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 Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of   Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,  Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in Producing Mines.  RAILROADS-;  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the.  Mining   Camps  and  Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the  Year   Round.  SECOND  rEAR.-NO.-Dl-.  NELSON,  BRITISH  COLUMBIA,, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1894.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  THE MINES AND THEIR OUTPUT,  ORE   SHIPMENTS   FOR   THE   WEEK   AG-  GREGATE   OVER   400   TONS.  Five Carloads of Machinery Received and  Passed Duty Free by the Collector of Customs.���No .Scarcity of Fuel if Smelters  Will Use Charcoal���A 5-Stamp Mill Turning Out Four Hundred Dollars in Gold a  ���������Day���Etc., Etc.  Tho shipments of ore given below are  furnished Tiik Tin hunk by the Columbia  & Kootenay Steam Navigation Conipany,  and are accurate:  'I'KAH. C'KKKIC MSTKICT. TOILS.  Noveinbor"'.���Le Hoi mine, to Eust Helena, Montana. ;>1  -..'  ���* ���"������" SI.OCAN DISTUIOT.'  November 3.���Slocan Star, to Omaha....:...���...... 100  November 7.���Slounii Star, to Omaha.. !���  ISO  November 8.���Slocan Star, to Omaha ��� ��� ���   33  .-'.���'��� 'NELSON*.DISTRICT.  November 5.'���Silver King! to Denver  .108  ..,'....���.. .....Mo  Total.  Approximate Value.  Trail Creek district ore (gold) .... J? 2,700  Slocan district ore (silver and lead)  28,1100  Nelson district ore (silver and copper)  10.SOO  In 1892 the Democratic (or Free Trade) Party led the people of  the United States to believe that the country would be more  prosperous if FREE TRADE was substituted for PROTECTION,  and they elected to Congress 220 Democrats, 122 Republicans, and 14 Populists, who repealed the Sherman Silver  Bill and passed the Wilson Low Tariff Bill.  Total  .311,800  Slocan District News.  The following is condensed from the  Sloean Times of the 3rd: George W.  Hughes now controls 34-60ths of the  Fisher Maiden mine on Four-mile. . . An  interest in the Washington mine is likely  to be acquired by parties connected with  the Kansas City smeltei', and if so work-  will be resumed at the mine about the  15th. . _. An extraordinary'showing is  to be seenin one of the stopes .in the Slocan Star.; The clean high-grade ore, without a truce of waste, measures eight feet  across. . . Another shipment of 00 tons  will be made from the Mountain Chief  shortly. . . Some line specimens of  high-grade galena were brought down  from Ten-mile, where Jack McKinnon and  Bob Kirk wood have several claims. . .  The Alnha mine, is sending down 8 tons  of ore.daily to Silverton. Winter; quarters at the mine are almost completed;  the houses have been built on the snow-  shed principle, so that sliding snow will  pass over them. . .J. J. Moynahan has.  returned to New Denver from taking a  ��� look at J. A.' Finch's properties on Spring  and Bear creeks, Kaslo district, and re-  ������. -ports them looking first rate. . . ....Ore  shipments   have   commenced   from   the  ' Fisher Maiden,, and (iO tons will go out by  rail next week. . . Winter quarters  have been built on the Silver Bell and  Hustler, in Twin Lakes basin, and drifting  has been commenced on the ore body.  A Little Placer Excitement Near Kaslo.  The.placer excitement has again broken  out ou Kaslo creek and quite a number of  . claims have been staked out between  Kaslo and Kemp's springs. Within one-  fourth of a mile of Kemp's, Mr. Pratt of  the Three Forks Prospector, A. M. Otto of  Kaslo,,and a Mr. Russell of Three Forks  have each a claim. Mr. Otto, who is'an  experienced California placer miner, remarked the day of his location that he  would not take $500 cash for his claim.  The fact of the Chinamen, who have been  working,for several months just above  ��� the c'ity'limits on Kaslo creek, selling  coarse gold at J. B. Wilson's store at  Kaslo precipitated the preseutexcitement.  Parties care now prospecting between  Kemp's and the north and south forks of  Kaslo" creek.   Hopes to Return to Britisk Columbia.  v Tom Lowthian, who spent part of the  season of 1892 in Nelson and Slocan districts, is in  New Mexico, and writes a  "   friend  in New Denver as   follows:   "1  -  have'my hands full in this (Cochiti) dis-  *   trict.   1 discovered it practically myself  a year ago and have had uothing but law-  ���. suits ever since. I have spent thousands  of dollars in law, and, so far, have gained  every case, but am not through yet.  Heuee 1 am tied up here. 1 hope to return to British Columbia at some later  date and become a resident of the province, if 1 can ever get away from Now  Mexico."    Will Put in Machine Drills.  A machine drill will be put in the War  Eagle mine, Trail Creek district, and the  power to run it will be furnished by the  Le Roi conipany. It is claimed that manager Peyton' has decided to ship the Le  Roi ore to Trail, aud not to Northport as  was reported. The Northport road is tt  first-class one and a tri-weekly stage runs  over it in connection with trains on the  Spokane & Northern railway.  Is Again a Producing Mine.  The Northern Belle mine, in Jackson  basin, Slocan district, is again a producer  since it has got into the hands of men who  know how to mine. Last month "Bob"  Jackson and one miner took out and  sacked 55 tons of high-grade ore, and have  ore in sight. Mr. Jackson will work the  mine all winter and will probably ship to  the Pilot Bay smelter. He can lay the  ore down at Kaslo for $11 a ton.  Officers Elected.  The shareholders of the Nelson Hydraulic. Mining Conipany, Limited, met in  annual meeting at Nelson on Monday and  elected J. F. Ritchie president, R. J.  Bealey vice-president, and G. W. Richardson secretary and treasurer. These  three along with John Elliot and F. M.  McLeod are the board of directors.   An- I  From���  ALABAMA,  ARKANSAS, .  CALIFORNIA,      .  COLORADO,  CONNECTICUT,  DELAWARE,        .  FLORIDA, .'..,'���'  GEORGIA,  IDAHO,  ILLINOIS,      *"' ...  INDIANA,  IOWA,  KANSAS,  KENTUCKY,  LOUISIANA,  MAINE, .:  MARYLAND,  MASSACHUSETTS,  MICHIGAN,  -MINNESOTA,        .  MISSISSIPPI,        .  MISSOURI,  MONTANA,  NEBRASKA,  NEVADA, .  NEW HAMPSHIRE,  NEW JERSEY,     .  NEW YORK,        .  NORTH  CAROLINA,  NORTH DAKOTA,  OHIO,  OREGON,  PENNSYLVANIA,  RHODE   ISLAND,  SOUTH CAROLINA,  SOUTH DAKOTA,  TENNESSEE,  TEXAS,  VERMONT,  VIRGINIA,  WASHINGTON,    ...  WEST  VIRGINIA,  WISCONSIN,  WZOMING,  Democrats   Rkpuhmcans   Populists   ' *  7      ��� 1  6  6 1 ������'������������������        :-  ��� ��� . 9  ... - f,  3 1  1  2  11  1  ,     13 . 9  11 2  '      1 10 ���"     '  1 2 5  10                     1  6  4  6  3 19  5 7  2 '       o 1 *  . ���  7 ;  13 2  1  1 3 2  . 1 '  2  6 2  .������������ 21 13 - .   ...'���;  1 : 9 ..��"������;.������' -..,������:  I-*--  n   ���'._'��� ji   :- -.'���"���-.  2  ��� 11 19 :���        ���   \  ��� %  6 1  ���i  8 2  11 2 ."'":''  10  2     ' -���. .1  ���   . 4  ' ���.  6 ;    ���      4  1  In 1894 the people of the United States, after two years of unprecedented depression in business, concluded that the best  ~ way to bring about their former prosperity was to return  the , Republican (or "Protection) Party to power, and they  elected 242 Republican members of Congress, and only 100  Democrats and 14 Populists.  220  122  14  From���  ALABAMA,  CALIFORNIA,  .    COLORADO,     ���    ..  CONNECTICUT,.   *  DELAWARE,  FLORIDA,  GEORGIA,  IDAHO,  ILLINOIS,  INDIANA,  IOWA,  KANSAS,  KENTUCKY,  LOUISIANA,  MAINE,  MARYLAND,  MASSACHUSETTS,  MICHIGAN,  MINNESOTA,  MISSISSIPPI',  MISSOURI,  MONTANA,  NEBRASKA,  NEVADA,  NEW  HAMPSHIRE,  NEW JERSEY,     .  NEW  YORK,  '' NORTH CAROLINA,  ���-NORTH  DAKOTA,  OH.TO,  OREGON,  PENNSYLVANIA,  RHODE ISLAND,  SOUTH  CAROLINA-  SOUTH DAKOTA,  TENNESSEE,  TEXAS,   '  .  VERMONT,  VIRGINIA,  WASHINGTON,     .  WEST  VIRGINIA,  WISCONSIN,  WYOMING,  Rkpuhmcans    Dejiochats    Popui.ists  8 1  6  6 1  1 1  4  1  2  10 1  1  ���20 2  .13  11  '7 1  G 5  6  i  3 3  12 1  II 1  7  S  2  S  30  2  1  19  2  28  2  4  1  2  2  2  4  10  1  6  10  243  100  13  other run will be made this fall as soon as  the new sluice-boxes are in place, and it is  expected that the clean-up will be more  than satisfactory.   Will Probably Ship Five Hundred Tons.  The Noble Five group of mines, in Slocan district, will probably ship 500 tons  of ore by January 1st. There are now 250  tons of carbonates and 100 tons of galena,  practically, ready for shipment, aud 150  tons more can readily be stoped and  sacked. The ore will probably go to the  Omaha smelter.  Admitted Duty Free.  The machinery for the concentrator between New Denver and Three Forks has  been delivered at the concentrator site.  It was admitted duty free. The machinery for the sampling works at Pilot Bay  was also admitted free. The machinery  in both cases was manufactured in  Chicago.    Turning Out $400 in Gold a Day.  TheS-stamp mill on the OK mine, in  Trail Creek district, crushes between 7  and 8 tons of ore every 21 hours. About  $50 a ton is saved ou the plates, and the  concentrates are worth about $500 a ton.  Flume Completed.  The flume to convey water from the  little lake on the Lakeside mineral claim  to the power-house at the Silver King  mine, ou Toad mountain, has been completed.   It is nearly two miles long.  Metal Quotations.  On Friday bar silver was quoted at OS A  cents an ounce iu New York and pig lead  at $3a hundred (smelter rate)mid $3.12Aa  hundred (metal exchange rate).  Two Feet of Ore on the Mamie.  Two feet of good galena ore has' been  struck on the Mamie claim, at Ainsworth.  The Mamie is owned by Dan Clark and  Jimmie Van Hook.  Killed by a Gravel Slide.  Golden Km, 3rd: "We regret to have  to record another very serious accident  by which an old miner, named .John Ridg-  way, met his death. He was working on  his claim on the Moyea river drifting,  when a "run" took place iu  the gravel  overhead and he was caught and instantly  buried under tons of gravel. Every effort  was made to rescue him but without  avail. His body was found eight days  afterwards, much bruised, death having  been instantaneous. Mr. Ridgway came  from Montana to Kootenay in 1867, during  the Perry Creek excitement, and remained  in the country ever since. He was a  native of Ohio, where his father still  lives. He was a pensioner, having fought  in the rebellion and was wounded at the  battle of Fredericksburg. He had a good  claim and one that would have given him  a gpod "stake" had he lived. He was  much respected and his death is universally regretted around Fort Steele.  Quietly Sounding the Public.  John Andrew Mara has been through  Kootenay, quietly sounding the public; to  find the depth of the antagonism to himself as a political quantity. .John Andrew  poses as a Protectionist and hopes to secure a return to piuliament by the men  who believe that the protection system is  the best one for Canada. AsThkTk.im.tnk  is the only straight-out Protection newspaper in the province, Mr. Mara will, no  doubt, define his views through its columns, and not through the columns of  Free Trade newspapers, like the Kamloops  Sentinel and the Nelson Miner. The next  .Dominion election must be fought .squarely  on the Protection issue, in this district,  and now is a good time to find out where  Mr. Mara stands.  The Northwest Territories Election.  The election for members of the assembly of the Northwest Territories resulted  as   follows:    Magraw   from   Lethbridge,  Oliver from  Edmonton,  Haultaiu   from  Fort McLeod, Mitchell from Duck Lake,  Tinisfrom Victoria, Knowling from Souris  (all by acclamation), Neff from Moosomih  by 52 majority, Mowatfrom South RCgina  by about 50 majority, Brown from North  Regina by about40 majority, Bulyea from  Q'Appelle by a small majority, Sutherland from North Q'Appelle, Brett from  Banff by nearly 100 majority, Ross from  Moose Jew by 01 majority, Simpson from  Red Deer by 3 majority, Eatin from Saltcoats by about 25 majority, Gillies from  White wood by 87 majority, Fearon from  Medicine Hat by 57 majority, Page from  Carritigtou, Betts from Fast Prince Albert  by 35 majority, Reid from   West Prince !  Albert by 7(5 majority, Clinkskill from  Battleford by 30 majority, Dill from Wolseley by a large majority, Maloney from  St. Albert, Jnsinger from Yorktown,  Lucas from West Calgary by 1 majority,  Banherman from East Calgary by 19 majority, Lineham from High River by 220  majority. In West Calgary the vote  stood, Lucas 230, Critchley 229, Sifton 205,  and there will be a recount and probably  a contest. In Ka.st Calgary the vote was,  Bannerman 206, Clarke 187, Lindsay 113,  Nolan 57, Reilly 47. "Jim" Rilley will  now.probably quit running for office.  Not Yet Accepted by the Canadian Pacific.  The Nakusp &' Slocan railway has not  yet been accepted by the Canadian Pacific,  and until it is two train crews will be employed to handle the traffic. One crew,  with James Trodden as conductor antl  William Barnfather as engineer and  engine 565 as motive power, will run between Nakusp'and Wilson creek; the  other crew, with Samuel Woods as conductor and James Koster as engineer and  engine 90 as motive power, will run between Wilson creek and Three Forks.  These men are all practical railroaders  andean take a train around a 20-degree  curve and up an S-per-cent grade as easily  as some men can a train along a tangent  on a prairie. ^__  The Result in Stevens County.  The result of the election iu Stevens  county, Washington, fills nearly all the  offices with Populists. That party elects  Field for joint senator, Phelps representative, McLean auditor, Ledgerwood clerk,  Lavigue treasurer. Mantz attorney, Smith  school superintendent, Pankey assessor,  Thomas surveyor, and Gilford coroner.  C. R. McMillan (Democrat) is elected over  Graham (Populist) for sheriff by 'M. Wol-  ford (Populist) is elected county commissioner in the second district and McKvers  (Republican)and Fountain (Democrat) are  a tie iu the third district. The total vote  polled was over 1700,  The Preliminaries Are Arranged,  The Cariboo 6c Aslicrol't railway is to be  built. The preliminaries were all arranged during premier Davie's recent  visit to Ottawa. The road will be 'Ml  miles long; be narrow gauge; be subsidized wilh the usual $3200 a mile by tlie  Dominion government; have the interest  on its bonds guaranteed by the province,  and its land grant raised,from 10,000 to  20,000 acres to the mile. If thus aided the  Canadian Pacific people (not the Canadian  Pacific Railway Company) will undertake  to build the road. When completed it  will be leased to the Canadian Pacific on  the usual 40-aiid-60-per-cent basis. The  road will have cost the Canadian Pacific  nothing and it will be a feeder to the main  line. It will be another Nakusp & Slocan  deal, a deal bv which the Canadian Pacific  gets a branch road built without any expense, to itself and by which the promoters hope to make big money in doing the  construction work. It i.s a new wrinkle  aud tlie Canadian Pacific is working it for  all it i.s worth. The British Pacific scheme  will be side-tracked, as its promoters are  not strong enough to fight both premier  Davie and the Canadian Pacific crowd.  Fifty Years' Fuel in Sight.  The smelter at Pilot Bay, once it is in  operation, will payout not less than $5000  a month for fuel, nearly every dollar of  which will go outof the country. Within  three miles of the shores of Kootenay lake  and its outlet there is timber enough, if  made into charcoal, to furnish fuel for the  I'ilot Bay smelter for fifty years. Charcoal may not be as good fuel as coke, but  it wa.s used for smelting purposes when  coke could not be procured, and it is still  used in some localities. Five thousand  dollars a'mouth spent for charcoal would  mean the employment of from seventy-  five to one hundred meu on Kootenay  lake. The timber is at hand, so are the  men. All that is wanted to utilize the  one and employ the other is the word to  he given by the smelter management.  Helena Won.  The greatest interest in the recent election in Montana was manifested over the  contest for the permanent location of the  capital of the state. Helena and Anaconda  were the contestants, and Helena won bv  about 1000 majority. The legislature will  he Republican by about 28 on joint ballot.  Wati Defeated.  Kven the gifted John M. Burke failed to  he elected representative in Kootenay  county, Idaho. Me is a Democrat and  was defeated by a Republican named  Crane.  WHITE GBOUSE MOUNTAIN DISTHICT  ONE   OF   ITS   MINERAL-BEARING    VEINS  TRACED  FOR  THREE  MILES.  The Ore Carries Gold, Silver, and Copper in  Paying Quantities, and the Output of the  District is Likely to Become a Factor in  Another Year.  Although not much noise has been made  about it in the past year or more, it is not  at all impossible but that another copper-  silver district will be opened up tributary  to Kootenay lake within the next, twelve  mouths. During the past season George  Nowell, the Black brothers, and a few  others have been quietly at work cutting  out and grading a trail from Davie town-  site, ten miles south of Pilot Bay, on the  east shore of Kootenay lake, to the White  Grouse mountain claims. Several men  have been at work late!jr and the trail is  now in excellent condition for pack horses  to.the first'summit, seven miles i'rom the  lake. From there to the summit of White  Grouse mountain, a farther distance of  7 or 8 miles? the trail is cut out and the  claim owners of the district feel as though <  the government should assist in completing the same to the mines and extending  a branch to connect with the proposea  trail from Fort Steele to Kootenay lake, .  as byway of this route cattle and other  products of. that section would be landed  on the main lake, whereas should they  build by way of Crawford creek, steamers  would have to deviate five miles from  their course to reach the terminus of the  trail at the head of Crawford's bay.  Although, the ores of White Grouse'  mountain are gold, silver, and copper  bearing, they differ much from those of  Toad mountain, which are designated as  "bornite," i. e. the sulphide of copper  and iron carrying the nobler metals.  The first discoveries on White Grouse  were made in July, 1S93, a' stampede followed when the result of a few specimen  assays were made known. A quantity of  ground was, located that fall, but as the  section was so difficult to reach on account  of no trails being cut, interest waned to  a great extent and these few men who  had faith in the prospects located staid  with the proposition, and next season expect to begin reaping the reward of their  faith and perseverance.  What used to appear to the prospector  a distance of 25 to 30 miles, has by the  cutting out and grading of a trail become  in reality only about hi miles from Kootenay lake to the summit of White Grouse  where the claims are located. Loekhart  creek is followed from the lake to the first  summit, a distance of 7 miles. The grade  is quite easy and very regular and a  wagon road could be cheaply constructed  to the top of the mountain,.whose estimated height is 7000 feet above the sea.  This inountain lies between the headwaters of Goat river, which runs to the  southeast side, and a tributary of the St.  Mary's, on the north and west sides. The  country is well watered by numerous  small streams with beautiful falls and  quite a number of small lakes, so situated  they would be natural reservoirs for any  reduction works or other purposes. Timber, such as tamarack, balsam, and  spruce, abounds in endless quantity.  Three systems of fissures, from four to  fourteen feet in width, practically vertical, cross the mountain running due north  and south. Granite, porphyry, slate-lime,  and quartxite formations are encountered,  but no geologist has yet given the section  a thorough examination, so a scientific description of the formation cannot be  given at this time. The��veiu filling is a  soft, non-siliceous quartz, heavily impregnated with grey copper, some copper  pyrites, carbonates of copper, such as  malachite and a/.urite, carrying gold and  silver.  The owners are rather modest in their  estimate of the value of their ore and do  not claim to be able to glut the market or  stop the wheels of progress in metal production when they begin shipping, which  will begin about the 1st of July next.  Although some extremely high assays  have been had, the average value of the  output will be 90 ounces in silver, 20 per  cent copper, and about $7 per ton iu gold.  It is said that the Kootenay Mining 6c  Smelting Company at I'ilot Bay, who are  now taking all dry ores offered, are anxious to secure the output of these mines,  to be used as a dry ore to mix with the  ores of other sections.  One of the veins, the one known as the  Copper King system, has been located iu  continuous claims a distance of 15,000 feet,  or nearly three miles, while on the other  parallel lodes locations have been made  for upwards of a mile. The boys interested in the camp have the necessary grit,  and are eiidoweu with sufficient muscle to  carry out their ideas and make the section  where they have cast their lot noted and  remunerative.    Mortally Wounded While Hunting.  A man, named John Keppler, was mortally wounded while hunting along with  Gus Adams at the lower end of Kootenay  lake on Thursday afternoon. The shot  entered one leg above the knee and  ranged up into the body. Adams rowed  tlie wounded man to the reclamation  works, reaching thereat I o'clock Friday  morning. He was taken aboard the  steamer Nelson on Kriday afternoon, and  the wound was dressed by KM Smith, the  steward of the boat. At Bonner's Ferry  the doctor who examined the wound said  it was mortal and that death would  surclv result,  �����_S  $���*!  ^tf  fTT__.���Tr..jRmlM,._^w.,Ji.tri1-  ' T4--'i ��   '/    *��     *    it    ���  <,W. t"J'J"*"'"-"'i;��  IliVP'V r"'<"" "��'''*j'illitf'il'"i V'.1.1 VII* -���",. um-ny ���U.'..'ir'J'".J"H* IHU'H '"ia-V,"_'l"_.HI' WIHHHTl'V!"   i..iiiii..>.ii.vjiim..||."..n...t ii niu'mil ill I) I L|i.i|i  i||i  if  ''._.���_���   ���' I" ...tun H1JLJI1 miU,_JI".IJ|.J n, -.���_�����_���  TT  ul    "T  i     ^"T^'^^SSSSlOTKIfflSRSBHSSBSHIIB  ��� _���-.��� ������ THE TRIBUTE:   rTELSOK, B. C;,.; SATUEDAY, .NOVEMBER 10, 1894.  i i-tt���!������ irmunrawimiii�� m nu  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE is published on Saturdays, by John  Houston & Co., and will be mailed to subscribers  on payment of Two DoLLAUSayear. No subscription  taken for less thai) a year.  ^KGULAH ADVERTISEMENT'S printed at tho following rates: One inch, S'ili a year; two inches,  SCO a year; three inches SSI a year; four inches,  ?9fi a year; five 'inches. $105 a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of S1.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS HI cents a lino for  first insertion and 10 cents a lino for each additional  insertion.   Birth, marriage, and death notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTER NOTICES 25 cents a  ��� line each insortioii.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  every month; subscription, in advance. .  ADDRESS air communications to  ���THE TRIBUNE. Nelson, B.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaBAU, M.D.���Physician and "Surgeon.. Rooms 3  ���   and 1' Houston block, Nelson.   Telephone 12.  LR. HARRISON, B. A��� Barrister at Law, Convey-.  ��� anccr, Notary Public, Commissioner for taking Affidavits'for use in tho Courts of British Columbia, etc.  Ofiiccs���Ward St., between Baker and Vernon, Nelson.  ��to ��tiirmte*  . )V ,. . .  ���  SATURDAY MORNING...  .NOVEMBER 10, 1891  ELECTED   TO   REPRESENT   THE   PEOPLE.  J. Fred Hume, whom the people of the  south riding of West Kootenay district  elected to represent them in the legislative assembly, left .Nelson for Victoria on  Thursday.   No member of the,assembly  represents a more importantconstituency  and no member made so few promises or  pledges to  secure election.   A  business  man of nine years' residence in the district, he knows the requirements of the  district.   As a business man who knows  what it is to be hard up, he will  in all  matters that concern the finances of the  province act as if the province was an individual,���and by doing so he will hot go  far astray.   The province is hard up, and  the receipts for 1894-5 will be far below the  expenditures for the same period.   There  will be a deficit.   In the face of that fact,  should the province continue making large  appropriations for public works?   How  can its credit be pledged in aid of ���railway  schemes?   In order to maintain its credit,  the province must do as an  individual  would  do under like circumstances.   It  must cut down its expenses, so that its  expenditures will nob be in'excess of its  receipts.   In order to do this, West Kootenay should uOt insist on large appropriations for roads and trails.   The district  must stand its share of the cutting down,  aud stand it gracefully.   Mr. Hume was  not  elected   by men   whose   permanent  property interests are elsewhere than iu  Kootenay,  meu  who care little for the  future of  the   district as  long as they  thrive while they are here.    On the contrary, he was elected by men, like himself,  who are in Kootenay to stay and who are  opposed to mortgaging the future in order  to obtain   temporary  benefits.   He  was  elected to represent the people iu Kootenay, not the people out of Kootenay.  that the manufacturers of England should  com pete with the manufacturers of Japan,  who hire labor for 15 cents a "day, or with  the manufacturers of Belgium and Germany, who pay 75 cents a day for labor'.  They would drive men in England, Avho  follow farming pursuits into other pursuits already overcrowded, which would  only tend to lower wages. They would  drive the men who are employed in the  manufactories of 'Canada, on to farms,  which '.would only tend to cause overproduction of wheat and beef, and'lower  prices already too low. The farmers that  are most prosperous are the ones that  raise what they consume���the ones that  follow "diversified farming." So with  countries. The ones that are most prosperous are the ones that are least dependent on other countries for either provisions or manufactured goods.  A NIGHT IN A MAINE FOREST.  RETURNED   TO   POWER.  The result of the election held throughout the United- States ou Tuesday seems  to be a clean sweep in the northern and  western and Pacific states for the Republican party.   That party elects its candidate governor of New York state aud its  candidate mayor of the city of New York,  both offices having for years been filled  by Democrats.   It appears from the returns that the Republicans will be in the  majority in both houses of congress after  the 5th of March next.   In the south the  Democratic candidates for state officials  and congressmen were successful with few  exceptions.   The Populists do not appear  to have   been   successful  anywhere,  although from the states in which they are  strongtheretiarusarenieagre. If the result  means anything, it means that the people  o'f the United States have awakened to  the fact that they u.ade a mistake, in  1892, in placing the government in  the  hands of the Democratic party, a party  that declares that a protective tariff is a  fraud, a robbery, and  unconstitutional.  It means that the people of the United  States intend keeping their home markets  for themselves.   The result should bean  object lesson to the people of Canada, for  Canadians can no moro afford to turn over  their home markets to the foreigner than  could the people of  the United States.  And the people of the United States have  found out by experience that they cannot  afford to do it^   ARE   QUEER   REASONERS.  The free traders are queer reasoners. In  Canada, it i.s the manufacturer that is robbing the farmer. In Kngland, it is the  farmer that is robbing the manufacturer.  In Canada they would destroy the manufacturing industries, in order that the  farmer be allowed to purchase goods in  the cheapest markets. In Kngland, they  would destroy the farming industry, in  .order that the manufacturers and their  employees be allowed to buy their provisions in the cheapest markets. Tliey  claim that the Canadian farmer should  sell his surplus produce in the markets of  England in competition with the farmers  of every country on earth who have a  surplus to sell; with the farmers of the  Argentine Kepublic, who can grow wheat  profitably at SO cents a bushel; with the  stockmen of Australia and New Zealand,  Wild' can' raise sheep and cattle profitably at 2 cents  a  pound,   They claim  Wile the opposition members from Yale  and New'Westminster districts doat this  session as did the opposition members from  Victoria at the session when the. Parliament Building Bill was passed ? Will they  fall down when the Ashcroft & Cariboo  Railway Subsidy Bill is up for passage?  Yea, to a man.  ��� The Spokane Review deplores the fact  that tlie loan companies no longer look on  Kansas and Nebraska as good fields in  which to make loans on farms. Kansas  and Nebraska would both have been better off today had the eastern loan companies never loaned a dollar, to their  farmers. The pioneers of the eastern  states and provinces were either unable  or unwilling to borrow money,.yet they  succeeded in turning timbered wildernesses into as fine farms as are in the  world. Not so with'the western pioneers.  They borrowed money with which to turn  the prairies into wheat fields, and they  are now handing over the result of years  of labor to the companies who plastered  their farms with mortgages.  The Revelstoke Mail asks Mr. Kellie,  the member for the north riding of West  Kootenay district, to declare his intentions regarding the British Pacific railway scheme. The Mail'.is on the wrong  tack. It should ask Mr. Kellie to declare  his intentions regarding the Cariboo &  Ashcroft railway scheme.  To Build a "Wonderful Telescope.  James .G. Fair of San Francisco,' who  made his money mining on the Comstock  lode at Virginia City, Nevada,, is interested in a telescope-building project which  may  result in  the   construction   of   the  greatest star-magnifier the world has ever  seen.   The instrument will not only bring  distant planets   nearer   than   the  great  equatorial at Lick observatory, but it will  permit as many as fifty persons to use it  at the same time.   The instrument has  beeu  perfected   by professor  McGeorge,  formerly  director  of   the   astronomical  station at  Melbourne,  but   now of  the  Paris observatory.   There he has worked  on his new telescope, which will have no  tube.   It will be a reflector with a mirror  twenty feet in diameter.   The cost will  not be more $100,000, yet it will have ten  times the light-giving power of the Lick  observatory glass._ Mr. McGeorge, when  he had perfected his plans, began hunting  for a millionaire patron.    He wrote to an  old friend in  this city, Dr. McLean, and  gave him an outline of his plans. McLean  saw ex-senator Fair, and the California  capitalist was so  much struck with the  idea that he offered to advance money to  build the telescope and mount it in the  Lick observatory.   The plan is to perfect  the glass here, and  then  take it to the  Paris exposition, where it would soon pay  for itself.   Medicinal, but not Pure.  Disputes often bring into prominence  unexpected things.   On the other side of  the earth a milk dealer had a quarrel with  hi.s help, and the latter then went on a  strike. The cause responsible for the  quarrel or strike did not appear in the  suit which the dealer brought against his  former employees for damages, whieh  they met with a cross action for wages.  In such complications the evidence i.s  usually interesting, and this instance  proved no exception to the rule. The  most interesting stage of the case was  when the employees testified that the  daily sales were #50 gallons of milk, while  the receipts were never more than 200  gallons for the same time. The additional  150 gallons were the resultant of a combination of water, saltpeter, and aiinotto.  Cue witness, who was a customer of the  dealer's testified that this manufactured  coin pound acted more favorably on his  child than did milk from other dairies.  The judge who tried the case remarked  that this ell'ect might be due to the medical qualities of the article. The Australian jury returned a verdict for the employees nnd the court held the dealer for  selling ns milk a 75 per cent adulterated  product that possessed medical qualities  .superior to the average patent medicine.  Co-operative Mining a Success.  Wallace (Idaho) Miner, 3rd: "Further  reports from the Morning mine are very  encouraging. There are now eighty-five  men at work at the mine in different capacities. There are more applications for  work than can be accommodated at present, although the force is being gradually  increased as conditions permit. The men  have been carefully selected by foreman  Klanner, consequently they have a good  crew. All the men seem to be satisfied  and an eyewitness informs us that they  are doing lots of work. So far not a man  has quit voluntarily, although a few have  been discharged. The mill is running on  two shifts on the accumulated ore, The  first shipment of concentrates, two car  loads, was made the early part of the  week."  I will tell the story as my friend told it  to me. ���'''���'.���.';... . v- ..;.-.-'  ���  We were in the produce business, in the  early part of the civil war. I was a young  man then, and relished hard,work, with a  spice of adventure thrown in. Our firm  wanted some horses sent to Bermuda.  They would have to be shippud from one  of the Canadian ports, since the Atlantic  seaboard was under an embargo. It was  determined that"! should go to Bangor,  where the best horses were then supposed  to be found, purchase what I wanted,  drive them across the state, and..ship  them from Halifax to Bermuda. I had no  trouble in buying four good strong animals, also harnesses and a wagon. I engaged Tom Hunter, a livery-stable keeper,  to go with me. He was a careful, reliable  man, and good company, too.  It was bright and early one morning in  June when we set out on a long drive, a  drive that was destined to.be without adventure. Neither of us knew the way. I  bought a state survey map, and picked  out the roads from that. They were in a  wretched condition. Stumps,.stones, and  deep ruts that recent heavy rains rendered  almost impassable. Two of .'my. horses  were under harness for the first time and  they acted very badly. It took all our  patience and skill to get them into any  kind of shape. It was only after the  beasts got tired out that they settled  down to slow, steady pulling.  The first twenty miles were through  open country, after which we had fifteen  to twenty miles dense forest, in which,  somewhere, Ave were told, stood an inn.  it was four in the afternoon when we  drove up to a shanty at the edge of the  forest. A'typical backwoodsman sat on  the fence, smoking a pipe.  "Can I put up here for the night?" I  asked.  The man surveyed me, horses and all,  a full minute withont moving.   Then he  ejaculated with an upward drawl, "Naw."  "How far is it to the next house?"   I  asked.  "A  matter of eight   mile,"   was  the  answer.  "Can't I stop here?   I'm pretty tired."  "You can stop, but I can't accommodate ye."  "Then that's the end of it," I said,  driving on. I reflected that, now the  horses had got settled down to work, we  ought to make eight miles in two hours.  Anyhow we could get there before dark.  When we entered the forest, the road  became infinitely worse than it had been,  and that is saying a good deal. It grew  dark surprisingly fast, owing partly to  the denseness of the forest, but more to  ominous clouds gathering in the southwest, from which mtitterings of thunder  were heard. We walked the horses every  step of the way. It became so dark that  I could not see even the hind ones. It  was only when the lightning flashed that  we could move a few steps forward. At  last the storm burst upon us. Getting  out, Tom tied the leaders to trees, and he  and I squatted under the wagon for  shelter.  "Tom," said I,  "this beats all."   "It  does indeed, sir," said Tom.  The horses stood fairly well during the  half-hour or so that the storm shook that  forest. I am not afraid of thunder and  lightning, when I am properly situated,  but I dont like at such a time to be among  trees. However, the fury of the elements  at last gave way to gentle rain, and by 10  o'clock, just as we drove up to the inn, a  bright moon was sailing among the clouds.  "Hello!" I shouted. A man appeared  at the door.  " We want to spend the night here, two  men and four horses," I said.  "I don't see how I can accommodate  you" he said.  "You must!" I cried. "Here, Tom,  take the horses to the barn, and find them  some fodder. You've got a barn, haven't  you ? " turning to mine host.  "Well, yes, just a cover for my sheep,  and I kinder hate to turn them out, for  there's wolves about. But I'll risk it, and  your horses can go inside."  It was true.   The rude shelter housed  about a dozen  sheep.   These were  put  into the pen, to make space for our horses.  The poor creatures were glad enough to  get a dry place to stand upon, antl some  hay.   They were fretted nearly to death.  Then Tom and I went inside the house.  It contained one room for sleeping, eating, and  visiting,  with a ladder in one  corner leading to a loft.   A bed was on  one side, and a fire in an open fire-place  upon another.   Besides the host were an  old woman and���would you believe it?���  as pretty a girl as one often sees, clean  anel buxom, and a real flirt, too.   I coaxed  her a little that way myself, but Tom was  much more successful, and it kept me iu  constant amusement to see the eyes they  made  at  each   other.   The   old'woman  cooked corn-meal  mush in a kettle, over  the fire.   That, with a  pitcher of good  milk, made our supper, and  let me tell  you, one is a long way from starving on  mush and milk.  Having eaten, we were given the only  candle the house contained, with ��� directions to hand it down when we were ready  for bed. Then Ave were taken to the foot  of the ladder and bidden to ascend and  " bunk into one of them beds."  The loft, or attic, was simply the space  under the pointed roof, the only place  where I could stand erect being under the  ridge-pole. Besides the beds, there were  two chairs, one going with each betl.  There were no windows, and had it not  been for the storm which had justwetand  cooled the roof, it would have been insufferably hot. I did not quite like the looks  of things. By pulling away the ladder  we could easily be made prisoners. Tom  said he guessed it was all right, and proceeded to make himself ready for bed in  short order. I had partly undressed when  I felt a sharp prick on'my leg. By the  light of the candle, I saw an enormous ant,  certainly two inches long, with its jaws  fastened to me. I killed it, but the bite  was painful and troublesome for days.  After that, spiders and insects of all sorts  seemed to be running riot over the room,  or hanging from the rafters.  ' I must have fallen asleep, when I heard  the noise of new arrivals. I was therefore not much surprised to see two. men  come up the ladder, beariiig the';same  candle which we had handed down, now  slightly shorter. They appropriated the  other bed. Tom's loud breathing proclaimed that he was already asleep. With  one eye and ear .half-open I discovered  that one of the new-comers was a colonel,  or at least that his companion called him  so. The other was a private in the army.  They handed down the candle to the old  inai),as. I had done, and for half an hour  quiet reigned.  It must have been midnight, when I was  thoroughly awakened  by terrific noises  below,��� loud talking, swearing, and the  scuflling of feet, as if a crowd of rough  men had  taken  possession.   I sat up in  bed, and by the dim light coming through  the hole in the floor saw the colonel partly  ���dressed antl with a revolver in hand,'peer-'  ing into the room below.  "What's up?" I said ina low tone.  ''There's a lot of skedaddlers, in  my  opinion, on their way to Canada to escape  drafting into the army," answered the colonel.   "Leave   them' to me," he added.  "Come here and look."    "     ;'  1 did look. It was a regular pandemonium. The boys, about a dozen of them,  were making things lively. They were  half-tipsy, and werequarrelling with each  other, all trying to appropriate the one  bed. The old man had'pushed his wife  and daughter into a corner and stood in  front of them, keeping the miscreants off  by a well-directed blow here and there.  One fellow at length rushed to the ladder  and mounted with rather unsteady steps  toward us. I had au > impulse . to shake  the ladder and throw him off, but the  colonel pulled me back where we could  not be seen in the darkness. We, however, could see the man who showed his  head above our floor.  "Here you!" he called out. "There's  fellers here as wants them beds, and  mighty quick.   You can just turn out;  and give 'em to your betters, or "  The threat was not finished, for the colonel sprang forward, caught the man by  the collar, placed his revolver against his  forehead, and shouted in tones that even  woke Tom: "You insolent- pup! You  hound! (with plenty of oaths interjected)  I'll teach you who is going to sleep in  these beds, and it isn't you or any of your  friends. One word more of your impertinence, and you are a dead man. You  didn't know you had a war colonel to deal  with. But you have, and one that's going  to command the whole crew of you."  So saying, the colonel flung the man to  the floor below where he fell in a heap.  He then pulled up the ladder. The crowd  had become very quiet. The colonel used  his advantage.  "Now, you fellows, drop, wherever you  are, right on the floor. Not one of you  dares to touch that bed, which belongs to  the ladies. Those of you that make any  trouble will hear from me, for I shall sit  here and watch you all night with this  six-barrelled revolver, each ball of which  is good for two of you.   Down now."  I never saw such a sudden and complete  downing. They dropped, every one of  them, and the floor was covered.  "Now let the ladies lie down on the bed,  and you," addressing the old man. "put  on some more fire-wood, so that I can see  the room and everybody in it."  The colonel was obeyed in every respect.  The women lay down upon the bed; the  man replenished the fire and seated himself in an arm-chair, where he could doze  aud be comfortable.  "Did you kill him?" I asked the colonel,  meaning the man whom he had thrown  down the ladder.  "Watch a few minutes and see," was  the reply. It was not long before I saw  signs of life, careful 'movement,-.such as  raising the hand to the head; but the man  did not speak nor attempt to rise.  "Are you really going to sit here and  keep guard all night?" I asked the colonel.  "Not if I know myself," he replied,  laughing silently. "In a few minutes  they will all be asleep. Why, they're  half-drunk, yon know, and they are  -drowsy as well as cowardly. One man  with a weapon could manage twenty  such."  After that, the shanty was quiet. Not  a sound was heard except the stentorian  breathing of the men.  "Do you think our horses are in danger  of being stolen?" I asked the colonel once  more, before settling myself for another  nap.  "Well, these fellows would rather ride  than walk, of course," was the answer.  "1 think you and I will do well to get an  early start. But once a.sleep, most of the  boys won't wake up before nine o'clock."  After that I had four hours of capital  sleep. It seemed as if the colonel was  worth a whole regiment of soldiers, and I  felt tis easy in my mind as if I had been at  home.  It was daylight when the colonel awoke  me, saying, "I'm going out for some fresh  air. So many in such a hole makes bad  breathing. Besides, we may as well look  after the horses."  I arose and quickly dressed, roused  Tom, followed the colonel down the ladder  which he had pub in place, and together  we picked our way among the sleepers,  through the unlocked door, till we were  outside. Never did the open air seem so  fresh and clean. The colonel and I. drew  'ong breaths.   The barn was in good  o  and  A large and  complete stock of  the leading  lines of  ' Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Oor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. 0.  ��$'  98:n.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Conipany, Limited.  o  S*i  ��� o  a  8  a  p.  H  ��� a  ���H  t  P  W  tr<  >  a  cr?  %  ���ji  0  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting ou Saturdays ami ���Wednesdays with Nelson  & Fort Sheppard Kail way for ICaslo and lake points.  Leaves Nelson��� Leaves Kaslo for Nelson���  Mondays at 4 p. in. Sundays at 8 a. in.  Wednesdays at 5:10 p. in.      Tuesdays at It a. in.  Thursdays at 1 p. in Thursdays nt S a. in.  Saturdays at 5:40 p. m. Kridays al. 3 a. in.  Connecting on Tuesdays and Fridays with Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway for Spokane.  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Great Northern railway for all points  cast and west.  Leaves Kaslo Tuesdays and Kridays at 3 a. in.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Kridays at 7 a. in.  Leaves Honner's Kerry for Nelson and ICaslo at 2 a. in. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays.  (main  Revelstoke  Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting witli the Canadian Pacific Railway  line) for all points east and west.  Leaves Itevelstokc on Tuesdays and Kridays at 4 a. m.  Leaves Kohson on Wednesdays and Sundays at (J p. in,  Northport Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting at Northport for points north and south on  Iho Spokane Falls & Northern Kailway.  Leaves Itohson Saturdays at 4 a. in.  Leaves Northport Saturdays at 1:30 p. in.  The company reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  Kor full-information, as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's ollice. Xelson, 15. C. ���'   ,   '.  T. ALLAN, Secretary.      J. XV. TROUP, Manager.  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Spokane Falls & '--Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A.M..  .,.NKLSON Arrive 5:40 P.M.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the.Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST BRANDS OF ALL  KINDS OF WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  On Tuesdays and Kridays trains will run through  to Spokane, arriving thereat .*>:''() P. 11. same day. Returning will leave Spokane at 7 A. Al. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:40 P. JL, making  close connections with steamer Nelson for all Kootenay  lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect at Marcus witli stage on Alondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Kridays.  To Hunting, Survey and Prospecting Parties,  and Others.  The now fast Steam Launch  CC  RT  D-3  Can he chartered by the day or week on reasonable terms.  Special Attention to Miners.  KASLO,   B. C.  The Sloean is the only first-  class hotel in Kaslo, and its  managers have an eye singly  to the comfort of its guests.  P. A. McPhee & Co.  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  the above hotel one of tlie best in lhe city both  for transient guests and day boarders.  I"  order, and our animals had not been disturbed. The old man was there, keeping  guard for us. Tne idea also entered his  head .that his latest arrived guests might  steal our horses, and he sat quietly on the  ground with liis gun beside him, to keep  intruders away. J thanked him heartily,  and added an extra coin to the payment  for our night's lodging. After that we  had no more adventures. I got tlie horses  through all right, and shipped them.  Next .summer I went again to Bangor,  to purchase a pair of horses for our firm  in New York. While there J looked up  Tom Hunter, my companion of the year  before. Me was married, and keeping  house very comfortably. Mis wife was  the pretty'daughter of the old man and  woman who kept the inn. She made Tom  an excellent wife, and he said it was a  lucky day for him when he spent the  night with me in that terrible forest.  FINEST WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS IN  ,   ,   THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  he Tremoiit.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is tho headquarters for prospectors and  working ' miners.  MALONE    &   TREGILLUSi   Props.  ouse  BAR.  Corner Stanley and .Silica streets, Nelson. We are now  running Ihe Stanley house bar, and will be glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON k CKADDOOK.  Orders sent through the pursers of the steamboats Nelson and Ainswortli, with whom all arrangements can bo  made, will receive prompt attention. Arrangements can  also be made through John Houston & Co., The Tribune  office. Nelson.   Address, by mail or telegraph,  August 28th, 18U1. C. W. BUSK. Balfour, B. C.  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  In the county court of Kootenay, holden at the last crossing of the Columbia river, in the matter of John Buchanan, deceased, and in the matter of the Official Administrator's Act, dated tlio Thirteenth day of August,  A. D.. 181)4.  Upon reading the affidavits of Edward C. Arthur and  Maggie Connor it is ordered that Arthur Patrick Cummins, official adminstrator for the county court'.district  of Kootenay, shall be administrator of all and singular  the goods, chatties, and credits of John Buchanan, deceased, and that this order be puhlisncd in the Nelson  Tribune newspaper for tlie period of sixty days.  (Signed) WILLIAM WARD SPINKS.  Tlie creditors of John Buchanan, late of Nelson, in tlie  district of Kootenay, miner, arc requested within sixty  (IK)) days of this date to send to me by registered letter  addressed to me at Donald, in the district of Kootenay,  full and verified particulars of their claims, with dates  and items. Upon the expiration of the said period of  sixty days I shall proceed with the distribution of the  said estate, having regard only as to such claims as I  shall receive not ice of as aforesaid.  Dated at Donald, in the district of Kooteniiy, this "llth  day of August, 1S!)I.  A. P. CUMMINS, Ollicial Adiiiinslralor.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "HANNAH" MINKHAI. CLAIM, HITl/ATK IN TIIK NKLSON  MININC DIVISION OK WKST KOOTKNAV, LOCATED ON  TOAD MOUNTAIN.  Take notico that Frank Fletcher, as agent for William  Slrachan, free miner's cerlilicate No. 5650S, intends sixty  days from flic date hereof to apply to the gold commissioner for a certilicaie of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant to the above claim, and further take notice that ml verso c.ai.ns must be sent to the  gold commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such certiticate of improvements.'    ���   , ,  Dalcd October (ith, 18.11.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "OOLIIKN mill'" MINKHAI.  CLAIM, TKAII. CKEKK MINING  ..DIVISION.  Take notice that we, Thekla M. Donnitzer, free miner's  certiticate No. ;V.|_;">I!. and Joseph Donnitzer, free miner's  ccrtillcato No. f)(Ki.i", intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to Iho gold commissioner for a ccrtillcato  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of theabove claim. And further take notice, that  adverse claims must be sent to Iho mining recorder and  act ion commenced before the issuance of such certificate  of improvements.  Dated this iilh day of September, 1891.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  (). K. .MINKKAI, CLAIM,   TKA1L UKKKK   MININfl  DIVISION.  Take nol Ice that we, John Y. Cole, free miner's certificate No, ;M'A), D. J. Hughes, free minor's ccrtillcato No,  /i()(W8, and Maurice Oudin, free miner's certificate No. M150,  intend, sixty days from tho date hereof, to apply to tlio  gold commissioner for a cortiflcato of improvement.!, for  the iiuipose of obtaining a crown gwnt of the above claim.  And further lake notice that adverse elaiiiiH must bo  sent, to the mining recorder and action coniinonced bo-  fore .the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this .'loth day of August, mil.  to*-  * * _�� ���  _>j *..  K_"  iMi  :i.-**,*jfj  "'..^rJ1** THE TRIBUKE:'NELSON, B. C.,-SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1894.  3  <-_&  Capital,  Best,  all paid  ���up,     ���  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH   Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,.  K. Si CLOUSTON   ...........President  .... ���. ..Vice-President  .. .General Manager  iT*BXJso_rsr _BE^."r_sro*E3:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       HKANCHKS  IX    ;   LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,  CHICAGO,  and in tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchango and Cable Transfers.  CHANT CO.MMKHOIAL AND THAVICLI.KUS' CHKDITS,  available in any part of the world.  'DRAFTS ISSUKD; COL..KCTIONS MAUK; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at present) 3} Per Cent.  M'GRAW.  I never knew anything of his history,  nor by what up tossing wave of the .social  maelstrom he was flung into the door of  my office on the morning of his first appearance. I remember that I had just returned from a week's absence, and that,  glancing up from the chaotic litter of neglected correspondence on tho desk, I  found him standing with familiar nonchalance at my elbow, looking clown upon  me with a good-natured smile of half  recognition. He was a giant in height,  browned, and something gaunt from outdoor work and exposure, but with a massive frame and an easy bearing that lent a  certain air of careless grace to the incongruities of frock-coat, flannel shirt, and  narrow-brimmed .stiff hat. An Irishman  and a laborer, I thought, as I bade him be  seated', and inquired liis'busines.s,  "Isa'w the notice in the paper that ye  were wantiu' men to work iu the railroad  in Coloraydy," he said, drawing up the indicated chair, and handing 1110 a cigar,  which I discreetly refrained from lighting.  ] assured him that there must be some  mistake, suggesting that the: advertisement probably referred to the employment-  office'on the ground floor of the building.  :* ''Di'vil a wan mistake,7he replied calmly,  {'���I've been.to see the other felly, an' lie \s  got nothin' at all on'y the contract to furnish tlie men at so an'so much a head,'  they payin' the*fare to Coloraydy."  "Well?"  My visitor filled the room with a pungent odor of burning weeds before he removed his cigar, and looked across at me  with a shrewd twinkle in his smiling eyes.  ��� "Ye '11 not be this long ptittin' wan an'  two together," he said. "The other felly  has the contract; it's yerself has got the  railroad runniu' to Coloraydy; and J 'in  tlie man to hustle ye a gang of tho b'ys."  I hastened to explain that while the  railway conipany which I represented  was anxious to secure its share of passenger traffic, it was in no sense philanthropic  enough to give free transportation to the  laborers for tlie Colorado Overland.  "Passes, d' ye think I meant? Of course  not; but here 's the center-liyo of the  whole thing. J '11 hustle a" gang of the  i-b'ys that '11 pay wan half the fare down,  an' ye '11 be writin' to the contractors in  Coloraydy to advance the other half,  takin' it off the pay-roll when the b'ys 've  worked it out. The felly downstairs '11  - divvy with me on his commissions, an' ye  '11 get the business for your road, d' ye  see?" * ���      "  ' I confess that I did not see the force of  the argument from a business point of  view, but.after a conference with the employment agent, I agreed to communicate  with, the contractors on the Colorado  Overland. Their reply was surprisingly  prompt and satisfactory. The labor  :market had been drained for other fields,  and my correspondents were glad to  acquiesce in any arrangement which  promised to supply their need. My henchman went to work at once, and a week  later we left St. Paul with a rather tramp-  ish-lboking crew of fifty-six men pointed  toward the distant mountains of Colorado.  It was not until the journey was fairly  begun that I really came to know M'Graw.  During the week of preparation I had  seen very little of him, though good reports of his diligence had reached me  from time to time through the 'employment agent, lie had been represented  as an embodiment of unwearying energy  and buoyant activity, going about his  business of ransacking the purlieus of St,  Paul for recruits with an aggressive earnestness that suffered no luckless laborer  possessed of' the requisite amount of  money to slip through the meshes of his  net. Such as he could he had influenced  by alluring descriptions of the laborers'  paradise in Colorado, supplementing with  Ids clever Irish wit an inventive imagination which was quite unshackled by any  recognition of facts; and I had been told  that when these arguments failed he had  not scrupled to compass hi.s object by less  peaceful means, bullying, brow-beating,  and abusing the reluctant ones until they  were willing to purchase temporary relief  by making the required deposit.  It was raining hard when tho train  .steamed outof St. Paul, and I settled myself comfortably iu the .smoking compartment of tho sleeper, willing to push the  anxieties and fatigues of the long journey  as many hours as might be into the future.  The night-run south was unusually heavy  at that season of the year, but for some  reason my sleeper, the "101 Chiquito,"-  I am not likely to forget the name,���carried a light load, and I had the smoking-  room to myself until I turned from staring into tho dripping blackness slipping  past the windows to see M'Graw's face  thrust in at the door. His democracy was  pure and undoliled, knowing no artificial'  degrees of class prejudice, and I was  rather more amused than annoyed when  he stumbled into the compartment, and  let .himself carefully down into the seat  opposite me.  "Well, we 're pound in' 'em now," he remarked, with a tentative movement toward his breast pocket which I promptly  interpreted .and forestalled by tendering  hi iii my cigar-case. He helped himself,  and, ignoring the convenient match-box,  leaned across and got a light from my  cigar. Mingled with the puffs of tobacco-  smoke Idetected the fumes of bad whisky,  and I knew then why lie had handed himself so cautiously into his seat.  "You 're sure you got them all aboard,  are you, M'Graw?" I asked, wondering  why he had chosen to desert his companions in, the forward car to come back  and bore me.  "Every mother's son of 'em; 1 'in the  felly that can handle the b'ys to the  queen's taste. There was Patsy,'HanIon,���  ��� he was the wan I had the divil's own time  with, gettiii' his money,���he turns up as  cool as you plaze just when the train's  ready to pull out, with a cock-an'-bull  story about his .wife beiu' took down with  a fever. 'Gimme back my money,' says  he. "I'll see you furder'n Coloraydy,'.  says I. 'But the sick woman, man,' says  he. - 'Sick nothin',' says I; 'chase your  feet into that car before I '11 be breakin'  ye in two!' An' in he went, just like a  lamb. It's good cigyars ye smoke, Mr.  Harold, ban/in' they 're a little wake an'  fcremblin'-like."  . "I 'in glad you like them.   Take a couple  more to smoke when you go forward."  He took the cigars and ignored the hint,  and I had settled back in my corner to  endure with what philosophy there was in  me, when the sleeping-car conductor made  his appearance. After taking my ticket  he turned to M'Graw, who promptly tendered the fare to the end of the run. I  could see that the official was contrasting  the physical efficiency of the man with  the moral force in the rule instructing him  to exclude such persons from his car, and,  knowing the stringency of the rule, I was  not surprised to. see him refuse the money.  " I 'm sorry, sir, but'I can 't allow you to  ride in this car," he said.  " Ye can't ? " M'Graw's smile was rather  more than usually good-natured as he  asked the question.  "No ; I'll have to ask you to go up forward.'  "An'what's the.reason my money is n't  'as good as annybody. else's ?"  "I can 't argue the question with you,  sir; you '11 have to leave the car."  "f'nidonnned if I do ! "  "Then I shall be obliged to 'put you  out." The conductor rather reluctantly  put his lantern down, and I hastened to  interpose.'  "This man.is with me, Parker,; he is in  charge of a car-load of laborers. If you  'II take his money, I '11 answer for his  good behavior."  " Oh, that makes a difference,'.' said the  official; and with a very evident sense of  relief he hastily made out a berth check,  and gave it to M'Graw.  My coadjutor grinned triumphantly  when Parker left us. "I 'm always likin'  to taken them fellies down a peg," he said.  "They do be puttin' on too many airs  with their blue coats an' brass buttons an'  the like. I 'd a mind to paste him wan  for,good luck, annyway."  "That would n't do at all, M'Graw;  you 'd get us all into trouble that way."  M'Graw's smile was a little short of seraphic as he replied : "An' did n't I know  that ? Just the same, I 'm thankin' ye for  standin'up ag'inst wan of Mr. Pullman's  rules, for a poor divil of an Irishman, an'  Mike M'Graw is n't the b'y to be forgettin'  them things, d' ye see ? "  1 remember little of the two hours' talk  that followed save that M'Graw monopolized it, giving me a circumstantial account of hi.s own sayings and doings���an  account that brought so'forcible to mind  the employment agent's hints of his inventive genius that I have no hesitation  in repeating here the assertion that I. know  nothing of his past. At a late hour he  rose and said, "Well, I guess I 'II be goin'  back to the b'ys."  "But yon have your berth here; why  don't you go to bed ?" I inquired.  " Oil, that was on'y a kind of a bluff,"  he answered, laughing. "I on'y wanted  to show the blue-coated felly that my  money was as good as annybody's."  After he left me, I sat up long enough  to finish my cigar, moralizing the while  on the curious outcropping of pride or  self-respect, or whatever obscure motive  might have prompted my Irishman to  purchase two dollars' worth of satisfaction from the representative of the Pullman company, and musing upon the subsequent monologue, quaint in its very  richness of exaggeration and braggadocio,  and replete with Fallstaffian humor.,  M'Graw was incontestably a sad liar, and  I could not help wondering if he were  really the bully that my informant's report made him out to be. The burden of  proof was against the supposition. The  ability to tyrannize over one's neighbor  demands a certain measure of personal  courage, at least of the baser sort, and as  blows are usually in inverse proportion  to boasts, I fancied that M'Graw might  safely be set down as a man of large  words and little deeds. I had a mania for  predictive character analysis, and I confidently expected to see my henchman  properly humiliated, doubtless, I said, by  the weakest aud most inoffensive man in  the company of recruits, before the two  days' journey was over. When I went to  my berth the storm wa.s still raging, and  the swaying of the sleeper gave  certain evidence that the heavy rainfall  was beginning to have its effect upon the  track. It was a substantial roadbed, however, as western railway builders reckon  stability, and I gave but a passing  thought to the possibilities of disaster as  I crept into lower eleven, and fell asleep  to dream of Irish Munchausens and impossible adventures in the company of a  grotesque figure in a black frock-coat and  a narrow-brimmed hat.  It was iu tlie midstof the most fantastic  of these dreams that 1 awoke, to find myself clutching frantically at tlie bodcloth-  ing as the sleeper left the rails and jolted  heavily over tlie ties for a breathless moment before it plunged down the embankment. After that there was a painless  blank, aud when it canu. foiin end I found  myself pinned down upon my face in  pitchy darkness. A second convinced me  that I was quite helpless, and 1 waited  with what fortitude I could summon for  some sign of approaching assistance. The  shouts of the rescuers and the dull blows  of their axes told me that others were involved, and I shuddered when I thought  of the crowded laborers'car in the forward part of the tiain. After what  seemed an endless interval of suspense, a  faint gleam of light penetrated the wreckage above ine, coining, as, I imagined,  from the lanterns of those whose, voices I  heard in welcome proximity. I shouted  eagerly to call attention to my helplessness, and a moment later my'cries became  shrieks when I realized that the light  came not from the lanterns, but from a  fire which -was eating its way through  the mass of inflammable material behind  and above me.  Even at this late day I cannot think  calmly of the horrible agony I endured  while the pitiless flames crept toward niy  prison. It is unnecessary to attempt to  set it down in words; it is enough to have  borne it. Two facts connected with it  stand out clear and distinct in the field of  memory. In the increasing light I could  see that the way to liberty was open/  above me' if I could but struggle out of  the trap of splintered timbers holding me  down. That is one of them. The other  is the name of the ill-fated carshingiug in  letters of gold on a broken panel just before my eyes���"El Chiquito." The letters  were seared in to my brain as with a'  brctnding-iron, and I have only to close  my eyes now to see them flaming before  meas I write.  The air was like the breath of a furnace,  and the roar of the fire was in my ears  when I heard M'Graw's call in the confusion of voices overhead. Then there  was a sickening odor of burning flesh, the  rush of a falling body, and the Irishman  was fiat on his face beside me, thrusting  himself under the timbers lying across my  back. .   ���,������--  ���'If ape yer nerve, Mr. Harold, till I'd be  gettin' me back under it;" and then���  "now, then, if ye're not kilt entirely, lift  for the life o'yez!"  I obeyed mechanically, and the crushing weight of wreckage moved upward by  half inches. ^  "That's enough���out''with ye!" canie  the stifled command.  I am glad now to remember that I hesitated, having some dim sense of the inevitable consequences to my rescuer.  "But, Mac, it's your-life or mine���"I began, when he broke in with a terrible  oath.  "Dom yer eyes! Will ye get out of this,  or will I. sthraugle ye where ye are?"  I shall always be thankful that the fear  of death was not unnerving enough to,  keep, me from refusing, butymy-protests  was cut short by a deluge of water, and I  felt strong hands lifting me, through!the  smoke and steam into the cool, fresh air  of the night. I recall, asif it were part  of a fearful dream, the struggle with my  rescuers, and my ineffectual attempts to  fling myself back into- the fiery pit oi.it of  which they had drawn me, and after that  there is another blank reaching across to  an awakening among friendly faces in the  guests'chamber of a farm house near the  scene of the wreck.  And M'Graw? It was only yesterday  that he sat in my office, smoking his villainous cigars, and recounting his latest  besetinents in Colorado by fire, flood, and  desperate men; and while there was the  same familiar ring of unreality in his  speech, the livid scars upon his face and  hands will always vouch, to at least one  listener, for the verity of his most incredible narrative.���Francis Lyncle, in The  Century for November.  and will soon be in  ��he valleys; so do  not delay in g-etting-  one of Squire's  overcoats and be  prepared for it.  fifteen days.  Squire offers fancy  worsted suiting's at  greatly reduced rates.  Call and examine  before they all g-o.  be ordered now.  Squire's selection of  worsteds, serges,  Scotch and English  suitings and trousering's  is very complete.  A   PICTURESQUE   PIONEER.  The  Sheriff of  all   Kootenay  Tells   of  Days  That  Make   Him   Sad.  The New York Sun i.s responsible for  the following:  Lying iu the picturesque valley of the  Columbia river in British Columbia, with  the Selkirk mountains on one side and the  Rocky mountains ou the other, is the  town of Donald, on the Canadian Pacific  railway. It used to be known as the  "wide-open town," but is now a sedate  little place of about 500 inhabitants. It  is the meeting place of divisions of the  railroad, and from that reason takes on a  commercial importance from the fact that  it is the home of sheriff Redgrave, the  chief official of that country round for a  great distance.  Sheriff Redgrave is a distinguished man,  not only because he holds the chief office  thereabouts for many miles, but because  lie has a notable past. He has had many  fierce campaigns with the Indians, has  fought his full share of deadly duels with  desperadoes, "dropped" his man on more  than one occasion, knows what roughing  it means in a country the wildest of the  wild, and I'or years before such a thing  as a railroad was thought of in that country was a marked man. His dignified  presence always commanded respect  wherever he appeared. He was always  pointed out to strangers, and knew that  liis position in the community demanded  of him scrupulous regard for his personal  appearance, and also that he must always  keep up his nerve and live up fully to his  reputation. Although the sheriff i.s now  nearly 00 years old, no one has ever found  him derelict in his self-appreciation or  neglectful of the past. The sheriff in  these peaceful days has few stirring  events to call out his [lowers, but in the  estimation of most of the citizens of  Donald is, the. most conspicuous man in  the place. It is one of his habits always  to come down to the through trains every  day to greet the crews and to exchange a  word or two with the mail clerks, ft also  gives the passengers an opportunity, as  they patrol up and down the platform  while the engines are being changed, to  ask who that distinguished-looking man  is, and, while the stories of the sheriff's  greatness are being related, to give flic  sheriff also an opportunity to display ,n  becoming modesty and an assumed ignorance of the fact'that the travelers are  listening to the stories of his past. The  sheriff is considerable over a vera g<> height.  Corner Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  F. J. FARLEY, Treasurer.  HEADQUARTERS   AT   NELSON.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN FRESH AND SALT MEATS AND HAMS.  NELSON  MARKET:   BAKER  STREET, WEST OF  POSTOFFICE.  Flour, $1.15 a sack.  Potatoes, $23 a ton.  Cabbage, $2.25 a hundred lbs.  Onions, $2.50 a hundred lbs.  SPECIAL RATES  ON  CARLOAD LOTS  Hay, $16, $18, and $20 a ton.  Oats, $32 a ton.  Shorts and'Bran, $20 a ton*: ���=;-������  Chickens, Turkeys, and Hogs.  I Commission Co*  JULIUS EHRLICH, Manager.       Barrett Block, NELSON, and Rickey Block, COLVILLE.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Attention I  ��  A. D. AIKENHEAD,  MANAGER.  ��  is the spot to spend your money, where you get the best  value in Dress Goods, Ladies' Jackets, Capes, Ready-made  Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Rubbers,  Blankets, Comforters, Pillows, Floor and Table Oil Cloths,  etc., etc. All are invited to see my stock, which is now  complete.  rather solidly built, and has a grizzly  beard. He wears a low-crowned hat, and  has a military style as he walks up and  down the platform, nodding to one person  as "Jim" and to another as "Jack" and  so on. After a turn or two about the  platform he usually .stops at the mail car,  and, putting one foot on the braces of the  ear, enters into conversation with the  messenger, while the passengers walk up  and down and take him in thoroughly or  listen to the tales of his career.  Sheriff Redgrave is always amiable and  almost always cheerful. Once a. year,  however, he is manifestly troubled and  downcast. He will wait until a goodly  collection of citizens have arrived, and  then this conversation usually ensues:  "Good morning, sheriff; you have been  a little troubled this morning; you look  blue. Nothing gone wrong, has there?"  some one will say, and the sheriff will  make this response:  "Oh, no," with an apparent effort to  throw off his careworn look; "nothing is  the matter, but the fact i.s this is the anniversary of a very sad day with me, and  I never can shake off its remembrance."  "Indeed?" some one will say, and at  that invitation the sheriff will tell this  story of an eventful day in his career, one  that annually fills his soul with sadness:  "It was just thirty years ago today that  I. was up in the Cariboo country with the  dearest friend I ever had. He wa.s a noble  fellow, one that I would have gladly given  my life to any day were there occasion to  do so. We were walking through a gorge  late one afternoon, and by a lamentable  oversight had only one gun with us. My  friend had that. Suddenly we came face  to face with an enormous grizzly bear,  one of the old-time bears, tremendous fellows, such as we used to have in these  mountains. The bear wa.s angry, and I  think had been stung hy some bees, lie  showed fight, and I saw nt a glance that  it wa.s either his life or one or perhaps  both of ours. lie came right for us, roaring and determined to kill us. My friend  wasa nervous man, and I could see that  he was a little frightened. Now you know  I never lose my nerve, so I said to him  that I thought'he had bettor give me the  gun and let me kill the hear so as to make  sure of the job. He agreed, and seemed  glad to have the responsibility off his  hands. The bear came straight for us,  and I took 'deliberate aim. He had his  mouth open, and I aimed to shoot him  there and let the bullet penetrate the  brain, and thus make a neat job of it.  When the bear wa.s about ten paces off I  pulled the trigger. The bullet went  straight to its mark, of course, but, what  was the result? Just as it struck the bear  in the mouth, thatanimal for some reason  or other turned on his heels. The bullet  passed through his head, and the bear,  turning just as it was passing through,  deflected the bullet, so that it Hew back  to us, and killed my friend instantly by  my side. Ves, this is always a very sad  day with me, and I am sure you will excuse me if I don't show my accustomed  cheerfulness,"  Sheriff Redgrave has another thrilling  experience that he relates occasionally,  and it illustrates his fertility of resource  in time of great emergency, and reveals  to some extent the reason of his popularity and advancement in the estimation of  his fellow citizens. He wa.s up in the  Cariboo country many years ago and  stumbled into a camp of Indians where  there was an epidemic of small-pox raging. It would never do for him to return  home after having been exposed to that  contagion, and it was also incumbent ou  him as a man with a sympathetic heart to  try to stamp out the ten ible disease. He  aiid his friend pondered over thesituation  for a long time, and at last a plan came to  them.  "How flo you suppose we stamped that  small-pox out?" the sheriff says as he tells  the story.  "Well, if was this way. Neither of us  had any medical education, and if we had  it wouldn't have done any good, for we.  had no remedies with us, and it, would  have been impossible to make those Indians take any medicine. What do you  think we did? We just rounded ii]> all  tin! Indians that had the disease, and  when wo were sure we had every one of  them and had burned all their effects, we  buried each indian in the ground unto  his neck iu the ground and left him there  for the night. The next morning wo came  around to see how they were getting  along, aud would you believe it, the  wolves had come during the night and  had eaten off the heads of every one of  those Indians. That stamped out the epidemic, in that whole section, and to this  day there has never been a case of smallpox there. It was rather rough treatment, but ever since then that tribe of  Indians have been among my very best  friends."  The resources of the sheriff iu time of  difficulty are also illustrated by another  anecdote he tells. He and a friend were  out in the mountains one day and came to  the only ford in a stream that wa.s accessible for many miles. To their dismay  they found that the heavy rains had nfade  the stream impassable. They had to get  over in some way for the fate of important business depended upon the sheriff's  arrival at home. It was out of the cpie.s-  tion for them to try to build a bridge.  "How do you suppose we managed it?"  the sheriff asks.  "Well," we thought a long time aud  then we formed a plan. The stream was a  hundred yards wide and rushing furiously  along. It wasa mighty torrent, sweeping  everything before it. \Voll, we just loaded  our pockets full of stones and hung them  about our necks. Then we each earned  as big a boulder as we could. Taking  a long breath, so as to last us after the  water got over our heads, we plunged  into the.stream and waded over by walking on the bottom. The stones kept us  from being swept away."  These stories illustrate the sheriff's  character and indicate to some extent  why he is a distinguished man in' all  British Columbia. They also serve to explain the reason why the people of Donald  are proud of the sheriff and take pains to  point him out to travelers as their ihost  notable citizen. Should any one go to  Donald prepared to doubt the sheriff's  veracity it would be well for fiim notonly  to provide himself with a couple of hair-  trigger shooters, but he must also be ready  to get the drop on any ol' the half-a-dozen  citizens, for the sheriff's numerous friends  are always quick to resent to the death  any reflections on the .sheriff of any kind,  wliatevcr.  iffW^^  i*>tiy r^T"-^ '*i|in 'hw-il I'jii liixuk'  r ���    ue.      -!__,�� i __r     �����   r h_j    it- ���  VLJ.IM  n <i\'i.flgia_gft��aM��_a��a�� 4  THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10,  1894. . ..,,  r��   ���J__JL'W��l_.��_i_._.,...,.|.M.ilrwHM,-Kwm  A full Range of Woolen Shirts and Underwear to suit everyone's taste arid  poeket. A very complete stock of Boots and Shoes at hard-time prices. Suits,  Coats, and Pants, Riyetted Overalls, Blanket-lined Clothing', Mitts and Gloves,  German Socks, Mackinaw Suits, Melissa Waterproof Coats, Gum Boots, Lumbermen's Rubbers, Snow Excluders and Overshoes.   Call and inspect the stock.  Baker Street,  Nelson.      Telephone 30.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Sowehow, whenever postoffice inspector  Fletcher makes a trip through Kootenay lhe mail service  takes a lit for the worse. Hefore he made his went trip  letters from New Denver reached Nelson once in a  while.   Now they have stopped coming altogether.  Passengers   make   the  trip from New  Denver and Three Forks.to Nelson'in a day and a half  by way of ICaslo. It is passing strange that mail matter  from New Denver is six days in transit.  A wedding ceremony took place on the  steamer Nelson on her way from this port to Kaslo last  Saturday evening. "Doc" P. 0. Ilacklemau, a Kaslo  resident, came to Nelson on the Ainsworth and secured n  marriage license for himself and Miss Margaret K. Fitzgerald of Chicago, who arrived on the -Nelson & Fort  Sheppard train that evening. The Rev. H. S. Akchursl  happened to be on board, and it was an easy matter to join  two loving hearts together. John A. Finch assisted the  minister in his functions, li. I-I. Kemp acted as best man,  and S. M. Wharton bestowed on the young couple a paternal blessing. Besides these gentlemen the boat's ofli-'  cials and a few other passengers made up the witnesses.  The ceremony took place in the ladies' cabin of the  steamer just as she reached the Ivaslo port.   ���"',.  The dwelling house of ft. H. Kemp at  the Kemp mineral springs on Kaslo creek had a close call  from fire one day last week. Sparks from the stovepipe  ignited the roof and before discovery was made burned a  large hole therein. Fartieslivingin the house, by copious  deluges of water, soon had the blaze under control. The  damage done was but slight, otherwise it would have  been severe, as besides Mr. Kemp's property all of engineer Perry's maps and notes were in the building, besides.'  his and his assistant's personal ell'ects.  Arrivals at Nelson: It. F. Green, merchant, Kaslo; B. J. Mathews, ore buyer, Kaslo; N. D.  Moore, mining operator, Slocan district: J. T. Wilkinson,  "the World's man on the wing," Vancouver; Uobert  Jackson, mine owner, Kaslo; D. 0. Corbin. railway manager, Spokane; A. B. Hendryx, smelter -manager, Pilot  Bay; P. Burns, cattle man, Calgary; Dr. Marshall,  dentist, Kaslo; W. H. Smith, mine owner, New Denver;  Charles Olson, hotel man, Ainsworth; A. A. McKinnon,  hotel man, Ainsworth.  It is likely that a preventive officer of  the customs department will be stationed permanently at  Hossland, in Trail Creek district.  Charles Hay ward, Jr., deputy timber  inspector, is at Nelson collecting limber.duos and royalties from the owners of sawmills. He is haying sonic  trouble, as some of the land from which timber has bien  cut is crown granted, and the owners of the land claim  the government has no right to collect dues or royalties  from timber cut on such land/  A parlor social will be held at the residence of Mrs. Colville on East Silica street on Thursday  evening, November loth, under the auspices of the ladies  of the Methodist church. A short program, consisting of  games, refreshments, etc., will be provided and a most  enjoyable evening may be anticipated for those who attended.   All are invited.  Methodist services in  Hume's hall  on  Sunday at 11 A. M. and at 7:''0 P. M. Morning subject,  "The Honored Twelve;" evening subject, ."Hercules  Outdone." _j   , Choice veal.and pork,: dressed poultry, pork and veal,  pies, chicken pies; pork,'Cambridge, liver, blood, bologna, and beef sausages:"pickled pork, and head cheese at  the Independent Market, Nelson. Orders from Kootenay  lake towns filled promptly.   John Oates, proprietor.  Fresh fish and oysters twice a week.   C. Kaull'man.  ou hand.  Fat  turkeys, ducks, and  chickens ahvay  International Commission Company, Nelson.  Choice apples and pears, by the box, a specialty.  Kaull'man.  C.  Try a pound of N. XV. T. butter, 25 cents. C. KnulFmdn  The New Road to Trail Creek.  The Northport News is much exercised  over the new wagon road leading from  Northport to the Trail Creek mines, and  fears it will not be used if "the B. C. government" refuses   to  station a  customs  officer at some point on the road.   The  British Columbia government has no more  authority to appoint customs officers in  Trail Creek district than has the state  authorities of the state of Washington to  appoint  customs   officers   at   points   in  Stevens   county.    The  appointments   in  both instances are made by the Federal  governments, lu this section, the member  of parliament for the district (who happens to be of the same political faith as  the party in power) controls the appointments of subordinate customs officials. In  the  Northport  section of  the  state   of  Washington the customs officials are appointed in the same Way, provided  the  congressman for the district is of the same  political I'm ith as the president; if not of  the same political faith, then the appointment is controlled by the leaders of the  party in the state. The member of parliament for this district is above suspicion;  as far above suspicion as the member of  congress from the eastern district of the  .state of Washington.    Neither would use  his official position to advance his worldly  interests.   Mr. Mara, our member of parliament, as 'president of the Columbia 6c  Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, is  on the lookout for business for his steamboats, and naturally will use his best efforts  to keep the ore from going over the new  wagon road to Northport. for if it goes to  Northport his steamboats will not get a  chance to handle it.   All of which is pre-  fectly legitimate. Air. Wilson of Spokane,  member of congress for eastern Washington, is a member of the money loaning  firm of A. Al. Murphey &��� Co., aiid he has  an eye to business, for did he not secure  the  appointment  of   Mr.  Alurphey,   his  partner, to the lucrative position of receiver   of   one  of   the  busted   Spokane  national banks?    Politicians on both sides  of the international line are much alike.  They all  have their  weather eye on the  lookout for anything with money iu it.  The new Northport road will be used if it  is the most practicable route over whicli i  to haul the output of the Trail Creek  mines. If not the most practicable, it will  not be used. The Canadian customs  authorities will not place any impediments in the way, as a customs officer is  to be stationed at Hossland, the Trail  Creek terminus'- of the road. But the  (Northport News is so ignorant.    .-  An Englishman's Opinion of American "Women.  "American women are as a general rule  plain and they dress without taste and  with a vulgar Semetic display of jewelry  when they can afford to do so. ' I have-  traveled in many different countries  round the .world and have no hesitation  in affirming���and I am quite sure every  impartial traveler will ��� agree with- me���  that no country on the face of the globe.:  claiming even an approach to advanced  civilization, will you see so many plain or  downright ugly, repulsive looking, sallow  faced and prematurely aged women as in  New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore,  Washington, Newark, and New Jersey,  and in fact ,all over the eastern states.  They have almost invariably bad complexions and many of theiu paint to excess to conceal their morbid pallor. The  only exception as regards physique are  the huge, square built, ungraceful and  ungainly North German squaws to be  seen in the Teuton quarters of American  cities. Only in California and some of  the southern states does one see any  really line, handsome women, who owe  their charms partly to the climate and  'partly, to the admixture of Spanish and  French blood. Moreover, the old English  patrician families who colonized the  southern states in the reign of the Stuarts,  from whom many,of the southern women  are directly descended, were all of better  stock and naturally superior,, mentally  and physically to the low-bred New Eng-  landers." .'  Crassly Ignorant Reporters.  The following from the Slocan Times of  the 3rd is a fair sample of the crass iguor-  mice of the reporters .employed on the  coast newspapers:' "Alexander Sproat,  on his arrival in 'Victoria lately, registered  at the Oriental hotel as 'A. Sproat, New  Denver,' aud then sat down in the office.  Presently in walked a man whom he  sized up as a newspaper reporter, who  looked the hotel register up and down  and then glanced over to where he wa.s  sitting. The' reporter, scenting an item,  made sure of Sproat's identity by referring to the hotel clerk, and then accosted  him.  "'You are Air. Sproat, I believe?'  "'Yes.'  "'Of New Denver?'  "'Yes.'  '"Ah! How far is New Denver from  New Westminster?'  "Sproat was entirely unprepared for  this question. He admits he does not  know how far New Denver is from New  Westminster. But it will always be a  credit to hi.s coolness and presence of mind  in critical moments that, instead of gasping or swearing, he calmly answered :  '"Oh, about seven miles.'  "The paper man went away happy, and  next morning The Times announced in its  local columns that 'A. Sproat of New  Denver, near New Westminster, was in  the city.'"   Report of Nelson Public School.  I'OK O.TOIIKIt.   181)1.  Number of boys on register during month  ti  Number of girl.s on register during month HI  W. A. JOWETT  (Notary  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  REPRESENTING  The Confederation Life Association. The Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company. The Dominion Building & Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED  AND REPORTED UPON.  Several good lots in government townsites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold 'cheap.  Stores aiid offices to rent at N'eison.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Hob-  son, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS  IN    ADDITION  .to sell on easy terms.  ti  A"  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT,.Victoria St., Nelson, BvC.  i  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A. full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear flr flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.   '  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor. !  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  Total     Fourth class���  1.   Dick Mel-'arliind  1!.   Kiln Muir  Second class -  I.   Nellie Marshall  i,   Ivv Johnstone  Primer I (.Sr.l  I.   Chester Naywnrd  i.   Flora Ivluahim  iioNuit mux.  Third class -  I.   Millicenl .Sanson)  i.   Allan McDonald  Primer II���  1.   Kohhio llell-  i.   Frances Utter  Primer I (Jr.)  I.   I'crcy Sluekey  i.   Hotly Johnstone  N. I HOLM A OK, Teacher.  SOCIETIES.  Ah'. Si A. M.-- Nelson Lodge, No. 1(1, meets the second  ���   Wednesday in every nioiilh.   Sojourning brethren  welcome. FKAXK KLK'l'L'IIKU, W. M.  K. V. MIIOWN, Secretary.  NELSON_STABLES.  WILSON  & SEALE,  tb^_._m:st_e3I:js.  Contracts for hauling ore and iiiorclmndiso made with  mine owners nnd uii.i'cliniils. Job I earning attended to.  Stable on Vernon si reel, opposite Turner & Kirkpatrick's.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice Is hereby given Hint I inleiid within thirty days  to apply lo (lie stipendiary mngi-struto of West Kootenay  district at, Nelson for a license to sell llipior at retail at  my hotel al Frcdeijclon in said district.  DAVID T. MOIIIOK,  Haled October _!'ti'd, IK!U.  GOLD AND   SILVER  EXTB ACTION.  The Cassel Gold Extracting Co., Ltd.. of Glasgow.  : !  (Tli�� Miii.-Artliur-roiTc.st Cyanide! I'i-wium.) .;  Is prepared to negot'ato witli mine owners and others  for the extraction of the above metals from the most refractory ores, and to treat and report on samples up to'  one ton in weight sent to its experimental works, Vancouver.   All communications to be addressed to  W. I'KLLKW-HAItVKV, K.C.S.,  Assay and Mining Ollices, Vancouver, I'. C.'  All kinds of assay mining aud analytical work undertaken  Sawmill for Sale.  A complete sawmill, Russell make, with two D sston  saws (5(1 and 'IS inch), iron-top saw Irume, carriiuje and  track, patent (logon head-blocks, rope feed works, sine  edger, eutoll' saw rigger, I'luenix boiler and engine.!) by  li cylinders, HO-horse power boiler. Price on board cars  at litiekcyc station on Spokane & Northern Kailway,  SKXIO. Address Julius Khrlich, Nelson, II. C, or Thomas '  Holland, Clayton, Washington. .In'  ASSAY OUTFIT FOR SALE.  Large and complete assay plant for sale, including balances, furnace, and chemicals. If not sold by private  bargain on or before September lfllh, It will be sold by  auction at Nelson. Kor further particulars apply to E.  Applewaito, corner Victoria and Kootenay streets, Nelson,  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements. ,..  "NUMHKU ONIl" MINKKAI, CLAIM.  Take notice that I, as agent for .William Moore, free*  miner's certilicaie No. l().')S_i, intend, sixty days from thl)!  date hereof, tn'apply to the gold commissioner for a cuv-, <  tillcate of improvements, for tbe purpose of obtaining a'  crown grant of the above claim. And further take notice  thai, adverse claims must be sent to the mining recorder,  and action commenced before the issuance of said certilicaie of improvements.    CHAIH.KS WKSTLY MJSK.  , Dated this iUh day of October, 18!)l.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that we, the undersigned, intend,  to apply to the board of license commissioners of the corporation of tho City of Kaslo at their next meeting, for a'  transfer of our liquor license from lots _.'/> and i!li, block 8,  to enable us to continue our business iu our new building  on lots '.'.'I and 'Jl, block N, at tbe southeast corner of  Fourth and Front streets, in the Cily of Kaslo, lhe prom-���  ises for which the original license was granted previous,  to the fire on February 25th, IKill.  A. & J. FLKTCIMCR. ' :  Dated iit Kaslo, II, C��� October '.".'nd, 18!K.  we have been clearing out our OLD STOCK OF GROCERIES and waiting on  the 0. P. R. to bring in our NEW STOCK.   The soulless corporation  .  above referred to can NEARLY ALWAYS be depended on  to transport goods with dis- ' ���������/"^'  patch, but for some unaccountable reason it went  back on us this time  and actually delayed our  goods en route.   But the  goods are here, and are turning out  bright and clean and in first-class shape, and  we can now satisfy the most fastidious of our custom-  Our object is not simply to get CHEAP groceries, but to  get  the very best that can be got, at  fair and  reasonable prices, and we have it  Hams, Bacon, Lard, Butter, Cheese, Ogilvie's Flour, Snowflake Flour, Rolled Oats,  Buckwheat, Rice, Sago, Tapioca, New Raisins, Currants, Peels, French Peas,  Mushrooms, Sardines, Finnan Haddie, Codfish, Blackwood's Sauce,  0. & B. Horseradish, Currie Powder, Lucca Oil, Pickles,    ,,  French Capers; Jams, Jellies, and Marmalades, in 7-lb. pails;  Van Houten's and Epps' Cocoa, Chocolate, and a complete assortment of  Canned Fruits, Vegetables, etc., etc.  ers  m  Vernon Street, Nelson. Telephone 27.  ave  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  and from  this  time on,  ceries,   Crockery ware,  Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, etc., at  Liquors and Cigars, at wholesale only.  or until further notice, we will sell Gro-  Glassware,    Dry   Goods,   Clothing,   Hats,  a fair  profit,  for  Cash.  in need of Tableware should call on  Jacob Dover, Jeweler, Nelson, before  placing their orders. His stock of silver-plated knives, forks, spoons, casters,  butter dishes, pickle dishes, and silverware is complete and his prices as low  as anywhere west of Winnipeg. Mail  your orders and they will be attended  to.   Store, Houston block, Baker Street.  'If to niyself there added be  : My third, my sixth and live times three,  ' Five's<l.oi*e and live the .sum will be.  What is my number?   Tell it me.  Multiply the answer to the above by 10 and you will get  an ideaof the variety of onr new stock of HOLIDAY GOODS. It will be the most complete  collection of the kind ever offered here, and will range from a 5-cent Toy or Xmas Card to a  $15 or $20 Present. Parties at a distance sending us their mail orders can depend on a satisfactory selection.   Staple lines as usual.  TURNER BROS., BAKER ST., NELSON,  0  ��  Beat markets.  town, tninliiK camp, and mine in South Kootenay with beef, million, veal, pork,  and HaiiKutfo; also, with side" and breakfast bacon and miKar.eui'od and xtnoked Iuiiiih. Orders by mail carefully tilled and promptly forwarded.  Are prepared to supply every  with  Nelson,  Kaslo,  Three Forks,  ��� _ '*���  ���<���  --*  11-  ���     l*i    ���* Si  iiWiW  . I- ., t.  f*-... ���*'.*���  II   -. ��������.  *" ���* .  :v.V;-  '�����_.-_-*,  15"5l<-v.��.  Kv  . ������-   v  1 ��. r.  ���'v  Ik      Jl,  ��������� : i  \y *T  "���_.'..'.


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