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 tt&v  *M*  mm  %&���.  ���',"jS-"Vui:'  :*3  6feb 94  ! Provincial Library  Presents an Unequalled Field for the Developer  of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,  Copper, Lead, and Zinc, as Well as for  the Investor in Producing Mines.  SECOND  YEAR.-NO  42.  <\ .        O r  r- *       X-  i i ���*�� v    OrP ' "    -n ���      "    '    \\  NELSON   BRITISH COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8,  1.894.  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make  the  Mining  Camps  and  Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the  Year   Round.  TWO DOLLARS A YEAR.  MINING  NEWS   OP  THE WEEK.  CANADIANS WHO ARE TRYING TO CONVINCE THEIR  COUNTRYMEN  That Mining is a Profitable Business If Stuck  to and Prosecuted Intelligently���A Good  Showing for a Mine Discovered on Crawford Creek���-Etc.  The Eureka, Yosemite, and Homestake  claims, known as the ���Eureka group, the  property of Neil and Bob Macdontild of  the Halfway house and J. David Moore  arid. Jack McPhee of Kaslo, are the cause  of some excitement, to those interested in  the niineral wealth of the Kaslo slope of  Slocan district.   These claims are '91 locations and are situated near the crest of  the divide between Lyle and Bear creeks,  which empty into Kaslo river.   The formation of the country rock is trachyte,  through which obtrusive dykes of serpentine occur.   The owners have been occupied for several mouths in running a crosscut tunnel, which at a distance of 190 feet  from the starting point cuts the vein 17o  feet from the surface.   This tunnel cost  on an average of $23.33 per lineal foot, as  the rock is the hardest of any formation  in Slocan district.   The vein where penetrated by the tunnel is 5 feet in width,  carrying 22 inches of solid galena, besides  the pure carbonate of lead or cerussite,  beautiful cabinet specimens of the latter  being obtained.    Samples assayed have  given returns of 15 to 173 ounces silver per  ton.   Since the strike the owners have  erected an ore-house, a blacksmith shop,  and other buildings at the mouth of the  tunnel, and have about finished getting  their timbers and supplies for the winter  under cover, so as to work continuously  in a proper manner and begin shipping  ore when the snow conies.   Next season  they'propose to drive a tunnel on the  ledge, which will be at a depth of 500 feet  from the surface when it reaches a point  under the present tunnel, which is near  the upper "end of the claim.   All these  boys are  Canadians, and  doubtless   by  next spring will convince their countrymen there is money in mining when hung  to with the grit required.  A Crawford Creek Discovery.  Last year a discovery was made on  Crawfoid creek, which empties into the  bay of that name on the east side of  Kootenay lake, that gives indications of  turning out a mine. Little more than the  assessment work.has been done, but even  that shows the ledge to be a strong one  and fully six feet in width. The ore,  judging from the specimens exhibited at  Nelson, is galena that will run upwards  of 80 ounces in silver and 70 per cent lead.  The ledge is traced for a mile, and four  claims have been staked-on it in all. The  location is about twelve miles up the  creek, an old trapper's trail passing within  a short distance of the claims. Jere Rob-  illarcl, Ed Tennison, and Joel Long own  the discovery claim, the extensions being  held by W. A. Potter and others of Kaslo.  The smelter at Pilot Bay is less than  twenty miles distant, and a sleigh road  could be made to the claims at small cost.  Have Both Money and Grit.  D. W. McVicar, the Nova Scotian who  is operating in Ainsworth district, is reported as being after the Skyline mine,  which has been idle for two years, although it is believed to be a good property. The owners are said to be willing  to part with it for $100,000. The Nova  Scotians have the money to buy what  they want, and the grit to work any  property they may buy. It is to be hoped  Mr. McVicar will get hold of a mine; and  if the Skyline; all the better.  Two-Hundred-Ounce Ore.  Another of the Slocan claims whose  worth is being proved by work is the Last  Chance, which adjoins the World's Fair,  one of the Noble Five group. It is owned  by E. II. Tomlinson of Butte, Montana,  An incline is down ou the vein about 30  feet, and in running that distance a car-  lord of shippingorehas been mined, which  will go 200 ounces silver and 70 per cent  lead to the ton. Work will be continued  on the property.   John Grant the First.  John Grant of Victoria, who can e to  Kootemty in Jufl�� last to help elect the  government candidate, has returned to  the coast. Whilehedid not elect the man  he came to assist, he did succeed in getting  information regarding our mines that enables liitn to make accurate statements  when interviewed by press reporters,  something no other man from the coast  has been able to do.  Not Likely to Result in any Change.  Sir Joseph Trutch of Victoria and Robert Day of Cork, Ireland, arrived at Nelson this week. The former is president of  The Hall Mines, Limited, and the latter is  a shareholder in the company. It is not  likely that their visit will result in any  change of management at the Silver King  mine, or in any radical change in the present methods of working the properties of  the company.         One of tho Annoyances of Claim Ownors.  Lew Lindsay of Spokane, one of the  boys who groaned under a heavy pack in  the days of '02, when not a trail was cut  or graded in the Slocan, arrived recently  at Kaslo, so as to perforin his annual assessment work on the Muds which he had  legally acquired and honestly held accord  ing to the mining acts in such eases made  and provided. He was greatly surprised  and not a little disgusted to find that his  Alice and Zurii claims, in Spring Creek  basin, were jumped and parties at work  thereon. As Mr. Lindsay put hi over  thirty days' hard labor on each claim last  year," besides grading a trail to the claims,  and holds tho recorder's certificates for  full assessment for work performed which  shows for itself on the ground, he does  not feel very uneasy, even if he does feel  annoyed.   Minor Mining Notes.  ��� R. W. Huniier of Bonner's Ferry has of  late boon looking after Llic interests of the Columbia Mining Compauy in Goal IUver district, and reports a number of claims looking well.  The last clean-up at the Cariboo mill at  Camp Mclvinnoy, in the Itoek Creok section of Yale district, was the result of nineteen days' run, and realized  between nine and ten thousand dollars. The bullion  went to Spokane. -  James II. Love, purser, of the steamer  Ainsworth, has two men developing the Emerald Hill  claim, on lllm.itilgc creek, near McDonald's Halfway  house. .    ���  E. M. Pound keeps pounding away at  the Solo claim on Lyle creek, Kaslo district.  A force of men ,employed by the Dardanelles company have cleared out the trail from  Hughes's old headquarters camp to the Dardanelles mine  and shortened the distance more than a mile.  G. J. Atkins & Co., who have a bond on  the Utica, Paddy McGue's claim, near Paddy's Peak, Slocan district, have cut a line trail from the wagon road up  Twelve-mile creek to the claim.  It is reported that the 00-odd tons of  concentrates '-shipped from the Number One mine, in  Ainsworth district, in July, after paying transportation  and smelting charges netted the owners $8000.  W. J. Hennessy, J. J. Hennessy, and J.  G. McGuigan of Slocan district are down from the Noble  Kive mine, in order to be in attendance at court as parties  in interest in the suit brought by Dr. VV. A. Hendryx and  cantain G. V. Hay ward for an interest in the claims located hy the Messrs. Hennessy in tho Slocan country in  1S91. ____^_____  GOLDEN   CARIBOO.  NOT   A  FARMING   COUNTRY.  A New Process of Prospecting Deep Ground  Successfully Introduced.  Charles F. Law, well known as British  Columbia's commissioner to the World's  Fair at Chicago, says the Victoria Colonist, returned from the mainland the  other evening. Mr. Law's presence in  Chicago gave him ample opportunity to  meet mining men and capitalists and to  investigate the most improved machinery  for mining purposes. While hunting up  information and specimens for the exhibit  lie had personally visited the various mining sections.   This gave him an excellent  insight into the possibilities of mineral  development in this province. -He became  impressed with the fine field offered by  the Cariboo alluvial deposits, and during  his visit to Chicago induced moneyed men  to furnish the funds for prospecting the  deep ground on Willow river, where he  secured a mile and a half lease from the  mouth of Mosquito creek towards the  meadows at the foot of Williams creek.  The old method of expensive sinking of  shaft was dispensed with in prospecting  the ground, and an elleptical drill was  substituted. This drill was taken to the  ground at the mouth of Mosquito creek,  and the rapid and excellent' work there  accomplished has shown that the elliptical drill will come into general use for  prospecting purposes. It has solved the  difficult problem of prospecting deep  ground. Acting under the ad vise of George  Cowan, ex-M. P. 1\, but now clerk of  the court at Barkerville, four holes were  sunk, a 0-inch pipe conveying the material  to the surface. These holes varied in  depth from 05 to 102 feet, the drill traveling through the gravel and boulders at  the average rate of 15 feet per day. The  102-foot hole proved the deep portion of  Willow river channel, which was found  to be on the side where Mosquito creek  empties into the river. At a depth of 40  feet the old rim gravel was pierced by the  drill and gold found continuously to the  bedrock. Heavy gold was not brought to  the surface, but scale gold similar to that  secured in the recent wash-up at the Car-  boo company's claim on North Quesnelle  river. At bedrock it was brought to the  surface in considerable quantity, sufficient  to induce permanent work. It is now the  intention to sink a shaft to bedrock and  drift towards the meadows.  The ground upon which the work was  done lias remained vacant because it was  belie\ed all along that the bedrock was  at a greater depth than it really is,  whereas it is no deeper than the Mosquito  channel. Now, leases have been taken  out all along Willow creek. The syndicate which Mr. Law represents has ample  capital with which to pursue operations,  and these will now bo pushed vigorously.  He will leave here for Barkerville in tho  course of a week to start work on the  shaft.   Building Operations Retarded.  It. A. Eraser returned to Nelson ou Friday from New Denver. He reports the  end of track on the Nakusp & Slocan railway still midway between New Denver  and Wilson creek, and the reason the railway men give for the delay is that the  supply of spikes has run out. Considerable building is under way at both New  Denver and Three Forks; but at the former place great difficulty is had in getting lumber. The sawmill at Three Forks  is running full time, but as there is no  road between Three Forks and New Denver, and not likely to be one, the New  Denver market is closed against the mill.  No effort is being made to rebuild Bear  Like City, and but little to rebuild  Watson.          A Rising Philanthropist.  Landlord: Madam, I have come to inform you that I have raised your rent.  Tenant: Oh. heaven bless you! I have  been wondering day and night for a whole  week how I could raise it myself!  Market  Gardening, However, Might be Made  a Profitable Industry.  A farmer living in Waterloo   county,  Ontario, writes a's follows to a friend at  Nelson:  DearSir: I.would like to know if thereisany good  farming land near Nelson, and tho prico per acre. I  wunt to get more land, us I liavo threo boys. I have a  good farm here which I would exchange for good farming  land out there with some improvements and buildings on  tho place. Can you grow good wheat and grass? Is the  valley a large one? Ffavo you good water? Have you  got a railway from Nelson through the Crow's Nest pass;  or do you sail down tho Columbia river? Would there be  any show of getting a job at harvesting, a person would  then be able to sco the crops and tho country?; it has  been very dry hero for two months. We had a fine rain  on July 2-lth. The fall wheat is good, but the spring crops  are-a little short owing to dry, woather. I once naw an  account of Nelson in the Loudon Free Press. Itsaid that  Nelson was growing very fast, but said nothing about the  land. I could get plenty of land in the Northwest, but it  is too cold there. How are the winters at Nelson? Yours  respectfully,  A reply to the above may prove of interest to others seeking a change of location and who have no very accurate idea  as to the lay of the land in this section of  British Columbia.   There is no farming  land near Nelson, other than small patches  of a few acres, ou -which vegetables are  grown ... successfully.    There are valleys,  like the Columbia, the Kootenay, the Slocan, and the Lardo, embracing considerable areas of tillable land, but as yet little  effort has been made at farming as it is  understood  in Ontario.   "Farming" out  here means planting a few acres in potatoes   and   cutting   wild   hay  from  the  lands    that    are    overflowed    in    tffe  spring.   Large   crops  of   hay  could  be  raised on the overflowed lauds were the  lands seeded with timothy and other tame  grasses, but it is doubtful if wheat could  either be grown successfully or profitably.  This is a mountainous country, and is of  little value except for mining.   The small  tillable tracts will  be valuable only to  those who understand the cultivation of  vegetables, which will be saleableat good  prices as long as the mines are worked.  There is no end of water with which to  irrigate every patch of land that is tillable.   No finer vegetables, and small fruits  like strawberries, are  grown anywhere  than in the gardens around Nelson; and  the same can be said of the gardens at  Ainsworth and Balfour.    Nelson  is not  growing rapidly, but its growth is steady  ���much the same as the other towns in  the district.   Nelson has direct railway  connections with the Northern   Pacific,  the Union Pacific, and the Great Northern  at Spokane, Washington; steamboat connection with the Great Northern at Bonner's   Ferry,   Idaho;   and   railway   and  steamboat connection with the Canadian  Pacific at Revelstoke.   Although surveys  have been made for the Crow's Nest Pass  railway and some grading done in the territory of Alberta, no construction work  has yet been done in British Columbia.  The winters are not severe, and in the valleys usually set in in December and end  iu March; in the high mountains, there is  less than six months of spring, summer,  and fall.  A man who has a good farm in Ontario  would be unwise to sell it in the hope of  bettering his eoiidition by engaging at  farming in this section. What this section needs is not farmers, but men who  understand market gardening; and such  men would probably do better here than  in Ontario, for the reason that prices  range high and the market is a home one.  Origin of Chess.  Chess players with a turn for the history of their strategic amusement will be  interested to learn that all the hypotheses  as to the origin of the game have suddenly been "mated" by a recent extraordinary discovery in Egypt. It was generally assumed until now that the ancient  Indians had invented chess; that it was  introduced from India to Persia in the  sixth century, and that by the Arabs, and  that in consequence of the crusades it  spread from east to west. It is true that  the Chinese���who invented many things  in time long ago, but which afterward  had to be reinvented in Europe���assert  that they can trace chess in their own  country to about 200 years before our era.  Now there can certainly be no doubt that  in the character of the figures at present  used, and in some of the words connected  with the game���such as "shach" (sliuw)  and "Matt," or mate���an Indian, Persian,  and Arabic influence is traceable. But  here comes news of the latest excavations  on the pyramid fields of Sakkara, which  have brought to light a wall painting on  which a high', official is represented as  playing chess with a partner at the time  of the government of kingTeta, who belonged to the sixth dynasty. Professor  Brugseh, correcting this chronology, put  it back to still greater antiquity, namely  in the year &300 B. C. So thatcliess would  have been known in the once mysterious  land of Mizraim something like 52(X) years  ago.   The Steamer State of Idaho.  Some time ago the owners of the steamer  State of Idaho, which was adjudged a  wreck last fall after she ran ashore below  Ainsworth, applied to the authorities at  Ottawa for Canadian registration. Tho  application has not been denied, but it is  withheld pending inquiries as to the  actual value of the vessel on which to collect duty. Under the regulations of the  department of customs, whenever goods  are imported into Canada under such circumstances or conditions as to render it  difficult to determine their value, thoeoin-  troller of customs may determine the  value of the goods, and the value so determined shall be the value upon which duty  shall be computed. Up to the present, the  comtroller of customs has not determined  the value of the State of Idaho, and .she is  tied to the government wharf at Nelson.  THEY   WORK   LIKE   BEAVERS  And  Get More for the Province Than They  are Considered Entitled to.  J. .4. Mara of Kamloops, who is president of the C. & K. S. N. Co. and member  of parliament for Yalo-Kootenay district,  was in Nelson.this week. He said, while  his company was handling all the business  offering, the burning of the steamer Columbia was a heavy direct loss, and the incidental losses since were not inconsiderable. Asked as to when the Nakusp &  Slocan. railway " would be in operation  to Three Forks, Mr. Mara said he was informed that tracklaying was suspended  because of a lack of rails, but that enough  material to finish the road was en route,  and that the track would be at Three  'Forks1 within a month.  On matters which are more or less under the control of the Dominion authorities at Ottawa, Mr. Mara said substantially: .  "The postoffice department claims that  Kootenay demands too much, in the way  of postal facilities, for the revenue it contributes, and the department officials are  backed up by the members from the eastern provinces, who maintain that British  Columbia gets more than she is entitled  to even now. The department refused to  let a contract for a tri-weekly service between Kaslo and New Denver because the  bids were all considered too high, and if  the service between Kaslo and Three  Forks has not at all times been satisfactory it was owing to the fact that the  stage line changed owners, and the new  owners refused to carry out the agreement entered into between postoffice inspector Fletcher and the old owners. The  mail route had not been extended from  Three Forks to New Denver, as it was expected that the railway Avould ere this  have been in operation;'but, even now, if  a responsible packer can be induced to  carry the mails, a temporary service  might be granted. The people of British  Columbia are mistaken if theyt believe  that the members from this province do  not work for the interests of the province,  as the members from the older provinces  are continually claiming that we get more  than they do."  Mr. Mara left for the north on Thursday.  Dick Fry Gets the Land.  Bonner's Ferry Herald, 1st: "After  many trials and tribulations Richard Fry  is at-last strictly in it. During the week-  he received eleven patents to lands for  members of his family. Nine of these  patents call for SO-acre tracts and two for  40-acre tracts, 800 acres in all. He secured  the title under the Indian Allotment Act.  This vests the title firmly in his family,  the only restriction being that the lands  cannot be disposed of for twenty-five  years. The public is generally familiar  with Mr. Fry's legal contest for these  lands, and when the final page of the  story comes to be recorded, it is interesting to note that 'Old Dick' wins the day.  The land in question lies close to Bonner's  Ferry, some of it joining the town, and  all in this township, 02. It is the choice  land of this portion of Kootenay valley.  About twenty patents were issued to applicants for allotments in this township,  including Fry's. This settles, we believe,  all allotment questions in township 02."  Over Ten Thousand Dollars Expended.  The annual meeting of the shareholders  of the Nelson Electric Light" Company,'  Limited, was held on Monday. The report of the president showed that $10,000  had been expended in developing the  water power of the company and in the  purchase and installing of the electric  plant, in operation on August 16th. The  following named directors were elected  for the ensuing year: J. Fred Hume, G, A.  Bigelow, J. A. Gilker, J. II. Mathesbn, A.  E. Hodgins, Edward Applewhaite, and  John Houston. The directors afterwards  met and elected J. Fred Hume, president;  J. A. Gilker, vice-president; G. A. Bigelow, secretary; Edward Applewhaite,  treasurer; and A. E. Hodgins, J. A. Gilker,  and John Houston, finance committee.  T. Allan and John Stuart were elected  auditors. A. S. Farwell's claim, for the  land through which the company's flume  runs, has been paid.  Must Bite as Well as Bark.  Victoria Province, *lst: "A dispatch  from Vancouver says that the town has  been 'insulted' because the department of  marine has paid no attention to the telegrams of Mr. Corbould, M.P., in regard to  the extension of the season for the salmon  catch. Doubtless the-department quite  understands its faithful follower and protectionist, Mr. Corbould. He may bark-  before elections, but he will not bite, and  can afford to be ignored." That is what  we have been telling our own John Andrew Mara, and he is beginning to act as  if he had both backbone and ability. The  departments at Ottawa must be made  understand that the member who barks  will bite, and bite hard. And the way to  bite hard is to vote according to your convictions. Governments are like individuals, they occasionally need rounding up.  Blind Guide in tho Capitol,  you ever hear about the first guide  calling until 1873. I used to wonder how  he knew when to turn in the corridors,  but he told me one day that he not only  knew the distances from one point to  another, but that he wanted iip better  guide than the draughts of air. They  never failed to make his location known  to him. Donaldson would go into the  senate gallery with a party and-.point out  the senators, whom lie would describe,  locating them at their seats. Another  strange thing about. Donaldson was that  he was fin inveterate gambler. He would  make money in the daytime and stake it  on poker games at night. He carried a  small black boy around with him on these  occasions, and the duty,of the pickaninny  was to tell him what cards he bad. Then  he played, and played well, too."  SAVED   BY   A   BELT   OF   GOLD.  A HOMILY ON THE MJNEBAL ACT.  THE SEED HAS BEEN SOWN THAT  WILL RETURN LAWYERS  A Harvest for Many a Long Year to Come���  Mine Owners Will not Alone be the Sufferers, for the Development of the Country  Will be Retarded.  "Did .  at   the Capitol?   lie   was  stone   blind."  The speaker was John H. McCarthy, the  'a  nd man  was old 'professor Donaldson,' as we  called him in those days, lie uiadeliis  living for twenty years by showingvisil,-  ors about the building, and follower  private secretary of senator White and  veteran newspaper man.   "The hi  that  The Luck of an Englishman When Attacked  by Robbers in Tehuantepec.  "Gold has a variety of uses;" said Mr.  Thornton Decker, an English engineer, to  ���an -American "who," met him in Tiacalula,  "but-1 fancy my experience when I first  went over this route between Oaxaca and  Tehuantepec was rather novel. A lot of  $20 pieces served very well as a coat of  mail���so well that they saved my life.  "As I said, I was bound down to Tehuantepec for a look at the railroad across  the isthmus. I had heard that the women  there use your American double eagles  for jewelry and paid a very high premium  for them, so I got forty or fifty and sewed  them into the form of what you might  call a porous plaster. When I had them  stitched into place on a bit of cotton,  there were two rows across my back and  a third row overlapping the other two.  By putting straps over my shoulders  they carried very comfortably.,  "I got the gold up at El Paso, Texas,  but iu some way one of the beggarly crew  at the hotel in Oaxaca saw that I was  carrying something in the small of my  back, and the result of .that.'was I was followed when I set out for Tehuantepec.  They allowed me to go on unmolested  uutil I was.within.a day of San Carlos,  and then one of them seems to have taken  a short cut through the mountains and  concealed himself in the brush until I  passed. Then he gave it to me with a  shotgun loaded with slugs of lead, and I  caught it in the small of the back.  "The force of the blow knocked me  down over the pommel of the saddle.  When there I had presence of mind  enough to keep on falling slowly, as if entirely clone for. Meantime I got one of  your American navy revolvers in my  hand and cocked it.  "The beggar that had shot me, seeing  me fall, came running from the brush,  machete in one hand and guu in the  other, while his partner appeared around  the mountain, with his horse on the gallop. They yelled at my horse to stop and  my guide to go on, and both obeyed  promptly. I was still clinging to my  horse's neck and could see them through  its mane very well. 1 let them get within  ten feet of me and then dropped to my  feet on the ground and took my turn at  shooting. They were so close I couldn't  miss, but luckily, as I think, one caught  his bullet in the knee and the other in  the fleshy part of the arm, while their  horse was killed outright by a bullet in  the head.  "Seeing them both down and begging  for their lives I had a mind to kill them  for their cowardise, buc I let them off  with a good kicking apiece, and then  called back the guide and had him carry  water and wash and dress the wounds as  well as possible. Then 1 gave the man  with a hurt arm a stiff horn of brandy,  and sent him back for help, while 1 continued my journey. The slugs had hit the  gold pieces���three of them. I had a lame  back for a week or so, but I was otherwise  unhurt. What become of them'i 1 afterward met the one that caught it in the  knee. He was going about the market iu  Oaxaca on a peg leg peddling reboses, and  telling people he had lost his leg in a fierce  encounter with highwaymen. Me said  his partner was on a journey, but 1 fancy  that meant he had been detected in some  rascality and sent to prison."  Break the Slate.  The following is published in the Columbian of New Westminster, and is dated  Victoria, ttrd: "It is understood that premier Davie will leave for the east some  day this week. The object of his mission  is not known, hot it is connected with the  chief justiceship. The 'popular slate' here  is Mr.'justice McCreiglit for chief justice,  and A. J. McColl for the vacancy." It is  to be hoped that the 'popular slate'will  be broke before the premier arrives at  Ottawa. Mr. justice .McCreiglit instead  of being promoted should be retired from  the bench altogether, as should oneortwo  other of the associate justices. The elevation of A. J. McColl to the bench would  be honoring a worthy member of the bar  of unquestioned ability.  Britannia Rulea the Waves.  The  London Times in   review   of   the  season's yachting says:   "British yachtsmen are well content to let the question  of supremacy for ISO! rest ou the record,  the Britannia beating the Vigilant twelve  out of seventeen contests. The events of  the season have shown that British designers and builders are not inferior as  regards bigcufters and British sailninkers  and sailors are superior to American adversaries. Wo must, not fail to I hank Mr.  Gould for his sportsmanlike visit, which  has given such a spurt to yachting, besides putting us up in such good conceit  with ourselves."  It is quite evident that the legal fraternity of West Kootenay, together with  their brethern in Spokane and Victoria,  look forward to the coming year as one  that will be fruitful of litigation over mineral claims, and consequently of fat fees  to themselves.   The ridiculous 2-stake law  of 1892, and the fact that a mine owner  cannot go beyond his lines will, by that  time, begin to bear the fruit so greatly  relished by the   disciples  of  Coke  and  Blackstone, for these changes in the Mineral Act seem to have been made in their  especial interest.   Aside from the litiga-  tion( arising  from the above-mentioned  causes, the carelessness of prospectors in  staking their claims, or renewing stakes  and notices should they be destroyed by  natural causes, is liable to lead to many  complications that will only be settled,  after being dragged through the courts.  All this will lend to tie up valuable property, distribute the money of mining meu  in channels through which it should not  go, and keep capital out of the country.  It was formerly remarked in mining  camps in the United Slates, that a camp  or mine did not amount to much until  the lawyers began fighting over the spoils.  The truth of the remark has driven hundreds of American prospectors to British  Columbia, as they understood that in this  province they would not be subjected to  expensive and almost endless litigation in  protecting their property rights. Up to  last year there was no mining litigation  to speak of, and all the decisions handed  down by the courts were in the line of  protecting prospectors and mine owners  in their rights. But a change is slowly  and surely being brought about, and if it  is not suddenly stopped by one or two  wise decisions, the same causes that -  drove prospectors, miners, and mining  men from the United States will drive  them from British Columbia, for it is even  now becoming notorious that all the decisions of the courts in mining cases tend  towards inciting litigation, instead of retarding it, and our lawyers would not be  lawyers if they did not take advantage  of the opportunity to reap the reward,'  perhaps, of their lives. The prospector  of today while planting his stakes on a  claim, no matter how far he may be distant from the stakes of other claim owners, will be in a brown study as to the  attorney he will employ to aid him in  fighting the legal battles which will surely  be one of the results of the work in which  he is then engaged.  It is even alleged that claim jumping is  now going on in Slocan district, and that  a lawyer's name appears on stakes on  which they should not be. This fact is  mentioned to show the way the wind is  blowing, for the legal fraternity are the  first to see the weak spots in the decisions  of the courts and to take advantage of the  ambiguous wording of conflicting sections  of the Mineral Act.  The section of the act which prohibits  claim owners from obtaining title to the  surface rights of their claims must lead to  trouble and complications, and it is not  necessary to enter into any argument regarding it.  The purpose of this article is not to  throw discredit on our lawyers���as rarely  will they advise or countenance the jumping of claims; neither do I wish to take  from them any portion of their anticipated  incomes; but the sole object is to keep at  the minimum that bane of the mining industry���litigation.  Randall II. Kh.mi��.  Kaslo, September .'3rd.  [While Mr. Kemp is right in his contention regarding the effects litigation has  on the mining industry, he is wrong in  contending that litigatimi will result from  confining claim owners within the boundaries of their claims. Fully two-thirds of  the litigation'in the United States arises  over contentious as to (he ownership of  ledges that have an apex on one claim and  an ore body in another a thousand feet  distant. No such contention can arise  when mine owners are compelled to confine their mining operations to the ground  within their end and side lines extended  vertically downwards. If beyond their  lines, the fact can be readily and cheaply  established by making an underground  survey and without going near a lawyer's  office at all.- Eimtou Tkiiu.'NI-:.)  A Sample of Its Unfairness.  Last year the property owners and business men of Nelson contributed over  $0000. in the way of taxes on real estate  and trade licenses, to the revenue of the  province. During the same time the  property owners and business men of  Kamloops, a town about the sane size as  Nelson, contributed some $(!()( 0 in the way  of taxes on real estate and tiade licenses,  to the revenue of the City of Kamloops,  not a dollar of it going to the province.  Vet, when the government brought in a  list of the sums that it ,was willing to  spend on the towns of the inferior. Kamloops was down on the list for $;">00 for its  fire department and Nelson down for but  $200. Is it any wonder then, that the  Davie government is looked upon as an  unfair one by the property owners and  business men of Nelson.  e  >?���,*;.;  .V..:,  1 ,"l   .'  ".. ',  ' i V  t .-  T^P TIM"  ��� mm.  ,r -  �� 9  THE TRIBUNE;. KELSON, B. G., SATURDAY,'..SEPTEMBER  8, 1894.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  THE TRIBUNE is published on'Saturdays, by John  Houston & Co., and will be mailed Lo subscribers  on payment of Two Dollars a year. No.subscription  taken for less than a year. .,-  REGULAR ADVERTISEMENTS printed at the fol-  lowin" rates: One inch, ��:��J a year; two inches,  S(K> a year; three inches ��81 a year; four inches,  SflU a year; live inches. $105 a year; six niches and  over, at the rale of SI.50 an inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS L'O cents a line for  lirst insertion and 10 cents a line for each additional  insertion.   Rii-lli. marriage, and death notices tree.  LOCAL, OR READING MATTER NOTICES 25 cents a  line each insertion. ,'��������,  JOB PRINTING ut fair rates. All accounts for job  printing and advertising payable on the lirst of  everv month; subscription, in advance.  ADDRESS all communications to .  THE TRIBUNE, Nelson, P>. C.  D  ���   PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  L.vBAU, M.I).���Physician and Surgeon.   Rooms 3  ���   and .{ Houston block, Nelson.  Telephone 12.  LR. HARRISON, B. A.���Barrister at Law, Convcy-  ��� ancor. Notary Public, Commissioner for taking A Ill-  davits for use in tho Courts of British Columbia.-etc.  Olllcos���Ward St., between Baker and Vernon, Nelson.  ��he ��tibawix  SATURDAY  MORNING.  ..SEPTEMBER 8, 1891  ENTERPRISES   AHEAD    OF    THE    TOWNS.  The Revelstoke Mail has of: late devoted  considerable space to the residents of that  town who instead of purchasing from  local dealers send to distant cities for supplies and to the business lneiKwho refuse  to patronize loeal enterprises like newspapers. Revelstoke is not the only town  whose residents are short-sighted,���as  residents of a town are who refuse  to patronize local business enterprises;  but often enterprises are started in  towns too small to support the enterprises as they should be supported without  being too heavy a tax on the few who can  be relied on to support them. As an instance: The Mail is an enterprise far in  advance of the town in which it is published. Its support is too heavy a tax on  the business men who can be relied on to  patronize it- regularly,���and three-fourths  of the business of a newspaper in  small towns conies from the merchants  in the way of advertisements and job  work. Just as long as there are sanguine men to put money and time  into enterprises that depend on public  spirit to keep them running will there be  capital invested that brings in no interest  and labor employed that is not paid what  it is entitled to receive. The people of  "West Kootenay would be taxed heavily  to support even one newspaper as it should  be; but, instead, they are taxed'to support  six, and neither one of the six isearning  ] per cent on the capital invested, nor  enough to pay 2n per cent of the cost of  the labor required to publish it.  A   MUCH-ABUSED   MAN.  Napoleon Fitzstubbs is reported as say-  iug, while at Revelstoke, .that the motive  that actuated his accusers in  preferring  charges against him "was a desire to per-  " secute him for the stand he had taken  " in the past in refusing to allow these  " same 'people to monopolize every fran-  " chise iu West Kootenay, and they were  " willing to adopt any method of ridding  " themselves of him." We were not aware  that Mr. Fitzstubbs had the legal right to  grant or withhold franchises other than  the right to sell liquor at retail.   While,  no doubt, he imagines that in himself is  vested  much   the  same powers as were  vested iu the ancient kings of England���  the   power    to   reward    friends    with  grants  of  land  and  gifts   of   royalties  ou    all   minerals    extracted   from   the  earth;   as  a   matter  of fact,  the   laws  of   the   province   allow    him  only  the  right to shower largesse on his favorites,  just as they allow ordinary mortals the  right to spend their earnings in the pursuit of pleasure.   Mr. Fitzstubbs is,  indeed, a much-abused man; but his best  friends are the men who are trying to remove him from an oflice he has not the  capacity to lill.  Stand up, Napoleon Fitzstubbs, and tell  the people of West Kootenay the names  of the men who have applied to you for  franchises all (I the kind of franchises  asked for. If you have,been a watch-dog  of the rights of the people, the people  want to know all about it-  Roomy Quarters in Heavon.  A curious calculation of the capacity of  heaven is to be found in an old work entitled "Bombaugh's Gleanings for the Curious." The base of the calculation is  found in Revelation xxi, "autl he measured the city of .Jerusalem with a reed,  12,000 furlongs. The length, the breadth,  and the height are equal." "Let us see,"  says Bombaugli, "12,000 furlongs, 7,020,-  000 feet, which, cubed,  is !)IS,0S.S,(K)0,(HK),-  000,000,(X)0,000,(H)0 cubic feet. Half of this  we will reserve for the throne of (Jod and  the court oi* heaven, half the remainder  for streets, leaving a balance of 12-1,IDS,-  272,000,000,000,000. Divide this last by  4()00, the cubical feet in a room HI feet  square, and you will find that there is  still enough for:{0,:{2l,Si:i,7."5O,(i00,00Orooms.  We will suppose that the world always  did, and always will, contain 000,000,000  inhabitants, anil that a generation lasts  JJJ.1 years, making in all 2,570,000,000 for  each century- that the world will stand  1000 centuries, making in all 2,070,000,000,-  000 inhabitants. Supposing there arc KK)  worlds equal to this in point of inhabitants and duration of years, making 207,-  000,000,000,000, then heaven, according to  the measurement above, is large enough  to allow KK) rooms each 10 feet square to  is very human soul,"  PERSONAL   AND   NEWS   ITEMS.  Iludyai'd Kipling is said to have been  jilted by six London girls before he wooed  and won his American wife.  Thomas Kite, sexton of Stratford-on-  Avon parish church, who has just celebrated his eighty-fifth birthday, succeeds  his father and grandfather in the office of  custodian of Shakespeare's tomb.  Professor Morris, at the head of the  chemical department of Cornell university, commenced work as a fireman on the  New York Central railroad. He was advanced to be engineer, and then made up  his mind to get an education, which he  finally accomplished and graduated with  honor at,Union college.  Senator Caffery of Louisiana thinks  hand shaking is a senseless thing, and refuses to practice it. When a stranger is  introduced to Caffery, he, of course,  stretches out his hand in greeting, but the  Louisiana senator pays no attention to it,  and the man has to draw it back. For  years he has observed this custom.  The duke of York, when he left for  Cowes, wore a blue serge suit, brown jerry  hat, brown lace boots, and crimson tie.  The duke, who used to be known among  his friends as "Sprat" before his paternal  dignity came to him, has adopted the expedient of adding to his somewhat diuiiu-  .-���utive stature by wearing very high-heeled  shoes.  An export trade in wives has just begun  from England for the benefit of western  Australia. A consignment of girls under  twenty, and carefully selected, Avas sent  free last week in order to provide wives  for the colonists.  The Russian courts haVe reversed the assumption of the American tribunals, that  whan a husband and wife are drowned in  the same disaster the wife dies first. The  Russian doctors have testified unanimously that the man would be the first to  die, because the woman -is'more agile and  keeps herself longer above water.  The prejudice against the Italians in  France since the murder of president Car-  not is so strong 'that,,the.'people refuse to  tolerate the itinerant musicians who in  Italian costume wandered about the cafes  and boulevards. These gave .up"the struggle this week, and nearly two hundred  left Paris in a body.  The farmers in the vicinity of Toronto,  Ontario, are compelled to kill off their  cattle in large numbers to prevent them  from starving to death, on account of the  shortage in pasture, caused by the continued dry weather. The markets are  glutted with beef.  Abraham Lincoln undoubtedly was the  tallest president; he was six feet four  inches in height. The shortest was probably Benjamin Harrison, although Van  Buren and John Adams were very short  men. The oldest president was William  Henry Harrison, who was 08 years and  one--month old when inaugurated; the  youngest was Grant, who was not quite  47 years old.  Mark Twain has just gone abroad to see  his wife, who, he says, "is supporting a  couple of doctors over there. The doctors  in Europe," he said, "usually take you to  a little town, and, when they have treated  you for a while, pass you on to a friend in  some other little place, and so keep you  on the go like the Wandering Jew; and,  as my wife has been doing this for three  years, I propose bringing her back when  I return in October."  A military scandal of the first magnitude is reported from Marienwerder, Germany. A mess dinner of brigade officers  was celebrated there early in the week,  and 100 of the guests got drunk. They  formed in a line with the baud at- the  head and marched through the streets.  Some were without helmets or caps, others  were without coats, and all brandished  swords or canes. All the officers will be  court-martialed.  The British government is testing a new  plan for signaling at sea which has already  yielded remarkable results. It consists  merely of an ordinary gong fastened to  the bow of the ship below the water-line.  This acts as a transmitter, and the receivers are gongs of exactly similar tone and  rate of vibration, one on each side of the  ship below the water line. The receiving  gong will take up and reproduce the  sound of the sending gong from a long  distance. Signals have already been  clearly transmitted ten miles.  Henry C. Work, the author of "Marching Through Georgia," was a printer, who  brought his first song, "Kingdom Coming," to Dr. George F. Root, then a member of a music publishing linn in Chicago.  It pleased the latter so well that he induced the composer to give up his trade  and devote all his time to writing songs.  He became a prosperous business man in  Chicago, but lost all ho had in the great  fire and never recovered his prosperity.  He lived the last years of his life in Hartford, and died there; and though he was  not a soldier, the Grand Army of the lie-  public decorates his,,grave with flowers,  and an effort is now being made to erect  a monument to his memory.  The big Cunard ocean greyhound Luca-  nia again holds the western record between Qtieeiistown and New York. The  Lucania arrived at the Sandy Hook lightship at I:")S p. in. on August 81st, after a  passage of "> days S hours and .'JS minutes.  The Lucania previous to her sailing from  Liverpool for New York had just come off  the dry dock, where she had her bottom  thoroughly cleaned. The passage is the  fastest on record from Queenstown. The  Lucania wrests the supremacy from her  sister ship the Campania, beating the record by the latter two weeks ago by ~A  minutes.  The marquis of Clanricarde, that grinding, stern-willed, absentee landlord who  has been the cause of half the agrarian  trouble in Ireland in the last dozen years,  broke his long and obstinate silence by  making a ten minutes'speech in the house  of lords during the debate on the Evicted  Tenants hill. This strange man rarely  appears.in his place in parliament, and ho  lives lhe life almost of a recluse in chambers off I'icadilly, with not infrequent  lapses into most uiiherinit-like courses in  London and Paris. Two gallery reporters  ventured, through two newspaper syndicates, to describe his lordship, and the re  sult is two remarkable descriptions. No. 1  says: "Lord Clanricarde is a little, fragile  man, quite a dandy of the old time. His  ruddy, ruby complexion, reminiscent of  the vanished port and Madeira fashion in  wine,'throws into relief a profusion of  iron-gray hair and gray beard." No. 2  says: "His lordship is a middle-aged,  middle-sized man, with a strong personal  resemblance to Justin McCarthy. His  face, however, unlike that gentleman's, is  pale and ascetic, and his gray beard,  though of similar length and shape, is not  so luxuriant."'  A duel to the death with knives occurred in Clark county, Kentucky, on August  20th, over the scandal features of the Ashland congressional contest. John King, a  Breckenridge man, living in Fayette  county, met on the highway an old friend,  George Cook, who lives in Clark county.  Cook said any woman who went to hear  Breckenridge's speech was no better than  a courtesan. King dismounted from his  horse, saying his wife and daughters had  heard Breckenridge. Cook insisted it was  a shame. .'He also dismounted. Both  drew knives and blood flowed freely until  Cook dropped dead.   King escaped.  The free trade victory in New South  Wales has breathed fresh life into the  Australasian federation scheme. Not only  has the Victorian- premier promptly seconded Reid's suggestion for a new conference, but the Australians here are confident that the idea has made great progress in the other colonies as well, so that  it may be taken up with good promise of  a practical outcome during the next year.  Oddly enough they count on the tacit opposition of the British politicians of both  parties, who are said to feel that the  merging of the colonies will greatly diminish the prestige and money value of these  six governorships, which now play a considerable part in patronage and rewards  for faithful service at Westminster. But,  of course, this will exert no rational influence on the question, if the Australians  are once agreed.  TRANS-SIBERIAN   RAILWAY.  It Will Open for Settlement Millions of Acres  of Fertile Land.  One of the greatest modern enterpries  is the Trans-Siberian railway, in course of  construction by the Russian government.  This road is to be 5700 miles in length, and  will cost $150,000,000. It will be completed  in six years if no unexpected delays occur.  B. Petropavloosky, one of the civil engineers engaged in the construction of this  railroad, who arrived iu San Francisco,  recently from Siberia, by Avay of Yokohama, en route to Europe, gave some information about this gigantic undertaking. He says that all the material used in  the construction of the road is of Russian  manufacture. The first section of the line  from Vladivostock, on the sea of Japan, to  Grafska, has been completed, a distance  of 200 miles. Work on the second section,  from Grafska inland, is iu progress. From  Vladivostock to St. Petersburg the distance is about G000 miles.  It is learned from other sources that  work ou the opposite end of the line has  also made good progress. It starts at  Chelabidsk, on the western edge of Siberia. At that point it connects with the  European systems of railways and a direct  line to St. Petersburg by way of Moscow.  What may be termed the first section of  the road, extending; eastward from Chela-  binsk to Omsk, a distance of 500 miles, is  practically finished and will be opened  for traffic before the end of this year.  From Omsk 800 miles eastward the road  is built, but the necessary bridges are  wanting. This section will be iu operation in 1890.  A government commission, of which  the czarovitch, heir to- the throne, is at  the head, has charge of the construction,  with unlimited powers. There is no lack  of funds and the work is pushed expeditiously.  According to a Russian bureau of immigration, which is actively endeavoring to  settle the country, traversed by the line,  as building progresses, Siberia has millions of acres of fertile land, suited to the  profitable production of wheat and rye.  There is abundance of rainfall in the summer season. Siberia is twice as large as  the United States, and the greater part of  it has never been fully explored. It has  a population of 5,000,000, most of whom  are congregated in towns.  The Russian government has in mind  several other schemes for the development of Siberia. It proposes to establish  steam navigation on the river systems intersecting the great railway. Help will  be given to the mining industries of the  Ural region. Here are mined gold, platinum and great' quantities of iron as well  as gems.  The extent to which the development of  Siberia's agricultural resources may effect  the world's market for wheat is a question  of importance to.the wheat growers of  this continent. Even now Russia is a  large exporter of grain. Russia exported  last year $20,000,000 worth of oats, $30,-  000,000 worth of barley, $5,000,000 worth  of corn and $70,000,000 worth of wheat.  Ordinarily she sends out of the country  for sale about $70,000,000 worth of rye, but  this quantity was reduced to $11,000,000  worth last year by a tariff war with Germany. If there are millions of acres of  virgin soil in Siberia which this road will  make available for wheat production, the  effect of its constructon may be like that  of the government railways in India,  which at once brought that country into  prominence as a producer and exporter of  wheat.  But the road was primarily designed as  a great military highway. Were it in  operation at this time, Russia would be  vastly better prepared to take a hand in  the settlement of the difficulty between  China and Japan by appropriating the  territory in dispute.* The road will also  give Russia an immense advantage in any  aggressive move upon India,. By means  of this line troops may be landed on the  Pacific in ten days from St. Petersburg or  Moscow.  The great engineering works on the  Trans-Siberian line will be the bridging  of the Obi, the Yenisei and the Ainoor,  three of the largest rivers in the world.  All of these flow northward into the Arctic, ocean. The greatest altitude reached  by the line is 3000 feet above the sea level,  at a point east of lake Baikal, which is  350 miles long and lies in a high plateau.  The Survival of the Fittest.  .Victoria.-Commercial' Journal: "There  can be no disguising the fact that so far  as general business is concerned the present depression has not been an unmixed  evil. In the parable of the sower about  which the good book tells us, we read of  that seed which not having deepness of  earth sprang up quickly and rankly, but  soon died out. But, as everyone is aware,  such' products take the place which would  be occupied by others of a, more permanent, character, and in fact prevent the  other growing or attaining a state of fruition. This worthless stuff has got to be  got rid of before the rest of the crop can  prosper. So it is in business. There are  numbers of people who start out, but  have no bottom���financial, moral, or as  the result of experience. These are in  the way of other people, whose business  they ruin, besides most effectually bringing about their own downfall. Times of  depression tell on such people, and have  the effect ofvweeding them out. Thus, as  has been said, they are not an unmixed  evil, since they the sooner bring matters  to that climax when the issue is that of  the survival of the fittest."  Three Slocan Mining- Companies.  The Slocan Milling Company, Limited,  the Alamo .Mining,Company, Limited, and  the Minnesota Silver Company, Limited,  are the names of three companies recently,  registered under the Companies Act. The  Slocan Milling Company is building a concentrator on Carpenter creek, between  Three Forks and'New Denver. The capital stock of the company is $100,000. A.  E. Humphreys, N.-D. Moore, John G. Williams, John Vallance, and Howard Don-  nally are the incorporators. The Alamo  Mining Company owns the'Alamo-mine,  in Twin Lake basin, Slocan district, from  which ore has been shipped. The capital  stock of the cou.pany is $500,000, divided  into shares of $1 each. The incorporators  are the same as in the Slocan Milling Coin-  pang. The Minnesota Silver Company  owns a number of claims in Slocan district. Its capital stock is $1,000,000, divided  into shares of $1 each- The incorporators  are A. E. Humphreys, G. J. Atkins, Howard Donnally, Walter Marshall, and J. S.  Blackaller. All three companies have  their principal place of business at New  Denver.  Capital,  Best,  all paid  up,     -  I0NTREAL  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,   Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,.  E. S. CLOUSTON    President   Vice-President  .General Manager  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.       BHANCHES IN      LONDON  (England),  NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell Sterling Exchange and Cable Transfers.  GRANT COMMEUCIAL AND TKAVKLLKHS' CHEDITS,  available in any part of the world.  DKAKTS ISSUED; COLLECTIONS MADE; ETC.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATE OF INTEREST (at. present) 3i Per Cent.  MERCHANT TAILORS,  WINNIPEG, MANITOBA.  A. D. Emory of tills firm will be in  Nelson and vicinity the-early part of  September showing fall range of fall  samples.   Address HojLel. Phair, Nelson.  To Hunting, Survey and Prospecting Parties,  and Others.  The new fast Steam Launch  cc  ���__&���mm  i  RT  JL��� *J _JL���.  JD  Can be chartered by the day or week on reasonable terms.  Orders sent through the pursers of the steamboats Nelson and Ainsworth, with whom all arrangements can be  made, will receive prompt attention. Arrangements can  also be made through .John Houston & Co., Tho Tribune  oflice, Nelson,   Address, by mail or telegraph,  August 28th, lSilt, U. W. BUSK, lialfour, U. C.  DISSOLUTION  OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  . The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, W'illiehn Hanson nnd John Hlomberg, doing  business as hotclkeopors under the ilrm name of Hanson  & Hlomberg, has been dissolved. All debts duo by the  firm will be paid hy John Hlomberg, who alone Is authorized lo collect debts duo the linn.  Dated Nelson, I). C��� August 25th, IH'II.  WI LI I ELM   HANSON,  JOHN  MLOMHERG.  FOR RENT.  The story and a half frame building on Raker street,  between U. A. Rigelow & Co.'sund the Nelson house, Ih  for rent.   Apply at The Tribune ollice, Houston block.  )ia & Kootenay Steam Navigation  io:.  o  fc  60  H  d  ffl  a  4  'li  H  O  TI  W  O  a.  !?  w  3  o  3>  O  H  M  ���i  3  a  w  C-  3  H3  >  P  ���w  P  >  a  tn  *  w  o  a-  Ol  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting on Saturdays and Wednesdays with Nelson  & Fort Sheppard Railway for Kaslo and lake points.  Leaves Nelson��� Leaves Kaslo for Nelson-  Mondays at I p. in. Sundays at 8 a. in.  Wednesdays at 5:10 p. in.     Tuesdays al. Ii a. in.  Thursdays at 1 p. in Thursdays at 8a. in.  Saturdays at 5:10 p. in. Fridays at 'A a. m.  Connecting on Tuesdays and Fridays with Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway for Spokano.  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Nelson;  Connecting with Great Northern railway for all points  east and west.  Leaves Kaslo Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 a. in.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a. in.  Leaves Honnor's Ferry for Nelson and Kaslo at 2 a. in. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting with the Canadian Pacific Railway (main  line) for all points east and west.  Leaves Rovolstoko on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 a. in.  Leaves Rob.-on on Wednesdays and Sundays at 0 p. m.  Northport Route----Steamer Lytton.  Connecting at Northport'for points north and south on  the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway.  Leaves Robson Saturdays at 1 a. in.  Leaves Northport Saturdays at 1:30 p. in.'  The company reserves the right to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For full information, as lo tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's oflice, Nelson. 11. C.  T. ALLAN, Secretary.      J. \V. TROUP, Mannger.  HOUSE  At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS MADDEN, Prop.  THE MADDEN is Centrally Located, With a  Frontage Towards Kootenay River and  is Newly Furnished Throughout.  THE TABLE is Supplied with Everything in  the Market, the Kitchen Being Under  the Immediate Supervision of a Caterer  of Large Experience.  THE BAR  IS SUPPLIED WITH THE BEST BRANDS OF ALL  KINDS OF WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed makes  the above hotel one of the best in the city both  for transient guests and day boarders.  FINEST WINES, LIQUORS, AND CIGARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  he Tremont.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of tho best hotels in Toad Mountain district, and  is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  MALONE   &    TREGILLUS.   Props.  tanley House  BAR.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets, Nelson. We are now  running lhe Stanley house bar, and will be glad to have  our friends and acquaintances give us a call.  DAWSON & CRADDOCK.  WILLIAM PERDUE  EAST   BAKER   STREET.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steam  boats with fresh meats, and deliver same at any miile  or landing in  the  Kootenay Lake country.  AT MARKETS.  WILSON & BURNS  (Successors to Burns, Mclnnes & Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in slock and dressed  meats. Are prepared to furnish in any quantity  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham, at the  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  GOLD  AND   SILVER  EXTBACTM  The Cassel Gold Extracting Co., Ltd., of Glasgow.  I'l'iii! Mn��Artlmr-l>'um��it. Cyuuiilu I'ioci-sh.)  Is prepared to tiogot'iite with mine owners and others  for tho extraction of the above metals from the most refractory ores, and to treat and report on wimples up to  one ton in weight sent to its experimental works, Vancouver.   All communications to bn addressed to  W, I'ELLEW-HAUVEY, F.C.S.,  Assay and Mining Olllces, Vancouver, B. C.  All kinds of assay mining and analytical work undertaken  Nelson  Livery Stable  Passengers and baggage transferred to and  from the  railway depot and steamboat landing.   Freight  luiulod and job teaming done.  Stove  wood for salo,  WILLIAM WILSON PROPRIETOR  Spokane Falls & .Northern Railway,  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway.  All Rail to Spokane, Washington.  Leave 7 A.M...........NELSOX........Arrive 5:10 P.M.  On Tuesdays and Fridays trains will run through  to Spokane, arriving.there at 5:30 P.M. same day. lie-  turning will leave Spokane at 7 A. M. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson at 5:10 P. M.. making  close connections with steamer Nelson for all Kootenay  lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek connect, at Marcus with stage on Mondays, Tuesduys, Thursdays, and Fridays.  NELSON STEAM  SASH AND DOOR FACTORY  SASH. 1)00ItS, AND WINDOW FRAMES  MADE TO ORDER.  Estimates Given on Building Supplies.  TURNING, SURFACING, AND .MATCHING.'.  Orders from any town in the ICootenay Lake country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of all kinds.  '       RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  LUMBERYARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  Nelson Electric Light Company,  Limited.  The works of the company will be in operation on or  about the 20th instant, and all'parties desiring lights  should make application to the undersigned.  GEORGE A. RIGELOW, Secretary.  Nelson, R. C, August 10th, 1S11.  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  In the county court of Ivooteiiay, holdcn at the last crossing of the Columbia river, in the matter of John Rti-  chanan, deceased, and in the matter of the Ollicinl Administrator's Act, dated the Thirteenth day of August,  A.D., 1S!M.  Upon reading the allidavils of Edward O. Arthur and  Maggie Connor it is ordered that Arthur Patrick Cummins, ollieial adininstratorfortlie county court district  of Kootenay, shall be administrator of all and singular  the goods, chatties, and credits of John liuchanan, deceased, and that this order be publisned iu the Nelson  Tribune newspaper for the period of sixty days.  (Signed) WILLIAM WARD SPINKS.  The'creditors of John Ruchanan, late of Nelson, in tho  district of Kootenay, miner, are requested within sixty  ((!()) days of this date to send to me by registered loiter  addressed to me at Donald, in the district of Kootenay,  full and verilied particulars of their claims with dates  and items. Upon the expiration of the said period of  sixty days I sliall proceed with,the distribution of the  said estate, having regard only as to such claims as I  sliall receive notice of as aforesaid.  Dated at Donald, in the district of Kootenay, this 2!)th  day of August. lSilt.        '.      ":  A. IV CUMMINS, Ollieial Adininstrator.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT.  "lir.ACK HKAIl" MINKKAI, Ufc.UM, SITUATKI) WKST OK AN' J  AlUOI.MNr:   TIIK   "l.K. KOI"   MINKIt.U.  CLAIM,   IN    TUB'  THAU. rUKKK MINIMI CAMP. WKST KOOTKNAY. I1KITISII  COLUMBIA.  Take notice that we, the Lo Roi Mining & Smelting  Company (free miners'eertilicate number 5011!!)). intend  sixty days from the dale hereof to apply to the gold commissioner for a eertilicate ofiiinprovemeiits for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim, anil,  further, take notice that adverse claims must be sent to  tliejnining recorder and action commenced before the  issuance of such eertilicate of improvements.  THE LE ROI MINING & SMELTING COMPANY,  Gkoihh-: M. Fosi'KU, President.  Dated the 25th day of June, 18111  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  O.  K. MINKKAI,  CLAIM,  TltAIl-  C'ISKKIC   MININfi   DIVISION.  Take notice that we, John Y. Cole, free miner's certificate No. SOW!!), I>. J. Hughes, free miner's eertilicate No.  50(W8, and Maurice Oudin, free miner's eertilicate No. 5115ti,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the  gold commissioner for a eertilicate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining acrown grant of the above claim.  Anil further take notice that adverse claims must bo  sent to the mining recorder and action commenced before the issuance of such eertilicate of improvements.  Dated this 30th day of August, 18III.  NOTICE^  Notice is hereby given that O. Ilumbcr, formerly acting  as agent for the United Fire Insurance Company of Manchester, England, and the Atlas Assurance Company of  Bab*  !-��� -ll ��� I. f."  Chester, England, and the Atlas Assurance' Company of r*Jjv-W"'t,i-jS  London, England, is no longer agent, or iu any way con- k> I �������� *-',jff.  ucctcd with the above companies.   In future all com- E�� *.;."���\jJE:  miinications relative to above companies should be ad- ft'���^': .'������;".i.',1    b.^A  i.. ..r���,.-.,,  dressed to Harold SoIouh, agent,  (1. N. GIRDLESTONE & SONS,  General Agents.  Application for Liquor License.  The undersigned hereby gives notice Unit ho intends  to apply for iiTicenso to sell liquor at retail nl his hotel at  the town of Thompson, in Trail Creek division of West  Kootenay district, British Co.uinbla.  JOHN v. COLE.  Thompson, U, C��� August 2nd, 1891,  ���ii1 'v -������  ���i  . 1  '  ..u: ,i-i  -��� ���������     |i�� |"���'��"in  ..I     -   '<  O*1 ���  1   11  '4  %-:  -.  -     --    ���*  M��^V ���"  -V' '.. ���  ;   'if-  feV'^^'-'^^A^':  V-- '-��� ������������'   ir:<?  ?.h\<>'f$&~>K? '^^i^M^'^-^^^^ir^^M.^^ ���  ���>>���'������'������) ^Ljra-^/wtmfc-^^se^'as?^^  THE TRIBUTE:   NELSO^B. Q, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1894.  :"3:  _OMUBaex=s>_wi   i.��-..-1..r-.":.ia.rv-TrmtmJiTr.ii i^w^w-  ^  "BELIAL."-  Everyone knew him and in a certain  ���way liked him, but no one knew who he  was, where   he came from, or   whither  finally he went.   Courteous, and generous to a fault, polished as a diamond, he  had one day dropped into pur little country village, no one knew from where or  for what. He took the best suite of rooms  at the; little hotel,-1 paid his bill* promptly,  spent money freely, aiid soon became- a  liiysterious favorite.   No good work went  on that he did not contribute to generously.    Was some one sick with small-pox.  and no one dare nurse him?   Belial was  on   hand.   Did  a  child   tumble'off  the  bridge when no one was by who could  swim?    Belial   would suddenly  appear,  strip' off his coat, and be in the water and  out before you could say"Scat."   Was  therea case of sickness which baffled our  old and only physician?   -Belial  was in  and pulled the patient through.   Because  of all this skill in different directions, he  was dubbed "Belial," and by that name  he always went.   He registered at  the  hotel as plain John Smith, but I am confident that that was a fiction.   No such  man could be plain John Smith.   About  five feet six inches in height, straight as  an arrow,'thin as a Damascus blade; all  '  nerve;   with  black, hair,  mustache, and.  eyes, but with a skin like.a first snowbank; a sharp nose, and teeth to make  one envious; he made a striking figure  that might well be called as it was.   Little children were afraid of him; superstitious people thought him supernatural,  and everyone,thought him "canny."   All  had for him a certain amount of respect  which they could not help.   He had few  intimates.   One was an old retired judge;  another, the village apothecary; a third  was myself, a la/.y young bachelor.   Our  friendship was close; and as f had very  comfortable quarters, and he felt himself  always welcome 'there, wealmost lived together. ������'..���  The scene of this sketch was the now  famous Mount Desert; the date about  1800, long before Croesus had found out  that Mount Desert was better than .Mount  Arart, and that .frenchman's Bay, which  lies inside, was the most beautiful expanse  of water in the world.' Since the vandals  have taken possession, I have no care to  ���go back. ''Then I was idling my time  away in search of health at what might  well be called a rural Village���of less than  one thousand inhabitants, mostly fisher-  n'len, all; good, wholesome, honest folk. 1  Ifuul been .there nearly a year, and had'  rented a"tidy;little cottage, fixed it up to  suit mvself. and in what seemed then  and there regal style, and being fairly  well-to-do was "taking mine ease at mine  own inn." One day there was like another  "only more so." A mail oncea.week from  Ellsworth, a visitor once a year, perhaps.  Therefore one day, when the fishing-  smack which brought our mail came in  with our strange friend Belial on board,  all was excitement.  He had" been there a month or two���  perhaps three���when our story begins. 1  had found him out. Hiked him; he liked  me. We each minded our own affairs.  In such a place, the acquaintance even of  Belial was a godsend, and we were soon  as warm friends as one could be with such  a being. My larder was better stocked  ' than that of the hotel, which, by the way,  was known as the "Lobster Pot;" my  wine cellar, though small, had some good  stuff iu it; my cigars and tobacco were  smokable and my latch-string was always  out. My staff of servants consisted of one.  ancient African. I had brought him with  uie from the west coast, where I had  bought' him for a trifle, and 1 called him  "Plus;" for, besides being by nature as  black as a whole suit of spades, he every  day took on an extra coat of tan. 1 have,  tried charcoal on'hiinV'aud it madca very  perceptible light-mark. -His English was  no English at all, but a sort of hash of  English and Nango, for he was of the  ������ tribe of Nangos. But he could,, cook'."all  around" Dehnonico's chef, and was as  faithful and honest as he was black. If  you want the trustiest African in the  world, get a Nango.  My name is Grubb. That is bad enough,  but'although I had kind, indulgent, decent parents, they were very pious, and  so, fearing that old Bible names would  fade out, and I being the only son, picked  out the pretty one of Hachaliah (the  , father of" Neheiniah).  "Hachaliah Grubb!" And this done by  kind, indulgent, and decent parents!"  Of course, these could be but two nicknames: "Hack" Grubb or "Liar" Grubb.  I have gone through life thus far usually  called by those who do not know me,  "Liar Grubb."  John Smith, "Belial," was a gentleman.  He wpujd not drink my whisky, or smoke;  iffy cigar.< or tobacco, and in* fill my acquaintance with him 1 never heard him  use an oath, or a word or expression which  might not have beeh'used in'the queen's  drawing room.  "He did not like 'Mlachaliah," "Hack,"  .'/Liar,'"or "Grubb," aiid so/when we became'acquainted, he said,,"1 will'call you  'Ajax'" (I weighed about 0(5 pounds), "and  yoit can let me down by calling me  'Belial.'" He knew all about his nickname, and- was rather' pleased than an:  noyecl.���  When Belial came in lie picked up a  magazine which I had been trying to study  out, and it was turned down at the article  on mesmerism, he said: "is Ajax studying the black art?"  ���       ���   ���  "So far as I can get into it, it is the  blackness of darkness."  "Tlien.yp.n don't believe iu such things?  Are you not superstitious?"  , "Not that I am aware of."  "Nor am 1, but light your pipe and let  ino tell you a.story or two, which 1 can  vouch for."  I was ready for anything which would  take this'prdfitles study of mesmerism out  of my head. We sat down in the delightful breeze.  "What I tell you," he said, "lean vouch  fonts coming from people whom 1 cannot  doubt.   The first is an occurrence so com-  a note  of the  died within a  mon -that everyone has experienced'or  ���heard.of something like it. A gentleman  in Boston, an old and valued friend, was  born at Sullivan Falls, the head of Frenchman's Bay. He had emigrated and been  in Boston for a number of years, leaving  .���behind him an elder brother. There had  been between them always a very strong  friendship���love, I may say; and when  one day he received from his brother a  letter/announcing an apparently trifling  illness, he became worried, for his brother  was well on in*.years. ���  ' "The second'day after the receipt of.the  letter;.he returned from business as usual,  tired out, and threw himself on the lounge  to rest,nnd catch forty winks before dinner. What seemed to him the sleep of  ages really lasted 'but a few moments,,  when lie awakened "suddenly'and, S)n'iug-  ing up, asked of .his wife, who sat beside  him:  '"Mary, what o'clock is it?'  '"Just twenty minutes past five, but  why do you ask?'  ."'Jolm is.'dead'! Make  time. I am sure- he has  minute.'  '"Nonsense, Charley! You've been  dreaming. Yoil are tired ��� out;: and,  thinking of John as you dropped off, you  have naturally dreamed of him.'  "There were no telegraphs in those  days, but in due course of mail there came  a letter from John's son:  '"Dear Uncle Charley: Father died quite suddenly at  5:20 p. in. on Monday. The last word- he spoke was  '.Charley.'   Your affectionate nephew, JOHN.'  "This is not uniisual-j-w'e tead'of 'these"  premonit'ions, or whatever -you inay call-  them, frequently.  '.'.,��� "Here's another, especially singular because it involves physical  force.   -It:was-'  told me by a person who could not, if he  would, make a misstatement.   I believe it  to be abolutely true.  "Some four or five years ago, a young  friend of mine, who had married a beautiful young girl only a few years before,  was suddenly and mysteriously bereft of  her.' She disappeared one day, and no  trace was found of her until nearly a  month afterward, when' her body was  found in the woods twenty miles away  from the country place where they were  stopping. The 'mystery was never accounted for. They had lived most happily, and temporary aberration was all  that could be'made put Of it. The young  fellow was heart-broken, and at first  thought seriously of joining a Christian  brotherhood and devoting the rest of his  life to good deeds; but before he could ar-'  range the -preliminaries, an angel in pink;  about twenty-two years old, came across  'his tear-bedimnied vision, and before he  could fairly dry his eyes he was head over  heels in love. In less than a year he was  engaged, and in less than two years married. He did not sorrow as one without  hope, but.he had oh his finger a ring which  his wife* had given him .when' they; were"  engaged.  "The second engagement-took place one  day in December, and in the city of Baltimore, the residence of the young lady.  The gentleman was a guest at one of the  principal hotels. .  .','Up6n; retiring that' night, he locked  and bolted his door carefully, saw that  there was no one under the bed, and, as it  was acold winter night, carefully fastened  the windows (the door and windows were  'all fastened in the morning.) Then he  read a chapter or two in the Bible, and,  looking at the ring on his,finger, felt a little twinge about his heart-strings.. He  had loved his wife clearly. How could he  so soon get over that love and bestow it  on another? His conscience reproached  him, but he said his prayers, got into bed  and was soon dreaming. Of his wife?  Oh, no; but of his wife that was to be.  His dream was rudely broken into by his  first wife, who suddenly appeared at his  bedside, took his haiid in; hers and. removed the ring. He awakened with a  start, for it was all real'to liim. Jumping  out of bed, he lighted the gas. The ring;  .a clos'e-fitting one, was gone. Windows  and doors were securely fastened on the  inside, and it could not be found;, nor was  it eyer found, altaough he offered the  chambermaid the next morning., fifty dollars if she would produce it. That wife's  presence was as real to him as if she were  iii' the flesh. Where was the ring? . No  one couldiiave by an'y possibility entere.d  the room. He could not have risen in his  sleep and hid it, or (he fifty-dollar reward  would have revealed it. He was no more  given to superstition than you are, and  yet the ring was gone.  "Now','Ajax, you are getting excited. I  will tell you no more ghost stories, although I have my head full of them, but  when I next come in, I will give you a dissertation on mesmerism. J know something of it,'and can make it plainer to you  in half-an-hour than all the dry magazine  articles you could read in a month. If  you will have Plus make a nice curry of  chicken; for dinner, Twill see that you  don't dine.-alone,"���and such a curry as  Plus could make! . ,.-    - . ...- \  Belial was an almost daily visitor.' He  found my place the most pleasant loafing  spot in town, and I was really fond of his  company. '������';���  Within a day or two of the foregoing  ��� promise he sauntered in abdutnoon, and  after a little chat said: "I have come to  giye you.some practical evidence ol* the  verity of mesmerism. 1 am no doubt one  of the' best natural mesmerists in this;  country. There is a certain vital force  requisite to this attainment of the art  . which 1 happen to possess.   What force  it is, no one exactly knows.   For want of  a better word, We call it magnetism."  Saying this he placed himself ifi front of  ��� me, both of us being seated. Folding my.  hands with the thumbs uppermost, he  placed between my thumbs a ((isc.of metal  not unlike the bobbin used in certain sewing machines. Upon this 1 was directed  to fix my eyes and attention for the space  of five minutes. At the expiration of this  time, I was relieved of the. disc, and the  circus commenced. Plus was called in as  an audience, and when I was released from  the mesmeric bond, the faithful darkey  was rolling on tho floor, convulsed with  the wildest laugh which I had heard since  I left the west coast. Tears were in  Belial's eyes, and he speedily informed me  that I was far beyond anything iu the  way of a subject that he had ever met.  "I have no doubt that iu time," he said,  "I call take you oiil of your' body and  send you to the uttermost parts of the  earth."  As he assured me that no harm, physical  or --mental, could come from the experiments, it became an almost everyday  pastime. The old judge and the apothecary were sometimes admitted,much to  their delectation. This continued till fall,  when it became necessary for me to go to  Boston on business, though I intended to  return before cold weather to-go into  winter quarters. In those days the facilities of railroad or; steamboat were not so  readily at hand as now, and .rather.than  take the long and tedious stage ride, I preferred going to Ellsworth and taking  chances in a coasting vessel. Belial  decided to go also, and luckily, as  it...seemed at. the time, just as -we  .were ab'o'ut starting for Ellsworth, there  appeared in the offing a fine, saucy-looking schooner of about one hundred tons,  as trim a little craft as one would wish to  sail in. She hove to off the town, and the  captain came on shore.  As such an. occurrence was.:iinusual,>  everybody who was uotbutfishiug flocked  to the beach. The captain, a fine specimen of a young, down-east skipper, soon  told his story. - He had.broken the key to  his chronometer, aiid not' caring to risk"  his vessel by sailing on dead reckoning,  had put in to have a new key made. We  had no locksinith in'tp.wn, the blacksmith  could not make anything ' but a" keel  band" for a boat, and a poor one at that,  and what was the skipper to do? It was  a simple job for anyone..who understood  it, but.worse than squaring the circle for  any'one else. .': ,-'   .  Belial said, "I think lean mend up your  old key so that it will get you through to  Boston:" -The captain gave him the chronometer and key, a'nd we alladjourned to  my house. While Belial made a temporary "forge in the kitchen and was doing  the repairs, dinner was prepared by Plus;  and dinner and key being ready at the  same time, we all fell to. We learned  that the schooner was just off the stocks,  this being her maiden voyage. She was  .from the extreme eastern part of the state,  about Calais, I think,'and was built to  beat anything of her size afloat. I shall  never forget her name, for it was that of  a subsequent sweetheart of 'mine, whom I  did not succeed in capturing, "Mary  Ellen." The schooner was just in good  ballast trim, lumber-laden. Here was our  opportunity. He would keep his vessel  "off and on" for us till morning, and Belial  and I'very gladly availed;ourselves of the  opportunity.  As" mine would be but a short visit, I  was soon ready and left Plus in charge of  my castle. We embarked the next morning, and were soon testing the qualities of  our. "Mary Ellen." As the day advanced  and night came on, there were unmistakable signs of an approaching storm. Just-  as night shut-down, we passed Matinicus  Rock, and-at the.sanie^tiine passed a good-  sized, wholsoine-lookiiig bark. We were,  both under close reefs. She was heading  east, "close-hauled," as we sailors say;  while we were scudding free, standing  south by west. The watch at 8 p. m. had  just been set, when the mate reported to  the captain two feet of water in the pump-  well. Pumps, were, of course, manned at  once, but the water increased so rapidly  that there .could be.but one solution, we  had started a butt; that is, the end of one  of.the ship's planks, tinder water, had  .started away from the fastening. Nothing  could save ns, and our only hope was to  keep above water till morning, and then  make laud and trust to some passing vessel to take us off. Fortunately we were  lumber-laden; otherwise there could have  been no hope:of our lasting till daylight.  The crews-were kept at the pumps constantly, but we sank deeper and deeper,  till at last we were water-logged.  ..And now what, do you suppose happened? 'Belial was, as usual, equal to the  emergency. The captain, Belial and I  were sitting in the cabin, when he drew  from his pocket the little metal disc, and  handing it to me, said, "Ajax, I am going  to prove to you beyond a doubt that mesmerism is something more than a pastime.  Fix-your eye and your hearten that disc."  1 did so,.'and soon lost consciousness.  What followed was told briefly by the  captain:  "When you were in the trance, this  gentleman said" (he did not know him as  Belial) " "Go up' off Matinicus Hock, and  you will find there, hove to, the bark  which we passed at nightfall.' In a moment he said, 'Have you found her?'  "'Yes.'  "'Well, go- below, and on the cabin  table you wili find the log-slate. Open it  and write, "Wear ship, and stand southwest till you are off Monhegan. Lay to  till daylight, and rescue the crew of a  schooner 1'ouuderiug..'''"  I was not conscious of'having left the  vessel; but see what followed. As we  could not scud, deep as we were iu the  water, without danger of beingswamjicd,  the captain with'.great difficulty got the  vessel head to tlie wind and we lay hove  to till daybreak. "On our weather bow.we  discovered a bark, also hove to, but apparently all right. We soon had our ensign ut the main peak, union doywu. The  wind .and sea had somewhat subsided, but  there was still a sea running which nothing but'-a life-boat could weather. The  bark soon set her signal of recognition  and ran down under our lee. A life-boat  was speedily manned, and as close alongside as was prude'ut,' Every _ one was  safely deposited in the boat, till at last  the captain dropped in and we started  back for tlie bark. The boat was in command,of the second mate, and manned by  .six as sturdy sailors as ever, pulled an ore.  Alongside the bark, a boatswain-chair  waff rigged, and we wore all swung on  board. The captain and mate stood in  the waist to receive and welcome us.  When I touched the deck, the mate  started as if shot, and exclaimed: "That  is the stranger."  The bark was soon on her coarse again.  We were taken below, clothed and fed,  and left the poor "Mary Ellen" with the  water washing over her deck. When we  had in a measure recovered ourselves, the  captain, who proved to bo a very intelligent and very jolly Nova Scotian, said:  "Gentlemen, perhaps you consider this  resent; oik! of the chances-of navigation,  but it is not; it is one of the providences  of God. East night when the watch was  changed at eight bells, we  were hove to  d  .     The Mines of the  Great Slocan District  are all within  a-few.���;���������;, / V ..  miles of New Denver,  ���the .celebrated  Mountain Chief being  less than ;  two miles distant.  The townsite is  acknowledged to be the  prettiest  in the whole  Kootenay Country.  Investors and Speculators should  examine the property  offered.  To allow Prospectors,[..Mm^rSpjisMW,  Mining* Men to acquire ground on  which to build homes, lots will be sold  in Blocks 58, 59, 60, ^1, 62, 74, 73,79,  and 83, in the townsite of NEW DENVER, until October 1st next, at the low  price of One Dollar a Front Foot ($25  a Lot).   Terms cash.   Title warranted;  ��f mv  land,  just north of Matinicus. As the night  was very rusty, I took the watch with  Mr. Moore, the second mate. The first  officer, Mr. Farquhar, went below to write  up his log and turn in. In a moment he  came tumbling on deck, and in great excitement exclaimed, "Captain, who is that  stranger below?' I knew he was not iu  liquor, and his earnest manner impressed  me. I went below with him. He said,  'When Lcame to write up my log, I saw a  gentleman sitting at the tabie writing on  thesla'te.' 1'knew there were iiostrangersou  board, and after rubbing my eyes to make  sure that I was not deceived, 1 rushed on  deck.' When we arrived below, there  was no one. there,-and I concluded that  Farquhar had, perhaps from fatigue, fallen asleep; but a glance at the log slate,  which was lying open, satisfied me of  error.'; There, written in a bold h  were these words, 'Wear shin and stand  s aitheast till you are off Monhegan. Lay  to till daylight and rescue the crew of a  schooner foundering,' and," continued the  captain, producing the slate, "here it is."  And truly there it was, iu my own somewhat peculiar handwriting. "And," said  Mr. Farquhar,-addressing me, you are the  gentleman who sat, fit this table and  wrote it." ''  Belial all this time had said nothing,  but looking at mei triumphantly, he told  the story of the night before. What was  it? The male had never put his eyes on  -me before. The handwriting was unmistakably mine. The apparition and handwriting were there beyond doubt, or in  such a terrible gale the captain would  never have'put his ship about.  The captaintreated us most kindly, and  landed us all safely at our old home. The  captain of the "Mary Kllen" thanked his  stars that his chronometer key had broken  or, as he reasoned, ho would not have had  Belial and his friend on board. He is  alive to this day. >So is the mate of the  Nova Scotia bark.  What became of Belial I do not know.  For a number of years he was a regular  and very welcome guest of mine; but one  year he I'aiJed to put in an appearance,  and 1 have seen or heard nothing of him  since. Perhaps he has gone to investigate  the canals of Mars; but wherever he may  be, he will always be a mystery.  AND ALL KINDS  APPLICATION  Not  FOR  LIQUOR  LICENSE.  I* liorchy Klvt'ii Mint the inidcrsik'Hcd will within  thirty days apply I'ora license In ki-II llipior al. retail ut  his hotel at. Three Forks, West Kootenay district, British  Coliiuiliiii.  |)al.e<l August,-,'iltli,  I Ml I.  .(���nay  IKA  W.  III.ACK.  ASSAY OUTFIT  FOR SALE.  Law i"��l complete assay plant for "iile, IncludiiiK hal-  iinccs furnace, uiiil chemicals. If not sold hy private  liarKain on or liefnre Septemher IJIh, it will he solil hy  aiielrm at. Nelson, l-'or further particulars apply to K.  Applewailc,corner Vicloriaaiid Kooleimy.ilreels, .Nelson,  PLANTS FOR MINES.  CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.  The Jenckes Machine Company  SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC.  AIR COMPRESSORS  OK  TIIK   MOST   KI-'I-'ICIKN'T   ANIl   KCONOMICAL TVI'K.  "SLUGGER" AND "GIANT"  AIR   DRILLS   FOR  MINES.  KK.VI)   l-'Olt   CATAI.OOL'K.  The Canadian   Rand   Drill  Company,  SHERBROOKIE,   QUEBEC.  Mrltish Colninhlu AKcney:   CM Cordova Street, Vancouver. Kaslrni Agency:    II! Victoria S'qunrtr. Montreal,  The Pulsometer Steam Pump  The Handiest, Simplest, and   Most   Efficient Steam Pump  FOR   MINING   PURPOSES.  Pulsometer Steam Pump Company, New York, U. S.  i  ds*��  m>  .. .,'?'���'���*  - 'A'---���'-���  .���. ii.  ...  ���,!������'    V-��  S-'-'i    .-'  .-.i fir-!  "V-vr'"^-;'!'  "���-1?  i I.' ��" ll     .        "I II I  !      - 'li. .i     '  1     t        p    *  i,*     ���   ' ' .',*���  -���7 THE TRIBUNE:   NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1894.  ��  A  VERNON   STREET,   NELSON,  ����  9  -roceries.  in ware.  and  ware,  ,3*  ORE SHIPMENTS FROM SOUTH KOOTENAY.  FOK  WKBIv   ENDING SKITE.MIIKK (i'l'II.  September 1st.���f.c Ttoi mine, Trail Creek district,, via Northport to Everett, Washington... 86 tons  September 2nd.���Silver King mine, Nelson district, via Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway to  Denver, Colorado    September 3rd.���Silver King mine Nelson, district, via Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway to  Denver, Colorado . ���   Josie mine, TrailCrcek district, via Revelstoke  to Everett, Washington '.   ���10  45  12  Total.   AI'I'KOXIMATK  VALUE.  Trail Creek district ore (gold and copper)...  Nolson district ore (silver and copper)......  Total  ....'.   .133 tons  S2.400  8,500  ...810,900  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Tenders are called for the construction  of a wagon road from Three Forks to Cody creek, in Slocan district. Tenders will be received by the assistant  commissioner of lands and works at Nelson till noon of  the 18th instant.  The messenger of the Northern Pacific  Express Company reports being robbed of ��219 at Kaslo  on Monday last. The money was stolen from his stateroom on the steamer Nelson.  The Reisterer brewery at Nelson is in  operation, and is ready to fill orders for a beverage that  cheers but does not inehriate.  Mr. justice Crease, and not Mr. justice  Walkem, will preside at the session of the assize court,  which begins on Monday at Nolson.  .Ed Atherton, at Watson,  has  had  a  shako roof put over his safe, which stands where the lire  left it. It is rumored Kd will engage in business at Sandon when he disposes of the postinastcrship and some  other encumbrances at his present location.  , Since the great lire in Slocan district,  which burned the uru-,h to the roots in the ground, grass,  weeds, and ferns have commenced growing on all the  mountain sides, some of the vegetation being already  eight and ten inches in height.  Dr.  W. A. Hendryx   of Los Angeles,  California, arrived at Nelson on Wednesday. He will remain until after court, hissuit for an interest in the Noble  I��'ive group coining up for hearing.  The Methodist church services will hereafter be held in Odd Fellows hall, on Vernon street. Tomorrow the morning sermon will be "Restoration," and  the evening -'Doubts and Doubters."  The remains of two cariboo and one  bear, which must have been overtaken and burned in the  great fire which sweptover that section the latter part of  July, have been found on the hill northeast of Watson.  Hotel "Phair:" Meals, 50 cents each; rooms, 75 cent?  and ��1 per day.  Lost���On the trail between Nelson and Poorman mine,  a check book on the Bank of Montreal, containing memorandums of checks issued. Finder will please leave it  at Bank of Montreal, Nelson.  Hotel "Phair:" Meals, 50 cents each; rooms, 75 cents  and $1 per day.  Peaches, per box, $1.15; plums, per box, $1. At C.  Kauffman's.  Hotel "Phair:" Meals, 50 cents each; rooms, 75 cents  and $1 per day.     -  THE   FITZSTUBBS   INVESTIGATION.  The Charge of Misappropriation Admitted by  the Accused.  The investigation of the charges preferred against captain Fitzstubbs by John  Sanderson was held by Mr. justice Crease  this afternoon in the court house at Nelson. Neither captain Fitzstubbs nor Mr.  Sanderson were allowed the assistance of  counsel. John Sanderson testified that he  was employed as foreman on the Nakusp  &.Slocan trail in July, 1802, and that when  the payroll for the month of August, J892,  ���was made up, he, at the request of Mr.  Fitzstubbs, added the name of William  Smith to the payroll, and that Fitzstubbs  drew a check for the amount and placed  it in his pocket. The reason that Fitzstubbs gave for doing so was that tlie  government did not allow him anything  for his traveling expenses and he had to  do these things to keep even. On cross-  examination, Sanderson denied that he  signed Smith's name to the voucher; that  be merely certified to the correctness of  the payroll. He admitted that he knew  it was not right; but did not know at  that time that the government paid the  traveling expenses of its officials, and only  learned differently when he saw the published statement that the officials had  been paid large sums for traveling expenses.  As regards the Lardo-trail part of the  investigation, Sanderson testified positively that he had been given no instructions as to the amount to be expended,  and that when he met Fitzstubbs at the  latter's office Fitzstubbs objected to the  amount that had been expended, but only  because it prevented him [Sanderson] from  putting names on the pay-roll, so that  Fitzstubbs could reimburse himself for  the three or four hundred dollars he had  spent when at Victoria the winter before.  That it could not be done now on account  of Goepol having made the time out, and  if he knew it he would be trying the same  game, as he is one of them smart rascals.  Sanderson was asked by Mr. justice  Crease, if he did not know that specific  Hiun.s wcro appropriated for certain works,  like that of the Lardo trail, and Sanderson answered that he did not, and, said  further, that Fitzstubbs had never instructed him as to the amount set apart  for that particular work.  Captain Fitzstubbs testified that he employed Sanderson as foreman on tho Na  kusp & Slocan trail; that he told Sander-  sou to add the name of William Smith to  the pay-roll; that he issued a cheek for  the amount; and that he used the amount  of the check to reimburse himself for  amounts that he had paid out of his own  pocket for work done on-the government'  reserve at Nelson.  Question by Mr. justice Crease: "How  did you come to insert William Smith's  name on the payroll?" Mr. Fitzstubbs  answered: "1 went to payoff the work  on the Nakusp & Slocan trail. After paying the men I told Sanderson that I had  been doing some work on the government  reserve, and that I had already spent over  $90 on it; give me some time on the payroll, in order thet I may repay myself  what I have paid out.. He [Sanderson]  said, how much do you want? I said,  forty or fifty dollars from this trail, as it  is not costing a great deal. I said, put  another name on. Then he [Sanderson]  asked, what name? I said, any name-  William Smith. Then he [Sanderson]  said again, how much do you want? You  had better take enough while you are  about it. I looked at the payroll and saw  that $75 was the highest on the payroll,  and it could not be for any more than that,  He signed William Smith's name, and I  drew the check for $75."  Question by Mr. justice Crease: "Then  , that, was for work done for government  account for which there was no appropriation?" Mr. Fitzstubbs answered "Yes."  Question by Mr. justice Crease: "Who  did you employ for that kind of work?"  Mr. Fitzstubbs answered: "Bunker, Mc-  lutyre, and Lane."  Question by Mr. justice Crease: "How  did you employ them?" Mr. Fitzstubbs  answered: "Bunker was employed digging the ground, laying out beds, and  fixing the fence."  Question by Mr. justice Crease: "Why  did you not make a separate voucher, and  send it down to the goveruinens, saying  that you had been obliged to exceed the  appropriation and asking that it be allowed on the supplenientaries?" Mr. Fitzstubbs answered: "I knew the general  objection the government made when appropriations were exceeded; and that  year the government had voted Nelson a  large sum and I did not think they would  allow it?"  Fitzstubbs put in a general denial to all  of Sanderson's versions of the conversations that had taken place between them  regarding adding names to payrolls, and  also stated positively that he had instructed Sanderson not to spend more  than $700 on the Lardo trail.  Affidavits by Angus Mclntyre and John  Lane were read. They were both dated  at Kaslo, April llth, 1894. To Mclntyre's  was attached a bill for "hauling lo loads  of soil for Mr. Fitzstubbs's garden, $.11"  Lane's was for "hauling 35 loads of earth  and 5 loads of manure at Nelson, B. C,  for captain Fitzstubbs, $40." Mr. Bunker  testified that he was paid $28 for work-  done for Mr. Fitzstubbs in May and June,  1892, and $13.50 for work done in 1893.  It. J. Bealey testified that he went up  the Lardo trail on the 21th or 25th of June,  1893, and that Elclridge's men were not at  work, it was raining a little; they certainly did not work for a quarter of a  day; but the time book showed they got  full time. Mr. justice Crease will make  his report to the lieutenant-governor.  Report of Nelson Public School.  I--OK ACOfHT,   1801,  Number of pupils enrolled during month -12  Average daily attendance HI  Number left town    3  no.vou noi,!..  IETZEL k CI  AND  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  < )|  Fourth Class���  I. Klta Muir  ii. Nelson Buchanan  Second Class���  1. Frances .Sanson)  2. Nellie Marshall  Third Class���  1. Milliceiit Sansoin  2. Samuel Stuckey  Primer II Class���  1. Frankie Kttar  i. Robbie iiell  N. IJKIiMAOF, Teacher.  Excursion to the Hot Springs  On Upper Arrow Lake.  An excursion will leave Nelson at 2 o'clock on Sunday,  September Kith, for tho famous Hot. Springs, on Upper  Arrow lake, where there is now a llrst-elass hotel, under  the personal management of Bruce C'raddock, of tho firm  or Dawson & Craddoek. A half-fare rate (tiehuts good  for one weekl has been granted on the C. & IC. S. N. C'o's  steamer Lytton, and an uH'orf is- being made to secure a  reduced rale on the (J. & K. railway. For further particulars apply to  JAMF.S DAWSON, Stanley House, NoIhoii.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "(IOI.KK.V Ultll'" MINKKAI, CLAIM, TIIAII, (,'KKKK MIMNO  DIVISION.  Take notice that we, Thekla M. DoriniUer, free miner's  eertilicate No. flOftfll, and Joseph Doriiillzor, free miller's  eertilicate No, ;VilK7, intend, ��lxty days from the dale  hereof, to apply to (heboid coiuniihsioiier for a cert llk-ato  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of the above claim. Ami further lake notice, that  adverse claims must, he sent to the mining recorder mid  action commenced hefori) the issuance of such eertilicate  of improvements.  Dated this.'.ih day of September, I8!��l.  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Kelson, B. C.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  and from this time on, or until further notice, we will sell Groceries, Crockeryware, Glassware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats,  Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, etc., at a fair profit, for Cash.  Liquors and Cigars, at wholesale only.  A large and complete stock of  FISHING TACKLE.  (Notary  ITT  Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance   -  Agent  The best Piano or Organ?  The best Sewing Machine?  The best in the stationery line?  The best in the music line?  The -best prices consistent with quality.?-���  TW  SO   C^IILL  .A_T  Good assortment of Newspapers, Magazines, Candies, and Children's Toys always on hand.  HEl'KESENTING  The Confederation Life Association  Insurance Company  Association of Toroi  The Phoenix Fire  The Dominion Building & Loan  onto, Etc.  MINES INSPECTED AND REPORTED UPON.  Several good lots in governmenttownsites of New Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.  Stores and offices to rent at Nelson.  Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Rob-  son, or will sell.   Good opportunity.  LOTS  IN    ADDITION  to sell on easy terms.  it  A  AT THE  Fine Neglige Shirts in Silk, Silk and Wool, Flannel and Cotton.  Summer Underv/ear in Mosaic and Natural Wool. Hosiery  Suspenders, Ties, Collars, Cuffs.  STEAW HLA-Ti  Felt Hats in all the Best American and English Makes. A  full Line of American Revited Overalls.  ever.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.  Apply at once to  W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  FRED J. Sill  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings. -  Prices to Suit the Times.  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  EBBATB   ALLOWED   POE   GOOD   BTJ-JLIDIISrG-S. ���  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  TO  .8LXJL  e  I have received my fall and  winter stock of Woolens, comprising- Fancy Suiting's, Coating's, Trouserings, and Overcoatings in the nobiest styles,  all of which I will dispose of  at the most reasonable prices.  JAMES PRICE.  Hunter & McKinnon,  General lereknts,  New Denver and  Silverton.  _a_:f:f:l.tz- foe peioes, uve^fs, etc.  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C. BH|  Will purchase a 7-drawer "New Williams" sewing machine  Large stock from which to make selections.  Houston  Block, Nelson.  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler.  Keep on hand at both placed everything required by  tho prospector, minor, mid mino owner.  DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the un-  dcndtfiied, doing business as teamsters ut Xelson under  the linn name '���� Keufer & .Suiilo, bus been dissolved by  mutual eminent. The ImihIiiuhh hereafter will be curried  on for the nolo account of .loHcph If. Heale. Kilhcrof the  nndci-sltmcd in authorized to collect debts due the (Inn,  JOHN* M. KKKKKIt,  joskimi ir. si��:ai,k.  Dated at Kelson, U, (J��� .September 1st, 1801.  CHICAGO,  ILXiHsTOIS.  ir',i,j'*.'iJ��l"<1  Kp��jB>i{f..-l'  f-if. ���,'�� !������>*������"  >i. ,. ��� i.-.. - w.  Mil.        H*  W  Concentrating Machinery:  Blake Crushers and Comet Crushers.  Crushing Rollers and Finishing Rollers.  Plunger Jigs and Collom Jigs, wood and iron boxes.  Frue Vanncr and Einbrey Concentrators.  Evan's, Collom's, and Rittenger's Slime Tables.  Trommels, Screen and Phnched Plates,  Ore* Samplers and Grinders.  Smelting Machinery:  Ores.  Water Jacket Furnaces Tor Copper and Lead  Slag Curs and Pots.   Bullion Cars and Pots.  Lead Moulds and Ladles.   Crucible Tongs.  Blast Pipes and Water Tuyeres.  Patterns for all kinds of Reverberatory and Matte  Furnaces. Machinery for the Systematic Treatment of Oies, by the Leaching Process.  *".������ i.'.siui"a  -'..j-j' [��>��?���.������,  H'YV"'��    . "������������������  i  .lM_i   ���     ri   -  ��� ��.".r'  \<s ���-."  Hoisting   and   Pumping  Machinery  and   Wire   Rope  Tramways,  fe  g  ���jt;,  i.L.  ..v.:1  V  ��� j. T...- -���(-*���".j' ; .���.������.  ii ��� ���  ..11-:. 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