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 KOOTENAY  Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,  Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investo*- in Producing Mines.  1     *t%,  ''.',0    < /"//.  Worn a, sjfe  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the  Mining   Camps  and  Towns   in   Kootenay  Accessible   the  Year   Round.  SECOND   FEAR.-NO. SO.  NELSON,  BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3,  1894.  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR.  THE MINES AND THEIR OUTPUT.  TWENTY  DOLLARS A  DAY TO THE MAN  ON  FORTY-NINE CREEK.  Slocan Star Ore Beginning to Move Out and  Concentrating Machinery Beginning to Move  in���Hoisting Works for a Gold Mine���-Ore  Shipments for the Week���Etc., Etc.  The'"shipments 'given below are from  the .manifests, on, file, in the office of the  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation  Company at Nelson, .and are therefore  accurate.  THAI!. CltKKK niSTKICT.  ���'������'>"��� . Tons.  ��� October 2(..���Lo T(oi mine; to Everett, Washington..'- HO  -. Josio mine, to Taicbma, (Washington.1  ..' ' M  " Gold Hill mine, to Tacoma, Washington     3��  SLOGAN DISTKICT.  October 2tith.���Mountain  Chief mine,   to Omaha.  Nebraska  Total   AI'I'l'OXtMATI" VALUE.  Trail Creek district ore (gold).. ���....  Sloean district ore (silver and lead)   Total ..... . . , ......,.v..  Total for month of October .............  lil  UOi  ...��2,175  ...    11,11)0  ...? cS,575  ...$���17,875.  Twenty a Day to the Man,  It has been claimed all along that there  was enough gold in tlie gravel on Forty-  '  nine creek to  pay handsome, .returns on  any capital that might be expended in putting in plants that would work the ground  to advantage.  Last winter the Nelson Hydraulic Company was organized, and of  its shares enough were sold to raise the  money  that   it   was   estimated a plant  would cost.   The .plant was put in, but  tlie llunie was not large enough to carry  the water needed  to work   the ground,  and   the  sluice   boxes   were   too   small  to carry all  the water that comes down  the   creek   in    the   early   spring.     The  result  was the   big   freshet  last spring  took out the sluice boxes, and they had to  be replaced.   When  they were replaced  it was found the llunie did not cany half  the -water in  the creek, and  it was all  needed  to move   the   boulders   with   a  stream from  the monitor.   By the time  this;defect could be remedied, the season  Would be over,  so the management decided    to    sluice   enough    ground     to  thoroughly test it, and then make preparations to put in new and larger sluice  boxes and a   new llunie.   The work  of  blasting a foundation for.a portion of the  sluice-box line is now going on.   Lumber  for the boxes and llunie has been ordered,  and  it will  begin to arrive next week.  The sluice boxes will  be 4 feet wide and  ii  feet high, and  the llunie 4  feet  wide  by  2 ;l'eet  high.    Ou   Monday   last  .J.  F. Ritchie and  R. B. Duggan put in four  12-foot boxes, a foot wide, and did a little  old-fashioned placer mining.   The result  of their day's shoveling wasa cleanup of  $12 in as nice gold as was ever washed  from gravel, the largest piece being worth  $2.70.   The gold is flat and smooth, an indication that it has traveled some distance.   The boys are somewhat jubilant,  aud stock of the Nelson Hydraulic Company now acts much the same as did the  stock of the Horsefly and Cariboo coin-  paniea:when the result of their cleanups  was made known in Vancouver���it begins  to have an upward tendency and holds its  head real high. '  ( Has Now Got Full Control.  Ou December (ith, 18S)0, Charles Hussey,  who owned a five-eighths interest in the  Poorman mine and mill, six miles west of  Nelson, mortgaged his interest to the  Spokane National Bank for $11,000. The  bank shortly afterwards suspended and  was placed in charge of a receiver. The  mortgage was one of the assets the receiver hoped to realize enough on to enable him to nay oil* the bank's indebtedness iii full. Last month A. L. Davenport,  who owned the other three-eighths of the  mine and mill, bought the mortgage, and  the transfer is now on record in the record  ollice at Nelson. My this deal Mr. Davenport secures title to the Poorman mine  and mill, and he is now in a position to  work the property to the best advantage.  At present the mill is running day and  night, the water supply beinga-inple. The  ore worked is so soft that from twenty to  twenty-tour tons are crushed daily.  Aliout llK'O tons have been run through  this year, the returns being satisfactory.  The stoping ground, however, is pretty  well worked out, for if the drifts were  continued much farther they would both  come out on the surface, owing to the incline from whicli the drifts run starting in a ridge or hogback. It is more  than likely that a hoist, to be run by a  Bolton wheel, will be put on the mine in  tho spring. If this is done, the mill will  be run continuously, as it is the intention  to sink on the ore body.  Took a Look at a Gravel Claim.  George .1. Atkins and (i. K. Milligan,  who are operating iu the Slocan country,  were in Nelson this week ou their return  from tho Big Bond country, where they  went to take a look at Sol Ilolden's  hydraulic claim on the Columbia river, a  few milesabovo the mouth of Smith creek.  They did not say whether they made a  deal, but it is current at Hevelstoke that  the property will change hands.  Another Paymont Made.  Alexander McKen/.ie of Bismarck, Dakota, who at one time had the distinction  of being the boss of the Republican party  iu his state and who held several offices  of trust in the county of which Bismarck  ceeded by C. B. de Boucherville, not  sir John Thompson, as the gifted editor  of Tlie Miner has it. The gifted editor of  The Miner is better posted as to royal successions in Morocco than to political successions iu Canada.  is the county seat, was in the Slocan  country last week helping some of the  boys out in his usual off-hand,, liberal  way. The boys he helped out were  Michael Grady, Charles Laafz, and James  Briggs, who were handed over several  thousand dollars on the Alpha mine sale,  and who are to be handed over several  thousand more next month. Mr. McKen-  zie.has, so far, paid the boys $53, "500, and  still owes thenr $15,500; but.he stands to  win a million, for. the 'Alpha is likely to  be one; of the. big- minesin the Sloean  country. Mining in British'Columbia, is a.  far more profitable business than running  a political 'machine in North Dakota.  Surprise Basin Likely to Ship 600 Tons.  Slocan Times, 27th: "S. T. Walker is  down from Surprise basin, where he is  interested along with J. J. Jennings, in  the La Paloma and Saturn claims. On  the La Paloma a tunnel has been run some  fifty feet, and a splendid showing of ore  disclosed. He expects to be able to ship  ore this winter. He reports that the Surprise and the Autoine are both looking  well.'''On the Surprise a very fine chute  of ore has been run into. Both mines  have shipped a carload of ore this fall by  way.of Kaslo, but will not ship any more  until rawhidiug begins Their owners  think that they can ship to greater profit  by way of Three Forks than by -way'"of  Kaslo, provided the Nakusp route is kept  open. Mr. Walker thinks the output of  the basin this winter will be at least 500  tons, which is far'above the estimate of  two months ago."  At Three Forks at Last.  Captain Troup, manager of the C. & K.  S. N. Co., was at Three Forks on Sunday  last when the rails on the Nakusp &  Slocan railway reached that place. There  was no great demonstration over the  event, in fact, no more than there is when  the Kaslo stage arrives. It was expected  that Slocan Star ore would begin moving  on Thursday and that the machinery of  the Alamo concentrator would be at,  Nakusp yesterday. Captain Troup also.  took a trip up the Idaho trail to the Alamo  and Idaho mines. He reports the trail  steep, but the view a. grand one once the  highest peak is reached. The C. 6c K.  company's boats Lytton and Kootenay  will easily handle all ore that reaches  the Nakusp eud of the railway.  Cross-Sectioning for a Tramway Line.  An engineer party in charge of M. S.  Davys and John Hirsch are at work cross-,  sectioning the northerly slope of Toad  mountain in order to determine the best  route for a tramway from the Silver  King mine to navigable water at Nelson.  The cross-sectioning lines are 250 feet  apart and vary in length, some being  almost a half mile long. The party is  now down three-quarters of a mile from  the Silver King. The ground is rough  and there is about fifteen inches of snow  iu places. It is thought a route can be  found that will not exceed five miles in  length.    Again in Full Swing.  Revelstoke Mail, 27th: "The repair  work on the Consolation mine on French  creek, in the Big Bend, has been finished  at last and this reliable property is once  more in full swing taking out pay. Eight  men will be employed through the coming  winter and the work will be prosecuted  vigorously under foreman John Sweeney,  who is also one of the owners. Shomd  they meet with no accident we may "rely  upon seeing a big showing in the spring  as the product of the winter's work."  Operating at Boundary Creek.  J. E. Boss, who has operated in Nelson  and Slocan districts for three years past,  is now operating over in the Boundary  creek country, in Yale district. He lias a  bond on the Mabel group of claims'and  is on the ground making preparations  to begin development work. Jack Robertson is with him as foreman.  Number of Men Employed.  In Trail Creek district, 45 men are at  work on the Le Roi mine, 44 on the War  Eagle, 4 on the Cliff, (i on the I X L, 4 on  the Cold Hill, 8 ou the O K, and 2 on the  Monte Cristo. In all, about 100 men are  working for wages in the camp.  Build up Home Industries.  Several   carloads of  ore are at Kaslo  awaiting shipment. Not a ton of it should  go past the Pilot Bay smelter.  Not British, but German.  Simply because the present royal family  of Great Britain had, centuries ago, ancestors that were British makes them  British, according to The Miner. Four  years ago The Miner was a pretty good  newspaper; but what is it now? So with  the present royal family. Their ancestors,  the Stuarts, were British; but 200 years  continuance residence in Germany and  intermarrying with Germans has made  the direct descendants of the Stuarts Germans, not only in blood, but in temperament.    A Gifted Politician Dead.  Honore  Mercier,  the gifted politician,  died at Montreal on the Mth ultimo, aged  51 years,   He was premier of the province  of Quebec from 1 ��S<S7 to 1801, and was suede Boucherville, not by  EXTRAORDINARY   USURY.  The Trouble Into Which People Got by Borrowing Money.  A case in the Montreal courts recently  showed that Pierre Chaput, a coal  weigher who borrowed $50 two years ago,  had up to Friday paid therefor or had  been condemned to pay or was legally  liable to pay a total of close on $500.  Being out of work, he went in 1892 to  one L. N. Demers, a lawyer, to borrow  money. He gave a note for $50, agreeing  to pay 8 per cent 'per'month, and got $45  in cash, being charged $5 discount to start  with. At the end of two years the note  was unpaid, and the compound interest  also unpaid amounted to $200. Demers  took action to recover the loan and interest and gained his case with costs, which  amounted to an additional.$75. Then he  took a libel suit against Chaput because  the latter's lawyer in his defence called  Demers "a professional usurer." Demers  gained his suit too, getting $25 and costs  against Chaput. The costs amounted to  $51. And now the brilliant' bird of a  Demers is prosecuting Chaput for perjury  forswearing that he was actually a professional usurer.  Besides all the above figures, Chaput  has his own lawyer to pay, and is obliged  to go to the expense of defending himself  in the criminal courts. So the total bill  the nian has to pay for the loan of $50 two  years ago sums up thus:  Note : ..-..........'. �� 50  Discount on receipt  ��� ..,..-.  Interest ';;   Costs in suit on note ,  Libel judgment    Costs in libel suit..   Lawyers, etc., say���. ..'���   Total....... '.' ������������   ��������� Sloli  The way the thing came out last week  BADLY   DEMORALIZED.  nil  75  25  51  SO  was that the Banque Nationale, having a  bill against Demers, served a superior  court order on Chaput to pay to them any  moneys he owed to Demers. Previously  Demers had got a circuit court order for  the imprisonment of Chaput. unless the  latter paid Demers the judgment he owed  him. Now if Chaput doesn't pay Demers  the circuit court says he must go to jail.  If he does pay Demers the superior court  will probably send him to jail for disregarding its order not to pay.  It would probably be difficult to find a  record of anybody who ever got into a  worse box in a quicker time than Pierre  Chaput. Even if he dodges both the circuit -court, and the superior court, it seems  quite likely from the rest of his history  that the court of queen's bench will convict him of the alleged perjury, and so jail  him in any event. Evidently with Chaput  it never rains that a Niagara does not upset over him. As to Demers, he may not  go to jail, but there is no a doubt but  that he will get to Hades.  One moral of the story is not to borrow  money; another is not to borrow money  at 8 per cent a month ; a third is to pay  what you borrow without having to be  sued for it. All three tire very good morals  whose wisdom we are very ready to impress upon each other periodically, and to  personally disregard imprudently whenever it suits us.  ANOTHER CASE.  The promoters of the Nelson Electric  Light Compan5r had occasion to borrow  money to keep that enterprise on its feet.  For part of the money borrowed 2 per  cent a month was paid. The party from  whom the 2-per-cent-a-month-nioney was  borrowed called for payment of the loan,  and as it was not forthcoming as quickly  as his agent thought it should come, the  assistance of a lawyer was called to  hasten the collection. The money was  paid, and the lawyer has sent in the following as his bill:  Sep. 1���Instructions to sue $3.1X1  i, M ���Two letters to each defendant before  action     n   ii ���Writ and copy   H   ii ���Ins. for special endorsement  .1   I.���Col., fee settling same   ii  H ��� Letter to agent to issue ... .  n  li ��� Agt. attff receipt of same ...  n   ii ���Attg to issue and paid   ii  H -Letter returning   H 17���Letter to agent for writ as same had  not arrived   ���i  '20-Attg receipt of same issued   ii   21���Agt. attg rwceipt of letter of 17th ...  n  ,i ��� Letter in rep y     M   HI��� Two copies writ for service   ii   ii - Attg serving hath defendants   ii   ii ���Aflidavit of service   ii   ii���Attg swearing   n   ii -Letter to Victoria   Oct. I ���Atg. atlg recpt of writ and allldavit  ii   n ���Letter acknowledging same   ii :i ���Atlfef to Hie allldavit of service and  paid       ii   n ���I'rae., attg schg for app and paid on  ii n ���Hill of costs and copy and paid on  taxation    H   H���Attg on taxation of same   i.   n ���Judgment aud copy   I.   ,,���Attg signing and paid   n ii ���Attg for certillcate of judgment and  paid on  >.  ii   ii -Drawing application to register same  ���i   ii -Attg L. It. ollice with and paid fees.  ii   ii ���Letter to Nelson thereon   ii   H���Attgreceipt of siime   n 20-Attg receipt of letter from Mr. Newton received from Mr. Houston to  draw a-isigniiient of mortgage lo  Mr. Turner   ii   H ���Drawing same    ii   H���Atlg attesting execution    ii   i.   -Atlg before notary acknowledging..  H   n ���Allg Mr. Turner with   ii ii -Letter to ngent to cancel registration  of judgment   K  ii ���Agt. attg receipt of same   ii   " ���Drawing satisfaction of judgment...  ii ii -Attg for signature and seal of registrar and paid    n   ii ���Application to L. It. 0    H   ii -Attg with and paid on cancellation..  The Other Members of the Government-at Sea  as to What Premier Davie Intends Doing.  The  British   Pacific scheme   returned  Theodore Davie to power in this province,  and its promoters will"not allow promises   made   to   remain ���unfulfilled.     One  'of the promoters of that.scheme is II. P.  Rithet, a  man   who   is as arrogant  as  Theodore Davie is   bull-headed; a - man;  ���who is at the head of one of the largest  ommoreial houses on the. Pacific coast,  which is a pretty sure indication that he  has brains.   The British Pacific is in the  'main a Vancouver Island scheme, which  if carried out as planned Will give stability to property values in 'Victoriaand put  money in the pockets of the men who  ���build it.   If Theodore Davie promised to  aid  the scheme with a provincial guarantee of interest on the bonds of the company, in order to secure his return at the  last election, R. P. Rithet and the members  of   the  assembly from  Vancouver  Island will see that he either carries out  his promises to tlie letter or that he retires from office.   It is said that Theodore  sees the handwriting on  the wall, and  that his sudden   trip  to   Ottawa   is  to  secure his own appointment to the vacant  chief justiceship.   At least,  that is the  way men on the inside at Victoria have it  si/.ed up, as the following letter to The  Province shows:  -'.OO  .    2.00  1.00  S ,ri.00  .nil  .011  .SO  .i"_D  .i'iO  .fiO  M  .*>()  .lilt  .*>0  .oil  ..OO  .0:1  2.00  I.IKI  1.00  .;VI  ,;'ill  .011  .;*>.)  .i'i0  .0:1  .;*)()  .10  .70  .20  I.IK)  ..VI  1.00  1.00  .All  1.00  .;V)  I.IKI  1.0(1  .iVl  2..SII  .;*)0  .0.1  ..V)  .;VI  2.i'0  1.00  M  .M  .SO  .(��  .0(1  M  .i'KI  1.00  I.IKJ  .;VI  I.IKI  S'll.20 Sl'l.l!)  I7.IIII  lotal   To the above should be added another  item, namely,  Oct. S, ISIll-Knr striking a lawyer's clerk  ,  $ii/H  Moral: Do not borrow money at usur-  ous rates of interest, and do not go near a  Inwyer unless you have to-_-that is, near a  lawyer that charges you with the postage  on the letters he writes you,  A Cabinet Crisis.  To the Editor: It is questionable  whether at any time those administering  the affairs .of this province have found  themselves in such a peculiar and desperate situation as is the case at present.  To one not fully conversant with all  particulars, those in power may seem to  be firmly established and able tomaintain  their positions; but the more observant  will see this solidity is only surface deep;  for, with lack of executive ability in the  chiefs of the dilTeient departments, and  jealousies and dissentious in the rank and  tile of their supporters, the very foundation of tlie party is menaced by the threatened abandonment by the premier of all  his cherished principles and schemes.  If the handwriting on the wall is legible, the government leader has   turned  tail aud bolted.   It will be no surprise to  many if Mr. Davie returns from Ottawa,  with the chief justiceship in his pocket.  It would seem the premier never fully  realized   the  desperate chances   he was  running in endeavoring to force upon the  people a policy of reckless guarantee, and  gifts of public lands, and other unpopular  legislation,  until   the   circumstances   attending Mr. Martin's elevation to tlie cabinet as chief commissioner of lands ami  works brought him up witli a sharp jerk.  It is safe to say that when  Mr. Davie  went to Kamloops recently he expected  no opposition to his private policy.   Mr.  Martin had i'or a-number of- years been a  most docile, not to say, subservient supporter���and  the   supposition   wtis   only  natural that Jie would continue as such.  Therefore, when Mr. Davie appeared upon  the scene and informed Mr. Martin thai  he (Mr. Martin) was slated in the government organs i'or the chief eotnmissioner-  ship, it  was only to administer a little  taffy to the good, people of the Kamloops  electoral district, pat the obedient Martin  on the back, satisfy his political aspirations   by   making   him   sheriff   of   Vale  county, and incidentally steer Forbes (!.  Vernon upon the unsuspecting voters, to  the end that everything might be as it  was  before.   The  fact that Mr. Peniber-  ton, the present sheriff of V'nle county, is  capable and efficient  would  in no   way  have saved that gentleman's official head.  That Mr. Martin should rise on liis hind  legs  and   vigorously  protest   was   unexpected and most annoying.    But, iu spite  of the fact that there is considerable Mr.  Martin does not known, he  proved  conclusively to all concerned that he. at least,  knew a soft snap (such as this was) when  he saw it.   Ho he kicked  like a mule at  Mr.   Davie's  solicitous consideration   I'or  his political   welfare;   anil- like lots   of  other  people who achieve success  more  by luck than brains    by that same token  succeeded eventually in getting the coveted position.  The circumstances attendant upon this  wonderful piece of diplomatic intrigue are  most extraordinary. We have the interesting spectacle of Mr. Martin going back  on the British Pacific scheme, and his  master humbly standing by and calling it  a "humbug" and "bugaboo." Last election the new commissioner .succeeded in  balancing himself on the fence, so far a*  this issue is concerned, with considerable  dexterity, inasmuch as heavoided making  himself more ridiculous, if possible, than  his general conduct permits, by sidetracking it on all occasions; but lie could  never have expected an uncontested return unless he pledged himself .iguinst  any more reckless expenditure in that  connection.  It will hardly be disputed that when  Mr. Davie started for Kamloops he had  no intention of making so sudden a trip  to Ottawa. But with the realization of  the local uolitical condition full upon him  and the Knowledge of sir .lolin Thompson's intended departure for England the  last of the mouth, he doubtless decided  ii|)(>n a final step, which, all hough ignominious and cowardly, was the only course  open to him if he wished to save his political bacon,  If there are any who suppose, he-cause  the government, has a good sized working  majority in the legislature it is secure in  ofliee, they are liable to change their  opinions in the next six months.   It is an  established fact that a majority of the  mainland districts are bitterly opposed to  the Davie policy. Until the British Pacific bait was held out to the voters of  'Victoria, and Nanaimothey too were opposition. Mr. Davie must realize, unless  his perception is woefully limited, that  the failure of this scheme means the loss  of the island support to.his party and his  consequent political ruin. The people of  Victoria have no admiration for Mr.  Davie's abilities and have no use for him  except to further their own ends in this  especial connection.  To offset the declaration that Mr. Davie  seeks the chief justiceship it may be said  he has declared liis intention of refusing  it to the benelit of a certain legal luminary on the mainland to whom he has  pledged his support. But if we take for a  criterion the case of poor Mr. Sutton, who  essayed to be the premier's rutin ing mate  in the last election, but who was ruthlessly thrown overboard in order that the  election might be uncontested, we see that  Mr. Davie is not over-scrupulous whenhis  own interests are at stake.  Under the calm exterior which the leading supporters of the government present  seethes a tumultuous-.sea .of uncertainty  and consternation. To those who know  him well the'premier.i.s not recognized as  simple anil confidential; and, while he  may ha ve shown his political brethren  the workings of his mind on matters distinctly general, to secure votes for his  party, there is not a member of his cabinet who can honestly say the leader of  the government has ever folded him to  his bosom. They have accepted his leadership because their abilities did not permit any other alternative. They have  never fully trusted him, because his  nature does not invite such reliance. Not  one of his chief confreres will deny experiencing a feeling of great uneasiness concerning Mr. Davie's hurried trip east.  For they know fully as well as the observant outsider that, in spite of the assurances of the Kamloops government organ,;  a conference with sir John Thompson .is  quite Unnecessary to cause the improvement of the Columbia river at Revelstoke,  or to stamp out tuberculosis in this province.  lb is quite natural the Canadian-Pacific  should view the proposed building of the  British Pacific railway with alarm, and  exert every available -power to defeat its  completion". Its influence is sufficiently  great to very seriously handicap the enterprise, even if no other detriment existed.  In the contemplation of the premier's  characteristics one can hardly measure  his disinterested patriotism as one would  measure the character of Pitt, or Burke,  or Louis Kossuth; on the contrary, the  famous aphorism of sir Robert Walpole,  " Every man has his price," is more liable  to come to mind.  All things considered, for his particular  benelit'Mr. Daviewillbewi.se in his generation if he deserts the sinking ship and  fixes himself comfortably for life.  No Cause for Criticism or Alarm.  The Miner of last week made much ado  because   the  southern   mail   on   Friday  missed connection at the Nelson 6c Port  Sheppard   depot,    owing   to   the   train  pulling out two  minutes  before the arrival of the mail.    It is also fearful that  the mail sacks that arrive late of a night  on the Columbia & Ivootenay railway will  get lost before they reach the postoflice,  because the postoflice is not kept open all  night.    Mishaps sometimes occur in  the  best   regulated   institutions,   the  Nelson  postoflice not excepted.    But it must be  said   that the  postoflice at  Nelson  is as  i'ree  from  mishaps  as any  postoflice   in  Canada: and, in addition, it can be said  truthfully that no other office in Canada  is kept open more hours every day in the  year and  i.s run   by  more obliging men  than Mr. (iilker and Mr.  Rudd.   As for  tlie danger of losing the mail sacks that  arrive late of a night, there is nothing for  people to become uneasy over.   The contractor. Mr. Wilson, is responsible; if he  were not he would   not have  been given  iliecont.raet by the postoflice department.  There,  would   be  less danger of missing  connections nt the  Nelson   \.   Fort Sheji-  pard depot were the road to the depot in  better shape.   Suppose The Miner touches  up the ollicial who i< responsible for keeping it iu  repair.    Were TllK Ti'iu.:.\-|'_ lo  do so, it would surely be sued  for libel,  and   we can't stand   more than one libel  suit at a time.  Monthly Mail to Bitf Bend.  Hevelstoke Mail. 27th: "A monthly  mail will lie carried between Revelstoke  and Big Bend during the winter, commencing about the lirst of December.  .John P. NeiNon will use dogs for this purpose, and will visit all the milling camps  ou Carnes. Smith, French, and McCulloch  creeks. Only Io'.Uts and newspapers will  be carried, as the total weight will have  to be less than 100 pounds. Mr. Neilson is  anxious to interview pnstoffiec-iiispcctor  Fletcher to see if there is any chance of  getting a small subsidy from the postoflice  authorities. As the trip will be a long  one -between 70 and SO miles each way  over tho lonely mountains, where probably eight or ten miles a "day will be aliout  the limit, according to the condition of  the snow, Mr. Fletcher ought certainly  encourage the hardy young man who will  brave the hanWiipsand perils of journeying to the Big Bend throughout the winter so that Hit! ."��� or (50 men working there  shall not go without their mail till next  summer. The whole of these men are  willing to contribute a monthly sum I'or  the privilege, and certainly tho postoflice  authorities should not be. behind-hand in  encouraging such an enterprise."  REACHING OUT FOR TBAIL CREEK.  THE CANADIAN PACIFC OUTGENERALED  BY THE SPOKANE & NORTHERN.  All the Ore From One of Kootenay's Greatest  Camps Will be Treated on American Soil  Simply  Because the Greatest  Railway in  . Canada  Hasn't   Rot the   Energy   or Foresight to Go and Take It.  People are beginning to wonder  why  the Columbia & Kootenay railway was  ever built, seeing that the traffic it might  handle is being handled by another road.  The Columbia & Kootenay would handle  the bulk of the ores  produced   by the  mines in Trail Creek district were its managers us energetic and wide awake as are  the managers of the Spokane 6c Northern.  The managers of that road are farseeing,  and they   are planning to   capture the  traffic of a district that will, in the near  future, be the greatest ore producer' in  British Columbia.   Today its mines could  ship a tonnage equal to the total hauled  over the Pacific division of the Canadian  Pacific; a tonnage that if directed over  the Columbia  &  Kootenay   would   pay  yearly half the original cost of the road.  All that is required to capture this traffic  is the expenditure of a few thousand dollars in the erection of reduction works at  Nelson, or the making of a rate that will  enable the ore to be treated at the Pilot  Bay  smelter.    The   Pilot   Bay  smelter  should get the benelit of the lowest possible rates, for its success means much for  a section of country that the Canadian  Pacific hopes to get a large volume of business from.  The Spokane & Northern is managed by  a ii.an who knows the country tributary  to it. "Tie"knows that if the ore from  Trail Creek district is smelted at a point  on his road, that he will have the haul on  the matte. He also knows that if the  Trail Creek ore is smelted at some point  on his road, the ore from Toad mountain  is more than likely to go to the same point  for treatment, the two ores mixing well  for profitable smelting. The ores from  Toad mountain will then go over the Nelson 6c Fort-Sheppard, a railway operated  in connection with the Spokane 6c Northern. As a means to this end he has built  a first-class wagon road from the mines iu  Trail'Creek district to Northport, a distance of less than fifteen miles,���and thcro  will be rails laid on it within a year, as it is  practically a railway roadbed the greater  part of the way. A t Northport a smelter  is to be built, the reason given for building  it at that point is that the duty on  machinery prohibits its being built iu  Canada.  The Canadian Pacific is apparently managed by men, at the Pacific coast end,  that think more about working oil" lots in  worthless townsites than about getting  traffic for their branch roads. The mines  in Trail Creek district are not to exceed  seven miles from Trail on the Columbia  river; that river is navigable the year  round between Trail and the mouth of  the Kootenay river; a spur a mile iu  length would connect the steamboat landing with the Columbia <.v. Kootenay railway, and a 2."5-niile haul would hind the  ore where it could either be smelted or be  cheaply transported to the smelter at  Pilot Bay.  The Columbia ��fc Kootenay railway cost  in the neighborhood of $(i(X),()(X), and we  venture to say that its cost will never be  repaid unless an effort is made to direct  traffic over it instead of away from it.  The Canadian Pacific management in  South Kootenay is being as badly outgeneraled tis the Chinese are in their war  with Japan,   Why Don't They?  A correspondent of ThkTkiiu'.vk writes  from Ivaslo as follows: "Why do not the  people of this, oneof the greatest mining  sections on earth, take 'more interest iu  mineral cabinets? What is a more handsome ornament to an ollice, hotel lobby,  or even in the parlor of a private residence, than a mineral cabinet made of  native woods and filled with specimens of  ores from home mines? Just think of the  varieties so easily secured here: gold,  silver, copper, lead, nickel, /.inc. iron, and  possibly others, in many forms and different chemical combinations. What an attraction it is to a tourist or capitalist to  see on every side specimens properly  labeled and tastily displayed ou velvet-  lined shelves iu a cabinet. It impresses  on their minds the vastness and variety  of our mineral wealth ns well as satisfies  a desire to see the curious things from  nature's storehouses. The collection of a  cabinet of specimens i.s an easy matter if  one takes an interest and applies themselves for but a short time. Any claim  owner will willingly donate one or more  specimens, they need not lie larger than a  hen's egg, their composition and value of  contents per ton can be easily ascertained,  and when a line cabinet of minerals is  once secured, it is a thing of beauty ami a  joy forever, beside shaving quite an intrinsic value."  Will Try and Find a Gold Mine.  Jack Alaginfy, one of the best all-round  mechanics in Kootenay, is stuck on  Hall  creek, and  intends to  put in the winter  there in an attempt to make a mine out  of a prospect that lie is interested in. If  he can't make a mine out of the prospect,  he will prospect: I'or gold in a bench above  the canyon on that, creek, lie says ho  will have a mine before spring.  mm^^^g^^  BBMMBIftli'''^^  . ������������ 2  THE TRIBUNE:   KELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NO VEMBER 3, 1894.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE is published on Saturdays, by John  Houston & Co., and will bu mailed to subscribers  on payment of Two Dollars a year. No subscription  taken for less than a year.  ^KGULAR ADVURTISlCrviKNTS printed al, the following rates: One inch, &.I! a year; two inches,  $60 a year; three inches ��81 a year; four inches,  ��90 a year; five inches, $ 105 a year; six inches and  over, at the rate of Sl-oO an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERT IS KM I'NTS 20 cents a line for  first insertion and 10 cents a lino for each additional  insertion,   Birth, marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAL OR READING MATTKlt NOTICES 25 cents a  lino each insertion.  JOB PRINTING at fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  even- month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to  THE -.TRIHUNK. Nelson, B. C.  PROFESSIONAL  CARDS.  Rooms 3  DLaBAU, M.D.��� Physician and Surgeon.  ���   and I Houston block. Nelson.   Telephone 12.  LU. HARRISON, B. A.-liarristor at Law, Convey-  ��� ancer, Notary Public, Commissioner for taking Alli-  davits for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc.  Ollices���Ward St., between Haker and Vernon, Nelson,  SATURDAY MORNING...  .NOVEMBER If, 1891  INTEREST.  The people of Kootenay like those of  the province, and like.those of the whole  of Canada, are being slowly but surely  impoverished 'by interest.   The people of  Kootenay are in debt, and for every dollar of their indebtedness they are .paying  interest, varying in rate from 10 per cent  to 24 per cent per annum.   The people of  the province are in debt, and the amount  they pay in interest'on.borrowed-money  is more than the profits 'realized from the  farming,'.fishing, lumbering, and mining  industries.   So with the people of the Dominion.   There is more money sent out of  Canada  every  year as interest on  borrowed ��� money  than is  produced in   the  country after paying for the cost of the  material produced.   What is the remedy?  Keep on borrowing and paying more interest, or stop borrowing and go into liquidation?    This  province, with  less than  ]50,000 people, is in debt already to the  tune of $8,000,000,or $20 per head.   The  interest on this debt is over $100,000 a  year.   The interest on municipal, corporate, and private debts is in the aggregate  $2,000,000 a year.   What have the wealth  producers of British Columbia to show  for their year's work after this interest  money is paid?   The finance minister of  the Davie government will probably tell  us in his forthcoming budget 'speech.   In  the meantime, the men of 'Kootenay-who  are paying interest had better begin getting their  houses  in  shipshape, for  although money is reported plentiful.in the  banks, it can only be got by paying interest at the rate of 12 percent per annum���  and that means ultimate failure for every  man that is compelled to pay it for any  length of time.  tralian butter is selling in Vancouver at  tbe same price tis Manitoba creamery, 2*5  cents a pound.. Australia buys in Canada  only what she does not produce herself,  that is,'lumber, a product that she cannot  buy to better advantage anywhere else.  In return, she expects Canadians to buy  her butter, a --product'-that. Canadians  themselves produce in great quantity and  infinite variety of quality. Such is oneof  the results of free trade.  is just a possibility that the gold is got in  the same way that the United States got  $50,000,000,last winter, that is. by borrowing it from the same people that they pay  the interest to.  INVESTIGATE   FOR YOURSELF.  Postofliee-inspector Fletcher is now in  Kootenay. It is to be hoped that while he  is here he will investigate the New Denver  postoflice.   Not that the conduct of the  ollice needs investigation, for the office is  ��� well    conducted.    What   Mr.   Fletcher  should investigate is the destination of  the matter mailed tit that office, and from  whence matter comes that is distributed  at that office.    If the matter mailed at  that   office   is    one   part   destined   for  points reached  by the Canadian Pacific  railway  and   three   parts   destined  for  points on Kootenay lakeand in the United  States, why, in common sense, should the  three parts be forwarded by way of Na-  'kusp, where it is held for several days  awaiting transportation to  Nelson, the  distributing   office?    If the   matter  received at that ofliee is one part from the  Canadian Pacific and three  parts from  points on Kootenay lakeand points in the  United States, why should the three parts  be forwarded round by the Nakusp route,  on  which  delays of over a week occur,  rather than by way of Kaslo, where the  delays would at no time be more than  two days?   Kaslo, like Nelson, has direct  pouch   service    with   Spokane,   and   all  United States mail for the Slocan country  should be pouched to or from Kaslo, and  not to or  from   Nelson, as  at   present.  There is a reliable and adequate service  between Nelson antl Kaslo, taking in all  points on Kootenay lake, and the distance  from Kaslo to New Denver is but thirty  miles.    On twenty-five miles of the distance���from Kaslo to Three Forks���there  is and has been for two years a stage service that is reliable.   That service can and  will be extended from Three Forks to New  Denver, even   if  the   railway docs  run  every day in the year between these two  points.   Then,   if   these are   facts,  why  should not the mails from New Denver  i'or points on  Kootenay lake and in the  United States  be sent to Kaslo,  whence  they will be forwarded three times a week  to all points ou Kootenay lake and twice  a week to all points in the United States?  There may be a few men in Sew Denver  who would have that town shut oil' entirely from the country to the south, and  more particularly from   Kaslo,   but the  business interests of the Slocan country  and of South Kootenay are of much more  importance than the petty ambitions of a  few men.         AN ���''.'TORT is being made to promote  trade relations between Canada and Australia, nnd one of Lhe results is that Atiw-  1n tiiio late campaign the  opposition  in South. Kootenay declared themselves  as opposed  to  the province lending Its  credit   to   railway   promoters   in   general,���not simply   to   the   promoters  of  a   single   scheme   like   the   British   Pacific,���and   that   is   where   they ".differ  from the opposition   iii Vancouver and  in    New   Westminster    and    in    Yale.  The   opposition   iu   those   districts   are  not  opposed   to  the   principle,  only  to  the  application.'    If  the  railway is   to  bring grists to their mills, they will not  object to theprovince endorsing the notes  of the promoters who build it.   If the  railway is to bring grists to the mills on  Vancouver Island, theu they will.object.  If the northern portion .of the province is  to be developed, the development,-'must  not be by a railway that has its terminus  at Victoria, but by one that has its terminus at'some'point on the Canadian Pacific.   When the.'."people of South Koot-  nay   were  fighting  for a railway   that  gives  them an  all-the-year-rouiid   route  to  the outside,���a railway that did not  cost the province a cent,���they had as  opponents the people of Vancouver, and  of New Westminister, and of Yale, who  objected to even a charter being granted  for any railway in Kootenay unless it had  its terminus-at "some point on the Canadian Pacific.    South Kootenay in that  fight was aided  by Victoria, and if the  province is to be bankrupted through endorsing the bonds of railway companies,  the  people  of   South   Kootenay   favor  treating  all   companies  alike.   Victoria  is as fairly entitled  to a share of   the  loot as Vancouver,  and Kaslo as Kamloops. ���-'"���-  Me.mbkr-elect Kellie. of the north riding of West Kootenay is a boomer from  Boomerville. He told the Vancouver  World the other day that the Columbia  river is navigable clear from the big bend  in the state of Washington to the big  bend in this province, or that it could be  made navigable that distance; that Hevelstoke is the most important shipping  station between Winnipeg and Vancouver; that the population of the district is increasing fast; but what is  wanted i.s cheaper supplies and provisions  and transportation rates. Member-elect  Kellie was at one time a very truthful  man���but that was before he got real well  acquainted with Theodore Davie.  What  own, at  Canada needs is a mint of her  which gold and silver will be  coined free into -money at a fixed ratio of  10 to 1. Canada now has "money;" but it  is paper money, issued by banks, and to  get it the user of money must pay from 7  to 12 per cei'it per annum for it. Surely  the men who produce the two metals that  have been used for money for ages should  ���have ��� an equal privilege, with the men  who own the banks. The one has the  privilege of issuing promises to pay money  and the other is denied the privilege of  issuing the money itself.  THE   SILVER   QUESTION.  I have discussed in the columns of your  paper during the past few weeks various  phases'"of ���the propaganda for the free  coinage of silver, or for international bi-  uietalism, and will in this paper come to  some important facts bearing on the relation of the Orient to this subject, to show  that the relatively lessening use of silver  in India as compared with its commerce is  due to increased facilities of communication. But first, another word anent the  neo-bimetalists.  I find myself at variance with the views  of the new school of biinetalists of this  country, one of whom, i'or example, iu the  Congress of Economics and Politics held  in'San Francisco last spring, indulged in  extravagant assertions regarding what  he deemed the world-wide calamitous results of excluding silver from unlimited  free coinage. In short, 1 do not believe  that the discontinuing the free and unlimited coinage of silver had or is having  a dominating effect either in reducing the  prices of commodities throughout the  world, nor that it was the primary cause  of the crisis of last year, and of continuing  the stagnation of the present. Moreover,  within fifty years wages in the United  States have doubled on a gold basis. The  coinage of silver and the use of silver  coins'within the period, treated of, 1S07 to  1893, has beeu far greater than for a like  number of years previous to 18G7. And if  the crisis of 1891 and 1892 in Argentina  and Australia, and the resultant consequences in Great Britain, and the crisis of  1893 in the United States, were due to a  lack of currency circulation, why does not  the redundancy of money today, which is  'an admitted condition in all the great  financial centers of the world, relieve the  stagnation?  As pertinent to this I submit the following table, from compilations on the  subject by Charles P. Jackson of Boston.  In the government banks of England,  France, and Germany were  On Tuesday the people of the United  States will elect a congress to serve them  for two years from the Ith of next March.  In the east the fight is between the two  old parties (the Republican and the Democratic), the Populists not being in it. In  the west the fight is a triangular one, the  Populists having a fightingchanceinstates  like Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado,Montana,  and Idaho. The one question in the east  is the tariff, silver not; being an issue. In  the west silver is the main issue. The  Republicans, as a party, are opposed to  silver,aud even in states, like Washington,  whose very existence depends on the  mining industry, the party is on record as  opposed to the free coinage of silver. The  grand old party seems to be firmly in the  clutches of the money lenders of-Europe.  The Democratic party professes to be in  favor of the free coinage of silver; but its  professions are one thing and its actions  are another. It has full control of the  government now. But while the senate  would pass a free coinage act, the house  would not; and if the house would join  with the senate, the president would be  sure to veto their action. The only hope  I'or silver is through education, for the  Populists are not likely to be stronger iu  the next congress than in the present one.  If the people can be made so poor that  they will iu sheer desperation elect a congress that will carry out their wishes,  then silver will be rehabilitated, but not  before. The people must be educated,  and Poverty is a great schoolmaster.  Gold and  Silver  Silver  Gold held  held  hold  distinct.  distinct.  together.  January,  1So2...  ...��101,000,000  �� 03,000,000  ����� 15.0J0.000  January,  IS02 ..  ...    122,000,000  18,000,000  03.000.000  January,  1872...  ..   22S.U0U.000  111,(100,000  137,000,000  January,  18S0...  ...    277,000,000  230,000,000  12S,(.00,000  January,  ISS7...  ...  33:1.000.000  *��,(IOl.,lK.O  Uio.OuO.OOO  January,  1891...  ..   452,000,000  215,000,000  li'1,000,000  Till'' people of the United States are required to pay $200,000,000 in gold annually  to the people of Great Britain as interest  ou borrowed money. The total output of  the gold mines in the United States is less  than $-10,000,000 a year. Then where does  the other $l(K),0()0,000 come from? The  people of Canada pay $10,000,000 in gold  annually in interest to the people  of the mother country, and the total  output of our gold mines is  $1,000,000 annually. Where  other $|fi,()(X),000 come from?  plo of both the United States  ada imagine they raise the deficit by  selling to the people of Great Britain more  than they buy from the people of Great  Britain; iu other words, that the balance  of trade is in their favor tothe amounts  of $K'l),(.0O,000and $ir,,(KK),(KK) respectively.  Possibly, they reason correctly. But there  less  does  The  and  than  the  peo-  Can-  The per capita of circulation in the  United States of America has risen from  $13.85 in 1800 to $21.85 in .189-1, tlie highest  ever attained. In fact, the per capita of  money the world over is greater today  than it ever has been, but the money  standard is not. The primary cause either  of the crisis or of the subsequent stagnation, except in so far as security holders  sold or may sell, or investors may hesitate  for fear of possible ultimate payment iu  silver. The causes have been extravagance, wastefulness, artificial stimulation  of business, reckless speculation, and the  inexcusable expansion of credits in all  sorts of unjustifiable schemes of inflation  or ill-judged business ventures, conceived  in the hope of making something outof  nothing, or very near nothing. These are,  in general, the primary reasons of the  panics and subsequent stagnations, and  not necessarily the kind of money nor the  amount in circulation: and the public  ought to reckon with its own folly and  cupidity, and the hidden and abhorrent  forces in protective politics, in considering the subject. In the long run the decline of prices of commodities has been  and will be essentially beneficial to the  people at large, because, as already stated  wages have in the aggregate largely increased���doubled since 1810.  Now as to the relation of the Orient to  silver: There is a very general misapprehension as to the former exceptional demands for silver; that is to say, the phenomenal demand for it by India during  the sixties.  The particular reason which rendered  the amount, of India's demand extraordinary���to-wit, a total, between 1853 aud  1800* inclusive, of about $l,000,000,0(_0--is  not, 1 assume, geuerally'uuderstood in the  United States. There were four great  causes for exceptional requirements at  tliat time���the previous building of canals  and railways, the Sepoy rebellion, about  1857, and subsequent famines. The maturity of obligations for the building of  canals, railways, and other internal improvements, required about $850,000,000of  silver; famines and rebellions, $150,000,000.  The exact amount required because of the  Sepoy inn tiny I do not remember, but it  was also large. Now to the satisfaction  of the extraordinary demands were added  other causes, more recent, for the decline  of demands, vi/.: In 18(i(i the cables were  successfully laid across the Atlantic ocean;  in ISO!) tlie Sue/, canal was completed, and  subsequently cables laid along the Mediterranean, Red sea, and Indian ocean; in  ISO!) the lirst transcontinental railway  across America was completed, and regular .steamship service established between  San I'Yaucisco, Japan, China, and India;  since then various transcontinental lines  and tlie Canadian Pacific steamship line  from British Columbia to Japan and  China.  Ocean navigation has been almost revolutionized in this period hy the use of iron,  the propeller, triple-expansion engines,  etc. The result, commercially, of all these  great changes has beeu, of course, simply  marvelous,   I'or example, the commerce  of India with the chief commercial nations  of the world, which had previously been  hampered with a delay of months required for sailing vessels to round the  Cape of Good Hope, with ad vices-by.letter  and drafts, which had often to be accompanied by shipments of silver, was from  this time on susceptible of instant advisement by cable or by steamship mail, whicli  latter even reduced the time of transit by  more than four-fifths, and in consequence  a system of cross exchange grew up and  promptly adjusted itself in the commerce  of the world. ,; As illustrative of this fact,  I will mention that iu a given period, 1800  to 1801 inclusive, tho commercial business  of India, Great Britain, France, and the  United States amounted to $18,900,000,000,  and it required the movement of a certain  volume of specie, say $3,100,000,000, or  ���17 per cent of-the merchandise moved, to  adjust the same. In a like period of years,'-  say from 188(5 to 1890 inclusive, the commerce of the same countries was $3(5,000,-  000,000, or more than double that of the  preceding period; yet the amount of  'specie actually required to adjust balances  was less than $2,(500,000,000, or 7 percent  of the merchandise 'moved, being 10 per  cent less specie required than during the  previous given period on a total of business but one-half the latter amount. -Mul-  hall shows that in 1S90 only 5 per cent of  soecie or bullion was required in handling  all ocean commerce as compared with 9  per cent used in the decade ending 1870.  The money used in the entire financial  transactions of Great Britain is only 3 percent of the volume of business transacted.  In' the midst of these two periods of business mentioned in connection with Indian  commerce including the intervening  years, comprising a total of 27 years, the  actual annual product of silver of the  world almost quadrupled���it increased  from about $55,000,000 in J807 to $207,000,-  000,000 in 1893.  And here I will mention what appears  to have been the great battering-rain that  natural causes propelled against silver.  From 1850 to 1S00 (10 years) the world's  product of silver was, say, $420,000,000.  The Orient took $010,000,000', thus drawing  $220,000,000 from the world's old stock.  From 1800 to 1875 the world's product was,  say, $088,000,000, of which the Orient took  ���only $233,000,000, leaving. $155,000,000 of  the new stock to be absorbed by western  nations. From 187(5 to 1885 the world's  product of silver was $1,003,000,000; the  Orient took $433,000,000, leaving a fresh  surplus of $030,000,000 to be absorbed, by-  western.nations. (During the same period  Germany also sold $150,000,000 of old  stock.) "From 1880 to 1893, 8 years, the  world's product was $1,310,000,000. The  Orient took approximately $340,000,000,  leaving $970,000,000 more to be absorbed  by western nations, or a total aggregate  of $1,085,000,000 of new silver to be utilized  by the western nations. Such an influx of  the metal inevitably impaired its utility,  and therefore its exchangeable value.  The average of the world's product of  silver for 1892 and 1893 aviis more than six-  times as great as the yearly average from  1831 to 1850. While India's commerce has  doubled since 1870, the average yearly demand for silver in the Orient for the last  twenty years has been less than $50,000,-  000 per year, while the world's product of  silver has risen from $50,000,000 thirty  years ago to $207,000,000 in 1893. The result of this enormous increase is, as til-  ready stated, that in thirty years there  has been added to the silver stock of  Western nations approximately $2,000,-  000,000. And it is this tremendous fact  and further probabilities in the same  direction that cloud with doubt the ability even of an international agreement as  to.unity of ratio to rehabilitate silver  under unrestricted free coinage at the  present ratio. The utter and inexcusable  folly of anyone government with a gold  standard currency attempting it is too  palpable to require further argument.  Now, in view of the fact that during  this same period there have been six  international monetary congresses���Paris  in 18(57, 1878, 1881, and 1889; Brussels in  1892; and Berlin in 1894���and that all  these congresses decided against international bimetalisin, or failed to assent to  it, and the large majority of the states  comprising them had also decided against  state or national bimetalism,we naturally  infer that the general exclusion of silver  from unlimited free coinage had some  effect on its value as compared with gold,  to say nothing of increased production ;  but with this exclusion, the relative decline in the demands of India, and the  enormously increased product, the decline  in value of silver was so inevitable that  nothing whatever that the United States  government could possibly do would have  prevented or appreciably lessened that  decline, and the foreign governments  acted prudently, in their own interests, in  restricting or discontinuing coinage, as  the United States government has recently done.  GOLD  AND   SILVER   EXTRACTION.  The Cassol Gold Extracting Co., Ltd., of Glasgow.  |Tli(! .'liii'Arllmr-.'nni.st Cyanide I'rwwu.)  Is prepared to negot'nte with mine owners and others  for tlio extraction of the above metals from the most refractory ores, and to treat and report on samples m> to  one ton' in weight sent to its experimental works, Vancouver.   All communications to be addressed to  W. PKLLKW-HAUVKY, K.C.S..  ���Assay and Mining Ollices, Vancouver, I!. C.  All kinds of assay mining and analytical work undertaken  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "Nl'MllKK ON|0" MINKHAL CLAIM. '  Take notice that I, as agent for William Moore, free  miner's ccrtillcato No. I0.W2, intend, sixty days from tlie  date hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner for a ccr-  tideate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant of tlie above claim. And further take notice  that adverse claims must be sent to tlie mining recorder,  and notion commenced before the; issuance of said certifl-  cuto of improvements.    CHAULKS WKSTLY HUSK.  Dated this fill) day of October, 1S.II.   Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I intend within thirty days  to apply to the slipondiary magistrate of W est Kootenay  district at Nelson fora license to sell liquor at retail at  _nalc(l October2.'*r(l, '��'��������  -   Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that we. the undersigned, intend  to apply to lhe board of license commissioners of the corporal ion of the City of Kaslo at their next meeting, for a  transfer of our lienor license from lots io and -M''"''? �����  lo enable us to continue our business iu our new building  on lots !_.'( and lil, block S, at the southeast corner of  Kourl.li and Kront streets, iu tlie City of Kaslo, the premises for which the original license u as granted previous  to the lire on February '-'/"th, IHiU.  Dated at Kaslo, !(.(!., October  A. & ,1, I  iind, WM,  'LKTCIIIOH.  and  A large  complete stock of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  BrusKes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B.C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited.  o  &  _���*.  hi  pq  <  EH  H  H  tn  .fc  %  ;.!  k]  c-f  M  3  ���B  a  a  s-  o  ���3  p.  t>  P  W  <*j  F  V  H  tre  aj  CO'  p  CT  to  01  o  ^-  00  o  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays witli N'eison  & Fort Sheppard Kailway for Kaslo and lake points.  Leaves Nelson��� Leaves Kaslo for Nelson-  Mondays at 4 p. m. Sunda.vsatSa.ni.  Wednesdays at 5:10 p. in.      Tuesdays at 8 a. in.  Thursdays at 1 p. in Thursdays nt 8 a. in.  Saturdays at 5:10 p. in. Fridays at 8 a. m.  Connecting on Tuesdays and Kridays with Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway for Spokane.  Bonner's Ferry Route1���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Great Northern railway for all points  east, and west.  Leaves Ivaslo Tuesdays and Fridays at'" a. m.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a. in.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Nelson and Kaslo at 2 iv. in. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Revelstoke  Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting witli the Canadian I'acilic Hail way (main  line) for all points cast and west.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Kridays ut. 4 a. in.  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Sundays atli p. in..  Northport Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting at Northport for points north and south on  the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway.  Leaves Robson Saturdays at 1 a. in.  Leaves Northport Saturdays at 1:80 p. m.  The conipany reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice,  For full information, as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's ollice. Nelson, B. C.  T. ALLAN, Secretary.      J. XV. TROUP, Manager.  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE  THE  MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUPPLIED WITH THE BKST BRANDS OF ALL  KINDS OF WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A. JI NELSON Arrive 5:40 P.M.  On Tuesdays and Fridays trains will run through  to Spukane, arriving thereat 5:'i0 P.M. same day. lie-  turning will leave Spokane at 7 A. M. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at5:40 P. M., making  close connections with steamer Nelson for all Kootenay  lake points.  Passengers for ivettle River and Houndary Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, aud Fridays.  To Hunting, Survey and Prospecting Parties,  and Others.  cc  Tlie new fast Steam Launch  _PLIET  Can be chartered by the day or week on reasonable terms.  33  Special Attention to Miners.  KASLO,   B. O.  The Slocan is the only first-  elass hotel in Kaslo, and its  managers have an eye singly  to the comfort of its guests.  nvn_A-*isrJiV(3-*E*iis.  Orders sent through the pursers of the steamboats Nelson and Ainsworth, with whom all arrangements can be  made, will receive prompt attention. Arrangements can  also be made through John Houston &0o.. The Tribune  ollice, Nelson.   Address, by mail or telegraph,  August 28th, 1891. C. XV. DUSK, Balfour, li. C.  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  In the county court of Kootenay, holden at tlio last crossing of tlie Columbia river, in the matter of John Buchanan, deceased, and in the matter of the Ollicial Administrator's Act, dated the Thirteenth day of August,  A. 1)., m\.  Upon reading the affidavits of Edward C. Arthur and  Maggie Connor it is ordered that Arthur Patrick Cummins, ollicial iidminstrator for the county court district  of Kootenay, shall be administrator of all and singular  tho goods, chatties, and credits of John Buchanan, deceased, aud thai this order be publisned in the Nelson  Tribune newspaper for the period of sixty days.  (Signed) WILLIAM WARD SPINKS.  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  the above hotel one of the best in tbe city both  for transient guests and day boarders.  FINEST WINES,  LIQUORS, AND CIQARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is ono of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  MALONE    &    TREGTLLUS.   Props.  ouse  BAR.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets, Nolfcmi, We are now  running the Stanley house bar, and will be glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give um a call.  DAWSON & ('HADDOCK.  The creditors of John Buchanan, late of Nelson, in the  district of Kootenay, miner, are requested within sixty  (l!0) days of this date to send to me by registered letter  addressed to me at Donald, in the district of Kootenay,  full and veritied particulars of their claims with dates  and items. Upon tbe expiration of tlie said period of  sixty days I slnill proceed witli tho distribution of tho  said estate, having regard only as to such claims as I  shall receive notice of as aforesaid.  Dated at Donald, iu the district of Kootenay; this 29th  day of August, IS!)!. '  A. P. CUMMINS, Ollicial Adniinstrator.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT.  "BLACK liKAU" .MINKKAI, CLAIM, SITUATI'I) WKST OK AND  AP.IOININl. TIIK "l.K ItOl" MINKHAI. CLAIM, IN THK  THAILCIlKKIC MINING CAMI', WKST KOOTKNAV, UU1TISH  COLL'.MIIIA.  Take notice that we, the Lc Hoi Mining & Siiiplting  Company (free miners' certificate number 501(!9), in.tenu  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to the gold'commissioner fora certilicaie of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim, and,  further, take notice that adverse claims must be sent to  the mining recorder and action commenced before tlie  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  THK LK HOI MINING & SMELTING COMPANY,  Ukokcsk M: Pos'iKU, President.  Dated the 25th day of June, 1801  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "liOLIJUN Mill'" MINKKAI. CLAIM, TUAIL CHEEK MINING  DIVISION.  Take notice tliat we, Thokla M. Dorniitzer, free miner's  certiticate No. .T0I..1II. and Joseph Dorniitzer, free miner's  certillcate No. ;')(;ii,i7, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate  of improvements for tne purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of Ihe above claim. And further lake notice, that  adverse claims must be sent to llie mining recorder and  action commenced before the issuance of such ccrtillcato  of improvements.  Dated this Sth day of September, 18!H.   ,,   ,  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  O.  K. MINKHAL CLAIM,   THAU,  CIlKKIC. MINING   DIVISION.  Take notice that we, John Y. Cole, free miner's certificate No./lOIHI!), I), J, Hughes, free miner's certillcate No.  WilliS, and Maurice OudIu, free miner'scertillcate No. All."SO,  intend, sixty days from tho date hereof, to apply to tho  gold commissioner for a certificate of Improvements, for  the iiurposeof obtainlngacrown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice tliat adverse claims must bo  sent lo tho mining recorder and action commenced bo-  fore tlio issuance of such certificate of Improvement.'*.  Dated this .'0th day of August, 18!H.  KJJ.T'  _.��� -** \  ��� ft-'*  -,i .* ���  ��_.*.'���_.  __->-..___-'  ��*i*;*}'  ,*-,.i  ...'..ii..'  ,r'lf   ft,,  ;������:������;���  UK.  ,��-- ��� -  _i-iij  *I* i   T iJ * i'  , Ufi1 <-AA i  m  op   -    *��� It  'V.HI'r  '  l   J  retJr  \*7 i.. 1,t/\  WW  > I  ���!'.  'it  :a* THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1894.  3  tt*��s.-*uuraraii��fHaa;  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,  ������-  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH......... .....President  Hon. G RO. A. nitUMMOND, Vice-President  B. S. CLOUSTON...  .. General Manager  nsrELsoisr B*R^_.*isro"E3:  N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.  ���   1IHANCHKS IN   LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in tho principal cities in Canada.  Buy and soil Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  GKANT COMMl-ICCIAL AND TKAVELLKKS1 CHKDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DUAKTS ISSUED; COLLECTIONS MADK; ETC.  SAVINGS :BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTKHEST (at present) 'Ah Per Cent.  TWO STRINGS.  At home in the park in England it was  Aviiite waiscoat weather, when -women appear in sweet cotton frocks, when the  social'-ail'buzzes with cricket and yachting talk, and men begin to feel their gout  and to say they must go to Homburg.  Up in the Himalayas, at a hill station,  the monsoon wa.s at its height. Drip,  drip, drip-���hammer, hammer, hammer���  for sometimes a day or a night at a  stretch, down upon the corrugated iron  root's of the bungalows, came the rain.  The frogs and the leeches, the fungi and  the ferns, grew and multiplied, but it was  enough to damp the cheeriest, giddiest  nature that ever reveled in the ceaseless  round of t'rivolty and fooling that goes on  at Murree.  Ten "o'clock at'night. A wood fire made  of clamp logs that declined to burn  brightly. The wind howling among the  deodars, the rain pelting, the shivering  servants rolled up in rugs asleep in their  own log huts���not a soul stirring in the  draughty little bungalow but herself. It  was most depressing; the kind of evening  when every worry, every error, everything you would rather not have said, assumes, inagniiied proportions and haunts  you.  So it was with Queenie Vayle, though a  more unlikely looking subject for the horrors of remorse antl depression did not exist. Such golden hair���the true dark gold  color, such appealing' brown eyes, and a  nose just the least bit turned-up to give  piquancy to the face, and only one aud  twenty.  They had considered themselves engaged ever since Queenie was in short  frocks with a pigtail of gold-brown hair;  and the hideous uniform of the Royal  Military College, Sandhurst, did its best,  though unsuccessfully, to take off from  lleggy Vaple's good looks and well set up,  manly figure. Then, in order to prevent  the. possibility of their ever changing  their minds or coining across anyone they  liked better than themselves, they were  married at the end of Queenie's first season, and prepared to make the acquaintance of the world together. It was  tempting the- gods, and the usual result  followed.  Two years later Vayle's regiment wa.s  ordered to India. Queenie's baby died���  the young mother and ayah together  muddled it to death; she got fever, and  the doctor packed her off to the hills,  lleggy could not leave.  To the Mayo hotel at Simree that season  sent up to recover himself in the cool from  a polo accident, lame and interesting,  came Cis Lorrimer, the ugliest fellow in  tlie Crimson' Cuirassiers, and the most  popular and the most fascinating. He  .found himself sitting at the table d'hote  next Mrs. Vayle, and he forthwith took  her under his charge. She was so new to  India, to life in general, and such a refreshing change from most of Cis's female  friends. Queenie's silly little head was  soon perfectly turned by the attentions  of a hero such as she had never met before; a man who, when hi.s foot was upon  his native Piccadilly, was one of a set royalty affected, and whose every nod and  ���word was accepted with effusion by the  elite of Simree society. In India, where  the table of-precedence is ruled by the  number of rupees drawn, a little flavor of  real aristocracy goes a long way.  Under the influence of Lorrimer.Queiuiie  Vayle developed wonderfully. She hud  come to Siiiiree a simple child; before  many weeks were out she was a woman���  , and a woman devoured with the great  passion of her life. The glamour of Lorrimer was oyer her; lleggy became more  -and more common place and uninteresting, because so familiar; her letters to  him fewer and fewer.  At last, however, he got one, the pen-  liingof which was, of all the foolish things  Queenie had done in her silly little life,  the most foolish. She wrote and told him  that she found she no longer loved him as  real love goes; but, having met the one  man in the world for her, she was off on a  trip into Cashmere with him. She was  very sorry, but she couldn't help it. and  hoped he'would forgive her; or words to  that effect.  lleggy Vayle���an  honest, straightforward, and very young Iihiglhhiuan, grilling away at I'unkahpoie���did not prove  ' of the ordinary type of patient, acquies-  ��� cent Anglo-Indian husband, who calls his  wife's ���*bow-wow" by hi.s Christian name  and takes care to give a few days' notice  before he runs up to the hill-station on  leave.  There wasa fearful scandal. Society in  India winks at a good deal, but the law  makes up for it by severity. Tlie Cashmere trip had to be cut short; the case  came on in the high court; and Cis Lorrimer had to sacrifice everything and make  a bolt of it somewhere   Japan or Austra  lia. The court ga.A7e him two years and  mulcted .him handsomely. He was absent  without leave, and, after the usual interval, the Gazette recorded that her majesty  haclnofurtherneedofhiSvServic.es.  *       ��� * *      ,   * *  And now another monsoon had come  around again, and Queenie Vayle sat solitary, listening' to the rain, utterly alone  in the world. Lorrimer made no sign, and  her family at home had cast her off as  completely as her husband. She felt so  utterly wretched that, she would have  given anything for a kind word from anyone. But women looked askance at her,  for in India great importance is attached  to the new commandment���thoushaltnot  be found out; and a.s to kind words from  nieu, well, it hadn't quite come to that  yet, though it might soon, Queenie felt.  For life was intolerable.  It was well-nigh intolerable to someone  else, too���a man who had arrived that day  from the plains, and was going on tomorrow into'Cashmere after big game. lleggy  Vayle felt in the thoroughly British mood  for killing something. He could not kill  Lorrimer, for he did not know where he  was to,be found. So he was going to kill  ibex.   '  It was by mere chance that in the hotel  reading-room he saw Queenie's name in  the visitor's list.   He had no idea she was  up at Murree,''and the shock of the 'stir-  prise gave, him the oddest impulse.   The  memory of Queenie rose up before him as  had been a year before���pure, lovely, his  own; and a great hunger came over the  man just to see her once'more, not to  speak to her, not even to let her know he  saw hei���only to see her for the last time.  In the dark veranda of Queenie's little  bung*alow stood'a tall figure, the rain running off his mackintosh in streams, on to  the flooring.   There was a chink between  the curtains,  and,  by pressing his face  against the pane he could see her distinctly.   The gleam of the lamp caught  her golden head, as she sat, with hands  clasped on her knee, gazing into-the fire,  looking utterly dejected, a lonely little  figure.   A "great feeling of jiity and  remorse stole over lleggy.   She looked so  young;   he  had  sworn   to love  and to  cherish her.    Instinctively lie stretched  out his arms toward her, when���-  A sepulchral cough sounded from the  corner of the veranda. It was the.watchman, the chokedar, who is supposed to  The maid, without a word, is showing  someone, into the dim room. Hands are  held out toward,her;  "Queenie! Queenie! at last I have found  you!"    -;  She gives a low cry of pain and half  turns away.  "Won't you speak to me? You never  answered. Speak to me now; do, Queenie.  I'm doing well; a different fellow; and���  and���I want you, Queenie."  She looks up at him for a few moments,  and then a light breaks upon her.  She motions hitn away,  "You inusii't speak like that, Cis. It  can't be!   It is all over!"  His face grew hard and set suddenly, as  if he had been struck a blow.  "What do you mean, Queenie? Has  anyone come between us?" v  She moves to the door that divides the  drawing room from the little dining-room  and opens it very.softly.  There is an odor of tobacco about the  room, and Reggy Vayle lies back in an  armchair enjoying an ante-prandial nap  and snoring slightly.  "Yes," she says, pointing to him, "some-  one-has���my husband!"  She crosses .the room on tiptoe and  bending her fair head over'the back of his  chair, kisses him lightly on the forehead.  When she goes back to the drawing-  room it is empty.  *     :. ��� * ���       *      '. > _     .*-.'.  Everyone knows how Cis Lorrimer, late  of the Crimson Cuirassiers, got into the  mounted infantry, in Egypt and was killed  at the Ghazi Dhru Wells business.  THE GREAT NAPOLEON ON LOVE.  and will soon be in  the valleys; so do  not delay in getting*  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  suiting's and trousering's  is very complete.  guard each bungalow at night, rousing in  his slumber and announcing his alertness.  Reg^y had no choice but to fly precipitately.  Inelian postal' officials are crassness itself. Vayle's had been to inquire for his  master's letters as soon a.s the latter had  arrived at Murree, and they were lying  on the table in his room when he returned  from his Enoch Ardeu visit. He opened  them mechanically. One began'" My own  darling Queenie," and was signed "Yours,  as ever, Cecil Lorrimer." The address on  the envelope was Mrs. Vayle, but neither  the postoflice people nor Vayle himself  had noticed it. A check for a large sum  fell from its folds.  It was a good letter, aud showed the  writer in a better light than he had appeared in before. All being lost for both  of them���for Queenie, home and fame;  for him, his position in the world, iu the  dear old corps���Lorrimer, who had been  getting his affairs straight, wrote to ask  her to come out at once to Tassmania to  marry him and start life afresh. It was  a straightforwared kind of letter, and it  was more. It was a love-letter. Queenie  had not been to him merely a toy, to be  played with and thrown aside.  Vayle sat with the letter in his hand  going through a great fight with himself.  He had'imagined that Queenie was utterly dead to him; that he had cast her  oil' forever. But now, with this other  man's offer lying before hi in, a queer feeling of jealousy came over him. He saw  her again as he had just seen her���lonely,  sad, desolate. He remembered her in the  old years; his little wife, she had called  herself, ever since she was in her teens.  All. her treachery was forgotten; he felt  he could not let her go.  Lorrimer's letter fluttered into the lire  and curled to ashes among the logs.  Ten minutes later Queenie starts at the  sound of an opening door, All the windows are doors in India, and none are ever  locked. She turns and shrieks, for a.man  stands in the veranda with a passionate  look on his face. He is kneeling before  her; his hands clutch hers convulsively.  For she looks to him just the same as she  did that Christmas when she blushed and  told him she was getting too big to be  kissed under the mistletoe���just the same  as she did in her bridal veil in the village  church at home.  ������Darling!" he pleades hoarsely, "darling! will you forgive me? Will you  come back to me?"  Far away in Tasmania the other one,  waiting and longing, is not in it. Itseems  so natural to rest her head on Reggy's  shoulder, and there lay down the weary  load of care and desolation which, oppressed her, and shut out forever the hideous nightmare of the iast few months;  and they are remarried within a few clays.  * * * * *  The scene changes to the park and  white waistcoat weather. Cis Lorrimer,  landed at Charing Cross that morning,  stands in a quiet corner under tlie trees,  with his hat tilted over his eyes, and sees  ghosts. Ghosts of the men and women he  has known in town before the Crimsons  sailed for India, five years ago. Men  grown stout, women gone off; men grown  bald, women with unmistakably increased  hair. Frocks new and wonderful; a new  curve in a hat brim. Familiar forms;  strange faces. But there, flitting down,  chatting gayly to nice-looking women, a  well-reinenil'jeretl I'ace with golden hair,  but looking happier, more peaceful, than  when he saw it last.  He watches her across the row and put  intoa hansom atthe corner by her friends.  Then he jumps into another and follows  it to Caigaiit.uan Mansions.  That evening, when the sunlight, darkened by the awning over the balcony,  casts deep shadows in the little drawing  room of the Hat, Queenie Vayle sits alone,  toying with her tea.  There is an electric ring, a footstep in  the tiny passage, tind a voice-well remembered���speaking, makes Queenie start  to her feet.  Love Injurious to Humanity and Fatal to  Individual Happiness.  Perhaps the most interesting contribution to the French reviews for the month  of September is a dialogue on love in the  Revue de Paris, which is affirmed to have  been written by Napoleon Bonaparte in  the year 1791, whilst lie was acting as lieutenant at Valence. M. Masson, who i.s a  great authority on all that concerns the  first Napoleon's private life, vouches for  the authenticity of the manuscript, and  explains in a preliminary note that the  Des Mazis who played the part of interlocutor in the curious conversation recorded was at the time these pages were  written Napoleon's dearest comrade and  friend. .  DesMazis: What is love . ...'.'���?  Bonaparte: I do not ask for a definition  of the passion. I myself was'once in love,  and have retained sufficient recollectiou  of the feeling to eschew those metaphysical definitions which obscure rather  thati make clear. I do not deny the existence of the feeling. But I consider the  -passion injurious to humanity and fatal  to individual happiness. Love is full of  evil, and Divine Providence could not do  the world a greater favor than to deliver  us from the passion.  Des Maz'is:    Without  love the world  might come to an end for all I care.  Bonaparte: Do not look at me with  such indignation, but answer me truly  why, since you have been dominated by  the tender passion, have you given up  society? Why are you neglecting your  work, your relations, your friends? You  spend all your day walking about alone,  waiting impatiently for the moment when  you will see Adelaide. ... . If you are  suddenly called upon to defend your  country, what will you do? What are  you good for ? Can one who is wholly influenced by the behavior of another be  trusted with the lives of his fellow-  creatures? Can a state secret be confided  to one who has no will of his own ? . .  Ah, how I detest a passion which can  thus change an individual! . . . A  glance, a nand pressure, a kiss���what are  in comparison to them your country or  your friends ? . . . You are twenty  years of age, and can choose between giving up your profession and continuing to  act as a good citizen. . . . If you adopt  the latter course, you must be ready to do  anything and everything for the state���  you must take up arms, become a man of  business, even a courtier, if the interest of  your country demands it. Ah! how  ample will be your reward. Time himself  will stand still, for your old age will be  surrounded by the respect and gratitude  of your kind. . . . You enslaved by a  woman 1   .   .    .  Des Mazis: . . . No, sir, you have  never been in love !  Bonaparte : 1 grieve for you. What!  you actually believe that love leads to  virtue. Why the passion proves a stumbling-block every step of the way. Be  sincere. Since this fatal feeling grew  upon you have you ever thought of any  pleasures but those of love? You will do  good or evil according to how your passion  sways you, for you and love are one. As  long as the feeling lasts you will be influenced uniquely by the passion. . . .  Yet, you must admit that the duties of a  citizen comprise the active service of the  state.   .   .   .   The House of Lords Must Go.  Speaking at Bradford, in Yorkshire, on  Saturday last, prime minister Kosebery  of Great Britain said the veto power exercised by the higher responsible chamber  would prevent the present parliament  from continuing for anything like the full  extent of its natural life. The next election would be fought on the question of  the continued existence of the house of  lords. The house, as it existed at present,  was a mockery and an invitation to revolution. The house of commons might vote  bills till they were black in the face; but  they must all go up, cap in hand, to the  lords, and ask them to pass the bills. He  favored the principle of a second chamber,  saying that the temptation of absolute  power was too great for any single person  or body. He believed that' the feeling of  I.he country on this point was the same as  his. The issue was the greatest that had  been presented since the country resisted  the tyranny of Charles Land James II.,  involving a revision of the entire constitution. The country had not given a  mandate to  the government at the last  Corner Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson  You will only be disappointed if you rely on getting a good  fit from the outside traveling tailors.   Fully 50 per cent of the suits made  by them require altering before they can be worn.    Then why send  away for suits, when you can get as fine goods and better fits at home?  I have received my fall and winter stock of woolens,  comprising suitings, coatings, trouserings, and overcoatings, in the latest patterns.  My prices will be as low as those of outside tailors.  )  )  Flour, $1.15 a sack.  Potatoes, $1.25 a hundred lbs.  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.  JULIUS EHRLICH, Manager.      Barrett Block, NELSON, and Rickey Block, COLVILLE.  TO THE  FRONT IN  FALL AND WINTER  GOODS.  Consisting" of Dress Goods, Ladies' Jackets, Capes, etc., Blankets,  Comforters, Pillows,  Floor and Table Oil Cloths, Ready-made Clothing, Gents' Furnishings,  Boots and Shoes, Rubbers, etc.  ALL ARE   INVITED   TO CALL AND  SEE  THE NEW GOODS,  WHICH WE ARE SELLING VERY  CHEAP FOR CASH. A.  D. A., Manager.  election to deal with the house of lords.  If it had it had not given the government  a sufficient majority. The government  must, therefore, walk warily; it must first  bring the commons into play. The government proposed tosubinitto parliament  a resolution, the exact terms of which he  would not state now, but affirming the  principal that the commons, in the partnership with the lords, was unmistakeably  the dominant partner. Such a resolution,  whicli in the present temper of the house  of commons, would undoubtedly be passed,  would represent the joint demand of the  government and the commons I'or a revision of the constitution, the question thus  entering upon a new phn.se. Then the  verdict of the country would be required,  and he felt sure that it would be as favorable as tlie verdict of the commons. These  steps would be taken as soon as the proper  time arrived. They would not be taken  immediately, because the government  hoped to pass upon some measures before  dissolving parliament. The government  threw down the gauntlet tothe lords,and  it was for (ho people to back the government up.   Somewhat Like Home.  A man from Kansas was making a trip  across the Atlantic, and during the passage the weather was extremely boisterous. One morning when it was blowing  great guns tlio Kansan appeared on deck.  Nobody was in sight except the captain.  "(Jo below there!" he shouted.  The passenger looked around to set. who  he wa.s talking to.,  "Vou mean me:*" he yelled back when  he saw there was no one else in sight.  "Of course I do: go below," and the  captain came alongside.  "Well, I guess not," protested the Kansaii. "I'm up here to see how oneof your  'mountain-high' waves and 'terrific^gales'  compares with what we have iu Kansas  iu the way of cyclones. Thisain'ta patch  to what I've see our way."  Before the captain could offer further  objection a big green wave came curling  over the place where the passenger stood,  and the next thing he knew he was swept  off his I'eet and carried aft over ropes and  boats and all the paraphernalia of a ship's  deck and landed in a heap in one corner,  where he was saved from being washed  overboard. When they got him out he  had a broken leg, a twisted shoulder, a  sprained wrist, his face looked as if it had  been dragged backward through a briar  patch, and he was unconscious. They  carried him to the captain's room, and  after much effort restored him to consciousness. Ih: gazed around a minute in  bewilderment, and his eyes fell on the  captain.  "Hy gravy, cap," he said feebly, "that  reminded me of home, only it was a dern  sight wetter."  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "HANNAH'' MINI'IJAI. ''I.AI.M, Hl'n'ATE IN Till: NKLSON  MININIi IHVIHION OK WKST KOOTKNAV, I.OCATKII ON  TOAD MOI'NTAIN.  Take notice lliai Kmiit< Klcli'lii'i', im nielli for Willimii  Slfiicliiin, free miner's cert illcnlc No. ,Vms, intends sixty  days from the dale hereof In ipply In the pild commissioner ffir ii cerlilicate of iiuplovcincnts fur tin; purpose  of oblahiliin a crn.vti Ki'anl In tin. above claim, and further lukc nut ire lliai adver-e claims umihI. lit! sent In lhe  tfold coiimiis-iniier nnd net ion commenced before the is-  Milium, (if such cerllllcnle nf improvements.  Haled (Iclnberl'lh. WM,  W. A. J0WETT  ii  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  I.KI'HKSKNTLNO  ; Confederation Life Association. The I'ho.tiix Kire  Insurance Coiimaiiy. The I'oniiiiion HuildiiiK & IjOiiii  Association <��f I'ormitu. Ktc.  MINES INSPECTED   AND  REPORTED   UPON.  Severn] Kood '���''* '" Kovernincnt townsites of New Denver and Nelson to 1)4! sold cheap.  Siores nnd olllees to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river nunr Robson, or will sell.   Good option unity.  LOTS    IN   ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  M  Apply  W.  al once to  A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  ASSAY OUTFIT  FOR  SALE.        :  ale, iiieludint,' bill-  Liii'K*' and complete assay plant for  mice-,, furnace, and chemicals. If not sold by private  bargain on or before September lAth, It will be sold by  auction al Nelson. Vor further particulars apply to K  Apple wait e,< orncr Victoria and Kootenay streets, Nelson,  ULJ>   ,J,    .���-��   '-   Ti    -r��,'|\^lU^---=r--;M-iiK^r-'^-7---- v  ���-��� -u* . i "i,>'iir.,,..'M.,{V"','L',!"lll V   ,���'!"'V- -1 '* "-'^ V"-*1''''TO  JBI&  'ttp^Sr't'"*"  P$*&  ii.  m  it  if".-  *  n  -"**** i        ii.     ���r ' "it" i in i   i i n i i ii ii  ii ii       ir���r-fii i hiii in i iii   i        . I ��� _    .,   ,, ,, _ -_   E "^s��*:  }���***  .���>-I tf/A&stc-^"v-'���**���"**^���>*-"'.'iU\'���'.���/������..������>,'I���!,���?;:�� ������_',-;w,***wjn iX.v,<${,��� -,"��� r.-.*'K'--'��� r^y?Hfy**? sfctfy**^?'"!".*'"':  THE TMBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER ii,\l894..  ^���*-**~lrvr^'^-T^b'r-'-=-'>--*jir.~^-.Tr*l��.-<+r^---..^-'*-.^-..-<^- -i-^-^~.��_.-������._.-_/___��  A full Rang-e of Woolen Shirts and Underwear to suit everyone's taste and  pocket. A very complete stock of Boots and Shoes at hard-time prices. Suits,  Coats, and Pants, Rivetted 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.  J. C. Hykert, .Ir., of her majesty's customs s(i_;vi��. and pioneer ranchman on ICootoiiuy river,  st.eiitju.st-'lioiirsuml 12minui.es in Nelson oiiThursday.  lie hadn't time to talk.  W. G. Maet'arlane,  who has made his  home at Nelson for the last three years, and who for  several years previous was, well known in lhe towns on  tho mountain section of the Canadian Pacific, left Nelson  for Kngland on Wednesday. Mr. Macfarluno has been in  bad health for a year or more, and goes to , Kngland in  hopes of getting relief. I'efore leaving, his friends gave  him a testimonial of their regard. If his health is restored Mr. Maefarlane intends to attend lectures in London and graduate as a full-Hedged doctor of medicine.  "Doc," our good wishes go with you. .���������"'.  Dr. LaBau, who returned from Spokane  on Wednesday, says the display of fruits and vegetables  at the Spokane fair indicate that the vast stretch of  country between the Cascade range on the west and the  Rocky mountains on tho east cannot.be excelled for producing fruits and vegetables, and that there is no reason  why both should not be sold in Kootenay at prices below  those ruling at present.  The lot next tothe postoflice in Nelson  lias been leased to parties who intend opening a meat  market. A building is already well under way. At no  time since the fall of 18S!) has there been a cessation in  building operations at Nelson, yet the town is not, even  now, as large as Chicago.  Postolliee  inspector Fletcher  came to  South Kootenay and has gone back to Victoria. Whether  his visit will result in our people getting their mail  matter more promptly remains to be seen. Hereafter  mails for New Denver and Three Korks will be despatched  from Nelson on Tuesdays and Thursdays bv way of ICaslo  and on Sundays by way of Robson and Nakusp.  A few property owners have, in times  past, expended a good "deal of money and labor in grubbing ana grading Haker street. Surely it is hardly fair  to require them to do the work over again. The street  between Ward and Josephine is beginning to look much  like a hog-wallow prairie, owing to the earth from cellars  and excavations being dumped in it. The attention of  the assistant commissioner of lands and works is called  to the matter. _:  Hevelstoke Mail'27th:   "Alex Sproat,  mining recorder at New Denver, and Mrs. Maud Donahue, a charming young widow of the same town, were  married at the Methodist parsonage here on Wednesday.  Mr. Sproat had jus, returned from, a business trip to the  coast, and the lady c line up by Tuesday's boat. .1. D.  Graham, our popular government agent, who is a personal friend of Mr. Sproat, was best man. Tlie happy  couple left for New Denver on Thursday."  Methodist services in Hume's hall Sunday morning and evening. Morning subject. "Lord of  the Sabbath;" evening subject. "Our Own Fault."  Last week George 11. Naden slipped off  quietly to Spokane a single man and returned a married  man. The marriage ceremony took place at the hotel Spokane on theifrd ultimo. Rev. Joseph Heaven ofticiating.  The bride was Miss Margaret Dunn of Sowerby, Ontario.  Mr. and Mrs. Naden returned to Nelson on Saturday.  The men who subscribed money to build  a variety theatre at New Dan ver very wisely conclude-":  to give up the theatre enterprise and turn I he money into  the sleigh-road fund. Roads, not variety theatres, build  permanent towns.  Tom Trenery and Cole Murehison have  opened a hotel at Three Forks.  . The Miner says The Triiujnk hit captain Fitzstubbs when he was a dying man. Well, didn't  the captain live long enough to hit back���with a club in  tbe shape of a ��10,000 libel suit.  Fresh fish and oysters twice a week.   C. IvauflJnaii.  The Independent Pork and Poultry Market has pork-  sausage, Franklin sausage, bologna sausage, liver sausage, blood sausage, dressed poultry, veal, and pork.  Branch market at Kaslo.   John Oatcs, proprietor.  Fat turkeys, ducks, and chickens always on hand.  International Commission Company, Nelson.  Choice apples and pears, by the box, a specialty. C.  KaufFinan.  Try a pound of N. W. T. butter. 25 cents. C. Kauffman  thrown away; They then went to look  for a grade on the same side of the gnleh  as the railroad track, and they found a  feasible route on whicli a road can he built  at very moderate cost and will: form a  permanent improvement, to the town.  The road will start at the northern limit  of the town and will be carried to the  railway depot, where it will cross the  track. It will then follow the line of the  old trail to the point of intersection with  the old Mountain Chief trail. From that  point,'.instead of climbing to the stars,  like the old government trail, it will  quarter,round the hill and commence to  descend as. soon as the. canyon is passed  and recross the railway trabk'into the bed  of Carpenter creek a short distance west  of the concentrator.' The disadvantage  of this route is that it is on the wrong  side of the gulch from the mines, but to  counterbalance that, it will give the town  a good road to the railway depot, and be  of permanent use. Work litis already  been begun ou the line of the road and it  will be pushed through to completion.  Every citizen and well wisher of the town  should help out tlie road to the extent of  his ability. If he cannot give money, let  him give Avork. It is as good. The road  will make the town, increase the volume  of business, and raise the value of all  property. No man in New Denver has a  right to an idle moment until it is completed." ��� ���    :  Pretty Good Proof.  The Vancouver World and the Victoria  Colonist and the Kamloops Sentinel, all  three organs of the Davie government,  denied that Mr. Martin made any pledge  to the opposition in order to be returned  unopposed on accepting  office  as  chief  ���omiuissioner of  lands and works.   Mr.  Semlin, the leader of the opposition, who  was present when the pledge was given  says:   "Martin gave a distinct pledge, as  ���i 'member of tlie government,   that  he  would refuse any assistance to the British  Pacific railway scheme, and, if any measure in aid wa.s carried iu council, he would  at once resign and oppose such measure  in the house.   How, in the face of these  promises,. made in the presence, of Mar-  pole, Mara, Mcintosh, Sword, and myself,  the World can say that Martin gave no  pledges or assurances to the leader of the  opposition and Sword,   passes belief.   I  provided that anything done at the conference was not to be considered private,  so the press can make any use it pleases  of the situation."   Pretty good proof that  the three organs simply print what their  masters tell them.  navigable waters in the world, more than  18,000 feet above the the sea. This steamer,  which belongs to the Peruvian government, and is to be used.for freight and  passenger traffic, was built on' the Clyde,  in Scotland, then taken apart in more  than a thousand pieces and shipped'to  Mollentlo by sea. Jt was then carried to  Puna by railway and transported, over  ���������theTmoimtains on the backs of llamas and  mules, and put together by a Scotch  engineer. ���  The Czar is Dead.   ,  ��� London, Nov. 1.���The czar died at ���IB-  o'clock this, afternoon. "This was the information contained in a private dispat.ch  received by theqtieen of Denmark, mother  ���of the czarina, and is confirmed by the  dispatches received at Paris and Berlin  from Lividia and St. Petersburg.  MEAT MARKETS.  Baker Street,   Nelson.  Front Street, Kaslo.  Slocan Street, Three  Forks.  arc prepared to supply every town, mining cam]), nnd  mine in South Kootenay with beef, mutton, veal, pork,  and sausage'; also, with side and breakfast bacon and  sugar cured and smoked hams. Orders by mail carefully filled and promptly forwarded.  POTATOES $23 A TON  ARE   BUILDING   A   SLEIGH   ROAD.  The  Right Man Took  Hold and Everything  Moved as if Greased for the Occasion.  It remained for a mining man, J. J.  Moyuahan, to get the people of Sew Denver iu a mood to do something more than  talk about building a sleigh road between  that place and Three Forks. Here is the  way it was done, according to The Times  of the 27th:  "Last Monday it occurred to the New  Denver citizens that it was time to be up  and doing if they were to have a road this  winter. J. J. Moyuahan was the man  who concluded to canvass the town ami  see what could be raised. He began his  canvass after supper, and before 10 o'clock  over $500 were subscribed. By noon on  Tuesday over $800 were on the list, all  with one exception iu subscriptions of $50  and under. J. A. Finch headed (lit: list  with $50._ On Wednesday a meeting  of subscribers was held to put the  matter in shape. K. H. Kerr was  voted into the chair anil \V. Thomlinson  was appointed secretary. An executive  committee, consisting of \V. Thomlinson  (treasurer), W. Hunter, and Neil (Jething,  was appointed to push construction  through. Another committee of live, consisting of Angus MeCillivray, \V. II.  Brandon, D. McLennan, \V. li. Will, and  A. Wallace, was appointed to go over the  ground along with the executive com nut-  tee anrl'choose the best route. A special  vote of thanks was passed to .J. >J. Moyuahan for his public spirit and energy in the  matter. Ol the two committees, seven  members examined the ground most  thoroughly on Thursday. Their report  was unanimously to the effect that if Sew  Denver were sold by auction it could not  raise money enough to build a road along  the line of the government survey. They  then experimented on lhe bed of the  creek, and cone,'tided that lo put a road in  tJiere would cost loo much money to be  The Authorship of a Poem.  To the Editor of The Tribuxe: I dislike to spoil a well-told story, but, in the  light of events as have come to my notice,  the authorship of the posm, entitled  "Walk," published in your issue of  October 1.3th, is different from that  given therein. Billy DeVere, a variety  theatre man, who, the last time I heard of  him, was on Paget sound, once told me  that he was the author, and that Denver,  Colorado, was the town he meant in liis  muse. DeVere was connected with variety  theatres in Colorado and New Mexico and  at one time was an employee of Tom  Kemp, now of Kaslo. After the great lire  in Spokane, in 188!), DeVere was proprietor  of the Hudweiser concert hall, a teuton  Front street. One night in a side-room  he repeated those lines to Al Cray, now  living on the outlet, and the writer, iiml  claimed their authorship. DeVere also  composed similar verse, which he sang on.  his own stage. Ii. II. Kk.mp.  The Fifteen-Ball Tournament.  On Saturday night the second of a  series of games for the championship in  lil'teen-ball pool was played at Ward's  billartl rooms on Vernon street. The first  game was won by .lames Neelands and  the second by .Jacob Dover, who is making  wonderful progress  score stood:  Dover  8  l.rlti.h H  International Commission Co.  NELSON, B. C.  is   an  expert.   The  Neelands  Tallmire .  W. Ward  1'iirkin ...  Tiillmiri!  I.eiich ..  Dover  ..  Dover  Duvi'i  Sprout   T. M. Ward.    Hi Itu.ssnll       �� i Wixon    Hi Ink     H i l,oiitfl(.y. ..  HKt'ONI)   IN.VINtl.    Hi I'arkiii      Hi Ncolandx....    HI W. Ward ...  Tlllllll   INMNti.    Hi Tullmii'i- ���  I'IN.M,  INNI.Nfi.    H! I.(;itcli    Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A Steamboat 13,000 Foot Above tho Sea,  A   triumph  in   mechanics   is  reported  from  the mounlniiis  of  I'eru,   where  a  twin-screw steamer o  long and 3D I'eet with  fully laiincliedon lake'11  'rlO tons,  170  I'eet  las been success-  iticaca, the highest  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. ShinglcK,  laths, sash, doors, moulding.., eto. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  NELSON J5TABLES.  WILSON  & SEALE,  o?'e_!_a._m:st-ii!"e:is.  Contracts for hauling ore and merchandise made wilh  mine owiu.ru and merchants. Job teaming attended to.  .Stable on Vernon street, opposite Turner & ICirkpatriek's.  Sawmill for Sale.  A complete sawmill, Russell make, with two D'sslon  huws ("><) and .18 inch), iron-lop saw frame, carriage and  I ruck, patent dog "ii head-blocks, rone feed woi-kh, side  edger, ciittill' saw rigger, I'liienix boiler and engine, !l by  ll! cylinder.., .'(d-horse power holler. Price on board ears  lit Iluckeyi! station on Spokane & Northern I dill way,  $1000. Address Julius Khrllch, Nelson, II, C��� or Thomas  Holland, Clayton, Washington,  we have been clearing out our OLD STOCK OF,GROCERIES and waiting on.  the C. P., R. to bring in our NEW STOCK.   The soulless corporation  above referred to can NEARLY ALWAYS be depended on  to transport goods with dispatch, 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 customers.    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 in  <     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,  C. . & 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.  Vernon Street, Nelson.  Telephone 27.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.  and from this time on, or until further notice, we will sell Groceries, Crockery ware, Glassware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats,  Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, etc., at a fair profit, for Cash.  Liquors and Cigars, at wholesale only.  should  Nelson,  call on  before  in need of Tableware  Jacob Dover, Jeweler,  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 Winnipeg1. Mail  your orders and they will be attended  to.   Store, Houston block, Baker Street.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Attention!  A. D. AIKENHEAD,  MANAGER.  e  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.  If to myself there added he ���       .  My third, my sixth and five times three,  Five score and five the sum will be.  What is my number?   Tell it me.  Multiply the answer to the above by 10 and you will get  an idea of 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.  T  g^^^rres?^^  i

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