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 East arxb West Kootenay  Have   Better Showings for Mines than   any  other Sections on the Continent,  of America.  4  FIRST   YEAR.���EX).  Capital and Brains  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage   In  the  Mining  Camps of East and  West   Kootenay.  .NELSON, BRITISH.   COLUMBIA, THURSDAY,  OCTOBER   li),   1S<)3.  PRICE  TEN  CENTS.  AN . UNWISE   POLICY .  PUBSUED.  A     LOT    SALE    THAT    PROVED    A    FIZZLE, i ALL    BECAUSE  The Upset Price -was too High���--If'Nelson-Is  to be a Town, a More Liberal Policy Must  be Adopted by Both the Government and  tho Railroad Company.  The sale ol' lots by the government on  Saturday wtis not a success, all because  the upset' price was too high. Had the  upset price been the figures recommended  by tlie local authorities, every lot offered  would have been sold, and within the  month a dozen or more new buildings  would be under way Hut the price recommended did not suit the high and  mighty officials residing at VicLoria, and  Lhe result is, no lots sold and no buildings  likely to bo erected at Xelson in the near  future.  As a sample of the crass .stupidity of  Victorian oflicia.ldoni the following is  given: Lots 11 and 12 in block _<i were  offered at an upset price of $_.30. whilst  lots 1 aud 2 in block '31 were offered at  $1:"��(). The lots in block .SI are nearer the  business center of tlie town than the lots  in block 20, and are much more .suitable  for a place of residence. Hut the lots in  block 20 had been built on by worthy  citizens.and they were taxed an additional  $100 apiece for the lots on which they had  the hardihood Lo "squa t." In other words,  they were "cinched " $200 for daring to improve the- town without the consent of  the laud ofiicc. More consideration is  shown the man who'.agrees to build than  the man who has already built.  Government agent KilzsLubbs acted as  auctioneer, and   mining   recorder Goepel  did duty as clerk.    The lirst lots offered  were in block Mi. but no one wanted them  at the upset price, $_.">(}.   The next were iu  block 20: but as the four offered had been  built  on   by  "squatters,"'  "i>   bids  ���were  made.  Llio "squatters" not being present  at the sale.    In block 31, lots 1 aud 2 were  bid in by James W'hccden at ip\~��� apiece.  $.") more than the upset price.    iMr. Whoo-  den has a log cabin on  the lots.    No one  made a bid ou either of the six lots offered  iu block -12. which were offered at au upset  price  of $150.    In   block   II. lots 1 and 2  were bid in  by (J. O. Huchanan at $_.">:") a-  piece. $5 more than t.he upset price. These  two lots were "squatted" on by l���d Corning a year ago, and were improved with a  '_-st'ory house.   Lots 0 and 10 in the same  block   were 'knocked-'down   to  J.   Fred  Hume at the same price, $255 a lot.    They  ���wore also ".squatter" lots, and improved  with a. 1-story cottage.      Lots  1 and 2 in  block -1'lc: were bid in by Mrs. Annie Seaman  at an  advance of $5on   the upset  price, $_.">0 a lot.   These two lots* were also  .covered..with a "squatter's" residence, a  2-story oiie.    The four lots olfered in block  -17 were olfered at an upset price of $100 a  lot, and were knocked clown to .John A.  Turner anrl   John   Houston.    Three  lots  ���wore olfered in block Oo at an upset price  of $-100 each.    Lot 4 had  a cabin on  it,  built by the   Presbyterian  minister resident at Nelson, the  lot   being  near  the  Presbyterian    church.      For    daring    to  "squat", oh   laud .that dill   not belong to  anyone individually but to the people collectively, tlie  man  of God was "cinched  ui)" to the limit, as was hotelkeeper Clements, who hail dared to "squat" on lots 7  and 8.    Mr. Clements hail  made himself a  comfortable home by the expenditure of  $2000  in   money and   much labor, yet he  paid as dearly for his whistle as did (he  speculators who made purchases at. previous sales, but who  hail   in no way expended a dollar .since.  Judging from the remarks heard on the  street after the sale, no one was satisfied.  .Property.owners who have their all invested in Nelson damned the government  for doing its best to retard tho growth of  the town, several of them expressing a  Avish to be able to sell out in order to quit  the pla.ee. Others, again, .swore at the  government for adopting what they considered an unwise attempt to lower real  estate values.  Till-: Tiv'ini'XH is of the opinion that the  best thing that both the gov eminent and  the Canadian Pacific can do, that is if  (hoy want to see Nelson a town, is for  thoni Lo offer 100 lots at auction, at an upset price of $���">, the purchasers to erect  buildings within six months. Hut as  neither the government nor the Canadian  Pacific management are likely to accept  the good offices of TilK Tmiil'.VH, people  looking for homes need not, for the present, come to Nelson for bargains in town  lots.  ment of all outstandingaccounts, and carrying forward sufficient to thoroughly explore that part of the mine which has  hitherto been neglected. It is said that  there is a claim recently acquired by the  company which far exceeds in value the  expectations of the most sanguine. Since  writing the foregoing, we have been informed that there is on record at the government office in Donald particulars concerning this loan of $30,000. Mr. Heiioul",  of the firm of Nicholls _c Henouf, Victoria,  stands as ���"treasury agent" in the instrument Mr. Nioholis as chairman and Mr.  Bain bridge a.s secretary of the mine  sign on behalf of the company."  SILVER   MEN   ON   TOP.  The Effort to Force a Vote by  a Continuous  Session a Failure.  The attempt to force a vote on the Silver bill  in  the senate, by sitting in continuous session, ended in failure, the silver  men   coming out on   top.    After sitting  thirty-odd   hours,  senator Voorhees,  unable to keep a quorum  present, moved an  adjournment, which was carried.  Senator  Allen of Nebraska kept the floor from a  few minutes after 5 o'clock  in the afternoon till S  o'clock   in   the  morning,   1-J.j  hours  in  all.    Nebraska has   turned  out  some pretty good men. and  this effort of  her junior senator shows that she still has  gootl men.    Her good men are all giants  in stature a.s ���well as rugged men mentally.  "Dave" Hutk;r,  Lhe first governor, was a  big, brainy man.    O.   P. Mason, her  first  chief justice, was a giant in inLellect aud  a man  of  large   physique;   as a   public  speaker he had few equals.    Senator Allen is a giant in  stature and  weighs near  on to 300 pounds.    His  speech   the  night  of tlie continuous session proved him an  able   and   indefatigable   talker.     At   no  time  diil   his   voice  fail  him,  anrl   even  when tlie clerk was calling tlie roll to .secure a quorum, ho stood erect and ready  Lo proceed with his remarks.    Not for one  moment did he falter : not I'or one moment  did he lose his self-possession; not for one  moment did ho show that he was talking  against time.   .He did not weaken for an  instant, but with groat vigor elucidated  his financial views.   Although he was talking against time, he was listened to will)  attention by the senators during the early  part of (he evening.   The galleries of the  senate were  packed, and   they  remained  st> until 2 o'clock  in   the. morning.    They,  then  began  Lo lose tlieir occupants, but  several hundred persons remained, including two ladies,until morning.    The freshest nian on the'floor was Mr. Allen.   Mr.  Voorhees   was   entirely   worn   out.     He  would  occasionally  take   a   book  in  his  hand, but his head would soon fallxipon  his   chest, .and.'his  eyes would  close in  .slumber.    Other senators who desired'to  refresh themselves with sleep retired to  the   comfortable    lounges   in   the   cloak  room, but Mr. Voorhees, iu the performance of his duty,  -was compelled  to  remain in the hall  without rest.    Probably  never before in  the history of a.  United  States legislature was there such an exhibition   of   physical   endurance   as   that  shown   by Mr. Alien.    He concluded  his  'speech on the stroke of 8 o'clock  in the  morning, having been on the floor for l-lj  hours.    During that time he occasionally  sipped fro in" a cup of tea, but this was his  only   nourishment.     When   he .'finished,,  his eyes "were as clear, his voice was as  strong and his gestures were as vigorous,  as when he took the floor.   Prior to this  speech, .senator Faulkner was the record  breaker, he having held tlie floor for "thirteen hours during the long debate ou the  Force bill.   "Pat Fryers."  There are more ways than one of "frying the fat" out of a nian. One of the  ways is by soiling wood, an article much  in demand at this season of the year.  When tho wood dealer is reproached for  demanding \v hat the buyer considers exorbitant prices, ho generally lays all the  blame on the shoulders of his wicked partner, the teamster. "Why," said one of  the dealers the other day, "the teamster  charges me $2 a cord for hauling the wood,  and I can't afford to cut it for less than  $2.50." The buyer to whom this was addressed replied, "Well. I will hire the  teamster; now what will you sell the  wood for in the bush?" Tho dealer bowed  his head for a moment, making a mental  calculation, and said, "Well. I'll lot you  have it for ���?'���> a cord." That dealer was a  "fat fryer."  AN   EAST   KROTENAY   MINE.  The Work Done on the North Star Shows it  to be a Big Property.  A short account of the work done oil  the mine that "Joe" Bourgeois stumbled  against over on the St. Mary's, a. year or  so ago, and afterwards sold i'or $-10.0(10 Lo  a syndicate of which "Dan" Mann, the  railroad contractor, .appears to be the  manager, will be of interest to the men  who believe that all the big mines in  Kootenay arc to the west of Kootenay  lake.  The shaft  first sunk was   found to be  useless, and cuts wore run across the ledge  in several places. The first cut is some sixty  feet north of tlie shaft, and it.shows that  the ore body is fifty feet wide, "with two  streaks of galena, each about ten feet in  width.    A  winze was sunk  thirty-seven  feet in this cut, but work had  to be. stop-  pod owing to the inflow of water, which  will   be ��� troublesome   once   the   mine   is  worked at any depth.    Good-looking galena shows in the bottom of the  winze.  Another cut   was   run   200  foot   farther  north without cutting- either wall.   Galena assaying 71 ounce's was exposed, and  preparations were being made to sink a  win/.e when operations nt the mine were  suspended.    About  1-10  feet to the south  of the shaft a cut was run "which proves  the ledge to be sixty-three feet wide between walls, and the ore of so good a grade  that every  ton  of it would   pay to run  through a. smelter.   Jt is. solid galena, on  the foot-wall, and carbonates mixed with  gaiona the remainder of the width.   Tho  ledge is thus prospoeLed for a distance of  500 feet.    It is not ���known when work will  be resumed: but as the property is in the  hands  of men  with capital, it is safe Lo  assume that work wi 11. lie started again as  soon  as the silver question is definitely  settled in the United States.  A townsite has been platted at the point  where Cherry creek empties into Kootenay river. As the road from the North  Star mine must pass through the town-  site, its owners believe they have a good  thing.    It has been named "Mannvillo."  Getting Their Estimates.  Last week Till': Th I iu;nm made mention  of the fact that, through the unwillingness of the engineers to give them their  estimates, a large number of men who  hail station work on the ���Nelson' ic Fort  Sheppard railway were kept for weeks  out of tlieir hard-earned wages. This  week several of the men got tlieir estimates. The engineers claim, so it is said,  they are not furnished with sufficient  clerical -help to make out the estimates  promptly. On the other hand, men who  should know something about such matters say the engineers withhold the estimates through pure cussedness, and that  station men should got tlieir estimates  within forty-eight hours after their work-  is finished.          ������-  Ahead in Apples if not in Mineral Specimens.  British Columbia's mining exhibit at  the World's Fair was not what it should  have been, for the mines of .Kootenay  alone.could have furnished large anil surprisingly rich specimens of ore containing  gold, silver,, copper, lead,, iron, anil zinc;  larger and richer than the exhibits made  by other countries. But, for some reason,  the work of collecting specimens fell into  the hands of bunglers. The province,"  however, can bo congratulated on exhibiting one product that could not be  surpassed. The largest apple exhibited  was from a British Columbia orchard,  that of a Mr. Cleinos, at Spence's Bridge. ���  It weighed 24A ounces.  A, MINING   MAN'S   OPINION.  Playing in Bad Luck.  Martin Fry, a pioneer of both Nelson  anil Slocan districts, says ho has been  playing in hard luck this fall. Four years  ago he located the Helene, a fair looking  prospect to the south of Nelson, and performed the assessment work annually in  good faith. This fall ho found that the  claim had been "jumped" by two different parties. Later on, he endeavored to  get into (he St. Mary's Hiver country, and  had to abandon the trip because of a deep  fall of snow. Last week he went in search  of a valuable Peterboro canoe that he had  "cached" near the mouth of Slocan river,  only to find that it had boon "rustled."  A Mining Company Makes a Raise.  Golden Kra, 1-1 th: "There is a rumor,  founded, we believe, on facts, that the  Tluindor Hill Mining Company has negotiated a loan of $30,000. This sum will  come in  very handy,  .securing the pay-  Mining Records to be Copied.  The government has decided that copies  of all records of mineral and mining  claims in West Kootenay shall hereafter  be kept at Victoria-, and with that object  iu view has sent Charles Hayward, Jr., up  from    Victoria,   to do  the clerical  work.  Mr. Hayward left Nelson for Now Denver this morning to make copies of the  records at Now Denver. Now, if the government will only have some competent  clerk make copies of all 'records at Victoria relating to land in West Kootenay,  and forward the same to Xelson; then  create a registry district with the registry  office at some central point, the people  here would bo accommodated, a.s will be  the people of Victoria, when copies of our  milling records are kept I'or reference in  that city.  Both Drop a Few Points.  The  goldbugs seem   lo   have  a   pretty  tight grip on Hie industries of the West,  a.s bar silver is quoted at 73 cents iu Sew  York and lead at $3.30.  Homeliest Man in the House of Commons.  Swift MacNeill, M. P., the Irish gentleman who pulled Harry Kumiss's ears because of a caricature in Punch, is declared  by disinterested -people to bo so unspeakably homely that Kumiss could not have  libeled him. His appearance when addressing the house is beautifully compared to "a warm heart struggling with  a hot potato." Sir Richard Temple is Mr.  MacNoill's closest rival for the doubtful  honor of being the ugliest man iu the  house of commons. Both gentlemen are  popular with all sections of the house.  Railway Men Adj,ourn to Spokane.  The Ilendry-Munii-Koley-Guthrie party  left Kaslo for Spokane on Sunday, taking  the State of Idaho. It is stated they  went to Spokane so as to be better able to  communicate with "Jim" Hill of tho Groat  Northern. II' the negotiations result satisfactorily, they will bo back at Kaslo this  week; if otherwise, thoy will probably  not show up again. William Baillie. secretary of the Kaslo <v. Slocan Railway  Company, wont out with tho parly.  A Group of Claims Bonded.  Among the best known groups of claims  in Slocan district is the Heed ic Robinson  on Four Mile creek. It is reported the  group is under bond to John A. Kinch. a  mining man prominent in the Cu-nr  d'AIene country. The amount of the  bond is said to bo $10,000. This group  was under bond atone time to Lhe Duluth  syndicate.  No Truth in the Report.  The report that the force at work on  the wagon road to Sew Denver was cut  flown Lo ten nien, merely enough to linish  the road as a sleigh road, is without foundation. The force has boon cut down to  thirty-two men, but the road will be completed to New Denver.  He Says the Slocan Mines are Good Properties  in Which to Invest.  To tiik Knrrou ok Tiik Ti'iurxK:   During   my residence  iu  this district, since  early in March. I  have been  very observant of everything pertaining to  mines,  their    minerals,     development,     output,  .shipments,    etc..   gathering   information  when and  where  I  could, anil  now  1  am  fully convinced that the Slocan district is  tho richest over discovered.    In my seventeen years experience in mines and  mining. I nevoi" saw such quantities of clean  high-grade ore taken from near the surface.    Since the   opening  of   navigation  over   2000   tons    have    been   shipped   Lo  smelters in the  United States for reduction.    This ore gave ah average return of  over $150 in silver and 50 per cent lead to  the ton.    Prom  miners who work  underground   I    hear   but  one   expression   of  opinion, that is, "These mines beat anything I oversaw." which signifies a good  deal, as many of them   have worked  in  the principal mines in the best camps between British Columbia and Old Mexico.  The mines and ores must bo seen to be appreciated.    A   month  ago.   I   was shown  assays from Ihe following mines:  Monlezuma. $150 to $200 in silver from  a 10-inch vein, whilst from a 3-inch streak  of steel galena a $1100 return was had.  The U. S.. $000 in silver and 10 por cent  load.  ' Washington. $150 to $300 in silver and  00 to 70 percent lead.  Sunset. $JS0 in silver.  Vosemite and Fureka, $150 in silver and  70 per cent lead.  Fourth of July. $100 iu silver and 70 per  cent leaf!.  -Mountain Chief. $125 to $3000 in silver  and 70 per cent load.  Vancouver, grey copper anrl ruby silver  ore tliatgave returns up in the thousands.  Idaho, $300 to $000 in silver and (if) per  cent lead.  Alpha. $200 to $-100 in silver.  Besides these there are many more, in  more or less advanced stages of development, from  which equally high-grade ore  lias been  taken.    The Rood   ic   Robinson  group  of claims in Four Mile gulch look  exceedingly   well, as does the Blue Bird.  Freddie Lee, Alamo. Lucky Jim, Bonanza  King.   "World's   Fair,    Dardanelles,   and  Northern Belle.  The laws of the country are all right,  and offer the alien as much protection as  the British subject. A.s a field for investment, the Slocan mines offer many opportunities, and it has already been demonstrated- that there are many rich properties- which require only a small'outlay  to pay large returns.      Tl  P. .Si/vdam.  Haskins, the Irrepressible.  Bevelstoke Star, f-ith: "J. W. Haskins  aud . W. Miller arrived down from Big  Bend last Friday. Mr. Haskins brought  some rich samples of quartz from the  Grown Point claim on Gold stream, between French and McCulloch creeks. One  of the-pieces of rock would assay thousands of dollars to the ton. and all showed  considerable free gold. Mr. Haskins located the Crown Point hi I'-iSo, and tlnoe  tunnels have been drivon.on the property.  He intends taking the specimens to Vancouver and will endeavor ..to form a company to work tlie claim, which, he says,  is very valuable. If he succeeds a ten-  stamp mill will be erected and the quartz'  crushed on the spot. If there is much of  the same kind of rock Mr. Haskins  brought down, there can be'no doubt of  the venture being a successful one."  the nickel resources of Sudbury district,  one of the largest operators, whose works  are ordinarily a sealed letter, took occa-'  sion fo show a groat ileal of kindness and  courtesy to the oflieers in charge of the  work. _ Kvery facility was afforded to inspect fiio mines and works, and the manager went out of his, way to obtain aiul  give much valuable information respecting Lhe industry. Sometime afterwards  he had occasion to use a map of the district, and writing to the survey. I'or whom  ho had done so much, was promptly informed that on receipt of ten cents ho  could have the map. Such gross stupidity  naturally bore fruit. When the survey  desired this company's exhibit���-by the  way one of the finest to bo seen aL Chicago  ���for itsrcdlloction at the World's Fair,  they were very properly refused, and instead the exhibits were handed over to  Mr. Boyle, the Ontario commissioner.  LIGHTWEIGHTS HAVE FBONT SEATS  NO  BIG   GUN   IN  ATTENDANCE  AT THE  KAMLOOPS   CONVENTION.  For Surely if There Had Been Something-  More Than the Passage of Perfunctory  Resolutions Would Have Been Accomplished.  Wants Something for Nothing.  The general passenger agent of tlie  Groat Northern writes Tiik Tmuuxj_ as  follows: "Kindly insert reading notice  which announces new service. I think we  are entitled to an occasional free notice."  Tho reading notice refers to a change of  stylo in sleeping cars for tourists, anil Avas  in effect that the Great Northern's tourist  cars would hereafter be neatly upholstered, and equipped -with bedding, curtains, linen, cooking range, and other conveniences, would be in charge of a porter,  and would leave St. Paul on Tuesdays.  Thursdays and Sundays at 7:lo p. m., and  Seattle on Mondays, Thursdays, ami Sat  urelays at <S a.  m.  Now, Tmo TiMm;.\i. is  Two New Mining Companies.  The Josephine Mining Company (Foreign) was registered at Victoria ontheOth  instant. The company's authorized capital is $000,000. divided into 000,000 shares.  Nelson is designated as the domicile of  the company. Its promoters'-names are  not mentioned, neither is the location.of  its mines. The Last .Kootenay Lxplora-  Lion Syndicate. Limited (Foreign), was  registered on the'ilh instant. I Is authorized capital is $100.0(10. ilivided into X0.000  shares. The mines of the company are  located on Wild Horse creek in Kastivoot-  enay. which is also the place of business  of the company. This is the company  that, acquired the ('riflith-Galbraifh hydraulic claims, on which quite an extensive plant has been placed, including  electric light, so as Lo prosecute work  by nigh I as well as by day.  .Losing Their Courage.  Colville.Republican, 12th: "The farmers  are having a hard time of it in the Colville valley. The high price of feed during the past year and the low price of  cattle has taken all their courage, and  now in the face of a long winter season,  the incessant rains have laid waste over  half of the grain crops in lhe country.  The farmers might well lurn their alleii-  Lion to the raising of fruit.."'  Two Kinds of Bank Robbers.  Over iii Idaho they have taken to robbing faro banks as well as banks that do  a legitiimilo business. There will be this  difference, however: If caught, lhe robbers of -the faro bank will rlo 1 imc whilst  the robber of llie oilier kind will go to  the legislature.  Red Tape Stupidity.  A rat her good story is going t he rounds,  which   illustrates   the   penny. wi^o   and  pound foolish policy thai nol infrequent ly  characterizes the operations of the Dominion geological survey depart incut.  While the department was  investigating  not in the habit of giving advertisers free  notices, and more especially an advertiser  that floes not give away anything free.  Tho editor of Tiik Triiu'.vk recently paid  lhe Great Northern full first-class faro for  riding on its cars between Bonner's Ferry  anil Seattle, and "oh hi.s return tlie company's ticket agent at Seattle had the  "g^iil" tt) discount Canadian bills 5 per  cent, and the porter on the buffet car the  "cheek'", to ask half a cent a mile extra  for riding in his car. -We would like Lo  be accommodating, but we could not get  anything free while traveling on the  Great Northern, antl we can't see our way  clear Lo give that great railway company  a free notice.   The Mai'a Line to Have Opposition.  Revelstoke Star. II: '"Tho screw steamer  Arrow, built at Revelstoke by Mr. Van-  derbergaud partner, made her trial trip  last Sunday. She had about twenty-four  people on board; Starting from the  wharf she went up stream nearly as far as  the bridge,-'where she turned about anil  steamed down river some distance below  the Illeeillewaet. Everything '-worked  smoothly, she answered her helm like a  thing oi: life, and made excellent speed  against the current with ;ui average pressure of ">() pounds. She is -12 feet over all,  0 feet'I inch. beam, and draws about 2 feet  of water. She is fitted with a Roberts  safety tube'boiler. The engine is of :i0  horse-power, and was built by the John  Doty Fiigine Company of Toronto. The  propeller is tliree bladed and is on a level  with the keel. She has seating accommodation for 'about fifty ''passengers, and is  provided with canvas awnings on both  sides. She left lor Nakusp ou Monday,  and will probably bo employed on Arrow  lake during the winter. The builders are  greatly pleased with tin; boat antl announce their intention of running to the |  Rig Bend next summer if possible.'"  Steamboats to be Repaired.  ���   .Repairs are being made to the steamer  Spokane's hull, as she is soon lo Lake the  place of the Nelson on the Nelson-lvaslo  route.  The Nelson will then be thoroughly  overhauled, iu order to make her speedier  and less costly Lo run. New engines of  the pocket-valve typo will be put in  the forward cabin altered, and a new  pilot-house built. Although not given  out officially, it is stated that it is the  management's aim to make the Nelson  fast enough Lo make two round trips between Nelson and Kaslo daily. It is also  reported that the owners of the Ainsworth will build a new hull-for that boat,  in order Lo make her speedier. II. S.  Sweet will sot? to it that Lhe new engines  are properly placed iu Lhe Nelson, and A.  R. Mcl'hee that Lhe joiner work is artistically done.  Wives.  The selfish wives and the frivolous wives  got the best husbands. They make I hem.  They could take the truant husband of  the delicate, complaining wife and ofthe  tearful wife and make model men of them.  They know how. The man who uses his  wife for a door-mat could even be made  over by the selfish wife. He would be as  much surprised as anybody by the transformation she would bring about. The  complaining', fault-finding wife usually  gels a good husband. lie grows patient  and tolerant, of the increasing woes of his  belter half. Sometimes he wonders what  she will worry about next, lit; grows  slow of speech as the years roll on. and  his shoulders bend a good (lea I. He docs  not have a very good time, but he never  complains, lie lets her do all the complaining.  Silver Men Standing  "Pat."  Nol wit I isl a in I ing I he def'en (of his bench- !  men   in   the  senate,   president Cleveland j  insists on I he passage of the Silver bill by !  the   senate    without   amendment.     The:  friends of -ilv er in I he sena I e si a ml "pat."  and  ('rover's  forces  will  siirelv go down  in defeat.     Wilhina week, il   is thought,  a compromise measure! will be introduced  and passed.  .'Judging from the resolutions passed at  the meeting of Constitutional Leaguers  at Kamloops, on the 10th instant, the men  who attended the meeting were lightweights.  ' The first resolution cordially invites the  people of Vancouver Island to unite with  those of  the Mainland in a demand for  justice, economical, and responsible government; the second approves oi" the petition forwarded  to  the governor-general  praying   him   Lo   veto  the act authorizing the erection of new parliament buildings; (he third condemns the Davie government for not bringing down a redistribution  bill at the  last session of the assembly; the fourth records the emphatic  opinion that the present assembly should  pass no legislation binding tho province  to any expenditure of money other than  that necessary for carrying on the ordinary work of the country; the fifth favors  a redistribution measure that would not  add. additional membership to the assembly, the jiresent member-ship being thirty-  three; the sixth claims the present assembly is not fairly representative ot tho people: the seventh, and last, that the representation 'should   be divided', into three  classes, each haying a ratio of population  Lo a number of its own: the classes being,  first, city constituencies: second, districts  contiguous to cities: third, rural outlying  districts.  Apart from those ou the redistribution  of seats question, the resolutions are not  such as would bo put forth by men suffering from oppressive government, or  by men who know they are misgoverned  anil know where the disease lies, or  by men who know liow to put things in  order if they hail the chance.  If the Davie government is to be turned  out at the next election, it can only  be  done by a  party whose leaders know no  Mainland   anil   no   Island;   who   do  not ���  favor   destroying    work     already   commenced, even if begun on a scale which  ���  appears too large; who are not socking to  pull down one city in order that another  shall be upbuilt by the pulling down: who  will put all railway promoters hi the same  class and   treat   all   railway -companies  alike; who, when   power  is gained,   will  make appointments to office on merit, anil  not because of tho applicants.accent betraying his nativity; who favor economy  by doing away with all special legislation;  who favor leaving the mining laws alone;  who favor'a. redistribution'of judges as  well  as  of   seats in  the assembly;   who  favor tho elevation to power of a premier  who is neither directly or indirectly the  pa. id attorney of anv railway corporation;  who favor the '-establishment of offices lo  suit  the convenience-of  the people who  pay for the maintenance of the offices, and  not  merely   for  the'convenience of   the  officials   who draw salaries':'who .would  settle     disputes'    with     the     Dominion  promptly antl  with a ilue regard' to the  rights   of   the   province;    who    favor   a  thorough  overhauling of  the  provincial  hind department and theousting ofevery  official now employed in it: and, last, who  favor progressive measures that will bring  people to a country that is without them.  On tho other hand, a party letl by men  who   would   divide   Lhe   province,   who  would, tear down    the    foundations   of  needed    public    buildings    because    not  erected in the city in which they happen  Lo  live, who oppose  Lhe  building of all  railways that flo not bring grist to their  mills, who would make every week day a  Sunday,  who   believe  the   provincial  expenditure should  not increase as popula-^  lion   increases,   who   are   progressive   in  nothing unless it bo the desire to get "in"  and turn someone else "out." is not likely  tfi  secure a   large   enough   following   to  place it iu power, or if it does, the people  will have only changed servants to no advantage.     FlKl'tintf Against a Reduction.  Apparently a general effort is being  made to reduce wages in the precious  metal milieu of the West.' Wages have  been reduced in Colorado from $.'Jn day to  $���_.."(). An elfort is being made to make a  cut. of ")0 cents a day in the mines of Idaho.  The cut has been successfully made in a  fvw of the mines in British -Columbia.  Kveu on the great Comstock. where wages  have ruled at $1 a day I'or years, the effort  is being made. On the I-th instant the  miners settled the question, for a time, by  ballot. The vote in favor of a reduction  to $:!..*)() a flay was IS? out of a total vole  of 110. Montana will be the next section  in which the effort will be made. Tlie  men do not oppose' the reduction simply  because; it is favored by the mine owners;  they know thai times are hard, but they  also know that when good times arrive  wages can only be raised to the old ligure  after long-and bitter lights. This is the  reason they fighL reductions now. Ami  Lhe men are right.  I  ffl  'iC  I  a  in  A Prealc.  A sow belonging to the Chinese gardner  who lives near the lumber yards ou the  water front has a litter of pigs, one of  which is a freak. It has a (eat between  Lhe ears, ami directly beneath the teat in  the center of the forehead is an eye as  large as that of a full-grown human.  ammmmMwmmmMmiimmmtimm TTTJE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON,  B.C., TTTUKSDAY,  OCTOBER   10,  180.1.  PUBT.TSHERS' NOTICE.  TITK TRTBUNtt in published on Thursdays, hy John  Houston & Co., and will ho mailed lo subscribers  on payment-<>f Onh Doi.i.au a year. No subscript ion  taken' for less Uian a year.  ItKGULAIl ADVKUTISKMKN'I'.S printed al the following rates: One inch, z'.'M 11 year: two inches,  SOO a vear; three inches SSI a year; four inches,,  SUti 11 year: live inches, SKlfl :i year; six inches unci  over, at tins rale of ��1.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADV KRTISKM KNTri -'<) cents a line for  first insertion and Hi cents a line for each additional  insertion.    Hirlh,  inni-ringe, and death  notices free.  LOCAL Oil RKAIUXC; MATTICK.NOTIOKS 50 cents a  line each insertion.  J015 PRINTING nt fair raLes. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payahle on the lirst ol  everv month: .subscription,-in advance.  ADDRKSS all conununicnl ions to  TIIK VIIIHLMi,  Nelson, H. C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  D.  LaHAU. M.Il  and  I  Houston  bloek,  Nelson  riivsician and .Surgeon.  Telephone  12.  Rooms '.i  LR    HARRISON,  H. A.���Hamster and  Attorney at  ���    Law (of the province of New Hrunswick), C'onvcy-  ' aiicei", Notary I'uhlie, Commissioner for Inking Allldavits  for use in the Courts of Rritish Columbia, etc.   Olliees���  Second floor, Scott building. Josephine St., Nelson, B.C.  THURSDAY MORNING OCTOBKR 111. 1803  'SMART   ALECK"    OFFICIALS.  The safe of lots at Nelson on Saturday  last demonstrated one J'aet, that is, that  the   olTieials   in   the   bind   office   at  Victoria imagine they know more about the  value  of  town  lots  in  Nelson  than  tho  officials who live in Nelson.   The officials  here  placed  a fair valuation on the lot.s  that   were   to   be offered   for   sale,  anrl  knowing their location, valued lots on the  west   side of   Ward   creek   higher  than  those  located  on   the  east side of   that  creek.    This did  not meet  with the approval of the officials at Victoria.   These  '"smart Alecks" had to make a change, if  for no  other reason  than  to   show   the  officials at Nelson that they -were nierely  siibordinates.   The result  was  that but  four lots were sold���not counting the lots  on  which  squatters   had   built  homes���  where all offered should have  been  disposed  of.    Again:   The oflicuils at  Victoria act as if they want to ���'cinch" the  men  who, by living here, are  improving  the town and making property valuable.  This, it is argued by the friends of these  officials,  is done  in  the  interest of   the  speculators who have bought lots in Nelson.    The question might be asked, What  "would  be  the  value of   the specula tors-  lots were no buildings erected ?   And  no  buildings will  be erected a.s long as the  government   demands   tis    much   for   a  lot from the man who must build as from  t'.ie man who is not required to build, and  who only buys for.speculation,    't would  bo better for the town, better for the government, and better for the speculator if  the government would say to  those looking for a location in which'to build homes,  "Go to   Nelson, select  two 25-foot lot.s,  "erect a home thereon within a specified  "time, and  at the end of  that time'the  ���''crown grant will be delivered to you on  "the payment of the usual fee of $o."    In  that way population would be centered at  Nelson and there would be a demand for  business property.    As it is now, there is  no demand for either business or residence  property.    Business men do not locate in  towns in which there are no families; and  men of family will not locate at Nelson  for the reason that residence property is  held at prices far beyond its value.  BLUNDERING    POSTOFFICE    INSPECTORS.  ���" business is simply disgraceful. . The  "��� fixing of our mail arrangements appears  " Lo have been left in the hands of a post-office inspector antl assistant inspector  ���' about long'enough."'  The Calgary Tribune appeals to the  member for the district and the senator  who resides al Calgary to1 look into and  try and remedy the matter. ThkThiijunk  would appeal Lo the member for this district to look into antl try and remedy our  bungled and inadequate postal facilities,  but it well knows that Mr. Mtira, is too  busily engaged in other business a Hairs to  bother with such small matters as postal  facilities���unless ti town in which he is  interested is directly concerned. It  would be useless to appeal to either ofthe  senators from British Columbia, for  neither one of them known where Kootenay is located, and none of them has  even ever heard of Three Forks.  It marked ex-  The   establishment   ot  a   postoffice  at  Tliree   Forks,  tind the   arrangement by  which its mail will be made up and forward eel from New Denver once a- week, is  in   keeping   with   the   usual   blundering  methods   of     the    postoffice    inspector.  Three Forks is distant  but  twenty-five  miles from Kaslo, with which it has stage  connection six days a week.    Kaslo is distant but   forty-five miles   from   Nelson,  with which it litis .steamboat- connection  daily,    it is safe to say that nine-tenths  of the  mail inatter addressed   to Three  Forks originates iu  Nelson and  Kaslo, oris distributed through theseoflices. There  is already a weekly service between Kaslo  and  'Watson, the latter place being only  five miles distant from Three Forks.    In-  sLead of extending that route on to Tliree  Forks, which would insure the prompt delivery  of mail   matter,  the  postoffice inspector,   in   his   wisdom,   has  seen  fit  to  create a route by which letters,addressed  to that point will be two weeks iu transit,  and   will   be  carried   hundreds  of   miles  where tens  would have sufficed.    But it  scorns  that  British   Columbia is not the  only   section  of   the  Dominion   plagued  with   incompetent   inspectors.   The   following is   from   the Calgary  Tribune of  the 11th instant:  "The Macleod Gazette complains bit-  " Lerly of the postal arrangements in that  " part of Alberta. A letter mailed at  " Macleod for New Oxley, say on Satur-  " day, by train, is carried past Sew Oxley  " to Calgary and returned to New Oxley  " on the following Wednesday: and so of  " other points south. The Gazette; states  " that it is informed on the very best  " authority that it takes in the neighbor-  " hood of fifteen days before the writer of  " a letter tit New Oxley can receive an  " answer from his correspondent at Mac-  " lood. New Oxley is less than twenty  " miles distant from Macleod. This is  " vary probable. I'ostal arrangements to  " the north are alniostasbad.   The whole  Tin-: vote'of the Cariboo constituency  at the late election was: Adams. 122;  Johnstone, HI);' Murphy, US. The total  number of votes polled in the election  was 310. Fast Kootenay polled almost its  many votes tit the last election, yet it has  but one member in the legislative assembly, whilst Cariboo has three.  This press and pulpit of Eastern Canada are making a loud howl because the  customs officials at Vancouver detained  the Chinese wife of a missionary for an  hour or so aboard a steamship after the  other passengers were allowed to go  ashore. If that missionary's wife had  been a white woman, and had been detained for a like time to allow the customs  officials to look up some line point in the  customs regulations, not a word would  have been heard about it through the  Eastern press, and the ministers of the  .jospel in the Hast would not have even  known that such a place as Vancouver  was on the map.  ITroxKV IjAi'OUci-ii'-iii-', who is a Radical  member of the British house of commons  as w;,ell as editor of Truth, says the reason  he was not particularly enthusiastic for  the Home I.ule bill is because he is a Home  Ruler. The bill seemed to him to leave  almost everything*on which self-government is based in suspense, whilst it ditl  not secure to the English and the Scotch  sind the Welch even that limited amount  of Koine Utile that would be involved iu.  tlieir being allowed to legislate on British  measures without the intervention of  irishmen.   A Mu. Adams wtis elected in Cariboo to  tho seat in the provincial assembly made  vacant by the death of '31 r. Nason, tind  now the coast papers are quarreling over  his position. The Victoria Ti mes says one  of his.opponents, a Mr. Murphy, was supported '"on the quiet" by 'premier Davie,  and the Colonist says the Times is a  blankety blanked liar. The Vancouver  World does not seem to know where Mr.  Adams stands, but it frothily says: "It  "behooves all citizens in this laud of fair  " promise to enter the arena fully etjuilimped and do to death for all time the  " monsters of secession, villification, and  "incapacity that are attempting to get  "at tlie throat of the province." If Mr.  Adams is like the other members sent  from Cariboo, lie will say nothing and  til ways vote as does the premier in power.  JUMPING   A   CLAIM.  He looked at his wafc  iictly midnight.'  Reaching down, he fiercely Avrenehed  the stake from the ground and flung it far  down the mountain.  Jle then lit a candle and, finding a  board, quickly sharpened one oud of it,  and smoothing off the broad end wrote  his location notice on it���rechristening  the claim the "Bright Hopes"���and  planted the stake firmly in the ground.  Thinking he would go into the tunnel  and "see how she looked," he took up his  candle and pick tind started in.  .lust tts he did so he thought ho heard a  whistle. Me paused and listened: some  one was coming up the tra.il below whistling softly. Ojtickly dousing the light, he  crouched behind a big boulder just tit tlie  mouth of the tuniiel and drew his revolver.  A few minutes Infer I'etc stepped in  view, with a week's [^'supplies in a sack  slung over his shoulder.  Before he could put his burden down,  Hank suddenly rose up before bini witli  the niuzzel of his pistol almost touching  the other's face.  " I hinds up!" he cried, "I've got the  drop on yer now."  Roto, seeing the other man hud a- full  hand, promptly threw up his, while  Hank deftly relieved him of his firearms.  "Tain't worth fighting about, anyhow,'*  said Pete, carelessly. "'There ain't a  pound of ore in the hull claim."  "Oh, come off,"said Hank. "How about  till that ore you shipped last summer?"  "That was out of a- pocket I struck  which petered out mighty quick'":' but if  you don't believe me, I'll go in the hole  and show you,"' tind, taking a candle, PeLe  started in the tunnel, Hank following, but  keeping his hand within easy reach of his  gun.  The brea'st of the tunnel wtis soon  reached, and Pete, holding his caudle up  before it, said: "There, now, what did I  tell yer?    It's nuthiif hub dead rock."  'Hank took his candle and carefully examined the breast, roof and sides, but not  a trace of mineral could be seen.  "You're welcome to her," said Pete;  "I've blown in till the money I want to;  you can have a blast aL her now if you  want to."  Hank did not reply, bub appeared to be  lost in thought. Finally he said : "Hold  my candle a minute. Pete,"' and. taking  up hi.s pick in both hands, ho struck the  breast a heavy blow, tind the rock anil  mud with which Pete had plastered it, to  fool curious and tin welcome visitors, fell  away, exposing a vein of glittering white  metal.  Almost at the same instant there "was a  deafening report, and Hank fell Lo the  ground with a bullet through his heart.  Pete, with tt smoking revolver in his  hand, which he had snatched from Hank's  belt tis he struck the blow.sLood over him  with ti- grim smile as he muttered : "Another accident!"'  But retribution wtis close at hand. The  reverberations of the shot had hardly  died away among tho neighboring peaks  when a rock, which had long been loose,  started by tho sudden shock, fell from the  roof, bringing tons of earth with it, and  Pete tind his third victim were crushed  in to ti shapeless muss.  PECULIAR   CUSTOMS.  A New Railway Under Construction.  Buy Befbr^ti?e/I|ar^et Ibises  In the RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  REB^-TE   ___H.I_0"W__1__)   FOE   G-OOD   _3XTI__,_DIlsrC3-S-  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices,  Maps,  Etc., to  THE CENTRE OF THE LARDEAU COUNTRY.  Frank Fletcher,  Land  Commissioner  Columbia &  Kootenay  Railway C o.  __TiELso:rsr, _3. o.  It was New Year's eve in an Idaho  camp, and the Gold Nugget ..saloon, was  doing a heavy business all along the line.  Drinks were being rapidly dispensed over  the counter, and in the rear faro, roulette  and draw poker were flourishing.  "Peto" was in high humor. He had  "bucked the tiger" successfully tonight,  aud had quite enough ahead to work his  claim in the gulch.  True, he had not done his assessment  work this year, and by law anybody  could "jump" the "Lone Star" that very  day at mid night. Jiufc Pete was not the  man to be fooled with, as he already had  two graves to his credit iu Doc Turner's  ranch (Lhe mime applied to the cemetery,  in honor of a local doctor), which contained the bodies of two "tenderfoot"  who had "differed" with him and were  accideiiLly shot. So the inhabitants of  Bullion concluded he wtis a safe man to  let alone, and he laughed at the idea- that  anybody would be so foolish as to "commit suicide," as he termed it, by attempting to jump his claim.  The old year had but ti few minutes to  live when 'Hank tied up his horse near the  ������Done Star," and loosened the thongs  which fastened a pick to the horse's saddle, and transferring a couple of sticks of  dynamite and some candles from his sad-  die-bag to his pockets, shouldered the pick  and slowly mounted the tortuous trail.  He had long waited this moment. J(,our  years a^o lie had owned the "Lone Star"  'hiniself, sickness came and he could not  work his assessment, and when he returned to the prospect and found Pete,  armed to the teeth, in possession, he had  accepted his hard luck with a good grace,  but had "hi id "I'or Pete ever since. Hut  now tit last his opportunity had come,  and ho determined to regain his property  and defend it at the risk of his life if necessary.  The funnel was soon reached, and the  moonlight, streaming aslant its bhiek  mouth, easily disclosed to his eyes Pete's  location stake.  Down to the time oi'-Doniitian the female mourning dress among the Romans  was a black gown and a white veil; after  that time it was a white robe and 'black  Veil.  In some parts of Ethiopia men jiresent  themselves entirely without clothes before a person to Avhoni they wish to pay  especial reverence, iu order to show their  humility. ,  The grandees of Spain 'claim the right  of appearing in the presence of: the king  with their hats on, to show that they are  not so much subject to him as other Spaniards are.  Greeks, on the loss of a relative, abstained from wine and agreeable food,  took off all ornaments, dressed iu coarse  black stuff, shaved the head, and rolled in  the mire or ashes.  The Dajakese of Borneo never bury a  dead member of their tribe until a slave  can be procured, who is beheaded tit the  interment or cremation, to attend the deceased in the next world.  Before the meeting of every Kngiish  parliament the vaults beneath the houses  of parliament are religiously searched,-  the custom having been kept-up ever  since the (iny Ptiwkes plot.  The custom of "speaking of the president tis "His I-xcellency" is unwarranted.  No such formal title wtis ever given him  by legislative action. ^Mis legal title is  "the president of tlie L'nited States."'  Pledging one's health was forinorly  doneby the man sitting next the drinker  standing up beside him with a drawn  sword, in order that-, no one should stab  him while his hands were holding the cup.  A Chinaman buys his eoflin often many  years before his death and keeps it in his  house as a most valuable article of furniture. The most cherished present a son  can make to his father is a handsome  eoflin.  Orthodox Turks slm.ve the head with  the exception of a tuft on the crown,  which is left to insure a tifditgrip to the  tingel of the resurrection when he conies  to pull them out of the grave ou the day  of judgment.  Atheuaeus describes a feast given by a.  prince of Caul, which continued without  interruption for a whole year. Even  strangers passing through hi.s dominions  during this time were compelled to come  and on-t.  At ancient British feasts each guest had  his portion placed before him in a. little  wicker basket. The most honored or  noble guest had the biggest piece, tind.  (aking it iu his hands, tore it to pieces  with his hands.  Seventeen Editors Beheaded.  The oldest newspaper in t.he world is  the I'ekin Cn/.otte, which has been regularly published since A. I). OIL It has  now three issues daily (not merely editions) with ti circulation of 1(),(K)0.' The  contents are simply official information,  imperial decrees and the like, which  are  communicated to the publisher by the  functionaries of the imperial palace. The  official documents are drawn up with  great care, and only published after such  careful revision that they do not appear  until two or three days after the publishers have received them. However, he has  time to publish an unofficial edition, tind  also issue a manuscript edition, which is  the lirst edition, and appears two or three  days before the official. There are six  editors, so that there is ample reserve in  case of absence of any of them for government reasons. Tim I is not a needless  precaution, in view of the strict watch  kept on the paper, may be understood  when it is sttited that during the 1000  yearsorso the paper has been in existence  seventeen of its editors have been beheaded.  The Gazette is exactly the .same in form  today that it wtis 1000 years ago. It is  four inches wide by ten inches long, tind  each issue consists of about eighteen  loaves of soft, thin paper with ragged  edges, printed on one side with Chinese  clmraeters. the whole enclosed in ti thin  yellow cover and lightly stitched. But,  though China can boast of this ancient  newspaper, it otherwise makes a show in  the journalistic world. For all its-IOO.OOO.-  000 inhabitants it only 1ms twenty-four  newspapers, ten of which are dtiily and  fourteen appear at longer intervals. Only  eleven are printed in Chinese, one is  printed in .French, and the rest being  Kngiish.   Tlie Editor's Friend.  Some supposed friends of a newspaper  have peculiar ideas as to what kind of  items ti paper requires. Once upon ti time  ti gentleman came into the sanctum of a  Texas paper tind said to the editor:  "Look here, you miss a- heap of live  news. I'm on Lhe streets till day. I'll  come ii]) every once in a while and post  you."  "All right, fetch on your items, but remember we want news."  Next day became up, beaming all over.  "I've got ti live item for you. You know  that infernal bow-logged gorilla of a  brother-in-law of mine, who wtis in business here with me?"  "I believe I remember such a person,"  said the editor, wearily.  "Well, I have got news from Nebraska,  where he is living,-that he is going to run  for the legislature. Now, just- give him a,  blast. Lift him out of his boots. Don't  spare him on my account."  Tlie editor shook his head and the news-  gatherer retired.  Next day he came up again. .'"My.little  item was crowded out. At least 1 didn't  see it'in the paper. I brought you some  more news, tmd he handed in an item  about-a cat. as follows:  "A. remarkable animal���Tlie family cat  of our.worthy and distinguished fellow  townsman Smith, who keeps the boss  grocery store in ward No. Vi (bottled beer  always on tap), yesterday became the  mother of five singularly marked kittens.  This is not the first time the unheard of  event has taken ' place. We understand  that Mr. Smith is being favorably spoken  of as a candidate for'-alderman. He sells  more sugar for a dollar than any other  grocer in town, and is a generous, whole-  souled fellow."  The editor groans in his spirit a.s he  lights ti cigar with the effort. It is not  long before he hears that Smith is going  around saying that the editor is a chump  tind is iiot'iiidepeiitlent to suit the public,  etc.  Many of the readers will say that this  sketch is overdrawn, but thousands of  editors all over the country will lift up  their right hands to testify that they are  personally acquainted with the guilty  parties.    A Country of Vast Resources.  A few years ago senator Hugh of Alabama, in company with other members of  ti senate committee, being in Tacoma, had  descended to the saloon of the Hotel  Tacoma, which is in the basement of the  building, for the purpose of indulging in  some liquid refreshments. Tho committee  on senate business had traveled considerably in the new state and had been frequently sLruck with  its varied resources.  On the present occasion the mixologists  at Lhe bar, having ascertained the choice  of all others jiresent tis Lo what they desired, turned to senator Pugh. Keplying  to Lhe inquiry its to what he would have,  tlie grave old' gentleman said :  "I would be delighted if I could get a  mint julep, but of course that is out of  the (piestion."  "I can furnish you that," said the bar-  Lender.  "Can vou?" exclaimed the senator.  "Then do it,"  lie watched the man, who. having made  the preliminary decoction, walked to the  window and plucked some sprigs of mint  from a bed of that herb growing luxuriantly   outside.    Having  garnished   the  senator's drink with the odorous plant,  the Alabama senator received it with  much satisfaction, and as he raised it to  his lips he remarked :  "Look at this, gentlemen, and comprehend, if you can, the vast resources of  this great commonwealth!"  (Notary   Public)  AND  ESTATE  _B"��R  AUCTIONEER and COMMISSION AGENT         i��i:i'iti:si:.VTiN��         Tlii; Confederation Life Association,  TlioPlnonix ''"ire Insurance Company.  The Provident Fund Accident Company:  ALSO.  The .Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near Chester. Kng-  lanil. makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  Jowett Building, Victoria Street.  LOTS FOR SALE IN  ADDITION  "A"  Adjoining Ihe government townsite of Xelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  properly in Nelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply to  '-:-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-  Mining and   Real   Estate   Broker. Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent for Nelson and   West ICoolenay  District, or to  INNKS & IlICHAI'DS, Vancouver, H. C.  T__Z_EC  BUSINESS OPENING!  There is a splendid opening at Bear  Lakc City for anyone who will open a  general store. One hundred men are  now employed in the mines in "the immediate vicinity, and the forces will  soon be doubled. Contracts have been  let for hauling ore from the Washington  and Dardanelles mines, with headquarters for the packers and teamsters  at Bear Lake City, where the necessary  barns, stables, etc., are being erected.  Hayes & Kane have twenty men making a trail to the Miner Boy mine. The  Lucky Jim is being worked. The silver  question cuts no figure with the Bear  Lake mines. None of them are idle.  This notice applies only to merchants  who are prepared to carry a full and  complete stock of general merchandise.  Come and investigate for yourself. For  further information address  GORMAN WEST,  or FRANK B.  HARPER.  Bear Lake City, B. C.  \v. ,j. wu.sox.  W.   I'KKDl'K.  WILSON & PERDUE.  arkets  Nelson and K?.slo.  Will contrael  to supply mining companies tind  slcuni-  bunls witli fresh meats, and deliwa- same ill any mine  or landing in   llie   Kootenay  Lake country.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  elly. Sectional  (Patents applied I'or in Canada and U. S.)  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and taken apart  by one man in ten hours.  BURNS, MelNNES & GO.  wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed  meats, have opened in the H.-ii-retl block. West  linker street, NKLSON. and are prepared lo  furnish, in any <|iiautity. heel*, pork, mutton,  veal, bacon, and ham. at, the lowest, possible price  FOR  CASH  ONLY.  Orders   Promptly   Filled.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  Specially constructed for  packing- over mountain  trails.  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  For prices, etc., apply Lo.  Kaslo, B. C,  or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M. Co.,  Hell Telephone Jluilding, Ottawa, Ontario.  Notice of Appiieation for Certificate of Improvements���St. John Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, William Niven, free miner's certifi-  ciil.o No. Ill!)7, intend sixty days from the date hereof to  apply to llie gold commissioner for a eertillcate of improvements for t he 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 the issuance of such corlillcato of improvements.  Dated Litis nth day of August,, ISitli. , .,���,���.,  WlLLfAM NIVKN-  Notice of Appiieation for Certificate of Improvements���Idaho Mineral Claim.  Take notice I hat, I. William Niven, free miner's eertillcate No. -11-1.17- intend si.vtv days from Ihe dale hereof to  apply to the gold commissioner for a eertillcate ot improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown granL  of the above claim. .  And further take notice thai, adverse claims must, Do  sent, lo the mining recorder and action commenced ue-  fore the issuance of such eertillcate of improvements.  J.atcd Lbisoth Cay of August, >����;JJj)JAM N1VKN.  *5i��__^^IIP_S_-53'S��_s_3l^S??  The company's Al passenger tind freight steamer  W.   HUNTER  G. L. KSTAHI 100IC Muster  LKAVKS  XK1V n'-NVKIl daily for  Silverton   (Four  Mile Citv) cud head of Slocan lake, returning to New  Denver by ti I'. M.  FOR UATKri apply on board.  \V*. C. MclUNN'ON. Secretary,  June. 21st,. ISiW. Silverton. JI. C.  John M. Kkkkkk. Jasiks W. Shale.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming done.   Have several hundred cords of good  wood, which will be sold at, reasonable prices.  I.KAVK    OU PICKS    AT  J.  P.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon  Street,   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  Passengers and  baggage   transferred Lo and   from the  railway dopol, and steamboat landing.    Freight  hauled and job teaming done.   Stove  wood for sale.  \vrr,RON & wrujAMSON   .IMlOPltrKTOHS  Broker's Notice  l-'rom and after July 1st the undersigned will bo prepared to attend Loall consignments of goods and chattels  held at the Out port, of Nelson, JI. (.;., for payment, of customs duties.  C. HAMBER, Nelson, B. G.  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Conl-riiels taken for work nt all points in Wesl Koolenay  NOTICE.  All persons arc hereby warned against, trespassing on  gov ern m en I land (silualed in the town of Nchon), by depositing i ubbi.-h or placing anv buildings t heron, ami any  persons who may have already placed any buildings on  said land are requested to remove llie same not inter  than the Itlsl, October. IK!).'".  Dated Nelson, B.C. KM.li August, 1����.  JV. 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SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATH OF INTKItKST (at present,) 111 Per Cent.  A MUTINY AT SEA.  One beautiful May morning, in the yaw  1S70. ti, large bai'(|iiu wtis .just entering  Queeiistown litirbor. IJ or sails were hang-  i11_lc in fi very unshapely style, while from  the spanker-Kali' Hew the red ensign, jack  downwards���a sure sign of trouble or distress. Very soon it wtis shouted from  ship to ship that, there had been .a  ������mutiny,' in which, all the oflieers were  killed, and that a mere boy wtis bringing  the ship in.  The story of the mutiny was substantially as follows:  The vessel was about five degrees south  line" on her return passage, lier  of   captain,   two  mates,  consisting  of the  crew  carpenter, twoapprenticesor midshipmen,  steward, cook,-and nine seamen. Eight  of the'.seamen were foreigners from the  Mediterranean countries, tlie ninth being  a young I-iiglislmian from Bristol. Seven  bells in the middle watch (half past three  in the morning) had .just struck, the starboard under the second unite had the  deck.  Tlie officer was pacing the quarter-deck ;  one of the middies was taking a sly nap  to the lee of tlie cabin skylight; the young  English 'sailor was lying on hi.s back on  the main hatchway, under the long-boat,  fast asleep; one man was on tlie forecastle-head on the lookout, and tliree  more were walking the deck in earnest  conversation.  Soon  after the  bell  had struck seven,  these  tliree last, with   one accord, went  ���.towards the sleeper.under the boat.   At  .-a signal, two seized  him, while the third  forced a wad of tarry canvas between his  .leeth   effectually   preventing   him   from  ^raising   any   alarm,   and   then   securely  lashed his ankles and wrists to tlie "gripes"  which held the boat in position.   A hand-  kei'.cjiief wtis next tied round his lace to  jjrev,e.nt any possibility of the gag getting  .misplaced,   and   afier   silently  menacing  jhini with tlieir knives the -foreign seamen  ���withdrew and renewed their consultation.  'This wtis.broken by the second mate, who  i.saimfcerud up, pipe in mouth.  "LfcUg the '-pump and give her a jog out,  ilads," said he.  "Ay, ay, sir," responded the seamen,  one of whom seized a drawbucket as if to  get water to start the pump, while the  other two made as though to ship tlie  pump handles.  "Where is Inwards?'* asked  the   mate.  "Me  think  him  go b'iow to light him  pipe," answered an Italian.  l.iiite satisfied the officer turned toward  the bulwarks and leaned over, smoking  thoughtfully; perhaps thinking of the  friends he hoped soon to see. With a significant gesture, one of the men known a.s  "Black joe," a Greek, and a tall, muscular  rascal he was, quietly crept up behiir1 the  doomed mate and plunged hi.s sheath-  knife to the hilt between his shoulders.  Without a groan the poor fellow dropped  on the deck���dead. Yes, he was quite  dead, but to make all sure the fiends  plunged their knives again and again  into his prostrate body; and then together lifting it, they dropped it quietly  over the side. All this wtis done in sight  of the prisoner under the boat.  The murderers then quietly separated,  one going aft to the sleeping apprentice  on the poop. "Scotty," said he, slinking  him, "de second mate want you!" The  unsuspecting boy at once arose and went  down to the main deck, where he was  seized, bound, tind gagged, and then  placed beside the Englishman.   Themuti-  Branches-  InTELSON' _3_E_____sro_H_:, ,  Cor. Maker and Stanley Sts. "  /"CANADA ��� Victoria,   Vancouver,-   New  |        Westminster, Nanaimo', and Rainloops  | UNITKI) STATUS���San  Franeiseo," Port-  [       land, Taeoiua, and Seattle.  1IKAI)   OKI'TCK:  (50   Lombard street,,  LONDON,- Kn_.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA���"Merchants' Hank of Canada and branelies;  Canadian Jiauk of Commerce and branches;  Iniperiiil Dank of Canada and branelies:  JMolson's Hunk and branches;  Hank of Nova Scotia and branches.  UNITED STATUS���Agents Canadian Hank of Commerce, New York: Hank of Nova Scotia,  Chicago; Traders' National Hank, Spokane.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received  from   SI   and  upwards and   interest,  allowed (present, rale) at '.i\ per cent pur annum.  Nelson, July 17th. Iti'K.    CI HANOI'' V. IIOI,T. Agent..  On and after this date lhe undermentioned  Banks will receive American notes at a discount of ONE per cent.  BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,  BANK OF MONTREAL.  Nelson, August 15th, 1893.  neers were now joined by the other three  seamen who had been having tlieir watch  below. With cautious footsteps four of  the cabin, and I'or a  time  carpenter,  fusing."  "Cheops you got goot sence my front,"  said Joe. "nie not forget you."  "Nor I you, you black--!" muttered  Chips, as Black Joe departed with the  boy. ''As sure tis my name is Bill Smith,  I'll'got to wind'ard of ye till if you are soft  enough to let me free."  Towards noon the prisoners "were led  into the cabin to hear their fate. Black  Joe addressed them thus:  "My (rents, it wtis needful zat we put ze  captin and /.e mates out of our way. Cos  why? Well, we wanted dein nice tings  dat zc old mans pring to captin. Me hear  captin say very much money worth. Now  then,. Shack Edwards he sal be navigator,  I be captin and Peter, him be chief mate.  Cheeps him sal both cook and steward be.  We go to ze coast of Spain, and then we  leaf the ship with what we take, and you  oders can go to hell if you so like. Will  you all be willing'dose tings to do?"  gered against the taffrail, lost his balance  tintl fell overboard. Chip had the Greek  on the deck pinned by the throat witli  one htind, while with the other he fumbled  in his coat pocket for the handcuffs. Kd-  wards going to his assistance the ruffian  was quickly manacled. He wtis a sorry  spectacle, for Chips Imd used his brawny  fists unsparingly. Having tied him to the  nii/.en rigging they decended to the main  deck to examine those knocked over by  the boys.  "Hii'n to the wheel, Scotty," said Edwards, "and put her head N.iN.K."  One of the men was quite dead, the  other was still ttlive, so they secured him  with ti rope and went to examine the  cabin. Just inside the saloon lay the  I'Yciichmau, his head split to tho chin by  the carpenter's big axe.  "The other two tire in those two rooms,"  explained Chips; '"I had got them fixed  when Peter must have heard the noise for  he and the other chap suddenly appeared  tit the door of the hist fellow's room and  tried to bolt me in. Theydid not manage  it though, and after we had tumbled  about the saloon for a. while I  managed  but the other  Itini]) tmd cut  them entered  till wtis quiet.  Presently a  bounding out  deck: blooc  and  terror  was the steward,  much time to loo  gained   the deck   before  the  pursuer  was   plunged   in  his  man,   half   dressed,   came  of   tho saloon   on   to   the  was streaming from his neck,  was   in  every  feature.    This  The poor man had not  round ; he had  hardly  cnil'e of his  back, while  the  two   men   on   the  deck   buried their  weapons in his breast.  The other three men now emerged from  the cabin, each having a bloody "knife in  his hand.  "Captain!" said Black Joe, as he held  up his knife with ti ferocious grin.  "Chief mate!" said a Frenchman exhibiting his.  The mutineers, headed by Black Joe tind  the l^reiii-hman, whose name was Peter,  went in a body toward the deck house,  which was. occupied by the carpenter,  cook, tind two middies. The two former  and one of the hitter were now asleep  within. On -account'of the heat tlie lee  door was wide open. Slowly and stealthily the murders filed into the little room  tind then stood gazing at their intended  victims. The carpenter, a brawny limbed  native of Devonshire, was lying in his  bunk clad in a suit of pyjamas. One arm  stretched out over the side of tlie berth,  was bare to the elbow, showing enormous  muscle. The Frenchman, Peter, appeared  to note the powerful frame, for he made a.  significant motion with his knife. This,  however, tlid not appear to be the wish of  the Greek, for ho shook his head, and taking a pair of handcuffs, adroitly snapped  them first on one wrist and then on the  other. The bewildered '"carpenter sat up  in his bunk with a round oath.  "What b'ist doing here?" he asked.  "Danm'ee, Black Joe! What d'ye think  ye're after? Burn my old shirt if I don't  paint your Greek bowlights for this 'ere  caper."  This noise awoke the cook, a Welshman, who seemed to take in the .situation  at a glance, for with a. yell he sprung from  his bunk, knocking the .mutineers right  and left with two well-directed blows,  and then sprang out on deck. Seizing a  handspike he turned at bay, but with the  stealth aud cunning usual with desperadoes of southern Europe, they dodged  about .till they were on all sides of him.  The end soon came. First one and then  another gave a stab till at last poor Tal'fie  drop]>ed to the deck. The savage wretches  then murdered him over and over again,  and finally hoisted his body overboard.  Their attention was then turned to the  carpenter, who had been guarded by one  man, with threats of the knife should lie  (hire to move. He was now, together with  the boy, brought out on deck and placed  near the sailor, Edwards. One of tlie  mutineers, then removed the gags from  the mouths of the two first prisoners,  facetiously telling them that they were  at liberty to shout tis much a.s they liked.  To make them more secure the prisoners'  handcuffs were passed round separate  grilles, effectually preventing' them helping each other to get. free.  Quite satisfied of their safety, tlieir captors left them; one went to relieve the  man at the wheel, and then they till  entered the cabin. Soon thoy re-appeared  bearing the bodies of the captain and first  officer; these,- like the other two, they  dropped over the side.  After the space of an hour. Black Joe  approached the group of prisoners, antl  releasing the younger apprentiee, a lad of  fifteen, said:  "Jonnie. you know where ze capteu  put v.e boxy flat ze old gentlemans bring  on board tit Rangoon?"  "Yes;" answered the boy.  "Well, zen you just come 'long and  shew us, and den you shall have v.e. brek-  fist."  "I'll set; you hanged first!"  boy.  "No iny tear boy you weel  if you do not come, I make  your  you.'  Go with him,  Johnnie," said  tlie big  pclly, and  with  retorted the  not, because  my knife iu  wiz  feed ze leetle fishes  Johnnie," said  tlie  Yes!" said  Edwards (seeing approval  in tho carpenter's face) "1 am."  "iMe too!" said Chips with more emphasis than grammar.  So it was settled and things went on  quietly for some days. Tlie mutineers  used the cabin, and the others the deckhouse, the forecastle being left without  in unites.  "Jack!" said the carpenter one day,  "we must fight them before we get to  Spain. You mark my words, they will  certainly leave the ship, but they will  either set her on fire or knock a hole in  her before they go and leave us to our  fate. Then they will report themselves  wrecked."  "L'tu ready any time," responded Jack.  He wtis only twenty years of age, but tall  and strong, and above all had good nerve.  About three weeks passed tind they were  getting into the "thirties" when one day  at dinner, Black Joe flung a bowl of pea-  soup into tho carpenter's laceashe waited  on him at table.    Chips quietly wiped his  face and said  nothing.    In fact  it   would  have been very unwise to do so, for Joe  htid the captain's revolvers beside him on  the seat.    At   the  first opportunity  the  two Englishmen held a consultation iind  agreed   on   the   following scheme:    That  night Joe would have the middle watch,  viz.,   from   12  to -1.    With him -would be  three  of   the   mutineers   and   the   two  ��� friends.      French   Peter   had   the   other  three ruffians ami  the two  boys.    Peter  tind his three worthies will be asleep by  1 o'clock, and as each occupied a separate  stateroom,  Chips-thought he  was  more  than a, match for them singly.    What he  proposed wtis to prepare four pitch plasters,'and after they were.asleep to enter'  their rooms,  chip  the  plasters  on   their  mouths  and handcuff  them  before they  were wide enough awake to know what  wtis the matter.  Echvards agreed to make  a point of taking  the  wheel  between  1  and 2, and the moment Chips appeared on  the. pop])  he was-to let go of the wheel  and join him in a rush on the Greek with  the object of overpowering him before he  could draw a  revolver.   The   two   boys  were instructed  to keep a sharp lookout  and the minute they saw any rumpus aft,  were to try and knock down either of the  Dagos,  then  run aft and join the other  two.   That' night  Edwards  went to the  wheel with his'pea. jacket under his arm,  as is usual in mild weather: none of the  mutineers suspected that lie had Chips's  heavy bench  axe  hidden   away   in   the  folds.   Chips had stowed his big axe in  the pantry.  Black Joe always had a glass  of grog and a biscuit soon after coining  on deck, so that when the carpenter went  to the cabin he did not- notice anything  unusual   in   it.     You   may   imagine   the  strain on Edward's nerve a.s he stood at  the wheel minute after minute  waiting  and listening.    Suddenly, from the cabin  arose ti terrific uproar, tis of men  struggling- for dear life.    Edwtirdsstood irresolute for a moment, tis also did  Black Joe.  The latter recovered his senses first tmd  springing   towards   Edward   shouted.   "I  shoot you ze first ting."   His consternation, however, was great when  he  found  that for once he had forgotten to put his  pistols in his belt.  Quick tis ti flash Edwards took in the position, and whipping out the axe, shouted,  "Move one step and I'll brain you!" At  the same moment two dark-figures came  hastily along the deck: as they passed  the long-boat two smaller figures sprang  out with uplifted hand-spikes, which descended with some force, felling them to  the deck. The carpenter at the same moment rushed out of the cabin and upon  to the poop, axe in hand. When he saw  the Greek standing at bay, confronted by  Edwards, he gave a. joyful ��� "Hurrah!  Well done, Jack! We tire till right now!  I've split Kreuchy's head. This beggar  we will keep to hang."  "Will you?" scronmef  ing a. pass at him with  ''Why,     sarttiinly,"  Chips, us he adroitly caught the  villian  by the wrist, giving it such a twist that  he dropped the knife.  "Leave him to me, Jack," he shouted:  "there is another coming for you; look  out."  Edwards was only just in time- an  Italian who had been one of French  Peter's mates, had evidently escaped Ihc  carpenter's plaster treatment, iind wtis  sneaking up, knife iu hand, to assist his  chief. The young sailor met him with the  axe, catching him a heavy blow on the  temple with the  back.    The fellow slag-  to give Peter his medicine,  fellow knocked down the  his cable."  The plasters were removed and the  murderers forced to walk to the deck  house, where they were put in leg irons.  Little Johnnie now called out that the  man on the lookout had recovered his  senses.  "By Jove, 1 forgot him." said Edwards;  "how did you manage it, Johnnie?"  "Oh, he caught sight of Scotty out on  deck at about two bells, just before the  row started, and hecalled to him to bring  him a match to light his pipe. As he wtis  lighting it Scotty hit him a crack with a  belaying pin, and then we lashed him to  the capstan. Wo had only just left the  head when we hoard the noise aft."  " Well done, younleers!" said the ctir-  pontcr, "you've got-good pluck."  The other mutineer died before morning and his body, with his comrades, was  thrown overboard. Fortunately, the  plucky four had fine weather for the next  three weeks, tit the end of which time  they reached Queeiistown as seen above.  Black Joe and his three confederates  were sent to London, tried tit the Old  Bailey and hung'a.s pirates. I heard that  Edwards easily passed as second mate  and got a birth in a good line. They were  till four the recipients of presents from  divers merchants and others; and no  doubt their acquaintances tire to this flay  proud of knowing the brave hearts that  rescued the good bark Gypsy Countess  from the mutineers.  the girl  wtis   exceptionally pretty,   this  (piaint reminder of the Victorian age tind  the Book of Beauty seems to have excited  ridicule   rather   than   admiration.     The  sense of fitness in dress is too'highly developed  for women to wear white stockings with the high colors���the greens, the  heliotropes, yellows, and reds���that have  been   in vouge  this .summer and  will  be  worn  only in   lesser degree this winter.  The canon of dress that requires the stockings to mulch the costume will, of course,  proscribe black stockings or white with  black and white costumes.    It  is pretty  safe to'say that in the freedom of choice  black will have it, except when there is a  desire   to  catch  some passing straw  of  fashion.   The only indication in theshops  that white stockings are to be worn is in  the importation of'cream-tinged balbrig-  gans,   of  which   a   certain   number   are  always iu demand.    White silk stockings  for ball costumes tmd for wedding drosses  are, of course, alwavs to be found.  ILVER KING  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  A Tug-of-War Contest   IJetween Policemen.  At  the annual  athletic sports of   the  Dublin .Metropolitan   police ti  tug-of-war  team from the Glasgow police competed.  The meeting wasquiteof an international  character, and excited  tin extraordinary  amount of public interest; but, unfortunately, there was a great deal tt disorder  owing to the prevailing excitement, and  the  Glasgow  men   hardly   received   fair  play.   The   Glasgow   team   consisted   of  Alexander .Kennedy, Murdoch'McDonald,-'  Archibald  Swan, Alexander 1'nglis. John  .Davidson,   James   McCtillutn,   Alexander  McKenzie, James Sneddon, John McAllister, Archibald,'Shaw, tind  William Mcintosh, superintendent of., police' (captain.)  There was a contest between  the Scotsmen and a.picked team of the Royal Irish  constabulary, resulting in an easy victory  for the Glasgow  men.  who  literally  ran  away  with  their, opponents iu  the  first  heat,  and   were  ultimately declared-the  winners after a second try and a. desper-'  ate struggle, during which the bands of  the Irish constabulary'and .Gordon'���High-'  hinders cheered on their respective sides  by playing national airs.   The excitement  over   the   final   tug-of-war  between   the  Glasgow and Dublin police was something  extraordinary.    It took over half au hour  to clear a  space .sufficient to enable the  event to  be decided.    The Scotsmen entered the arena, behind  the pipers of the  Gordon   Highlanders.     A.s   the   two   got  ready, firmly gripping the rope,  the excitement wtis intense. At the word "pull,"  tlie Dublin  team  set to Avork determinedly, and never  letting  their opponents  obtain the slightest advantage, gradually  drew the rope towards them, and at fifty  seconds  from  the start the Dublin  men  had   the mark  over   the  boundary  line.  Immediately the   crowd   burst   in,  hats  were thrown up, tind the team were liter-  tillv embraced.  Names of Nails.  Many persons a re puzzled to understand  what the terms "four-penny," "sixpenny," "ton-penny," means as applied to  nails. ���' Four-penny" means four pounds  to the thousand nails, and "six-penny"  means six pounds to the thousand, and so  on. It is an English term and meant, at  lirst "ton pound" nails (the thousand being understood;) but the English clipped  it to "ten-pun," and from that it degenerated until penny was substituted for  pounds. When a. thousand nails weigh  less than a pound they arc called tacks,  brads, etc., and are reckoned by the ounce.  Feminine Nature the Same  Everywhere.  Two Washington backwoodsmen played  cards and fought a duel for the hand of  the only woman in the country, and then  when it was till over, the fickle fair one  refused to wed the winner, antl gave herself tf> the parson called in to do the ceremony. Feminine nature is the same iu  the city or backwoods, apparently, tind  the clergy over profit by its eccentricities.  Peculiar but Pleasant.  The form of etiquette which prevails at  the vice-regal drawing room held by the  lord-lieutenant of Ireland in .Dublin is no  doubt peculiar. It is the lord-lieutenant's privilege to kiss the ladies presented  to him. a- practice introduced by George  the Fourth when he visited Ireland in  1821, tmd maintained by every viceroy  since that date.  elson Hotel  DiningvRoom  is now under the mniifiKunicnt of  J~0:E_E_lNr IF1- G-IX_X_  (lately steward on tli_ steamer Nelson).  FINEST WINES,  LIQUORS, AND CIGARS  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  IN  Special Attention to Miners.  ROOMS Fri!ST-CI,ASS.  KATKS aMODKRATE.  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.  l-'nim lliis linn: on ;in cM'orL will 1)0 iiinrfo lo make the  Nelson ii rosori, fur business and mining men, an every-  tliiny obtainable in season will be procured.  Kates-Single meals, .">0 eenU; day board, $3..a week.  THE  BAR  IS SUPI'UEI) WITH  TIIK  HKST HKANDS OF ALL  KINDS OF WJNKS, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  OOTENAY  HOT I  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.  ceur d'Alene  T  L'������������  JOHN F. WARD  MANAGER.  FRONT STREET  KASLO, B.C.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  LELAND  HOTEL  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  A11K CON V KXIKXT A N D  COiMKOKTAilLK.  THE TABLE  IS  THK   HKST   IN  TIIK  MOUNTAINS.  Ullicfc .)()(.'. lll.-lk-  liisslietitli knife,  cooly     answered  Flying Machines to be Accomplished Facts.  In the course of tin interview with professor Alexander t'raliam Hell, of telephone ftiiiie. in Montreal recently, he is  reported to have declared his belief,  amounting almost to conviction, thai- the  flying machine would bean accomplished  fact before the end of the 'century, tit  most before the end of ten years. This  great undertaking, he said, was no longer  in the hands of '"fakirs;" it wtis engaging  the minds of practical scientists, like  Maxim, the inventor of tho Maxim gun.  and professor Langiey of the Smithsonian  Institution. The great difficulty in the  past was that inventors were on the  wrong track. They had been vainly trying to make a flying machine on tin; principal of the balloon, lighter than the air.  Such ti machine could never be properly  steered. The flying machine of the future  would have greater specific gravity than  the air. Of this professors Langiey and  Maxim were convinced, tind on this principal one or bo  machine need  wtis  not alwtr-  Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing,  KASLO, B. C.  Devlin & McKay, Props.  TIIK HKST'OUISIXK.       TIIK HKST HKDS.  TIIK HKST OK KVKKYTIIINO.  PALACE  HOTEL  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  International  HOTEL  Corner  of West Vernon  and  Stanley Streets  NELSON,   B.C.  First-Class in Everything*.  Corner  Front  and  KASLO,  Fourth  B. C.  Streets,  th   will soon  succeed.    The  not,  have   wings.    Nature  ���s ti  wise guide: the steam  locomotive  deed,   the  economical  rott  on  I'.V  well wi  motion  .���hoi it  was  leg;  1.1m  .    Inmost  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  rand Central  HOTEL  Corner  Front  and  KASLO,  Fourth  B. C.  Streets,  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  Ship- leaves Oi-finil Central fur Walson. Hunt- Lake l.'ily.  Three Korks. New Denver mul nil point.* in  thu Kaslo-Hluean ilistrlfst.  Emblems of Purity  not Admired.  The effort to infrodueo white stockings  can not be regarded as successful.     It was  young women  he Bolander  HOUSE  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor i'or  Ladies, and the Rooms are Furnished Newly Throughout.  THE TABLE is not Surpassed by  any Other Hotel in the Kootenay  Lake Country, Being- Supplied  with the Best of Everything:.  JAS. DAWSON & B. CRADDOCK,  PROPRIETORS.  THE BAR  Is Stocked with Choice Imported and Domestic Wines. Liquors and  Cigars.  HE  GRAND  HOTEL  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  TIIK CI.OSKST IIOTKI.  in .SYImmi In thu Stcnin-  licmt   Limiting.  i TIIK IIAKCAUniKKTIIK  j lirst  Hruiiil.-. of Uipiors  ('orni-r  made, in most instanci  who   carried   lo  the   fur  costumes ol  seen in such  race   tracks   in    white    inns  gowns, narrow ribbon sashes  ings,  a lit.!   neat  little  black  IN'iO.     .Many  of  public nlaces a.s a  ''.*���'  herest limit the  these were  .. the Kngiish  in flounced  white stock-  ies.    Unless  Klilorailn ami   S|ih-ilii  iivi-niif.-, opposite  oilier.  NKW  IlKNVKU.  reeonl  Restaurant in Building on the Corner.  Ili-ili-oonis newly fuinisheil.    A shuns of lh<! piihlic piil-  ninii+;e .solicited.  J. C. BOLANDER, Proprietor.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Isdiioof the best holds in Touil Mountain district, und  is thu headquarters for prospectors and  ivurkiiiK  miners.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS,   Props.  2 I  ! '<[  '   i  '- '1  CIS  I'm  ���lip  'Si  1 ']  ]lr\FC*tl  Ilv? "i  ft-'-  umvxiiixrM&imiamwmuiiiAiWinni TITE  TRIBUKJtl: 'NKLSON,  B.C., TIlTrftSDAY,  (XTOBM   I ft,   1803,
TRAVELERS'   GUIDE.
HTKAMKU, NKLSON.
.Leaves Nelson for Kalr'our, Pilot, llav, Aiiiswurlli, and
Ka-iloon Sundays, ■.Mondays.and Tliursdavs al,'.', ]).m.,
and on Wednesdays and Saturdays at II a." in.
Leaves Kaslo for A in.-, worth. Pilot Hay. Halfour, and Nelson on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays at II a. in.,
and on Thursdays and Salnmuys at 3 p. in.
STKAMKR AINSWOKTII.
Leaves Nelson for Halfour. Pilot Hay. Ainswori.li, and
Kaslo on .Mondays, Tuesdays. Thursdays, and Fridays al !l a. in., and on Salui'day.- at .'i p. in.
Loaves Kh>1o for Ainswortli, Pilot J!ny. Halfour, imd
Nelson on Sundays at 10 a. in., on 'Mondaysand Thursdays al II p. iu., and on Wednesday-- and Saturdays at
!) ii. in.
STKA.MKK STATK OF IDAHO.
Leaves K.islu for Ncl.-on ami Honnei-'.s Ferry on Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Saturdays at, I a. in.
Leaves Nelson for Honner's Ferry on Tuesdays, Thursdays, .-ind Saturdays iit it a. ui.
Leave-. Honner's Ferry for Ka-ioiind NYlnou on Mondays,
WediiL'.-dnys, and Fridiiys at C a. in.
Trains on the (treat Nortnern railway leave Honner's
Kerry westbound at  1 a. in. and easihound at ."> a. ui.
STKA.MKK   lIl.'NTKIt.
Leaves New Denver for head of Slocan lake and for Silverton daily, except Sunday.
Leave.- head of Slccaii lake for New Denver and Silverton
daily, except Sunday, at .') p. m.
COLL'MHIA' &   KOOTKNAV   KAILWAV.
A train, connectinj,' at Itobson with Ihe steamer Columbia bound soulh for Trail Creek, Sayward, Wanela,
and Northpoi-L, leaves Nelson on .Mondays and Thursdays ac ,'t p. in.
A train, connecting at Itobson with the steamber Columbia bound north for Fire Valley, Nakusp, Arrow
Luke hot .springs, and Kevelstoke, leaves Nel.son on
Tuesdays and Fridays at li p. in.
At Northport connecLion is made with trains on the Spokane & Northern for Colvillu and Spokane.
At, Kevolstnke connection is make wilh trains on the
Canadian Piieitlc for the .Pacific coast and the Kast.
STACK   LINKS.
Stages leave Kaslo for Hell's, Watson, Hear Lake Citv,
'riiree.'J<'i)rk.s, and Now Denver daily, except Sundav,
atSa. iu.
Sniffs lotivo Throe Forks for Hear Lake City. Watson.
.Hell's and Kaslo daily, except Sunday, at.s"ii. in.
of Xelson. potatoes    iWi
few plum trees in  'tis g
tigo,   the  trees (Yellow
from a-Victoria nursery
Husk planted /(■ I
mien  t.Jiree years j
.Jefferson.-) being
.    This year over
.'i00 plums ripened on one tree. The fruit
wtis large-si/.efl aud of excellent flavor.
My. Collins this year marketed tis fine
strtiwberries, both a.s to size and fhtvor,
tis were ever marketed in the province.
Hut it remained for '".Jtick" Hamilton,
who litis a small ranch near the railroad
depot at Xelson, to prove that our soil
needs only to be tickled with judgment
to produce great vegetables. From one
hill he last week dug eight potatoes that
weighed thirteen pounds.
THIS    "WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.
J. Fred IInine, Nelson—Notice of sale of his interest in
the Slocan Mercantile Company.
John 1 loiinton & Co., Nelson—Notice to .Four Mile City
lot owners.
\V. F. Teetzel and John A. Gibson, Nelson—Notice of
dissolution of copartnership.
W. P. Kobinson, Nelson—Sheriffs sale.
Great Northern Hail way Company—CIiihikc in advertisement. 	
LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.
Last night the end of track on the Xelson & Fort sheppard railway was at Shaw's camp on
Hall ereek, about lifted) miles from Nelson. Mad it not
been for delays in receiving rails, lhe track would have
been at Nelson the latter end of next week.
Appiieation is being made at Ottawa to
secure the Dominion governments approval of the lease
of the Nakusp „; blocan railway to too Canadian Pauilie.
Twenty miles of the Jirttisli Columbia
Southern railway have been delimtoly located iu lta.-..t
Kootonuy. The line located runs along the east side of
>Jlk river to the confluence of Michel creek, thence up
the left side of the valley of -Michel creek to the crossing
of the Siinie, thence iiiong the right bank of Llie same
ereek.
A 40-ton shipment) of ore has been made
from the LeKoi mine in Trail Creek district lo the Tacoma smelter. Work has Peon resumed'oil the War
Kagle mine, in the same distriel, with ".loo" .Morris as
superintendent.
Last week tt man named Andrew Swan-
son was seriously injured ou the N'oisoiiS Fort Sheppard,
a few miles above riaywar.l, by a Iir tree sliding down a
mountain side and striking linn in the side, lie was
taken to Spokane for medical treatment.
js'ortJipoi't (Washington) _\"ow.s, l_t)h:
"There is quite an excitement hero over the loss of a
package containing sr.'M in cneck.-. oeing sent tea New
V ork oauk by ■'registered mail from the >vancla, liritisii
Columbia, postoiiiec. The package was sent by James
U elch, contractor on Lhe Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway, iind tlie checks, iL seems, were iiii.-lracled before
reaching its deslinulion. Soiueuody lsalieiut SIIIIM, miiiic
other body is short that amount, and some oilier body is
likely to uo penance for it series of years in one of nor
majesty's, basLiles made and provided for - J tint, such
culprits."
George C. Tunstall, Jr., tigent at Xelson
of the 1 [auiilton Powder Company, returned on Saturday
from a trip to Spokane, whither he w out for his health as
well as to complete arrangement- for Ins intended trip to
the .Midwinter Fair, lie was so healthy on his return as
to be able to pack a carload of IU percent from lhe railroad wharf to the company's magazine all alone, except
with the little assistance rendered uy "Tom ' Ward.
\V. jy. Teetzel returned from Xew Denver on Sunday. He reports that village looking up and
likely to lie one of the nest in West ICoolenay during tue
winter. The railway engineers are running preliminary
lines in order to get a feasible route into tlie town. Having disposed of Ins drug biismessat Nelson lo Ins partner,
iir. Gibson, Mr. Teetzel will return to .New Denver,
where he has large interests, being the owner of what, is
known as the iVicLiillivray portion of the original town-
site.
The Barrett block on West Baker street,
Ncl.-on, wits sold at public auction on b'aturuay to satisfy .
a mortgage held against it by Mutinies & Burns uf Calgary.'   it urought .-AioU), the .Bank of Montreal being the
purchaser.
Olson & McGinty were awarded the contract for erecting the Uuk.cs cottage on the Hoover addition.
John A. Turner and family have returned from Winnipeg iind the World's Fair, bike all
others who have visited it, Mr. Turner says the .Fair is
too big and too wonderful to describe.
E. Ii. Toniliiison. local manager of the
Kootenay hake neduction Company, will spend the winter in Florida.
\V. A. Heiidryx is back from Southern
California and olt'ug'aiii, this time to the World's Fair.
Cajitain I'imiuLL.'s h l.oud Jf.jhis gallantry to the fair sex. 'lhe other night at Itobson he met,
wilh"iin accident thai might have ucen fatal while attempting lo gel a l.-iuy s satchel Irom t.he baggage car.
Tho baggage car was standing on the track alongside the
sle.iiner, v>ith one end ol the ooat sgaiig-plaukrcsliiig on
its door-sill. The train was moved, aim the gang-piank
«ii- )lulled back fur enough to allow the cars to puss. .Not
noticing the change ui the nark; captain I- ilzsuibbs
walked out on the plank and fell alongside the moving
cars.    Luckily, he escaped without serious injury.
Tenders tire culled  for the building of
the Ward creek sewer. Plans and spccilications can be
seen at the ollice of Frank Flotcheron Wot linkers!root.
Bids must be in by Sal in-day.
The Consumers' Waterworks Company
will not make any very extensive improvements tins
year, owing to its inability to get pipe for the mains
down the Columbia in season.
There  will be a shifting around of of-
flcittls tho latter end ol lhe month. T. .1, l.eiidruin, mining recorder at Ainsworth, goes to the Old Country on a
ihrce-nioiitlis' Viienliun. lie will be succeeded hy'l'*. Al.
Siindiland.--, who i- now a con-lalile at .Nelson. Air.
Sandilandr- will lioMiccccdo.l at Ncl-on by .1. li. (jrahaiii,
now constable at Kaslo.
The building formerly used for the office
of the mining reeoider ill .Nelson is being lilted up for
winter ipim-iors for the gov eminent agent.
William   Hunter came down from Sew
Denver the fore part of the week, coming by way of Nakusp. lie says the grading for ihe rai I way will "be completed between .Niikiir-p and llu: head of Slocan lake by
November 1st.
JI. Duhainel is5 for the third time landlord of the Tooiiiiisoh house at Nelson.
J'evelstoke   Star,    l-lth:    '��Grading  on
the Kevolstoke i: Arrow Luke railway is being pushed
with all possible speed and trucklnying has been com.
meiii-ed id this end. The road will lie completed ns far
iis tlie (tn.-i.-n Slide, thirteen miles below Itcvelsluko,
where steamboats can reach at ail limes. The remaining
portion has been cleared and grading will he curried on
as long as the weather permit.-, but il is necessary forl.be
winler Iralllc tliut the road should be running as far as
the Croon Slide before the snow comes."
The* Kevolstoke Star says several men
will winter iu the Big Bend country". On the !Hh instant
Ceorge l.aforme niiii Polo Bcvi-squo left, Kcvelstoke for
the Bend with a puck I rain load of supplies.
Hospital Directors Meet.
The directors of the hospital met in the
board of trade  room  on   Monday  night.
After discussing the  ways and   means to
best run lhe institution, it was decided,
first, to get the hospital   in condition  to
care I'or the sick; second,  to endeavor to
make   arrangements   with   employers  of
labor for the collection of a monthly hospital fee in return  for free treatment and
care of the  men  paying  the  fee.    What
wtis to be done with   incurables  was also
considered,   the  hospital  already having
one such patient.    It wtis decided to care
for them until such time tis they could be
sent to friends.   The secretary  will  etill
on die mine nianagers-tu Southern ivoote-
ntiy as soon as possible, and endeavor to
make the arrangements indicated above.
In this connection it is not out of place to
state that the hospital association here is
not the only one burtheuod with the care
of incurables.    TJie  Jubilee   hospital   at
Victoria has several such patients.   They
are men  too old   to  work if  physically
able;   men   wiio   have   probably   played
tlieir part as pioneers; men who are without friends and without hope.   The province, and   not  the  loctil hospitals, should
care for them.
Has Paitli in Reve!sto3_e's Future.
One of Hovolstoke's  oldest residents is
F. Fletcher, a ship carpenter, who is now
at Nelson making repairs on tho steamer
proficient; they attend band practice
half a dozen times tind tire gone. Another
difiLCiilfy is to collect- the amounts subscribed when the band was organized.
Six open air concerts'have been given,
and a concert and ball will be given on
November 10th. Following is a report
handed Tiik Tkiiicnio by the treasurer:
i£i-;i;i-;ii'T.s.
Collections in July	
Collections in August	
Collodion* so far iu September	
Total	
i>:siu;i;kk.\iic.\-ts.
July—Bandniii.-Ler's .-alary	
Cost of redeeming old instruments	
Paid on new instruments	
Sundry expense.- (Innips, oil, etc.)	
August—Band n lusters t-iiliiry	
.Sundry expenses	
September - Bund master's salary	
Paid ou new instruments	
Toliil	
Balance on ha ml	
The seventh  open  air concert
given on Saturday evening.
':§88._0
,    7" i'n'
■15 00
§'.1U,55
$50 00
21 00
L'5 (10
1. .0
50,00
;f oo.
;to on
10 no
^^mm^
... $-211]
!?!)
will
stocks of all lines
of general merchandise (except
hardware) can be found at G A
BIGBLOW & CO.'S, East Baker
Street, NELSON. Liauors and
cigars at wnolesale only. Agents for Anheuser-
"usch (St. Louis) beer, the best made in America
be
Change of Bank Clerics:
T. J. Kinucaiie of Winnipeg succeeds J„
Craig as accountant at the Banlc of Montreal in Xelson. Mr. Craig left Nelson on
Saturday for New Westminster, where he
will remain a. month, going thence to the
bank's branch at Victoria. JMr. Craig left
Nelson carrying with him the good wishes
of the business men with whom he ctinic
in contact. 	
Move it Up Town.
-Waiiy complaints tire heard because of
the distance the telegraph office is from
town.    Aud tlie complaints are not without reason.
•*_y
T
lu
.   In ''anticipation': of '-the, increased demand for food's .that."will: follow the
opening- \tip. of  the 'famous : Silver-.-Kih'gr-- .mine, and   having1  implicit  faith in
the: future .prosperity of -Kootenay in ^general, y and: of Nelson in  particular,
we have : been '■ steadily .Increasing1' our: stock, and -have"; at''-'.'present-' the most,
complete 'assortment,  of   general  '.'merchandise   in   the .. interior   of, British;
and see us and compare prices. ■..■■.'■":■.:".
DRY GOODS   DEPARTMENT.
Columbia,
Call
c
EM
lie   has   great   faith
ie
for   t
lfc, in
said:
surprise you
oing   right
The other nig
i   friend,  lie
a
Spokane
future of his town,
a conversation with
■"Why, Kevolstoke will yet
people tlown here. She is
ahead. Two ■wholesale liquor stores are
lo be started: iliesnielterstiould be blown
in: next year steamboats will bo running
up the Columbia, to the Biglieud country;
the mining camps in the Lardeau country
will get all their supplies from her merchants; it will be ti railroad center, us
well as a, steamboat center: und the men
who Jittve pinned their faith to the place
will come out a long way ahead, of tiie
men who deserted her for the apparently
more prosperous towns to the south. The
Big Jjentl country will yet surprise you,
as .$X() ti day to the man is being taken out
of the Consolation company's ground on
.McCulloch creek."
nncs
> il o
'Tin
AND
yPTSt
A Part of the Grady Group Bonded.
Two of the claims in the (Jrady group
on Four .Mile creek, Slocan district, (the
Alpha und Black .Bear.) have been bonded.
The bond is for .S70,000. A cash payment
of $5000 has been made, the balance to be
paid in three, six, nine, ; antl twelve
months. N. F.- iMeiVaught secured the
bond for outside capitalists. Ml
one of the three owners,  was in
today.	
The Nelson Brass Band.
The -Nelson ..Brass'Bund is. doing very
well, considering the dii'lieulties with
which it has to contend. One of the
difficulties is to get members who can
reside long enough at -Nelson'to become
A large iind compleLc stock of tlie lending linos of
Drugs,
Chemicals,
Patent Medicines,
Perfumes,
Soaps,
Brushes,
And
Toilet Articles of
Every Description.
A larjjjo and complete stock of
:   'bdoe:
st__ltioisf
s
T=>
i~^r
OF WEST KOOTENAY.
Showing- the Mining- Camps,of Kaslo, Slccan, Nelson, Ainsworth, Trail
Creek, arid Lardeau.
Full-mounted, $4.
elsoi?
^_I_jL
T_>
Briggs,
iN'el
son
TO THE
.'■E/1.SJ.':
'   and
The Koo-enay Country is SOO
Miles nearer the ilastern
States and Canaaa via Bonner's  Ferry   than   any  other
route.
U/ESj
and
S0U(3\i
Boat connections are made at
Bonner's Kerry with trains
On the
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY
For .Spokane. Puget Sound. _.ioiitiin:i points, St. Paul,
Cliioagu and points in Canada and tho JCastcrn States.
Pa.aeu Sleeping and billing ears. Family Tourist ears.
Ilitilct-Lilirary ears. J-'ree Colonist ears daily between St.
Paul. Honners Ferry, Spokane, and Seattle. Through
sleepers to Chicago.
For l'urllier informal ion apply to the ollleers of tho
boats on the Honner's Ferry run: to I'. Casey, agent.
Great Northern Railway, lionuors Furry. Idaho; li. il.
St. John, general agent, Spokane.W ash.; It. C. Steven.--,
eily passenger and tiekol agent, Seattle, Wash.; II. (t.
.Alcllicken. general agent, '1 King slreel east, Toronlo,
Out.; or F. I. \\ hiiney. general passenger tind ticket
agent, St. Paul, Minn.
You Want to Save Money
You can do so by purchasing your
supplies from us.
We pay cash for everything which
enables us to sell at lowest rates.
nelsons' Bay  Company.
Baker Street, Nelson.
AGENTS FOR Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers, Walkerville, Ontario, and Fort
Garry Flour Mills, Manitoba.
DRESSMAKING
LATEST STYLES
LOWEST PRICES
PERFECT FITS
:r:___-v^:elsto:__::e_
'GROCERIES," HARDWARE,
____sr_3    IMAKTJSP
uppiies..'an
A
EST
STOCK COMPLETE IN EVERYTHING
NEEDED  FOR LADIES' WEAR
0filers by mail
Promptly attended to
MR
II. Mi.i.Al-GHU.Y.
Josephine Street. Nelson.
This Is a Great Country.
If the World's Knir ||iU| been postponed
for a year or two, Llio iiKi'ieultiiml districts rotiiHltiljouL Xelson would lutvo
made tt surprising exhibit in vegetables
anil small fruits. (J. \V. Jiu.sk ol* 'Halfour
would, have shown plums; My. Collins of
jSTeJ«on, strawberries; and John Hamilton
SHERIFF'S  SALE.
Xelson, West  Koolenay. 1'rovinee of  British C'olimiliiii,
to-u-it:
Py virtue of a warranl ul' execution at the .-nit of A. .1.
Marks and l.'liarles Van .\>s.-. issued and tonic dircclcd
against the goods ami chattels nl' K. I). A insivorl h, I have
seized and laUcn in execution all the ri^lit. title, anil in-
tero.-t of l lie said K. I). Ainswortli in a certain mini rai
claim kuiiunas the liullalo. which i.snn undivided oue-
-ixtli infere.-t in Ihe i-aid claim, as on record in the uiiniii},'
recorder's ollice al Xew lienvcr. di>tricl of U i.-s| Kont-
cnay, province of llrili.-.h (,'oliiiiiliin. situate three anil
one-half miles up |-'i,ur .Mile creek. .-id.jiiiiiii.K the Xorlli
Slar mineral claim, in llicMocan mining division of V\ est
Koott-iiay dislricl. province of liritisii fnliiiuliia. to recover the sain of .s_7.'>..'l7. amount of said judgment, he-
sides sheriH's mists and chaises a ul horized liy law. All
of which I .■■hall expose for .-ale al llie court house. Nelson, on the twentieth day of October. A. 11. IS'.Kf, at the
hour of eleven o'clock in flic forenoon.
W. P. UOIU.VH.ON. Deputy Sherill'.
Nelson, October I.'fili, |«i;i.
This sale is adjourned lill Sal onlay. :.\Sth day of October. I.S!i!>, at llie sainir I iiuc and place.
W. P. liOHIXSON, Ik-paly .Sherill'.
Nelson, October ISlll. l.S:-.'l.
DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERSHIP.
Tlie pari ni-i-.-liip hitherto cxislinK between Llie iindcr-
sijfneil. doiiiK business under tin: linn name of W. !■'.
Teetzel ifc Co.. ehemi.-ls and di'ii^^'ists. has been dissolved
by mul ual consent. W. I-'. Teetzel retiring. The bii.-ine-s
in future will be carried on by.I. A.Oiiison (under llie
late llrm nainel, who assumes all liabililics of the linn
and lo wlioui all uiilstiiiiiliii^ accounts are payable.
W. I-'. 'I KKT/.KL.
.JOHN A. OIHSON,
Ncl.-on. H. (!., Oclober Pith, IH'.l'.t.
Just received a consignment
of Fall and Winter Scotch Suitings and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.
JlT.  JT.   SQTJIBE,
Corner Ward ami   Maker HI reels.
TRAIL, B C.-7The gateway for Trail Creek's rich Gold Mines and the chosen ,
for the -Pyritic Smelter. We are bringing in goods from Canada and the Uni
States,   having* the  best transportation facilities of any
site
ited
District,-we cannot be undersold.   Miners' Supplies and General MerEdife^y the
tJKJ li.lJ.vl    \J1l     LOXi.*
ALEX LYNCH,
Prospectors'Outfits a ■ Specialty.    ' JAS. M. STEWART.
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-POST   OFPIOS
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NOTICE.
The uiiilersi^neil has sold bis inleresl in the .Slocan
Mercantile Company, iIoiiik business us K,.|ici-ii| i,icr-
i.-haiils in Sl.icu.il distriel, West Koolenav. Itrilisl, ('ol-
iimbia, lo U 111 linn Hunter mid W.O. McKimioii. wlio'nrc
aulhorized Lo collect and pay nil bills.
Nelson, H. C„ October 1st, l,H<«.        '" '
NOTICE.
The third (Iluall paynieiil on lots sold in l-'oiir .Alile
Pity is now due and payable al Hie ofllce of the undei--
*'((*'wl-      „ ,,   ,       , .lOHX 110USTOX & CO.
Xelson, II.C., Oclober Ihlli, l««,
oienay
LUMBER YARD,
Foot of Heiidryx Street, Nelson
A full slock of lumber roti^li and dressed. .Shingles,
laths, sash, doors, inoiildiiiffs. ele. Three carloads dry,
clear Mr lloorinj- imd ceiling for sale at  lowest  rales,-
G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.
D. GILLIS, Agent.
RING BOOTS.
HERMEN'S   BOOTS.
FiS
STORE.
KANGAROO  SHOES.
FINE TANNED SHOES.
Quilts, Blankets, and Iron-Clad Clothing-;  also a Fine Line of Pipes.
AH kinds of Blank Books and Office Stationery and Supplies.
NOTICE.
The Hall Mines, Limited.
Tenders for hauliiie; ore in sacks from llie Silver K'inj,'
mine lo a point in or near Nclnoii will he received up lo
n.ion. on-Till October, nl, llie ollice of the eoiupaiiv, Nelson, II. ('..
Tenders must stall- |,he rate per Ion of ore. and the
number of Ions Ilml lhe tenderer will be prepared lo
liinil within a period of II dayn from Ihc iln.lt;uf contrael.
The, lowest or any lender not necessarily accepled.
JI. )•:. VROAHPAW.K. Agenl.
THIS  TOWNSjlTE  is not on the market because times are exceptionally
gooa.    It stands on its merits, as anyone can find out who takes the trouble
to enquire into it.   It is the best  outlet on  Kootenay Lake from the St
Marys hiver and surrounding country, and lies about six miles south of
the Pilot Bay Smelter.   You can secure a limited number of good lots for
ON A CROWN TITLE.   The lots will not be at the above figures further
than the end of the month, so let me hear from you at once.
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