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 bast anb 1*1 est Kootenay  Have   Bolter Showings   for Mines  than   any  other Sections on  the Continent  of America.  , (Capital anb Brains  Can   Both   be   Employed   to   Advantage   in  the  Mining  Camps of East and  West   Kootenay.  ^  FIRST   YI.AR.---XO  NRLSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,  THURSDAY,  K'I_lJtl_MBI_li^= I8M.  PRICI_   TEN   CENTS.  INFAVOR OFTHE DOUBLE STANDARD  PLAIN     STATEMENTS     ON     THE     FREE  COINAGE    OF    SILVER    QUESTION.  What, Llie World NggiIh Is u Stoppage Lo Lho  Artlllcial Full of Prices, and Lhe Only Practical Means of Doing- This is Lo Restore Lhe  Old Law of Coliiiny Silver ius Well ns Gold.  A   | i:im|ill lot  upon   " Bimetallism,"  burning i|iioslion of  I,lie hour.  h:is  I  published liy .1. il. Twigg. AI. A.. Dul  Into of   1-11c.   Bengal   civil   service,  author  docs   nol   claim thai  Iiis woi  the-  icon  >liu,  The-  k  is  m  __��  iniicli more than a. compilation of ctirreml  literature, hut (lie suhject is dealt witli in  a   very   lucid and   popular  manner.    Mr.  TwiffK opens with tlie proposition thai increasing scarcity   of   money   lowers   the  prices of ge>e>e|s, whilst falling prices cripple industry and  commerce, increase all  elobturs' hurdens by making it necessary  I'or tlioni to produce more goods or work  longer hours, and create social and political unrest,  with   ill-considered   demands  I'or revolutionary change iu some directions.    Thecauseof tlie scarcity of money  is the diminished   coinage of silver and  consequent greater   run  upon gold.    Before IS7-"i silver, as well ns gold, was freely  coined  for tiny  person offering it at the  mints of France, Italy.   Belgium, Greece,  and Switzerland.     In IS7o. however, these  countries   forming   what   was  called   the  Latin   I'liion, began   to limit the coinage  of silvei,  and   stopped   it   altogether  in  I STS, thus throwing the the whole demand  upon gold.    Since   tliat  time the  United  States, Germany,   .Holland.   .Scandinavia,  and   Austria,   which   I'or some   time   had  coined hardly any gold, have chosen it as  their .standard metal, and have bought up  about two hundred million sterling of it.  a   sum   equal   to about   one-third   of  the  jiresent existing stock  of gold in   Kuropc  and America.    Jlence. there has come to  be a  scramble   for  gold  throughout  the  -world, and   there   is  not enough gold   to  make a sufficient supply for the world's  -wants,   which  are daily increasing with  the advance of  population  and   wealth.  From 187o, when this  run  ujion gold and  rejection of silver commenced, the price  of goods began   to fall, and   thefall now  amounts to if bout ,'W per cent with every  prospect of continuing.    What the world  needs is tosLop this artificial fall of prices,  and raise them slowly to auiodera to level.  The only practicable means of doing this  is to restore the old   law of coining silver  as freely as gold, and  to let people pay  their debts in either metal, at the choice  of tlie debtor.    This arrangement is called  bimetallism, or the use of a .joi nt standard.  .Bimetallism' was the law of Kngland up to  .IS 1(5, when she adopted the gold standard.  The   Kngiish  law now denies to 'private  persons the right of having silver coined  at the mint, and does not even give thoni  a, right io pay with it any .debt exceeding  ���10 shillings, though  all debts,  large and  small, maybe lawfully paid in gold coin.  The supply of silver coin   is. in   fact, ele-  pendont'on the small quantity which the.  government'chooses occasionally to coin.  Silver" is so cheap that 'one can  buy I'or  seven or eight pence enough of it in the  uncoined state to niakea shilling.    Silver,  therefore,   being   in   greater   abundance  than gold, would be taken at the mint on  its lirst opening- under bimetallism, and  this demand I'or silvei- would at once raise  its value, so that the silvei' required  for  coining 20 'shillings   would   be   worth 20  shillings, because anyone could get his '_()  shillings  at;  the   mint,   and   silver   coins  would be equal  in value to the metal of  which they are made, just as gold coins  are at present.    But some persons deny  that  the  20 silvei- shillings would be always worth a, gold sovereign.    They say  that silver being now very abunilaiit and  cheap, would be coined in such quantities  under bimetallism that 20 shillings would  be worth less than a sovereign.    This fear  is unreasonable.    The slightest tendency  of either metal  to  become  cheaper, than  the legal rale of one sovereign for 20 shillings would be instantly corrected by au  increased  coinage demand   for  the  more  abundant metal, and   by a corresponding  neglect of the scarcer-metal.    This is the  peculiar,  self-regulating  principle of  bimetallism,  which    tlirows,   an   increased  demand     on     whichever    of     the     two  metals   happens   I'or   the  time   being   to  be  most abundant, and so causes tiiein.  coined or uncoined,  to exchange for one  another always  at,   the sa.nie  rale   fixed  by law.    This fixity of value between gold  11 lit I silver, being world-wide, would be of  enormous   benefit  in   British   trade  with  silver-using countries, which  include half  tlie   world's   population,   not    reckoning  India.    Before INT."! the mints of the Latin  I'nion were practically open to the world.  When  Kngland. for   instance, had superfluous silver, she got rid of if by sending  it to France I'or coinage;, and using those  silver coins in Franco to buy gold at the  bimetallic  rate. I'or  the most part indirectly, through trade arrangements. Similarly, when gold was abundant, after the  Australian   discoveries,   it   was   sent   to  France   I'or   coinage,    and    silver    being  scarce, relatively to gold, was bought in  France  with   the   proceeds.    France iind  the other bimetallic nations, however, did  not care fo continue in this way'the coinage of gold and silver for the convenience  of other nations too selfish  to join them  in the union, so they   restricted  fhe free  coinage   in   \ti~il.    From   flint   day   commenced the fall of prices and commercial  depression   in .'ill lands  which, like  Kngland. have rejected silver.  As tin instance  of the prosperity  which  litis always resulted from an increase of metallic money,  -^ : = : =-: r=   we may consider what followed the American and Australian gold discoveries. Tiie  quantity already iu the possession of mankind was probably not much above A*."('0.-  000.000, and this sum was nearly doubled  between lSiil aud 1871. The historian, .Allison, says: "The annual supply of gold  and silver I'or the use of the globe was by  these discoveries suddciil y inci eased from  an average of .CI0,000.000 to one of X'Aii,-  OOO.OOO. The era of a contracted currency,  and consequent low prices and general  misery, interrupted by passing gleams of  prosperity, was al an end. Prices rose  rapidly and rose steadily, wages advanced  in a similar proportion, exports and imports enormously increased, while crime  and misery as rapidly diminished. Immigration itself, which had reached in ISH2  ���J(iS,0()() persons a year, sank to little more  than half thtit amount. Wheat rose from  It) shillings to ~>~> shillings and (50 shillings,  but; the wagesof labor increased in nearly  as great proportion���they were found to  be about HO per cent higher on an average  than they had been live years before.  Oli.JI'KTIOXS.   TO   ISI.MKTAI.I.ISM    A.VSW 1015 FA).  Objection���The rise of prices under bimetallism might be great and troublesome through the increase of silver money.  Answet'-Bimetallism could not raise  prices to anything near the level of 1S78.  To do so gold using countries would have  to increase metallic money to-.something  like ;">0 per cent. The quantity required  would be =��-180.000,000, a sum not obtainable in silver from silver using countries.  I'or it exceeds the total of their silver  inonev. estimated to be no more than  ���tiOO.OOO.OOO. even on the old high valuation of silver.  Objection���America is pressing for bimetallism merely to get rid of her surplus  stock of cheap silver, with which we  would bo flooded.  Answer���America has no surplus stock  of silver. All her silver i.s used either in  circulation or to secure notes which are in  circulation. America's chief motive in  desiring bimetallism is to secure steady  prices under a union of nations, and the  fact that this would raise the price of silver is of comparatively small moment to  so rich a country, where even the. hay  crop is many times more valuable than the  output of silver.  Objection���The prospect of bimetallism  would frighten people. They would call  in debts and hoard gold for fear of being  paid in silver.  Answer���in America and on the continent of Kuropc people are accustomed to  tlie unl'ufiitert use of silver, and the"pros-  peet of bimetallism would allow them  safely to use more of it instead of gold,  so that gold could . be'sent-to-Kngland in  sufficient quantity to meet all fears. Such  fears would not be widespread. Bimetallism would be introduced only after long-  notice, and by the wish of the people, a  sufficient;.number of whom would understand that the result would be only a.  moderate and general rise of prices, bringing a revival of trade. In such expectation people certainly do not hoard money,  but invest it iu business to meet tlio revival of trade, and debts are called in  only for the purpose of more profitable reinvestment.  Objection���Hold cannot be scarce now  when money can be borrowed from the  Bank e>f Knglanel at a- low rate of interest.  Answer Money can now be borrowed  at a very low rale of interest because  there is not much profitable employment  for it. There is. in fact, more money than  can 'be profitably, em ployed on loan, and  at the same time'there is less than the  .quantity needed fo keep.up prices.  Objection -Average prices have fallen  since 187.3, not because gold is scarcer, but  because goods are more plentiful through  improved manufacture and transport.  Answer���improved manufacture Jailed  to lower average prices between IS50 and  187'S. though there were more improvements then than since IS7o. There was  actually a great rise of prices, between  I.S.lOand 1S7.'��. which, no one doubts, was  caused by the .enormously-increased gold  supply from Australia. Average; prices  are more'.controlled by the quantity of  money than by improved manufacture of  goods, because money all'ects till prices,  and improvements only a few at a time.  If the .fall of prices were caused by improved manufacture increasing our goods  we would now have prosperity and not  depression through this abundance. It is  thus easy to see that the fall of prices lias  come from no general improvement or  abundance of anything, but from a  scarcity of money.  Objection Silver is too bulkyaiid heavy  I'or general use.  Answer I'nder bimetallism gold with  notes and small silver would be used for  the pockets just as now, aud silver as well  as gold would be kept tis a reserve in the  great national banks. Outside these  banks no alteration would be visible under bimetallism. Indiaand America, with  immense territories, lind no such diliiculty  in the use of silver, nor did the Latin  I'liion. Much less would Kngland, with  her short distances and many railways.  K.-iii ways and shippers charge freight on  gold and silver by value, not by weight,  so I'or transport there can be little room  to choose between fhe two metals.  Objection -Many nations owe debts  payable to Kngland in gold money, and  she gains by the growing scarcity of gold,  which practically increases the amount of  the debt, as the sovereign buys more  goods than it did under the old bimetallic  law.  Answer It is dishonest fo continue the  modern monetary law with the knowledge  that it is every year artificially increasing  tlie value of the coin in which the debt is  counted. Besides the oppressed debtor  may become insolvent and pay nothing  at Jill, so that the system i.s in fhe end a  losing one. Tlie national debts of the  world cannot be borne much longer if the  burden is still further increased by the  artificial scarcity anil higher value of  money. Spain, Italy and Mexico may  soon give their creditors practical warning of this. ���      _  Objection-The nalions represented in  llio conference at, Brussels iu IKi)_ have  not, agroed'on bimetallism.  Answer���A.II civilizeel nations would accept, bimetallism if Kngland would do mo,  and not otherwise, because these nations  think it undesirable! to form a bimetallic  union of less strength.  Objection���The united nations might  not faithfully keep a treaty of bimetallism.  Answer--They, keep treaties of commerce, postal agreements, anil the like.  Moreover, no one has shown what a  nation could gain by leaving a boinetallic  union.    What it would lose i.s evident.  Objection���By freely using gold and silver a.s coin wo would have the prices of  goods subject to fhe changes of two  metals instead of one.  Answer���The changes would be more in  n umber, baton the average less i'n amount,  for the changes of gold in one direction  would commonly balance those of silver  in another. At present Kngland has all  her eggs in one basket by depending on  the supply of gold alone. Besides this  the united volume of goltl and silvei'  under bimetallism would form a reserve  so vast as to be little affected by changes  of supply or use.  Objection���J.ugland should continue independent of other nations in her money  system, and is strong enough to do so.  Answer ��� She   is   not   independent  in  money matters, nor is her financial condition so strong as is commonly believed.  The  prices of all goods, for instance, are  dependent on the supply of gold money,  and   this   is   largely   controlled   by   the  United States and by continental governments,   which   can   create   an   increased  scarcity of gold   at  will.    The  president  of   the United  States,   for example,  has  leg-til   power to  issue a gold loan at any  time, and he may do so, with the result,  perhaps, of ruinous panic in Kngland antl  a   run  upon   her   banks.    Kngiish   banks  keep nearly all their gold tit the Bank of  Kngland, a total of less than thirty millions: so inadequate in the face of liabilities payable on demand to the amount of  900 millions that  the greatest anxiety is  now  felt, and  proposals are actually on  foot for keeping reserves independent of  the Bank of Kngland.    That bank stands,  as   regards coin, only  fifth among Kuro-  peuu banks, having no more than about  -twenty-six  milli.ons._of   gold,., .while . the  .Bank of Franco alone has sixty-eight millions of gold, in addition to fifty-one millions of silver, not to  mention its  lower  antl steadier rate for loans.   The delusion  that Kngland's money system is independent of other nations' action   may  before  .long; be exposed, if the United States, in  company    with    certain   other    nations,  adopts a silver standard, with free coinage  of  that  metal,   securing thereby   a  stetuly  basis  of  exchange  with   one another,   and   partially  shutting   out   gold  countries   from   their commerce.    As   an  immediate   consequence    Canada,    would  have to do the same thing, because of her.  close; commercial contact with the United  States,-whose coinage she at present uses,  though sovereigns  are   legal   tender,   together   with  gold .elollars ol" the. States.  The loss to Kngland  would be cueirmous.  for  a great part of her exports already  go to silver using  eeiuntrics.    The cause  e>f 'bimetallism is slowly gaining ground  iii l_ngla.ii(.l: Australia   has also   taken  it  up, anil Canada will eloubtlesssoon follow  suit.  SLIGHTLY   OVERDRAWN.  A Sample of Kaslo News.  Kaslo Kxitiiiiiicr. !ILli: "Tlie owners of llio Sloenn Star  liavi: ineorpnrateit under tlie nam. nf thu Hvron II.  White Mining Company, with a privately subscribed  stork of S1.OIIO.HIIO. This is onuof tin; richest, silver mines  in tlm world, as it. lias a fpll-foot. leil^e of rich concent rating ore. containing a *.l-foot vein of clean galena. riinniiiL;  .00 ounces per ton. This most, wonderful mine will not  hi! worked at, present, as the owners can well all'ord to  lel.it. lay idle until lhe price of silver advances, besides  il is very hard of access, beiiiK several miles from the  wagon road over a ronj,'h trail."  The above is a fair sample of fhe milling  news disseminated weekly by Kaslo's only  newspaper. Xone e>f the information  sotiLcht to he convoyed is true. The;  "Byron X. White Company (Foreign)"  was registered on the 27th day of May,  180'J. The capital of the company is $;*)()().-  000. That it is a good property will uot  be disputed; that it is e>ne of the richest  .silver mines in the world is mere assertion, as is the statement thtit the ledge is  fifty feet wide carrying a !)-foot streak of  '_0()-ounce; ore. The owners, instead of  hitting it remain ielle, will increase the  present working force t<�� probably forty  men. the intention being to ship ore this  winter. The mine is one of the easiest of  access on the; South Fork of Carpenter  creek, as it is not more than half a mile-  from that creek, down which there' is a  good trail and sleigh road to Three Forks,  less than three miles distant. Tliree  Forks is now connected with Kaslo by a  geioel wagon road, and will have; likcron-  nectioii with Xew Denver hy the middle;  of October.  Playing in Hard Luck.  Jae-k Magnify i.s playing in harel luck  siuct; he; (|tiit work ou the telephone line.  His ventures iu the; pool-st;lling trade all  ended in Irish elividenels. lie discnvere.'d  a, bemanzti over on Hall creek, whie-h he;  fouii'l te> he worthless after elriviug a tunnel nearly one; hiuidrcel fe.vf. lie then  opened up a piece of placer greuind em the-  same;. creek, freighting the lumber I'or  sluice-boxes from Xelson. only to lind t.luM  the: pay gravel was iu nn "old channel"  not yet elelinitely loeafctl. This week he  canio te> Nelson, along with his partners,  Alfred Bunker and .Jim Boa tlie, to consult  with his old-time friend, the jiresiihtnf of  the; telephone company. When em his  way back to camp on Wednesday he; was  informed that his cabin, supplies, ami  bedding had been destroyed by fire.  The Hall Creek Placers,  leer mining;ou Hall creek, this season.  I  has -not been a success. -Several claims  have been abandoned after the; owners  had put in from six to eight weeks' work.  However, some likely spots in the canyon  are now receiving attention. Tliree claims  are located there. Captain Duncan anel  party have built a Hume tit the mouth of  the canyon.and report lair pay, with better prospects when bed-rock is reachoel.  Twei miners have lluineel fe> the large falls  iu the canyon, and riggeel a pump, which  is worked'by a water-wheel in the flume;,  .lames Laughlin. Charlie Fnrrar. and C.  Vein Pelt are building a. Iluineat the upper falls. They, in company with others,  were working lower dowu the heel of the  creek, but the heavy boulders anel a failure; to i:oaoh bed-rock at a depth of ten  feest caused a change of location. The  banks of Hall creek have been thoroughly  irospecteil this season, but in no.instance  l.-is pay gravel  for sluicing been found.  Do Not Know What to Make of   it.  Tiik Tkiiuw'k is at-.a hiss te> know what  the   following   paragraphs   mean.    They  are in tlie Trail Creek ronvspoiidonoe of  the Xorthport Xews :  "I'hil Aspinwall. I toss Thompson, John Watson, anil  Arthur Kinch picked lifty-three pounds of berries in four  hours. They left tin- mines in Ihe moriuiiK. reliirniiik' in  time for dinner."  "I'hil Aspinwall, .lolm It. Cook, and William SprinKer  have loft for the Vakitna hop-llclds."  De> they mean that I'hil Aspiuwall.be-  e-ause of his suce-ess as a berry pi<;ker. has  inducer! .lohn R. Cook and "Bill Springer  fo tice-ompany him e>n a hop-picking expedition? Or ilo they mean that these  three mining "capitalists" are broke, anrl  are' off te> the hop-fields to e-arn a grub  stake?  The Outlook  Is not Encouraging-.  Wkst l.im-'.inv. town. AmkusI -.'.sth. istw.  To tiik Kin-rot: ni.' Tiik Tuim'Ni;: Wishing to ijiiiii  some information rc^ardinc; the Kootenay Lake country  and I ho town of Nelson. I know of no one to addrc>��� but  vourself. Is your count ry developing y<:ry rapidly now.  ami what are'the prospi r-ts in t lie building trade/ HciiiK  a contractor and builder. I should be pleased Inknow tin;  demand ami avorntfc u-iikcs I'or carpenters in Xcl-nn, ninny other nf the towns in I lie counl ry. What are the  pi-i'ees for fair residem-c Int^. iu Ncl-on. and what can fair  board and lodKiuK be secured for by the- week or month.'  Should also like to know the outlook I'or a t,"1'11' lather  aud plasterer, and tlie rales paid per so i in re yard for thai  kind of work.' Wk'nsTK.Ii  SU'Ll,.  Iii answering the above Tiik Tmitf.vi-:  may lie giving information to_ others em  the;' out look for change of business place  or phie-e; of residemce. Times tire; dull in  the Knotcuny Lake; country, and aside  from tlie; milling operations iu the Slocan  and    Ainsworth    districts   (which   give;  G-llmpoes of Mission Life in the Rocky Mountains.  The;  following,  from   the  Presbyterian  Kecorel,   is   mighty   interesting   rending,  even   if   it  is  slightly  eiverdrawn.    It is  strange that, the ave.-rage missionary e-iin-  ne>f confine hiniself within bounds when  writing  of the pee>ple   who give him  his  bread antl butter.    That missionary could  have  hael no difficulty, in the hist three  ye;ars, iu reaching any point on Kootenay  liikejhy steamboat, as boats have during  thtit'time made regular trips every other  elay.j   If a- light skiff e>r canoe wtis needed,  it i.s, safe te> nay after if was procured   it  was'uscd to take the sisters on short excursions  rather than  the missionary em  long ones.    But here is  the   article   re-  ferreel te>:-  "Si missionary in British Columbia,  writjng to a friend about his field, says:  My territory is eighty miles long. 1 pass  by rail over thirty of it, the other fifty  must be traveled by boat. This is a great  difficulty. 1 cannot walk on water, and  the steamer makes no regular trips to the  camps which ought to be visited by the  preacher. 1 want a light skiff or canoe  in which J can take a life preserver antl  my bible anel some hymn books.  "The whole Christian status of this  region may be described in very few  words. The appalling destruction eif the  bodies, intellects, anel souls of our brothers anel sisters here, by giving free rein to  every passion, cannot be written. This  state of affairs could have been prevented,  ant! can to a large extent be renieelied by  the, eastern church, by Canadian Christians becoming saviors, according to the  Book, Obadiah. ,21. It is neglect which  makes men what they often are "in the  Kootenay valley.  "A nian tint! a batl woman were laughing and drinking in the bar of a public  house here. J went up to the man and  tohl him I wanted a horse to ride ton  miles up the mountain to preach. She  snatched his handkerchief, lie said le;>  nie] 'certainly.' anel came with me to give  nie his saddlerl anrl bridled horse.  " It might be interesting to you to know  that my ten-mile ride only took me a Few  miles away in a straight line, but thtit  line; takes me From the bahniestof summer  days in the valley at Xelson, to a climate  that'had eight inches of snow antl nearly  ���!*r^ra^i-he--blood--iri--m';y- vei ns-  '��� While going up an old miner gave me  two very important f'ae^ts. Jle; saiel.  'miners tire just the same as either people,  if they have churches to go to, they go  just the same s'other people. But I've  been in every camp between here anil  Mexico, anrl there's more 'drunkenness  here than tiny other camp in America-.'���  "One day I carried a-young nian, whose  mother is a goeiil Presbyterian, from' the  middle of the street where he had fallen.  pnvaly/.ed witli whisky, 'from a. stoop  eight e>r ten leet high. te> a bench, to sober  up a little, only to drink more when he  could stand up to take it.  "It is neglect thtit eloes it. I have felt  the iron in my eiwn soul."  steady   employment  to   about _.*H) men),  there is little eloing.    It is true, a number  of men are employed iu constructing the  Xelson, A: Korl Sheppard  and  Nakusp ic  Slocan railways: but these meii   will  not  remain  in the country after the work em  which    they   are   engaged   is   completed.  Then;'is  no  bi'iiltling,   to speak  of,   nejw  being done hi any en" the towns, hut when  employed good carpenters are paid $-1 tt  elay.    The price'of board tind lodging runs  from $��S lei $10 a  week; day board   from  #7 to $S.    At Nelson, the price of residence  lot.s (*.:*) by I_() feet) range  from   $17;*)   to  ."���(ifiO.    As in thifother mechanical trades,  there  is ne> steady work for lathers anil  plasterers.    Such   work  is contracted i'or  at 10 cents por yard I'or 2-coat tmd 50 cents  for *}-ce>at work.    Plasterers are paid $5 a  elay. and lathers 5 cents a. yard.    At present, tlie  outlook  I'or mechanics is not at  all encouraging.  CAUGHT   IN   THE   ACT.  SURPASSES ALL OTHEfi COUNTRIES  NO DISTRICT IN AMERICA HAS SO MANY  PRODUCING   MINES,  And None so Much Hlgrh-Grade Wet and Dry  Oros In Slgrht, for the Amount of Development Work Done, em the District Lying:  Between Kootenay  and Slocan  Lakes.  Dwellers in (3-lass Houses Should not Throw-  Stones.  Once on a time ti short paragraph appeared in the editorial, columns of Tiik  TitinuxK when it should have appeared  on thciniscellaneous reading matter page.  The Kaslo l.xaininer made much of'the  matter, accusing Tiik Triihjnk editor of  being ti plagiarist, a charge that has come  home to the I_xaminer's sanctum to roost,  as the following letter from a Kaslo correspondent goes tei show :  Kaslo, September, 11th. 1803.  To thk I.niTou oi-' Tiik Tuihunk:   For  some weeks past my attention litis been  drawn   to certain   editorial  articles  appearing  iu   the   Kaslo   r.xamincr   anent  the  present .linancial   depression.     The  way the subject was treated wtis se> schol-  arly,  the  language  used   was so  choice,  that not knowing the editor,   I Avoneleretl  " that one small head could carry till  he  knew."     My curiosity  being   aroused   I  closely re-read the articles, and tis I rlid so  a lurking suspicion thtit I hael rear! sever-  a.l of these sentences before grew stronger,  until   at  last J  remembered  that Henry  George was   the  coiner of   them   in  his  " J'rogress and   Poverty.".    Culling that  book down I found, much to my chagrin,  that  the editor of the; Mxaininer, instead  of  being   the   original   economist  I   had  thought him, was but a plagiarist of the  worst type : for, while borrowing other's  thoughts   hiniself,   he   emphatically   ele-  nounceel  it in others.    Again, while using  Noni'v George's own-words antl figures of  speech,   he rloes so   to  prewo tin entirely  different cause   for   general   depressions,  past'tind -present,   which   reminds .me of  the fable of the daw in borrowed feathers,  or the ass in  the lion's skin.     A glance at  the   following  parallels   will  -make   yon  think so too :  llunry'<!(!Oi__:- IVo^nss  slne] I'overly, pajju il.���So  loiiK us ,'P.II I In- iiu.Ti-asi-d  wealth whicli modern progress brings yoes to build  lip grail t'cirluiies. to iti-  eraihC luxury and make  sharper lhe contrast between lhe House of Have  anil the House of Want,  progress is not real anil  cannot be permanent. Tlie  reaction must. come.  That laud speculation is  the true cause (if industrial  depression is in the United  Slates clearlv evident. ��� (p.  It is clear that Hie great  initiatory cause (of depression) i.s to be looked I'or in  the spec illative? advance of  land values.- (p. iA7.)  C (.'oy: ICaslo Kxaininer  edilorial, September ili.li.���  .Hut what lias the world  gained thereby since all tlie  increased wealth which  modern progress brings  goes but to build up immense fortunes for it favored few and increases the  luxury and power of an  idle aristocracy. .Such progress is not real and cannot  be permanent, and such a  condition of all'airs cannot  exist without a reaclion.  Perhaps the theory (of  cause of depression! which  has the largest number of  converts is lhat we are suffering the reaclion from loo  much speculation. ' ' "  This proposition--will not  hold good when we stop to  consider the extent of the  jiresent. stagnation. * ' "  This (the want of a sufll-  eienl. amount of circulating  medium in use among the  people) ii ml tliisalone is the  principal cause that ever  did or can cause hard limes  while the governments remain.  Taking Sensible Action.  Northport News. !)th : '-Timl of wait-  ing'for the pyri tic smelter, '���"dward Hancy  anel Lyman Carter, owners of the celebrated Nickle Plato mine!, in Trail Creek  dirtrict, have commenced mining anel  shippingorc to thcTncoma smeller. Their  eire will run $ I :"���(' to the ton, principally  in gold. Four men tire employed in mining the ore, two are sorting anel sacking,  while three ov four tire employee! on the  surface btiililing a shaft house and preparing for winter. While the vein of the  Nickle Plate is not so large as the Lelhii.  it is of a much higher grade, anel will  leave- the; owners a handsome profit."  A Startling: Telegram.  A Storm Lake. Iowa,v woman recently  went into the telegraph office at that  place anrl inforineel the operator that lier  husband hael gone to Sioux City fe> order  a motto for their Sunday school, but she  hael forgotfe-ii fo tell him the inscription  or how large it wtis to be. ''If I send him  (he particulars, heiw soon will he get the',  message'?" Tlie: ope-rtitor in formed her.  and the message was written. The husband was eloiibtlessst.'irfled when he; re-ad  it. for withoutexplanalion it simply said:  "hear Frank. Hooge Hotel, Sioux City.  I'nt.o us a child was born, eight feet long  and two feet wiele.    Sarah."  LayinK Track by Machinery.  10. .1. Koberts. chief e-ngiiu-ei', anel Peter  Larson, contractor, weve in Nelson this  wee.-k. WIm'U asked how work wtis pro-  gi essing on the Ne'lsem iV Fort .Sheppard.  they stilled that bridge anel tre-stle work  about eight iuile:s from Pond d'Orielle  river had delayer! I laeklaying. but that  fremi this time' on a milcand a half to two  miles weiulel be laid a day, as machines  wouhl be; used at the work. Mr. Hoberts  stated that the road wetnlel he; nl Nelson  hed'orc the 1st eif November.  The ores of the Slocan country are of  surpassing richness, .and not of one character, as many suppose.    While wet ores  predominate, dry ores tire also found in  quantity.   This week specimens of bro-  [ mide,   chloride,   and   brittle   silver   ores  were exhibited' at Nelson   by a  mining  man who litis spent the spring and summer   in   the   district.    The   claims   from  which  the specimens  were obtained are  situate on the  north  fork of Carpenter  creek, tit no   great distance from   Bear  lake.   About a month ago the owners of  the claims determined  lo  ship ore, and  with that object in view built good trails  from Bear Lake City and Watson. The ore  .assays all the way from 200 ounces up to  (iOOO ounces in silver to the ton, and picked  specimens ge> a.s high a.s 10,000 ounces. The  gentleman   who  had   the   specimens,   in  speaking of Slocan  district; as a .mining  region, said that in no other country in  whicli he had been- was there as much ore  insight,  for the amount of development  work done, and no other country could  show a.s many producing mines.  No camp  in Colorado had, or at any period, in its  history, ten mines producing ore at one  time.    Vet the Slocan country, even now  when limes arc depressed and silver mining tin  uncertain   business,   has  fully  a  dozen  mines from which ore is being, or  could  be, shipped at a  profit,   lie cited  such mines as the Washington. Dardanelles, Slocan Star,  Blue  Bird, Wellington,  Bon Ton. Bonanza King. Northern  Belle,  Rico,   Idaho,  .Mountain  Chief,  Mountain  Boomer, Alpha, tind Lucky .'Jim.  PREMATURE   "WAS   KASLO'S  Enthusiasm Over the Supposed Consummation  of a Great Political Event.  The following from TiiKTitlnuxn's regular correspondent tit ivaslo, for some  reason, went around by way of -Victoria  in delivery. But it is ti very good illustration of how- easily- Ivaslo en th uses  over uncertainties, for ere this the people  of that teiwn have helel a wake on the  corpse of tlie Home Hide bill,''as that  measure'was literally pitchforked out of  the house of lords by a vote of -J 10 to -11:  Kaslo wes a scene of. gaity on hist .Monthly night,-presenting the most anhiiateel  appearance the town has had since the  wild .rush there Last spring. The occasion  of this blaze of glory and 'unusual jeillili-  catiou was tlie news thtit the Jrish Home  Itule bill had passed the houseof commons.  ���John F. 'Ward, who litis during the  pinching times exhibited more enterprise  than the Kaslo tv Slocan Bailway Com-  pany, by .receiving telegrams e^i important matters for the benefit of the public  at large, was the first te> get the tidings,  lie immediately hired tho only brass bane!  in town and tit nightfall had them playing Irish airs loan appreciativeaudience.  A dozen cases of fine old Irish whisky  weve opened anel elealt out to the thirsty  public free of charge. Forgotten wtis the  fact that silver.was low. and the future of  the country uncertain. No thought was  given, that winter was-approaching and  .something 'had to be accumulated to put  in the frying pan. Irish jigs were 'danced,  the achievements of noted Irishmen ex-  tolleel, while three cheers and a tiger for  grand old Billie Gladstone were frequently  given.  About niielnight the music and crowd  adjourned to the commodious rooms of  Mike Mahemey. where the festivities were  kept up till near morning. Quite a nuin-  ber of Irish songs anel ballaels weve ven-  dcreel by several sweet voiced singers,  .lohn I''. Ward made a siieech which was  a brilliant efl'ortand was'heartily cheered,  lie gave a hisLory in brief of e>lel Ireland  I'or the past KM) years. He referred te>  the famous men of the gree'ii isle anel  what they had 'accomplished while fulfilling life's mission. He proved that it  was an Irishman who was the cause of  fhe miners of the west and northwest, for  the -.past quarter of a, century receiving  the hanelsemic wages that they have for  their skilled and hazareleais occupation,  lie referred to the world-famed bonanza  firm, all of whom were- Irishmen, anil  citeel numerous cases where' the meist  energetic, daring Jinel successful mining  men of the world were' natives of r'rin's  green shore. There wtis not a disturbing  feature iu the whole programme. The  utmost gooel humor anil frienrlly feeling  e-xisted. Sam Green several times proposed tliree cheers for Cleveland, but. tis  anel Irishman would say, he got nothing  in response but silence, and el n little- of  that. The western man litis no use for  tlicstufloel prophet of Buzzarel  hay.  A Nelson me.Tchtuit- e-oulel eleia thriving  busine-ss wifh Irish whisky in Kaslo now,  as the supply is exhausted.  Will Go Out by Way of Nelson.  Owing to the refusal of the (Jreal North-  e:rii i'n i I way to put in a spur tit Bonner's  Ferry, all ore from the Sloe-an country  will be- shipped by way of Nelson he-ri'-  after. Shipper's sa'y that the Nelson route'  is as cheap .'is the- other, anel no vextitions  delays occur in making transfers.  Mi  MP  tm :l  THE TRIBUNE:   KELSON, B. C, THURSDAY,-SEPTEMBER  U,  1893.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TIIK TninUXE is published on Thursdays, hy .loiix  Houston & Co., an(l,,\vill~he niaileil to subscribers  on payment of O.vii Dot.i. \H a year. Xo subscription  taken for less than ;i vear.  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NoLary Public, e.'ommisMonor I'orlukiug Allidavits  lor use iu the Courts of liritish Columbia, etc. Olliees -���  Second floor, Scott building, Josephine .St., Nol.-un, H. ('.  ��to  mtl��  TiruiisriAY -\I0R.VING.  ...ski'TIoiukr ii, ism  Occasional!.v fhe Winnipeg l<"ree Press-  gets oft a sensible paragraph, as the following goes to show: "In ti series of  " .signed articles.agtiinst home rule whicli  " tire being published in the Pall Mull  " Uay.ette, tho organ of that American  "whom his countrymen delight to call  "'Willy Wsi Ily As tor,' the marquis of  " I_orne is down for one to be written  '��� from the Canadian point of view. With  ������ all possible respect to hi.s lordship, we  '" desire to inform him that there is ne>  " Canadian point of view opposed to  '��� home rule, and that if there were he  " litis no right or title of any kind wha.t-  " soever te> jiresent it. lie is not a Cana-  '' elian, nor i.s he authorized e>r in a posi-  " lion to speak for Caiitidians."  A company litis been organized al Now  'Westminster, with a .subscribed capital  of $20,000. to run a morning newspaper.  .New Westminster is one of the towns in  the province lhat is not large enough to  support two daily newspapers, and the  new venture will be a failure. If the  town was large enough, its people tire  split into so many tactions and cliques ���  no two of thoni agreeing on tiny proposition���that the editor of the newspaper  would be. contiiiiudly, treading on some  erne's corns.   Talk about the king adorers of Europe,  but the United .States is not without  them���adorers ol" king Cleveland. A member of congress I'roni Massachusetts���a  college president at that���i.s so much of  an adorer that he glories in it. Elected  as a Democrat, he says he wa.s not elected  upon any jjlatform but president Cleveland, "he is broad enough and .strong  '��� enough to uphold any patriot in the  " country."   Onch-oh a time the Kamloops Sentinel  was an organ of the provincial govern-.  111 ent, and, like till organs, was timid  in its criticisms of the gqverniuen t's policy.  Lately, however, it has had a change  ol\ heart, and it now lias considerable  courage. The Davie government poses  as an .opponent ol: land grabbing. In  commenting on this change of heart on  the part of the government, the Sentinel  says: "When colonel Baker, .or any other  '��� member*, the present government un-  " dertakes to denounce land grabbing, it  " has a strong resemblance to the devil  '���preaching a sermon." The provincial  government i.s without a single friend  among- the press of the interior, thtit is,  if the Golden Era will only come oil' the  fence.   .May not the fact that tlie United  States i.s reducing her national debt  have something to do'with'the efforts of  European financiers to unsettle hev  finances by raising the cry against silver.  United States .bonds are considered gilt-  edge securities in the money markets of  Europe; but the amount outstanding is  comparatively small. In J��S(';") the bonded  debt of the United States was $_,-100,0(X),-  (XJ0: on the 1st of July hist it wtis only  $-58:">,(Ki7,l()0.  _. ___.   JflKii-- CoeiiiwiN. the editor of the Salt  .Lake Tribune, is in Washington helping  the; silver men in tlieir light against the  rejietil of tho Sherman bill. He i.s not tit  all sanguine thtit the light will end in  even a compromise. He says: "It is a  " hard game to light a president of the  " United Sttitejs, his secretary of the  " treasury, every one of the government  " employees, the great metropolitan press  "of.the country, tinel the financial inag-  " nates of the country on the epiestion of  " finunco. Ill's a very lonesome; light, for.  "as strange sis it may seem, there seems  "till over the wist a bitterness townrels  " the west, as though we had been  iu  the  the Englishman does not weep, Aviien  pleased he does not laugh. Anger him  anel he will neither stamp nov tear his  hair; startle him tine! he jumps not tin  inch. Mis conversation is destitute of  vivacity tind unaided by gesticulation.  His face does not light up when he deems  it his duty to smile. His transports of  affection tire moderated to the seemly  ceremony of shaking hands: though he is  said sometimes te> kiss his grandmother if  she is past seventy tintl will let him. Mo-  moved from his brumous environment,  the English human being becomes in time  accessible to light and heal���penetrable  by the truth that till manifestation eif  emotion anrl sentiment is not necessarily  vulgar: but in the tight little islestolielity  holds her ininioiiiorinl sway without other  change in the administrative funclieiii  than occasional substitution of fhe stare  of depree-ation for the stare of coinpln-  e-onoy. _                GOLD   AND   SILVER.  Approximately Correct Statistics Prepared by  a Colorado Man.  Joseph (���'. Brown of Colorado, who has  attained some prominence as a  writer on  the silver question tind  who is  regtirded  tis an authority in his sttite, jiroparcd the  following statistics for the use of the silver convention  which  met in Chicago recently.  The following tire some of his tables:  Total golel tind silver used tis money of  tlie world in form of coin anel bullion:  coi-.N-riiv.  United Stales   United ICingeloin .  Franco    (���'oi'inniiy   Helgium   11 uly   Switzerland   lireoce   Spain    Portugal   Austria-Hungary.  Netherland   Scandinavian Union  I; ussia :    liHi.ewo.otm  Turkey  Australia      KWI'l   Mexico   Central  America.  South America...  Japan   Ineiia   China   The Straits   Canada    Cuba, Ilayti, etc..  Totals  S 7112.1)1.S.S'(i!) I S -ISill7l.su!  "'  IOO.OOU.00'1  700.000,000  11."). 000.0111:  fifp.lHIO.OIIO  OIJ.OOO.OOO  15,1100,-110  -i.ono.eiiKi  rr., 000,000  10.000,000  ilO.OOO.ODO  (m.OOO.OOO  10,000,000  IJO.IMK).()(!()  I;-),0II(),0II0  7,000,000  l;"),tK)ll,0li0  5O.l)(10,(l()pl  910,0011  ���>->,ooo.o.u  50.(100.000  000.000,0(1(1  700.000.000  11X1,000.000  5,000,000  ..txio.coo  5.->o. 000,1100  ! 1(111,OOO.IIDII  500.00i).000  (15.000.1)00  110,0011,(100  15.000.000  ���2.000.000  100,000,000  10,(100.000  10,(100,000  ���25,000,000  H-2.O00.000  50.000.000  IOO.UOO.IjOO  100.11(10.000  5.000.000  'liV.CMIU.'ttio  00,000,0011  Hi.OOO.OOO  20.000,000  $3.7_7.0IS.h'(i!l  SH.82D,57l,���Hi  The total golel ofthe world in coin tind  bullion used as money amounts to .'r*_.5l per  capita.  The total silver of the world in coin and  bullion useel as money amounts to .lp_.:")8  per capita.  Tiie world's production of gold and silver for -100 years, from U0H to ISO., has  been (United Sttites mint report):  Gold '. Ss..iil,:tu:i.iioo  Silver    0.72li.072.5(io  Total S17.1KO.075.5OO  Annual production of gold tine! silver of  the work! for the last ten years. 18tt.*J to  1S0_. inclusive:  CIOI.I)  sn.vi-:i��  VHAIi.  I-KODIXT.  I'KOIIL'CT.  TOTAL.  188,'-   ��   !).".. 1011.000  S   115.HOO.000  S  210,700,000  ISSI   101.700,000  10.-i.500.000  207.2011.1.0(1  1885   208.100.0(H)  118,500,000  22(i.!i()0.00()  1880   K)(i. 000,000  120,000.0(10  .-'(i.lil 10,(10(1  ISS7   105,775,000  121.281,000  2.-f0.05i;.00O  1SSS   110,107.0(10  i-io,70i;.eioo  :ho,!:o;!.ooo  1880   12^,180,000  Ki2.15!).(IOO  _Si._ 18,000  1800...   H3.M!l,liU0  172.2.-M.500  185.381.100  18111...-   I2U.518.800  l8(i.7.'l.'-.O0O  .-(07.251,800  1802   l.-iO.SI(;,U()()  10i;,(iO5,20O  327.-I2I.S00  Total.........|  31.115,11(1.000  $1.1 12.01,8.700  ��2,558,()(!l.70O  The production of the gold anrl silver of  the United States from J.(592 to 1802, inclusive, has been:  tiold ..  Silver.  Sl.!��J!Mifl2.!llt)  .   1.15S.S:il.Sli0  'I'otiil .'...- S.-i. 128.521.815  Gold and silver production of the United  States from .1.KS3 to I8!)2:  OOI.I)  SU.VKH  YEA US.  I'KOIIUCT.  i-Koaecr.  'I'OTAI..  ISS.'i   S HO.OOO.OOO  S li;.2(;0,00(l  S 70.200.000  issi:   30.800,001)  ���is.soo.iino  7!).(i00.000  IS85   21.800,000  5i.i;(K).ooo  83.100.1 Kill  188(1   35.0(IO,(,00  5l.l;0O.OOI)  Sf'.OOO.OIIO  1887   :��.ooo.ooo  53.350,000  8(i,350.000  188S   .  .'i.-i,I75.0(K)  50,105.000  02,370.000  IS80   :{2.soo,i.;oo  lil.Olli.OOO  07.110.000  1800   32,815,000  70. Kit.(KID  io:;.3oo.ooo  ISlll   33,175.000  75.117.000  10,8,502,000  1S02   33,000.0(i0  7l.ilSU.00ll  I07.080.000  Total 1  ��325.505.3(10  ��5!l5.(��il.!)00  ��o2i.2iit;.ono  Great Nerve Force Required.  "Twenty-eight engineers, one at a time,  are required to run ''The Flyer" from New  Y'ork-to Chicago and back again.  Fourteen  veterans drive tho great engines e>iie way,  the fourteen brother, veterans drive.them  the other.    Twenty-eight men for a single  complete trii> of a single train, and they  the Mower of American engineers, splendid  fellows every one of them, with cool heads,  staunch   hearts,  and   the   expe-rioiic-e of  years at the throttle.    The: fact is, those  men  of iron, who, after till, are made of  flesh anel .blood, have been called upon of  kite years te> bear a mental anel physical  strain which litis increased steadily a.s the;  speed rates have ndvaii(.*cd.    Forty, fifty,  sixty, seventy, anel  now eighty miles tin  heitir,   ejticli   greater   velocity   has   meant  greater pressure, neit only on   the boilers  tind cylinders, but on  men's -brains: litis  meant greater expenditure,  not only of  coal aud dollars, but of nerve force,-, until  now experts recognize with concern thtit  the limit of human endurance litis  been  almost reached.    Science may remove the  mechanical difficulties iu  the wtiy of running a   h unci red  miles an hour, or more,  forsuch a rate has already been predicted:  irst phice responsible for these troubles | money ��� may   buy   bettor   axles,   wheels.  feeling of surprise in Australia; indeed it  is held thtit the federation of Australia  and Tasmania, will be rather faciliftited  thereby than otherwise. Separated tis  New Zealand is from the continent by 1200  miles, she- is. awkwardly situa-ted I'or a  combined defence scheme. Farmers in  the either colonies, teio. are generally op-  peised to Xew Zealand Ijeiing taken into a  federation em account of her prolific production' of oats, iiini/.e, anel barley, with  which she Hoods the: continental market  despite the heavy ditties piiton by some  of the colonies to keep it out of competition with he:r local growers. New Zealand's exports are half as large: again <-is  her imports, tind confidence! iu her own  strength, tis well as isolated position, ac-  coiint I'or 1 lie: stand she litis taken.  COFFEE   IN   NAME    ONLY.  Most of the Stun' Sold is Villainously Aclul-  tei-iited.  The experts of the United Sttites agricultural department recently had tlieir  atlenfieiii turned le> the subject of artificial anil aeltil t ora fed ceiffoo. A scientific  investigation litis been made'and the results have been labulatoil in a form that  has ti tendency to make a coffee: drunkard  reform suddenly. Assistant chemist U.  Spencer in connection with Frvin F.  l.well. acting under the direct.ions of pro-  lessor A. \Y. Wiley, clued' chemist of .the  department, obtained by purchase thirty  samples from as many different stores of  what the desilers in every instance ele-  clareel to be pure coffee. The results of  their examintition by chemical tests,  whicli can leave no doubt of their accuracy, have been suiinnari/.ed as follows:  K.io, 20 cents a pound; 2.") per cent  chicory, rest wheat bran aud pcei hulls  inashoil together.  Mocha and Java. 2.1 cents <i pound: less  than 21 per cent coffee, rest chicory, pea  hulls and wheat.  Rio, 21 cents por pound; but 21 per cent  coffee, remainder chicory tind wheat;  wheat partly in masses, probably Graham  bread crumbs, rest in fragments.  Golden blended, 20 cents per pound; 2.1  to 50 por cent coffee, balance whetit.  chicory*iind peas.  Jtipan colfee. 21 tei -10 per cent coffee, 10  por cent chicory, rest peas anel wheat.  When purclnised eloaler statee! lhat it  continued 10 per cent coffee tind 10 per  cent chicory.  Hie) tind _hiracaibo. HO cents per pound;  21 te> 10 per cent coffee, balance peti, hulls,  with small per cent wheat and chicory.  Kio, 20 cents per pound: 2.1 to 10 per  cent coffee, balance chicory anel whetit.  Hie), 21 cents per pound; 10 per cent  coffee, 10 per cent wheat, probably Graham bread.  Mara en i bo. "JO cents por pound: 2.1 to 10  per cent colfee, balance mostly pea- hull's,  wheat tind small per cent chicory. _ fcl_.  Hio tind Arbuckle's. 21 cents per pouiiil:  21 to 10 por cent coffee, balance chicory  iind barley, with occasioiud fragments of  corn.  Coffee. 21 cents per pound: 21 le) 10 per  cent colfee, balaue.-e small amount of  chicory, wheat bran, buck whetit bran,  pea hulls and fragments e>f peas.  Hio, 21 cents .per pound; oiie-ha If coffee,  one-half chicory and barley with small  amount of-peas .and corn.  Brazil colfee, HO cents per pound, sold in  packages; one-htiIf coffee:. oiie-luilI'Viietit,  chicory tinel peas, antl <u- little corn.  Blended coffee, Java, anrl ceroids, from  Dwinoll, llaywiirel cv. Co.. Boston, sold in  packages, contained one-half'coffee, ono-  liall' wheat-and 'chicory.  A French Hercules.  Frenchtneii are not so famous as some  other nationalities for athletic feats, but  this condition is not'caused by a hick of  strong men. Among the laboring classes  of Frtince the coltiueurs are particularly  muscular, sis they necessarily .must be,  their work being similar to that of our !  longshoremen. To test the strength anel  endurance of this class of men a Parisian  journal recently ' organised a novel race  among them. I.ach man wa.s required to  carry a sack of gravel antl sawtlust weighing 220 pounds and walk or run with it to  Corbel!, a distance of twenty miles. Ten  started iu this race, leaving tho.Hue Fey-  tliiiiu, in Paris, a t "J o'clock in the morning.  The lirst to reach the goal was John Le-  btis.soj.who covered tlie .distance ^vit-Ii his  great loael in nineteen hours, arriving at  Corbell tit 10 oVIeie-k iu the evening. This  lusty yiMtth. who is but .wenfy-fotir years  of age, res fer I I'or the first time: after  traveling tlnee-fourths of the distance,  iind but once afterward.  A New Railway Under Construction.  Buy Befpr^^e/T^ar^et Ibises  In the RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  :r,__i_3_<_.,_:__! _A_-i_,T_,o"Vvr__]i-> jj'O-e. good _B'cr:i::r_.__):i:_si"C3-s.  ALSO LOTpS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, Etc., to  Frank Fletcher,  THE CENTRE OF THE LARDEAU COUNTRY.  Land   Commissioner  Columbia &  Kootenay  Railway Co.  IISriELSOIN",   33. 0_  893,  John Houston & Co., Agents.  jstot  i3____]^_n]_i_TX3___ri_isr_r   ozrsr  silveb i  A Town that is Backed  by Gold Mines!  LOTS   _CX\T   ���jl,_R__^_.I3L   OEEEEZ  are now in the market.    The townsite is so situated that it is the only supply point for all the mines in Trail  Creek District, the mines of which will produce GOLD, not SILVER.    For prices  and terms apply to JOHN HOUSTON  &. CO., Nelson.  T____j__  (I'al-iils ii|i|ilic(l for in C'hii.kI.m miiiI  U.S.)  HEAVIEST  SECTION  170  POUNDS.  Can be set up by two men in  two days and taken apart  by one man in ten hours.  (Notary   Public)  "-<    AND  "���jr*^  Specially constructed lop  packing1 over mountain  trails.  Thoroughly Tested Before Leaving Shop.  Impi- prices, ele., tipply lo.  4,  THE TOWNSITE OF SILVERTON*.  Notice- isliei-eliy jjiv.n. I lull tin; u n< lemoned art; ownei-s  in fee p-imple ol' the Innils mid proinixcx known us Silver-  Ion Townsite: I lial, iin iiKreenieiiL to sell s;iid l.-inds was  niiide liy the undersigned lo Waller 11. Miilriung'li aud  Peter ^ . fc'cott. which agreement can be found on tile ar  the land reKi-Hy ollice at Victoria. H. (.'.. or in tlie ollice  of .1. Kred Hume & e;o.. NoNon. U. C. The terms and  condilions ofthe said agreement have not heen fullv  curricd tint on the part of Lhe said Waller I). Middou^'li  and I'eler W. .Scott, and until said agreement U fully  carried out the undersigned will not convey any right, lo  any part, of l,he property known as Silverton 'i'ownsitc.  That, all deferred payments on lots already under .-igree-  inciil for .x.ilo shall he made, lo Ihe undersigned or their  aulhorized agent.; that any person wishing to purchase  lols in Silverloii can doso from the undei^igned or Iheir  authorized agent. We hereby nominate and appoint,  .lohn Houston & t'o. of Nelson. H. ('.. our nnlv agent.  Daled al. Nelson, li. C. July lillli. ISiBl.  .1. KUICD IIUMK.  WIU.IAM  IIUNTKIi.  s.  Kaslo, B. C,  TO THE  Ef\SJ  and  Tlie Kootenay Country Is 300  Mhos nearer tlie li'tiatui'ii  States and Canada via Bonner's   P'erry   than   any   other  route.  op The Kootenay & Columbia P. & M. Co.  Hell Telephone Huilding. Ottawa, tlnlario.  w. .1.   WILSON.  w. t'i:ui>fi:.  U/ESJ  and  SOlhSji  " Here, tintl ;is tlioti^li onr silvei' Jiiinors  " htiel for years been rolibinj; the; htinl-  " working lionost ))e;e)])le eil tlio oast. In  '"point of fact, I bclieivu the;i'c is mote  "honor, more honesty, anel more maii-  " heieiel in e>ne average we;s(ern inineir tJian  " there is in a wliole eliiirchfiil of (,|iese  " people, even when ihuy tire: till sinking  " ])sa,ltns, tinel lex>k a.s if Lhe good Lord  " was their older brother."  A Pretty Correct Diagnosis.  TJie; English are, if not tin iiiiuinotioiuil,  Uii njKlijnoi).stJtiti\c j;coj)Ie,   W'Jieji  sad  Iiibricalors, tinel liiacli^neiy, but where  tire the men who will run these trtiins of  the future when they are built? Ctin  science breeel us a race of giants? Can  money purchase an immunity against  suffering or eyes that tire indestructible?  If twenty-eight engineers are ree|iiireel te>-  elay e>n the; Chicago Hyer. how niaiiy prtiy,  will be uoeressary on ti trtiin riiiining lifty  or one hiitielreel per e-ent faster?  Has Confidence in Her Own Strength.  The  government of Xew Zealand   has  ileiinitely decided te> take no part in the  movement for coloniaN'edenition.     This  determination   is   received   without any  Boat connections are made at  Bonner's Perry with trains  On the  GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY  For Spokane. I'ugel Sound, SI. Paul. Chicago and  points in (.'anada and the Kaslcrn Stales.  For further informal ion apply to the ollicers of lhe  heats on the Honner's Kerry run; to ,1. A. .Mi'Nah. agenl.  (treat .Northern 1,'ailway. Homior's Kerry. Malm; II. II.  ���St. .lohn, general agent, Spokane. Wash.: II. A. Johnson,  division passenger and freight agent. Seattle. Wash.: II.  ft. McMiekeli, general agenl, I I'almer House block, Toronto. Out.; or K. I. Whitney, general passenger and  ticket agent, St. Paul, Minn.  John M. Isei:kkk. Jamks W. Si:.m,i:,  KEEFER  &  SEALE  ���    TEAMSTERS.  Job teaming dime.    Have several hmidreil cords of good  wood, which will be sold at  reasonable prices.  li-iavi:   ouijkks   at  J.  P.   Hume   Ac   Co.'s,   Vernon   Street,   Nelson.  Nelson   Livery Stable  1'assengcrs and   baggage   transferred  lo and   from  the  railway depot and sloninbonl landing.    Kreighl.  hauled and job learning done.   -Stove  wooel for sale.  WIUSUN & WiD!,lAM.SON.  WILSON & PERDUE.  EAT Markets  ���  AT    Nelson and Kaslo.  Will contract to .supply mining companies and  steamboats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine  or landing in   the   Koolenay  Lake country.  AUCTIONEER and pMISS.ION;AfiENT         ��� ItKI'l'tHSHNTIXe:    Tlie Confederal ion I .ife Association.  Thel'iiieiiix Kire Insurance C'Diupitny.'  The Provident Fund Accident Company;  also.  The Samlv ('mfl   Koundry Company, near Chester. Kng-  liiuil. makers of all kinds uf mining machinery, air  con11pressors, rock breakers, slumps, ele.  Jowett Building, Victoria Street.  KTELSOIT,   _3. C.    LOTS FOR SALE IN  TION  CCA"  Adjoining lhe government lownsite of Xelson.  AT $125 and UPWARDS,  with a. rebale fur buildings erected.    The best residential  properly in XcImiii.    Value sure lo increase.  -:-   W. A. '"JOWETT,    -:-  Mining: and   Real   Estate   Broker. Auctioneer  and Commission Agent,  Agent for Xelson  and   West  ICoolenay  llistriel. or lo  IXXI-'S ._ ItU'IIAIMLS. Vancouver, li. (!.  "LAND  REGISTRY ACT."  Lots li anil 7 Block A, Town of Ainsworth (Map -Ifp A.)  Whereas I he ccrlilieate of title of Angus MeKimion to  the above liereditainenls, bearing date tlie I7lh day of  Seplember. IS'.ll. has heen lost or desl royed. anil application has beentnade for a duplicate uf such ccrlilieate.  Notice is hereby given that, such duplicate will be issued  unless cause be shown lo t.he contrary, in writing, within  one month from the date hereof. L  C. .1.  U-.'Cit.'ATT,  K'egislrar e.ieneral.  Land Kegistry Ollice, Victoria. July l_it.li. I8!i:t.  NOTICE.  Kruiii and after the date of this notice, no employee of  lhe Kootenay Lake Telephone Company, Limited, has  authority lo eon tract debts in Hie name (if the company.  All orders I'or goods or supplies inuM. be signed by John  Houston, president, of the companv.  W. K. f KKT/.KI-, secretary.  ��� Nelson, H. (!.. May 1st. ISW.  Slocan Trading & Navigation Company, Ltd.  _~rf��Mir*r,__^^2?,'  NOTICE.  All persons urc hereby warned against, trespassing on  government land (situated in the town of Nelson), by deposit ing rubbish or placing any buildings llioron. anil any  jiorsons who may have already placed any buildings on  said land are reipiested to remove the same not. later  than I he .'fist. October. l.i��.  Mated Nelson. H. e:.. Kith August, ISM.  N.  KIT/STtlHH.S. goveriunenl. .-igenf.  APPLICATION  FOR  LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Nol ice is hereby given thai thirty days from date I intend lo apply to" the stipendiary "magistrate of West.  Koolenay fora license to sell liipioraf mv holel in Trail  ��� Creek district. CIlAIMiKM   Ml'NMKK.  Mated. August llllh, l.!W.  APPLICATION ForI^U^oIrIJcENSE.  Notice is hereby given that, thirty daysaflerdate, 1 in-  leml lo apply lo the stipendiary magistrate of West.  K'ootenav fora license to se I li<t ������<'���* "I my hotel in Trail  Creek district. - H. O'HItlKN.  Mated. August, !lfh, ISSB.  NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.  KASLO MARKET, Front Street.  .PHOIMtlKTOIti.  '  BURNS, McINNES & CO.  wholesale and retail dealers in slock and dressed  meals, have opened iu the Hnrrell. block. Wesl  Milker slreet, NKLSON, and are prepared lo  furnish, in any i|iianlity. beer, pork, million,  veal, bacon, and ham, al I he lowest possible price  FOR  CASH  ONLY.  Orders   Promptly   Filled.  The company's Al passenger and freight steamer  W.  HUNTER  0. L. KSTA imOOI- "Master  LKAVKS NKW MKNVKIt. daily  for  Silverton   (Kour  Mile Citv) end head of Slocan lake, returning lo New  Denver by fi P. M.  KOI! KATKS apply on board.  W. C. Mi;KlNXON, Secretary,  June. L'lsl. ISII.'i. Silverton. H.e:.  SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING.  The general annual meeting of the shareholders of I he  Koolenay Lake Telephone e'ompany. Limited, will be  held at the company's olilee. Houston bloek. Nelson, ou  Mondav. October .nd. IS1BI, al. I o'clock p. in.  ���W. K. TKKTXKL, secretary.  Nelson, It. C August lllth. 1S!��.  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.  JOE _P_^___R_KI_TISr  NELSON, B. C.  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stone-Mason.  Contracts taken for work at all points in West. Koeitcnay  NOTICE.  A sitting of the county court of Koolenay will be  holdcn al, Nelson on Tuesday, the llllll day nf .September,  IS'.I'A '!'��� H. (ilKKIX, Registrar.  Nelson, H.C.. Augusl, 1st. ISIIS.      Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements���St. John Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, William Niven, free miner's certiticate No. III!I7. intend sixty days from the dale hereof to  applv to the gold commissioner for a certiticate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant,  of llie above claim.  And further take not ice thai adverse claims must be  sent lothe mining recorder and action commenced before the issuance of Mich cert illcale of improvements.  Mated lliisatli dav of August, l��:.'i.  WILLIAM N1VKN.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements���Idaho Mineral Claim.  Take notice thtit I, William Niven, free miner's certificate No. 1111)7. intend sixty days from lhe date hereof to  apply to Ihe gold commissioner for a eertillcate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant,  of the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims must be  sent, to the mining recorder and action commenced before Ihc issuance of such certificate) of improvements.  Muted this at h day of August, IS(��.  WILLIAM NIVKN,  m  m  &a  S  ('>;i-.e,-**i THE T.RIBUN'E:   KELSON, B.C., THURSDAY, SEfMAIBEK   14,  im.  GENERAL  AGENT   FOR  1  I  9  time lias brought forth. Tlie propliol  I-Hokiel evidently divined the creation of*  .some such thing tind inveighed tigainstit.  In the thirteenth verse of the xviii chti]>-  ter you will finel the words: '���Thus saith  Llie I.oi'fl God, woe to the women who sew  pillows to till armlioles." 'Mere is a plain  injunction against the balleion.sleeve of  toe lay. It is certainly a pillow sewed on  the tii'iiiliole. The fashion i.s tis disfiguring tis the crinoline!, of which it is the precursor. Logic. a,nd cpniiiion sense tire;  against it.   DANIEL   WEBSTER'S   STORY.  LARIAT   BETTER   THAN   PISTOL.  He  Capital,  Rest,  all paid  up,  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir  DONALD  A.   .SMITH"   Hon. (IKO.  A.  DHIJMMOND..  K.  S. CLOUSTON    President   Vice-l're.Mdent   (iencral .Manager  ANK OF  RITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by lloyul (Hairier  1  Capital (paid up) ��600,000    .  (Willi   power  to  increase.)  Reserve Fund   -   ��260,000    .  ISO..)  $2,920,000  $1,265,332  _sr_n__,so_sr _3_=i-A.3srcs:  N.W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.        ItKAXCIMiri   IN        LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK    CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada..  May and sell Sterling  Kxehange anel  Cable Transfer^  (iH.V.NT CO.M.MKItCIAI, A Mi TICAVKI.I.KIW' CKICIMTS,  available in any part of I ho world.  nuAi't's issukd; uoi.i.kctio.ns maiik; i:tc.  fcAN  I \  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  HA'I'K OK INTKItKST (al presenl) III Per Cent..  'KTELSO-N'   _3_=l_^._tNrC_H_:,  Cor. liaker and Slanley Sts.  N'ADA��� Victoria,    Vancouver,    New  W'estininster. Nanaiino, and Kaniloop:-  KNITKM STATKS-San   Kraneisco.   Portland. Tacoma. and Seattle.  HKAI)   OKKICK:   (Ml   Lombard slreel,   LONDON,   Kn_.  Agents and Correspondents  CANADA���Merchants' Hank of (Jauiiiln anil branches;  Canadian Hank of Coinnieree and branches;  Imperial Hank of Canada anil brunches:  Miilson's Hank and branches;  Hank uf Nova Seolia anel brunches.  b'NITKl) STATKS���Agents Canadian Hank of Common.. New York: Jiank of Nova Scotia,  Chicago: Trailers- National Hank, Spokane.  SAVINGS    DEPARTMENT.  Deposits received   from  ��1   and  upwards and   interest,  allowed (present rate) at :il per cent por annum.  Nelson, July 171 li, IS!W.     CiUANGK V. HOLT. AkoiiI,.  MAIDEN MADNESS;  I lenv-  ie  The American  furore over '"The  only   Twins"   is   just   beginning.  Heavenly   Twins"   is   the   oxtmordinary  title ol* an extrtiorelintiry novel by a lady  who Jiieles   her  identity from the public  behind   the  pseudonym  "-Maelame S.-irnh  ('rand," though her portrait is appearing  in    till    the   illuslraleel   literary   pa.pors.  together with a biographic sketch which  describes her tis tin Irishwoman of Quaker  stock,  who was  married   at sixteen anel  litis  since   traveled   much   anel  who nscil  to  keep t��   notebook   ol"   hor   impressions,  thereby gaining I'or herself the sobritpiet  of "the Kngiish .Marie liashkirtsulV.   "She;  hael already written t.u'e> novels. "Singu-  larly Deluded" and  "Idetila." besides sev-  tM'til   short stories:    but   "The   Heavenly  Twins." which was two years in the writing, wtis hawked about from publisher to  publisher  in   London   until   tit,   last   she  brought out the book in three volumes at  her own expense - anel  htiel   the:   pleasure  of   selling edition   after eelition.   though  the price: amounted  to seven dollars tinel  ti   half.    Some   mouths agf>   negotititions  were completer!  lor tin American edition:  but.   owing   to   financial   difficulties  en-  countereel by the Auirrictin heiusu. it lias  only   lately   been    put   on   the   market.  Already   tiie  papers tire: discussing  both  the author iind   her ideas.    In eirder that  our readers may get an iele-ti of the originality tind bolelness eif the  views the novel  expresses, we give herewith ti serie:s of ox-  tracts.      Here    is    (be   heroine,    Kvnelne  Fray ling, a.s she is', introduced in the lirst  chapter:  "At nineteen. I.vadne lookeel out of  narrow eyes at tin untried world inquiringly. She wanted to know. For genev-  titions knowledge is ;ie-cpiired. or. rather,  instilletl by force in families:���but, einco in  a way. there comes a child who elcintinris  instruction as a right:-anel. in Jier own  family, Kvaelne appears to have been that  child.- Not thtit she often askeel for information. It wtis as if she only rei|ttireel  to-be reminded of things she had learned  before. Silent, sociable, sober, anil sincere, she had walkeel over the' course of  her early education anil gone on far beyond it with such ease thtit those iu authority over her never suspected the: e:x-  tent to which she htiel outstripped them."  .Here is rather a frank 'expression of <a  young woman's thoughts:  "The first feeling of a girl tis happily  situated, healthy-ininiled, tinel physically  strong tis she wtis is bound te> be pleasurable: anel had she been a young man tit  this time she would neit improbably have  sought to heighten and vary her sensations by adding grea tor quantities of alco-  hol to her daily diet: she: would have  grown coarse: of skin by eating more than  she could assimilate: she: woiilel have  sinelled strongly enough of tobacco, as a  rule, te> try the 'endurance of a barmaid:  she would have been anxious about the  fit of coats, fastidious tis to the choice  of ties, epiite impossible in the matter of  trousers, and prone to consider thtit.every  petticoat helel a divinity, or every woman  had her price according to the direction  in which nature had limited her powers  of perception, with a view to the linal  niiiking of her info a- sentimental or a  vicious fool. When she should have been  hard tit work she would have stayed in  bed in the morning Mattering her imagination with visions of the peerless beauties  who wotilel till adore her. and the proud  place she: would conepier in the world:  tinel she would have gone girl-stalking in  earnest probably hael she been ti young  man. Hut being as she. wtis, she got up  early und went to church. It was the one  way she htiel of expressing t,he silent, joy  of her being, anel of intensifying it."  Ilev  maidenly   ideal  and   the concrete  it took tire thus described:  '���'All excitements run to love in women  of  a   certain   Jet   us   not  say  age,  but  youth." says the professor. This passage  indicates exactly the point at which  Kvaelne hael nenv arrived and where she  wa.s oil using.  "Sue certainly entertained the idea, of  marriage at this time. She htiel acquired  a sort of notion from her friends that it  wtis good to marry, tinel her own inclinations seconded the suggestion. She meant  to marry when she shoultl linel the right  man, but the difficulty of choice disturbed  her. She was epiite prepared te> decide  with her mind. .She never took her heart  into consideration, or the possibility of  being overcome by a feeling which is  stronger than reason.  "She made her future husband a subject  of prayer, however. She prayed that he  might be an upright man, that he might  e-ome te> her soon : she even asked for some  sign by which she .should know him.  This wits (luring the morning service in  church one Sunelay. Her thoughts htiel  wandered away from the lesson "that was  being retul te> this subject ol" private devotion, and. as she forinulateel the desire  for ti sign--for some certainty by which  she might know fhe man whom the dear  Lord intended to be her husband���she  looked up. aud. freaii the othe:r side of the  aisle', she: met a glance that abashed her.  She looked away, but her eyes were  drawn back inevitably, iinel this time the  glance of those either eyos eiilighteiieel  her. Her heart, boundeel - her face Mushed.  This was the sign, she' was suve of it. She  had felt nothing like if before, tinel. although she never raised her eyes again,  she thrilled through the rest of the service te> the ceinsrieiusness that there, not  many yarels a way. her future husband sat  tinel sighe;il I'eir lier.  "After the service, the1 subject, of her  tlmuglifs claimed her father's acquaint-  ance. ami wtis iiitreiduced by him to her a.s  major ('oh pi hoi in. lie lookeel about thirty  eight, anel was a big. blonde man. with a  heavy mustache and ti delicate skin that  Hushed easily."  The major, according' to K valine's father  and mother, was till they could desire for  the;ir daughter. To lie- sure. .Mrs. Kray-  ling wrote of him to ti friend: "lie was  rather wild us a young man. I am sorry  to say. but, he litis been epiite frank iibotit.  it all to JMr. Fvayling. anel there is nothing  now we could object tei." But that  ���Kvaelne thought otherwise is shown in  these: passages, immediately after 'the  wee Id ing:  "A.s kvaelne wtis leaving (he room in  her- traveling < I cess, she noticeij some  letters lying em her dressing table, which  she had forgotten, and fiirneil btick to ire t  thoni. They hael come by the morning's  post, but she htiel not opeimel any of them,  .anel now she began to put them into her  pocket one liy one: to read tit her leisure,  glancing at the superscription as she e.liel  se>. One was in a strange and peculiar  hand which she did not recognize, anil  she opened it lirst to see wheiin her correspondent might be. As she: dvew it from  its envelope she glanced tit the signature  and the hist few words, which were uppermost.'and seemed surprised. She knew  the writer by name and reputation very  although  they htiel never met. anel.  heaiso. sending her parents fhe folleiwing  lelegram:  " i)on'(, be1 anxious about nie:. Have re-  ceivcel information about major C'.'s chtir-  iie-ter and past life which does not. satisfy  me tit, all, tind tun geiing neiw to make  further inquiries.    Will write.'"  Here is the explanation Kvaelne: gives  her aunt, when she suddenly appears tit  that Inely's house:  '"I thought'you loveel him,' Iht aunt  ventured after a long pause:.  "���V'es.sexliel I,' Kvadneanswereel. frowning���"but 1 wtis mistaken.    If, was a, mere  affair of the: senses, to he put off by  the  first circumstance  calculated   to cause a  revulsion  of feeling  by lowering him   in  my  estimation���a   thing so  slight   that,  after   reading the letter, as we drove  to  the station���even  so soon!    I   coulel  see  him tis he is.    1   noticed tit once-���but it  was for the first time���I noticed, that, although  hi.s ft ice is   handsome, the expression of it is neit noble at all.'   She shuddered ns at the sight of something repulsive.    "Vou see,'she explained, "my taste  is cultivated to so fine tin extent, I require  something extremely well flavored for the  dish which i.s to be the piece ele re.'-istance  of my life feast.    .My .appetite is delicate,  it requires to be tempted, tind a husband  of that kind, a moral leper'���she broke off  with ti, gesture.spreading her hands, palms  outward, tis if she would   fain put some  horrid ideti far from  her.    'Besides, marrying <i,  man  like  that, allowing him an  assured position iu society, is countenancing vice, tind*���-she glanced round apprehensively, then added in ti fearful whisper  "helping to spread it.  "*Se) long as   women will  forgive tiny-  thing, men will do anything.    S'ou have  it in your power fo set up a high standard  of excellence I'or men tei reach in eirder to  have  the   privilege   of   associating   with  you.    There is  this quality in men, tha.t  they  will  have  the best of everything;  anel  if the best wives tire only to be ob-  tained   by  being worthy of  them,   they  will strive  to   become so.    As it is, how-  'l ever, why should they?    Instead of pun-  ' ishing them for their depravity, you encourage them in it by overlooking'it: and  besides." she tuleleel. "you must know that  there  is   no  past   in   the  matter of vice.  The consequences become hereditary and  continue from   generation te> generation.  " ���Vour husbaiiel was a good man.    Vou  have never thought about what a woman  ought tei do who litis married a bad one ���  in au emergency like mine, that is.    Vou  think 1.should actus women have id ways  been ail vised  to act in such cases, that  I  should  sacrifice myself to  stive  (hat erne:  man's soul.    I take a different view of it.  I see that the world is neit. a bit better lor  centuries of self-sacrifice on the woman's  part and.  therefore.  1  think it i.s time we  tried a more effect mil  plan.    Ami   I   propose, now to sacrifice the man instead of  the" woman."'  Kviidne then enters into a correspondence with her mother, in the ceuirse of  which she writes:  "��� Vou weittld not counsel a son of yours  to marry a society woman of the 'same  character as major ('tile pi hoiin, tind neit her  more e>r less ilegrade.'e!, lor the purpose of  you.   mother?      I  we:  lei'ling sure that the communication must  be something eif importance, she unfolded  the letter tinel read it at once deliberately  froiii beginning to end.  "Wlien she appeared among the guests  again she was pale, her lips were: set. and  she: held her head high. Her mother stiitl  tlie tlear child was quite eiverwrought.  but she saw only what she expected to  see; through her own fear-bediinnied eyes,  antl other people weve differently impressed. They thought Kvaelne was cold  tinel preoccupied when it came to the parting, tinel diel not see-in to feel leaving her  friends at till. .She went out dry-eyed  after kissing her mother, took her seat in  the carriage, bowed polite: but unsmiling  ticknowleelgiiie'iifs to her friends, anel  ''drove oil" with nitijeir (.'olqulmuii with as  little show of ('motion, tinel much the  same air, tis if she- had merely been geiing  somewhere on business anel expee-ted to  return directly."  This calm exterior was very deceptive,  however, fov nei sooner had her husband  left her for a moment at the station than  sJio slipped away, and  fled to her aunt's  reforming  her,   wendd  kneiw you would not.     .And tis a woman's  soul  is e;very bit as  precious as a man's,  one sees what e-tint this talk of refeirina-  tieni is.     Itse.'iMns to me that.such casets as  nitijeir (Jeilepihoun's are for the clergy, who  have both experience tinel authority, tmd  neit  feir yeiung  wives to tackle.    Anil, tit  any rate, although reforming reprobates  may be a very noble ctilliiig, I  dei neit. at  nineteen, feel   that,  I   have tiny vocation  for if: ami   I   would   respectfully suggest  that you. mother, with  your experience,  your known pie:ty, anil  yemr sweet disposition,   would   be it   much   nieire suitable  person to reform nitijeir C'olquhoun than I  should be.    His past life seems to inspire  you with no heirreir; the knowledge of it  makes nie shrink from him.    Mv husband  must be a  Christ-like  man.    I   have very  stremg convictions, you see. on the:.subject,  of   the   stme-tity  anel   responsibilities   of  marriage.    There tire  certain  conditions  which I hold to be essential on both sides.  I hold. also, (hat human beings tire sacreel  and capable eif deep elesee-rtition. ami thtit  marriage,   their  closest  bond,   i.s stie-retl.  teio, the holiest relationship in  life, antl  one:  which  shoulel  einly be entered  upein  with  the grea-test cure and  in   the most  reverent spirit.    Kven when I think of it  in  the  lower anel   more ordinary way.  I  find   the  same:   conclusions   forces   itsell  upon   ine.    Fov there certainly is no  rei-  inunce in   marrying a man old' alreaely in  every enieition. between whom tinel nie (he  recollection eif some either wonitiii  would  be   forever   intruding.      .My   whole:   seiul  sickens,-it the possibility, .'in'el I think that  if must have been women  old in emotion  themselves who lirst tolerated the stale-  ness eif such lovers.'"  The: upshot of it wa.s flint, to stive' ap-  pe'nranees, Kvadne consented lei live: ";i.~  breither und sister"' with her husband,  who had be.-eii oreleri'd fo .Malta. Bui she  relaxed no jot, nor tittle of her slricl. ael-  hereMice- tei he-r vie:ws. which naturally led  her iiili> many strange predicaments.  And the worst conies when she. still liv-  ingein phi tonic terms wilh her husbaiiel,  meets a man wilh whom she tails in love.  The Balloon  Sleeve Craze.  Next fo fhe crinoline idiocy, the incoming balloon sleeve is the most senseless  piece eif feminine fancy that fhe-modern  Tells How a Cunniny Old Lawyer was  Beaten by His Own TucLics.  One e> ven ing at a. convivial party Daniel  Webster anel other elistingiiisheil lawyers  were presenl,. tind the conversation happened fo turn on the:' legal profession.  ���'When I was ti young practitioner," said  Air. Webster, "there! wus hut erne: man at  the: New I liiinpshirt; bar eif wheiin I was  afraid, and that was old Btirnaby. There:  were hut few men who (hired to enter the  lists with him. Ou one occasion Hurnuby  was employee I to defend the title tei a  piece of land, his opponent being tt little,  mean, cunning lawyer named Bruce.  Bruce's case was looked upon tis geieiel tis  lost when it was ascertained that Barnabv  on   for  trial,   tinel    Barnaby   found   thtit,  Bruce had workeel bard tinel left nei stone:  unturned tei gain the victory.    The testimony  for the plaintiff was very strong,  and unless it could be impeached the case  of the defendant was lost.   The principal  witness intreiduce:d  by the plaintiff wore  ti red ceitit. In .summing up for the defense  eilel Btiriiiiby commenced a furious attack  on the: witness, pulling his testimony till  to pieces, and appealing to the jury if a  man who wore a reel  coat was, under any  circumstances, to he believed.   "And who  is this red-coated witness,' exclaimed Barnaby, "but ti descendant of our common  enemy, who has striven to take i'reim us  our liberty and  who would  neit hesitate  now to deprive any poor man of his land  by making any sort of a red-coated statement."  "During his speech Bruce was walking  up and down the bar greatly excited and  convinced thtit his case was gone, knowing  tis he did the prejudice of the jury against  anything British.    While, however, Barnaby wtis gesticulating and leaning forward  to fhe jury in   hi.s eloquent appeal  his shirt bosom opened slightly, tind Bruce  accidenfly discovered that Barnaby wore  a  red  undershirt.     Bruce's countenance  brightened up.     Putting both hands in his  coat pockets he walked  to the  bar with  great .confidence, to the astonishment of  his client tind till onlookers.    Just as Barnaby concluded   Bruce whispered  in the  oar of his client:    "I've got him your case  is safe!" ami approaching the jury heeom-  inonci;d   his   reply   to   the   slaughtering  argument of hi.s adversary.    Bruce gave  ji  reguhir history of flic tincesfry of his  rod-coated witness, proving his patriotism  and dovotiein tei the e:ountry iind his character for truth antl veracity.    "But what,  gentlemen of the jury.' broke forth Bruce  iu  a leiuel strain  of oloitqence. while his  eyes Mashed lire, "what are you  to expect  of a nitiii   who  stands  here  to defend a  cause btisctl on   no Inundation of right or  justice whatever: of a  man   whei undertakes   to destroy  our  testimony  on   the  ground that my witness wears a reel coat,  when,   gentlemen   of   the   jury -when������  when, gentlemen of the jury'���here Bruce  nitiele ti spring, tinel catching Barnaby by  the bosom of his shirt, tore if open, displaying his reel   Manuel���"when  Mv.  Barnaby himself wears a red Manuel ceitit e-eui-  e-ealeel under a blue one'?'  "The eil'ect wiis eli:cfrical. Barnaby  wtis beaten at his own game, tinel Bruce1  gaineel the case."  A   Nevada   Duel   In   Which    One    Comtoatant  Was Drag-g-ed to Death.  A uni(|iie and  terrible duel was fought  recently em    Dunphy's cattle ranch near  Carl in,   Nevada,  says  the San   Kraucise-e)  Kxaniiner.      (Jeorge     Mice   anel    Wesley  llickersein. fwei cowboys,  were;   fhe   principals, beifh having been  friends for some  time.    During the! evening Hice anel Hick-  ersoii   began   playing  pranks  on one ttn-  eifhcr.    Hickersem   went   tei   Bice's  bunk,  took his pistol, anel threw it inteia stream  running clo.se by.   Thereupon Bice swung  hi.s lasso anel e-alight llickersein, dee-hiring  In:  would   drag  him   info   the  creek ami  hold him there' until he found the pistol.  He was prevailed upon by his com pan ions,  however, ,to release Ilickerson.    lie then  said   he  would   ejuit work tind  leave  tlie  ranch.     He  tinel   Ilickerson' sat down tei  figure up how much money they had beir-  rowed   from   eir  leitineel  tei  each either at  different  times and   tei settle   up.    This  matter   was adjusted tiniicably tinel  they  agreed    to   call   it .till   square,  tind   Bice  mounted his horse to ride into town for  the purpose of seeing the feiremnn tinel to  notify  him  of his  intention to leave his  service tintl receive Avhat was elite him.  lie  hael  covered   perhaps  half the distil nee to town, when, for sejine reason, he  wheeled   his  horse ami  started  back towards the camp.    It is presumed lie had  thought the   inatter over and concluded  not fo  epiit  work,     ilickerson   saw   him  coming, when, without a word fo his companions, he mounted his horse and started  out to meet Bice.   They advanced  until  within   about  fifty yards of each other,  when   Ilickerson   pulled   his revolver and  commenced    firing.      Bice   leaned    over  on     the     opposite   side   of    hi.s   horse,  Indian fashion, and began circling around  Ilickerson. at the same time undoing his  lasso, anil kept gradually drawing nearer  Lo Hickerson.    Ilickerson had fired three  times at his opponent, but owing to B.ico's  inanteuvres hud failed to hit either horse  or   rider.     In   the   meantime   Bice   had  drawn close enough  to his assailant.    He  straightened up in his saddle, whirled his  lariat; around  his  head, tinel  iu a second  the lariat had settled around his victim's  body, and Bice was wildly dashing teiward  the cam]), elrtigging his neiw helpless man  over the rocks and through the sagebrush.  The men in the cam]) wore horror-stricken  at the sight, and before they could  rush  to the assistance of the poor fellow Bice  had reached  the camp.    It was but  fhe  work of a moment tei unelei the: lasso, and  it took  but ti glance tit fhe bruised tmd  battered  face of the unfortunate .veiling  nian to tell  thtit, life wtis extinct,    liice.  however, coulel   neit believe thtit his victim wtis dead, tinel wanted te> ride into the  town for ti doctor, but one of the cowboys  said fhe best thing tei elei wtis  to seiiel for  the foreman aud the sheriff:  Bice said: "If you are going te> send  for that gang I think I will be making  myself scarce around tlmse parts." lie  immediately put spurs to his heirse iinel  shouted as he started: "I am going to  the Heel House, boys, and you can finel nie  there."  As soem as the news of the tragedy was  received deputy sheriffs started for the  scene of the killing ami the Bed House  ranch. They returned saying Bice htiel  not been near the- Beel House and that ne>  trace of him coulel be found.  The jury returned a verdict thtit llick-  ei'son'sdeath was catiset! by beingdraggeel  by a lariat in the hands of d'eorgc Bice:.  They neither cxeinorat eel nor blamcel Bice.  ILVER KING  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.  hooms ���������ii:st-c:j,.\.s.s.  ltA'I'KS MODKKATK  At Corner Baker and W"ard Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUI'PI.IKI) WITH  TIIK  HKST HliAXPb' OK ALL  ICLVDS OK WIN"���"�����>. LIQUOKS, AND CIGARS.  Farewell to the Teaspoon,  teaspoon   lias been  banished  The: teaspoon lias iie'en iitinislieel li'emi  the; table eif the ultra, elegant.'' Its use  has long been I'orbielelen to assist in eal.iiij"*  any sort of kernel nnd soft vegetables,  .but it sui'vivoel fov a. time tis tin aitl tei  consuming what eiur #ra,ndniotlier.s calle-el  "sauce." and for certain, de-erts of a  custard nature, eir ices ami ie-e cream.  Now its employment -is cousideroel. by  fashionable women, "worst! than wickeel ���  vulvar." Hereafter, we must pick at till  theise yielding, gedtitineius and ehisivesub-  stane-es with a little I'eirk. The teaspoon  i.s I'usti'icteid  to the teacup and that only.  Acted According to Orders.  All Irishman, having enlisti:il in ae-av-  alry regiment, wtis unilergoingtill the heir-  reirs of learning' to ride;, when his heirse  threw him over its licnel. Accoreling tei  custom, the si'i-geant whei wa.s .superintending the rieling lesson e-alleel out: "I'ttt  .Murphy, did vein receive' orelers tei dismount?"' "I did. sow." said I'at. "Where'  from?*' bawled (he sergeant. "I'Yean  liiiiel(|uarters, seirr," wtis I'tit's grinning  reply.  Johnny's  Opinion Differed.  Teacher: ".John, suppose I were tei  shoot at a tree with live birds em it. anel  kill three, how many wemld be left?"  John:    "Three, sir."  Teacher: "No; two wemlel be left, .vein  ignoramus."  ���John: No: there wouldn't though. The  three; shot wemld be: le.'l't. and the other  t.wei wemld be; Hied away."  Teacher:    "Take your scat, .lohn."  rand Central  HOTEL  JOHN F. WARD [FRONT STREET  MANAGER,     j    KASLO, B. C.  Special Attention to Miners.  OOTENAY  HOTEL  Situate on Vernon  Street, Near Josephine.  The Hotel Overlooks  The Kootenay.  Its Guests can Obtain  Splendid Views  ot Both the  Mountains and River.  Axel Johnson, Proprietor  THE ROOMS    !    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N'eith-i? i,. Iierdiy xivru Unit I In ire- will )����� an e-xl rimrili-  iniry K'-nrrnl mi'ittiiiK nf lhe- -Iiiip-IioIiIits nf llir Kind-  rimy Luke: TcIi-|iIi<>ii<- ('iiiii|iiuiy, Liniiti-il.nl the- eillhe-nf  Uii- i-(iiii|iiiny in Nelson mi Miiniliiy, Se-|ilcnilii'i- -.'."pIIi. IS!G.  nl -Jn'i-locU |i. in., In ratify tin- in'tleni of Uii- ilire-e-leir.- in  ili-|ioMiiK of a port inn nf the lini-s nf the: e-eiin|iiinv.  W. K. TKKTXKI., M-i-ie-tiirv.  NYlMiii, It. ('.. Antfii.-I -tlth. ISICI.  Special Attention to Miners.  THE BAR IS FIRST-CLASS.  International  HOTEL  Corner of West Vernon  and Stanley Streets  NELSON,   B. C.  First-Class in Everything'.  THE INTERNATIONAL has a Comfortably Furnished Parlor i'or  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  In Stocked with Choice Imported and Domestic Wines. Liquors and  Cigars.  HEGRAND  HOTEL  HANSEN & BLOOMBERG  Proprietors.  TIIK CI.H.--KST IIOTKL,  iu NYI--ini In I hi- SI e-ani- j  linal   l.iuiiling. i  TIIK HAL' CAIiltlKSTIIK  Hi--t Hnuiils of Lii|iinrs  ami Cipirs.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one-of tlie lies! hotels in Toinl Mountain ilistrh-t, ami  is thu ht'iulciuarlors for |irips|ii'c-iors ami  working   miner-.  MALONE   &    TREGILLUS,   Props.  fc��5!3i  m  m  !^:-$^  MMIMpitfl^^ TI-TE  TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER   U,  18!  '3.  THIS    WEEK'S    NEW     ADVERTISEMENTS.  (1. 0. IiiK.lin.ii.iii, N't-1-eni -Luinljur.  (Jorinan West and K. H. Ilm-per, Hi-nr L,ike Ciiy Bn���  ine->s opening.  F. SI. Mel.cud, Vclson���Vol ii-e- of -ale-ol ie-.il piopeilj.  C. SV. Jlu-k. Halfour��� 'riitiruii^lilin-el eleiK Im -ale.  James Milker, pro\ mcml s-e.i.L.iry. Victorm N'otiee-  delliiintj houiicl.iriL-. ol Trout  Laki- mining (lo isitw.  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Report'-   of   disturbance^    by   Indians  eome Iroin llie N.illej of Ivootun.ij rne-r. TIil-j ^i-i-iii lo  art. as if -uLtlcr-. Inul mi ritfliN uiii Mi i*--.|if,-tni_r.    A l.u  (losus of i-olel lend niiK'lil li.ne -i KHOlI ulll'Ll.  .V   (ire  on the   moriiinic of   the .">tli de-  stroyt-il-OU.OOII I'l-l-L ot liimhui' in Ui.jiuvl eif tin: Hidden  .-uwihill.    Loss e-ovoreet hy insiiriiiiL-o.  Fo vest fires have caused .so much smoke  to settle on the: lake.' in the vieinitynf ICaslo that il is ilif-  lieailt. nl. limes in lliiil. town lo dodge a creditor.  Professor C'een'tfc (J. Tilden of the school  eif mines, (,'olilon, Coloraele). is rinakiiiK a lour of. I lie  Slocan mines in company with K. Al. Chaelhourne of  Nelson;  ..���;���.���'  Tlio Pilot Bay .smelter people have  thrown up tlieir hemils on the Hrennaiid anil linss.II  groups of mineral e:ltiiins in llio ICaslo elistriel on iieeonnt  of the lo��' prieo and iinoertaiiiLy of���':silver.  The timber lires tilou^; the Kaslo-Xew  Denver Wilson rouil have, in inany places hnrneil the:  ui'ilihiiiK "I --'"-' side eif the road, rendering thai tliiii'uiiifli-  fare rai lier uii.-afo in places until il is rep.ihcd.  (ieorge Hughes has struck a  streak of  ore in the' .Mountain Chief mine, I wo in les from New  Denver, whii-h assays ovi:rliniillouiici:s >ih er to the ton.  It   is   reported   that    the   government  nifcnt has oreleruel work e-onunciii-ed on a wharf nl, New  Denver. It isto he ei'i.-i-led al llie. most exposed point in  front of Ihe (own, a point, nt, which sLcnnilionl men Miy  a bout, cannot make a landing when Ihe wind blows. l'f  built al, thai, point, the wharf would he jiriu-lii-ally  valuoloss.  .John I*1. Stevens, one of the finest civil  engineers in the west, anel one of lhe elososl-iiioullmel  i-milidential men in the employ of "Jim" Hill ofthe-  (treat. Northern railway, was.-,ecn in Kaslo the; early part  of lhe week, anel minor saitli he look a I rip over I he line  ofthe l.nslri & Slocan railway. What siynilie-ance this  may have is ilillieult. io ennjeetiire, bin lhe facts are  that, a (ii_fil, Norlhern man hits oeen expee-teit for some  . time, while maps ami prolile.-sof (.heroael were forwardeel  lo the lieadi|Uiirti:rs of the Ureal Northern some time  since.  A. B. Irwin, who for several  years litis  heen iiuimigei' of the Spoknne Cab Company, the elisl.riel  inesseng-er service, and lately chie-f clerk anil iniumKor of  the IIoiol Spokane, i.s now id. Kuslo in i.he i:np;u:ily ol  seerelary of l.lic \\ iishiui<i.on .\I ininx Company.  The wife  of sherill"  Redgrave died  tit  Jlonalel on Lhe Hnl instant, ntfed (il! yeiirs. The: elceeased  was a iiaLive of London. Kngland, anil hael folleiwed the  Viiricel feirtlines of her husbaiiel for forty-four years, living in Australia, Africa, tlie Lnileel .Stales, aim Canada.  .1. .1. .Barclay still holds down his position in lhe busteel liurke bank at Kaslo. Marelay say.-  since .1. F. I'l^gotl lefL there iire no more confo'iinded  Yankees eonneclcel with that insl.it nt ion nnd he is happy.  Occasionally language i.s used on Baker  slreet. until for the ears of women and chililrcn. The  men uttering the language are' always drunk, anil it is  the duty of those making thum drunk Lo see to iL that  otf'ensive language is uttered heyonel ihe hearing of  pussers-by.  The government stile of lots at Nelson  will be iinnounceel next week. It is likely (hat Ihc number ollereil will not exceed twenty-four,' in addition to  those on which ������squatters" have erected buildings. The  lots selected are in dill'erent portions of the townsite anil  are till eligible sites for resiliences. "Mob" Lemon and  the eelifor of Tin-: Tunic.si-: have elecieleil to hid on lots in  the same block, its they both intend Lo make Nelson their  ]!Orinanenl home and desire lo it well iu peace anel unilv  iis near neighbors.  .Rev. 1'].  Robson of Victoria will preach  iu llarreU's hall on Sunday evening, ami lecture ou Alon-  ehiy evening on "Pioneer Life in liritish Columbia.-' l-'cw  men are better titled to speak on the above subject, as he  landed in the province more than thirty yeai-sago.  .Major .'"Joe"   Barnes,   -who   was   until  lately in the employ of Uncle Sam as a customs inspector  at the boundaiy line at liykert's, dropped down to Nelson  this week on the State of Idaho. He says that he i.s now  engaged hi merchandising at the boundary line, anil that  he is glad of iL, for an income deri veil from politics i.s Loo  uncurtain. Major Harnes has an old and intimate friend  iu the United States .senate, in the person of Frank 1'oL-  tigrew of South Dakota. .Senator Hettigrew rocoiiLlv  wrote him not logive up all hope in regarit to silver, as  the silver men in the senate were making a strong light.  Contractors McPliee cfc Whitesieleexpeet  to turn over the new com.-house next weok. They have  done'a good job. and the pity is that the.building is so  small���there being barely room enough in the court-room  to seat one hundred people.  "The Kootenai Mining c. Development  Company. Limited .Liability,'" mis been incorporated  under the laws of liritish Columbia. The capital of the  company is Sl.OOO.lMKl, divided into one million shares of  SI each. The head olilee is lo be ut Ainsworth, with a  branch ofiicc at Minneapolis, Minnesota. The provisional trustees are Willis Maker of Minneapolis, and .1. M.  McArthur nnd Thomas .I. Lenilruin of Ainsworth.  X. Fitzstubbs, government agent, re-  returned to Nelson on Wednesday from a trip to Nakusp,  Xew Denver, and Kaslo. He reports the Now Denver  wagon, road graders strung'out a mile lo the west of  Three Forks anel right-of-way anel bridge men still farther  advanced. "He also says that men have been put to work  repairing the��� wagon road east from Watson, the expense  to bo shared by the government anil the teamsters,  (teorgc Hughes representing the latter.  ������Alt"'    Woods,   a   printer  and   placer  miner, who has made his heiideiuarters at Nelson since  early least spring, leaves this week for Toronto, a place  where placer mines are unknown, but where print shops  arc more numerous than in the lCootcnay country. Mr.  Woods will take in the World's l-'air en route, aiid will  probably engage in a newspaper venture on his return to  Toronto.  Born, at the AVhite House, in Washington, I). C, on the Utli instant, to the wifeof Grover Cleveland, ti (laughter: weight '.U pounds.  .). T. Wilkinson, the ���'oii-the-wing-man'*  of ihe Vancouver World. Hilled over Nelson today, coming by way of Nakusp. New Denver, and Kaslo.  E. V. Suydtini. a mining and mill man of  experience, was in Nelson litis week for the first time  since coming to the country from Colorado last spring.  lie has faith in tho country, am! says that if American  capitalists could only be made understand that their  property rights woulei be safeguarded here, much inmiev  would soon be directed ibis way.  W. C. Ward of Victoria, inspector of  the branches of the Hank of liritish Columbia in this  province, was in Nelson this week looking over the hooks  of the Nelson branch. Kvery thing mii-l have been found  .straight as a string, for tin: genial manager and liUall'a-  bluslatl'all appear as if their salaries had been raised.  Mr. Ward left for Llie coast today. He was accompanied  on the trip by his brother. Hubert Ward of Victoria, anil  I. li. Fisher of New Westminster.  'WHERE'S   TOM   COLLINS?"  Tom Shows up and Answers tlie Question  Himself.  Week before last the intimates of Tom  Collins, missing him from his usual haunts,  began making inquire-, ,'is to his whoic-  abouts; they were fearful f lititan accident  had befallen him. No one could answer  the anxious inquiries satisfactorily, and a  searching party wtis being organi/.ed when  he reappeared on the stiect- of llio only  town in Ktioienay (hal litis ti '"Silver  King" to back it up. ,    ,  .Tom.litis lived a number of-years in the  Ivootenay  country, on  both sides of  the  international boundary, tind   is chock full  of legendary lore regarding���'' host (Jabiii"  (nines tind ������Death' Valley" (oiles.    Along  in the sixties,one of the best known men  in I lie Wild .Horse'Creek eonntry, in Kast  Ivootenay,     \va,s'"' "Ton vine   Jim my,"    a  nanie that has stuck   to him to this elay.  Twenty-odd  years ago,   while searching  for. placer gold in one of the creeks that  empties  into Kootenay river about four  miles  below the   foot of  Kootenay lake.  ���'I'etivine" ran across a ledge thtit carried  whti t he then believed tei be black sulphur-  ets of silver.    IJeing comparatively poor,  " I'etivine" could  not prose   the worth ol'  the lind himself, tinel he wtis unable to enlist the aid of capital in tiny silver mining  venture  in  tin  inaccessible country  like  British   Columbia..    A.  short   time afterwards, becoming tired of prospecting and  mining,   lie  settled  down on ti ranch  on  Little Spokane river, tit no groat distance  from   Spoktuie.     There.!   he   accumulated  riches, but til ways dreamed of returning  to Kootenay to relocate his early-day discovery.  In his wtiiielerings, Tom Collins heard  the story of '" Pea vine's" discovery, tinel he  also awaited the day when he coulel  search I'or it. In July last he epiietly left  Nelson by steamer, and wa.s landed tit the  mouth of the creek on which the lost lode  was stiid to be. He hired two Indians to  pack his supplies and a start wtis made.  The Indians had only got four miles on  the way when they struck for higher  Tom   gave   them   tl  resorvti-  ic   price1  asked  for, but with the  mental  tion   that.he   would   only  pay t  first agreed   on.    The   undergrowth  a nei  brush tind  fallen timber make the ascent,  of t he mountain along the creek dillicult.  and tit tho eml   of the third day the Indians were so footsore Unit they refused  to go farther.    After a somewhat hetitei  wrangle;, in w liich Tom was called a "liar"  in   Kootenay   tind   the   inelians   blankety  blanked   rascals   in   Knglisli.   the Iiielituis  accepted   the   wages first   tig iced on  tine  departed,   le-aving'  Tom. as  he   suppose!  within  ti   few miles of llie lost btinair/.a.  but in reality le^-s than liftcen miles from  the. starting   place   on    Kootenay.   lake.  Tom  managed  to pack  the supplies to a,  a good camping place, and the following  tliree ''weeks   wore'-spent  in   hunting for  "Poiivinc J iinmy's".lost, li-id^c tind in prospecting, the hca.d waters'of ISoulder cree"  The led go ��� wtis" found on '��� a small crook  tliat empties in to Moulder creek I'reim the  south; but instead of benign, big beiiian/.u  of black sulphurets,, it .wa.s a small showing of low-grade galena. The ground htn  been staked in ISlll, tind a.,short fiiiine  rt'iii on the ledge, but the Iti.tteiwlay discoverers had'evidently abandoneil it.  Tom had his usual htiir-brcndth escapes,  tit one time being sus-peiide.'d lifty feed, in  midair, his heeds pointing heaven wards  tinel his' head downwards, the lO-pound  pack on his back acting as ballast. lie  was rescued from his perilous position by  two prospectors who hppened to hear his  appeals to the .Almighty.  Ushers Both Ways.  All the world's a stage a.nd  all  the  doc-  tors merely ushers.  SM1STS   AND  1 ��5  A la rt  wages.  tie   tulvanco  There is a splendid opening at Bear  Lake City for anyone who will open a  general store. One hundred men are  now employed in the mines in the immediate vicinity, and the forces will  soon be doubled. Contracts have been  let for hauling ore from the Washington  and Dardanelles mines, with headquarters for the packers and teamsters  at Bear Lake City, where the necessary  barns, stables', etc., are being erected.  Hayes & Kane have twenty men making a trail to the Miner Boy mine. The  Lucky Jim is being worked. The silver  question cuts no figure with the Bear  Lake mines. None of them are idle.  This notice applies only to merchants  who are prepared to carry a full and  complete stock of general merchandise.  Come and investigate for yourself. For  further information address  GORMAN WEST,  or FRANK  B. HARPER.  Bear Lake City, B. C.  Co_\ Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  anil coni|ilclc slen-.k nf tlie; Icneling- lines of  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description  atf.V.'  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  �� A large iinel e-omplcto slock of  WALL PAPER  THE FIRST COPIES  or  PERRY'S MINIM MAP  Arrive in Nelson the Coming Week.   Leave  Orders at the C. &��� IC. S. N. Co.'s Ofiiee.  Dinihg^-Rcbrn  is nnu- nnilci- the mimasxi-nicnt of  vTOZ-_T_INJ-ZE1. (__fI_LX_  (lately slcu-iinl on llie steamer Xelson).  tiKi:  it I.s,  thill  Lht;  The Arrow Lake Hor, Springs.  Tlio hot springs on {'\i]>er .Arrow-  tiro Ijoe-oiiiingjiuile ti rusor. Tor invt  it nd it' iU'e.'oiiitiiodtitioiis. woro o roe.- toe I  iiiiinbor U'etulel he Itii-p'ly ine-rctise^el  i.s roportod thtit Hohort SiMnlorson,  owner of the land tieljtie-eiit. is milking  preparations to build a hotel: also, that  piles are beiiitf driven for a wharf. '.John  iMoMillan loft Nelson on Tnosdiiy for K_v-  olstoko, with tlie intention of purchasing  lumber for si storo building. Tho Kevel-  stoko boat touches at the springs etn both  Jier up nnd down trips, tintl a huiir  people woro camped there hist week.  A full stock of lumlicr rough and ilressoel. Shingles,  lallis, sasli, (lours, mouldings, etc. Three carloaels "dry.  clear Iir Mooring anil coiling I'or sale al lowest rates. '  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  D. GILLIS, Agent.  OFFERS  WANTED.  I will sell my I'our-yeiir-ftlil St. Bernard dog " Unit us"  to I lie highest i.iisuniililciilt'ci'riii- cash down lliat reaches  me liy the-DI h instant, lie is of gentle dis|iosii ion and  in good soiinel condition.    Weight. luS |ioumls.  C.  W.  MI.'SIC.  Halfuiir. H. C. Scplcmhcr lillli, l����.  l-'rom tin's time on an cll'orl will ho iuiiiIo lo make I lie.  Xelson ;i resort I'or husiiiess and mining men. as everything iihtainahle in season will he procured.  Kales���Single nienls. /Ill ccnls: day hoard. SS a week.  Boys, Give "Jack" a Call.  NOTICE.  I red  Ten Miles to be Built.  Kngineer Stewart aud his men have  boon ordered from .Vol.son to Hovelstoke.  At Nelson, thoy woro engaged in locating  iind cross-sectioning the lino between  .Nelson and Kootenay hike. a. distance of  twenty miles. At Hovelstoke, thoy will  bo engaged on the Arrow hike branch, ton  jnilos of which is to ho. graded this fall,  tenders for the work being called for, to  bo in by noon on Wednesday last.  To Augustus Carney anil Alheil I'.arrell of the Kootemiy  IliMriet of I In I isl i (.'ul ii n i liiii.ii in I .Slrnuss ,S: ('o. of t In-  city of Vii-tnriii in said pruviin-r. (!. s. .\lc('onlicll. of  the city of Vancouver in said province, Ihc. Hank of  .Montreal ill Nelson, liritish (. oluinhia. anil (teorgc  W. l.'icharilson of llie .-aul town of .Nelson, assignee  for the- lieiiclil of creililors of ('arui-y ,y Karri-I I.  Notice is hereby given ttial under mid by virtue of a  power of side conlaini.'d in a ci.-rl.-iin indent ore of mortgage hearing dale the I wenly-llflh day of Niiveinlu-r. in  Hit; year of our l.oril one tuoiiMiuii eight hundred anil  ninety-two. anil registered iu llie ollice for the registration of deeds in the city of Victoria, iu the province of  liritish lolunibia, in charge hook volume I:.', loiio II, anil  numbered Ki.Siio. iind made between tliesaid Augustus  (,'arney and Albert. llnrrcM of the one part anil .Miilcolm  Alclniies and I'alrick liiirns, therein ili.-scribcd as ol the  luu-ii of Calgary in tin; distriel of AI lier a, oiieof the Canadian Norlliwesl lerrilorii.-s. of thesocoiitl part, there will  I'or the purpose of sal i.-l'ying I lie moneys secured liy said  mortgage, ilel'null having iii.-en made in the payment  thereol, oe sold at public unction at I he promises Herein  below elescribcd on Sal unlay, the fiiuriceulh d:iy of  October. A. I). IS'.l'A. ill ten o'clock in the forenoon' the  lands and promises incnlioncd and described in said in-  elcnfure ol mortgage as follows: "All those lots of land  " situale in saifl town of Ni'lson, and numbered lots two  "and Ihree in block twelve, as saiil tuts and block are  " marked on I on t lie ollicial map or plan of I he said town  " of Nelson." together with lhe buildings nnd iuiprove-  nienls thereon, iinel rights and privileges anil appurtenances to the same belonging.  Dated, this Ili-sl day ol 'September, A. I). IK!l.'(.  I-'.  M. .MirU-'OlJ  of Ncl.-on. II.C, solicitor for mortgagees.  Just received a consignment  of Fall and Winter Scotch Suitings and Trouserings, also Worsted Overcoatings.  IB"1,  J\   SQUIBE,  Corner Ward and linker SI reel.-.  ��� /fyf^-^.  Complete stocks of all lines  of general merchandise (except  hardware) can be found at Gk A.  BIGELOW & CO.'S, Bast Baker  Street, NELSON.   Liquors and  at wholesale only.    Agents for Anheuser-  >t. Louis) "beer, the best made in America.  GENERAL MERCHANTS.  In anticipation of the increased demand for g-oods that will follow the  opening' up of the famous Silver King- mine, and having1 implicit faith in  the future prosperity of Kootenay in general, and of Nelson in particular,  we have been steadily increasing our stock, and have at present the most  complete assortment of general merchandise in the interior of British  Columbia.    Call and  see us and  compare prices.  SPECIAL  BARGAINS  IN  THE  DRY GOODS   DEPARTMENT.  Smal  l^ueryt^ir?^ in thr> /T\_sical  Ci'qc?.  /Issoi-tmeQt   of  T��yS   Coii"-?   at   20  Daily and   U/eel^ly  papery  and   /Ha^azipes.  per  qei?t   Diseoui}-;,   to   prepare?  for  J\/eu/   Stoe*^.  J-loiistoi? bloe^, jtfelsol?  "IPJEiOiTT  STEEET,  KASLO.  apdware, Iron and Steel,  MINING   COMPANIES,   MINERS,   AND   PROSPECTORS   FURNISHED   WITH   SUPPLIES.  _R_h_-V"___X.STO_-_Z_3  ___-isr_D     _N"_A._S:TJ^S_E,  GROCERIES,  HARDWARE,  TRAIL, B. C.���The gateway for Trail Creek's rich Gold Mines and the chosen site  for the Pyritic' Smelter. We are bringing in goods from Canada and the United  States, having the best transportation facilities of any town in West Kootenay  District, we cannot be undersold. Miners' Supplies and General Merchandise by the  pound or ton. ALEX  j^-^  Prospectors' Outfits a Specialty.  JAS. M. STEWART.  POST   OFFICE  RING BOOTS.  FISHERMEN'S  BOOTS.  STORE.  KANGAROO  SHOES.  FINE TANNED SHOES.  Quilts, Blankets, and Iron-Clad Clothing1;   also a Fine Line of Pipes.  All kinds of Blank Books and  Office Stationery and Supplies.  Another Shipment of Ore.  Another   -10-ton   lot   of    ore   h:o  shi]i\>ei  worth.  men  from   tlie  So.  1   mine tit,  Ains-  JL goes to tlio Tacoma Mueller.  NOTICE.  NutiiM! i�� lirrirliy tfiu'n Ilml ;in iiilililinniil miniiij,' n:-  i.'uriliiiK ilivisiuii in tin; Wi!.-i Kiinliniiiy uli-i-ioml rli.sirii'l  Inis l)i!i!ii i:.-i|;ililislii!il uilliin tin- I'ollmviiitf liiniiiil.'iries.  iiiiiiii.ply :  (i. 'I'i'iiiiI I.11U1' .Aiiilri:u- ('liirti, rcrnrrlcr: I'niiiiiiciirinn  nl ;i iiiiint ci'kIiI mill's from wImti! Ilir i.iirilu I'i\cr lc;i\<-s  'I'roni. Inki!, incliiiliiiK 'in! Inml mi nil .���"irimiii.- Miming  lulu such iini'iinii nf llie I.nnlii rivnr, mul on till llu:  sin in 11 is mul rivers llou iiiK inlo Trip in Inki-.  NnliiM! is nlso ^ivim Ilml llu- limils nf (hi! I.nnlriiu  miniliK ri'fiiriliiiK division, ns di'liimil on Ihc .'Ullli dny of  .\liiy, lWI.'f, iiri! iill.nri'd li,v cxi'liidiiitf llmsi! porl ions of iln-  division 110H' I'onlniiii'd uilliin IIki nl'nri.'snid 'I'roni l.nUo  division. JA.MIW   HAKKii.  I'roviiwinl Krcrrlnry nnd .Mi 11 isl it of Ali lies,  rrnvini'liil Sfcrt'lar.v'n (Mllw, 7Ili .ShjiIciiiUt. ItsSKI.  If you want to feel comfortable  these hot clays, go to the Nelson Shoe Store and buy a pair  of easy shoes for hot weather.  linker siri!i'l. nl isist mid of liriiiKi'. Xi.dsiin.  from nnd iiI'Iit  iinri'il lo ntli-iid lo  nl Ihc (Mll|porl of  dlllii's.  .Inly Isl  I lie undersigned will lie  pre-  ;p 11 eon.-iKiinienls of p 1111 Is 11 mi el in I lei  Nelson, H. (!., for iiiiyiiiiinl of ens-  C. HAMBER, Nelson, B. C.  The great silver-copper mines on TOAD MOUNTAIN are to be worked, and as  FREDERICTON townsite adjoins the DANDY MINE, and is but 350 feet distant from  the SILVER KING, it must be the location of the supply point for these mines. It is  also- midway between Nelson and the PLACER AND GOLD QUARTZ MINES on  Hall Creek. A limited number of lots in this townsite are now on the market, at prices  ranging from $100 to $200 a lot. Terms: One-third cash, balance in three and six  months.   Apply to any real estate agent in Nelson, or to  A. H. KELLY, General Agent,  July 15th, 1893. Grandview Hotel, Fredericton, B. C.  fi


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