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 ____  East anu Til est Kootenay  Have   Better Showings  for Mines than   any  other Sections on the Continent  of America.  A  (Capital anu Brains  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage   in  the   Mining  Camps of East and     ;  West  Kootenay.  HI  FIRST  YEAK.-NO  NELSOff,  BRITrSH   COLUMBIA, THURSDAY,  OCTOBER  20,   1893.  PRICE  TEN 'CENTS.  TWO GROUPS OF CLAIMS BONDED.  NEW   DENVER   SURELY   BECOMING   THE  CENTER   FOR   MINING   MEN.  It Has, However, tho Poorest Mail Facilities  of Any Town in Canada It is, also. Without Ofllcials Before Whom Affidavits can  be Made.   Nicw Dkxviou, October 21st.  Two big mining; deals have been made  during tlie past week. Thu long rumored  agreement about the Grady group has at  last been- reached. Two claims ot the  group, the Alpha and Black Bear, have  been bonded to McNttught of Seattle for  $70,000; $:*)()()0 cash, Jj?;*50()() in twenty days,  and tlie rest on extended terms.  J. A. Kinch came in this week and completed his arrangements for buying the  Heed Sc Robertson group. He was accompanied by the famous Ctour d'Alene  Monagban, who is to look after his interests during the winter. A curious discovery was made in connection with tlie'  Roirl ic Robertson group. Finch had the  ground surveyed before purchasing, and  it was shown that the greater part of the  showing and all tlie development work  "was on the Jenny Lind, a prior location  by Paul Anderson. This reduced the expectations of the Reirl &. Robertson outfit  considerably. The bond included a three-  fourths interest in the Roicl & Kobertson  and North Star and a three-eighths interest in tho Tenderfoot. The consideration  was $17,000: 10 per cent cash and the balance in a year. The purchaser is allowed  to ship ore. but must credit the vendors  with the net value of die ore after deducting expenses of freight and treatment, but the cost oJ* mining is specially  excluded. Mr. Kinch has also bought; the  .Jenny Lind for $10,000 on the same terms.  It is not expected that much development  will be done on Kour Mile until next year.  It is-urgent that a justice of the peace  should be'appointed iii Xew Denver.   The  mining business transacted makes it extremely  [nconvenient  that_th^_'t'_-'4ioj!,U,11  ^Wro'biiTy one commissioner "oJ" oaths in the  town, and that one the only lawyer, who  cannot make depositions before himself.  The mail service here is an outrageous  scandal.    One mail a  week and  that one  erratic so far as its contenty are concerned.  Tm_ TKJU.t"Xio and.all Nelson mail-is gen-,  orally ten or fourteen days behind date of  posting.    The government is spending a  million dollars to give us railway connection andmake this the center of the Slocan district; but< the simple expedient of  facilitating business by good  postal arrangements   is evidently   too   small   for  their   minds.     It  does   not   involve   the  handling of such large sums of the people's  money.    A letter posted here for Kaslo or  ���'Watson  travels about 200 miles to reach  its destination.    A letter cannot be sent  to Nelson and a reply received in less than  ten days.  The railroad line is now located or  nearly so. It will pass about I HO feet up  from the level of the water at New Denver. It cuts oil* a small corner of the Mc-  Cillivray addition and runs through the  center of PJashdall's and Bigelow's additions. Contractor McMartin will have  men at work grading between-New Denver and Three Forks within a few days.  Much dissatisfaction is felt because the  government is so slow to fulfil its promise  to ��� complete tlie wagon road from Three  Forks. The work in the Carpenter creek  canyon is very heavy, but once through  that, there is no more difficulty. If this  road is abandoned before it is completed  the howl raised will be long and loud.  Byron White is in New Denver figuring  on sleighing down 500 tons of ore this  winter. He does-not expect to ship any  before the 1st of July, IS!M: but will store  it at New Denver, where he is ready to let  a contract for an ore house as soon as he  lias fixed on the best locality. With the  rest he is annoyed and his calculations upset by the doubt whether the wagon road  will be completed. ."I want to freight  ."500 tons of ore this winter," he says, "but  I will build- no roads to do so."  The Miners Win.  The miners in theCu'urd'Alene country,  al'for a long and stubborn fight, have won  what they contended for. that is, $'5.")0 a  day for all men employed underground,  and all the minus working are paying that  rate except, the Bunker Hill & Sullivan.  Of the shut-down mines, the Gem started  ii]) a week ago Monday, and now has  nearly 100 -men on the pay-roll. The  Krisco also resumed operations on Monday, and has now a full force employed.  Preparatory work is being done on the  Tiger before resuming with a full force.  Tlie mine owners, however, are seeking to  Aveed out the worthless men, and only  men known to be good miners are employed.   Had Better Get a Move on.  Golden Kra, 21st: "There was a short  run made through the Thunder Hill concentrator last week, Mr. Hanson putting  through a batch of ore from the new  claim owned by the compiny. If .the directors are not pretty quick iu making  some definite arrangements with their  many creditors, we should not be surprised to hear that other and vevy hard  steps were taken by tliein (the creditors.)  Business is business and the men want  tlieir money."   John M. Burke After an  Office.  C(our d'Alene Miner, 21st:  "The United  States marshals])jp is still worrying the  Jdaho Democracy.    Latest reports are to  the effect that 'Si' Donnelly has been in  conference with John M. Burke, with the  result that the former has withdrawn  from the race and the latter is now en  route to Washington to receive the appointment for hiniself. Mr. Burke's  strong pull lies in the fact that he was a  delegate to tho national convention and  aided in nominating Cleveland, and was  defeated I'or governor of Idaho on the  Democratic ticket. Besides he is a, Southerner, aud Southern Democrats are iu the  saddle just now. Still, with all his prestige. John M. will doubtless be disappointed. His appointment would not be  satisfactory to the people of the state,  for laying aside other numerous objections, he is not a resident of tho state."  A   LOW-WAGE   ARGUMENT.  ORB   SHIPMENTS.  Eleven Mines in Slocan District Make Good  Showings.  That the Slocan country has not its  equal as a producer of high-grade galena,  ores must soon be admitted by even those  who believe there is no merit in any mining district north of the international  boundary line. There can be no better  proof than ore-shipments, and the following table is compiled from data furnished  the Kaslo-SIocan Kxaminer by Mr. Mcintosh, the customs officer at Kaslo:  Wages, Like Everything Else, Must he Readjusted.  Tin-' Tit I hunk has expressed itself as opposed to any reduction of wages in Kootenay, believing that $.'3.5()aday for miners  and $8 a day for laborers was as low as  good men should be expected to labor for,  and as low as industrious men could work  for in order to save up a competency for  old age. But tho tendency is to reduce  wages, as tlie following from the Kngineer-  ing and Mining Journal of New Y'ork goes  to show:  "At the present time the resumption of  work at  many  of the silver   producing  mining camps in the Rocky Mountain region   hinges  on   the   acceptance   by  the  miners of a rate of wages lower than that  previously in force.    At Lead ville, Aspen,  Rico and other important mining centers  where the decline in the market value of  the white mete! lias been most seriously  felt, an effort is being made to adjust the  scale  of   wages  in  accordance  with  the  present condition of the industry.    That  the miner should show some obstinacy in  resisting a reduction of his daily wages is  only natural.  That the mine owner should  refuse  to work^'fiis'property for philanthropic   purposes  is  eqiiii'.V,- intelligible:  but  botlyAhe one and -the other \sm7.V.1..,  and^vCe believe will, be able to meet the  sU'i'uatioii in a fair and reasonable spirit.  ������The adjustment- of minors" wages will  mark au important era in western mining.  The question has arisen frequently of late  years; it  has caused much bitter feeling  and   produced serious  hindrances   to the  successful operation of the mines.   During  tlie past few weeks the problem has again  presented itself withan-arlded importance.-  for  it depends  upon its proper solution  whether many mines be reopened  or remain shut down, whether many hundreds,  of miners obtain employment or continue  to be  idle.   The fall  in  silver has done  what a general strike would  have done,  without, however, any of the bad feeling  and bitterness inseparable from strikes.  '���'All those engaged in the carrying on  of the mining industry must recognize  the obstinate logic of events. The railroads -have.-done so, and have lowered  tlieir freight rates in order to compete  with their rivals anrl in recognition of the  development of the country: the smelters  recognized the necessity of lowering their  charges when the railroads increased the  ore supply on the one hand and decreased  the practical distance to the'refineries on  the other.. Similarly tlie prices of merchandise, provisions, supplies of all kinds,  have gone down. The miner alone demands the same wages as were paid in the  days of big prices, high freight rates and  heavy smelting charges. Indeed, it is  safe to say that, as compared to ten years  ago, Avhile the miner's pay has diminished  but little, railway freight rates have.decreased by more than ono-half, smelting  charges by nearly one-hall:', and tlie cost  of living by one-third.  '"That the scale of wages is extravagant  can readily be shown by comparison with  other regions. Australia,' is in a position  in many ways similar to the West, being  a new country'sparsely populated, at a  distance, from large, manufacturing centers, and handicapped by a high tariff.  At the present time the average pay of  the miner in that country is $2 per day,  and yet it is a fact that iu spite of such a  low "rate of wages the Australian miner  living at any of the older established  mining towns of Victoria and New.South  VVales enjoys more of the comforts and  happiness of life than his brother at  Butte City or Leadville.  "Why does the miner receiving $:{..���)()  por day get less for it than his brother  whose wages are $2 per day? Because the  former is more extravtigaut and ��� in justice it must be added -he lias to meet the  higher prices of storekeepers, etc. There  is no doubt that this question must be  carried beyond the miner, and that the  storekeepers and others, who provide the  toiler with both the necessaries and luxuries of his life, must he called upon to recognize the march of events and be compelled to do their business on a less speculative basis, and to lower their prices in  ���accordance with the present condition of  things. Others also must come into line.  A little sacrifice hero and a little there,  though each be small, will make a big sum  total. The result will be to make not only  tiie miner but the mine owner less extravagant, and to place tho mining industry  on a basis of stability, which will be beneficial alike to the workman and the capitalist."    Looking Around for a Place to Fight.  The authorities of the state of New  York have notified the Coney Island Athletic Club that the Corbett-Mitohell fight  must not come off, and now the pugilists  are in a quandary as to where they can  light. Come west and have tlie light at  Bonner's Kerry, the one place in the  United States where the laws are not enforced.  D.ito.  Mine.  Weiifhl,.  Value.  August  t  . .  .. Wolliiiijloii   .. :��;,7_o  s Wi  ,,  11..  . .lion Ton    ..   i),l)(K)  1.000  i,  ,'W..  .. \\-(;lliiiLfton   .. :it.iti.")  I'.SIlO  SXMltC'lllljL-l- ()..  ..Mine Bird   .. SO.Oilil  1,700  i,  1...  .. Dai'diinullos   ..  _),_(i(>  Ii.:i7''  ir  1...  .. Idaho   ..   lU.il 10  3,_li0  t��  Hi..  ..Mountain Chiuf   ..  11,100  ���2,i)M  tl  IS..  ..Mountain Chief   ..lWUWO  7.780  It  ���21)..  .. -''iwlflio Ijue."   .. HS.OOO  7.<il 1  ��� 1  ���2'.,..  .. Wellington   .. ;!���_'._ i;> -  H,<)."),->  il  2.1..  . Durduiidlcs   .. :��.so.')  l>,-27'.l  1,  ���2:>..  ..Bonanza Iving   ...11.1LV)  i!.:u:i  li  ���>���:>..  ..Blue Bird   .. Ii.),170  i,n:s  M  ���2$..  .. Washington   .. 80.000  5,5.1  II  .-!()..  ..Idaho   .. .'UliTO  "',011  October  ;>..  ..Idaho   .. :uf)<jo  :>.!>s.">  M  !)..  . ..Miner Bov   ..    7.4511  551  II  0.  ..Idaho   . (Ki.tOO  1,<)<)(>  II  !>..  . .Ka.slo Sampling Wor  ks    1.570  200  II  !)..  . .Northern Belle.  .  ..  XV.)  30  ,,  10..  . .Mountain Chief   ..   IO.OOi)  2.S71  II  II..  . .Dardanelles   .. _-),IM.->  ���2.1','S.I  II  ���il..  ..Idaho   ..   10,000  ��,o:io  $!).'i,775  HEARING   THE   END.  The above goes to show that o72A tons  wore shipped in about two months* time,  and that the average value of the ore was  $103 to the ton. The bulk of it went to  Tacoma tind San Krancisco for treatment.  The greater part of this ore was first  packed from three to seven miles from the  mines to the wagon road, then hauled  from seventeen to twenty-live miles to the  steamboat lauding at- Kaslo, the transportation charges from the mine to the  smelter averaging about $-}:") a ton.  PERSONAL   AND   NEWS.  coming term.    This  record   litis been sin  passed   but  once;in  the history   of  the  court, and equaled but four times.  The world's champion fencer is at the  World's Pair. The title is claimed by  Agesilaus Greco, company sergeant-major  in the Italian army and fencing'master  in the Royal Magistrate military school  at Rome.    He is twenty-six.  The tiged duchess of Cleveland, tlie  mother' of lord Itosebery, who is one of  the last of the surviving ladies who officiated as bridesmaids to tlie queen at her  majesty's marriage over fifty-three years  tigo, is just about to set out on a journey  to South Africa.  It is said that Einin Pasha was killed by  order of Mohorro, a brother of Tippoo  Tib. Stanley's friend, who accompanied  the explorer on his last journey through  Africa. It is also hinted that the assassination-was not altogether unconnected  with old jealousies which had been transferred from the white explorers to their  Arab followers and friends.  The hot-metal route at Braddoek, Pennsylvania, is now a certainty. Ladles of  molten iron were run .on a recent morning  from the Edgar Thompson blast furnace  to the converting mill in Braddoek. Tlie  .distance is six miles, which will be made  in fourteen minutes. The metal when  covered with coke dust will remain in a  fluid condition for several hours.  .'Baron Kricks, a Russian nobleman living in Copenhagen, litis just turned showman, fie is enormously rich, but his eccentricities had put him in disgrace with  his family. He is traveling now with one  colored man. two monkeys, three bears,  one lion, four pigs, forty parrots, innumerable cocks and hens, and a brand-new  Hungarian wife of groat beauty.  Senator Allen of Nebraska is ti big.  burly man. who looks like a prosperous  dealer in live stock. Shortly after his  arrival in Washington he was stopped at  the door of the senate chamber by a new  door-keeper, who informed him that no  one save senators was allowed on tin;  floor. 'Mi*. Allen smiled sadly, waved his  hand, and said: "Very well, sonny. I'm  a senator. I don't look it, I know; but 1  am, just the same." and pa-ssed into the  sacred precincts.  King Behun/.in of Dahomey is said to be  fabulously wealthy, iind to tin Kngiish  correspondent he deplored the loss of 1(50  pots of gold stolen from him after his retreat before the Krench. He rotten fly  sent a cable message to Kngland by .way  of Lagos that cost $(i;*)0 for its transmission. In payment, the king sent down to  the coast coin that had evidently boon  buried for generations, and including currency of many nations.  They say the cy.ar of Russia intends to  make his youngest son, the grand duke  Michael, his successor, thus passing over  the rights of tho c/.arowit/. and the grand  fluke (ieorge. The former litis not much  character and is opposed tt.) the way in  which tin; .lews tire treated in his father's  empire. The latter is a jolly sailor who  does nob care a rap for power, but does  enjoy life. On tho other hand, grand  duke Michael, although he is only fifteen,  has much force of character and is the  apple nf his father's eye.  An Original Compromise Bill to be Amended  by Another Compromise.  Last Saturday's telegraphic advices  from Washington are in effect that the  Democratic steering committee iu the  senate litis virtually completed its labors  on ti compromise amendment to the Voorhees bill. The amendment extends the  provisions of the present silver purchase  act until October 1st, IH9-I, tind provides  for the coinage of the silver now in tlie  treasury and for tho retirement of all the  pa-por currency, except silver certificates;  below $10 denomination. There is no reference whatever in the bill to the bond  question.  Opinions differ as to the time when the  bill shall be presenter! to tho senate. Jt  may be handed in Tuesday or oven earlier  if, it shall prove acceptable to'the majority.  The bill also provides for tho eointtgo of  all the silver (o be purchased in the future.  Tho Republican si 1 vermeil arc displeased  with the short time limit for the Sherman  'act to continue in force, and will oppose  the bill solidly. The Populists are also  displeased with the bill for the same  reason.  The bill will be presented as an amendment to the jiresent law. Under the provisions of the proposed compromise tho  Sherman act expires by limitation on  October 1st. ISO I.  When the committee completed its sittings  on   Saturday   thirty-seven   Democratic seua.tors had pledged themselves to  support the measure, anrl  the managers  felt assurance of a sufficient number to  bring the total   up to forty-one, leaving  only one more necessary to insure passage of the bill by Democratic votes.    The  senators holding out against the bill are  said  to  be Mills of Texas tind   Vilas of  Wisconsin of the repeal men and Irby of  South Carolina of the silver side.    Some  repeal  men  have  not actually attached  their names to the pledge, but expect to  secure tho  names- of all the  Democratic  senators tind will rush the bill through as  a party measure and without calling upon  the .Republicans   for  help.    Most of the  Republicans hope tho Democrats will succeed  in this, for the bill is one that does  not commend  itself to either the repeal  or.silver factious in the Republican ranks.  "_.\e repeal men arc pleased only with the  c!ause-'uii;)Vl!isr silver purchase to a year,  while the silvdr'-WA*  find hi  this reason  hope for further extoV_'��'* of silver pur-  that they have been beaten ou every point  of sailing and in every kind of weather.  They tiro satisfied that the Vigilant is a  better boat, tind stiirl so manfully and  genorou'-ly.  Said bliiff old captain Cranficld, the  craftiest racing skipper of Great Britain,  'Mam more thoroughly convinced, after  such sails as we had, that the Vigilant  can boat us anyhow. Blow or calm, the  Vigilant outsails us. Wo tiro doing no  kicking. We've been beaten by a better  boat.*'  This manly talk was from a man who  came hero with the deep-rooted belief  that nothing afloat could beat his deep  keel cutter. "'We tire beaten," said he,  further, "because the other is a better  boat. Wo needed a center-board. She  sailed away from us. It was a fair test  tind we got the worst of it."  Designer Wa-tson, who lias risen to a  foremost place among the British yacht  architects by designing fast cutters, was  equally a.s frank in admitting tlie destruction of his pet theory. f-fc said: 'Mt  seems the Vigilant is ti bettor boat in any  kind of breeze or weather. The center-  boards seem to be winners."  THE NELSON & FOET SHEPPABD.  IT  IS   HAVING   DIFFICULTY   IN   GETTING  TO THE WATER FRONT AT NELSON.  The Difficulty Was Caused by the Canadian  Pacific Stealing: a March and Locating- an  Extension of the Columbia & Kootenay  Along- the Outlet to Kootenay Lake.  A   GOOD   OPENING.  Mr. Gladstone is one of the greatest opponents to divorce in tho English-speaking  world.  The Villard interest no longer controls  the Northorn   Pacific.      Villard's  enemy,  13ra.yti>n'-}'<>'! '1{ls been elected president.  11 is charged'L-n'-t Villard robber! the road.  Lord Rosobery is i)Tjikingsiicli''e'_i'-0.'*��LYt'  preparations   for   resuming  resilience Hi  his magnificent country home, that gossip  credits him with the project of marrying  _tl��J��"tfco. !_i<# of "the .United State* su-.L^ a.in   meiuo.mu  erases   Heents;  or a  prcme court will   begin   his   thirty-first    tional repeal. "" '  T'"'r"Y ��� ~'?~'*"';."'"?"-'"*"~^***TiST*r ' ���":r:~-  year of service on the" supreme bench the        Tho committee's  recommendation   wil  Gold   Mines   That   Will    Pay   if    Only   They  Were   Worked.    ���  The gold belt to the southwest of Xelson  may not have within, its boundaries any  such deposits of  ore  tis tiro  worked  at  Lead City, South Dakota, or at Juneau.  Alaska, but tho veins are not small anrl  the ore is of a much  higher grade than  that milled by either the Homes take company at J_earl City or tlie Treadwell company at Juneau.   They are also close fo  the finest water power in  the world and  within easy reach of a railroad���tho Columbia ic Ivootenay.    That they are not-  in the hands of a strongcoiupnny is owing  principally  to  the apparent  greater  inducements for the investor1 in the silver-  lead belt bordering on Slocan lake.    The  ore runs all tlie way from IfjiS to $800 ti ton,  and milling tests give it an a vertigo value  of somehero  near $11.    Gold  ore of that  grade should  bo profitable  to  work, i'or  apart from the cost of mining the expenses  of working should not be more than quadruple that at either Lead City or Juneau.  At the Treadwell mine, the cost of mining  is 00 cents a  ton, milling and conce'nti at-  ing -II cents, chlorinatiou 17 cents, other  anrl   incidental  expenses   M   cents;  or  be put in the shape .of., an. amendment of  the Voorhees bill and will probably receive the support of most of tlie silver  Republicans, as au amendment, while the  bill will, as amended,'be opposed by thorn.  This is the probability against passing  the bill. "'.���.  It seems more than probable'that if. tho  Democrats get tlie concurrence of their  entire party ��� in the senate, the Republicans .will make no more effort tit united  action. The silver men, if all parties  tire pleased, will, accept the bill. As  at present .arranged, the bill will"ex-  piro in the midst of the next congressional  election -and- there will -.probably be an  effort to amend the amendment-extending the purchasing time a, year, anrl the  silver men think it possible thatthey mtiy  get 'Republican support" to'"put this  through, but, tdl circumstances considered, this is hardly probable. One of the  .advantages which the silver men find in  the'conimittoe'saniend meat of the original  bill is that it gives them ground to stand  on while the silver fight shall be waged  in the'future. They say the entire silver  fight in reality litis only begun: that the  present bill isonly a stipulation for si brief-  time tind it will be presented vigorously  in tho regular session.  Lati-'U.���Washington ad vices, dated the  23rd, say that the compromise measure is  off; that president Cleveland'��� would not  hear to it: tha t he ordered his. henchmen  to amend the senate rules so tis to shut.oil'  debate, tind that his henchmen will endeavor to earry out his orders. The silver  men tire reorganizing their forces tind  will light to the end.  Tramps May Ride Free.  Vice-president Crocker of the Southern  Pacific railway has announced that his  company does not propose to make any  fight against the hordes of tramps who  are beating tlieir way west ward on freight  trains. He has arrived tit tin; conclusion  that it is useless to unload the tiekeflcss  tourists, because (hey get aboard again iu  sufficient numbers to overpower the trainmen. Therefore Mr. Crocker believes that  timecjui be saved tind bloodshed averted  by allowing the tramps to ride so long as  they tire peaceable. So proclamation to  that effect has been issued from the company headquarters, but it is to be mutually understood fh.'il the trainmen are not  to molest the "hobos," except iu self-defence, it is likely that tho other lines extending from the Rockies to the Pacific  will follow the Southern's example in this  respect, if they have not already done so  iu ;i quiet way.    Acknowledge   Defeat.  After many, many years of dogged adherence   to   the   deep-cutter   theory,   the  Kngiish have openly .acknowledged that  the American centerboard idea is (hi! best,  I'or racing yachts, il, is beyond question  that the Valkyrie represents the culmination of the host elforts of Kngiish brains  and Kngiish skill: that, she is the fleetest  vessel of tin; kind ever built ou the other  side of the sea. tind that she litis been  handled in till the races with remarkable  ability and cunning, and yetctipttiin Cran-  lield ti nd designer   Watson  acknowledge  and it is safe to say the ore of the golrl belt-  can be mined and milled for less than  that figure. There is .'money in it for tlie  man who litis the nerve to take hold.  Farwell vs. the Dominion.  The case of Karwell vs. tho Queen,"from.  'British'Columbia, being tin appeal from  the exchequer court, was in the supreme  court at .Ottawa oil.the 10th instant. Ftir-  well got ti patent from the Rritish Columbia government.for 117;*) acres of hind  at Revelstoke, within the belt of laud  granted by the province to the Dominion  ���government'in aid of building the'Canadian- Pacific railway, at that time a government undertaking. The exchequer  'court gave judgment that Karwell should  convey the lands to the Dominion. .Far-  well appealed :to the supreme court. Tlie  argument was concluded and judgment  reserved. .Dalton McCarthy and Mr.  Hunter of Victoria argued the case for Mr.  Farwell, and��� Mr. Hogg'appeared i'or the  crown. Mr. Hunter is an assistant in tlie  office of attorney-general Davie.  A Good  Country to Stay Away Prom.  A workman in Queensland, .who warns  his brother workers in  Kngland not to go  out to Australia, says that the capita-lists,  by  inducing Chinese and  Japanese and  Kngiish men to emigrate, have overstocked  the  labor   market, and .the effect is that  men tire anxious  to work  lor their food  alone.    For this reward they are lucky if  they get one month's employment out of  every  six.    It  is  nothing  for a  man   to  tramp from 200 to (iOO miles in  search  of  work.    Frequently men die on  the  road  I'or want of water.    The Australian gov- J  eriiinents are much worried over the ques- I  lion of the unemployed.    They have put I  men   to  work al   cutting firewood  in  the j  forols iind  to clear ground  for proposed j  village settlements   and    market garden j  lots.    The'wages are at relief rates. \  Sorting Ore lor Shipment.  Over forty men a real, work at theSilver  King mine, engaged either tit erecting  buildings, sorting ore. or doing development work on tint mine. A prospecting  diamond drill and a rock crusher have  been ordered and are expected at, the  mine within two weeks. Owing to a  scarcity of" sticks, no ore litis yet been  sacked. It is understood that the Canadian Pacific litis given the company a rate  of $22."><)a ton ou ore to Swansea.'Wales.  Will Build a Sleigh Road.  A. sleigh road is to be built from the  mines on Vermont creek in Kast Kootenay to a poind on the Columbia river, to  enable Wells iV Pollock to make a shipment of 100 tons of high-grade galena  orr. The distance is in lhe neighborhood  ol  t hirly miles.  Robbed the Fort, Stool Staye.  Golden Krn. 21st: "The unusual experience of having the stage robbed occurred  hist week. A number of Chinamen were  coming down from Port Steel with gold  dust tind w^^re held up by masked men.  They were robbed of dust valued at about  $2."��(K).  Last summer when president Van Home  of the Canadian Pacific.wasin these parts,  he gave it out that his company might do  some railway building in the near future  at or near Nelson. Engineers were immediately ordered from Revelstoke to Nelson, and for two months thereafter they  were engaged in running linos along tlie  outlet between Nelson anrl Ivootenay lake.  For a time this work was generally supposed to bo in connection with that'boing  done farther east, on the road that is to  be called the "Crow's Nest Pass Short  Line." It is now known that it was.dono  for no othcrcpnrpose than to head off tlie  Nelson & Fort Sheppard.  in order to get a 2A por cent grade from  the summit at Cottonwood Smith lake to  the'river front at Nelson, tho Nelson Sc  Fort Sheppard had to keep well up tho  mountain side as far as Five-mile point,  then turn and come back along the outlet  five miles to Nelson. For three miles of  this distance there is not room for two  rights-of-way, anrl the first -company  to get iu location stakes would, of course,  have the prior right. Mr. Van Horno saw  the opportunity, and seeing with him is  acting. His road has the prior right-of-  way, and the .Nelson ic Fort Sheppard has to make a. wharf tit Five-milo  point, anrl contractor McLean is now engaged at grading the roadbed to the  water's erlgo anrl one for a Y.  _ President Corbin of the Spokane ic  Northern was in Nelson on Saturday, lie-  fore leaving he stated that the Nelson ic  Fort Sheppard Avouid be operated as soon  a.s tho track was laid to Nelson. The  roadbed was in good shape, aud no apprehension need'be felt as regards snow  blockades during'the winter, as a rotary ���  plow would boused to'keep the track clear  of snow. Mr. Corbin left on Sunday for  Spokane, going out by way of the grade  of tho Nelson cv FortMhcppard.  �� Preparing: to Ship Ore.  The J3yron N. White Company is mak-  sf iTp~dre���i r c/rrr  ���*���������* ��� J-��^L-*_sX. tUt M"Kt *v��__.�� ___����*����� Mi% K.4'V_r__i_r*  ing  preparations   to^^'  .i- -. -  Sloctin Star, one of the best known mines  in Slocan '.'district. A contract for an ore-  house tit New Denver will be let. and it is  ���understood one'of the parties engaged at  teaming supplies from Nelson to Larson's  railroad camps litis the contract for hauling the ore from the mine to tho ore-house.  The ore will . probably be ra whirled to  Three 'Forks, a distance of five miles,  thence slerled to New Denver. The mine  is in shape'��� to make continuous shipments' from this on. sis the following  goes to show: The upper tunnel is in 00  feet, its face being :*>*) feet below the surface. The'middle tunnel (a crosscut one)  is in Mi) feet, anrl is connected with the  upper tunnel by ti of>-foot upraise. The  lower tunnel is in .'{.*50 feet, anil is connected with the upper workings by ti 12:*"-  foot upraise; At the mouth of the lower  funnel is the sorting shed where the ore is  sacked. Fifteen men tire tit work on the  mine.   Is it Another JBlxilT?  Word wtis received tit Kaslo on Monday  that  work   wtis   to be immediately commenced   on   the Kaslo & Slocan  railway,  tind two engineer parties were tit once put  tin   the  field.    One  is  in  charge of chief  engineer McMilhiuand the other in ..charge  of C.  K.  Perry.    Whether or not  this  is  another bluff is ti question.   The people of  Kaslo  have  heard so  many reports tind  have seen so many engineering parlies in  the field that they no longer put faith in  any such  maneuvers.     It may be merely  ti   piece  of sharp   practice   to locate tind  cross-section the line  between  Bear hike  aud   the mouth  of Sandon creek in order  to head off the Nakusp A: Sloc-in company  from   getting a   charter  to  build a   road  Irom Three Forks to the mouth of Sandon  creek.    But  il   is   lo   ho  hoped that promoters   Heiidr.v. Miinn A: Co.   have made  ti deal with the (Jresit Northern people so  t hiit the road will be built, for no country  like   the  Slocan  should   lie without competing transportation lines.  Ainsworth District.  While the number of mines that are being worked in Ainsworth district can be  counted on the fingers of one hand, those  on which work is being done look promising. (.J. B. Wright hits resumed work ou  the Mile Point with six men. tind it is reported that they tire in three feet of ore.  A shipment will be marie at-once to the  smelter tit Tacoma. A. I.'J. Wheeler tind  Phil .Mct'overn tire putting the Black  Diamond in shape in order that its owner,  chief engineer Stevens of the (.'resit Northern, can get. a crown grant. Men tire at  work on tlie Highland. On the No. 1, manager Stevenson is putting the men's quarters in shape for the winter. An upraise  from the main tunnel to the old workings  is also being made. The distance is si bout  00 feet. Tlie third shipment of ore will be  made this week or the   fore part, of next.  Had the Men Sized up Right.  Mr. B.    "Why didn't   you  put on your  gloves before we started out?    I'd tis soon  see   you   put   on   your  stockings   in   the  street."    Mrs. B.    "Most men would."  si  -?f  \  i i_  ���i  __v_  I  aS'-l .��__���-���!  Murrai  KSS*  it! *"*,*������.  frsV _!������������  Psfe  "s If- v.-..  _S, IS;, ujl ��!  ft.  I  ���*.  T_jr  1  I**"  ' mm  mm  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TIIK TUIBUN'K is published on Thursdays, by Jons  IIocstox & Co.. and will be inailed 10 suljseriber.s  on payment of On'k Doi.i.aic :i year. Xo siibsui-iption  taken for loss than a year.  REGULAR AnVEKTI.Sl'aitfXTri printed at die following rales: One inch, .-;,'��; a year: two inches,  SOO a year; lliroe in flics ��81 a your: four inches.  Silli ti year; live inches, flU.5 a year; six inches and  over, at, the rale of Sl./iU an inch per iiionl.li.  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Clevelanrl, -J.  (.'. Carlisle. De Witt C. TaImage, Thomas  li.   Reed,   Kobert   Ingersoll,   dairies   I..  Ci-isp,    William    C.   Whitney,   Adlai   K.  Stevenson,   cai-dinal Gibbons, George  Childs.   Roswoll   P.   Flower,  jMi  Piihnor, Joseph .fef'ferson, Joseph Pulitzer.  W. Hourke Cock ran,. lames Corbett. Oli vei  "Wendell  Holmes, and   Daniel  S. Laniont.  TJie guessers must  have   been   restricted  to residents of New York, for sixteen out  of the twenty-four "promiuents"' are citizens of that state.   That guess is iu keeping with the provincial ideas of the li'ast.  The ".astern people imagine America extends no far!her west than hike l.rie.  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON",  B.C., THURSDAY,  OCTOBER.   2(5  i ��� ���  189,3.  man,  who  with  tin advei  real estate,  opened   district,  nturous dealer it  went to  fhe now'  the hope tind intention of possessing  himself of several valuable sections of  land. The horse which he wtis riding in  the race for the goorl things dispensed by  tho government, became unruly,  crossed the line before tho signal was  given: A soldier-who thought that Mill  wtis deliberately disregard ing orders when  ho failed to turn back at the soldier's command, took doliberalc aim tit. fiill  shot him dead.    Tl  a i.   it in  a iir  lie name of tho sohliot  is concealed by hissupcrioi  ollicers.  A   MOST   GIGANTIC   TRUST.   OCTOBKK -.'(J, 1����  THE   SPECULATORS   ARE   HOSTILE.  Jn criticising the methods adopted by  the provincial government in its town lot  sales tit Xelson, Tin-: Timu'xi-: has won for  itself the hostility of the speculators, who  to a man argue that Tim-: Th-|'1'.vr i.s doing  its best to depreciate the value of real  estate in Nelson. Wo will endeavor to  show that the speculators tire wrong in  jumping at such ti conclusion.  "In tho summer of 1890 no lots suitable  i'or   residential   purposes  could   be   purchased, for the reason that none had been  surveyed.    Later on   the  survey   of   tho  townsite wtis completed, anrl in October a  sale of lots  took place.   Tho upset price  was $100 with a $")(.() building condition  attached.    At that sale 90-odd Jots were  sold tit prices ranging from  $101 to $200,  the average price obtained  being in the  neighborhood of $1*35.    On tho lots sold at  that sale there have been erected -JO-orld  buildings,  of which the Phair hotel, the  Stanley  house,  the   Victoria   hotel,   the  Teeumsoli house, tho Tolson building, the  Selous  block,  anrl   the   Houston   6c   Ink  block tiro ti few.    It is safe to say the lots  solrl at that sale are assessed  for $90,000,  .'.'..or one-third of the total assessed value of  Nelson.    That stile  wtis brought  about,  not by any desire of the government to  allow the people to acquire homes, but at  the urgent requests'of the business men  ..'of the' town. |  In tho spring of 1892 another sale of lots  was had, but this time without building  conditions. That stile was counted a success by the auctioneer who made it, and  .fl.��.A..w.w. ���.-.-...     _   ri-.^.jz-'  A scheme wtis recently published in the  London Times for', the consolidation and  common working of till the coal interests  of the L'nited  Kingdom.     Tho  proposer  tind originator of the project is sir George  Elliott, who claims that tho object of the  great change is in no way the creation of  a  monopoly  for  the  benefit of the  proprietors,  but ti combination which  shall  be a, benefit,   not only  to  mine  owners,-  lessees,"workmen, and consumers, but to  the nation tit large.    Tlie present yearly  output of the coal fields i.s 182,000,000 Lous,  which, at au  average selling price of  7  shillings and .i pence ti ton, represents a  gross value to the eoaf owners anrl lessees  of ��('5,975,000 por annum,    ft is estimated  that  tho sum   required  to represent the  whole   capitalized   interest   of   tho   coal  owners and lessees would  be slightly under ��110,000,000,  a  figure  that rloes   not  greatly exceed   the share  capital of one  of Great Britain's railway companies.  Reynolds's  Newspaper,   1st:  the  last few days   various  coal  owners,  foreseeing the direction of working-class  opinion, have been publishing their scheme  of a great coal  trust for  the whole king  tlom���a, gigantic monopoly in which  tho  men arc to share a certain percentage o  profits   with   the   masters.    This   wouk  really mean a combination  against  the  public, anrl the only word that could  bo  stiirl in its favor is that- it would prepare  the way for the ultimate transference ofthe mines to tlie state.   ���But what necessity is there for taking the coal and royalty owners into any such partnership?  They are not wanted any more than tlie  landlords are wanted.  Any system which  provides for the retention of tho owners  is  foredoomed   to  failure.    Besides,   who  has ever  hoard   of   the  wolves and  the  lambs lying down together in mutual love  and   toleration ?     Such   tin    association  would speedily come to an end. for there  would be soon  no Jambs to carry on the  i os  troatof  capital pun-  good, and  frantic  i��   openly   uttered.  Is  for "Goers Onlv  Jio grim Jokes of the  Wit]  1111  Hate Gladstone.  The haired of Gladstone is almost universal among the upper tind upper middle  classes    in    Kngland.    This   hatred,   too,  finds expression in a violence of langua,,  which is .seldom  met with in tiny country  except during a   period  of revolution ot  civil   war,  tind   litis  long   been   banishet  from    Kngiish   social   and    political   life  One hears him in  the bestcircl  tis an old ' villiti.il, for whom  ishinent  would  be too  desire   for  his death  That "(���'. U. .M." stand  .Mistake" is one of tl     ._   Uonservate clubs, and old ladies will avow  their willingness to walk miles with peas  in their shoes to see him hanged.    Stories  of his abandoned profligacy are, of course,  not generally told in  public, the subject  being a delicate one, but theyare a  very  prominent part of tlie Gladstone  legend.  The   social   hostility   to   him   Juts    boon  greatly    stimulated     by     the    Primrose  League, tin organization managed mainly  by women   of  the upper class, of which  one   hears   comparatively   little   in   the  newspapers, but widen has done excellent  propagandist work for the Conservatives,  ft is in reality a very successful attempt  to turn to account for party purposes that  passionate social ambition which reigns in  most  highly   placed   Kngiish  ie    desire    of    every   ��� class  to     come     into     social     contact     with  the    class    above    it    may     be    called  power"  which  litis   hitherto  boon til-  far cis politics is concerned,  to  lie. Tory  ladies  of rank  it what  Watts rlid  with  New Railway Under Construct!  on.  uy netorqtf)e  \  "E._H_3___T__|   ___LLO-W-"E]"D  In the RAILWAY CENTRE and" ~~~~  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  7--___D   -POT?    r^r-^^-r^   ������  J-J J-SU J,    J_  G-OOD  "sxjiLxDxnsrG-s.  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN MRUS^~DAWS0N, and ROBSON  TT.  Apply  foi  Fran  Prices,  Maps,  Etc., to  ENTRE OF THE LARDEAU COUNTRY.  Land  'in-  all  but  ) roasts  the  Tl  et it through the pleasure of the postmaster. The department at Washington  has ruled otherwise, holding that the let-  tei is the property o"  I jo recalled.   It goes "  as the law in ihe case; that oven if the  letter litis arrived at its destination, and  before it has been doliveivt"  (o whom it litis been addi  recalled by telegram thrc  office. The principle recognized in the  case is (hut the government, or postoffice  department, is merely the agent of (he  writer while the lei tor is in transit. This  decision is of groat importance to business  private individuals alike.  Commissioner  Columbia & Kootenay  Railway  InTELSO^  IB. O-  Co.  men tind  (lie writer aud  etui  1 her aud Itiysdown  fo the person  "osscd. it mav be  ough tho iimi'ling  torest tit about -121 }>ov cent on the capita  outlay. It may be added that (his estimate of weight per acre, and also of the  price, have often been greatly exceeded,  and it is certain that with coiisttintatten-  tion and careful cultivation a- voi'y heavy  crop of hops of a quality that would rank  higher than those grown in the sttite of  Washington can bertiiscdln the district  of Maanicli. on  the island of V  ancouvei'  WILL   RACE  so  lowed,  iun to waste.  have done with  On  roar I  steam. By establishing ** f i'auitations.'  or clubs, till over the country, at which  shop-keepers, or tenant farmers, or country lawyers r-tin take afternoon  play lawn-tennis with the dtuur  earls, tind compare notes ol  common cause with duche:-  fense of religion, morality.  rity of  **tho H  the  ids.'  tea   oi-  tters of  work  iu  a  es. for the down! the in'teg-  ompiro tigtiinst Gladstone tmd  they have brought to boar on  jolitics a   social   lever of extraordinary  efficacy.    In those gatherings of the  rose   League,  too,  the   uoophyf  usual, tho  "vficsn  _--'.. J_^~_!   ,  3iRcwua~ioxf3-mrrc  other result  classes how  over since btiscd the value of Nelson real  estate on the prices then 'obtained by the  government. Of the lots sold, some 40-  odd in all, less than half a dozen have  since been improved with buildings, and  no one of them has changed ownership.  The Triuuxi-:maintains that the prices  realized at that sale by the government  were far in excess of the value of tlie  property, for if it had not been so, surely  some of the lots would have changed  ownership in the eighteen months that  have since elapsed.  In asking the government to make a sale  of lots on building conditions, the citizens  who   urged    the   matter   cannot   truthfully     be    accused     of     desiring''the  downfall   of   Nelson,    for    their    every  dollar is invested in  the town.    They argued that residential property wtis held  too high, anrl that the only way people  could be induced  to make .'improvements  ���wtis to  allow  them  to  get ground  at ti  reasonable   price,  anil   that the government,   not being a  speculator,   wtis   tho  proper party to take the initiative; that the  making of improvements on govern men t  lots would not only have the effect of enhancing  the  value of adjoining residential   property,   but   would   enhance   the  value of business property as well.  if by favoring this course TiiioTuihuxi-:  i.s ruining Nelson, it is strange that a  similar course litis not ruined other towns  in which it has been adopted.  business.  "If the cotil  strike litis no  than   to  teach  our  working  ^merfrnr.^   -1'i-<ryT-lVrn-rtf"T-g--'������ftiCT 1 Lt'tTsyu'l'lTuTTr"oT  their rights, it will not have taken place  in vain,'.'..The misfortune is that in times  of plain sailing the workers abandon all  interest in political matters. 'Meanwhile,  the classes, the monopolists, the sweaters,  the'capitalists'-have been unceasingly coii-  iring.   They never for an instant lose  1*11II-  .    ..   es tire, as  most vehement in their professions of faith and in their detestatiot  Gladstone  as  the  prime   mover  land's  downfall.    When   ''good  can  be entered  liy deiiunc'aL''-^, ot  he naturally gets sliort.-'.iT^iri      Thu  nig ol  him at thojip  __on._at the -\\   '  which   the  '���unit.  i o  in   Lug   ,  socio_��->"''  mm,  KKlt-  IiOOOB-OTIVES.  Tlie American "999" to bo Pitted Against the  "Queen-Empross" of -Snglaud..  ' ti limited   number ol" leading million   are:  i:i Ihe secret tind they are  guarding it jealously.    The only information that  has leaked  out thu- lar is that  the day for  the groat locomotive race between   the    l-iigiish   Queen-h'inpress   aim  the American   '.!!)!).   the  tremendous   ma  chines now ou exhibition in the transput'  tilt ion depart niontof the World's Fair  been  agreed  upon,    liy reason, of  trtiordinary seevery   maintained  parlies to the  An Unpardonable Offense,  may criticise a woman's beauty  I escape alive: you may qui/, hor  dress iind be forgiven; but when you say  that another woman has a finer baby  thiin hers, you utter that which she will  pardon iu this world or the i  Ther  *kc (  general store.  Like At! r splendid opening at Bear  Lake City for anyone who  You  find stil  ne.vei  will  open a  One  hundred men are  now employed in ihe mines in the  mediate   vicinity,  and  the  forces  soon be doubled.  im-  ._   will  Contracts have been  et for hauling ore from the Washington  Dardanelles   mines,    with    head-  and  lilS  the ox-  >y  the  proposed event, which wi  be watched  with  unprecedented, interest  the civilixcil  ���n_J,'iie exact  nice of Waless recep-  perial  Ins;itute in May.-of  better   class   of   l-iiglishinen  *l-��      _  sight of the, future.    Their eyes are always  upon  the  main  chance,  which,  in  other words, means that form of dishonesty involved in the plan of contriving to  be wealthy without working, but at the  expense of others,   is not the most shameful  fact in  our  national  existence   this,  that in innunierable districts where the  working-class vote would carry the day,  rich  enemies of the people tire chosen in  preference to genuine working-class .representatives?    What would'a slight, self-  imposed tax to support a poor democratic  representative be compared with the misery and helplessness and hopelessness of  to say nothing of the eon-  were much ashamed, litis been excused by  ascribing it to the over/.oal of tho.Frim-  'rose Leaguers from the '.Kensington"���detached anrl "'semi-detaehod" villas, who  felt that in the presence of the monster  they must show themselves not unworthy,  of .the. exalted ���society to which the.  iu a manner, belonged.  by.railroad  men throughout  world, it is impossible to le.-i  djt of/t'/Te iron horses  nearest  approach to  iu the information  place "early in  Xovem-  ropresent two  ..W  ���y now,  bold  " he  imi-'  n lo  ll long strike  ditiou of 'permanent slavery to which the  workers seem, under present conditions,  to be condemned.  "No doubt the classes rely on force as  the  means of  insisting1 upon   their exactions against the interests of the majority  of   tho   people.     That    has    been    their  method in the past; we see theyare unchanged  in  their  tactics  today.    In   our  cotil fields we have the humiliating spectacle ��� of soldiers,   the  sons of   the   very  poorest classes, engaged forJ-A penceaday  to kill working men tit the bidding of tho  sweating classes, and with the sanction of  Mr. Asquilh, the Whig homo secretary of  a Liberal government.    The  this condition of ti flairs  Tiik provincial government i.s liberal to  the proemptor and to the locator of mineral  claims,  anrl   why should   it  not   bo  equally liberal  to the person desirous of  making a home on one of its townsites?  The  preemptor  is   not   required   to   bid  against  the speculator  when  taking   up  hind, neither is  the  locator of a  mineral  claim.-  The preemptor wants to make a  living  by farming and   is given land on  which  to  do so tit a nominal price, provided he improves it.    The prospector is  allowed to locate and hold a mineral claim,  provided  fie  improves   it.    Why   should  not the man who must of necessity live in  a town be as liberally dealt with?    Why  should   he   not    be   allowed    to   acquire  enough land on which to build a home tit  a nominal price?    Unimproved town lots  are not a source of revenue  to the province: but once they tire in  the hands of i  men who are compelled to improve them, |  they are.   A fU'KN.Hi'XO* contest, conducted  by fhe  New   York   World, has  determined  that  the twenty-live "most prominent Americans" are:    Grover Cleveland. Cham  M. Dejiew, Benjamin Harrison,  jinn,   William  McKinley, Jr.,  enormity of  _     is more apparent  when   it is remembered   that  the people  themselves tire the largest contributors to  tho cost of the army.  Is it only ignorance,  or   mere  selfishness,   or   pure   brutality  which   allows a   system   to 'continue  in  which  the military   forces, organized blithe defence of the nation, ti.ro being used  by the ca.pitti-li.sts for the defence oi their  position.    It seems a  serious omission in  tho  political   propaganda of the  Domoc-  rticy that our soldiers and sailors are not  taught that their services are first duo to  the people, and   not tit till to the capitalists,   who have  reduced   the order from  which   the fighting   forces spring  to   the  condition of economic slavery.  "All this again leads us to the consideration wnich should  be ever first and last  in   the thoughts  of  the   Democracy���tho  reform   ot    the   constitutional   machine,  livery path leads to the goal.   The classes  at present control the government.    The  Constitution i.s a mingled aristocracy and  plutocracy.    The   voice of  the   people   is  iieard only faintly in  the management of  the affairs of  the state.    Universal  suf-  friige,  payment of members, shorter parliaments, the second ballot, one man, one  vote; these are proposals of groat importance.     Let us abolish  the house of commons as it tit present exists, and erect on  "' '      ti new   Democratic assembly, in  delegates  of   the  people'will  carry out the popular will."  The South Carolina Liquor Law.  At the present day the most notable  instance of paternalism iu government is  the liquor law in South Carolina, which  is tlie result of Populist teachings tiiat  have lately been 'widely disseminated in  that portion of the country, anrl ti  attempt to perpetuate the power o  .so-called .Reform faction which now-do  nates the state, by means of a. great  nopoly of the liquor trtiflic.  For tJlose who sire not familiar, with the  act commonly known as the '.Dispensary  law, the following brief explanation may  be of interest:   All parties are prohibited  from   trafficking  in any distilled or.malt  liquor, while the sttite is authorized to establish dispensaries for its'exclusive saic.  A general  .board   of  control  exorcises a  supervision over the business, and a chief  dispenser receives supplies and  fills the  orders of the -local dispensers in the various   countries   of    the   commonwealth.  Branch   or  local   rlispenstiries  are  established in most of the conn ties.    They remain open from 7 ti. in. until (i p. m. daily,  cxcoptStmday.sand legal holidays. Liquor  is sold   in packages from one-haif pin  day ou which the Hi  wiil .Jie-^-rrTi! s..'' _.'.*. J-  %7ict i less is con la i net  that it will   ttikr  hor."    The two locomotive  distinct schools   of  mechanics, so far tis  locomotive   building  is- concerned.     The  makers of each declare that their particular engine is the be<t. tind  tho corporations owning thoni are patriotic enough to  back their machines to the extent of JjioOOO  ii side, it is said.    The Qtieen-L'inpress is  the leading..feature in  the exhibit; made  by the London & North western Hail way  Company of  Lugland.     The   locomotive  standing tit   the   head   of a -magnificent  train of cars, known as the'Empire State  is IH)U, 'owned by the  New York  tt  Hudson ..River .Railroad  Company.     .Moth engines have ''attracted' unusual attention, the space allotted to them  being thronged   with .Fair visitors fit all  hours of the <hi-y.  .The   flight   of   these   two   magnificent  specimens of the locomotive builders'art  made over tho tracks of  orlc Central   between  iJtiffi  Albany.    Between these point  quarters for the packers and teamsters  at Bear Lake City, where the necessary  barns, stables, etc., are being erected  ,-    jl?,      _"-���_     I--  ing a trail to the Miner Boy mine. The  Lucky Jim is being worked. The silver  question cuts no figure with the Bear  Lake mines. None of them are idle.  This notice applies only to merchants  o 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.  /.   WILSON.  I'KKDCIC.  AflCTIONEBB and COMMISSION AGENT  '-    ':"'" ������   ".'���  KKI'KKSiiN'rlNG    ;v     Tho (.'onfodui-iilioii Lift-A.ssoi:ia(ioii,  Tlicl'lutstii.v l-'ii-e Insurance Compiiny,  T!k; I'rorulcnL KuncI Accident C(  ALSO,  Thu Sin illy Croft, l-'eiinilry C.'u-i  land, nuikcr  joiupany;  WILSON & FEME-,  Markets  Nelson and Kaslo.  ���Will eonti-.-u-l. to siippiv  boats willi fresh iiii-uts  or land iny  in ' t.|,e  ininiiiLT companies and  sleam-  iind deliver s.-iine at any mine  Ivootenay  l.alce count ry.  .nipiiiiy. near Olios-tor, Kng--  of .-ill kinds of mining nuieliinei-y. air  express  Central  will doubtless be  the New York  am'  aio  four  compressors, nK-n. breakers, stamps. eLe.  Jowett Building', Victoria Street  -_sT_3__.SO_sry-B.0-  LOTS FOR SALE  ADBITX  NELSON Ollice and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  IN  BAT'I  A"  parallel-bauds-of steel stretch, and the  grades are iiil'rei|iient and' slight. The  "distance i.s 207 miles, anrl the roadbed .is  declared' by the 'American .company, to  be of a character best fitted for tin .important trial of .speed. Whether the race  n'ill be ti sing-le clasli over (.lie distance or*  whether the route will be doubled, I roblod  .stive to  nt ia  Adjoining (lie government low-nsitc of Xelson  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  witli a rebate for buildings erected.   The best, reside  property in Xelson.    Value sure to increase.  Apply lo  .--;-   W. A. JOWETT,   -:-'  Mining- and  Real   Estate   Broker.  Auctioneer  and Cominission Agent,  Agent  for Xelson  and West, Ivootenay District, or to  IXXivS & WOIIAUtl.S, Vancouver,  n. (:  S & CO.  live��� pllons.    Beer is also suppiieVl m'pint  bottles.    Tho labels of nio:.tol' the bottles  are .surmounted by the seal and  motto of  the state, while a  palmetto-tree in raised  stii-racc   occupies   the   reverse   side.     S'o  liquor is allowed   to  be sold to minors or  habitual   drunkards,   nor can   it   be consumed  on  the  premises  where it  is sold.  Any  person  desiring to make a  purchase;  must  be  identified   and   vouched   for. bv  some  responsible  person.      He   then   (ill's  out an  application, sial in��- his age. residence, the amount he desires lo purch,-|Se.  and the use to which it is to be put.    The  application beiiiK signed ami attested Into dispenser or his clerk, the applicant,  litpior can  day by one per  il t the  i ml ti mile  miles per  111 e t  receives  the liiptor.    Distiilei  only be purchased once a d  any  bo  ib  milliner oi appljeal ions  made during the day bv  son,Dot  beer ma\  same person  While the enforcement of the law  caused many wholesale li(|tior dealers  leave the .state, tind  in a  measure  the confiscation o"  lor  the  or (juadi'iipJbrl   is stiu imKiiown  the men arraufdiitf the race.  The  American  locomotive litis been described so often that another description  would   be   unappreciated.     Suffice   it   to  say  that the drive wheels on   the great  machine, which towers more than twenty  feet in the air. tire eighty-six inches in di-  ainoter.aiid tho whole, with loaded tender,  weighs eighty tons.    It has made several/  tests of speed, anrl  the best records thus  far posted tiro:    One mile in ():'";"). oi  rate of 102 (S-J:-} miles per hum-,  in   0:*'2,   or tit   the   rate of   112  hour.  The Quoen-Kmpross is,a full sister of the  famous (.Ji-eti t IJrilain. which litis a record  of eighty miles tin hour.    The great locomotive-  litis   two digh-prossnre cylinders,  fifteen   inches   in   diameter  and   Iwcnty-  foitr-inch   stroke,   and   one   low-pressure  cylinder   thirty inches   in   diameter ami  twonl.y-four-ineli stroke.    Tho groat machine carries   four   pairs  of   wheels,   the  leading pair being four foot -one tind one-  half   inches  iu   diameter.    The  high and  low-pressure   driving   wheels   arc;  feet   one   inch    iu   diameior.     Tl  weight with tender isaboii  tons.  wholesale and retail dealers  meats, have opened  in lhe  Baker  street.   iVKLSOX.  furnish,   in   any  '��� in slock and dressed  Hiirrell bloek. West  iind   are   prepared   lo      ()imntily.  heel',   pork,   mutton.  veal. li;ii-oii. and ham. al the lou-(  si possible! price  FOR  CASH  ONLY.  Orders   Promptly   Filled.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  f&sib^  in Canada and (J, S.)  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and taken apart  by one man in ten hours.  ^T��i5S5S^s���w.-ys��_  _fsWcS___sS=_;  Tlie company's Al passenger anil freight steamer  W. HUNTER   Master  :s-vii'w ni.-vvr.-u .1...M..���<���_..  r...  .Alile  G. L. I-.'STAHI'.OOIC   LKA VK.S -XICW DKXVKI     daily for  .Silvcrton   (Koui  le Citv) end head of .Slocan'lako, relurni  Denver bv (i I'. .Al.  I-'OK ItATIvS apply on board.  VV. 0. .Mold.WON  .Iiiiie. 21st. lS'.Ki. Silverton, H. O.  .Ioii.vM. ICkki-kk.  intr lo Now  Scerelarv.  .Ia.mi.-s W. Skai.ic.  KEEFER  8c  SEALE  TEAMSTERS.  ���lob twimltiK done.    Have several hundred C0I,is of ,  >o sold al, reasonable prices.  wood, which will be  I.KAVK   IIIOIKH.S    AT  F.  Hume   &   Co.'s,   Vernon  Street,   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  seven  ir. Tlie lota!  ��� seventy-seven  Specially constructed for  packing-   over   mountain  trans.  itis  to  eausetl  saloon propertv. il ||���s  worked    well   in    that   il,   litis   deei-ea^ed  drunkenness.  Tin  its ruins  whieli   the  11 coy  ���John Slier-  Da v it  A Sensational Murder.  Among  the  most sensational   episodes  reported from the Cherokee-.Strip was the  killing   of John   li.   Hill,  of  Keansburg,  wtis a  very wealthy  I  B, I New Jersey.    j{ilj'  A Sensible Ruling-.  A recent rilling of the postoflice deptu-t-  mentat Washington will be of interest lo  Canadians,  been use if held good  in   I hat  eou nt ry it may prove good In-re.    it is lo  the effect that a writer of a. letter litis (he  right to regain possession after postingit,  providing   he   eti n    furnish    satisfactory  evidence to the postmaster that he is the  writer.    The general  impression has been  that a letter once posted passes out of the  ���������-'���'    " the writer of it, and if for any  desires its return  he can only  A Profitable Industry,  ic department of agriculture i if Hritisl  Columbia has issued its first "bulletin.'  It was prepared by Charles S|.. Barbe, amis entitled ������iio)) Crowing o,, V.-nicouvei  Island."    .Air. St.  Barbe claims that  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  I'iiKsoiiLj'oi-s and  baye;:^!!  transferred   Lo and   from  railway depot, and sLcninboat landing.   Kruitflil.  hauled ami.job learning done.   Stove  wood for sale.  the  WTTiKOiv & wn/UAMsny.  .'.PUOPIIIKTOIiS  tin a vorage  on  crop oi !_()() pounds to theacre  the annual expense, iiicludingeverythiii"-  such as cultivation, depreciation of pel '"  picking, drying, and   baling mas- I  mated tit \2 cents  per  figures $1.10 an   acre,  his own   horses a in"  is    well,   ti    vei-v   I  contro  reason  of  he  es.  may be esti-  'ound, oi- iu round  !f  the owner had  put in his own work  . ,    .   .      w'p;   portion   ()j   ,,|lis  would not be incurred, but taking it,-is it  stands it, would  represent $1,100 on ti  den of 10 acres.    Again, to take th  tige crop of  1200 pounds am'  price of il cents   per pound.  Kaslo, B. C,  or The Kootenay & Columbia P  Hell Telephone Iluildi  &  M.  OLIawii. Ontario.  Co.  ������,,'.',1.','!,!'���i!!lM "f,'.'' J,,,,1y ,s(; ",,! "���"l<-----'K��<'d will be prepared to nl tond to nil ei)nsii?nmeiilsol'Koodsandi-hall..ls  !nms,d,Uies^'���������)0���', '"' X'J,S,",��� "' (!" U"' l"'Uent of eu'"  C. HAMBER, Nelson, B.C.  *���'���  <e the aver-  an average  ,      we get $:��'()  per acre --$':!()('(' for our 10 acres���leti.ving a,  net proJit of $1."500, which  represents iu-  DJSS0LUTI0N  OF COPARTNERSHIP.  Th,  . lie partnership lutherlo existing between lhe undor-  signeil lining business under the llrm name of W. )���'.  lei-izel j. ( o., chemists and druggisls, has been dissolved  b> in H mil i-onseiil. W. K. Teetzel roi iring. The business  n till urc- will be rarried on b.v .1. A. (tibson (under lhe  lull- hrin name), who assumes all liabilities of the lirm  and to whom nil oiilstanding aeeounts are pavuble.  W. F. TKkT'/iKL.  ,. , ��� ,,   , JOHN A. OIHKON.  Aelson, Ji, (��., Oelnber lfil.li, US!),'!.  j"o.h_ jp_A__R_K:zisr  NELSON, B.C.  Plasterer, Bricklayerjnd Stone-Mason.  Ootiti-nels Inken for work at, all points in Vest, fCooteiiay  NOTICE^  All persniisare hereby warned against, I res passing on  government land (silunlod in Ihe town of Nelson), bv depositing rubbish or placing any buildings t heron, ami any  persons who may have nin.-ady placed any buildings on  said land are ri-uuesled lo remove (be same not, later  than Ihetllst October, IS!��.  Dated N'elsmt, B.C. 101 li August, INl.'l.  S. FI'V/jSTVUBS, Koveriiimiiil, agenl,.  I"' *'}  ��*_rf.ti  '^itrA'S  ,-��  -.-ci \  ������VV" J  ��� In'* "3  ��l V1 - __fa__B  THE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY,  OCTOBER  20,  1S93.  3  AGENT   FOR  GIANT POWDER,  HIS   TREMENDOUS   SHOT,  AM OF  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,     -  .Sir DONALD  A.'  SMITH   Hon.  GKO. A.  DRUMMOND,  K. 8. OLOU.STON   $12,000,000  6,000,000   1'resident.   Viee-l'resident   Geiientl Ulitii.-iger  RITISH L'OLUMBIA  Iiieorponited by Royal Charter, 181H.)  $2,920,000  $1,265,333  Capital (paid up) ��600,000    .  (Willi   power to  inerease.)  Reserve Fund   -   ��260,000    .  israiiLSO-sr _3_r,__._sto_h:  ���N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        IIKA.VCMliS   I.V       LONDON   (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  liny lind sell Sterling  KxuIisuikc anil Cable Transfers  UllANT OlI.MMKKOIAl, ANIi Tlt.\ VKI.I.KKS' CKHDITS,'  iiviiilablo in tiny part of the world.  duai'Ts issukd; coi,mictions maiik; itc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  ItATK OK INTKHKST (al presenU :U I 'er Cell I.  -ST-SLSoisi' _3_s,_a__^rc!_3:J  (lor. Haker and Siiinluy Sts.  fcANAI  Branches; UN-NV<:;  DA ��� Victoria,    Vaneouvor.    New  ;| iniiistei'. Nanaimo, iind Kandoups  NITKD .STATICS���Sun   I-'riineiseo.   1'ort-  I        liuiil. 'I'aeuiuii. and Seattle.  Uii" A I)  OKKICK:  GO  Loihbard street, LONDON,  Kng.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA��� iUorehaiils- Hank of Canada anil branolies;  Canadian Hank of Commerce iind branelies;  .Imperial Hank of Canada and branelies:  Molson's Hank and branelios:  Hank of Nova Scotia and brnnehos.  Uis'ITKD STATKS���AkimiIs Canadian Hank of Com-  ineree, New 'York: Hank of Nova Seotia,  Chicago; Traders' Nationtl Hank, Spokane.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received  from   SI  and  upwards iind   interest  allowed (present rate) at !U por cent per aniuini.  Nelson, July 17tli. US!).'!.    (.'ItANC.K V. IIOI.T. Agent.  On and after this date the undermentioned  Banks will receive American notes at a discount of ONE per cent.  BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,  BANK OF MONTREAL.  Nelson, August 15th, 1893.  BLACKMAILERS.  of  Strangre Tales From the Fashionable Life  London and Paris.  "JI* tliey would only kill me, liko��� men,  they would tit least let nie live as a man,"  said poor Alexander the Second to Loi-is  Me I ik oil', speaking about tlie plots of. the  Nihilists against his life: "but by killing  mo. with shadows they kill nie doubly, destroying my manhood before they take  my lii'e." The words that .the unhappy  czar used are much more expressive in  'Russian, but they tire rather too pungent  in flavor to bear literal translation. It is  that which does not take place but which  is-apprehended, that kills a nian much  more surely than the shock occasioned by  an actual event. This tact has, indeed,  become so well known and generally recognized, that it is (tis tlie police of every  large center but too well know) one of the  most formidable weapons used by the  enemies of society, and one of tlie .most  effective a-iid deadly.  Blackmailing possesses this particularly  interesting' characteristic   which   distinguishes   it   from  other crimes,   tliat   although  it  is,  when  discovered tind convicted in its worst form, almost as severely  punished as actual murder���penal servitude i'or life being the  penalty here���it  still  flourishes apace; and   that  whereas  the prospect of the scaffold  may, check  the would-be-assassin., nothing seems  to  'daunt the blackmailer or induces him to  abandon his  perilous  practices.   Ctinler,  the famous French policier, in  his well-  known book ol memoires, has a terrible  tale to tell concerning chantage, or blackmailing,  tind  the evil,  far  from  having  been 'stamped  out,  or diminished  even,  has since his day rather gone on increasing,  the greater diffusion  of wealth affording the black-mailer a more extended  field for his deadly'exploits.'   Most persons who know Nice will have met there  the jovial and adipose Due de Itivoli, descendant of the great Massena, tind formerly one of  the boon  companions of the  Due de (j'raniniont   Cndorousso; and,   if  they have met Rivoli, they will have met  his wife, who was the adopted daughter  of iMine. Heine-a Miss Furtado-and who  married, en premiers noces, the late Due  (I'l.lchiiigen, ti -gallant and  distinguished  soldier and   the  head   of   the  illustrious  house of N.ey,  This unhappy man perished by his own  hand, goaded to death by miscreants, who,  having discovered ti secret iu his past life,  used their knowledge to extort money  from tlieir victim, until drained dry, as it  were, and, doubtless despising himself for  his cowardice iu having been terrorized  by these birds of prey, he went to a i>ri-  vate pistol gallery, in which he used to  practice, and blew his -brains out. This  tragedy caused an inimen.se sensation in  Paris^at the time, and for many days the  Parisian press was overflowing with the  exploits of those who levy blackmail: but  even the flights of fancy of the absinthe-  inspired penny-a-liners failed todo justice  to the subject, or to reach up to the lull  horror of the actual situation and state of  things in Paris as regards chantage.  Ctinler speaks in bits day of many persons  well known in the worl'd of pleasure who  lived entirely by levying blackmail; but  the number has greatly increased since his  time. People point you out tit the Hois  de Boulogne any afternoon ti dozen or  more men and women who live in ease  iind even .splendor, and whose means of  existence are entirely derived from black  mailing���notably    that    dreadful   couple  known sis ������Lo Poux" und  "L'Araignee."  who   are as  famous   for   their  splendid  horses and diamonds as for their villainies.  The  fortunes amassed   by   levying black  mail  are.   indeed,  sometimes  prodigious,  tind   a  curious instance of  this  occurred  about live years ago in the I'Yonch capitol.  A  young and   fashionable, but impecunious, Scotch  nobleman, who had squandered the largo sums ho had  made by his  abnormally good luck on the turf, sought  to.repair his broken fortunes by forming  ti matrimonial  a Ilia nee  with  an  heiress,  and i'or this purpose put himself into the  hands  of a lady  who  is  well   known   in  Paris tis a marriage broker, tind who by  no means loses tiny part of hor groat-social  prestige by the fact being thoroughly well  understood that she marries off her friends  for ti commission���tit so much a head, as it  wore.    The   young   Scotch   peer,   having  told this lady what he was in search of,  the c|iiestion  of'commission  having been  decided  oir and  agreed    to,   the desired  heiress wtis sought  for tind   found  in   the  person of a very pretty girl of eighteen,  who was being very strictly brought up  at the convent tit Nantes, the 'lady superior of which institution having, of course,  to bo allowed "to stand in," the girl being  an orphan, and  the head of tho convent  exercising great influence over her.   That  the dowry was very considerable was beyond cptostion, and- that the young lady-  herself was most charming was' another  agreeable fact', so that no'questions were  asked at first tis to the source of the girl's  fortune;'but at last, a very shocking discovery was made, which at once putastop  to the projected union, for it transpired  that the girl's father, long since dead, had  been sentenced to 'penal' servitude for life  for blackmailing,'and that it was by this  villainous means that he had amassed the  many shekels which went-to the forming  of his daughter's dowry. .  But if blac.cmailing is very prevalent in  Paris,   the   condition   of   affairs   i.s   still  worse in London in that respect, and i'or  the very obvious reason that, while people here are  not really one  whit   more  moral   than  the  French,  they are  most  anxious to be considered so.  t In France, neither men nor women can-  very much  for appearances, and so those  who  would   levy  blackmail   must really  discover something  very heinous in the  private  life of their intended  victim before they can hope to bleed him successfully, whereas in this pious and virtuous  country'of Pecksniff oven  the discovery  of a .mere   peccadillo   can,   if   carefully  handled by the blackmailer, be used as a  means of extorting  money.   Some years  'ago a clergyman���a married man,'a popular preacher, and a man of good repute���  Wiis convicted tmd  .sentenced   to a  very  long  term  of   imprisonment  for   having  been  in  the habit, during the past many  years, of   blackmailing ti   married  lady,  concerning whose maiden life he had discovered a fact which, if she had only had  thii courage  to confess  t;o  her husband,  would tit once have mot with forgiveness.  This, of course, till came out in the papers.  But passing to facts which are more or  loss generally well  known in society, but  which  have never been  inside public, we  shtill  see  that  the game of chantage  i.s  even  better understood iu  Kngland than  in  Franco.    A lew seasons back a youth,  well   known   in   soeiety,   who   had   boon  carrying on an  intrigue with a   married  woman, whom  it will be as well  to designate simply as Lady X.  lost a large sum  of money at cards.   He had not the wherewithal to moot this debt, and he was well  aware that in the event of his not being  able to  "weigh in," he would  have to remove hi.s name from his club to avoid expulsion.    While  in  a state of perplexity,  arising  from   this  stroke  of ill-luck,   the  youth received  in his rooms a visit from  a   well-known   London  dressmaker,  who  made liim the following proposition:  " You," she said, "have, 1 know, ti groat  many compromising letters from Lady X,  if you have not destroyed them. S'ow,  these letters cannot be of any value to  you, for you cannot use them yourself.  (Jive thoni to nie tmd I will pay your gambling debt, aud, moreover, will give you ti  trifle over for current expenses. What I  shall do with the letters need nol, concern  you: but this much I will promise you,  tind that is that nobody shtill know that  you have sold thoni to mo, for 1 shall say  that you were robbed by your valet, who  brought the billets-doux to nie. Is it a  bargain?"  The poor cur lent himself to this in famous compact and got his money, the  woman taking the compromising documents away with her. Then began two  months of torture for Lady X, who  bought back the letters one by one by  borrowing money and pa wning her jewels,  until at length, in despair, she told all to  her father, "who i.s one of the most popular sporting noblemen in Kiigland, and he  completed the purchase of the letters,  which cost in all over ten thousand  jiounds���an expensive correspondence.  There is a man to beacon every morning  during tho season in the  How, mounted  on tho smartest of nags, whose life would  certainly be in danger were he to be met  by one of his numerous victims in a desert  pince apart, for he has blackmailed���and  still   does   blackmail���throe  of   the  best  known and most popular men in society,  lie is ti  man of good   birth  himself, and  was educated tit Kton.    He  hold a  commission in ti cavalry regiment, and belongs  to one of the best army clubs, to which ho  was elected, thanks  to  the exertions  of  one of his victims, avIio dared refuse him  nothing.    This  man  has  had   very largo  sums of money from a popular sportsman  and linancial magnate, and was mixed up  in a terrible .scandal which occurred some  lew years back and resulted in the death  of a   high  court  functionary and of an  equerry of a royal highness.  This villain's  victims are in such deadly terror of him  that they dare not denounce him, and  it  is  probable that nothing  but a dose  of  cold lead or stool  will put a stop to his  persecutions.   A man in this  fellow's employ���for ho litis his agents iand spies���was  sentenced   to penal servitude for life at  tho Old Bailey some ten years back for  attempting    to     blackmail    a   youthful  member of  parliament.    Tho  agent was  not so clever as the employer, and did the  thing clumsily, with tlie result that the  inatter was placed  in the  hands of outmost  famous 'criminal  solicitor, and .the  'heavy sentence  just  referred    to   put a  period to the scoundrel's career of crime.  There tiro charges so 'terrible and   foul  that, al though  they  may easily be disproved,.'.still they leave some stain on the  character of   tlie  person  against   whom  they have been falsely made, and it is the  knowledge of this  fact that inspires the  blackmailers     with    almost     incredible  audacity.'  Tho late sir Richard Mayne was asked,  once what ��� course was best to adopt in  eases of.blackmailing, and he said: "If  it's a man, strike him with anything'you  have in your hand, and give him a very  serious chastising. Such people are all  cowards physically, and the thing they  fear most of all is personal violence. This  remedy is the best and is easily applied,  ���for, of course, a, clever blackmailer will  not be so rash as to put- his threats or"  proposals on -paper,"so that when he  opens the matter to you viva voce, you  can then give him the required thrashing." Sir Richard, was'doubtless right;  and were his advice more often followed,  there can be little doubt that three or  four faces well known in the park and at  the theaters would suddenly become sable-  eyed.    Sorry He Fooled His Wife.  -Many Toroiitonians have noticed of late  that,a prominent business nian who was  absent from his store for two or tliree  weeks '"owing to illness," lias since walked  ii little lame. More than one person litis  asked George what caused his lameness,  without eliciting the facts. The cat leaked  out of the bttg the other day, however.  About ii mouth ago the businessman's  wife got the idea, that she ought to have a  revolver in the house. The husband protested in vain. She was dead set on having one tind she got it. The following  night, after teasing his wife about having  somelhing.thiit she would never use if it  went required, he left the house saying he  would return in a few hours.  Shortly after the door (dosed behind  him his wife was attracted by the sound  of footsteps up stairs. Her first impulse  was to. scream. Her second to run next  door and ask assistance. Then she  thought of the revolver, and of her husband's laughing taunts that she was  afraid to handle it. Going- to the drawer  she secured it, tis the sound of tho stealthy  footsteps were close to the top landing of  the stairs. Flinging open the parlor door,  she peered into tlie darkness and in a  trembling voice demanded to know who  was there. She fancied she heard a low  laugh and then saw the dim outline of a  man starting to descend.  "Stay back or I will shoot," she said, as  she pointed in the direction of the figure.  Then; was one more step, a report, find  the man fell down stairs with tt thundering crash, and lay unconscious almost tit  her foot. One look showed him to be her  husband. Then there wtis a piercing  seroiini and when .some neighbors forced  their way in the two were lying senseless  in ii pool of blood.  The husband has just recovered, but  will be lame for life.'and it is safe to say  that he will never try to frighten his wife  again.  Good Aim to Begin With, and Afterward Luck  Had Something to Do With It.  A group of'iuen wore sitting on the hotel  porch "swapping" yarns. "Some people  do not believe in luck ; well. I do, and 1*11  toll you why." said the traveler, as he  paused and deliberately put his right leg  across the knee of his loft tind glanced  pensively down the street. The group  pricked up their oars, for tho traveler was  a famous story-teller, and all rightly  judged that his remark was but the prelude of the recital of one of his adventures.  " When I wassome fifteen years younger  than I tun now." continued the traveler,  "I wtis exceedingly fond of hunting. One  fall my love of this sport led me to tiik on.  hunting trip in the Kooky.JMotiutniiis. 1  was ambitious aud wanted to add a grizzly bear skin and ti few elk heads to my  collection of trophies, and incideiitly, if it  might be, to lot daylight through tin Indian or two.  "Well, for two weeks I hunted without  getting sight of hair or track of elk, boar,  or Indians, and  the thing was beginning  to got monotonous, when one afternoon  found mo traversing the bottom of a deep  canyon.    I   was alone, my guide having  remained in camp on account of a sprained  tinkle.   The bed of the canyon was rent  with deep fissures and covered with great  rocks,   and   its  sides   wore   seamed  and  cracked.    A few stunted shrubs tind trees  of the kind  the  elk   is   fond   of   feeding  upon grew along the sides tind bottom of  the eanyon, and  f  hoped to find some of  the   animals -here   cropping   the   tender  twigs.    At last, just as 1 rounded a. high  point of rocks, I caught sight of an elk, a  noble fellow, standing some  ten  rods up  the canyon with his face toward nie.    Ho  was  nosing  tho   air suspiciously,  and  feared I would not get a shot at him at all  unless 1 wtis quick about it.  Accordingly,  1  threw  my rifle  to  my shoulder,   tind:  taking hasty aim tit tho broad, flat forehead, fired.  " I was totally unprepared for the startling effect of that shot. Almost tit the in-  sttmt my finger pressed the trigger there  came a puff of wiiito smoke from behind a  ruck some twenty yards up ou the opposite side of the canyon, tind I saw tin Indian leap to his feet, only to fall back  dead, while at the stiino moment a piercing scream,- seemingly coming from  directly over my head, caused nie to look  quickly up. In the mid air, with groat  paws outstretched iind long, sharp nails  extended. 1 beheld a mountain lion apparently about to drop on -'my head. I  hounded to one side. As 1 did so my  blood almost froze with horror, for I had  jumped directly over a rattlesnake, which  now lay not two feet from mo, with his  head reared ready to strike.  "fiefore I could  make a  movement to  defend myself from this newdtingor down  upon the snake fell  the body of the lion,  crushing out its life.    The lion rolled over  once or twice and then, to my surprise, lay  still.    I had not had. time-to recover from  the terror and  astonishment 'caused   by  these startling  incidents,   when my  cars  'were greeted   with" a,  'terrific  bellowing,  and. looking up the canyon, 1 saw the elk  charging down upon'me.'  I whirled about,  intending to seek safety in flight, when,  to my utter confusion, -not a dozen  feet  away and directly iu the path 1 must pursue if I  continued my  flight, a monster  grizzly 'bear retired hiniself up on Ids hind  legs, tind  with  wide-open . mouth   ruslied  for 'nie.    I   was in an awful situation.-   I  could see no possible way of escaping.    On  the  right   hand   wtis   the   perpoi'.dicular  Willi of the canyon, iind on the left a deep  chasm.    Before was   the grizzly bear, and  behind the rushing elk.   -"Death  faced me  whatever.way   I   turned.    I   trust I  may  never   feel   the   horror  of"   that   moment  again.    The grizzly -'bear sprang forward  to seize and  crush   oul  my life with his  strong arms..and the elk gave tt mighty  bound, his huge horns lowered   ready''to  transfix my body.  "At that moment 'my heart seemed to  sink into my boots, iind I fell fiat upon the  ground. Witli a crash like that of the  collision of two locomotives, the animals  met over my prostrate form. The terrible momentum of the elk bore himself  and the bear over- iny .body. For .about  five seconds there wasa tremendous struggle, from then both, beasts fell, locked together, to the ground, and 'i'n a moment  more had expired. One of the sharp  prongs of the horns of -the elk hud  pierced the heart of tho grizzly, and the.  elk's neck had boon broken by the hoar  in his death struggle. I''bounded to my  foot, not knowing whether to run or to  stand still, so sudden, so terrible, tind so  many had been the dangers which had  threatened' me. lint everything wtis  quiet and till iiiy'focs were dead.  "On investigation I found that my rifle  ball had struck the elk at the basy of tin;  horns, where the bone'is thick and hard,  and after partially stunning him. hud  glanced diagonally across the canyon and  pierced the brain of lhe Indian, who. concealed behind a rock, wtis about to fire  upon me. The shuck ofthe ball had been  sufficient to deflect the aim ol" the Indian  enough to cause him to miss mo ,-uid to  pierce the heart of the mountain lion just-  tit the moment hi'spiting upon nie from a  cleft in the rocks above my head. Tin.'  lion landed upon the rattlesnake tind  crushed the life out of him before he had  had time to strike, and the elk and tin  boar in their eagerness to kill nie had destroyed each other.  "I call that a. lucky shot, til least I'or me,  because it, saved my life five times, anrl  was the death of an .Indian, a grizzly  boar, tin elk, a rattlesnake, and a mountain lion.'"  And the traveler deliberately  the   right leg from  the  knot; of  and   glanced   upward   wilh   the  man who is confident that he is ;i  of Providence!,  by the experience and example of others.  Asa single but very telling proof of,.the  importance of the lack of thoroughness in  business, the following anecdote is given :  A letter carrier in one of our large cities  found, on returning to the postoffice from  one of his long rounds of delivery that a  letter in hi.s bag had been overlooked.    Jt  was an   ordinary,   unimportant  looking  missive, tind he kept it over for the first  round   next day.    The consequence ��� wtis  that a great firm failed of a notification,  their notes went to protest, their mill was  closed and one hundred of their operatives  were  thrown out of employment.   , The  letter  carrier   was    discharged   tind   hi.s  family suffered  for the necessities of life  during a severe winter.    All this went to  show the import ti nee of the thoroughness  in the business undertaken to be done.  In this case, many innocent persons  wore made to suffer by the neglect of the  carrier to attend to his business tis it  should be. It is not always a.s disastrous  to others to neglect business, but the example is ti good one tind should be heeded.  Never allow outside consideration or  personal pleasures to come between you  tind your business engagements. Not only  does your honor tind standing depend  upon it but your success is at stake. The  most successful men tiro those who are  the most thorough, prompt in meeting all  their engagements, never resting so long  as there is work to be doiio, having tis  their maxim, business first and pleasure  afterwards.  The time to cultivate htibitsof thoroughness,-industry tind attention to business,  is while you tire young. Then as you  grow tip they come tis second nature tmd  will be practised not tis a inatter of necessity, but tis tt matter of course, and will  not require to be learned from sad, costly  experience.   Amateur Records.  The following table is an  object lesson  for tho people who believe that the "boys"  of today are not the equal of the "boys"  of ti decade or two back:  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.  ROOMS I-TltST-OLA.SS.  KATKS MOnKRATK.  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Kvcnt..  "o-yurd run   -ill-yard run   ���MO-ynrd i-ini   SSU-yard run..     .  li'U-yai-d liurdlo .....;..  Ono-in le wa _ ....   ^.-standing- broad -jump.  "Standing liitfli junip ..  " rlireo standing 'jump.*  Kiiiming Ijroailj'uinp..  Running high jump...  Pole vault... ..  Throwing hammer, (Yon  stand    Putting shot.:...;.',  'With weights.  I.HIiS.  . !l sec.  ���IS sec.  . 1 min. -_'(l sec.  2 min. _(i sec.  . _l see.  .7 min. ;">(M see.  .11 It,, li l-.?i in.  .1 ft. ;'i in.  .:����� ft. 8 in.  17 ft.  .") fr. 2 in.  8 ft. ;i in.  i  7.'ifl.  :��ft. ."> in.  IS!��.  7 :i-;i sec.  2\  l-.i sec.  17/ .see.  I min. 51.i see.  15 1-5 see.  li min. 2!) '.Ui see.  12 ft. Hi in.  5 ft.:�� in.  .'Jo ft. !) in.  i.t ft. Ill in.  I> ft. I fin.  II ft. ni! in.  IIO ft. I.' in.  17 ft.  Hotel  Dining'-Room  is now under the management of  J"OSI2sr _E\ Gr-XX_Xi  (lately stewaril on the steamer Xelson).  From lliis time on ail ed'ort will lieinaile to make the-  Nelson a resort fur business anil mining men,.as everything obtainable in season will be procured.  Rates -Single iiicals, 5(1 cents: day board, ��8 a week.  Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.  ene  JOHN F. WARD FRONT STREET  MANAGER. KASLO, B.C.  The Very BEST OF Everything.  "he leland  Front Street, Near the Steamboat Landing-,  KASLO, B. C.  Devlin ������& McKay, Props.  TIIK  HKST'Ct: I.S INK.       TIIK HKST RKIlS.  TIIK HKST OK KVKUVTII ING.  HOTEL  Corner  Front  and   Fourth   Streets,  KASLO,   B. C.  MAHONEY & LUNDBURG  PROPRIETORS.  rand Central  HOTEL  IVlllOVl'll  tin-  left  look of a  fti vin'if t!  Corner  Front  and  KASLO,  Fourth  B. C.  Streets,  Attention to  would   i in press  Business.  We would impress upon the mind of  every youiiK man tind woman llie gven\-  importunes ol' thoroughness a ml al tent ion  lo business a.s In-iii^ ihe lirsi threat principle ol' success. It is impossible to say loo  much Upon tliis.subject. Voting people ns  a rule tire loth to take advice, even from  those older and of more experience than  themselves, neither tire I.hoy apt to prolit  A. & J. Fletcher, Props.  ACCOMMODATIONS   FIRST-CLASS.  .Sla^'e leaves (irimd Cent nil (nr Walson. Hear Lake City,  Tliree Korks, New lienvcr and all points in  Ihe Kaslo-Slocan district.  Bolander  HOUSE  Comer  Kldi  nido a  .-Mi  ml   .Slnciiii  avenues, O|i|iosiii  ���e, NKW IiKNVKI!.  Restaurant in Building on the Corner.  Heilrooins newly furnished.    A share of Ihe pnhlie  nniiitfe solieiled.  J. C. BOLANDER, Proprietor.  pat-  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located,'With, a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the. Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE  BAR  IS .SUHI'UK!) WITH  TIIK  HKST HHAXHS OK ALL  KINDS OK WINKS, KIQCOl.'S. AND CIGAKS.  Special Attention to Miners.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  of Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS  AUK OONVKNIKNT AND  COMKOUTAHLK.  THE TABLE  IS  TIIK   HKST   IN   TIIK  .MOUNTAINS.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  International  HOTEL  Cornei*  of West Vernon  and  Stanley Streets  NELSON,   B.C.  First-Class in Everything1.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor for  Ladies, and the Rooms are Furnished Newly Throug-hout.  THE TABLE is not Surpassed by  any Other Hotel in the Kootenay  Lake Country, Being- Supplied  with the Best of Everything-.  JAS. DAWSON & B. CRADDOCK,  PROPRIETORS.  THE BAR  Is Stocked with Choice Imported and Domestic Wines, Liquors and  Clears.  HOTEL  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  TIIK    CI.OSKST    IIOTKLj  il! Nl-lslill |rp  (lie Sti-lilM- I  boiil  Knurling. I  TIIK MAIt ('AliitlKSTMK  Ht-.-l Mi-Minis nf Liquors  ami Cii,'iu-s.  ri'i-iinl  i  he Tremont,  East Baker St., Nelson.  ; onu nf thu lies! hotels in Toad Mountain ilis| rii.-l,  is tin: liciuli|Uarti.'iN for |iri.)S]>L'C'l.oi'H mill  miners.  anil  \vorkiiiK  MAI-ONE   &   TREGILLUS,   Props.  ^3SST3E?5^  tismss  jp THE  TRIBUNE  NELSON, B.C., TI-ICJESDAY, OCTOBER'2(5,  1893  TRAVELERS'  GUIDE.  STKAMKH NKLSON.  Leaves Xelson for Malfour, Pilot Day, Ainsworth. and  Kuslo on .Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays at, '.i ]).m���  and on Wednesdays und Siit-urdays at il a. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Ainsworlh, Pilot Day, Balfour, and Nelson on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays nl '.) a. in.,  and on Thursdays and -Saturdays at ,'i ]j. iii.  STKAMKR   AINSWORTH.  Leaves Nelson for Halfour, Pilot Hay, Ainsworth, and  Kaslo on -Mondays, Tuesdays. Thursdays, and I-'n-  days at, 9 a. in., and on .Sulurdiiys at 3 p. in.  Leaves Kaulo for Ainsworth, Pilot, Buy. Halfour, and  Nelson on Sundays at Ida. in., on .Mondays and Thursdays ttt3 p. in., and on Wednesdays and Saturdays at  "'���'���������"��� cSTKAMKR STATE OK  IDAHO.  Leaves ICa-lo for Nelson and Honner's Kerry on Tuesdays,  Thursdays, mid Saturdays al I a. m.  Leaves Nelson for Honner's Kerry on Tuesdays, Tnnrs-  duvs, and Suliii'diivs nl !i n. m.  Leaves Honner's Kerry for Kaslo and Nelson on Mondays,  Wednesdays, mid Fridays at, (la. in.  Trains on  the Ureal  Northern  railway leave Honner's  Kerry westbound at I a. in. and easlhound al 5 a. in.  -STKAMKR   HUNTKR.  Lenves New Denver for head of Slocan lake and for Silverton daily, except, Sunday.  Leaves head of Slcean lake for New Don verand yilverlon  daily, except Sunday, utf> p. in.  COLUMMA &  KOOTKNAV   KA11/WAV.  A train, connecthiK nt Robson with lhe steamer Columbia bound south for Trail Creek, Sayward, Waneta,  and Northport,. leaves Nelson on Mondays and Thursdays ac :i ii. in.  A train, eonneetintf at, Itobson wilh the steamber Columbia bound north for Kiro Valley, Nakusp, Arrow  Lake hot springs and Revelstoke, leaves Nelson on  Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a. in.  At Northport connection is made wilh trains on the Spokane jc Northern for Col ville and Spokane.  At Revelstoke connection is make with trains on the  Canadian Pacilic for the 1'iicillc eoasL and the Kast.  STACK  J.INKS.  Stages leave Kaslo for Hell's, Watson, Hear Lake City,  ��� Three Forks, and New Denver daily, except Sunday,  at Sa. in.  Stages leave Three Forks for Hear Lake City, \\ atsun,  Hell's and Kaslo daily, except Sunday, al S a. in.  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW    ADVERTISEMENTS.  E. _1. Kiniiear, Honner's Ferry���OaLs, barley, etc.  Gilker & Wells. Nelson���ChuiiKe in advertisement.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Silver was cjnoted tit 7. eents at New  York on Monday, and lead at i'.i.'lO.  J. A.  Whittior,  one  of the  boys who  helped prospect Ainsworth and Slocan districts, i.s now  hunting; I'or gold ciuurtz on Cayoosh creek in lhe l���llooel  country.  Tlie first real good hard frost occurred  on Sunday night. Il was cold enough to freeze water in  exposed pipes.  '���Charley" Olson  of Ainsworth was in  Nelson on .Monday- purchasing hotel supplies. He says  that the assessment work done on claims in Ainsworcii  distriel this year went lo show that the claims were good  beyond dispute.  T. A. Allen, secretary of the Cohinibici  & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, is having a  nicely arranged 2-scoi-y residence built on Victoria street  near Falls.  Hospital directors Bigelow and Marks  .ivcre busy on Wednesday arranging to get the hospital  in shape to accommodate patients. Kvery miner an_  working man in Southern Kootenay can, oy paying a  monthly fee of si, secure medical attendance and care at  the hospital without further cost.  James VVJieoden has the frame up for a  cottage on the corner of Josephine and Carooiiatestreets.  George Johnstone, collector of customs  at Nelson, will bring his family on from .Manitoba as soon  as he can secure a suitable residence.  Owing to ill health, cajitain Gore of the  strainer Columbia has gone to Portland, Oregon. Captain Troup is running the boat.  A Spokane paper says ���'James E. Ward-  ncr, tlie well-known mining man, has accepted a position  as superintendent of a mine at .lohannisberg, in the  Transvaal, South Africa. The position was secured liy  Messrs. i-ianimond and Clement, formerly connected witn  the Hunker Hill and Sullivan. Jim (as he is faiiuliary  known) has had a wide experience in mining, us a. promoter of many schemes and as an expert."  The   revival  of:  mining   operations on  Toad Mountain is already having a good ellectat Nelson.  One mercantile house received au order for slOuU worth  of supplies last week, and once more is a wagon road  that cost *_-,Oi,o being used.  At a meeiing of the directors of the  Kootenay Lake Telephone Company, Limited, held on  .Friday, O. O. Huehanan was elected president uf the  board, and a resolution adopled declaring a dividend ot  l_i cents a share for lfeUI, ���!;> cents a share for lisle.', and '2:>  cents a share for liiW.  llev.  Father  Uedard   of   the   Catholic  church leaves Nelson for another Held of labor. Fur a  time he will be at the industrial school at Williams lake  in the Cariboo country. His successor at Nelson will be  Kev. l-'athor Hunoz, who will have an assistant, the  Kootenay Lake country being so impoilanl as to require  ' tho services of two priests.  Kev. A. J. JLleicl, who for a time engaged  in inissionery work m Southern Kootenay, with headquarters at Nelson, has been appointed rector of a church  at Hatlmr.st, New IJrunswick, oy the bishop of Frederic-  tori.  Kev.  T.  H.  Kogers,   the   Presbyterian  missionary who was stationed at Nelson for the last three  years, is now stationed at Nanaimo.  Kev.  James Turner of   the   Methodist  church returned to Nelson on Tuesday from New Denver,  where he is endeavoring to build a church.'  The vault in the mining recorder's office  has been fitted with shelves aim pigeon holes, and the  hullway iu front of the court registrar's oii'ice adorned  with two large blackboards, on wnich to post notices.  G. O. Buchanan left Nelson for the coast  on Saturday morning and expected to be absent ten days.  Government agent Fitzstubbs is down  at the reclamation works on Kootenay river adjusting  differences between the Indians and the reclamation  company. It seems the ponies'.of the Indians like the  company's hay, and the eompai.y does nut like it. Hence  Mr. Fitzstubbs's visit.  The Jdaho brought in a barge-load of  hay on Tuesday from Dan Taylor's ranch on Kootenay  river.   It was consigned,to himself.  Thomas iVIartiiidale Ward left Nelson on  Monday I'or the World s 1-aii-. As an inventor, Tom will  take great pleasure in viewing the mechanical appliances  in machinery hall; as a man of pleasure, he will he delighted with the sights on the Midway Pluisiuiee. Mr.  \\ ard will spend the winter with relatives at Staiistead,  Quebec, and return to Nelson in the spring a poorer but  a wiser man.  The great Morning mine in the Ceuur  d'Alene country. Idaho, has passed into the hands of a  receiver. The receiver is D. II. Huntley, who was superintendent of the Doorman mine, near Nelson, in tic summer of 18H0.  W. F. Teet/.el, owner of the McOillivmy  addition to New Denver, sold a number of lots this wee'k  to business men who intend opening there iu the spring.  The steamer State of Idaho now touches  at Nelson on both her inward and outbound trips from  and lo Honner's Ferry.  The attention of teamsters and others  needing feed for stock or potatoes is called loan advertisement appearing on this page.  The tracklayers on the Slocan ic Nakusp  railway were reported seven miles out from Nakusp on  the tilth, with no scarcity of rails. Hy this time the track  should be somewhere near the lake at tin: summit.  The  burning of a cabin across Fourth  .street from the Palace hotel gave the people of Kaslo a  scare on Tuesday night. The wind was blowing pretty  strong from the lake, strong enough to blow sparks from  the burning cabin to the Hotel Slocan, nearly two blocks  distant. The cabin in which the lire broke out was  burned, and a Chinese laundry adjoining was tumbled  over the bluH'into the hike.  Alderman Devlin of Kaslo wtis in Nelson  yesterday. Tom wears his otliciul honors with the same  ease that he "slull's" the big cards in a game of "hearts."  JI.  Stevenson,   the  first  man  to  make  mining <i paying proposition in Ainsworth district, wasin  Nelson the fore port, of the week making arrangeinent.s  for telephone connection between the No. I mine and the  town.  'Work wus commenced this week on the  Willis residence, corner linker und Hall streets. II will  be two stories and cost SU'itX).  A potato weighing ii pounds -U ounces is  on exhibition in Turner liros.' show window. It was  grown in Mr. Muir'sgarden,  0. M. Gething of New Denver wtis in  Nelson three days this week purchasing supplies for the  Slocan hotel.   He says times are picking up ��l New Den  ver, and the outlook for the place is good, now.thai the  railroad has definitely located its line through the town-  site, Mr. Teetzel, the owner of the McGillivray addition,  giving lhe company a liberal share of the land in that  addition.  Mvs. Lynch, "who came here from Portland, Oregon, iu search of hor husband and two children,  recovered the latter at Revelstoke. The husband and  the woman he married al Nelson were allowed togo thoir  way.  The tenders for the "Ward  creek sewer  being considered too high, new tenders were called for to  be iu by noon today.  A. II. McPhee and George Atchison are  prospecting the bunches and bars on Forty-nine creek,  below the old trail, with the view of liydraiilicing the  ground if il will pay. Roth are experienced placer miners.  Afloat With Death and Despair.  A hideous story of the voyage of a  cholera post-ship i.s reported. On tho2!)th  of July, ti mail steamer, with cargo and  passengers, sailed from Genoa for Santos,  Brazil. Cholera broke out on board, tind  not being allowed to land her passengers  when sho reached the latter port, she returned to Genoa, the entire voyage  occupying sixty-one dtiys, and during  which' one hundred and fourteen persons died of the dreadful plague.  The horrors of such a voyage may possibly be conceived, but theV cannot be described. Afloat with dcatJi tmd despair ;  shut out from all hope of rescue; compelled to face hour by hour, not alone the  terrors of angry seas, but the remorseless  ravages of pitiless disease���how wretched  beyond expression must have been the  sttite of the voyagers on this floating  chai-n_l-hou.se.   Twelve Miles From Nelson.  Charles Linburg, who had throe miles of  grading on the Nelson & Fort- Sheppard,  came in from his work Wednesday night.  The end of the track was then twelve  miles from Nelson. No track was laid on  Wednesday for some reason, ft is reported  chat there' is a shortage of spikes and  angle bolts. The roadbed from tho end of  the track to Nelson will allow tlie tracklayers to make a record, as there is no  bridging of consequence.  A Good Hit at the Scotch.  Donald (an Americanized Scotchman to  his cousin Sandy, newly arrived)���"Sandy,  tne boy, and what will ye have for your  breakfast this morning?" Sandy������'Oatmeal." Donald���"But what for supper?"  Sandy���''Oatmeal." Donald������'���And what  else will you have besides oatmeal?"  Sandy���"Losh! nion alive, is there anything else?"    An Ancient Roman Road.  In the Transportation building is a  curious exhibit. The Germans have dug  out from a bog in north Germany the remains ofan ancient Roman road, built of  timber, near the beginning of the Christian era. This road, which has been  traced for something like forty miles, wtis  formed of flat .slabs, laid overlapping, held  Attention, Teamsters  We quote prices on Feed, F. 0. B. Steamer  at Bonner's Ferry, as follows:  Oats, per cwt,       .       . $1 20  Chop Barley, per cwt., $1 20  Bran and Shorts, "       . 95  Potatoes, per cwt.,        . $1 00  Write for prices on car lots of Feed.   All  goods shipped C. 0. D.  E. Ml KINNEAR,  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho.  FOR  SALE.  Two lot.s (:>0xl-0 feet) at corner of Victoria and Kootenay streets; improved with a story-nnd-a-Iuilf lionse;  price, S-1C0 cash. Apply to JOHN HOUSTON & CO.,  Houston bloek, Nelson.  TO THE  E/iSJ  and  The Kootenay Country is 300  iVines nearer tiie iuastern  States ana Canada via Bonner's   Ferry   than   any  other  route.  U/ESJ  and  SOUEji  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's Ferry -with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  For Spokane, Ptifjot Sound. JI on tana points, SI. I'n ill,  Cliieiitfo ami points: in Canada and the '''astern States.  I'a.iiee Sleeping: and Uiiiiny cars, .Family Tourist cars,  liuM'et-l.ilirary ears, Free Colonist ears daily between St.  1'aiil, Honners Ferry, Spokane, and Seattle. Through  .sleepers to Chicago.  For further information apply to the olllcors of the  boats on the Honner's Ferry run: lo )'. Casry, u^'enl,  Great Northern Kailway, J'miner's. Ferry, Idaho: II. II.  .St. John, Keneral agent, 'Spokane, Wash.; It. C Stevens,  city passenger and ticket agenl, Seattle, Wash.; II. (t.  Ale.Mi(;ken, geiKtral agent, _ King street east, Toronto,  Out.; or F. 1. \\ hitney, general passenger and ticket,  agent, St. IJaul, Minn.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  Nelson, West  Kootenay, Province of  British Columbia,  to-wit:  Hy virtue of a warrant of execution ul. the suit, of A. J.  Marks and Charles Van Ness, issued and tome directed  against the goods and chattels of K. I). Ainsworth, I have  seized ami taken in execution all the right, title, and interest of the said K. I). Ainsworth in a certain mineral  claim known as the Hutlulo, which is an undivided one-  sixth interest in tliesaid claim, as on record in the mining  recorder's ollice at New Iienver. district of West, Knot-  eimy, province of British Columbia, situate three and  nne-half miles up Four Mile creek, adjoining the North  Star mineral claim, in theSlocan mining division of Wesl  Koolenay district, province of British Columbia, to recover the sum of ��'J7S..'I7, iiiiiounl of sniil judgment, he-  sides slierills costs and charges authorized bylaw. All  of which I shall expose for sale ill the court, house. Nelson, on the twentieth day of October, A. I). I.SII.'f, at flic  hour of eleven o'clock in tin: forenoon.  W. I'. KOIHN.SON, Deputy .Sherill'.  Xelson. Oclober Kith, I MM.  This sale is adjourned (ill Saturday, .'tilli day of October, liiiM, at lhe same time ami place.  \V. I'. ItOBIXSON, llcpuly Sherill'.  Nelson, October 18th, IH!��.  NOTICE.  The undersigned has sold his inleresl in Llu; Slocan  Mercantile Company, doing business as general merchants in Slocan district, West Kootenay, British Columbia, to William Hunter and W. C. MclCiiiiion, whoaro  authorized to collect, and pay all hills.  J. FHliP IJUMK,  Nelson, B.C., Ocinltcr Isl, 1X0.'!,  in place by stakes driven through square  nxe-triit holes, and evidently covered with  earth, so as to make a smooth-wearing  surface. It wtis a Koniaii progenitor.of  (ieorge Stephenson's railroad across (lhat  IMoss���tliesaine principle of a broad bearing distributing weight over boggy soil,  aud the moisture of the bog has preserved  this wooden road for two thousand years.  "Americana Have Fallen."  London is full of American girls with  their ft ices homewards. An Hnglislnvo-  man has been studying their tastes and  looks. TlioAmoricaii girl may be known  anywhere by her .smart, up-to-date dress'.  (Jliierwiso she may be discerned by the  pretty pallor'of hor skin, her neat, but  perfectly plain blael< grosgrain skirt, her  faultless Jittiug tind equally plain black  cloth jacket. .I.roin llombiirg, among the  social' quotations i.s the announcement  that. "Americans have fallen." The interpretation appears to be that the American girls hauc not received their customary attention of the i'rinco of Wales.  A Wide Circulation.  "Jack" McCarthy i.s ti character up in  Ibizeltown, Now y'ork. where he runs the  daily paper. His advertising methods are  original, tis well tis effectual. He was  a'nxious to get business from a firm that  advertised in his field, and wrote, soliciting an order I'or his paper. The reply  came, "WI1010 does your pa.por go?"  With promptness "Jack" answered,  '���'To North and South America. i_urope,  Asia, and Africa; and   it is all that J can  do to keep it from going to h .'"    lie  got tho contract.  AND  A large and complete slock of the leading lines of  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  .Telephone.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description  A large and complete stoek of  WALL PAPER  You Want to Save Money  You ean 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.  LATEST STYLES  LOWEST PRICES  PERFECT FITS  STOCK COMPLETE IN EVERYTHING  NEEDED FOR LADIES' WEAR  Orders by mail ALUS. II. McLAUGHI.I.V,  Promptly attended to .losepliine Street. Xelson.  Just received a consignment  of Fall and Winter Scotch Suitings and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.  _EVJT_   SQUIP,E,  Corner Ward anil Maker Streets.  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stoek of lumber i-oiikIi and dressed. Sliiuyles,  la 11 is, sasli, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear 111- flooring- and ceiling for sale at, lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  D. GILLIS, Agent.  _-0  The Hall Mines, Limited.  Tenders for hauling ore in sucks froni Ihe Silver ICine;  mini! to a pniul in or near N'clnon will he received up lo  noon, on _7th October, at lhe ollice of the company. Nelson, M. (!.  Tenders must stale the rale per Ion of ore. and the  number of tons that. Ihe tenderer will be prepared to  haul within a period of II days from the date of contract,.  The IoivohI.ormiv lender not necessarily accepled.  JI, K. CKOASDAIU'-. Agent,.  !P��^^*^^ Complete stocks of all lines  jgf|r   - , .d0^f^   of general merchandise (except  '-'^s&ar J        hard-ware) can he found at GK A.  "������_   -TT"    *->*��    "It���a ���1��� ^~��.   -_-"_"B" r\ yf'.l    **-**.        1 ^���SB -w���-�� . ���....,. -.  w��. V'" -  BIGELOW & CO/S, East Baker  Street, NELSON. Liquors and  cig-ars at wiioiesale only. Agent's for Anheuser-  Busch (St. Louis) beer, the best made in America.  In anticipation' of the increased 'demand fop g>oods that will follow the  opening'' tip of the famous Silver King1 mine, and having1 implicit faith in  ���the future prosperity of Kootenay in general, and of Nelson in particular,  we have been steadily increasing* our stock9 and have at present the most  complete assortment of g'eneral merchandise in the interior of British  Columbia.    Ob.11 and see us and compare prices.  SPEC  i_ __-___!__  BARGAINS IN  DRY GOODS   DEPARTMENT.  .��__5  EOOE  ST_A.TI02:TS_B"Y"  MTJSIC  _A_7lST_0  __^rO"V^_H]T_TX3��]S  OF WEST KOOTENAY.  s  Showing- the Mining' Camps oi'Kaslo, Slocan, Nelson, Ainsworth, Trail  Creek, and Lardeau.  Book Form, $2.50; Half-mounteil, $3; Foil-mounted, $4.  2 [loijstop bI_oel{, f/elsoi?  FEOE"T   SIT_R,_K]_K]T_   KASLO.  Hothing, Dry Ms, Boots, mm, trpoeenos, ,__,_���__��,  MINING  COMPANIES,  MINERS,  AND  PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED  WITH  SUPPLIES.  i np> \j  JN JtU \>"  __jj ���.rA.��� "*y  EEYBLSTOKB  ____sr_z>   :i_T-A_:E_:"crs:_?  FQ9       Q *T 111 Y%11A ���        Q ?1 tfl  Afi  -eneral. Merchandise  TRAIL, B. C���The gateway for Trail Creek's rich Gold Mines and the chosen site  for the Pyritic "Smelter. We are bringing in goeds from Canada and the United  States, having the best transportation facilities of my town-in.West Kootenay  District, we cannot be undersold. Miners' Supplies and General Merchandise by the  pound or ton.  Prospectors' Outfits . a ��� Specialty.  ���^asagj  ALEX LYNCH,  JAS. .JL STEWART.  Gloves, Moccasins, Overshoes, Overriders, Mackinaw Shirts, German  Socks, Shirts and Underclothing;. Hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes,  and the finest and most varied lot of Fall and Summer Suits, Vests,  Coats, and Pants ever shown the public in the Kootenay Lake country.  THIS TOWNSITE is not on the market because times are exceptionally  good. It stands on its merits, as anyone can find out who takes the trouble  to enquire into it. It is the best outlet on Kootenay Lake from the St.  Mary's J?iver and surrounding country, and lies about six miles south of  the Pilot Bay Smelter., You can secure a limited number of good lots for-  ON A CROWN TITLE.   The lots will not be at the above figures further  than the end of the month, so let me hear from you at once.  ole General Agent.  f:*?��i  ^_.S:  .��� >  i.i_-l   .1.������.��������� .J".   '���"������TIH>    '���"    '   ji" T'-  ���M-B-PP*-"!-"*"'  ;W^��v^Vii^^^^^ E*  ;j.'v-  "���j'^u j'*r".'J'->'-1"  ,.Ji-   ._. A-�� *  -i  i^ni^^^ V*'.- **-*>���: w.

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