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 .r.m_in-r? f   fi nrti iiimn i ihiib ii iii i ��� ���   ��������� nm iinim hhiiiiihi i iiJiii��M��iiiHLi!Pliijijf��Jl  It  6fcb94|  Provincial Library  KQOTEInax  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.  ./.'.c.|HLAll._'7/X  '"RAILROADS  ���ivfi^lre^y. Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Br   vj>Mming   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the  Year   Round.  SECOND YEAR.-NO.  35.  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, JULY 21,  1894.  ONE DOLLAR A YEAR-  GLORY ENOUGH  FOR  ONE  YEAR.  THE   MUCH   DESPISED   OPPOSITION   ON  TOP   IN   SOUTH    KOOTENAY.  Fred Hume Carries Every Polling Place in  the Riding Except Three-���The Election  Passes off Without a Hitch-���The'Defeated  Party Takes its Defeat Good Naturedly.  The election   campaign  was- closed in  South Kootenay on Tuesday by the election ol* Fred Hume, the .opposition candidate. While the campaign wasa lengthy  .one,'for it really'commenced iu .January,  it was conducted, in a gi cat'measure, in a  spirit ot' fairness.   The'Opposition made  no attempt to array section against section,   or   town   against  town;   and   the  'jfTorts of the government party to keep  life   in  the racial   cry were   ineffectual.  The public meetings were well attended,  and the speakers had no cause to complain  of the treatment accorded them,   lint one  meeting was held at Nelson, and it clearly  proved that the opposition had at least  one   local    man   more   than   a   'match',  in debate,  for premier.'Davie.   The pre-,  mier has ability, but his ability does not  show to good  advantage  on  the  hustings.   He   takes  up  top  much   time  in  discussing points of little interest, and is  too apt to make .statements that can be  easily  refuted.   At  Nelson   on   Monday  night he tired his supporters with a dissertation on  the heartiness, with .which  the coal miners of Nanaimo supported liis  government, and angered them with his  blundering in. introducing a Nakusp  &  Slocan time-check,  in order to refute a  point made by Mr. Kerr, his opponent.'  Mr. Davie might appear to better advantage were he defending defensible acts,  but the acts of his government that he  was called on to defend were indefensible,  and he was forced to so admit before leaving the platform. Mr. Kerr, his opponent,  speaks, readily,-and is easily more than a  match for Mr. Davie. In fact, with longer  residence, so as to become better posted  iu   provincial  history  and politics, Mr.  Kerr will not have an equal in the province as a "stump speaker."  The meeting at Nelson was called by  the opposition,'...the- government party  being invited to take part. G. A. Bigelow  occupied the chair. Mr. Hume spoke lirst,  and was followed by Mr. Buchanan, Mr.  Houston, Mr. Davie, and Mr. Kerr. The  speakers were .limited as to time, ami all  were satisfied with the time allotted them  except Mr. Davie. He could not say what  he wanted to in an hour, and the people  in attendance showed by leaving the hall  when he appeared for further hearing  that they knew when they had enough.  Judging from the expressions heard  after the meeting, the audience left the  hall strong in the belief that Mr. Davie  had blundered by appearing in Nelson at  all.  At Nelson tlie election passed off quietly  and without a hitch. The polling place  was in the court room at the court house.  W. J. Goepel was the returning officer,  Mr. Rashdall and Mr. Sanson) clerks, and  Mr. Selous and Mr. Houston scrutineers.  During the first hour 37 votes were polled;  45 were polled in the second, 29 in the  third, 25 in the fourth, 19 in the fifth, 23 in  the sixth, 27 in the seventh, and 1.0 in the  eighth. The l'esult was known iu less  than half an hour after the poll closed,  and it was a surprise to both sides.  The supporters of Mr. Buchanan had  all along claimed that they were in  the majority iu Nelson, and that they  could, at the worst, hold Mr. Hume  even. Mr. Hume's supporters churned the  town should give hi in a liiajoi'ity of at  least 50, and none of them reckoned on  less than 20. When the returns were received from Toad mountain and 'Waneta,  the government forces gave up the fight,  and thev opposition army was "dead sure"  that Mr. Buchanan would not save his deposit. AtOo'elock the Kaslo arrived from  Ainsworth with the returns from that  place. When they were announced, a  cheer went up that could have beeu heard  ten miles away had the atmospheric conditions been favorable. The Nelson  brought the returns from Kaslo and the  polling places in Slocan district on Wednesday morning. While they showed  that Mr. Buchanan had not lost his deposit, they also showed that every camp  hi Slocan district lnul proved true and  voted as they had talked.  The law as regards the closing of barrooms was strictly observed at Nelson,  but promptly at midnight on Tuesday the  boys formed in line and had their whistles  wet at the several hotels and saloons.  Although the crowd was large, not a  single altercation took place, and the  jollilication was closed witli a speech and  a song by the premier himself, he being  voted a "jolly good fellow" by the crowd.  On Saturday forenoon the returns were  canvassed by the l-eturuing officer for the  riding, with'the result as below:  Hume. Hiicliiumn.  Nelson   Kaslo     New Denver.  Three Korku  WlllHOII   Silverton ....  A inn worth ...  Krederieton..  Spronle'M   l.ykorl'H   Vviuielii.. ..  Piinnui City.  Total   Con n ted.  Hi.k'i:  eil.  Counted. lii.jeeted.  ...133  1  'i                       1  ...  I'.  ��.-)                    :i  ... ill  1  _ti                      i  ... III!  :i  til  ... XI  :i  It!                       1  ... 'ill  i  1!                       1  ...  Iii  1 T  :i  ...    1 .  ...  IH  :t  ��� 1  1  ...  ;*  I,  i  Iii  1  ....'  i  1  101  ���m  Election Aftormath.  An  estimate  of the crowd  that celebrated fr'rcil Hume's election on Tiies.luy iiiglil cum lie  formed from Ihe following: When leaving tlie Stanley  house, a well-known Vernon street business man shouted,  "Lot us form in single line, and we'll reach from here to  tlie (iulf of Mexico."  Is it not strange that the men who made  the lirst. locations in every camp in the riding voted for,  or favored the election of, Kred ITuine.  The truth of the adage "Man's gratitude  to man," was clearly shown after tlie result was definitely known. Not a single government man hud a kind  wont for tlie defeated candidate.  The south, riding  of   West  Kootenay  polled more votes than any other rural district or riding  in the province except one. Delta riding of New Westminster district polled -851 votes against, our (i8.'i.  The percentage of rejected ballots was  altogether too large. Twenty-four out of (183 indicates  carelessness as well as ignorance.  Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, early on Tuesday .night, turned over to Charles Clark '.Sproulc the  "rooster" he hud at times so exultantly exhibited before  the election.  ���Burring Kaslo, Fred IIume beat his opponent two to one in the riding, and had votes to spare.  Considerable betting was indulged in,  and the government men at Kaslo would all have gone  broke had the returns from Sloean been held back for n  short time.  Ainsworth is. the..banner precinct, having given Hume over six to one. Silverton conies next  with nearly live to one.  The vote polled throughout the riding  indicates that the free miners of Kootenay intend to do  their whole duty to their country. The vote polled was  71 per cent of the voters'list.  There were several surprises.   One was  when Fred It tchie telegraphed the result of the poll at  Wtineta, which was claimed to be a government stronghold, and another was when the returns were received  from Duncan City, a place that was said to be convenient  to over seventy-odd voters. J Jut the greatest surprise  was when Dan Taylor arrived from Itykert's saying that  he had managed to convince three voters in that stronghold to vote for Hume.  Jack Maginty is a politician from one of  the buck counties in Ohio. He is working on Toad mountain, and two weeks ago reported that there were just  live Buchanan votes on the mountain.  Although   Nelson   polled   the  greater  number of votes, many votes rightfully belonging to  Kaslo were polled in the Slocan.  11. B. Kerr of New Denver easily won  lirst place a* a debater. When the premier, rather peevishly, insinuated that the opposition were afraid to give  him time for a proper presentation of his arguments. Air.  Kerr's reply was. that he was willing to debate with him j  iu a hall or in the open air, for an hour or for all night,  then or at. any future time. The premier said no more  about the opposition being afraid.  One thing was clearly shown at Nelson,  that is. that not one voter in ten knew how to properly  fold a ballot paper. "''���''_��'  The Slocan camps polled 239 votes, 70  percent of Ihe vote being for tlie opposition candidate.  A plain intimation that the miners are opposed to tho  goverment's mining legislation.  In the Slocan, Mr. Buchanan is known  as a "dry proposition" and John Grant as a "wet proposition." ..         "Peace ou earth and good will to man"  was the spirit that, actuated the scrutineers at Nelson.  Although both arc reputed a trifle "touchy"and "hair-  triggered," they sat at the same table for eight hours  without even a "jangle" occurring. The one objected to  two voters and the other to five.  Fred Hume, the successful candidate,  says if he had it to do over again he wouldn't do it. Politics is not what it is cracked up to be.  The Hume Campaign Club of Kaslo deserve great praise for making so good a tight against men  who were both insulting and intolerant, both before and  after the election.  C. 111. Ellieott, a civil engineer of Kaslo,  made tlie absurd statement that one Buchanan vote was  worth, in intelligence, two Hume votes. "Bob" Green  called him down, and Bob did right. Taking the rejected  ballots as evidence of intelligence. 3.!) per cent of the  Hume vote lacked horse scn-'e as against 3.2 per cent of  the Buchanan vote. The men who imagine themselves  "smart" are not always "the" smart people.  The statement that the people of Nelson  burned Kaslo in effigy because of the latter's vote on  election day is made out of whole cloth. Aside from the  posting of a few humorously worded bulletins by George  'Arthur Bigelow, no other action was taken: and the only  expressions heard were ones of regret, that Kaslo had  not kept in line with the other towns in the riding.  Election Returns.  nokth yam-;.  Martin.   McC  utehcon.  11!)  3  Ducks  23  i  3  11!  12  10  ���>  8  North Kiver, school house    4  9  ���>  fi  12  1  t;  n  227  KAST KOOTKNAY.  Baker.  Schou.  51  Palliscr     1  .")  Field  IS  i  Roger's Pass  Hi  .->  18  Donald      31  37  3li  1  Wasa     ii  II  II  it;i;  WKHT  KOOTKNAV  (NOItTII   KIDINCil.  Keltic.  Brown.  Kevelstoke  7;*>  I'.i  11  lllecillcwaet  13  1  ���>���>  ,i  o  Ore Shipments From Trail Greek.  Ore is again being shipped from Trail  Creek district, and from this tinieon shipments are likely to be continuous. The  Le Roi ore will go out by way of Spokane  hereaftei', and not by way of Revelstoke.  One hundred tons will be shipped from  the War Fagle, in order to find out the  best method of working it. J. A. Finch  is reported well pleased with the War  Eagle, and he is also reported as having  disposed of all his interests in the Cu'tir  d Alenes, in order to give his entire time  to his property interests in West Kootenay.   An Issue Plainly Stated.  Arthur McEwen, in San Francisco Examiner: "It is impossible to make laws  that will fit perfectly all conditions. Labor  unions have arisen to supplement the  work of the law-maker. Without labor  there can be no wealth. Kvory dollar  possessed by Mr. Pullman and Mr. Huntington has been produced by human  labor. It is stored up toil, as coal is stored  up sunshine, and the laborei's happen to  know this. Because capital can command  labor by purchase like any other commodity capital falls into the error of regard  ing it as a commodity merely,   it forgets  the human brain and human heart of the  laborer���forgets that he is a follow creature, with the same affections and passions  as the capitalist and the same longing for  the things, that make life worth living.  Labor declines to consider itself only a  commodity, and if its .price is to be regulated by the law of'supply and demand it  does what it can to control  the supply.  That is business.   Ifence trades'unions.;  ' Railroad managers who form pools for the  regulation of fares and freights need no  enlightenment on this subject.   Neitheri  do they deal in "abstract principles of,  right  and  justice" in   fixing the prices;  which their customers shall pay for rail-j  way service.   The trades-union principle,  of getting all that is to be had���"all that  the traffic will bear"���is good enough for  railroad managers when they are.running;,  railroads and  not writing letters to the:  newspapers and calling on the president  to order out troops and save our Christian  civilization.   Capital without labor is as:  helpless as a train ���without trainbands.  On that fact labor bases its claim to have  a say in what capital shall do.   The fact  enforces the claim, for this is a world of/|  facts, not of abstractions."  , ' Coinage of Silver Resumed.  For a: wonder, the Cleveland administration has issued orders to the mint  authorities * atf San Francisco and New  Orleans to begin at once coining '.silver,  dollars, and during the present month to  coin up to the ordinary capacity of the  mints. The silver to be first coined will  be the blanks and ingots, of which there  is sufficient to coin about $1,500,000 at  these'two', mints'and at Philadelphia. As  soon as this supply is exhausted work will,  probably begin on silver bars, of which  there is a year's supply at Philadelphia.  So far as can be learned it is not the purpose of the government to extend coinage  of the seigniorage beyond a few millions.  Each of the three mints will probably be  worked at their normal capacity on silver  dollars for the next several months at  least, and presumably to the end of this  year..  , '     ."  Strike Reported in East Kootenay.  Bonner's Ferry Herald, 14th:   "Captain  . G. R. Gray, of the firm of Jameson &  Gray, left last Tuesday for the Fort Steele  country to locate some gold claims.   The  captain and his partner Mr. Jameson have  had parties out prospecting for them this:  season and it is believed that they have  struck it rich.   The captain left post lmste  for the scene of the strike, and neither he  nor the prospector who came in after him  would state their exact destination.   The  mystery and haste connected  with  trip leads to the conclusion that a  strike has been made."  THE   PASSAGE   OF   THE   TARIFF   BILL  the  the  big  Killed by Parties Unknown.  The inquest held on the body of John  Kneebone, who was killed by masked men  at Gem, Idaho, resulted in a verdict being  l'eturned that death resulted from gunshot wounds fired by unknown parties.  The principal witness, a man who was  helping Kneebone in the shop at the time  he was killed, received his pay and left  the country the day before the verdict  was returned. The Wallace Miner says:  "It is a little singular that he should leave  so promptly upon receiving his time, but  it is said that he had good and sufficient  reasons for so doing."  Proposed Railway Subsidies.  Among the l-ailway subsidies proposed  by the Dominion government are the following for British Columbia railways:  From the junction of Elk and Kootenay  rivers to Coal creek (Crow's Nest pass).'M  miles, $103,800. Abbotsford to Chilliwaek,  21 miles, $07,200. Nicola Valley, 28 miles,  from the end of the western end of the  subsidized road, $8!),(i()0. Nakusp & Slocan  :i) miles from Nakusp to Three Forks  $l2l,r)00.           Is Probably Defeated.  Reports from the east riding of Yule  district indicate the defeat of Mr. Vernon,  the government candidate. The polling  places of Vernon, Enderby, and Armstrong give Graham, the opposition candidate, 8") majority. Mr. Vernon's defeat  will not be tin irreparable loss either to  the government or to the country.  Milling Gold Ore.  The  Poorman   10-stamp mill, six   miles  southwest of Nelson, is running night and  day. From twelve to fifteen tons of on;  are run through every twenty-four hours.  The water supply is holding out better  than expected; but, if it is found necessary, a 2-mile flume will be built to bring  iu an additional supply from Sandy creek.  Is Without Character.  The Vancouver World is attempting to  show that public opinion calls for the resignation of Mr. Cotton, one of the three  members-elect from Vancouver. Public  opinion is not likely to be voiced in the  columns of a newspaper without character, such as is The World.  Hauling Ore From the Sliver King.  Three  1-horse  teams  are  hauling  ore  from the Silver King mine to Nelson, and  the indications are that they will bo so  engaged until Christmas. About I'oi'ty  men are employed at the mine and in the  erection of buildings.  A Big Strike Reported on tho Idaho.  Word comes through from Now Denver,  under date of the 10th instant, that a big  strike was made on the Idaho, a mine in  Twin lake basin.  Will not Bring Relief to the People of  United  States.  Salt Lake Tribune:    "The tariff bill has  passed  the  senate.   A   conference  committee of the two houses will, no doubt,  agree  to  the senate  amendments,   and  probably before the end of next week it  will be a law.   It is an unfortunate affair.  It pleases ho one,'not even its supporters.;  We believe that a-majority of them honestly wished that at least it might be de-;  feated in; the senate.-   In one way tire west  can rejoice over it, because it will take  the last prop out from under those who  have been saying that with the tariff readjusted prosperity would come.   It will  not come.   The disease is deeper.   Indeed,  the pressure has reached a point where  the tariff does not much more count.  The  wise men of the east have been exhausting their thoughts and their lungs in explaining to the people that the thing in  the way was the uncertainty regarding  the tariff legislation.    The   uncertainty  will be over now within a week, and they  will all find themselves as much mistaken  this year as they were last, when they  said a repeal of the purchase clause of the  Sherman   law   would   bring  prosperity.  This tariff ."measure is the hist shot that  they have in their locker.   When it shall  be tried and no significant results follow,  when'it shall be tried and no relief comes  to either the people or the government,  then   they   will  be  forced   to  consider  whether after all there is not something  else the matter.   And when tlie question  is full before them, and no explanation  can be given, then we take it that the  statesmen in both parties will be forced  to come down and consider the real situation, will be forced to admit that the fall  in prices, the congestion in business, and  the universal trouble is due to the fact  that the.money of the country, the real  money'of ultimate redemption, has been  reduced to so small a quantity that, measured by it, the property of the country  becomes almost valueless, and the products of the country do not pay the expenses of producing them.   Then  there  will be silver men springing up all around.  , Then old hardened goldites will be forced  out of their holes, and will have todeclare  i that they have been mistaken, and justice  \will be done at last.   We bid the men of  jtlie west to hope.   Their honest demands  'wilLnot'inuch longer be deniedrThe right  is going to triumph, and silver is going to  be fully restored this year or next, ami as  we read the signs of the times, the chief  debate in the campaign of '00 will be the  insistance of both Democrats and Republicans that they and their party have always been the true friends of silver.   The  tariff as i-evisetl is going to cripple many  an industry.   It is going to demonstrate  that the theory on which the revision was  made is a false theory, and still we exult,  because the passage of the bill removes  the last excuse of the praters who have  been insisting that we must have sound  money, even  if we starve to death, and  out of it justice is going to come."  Comparisons are Odious.  It the election proved one thing more  than another, it. proved that the redistribution bill passed at the last session of  the legislature was unfair aud that the  government was grossly ignorant of the  population of the different sections of the  province. Eight thousand nine hundred  and seventy-seven registered voters on  Vancouver Island were allotted fourteen  members and a like number of registei'ed  voters on the Mainland were given but  eight members. To detect the glaring inequalities of the bill, comparisons need  not be confined to the 'representation tic-  corded the Island as against the Mainland.  Take some of the Mainland constituencies.  For instance, compare the registered voting strength of the south riding of West  Kootenay with the registered _ voting  strength of Lillooet and Cariboo districts.  The south riding of West Kootenay has a  voting strength of nine hundred and  twenty-five. Cariboo and Lillooet together .have about the same strength.  Vet South Kootenay will be represented  in the legislative assembly by one member  while Cariboo and Lillooet will be represented by four members. Other gross inequalities could beshown ; but the election  is over, and comparisons are odious.  Should be Superannuated.  The Victoria Times of the 17th voices  the opinion of a majority of the people of  the province when it says that the  vacancy iu the chief-justiceship should bo  filled by an outside lawyer of ability  rather than by the promotion of one of  the associate justices. The Times might  havesaid'furthor. that the province would  be the gainer in reputation if the superannuation of Mr. justice Crease and Mr.  justice McCreight was brought about tit  once. The former, especially, has outlived his usefulness, for no judge can be  useful whose motives are questioned.  Says The Times: "Among other rumors  about the vacant chief-justiceship i.s one  to tlie effect that the position has been  offered to Mr. justice McCreight. A good  many people would like to see the position  offered to an eastern lawyer of standing  and ability, who would bring to the work  a mind tiuinlluenced by' old friendships  and animosities, or by professional and  social relations. Among the justices most  favored by the public for preferment arc  Mr. justice Drakcand Mr. justice; Walkem.  Justice Crease, who claims seniority on  the bench, and justice McCreight are no  longer young men, and if they have not  alrcady'nl lamed lo the age al which they  can be superannuated at the will of the  government, it will only be a few years  until that time has arrived. Among the  lawyers mentioned for seats on the bench  are Mr. Pooley of this city and Mr. McColl  of Westminster."  Railways and Steamboats.  Trains are now running through  from  Spokane to ���Northport on the Spokane &  Northern, the washout at Seven   Devils  having been repaired, and from this time  on there will  be no wagon transfer between  Nelson and Spokane.   On the Columbia 6c Kootenay,  trains will  be run  between   Nelson   and   a'-point 2k   miles  below Nelson'on Wednesday, and through  to Nelson by August .,10th.   The track of  the Nakusp 6c Slocan will be laid to the  head of Slocan lake by the 20th.   A spur  will be put in at the head of the lake to  allow of transfers being;made with the  steamer Hunter.   It is reported that the  rate on "first-class freight will be SS cents  a hundred between .Nakusp and the head  of the lake.   The steamer Lytton is 'again  in commission, and  is running between  Nakusp and   Revelstoke.   On  Kootenay  lake,'the-.manager of the steamer Ainsworth '-reports business picking up.,. The  Nelson  makes regular trips to Bonner's  Ferry, but outside business is still slack.  The  tugs   Kaslo and 'Idaho   have little  local business to do.   J  MUST   FIBST   REACH   BEDROCK.  AN   OPINION   AS   TO   THE  THE   CARIBOO   CREEK  WORTH   OF  PLACERS.  Tho Creek Staked for a Distance of Fourteen  Miles, and a Number of Companies Have  Commenced Active Operations.  The Dps and Downs of Life.  A canvass of the employees of one of  Chicago's street railway '....companies  brought to light some interesting facts.  One Conductor had operated a manufacturing establishment which employed 800  men; another a yea)' ago was worth over  a quarter of a million dollars: fifteen were  college graduates, and several others had  graduated from high schools with honors.  A like result was brought to light right  here in Nelson. ".Jim" 'McDonald, who  has the contract for repairing the damage  done by the flood to the depots and warehouses of the Canadian Pacific railway,  reports having in his employ one 'man  that a few years ago had an income of  $1000 a day from a mine in Colorado; another that was at one time a professor in  Edinburgh University; and still another  that carried off tlie highest honors  awarded last winter by the Literary and  Debating Society of Kaslo.  A Fruitful Source of Litigation.  It seems that the Bon Ton,' a mineral  claim in Slocan district, is a fruitful source  of litigation. The New Denver Prospector  of the Llth says: "On Monday, M. Ediams.  charged with stealing ore from the Bon  Ton, was brought before D. B. Bogle, J.  P., for examination. F. F. MeNaughton  appeared for the complaining witness and  C. W. McAnn for the defendant. It was  proved and not disputed that the defendant took twenty sacks of ore from the  tunnels claimed by the Bon Ton, and was  preparing to take more. Defendant  claimed that the Bon Ton was improperly  surveyed, and that the tunnels are on the  Manhattan, on which he has a lease. After  the examination of several witnesses and  the usual amount of sparring by the attorneys, defendant was bound over in the  sum of $000 bail, which he secured, to appear before the county court."  Placer Mining on Sheep Creek.  Seven men are at work on Sheep creek,  a tributary of Salmon river. Ou Hill's  claim, a ditch is being dug to turn the  creek, and the owner expects to begin  ground sluicing next week. At present  considerable difficulty is had in getting  supplies to the ground. The distance  from Salmon siding on the Nelson 6c Fort  Sheppard railway is only about six miles,  but there is no trail.  Supplementary Appropriations.  The following appropriations hit ve been  brought down in the supplementary estimates by the Dominion government:  Protection of the banks of Columbia river  at Golden, $;100; improvement of Kootenay river between Canal Plat and Fort  Steel. $;")(KK); protecting banksof Columbia  river at Revelstoke (provided the provincial government contributes a like  amount), $.")0(H).  th  Dry Ore  here   will   be no  Pilot   May   sine  in SlglH.  hick of dry ore once  ter is in   operation.  Mines like the Skyline. Number One. and  Tain O'Shauter, in Ainsworth district, can  and  like  ore  the  y to  is in  alone furnish all that needed,  dry ore belt hack of Watson is  be ti steady producer. Tht; dry  sight.  Repairing the Telegraph Line.  James Wilson, superintendent of the  Pacific coast telegraph lines of tin- Canadian Pacific, is at work between Nelson  and Kaslo with a gang of line repairers.  It is expected that tin; line will be in  working order between Nelson and Revcl-  stoke within three; weeks.  Defeated the Government.  The government party in New South  Wales, Australia, was not as successful at  the poles as was the-same party in British  Columbia. The election resulted in the  defeat of the government, and the rel urn  of ~>H i'ree trade,.'!!) protection, and :J8 labor  members.  Forty Men at Work,  The superintendent of the Pilot Hay  smelter has arrived, and the force at work  about the grounds numbers forty men,  The damage hy the high water is not, as  great as was at lirst estimated.  The first authentic report regarding the  placer discoveries  on   Cariboo  creek   is  given below.    A. R. McPhee, who made a  trip to the ground, is in Nelson.   He says  that the creek is a long one, and that if  the ground is good full}' 5000 men could  find.employment.   But he says the creek  does not look like a good creek; that the  wash is granite, and the boulders large  and close together.   The only favorable  indication is the presence of heavy iron  rock. The creek is a large one, the bottom  in places being a thousand feet wide. The  only gold yet found is out of the top wash,  as bedrock has not been reached on any of  the claims, and it only crops out in one  place,   about   twenty-two  miles   up tho  creek.   The largest piece yet washed is  "."not woi'th to exceed  twenty-five cents.  There are no indications of quart/, veins,  and  there tiro but \'ew bars.   The creek  lias been'staked for a distance of fourteen  miles.  Cariboo creek is a tributary of Trout  creek, which empties into the narrows of  the Columbia river about twenty miles  below Nakusp. The junction of the two  creeks is about live miles from the .steamboat lauding." Claims have also been  staked on Canyon creek a tributary of  Cariboo creek.  Men are coming and'going daily, and at  present there'are about a hundred men  on   the   ground,  most of  them   making  preparations'to open claims.   Lumber is  being whipsawed for half a dozen companies.   The   Dominion   Day   Company,  made up of R. Matheson, IL Lane, II. Mc-  Kav. J. Madden. T. Duffy, W. S. Murray,  J. Milne, W. IL Barnfat'her,  M.  Condon.  .1. McKiernan, T. Gordon, and G. M. Spencer, "is'fully represented  on  the ground.  The Discovery claim is owned by .N.'De-  mers, A. Tasser, G. Ellis, and  Ben Rodd.  Other  claims ami companies tire represented   by   from   one  to ten   men.'   The  Crown is owned by S. Coulter, C.' Vacler,  G. Carry, J. J.  Brown. J. Officer, and C.  Dundee; the Scepter by S. Dundee. 'W.  McGrogan,  P. II.  Peterson, W. J. Downers, L. Rov. and E. Jones; the Rising Sun,  by  IV McDonald, J.  W. Thomas,  J.  II.  Nolan, and W. A. Jones: the Langdon, by  II. Bolander, G. Alexander, li. B. Corsoii,  C.  Sapandon.   W.   C.   Cttppock.  and  A.  Beaton: the Tottenham, by J. E. Millard,  M. Beaton, J. Derliatn, A. McDonald, IL'  F.   Benson.  W.   II.  Willi. II. Malouse, J.  Rates,  W.   IL   Burton,  and' W.   Parker;  the Legal Tender, by W. Thondinson, T.  Abricl.aud L. Abricl"'; the Lady Sampson,  by II. Madden, W. C. Sampson. E. Sampson, C. II. Osier. J. Hoverton. J. Galbraith,  and L. Daiisereau.    Messrs. B. Burton, A.  A.  McPherson,  A.  Midline, S.  Haig,  IL  Hammond. M. Madden, L. Alexander. J.  McLeod. A. Burton, IL S. Burton, A. McDonald, J.   II. Dawson, F. Bourne, J. C.  Gore,  B.   McDonald, J. Anderson, S. Mc-  Ivinnoii. C. Wright, G.Jordan, S. Walker,  W. C. McLean, D. J. Darraugh, F. G. Fauquier,  D.  A.  McDonald,   R. T.   Lowery,  and  many others have claims staked iu  their names.  Hugh Madden has built'a very good  stopping ulace at the steamboat landing,  and Ben Rodd litis another near the Discovery claim.  .Air. McPhee says opinions differ as to  the worth of the ground, but his opinion  is that if gold is found iu paying quantities it will be on bedrock.  Wasteful Prodigality.  Nelson has been credited with extravagant liberality in raising over $S00 for  prizes and expenses in celebrating Dominion Day. but the following from an Indiana paper shows that Terre Haute. Indiana, a town but little larger than Nelson,  is wastefully prodigal in raising money  for purses for horse races. The paper  says: "Indiana ranks lirst among all  slates in harness racing. In number of  mile and half-mile tracks she stand* lirst.  She is I he only state in lhe I'ltion t lint has  to its credit a track over which it mile has  been made in 'J:01 and a mile paced in a  race in 2:01. The largest, amount, of money  ever given by it racing association iu the  history of harness racing is the $00,000  hung up by the Terre Haute Fair for its  meeting during the week of August I * tt ti  to ISlli, inclusive. The largest amount of  money mer contended for by harness  horses is the $21,000 purse which the Terre  Haute Pair hits on its programme for  Tuesday, August I Ith."  Wake Up. Mr. Fletcher!  Is it not about time that Hint  for  a   (ri-weekly   mail   service  Kaslo and New Denver was let?  tion on Tuesday showed  (lit! im  of the route.   At Sproulc'.  miles from Kaslo, 21 vote.  Watson,   five miles fttrt  contract  bet ween  Theclec-  portnncc  . which is fifteen  were polled : at  icr ou, "il votes  were polled; .")S votes were polled at  Three Porks. Surely these |;i:i voters  are entitled lo adequate mail facilities,  and all the more so when the whole  distance to be covered is but thirty  miles. Wake up, Mr. Fletcher! for the  men of Kootenay know how to vote,  and many days may not elapse before  they may be called on to cast their ballots  for ii member of the Dominion house.  m  W,i*  . i->;.:-��  ta  JWSp  Sfli-  ���m  ;-'.-K..  ~$��$  R^T  h'wHf  ",iVJK".  -,'��� --.-'���-_���  wens*.  .to  .'.'iV.'|>Jr  -rajT^n-:  l*Tvis_i* THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C, SATURDAY, JULY .21, .1894.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE is published on Saturdays, by .lonN  Houston' & Co., and will bo mailed to subscribers  ou payment of Oxu Dollar a year. No subscription  taken for- less tbau a year.  KKGULA'U ADVtiU.TISKMF.NTS prinlcd at tlie following rates: One inch, S.'ili a year; two inches,  StiO a.year; three inches SSI a year: four inches,  ��9(i a year; live inches. ��10,. a year; six indies and  over, nt the rate of 81.50 an inch per iiioiilli,  TRANSIENT ADVKItTISKMKNTS L'd cents a line for  first insertion'and III cents a line for each additional  insertion." Birth, marriage, and death notices free.  LOCAL, OR RKADING MATTKR NOTICICS ii cents a  lino each insertion.  JOR PRINTING nt fair rates. All accounts for job  printing' and advertising payable on the first of  ovorv month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS nil cominuiiicatlons to  THE TRIHUNE, Nelson. II. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaHAU, M.I).���Physician' and Surgeon.   Itooms .')  ���   and 1 Houston block, Nelson.   Telephone l_.  LR. HARRISON, B. A.���Hamster at. Law, Convey-  ��� ancer, Notary Public, Commissioner for-taking A Ill-  davits for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc.  Ollices--Ward St., between linker aud Vernon, Nelson,  from the outside at tlie call of the leaders  ol! the government party returned home  strong in the belief that tlie opposition "in  South Kootenay is well able to take care  of itself.   The sectional cry of "Mainland against  the Island" was .hot'.heard in the south  riding, iind it is not likely to be heard at  future elections. The people of this section know that the cry isa selfish one, and  there is nothing selfish about the men  who delve iu the earth for precious nietfils.  TRICKS   OP   THE   GREEN   TABLE.  Professional Gamblers Introduce Some Crafty-  Arts in Poker. .  "Paper men,".explained a veteran-poker  're.ss reporter, "are  ��lie ��tibmuv  SATURDAY MORNING..  JULY 21, 1891  THE   RESULT   IS   SATISFACTORY.  The result of the election in the south  riding can only mean that the Davie government has not the conlidenco of the  people, for in no constituency in the province were the issues more clearly defined.  The opposition claimed that the interests  of the ���������province were not safeguarded in  the Nakusp 6c Slocan  deal; that the  redistribution bill was unfair; that the mining "industry was hampered by unwise  legislation; and that laboring men should  be protected by law from the rapacity of  corporations and individuals  who issue  time-checks.   The government party simply maintained  that opposition   to   the  government could only result in the district not'getting its rightful share of 'appropriations,  and  it  was   therefore tlie  duty of the people to elect a member who  Avould "stand in" with the party in power.  Surely men so lacking in principle merited  defeat at the polls.    Mr. Hume, the successful candidate, is pledged to carry out  the principles''of his. party; he has made  no other pledges.   The men who elected  him are not office seekers, and he will not  at any   time be pestered by the office-  seeking  class.'   The opposition  party..in  the south riding has no "bosses," therefore  Mr. Hume will be free to act for the best  interests of all the people of the riding.  He was not elected to offer factious opposition to the government, and  he will  not do so.   South Kootenay is fortunate  in   having  a   member-elect   who 'is   not  above the men who elected him.  STAY   WITH   THE   COUNTRY.  .Tiik Miner, ina long and labored edi-  itorial, would have it appear that' Mr.  Hume was elected because of his personality and not because of the party that  supported hint being in the majority.  Well, then, the party that supported Mr.  Hume should be credited with good generalship in bringing out a candidate that  at least one good quality.  The Vancouver World of Saturday last-  states that "the premier is making a vig-  " orous light in South Kootenay and is  " doing yeoman work for Mr. Buchanan.  " The chances for Mr. Hume are growing  " beautifully less. John Grant, ex-M.P.P.  " iind ex-mayor of Victoria, i.s also doing  " yeoman work for Mr. Buchanan.". Judging from the result, the "yeoman" of South  Kootenay must have been working for  Mr. '.Hume.     >.  ABOUT   THE   WOMEN.  The business situation is no more depressed in Kootenay than  iii other sections of the province, and  probably not  as much so as in adjoining sections of the  states to the south.   That the present depression will be long-continued is not at  all likely, for within sixty days ore shipments will be reported from every camp  in  the district.   The completion of  the  Nakusp 6c Slocan railway to the head of  Slocan lake will allow of .shipments being  made from the Four-mile and Carpenter  creek" mines of Slocan district; the mines  of Trail Creek will be in condition to make  regular shipments; machinery will be at  work on Toad mountain, and it is not improbable that work will be commenced on  a smelter plant at Nelson for matting ore  from   the  Silver  King;   the   Pilot  Bay  smelter will recpiire ore, and the mines in  the Ainsworth,  Kaslo,  and   Coat   River  sections will furnish it.   All that is needed  i.s patience, and those that have patience  and staying qualities will not regret having made investments in West Kootenay.  Although the ridings and districts  -were gerrymandered in the interest of  the government party, there can be no  question that a majority of the people  have declared, by their ballots, that  Theodore Davie is better qualified to  carry on the government for the next  four years than the men who opposed  him.   The majority should pule.  "To  up ol   sol I -  found men  people are  ouflieru  o THE victor belongs the spoils," is a  political proverb. But we a re a I'm it I that  Theodore Ditvie will be in no hurry to  parcel out the spoils to his adherents in  the south riding of West Kootenay. The  one "fat" office that was to be the reward  of success will be lilled indefinitely by the  present incumbent. What is the party  leader's loss, iu this instance, will he the  people's gain.  In every community made  reliant people i.s sure to be I  equal to any occasion. No  more self-reliant than those o  Kootenay. and the campaign just closed  proved that amongst them were men the  equal, if not the superior, of the redoubtable premier himself iu debate. IL li.  Kerr of New Denver is oik; of these men.  .Judging from tin; reports of the  speeches made by the opposition and government candidates in tin; north riding of  'West Kootenay, neither candidate wasa  fit and proper person to represent an intelligent constituency ina legislative assembly.  Although they were said to be without  ability, the leadersof the opposition party  in the south riding did not ask for outside assistance: and the men who came  Hosa Bonheur was a dressmaker's apprentice when she was a girl of fifteen  ���years.  Miss Balfour, sister of the English Conservative leader, is now traveling in Africa, and at last advices was the guest of  M r. Cecil Rhodes tit Cape Town.  Odette Tyler, who . was to have been  Mrs. Gould, is in Richmond, .Virginia, and  will soon sail for Europe. She is writing  ii novel of Virginian life, entitled, "Boss,  the Virginian."  The Princess Maud of Wales is said to  be known in her own family circle almost  exclusively as "llany," she i.s so playful  iind sportsman-like. But she is also an  excellent cook and gardener.  Miss Rose Elizabeth Cleveland, sister of  the president, delivered the address at the  twenty-sixth commencement exercises of  the Ossining Seminary for young ladies,  at Sing Sing. Miss Cleveland spoke of the  importance of the correct use of words.  Queen Victoria greatly dislikes a visitor  who is shy and colors or looks agitated  when addressed. At the finish of the  interview the queen generally bows slightly or offers her hand, and then turns ti  little to one side to save the very trying  necessity of an entirely backward exit  from her presence.  One of the best known figures in Paris  is Mine. Voer, who, upon the deatli of her  husband, a reporter for the French press,  took up his work and has conducted it  with marked enterprise. In her rounds  she is accompanied by a great white poodle  called "The Doctor," who permits no one  to trifle with liis mistress.  The empress of Austria has "her hair  shampooed once a month, it is still beautiful, luxuriant, and perfectly black, and,  when let down, touches the ground as she  stands, and she is tall. It is said the hair-  wash requires forty eggs, and the other  ingredients are obtained from no less than  twenty mysterious bottles.  The most recent important event at  Windsor was queen Victoria's new hat.  Rumors of its magnificence had preceded  her majesty's appearance at the castle.  The rumors were correct. The august  head of the church and state was roofed  in a new hat, youthful in shape and fashionable in style, and quite covered with  white ostrich plumes in addition toa large  white ribbon bow.  One of the sensations of the opera of  "Djehna," at the Paris Grand Opera  House, is produced by Mile. Region, who,  as the Hindoo fortune-teller, is charmingly draped in Indian fashion in a single  piece of cotton cloth that is twined round  her, and iu doing so marks the contour of  a remarkably fine.figure. Mile. Region's  plastic beauties, says Mrs. Crawford, enable her to rank as a fine woman with  Miss Sibyl Sanderson.  A True Son of Kentucky.  Senator .Joe Blackburn of Kentucky  was. some years ago, traveling alone  through Indian territory in a not very  thickly populated section, and, although  he started with a generous quantity of  liquor, the supply, with the exception of  ii single quart Mask, became exhausted.  While in this condition he met a Cherokee  Indian, who asked him to extend the  usual courtesies toa fellow-traveler. The  courtesies were promptly extended, and,  as the brand was the finest Kentucky, the  senator was hardly surprised when the  Indian, who was mounted on a beautiful  horse, eagerly offeicd him live dollars for  the remainder of liis bottle. The offer  Wits declined, whereupon the Indian  offered his saddle, his bridle, and finally  his horse, but till without avail. "Did  you ever hear of a thirst like that?" the  senator inquired of the friend to whom he  told  the story.    "Why didn't you take  player to a St. Pan  men who make a specialty of reading  cards. They have a system of fixing the  backs of the cards so that they can tell  all the aces, kings, queens, jacks and  eventually the whole pack, if it is used  long enough. They always have the advantage, especially in a.two-handed game,  for they can tell just what the other  player holds by looking at the backs of  his cards.  "I'll never forget, the first time I had an  experience with a 'paper���mail.' 1 was in a  Denver Silicon one day, and a Tat stranger  with whom 1 had been talking for some  time suggested a game of draw poker. I  accepted this proposition, and we retired  to an -anteroom. Before we had been  playing long 1 discovered that my friend  was using a pack of readers, for I had  given him a few good hands, but he  wouldn't play, for of course he could see  I. had better, so 1 made up my mind to  fool him. It finally ciiine to my deal in a  pretty good jack-pot. I had lost a little  money, but I. now resolved to get it all  back with interest, so I stacked my fat  friend three aces and gave myself three  kings. After I had given out the two  hands 1. laid down the deck, aud the top  card was an ace.  "Directly under it I had the five of clubs  and another king under that. As soon as  the man saw the ace he smiled, for he  knew he would draw to four aces. He  opened the pot for a small-amount and I  gave it a good lift. He came back at me  with another raise, and we kept it up  until he finally said he had only a little  money left to bet with, for he wanted a  little fun-after the draw. I. guess he  thought 1 must be soft with my miserable  kings up against him with his threes, and  as good as four, aces.  "Well, he drew one, and 1. dealt him. a  second and gave him the five of clubs. J  took two myself and hid them, fetching in  my other king and his ace. 'Now,'said  he, 'I'll bet all J have,' and he threw out  the few remaining dollars he possessed. 1  covered it and called liim. 'I have four  aces,'said he as he turned up'his hand,  and then when he saw it he uttered an  awful oath and shouted. 'Well, I'll be d���d  if they didn't  change right  before my  critical faculty its a man, she excels him  in quick perception and intuition. Nature having;endowed woman with different physiological functions to man, her  brain power-varies in like manner, but in  persons of sound mind and body in both  sexes, the brains, in one way or another,  are very nearly ou a par in point of  power. The more frequent exercise of  certain faculties by inen has hitherto, no  doubt, enlarged and increased their brain  power in those-respects, and it is possible  that with similar exercise of such powers  by women as may naturally be.expected  from the increasing athletic, 'educated,  and business-like capacities of the women  of the rising generation, the women of  the future may be as tall and have a brain  equal in size iind weight to -that of a man.  Sir.I. Crichton-I.rowne is of opinion that  while in such case.a. woman may gain intellectually, she would lose in beauty and  grace, and refers, in support of this opinion, to the'people dwelling on a range of  hills between the Brahmapootra hills and  the Soorma valleys���where the women  are .supreme. They do the wooing, and  control the 'affair's of the nation, and  property descends through the women  and not through the men. They are dominant, but at the same time they are the  ugliest women on the face of the earth.  PECK'S   BAD   DRUMMER.  very eyes!' '1 know they did,' said 1, as I  pocketed all the coin, 'and your-paper  ain't worth two cents a pound playing  me,' continued I, as I left the place about  $500 richer.  '"Paper men' have many ways of marking-���cards. Some of them carry a small  machine which is attached to their linger  and which resembles a ring, and with this  they cut the back of the cards near the  corners, so that when they are dealing  they always have the advantage.  "'Hold-out' men are men who when  playing conceal cards in the palm of their  hands. They do this very cleverly, sometimes dealing and handling the deck  while palming a half-dozen cards, and  then they get rid of them without detection. For instance, one of these fellows  will sometimes hold four aces in his hand  until it comes his age. After the dealer  has given out cards and laid down the  deck the 'hold-out' man will put his hand  flown on the deck, thereby putting his  four aces on to]), and utter, 'Wait awhile,  this should have been my deal.' This is  merely an excuse to put the four aces on  top of the pack. After a little dispute lie  will draw four cards, and as he is tne first  to get cards he will pull four aces.  "It not only requires skill to perform  these tricks, but to use them as a gambler  a man must possess a good nerve and never  get rattled. Some magicians are very  clever with cards; in fact, more so than a  gambler, but they can't play draw poker  with an expert card player."  Simple Diet Will Reduce Flesh.  To a medical officer of the French army  is attributed the latest "cure" for obesity,  which is strangely simple in its carrying  out.   The form of diet was simply a restriction to one dish at each meal, irrespective of what that dish might be, and  no   matter whether   the  quantity  consumed was  greater  or smaller,''it  was  made to satisfy the desire for food to the  full   at  each   meal.   No  supplementary  dishes, such as soup, desserts or condiments, were allowed; one single dish, and  that taken plain, was found to satisfy the  appetite much sooner than a variety of  dishes, even  if the quantity was apparently smaller and on almost an abstemious  scale.   This regimen  was employed also  in the case of a lady whose embonpoint  threatened too rapid increase, with good  results,  and  without any discomfort iu  the observance  of   the  restrictions.    Iu  fact in one or two instances the reduction  of corpulence  has seemed  to go on too  rapidly, and it litis been deemed  best to  take means for restoration, in a measure,  of that which has been lost.    I'nder this  system, as under most others, the excessive imbibition of liquids has to be forbidden, care being taken not to enforce  the abstinence from water, especially to  the point where symptoms of circulatory  depression   arises   from   insufficiency   of  volume of blood in the vessels.  the oiler?" was asked. "Great heavens,  man!" exclaimed lilaekburu; "it was the  last bottle I had on earth!"  A Good Laugh.  Chaviissc, tin eminent surgeon, says:  " Encourage your child to be merry and  to laugh aloud. A good, hearty laugh expands his chest, and makes his blood  bound merrily along. Commend me to a  good laugh not lo a little sniggering  laugh, but to out! that will sound through  the house; il will not only do your child  good, but will be a benefit to all who  hear, and tin important means of driving  the blues away from a dwelling. Merriment is very catching, and spreads iu a  remarkable manner, few being able to resist the contagion. A hearty laugh is delightful harmony. Indeed, it is the best  of till music."  Has a Woman More Brains Than a Man?  No; as si rule it is the other way about,  as theavei'age man's brain is larger, and  between four ounces and five ounces  heavier than the average woman's brain  the weight of the adult European male  brain being from I!) to at) ounces, that of  the adult female-I I to ")() ounces. This is  partially accounted for by the fact that  the average woman herself' is smaller than  the average man both in size and weight.  According to sir .James Criehlon-lirowiie,  a well-known authority on the subject,  after allowing for a woman's smaller size  and weight, the man's brain is still the  heavier of the two by one ounce. It  doesn't necessarily follow that a woman's  brain power Is inferior to that of a man.  What she lacks in one way is fully made  up in another. Although she does not as  a rule display so stj'ong a reasoning and  He Knew the Humorist Finally, But Not in  the Way He Boasted,  They tell a characteristic story of  George W. Peck. When his fame as the  author of the bad-boy -experiences was at  its height and while he was actually rolling in riches, Peck made a trip to California, partly.for rest and.partly to see the  country of which he had heard so much.  A notoriously poor dresser, he was at this  particular time very shabbily clad, and in  his coarse, ill-fitting garments you would  hardly have recognized the man everybody was talking about, and the man, too,  whose check was good for a cool hundred  thousand.  One day, crossing the plains, Peck was  curled up in a seat in tlie smoking car.  when his attention  was  attracted to  a  group of drummers across the aisle.   The  train boy had just gone through the car  vending his literature and the drummers  were discussing the book entitled "Peck's  -Bad Boy." One of tlie party, a particularly noisy fellow, boasted of a personal acquaintance with the author of the book-  yes, he knew Peck intimately, and forthwith  he proceeded to regale his friends  with elaborate stories of his experiences  with the Wisconsin humorist.    From his  point of vantage across the way Peck listened  iii silent .surprise ..to .'.the.' preposterous inventions of the fellow, and. his  amazement  deepened 'into   horror   and  chagrin when the garrulous drummer, encouraged by the interested countenances  of  his   hearers,    pursued    his   discourse  to    the    extent     of     narrating,    with  scrupulous    attention    to    detail,    the  incidents   of   an    alleged   spree   which  "me  and  Peck" once enjoyed together.  You can fancy how wroth poor Peck became when he heard himself pictured as  the veriest sot and libertine, for if there  are virtues upon which he prides himself,  they are his temperance and his morality.  Having heard himself dragged by this superb liar through the boozing kens and  low resorts of Milwaukee, brother Peck  finally arose, gathered himself together,  iind broke in upon the mendacious drummer's  narrative.    He said   that  he   had  known Peck a great many years and "was  able to declare that  Peck never tasted  liquor   and   never   visited   disreputable  places.   Warming up to his business in  hand,   Peck dilated  with severity upon  the evil-practice of falsly laying claim to  acquaintance with people, it practice too  often indulged in by vulgar, noisy persons.  He concluded his castigation of the offender by disclosing his identity, by denouncing the blatant drummer as an iui-  postor, and  by saying:   "Hereafter, sir,  when you are tempted  to lie about me,  pray let your fancy concern itself with  me alone.   When you report that I am a  libertine you reflect upon my home relations, and that is an offense which 1 shall  not tolerate.   You may advertise me as a  fool,  as a drunkard, as a thief,  but be  precious careful not to libel or slander me  in such  wise as to wrong and pain those  whose relations to me as wife find children are my paramount, sweetest, tender-  est, most sacred consideration!"  The story goes on to relate that by the  time Peck had concluded his remarks the  loquacious drummer had shrivelled up  into such a little wad that you could almost have plugged a keyhole with him.  The Same Everywhere.  The following clear-cut expression from  the San Francisco Examiner shows how  great railway corporations are able, at  will, to either light the state or compel  the stale Lo light its battles. What has  happened iu California happens in every  state in the Lnion. The force power of  the government is always ou one side.  The Examiner says:  The Southern Pacific Railroad Company  has managed to get the state and national  governments between itself and its workmen. A blow aimed at its property or  privilege to do as it chooses lauds on the  law and wounds public order. Doubtless  the corporation felicitates itself on the  generalship by which it has'brought this  state of things about, but in the end it  will pay dearly for its cleverness. That  society may avert front itself riot it is  forced to scud fori hits policeand soldiery  to protect, this undeserving railroad company. But society has been seduced into  no illusions. The people of California understand the situation perfectly, and  when tht; occasion is gone for making  their own and the corporation's interest  one, there will be a reckoning. A heavy  addition has been made to the debt which  the company will sooner or later lie called  on to settle. Ever since it came into existence the corporation has done its utmost to raise itself above the laws of the  state whose guardianship it now invokes.  Uather than yield a point of no great  practical moment to its workmen it has  laid an interdict on commerce, subjected  thousands of citizens to serious loss,  shown measureless contempt for the convenience of the public, thrown all California into alarm, and brought it to the very  edge of riot and anarchy, ft demands expensive protection, even at the cost of  blood, from the municipalities, and  counties and state to which it is in arrears  for taxes. Likewise it demands protection from, and even the control and use  of, the "federal government, the enormous  debt to which it has made no provision  for paying. California has been very  patient, but the Southern Pacific has gone,.-  too far."   ���������_   Wasted Pity.  She was only a typewriter girl, but she  created quite an excitement in a Louisville, Kentucky, suburban   car one day  last winter. /'When she got on the car,L  the conductor noticed that her left sleeve  dangled helplessly by her side, so he helped,  her ou tenderly and said to himself, "Poor  thing!" The passengers also noticed the  empty sleeve and were visibly sympathetic,'one tart-looking woman even moving a trifle to give the one-armed girl a  seat. It was a very singular thing to see  such a well-dressed, bright girl with only  one arm, and public curiosity was at a  high pitch concerning the cause of the  pathetic empty-' sleeve. Finally the afflicted lady dropped her purse, and the  old gentleman who restored itsaid kindly,  "My dear, how did you lose your arm?"'  She turned her innocent violet eyes  upon him in evident surprise, and the passengers all presented their ears, aching to  listen. "1 haven't lost any of my arms,"  she replied, thrusting a neatly gloved hand  in sight. "I just pulled my hand up into  my sleeve to get it warm."  Then all the passengers looked huffy,  and the conductor murmured: "Gee whiz!  With them big sleeves the women can  work'most any kind o'racket."  Death of a Cariboo Pioneer.  The ups and down's 'of a miner's life are  well illustrated in the career of William  Barker, for whom the town of Barker-  ville was named, and whose funeral took  place'.'on the Pith from the Old Men's  Home, Victoria, where for months he had  lain seriously ill. Tlie deceased was a  native of Cornwall, England, and in early  life a sailor. He came to British Columbia  in 1S5S, one of his shipmates on the long  journey round being the veteran Robert  Ridley, who also shared with him the adventures and varying fortunes of life in  the mines. In partnership with the late  Bob Dexter. Barker's profits for a few  months ran into thousands of ���dol.llars a  day, but so free was he with his money  that he saved nothing for his,declining  years. To Bill Barker belonged the honor  of sinking the first shaft "below the canyon," and'at one time his fortune was  counted by the hundreds of thousands.  WILLIAM PERDUE  arkets  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 supplied with tiik iikst brands of -all,  KINDS OK WINKS, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  AUK CONVKNIRNT AND  COMFORTABLE.  THE TABLE  IS TIIK   HKST   IN TIIK  MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  HOTEL  F.xlonsive improvements now completed makes  the above hotel one of the best in the city both  for transient guests anil day boarders.  FINEST WINES,  LIQUORS, AND CIGARS  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  IN  AT  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steam  boats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  or lauding in  tho  Kootenay Lake country.  NELSON Ofliee and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Fourth Street.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  MALONE    &   TREGILLUS.    Proos.  ouse  BAR.  WILSON  & BURNS  (Successors to Burns, Mclnnes & Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed  meats. Arc prepared to furnish in any quantity  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham, at the  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  C. & K. S. N. Co. (Ltd.)  TIME   TABLE   NO. 4.  In effect Thursday. .July 12, ISM.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Columbia.  Connecting with the Canadian Pacific Railway (main  line) for all points east, and west.  Leaves Uevclstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays at '.I a. in.  Leaves Itohson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p. in.  Northport Route���Steamer Columbia.  Connecting at Northport. for points north and south on  the Spokane Kails & Northern Railway.  Leaves Itohson Wednesdays and Saturdays at I a. in.  Leaves Northport Wednesdays and Saturdays at I p.m.  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays with Xelson  & Kort Sheppard Railway for Kaslo and hike points.  Leaves Nelson ��� Leaves Kaslo for Nelson  Tuesdays at .'i p. in. Wednesdays at i:'.V\ a. in.  Wednesdays at ii:IO p. m.      Saturdays al i:'M a. in.  Fridays at :i p. in.  Saturdays at."): It) p. in.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets, Xelson. We are now  running the Stanley house bar. and will be glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON & CRADDOC1C.  GOLD  AND   SILVER   EXTRACTION.  The Cassel Gold Extracting Co.. Ltd., of Glasgow.  (Tliii .M;ii!Artlmr-l''.irrt_.t (..-unlili- 1'rur.. s.)  Is prepared to negot ate with mine owners and others  for the extraction ol tin: above metals from the most refractory ores, and to treat and report on samples up to  one ton in weight sent to its experimental works, Vancouver.   All communications to he. addressed to  W. I'KLLKW-IIAKVICY. F.C.S.,  Assay and Mining Ollices, Vancouver, 1). C.  All kinds of assay mining and analytical work undertaken  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear Hi- Mooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  -Steamer Nelson.  ail points  Bonner's Ferry ���Route-  Connecting with (iruat Northern railway for  east and west.  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry, via Kaslo on Saturdays and Wednesdays at ;">:-l(| p. in.  Leaves Kaslo for lionnor's Kerry direct ou Mondays and  Thursdays at li a. m.  Leaves Honner's Ferry for Kaslo via Nelson on Tuesdays and Fridays at. 2 a. in.  The company reserves the right to change this'sehodulo  at any time without notice.  For full Information, as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's olllcc. Nelson. II. C,  T. ALLAN, Secretary.       J. W. TROUP, Manager.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH. DOOMS, AND WINDOW FKAMF.S  MARIO TO ORUKK.  Leave 7 A.M...  ..NKLSON..  Arrive .I:Id P.M.  On Wednesdays and Saturdays trains will run through  lo Spokane, arriving thereat ii.ill P. M. same day. Returning will leave Spokane at 7 A. M. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson al i>:K) P, M��� making  close connections with steamer Nelson for all Kootenay  lake points,  Passengers for Ivottle Hlvcr and Iloundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Krldnys,  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TURNING, SURFACING, AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in the Kootenay Luke country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  John M. Kkkk-ek.  Jamks 10. Skalk.  KEEFER & SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will ho sold at reasonable prices,  LKAVK   OlU.HltS   AT  J. F. Hume  &   Oo.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson,  Nelson  Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage  transferred to am  railwi  from the  ay depot iiful"sl,:'iiiibout landing,   Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  ��� wood for Halo.  WILLIAM WILSON   ,.,1'UOI'UIKTOH  r-v_K;  VHV  i..,.  -  _*���'���:" i-.  WUJlUMUaWMlMlfflMatg^^^  1        ���      /  r",:\ \m\>  THfl TRIBUNE: ' ]SrELSOJST, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1894.  3  3*  ����&  .������(  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DONALD  A.  SMITH   Hon. OKO. A. DRUMMOND,  K. S. CLOUSTON    President   Vice-President  .General Manager  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  -���    HKANCIIKS IX       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,  CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy aud sell Sterling Kxchango and Cable Transfers.  OUANT COMSIKIIOIAI. AND TICAVKI.LKII.S' CKKDl't'S,  available in any part of the world,  duakts issuhd; col..kctions madk; icto.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  HATE OK INTKRKST (at'present) ��_��� Per Cent.  THE SORCERESS.  .The ealzada prineinal in La Barca runs  ti,���meandering course easterly through the  town to the garita. The houses on eaeli  side are-of the usual jVIexiean type, the  more pretentious of stone, others of adobe,  with barred windows and heavily doored  /tigiian, while the idle porter sits lazily,  incessantly rolling and smoking his eigar-  illo, arousing himself-sufficiently at times  to salute a passer-by or to answer a question, aud relapsing at once into hi.s former  dreamy condition. Children imperfectly  clothed play solemnly iu thegutter; their  dark-brown bodies, shining dully through  the incrusting dirt, are proof against the  darkening effect of the sun's rays: a soli-  itary lagartija clings li/arc!-like to the  kerb and feebly resists a boy's effort to  goad him into action. The .sereno leans  sleepily against a corner in the shade,  loosely holding his carbine, and muses on  the unhappy lot of a policeman forced to  keep up a semblance of watchfulness.  Suddenly, as tt woman's figure appears  ou the street, there is a chorus of shrieks  from the group in the gutter aud a skittering of childish feet as they disappear,  panting with fright, in a dozen'different,  directions. The porters, stirred into  action, hurriedly close the doors and  piously whisper an ave, the sereno draws  himself erect, furtively crosses himself  and niurniui's"La bruja! DiosmegunrdeF'  as the woman passes. She moves quiekly  down the street, looking neither to the  right nor to the left, passing the garita  where the solitary customs official likewise crosses himself and asks divine protection from the wiles of the sorceress;  nevertheless, he follows the sinuous,  graceful movement of the young.woman  iind notes the perfection of face and figure,  which appeals to him iu spite of his persuasion that her beauty is of origin diabolic and lent by Lucifer himself to snare  men's souls. She wore a piece of dark-  green stuff, folded around the hips and  falling to the ankle; a jacket of reel gauze  clothed the'upper part of her person, veiling her bosom, upon which lay a chain of  gold in the form of a serpent. Rer black  hair, parted at the forehead and drawn  back hi two'splendid tresses, intensified  the pure white of her brow; her eyes,  shaded by long lashes, were the greenish-  black of obsidian. Continuing her walk  to a small adobe house some hundred  yards beyond the gate, she disappeared  within the doorway. The customs official  gave a sigh of relief and returned to his  desk.  Once within the house, she lost her  firmness of bearing, tottered to the center  of the room, and stink in a heap on a rush-  ittat. Her form suddenly grew rigid, her  face took on the gray pallor of death;  the eyes became set and stared fixedly at  the wall opposite; the golden serpent on  her bosom seemed in the half-light of the  dying fire to writhe and twist, instinct  with life.  At the lire sat a little shriveled-up old  man, brown and wrinkled, stirring with  skinny claw the contents of an olla. Of  her entrance he had taken no notice, continuing his employment as if waiting for  her to speak. At length he looked around  ttiid sprang to his feet; a pallor almost its  deep as her own overspread his face,  "Maria!" he whispered; "Maria !" meeting with no response, he hastily moved to  the door, barred it. and, returning to his  place by the lire, crouched down and  shrouded his face in his arms.  Soon the woman's body lost its rigidity,  her eyes turned toward the doublcd-up  iigtire' of the old man and shown with  such a basilisk glare that he moved uneasily; the eyelids drooped, and she sank  back upon the floor, apparently asleep;  her respiration, iit lirst harsh and labored,  became quiet and regular.  The old man now raised his head for the  lirst time, and lixed his bright, beady  eyes on the woman's face.  ' "A prophecy," he said-������"a prophecy!  Let the high priest of the gods know their  will!"  As if in response, the woman began an  inarticulate murmur. Soon her voice rose  to distinctness:  "The darkness of earth is in the temple;  the altar of the fire-god is black with  ashes, the serpent lies dead before Quet-  zalcoatl; the grinning skulls at the feet of  .Xipe-totee mock the power that is gone  forever; the snake-skin drum is beat in  vain; the victim i.s slain: the sound of  thunder fills the temple, the priests fall  dead, and the foot of the white man desecrates the house of the gods."  Her voice fell, and, with a fluttering  sigh, she awoke. The light of expectancy  wTiicli had illuminated the old man's face  gradually died out as the woman's words  fell on his ear, and, at their conclusion,  he seemed shrunken to half his size.  "Tis false !" he said "false! The power  of  the gods can never fail.   Kor seven  years have we awaited the sign, and tomorrow Xipe-totee, gladdened once more  by the sight of blood on the sacrificial  stone, will make answer to his children's  prayers. Saw you the white stranger  again today, Maria?" he asked.  "Yes; 1 have but now left him."  "And he will be in the barranquilla tomorrow iit sunset?"  The woman's voice faltered as she answered :   "Yes; if "  "If!" hastily returned the old man;  "if?   What does this mean?"  "Re will come if I send him word, but���  but I cannot���oh, papa uiio, don't ask it.  Forego the sacrifice to Xipetotec, and  content the people with the sacred mask-  dances."  ..-.He. looked at her with astonishment:  "Seven years have we waited, and .the  daughter of '.El Viejito,  the high  asks that the sacrifice be omitted !  whim is this?" 1  woman  ".Why should the god, upon w  power we  must  depend,  be  priest,  What  le said fiercely.  hose awful  denied   his  one  v"  Re loves me, father������"  "Loves you!   And if he did not. could  he ever be lured within the reach of tho  Nagual priesthood?   Suppose he does, he  will pay the penalty of his folly."  The woman rose to her feet. "He shall  not," she said, firmly; "for I love him,'  and no priestly knife'shall ever harm him.  At first, I believed all you had taught me;  believed that my duty to the gods made  all things good, no matter how cruel and  horrible they otherwise seem. But now  I know better. The ancient religion shall  die out and the worshipers perish from .off  the face of the earth ere harm shall come  to him I love."  The fierce glitter in the old man's eyes  gave way to a look of crafty cunning.  "Well, well! so be it," he said: "the  sacred'dances-must answer."  *   ��� .   *      .''*'���      * *  When... the.. "Golden Ass"���as his La  Barca neighbors -unpleasantly willed him  ���developed a taste for mural decoration,  his case was a serious one; the casa pin-  tada was the result, and a most marvelous  one it is. His zeal iu the cause of art was  intense, but not discriminating;, primary  colors alone seemed to till the requirements; "minor details of perspective, truth  to nature, and the like, were absorbed in  a wild hunger for color, ami plenty of it.  Impossible landscapes and oddly constructed animals ran riot ou the walls.  He is long since dead; but his house remains, and made very comfortable engineering headquarters. In one of the least  violent rooms, overlooking the miniature  fountain in the patio, the engineer in  charge, Vincent Colby, had his office. He  was a good type of the American engineer: tall iind well built, he gave the impression of staying qualities rather than  of ���'muscular power. The warmth of a  tropical sun had but slightly deepened a  naturally fair complexion; his dark hair  and good eyes, with a softness of intonation and'engaging manner, stamped him  at once with the Mexicans as miiy simpa-  tico, and revealed to them the possibility  that all Americans might not be barbai'os,  an impression unfortunately yet not unnaturally prevalent..  Just now Vincent was in an unpleasant  frame of li.incl, and his musings ran somewhat as follows: "I may be an idiot, but  J can't help it. Idiocy may be congenital  or acquired���mine must be acquired, for  up to date, I've been reasonably conventional. The mater will rave, I know,  when I take home a native wife; the sisters will make matters unpleasant for a  day or two; and the governor will probably cut up l-ather rough. But if I'm  suited, they will have to be; if a-man  can't make his own choice when it conies  to marrying, when can he? I've made  mine���if she'll have me, that is. There's  the rub. She says she'll give me an answer on the seventh���why not on the sixth  or eighth, J don't know. I've asked her a  dozen times in the last ten days, but it is  always the same: she neither says yes  nor ho. It can't be coquetry, for she  smiles sadly, yet with a wistful look which  can mean but one thing."  Here a rattle of hoofs in the patio interrupted him, and he looked out to see  the company's doctor dismount.  "Hello, doc," he called out, "come in  here; 1 want to talk to you. There's not  a soul about the place, and I'm too lazy  or nervous to woi-k. Throw your saddlebags over there on the table and have a  drop of toddy. No? You don't usually  let a good thing go by. What's up? Patients dying or getting well, or have you  been rowing it again with the padre at  Penjamo, because you differ as to the use  of water? You're all wrong. Be satisfied to cure the poor beggars without lecturing them on the advantages of an occasional bath. To clean them is so radical  ti measure that you'll be run out of the  country its it pernicious foreigner attempting to demolish a most cherished idea.'  The doctor made no reply.  "Well, out with it, doc. You needn't  look fit tne like that."  " Vince, we've known each other as boys  and men for a good many years "  "All right, doc; you always begin with  gentle boyhood days when you've anything particularly damned unpleasant to  say. But I suppose I must submit. I  I don't know what's up, but if it's as serious as you look, old man, it's pretty bad."  "It's serious or not, as you choose to  make it," answered the doctor. "An  ambition to acquire the Mixe language  may be a laudable one; folk-lore, ancient  religion aud all that sort of rubbish  learned on the spot are a kind of relief in  this hot, dusty hole, though I don't care  for it myself.' Even Xiigualisnuind other  high-class sorcery may be amusing to you,  if not to me. But when you get spoony  on the sorceress herself, it's time for someone to open your eyes."  "Sorceress!" responded the other.  " What rot you are talking. That sort of  thing i.s played out iu these days."  "I tell yoii it isn't played out," rejoined  the doctor; "the natives keep it dark and  say there's nothing in it, but half the  Indians in this town hold to the old faith,  and every time a child is baptized, they  set up a little incantation business on tlie  sly and do the trick over again in their  own way, with an extra curse or two on  the white man and his god. I scared the  story out of old Sebastiano, and got the  whole programme. The Eleiisinian mysteries aren't iu it with this accursed Nag-  ualism, which includes human sacrifices  and other pleasant little ceremonies which,  though no doubt highly gratifying to the  worshipers, must be somewhat unpleasant  to the victim, I fancy. ' J0I Viejito is the  high priest, and Maria Condelaria is his  daughter. They are a dangerous, fanatical  lot, and if you'll take my advice, you'll  leave them alone. They bitterly hate the  whole white riice, and an offering from it  is not only an act distinctly pleasant in  itself, but it is a religious duty as well.  The government has only been partly  successful in keeping it down, for, as an  organization, Tammany Hall is chaos  compared with it. They practice their  devilish rites once in so often, and some  one disappears."  To 'hear one's best beloved spoken of as  a sorceress, and as one to whom wading  in human gore was a usual and agreeable  employment, was, to say the least, iri'i-  tating; but the doctor's earnestness and  evident belief in what he ha'd said roused  in Vincent a strong desire to laugh.  "You've been imposed upon, old man,"  he said.  '"Haven't" you'learned yet that  the one delight of "the native is tb impose  upon the credulous with creepy stories?  Moreo'ver, you have allowed  yourself to  listen to gossip about the woman whom I  intend to marry."  "Marry!   My God!"  "Yes,"-iimrry���if-she'll  have me.   I intended   speaking  of  it   when  you coin-,  menced with your infernal nonsense.   It's  my affair anyhow, and if I'm satisfied,  ���you.can't complain."  To   be  told, even indirectly, to mind  one's own business is particularly hard,  when one has tried to do a friend a kindness, so the doctor left the; room, offended  at the manner in which his efforts had  been received.  ������'���������* *������:*���        ��� '.  *��� ���*.���������'  The sun was low in the west on the following afternoon when the doctor rode  into tlie patio of the. casa pintada. His  progress through the town had been delayed. First the alcalde had stopped him,  and the usual salutation had extended  into a conversation in which the alcalde  was set aright in a problem which had occupied his mind for some time. He gave  the Americans credit for exceeding ingenuity, but was as yet unadvised as to how  even they could dig holes and set telegraph poles in the bottom of the sea, upon  which to string a submarine cable. The  sea, he was aware, was, in places, much  deepei'than lake Chapala. The simplicity of the method increased largely his  admiration for the race whose resources  of mind enabled them to cut loose alike  from precedent and telegraph'poles. The  padre next invited his attention to a pair  of kittens playing in a doorway, and was  anxious in his enquiry as to whether a  benignant providence had vouchsafed to  the land beyond the Ilio Grande the blessing of cats. Haying gently assured him  that impartiality had been shown in the  matter, although there were points about  Mexican cats which other nations might  envy, the doctor was free to make his  way to headquarters.  A nameless fear had oppressed him and  could not be shaken off., He went hastily  to Vincent's room, but found it vacant.  He was about to call a servant and inuired  as to the whereabouts of his friend, when  he saw a small scrap of paper on the floor.  Idly picking it up he read what aroused  again his fears of the previous evening.  In green ink, on paper none too clean,  with vs and bs used interchangeably and  double 1 doing service for y, was written:  "Meet me in tlie Barranquilla de Hornos at sunset.  "MARIA."  Hastily calling for Julio, he was told  Vincent had left at five. Julio had been  ordered to unsaddle his own horse, as hi.s  services would not be required. Returning to his room, the doctor consoled himself with the idea that, although a tryst  ten miles away was unusual, danger was  not necessarily .impending as the roads  were fairly free from bad characters, and  ii lonesome ride was probably the worst  to be expected.  He had brought himself to this state of  mind when a woman staggered into the  room.  "Save him! Save him, doctor," she  cried.   "Stive him!"  Her hair fell in a tangled mass about  her face, her clothing was torn and disarranged, "and her wrists cut and bleeding.  He recognized Maria, but her presence  nmde the meaning of what he had read  unintelligible.  "I refused to send for him," she continued, hastily, "so they bound me in the  casita and sent him a message in my  name.' They left me powerless, as they  supposed, but I escaped."  "They?    Who are they?"  "The priests of the Nagual; they who  cling to the old faith, and who, even  now, would sacrifice on their altar the  man I love. Ah! doctor, make haste or  we shall be too late; an hour at most is  till we have."  Ordering Julio to follow him with the  horses, the doctor made his way to the  barracks.  Don Jiiiiu Gomez, captain in the Fourth,  was a model cavalry officer and a warm  friend of the engineer's. The doctor had  scarcely commenced his story, when Don  Juan gave a brief order to his orderly at  the door. A bugle-call rang out, a clatter  of hoofs on the pavement mid the rattle  of sabre and carbine in answer, gave proof  of the discipline of the troop. A sergeant  entered and saluted.  "Listo, senor!   A cabal lo, doctor!"  With Maria as guide, they dashed out  into the night. In the service of a friend  Juan Gomez spared neither man nor beast,  The breath of the horses came hard and  fast, iind spur was freely used before  Maria said: "The entrance i.s between  the   two   bowlders  to the light of  the  stunted pine."  * * * * *  Sunset found Vincent in the barranquilla. lie had given no thought to the  strangeness of such a place of meeting;  he was to see again the woman he loved,  and that was sufficient. No idea of danger had presented itself. Strong and well  armed, he was confident of his ability to  take care of himself. The place was dark  and dismal, and he was too absorbed iu  his own fancies to note even casually his  surroundings.  The trail had narrowed to barely a sufficient width for hi.s horse, when he saw  three  men   approaching on  foot.   They  The Mines of the  Great Slocan District  are all within  a few  miles of New Denver,  the celebrated  Mountain Chief being  less than  two miles distant.  The townsite is  acknowledged to be the  prettiest  in the whole  Kootenay Country.  Investors and Speculators should  examine the property  offered.  iM  To allow Prospectors, Miners, and  Mining Men to acquire ground on  which to build homes, lots will be sold  in Blocks 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 74, 78, 79,  and 83, in the townsite of NEW DENVER, until October 1st next, at the low  price of One Dollar a Front Foot ($25  a Lot).   Terms cash.   Title warrented.  stood aside as he came up, and, as he attempted to pass, one seized him by the  foot and threw him out of the saddle.  Before he recovered from the shock, he  was pinioned, blindfolded, and helpless.  He felt himself lifted up, carried some distance, and placed on the ground again.  He remained thus for an hour or nioi'e.  when the bandage was removed from his  eyes. He had felt no especial fear at his  treatment, believing it to be a question  of a small ransom and liberty as soon as  lie could communicate with his friends.  He opened his eyes, and with the first  glance around, .'ill idea of liberty by purchase departed at once. As his eyes became accustomed to the semi-darkness,  he saw he was in a cave-temple. On his  right was a wooden idol, standing on a  low stool. It Wiis black and shining, as if  charred and polished; its look was grim,  and it had a wrinkled forehead and broad,  staring eyes. He had read of the Black  King, and now saw himself face to face  with him. On the left was a coiled serpent, with head erect, shining eyes of jet,  and fancifully painted scales, which he  knew represented-Quetzalcoatl. Immediately before him stood Xipe-totee, "the  flayer of men," the representative of all  that was vile aud horrible in the hideous  cult whoso victim he was. In front of the  idol stout| the sacrificial stone, humped in  the center, the better to present to the  knife the chest of the victim.  His heart sank within him as he read  his awful position in the signs around  him. The wealth of the world would not  save his life from the fanatical faithful of  the Nagual sect. But last night he had  declared the practice of their rites obsolete; now he had full proof of his error,  and was about pay the penalty.  By this time the cavern had filled with  people. Half-naked priests began a low  chant in a minor key, circling in front of  the idolsand swinging terra-cotta censers,  from which were emitted the pungent  fumes of copal.  The movement became faster their  voices rose in their excitement, while, in  their frenzy, they gashed themselves with  knives until the blood flowed freely.  Seizing Vincent, they placed him, face  upward, on the sacrificial stone.  The high priest stepped forward to the  side of the victim. Haising his knife of  green obsidian above his head, he began:  "Xipe-totee, the all powerful ������������"  A woman's shriek rang out, a flying  form reached the altar as the knife descended, and a roar of musketry reverberated through the cavern.  A woman lay dead at the side ol' the  sacrificial stone, on which rested the body  of a man, an obsidian knife driven home  iu his heart.  AND ALL KINDS  PLANTS FOR MINES.  CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.  The Jenckes Machine Company  SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC.  AIR COMPRESSORS  OK TIIK  MOST   KKKKMK.VT   A NO   K.CO.VO.MIOAI,  TVI'K.  "SLUGGER" AND "GIANT"  AIR   DRILLS   FOR   MINES.  SKNIl   KOI!   .'ATAUKU'K.  The  Canadian   Rand   Drill  Company,  SHEEBEOOKE,   QUEBEC.  Ilriliuli Columbia Agency:   li.'t_ Cordova Street,  Vancouver. Ku-lerii Ability:   Id Victoria Si|iiiuv. .Montreal,  The Pulsometer Steam Pump  The Handiest, Simplest, arid  Most  Efficient Steam Pump  FOR   MINING   PURPOSES.  Pulsometer Steam Pump Company, New York, U. S,  L.5. l4J  i'  iiitaiM  FZFZ ASKS  ��_  w$&&  dip'  tg  THE TRIBUNEi   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 21, 1.894.  -'���-��� ������ir-rri-i-  ORB   SHIPMENTS.  Kroin Kaslo, via Monners Kerry-  Northern Holla mine, Slocan district.1...  Lucky Hoy mine, n i,      ....  Alameda mine, ���< H      ...  From Ainsworth, via Honner's Kerry-  Number 1 mine, A ins worth district, 10 Ions concent rates  Kroin Trail, via HeveUloke������--  l.e Hoi mine, Trail Creek district. .......  Total value (estimated)   ..225 sacks  .. (IS    ..  IS tons  $20,1)00  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Alex Sprout, mining recorder at New  J.envoi', is in Xelson, luiviny brought down the ballot  boxes for the polling places in .Slocan district. The mining division of which Mr. Sprout is recorder is the most  important, in Ivoolenay, tlie receipts in June lust amount-  inj. to $liiii_  U. A. McDougald, l<\ AV. .Jordan, and l<\  O. KaiKiuier liavo been elected trustees for tho Nakusp  sohoul di.-trict, It is expected iliut work will soon be  eoniineueod on tho new scliuol house.  Nelson litis within its limits a few men  who might be benelited if they would cultivateadistaslo  for alcoliolic beverages. Oranges are more Directive than  almost anything else known. Tliey should be taken, one  nl a time," before breakfast, at 11 a. m., at 1 p. in., alii p.  in., at I! p. ni.; and the last thing on retiring.  Knink E. Cole, who has been,with the  I'ilot Hay smelter and with the Ualena Trading Company  tor two years past, left last week for'1,6s Angeles, California, where he will make his future homo.  Phil Aspinwall arrived   at   Nelson on  Wednesday from both Slocan and Trail Crook districts.  Hecamo ni by way of Kobson, and did notevon know the  result of the poll at that place. "I'liiK'is an American,  hence the lack of interest.  Colonel Peyton, judge Turner, -Mr. Poster, Mr. Wakctleld, and auoruoy-guneral Jones of Washington, all residents of Spokane, will spend a week Halting, in the Kootouay, making their headquarters' at  ' Ward's crossing,������.fourteen miles below Nelson. These  gentlemen are interested in:the Le Hoi mine,' Trail  Creek district.  A. S. Farwell has completed the survey  of the Alpha, oneof the Urady group of mines ou Kour-  mile creek, in Slocan district, in order that a crown grant  can bcobtaiiied.  A good find of free gold ore is 'reported  as being made recently on Spokane mountain in Trail  Creek district.  Ore is being hauled to the wharf at  Ainsworth from the King Solomon claim, which is under  lease. Once the smeller is in operation at Pilot Hay, hundred of claims like the King Solomon will bo producing  ore. - -    . Mr. Preston, the engineer who made the  preliminary surveys througn ihe Parcel! range for the  Crow's Nesi Puss road, is in White Grouse 'mountain  district looking at claims in which lie is interested. Ho  went in by way of Uavie.  Born, at Nelson, on the 18th instant, to  the wife of John Scoley, a son.  R. G. McConnell and H. Y. Puissel oi'the  Dominion geological survey stair' arrived at Nelson on  Wednesday. Mr. Hussel is taking a look at Toad mountain and Air. iVleConnell of tho country ���surrounding  Ainsworth.  Five  thousand  people  witnessed   the  ceremony of breaking ground on the Monterey & Krusuo  railway in southern California on the-1th instant. This  is the road on winch A. C. Alcl.oan, who built tlie Nelson  end of the Nelson Sc Kort blioppard railway, has a contract.  Improvements: -A'new cottage at the  corner of Josephine and AliU streets; a new fence in  front of the Selous and Inline resilience buildings on  Victoria street; a now coat of red paint on tlie Uolson  building; and a new baby at John Scoleys cottage on  Stanley, street.  Baseball has given way to cricket on  the athletiegrounds at Nelson, aim instead of the cry,  ���'.Hatter up! theory "Ovah!' is the only one that is hoaru  and understood by the crowd of onlookers.  The frame of Richard Stuckey's new  sash and door factory is up, and it is expected that the  machinery will be in place and running within a month.  her husband in the bed,, he being unable  to resist or move a limb. Fifty was the  number of eggs first used as an experiment, and after three weeks she was rewarded with forty-six .."'..lively... yoiing  chickens. The happy result of the first  trial prompted her to try it again, and  this time she doubled the quantity, and  was again rewarded for her ingenuity  with another brood of chickens. Another  hundred eggs were placed- in the bed, but  this time her husband was so near the end  that the necessary heat was lacking, and  he passed away, leaving behind one hundred half-hatched chicks. The scheming  wife, not to be outdone in her plans by  grim death, placed the eggs in the oven,  thinking to finish the work her husband  had failed to complete. -During the bustle and excitement of the funeral, however, she .allowed the lire to get too hot,  and the eggs were all cooked.  The editor says he hopes there is no incubator awaiting this woman in this  world, at least!  A 20-pound box of peaches for ��1.51) at C. Kaull'man'  THIS    WEEK'S     NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  Nelson Sawmill Company. Nelson ���Application for  timber license.  1). H. Hogle, New Denver���Town lots in Now Denver.  I'lilsonioiernteam I'limp Co., New York���Steam pumps  for mining purposes.  Canadian Hand Drill Co., Sherhrooke, Quebec���Air  compressors and air drills.  'J'lie Jenckes Machine Co., Sherbooke, Quebec���Mining  machinery.  i-raser *_ Chalmers, Chicago���Mining machinery.  FOUR   SHORT   STORIES.  A well-known professor of arclneology  at 'Harvard was recently talking with a  junior about the wonders of this wonder-  iul���land. "J wish you could see our town  of Pokerville, professor," said the youngster; "it is a most interesting town���only  twenty years old anil with fiity thousand  inhabitants." "Ah-���yes���-very interesting, no doubt," replied the professor,  dryly; "but, strange as it may seem, J  should myself prefer a town fifty thousand years old and with twenty inhabitants."    Nat Goodwin, the comedian, who is now  in London, visits that country eveiy summer and invariably meets sir Augustus  Harris, who gives him a pump-handle  hand-shake and then forgets him. A few  nights ago, Goodwin and Harris were in  the same room, and some one led Harris,  ii)) to Goodwin with the remark: "You've  been introduced to sir Augustus Harris,  haven't you, Nat?" " Yes," Goodwin replied, "annually for the last seven years."  Then he turned away and wenton talking  Avith some one else.  Of Sergeant Arabin. who had not a clear  method of speech, it is related that lie  said to one criminal: "IVisoner at the  bar, if ever there was tt clearer ease than  this of ti man robbing his master, tliisca.se  is that case." At another tune he said:  "Prisoner tit the bar, you have beeu found  guilty on several indictments, and it i.s iu  my power to subject you to transportation for a period very considerably beyond the term of your natural life, but  the court, in its mercy, will not go so far  its itlawtully might go. and the sentence  is that you be transported for two periods  of seven years each.'  The Husband's Story of His Proposal.  They were celebrating their silver wedding, and, of course, the couple were very  happy and affectionate.  "Y'es," said the husband, "this is the  only g}rl I ever loved, and I shall never  forget the first time I proposed to her."  "How did you do it?" burst out a young  man who 'had been squeezing a pretty  girl's hand in the corner.  They all laughed and he blushed, but  the girl carried it off bravely.  "VVell, 1 remember it as well as if it  were yesterday. It was at Richmond.  We had been out for a picnic, and she and  I got wandering alone. Don't you remember, my dear, and what a lovely day  it was?" ���'.''���'  The wife smiled.  "We sat on the trunk of a tree. You  haven't forgotten, love, have you?"  The wife smiled again.  "She began writing in the dust with the  point of her parasol. You recall it,  sweet?"  The wife nodded.  "She wrote her name, 'Mary,' and I  asked her to let me put the other name to  it. And I took the parasol and wrote my  name, "Smith,' below it, and she took back  the parasol and wrote below it, 'No, 1  won't.' Then we went home. You remember it, darling?   Ah, I see you do."  Then he kissed hejy and the company  murmured, "Wasn't it pretty?"  The guests had all 'departed, and the  happy pair were left alone.  ������Wasn't it nice, Mary, to see all our  friends around us so happy?"  "Yes, it was. But, John, that reminiscence of yours!"  "Ah, it seems as if it had been only  yesterday, Mary."  "Yes, dear; there are only three things  you're wrong about in that story."  "Wrong?   Oh,-no."  "John, I'm sorry you told that story,  because I never went to a picnic with you  before we were married, l was never in  Richmond iu my life, and I never refused  you."  "My darling, you must be wrong; I have  a good memory."  "i am not wrong,'Mr. Smith, and my  memory is as good as yours, and, although  we have been married twenty-five years,  I'd like to know who that minx was. You  never told me about her before!"  Made to Feel at Home.  The excursion on the steamer Nelson to  Pilot Bay on Friday night was an enjoyable event.   The attendance was about  hlU.   The excursionists were met by A. B.  Hendryx, Joshua Davies, and J. D. Mars-  den, who acted as a reception committee  on behalf of the residents of Pilot Bay.  During the stay of three hours, the excursionists were made to feel at home. They  had an opportunity of dancing to good  music, were not allowed to go hungry,  and were not asked to drink lake water.  The excursion was for the benefit of the  public school at Nelson, and quite a handsome sum was realized.  The death of lord Coleridge recalls the  magnificent banquet given to his lordship  by Finery A. Storrs, in Chicago, some  years ago. Just before the supper was  served, constables appeared and levied  upon the table, floral decorations, etc.,  and the festivities did not proceed until  several opulent friends present volunteered security for the debt for which  these heroic measures wen; taken. Storrs  was not at all proturbod by the proceeding. As soon as the constables had departed, he turned to his embarrassed  guest and remarked: "Your lordship,  pardon this interruption this blasphemous interference with the lord's supper!"  A Practical Turn ol' Mind,  The Medical Kecord tells of a woman in  Ohio who utilized the high temperature  of her phthisical husband for eight weeks  before his death, by using him as an incubator for hens' eggs. Sins took a number  of eggs, and wrapping each one in cotton  batting, laid them alongside the body of  The Foundation of Everything.  Labor is the foundation of everything,  and when the foundation is withdrawn  the  superstructure   topples   into   ruins.  Wipe out labor and capital would be dead  and useless. Wipe out capital and labor  can again reproduce it. Certain sections  of labor are just now having a few days  outing aud the commerce of the country  is demoi'ali/.ed. Whether the woi-king-  inen are right or wrong in their present  stand is questionable.' Their tremendous  power and their readiness to exei'cise it  certainly are not.  To Tell the Speed of a Train.  When you are riding on the ears you  may be curious to know how fast you are  going. Step out ou the platform and  watch the track underneath intently till  you can distinguish when one rail joins  another. Then count the joints as you go  by, iind as many as you pass in 2\ seconds  is'the number of miles tin hour the train  is going. If there is a double track, you  need only watch one of the opposite rails  out of the window and count the joints.  The Most Independent Man.  The most independent man in British  Columbia today i.s the man with the f>0-  acre farm, fie i.s a prince. He raises  everything he wants and always has  something to sell that brings money. As  he looks outon the world from the shadow  of his own peach tree he experiences a  feeling of serenity that is most satisfactory: aud as the shadows of life's evening  settle down, he knows that he is safe.  A Road That la Needed.  It is understood that the wagon road  from New Denver to Three Forks will be  built by contract instead of day's labor.  It is also said that the road will be built  through to the mouth of Cody creek, or  about twelve miles in till.  She Never Sleojw. ���  In church a iiiaii a imp will lake  Iti-gardloMH of the sago expounder;  lovely w<  .TEETZEL  AND  DRUGGISTS  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  A largo 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  FISHING TACKLE.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  e  (Notary  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B.C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  uei'hesenting:  The Confederation Life Association. Tlie Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of I'oronto, Kte.  MINES INSPECTED  AND REPORTED  UPON.  Several good lots in government townsites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and ollices to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Robson, or will sell.   Good opportunity. ,,  LOTS  IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  ((  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  Don't be Alarmed I  if the railways arc washed out. We have a large  stock of I.utter. Haeon, Canned Meats, Salt Fish,  Dried Fruits, Flour, Hams, Lard, Milk, Sugar,  Ale, Beer, Cider, and Stout. Also the finest brands  of Imported and Native Liquors, Wines, Cigars,  ��� Tobacco, etc.  THE HUDSONS' BAY CO.,  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGENTS FOR: .los. Schlitz, Milwaukee, U.S.A.; Fort  Garry Flour Mills, Winnipeg; Minim Walker & Sons,  Walkerville.  Hunter & McKinnon,  General Merchants,  New  Denver and   Silverton.  Keep on hand at both places everything required by  the prospector, minor, and mine owner.  Now is the time to order your Spring Suit.  FRED J. SQUIRE  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings -and Trouserings.  Prices to Suit the Times.  Nelson Fancy Store.  ��  We are making ready for a dissolution- of partnership, in the early spring,  and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry  Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery,' and G-lassware at cost.  GRAND CLEARANCE ��� SALE: For the next 30  days we offer our entire stock of Dry Goods,  Clothing, Boots and Shoes Crockery and Glass-  ware/ and "Windows, at COST for CASH.  The best Piano or Organ ?  The best Sewing Machine?  The best in the stationery line?  The best in the music line?  The best prices  consistent with quality?  SO   CALL^A.T  TURNER BROTHERS, Houston Block, Nelson.  Good assortment of Newspapers, Magazines, Candies, and Children's Toys always on hand.  IF  SEASONABLE  AT THE  Postoffice Store  Fine Neglige Shirts in Silk, Silk and Wool, Flannel and Cotton.  Summer Underwear in Mosaic and Natural Wool. Hosiery,  Suspenders, Ties, Collars, Cuffs.  STEA^W  Felt  Hats  in  all the  BL~^k_TS  Best American and English Makes.  full Line of American Revited Overalls.  Prices lower than ever,  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  A~SEC0ND RAILWAYIN  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  EBBATE   ALLOWED   FOR   GOOD   BXJILIDIlTa-S-  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  TO  APPLT   FOR   PEICBS,   IIVLA-IPS,   ETC.  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  Will purchase a 7-drawer "New Williams" sewing machine  Large stock from which to make selections.  Houston  Block, Nelson.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler.  All kinds of Fancy Goods,  Notions, Ladies' Underclothing, Children's Clothing, etc.  CHICAGO,   ILXallsrOIS.  Kill  'I'u note  III  initn keeps awake  various styles around her.  Baker St,, next door Nelson Shoe Store,  APPLICATION FOR TIMBER LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given t.liitt, thirty days after date we  Intend applying to the lioiicirubh: Lhe chief commissioner  of hinds anil works for a special license lo cut and carry  away timber from the following tract of hind in West  Kootenay:  (.'oinnienolng nt. a post, marked Southeast corner post  of Nelson .Sawmill Company's application for timber license, being the south west corner post of Lot 2Hi, (Jroup  I; thence west Wi chains, more or less, In southwest corner  post; thence north IiVi chains, more or less, to northwest  corner post; thence east ISO chains, more or le>s, to northeast corner iiost on western boundary of l.ot HH, (iroup I;  thence Mouth l/J0 chains, more or less, on western boundary of l,olH '22X and iHi, (iroup I. to place of commencement, containing !HH) acres, more or loss.  Kor NKLHON HAWMIIX CO.. LTD.,  VV, N, Itni.KK. Malinger.  Nelson, II. ('., liltli .July. tH!U.  Concentrating Machinery:  Blake Crushers and Comet Crushers.  Crushing Hollers and Finishing Hollers.  Plunger .Jigs and Collom Jigs, wood and iron boxes.  Frue Vanner and Fmbrey Concentrators.  Fvan's, Collom's, and Uittenger's Slime Tables.  Trommels, Screen and Phnched Plates.  ()r<_ Samplers and Orinders.  Smelting  Machinery:  Ore  s.  Water .Jacket Furnaces  for Copper and   Lend  Slag Cars and Pots.    Bullion Cars and Pots.  Lead Moulds and Ladles.   Crucible Tongs.  Blast Pipes and Water Tuyeres.  Patterns for all kinds of Hoverbenitory and Matte  Furnaces. Machinei'y for the Systematic Treatment of Oies, by tins Leaching IVoeess,  listing and  Wire  Tramways.  m  ��  ��� .J.3Srai?!!>L!l'JHU...lJllJJillUJlji41iJ���!iiJ.L!.!.lLI|  ffiitJ.dkiiJLt _ jij- i:  "''__"i*ij'*j"  Tjr  7W.  itTUT  IV   M NiiiiM ||   lilJIll   ��� |W J JIM      1UUI�� _���!!_���.   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