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Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer
of   Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,
Copper,  Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for
the Investor in  Producing Mines.
Already Completed or Under Construction and
Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation .Make   the
Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the   Year   Round.
KI.CONI)   YI.AR.-NO. 2,
NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA, THURSDAY,  NOVEMBER  M
«S!KJ.
ONE   DOLLAR A  YEAR.
STEAMBOAT ANU RAILROAD NEWS.
TWO    GREAT    RIVERS   CLOSED    BY    ICE
ON    THE    SAME    DAY.
Work Progressing'"on. Pour Railways, on One
of Which Regular .Train Service Will Commence in Two  Weeks.
On the 21 th Jack Frost got in his work
on two Ol' the groat waterways traversing
West Kootenay. :iiul navigation on liotli
has been suspended until spring, '/'he
steamer Nelson came within an ace of. being L'ro/.en in at Ronnor's Kerry, and tlie
stealn barge Illeeillewaet is beaelied on
the Columbia. The. Nelson was in tlie
slush snow at Conner's Furry I'or twelve
hours, and slush snow in the. Columbia
was the cause of tlie Illeeillewaet running
against the snag that disabled her. Both
rivers are now closed   by ice.    Although
sanguine steamboatinen predict tluttthe
Honnor's Ferry route will again beopened
this fall, no one is sanguine enough to
predict that the Columbia will open before
April next.
The   Nelson  made  the run  through   to
Hon iter's   Furry all   right,   although   ice
a.bove half an inch thick was encountered
from the. mouth of (ioat river up to within
twenty miles of the Ferry.    At the latter
place the slush snow  was sti uck.    After
making tho  regular landing,   wood   was
taken on at the opposite side of the river.
A start was then made for Galena landing,
and for hours the boat did not appear to
move an inch.    Fiiutlly, the force of the
water moved the  whole slush  doe down
past the rocky point whore tho .jam  had
former! and  tho boatjnovod along with it
and got in clear water.    In the Columbia,
the slush snow wa,s running to a depth of
a-foot or more, and  the  Illeeillewaet on
her   downward   trip   ran  against a.  submerged  snag aud   was  so damaged  that
she had to be beached.    She was loaded
with   Hour for Nakusp  and  had  aboard
sixteen sacks of mail.    Tlie mail  was, sent
back   to Kevelstokc, and   in time  it  will
reach   its  destination   via   Victoria   and
Spokane.
The    Lytton  is  still   running   between
Hobson  anrl   the   head   of   Upper  Arrow
lake and   the Columbia   between  North-
port and   the  mouth of Kootenay river.
Captain Troup,   who  is   in   Nelson,   says
that an effort; will bo made'to keep  the
Revelstoke route open by buildinga sleigh
road from tlie "green'.slide" down  to the
head of Upper Arrow lake.    Tlie road will
follow   tho  east   bank   of' the  Columbia
down   to "tlie wigwam," which  is about,
four miles below the "green slide:" there
it will cross the river on the ice and continue down   the  west bank   to the lake.
When  captain   Troup   left  about   eight
miles  of the   road    had   been   completed
north   from  the  lake, and the remaining
six miles would be completed in ten (lays.
The track of the 'Revelstoke .branch  is
laid   to   the   "green   slide," anrl   grading
parties are at work further south.   There
is not much freight a t .Revelstoke for Kootenay lake points—not to exceed three carloads in all; but the company that is constructing the Nakusp ■&  Slocan  railway
litis twenty carloads, mostly supplies that
are  badly needed at  the  grading camps
along  the line.    Aside   from grading', no
work is now being done on the Nakusp c\r
Slocan. ,
C. E. Kerry, one of the engineers sent
out from Kaslo to cross-section the Kaslo
& Slocan, was in Nelson this week. He
■ reports clearing right-of-way the only
work likely to be done on ''that road this
winter.
Chief engineer Roberts of tho Nelson A:
Fort Sheppard is again at the front on
his road, where he will stay until it is
completed to Five-mile point, which will
be in about ten days. lie expects regular
train service to begin not later than the
.12th- of December. Tho end of track is
now at a big trestle near Daly's ranch,
about three miles from the point. Although tariffs and time-card sare not yet
announced, it is understood that tlie faro
from Nelson to Spokane will be $!).;")(). and
the freight rate on ore '$!) a ton from
Kaslo to Tacnina and $11 to San
.Francisco.' The ore rate is the same
as charged on either route over which
ore was shipped during the summer
and fall, and the passenger rate (counting
the cost of 'meals) tjvl loss tlia.it the trip
could bo made I'or by either Bonner's
Ferry or Northport. The rate on ore
from Nelson will lie less than from Kaslo.
The train service will be twice a week.
Trains southbound will probably leave
Five-mile point at 7 o'clock in the morning and arrive at Nelson from the south
at ;1:.S0 in the evening. As the distance
from Nelson to Marcus is about'ninety
miles, the run can be made easily in time
to make connection at Marcus with tho
regular train on the Spokane A: Northern
which leaves that station for Spokane at
12:10. On the return, it is not likely that
as good time will be made, as tlie grade is
pretty .still" from the mouth of Heaver
creek to the summit at Cotton wood Smith
lake. Captain Troup, manager of the
steamboat line, left Nelson today for Spokane to arrange a joint time-card. That
the railway company is in shape to keep
the new road open is evident from the
following, which appeared in the Spokane
Review of Tuesday:
"Two new engines and a rotary snow
plow were the center of attraction in the
Northern Pacific freight yards yesterday.
The machines were resplendent- in fresh
paint and were decorated with bright-
letters which said: 'Nelson iv Fort Sheppard Railway.' Tlie engines art! Nos. 7
and tt. One is a standard engine for passenger service and the other a I0-whoelor.
The   rotary   plow   is   of   the   latest pat
tern. It has cylinders 17 by 21 inches,
anrl works the apparatus for cutting the
snow with heavy cogs. When in full tilt
the plow throws snow over the telegraph
wires and leaves it live rods from tho
track. The Cook Locomotive Manufacturing Company of Patterson, Now Jersey, built it, tit a cost of $2.">,(K)(). which includes a. royalty of $7000. The engines
were both from tho Ha Id win works at
Philadelphia. They cost &S000 each, approximately."
The condition of the trade must be good,
as .Mr. Roberts ran through from Spokane
to Nelson in SJ, hours. From Marcus north
the train .was made, up of an engine, a
Hanger, and a caboose.
THE   BOUNDARIES   REARRANGED.
ON   THE   FREE   LIST.
The Democratic Idea to be Given Practical
Eil'ect.
According to tho bill drafted by tho
Democratic members of tho ways anrl
means committee, tho following articles
are to be added to the free list on and
after March .1st. 18!)!: "Racon, hams,
beef, mutton, pork, meats of all kinds,
preparer! or preserved, not otherwise provided for, baryta-, binding twine made in
whole or iu part of Istlo or Tampico fiber,
manilla, Sisttl or Sunn, single ply. measuring not more than 1)00 feet to the pound,
stuffed birds not .suitable for millinery,
bird skins prepared for preservation, blue
vitro],   (tone,   charcoal,  'bituminous' and
shale and slack or cut coke, coal, colors or
dyes not; otherwise provided for, oxide of
cobalt, copper ores, old copper, clippings
from   new   copper,   all   compositions   of
which copper is the chief component of
value,   regulus and  black copper and cement, copper pla.te. bars, ingots, pigs, and
oilier   forms    of    copperas,   cotton    ties,
diamonds, dust or bort, .jewels used in the
manufacture of  watches and  c.looksJ tlie
eggs of birds, fish, and insects, and crude
down,  fresh  fish,   undressed   furs, iodine,
resubli mated iron ore. including magnetif-
erous iron,dross of burnt pyrites, sulphur,
pyrites in natural .state, lard, lemon juice,
mica, and crude, metallic niiiicrnlsand mi-
wrought metals, ochre and ochory earths,
sienna   anrl   sienna .earths,', umber   and
umber earths, cotton seer!  oil. paintings
and statuary,  plows, tools, disc harrows,
harvesters, reapers, drills, mowers, horse
rakes,   cultivators.    threshing   machines,
cotton gins, plush black I'or making men's
hats,   quicksilver,   salt,   silk   not   further
advanced  in   manufacture  than carding
or combing, soap, not otherwise provided
for. sulphate of soda or salt cake, ore in
cake,   sulphuric   acid,   tallow   and   wool
grease, straw, burr stone bound into millstones, free stout;, granite, sand stone anrl
other building or monumental stones, except  marble   undressed,  all   wearing tip-
pa rel and other personal effects on identity  being established under regulations
established by the treasury, timber hewn
anrl    sawed,    spar    and    wharf   timber,
squared  or sided ..timber, sawed   boards,
planks, deals, other lumber, lath, pickets,
palings,  .shingles,   staves,    manufactured
wood, provided tho same duties that now
exist shall obtain in all cases in which export duty has been laid on any article in
the above schedule, chair cane  or reeds,
woods, namely, cedar, lignum vitas, lance-
wood, ebony, box gra und ilia, mahogany,
rosewood,-'satin wood, in log, rough and
manufactured bamboo anrl rattan, manufactured brier  root-  of  brierwoorl,   reeds
anrl  sticks of palmetto,  orange,  myrtle
and other woods in tlie rough: all wool of
sheep,   hair of camel,  goat,  alpaca antl
other like animals, wool antl hair on noils,
yarn waste,-card waste, burr waste, rags
anrl flogs, including all waste or rags composed wholly or in part of wool."
Imaginary Lines Instead of Natural Ones Used
in the Main;
lii ils  wisdom, ■ the provincial  government has seen fit to  rearrange   the boundaries of the several milling rli visions into
which   A Vest   Kootenay   district   is  subdivided.    Instead of rloliuing the divisions
as   including   territory drained   by such
and such creeks and rivers,   they are de-
liuerl by lines that not one man in a thousand   can   determine.    To illustrate:    Instead  of defining Slocan   division   as   including all the country drained by rivers,
streams, and tributaries thereof flowing
into Slocan   lake, it is  defined  as   "commencing a.t a point on the Lardeau river
and the eastern boundary of tho   Revelstoke division;   thence   south  along   the
eastern boundary of the Revelstoke division to the oOth parallel: thence south in
a, lino about ten miles from and following
the direction of Lower Arrow lake to the
town of Slocan; thence north and oast to
a. point about six miles northeast of the
town of Hal four: thence north and west
lo   the   point of  commencement."     The
divisions in Fast Kootenay are defined so
that   a man  ef ordinary ■ gumption1 can
make   no   mistake   in    determining    the
.record   office at  which   he  must do .his
recording: but how can the average man
toll in which division-is a claim  located,
say "six  miles to the   northwest of Balfour."    "Six  miles  to  tlie  northwest   of
Balfour" may be in Nelson division, or in
Ainsworth division, or in Slocan .division.
At tiny rate, it is not distant more   than
twenty-five   miles   from   Nelson   by   the
ordinary route of travel, anrl   not more
than a dozen miles from Ainsworth.    Vet
tho prospector, if he thinks his claim is in
Slocan division, is required to travel fifty-
five miles to roach Kew Denver, the town
in which is located the record   ofiicc   i'or
that   division,     passing    Ainsworth    on
route.    Was there ever such stupidity.
THE   GENS RAL   HOSPITAL.
Punishment Fits the Crime.
"I was once in a big store in Salt Lake
City," remarked a woman who had crossed
the continent not loss than twelve times,
"when a man came in anrl asked the proprietor for seven sealskin sacks. "What
style of sacks?' inquired the proprietor,
very properly. "I don't care what style.'
retorted the purchaser, with soinesavage-
. ness. 'just so as they are all exactly alike.
There mustn't be one inch more sealskin
in one than another, and there mustn't be
a hair's-broath difference in their length,
width or quality, or my seven wives will
make it hot for me at 'home. Understand. I don't care about the lit or anything else. Von send up seven sealskin
sacks   that are  exact ly alike-that's  the
main point.' From which," concluded
the woman, "it would seem that polygamy was not altogether tho bed of roses
that the .Mormons would havens believe."
Sacking the Boulder.
Byron N. White, manager at the Slocan
Star mine, in Slocan district, was in   Nelson this week.    He said  that the owners
of  the  big  boulder wore   breaking it up
and sacking it for shipment. The boulder
is estimated to weigh about 12") tons, anrl
•10 tons were iu sticks when he left. A
sleigh road is being built to the Slocan
Star, and it was expected that it would bo
completed so that ore could be hauled
over it the fore part of next week. The
ore will be hauled to Three Forks, where
it will probably remain until the railway
is com pie tod next summer.
Changes Hands at a Good Figure.
"Bill" Alperson of Spokane and Paul
Gaston of Pa louse City have purchased
the (iolden Queen, a Trail ('reek mineral
claim, at a |)rice stated to be $7000. of
which $2."00 was cash. The claim is close
to the War Fagle, and it may be worked
this winter. It is "developed" by five or
six In-foot holes, the ore being a copper
sulphide carrying gold.
Pl1-:\"i:i.stoivi: Mi.viNc Division-.—(Joiiiiitunuing ;il a
point on tlio Slltli parallel where, il. joins iho western
l.imincIury,"of tlie West ICnoUjiiiiy district: thence north
along the paid'boundary to thu eastern boundary ol' the
West ICoolenay district: theneo south along the eastern
boundary of the West Kootenay distriet to a point about
six miles south-of the' headwaters of- Downie creek;
theneu in a straight lino to liove.lstoku; thiuieesouth and
east to a point opposite the headwaters of .Akololex
river: thenee along flic south bank of Akololex river to
the Columbia riviir; thence along the east bank of the
Columbia river lo Halfway ereek:" thence along Halfway
creek east to I.iirdn river: thence south and west.-to a
point ten miles east of the Columbia-river on the aljfli
parallel: tbenee along the 'Willi parallel.l.u point of commencement.
li.l.KL'ii.i.KWAKT MlNl.vo 1)1 vision.—Commencing at a
point on the eastern boundary of the West Kootenay district abotit six miles south of the head waters of Downie
ereek: thence along the eastern boundary of the Uevel-
stoke mining division to a point opposite the headwaters
of Akololex river: thence in a straight line south and
east to the eastern boundary of the West Kootenay district.; thence north along said boundary to the point of
commencement.
Ij.uspkao AIim.vc Division-.—Commencing at a 'point
on the eastern boundary of the liovelsloke division opposite the headwaters of the Akololex river; thence along
tho eastern boundary of the Itovelsloke division to Hallway ereek; thence east to a pointabout lift ecu miles east
of Upper Arrow lake; thence north lo the Inlaiektukok
river; thence north and east to the southern boundary of
the llli'cillewaef division; llionco along the southern
boundary of the Illeeillewaet division to the point- of
commencement.
Tuocr-ljAKK 11 ixl.vo Division.—Commencing al. the
junction' of the llleeillewiiel and l.anleao divisions on
the eastern boundary of the West lCootcnay district:
thence south along the eastern boundary of ihe l.ar.leau
division: thence west along the boundary of the Itevel-
stoke division to l.ardcau river: thence north lo point of
commencement.
Si.iicax lli.viNo Division.—Commencing at a point on
the l.ardeau river and the eastern boundary of the
I'evelstoke division: thence south ..along the eastern
boundary ofthe Ivcvelsfoke division to the aOtli parallel:
thence south in a line about III miles from and following
the direction of Lower Arrow Lake lo the town of Slocan; thence north and east to a point about six miles
norih-west of the town of Halfour; thence north and
wesl to lhe point of commencement.
Ni-w.soN Mi.vino Division- -Commencing at, a point on
tliuniltli parallel on the western boundary of West Kootenay'district; thence south along said boundary lo a
point about lift ecu miles north of the International
Houndary line; thence east aud -north to the junction of
the Kootenay river wilh the Columbia river; thence
south and cast lo the International Houndary line and
1'end d'Oreille river: thence east along the International
Boundary line to a point about six miles wesl ofthe 117
meridian: thence north aud east to a point about Mfleen
miles north of lhe International Houndary and west of
Kootenay lake: thence following III-.; direction of Ivool-
enay lake to a point about six miles north-west of the
town of Halfour: thence following the southern and
western boundaries of the Slocan division to the .101.h
parallel: theneu west along Hie ;>:itli" parallel to point of
commencement.
Tram. Ci;i:kic Mixim; Division-.—('ommeneing at a
point on the western boundary of the Kast Kootenay
district, about lifteen miles north of the International
Houndary: (hence south along Ihe western boundary of
the West Kootenay district to the International Boundary line: thence east to the eastern bank of lhe I'end
d'Oreile river; thence following the boundary id'Nelson
division lo point, of commencement.
Ooat ICivkic IIinino Division. -Commencing at the
south-east corner of the Nelson division: I hence e.-isl
along the International Houndary line lo the eastern
boundary of the Wesl. Kootenay district.: thence north
along said boundary to a point opposite headwaters of
Coal river: I hence south aud west Ion point on the Kool-
enay river ahouK fen miles north of the liilcrnatiuiial
Houndary line; thence north and wesl In the eu-tern
boiiinhiryofl.hu Nelson division ; I hence south along .-aid
boundary lo pluce of commencement.
AinswoicTii IIim.vi; Division, ^'ommencing al lhe
junction of 'I'n hi I Lake division and theea.tcrii boundary
ofthe West Kootenay district; I hence south along Ihe
easlern boundary of Trout take din-ion lo the l.ardc.iu
river: thence smith along. Mm'eastern boundary of the
Slocan and Nelson divisions |o the jtmclioii of the (.'out
Kiver division: thence along norlhero boundary of Ooat
Kiver divi-ioti lo the cast ern boundary of the West Kooi-
ciuiy district : Ihoiioo north along Ihe eastern boundary
of I lie Wc.-I Kootenay (list lie! lo pi dnl of commcuccmeiil.
Couldn't Raise Two Dollars.
The people of Spokane cannot truthfully
be .accused of lack of public spirit, for before they went broke they gave liberally
of their means to further any enterprise
or work that would benelil Spokane. Hut
they tire broke, and broken men cannot
we'll be public-spirited. A few of t he men
who believe that: Spokane should collect,
the minerals of tho various districts tributary to that city and send thoni to the
Midwinter Knir met one night last, week j
to discuss ways and means. All present I
admitted such an exhibit should be made.
Hut. whore wort; the funds to conic from?
It was suggested that l.liecity and county
governments be asked to appropriate a
sum large enough to defray all the ex-:
peiises. Another suggestion was that a
subscription bo started. This latter
scheme,  however, was voted   down after
ox-banker Cannon made his little s| di.
in which he said : " Vou might turn every
pocket in the room inside-out .and you
wouldn't get, $2; we're nil broke."
When   Will   it   be   in   Readiness- to   Receive
Patients?
■ The following letter from a business
man of Kaslo to (he editor of TilK Tui-
I'.i'XN is published for no other reason
than to stir up the hospital directors, as
they seem, by their act/ions, to have
ceased to be of use:
Kasi.o. November-7lli, IS.'I.'I.
Di;u:Sii:: In reference lo t he " Kootenay ho-pila.!,"
which I believe is its name:
I seem lo have lost touch with the .institution, which at
the outsel appeared a iikM de-crving and merilable
undertaking. For example, though Ihe originators did
nie I he honor of electing me a director-at least.. I
gleaned as much from 'I'll!-: Tmnrxi;, but received no
other notification—I do not think I have ever paid the
small subscription set down agnhiM my name hi the in-
ilial MHifcs Wholher the in-lit ution i.- .-o siroii'.' financially that il can all'ord to dispense with my individual
ten cents'worth. 1 do not, know; but. if it is as hard up a-
the general eouuiiiinily, I shall be happy toremil. and on
the lirst of lhe year attempt something in the way ofan
annual subscription. Jteforo remitting. I would like to
know to whom, and how much?
lly attention has lately been called to the mailer
through the fad of a man having been hurt at the Dardanelles mine. Such accidents may be expected lo multiply us mining progrcs>er.. It.-eenis lo inc. if the mailer
wen; properly put forward, and 'explained, something
might well he expected from mine owners and miners in
the Kaslo-Slocan camps. That there N even an einbyro
.hospital at Nelson is, not known by ,the general public
here.    Vours truly.	
The full inline of the organization that
has taken upon itself the care of tlie sick
in    southern     Kootenay    is.  "lvoofeiiay
Lake General  Hospital "Society." and the
full  name   of   the   society's  secretary  is
George   Arthur   Higelow   of    Xelson.   to
whom till .■communications should  be addressed.    The  "society''   has  long since
passed   tlie embryo state,   but  for  some
reason   the '"hospital"  cannot bo got  in
readiness to receive  pa.t.ionts.    The directors appointed three of tlieir number as a
building '.committee.'   That  ".committee
superintended tlie erection of a building,
suitable in every wtiy for the purpose for
which   it was intended.    The  committee
also  purchased   bedding,   furniture,   and
stoves, and now tin effort is being made to
get water to the building.    The committee
claims that no funds are available to hire
nurses antl pay theother expenses incident
to tlie running of a  hospital.    It  is  also
claimed   that: the government agent, refuses  lo   pay   over   the  amount   appropriated by the provincial government for
tho maintenance  of  the ' hospital, on the
ground   Unit   tlie  people   have   not   paid
their subscriptions.    Then, again, individual members of the directorate lm.ye expressed themselves as opposed to opening
ti hospital merely   for the accommodation
of the do.s_il.uto sick.    The idea 1 he people
had when the   hospital  scheme  was   first
talked of. was that the care of the  destitute sick was too heavy a   burden for the
few to bear, and that; the expense should
be born by the many.    This idea they endeavored  to carry out by-incorporating a
himself well  satisfied   with   the  way  in
which    his   ore   was   sampled    and    the
promptness with which  it was forwarded
from Honner's Kerry by the Great North-
em railroad.  The ore carried only tt small
percentage of  lead.'the   duty   being less
than $.'3.:j0 a  Ion, but ran over lOOounces
in silver.    As .Mr. Wright figures tlie cost
of mining tit about $20 tt ton. owing lo the
"dead   work" that must of necessity be
done   in .developing   the  claim,   he still
figures out a goorl profit on the ore. as the
transportation Mini smelting charges wore
but $22 a ton.    Asked as to the general
condition  of Montana, Mr.  Wright stud
times   were    extremely   (|iiiet,   although
money was reported not so scarce.   Tho
feeling was.  however, that the  reaction
would set in next year,'when times'.would
again    be   good.     Mr.    Wright   said   the
weather was so cold at Great Kails, that
tho profits of the whole carload of ore was
spent   in   buying  clothing  to   keep  him
from freo/.ing to death.
NEWS FBOM TWO "COMING GREATS"
STIRRING   TIMES   AT   BOTH    NEW
VER   AND   THREE   FORKS.
DEN-
At the Former Place the People are Bestirring; Themselves to Secure Adequate
Mall P'aclllties; at the Latteiv to Secure
Shelter l'rom  the  Snows of Winter.
GOT   US   IN   THE   HOLE.
society.■intl erecting a buildin
That the
idea has not been carried out to a successful conclusion is chiefly owing to the fact
that the men elected as directors have
lost their "nip."
The Money Question Stands First.
An Aniericiin Knglishnian- writes as follows to the Salt Lake Tribune: "At present the people of the .Hast are greatly
agitated in regard to the question of the
tariff,' which is being thrust forward by
the Republicans as the question of till
questions. This is like a, man taking groat
pains to secure a wagon and giving no attention to the fact that lit; has no
horses to draw it. The lirst and chief of
all questions is the money question. With
til! the protection they can ask.assured
them, the Kastern manufacturers cannot
expect to flourish when the people
throughout the country have no money
with which to buy their goods. The
masses must bo made prosperous before
they fan become purchasers and profitable customers. If tlie many tire expected to 'purchase the .articles of the
manufacturers, the money of the country
must not be cornered, locked up and
made scarce and dear to lliein. Lriitler
Shylock rule no revival of the industries
or trade need be expected. Gold will not
conn; to this country to be-invested in
property that is steadily falling in value.
In order to get any gold from over the
sea it- will be necessary to borrow it. and
that will nut no' money iu the pockets of
the many. It will not iu the least raise
the price of property or the products of
labor, yet the masses will be obliged to
stand good for it and |iay the interest in
gold. 'I.'he only money that will do us
tiny good is new money coined from the
precious metals of our mines and freely
circulated among I he people. Iu all small
trading it will there be "cash in hand."
and with a good foundation of solid coin
among our working millions we need fear
no panics. In six months .a ft or returning |
to the monetary system of our fathers we j
shall see such prosperity and such a re- j
vival of the indusi rii-s and trade as has j
not been soon in twenty years, li is the ,
only system for a people living' under a |
republican form of government. It should I
be plain to every American that, wilh the '
Hrit.ish single gold standard that has been |
forced upon us. we are .being brought j
under  ihe same kind of class-rule which :
Where   They   Will  Keop   Us,  Unless  We  Can
Get out of Their Debt.
The farmers of   (Jaiiada.   like   tlio.se of
the L'nited Slates, believe their interests
are ahwiys sacrificed when laws affecting
the material interests of the country tire
enactor!.     Tiny   very  generally   believe
that if they were allowed  to  buy iu  the
markets in which  they are compelled to
soil their surplus products they would'be
tho'gainer.   They rlo not. seem  to understand  that tho one country'that affords
thoni a. market for their surplus products
lixos the price they receive  for  the products that they sell at home: that if they
simply raised enough to supply their home
markets they could  fix prices themselves.
It would   be bettor for  both Canada anrl
the Lbiited States if every pound of  produce raised in excess of what is  needed
for home consumption were consumed by
fire rather than exported to Great Rritain.
It  is strange   that   forty-odd  millions of
people have the power to lix the market
price of every   product of the farm, the
factory, and  the  mine,   the  work!  over.
That the seventy-odd millions in Canada
tint! the l'nited States tire wholly dependent on thoni   is ti   certainty.    If tlie  farmer'   in    Manitoba   or   in   Dakota   has a
bushel of wheat to sell, the price  he   receives   is  not    that   fixed   by   the  wheat
buyer in Winnipeg or in Minneapolis, but
by the wheat buyer in Liverpool.    If the
manufacturer of steel rails in.the United
States  does not sell   his   product at   tlie
price'fixed by the steel rail  manufacturer
of Groat Rritain. he does not make it sale.
If thosilver minor of the Vvest asks  why
it is that the price til" silver is but (i'.U cents
.•in ounce, he is told that the price iu London fixes the price in New   Y'ork.    If it is
asked, how is it  that tin; forty-odd   millions   have  the   seventy-odd   millions at
■ their mercy', .the answer-can only be, that
the few in number have'the many in  the
"hole"- have   them   in their debt.    Roth
Canada iind the LMiited States are in debt
to'Groat Rritain, and Great Rritaiii, like
Shylock,   wants the pound of  flesh—and
gets it.    The pound of flesh being interest
on borrowed money, which is paid, not in
money, but  in  produce at   less than 'half
its cost.
- Nepotism at Washington.
The public service in both the United
States and Canada.'is becoming largely a
family affair. Here is what a special congressional investigation committee finds:
Of I7.5W) employes in the departments at
Washington, no less than 5010 have relatives at the same time drawing government salaries. Kive ofliohds have each
eight: relatives in the service with themselves, twenty-six-have five each, ninety-
six have four each, 27!) have three each,
iind so on. Many cases tire given where
nearly entire families, parents with brothers and sisters, -are- holding well-paid
places. A like condition prevails'.at Ottawa.
Money 'Well Expended.
If the Diivie government makes no
worst; experiment than that of making
photographic surveys of tiie mountainous
regions of the province, it will never be
ousted from power. This summer W. S.
Drewry was sent to I his section to make
surveys, and although inclement weather
interfered greatly with the work, his
parly of four made complete phologra pbic
surveys ofan area of .Kx I square miles a in I
partial surveys of nearly .SOO square miles
more. Maps will probably nol be issued
until a n entire district has been surveyed.
.Mr. Drewr.v left Xelson I'or Victoria on
Monday.
now
land.
grinds I lie working million
in
BucU From Great Falls.
G, H. Wright pas-cd through Nelson
today on his way home from a trip lo
Great Kails. Montana, where he went wit h
a earIo;i11 of ore from t he Mile I'oini cl.-iim.
in Ahisworl h district. The ore was sold
to ihcl'nilod Smelting ('ompaiiy. one <>f
whose smellers is located oil the Missouri
river, four miles below Great Kails. Mr.
Wright sn vs (he smelter i> big enough to
siiie.lt all the ore now produced iu Hrilish
Columbia, but that only one of its ten
stacks   is   in   operation.    He also reports
Tlie World's Fair Net EarnlriK.s.
The report of t he auditor of the World's
Columbian Kxposilion was nllicinlly sent
to I lie board of directors on the 2."ith in-
st.Mnl. It shows for each day of the fair
j the not receipts averaged .S07.l)'.)(i. The
| lottil receipts from .all sources were $2S.-
: ird.IOS: total expenditures. .S2."».."d0.r(.",7:
! balance. S2.0I0.0.'!!. l-'rom this are de-
: ducted obligations on the site to the
! amount of 87IS. 117. leasing the net .assets
I SI. K02. IS.'i: or IS per cent of the amount
1 subscribed by I lie city of Chicago ami its
! citizens.
The Present Stagnation.
i A maiden who was about to lie married
entered   a   priming   office and   ordered   a
l  number   of    invitations   to    be   printed.
; The proprietor, a jovial sort of man.
thinking he ought lo say something, remarked: "Il seems to im• that- anyone
that marries in I host! hard I hues has considerable courage." "Well." replied tin*
mil id, "wo are a II out of work and we've
got to do something, you know."
iVkw Dknvkh. November 25th, ISOo.
The men at work on the roar! to Throe
Korks for the government were paid oil"
on the Mth.    The road is in it very rough
condition, but on  the  17th n team went
through to Three Korks'with 000 feet of
lumber.    A temporary  bridge   has  boon
built over the creek in the box canyon by
contractor McMartin.    Tliis was .smashed
to pieces by lioulrlers fioni  the grade on
the  LSth, but on   tho lOtli it was put in
working    order   again.     Mr.   McMartin
claims there will   bo good  sleighing over
the road just so soon as a little nioresnow
has-fallen.    It imty be. blocked   from'.time
to time bv slides and  rolling rocks from
the railway grjide,   but all  danger from
this source will bo over in about a month.
A  project litis  been set on foot to construct a sleigh road from  New Denver to
tap the Grady group of mines, anrl bring
it   into   direct  touch   with   the   railroad
without   transhipment   by   water.     The
government hits promised assistance.    A
goorl sleigh road would cost about $2000.
The route has boon surveyed  iind is reported on favorably.    The scheme is popular in Now Denver, but property owners
in Silverton are not so enthusiastic.
J. A. Kinch hits boon iu Now Denver
once more. No work will bo done this
winter on the Reid i\: Robinson iind .loiiny -
Lind, but Mr. Kinch is interested in tho
Mammoth, ti fractional extension of tho
Mountiiin Chief, on which tint! on the
Kgypt. iin adjoining claim, considerable
hunting for the Mountain Chief ledge will
be done this winter.
Kar more solirl development work and
far more permanent investment of capital
is taking place in the Slocan this winter
than hist, and it is altogether free from
the unhealthy excitement of last winl or.
This is proved by the records that are being made daily as well as by tho statistics
of ore shipments.
Trouble is brewing on the Nakusp &
Slocan railway. Tho paymaster hits not
boon along the road for weeks and weeks.
It is impossible to got time checks cashed
except at Nakusp. and there it is,a matter'
of groat difficulty. Number-; of September.time chocks have not yet boon cashed.
The Wildest rumors tiro afloat, one being
that all work will soon be closed down i'or
want of money iind another that the
financial management .of the construction
company is standing in with an outfit
thittis doing a largo discounting business.
The sub-contractors and men are alike uneasy. If there is any riot or outbreak
among the men, as is very likely, the law
will come down on thein and punish them
severely. Rut nothing is done to the
other ■malefactors, who by delay are "defrauding the workmen of a portion of
their earnings, anrl doing it with impunity
because the workmen have' no organization and are too poor to 'defend- tlieir
rights legally tts isolated .individuals.
A happy thought struck a Now Denver
ci.tiy.on lately. It was that, the town
should petition the postoffice inspector to
discontinue the mail service til together,
and allow the citizens to arrange by contract-for ti until service from Nelson or
some other point. If the unfortunate
citizens had any hope at till that such a
petition would be granted they would
takeactionat once, but they have suffered
so long that the spirit of hope hits died ■
within thoni.
Current News.
A very heavy snow-fall with  high wind
and low tir*iti]M:i~i( uro si ruck New Itenver on th(r n (.'lit of
I lie i'lnl. NVillicr lit Tlirw Korks nor lit tin; lx;nil of tliu
Inkc wns tin.- snow iiccoiiipanii'il \<y wind.
Two small  buildings are being erected
on Sixlli iivcliiic, aiidllic lilock on tin' coriiul- of Sixth
avenue and Hulliiviu: avenue will lie Marled -liortly.
The manager of the Selkirk Transporta-
I ion ('iiin|iaiiy wil- in SfW deliver eii t In- L':trd. airiin^inic
i   for ii IIii-oiikIi .-tiw line I'roin Kii.-!o.
At  Three   Korks.   some  days   ago.  M7-I0'
|ioiind> of deel" wa- -old in one da\ lij one linn. The
beef all went into tin- hill.-.
Good properly does not go long begging
in lhe.slocan. Tin- .Myrtle li. mineral .claim wa- oiiereil
a week or two ae;o for -CO and a I.Vday opt ion ohtaincd
on it. l-'or -olne rea-oli I he deal failed "lo lualeralize. .1.
A. l-'ineh took a |il-dii\ option on I he-aine elaiin at jI.'mki.
ami after he had made the nece-sary' imi'iirie- at l he
record ollice paid down ll;e con-idcrat inn hi -|h>1 cash.
An extensively -igned petit ion has been
-cut Iron I New I leim-r lo I he po-t olilee in.p. .tor lo ha \ e
Ihe mail.- conn- hy way of K'.i.lo. and to h.o e a fri-weekly
in-lead of a weekly mail.
Since sleighing  has   begun   business a t
Three Fork- ha. taken iplilcn -purl. It i-not yet, lio\v-
ever, nl tlie liiKh-walet- mark of four week- npi. Iiefore
Huvrlie- look hi- learn-oil'. Tlicy are IicJiilt rapidly |ml
ouabain, however    ahead of runner.. itiMcadof wheel..
Tlie   road   from   New   Denver   to Three
fork- i- pla-tered over with warninj,' not ices, and lhe
weary pilgrim duriiiK work hit; hour- i- kepi Ini-y dod^in^
rocks.
Considerable   interest   was   taken' iu   it
ea.-e under the l.icen-e .\et which wa- tried in New Hen-
ver on lhe •Jlth. The crown failed lo make out a eii.-e,,
and Ihi-iieiion wn-di.ini.--ed.
A family feud was set tied the other day.
The parlic- having 1'een at lo^crhenil- all summer
opened flic with information., summons, and cro...-
j ,-iiiiiiiinii- a- -oon ;i- a jii.-l ieeof the peace was appointed.
j l/ivc dollars and eii-l- from (he one and a reeni,'nizaiice
I for good liehioioiir with en-l- from I he oilier-eld tlieni
!   hack to I In- ho-om- of their families sadderand wi.-er.
j     The provision market in New Denver is
; hiidly -npplied. I'or a week there wa. no hacuii in town
j of anv -orl.-ize. or de.-cripl ion. One of t he leadine; lirm-.
j ha- heeti reduced In hnj inK hreakfa-t liiieon in Spokane.
: 'lhi-i- rather n satire on Ihe prolestat ion- nliotil the
| lieveLloke route of which we heard so much. The
! Canadian I'aeille railway gels all il waul- from the people of I 'a inn hi. hut soincl line- I lame Nat are is not so eom-
plni-nnt.
The sleigh   road  between   Nakusp ami
Slneaii lake is mil .vol ill eil'ective condition. .Mn-t of
Ihe slocks which ought lo lie in tlie New Ilenvcr -lores
are sidelrucked ill licvclsloke or Nakusp.
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™*_95®i-™ o  I'lIK   TRITJUKR:    "NELtSOTST,   II.C, THURSDAY, NOVR.MIiI_n   W,  rp  180;].  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TIIK TRIBUNE i- putili-hed on Thursdiiys, hy John  Houston & Co., unci will lie mailed lo snh-orihrr..  on pavinisnt of Dnh Dol.l.ut ii year. No .-uh-eriplion  tiiken' for le-.- Hum a jear.   REUCI.AIt ADVIOi! I'lSKMKN'IS printed at the li:l-  loivmg rates: One inch, s.'ili ;i >ear: I wo inches.  SGI) ii vear; three iticlie- ��."S1 a yeiir: lour inelie-.  S'Jli ii veiir: live inelie.-. $Uir, ii year: six inelie- and  over, at llie rule ol' SI.ail an inch per 1110111.1.  TKANS1ENT AD VHIfTISKM KNTS ii cents a line lor  lirsi, insertion and Id cents a line ior cadi additional  in-crlion.    Uirlh.  marriage, and ileiith  notice.-- tree.  LOCAL OU ItKADINO MATTKK NOTICES ."ill eenls a  line each insertion. .  .  J OH 1'ltlNTINO in fair rail's. All accounts lor .ml;  priming iind advcrl i-ing pnyahle on the lir-t ol  every month: siih.criplion. in nd\ancc.  ADDRESS all ��'��������'����{8{i1!'^.l|?li:N1.:. X(,.OM, H. C.  ��he ��nlmiie  Ml/ __  THU'U.SDAY MORNINt:  .XOVE.MHElt .'��). IS!):*  WET   NURSING   AND   DISCRIMINATION.  Between the wet nursing of the .Lfovern-  nientiinrl Lhe mil road company antl (he  rliscriniinatinK prtictices of the transportation companies. Nelson is fast becoming  an undesirable town in which to have  business or property interests. Tho wet  nurses are afraid that theoneor the other  Avill be required to do t ho suckliiitfnct out  of turn, and tho transportation companies  see to it that the town gets no other sustenance than that given by the two wet  nurses. If Nelson is to be a place of importance, its people, must make tin effort  to get rid of the wet nurses at once. When  rid of them, tin effort can be made to  bring tho transportation companies to  time. The wet nurses can only bo got rid  of by incorporating the town. Once incorporated, our people would no longer  need goon bended knee to a government  agent or a railroad htnrl commissioner for  public improvements to which they are  j'airly entitled. If a road is to be built, a  sidewalk laid, a sewer put in. so much rod  tape must be used that the work is seldom  done, and if done, done so grudgingly that  the average citi/en litis not the hardihood  to make a second effort. What makes  tho matter worse, the representatives of  the goveriimcntaiid tho railroad company  rlo not pull well together, and the one is  almost sure to oppose what the other  favors. Kven if they acted in unison, it is  doubtful whether our-people would got  the improvements the town is entitled to.  for both are deeply imbued with tho fear  of spending a dollar not authori/.ed by  their superiors. The transportation companies will continue their discriminating  practices just as long as our business men  fail to assert themselves; anrl. from present appearances, there is notonough "life"  loft in one of our business men to make a  fight against anything other than an improvident debtor.  "WHAT   DOES    IT   INDICATE ?  The election  of  "Joe"  Martin   to   the  Dominion  parliament. from Winnipeg Is  significant.   Tlie Winnipeg constituency  has always   heretofore  returned .a.-Conservative,   and   Mr. .Martim  is  a  strong  Liberal.     Is the result at Winnipeg  but  what-would   be the result in other Conservative constituencies were elections to  be'-held?    Does   tlie   Winnipeg   election  moan   that   tlie  people  are tired   of   the  Conservative party anrl its policy of protection, just its tlie people of the L'nited  States were of the ilepublica'ir party antl  its   policy   in   18!)- ?    Or does'it  merely  mean that the Canadian .Pacific Railroad  Company wants something, iind its managers have elector! "Joe"'Martin to show  the   Thompson   government   what   they  could  rlo if  the 'company's demands tire  not granted?   Tin-; Tkiisl-.nk is of opinion  that the same feeling of unrest and dissatisfaction prevails in Canada  this year  its  prevailed   in   the   United   States  last  year,  and  it can  only  be cured   by. the  same remedy, it threatened dose of Kreo  Trade.���which   if  administered . will   kill  the patient.    Apart from his politics, Mr.  Martin has qualities that will shove him  to tho front in tiny legislative body.    lie.  along with  premier  Creenway of Manitoba.,   made  tho  fight   against   the  Macdonald government   on  the disallowance  of railway charters, iind  forced that government   to allow  Manitoba   to   build   a  railway that paralleled one belonging to  the  Canadian    Pacific      lie   is.  also,   flic  lather of the Manitoba School Act, which  abolishes  separate   schools   in   Manitoba,  iind which has stood  the test ofan appeal  to   the   privy  council   of   Croat   Britain.  Mr. Martin   is a   lighter  for what   he  believes to be the rights of the people of his  province.    Would that British Columbia  had one such man iu the  Dominion house  of commons.  The petition praying that the provincial government do not hand back tin-  bond put by the Nelson ev Kort Sheppard  Railway Company until the company  completes its road "to it point on the outlet at or near Nelson" hits ere this been  forwarded to Victoria-. It was not numerously signed, many of the leading business men refusing to sign it, either because they thought the company had  complied with its charter or because  they thought it, was not good policy  for Nelson to ant.ngoni/.e the railroad  company at this early day. The pel it ion,  it is understood, was got up by a man  who claims the "outlet" to be that stretch  of Witter between Nelson .and the rapids  nt. the  reclamation   works, and that the  railway is not completed as long as it  ends at Kive-mile point. The term "outlet" has been generally applied lo that  stretch of water extending from Balfour  to the lirst rapids below Nelson, and the  general acceptance we believe is correct.  The petition will have no oil km- effect than  antagonizing the management of the railroad company, for the bond iu the hands  of the provincial government is nol in lhe  shape of money, but. instead, is iu l'nited  States bonds, which, sis lar as t he owners  arc- concerned, may as well lie in \ ic-  Loria its in a safe deposit vault in Spokane.  Manv believe that a general election  will be held in Canada ill. a ti early dale.  ltise\en reported that, premier Thompson said some time ago that, "t ho general  election would probably conic liken thief  in tho night." That is the way thai our  own .John Andrew .Marti wants il to come,  lie wauls it to conic as it did 1 he last I inie:  come so that the day of election would be  past and gone long before many of his  constituents know its date.  Tin-: ways and means committee of the  lower branch of the United Slates eon-  gross has finished its labors on tin; bill revising the tariff. That I he bill, if adopted,  will bo a bad thing for the United States  is a certainty, for it meets with the approval of tho press of Croat Britain. The  London Standard says it will be the built  of England's enterprise if no benefit is  derived, for the Melvinlcy bill dealt a  heavy blow lo Kngiish industry.  If adopted by congress, the new tariff  bill will benefit the mining camps of  British Columbia to the extent of from  $7.50 to $10 on every ton of si] ver-load ore  shipped to the United States for treatment. Under the provisions of the bill,  ore in which the value of the silver is  greater than the value of the load is admitted IVce. The fluty on load ores is t,o  be h") per cent, and the fluty on lead 1 one  cent a pound ���a reduction of a cent.  When at Vancouver recently two inem-  beisof the Thompson government (Messrs.  Foster and Angers) addressed tho people  on the issues of tho day. Mr. Angers extolled the one policy of his party, saying  that every article manufactured at home  ctddetl materially to tlie wealth of tho  country. One of his hearers happened to  be interested in a silver mine in Slocan,  and- asked, if it was such a good thing  to manufacture everything nt home, why  it Wits that tlie Canadian silver money  was manufactured at Birmingham. K.ng-  laud ?    The question was not answered.  PACTS   IN   PARAGRAPHS.  More copies of tlie Bible have been sold  in the.past twenty-live years than of any  other book published.  Five years ago a .single hour's frost in  the district around Cognac. Kr.anoe, rle-  stroyed .Sla.OOO.OOO worth of vintage.  The most destructive epidemic that has  ever been was the "black death." which  appeared in the fourteenth century, und  is" said to have destroyed TO.OOO.OOO of people.  ("iermany is the greatest zinc-producing  country of the world. The main district  is in. upper Silesia, where the metalis  made from calanine and '/.inc blended by  distillation. '  Tho cheese mite is more tenacious of life  than any other insect.- Leuweiihoeek  glued one to a, pin in order -to make a-  microscopical examination, and . in this  situation it lived eleven weeks.  Snowrlen, in North Wales, is the highest  mountain south of the Tweed, and Scaw  Fell Kikes in Cumberland, the ' summit of  which is ."JI(50 feet above the sea level, the  greatest elevitlioii in Wngland.  The best'way to  ascertain whether or  ���not coffee has been adulterated is.to pour  .water upon it.    If pure  it   will   color the  Witter very siightly: if mixed with chicory  the water will take a brownish hue.  A mile of hedge and ditch equals an acre  of laud. The amount of extra land that  would be rendered available for crops,  were all the hedges in Croat .Britain  trimmed properly, would be equivalent to  (500,000 ti ores.  A high stone wall shuts in the garden  of Cray's Inn, .London. Tho municipal  authorities have ordered that the wall be  removed and an open iron fence substituted in order that the passer-by may enjoy the beauties of trees and flowers.  The largest gasometer in the world is at  Fast Creenwieh. Kngland. When full it  contains I _.(.'(KUJOO cubic feet of gas. It  weighs ���___<> tons, is ISO feet high. _���"><�� feet  iu diameter, requires 1200 Ions of coal to  fill it with gas. aud cost $:{<)<),(!()<).  .Miss Olive Schreiner has ended her visit.  to Kngland and litis gone back to South  Africa. It is the opinion of those who  have come in contact with this South African novelist that she litis exhausted her  resoiiroes as it writer, and that she will  not be heard from again iu a forcible and  original way.  Three young men. one it son of ex-pro-  mier Merrier, were recently arrested at,  Montreal for attempting to blow up Nelson's monument, on J act pies Carter square.  The Kroiieh population has long objected  to the inoiHiineiit. being placed in the  city, claiming that Nelson was an enemy  to I heir race, and recent press articles  tended to create a very hitter feeling.  Commander Montoil. the Kreiich officer  who is to make an expedition info Central Africa, has had a Hat bottom forry  hon I. construct ed which has a capacity of  fifteen Ions and weighs only 2000 pounds.  The metal part of theve-sel weighs I.S0O  pounds, its hull being of aluminum plates  four feet long, two loot four inches wide,  and I-.'St Ji inch thick. Tint boat, vyhich  was built from commander Monleil's designs, was recently hiunchcd ill I'aris.  \V_JICiI_ED   AND   APPRAISED.  Thu Valiia oi' an Average Man Figured Out to  tlio .Dollar.  We have it on the authority of Thackeray thai you have to wait until forty  year- before you know the worth of a hiss.  The knowledge would not then appea r lo  ha \ e niii'-h value: and it is fortunate that  science now presents an exact menus oi'  deleriiiining the worth of n lad .'it any  age. The last census officials, or some  oilier infallible authority, have bad his  eon-i ituenl ingredients weighed, appraised, and Hied away as a permanent  standard of value in tho archives of the  National Miiseiun at Washington -much  as lhe Smil h'suni-ni institution or other  grave authority preserve-; the standard  yardstick or the standard quart. It is  some what of a relief t hi is to Iind l he value  of an cvery-day. ,l"d-pouiid young man  placed b\- l lie government as high as .SI8.-  ��� itHI. W'e had not deemed they took so exalted ii view of human nature .at Washington. But they give us chapter and  verse for t he same: or. rat her. weightnnd  measure: I'or I hoy have the body of such  a man neatly decomposed and put up in  jars or hoi I le> ou t he shelf.  So much as !)('> pounds of him is pure  water, says Bene B.iehe. (This solution  is loo simple: why nol ha ve taken a iveu-  tuckian?) There is no alcohol: iind only  '���>}. ounces of brimstone in I his model young  nut ii. But the sugar is there - ���"> pounds:  with ���'! pounds more of white of e^y;. and  10 pounds glue, a pinch of salt, and ol  ounces of calcium.  It, is in this last that his value principally consists, for. when used for lights,  or whatever other more satisfactory purpose than to make mere Christians, this  substance is worth $:!()() (he ounce. Mr.  Biiehe well remarks that few of our fellow-citizens realize they tire worth so  much intrinsically: and it is well they  should not, lost, a la Chinoiso, they attempt by suicide too rapidly lo realize  their assets. They further contain one  font cube of carbon, purest diamond: aud  it is still more lucky that even tlieir dissolution would not leave their corpses to  become a gem of that size. A his. the  happy and tho selfish would iind but a  handful left of thoni in this vale of tears  ���anrl he surrounded by building-stone-  of brilliants!  Still, even at $1J-!. ."'.'���i>. nut ii appears valuable enough. Fvon ;ts a voter, he has nol  yet approximated thai sum in the government, markets. As ;i slave, his body and  soul wen; hardly worth a twentieth as  much. It is true, some girls are said, in  romances, to be worth values far exceeding this: but there are functions of one  variable, and him a fool: at. feast, so the  best literature tells us. And according lo  the best poetical oconomics (and we road  none other--) such value is nol exchangeable. And Mr. Mill it was who told us  value without exchangeability to be a  phrase wit bout :nea uing.  It is sail lo have those great truths of  science dropped upon us when we have so  Lately been told, by professorTyndall and  Frederic Harrison, iiennn, and Strauss,  other disappointing verities. .)i st when  we hnvedisapproved the iridescent future,  we have to ,face those-uwful facts .about  the present. No wonder Mr. Buskin has  gone 'mad. iind Tolstoi making shoes.  ���With -all our development of the soul  through'. (irecce iind Florence, and the  heart through twenty Christ inn centuries,  the body remains still more valuable when  the one is absent ������and the other stilled,  beitr nie! or rather.'cheap me. The soul  still handicaps us: and none but the exceptionally sotiled ;\dd value to their carrion.' The average wealth is far less than  :;', !<S.(!(!I) per -capita. Bow -many dead  la tilers would "cut up" to that extent?  \Vhilt is the conclusion -that we eat.  drink, iind die? N.-iv. nay. mistakes are  'made even in scientific- apprtiisals. One  doubts if even the quantitative analysis  would have sold "ex-soul" the corpse of  Lincoln. Dan to,' father Dninien. And if  we cannot be these we can possibly make  our worth as much as $10,000 to one or  two others. For science makes mistakes;  even a Jew once look too Iowa, price-lor a  life in thirty pieces of silver.  A Domineering- Christian Judg-e.  Ill one of t he courts of Atlanta. Ceorgia.  the other day judge Kdgar li. Orr was ou  the bench. .Judge: Orr is a Sunday-school  superintendent and a devout churchman.  A lawyer named B. Z. Phillips was trying  to reach au-sigreeniei.it with his honor  tibout some'costs of litigation, the sum of  ten cents holding them apart. At last  I'hillips paid tho amount, remarking,  "Touched .again for n dime." Instantly  the judge "sent him a right-hander." and  catchiiig'him by the collar, shook him tip  anrl down the court-room, finally , hurling  him out into the street. I.hrentoninga wful  consequences if he returned. Orr is six  feet in height ;and weighs two hundred  pounds. Phillips is ,-i little bit of a main  This is called "turning the ot her cheek."  I low often we see a domineering Christian  nation similarly malt .rent ji feeble barbarian state which litis ventured to protest  against being robbed! -lust now Spain  iind Kngland are making bloody records  of this kind. __.._._ _  Must Pay His G-amblinK Debts.  The case of W. A. Simon ami Isaac  Abornethy of Missoula against K. (..'. Cove  of Spokane was tried before judge Kumv-  les in t lie United States court a I. Helena.  Montana, one day last week. It was a  suit for debt coin rticleil in a gambling  saloon. Cove Went into the place of tlie  plain tills at Missoula and began playing  faro aL a table where Simon w;is dealing,  lie Inst all the cash lie hail. Coing out to  ! lie ofiicc lie got. Abornethy to cash him a  check I'or $2000. This amount he.also lost  .against. Simon's dealing. Then ho got  Abcrnolhy !o cash him a nol her check for  $2201). I If i his an ou nt I he I est im any was  thai he lost only $l(.('0. When i ho checks  wei'c present or i for payment. Cove had  [unified (he bank not to honor them,  hence the soil. The judge' said I hat  money loaned for an immoral purpose or  a purpose prohibited by law could not be  recovered in court, but a biro  game did  lime  One of the oldest-established, general merchandise stores in Southern Kootenay  can be purchased en very reasonable terms within the next 90 days. The sales aggregated nearly $100,000 in the last twelve months. The stock on hand is new. The  store-buiidiag3 a?e larg3; well-lighted, and in a good location. Purchaser can get easy  tsrms by paying half cash.     For further particulars address  November 27th, 1893. Johil   Houston   &   Co.9   Nelson,   _B_  not come within the rule thus laid down.  ! It  was   not   stipulated    that   the   money  when advanced should  boused for gambling,   and   Cove could'have  done'as   he  I pleased  with it.    He gave judgment   for  j the phim!ii'fs.    (invoisa mining man. .and  holds several interests in   Slocan district..  Death.  "Wli.U is Deal Ii .'"   Tin-mnrali-i would sa.v,  "I'is only n (I'iinsiiiiiii; ' mill I lie Mine.  '���Ti-, a I'd liming IkicU lo (ii-..."ini!("-s i-luy  Kruni wliciii-u ivt simniK:'  iiml thus from iijtc to iW  Conn; i|ii(;slions. (lnuliN, (Iimmmoiis. wliicli MKiiiii  .\lii-l lie ik-i-iili'il. iicvitsi'I nl n-sl.  licit li mocks within Hie slunlow und in vain  Wi-,i-k. "Whul nrl thou.'"   And in viiin oiiimhicM  To sc-uvli within llml .-.hiidow hind \vlii_li lics  Aniiind hiii, und beyond him.    Though wo will.  " l,"l us have Unlit." iIn- (<c-hu of our encs  Comics wiiihntc buck In 11-: unit thu: is .-ill.  Me i w.jl'P a'liiml n-.is I In: mi vi-iinj; -pnrlc  Sinl:.-,   liii-Uors   t-iurl:    mid n,i >cs wit li a liroiuh.  A lil'u liiis.^liju inioihi; boinwllu.-,-durk.  Whil her no vyo niuy follow.   This is Ilcaih.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  ~t~\   L.ilUl'.  M.H.���I'hysk-iun and  Snr^oon.   linoms .'<  ���' ���   and 1  lion-urn  block.  .N'ul.-on.   Telephone;  |_.    Jpi  li. HAi.'lilSON. li. A.- KniTi-ter and Allnrncy in  Haw (in'ihc province of New Itriinswickl, Conveyancer, Notary I'nblic. (.'oinnii-^ioiH.-r for lalciiiK Allidavils  for use In llie t.'onrls of Unli-li ('olninbia. cic. Ollice���  .Second (lour. Sail I bnildiiie;. .lo-epbine .SI., Nelson. II.C  1_.  I III/ liiRiiitotul AUa__o_ll  OK Ki'TTUC KAI.I.S. STKVKNrf UOIWTY.  WASHINGTON.  TIIK I'liKSilVTKIMAN SCHOOL OF KASTKKX  WASH INHTOX.  OPEN TO BOTH  SEXES-  i  j Oilers coinplele (Iln--..-ical. Scii nlilic. si'iii   Literary  Aca-  i ili'inic coiiy.e.s; also Normal and I'oniiiiercial cour.-e-;,  I bichidiu;.;- Short hand, Typewril iui;. and Honlckeepin.i;.  I special allcnl ion ;-,'i\ en'lo Mn.-ic and I'ainline;.  ]   Hoarding  Hull  !ine-l   in lhe Xorlhwi-I : well furnished  tiiroti'-T.ioiii : I'imiiic-'hcnl. electric lie;his. Iml und  cold water.    Sludenl-' triwn every ailvan-  lajjc of a cull ured I hii.-li.ni home.  Fail Tspni Opens November* 14, 1S03  l-'or further inl'orviiat.inii concerninu; ihe place, lerinsol'  board ami .tuition, apply lo ('. A. I'hipps, President, or lo  L. C. P. HASKINS, Secretary,  Kcll Ie Kalis. .Stevens county. W.isliintfloii.  .Oelolier-JUi, Ijj.'.'i.  That New Denver is the coming" town in inland British  Columbia is beyond question,  and it is the only town in  the Province in which speculators have a chance to operate. The following- are  bargains:  The north half of lot 8 bloek 5 (25 feet  frontage), $450. $300 cash, balance in  six months; no back payment to the  government. Lot 9 block 12 (50 feet  frontage), $600, $326 cash, the balance  to the government. Lot 7 block 14 [50  feet frontage]. $600, $520 cash, the  balance to tlie government.  John Houston & Co.  NKI.SON.  or D. B BOGLE, New Denver.  (Notary   Public)  MINING AND  E  TO THE  EHS'  ind  i The ICoocev.ay Country is 300  |       iVIiiei) nearer tha iuastorn  , States ar.cl Canada, via Bon-  '������ ner_   Fewy   than   any   other  route.  U/tlG>T  and  Bor-t connections are made at |    >-v  Bonner's; Perry with trains      !   PSi  CO  0UEj\  Cn the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  l-'or S|io!;iuir, I'iiK'.'I .Siimd. Moiilaim point.-. St. Paul,  Cliicnu'o Mini | mil. is in ('a iini la anil thu Kaslo i'n St n I us.  l'a iii-e SIi.'i-|iiiiK iiml Mining <-ur.-;. family Tourist t-ars.  Iliiili't-hilii-ai-y cars, l-'n-i; I'olonisl mrs daily bitlwcoii til.  l'aiil. IiomiiM's Kerry. .Spokane, anil Seattle. Through  sh-opiT.- lo i-liiiaifo.  l-'or fitrlhiT iiil'oi-Jiiation apply lo Ihc ot!ii-crs ot tho  hoals on tho-lioitnt.'r's Kerry run: to 1'. Casey, ayonl.  Ureal Nort hern Railway. Ilonner'.- Kerry. Idaho: II. II.  .Si. .lohn. Keiienil laccnl. Spokane, Wash.: It. C Sloven.--,  c-ii \- passenger and liekel tip.-ni. .-'cattle. AVa.sh.: H. (.1.  MeMieken. u'em.-ral twM. - ICint; .-ireel oust. Toronto.  Onl.: or I-'. 1. Whitney, ^eneml passenger and ticket  nielli.. .SI. Paul, Minn.  LOTS FOR SALE  IN  ADDITION   "A"  Adjoining the Kovcnmicnl (owiisite of Nelson,  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a i-ehale I'or ImihliiiK's creeled.    Tho lies! residential  property in Nelson.    Value sure to increase.  Applv lo  -:-   W. A. JOWETT,    -:-  Minin_r and   Real   JUstate   Broker.  Auctioneer  and Commission Ayont,  Atfent   for  Ncl-on and   U'oM   ICoolenay  District, or to  INNKS .v  I.Ml'IfAI.'D.-i.  Vancouver.   B.C.  NOTICE.  West Kootenay Electoral District  A   Cooi-l   "I'll'-vi-i mil   Appeal   under llie  "Assc.-s-  iin-li! A i-:. 1>V' ���. nod .-iiiii-iiiliin ill-, "ill he held al Ihe  Coiirl lloii-e. Nil-mi. on I'm-. dnj, I lie all i day of lleconi-  her. l.-!i.'i. nt I in-hour ol' luoe!n<K in lhe I'nivnoon.  N.   KIT/STI'IIIIS.  ,hid|,'i- of I lie eniprl ol' ! ev i.-ioii and appeal.  Ni-l-on. P.. <'.. Oelnher L'Tlh. Is'.-'..  DISSOLUTION    OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  Tin pari in-I'-hip h.'ivliil'orc <-\i-l inu' hel u-i.-cli l.'eor^e  ('. | i Mil ..lid .l.ico'o i'o-.i-i-, iloiii^,- lni-ine~s al Xelson.  l/ril i.-h ('uluuihia. naili-'' lie- linn mi im- 1.1' 11 mil ,V Dover.  is i ii���-ol vi 11 hy unit n;i! ron-i'nl from and after I his date,  lieoi���el'. Iliilit iciiriiij.- I'roin lhe llrin. Tin1 hii.-ine.-s  will he eairicdon hy .la.-oh Do* it, who will pay all I In:  lino's delil.-. and who I- nlniir aiilhon/eil to collect the  <!i��� 1,1 v due I in- linn.  Diiled l his -.'Inl ilnv of Noviioiicr. l-��!i.'l.  Wi-oe-: ' Ui.iiitOK ('.  III'NT.  .liiii.N  lloi .,-m.s-. .I.M.'OI! IMiVKIl.  APPLICATIOM    FOR    LIQUOR    LICENSE."  \ol ice i- liereliy tri'. '< n thai thirty day- after dale I in-  |..|id to apply to the slipnidinry ina^-i-t rai e of Wesl  uoolenav di-lrii I for a liicn-c lo -ell Hipior a I my hotel  at  Kivi-iiiile piiini in Miid di-ir.el. |;. I-'.  I'KIM.'V.  Ncl-on. No\ einlii-r L'iilh. l<'.-.'i.  '"" APPLICATION    FOR    CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is In i-.-l.y ^ri \ 'li that .foli ii Mr| lonahl, as ii^i'iil  for Chiirli-s linil and olhrr-. ha- liled tin- neees.-ary  I hi pi T.-. and ii.iide.ipplicalinn for n < Town < .rniil iii_l'n vor  of l he mini-nil claim "V|i lorin, -iliialcd in the Ncl-on  AI iniiiK I iivi-ion ol' W'cf-I Koo|cna,\. AiIvi-im- claimants  will lorward llnir ohjicla.iis v. HI,in Co 1111 %.-. from Ihc  dale of this pnhlical ion. N. KIT/STI'ItliS,  (iold t'oiMinissinncr.  Nclfon. J'��. t'.. IHIli Noveinher, IMiIi.  j__d O A x*S_ a -Cl_  ITD 1T$ _*~*!i t^" "%��F ^_3  AUCTIONEER arid COMMISSION AGENT         i:i:i'i:!::.sKN'ri.\i;         The Conl'e.lcraiion Life A-sociation.  Thel'h(eiiix Kire Instirancc Company,  The Provident Kund Accident .Company;  .\ i ,s< >,   . '  The. Samiv <'i-ofi   Koandry Company, near (,'hesler. I'hi^-  "liuiil. liiakers of all kinds of mining machinery, air  compressor.-*, roi-k hreakers. stamps, ele.  ���Jowe'tt Building, Victoria Street,  N-SLSOKT,   _3. O-  _C_E3Z___  W(fTir?.4i  LiUlij      JJUUWUiiCil  (Palcuts applied  I'or in Canada and  I". S.)  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and taken apart  by one man in ten hours.  Specially constructed for  packing" over mountain  trails.  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  Kor prices, etc., apply lo  Edward Watts,  Kaslo, B. C,  or The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M. Co.,  Hell Telephone Uiiilflinj,'. Olinwn. Ontario^       'kV'PLicJiw^~'F0^^6^'GRA^-  Notice W herchvKiven I hat John McDonald, as aKcnl  for Khenezcr Itamsay, has liled Ihc nece.-sary papers and  made application fur a Crown (Irani   in lavorol the min-  ,,,'al   claim "l.nln."> cd  in lhe   Nelson   .VmniK   |>> '-  isionof \\'c.-t Koolenay. Advcrseelaimalils wiII om.ii d  Ihidrohieclions within (SI days from I In; dale ol I Ins pull-  icalion. N. KIT/.STI-DM.s    ,  " (Iold Commissioner.  Nelson, H, C��� llith Novcmhcr, 18!W.  There is a splendid opening at Eear  Lake City for anyone who wiil 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 Tor 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,  i his 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.  KEAT_ Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract   lo -aipply   in in iu_r companies  and  ,-leani-  hoat.-, wilh frei-l) meal.-, and deli M-r si me at any mine  or  landing  in   the    Koolcmu   Lake eomitVy.  NELSON Odice and Mneket, 11 East Baker St.  ICASLO MARKET. Front Street.  Mcl-NNES &"C0.  wholesale and retail dealers in .-loci; and dressed  meats, have opened in the Itarrell lilock. Wesl  Bilker .street. ��� NKLSON. and are prepared lo  furnish, in any i|i:nnti:y. heel', pork, mutton,  veal, hacon. and ham. at the lowest possilile price  FOR CASH   ONLY.  Orders   Promptly   Filled.  FURNITURE  PIANOS  J!��Ti  JAMBS MeMALD & CO.  Nelson and Kaslo.  Carry cnmplclc lines of Furniture, as well as iniiniifiii-t lire  I'Veey venule of Mat tresses.  They ai.-o carry I'ianos and  (li-Kans.    L'ndcrtnkin;,'.  otenay-Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full slock of lnmher rouedi fmil dressed. .Shingles,  laths, sash, doors. moiildiiiK*. etc. Three carloads dry.  clear Mr lloorinc; and ceiling I'or snlc al lowest rales.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  !.   Jr^J  &?$  KK  ���!������ ���ny-,-Tr-r  ';?pg^r^rr^T^^;'^_ T^^E^!??^??^^?!^ ;,i.! Wt:. 'i'^.'J.?vV^'T--<!'^ ���:''���' 'J*Ji^e^.,1.' v :a*i4H?zr7*FW��*?kM&:- f.W��l ' _ii,.^.j.," ."TV- .K.-fn W.:^ ' J:'.<--^ ���>��� -'^ iTT^^,^T^_fc?rJ^_rir^r^^.-T?.ir"1vi:i:j f vw:  i_i__��2___'~.  The company's A I passeiiKer and freight steamer  W. HUNTER  (I. L. K.STAHKOOK Muster  LK-WKS  NKW   DKNVKl:  daily   for  Silvcrton   IKoiir  Mile f'itvl cnil head of .Slocan lake, returning In New  Ileaver \>y I! I'. M.  !���'(')11 KATKS apply on hoard.  W. ('. McKlSSOS. Secrclary.  .lime, _lsl. ISiCi. .Silverlon. II.C.  NOTICE.  The following are lhe owners of  tIm " Victoria " and  ���' I 'rince Consort " placer i-lninis on .Salmon river, in Nelson  mining division of  West  Koolenay dislriel, Urifish  Colninhia:   S. .1.  McCOKM II'K', oiic-l hird inlcrest ;  I.KM Sl'TOK. (itie-lhird inleresl ;  KI'IKILI'II (IDllK'llW, one-third inleresl.  Anvone doing work on I lie ahove-menl ioiied claiius, or t    __  fiirni'shing supplies for Ihe same, innst look for payment-      l^jf.J  lo the pari v ordering Ihe same. n">J iisi  KUIIOLril (iOKKOW. l��]&$  Hv A. Mueller, his allorncy-in-faet. Ujur.V_  Salmon Kiver, H. li'., Oeloher ail h, I8!W. '��� _J"X  .d>�� >_  '  w ���"-��� ���"      *i ��\a .jl THE  TRIBUTE:   XELSOlSr,  B.C., THURSDAY, XOYEIUBER   :!0,  1S93.  Capital,a  Rest,  all paid,  up,     -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD   A.  SMITH   Hon.  (ilCO.   A.DKb'MMOND.  10. S. OLOUSTON    I'rc-.idenl  .. .. Vieo-I'rc.Mdcnl  .(icncral Manager  ktelson _3_s,_^nsrcx3:  N.W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Streets.      iu{.\noiii:s i.n    ���  LONDON   (England),   NEW  YORK    CHICAGO,  and in the principal eilics in Canada.  liny and sell  .Sterling  Kxehnnge and Cable Tranters.  OK.VNT rO.MMICKri.W,   A XI i Tl:.VVi:i.l.KHS' CHIsDI'l'S,  available in any purl of Ihe world.  DRAFTS   ISSirKli;  COI.l.NC'rlllNS  .MAllIC:   K'l'C.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  KATK OK INTKKIOST (at. prc-sunl) :U Per Cent.  A LAGGABD'-IN LOVE.  ''Yes. sir. my grandfather was ;i stirring  niiin. When Ik; set. his head to it. I tell  you. something had to bo clout;."  Major Ilarl'well said it with an air ol'  challenge, albeit his surroundings were  such as might tamo thu most warlike  spirit. The big. square sitting-room was  Wiinil and bright, with a leaping log-fire,  iind four goorl tallow caudles in tall,  shiny, brass candlesticks. A thick rag  carpet covered the Moor: with ji rug  tul'ted in a. pattern ol" impossible red roses  in front of the clean hearth. The lire-  shine (lung roseshiides upon white, homespun curtain*, with netted fringe at (heir  edges, anrl played til hide-and-seek with  tiie dark claw-foot table, and the brasses  of the high, black secretary at the room's  farther end. A stuffed lounge, with gay  woollen coverlid, likewise homespun,  stood under the south window, if the  chairs were, for the most part, of uu-  painted wood, they had yielding splint-  hollonis. and were scoured to a fresh  whiteness.    Two or three Windsor chairs.  brave in black paint, gilding, and gorgeously flowered backs, sat- it-row along  the outer wall, too uncomfortably line for  use. The cherry candlestand held it big.  leather-bound Bible. with Wesley's  Hymns resting upon its upper lid.  'Major ihirtwell himself sab in the lire-  side's warmest, corner, tin elbow on either  knee, his eyes inieniiy fixed on the rosy  ���apple in his lingers, from which tt curling  peel was swiftly lengthening under his  skillful knife. A�� ib fell, wit ha faint 'lick,  into the splint apple-basket between his  feet, he sat upright, stuck the peeled  apple on t ho end of the knife-blade, looked  conleiuplalively .al; it, and wont, on:  " Ves, sir!    lie knew his own mind   -anti  made other  people do  tiie same.    Why. |  when  his first, wife-    my grandmother-  died, he gave her a  funeral that was the |  talk of the county -mahogany coffin, sil- ;  ver handles, a  bishop to   preach   the  ser- j  nion. iind dinner for all the crowd.    Then j  he   waited   a   voar.   never  looking tit or'  speaking ton woman. Out of t 'lie common. '  Hut when he did set out   it  meant  some-!  thing: the finest clothes in   Petersburg     j  he lived in V'irginyeh. Dinwitldie county--  gold-rimmed   spectacles,   a    new   saddle, i  bridle,  and   blanket. 'Then,   bright and  early one morning, hcputouL cross-country,   to  see  a   widow he'd heard of,   bub  never seen.    Me knew, though,  she had a  good farm, and niggers..antl money ahead.  l~|) lie rides-hollos: a. lady opens the door.  Hays In.':  ���'������.Mrs .Johnson. 1 presume?"  "'The same sir. says she." What's your  business?"  ���������.Madam." says lie. 'my name is John  bangley of Langley..(Jrove, find I've come  here to com tyou.    Will you marry me?'  "���'Ijight. and coniein, Mr. I.angley," says  the widow. In three weeks they were  married. Folks knew their own minds  then���didn't hum a.nd haw from New  Voar to Christinas."  "Well! 1 don't think it was so much to  their credit. If I married in such haste I  should surely expect to repent at leisure."  Mrs. Ilartwell said from the other chimney-corner, a touch of asperity in her  tone, and in her withered cheek a flush <.-.o  faint iind wavering as to seem but the reflection of the quick rod leaping iu the  girl-face close; at her elbow.  The room's other occupant smiled, nob  openly, but in the covert of his tawny  inoustiiche. the deeps of his sleepy-lidded  bine eyes. A. tnllish young fellow, well-  made, and well-looking, he sat at ease in  front of the fire, ids spurred heels  ���stretched to rest upon the hearth's edge.  .Stotiin rose from the soles of his line, well-  cut boots, and more than one mud-splash  showed on their glossy uppers. Evidently  he was new come from the outer world,  where harsh winds retired through the  darkness, harsh clouds pelted the earth  witli pouring rain -such weather indeed  that the bare coining through it. ought to  have been accepted its it declaration of  serious intentions.  That is, regarding a. normal young man.  Dabney Fane was exceptional. From  boyhood be had never done the thing that  was expected of him. Ho really it was not  so wonderful that now for two years past  he had spent fit least a third of the time  "dangling after" Hetty llnrtweli. when it  was notorious that Miss Amelia Fatten,  the heiress of ihe country-side, would  ���'ma it v him at the drop of a hat, and drop  if herself."  Miss Amelia was tall, dark, line-looking,  if ti trifle coarse, beside Hetty's lithe,  angular grace, her peach-blo.-suin checks,  and eyes .just the brown clearness of a still  pool iu the swamp. The two were of an  age just turned nineteen. The heiress  had, though, a certain rare-ripe maturity,  -OLUMBIA  (Incorporated hy Royal Charter, ISIK.)  Capital (paid up) ��600,000     .       $2,920,000  (Willi  power in  increase.)  Reserve Fund   -   ��260,000     .       $1,265,333  3ST_DLSOTSI    B^J^-.-SrCI-I,  Cor. IiaUcr mid Stanley .Sis.  I CANADA  -   Victoria.     Vancouver,    New  B''iriPi1f*Cl '        Westminster. Nnnaiiiio. mill Kainloops  t tUtOilbu'i I'XITKD STATK.S- San   Fr;:nei-eo.   Porl-  |        land, Tiicoiiiii. and .Scatlie.  IIKAI)   OI'T-'ICK:  l>h   Lombard  struct.   LONDON,   Kng.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA    Merchants' Mil li k of Canada and branches;  Canadian Itiinli of Cniaincrcc and branches;  Imperial Hank nl' Canada and branches;  .Mo'l.-on'.s Dank and branches;  !',,-ink of Nova Scoli.-i and brunches.  L'NITKD   STATK.S-  AjrciiN   Canadian    Hank  of   Coni-  incrce.   New   York:    Hank  of  Nova  Scotia.  Chicago; Traders' Nation,. I  Hank, Spokane.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  Deposits  received   from   SI   and   npwardf and   interest  allowed (present ratelat Ii! percent per annum.  Ncl-on. -Inly ITIh. IMS.    (iliANUK V. HOLT, A^enf.  ii graciousness of curve iind   manner that  put the other often at tlisjid vantage.  Notwithstanding, Dabney Fane so ignored her thill/ she was lain to salve the  slight, the hurt, by rei'iisinga doy.en other  men each year of her life. Well-landed  he was. bub with next lo no money, and  .a very groat capacity I'or spending whab  he could lay hands on. Hy iind by he  would realize which way lay ease and advancement���if meantime ''that girl" rlid  not rivet his chains with a promise. They  had been boy iind girl together-he and  .Miss Patten -and she knew that, though  lie was wavering of purpose, once Ins  word wtis passed, he was steadfast in  keeping it.  Now he half-turned in hi.s chair for ti  long look a0 Hetty. She was so straight.  so slim, her long throat rising from a cup  of white crimped ruf'lle about the neck of  her dark green gown. A tiny foot poepo'1  from under the front of it, the linger  l hat sent lhe needles Hying around a gray  sock's top wore taper and rose-tipped  enough for a princess of the blood.  "Thorough-bred, and fine its silk." was  what Dabney Fane had said to himself  when lirst looking at her. Tonight ho  was more than ever inclined to echo the  saying.  After .a minute he turned to her father  with. "How I wish, major, that your  grandfabher'sdireetiiess ran in the family.  1 proposed to .Miss Hetty five���no I think  it was ten niinuies after we mot--yet am  still in a stale of mortal uncertainty its to  whether she will leave moor have me."  '"It must be dreadful to live in fear of  - the last." Betty said, with a laugh that  was not. quite so merry as she tried to  make it. lier mother half-frowned, saying.  "The fire is getting too low. Hetty: call  Tom to firing in it slick of wood."  "I let Tom goto his brother's festival-  I'll   bring the wood myself."   Hetty said.  stepping into the hall outside,   whore lay  a  inches I hruugh  This. I am sure, is a man after the grand  paternal pattern. Tell me, -Hetty��� iu  -strict confidence is it going to be yes or  no."  " Vim are tiresome." Hetty said: worse  even  than    papa.    I   simply  hale  ti   man  who "  " Doos'nt know enough logo in when it  rains. Von should be merciful to the poor  follow. Hetty. Honieinber he was coming  lo see you."  "Coining   to  see  me!    .About as   much  .is    you a re -and nothing on earth brings  you here, but your wish  to spite ��� well -  some people."  " Who are they. Hetty dear?"  "You know without my telling."  "I'poii my conscience I do not."  '"You  had bettor swear by  something  Jiat has iiei.ual existence."  "Sarcasm, Hett\   dear, is unbecoming a  young person, but let that pass, and loll  mo   truly who it is that 1  am   trying  to  spite."  ".My mother    for one."  " I fear she does disapprove of me-1 hat  all her prayers are for my translation to  another   sphere.    Now   toll    nie- quick-  who else?"  "1 shall do no such tiling you know  more of M iss Fatt.tjn than I do--besides.  .Wether is calling mo - I must, go  "Not till you (ell. mo what you think of  the fair.Amelia!"  "Oh! I think you will marry her - one  of these days."  "So does she. I'm sorry you agree with  her.    I myself had quite other views."  The sitting-room door swung sharply  open. .Mrs. Ilartwell came through it aud  led I i.er daughter within. Walk ing slowly  behind them. Dabney Fane saw the  stranger rise from the fireside, bend his  head m stalely fashion, and lift Hetty's  hand till it brushed his lips: heard him  say with tt liquid half-drawl that sounded  oddly incongruous from such a mouth:  "Ho this is my cousin Hetty. I inn more  glad to see hor than even the lire or the  light, after such storm antl darkness."  Hetty looked at her lather wilh eyes of  wonder. He was coming toward them  with his great grand fa I hor's liquor-case  in his hands. The opening of it Bet l.y  knew to be always in the nature of an  event, il was a square mahogany affair,  on four upright legs, with spaces iieade  I'or a nest of twelve big buttles. Faoh of  tlii'in held a different liquor. The open  lop had six, gold-sprigged wine-glasses,  nestled each in its nook of laded velvet.  "Tonight', we're all Langiey's��� -so your  health must bo drunk from Dnugloy  glasses iu true Langiey style. What shall  it be���port. Madeira, peaoh-and-boney.  .lainacia ruin, tipple-brandy, or wniskey  older than Hetty there?" major Ihirtwell  said, sotting the case upon tlie rug. The  glasses are a bit dusty fetch a towel  please. Hetty. .Mr. Fane. I make you acquainted with Mr. Langiey luge of Alabama his grandmother was a Langiey.  sister to mine, iind he has come all this  way Lo set; his kin. 1 know you'll drink  to him with a right good-will. Whal'l!  you lake, sir? The best, in stock is not  good enough for the occasion."  fatoo on tho sloped guest-chamber wall  above his bed. Opposite.'Mr. Inge, of Ala-  -banui. slept the sleep of the weary, even  snored it little nowiind then. "My cousin  Hetty is worth coming it thousand mi.es  to see." he had said when they two were  alone, and Fane had answered indifferently. "Oil. she's lair-looking: but wait  till you see the rest."  Now, as he tossed restlessly upon his  high feather-bed. he saw himself, his  aoiions. in a new light far from pleasant,  lie had willfully sought this girl as ho  might have done a singing-bird, a butterfly, it wood-side flower: solely beciui.se of  her present charm, with no thought, no  c;ire whether or no she might take hurt of  the contact. No wonder bhc mother had  looked ill him askance��� that .Hetty herself  had shown him always a guard he could  not boat down. I f she despised him even,  he could not complain. Hut before another night fell she should say him.  seriously, yea or nay.  In the calming of that resolution ho fell  asleep. He. awoke to Iind the clock on the  stroke of eight., with rain still pouring,  low clouds hurrying over, on gusty wings  of storm. The oilier bed was empty--  black Tom. whose coining in had disturbed  his slumbers, made haste to inform him  "Dal. iir new gentoniiin. suh. he was up  airly--same lek ole he-pea-fow-el. Doe  done et breakfus down sca-ars long time  ergo: him an' inarse major's settin'dnr, in  dee two cheers by de lier. lalkin' an' or  ta'kin'��� an" dat ar genlemun he look  sin Mill* tis or basket or chips on or cold  frosty niornin'."  "Where's Miss Hetty?" asked Fane.  Tom grinned audibly.  "She dnr too���.-in' 1 yere tun say in de  kit chin, while I 'us im kin* in de hot batter-  cakes, dat Miss Ciith'ern piutedly did 'low-  tor Ann Yiny. when she wtis a gibin out  breakfus. dee gwiue lie woddju'-cake tor  bake yere. in dost orbout three shakes of  a dead sheep's taii."  "Sooner. I hope." Fane said, laughing,  sis he drew on his boots, freshly silining  from  Tom's brush. Dropping a coin iu  the boy's hat upon the lloor. he went  down the stairway whistling .sot fly. ".My  Hove She's bula Lassie Yet."  As the sitting-room door shut behind  him. he hoard Mr. inge saying: "Some  men- most men indeed ��� would make a  mystery .about it. but, it is not my way to  bunt about Lhe bush. I am thirty years  old. rather more than reasonably well-oil',  so six months ago I made up my mind to  marry. Oddly enough, just ,-ts I came to  that conclusion. I met a man from your  neighborhood, colonel Hnrkor "  ������ }*,j_--yos���|ine j'ollow. high-toned gentleman." major Ihirtwell broke in. The  other wont on complacently.  ���'He told mo about, her. and tit once I  decided I hat she was lhe wife i'or me.  Now will you tell nie frankly what chance  I have, in your judgment, to go in and  win?"  "il-in -1 hardly know: maybe .Hetty  or her motiior --" major llartwel! said,  looking lonatively al his womenkind.  Hot lys c'lecKs were ro^e-rod. hor eyes  dancing, us with some wild elation.    She  Simultaneously Fane and the stranger i alone had caught sight of Fane, standing  hold out their ' hands. Hetty put into i tit attention, all his easy suavity gone,  each, one of the glasses,   front' which she j his I'ace full of new purpose and meaning.  solved lo make a' business man of hi.s son.  when the latter prefers to be it sailor or it-  sold ior: the  professional man who elects  that hi.s boy shall adopt his vocation when  art or landscape gardening or mechanics  are the boy's a vocation��� each of these is,  through    his    very    love,    exercising   a  feather-weight  tyranny   which   may   be  crushing  in   its effects.     Women   tiro, it  must bo admitted, more prone to this defect than  men.    A woman's methods are  more subtle, she  uses finesse.     Where a  man goes crashing on   -with   ax and hammer she puis aside an   obstacle or  interposes one with gentle deliberation.  Approaching Completion.  The deputy chairman of the Mancliostet  Ship   Canal   Company recently  informed  the   Manchester   corporation   that   there  was   every   probability   of  a    waterway  being opened for ships   to  tho (looks and  wharves of Ihe city on the 1st of January,  aud   lie (pioted a   letter  written   by  the  dredging  master   promising a   minimum  depth of 2:1 foot of water throughout lhe  canal by that, date.    As an earnest of the  fulfillment   of   this,   a   steamer   reached  Huncorii   by the canal  Last  week, which  proves l,hiit the work   of construction in  tho estuary is finished.    This, from tin engineering  point of  view,   was   the   most  har/.tirdous'  and' difficult   portion.      On  board   the steamer   were several  of the  directors   of   the   I'oniusular  A: Oriental  Steamship    Company,   but    with    what  object they paid  the visit  has not   transpired.      Manchester   goods   form   it   considerable  portion of (die tonnage carried  through tho Suez, canal, and at a.   public  meeting iu   Manchester  eight  years ago.  monsieur lie   Lesseps   told   his audience  that in his opinion lhe Sue'/,  canal   ended  at Main-hosier.    No doubt a direct trade  will   bo done    between   Manchester and  Homb.'iy, iind ib is probable that the Peninsular A: Oriental line will be early in the  field.     It is not six   years since the  first  sod was cut at   Kasthaiu.    The amount ol  work iiccomplished since then is astonishing: and   when   tho opposition   that  has  been    encountered   from   such    powerful  bodies as the  Mersey   Dock   aud   Harbor  Hoard and the   railway companies as well  as tho elements is considered, it is surprising to Iind the canal  is so nearly finished.  The weather has favored  the contractors  of late as it did at the commencement of  the work.  A Conundrum.  The old pro-slavery idea that Mongolians. Negroes, and Indians tire not descendants of Adam has been revived by an  Kpiscopal clergyman of Charleston. South  Ciiroliiui. lie says: ������ Kvery dollar and  al! Lime aud Labor expended on non-  Adamic races is so much withdrawn from  tho forces of Christ's kingdom." If .Adam  was not the lather of all men. maybe he  was not lhe first man. eh? And have  these ol her men. of the yellow, red. iind  black races, souls? If nol. have inulal-  toos. i'or instance, each half it soul? How  much longer is this Adainie myth going  to be thrust into the discussion of great  ethnological and social problems?  HOTEL  John Johnson, Proprietor  Extensive  Improvements  Now Completed.  All Rooms  Refitted and  Refurnished  FINEST WINES,   LIQUORS, AND   CIGARS  IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  Special  Attention to Miners.  itoo.M.s i-'1i;st-c:i..\ss.  KATKS MOI1KKATK.  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, ProD.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, Wilh a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newsy Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  IS SUI'I'I.IKI) WITH  TIIK  HKST URANUS OK ALL  ICIXPS OK WINKS,  I.IUfOCH, AND CIGARS.  soup of round hh-korv leys, four U) five ,   , ,.--... .        ,        i  ,, i        ,-.,-,  ,,c!ies (hr.mgh.    Before she could lift one. \ wipei   the dust ol the live years since last ]  Her   mother   knit   luster   than   ever.  au<  "nh-iev Fane was beside her. had put inn- '  l-',e.v '1:,<' been useo.    As the ripe  golden j said,    with   a   utile   deprecatory    cough  nonilv awav. grasped a log in either hand. : bipiors  brimmed   their  clear   round.   (In  iind was looking down into her eyes. sn.y- ' major said, joyously:  ing.  "Hetty. Betty "  "Open the door. Betty���lea ve it .open  then  <xo -and see about supper," came in  iter.  Again the glasses"clinked���-the precious  'ilore's   to the   Langiey blood ���may it  always run thicker than water, and never  in the veins of less than a gentleman."'  "Aly thanks,"  s;ii<l   Mr.  Inge, with  aii-  ivirsV  llartweirs ''thu'mest!''7nost "eVkori I other deep bow.    "/HI up iiguin, please.  voice.    Bettvswungwidethesitting-nioin     'hi,,V11 <:()1!ie  t'1   -l-��"nesseo   tor a   wile.  door, d.'irtelt across the hall, iind was! Hi'ink all, that I m.ay not go biiek without  about to vanish through a corresponding  one that led to the dining-room, when  faint but distinct through the rush of rain  iind wind, ".Hello! hello! hello the house!"  ciinie front the inner gate/  "There���your grea t gra ncl father's ghost  has come to..shame you���or maybe its  some mortal body, on an errand .like his.  If it is. Betty, will you ask him to "light  .iind come in?" Fane'.asked rapidly, almost  under his breath. Betty 'raised Iter eyes  to his for a breath's space, but dropped  them as she answered in his own key,  '���{ think 1 will."  "Why. somebody's holloing���travellers  lost in the storm - or turned back by the  creek-- it must, be swimming from the way  it booms.'' major ilartwell said, hurrying  toward t. o door as a second hail reached  even his ears.  As Betty threw open tho outer door her  father pushed past her, went down one of  the porch steps, and sent a hospitable cry  through the gusty darkness. Before it  was iinswered lie struck a ringing blow on  the suspended plough-share ilnib .served  him as a. gong to .summon his hostler.  "They're dead boat--���man iind horse---  must be, out in such weather." he said  over his shoulder, betwixt vociferous invitations to the unknown. Mrs. Ihirtwell  stood back of hor daughter in the doorway, a caudle upheld in either hand. The  falling light made a bright square, within  which Betty stood framed, a moving silhouette of vivid youth. I'reseutly the  gieani of a lantern- swung around the  house-corner ���a faint, red buir that barely  served to make visible the dash and hissing of the sheeted rain.  "Come on. sir you're precious slow."  major Ilartwell shouted to the lantern-  bearer, himself splashing down across the  wet gravel walk. Dabney Kane stepped  in front of him. saying. "I'll go with  Jack, major: remember your rheumatism���nobody is ipiite worth your risking  a winter of that."  "Much obloeged. young man very  much oblooged but hospitality don't go  very well by proxy," the major said,  stumping off into the darkness. Kane  made as if to follow him. but stopped at  the porch's edge. Major I in rl well had  turned less than ten steps away: iind  came back out. of lhe night, the storm,  wilh a til 11 man, young, strong, black-  haired, heavily bearded, who I'fxed upon  !��el ly ii long glance, so intense.' as lo take  no cognizance of any other pioscnco. Ashe sei footon the uppermost step a savage  Haw of wind blew out both candles, leaving all thosparo dark.  "Come in. sir- this way. nevermind the  wot," major Ilartwell said, pulling his  dripping guest within doors.  Kane whispered in Betty's ear:  "J lave your mind made up, young lady.  flinl's a hard question lo answer, cousin  Ijnngley: one that I would like lo answer  ���yes, but nobody, not even herself, sometimes, knows what a giri's mind will be.  But I can tell you she's a treasure, and  wish you success with 'ail my heart."  Major ihirlwed nodded emphatic approval, adding, as his wife liuished speaking :  "���My ad vice, sir, is that you speak with  your mind made up uotto take no for an  th'nnblofuls wont down the throats of the j answer.  good company; all. that is. save Mr. Fane's.'! "Anrl ���you':'" Mr. Inge asked, as hi.s eyes  Who  choked   and -said,   betwixt coughs. ! fell   on    Betty's   lace.     She  gave   him  a  aside to Betty:                                                       ! heavenly smile, and said, slowly:  "A clear judgment on my hypocrisy.    I  ! "I���really,    cousin    Langiey���it   is    so  deserve strangling for eveii pretending to I funny, ..you- asking   us   all   about   such  wish him success."                                                j things.    The only body who can say any-  Tlie   night  was ' thereafter "to ' Dabney I thing to the point is Miss Amelia-Batten  Fane but a. succession of very  bad   quar- j herself."  tors  of an  hour,    ior two years  he had I "Quito  right," Fane  said, crossing the  hung about" Betty.'making love so openly floor at three strides, to station himself  Binmg*~Roor__  is now under llie niiumgemenl of  cto-h:i>t _e\ gktjlx.  (lately steward on llie .steiiinei- Nul.-on).  Special Attention to Miners.  :na  JL-  Situate on Venncn  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  Tho Kootenay.  Krom lids lime on an ed'orl will lie made lo make llie  Nelson a resort  I'or business and mining men. as every-  I   tiling obtainable in season will be procured.  Kales���Single meals, /ill cents: day board. .��8 a week.  Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.  5  as to proclaim himself in jest. She had  seemed to him such a child, forever at her  mother's elbow, more than obedient to  the lightest word or look, it gave him a  sense of bitter, burningaina/.enieiit to find  her thus full-flowered in womanhood ���  sought in marriage of another num. .Mr.  Inge's meaning was clear- his purpose admitted not the slightest .doubt. Bike  Isaac of old. besought a wife from his own  people. Xoi' would ho seek in vain, lie  wiis well-bred, well-looking���disgustingly  so. thought Fane. He made no boasts,  but.-is the night wore on a word-dropped  here or there showed him to lie a mail of  estate and substance���a personage in his  own community. Major Ilartwell hung,  open-mouthed,   upon   his   words.    What  baek-of Betty's chair. "But. my. advice.  Mr. luge, is, that; before you propose, you  toll the young lady i am to marry your  cousin Betty."  Bending, Me kissed Betty lightly on the  cheek, and stud, circling her slioulders  with nisarins. "I thought I had lost you,  Betty.    Now I will never let you go."  .Betty's breath came hard and fast.  Tears gathered in   her  eyes, she tried  lo I "  rise    to speak coldly    to push a way those ! f^S*""  JOHN F. WARD (FRONT STREET  MANAGER,    j    KASLO, B. C.  loll  "  I  The Very BEST OF Everything.  r7.  p-r  J-_-  Tk  ND  Poiithur-Woiylit Tyranny.  clinging   arms.     But.   love,   for   so  masked and chidden..now claimed a Monday.    Trembling   through   and    through.  she    hid    her' sweet  i^yes   iu   her   lover's  breast.' while  lira' father said, a   break  in  his   cheery   voice.    "It's  like   vour iuipu- !  donee.   Dabney.  confound yoii!   lo   court  ; Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing,  was   much   worse"   for   Fane--.Mrs.   1 (art- : and carry off my girl I hits, under.my vcry  well   listened  with an   approving smile-     ; nose."  and more than unci! gave a little cm i ten led j  sigh, as she saw the eves of this new Kins- i  All tyrants do not go  about   menacing  their vielims wilh clubs and alarming  them with (he clank of chains and click  of Ihe bolt in the dungeon door. There  are tyrants wilh sweet laces .-iml soft  voices, wil h eyes l Iml laugh and lips ihai  Woo iind linger-; dial caress. Their i y-  ranny is very gen lie. but withal it is as  diflicull  to resist as I lie soft, -leady. Man- ;  kei-like pressure of ihe fog wln-u ii comes    Corner   Front   and   Fourth   Streets,  KASLO,   B. C.  man    lixed  in admiring regard upon   her  d;ilighter's face.  l-iearly Inge confound bini would  have plain sailing. Betty herself hoard  him as one charmed. The very worst of  it was Fane himself could not wonder .at  it. The fellow had soon much, and know-  how to tell the story of it. New Vork.  London. I'aris. or the iron town of Birmingham, it was all one to him. To his  countrv kinsfolk, who (bought llfly miles,  KASLO. B. C.  Devlin & McKay, Props.  TIIK  HKST CI'ISIXK.       TIIK I'.KST HKI/S.  TIIK ItKST OK KVKKYTIIINO.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS   |    THE TABLE  AKK CO.VVKXIKNT AN't) j IS  TIIK   HKST   IK  TIIK  COMFOUTA11LK. | _10UXTAIXS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS. FIRST-CLASS.'.  Jk.  HOTEL  Corner  of West Vernon  and  Stanley Streets  KELSON.   B.C.  First-Class in Everything'.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor for  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. LJcu'ors and  CiKars.  ii jounuiy. he must mtui n vcril.'iblc .\'l- st.<;:iling iu from'die sen or ci <���<-j>111._r up  iniriihle (,'richlon. with ;i dm-h of Mimic I from I Im valley. Who does not know ihc  (!i isLo--just as he. l/nlmey Fane, must ; I-yr.-iuny thai is harder lo escape than any  appear in their eyes the most flippant . oilier, hera use il .wears- die guise and uses  trifler alive. Almost he admit ted I Iml he t he vocabulary of love? Such ile>|>oli-mi  deserved to he so regarded. A man. he : is .���sometime* exercised by a wife. who.  ('���old himself angrily, would nol thus have ; earing only for ma lerial ad vaiilatre. si j||e>  let slip the chance of winning the ><ne day by day and little by lit lie her hus  woman in all the world. Yet up to .Mr. ! band's aspirations al'ier belter things,  inge's coming he had not-even known his who becomes, as Knsauioud to l.ydgale.  own mind regarding Hetty: nay. had let her husband's basil-planl a plant Iradi-  hiinsell'contemplate the not remote possi- ���  I ionaliy supposed to  thrive on   the brain  ilit y of some day establishing his f or I line  with lhe Patten thousands. .Vow. many  and golden as they were, they wt-rr ns  naught in i.he scale'a gainst Helly Hetty,  who if he won her. must come to him almost empty-handed.  Win her he would iu spite of everything. Over and over he swore it (o himself through thu long night hours, with  wind and thunder making the old house  rock   and   roar,    wilh   the   rain   beating  MAHONEY&LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  rand Central  HOTEL  of murdered men. I'ink-ami-while tyranny. .Mis. St.owc ehaiael eri/.ed (his kind  of despotism, exercised by a beautiful,  frivolous, and hellish woman over a large-  hearted aud generous man. This featherweight tyranny is soiueiime- found in a  fa mily win.'re one or I he oilier pa rent refuses to allow the growing young people  in   the hou.se the right   lo develop  along ,  the linesnatiireintciuled and in their own i Sli'��'' l;:;1^ J.:.1;!!,'.','1 'J;!!!1'"1 r'"' vvMt<m.,>;lir I iik��-('it.y,  way.    Tim   man of  business   who  is   re-  Corner   Front   and   Fourth   Streets,  KASLO,   B. C.  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  Tlirei! fork', N>u  I inn nr und nil |��iinls in  I.Ikj KiLsld-SliiniiiJ ili.sl.ricl.  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  Tilt: cl.osKST IIOTKI, TIIK ItA I! ('A III: I KS Til K  in Wlsi.ii in ilii-Siciini-, Ui-i Kriiiiils of l.ii|iinfs  limit   Luiiiliiir,'. !        iinit Cigars.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Isoiicof llii'lii'sl holds in TihiiI Mountain ��ii-l i-i��-t. ami  is the Iiuiul(|iiiirti-r.s fur |irus|iut:lurs mill  working  Illinois.  MALONE    &   TREGILLUS,    Props.  M^^:^4ft'^-^  -���rr���T  -��� .p....  ~L____!__! ���it  THE  TRiBtJKE:   NELSON", B.C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER  ���!<),  1893.  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  Turner Brothers, Xelson ��� Holiday floods. . .  George A. Hitjelow. secretary- -Hoard of Trade meel iny  .lolm Houston Sz ('(>., Nelson ���linsinuss for sale.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  The wrecked steamer Stale of Idaho is  no\v almost, entirely under water nl. liiiohanan's mill 'at  Ivnslo. Owing to the non-arrival of necessary' tneklo.  nothing is being done to haul her out. of lhe water.  '. Sherifl' Redgrave of Donald was in  Kaslo this .week.,"He gave Llie county, seat of West.  Kootenay the wo-by.     . , .   "   . '        ,    -  ���'A  "stag"  sleighing   party   from'Kaslo  went mil In .McDonald  Brothers' Ton-mile Innise on Sunday nijrli!.    tin tin: way back, the swaying moiinn of the  sleigh in lurniiig the sharp tends in (he road Cjuisod sonic  ��� of llie boys 10 beennio "sea.-.i''k."  ('. II. Williams, the Kaslo druggist who  recently made an n-.-igiinienl., is now manager of tlie  fc'loean'Drug Coni|iany.  II. (Jiegerieli of Kaslo is ofTering a reward of S.li. and no iiuesiions asked, I'or tlie rdum to  bini of the iislraklian emit stolen from lhes|e:imer Xelson  one evening lasl neck. ���  A literary jind scientific society was organized ui Kaslo on Thursday evening. (1. f). llncbainin  is its president: the vii'e-|ircsiilenl is If. K. T. Ilaultaiii,  and the secretary-treasurer .Miss AIslIiuI K'ane. Theopeii-  ing meeting was well attended. John Kidding rcadin;  . an intcrcslitiK paper on  "The New Aslronomv. '  (.'. ]���]. Ferry, the civil engineer, is making arrangements wil li W. !���'. Teelzel lo coinplelc the  siirvcy-of Ihe New Denver Imvn.-iio. lie will lie-in work-  next, week.  \V. I). Pratt ofthe New Denver Fros-  peclor is in Xelson. He reports building.-, lining up on  Sixth avenue in bis town and jmy niiiuijcr of log cabins  going up at Three forks.  "Sam" Brown, one of the owners of the  Kgypt,   a.   promising   claim  ad.jacenl   to  lhe  _VItiiint:titi  Cliiof. near Xew l.ienver, came down 10 (,he railroad center on Tuesday.  High teen inches of snow fell  nt Kaslo  during the week. Lhe in.; at Xelson heingalioiit.Uie.~ame.  The only point in llie lake country at which there is no  snow is'Lhe slreteh between Cedar and Collet: creeks at  Ainsworth.'   l''or some reason, snow never falls Lhere.  The Canadian FaeiJie's telegraph line is  working from Xelson to Kevelstoko.and lhe raleon night  messages to Victoria is but IW cents, as against si when  the messages were sent around by way ol Seattle.  After the steam-barge Illeeillewaet was  safely beached, her chief engineer got out hi.s bagpipes  and played " l.ocaber Xo .More." What Lhe captain did  is noL reported.  Tlie Columbia  <fc   Kootenay train   was  delayed three hours on Wednesday by ilie breaking of a  spring Imininer. The accident occurred a short distance  from Kobson.  "Bill" Heade has been very sick at the  .Summit, mine, near Colville. lie writes a friend :iL Nelson lluil "a parLy of one-horse, flint-lock capitalists have  been up here looking aL Llie mine. but ihey are nol llie  men lo deal with these hard times."  TJie "Traveler's Guide'" is omitted from  this issue of Tiii:Ti!liii:.\i-; because it is impossible lolind  out when the trains and steamboats leave any given  point.. The only boal that, seems Lo arrive and depart  regularly is Lhe 'staunch A I .sieamship City of Ainsworth.  This, however, can be announced : .Stages will hereafter  run daily (except Sunday I between Kaslo and Xew  Deliver.   .  William Nivens antl Albert Behne. two  ofthe owners of the Idaho, a shipping mine, iu Slocan  district, passed through Xelson last, week on their way  from Spokane. They report Hie Idaho looking Hue, wit.ii  eighteen inches of ore in one of ihe upper funnels and two  l'eet in the other.   Uol.li lunnolsare in about ninety feet.  S. S. Bailey returned from the ease on  Wednesday. He went on through to Kaslo, thence goes  lo lhe Payne group of mines, in dlocan di-lricl. where be  has a number of men al work.  John   F.   Ward  of  Kaslo and  CJiarley  Olson of Ainsworth, both hotelkoopers of renown in their  respective towns, were down this week interviewing llie  wholesale merchants of Lhe town with two railroads.  The Jackson trail from Bell's camp to  the mines on the easterly slope of Lhe South Fork is impassable and will not. be used for ore shipments ibis winter. This meiins llial all the ore from the Noble Five.  Rico, Blue Bird, and other mines in that, locality will  come out by way of Three Forks.  ThhThiiicxk is indebted to fhatsfaunch  Conservative. A. .1. .Murks, for the portraits of the Conservative inein hers of the 'nonunion house of commons.'  The members from British Columbia size up in looks as  well as those from any other section of tlie Dominion.  Charlie Wright,   eldest   son   of   G.  li..  ."Wright, .is home from Tacomu, where he has been al-  teuuiiig school. Jle will put in the winter learning how-  to strike a drill without "barking" bis brother "(.Jus's"  knuckles.   Fatal Accident in the Slocan.  On Monthly last, about dark, a young  .man named "Louie" Sams wtis killed  while working on the sleigh road near the  Slocan Star mine. Much of the timber  where he was at work had been blown  down by the wind, and he was standing  under a fallen tree, one end of which  rested on a stumptibout twenty feet high.  From some unlooked for cause the tree  slipped- from the stump, and in falling-  struck Sams on the back of the Jiead. The  injury' was so serious that he was dead iu  an hour. Mr. Stuns wtis about _.S years-  old, and one of the most robust men in  the Slocan. lie was from the Lake Superior country, having worked there for  Byron N. white, the manager of the  Slocan Star. He has a brother in Butte,  Montana, who telegraphed that the body  be sent buck to Lake Superior for burial.  A Simple Remedy for Snake Bite.  Although there tire no rattlesnakes in  ���'Ivootenay, the following may save the  life of a Thiucxk subscriber iu India or in  some other country in which there are  poisonous reptiles: "To prompt: heroic  treatment for rattlesnake bite John G.  .Fulton- undoubtedly owes his life, fie  eame from eastern Kansas to I'ueblo,  Colorado, to visit his son, and traveled by  wagon, arriving Tuesday. When twenty-  eight miles from I'ueblo he was bitten liy  a rattlesnake, and had no regularly used  antidote on hand, nor wtis he near a ranch.  Having heard lhat common salt wtis beneficial in such cases, however, he cut the  flesh away for half an inch around the  wound with his pocket-knife and bound a  handful of salt over it. lie has felt no ill  effects from the poison and the wound is  healing."  A First SleifflUng- Party.  On Thursday evening last, at Kaslo, the  first sleighing party of the season was  gotten up for a trip to the Ten-mile house.  Those.in .the party were: Mr. and Mrs.  Martin. Mr. nod Mrs. Keene. .Mr. and Mrs.  Atkins, Mrs. and Miss Cleary. Miss  Armour. .Miss Lipsett, Miss Goodwin. Miss  Brownrigg, Miss Kellett, and .'Messrs. s.  If. Green. Irwin, Davenport, Guthrie,  Rogers, and Freeman. The Ten-mile  house was reached at II o'clock and Kaslo  at.i:.'{tl. The proprietors of the Ten-mile  house did themselves credit in preparing  a midnight supper that far.surpassed anything of the kind ever pre pa red on short  notice at Kaslo. The trip was much enjoyed by the excursionists.  lighten���fhe.pcople on the silver question.  If these gentlemen.-, being.'all; nien of  brains and property, can 'be Jiiduced to  engage iu the work of evangelization;and  ethical ion. it is to be hoped, that they will  take-"in-Hasten) Canada, as -well .as the  Hastern Suites. Or would it be better to  send men from this' province, like John  ���Andrew Mara, to do the'work? John  Andrew is a man of brains and is reckoned  to be worth ti good deal of property.'  That he is ti:'representative man',and  "solid'' im the silver (juestion cannot be  denied, for does ho'not'represent a,' constituency in which are located more undeveloped silver mines than are to be  found in any other district -on the Pacific  coast?  A   LONG   POEM,  In Answer to a Short Appeal (in Prose) for  a Helpmate.  In the fore part of September, a well-  known Baker street busine-smaii. who is  not iu society, ordered a wife-wanted advertisement inserted in Till-: Tiillirx.'-;.  Within two weeks the responses began  coming in. and up to date over a hundred  have been received, most of them from  Ontario, whore there must be a surplus of  girls. Some of the responses meant business; some were written in a spirit of  fun: antl some were penned by sinart-  aleck boys. Whether the following is  from a. boy or a. girl is difficult of determining, but it is the latest, and is dated from  a. little town in central Ontario:  Xovemberlith. 1.S1W.  Sli:: After carefully solving Ihc advertisemenl reprinted in our local paper from your local paper. I have  aliuosl convinced myself thai il would cause me extreme  interest to write you in answer tolhe said advertisement,  and try lo oiler myself as a. helpmate if I am not loo long  iu replying, but I only noticed il in the paper a few days  ago. I wonder how I his would .'ill i he "ad," since I am  capable and agreeable of filling all the requirements  mentioned therein, and being willing to act accordingly:  She with a milk pail on her arm  Turns aside, with her young cheeks glowing.  And sees down (lie slow, dull tread  Of lhe drove of cows Lliat are homeward going.  " Bessie," he said, (at I he sound she turned,  Her bine cyvrt full of childish wonder.)  "Mv mot her is feeble and lame and old,  Anil I need a wife at Ihe farm house yonder.  Aly heart is lonely, my liou.-e is drear.  I need your presence ever near nie,  \\ ill you be my guardian angel, dear:  Queen of my household, lo guide and cheer inc.'"  "It was a pleasant sound." .she said :  "A household angel, a guiding spirit.  To warm your hearl and cheer your house,  And keep the sunshine ever near il:  Hut what, must, a guardian angel do  When she first, begins her work of guiding.'"  " Well, lirst, dear I Jessie, a smiling face  Is dearer far I ban Hie rarest benuiy:  And my mother, fretful and lame and old.  Will reipiire a daughter's loving duly. "  You will see lo her "flannels and drops and Lea.  And talk lo her of lungs and liver,  (live her your cheerful service, denr--  ("I'lie Lord he lovel b u cheerful giver)':  Von will see that my breakfast, is piping hot,  And rub I he chillies Iu a milky whiteness.  :Make golden butler a ml snowy rolls.  And polish things to n cheerful brightness:  Will darn my sock.-, and mend my clothing,  And see that, the hiilUuis are sewed ou lightly.  Vnu will keep things cheerful and neat and sweet.  That, home's allar tiros may si ill burn brightly:  Vou will read me at. evening I lie daily news.  The tedious wilder nights beguiling.  And never forget that the sweetest face  Is a cheerful face thai is always smiling.  In short, you'll arrange iu a general way  por a sorl of sublunary heaven:  Kor home, dear l!es-ie. say what, we may,  is the highest sphere lo a woman given."  Bess e listened, dropped her pail.  Then said wil !i a sly glance a! her neighbor:  " Kul John, do vou mean, that, is. lo sav  What shall I get for all I his labor.'  To be nurse, companion, and .servant girl;  To make home's altar lires burn bright ly;  To wash and iron and scrub a nd cook, ,  And always be cheerful, neat, and sprightly;  To give up liberty, home, and friends:  To do all Ibis I'or one's board and clothes.'  Whv,  yt;!i'.   the life of an angel   is certainly worth  liv-  ' ing." ___ J l" MIST.  Was a Success.  The firemen's ball at Kaslo on Friday  night was a. success financially and entertainingly. The ball was given in the dining-room of the Hotel Slocan, and everything went off smoothly. The'music was  good, the attendance better, and the  ladies'toilets best of till. There were at  least 00 couple present who (lanced and  as many more who didn't. Xelson was  well in evidence, too. and furnished ten  good couples, who danced the whole programme through. About .midnight supper was served, afterwards dancing was  resumed and kept up till l o'clock. The  net proceeds of the entertainment were  $100, which will be applied to the purchasing of fire extinguish ing apparatus for the  fire brigade.   Too Bumptious i'or His Job.  T. V. f'owderly. who was so long at the  head of the Knights of Labor as master  workman, litis stepped down, and the  chiefs of the order, now in session at Phil-'  adelphia, have elected a Mr. Savring of  Iowa to fill the vacancy. Mr. Powderly,  like Mr. Cleveland, considered himself the  one man 'born to control the destinies of  hi.s people. The people, however, will get  along all right with both these bumptious  gentlemen 'occupying private stations in  life: and the only wish millions of people  in the Fluted Stales have today is that  Mr. Cleveland will follow Mr. Powderly's  example.  "Working" a Rich Brewer.  The  Spokane   Keview   is deluged   with  letters   from   mining  "experts"   who ap- ;  pear to he much.worried over the money  lost by a Spokane brewer, named Corkou.  in attempting to open a placer claim on  Salmon river. The brewer might as well  lose a portion ofhisgreatwctilt.il in working placer ground in British Columbia as  lose it. in being1 "worked" in one of  Spokane's variety I heal res.  "ITs Pity, Pity 'Tis 'Tis True.  "What a  line lot of suckers we are to  allow ourselves to be roped into signing a  petition  that   helps   grind  the axe he had dulled when the Xelson  cV. Fort Sheppard refused to build its  road across a tract of land in which he  has an inleresl," is the remark now heard  when the question is asked, "Did you  sign flui t petit ion?"  I-  geography that the-Mississippi is the  largest -river- on the North Aiiiericaircon-  tinent to learn that it is actually a.bubbling brook beside the mighty Yukon,  which, next to the Amazon and, the Nile,  is the largest 'riyer in the world. The  Taiiana, a'rivor which very few/people in  the civilized world overheard of, is a solid  mile from bank to -bank, -��� with' a. current  like the St. .'Lawrence at the rapids. The  Koyukuk, another unknown tributary of  'the .Yukon, is'"'larger than the Ohio, and  the ''Porcupine is larger thaii the Hudson.,  1 venture the'.assertion that the Mississippi below St. Li mis. if turned into flic  Yukon below the mouth ol the Koyukuk.  would not raise the stream six inches,  and I have been upand down Ihe Mississippi a good deal myself."  No Non-Sesiclent Need Apply.  The Kaslo  Kxaminer agrees with Tino  Ti.'iliLWK. that the next member (or members)    for     West.     Kootenay    must    be  residents  of   the district.     There  are  a  Complete stocks of all lines  of g'eneral merchandise (except  hardware) can be found at Gh A,  BIGKELOW & CO.'S, East Baker  Street, NELSON.   Liquors and  cigars at wholesale only.    Agents for Anheuser-  Busch (St. Louis) beer, the best made in America.  available men���-men in every  I  qualified   for the position as  number ol  way as we  the  outsiders  spoken o  yellow dog that  picks  us is preferable to the "  here   onlv   when  a  killed.  Anyway,   tho  is bone amongst.  iiirp" that comes  fatted   calf  is   to   be  Hurrying to Get  There First.  The Slocan  is not the only mining district in  America  in  companies tire breaking records in rapid  railway construction. The Cripple Creek  Hailroad Company and the Colorado Midland Railroad Company are having ti race  in railroad construction to see which will  reach the great gold camp at Florence,  Colorado, first. Thousands of tons of pay  ore lie (lumped at Florenceawaiting transportation to smelters and mills.  (lie  CHEMISTS  In anticipation  of the increased demand for g'oods that will follow- the  opening1 up of the  famous   Silver King* mine, and  having  implicit  faith in  the future prosperity of Kootenay in general, and of Nelson in   particular,  which rival railroad j we have been steadily increasing1  our stock, and  have at present the most  complete   assortment   of  g'eneral    merchandise   in   the   interior   of   British  Columbia.    Call and see us and compare prices.  SPECIAL BARGAINS IN THE  DEPARTMENT.  GOODS  %jf.  AND  S  A liirjji.' mid complete slock of llu; lending lines of  Cor. Balcer and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Wit.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A  liirjfu und complete stuck nl'  WALL PAPER  Y  Central Oflioe  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  nn  J si  TTTiEiisr:  TOILET SETS, ALBUMS, Etc.  Complete Assortment of Xmas Cards to Arrive About  FIRST   _D_30___3Vnj3_EC_Pu  taple Stock of Music and Stationery  .AT   CLOSEST   PEICES.  1  IB  JL -tdi���EL Jbru &_>_.  ave Money  ���     You can do so by. purchasing your  supplies from us.  We pay cash for everything which  enables us to sell at lowest rates.  Hudsons' Bay  Company.  Baker Street, Nelson.  AGENTS FOR Hiram Walker & Sons, Distillers, Walkerville, Ontario, and Fort  Garry Flour Mills, Manitoba. v  FEO_TT STEEBT  oots, Slices  i  >t  w  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS  KASLO.  ,MwaP6, Iron and Steel.  FURNISHED  WITH   SUPPLIES.  zr,:e_]"V":e] i_stok:j__  ^-.istjd     -DT-A-DETTSI3  Just reeeiyed a consignment  of Fall and Winter Scotch Suiting's and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.  IF1,  jr.   SQUIEE,  Corner Ward ami Baker Si rods.  GROCERIES, HARDWAR  JLj a  r*  Hipp  ana-, lienera  ��U_/J  JLVJ  .erchandise  Gloves, Moccasins, Overshoes, Qverriihers, Mackinaw Shirts, German  So  ck  Shirts and Underclothing, flats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,  and the finest arid most varied lot of Fall and Winter Suits, Vests,  Coats, and Pants ever shown the public in the Kootenay Lake country.  HOTEL PHAIR.  Tlie iliiiiiitf-riKiin nl' tin-  lli'li'l   I'lmir N i'IihuiI for (lie  H'illllT. Will  illl' I'ipIHII> "'ill  111! I<l'i>l  Upl'l. I'lll'llie lll'l'lllillllll-  ilalion in' llii! IrnvrliiiK |>ulilii\ Tin- ronni* am tin- bust  fiirnislicil in Kiiiili'iiii.v. anil am lii'iilml wilh Muvi:-;.  ilali'-. mil; ilulliir a ilay. I )iiuiiliii-i In anil from all (ruins  anil .-.li'ii n 11 mills. Tin ���' liar anil billia.nl rnum.-. will ulsu bo  l;i-|il ii|ii!ii. K.  K. I'll A lit, AiumiKi.T.  Nelson   Niivi'iiibi-r -.lib. is'.Ki.  Educate the East.  It is proposed l.o.sund men like senators  Teller   ol'   Colorado,   Jones   of    Nevada.  Shonp oJ' Idalio, Power of Montana, and  JMitcdit'U   of Oregon   (<>   llu'   Fust lo en-  ������II i  (���rick KiiiisI.oii  The Great Yukon  River,  almost   impossible.** write  l-Yi d-  IVoiii Alaska, "for one not.  acquainted wil.li lhe vast extent of (Ids  norl liweslern coiinlry toreali/.c the tfiva I,  distances lie I. ween the on t posts of rivi ligation and the enormous volume of these  Alaska rivers, it will surprise the average cifi/.en who reads in his old dog-eared  CAUTION.  Tin; I>i11>Ii'- am Immb.v wariinl npiinst KiviiiK nrili.TS  fur rlnlliint,' lo uni! A. A. I >n( W\ u Im lia a si.-l uf niy  sani|ilrs lull is mil iny a^/nl. mill has mil Kivuii llu:  sain|rli:s nil. allium;,'!' rrqiH'Mi'ii I" ilnso.  I!. .1. II t'NTKl:, Toroiiln, Ontario.  Oi!tillii:r-Jilll. ISii.'i.  BOARD OF TRADE  MEETING.  A nici'lii.K <if tin- Simlli Iviiiilmiay Hoard of Trailo, In  iiiiisiiji r ways anil im-aiis of making a i-rrililabli! (.'Xliil.il  of tlie iiiini'rals uf Knoli-nay at Ibo .Miilwinlcr fnir al  .-'.���in Ki'ain'iM'ii, will In- bold at Ibo board room-, on W'oil-  nu.-ilav, llr<'i:nilii'l'lllli. al .'I n rlocl; in I lit aflorminn.  (iKoUUK A. HKJKI.OW, .Si.i'i'i.'lary.  Xi'l-on. N'ovi-'iiiber 'JiHli. ISM.  NOTICE.  Tjii' iiliimal iiii.tHiik of llu: MorUholiliTs of Ilia h'niit.-  oliay llydraiilii' .Mining ('iiiiipany will lie bold al llu;  i:hiii|iiimV .- iilliri'. No. Hi I'lall slroi'l. lioi'hrsler. Saw  York, on tin- n'l'iuid Tinsday in January, A, I)., IMII, fur  I In; |iiir|iiisi! of Hurling a biiard of iliri'itlnrn for I hi: i.'ii-  Hiiintr voar, and for anv othor business thai, may nunc i  Ijofiim'said inci'liiiK- W. Al. ('UOUIll'"'",  I(alcd. November llilli, IMItt. Seerelary.     J  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  _S.E'B____?__l   ____L,__,0"V5r"E!_D   ^"OR   GOOD   _3XTIL3DI'_NrC3-S-  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  APPLT   -F-OjR   PEICES,   JVC^-JPS,   ETC.,    TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  John M. Kkki'Kk.  ./a.mks \V. Skai.k.  KEEFER  &  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  , lob t en mint,' clone.    Have .several hundred eords of jjooil  wood, which will bo Hold al reasonable prions.  I.KAVK   (IKI1KKH    AT  J.  F.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  I'liss-en^ers and lniKKi>tf<-'   transferred  lo norl   from  lhe  railway ih;|inl and steamboat landiiiK.    KroiKhl.  hiiulod and job teainliiK done.   .Stove  wood for will).  VVIMjIAM  WILSON  .I'UOl'IUKTOK  vXQIE] JP^k.B.J^lTlsr  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contrite'* liikon for work at all points in "West Koolonny  ^��135i^^  .^jtf^^^v.^avs^'1^-^:^  :*saii_^^

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