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Daily Edition No. 577.
Nelson, British Columbia, Sunday, November 19,  1899.
Tenth  Year
The Boer Shells Only Hit One Kaffir and
Some Water.
Reinforcements Rapidly Arriving at Orange River Camp-
Account of How Colonel Keith-Falconer and
Lieutenant Wood Were Killed,
Kinilii rlev, Nov. 11.���Via runner
to Orange River,���The Boers bombarded Kimberley ag.rin at 6 :16 o'olook this
morning, shelling the town briskly until 11 a. in., frou three positions.
Subsequently tbey maintained il desultory fire until 7 .15 o'clock.
Oue shell killed a poor old Kaliir and
another fell off the roof of a bam Six
shells were fired against the water
works, but fell in the reservoir. Several artillery men in the fori there had
close shaves. Our guns replied iu
long range and two shells nt least are
believed to have found their mark as
the lire of the Boers in that direotlon
wns effectually silenced. Several of
the enemy's shells fell in the native
command, nnd the inmates immediately rushed to dig them up. Several
others landed ou the lined floors but
did no damage. The bombardment
freshened from 10 o'clock until noon,
the lire boing directed at Ottos, win.".c i
our'patrol at dawn had fired upon a
Boer detaehment knocking down six
of their horsis. Our casualties were
one policeman uiortiilli wnnn ed, and
a light norsemnan sliuhtlv wounded.
The pntrn] fired coolly und -" dili
until the tiers dispersi i. '- si ond
patrol rn gui    tl o eiii'in . hut n.i etiug
a flu .��� ior t ,  ���������- is    ���. ��� [/ lie    :���
tire,  ii" in ' mil    I .'.    horses
The Boers fired quite 800 shells today, '1 be eases were dated from 1891
to 1896, The enemy have nt least eight
The prisoners they rerentl? captured and conveyed to Bloenifonteiu have
their aims pinned behind them and
were tied to the truck chain nt an ox
wagon, leniaining thus throughout the
entire night until their removal next
day. The Boers are ngi.in busy blowing up railroad culverts. The heavj
bombardment was renewed at,i:4()
o'clock this afternoon from two positions. Our guns nre now replying,
The enemy's shells are fulling barm
lessly, though their artillery men have
found the range.
'was reoonnoitering there with a small
piny ami advanced to within 400 yams
of the enemy before discovering them.
The Boers suddenly opene 1   tire.    Col-
joutl Falconer was the first to fall, sh.it
through the chest.    Lieutenant   Wood
I who had just  replied   to  his   Major's
i orders to retire was killed by a bullet
through the head. Despite the losses
the officers and ineu never faltered but
retreated coolly, covered by the cav
airy. The enemy did not attempt to
follow them. The bodies of Colonel
Keith-Falconer aud Lieutenant Wood
were brought here and have been buried in a pretty spot underneath a kopje
overlooking the camp. Their burial
place is marked with a cairn of white
troubles in the Solomon   Islands, add
"The nation that holds Samon, holds
the Pacific,aud Lord Salisbury deliberately consented that this uatiun ahull
be Germany. It is true, he dashed
their joys aud laid up a store of s'rife
for them bv giving Tutila to the Americans. But that doeB not help us,
and will not console the loyal nnd generous Colonies whose interests were
unnecessarily given away for the sake
of toadying to tho Emperor, who only
despises us for our servility."
The writer declares that rhe Admiralty records flatly disapprove Lord
Salisbury's Mansion House assertions
regarding the harbors, saying:
"Tongo, Tutila, which Lord Salisbury said was a good harbor is not
possible in rough water or at night,
white Pago-Pago is the finest harbor
in the world."
three women, and the destruction of
scores of hnhies. One witness alleges
that the body of Lydia Bassett, of Ilia
I Madisou stieet. who disappeared from
norae in 1397 wns huiied in the  cellar
i in September of that year. Another
witness declares that the body of Miss
Annie Sininiennan, of Mulineill, was
thrown iu the Meirimac River. Tho
story related by nurses are almost
ii credible. Tho tales deal with the
tl sposition of babies in a revolting
Five indictments were found against
Mrs. Bamberger. This will probably
go to the grand jury. One charge is
murder iu the first degree, three
charges manslaughter in the first degree, and one in the second degree.
Orange River, Cape Colony, Nov. In
���Ocicral Methuen has decided that
the Kimberley Telief column ia to
march in as light order as possible.
Small bands of Boers are roaming in
Griqualand West, annexing towns
without opposition. Thev have already
taken p isses>inu of Berkeley West ami
Ijunglifc A tew police were captured
nt both pi 'ces.
ArVAIt-   IN   I.NGLA ��D
Orauge Riier. Cape Colouv, Nov
18.��� From the Free Stale frontier comes
the news that reinforcements are rapidly arriving at tho Orange River
camp where Lord Methuonis hurriedly
preparing to posh a reliel force to
Kimberlev. The Scuts Guards arrived
from Capetown o,i ihnrsdny, and the
force nt Kimberley ought huh lo hi
almost strong enough to tackle the
Boers besieging the town.
London, Nov. 18. ���A special dis
patch from Orange River camp, dated
Nov. in, afternoon, says:
A brigade of the guards arrived 11-
day by rail from Capetown, and
marched to their quarters looking lino.
They were loudly cheered. Other
troops under General Methuen are rapidly pushing forward the preparations
for the advance. Last night the
Northumberland Fusileors made n long
night's march in the brilliant moonlight All the troops aro being exercised daily. Generul Methuen has decided that only four newspaper correspondents shall accompany the forward
movement, which may now tuke place
at uny moment. No baggage, tents
or servants will be allowed.
London, Nov. 19.���Aspcoial dispatch
from Orange River camp under date
of Saturday giveB fuller details of the
engagement of the previous dav in
which Colonel Keith-Falconer of the
Northumberland Fusileers was killed.
Tbe specinl says it was on the Spitz-
kop thut we suffoied the serious casualties of  the day.   Colonel Falooner
:       ���"'.''     i'cii'oi   uiu :is     ,   ���
yuei u .-, Remaikii'l le   \ igor.
London, Nov. 18.���Home affairs are
chiefly potable for the speeches of
party leaders, the activity of the tjueen
and the anticipation of Emperor William's visit. Sir Henry Campbell-
Baunerman's effort was bv far the
most important Liberal utterance in or
out of Parliament since the Tram vnal
crisis. He clearly laid down the lines
,f party policy, whirl: briefly summarized, are euihusiiistio in support ol
the campaign and bitter opposition to
the tactics which made it necessary,
this apparently has effected a cohesion
of the various elements in the Liberal
ranks and is deserving of the highest
praise from organs hitherto takiug
diverse views.
The roincaruatiuu of Lord Rosebery
is another feature, Never nt any
stage of his career has he been so ae-
livo in speaking, one day on the
Transvaal, the next ou housing Lon
don's poor, and the next delivering
with equal brilliance a panegyric of
Cromvell Never has the nation seen
a better position of the \ersutility of
its ex-l rentier. How Lord Rosebery
intends to shape his future course is as
much a mystery as the man. Though
be is at variance with the present
views of those of tho majority of Liberals, his stand gives rise to the report
that he will form his own party.
Tbe war seems to have given Queen
Victoria a new loase of life. Tho trying ceieinouies at Bristol were preceded by a long journey from Scotland,
yet the Queen showed no signs of fatigue after undertaking what would
have tiled out many women half her
ago. After much an exhibition of vigor, ihe talk of retirement, in favor of
tha Prince of Wales, naturally has
no share in the gossip of the day.
The Speaker Denounces it in Most
Scathing TomiH.
London, Nov. 18.���The Speaker
prints a scathing denunciation of tho
Sainoan ngieeinent.declaring thut Lord
Salisbury has givou Germany possession of the pearl of the Pacific the only
possible naval station in the south
seas, in exchange for an acknowledgment of tbe alieudy established British
rights  in   Tonga   and a peok of  new
It Was an   Extraordinary   Social   and
Financial  Success.
London, Nov. IS ���Mrs. Brown-Potters' concert at Claridge's Hotel today
for the benefit of tho Ameiicau hospital ship was a great success. The exquisitely decorated rooms wero thronged with the exclusive set of fashionable people in brilliant attire, Including the Prince of Wales, tho Duke of
Cambridge, Princess Christian of
Sehleswig-Holstein, Princess Albert of
Anhanlt and Princess Victoria of
Schleswig-Holstein, the Duchess of
Marlboro, Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Choate,
Mrs. Ogden Goolet, Mrs. Arthur Paget, Lady Tweedmouth, Lady Lansdowne and hosts of others. Lady
Randolph Churchill looked in for a
few minutes, but was deeply distressed
owing to her anxiety as to the fate of
her son. Winston Churchill, believed
to be a prisoner in the bauds of the
Boers, and left before the guests arrived.
The executive committee ivore attractive Red Cross badges. The Prince
of Wales heartily congratulated Mrs.
Potter on the biilliant success of her
idea and thoroughly enjoyed the various features of the performance. At
the Prince's special request, Miss
Edna May sang: "Follow On." His
Royal Hiiiimess called specially from
a visit to Rofford Abbey, and drove
s might from the station tn Oar-
idge's. The tea tables and the Anitri-
- an b r did an enormous business.
L-nd n Noi 18.���Ai Mrs. Brown-
Potter's ,:rie Chaniani today some-
ih iijj ilk- IS.ooO was ridded to tie
.v...ine fund us he result of thn enter
tiiiiiim nt. The prize lor the highest
tip paid went to the actress Miss Nel-
.ie Stewart, who received $850 from
Frank Godner. A widow sent two
service budges. These realized 101)
guineas from Tod Sloan, who presented one of them to   Mrs. Brown-Pottci.
Mr. Carlyle's Appointment Regarded
as an Honor to Canada at Large.
Rossland, Nov. 18.���A large uuiu-
her of citizens gathered nt the railway
stution this morning to witness the
departure of W. A. Carl} le, who left
Rossland tn take up the general management of the gre.it Rio Tinto mine
in Spain, with the good wishes and
oheers uf all Rossland ringing in his
ears. The Miner of this ciiy, speaking
of the public farewell and presentation
meeting  Ust night, says:
"The dominant note of all the
speeches delivered was pride in the fact
that Mr i arlylo, as a native Canadian, had been chosou for such a high
and important post; coupled with the
fact that his known ability and integrity was a guarantee that he would
successfully fill his new position in
such a manner as to redound to the
ere lit of the whole Dominion. In
fact, regret at his departr.ro was for
the moment lost in tho gratification
experienced in the faot of this honor
being paid to a fellow conutiymnii "
safe at Hamburg.
Mrs. O'Neill Arrested Wilh Fifty
Tfousand Dollars Worth of Jewelry
Montreal, Nov. 18.���Mrs. Evangeline O'Neill, of Chicago, was arrested this afternoon at the Windsor Hotel
on a charge of fraud, involving the
possession of diamonds, precious stones
and jewelry valnod at $60,000. It is
stated that Mrs. O'Neill, who is well
known in Chicago, obtained possession
of these valuables through a legal proceeding jf some kind and that she
immediately took the first train for
Can idn. A IochI detective here was
informed thut Mrs. O'Neill was supposed to be in Montreal en toute for
the old country. He bad no difficulty
in locating ber as sho registered under
her own name at the Windsor.
fl LULL WtilGti
Decisive Attack on Ladysmith Cannot Be
Long Delayed.
They Were Driven Back Also at Ladysmith and Colenso.
The Boers Found a Big Gun at Estcourt They
Did Not Bargain For.
Captain   Frohlich'S     Account   of   the
Burning of the Patria.
Hamburg, Nov. 18.���Captain, Froh-
lioh and the crew of the Patria who
arrived here today give the following
details of the fire :
"On Wednesday at 10:80 a. m.,
clouds of smoke were seen rising at tin
funnel. Thin was lirst noticed by
soni" paBseugers, ail of whom were
soon afterwards called on deck nud in
formed the ship was burning, but that
there was no immediate danger, Captain Frohlich ordered the crew to put
ihe passenuers in the bonis, which wus
done 'rithotit mishap. When communication between tho fore and aft.
decks wns cut off by the flames Oaptain
Frohlich ordered the crew to leave
the ship, and nt 7 o'clock in the evening the entire crew went on board the
steamer Athesia."
At noon on Thursday when all attempts to tow the Patria to some port
failed, the Athesia abandoned the
burning vessel and proceeded for Hamburg.
Flushing, Nov. 18. ��� A steamer which
has arrived here from Queenshoiongh
reports that yesterday she passed the
Hamburg-American line steamer Patria, Captain Frohlich, which caught
fire off Dover, England, on Wednesday
while on ber wrv from New York,
Nov. 14, for this port, and which lias
beeu abandoned in the North Soa in
flumes. She says the Patria was being
towed by Frenoh aud Belgium fishing
boats and that she was still   smoking.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 18.���The Post
Despatch this afternoon s.ys that Mrs.
Henrietta Bamberger, a midwife, living at Hill Cliontean avenue, lias been
arretted charged with having the
knowledge of the inordrr   of  at  least
Berlin, Nov. IS.���'Ihe sympathies of
the Germ ins arc strikingly shown in
the large number of public subscriptions for aid of the Boers. The
Deutsche Zeitung has collected within a fortnight 2,"i,000 marks and the
Hamburg snbscripiions amount to 68,-
440 marks. In Berlin, the Consul-General daily receives contributions, many
coming from the people which already
loot up to a large sum.
Berlin, Nov. is,���The Tagcblatt today exposes what is apparently a corrupt deal hy which the present chief of
Mie colonial department is said to have
givcu awav 80.000 square kilometers
of Cameroon soil, said to he worth
about folly million marks, to various
high personages,
In the course of a brief biography of
General Joubert, the Vienna From-
denblalt says that he wus bom at
Caimi ll'iirm, and was educated as the
son of a peasant. He is a great-grandson of the Huguenot, Pierre Joubert,
who quitted France in the days of the
religious persecution, settled in South
Africa, made a great fortune there,
and tlied in 180(1. Joubert had experience of the various "treks" and in his
youth suffered much hardship. In
later yean tho organization of the
Transvaal forces was entrusted to him,
and the Bceis 0W8 what efficiency their
army posseses to him.
Now that so many new atul substantial buildings aro being put up
thero is a general feeling that the City
Council should make arrangements to
have sidewalks laid iu front of them.
The buildings alluded to will be an ornament and a benefit to Nelson, but if
they am not fronted by good sidewalks
the good appearance is lost. At, the
Madden Block, for Instance, there is
no sidewalk whatever along the building from Haker lo Victoria Htioet, although there are two entrances to the
building from Ward Street, li would
be a public convenience to havo another sidewalk ou this thoroughfato.
London, Nov. 18.���The latest news
from the sent of war in South Africa,
is from one view, favorable to the
British,showing that Kimberley is able
to hold its own easily against bombardment, and that Estcourt is also in
a position to heat hack an attack by
tho Boers. But on the other
hand, the advices pay testimony to
the uclivity of the Burgheis on the
Freo State frontier, whether from a
determination to cut off relief from
Ladysimth if possible, or to isolate or
enpture Estcourt, which is the nearest
town to Ladysmith, still held hy the
British. A number of Boer commanders from eust and west are converging
on Estcourt aud tin railroads south of
that place. They already aggregate
at least 20,000 with a few guns whioh
they evidently brought from the entrenchments   they   are     throwing   Up
meantime on the hills.
Even with the strong relief column
now hurrying from Durban, the British will have a tough job to pierce the
Boer forces thrown across the roads tc
Ladysmith, while crossing the Tugela
River on pontoon bridges in face ot
the Boer artillery and the rifle firo ol
the northern ridges commanding tin
rivers, will prove one of the Btiffesl en
terprises of the war.
The full story of ihe armored trai
disaster has brought into relief a number of cases of individual gallantly.
Among them is that ot a crack rifle
shot named Ocrgeiihead, who famished the range at tlnee different points
fot tho crow of the train and kepi
firing until his trigger linger was shot
away. An old Black Watch veteran
named Crow was conspicuous for brav
ety In helping to clear the derailed
trucks. Winston Churchill amid a hail
of bullets turned to him, and shook
his bund, called him a brave old   man
Another case was that of a volunteer
named Wiight who during the tiling,
knell in tbo regnlntion position, remaining Cuo] and colli cted aud cracking a joke with every shot, thus keeping his comrades from becoming flnr
ried while all the time he was suffering from n wound, his right our having been shot away. Corporal Blokie,
llniugb wounded and lying mi his back
encouraged the men by shouting,
"Give 'em boons boys."
tageous points on the surrounding
hills. The Boers' guns were uosted,
getting ready to cover tho advance of
their firing line.and their astonishment
must have been great, as they speedily
retired. One shot caused them to
withdraw out of sight. They evidently did not dream that the British
hnd a long range gun here. They were
coming on with the utmost confidence,
evidently expecting to be in Estcourt
within in minutes after crossing. The
bluejackets abruptly arrested their progress and deserve credit for the accuracy with which they judged the range.
General Hildyard and his stuff were
hesido Ihe naval guns. All is uow
London, Nov. lil.���A special dispatoh
from Pietermaritzburg, Natal, dated
Nov. is, says:
"A runner brings a message from
Lady-smith saying that on November
II, the Boers attacked that town from
the southwest but were repulsed by the
Royal Rides and Rifle Brigade with
great loss. On Nov. 14 the Boers
made an attack near Colenso. but were
repulsed with the loss of 800. Fighting is proceeding at Estcourt.''
Estcourt, Natal, Nov. is.���Noon.���
For severul days it has beeu known
that the Boers have been creeping towards Estcourt   and boasted that they
would be here this morning. They were
met upon their arrival with a reception that they little expected. At 10
o'clock the Dublin Fusileers took np
their position and without waiting
any time opened lire by volleys at long
range on the advancing enemy who
were crossing the railway from the
northwest of the town.
A loud report and a whizzing overhead told the tale of the bluejackets'
watobfnlnes*. A big puff of smoke indicated that their aim was good, the
shell bursting in the midst of the Boers,
several 'if whose horses Were observed
galloping about riderless. Thi' BOOM
bounded back   helter-skelter to ndvaii-
Estcourt, Nov. 18.���1:40 p. in.--At 1
o'clotk this morning the Boers attempted to rush Estcourt but- one shot from
our naval gnu and several long range
volleys fired   by the   Dublin   Fusileers
���tent them back precipitately,
The Boers hud several gnus posted
in a surrounding kopje, but onr naval
men apparently astonished them, and
their guns were withdrawn
London, Nov.    18 ���The   passing   of
mother   week   without  any   material
bnnge ii ihe slates nf the  beleaguer-
d   British forces at   Ladysmith is ie-
iponMhle for a much more hopeful feeling in Great Britain.
On all sides tbe opinion is now ex-
iressod ibat General White will ho
ible to v Ithstand attacks until the arrival of relief. It is learned that the
institiontlon for such definite optiro-
sin for as fur as can be gained from
the meagre reports from the scene of
notion is that the Boers have not yet
attempted a determined attack which,
a seems certain, they all along iu-
tended to bo tin' climax nf their deliberate strategy. That they have put off
suoh an attack until the last moment
seems only probable, foi if they are
driven to assault Ladysmith, they
wonld doubtless desire to attempt it
when the Britisli ammunition is at tho
lowest obh.
The diversion of Boer uuitH from
Ladysmith today to Estcourt cannot,
it is (laimod, bo taken as any Indication that the Boers have given on hope
of capturing Ladysmith, for 'their plan
if   campaign   appears   to   be   far   too
skilfully mapped mil, and tenaciously
adhered to, to admit the supposition
that they have suddenly, and without
sufficient cause, renounced their main
object. The present lack of developments around Ladysmith can well bo
believed to be the lull which oroeedes
the Btorm. Many things point to the
quick relief of Kimberley, or the defeat of the Britisli attempt to achieve
it, aud it bus apparently been decided
thai Mafeking must take its chances,
and Colonel Baden-Powell will probably be given several more chances to
Willi- facetious despatches.
London, Nov,, 18. ���Arnold White lecturing at Eton college on naval matters this week declared that the present greatness of the British navy is
directly attributable to   Lord   Charles
Beresford and Oaptain Mohan.
It is now certain that Admiral
Bereford will become second in command of the British Mediterranean
Beet He has selected his staff. The
battleship Revengj will be his flagship. Both Ariiuiial Amber, who is
, Im i In command oi the Mediterranean squadron, and Admiral Beresford,
are tiie gi. stoat supporters of the plan
of damming the Suez, canal instead of
holding it iu case of war. NELSON DAILY MINER, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1899
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St. Leon Hot Springs are
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b squotat ��� furnished on applloation foi
purohnso, solo or oxen ingo,
From iisic.'iin boat
to it baby's rattle.
Everything 1ms a
value at my store.
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suitable for bonaekeeping,   Vloiorio
street, next Fire Hall.
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Windermere Mines.  Oorre*pondenosSoroite<i
Little Girls ami Their Hair���The Story of Aprons���The Artistic Temperament���Sarah Bernhardt ��� Married
In a Sheet.
Joaquin Miller's mother is quite as notable a figure iu som�� ways as the 1'oct of
the Sierras himself. She is 84 years old
anil ns hale ns a woman 25 years lier
junior, is active and deeply interested in
practical gardening. She is intensely
fond of her son and proud of his attainments, but she likes him best in the guise
of the fanner.
"This is what I call my man with the
hoe," she will sny as she shows the visitor to her home in the California valley
a picture of her son standing with the
farming implement in his hand. "That
picture wns taken a long time before
Muikliam wrote his poem, and it is only
since that work appeared thnt I hnve
given the picture a name. I have been
told that this was caught by a snap shot
artist just as Joaquin wns about to break
into my garden nnd cut down some weeds
with his hoe, when every good gardener
knows thnt weeds ought to bo pulled up
by the roots. I certainly never taught
him to do anything like that, and I reckon the lesson he got when I found it out
will teach him never to indulge iu such
pranks again."
Mrs. Miller's admiration for her son's
work rests primarily on portrayal of
scenes with which she is personally acquainted and in wliich she, to a certain
extent, took part. His verbal pictures ot
the long journey across the continent by
the familinr prairie schooner route by
wliich she reached the Pacific coast she
most enjoys.
They serve to recall the days gone by,
and the scenes that were then part of her
daily life, but which hnve passed into tlio
grave, she cannot forget. That is why
she loves them.
She is a plain old soul and cares for
nothing beyond her son and her garden.
Nothing delights her more thnu to chut
on one or the other.
"Strange, Isn't it, that my potatoes
thrive the best of anything iu my garden,
when, ns a mutter of fact. I like potatoes
the least of all vegetables?" she will ask
you, looking earnestly into your face.
"Potatoes don't show I heir keeping nnd
bringing up like most other things," continued Mrs. Miller, "and that's one thing
that makes me prejudiced, I suppose.
"Now, there's that corn out there, with
Its broad, dark leaves that look like env-
nlry sabers bent the wrong way. Just
look what a brave show Ihe corn makes,
yet it isn't n comparison to the potatoes
in the matter of production.
"My garden is not so good this season
ss it wns formerly, yet, such as it Is, it is
nil the result of my own work. Hut I
Inn! to pay the penalty, too, for I have
been seized with a touch of rheumatism
iu consequence. However, it's worth the
price to nie, since nut li iug else seems to
afford me so much contentment as watching my cu cumbers, melons, squashes, radishes, string lieiins and oilier garden truck
grow from the seed to be ready for the
table. Some might think it hard work,
but it has never seemed so to inc."
In her quiet way she will talk of her
daily cures. Her house on the heights
overlooking the Joaquin valley is a picturesque place. It is just such a place
the recollection of which would call forth
a song of the "wan moon" and "Ihe land
of the midnight sun" from a wanderer
who has deserted it for the frozen north
as Miller did.
A more graceful sight than the little
home affords could not be imagined, nor
could a woman be found who is more iu
accord with such surroundings than Jou-
qiiln Miller's mother.
Little Girls ana Their Hair.
Tho arrangement and care of the little
girl's hair has long been n source of anxious thought to the loving mother. A wise
woman no longer clips her little daughter's hair, nor keeps It short all through
her school days. She lets It grow in thi
natural soft ringlets that seldom como In
nfler years, nnd relies on her skill and
cure to maintain a luxurious growth Sh*
brushes tlio tender hair cnrel'ully every
day, making It soft nnd glossy hy this
process.   Tho beaiij*- points are trained
by painstaking labor, if the hnlr is scant
about tlm brow, then a little cocoa butler
Is rubbed Iu. She uses no washes or
blenches, but lets nature take cum of tha
color herself.
It Is a mistake not to chnngo the dressing ot a child's hnlr frequently. A part
must not be allowed to become too wide,
yet the hair must be parted at times to
prevent its becoming untrnctable.
For very little girls the "granny curls"
nre about the daintiest wily of arranging
the tresses. The luiir is parted, and n
curl on oil her side is tied with some deli-
cnte shade of bnby ribbon. The curls
full forward over the ears, forming a
most delicate and fitting frame for tho
Wee baby fact.
The girl who Is a little older wears her
hair in n pompadour not unlike her
mother's. It Is tied with a black bow,
and the ends are neatly braided into Ihe
long braid, which bungs down her buck.
Often i very plain little girl niny he
made quite pretty by a studied arrangement of her hnlr.    Ir her hair is dressed
quaintly, It will improve her Immensely,
The artists are responsible for ninny
of  the  styles  of   Axing  children's   hnlr.
Thoy paint their little daughters with
some artlsticnliy or fantastical); arranged mop, nnd quickly the mothers nilopt
the stylo for their own darlings,
Mothers at th�� summer resorts oftei
do uju the soft curls in a wee kuob at ike
top of the head. Tnis is cool and extremely quaint looking. Sometimes the
hair is drawn up high and tied with
baby ribbon, whilo the loose cuds float
A child's hair should be washed every
two weeks at least. A good shampoo
and a simple one is as follows:
Melt n cake of pure olive oil soap iu a
quart of boiling water. When the soap
is dissolved, the result will bo almost a
jelly. Take of this jelly, say, two large
tablespoonfuls and a small lump of common washing soda about the size of a
filbert. First wet the hair thoroughly
with hot water, then rub the shampoo
mixture well into the roots. Rinse thoroughly in several waters, aud then carc-
tuliv dry.���Woman's Life.
The Story or Aprons.
The won! "apron" should really be
called "niipperou," the old French word
tor napkin, from the French "nappe,"
a tablecloth. It is snid that in many
villages in England the word "apperou"
is still used. Aprons are of extreme
antiquity and appear to have been worn
from the days of Eve. In the thirteenth
century a pious were worn by the upper
classes ns an ornamental addition to tho
dress. Leathern aprons hnd been worn
previously by blacksmiths, the type being
siuiil.ii' to that of the present day.
Chaucer speaks in his "Canterbury
Tales" of an apron worn by the carpenter's wife in "The Miller's Tale" as be-
ii.g full of many a "gore," these "gores"
being either plaits or honeycomb smocking. From this time to the sixteenth century the use of the apron was chiefly
confined to tho middle class housewife,
but alter then the dames of high degree
again took them into use. Of line texture, fringed or edged with lace, ornamented with more or less stltchery of
quaint device, it may be inferred that
aprons of this nature were usually very
costly articles of apparel.
In the time of William III and Mary,
aprons were richly decorated with needlework, gold hictt and spangles. When
small, they were usually edged with fine,
costly hor'. They were worn under the
pointed bodice, and sometimes the stomacher matched them in color. Later on
they were worn very long nnd quite
plain, soinctiuies fringed at the end, but
without lace or ornament. White muslin
or lawn was the material used, and even
Indies of quality appeared nt assemblies
of fashion In such aprons, wliich were
worn, somewhat shortened, ou full dress
occasions until the end of the eighteenth
During the early part of tbe reign of
Queen Victoria most Indies wore aprons
nic.de of black silk or black satin, variously decorated, often embroidered nnd
trimmed round the edge with lace. Many
old ladies still adhere to this custom, hut
otnamental aprons are not now greatly
worn, though they were in vogue from 1870
to 18S."i, when art needlework designs
were applied to them. Cooking aprons are
usually of holhind, hound with scarlet
or white braid. They should be of ample size as regards both bib and apron
proper. A pocket is nlso very desirable.
The Artistic Tumpersment,
There is a woman here in town who
simply loathes the artistic temperament.
There wns a time when all her friends
wotted well that It was not thus with
her. she admired the artistic temperament in the nhstrnct and she beamed on
it in the? concrete. In the concrete it took
the form of a gentleman of Latin birth
and possessed of a beautiful voice. Like
many song birds, however, he required a
deal of coaxing before he would consent
to warble. The lady who admired the
artistic temperament Invited him to her
house one evening Inst spring while he
wits iu Washington, She had prepared
the daintiest of suppers, nnd there wns
wine of several colors. The man with
the voice wns in grout good humor as he
sst nt the table.
"I will sing," he said. "I will sing my
Just then some one handed him a bottle
of wine.
"Here," he snid, and filled his glass,
filled it so carelessly that the red wine
spilled on the cloth. The singer dipped
his lingers in the tiny pool and touched
his throat with the wine. After thnt he
moistened his fingers again and put them
into his pocket.
"We do so in my country," he explained. "We spill wine���we touch our
throats and our pockets. Then we sing
divinely���divinely, nnd money comes to
our pockets. It is for good luck. I spill
always wine when 1 want to sing well."
It was the hostess' very best tablecloth, however, and, the artistic sense
being in every rightly made woman, subordinate to llie housewifely instinct, sho
���well, for this and other reasons she
j beams no longer on the artistic temperament in the concrete, nor docs she speak
of her admiration for it in the abstract-
Washington Post.
Mil I'll I,    III', Till III lit.
Sarah Bemhardt's curlier years are especially rich in personal reminiscences.
A writer in n Mnuchester paper tells us
that at ti she jumped out of a window
in her desire to run to incut her mother
iu n manner more expeditious (linn that
offered by the sliiircnse, and nt 7 she escaped from school and induced all her
school fellows to follow her lend. Strange
lo sny it, it was somo years before Sarah
Bernhardt had even an inkling of thut
passion for her profession by which shy
was afterward to be possessed. The lulu
M. Siircey divined her Immense gifts und
was never tired of proclaiming them, In
1S71 ho wrote; "It would be Impossible to
be more naively poetic than is this young
woman, who will become a great actress
and who is already an admirable artist.
Shu is a creature of sweetness and beauty,    Is sho pretty?    It is Impossible to
| say,    She is slight of form, and her face
is  sad,  hut  sho   possesses   a sovereign
1 grace,  a  penetrating charm, that soiuo-
i llilng thut cannot be definod, She is a
born artist uml nn Incomparable artist."
During her curlier triumphs Bernhardt
was perpetually haunted by the idea of
death. It was this besetting notion that
caused her to have her coffin Hindu uml
placed nt the foot of her bed. The shell,
which bore ber Initials and her motto,
"ijiiniid   Meme,"  wus  lined   wilh  white
j snlln and held the lellers on  ivhleh  sho
set most store and her dearest souvenirs.
I Fed   by   this   Incident,   which   became
j known, Hie popular Imagination was soon
j busy wilh the doings of the favorite nc-
tross, who was credited, without a shadow of reason, wilh the atrungest fnncies
and the most extravagant caprices.
Married In a Nl,�����t.
It is un old bleu that 11 hushimd whos*
wife at her marriage wus clothed only In
n sheet or in the most elementary linen
garment was uot In any way liable for
the debts *jr��vlou��b/ contractu! bj hor,
1 o
Merchant Tailor
New Fall
In Great Variety.
r   t,
; i   '-tie
Fire   nsaranoe
i ie ; in
Nblson,  i;. C
Nelson Cleaning and Dyeing
s.   ||. PIEKKE Prop.
Unite-' ami Uc'ins' Clothing cleans!
rlveii. altered ,ind repaired.
���    ,..  ..f i,k,I,. ��....��� >"��"'��l
of iill Kin's.
,   on i" .11 rl Hull die   j-H'iii".
GA-=   mill   OIL   - NQINES,   ctc'
"-M"J ���:,!'. CROFTS. *u.y,k.
:I ,���;' '   NELSON B.O.
Oi ioFbbousbuN ��� ('iiiirrs.Viiiiniiiver
Bank of
British Columbia,
Is now prepared to issue
Drafts and Letters of Credit
on Skaguay, U.S., Atlin, B.
C, and Dawson City, Yukon
lite, up,   Pr coscii' not be flispuwo,
Frank A. Tamulyn, Mgr.,
BAKBR Street, "_  ���
F.J, BRADLEY & 00.
fliruro with Bra-Hoy * Co. on *�����""��� NELSON DAILY MINER, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1899
44 Out of the Old Hohe
Into the New."
We will be ready to greet our friends
��� ���
Our New Quarters in tne Houston Block..
Don't fail to call during the day, and make the acquaintance of our
New Store and New Stock.
��������������������� ���������������������������������
Less than eight months ago we began business in Nelson with a modest stock of
well-selected Staple and Fancy Dry Goods and Gents' Furnishings. Our location was not
the best in the city, and competition was keen, but by strict attention to business, considerate treatment for our customers, and by carrying only the Latest Styles and Superior
Quality of Goods, and by selling them at prices that our competitors did not care to take,
we have built up the handsome trade we are now enjoying, and that in its constantly
increasing volume compels us to move into larger and better quarters, where we can
carry a wider range of goods in our line.
We gratefully extend our thanks to the many friends we have been able to in a
business way make for the firm, and our treatment of customers in the past is the best
guarantee we can offer that all who deal with us in future may be certain of painstaking attention to their
wants, the latest and best productions of the great manufacturers, and prices that cannot be obtained elsewhere
in Nelson.
Tomorrow we will be ready to greet you in the New Store. Come and see us, whether ^ou wish
to buy or not.
Nelson Daily Miner
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per yer r ,  10 00
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Telephone   No.   144.
A linn ol' mining brokers of Toronto,
aoting for Boston capitalists, write
ni follows in reply to an offer foiu tin's
" I beg to return you tlio papers 011
the property, as my parties refuse to
entertain any property in British Columbia. Your Government is so afraid
that some outsider will make a little
money out of mining, that they form
laws to drive people out instead of encouraging. "
Wfl find this extract iu The Kamloops Standard, nnd from the reputation of that paper there can be no
doubt it is genuine. The apologists
of the Government of the extreme order will say that it grossly misrepresents the situation; others may claim
that it exaggerates it. Let us grant
the exaggeration; let us admit that ihe
situation is not as had as is here represented. We can do this and then hnve
enough fact remaining to indisputably
prove that recent legislation has been
extremely hurtful to the mining industry. The paragraph testifies to the
discouragement of capital in a particular instance. The legislation may be
unfairly accused if charged with dealing a deadly blow to mining development in this Proviuce; hut no one who
has the least knowledge of the circumstances can doubt that these Boston
capitalists have beeu staggered by it,
and that instances of other harm could
he enumerated by the dozen if but exposed to the light.
Our legislation may not have caused
all the mischief attributed to it, but
it is as certain as anything can be
that it has produced au uneasy feeling,
a feeling of suspicion and distrust, iu
the minds of those outside who have
had thoughts of investing. That alone
is harm enough. We need uot speak
of the internal unrest aud contention
which are proving so disastrous; wo
need not even go as far as this Toronto
firm and claim that our legislation is
calculated to drive people and capital
and business away from the Proviuce.
Let us concede, if necessary, that it
is misunderstood, that it is less harmful in character than is generally believed. Lot us say that it is entirely
innocent of anything evil, aud that if
we could but see it in ils true light
we shonld havo to pruise it as a masterstroke of Ministerial genius. This
may all be, yet the fact remains that it
is doing incalculable harm.
That is tho practical issue of it, aud
the one that is requiring the earliest
and most earnest consideration.
Whether rightly understood or not, our
legislation is being attended with
most disastious results. But, for it,
capital would ooilo in to develop
those resourcas on which so large
a proportion of our popnlaton depend. That Toronto iimi und the
capital *s he\ represent may bare
a ooni ion of tin
tion of thin   . bi    si   I   101 ��� 1    1 and
in.'. Is the   resnll     it   ��'il   sorely   he
 II hands thai in tbe gi u.
oral inti  ei I of   the   Pr riu��   and   in
i!i"   intei   il ol   the   mining   ind 1 ���
HI I II        Ill llUl
0 put tbi 1 Neil
ol   be   '.'���; . ilatni'   m     IVI ini
nan b ��� ��� an sire to     b tl
go to the lings, li is 1 isl ti., I'iiing ii,
tbat diioctinn now. Doubtless * there
are many things to oonsldor at the up-
proaobJog session, There are charters
to grant, roads and bridges to be built,
and a hundred and ono other things to
cnll for attention. But ul! combined
do not equal In importance the question that at this moment Is springing
out of the condition of the mining in
dustry. Have tho nioinbers of the Legislature patriotism enough to sink
their wretched party fooling, (heir paltry party ambitions, long enough to
consider honestly the most effective
means of restoring prosperity to the
mining industry'.'
ministration of his Depirtment. Prior
to the receipt of tin- Knslo letter, he
says, be had been requested by Mr.
Bostock to do so and so. Always and
everywhere the politicians. The postal arrangements are to he so made
that the Government member or candidate will gather some capital from it.
In this instance it ii left to Mr. Bos-
tocK to sny whether or not a certain
tri-weekly service shall bo established,
>n order that he may obtain the credit.
And Mi. Mulock is willing to play into bis hands so far as to take particular pains to inform the Kaslo Board of
Trade that it was on Mr. Bostock's
initiative sooll and such a thing
was done This is all evil. Mr. Mulock is, in this respect, no worse than
other Ministers, aud Mi. Bostock no
worse than other members. But postal arrangements should be made for
the public convenience and with a single eye to the publio interest. They
should not be mixed up with politics.
If Mr. Bostock cannot gain a re-election without exploiting the postal service, let him go down. It should he loft
to postal inspeotors, after fullest, inquiry and consultation witb the business nieu affected, to say what offices
should be oppned, what routes established, and what service supplied.
Business, and not politics, should
In a letter addressed "To the Taxpayers and Citizens of British Oolvm-
bia," published in The Victoria Colonist, Helen Willard Merritt -ays five
deaf pupils whom the Government are
supporting at schools in Manitoba and
California cost thn Province $1,5(10 annually. A blind pupil who is being
educated at the Belleville Institute,
Ontario, costs $300 a year. Here ure
six pupils, whom for the want of facilities at hjme we feel obliged to send
to outside places to he educated, and
for whose support the Britisli Columbia taxpayers have to pay $1,860 per
annum. Mrs. Merritt���or Miss Merritt (she signs ns Helen Willard only,
and we do not know her domestic relations)���has beeu teaching seven deaf
pupils in Victoria since August last,
supported by a modest appropriation
from the city anrl by piivate contributions. She claims that tho money expended for the foreign educntion of six
pupils would maintain a school of fifteen at home. The Miner does not
know. It has endeavored to make the
blind see and the deaf hear, hut it
nover taught them in schools. Mrs.
Merritt Speaks from personal knowledge and experience, and if the claim
made is only approximately near the
truth she makes a strong case for the
establishment of a local institution,
This seems to be a matter which the
Government might consider with advantage to such reputation for good
judgment ns it may happen to possess.
Tho purity of tho Dm^s and ATedicino^
Rdmitiiatored io iliu patient is the most
essential element in tho successful treatment of disuiisc. Prescriptions nro ��*om-
p runded by us from absolutely I'u re
Drills in perfect condition, aud thephy
sit/inn's skill will not be nulliued by old
and Impotent drugs.
Our Hiue'ss of requisites for '
The! Toilet
The Sick Room
Are oomplote.   Your patroiMRC solicited.
Nurses'   Directory.
For tho convenience nf Physicians nnd
Nur-'s, we have established a NursoV
Diroctory, and in order to have it complete, request all N'uraea to vend In nr call
ami  Leave their    nine-   and  addresses,
fi. F.
Dispensing Chemist
role lionii 1.1.     F',0     ,   225        al 1       ro 1.
��� ' ill nl      ;
We have removed our
Next Door to the Postofflce
Delivered to an any poi.it on
Kootenay Lake.
I have a complete stock
on hand of
Wholesale Houses.
Mill nt PILOT HAY.
Yards, NELSON and LARDO.
J.   A.   SAYWARD.
20 ��lo Discount
Until cleared we will
give 20 % discount
on every Jacket in
There Is a tide In flu; ufl'-ilrs ol' mau
wblcli taken at the flood lead- un lo lr-
time.    Mmhi'SH'Hre.
That you are today in the most likely
part of the world in which to make a
fortune? Why not stop and consider
Mining Stocks
Bought and Sold.
Rip* Horn   0ne of the most
*> '  promising prospects
in   the   Vniir   District.    A   limited
amount pooled stock now on sale.
Tena and        nnd others worked
Marv  Belle  by  lhe   Weslern
/nary   Dene   Canada Gold Mtu-
intr Co., is one of the safest buys on
the   market.    Thorough   inspection
cordially invited.
To Gciitraclorsiii Builflers
You c ti save money by
buying your
Plate. Sheet and Ornamental
Glass from
R. H. WILLIAMS, Nelson, Agent tor
J.   W.  MELLOR,
THORPE & CO., LIMITED.���(Joruer Ver
nun and Cedar ftlreuis, jVulsun, manufacturers of und wholesale dealers in aerated
waters and fcull syrups. Sole agents for Halcyon Springs mineral water.
~.V .U. l muni ��� s    ,.-��� 1-   , 1. klitrvvi
varlej  of suft u..nk-.   I'. U   Hi.,. al>    .���..-
lihoueNo 31.   Hoover Street ."elr-uii
-< Ol
ner Baker ana Hall iueeu, Nelson.
ufnelurer-of " Hoytll deal" and " Knou.na
Belle" brand of cigars,
HJ. EVANS &     O. -I'.i��.ei.  ��� re.-l, N.
���   son, wnorosale duamrs in liquo a. erg   -
cement, lire li iek and llrool ��� ���, watoi pipe an
steel rails .mil general ooinmissiou men n ,i,it<
l.i.Miri'in. h'ruai Street, .��� - n. (vunl(
sale dealers in tl "i . eala, el . mi 1111
mid grain. Mills t Udmont.ii, U, tona m
New Westminster. J��lu\utors on Calgary .
Edmonton Hallway.
GEO.   F.   MOTION. - Whole-ale   11a,
Uraln and reed,  Spocial quotation- 01
carload lots to all Kootenay points.
MACDONALD & CO     ���	
no..  Htul   Jiisui hui       i ��� "������      i
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���ir           .������ it . ��� ��� ��� ������    und mint;]
Chimney Sweeping, Etc.
Ueneral House mi.l Oflice Cleaning
Ghiziug, Painting, Paper Hanging.
Contracts rondo for cleaning offices and stores.
Fartti s in need of help fur work done around
house will And it to their ud vantage to a< ply
nt our office, Ward Street,opposite postonice.
1 wish, 10 th ink the people of N. Isou for tbe
patronage 068 owed upon uiuduriig Iho last
throe yours, and inform them that in connection wiih my business of Painting. Paper
Hanging,eto , 1 ha\oengaged Me.-srs. D. Btaaw
and John Molfett, who are exw rieuoed Chimney Swoops, etc. 1 can guarantee that any
work ihey do will give every Patisfaotinn.
VI fuu ���    111*001-,    idaOii       H)   ���   '    "   ���  ���������   ������ ������������
..it- groci rs.
P  BURNS <*- CO   Haner 6tv* bl,    ���>
n   wliult   de  di Uern  in  frouli  ���>���  '���'���.���
meats.   C<.-lit Mtoruge.
-Baker eitrect lNbImhi    V\ hoitwale de t
ursiofre haudouiedmuu s
HBYEkS & OO,-Joiner linker a d
��� Josuphlno Stroutd, Nelson, wuolesah
dealer* lu hardware and mining tuppueH,
Agouts for Giant Powder Co.
limitkd   Baker eiruot- Nelson,   whole-
Mile dealers In h trdwora and mining supplies,
plumbers'aud tinsmith's .supplies.
, amis a.ui oiin.
2500 MINERS.
To work lu the Metalliferous Mines of liriLihti
Columbia, at the following prices per
day of eight hours:
Hand Drillers ��1.00
Mhchine Men  8,50
Miners In Klin.ft.3    3.5(1 to $1 (HI
Carmen  2 50 to   3.0(1
Bhovellora  2.50
Laborers      2.50
Blacksmiths 8 SO to Ji.no
Tinibernicn  8.60 to 11.00
ApplytoTHB SILVER LEAD MINES ASSOCIATION', Sandon, British Columbia.
Nelson Employment Agency
Two camp cooks. Two restaurant cooks,
('amp waiter. Waitress. Maehino man.
Two girls want fcituatinnp in pri' ale families.
J. H. LOVE, Acrf     Baker r
-BrjoK :r.
���   ird -' roi     mil "���  In on llieeronn
' ii nirtpoiulr ncoSnll ilted.   No \\ Ud
:.y: V\ ~ ,-=���
Every M<
Tho Kni-lo Board of Trade lias bocn
rioiiiK good pniilio service again, its
.Secretary wrote the Pout master-General, Mr. Mulock, in respect to the
wretched mail servi��� iu the southern
portion of the Province, and to sun-
nest Home reforms, The letter is acknowledged by Mr, Mulock himself,and
from thn text ol'  it,   published in   The
Kootenaian, we gather that it hns had
a lalotary influence. For IhiH the Knslo Hoard of Trade is to bo congratulated, Wo observe in tho rtply thai
the 1'oHlmaster-General oiicoumkoh by
sanctioning the practice of a must pernicious principle   in the practical   ad'
Illl   0   ,.   INU 1
The Largest
Best Variety
Toys AND
Ever Seen in Nelson.
lis   ��� n tin ��s in  l-'.'-i ion bjc  m d
Nie    Fitl on ' larmi nl   il  be .'an
ill, Mr> liL   II     reilSOUIl] lr    | | [( ,\| v
Full and Winter Samples are uow
oompletein Suitings, Uverooati
nnd Fnnc.v  Veslings,   Give nn   p
cull imd 1 will quote you pin's
thnt will astonish you,
Latllts' Tailoring   in    all    Its
i inches, n k|i, cinlt y.
s.  Saviour's [EnqlishJ  Ohorcu���Corner
Want and Silie^v Ms. Sundays: Holy Coili-
munlon Ka m.: and on the 1st and 3rd Sundays
in tho ninnlli ;,ftcr Mattins; Mat'in at 11 a.in.:
bunday School 2,80 p.in : Uvensong 7.30. nail,:
Mntiii's aMi.:m a. m. Thursdays nn-i Baint'*
Hays: Hols Communion in n m Friday*
ICvensons 7.30 p. in., f.illowod by ohotr pran
lice. H s. Afct-liurst, Iteeinr l-'rerl Irvine,
Geo. Johnston , Wardens.
I'HESBVTRHIAN Clll'Kl U���Sorvioe8lit II a.m
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2.30 p m
Pmyer mooting Thursday evenina at 8 n.in.
Christian mnduavor Sociotv meets every Monday evening at 8 o'cloek. Itev. K. Prow,
MvrnoniBi     i i" non   Ci n or   S Ulo    i   ������
; .1 ih, phi .,-.������'     : ���������' '������    ai   i,.  ,,  ami /..''
I Ida; ': ' liiAorll
��� ���.'    ���    '  i.      Iti ���    Johi
. Robs  I'll*
rnnoi.i    . itum .:   M . ,-
and llilrd Siindaj nd ��� i.Otl i.n .: :'���     Iii
lot, i >   '   :  .-..    Ro  .   Hal!., i   ! .     mil
lAI'TIB'l      II    n   . '���-;������      noi "ii'.-  ������
i  nin .     'i ii.i ,ami    III p.m.; I'i
.I.     ���  dno da; "i"        ui .,   ii. \
i'i    :.. it 81 ���    .
or Iii '!��� tvel     u��d,   itev. I . w. Ho .���
,' , '   iok  A   -n    ������    ' .'���      ovel .     ' ���     if
-I       "''���'"' k  ii   biirrn       . . hi .    . ,���,���,
Arilutanl I  '_���'.. n     In   hai
Vt-riioii mat Jusiialitnu cjtrcui--, Nul^un,
wholesalo ilealeis in liquors oigora and dry
goods. Ageutwfor Pabsi Brewing Co. of Mil*
wa kee and Ualgary Browing Oo. of C3hlgaiy
i   ' 5>jJ��a.   i-iS'^i
���Mill! I |,  lelipl,,,,,,. V(p
i.i ir Vou �������, i  .     ;
Baaa'a  Pale Ale.
uuiijuess' Foreign Stout.
Pi-ewry's   Golden   Amber
��*-.-h��iU Milwaukee Beer,
Poi-niijiot;  [3rei
Por*iir)lo9)    Prev art   In-
t   i Pale Ale.
All lln al, >���. r Kun |,,    ,.
- ... l��j ilie no11ii   i.,.,i>
W eM Hulsi-i   St.,  Nelsou,
Telephone 18.
UDoUN'o BaY CO.     �� hok-riale g o-
oerioa and Uquordtttto., iiakor 6ut Nelson,
JY  GRIFFIN  4 OO.-Ooraer Veroon
���   and Josepblno streuts. Nolson, whoiOt-talO
dealers io provisious, cured meatB( butter and
MILLS, Limitbd���Uoroer front aim
li.iii titreeiH, Nelsou inanutaoturerd of and
wholesale dealers lu sash aid doors; alt kinds
of factory work made io oidor.
no. Joseublueand liaaer Btrtets. Agts,
for Caloiu.n Carbide und VV^Uand Acetyleni
Ga Maohiue Co.
WF. TEETZEL& CO Comer Baker
��� and josepliiin btroeu*, Nolsun* wholesale dealers in a^ayers supplies. Agents for
Denver Kirn Clay Co. of Itu \er, Colorado.
"Stevens JS5
kiMinis i and ii
Ck'iiHiiis-niiiyrr Block
Tbomson Stationerr Co., Ltd.
Crow's Nest Pass Coal
Delivered and Weighed.
Special   Rates For Carload
JL    NELSON LODGK, .No. 23. A. V.bA
'V^if'M. moot* second Wodneeday in eooli
>f\iiii,ni.li.   Visiting bretbron Invited
O. I,. Lennox. Secretary.
NULSdN HIVE Nn. 8. L, O T. M,   MootiJ 111
K. nf P. hull nn 2i ,1 Wutltlll day uml Kli Snlnr
day nf iiii'h 1111r11ih.nl s p.in. a oonllal wel-
comeglron tovtaltlngmembers, Neille Ann
hiiuni?, L. ('.  Minnie Itltobio, it. K.
COURT KOO'I'ICNAV, 1. 0. p.. No. 8188
Mootliigs Slid and 4th Thureday, Prnternal
ball,  J. a. Irving, O, it.   vv. B, Bhaw. It. s,
Up to Date!
Wo nre showing gome Handsomely Trimmed Millinery
thin week, Don't ihUh seeing It.
Mrs. McLaughlin.
Brewera of Fine Logei
Beef nnd Porter.
Drop in and boo us.
I.  O.  0,   K     Kooloniiy LodK
S No. in, meets ovory Monday nigbi
at  i boli  Mall, Kootenay Bt-nui
BcJouriiln>r Odd I'oIIowm oordially liivitud.
A G Sbaw, N. Cl    John Booley, V. O.   ,
Pred J Squires, Seoy,
NllLSON 1,01)0IS No, ||8, K. of P
.moots 111 I.O.O.K. bull, MoDonnlil block
��ver?, .rV*08Ta? ovoniiig at 8 o'clock
'A vliHltlnu knights cordially Invited
T. Lii.i.ik, O. C,
(8*1) It.O, JOY, K.of It, and S.
tally iivllinl.
SONS Ol, ��� KN(J1,A.\I��. r���,^
llr.M   ami    third   Wednesday   of
oaon moiiib ui. Cmternliy hall
oornor of Bakor and Kootenai
stroots,  vinIHiik bretheru oord-
Joiin WatHdn, Socrotury.
NKI.SON L.O.L. No. IlltCJ ini-ctN in Uio Mac
Donald blook every Thnrsday evoning at 8
o'olock. MhliniK members oordiallv inviieri
John Tovo, w. .M.: |.'. j. Bradloyi it. s.
NKLSON AFItlK No. 21, K. (). |,' nicu,���
pvery."oognd.and fourtli vVodnosdays it each
'."��.',>U'{ir��� V'""1"1* iii-'iuborH cordially invltod
J. It. Wruy, Booretury.
C. A. PROSSER,  Manage:
Great Reduction!
tSmSSA $9.95 Per Ton
cnowa n,��t $6il5 per Ton
00 Al
Money to Loan
Collections   Solicited
A 14 room bouse (new), rented
at $1(1 per morjlh    88.000
An 8-rooin limiae   (now),  two
cornei' lote       2,71)0
(Huili Al buyej	
i Doors West Dominion Express Office
The direct route from
to all points
EAST   and   WEST,
Kir-'t-(;ins�� Sleepers nn nil trains trom
I'OURI.sTt Alts pas- MedicineHat
liiily mr 81. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays tor
Montreal ami HonLou
Same cam pui-s Revelstoke one day
To and from Kobson, Kn-slmul.
Kx. Sun. Kx. Sun.
7.10 Lv.        NKLSON At 111.40
18.00 Lv.daily NELSON daily Arr.21.40
MorniiiR trnin connects f r ell points
Kvi-iiiiiK train connects tn nnd from
Main Lii e and p.'int- ' "iili. nnd ex.
Sn .) i no all point ii UOUN AlO
OOU,N   in.
Daily. .-lr. Moyie           Dnily.
23.00 Lv. NKLSON       Arr. 10.20
O'lnuectn Kootenay   Landing ��lth
Oro . . Mi - llrituch I  i n  '"''I' Wilvs
VYrjAIvE-f : ' '
Ex. ��� to.       ������     ' '������* ,:"".
16.U     ,v. MELSO Ai    IL"
Tup., I mi... but., i Ai��H��ta ��""
re .. leuving ICi do   '  liOk.
. \ -. .��� i\  "��� iis;   !���������      'OINTS
i' " ;
1 ii-ii
U.00 Lv.
4 he:   NELSON I   Rt
Kiii- rale and fu
oai lo  il BBont, or
c   K. BEA8L1 V* Cl
i;. iv   . i
'I i'i-v. ''.,"    Vu> ..'..
Spokane  Fails* &
Northern RV
Melann  A  Fort
Red fountain R'v-
The only   all    rail   route  wltbO'lt
cluing., of ci.r�� between Neww ��
Kossland and Spokane mid RosBianu
Lv.  0.15a.m. NKLSON. Ar.ft.2"p.m.
Lv. 1125,1..,,. ROSSLAND Ar-SODI"
Lv,  815a.m. SPOKANE Ar.0.i��P'
TrelD that lenvea Nelson ���'���JJ,^
makes cIob.i oouneolmuN nt N>"K"U
���ill  CoobI PoiutH.  wlBoinil*
FaiteeDBers for KetUeBiwj nndw
���ry Creek, oonneet at MnrcuswitUWK
II. A. JACKSON, G. P. * rA,
Spokane  W8��b
Agent, Nelson, B.l ���
M !'
He Sells Cigars at $i0 Apieco and Is
Given $5 Sills for Nothing -Paper
Blanks Bring $5 Each.
The Opera House was packed lnet
ui.2iit, the attract ion being a tree show
11dve1tise.il by "Tho Australian Salesman," who announced that he had fifteen "ariists" to entertain his aurli-
fats] A little after eight o'clock the
curtain rose, and the first and only
artist, if the saleman himself he ex-
I'liuied, maili) his appearance. He
first Kuve a pianoforte selection, and
then throwing the li.ini of a goitar
around his shoulders proceeded with
some vocal selections. Tho audience,
who had hoen admitted free, proved to
lie very exacting, and ere they weie
satisfied tlio artist had to appear four
times. He was liberally, and deservedly applauded. Then enmo "The
Salesman" who avowed Ins honesty,
with a oapital H.��� not that silent h
which takes "an." Ho avowed that
he was the greatest advertiser in the
world, and that he had come all the
way from Australia to entertain the
people of Nel>-ou,an I announced a 7ery
uttraotive programme foi next, woek,
including it babj iow ��� . i��ing, dan ������
ing, -err drinking, smokiug, dumpling eatitig, and other contests for
each uml all of which vain .bio prizes
are to he offered, He next proceeded
la ,r '.:.. be did nol i nrae lo ������.���'-' m
for the purpose oT milking in in v, bnl
(.imply to advertise Ins goods. Ho at
the same time cautioned his hearers
uot to part with their moniij nulei
Ihey ciml 1 afford to do bo���iiot to
give their money with the intention of
getting it back. He next proceeded to
business and succeeded in selling a $1
bill for Sit), a piece of paper for tl, a
bit of string for $3, and a hiir taken
from a hoy's head for a like amount
There wero sonio of the best speculations of the evening for in each case
the money was returned with a present. Then he asked "Who will give nie
u $5 for nothing," and a couple of
doezn hands went up, that would not
dive into their pockets for a dime in
the name of charity. Next ho called
for $10 bills under like coudilious,
and met witn an equally hearty response, In every case, however, ho returned thejoiouey with a present, aud
where the cash was not returned a
watch was given. Then a number of
watch chains went olf like hot cakes
at $1 a piece, but nothing wont with
them. A variety of articles���knives,
razors, etc. ���wore next disposed of,
and as a wind-up a cigar was offered
at $10. It was bought np, as were also
haif-a-dozen other smokes at a like
figure. Tho purchasers were subsequently presented with watches. In
each of these cases the salesman asked :
"What have you purchased?"
"A olgar,'" was the reply.
"Por how much V '
"Ten dollars," came tho answer..
"And yon are perfectly satisfied with
your bargain?"
"Yes," was the half-truthful  reply.
That clearod tbo salesman from all
legal complications A fair and square
deal was made, though at :i most ex-
t'av'igant figure, However, a watch
was thrown in with each cigar. Tbo
entertainment throughout was most,
enjoy able, ami if some of those who
iu"'jstnl are not satisfied with what
they gor for their money, they have no
one   ut themselves to blairio.
electric lighting. This will enable the
Council to complete the works and pay
Off all liability's, and leave a clean
sheet for their successors with probably considerable assets in the shape
of water rates and electric light
charges, besides other monies due from
vaiious sources, as well us material on
hand. It is proposed to raise the $15,-
0110 on 4}.:, per cent, debentures repayable iu thirty years.
Petitions in favor of tha by-law will
ho submitted to tbo Council on Monday next. This petition has to be
signed by property owners representing
at least one-tenth the total assessment.
Considering the amount of work that
the amount covers, there is a general
feeling that the by-law will be favorably received.
The question of numbering the
houses on the different streets was discussed at the meeting, and a proposition submitted from H, H. Avery to
simply illuminating figures, his idea
being that the householders would
willingly pay for the figures.
Bv tiik Advertising Masaobr,
leading io her place places her stock
again in tuucli with the ladies of Nelson, and.an announcement of her stock
appears  elsewhere in today's issue.
The First Mairiages Celebrated in Nelson���Patrick's Day Celebration,
"When?ver 1 t'ike up The Miner
nowadays," said an old-timer yesterday, "1 am bound to read of tho marriage of some couple. They were not
so numerous in the early days. The
first wedding that was celebrated hen
was ot the end of April or early in
iMav, !8!ll George Woods had the distinction of playing the important part
in thai ceremony, for the other party
to the contract took his name. The
weddiug tu k place nt Mra. Coming ,
vvlio lived in a house that stood where
Tom Wai.I now lives. It was. by the
way, the first plastered house in Nel-
pon. Coming was in partnership w :,i.
Ward in the Glue Pot saloon. Well,
we had a great time at the wedding,
lint a year afterwards the bride of the
occasion was drowned. Willi her husband aud an adopied daughter, she
went on a visit to a friend at Seven
Mile Point. Woods was able to manage a saw, but he could n it manage
a sail boat. On the return journey,
lie appears to have tied down his main
sheet, and a squall coming on, the boat
was upsot. They hold on to the upturned boat, until at last the child
eiive up, and Mrs. Woods iu her efforts
to save her lost her own life. Woods
himself had a very narrow escape, aud
when rescued was as much dead as he
was alive. There was great Eorrow in
town when the accident was reported,
and a lot of us went out with grap-
nliug irons to search for the body.
Woods himself died at Spokane some
time ago.
"The second wedding took place the
following year. It was held at the
Silver King Hotel, and Angus Mclntyre was the groom and Miss Johnson
the brido of the occasion. Everybody
was invited to the wedding, and the
invitation was generally accepted. We
had a great time. Turkeys were then
$12 a piece, and I heard it said that
the turkey account for the wedding
supper amounted to $7.">. A. more sensible collection of wedding presents I
never saw���they had as much as started them in housekeeping, including
everything from a kitchen range to a
"At tbe rear of the   Madden   House
in thos. days, was a bunk-house.    Fellows coming in with blankets used  to
occupy the bunks, and now and  again
the place   was so full that some hud to
go bunkless.    There was one chap who
lost a watch, and he  accused   another
of bis liunkiuntes   with having   stolen
it.    The supposed thief took the sneers
and jeer- of  tho   others  so   much   lo
,. it thai ho   o leinnn-d   to   oominii
siiniide.   Going down mi ihe hike wilh
The Ratepayers to   lie   Asked   to Vote  this intent, he  chanced   to   encounter
��115,000 For Public Works.
A meetiiiK of the Finance   Committee was held in ihe City   Hall   yesterday tor the ��� nrp ue nt   o nsiderlng the
.ii i.,' tbe  ..'     il be sub-
litted    ��� .1' finyers foi   approval
li   mine 11 uc as II i bj la\> to rni
 ingenieiil m ��> 1 i the 0, P. K
i'hr       re   present Mayor Neelands,
Aid, McKiiiop, liirkpulriok ami Beer,
The experienced advertiser is an unusually intelligent man, an 1 ono who
knows when and how and where, to invest monQy in advertising. His knowledge oomes from experience for which
he has paid hard cash, and it takes
more than bullying methods and paragraphs to win bis advertisement
against his better judgment. The Miner of today, and of previous Sunday,
as well as of week days, contains more
nnid advertisements than does uny
other newspaper published in Nelson.
The reason is obvious. Tlio owneis
of The Miner are not engaged ill the
various branches of sale or trade in
Nelson, in competition with our advertisers, and The Miner is a newspaper
conducted on business principles. Onr
rates may be considered low, but tbey
are prepared lo meet the conditions of
population and trade that now exist
here. These rates suit us, and thai
they ore considered tho oorre.it rates
for elson is evidenced bv tho handsome advertising patronage The Miner
today enjoys.
The Nashville Students are to show
in Nelson next Tuesday night, and
Manager Annnble of The Nelson Opera
House announces the fact in au advertisement in today's Miner. "Uncle
Kastus' Birthday," comic opera pro-
pnetion hy colored noplo, is the b il
!.;��� Tuesday night, and is well spoke
nt wherevei it his been produoed, Lovers of negrr melodies as rendered by
the people from Hie Sunny South land
aro making mi effort o induce thi
Students to give two nights' entertainment, the second night's show to
consist entirely of plantation specialties   aud camp meeting anil jubilee
To lay's issue of The Tribune shows
that the merchants of Nelson have
adopted up-to-date methods of advertising. The advertisements are written
io be road, not to fill up space. This
kind of advertising pays in tho large
cities, and will pay m Nelson���Tribune.
Careful search of The Tribune's advertising columns shows bnt two new
or enlarged advertisements in the issue that contains the above notice, and
those two from meichants who are
commonly stated to be large holders of
stock in the Tribune Association, Limited. This morning's Miuei shows to
the rtadiug publio that the business
men of Nelson know a newspaper from
an organ of personal spite, and the advertisements of business men not en-
gaged in the newspaper business are
placed where they will bring the best
returns���in The Miner.
J, 0. T. Crofts & Co., mining engineers and agents for mining machinery
and supplies, have a special announcement in today's Miner.
i | \ v '>e BEN i'l; RES,
the Methodist pai'smi, Kev. .Iiinies Tinner, and getting into conversation
with his reverence told him what he
intend'd to do, 'On, don't mind what
thev say to you,' said his reverence,
��� . i . llinj accuse me ol worse then
that. ' le. -a. thai ne'- 1 was ' online out ' f Oaiiboi ii the early days.
thai I md a liouinii Catholic priest
whn was well mounted, nnd ban wiih
him |B00. Thev say thai I propos d it
li I game of   cards   lo   �� bile   away
Tbo  01      I leri   sunn Itted   in   e-ti
- ��� ��� ��������� '":;,;;;, ?,��������,a,iski���-,o���,,-, i .< ��<
'  , , ,   ,e   fj cent ho   had.   -  -    '
l-im Cor in- liot ��������� I Hud He n I won;
,i ..i i mounted his In.i.v and rinlu  out
poses, 18,000   to  oompl     "��� "    '" ; ^       leBving the priest dead
works system and pay oil ae,  not." .... ��� whut  they   say
der this heading, $1,000 for sidewalks,   "'"���*'���
$000   for
for   sewerage   construction,
i. 11! i '��� i  i ���   n i ���.'��� si   i In,
i   -      ...    This  amomil   iva
up ��� i ��� .0,(11.0   Cor   electric   ligbl   pm
They   have   said    worse
street   improvements  ��8,800 I*���*   J�� ( ^ ^ �� ^ ���,���,,   ���f
*' 'committing    suicide.'     The    fellow
th��� | turned on his heel and went back, and
balance for salaries  aud miscellaneous
expenditure.    The
was set down   ns   114,586.
public health department, $H00 for no-
lice, $050 for fl:-o department, and   the, --- ^^ ()f tno   wnt(.,,   was   after-
I wards traced to one of his acousers.    I
"t,MUteUTZiKS have told   you   that   Kev.   Mr.
u - m      Turner did duty at both  of   the   mar
inade up of tho balance on hand of *���!,- j r       kl)   of>    what   about   the
858.SB, real estate taxes ancolleoted, '��!�� ^? n, ((i]) yon Bbon, that
$si,ooo; reoeived from 0OTernment "thei time," nnd the old-timer left
through   Turner,   Beeton   &   Co., for ^ ^ Fireman's smoker.
sower pipes. $780,110; Provincial   Oov-|l ___ .	
eminent grant for firo purposes, $'-100;
eleotrio light rates, fSIOO) water rates,
11,800) miscellaneous, $ioo; health department, police court fines, license-,
sewerage rentals, etc., $700. This
would leavo a deficiency of |1B,810.
The waterworks construction and elec-.
trio light plants as improved will add
to current account about 17,880
meet the   liabilities   it
issue debentures amounting to $8,000 Mrs
for waterworks purposos aul $7,000
1 W Knglish, Kossland; Wm. Patterson, 'John Bain. Ottawa; K Mo-
Quire, Molly Gibson mine; n. .. su-
lv",,,'TorontoiMiwMoEwen,  Kasloi
W   (I   Dewer, Toronto; W.   II.   Steele,
fS.Uh.rle.Liuney, Grand Forks.
Vi.ncou"ver";".I. McMnster, Kossland ; V
Kwe! Spokane. ���I.  W. Smith, N.'V
&   Lime
down   a
Although the store that contains tbo
jewelry stock of J, J. Walker, the
nopular Nelsou jeweller, is not the
largest store building in Nelson, yet
the stock contained therein is,in quantity nnd variety the equal of any in
West Kootenay. For the holiday trade
Mr, Walker is putting in n wide range
of suitable gifts iu sterling silver, ainl
is giving a ticket in a valuable phonograph to every purchaser of goods from
his large and well selected stock. To
make room for new Christmas goods,
Mr. Walker is today advertising a geuernl bargn.n sale.
The Kootenay Cigar Factory has ils
regular column advertisement iu today's issue, and the juslice of its
claims ore conceded ny the smokers of
Nelson, The "Royal Seal'' and"Koofe-
nay Belle" oi gars are the two brands
ibat have the largesi Bale in ibis district, and the excellence of those cignn
is disputed by none.
Last night  Moritn O'Reilly & Co.,
mined I'niiii their old quarters In ihe
Mara Blook to their new Btoro ill the
Houston 13lock, and toinoiinw morning they will greet their large number
of customers and friends in one of the
lineal store buildings in West Koote
n.,y, containing as line a stock of dry
-.mils nud gr ui's furnishings as Nelson
 mid as.   foi,   The   success of
i      Rellly r.v 11 lighi be oon-
��� n��� nl by Ihe thonghtless as phenome
ii,il unsolemn.' the short length of
time it has taken them to booome the
business leaders in tbeit line of trade.
Asa matter of fact their success is
due alone to up-todino business methods, careful attention to their customers and lo selling the best goods at the
most reasonable price, coupled with
eoiiscivativo advertising. Thy deserve
the big trade they have worked up,
mid will hold it and increii'e it by the
same methods tbat enabled thom to obtain it.
The men of Nelsou are the best-
dressed of West Kootenays residents,
and H. M. Vincent is doing a largo
pint of the tailoring frr the citizens
of ibis district. His regular Sunday's
announcement appears in another column. 	
After n long and vexed siege with
bad roads and buildiiig-inaierial-oh-
structions that made it almost impossible for ladies to reach ber millinery
establishment, Mrs. McLaughlin is
pleased to aniiouiieo that   the   C03ipl
Mr. IVI"   Elliott, of Perth, Ont., ar.
rived in town yesterday and intends to
make Nolson bis home.
Hon, SV. Patterson, Minister of Gus
funis, i.aui'i over from Rosslnnd yesterday, and is registered nt Die Ilunn
A. O, Egbert, superintendent of the
Star mine at Ainsworth. was in the
Oity yesterday nn business connected
with the mi ii*'. which hi reports looking well.
The iiiici; work on Mr. T. Madden's
new building on Baker street was
completed vesterdny, and tbe surplus
supply carted away. Mr. Madden
hopes to get the roof on before the
snow begins to fall.
The West Kootenay Brick
Company yesterday brought
scow load of 03,000 brick from Balfour, where another scow load awaits
shipment. The company yesterday
burnt their last kiln of brioks of the
The Nelson Minstrel Club nre holding regular practices, and expect soon
to be in shape tu give a public enter-
niinment, There is sonio good talent
in iho Muli ibis year, and when they
make their rielnu this seasou there is
-ure lo be a good time.
Tlio tirst snowfall of  the season wns
thai of yesterday morning, but it did
not come   to  slay    Subsequent   rani
washed it away.    At the Silver   Kim.'
yesterday there wore two feet of suow
and out neighbors at Rossland are ���������.
to be enjoying 0 inches uf   the beauti
Building operations in Nelson are
seriously retarded owing to a scarcity
nf lutus. Local merohants hare been
promising a supply for some time
past, but it has not yet arrived. Gnu-
tractors are anxious tu have I heir lath-
ion aiiri plastering doiie before the frost
sets in.
Thero is a scarcity of fire wood in
Nelson, although not a famine. It
appears that coutraots entered into
some months ago for an ample supply
hive not been fulfilled. A couple ol
c.ir loads are at present unloading at
the C. P. K. and there is a lot stacked
in the immediate vicinity the Ciiy
awaiting the arrival of snow to sled
it down.
On Friday afternoon an accident occurred at the C. P. R. depot wh'ch
might have proved very serious. In
shunting two light box cars a wrong
switch wns turned, the result being
that the shunting engine dashed into a
train of other cars, smashing a couple
of them and giving a severe shock to
all on board. Fortunately no person
was seriously hurt.
Mr. J. J. Walker, the jeweller, is
prepared to testify to the eilicacy of
The Miner ns an advertising medium.
Ho inserted a half page advertisement
in last Sunday morning's Miner, und
received a substantial return therefor
during the week in the shape of several
mail orders from East Kootenay from
persons who were strangers to him, nnd
who stated that their orders were the
result of their attention having been
draiwu to the advertisennnt   aforesaid.
The dato of the sale of work under
the auspices of the Ladies' Aid of the
Presbyterian Church has been chain.'
ed. It wus originally fixed for the
first week iu December, but the dan
has been changed to Nov. ���.'!! and lit).
The sale will be held at the store to
be vacated by Martin O'Reilly & Co.,
on Baker street. The ladies havo a
big stock of useful nnd fancy articles
to be oft'eiod for sole, and promist
high tea on tho evening of tho opening.
Young Parr, who was arrested nn
Thursday   for  fighting on the   public
streets, was brought np in Police
(.'ourt vesterdny morning and lined $6
aud costs for the offence. The young
ster appears to be an incorrigible,
nnd was really out on suspended sentence for previous offences. His father
is under bonds for *fi0 for the vonm:
star's go d behavior, Parr is one of
the worst lads in Nelson, and the Police would like to sen him sent to a reformatory.
The Stars and Non-Stars had another
set-to at football yesterday on the recreation grounds, and n- on the previous week the Stars outshone I heir rl-
nils. There was a good game put up
on both sides, but the ground) were
in bad shape. The game was won bv
2 to 0. Tho teams were compos'd as
follows; Stars���V, Gallon, W. Btei I,
O, Ilayard, H. .McLean, L, MoBeatb,
O, Mo Ben b, B.Wallace and J Onrran
Si n stain���T. Gallon, il. Gallon, W.
McCniiish. IS Wallace, L. Steel <:.
Hong, L. Turk, W. Uats,  I). MoVioar
The  number of  juvenile  cigarette
smokers ill Nelson appears tu be in
creasing, and it is said that one store
in Nelson seems lo make a specialty of
supplying the boys,giving them special
rates on their tobacco and cigarettes.
It is against the law tu supply young
lads with tobacco, That the police would
do well to look tlio matter np is the
verdict of many a parent. The little
fellows congregate iu isolated spots to
enjoy their smoke, and at these meet.
ings a gro it deal of mischief io
Oaptain Wainwright was brought
over from Rossland this morning by
Chief Jarvis. on a warrant sworn out
last week charging him wilh obtaining goods under false pretences, It
will bo remembered that the captain issued a number of cheques tu local mer-
r'liants from whom he obtained goods,
but there were no funds lo his credit
in the bank. When reminded of tbo
little financial problem the oaptain left
for Spokane, nnd from there wrote a
series of letters to those he hud deceived with his bogus oheques, assuring
them thut as soon as be got bis remittance from the Old    Conntry be would
pay up. Shortly after arriving iii Melon, be was arraigned before Magistrate
('lease and put back nil Monday morn
Miss Ma M. Tarbell, the well known
authoress, did her lirst literary work on
The Chautsuquan.
Lady Archibald Campbell has written
n play which is shortly to ba produced
in Glasgow, It Is staled thnt she is to
lake a part in It herself.
Juliette Ilniln. still living in France, has
ilie distinction of being tha only woman
to receive both the cross ot thn Legion of
Honr-rr and tbe military medal.
Mrs. Redlngton rrt Gardiner, Me., has
nn interesting memento in her possession.
It Is a presidential campaign badge, bearing upon it Ihe pictures of Henry Clay
nud the nominee for vim president,
.Mrs. Alison Jones hn> just celebrated
in perfect health ber eightieth birthday
iu Houston, TV'S. She is the widow of
ihe i,resident of the Texas republic. Sim
is president of the Daughters of lliu Republic of Texas,
Miss Klnise Hardy Thatcher of N-'ir
IIuvea, who died recently, was well
known as a writer of anthems, Sho was
named after her father's friend, Admiral
Hardy, to wbotu Nelson, when dying,
addressed his famous words, "Kiss me,
Assistant Secretary Vanderllp has
given a $1,200 position iu the treasury
department, ut Washington, to Miss
Portia Sprague, u daughter of the lata
Kale Chase Sprague and granddaughter
of. Salmon P. Chase, secretary of tln��
treasury during the civil war.
Mine. Patti recently saug ot n charitable concert at Swansea, Wales. She
was received nt the station by the mayor
and the corporation and escorted through
the streets by a guard of ninuuted police,
while the crowds which lined the sidewalks cheered her to the echo.
Joan of Arc was not the only Frenchwoman to Influence French history.
Marion Phlippon, or Mine. Rolaud, us
she is knowu to fame, was the very
pivot nt that political contingent known
ns the Girondists. She counseled its
lenders aud Inspired thom to the arts
which brought about tbe terrors ot ITS'J.
Mrs. Gladstone, widow of the grand
old man, is a woman of wonderful
strength and endurance. Not long ago
she whs driving in a pony carriage
when the animal started to run nnd
overturned the vehicle. Though much
shaken up nnd shocked at the time, the
venerable lady soon recovered and showed no ill effects of her accident.
g-y^, ^ exactly
7 Wn s?4\ right two
years ago
from right
The eyes change.   We will
examine your eyes free, aud
will only recommend a change
if absolutely beneficial.
Patenaude Bros.,
Nelson. B   C-
Parisian Hair Dressing
Axe iiow open, a largo assortment of Hair
11 odn, Facial Treatments and Huh* Tonic.
l.iilit-i -imuhl not bo without onr Rote Creams
iloom i. Victoria Dullding.
For winter stores feeding should begin
about Sept. 1.
Dividing bees discourages them, because it weakens them.
It is necessary to feed while the
weather is warm, as the honey should
be sealed over thoroughly.
At night Is the worst of nil times in
which to handle bees. In the beat of
the day, when the most of them are on
the wing, is the best time.
Bggs laid by fertile workers always
hatch drones. It matters not where the
eggs are laid, in worker or drone comb.
They oflcn prove very troublesome.
Comb honey is easily damaged* One
of its worst pests is ants. If they be allowed access to comb honey, they will
cut the clipping and destroy the appearance of the honey.
Combs that are infested with worms
can be cleaned up in good shape by placing thom iu a strong colony of Italian
bees. Thoy are better for u job of this
kind thau the black bees.
One of the best ways of rendering out
beeswax is to put the comb into a sink,
place this Into a kettle of water nud boil
it. The wax will ooze out of tbe sack
and rise to the surface. Then It can be
skimmed off.���St. Louis Republic.
A. R. BORROW, am. i.e.:.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Corner Victoria and Kootenaj Bta,
1'. O.Box 550. Telephone No. OB
-Iooteui;y Railway ami Nav.
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tXTKH riiAJ)   CO.
, ��� ' :'
i 'assent r truin foi I ttion ���
lvo     Kanlo  a    $ a. m,
5 M.in.
IN ' , tliS \ : [ON m,  \ -������ \    A   i HAD. CO,
Opcral iii��� ii.. Kool ��� ������ ���. lot >- i d 1th i r.
Str. "I'.u-r. atioual1 leaved Kaulo for Ni laon
ii ii :i in, dully oxcopl Sundaj Itotoriiing,
eaven Nelson al l..i" p.m,, catling ;��.��� Balfour,
I'llol Bay, Ainsworth and nil wuj points Concocts with Sir. "Albo t.i" ta i <1 from Bon
net-.- Furry, Idaho. rURowith S. V. \ N. to unci
from   pokane ai Fire Mile Point
Str Alberta" Leaves Nelson for Bonner's
Ferry, (Tuesdays, Thursdays untl Saturdays
at 7 a.m., meeting Steamer "International1
from Kaslo at Pilot Hay. Hoturnlug, leaves
Bonnor's Ferry at 6 % m. Wednesdays, Fri-
taysand Sundays, connecting with Str. "in-
oruational" for JCaslo, Lardo and Amenta.
Blreot eonneetlons made at Bonnor's Ferry
.villi Great Northern Hallway for ml points,
east Kiul west*
Str. "International"leaves (Casio for Lardo
twi Argenta al 8,45 p.m. Wednesdays and rri
ilayB,   Sir. "Alberta" leaveH  tCaalo for Lardo
.uu* Argenta ai 800 p.m. Sundays.
Steamers call at  prinoipal landtags in both
directions, and al otner points when signalled
Tickets sold to all pointn in Canada und tho
United states.
To ascertain rates and full information, ad-
driHs :
Manager, Kaslo, B. O
Thore are careers ami careers, bnt
Dearly all of them are helped mllier than
hindered by marriage.���Rochester Demo*
crat und Chronicle,
L.et ns have more young marriages,
early marriages if you will, and less talk
of the future nnd of the necessity of
having a "pile" before we can be happy,
���Waukegan Hun.
The average young man who marries a
woman of the right kind need spend little or more for several years after marriage than he spent before. Of course. If
the wife in addicted to needless extravagance, it Is another story.���Macon Telegraph.
Those who marry below $15 nnd havo
children must keep the family at work
or run the danger of having to depend
Somewhat on charity, nnd, in any event,
they must lead narrow and restricted if
not squalid lives. Those who marry in
cities under J^'JB a week run grave risks.
���Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
King Oscar of Sweden  takes dcligh*
in iMiinj,' for salmon.
The Duke of Edinburgh has a fleet of
50 silver whips, presented to him al  different    times    by    admiring    cities   and
to wus.
Tho  proposed  visit  of  tho  German
etDperOr tO the queen is tentatively fixed
to take place at Windsor On Nov. 16,
but the date is subject to alteration.
The emperor of Russia is said to he
the most liberal dispenser of fees among
the monarebs of Europe. It is not unusual for him to give a coachman or messenger a 60 ruble note.
Tbe queen of Itouinnmn has developed
a new fad; she has become a public lecturer. She began by giving lectures to
young Indies in the palace, then she
passed to tbe hall of a public school,
lecturing to the pupils, and now the is
about to begin on platforms before the
public generally. She does not cotitine
herself to any one subject.
pleased to announce lhat tbo coaipie-; -Hi^t   when* tho ohnrge will fie gone iLl0Dlw.j Bujiy
tion cf  the  Houston   Block   sitlewnlk | into. *"
Wbcn making must md arid Fait anil a
fuw drops of whltt win. viliPKiir, If you
witb to k.i'P It.
B��war. of canned fruit If tho ends of
ill. cam :.Mi !���.',;��� '��� out. It Ini'lUH that
tho fruit hiia foniH.'Ulml.
To hiiutcr moans to fry things liirhllj.
by toning ilii'iu in h frying pun with ��
��� mull  quantity of biittirr.
Alwayi buy > Until, hard eat,Luce Iu
prcfi'iviiru to a liii'Kf, loot* luavi'd one���
it   will   ta��t��   better  and   there   will   b*
Hor* rrf  It.
To lu.'ike a good fiih aauc. tnka torn*
plain, thick, ii,,-!i-.l butter und add a
tounpoonful of iuiuhruom ketchup with
tlm  nania  quantity   of    idcklud   walnut,
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IK have  lie  :r.��>-.i   complete j
oqnippa I   Job Office in
tbe K'ruti'iiiiys, nnil  are
therefore prepared io turn   out
the Be��( Will I., llllrl we   iln   it  ut
nick bottom prices.
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Bargains Greater Than Ever Before
To make room for one of the Largest Stocks of Holiday Goods ever brought to Nelson, we will sell all the following
articles and a thousand other articles at greatly reduced prices.
In Diamonds we have
To responsible persons Diamonds will be sold on the installment plan.
In Watches we have those in
Filled cases.
Gun Metal.
Diamond Set.
Scarf Pins.
Open Face.
Shirt Studs.
Hunting Case.
Cuff Buttons.
Some   Choice   watches   sot
with Diamonds and Opals.
Silver Novelties and Other Goods.
Manicure Sets.
Hah' Brushes
Military Brushes
Clothes Brushes
Cups of all kinds
Mulch Boxes.
Cigarette Cases
Cigarette Jars
Cigar Jars.
t'racker .Tars
Pull' Boxes
Curd Cases
Hat Pins
Cork Screws.
Onyx Tables
You have DO
idea nf the beauty
and extenslveness
of ourstook unless
you have inspected it. It is 1*
pleasure lo show
Parlor Lamps.
Banquet Lamps
Piano lamps.
All the La��esl Designs in Lumps.
Watch Chairs
and Charms of all
The largest assortment of Silverware Novelties
ever shown Id Nel
Clocks of Every Description.
Marble Clocks
Mantel Clocks.
Bronze Clocks.
Cottage Clocks.
Spasmodic Alsrra.
Tattoo Alarm.
Bee Alarm.
Musical Clocks.
large and   complete   assortment of Rings.
Quartz Rings and Jewelry
in great variety���the latest
Sterling Silver Goods
Berry Spoons.
Berry Bowls.
Bon-Bon Dishes.
Perfume Bottles.
Whisk Brooms.
Bonnet Brushes.
Crumb Trays.
Bread Trays.
Pudding Dishes.
Individual Castors.
Nut Bowls.
Cake Baskets.
5 O'clock Tea Sels.
All   the above  in   Sterling
A Ticket in the Raffle for a Valuable Phonograph given with every purchase.   We have a
new line of Side Combs and Pocket ooks, the latest designs just received.   Eyes
tested free of charge.   Watch Repairing a Specialty.   All work guaranteed.
j. j. walker
The Jeweler.
A Number of Appointments���Several
New Companies Incorporated.
Victoria, B..Q, Nov. 16,-The Official Gazette this week contains notice
of the following appointments: Edward Montague Nelson Woods, of Atlin, S. M., to be judge of the Comt of
Revision and Appeal lor the Atlin
Luke and Bennet Lake Mining divisions. Harry Symonds Law, of Alberni
to be a license commissioner, vice G.
A. Smith, resigned. Herbert Ridley
Townsend, of Rossland, to be a deputy of the District Registrar under the
births, deaths and marriages registration ant, for the Trail Creek Mining j
division. Thomas E. Nieoll, alder- !
man, and Frank Partridge, of Cumberland, to be members of the board of Licensing Commissioners,
The fullowing companies are incorporated : The Westinnister Mining
Co., nf Victoria, oapital, $1,(100,01)0;
Blaok Bear Mining Co., of Lardeau,
ti. O., Rossland, capital, $1,500,000;
Phoenix Waterworks Co., of Phoenix,
capital, $10,000; Harrison River Mills,
Timber ic Trading Oo , Harrison River, capital, $45,000; British Colnmbia
Condensed Milk Co., of New Westminster,, oapital 130,000,000 j Myster Gold
Mining & Milling Co., of Rossland,
capital, $500,000.
Application will he made at the next
meeting of the Legislature for the incorporation of a company to carry on
the business of miners of every description, to advance and foster the
mining intorests of British Columbia,
and numerous other powers, such as
constructing ships, railways, machinery, ohurob.es, schools, etc., and
supplying power and light. Frank L.
Christie, of Sandon, is solicitor for the
Application will he made by the Vancouver Northern & Yukon Railroad
Co., to the LoRistlature for an act extending the time within which tho
company may complete its undertaking
from some point at or near the City
of Vanoonver, or some point on the
shore of Burrard Inlet, to some point
on the north or sonth side of Fraser
River at or near New Westminster and
changing the name of the company by
inserting tbe word Westminster after
Writing under the date of October 21
on the number  of  steamers taken   un
by tho British Government in connection with the  South African war. The
Itish Times says: "The total numbei
in last week's list was 101, of 472,421
tons gross register, aud including the
present additional list of 40 vessels of
174,1102 tons, the grand total is 141
vessels, of 040,72!! tons. It seems as if
the tonnage taken by the Government
will exceed 700,000 tons, and all this
lias been done without causing any
break in the seiviro of the regular
liners, or without preventing the shipment of any cargo for which conveyance is required. It will be interesting to note that the total mercantile
steam tonnage uf France as given by
the Bureau Veritas only amounts to
985,978 tons gtoss register. Making
allowance for the larger gross tonnage
accorded to French over sea vessels in
order to secure the utmost advantage in
the bounty, it will he seen that au
amount of British tonnage has heen removed from its regular trade almost
equal to three-fourths of the entire
commercial steam tonnage of France,
without causing any peroeptihle inconvenience, Our French neighbors will
ho able to put this in their pipe and
smoke it. "
Lord Lansdowne, British Beoretary
of War, recently made u speech at
Sheffield ut the annual Cullers' Feast.
Speaking of Ihe help offered Great
Britain hy ^h ,t Colonies, be said in
part. :
"Upon another incident in those
operations I feel bound to sny a word.
I mean the participation of the great
Colonies. There has been nothing
like it in the history of this eo'"jtry.
Of the genuineness of their desire to
help ns there can ho no doubt. They
would take no denial. It was the Colonial Governments which offered to
send the contingents, but it was from
the people that tbe impetus came. It
was with regret that we found ourselves obliged to impose limits upon
th" numbers which they were willing
to furnish. But to my mind tho value
of this Colonial force is not to bo measured generally by their numerical
strength in the flghring line. Its presence will impress upon the civilized
world two great truths���first, that
"Grenter Britain" is not an empty
phrase, and secondly, that we should
not have obtained this large measure nf
voluntary support unless the cause for
which we are fighting wore a just
cause���the cause of those equal rights
wliich we have so freely conceded to
tbe people of onr Colonies, those rights
which have been so persistently denied to tlio people of the South African
Republio. "
How a Young Officer Managed to Catch
up With His Regiment.
The following story conies from a
field officer stationed at Southampton
during the recent embarkation of th.
troops for South Africa:
"There has beeu rather a rush wit]
young officers lately, and some of then
had only been gazetted three or lour
days prior to embarkation. One young
fellow found that he had only two
clear days to get his kit, and was under orders to join his regiment on the
platform at Waterloo, As usual, hie
tailor was not up to time, and the result was the youngster found that his
reigmeut had been entrained and started a good thirty minutes before be ai-
rived witb bag nnd baggage. He was
in no "nd of a stew, but, being of a resourceful turn of mind, he ordered a
"special," paid for it, and gave the
station inspector a telegram to hcikI.
Fortunately thero bappaned to he a
train ready made up, so it was rasv to
detach tho locomotive and two curri-
i ages. The telegram was worded: "lie-
tain steamer. Offlour coming by special train Important." Tho officer
in oharge of tho embarkation was at
once on the alert, and made the usual preparations for the reoeption of
sonio one high in authority, A guard
of honor wns in readiness, and so
were all the available staff officers. In
came the special, and to the amazement of all present out stepped the
young sub,, who gave orders about liiH
baggage, and went up to the senior officer, saluted, and asked him if be could
toll bi.n where was the colonel of hiB
regiment, as he wished to report himself. It turned out tbat his regiment
had not yet arrived, as the train bringing the men had been shunted at sonic
station, in order to let his special go
by, General Baker Rnssell nt once
grasped the situation and shook the
youngster by the band, saying something complimentary about duty, etc.
Tho regiinont did not turn up for nt
least another twenty minutes,and mat-
tors were explained."
The marriage of the Crown Princess
Stephanie'of Austria, is causing n great
commotion in Germany nnd Austria,
It is an interesting faot that her Imperial Highness must by the laws of
the Hapsburg resign her title of Crown
Princess and Imperial Highness, but
no one can take from her the title of
Royal Highness,   which   she has   had
from her birth as a king's daughter.
From the time of the death of the late
Crown Prince Rudolph bis widow has
received an income of 420,000 florins a
year from the Emperor of Austria,
whu h will now be reduced to 100,000
florins, also a very nice income for a
irivate person, A florin is equivalent
���it one shilling and eightpence in Eng-
ish money, so that she will hnve au
income of a little over eight thousand
pounds a year.
The ceremony will be celebrated at
the Austro Hungarian Embassy in
London, and for the first few months
after their marriage the Crown Princess and her husband will travel.
Later they will go to the Count's estate in Hungary, whioh will he their
prinoipal borne, end where they always intend to pass rbe sum mer. Tho
Gmparoi oT Austria will pay the Crown
Princess her income ont of his private
purse, as accordiua to Austrian laws
she lias no right to nny allowance after
her second marriage. It is not generally known that so great was the anger
of the Emptor whim he first heard of
the engagement of his daughter-in-law
to Count Lonyay thut he had bei con-
lined to hor rooms and did not allow
her to seo anyone except her personal
attendants, This reached the ears of
the Count, who hastened to his friend,
tlie Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and bogged him to interfere, His
Imperial Highness wont to the Emperor, nnd persuaded him not only to release the Princess, but also to give
his consent to the marriage.
and immediate delivery,
5 fcot wide by 11 feet long.
Manufactured by
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J&JOUj        nelson.
Fraternity Hall
4,'or Hal.,',   V koolflliiy si*.
can be rented for Concerts, Lectures,
Dan.ios, Banquets and every kind of en
i tertniiiiTient. Good ante-rooms, cloak
rooms, Kitchen ond dining room fur-
I nished.    For terms apply
I LR. K. O. ARTHUR, City
1 Up-to-date
We are .showing- some
Handsomely Trimmed |
and invite your inspection of our X
up-to-date Styles.
mrs. Mclaughlin.        1
A full line of
Harris Homemade Tweeds
From Talbot Harris, Scotland.
Fancy Fall Goods of
every description. Call
and inspect my slock.
Turner Beeton & Co.
^���^NELSON ^
Just arrived from Milwaukee.
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We Want Money.
We Have the Shoes.
You Have the Money.
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rrnra tho valley ot mom, where teardrops tiunf,
Tlie glittering bow ot promjsc sprung;
S" near it was plain to the dullest sight,
So distant no hand could reach it quite,
A'"l over ihe hills and tar away
li siretched where the heights untrodden lay;
ll"l fancy, truer ot eye than truth,
Could   see   Rainbow   Land   from   the   plain!  ol
There was gold uncounted In that (air land,
I here were shining laurels and honors grand;
There was love undying and friendship true
Our the mountains bright and blue.
But rough and hard was tho upward climb
On llie treacherous slope of the hills of Time;
The laurels wo saw from the plain below
wo missed ore we reached tho line of snow.
Anil tl���. K���ij for W[,jt.|, we greedily wrought,
II we found at all, it was dearly bought.
Tew nre (he eyes that arc bb-ssed to And
The rood lo the land where all aro blind,
Whore the happiest one is ho who lives
Alone tor tile happiness be gives,
Anil the only poor Is tho wretch whose alms
Oo begging in Mi.11 for needy palms;
0 id set Its Iniuiiils by his realm above.
For Rainbow Land Is the land of love.
-James Jeffrey llochc In Boston Pilot.
K   How a Hypnotist Brought et Jtur-
�� dei-cr to Justice.
l.,ai> -���       11    ��� I nil 'i'-.;   ;. '     adjacent   to   thi
line of th*      I ;     * 1    ' : ice and t 1 ns  ol   sale   ap| l\
at the office of the Company, Macdonald  Block,   Corner  ol
josephin-   and Vernon Streets,
T. C. DUNCAN, Secretary
West Kootenay Butcher Co.
Fresh   and    Salted   Meats
Fish and Poultry in Season
E.   O.   TRAVES.   Manager.
Bakiik Street, Nelson.
Orders hy mail receive careful and prompt a'tention.
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Complete Electi ie Equipments for lilectric Power   I rans-
mission and lighting for ...ines,   towns,   etc     Electric   Fixtures, LampsBell*-. Telephones, Annunciators, etc.
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.. L. POSUS...
Itarit.ilns In
BXPBB.ll (I lltMss,
Inspector Buraham thrummed tlio desk
with the tips o�� his Augers nud pondered
over the fallibility ot things human, for
the Force murder was now nearly three-
quarters of u year old, and its perpetrator wns still nt lnrge.
The atrocious nature ot the deed hnd
inspired the public and the police alike
wilh horror, und the entire machinery of
the great detective bureau had been set
in operation to effect the capture of the
guilty man. Not n clew hnd been left,
however, by the murderer, and though
the best men of the inspector's force had
been ceaselessly engaged on the case
their efforts had proved unsuccessful.
As the days and weeks slipped by and
the criminal remained free the indignation of the public found vent in frequent
communications to the daily press, wherein suggestions, snrcastic and otherwise,
were offered the bureau ns to the conduct
of its business nnd paragraphs nnd cartoons innumerable were graciously contributed by the news writers themselves.
In addition to these attentions the inspector wns besieged with cullers who
unfailingly hnd positive clews as to the
whereabouts of the fugitive, many of
which were run down, but every effort
met the one result. Nothing, absolutely
nothing, could be discovered of the murderer's hilling place. lie hnd disappeared as completely ns if tho earth had
swallowed him.
Quite naturally, under successive failures, the bureau became pervaded with
an air of gloom, nnd attempts to twit the
officers met with scant appreciation. The
department, stung by the taunts showered upon it, offered n lnrge reward, which
had been augmented by the family of the
victim, but despite the intense interest
iu the crime and many false alarms no
one hnd heen able to make a legitimate
claim for the tempting sum. Gradually,
in the rapidly changing affairs of a great
city, the murder came to be lost sight of
by the public, or, if remembered, to be
put iu the calendar of those criminal
mysteries which occasionally baffle the
most skillful of man hunters.
Thus the months pnssed on, until, ns
has been said, nearly niue hnd gone since
the discovery of the fearfully mutilated
victim hnd enused a thrill of horror to
run through nil.
The great detective's thoughts reverted
to the crime on this particular morning,
ami be wns chafing under the failure of
bis men in the case, when tho door of his
olliee was slowly opened, and n tall,
Blightly built, dark complexioned man of
perhaps -10 entered the room with a slow
uml somewhat uncertain step. Au air of
intense abstraction possessed him as he
approached the official. Having reached
the desk, he said in measured tones:
"I desire to see the inspector."
"I am at your service, sir," replied that
The visitor looked at him steadily, yet
with a seemingly unfixed guze, aud continued:
"1 have come with important information concerning the Force murder."
The inspector started slightly nnd smiled. It was, then, to be the same old story nf a positive clew, though considerably
belated.   He nevertheless suid politely:
"Please he seated, sir, nnd tell me
what you know of that crime."
The stranger accepted the Invitation
mid, ul'ter a moment of silence, said without preface:
"The murderer is found."
The official leaped to his feet.
"Found!" he echoed. "When? By
whom? For lind's sake, man, tell ine
quickly. Where is he now?" he usked
"I do not know precisely," replied llio
Informant, answering Hie last Question.
The inspector looked steadily at the
nin ii, who had never for a moment lost
bis preoccupied air, nud a suspicion
dawned upon hlui thnt his caller wns
mentally Irresponsible. Even so, ho would
humor him,
"Why, then," he asked sharply, "do
you make such a statement about a matter in which you must know tho bureuu
is greatly concerned V"
"ListenI" calmly said tlio stranger. "I,
With all others, was shocked beyond
measure by the brutality of thnt crime,
nnd I, with all others, trusted in the skill
of our detectives to bring tho murderer
to justice. Apparently, he must possess
oil her unusual intelligence or craftiness
to have escaped the nets your men spread
for him. That ho did so, however, It is
needless for me to add. When, therefore, I found that your efforts were futile
1 determined, in thu interest of humanity,
to ili-vote myself to his apprehension."
fie paused, nud the inspector, now thoroughly interested, silently motioned bis
assistants to draw near. Tho visitor,
Willi eyes closed, seemed to bo unconscious of his surroundings. The official's
voice aroused him.
"Proceed, sir."
"You nro aware, of course," the
stranger dreamily asked, "of the exist-
onr'.. of hypnotism."
"Oh, yes!" answered the great detective, at the snine liiui' glancing significantly nt his men nnd tapping his foreheaJ
wiib his forefinger.
"I am nn adept in the science," continue.! llie visitor slowly, "of which recent
Irvi'Htigntions have shown there are several degrees.  I possess the power ka tfef
most exulted degree. This means, briefly,
thnt I cuu control the will of nn unseen
ainl utiknown person, at whatever distance he may be from me, provided our
minds are occupied with the same sub-
jecl at the same Instant."
The Inspector sinqle the desk r heavy
blow with his clinched fist.
"I see," he cried, "and hy heavens it's
wonderful. That accounts for your abstraction, then?" he queried.
"Yes," answered tlio hypnotist wearily,
and relapsed into silence.
The official, understanding the situation
now, quietly awuited a continuation of
this extraordinary story.
In a short while tho stranger spoke
"I may explain that iu sucn an effort I
have nut the same absolute control of thu
subject that I would have if I placed my
hands upon him. Ho may retain a certain Independence of thought, yet is unable to control his actions. He must
obey my will, though he may be aware
that he is being forced.   Well, 1 decided
to bring my powers to bear on the murderer,"
A Irrng pause ensued, whii-h was finally
broken by the deliberate tones of Iho
"My method wns to, ss it were, throw
out a 'mental wire,' which should reach
in every direction, groping Its way und
feeling for the point which should complete the connection. This would bo llio
mind dwelling upon the same sulijcct that
occupied my own, and when my 'mental
wire' crossed such a mind my task would
lie to hold Its possessor by my will, nnd
compel him to follow this Imaginary line
until he stood before inc."
The hypnotist stopped, and a termor
went through his body. He soon took up
tho story, however, and in tho same calm
voice went on:
"1 realized that to attempt such a thing
when ihe excitement wns nt its height
wns but to merely waste my vitality. So
I Impatiently waited until the crime hnd
become u thing of the pnst nnd not likely
to be thought of to any grout extent except by the one above nil who could
hardly lie expected to forget it. I did
not overlook the poor victim's family, nor
your own men, Mr. Inspector, and I located these for the purpose of avoiding
them. Six months after tho murder I
commenced my wearisome task, nnd with
but little rest I have been constantly engaged for nearly three mouths in tlio
search. I will not weary you with the
"But," interjected tho official, "what
result hnve you nttained thnt caused you
to so confidently assert that tho criminal
hud been found?"
The hypnotist had fallen into a profound stupor, and his features worked
convulsively, while his colorless lips
trembled and twitched violently. Tlio
inspector was about to order n physician,
when the stranger's eyes opened and
sin red vaguely into space.
"Yesterday, about noon," and tlio voice
was lower nud more labored than before, "I knew that my patience had seen
rewarded, for tlio 'mental wire' found its
point of connection, and 1 felt that tbo
murderer wns not far away. Sinco then
I have not eaten or slept, and wilh his
approach the strain Is heavier."
The inspector hnd been greatly Interested in the narrative, but set it down
ns the imaginings ot an overwrought
temperament, nnd he wished it might end
for the soke of tho poor fellow in tlio
chair before him, who looked as if
touched by death.
"Ho is even now near by," whispered
the hypnotist, "und is struggling terribly
to free himself from my will. 1 do not
know whnt manner of man be is physically, but he hns n powerful mind, though
not of u highly Intellectual order. Secrete
nie, and see to him when he enters."
The earnestness of the speaker strongly
Impressed the inspector, and he wondered
if it ail really meant anything. He ordered a screen placed before ihe hypnotist, who now, with eyes diluted und
hands clinched, wns gasping for breath,
while bits of fonm flecked his lips. He
wus surely undergoing a terrible mentnl
Hark! A shuffling, hnlting uneasy step
is heard in the hallway. A shrill shook
the detective's frame. Could it be that,
after all, this thing was true? Bah! Impossible. Tho steps drnw nearer, bow-
ever. The visitor was quivering and
twisting pitiably. A hand scrapes against
the duor. It seems to piny about the
knob, ns if fearful of touching it, yet
forced to do so by nn irresistible power.
"Grasp tlie knob, turn it und enter,"
murmurs the hypnotist.
The bond finally rests on the knob,
which slowly turns. Instantly the occu-
puuts of tho room, with the exception of
the stranger, spring lo their feet, wilh
nerves tense and faces white with excitement in spite of their long experience
with criminals.
The door opens and there enters a man
of medium height, but of burly frame,
with haggard face, bloodshot eyes nnd un
uir of abstraction, He holds back as if
conscious of something against bis welfare. He bore the marks of hard usngu
und was evidently of the lower class,
though his bend wns of lino shape.
The hypnotist seemed to be making a
supreme effort, ghastly In its Intensity,
"Advance and speuk," ho commanded
Unwillingly, but surely, Impelled by the
unseen forco, the newcomer lipprouched
the desk.
"I'up'n." snid bo ill u husky, sliniiicil
voice, "I done it."
"What, my man?" Inquired the inspector, who, though still wondering ut this
marvelous denouement, hud regained his
professional instinct and wns again the
alert official.
"The Force murder," blurted out the
fellow, "nnd I como to give myself up. I
don't know what's the mutter witli ine
sense yestiddy. I wurn't B-goin to surrender, but my God! soiuethiu inn.lo me
do it."
He wns Immediately surrounded, ills-
nriued and manacled, when the hypnotist
staggered from behind the screen. Placing himself in front of tlio prisoner bo
made a few pusses before his fuce and
then fell soDseloss to the tloor.
With the release of the terrible power
nil the brutality of the murderer's nature
asserted itself, and bo shouted:
"What the devil's this? How did I git
yere?" And realising thnt he was caught
snuggled fiercely to free himself from the
grasp of the officers. Finding It impossible to break from them, he burst Into
the most violent oaths aud taunts, crying
"You've got me, ain't yer? But yer
didn't ketch me. Yer had to wait for me
to walk in yere like I was asleep to chip
the darbies onto me. Yer dogs! Yer
never would n-took nie, for there's not a
man on the force could handle mo."
Thus shouting nud struggling, he was
hurried out nnd off to prison to nwalt th*
doom he so richly deserved.���Washington
tost.  t*
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selected assortment .if Fancy Groceries for Christmas, including
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4 Our Ktock  of  Fine Xinu* Gaudies w II a rive in go il
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Powder,   Caps,    Fuse,   Shovels,    Picks,
A large   consignment  of  all  kinds of   Heavy   Hardware
just    arrived.
Arrived iu Nelson   Carload
Canadian Whiskies
Including SEGRAM'S 2, 4 and 7 Year Old Rye in Barrels.
Segram's    Star,    '83    Rye   and    White    Wheat    Whisky    in    Cases.
Gooderham   and   Worts'   Rye   in   Cases.
Walker's Club   Rve in Cases.
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Means a good deal to yon, and  to us a good  deal  of WOrh
and watchfulness.
In groceries we endeavor to cany everything saleable and of the best
quality only, in order thai your orders may be Tilled satisfactorily Remember " Ram Lais " of this year's picking is absolutely unsurpassed.
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IU A, adJtf ja+4, Art- NELSON DAILY MINBR, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19.'-1899.
I    4
I     MINING NEWS,     f
��� ���
Windermere, Nov. IS. ���(Special to
The Miner).���Messrs. Stark and Moore
are putting up a largo hotel at Peterborough, the new townsite, hoth are
hotel men of many years standing
throughout the Kootenays. Johnston, Santo ic Co., general merchants,
intend removing to Peterborough
from Windermere in the near future.
The Praser-Ohambera syndicate have
erected a large warehouse mid stable
nt Peterborough near the steamboat
Tom Jones will superintend the development work at the Paradise
Group of mines, situated on the divide
between Spring and Boulder Creeks,
recently bonded for 45100,000.
It is rumored that there will be an
opposition steamboat line on tbe Columbia River between Peterborough
und Golden next season.
R. S. Gallop has discontinued development work on the South Side Group
for the season. This group is situated
on the Jumbo fork of  Toby Creek.
The Delphine mine on the north fork
of Toby Creek is looking better than
ever before under the foieiuunship of
Walter Beatlie, formerly in charge of
the Reco mine, Sandon, B. C. A
three-fourths interest in this properly
was recently bonded from Messrs. B.
A. Kimptou, Arthur Harrison, and
George Stark hy Messrs. R. R. Bruce
and H. C Hammond.
The Red Line mines will commence
rnwhiding ore to Peterborough, for
shipment jn the spring in tbe near
It is understood that some 1,0011 tons
nf ore will he rawhided from the Paradise Group during the winter months.
A large number of fieight teams are
kept busy hauling supplies from Gold-
eu and Fort Steele to Peterborough and
the surrounding towns.
The French   Syndioate intend work
ing a   larga   force of men   throughout
the winter on   the   Silver  Tip Group,
situated on Toby Creek.
It is understood that the Hall Mines
syndicate intend developing th<< Black
Prince copper property, situated on
Boulder Creek, on a exteusive scale
next seaBon. This property is sitnated
in thejimniediate vicinity of the Paradise Group and adjoins the Jupiter
Star claim, owned by Isaac Nolan one
of the original locators of tho Black
It is not unlikely that tha Black
Prince Group owned hy James R. McLeod et al, an immense galena proposition will be bonded to an eastern
syndicate in the near future. R.O.,Jennings representing the Kansas Smelting Co , has secured tho Pnystone
Group, situated on Horse Thief Creek.
It is understood that Mr. Jennings intends to make Peterborough his headquarters 11) the futuro nud will confine
his attention to Windermere mines.
An eastern syndicate is anxious to
secure a bond on the Bear Group, situated on Bugaboo Creek north of Windermere, This property is owned by
Robert McKoeman and Dan Stadlan-
dor of Windermere, B.  C.
The Black Jack Group, situated on
Ice Creek northeast of Windermere,
owned by Alfred and David Pedley
and W. Ben Abel, is considered one of
the principal liuds of the season. Ben
Abol, one of the original lojators of
tho Rod Lino Group, recently purchased n half interest in Ihe group.
Harry Hughes, an old-timer in the
Kootenay Country, aud E. J. Walsh,
O. E., of Ottawa, Ont., havo oue of
the most promising oopper propositions
in the Kootenays, It is situated on
Horse Thief Creek.
The Holy Moses <-luiiti, adjoining the
Roi I,ine No. 2, will probably be developed ..ii nn extensive scale next season,
it Is understood thai �� deal is pend
ing for the Whito Cut Group.
��   ��   ���
Rossland, Nov. IK.���Owing to a .'lose
down i*i iho War Eagle niino on tho
13th, when some repairs were being
made at the SCO-font level, the week's
output is a little below the average,
lint the total of 4,980 torn is satisfactory, us is Mr. Carlyle's last statement
tbat tho ore in the Josie has widened
until there is now ill feot in sight.
Appended is u detailed statement (approximately) ol the output from Boss-
land camp fnr tho week ending November 1H, and year to date:
Lo Roi mine, for   week,   5J,-i;i2 tons,
for yoar, HI,2SS tons; War Eagle, week
1,600, year, 55,(i8K; Iron   Musk,   week
00, yoar 4,281 ; Evening Star, year   1,-
088 i Deer Park, year, 18; Centre  Star, j
week 1)1)0. year   11,M22; Columbia  and
Kootenny,   year   ill;   Virgiuiu,   yeir j
100; Mountain Trail,   yeai, 20;   I.   X. j
L , week, 25, year, 75; Coxey, year 20.
Total for week,   4,S20   tons; for  year,
155,151 tons.
���   ���   ���
Mr. H. R. Bellu.ny hns returned
from Soul] Crack, a tributary of the
North Thompson River, where he has
spent, tbe past six weeks superintending the testing of a lnrge area of placer
ground which has beon leased by a
partly local and pnrtly Old Country
syi diciito which ho represents. Ho
sunk a number of prospering shafts
from five to eighteen foot in depth
in different parts of their ground. The
grave I taken from these shafts was
measured and then carried to the water
and rocked, blankets ten feet in length
being employed. The black sand carries a great deal nf free line gold, and
was treated with quicksilver, one dol
lar'R worth of amalgam being obtained from half a pail of sand. When
| the sand bad hern thus treated it. still
runns $:I0 to the ton, nnd Mr, Bellamv
is having some shipped to Nelson to
ascertain the best method of treating
it. It contains n very large percentage
of magnetic iron.
The syndicate controls two aud a
half miles of creek bed, six and a
half miles of the Thompson River and
night bench claims of about 50 acres
each in extent. The ground will be
worked by a dredge of the New Zeal
and pattern, with a capacity of 2,000
yards of gravel a day. Oue of these,
tilted with the latest improved ma
cbinery, will start operations next
spring, anil it is hoped in the course
of a year, that one or two othars will
be nlso in use. These dredges nre on
a scow, 100x36 feet,aud cost from iJiiO,-
000 to $40,000 apiece.
These dredges bring up everything
within thirty feet of the surface of the
water. The material is first thrown
on to a revolving screen, thence to the
quick silver plates, over coooanut
matting, over the gold blankets, thou
over Huugnriau riffhs and finally over
jigs built according to n design patented by Mr. Bellamy. By this time it is
claimed that the golden contents of
Ihe gravel and sand have practically
all been precipitated. Mr. Bellamy
says that the gravel on the ground
leased by the syndicate will average 15
cents a yard, and that when the new
machinry is installed it will not cost
more than three cents a yard to treat
it. If this anticipation is realised the
promoters of the enterprise have a boc
nanza, as they control millions of
yards of the auriferous gravel.
��   *   ���
At the Enterprise Mine, on Ten Mile
Creek, accommodations have just been
completed for 75 men. A new ore
house has just been erected and the
track laid from rhe No. 3 tunnel to tho
road. The wagon road that connects
the mine with the wharf at Ten Mile
Landing, has beeu repaired and put
into good condition. A small torce of
men are employed working on tho
outside nnd putting everything in
shnpo for winter.
*   *   ���
Another strike, of some importance
has hfon made ou the Torpedo claim,
a lodge running parallel to that ou
which the tunnel is boing driven having been lately discovered. This ledge
lies about 40 feet from tho Torpedo
vein and runs parallel with it, this
new ledge has been traced along the
surface for several hundred feet and au
open cut, now being run iu to it, has
exposed over four feet of mixed carbonate and galena ore. It is the intention
of the owners of this claim to drive a
oross-out tunnel to this new find, from
the tunnel already run on tbo Torpedo
vein, commencing at a point about
170 feet in from the mouth. This
cross-cut will need to he driven over 50
feet and will tap this new Hnd over
1S5 feet deep.���Silvertoninn
��   *   ��
The Venus Gold Mining Co., has
beon duly incorporated and gazetted,
with a capital stock of $1,000,000 in
one million shares of $1 each. Tho
group is situated on Morning Mountain and comprises the Venus, Cosmopolitan, Saturn Fraction, Orion, Astral, Jupitor, and Cambridge, It was
rumored in town yesterday that tbe
vein in No. 4 tunnel had widened out
to four feet
The St. Andrew's and Caledonian
Sen iety h.hl their animal meeting yes
terda evening, tbe President, Aid. A.
[j.   MoKillop     occ living   the chair.
Among   ll.ise   present    were      Messrs.
3. Kydd, .1.   -\. Gibson, Brooe White,
,1 K. Stl'ichiui. li. S. KlllghOl'lt, Mr.
Forin and Judge Foiill, Tlm secretary-treasurer submitted his report
showing a  satisfactory   balance to tho
right side of the ledger. The follow
lug nllleers were cleeled for thn ensuing yean   AM. a. Jj.  MoKillop, pros-
idem;    ,Indue   Forin,    vice-, resident ;
,1. A. Gibson, secretary-treasurer;
Dr. Forin. physician; Rev. R, Frew
.'haiilin ; W. A. Macdonald, solicitor;
Alex. Stewart nnd John Hamilton.
auditors, and ns directors, Messrs, .1.
R. Robertson, G. Kydd, J. K. Sini'di-
an, Bmoe White, and R. S. Kinghorii.
Tho secretary was instructed to communicate with the Nelson General
Ho<pitnl the willingness of *ho Bonieiv
to donate a sum io furnish a room in
the hospital, and suggest that same he
culled St. Andrew's ward. It was
further decided that St. Andrew's
Day be celebrated hv a dinner, and
a committee wns appointed to make
the nece.-snry arrangements for the
Mr. F. M. Cliadbourn, oro buyer for
the Hall Mines smelter, has returned
from a trip through tho Boundary
Country, lie snvs that the railroad
has   been   completed into   Greenwood
City, and that the operating department will take over the line from the
contractors tomorrow, when n regular train service will immediately begin. The lino is graded into Midway.
but it is understood that the steel will
not Iip laid until spring, the projected
spurs to tbe vnlious mini's being completed fir-t. There nre about 25 miles
of these in all.
Love says not much, but says it, oh, lo well,
We cannot tell
What is the meaning of its secret spell 1
Its charm divine
Is like the murmur ot a Bounding shell
Heard in tht pauses ot th�� ocean's swell,
In beauty's ot- recurring parallel.
Its feeling line,
Artless of rule, yet more than rules of art
Unconscious pierces, probes, with inward smart
The lover's breast, the patriot's swelling heart.
Its music fine
Is such that if the singer break bis song
And stop the very spheres seem all a-Wrong,
We bid him take his lule anil, sweet and strong,
Renew his strain.
"Oil, singer, sing once more the olu refrain!
And echo faint its burden still prolong
In memory's chain!
And lest it perish, being only song,
Sing it again!
Again, again!"
���A. Q. B. In Spectator.
A Story Illustrative of tlio Opinion
That Two Women
���   Cannot Be at the Head of One House
"He was no uncle of mine, but it
pleased me tbat he let ine call bin) Uncle
Jim," said Mr. Park. "For 40 years he
and his worn faced wife bowed themselves beneath the yoke, first to pay for
tbe 100 acre farm and then to bring up
and educate their seven children.
"Something noble in them gave thom
ambitions for their boys and girls which
they had never bad tor themselves, bill
when they had passed 40 years, in which
the little farm had twice been mortgaged to put the eldest son through college as a doctor, they faced Ihe bitter
fact that the farm had passed from them
to Sidney, the second son, who had com,.
at Inst to keep a hotel iu n town 50
miles away.
"But the grent blow came when Sidney
married the designing milliner who
flaunted ber wares opposite his barroom,
and somehow from the date of thnt marriage Sidney's good fortune and the hotel declined.
"When he and his wife first visited the
little farm after their marriage, the old
mother shrank away from the young
woman's painted face, nnd nn ndded sadness always showed in her bearing and
in ber patient smile afterward.
"But she took Sidney's wife through
the house, showing her all there was to
show, though that was not much.
"It was not much of a home, as nny
one enn see with the mind's eye, but tour
stalwart men nud three fine women hnd
heen born, raised and quartered there
until, with good clothes and speaking decent English and with money In their
pockets, hardly got by the old people, one
hy one they issued forth Into the world.
"But the pert milliner saw nothing of
all this. She looked into the face which
God's linger bad anointed and motherhood hnd etched with trouble and said:
"''Tisn't much, is It? Only n clnp-
board house and no ceilings op stairs and
rag carpets���pshaw I'
"But the real crisis came when Sidney,
having stood at the woodhouse door und
blown the dinner horn as he used to do
when a boy, tho sound Hon ting and
crying away across the ryetield, the old
man came, for, strange to say, Hint was
the one sound he could hear easily,
though, as be said to himself, it seemed
as small ns a pin, coming from ever so
far away.
"He came heavily np from the barnyard, mopping his red face and forehead
and uow and again raising his hand to
shade his eyes, concerned to see the unknown visitors, whose horse nutl buggy
were in the stable yard.
"He nnd Sidney greeted outside warmly enough, but there wns some trepidation, too, in Uncle Jim's face. He felt
trouble brewing, nnd there is no trouble
like that which comes between parent
nnd child. Silent ns he wns, however, he
hud a huge and cheerful heart, nnd, nodding Ins hen.I, he laughed the deep,
quaint laugh which Sidney himself of nil
his sons hnd, nnd he was fonder of Sidney than any.
"He washed his hands in the little
basin outside the woodhouse dour, combed out bis while beard, rubbed his red,
watery eyes, tied u clean handkerchief
around his neck, put on a rusty hut clean
old coat and, a minute afterward, wns
slinking bands for the first time with
Sidney's wil'e.
"He hud lived much apart from his
kind, but he hnd a mind Unit fastened
upon a thought and worked it down until
it was an axiom.
"He felt how shallow wns Uii3 thin,
flaunting woman of flounces nnd ch,.up
rouge. He saw her sniff nt the brown
sugar���she bad always had while at the
holel���and he noted Unit she let Sidney's
mother clear away and wush the dinner
things herself.
"He felt the Utile crnck of doom before
It enme.
"It came about 8 o'clock.
"He did not return to the ryelield after
dinner, but staid and watted to heur
what Sidney had lo sny. Sidney did nut
tell his little story well, for he himself
foresaw trouble in the old home, hut he
had to face this anil all coining dilemmas
ns best he might.
"With a kind of sliainefaceilness, yet
with an attempt to carry the thing off
lightly, he told Uncle Jim, while inside
his wife told the old mother, thnt the
business of the hotel had gone lo pot (he
did not say who was the cause of Unit)
and they were selling out tn bis partner
and were coming to live on the farm.
" 'I'm tired nnyway of the lintel job,'
said Sidney. 'Farming's a better life.
Don't you think so, dad?'
"'It's better for me, Sid.' answered
Uncle Jim; 'it's hotter for me.'
"Sidney was a little uneasy. 'But
won't It be better for me?' be asked,
" 'Mebbe,' was the slow answer; 'mob-
be, mebbo so.'
"'And then there's mother; she's getting too old for Ihe work, ain't she?'
"'She's dono it straight along,' answered the old man, 'straight along until
" 'But Lizzie can help her, and we'll
huve n hired girl, eh?'
"'I duuno, I duiino,' wns the brooding
answer. 'The place ain't going to stand
"'Oh, we'll got more out of it,' answered Sidney. 'I'll slock It up, I'll put
more under barley, anil I'll get a reaper
and mower. All the thing wants is
working, dnd. Put more iu, get mora
out.    Now, nin't that right?'
"The other was looking off toward the
ryetield, where for 40 years up and down
tht hillside  he  had  traveled  with  the
cradle and the scythe, putting all there
was in him int" It, "nil he answered,
blinking along the avenue of the past,
'Mebbe, mebbe!'
"Sidney fretted under the old mans
vague replies and said, 'But, darn it all,
ean'l von tell us what you think?'
������His father did not take his eyes off
tbe ryetield. 'I'm thinking,' he answered,
In the snme old fashioned way, 'that I've
been working here since you were born,
Sid. I've blundered along somehow, just
boggling my way through. I nin't got
anything more to say. The farm ain't
mini' any more, hut I'll keep my scythe
Bharp and my ax ground just us 1 always did, and I'm lor working ns I've
always worked as long as I'm let to
������ 'tloinl Lord, dnd, don't talk that. way.
'r hint's aren't going lo he any different
for you and mother than they are now,
ouly, .if course.'  -He paused.
"The "Ul man pieced out the sentence,
'Only, nf course, there can't he two women ruling one house, Sid, nnd you know it
as well as 1 du.'
"Exactly how Sidney's wife told Ihe
old mother of the i rent change Sidney
never knew, hut when he went buck to
the house the gray look in his mother's
face told him more than her words ever
"Ami before they left thnt night the
pink milliner had already planned the
changes which were tu celebrate her coming and liei ruling.
"So Sidney and his wife came, all the
man prophesied in a few brief sentences
tu his wile proving true.
"There wns no great struggle on the
mother's part. She stepped aside from
governing and became as like a servant
as could he.
"An insolent hired girl camp, and si,a
and Sidney's wile started a little drama
of incompetency, which should end ns the
hotel keeping ended.
"Wastefulness, cheap luxury, tawdry
living, took the place of the old, frugnl,
simple life.
"Hut the mother went about with that
unchanging sweetness nf I'ace and a body
withering shunt a fretted soul. She had
no bitterness, only a miserable distress.
"Bill every slight that was put upon
her, every change, every newfangled
idea, from the white sugar to the scented
soap nnd the yellow buggy, rankled in
the old  mail's heart.
"lie had resentment hoth for herself
and himself, and he haled the pink milliner for the humiliation that she heaped
upon them both.
"Sidney did not see one-fifth of it, und
What he did see lost its force, because,
strangely enough, he loved the gaudy
wii'c who wore gloves on her bloodless
hands as she did the housework nnd
spent numberless afternoons in trimming
her own bonnets.
"Her peevishness grew npnee ns the
newness of the experience wore off.
"Uncle Jim seldom spoke to her, ns he
seldom spoke to anybody, but she had
an inkling uf the rancor iu his heart, nud
many a time she put blame upon his
shoulders to her husband when some unavoidable friction enme.
"A year, two years, passed, which were
as ten upon the shoulders of tho old people, and then, in the dead of winter, an
Important thing happened.
"About the month! of March Sidney's
first child was expected. At tho end ut
January Sidney had to go away, expecting to return in less than a month, but
in the middle of February the woman's
sacred trouble came before its time.
"And on that day there fell such a
storm as had not been seen for many a
year. The concession road was blocked
before day had well set in. No horse
could go ten yards in it.
"The nearest doctor was seven miles
away, and for any man to face the journey wns to connive with death.
"The old mother came to Uncle Jim
and, as she looked out of a little uufrnst-
ed spot on the window at the blinding
storm, told him that the pink milliner
would die.
"There seemed no other end to it, for
the chances were a hundred to one
against the strongest man making a journey for the doctor and another hundred
to one ngainst the doctor coming.
"No one knows whether Uncle Jim
could hear the cries from the torture
chamber, but, after standing for n time
mumbling to himself, he wrapped himself
in n heavy coat, tied a muffler about his
face and went out,
"If Ihey missed him, they must hnve
thought him gone io the bnrn or in the
drive shed, sharpening his nx.
"Hul the day went on, and the old
mot her forgot all the wrongs that she
had suffered and yearned over the trivial
woman who wns hurrying out in tbe great
"Her hours seemed numbered nt noon,
her moment's measured, us it came toward sundown, but with lift' passing of
the sun the storm slopped, nnil n beautiful white peace fell on the world of snow,
nnd suddenly out of Unit pence enme six
men, nnd the first Ihnt opened the door
was the do.'lor.
"After him came Uncle Jim between
two olhers supporting him.
"He had made the terrible journey,
I'nlliug at last iu the streets of the Village
with frozen heads and feet not a dozen
rods from llie do.dor's door.
"Tbey brought him lo, he told his story,
nnd, with the* abating of the storm, the
doctor and the villagers drove down lo
the concession rond and then niiule their
wuy slowly up ncross the fields, carrying
Ihe old man with thom, for he would not
be left behind.
"All hour al'ter Ihe doctor entered the
parlor bedroom the old mother came out
t ���     .-
" 'She's safe, Jim, anil tho child, too,'
she said sol'lly.
"The old man twisted In his chair and
blinked into the tire as if talking to soma
one he saw there,
"The old woman stooped nnd kissed his
gray, tangled hair, but she did not speak,
and she did not ask him what he meant,
hut there nnd then Ihey took np their
lives ngnln und lived them out."���New
York World.
piirior rieorooin me um niiiiiier came out
to where the old mat) sat, bundled up beside  the lire  with  bandaged  hands nnd
IliiriinmrN Wit.
Mr. F. C. Btirnnild, the well known
English humorist, when preparing in his
youth to enter the priesthood, was ordered by the novice master at his college to
clean the windows, lie humbly consented to do so if the master would give him
a lesson in the art, hut directly the man
got oulside the window on to the ledge
Biirnnnd fastened the catch nnd left him
out there. Kor this Dr. (afterward Cardinal) Manning severely rnte.l the novice, telling him Hint he would mnke a hotter shoemaker than priest.
"Well, you leave me, nt nny rate, the
cure of soles," Is said to have been tht
witty reply.
Trrieh me to question not or seek to swing-
Asirle the valance thou hast hung between
My vision anrl the outcome of thy plan.
Time's wintry day i9 brief; eternity's
Britdil summer long.   Then rather let nie learn
The lesson of contentment and firm trust
In thee, the faithful guardian of my days.
Whate'er the end, I can but do my best.
Failing in this, 1 could not happy be
Were all the mysteries that vex and fret
Marie clear as day.   Alone on mountain heights
The soft eyed flowrets in beauty bloom
tlngalhered and unseen, hut question not.
Peep in the forest's heart the wildwood bird,
Unheard hy man, pours forth his sweetest song,
N'o doubt lo mar his pulsing nole of joy.
1, to��, would faiiliful be, whate'er betide,
Anrl aid in my small way thy purpose grand,
Content to work, to love, to smile or weep,
Until the sunlit Isles all tilings reveal.
���Maude L. Selvey in Ainslee's.
Lite Mnnks May Be Taken Eimlly nud
U lllinii.   IJnriur-r.
Human life masks may easily he taken
by any one who is at all precise, neat
aud willing lo devote two or three hours
to learning and experimenting in this interesting work. Life masks are always
more satisfactory than death musks, giving tlie setting of a normal rather than
a fixed expression. There is absolutely
no danger, although it is difficult io convince some subjects of the truth of Ibis
statement. When taking u life musk,
the subject is told to sit naturally, with
the bend held slightly forward and the
eyes gently closed. An apron is put over
the clothes for protection, and a tuft of
cotton is placed in each car to keep out
the plaster.
The plaster heiug mixed by dropping
it iuto water, one is ready to begin. The
mixing of the plaster to the proper consistency is one of the most Important
parts of the work. A little sail may he
ndded'to make it set faster or a little
glue to delay  tho hardening.     Billing
1.1 lr
other color is usually added
when one comes to chisel the i
the cast the two pails can he i
Tbe plaster is splashed over the lace
with a spoon, knife or stick. The brcttth-
ing of the subject draws the plaster up
an eighth or n quarter of nn inch into the
nostrils. Thus tho mask receives tho
full Impression of the nose without any
distortion of Unit organ by tubes being
inserted iu it. The plaster is prevented
from being drawn up (oo far by au unconscious careful control of the breath,
As the plaster, in setting, reaches ihe
consistency of cream it may he applied
wilh n knife blade, nnd so the mask is
built upon until the mold has the desired
Cure must be taken to hnve nil parts
of tho fnce completely covered while the
plaster is thin and will take in the finest
lines. The mask must be built strongly
where it encircles the face and extends
from the forehead to the chin. Hut under no consideration should the hardening plaster be pressed so much against
the thin film first applied as to crush it
against the face. It is evident that no
plaster should he spread over the openings to the nostrils. Within HI or 12
minutes after the  plaster  is mixed  nnd
2 or 3 minutes after it is fully applied
the mask may be removed by pulling
gently forward and downward. The
subject must hold his features quietly
during the operation, for even a smile
would break the thin film of plaster from
the face. Al'ter removing the mask it
is allowed to harden thoroughly; then it
is sonked in water in which washing
soda, alum or some similar substance has
been dissolved. This prevents the cast
from uniting with the mold. Piaster of
pnris is then run into the mask, and
when it hns become set the mold is broken off. leaving u cast of the face.���Science Sittings.
The Pnbltc Prefer. Men Behind lb,
rreucrl-Xion Deik-Ho���ev���, Tb,.r9
Aro Several SaoeeMfu] Women
Pht-rimiclBU In 'l'hl, Conntry.
"The most practical woman pharmacist
iu tbe country todny is an old body |a a
down enst town who fixes up the salves
and seamen's remedies thai are peddled
about down ou the wharfs ami back
sireet landings where the fishing smacks
come in," said a man u, whose desk
comes worldwide knowledge of druggists'
and apothecaries' interests. "That woman never looked into a book of pliurma-
cy in her lite, uses only experience aud
old wives' testimony to compound hy, but
her prescriptions are iii constant demand
and nre considered absolute cures tor the
most aggravated fish bites and cuts that
n sea and river craftsman i.- heir to,
There Isn't any woman medicine mixer
anywhere that does the amount of business she does. I'm uot jolting, Here are
the facts:
"There were five women in my class at
college when 1 graduated in pharmacy
seventeen years ago. There have been
more than Unit number iu every class tlie
college has graduated since, uml �� half
dozen other colleges and schools of pharmacy have been turning om women pharmacists regularly every year nil Ibis time,
yet you can trace hut very few of them
in the profession today. This is a leading supply house for chemists' and drug,
gists' materials, Our honks show pretty
well all that gnes on in llie country la
this line, nnd the salesmen who go out
from here keep truck uf the small Osh
and little fellows, commercially consider-
A BiinlneftK Proposition.
One Chicago man successfully repelled
an importunate beggar on State street.
He was wailing for a ear. when a shabbily dressed human being shulllcd up lo
him 'mil gasped out a request for n cents
to pay for a bed and a howl of soup. As
the request was strongly tainted with
suggestions of alcoholic Indulgence the
man Linked him carefully in llie eye for
a moment and then said: "You look like
a reasonable fellow. I'll make you a
straight business proposition. I'll step established woman
Into this drug store witb you, nnd eiicli
of us will take out all Ihe money he has
in his clothes und let the clerk divide
equally between us.    Is it a go?"
The beggar looked at him only n second, then ho murmured something about
"going," hut il wus in reference to the
man and his possible destination, After
which tlie bcdlcss one turned on his heel
and   shambled   up  tho  street,���Chicago
The (iieerfnl l.lnr.
One of the London Ulobe's correspondents iu India assumes the responsibility
for the following story: "Two sportsmen
who were lifter n wounded tiger nuiti-
nge.l to get separated, and at Ihe moment when they were some distance
apart stripes made his appearance nud
horn down upon one of them, 'Ting!'
wciil   the   rifle,   but   the   tiger  cnnie  uu.
Ting!' ngnln; and, with blood flowing,
the lieusl sprang forward wilh jaws
apart, The sportsman saw his one
chance. He held the rille sideways ami
horizontally tu the growling beast, anil in
a second the huge teeth were firmly
locked in Ihe barrels, Then did Unit
cool headed man calmly hold the tiger
like a dog at the end of a string til! bin
friend arrived nnil dispatched it."
A Itilwld Khymcr.
Ill Illustration of the working powers
of Oeorge It. Sims, the dramatist nnd
poet, it is said that one night a new piece
was proilucc.I at a leading theater In London. Sims snt it out nnd then returned
In his office, where he wrote n column
nnd a half of criticism in rhyme. It wus
near the time for tho paper lo go lo
press when he began, and the boy took
the piece verse by verso from him to the
composing room, tho boy walking continuously from ono to thu other for an
that ed. in the out of the way places ami back
country towns. At the utmost there are
not ut this moment a half dozen women
in the legitimate drug business iu this
country. Women do well us doctors, and
the trained nurse ranks are overcrowded,
but tbey fight shy of practical pharmacy
as a profession. They go into it enthusiastically, study hurtl while at college,
take medals and class honors for proficiency, graduate with great credit aud
then���just do nothing apparently or next
to nothing with the knowledge gained.
Vou can walk all over this town, for Instance���go into all the main streets and
side streets nnd suburban streets���aud
you won't find a single drug store iu
which n woman is serving except iu the
capacity of cashier.
"Two sisters kept an apothecary shop
in a far east Harlem district in New
York for awhile, hut ihey quit, elthei
went Into something else or got married.
There wns another shop handed down to
n woman pharmacist at her father's
dentil, and she ran it for two years with
fair success. Now her husband's naam
is over the door. One woman is assistant manager of the drug department in
�� department store. She sees tlie drum-
mere, orders goods, keeps track of stuck
and looks after the salesgirls under her,
hut every hit of this could be done without taking a degree in pharmacy. Tlie
medicines and tonics and the pills aud
plasters, lotions, creams and ointiiieuts
thnt she deals in all come sealed nud
ready for sale just us packages of niiule
up petticoats or lemon lozenges or spool
thread would come. It takes only business knowledge nnd method to do what
she is doing. Another woman pharmacist is employed in a chemists' supply
house to superintend girls who seal nud
stopper,   herilihoii,   pack  anil tie up the
perfumes  and  dentists'  g Is and also
make attractive the household remedies,
pain relievers, infants' sirups nnd glassed
nnd canned powders and toilet accessories. She has no chance nl the iiiiuor-
tiint compounding part of the work.
"Now, the northwest ami middle slates
boast of some women druggists," lie added. "The slur woman dealer In llie business is located in one of the prominent
buildings of ii big Minnesota town, and,
from her letters, the questions she asks
as to new goods and methods, I take hi',
lo he wide awake and thriving, She is
28 years old, unmarried uml all for business, the drummers r. port. Another well
Irugglst has n gooil
trade in u Connecticut town, nud there's
one in Illinois. A young woman keeps a
small drug shop in her own cottage at a
siiiiiiner result. She shuts up each winter, hut duns gnud business in Btimmoi',
especially in 'teething' drops and mosquito lotion.
"Thousands of girls and young women
nre employed steadily in Un' wholesale
drug and patent medicine houses all otm
the country. There nre whole factories
full of thom, some situated in country
settlements where rent is chenp for the
plant and ils working | pie, end some in
crowded citv quarters, hut "II of these
women are at the merely uicchnnlcnl eua
of things, doing ihe outside adornment
work for which their small Angers an
especially lit. They work nl long 00010
tnhles with lillle Ihime light" ����� fl'""1 "
them, convenient for tlio sealing nn"
pasiiug. They have delicate tools to
work with, und are more or less dexterous nn.l Indispensable. Borne of tnem
work for fifteen or twenty years ��ttue
trade,  beginning when mere ,1."1'1,"'"
short frocks, hut Ihey have n fixed lima
fur wages, lit ihanco of advancement,
and have no 'o idea of the ''I"11""
and composition of the fluids and soios
thev  arc sealing nnd  packing tnun i����
girls who work in the silk factory ��� <���
door or who sew on clonks of mnke Don
net frames. ,,     ,. ���,...,.
"People don't take to the Idea of a wo
man druggist.   There's no .CC0��n Dg K
it,  but Ihey don't.   The pnhhe ;
likes to huvo n mini put UP  ts pi "    ,_
tions, and would take exception at ��
ing to ring up n won...,, druggist     "
or go to her for the hundredI ana on
things outside of the business W��
store stands sponsor for,   ''''<" ,������,m,ss
ii Wim nn inherited Gift,
"Johnnie, you lulk too much."
"See   here,  dud,   am   1   to   blame   for
your marrying Into a talkative family?"���
Cleveland   Plain   Dealer.
Queen Elizabeth nuule her breakfasts
and suppers olf of salt beef and ale. Iu
contrast, Mary, queen of Scots, whoso
tastes were French, had a most dainty
tuhlu uml wus luxurious in the extreme.
A man's idea of martyrdom is to gut
his own breakfast before the rest of the
family are up.
pouBi" ������<"��� business
it looks ��s If pharmacy weioi n
admirably suited to ���;'"'"   '^i^i,,*
and adaptability, j��      ". ' , ,������ii���B ot
of water nnd physics,   I 111. (] ,-,,
the Latin symbols and dlroctt
keeping of things orderly aw ��^y dny,
for this
But the public:" prefer_ a BM^  ^
as any
Hut t
huve \
housekeeper must do_cvery
Better sleep enn be obtained with
l��V than with �� high pillow.
and  apparently  *��u'da, Mtgtt
have women ministers, )v""',.,,,.., than
���ml   women   ���tockbro'isi
women drug^^hlcag��Jn
oi-����..a H��r m*      fol.
An exchange describes tfOlaWJ ^
lows, A girl named plain *"�� off ���,,
birth dropped the r ��"' ,���,,,������ to
and bwame Miss May.  *���     . the..,
ahine In a social wn.v *������������      Alj,,,it
�����" and Signed her let     ��',, ,lUd It��
bus drooped tbe
, year W*��wflM,ffiE����diii*
lust plain "ml.    A"''1'"


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