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 ;\*#    MAR  'S'']&__    ';i:1>'/  Nvfy?  - "   "fifch'Jl  I     Provincial I.ibrnvy  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.  SECOND  YEAR.- NO.  I :>.  KELSON,   B.RLTI.SH   COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, MARCH. 3,   1894.  'l9.Hi*, hii^'  RAILROADS  Already Completed or Under .Construction arid  Steamboat   Lines-in   Operation   Make   the   *  Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.  ,  ONE  DOLLAR A YEAR.  ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS'  WORTH   OF   PROPERTY   DESTROYED BY  FIRE IN THE   CITY   OF KASLO.  More Than One-Half the Business Housoh of  the Town Wiped Out by a Fire Started in  the Basement of a Hotel-���A List ot tho  Losses���Nearly AU Those Burned Out  Will   Resume   Business.  If tlie engineer who platted this town  ol Ivaslo could have forseon tlie devastation caused by the lire (���link broke out last:  Sunday morning, he would never have  attached his name ton map that showed  blocks (i()() feet long separated by (iO-foot.  streets. Had Kaslo's streets been a hundred ieet wide and its blocks AGO I'eol;  long, many of the men who lost their all  by Sunday's lire would not today be feeling as if the fates were against them.  Front sl reet in Kaslo, is but sixty feet  wide, ami the block between Third and  Fourth streets is 000 feet long. On both  sides of the street were almost solid rows  or ranges of one, two, and three-story  frame buildings, all as combustible as dry  lumber stood on end could be. Few of tlie  buildings were plastered and only one tin-  roofed. When the lire oiic-e got under  headway it could only be .stopped by the  blowing up or tearing down of buildings,  and this' wa.s either objected to or was  not commenced until too late to be  effective.  The (ire broke out in the basement of  the building known a.s the Noble Five  hotel, a barn-like structure that stood on  tlie north side of the street, about midway between Third and Fourth streets.  By the time the alarm was given, at I :u()  a. in., (lames were leaping through the  rear doors and windows clear to the roof.  The iiremen were on the ground promptly,  but they could do little more than act individually in saving the effects of the occupants of buildings adjoining the one on  fire. Within fifteen minutes the cornice  of the three-story "Baldwin hotel building  across the street was aflame, and then the  ��� people   began   to   realize   the  situation.  * J_veryeffortwas-nia.de to remove stocks  of goods, fixtures and personal effects,  and it must be said that the willingness,  to lend a helping baud was general. Several attempts were made to blowup burning buildings with dynamite, but the only  effort that was a success and which resulted'in saving other property, was the  one made on the Byers Hardware Company's store. When that building- was  beyond saving lot) pounds of dynamite  ���was-placed under it and -'fired, and when  the air was cleared of (lying debris, all  that remained of the -"best-appointed  store'in Kaslo was kindling wood. The  blowing up of the Byers building saved  the row of buildings -opposite from the  Leland hotel to the corner of Third street.  The loss will approximate $100,000, as  the amount of insurance was small.  No lives were lost, and only two men received injuries, although several took  great chauces in their attempts to save  the Leland hotel. The following is a  fairly accurate list of the losses and the  insurance:  XOI'TII  Sim*  <>'������ STHKKT.  Value  I'itlace hotel, JVInhonev & Luinlbcrg���  I-iiililing- ���*. (i,lll)0  -FurniLtii-u, .stock, and lixtui-s, saved in  damaged condition.  . Victoria Hotel, 1). IJ. Kane���  ittiilrtiiiK   'Furniture, stock, and fixtures, valued at  ��1,200, belonged lo T. Trenory & Co., wlio  had no insurance.  Oflice huilding, I). I'. Kane-  Building   Occupied hy Di*. lingers, who lost efl'ecls  viilued ul S_(J(I, on wnich there was no insurance.  Gold liar restaurant, .1. M. JJurko estate-  Building   The restaurant was run hy Nicholson &  Koi-liii. whose loss is $.'. HI.  Montana hotel huilding, A. \V. Wright���  Huilding   A. W. Wright had goods to the value of  S*!(KX) stored in the basement, on which  there was no insurance.   The lirst and  second floors were occupied by Ileal lie St  ���Saunders   as a  saloon   and   furnished  rooms.   Their loss will foot up $700.  Oflice building, John McDonald������  Huilding   The occupants were a shoemaker aud a  barber, who both sutlered small losses.  The Chicago saloon, II. K. Morebeck���  Huilding   Occupied hy S. Adler, whose loss i.s about,  ��12i)0 on stock and fixtures.  Noble Five hotel, l_inge & Freeman ���  Huilding   Occupied by the Hon Ton restaurant and  Club saloon.   l.ange & Freeman ran the  restaurant, and tlieir loss is estimated at  SHOO.   Carson & Mack ran the saloon and  they lose Slaw.  Dardanelles hotel, Goldstein & Flaherity-  Huilding     Furniture, fixtures, and stock   Oflice building, Henley & Ii.iuliurri.soii ���  Huilding   Occupied '>.' W, I'. Robinson, whose loss  is merely nominal.  Buchanan Hlock, Buchanan & Dawes���  Huilding   ��� Great Northern hotel. Mrs. Hannah Kwiii ���  Huilding      The hotel was run hy William Itoberls.  whose loss on  furniture,  fixtures,   and  stock will aggregate St'il Ml.  .Stone building. O. T. Stone--  Building   The building was occupied by (I. T. Stone  and .lohn Keen as oilices, and (he Inl tor's  '    loss is estimated at SHOO.  Jinlfour Trading Company':* building.  .1.  Alinoiir���  Building  The loss on goods will aggregate i'A.ttnO;  no insurance.  '���Oflice building, l.cndruiu and Byers-  Building ...  Occupied   by Miss  Hell   as a millinery  store and Iiy the collector of customs.  Myers Hardware Conipany building ���  Huilding     Slock   : l.o'io  .ai.ooo  * _,(KK)  (1,1)00  s :i.ooo  $ i.mx)  .'too  l.O(K)  None  Ximu  I..VX)      None  -'.(HKI      None  ���_,.V)()  l.;")00  1,100  1,000      None  SOC'I'll  sllii: ()!������ STItKKT.  Grand (lentnil hotel, A. Sc .1. Fletcher���  Huilding   Furniture, fixtures, and slock saved, although damaged.  Ollice building, Andrew .lardlne---  Huilding   Meal Marknl, huilding, Wilson & Perdue--  Huilding   Slock iml.daiiuigcd except hy loss In removal.    Klnnce s barber simp was in this  building.  Slalbcrg building  Huilding   Occupied hy S. .1. Ilender.-on as a clothing .-lore, whose loss will fool  up SI7S0:  no insurance.  Store huilding. A. Carney���  Huilding '.   Occupied by Cress & llarrop ns a cigar  and fruit store, whose loss was SSHI.  Store building, T. .1. I.endriiin -���  Huilding   Occupied by Slocan Drug Store and Wil-  Hiiuistju  \*  .M<:l,ui>d's cigar store.    The  fanner's loss is est (muled  nt Sl'iitl iiml  the In Iter's ii |, ��.�����)(); neit her insured.  II. (!i"gcrich's store  Huilding     The lo-s (in stuck is estimated at $'A'M), on  which  there   wa.s   insurance,   hut.   how  much could not be ascertained.  Haldwin hotel, I). McMillan ���  Huilding . v   The huilding was occupied by Thompson  it Marlin'ssaloon. Mrs. Gunn'sfurnished  rooms, and the Home restaurant, whose  aggregate loss is Sl 100; no insurance.  Cusur d'Alone hotel, John F. Ward���  Huilding   Furnillire, fixtures, and stock   Hank building, J. M. Hurko estate���  Huilding   Occupied by  .1.   L.   Kclallaok and   lhe  Washington   Mining  Conipany,   whose  losses were conlined to fixtures and personal elleets.  Store building, F. A. Woods���  Huilding    :   Store building, J. G. I'eppard-  ���   Building      Iceland hotel, Devlin & McKay���  The building was damaged to the extent  of sfflOO.  The Kane building. D. P. Kane���  This building was occupied by Burns,  Melnne.s .t Co. as a meat  urirkcl.   The  damage to the building and loss to the  occupants will not exceed $-00.  Green Brothers store���  The loss is principally conlined to the removal of goodsand will not exceed "jUnOl'.  11'. A. Pot t or s grocery Hi ore���  The loss is conlined  to the removal of  goods, and is estimated at, $-')(>.  J. W. Liver's drug store--  Damaged to the amount of S500 hy the  removal of goods.  J. B. Wilson's store-  Damaged by loss in removal of goods to  the extent of Sl.ioO: covered hy insurance.  Archie Fletcher's dwelling���  Damaged   hy being  lorn  down and  removal of furniture.  UKS17.M1.V11     BL'SINKSS.  Within forty-eight hours fully half  those 'burned out had secured quarters  in which to resume business, and within  a week all, with -.few-'exceptions,-will-be  doing business again. So far, only H.  Giegerich and Goldstein and Flaherity  have commenced' to rebuild: the former  on the site of his old store, and the latter  on ti lot near Garland's dry goods store.  There was no actual suffering from lack  of either food or abiding- places, as the  residence   portion  af   the  town   was un-  'A.ftOO  ���.',000  1.500  1.000  1,001)  None  ft" ft  !I00  None  None  AGITATION   HAS   BORN   GOOD   FRUIT.  A Wagon Road, a Wharf, and. a Money-Order  Postofiice for the Benefit of New Denver.  Agitation in New Denver has as usual  borne good fruit. Tlie petition for a  money-order office has resulted in a recommendation from Victoria to Ottawa  that such an office should be established  here. The following replies have been received from the government and land department with regard to the wharf and  the condition of the wagon road between  New Denver and Three Forks:  I).  B.  Boci.i-:, Ks(* , New Denver.  B. C���Dear Sir:   I  have your two letters of the 10th instant, enclosing  peli-  I ion and  resolutions in regard to the  proposed wliarf at  New Denver and certain road repairs whicli are rcn,uircd |  between New  Denver and Three Forks.    I am alout lo j  see  the chief  commissioner   upon   this   subject, and   I '  think you may rest assured that the matters to which i  you   allude   will   receive   timely   attention.    In   fact   I j  know that instructions  were given  to the government i  agent, captain FilHsf.ibbs, before he left here in relation  ���  particularlv to the wagon road.    Yours truly,  TIM-'JDOI-K DAVfK.     I  Victoria. February 151 h, ISill.  I). B. Boci.i*. I'7a<.., New Denver. B. C.���Dear Sir: I  have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter  of the 10t.li instant, enclosing a petition requesting that,  lhe money appropriated for the construction of a wharf  at New Denver be expended for that purpose. In reply,  I beg to say that captain Fitzstubbs has been instructed  to proceed at once with the erection of the wharf referred to.    I have tlie honor, etc., \V.  S. GOItK,  Deputy Commissioner of I_inds and Works.  Victoria, February lU_.li. 1891.  The anniversary of George Washington's birthday was the occatiou for a  tremendous celebration in New Denver.  An amateur minstrel show followed by a  ball, given for the benefit of the fire department, brought a crowd from Three  Fori.:-, and from start to finish things  were lively. The show was one of the  most creditable yet given in New Denver,  und tlie hall was crowded. The real entertainment of the evening however, was  a. scrap, which took place after the belli  was over. It lasted about half an hour,  did no one any serious harm, ended in  peace and good will, and brought out the  lighting qualities of two or three citizens  who were never known to have been iu a.  scrap before.  New Denver has now a theatre comiquc  on tt small scale. The only thing wanted  is the stage performance; but that, after  till, is a mere detail in sucli theatres.  The Mountain Chief is no longer shipping ore. A few men have been paid oil",  the rest are busy on dead work. When  the lower tunnel i.s put through to the ore  chute, the Chief is ready to become a producer again, and"~on a ' larger "scale than  before.  KEMP   ON ��� EXPERTS.  Randall   H.    is   Dead   Down   on   the   Yellow-  Leg-ged Boys.  To thk I_i)iTon ok Tin*: Tmnuxi-::  Some  time since I noticed an article in a newspaper   published,   i   think,   in   Spokane,  organizing   a  mining engi-  the time the  good one, and  wherein   the   question   of  northwestern   institute   o.  neers  was  discussed.   At  idea struck me as being a  for the  benefit of   the  mining  industry  and possible investors such an association  should be formed and kept up.    1 doubt  if there is any business known that has  as many sharks and incompetents as adhere  to  the  mining industry like barnacles on an old hulk and pass under the  name of ���"mining experts."   The  profession of "'expert" in this line is tilled from  every  walk  antl  avocation  of  life.    We  see dishwashers,  hay pushers,  pumpkin  rollers, and wood choppers passing as "experts," when they scarcely know the difference between a foot-wall and windlass.  Since the decline in real estate speculation, the army of ���'exports" in mining sections has been gre.-i.tly augmented.   The  "agent" or "broker," who  was too impecunious to purchase a- blotting pad, pen  and paper, or hire an office, consequently  did  business ou the curb-stone, has blossomed out to be a full-fledged  "expert,"  his name is legion, and he will be found  all the necessary outfit.    He will use sleds  made out of the hides of hair seal for the  first season,'and if the plant pays he will  build a more permanent  tramway  next  year,    fie figures that he can handle  between  20U and   _(X) pounds of freight in  each skin sled.    He made an experiment  recently on the hillside back of Juneau  City, in the presence of Karl Koehler,  A.  A. Beattie, and others.     He raised up the  hillside for a distance of -00 feet upon the  snow, a skin sled carrying rocks weighing  105 pounds.   A sled containing soft snow  had sufficient gravity to haul the  loaded  sled up the hillside upon the snow  track.  Messrs.  Koehler and Beattie pronounced  the   experiment  a success.   Should   _tlr.  Peterson succeed in building a  tramway  from Sheep creek up the  mountain side,  he will.be the means of opening au  easy  route to the Yukon river, so that the difficulty of transportation will be lessened to  little   inconvenience   and   trouble.     The  travel to  the   Yukon  country  would  be  greatly augmented also, as the difficulty  in crossing the divide deters many  from  making the trip.  TREACHEROUS   COLUMBIA.  EXAGGEEATED BEPOBTS OF MINES  RESPONSIBLE  THE    LOW  IN      MANY  PRICE    OF  WAYS  SILVER.  FOR  It Has Always Been the Disposition of Miners  and Mining- Men, as Well as Newspaper  Correspondents, to Tell All They Know  About the Paying Claims of a District and  Say Nothing of the Many Total Failures.  touched,  thievin'  There       was       considerable  THE   VOTERS'   LIST.  Insurance.  None  'A.tmo      Non>!  ."}()()      None  (Jill)     None  'I.IKII)   S I,.-illll  fifld     None  ���-.(HH)      None  ...IXHl     None  New Names Coming in at an Average of Over  Fifty per Week.  Following are the names posted for registration at the court house, Nelson, for  week ending March 2nd, 1891:  Tre-iillns, Alfred, liotoll'eepcr. Nelson  Russell, Kdniund Clowes, gentleman. Nelson  Dorey, .lolin, farmer. Nelson  .Stewart. Alexander Ktmllay, carpenter,'Nelson  Flaliilt. Kdward, miner, Nelson  Merchant, Charley, miner. Nelson  Can way. l-'rederiek .lames, .salesman, Nakusp  I'lainzi, .lose, laborer. Nakusp  I'roper, .lames, logger, Nakusp  Mauir, .John, laborer, Nakusp1  McDonald, John II, blacksmith, Nakusp  Ilaig, Andrew, miner. Nakusp  Coroin, Charle< Al, lineman, Nakusp  Maig, .lames, contractor. Nakusp  Parks. .John Vincent,  ���A.fttm  H.OOll  None  None  IftO     None  If.DlKl  ���i.ftOO  l.jillll  ���i.WK)  None  I.IKII)  hotelkeeper, Nakusp  Cotton. Y (! Stapletou. hotelkeeper, Kevelstoke  Hillyer, Charles, builder. Nelson  ltoss. Louis, laborer. Nakusp  llordau. Oliver, slioemaker. Trail  Caseoete, Dorig, shoemaker. Trail  Saunders, William E, roadmaster. Trail  Ilartle. Charles, miner. Trail  Sopton, .lorry, laborer. Trail  Bloomnuist, A. laborer. Trail  L-jliby, .lo.-iuph, cook, Trail  Mcl-innon, John Joseph, contractor. Waneta  Spencer, James Siuilli, miner, Nelson  Hall, Abraham, bricklayer. Nelson  I'lilliinl, William H. cutter. Nelson  ICirkpatrick. Kdward. miner. Nelson  Irving, William, cabinetmaker, New Denver  Ash, John Itawl, carpenter. New Denver  Cooper. Kobert. miner. New Denver  Kerr, Kobert Bird, barrister. New Denver  Hair, Thomas, miner. New Denver  Kincaird. A E. rancher. Thompson's Landing  .Murnncy, Andrew, section foreman. Allien Canyon  Stanbi'r, John, miner, .Siiniinil Lake  .McLullan. William Alfred, miner. Ainsworth  Spratl. .lolin. miner. Ainsworlh  .Sandilnnds,   Kvclyn   Montague,  provincial   constable,  ���Muswortli  Alcliae, John, miner, Ainsworlh  Marshall. Thomas K. rancher. Nelson  Couch, William, rancher, Kootenay Kiver  Donovan. Timothy, carpenter, Koolenay Kiver  .Smith, William, miner. Nelson  Howard, John, watchman. Nelson  Cameron, John A, contractor, Ivaslo  Wilson, Samuel John, miner, Kaslo  Collison, John, miner. Three Forks  Mcl'hail, Daidel 1), merchant. Kaslo  Dumont, Joseph, laborer. Three Forks  Houston, William, miner, Kaslo  Moore. David Wilson, bookkeeper. Kaslo  liell, James Kdward. dairyman. Kaslo  Finger. William Alexander, contractor, Watson  Ifonson, Kobert Forrest, bridge builder New Denver  Kdwards, Frank, contractor, New Denver  Huehaniin, James, carpenter, New Denver  Murray, Walter, bridge carpenter, New Denver  Anderson, John, blacksmith, New Denver  Link, Alexander, bridge carpenter. New Denver  Latham, .fumes I', bridge carpenter. New Denver  Housed, James A, bridge carpenter, New Denver  Tumiessen. Kdward, bridge carpenter, New Denver  Wall, William If, carpenter. Kevelstoke  Davidson, Kdgar 11, teamster. New Denver  A good deal has been said about the  1200-pound chunk of ore sent from the  Washington mine to the Midwinter Fail-.  The Slocan Star can beat that all hollow.  The day before your correspondent visited the mine a cube of galena ore weighing  2500 pounds was detached by a shot iu the  upraise from the lower tunnel. It went  through the roof of the tunnel like a bullet on to the tramcar below. It was as  square cut as a building stone and clean  ore right through. It would be a pity if  so unique a specimen were broken up.  The Slocan Star's warehouse at Three  Forks i.s almost filled with ore. Shipping  .must.be,stopped or.more accommodations  provided.  . The ore shipments from the -Grady  mine.to Slocan lake are gcing on steadily;  over a hundred tons are now at the water's edge.  It is no uncommon thing for a.s many  as seven'-1-horse teams to come into i\ew  Denver with supplies iu a. single day.  Freighting from ivaslo is down to a cent  a pound.  Yesterday evening Press Woodruff gave  an entertainment here. It was fairly  well attended and the entertainer's-impersonations of Chinamen, .lews and  Swedes were well received.  ETHICS   IN   BOXING.  Was and is Practically Closed.  The Kevelstoke Stnrshould be nm/./.led,  as it is showing signs of becoming rabid.  It viciously attacked Tun Tmnr.vK for  slating that the route down the Columbia was practically closed, as it is. When  Tiik Tkiiscnk made the slatenient, the  st.cM.iner Arrow was icebound near Nakusp and ' mails had been thirty-one  days in transit between Kevelstoke and  Three Forks. That was over a month ago.  Last week a gentleman arrived at Kaslo  who wa.s fifteen days en route between  Calgary and Sew Denver, having been  foolish enough to take the Kevelstoke  Nakusp route.  Queensberry Rules Means a Fair, Square  Stand-Up Exhibition.  How many men who think of the  squared circle a.s a scene of pure and  simple brutality, and of the Queensberry  rules tis so much criminal literature, have  ever read thein? The first of those famous but little-read rules is in these words:  "To be a fair, stand-up boxing match, in  a 21-foot ring, or as near that size a.s practicable." "A fair, stand-up"contest, mark  you! The ring is to be large enough to  give each contestant plenty of room to  try every fair form of strategy���rushing,  slipping, getting away, stepping to tins-  side or that, delivering his gloved hand tis  best he can, and evading his opponent's  as rapidly as possible. In short, both men  are to have '"a fair field and no favor."  Is any man so dull or perverse as not to  see tiie wholesome moral teaching of this  rule "a fair, 'stand-up' boxing iiiatch?"  Why, that is the very best foundation-  stone on which to build a strong moral  character���-a recognition of the equal  right of the other man to as fair a chance  in the battle of life as yourself. No one  ever knew a mini who enjoyed boxing,  who could stand up and take a blow as  well a.s give one. and abide in perfect good  temper the result ol a set-to in which he  had no advantage over his antagonist, except such as his own powers gave him,  who was consciously and deliberately unjust, over-reaching, or cruel iu his daily  dealings with his fellow-meii. And iew  have ever known a man who was habitually grasping, mean, tricky  in his business treatment o  who was nol q like coiisincei  brutality of boxing.  aiming his views wherever he etui obtain  hearers, if he can afford a pair of eyeglasses and use jaw-breaking terms while  alluding to formation or minerals he is in  his glory. If the organization spoken of  ,��� was formed, each applicant for membership should be put through an examination and if found worthy be allowed to  become a. member; those incompetent  should be dismissed.  Such an institution, if properly managed, would, iu tt great measure, rid the  mining industry of the hord of sharks  and cheeky hangers-on which invade  every new camp and bring a legitimate  and profitable industry into disrepute.  The qualifications of a mining engineer  should be: first, a knowledge of geology  and minerals: second, he should be competent to test or assay his own samples,  so as to determine their-value; third, a  knowledge of engineering or 'surveying,  .jWhereby he. can'make a surface or underground survey and intelligently 'map the  .same: fourth, he should have practical  experience and-varied, the more practical  he is, the more thorough he will be and  the more useful to the profession. If statistics were gathered of the men who  have made the greatest success in mining,  it would be found that the practical men  far outnumber the theoretical.  Other branches of industry organize for  mutual advancement and protection, so  do the professions, then why not the mining engineers of the northwest? It would  not only be a benefit to those who have  learned nature's secrets regarding mineral  veins and put in many a long shift breaking rock underground, but it would be a  protection to the capitalist who invests  ���surplus cash in mines, thereby benefiting  many deserving people while developing  the resources of the west. The yellow-  Ieggeel "expert" would probably have to  seek 'employment elsewhere, but he could  go ; -ach. to the hay-field, the wood-pile, or  carrying the hod in a dining-room.  Marl the prospector or miner who first  ventured into the Slocan listened to the  '"expert," that rich section would be practically unknown today. The practical  man, in nearly every instance where he  followed the prospector, met with success,  and the showings in that famed section  now astonish the mining world.. The  prospector and miner have demonstrated  the value of the mines in a thorough manlier; the mining enginess will be useful  in planning concentrators, measuring ore  bodies,.aud making detailed 1 eports from  actual tests and measurements, but can  tiny one tell what use the "expert" can be  unless it is to rope in a sucker on it "wild  cat." K. II. Kk.mi'.  Three Men  Narrowly Escape  Drowning Near  Dead Man's Eddy.  Northport News, 22nd : "lidward ITaney,  Tom Kirkpatrick, and P. A. Derinody had  a narrow escape from drowning about 12  o'clock Saturday  night  iu the Columbia  river.    While making their way through  the swift  riffies   just above Dead Man's  eddy    a    pot-boil     suddenly    rose    up  and   upset   the   boat.    Mr.  ITaney,   who  wa.s   nearest   the   shore    and   iu    shallow    water,   jumped     from     the     boat,  taking   with   him   a   long   pole   he   was  using to keep the boat from the bank. .Mr.  Dermody clung to the boat and managed  to reach the pole llaney held out to him.  but Kirkpatrick, who was in the stern of  the boat, was thrown into the treacherous  waters of the Columbia.    By quick action  and great presence of mind Mr. Derniody  madeagrab for him and was fortunate in  securing a firm hold just a.s Tom was disappearing out of sight.    With one  hand  grasping   the   pole   and    the   other   the  drowning man's coat collar Derinody displayed a great amount of courage as it  was almost impossible for llaney to pull  both men ashore, but Derinody would not  let go his hold on Tom.    At times the current changes near the shore and to this fact  and ITaney's staying power .the two men  owe  their  lives, as all of a sudden   the  swift current, which   was endeavoring- to  take the. men  out to  the middle of the  stream changed, and by its aid they were  landed safe.   They were in the water but  a  few minutes, but  it seemed hours  to  them.   The night was very cold and their  clothing was frozen stiff ere they reached  an  empty, cabin which contained a fireplace, and, although half frozeu, managed  to'get a'fire started.--  "ITaney a-nd Derinody do not seem any  the worse for.tlieir-night's experience, but  Tom Kirkpatrick took sick and was unable to proceed any farther. He was to  be brought to Northport Monday, but  owing to his serious illness wa.s unable to  stand the journey and was therefore  taken,to Dr. Miller's house at the mouth  of Deep creek.  "Before leaving Northport Mr. Kirkpatrick d ropped remarks to several friends  that-he was positive something would  happen on this trip and that he did not  think he would reach Trail creek alive."  , and   unfair  other   men  of the utter  Hilarious.  .An  all-night  session of  legislature on   February  Erastus Wlman in Jail,  l-i-astus Wimaii, who has long been  well known iu Canada as an .advocate of  commercial rieiprocity with the t'nitcd  States, and at one time considered a millionaire, has been indicted by the grand  jury of New Vork for embezzlement.  The most important clause in the complaint reads: "Mr. Wimaii was a salaried man for Mr. Dun, with such powers as  only the contract gave him. with additional power to draw checks. The property of K. (��. Dun 6c Ct>. was not his property in any sense. The moneys of K. (J.  Dun -C Co. were not his money in any  sense, and the profits of K. (J. Dun A: Co.  not his profits, ami yet by various ,acts of  embezzlement, through misrepresentations, concealments and breaches of his  agreement, misuse of the powers with  wliich he wa.s en trusted, he succeeded during the years ISSN. IKS!), I SIX). |S!)|. antl IN<)_,  and up lo February, IS!).'{, in stealing from  Mr. Dun the enormous sum of $22<.),()I.S.<l().  This sum he owes Mr. Dun today. That  in view of his relation to tin; property of  Mi'. Dun. which Mr. Wiinan helped lo  manage under the name of K. <���'. Dun A;  ty of the crime of having  whole-or  the  greater   part  He Was Willing: to Pi_rht, Too.  Arising out of a recent stoppage in the  coal trade, a capital story-is worth-repeating concerning lord Derby and a collier.  Wandering on some land belonging to  carl Derby, the collier there chanced to  meet the owner of Knowsley face to face.  Ilis lordship inquired if the collier knew  he was walking on his land. "Thy land?  Well. I've got no land mysel'," was the re-  ply, "and I'm 'like' to walk on somebody's.  Wheor did tha' get it fro'?" "Oh,"'exclaimed his lordship, "1 got it from my  ancestors." "'An' wheel- did they get it  ���fro'?" queried the collier. "They go* it  from their ancestors," was the reply.  "An' wheerdid their ancestors getit fro'?"  "They fought foi- it." "Well, begad,"  said the collier, squaring up to the noble  earl, "I'll  I'eight thee for it!"  Provincial Prison Statistics.  lit the annual report of superintendent  of politic Ilussey to the legislature, he  slates that the total number of prisoners  dealt with during the year ending October .'{1st. I KM. in the foiir I'rovineial jails,  in Victoria, New Westminster, Nanaimo  and Ivamloops, was 110.1. Nnnaiino had  17!): Victoria, 21A; Sew Westminster. 210;  and Kamloops, 11.'5. The most serious offenses are thus enumerated: Murder. II:  attempted burglary. 1: arson, I; abduction mid rape, f: burglary, K; embezzlement. 2: forgery, (i: horse and cattlesteal-  ing. Ti: housebreaking, 10; larceny. 110  perjury. I: robbery, 0:  2: threatening and se.tl  highway robbe  itious language,  10.  Co.  em  of  , lie is guil  H'zzled the  lhis sum."  Short Out From Juneau to Yukon.  The Juneau. (Alaska) News of a recent  date eonl a ins the following: l'eter 1'el.er-  son, of Juneau, intends going ahead wilh  liis project of building a <led tramway up  the mountain divide from Sheep creek lo  transport the miners' supplies on their  way to the- Viikon. According to his  tatemeiifs, he will leave with the first  oni-ly I'or Dyea. having his wire cable and  Might Cause Disturbance There.  Some years ago an old deacon iu Pennsylvania was vi-vy .--elf-willed, and on two  or three occasions made endless trouble  in church. After some years Ihey got  started again, biitaiiot her row soon broke  out. At last the church clerk got ii]) and  said: "'Ui-ethci-ii and sisters, 1 wish deacon  Jones was in hell." The new pastor and  the member.-- were horrified.and t he pastor  said: "Urolher Smith, such a remark is  unkind   and   unchristian.    Why  do  vou  It i.s not generally conceded, nevertheless it is a fact, that the mining people of  the far west are, in a great measure responsible for the  blows that have been  administered to silver in the past 20years  for the purpose of knocking out that metal  as a money of the world and placing it as  a commodity to stand on  its own merits.  The real antagonism  to the  white metal  commenced when the groat Comstock lode  of Virginia City, Nevada, began   to  pour  forth such enormous quantities, virtually  flooding the markets of the world.    Those  manipulating   stocks   of    the   Comstock  mines boasted that the product would be  billions of ounces.    Naturally the financial world gave no credence  to such   reports, but finally the output of such mines  as the Con Virginia and California were  so   inimejise   that   the adherents  to the  single standard theory began   to  believe  the reports, and as they naturally thought  silver would  be   as   common as load  or  copper,  its  price should  depend  on   tlie  business   law   of   supply    and   demand.  Since  the days of the Comstock's  glory  there has scarcely  been  a silver district  discovered but what the report lias been  heralded to the world that it was the biggest thing ever yet struck.    r_xaggerated  reports sent out have  been accepted as  facts, and the result has been that silver  has had a continuous pressure against it  for   upwards   of   a   quarter   of   a    century.    Unfortunately   the  policy  of   the  silver   mining   element,   and   those   engaged   in   circulating   news    concerning  mines, have paid too  much  attention to  painting in rosy-lined tints the glories of  the   bonanza .showings   of   a   camp arid  keeping as secret as the grave about failures.    Should a capitalist ora'.-newspaper  writer visit a camp  where  they Jiad.no  acquaintance, they  only hear of the successful men or mines and nothing of those  whose   patience and  industry have  not  been rewarded.    By the time these bits of  false information tire brought to the attention of the gold   bugs,  it strengthens  their idea Unit the cost of producing sifI veil's   so   very   small   that   no   government  should hold   up its value   by declaring it  on any nitio with  gold.    It  was demonstrated during the recent debates on   the  silver question iu the   the American  congress, that the average cost of tlie production of one ounce of silver was $2.15.    No  .doubt   this   is about    correct, ..allowing  credit for wages, machinery, supplies, etc.  for all engaged in the  industry  whether  successful or not.    it is not the-purport'of  this article to show-that silver mining is  not profitable, there are fewer industries  more remunerative aud none more legitimate when  carried ou   in  tin  intelligent  niiinner tind on  business'principles,  yet  the powers that be, who  rules  the financial portion of the  universe, will have to  be taught that silver is not so plentiful as  they have been   led   to   believe, and   the  cost   of  extracting  iu  from   its  natural  veins sufficient to wjirrant it in taking its  place with gold on a fair ratio.   The brag  and boom spirit that has so long been a  prominent feature in mining camps must  give way to legitimate facts, then we will  all be surprised   how soon the   world will  learn the true status of affairs concerning  the   white   metal    whicli   has   been,   and  should always be the money of the masses.  Captain Gold Dead.  Sew Westminister Columbian: There  died at Skidegate. Queen Charlotte Islands, on January20th, the Ilydah Indian,  captain (Jold, widely known as the discoverer of gold - on these Islands. The  story dates back to the early lifties. to the  time when eastern civilization wrecked itself ou this western shore. Some of the  debris drifted northward along the Hrilish Columbia coast-, and then it was that  public attention was drawn t.o the auriferous rocks of these islands. But. even before this, traders, seeking furs, had exchanged a few blankets for the yellow  lumps with captain (Jold and his tribe, ou  the west coast of the islands. The  first discovery was, of course by accident. The subject of this sketch, accompanied by his wives, was carrying some  bark to his camp, when, slipping down a  .steep declivity, hit uncovered a yellow  surface of unusual appearance. He  called his wives, and clearing away the  dead leaves with tlieir hands, they  soon discovered the extent of the little  pocket. They tried to break off a piece  from the edge, bul instead of breaking  they found it pliable, and readilv rolling  tij) from the rock underneath. .Now that  they had discovered this queer stone, the  next thing was to discover il- use. Their  doctors, strangely enough, pronounced il  to be the elixir oi' life: so they pulverized  it and drank if in their water until some  of the people died. Then they decided  that they were mistaken. The doctors  having nothing more to say about it. t hey  next tried a big piece of it for a canoe  anchor. Then trailing schooners came,  11id the prospect of getting a iew blankets  set the whole village Io work gathering  all Ihey could find. This is the history  of the discovery recorded in the title  "('nptain (Jold.  'los-foii'Kooi^^^ '''""    X��"<!     ,',!Ht U<;t!,c "   K<-ntleinan arrived at Kaslo legislature on   February 2.,5rd, shows  thai the mountain divide from Sheep creek to j unkind   nnd   unchristian.    Why   do you and the prospect of getting a. few blankets  iisiinincif.     "                   "'"    ' who   was fifteen  days en  route between some of the members must have taken a transport the   miners' supplies on   their j use such expressions about a 'brother?" set the whole village Io work  gathering  biiililiii-,'. heiidriiin iiml H.vers- Calgary and   New   Denvev, having   been drop too   much.    The   leader of  the   Op- way   to   the    Vukon.    According   to   his     " Well, pastor." he replied, "I calculate if all  they could find.    This   is   the  history  Ipi.'/fl' by Mi's's'iti'ul 'lis ii'iiViii'iiic-ry l'"��    No"�� M'oolish  enough  to  take  the  Kevelstoke- position pronounced  the proceedings dis- .statements,   he will leave with   the  first    deacon Jones was in helliabotit six months of   the' discovery  recorded   in   the   title,  [iiiiifl by the collectm-of custom*.' I Naklisp route. disgraceful. nnrly I'or Dyea. ha ving his wire cable and     he would bust it up." "('nptain (Jold."  Ifjyffl  (���_��:  ���_- f**.  m  l-V-V THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY,' MARCH  M,  189-f,  ' PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE  is published  on Sat unlays, by John  Houston & Co., and will be mailed io subscribers  on payment of One Doi.lau a year.   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Conveyancer, Notary Public, Commissioner for Inking Allidavits  for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc. Oilices���  "Ward street,, between Raker and Vernon, NeNon, H. C.  ��lte f&vibxmv.  SATURDAY MORNING...  .MARCH 'A. lS'JI  SOUTH   KOOTENAY   CONVENTION.  The electors of the south riding of West lvootenay electoral district who favor nominating a candidate for member of the legislative assembly, at the next general election, arc requested lo elect delegates lo a nominating  con vention, to be held al Nelson, on Saturday, Aprill I-I.h,  18111, at 2 o'clock ip. m., the primary election for the election of delegates io be held on Saturday, March 21th, IS!H.  between the hours of 2 and 5 o'clock p. m. Citizens whose  names are on the voters' list alone lo be allowed to vote  for delegates. Representation in the convention to be as  follows:  Precinct or        Number of  voting place.       delegates.  Waneta   I  Toad Mountain   I  Nelson ft  Balfour   1  Pilot, Hay   1  Rykert's Cuslom House..  1.  Ainsworth    'A  Delegates-elect, if unable to attend the convention,  shall have the privilege of transferring Lheir credentials  to parties who can attend. Delegates' credentials must  bo signed by the Lwo judges and Lhe clerk of Lhe primary  election, lhe judges and clerk to bo chosen hy the voters  present at their respective polling places immediately  prior to Lhe hour of opening lhe polls. .Delegates must  be registered voters.  THE   WORLD   HEADS   THE   LIST.  Precinct or  Number of  voting place.  delegates.  Robson      1  Trail   2  Kaslo    7  "Watson     1  Three Forks   .  -  Of all  the newspapers iu  the iirovince  that    support    the    Davie   government  through thick and  thin, The Vancouver  World  certainly heads the  list  in  timeserving obedience.     A.s   difficult   a.s   the  actions of premier Davie are at times to  defend, he aud  his cabinet have a champion in  The World   that will   never fail  them.  With a facile pen, and a hand that  lias grown adept in applying whitewash,  the editor of that paper stands ready at  beck  and  call.    The government's every  action, no matter how trivial, whether a  a  collective body or as individual members, is dwelt  upon  at length and  pronounced  "statesmanlike and  scholarly. '  If the premier introduces a bill or moves  an adjournment, The World i.s sure to ap  pear with a column editorial pronouncing  it a "masterly effort."   'If provincial secretary Baker delivers   one of  his semi-  sessional speeches,  The  World,  in  duty  bound, declares it to  be-'"scholarly'and  brilliant," and follows up with  the "long  and honorable war career of the gallant  colonel."   If the speaker of the house renders a decision, it is cluiracteri/.ed as "exhibiting   wonderful    tact   and    ability."  What energy The World possesses that  is uot wasted in  besmearing the government with   whitewash'   is-exhausted   in  mud-throwing and  abuse of  the Opposition, party.    Their every act is criticized  and denounced tis a stab at the prosperity  and credit of our "fair province," and it  is only, The World would have us believe,  by     untiring    energy     and     wonderful  tact on the part of tlie government that  they are able to checkmate these "revolutionists and anarchists" in their villainous schemes.    It. makes  one side of the  house   "honorable   gentlemen''   and   the  other   "treacherous   anarchists."      in    a  recent discussion  in  the house in connection   with colonel  Baker and  his "Cran-  brook estates," The World wants the public to accept all his statements in reference  to the "deal" as facts, because, it argues,  "he is an honorable gentleman," and,  it  might be added, "witha long and honorable war record."    If at the next general  election the Davie government is defeated  'and the Opposition  returned  topower.it  i.s dollars to doughnuts that the editor of  The   World   will   bow  down  in  humble  .submission to the men he i.s now so busily  engaged in abusing.    "Forty years experience in journalism" has taught him one  thing,   and   he   lias   learned   that   well,  that is:    Always   pull with   the   government in power.  RAISING   FALSE   CRIES.  stories regarding the public meetings  held at' Kaslo that' they blush at their  own mendacity. Xow they are attempting to belittle the intelligence of the  people by raising the cry of "bossism"  and "clique rule." The people who favor  the convention plan of nominating a candidate for the legislature know no  '"bosses." if they did they would not  favor the convention: that they do not  belong to "cliques" i.s disproved by the  fact that what they do is done openly  and above board. The cry of "bossism"  and "clique-rule" is a false one, and will  collapse as utterly as will the candidature  of the man in whose interest it is raised.  The Mixer is very fearful that property  owners will have their rights trampled on  if The Hall Mines, Limited, i.s allowed to  expropriate land in order to secure a  right-of-way for the company's proposed  tramway and a site I'or its proposed reduction work's. The Hall .Mines, Limited,  'may be a soulless corporation, but it is no  more soulless than some of the men it will  have to deal with in order to get a right-  of-way to the water front below Nelson.  The legislature should not hesitate to give  the company the right it asks for, a.s the  laud over which the tramway will run is  not worth a dollar an acre, and no owner  of such laud should have it in his power  to throttle an enterprise that will benefit  not only Nelson, but the province. It is  all very well for The Miner, to state that  tho right-of-way can be had for the asking: but the company should place no de--  pendence in such statements, for if it does  it will surely find itself deluded.  In order to gain sympathy, the adherents of a faction iu Nelson are circulating the report that "'No I_nglish Need  Apply" placards are posted in business  houses in .Ivaslo. No such placards are  posted in Jvaslo or anywhere else in South  H'.ootenay, however much the faction  would like to see thein posted.  If The Miner's circulation was general  throughout South Kootenay, the nominee  of the convention would go in unopposed;  but as its circulation is limited, its abusive  twaddle will have little effect on the electorate, as it i.s not read by half a hundred  voters in the district outside of Nelson.  Tiik Miner likens itself unto a tiger;  but the people judge it by its bray and  likens it unto an ass.  not far wrong.  And the people are  SNAKES   IN   OUR   MIDST.  The few would-be politicians who oppose the South Kootenay Convention  have only one object in view, that is, divide the vote that cannot be controlled  in the interest of their candidate. In  order to attain that object they do not  hesitate to circulate reports that are  untrue. They reported that the people  of Sew Denver had declared against the  convention, when no such declaration  was ever made at any representative public meeting of the citizens of that place;  they stated that the people of Nelson  took no stock in the "bogus" convention,  yet they did not dare to call a public  meeting to make good their assertions,  but conlined their meetings to private  oilices to which only the "elect" were  admitted; they told so many conflicting  Small  Snakes   That  Have  Their   Runway   in  the   Human   Veins   and   Arteries.  While it lias long  been known  that a  man who follows strong drink may arrive  at a milestone where.the .way is beseiged  with all  sorts of serpents and   firey dragons, medicine and science are now able to  demonstrate that snakes live and mnve in  one's  being.    An important discovery in  this direction, only a few months old in  Europe and just announced in this country, was told the other day by  Dr. G.  W.  Stiles of the Bureau of Animal   Industry  at the -Department of '"Agriculture.    It i.s  a   small   white   snake   that lives in  the  veins,   securing   entrance   into  the bocIjr  through  the'medium of drinking water.  It wiggles about and chases up and down  ���the avenues of the blood at its plea-sure.  These little reptiles have strange domestic  habits.   The  mail is about four-fifths of  an inch in length and cur\es himself into  the form of a half circle.   On the inside  of the curve he forms'a little canal  with  the edges of his body and there he keeps  Mrs. Snake.    He isn't larger than a cotton  thread  nor  longer than  the  breadth of  one's finger, but together they are capable of working a great deal of damage to  a, healthy man's circulation. It is certainly  not a comfortable'thought to know that  you may have a   few pairs of these animals   tucked   inside   your  jacket.     The  medical men have another name  for the  disease which results from their devastations, but it  would be  popularly called  "'poor blood."  The story of this parasite's existence is  curious. Its name has long been known,  but its life history, which i.s the most interesting and the most important thing to  know, was only recently discovered by  Professor Sonsiuo, a learned man of Pisa,  Italy. In some respects this snake is like  ti fluke worm. The eggs or larva* from  which it hatches are found iu the water  whither they have come from some man's  body. They swim about there until they  lind ti certain microscopic crab. This  crab they seize upon and live with. They  stay inside of him till someone drinks the  water and the crab, which is nothing but  a harmless animalcule, and then the human snake i.s in its element. It grows  and thrives, and bores its way through  the walls of the intestines with the persistency of ii wood worm till it finds  lodgement in the veins  As this pestiferous reptile infests cattle  iis well as human beings some knowledge  of it is necessary for the farmer as well a.s  the physician, and Dr. Stiles has been  searching vigorously for its existence in  drinking water since the discovery wa.s  announced and is prosecuting his search  at the Bureau ol Animal Industry.  The disease i.s best known in Southern  Europe and iu Africa. An Egyptian at  the World's Faiv who danced witli one of  the attractions in the Midway I'laisance  was all lie ted with this disea.se and became  a patient at the (,'nited States Army  Hospital. Aside from this case, the parasite has probably never been reeortletl in  the I'nited States, but Dr. Stiles thinks  it by no means improbable that it will be  found among lhe negroes of the South.  In fact, the original slaves imported from  Africa brought with them kindred ills,  and   through   them,   perhaps,   this snake  has been living for 200 or 300 years. So  long as the a miction spreads with such  wonderful rapidity.it is not improbable  that Chicago may haven seige of it on  account of the luckless Egyptian. It is  difficult to conceive how the Chicago  water could have escaped'pollution, as  the larva; are given off rapidly and in  great numbers.  Methodists in tlie Lead.  The total number of marriages in Ontario for the year 1S02 was __.!)(')_, and in  185)1, 28,378. The Methodists are the most  marrying denomination, because, of the  total number in 185)2, 10,131 were by Methodist preachers, and in 185)1 10,112. The  comparison of the various denominations  I'or 185)2, the hist year for which the returns have been received, is interesting.  Methodist ministers performed one marriage in every 2.S1 that were .solemnized  in the province; the .I.Vosbyterians came  next, with one in every 4.5)0 marriages:  the Episcopalians had one in every 0.2:  the Roman Catholics one in every 0.0. and  the Baptists one in every I7"0. The Methodist marriages have remained at the  same proportion for 10years; so also have  the Presbyterians. The Episcopalians  and Boman Catholics have decreased in  tlieir relative number, und the Baptists  have gained considerably. The birth rate  in the province in 185)2 was l!).o por 1000 of  the population, as compared with 21.1 per  1000 in the year previous, and 22.2 per 1000  in 1883. There were 0.7 marriages per 1000  population in both the vears 185)2 and  185)1, and. 7.-1 per 1000 in 1S5J3.  Transparent Leather in Paris.  They tire always inventing something  startling in France. The latest evolution  of the Parisian brain is transparent  leather, which has lately been perfected  and put on the market. The information  comes that the process of letting light  through the hide of the ox does not unfit  it for use as foot-gear, and now it may  reasonably be expected that the new material will soon appear as the latest tad of  fashion. Just think of transparent shoes.  The chiropodists will have a rich harvest.  The worried shoe store clerks can fit the  feet of their lady customers with the sizes  that they wear, a-nd not the sizes that  they want. Misfits will show as plainly  through the new shoes as ;i troublesome  corn. The owner of a really pretty foot  can take it certain pride in her shoes oilier slippers, provided that somebody  comes forward and devises a style of hosiery that is also transparent.  The Age of Steel and Iron.  The Effel tower, built wholly of metal,  is a good example of a step in the direction which architects will be driven to  follow in future. The great railway  stations, exhibition buildings, and other  structures of steel, concrete, paper, and  glass, which the needs and inventions of  our day have called into existence, show  which way flows the stream of tendency.  The new building material has come lo  stay. In another century houses may not  merely be .built with steel girders, they  may be made of metal frames bolted together and gripping walls of paper mat-he.  Then the age of the tent will return. A  man will buy his house from a manufacturer anrl will hire a site to set it-upon.  When he moves from one place to another,  he will take his home with him. Building  leases, will, die a .'natural death. Towns  will wander about, and a great many  curionsresultswillai-i.se.  Likely to Become of General Use.  Inventive genius has not stopped with  the -pneumatic tire on the sulky and  bicycle, but has been busy with the work  of perfecting ball bearings with such success that a few days since a street-car,  which was equipped with the latest inventions in ball bearings, that would do  away almost entirely, with friction, was  drawn a distance of several hundred feet  by a single man tugging gently at three  strands of ordinary sewing-thread attached to the car. Perhaps a more .interesting experiment was that of a carriage  manufacturer, who put another style of  ball bearings upon tt.e wheels of a large  coach, to whicli four horses were ordinarily hitched. Then he took a trained  dog", and harnessed and hitched him to  the pole, when the dog drew the huge  coach easily around the yard. This  sounds like fancy, but it is a fact.  Justly Indignant,  in Hungary there are many traveling  nuns. It is made a great point of piety,  as well as hospitality by persons of position, to entertain them. A host of this  kind was lately honored by a visit from  two nuns which lasted several weeks.  They were traveling, they said, to collect  money for the erection of a. convent. All  of a sudden these nuns disappeared, carrying away all the portable proporty  they could lay hands on, anrl it was discovered tlmt they were not nuns at Jill,  not even females, but brigands. What  adrls to the indignation of the host is the  fact that one of them, in her role of  Mother Superior, used to kiss hi.s wife  every night.   Men May Disguise But Women Dare Not.  Although French law prohibits women  from going about disguised in men's  clothes, except when they have obtained  permission from the perfect of police,  curiously enough, there i.s no legal obstacle to men parading the streets in women's  clothes. This fact hits just been brought  to light by the Paris courts, which have  acquitted a man named Florentin Gosrei-  tier, who was charged with wearing an  unauthorized disguise with the object of  concealing himself from the pursuit of a  revengeful wife.  Signs of the Sun.  Dr. Zergler, a German scientist, is of the  opinion that it will be possible to predict  the weather by means of photographs of  tlie sun far more accurately than by a  study of the barometer. Circular or elliptical luilos round the orb of day. he  says, indicate violent storms, especially  if the hnlos are dark in tint or of a large  diameter. Lightning and magnetic_ disturbances may also be expected from  these signs.  Ho! for the  ,-_..���._,���- ~  Grouse Mountain Mines!  The Rich Copper-Silver Mines on Grouse Mountain are easily reached from  the new townsite on the east side of Kootenay Lake, and which is distant about sixteen  miles from the mines. There is bound to be a rush to the mines on White Grouse Mountain in the spring, and DAVIE is sure to be a town of importance, as well as supplies for, and  ore from the mines must pass through it.   For prices of lots apply to  DAVID BLACK, Pilot Bay;  Pr��r_Wr_     f!r>ar_f    Tlfln GEORGE NO WELL, Victoria;  vlUWIl    Ul CLIIL     A 1 Lit/. ��� or JOHN HOUSTON & CO., Nelson.  The Twenty-Third Psalm.  IX HUOTlMI   VKI'SK.  My ain f-cnid shepherd is tho Lord.  When leevus iiliunc the sky:  Aye kin uii" careful' been o' me.  In ii' the yours gone hy.  .11 oo can  I ever be ill sill".  ���Since 11 _ gangs nt my side?  Km- baith my Mini nn' body's weal.  He shairly will provide.  lie gies me a (piato Inline tne rosl,  Wi' dearest sines, sit  nielil,  -An' whan the niornin' lieht blinks in.  I'm up, sin' out, sac hrielit.  l-'or me. lie wsileth ilka slop,  Mv hale day's wsirk He sees;  "What's rich! 'tae itlu-r full* I dsie.  Ny bonnie Chief 1st_ please.  In trouble sair.  His lips drsip (iiiiin  (.Iran' greeious words n' cheer:  .list whan 1 got Himsel' in sielit,  Sly hert. lino ken.-, nsio I'eiir.  (The estsile of MoK.-ichron & On. iu liquidation.)  THE HOTEL SLOCAN,  TIIK PRINCIPAL MOTI-.L IN TIIK CITV OF  KASLO.  C  WV lovihg liiinds, lie spread.-  An' Ink's me tae His In-iest  In spile o' u' my files anion���  1 hae a denty feast.  my board.  The glodsoino oil rins owro my hoid.  It niiik's my face tae shine;  Sweet, cov'na'nt eup wi' blessings best,  lie tells me si' are mine.  Twti fiiitlifu* freens are aye. -\'i' mo,  Gudenoss mid meroy lair;  Until I  stey in hesivenly fauld.  Wi' .loses ever there.  Two Types of Japanese.  Tho re tire two totally distinct types in  Japan, which may almost be said to be  each other's opposite*. The lirst, wliich  the .Jaiianese themselves call the Chinese  or (Joroan, is the more common. Those  belonging to it- hsive round laces, lint  noses. Cull cheeks, rather thick lips���very  pretty ones often���and very good white  teeth. Those belonging to "the second, or  true Japanese typo, have longand comparatively pale faces, noses arched like  the beak of a bird, thin lips, large eyes,  with not. very strongly marked eyebrows;  teeth  mostly good,  always   very  white,  This house occupies two lots on the corner  of 4th street and A avenue and is 50 by  100 feet in size. It has three floors and  about 70 bed-rooms, nearly all of which  are furnished.  Arrangements have been made by which the lotseau  he sold wilh the house. The bouse has been running'  eight-iiiontlis.nnil has done a paying business, and which  by good management, i-ould be greatly improved. For  terms and parlioulars apply lo  Kaslo. I!  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Assignee.  ('-.. December ISth. l.S'M.  (Notary   Public)  MINING  AND  Parties wishing to engage in the hold business enn do  well b.v writing to I-'. I!. Harper. Summit Hotel. Hear  Lake. Hrilish Columbia. The Suiuniil. Hotel ran be  bought i-henp for esis.li. The hotel is fully equipped in  every depart meal and is iiiiw doing a good'business. Of  the mine-- in the immediate vicinity, whieh are al the  present I inn- employing a large force nf men and shipping  ;i great quantity of ore daily, are the Washington, Dur-  iliiuellus. mid Surprise. The Elinor Hoy and Lucky Jim  mines will shortly resume upcrsit ions. The headquarters  of the freighters and puckers are at Hear take. Hear  take is in the heart of the. Slocan country. The Kn.-Jo S:  Slocan railway will be built right, through the lown in  .lune. I'rice. Sl-lill. which includes lot. building, fixtures,  and stock.    A great bargain.  B. HARPER.  iloi-iiii district. H.C, January "list. ISill  F.  Hear l.ak  but often long and irregul  This is the  aristocratic type, whicli, when at its best,  is really worthy of admiration. To be  called liandsone a. Japanese must belong  to it, while tJio.se of the Chinese cast-of  countenance a re never more titan pretty.  BARGAINS.  SEW Dl-NAM-It LOTS-Lots il and 10 (1011 by 120 foot).  Block I, in govern ment part of Now Denver. Price  StiOO: S-SO cash, balance to the government.  A 30-FOOT LOT on Vernon street. Nelson, on which  there is a one-story ollice building. Price, ��12011; ��5110  cash. balance in easy payments.  A 250-ACItK\ltANCI-I. situated on the outlet, 12 miles  northeast of Nelson. Ten acres cleared and 100 acres  more that can be: 10 acres in wild hay. Good story  and a half hewed-log house. I'rice, $.000: half cash.  time ou balance. Title crown grant.  Call on or address  John Houston & CO., Nelson, B.C.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  or landing in   the   Kootenay   take country.  THE TOWNSITE OF EVANSP0RT is situated  at the head of the northeast arm of Upper  Arrow Lake, and is but twelve miles distant from the famous Trout Lake Mining  District. Lots are now offered at prices  ranging from $25 to $100. Apply to EVAN  JOHNSON, Evansport, via Revelstoke, or to  John Houston & Co., Nelson.  KOOTENAY LAKE  ospltal, Nelson  ESTATE  BROKER,  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT    UiCl'l'l'Sl'NTlNCI    The Confederation Life Assoeisition,  Thcl'lucnix Fire Insurance Conipany,  The Provident Fund Accident, Company;  ALSO.  The .Sandy Croft   Foundry Company, near Chester, Kngland. makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  com pressors, reek breakers, stamps, ete.  .  Jowett Building, Victoria Street,  __T___:__SO_-T,   _3. c.  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate I'or buildings erected.   The best residential  properly in Nelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply to  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and  Real   Estate   Broker, Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent for Nelson and West. Kootenay  District,  or to  INXKS & RICHARDS. Vancouver. IJ. O.  C.&K.S.N.C0.  limitf.d.  WINTER   SCHEDULE  (KOOTKNAY   LAICIC)  In ell'ect January Sth, ISill.  The hospital of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital  Society is now earing for pntienis. The society will contract with mining companies nnd other large employers  of labor to care for their employees on the following  terms, namely. Sl a month per man. Individuals can  make arrangements for care by paying Ibe following  subscription-;: Six months. SI!: twelve month -. SID. The  above includes nursing, board, and medical attendance.  For private patients (lie following rales will be charged :  private ward, Slf> a week; public ward. SIM a week:  patient* lu pay for their medical attendance. For further particulars address cither  FRANK FLKTCIiF.I!. President.  orGF.OIiGF. A. HKi KI.OW. Secretary. Nelson.  John" M. Ki:i-:i-'i-:k.  .1 aiiios \\\ Si'Ai.i-:,  STEAMER  I.EAVKS Nelson:  Mondays, 9     a. in.  Wednesdays. .5:10 p. m.  Thursdays. 5. p. m.  Saturdays.       ;"i:l() p. in.  "NELSON"  IjEavks Kaslo:  Tuesdays, 'A a. in.  Thursdays. 8 a. m.  .Fridays', 'A a. in.  Sundays,     S a. in.  Passengers from Kaslo. to make close connection willi  Nelson & Port. Sheppard Railway for points south, should  take Steamer Nelson, leaving Kaslo at li a. in.'on Tuesdays smd Kridays.  The conipany reserves the right to change this schedule  iit anv time without, notice.  J. W. TROUP, Manager.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A.M NKLSON.  .Arrive 5:10 P.M.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  ORGANS  james Mcdonald & co.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Curry complete lines of l-'ur-  niture, as well as inanufacl ure  eveey grade of Mai Iressos.  They also curry Pianos and  Organs.    Undertaking.  Kootenay Lake. Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough nnd dressed. .Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry.  clear III* Mooring and ceiling I'or sale nl lowest rides.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Afifent.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.    Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at reasonable prices.  I.KAVK   OltPKKS    AT  J.  F.   Hume   &   Co.'s.   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  baggage  transferred  to and   from  the  railway depot, and steamboat lauding.. Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sale.  WILLIAM  WILSON PROPKIKTOR  Notice   of  Applieation   for   Certificate   of  Improvements���Rand Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I. I). Y. Slrobcck, free miner's cer-  tiltcate No. .|lil_l, intend, sixty days from Ihe dale hereof,  to apply lo the gold commissioner for a cert iliealo of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant  of the above claim. And furl her take notice that adverse claims 'must, be sent to the mining recorder at  Ainsworlh und action commenced before the issuance of  such ccrlilleale of improvements.  dated this lltth dav of .laiinury, ISill.  I). Y. KTPOHKCMC.  NOTICE.  The silling of the county court of ICootcnay, to be  holden al Nelson, bus been postponed until Monday, the  .1st day of May, A.I). ISill.  T. II. (MI-'I-'IN, Registrar.  Nelson. II. (1., December I lib. I SIM.  NOTICE.  We are making a change in our business on the 1st. of  March. All parlies indebted lo us arc rciiuesled lo settle  wild lhe- undersigned by cash or otherwise before the end  of February. After I hut dale ull old accounts will he  placed with'our solicitor I'or collection.  .JOHN A. TIM1NKK,  Manager for.l. Fred Iluine& Co.  Nelson, February ftl,li, ISill.  Commencing January Sth, IS!)t. on Tuesdays and Fridays trains will run through to Spokane, arriving there  at. 'ft-.'AO P. M. same day. Itet.urning will leave Spokane  at 7 A.M. on Wednesdays ami Saturdays, arriving at  Nelson al ;">:I0 P. IU., making close connections with  steamer Nelson for all Koolenay lake points.  Official Administrator's Notice.  In the County Court of  lvootenay, holden at the east  crossing of the Columbia river.  In the matter of Klipbalet \V. Harris, deceased,  and  In the mafterof tho Ollicial Administrator's Act.  Dated the ninth day of January, A. D. ISill.  Upon reading Iheallldavil of Arthur Patrick Cummins,  if is ordered that Arthur Patrick Cummins, ollicial ad-,  ministrator for tlie County Court Districfof ICootcnay, be i  administrator of all and singular the goods, chattels, and  credits of FJinhalet W. Harris, deceased. And that this  order lie published in the Nelson Tribune newspaper for  the period of thirty days.  |Signed| WILLIAM   WAIU)   SPINKS.  The creditors of Klipbalet W. Harris, late of Nelson, in  the district of ICootcnay, shoemaker, are required within  sixty days of this date to send particulars of their claims  to me, after which time I sliall proceed to distribute the  said estate.  Dated at Donald, in the District of Kootenay, this ilth  January. ISill. A.   P. CUMMINS.  Ollicial Administrator.  Official Administrator's Notice.  In  the County Court of lvootenay. holden  at the east  crossing of the Columbia river.  In i.he matter of Hougera Ciovani, deceased,  and  In the matter of the Ollicial Administrator'-- Act.  Upon reading the allidavits of Arthur Patrick Cummins and John Miles, if is ordered that, Arthur Patrick  Cummins, ollicial administrator for the County Court-  District of Kootenny. shall he administrator of all and  singular the goods, chattels, and credits of Hougera.  Ciovani. deceased. And that this order be published in  the Nelson Tribune newspaper during the period of  sixty days.  Dated, lhis .'Ird dav of January. 1S!M.  ISignedl WILLIAM   WAIU) SPINKS.  The creditors of Jlougera Ciovani, late of Nelson, in  the district of ICoolcnay. laborer, deceased, are required  to send to me within sixty days of this date statements  and full particulars of I heir claims, and after the expiration of such lime I shall proceed with the distribution of  the said estate.  Dated at Donald. 0th January. 181)1.  A.  P.  CUMMINS. Ollicial Administrator.  .n'-v.'i"-  . *_ v. .^����.-,  ,-;v-'..-.-'..  IK*:!  ^^������������-���r^_^\r-:_Cf-3,V'-*y^^ THE TRIBUTE:   MLSOtf, II C; SATOKDAY, M'AfeC'ii  :;,  I.W.  o  Why give traveling* tailors orders for suits wLen you can get good goods, good fits, and  reasonable prices from resident tailors, who, like yourselves, are doing* a share to upbuild  the towns in which they live. The only way to encourage home industries is to patronize  them.    The merchant tailors of NELSON and KASLO respectfully ask for your patronage.  9  West   Baker Street,  Nelson.  9  Fourth   Street,   near  Front,   Kaslo.  Weinstein,  Fourth Street, near Avenue A, Kaslo.  ��  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts., Nelson.  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A.  SMITH,   Hon. GKO.  A.   DliUMMOND,  E.  S. CLOUSTON    President   Vice-President  .doners*.] Msinager  ktelsoit _3_E.____src_-_:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        llltANUIIIW  IN*       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling  F.xohaiigo and  Cable Transfer."  UKANT COM.MliltUlA], A .Nil TUA VI'l.I.I'USs'  -UUPITS,  available in any part of the world.  1'uai.*ts iss-ioii; _oi.i.i-'_tio.ns maiik; i-rrc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATK OF INTFRK.-T (at present) .'H Per Cent.  HIS UNLUCKY ANGEL.  That morning tliore litul boon a \vro_k  on tlio ��Sotitlioi-n l'ac-.i(i_, nnd I'roin the  western slope ol' the Di-mgoon summit  they were clearing up the debris. When  the through freight crossed the divide,  the air-brakes caught unequally and tlie  cars broke draw-heads, leaving the train  in sections.   ".';.'.  On this mountain' down grade an engine  cannot hold brakeless derelicts, and trucks  loaded with railroad iron are things of impact that must not be retarded. The  train crew knew this, for they jumped as  soon as they found gravity controlled the  train,-and landed, with hands bleeding  and clothes torn, in the cholla cactus on  the bastard granite ledge through which  is cut the road-bed, and then got up and  watched the train pitching down the long,  winding grade below them and felt glad  they were no longer on it. When they  saw the cars lurching around the bends of  the grade tinder gravity speed too great  for 'sharp curves, and car wheels spinning  free in air above the outer rail like the  guides ol' a pristnoidal trolley, they were  even thankful they had jumped into the  cactus. .  At the Oro Fino curve the locomotive  left the track and knocked out-a span of  trestle. Here the cars piled through the  trestle draw, filling up the arroyo, and  over all spread the bright steel rail-;  ranged in every direction like spikes  drawn in mass with grab-tongs from a  keg, forming a grand chevaux do ("rise,  protecting from further assault both  wreck'and trestle. From the summit the  metallic mass glinted in the clear morning  sunlight, and ���men riding the divide rubbed their eyes and wondered how a. pool  of water con 111 lie in Oro Fino during an  Arizona .June.  That flay we made a dry march from  the Santa Rita foothills to Oro Fino station, where the company pumped wtiter.  sunken below the mica sand, anil filled  the tanks and tenders of toiling locomotives that groaned up this heavy grade,  fetching the freights bound eastward  across the Jiigh divide. The seel ion boss  would sell it and the government would  pay for it, so the horses should have .-ill  they wanted, and we would wash our  dusty laces in the cool trough after the  animals had finished drinking. We would  also board the overland express, if it  watered at the station, and buy newspapers and poor cigars, and bribe the  .Pullman car porter to sell us bad buffet  whisky at four prices.  Now we were encamped at Oro Fino. on  the. mesquite flat just above the debris,  with these things accomplished. We had  stretched our shelter-halves to protect us  i'roin the afternoon sun: too small by half  is indicated, but too thin by half is not  whispered to contractors by the purchasing minions of supply departments who  do not campaign under canvas at com fort-  able eastern depots. Ho we thickened our  shade witli wet saddle-blankets and the  drawn-work shadows of mesquite.foliage,  and made ourselves comfortable by smoking on our saddle kits and watching' the  wreckers toiling in the grilling afternoon  sun at the debris in the arroyo pit be-  below us.  I'\>r the wires had already spoken, and  the office men were working at the wreck.  The division superintendent had orderetl  out the wrecking Hats, and the bridge-  gang at Tucson had loaded extra tackle on  the shear and derrick truck, with string-  pieces, studs, ties, and struts ou other cars  to rebuild tlie demolished trestle. The  train dispatcher was conning the office  line from Yuma to  I.l Paso, and working  out position ])w///,les whose result wa.s always place considered as a function, of  time, and depended on grades, curves, and  side-tracks, and trains with their cars and  loads, tuifl the number of the engine ha.nl-  ing them, and its working rate of speed,  and platting all with pretty colored  silken threads,-while dictating to station  agents along the line orders that moved,  side-tracked, or tied up trains, and caused  the public to swear anil ask conductors  when the wreck would be clear. The  ticket agent at the terminals would tonight be overworked telling the traveling  public the time of arrival aud departure  of trains.  The actuary in the fiscal office had  paused in hi.s monthly report of earnings  net, waiting for the amount of delay and  the details of the wreck before platting  those different colored lines which tire  easily read by the management, meaning  running expenses anil earnings, gross or  not, on whose integral depend coupons  paid, and the rating by the ticker at the  stock exchange. Today these fat curves  would have a sharp break and reference  to an asterisk���a summary detail of the  wreck in explanation of these crisp points  to the directors.  The overland express eastward wtis tied  up at the west switch of the Oro Kino  side track, and the passengers and Pullman crew were loitering in our camp,  watching the work on the wreck, where  foremen, with working gangs, wrenched  and pried at the tangled web of steel  which covered it. Section bosses signaled  to their squads for concentrated effort  with their crow bars in removing the  heavy timbers that jammed the trestle-  di-iiw. while wreckers, with their axes,  dismantled broken box cars skewered together in the wreck by the steel rails that  'had pierced them.  Now the trestle span was clear, and the  men were picking the mica shingle and  shoveling out the sand to place in the  huge timbers. The donkey engine at the  derrick puffed in the wheezy, broken way  of draught horses in short wind when doing heavy, intermittent pulling. From  tho east switch a station-locomotive, used  for doubling on the .summit, shunted the  wrecking flats on to the side track as fast  as they were loaded ab the ���".derrick.  The sky had clouded over, and the sun  had set, and -lie men, no longer fearing  sunburn, stripped to the-waist and filled  train ton-lies with oil, which they picketed in the mica sand about the wreck,  working by their flare far into the sultry  night. We Ave re lounging on our camp  kits, watching the Avork. Across the  arroyo below us, the face of the headland  wa.s in half light as high as the scarp of  its counter-slope from tlie torches at the  wreck. Over this face the shadows of  men mo\*ed in the swift, still Avay of those  cast by chopped clouds sailed rapidly by  strong winds; tit times they would rise up  anil stagger like drunken men, or lurch  over the crest and be lost iu the dark beyond.  A traveling salesman tor a cigar firm  had done the heavy generous with his  sample case, and we till had real tobacco.  Our guests were asking us about the campaign, aiid discussing the heat.  "It will rain tonight," said Hopkins, our  citizen packer.  "No, '.Hopkins, it won't rain. It may  earthquake: tomorrow this may be the  seat of a .volcano; the country may even  tako.fire and burn- but no, it won't rain,"  I replied.  "Yes, it will rain before midnight," repeated Hopkins. He was lookingsteadily  at the train torches and had not questioned the sky.  "Here's ten to one it don't," bantered a.  trooper.  "I never bet," said the packer, with hi.s  eyes still lixed ou the lights tit the wreck.  "J3tit it will rain tonight; this is the  twenty-fourth of .June."  Hopkins was an educated man. but experiences had made him superstitious.  "What's the twenty-fourth of .June got.  to do with it?" asked the train crew.  "Oh, the unexpected happens; everything happens on St. John's day. All the  towns are full of prayers and masses."  "If the road directors could see the  dimensions of this wreck, 1 fancy they  would say the unexpected did happen,"  ventured the salesman.  "Well, if they will run their trains on  St. John's day, what can they expect?"  "Come, Hopkins; what did St. John's  dav ever do for you?" asked the packer's  heiptii-.  "It started meat the 'diamond hitch'  and scraping aparejos. Why, 1 used to  run the biggest 'game',-it Tucson, until I  got broke and had to punch mules,"  growled the packer. Hopkins spoke with  the bitterness of one who feels he litis  fallen by the hand of something less itn-  partial than fate. lie. had settled himself for narrative among the cargoes and  was still gazing only at the torch flames.  "Let us have it, Hopkins!" called the  camp in chorus.  "It is twenty years ago tonight, and  those torches remind me of it. They were  holding the fiesta and I was running the  roulette game at Correo's d'arden. You  see, I was in the Confederacy, and, after  the scrap went against us, l' came west.  Tucson wa.s a-liiuniniiig then;   they  had  just struck the Silver King, and the Richmond Basin north of the Phials was  chock-full of pitying claims���chlorides,  horn silver that could be worked without  capital aud gave the prospector a. show.  The 'Sunset' hadn't crossed the Colorado  then, anil they freighted it from Laredo  to San Antone. The government ra.n big  mule trains into Yuma, depot, through  the Seven Devils country, and avo were on  the main California, stage route. Pveseen  ti regiment come in from a six-months'  scout a.nd drop half tlieir pay before night.  Oh, the place was in bloom, and these  mining towns are like a-cactus���they don't  blossom every year.  ".Joe Harney was my partner, aud avc  struck it full. We ran the roulette and  faro game of the town. It was known as  bhe 'Oasis,' and occupied the same adobe  the ' Fashion' does now. AVo had cleaned  up about one hundred thousand and  played half of it on the salted layout on  Pinal summit, where Chamberlain got  taken in. I wanted to copper it, but Joe  said to copper wasn't his style. Jle always  allowed to play a. game open; said a man  only coppered because he was chicken-  hearted and wanted to hedge, so Ave let it  go���and go it went. You see, Joe's system  is all right in a game of chance among  gentlemen. He was innocent a.s a babe  among these mining stock pirates, for I ve  always noticed unless you copper their  lies, you are pretty sure to go fluey every  bime.  " 11 was the twenty-fourth of June, 1870,  and all morning bhey had held prayers  and masses for rain. We had the gaining  privilege at Correo's ��� you know the  pretty orange grove on the Santa Cruz,  where they still hold their fiestas? All  the town anil country was there���miners,  Mexicans, vaqueros, teamsters, la brail ores, peones, and soldiers. The garrison  Wets iu town then, and the barracks faced  the plaza.'  "We had taken our -wheel into the  garden. All afternoon the betting had  been croAvded, though not heavy, and  running slightly "against the bank. Later  in the evening, when the baile started, the  crowd thinned away to participate iu the  dance und watch the dancers,' Joe was  twirling the wheel, with only desultory  bets placed ab intervals, and I was receiving anil paying'them in an absent way.  "I was seated at the roulette table, listening to'La Goloiulrona' anil watching  a young girl, sitting on a bench in the  grove near by. Ah, such a face!���pure as  the moonlight streaming" through the  vines above it. Her eyes were raised  heavenward, and her hands were clasped  as if in prayer. She had taken no notice  of the baile, and now seemed not to hear  'La Media Noche,' which followed bhe  national anthem and suffused the senses  with its soft, vagrant accent wandering  from note to note of this strange tropical  waltz. Her face held my gaze in rapture  ���I can't describe it. it was the face of an  angel, and the brow was broad aud low  and seemed to shed light. You know the  type? You've seen it in Mission San  Xavier, where men who saw angles failed  to paint them.  "Presently she'arose and walked over  add stood under the flare of the feast  torches at the roulette table, placing a  .small silver coin on the number six; Joe  had twirled the wheel, and J watched her  while the ball was rolling. I'm sure I saw  an angel, for I saw only her, anil she was  seeing heaven.  '"Seis en el Colorado!'  "I  paid the bet mechanically, and she  moved  the coin  without any hesitation  on to the number twenty-four.  "I was still watching her eyes. There  wa.s no eagerness, no greed, in their calm  level light. I was not looking a"; eyes: I  was viewing a soul!���but the bet won,  this time over a hundred dollars, being  thirty-five to one. I had to change my  hand to the pile of gold in making this  payment.  "I was transfixed: women are too emotional: they play best? at games of chance.  She wa.s serene, and her lips shaped themselves as if in prayer a.s she placed five  gold pieces ou the number eighteen in the  red.  "The wheel spun round. I had looked  too long tit her beauty: it unnerved me.  My eyes recoiled from the strong, steady  light of her brow. I gazed at the moving  wheel, and its rapid motion steadied me.  Ordinarily, if you look at them too closely,  they will stop and .send you and the table  round, leaving you loco at the winning.  "The wheel died slowly, and the marble  fluttered through several compartments,  finally lauding in the number eighteen.  This winning wa.s thirty-five hundred dollars, which I paid in gold.  "Again she made her bet- ten gold  pieces- on the number seven in the black.  There wa.s no faltering, no uncertainty.  An inner consciousness seemed to guide  her, and she placed the coin on the number seven with lhe same confidence she  would have placed her hand in that of the  padre's tit confessional.  "Again her bet won. "Sieteeuel negro!'  Joe's voice trembled, and I looked up at  him after paying lhis enormous winning.  He was very pale and nervous a.s he  turned the wheel.  "This time she placed her betof twenty  gold pieces on the single (), and I watched  Hasheesh and its Results.  Like opium, hasheesh i.s chiefly used for  smoking, and When thus used it i.s almost  always in combination with tobacco.  First a plug of tocacco is placed at the  bottom of the bowl of the pipe, and on  the top of this a small piece of hasheesh,  and over this, again, a piece of red-hot  charcoal. Or this hasheesh is kneaded  with the tobacco by the thumb of one  hand working in the palm of the other  until thoroughly incorporated, when they  a.re transferred to the bowl aud lighted.  as in the previous case. Its lirst effect  when thus usetl is one of intense exhilaration, almost amounting to delirium. The  victim uses the . power of thought ami  will carry ou in the most extravagant  manner imaginable, alternately laughing,  singing or dancing, till the time believing  himself to be acting rationally.  Water Overcome by  the PreealnK Process.  One of the most ingenious expedients  I'or overcoming the difficulties of sinking  shafts for milling or other purposes in  wet "measures" is the "freezing process."  Supposing that the bottom of the shaft is  so continuously flooded .that the miners  tire unable to use their picks or in any  way proceed with the excavation, pipes  are run down from the surface to the  flooded locality, and through these pipes  is^ forced a powerful freezing mixture.  The consequences is that the impeding  wtiter becomes solidified, and the workman can quarry his way through the ice,  wliich now becomes a protection from lhe  body of waler beyond, and the sinking of  the shaft can be continued.  Feats Performed by Strong Men Loiik Ago,  Louis de Hottfllers, who lived in the sixteenth century could break a bar of iron  with hi.s hands. The strongest man could  not take from him a ball which he held  between hi.s thumb ami lirst linger.  While standing up. with no support whatever, four strong soldiers could not move  him. lb; remained as lirm as a rock.  Sometimes he amused himself by taking  on    his   shoulders   his   own   horse,   fully  her slender hands, almost too slight to  ino.ve the heavy coin. Again there was  no faltering iu the placing t f the bet.  Her certainty shook my nerves, and I  clutched the table to steady thoni a.s the  marble bounded from black to red among  the stalls.  "I could look no longer. I closed my  eyes. Seconds passed���they seemed hours.  Joe did not call. I turned to him; lie  could not speak, but motioned me to pay  the bet. The wheel had stopped, and the  marble was lying on the single O.  "Joe never rallied or spoke; he died in  "my arms before the surgeon from the garrison could reach him.    When the surgeon  came he said it washeartdisea.se; but of  that 1 can't say.  " L never again saw my unlucky angel.  They say she Avent straight into the convent, and that San Xavier soon afterward  had an altar furnished entirely with gold,  Avhich L have never seen. My losses that  day wero thirty thousand dollars. The  night of Joe's death, a light rain reached  as far as Tuscon. and next evening bhe  Santa Cruz flooded the lower town with  water from the mountains. After Joe's  funeral. I continued the game; but it all  went, and I knew my luck was done, so J  took to rolling niantas and scraping rigging for the government."  "An' you raising till de row because yo'  pal died, an' you went fluay on de twenty-  fourth of June?" roared a Bowery dissenter.  Hopkins had told his story well, and the  rest of the camp were quiet, tlieir eyes  resting without vision on the torches and  shadows of the workmen beyond, controlled with thoughts of other things.  They had not heard the dissenter. In  strange lands, ns at sea-, the attention  once arrested, the silence of the night  communicates itself to men, and they become impressed or reverent. 'Hopkins  saw this effect, and continued slowly:  "No, that -was not all. J could stand  that, but I've figured it out since that she  played the number six million two hundred and .forty-one'thousand, eight hundred and seventy (0,2-11,870), separated so  as to read the sixth month, tAventy-fourth  day of the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and seventy, or St. John's .Day. Thttt  was too much, for in the laws of chance  it could happen only once in one million  six 'hundred and seventy-nine thousand  times."  As we turned in that night a light rain  rain began falling. Hopkins said nothing,  and the camp was thinking of him as Ave  fell asleep. I have since learned that this  was the normal season for summer rains  in.the mountains on the border-line. The  southern rain-clouds had drifted a little  beyond their usual northern limit.  The trestle was completed that night,  and, in bhe early-morning, we were awakened by trains -bound eastward, groaning  up the heavy grade. In bhe gray dawn,  as we forded Oro Fino, Ave heard the  swish of turbid water shipping our horses'  flanks as it tumbled onward over tlie  parching desert to be drunk up by the  thirsty sand.  harnessed, and  with-tlmt heavy load ho  promenaded   the  public 'square,   to  the  great   delight   of   the   inhabitants.   At  about the same time there lived a Spaniard named  Piedro  who could  break the  strongest  handcuffs   that  could   be  pub  around his wrists.    He folded hi.s arms on  his chest and ten men pulling in different  directions Avith  ropes could   not   unfold  them.    Augustus  II., elector of Saxony,  was a man" of great strength.    He could  carry a man in his open hand.    One night  he quietly threw out of a window a monk  who paraded his palace pretending to be  a ghost. '   Destitution in San Francisco.  The following from the Argonaut shows  the destitution that prevails in San Francisco, and  it is  general  in  all   the  large  cities in  the Union:    "For a number of  weeks the unemployed of San   Francisco  have been given work at Golden Gate park  at a dollar a day..  There can be no doubt  as to the genuine destitution of these men.  They   are   of all  ages���from   twenty  to  sixty.    Among them can be seen  young  men who look like clerks or accountants,  some of them   with  eye-glasses,  wearing  shiny cutaway coats and trousers whicli  once  were   "fashionable."   now   shabby,  baggy,   and   befringed.     Wheeling   barrows   beside   these   unfortunate   youths  in   their   faded   finery,   will   be  seen  old  workingmen Avith bent backs, who never  have done anything else but labor with  their hard and  horny hands.    Yet all of  them, clerks as well as laborers, tire more  than willing���they are anxious���to work  hard all day to earn a dollar.    And many  of them stay in line all night, waiting to  get the ticket which gives them the right  to  work.    The  funds of   the committee  .having .the .work, in charge are  running  low.   They are laying men off every day.  They have made a new appeal to the citizens of   San  Francisco,  and  it  is  to  be  hoped   that.it   will   receive a   generous  v��i)ly"      ____________  A Man Who Does Not Feel Heat or Cold.  Experiments Avere recently made by  three reputable, physicians on the person  of tt man''named Lartado, a native of  Trinidad. This man seemingly is a wonder. ��� He appeal's to be utterly oblivious  to the sensations of heat and cold, and, iu  fact, experiences no feeling of pain even  when  undergoing treatment that  would  He  00TENAY  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests ean Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  AUK CONVEX-EN". AND  COMFORTABLE.  THE TABLE  IS  THE   HKST   IN  THE  MOUNTAINS.  cause an ordinary 'man untold agony  can run through his neck down to and  grazing the trachea a piece of steel wire  one-eight of an inch in diameter, to which  a most .powerful galvanic battery Avas "attached and shifted from one current to  another without any perceptible pain,  but with considerable acceleration of  pulse. He passed another huge steel Avire  into his mouth anil through hi.s cheek, in  all directions, anrl no blood flowed. Another large wire wtis passed through and  through the large muscles of the calf of  the leg with seemingly no pain and  no bleeding from any place. Jn fact  each of the openings made by the instrument closed 11j3 as bloodless anil as  easily as if the man was constructed of  India rubber. The man never flinched  during tiny of the experiments, while the  instruments were jabbed into him with no  more consideration than if he hail been a  watermelon.    Building a Nickel-Steel Gun.  The force at the Washington ordnance  shops has nearly completed theassetnbling  of the first nickel-steel gun I'or the navy,  and the result is awaited with interest.  The ordnance officers have been engaged  sometime in the construction of n furnace  for heating the tube of this gun, whicli is  of oight-inch-caliber. The furnace will  apply the heat to the gun in a horizontal  instead of in a perpendicular position.  The jacket, the piece of metal which fits  over the base of the tube and gives it  | greater strength, will be forced over the  i tube, while the hitter is kept- beyond the  expanding influences of the heat by the  constant application of a stream of water.  Tin; delay in assembling the gun. the  forgiugs iif whicli hsive been ready lot-  some time, has been caused by the difficulty in securing a pyrometer, a delicate  instrument for registering the fearful  heat of the furnace. This instrument has  been received, and everything is ready  for the assembling of the gun.  HE  NELSON  Hotel Dining-Room  Under the Management of  JOHN F. GILL  Illl^    IIICl     Wil 11    illl    till-   r(!l|ltil'l!IIICIl|.S   (if    till!    pIlll-IIIIX    (Illll  (jiH-nts nf llir linn-'-.-.vliii-li is Mow tlie ri-Mirl nf tin- h-iiil-  inK HiiniiiK 11 ii -n of tin- roil nl ry. First-rlii-is nmiiiiKi'iiit'iit  i- -nrc lo al 11 .i'-l voui' ittI ri11 ion nnil luitroniiKi'.  Iii-.li:.--:   SinKlr inriils, .VI collis: iiuy hoanl. s" ih.t wci-I*.  Mrnl hunts: Itii-nkfaM, from li lo l|:.'J(l; lunch, V2 I"-';  ilimii-r, .1:110 lo S.  Special Attention to Miners.   THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now- Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST  WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS  IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention to Miners.  U00.MS FlItST-CLASS.  KATES JIODKKATK.  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  is .*-u;i'i'i.!i.-i> with tiik hkst Uranus ok all  KINDS. OK WINKS.  I.IQl'OItS,  AND CIGAKS.  Special Attention to Miners.  HELELAND  HOTEL  Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing1,  KASLO, B. C.  Devlin & McKay, Props.  TIIK MKHT C.-UISINK.       TIIK HKST HKDS.  THK HKST OK KVKI'YTIIINO.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is (inc of tin- lu\-t lintels in Timil Mountain ili-triol, mill  is the liUH(l(|iiarli.'rs for |iiD.-.ji_t'tois anil  worklnK   niiiiL'iH.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS.    PropF.  NOTICE  OF   ANNUAL  MEETING.  Tin- allium! inccliii^r of K'">ltMiu.v Lake (Ii-iiithI Mo---  pilnl Societ v, fur Iho election of iliri-t'tui's, will hi: lu'lil in  tin- society'- (illli-i-. lion-ton hlnc|*. NcImhi. Hrili-li Col-  iiinhiii. mi Tiii'-ilay, .March l.'llli, IS'J.'i. al - o'clock |i.in.  Stihserihcrs anil holilers of (S-liiontli anil I'.'-iiionth ciTtill-  calos uliiiic have votes. I-'IIANK  KI.KTl'll Kit.  Nelson, .laniiiii')' HIM. isyi. 1'resilient.  iIiS��^ THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, & 0" SATURDAY, .MAROiT  *!   189-  THB   WEEK'S   ORB   SHIPMENTS.  Kor the week eiuliti_- .March ���.'ml. tin:  over the Nelson & Fori Shoppanl railway  'Mountain Chief mine, .Slocan district,...'..  Idaho mine ������ "         ore shipments  were:  ,120 tons  ..   Ml     ii  Total    "Value (estimated at ��120 a ton)..  .I.'lll tuns  . ..SKMiSO  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  ���   Will   Hanks of Great  Falls,  Montana.  was a passenger on Wednusdav's train. Mr. Hunks is a  brother-in-law of O. If. Ink of Tiik Tumrxi:.  The roof on the kitchen of the bouvding  house at lhe Silver l-iny iiiinoi-aiiKlil llru on Thursday  and was burned oil'. No further damage was iiiiin: on account of the great depth of snow.  Slocan Prospector, l-'ebruary 2-lth: One  of George Hughes' sleighs drawn hy four horses and  loaded wilh ore, went over the precipice a mile west of  the Fifteen-iuile hoti-e I his inoriiiiig. One of lhe linr-i--;  was killed outright, and the others are so hadly crippled  thai it Is thought it will lie necessary lo kill tliem. The  driver escaped unhurt by jumping from the sleigh.  The posttil authorities having refused  to lnilLer the mail facilities I011111I from Nakusp, the citizens have taken il upon Ihciii-clver, lo make the desired  improvements. A subscript ion list, has been circulated  null a Millleicnt aniouul raised to secure two mail- ;t  week between that place and New Denver.  ''J-Ob" Kirlin, who is charged with having broken inlo It. K. Lemon's store at Three Forks and  stealing a. rifle, with which hi: afterwards attempted 10  shoot. "lion" Crane, is now iu jail at NeUon awaiting  trial.  Fved Chilcott, the well-known traveling man of Winnipeg, came in on Saturday's train.  It is expected that navigation will open  on the lower Columbia iu about, iwo weeks, the water  now being considerably higher than at this time last,  year.  The Le Roi -timing Company of Trail  Creek have over (XX) tons of ore on the wharf at Trail,  awaiting the opening of navigation 011 the Columbia  river.  Press Woodruff, Spokane's funny man,  lectured to a small audience in the Firemen's hall on  Wednesday night. Those who were there say it was  well worth* hearing.  Charles I_\vin, one of the owners of the  Lizzie C, reports that properly looking well. He and his  partners are engaged in extending the old tunnel thai  was driven last summer.  The engine of the Spokane train, while  testing the track between this place and the .summit on  Thursday night, was ditched near the latter point. An  engine sent from Marcus look out the train on .Saturday  morning.  A grand comic tind musical entertainment will be given hy the firemen and hand boys on tho  17th of this month. It is intended to make it (he event of  the season as this will be. the last of the winter concerts.  Proceeds to be used for the fire hall. Invitation is extended to Kaslo lirenien and citizens.  "Fred" Ritchie returned on Wednesday  from a trip to the coast and exlenting as far cast, as  J.ethbridge. He has been out in the interest of the Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company.  Word was received here this week that  the bond on the Josie mineral claim, situate iu Trail  Creek district has been taken up.  George Hughes, owner of the Mountain  Chief mine, Slocan district, was iu town this week and  reports that property looking better than ever.  The outgoing train 011 Friday morning  took out thirty passengers.  Fresh halibut, 17 cents: fresh salmon. I;! cents-at ('.  JvauH'man's.  No one need go without Ferry's Mining Map now. as  the price has been greatly reduced. Unmounted copies.  51; mounted styles, in proportion. Apply or write to  U'albey & Co.. Kaslo: T. Abricl. Nakusp; or to the C. &  K. S. N. Co.. Nelson.  Navel oranges, 50 to 75 cents a dozen, at C. Kaufl'nian's.  Apples. 3 and I pounds for '2ft cents, at C. Kautl'man's.  Mainland cigars, corner Haker and Josephine streets.  Meals 50 cents, rooms Sl. at Hotel Phair.  Meals 50 cents, rooms -51, at Hotel Phair.  Meals 50cents, rooms $1. at. Hotel Phair.  THE   ARMIES   OF   EUROPE.  ; Strength' of the Great   European   Powers   In  Case of War.  The military statistics of the European  nations supply a suggestive object lesson  iu: .relation   to   our present   civilix-ition.  The importance of the war footing of Europe cannot be overestimated.    In case of  a general war,  the -principal   belligerent  nations   of   Europe,    including   Turkey,  could hurl 14,991,000 men into the contest.  The standing army alone of  the greater  European nations consist of ..274,000 men.  Russia leads the list; her "peace footing"  or standing army consists, of SOS,000 men.  These soldiers are drawn from  a population of 124,000,000.   The enormous strength  of this army may be shown by comparing  it with  the army of Rome during   the  palmy days of the empire.    The permanent military  force of Rome  on  sea  and  land was only 4:"i0,000.    France conies next  to Russia, the strength of the army being  000,000 men.   This army  is drawn   from  and charged upon a population of :><S,r*00,-  (XX).    The Chauvinistic spirit of the French  people has been somewhat modified   by  the increased permanent military force of  Germany,   which   now   numbers   jIOO.OOO  men, drawn from a population of 49,000.-  (XX).    Austria, with Hungary, comes next,  the   army   numbering   .'__(*,b(X)   men,   the  population of the monarchy being 41,000,-  000. ( Fifth on the list comes .Italy, whose  armies number 247,000 men, drawn front a  population   of .'JO,000.000.    England,   notwithstanding her naval superiority, comes  ly   sixth   on  the  list,   the   population  anorAC3S>=ssv-_��__^Ti)iwiTarfr^rw-'_;  the present avei*y,g��J expense of: armies.  The statement which is sohietiiues made  that the fortunes of war are decided be-  hind the green baize doors of banker.**'  private offices contain more truth than is  at lirst apparent. War i.s now a luxury,  and, like all luxuries, can only be enjoyed  at great expense. The fact of the expense  connected with modern war has made it  unattainable to a bankrupt country, and  undoubtedly tends to make even the great  powers tliiiik twice before leaping. Anything avhich helps to discourage war and  favors the settlement of difficulties by pacific means should be encouraged, so that  increase in the production of war material may be regarded as a step in the  right direction.  MINING   IN   ALASKA.  the  Oil I  being 30,000, (XX) and   the  the  slai  '70,000.    Spain has an army  uliiig arinv  ol'l ir-.OOUnieii,  drawn from a population of I7,"i()0.()()0.  With the size of the country the s'v/.e, of  the army gradually decreases until the  pitiful hand fills of men are i cached who  form the armies of Andorra. San .Marino,  and Monaco. Switzerland isan exception,  as the constitution of this tight little republic forbids the mmntenanceof a standing army. When the "war footing*' is  considered, Germany leads with 4,000.000  men. Russia, which has the hirgeststanding army, takes a second place as regards  the war force, as she can only muster  2,iW0,000 men. France, with _.r>0('),000 men.  is not far behind. If the size of the war  footing of France and Germany be compared witli the population, it will be seen  that France, taking population for population, is a little ahead of Germany in preparing her whole available material for  war. The war strength of Austria-!Itin-  gary is 1,7HA,1)00 men: that of 1 taly.J.O.'iO.-  (XK) men, while Spain comes next, with  i,OHA,000 men, and (ireat Hritttiit follows  with only 71-'!,000. Switzerland, in case of  necessity, can furnish IS."-,000trained men.  War is constantly becoming more expensive, and while the war cloud of Europe is settling down, the financiers of the  great powers are looking with great apprehension at the cost of throwing armies  into the field composed of millions')!' men.  Emperor William will do well to increase  his war fund locked in the Jiiliiisturm of  Spaudau if 4,000,000 oi men are mobilized,  ji..s 120,000,000 marks will not last long at  Many Placer Claims That Would Pay if  Season for Mining was Longer.  Juneau City (Alaska) News says there  lire indications of the greatest rush to the  gold fields of the north that has yet been  seen, aud gives the directions of a prospector for reaching the placers:  "The distance from Juneau City fo  Forty .Mile'camp is about 7:10 iniles. The  trip is usually made in thirty (.lays. Front  Dyea to the head of Lake liennett, across  the portage, it is about thirty miles. The  best time of the year .to start is in March  before the ice and snow have begun to  melt. The supplies can then be transported by hand sleigh I'roin Dyea to the  liead of .Mud lake. The hikes are then  frozen solid, and timber can be reached,  where boat timber can be secured. We  wonld advise all those going in to fit out"  with supplies in Juneau. Take in as much  ;ts can be done conveniently, as in the interior the trading posts make one pay  dearly for all the necessaries of life.  About $120 worth of grub will be sufficient. A boat thirty feet long and five  feet wide will take one safely down the  Yukon river. The voyage on the river to  Forty Mile is usually made in ten days.  ���:At White Horse rapids and at the canyon two miles beyond, the contents of the  boat arc carried over the portage at each  place for half a mile. The boa. i.s taken  through the rapids empty, and by careful  handling no difficulty is met with. The  current of the river runs from three to  four miles an hour. About a 100 miles  down the river from the lakes Hootolin-  qua river empties into the Yukon from  the north. J3ars ou that river worked by  a rocker have paid from $.1 to$12 per day.  Salmon river is next, and its bars have  paid as high as an ounce of gold dust to  the man a day. Work can be pushed  night and day on these bars from four to  five months each season. Pelly river is  next in order and has, so far, panned out  equally as well as the other tributaries.  To give you an example, as showing the  restlessness of many of the prospectors,  French Joe in 1SS7 was making two ounces  of gold dust a day on one of these bars,  and not sat'isfieu with these returns he  moved on, saying he was going to find  richer diggings.  "Then conies Stewart river, having the  best-paying bars of any of the rivers flowing from the north. The Day brothers of  Juneau, made same fine clean-ups from  there. Forty Mile river, -flowing from the  south," has yielded more gold than all the  ��� tributaries. In the season of J887 over  .$.12.-5.000 in coarse gold was taken out by a  few miners. Miller creek is one of the last  discoveries, and last season most of the  locators did very well.  "The Yukon valley is low and rolling,  resembling the.gold fields of California.  The hills are mostly bare near the river,  covered with a- wash of small gravel and  sand. There is no heavy wash along the  river. The ground is covered, back from  the river, with moss and thick uuder-  growth and is studded in places with  birch .and Norway ..spruce.'- The formation of the bluffs is generally slate. In  some places sagebrush and bunchgrassare  found.  "The season for mining lasts from May  to October, and at Miller creek and among  the higher gulches the working season is  shorter. A person should take in a canvas  hose and traps to hydraulic the dirt, the  same as they do in California, and by  bringing the' water' from an elevation,  sluice out from .$30 to '.$40 per day. To  make a success one should work a diggings  for three or four seasons.  "'John Dix. the discoverer or the famous  gold ledge of Y'akobi island, arrived here  by sailboat Tuesday night in company  with Charles Johnson, George Hipe, aud  Tom Duxbtiry. Mr. Dix had in his possession a number of rich gold nuggets  which had the appearance of melted gold.  Some of them were worth $20. The gold  is crusted and pitted in a fine filigree  work, making the finest specimens to be  found in the territory. Mr. Dix stated  that on account of the snow and cold  weather he did not work on the ledge,  but devoted his time to building a log  cabin. lie took out a few nuggets from  t Ik- decomposed quartz at odd times when  he wasn't busy on the cabin. His returns  from the San Francisco mint on the gold  sent there indicate a fineness of .$10 to the  ounce. The mint employees, finding the  gold so pure, thought it wa.s gold amalgam  incited down. .Mr. Dix will return to the  island shortly, as he came to town for  reading matter and provisions."  see. Why, yes, f believe I did; but I  couldn't make nothing out of it, so I didn't  think 'twas worth while to send it up!"  Small Feet Must be Well Shaped.  In Europe it is supposed that the tiny  foot is the hall-mark of race, if only it be  aristocratically shaped. This latter condition is absolutely essential, and it is a  finer stain]) of high-breeding to have a  foot that is delicately formed and arched,  even if it be somewhat long, than to have  one that is short and flat. It is related  that in olden times Cleopatra, was famous  for her small foot, and, in more modern  times, Ninon de I'Enclos and Mine, de  Pompadour, whose two feet Louis the  Fifteenth could hold in one hand, tire cited  as remarkable for the beauty of their feet.  To judge by Canova's statue, princess  Horghese (Pauline Bonaparte) had a niar-  velously beautiful foot. Mine, ''.'allien  was wont to sit with her two naked feet  adorned with rings, while the beautiful  dueliesse do I.)ino could put her foot with  her boot on into any other woman's chaus-  sure. The present empress of Japan, by  the way, whose extremities are oi' marvelous delicacy and bounty of shape, obtains  all her boots, shoes, aud slippers from  Paris.  W. A. JOWETT  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson,  B.C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  i<_i-ki<:s���xtin(::  The Confederation l_Ce Association. The Pluunix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Huil<liii'j& Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED   AND  REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots in government, townsites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and oilices to rent at Xelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS  A  IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  -Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.'  W.F.  CHEMISTS and  :      DRUGGISTS  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  H **���������*  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A large and complete stock of  WALL PAPER  Don't buy inferior whisky when you can have  the best at the same price. We have now  in stock WALKER'S CELEBRATED BRANDS  ORDINARY  IMPERIAL  CLUB  SEE THAT YOU  GET THEM.  IT WILL  PAY YOU  IN THE END.  Didn't Think It Worth While.  A Sew York City broker, whoso homo  is in New Jersey, wa.s obliged to lose a  day from liis business, so lie sent word to  bis clerk at (lie office to let him know by  cipher telegram sometliiiiK of the clay's  transactions. The hours wore ou, but no  telegram appeared, and the broker began  to be mystified at the unaccountable  negligence of his faithful clerk. The tol-  grapli oflice wa.s a- mile front his homo, and  there was nothing to be done but to wait  for the messenger, who did not come.  Next morning the unhappy suburbanite  stopped on his way to the station to make  inj|tiiries at the telegraph office for his  missing telegram. The operator was an  old town gossip, with an interest in everybody's affairs, and greeted his visitor jn  neighborly fashion. "(Jood morning, sir,  all well. I hope?" "Ves, till right. I say,  didn't you get a telegram for nie yesterday;"   '���Telegram for you?   Well, let me  HUDS0NS' BAY CO.,  Baker Street, Nelson.  AC'KN'T- FOR: Jos. Schlitz, Milwaukee, LJ..S.A.; Fort  Garry Flour Mills. Winnipeg; Hiram Walker & Sons,  Walkerville.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  HASH. HOOKS, AM) WINDOW FKAMK.S  MADIO TO OUDKK.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TURNING, SURFACING. AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the Kootenay l_ike country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  Notice of Dissolution of Copartnership.  Notce is hereby Ki''en that the partnership heretofore  existing- between William 0. McLean and .lohn Lane of  Ivaslo City, H. (.'., under and of the name and si.yle of  McLean & Company, is dissolved by the withdrawn! of  said McLean from the said partnership. And the said  William C. McLean hereby gives notice that he will not  be responsible for any debts contracted in llie mime of  the said llrm by the said .lohn Lane.  Dated at Kaslo City, H. C. this lirst dav of March, A.  I).. I8!ll. W. C. McLF.AX.  Witness:   CiiAlti.i:s W. Alr.-A.v.v.  ANNOUNCEMENT.  "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'  G-oods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and G-lassware at cost.  ANNUAL STOCK TAKING SALE.  During1 the month of February we will give  a Cash Discount of- from. TEN to TWENTY per  cent on everything in the DRY G-OODS DEPARTMENT in order.to reduce our stock and make  room for spring- goods.  Sewing' Machines, Newspapers, Books, Stationery  Legal Forms, Office Sundries, Toys, Fancy Goods.  School Supplies  a Specialty.  ___TjROTsrT  STEEET,  KASLO.  roeeries,Mapdwape, Iron and Steel  MININQ  COMPANIES,  MINERS,  AND   PROSPECTORS  FURNISHED  WITH  SUPPLIES.  lsr_E]"V7"  X)_B_J_nT"\T_E]_R  EBVELSTOKB  _A._sr__>    jst-_v__<_:tts_p  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  and . General ���Merchandise  Snag-proof Gum Boots; Lumbermen's Rubbers and Overshoes;  Hand-made Calfskin Boots; Grain and Kip Bluchers; Canvas and  Tan Ox-goocls; 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.  _^ecWd"rai__wayin  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  __.__. _3-_VX-__    ___LLCTW_--:D   _?-OR   GOOD   _3T_riX__DI_-TGrS.  For   Member   of   the   Legislative   Assembly.  Tliu iin(l(;rsiKiu;<l announce^ liiniHcir us a ciiiitlirliili! for  tniiiiiliur of I Ik; luKislnLivu assembly from I .In; soul li riding  of West Kootonay District., siilijurt. to tin; notion of tin;  ('(invention to lie hold at Nelson on April 121 li, ISill.  Nolson, .Iiiniiiiry lot li. 18111. J. KKKD IICMK.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  ____?_?!_"_T   _h-0_-.   PBICEE  _vn____?S- ETC.,  TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Tl  Ni.'lsoi  SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING.  lirst regular inootinK of tin; slinn;liol(l(;i\-  in lliu  llydrntilio Mining ('onipniiy, Limited, will lielidil  nt  tin; -oIiiiiiuiv'h ollleo. on \\ estHnkor sln;i;(, Nelson,  Hrilish Coliiinljiii, on Tuesday, March  Kith, ISill. at  II  o'clock A.M. ti. W. RICHARDSON, Houndnry.  Nelson, H.C. Ychrunry 2'Avd, l��!U.  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, $4:1:0 each; butter dishes, from $1.50 to $3.50; pickle dishes,  from $2 to $5.   Full lines of above-mentioned goods always kept in stock.  Houston Block, Corner of Baker and  Josephine Streets,  (f.Sfl  m  __.  m  to  t'.r" .*.'  tt ���_/*-! *  -i\

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