil white satin
is a safe investment.
Cherry pink chiffon, with silver or gold
threads woven in it, and all other materials whicli have a gleam of metal in their
weave, are used for evening dresses.
Crocodile gau/,e is another novelty for
young ladies.
Accordion-plaited white china silk,
striped with cream lace insertion, makes
the daintiest tea gown imaginable. It
should be tied in at the waist with cream
white ribbon, and'bang open over a handsomely trimmed lawn skirt.
A Strong Point for Bi-Metallism.
The Engineering and Mining Journal
makes a strong point for bi-metallisni in
this paragraph: "With all the large
coinage markets closed against it, the only
outlet for silver is in the continued absorption of the metal by India and China,
and this is due to ignorance of the conditions imposed by the financial legislation of all the great commercial nations.
At any moment some fanati.- may inspire
the East Indians with the belief that silver has lost or is losing its value, that its
possession is no longer an evidence of
wealth, that its price will go down to that
of tin or copper, and that while it has any
value they had better sell their ores and
buy gold, the only standard of value, the
oniy evidence of wealth. If such tin inspiration should seize them, it might permeate the nation, as a lire spreads over
the prairie, and its effect would be that
silver would be dumped on the market
without regard to cost of production, and
a sudden great demand for gold set in
which would inevitably cause a great advance in his purchasing power—that is,
would cause a heavy decline in the value
of everything else."
Hunter &  McKinnon,
faeral Merchants,
New  Denver and   Silverton.
1,-hvoh ICuslo for N'ulson—
Sundays at S u. in.
.W_dii(-i*(Iiiy« at, •-••'() a. in.
{I'iiiiiiitHii!- u'llli N. ,■[ I*, s. iriilii)
Tluiixliiys at. S u. in.
Sntui-diiys at _::,0 a. m.
(('"in Iliij-Hltli X. * K. ,S. (nilii)
Bonner's Ferry Route—Steamer Spokane.
Coiinc-i-tiii-,' willi (Ji-uatr N'ui-l.liurn railway for all cust-
ul'ii points, Spokane-, anel flio Cuasl..
I.ejiives Kiisliinl .'la. in. und Nelson at, 7:1;") a. in. on Tuesday-' anil Fridays.
I.ejavejn Honnur's Kerry at 2 a. in. on Wednesdays and
.Saturdays. 	
The company reserves the i-ikIiI. tocliiuiK- thisselieduli;
al any lime wil limn, not ice.
Kor full information, as lo tickets, rates, etc., apply at
the company's ollice. Xelson, li. (J.
T. AMiAN, Secretary.       J. W. TU0UI-, llaiiiigcr.
Spokane Falls & Northern Bailway,
Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.
All Rail to Spokane, Washington.
Leave 7 A.M XICI.SOX...
Arrive ,->:IO l».M.
. Cominciicint; January Slh. IKill, on Tuesdays and Fridays trains will run tlii'DU^li to Spokane, arrtvintj there
at ;">::«) I'. M. same day. KeturninK will leave .Spokane
at 7 A. AI. on Wednesdays and .Saturdays, -m-iviii-jf at
Nelson at 5:10 P. M., milking close ■ connections with
steamer Xelson for sill Koolenay lake points.
TO    T_3:__3
Electors of the South Riding
OF WEST KOOTENAY.
G kxti.k.m i-:x: I laving been requested at
a. large and influential meeting of the
electors of Nelson, and also by a requisition signed by a large number of the
citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candidate in the (Joverniuent inteiest at
the forthcoming I'rovineial l_lection, [
desire to signify my acceptance of the
nomination and to thank those who
have proffered me the honor. To them
nnd to the electors generally I wish t.o
say that, if elected, I will give careful
attention to all matters coming within
the sphere of legislation and to the best
of my ability protect and promote the
interests of the district and tho province.
I am, gentlemen, very respectfully your..,
(.'. O.  BUCHANAN.
WILLIAM PERDUE
1
Nelson and Kaslo.
Will conlract  to supply mining companies and  steam
boats with fresli meals, and deliver same at any mine
or landing in   the   Koolenay  Lake country.
NELSON Office and Market, 11 Bast Baker St.
KASLO MARKET, Fourth Street..
n
WILSON" &.BURNS
(Successors to Hums, Melnnes& Co.)
Wholesale'mid retail dealers in stock and drejssed
meals. Are prepared to furnish in iiny (|iinntity
beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham. tit the
lowest possible prices.
Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks
ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.
ootenay Lake Sawmill
LUMBER YARD,
Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.
Keep "ii hand at both   places everything required by
the prospector, miner, and mine owner.
Nelson   Livery Stable
I'lissenKers and batfgaite  transferred to and   from the
railway depot and steamboat landing.   Kreight
hauled and job teaming done.   Stove
wood for sale.
A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,
Inl.lis, sash, doors, mouldings, elc. Three carloads dry,
cliiiir Hi- flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rales.
G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.
HENRY DAWES, Agent. __
NELSON STEAM
SASH AND BOOR FACTORY
SASH. HOOKS, AXD WINDOW KltAMKS
MADK TO OKDKK.
Estimates Given on Building Supplies.
TUKNIXCi, SUIiKACING, AXD MATCHING.
Orders from any town in the ICootcnay Lake country
promptly attended to.   Genera! .jobbing of all kinds.
RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.
John 31. Kki-I'-ku.
Jamks W. Sualk.
VVILTJAM WTT-SON..
....PROI'RTKTOK
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
The parfnershij) heretofore existing between XV. It.
Graham and .1. A. Taylor, doing business under the firm
name of Graham & Taylor, is from and after this date
dissolved by mutual consent. W. II. Graham assumes
all liabilities, and is alone authorized to collect accounts
due the lute firm. W. II. GKAIIAM,
Witness:   W. H. Kkdmond. J. A. TAYLOR.
Haled at Nelson, Hrilish Columbia, AIny "Hi, 181)1.
KEEFER &  SEALE
TEAMSTERS.
.loli teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good
wood, which will bo sold at reasonable prices.
I.KAVK   OHIIKKS   AT
J. P.  Hume   &   Co.'s.   Vernon   Street,   Nelson,
FOR   SALE   OR   LEASE.
FOR SALIC OH liKASK—Good hotel, in one of the best
parts of Xelson. .Size, '.il by 70 feet; two stories; 21
bed-i-oemis, Kuriiisheil throughout. Ready for immediate occupation, A lli-st-class chance for the right person.
Apply to Duncan McDonald, Kusln, Ii. C\; or to C. Haiu-
ber, West linker street. Nelson, 11. V,,
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V_,-'..;r.-*- /THE TMJ3OTE:   NELSON, B.C., SATUEDAY, JUNE  0,  ISU.  New Denver, situated as it is at the mouth of Carpenter Creek, on the east side of Sloean Lake, is within easy reach  of every mine in the g^reat Slocan Mining" Division of West Kootenay District, and, notwithstanding all reports to the  contrary, is the only town so situated. It is one of the few townsites in West Kootenay whose owners can give absolute title to lots. Business men, mining men, miners, and prospectors, desiring1 either sites for stores, offices, or  residences, will be liberally dealt with.    Prices range from $25  for residence lots to $500 for business  lots.    Apply to  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir" I)ON"ALI)  ���-iW-GKO.  A.  A.  SMITH   DRUMMOND,.  K.xS. CLOt-ISTON.  ��� President   Vicc-I'resident   General Manager  __r__3i_so_sr _3__-_A._sro___:  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  ������     Hl-A.VCHl.-S  IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities iu Canada.  Hiij*: and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers  GKANT COMMI'-.I'CrAI. AND TUAVHU.BKS' CKKl'MTS,  available in any part of the world.-  UUAK'i'8  ISSUI"-); COI.. .ACTIONS ,MA I) K ;  UTC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OF INTKltKST (at present) IU Per Cent.  THE   DETECTIVE'S   STORY.  /-.How:   He   Once   Transcended   His   Duty   and  i\m   ���:   "���.._. ''������     '-..   Caught' the Thief.  "Although tho law protects a ]>olk:e of-  ficor in the execution of his duty," said  a New lrork detective the other day,  "yet there" are occasions when the  officer makes himself personally liable by  arresting a citizen. I have had several  experiences which left me iu doubt for a  long time as to .my personal.responsibility,  and Iv remember ���'.. particularly one ease  ' where it looked as though I would get  myself into a heap of trouble by refusing  to take the advice of my friends. This  was"a very peculiar case; one that I will  not forget. '.'.''  "I had become interested in trying to  workout the .solution of a mysterious  case of theft, and had become so absorbed  in my work that my curiosity.and desire  to come to some definite conclusion impelled me to go beyond ordinary bounds. I  had nothing but suspicion and a .sort of  intuitive feeling to act upon, and had  against me a threat of suit for personal  damages and the opposition of all those  SjBj persons who were interested, iii the matter  feqin'one way or another. The facts were  simply these:  "A wealthy family living on tlie west  side, not far from Central Park, lost a  number of valuable articles in the most  mysterious fashion. I was acting as the  detective in that precinct at the time, and  the captain sent me around to ferret out  the thief. I.found that the people lived  in a beautiful house, which was just full  _ of valuable articles that could easily be  \ stolen by a person who had access to thein.  On the other hand it was difficult for a  burglar or sneak thief to get in, as the  place, was not only guarded by good locks  but it had also a burglar alarm, whicli  was set whenever the family and servants  retired. During the clay and evening  there 'were enough persons.- about tlie  house to spot any thief that might effect  an entrance.  "The family consisted of husband, wife,  land   baby, and  there  were  four  or five  ,.,J servants, including a nurse.   The  latter  J3;1 had it about as easy as any servant could  wish   for.    Her employers  were Califor-  nians, had lots of money, doted on their  ^ehild, and were liberal  to its caretaker.  They had been absent for about a week,  i\nd it was during their absence that the  thefts became so  alarming as to   cause  ,'*":ni to complain to the police when they  !returned.  'I was .so well satisfied, after a short  preliminary examination of the house and  surroundings, that the thief was inside  and not outside, that I devoted all my  time to watching and crews-examining the  ���servants. I had no difficulty with any except the nurse. She was very uppish and  -t$l��s__ -i-101'*-; ----d acted as though she considered  &4~-Jpj 'ny questions insulting. In this attitude  raJwl she was supported by her employers, who  \te��SJ$I said that there was no reason in the world  *�����-��sn |or .su.S])octing her, while they were not  -o certain of the other servants. The  latter, however, were so direct and frank  iu their replies to all my questions that I  became convinced that they were innocent. I therefore turned my attention to  lhe nurse, and watched her whenever I  went to the house. Although J could get  no evidence against her, 1 became  thoroughly convinced that she was the  iliief. Try as 1 would, however, I could  not find anything to support my belief.  I .lially, my ardor led me into formally  arresting Tier, although her master and  mistress protested against my doing so.  I took her before a police justice sitting  it V'orkville. Now, I had known this  iustice for a number of years, and, as a  matter of fact, it was through his influ-  ���Mice that J had secured my place on the  force.   He had always tx-eatetl me like a  Iii  S_��  ? 4 _*5  .-   -M.*_  ���,-e��ai��',Sr  son, and I was therefore very much  amazed and put back at his conduct on  this occasion.  "1 had no sooner arraigned the woman  and started to explain my charge against  her than he became very indignant, antl  said sharply:  ''"Y'oi'i have made -a mistake, man. I  know that this woman is not guilty.  Why, she was employed in my own fainiiy  for a number of,years, and I know her to  be as honest a woman as ever breathed.  You had no right to arrest her, and if she  brings suit against', you .I will have to  testify in her favor. AVhere is your evidence against her?'  "J  still  felt confident that I was right,  and so J braced up and said to the judge:!  ���'"I will get the evidence if you will remand her.'  "'_ won't do it,' said the judge, very  hotly.    'IWill discharge her.'  "'If you do,'said 1, getting a little excited, too. 'I will rearrest her.'  "My manner must have impressed him,  for  he finally did remand her, although  very unwillingly.    I worked all that night  trying to get some clue, and visited, forty  or fifty pawn shops in the hope of finding  the missing articles.    Still,  I  was unable  to get a single bit of evidence.    The next  day. when   I  was  taking  her  to court, I  noticed that she carried a pocketbook in  her hand which had escaped my observation when she was searched in the police  station.    1 asked her to let mo see it, and  she appeared  unwilling to do so.    1 tool-  it  from  her and examined  it carefully.  There was nothing iii it'but a few 'dollars  in money.    I watched her closely while I  went over the pocketbook a second time.  I  saw  that she was  watching me out of  the corners of her eyes.    That convinced  me that there was some story wliich tlmt  pocketbook would tell if I could only get'  at  it.    Of course J. had  no  right to destroy her property, but again .my feeling  that slie was guilty and that I must-prove  her so overpowered, my sense  of -discretion, and  I began  to rip.the pocketbook  apart.     Finally  I   came   across a pawn  ticket, Avhich had been slipped in through  a slit in the outside cover,   which   had  then been pasted clown so that it was not  noticeable.  "The woman didn't feel alarmed even  then, but I felt that .I had come upon -a  tangible clue. 'Where did you get that?'  I asked her. 'Oh, it belongs to my sister,'  she said carelessly. 'Where is your sister?' She gave me an address, and I said  nothing further.  "The judge was angrier than ever when  I brought her up in court the second day,  and had to confess that I had not secured  any further evidence. I had to argue a  long time with him before he would consent to remand her again, and again he  warned me that if the woman brought a,  personal suit against me he would testify  in her favor. After I took her back to  the station I went to the address at which  the woman said her sister lived. It was  bogus. I then went to the pawnbroker  and looked up the article represented by  the pawn ticket. Although it was not  down in the list of things taken from the  house of the Californians, I knew at once  that it did not belong to the nurse anel  that it must have been stolen from somebody. I tried a new policy then. I went  into tlie cell where the woman was and I  said to her:  "I'm sorry that I have caused you so  much trouble, but I see I have made a  ���mistake.' 'Yes, and you'll pay for it, too,'  she said very sharply. 'Well,' said I, 'I  hope you won't be too hard on me. I. was  only trying to do my duty. 1 went today  to the address you gave me, but I found  your sister didn't live there. _��� caught  her though at your master's house this  afternoon when she came there to enquire \  for you. I got her dead to rights, as she  had a lot of pawn tickets for the stuff,  and she said that she took it when she  came to visit- you.'  "The woman caught her breath, gasped,  clenched her hands aud yelled outiu fury:  'She lied, she didn't take it!    I took it!'  "Then, supposing that I had really  caught her sister, and that the latter had  confessed in order to save her, she broke  down and gave away the whole story.  She had been stealing all the time, had  pawned the stuff, and left the pawn  tickets in the care of her sister. She told  me where the stuff was pawned, and I got  it together that night. It included all  sorts of things, aud made a big cart load.  I had it all in court the next morning, and  compelled the Californian to identify it  against his will. The best of all, however,  was the fact that I got evidence that she  had stolen from the police justice, too,  when she was in hi.s family, and I had the  .pleasure of returning to him the things  whicli she had taken, but whicli he had  never missed.  "Once I actually had suit brought  against me by a wom-in. She brought  one suit against me for $_."i,000 for defamation of character and another for $10,000  for false imprisonment. I had arrested  her, and she had been discharged for lack  of evidence. [ followed her for four  months after she was discharged, and  filially caught her entering a. pawn shop.  It was a little place out of the usual run,  and I had never thought of going there  before.    I got all the evidence I wanted  tnen, and rearrested her.    Jler suits were  never brought to trial.  "In each of these cases, however, it was  only my persistency and determination  that saved me from trouble. If I hadn't  stuck to it I probably would have got into  serious difficulty, for I was not acting  strictly within the lines of my official  duty."   GDYON'S   POKER   TABLE.  WAR   ON   THE   LORDS.  Power-  A Proposal to Limit Their Veto  Views of the Peers.  The coming anti-lords conference in  Leeds, England, will sound, the trumpet  of battle. The cabinet are resolved to  make the question of the survival of the  house of lords, as it is at 'present, constitute the first plank in their election program tne. The assurance has caused the  National Liberal Federation to take action to obtain from all constituencies  p.ieked delegates to the conference.  Several members of the cabinet have  very reluctently given their assent to the  adoption of a bold and determinate policy  ���in.opposition to the house of lords, but the  majority of the ministers are thoroughly  convinced that further Liberal legislation  is impossible unless the upper house is  controlled, and those gentlemen are  thoroughly en rapport witli the popular  feeling.  The principal resolution which will engage the attention of tho anti-lords conference will propose the limitation of the  veto power of the peers to a single session.  Any bill rejected by the house of lords  wliich shall be again passeil by the house  of commons at a subsequent session need  not go to the upper house.  A London newspaper has been interviewing the peers. The duke of Fife, son-  in-law of the prince of Wales,-expresses  himself as in favor of infusing popular  elements into the upper house without-  breaking the historic continuity of the  body. The duke suggests that committees  comprising the best men in both houses of  parliament be appointed to study the  subject.  The other peers'who expressed views  included viscount Harrington, earl De La  Warr, lord Norton, the earl of Southoak,  and lord Sherborne, all of whom are opposed to any concessions on the part of  the house of lords and in favor of a determined fight for the integrity of that body.  Lord Windsor advises the abolition of  the present house and the formation of a  new one on a basis elective and selective.  Tlie responses, as a whole, fiowever, show  that the peers are wholly ignorant of the  strength of the popular determination to  amend or end their legislative body.  Per Capita Wealth.  The statement that the wealth of the  United States is estimated to amount to  $2;1.3-1 per capita of population; that of  the United Kingdom to $18.-12. The principal wealth of the United Kingdom is in  rJtigland, and that the per capita amount  in .Scotland is less than that quoted  for the United Kingdom has surprised not  a few Scotchmen, and it is hardly to be  wondered at. Mulhall, Whitaker, and  other atthorities say that Scotland is (or  was recently) actually the richest country  iu the world per capita.  Considering circulation apart from  wealth, the figures are as given above:  $2-1..'31 per capita in the United States,  $18.-12 in the United Kingdom. England has a population of 27,500,000'  Scotland one of-1,000,000. But the wealth  of England lies in its manufactories, its  cities, its mines, while Scotland's wealth  is comparatively limited. Mulhall has no  standing as a statistician, and Whitaker  says nothing on the points raised as to  Scotland. Neither does the Statesman's  Year Book. But Mr. Giffen, who i.s statistician to the Board of Trade, places the  capital wealth of the United Kingdom iu  1 SS;"3 at ��W,OA7,4A('),QOO, equal to more than  $50,000,000,000; and this he distributes between the three kingdoms thus: England  and Wales, 80 per cent; Scotland, 9.7 per  cent; Ireland, LA per cent.  A Device Which  is  Said to Have  Won $200,  000 for its Inventor,  In the vault at police headquarters-in  Chicago is an innocent-looking table,  which is the cleverest contrivance of its-  kind ever invented by an ingenious gambler. It was at this table that Charles F.  Stokes, president of the Stokes Manufacturing Companj'-, 293 Wabash avenue, was  robbed of $1300 the other night. If Mr.  Stokes ever plays poker with strangers  again it is safe to say lie will examine the  table ou which the cards are dealt; He  will not only tap it and turn up the cloth,  but will examine every chink and crack  underneath.  The table at which Stokes sat while his  hard'cash'disappeared is one said to have  been invented by Bert Guyon, a California  gambler of many aliases, "who worked the  contrivance for every cent the bicycle  manufacturer of Wabash avenue had in  his pockets. As the story goes, four well  known confidence men and gamblers  whose names appear oirthe police records  as Bert Guyon, Fredericks. Fisher, Hugh  Dunn, and "Deafy" Morris induced Stokes  to join them in a little game of poker in a  Wabash avenue hotel. "Deafy" Morris  made the acquaintance of the victim and  then introduced three suave individuals,  entire strangers to "Deafy," who were  anxious to sit in the game. Stokes lost  $2000 at several seances. He put the  matter in the hands of inspector Shea,  and detectives Meyer and Murnane arrested the four men Tuesday night. The  table was captured, and after a long and  careful scrutiny, inspector Shea discovered  the trick, and the innocent-looking piece  of furniture was put away for safe keeping until the case against the gamblers  comes up for trial.  As Guyon was the most expert hand at  the -contrivance, he sat opposite the  drawer, which was placed' in such a position that any player would know it contained only poker chips. The table was  of the ordinary circular kind, four feet in  diameter, with a green cloth centre and  four inches of dark colored-wood around  the edge. Between the cloth and. the  wood justabove the drawer lay the simple  contrivance whicli won Stokes's money.  Looking from above, one could notsee any  gap between cloth and wood. In fact, the  point of a thin knife blade could hardly  iind room there. The drawer did not extend under the table, and directly behind  it Guyon's invention was placed.  With his finger Guyon drew out of a slil  behind the drawer a thin steel blade foui  inches long, somewhat like a letter opener.  He placed his knee againgt the edge'oi  this blade. The game began. "Deafy"  lost, but the victim kept even -with tin  game. Then came the trial of the Guyoi  machine. Before the first hand had beei  dealt the cards were counted and fount;  to be all right. During the game Guyoi  managed to procure four treys as thej  were dealt to him by one of his partners,  and with another card he stowed them  away. After the next deal he crossed his  hands in front and allowed the five cards  to lean against his fingers. lie held the  "cold hand" there, too, and as he pressed  the steel blade to the left with his knee a  small steel clamp pushed its way up  silently between the cloth and the strip  of wood. The green cloth bulged up a  little, but the victim could notsee wiiat  was going on behind those closely locked  fingers. It was easily clone. A slight  movement and the hand containing the  four  treys   was   caught   tightly  by  the  large hotels and I was sent out to investigate the  matter.    1   soon   learned  that  Bert Guyon  was one of   the men   who  .helped to fleece the 'sucker.' While working on  tlie ease  I  ran across a gambler  troin the -Pacific coast, and he told me of  Guyon's ingenious table. Search warrants  were sworn out for the table, and  every  large hotel.in Chicago was searched from  toj) to bottom, but the table was not found.  Reports be#an to come in from all over  the country about Guyon's phenomenal  luck at poker.    He has played in all the  large cities, from San Francisco to Fort-  laud, Maine, and I don't think it would be  an exaggeration to say he has cleaned up  $200,000 with the wonderful table.  "Guyon always has three confederates,  'Deafy' Morris, who was arrested with  him here, was driven out of New York by  inspector Byrnes seyeral years ago. His  right1 name is Morris Holland. He is a  very clever man. Frederick S. Fisher  used to run a saloon and hotel at Kansas  City. His real name i.s Bishop. Hugh  Dunn has been a gambler in Chicago for  thirty year's."   THE   CHURCH   TRIUMPHANT.  in Louisiana discovered   'farfait'amour:'  that a German pastor first, dissolved gold  in a dainty fluid and christened it 'can de  yie   de   dautzig;'    that   a   French   friar  taught us how to immortalize the orange  in curacoa; how a provincial priest liquefied the cherry in 'maraschino;' or how  the Spanish ecclesiastic from the  sugar  cane gave us Santa Cruz,  the ruin of the  holy cross?   It is needless.   But it is well  that in our joyful libations we so should  look back on the centuries with gratitude  and affection to those humble but noble  pillars of the church, whose labors have  done so much  to  lighten,  brighten, and  beautify the lives of all today."  The Supply Getting Short.  Miss Bye, a benevolent lady who for  years past has supplied Canada with  regular consignments of young waifs and  strays, who, we are given to understand  here, grow up into mothers of great and  good citizens, and thus help maintain the  glories of the Dominion, has been compelled to advertise for material. The  supply which the streets and gutters of  Loudon and other cities have heretofore  yielded in rank abundance has apparently  failed at last, though this is hard to  understand. Possibly Miss Rye has grown  fastidious, or may be the Canadian authorities have become less complaisant.  At any rate, only Protestant girls will in  future bo allowed to assist in making  Canada, and they must be between the  age.-* of 12 and 10, and healthy. But provided the young (-migrants' religious doctrines be orthodox and their bodies sound  Miss Rye isnotover particular. The only  other condition set forth in the advertisement is that the girls shall be "fairly intelligent."  clamp. The knee went back" and the  cards disappeared. Guyon played and  lost and then gave the signal to'his confederates.  Three kings were dealt to Stokes, and  he called I'or two cards and drew a pair of  fives. With a "full house" he leaned  back and waited. Guyon drew three  cards, and the others apparently had  nothing more than a pair. Fisher threw  in a small bet, which the victim raised a  little. Morris raised this, and Guyon  raised again. Fisher dropped out and  Stokes raised Guyon. Morris dropped  out at this point, Guyon coming back at  the victim with a roll of bills. The two  players see-sawed back and forth until  Stokes called Guyon. Guyon had again  pressed the blade underneath the table  and the "cold hand "appeared. He shifted  the hand, the original five cards dropping  out of sight. Stokes showed a king full,  but Guyon had four treys. The victim  was out $;")()(). He played on the following  night and succeeded in dropping $2000 altogether, it was absolutely impossible  for him to beat such a game. It was a  suresystem. He was.suspicious, however,  and reported the matter to the police.  The table can be taken apart so as to  admit of convenient carriage throughout  thecoiuitry. Guyon has traveled in every  state of the union with it and has never  failed to secure victims.  "It is the simplest and most ingenious  machine ever invented to fleece the unwary," said detective Murnane last night.  "I first heard of it about six vears ago. A  man reported to the police'that he had  lost $2")00 in a poker game at one of the  A Vast Debt- of Gratitude Owed to the Prelates of the Middle Ages.  Dr. lid ward Bedloe is in Chicago. That  announcement made in Washington, Boston, iS'ew _fork, or Montreal, always  causes a pleasant ripple in the circles of  good fellowship. The doctor was honored  by a -dinner at the Richelieu last week,  with Beuiis as the host, and he rose to the  occasion with a. speech that is so brilliantly unique in its way that 1 am going to  reproduce it. The toast 'was "To the  Church," and this was the response:  "I never drink a Coast without recalling  the vast debt of gratitude we owe to the  church of the middle ages. In the long-  gone years the sybarites and good fellows  of Greece and Rome quenched their thirst  with rich, red wine. To them ale and  beer and porter and stout were unknown  terms; to them John Barleycorn was a  perfect stranger; cognac and otard were  sealed books, and the thousand and one  liquors of today were unborn. Champagne, the idealization of all vinous  beverages, had not come into existence.  ���'While, its for punches, cocktails, fizzes,  smashes, sours, eggnog, Tom and Jerry,  hot Scotch and Irish, the Greek and Latin  tongues, despite the genius of Homer and  Plato, Virgil and Cicero, were utterly unable to express or. describe.  "'Imagine, if you can, a dinner of today  in which the sole alleviates of thirst were  vvino and honey,   wine and  water, wine  arid   more   water.   When   the   inspired  vvriter. said:     'Look  not upon   the wine  when   it is red,'-he was looking forward  iOOO years to our own time, when  there  .vas other and   better  beverages.      Vet  uicli was the condition which confronted  lliucullus,   A pious, and   other  great   bon  .'ivants of antiquity.    A small boy could  ,'ive  a,   better   dinner   today,   so  far as  .he wine card is concerned,   than   could  all   the   Ciesars   of   the   west   and    the  kings and emperors of the east.   What  made   the change'-'    What  gieat  power  so    wrought    upon   nature   as    to   give  us    the   wealth   of   enjoyment    today?  it was the church���the noble abbots and  humble monks,  who applied   intellect to  the world around them, and broughti'orth  results which will never die.  "They took the culture of the vine from  pagan Rome, and they converted it into a  new art and science. They dignified their  products by giving to them religious  terms and titles. The golden juice of the  grape in the Vesiivian vintage became  the Ladii-yina Chrisli, or tears of Christ:  the tawny pressings of the Audalusiau  clusters became known in lore as Sancta  Trinidad, or the holy trinity. In Franco  two superior vintages were born under  the parentage of the church, and even at  the present clay bear testimony in their  names of white and red Hermitage to  their origin. From that wonderful .race,  the Saracens, the niodheval church learned  the art of distilling it to all Kurope. in  the emerald vales of Ireland they produced the potheen: in the green glens of  Scotland, the usquebaugh; in the sunny  vinyards of Franco, the eau de vie; in the  sterile plains of Russia, the vodka; in (he  frozen north of Sweden and .Norway, the  kornbrnntvin.  "Nor was this enough! The Christian  workers ransacked the far east for its daintiest perfumes, the west for its sweetest  flavors. They extracted aroma from the  peach and pear, the incense from the lemon  and orange, the bloom of the almond and  the flavor of fhe cherry. They robbed the  cinnamon tree of its bark and the nutmeg  of its kernel. Then with these they made  delightful liquors which have glorified  our tables for generations, and shall endure to the end of all time. The modest  monks of L-i Trappe produced their  inastei'pieci! in ( rappisl inc. the poor (.'ar-  thusion friars flashed upon the world  glorious green and gold chartreuse, and  lhe princely order of St. Benedict, in the  grand old abbey of Fecamp, invented  benodictiue, the finest drink that ever  moistened mortal lips.  "But why continue? Does it strengthen  the argument to add that a Creole monk'  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  AltK COXVKNII.NT AXD  COMFOUTAIJU*.  THE TABLE  IS  Till-:   HKST   liV  TIIK  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  IS .SUPI-UKI) WITH TIIK  HKST HlfAXDS OK ALL  KINDS OF WINKS.' UQUOIfS. ANI1 CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  HOTEL  K.\-|cii~ivc; iiiipi'ovi'ini'iit-i iidw ciiin|ili'ti!il iniiko  tlie above lintel dim- nf llie Ix-.-l in [lie city ImLli  fur li'Jin.-ienl Kiiesls mnl il.iy tiniti-ilc-rs.  FINEST  WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  otel Slocan  KASLO.  IN  The (inly llivl-clii^s linlel  the iiiiiiiiiKi'iiient  nf the  endeavor im make  Tin;   hut el   is  the  lv*is|ft. Miiyi'Ttli, IS'll.  n Kiisln. is iiiiiv niuli.'-'  nulei-si^iieil.   who  will  It the Im.\-i. of any in ICootciuiy.  Ii(.'iiil(|liui'lei>   uf  IniliiiiLC   men.  JOHN F. GILL.  tanley House  BAR.  Ciinier Stanley ntnl Silii-n streets. N'e!-im. We are now  niiiliiiiK the sinnley liniise liar, iiml will he -,-linl lo liuvi-  (iu,r frienils ami aeipiaintaiiees jiivi- lis a eall.  IIAU'SO.V .-v*  riiAMMil'K.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  i of tin-best hotels In Toad Mountain ilislriet.  i.s Ihu h(.'iL(li|iiartnrs fur |i|-osiiee.t(jr.s and  working  miners.  uid  MALONE    &   TREGILLUS,   Props.  ���___!  h-  i_J-iu���/_n_'F& ���    .-������"��� THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY,  JUNE  i),  1894.  IU  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  J. C. Pitts returned to Three Forks  on  Thursday, instead of {_oi"K cast to spend a nmnllior  two before Liking up permanent residonee at Three  Forks, ho will sond for his family and live ill Nelson for  awhile.  One of the locViI preachers took occasion,  on Sunday last, to refer in no complimentary terms lo  Clio bovs who prefer playing liasu hall u>attending church  on Sundav. Hoys will bo liny*, and lhe average one looks  on churcfi attendance as a punishment, not u pleasure.  There is no likelihood of Dominion clay  being celebrated at Nelson or any other Lown in southern  Koot'.'iiay. The high water lias dampened our patriotism, somewhat.  The men who worked on the L-ii'do-  IHincan trail last.I une, and whose accuinils were refused  settlement by .Mr. KH/stublis, are being paid in full by  Mr. tJoejiel. "  ���'Billy" rei-flue left  Xelson  on   Friday  for Kettle Kiver, iiiLending to bring haek a hunch of heel'  eattlo. He fooled it to Waneta, going thence to Trail by  rowboat: He intended taking tho old Dewdney trail  over the mountains to Kettle river.  .Postmaster Gilker and assistant postmaster Kudd now say " Hollo!" through a 'phono in the  postofiice.  The N'elson  Sawmill  Company expects  to have its portable m 11, al tho forks of the Toad mountain wagon road, out ting timber within two weeks.  "Charley" Olson of Ainsworth i.s one of  thoold-timei-s'oii Kootenay lake. His first, miner's license  is datod August loth, 1SSI, and it was issued by J. 0.  llvkerl, Jr.. who was then where he is now, at Lho international boundary line ou ICooienny river. iMr. Olson  has lived in the country continuously since that Lime.  The t'npfboat used by C'onelle Brothers  in towing logs Lo Lheir sawmiil al Nakusp was burned  ono day Lhis week.  The tug Ivaslo has  been repaired and is  now Lied up al Nelson.  "J3ob" Yuill left Xelson on Thursday to  do assessment work on two elniins on whicli be has an interest on the south fork of Kaslo river.  Mrs. Gray, who "was seriously  injured  by a falling tree at iiiiuhanan's old sawmill, is receiving  medical treatment at the hospital at Nelson.  The "Gluepot," a favorably known resort, on Vernon streeL, is again in eharge of its owner,  who is one of tho pioneers of southern lvootenay.  Bogustown wharf is now. safely anchored at the government wharf at N'elson.  Silverton  has   been  made  a postoffice.  William Hunter is the postmaster.  The government wharf at New- Denver  went afloat during the storm on Sunday; but was recovered and towed ashore by men whose property interests are centered four blocks to the north of where the  wharf was first locaLod.  On   Sunday    afternoon    a   number  of  shacks and log cabins on the outskirlsof Three Forks  wore burned. For a time il. was feared Lhat the business  portion of tho town would go.  A mud slide at Watson on Monday gave  the people of thathamlot a preLly bad scare. No damage  done.  Born, at Nelson, on Thursday morning,  to the wife of Duncan A. McDonald of Ivaslo, a daughter.  J_.  H.  Tomlinson,   who was connected  with the management of Lhe L-*iIot Hay smeller, after  spending tlie winter and spring in Florida, is in Unite,  Montana.  C.  Coy was brought down from Kaslo  on Thursday, charged with contempt of court. Ho expects to remain with us for about thirty days.  Eight tons of ore shipped from the 0. K.  mine at Trail to the Taeoma smelter gave a return of  5175 in gold per ton.  Petitions have been sent to the post-  mastor-general at Ottawa for the opening of postollicos  at Kiro Valley and Trout creek.  Final court of revision will be held at  Nelson on Monday, the llth instant. Kvery voter in the  riding should sec that his name is on the register and  kept there.  Chief engineer Roberts of the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard arrived in Nelson today. He states that  very little damage has been done the roadbed from here  to where it first touches tho Columbia river, but from  that point to Northport the track follows closely to the  river and is in bad shape. The bridge over the east fork  of Cottonwood Smith creek is tho most serious difliculty  they will have to contend with on this end of the road.  miles, was made in 3(5 minutes, or at the  rate of 70 iniles tin hour. The run from  Kingsville to Dock .Junction, AA miles,  was made in 2S minutes, or at the rate of  70.7 miles an hour, the fastest time ever  made on this division of the roucL The  locomotive pulling the train was No. 188,  one of the Brooks Locomotive Works 10-  wheel passenger engines. This run would  seem to disprove the statement made by  some railway experts that, only an 8-  wlieel typooi" locomotive was adapted I'or  high speed. Lehigh Valley engine (wo,  lately rebuilt, was tried between Buffalo  and Batavia, New York,and ran a mile in  the face of a strong wind at the rate of  S2i miles per hour. It is expected this  engine will be able to average 70 iniles an  hour drawing a heavy passenger train.  OLD   BILL.  Not Booming, but Improving.  While there is no evidence of a building  boom at Nelson, there are'many evidences  that the residences of the town believe in  the town's future, for if they  did not so  believe they would not spend  money in  making their homes appear'-pretty and  permanent.    D. C. iVIcMorris's new cottage  at the southeast corner of Stanley and  Latimer streets is neariugcompletion and  it will be one of the handsomest in Nelson.  McDonald 6c M-Arthur are the contractors.    On the northwest corner of the same  streets,  J.  Fred Hume has added to the  Brown cottage and made it a home-like  structure.    A. W.  Moore did  the  work.  The two-story building   erected   by   Ed  Corning, 'at .the.'corner of   Stanley and  Carbonate   streets,   lias been   purchased  from  G.  O.  Buchanan by captain Troup,  -.who will make it one of the handsomest  residences in the town.    A.  YV. Moore i.s  doing the work.    A neat cottage on Observatory street  i.s   Hearing completion.  Mr. Crosdails has lumber on  the ground  for a residence that he intends erecting  on Observatory street,    Mr. Clements has  completed an addition to his residence on  Victoria street.    Mr.  Bealey's  two-story  office  building on   West Baker street is  roofed, and the  plasterers are at  work.  Every  unpainted   residence   in   town   i.s  being made to look  pleasing  to the eye  with'paint.    Nelson  is  not booming, but  it is improving.  He -was Lost in Thought.  A well-known minister in Louisville,  Kentucky, succeeded in so shocking hi.s  congregation a few nightsago that several  of the ladies fainted outright, while two  or three had to be carried bodily from the  church and resuscitated in the fresh air.  The preacher was expatiating upon the  merits or demerits of Solomon, as the case  may have; been, when he came to the place  where Solomon began taking unto himself his eight hundred wives. "Solomon,"  said the holy man, lifting his hands above  his head and gazing sorrowfully at the  roof of the church. "Solomon was, my  dear .friends���Solomon was���he was a  regular Billy Breckinridge sort of a man."  t'J us there he paused. There was an awed  hush, followed by a smothered groan that  came from the center of the church. The  preacher tried to correct himself, but it  was too late, and his apology was almost  as bad as the original remark. J lis sermon closed almost immediately.  Seventy Miles an Hour.  The special train bearing the Vander-  bilt inspection party on tlie Lake Shore  recently made some fast time between  Cleveland and Buffalo. The run from  Cleveland to I���rie, n distance of 05A miles,  was made in !)���") minutes, including a four  minute stop at Ashtc-i.bula for water, making the total running time for the '.)') mi Ies  01 minutes. I'Voni Col lin wood yards an  80 mile run was made in 82 minutes, including another four minute stop. From  Collin wood to Saybrook, a distance of 12  He never was much of a beauty,  He was scraggy, and raw-boned and tall,  Hut his faithful a ten tiou lo duly  l-'ndoarod lhe old horse lo us all.  Twenty years had he served us with vigor,  Till l*iis youth and activity passed;  ���Then we daily relaxed duty's vigor���  And decided lo sell liim al last!  Yes, we bade him good-bye and we sold him  To a huckslor who fancied his ways.  Who promised with kindness lo hold him  In ease till the end of his days!  One day, as ho wended at leisure  .Along, with bis cart-load of truck,  The alarm by ollieer Krazier  Ala neighboring corner was struck.  SLock still stood lhe veteran charger.  And strained he his eyeballs half-blind;  Ho seemed to swell out and grow larger  As old memories surged in his mind.  He stood till once more il sounded,  Ono, two, three, four, live hasty peals.  Then away like a rocket ho bounded,  Willi the cart elaiteriiig hard at his hoels.  A way (lew potatoes and onions,  In vain did the huckster cry -whoa!"  Whore duty called loudest for action  Old lJill was determined Lo go.  Straight, up to the lirst plug he came to  He made, did Old Hill, bless his heart!  And backed, without sign of assistance,  To ils nozzle the old empty cart!  Then we gave liiin three cheers, and we kissed him,  Aud then and there roundly wo swore  That back to the service I hat missed him  JIo should go, and should quit it no more!  So wo bought him straight back from his master,  And he draws number ninety-eight still,  Wis wouldn't take thousands of dollars  Tod.y for our faithful Old liill.  Has it Sized, up About Bight.  The London Times, in a leading article  on the depletion of gold in the United  States treasury, says: "The symptoms  a re curiously like those of last year. We  need uot apprehend such a crisis, however, because business prices in the United  States are already so low that they cannot  be much lower. The drain of gold is a  reminder that the United States, in spite  of its vast potential resources, it is a relatively poor country, dependent on floating capital ou the older European countries. The United States is in the position  of a pushing manufacturer, with a business continually developing. The money  is borrowed from his bankers. Those who  finance him find it prudent to keep a  watchful eye on any decline in his prosperity, and still more on any signs of his  entering upon rash courses. The secret  of the continued paralysis is the uncertainty regarding the future of silver and  the 'tariff. It is certain that the worst act  that congress is capable of passing-���and  it has considerable capacity in that direction���could not harm American industry  so much as this continued state of uncertainty. Tho descent of the United States  from'its high position of a few years ago  in commerce and finance shows how sensitive a plant is .commercial prosperity.  -Not Bad.  A southern clergyman having a "roving  commission" and whose great forte was in  addressing  children   at   Sunday   schools  commenced  his remarks iu Brooklyn by  stating that on his way northward he had  on previous Sundays addressed children  at Baltimore.    Then he went to Philadelphia,   thence   to   New   York,  and   from  Brooklyn he should go to Boston.    After  giving his  hearers most excellent advice  as to how they were to couduct themselves in this world in order to obtain an  entrance into heaven, he added:    "But if  ��� but if, my dear little boys and my dear  little girls, you neglect the opportunities  you  have  you  will   go   to   hell."   Then,  wishing to ascertain   how attentive, his  audience had  been, he tested their memories    with    the     following     questions:  "Where did I say I first commenced  addressing   Sunday   school   children?"     A  dozen voices  answered,   "In   Baltimore."  "Where did   I  go next?"    "To Philadelphia,"   was  the  response.    "And   then?"  "To New York."    "And where did 1 say I  was going from  Brooklyn?"    "To  hell!"  was  the  unexpected  and  unsatisfactory  answer and anything but complimentary  to the modern Athens.  mine  r'J"  The Poor Jew.  isaacsteiu :    "I sells you clot coat,  front, for cC2 10s.    You take  him along  Customer: "I thought you didn't do business on Saturday, Isn't this your Sunday, Isaac-stein?" Isaac-stein (in low reverent tone*-): "Mine front, to sell you dot  coat for $2 10s. was not peesness; dot was  shanty."   An Eye to Business.  .Mother: "What are all these senseless  trinkets for?" Pretty daughter: "They  are for the grab-bag at the church fair."  "iMercy! There is not one thing that any  human being could want." "Yes, isn't it  fortunate? Everybody who draws a prize  will put it back in the bag."  Had. a Return Ticket.  First youngster: "I've got a new baby  brother, what come from heaven last  night." Second youngster: "That's  uotliin'. My little baby brother went to  heaven yesterday." First youngster (reflectively): "1'etu, I bet it's the same kid."  Sounds a Little Fishy.  One of the most improbable tales in  the Bible is the one wherein Samson is  accused of catching fixe thousand foxes  and tying their tails together with firebrands to burn uj) his neighbor's barley.  The undersigned, owners of the  townsite of Four Mile City, now called  Silverton, have made arrangements  for the completion of the survey of  the townsite, in order that a map of  the same can be filed for registration  in the land registry office at Victoria.  As soon as the survey is completed,  deeds will be given to all lot purchasers on their making final payments.    ���: J.  FRED HUME,  WILLIAM HUNTER.  Nelson, B.C., May 23rd, 1894.  Colville, Washington, and Nelson, B. C.  Wholesale dealers in Hay, Grain, Poultry, Butter, Eggs, and all kinds  of Farm Produce.    Special rates to parties buying in Carload Lots.  Address all orders to Nelson, B. C.  Price lists will be furnished on application   BHBLICH, Manager  Nelson office and warehouse, Baker  street, between Bigelow & Co's and  Nelson hotel   W. A. JOWETT  (Notary  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson,  B.C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  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. .  '{iii-(H'S-Nting:  The Confederation Life Association. The Phojnix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Huilding &; Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED   AND   REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots in government townsites of Now Denver anil Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and oilices to rent at Xelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Cohmiliiii river near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS    IN    ADDITION    "A  to sell on easy terms.  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  W.F.TEETZE  AND  Groceries Hardware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes,  Stoves and Tinware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors and  a Complete Line of Builders' Material and Miners' Supplies,  Sewing Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  Legal Forms, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  School Supplies  a Specialty.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  A large and complete slock of the leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  2sr_EJ"W"  3D_B_N"AT_E3_R  EEYBLSTOKE  __*__sro    ITAKUSP  A large and complete stock of  WALL PAPER  Now is the time to order your Spring Suit.  J. SOUIBE  GROCERIES, HARDWARE,  Supplies . and .General  erchandise  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings.  Prices to Suit the Times.  Ielson Fancy Store.  All kinds of Fancy Goods,  Notions, Ladies' Underclothing, Children's Clothing, etc.  Snag-proof Gum Boots; Lumbermen's Rubbers and Overshoes;  Hand-made Calfskin Boots; Grain and Kip Bluchers; Canvas and  Tan Ox-goods'; Congress Imitation Lace and Lace Boots "in Kangaroo and Cordovan.   A long line in the latest styles.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  A~SEC0ND RAILWAY IN  Baker St., next door Nelson Shoe Store.  Don't be Alarmed I  if the railways are washed out. We liuve n large  stock of Hiiltc-r, liiiuiin. Canned Meals, Salt Fish,  Dried I-'ruils, Klour, Hums, Lard, Milk, Sugar,  .Ale, Beer, Cider, and Stoul. Also lhe llnest brands  of Imported mill Native lai|iiors, Wines, Cigars,  'I'oljaeeo, ole.  THE HUDS0NS' BAY CO.,  Baker Street, Nelson.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  REBATE   ALLOWED   EO-E.   GOOD   BTTILDI-XTGi-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  _5__?_?X_*3T   EOIR.    PEICES,  TO  _vn_^__?S- ETC,  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  AGKNTS KOIt: Jos. Suhlll./., Milwaukee, U.S.A.; Kort  (iai-ry Flour Mills, Winnipeg; Hiram Walker & Sons,  Walkerville.  FO-TSALE   .Second-hand Cash Itcglstcr  Toclzcl 8c Co., Nelson.  for sale.   Apply lo W. !���'  Hotelkeepers and housekeepers needing anything in the line of tableware  should call on or send to JACOB DOVER, JEWELER, Nelson, for prices.  He sells Rogers Brothers' knives, forks, and spoons at $8 per dozen;  castors, $4.50 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Full lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Bloek9 Corner of Baker and  Josephine Streets.  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