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 ftpwnoiol Library  /^W*^  Wt/isf) 1894  Presents ah Unequalled Field for the Developer  of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,  Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in Producing Mines.  THIRD   TEAR,-NO. 1.  ��ft/A," B.Ji  KELSON,  BRITISH COLUMBIA,. SATURDAY, VNOVEMBER 24,   1894.  .RAILROADS  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make  the  Mining   Camps  and  Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the Year  Round.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  THE   MINES   AND   THEIR   OUTPUT.  Shipments for the Week Amounted to Twenty-  seven Thousand Dollars In Value.  TKA1I, UKHKK  DISTItlCT. Toils.  November 17.-1.0 Hoi mine, in bulk, to Kusl. Helena, ^  Montana .",������,;"; "V,' ","iV V "  November 17-Win- ICagle in me, in bulk, to hust 11 el-  ena, Montana, ��� :  -"  ���       8I.OOAN  IMSTKIOT.  November 17.���Slocan Star mine, to Omaha  IM  November 17.-Sloenn Star mine, to Omaha.....��� ��� ��� ...Uli  Total..,......:.......... ......-��� "������'������" .����*���  Approximate Value.  Trail Creek district ore (gold)."...-. ��� S *f 30j[  Hloean district ore (silver and load) ���  -'���''������>��  Total    ��� ���   , Previously reported.   Total, no far, for month of November,  .. .��10.9.00  ...  OS.ItoO  ...S!15,:��)0  A Mica Deposit Discovered Near Nakusp.  A mica deposit has been discovered on  the west side of Upper Arrow lake, about  3 miles distant from the lake as the crow  flies and 5 miles by trail. One of the  -discoverers, Mr. McWharrie, was in Nel-  * son this week. He says that the deposit  lias been uncovered twenty feet, with  neither wall in sight. Mr. McWharrie  claims that there .will be no difficulty in  taking it out in blocks that will make a  finished product 12 by 12 inches in size.  Jn color, the sample exhibited at Nelson  was clear white. Mica is worth S(>00a ton  in manufacturing centers. The mine will  be Avorked this winter.  Pretty Good Gravel.  William Kirkup, who is mining in the  Big Bend country, was in Nelson this  week securing a lease on the placer ground  ���which he is working. He said that the  owners of the Gold Hill claim on French  creek took out $2500 with four men iu five  Aveeks, and that, too, without touching  bedrock. They Avere drifting in gravel.  The Gold Hill" claim is owned by Angus  Beaton and Frank Vandall.  Not Enough Snow.  John King, one of the discoverers of the  Dardanelles mine, in Kaslo district, and  who is now working on the Cariboo, one  of the Dardanelles group, under a lease,  says-that there, is not enough snow to  rawhide ore to the wagon .road, but that  there is enough to make it disagreeable  for miners working outside.   The Cariboo  lease, while not a  big thing, is good for  Avages. _______  Average Copper Quotations.  For the first ten months of this year the  United States exported to England and  France 28.8(i(i tons of tine copper, as against  17,522 tons from Chili and 10.(503 tonsfrom  all other countries. The average price of  copper at Liverpool for the ten months  . Avas ��10 13s !)d per ton of 22-10 pounds, or  8.8 cents a pound, as against 9.7 cents in  NeAV York for the same period.  The Ratio is 29 to 1.  On the  1st instant, at Liverpool, England, 'an  ounce  of  standard   gold   was  quoted as being saleable at 77s K)��d and  mi ounce of standard silver 2si>3-l(>d, or  at a ratio of 20 to 1.   Soft Spanish lead  Avas quoted at ��0 17s fid per ton of 22-10  .pounds. _______  They Refused the Offer.  McKinnon and KirkAvood, who own  several prospects on Ten-mile creek, Slo-  eau district, were recently offered $20,000  for them on a bond, 10 per cent cash.  They refused.the offer.  After a Gold Property.  John A. Fiuch is about closing a deal  for the Little Daisy, a claim on Eight-  mile creek, Slocan district. The price  mentioned is $35,000. The ore is free-  milling gold.   Royal Families in Trade.  Richard Wolfendeu, printer in British  Columbia to the queen's most excellent  majesty, is a most painstaking and  A\rorthy official, but he evidently labors  under the belief that royal rulers alone  are knoAvn by numerical names. He probably knows that the royal prince of  Wales Avill some day, if lie outlives his  royal mother, be Itkhvard the Seventh.  But as a well-informed printer, he should  know that there are royid families engaged in trade���-in occupations other than  opening parliaments and playing baccara.  In America there are royal families engaged in sucli occupations as building and  operating raihvays, and developing and  AA-orking mines. Butte, Montana, has her  George Irvin the Third, a mining man  aud politician of almost national repute.  Spokane, Washington, has her Austin  Corbin the Second, a rising young railway  man, who is a director of the Nelson ifc  Fort Sheppard Railway Company. It is  this latter-named gentleman whom Mr.  Wolfenden should become acquainted  Avith, then he would not be guilty of making such absurd mistakes as he has made  in the last number of the British Columbia Gazette. In that ollicial record of  the doings aud misdoings of the loyal  subjects of her most gracious majesty the  queen, Mr. Wolfenden designates Austin  Corbin 2nd secretary of the board of  directors of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Railway Company. Mr. Wolfenden,  never let that mistake occur again, for it  might lead to an international difficulty  that oiii1 diplomats could not settle.  An Exorbitant Charge.  If the Vernon Ncavs got $500 for printing tho voters' list of the east riding of  Yale, it got $100 more than the work was  worth. That rid ing has but 7-J(i registered  voters, and 07 cents a namo(oraline) is an  exorbitant charge. And all the more so  when Tho News did not do the work it  self. We do not know how much The  Miner ot Nelson was paid for printing the  voters' lists of the north and south riflings  of AVest Kootenay���1307 names iu all; but  we do not believe it was to exceed $175,  and the work Avas done in The Miner  office, and not in an office at Vancouver.  Thk Tuiuunk printed both lists and didn't  charge a cent.  GOVERNMENT   PAP.  How it Was Ladled Out to the Newspapers  in Yale and Kootenay.  The public accounts for the fiscal year  ending June 30th, 18IM-, show which are  the spoon-fed- newspapers. The public  accounts also show the anionut of revenue  paid by each district. Yale district contributed $0(5,380.50 and West Kootenay  $50,370.31. The nine newspapers in West  Kootenay Avere paid $074.01 for publishing sundry notices, while the three.newspapers in Yale were paid $1143.87. hi the  north riding of West Kootenay, the Revelstoke Mail and its predecessor, The Star,  drew $243.05 of the pap, while the Nakusp  Ledge got $1.10.0(5; or a total of $350.71 for  the riding. In the s'biith riding, the Nelson Miner got $127.20, the Nelson Tribune  $74.15, the Kaslo Examiner $02.45, the  Kaslo Times $37.81, the Slocan Prospector  $12, and the Kaslo Claim $1.92; or a total  of $31.4.00. Over in Yale, the Kamloops  Sentinel Avas spoon-fed to the extent of  $428.42, the Vernon News $703.(55, and the  Fairview Advance $.10.80. In East Kootenay, the Golden Era, the only paper."in.  the district, got $128.33.  These figures are instructive. Surely  the people of the south riding of West  Kootenay, who paid forty-odd thousand  .'dollars of the revenue contributed by the  district, Avere as fairly entitled to as much  notice of the doings of the government as  were the people of the north riding, avIio  contributed but fifteen thousand dollars  of the revenue; and the people of both  together Avere surely entitled to as much  information as the people of the east riding of Yale, avIio contributed less revenue  than the people of the south riding of  West Kootenay. Yet the Vernon NeAvs  got $703.05, or $29.04 more than all the  newspapers in West Kootenay combined.  The people of each district are fairly  entitled to official notice of any government business that concerns them, and  there is no objection to the notice being  given in neAvspapers that-support the  government in power,' in preference to  newspapers that are in opposition, provided, always, that the governmen" organ  has the larger circulation in the district  in which it is printed; but there can be  no good reason advanced for letting the  people of one district know all about  what concerns them, and denying like information to the people of another district. .Judging by the amount paid the  Vernon News, the people of the east riding of Yale got all the information they  were entitled to, while the people of the  south riding of West Kootenay didn't.  Judgment Summonses an Outrage.  Bringing men up in court on judgment  summonses is a violation of the rights  of the subject. No man should be put in  prison because unable to pay his debts.  If merchants sell goods to those avIio are  impecunious, they should not be given  the power to imprison others Avho are  playing in hard luck. Many men willing,  but unable, to pay debts contracted when  times Avere good, are yanked up on judg-  mentsummonses, compelled to tell in open  court all about what they are doing and  Avhat they do with their earnings, and if  their answers are not satisfactory to the  judge, they are sent to prison. Any man  with the spunk of a louse will resent such  interference Avith his rights, and there is  no good reason why the province should  be put to the expense of boarding impecunious debtors merely because some  creditor made a mistake in selling goods  Avithout first getting pay for them.  Gosh! Isn't America a Free Country?  "Hob" Ingersoll at the Grand Opera  House in Cincinnati last Sunday night  made light of the dogmas of the Bible.  Ata Methodist ministers' meeting on Monday Rev. Paul C. Curnick declared that  it was a disgrace to Cincinnati that its  authorities should have permitted Ingersoll to talk, laugh, and scoff at Jehovah.  He thought the ministers association  ought to take immediate steps towards  swearing out a warrant for IngersoH's  arrest on the charge of blasphemy. Rev.  Mr. Villatte said in reply that he did not  believe in the suppression of free speech,  besides they could not get a jury iu Cincinnati to convict Ingersoll on any such  charge. Mr. Curnick, after some further  discussion, proceeded with his paper in  which he asserted that labor unions were  all wrong aud that one great fault of the  workingmen was that they advocated a  reform of the existing constitution.  THE   MINERAL   ACT.  A Fraud Perpetrated.  Some three or four years ago, a man  named  McBride located a tract of land  (part of a school section) within the limits  ol* the city of Tacoma, claiming that it  was placer land. The location was resisted by the state of Washington, to  whom the land belongs. Exhaustive tests  weie made, and they all Avcnt to show  that there was not an ounce of gold in a  million cubic yards of the earth. Yet, in  the face of all these tests, the register and  receiver of the United States laud office  for that land district have given McBride  the land. No greater fraud was ever per-  pcrtated in a United States land cilice,  and there has been many a one put  through successfully.  The Amendments Should be Those on Which  There is Little Difference of Opinion.  The member for the south riding of  West Kootenay made his maiden .speech  in the legislature on Thursday. It was in  effect that the government-should give  outlying camps and settlements roads and  trails to transportation routes, and that  the Mineral Act should be amended so as  to make claims 000 by 1500 feet, instead of  1500 feet square.   ',.-.- . ;  There can be no difference, of opinion as  to the necessity of roads and,trails, but  there is a difference of opinion as to making the suggested change in the Mineral  Act. The opinion of mining men,���we  mean men who Avork mines as a business venture,���is that a law tha.t confines an operator within his lines is far  preferable to one that allows him to follow a vein to"any depth. Under the one,  he knows exactly .what he is entitled to"  Under the other, he too often has to establish his rights in the courts.  The Mineral Act should be amended to  allow claim owners to acquire surface  rights; to allow delinquent co-OAViiers to  be advertised out; to better define what  shall be annual assessment work; and to  do away with the tax imposed on men  working in or about mines. All these  amendments are really important.  Regarding the first and second, there is  no difference of opinion.  Regarding the third, no one should be  allowed to hold mineral claims from year  to year by doing colorable Avork.. Actual  work should be a requirement, and there  is only one way todeline actual Avork, and  that is by requiring a certain number of  feet to be done iu shaft or tunnel. It will  be contended that a uniform requirement  Avould Avork a hardship on the owner of a  claim in hard rock as against the OAvner of  a claim in soft rock. No requirement can  be made that Avi.ll not Avork a seeming  hardship on someone. .But the law as at  present works to the disadvantage of  everyone concerned. The claim owner  who pays to have his assessment work  done, is, nine times in ten, actually defrauded, for the Avork even when actually  performed does not develop the claim.  Tlie claim OAvner Avho '.performs the work  hi msel f too of ten huu ts for an .easy., place  to make an open cut, instead of sinking or  tunneling on the vein. The development  of camps and districts is retarded, as  mining men on the lookout for prospects  are not iu the habit of paying any attention to districts in which the development work is mainly pot holes.  Regarding the fourth, the amendment  is one that should have been made years  ago, for no man Avorking for Avages, in a  mine or elseAvhere, should be taxed for the  privilege of doing so.  The County Court.  A session of the county court, judge  Spinks presiding,' commenced at Nelson  on Monday and Avas adjourned on Wednesday, in order to allow of courts being  held at Revelstoke and Donald on or near  schedule time. Over seventy cases Avere  disposed of. About a third of the cases  Avere judgment summonses, or, in other  words, actions to imprison impecunious  debtors. What a farce! Hereafter the  court is to be a sort of traveling menagerie, giving exhibitions at Nelson, Kaslo,  Three Forks, New Denver, and Nakusp.  Oregon Claims a Record.  Oregon has long been celebrated as the  laud of big red apples and red-cheeked  children, and the supply of both is pretty  Avell maintained. Some do more in keeping up the record than others, but a  couple by the name of Jarrett lnure, we  believe, broken the record for Oregon,  and are probably world beaters. They  have five living children, born to them  within a period of one year. The triplets,  two boys and a girl, are about three years  of age, and the twins, a boy and a girl,  are less than a year younger. Mr. and  Mrs. Jarrett came from Missouri.  DOES  NOT   FILL   THE   BILL.  Amended  Change in Tariff.  The Nelson <fc Fort Sheppard railway  has submitted, and the lieutenant-governor in council has approved, a new passenger and excess baggage tariff, as follows: Passenger tariff���Waneta to Heaver,  50 cents: Beaver to Meadows, 50 cents;  Meadows to Salmon, 30 cents: Salmon to  Hall, 75 cents; Hall to Summit, 25 cents:  Summit to Nelson, 35 cents; or Waneta  to Nelson, $2.50. Excess baggage Between stations, 11 cents a hundred pounds;  between Waneta and Nelson, 00 cents.  There is But One Issue.  Dr. Walkem, member for one of the  Nanaimo districts, said in reply to Mr.  Martin, member for north Yale, that he  was opposed to the building of railroads  for the promotion of private enterprises  with public money. So far, Dr. Walkem  is the only member of the legislature, except the member for the south riding of  West Kootenay, who has come out Hat-  footed on the railway aid issue, the one  issue of importance to the people of the  province.   The Third Year.  With this number Tiik Tmnr.VH begins  its third year.  While its owners have not  made an independent fortune, and are  not likely to if captain Fit/,stubbs wins  his $10,000 libel suit,- -they are satisfied  that they have done as well as their neighbors. No promises were made when Tllio  TiumiNK was started, and none will he  made now. The subscription price is two  dollars a year, strictly in advance, and no  subscription taken for less Minn a year.  A  Bill That Should   be   Radically  Before Becoming a Law.  The first Ijill introduced  in the legislature at this session is entitled, "An  act  relating to workingmen's wages, and to  make-better-provision for the payment  thereof." It'wits introduced by Mr. Davie.  Section 3 reads:    "In the absence of an  agreement in writing to the contrary, the  entire amount of wages earned by or payable   to  any  Avorkman engaged..or employed ia manual  labor shall be paid to  such workman at intervals of not more  than one week."  Section 4 reads: "The Avages due to  workmen, employed on any contract,  Avork, or undertaking shall, subject to the  employer's rights as mentioned in section  15 hereof, be a first and paramount charge  upon the moneys due the contractor by  theemployer under or in respect of the  contract, work, or undertaking: Provided  that service of notice of attachment, as  hereinafter mentioned, the employer  shall be at liberty to pay the contractor  all moneys that have accrued due and are  payable by the employer to the contractor under or in respect to the contract,  work, or undertaking."  Section 9 reads: "Any workman' Avhose  wages remain unpaid' for twenty-four  hours after they have become payable  and have been demanded may serve the  employer, or his attorney or agent, with  a notice of attachment in the Form No. 1  set forth in the schedule hereto, or to the  effect thereof; and upon service thereof  all moneys due and thereafter to become  due and payable to the contractor shall  be attached, and shall be retained by the  employer until the court in which the  claim is heard shall direct to whom and in  what manner the same are to be .paid.  But any employer may pay into the aforesaid court the sum mentioned in the  notice of attachment if such sum is an ascertained and fixed sum, and the receipt,  of the clerk of such court for the said  sum shall be a full discharge to the employer of his liability under the attachment."  Section 10 reads: uln the event of the  workmen obtaining judgment against the  contractor for wages claimed, or any part  thereof he may obtain from the court an  order, iu the Form No. 2 in the schedule  hereto, or to the effect thereof, for the  : payment by the contractor's employer of  the amount of the judgment, or may serve  a copy of such order upon such employer,  or hi.s attorney or agent."  . Section 15 reads: "If the employer  served with notice of attachment and  order for payment shall fail to pay as  aforesaid, the workman may sue for and  recoA'er in his own name in any court having jurisdiction in the matter the moneys  attached by any proceeding which the  contractor might have taken had there  been no attachment under this act, subject to the right of the employer to set off  against the workman's demand all moneys  properly paid by the employer to the contractor under the contract prior to the  service of the notice of attachment, and  also all moneys Avhich the contractor was  at the time of the service of the notice of  attachment liable to pay to the employer  under the contract, or in consequence of  any breach or non-performance thereof."  This bill, like all others drawn up by  Mr. Davie, is so ambiguously worded thai  the ordinary mind fails to grasp its meaning; the sections that are worded so as  to be understood are worthless if enacred  into hiAv. For instance, section 3 provides  that workmen shall be paid weekly in the  absence of an agreement in writing to the  contrary. If workmen should be paid  weekly, Avhy leave a loophole for employers to evade such payment? .All that is  necessary for employers to do to evade  weekly payments is to have blank contracts on hand and require the workman  to sign one before employing him. The  average man will sign almost any kind of  he is in need of eniploy-  a contract when  nient.  Under section I, the Avages due the  workmen are to be a first charge upon  any moneys due the contractor by the  employer of the contractor: but section  15 gives the employer a loophole through  which to evade paying the workmen a  ��� cent, for does it not say that he has the  right to set off against the workman's demand all moneys properly paid by the  employer to the contractor, and, also, all  moneys the contractor may be liable to  him for breach or non-performance of  contract.  What is wanted is employers of labor  to have a regular pay-day, whether it is  weekly or monthly, wages to be a first  and paramount charge against the property of the employer. The place of payment should be where the work is performed, or as near thereto as is convenient for both parties. Employers should  not be allowed to issue time-checks payable at a future date, but all time-checks  should be made payable on demand.  Kmployers have no right to compel  workmen whom they discharge, or who  may quit of their own accord, before a  regular pay-day, to either hang around  for weeks for their pay or discount their  time-checks at the office of some shylock  who stands in and divides up with the  employer.  Workingmon, as a ride, can not. afford to  employ lawyers to collect the small sums  due them for wages, even if they had the  time to do so. Once out of employment.,  a workingimin must rustle for another  job, which he often fails to Iind iu the  same neighborhood where lie was last employed. Hundreds of workingmen have  been cinched in West Kootenay iu the  last two years, simply because tlicy could  not iifford to remain in the district and  fight'for their rights iii the courts. And  workingmen are being'^cinched in the district today by men avIio'. toil not, neither  do they spin.'but they do live on the fat  of the" land by cashing'time-checks at a  discount of 10 per cent.   ~\  Confer   the Jurisdiction  on iThree Justices of  ���    the Peace and Raise the Limit.  Mr. Davie has asked leave to introduce  a 'bill; entitled "an act to confer limited  civil jurisdiction upon stipendiary magistrates "-and police -magistrates."--This  is  the'small debts collection bill, and it is  understood that claims up to $100 can be  collec'tcd under its provisions.   The jurisdiction should not be conferred upon stipendiary and police magistrates, but upon  a court composed of three justices of the  peace, for the reason that in many localities  there  are  neither "stipendiary nor  police magistrates, and in nearly all towns  three justices of  the peace can be got  together  on short notice.   Then, again,  for some reason the people have not that  confidence' in stipendiary and-police-magistrates', that they should ha\-e.   On the  other hand, a court of three justices of  the peace would be much the sanie as a  board of arbitration, and their judgment  would be more likely to be nearer exact  justice than the judgment of one man,  who too often allows personal dislikes to  govern his actions.   Confer the jurisdiction on three justices of the peace and  raise the limit to $250.  The Sources of the Revenue.  For the fiscal year ending J une 30th, 1804,  West Kootenay paid  into the provincial  treasury $50,370.31.   The money Avas derived from the following sources:  handsales   v si.111! 23  Land revenue  ��� ���������. .>'.l.'i 00  Timber leases,--..  .' ������ KM <X>  Kree miners' certificates        11,207-00  Mining receipts, general ;  11,50:2 nil  Licenses   .   ... ��� 9,711 :)2  Fines ��� ��� ������ 60S Sv)  Law stamps .. :...'.  I!) (KO  Registry fees .-������. ������ ���  Kill U0  Marriage licenses...... -.;...-:������.-.- ���������'���'������ 100 00  Revenue tux ...  .... n.'Jili (K)  Real property tax  ���..-'.- ���  :i,7��l .'il  Personal property tax  !t!Ki -111  Wild land tax  .  I.ttil <Xi  Income tax    HI 50  ���Revenue service refunds.:...'..  ��� ..... IS 50  Commission and fees on sales for taxes . /  80 SI  Printing ollice receipts........   ' -. 10 50.  Miscellaneous receipts ..... .................  17-1  ItAvill seen by the above that no revenue was collected from timber royalties  and licenses. Of the $18,500 80 collected  in the province as mining revenue. West  Kootenay paid $22,7()0.-10 of it; of the $20,-  001.32 collected as licenses, this district  paid $9711.32 of it. Is it not strange that  West Kootenay, a comparatively sparsely  settled section of the province, should pay  nearly one-half of the total paid the province for licenses?  One-fifth That of West Kootenay.  East   Kootenay  contributed   about  a  fifth as much revenue last year as West  Kootenay.   The sources   from   which  it  came are given below:  Land sales :   Land revenue    Free miners' certificates  ���  Mining receipts, general      Licenses    Fines .-.-   Law stamp's   Registry fees  ���   Marriage licenses   Revenue tax   Real property tax   Personal properly tax   Wild land tax   Income tax   Miscellaneous receipts   Total..   $     L'5I (X)  ���im oo  1,(111 (10  l.U/l S5  ���!,!!KI 00  ii;��)  10 00  2,(i.'il CO  1,:��K) 70  571 ,VJ  (ill! 11  ,'��l Oil  '.) 75  $11,5.5.-):).-)  The  Make it General, Mr. Kellie.  member, from the north riding of  West Kootenay has asked leave to introduce a bill entitled "'an act respecting the  incorporation of tramway, telephone, and  telegraph companies in West Kootenay  district." Why confine the operation of  the bill to West Kootenay district? Why  not make it general, Mr. Kellie? And  while you are at it, put in the word "railway" just before the word "tramway."  You came within one vote of getting such  a bill through the legislature when you  were an inexperienced member voting  with the opposition ; now that you are an  experienced member voting with the government, you should be able to got the  bill passed as easily as falling off a log.  Legislative Committees.  Private Hills Messrs. Kberts, Smith,  Helinckeu, Hunter, Williams, Kitchen,  flume.  Railways��� Messrs. Rithet, Irving, Hry-  deu, Walkem. Hradcn, Adams, Kellie.  Hunter, Rogers, McCregor, Kidd. Kennedy, McPherson, Sword, Korstcr, (Ira ham.  Preiitice. Kitchen.  Public Accounts -Messrs. Rithet, Hooth,  Mutter. Cotton. Prentice.  Mining-Messrs. Smith, Rrydem Kellie,  Rogers, Adams, Hume, (iraham, Williams,  i'Virster.  Printing -- Messrs, McCrcgor, Mutter,  Walkem, Sword. McPherson.  A Move in the Right Direction.  The senior member from Victoria City  (Mr. Rithet) wants lhe provincial government to take immediate steps to arrange  with the Dominion government for the  joint management of the fisheries of this  province, upon the same terms as the  province of Ontario, until the final settlement of tlie question ns to the control of  the IMierics, now pending between that  province and the Dominion government,  This is ii move in the right direction. The  fish in our lakes and rivers should no more  lie owned by the Dominion government  than tlie ore iu our mines or the timber  in our forests.  MINING   IN   AINSWORTH   CAMP.  The Number One  Mine   Leased  to  the  Nova  Scotia Company.  Ainsworth, November 19th.  As winter approaches, mine owners begin to get a hustle on for the season's  work. It now looks as though many new  properties"would be Avorked in the camp  this winter, and most ol" them will ship  more or less ore from this time on. Tt is  reported here that the Pilot Bay smelter  will commence operations about the middle of December. If it does, it will be of  great benefit to our camp, as many of the  properties here are owned by prospectors  whose means are limited, but avIio Avill be  able to develop their claims as soon as the  smelter will take their ore and pay cash  for it.     '  On the Mamie. No. 1 shaft is down  about 00 feet, and good ore is being hoisted every day; No. 2 and No. 3 shafts also  show good ore, and several carloads are  already in the bin.  The Little j'hil and Black Diamond  joint tunnel is in about -ISO feet, and a few  more feet Avill probably tap the Little  Donald high-grade vein, when the present  force will be increased and ore taken from  the dliferent drifts. At present there is  ready for shipment in the ore-house about  150 tons from No. 2 vein, which sIioavs an  average width of over 7 feet of solid clean  ore.  D. W. McYicor of the Nova Scotia company has leased the Number One mine  and taken an option on the concentrator.  He has. already about twenty men at  work putting the mine in shape, it being  his intention to do a vast amount of development as fast as possible. George  Harmon of Pilot Pay has taken the boarding house at the mine, and is now busy  getting in supplies for the winter.  Clarke & Carter expect to commence  faking out ore about the lirst of December  from the Highland,  ���D. -F. Strobeck has commenced Avork on  the Rand. He has some very nice ore out  and expects to make a shipment as soon  as the snow is deep enough to raAvhide to  the road.  A. A. McKinnon Avill commence Avork  on the Annie ''May December 1st. He intends to be one of the first shippers to tho  Pilot .Bay smelter.  A contract has been let in the Xo. 3  tunnel of the C. P. M. & M. Co's property,  on Wood berry creek, to Jones and .McLean, avIio are pushing it as fast as is possible. No. land No. 2 tunnels are being  Avorked on company account. All are  showing good ore. Superintendent West-  by goes east December 1st for a few week's  vacation.  Charley Olson of the Ainsworth hotel  sets the best table in West Kootenay;  A Wise Move.  R. K. Lemon, one of the pioneer merchants of Kootenay, with general merchandise stores at Nelson and Three  Forks, has decided to do no more credit  business���a decision that every business  man   in   Kootenay   should .make.     The  credit system as conducted in Kootenay  is alone responsible for the depressed condition of business in the tlisctrict today.  Kvery man that could raise money enough  to take out a license to sell whisky was  granted a license, and every man that got.  a license was sold Avhisky and merchandise on credit. What was true of the  whisky business, was true of every other  business. For the number of people that  are actually in Kootenay. there are four  times too many business houses. The result is none of them are making money,  for their running expenses and bad debts  in nine cases out of ten, equal their profits.  Was a True Southerner.  A southern judge, who was in a Sew  York cafe the other evening, ordered Lulus drink whisky. The waiter brought  it in a glass. The judge looked around,  probably I'or the decanter, and then,  pointing to the glass with the whiskv in  it, asked: "What's that?" "Whisky,  sir.," answered the waiter; "wasn't that  what you ordered?" The judge pushed'  the glass away impatiently. "My son."  he said gravely, "when 1 take a drink of  whisky, I leave more than that iu the  glass." _    Two of a Kind.  The Vancouver World says "we think  all who know the gentleman will agree  with us when we say that it is a most unfortunate trait in t he chnracterof Thomas  ���K. Kitchen, M. P. P. I'or Chilliwack riding,  that lie cannot make even tlie briefest  statement iu the house of assembly without misrepresenting facts." Then, he is in  no wise different from that other member,  Mr. Davie, whose big toe The World  kisses daily.  the cl  Sidney  Lobb  Westminster of  his wife at Nanaimo.  believed the evidence  Mrs. Lobb eominitted  well known along the  Pncilic)'  years hi:  Acquitted.  Avas acquitted at New  large of murdering  "ie jury evidently  went to show that  suicide.    Lobb was  ine of the Canadian  iiriug construction days.    Of late  has been given to drinking to ex  cess, and his wife became despondent.  Will it be Taken Over?  The government engineers, along Avitit  engineer Camhic and superintendent Mar-  pole of the   Pacific division of the Canadian Pacific, are inspecting the Nakusp  iV: Slocan railway.   'Lhe question is, Avill  it pass inspection?   Then, if it. passes in-rTi|  spection. will the Canadian Pacific take it" '  over?  ?S  &��  _f(,:/j:.i4^f>.-.  �����3aStt."mJiJJ  ������h'l'.-S'VW  r    ' t -���-  7���"!  ���.to .'- ' '���?. :.  '   '"-v i"v" - "^  "i-.:   ��������'���  ��� 1  (>V,  'tfi'ari-.vl  ."..���V.7 ���.:  ;v,c -',?��� :?."^%'X''".;^?^^  :7?J mmrmmmmfii  g^^rea***������*���*������  "f-wwi'?^'.  mmMmmirmmKamtiiaHmmmmmmii^rifFVT^r^Kf"^^/^!  THE TRIBUTE:   KELSON, B. G., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1894.  think "cutting '.'prices, is. a;-'good-'.thing..    Perhaps, it is.   We are going  to try it anyway, and we offer to bet Pills to Peanuts    /  somebody else gets sick first.  rom  November  SOAPS      .   . . .  COLGATE'S Cashmere Bouquet '. .8 cakes for  COLGATE'S Turkish Bath per dozen cakes,  COLGATE'S White Clematis........................ .3 cakes for 50  KIRK'S Cocoanut Oil. per dozen cakes, 00  CUTICURA :............ per cake, 25  -1711       .--.... per box, (JO  PACKER'S Tar ........;.. per box, 75  TAYLOR'S Oatmeal.  per box, 40  J'EARS'- Unscented .--.  -.-... .���(> cakes for  $1 00  $t 00  cents  cents  cents  cents  cents  cents  $1 00  BRUSHES  HAIR, TOOTH, NAIL, SHAVING, BATH, and CLOTH BRUSHES.....     .'.; at cost  TOOTH PREPARATIONS  TEABERRY, 25 cents; RUBIFOAM, 25 cents; COLGATE'S RINCE  BOUCHE, 75 cents; ORIENTAL TOOTH PASTE, 30. cents;  LYMAN'S CHERRY TOOTH PASTE, 25 cents; SHEFFIELD'S  TOOTH  CREAM, 25 cents.  These prices are CASH,  '  All goods booked will be charged at  REGULAR PRICES.  PACE PREPARATIONS  ���FELIX  GOURAUJ3 ORIENTAL CREAM .........$ 1 50 per bottle  IIAGAN'S MAGNOLIA BALM..... .....05 cents  POZZONI'S COMPLEXION POWDER... .50 cents  SAUNDERS' FACE POWDER. ..!...,....:.. ...40 cents  LABLACHE  FACE POWDER.;......... ..50 cents  ,  MRS. AYER'S  RECAMIER FACE  POWDER............. 00 cents  TETLOW'S SWAN-DOWN FACE POWDER.... .....25 cents  ROGER & GALLET PACE POWDER......;"."...;............... '.".50 cents  WISDOM'S  ROBERTINE....;.. .   .75 cents  <     EUGENE  ENAMEL........  ..$1 00  TAPPAN'S  ERMINIE (POWDER)........ ................. ........75 cen^  MBS. AYER'S RECAMIER CREAM.,......................:....... $1 25  MRS. AYER'S  RECAMIER BALM................................... $1 25  HINDS' ALMOND CREAM....   .............50 cents  PERFUMERY  Look for Next Week's List.  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The leader of the opposition in the legislature believes that the province can only  quit loser   in  guaranteeing  interest  on  bonds sold  to build railways, and cites  the Shuswap & Okanagan railway as an  instance.   Then  why does he favor the  building of the Nicola Valley & Spence's  Bridge railway by that means?   Is it because the Nicola Valley is more likely to be  a.paying proposition than tlie Shuswap &  Okanagan, or is it because the former is  iu his riding1 aud the latter isn't?   To be  consistent,   the leader of the opposition  should oppose the policy of the province  guaranteeing either the interest on, or the  principal  of, money   borrowed  to carry  out any work that is not h public work.  If he believes that railways are public:  works, then let him advocate the building  and ownership of railways by the government, and not the building of railways by  the  government,   the   ownership   to  be  vested   in  private  corporations.   If  the  opposition only oppose the present government's policy of guaranteeing interest  on railway bonds because the railways do  not happen  to run through this or that  particular section of country, then there  is little use for the opposition.    It is the  only issue that vitally affects the future  welfare of the province; but it seems that  the government and opposition both favor  the same side of the issue, and the side,  too, that can only result in bankrupting  the province.   The cry seems to be, "On  with the dance, the pipers will be paid by  succeeding generations!"  In IHWi private capital built a 55-mile  railway in southern Kootenay. In the  same year aud the year following the  province built a .'JH-mile railway in southern lCootcnay. The road built by the  province is a direct competitor of the road  built by private capital.   .Ik it likely then ;  that private capital can be procured hereafter to build railways in British Columbia, when the roads so built must compete with mads built at government expense? Hardly. Mr. Rithet, tho senior  member from the city of Victoria, who  has large interests in the province and  who is looked on as a business man of  more than usual ability, would nob invest  his own money in a railway under such  conditions,���and probably that is the  reason why he wants the government to  build the British Pacific.  In 1808-4 the province of British Columbia spent $500,000 in building n 38-mile  "feeder" for the Canadian Pacific railway.  Why is the province so generous in helping a corporation that is unwilling to  spend its own money in the province?  The contested election case of Stoddart  versus Prentice, from EastLillooet, is not  to be settled in the usual way. It is to be  settled by a special act, which will allow  Mr. Prentice to retain his seat until next  spring, when another election will be held.  Why not make the special act general in  its application, so as to take in all the  constituencies in the province? Some of  the members who were returned by larger  majorities than Mr. Prentice���he only had  one���might have more difficulty in getting returned than he will.  Ax American paper says "lord Lome.  " the least important of the queen's sons-  " in-law, is making his way as a regular  " writer for London journals, good local  '��� government beingone of his specialties."  If that is so, he is the most important of  the queen's sons-in-law.  It ik more than likely that the Dominion election will take place this winter-  probably as early as February. The issue  is Protection versus Free Trade. The  sitting member for this district will, no  doubt, lie a candidate for re-election.  Asking him to define his position on the  one issue on which the election will be  fought is within the province of a newspaper. The Triiiune has asked Mr. Mara  to define his position, and for doingso it is  accused by the Revelstoke Mail of having no other object in view than a hankering after government pap. Great Cod !  have we fallen so low.  In the speeches in reply to the address  from the lieutenant-governor, much was  said as to the great benefits likely to accrue to the province from the building of  the Xakusp & Slocan railway. Tho building of that road by the province was a  "job," and solely in the interest of a few  particular pets of the government and the  Canadian Pacific railway. The former  hoped to make a stake out of the construction of the road and the latter got a feeder  built wilhout any expense to itself,   The  building of the Nakusp <fe Slocan railway  by the province prevented the building  of the Kaslo & Slocan railway by private  parties. Its building destroyed property  values on Kootenay lake, and enhanced  the value of property nowhere else. Instead of being a good investment for the  province, it will be a losing one. It was  built to divert the tralhc of Slocan district  to the Canadian Pacific railway, so that  that road could get the long haul on the  ore. The long haul on a thousand tons of  ore means much to the Canadian Pacific,  but very little to the Nakusp & Slocan.  Why the members who support Theodore  Davie should refer to the Nakusp & Slocan  "job" is past understanding, unless it be  to pave the way for other "jobs" of the  same kind.       The interest on the bonds issued by the  Shuswap & Okanagan Railway Company,  the payment of which is guaranteed by  the province of British Columbia, amounts  to $4100 a mouth. The province is secured  against loss by the subsidy granted the  railway company by the Dominion government and by 40 per cent of the earnings of the road���the road is leased on a  40-and-C0 per cent basis to the Canadian  Pacific.   The road has been in operation  since May, 1802.   Up to the 30th of June  of this year, 40 per cent of the earnings  amounted to $940 a month.   The deficit���  $31(50���had to be paid out of the Dominion  subsidy.   That subsidy amounted in all to  $103,000; therefore $70,000 of the amount  has already been drawn to pay interest.  In another twenty-five months how much  of it will remain?   Not a dollar, and the  people of the province will   be called  on  to dig up $3000 a month for interest on  bonds that were sold to build a feeder for  the Canadian Pacific railway.   So with  the Nakusp & Slocan railway, only more  so.   I'or the people will not only have to  dig up to pay the interest on its bonds,  but tlie principal of the bonds as well.  The opposition members in the legislature claim that the aid granted the Eraser  river flood sufferers was not distributed  to the best advantage. Well, do they expect that a man of letters and a visionary  dreamer, like colonel Baker, can do for the  government what he has never been able  to do for himself? The gallant colonel  has never been able to save anything for  himself, and he is not likely ever to be  able to save anything I'or the government.  The Revelstoke Mail says that.John  Andrew Mara, the sitting member of the  Dominion house for this district, not only  poses as a Protectionist, but "he is a Pro-  " tectionist as long as the United Slates  " remains so highly protected." We suppose by that, had tlie Free Trade party  been successful in the recent election in  the United  States Mr. Mara would now  be a Free Trader.   If so, Mr. Mara only-  poses as a Protectionist.   What  the dis  trict wants in parliament is a Protectionist witha big P.   It is  the principle of  Protection we are fighting for.  A Sensational Case.  A few weeks ago surgeon major Smith,  an officer in the Indian service stationed  at  Madras,   asked   Mrs.   Clegg,  wife of  another civil service oflicer, to give him a  kiss.   She  virtuously  refused,   and  Mr.  Smith politely withdrew the suggestion.  Mrs. Clegg afterward told her husband,  who sought an explanation from Smith.  The latter apologized humbly, and Mr.  Clegg expressed satisfaction.   Nevertheless Mr. Clegg brought the matter to the  attention of the authorities, who, without  giving Dr. Smith an opportunity to be  heard, ordered him to resign under threat  of dismissal.    He appealed to the viceroy,  and finally to the secretary of state for  India.    All  have  decided   against  him.  The severity of this judgment is making  a great sensation both in India and England.   Mr. Labouchere of London Truth  indorses the suggestion which some one  signing himself "American Citizen" makes  in a London newspaper, appealing to all  who have ever felt tempted to commit the  offense Avliich has brought such tribulation upon Dr. Smith, to contribute a trifle  to a fund for his benefit.   He adds :   "I  would not go so far as to ask them to put  their  names   to   the  subscriptions,   but  would suggest that they send their miles  anonymously to the Smith fund as a sort  of conscience   money.   Not  only   -would  the fund thus attain handsome proportions,  but it would  form a unique and  permanent   memorial  of   the  extent to  which   human   nature  prevails iu  man.  The most unwise thing Dr. Smith did, in  my opinion, was to say that he had been  flirting.   Flirting can no more be carried  on  by one person  than one person can  play at lawn tennis.    In its nature it is a  game of reciprocity,  but the use of the  word was evidently an error of expression, and, as the doctor himself explains,  when using the word he only alluded to  himself.   Where flirting ends and  love-  making begins is a question a young lady  can answer better than I can.   Does it go  beyond flirting to ask to be allowed to  kiss a  lady?   If not, is kissing itself involved in flirting?   My knowledge on the  ethics of flirting and kissing is imperfect,  but I should have thought that the latter  is seldom preceded by a request to the  lady to allow it.   This may, however, be  the custom in India."  Not Influential in Politics.  The Argonaut: "For the first time in  the history of San Francisco politics, an  organization of women took an open,  active, and aggressive part in an election.  This organization was the "Woman's  Equal Rights League," and their aggressive action was an attempt to defeat  judge James V. Coffey in his candidacy  for re-election to the superior bench. This  was done to punish the judge for haviing  been reported in an interview, some  months ago, as saying that women were  undorsirable as clients, because they wore  suspicious, unjust, and untruthful. The  "Woman's Mights League" drove iu gayly  decorated carriages from polling place to  polling place, strenuously urging the  voters to east their ballots against judge  Coffey. They worked all day long', and  until the polls closed. When the ballots  were counted, it was found that judge  Coffey headed the poll with 28,957 votes,  nearly 5000 ahead of the next, highest  man. This would seem to indicate that  lovely woman is more influential in other  spheres than she is in politics."  KASLO,   B. O.  The Slocan is the only first-  class hotel in Kaslo, and its  managers have an eye singly  to the comfort of its guests.  HVLA-IST-A-G-IEIRS..  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  Lhe above hotel one of the best in the city both  for transient guests and day boarders.  FINEST WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Ih one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district., and  is tho headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  MALONE   &   TREGILLUS,   Props.  BAR.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets, Nelson. We are now  running lhe Stanley house bar, and will be glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON & CkADDOCK.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "HAWAII" MINKHAI, CLAIM, HITl'ATK IN TIIK NKI.SO.V  MINIMI DIVISION ()K WKST KOOTKNAV, I.OOATI'.I) O.V  TOAD MOUNTAIN.  Take notice that, Kriink Fletcher, as mrent for William  Stracluui, free miner's cerlilleato No. /Ki'iUH, intends sixty  days from the date hereof lo apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the purpose  of obtaining n crown grant to the above claim, and further take notice lliat adverse claims must be sent, to the  gold commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such cei'tillcate of improvements.  Dated October (Jtli, 181)1.  HE MADDEN  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision.of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST BRANDS OK ALL  KINDS OF WINES, LIQUORS. AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  JnLi  (Notary  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  KKI'UKSENTINO  Tho Confederation Life Association. The Phoanix Firo  Insurance Comnuny. The Dominion Huildiug& Loan  Association of Toronto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED  AND REPORTED UPON.  Several good lots iu government townsites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and ofllces to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Robson, or will sell,   Good opportunity.  LOTS   IN   ADDITION   "A"  to sell on easy terms.  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  Sawmill for Sale.  A complete sawmill, kussoll make, with two D'sston  saws (;')0 and US inch), iron-top saw frame, carriage and  track, patent dog on head-blocks, rope feed works, side  edger, cutoff saw rigger, l-'lumiix boiler and engine,!) by  12 cylinders, >'i()-horse power boiler. Price on board cars  at Unokoye station on .Spokane & Northern Hallway,  $10(10. Address Julius Ehrlicli, Nelson. I!. C��� or Thomas  Holland, Clayton, Washington,  ASSAY OUTFIT FOR SALE.  Large and complete assay plant for sale, including balances, furnace, and chemicals, If not sold by private  bargain on or before September 1/ith, it will bo sold by  auction at Nelson. For further particulars apply to E,  A pplcwaite, corner Victoria and Kootenay HtrootH, Noluon,  r&  %.  s=  *W.!��  rs  \-��  it(*t   Ml" ��l  :..'i,h  *-��.������ r.\.  M*  '���':f  THE TRTBUNE:. NELSON, B. 0, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER '24, 1894.  3.  Capita^  Best,  all paid  up,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A.  SMITH   Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,...  E. S. CLOUSTON    President  .Vice-President  eneral Manager  3STELS03ST   ZBR-A-HSTCH:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       JIKANCmSS IN       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and iu the principal cities in Canada.  Iluy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  GUANT COM.MICUCIAF. AND TKAVKU.KKS' OUKDITS,  availablo'in any part of the world. !  DRAFTS 1SSUKD; COI...KCTIONSMADI0; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK -BRANCH:  RATE OK INTEREST (at present) 3i Per Cent,.  HOW  WE  GOT  BID  OP   HUNKS,  A&; The moral of the following tale is most  reprehensible, and the only excuse J can  offer for relating it is the -lame one that  it happened a long while ago.  We youngsters of the Royal Scilly Islanders were rather a wild lot in those  days. But our wilduess chiefly arose out  of the intense happiness we all felt in.  serving in that distinguished corps, which  we fondly believed was equalled by none  in the service. Not a very humble opin-  ion, to say the least, but one which I still  hold as strongly as ever.  I have called ourselves the Scilly. Islanders, because I have no wish fcha t the  reader should penetrate the disguise of  this veracious history, or set about speculating forthwith as to whether we wore  bonnets or bearskins, riflegreen or British  scarlet. Suffice it that we bore the names  of a score of glorious victories oti our  colors. But we were by no means a  wealthy lot of fellows, or with special  fame in racing, cricket, etc. (Polo in those  days was played only by the natives on  the Assam frontier, and had not penetrated to England, or even reached India).  No, our great distinction was. that we  were the Islanders, and that was enough.  Promotion was slow, for gold (it was in  the days of purchase) would not tempt  fellows to leave, and as for the ranks,  when short service was yet an unknown  thing, the men were born and died in the  regiment.  An epoch to which I am alluding being  of course before the blissful dawn of the  Cardwellian competitive examination ear,  you could only get into the Scilly Islanders by way oi: nomination from an exalted  personage, who was honored by being our  colonel. How it was, therefore, that  Hunks managed to get gazetted to us we  marveled greatly. We came to the conclusion that the paternal Hunks, whose  name to this day you see on reels of cotton, but fail perhaps to recognize as lord  de Huusby (the de Hunsbys came in with  the conqueror, he has found out), had lent  the exalted personage money.  In any case, Hunk's appearance followed  that of his name in the gazette, and he  burst upon our astonished eyes when we  were quartered at Punkahpore. He arrived, attended by many native servants,  who were plundering him freely, and  brought kit enough i'or a married man  with a family, including an English dogcart, and three Arabs he had bought at  Bombay for four figures (in rupees) each,  and who all presently turned out unsound. He arrived, and, before dinner  was half over the first night at mess, he  had put our clear old commanding officer's  backup by enlightening him as to how  things were done in his, Hunk's elder  brother's corps, the Green Dragoons.  "As if the Scilly Islanders wasn't a pattern to a dozen 6f your d d swaggering heavies," the old man muttered fiercely over his night-cap "lje#" later on-  Then he dilated, aud with a calm assurance which was exasperating iu the extreme to our major, the younger son of  the most historic commoner families in  England, on the glories of the familie  Hunks. He related how they had bought  up a line old estate at Wessex, aud built  a palace on the site of the old hall; and  how they rented half a Scotch county  from several heads of clans too poor to  live on their properties. The major looked him down from head to foot, but  writhed visibly in his chair. By the time  the wine was on the table he had informed  another of us that his mamma, whose pet  end darling he appeared to be, intended  him, after he had seen a little soldiering,  to marry a well-known beauty, the clow-  erless daughter of a pauper peer of high  degree.  "And I don't think she'll do badly, by  George!" quoth Hunks complacently,  filling up his glass with our best champagne (with which he found fault), in  blissful ignorance of the fact that the  lady Grace to whom he alluded was first  cousin of the man sitting opposite him.  But the mess president was clown upon  him like a shot, aud informed him that  ladies were never mentioned by their  name at the mess of the Scilly Islanders.  By trying to set down on Hunks was like  trying to squash an india-rubber ball; his  rebounding power was wonderful. (We  had christened him Buggins, by-the-by,  as soon as we heard him announce that  Ids name was Marmaduke Algerton de  Tracy Hunks). Nevertheless, we all made  very'fair attempts to succeed in our laudable endeavor. The hot weather was just  coming on and life was a trifle Hat at  Punkahpore, so Hunks-baiting became  the fashionable diversion among us young  fellows. Poor fellow! What a life we led  him! Any thinner skinned person must  have .suffered tortures, but his armor of  conceit was impenetrable. Nothing could  pierce that. But Ave suffered too. The  mere contact with Hunks made us feel  such miserable paupers, even such of us  as were not "deep in the banks." Little  Ruffleby,and Dick Darehurst, who lived  opposite the lordly bungalow where  Hunks had taken up his abode in solitary  grandeur, said they could smell his money  across the road. Fancy a brass bedstead  and English furniture upholstered in  chintz, for a newly-joined subaltern,  when a camp bedstead in the middle of a  whitewashed room, surrounded by bullock trunks was enough furniture for any  of us!  Before in any clays were over the fiat  went forth among us that Buggins was to  be suppressed, or we of the Scilly Islanders would know the reason why. The  seniors winked at our little games, loathing the newly-joined one as much as we  did. We had' nimble wits among us, and  were of an inventive turn of mind. It  was Derehurst and Ruffleby who packed  up Hunk's entire kitone day when he was  at recruits' drill, and littered his room  with his own cards, with "P. P. C." written on them in the coroner. I strongly  suspect that the captain, who was lady  Grace's cousin', had a hand in covering  Hunk's magnificent gilt mirror with big  cards, bearing fictitious invitations to  Marmaduke Algernon de Tracy Buggins,  from the grand lama of Thibet and tlie  governor-general downward. Someone  else labeled the contents of his splendid  morocco photograph-album with every  big name in the peerage, und each night  nearly we drank champagne at Hunk's  expense, by fining him a nnvgnum for  breaches of regimental etiquette, into  which we laid traps to lead hiin.  One evening a few of *us detained him  late in the billiard-room where he was being initiated into pool, while a baud of  others stole round to Buggin's Castle, as  we had  painted the name on the gate.  When our hero at length sought his couch,  what was his horror to find his washerwoman's donkey securely  tied down in  the English brass bedstead, making the  apartment' uninhabitable for the night,  much to the delight of the spectators concealed iu  the veranda, awaiting the denouement.   We took him   out  shooting  and afforded him the pleasure of shooting  a villiage pig and a turkey buzzard, and  of bringing them home in triumph as a  wild boar and a wild turkey.   After a  diligent morning's walk in the sun after  snipe, over a dried-up jheel. where there  would   be no long bills again for some  months,  he succeeded,  when nearly exhausted, in killing a hoo-poo.  This he ate  for lunch,  to the delight of the  entire  mess, including the mess-sergeant and the  waiters, as his first snipe.    We sent him  solemnly in state, in his dog-cart, to call  on the wife of the most influential-native  of.'.the ..place, who caught Plunks on the  threshold of the zenaua, and would have  thrashed him if he dared.    We-put a.stuffed cobra into his bed, and slipped a dead  whipsnake down the back of his collar  after  mess.   But  all  was   of  no  avail.  Hunks appeared to find himself very comfortable  with   the Scilly Islanders.   The  fellow was not only a cad but a fool, and  did not seem to know when he was being  bullied.  The rest of the garrison, smart gunners,  dashing hussars, began to chaff"' us about  our "Buggins," aud to hint what an ornament he was to our corps. _ Hi.s latest  mots, his most recent exploit, were retailed with a guffaw even over the mess  table of the native infantry officers,  whom we looked upon as not lit to black  out shoes. We felt we were becoming the  laughing-stock of the station, that some  of our glory was departing from us, and  all on account of Hunks!  It was a great shock for poor Smylie  when he returned to the old corps to find  Hunks rooted in it as if be had joined  years ago. I can see Smylie now, the first  night at dinner, his eyeglass fixed in his  eye, and his quietest, most urbane manner on, carefully dissecting Hunks, and  the latter absolutely giving himself away.  Little Ruffieby tumbled off his chair with  laughing.  "We can't���a���keep that���a���boy," remarked Smylie to a select few, late in the  evening. "He must be returned: not up  to���a���sample."  We all assured our mentor we had done  our utmost to.rid us of him.  "He's a Avart on the face of the regiment," Smylie went on.  "My clear fellow," put in Derehurst,  "you've not the remotest notion what  we've suffered from liim. Only the other  clay I overheard one of the black regiment  fellows speaking of us as''Buggius' Own.'"  Smylie knocked the ashes off the end of  his cigar with the air of a man who has  made up his mind.  "This must be put an end to. He must  go.   I'll see to it"  Now  we all felt that a man  spent some years  who has  at an Indian viceregal  court, grappling with the precedence code  and the invitation lists���and who knows  to a T who ought to take down whom to  dinner, and such like weighty and momentous questions���was not likely to beat a  loss how todeal with a Hunks; so we went  to bed elated.  Symlie had brought back with him to  the regiment the handsome Arab chargers  whereon he had been wont to figure in  gubernatorial processions, as well as two  or three smart ponies which he had used  as a means of locomotion on the mountain  paths of Simla. One of these, Shaitan by  name (an appellation which will not bear  translation), was a perfect little fiend. Iu  appearance reddish-brown, with white  face and rolling eyes; he was fast and  handy, and altogether delightful when  you were once on him. But in his stable  no one but his groom dare go within reach  of his wicked hoofs or teeth, and as often  as not he had to bo blindfolded before  Smylie could mount him. For the Shaitan  was what is called a man-eater. If handsome is as handsome does, never did a  pony's character so belie his looks.  It'was one evening after mess; the night  was dark but sultry, for the hot weather  was coming on apace, and we lay in long  chairs on the veranda smoking. Hunks,  who svas on duty that night, was holding  forth about the price of something or  other he possessed, I forgot what, and  Smvlie was drawing him out.  Suddenly the striking of the hour by  the sentry at the guard-room iu the bar  racks, on a piece of iron hung up for that  purpose, and Avhich did duty as a clock,  rang out into the still night air, and reminded our hero that it was time to go  and take the guard.  "What a bore!" he exclaimed. "I forgot to tell my pony to come for me."  "Perhaps lie forgot to tell your groom,"  remarked Smylie dryly; adding, "I've a  pony here; take that."  No one in India ever sets foot to ground  if he can help it, and the guards were  some quarter of a mile away, so Buggins  accepted the offer.  Smylie shouted for the groom; there  was a vicious squeal in the darkness, and  we all knew he had proffered Hunks the  Shaitan.  The darkness favored Buggins in getting on the pony quietly, and, in blissful  ignorance of the animal he was bestriding, he disappeared out of the compound.  Smylie called back the groom, avIio was  for running behind him, as is the custom.  "Don't you go Avith that'sahib.' Let  him manage the pony himself."  We foil to talking again. There was a  consumption of whisky a ud soda, and Ave  awaited Hunks's return. Time passed.  He might have taken a dozen guards and  have been back by now. What could  have happened? Had he forgotten the  password and been fired at���for in India  the sentries Avere then loaded?  The trotting of a pony up < the-.drive interrupted our conjectures. We all rose  up and hailed Hunks.  No answer. The Shaitan trotted up to  the steps of the veranda.  : We cautiously retired, for there was an  evil look in- his eye. Smylie directed the  groom to catch hold of his bridle. The  pony seemed hot, as if he had been ridden  hard.   But where was his rider?  The groom bent over the little beast,  aud extracted Avith difficulty something  he held betAveen his teeth and Avas shaking savagely.  Smylie took it into the mess-room, and  examined it in the light. It A\-as a piece  of a scarlet mess-jacket.  In mortal alarm lest the Shaitan should  have made mincemeat of the unfortunate  Buggins, Ave provided ourselves witii a  lantern, and set off in search of him. We  had not proceeded far Avhen Ave fell in  with him trudging dejectedly along in the  dust, holding his arm.  "My cap was brushed off by a branch  of a tree. I got off to pick^ it up, and the  brute came for me, neighing, squealing,  biting, and kicking. I ran for it and got  behind a tree, and he's dodged me round  it for the last half hour, and I think he's  nabbed a bit from one of my arms."  .His crestfallen appearance, and the vision he conjured up of hide-and-seek -with  the Shaitan, was too much for most of us.  But, we found, on inspecting him, that  the pony had left his mark on Hunks, and  that the victory remained with the quadruped.  Next morning, Avhen our hero opened  his eyes, he Avas surprised to see the regimental doctor and Smylie standing by his  bed.  "How do you feel this morning?" asked  the former.  "Oh, very fit," replied Hunks, "except  my arm's a little stiff where that beast of  a pony's teeth scratched me."  The' solemnity deepened on the countenance of the other two, and they looked  at each other.  "Do you feel at all thirsty?" asked the  surgeon again.  "Not more than usual in the morning,"  said Hunks.    "Last night Avas adry night  at mess."  "Any queer feeling in your throat?"  "What on earth- are you driving at?  No, my throat's all right.   Yes���no���well,  perhaps, a little " (swallowing).  Another meaning look between Smylie  and the surgeon.  Hunks greAV alarmed.  "What's up, doctor? Do tell me. Is  there cholera about?"  He got quite Avhite, for Ave had frightened him well about cholera.  "Oh, if it Avas only cholera " began  Smylie.  "Hush!" interrupted the surgeon Avarn-  ingly; not a word. Nervousness might  bring it on."  "For God's sake, doctor, have clone with  this and tell.nie what's the matter," cried  poor Hunks, sitting up in bed in agony.  "Tut! tut!" said the doctor soothingly,  "calm yourself.   Drink a little water."  Hunks pushed the proffered glass away  in a rage.  "D  the beastly water!   I insist on  an answer.   What's the inatter with me?  ��� II tl|ITT  vOUP  A  *  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 suitings at  greatly reduced rates.  Call and examine  before they all go.  be ordered now.  Squire's selection of  worsteds, serges,  Scotch and English  suitings and trouserings  is very complete.  Will you tell me?"  Smylie looked at the doctor. The doctor looked at Smylie, and then both looked  from tlie glass of water to Hunks, and  shook their heads solemnly.  "I implore you!" beseeched the victim.  I can bear the worst."  "Shall I?" asked Smylie of the doctor.  "Well, perhaps there is no use concealing it now," replied the latter glancing at  the water.  "Well, then, my poor felloAV," Smylie  went on, "I grieve to have to tell you  that the Shaitan, who bit you last night,  has developed this morning serious symptoms resembling hydro "  "Oh! not hydrophobia," gasped Hunks.  "It's dogs have it, not horses!"  "Iu this country, alas! horses too," corrected the surgeon. "His behavior last  night was very odd."  "Indeed it was!" gasped H  ing ins arm.  will she say';  ucks, clutch-  Oh! poor mamma! What  Doctor," he added, seizing  Jones's hand imploringly, "what can you  do? Is there nothing you can recommend?  Save me, I implore you! My people will  make your fortune if you do."  Jones shook his head. "I have so little  experience in a case like this. Your symptoms are serious; your throat you feel,  your dislike of water "  "If 1 Avere only at home, within reach  of good advice!" Hunks cried in agony.  "Doctor, can't you get me sent home at  once  v"  "Your only  plied Jones, as  liould say, re-  judge.   "If it  chance, I s  grave as a  could be managed "  "It must; it shall be managed," Hunks  continued hysterically. "I must be off"  overland immediately. Smylie, there's a  good fellow, I implore go, go and see the  colonel for me."  "I think I can manage it with a sick  certificate," said Jones. "Your case is  urgent."  Coprifep Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson  E. C. TRAVES, Manager.  HEADQUARTERS   AT   NELSON.  F. J. FARLEY, Treasurer.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN FRESH AND SALT MEATS AND HAMS.  NELSON   MARKET:   BAKER STREET, WEST OF POSTOFFICE.  Flour, $1.15 a sack.  Potatoes, $23 a ton.  Cabbage, $2.25 a hundred lbs.  Onions, $2.50 a hundred lbs.  SPECIAL RATES  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.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Attention!  ��  ��  A. D. AIKENHEAD,  ���    MANAGER.  is the spot to spend your money, where you get the best  value in Dress Goods, Ladies' Jackets, Capes, Ready-made  Clothing, Gents' Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Rubbers,  Blankets, Comforters, Pillows, Floor and Table Oil Cloths,  etc., etc. All are invited to see my stock, which is now  complete.  And it was managed. The next steamer  removed Hunks from India's coral strand,  and from the Scilly Islanders never to return. The shock had been too much for  him and his mamma, avIio never let him  out of her sight again.  I do not know if he ever gave lady  Grace the honor of refusing him; but I  know, when I saAv her last it was at a ball  the Scilly Islanders gave to the exalted  personage when she was her cousin's wife.  Shaitan Avas alive and kicking for many  years after Hunks bolted home, but his  temper did not improve with age.  Feminine. But Not Pretty.  A peep into the snug living quarters of  the officers on any one of the fine war  ships lying at the navy yard proves in  what direction (says the New Vork Sun)  the pictorial fancy of the sea-faring man  lightly turns. To pretty faces and feminine ones, it seems, judging by the rows  and rows of women's photographs that  decorate every nook and cranny of the  state-rooms. The same can be said of Tin-;  Tuibunk composing room; only the rows  of faces that adorn its walls are feminine,  but not pretty.  To Hunting, Survey and Prospecting Parties,  and Others.  The new fust. Steam Launch  CC  ~h ,-rr-    TT-p HP  "  jJLJlTC JL  UET  1  Can he chartered hy the day or week on reasonable terms.  Order* Hint throiiKh the pursers of tlie steamboats Nelson and Ainsworth. with whom all urrniiKeiuenls can be  made, will receive prompt attention. AiTuiiKeiiicntscan  also be made throiiL'h John Houston & Co.. the li'lbune  olilee. Nelson.   Address, by mail or_ feleKraph,  August '-'8th, lX'll. C. W . HUSK. Jlalfour, II, (,.^  "NELSONSTABLES.  ILSON  & SEALE,  TBAMSTEES.  ore and merchandise made wilh  mine owners and merchants. Job tcamim,' alleiidi'd lo.  Stable on Vernon si red. opposite Turner K l\ irk put rick -.  Contract* for Imiillnvi  merchi  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited.  o  M  4  S  H  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting on Snlurdavs and Wednesdays with Xelson  k. Fort Sheppard Railway for Kaslo and lake points.  Leaves Nelson- Leaves Kaslo for Nelson -  Mondays al 1 p. m. .Sundays at 8 a, in.  Wednesdays at. '>:10 p. in.      Tuesdays at .'f a. in.  Thursdays at I i>. in Thursdavs at 8 a, in.  Saturdays at .1:10 p. in. Fridays at 'A a. in.  CoiuicctfiiK on Tuesdays and Fridays with Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway for Spokane.  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connectiiif; wilh Great Northern railway for all points  east and west.  Leaves Kaslo Tuesdays and Fridays al .'t a. in.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Fridays al 7 a. m.  Leaves Komier's Ferry for Nelson and ICaslo at2a.m.on  Wednesdays and Sal unlays.  1 *  ���c. H  f *  > a  ? o  Revelstoke  Route���Steamer Lytton.  ConnectiiiK with the Canadian  I'arlllc liuilwuy (main  line) for all points cast mid west.  Leaves Hcvclslnke on Tuesdays and Fridays at la. in.  Leaves l!oh-on on Wednesdays and .Sundays at li p. in.  Northport Route���Steamer Lytton.  ConiicctinK at Northport for points north and south on  the Spokane Falls & Northern Uailway.  Leaves liobson Saturdays at I a. in.  Leaves Northport Saturdays at l:.'tt) p. in.  The company reserves lhe riRht locliange this schedule  al any lime without notice.  For full information, as lo tickets, rates, etc.. apply at  the company's olilee. Nelson. It. C.  T. ALLAN, .Secretary.       J. W. TltOL'i'. Milliliter.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rou^h and dressed. .Shingles  laths, sash, doors, inouldliiKs, etc Three: carloads dry,  clear llr llooriiiK und eellhiK for sale al, lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN. Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Apent.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave i  A.M.  .NF.LSON Arrive Mil) I',M.  On Tuc-days and Fridays trains will run through  to Spokane, nrriviiifc thereat .1:��i I'. M. same day. Lo-  turuiiik' will leave Spokane at 7 A.M. on Wednesdays  ami .-Saturdays, arriving at Nelson al full) 1'. M.. milking  close connect'Ions with steamer Nelson for all Koolonay  lake points.  I'as-eiiKels for Kettle Itlver and iloiindary C reek connect at Marcus with slaK'e on Mondays,Tuesdays,Thursdays, and Fridays.  . i-S��" ,"!V.(1V-  i-"r-  --  ^���"���"vl-.:.  M  \  : i  ���WMMTII* PIFMIV  -rn-  "Slll I"VUIUIIJ"UIWJ1 I'JffE'"*!'!" j'llfm'nj flip. ����������������� miuii ���i.tw,  ���   i^-lkH'S'Ail--"-i��^-.'?������'*-VJ:*��Si't4'V.;,ii'1,��i'i>'SjlJt,i  "���WW ,.  t   \    ������"��� ���i ��Tbi*n wrr, ��.*tu--a w�� hv*.��t.w<  mmimmmmmii^mmsmmmssm^i^mmmmi  ?~:.~^.���\���:v:'!^T~r:iv?;y.x^^  THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER,24, 1894.  A full Range 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.  Services in Church of England��� mission  room on Sunday next at 10 a. in. and 7:110 p. m.  - The ladies hospital ���committee at their  meeting on Tuesday appointed the following ollleers:  President, Mrs. Akolnirst; secretary, Mrs. Oakcs: treasurer, Mrs. Dow. The charity hall committee decided to  accept Mr. Phair's kind ofier of tlie hotel Chair, and will  hold their ball there on Friday, ���December 7th, with  tickets of admission at Sleach. Sub-committees were  appointed to look after tlie music, refreshments, decorating, and printing.  A parlor social will be held by the ladies  of the Methodist church at tlie residence of Mr. and Mrs.  W. J. Wilson, Victoria street/on the evening of Tuesday.  November 27th. Music, games, refreshments, etc., will  be provided and an enjoyable evening is assured to all  who limy attend.   All arc cordially invited.  Methodist services in Hume's hall Sunday at, 11 ii. m. and at 7:HU p. m. Morning subject, "1-1 is.  Own Worst Kvening." Kvening subject, "(fospol Physiology"���"Deaf Kars."  The ladies of the Presbyterian church  will hold an "At Home" in the Fire Hall on Friday evening, November .'iOth. There-will be a short programme  and refreshments.  The only sale of importance made at  Nelson this week was the sale of the Ottawa, a Hover  creek undeveloped "proposition,"-by M..JV1. Sherman of  waukee, Wisconsin, to Godfrey liiroh of Nelson.  Milwc  The steamer Nelson had a  mishap on  Tuesday in attempting to get out of tlie harbor at Pilol  Hay. A still' wind was blowing, and the boat went  against the rocks, damaging the wheel. She was run to  Nelson and repaired, missing one trip to Bonner's Ferry.  The parties avIio are putting in the ore-  sack factory at New Denver have commenced work on  their building. Probably the free traders would rather  Bee the factory built somewhere else.  Born, at Nelson, on 22ud instant, to tho  wife of Charles Itcistcrcr. a son.  A. W. iMoore, who has been a contracting carpenter at Nelson for two years past, left today for  Toronto, where he will spend tho winter with his sons.  He intends to return to kootenay in the spring.  " J. Ogden   Grahame  of Kamloops and  paymaster WllgrcfS of the Canadian Pacific were the  only outsiders of real importance who put in a-.i appearance at Nelson this week.  John W. Tolson left Nelson on .Sunday  for Kngland, where he will put in the winter.  A shipment of the Fisher Maiden ore  has been made over tlie Nakusp & Slocan railway, but  it has not got farther than Nakusp.  The Alpha mine, Slocan district, had a  payday this week, and New Denver saw more money  than for a long time before, it is paydays, aud not time  checks, that make business.  Ed Atherton's lot, next the postol'lice  on Maker street. Nelson, is under lease at the rate of a  dollar a front foota month. The West Kootenay Huteher  Company hold the lease, and they havesub-leased half the  ground to Campbell & Co., who are erecting a building  in which to remove theirrestaurauntnow in the Bellevue  saloon.    Choice apples and pears, by the box, a specialty. C.  Kaufl'man.  Mrs. McLaughlin, milliner and dressmaker, invites the  ladies of Nelson to call and inspect her stock of cloaks  for winter wear. They are stylish and of the best materials, and range in price from ��10 to ��25.  Try a pound of N. A\r. T. butter, 25 cents. C. Kaufl'man.  See new process of fattening Turkeys. International  Commission Company, Nelson.  Country-killed pork and veal, dressed poultry, and  fresh eggs. Pork and Cambridge sausage 20 cents, Oxford sausage 15 cents. Goods delivered at Kaslo. John  Oatcs, Independent Market, Nelson.  Fresh fish and oysters twice a week.   C. Kaud'man.  the usual attendance of 2000.   At these  odd dinners are curious combinations of  people; old  men, ragged, grey and footsore; hardworking laborers and men too  sick to work; wrinkled Avomen, cloAvh in  the world,  lighting to live;  shop girls,  with clean, bright faces, but avIio can 'ill-  afford ten cents from their pitiful Avages;  women who have lost all by dissipation  and drink, and boys avIio have no homes;  fierce  anarchists,   driven   out  of  other  countries; pitiable stowaways avIio have  just   arrived   from   foreign   ports.   Two  thousand made homeless and hungry by  some ertiu.se or other known only to themselves, and all looking with hungry eyes  towards one good   sejuare  meal   a clay,  thanking God for the Dampkjokke.   The  great beauty of this institution lies in the  fact that it is not a charity.   There exists  in the breasts of those who sit cIoavii to  this collation the same independence that  the king enjoys in  his palace, and they  smack   their   lips   with   the  satisfaction  that they have paid full value for what  they ���have received. "  TRADE   AND   FINANCE.  & W.  7-year old. S'i.fiO; SohiiU's beer (quarts), ��15.50;  Bass's ale, per case, ��11.50; Guinness's stout, per case,  ��1-1.50. ���.���������������'  c      ���  ASSIGNEE'S SALE.,  LIVING   IN   NORWAY.  A Monster Restaurant that Gives Meals for  Nine Cents.  There is a novel institution in Christi-  ania in the way of a monster cheap restaurant. It is designated by the name of  Dampkjokke, which means in ��� English  steam kitchen. It was established in I.S58  and is run by well disposed persons, not  as a charitable institution, but is made  self-supporting. The aim is to furnish the  most complete meals for the smallest possible sum, and it solves a problem. J3y  an experience of thirty-six years the managers have reduced the feeding of a large  number of people to a science, for two  ���thousand men, women, and children secure a good, honest, square meal at the  pampkjokke daily at the cost of about 27  ore per capita. To get at the .small amount  of currency contained in an ore we divide  a knorer, or crown, by 100. A. kroner is  ec]tuil to 27A cents, therefore 27 ore is not  quite 0 cents. The food, which usually  consists of soup or fish or hash or sausage,  with bread and vegetables, is well cooked  and clean, and a good large portion is  served to the guests. 'The building is a  tAvo-story structure, like a public hall.  The guests, after perusing the bill of  fare, Avhich is exhibited at the entrance,  buy checks at a window. As they pass up  they enter either the first or the second  floor hall as they prefer. They then make  for a convenient window or passage  ���which leads to the pantry. From this are  handed plates, knives, forks, and spoons,  together with portions of soup and food.  Guests take their seats ata long table. On  this table tire salt, pepper, cruet-stands,  bread, and decanters filled Avith fresh  drinking water, and the guests arc til-  lowed all the time necessary to enjoy their  meals. There tire no waiters; infact, the  expense of running the institution is cut  down to the lowest possible minimum.  Consequently every penny saved goes  into the quality of the meals. About add  can sit down in both halls at once. It  therefore takes nearly two hours to feed  Satuhday. Mohning, Nov. 24th.  The movement of trade in both merchandise  and   mine  products  has   been  ratlier quiet during the  past Aveek.   In  addition to the generally depressed trade  conditions the lack of snow prevents the  raAvhiding of ore fr.om the mines to the  roads, and until there is a considerable  snowfall there will be no great improvement in business. Tlie local coal oil  market has been particularly acth'-e, the  result of it cut in prices, the cut amounting to-1(5 cents a case. In the local produce market trade is very quiet and  values generally easy. Fancy Snake  River apples are held quite steady and  Missouri persimmons are slow of sale  through being but lately introduced.  Dried fruits tire only in demand as hotel  supplies and strictly choice stocks are  very low, Receipts of creamery butter  are liberal, but not equal to receipts of  ranch, Avhich is coming in freely from  Colville valley. Supplies of ranch eggs  are coming to hand in quantities, and  present stocks will be equal to the holiday  demand. The local bullion, money, and  exchange quotations remain unchanged.  Shares in local industral, speculative, and  mining companies are held for future  sales, the market being slightly depressed.  Imports for the week aggregated $13,-  '113.1(5 in value, while the exports amounted to $28,31-1.59 ��� principally ore that  should be treated at local points. The  only .sale of important securities reported  was a 20-dollar gold piece to a local bank  at par. There were no failures during  the week, other thau the one made by the  steamer Lytton to unload cattle at Nakusp, which came near causing a shortage  of the beef supply at Three* Forks and  other points in Slocan district.  Cash quotations are as follows:  M EATS���Beef, by tlie side, flu: boiling and chuck cuts,  VlUr, round cuts, 15c: sirloin cuts. 18c. I'ork. by theside,  lllc; cuts. 15c to 18c. Mutton, by the carcass, 15c; cuts. 15c  to Die.   Venison, cuts, I5c.  I.AHD-Pure leaf lard, L'Oc: 0 i!e ,'. 2-Ib ci ns,  0c.  FI.UUK-Ogilvie's Hungarian, ��1.511; North iJakota  hard Wheat No. 1. $1.35: Spokane Snowllake, ��l.'-'5; Spokane Clolddrop No. 1, ��1.L'5; Xo. '1, ��1.  ItUTTKH���Fresh ranch, 'Aiyj; Manitoba creamery. -2c.  HUGS���Fresh ranch, II5e; case. 'Mu.  UHKKS FHITI'S-Snake Hivcr apples. ��;f per 100 lbs.;  Florida oranges. ��ti a ease: cranberries, ��18 a barrel.  KVAPOHATF.I) FlUJITfci-Apples. lie; peaches, 15c;  apricots Hie; prunes, 12.U-; tigs. 15c.  DUKSSK!) I'Ol'I.TItV-Turkeys, ��18 a dozen; ducks,  ��15 a dozen ; chickens, ��1.50 to ��5 a dozen.  HAY AM) OHAIN-Tiinotliy, ��l!lalon; mixed, ��17;  oats, ��,'!l a ton: shorts and bran, S-'0n Ion.  V K<! KTA HI,KS-I'otatoes. $t> a ton.  I.KM'OKS Walker's rye. $-.'X>; Walker's club, ��t; O.  Sealed tenders at a rate on the dollar arc invited for  the purchase of the stock-in-trade and book debts of the  .Hrii! of James McDonald & Co., furniture dealers, Nelson,  B.O.  Lot one, consisting of parlor, dining, and bedroom  sets, and general furniture, now in Nelson, B. O., amounting at invoice prices with freight added to ��1024. " ��� '  Lot two, book debts, amounting to about ��10!)(l0."  Tenders will bo received up to 2 p. m. of Momday, the  10thday of December, IS!)I, addressed to the undersigned.  Stock sheets may bo seen at the ollice of J. .1. Panlield,  Esq., Ill Cordova street, \raneouver, or the undersigned.  Terms: 10 per cent by marked check to accompany each  tender, 15 per cent cash on completion of sale, and the  balance at ,'f, 4, and 5 months, approved paper, with inter-,  est at 10 per cent, per annum. No tender necessarily accepted.   For further particulars apply to  W. A. .(OWETT. Assignee, Nelson, B. C.  Or to JOHN KLLIO'I', Arendor-s Solicitor, Nelson, B. C.  Dated, November 21st, ISfll.  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  In the county court of Kootenay, holden at the last crossing of the Columbia river, in the matter of John Buchanan, deceased, and in the matter of the Oflicial Administrator's Act, dated the Thirteenth' day of August,  Upon reading the affidavits of I'M ward O. Arthur and  Mnggie Connor it is ordered that Arthur Patrick Cummins, official adminstrator I'or the countv court district  ot Kootenay, shall be administrator of all and singular  the goods, chatties, and credits of John Buchanan, deceased, and that this order he publisned in tlie Nelson  I ribune newspaper for tlie period of sixty days.  (Signed) WILLIAM WAKD'SI'INKS.  The creditors of John Buchanan, mto of Nelson in tlie  district of Kootenay, minor, are requested within sixty  (00) days ol this date to send tome by registered letter  addressed to me at Donald, in the district of Kootenay,  full and verified particulars of their claims with dates  and items. Upon lhe expiration of the said period of  sixty days 1 shall proceed with tho distribution of the  said estate, having regard only as to such claims as I  shall receive notice of as aforesaid.  Dated at Donald, in the district of Kootenay, this 29th  day of August, 1S9I.  A. P. CUMMINS, Official Adminstrator.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "GOI.DKX   DIUI-" MINKKAL  CLA1.M, TKAIL OKEKK MINING  DIVISION.  ccr  cer  Take notice that we, Thekla M. Dormitzer, free miner's  Ji-titicate No. 50(j5(i. and Joseph Dormitzer, free miner's  artifieatc No. 500-57. intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate  or improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown  gi-anfof the above claim. And further take notice, that  adverse claims must be sent to the mining recorder and  action commenced before the issuance of such ecrtilicato  of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of September, 1891.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that we. the undersigned, intend  to apply to the board ot license commissioners of the corporation of the City of Kaslo at their next meeting for a  transfer of our liquor license from lots 25 and 2G, block S  to enable us to continue our business in our new building  on lots 23 and 24, block 8, at the southeast corner of  1 ourth and 1 rout streets, in the City of Kaslo, the premises for which tlie original license was granted previous  to the fire on .February 25th, 1801.  Dated at Kaslo, B. C, October 22nd, 1894.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "NU.MIlKli ONK" MI.VEKAL CLAIM.  Take notice that I, as agent for William Moore, free  miner's eertillcate No. 49582, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the gold commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  crown grant of the above claim. And further take notice  that adverse claims must he sent to the mining recorder  and action commenced before the issuance of said certificate of improvements.    CHAHLICS AVKSTLV BUS'K  Dated this 5th day of October, 1S91.  Application for Liquor License.  Notice is hereby given that I intend within thirty days  to apply to the stipendiary magistrate of West Kootenay  district at Nelson tor a license to sell liquor at retail at  my hotel at Fredericlon in said district.  ItatalOcl.toSnUSM. "'"'"'T-"<"���������  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited.  o  iJ  M  ��!  IH  M  E-<  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with (Ireal Northern railway for all points  cast ami west  Leaves Kuslo Tuesdays anil Fridavs al .'la, in.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Fridavs al 7 a. in.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Nelson and Kuslo ill 2 a. in. on  Wednesday* and .Saturdays.  Revelstoke  Route���Sleamer Lytton.  Connecting with the C/iniidian Pacini! Bail way (main  line) for all points east and west.  Leaves Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridavs at 4 a. in.  Leaves Kobsmi on Wednesdays and Saturdays ill II p. m.  ���3  IH  s  ���3  >  a  a  o  We have another carload of .���������Groceries' just arrived from  Winnipeg, and it has been  Actually the fastest time on record.  The Giant Monopoly is evidently determined to redeem its  character, ane we are pleased to see it, for it means to us the  freshest groceries in town and an increased business.  We have in this consignment  New Jersey Cranberries,  Digby Chicks, Miller's  Paragon  Cheesy  Gray's Famous Glasgow Jams, Grated Pine Apple, Honey,  Oysters, London Layer Raisins, Fresh Peel,  Spices, Powdered Sugar,  and a complete line of staple goods, at reasonable prices.  Vernon Street, Nelson. Telephone 27.  EtV��  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  and from this time on, or until further notice, we will sell Groceries, Crockeryware, Glassware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats,  Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, etc., at a fair profit, for Cash.  Liquors and Cigars, at wholesale only.  Watches and Jewelry for Holiday Presents.  Large Stock and Low Prices.  Dover, Jeweler, Nelson.  MATHEMATICAL  If to myself there added be  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.  .   .   TURNER BROS., BAKER ST., NELSON.  P. BURNS, Calgary.  W. PERDUE, Nelson.  Kaslo Route'---Steamer Nelson.  (.'oimcctin^ on Saturdays and Wednesdays with Nelson  & Fori Sheppard Railway for ICaslo and hike; points.  Leaves Nelson-- Leaves Kaslo for Nelson -  Mondays at: I p. m. Sundays at 8 a, m.  Wednesdays nt ."i: 10 p. ui.      Tuesdays at .'I a. in,  Thursdays at I p. in Thursdays at H a. in.  Saturdays at ��:���)() p. in. Fridays at If a. in.  ConneeliiiK on Tuesdays and Fridays with Nelson k Fort  Sheppard railway for Spokane.  ��  Korfull Informal ion, as In tickets, rules, etc., apply  ly's olilee, Nelson, II, (!,  al  fheeoiiipan  T, AU</\N, Sei-relary  .1, W, TUOUI', Manner.  Nelson,  Aro prepared to supply every town, mining camp, and mine in South Kootenay with beef, mutton, veal, pork,  anil sausage; also, with side and breakfast bacon and su^ur cured and smoked hums. Orders by mail carefully Mlled and promptly forwarded.  Three Forks.  5&:  i    s  .'��.


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