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Presents an Unequalled Field for trifc-'-fl^        r
of  Mineral   Claims   showing   Gold,   Silver,"
Copper, Lead, and Zinc,'as. Well as for
the Investor in Producing Mines.
Already Completed or Under Construction and
Steamboat   Lines   in   Operation   Make   the
Mining   Camps  and  Towns   in   Kootenay   Accessible   the  Year   Round.
Unable to Get a British Subject to Preside at
His 'Meeting-, He S'ails Back on an American
Citizen, Who Imagines That, Like Rip Van
Winkle, He Has Been Asleep for Twenty-
Years. «
. G. .0. Buchanan and John Grant have
been and are making a canvass through
the Slocan country.   They held a meeting
ab Three Forks on Saturday night which
could   hardly  be  called a success.   The
prominent   government   supporters    oi'
Three Forks did not appear ou deck aud
tlie   boys elected  "Curly"  Robinson to
take the chair.   "Curly," who is an American.citizen, introduced Mr. Buchanan
as a "delegate to congress "and proceeded
to give  highly  seasoned  and  romantic
*"reminiscences of  life in the Black Hills
'and Montana.   How the flood of his eloquence was ever stopped is not known,
but by some means G. 0. Buchanan got
the floor and delivered one of his set orations.   It was a moving spectacle, G. O.
Buchanan   orating under the chairmanship of "Curly" Robinson and supported
by John Grant  of Victoria.   iVlr. Grant
then   made a speech himself, and at all
events he kept his audience amused.   In
fact he had to remind  them that he was
not poking fun at the candidate.   After
tiie speeches both Mr. Buchanan and Mr.
Grant were subjected to a good dose of
the process which the Scotch call "heckling."     The   opposition   gained  ground
from   the  meeting.     Any  one who imagines Three Forks to be a 'government
hot-bed is away off.   In fact the effect of
G. 0. Buchanan's visit to the Slocan .appears all over to have been to rouse the
forces of the opposition to activity.
On Sunday the government party
visited the Slocan Star. On Monday they
came down to Denver in time for the
sports and ball, which John Grant at least
took in with great enthusiasm. Today
they have gone to Silverton and will pay
a visit to the Alpha mine. It is their intention to hold a meeting at New Denver
tomorrow night and that will wind 'up
the program. And high time too. For
it is not to be doubted that if G. 0. Buchanan had to stand in bar rooms many
days longer like a sick mute'at a funeral
while John Grant was ginning up the
boys and chaffing hiiii on .his abstemious
habits it would hurry him into an early
' New Denver News.
Iii New Denver Ave get an occasional
' echo of the contest in the north riding.
W. Hunter was over in Nakusp ou the occasion of the open meeting between J. M.
lvellie and W. Brown. Mr. Brown, he
said, gave Mr. Kellie a pretty rough handling, and our late member lost his temper.
Mr. Brown complained to Mr. Hunter
that it was impossible for him to get an
unbiased report of his meetings published
either in The Ledge or The Mail, and on
that account the light was an uphill one.
But he said he had hopes almost amounting to certainty of victory tit the polls,
New Denver outdid herself on the 2nd
of July. Without premeditation a games
committee was organized and in an hour
or two a very respectable sum of money
■was collected for prizes. All the events
were well contested, particularly the 100-
yard race, one of the best flat races ever
run in West Kootenay. It was won by
lid Shannon, a runner with quite a record
behind him. Jack Aylwin and Duke
Walker were a good second and tjn'rd respectively. New Denver is well fixed in
having a'splendid raeetmck both for foot
and horse races on Slocan avenue. A big
blow-out is being organized for the 1st of
August, or some such date, to celebrate
the arrival of the railway at the head of
Slocan lake. The intention is to have Slocan avenue grubbed and ploughed and
thou there will be no course in West Jyoot-
■euay to equal it. By some lucky chain*)
vmi'e of the fastest cayuse stock iu the
•country happened to be in Now Denver on Monday ami a horse nice was oi>
.ganized, over which there was quite a
Jittie excitement. Iu the evening a grand
ball was given in the Slocan house, Every
one turned out, and there was good dm icing, good music. a,',ul a good supper. The
fun was kept, up till daylight. New Deii-
\er fairly surprised itself,
The new hotel at Silverton is Hearing
The Alpha company is rebuilding its
ore-hoiiHt! at Silverton. Maun Brothers
have already hauled over eighty tons,
which is under cover iu the now house.
Murchison and .McGillivrny have tin.; contract: but Cole Murchison is laid .off. A
scaffolding broke down under his 200-odd
pounds and he fell, spraining his ankle
A very rich strike is reported on the
Jvanhoe, a claim sold last-year by W. K.
Will to the Middaugh syndicate.
Bill Springer is iu charge at the Wonderful, where J. A. Finch has a force at
w ork.
A preemption has been recorded on one
of the forks of Four-mile u short distance
below the Fisher Maiden.
The gold excitement on Cariboo and
Trout creeks is growing. Prospectors
have been pouring into i\ew Denver to
iccord placer claims .and pouring out to
locate them, if reports are true whisky
mills are already jn full blast ,at the scene
of operations. Outsiders may be quite
sure that if there is any good ground
there, which of itself remains to be proven,
jt is all taken up hy now,   TJiey had bet
ter stay away from this rush. There is
no output yet, and no proof that good
ground extends more than a few hundred
feet, and it would be against all antilogy
in West Kootenay if it did.
Kecord business is booming in New Denver. Seventy-five licenses were taken
out iii the week ending June 2S)th, and
transfers and records of assessment show
lots of business also. He is a sure thing
prophet who predicts a big revival in the
C. G. Griffiths of the Freddie Lee and C.
D. Porter were birds of passage through.
New Denver last week. The first named
says the Freddie Lee will start up, but hot
just at once. Both had very pessimistic
accounts of both die silver and industrial
questions across the line.
Claims continue to be recorded in the
granite south of Four-mile and Eight-mile
Tom Mulvey was in town with some
specimens from his discovery on Springer
creek.   His ore looks good.
Jim 'Johnson,has. returned from doing
assessment work on the Midnight, the
hitherto representative claim on Wilson
creek. He says it looks better as they get
down. ■
Tom Trenery returned from the North
Fork with..samples- from a location he
made a week ago. The ore equals any
taken, from the Silver Glance or Miner
Boy. The beauty of it is there is plenty
of it. He had a good strong vein two feet
Still more encouraging reports come
■ down from the Wakefield. The tunnel is
in on the vein 20 feet without having
struck the hanging wall, and it is there
the big body is ou the Reid <fc Robertson
of which the Wakefield has the vein.
They have a nice showing of clean ore,
however, as it is and nearly the whole'2(5
feet is concentrating ore.
A. S. Farwell is surveying the'Alpha
aud adjoining claims.
It is a sad thing to have to record the
death of M rs. Reid at Silverton. It is bu t
a few months since Al Reid brought a
wife from the far East to share his home
in West Kootenay. Mrs. Reid has for a
long time been iu delicate health and succumbed yesterday to low fever coupled
with nervous and heart complaint. Great
sympathy is felt with Mr. Reid and the
bride's sister who accompanied her from
the East.
yesterday morning the men on the Nakusp & Slocan railway struck for $2 a
day find not a yard of track is being laid
or a wheel moving on the road. One dollar and .seventy-live cents a day and a layoff half the time, besides pulling up a
dead horse to pay for the winter's board,
have been too much, for ...the men....and..
they have struck.' Whether they will do
themselves much good is to be doubted,
but they have the sympathy of every
right thinking man; and the government
has earned the unenviable distinction of
being at tlie back of an organization
which, has brought upon West Kootenay
the first serious labor trouble the district
has experienced.
Spokane, July 7th. — [Special]. — The
Northern Pacific train that left Tacoma
on the 3rd got away from Spokane at 4:15
this afternoon. A troop of United States
regulars was aboard as a guard. It is reported here that the United States government has decided to place both the
Northern Pacific and Union Pacific railways under control of the military authorities, as both are at present in the
hands of receivers appointed by United
States courts. The government hu« notified the Southern Pacific that the mails
must be carried on that road at once, and
that the necessary protection will be furnished. The engineers and firemen at the
various points on the Union Pacific have
voted to remain at work. The strike remains unchanged at other points. At
Chicago a company of militia fired, on a
mob, killing and wounding about a dozen
jueu, women, and eljijdren. The strike
has not extended east of 'pjsyel'aud, Ohio.
President Deb.s of tlie American Railway
Union and master workman Sovereign of
the Knights of Labor had a conference in
Chicago this afternoon, ai/d jt is reported
the Knights of Labor west of Chicago
will be called out on .Monday, Trains are
running without interruption .on the
Groat Northern,
Ejection Returns.
Till". Ti'im'X''' was held over a day, in
order to got returns of the election, But,
for some reason, the telegraph operators
at Spokane are so much interested in the
doings of the railway strikers that they
jjre unable to transact business that concerns the people of British Columbia. The
following was the only message that
reached Thk T*'/iu\\'K:
V.\.vcorvt-:i:, July 8th.
Tljtt  opposition   curry   Vimeouy,);',   The  (,'ovrritiiii:i>l,
lusu tlif.'ir .'JuposiU.   N'tAv West.!!.luster itiiii (Jislriut solitl
opposition. ' WILLIAM TK MPLKTON.
A private message fVojj* Theodore Davie
to Frank Fletcher says tho government
has II to the opposition's/." TlfKTmw'Nr'
simply voices tho opinion of all those interested when it says that the telegraph
service at Nelson, when worked iii connection with the Spokane oflice, Is very
"Trtvltors to the pjstrlct."
Gilbert .Malcolm Sproat, who is a stipendiary magistrate and therefore debarred from voting, is reported assaying
that the men who vote against Mr, Buchanan are traitors to the district. Gilbert Malcolm, wo are afraid the traitors
will 1'ny outnumber the patriots on election day,
Ontario   the   Best   Governed   of   any   of the
For the sixth time sir Oliver Mowat has
been returned to power in Ontario.   Sir
Oliver Mowat, though ho did not bear the
knightly title until 181)3, became premier
of Ontario on October 31st, 1872, succeeding the Hou. Edward Blake, who had in
the  preceding  December-   defeated  the
John  Sand field McDonald  government.
Sir Oliver had for some years been on the
bench, but in pre-Confederation days he
had been a prominent Liberal,.'holding:,
portfolios   in    various   administrations,;.
The composition of sir Oliver's first cabinet was as follows:   0. Mowat, premier
and attorney-general; the Hon. T. B. Pardee, provincial secretary; the Hon. Adam;
Crooks, provincial treasurer; the Hon. A.,
MeKellar,   minister  of   agriculture  and
public   works;  the   Hon. ,R.  W.  Scott,
commissioner of crown lands.   Sir Oliver:
is the only one who remains in office; and ■
"apart from him, the Hon. R. W. Scott is ■
the only survivor.   Sir Oliver Mowat, as ;
premier, has passed through six general j
elections.   In 187(5 and in 1870 he had com- i
parativ.ely easy victories, but in 1883 he ■
was hard pushed, having only a majority I
of eight when the house met.. By-elec-;
tions during the following year increased j
this to about twenty.   In December, 188(5,
he was sustained, and came back from the
general elections of June, 1890,-with nearly
twenty-five majority.
Placing West Algoma to the credit of
the government, the standing of the
parties for the Ontario legislature is now:
40 Liberals, 27 Conservatives, 16 Patrons,
1 Independent, and 2 P. P. A's. The returns giveu below are not official:
Algoma, Kast.	
Algoma., West	
Brant, North. —	
Urockvillo .. - ...
Hruce, South.	
Klgin, West	
lOsso.'c, North 	
Essex, South 	
Gray, North	
Hatclimand . .....
Hamilton, Kast	
Hamilton, West	
Huron, East 	
Huron, South	
Kunt, Kast 	
Kent, West	
Lamhton, West.... ....
Middlesex, North.......
Middlesex, West.. .....
Norfolk, North	
Norfolk, South	
Northumberland, West
Ontario, North.	
Ontario, South	
. Oxfovd.-Nortii..-..~.-.-::
Oxford, South	
Peterboro, East. ...
Peterboro, West ...
Renfrew, North	
Renfrew, South. 	
Simcoe Centre	
Victoria. West.-	
Waterloo, North	
Waterloo, South	
Wellington, Kast	
Wellington, South...
Wentworth, North ..
Wentworth, South...
York, North	
York, Kast	
 Krank Halliday
.......0. K. Farwell'
 James Conuiec
..' W. B. Wood
 George A. Dana
 R. E. Truax
...  ...T). McNish.
.......\Y. J. MuKoo
 W. D. Balfour
.'.. lames Olelaml
 Jabob Baxter
 J. T. Middleton
 Hon. J. M. Gibson
 Thomas Gibson
 M. Y. McLean
 -..It. Ferguson
 T. L. I'ardoe
—. .Charles McKcnzie
.......Hon. G. W. Ross
 Hon. It. Hareourt
 K. C. Carpenter
 W. A. Charlton
 CO. Field
 T. W. Chappie
...—Hon. J.Drytton
 Hon. K. II. Bronsou
 George O'Keefe
...... ~HonrO.-M.u\Vat	
 A. McKay
 J. Smith
 T. Blezard
...■ J. Ii. Stratton
 A. Evanturel
 Henry Barr
 It. A. Campbell
 A. liobillard
 R. Paten
 John Mackay
 Alex. Robertson
 J. I). Moore
  .W. M. German .
 John Craig
 John IVIiitrie
 John Fiatt
 Nick Awrey
 K. J. Davis
 John Richardson
Card well 	
Durham,  East..	
Durham, West..;	
Elgin, East	
Grey, Centre...	
Hastings, North	
Lanark, North	
Lanark, South	
Leeds '....'..	
Lennox ............	
Lincoln .................
London '.	
Northumberland, East.
Mas .oka ,..."..'.,'..'..
Parry Sound.'.,.........
Perth, North..,,..,, ,,,
Simcoe, East .,	
Toronto, East	
Toronto, West —
Toronto, North	
Toronto, South	
York, West	
E. A. Little
....J. P. Whitney
....W. A. Fallis
....W. II. Reid
— C. A. Brower
.. .0. Bush
 J. Rorke
— W. Kerns
....A. F. Wood
....Dr. E. II. Smythe
— fi. J. Preston
—A. J. Mathcson
— Walter Beatty
■ ■■AY. W. Meacham
 las. Hiscott'
...:Vy'.Ii.' Meredith
....W. A. Willoughby
.;..G.'E.'Linigford' '
.. . \V. 1{. Beatty
..,.')', MagwoocT
—A. Misuarnpbol]
— I'r. Ryerson
— Thos. Crawford
....(}. F. Mnrtor
.0. A. Howland
 J. W.St. John
Bruce, North ."..D. McNaugliton
Bruce, Centre — McDonald
Ei-on teniu: J. L. Ma ycock
Glengarry D. M. McPearson
Hastings, Kifet Alex, McLaren
Perth, South  John McNeill
Simcoe, West A. Currie
Storniont  John Bennett
Cnrleton  George E. Kidd
Middlesex, Kusl..1  .... . .\\'. Short:	
Prince I'M ward '...'. John'Cavei)
Wellington, West George 'I ucker
IlastingH, West	
 W. II. Uiggar, Lib.
Laiiilitpn, Kiwi;,	
 ,P, D.MacCallum, 1
 W. Dyiios, Pat.
l.OSSKS AND ll.WNtf.
West Wellington
Ottawa (1 seal)
South Perth
Hamilton II sunt)
prince K(|ward
North Ontario
West Durham
Wc.,t Elgin
Parry .Sound
East Algonui
Wesl LiiiiiliLon
Toronto (1 Heal)
North Lanark             '
South Lanark
South Grey
West Bruce
North Onturlo
Wcsl Durham
Dulleriif  ' '
Vmry Sound
Toronto l-seuls)
North Laiiiirk'
East Algonui
West Simcoe
South Lauitrk'
WuhI, b'(!i|t
West Elgin
Algoma^ I''a-I.
Hustings, East
hW Middlesex
CDNSTiTCKSfJiica Ki.Kifn.vii ini(Kim:niii:nth,
P. P, A's,
Prince Edward
Lull Lnmhtiiii
West liiinibtoii
West Sjincofi
\\"t:M. \V«lliliJ{ti)i|
North Hruce
Smith Ore/
Cellini Hruce
East Hastings
South Perth
.P. A,
The Crowd In Attendance Small and ■ Lacking in Spirit.
Dominion Day was celebrated at Nelson
on Monday, but not with -spirit. The
crowd was not more than half that of
1893,-either in number or in ability to put
money'in circulation. Including the visitors from Colville, the outside attendance
did not exceed a hundred.
The sports, commenced at 10:30 with a
50-yard foot race for boys under 15. The
race Avas won-by Charlie Kane of Kaslo,
Ernest Blauchard of Pilot Bay taking
second. The race for boys under 10 was
woii by Harry Strong, Owen Buchanan
.second. Five girls under 15 ran 50 yards.
The race was won by Etta. Muir, who was
handicapped ten feet; Katie Goodwin
came in second. The 100-yards "race' for
all comers had six contestants. John
Campbell of Nelson came iii first and Paul
Atkins of Springdale, Washington, second. Herbert Al clous of Kaslo was left at
the scratch. The Chinese race created
considerable amusement. In running the
contestants -appeared like so inany old-
fashioned Aviud-mills in motion. Mar Sani
and "Whiskers" were the winners.
Four entered for the 440-yards
race. The actual distance ran was 375
yards. A. S. Dingle of Colville won first
money and Charles Merchant of Nelson
second. The obstacle race was won by
John Campbell of Nelson, Paul Atkins of
Springdale, Washington, taking second
place. All the above events were well
contested, and with one exception (the
100-yards race) passed' off without disputation. In the 100-yards race, Alclous and
his friends claimed that all the starters
were on the move before the pistol was
In the afternoon, the first event was the
second, where he caught several of the
Nelsons who were attempting to '"steal
second." Apparently, umpire Jones favored the Colvilles in the fore part of the
game by making all the close base decisions in their favor; but, on the whole, his
umpiring'was impartial. 7
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Andrew B. Hendryx, the Resident Manager,
Expected to Arrive Tonight—The Works
to be in Operation in October.'
The last event was a tug-of-war, which
ended without result, owing to the dark-
.ness. The dance at Fireman's hall was a
success. The music during the day was
not to be sneezed at, but the boys should
have been at the city.'wharf on the arrival
of the steamer Nelson from Kaslo.
quarter-mile horse race. The entries were
••Jim Beattie," "Dutch," "Lemon's  Bay
Billy," and--"Wilson's ?31aek."    In  the
pools. Dutch was the favorite, with Jim
Beattie second choice.     Wilson's  Black-
wintered bu Kettle river and only  arrived hi Nelson on the morning of the
2nd.   He was not in good condition, aud
his old rider, "Mexican Juan," was absent.
- Dutch, better known as the "Kaslo mare,"
had been in training for several weeks,
and   had  for a  mount  E.   C.   Russell.
Lemon's Bay Billy had Ed Brown for a
rider;   Jim Beattie had  M. Mclnnes  of
Calgary,  Alberta;  and Wilson's Black,
"Young Coy" of Kaslo.   In the first heat
they got off  without  difficulty,   Dutch
having  a, trille the best of it.   At the
"bri'dge'she was a'length in the lead; "but
Jim   Beattie overtook her at Josephine
street, and passed under the wire fully
half a length iu the lead.   Lemon's Bay
Billy was two lengths behind Dutch, and
Wilson's Black about the same distance
behind Bay Billy.   Considerable diliicul ty
was had in getting them off for the second
heat.   Jim Beattie, avIio had behaved well
in the first heat, was fractious, so lunch
so that he had to be roped.    When he became tractable, the others became restive.
Finally, it was decided to give them a
standing start.   They were lined up and
the flag dropped.   They all got off except
Lemon's Bay Billy.   Jim Beattie took the
lead within 100 feet of the starting post
and kept it throughout,  passing under
the wire two leughts ahead   of  Dutch.
The fastest horse won, and the men who
backed  him   won   considerable   money.
The pony race had four entries, and was
won   by   Keefer's   "Dexter,"   Neeland's
"Lada-s" taking second place.   John  Elliot, G. A. Bigelow, and G. V. Holt.were
the judges at the wire; G. W. B. Heath-
cote, judge at tlie bridge; and John Houston itiid Archie Fletcher starters.
The eveiit of the day was the game between the Colville aud Nelson base ball
teams for a purse of $200. Game was called
at 4. o'clock by umpire Jones of Kaslo,
with Colville at the bat. Through Wilson
fumbling the ball when Whitmore was
attempting to make third Colville scored
one run in the first inning. Nelson was
retired without a run, two men being left
ou bases. In the second inning Colville
failed to score, as did Nelson; the latter
having three men left on bases. In the
third inning Colville added two runs to
their score. Nelsoii, after making one
run,' again had three men left on bases,
hi t|ie'f'6iirth innjng, aided by tlie Holding
urrofs of Nolson, Colvjllo added two more
runs to their score, In this inning Wilson, the third baseman of the Nelsons, had
a hand so badly injured in stopping a
"hot bull" from Jacobs that ho had to
retire, ('harlio,Merchant beingstilj.stitiitcd.
.Merchant then played second base, Brown
taking third, The play of the inning was
oi teller .Jacob's catch of a low hot liner
from the bat, It came like a shot out of a
gun,and it was putuipially fast to Wilson
at third, in order to make a double play.
The Nelsons wont to bat and had two
men retired before a run wtis made.
Through the loose fielding of the Colvilles three runs were made, and then the
Colvillosgot badly "rattled" and let live
more runs in. In the fifth inning the Colvilles failed to scon;, and by good batting
the Nelsons added seven more \va\h
to {-heir scpr'!, [i| t(|P sixth inning
the Cpfyilliis took a spurt and made
live runs, making two more in the
spventli. The Nelsons were whitewashed
in the sixth and seventh inning'',    In t
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i)!l,'lit|i    the    Colvjlld.'i   were  retired  on
strikes, am
jn tho ninth they got in one
run. In the eighth Ne|son failed Uimunv.
and us Colville failed to tie the score iu
the ninth, ,\olfiDii did not play their half
of that inning. The game was won for
the Nelsons by pitcher Jacobs. Ho got
good support from Stuckey at lirst base
nnd l.lliot at short stop, .Martin nxcdlcd
in buso miming. For the Col villus, catcher
Atkins carried oil' the honors, lie not
only caught well, but he could throw to
A Densely Packed Public Meetins Cheers the
Opposition and Yells Itself Hoarse for Hume.
G. 0. Buchanan held a meeting in New
Denver Wednesday night. ' His posters
were out in the middle of the clay and he
gave it distinctly to be understood that
he wanted the citizens to express their
views. He was not disappointed. Tliey
did, and with a vehemence that must
have left him in little doubt as to his position in the Slocan district.
At about half-past eight Charles Rash-
dall took the chair and G. 0. Buchanan
began his address. The lirst part of it
was a long dissertation on. the constitutional history of British Columbia and
other places, and the second a labored
apology for the government and for his
own position-as a government candidate.
His oration was listened to in deadly
silence broken in one instance only by
a little ..perfunctory applause. lie . sat'
down calling for some one to express his
In response D. B. Bogle took the floor.
He devoted himself to the Nakusp & Slocan railway. His argument was briefly
that.at first the vast discrepancy between
the proposal to guarantee interest on '$25,-'
000 a mile and the bad work and robberlike tactics of the construction company
suggested to the ordinary man a plain inference of corruption; and then after the
original proposition was changed7that
the necessity for a private corporation to
own the road was done away with and
that as the government put up all the
money to build the road the government
should own the road ; and that it was a
breach of faith with the people that they
should allow a syndicate to play "heads
1 win, tails you'lose" with the people's
money, so that if the road paid the construction company would make money,
whereas if it did not pay the government
would lose. He then took up the point of
thegovernuientallowiug the railway company to speculate in land. Every point
lie made was emphasized with cheers
from the whole meeting.
When he sat down there were loud
calls for l.t. B. Kerr. Mr. Kerr got up and
suggested that iMr. Grautshould be heard.
Mr. Grant accordingly got up and brought
the heavy guns of his artillery to bear on
Mr. Bogle. He went through the usual
Da vie-Van Horne-Abbott rigmarole, and
he fastened a good number of accusations
on Mr. Bogle, such as that he was a sectionalism and that he didn't want to see
the province developed, and was disappointed to see a railroad built into Slocan. Bogle got restive under this and
answered up to him. Finally, for a while
the meeting degenerated into a personal
argument between Mr. Grant and Mr.
Bogle, conducted with lots of energy but
perfect good humour on both sides. Mr.
Grant was nailed to the cross about the
land speculation of the company and its
treatment of its working men. Finally
the cross fire ended unci after a few more
remarks Mr. Grant- sat down.
Mr. Kerr was then called on, and he
roused the meeting to the highest pitch
of enthusiasm, as with a few lucid paragraphs he nailed nail after nail iu the government's col'lin. The railway question,
the Redistribution bill, and other [joints
touched ou with the unerring precision of
an expert on facts and statistics. Every
sentence was grouted with uproarious
cheers, and he sat down amid loud and
continued applause,
"Jim" Dclancy (lion made a diversion
by asking a stinging question about the
appointment of outsider.-, to government
oil ices. At lastO. (). liuchanau got. ou his
feet again and the meeting showed what
it thought of him by leaving him to talk-
to empty benches.
When Mr. Kerr was speaking tind the
meeting was cheering, John Grant sat
with his head in his hands. He was realizing (>. O. Buchanan's chances uf election
and what his report at Victoria would
have to be. Mr. Grant has made himself
exceedingly popular wiLh all classes of
|Jio cp.u\miiuity in Slocan; but he can't
convince the electors that he has any use
for G. 0. I'uchaiian, or for the Davit! government for that mailer. The general
verdict is, ''It's too thin, John; it's too
It is a pity (hat time and  space won't
permit of a derailed report of Mr.   Kerr's
speech.   In its way it was a mnMerpicce
jorfeotly delivered.    Nothing but a verbatim report would do it justice.
Net result: Opposition roused lo enthusiasm, strengthened and confirmed
and made mi re of victory.
Through   the  indefatigable  efforts of
Andrew B. Hendryx of ISew Haven, Connecticut, there has been affected a consolidation of all interests of the Kootenay
Mining '■&   Smelting Company  and   the
Kootenay Lake Reduction Company, and
a large sum of money has been raised for
the; completion   and   operation  of  the
smelting   works  at Pilot  Bay  and   for
working  the   Blue Bell   mine  opposite
Ainsworth.   The works are to be operated as a custom smelter, the Blue Bell
mine furnishing fluxing ore as required.
The new company is called "The Kootenay  Mining  &  Smelting  Company,"  is
organized under the laws of New Jersey,
and has a subscribed capital of $2,250,000,
the shareholders being capitalists of New
Haven, Minneapolis, and  Victoria.   The
largest interest in the company is held by
Mr. Hendryx, who will take up his permanent resident o here and assume the duties
of treasurer'and general manager.    E. W.
Herrick of .-Minneapolis is president of the
company and R. 1\ 'Rithet of Victoria is
the .vice-president.
Messrs. Hendryx and Herrick are expected at Nelson tonigh t, but their arrival
may be delayed.by the tie-up of the eastern railways. These gentlemen are
among the first pioneers of the Kootenay
Lake country. JivltSSlchey made the trip
down Kootenay river and across Kootenay lake in.a canoe. The trip resulted in
the purchase of the Blue BeH'mine. After
purchasing the Blue Bell, these gentlemen
and their associates made a wagon road
from Kootenay station to Bonner's Ferry
and built a steamboat, thus giving the
lake country an outlet to the Northern
Pacific. Prospectors followed, capital
was invested, and today the Kootenay
Lake country is one of the most promising
mineral districts in America.
The arrival of Mr. Hendryx will mark
an era in the development of the district.
Pioneers in the purchase and working of
mines, he and his associates will take the
initiative in making it possible for local
mine owners to turn the output of their •
mines into -marketable products. Although Mr. Hendryx has from year to
year ineerased his interests in.the Kootenay Lake country, he has given little of
his time to the management of these interests. Under his immediate supervision
and control, however, there can be no
question that the works at Pilot Bay will
be skillfully handled and mining operations at the Blue Boll carried on intelligently.
The completion of the smelting plant at
Pilot Bay secures-for British Columbia a
most important manufacturing industry,
as it is the 'purpose of the company to
manufacture-white lead, sheet lead, lead
pipe, shot, etc., and to supply Canada and
the Orient, not only with pig lead, but all
its products.
The plant at Pilot Bay was designed
for four stacks, each of 100 tons capacity.
The works will be started up in October
with one 100-ton stack in operation, which
will be designed for tlie treatment of lead-
silver ore. The other stacks will be added
as fast as the district deveiopes, and the
treatment of copper ore will receive the
same attention as lead ore. It is the intention of the management to keep fully
up with the growth of the district and to
purchase and treat any and all ores offered
which can be handled at a profit, in addition to the smelter .proper, the works
will consist of a #JO-ton sampling plant,
a 200-ton concentrator, the finest laboratory aud assay oflice in the west, aud a
relinery capable of treating all the bullion
produced. Several large buildings tire
already nearly completed anil three others
are under way. Over 200 tons of machinery have been received and several carloads arc on Ihe way. The plant will be
the most complete and modern that money
can purchase.
The company owns the Blue Bell mine
opposite Ainsworth and eight miles up
tlie lake from Pilot May. The mine has
been gradually developed during the last,
ten years, and is known to contain the
largest deposit, of lluxing ore in America.
The company has also iron and lime deposits.
The Kootonay Mining A: Smelting Company will be a most important factor m
the development of Kootenay district.
Cp to this time only high-grade ore could
lie markett.'tl. but the operation of smelting works tit Pilot- May will created demand for medium-grade and dry ores,
thus vastly increasing tho extent and
prolit of mining operations in every camp
in the district.
A C. P. R. Conductor KlUad.
In an accident three mile-, cast of
croft, on the Canadian Pacific, cond
A. Klliott was instantly killed and
men were injured, some badly.    All
Kniiiloops  hospital".
Motnl Market,
VoitK. July 7th.   [Special.|   Mar
oscd at 02). cents an imiiceund lead,
hi I vert
al !*''■. 10 a huiidret
taken   to  nnunoops  iiospuai.    Tin
were on a work train, and while  bai
out of the  way of a  freight,  ran  into a
slid,',, caused by an  cloudburst.   The caboose aud several Hals wore piled up.
In Over Threw Hundrttd Feet.
Tin; joint, tunnel on the Little Phil and
Mlack I'iamoud claims, in Ainsworth district, is  iu  over -'lOO feel, and the vein is
tot limited to be distant about .''*> feet,
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For Member of the Legislative Assembly for the South
Riding of West Kootenay District,
OK 'Al'lttJ.,  lS'JI.
Whereas, thetnen that tt|ibuilttlie Doininion of Canada
were not of one nativity, and if tt healthy patriotic
sentiment is to prevail, mid only by tho growth^ of
such a sentiment can Canada take it place among English-speaking nutions, tho responsibilities of government
must be entrusted to men of known capacity, and not to
men who by accident of birth imagine themselves rulers
by Divine right.   Therefore, be it resolved—
First. That we hold as reprehensible the practice of
appointing non-residents to ollicial positions in interior
districts, and we maintain that all olliccs, where practicable, should be tilled by residents of the district wherein
the ollicial performs duty.
Second. Special and private legislation not only, consumes too great a part of the time iliutshould be devoted
to tho consideration of public measures, but it leads to
practices that tend to lessen confidence in the integrity
of the legislative assembly, and through it an insidious
poison is disseminated that iu time will find its way
throughout the whole .organism of the body politic;
therefore, we favor the enactment of general laws that
■-will reduce to a minimum.'special legislation and do
away with private legislation altogether.
Third. The interests of the■■ province were not
safe-guarded in the agreement between the government
and the Nakusp & Slocan Railway Company, and the
policy of the 'government in pledging the credit of the
province, in'order that speculative companies jnay profit
thereby, is to bo condemned.
Fourth. After 'making provision for the payment of
the running expenses of the government, expenditures
should be confined solely to the building and betterment
of wagon roads and other works that are for the free use
and benefit of the piiblic-af-large, leaving to private enterprise tlie construction and operation of railways, and
all other 'undertakings for the use of which the. public
are required to pay,
Fifth. Tlie speedy adjustment of the differences between the province and the Dominion, to the end that,
the land within tlie railway belt along-the Canadian
Pacific railway be thrown open to settlement under the
land laws of the province; the amendment of the Land
Act so that, it will be an equitable contract between
- the province and the settler, eliminating all discretionary
powers of the chief commissioner of lands and works;
also amending-it so as to permit the outright purchase of
small tracts in all unsurveyed mountainous districts.
Sixth. The timber lands of the province should be
held in trust for tho future needs of its people, and not
handed over, under long leases,'to speculative mill owners ns a saleable asset.
Seventh. Tho development of the. mining industry
should not be hampered by legislation that makes the
procurement of title to surface rights impossible; that
levies.-unequal taxation on working miners; and that
makes it difficult to compel delinquent co-owners to pay
their share of. assessment work; therefore, we favor the
repeal of sections 8 and -15a of the Mineral Act and a
revision of the sections relating to mining partnerships.
Eighth. The passage of air act whereby wafer rights
/or any specific purpose may be obtained as readily its
such rights are now obtained for mining purposes under
the provisions of the Mineral Act. ,
Ninth. The establishment of aland registry for Kootenay district.
Tenth. The holding in Ivootenay district of terms of
the county court at short intervals; extending the
power to issue capias to registrars of county courts iu
districts in which there are no resident judges; and the
passage of an act tliat will allow the collection of .small
debts in courts composed of justices of the peace.
Eleventh. The extortions to which laborers on railway
construction rJad other works are compelled to submit,
through the issuance of time-checks, is alike discreditable to the men who profit by such practices and to the
government that makes no elibrt to rentier sueh practices
impossible. The issuance of non-negotiable time-checks
should be made a punishable offence, and the issuance of
negotiable time-checks should only be allowable under a
law that would safeguard the rights of the party to whom
they arc issued.
Twelfth. Contractors and sub-contractors on railways
should have a means of getting speedy redress from unjust classification and. unfair measurement of work by
the appointment of an ollicial arbitrator who shall be
a practical engineer.
Thirteenth. Tho government is to be condemned for
the passage of a redistribution act that is not uniform in
its provisions, and by which representation is neither
based on population, voting strength, nor contributed
Resolved, that the attention of the government is
called to the necessity of having paid constables stationed
at points on the International boundary line like Ry-
kert's and Waneta.
Resolved, that it is of the utmost importance that trails
and wagon roads be built to connect all mining camps in
West Kootenay with transportation routes that are open
the year round.
Resolved, that the nominee of this convention be required to pledge himself to do his utmost to carry out the
views expressed in the resolutions adopted by thisconven-
tion, and that each delegate to this convention make
every effort to secure the election of the nominee of the
Resolved, that the lands embraced within railway
grants should be immediately surveyed, in order that
they be open to settlement.
Resolved, that the people living in the valley of Kootenay river between the lake and the I iiternational bouud-
dary line and those living in Fire Valley on the west side
of Lower Arrow lake arc justly entitled to mail facilities,
and that we deem it a duty to urge that postofliccs be
established at Rykert's custom-house and at a central
point in Fire Valley.    	
Ni:i.son, April 17th, 1801.
Kootk.vay Convkxtion—Gentlemen: I herewith accept the nomination for member of the legislative a.->-
; Humbly tendered me by the delegates assembled iu convention at Nel-on on the llth instant; and if elected 1
•will use my best endeavors to carry out the principles of
tlie platform adopted by the convention, believing them
to be in the interest of nil I hose who favor good government. Thanking you and the delegates for the honor
conferred, I am respectfully yours,
li. F. Gkkk.X. Esq., chairman.
J. A. TuitXKK, secretary.
The statement llittl d'eor^e Owen Buchanan, the candidate of the governineiit
party iu the south riding, is " cheap-labor
uian cannot he refuted. And the party
in whose interest he is making the race is
of the same stripe. It is well known that
one of tlie schemes that will be carried
out if Mr. JJavie is returned to power is
the Canadian Western railway. The
Canadian Western is a. project in which
R. P. Hithet is interested, and Mr. Hithet
is one of the government party candidates iu Victoria. Mr. Hithet is a strong
jnan, a man that will not follow Mr.
.Davie's leadership unless Mr. Davie carries
out his wishes. Mr. Hithet wants to build
the Canadian Western railway, and he
wants to build it with cheap labor, as the
following letter goes to show :
Vli.TfifclA, H.C'.. IIMli August, ln!l-_',
To the Hon, Atloriiey-Gt.nerul, James Buy. City:
lie Canadian Wc-Iitm (Vniml I'nil way Company
Sir-  Wo have llie honor I o draw your al lent Ion in two
mailers whi'-h an; of I'nii.-idci'iible itiim-.-l- lo Us In view
of our present negotiation*.
• II Is. in- yon arc pel-Imp- aware, our liifcnlion fo build
the jVlanil* portion of I In: fond i:\rlu-jvHy hy means of
while labor; bill, upon tin- Mainland, iu view nf lliu
llniiiicinl aid which is being given Ihe rouil, we /ear its
construction cannot be surccs.-fiilly undertaken except
upon condition of performing Mir work ton large extent
with Chinese labor. •
Under the present Dominion regulations upon the subject, the number of Chinese-that can be imported into the
country is limited. It is our intention, as soon as our ar-
raugcincnts'arc completed, to begin the work and push it
through with all possible speed ; and in that, connection
wo should, if Chinese labor is employed, place upon the
ground as rapidly as possible a large force of workmen.
Under the. present system, it .would be impossible for us
to import them in sufficient numbers within the time
which will accord with our other plans.
It appears to us that an arrangement might be affected
by the Dominion government by means of which the embargo may bo raised for a limited time. This would enable us to bring upon the spot within a short time all the
Chinamen which we wish to employ, and then the now
existing stage of tho law, if thought advisable, could be
reverted to.
We are willing, in that event, to enter into a contract
with the government to keep all these workmen undor
our own control duriiigl.be whole period of tho construction of the road, and afterwards to arrange for their return to their native land. We apprehend there will bo
no diilieulty on our part in carrying out such an arrangement. These men will be employed upon the Mainland
section only, and from the character of the country there
is little prospect that any number of them will succeed in
evading tlie regulations which we will make for keeping
them in hand.   We have, etc.,
(Signed)      HODWIOU,  &  IRVING,
Solicitors for the Canadian Western Central Railway Co.
In the south riding of West Kootenay
the opposition.party lias made a fight ou
well-defined, principles. It has not sought
to gain votes by making vague promises.
Its candidate is pledged to use his best
endeavors to carry out the principles of
the party, that nominated him. The government party litis made its fight on spoils,
that is, il: returned to power, the districts
or ridings that voted opposition'would be
left in the cold—would not get the appropriations to which they are entitled. The
candidate of the government party is
pledged to help carry out the will of his
party leaders, and as he is a chronic office-
seeker he will do as he is ordered. John
Fred Hume, if elected, will work for the
best interests of the district, for he is entirely independent of selfish politicians.
If elected, George Owen Buchanan will
simply take Avhat is given him by
Theodore Dav'c.-for was his nomination
not the result, of a deal made at Victoria
by Mr. Davie?
It was announced by his adherents that
George Owen Buchanan would, at any
time, give his views on the liquor question—the one question "that he had pronounced views on. The appropriate time
will be Avhen he returns from his stumping trip to the Slocan country. His.
week's sojurn there with John Grant will
have enlightened him on the question.
One of the arguments used for the return to power of the government is that
it is a progressive government; Yes; but
its progressiveness is all in the interest of
the few as against the many. In 1890, it
did its level best to compel mine owners
to pay a royalty from the output of their
mines to a few favored rail way companies.
In 189-1, it mortgaged the revenues of the
province in order that a favored few could
be in a position to clean-up a quarter of a
million dollars in building a few miles of
railway that destroyed the vested rights
of over a thousand residents of southern
Kootenay. Mr. Davie and his government
are progressive; but, somehow, the people
who profit by their progressiveness can
be counted on one's fingers.
If George Owen Buchanan is elected,
Theodore Davie will see to it that his particular friend, captain Napoleon Fitzstubbs, is once more installed in oflice in
West Kootenay, for it will be taken for
granted that the people of the district,
by their votes, sustain all the official acts
of the government, and one of its official
acts was the appointment to oflice of captain Fitzstubbs.
Every dollar that has been expended
by the government on Avagon roads and
trails in West Kootenay was contributed
by the property owners and residents of
the district. Notwithstanding this the
government party likens the district to a
poor relation, dependent on the bounty of
the government.
Gi-'orgk Ow'kn Buchanan was "agin'
the government" up to the time that he
felt certain that he could not secure a
nomination from the opposition party.
His warmest supporters are disgruntled
oppositionists. Turncoats have never yet
had influence in legislative bodies, for
they are distrusted. Then, what influence
would Mr. Buchanan have in the government parly if that party should be successful at the polls?   None whatever!
As iti'VisKD, the voters' list of the south
riding of West Kootenay contains 1)2">
names. Of the number, probably 100 are
not now resident in the riding. Of the
remainder, not to exceed <S."K) will vote.
Of those that will vote a small percentage
will vote illegally, for under the law they
cannot be prevented. The Davie govern-
in cut has ii faculty of passing laws so
ambiguously worded that they may be
construed one way today and another
way tomorrow, and the election law
passed at the last session of the legislative assembly is so worded that an illegal
vote counts for just as much as a legal
Foil every dollar that the government
has expended on wagon roads and trails
iu southern Ivootenay, another dollar has
been expended for like work by the
people. Vet the supporters of George
Owen Buchanan make a "poor mouth"
and say that no roads and trails will be
built hereafter by the government if it is
not susliiiiicd at tlii! polls. In thissecldou
of the province the majority of the people
are self-reliant and will not be depend-
itiits on any .government.   They know
what they want and have the manliness
to obtain it by their own; exertions. The
people who are continually asking the
government for "pap" are not of the-kind:
that develop the resources of a new country like Kootenay, and it would be unwise to elect their choice to represent the
district in the legislative assembly. The
'people, of. Ivootenay-are-not beggars, and
they do not want to be represented in the
legislature by one of that class.
Till"! province of British Columbia is
largely in debt and has nothing to show
for it but a few acres of land in Victoria
and the foundation walls of a parliament
building. The province of Ontario is out
of debt and has money in its treasury.
The premier of Ontario is a man of scrupulous honesty. Can as -much be said of
the premier of British Columbia?
How  the  Cabinet Makers of Italy Abolished
Sweating in Their Trade.
II. W. Wolff, in the Economic Review
for April, lias a very valuable and suggestive article entitled "A Defense
Against Sweating." Mr. Wolff is the
author of a handbook on "Popular
Banks," and he begins his- article by
pointing out that by establishing cooperative banks workingmen's associations could be financed so as to enable
them to enter the field of productive
labor on their own accouut. He says this
has been done iii Italy, and he gives
a very interesting instance in support of
his assertion.
He says: "Money, however, is, after
all, to be had for co-operative production,
free from any taint of demoralizing gift
or profit seeking loan, if you will but go
the right way to secure it. Signor Luz-
zatti's .'Ba.nche Popolari' have, indeed,
quite conclusively solved the problem.
They have even taught private capital,
once the safety of the process was made
clear, to render the same service—willingly, readily, fearlessly.
"Something like three years ago a number of joiners and cabinet hands resolved
not to stand such treatment any longer.
Co-operation was spreading in Italy, and.
for the first time becoming really known
to artisans. The- Milan cabiuet-makers
refused to associate themselves with the
fighting trades unions. They thought it
a pity to waste valuable time over unprofitable fighting, when there..was so
much better work to be done! They decided simply to leave the 'sweaters' aloue
and set up shop for themselves. Shares
taken up by tlie 400 or so members, scattered over twenty-six villages, at .$10,
apiece, would provide a small fund for
starting; business would add' to that.
And meanwhile the Co-Operative Bank
made them advances.
"They set'promptly about their work,
and the beginning of May, JS91, saw I he in
installed in their own warehouse. Things
were from the outset put upon a thorough
business footing. Good work was insisted
upon, and promptly paid for in cash.
Every piece of goods entering the warehouse—most of it is done to order—is at
once valued by experts. Of the value so
ascertained tlie worker receives one-half
down dn the spot. The balance is paid
not later than three months after sale.
There is no 'truck;' there are no deductions. The result was they made more
than 50 per cent profit on the shares.
"With good will and capable management the Magazzini Generali del Mobilio
soon succeeded in securing for themselves
a good position ,jn the market. Their
goods, it was found, could be depended
upon; and, notwithstanding the high
profit earned for their members, they
could manage to sell at moderate prices.
In addition, they offered private customers a share of their gains—20 per cent
of the, net profits made. Dealers, of
course, receive the usual discount.
Lived a Double Life.
The death of a patient at the Presbyterian hospital, in New York city, on February 18th last, develops a state of affairs
which affects one hundred Kansas City
property claims, involving $750,000.   Outside of this practical view it affords an
interesting story of a man pursuing a successful business life under two identities.
The facts were not known until a sister of
the dead man and his former Kansas City
business partner met over his bier.   From
the information exchanged, it transpired
that the deceased had left two wives, and
had in life borne two names.   The sister
declared that the dead man was captain
Thomas Ballantine, of Londonderry. Ireland, husband of her .schoolmate, nee Miss
Martha McCrea of Lisdiven, in the north
of  Ireland.   The   partner, on the other
hand, said that he was captain Thomas H.
Harris, a land speculator with him during
the Kansas City boom of I NHS, and husband of Mrs. Lizzie C. Harris, nee Corliss
of Detroit, who now lives tit  Blenheim,
Ontario.    Under these extraordinary circumstances,  it was determined  to keep
the body  unburied  for ten day, and to
cable to* Mrs. captain Ballantine, in Ireland, and  to Mrs.   captain  Harris, then
on a visit to some friends in  England.
Mrs. Harris returned by the next steamer,
claimed the body and*had it interred in
Detroit.    For some strange reason Ballantine was buried under his alias of Harris,
and "Harris" was accordingly inscribed
on the coffin plate.   Mrs.  Ballantine,  the
first wife, through her Londonderry solicitor, instructed the law linn of Beardsley
As Gregory of Kansas City to look up her
interests   in  the estate, and  they   have
commenced suits against the one hundred
odd property holders in Kansas City who
purchased  property of Ballantine, alias
Harris.   The real widow claims her dower
rights iu the transactions, which amount
to over $750,000.    When  IS years of age,
Thomas Ballantine became involved in a
scandal at home and lied to this country.
Be joined the Confederate army a year
after and was made a captain.   He returned to England and married Martha
McCrea, by whom he had three children,
two of whom are still living. In 1880 captain Ballantine again sailed for Amei'ica,
leaving his wife and, children, with the
understanding that they were to join him
in six months. Up to within a few' weeks
of his death, and they had no idea of his
second marriage.
An Ex-Constable of Donald Found Guilty of
Wounding a Lumberman.
At the Victoria assizes Harold Bed grave
was found guilty of wounding John Barr
at Donald on the 23rd of December last.
There were three counts to the indictment—shooting with intent to'.murder,
w'ifch intent to do grovious bodily harm,
and with wounding—prisoner being found
guilty on the last count.
John Burr's deposition set forth that
being  with the  accused in the Forrest
house, Donald, the evening in question, a
dispute arose between them as to the relative merits of various nationalities and
finallyBedgrave asked him logo down to
the tank and settle it.    Barr went out
with him, and when'they.got some 200
yards  down   the track,   Iledgrave said,
"I think I made a mistake; you are a
bigger man than rue, and I don't know-,
that I can light you."   Barr said in reply,
"I don't think you can," and told accused
either to "come on and fight,  or come
back foment the crowd and say you are
afraid to fight me."   Redgrave answered,
"All  right,   we   will  go   back."    They
turned   back.     On  the  Avay   Redgrave
asked,   "You'r  not taking   me back to
make a fool of me?"   Barr replied, "No,
iledgrave, I think   you   are   making a
damned fool of yourself."   Redgrave was
walking behind at the time and as Ban-
looked behind he received the shot in his
face.   He saw the "gun" (a pistol) after
the shot.    Deponent then walked  back
towards the house.    He saw, after the
shot, prisoner' holding the gun right on
him.     Deponent  knew  that  Redgrave,
being a police officer, had no business to
fight, but deponent would not have gone
out unless he intended tp fight.   Didnot
touch Redgrave.
Arthur Edge's deposition stated that he
had met the men on the track and beard
Barr say, "You come back up town and
set them up, aud it will be all right," and
Redgrave liad agreed to this. Then he
heard the explosion and saw Barr stagger.
W. J. Baffin had heard the nien talking
in the Forrest house and saw the men go
out. Redgrave had said it was not right
for him to light in his position.
The deposition of Harold Iledgrave, the
prisoner, stated that the dispute in the
house he considered all joking. When
Ban: said he would fight, Redgrave had
said there was too big a crowd, and "we
would go down to the tank and have it
out." When outside Redgrave asked
Barr if he was going to camp, and said
that he (Redgrave) was going to dinner.
Ban- answered he wns going down to fight
at the tank. Redgrave then stopped and
remarked that he was only joking, as he
would not fight in his position, which he
•would not risk. Then lie offered to treat
if Barr went back Avith him to the hotel.
Barr agreed. Walking back deponent had
his hands in his pockets. Barr struck
him on the chest, making deponent stagger up against the snow and broke his
hands out of his pockets, with the result
that a small pistol iu one of his hands
went off. He did not think then .Barr
was hurt and did not know till afterwards.
The trousers worn by Redgrave on the
night in question were put in evidence,
the seam being ripped below the right
hand pocket.
Mr. justice Crease, in addressing Redgrave, remarked that the court could not
be unmindful that he was from his position as constable tinned for the protection of the public and the prevention of
disorder, and should have learned to put
a proper restraint upon himself. That
Redgrave had no intention of killing the
man the court could very well believe and
did believe, and he was quite sure that
the jury had the same view in their minds.
But Redgrave mustremember that it was
only by the mercy of Almighty God that
he did not stand there guilty of murder.
When a. man shoots carelessly and recklessly a pistol with illegal intent right into a man's face it must be intended to kill
that num. The court, however, did acquit
him of the intent, and its sentence was
imprisonment for six months, to date
from the beginning of the assize.    .
An Object Lesson.
, During the year 1892 the people of the
civilized world sent 7,500,000,000 letters;
1,500,000,000 postol cards, and about 5,000,-
000,000 newspapers and packages. There
are scattered over the globe in full operation no less than 1.S0.50I postoffices; one-
third of this number, or 0<S,*|0."i offices, a-re
iu the United States; Germany has 10,107;
Grout Britain, 20,101; British India
almost 10,000; I'Yance, 7,505, Canada,
«S237; the Congo region, with a population
of ■10,000,000, has but few postofliccs; there
are employed iu the Avorld's postal service 70S,.S(iS people, of which number the
United States employs 171,070; Germany,
118,501; Great Britain, 125,702; the United
States heads the list in volume of business, having handled in one year '1,731,-
200,001 pieces of domestic mail matter,
against 2,057,200,000 pieces handled in
Great Britain; 107,112,030 in Germany;
1.032,-101,020 in Franco; Germany stands
first with foreign mails, the record being
100,100,170 pieces received and 114,021,230
pieces sent; the United States comes next
with 8-1,80-1J50 pieces received and 80,841,-
000 pieces sent; France, 00,021,031 received
and 08,554,101 sent.
Stago Robbed in Cariboo.
Vancouver World, 20th: Mr. Phelps,
who is now in Victoria, was a- passenger
from the 150-iMile house on Monday, whon
the stage was held up, .sharing tin-driver's
.seat, there being also another passenger,
Dan McGillivrny, of this city, inside.
Half an hour after the stage left 150-Mile
house at daybreak, about 3 o'clock, he
says, the highwayman stepped from the
brush into the middle of the road, aud
pointing a rifle at the driver, commanded
him to hold up. The driver, did so, and
he and Mr. Phelps had plenty of opportunity to observe the robber. He was a
tall man,'five feet nine or ten inches, very
quick and agile. His gray eyes were sharp
and keen, seen through two holes in a
hastily constructed mask made from a
piece of gunny-sack, which completely
covered his face and hair. 'The hands
which held the rifle quivered as though
the highwayman was nervous, though his
voice was calm. As soon as the stage had
been brought to a standstill he ordered
the driver to throw out the express box.
"I can't clo it," Avas the reply, "it's
tucked away behind. You'd better get it
out yourself."
"Don't got funny now," was the reply,
"throAv out the wuybag then."
The driver informed him that it, too,
was put away behind, and ho was then instructed to hunt it out, .and the express
box too, and be 'more lively about it.
While lifting out the box and bag, the
driver made an ineffectual attempt to get
at his revolver, which was in his hip
pocket, but the robber anticipated the
action and took good care to prevent its
accomplishment. In the meantime the
inside passenger, thinking there was likely
to be some shooting, had started down
the road on a ruii; he was the recipient of
a moment's attention from the highwayman, who, bringing his rifle to bear on
him, soon had him back on tlie stage. As
soou as the express box and mail sack had
been thrown'out the stage was allowed to
proceed. It is Mr. Phelps's belief the robber expected to possess himself of some of
the Horse-Fly gold, which, however, had
not yet commenced to come down. The
highwayman is believed to be the same
who stopped the stage only a short time
ago, Avhen he informed the driver that he
would soon again call on him. The police
have a good clue to the desperado's identity as his gunny-sack mask has been
identified by the settler from■ whose house
the material was taken by a stranger who
passed the night there, and of whom a
close description was obtained.
Competition on Cottons.
According to an article in the Boston
Commercial Bulletin, the cotton cloth industry in the United States is far from
The industry in Europe is particularly
At the international meeting of textile
workers at Roubaix, France, last November, the official reports told a terrible tale of foreign wages in the cotton
industry. The Aveavers of Manchester,
'England, according to this report, earn on
the average $0.03 for a week of 50 hours.
The spinners average $8.53, the girls from
18 to 20 years earning $4.30 to $4.50.
Riecers earn on an average $4.38 a week,
and bobbin boys $1.70 to $1.05.
In France the. daily wage for 14 hours'
work, in Cambresis and the Department
de l'Aisne, is I'S'i cents to l'.li- cents for
The representatives of a large German
factory employing 1500 hands and running 00,000'spindles reported the average
earnings of girls and women at $1.45 for a
week of 00 hours.
The capitalists of 'England conceived
the idea that operatives who required no
clothing worth mentioning, and no food
but oil and rice, could work more cheaply
even than these unhappy toilers. So they
established large factories at Bombay for
the manufacture of the coarser cotton
The experiment was successful, and
Manchester is suffering front the competition- of Bombay, not only in India but
also in China.
More recently Japan has come to the
front, and is taking the China trade
away, not only from Manchester, but
from Bombay. Last year there were
300,000 spindles in operation in Japan, and
by the end of this year 750,000 will be
The factories in Japan are at Osaska.
They have the advantages of cheap coal,
cheap skilled as well as unskilled labor,
and a fixed rate of exchange, both Japan
and India being on a silver basis. The
average wages are 10.2 cents per day for
male operatives aud 8 cents per day for
females. The prices on Japanese cotton
yarns at Shanghai and Hong Kong are
cut sharply below both Manchester and
Bombay rates, but the Mikado's country
is doubling its machinery yearly and
already has nearly as many spindles as
the state of Maine.
LaBAU, M.D.—Physician unit .Surgeon.   Rooms li
and 1 Houston block, Nelson.   Telephone- 12.
LH. HARRISON. 11. A.-Hun-ister at Law, Convey-
• aiicor, Notary Public, Commissioner for Inking; Afil-
davits for use in tlie Courts nf British Columbia, etu.
Olllces— Ward St., between Haker mid Vernon, Nelson.
The undersigned, owners of the
townsite of Four Mile City, now called
Silverton, have made arrangements
for the completion of the survey of
the townsite, in order that a map of
the same can be filed for registration
in the land registry office at Victoria.
As soon as the survey is completed,
deeds will be given to all lot purchasers on their making final payments. J. FRED HUME,
Nelson, B.C., May 3rd, 1894.
Nelson  Livery Stable
Passengers mid baggage  transferred to mid   from thu
runway depot and steamboat landing.   Freight
hauled and Job teaming done.   Stove
wood for sale,
Ci & K. S. N. Co. (Ltd.)
In ofl/oct Tuesday, May 1,1891. ■'.}
Revels'toke -Route—Steamer Columbia.
■Connecting-with the Canadian Pacific Railway (main
line) for all points east and west.
Loaves Rovelstoko on Tuesdays and Fridays at 4 a. m.
Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p. in.
Northport Route—Steamer Columbia.
Connecting at Northport for points north and south on
the Spokane Kails St. Northern Railway.
Leaves Robson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 5 a. m.. •<
Leaves Northport Wednesdays and ■Saturdays at 1 p. m.
Kaslo Route—Steamer, Nelson.
Connecting with Nelson & Fort Shoppard Railway for
for Spokane and all points east iind west.
Loaves Nolson for Kaslo—    Leaves Kaslo for Nels
Tuesdays at t) a, m.
Wednesdays ato:IU p. in.
Saturdays at o:l() p. in.
_    .son—
Sundays atSa, in.
'Wednesday*! at !i:.'l() it. in.
((.-«iiiii»:tliii; with X. * |', H. liiilii)
Thursdays ut 8 a. in.
Saturdays at 2:.'I0 a. m.
|(.-ninii»;liiiK ttltli.W A I. s. train)
Bonner's Ferry Route—-Steamer Spokane.
Connecting with .Great Northern railway for all eastern points, Spokfdio and the Coast.
Leaves ICaslo al,Ha. in. and Nelson at 7:lfl a. m, on Tuesdays and Kridays,
Leaves Ronner's Kerry at '2 a. in. on Wednesdays and
The company reserves tho right to change this schedule
al, any time without notice.
Kor full informutittn, as In tickets, rates, etc., apply at
the company's olllce, Nolson, li. C.
T. ALLAN, Secretary.      J. W. TROUP, Manager.
Spokane Falls & Joiton Railway,
Nelson ■■& Fort Slieppard Railway.
All Rail to Spokane, Washington.
Leave 7 A.M. NELSON" Arrive'5:40 P.M.
Commencing; January 8th, .189-1, on Tuesdays and Fridays trains will run through to Spokane, arriving there
at 5:30 P. M. same day. Returning will leave Spokane
at 7 A.M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at
Nelson at 5:10 P. II., making close connections with
steamer Nelson for all Kootenay lake points.
Electors of the South Riding
Gbntl'kjiknV Having been requested at
a. large, and influential' meeting of the
electors of Nelson, and also by a requisition signed by a large number of the
citizens of Kaslo, to stand as a candidate in the Government interest at
the forthcoming Provincial Election, I
desire to signify my .'acceptance of the
nomination and to thank those who
have proffered me the honor. To them
and to the electors generally I wish to
say that, if elected, -1 will give careful
attoution to all matters coming within
the sphere of legislation and to the best
of ray ability protect and promote the
interests of the district and the province.
I am, gentlemen, very respectfully yours,
Nelson and Kaslo.
Will contract to supply mining conr.innies and steam
boats with fresh meats, find deliver same at any mine
or landing in the Kootenay Lake country.
NELSON Office and Market, 11 East Baker St.
KASLO MARKET, Fourth Street.
(Successors to Riirns, Melnncs & Co.)
"Wholesale and retail dealers in stock and dressed
meats. Are prepared to furnish in any. quant ity
becf, pork, mutton, veal, bacon, and ham, at the
lowest possible prices.
Nelson, Kaslo, and Three Forks
Kootenay Lake Sawmill
Foot of Hendryx Street, Nelson.
A full slock of lumber rough and dressed. Shingles-,
laths, sash, doors, mouldings, etc. Throe carloads dry,
clear fir flooring and ceiling for sale at lowest rates.
G. 0. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.
Estimates Given on Building Supplies.
Orders from tiny town in Ihe Kootenay Lake country
promptly attended to,   General jobbing of all kinds.
John "VI. Kkekku.
Ja.mks W. Skai.k.
Job teaming Mono.   Have several hundred cords of good
wood, which will he sold at reasonable prices.
J, F. Hume  &  Oo.'H,  Vernon   Street,   Nolson,
POU HAI.K OK IjMASIv- (lood hotel, in one of lliu best
parts of Nelson. Size, 1(7 by 7(1 reel: two stories; 21
bed-rooms. Furnished throughout. Keady for Immediate occupation. A llrst-cla.is chance for Ihe right person.
Apply to Duncan McDonald, Kaslo, 11. (!■; or to 0, number, West linker street, Nelson, J I, V.
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New Denver, situated as it is at the mouth of Carpenter Creek, on the east side of Sioean Lake, is within easy reach
of every mine in the great Slocan Mining- Division of West Kootenay District, and, notwithstanding all reports to the
contrary, is the only town so situated. It is one of the few townsites in West Kootenay whose owners can give absolute title to lots. Business men, mining men, miners, and prospectors, desiring either sites for stores, offices, or
residences, will be liberally dealt with.    Prices range from $25  for residence lots to $500 for business  lots.    Apply to
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Buy and sell Sterling -Exchange and Cable Transfers.
available in any part of the world.
RATE OK INTEREST (at present) 3i Per Cent.
Only one Survivor of the Famous Six Hundred
in the United States.
Although there are several survivors of
the famous Six Hundred who rode at Balaklava in ■Canada—one ot' them living
near Nelsou—there is only one in the
United States, captain Thomas Morley of
Washington City. The captain recently
gave his impressions of the charge to a reporter, and the following is what he said :
"As for the charge of the Light Brigade," said captain Morley, "I believe I
remember it more distinctly than I do
some things that happened last week,
though it will  be forty years ago next
"During the morning we had been stationed in the South valley, as it was
called, near the Heavy Brigade. We
were close to them when they had their
engagement with the Russians, but Ave
Ave re not ordered into action. It was a
brilliant affair, but there were not many
lives lost. The Russians attacked them
when they were unprepared, some of them
at breakfast, I think, and some gone to
Avater their horses; anyway, they Avere
all tangled up, but they soon got straightened out aud made a splendid charge,
driving the Russians before them. Of
course they-were all very large men, and
their horses were large. The Russians
had small horses. They Would shrink
and scatter all sorts Avhen the Heavies
charged them.
"After that we maneuvered around a
little, and were finally stationed over in
the North valley, little knowing that the
events of the next hour would make the
spot so famous that histories would contain dozens of maps of it, and every hillock would be a subject of interest. It
Avas a little valley, about live hundred
yards wide, I suppose, at the narrowest
part, and sloping gently down in front of
us for about a mile to a Russian battery,
behind and around which the main'army
lay. There were Russian batteries on the
Causeway Heights, which were at our
right, and among the Fedioukine Heights
at the left.
"I did not see the arrival of the order
for us to move, and of course when we
Avert- were ordered forward I htirdly knew
Avhat we were going to do. I was a noncommissioned officer, and consequently at
the end of the line, right flank of tlie second squadron in the Seventeenth Lancers
(they were known as the 'Death and
(.{lory Lancers'). As we started down the
slope 1 saw the action of captain Nolan
Avhich has been the subject of so much
controversy. lie was the aid-de-cainp
Avho brought the order for ns to move.
After lord'Cardigan aud the Brigade had
struck a trot Nolan saw that the movement was directed straight down the valley, instead of against the batteries at
the right. He shouted and waved his
sword toward the right. My troop leafier,
captain Winter, evidently understood it
for he gave the order: 'Second squadron
threes right,' and we obeyed. This
brought the right troop of the second
squadron in the rear of the left troop of
tlie first squadron. At this moment a
pieceof shell struck Nolan and killed him,
Jfe gtive a most peculiar, unearthly
scream, and his horse galloped back,
tin-owing his lifeless body off, as it turned
and dashed through the intervals between
the lines. J heard corporal Ntinnerley,
still living at Orinskirk, shout; "Threes
left; forward!' and we went left and on
down the valley at great speed. In the
next instant a shell burst right iu our
troop and killed or dismounted a dozen or
so. My horse was knocked down, but not
wounded, and got up without throwing
"All this happened in the first few htui-
tlvod yards.   )iy that time tho uproar of
the cannon aud the smoke and the con
fusion from so many falling in front and
all around us was so great that no one
could tell very clearly what was going
on. Captain Winter, our squadron commander, was killed before he had gone
far. His body was '.never seen. Captain
Webb fell out,mortally wounded. Our
troop was left without leaders, but on Ave
went like mad. The batteries at the right
and left -were bad enough, but they had a
slight '-disadvantage'In having to shoot'
down hill. The guns in front did the
most destruction. They had a fair sweep
and raked us through and through. The
Russians Avere good gunners. The cannon
Avent off in our faces in a terrific volley
just as Ave reached them, and the next
instant we Avere through them, over them,
around them, some way, straggling groups
of us fighting the gunners aud supports.
" Lord!• Cardigan   on   his   white-legged
horse, was one of the first persons I saAv
after we passed the guns, but I was looking for officers of my troop.   The lancers
and the Thirteenth Light Dragoons wore
blue uniforms with white  facings very
similar.   I saw an officer I thought belonged to the Seventeenth and rode up to
him. 7lt  was -lieutenant  Jarvis   of  the
Thirteenth Light Dragoons,  one of the
bravest men and most gallant officers that.
I ever knew.   I said to him, 'There's lord
Cardigan   over  there.'   He. said,  'Never
mind, let's take this gun.'   We rode up to
a cannon the Russians were already moving off.   Jarvis   pulled  out his revolver
and shot one of the horses, while I slashed
away at the gunners with my sword, and
they .'disappeared--and- left up with the
gun.   We aid not get -far with it before
,the Cossacks came after us. They swarmed
around us like bees.   I wanted to get on
the other side of the gun, but if I had
taken time to get to the other side the
Cossacks could have killed me with their
lances.   They'carried lances about twelve
feet long.   So the only thing to do was to
ride at them pell nieli, and I got through
them, but a lot of them chased me into a
body of cavalry and I had to ride through
that.   Then   a  Russian  officer attacked
me. My lance had been shot aAvay coming
down but I was a good swordsman.   He
cut my sword half through and gave me a
blow on-my head that nothing but my
heavy dress cap saved my skull.   I managed to get a blow across his face thai
satisfied him.   All this separated me from
Jarvis, but I saw no other officer so far
down as he, aud his conduct at the gun
and all through should have entitled him
to the Victoria Cross.
"Then we were fighting all tangled up
together. I saw corporal Hall, covered
with blood, his lance trailing. I shouted
to him to throw it away. I wanted to get
it myself, but I had no time. They took
the poor fellow prisoner, and he died
tinder amputation among the Russians.
I saw a body of forty or so of our men
driving a brigade of Russian hussars down
die valley. It was madness, and I rode
down the rear and shouted to them to
turnback. I saw young Clifford of our
troop ride in among them and cut to
pieces, and others. The hussars came to
a halt and came about. We were half a
mile beyond the guns then. I saw a regiment of lancers with flags on their lances
advancing down the valley. I rode toward
them, thinking at first they were French
lancers who had come to reinforce us.
When .1 was within thirty yards they
fired on me, and I saw the long gray coats
of the Jopotkine lancers.
" I rode back a little and shouted to our
men and they rallied around me. The
hussars Avere coming up and these lancers
were in front. Iu two or three minutes
we would all have been prisoners. Lieutenant Wightuian joined me at that moment. By the way, in an article he wrote
for the Nineteenth Century, May, 18i)2, he
describes me as a 'rough Nottingham
man, with my long hair flying and bellowing out Nottingham oath's, as he carried
the squad through the Russian ranks as
if they were tinsel paper.' Some of my
friends took umbrage at this speech, but
it only amused nie, for as the poet says:
Mn peace there is nothing so adorns a
man as gentleness, but when grim-visaged
war [itits on its wrinkled front, they imitate the action of the tiger.' I know
Wightuian and correspond with him. Me
is secretary of our Commemoration Society. He says; 'We fell in with the
handful this man of the hour had gathered around him.' and if he thought I
was rough he certainly did not think
I was forgetful of my com ratios. I
was a young man of twenty-three,
with rather long white hair. My
hat had been knocked off by the Russian
officer in the scrimmage, and I have no
doubt my hair was rumpled. 1 didn't
suppose I used any oaths, but if Wight-
man says he heard niu, I won't contradict
him. One thing I knew, the enemy were
all around and were getting into action.
I shouted to the fellows to fall in, as we
must cut our way out. I put those who
had luuces iu front, and led Ihem. We
closed up and got a good speed on, and as
we came up to them at full gallop we
could see the Russians pulling back on
their horses. I was the first one through
the ranks, but it was not much like paper.
I got a lance cut in my hand, and three
men fell near mo.   As wo went through,
others of our men galloped round the
flanks. Then we had to pass a body of
infantry-and they fired a volley into us.
It was there Wightuian fell. He and
■Marshall were captured, one Avith nine
and the other Avith thirteen wounds, but
both survived. It was still several hundred yards to the guns, Avhich Avere again
manned and in action. We charged
through them and scattered up the valley.
Two or three men kept close to me. We
rode on the slope of the hill, not in the
track Ave had folloAved.going down.
We were the last to get back. The
skeleton lines of the regiments were on
parade, the roll had been called and Cardigan had made his speech before Ave got
there. AVe made forty-five to answer to
the call of our regiment. They, went into
action 145. Of the whole brigade, 670,
there were .195 to answer roll call. All of
them had some bloody mark except lord
Cardigan. His clothes Avere cut, but I
believe he did not have a scratch. My
recollection is that he was the only, one
who went through the engagement without bloodshed. There is quite a scar on
my right hand, but I never thought of
taking the Avound to'a surgeon then.
"People, often seem to think the most
remarkable thing in the whole affair Avas
the amount of lighting that was doue
after Ave got cIoavu to the guns. It seems
incredible that a Avhole army should have
been thrown into confusion and momentarily into retreat by a handful of men
who had been almost cut to pieces. I
have been asked Avhy we thought of such
a thing as capturing the guns, and all
that. I can only say, British soldiers are
not like any others. They are not worth
anything at digging trenches and such
work. I have set a squad of them to dig
a grave and had them all day about it,
but they certainly will fight Avhen their
blood is up, and it is up all the time. The
ride doA\rn the valley Only took about five
minutes. Kinglake says eight, but I
could have run it on foot in five minutes.
I was the champion.run noi-.. of our-regiment and Ave went at a gallop. We Avere
twenty minutes in behind the guns fighting. There Avere a dozen or more charges
at the Russian troops before we started
back. We jumped off our horses to fight
aud capture the cannon 1 spoke of. I
never could see why lord Cardigan said
he could see none of his men and made no
effort to rally them there. I saw him, but
only.at first, as he turned and rode back
"Volumes could have been written
about the mistake. Nolan tried to save
us, but fell death He was "understood by
some as was shown by the 'Threes right'
order of captain Winter, but it was too
late. Captain Winter Avas killed too. It
was easy to lay the blame on Nolan because he was dead.
"That Avhole affair, you Icuoav, was on
an empty stomach. YVe had not eaten
any rations even, though the Russians
said Ave must have been drunk to fight so
like mad. At night we fell back behind
the entrenchments. During the night
some troops of horse broke loose from the
Russians and came galloping upon us. At
first we thought it was an attack, and the
artillery fired on them. We captured the
horses and saddles, about three hundred
of them.
"Balaklava Avas on the 25th of October,
1851. Inkernian was ten days after, it
was during the battle of Inkernian that I
dismounted under fire and brought off
cornet Cleveland, wounded. He is alive
now. 1 have a letter from my commander,
lord Tredegar, speaking of it. After Inkernian there was a big snow storm and
snow lay on the ground all winter. The
Balaklava battle ground was within the
Russian lines. Toward spring the Russia n army fell back. As the snow melted
off I went out very early one morning and
walked over the ground. I saAv an officer's sword, very rusty, from lying out
all winter, and picked it up. I have it
now. The Russians had pretended to
bury the dead, but they only threw dirt
over them, anil the rain had washed out
a good many bodies. 1 saw an officer's
body in the uniform of the hlighth Hussars, aud believe it was lord Fit/gibbons.
I could see the tarnished gold lace on the
uniform. When the field was taken
charge of by the British some of these
uncovered remains were taken up aud
sent home.
"Theannual banquetof the Commemoration Society gets to be a smaller affair
every year.   I always receive an in vita-
Balaklava, and one named Alma Have-
lock. Probably his children will not need
to be reminded by these names of the
stirring events in which their father
played so brave a part.
tion. The others are all in England. The
roll for December, ISWi, shows eighty-
three names, twenty of them of my regiment. This society has no members that
did not ride in the charge of the 000. Of
course, there are lots of men living who
were in the 10,000 general troops engaged
at Balaklava, and the survivors of the
Light Brigade have plenty of volunteers
to swell their ranks, but tlie society keeps
records, and it is very easy to verify or
disprove a man's record in that affair.
What relics I have of the battle I intend
to give to tlte National Museum in Washington at my death. As none of the
others ever fought iu the civil war or became citizens of the Coiled States, I think
they will have a good deal of interest for
people in the future."
Captain   Morley   has  one   boy  named
Fairness and Squareness not Known at the
Famous Resort.
"An Old Gambler"-writes the Pall Mall
Gazette of London: "Another fixed item
on the debit side of the account is the
£30,000 to the subventioned press." Thus
Dalziel's a feAV days ago on the balance-
sheet of Monte Carlo; the phrase, though
laconic, contains world's of suggestions,
and may be 'amplified ad infinitum. To
begin with, "subventioued press" should
read "French press," or, to be more precise,
the Riviera-Marseilles-Bourdeau- Paris
press; there might be a few stray, and all
but worthless, correspondents who are
occasionally "persuaded," but they figure
otherwise iu the Budget, and the bulk of
the £30,000 goes to the French press. The
bargains concluded with newspapers are
various and peculiar: some are paid for
extolling the de'lights of the place—anybody would do that gratis; others get a
subsidy for paragraphing and magnifying
the Avinnings of punters; others yet receive hush money for ignoring fatal accidents; finally, .-.some are paid simply to
hold their peace and never mention Monte
Carlo, either for good or evil.   But there
is one general cue for all "specialists," and
that is to argue how it is preferable to
gamble in such a recognized institution as
the cercle ties etrangers to gambling in
clubs or even among friends.   At Monte
Carlo, at least, you are told, you have to
deal with unadulterated chance, and the
only advantage of the banker lies in his
greater staying power, otherwise in his
inexhaustible  money-bag.   Noav,   everywhere else—ay, even at the cercle—you
meet with customers who are not above
"giving the chance a chance;" you have
to play sur parole, and so often as not
parole is all you win, and so on.   Nothing
of the sort can happen at Monte Carlo,
where you play money against money,
and not des beaux louis contre des prunes;
where you can get even a part of your
losses back—the so-called viatique—in fine,
you are persuaded that everything is fair
and square before the man who wants to
break the bank at Monte Carlo.    Now
this,   with  all   deference    to    Aurelien
Scholl,  is   very  amiable nonsense.   Not
ouly fairness and squareness and Monte
Carlo do not live at the same address,
as   the   French   say,   but   the   fact   is
that nobody is allowed to win seriously,
and that nowhere else are the chances of
the punters reduced to such a minimum.
It is not that cheating—as one imagines it
—is carried on to any extent at the cercle
ties etrangers; it is rather an elaborate
system, aiming at leaving as little as possible to chance pure and simple, and at interfering Avith luck too persistent.   The
details of this system are as curious as
they are little known, and a short expose
may not be without interest to the general public.   The police of the place are so
admirably organized  that  a few   hours
after anybody's arrival the name of the
visitor is already reported to the administration of the cercle, with, of course, the
address and various tletails, such as the
appearance, the price of the room or pension taken, etc.   These details are all important to the inspecteur du viatiquo—a
venerable looking old scoundrel,   whose
duty it is to repatriate broken flown gamblers. Anybody who has lost every penny
he brought with him can, on application,
recover either 10 per cent of his losses, or,
if the sum is small, his railway fare to the
extent of from CI to £0 is paid.   This last
is called viatique, and is given against a
regular I 0 U, which has to be refunded
before   the   recipient   can   be   admitted
again  to the gambling house.    We  may
mention, en  passant,   that no  less than
IM0,(XX) is distributed  in this guise overyear, and  that   no  less   than   1:30.000 is
actually paid back.   The information of
the police in and outside tin- building is so
precise that it is no use anybody pretending to have lost £1000 if he has lost only
L'50; the statement is accepted with great
politeness, only one is asked to walk along
the rooms with an inspector, and then to
wait awhile, lire long tin; inspector will
return to tell you not only how much,
more or less, you have lost, hut ho will
tell you what your game was single or
multiple chances, a "martingale," or at
random; and, if you protest, lie will arid
yet some more in formation, such /is
"You have no luggage; you dine at
cheap places," or "You live; at a cheap
pension," etc. The above only goes fo
prove how carefully everything and
everybody is watched, The waiters, the |
hotel proprietors, the railway officials, j
and tlie croupiers, living at various
boarding-houses nil send in the results of
their observations every day. Now as to
Ihe precautions against obstinate good
luck for punters. The first is in the fact-
thai tht; gambling house is a cercle, a
club, to which admittance is gained on
presenting a card issued by the Adminis
tration for one day only.   This card has
to be personally renewed everyday, and
nothing is easier than to refuse this to a
too   persistent   winner.     No  reason  is
vouchsafed for the refusal, and the staff,
of "chuckers-out" Avithin easy reach looks
too convincing   to attempt intrusion or
arguments.■"' "Should'   the   objectionable
punter be too big a game for such a summary proceeding, there is quite an army
of agents provecateurs both men and women, around each tab le, and they according to instructions'pick-up a quarrel with
the lucky player—generally over a stake—
a row ensues, both parties-are' chucked
"out, and then the inspector explains that
the rule of the cercle is not to admit again
those who ''make, a disturbance and spoil
the partie.   Recriminations  are useless,
and as whatever law or justice there is at
Monte   Carlo  is   in   the  hands  of  the
"Societe des Bains de i\Ier" just as is the
police, there is neither protection nor appeal from the verdict.   It must be, however, explained here that these extreme
measures apply only to successful "mart-
■ingalists"—-system players—or to "lightning" punters—gamblers who come every
day for a few minutes, stake three times
some maximums, Avin by some remarkable
fluke and go away.   These are the most
hated, if only because of the superstition
as. to playing sur la tete du ponte—that
is, following en masse the stakes of a lucky
player.   There have been cases Avhere successive banks have been broken thus.   A
roulette bank starts generally with from
£2000 to £3000, according to season, and
the bank is considered  broken when, this
sum is lost.   Very often when the bank
has been broken  twice in succession the
play is stopped at this particular table,
and the  roulette   taken   away; another
proof/of the precautions referred to, and
as a patent instance that the administration does not believe in the possibility of
pure chance.   It is either the roulette or
the croupier that must be out of gear.
As a  matter  of  fact,   a  croupier  does
get  out  of  gear,   because after  a  certain time, fifteen  to thirty minutes, he
sets the disk moving and the ball rolling
with the swing, so to say, and the result
is that tho balTwill fall time after time into the same section of the disk; the consequences of this phenomenon have been
more than once disastrous  to the bank in
years past, hence croupiers are changed
every half-hour, or thirty coups are made
by   a  fresh hand:  some   800   coups are
played daily at each table.   Asa further
proof that the hand can acquire a. certain
dynamic monotony,  if one may use the
expression, and a'high evenness of impulse, may be cited the fact that at the
croupiers school, at the Contlamine, there
is a. daily practice of •'aiming at zero."   It
is well known that zero  is  the banker's
chance, winning all other stakes, except,
of course, its own, and   the single ones
which are put "en prison," tied over until the next coup;   visor an zero is the
croupiers constant preoccupation, and we
find in this practice another instance of
what was said in the beginning about the
chances  of   the punter.     Rows   happen
mostly in the summer season, when small
players and system-players swarm around
the tables.   This is also the busy time for
those appointed to watch over the various
"martiiigalistes,"     for,     although     the
founder of the house, old  Blanc, used to
say that he would given,  million to anybody who could prove that it is possible
to win five  Cranes at roulette with absolute ^certainty, still the  present administration will not even  leave this loophole
to chance.    Hence a stall' of ruined gamblers, salaried by the Societe to spot successful "martiiigalistes."discover in what
tlie system consists, and get rid  of them
if   too  successful.     The   administration
loves the punter who plays  high, oven il'
he win. provided   he gambles the  whole
day;   they   know  then  that   the  monev
won will come back, and  all the rest will
follow.   Knough has been said, w«« think,
to   prove  the   assertion   with   which   we
started; anybody   anxious  for more details may be referred to any croupier at
Monte Carlo, who will   tell'him   that   he
would   rather   play    baccarat   aver   des
greirques than stake live I'rnurs at roulette.    This is, perhaps, exaggerated; but,
on the whole. I here is little to choose.
many of the purchases, were made in small
blocks, and the business could be more
easily consummated by a private individual than by a  corporation.   About  six
months ago, or close to the date of the
deed, many rumors were afloat concerning Mr. Daly's management of the vast
interests of the Anaconda Mining Company.   The statement that this transfer
had been made Avas freely circulated, but
as nothing Avas placed on record the truth
of the rumors was generally discredited.
A portion of the '■property transferred is
the   famous   Riverside   breeding  farm,
which-  contains   something   over  12.000
acres of land in the best portion of the-
Bitter Root valley.   It is seven miles long
and lies between Gorvallisaixl Grantsdale.
Situate on Vernon
Street, Near Josephine.
The Hotel Overlooks
The Kootenay.
Its Guests can Obtain.
Splendid Views
of Both the
Mountains and River.
Axel Johnson, Proprietor
Special Attention to Miners.
At Corner Baker and Ward Streets,
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.
Special Attention to Miners.
Kxtin-lve iliiprnvt'iimiiN now iom|.leled makes
Ihe iiIhim' hotel mn- nf tin- ft* — I in tin? eity liotli
for truiiMritl utii.'-ls mid day lioarduiv.
I* MarciiH Daly Hard Up?
An itistriuiK.'iit lili!<I last week in tin.'
oflice- ol' tin; county remnlor nl' Mavalli
county. Montana, deeds and transfers in
tlii! Anaconda Miiiinj,' Company all of
Marcus Daly's interest, in the Hitter Hoot
Development Company, his interest in the
townsite of Hamilton, and all of his
ranches and personal property in that
comity. The consideration stated in I Indeed is SUI-J.WU.-i. The date of the instrument is about -ix months old, So information coiirerninK l.he significance or
reason of thin ^i^antie transfer of property could he oiilaiiicd from anyone who
is credited with having close business
connections wilh .Mr. Daly. It has been
intimated, however, that .Mr. Daly has
simply I in r I the property in his name for
1 he Anaconda .Mining Company, and that
flit! objecl is lo pul llie whole of the many
lar^o investments made in llavalli county
by .Mr. Daly into one corjioni.tiun,  that
■JOHN JOHNSON, Proprietor.
he Tremont.
East Baker St., Nelson.
Is inn: nf lli<-tii'-t. hotel* in Towl Mountain di-lrict, and
is tlii) lit:ii(li|U;irli'i> for |iio--|KX't(irs und
working  miner*.
MA LONE   &    TREGILLUS,   Props.
tanley House
CumiT .-'limlry ninl Silii-n -(n-'.-l-', N'i:l-nn. Wr :uv nmv
miiiiin^'llii-Manli'}'lmt|sii liitr, iiml svill In- triad lo liavi;
mil' frii'iiil-, and ai'iiualnlanr.-- L'ivi- u< a rail.
Tlii' ]iaMlir\"dll|i lii'i'i-lofnri- cxi-tini,' lirtwi'i-li W. II.
(Iialiani and .1. ,\, Tiiylur, doin^ Ijii-Iiii'-~ miiiIit Mn- linn
natiiciif lir.iliam ,v Taylor, i- from and afli-r this dans
ill-.nlvcil liy mutual roii-iail. W. II. Ilt'iiliiitn a-siinn.'S
all lialrilitli'-, ami i- nloim authorized lo eollrel iktihiiiU
dim Mm hue linn. W. II. (IKAHA.M.
Wit im~:    W. II. nri>M"M>. .1. A. TAYI.OH.
I Ml ttl at Nul-uii, Uiitl-h Coluiiililu, May 7th, isyi.
im.^>-~"^T^'i^li.~m.1^:-..... .i ■.'■■i.U'.flWT
J' THE TBIBOTE:   im^^ 7, 1894.
"Archie" Martin   was  in  Nelson   this
week making arrangements for the shipment of A. C.
MoLean's grading plant. Mr. McLean has .secured a contract on a road between Fresno and Monterey in California, and expects to put in tlie next two years in that
The British   Columbians interested 'in
the reorganized smelting company arc it. I\ Rithet,
.lo'iliwa IJavie.s/ K. Crow .Maker, \V. H. .Kills, IT. Clinpmn.ii,
James 1-Iutcheson, and W. .1. Macauley, all of Victoria.
An attempt will lie made to make Pilot; Hay "one of the
leading commercial and manufacturing con tors of. British
Dr. Bowers of Spokane will be in Nelson
on Wednesday next on his way to New Denver, where he
intends starting a hospital.    '
({.J. Atkins, who has large mining interests in Slocan district, is building u residence on wjmt
is locallv known as the "Higelow addition to N'ew
Tho tenders for the new mining recorder's olllce at New Denver were: Louis Greenwood,
SliTu; Wallace & .McLean. Sll!l,r>; Neil .Melnnes, SllS.1-;
Jiuvid Mathesou, SU/iO. ■
\V. C. Phillips is back From Silverton,
where he is erecting a restaurant building. lie says, for
its size. Silverlon has more buildings under way than any
other town in Hritish Oolumbia.
H.,I. Scott of Victoria/general agent of
the Hamilton Powder Company, arrived at Nelson on
Wednesday and left for New Denver aud Slocim district
today. He says that business throughout llie province
is fairly good and that bis company lias not lost a dollar
in Kootenay. .     .
Kred  Ritchie, who has been surveying
mineral claims in the Okanogan country and in Trail
Creek district for the last, two months, returned to Nelson on Wednesday. He reports considerable activity in
mining operations in Trail Creek.
The wagon road is now in good condition from Kaslo to Three Forks, and stages are again
running. From Three Forks to New Denver the surveys
are not yet completed. When the surveys are completed,
it is rumored, the road will be built by contract.
George A. Sonnemann, who is connected
with the company that operates the Bunker XIill and
Sullivan mines, near Wardncr, Idaho, is in Nelson. He
says the company has no trouble with the miners; that
the wages paid are S3.50 a day for miners and §.'1 a day for
laborers; and that all the trouble in the Coiiird'Alencs is
in Canyon creek, where the wages arc §;'.50 a day for
both stilled and unskilled labor.
William Baillie, secretary of the Kaslo
& Slocan railway, is back at Kaslo from the coast, where
he lias been for two months.
The Columbia & Ivootenay railway has
been repaired between ilobson and the Kootenay bridge.
It will take three weeks more to make the repairs between tlie bridge and Nelson.     '
AV. S. Drewry, who had charge of the
photographic surveys in this section last year, is at Nelson making preparations to take'up tho work where it
was left oil'last November.
Dawson & Craddoek have obtained a
.''-years lease on the new hotel at Sanderson's hot springs
on Upper Arrow lake, and Hruce Craddoek is in Nelson
purchasing supplies for the opening, which will be on his
return next Thursday or Friday. There arc now about
thirty people at the springs, and once the hotel is opened
it is expected the number will increase. The hotel has
fifteen bedrooms.
The  Bealey  office  building   on  West
Baker street will be completed on Tuesday. Tho two
offices on the first floor will be occupied by John Elliott,
the lawyer, and Kirk & Ritchie, the .surveyors. The
upper floor rooms will be occupied by Mr. Bealey and
Mr. St. Barbe.
The lumber used at Three Forks is from
the mill near Watson. The haul-is all down hill, and the
road in fairly good condition.
John W. Tolson is back from the old
country. He came over on an Allan line boat, and was
eleven days between Liverpool and Montreal. He reports crop prospects good iu England, for the first time
in many years.   General business is fairly good.
Miss Lindgrcn, modiste from ICaslo, late from the
Stcflins establishment, Spokane, will visit Nelson on July
lGth. Ladies wishing a stylish and perfect-fitting dress
should not fail to see her, at the Phair hotel. Satisfaction
guaranteed in every respect. Sole agent for the celebrated "Star" corset.
Strawberries! Strawberries! Leave your orders for
home-grown strawberries, picked fresh every day, at
C. kaulfman's.	
The Champion's Opinion of the Negro and Why
He is Not Anxious to Fig-ht Him.
Corbett\s terse explanation of his sentiments concerning Jackson illustrates the
irritable condition of the champion at
present with regard to the negro pugilist.
There is no doubt that Corbett would
willingly call the light oIf, if he could do
it without placing himself in a false light
before the public. He speaks in an exceedingly guarded way about Jackson
when talking for publicity, but as a matter of fact he has a very thorough contempt for the colored man. Jackson
fought Corbett in his early days in San
Francisco, and made a showing which, according to the rules of the ring, demands
* that Corbett should give him another
trial. The odds will be three or four to
one if the men meet.
Corbett expressed his opinion of Jackson just before he sailed to three men
who had an interest in his stake when he
fought Sullivan, and with whom the
champion is on very confidential^ terms.
His statement, in brief, was that since his
meeting with Jackson the latter had been
growing older and drinking harrier, while
he himself had been growing stronger and
did not drink at all. Jackson is now Hearing his fortieth year, and the years which
have elapsed since he met Corbett are a
decided handicap. The same years, figuring on the Corbett end of it, have increased the stature, breadth, and fighting
ability of the champion, who is still a very
young man. The improvement in Corbett
is beyond question, while till the experts
claim that Jackson has deteriorated.
Sullivan would never meet a colored
man iu the ring, and since Corbett has
been devoting himself seriously to the
stage, he would like to take tlie same position as Sullivan, for his defeat through
a lluke. a foul, or some unexpected accident by a colored man would abruptly
end the career of the champion. The fact
that Corbett has met Jackson once, however, prevents him from refusing to meet
him again on the ground of color. Corbet t'.s assertion that he will light the
colored man before the club which offers
the most money, no matter in what part
of the world the club may be. will always
liolel good. The champion is a thrifty
unci sagacious business man, and he fights
for money, not glory.
Minors' Wages iu Europe.
At the miners' congress, which broke up
iu such disorder in Merlin the other day,
some of the delegates made brief reports,
which arc eloquent of hardship. Ilerr
Sachc, iu behalf of the (Jermans. said that
wages varied from #1-0 to $102 per annum. The heat in the Saxony mines was
appalling. The miners were not only
badly paid, but badly treated, and even
received blows and similar aITrorts. Vet
they could not complain, for if discharged
they lost all claim on the nension fund,
to which the law compelled fhejn Lo subscribe. In the coal mines at Chemnit/.,
Dresden, and Zwickau, the average an
nual wage was $192 for inen,'$71 for boys,
and $95 for women. M. Marcille said that
there were 118,000 inen,: women, and children working in and about the mines of
Belgium, and the average wage was 57
cents,to 01..? cents per day for -men, 17 1-10
cents to 3S,.cents for boys, and 23;? cents to
38 cents for women. The hours worked
varied from eight to thirteen. The legislation for the prevention of the work of
children in mines remained a dead letter,
and there were still 1000 women working
below, the surface. Ilerr Bunte declared
that in Westphalia miners who attempted
to organize could get no employment, and
were subjected to vexatious arrests by
the' police. Ilerr Uoulens said that the
mines in the Saar valley, belonging to the
state, yielded an annual profit of $1,000,-
000, yet the men were so badly paid that
they were forced to strike. The men
were defeated and the government.-dismissed 5000 miners for from six to twelve
mouths, and drove away permanently
1500 miners, all of whom had been compelled to forfeit their right to a pension.
Mark Your Ballots Right,
The campaign in the south riding has
been conducted without abuse on the part
of the opposition. As much cannot be
said on behalf of the adherents of the government party. The opposition have been
characterized by them as men without
character, without brains, without education, without patriotism. According to
the supporters of Mr. Buchanan, the supporters of Mr. Hume are all "hobos;" that
he has no "gentlemen" supporting him. If
the men who support Mr. flume will only
go to the polls on election day and mark
their ballots as the one below is marked,
Mr. Buchanan and his supporters will be
rebuked in a way that will convince them
that the electorate of the riding has as
little use for turncoats as for men who are
unduly conceited.
\ (of Kaslo, Lumberman.)
«#  (of Nelson, Merchant.)
Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie's Will.
The will of the late chief justice of
British Columbia, sir Matthew Baillie
Begbie, is characteristic of the man. He
leaves real estate valued at $133,-130 and
personal property valued at $2000. His
property is all systematically disposed of,
and explicit directions given as to the annuities and the like. His sister Mary, his
deceased sister's children, his brother,
ThomasSterling Begbie, and C. F. Moore of
Victoria are principal legatees. His housekeeper and gardener are remembered.
Rev. A. Beanla nds and archdeacon Scriven
get $100 each and a case of wine. Rev. P.
Jenns gets a case of wine.   His old friend,
B. Evans, gets $100.   His law books go to
C. E. Pooley, and his portfolios of foreign
photographs to Mrs. Edgar Dewdney, Mrs.
P. O'Reilly aud Mrs. P. JE. Irving, to be
divided as they please, or the whole to be
tossed up for. The following clause is
probably the most characteristic in the
whole document: " I desire that no other
monument than a wooden cross be erected
on my grave, and that there be no flowers
and no inscription but my name, dates of
birth and death, and 'Lord be merciful to
me a sinner."' ■
A Ball Game that was not Played.
On Tuesday a purse of $100 was subscribed for a game between the Colville
and Xelson ball teams; but when both
teams were on the ground ready for play,
the captain of the Colville team declared
his team would only play against the
same team as played them the day before.
This was not only impossible, but clearly
at variance with a statement he made to
the parties who subscribed the purse. To
them he said he did not care who played
in the Xelson team as long as the purse
was $100.   Jacobs,  who pitched  for the
Province of Hritish Columbia, Xelson, West ICoolenay,
Hy virtue of a warmnt of execution issued at the suit
of .1. Fred Hume & Go. of N'elson, merchants, aud to me
direi.'ted uKainst the K'oods and chattels of Uorman West
of Hear Luke, holelkeeper, I have scizod and taken execution all Ihe ritflil. title, share, and interest of the said
d'.Tendunl, (Inrmati Wesl, in the mineral claim " Kurcka,"
situaled alxiul one mile northwest of the "Ueid & Itoliin-
►on mine, up Kour-mile creek, as recorded in the mining
rci'iirdiiii; olllce at Xew Hen ver.
All of which I shall expose for sale at the court house,
Xcinon, on the fourleenth day of .Inly, A.I). I.VJI, at Ihe
hour of cloven o'clock in the forenoon.
WILLIAM I'. UOHIXSOX, Oeptily Sherifr,
.Silverton, July L'lid, IMII,
I'rovince of Hritish Columbia, Xelson, West Kootenay,
Hy virtue of a warrant of execution issued at the suit
of UcorKc A. I%clow & Co. of Xelson, merchants, aud to
me directed against the tfoods and chattels of Hoderick
Mi'l.cod of Ainsworth, hotelkeeper, [ have seized and
taken in execution all the right, title, share, and interest
of the said liodcrick .McLeod in the "Twin" mineral
claim, as shown on the hooks of the mining recorder al,
Aiiisworlh, district, of West Kootenay.
All of which I shall expose for sale at the court house,
Xelson, on tin; ninth day of,Inly A, 0. IKII1, at the hour of
eleven o'clock in the forenoon.
WILLIAM 1', UOHIXSOX, Deputy Sherill.
Xelson, .luw.'iUi, IMII.
'rovince of Hritish Columbia, Xelson, West Ivootenay,
lo-wit •-
...   ialnfy said judgment besides hherilf's
cost', and all otlmr legal expciisus.
All of which 1 shall expose'for sale at Ihe court house,
Xelson, on the fourleenth day of July, A.l). ISO', at the
hour of cloven o'clock in the forenoon.
WILLIAM I'. UOHIXSOX. Deputy Hhortff,
Nt'lmni, .1 uly llh, IXSI.
Nelsons, was unable to play, as was Merchant. Their places were taken by Mr'i
Jones of Kaslo and J. F. Gill. The Colvilles were also playing anew man. With
the exception of the captain and one
other player, the Colville boys were Willing to play the game against any team
that could be "rustled'7 up in Nelson.
That evening the Colville team aud^their
friends were given a supper at the Nelson
house. .. '   -      ■ .-■'.'
Polling Places Secured.
W. J. Coepel, who is returning officer
for the south riding of West Kootenay,
returned to Nelson on Friday from a trip
■through the riding, made to select polling
places.   The polling place at Nelson will
(Notary  Public)
Victoria Street, Nelson, B. C.
Mining and Real Estate Broker
Commission and Insurance
The Confederation Life Association.   The Phcenix Fire
Insurance Company.   The Dominion Building & Loan
- Association of Toronto, Ktc.
Several good lots in government townsites of Now Denver and Nelson to be sold cheap.
Stores and offices to rent at Nelson.
Tenant wanted for ranch on Columbia river near Bob-
son, or will sell.   Good opportunity.
to sell on easy terms.
Apply at once, to
W. A. JOWETT, Victoria St., Nelson, B.C.
W. F. TfflT
Cor. Baker and
Nelson, B. C.
A large and complete stock of the leading lines of
Patent Medicines,
Toilet Articles of
Every Description.
Central Office
of tho
Kootenay Lake
A large and complete stock of
Sow is Uid time to order your Spring Suit.
Has just received his stock
of Tweed, Serge, and Worsted
Suitings and Trouserings.
Prices to Suit the Times.
The Hall Mines, Limited.
Tenders in writing will be received at the oflice of the
company, in Nelson, up to (i p. m. on 7lh .Inly, for the
transport of fifty tons or more of machinery and other
freight from Nelson to the Silver King mine, and for the
transport of 400 tons or more of ore in sacks from the
sainc mine to N'elson. The lowest, or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Tenders in.writing will also be received up tolip. in.
on 7th July, at the olllce of the company in N'elson, when;
specifications may be seen, for the erection of two buildings at the .Silver King mine, or for either of them. The
company supplying all materials. The lowest or any
tender not necessarily accepted. For any further information apply to the undersigned.
Commercial manager.
The Cassel Gold Kxll'neling Co., Mil., of fllasgow.
|Tln' Mni-Arthnr-l'iii-iv.! rvunlili1 I'm.-r^.i
Is prepared to iiegof'nle with mine owners and others
for the extraction of the above metals from the most refractory ores, and to treat and report on samples up lo
one Ion in weight sent to lis experimental works, Vancouver.   All communications to lie addressed to
Assay and Mining Olllcos, Vancouver, H.C.
All kinds of assay mining and analytical work undertaken
The partnership heretofore existing between A. Wills
and (i. C. ('. Mayrand is fromand nftcrUiisdnledissolvod
by mutual consent. A. Wills assumes all liabilities, and
will continue the business, and is alone authorized to collect accounts due the late Ilrm.
(I. C. C. MA VRAM).
Hated at Nelson, June L'Ifrd. 1S!U.
In the County Court of Koolenay, holden at Nelson, in
the matter of the estate of William While, deceased.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having any claim
against the estate of William While, late of .Stevens
county, iu the state of Washington, one of the Culled
.States of America, miner, deceased, who died on Ihe '.'Mil
day of November, 18!l.'f, an; required on or before the lirst
day of August, A. I), IS!)I. losund by post, prepaid, to tin.1
undersigned solicitor for Amelia While, the administratrix of the Hiild estate, their christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of their
claims, a statement of their accounts, and the nature of
the securities (If any) held hy them,
After the lirst day of August, l,S!)l, the said administratrix will proceed lo dlstrlliiile the assets of (he said
estate among the parlies entitled (.hereto, having regard
only to the claims of which notice hIihII have then been
Dated this 15th day of June, IMII.
linker street, Nelson,
SMIt-Hoi- for Administratrix,
be "the court-house; .Freclerieton, Morice
house; Waneta, public school house;
Ainsworth, government office; Rykert's,
custom house; Duncan City, Simpson
house; Kaslo, Lakeview house; Sproule,
Sproule's house; Watson, Morissey house;
Three Forks, Freddy Lee buildiiig; New
Denver, Melnnes building on Slocan avenue; Silverton,.Reid's cabin.
A Steamboat Wrecked.
The steamboat William Irving was
wrecked on the Fraser last Saturday.
She broke her shaft on Thursday at Maria
slough and was being towed to New-Westminster   by. the  steamer , Rithet.    The
steamers were lashed together and when
opposite Fa it's bluif the current was so
swift as to make them unmanageable, and
the bow of the Irving crashed against the
rocks of the blulf. She was cut loose from
the Rithet, and then drifted half a. mile to
a sandbar. ; As she touched bottom her
back broke. The Irving was built twelve
years ago at a cost of $70,000.
Will bo Admitted Free.
It is, reported that-captain Moore, who
went to Ottawa for that purpose, has
secm-ed the free admission ot' the machinery for the .concentrator he is erecting
near the Alamo mine, iu Slocan district.
This Space Reserved for
a Political Obituary.
Whose Will it Be?
We are making ready for a dissolution of partnership,; in the early spring,
and from today (Thursday, December 21st) will offer our entire stock of Dry
Goods, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Crockery, and ' Glassware' at cost.
GRAND CLEARANCE SALE:   For the next 80
-....'.'  • ...         ,."...    . ■ ('/:'      ■ '   ■-.- '   -
days we offer our entire stock of Dry Goods,
Clothing, Boots and Shoes Crockery and Glassware, Doors and Windows, at COST for CASH.
Sky Rockets, etc
JUNE. 28
• •
1GS    •     .
Fine Neglige Shirts in Silk, Silk and Wool, Flannel and Cotton.
Summer Underwear in Mosaic and Natural Wool. Hosiery,
Suspenders, Ties, Collars, Cuffs.
Felt  Hats  in  all the Best American and English Makes.   A
full Line of American Revited Overalls.
SEAT OF GOVERNMENT of West Kootenay.
.A-ZP-FL-Y-  FOE   PBIOES,   *M*-A.:FS:,   ETC.,   TO
FRANK FLETCHER, Land Commissioner C. and K. R. and N. Co., Nelson, B. C.
Will purchase a 7-drawer "New Williams" sewing machine
Large stock from which to make selections.
R, Jeweler
Houston  Block, Nelson.
Don't be Alarmed I
if l,li» niilwiiys un: wnslit.'d out. \V'i! have n lurpfu
stock of Hitttut*. Bacon, Canned MiniIs, Hull, Firth,
J'Hurt Krtiit.H. Flour. Uiunx, Luril, Milk, Siikiu'.
Alii, Hour, (JitleiMiim Stunt. Also tho Illicit linimls
of finporti.'d and Native Mi|ii(irs, Winert, (ilgurs,
ToIjiicoo, etc.
Bakor Street, Nelson.
AGKNTS KOIt: .Ion, Sdilltz, Milwaukee. U.S.A.; Fort
Gurry Flour MIIIh, "A'IiiiiInok; Mlniiii W'lilkitr & Hoiih,
Kelson Fancy Store.
All kinds of Fancy Goods,
Notions, Ladies' Underclothing, Children's Clothing, etc.
Hunter &  McKinnon,
New  Denver and   Silverton,
Baker St,, next door Nelson Shoe Store.
Ivocp on hand al, both  jiIuoom iivuryllilux nniulrod hy
I Iui |ii'OH|ii!clor, miner, and imIiio ovviiiir.


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