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 V94Msl_  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.  /��,  V 'Oh  \** Oct d "ifl-i*  a ~ -*�����������-' -  >' \\  **?-  ^5?/A(-B^;^  ���^yj>  ^  Already Completed or Under Construction and  Steamboat ��� Lines   in   Operation   Make  the  Mining   Camps   and   Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the  Year   Round,  KB.  SECOND  YEAR.-NO. 45.  KELSON   BUETrSI-E  COLUMBIA, SATURDAY, SBI.,TI_i\n3I.R 20,  1S94-.  TWO  DOLLARS A YEAR.  MINING   NEWS   OP ' THE   WEEK,  ORE VALUED AT OVER  ONE  HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS  Shipped from the Mines oi' South Kootenay  During the Month of September-���Slocan  Star Ore to go to the Highest Bidder.  Ono of the best known cattle men in  Alberta was in Nelson recently, and he  was asked the probable value ol' Lhe stock  sold in Alberta this year, that is, sold for  both local consumption and for shipment.  His answer was that the total would not  be in excess of tjio()(),000. Besides stock interests, Alberta lias coal interests, the  coal output probably selling for $-1.00,000  annually. Tlie total value of the products  ���.of Alberta will be, therefore,.in theneigh-  i berhood of $1,000,000 annually, in number, Alberta's-population is treble that of  Kooteuay, and its "towns'- tire growing  steadily. -Yet .the value of the out put of  the mines of Koolenay is iu excess of the  value of the.-'products-.of Alberta, and  mining is only in its infancy in Kootenay.  Then isit'unreasonable to claim that Kootenay is equally as good a country as  Alberta in which to make investments,  either permanent or speculative?  Never Despair. .  Not many months ago there arrived at  Nelson a man who knew absolutely nothing of prospecting or .mining, -having  worked for years as a railway mail...clerk..  For awhile he worked at mining on Toad  mountain, then he tried prospecting in  the Slocan. He returned to Nelson this  week a prospective millionaire, having  struck a claim on which is eight inches of  solid gray copper and antimonial silver ore  that runs over 1200 ounces in silver to the  ton. The discovery was made on the 1st  of September,"'and' it is situate-about'a  mile southwest of the .Dardanelles. The  claim is named "Nil Desperaiulum.'' and  tlie name of theV locator is D. Ii. McLean.  First-Class Reads Should Have Been Built.  For half the money that has been spent  in the building of the Nakusp &��� Slocan'  railway, the provincial government could  ' have built first-class roads that would  have given every mining cam]) in southern Kootenay connection with water  transportation. Kirst-chiss roads would  have done more to hasten duvelopmentof  our mines than the building of a single  railway, that, at best, affords transportation facilities for. but.a portion of a single  mining district. But, then, that kind of  "progressivuness" is not the kind of "'progress! voness" on which the Davie government- holds the sole copyright.  Gold in Paying Quantities.  Robert Shiell, who has been putting in  some of his spare time doing work on  claims in "Whitewater basin, Slocan  district, is back at Nelson, where he has  mining interests in partnership with.John  Ayton Gibson. One of the interests is a  claim called the Standard, which is located on the Nelson &��� Fort Sheppard railway, three miles from Nelson. The  Standard has it well defined vein, four  feet wide, of ore'.that carries gold in paying quantities.   Will be Sold to the Highest Bidder.  The 8f)0 tons of Slocan Star ore in the  ore-house at Three Forks wa.s to have  been sold at Spokane today to the highest  bidder. A number of _ buyers will be in  attendance, and there is not a little rivalry between the contracting freight  agents of the railways for the contract to  haul -the ore of the country.  Will be a Rod-Letter Day.  Between thirty ;uid forty men are employed at Pilot Bay on the .smelter buildings. One smokestack is completed and  another is well underway. The day the  smelter is blown in will be'a red-letter  one for Kootenay, as it will be the beginning of it period of prosperity that will  only end  when our mines are exhausted.  Will Make Another Run.  Another run will be made at the Poor-  man mill this lalI. A. L. .Davenport Find  Robert Kwiirt went out to the mine on  Wednesday, and they expect to have the  mill running by next Saturday. The  length of the run will depend on the water  supply-    It is Shipments that Talk.  During this month II")I tons of ore, of  the value of $IO_,S2o, were shipped from  the mines in South Koolenay.  Minor Mining Notes.  The American Development Company  (Foreign) is registered lo do liusines-f iu this province.  The head ollice of tlie eoin|i;in,v is iu Chicago; A. 10.  Htimnlirevs is president, (!. .1. Atkins vice-president, Ii.  K. Milliga'ti scc.etiiy, and W. T. .McCIure livasuier. The  company is interested in a niimlier of mines in Slocan  district.  Ockonook     correspondence      Bonner's  Ferry Herald, IHI.Ii: ".lames Crinvfoid issliou'ing pieces ol  seme of tlie Mncst copper and gold rock ever seen in the-;e  purls. It was taken I'riiin tlie Ockonook, a claim owned  liy (!. I'. Kill, s tiialed iihoiit three miles from tin: Knot-  eiiay river, on (ioal mountain, iiiOoiil liiverdislricl, The  tnine was I'miinl hy Wild l.ouis, Hie same Indian who  discovered the I'resilient.  Lane (J. (iillinni has established his pack  oiillll. catiipaf Hughes's old lic;uli|uai-lers, iicur.lienrlnkc,  In Hloeiin district.  "Bob" Jackson and wife are both at the  Niii'llicni Hulli! mine In Jackson Imniii. " lioli" is working single luimlcil in lliii middle tunnel and has struck  ore.  "Steve" Bailey's new quarters at the  I'ayne mine lire considered to lie the Finest of liny eump  in tlie Hloeiin country, and reeeive many compliments  from visitors.   From his house four towns can lie seen.  What win once lhe reining metropnlis of Hear Lake, hut  now n lilaekened waste, Watson with ils canvas-: roofs  and walls, Three Forks, which I'hmiiix-like has risen  from I lie ashes, aud New lienvor, the gem of them n'.l,  can he on-iily seen, hi"-ides ipiile a slrelch of .Slocan lake.  Washington hill shuts out the view of .Sun I on, in Ale-  tiuigaii basin, the city of snow in fall, winter,and sprine/,  and chipmunks iu summer.  Of the Mi tons of ore shipped this week  In Denver liy The Hall .Alines, Limited, II tons wuru in  bulk, inosl of the pieces weighing upwards of fwenly  pounds. The loss iu handling will be less limn the cost  of sorting and sacking if.  D. II. Briggs. one of the original owners  of (lie Alpha mini:, in Slocan district, is at Xelson. Air.  liriggs can write n llve-liguru cheek and have if honored  al ihe bank', somelliing that no business man in Nelson  can do. Prospecting pays, when yon are lucky, and Mr.  Iliiggs was oneo a prospector.  Jack Thompson and others are extracting sonic veiy high-grade ore from the Anloine, one of  the I Sill locations iu Surprise basin. They have It! inches  of ore. This claim was recently surveyed for a crown  grunt.   BEHIND   IN   EDUCATION.  Canadian  Public Schools are not What They  Should be.  The Rev. C. F. Ron (.ledge, canon of  Canterbury Cathedra,], England, and a  well-known educationalist, spent his vacation in Canada. Dr. Kentledge is tin inspector of schools of all -denominations  under the government in England. During his vacation he came out to see the  school system of Canada, and he wandered west as far as Manitoba. To a-Montreal Star.reporter he had much to say,  but in that quiet, sedate, thoughtful and  philosophic way that ill bears reproduction. -..'.'"  " Well, it is difficult to know where to  begin to-express an opinion. "But, if you  ask me as a lirst question, if .[--approve of  ' putting all   the schools under state control, I most unreservedly say, ' Yes.' "  "But you have denominational schools  in England?"  "Yes, certainly; but these are all under  one/government, inspection,.one government control, and if they do'not conform  lo ofCicialregulations they lose the yearly  standard grant.  "No, I am not favorably impressed with  the Canadian school system,'as'..far as 1  have been able'-to decipher it. Just one  or two -'points. To begin with, I find  teachers', salaries entirely -inadequate.  The schoolmaster is not abroiid in this  country in lhe sense that he is in the Old  Country, if tho laborer is worthy of his  hire, the teacher, the trainer not only of  ���mind and memory, but of morals, is  doubly deserving of an ample recompense.  You can't get siik for the price of alpaca,  but that seems to me to be what the system out there, Find generally round the  places 1 have been, can be likened to.  "I hear there has been a political fuss  over educational questions in Manitoba.  I really could not get up any interest in  'that futile disputation. Begin with the  A B C; go on with the old methods: leave  sectarianism alone; let the children learn  their'faith.'as it is called, at their mothers'  knees, and let their minds be trained to  think for themselves.  "But 1 don't really want to be inspectorial here and didactic, it is to inemarvel-  lous that in those clays, even out in the  west here, what is called 'industrial education' .should be so neglected. The use of  the needle and the thimble and the various other implements tending to personal  and domestic comfort seems to be quite  iiiconsidered. On the whole 1 don't think  that educationally it country of the prosperity and prospects of this country is  doing credit or iustice to itself.  "So far as the social conditions of the  people go, I am favorably impressed.  Everybody in this country looks sturdy  and healthy."  Dr. Routledge is an arclueologist, a  lover of the old and perhaps, therefore,  not disposed to worship the rising sun.  Some of the Boys Want to go to Peace River.  A number of the boys tit work in the  Silver King mine, near Nelson, are thinking of making atrip to the Ponce river country in the spring, and the following from  a late issue of the Edmonton Bulletin may  be of interest to them:  "Rev. J. Cough Brick, who litis been a  missionary of the Church of England in  the Pence river country for eight years  and who established Christ Church Mission on Pence river, near the mouth of the  Smoky, is in town on his way east tospcud  the winter in Ontario or perhaps Jamaica,  lie says the past year has been thedryest  on record iu that region and crops are  consequently light. Wheat is about a  quarter crop, but of good sample. Oats  and barley yield less proportionally than  the wheat. ' Coarse vegetables tire a total  failure. The season was very warm. August -."/th the thermometer stood 02 in  the shade, and this was not exceptional.  The total rainfall for tho summer was not  more than two inches along the river, and  yet strange to say fifty miles north of the  river the Indmns complained of too much  rain. Berries were abundant all over the  Peace river country this year. Rabbils  are commencing to die off and this means  hard times for the Indians in another  year. At Kort Vermillion, several hundred miles further noi th than Mr. Brick's  mission and further down stream, where  there is a considerable settlement, there  was abundance of rain and exceptionally  good crops. At Kort Dun vegan, some fifty  miles up Pence river from the mission,  there w;is as little rain and crops were as  poor as at the mission. Lesser Slave lake,  ninety miles Ihis side of tho Peace river,  had not been quite so dry and the  gardens and potato pa I Hies are somewhat better, but still were not good.  Tin; road from Peace'river to Lessor Slave  lake was dryer than Mr. Brick ever saw it  before. In the Peace river the water has  been high all summer, and very little mining has been done."  DOMINION   VOTERS'  LIST.  Qualified Voters Should See to it That Their  Names are Placed on the List.  All persons desiring to be placed on the  Dominion voters' list for the next general  election should see to it that their names  Fire handed to Mr. justice Walkcm, who  will be at Fit Nelson on October ISth.  All wage earners, including those who  were qiiiilified to vote at the last general  election, must bear in mind that their  names will not be put on the new list by  the receiving officer unless he receives  their declarations that they are qualified.  Remember the list which is now being  prepared is the one on which the next  general election will take pl'ace; so be-  sure and get your name on it in time.  The qualifications i'or persons to be put  on theDominion voters' list are fis follows:  ���All "applicants must be of full age of 21  years and British subjects,-andmay qual-  ify. under:  .1.   Owner.  2. Tenant. /  3. .Occupant.  4. income.  5. Farmer's sou.  0. Owner's soil.  1. Owner���in a city of real property:  worth at least $300. in a town worth at  least $200, or in a place other than a city  or town worth at least $.150.  2. Tenant���-Tenant of real property Fit  Ft monthly rental of at least $2, or a  quarter -rental'of; at "least $0, or a half  yearly rental of at le'ist $20, and in possession thereof fis such tenant for. Fit least  one 'year prior to date of application, and  has bona fide paid one year's rent for such  property. .    ���'  3. Occupant���Oceupantof real property  in a city worth' at Jettst $800, or a town  worth at le;ist $200, or in any place other  than ;i city or town worth' at le<tst $150.'  Must have been in occupation of such real  property .-for at least fi year before date of  application.  -I. income���if a resident within elee-  toi'Ftl district Find derives an income annually from his earnings, iu money or  moneys worth or from some investment  in Camidit of at least $300, and has so derived such income and been it resident of  Canada" for one year next before date of  application.  5. -Farmer's son���if father is living, is  and has been Ft resident for one year next  before date of application with his father.  Father's'hind must be sufficient iu value  to qualify himself and sons. If not, eldei''  sons to h;ive preference.  if lather dead, is and has been resident  for one year next before chiteof application with mother, or part of time "with  mother Find part-with father.  G. Owner's son���Siinie rule fis in case of  fcirmers'sson. ���  Both Good Men. .���  Because the attorney-general saw fit to  dismiss two' crises that were sent up for  trial by two justices-of-the-peace at ��<ew  Denver, every government organ in the  province is jumping on the two J. P's.  The trouble with the government orgFins  is, that when they are not abject sycophants they arc vindictive partisans.  The two justices referred to Fire both  worthy men, Find are certainly endowed  with 'more intelligence than the prigs who  are doing their utmost" to discredit them.  A. M. Wilson is an old-time miner Find  prospector, who was commissioned ;i  j us tice-of-the-poFico while residing Fit Ainsworth; D. ii. Bogle is the editor of the  Slocan Times, Find litis the Fibility to roFist  to a turn the class of Englishmen of which  the editor of The Minor is fi fair specimen. As justices-of-tho-peaee, both Mr.  Wilson Find Mr. Bogle may have iirrived  Fit wrongcoucliisions, conclusions Fit which  the attorney-general would not have iirrived. There Fire men in the legal profession who even pick (laws in some of tue  conclusions iirrived at by the atforney-  ge.ner.il. but they Fire not called on by the  opposition press to step down Find out of  business.   The Railway will be Operated.  J). Mcdillivi'Fiy and  CFiptiiin 'fallow  of  Vancouver iirrived at  Nelson last night.  The former states that  the end of tnick j  on the Nakusp iV. Slocan mi I way is within |  two Find fi half miles of Three Korks, and j  nil the niFi-lerifil needed forthecompletion j  of the road is on the ground.   The road j  will probably be turned over to the Can- !  adian  Pacific   on  November   1st,   and   if  turned over it will be operated  this winter.    Both express surprise at the signs of  improvement Fii'oiuid Nelson, as they were  led to believe that the town wfis retrograding.   Sections That Should be Repealed.  When the legislature meets, the member  from South  Kootenay should ;it once  endeavor to secure  the repeal  of sections S  Find'15a of the Minei'Fil Act.   Section S is  an injustice on men who work for  w.igos in or around mines, for it requires  them to take out a license, something  that is not required of men engaged ;it  other hiborious work. Section -Ma should  never have been dignified on the law.  for it wit-holds from ihe owner of mineral  claims the surface, to which I hey arc entitled if they crown grant I heir claims.  Knocked Out.  Bob Fil'/siiijinoiis and Dan Creodon  fought, under Queensbiiry rules, at New-  Orleans on Wednesday night, for a .S."i00(l  purse. Crecdon was knocked out in I he  fourth round. Kil/,siinnioiis has challenged Corbol.t lo light lorn purse of $ Id.-  Odd before any club in the world. Kifz-  siininons is iu the middleweight class.  HOPE   TO   MAKE   A   SHOWING.  Prospectors and Miners in East Kootenay are  Searching for and Developing1 Gold Mines.  To tiik Enrrow ok Tin-; Tmni'NK: Although there is but little hoard this yciir  iibout mining in East Kootenay, still that  industry is not dead; and if there wfis a  paper in the district that printed mining  news, it would have lots to say about the  gold properties that are being developed  near Golden and the large number of gold  discoveries that are being made in the  southern part of the district around Kort  Steele.  The gold properties that Fire atlracting  the most attcui.iou at present Fire situated  in the MeMurdo district, and the one on  which the most development worl* is being done is the International."- Although  this property wfis ; among the first discoveries iintde in the country, it like many  gootfleiids lnislaid several ye;i rs awaiting  capital to open it up. Last fall a working  bond wfis given on the property for one  ���year^to ���eastern parties, it was too late in  the season when the dealwas made to  prepare for working through the Avintor,  so-operations were necessarily delayed  until the snow wfis off this spring; since  then they have been pushingdevelopment  work as 'fast..'as possible with it full force  of men. The work consists of a. tunnel to  crosscut the ledge at quite a depth, Find it  is reported that some very rich veins.have.-  been cut, though the main ledge has not  yet been reached. There are a number of  promising'"gold., properties near the International���and sever;U".smaII sales for cfisIi  have been made lately���Fill of which are  being worked on ;it 'present; so we may'  look forward for lively times from the  MeMurdo next season.  From the large number of creeks in this  district that have placer gold and the  number of .quartz-specimens showing free  gold found iu these diggings, ifclnisalways  been .'supposed by the.-prospector that in  many cases this gold-has "been washed  from quart/, ledges, and as the creeks are  small Find .running in .'deep-cut gulches  through the 'mountains, they naturally  supposed that the chances of finding these  ledges were very good. The most promising creeks of this kind -are Wild Horse,  Weaver, and Perry, all of which are near  Fort Steele. Wild Horse, so famous in  early days, hiis been continuously worked  up to tlie present time. When tiie fall in  silver cFi-me, prospectors turned their  .attention to gold, and by tracing carefully  the gold ami float -.up- the creek beds Find  hill sides have found good gold-bearing  ledges above nearly Fill the old diggings.  Although not many of these ledges have  as yet been found, still there is one great  point made, that is, the fact tluit gold-  betiring ledges do exist in the hills iibove  these rich diggings. As regards the gr.ade  of ore in these veins, it is difficult to say  what the 'average will be, fis Iittledevelop-  nient work is done; but some very fine  specimens of free gold have been taken  from them, Find it is safe to say that they  will run high enough to p;iy to work.  Considering the, prospecting that has  been done and the number of properties  found, I think the outlook is very encouraging, and the result of another season's  work will be a boom in the gold mines of  East Kootenay. Kiiioi/M. Wki.ls.  Golden, September 21th, ISO I.  The Latest Prospecting "Fad."  Locating fractions of iniiiei'Fil chums in  the Slocan is the latest "fad" among the  prospectors. About Fill the principal mine  owners have had or are having their  claims surveyed for crown grants, and  Fibout all the provincial hind surveyors  are busily engiiged in setting perm;inent  monuments. This, in many cases, Iofivcs  three-cornered pieces of vacFint ground in  the vicinity of valuable mines. Walker  t-Jennings on their. La Palina fraction,  between the Sat urn Find Tom Moore. Surprise basin, have erected ti cabin and intend working Fill winter driving fi tunnel !  through the La Palma and into the Sat urn. I  They claim to Imve a showing of ore to !  justify this hibor. These, whether large  or small, are eagerly hopped on and located by the enterprising prospector, and  in several instances valuable veins of ore  have been found on such I'racl ioiml claims.  "Jack" Thompson ami parlners secured  one near the Ruby Silver and .\ntoiiie,  which is said to have quite a vein of rich  ore running through it. Porier A:Co. of  the Tom jioore iiiadea vahuiblediscovcry  on a fraction next their properly. George  Clark and "Syd" Norman, by surveying  with ii transit, have found and located t wo  fractions between the Washington and  Payne, or iu ihat vicinity. "Red Paddy  the Cyclone" of Now Denver has two flat  irons near the Surprise, one of which it  is said has a rich vein of ore running  through it for 5(H) foot. When Paddy saw  engineer Perry wilh his transit, he remarked. ���"That's I he inclistriiiiicnt. bo ja/.-  ���/tis, thiit will Fiy flier knock out or make us  more I'racl ions."  How a. Kentucky Gentleman Drinks.  A little  iiifiii   with steel-grey eyes  anil  close-cropped board streaked   with   white  wfis the center of a  group of  interested  listeners in  the  rotunda   of  lhe   Phoenix  hotel, in Lexington. Kenl ticky. for several  hours,    lie'was  enlerlainiiig   them  wilh  recitals of I ho  deed* ol   valor of  sai-ions  famous Ken! uckiiins whoslied lustre upon j  ibo.-tiile before   lhe civil   war.    lb1   was!  colonel William Dukeof Danville. Colonel ,  Duke   hits, perhaps,   foii^iil  more   son.-a- :  liomil and  bloody duels ilum  any Auieri- j  can alive   today.     In   appearance, speech,  and  deportment colonel   Duke  is  one  of  the best .specieions of I lie old type of Kentucky gentlemen (olio found in I In; stale.  When he heard that a  repirseiilalive of  the press was in the hotel lobby the colonel sent Jin emissary to the newspaper  man with sin invitation to come and meet  him. This is about wluit colonel Duke  sjtid when the correspondent was presented :"  "Mr. Blank, I am damnably pleased to  meet you, sir. I hope you are a gentleman.  Find I iiin led to believe, from your antecedents Find record, tluit you are, sir. By  the way, sir, I beg that you accompany  .me to tlie Photonix bar Find have fi ni]) of  the real Kentucky stuff with the juice of  mint iu it. Vou don't get either good  whisky or good mint in Ihe west,'sir. I  have been out there, and I know whereof  1 speak."  Gnispiug the lower pFirt of the bottle in  the right hand Find tipping it over till (he  neck rested on the index finger of his left  hand. Colonel Duke let the whisky trickle  out with <i musical gurgle into the glass,  the bottom of which was stained with  mint juice. The colonel had crushed the  juice out himself by pressing liFird with  his spoon on the leaves the bartender had  dropped in the glass. Having done this,  he removed the leaves and was -ready for  the whisky. When the glass was filled  iibout half with the red liquor that had  the la ay sparkle "of oil, he slowly stirred  the decoction to get the mint juice well,  mi.xed with the whisky. All this time he  spoke not a word, but-kept his eye closely  riveted to the half-filled glass. After  stirring the whisky Find -mint juice slowly  and deliberately for iibout a minute," he  carefully removed the spoon, placed the  rim of the glass between his' lips, Find,  closing his eyes Find tossing back his head,  he drank the mixture with as much enjoyment ;is if it-were the nectar of the gods.  A loud smack of the lips and a shake of  the head'told that the colonel had recov-  eretl from his reveries.  Nothing Like'-. Opposition.  '.Before The Times was. .started at New  Denver The Prospector of 'that village  seldom had an item of mining news and  never had an'Opinion on any question of  interest to people in Slocan district. Now  it not only prints mining news, but it has  an opinion,-and its opinion-'is that "New  " Denver'has' been too long hoodoed by  "the influence of Tiik Nioi.so.v Tin hunk.  ���" Its political teachings have "been" perni-  " cious, and by its senseless fighting-of  "every helpful. Figency. it has done the  " grctitest possible injury to the town.  " The mine owners of the .Slocan district  " with few exceptions commend theenter-  ".prise Find' progressiveness of the Davie  " government. The Prospector has been  " at considerable pains to ascertain their  " sentiments, and finds tluit the manner  " in which (hoy denounce such sheets as  " Tiik Nki.so.vThihunk Find Slocan Times  " is emphatic rather than eleg;int." Thus  hits opposition brought life into it newspaper that w;is deFid from the head down.  An Old Firm Retires From Business.  J. Fred Hume iV Co. have disposed, of  their grocery Find hiirdware dep;irtments  to J. A. Turner and J. A. Kirkpatrick,  who will do business under the firm name  of Turner ik Kirkpa trick. They have also  disposed of. their dry goods department to  Krod Jrvine, who will do business under  the linn mime of Kred Irvine A: Co. Mr.  Hume will hore;iIter devote his time to  collecting accounts due him, iind he will  not be idle, for he has been crediting people in West Kootemiy for it longer time  than any other inercliFi-nt in the district.  'The retiring firm did a Large business, and  was one that was well liked by tho people, who had dealings with it. Theiiew  firms arc made up of young men who were  in the employ of the retiring linn, Find  they now have an opportunity to show  the other nierchnnls of Nelson Unit new  brooms sweep clean.  The Worst That Could he Given.  Witbotit.questioii, (he mail liicilitios between towns on Kooten.'iy hike and the  towns iu theSlocFin country fire the worst  that could be given. The towns on Kooteuay hike have a good and reliable service three times a week, yet the steamer  Ainsworth does not leave Kaslo for Nelson with more legularily than does the  stage leave the same pl.'ice for the Slocan  count ry. Tho trouble with Ihe posioffiee  tint liorit ios seems to be that I hey will forward lhe mails by Nakusp. whore delays  niu-'t occur, aud will not forw.ard them by  KjisIo. whore delays do not. occur. Three-  fourths of the mail mat tor lo Find from  lhe towns iu the Slocan country either is  from or is going lo post offices in no way  dependent on lhe main lino of the ('au-  adifiii Pacific railway: bill, somehow, tho  liosLollice authorities do not know that  fact.  A Sample Letter.  Tu Tin-: Kid'rni! or Tin; Tiiiiir.si:: i'lni^c llnd i-11-  clu-ril Miic il'illiir. Iifiiii,' ill'- iirnxiiiil due ��� if> tu mimic tinii.'  I hi. winter I'm- Tin: Tin in mo.   I in mini! -rrvirei- rotti-n  In I'e.     I  liiC '-'ill  I. -i'ei\e'i in it three Til' III MO's t Ii i - -Hill  neT. mill iii'i'-r my .-ti'i-.-i ipt inn e\;iin-, I u-j-h yon wi.uli]  ill-ei ii 11 in in: it. ii.-. il i- MM In iiii|i<i--iiil|. to net any mail  in llii ��� part of   tin' "ii-lt-i" !   in tin'   winter.    \\'i-liii';e; ;. kii  < \ e.\   -.lieei    I remain.  Mail - re-pei'l f IIII \ ,  Lailleall. *-:.:|i|i-Mll��'l" _llll. l-t'l. AllliX   Mel! A K.  Vet t he olVicinL of the poslolTlce department say thai lhe newspapers in Kootenay, iu t heir Turin for bet lor postal facili-  I i<\s, are not backed up by public opinion.  Sinkin;; on tin; WelliiiKton.  Tho doiilile coiuparl nicJit shaft on the  Wellington mine, in Slocan distriel. is  down .-e\ i nl v feci. and is running 11n oiigh  line ore. Md loiia Id Brothers havoacou-  I ract (o pack fori v tons of ore lot he wagon  road, Koriner shipments from the Wellington were ji*. high-grade as any from  Sloean disl rict. The pump in use is loo  small Find fi larger one is on the way in.  Twelve men fire employed.  CUTTING WfflBEB ON MINERAL CLAIMS  OWNERS   OBJECT    TO    HAVING    THEIR  CLAIMS   STRIPPED   OF   TIMBER.  The Law, However, Appears to be in Favor  of the Man That Does the Stripping, as  the Spinks Decision Goes to Show.  The owners of the mineral claims adjacent to the Silver   King  mine  on   Toad  mountain, in   Nelson mining division, are  in doubt as to their rights.   They say the  company that owns the Silver King mine  does not scruple to strip their claims of  timber, using it for cord wood  and charcoal, and for other purposes that cannot  be classed as '"mining purposes."   They  know that judge Spinks,  in the county  court, held  that the owners of  mineral  claims had  no exclusive right to the timber on their claims, even when the timber  was cut and used for other than mining  purposes, but they Fire  in  doubt  as   to  when the claims from which'the timber  was so cut were located.    If located prior  to April, IS93, they, hold the Spinks decision is not applicable; that that decision  Fipplies only to timber, cut on  claims  located   subsequent   to  April,   1SU3.    Tiik  TifihL'NF, is o\' opinion that the date of  the location, cuts' no figure in the case, for  the law is just the same now, fis regards  the rights of free miners' to the surface  of their'claim's, as it was prior "to"April,  I SUV  Prior to -April, 1893, the free miner  had no right to the surface of fi in in end  claim until he obtained ji crown  grant to  it; he simply IifuI the exclusive right to  the minerals in the .ground.   Once he ob-  . taincd  a crown grsint,  the surface was  real estate, Find he had the exclusive right  to it .and'e.vei.'ytliing...on  it.   Since.April,  1893, the right to the surface is not conveyed by the crown 'grant.  Section 1.1 of'the-Minera] Act is fis follows: ''Any'free miner m;iy enter 'upon  Ftny crown hinds, or lauds covered by  .timber-leases, or any land wherein the  timber has been reserved''by the crown, to  cut- such timber as'-inay-be required for  the purposes of thechiim or claims worked  by him alone, or by him iu piirtnership  with another' or others." While the  above might be more plainly worded, the  intent, no doubt, is to allow a free miner  to cut timber, for use on claims worked  by himself or partners, on any land not  held as real est;ite. But does that section  give parties who are not working claims  the right to cut the timber and sell it to  others who are working claims? In the  Cnited States, the law is that miners and  settlers can'cut" timber on!public lands  for their own use; but they are not  ' permitted to cut it for sjile to others.  It does not appear fair that chiim owners who are only holding their claims for  speculative purposes should have the ex-  clusiveright to the tiniberon their claims;  neither does it appear fair to jillowolaims  that Fire likely to be worked as mines to  bo stripped of all valuable timber before  the owners are iible to either work-theni  continously or get theni crown-griinted.  Not Dead.  The people who imagine that Kaslo is  no longeron the niFipbecFiuso it is without  fi one-horse newspaper to toot its pi-aises  are mistaken.". Kaslois still a'city, aud fi  growing one at tluit. Its people know  that Fill the ore of the Slocan will not go  over the Nakusp & Slocan railway: that  some of it is bound to be hauled to KfisIo.  They know tliFit a dozen teams hauling  ore to fi town is better for it than a railway liFiuling ore through it.'-i Theyjjknow  t.h.'it every team so employed will require  hay and grain, and that- every teamster  will require food and clol hing -Find more  or less liquid siist.en;itice. They know that  till these things combined put money in  ciroulal ion, and several of the Iciiding  business- men have decided to make substantial improvements in the w;iy of new  buildings. II. Ciegorieh. it is said, Avill  erect a brick store: Archie, Fletcher is  making preparations to build fi hotel at  the corner of Front and Koiirth streets:  diiigomilly across T. A. d'ailand will build  a store for his dry goods business; (). T.  Stone will build a handsome block: Find  t be Myers Hardware Company is iilreFidy  getting fi building in shape in which to  resume business. There is alsojtFtlk of t he  Coiniquc theiitre starting up. Kaslo is  not dead.  Pay up Your Subscriptions.  The following is a sample of over a  hundred letters Find postal cards received  by Tin-: Tiiiiu'NK in the Inst ten days:  '���Kaslo. September *_Slh. What has happened my copy of Tut: Tuimcvk? Have  not received one for over a mouth." About  live weeks ago the names of all subscribers  in Firrciirs was struck off the subscription  list- of Tiik Tuhum:, and ihey will remain struck oil until ordered on. the  order to lie, in all oases accompanied by  I wo dollars hi wful money of Cnu.'ida or of  I lie I'nitcd States. This may be rather a  summary way of doing business; but  creditors, nowadays, have a summary  way of jailing judgment debtors, and we  doiit. Wiint lo be jailed.  Kuni'o.'.ed to Have Hotin Drowned,  Itobei't Neeley. who has a riinch iicfu1  Kivo-inile point, litis been missing for ten  dii.vsor more. Find his friends believe he  bus boon drowned. His boat wa.s found  on the beach, some distance' from his  ranch: with it were an oar. a bottle, and Ft  luit. Mr. Nccloy was fi bout (HI years of age.  m  fVSSS*  ��w  i* ���  F'i.,i. ii. y  ���.j��� .���"':  H-t  "i:  ���   LI  '   l"  ���'    .-If  "���,.������ '"'v. *-  -\\r  -rn-T  k': i  "iv "  J' THE TMBOTE:   NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29,  1894.  PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.  TIIK TRTBUNK is published on Saturdays, by John  Houston'&'Co., and will he mailed (o subscribers  on payment of 'two Doi.LAKsia year. No subscript ion  taken" for less than a year.  RKGUIiAll AUVKUTISiaiKNTS prinled at tiie following rates: One inch, .yiii a year; two iiielies,  SfiO a year; three inches ?S1 a year; four inches.  ��!)(! a year: livo inches, 5*10,1 a year; six inches and  over, at tlie rate of Sl.aO nn inch per -mouth.  TRANSIENT". ADVKltTISKM KNTS 20 cents a line for  lirst insertion,and III cents a line for each'additional  insertion.    Hlri.li.  marriage, and death  notices free.  LOCAIj OR RKADING MATTKU NOTICKS io cents a  line each insertion.  JOH PRINTING nt fair rates. Ail account.-; for job  printing and advertising payable on the first of  every month; subscription, in advance.  APDRIvSS all communication*- to  TIIK THIIUjNKj, Nelson, B.C.  PROFESSIONAL   CARDS.  DLaHAU, M.D.���Physician and Surgeon,   liooms ."i  ���   and 1  Houston block, Nelson.   Telephone lii.  LR. HARRISON, R. A.-Rarrister at Law, Convey -  ��� nncer, Notary Public, Commissioner for taking Alii-  davits for use in the Courts of British Columbia, etc.  OHices���Ward St., between linker and Vernon, Nelson.  (T&  C  SATURDAY MORNING.  ..SKPTKMHKK ���.<���,'.IS)I  SOUNDS WELL, BUT DOES NOT WORK WELL  In his  speech at  ilevelstoke, Wilfred  Laurier, the acknowledged leader of the  Liberal -party in Camida, denounced -pro-  tection .as. robbery and  fraud, Find -used,  generally, much.tlie same language as was  used in  the United States .by the stump  speakers of the Democratic party in the  campaign of 1892, a.cainpaign that resulted  in electing .Grover   Cleveland   president  find making both Jiouses of congress Democratic.   Yet, notwithstanding their: ante-  election    professions    and-   pledges,   the  Democi'Fitic party-has signally failed  to  even   materially reduce tariff duties on  many lines of 'nwiniVFactiired goods, to say  nothing:, of wiping out titriff duties alto-  gether.  Will the Liberal party in Canada,'  if successful at the next general election,  be   more faithful to its   professions, and  pledges?   No.   For the.simple reason that  the party, like the Democratic party.in  the United States,  Iifismany inlluential  men in its ranks whose interests are best  conserved   by .the .policy .of protection.  And, somehow, practical  men seldom allow principles'that only.sound well in the  abstract   to  influence them   when   their  pockets tire likely to be touched. Canada,  like  the   United   States,   lms   prospered  under protection; and Canada, like the  United StFites, will go through a  period  of depression if its people.place.in power  a  political "party tluit would "compel  the  Canadian '���manufacturer to compote with  the foreign  manufacturer  for the home  trade.    A good practical example of  the  result of  this com pet-ion can   be  given.  The farmers of Canada Fire compelled to  sell their surplus products in the markets  of free trade Great Britain in competition  with the farmers of every other country  on earth, Find the prices they re;ili/,e are  not only below the cost of production, but  they fix the prices in  the home markets.  Free trade sounds well, but it does not  work well.    ���  A   FEW   MORE   PLAIN   QUESTIONS.  made, "Mr. Fit/stubbs, while not exonerated in words, was referred to by the  premier as an'"old,, tried, faithful, and  efficient official." While the investigation  before the premier wfis- in- progress, Mr.  Kitzstubbs admit,ted."that he had added  the name of William Smith to the payroll  of the same trail for the month of August,  1802, .although no such man-had performed  any'labor on the trail (luring that month.'  ��� If such practices are permitted, find the.  oflieiii is guilty of them Fire exonerated and  complimented, what is the w^e of the  legislative assembly taking the trouble to  ���pass appropriiitioii bills? Why not turn  all public money over to oftiohils, like .Air.  Kit/,stubbs, for disbursement Fit will. It  would not only save the assembly much  time Find labor, but do away with investi-  gFttici)s(lhat.are Fit best half-hearted) of  officials prone to consider public money  pri vale funds.  Wkrh the reflections of those who attended the last sitting of court at Nelson  ���printed in a newspaper, they would be considered libelous. Tiik Trim.ni-: is of opinion that much of the censure is the result of  allowing a man in his dotage to sit fis fi  judge. Mr. justice Crease should,be superannuated. __'_   SLEW   THEM   WITH   BACILLI.  Napoleon Fit/.stubbs, who is stipendiary  magistrate,  gold commissioner,   government agent, Find Fissistiint commissioner  of lands and works  for  West Kootenay.  has denied that he phieed the name of T.  L. Sinclair, a "dead num." on the Nakusp  and Slocan trail payroll   for the month of  June, 1892, and he has testified on oath  that the money realized   by placing the  name of  William  Smith, a "dead man."  on the Nakusp and Slocan payroll for the  month of August, 1802, was expended on  the government "reserve" Fit Nelson. Will  he now tell the people of 'West Kootenay  why  it  was necessary to draw money on  false vouchers in August, IW)_, to pay for  work that wfis not done till September,  1802,.and why it was tlmt he did not pay  the man that did the work until sometime  in November,   IS02?   At  the same time,  tho people  Would  like  to know why six  loads of dirt hauled for "Kilzstubbs." and  'placed in his garden, should   be p;iid   for  by the government ol Mritish Columbia tit  the nite of two dollars Find sixty-six cents  a load?   These Fire  plain  questions, and  Mr.   Kit/.stubbs  can,  110   doubt, answer  them, even   if his  friend  and   protector,  premier  Davie, is notpie.-mit in  Nelson  when the Finswer is nmde.    Tiik TltlHiNi-:  has no other motive iu .asking these questions tluin to Fi.scerl.Fiin the truth.    If Mr.  Fit/jStubbs is an "old, tried, capable, and  efficient offieiid" he will be able to answer  the questions in a few phiin words; if he  is whitt the people of  West Kooleimy believe him to be, he will avvjiit a  favorable  opportunity to get "exonerated."  '   DENIED   THE   CHARGES.  Napoleon Kil/.slubbs, who is stipendiary  magistrate,   gold   commissioner, government agent, find assistant commissioner  of hinds and   works  for  West Kooteuay  district,     denies    tluit    he   caused    die  mime of T. L. Sinclair to lie placed on the  payroll of  the  Nakusp and  Slocan   trail  for the month of.lime. 1802, knowing I ha I  no such man had performed labor on that  trail for that month:  lm.Filso.de/iieslhjit  he drew a check in favor of T. L Sinclair,  in pFiyment for labor that was not performed, and denies that ho used  the proceeds of the check I'or his personal bench 1.  The denial was made iu  (ho presence of  premier Davie, and on  the denial being  A Professor Who Verified His Experiments  on His Guests.  .'.Information lias reached New York  through .the medium .'of private letters  from "Buenos Ay res, of one of the most  remarkable murder cases the history of  criniiiml procedure'contains. It created  ni'ueh' 'excitement" in' the Argentine Republic, and is still a lively topic of conversation.  The accused was a man of unusual attainments, scholarly and courtly, thoroughly in touch with all the requirements  of polite society, a finished linguist and  an admirable entertainer, lie hud long  been regarded as 0,1 ic of the most o-ipable  and brilliant experimentalists; his work-  in the laboratory was widely famous in its  marvelous results' aud his lectures on  pathological subjects were the 'popular  feature of the Keolede Medicine of Buenos  Ayres. lie was far in iulvance of Koch in  his bacterial explanation of disease, and  his demonstrations, carried on iu the presence of the class, were of the most.con-'  voicing description.  But all that was now in the past." Professor BeaurigFird stood in the dock accused of multitudinous murders���murders  so mysterious as to give no clue wluitso-  evor to the prosecution,and yet thecircum-  stiiuces were such as not only to warrant  suspicion hut arrest. The trial had been  set down for several definite dates, but  upon their recurrence a postponement had  been granted 011 the application of the  prosecution, with the assurance that it  was not yet ready to proceed, Find its evidence had not been entirely secured.  Finally the counsel for the prisoner insisted upon ;t hearing, and fis public  clamor had been aroused, the judge indicated a liniil ihi-te and insisted tlmt the  state should then be propFtred to proceed,  or the Fiction discontinued.  The day for the trial wfis reached, and  the eapitid wfis on the tiptoe of excitement Find expectation, the court room was  crowded to its full capacity, Find those of  the curious who were tumble to gain an  entrance stood about the corridors of the  court house, Find even out into the court-  y;ird discussing the probtibleoutcome Find  gathering such scraps of inforuuition as  wa.s possible from these who h;u.l worked  their way into the crowded room ami es-  caped from it again.  In opening the case the prosecuting attorney eloquently presented his version  of the Fiffair, detailed the incidents so far  fis the government had been ;ible to discover any Find imide the best possible ;ir-  giiment from very niCFigre material. His  story, shorn of the legal verbiage tlmt  confused the details of the indictment  and given merely as the jury heard it,  told of the professor's extraordinary mental gifts, his high standing, his long service in the can-i: of education, juhI then  plunged into iin jittompt to attach to the  prisoner the responsibility for the iiiuic-  eountable deaths of some lifteon individuals.  The only clmiu that, appeared to link  lIk; prisoner with the crimes wfis the fact  tlmt he had enjoyed personal Fieqiuiint-  anoe with the deceased, had beenon what  might be culled intimate relations with  them. Find a social entertainment taking  the form of ji savory pjirticipfi tion. had,  in each iiisiaiioe. preceded the deaths by  iibout twenty-four hours.  The professor was famous for his dinners his petit rarre. he called them- for  he never inviled more tluin throe guests,  and the quartet, he luainljiined. made just  tin.' siiitahlc number. There was not to bo  had liner cooking in Paris tin; host laid  before his friends on these occasions, liis  chef and his butler wore experts, mid it  wfis ;i gastronomic success from the imported oysters to the frapped crenie de  nieiit he.  These dinners were now figuring in ;in  uninvited light, from the peaceful offering of one friend to another I hoy- had become, by the process of reasoning in the  prosecuting attorney's mind, the instrument of removal of those fil'iceii missing  people. Ami yet the cause of death ;is  testified to Ijy 1 ue physicians conducting  the iiutopsy on the bodies was variously  cholera, yellow I'eve.r, or some other recognized disease dial. eerlJiiiily could not be  employed, orbioiighl about at I he caprice  of one murderously inclined, to not upon  his victim.  The pro-criii ing attorney was forced lo  admit that the autopsy had shown no  poi-011. bill mi (he conl rjiry had clearly  shown fin jii'dvo disease 11 ml- could not  prevail wilh the violence indicated and  have ;iny oilier Hum a falal result.. Nor  could heshow any reason appciiririg to bo  good   why the death of those particular  persons' should have been desired' and  what advantage the professor derived  from the crime..  It wfis apparent to the audience tluit  the prosecution was floundering about  hoping to discover something, but without any well-defined ideas of what it might  be. The prisoner answered the questions  of the court satisfactorily, Find a witness  "was introduced, who testified to certain  remarks, on the partof'tho professor macle  at various times to the effect that Fill the.  poisoners of the world from Borgia to the  De Medici were bunglers, amateurs, tyros;  that he could kill a city full of persons  Find it would never be discovered.  Tluit wa.s tlie nearest apprbiich tocriminating evidence-'produced, and the "contemptuous- smile of the attorney for the  defence wfis reflected on the faces of the  .great public in the room as it wfis being  given. A murmur went through, the  crowd, and the .state rested its case.  Amid fi profound'silence the coiinselfor  the prisoner "arose ttnd moved for the discharge of his client-on tlie ground that  nothing, hiid .been- proved against him'.  The president evidently believed theoretically iu the guilt of the accused, but he  could find no reasonable excuse for denying the motion to dismiss. He hesitated,  glanced Fit his notes, nuule'a feint of referring, tp some documents upon his desk,  gave fi slight preliminary cough and had  resigned himself to the inevitable, and resolved to speak when a clerk from the  prosecuting -.attorney's office forced his  way hurriedly through the crowd,* and  held an'excited conversation in Whispers  with his.chief.  The president waited until the confer-  once was concluded, upon which the prosecuting attorney, in "tones marked by  almost uncontrollable excitement, requested the indulgence of the court for a few  moments, fis lie had just received some  stiirtling information which would require  immediate investigation, and to give him  time to do this hcjisked fi recess for fifteen  minutes. The court granted the request  Find the prosecuting attorney withdrew  with his clerk.  Within the time specified the attorney  re-appcared at the door of the judge's  room, accompanied by Ft little frightened  Spanhird, who pointed eagerly towards  the professor and then dived back into  obscurity.  The professor's" eyes met those of the  new iictor in the tragedy, and as he'did  his face ptiied, he trembled, in his seat and  would have fallen had it not been for his  counsel, who sprang to his support. Then  ���another murmur ran through the courtroom, but this time it was one of'surprise.-  It wfis clear that the sympathies of the  audience, a few moments before with the  prisoner, were 'now -wavering, for the  audience could not comprehend what was  going on.   ''"<������'  The effect upon the professor 'was apparent, Find it wfis that which had, perhaps only for the instant,'diverted the  current of the prevailing sentiment, it  was one of those moments when excitement is with difficulty suppressed, and  when everyone is looking forward to some  great development, and the nature of  which cannot even be conjectured.  The prosecuting attorney hurried back  to his place and .announced to the court  that he had been called to take the confession of Fin iiccomplice of the professor,  and as the investigation in connection  with it would require fi few hours he  asked an adjournment until the following  morning. The prisoner's counsel made  vigorous objection to this, but it was  granted, Find the immense crowd, with  seeming reluctance, left the court-room iu  evident regret that it could not be taken  Into tlie confidence of the prosecuting attorney before the next day.  The following morning the professor  wfis found dead in his cell, killed byti drop  of poison successfully concesiled by him iu  a. diminutive golden ciipsule crowded into  Ft hollow tooth, and which had thus  escaped the usual keen eye of the gaoler.  Death wfis fi confession of guilt. But  how explain the guilt? That was a question sufficiently strong to bring together  such a crowd of sightseers as never before  gathered in that capacious building. Men  and'women fought with each other ami  with the guards to gain entrance to the  court room. Kin bora to flounces of rich  silk Find gre;it pieces of cheap materials  were torn from the dressess of the women ;  hats were crushed, coats irremediably  ripped, umbrellas,canes, parasols, dragged  from the hands of their owners to be  trampled under foot, smashed, trodden  into ribbons Find later swept' up with the  rubbish.  When lhe flutter of expectation had  been suppressed, and the warring invaders Fit the doors Imd been cowed by the  drawn swords of the police, the prosecuting Fittorney arose slowly Find with due  i 111 pressi vou ess in his phi.ee Fiunoiuiced the  death of the prisoner.  This being the first oflicial publication  of the tragedy, it caused fi long drawn ox-  eljiiniidoii from the audience, Jind a buzzing of whispers, both of which were only  suppressed finally by vigorous rapping  for order by the guards. The full effect  of this announcement, however, wfis iiii-  Imppily lost, for the situation had been  anticipated by the rumors of suicide tlmt  had in some inexplicable manner reached  the streets ;uid Iho breakfast table almost  simultaneously with its discovery.  Hesitating fi moment, tlmt Ihis first  drnnmlio situation might have iiiuple  time to develop, the prosecuting Fittorney  played his second ejird. Ilcphioed in the  witness box the diminutive, frightened  Spaniard, whoseappenrjiueeat the judge's  private room the previous d.ay produced  such tin effect upon the professor. Under  (lie skilful but eiicour;igiiig questions of  the president the little man told his story,  which ran iibout like t his:  "' I filled the posilhni of butler (o professor Boutirigard, and for many years I  supervised the dinners Ik.-"gave, and to  my expert knowledge of lhe proper iiifiii-  ner of serving and die most effective arrangement ol' the 1,'iblo, much of the success that attended those entertainments  wfis duo.  While the professor had already passed  much of his time in his laboratory. I  not iced an increase in hours so devoted  (luring the hist twelve months, and I frequently hoard him talk of his satisfactory  discoveries in disease germs- bacilli, he  called them,    I  noticed also his introduc  tion of new instruments in his work,  among others a small water freezer,  wherein he made ice, a.-branch of experiments I never knew him to employ before.  "The professor had,-previous to this, iii  no WFty Find at no time, ever interfered  with my duties Fit ail I, nor hiid he ever considered it necessary to look al'ter any of  the dinner details, haying, full confidence  in my personal capacity.' But now he be-  giin to do so, and it-'was this tluit first  aroused my suspicion Find prompted me to  'take especial note of his Fictions.'  "At eiicli dinner, given to parties of  three, who died -'twenty-four "hours afterward, the professor excused himself just  after the coffee,..sind going to his laboratory would return from it to 'niy'pantry,  bringing with him a block of ice from his  freezer, crack it into small pieces with his  own hand Find fill three of the glasses with.  it. bidding me to pour in the crenie tie  ineuthe ;tnd serve. lie never drank the  syrup, but contented himself with fi second cognac. Thus I had my suspicion'  aroused, and when the. professor, atthe  last dinner, neglected to throw awFiy the  ice left over, as had ever been his custom,  I put all'that wfis left in ;i bottle Find  when it melted."it gave off an offensive  odor, and so yesterday.I brought it to the  prosecuting Fittorney.  "That is all I know."  The little butler left the witness box  Find his place was taken by one of the  lending chemists of the city. His story  was this:  "This bottle of water, from frozen ice,  wfis brought me last night by seuor SfiI-  veter, the prosecuting attorney, for anal-  ysis. I detected its offensive odor and devoted the entire night to its chemical  study. I. find after thorough examination  that it is Ft living mass of cholera germs,  ���or'bacilli, which were .originally obtained  frein active cholera Find frozen. The freezing in no way interfered with their activity, or poisonous power, and at once upon  their being introduced into the human  system, either by the individual eating  the ice or drinking the water which had  melted from it; they came again to life  and the party died within a few hours  from violent Asiatic cholera."  As the doctor'stepped down the prosecuting Fittorney arose aud said.:  "Mr. President, we have discovered the  source of death. The butler is blameless,  for he was an unconscious accomplice.'  The reason for the crime can only be tlmt  the professor desired to verify his experiments upon his guests."  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 TIIK BUST BRANDS OK .ALL  KINDS Ol'' WINKS, LIQUOUS, AND CIGARS.  Special Attention to Miners.  HOTEL  Extensive improvements now completed nnikes  tlie above iiotel one of the best in the city liotli  for transient guests and duy hoarders.  FINEST WINES,  LIQUORS, AND  CIGARS IN  THE MARKET SOLD AT THE BAR.  JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.  BAR.  Corner Stanley and Silica streets. Nelson. We are now  running the sianley house liar, nnd will lie Kind lo hnve  our friends and Hi'(|iiiiiiitaii(vs irive us a cull.  DAWSON &��� CKADIKK'k'.  East Baker St., Nelson.  Is one of I lie liest hotels in 'i'ond Mountain district, and  is tlie lieiulfitinrters for prospectors and  working minors.  MALONE    &    TREGILLUS.   Props.  NOTICE.  Nelson Electric Light Company,  Limited.  The worlcs of the company will lie in operation on or  aliniit the ^lilh instiiiit, and ail parlies desiring lights  should make applical ion In tlie undersigned.  OKOIilFlO A. IIKiKLOW, Secretary.  Nelson, li. (.'., August Itllh. I.-!I|.  GOLD  AND   SILVER   EXTRACTION,  The Tassel Hold Kxl rac| iug Co., Lid., of lilu*gow.  iTIi.- .Mni-Aiiliiir-hpin-l I'jiinlili- 1'iiii-c.O  Is prepared Iii iicgof'ule with mine owners and others  for the extrncl Ion ol the uliove nieluls from the mo.-l re-  I'riiclory ores, and lo heal mid repurl on samples iijilo  oik,'Ion in weight sent In its exiiciuneiiliil works, \ nil-  eouver.   All coinliiiiiiicul ions lo lie addressed lo  W. I'KLLL'W.IIAIiVKV. K.C.S.,  Assay mid Mining Ollices, Vancouver, li, C.  All kinds of assay mining and analytical work undertaken  Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company, Limited.  o  9  a  M  J5  a'  >  W  i_  M  o  Kaslo Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting on .Saturdays and Wodnesdnys with Nelson  & Kort .Sheppard I In il way for Kaslo and lake points.  Leaves Nelson��� Leaves Kaslo' for Nelson���  - Mondays tit,.I p. in. Sundays nt S a. 111.  Wednesdays at ti: 10 p. 111:      Tuesdaysiit .'> a. 111.  Thursdays at I pi m Thursdays at Sa. in.  Saturdays at/i:IO p. in. Kridaysal,,'ia. 111.  Connecting on Tuesdays and Fridays Willi Nelson '& Kort  Sheppard railway for Spokane,  Bonner's Ferry Route���Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Great,'Northern railway for all points  east and west..  Leaves Kaslo Tuesdays and Kridays at M��, m.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Kridays at 711. in.  Leaves Honner's Kerry for Nelson and Kaslo at'_a. 111.011  Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Revelstoke Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting  with  lhe Canadian Tacilio Railway (main  line) for all points east and west..  Leaves lievelsloke on Tuesdays and Kridays at I 11. 111.  Leaves liolison on Wednesdays and Sundays at (i p. 111.  Northport Route���Steamer Lytton.  Connecting at N'orlhpnrl I'or points north and.".south on  the Spokane Kails & Northern Kailwiiy.  Leaves liohson Saturdays at I a. 111.  Leaves Norlliport Saturdays at 1:30 p. in.  .. The company reserves the right loeliange this schedule  a! any time without notieo.  Kor full information, as to tickets, rates, etc., apply at  the company's ollice. Nelson, li. (!,  T. ALLAN. Secretary.      .1. W. TKOUP, Mannger.  WILLIAM PERDUE  EAST   BAK3R   STREET. (  Will contract to supply mining eonipaiiius and steam  boats with fresh incuts, and deliver sainunt any mine  or landing in   the   Kootenay   Lake-.country."  IT IABIITS.  SON  & BURNS  (Successors lo Horns, Mclnnes &.Co.)  Wholesale and retail dealers in stock Hint dressed  meats. Arc prepared'to furnish in any <iuautity  beef, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and hum, at the  lowest possible prices.  Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks  ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  I n ft 1   J   n IMS il Pi  Has just received his stock  of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted  Suitings and Trouserings.  Prices to Suit the Times.  Spokane Falls & Northern Railway,  Nelson & Port Sheppard Railway.  All Rail t& Spokane, Washington.  *  Leave 7 A.M...  ... N ti LSON....... A rri vo 5:10 l.\ M.  NELSON STEAM  SH MB BOOR FACTOJ  sash, noons, and window kiiamks  MADK. TO 01;I)!'jU.  On Tuesdays and Kridays trains will run through  to Spokane, arriving thereat .r.'ltl P.M. same day. lic-  Itiming will leave Spokane at 7 A.M. on Wednesday*.  and Saturdays, arriving at Nelson sit.iMI) I'. .AL, making  close connections with steamer Nelson for all Kootenay  lake points..  Passengers for Kettle liiver and lioundary Creek connect at Marcus with stage on Mondays, Tuesdjys, Thursdays, and Kridays.  ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE.  In (.lie comity court i)f ICootenay, holden at tlie last crossing of lhe"('oii:mbia river, in tlie matter of .I0I111 liti-  chatian, deceased, and in lhe mailer of the Ollicial Administrator's Act, dated the Thirteenth dav of August,  A. I)., INI I.  Upon reading tlie allldavils of Kdward C. Arthur and  Maggie Connor it is ordered that Arthur Patrick Cummins, ollicial adminstrator for the county court district  of Koolenay. shall be administrator of all and singular  the goods, 'chatties, and credits of .lolin Kuchanan, deceased, and that this order lie publisned in the Ncison  Tribune newspaper for the period of sixl.v da vs.  (Signed) WILLIAM  WAHI) SPINKS.  The creditors of John Buchanan, late of Nelson, in.lhe  district of ICootenay, miner, tire reiitiestud williin sixty  (tidldaysof this date to send tome oy registered letter  addressed to me at lionald, in tlie district of Koolenay,  full and verilied particulars of their claims with date  and items. Upon-the expiration-of- the said period of  sixty days I shall proceed wilh the distribution ef the  said estate, having regard only as lo such claims as I  shall receive notice of as aforesaid.  Dated al Donald, in the di.-trict of ICootenay, this "_!)tli  dav of August, 1SIII.   ,  A. P. C I'M MISS. Ollicial Ailmiiistralor.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT.  "' IlI.ACIC I'.K.Ak" .MINKKAI. CLAIM, SI'I'l.'A'l'Hl) WKST OK AND  AD.IOININO 'I'lIK "I.K UOl" MINKKAI, CLAIM. IN TIIK  THAU. CHKl'K MININC. l.'A.MI1. WKST KOOTI'.NAV, liKITLSII  (���Ol.l'.MIIIA.  Take notice that we, the Le Itoi Mining & Smelting  Company (free minors" cerliticate number iiOlli'J), intend  sixty days from the date hereof to apply to tlie gold commissioner for u eerlilicatc of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of tlie above claim, and,  I further, take notice that ail verse claims must be sent to  1 the mining recorder and action commenced before tlie  issuance ofsueli eerlilicatc of improvements.  TIIK LK KOI MINING & SMKI/I ING COMPANY.  GK.oiaiK. .M. KiisiKii. President.  Dated the I'oth day of .lime, l��:!t.  ��� Estimates ��� Given; on Building Supplies.  TURNING. SUiiKAClNG. AND MATCHING.  Orders from any town in tlie ICootenay Luke country  promptly attended to.   General jobbing of nil kinds.  RICHARD STUCKEY, Proprietor.  ��� 11  1  oflwmui  LUMBER YARD,  Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.  .Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  "OOI.tlKN  I lit II'" MI.Nl.liAI.  CLAIM, TIJAIL L'UKKK*  MININC  DIVISION.  Take notice that we. Thekhi M. Doi'init/.er. free miner's  eerlilicatc No. ���"><Km��. and .io.-cph Dorinilzer, free miners  eerlilicatc No. ."ulia", intend, sixty days Lorn the date  hereof, to apply lo the gold commissioner foracertiticate  of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a crown  grant of tin; above claim. And further take noUce, that  adverse claims must be sent to the mining recorder and  action commenced before the issuance of such ecitilieafe  of improvements.  Dated this at li day of September, IS!)I.  A full stock of lumber rough and dressed. .Shingles,  laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Three carloads dry,  clear lir Mooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.  G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  HENRY DAWES, Agent.  Wholesale and  Retail  Write us for Prices.  AREND & KEN WARD  Spokane, Washington.  To Hunting1, Survey and Prospecting Parties,  and Others.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  (I.  K.  MINKKAI.   CLAIM,   THAU.   CIM'.KK   .MIX I NO   DIVISION.  Take notice that we. John Y. Cole, free miner's ccrtiti-  enle No. filjiiii!). D. ,L Hughes, free miner's ecrtilicate No.  atlliiS, and Maurice Olid in, free miner's eertiticate No. Sllali.  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply lo the  gold commissioner for a cerliticate of improvements, for  the purpose of ol'lain ing a crown grant of the above claim.  And furl her take nolice that adverse claims must be  sent to the mining recurder and action commenced lie-  fore tlie issuance ol such ecrtilicate of improvements.  Dated this.'liltli day of August, 18:11.  DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the 1111-  dor.-igncd, doiiit,' business 11s teamsters at Nelson under  the Ilrm Mime of ICccfer & Scale, has been dissolved by  mutual consent. The business hereafter will tie cairiid  on for the sole account oI' Joseph II. Scale. Killierof the  undersigned is iiullioiizcd lo colkct debts due the liriii,  JOHN Al. KI-KKKIi,  JOSKPil 11. SKALK.  Dated at Nelson, H. C, Seplenibcr 1st. ISSU.  __  The new fas| Steam Launch  "PPT FTD rp ?'���  Can be chartered by lhe duy or week on reasonable terms.  Orders soul through the pursers of the steamboats Nelson and Ainsworth. wilh whom nil arrangcnienls can l.c  made, "ill receive prompt attention. Arrangements can  also he made through John llnii.-lnii & Co., The Tribune  ollice. Nel'-on.    Address, hv mail or lelegraph.  August L'��.lh. I,s:��l. (.:. W. HCSIC', Hall'iiiir, H. (.!.  elson  Livery Stable  'asseiigers and  baggage  iransl'errcd  lo anil  from  the  railway depot ami sb'ainboal lauding.   Freight  hauled and job learning done.   Slove  wood for sale.  WtLLfAM  WILSON ..  .PlfOI'IMKTOli  APPLICATION   FOR  LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given thai lhe undersigned will within  thirty days apply for 11 llecn.-i: lo sell llipior al retail al  lib- hotel at Three Korks, West. ICiiolcnay dislrlri, Hrlti-di  Columbia. IUA   W. I1LACK.  Daled August Sillh, ISIU.  DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned. Wiihelni Hanson and John Hloniberg. duing  business as hut el Keepers under lhe linn name of Hanson  & lilombeig, bus been dissolved. All debts A\w by the  linn will be paid by John liloinberg, who alone is authorized to collccl debts due the linn.  Daled Nelson, I!. C. August i"ilh. I Sill.  UILHKLM   HANSON,  JOHN   JSLOMHKKG.  NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION.  Notice is hereby given Hint the undersigned.doing business under ihe rf 1*111 name of Hyers Hardware Company,  have this dale dissolved lhe said parlnersbip by inutiial  consent. Hamilton livers continuing the business and  assumes all liabilities and collects till accounts. Itoberf  Kwnrl retiring from said linn.  HAMILTON HYKL'S,  ItOHK.KT KWAItT.  Kaslo, li. C��� Soplember 1st, IWII.  N0TIC_.  Nollee is hereby given that O. Ilainlicr. formerly act ing  as agent for Ihe I'nitcd Kire Insurance < 'oinpany of Man-  cheslcr, Knglaiiil. and the Alias Assurance Company of  Loudon, Kiiglaiul. is no longer agent or in any way connected wilh the above companies, In fill lire all coln-  miiuieations relative to above companies should be addressed lo Harold Selous, agent.  O, N. GII'DLK.STONK & SONS.  General Agents.  Application for Liquor License.  The undersigned hereby gives nollee Ihal. he intends  lo apply I'or a license lo sell llipior al retail ill his hotel at  the town of Thompson, in Trail Creek division of West  Koolenay di.>lriel, llrllish Co.uinbia.  JOHN Y. COLK.  Thompson, It. ('.. Angiisi. L'nd, IS!)I.  ASSAY OUTFIT FOR SALE.  Large nnd complete assay plant for .-ale, Including balances, furnace, nnd chemicals, If not sold by private  bargain on or before Scpiembcr lath, it will be sold by  unci .011 at Nelson. Kor further partieitlars apply lo 10,  A pplcwaile, corner Victoria and Kontoiuiy si reels, Nelson,  _.! JI ���_��  MM*  ^Vli*   I..  .-  ���*���������. v'-fl  ��� . "���" It  ?��� <-\-\]  * .."������'������$. ���*  --Vr  '.-is  t' ,.-J  ���WO.-"  11 .-*-  1  , '������. ���  '���SM'MijMaM'fgmw^  ���BMBMBMMMMIIIULII^^  /' TiTE TftTBOTE:   NELSON, S. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2fl, 1891.  0  I)  Capital, ^d.  Rest,   -   -  $12,000,000  6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH   Hon. OKO. A. DRUMMOND,...  K. S. CLOUSTON    President  ...... Vice-President  ...General Manager  isr____so_sr _3K,__._sro_3:  N. W. Cop. Baker and Stanley Streets.   IIKANCIIKS IN       LONDON  (England),   NEW YORK,   CHICAGO,  and in tlie principal cities in Canada.  liny and sell Sterling  Kxchange and Cable Transfers.  CI KANT CO.M.MKKCIAL AM) TUAVKI.Li.K8' CK1.I1ITS,  availalde in any part of tlie world.  dkakts issukd; col..kc'1'ions madk; kto.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH.  RATIO OK INTICKKST (at present) .'�� Per Cent.  A'-��� -LONG AMD "HAM. BACK  The "month of October, 1858, found me  at the Monoville placer mines, near Mono  lake, which is in that part of California  on the eastern slope of the Sierras. We  had eaten up all the provisions in our  camp and till tluit the keepers of the two  stores on the Kast Walker river, three  miles to the north, would spare us. Gold  dust was plentiful, but -men thought more  of the means of sustaining life than of the  yellow metal. No 'more teams would venture across the Sierras with supplies, and.  there was nothing to be done but get out  of the diggings till the next spring.' .A  meeting of till the miners in the vicinity  was called i\nd the mining laws soainended  that all the claims should hold good until  June Inth, 1800.   Then 'there was a grand  scattering.  TheCoinstook silverniiues had been discovered that summer, and the majority  headed'.north for that new field, thence  to cross over into California by tlie Placer-  viile and Ilenness pass routes. Others  took the Souora pass; I, however, was  obliged to take a blind trail and cross byway of the wild region tlmt lies above  and to the -northward of the Y'oseinite  valley, as I "had left three men to prospect  a section of country near the Second tiar-  rotte, who were there to await my return  from the new placers- on the east side of  the Sierras.  .After the miner's meeting tit which it  was decided to break up the camp for the  winter, 1 went down to Mono hike, four or  live miles south of the .Monoville diggings,  in order to make a start; over the mountains from that pointearly thenext morning. I had with me as a partner a stalwart young man from Camptonville, California, named Alexander Cameron, and  and we were joined by fourteen men, most  of whom belonged on' the Chowchilla. on  Kern river, and-at about .Big Oak Flat,  though there were also two Crass Valley  men. We were till on foot except two old  men from the Chowchilla river, though we  averaged a pack animal to every two men.  At Mono lake snow began_ to fly in the  afternoon soon after our arrival. It 'was  the last of October, and we felt that we  were iu for it when the big flakes began  sailing down. We were almost destitute  of provisions', and had all the mountains  before us. Two men were sent to a ranch  three miles up the lake who returned  about dark with a pig that would have  weighed about sixty pounds. Altogether,  it was a slim showing for so large a party.  Luckily, after the ground was whitened  ib ceased**no'wing. Karly the next morning we broke cam)) aud all that day were  engaged in climbing up through Bloody  gulch, the roughest pass iu the Sierras. It  was merely a zigzag trail among jagged  rocks, and from top to bottom was  sprinkled with the blood of the pack animals that had passed over it.  That night we encamped on the bead-  waters of the Tuolumne. Snow squalls  had been frequent during the day, and  tluit night big (lakes fell hissing into our  camp-fire. A "council of war" was hold,  and we cut down rations. I was barefoot.  I had waded so much in the alkali water  of Mono hike while duck hunting that  when I struck the sharp rocks of Bloody  gulch, both the soles and uppers of my  boots broke like pie-crust. Luckily, i,r/eb,"  a (icrtnaii, had with i.im it pair of new-  boots, so he gave u.e his old ones one a  whole boot and the other so cut down as  to make a shoe of it. This was a godsend  to me, though the shoe having no lacings  it was also soon to prove tin instrument of  torture. The next morning we found only  tin inch of snow, and a clear sky greatly  encouraged us.  Passing into a heavy pine forest on leaving the Tuolumne meadows, we in the  afternoon came out on the side of a big  mountain above hike Teuojn. There the  whole party decided against me and took  a left hand'trail (hat would have led us  into the terrible mountains above and  east of the Voscmite falls. Fortunately  in going to the Mono country by the same  route, I hiid made sketches of prominent  peaks and rocks. A tor traveling half a  mile on the wrong trail, I saw a. way to the  right a splinter of granite tluit towered a  hundred foot above the thick pine forest.  There was no mistaking it, as it wtis rent  from top to bottom by a fissure that made  it two. I at once called n halt and in a  small ineinorandiiiii book showed the  party a sketch of the "'Twin I'oaks" made  sonic weeks before; at a camp within .'lOO  yards of the rocks.  The sketch shut the mouths of the opposition. We turned back and look the  right hand trail, which I (old the men  would lake- l.honi down to lake Toneja.  Here " I'etc," a big. stubborn Ceriniin who  was Zeb's partner, left on foot to strike  through the forest iu order l.o beat i\^i ;tll  to Iho lake.    Nothing would stop him, so  lie liig valley near  from the  entrance  ��� top of the moiin-  I'ore sunset, but- I  Taking  my gnu. I  off he wont, leaving" poor trembling little  Zeb with the horses. Pete carried with  him through the mountains a. pitchfork  ���and a scythe. ,in Bloody gulch, in a rage,  he lifted a camp-kettle of food off the lire  with his pitchfork and flung it down the  side of the mountain. He went without  hisdinner, but the rest of us shared with  the terrified Zeb. At the camp at the  head of the Tuolumne, this idiot found  cached in a, cave iu the rocks, a-twenty-  five'pound sack of. beans, instantly'ho  thrust l.iis pitchfork into tho. sack and  scattered tlie beans far and wide, though  we were on short rations. For tluifhe  danced for about five minutes with half a  dozen six-shooters thrust into his face.  But for the'tears and prayers of his poor,  abused little partner, his carcass would  ���have been left with the beans..  No sooner hiid we reached lake. Teneja  and pitched our camp than it began to  snow. This lake is at the bottom' of a cleft  or chasm several miles longand from half  it mile to a mile wide, with perpendicular,  granite wails from il()0 to 1000 feet in  height. It lies iibout north of the uppermost of tho several' falls of the Voscmite.  The animals were turned out to graze and  a meal prepared, but no signs of Pete.  Bets were made as to where his bones  would be found in the spring, but no one  .made a move to .find him.  After the meal was eaten I caught up till orse, 'mounted him and started back to  ���find the missing man, telling the.men to  save, out-a meal for Pete, but to.pack all  else and be ready for.a ..start as soon as I  got back, orwe would leave our bones .'in  ���the chasm"by tho hike. Hiding back a  mile, ii few pistol shots brought Pete out  of a dense pine forest on the side'of a big  mountain. Streaks of-dirt and sweat  marked his face and he looked liken a hist  rose of summer. I. mounted him upon my  horse and told him 'to gallop to the camp  and swallow-his "grub" by the time I  got in.  When I arrived not an animal had been  packed and all hands had determined to  spend the night at the lake. Outside of  tlie chasm ol'. the hike was a live-mile  stretch of bare granite as smooth and well  glazed as a-piece of pottery. It was the  track of an ancient glacier. On it was no  sign of a .trail; iho stool shoes of the  animals left no mark., it was snowing  rapidly and it was very necessary to find  our'way across this-great field of bare  rock before the few stones to mark the  course were covered up. I -told the. men I  would go ahead and look up the trail iu  order that they should be able to rapidly  follow my bracks as soon as they could  pack and start.' 'All refused to a man. I  told Cameron to pack our animal and  follow mo, then I struck out.  When 1 got to the chasm I looked back  and 'saw the whole party on the move.  They .'had dreaded going into the Lake, it  wasneeessary to wade hip-deep along the  north w;dl iii order to get through the  chasm. I was sure of theni after 1 had  seen them wade the lake.  On the bed of tho glacier they dare not  stop, but once across it they would come  toil crock find meadows with thick timber.  They would again balk. Therefore I halted  at that point.' Just tit dusk the train arrived and nt once stopped. I had crossed  tlie creek and was standing on the steep  side of the mountain. A short distance  ahead the trail passed along a shelf of  rock only two to throe feet witle for a distance of" 100 yards with below a precipice  of 150 feet deep. 1 told the men this must  be passed at once. Spoke of avalanches  and told them they were-lost if I hey remained at the bottom of the big canyon.  They swore they would follow mo no  further. It was'in vain that I assured  tiieni I would load them to a better camping place a mile ahead. I ordered" my  partner to follow me and when I had seen  him start 1 went ahead, a glance showing  me the stubborn crew had "bunched" for  consultation at the bottom of the canyon.  This satisfied me. I knew they would  follow, and crossing the narrow ledge of  rock at the precipice, I entered a pine  forest so dense and dark that, it wa.s difficult to find the "blazes" on the trees  which marked the course of the trail. I  had deceived the men iu regard to distance, and so made them travel iibout  throe miles after dark, keeping always  ahead of them so far iis to be out of sight.  I was looking for the tall, splintered  rock which Iliad sketched and named the ;  "Twin Peaks." At last 1 saw it towering \  above the trees against the western sky. j  Stopping behind a big pine I waited for !  the train to conic up. The men wore giving mo a fine blowing up. They said I  didn't know were I was going. I had  never been over the trail but once before,  and they were fools to follow inc. They  hiid left ii fine camping place iu the canyon to come into a groat pine forest where  there was neither grass nor water.  I let: theni pass me when I stopped into  the trail behind them and sang out:  ���"Hello!"    Where are you heading to?"  "Vou arc the man who ought to know."  said one of the men. "you led us this fool  chase into the woods."  "Well, never mind." said I, ''you tire all  right now, Vou are at your camping  ground."  Then all hands began swearing. "It's a  d���d fine camping ground," said they,  "'with not ti blade of grass or a drop of  water in sight!"  "Follow ineaud see yourcninp," said I,  and turning on*-t in going .'500 yards we  came out into tic res of lino meadows. \\ e  had ii largo spring before us mid good  shelter from the tailing snow beneath  thick clumps of lir trees. There was an  abundance of dry pine and soon several,  big bonfires were going, for the men sot  fir'e to all the piles of dry logs near camp.  They were delighted, and rejoiced at having come it)) out of the big canyon.  The next day was elearand bright. The  sun was actually hot. find long before  noon the snow was all gone, "All is well,  the storm is over!" snid the men, and they  wanted to linger by the way lo prospect,  but wore induced to push ahead _ for lhe  lop of I he big mountain, as then it would  be all down hill to I'  ('amende creek, not far  to lhe Voscmite chasm  The meadows nl the  lain were reached be  was  willing lo  halt.  wont out; to look for deer. I saw a dozen  fresh tracks, all pointing down off the  mountain.   I returned to camp and found  that our one big tent had been taken  down and spread upon the ground. The  men said they wore going to sleep on it.  i told theni they Avoulcl sleep under snow  before morning, as all the (leer were heading down  toward the valieys.  But ib was so fine and clear no one  would believe a storm wa.s Coming.  Ten men with sixteen animals 'loaded  with "goods for Fast ..Walker came to our  Camp about sunset. I tried to induce  them to halt on the top of. the mountain  iii order to secure a way of retreat if (he  storm ciiine, but they pushed on to camp  at the foot of the mountain, live miles  east at.tlie bottom' of'the deep canyon.  They had with'them'a. fi tie Newfoundland  dog���an immense fellow���that was inclined to linger with us.  About 10 o'clock 'snow began to fall in  our faces, obliging us to pull our blankets  over our heads. In two or three hours  the avalanches, began to thunder down  the steep slopes of the north wall of the  Voscmite, with it tremendous clatter-.-of  falling rocks. When the first of these  clattered down, a dog rose up in our midst  and began barking, it was the big Newfoundland. He know .what was coming  and had deserted his master and friends  when the snow began to fall. He had  come back to our camp, a distance of live  miles. Doubtless that dog did some serious  thinking before making such a break.  With the first streak of gray in the east  we were up. We had on its about two  feet of snow and ib was still snowing at  the rate of tin inch a hour. The last morsels of meat and bread were consumed at  breakfast. Nothing was left but tea'and  molasses. It was forty miles to the first,  house, Aleck Black's, on Bull creek.  As soon its it was light enough to see tlie  blazes on the trees, i sent Cameron ahead  in order that we might 'rapidly.get down  off the'.mountain. Three different parties  wore sent after our animals before ..they  were found. At last they wore discovered  bunched under some lir trees near camp,  it was six miles down the. mountain at an  angle of ���nearly forty-live degrees. We  weutdowii with a rush. Before the bottom  wits reached, there was more rain .than  snow. We then hiid to cross ii timbered  valley eight-miles in width. All the way  across there was a. steady downpour of  rain.that drenched us to tho bono. Then  we had again to tackle the mountain and  travel skyward. Soon we were hip-deep  in snow.  It was terrible rough work, and by  turns the strongest men and animals were  put forward. -Wo had "over thirty miles  of mountains before us, therefore had a j  big light to make in order to save our  lives. The two old men, though mounted  on good horses, were the first to show  signs of���"��� weakening. .They trembled in  every joint. We had plenty of tea and  molasses. A halt was made-and'"several  big coffeepots of tea strong enough to  bear an iron wedge were made, into the  tea was poured enough molasses to make  a kind of black-strap. The men drank  this mixture by the tin cupful. The effect  was wonderful. During the clay we halted  several times to make this brew, each  time carrying along with uh two or throe  gallons, and to ward off or stay these  punishments pots wa.s our hist work be- ;  fore night shutdown upon us. j  As niy shoe could not be closed it wa.s |  constantly full of snow, and being much  too large'ib completely Hayed my right ;  ankle. But life wtis at stake, and I said :  nothing, as half a dozen men were ready :  to "squeal,"and proposed going into camp  tili the storm was over. In the rush a big :  burro, the only one in the train, dropped (  dead in his tracks. Man after man find j  horse after horse was put ahead to breast j  the snow. At hist Door Flat, at'bhe head ;  of Bull creek, was reached. Then all was ;'  plain sailing down the creek to Black's, i  Having told the inen where we were and j  what to do, the strongest of us pushed !  ahead. Before, all had been made to keep j  in a body. I  The lirst of us reached Alex Black's at '���> '���  o'clock in the morning, and by the time j  the people of the house had been roused <  out and a big moid cooked the last of our j  party got in. After citing the old men ;  wore given beds find the rest of ussteanied J  on the  floor near a hot stove. j  Tho next morning iu was clear at Black's  but up in the mountains tho storm was  still raging. Ours wtis the last party that  got through that winter by the Walker  river trail. .Many lost their lives. For a  week after we reached Big Oak.Flat they  were bringing  in dead   bodies and  men  The Mines of the  Great Slocan District  are all within  a few  miles of New Denver,  the celebrated  Mountain Chief being  less than  two miles ��� distant.  |.!,  The townsite is {;;.  acknowledged to be the   i'I-  ''.'������ i '���  prettiest | ���.  in the whole j'!,  I. !  Kootenay Country.       j..  Investors and Specula-    I ;|  tors should  examine the property  offered.  To allow Prospectors, Miners, and  ining1 Men to acquire ground on  to build homes, lots will be sold  in Blocks 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 74, 78, 79,  and 83, in the townsite of NEW DEN-  October 1st next, at the low  Dollar a Front Foot ($25  a Lot).   Terms cash.   Title warranted.  1.1  3i'-v 1  fTrtf,  'life  .Ms-ill  ��� ���'.��<���'_  with frozen logs and arms. These had  tried to got through on a "cut-off"a little  north of our trail.  The ten men wo had scon got no further  than whore their dog left them. They  tried to push on east, but were obliged lo  turnback. Then they tried to climb I In;  mountain to where they had seen us  camped, but found the snow too deep.  Tliey then cached their goods in a big log  pen. across which they felled trees to  keep out  animals c  Yosoiiiite valley.   We gave their wise dog  the boars, and shooting   I  imbed down the rocks into  Mill1  the  : Mo!.)." a good old man I'roui tlie  !ia, who had   taken  a  liking  to  to " I'lich  Cliowchil  him.  Ours was a race with the "Storm King"  and with death till the way from Mono  hike to Black's, near the Merced river. At  Black's we parted never again to meet.  IM.\ Dk Qnu.K.  Virginia. Nevada, September l-'ith. IN!)I.  Watering the Horse.  The good horseman will water his horse  before feeling him, especially iu the morning, says .'in exchange. French breeders  always water their horses before feeding,  and in all the large stables of horses in  this country tluit practice is followed.  Vol. many horsemen and farmers never  think of "the advantage and necessity of  it. If the horse could talk, or if man  could understand him, he would ask for  a drink I.he lirst thing every morning, and  you will bo surprised how eager they arc  io get if, whether I lie weather is cold or  not. I wonder how ninny fnrniers ever  think of watering their horses before  feeding t.hcin in the morning, or how  much ihcy lose by not doing it,. The)  horse coiui'.s from work at nigh I, get.-, a i  drink, then is fed mostly on dry grain. '  eats hay part of I lie nighl.niid iu lhe  morning anolher dry feed, and by this  lime is   vary dry hi instill',  so   when   he  reaches the water he fills his stomach so  full that indigested food is forced out of  the stomach and is a damage rather than  a benefit to the horse. Now. friends, try  wateringoiiehor.se before feeding in the  morning, thus slaking his thirst and at  the same time washing tho stomach ready  to receive the morning feed, when, being  properly moistened with saliva, it will  remain'until thoroughly digested. Vour  horse can do more work on less feed and  will live healthy much loiig.jr. Besides,  humanity demands this thoughtful care.  Preparing1 for Winter.  Before the winter is fairly upon us, and  while the warm autumn days are here,  there are many small items iibout the  house to bo seen to. Among these is the  weather stripping of doors and windows.  In it properly made house there should be  no need of weatherstrips, but lew houses  arose thoroughlyconstritcted tluit there h  no cracks iibout the doors and windows,  whore tho cold air can penetrate. On a  breezy side of the house, exposed to the  north or loft, it is a good plan to have  double windows, provided they it re arranged so that they may be opened when  necessary for ventilation. The double  window that is put in so that it. cannot, be  opened is certainly to be condemned. The  storm-door, which the wist; householder*  use outside the regular entrance door, is  iilso ;i great help toward keeping the  house warm. These doors and the double  windows are not a great expense, and are  arranged so that they can be easily put  in place or removed. They an.1 notstrictly  needed except in extremely cold weather.  All weather stripping that prevents the  opening of the windows is condemned.  Tho simplest, weather stripping, with a  rubber edge, costs bub a few cents it. foot  and can be put in place by any person  wit h only a slight, kiiowlodgoof enrpent ry.  The neatest stripping is pain ted or finished  hardwood to match the other woodwork  of the room.  Must Register Partnei'Hhips.  There appears Io be more than one nr.  on tile statute book which the people of  British Columbia have omitted to make  themselves familiar with. "An Act Respecting I'nrfiiersldps." passed at the last,  session, and which came into force on July  1st liisl, recites that nil persons a-vsoeia I ed  in a general par! uersliip for trading, manufacturing, ele,. shall deliver to the rogis-  irar of the county court, a declaration in  writing which shall conlain tin1 names  surnames and residences of each and every  partner, and the time during which lhe  linn has existed. The penally for nonregistration is .$100. and up lo dnle not  one firm or company in Koolenay has  complied with the provisions of lhe act.  AND ALL KINDS  CORRESPONDENCE   SOLICITED.  ckgs  SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC  any  OK TIIK   .MOST   KKFMTI.xt   AND   KI'OXO.M M'.\ I,  TVI'K.  ii  GIANT  AIR   DRILLS   FOR   MINES.  JJ  KMi   KOI,1   (WTAI.OOrK.  The Canadian  Rand   Drill  Company,  SHERBROOKE,   QUEBEC.  Hi-ili-li I'/ilniiilii.'i Atrcnry:   n:!.' (V.r.ltMit Strict, Vnnciiiivi'i'. k'n-lwn AK'-n.-y:    Mi Vii'lnriii Si|iiiuv, Monti'ml  The Pulsometer Steam Pump  The Handiest, Simplest, and   Most   Efficient Steam Pump  FOR   MINING   PURPOSES.  Pulsometer Steam Pump Company, New York, U. S.  b_-  ���t  <T\  V ij ���i-j���.f.'wii i-_u��- rs������ .'.w.>gT-"'S,"-wn   ��� -' '-_�����������*. Jsi'Tri-WEi'.rt ,���^^''rTP'^W'^Tr*fl^^'^.'^^.'i���������-^'J.^^'qT,>���J^^'��� ������!:-'*?"q"-t*��v,''-'lvL^ - ��� -,'<".:���:  BBgft-ftMSM^^ fcmfira-M___!___i-a_____^  t_in-H*��V4-���**&** ���*  m+i&iltlnJJi.teG*.  A  THE TRIBUNE:   KELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29,  1894.  Wc are closing on t our business, and all accounts duo  the firm must be settled by cash or nolo before'lhe lath  of October next, at tlie ollice of Fred Irvine & Co., Vernon street, alter thai (laical) accounts will be placed with  our solicitor for collection.      .1. KHKP lll'.MK ��� CO.  Xelson, It. C, Sc]itcniliei".'7tli, is'.il.  I have sold the grocery, hardwire, crockery, and gliKs-  ware business of,I. Krcd Hume & Co. lo John A. Tunier  and John A. Ivirkpatrick, who will continue thobii.-iiu'-s  at the old stand, from the   1st of  October, under the  linn name of Turner & Kirkpatrick.  J. KKIOI) IIL'IMK.  Nelson, H. C, .September ".7th, 181)1.  I have sold the dry doods business of J. I'Yed 11 nine &  Co. to Kred Irvine & Co., who will continue the business  at the old stand from the 1st of October.  J. KRKI) TIUMK.  Xelson, It. C, September 17t,li, ISnt.  THIS  SPACE  IS  RESERVED   FOR  TURNER &  KIRKPATRICK  SUCCESSORS   TO  J. Fred Hume & Co., G-eneral Merchants.  ORE SHIPMENTS FROM SOUTH KOOTENAY.  KOK  WEBK  KNDI.N't;  SKl'TI'.M ItKIC "-'(Til.  September 22nd.���I.o Itoi mine, Trail Creek district, via Noi'thport to Everett, Washington... 87 tons  Josic mine, Trail Creek district, via North port-  to Taconia, Washington... .-."��� ..............  .... .'it)    "  Alpha mine, Slocan district, via Nakusp & Slocan railway to Omaha ,S!I    "  September :21th.���Silver King mine, Nelson district, via Nelson & Kort Sheppard railway to  Denver, Colorado Ill    "  Alpha mine, Slocan district, via Nakusp & Slocan railway to Omaha  ��� ...��� !)U    "  Scptenibcr25th.���-Surprise mine, Slocan district,  via Kaslo and Honner's Kerry to Great Kails,  Montana 22    "  September 2i!th.���Alpha mine, Slocan district,  via Nakusp & Slocan railway to Omaha ....... !I0    "  Total   Al'I'HOXIMATi: VALUK.  Trail Creek district ore (gold)   Xelson district ore (silver and copper)..  Slocan district ore (silver and lead)   Total........'.- .......... ;..  . .502 tons  .8 :U')0  ..������U.-ltl!)  ..21), UIO  ..�����111,850  LOCAL   NEWS   AND   GOSSIP.  Henry A. Blyth   of Ashtabula,  Ohio,  passed through Nelson this week on his way to Pilot  Bay, where he will enter the employ of the .smelter com-  ]iany. There is no better business lo engage iii than milling and reduction of metals for young men who have capacity, energy, and staying qualities, unci there'is no  better field in which to begin than right here in Kootenay.  John C. Davenport, who has been interested in mines in ICootenay for the last five years, is in  Portland, Oregon, where lie will probably -spend the  winter.  Married at Ii evelstoke on Saturday, the  22nd instant, by Rev. C. A. I'rocunicr, Thomas Alfred  Hills of Nelson", son of James ilattcrsley Mills of Manchester, Kngland, to Miss Ijcntricc Jane Watson, daughter of the late George Kdwin Watson of tshaui, Northamptonshire, Kngland. Mr. and Airs. Mills arrived at  Nelson on Tuesday, and wore given warm -welcome by  the friends of Mr. Mills.  Sinclair hot springs in East Kootenay  have been purchased by lady Cochrane. It is said that'll  sanitarium will be built at the springs next .summer, wilh  the view of making the springs a fashionable health  resort.  Residents of Nelson who devote their  spare time to their gardens exhibit with pride vegetables  and llowcrs thai can hardly tic ci|iialled in any country.  A. if. Clements shows potatoes that weigh from 2 in I  pounds ami G. H. Robson exhibits an Knglish variety of  squash that is almost as large as a Missouri watermelon.  Harold Selous lias in his garden not only (lowers in endless variety but good-sized iiiuskiiiclons.  Both dredges are reported at work on  the reclamation works on Kootenay rivcrat Rykert's. An  agent of tlie''reclamation'company wtis in Nelson lust  week after teams, but the price oll'ered (St a day for team  and driver and find themselves) was too low and none  were hired.  The Bonner's Ferry Herald   says   tho  grade of the Great Northern railway is to be raised six-  feet between the big trestle west of Honner's Kerry and  tlie siding at Crossport, a distance of nine miles. The  work will give employment to several hundred men.  The machinery in  the Alton,  a  little  steamer thatjan on Kootenay river between Honner's  Perry and the international boundary lino, lias been sold  to parties who intend placing it in a boat that will be run  in low water on the Kooteuay from some point on the  Great Northern to Kort Steele. A new boat will probably  be built for the Honner's Kerry and boundary line trade.  Pilot Bay is to have a public school, as  there arc now about fifteen children of school iigc in the  village. Tlie teacher will probably be Miss Munsey of  Victoria.  During the session of the assize court.  many of the boys in attendance us witnesses had little  more todo than play "slutl" for lhe drinks and toll yarns.  One of the yarns told was of a well-known prospector who  was not up in arithmetic. He was trying to sell a halt'  interest in a mineral claim, in which he bad already sold  interests that aggregated ten-eighths, and wanted to know  what interest he would still have in tlie claim after selling the half interest.  Charles Bay ward. Jr., who  for a year  past worked in the record ofllccs ut. New Denver and  Nelson, left last week for Kninloops, where he will he  employed as timber inspector. .Mr. Hayward, while at  Nelson, proved himself not only a competent mining recorder but an obligingolliciiil. If he has won promotion,  he won it on merit.  The entertainment  held  on  Thursday  evening under the au.-piccs of tin; Indies of lhe Methodist  church was a success. The li rumen's hull was full to the  doors and the performers ac<|iiitleil themselves in the  satisfaction of the audience. The program was not mi  varied as it might have been owing to the .vaniiynl  vocal talent in town just at present, bill the Indie- have  displayed an energy and tact which -peak- volumes, for  vimt they could accomplish under more favorable en-,  euinstances. The net proceeds will amount to about $!,">,  which will be applied to the building fund.  Methodist services in Odd follows' hall  on Sundavat II A. M.und 7:.')') 1*. M. Morning subject.  "At Kiise'in /ion:" evening -.object, "lladical Measures  Successfully Applied."  Some of the witnesses who appeared at  the last session of court nt Nelson complain of the way  they were treated by the parties who summoned theni.  SVitliesses should bear in mind that they cannot be com.  tidied toatlend court, unless t hey are lirst paid two dot-  Inrs a day and traveling expenses.  C. Sweeney,  manager of the   Bank  of  Montreal's branch at Vancouver, arrived at Nelson on  Wednesday night and started for the Slocan on Thursday in eoinpiiiiywit.liA.il. liii'.'liiiiiaii. manager of the  banks brunch at Nelson. Their trip may result in th,.  establishment of a brunch bank at. New Denver,  Byron While, the ninnagerof theSlocan  Star mine. In the Kiocaii district,, !m- mined his family  back to Spokane from Vancouver.  ironed. Whchihc work was done so much diflioulty was  bad in backing her oil' that it was nearly 2 o'clock before  she got away for Nelson. Coining down the'outlet .she  ran onto a sandbar, andhad to stay on it until Tuesday  morning, when tlie Nelson came along and pulled her oil.  Since then, however, she has been running like an eight-  day clock.  With jiotatoesKeHingat$l.25a hundred,  flour at 82.n0 a hundred, and beef at 10 cents a pound,  Nelson should be, comparatively speaking, a good place  in which to raise a family.  Meta 1 (| uotatiousat New y(ork yesterday:  Silver, (i:t2;iead,.-?:i.0a.  We wonder what West Kootenay would  be, were the'editor of The Miner removed to another  sphere. He has such a high opinionof himself it must  hurt him to even sojourn among people of whom he has  such a poor opinion'.  The steamer Kootenay has been tied up  at Nakusp, and she is not likely to be again used this  season. It is not yet decided whether lhe Illecillewact  will be run between Trail and Waneta.  The Miner takes up half a. column on its  editorial page to explain why it has not paid its subscription lo the Dominion Day celebration fund. When Tho  Miner pays its subscription, it will then have tho right to  ask for a'statement from the committee, but not before.  Dr.    Rankin   Dawson   of   London,   a  director in The Hall Mines, Limited, is taking a look at  the Silver King mine, one of the company's properties.  Dr. Dawson did not testify in the Croasdaile v. I lull case;  but had he, his "testimony might have conflicted with'  some that was given. ..  Peter Campbell,-who met'his death at  the Silver King mine last Saturday, was buried at Nelson  on Sunday, the funeral being largely attended. The coroner's jury returned a verdict that the mine'manage*  mentwas not responsible for Mr. Campbell's death. The  mine management, however, might be more careful  hereafter.  W. M. Newton will.'take up his residence  at Rossland, tlie new town at the Trail Creek mines, of  which ho lias been appointed general agentby the owners.  The firm of Wilson, Burns 6c Co. and  William Perdue have been consolidated/and hereafter  there will be but one meat market in Nelson. "Ibakc"  Wilson bus gone on a second trip lo K.nst Kootenay after  cattle, and " Hilly" I'erdue returned on Wednesday from  Spokane with a carload of hogsand sheep.  H. I_. Lemon is erecting a new warehouse on Vernon street, next to his hardware store.  "Jim" McDonald is Hie contractor.  The Canadians hoped to gain some of the  broad inlets running into the coast, thus  giving theni salt water access, but it is  not believed their hopes will be realized.  Aside from ascertaining the fact that  Mount St. Elias is uot on American soil, it  was also.determined that the height of  the mountain is 1.8,023 feet, considerably  higher than the estimates given by numerous, exploring parties of the Geographical Societyof Washington.. But the most  astonishing thing was the discovery  of two, if not three, other mountains a  few miles inland, in Canadian territory,  that are higher even than St. Elias. Of  these Mount .-Logan is .19,584 feet, and  there are two other nameless peaks that  overreach Mount St. Elias by several feet.  The boundary of the'main body of Alaska  is definitely located on the li 1st meridian.  HI  M  BAKER   STREET,   NELSON.  and from this time on, or until further notice, we will sell Groceries, Grockeryware, Glassware, Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats,  Boots, Shoes, Furnishing Goods, etc., at a.fair profit, for Cash.  Liquors and Cigars, at wholesale only.  1  AND  T  A large and complete stock of the leading lines of  Meals  .00 cents each; rooms, 75 cents  from Willoughby, Ohio, at C. Kaufl-  John F. Ward, tlie pioneer hotel man of  southern Kootenay. was in Nelson this week on his way  out to Spokane. Mr. Ward has located at Three Fork <,  which he says is improving as rapidly us lumber can be  procured. Crane & Howes, Ira W. lilack, ('. Howen. ami  Thomas Norqtuiy have hutch-, mid are all doing well.  Adam M.dvay of Ku-lo is interested with Ira lllnclc.  111. H. Atherton  has  opened  a   store ill  Sandon creek, four miles up (lie south fori; from Three  Korks, and will clo-,e out at. Wat-mi a- soon as he can  get someone lo lake the po.-l ollice oil' bis hands, |y| bus  the reputation of keeping the he-i goods and lhe besi  stock of any merchant in Kooteiiuy,  Loo Coombcs of C.  A.  Bigelow 6c Co.'s  refurned yesterday from a trip lo the Sloeun, lie report-  the end of track on the Nakiisp.V sloeun railway aboiii  lialf a mile casl of New Deliver. It i-expected that the  track will heal Three Korks by November l-l.  The Nakusp Ledge and the Now llenver  I'rosperlor are lo be roii.-iilidiiled. so it. is reported, and  the plants moved to Three Korks,  The old reliable sloa mer Ainsworlh had  li'cricsof iniHhiips on Monday Inst, Her how was run  Up on lhe beach at Kuslo to allow of the stem being re-  Hnlel "l'hair:1  and SI per day.  Concord grape:  man's.  Choice apples, by the box, at C. Kaufi'man's.  Hotel "l'hair:" Meals, a0 cents each; rooms, 75 cents  and St per day.  Potatoes. ��1.25 per I DO pounds. International Commission Co., West Raker street. Nelson.  Hotel "Phair:" Meals, 50 cents each; rooms. 75 cents  and St per day.   A Practical, Sensible Woman.  The editor of the Western World of  Winnipeg received the following letter  from a woman in the south of hhigland,  who is anxious to come to Canada, preferably to British Columbia, and which is so  practical in its character and sensible in  its expression that it is worth reproducing  in full.   She writes:  I have seen your paper, The Western World, and I  venture to ask your opinion wilh regard to emigration to  Vancouver or Hritish Columbia. It becomes every year  more difficult for a woman depending on her own exertions to earn a comfortable living. Hy this I mean sulli-  cient to provide for present waiitsand a little to put by  for a rainy day or old age. At least this is my experience  and it lias led me to consider the subject of emigration,  and from what I can gather, people who are willing to  work can in time become independent in the colonies.  In your opinion is this trucJ  Kor a woman the matter is more dillicult than for a  man. t could not come out on speculation. What I  must do is find some employment before starting, and  Hint is the subject on which I shall be grateful I'or your  opinion and advice. As I cannot bear extreme cold, I  should prefer the province of Hritish Columbia or Vancouver Island, but urn (old liy a society lo which I have  applied, that there is no opening for educated women in  this part of Canudu or Llic Dominion.  My idea is to get a situation in the family of a colonist,  either as teacher, for which I am thoroughly <|iialilied,  or ib help in I he household, and after accustom ing myself  to the new life. etc.. lo lind some prolltuble investment  I'or a \ cry small capilal. I ama practical and experienced  cool; and housekeeper and have inniiiiged a home and  large family for ten years. I am not aliuid of work nor  of succeeding if only I get a chance of success. I am an  abstainer mid have hint very considerable experience of  gardening. Mower mid vigetublc, poultry rearing, feeding  and keeping, fruit growing, and for all this there appears  lo be an opening in Hie western province. I should try  fruit funning, etc., iu Kiiglund, but I could not. in the  present stale of iiHuirs, make a living.  I do not know anyone in any part of I he Dominion, nor  have I any near relatives who can en<|iiirc I'or me, so I  trust you will excuse the trouble I am giving yon. I  shall be glad to know of any means, reliable, liy which I  can be put in comuiuniruthin wilh families in Vancouver  I-land or Hritish Columbia who rci|U ire such help as I can  give. I am in good heaIlh, active, and ti.Syears of age. I  can give good references as lo family and capability."  If any bachelor iu ICootenay wants a  housekeeper he should at once open negotiations wilh the writer of the above let-  tor. Her itddress can be obtained from  the editor of the Western World.  Is Canadian Soil.  Sew* has been received in a dispatch  from Washington, that by the recent survey of the Alaska boundry it was decided  that Mount St. I'jlias, so long regarded its  the giant mountain of Alaska, is not on  American soil. It is interesting, also to  know Ilia! there arc several other peaks  in the immediate vicinity that arc much  higher than MouiitSt. Kli'as. The surveying pari ies I hat have been engaged during  the summer in linishing the boundary survey bet ween  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Patent Medicines,  Perfumes,  Soaps,  Brushes,  And  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  Cor. Baker and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. C.  i__r  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?  SO  C_A.I_.____ _____.T  m*. --a "-_��� "-m "V "��  son,  Good assortment of Newspapers, Magazines, Candies, and Children's Toys always on hand.  Central Office  of the  Kootenay Lake  Telephone.  A large and complete stock of  ORDER   YOUR  HOLIDAY-GIFT   GOODS  FROM   DOVER.  .    postoffioe STO.E13, __sr_E]i_.so_isr.  A full Range of Woolen Shirts, and Underwear to suit everyone's taste and  poeket. A very complete stock of Boots and Shoes at hard-time prices. Suits,  Coats, and Pants, Rivetted Overalls, Blanket-lined Clothing', Mitts and Gloves,  German Socks, Mackinaw Suits, Melissa Waterproof Coats, Gum Boots, Lumbermen's Rubbers, Snow Excluders and Overshoes.   Call and inspect the stock.  The RAILWAY CENTRE and  SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of V/est Kootenay.  (Notary   Public)  Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.  Mining and Real Estate Broker  Commission and Insurance  Agent  CHOICE BUILDING and RESIDENCE PROPERTY  REBATE  ALLOWED   FOE   G-OOI-   BTTILIDI-SrG-S-  ALSO LOTS FOR SALE IN NAKUSP, DAWSON, and ROBSON.  ___?_?I-_r   FOB   -PRICES,   3VC-A.-PS,   ETC,   TO  FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.  ItKI'ltl.HKNTINd  The Confederation l.lfc A>sociallon.   TI  Insurance ('onmiuiy.   Tim Dominion  Association of Toronto, Klc.  ic I'limnix  iuil(liiitf&  I'ire  .nan  MINES INSPECTED   AND  REPORTED  UPON.  .Several good lots in government Lou'iisites of N'cw Denver and Xelson lo lie sold cheap.  .Stores and ollices lo rent at Nelson.  Tenant wauled for ranch on Columbia river near  son, or will sell.   Uood opportunity.  Will purchase a 7-drawer "New Williams" sewing machine  Large stock from which to make selections.  Kol).  LOTS    IN    ADDITION    "A  to sell on easy terms.  Apply at once to  W. A. JOV/ETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.  JIM  nave ret iinici  llldll^lll.    |||(.!  (Ii'linilcly mm  surveying   p;  worked lo^'ell  tin! ownership  Jrilisli ColiiinbiMttiid Ahiskn  lo  NVnsliiiitft.oii, mikI   it, is  boundary <|iies!.ioi) will be  satisfactorily settled.    The  rties   of    the   two   nations  ier. and it is thought that  of the least valuable part  Houston  Block, Nelson.  eweSer.  SEg����  CHICAao,   ILLINOIS.  of Alaska in lhe coast region is settled.  I have received my fall and  winter stock of Woolens, comprising- Fancy Suiting's, Coating's, Trousering's, and Overcoating's in the nobiest styles,  all of which I will dispose of  at the most reasonable prices.  JAMES PRICE.  Smelting  Machinery:  Ores.  Concentrating  Machinery:  Blake Crushers and Comet ('rushers.  Crushing Hollers and l^inishing Hollers.  Plunger Jigs and Collom .Jigs, wood and iron boxen.  J'Vue Vainier and Kmbrey Concentrators.  Kvnn's, Collom's, and Hittenger's Slime Tables.  Trommels, Screen and 1'hnched Plates.  Ore Samplers and (Jriuders. nient of Oies, by the Leaching J/roeess.  Hoisting   and   Pumping   Machinery   and   Wire   Rope  Tramways.  Water Jacket  Furnaces  for Copper "and  Lead  Slag Cars and Pots.    Bullion Cars and Pots.  Lead .Moulds and Ladles.   Crucible Tongs.  Blast Pipes and Water Tuyeres.  Patterns for all kinds of Meverberatory and Matte  Furnaces. Machinery for the Systematic Treatment of Oie  iW'V.  Ife. -.wAV-iTOjW  ������*-��|  I      *  TIiriw��J,i,Al��w  TJI-TSfTRTff-^?  |l  ISFPFSi^  ���  ���V"     -1 *  "TlfPlW  ��� I.      . H. qi ������      ii,      ��� ���       |       , v������


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