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 East an6 lilest Kootenay  Have   Better Showings   for Mines  than   any  other Sections on  the Continent  of America.  FIRST   YUAR.-XO.---  (Dapital anu Brains '  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage   in  the  Mining Camps of East and  West  Kootenay.  XHLKON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  THURSDAY,  JULY  2).  S!)  PRICE  TEN  CENTS.  THERE   IS   HOPE   AHEAD.  Many of the Mines of Slocan Will Pny Should  Prices Not Advance.  Tim cost of pi'odiK'iiiK si ton of' silver-  lead ore. and t Iii' possible ehsince for it  profit on the ssinic. is ii question subject to  considerable ciilciiiiition in mining countries, sind tin' iippoi'iiiosl. one in Mm iiiune-  diiiti' section in which we reside. Ol'  course such ti variety ol" ores exist, here,  tli nt it would be next, to impossible to give  I'll els iind figures connected with nil of  thorn. Hot to illustrate: A prospector  discovers si lode or vein ol" ore of snflicient  width to pay provided it curries enough  nietiil ormotalsin itscoinjiosition. Thislnt-  ter diet i.s deterntined by taking an siver-  iigo sample which is assayed and the contents detci mined.  Suppose the ore is-si Ivor mid lend Lie.ar-  ing. avernges 100 ounces in si Ivor and 70  per cent lend. The smelter deducts ~>  per cent of the I'ornier. iind 10 percent  of the littler metal to make np for mechanical loss. .Seventy per cent load would  equal I-HJO pounds to the ton. less 10 per  <-..';nt, loaves I2t;0 pounds, at a market price  say of $."..,V) -tin.' latest quotation ,-it Inind  ��� equals $-1-1.7.'). Ninety-live ounces silver  at. 72 eenlsaniounts to $0S.-I0, which added  to the lead value make a total of $1 b'i.lo  pur ton in the ore when laid down at lhe  smelter.  Now for the expenses: Suppose the ore  was from lhe Slocan district. The following figures ai e given as approximate:  Slicking of ore, per tun    .   - Si :">'j  Ti.iii.s|>.irliilii_iil to K_i-.li>, |ht Inn    ii Ki  'r.'ititaporl.il ion to -mclii-r. |u-r ton    H W  liuty on lit)i leml. per ton       i\ (m  Smell iiitjeh.-irsfi's. per Ion I- (It)  bor Dry gulch, side by side, which in the  aggregate have produced at least $20,0(10,-  000. prove this   fact..    Nol lung in the way  of quartz was over found at the head of or  uir (he  sidi-s  of Dry-gulch, while at the  upper end of Lust Chance uuleh Whitlach  I'nion, a quart/, vein produced upwards of  four million dollars iu free gold. Tho Penobscot mine. located on t he summit of the  main   range, of  the   Hocky   mountains. 21  miles west, of Helena, contained one chimney of gold-bearing rock from which $101.-  (KKJ was taken   while sinking a shaft sixty  feet in  depth.    This  body or'chimney of  ore  came clour up to the. grass-roots, yet  below it no placers were   ever  found iind  not    even    any    Moat   quart/.,   although  parties sunk   to mid drifted on bedrock to  find both.    The same can be said of other  substances' outside of  placer gold.    They  are  distributed  over the earth's sin face,  and the source from which they originally  came can not be determined.    Tho theory  usually advanced is. that it, is either from  glacial action or icebergs which have gone  to pieces while Ihe surface of the earth at  such   particular   points   was covered   by  w.-iler.  MAKING    DIAMONDS.  A French Scientist Succeeds in CouiHer_t'ullln.f  Nature."  Henri .Moissun of Lhe I'Veiich academy  of science, has just succeeded in solving a  problem which litis occupied llteal icntion  of scientific men for more t 1i.mii a century ���  he   has  succeeded   iu making a   diamond.  WHEN   THE    AUTUMN   COMES  Then Life. Bustle, Excitement, and Speculation Will Take Possession.  It- is almost universally the rule that  mining camps are dull during the summer  months. The Kootenay bake country i.s  no exception, in fact since the first work  of development begun on our mines this  Ins been noticeable.    But iii the fall, for  A   GLOOMY   OUTLOOK.  Tuliil Si�� ���''!���  This amount, deducted from sjiliy. I.'J  leaves a difference of i_S-l.">.0-2 per ton from  "which the cost of mining must bo subtracted. Allowing, handsomely lor this  expense, there is,-in apparent profit, of $-10  per ton on such a grade of oreat the present low prices of the metals.  With railway transportation [o and  i'rom the near vicinity of the mines, it appears as though there are many claims in  the Slocan belt which would pay fairly  well should the prices of silver and lead  not advance.  Were we to admit that silver remains  as a commodity, and is only worth what il  will bring, the very fact of so many low-  grade silver minus being compelled to  close, shuts oil" the supply of load to such  an extent. Unit, in the nature of things,  tliatmolal is bound to advance in price.  This" fact alone will have <-i tendency to  cause the Knifed States lo repeal the lead  clause in the AleKinley bill.  It is now a settled fact that a railway  will penetrate tho .heart of the Slocan district in the next few months': the saving  in transportation will then he quite sin  item, iind would he, added to the mine  owners profit. Surely if there is any hope  ahead for the silver-lead miner of the  west, the West. Kootenay producer has  nmnyehmicos.in his favor not possessed  by those of other sections. The extraordinary grade i.s si great boon to makeup  for inanv obstacles.  A Small-Potato Administration.  The Cleveland administration is earning  for itself a reputation that is not.at .-ill  en visible. The Salt Lake Tribune says:  "The lamest, flattest, and withal one .of  the dirtiest notices that has boon'sent to  this Western country for a longtime was  tho quibble in yesterday morning's dispatches to the effect tlisit the sccrelsiry of  the treasury can, in his discretion, directly  violate a plain law, sis plain a law sis over  appesired in the statute books, if. in tho  discretion of the director of tho mint, the  oilers of silver seem to -be above the  market price. The marker, price is fixed  in London, is'cabled every day, and that  is given to every banker who buys silver  bullion. It absolutely regulates, or did  regulate, the price of silver in this country  until the treasury officials of the present  administration wont into tho old junk  business to break it down a half cent.  The result has been that during the two  last weeks they have managed to buy  some silver at half a penny less than the  real market value. Probably an aggregate ill the end of the year will be published as oneof the economies which the  present administration has deemed it wise  lo practice. But if there is an.American  citizen outside of I ho treasury oflicisils  who approves of (hat, kind of work and  thinks il. befitting either the dignity or  integrity of great oflicisils. that gent lei nan  is careful lo suppress his name."  Theories on Gold Formation.  A party of mining inch were recently  congregated iu Nelson discussing the distribution of placer gold throughout the  rich auriferous deposits of the west that  have been worked since the days of'111. A  Tijiiii'nio reporter listened to lhe conversation and gleaned ninny facts, which, as  liirtis he is aw tire, hereby for the lirst  time, appear in print. The existence of  ��� vast quantities ol gold iu the creeks, listrs.  and benches in placer milling-countries do  not pi ove I hat veins of high grade quart/.  are there by any means, mid t hosnnie rule  applies lowsii d placer deposits, as extraordinary rich quartz, veins have been found  where no placers could be struck below  although t lu.usiiuds msiy have been spent  in the search. Take, for instance, Alder  gulch, in .Montana. Kroin seventy to one  bum I red millions in gold have been washed  out. yet no qua Hz, to si mount to anything  was ever found iu any of t he surrounding  hills. Tho same can Lie said of the prolific Conl'edeisilo, aud many other gulches.  J_;tsf Chsiuie gulch and its  nearest ncigh-  i   moiidsciit rubies, they sink when plunged  :  iitlfi iod id oof mel hy lone, t he spec die grsi v-  j  ity of which is one-tenth les^. than that of  j diamonds., and   I hey   turn   into  carbonic  j acid when burnt iu pure oxygen- all conclusive tests.    The  discovery is  of no use  from a coinniercisd point of view, because  the diamonds obtained by M. Moi.ssan .are  loo small to be of value, and have cost fsir  more than   they could bo  sold for if they  could Lie combined iutoone gem.    Hut c-he  discovery is of very great importance front  the scientific  standpoint,  showing, as   it-  does, that  it is possible to produce all the  minerals of mature:   the diamond was the  most   (liflicult, iind    that   litis  now   been  overcome.  Kverybody knows that diamonds are  only crystallized carbon. Carbon is found  in three stales���ordinary carbon (as in  charcoal, co'vo. coal), grsiphite. and diamond. Chemists have done sill they could  to effect the crystallization of ordinary  csirbou. but without success. The origin  of the diamond is a disputed point, some  people believing that, the crysttilization  takes place iu si very high temperature,  others being of the opinion that the carbon  crystallizes stfc'si very low temperature  while immersed in liquids like sulphuret  of csirbou or in certain gases, while a'third  theory is that the process tsike.s place deep  down in the esirth, -where both temperature iind pressure sire enormous. Ksich  theory is supported by relisiblo evidence,  ami tiie discovery of the truth is very important- in the interests of science. M.  Aloisssin made his diamonds by the- aid of  | high temperature sind pressure. Ho inside  ! use of the electric are, which he. has nisui-  ipulated in such, a wsiy.sis. to .obtain..the  (.mormons heat of 1000 degrees, sind  for high pressure.ho turned to account the  natural property of-certain.substances to  increase in volume as they solidify. I f a  liquid metal is;thrown quickly into wsiter  its molecules dilate, sind are subjected to a  very great 'pressure. M. Moissan. therefore, oLitained si. mass of molten metal sit  a temperature'of -1000 degrees, in which  csirbou was dissolved like sugar in water,  then he precipitsited the mass in water  and the carbon erysi.silliz.ed under the  pressure. He was .aLilo to produce some  grsiphite and some atoms of another form  of ciirlion, which, when clestned and  placed under a microscope, proved to Lie  diamonds, some resembling the blackish  disunonds (carbonados) which have been  dug up at the Capo, and others identical  with the kind with which we are familiar.  Gold Pi-ospects on Beaver Creek.  Northport News. 20th: -'William Keo-  ney's gold prospect, three miles above the  mouth of Beaver creek, is showing up  finely. ;is shown by recent developments  in assessment work.     Mr. Koeucy is quite  sanguine of the'worl h of this claim, and  expects ;i showing of betterment as (lie  work progresses. Mr. O'Neill has located  ti claim similar in worth sind kind to I bid  of Koeney's, which isoulya mile a nil a hsilf  from the nioiilh of the creek, while Mr.  B.arLlellc. superintendent, for Hull Brolh-  ers. who have the beef contract on the  Nelson A: Kort Sheppard rsiilwsiy. has  located ;i promising prospect only a half  mile from the nioiilh of the creek. As  B.artlelt is an experienced miner hesilso  knows what he has round .and has excavated and sent some line specimens to  Nelson for (.he handsel" the sissayer there.  The result I hereof will be duly reported  in this column sis soon sts known."  the past five years, something has transpired in si mining way which has renewed  the courage of the residents and kept the  bsill si rolling.  Those who are posted clsiini that (he  approaching autumn will bring with it sis  much or more life than any preceding  one. Without discussing the now almost  threadbare depression of silver, fheoiitr  look, when it comes to lie studied, is not-  so blsic.k sis it might bo. and the people  hsive no reason to believe that they are,  abandoned by hope.  Many mines now working will keep,  right on, sind others that hsive recently  closed will start up. while the ch.-inces are  very favorable for sin unusual stir being  commenced on the noted bonanzas of  Toad mountain, which stands a t the back  door of the town of Nelson.  Two rsiilwiiys sire being construcled in  the country, mid it is not among tins impossibilities that si third may begin the  work of construction in the nesir future.  While no one feels inclined to paint the  prospects of the future with very rosy  tinted hues, yet there' is an uudereitrrenl of  fooling that all will Lie well.  Kartios who have traveled over eastern Canada and the Kuilod Sliite-s report  th.a 11 his portion of the province of British  Columbia sippoars to be in better condition sit present, iind has a more Jiopeful  outlook for the future than stny section  thev hsive visited.  Last Saturday's Horse Race.  I ,ast Saturday was si gala day in Nelson,  the occasion being the trial of speed between J. B. Simpson's bay insire "Dutch"  of K.-islo. sind W. Purdue's bay gelding  ������Jim JJoatty" of Nelson, The stakes being for $2.10 ,-i side, the Nelson track to be  used st nd the distance run one-l'ourl h of a  mile single dash. Mr. Kuquier was chosen  sis starter and the judges were W. Ale-  Ksielirsin of Kaslo. .John Johnson iind A.  K. lloilgins of Nelson. The rsice was to  take plsice sit-1 p. m.. but on account of sir-'  ranging tho preliminaries, ami a false  start being made, it was fully ;3o'clock before the final word "go" was given. Jim  Beatly carried I.'J.") pounds in the person of  Bussull, while W. L.ove. the rider of Dutch,  weighed 120 pounds. Dutch won the race  by about throe lengths. Time 2-1]. It is  estimated that close onto 2000 people witnessed the contest. All the stores in town  being closed and the workmen from the  Nelson tt Kort Sheppsird railway coming  to town to tsike in the .sport. Quite a  number of people csinie on tin excursion  from Kaslo and other places on the lake,  tickets atone fare for the round trip hsiv-  ing been sold.  axotiiioi.    vioitsiox.  The race, sis first arranged, wsis fur $500  a side, but for some reason tho backers of  the mare only-put up $200. On the first attempt to score, the riders, laboring under,  the "belief that the stsirt was to be mside  in the same way as at the Dominion Dsiy  races, sent, their ..horses, through to the  wire under the whip, the horse winning by. ii neck, although tho mare  had si length the best of" it at the  start. ��� The :'starter, however, declared  he had not given the word, therefore the race had to be run over. Instead  of csilling the horses up immedisitely to  -score <is i.s customary, nearly sin hour was  wasted in "jockeying" the. horse, who i.s of  a nervous, excitable disposition. On the  next attempt to score, they got off well together, but tlie horse could not be controlled by the rider, and the mare won the  race by a length. The edges, after "hearing a good deal of wrangling, gave the  race to the mare, and the stakeholder, alter being notified not to do so, handed the  winners the stake money. On the whole,  the race was very unsatisfactory, 'not  only becsiuseof the bad blood engendered,  but bccsiuse the onlookers did not consider  it ii fair trial of the speed of the ma re and  the horse. It is not likely that another  race can be arranged, .although bsickers of  the horse sire; willing to place $1000 Id $."S00  thsil he can beat the mare.  Came Very Close to It.  "We were camped .at the point where  the trail crossed l.iddlo creek, al lout sixteen miles west of Kaslo. a yesir ago last  spring." ssiid sin old prospector. '���There  were about thirty of ns who had our louts  pitched there. Among the number was st  typiestl western ehar.aeter by the name of  Brown, who. to gain a livelihood had followed nearly every vocation which usually presents itself in si mining en in p. < >n  jiccount of  having sit one  tiuu  Tlie Eil'ect of tho Silver Slump on a Montana  Town.  Nciharl (Mont.) Herald: Silver is the  support of this (own. When the market  for silver is destroyed Neihsirt must be  marked off the map. Her .growth find  marvelous prosperity since her discovery  are duo to niinorsil products. She hits  a. bravo and intelligent population. They  have staked everything on her mines, and  have been more thsm encouraged by the  wonderful output. A sununsi ry of past  and present conditions is of great interest  to sill who resid this paper. We have entered .a night sis black as the depths ol  purgatory. ��� Before the ci-stsh-Noihart had  1500 iiihahitsiuts. She employed over 500  men. Her payroll was near $50,000 a  month. Her mines yielded 20,000 tons of  ore mom lily. Her merchsmts anil business  men. miners, laborers, teamsters, sinrl  tradesmen were all enjoying prosperity.  After the crash, i'opulation, 200. No men  employed. No payroll. .Men and tesinis  idle. No ore shipped. Msirvelous exodus  of good citizens. Street lights turned off.  (Jood mines with no hope for the better  till silver i.s reinslnt.od. All collections returned. No one able lo payLiills. Complete despondency among t he few reinnin-  ing citizens. Let eastern men read (his:  consider that hundnd of good towns are  similarly alloc fed: then lot (belli ssiy if  the government can silforil todrop silver  sis si money metal? The West lias started  upon a pilgrimage. It may be si long or si  short, one. as nesi ring events will de ten nine  but il is si pilgrint.age wherein silver is the  object of our faith .and sub.joctol' our pr.a.v-  ers and songs. If we end the journey sind  our prayers sire heard, we shall see sacred  homes blessed with untold prosperity. If  our mission is not siccoinplished. our  beautiful state, iu sill her glory sind  power, with mines, commerce, nianufsic-  (tires, .agriculture, sind all her mighty  system of exchange, backed by segregations of capital aud brstins, of muscular  skill and force, will sit onco relapse into a  state of lethargy or go "glimmering with  the things that wei e iind are nol." Her  thriving masses will have to migrate, and  the reinsiining \'ew will be bound toa fate  so cruel as practically to have no promise  of relief.  The situation for Lhe West i.s abject,  gloomy, de-niorsite. If within six months  silver is not restored to its place as money,  it is doubtful if it will be done in as many  years. And to what course can our population turn? We buy from the Mast. II  the Last does not tsike our present products, we must look for others upon which  to continue the exchsinge system, or we J  inusl'seek other Holds, where bread can |  bo earned and bodily wants satisfied. In- !  evitably the hitter must be our choice, for  our own section is distinctively si silver  producer. -While silver is prosperous the  valley will support thoussinds. 'With  silver debased, it is doubtful if fifteen can  remain to gusird the path of desolation.  No one can live in Neihsirt without si  msirket for silver. Other rich and prosperous districts of Montana are in the  ssiine strait. The result of a continued  depression of silver will* not only depopulate the greater portion of a grand sind  noble stsite, but will bring the aljlest and  wealthiest to penury, privation and wstnt.  We sire sentenced for si term���none of  us know how long. W'e could better bear  the sentence, had the people willed it so.  But we know that the people have been  disrobed of power in any manner pertaining to Lhe issue. The.calamity litis tieen  called on b.v the action of si few liien. possibly not si round hundred sit most. They  sire hosivy dealers in money, and so long  as they .are able to cramp 'the currency,  so long will their goods bo in dcmsind.  turn was reached Osiudaur wsis leading by  ii boat length, with Banian appsirently  out of it. (I'suifliiur increased his lead, until within si quarter of a mile from the  finish, whore he stopped rowing and  waved his hand in response to iheeheers  of hi.s friends and backers;ilong the shore.  Ho then made a magnificent spurt and  crossed the lino sin easy winner by seven  lengths in 10:53. Hsinlau finished 12 seconds hi I or. Hanlan has notified tlie stakeholders not to turn over the stake money,  claiming that the course was changed,  causing his defeat.  ANOTHER  VICTIM   FCR KCC1ENAY LAKE.  Our Mines Will Be Worked.  Curious combinations of circumstances  sometimes   come   about   which   makes a  mining district  valuable and   causes   its-  towns  sind villsiges to   teem with population, sind wesillh   pours into the coffers of  citizens. Tsike. for instance, the low grsido  siJver-Jesid   mines  of  the   C.eur d'Alenea.  After concontrstting from four to ten tons  of raw ore   into one, this   product  rsinges  in value I'rom sixteen to fifty ounces in silver sind   from   fifty lo sixty-live per cent  lead. The 111:1111 bulk of these concentrsites  sire then shipped 1500 miles south Lo   Denver.  Colorado, or  Oniahsi.   Nelir.aska. for  treatment.     It i.s the fact of them finding  si market at those distsint smelling phaces  that nisikes them  vsilusible.    The smelters  heretofore   have boon  compelled'to  have  these ores, high grade in lead, to mix with  iind Ilux   the dry ores which   meet  them  there, coining from New Mexico. Arizonsi,  and Colorado.    The Slocan ores, however,  are bound   to si   groat extent, to   tsike lhe  plsice   of Cieiir  d'Alene ores.    As  si   rule  they   sire   perfectly   clean    when   mined,  needing  no expensive ni.aehinery to sop-  si rate   the   worthless   from   the   valuable,  and besides they contain such a high percentage of the white niotsil. The .very fact  of tlie mines of Sloean being so high grade  establishes   the cortsiinity that, they will  be   worked, and worked to  si profit, even  if many of the lower grade camps become  eonipsirsitively deserted.    There sire people who follow the business of mining- entirely, iind mine for silver and lestd alone.  These will tsike hold of the Slocan properties for  the reason that   they  will pay  under sidverso circumstances when many  others in  more favored and   better developed localities would bocompelled to close.  News From an Old Camp.  Ivootenay Lake people who wore formerly residents of the old camp of Murray, in the gold section of the C<eur d'Alene country, will be pleased to learn thstt  since there has begun lobe si stir among  the gold prodneingdistricts that there hsis  been a great revival there.  A letter recently received by si Nelson  gentlomsin gives some facts wort hy of record. The Golden Chest mine, sind 10-  stsunp mill which hsis been run with .varying results for a number of years, hsis been  for some time on a pitying basis find is remunerating t\\e lessees handsomely.  Kive .stamps of the (.'olden King mine  are kept busy on ore from one of the  claims belonging to that company.  Tho Mother lode, which lists been such a  heavy producer in the.past. will.soon have  its mill capacity .augmented by the addition of five stamps making ten in sill. Silas Brant is erecting si .'$-stainp mill  below Murray'to work ore from si recently  discovered claim from which he obtained  si's high sis $5 to the pan from decomposed  quartz.  .Bsildy mountain, near the old pioneer  town of Kiiglo. is turning out Large quantities of gold-bearing rock of a high grsido.  sis the nisiny claims on its sides and summit are Luang worked for ail they sire  worth.  Nice Mountains  to Prospect in. j  Beceiilly   Bruce Crsiddock sind   Willisiiuj  Hunter   took   si   spin   over  the   mountain j  rsiiigo   that   separates   Kiro   vsdloy   from j  Cherry   Creek  valley ami have  returned j  looking .as if the  trip .agreed  with  litem, j  Mr. Crsiddock reports the country a good j  out!  Lo prospect in, but that they found j  nothing  that would warrant them in re- |  turning to it.    (Jn the Cherry Creek sloiie I  they  unexpectedly ran  ngsiinst   the  Ale- j  111 tyiu  gold   mine and mill,   bul   neither  were  being worked.    The mill   is of  the  roller pattern and has a cniincity of from  eight  to ten  Ions  daily,     flic lodge is  si  good, strong one, varying in  width from  three to five feet.  gaged   in  tin  been  en-  Making Fairly Good Headway.  About forty si ores of the Now Denver  townsite has boon desired, sind si number  of streets opened. Union street, which  runs north sind south si full mile in length,  will be cleared and a wharf built at it's  south end. so that the steamer Hunter  will have st safe landing plsice in sill kinds  of weather. Koroman Cannon lists completed the work of clearing the streets in  the government portion of the townsite.  ���and now has eluirge of a force of men on  like work on Lhe new townsite. A number  of buildings are being erected, the latest  ;i 2-slory 2.S.\50 building for the Slocan  .Mercantile Compsuiy. at the corner of  Union street .and Slocan .avenue. W. C.  Archer hsis a 2-slory oflioo building enclosed, on Sixth avenue. W. II. Smith |  has si building under way .a t I he corner of j  Slocan avenue .and h'esorve si root. John '  A. Cosson is gelling ready to build two ;  cottage residences on Kiglith avenue. In ���  the government, portion of the lownsiio.  the Cething iV' Henderson hold is ready j  for occupancy: the Wh.arlon building j  well under w.ay. the Shersin hold (a ���'!- |  s tor_\- ljui Id ing) enclosed, and a now si ore j  building eroded adjoining Bourne Broth- |  oi-s". Taken all iu till. New Denver -ceins j  lo be sis livolv sis suiv other town in W  Overdrawn Statements.  Had the Spokane d.ailies any inkling of  the mining" business, or if they would employ si person who hsid, they would not  make their uttorsuiccs appear so ridiculous  when attempting to give news of mining  districts. If one-tenth of the alleged silver and goldmines found sts reported in  those papers prove to be the bon.auzas the  reporters claim, there i.s no u<e of arguing the silver question any longer. It  "ooks  sis   though   the   qusiliMentions  for a  A Well-Known Young- Man Accidently Ercvin-  ed at Lardo.  Considerable  anxiety   was  manifested  during  the   week   concerning lhe late of  Harry   Hubert,   purser   on   the   stesunei'  Ainswortli.      Harry   spent   Sunday   in  Nelson   in   company  with   si   number of  young men friends, iind  on  .Monday   was  at his post on the steamer.    When Lardo  was  reached  sind  sill the business oi>vhe  trip finished. Harry went up to theG'resit  Northern hotel where he  remained   until  sibout  II   o'clock.    On  his   return  to the  boat he was siceompanied by Tom Gsurvey  and    Kd   .Sullivan,   who    has- st   logging  contrsicton the Lardo river. -The last seen  of him alive was sit the hour named when  these  gentlemen   left  him on   board   the  steamer lying at the wharf.  At 5 o'clock the next morning, captain  Alentonau found Harry's hsit on the passageway outside the forward cabin, lie  thought little or nothing of this cireuni-  .stnticu, and in due course of time tho boat,  pulled out sind crossed the lake to Ar-  genta. Here, it wasasccrtsihied that Harry  was missing and his stateroom had not  boon occupied. A scare 11 'was inside of the  entire boat and no trace of the missing  boy could be found.except the hat before  spoken of. The boat then put back for  Lardo and a most thorough search wsis  made of the entire town .and surrounding  bush, about every citizen of the plsiee  turning out to assist.  The boat crew peered into the water of  the bay .around where tho steamer lsiy  inooiod the night before, and felt with a  long polo, but no evidences of si body  were found. A sudden rise of the Ltu-do  river the night before hsid muddied the  waters of the bay so thai an object could  not bo seen sit the bottom in the usually  clear wsiter.  When the news of Harry's mysterious  disjippoaranee became known on the arrival of the bosit tit Nelson, the intelligence iippesired to cast si gloom over the  community, as he wsis well .and fsivorstbly  known hero.  IL K. Lemon iind G. A. Bigelow sit once  inside prep.arsilions to begin si systematic  search, never to quit until the mystery  was solved. They left on the Ainsworth  yesterday morning provided with grap-  Mng irons, etc.. so sis to thoroughly drsig  the bottom of Lardo bay.  At Kaslo, Messrs. Lemon and Bigelow  wi;re joined by Boil Crane sind James Ale-  Donald. Inside of an hour .after sirriving  at L.ardo (ieorge A. Bigelow and James  AlcDonsild found the body in sibout six  feet, of water and brought it to the surface. The boat then returned to Kaslo  whore st physician mside an exam ina tion  of the remsiiiis. A bruise wsis found over  the right eye sind smother on the right  shoulder near the bsise of the neck. This,  gives rea.sonsfuloiio.ss to the theory that  Harry sat, down on the guard rail  of the boat, -fell sisleep and .dropped  over 'backward.- in falling lie turned'  over iind struck "tlie' lower 'guard,,.,  thou mi rostching .'the wsiter he so  far recovered as' to try sind .save himself by .swimming, and in this act came  in contact with the boat, causing the  bruise.on the shoulder, but by this time  being so chilled sind exhausted, he sank in  the chill waters of Kootenay hike, which,  like old ocean,'so seldom gives up its dead.  The body arrived hero on the Ainsworth ���  sit 1:-S0 ]). 111. t.oday. At Ainsworth and Bsil-  four. whore the people hsid been notified  of the ssid. occurrence, ladies met the boat  .and brought lender offerings of besiutiful  flowers lo be Istid on "the. casket of the  young man ''who had been so popular  among' his ncquaintsinee.s for the past  three years. The funeral .took plsice at l  p. in. today, .livery one who hsis over  beeu iissocisited with ll.arry Ilebort spesik  in the highest terms of him. On liis body  when found wore letters he hsid the night  of hi.s death written for Lardo people to  firms in Nelson, which would disprove siny  theory' that drink caused his (loath. In  speaking of the deceased. John I'siterson.  oneof the owners of the A ins worth, stilted  that Harry had attended to his duties-as  purser on the trip up on Monday and thsil  iiis books sind siccounts were perfect, .as  they always were. Hubert K. Lemon felt  very much concerned, and said thsil Ihirrv  situation  as a   mining  reporter on one of I had  beeu   employed   by him at different  nisiness of  making  black | Koolenay.   and   it    is   certsiinly    111:1 k  nit  diamonds out of native woods .at Ains  worth, he wsis dubbed '"('lisi i'co,a I Brown."  st cognomen which will always ding lo  him. "One day up the trail came.a prospector with his pack on his back, who  slopped ;if a lent and stsked (he owner if  he knew .a couple of brothers named  Black who were prospecting somewhere  in the Kaslo or Slocan district." The  party interviewed studied awhile,  .scratched his head .and informed I he  questioner he did not know of stny such  persons. Kinsilly as (he traveler was  ���about to psiss on ho said: "Ssiy. there is  si. fellow camping here by (he name of  'Clutreosil Brown.' he conies (he nearest  being named Blsit  iu this camp."  fa ii*I v n'< mil head wa v  the d.ailies of Spokane is an tiller ignorance of mining, of the _geography of the  country, and of anything else except- to  write up a hit- of rubbish si 1 id draw his salary. Air. (I'olddust. anil afterward '���Sawdust" I liggnis. who so thoroughly faked  the entire city Last winter, i-; their ideal  ! miner, stud if some prospector, or any  other person, pours into I heir cars a t; 1 It*  of ,a recently discovered All.adin's cave  I hey iiccepl it as a fact, .and il .appears in  (lie'next issue sis though it wen- gospel  I ruth. Such methods of conducting one  department, of a newspaper only tends to  bring ridicule on lhe sheet giving them  nl tersinee. .and is of no benefit lo the industry they chiiui to uphold.  "Not   Much!"  Tin; following a musing thing occurred in  Chicago.    The   hotel   proprietors   of  thsil  ritv  had   complained very   seriously I ha t  times during tin; psist live years, sind  that he wsis honoraljlo ami conscientious  to si fault. At this time it is impossible to  learn much of Air. Ilebert's antecedents  and home, lie was about 2S years of age  aud had boon in this sect ion of the country about three years or more. G. A. Bigelow h.as taken aflida vits from everyone  having tiny knowledge of his untimely  end which will bo vsilusible to his relsiti ve.-,  should t hey appear.  I ll.arry Ilebort wsis born in one of the  Hasteni Townships of the province of  Quebec, his lather for a unmoor of yea is  keeping a hole! at Waterloo. During the  construction of the Cansidisin I'acilic.  I larry . came west, .and for several years  inside Hevelstoke his home He then  went to Donald, whore, in INSS, ho was si  clerk iu the Selkirk house. After leaving  the Selkirk he went to Vancouver, thence  to Sea tile, where his f.alher hsid  removed  Hainan's Day Over.  Kd. I lsinl.au of Toronto, b >r a  the world's greatest osirsmsin. is  "'in   it." when    he   allows    himself  beaten hv Jake Cauda ur.     Ina race  I he. r.a t os of I he railro.ad comp.anios would  !  from Quebec.    Kor I he next   year or more  long(one  no longer  to be  at Drill ia. On I urio. on I he 2-11 li in-;! ant. but li he  and Csiiidaur were iu splendid condition.  The start, was inside .at 0:01 in I be ;iifler-  11111111, ilanlaii shol to lhe front like a  Mash and was soon leading by si full boa'l  length. Both men were rowing sibout :il  strokes a minute lhaulau kept in front  for   the first  half-mile, when Gsiudattr ro  of anyone  I  know of i duocd tho  lead toa half-bosit   length and  i soon spurted hy his opponent..    When the  prevent Ihe fair from becoming si success.  At a meet ing between railroad directors  n>u\ hole! men the former offered to make  si redticl ion of .'!0 per cent in I heir lares, if  t he la! lor would consent I o lower their  charges 20 per conl. to show I heir patriotism. This was resented a> ,a piece of impertinence by the hotel men. who said  they proposed to manage their sill'siirs  without iiilerferciiee from ot hers. Due of  Lh esc go nl ha 1 ion remarked .amid great a p-  ilausc t bat ho"ain'ti doin' I hi> t hing lor  lis hca!t h. and don't want ter run \'cr  Congress." Kvident-ly I heir pa I riol i.-m  did nol permit, them to allow,any reduction of their own profits.  he did not remain long 111 stny one place.  Three years stgo he clerked for B. K.  Lemon at Sprout's Landing .and hater on  sit Nelson. This spring he w.as inside  purser of the Ainsworth. .and the owners  and crew of tlisit boat- .all spesik of him in  terms of praise. He was gonial, quickwitted, .and generous. He has :i sister  living in Alont real, liis fat Ina- lives iu Seat tie where he w.as for a long time 0111-  iloyed in the Chester Cleary dry goods  muse. I larry had si small policy of insurance on his life, the policy, we believe,  being for tho benefit of his sister. His  trunk iind other effects are in 'fill-: Tuin-  r.\K ollice.- Kiinoit Ti.inrxi-:.]  re  ��?��__;'*_'__  m  52rer_a  '��� ii ,"r  uf.,  IS..1-    ,  ' *���"���"_��" _l  .���?;lH.i?t h-.-.i^.-'-t- V--..- fi -.1.'. -*���.-.���:*. -ii5--''!"- -.vf-__a;_(i-"s'.r-",#- Q THE.'TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B.C., THURSDAY, JULY  27,  1803.  PUBLISHERS'  NOTICE.  TIIK TiilHl.'NK i- |iiilili-lu-il (in Thursdays, by John  JIocstiin *: Co., mid "ill be mailed l�� nub-cribcr.-  on )inyiii(;iit of O.N'i: lidl.i..\l; n year. No subscription  liikcn* fin- less than n your.  ltKCiL'LAI! ADVICRTISICMKNTS printed nt the following rule.-: One inch. i'M a year: two inches.  ��(!(! a vcar: throe inches SSI n yriii". four inches  SIKi ii vcar: livu inches Sin.') a year: six inches mid  iiiw, at the rate of $\.'*l an inch per month.  TRANS1KNT All VKKTISKM KNTS il) cent--n line fur  first insertion and In cent.-a line for each additional  iiisci-lion.    llirlli.   inai-i-iiiKC. and  deatli  notices free.  LOCAL OR RKAIHNO MATTKR XOTIOKS :')(! cents a  line each- insertion.  .IOR PRINTIXO id fnir rate-. AH account- for job  printing nnd advert i-ing payable on the lir-l ol  every month; stib-ci-iplion. in advance.  ADDKKSS all communication- to  TIIK TRIIil.'NK. Nelson. R. 0.  PROPBSSIONAIj   CARDS.  D.  J_.\HAL'.  M.P.-Physician  and  Surgeon.   Rooms  and   I   Houston  block.  Nelson.   Telephone   li.  L.  I!. HARRISON, U. A.- Hiiirister and Altorney at  haw tut' the iirovinoo nl" N'ew Hruiiswick). Conveyancer, N'otarv Public, Cniiimis-ioner for taking Atlldavits  for use in the Courts of lirili-h Columbia, etc. Ollices���  Second floor. Scotl building, .losephine St.. Nelson, It C.  THURSDAY MORNING IULY i\  Would, probstbly cover two blocks with  buildings from two to. four stories in  hoitfhth.  .Modern department stores, where sill  kinds of floods are handled under one roof  by olio, firm, sire also causing si great  change in the commercial world, as heretofore perhaps a dozen blocks would be  covered and several score of firms would  be kept busy handling the many different  varieties of merchandise' now controlled  Liv si single concern.  A   POSITIVE   SOURCE   OP   REVENUE.  hS!).S  ALL   ARE   "FREE   MINERS.'  Once in si while some crunk drifts into  West Kootenay district from south of: the  interusitional boundary line who glories  in telling what this country would be "if  it wsis only on the other side." It is time  that such rot, used sis an sirgiunent to upbuild one government by decrying: sin-  other, "was stopped. There i.s no essence  of patriotism in such ignorant babbling.  A psitriot in one country has. and shows  his respeel for a foreign government while  under the protection of its laws. Tho  foundation of every business interest in  this portion of Mritish Columbia i.s mining. To' become a "free miner" the government imposes a small tax, the insignil-  ic.aut sum of $ii, per year. It matters not  whether tho persons engaging in the business are native-born British Columbians,  Americans, or citi/.ens of any other nation,  no lines are drawn sind all, if interested in  .mining shsill pay this small amount. The  revenue derived from this source is expended in roads or trails for the benefit of  all. Should ti prospector be contented  with si mining claim located tit the waters  edge, on lhe wave washed shores of Kootenay hike, he would probably never sisk  the government to expend si dollar for a  road or trail. But if his claim or claims  were situated in:some comparsilively inaccessible part of the country, it i.s not improbable but what thoussinds of dollars  would be intelligently expended ou roads  or trails for the lionelit of such claims cli-  roollysind the public indirectly. Again,  outside of Creede, in Colorsido, where is  there another niiningseclion on tho North  American continent thai litis made such  rapid strides in advancement in the psist  four years sis West Koolontiy ? Four  years ago such sin article sis a board, if il  existed here was the product of whipssiw  labor. A trille over two years si go sistoru-  Avhoel steamer on this fresh wsiter sesi was  si curiosity. In this brief lime cities smd  towns have grown like-magic, and four  statelystoaniers.with till modern improvements, touch at their fine wharves almost  daily.  . These, sind countless other innovalions  of modern thought smd modern energy  have been brought sibout by what, not  the person who acknowledges Croat Brit-  siin as his country, not by citi/.ens of the  Lrniled Stsilos alone, the German. Scotch,  Iris hi mi n or sm y other list ti una lily entirely,  but the grsind army of "free miners"  whose birthplace ever remains unquestioned whether ho makes si million or a  bare living while pursuing a peaceful vocation in one of the best governed countries in the world. There hsis boon enough  said about the "slow" Csinadisin and tho  '"fast" Yankee, whsit we want is the "free  miners" to got tho ore out of the hills. If  silver becomes simply si commodity, we  hsive mountains of lead, should that metal  decline in price we hsive plenty of copper,  and no small, moiety of that noble yellow  metal, gold. West Kootenay i.s, now, iind  for sill limes will hold her plsice sis si inetsd  producer. She has vast reserves of four  different kinds of metals useful to the  world, iind should one prove valueless,  there sire the others to fall back upon.  SOME   MODERN   METHODS.  What i.s to interfere with the South  Kootenay Board of Trade, at their next  mooting, discussing the (piostion of making the Kootenay country si .Mooesi for  tourists, sis suggested in the last issue  of Tiik Thiui'nk?  A little attention devoted to this subject, and a small amount of energy ex-  ponded, would prove LomII the importance  of adding to our resources the large  amount of revenue which would annually  come our way. AW we hsive to do is to let  the sighl-seer and pleasure-seeker of the  world know what csin hero be found that  itdds to their enjoyment, and they will  flock in upon us a,t the proper season,  swelling the dividends of transportation  linos, crowding oitv well furnished modern  hotels, smd in fact benefitting tho resident  population as an entirety.  Heretofore tlie local press and the  ubiquitous newspaper correspondent for  distsint journals, have csilled attention to  the many attractions of this attractive  sind favored conn try. Sow if the Board  of Trsido, which i.s the mouth-piece of the  country at large, will only devote some  attention to tho msitter, the rest will be  plain sailing. The trsinsportsition companies, there i.s no fear of doubt, will  moot the Board of Trade more than half  way in the matter, smd, if the proper phin  is adopted smd carried out, next sesison  would witness a wonderful change for the  bettor in every branch of business iind sill  would be enriched, from the wealthy  president of a railway or steamboat corporation to the impecunious man of all  work.  This subject should be brought up sit  the next mooting and  it i.s si smsill matter  ti) appoint a committee to inquire into its  merits.   THE    SILVER   QUESTION.  of silver each month.. The law reads:  "'The secretary of the treasury is hereby  directed to purchase from time to time  silvoi* bullion losiggregato -1.5()0,00()ounces,  or so much thereof as may bo offered, in  each month at the market price thereof,"  etc. Under this construction, if the price  does nol suit the department, it is hold  that purchases need not bo made in any  special mouth, so long sis the aggregate i.s  maintained. The decision sis to what i.s  the nisirket price is mside b.v the director  of the mint, who makes tho purchase. Tho  acting director of the mint expects to got  liis full quota for tho month of July.  What an Editor Has to Contend With.  This is si queer world, a person linds it-  out iu running a newspaper more than in  any other branch of business. You may  ex toll a man's virtues, make a reputation  for him. iind place him in a position where  ho enjoys the plaudits and emoluments of  the world, but, allow one word derogatory  lo him, or one single typographical error  creeii into the paper, and you lose his  friendship for life.  THE  Kelly Seetional Boiler.  (I'alenls applied for in Canada and U.S.)  A New Railway Under Construction.  Buy Befon? the /T\arl\et ibises  M  CHEAP  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and taken apart  by one man in ten hours.  Specially constructed for  packing- over mountain  trails.  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  For prices, etc., apply lo.  Many modern improvements are eoin-  pletoly revolutionizing various branches  o f business in the largo cities of the L'nitod  H tiitos. which the people sire beginning to  consider seriously. The innovation of  the electric street railway system has had  the effect in.many instances of making st  strip of laud surrounding a city coinpiirsi-  tively valueless for the rosison tlisit a business man csi.ii purchase residence property  ii mile or more farther distsint from the  trade center sit much less cost. The sid-  ��� dilionnl time taken to ride from his place  of business to his home is so short under  the present style of rsipid transit that the  on I.S' manner in which ho notices it i.s tlisit  it sidds to his enjoyment.  Tho erection of high business blocks,  from 10 lo \~> or more stories, is another  means of lowering real estate values in  largo cities. Iu one of those modern  Towers of Babel, can be crowded.sufficient  h tinian beings engaged in various branches  of   business,   that   under   the  old   stylo  A Republican, a Democrat, and a Populist  Express Opinions.  In ii speech at Spokane, Washington,  William II. Clagett, a prominent Republican, said in psirt: ''The silver question  is but si part of the great financial problem. I can give but a few suggestions this  evening. When in the olden dsiys .Joseph  gsithered corn in the years of plenty sind  sold it to the people in years of famine,  tho good book tells us tlisit he lirst took  sill their money, then their cattle, then  their hinds, and at last their bodies in  shivery, for bread thsit they might live.  This is precisely what our modern usurers  are doing. Rome fell because a few men  gathered all the peoples' money in their  hands. .Babylon's history tells the ssiine  story. Tlie emergency today is infinitely  gresiler, inlinitely harder than that we  I'sinciod in IStil."  Charles S. Thomas, Democratic national  coininitteoniiin from Colorsido. in a .speech  at Denver, remarked: "We arc face to  fsioo with a crisis which hsis hsid but few  parallels in the history of this country: it  is so deep, so broad, so far reaching, that  it does not involve exasperation to predict  thsil it moans smother phase of the old  question of slavery over again. It means  stagnation of business and psiralysis of  commerce."  At the Denver meeting governor \Ysiito.  Populist, expressed tho following ideas,  which a re upheld by some and condemned  by others: ''If Ihe money powers shall  attempt to sustain their usurpation by a  strong hand, wo will meet that issue when  it i.s lorcod upon us. for it i.s bettor inlinitely that blood should flow to our  horses" bridles rather that our national  liberties bo destroyed. If it is true that  the L'nitod States is unable to carry out  its governmental policy without the dio-  tation or consent of foreign powers, if wo  are a province of European monarchies  then we need another revolution, another  appeal to sinus, and we have won thsit  battle. .11" war is forced upon us. wo will  send to Mali lax for sin army, and estab-  fish armies according to our population  larger than our forefathers soul these  after the revolutionary war. The war  hsis begun. It is the .same war which  must always be waged against oppression  iind tyranny to preserve the liberties of  man."   Now is the Time for Mining Men to Invest.  There sire two classes of persons in the  mining regions of the west who now have  a splendid opportunity to make untold  millions. One i.s the class who can produce the white metal at si profit for -10 or  .")() cents per ounce, sind the other the psir-  tios who have such inimen.se (piniitities of  tlie yellow metal in sight in auriferous'  veins, or'between the grass-roots and bedrock in gravel deposits. .Fortune and sill  tlie other blessings now await tlie above  clsiss of miners .should they but got to  w-ork and demonstrate what they so long  have claimed to bo facts.  It is Discretionary.  A 'Washington dispatch explains the  purchasing clause in the Sherman bill  which gives that important law si difl'er-  entnieaning than the one ususillyaoceptod;  It is understood that the treasury department holds that it is not required by the  Sherman law to purchase 1,500,000 ounces  Edward Watts,  Kaslo, B. C,  or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M.  Hull telephone Miiilding, Ottawa, Ontario.  Co.  (Notary   Public)  AND  REAL  ESTATE  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT   iti:i>m._si:NTi.\-(;         Tho Confederation Life Association.  Tliol'liujiiix Kiro lu.-uraiice Company,  The Provident Fund Accident. Company:  A LSI).  The Handy Croft  Foundry Company, near Chester. Kngland. makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breaker.-, stamps, etc.  No. 1 JOSEPHINE STREET,  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings erected,   'the best residential  properly in Xelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply lo  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and  Real   Estate   Broker,  Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Audit, for  Xelson  and  West   Kootenay  District, or to  INNK.S& KICIIAKDS. Vancouver. H. C.  J. H. MARKS <�� CO.  Real Estate and  Mining Brokers.  In the RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  REE-A-TEl   -A._L_LCrW":E._D   FOR   GOOD   EX7ir_,__DI_lSrG-S.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  Apply for Pi'ieos, Maps, Etc., to  Frank Fletcher,  Ltuut  Commissioner   Columbia &   Kootenay   Railway Co.,  THE  CENTRE  OF THE   LARDEAU  COUNTRY.  INTELSOIST,  33. o.  SILVER MAY  N  is in the center of a district, the mines  of which produce ores that not only  run high in SILVER, but carry, on an  average, over 50 per cent lead. The  lead alone will return a profit to the  mine owner, and once the mines are  worked, NEW DENVER is sure to have  a population of several thousand. Now  is   a   good   time   to   purchase    property.  HOUSTON & CO  General  Agents,  Nelson and  New Denver.  The great silver-copper mines on TOAD MOUNTAIN are to be worked, and as  FREDERIOTON townsite adjoins the DANDY MINE, and is but 350 feet distant from  the SILVER KING, it must be the location of the supply point for these mines. It is  also midway between Nelson and the PLACER AND GOLD QUARTZ MINES on  Hall Creek. A limited number of lots in this townsite are now on the market, at prices  ranging from $100 to $200 a lot. Terms: One-third cash, balance in three and six  months.   Apply to any real estate agent in Nelson, or to  A. H. KELLY, General Agent,  July 15th, 1893. Grandview Hotel, Predericton, B. C.  Double Dressed,  Single Dressed,  Shiplap, Bustle, Ceiling,  Flooring, Laths, Shingles,  ALL    DIMENTIONS    OF    ROUGH.  Having bought Iliu "Uu-k  of tin; Davirs-Saywnrd Sawmill Company I inn prepared lo funii-h builder..  Willi lumber of tlie above .lines.  Special Bates to Building Contractors.  GEORGE H.  KEEFER,  Corner Lake iiml Ward streets, Xelson.  joe ^_A_jRs:iisr  NELSON,  B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  ('onlrnct- taken fur wiirk nt nil points in We.-I Koolona)  LANGT0N W. TODD  AECHITECT  AND   GENERAL   DRAUGHTSMAN.  Comfort mill .-irli-l ic eU'ect guaraulccd.  ltiiiliU'i-s'i|ii:inlit it-s made out.  l-'riiiil street.  Kaslo Cily.  Koolenay.  II. C.  iroker's Notice  l-'rcini anil lifter July 1st tin lersitfiieil will lie  pre-  pnreil lo ;it I end to all eoiisiynnieiils of Koiitlsiunl elinllels  held nl IIn- (Import of Nelson, li. ('.. for payment of ens-  C. HAMBER, Nelson, B. C.  .Ioii.v M. Ki-:i:i-i-:i{.  -UfKNTS i-mc  TOWN  OF SEATON.  Office in BANK BUILDING, KASLO.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  I\.\si.o. .Inly 1st. IS!W.  TIid subscriber will sell liis stock of lumber nt present  in I lie Nelson Vurd to rush customers nt. (lie following  rates, viz.:  KoiikIi, per thousand feel, Sill.  Sbiplap, per thousand feet, $18.  Six-inch matched, per thousand feel, $'H).  I_.nt.lis. per thousand, $H.  Shingles, per thousand, ��;(.  Sash, doors, anil iiiouliliii^s tit. New Westminster pricus.  G. 0. BUCHANAN.  (I.ale front Victoria,  li. C.)  FK03STT   STREET,  KASLCJ.  MILLINERY AND FANCY BRY GOODS  TIIK I.ATKST SVVI.KS IN  LADIES' and CHILDREN'S MILLINERY  ALL OlMlKlt.S HY I'(.1ST PHOM I'TI.Y r'lLI.KD.  w. -.  (I)eputv   Slierill'l  LICENSED  AUCTIONEER,  NM0I.SON. H. C.  ���Vuction sales made at any point in West Kootenay  district. Town lots and ininiiiK claims bou^'lit and sold  on! commission. A Kcneral real estate business tranaeted.  Ollice for the present til residence, corner Ciirbonnle nnd  Kootenay streets.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby itivrn, Hint, thirty days after dale I intend to npplv lo "ic chief coiiiiiiif.-ioner of lands and  works for n special license to cut tiniberon the following-  described land in West Koolenay ilist rid. Commencing  at km initial post planted on the eastern shore of Slocan  lake al a point about, two miles from the bead of the  lake thence riinninK south Iliu chains along the shore  of lhe lake; thence (ill chains east; thence 111(1 chains  north ��� I hence west (it) chains, more or less, to initial post.  C.,ntai.m.Kl(KK.iu,resmoreoHess.xAN,|)K|jM(KAv_  Ntiw Denver, June 23nl, ISiW.  KEEFER  &  .Ia.mks W. Si-:.am-:.  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  .lob teamiiiK done.    Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will he sold nl. reasonable prices.  I.K.WK    OHM'.US    AT  J.   P.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  I'asseiiL'ers and biiKgn|,'e   transferred  to and   from  the  railwav depot ami steamboat, landing,    i-'reighl  hauled and job Learning done.   Stove  wood for sale.  Indispensable to Prospectors!  Messrs Kirk & Itilchie. Dominion and Provincial land  surveyors of Nelson, have published iu pockel form an  abstract of mineral claims recorded in the Sloean mining  district.  Many claims were laken up last year by parties unable  to make lhe ilil|iro\'eiiieuls reipiired bylaw. These will  lapse unc year niter dale of record. Doubtless man} of  those claims will lie found to be very valuable, and lliere  will be a rii-b lo re���lake them when they Inp.-e.  This timely publication given the (late of record, name  of locator, ami ite.-eriptiou of each claim. II will be indispensable lo pro-pert ors iind 1I10.-.1: interested in propped ing part ies.  The cost of getting the above information respecting  one claim from the Slocan recorder'.- would be greater  I ban Ihe price of 1 liis lioc.k.  To mining brokers and all interested in trau-fer.- of  mining properties it has only to be known lo he appreciated. The price has been lowered to i-__, to enable il to be  within the reach of all.  Apply to Mes-rs. (lilker & Wells. Nel-on, or Ale-.-rs.  liichard.-on & Henley, ICaslo.  Slooan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  (!.  The company's Al passenger and  freight steamer  VS. HUNTER  I.. KSTAHKOOK  Master  WILSON & WILLIAMSON.  .PKOPKIKTORS  FOR SALE.  Lot, llbloek 7, Kast linker street, Nelson, with IJ story  house. Rents for S.'id a month. Price. SIIKKl: one-lliird  cash, balance in ,'i, li. and !l months al, 8 per cent interest.  Two lots on Main street, Trail Creek, with building  suitable for 11. lintel. Price. SIKH); half cash, balance in .1  and li months nl 8 per cent interest.  Lots land _5 block IS, Trail Creek, with ..-room bouse  furnished. Price, ?.t(i(I; half cash, balance 111 .) ami (���  months at S percent interest,. ..,.,.,,.._.   ,.,_  A115.lv to .IOHN HOUSTON A: CO..  Houston block. Nelson, II. ( .  NOTICE.  .���'mm and after the date of Ibis notice, mi employee of  the Kootenav Lake Telephone Company. Limited. Has  authority to contract debts in the name ol the companj.  All orders for goods or supplies must, be signed lij Joint  Houston, president of the '^;l^,^I(;T/���;,J| S(.erelnry.  Nelson, H. C, May 1st, IS!��.  LIOAVKS  SKW   DKNVKIt  daily  for   Silverton   (Pour  Mile ('it v) end head of Sloeiin'lnke, returning to Now  Denver by li P. Al.  KOI! KATHS apply on board.  W. C. Me-KINNON. Secretary.  .Inlie. '-'1st. 1MM. Silverton. H. C.  TO THE '������  Tlie Kootenay Country is 300  I        Miles nearer the Eastern  I    States and Canada via Bon-  |   ner's   Perry   than   any   other  1 route.  ai}d  ai}d  E/ISJ  U/ESJ  SOil 5^  Kor Spokane, Pugct Sound, SI. Paul. Chicago and  points in Canada and the Knslerii States.  Kor further iiiforimilion apply to the olllcers of the  bonis on the Honner's Kerry run; to ,1. A. MoXnb, agent,  (treat��� Northern Railway, Honner's Kerry. Idaho; II. II.  SI. John, general agent, Spokane, Wash.: II. A. Johnson,  division passenger nnd freight agent. Seattle, Wash.; II.  (i. McMleken. general iigent, I Palmer House block. I o-  ronlo, Old..: or K. I. Whitney, general passenger and  lickel. agent, St. Paul, Minn.  LOST.  A small book of blind music for piccolo. Kinder will  please leave same at Ti-ciuont house and be suitably rewarded. A. TRK.OILI.I..S.  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's Ferry with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  ESS*  4��'_.V**t  11M V,*  :'/" w_n  ���__J-:'.if_��!J'  &*���_. THE TMBUJfE:   KELSOS, B. C, THTjRSMV. JULY il,  ISO  AGENT   FOR  GIANT POWDER,  Capital, ^.r1- -  $12,000,000 ���  -    -    -     6,000,000  Sir  DONALD  A.   SMITH President  lion.  (1KO.  A.  DRli.MMOND Vice-President  E.  S. OLOUSTO.Y t.'eneral Alanager  ANK  OF  ritish Columbia  (Incorporated by Royal Charter. ISlK.I  Capital (paid up) ��600,000    .  (Willi "power to   increase.)  Reserve Fund   -   ��260,000     .  $2,920,000  $1,265,333  |ewc  Pll  he liad es'i'f  ��� tiller the riiif.  ino- iL on as i'tii- its  his Ii.-iikI I .trough  it   touched   Liz's  sol't  lieart beat, so Ik; could  seen.  on his linger, and  tlie lirst. joint,, he  a   nat-i-ow openin;  ctii'ls   (.-^iinno-  hciir it.  pttslt-  stuek  r.   As  Kin's  3sr_EX_.soasr beanch:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IIKANCIIKS.   IN   LONDON (England), NEW YORK CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  liny and sell  Sterling  Kxchange and  Cable Transfers  (I KANT t:OMMI<:i{(.'l.\l. AND THAVI'.I.I.KKS' I'liKIMTS,  available in any pari of the world.  i)i..\i'"i-s issukd; cot.i.ncTioNri .mai>k; i-:rc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  It.VTK OK INTEKEST (al  present 1 III  Per Cent.  Cor. Hakerand Stanley Hi.s.  Brandies!  CANADA ��� Victoria,    Vancouver.    New  Wc.-tminster, Nunaiino, and Kaniluops  I'NITKH STATUS��� San   Kraneiseo.  Porl-  I land. Tacoma. and Seattle.  HKAD   OKKICK:  (id   Lombard street.   LONDON.  Kng.  Ag'ents and Correspondents  CANADA���Merchants' Rank of Canada and branches;  Canadian  Hank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Hank of Canada and branches:  Molson's Hank anil branches;  Hank of Nova Scotia and branches.  IINITKD STATUS������Agents Canadian Hunk of Commerce, New Vork: Hank of Nova Scotia.  Chicago: Traders' Nation-. 1 Hunk. Spokane.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received  from  SI   and  upwards and   interest  allowed (present rate) al '.'.!. percent per annum.  Nelson, July 17th. lMtt.    (!I!AN(IK V. HOLT, Agent.  QUONG-    FIN.  A Short Story From New York's Chinese  Quarter.  Ilu was rather tall for a (J1iiiiiiiiia.ii. live  feet iind six inches, perhaps, but otherwise, from his soft, black felt hat, with ti  yard of slender queue coiled up under it.  to the eork soles of his blue and white  shoes that made no sound as he walked  over the wet bricks nl" the pavement, ho  looked like any one ol'the hundreds of  other Chinamen that slouched through  .Motf. street at eleven o'clock atni^ht. His  lace wti.s utterly expressionless, and his  hands were as far out ol' sight under the  (lowing sleeves, of hisblack blouse, as we're  any of the other Chinamen's.  lie had come over alone on a- .Jersey  City ferry-boat, walked as rapidly as. a  Chinaman can be expected to walk.across  deserted .Broadway, and City Mall park  to the Brooklyn Bridge, up through l.'ark  Bow to the Bowery- where nothing is  ever clean, or ever quiet, or ever commonplace. Just below the elevated railroad  station, perched on its forestof steel posts  over Chatham Square, he'entered into  Mott street, and was in Chinatown, and  that acre of quaint viciousness that hasn't  its like in the wide world.  Some 200 old tenement houses filled with  Chinamen, at the rate of six to each of the  little rooms, and more if there is room for  them to lie down���that is Chinatown.  Now at eleven o'clock, iu every room  there is a. faii-ta.n game'oraii opium joint,  except in the apartments occupied by the  Chinamen who can 'afford independent  establishments and young white girl  wives.  Quong Fin,-our tall Chinaman, walked  along dejectedly. He looked tip to where  the red and yellow lanterns swung in Lhe  bamboo balconies that projected from the  upper stories of the houses, where ten  foot square restaurants were located high  above the narrow.strip of wet. slimy cobblestones that separated the equally wet  and slimy brick foot pavements. Dim  lights shown from the cellarways where  the cheaper dens of evil were, and the aii;  was hcitvy with the undescribable odor of  cooking opium and the Chinese tobacco  smoked in thousands of little brass pipes,  "Let's go sinoke."siiid a girl of nineteen,  whose lace was like a mask with its coating of rice powder ami rouge, putting her  iii-iii through Quong Fin's.  ".Me no got money." Quong sail I. sha king  her oil'. A few steps fartherou lie stopped  just opposite where the. great green lantern swung in front of the joss bouse, and  forcing his way through the knotof frowsy  girls at the doorway, entered one of the  old tenements whose upper windows were  dotted with rod and yellow lanterns.  Down a narrow hallway that led back from  the street he reached a stairway in which,  two Mights up, lhired ;i giisjef. Tho stairway Wits crowded with Chinamen passing  up and down, all chattering in Chinese,  but none of them spoke to the stranger.  Coing through the green door beside the  gas jet tit the third landing, Quong entered oneof the better class of Chinese  restaurants, and sat down ou a soiled  cushion at one of the little, low, round  tables that crowded tho floor of the narrow room, ('ailing for dinner, he leaned  back on his cushion, iind stared gloomily  iit the grotesque paper dragons a ml bright  colored banners that hid the low ceiling.  lie would oat his dinner, lie mused, iind  by that time the shallow-piirsey Chinamen would have been cleared out of the  fan-tail rooms, and he would play, just as  he had been doing for nearly a month. I le  had now won what; would lie a fortune to  most Chinamen, iind had played in every  fan-tan place in Chinatown. But his  good luck angered him. To liissuspicious  mind it meant ill luck to the one project  that filled his mind.  As he Wits finishing his sixteon-eourse  dinner, and gulping down his fortieth little cult of tea, he almost wished his luck  would   change, and   that   ho  could  lose  money that night.  Li/.. Not Sam Moy'>  Liz. nor Tu Tin's Li/..  Li/.--ho had seen al  one false scent after  Liz of  Von   Lip, tho  Then he could find  ��� Liz; nor Cliee Ling's  nor yet Chung Sin's  of them, misled by  another.    It was the  luckiest  gambler in  Chicago, who had won sill his   money and  stolen his  pretty white girl wife, that ho  wanted   to find.    Liz had told him befoie  she went away with Veil Lip. he remembered, that she could   not- love him unless  he had lots of money.    Now he had lots of  money, a silk   bag full of ten. twenty and  one hundred  dollar bills iind gold  pieces  hanging close under hi.s left arm  pit, and  he. couldn't find Liz.    As it was too early  for the fan-tan games to be at their best,  when he got through with his dinner. Fin  went, around   to a   Chinese   theatre  in a  Doyor's street cellar, where   the'famous  Hop Chin  Lung was  beginning the third  night of his great monologue in the tenth  net of  the ���'Dragon's Breath."   Once inside the '"theatre. Quong Fin   was almost  tempted   to   abandon  his ��� weary'search,  curl   up   on one  of   the bunks that  surrounded the square stage in the center of  the cellar, aud   spend tlie night smoking  opium.    If  he only  had  Liz  to cook the  'brown   "dub" . over ��� the   tiny   peanut   oii  flame  for  him.   'His eyes dimmed as he  thought of what  had   been ���of what. he.  had lost.   As he forced  the starting tears  back into his heathen  lieart, and iooked  across the theatre   to  the 'double-priced,  bunks, each enclosed with a pair of short,  red curtains across its front that allowed  the occupants to listen   to the play without being seen, he  reeled  and   fell back  against a   vacant  bunk  behind  him.    A  waiter had pulled back the red curtainsof  one of  the  bunks on   the other side   to  hand in another "toy", full of  the  "dub"  Through the opening Kuong Fin'saw Liz's  face, fairer than   ever, with   its crown of  'golden  curls.    She laid on   her side. One  white hand hidden iu her yellow cm Is as  she leaned ,on  her. elbow, while with the  other she held  a   ball of opium over  the  . peanut oil lamp in thecenter of thesqtiare  bunk, and  twirled   the silver wire, sit the  end  of   which   the opium  sputtered, 'between   her slender, white lingers so that  the "dub" could lie well cooked  through.  Ven Lip was'curled up on  the other side  of the lamp, and   when   the pill of'opium  was cooked to.a dark golden color in  the  beat of the smokeless and  odorous Maine.  Liz deftly moulded   it into  round hole in  the flat bowl of his pipe.    Then, as he lit  it over the lamp, and  inhaled  tho heavy,  velvety smoke deep into his lungs, a. look  of heavenly satisfaction  spread over his  fat yellow face.    Quong  Fin noticed tlutt  Lizs hand was ���laden with jewels, and his  heart contracted with, pain as he thought  that she was  probably happy.    Ven   Lip'  seemed to lie sleeker and richer than over.  Quong Fin  motioned  for it   waiter, and  engaged the bunk   next  to the one where  Liz was. the drawn-back curtains of which  showed  it to lie unoccupied.    Once in  it  but an inch of flimsy pine  partition separated him from   Liz.    He heard  her soft,  purring voice as she coaxed Yen Lip for a  necklace of  pearls.   The same  Liz still,  thought Quong Fin.    Liz had a low. sweet  voice that made the pigeon  Fnglish she  talked sweetest music to him.  "You no give mo pearls I go way," Liz  was saying, as she cooked another pill of  opium for Ven Lip's pipe. "All light, to-  mollow," Ven answered drowsily, in the  midst of the rosy dreams that were gathering in his brain with his eighth pipe*.  In the heavy air Quong Fin could distinguish the odor of the cigarettes Liz was  smoking its she cooked Von's "dull." ami  ho wsis glad because he knew that she  would not begin to smoke the pipe till  Von Lip was fast asleep. He cooked iind  smoked a pill of opium tho waiter had  brought him to steady his quivering  nerves, iind blew the smoke out without  inhaling it so that, he should not feel its  drowsy charms. It was no time for  drowsy ness.  Finally Liz coughed. The first pipe  a.lways made Liz cough a little. Quong remembered, lie sat up, and thrusting his  hand under his voluminous blouse, drew  the silk bag from under his arm. I'nl'as-  toning it, he took from one corner an off-  colour diamond of considerable size sot in  a handsome ring.    It was the handsomest  Liz seeing the jewel, dropped her little  land into the Chinaman's, then putting  her face close, to the opening she asked.  "Who there." ''Quong Fin." was the answer. "How, Quong Fin, much thanks."  whispered Liz. Quong rapturously kissed  the pink palm a.nd said, "come in and see  me lil' gal." "No can. wake up Von Lip."  ���"Yon no likee Ven Lip?" asked Quong.  "Oh, he good, give me everything,"  evaded Liz. "No likee me?" "Vou no  got money." "Me got fifteen thousand  dollii." whispered Quong impressively.  ."Oh. Quong." replied Liz. and again the  little white hand was thrust through the  opening, and Quong kissed it ecstatically.  " Whore you live?" Quong asked. "Four  Poll stleet. thlee stairs Mont." whispered  Liz. "JMe come toinoilow when Ven Lip  go." "Show me money. Quong." "Toinoilow night, then we go way. anywhere,  evlywhere." "All light Quong. Go  Chicago first." "All light, you be leady  tomollow night?" " Vox." answered Li/..  putting her hand through the opening  again.    "Me  �����<>   now."  said    Quong   Fin.  ���away  "(iood-bye, Quong." said Liz.  Quong Fin stowed his treasure ba  under liis left arm again, and slipping  quietly out of his bunk, left the theatre.  It was raining, but he did not notice it as  he hurried down Parle Bow iind across  City Mall Park. At tho Broad way side of  tho park he stopped beside the line of  cabs that wailed in the rain for Into lares.  Quong took tt silver dollar out of his  clothes and approached tho nearest cabman. "Here dolla." he said. "Vou go  four Poll stleet eleven o'clock tomollow  night, takee lil' gal lido, then me gov you  five dollii."  '"That Chink's crazy," said the hackinan  to the others. "No he .-tint," said one.  "he's hiving his pipes to steal some other  chink's girl. But she must be a beauty  for ti heathen tor give up six dollars for a  cab for her."  Quong Fiii continued (in his way:to tho  Court-land street ��� ferry. Approaching a  clerk in a Pullman sleeping car. office he  .inquired:. "What time last tlain start  Chicago tomollow night?"  "Twelve  fifteen," answered    the chirk.  "IIow   much   sleep car for  lady?"   .Five  dollars for one  berth, ten dollars   for section."    "Give mo section." said Quong Fin  handing the clerk a ten dollar bill.   Then  he bought  two  through  tickets for Chicago and hurried back to the Chinese theatre so as  to shadow Liz and Yen Lip to.  their home.    Quong Fin went back to Jersey City and spent tho day with his happy  thoughts, not  wishing to expose himself  iu  Chinatown.    At   nine  o'clock   in   the  evening he  wont over  tlie ferry to New  Vork, iind half an hour'later'.stood inaii  .opposite doorway   watching  No. -I,    Poll,  street.    About ten  o'clock Von   Lip came  out and started   for Mott street.    At the  same time tho  dim light in one of the'upper  windows  of  No. I   brightened a.  bit.  and showed   a delicate oval face  crowned  by ;t wreath of golden curls looking down  into   the   street.    As   soon   as    Ven   Lip  turned.the corner'Quong  Fin  crossed the  street and felt   his way. up the dark stairway to the   third story.    The door to one  of the front rooms was open  half an inch,  and   Liz  was   peering out  into   the dark  hallway.    In   an Instant  Quong   Fin   was  madly kissing her hands, her round white  neck iind her sunny curls.  "Don't   make   noise   Quong,"   said Liz.  ���'Where is tho money?"  Quong took out the silk bag filled with  gold it ii( I bills, Liz's eyes da need as she saw  the contents. As rapidly as lit.1 could  Quong Fin told Liz of his plan. They  must make haste, he explained, and get  away before Von Lip should come back.  ''Ven Lip gone to play big fan-tan." ���  said Liz. "lie no come back fill tomorrow.  W'e go now. ea Ilia go here."  Liz was thinking how much Quong must  love her to starve  and save  and steal for  her these four years since she had left him  in   Chicago.    "Vou  do  anything I   say?"  she asked him looking into his eyes.  ��� Yes  sure."    "Cut off pigtail ?"    "Vou no mean, j  Liz," ill most  sobbed   Quong Fin.     "Ves, ���  mo  no  likee  you, you ha ve  pigtail."   Si- |  lently   Quong   Fin   uncoiled  the shining ;  braid.    There   were tears in  his eyes and ;  he shut them.    With a   quick jerk  and a  sound like the tearing of  tough paper, ho ;  tore out by the roots the hundred hairs in  tho center of his shaved   crown  on  which .  hung the long queue. j  ".Mo itII siiinee monkey now," be said, its i  he laid the longslender'braid of jetty hair j  that typified hissoul across Liz's lap.    Liz ;  did nut speak. She was watching Von Lip.  who had crept iu noiselessly, according to |  Liz's  pliin. iind was just   raising a loaded j  cane over Quong Fin's head.    Liz had told j  him everything-, and planned Quong Fin's <  murder   for  his   money.    The   blow  only  dazed  Quong   Fin. who suddenly turned  and grappled with his assaihiut. before he  could strike again.     Ho quickly   had Ven  on his back, and held his hands so hecoiild  not.  use. his  deadly   knife.    Liz   had   not  spoken,   but    soon   saw    that   something  must be done.     Noiselessly she crept over  to where Quong's   pigtail   had  been   laid. ;  As she stepped behind  her husband with  the snake-like rope of his hair in her hand, i  he turned his   head   and asked:    "No kill!  him?"    "Ves, kill him," answered Liz.        |  But before Quong Fin could move Liz  had thrown the pig tail he had just sacrificed'to her around his nock and pulled it  tight under the chin. In an instant Von's  knife was iu Quong's neck, but with what  remaining strength he possessed was used  to deal ii crashing blow with the loaded  cane, which ended Ven's existence.  "He  kill   mo���I   kill.him���for you, Liz"  he giisped.    Liz   was busy   picking up the  money scattered over this floorcluring.the  struggle, and   said   nothing.    "Kiss  me���  lil   gid" he pleaded, his   voice thick   with  the hoarseness of death.  "I'gh ! you pig !"  was 'all Li/, said.    Liz's course,  was  now  plain. She took from tho body of Ven Lip  a Chinese key, unlocking a strongbox, the  property of  that dead   worthy, she   for a  while gloated,over the contents.    Twenty  thousand   dollars,   she   mitrmui-cd,   then  einpl ying I he contents of Quong Fin's silk  sack  jnto  the   same   traveling   bag,  she  made ready for her depart lire.   The hack  was in waiting-, its Quong Fin said it would  bo.    She locked the door as she passed out,  putting  the  key in   her   pocket.    "Cotirt-  iandt street ferry," she said to the driver.  When the haekninn opened the door for  her. she had just fifteen   minutes to catch  tho Chicago   train.    "I was   promised live  dollars" the hackinan said, as she handed  him a dollar.  "Well go and get it front him," she said.  "1 gets live dollars or  1 keeps the bag,  see ?"  "What's he doing. Miss? Trying to overcharge you. is he?" asked a. policeman.      ,  "Ves,  sir." answered   Liz,   "lit!  says he  will not give me   my satchel unless I give  him live dollars."  Of course tlioguardian of the peace took  the bag from the driver and threatened  him with arrest, placed Liz on the ferry  boat, wishing her a. pleasant journey etc.  Liz stood onion the opon dec-kas the boat  crossed ihe dark North river. Halfway  across she dropped the door key iiito,i:he  water. "The police won't lind them for a  week." she mused. "How good and heavy  the bag fools. They'll never think of frying to find mo. fiii tired of being gay,"  her thoughts ran on. "I'll go homo to  mamma, lei! her my husband i.s dead, and  live like a. lady from now on.', Quoim's  sleeping oar tickets come in just right.  Now 1 won't have ony trouble, and lean  go right, on the car and sloop.  Not an Extensive G-old Mining- Country.  All doubts iis to tho extent and richness  of three gold discoveries made last year in  West Kootenay will soon bo settled, iind  the minds of the public be at rest as to the  merits or demerits of tho finds that ha ve  so long boon hidden under their covering  of snow. .John Keen-has visited the Cold  Nugget claims on Duncan river. Forbes  and Hitzleton leave Kaslo for the Golden  Fagle on the first prox., and about the  same time .Messrs. .Martin, iMcIvenzie, and  Bucko will inspect the Snowbird in the  Whitewater basin, about twenty miles  from Kaslo. These gold discoveries have  attracted considerable attention and comment in the past few months and the time  has about arrived when their values will  be made known to the world.  HOTEL  Nelson, B.C.  -"'���.-ii-f   ���".- ' X-  ���AV'A��SJIK��-*, . ���-' '"���-'  it,   iW,'Vf'.-ft  Billiard and  Pool Room.  Hot and  Cold Water.  Eleetrie Bells.  Baths.  Flush Closets.  E. E. Phaip,  Hroprielor.  00DLE-D0G  RESTAURANT.  Next Door to the Madden Hotel,  '   NELSON, B.C.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Mrs. W. C. Phillips,  PROPRIETRESS.  PRIVATE  BOXES  FOR  LADIES.  The only Restaurant in Nelson that keeps  open DAY and NIGHT.  otel Victoria  NELSON  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  The VICTORIA is pleasantly  situate on Victoria street, and  is one of the best Hotels in the  Kootenay Lake Country.  FINEST  WINES,   LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  IN  Special  Attention to Miners.  ROOMS KJHST-CLASS.  HATKS MODKltATK  HE MADDEN  MILLS & REVSBECH, Proprietors  ~~HE GRAND  HOTEL  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  JOHN F. WARD!  MANAGER.    I  ene  FRONT STREET  KASLO, B.C.  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  HE LE LAND  HOTEL  THE CLOSEST HOTEL  in Nelson to the Stuam-  boal Landing.  TIIK HAH GAKHIKS TIIK  Host. lirundK of Liquors  1111(1  OigllfK.  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.  Y'alley House.  Lardo District.  .JUNCTION- LAlil'10 AMI  DUNCAN RIVERS.  NOW 01 'EN A Nl> It EAI) V  KOK UU.SIiVK.Srf.  Front Street.  Near the Steamboat Landing-,  KASLO, B.C.  Devlin & McKay, Props.  the  RKST CUISINE.       THE HK.ST BEDS.  THE HE.ST OK EVEKVTlllNC  Central  Corner  Front and  KASLO,  Fourth  B. C.  Streets,  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  .SI H|_ce leaves (train I Cunt ni I fur Watson,  Hear Lake Cily.  Three Korks. New Denver and nil points in  ICnsln-Sloean district.  tin-  PALACE  Best of Accommodations.  A.   C.   PEARSON,   Prop.  ^HE GREAT NORTHERN  HOTEL  coi.nei: ok sixth avenueand .main  STREETS.  I.AI.'IHI.  li. C.  Best of Accommodations.  KATES:   31.;V) TO Si I'KIt DA V.  FINE BRANDS OF DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED  WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  THE  BAR  IS SUIMM.IEI) -WITH  THE HK.ST HltANHS OF ALL  KINDS OK WINKS. I.IQUOHS. AND CJGAItH.  Special Attention to Miners.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  HOTEL  Corner  Front  and  KASLO,  Fourth  B. C.  Streets,  MAHONEY&LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  Bolander  HOUSE  I 'oriirr   Elilomilu mill  olllcc.  Slocni  NEW  i  nvciinc-i. oppo-ilr  rci  DENVEIt.  ,nl  Restaurant in  Building  on the Corner.  Hoi I rooms ninvly I'unii.-iln.il.    A mIiiiiM! of (lie puliHc pnl-  roiiiitfi: Milicih.il.  J. C. BOLANDER, Proprietor.  ALLEN &_GARVEY, Proprietors  atson Hotel  WATSON,  B. C.  THE TOWN OF WATSON, nil natcl as il U he-  tween Hear anil Fish Inki'.-. on llic Kaslo-Slncan  waKon roail, 'JO mill's from Kaslo anil In from New  llcnvci'. is I he micl central point in Slocan ilistricl.  THE WATSON HOTEL i- one of tin; lies! kc|>|  lionscs in tlie entire Slncan country. The ilinim,'-  room anil kitchen arc in ehai'Ko of female help of ex-  icriencc. Tlie liar is stockeil with the best hnimls of  ii|iioiN anil cigars.  BR-E-TvrasrrEiR sc -watsow,  I'lsoi'i.iKTiiHs.  hree Forks  HOTEL  E. C. CARPENTER, Manager.  ALL THE PRINCIPAL MINES in Slocan ilistricl  can In: rcai'licil in fruin two to seven miles I'rom this  hotel, which is located til Three Forks on Carpenter  creek.  THE DINING ROOM is miller the i eiliale super-  iiiteiiilcnce of .Mr. ('. Howcn. formerly of Hie Windsor Hotel, Itiille. .Molilalia, and the Holers Hotel  .Missoula. Montana, vvlm will -ii.<. to il thai the cuisine  of the Thivo Forks i- not excelled hy that of any  hotel in West  Kootenay.  SPECIAL RATES will he made for weekly hoarders.  I'rival c room- for transient c;ne-ls.  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  or Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  A I! K ('ON V KNI ENT A N11  OO.MFOItTAHI.E.  THE TABLE  IS   THE   HE.ST   IN   THE  .MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  nternational  HOTEL  Corner   of West Vernon  and  Stanley Streets  NELSON.   B. C.  First-Class in Everything*.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor lor  Ladies, and the Rooms are Furnished Newly Throughout.  THE TABLE is not Surpassed by  any Other Hotel in the Kootenay  Lake Country, Being* Supplied  with the Best of Everything-.  TrOHlOllt. i JAS- DAWSON & B. CRADDOCK,  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of III>' 1m .-I hotels in Toad  .Mountain district, and  i.s tin; Ii(;ud(|iiart(:r.s for prospectors and  workliiK  iiiiiiurH.  MALONE   &   TREGILLUS,   Props.  PROPRIETORS.  Iu  THE BAR  Stocked with Choice Imported and Dome title Wines, Liquors and Clours.  ^B  S  JzM  4J  .*__,-������ i_.i:- ii J-7_--"|i    ��."J  ���_-_,--_"i.V_*_r-f?fc- ;���..*."_���-  ,:  .Tr-rrnr^ri  re  A  "���. ->;. v  77?  ���W5T  '"-Tr��r  ���FI...I" jUMfl 3|l ���_������.    I    l.f  |Ll|�� **.  .1 - .   -, ,��� f I -I ,   .1  ��    I- s    k Jb      _fc"w    _. . I.   j\_|l " _.  ��� ||.    IP      ���      i   iy    j���p��w pi.i'i.. p.  tP*��        ��_._.Kb_j        ^p u.  '- *1I .11. S   p   *    V-.iV ���if'*--   '   I       *  TKTTT  ���"������ 'i :���  "TTI-TTT.TTT!  r����������',"_.' u  '; ��� l ��� ��� >,i  r���>p n   ���!"  7?_rr  r���pr-  T-T' TILE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., THURSDAY, JULY  2.,   1803.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  No one who litis tried it.'denies but, ult.i L  this is a splcmliil country lo live in, and since, tin. report  wan circulated Mint, a popular youn^ man was drowned,  il turns out. it. is nol a had country in which to shullit' oil'  lliis tiioi'lal coil, as his friends arc -pitri.i}_f neither lime  nor expense lo tiuil liis; rem.mis. even when they arc  under no obligation to do so.  It appears tlutt the Bio-, liertlia mineral  eliiiiu on t,ho west, side of .laeUson creek, ahout- ci^htx-un  miles west, of Kaslo, is mi mixed upin letfiilcomplications  that iL will take every lawyer in the province of iirit.ish  Coluinliia lo untangle tin- woo nl" lili^alionlikcly lo finiv  " out. of il. All adverse claimants are sanguine of success  in lliu cud. In the meantime quite .a shipment of valuable ore lies at Kaslo mil il such time as the owner-hip is  decided. ,,  Nelson   may be quiet.-, but. (here is quite  an amount of huildiuK Koinpc on. A walk around the  uul-kirls of the town will convince any one ol this fact.  Near the center, Ihe new courl house is la <;iiiiiiiiK In present, a slatejv aud line appi aiiuiee, and ynod huuiway is  hcinn Hindu on a new luo-.-loi y hiisiacss laualiiiK on Vernon street.  A.   II.   Kelly,  one of   Toad   inoiiiilain's  earliest pioneers, one nil lie ow ners of the Dandy mine  nnd of Hit; town-He of Kifdi'i'iclon, n turned a few days  .since from a tour of inspection to the Hall Creek mini's.  He reports many of the placer mines doitiK fairly well  and lhe discovery of quite a nninhcroftcold (|iuirl._ Icdtfos  on the surrounding mountain .-ides.  John   Hendry,   president- ol'  Lhe   Kaslo-  Sloean railway, with hi.- wife anil Mule chin^hlcr. passed  through Nelson this week on lhe way home lo New Westminster. As Tim: Timuuni: man asked for no information regarding lhe railway, we can tfive nunc from that  .-ourci; this week.  From all  reports the late strike in   the  l.ucky.lim mine ronlinues to improve, addiiiK value lo  the property every day. Dr. Kilhourne. lhe principal  owner, and whelms a hiuid on the reinuiiiiiitf interests, is  deserviiiK of all the good fort line that may come his way,  as he lint, teen one of the most, nervy and daring of outside investors yet-to try their chances iu I his counlry.  He hail expended ahout $1 l.'.HMl uu the properly when lhe  strike was made. c  It is claimed tlutt the steamers on the  Columbia river will not. land on ihel'nited Slates side  of lhe boundary line after the first of August. Hy thai  lime trains will be eros.sing the I'end d'Oreille river  bridge connect ing with boats on Lhe Hrilish side.  Postmaster Jay .Arthur. Shaw of Spokane has reliirncd lo fhal city from a trip through lhe  Sloean. According to his theory silver should be worth  ��1 an mince, and a man who locales and develops a mini;  is entitled to all lln; reward he can get. lie says the Sloean i.s the roughest euuntry he et'er traveled over.  Two   mails   from   Spokane,   instead   of  throe, isalllhal will be. received for sometime to come.  The fact that thesleainer Lytlon has been laid nil'on Hie.  Coluinliia is assigned as the cause.  The. steel railway,brid#uof the Nelson 6c  Kort Sheppard acro-s the'l'eiid d'Oreille river al the  boundary line is now coiupleled. The lirst, man lourn.3S  the structure was engineer \\ liite un Saturday evening  last,.  A private telegram received tit Nelson  yesterday slates that the Kirsl National Hunk of Spokane had cloned ils doors, not, being able lo slant! Lhe li-  nancial strain any longer. The suspension of ibis particular bank had been expected for -oine time and it is supposed there were ntiL many deposits in the inslitutiuii 10  be lost.  The Cu'iir d'AIeiie .Miner says "a. good  paying gold mine is a neces.-ary adjunct lo a priming ofliee Ihc.-e degenerate days." Hence the editor and proprietors of that paper have gone ]iro.-peeling fur auriferous veins and gravel beds, leaving the devil ami janitor  lo rim the sheet.  A crazy Scotchman.'by name John Ale-  Arthur, who had been guilty of more cu.-sedness, and lias  through his idiosyncracie.- been of sonic henclil In lii_.f_.l-  low-nian. for the past three years, has skipped from Spokane on account of the cli.efof police havinga warrant  isMtcd for liim tin the charge of insanity. IL was Ibis  same Mi-Arthur who, a couple of yearsago, predicted lhe  failure of the Kir-st National Hank of Spokane, and for liis  public statement, to this atlect made on lhe streets was  thrown into the .Spokane county jail for a Lime. He was  finally liberated, and commenced a suit for damages  against Hit; concern on which judgment was filially obtained by default. "MeArthur tht; universal broker, " it  is now claimed, is in hilling near .Mount Ciirroltun on the  ranch of a friend.  Jt is reported that a contract hits been  let to (.Ieorge Hughes by the Noble Kive owners to transport 10(1 tons of ore from the mines lo ICaslo.  J. II. Heward. formerly superintendent  of lhe Helena and Kriscu mine.- at Oem. Idaho, has returned to Wallace fron) lhe Slocan counlry and  reports Hint he was traveling nearly all the lime  for a."month, and took in a large .-.cope of country.  Kven aL this season of the year he traveled for  hours al a Lime over snow many feet deep. He describes the mining resources as something wonderful,  both as to the great number anil large size of the veins  and the general high grade of the ore. Jle brings .numerous specimens with him. some of which will assay as  high as 70 per cent ill silver.  Manager Huntley, whoa couple of years  ago was superintendent of the I'oorman gold mine near  Nelson, but lately manager of the .Morning mini; at .M11I-  lan, Idaho, says he considers it likely that the; Morning  mine will be run with a force of one man for a number of  years to come, and that man will be ihe watchman.  A letter from Kaslo to the Spokane He-  view states thai Dr. W. A. Hendryx and captain George  K. Hayward have commenced an action against the llen-  ne-sy brothers for half of their interests in lhe Noble  Five group of mines.  Tlie Lardo-Reporter has followed   the  example of a grcal many other worthy institutions and  has suspended, busted. (licit. Tlie last issue came out on  the commonest kind of wrapping paper and contained  Ihe terse announcement'* We Have Spoken." This is the  lirst newspaper failure in the Kootenay Hake country.  The latest metal quotations at hand are  that on the ���'I'tli instant, silver was worth (ill cents per  ounce and lead tJr't.aO.  A number of. capitalists have recently  come from Chicago Lo inspect, the mica mines near Voll-  mcr. Idaho. These mines have produced large (|imntilies  of this useful mineral in times past which cut in sheets  a- large as S by IU inches. If is of the wine color variety.  Hrilish Columbia has mines of the purely transparent  k nd, and much more valuable for commercial purposes  and electrical uses. It now behooves prospectors to keep  an eye out for this valuable substance.  A few 'days since a large she bear was  killed on the wagon road about one and a half miles west  of Kaslo. The brute and two cubs were up a tree and attracted about. 211 persons who were passing along Lhe  road. A rifle was procured at Kemp's .springs and Frank  flute brought the animal lo the ground the lirst shot.  The cubs were allowed to escape.  The prevailing hard times should  have  the effect of thinning out. the horde of bums, tin-horns,  and camp followers that, have infested this conn try since  I he wild excitement at Kaslo last spring.  John Sucksmith. who proposed starting  a sawmill al l.ardo, lias abandoned the scheme and gone  back to East Kootenay. .Mrs. .-'ueksmit h is at present  stopping with friends at. (.'oat river.  There will be a necktiesocialatthe Hotel  Slocan, Kaslo, tomorrow night. The lirst feature of (he  kind ever given in that city when,'all kinds of amusements are indulged in.  The Idaho saloon, in the Noble Five hotel building at Kii-lo, clo-cd on I j 1 -1 Friday night. Dull  time-the cause.  The Le  .Martel  brothers ha ve slarled a  new stage line on Ihewaguii road from Kaslo to Watson.  Judging   front  all  accounts, a trail will  al last be built up Crau fold'scn-ck. which empties into  the head of Crawford s hay. The (inkle brothers, who  have 11 line ranch al lhe north end ol lhe buy, ha ve for  several years endeavored to liiive ,-uch a trail const riicted  leading into East Kootenay, and now extensive mineral  discoveries between thc-c points i- liable locaiiscthe  construction of this thoroughfare.  .Dave  .Black, a   veteran   prospector, has  located a ranch at the inoiilh of I be llr.-l creek south of  l.al'ranec's woodyard ou Ihe ea.-l shore of Kooletmy  lakc. Him-claims Hint b.v way of hi- ranch is I he shortest route into the St. .Mary's section.and In; hopes in  time that his land will develop into a townsite.  Peter de Yillc. tlie original discovererof  tin; famous Tread well gold mini-, located on Douglasis-  liinil. Alaska, is now a resident of Kaslo, and i.s trying  his fortune in the mineral regions surrounding Kootennv  lake.  Marcus  Oppeiiheiincr.   who  for   thirty  years lias transacted business al the old boundary line  fort on the Columbia river, has at last accumulated sufficient of this world's goods to ret ire Ina life of ease. He  still resides, however, at I.he place which bears hi* given  name.  Lake D.   W'olford. one of the capitalists  who own the liiirdnucllcs mine in Sloean district, will  be married at Tacoma. Wash., on the llth of August.  "Hake" is authority for I hi; slat en icnt that this mine will  pay well with silver at, ;".D cent.- per ounce, and lie can  Well all'onl to take chances on mat riniouy.  The   body   of   Martin   Flaherty, swept  away b.v the Freddy l.ee snovvslide on January llli last,  had been carried down the steep mountain side at least,  ItfifJfM'cot.. There was al least I1" feet of snow under tin;  body and it had been covered fully'JO feet. The corpse  when taken from its icy louih, wasiialural us the instant  when the iinforiunalc young man lost his lift;, but exposure to I be air soon made a change which necessitated  burial at, once. It was supposed that Flaherty's and  Swilzcr's bodies had been ground to a pulp.  The presence of the untutored Si wash is  not so noticeable in the lake counlry now so much as iu  former years. Il must, he the encroachment of civilization and ils influences arc driving these nomads to the  solitudes not reached b.v the energetic and progressive  while man.  Many of the young men rustlers of Nelson ami other neighboring towns are taking iidvantage  ol the dull season and are out improving their ������undies,  thus acquiring a home, where tlicy eaii sit under their  own vine and tig trees and let the storm of adversity roll.  The best remedy for bard times is bard work, and it is  commendable iu tin: younger generation lo appreciate  this fact.  Claude , llitmber is putting in his spare  hours during the dull season 111 clearing up and improving his ranch seven miles up (.'ot ion wood Smith creek,  lie expects to have a line crop of hay this season.  Should anything unusual appear in Tino  Tluiil'Nl'. this week, lhe paper hu improved or have deteriorated, do nol lay it to the pioneer editor of Kootenay  lake, who ha.- guided its destiny, but to lhe new  hand who has done his level best In Mil its columns wit h  original and choice selected mailer.  Hard   times apparently  cuts no  figure  Willi Holland's variety llicnlroal Kaslo, il.keeps open six  nights in the week and evidently in 11st be making money.  Among (he Kasloiles who attended the  race at Nelson last Saturday were Hamilton Hyers, A. J.  Cameron, William Craft. ArtliurUondciioiigh, .M. D. .Ma-  honey, John Wahusley, I). I'. Kane, C. Coy, Herl Crane,  Jack' Adler, 10. MeKiunou, John Devlin. J. .1. Ilenne.-sy.  E. T. Hendi'i'.-oii. and William .McKachran.  The (Jrand Central and Hotel Slocan  bulletin hoards, together with lhe two newspapers, keep  the people of Kaslo posted on current events. The majority, however, read Tiik Thiui'.nk all the same.  There will be a. meeting of the directors  of tht! Koolenay l.ake Oeneral Hospital, held in the  Hoard of Trade minus, on next .Monday al 10 a.m. This  inst iliition will he formerly opened 011 August lot li. and  the staH'of ollicers and nurses engaged.  ���"Tom"   Fcchan, who left Nelson jn the  fore part of May for a prospecting trip over in the Fort  Steele sect ion of Kast Koolenay, returned lo Nelson this  week. If lie made 11 "lind," he is playing "vvildhog" on  the boys, and won't give it, away. ���"Hen" Thomas ami  "Jim" Townsend, who went along with Mr. Feehan are  still over there hunting for nometliiiig.  ��� Three  Forks  has  now four stores and  one hotel. The storekeepers are beginning to wonder  ..why lliey are there, as there is hardly enough business  'for one.  The First National, the oldest bank in  Montana, and the Molilalia National (the liroadwater)  hank have both succumbed lo the pressure caused b.v llie  debasement of silver. Hotb these depositories of wealth  were located in the city of I leluna, always considered  the richest town of its size, per capita, in the United  Stales, if not in the world.  The wagon road across the summit from  Hear lake 1.0 New Denver is making good progress under  the superintendence of Mr. Cameron. It will he up to  Hughes's headquarters camp (,'U miles east of Three  Forks) by Lhe end of nexL week. About lift.y men are at.  work, their pay being; ��2.;'i0 a day.  "Dick" Gallop of Balfour says that the  engineer party who la.-l week look a look at, lhe pass  from Crawford's bay to the St. Mary's river decided the  roiile impracticable for a railway unless a tunnel a mile  long was run at the siiuimit.  Thomas M. Daly of Manitoba, minister  of the interior in Ihe Dominion government,is iu Nelson,  taking a lirst, look at the scenic wonders of a section of  Canada heretofore unknown to any of the gentlemen  acting in an ollicial capacity at Ottawa. While traveling  for pleasure and recreation mainly. Mr. Daly does nut  appear as a man who would snub a delegation of citizens  wishing lo interview him on business in the interests of  any section of the province.  J. A. Mara a.nd  F. S. Rarnard are both  at Nelson looking after their steamboat, and other interest. Mr. Mara says the report, thai lhe branch road from  Itevelstoke Lo Upper Arrow lake will nol, be built this  year lacks con Urination.   The work of clearing the right  THE TOWNSITE OF SILVERTON.  Notice is hereby given, that the undersigned arc owners  in fee simple of Lhe lands and premises known as Silver-  ton Townsite: LhaL an agreement Lo sell said lauds was  made by the undersigned to Waller]). Midtlougli and  I'eter V\ . Scott, which agreement can be found 011 llle ac  Lhe land registry ollice al Victoria, Ji. (J., or in the ollice  of J. Fred IInine & Co., Xelson. 11. C. The terms and  conditions of the said agreement have not been fullv  carried out on Lhe part of the said Walter D. Middouyli  and I'eter W. Scott, and until said agreement is fully  carried out. the undersigned will not eon vey any right to  any purl, of the properly known as Silverton 'i'ovvnsitc.  That all deferred payments on lots already under agreement for sale shall bo made to the undersigned or their  authorized agent; that any person wishing to purchase  lots in Silverton can do so from the undersigned or their  authorized agent. We hereby nominate and appoint,  John Houston & Co. of Nelson, li. (J., our only agent.  Dated at Nelson. H. C. July lilth, 1S!��.        '  J. Kit ED IIL'ME.  WIU.IAM HUNTER.  Lots in the  townsite of  Silverton  (formerly called  Four Mile City)  are now on  the market.  For prices  call on  or address  John Houston  & Co., Nelson or  New Denver, B. C.  A Gold Claim Bonded.   -  Tlie Majestic go\d quartz, claim, located  about one mile west of the I'oorman. and  about so ven miles from Xelson. was  bonded this week by its owner. John  Miles, to James H. Pearce, for a. period of  ninety days. The consideration bein^j  $!(),()()(). There is a 70-foot tunnel on the  Majestic run in on the lead, which shows  a- vein of (|uartz,about three feet in width,  which i.s said to average $10 per ton I'ree  milling ge\d. The time has now come  when the rich ^old-beitring lodges in the  vicinity of Ka^le creek should be^in producing their share of the noble yellow  metal so highly prized iu the world.  A Certainity.  The building; of the Nakusp cV Slocan  railway is tin assured fact, the contract  being award to "Dan" McG'illivray of  Vancouver. The Tim hunk's authority  for this statement is A. W. Jones of Vancouver, the president of the railway company. Mr. Jones says the contract, requires the road to be built to the head of  .Slocan lake, this year and to the forks of  Carpenter creek next year. MeOillivray expects to have 600 men at work within two  weeks, or as soon as tools and supplies can  be got on the ground.  WJ.TEETZEL <��  CHEMISTS and  :      DRUGGISTS  A large anil eoniplele slock of tlie leading lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Goods, or Liquors and Cigars at  a CASH BASIS.   Our prices are  Nelson, July 1st,  1893.  From and after this date, no goods, whether  Groceries, Crockery ware, Class ware, Clothing, Dry  wholesale, will leave our store or warehouse except on  adjusted to this rule.  G. A. BIGELOW & CO.  Our stock is now complete in every department and  our prices lower than ever. On and after the first of  July our terms will h<  >e  TEICTLT"   CA.SH:.t��  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  fc*V.V  __" -r,,��  Central Office  ol' the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  ��ueryd*iin<j  in tb<; fr\a^\e3\  Cii)<;.        Daily  ai)d  U/eeKly  Papers ai>d   /Tp^aziQes.  Small   /tssorl-mept   of  Toys   Coii/cJ   at   20   per   c,et)t;   Discount,   to   prepay   for   flew   Stoelv  Surfer Brothers,  ffo. 2 j-ioustoi? bloe^, (\felsoi?  A large and eoniplele stoek of  WALL PAPER  NELSON SHOE ST0  Our second consignment, has arrived, mid iL contained men's Luriied lJon^ola guild's and balmo-  ruls, men's doiiKOla and carpel slippers, tlie cele-  bralcd 77 naliuoral for men's medium wear, a line  men's G. \V. .liussia Inn pointed toe. Two lines of  youth's balmorals. good lookers and good wearers.  A beautiful line of .Misses'.grain school boots.  Men's chocked canvass for the dusty season. Our  porpoise, rifle, silk, and flat, laces, blacking kits;'  cork and premier insoles are also here. More to  follow.  MM  .Raker street., at east end of bridge. Xelson.  \V. J.   WILSON.  W.   I'KKDfi:.  WILSON & PERDUE.  MEAT Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract lo supply mining companies and  steamboats with fresb incuts, and deliver same aL any mine  or landing in   the   Ivootenay. Hake country.  ^ttO'JSTT  STREET,  ZEC-A-SHO.  ing, Dry Hoods, Boots, Shoes, Uroeeries, Hardware, Iron and Steel.  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  p^spectws^suppuii.   BIG JAM, DUNCAN RIVER.  intot  nDEJPEisrnDi��!jsr,T  ozlnt   silvebi  NELSON Office and Market, 11 Bast Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front'Street.  FURNITURE��PIAN  AND  UNDERTAKING.  jas. Mcdonald & co.  JOSEPHINE  STREET,  NELSON.  ���     AVENUE A,  NEAR THIRD ST.,  KASLO.  Carry full lines of all kinds of  I' limit tire for resiliences, holds,  and  ollices.    .Mattresses  made  lo  order,  and al,  prices lower than  eastern anil  coast,  inaniifacl.urers.  TMKV   Mil'.  ALSO  ACICNTS   l-()U  Evans Pianos and  Doherty Organs  A Town that is Backed by Gold  Mines!  LOTS   IlsT   TRAIL   CEBEK^  are now in the market.    The townsite is so situated that  it is the only supply point for all the mines in Trail  Creek District,  the mines of which will produce GOLD, not SILVER.    For prices  and terms apply to JOHN  HOUSTON &. CO.,  Nelson.  ZTsT:E]~W"  ID_E._��sH-y~__Ki:_R,  TAILORING  I would respcclfiiiilly invite Kcull.ciiU'ii loan  early inspection of my selections in Woollen-  SuiliiiKs anil'I'rouseri'iiKs. My prices will be  found moderate: I uiaki- il a point lo keep  tlieiu us low as is consistent with .i?ood material, (iood wnrl'iunnship and tin- care aud  attention rcipiisite lo ^ct up ;i! l.-fnelory j,rar-  inenls.  J-AIMIJES   ITPZRIEOJE.  Merchant Tailor,  EEYELSTOKE  ^in-d     IST-AJKITTSIP  XKXT TO I'd.KTOI'TK.'K.  NKI.HON, U.c  SPRING and SUMMER  SUITINGS.  IF1,  j;   SQTXIJRZE,  0VC_E!jRC_E3:^.aS7"a?   TAILOR,  lias received his stock of Sprine; and .Summer Miiitinf,'*,  and is prepared to turn out suits as well made and  stylish ns any Merchant Tailor in Canada.  linker slrcc! (just, west of the bridge), Xelson.  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  friers'. Supplies . and . General.. Merchandise  cantil:  TRAIL, B. C.���The gateway for Trail Creek's rich Gold Mines and the chosen site  for the Pyritic Smelter. We are bringing in goods from Canada and the United  States, having the best transportation facilities of any town in West Kootenay  District, we cannot be undersold. Miners' Supplies and General Merchandise by the  pound or ton. ALEX LYNC^  Prospectors' Outfits a Specialty. JAS. M. STEWART.  RING  BOOTS.  FISHERMEN'S  BOOTS.  POST   OFFICE   STORE.  ���     t/ti   i   ! KANGAROO  SHOES.  ian K Boots  FINE TANNED SHOES.  Quilts, Blankets, and Iron-Clad Clothing;  also a Fine Line of Pipes.  All kinds of Blank Books and Office Stationery and Supplies.  fei-Wv^g*^^


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